Presented by Phil Webber, a Professor Emeritus of German and Linguistics at Pella, Iowa's Central College, Iowa's Cultural Kaleidoscope continues the popular "Kaffee und Kuchen" series at Davenport's German American Heritage Center, the April 14 program highlighting the diverse roles played by the Germans in the state and particularly in the greater Davenport area.

Audiences may not hear the familiar strains of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “Someday My Prince Will Come.” But they'll certainly be treated to music- and dance-filled enchantment when a pair of legendary heroines join forces in the one-act ballets Dorothy Goes to Oz and Snow White, the Adler Theatre's April 13 pairing of family-friendly works by the professional talents of Ballet Quad Cities.

A thrilling live show hosted by paranormal expert Dustin Pari of TV's Ghost Hunters, the nationally touring stage spectacle Ghosts: Do You Believe? will fill Davenport's Capitol Theatre with tales of the otherworldly on April 6, offering patrons an invitation to witness where the boundaries of reality and the supernatural blur.

With See Chicago Dance raving that "it’s easy to feel the heart of this company and the passion that resonates from its mission," the gifted artists of the female- and minority-led company Ballet 5:8 return to the Quad Cities for their performance of Imagine Better, an evening of magical choreography and unmistakable passion taking place at Moline's Bartlett Performing Arts Center on April 6.

Appearing in a special virtual program in conjunction with her most recent book Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, & Abstractions, Dr. Temple Grandin - one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism - takes part in an April 3 lecture presentation hosted by Illinois Libraries Present and the Rock Island and Silvis Public Libraries, allowing participants insight into the humanitarian who has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades.

On March 22, the Adler Theatre invites audiences to “Come on down!” to the Davenport venue for the exciting touring event The Price Is Right Live a stage version of the beloved TV game show with prizes for the competitors potentially including appliances, vacations, and even ... a new car!

In a special event co-hosted by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities, a delicate global union will be explored in the Bettendorf Public Library's March 26 program Navigating Tides: The Evolution of U.S.-China Relations Post COVID-19, a deep dive into a complex issue presented by Augustana College professor Xiaowen Zang.

With the live presentation boasting dozens of local maps, guide books, and atlases produced between 1882 and 1926, a fascinating facet of history and Iowan/German connection will be explored in Melchior Huebinger & the Making of the First Automobile Atlas of Iowa, a March program at Davenport's German American Heritage Center, and the latest afternoon event in the venue's popular "Kaffee und Kutchen" series.

Boasting an unmistakable comedic style and stage voice that have endeared him to audiences since his breakout in 1985's hit comedy prequel Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, actor, filmmaker, and frequent voice-over artist Bobcat Goldthwait brings his standup set to Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center for two shows on March 16, his credits ranging from the Bill Murray comedy Scrooged to his long tenure as a panelist on NPR's radio-quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Appearing in a special March 20 program offered by Illinois Libraries Present, a two-time Oscar winner will reflect on her remarkable career in the virtual conversation Ruth E. Carter: Interweaving Tradition & Imagination Through Costume Design, this creative force behind Black Panther and its follow-up Wakanda Forever noted for being the first Black woman to win multiple Academy Awards in any category, as well as the first costume designer to win for a first film and its sequel.