With the touring TV star returning to Davenport for the first time in two years, the Adler Theatre will again treat TLC fans to an evening with the former host of the hit series Long Island Medium in Theresa Caputo Live!: The Experience, the November 1 event in which the celebrity will share personal stories about her life, explain how her gift works, and deliver healing messages to her audience members.

A traditional Mexican holiday inviting families to honor the lives of their loved ones and show appreciation for cultural traditions, Dia de los Muertos will be celebrated in the second-annual parade hosted by Group Õ, with Mercado on Fifth also hosting pre- and after-parties in conjunction with the October 28 event in downtown Moline.

Why are dolls scary? What is the thrill and fascination with being scared that Halloween provides? Such questions and many others will be addressed at Davenport's German American Heritage Center on October 29 in the live lecture Unraveling the Mystery of Dolls: Thrills, Halloween, & Germany, with presenter Dr. Ellen M. Tsagaris explores why some people find dolls terrifying, as well as the origins of Halloween and Germany’s role in the holiday.

On November 1, in a special online program presented by Davenport's German American Heritage Center, author and historian Russell Baldner will speak on Martin Luther and His Seminal Translation of the New Testament, an illustrated lecture featuring a rich visual component from numerous Luther sites in Germany.

Detailing cases involving everything from puzzling paranormal encounters to reports of cryptozoological creatures, an internationally lauded author, explorer, and TV presence brings his national tour to Davenport's Adler Theatre on October 20, with Josh Gates Live! An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters, & Tales of Adventure treating audiences to an unforgettable evening with the host of Discovery Channel’s Expedition: Unknown and Syfy’s Destination Truth.

In a live German American Heritage Center presentation ideal for Halloween month, tales of legends, ghosts, and one of the most gruesome murders in area history will be shared in the October 22 program Voices in the Walls: Murder, Legends, &Hauntings of the Quad Cities, with John Brassard Jr. sharing stories of unspeakable crimes, sinister spirits, and bizarre history in a lecture your grandma certainly didn’t want you to hear.

A Dubuque native who enjoys bringing comfort, healing, and honesty to those in need. Melissa Culbertson - better known by her stage moniker Melissa the Medium - will speak to and with audience members at Maquoketa;'s Ohnward Fine Arts Center on October 21, the professional counselor beloved for employing her Christian background as guidance while she delivers messages from the spirit world.

In past Octobers over the years, the professional dancers of Ballet Quad Cities have treated audiences to different takes on Dracula, a disco-themed Halloween party, and even, in 2015, an original murder mystery. But the company's fans will be getting an entire smorgasbord of hauntingly beautiful vignettes in this year's Ghost Stories, with the menu for the October 13 and 14 performances at Moline's Spotlight Theatre including werewolves, spirits, a famous horseman without a head, and bewitching women whose own menu consists of human flesh. Yes, it's suitable for kids.

Appearing locally with familiar traveling companions such as Peanut, José Jalapeño, Bubba J., Sweet Daddy Dee, and a new friend not unreminiscent of a current U.S. president, comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his national "Still Not Canceled" tour to Moline's Vibrant Arena at the MARK on October 19, the performer's comic talent and audience rapport establishing why he holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-Up Comedy Tour.”

Their scheduled mixed martial arts clash fueled by personal animosity and stark ideological differences, the Quad Cities' own Pat "The Croation Sensation" Miletich and Mike "The Truth" Jackson will bring their "Bad Blood" showdown to Davenport's RiverCenter on October 13 and 14, the two-night Caged Aggression XXXVI event promising to be a fight for the ages, pitting skill against youth, experience against speed, and conservative views against liberally minded agenda.