For its final exhibition in the 2017 Arts @ the Airport gallery series, Quad City Arts presents works by a trio of Midwestern artists: landscape paintings by Annawan's Broadbent and Rockford's Gates, and ceramic sculpture by West Des Moines' Lewis.

Arriving just in time for Halloween, the professional dancers of Ballet Quad Cities will stage choreographer Deanna Carter's adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, with the notorious count portrayed by international dance star Domingo Rubio 10 years after he first danced Dracula for the Rock Island-based company.

Up in Smoke. Los Cochinos. “Dave's not here, man.” Ask any fan of classic comedy who those titles and that phrase bring to mind, and you'll be told “Cheech & Chong” – the legendary duo of Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong whose 2017 North American tour brings them to Davenport's Rhythm City Casino on October 20.

Artworks by a pair of Iowans will soon be on display in Illinois, as Rock Island's Quad City Arts Center hosts exhibitions of photography by Bettendorf native Mike Leinhauser and mixed-media collages by Kathy Svec of Ames.

Let's do the “Time Warp” again! For the second year in a row, the Circa '21 Speakeasy will stage the cult-musical smash The Rocky Horror Show, treating audiences to live performances of classic songs and, of course, prop bags to complete the interactive experience.

With albums including Dark Days, Bright Nights, Deliverance, and The Charm – all of which placed in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 charts – country rapper Bubba Sparxxx will share with RIBCO crowds hits from his 16-year repertoire, including the 2005 smash “Ms. New Booty” that sold more than 500,000 copies nationwide.

Television stars from this past summer transform into autumnal stage stars when Davenport's Adler Theatre hosts the nationally touring World of Dance Live!, a night of astounding choreography featuring a half-dozen acts that appeared on NBC's hit reality-competition series.

Performing a “two-act” concert featuring both acoustic and electric sets, the alternative rockers from Rhode Island play in support of their new albums Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 – releases that, as was stated on NoDepression.com, “represent a clear-headed and progressive move for a band that loves to push the envelope.”

This year's annual presentation of lectures by Augustana College faculty members takes place during the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation, and will explore the 1517 movement's legacy on intellectual thought, communication, privacy, and the view of science and technology.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal for their “wide appeal, subversive humor, and first-rate playing,” the genre-defying musicians of PROJECT Trio bring a uniquely 21st Century spin to chamber music as the latest guests in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series.

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