1. Here comes the symphony
LeClaire Park, Davenport, will soon fill with the symphonic sounds of songs such as "Let it Be" and "Here Comes the Sun." That's right, during the Quad-City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops concert on Saturday, the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra is taking on The Beatles' greatest hits. The annual pops concert will feature tunes such as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Getting Better," in honor of the 50th anniversary of "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," before closing with Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and Sousa’s "Stars and Stripes Forever," accompanied by a fireworks display. Advance tickets cost $20 for adults. After 4:30 p.m. Friday and at the gate, prices go up to $25. Admission for children is $5. For more info, visit qcso.org.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, LeClaire Park, $5-$25
2. Floatzilla hits the Mississippi
This weekend's Floatzilla — the largest paddle sports festival on the Mississippi River — may just be the day to set one or two world records. As in previous years, participating paddlers will attempt — following a morning on the river — to snag the Guinness World Record for largest "flotilla" — or connected raft — of kayaks and canoes. In its seven-year history, Floatzilla, sponsored by River Action Inc., Davenport, has yet to best the current record. This year, additionally, the crew will try for the world record of largest simultaneous kayak launch, which breaks down to 396 kayaks launched in a 15-second window. The festivities kick off Friday with live music, food vendors, a water balloon slingshot and kayak races at Credit Island Lodge, Davenport. On Saturday, participants may launch from sites such as Credit Island, Marquette Street and Main Street in Davenport, Sylvan Boathouse in Moline and Empire Park in East Moline and make their way to the Floatzilla finish line at Lake Potter in Sunset Park, Rock Island, for the world record attempts. For more information, visit Floatzilla.org.
Friday and Saturday, launch sites and Lake Potter in Sunset Park, Rock Island, $25-$30.
3. Kings of comedy
Five headlining comedians — Rob Stapleton, Capone, Talent, Drew Frasier and Mark Viera — will converge on one stage this weekend during the The New York Kings of Comedy Tour's stop at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office and by phone at 800-745-3000.
8 p.m. Saturday, Adler Theatre, $20, $25, $30.
4. New name for jazz festival
The Jazz & Heritage Festival, presented by Polyrhythms, a nonprofit dedicated to community and cultural arts advocacy, will be held for the fourth time this year. And, it has a new name: the Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival, in honor of Bell, the East Moline-born musician known as the "Jazz Professor," who died in March. The lineup includes 2Brown Sisters, The Curtis Hawkins Band, Los Mocambos, James Culver and Kuchina Jazz Collective, as well as Frankie Fontange and The Ramblers. The free festival features music on Friday and Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Rock Island, as well as a Bill Bell tribute concert on Sunday at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport.
Friday-Sunday, Martin Luther King Park and the Redstone Room. Free.
5. Rock the District
Rock the District, a concert outside the Rock Island Brewing Company, or RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, is set for Saturday. The lineup includes Theory Of A Deadman, Saving Abel, 3 Years Hollow and The Zealots. Tickets, $30, are available at the Daiquiri Factory, RIBCO, Moline CoOp Records, Dunn Brothers Coffee, or online at ribco.com. Gates open at 6 p.m.
6 p.m. Friday, downtown Rock Island, $30.
6. Wine walk
Here's your chance to sip wine while strolling through the Village of East Davenport. Sample 25 types of wine during the Wine Walk, a fundraiser for the Gilda's Club of the Quad-Cities. To participate, visit one of the Gilda's Club tents on Saturday to get a wristband and make a $20 donation to the nonprofit, which provides support groups for people diagnosed with cancer and their families. A commemorative wine glass is included with the donation. For more info, visit villageofeastdavenport.com.
3-6 p.m. Saturday, Village of East Davenport, $20.
7. Mercado on Fifth
Mercado on Fifth, the open-air night market at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 12th Street in downtown Moline, is bringing Ricky Valenz, the San Antonio based musician and former member of Kumbia King, to town. Festivities also include music from Grupo Realidad and DJ Guerrero, kids activities, as well as retail, food and drink vendors. Tickets costs $5. For more info, visit mercadoonfifth.com.
5 p.m. Friday, downtown Moline, $5.
8. The Lonely Biscuits
The Lonely Biscuits with Okey Dokey and Hannah Aldridge are slated to perform Friday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 W. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets, $10, are available at raccoonmotel.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m.
7 p.m. Friday, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, $10.
9. Exhibition talk
"Teska Overbeeke: Life Along the Mississippi," a collection of 50 photos related to the Mississippi River, is on display at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, now through Sept. 17. In celebration of the exhibit, Rock Island based author and historian Roald Tweet will share his stories about the Mississippi River at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Figge. For more information, visit figgeartmuseum.org.
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Figge Art Museum. Free.