1. Your inner vampire 

"Dracula" has become a Halloween tradition for Ballet Quad-Cities since its inaugural run in 2007. This weekend, to kick off the company's 20th season, the timeless, gothic tale returns with Domingo Rubio, a guest artist from Mexico City, reprising his role as Dracula. "It's a good kind of creepy," said the show's choreographer Deanna Carter. "It's fun, and it's just scary enough." In addition to two performances, Ballet Quad-Cities is hosting "Dinner with Dracula" to raise money for the company's educational programs. For tickets, call 309-786-3779 or visit balletquadcities.com.      

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline, $15-25 

2. The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues bring their "Fly Me High" tour to the Adler Theatre on Saturday. With a career spanning the late 1960s to the present, the rock band is known for hits such as “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Your Wildest Dreams.” Tickets are available now at the Adler Theatre Box Office, 136 E. 3rd St., Ticketmaster.com. You can also charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets. 

8 p.m. Saturday, Adler Theatre, $59.50, $69.50, $99.50

3. Watermelon smasher 

You'll want to bring your umbrella for this one. Gallagher, known as the original watermelon smasher, brings his juicy brand of comedy to Quad-Cities this weekend. While on their Joke's On You Comedy Tour, Gallagher with Artie Fletcher and special guest The Fry Daddies are slated to perform Saturday the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, on Saturday. Tickets, including a limited number of $50 "smash zone" seats, are available at the iWireless Center box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, iWireless Center, $20, $25, $35, 

4. Irish music and more

Daniel O'Donnell has a thing for story songs. "Every town, every place has a story worth telling about it," the Irish musician said in a phone interview. "Ireland loves country music, because there's that underlying story." Over the past three decades of performing, O'Donnell has adopted traditional Irish tunes, country music, folk, pop and ballads as well as hits from the 1970s or 1980s. The only common factor? "If there's a story to it, I'll usually like it," he said. You can hear his blend of genres at the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Tickets are available at the iWireless Center box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

5 p.m. Sunday, iWireless Center, $55, $65, $75, $85

5. Women in blues 

This concert, featuring about seven local and regional acts, is billed as a tribute to the women of blues music in the past. But it's also a fundraiser to support the bluesy women of the future as Quad-City musicians kick off a female-focused blues society called the ILLOWA Women In Blues Association. See live performances from Tina Haase Findlay and Brandon Findlay, Lizzi Neal Band, Frankie Fontagne, Ms. Rachel, Susan Williams and Juliana Logan on Friday at Kavanaugh's Hilltop, 1228 30th St., Rock Island. For more information, visit Facebook.com/illowawomeninblues.

6 p.m. Friday, Kavanaugh's Hilltop, $10 

6. Tweed Ride

Dress in your English best for a leisurely, old-fashioned bike outing. In the fourth annual Tweed Ride, sponsored by the Two Wheels and Tweed Social Club, bicyclists begin at The Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport, for a loop around the city. For more information, visit qctweedride.com.

10 a.m. Saturday, Village Theatre, Davenport. Free

7. Genre-busting tunes

On Davina and The Vagabonds' Facebook page, there are three categories listed on the about page: jazz, blues and "genre-busting." This group doesn't want to fit in a box. Davina and The Vagabonds, based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, formed in 2006 and are known for tunes such as "I Would Rather Drink Muddy Water" and "Start Running." See them at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport, this weekend. 

7 p.m. Saturday, Redstone Room, $12-15

8. Rap show 

Rittz, the rapid-fire rapping powerhouse from Georgia, is slated to headline a weekday show at the Rock Island Brewing Company, aka RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island. The show also features Jarren Benton, Skeez and T.Stubbz. Tickets are available online at ribco.com

8 p.m. Tuesday, RIBCO, $25 

9. From Vampire Weekend

Chris Baio is still the bassist of rock band Vampire Weekend, the band known for songs such as "Oxford Comma" and "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance." But Baio, of New York City, also has started his own solo project called BAIO. See him, with additional guests to be announced, at The Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. Tickets ($12 in advance, $15 at the door) are available at Eventbrite.com

7 p.m. Thursday, The Village Theatre, $15
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Amanda Hancock is a reporter covering food, arts and entertainment in the Quad-Cities (and beyond).