A Midwestern comedian, New York Times bestselling author, Emmy-winning journalist, and musician whose content for his various social platforms has amassed more than five million followers, Charlie Berens brings his "Midwest Survival Guide Tour" to the University of Dubuque's Heritage Center on April 23, the Wisconsin native famed for his appearances on Comedy Central, Funny or Die, and MTV News.

On March 28 and 29, a Nickelodeon smash now in its 10th year comes roaring – or rather barking – to delightful stage life when Moline's Vibrant Arena at the MARK welcomes the national tour of PAW Patrol Live! Heroes Unite, a brand-new, full-length amphitheater adventure featuring super-size versions of the furry characters that kids of all ages know and love.

For all those students who took any opportunity to laugh at their teachers, they can now atone for it by laughing with teachers with teachers during the national tour stop of Bored Teachers: We Can't Make This Stuff Up!, a night of standup hilarity coming to Davenport's Adler Theatre on March 17.

For those who don't know what to do with themselves now that the NFL season is over, members of Quad City Rugby will visit the Davenport Public Library's main branch on March 20 for the presentation Rugby: More Than Just a Game, teaching participants about the pastime and how it instills great virtues within players including teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, respect, and enjoyment for all.

With the Chicago Tribune calling their performances “politically incorrect and funny” and the Charleston City Paper adding that the cast “has funny going on before they even open their mouths,” the Chicago-based comedians of Pimprov bring their sketch-comedy skills, acting talent, and significant bling to the Circa '21 Speakeasy on March 11, their 10 p.m. set preceded by 7 p.m. standup comedy with ensemble co-founder Marz Timms.

The latest gifted guests in Quad City Arts' Visiting Artists series will deliver a special, one-night-only public performance when March 22 brings with it a Figge Art Museum evening with Eisenhower Dance Detroit, the professional repertory company that, through its outstanding performances and educational services, strives to deepen the understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance regionally, nationally, and internationally, and to reflect on and explore issues of social significance.

Offering a presentation in the Archway Reading and Lecture Series, award-winning poet and educator Rachel Jemison Webster will speak at the University of Dubuque on March 16, her most recent book Benjamin Banneker & Us lauded by Booklist as "an engrossing, multifaceted, profoundly thoughtful, and beautifully rendered inquiry that forms a clarifying lens on America’s ongoing struggles against racism and endemic injustice.”

With its headliner a gifted comedian acclaimed for his tenure with the Tenderloins and starring in the hit game show The Misery Index, the nationally touring Joe Gatto's Night of Comedy lands as Davenport's Adler Theatre on March 10, the noted funnyman adored by millions for being part of the hilarious quartet of Impractical Jokers.

Presented on March 16 as part of the Davenport Public Library's 3rd Thursday at Hoover's Presidential Library & Museum series, the virtual program The Hoovers & Mining will find National Mining Hall of Fame director Elizabeth Dinchel exploring the roles that Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover played in the mining industry, including their translation of 1556 book in Latin cataloguing the state of the art of mining, refining, and smelting metals.

Sarah Marinda Loguen Fraser was one of the first female African-American physicians in the United States. Yet at the Davenport Public Library's Fairmount Branch, Fraser's lesser-known yet intensely significant daughter will be the subject of a March 8 presentation in Gregoria Foster Goins: A Worthy Subject in Her Own Right, a fascinating lecture by Augustana College's associate professor of history Dr. Lauren Hammond Ford, Ph.D.