1. Hailey Whitters in Muscatine
Hailey Whitters, a country artist originally from Shueyville, Iowa, is playing a free show Friday at Boonie's On The Avenue, 214 Iowa Ave., Muscatine, Iowa. Whitters, who now lives in Nashville, released her debut album in 2015 and penned the song, "Happy People," a single for the popular group Little Big Town. Music starts at 9 p.m. For more info, visit facebook.com/haileywhittersmusic.
2. Holiday wine walk
Up to sample wine and check out local art? The artists of Bucktown Center for the Arts are hosting their annual Wine Walk on Friday at 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport. Admission is free. Attendees may purchase a hand-painted wine glass for $20 for wine tastings and light snacks. Other festivities include strolling carolers from the Black Hawk College Community Chorale. A percentage of wine glass sales will support the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Mississippi Valley. For more info, visit facebook.com/bucktownarts/
See musical acts Campdogzz, Mutts and Wet Mouth on Friday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport.
4. Davy Knowles at Redstone Room
Davy Knowles, a blues/folk/rock musician from Chicago, will perform Friday with opener Travis Ried Band at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of. For more info and advance tickets, visit rivermusicexperience.org.
5. Dueling pianos party
The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is again hosting the Windy City Dueling Pianos, a popular piano act from Chicago. During the show, audience members can select songs, from a variety of genres. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Friday at the Circa '21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. They are also scheduled to return Jan. 19, Feb. 16 and March 16. For tickets, $12 in advance and $15 same day, call 309-786-7733 or visit thecirca21speakeasy.com.
6. 'Polar Express' pajama parties
Update: As of noon Thursday, all the show times were sold out.
This weekend, the Putnam Museum & Science Center is hosting a series of pajama parties centered around the holiday movie, "Polar Express" and activities at the museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. For adults, tickets cost $10 and include a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir ornament, sleigh bell, a seat in the movie theater and holiday activities. Tickets can be purchased at putnam.org or by calling 563-324-1933.