1. Photo shoot at the Putnam
Want your face to be part of the Putnam Museum's permanent collection? Take part in the museum's free community-wide photo shoot from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The shoot is in honor of the Putnam Museum & Science Center's 150th anniversary. Each participant will get a free print to take home and one print will go in the museum's collection. General admission to the museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, will cost $1.50 from noon to 4 p.m. this weekend.
2. Blues benefit
Juliana Logan, a 17-year-old Quad-City based singer-songwriter and founder of Juliana & A Soul Purpose, was selected by the Central Iowa Blues Society to represent Iowa at the 2017 International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase. The band needs the support of the community to cover travel expenses. The fundraiser, sponsored by River Music Experience and the ILLOWA Women in Blues Association, is called "Support Our Sister: Memphis Send-Off" and features music from the Lizzi Neal Band, Frankie Fontagne & The Ramblers and Jualiana & A Soul Purpose. The show is slated for 6 p.m. Friday at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Tickets, $10 in advance, are available at rivermusicexperience.org.
It's time for the fifth annual Icestravaganza. Icy festivities, including ice sculptures, kids activities, visits from an ice princess, is slated for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Freight House, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport. Stick around for an after-hours tasting event at 6 p.m. featuring samples from Artisan Grain Distillery and Mississippi River Distillery as well as Front Street Brewery.
4. Winter carnival
Bettendorf is getting in on the winter fun. The inaugural Winter Carnival kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at various sites around Bettendorf. Along with skating on the Frozen Landing Ice Rink, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., indoor activities are planned. At the Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, learn how to make rock candy, draw winter scenes, make snowflake art and build bird feeders. At the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, check out a science demonstration with dry ice or build a milk jug igloo. At the Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Road, play games such as pom-pom hockey and soccer, winter target golf, snowball launch, snowman bowling, ice skating with paper plates and indoor polar plunge.
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5. Build a Figge exhibit
Here's your chance to take part of an exhibit at the Figge Art Museum. The museum is hosting a community workshop in which you can help construct corn stalk sculptures for "MAiZE," which is coming to the museum this summer. This hands-on session is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Figge Art Musuem, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.
6. Rock concert
Rock band Local H, which formed in 1990, is known for pioneering the two-man band set-up with frontman Scott Lucas playing both guitar and bass and Ryan Harding on the drums. See Local H, with guest Mutts, a Chicago-based grunge trio, at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rock Island Brewing Company, or RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island. Tickets, $10, are available at ribco.com.