1. 'The Storm' rolls in 

Tech N9ne, the Kansas City, Missouri-based independent rapper who has collaborated with artists such as Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Cee Lo Green and Kendrick Lamar, is coming to the Quad-Cities this week. The rapid-rhymer, who released his 17th album, "The Storm," in December, kicks off his "Strictly Strange Tour" with a stop at Danceland Ballroom, 501 W. 4th St., Davenport. Along with Tech N9ne, see Brotha Lynch Hung, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru, Krizz Kaliko as well as Clinton-based Skeez and T. Stubbz and Quad-City based 3Mz Entertainment. Tickets are available at ticketweb.com. 

8 p.m. Thursday, Danceland Ballroom, $30

2. A taste of Texas

Country singer Whitney Rose recently released "South Texas Suite," a so-called love letter to Austin, Texas, where she moved more than a year ago. Rose, who spent last week performing multiple sessions per day at the Austin-based mega festival South by Southwest, or SXSW, is making a few Midwest stops before a scheduled international tour over the summer. Check out Rose's honky-tonk sound, along with tunes from Davenport-based Mo Carter, this week at Baked Beer and Bread Co., 1113 Mound St., Davenport. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com. Note: This show was originally scheduled for The Village Theater and has been moved to Baked. 

7 p.m. Tuesday, Baked, $12 in advance; $15 at the door

3. Prenzie Players presents ... 

It's opening weekend for the Prenzie Players' rendition of "Coriolanus," the tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Along with three performances this weekend, show dates include 8 p.m. March 30-April 1 at the Q-C Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. For tickets, visit prenzieplayers.com, call the box office at 563-484-4210 or email tickets@prenzieplayers.com

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Q-C Theatre Workshop, $10 in advance; $15 at the door

4. Party with BAM

Thanks to Quad-City Arts, BAM, a rhythm tap, percussion and dance ensemble, is in town this month. BAM, the organization's visiting artist through March 30, is performing outreach workshops in area schools as well as a free public performance set for March 29 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley. Before that, see the high-energy dance group this week at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. For advance tickets, call 309-793-1213. All proceeds benefit the Quad-City Arts' Visiting Artist Series. For more information, visit quadcityarts.com.

6:30 p.m. Friday, Figge Art Museum, $50 

5. Songs from an Illinoisan 

Dan Hubbard, an Illinois-based singer-songwriter has been hustling in the music industry since 2003. Hubbard, who notes Tom Petty and Neil Young as inspiration, has released eight albums and toured around the country. See Hubbard, with opening act Erin Moore, this weekend at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Tickets are available at rivermusicexperience.org. 

8 p.m. Friday, Redstone Room, $10 in advance; $12 at the door

6.  Charlie Brown on stage

This weekend marks the end of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," at The Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave., Moline. The family-friendly musical follows familiar characters — Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy — on their adventures and includes numbers such as “My New Philosophy" and "Happiness." To purchase tickets, visit theblackboxtheatre.com.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, The Black Box Theatre, $16 

7. Let it bloom 

The QCCA Flower and Garden Show is back at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. The three-day event features landscape displays and more than 100 vendors to get you in the spring spirit. For advance tickets, visit qccaexpocenter.com or call 309-788-5912.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, QCCA Expo Center, $8 for adults, $1 for ages 6-15 and free for kids under 6 

8. One more winter performance

Here's a last-chance performance featuring The Genesius Guild's final off-season performance of "Murder in the Cathedral." The Guild, which hasn't broken its routine of summer-only shows since 1992, presents the T.S. Eliot play at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 715 S. 3rd St., Clinton. For more information, visit genesius.org.

7 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clinton. Free

9. Blues Society show

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society is bringing Damon Fowler to the Quad-Cities this weekend. The Florida-based blues musician is slated to perform at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St., Rock Island. For more information, visit mvbs.org.

8 p.m. Friday, Kavanaugh's Hilltop, $10 for members; $12 for non-members


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