When someone's professional careers entail being an actor, an author, a comedian, a color commentator, and a wrestler of several decades, you can bet that person will have stories, and a number of moving, funny, and astonishing ones are sure to be told in the Rhythm City Casino Resort Rhythm Room on September 13, when the Bettendorf venue hosts the eagerly awaited tour stop A Night with Mick Foley.

Presented in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of its subject's birth, the Davenport Public Library's virtual presentation The Life of Jesse Hoover will, on September 8, offer viewers fascination information on the little-known experiences of a future president's father, the program a special “bonus” event in the library's 3rd Thursday at Hoover's Presidential Library & Museum series.

A beloved local tradition designed specifically for seniors continues into its 22nd year when River Action, on September 2 and 3, hosts two days worth of self-guided Senior Citizen Golf Cart Tours, with six separate tours available for those enthusiastic to travel riverfront trails on both sides of the Mississippi, and those wishing to gain knowledge on the past, present, and future of the Quad Cities' mighty river.

Performing the rare art of Native American hoop dance alongside modern blasts of hip-hop music, Minneapolis-based brothers Lumhe and Samsaoche Sampson bring their exquisite talents to the University of Dubuque's Heritage Center on September 1, as the siblings' touring act The Sampson Bros. celebrates cultural pride, unity, hope, and positivity through their 30-year careers in music and dance.

Turning to nature for solutions to life's modern problems is the subject of a new and fascinating touring exhibition hosted by the Putnam Museum & Science Center, with the Davenport venue, from September 1 through October 20, treating patrons to the wonders of the world in ExhibitsUSA's Nature's Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art & Design.

A fascinating traveling exhibit celebrating contributions to the women’s suffrage movement, Toward a Universal Suffrage: African American Women in Iowa & the Vote for All will be on display at the Davenport Public Library's Main Branch from September 1 through October 15, and will feature profiles of several leading suffragists and civil-rights activists, historical information on voting rights in Iowa and the nation, and a map of important Iowa locations in suffrage and civil-rights history.

A Labor Day-weekend tradition once again blasts into the District of Rock Island in this year's Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the September 4 and 5 event in which thousands will cheer as hundreds of racing-kart drivers traverse the tree-lined streets at speeds close to 100 MPH.

On September 5, the architecture and construction of traditional European farmsteads, as well as the Midwestern edifices inspired by them, will be explored in Hallenhaus & Haubarg Barns in Germany, Denmark, & Iowa, a German American Heritage Center presentation by native German Dr. Wolf Koch.

Taking place in two cities, two states, and nearly 36 venues combined, the popular summertime traveling festival Alternating Currents returns to Davenport and Rock Island from August 19 through 21, a Quad Cities celebration of music, film, comedy, and visual arts boasting panel discussions, Q&A events, children's happenings, and more than 100 collective movies, comedians, and music acts.

While no one wants a repeat of 2020, the year actually did yield some good things – such as Ballet Quad Cities' partnership with Davenport's Outing Club, which will again host outdoor performances of the dance company's Ballet on the Lawn.