In the second performances of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Masterworks season, conductor Mark Russell Smith and his musicians heat up the fall with Western-themed compositions by local, national, and international talents, with special guest Bella Hristova accompanying the ensemble on violin.

Presented in conjunction with its current exhibition Celebrating Day of the Dead, on display through December 17, the Figge will treat visitors to October 29's Day of the Dead Family Fiesta, an all-ages celebration of the Mexican holiday boasting live performances and hands-on art activities.

Two young artists at the forefront of the contemporary hip-hop, rap, and Christian-music scenes bring their “Home Team Tour” to Davenport on October 29, with all proceeds from the KB and Trip Lee concert benefiting the children's charity YouthHope of the Quad Cities.

Two exhibitions by one gifted artist will soon be on display at St. Ambrose, with paintings, textiles, installations, and more by the Iowa-based Greta Songe viewable in the Catich and Morrissey Galleries, both located in the university's Galvin Fine Arts Center.

RIBCO is set to host a special Wednesday-night concert with one of the country's most lauded and prolific metal bands, as the musicians of Thou have, over the past 10 years, released 10 EPs, four compilation albums, and five studio albums, with Pitchfork magazine naming 2014's Heathen “Best Metal Album of the Year.”

A masquerade-themed fundraiser for the Vera French Foundation, the Unmasking Mental Health Gala will raise money and awareness at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in an event boasting cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a presentation by guest speaker and acclaimed author Joan Becker.

The culmination of a two-month art project will finally be displayed on October 29, when the crocheted results of fiber artist and sculptor Carol Hummel's community-wide #YarnBombQC are unveiled in a public ceremony at the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art.

Arriving in tandem with the 30th anniversary of its film-musical counterpart, Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage will fill the Adler auditorium with beloved songs from 1987's beloved movie, including the Oscar-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy-winning “(I've Had) The Time of My Life” smash originally recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

Paste magazine describes Pickwick's latest album LoveJoys as “a seamless little sound-world of old soul, new blood, sleek pop, slow jams, electro-funk, and fearless exploration," and the Seattle quintet performs a Moeller Nights concert as the latest stop in their cross-country tour.​

Appearing as the headliner in the River Music Experience's and Great Sounds Promotions' annual Smooth Jazz Fall Festival, chart-topping saxophonist Darius will share his talents that are comparable to those of the all-time greats, with calling him “right up there with the Najees, the Gerald Albrights, and the Art Porters – he's that good.”