ROUNDING THIRD Playcrafters Barn Theatre Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 19 Back in high school, "rounding third" was what we called it when one of our friends got this close to getting lucky.

ROCK ISLAND FINE ARTS EXHIBITION Augustana College Art Gallery Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 30 T he Augustana College Art Museum and Rock Island Art Guild will kick off the 30th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition on Friday, March 31, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.

From May 12 to 14, hundreds of RiverCenter guests will be in stitches. Or rather, will be performing stitches, as the traveling Stitching Festival, sponsored by the Consumer Arts & Teaching Show (CATS), reaches the Quad Cities.

It's not shocking to see muscle-bound, sweaty men with beer bellies, tattooed pythons, and long, greasy hair all wrapped up in tiny bikini briefs. What is astounding is that thousands of men, women, and children paid good money to watch them at WWF at The Mark - and loved it.