John Prine

See John Prine at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. 


1. John Prine 

See John Prine, known for tunes such as "Angel from Montgomery," "Hello in There" and "In Spite of Ourselves" in Davenport his week. The show, also featuring Patty Griffin, is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets, $59.50, $75, $99.50, $125, are available at

2. Veterans Day live at five

In honor of Veterans Day on Friday, River Music Experience, or RME, will host a speical "Live at 5" encore concert. The free, all-ages shows typically run from June to September, but the RME has one more on tap, featuring Quad-City based country-rock group The Dirt Road Rockers. The concert is set for 5 p.m. Friday at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. 

3. Holly Jolly Christmas 

"Holly Jolly Christmas," a holiday-themed musical, is now open at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. See Santa and his gang take on more than 30 seasonal tunes, such as “The Christmas Song,” “Jingle Bell Rock" and “’'Twas The Night Before Christmas" and “Silent Night" at Circa ’21 through Dec. 29. For evening shows on Wednesdays-Saturdays, dinner is served at 6 p.m., shows starts at 7:45 p.m. For matinee shows on Sundays, the meal is served at 4 p.m. and the show starts at 5:45 p.m. To buy tickets, $52.25, and for more information, visit

4. Zac Brown Band cover

If you're a fan of songs such as "Chicken Fried" and "Colder Weather," you'll want to check out this show. See Whiskey's Gone, Zac Brown Band tribute group, live at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rock Island Brewing Company, or RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island. For more info, visit

5. Comedy show  

Looking to laugh hard? The Speakeasy "Laugh Hard" comedy show is back. Hear a range of stand-up comedians from across the Midwest at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Tickets are $3 at the door. 

6. Music and coffee

See a range of music, from noise rock to emo jams and more, at this DIY concert. The lineup includes Soji, a group from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Burden the Bear from the Quad-Cities and Chicago's She/Her and Drool. Hear them all starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Theo's Java Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island. 

7. Michael Blaser art show

He calls them paintings of rivers, lakes and deep water. You'll see it all from Michael Blaser, a Quad-City artist, from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Duck Creek Lodge, 3300 E Locust St., Davenport. Blaser is teaming up with T.F. Hempel, a water-colorist who depicts iconic scenes from around the Quad-Cities for the one-day art show. 


Amanda Hancock is a reporter covering food, arts and entertainment in the Quad-Cities (and beyond).