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1. Jay Leno

See the legendary late-night talk show host Jay Leno in person this week. Currently on a 100-city tour, Leno is slated to perform Saturday at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets, $49, $79, $125, are available at, the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and by phone at 800-745-3000.

8 p.m. Saturday, Adler Theatre, $49, $79, $125

2. Moondance 

Moondance, the annual fundraiser concert benefiting the Karli Rose Kell Music Scholarship Fund, is set for this week at the River Music Experience, or RME, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. The lineup includes Lissie, The Whoozdads, Erin Moore Music and Mo Carter. The Karli Rose Kell Music Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Ellis and Kristi Kell's daughter, who died in 2002. Donations to Karli's fund go directly to benefit area youth who might not otherwise be able to participate in music education and performance opportunities at RME. For more info, visit

7 p.m. Saturday, River Music Experience, $15

3. Hogtoberfest

Calling all craft beer and pork fans. Hogtoberfest, a fundraiser featuring plenty of food and drinks, is this week at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Festivities also include live music by Past Curfew, a '80s tribute band, a silent auction, beer pull and '80s video games. All proceeds from Hogtoberfest will benefit Friendly House programs and services. Tickets are available online at

5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, RiverCenter, $40

4. Tweed Ride

Grab your favorite tweed jacket or vest and bicycle and join the fifth annual Quad-Cities Tweed Ride. The five-mile ride starts at the Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport, at noon Saturday. Pre-ride festivities start at 10 a.m. For info, visit

10 a.m. Saturday, Village Theatre, $20

5. Whitney Rose 

Billed as a country music goddess, the Austin-based Whitney Rose will return to the Quad-Cities this week. She is slated to perform, with opener Joe Goodkin, on Friday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. For tickets, visit

7 p.m. Friday, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, $15

6. Zac Brown tribute  

If you're a fan of Zac Brown Band, you'll want to check out this show. Whiskey's Gone, a Peoria-based band, is slated to play hits such as "Chicken Fried," "Toes" and "Colder Weather" on Friday at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. 

7 p.m. Friday, Redstone Room, $10

7. Not-so-scary Halloween walk

Join the Not-So-Scary Halloween Walk Friday at the Quad-City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. The event is included with general admission or membership. Another walk is slated for Oct. 20. General admission costs $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-15, $2 for ages 2-4, free for kids under 2.

7 p.m. Friday, Quad-City Botanical Center, $2-6

8. Hip-hop show at Raccoon Motel

See hip-hop musicians Dai Burger and Torrian Ball, a Quad-City based rapper, Thursday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets are available at

6 p.m. Thursday, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, $10

9. Halloween scavenger hunt

Up for a Halloween-themed investigation? Visit the Hauberg Estate in Rock Island for a Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Saturday. Search the estate for clues to unlock the mystery and some history at the same time. For tickets, visit or call 563-265-2753.

 7 p.m. Saturday, Hauberg Estate, $35-45


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