1. Q-C Theatre Workshop's 'Broken'
To open up is sixth season, the QC Theatre Workshop, is presenting "Broken," a new play written by Aaron Randolph III, of Davenport. See it at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Half of the proceeds from the show will go directly to Braking Traffik, an area organization with the mission of eradicating human trafficking in Iowa and Illinois. For more info, visit qctheatreworkshop.org.
2. Comedy competition
The Circa '21 Speakeasy is hosting the second round of its Laugh Hard Comedy Competition this weekend. See comedians from around the Midwest battle it out at at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Tickets, $10. For more info, visit thecirca21speakeasy.com.
3. Nathan Carter at the Adler
In the mood for some Irish tunes? Nathan Carter, a singer and musician from Liverpool, is slated to perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Adler Theatre. Tickets, $45, $55, $65, $75, are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office and by phone at 800-745-3000.
4. Celtic Festival and Highland Games
The annual Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad-Cities is set to take over Centennial Park in downtown Davenport on Friday and Saturday. The event features live music, the Highland Dance Competition, the traditional Highland athletics competition, a petting zoo and family activities tent and more. The free festival is set for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more info, visit celtichighlandgames.org.
5. All the beer samples
Brew Ha Ha, a beer tasting event presented by the Jaycees of the Quad-Cities, returns this weekend, offering a variety of beer samples from more than 20 local and regional breweries, such as Front Street Brewery, Iron Spike Brewing Co., Iowa Brewing Co., Green Tree Brewery and Baked Beer and Bread Co. Festivities also include live music and food vendors from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Drive, Davenport. For advance tickets, $30, visit jayceesqc.org/brewhaha. Proceeds from Brew Ha Ha support local charities and community impact projects.
6. Free tunes at Schwiebert Riverfront Park
Looking to catch free music outside? Rock Island Parks and Recreation's Thursday Night Groove Series is back on Thursday with tunes from Minus Six, a pop rock group, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, 100 17th St., Rock Island. A beer garden and Happy Joe's pizza will be available at 6 p.m. plus dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. For more info, visit rigov.org.