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1. Beach Boys

Celebrate summer with a night of tunes from the Beach Boys. Hear songs such as "Good Vibrations," "Kokomo" and "Surfin' U.S.A." The group, including original member Mike Love, will perform this week at the Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets, $65, $75, $95, are available at, the Adler Theatre Box Office and by phone at 800-745-3000.

8:30 p.m. Thursday, Adler Theatre, $65-95

2. 'Zombie Prom'

Mississippi Bend Players, the Quad-City area's newest theater troupe made up of Augustana College students and members of the community, presents "Zombie Prom," this weekend at Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. The group's inaugural season also includes performances of “Wait Until Dark" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs." Tickets, $15 for general admission and $12 for students, are available by calling 309-794-7306 or visiting

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Brunner Theatre Center, $12-15 

3. Bix at Six

The final Bix at Six training run of the season is here. The run starts and ends at the north side of the Quad-City Times building, at the intersection of 4th and LeClaire streets. As has been the case for previous Bix at Six runs this year, participants should follow Pershing Avenue instead of Brady Street because of ongoing construction on Brady. Also Thursday is the final opportunity to qualify for the 17th annual Brady Street Sprints. Qualifying will be held on the Pershing Avenue hill beginning at 7 p.m. Don't forget to register for the Quad-City Times Bix 7, set for Saturday, July 29, at

6 p.m. Thursday, downtown Davenport. Free

4. 'Dixie Swim Club'

"The Dixie Swim Club," presented by Playcrafters Barn Theatre, opens this Friday at the barn, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. The comedy about five Southern women whose friendships formed on their college swim team also runs next weekend, July 21-23. Playcrafters' season also features performances of "Good People - Barn Owl Series," on July 28-30, "And Then There Were None" in September and "Miracle on 34th Street" in November. Tickets are available at and by calling 309-762-0330. 

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, 4950 35th Ave., Moline, $13

5. Larger Than Life

Get your throwback fix with what is billed as the ultimate tribute to boy bands. Larger Than Life, a group that takes on hits from bands such as the Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men, One Direction and The Jackson 5, will perform Saturday at Rhythm City Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Tickets, $10-15, are available at

8 p.m. Saturday, Rhythm City Casino, $10-15

6. Youth fest 

Youth Fest, a one-day family-friendly summer extravaganza, is slated for Wednesday at Fejervary Learning Center, 1800 W. 12th St., Davenport. Expect live music, food, bounce houses, a petting zoo and more than 30 vendors promoting summer activities. While you're there, check out the new nursery rhyme-themed mural, created by students participating in the Quad-City Metro Arts Summer Youth Program. 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Fejervary Learning Center. Free

7. 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle'

Prenzie Players presents opening weekend of "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," a play written by Bertolt Brecht. The show also runs next weekend, July 20-22 at the Q-C Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. For advance tickets, email

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Q-C Theatre Workshop, $10-15

8. Anime-zing!

Attention anime-enthusiasts: A convention is coming to town just for you. Anime-zing, a three-day festival including vendors, workshops, tutorials, gaming and special guests relating to anime, is set for this weekend at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. For more info, visit

Friday-Sunday, RiverCenter, $20 per day or $30 for three days

9. Folk tunes at Rozz-Tox

Christopher Paul Stelling, a singer-songwriter based in New York, is slated to perform this week to Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Plus, the Iowa City-based folk act, Milk & Eggs, will open up the show. For more info, visit

8 p.m. Thursday, Rozz-Tox, $8-12


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