Michigander headlines a free show on Saturday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. 


1. Free show 

Here's a no-cost option for your Saturday night. See Michigander, the moniker for Jason Singer, a singer-songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan, along with Moses Nesh, a blues act from Atlanta, Georgia. Music is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Free admission. Reserve your spot at raccoonmotel.com.

2. Spring wine walk

The Bucktown Center for the Arts is hosting a special spring edition of its Final Friday series. During the venue's Spring Wine Walk, stroll through art galleries and sample a variety of wines. You can purchase hand-painted wine glasses and five drink tickets for $20. Festivities are set from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport.

3. QCSO Family Concert

The Quad-City Symphony Orchestra, or QCSO, is taking on the Dr. Suess classics "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Sneetches" during its annual family concert, set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. The family-friendly tales will be told through the music of QCSO with support from on-stage actors, video and narration. Tickets, $3-20, are available at qcso.org

4. Skellington Swerve

Skellington Swerve is hosting its spring bash this weekend. The live variety show, featuring live music, comedy, games and food specials, is slated for 8 p.m. Thursday at Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island. Admission is free. For more information, visit skellingtonmanor.com.

5. Comedy showcase

The Establishment is hosting a comedy showcase featuring some of the area's top stand-up comedians. ComedySportz member Jeff Adamson hosts the night of jokes. The showcase starts at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island. Tickets, $5, are available at establishmentqc.com.

6. Reading series

SPECTRA, the poetry reading series, is back Thursday at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. An open mic is set for 7 p.m. and open to poets, storytellers, singers, comics, interpretive dancers and more. SPECTRA kicks off at 8 p.m. featuring out-of-town headliners Natalie Eilbert and Derrick Austin. For more information, visit rozztox.com.


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