1. A show stopper
In March, a packed Daytrotter venue was buzzing near the final stretch of the two-day Daytrotter Downs festival. When Gaelynn Lea got on stage, however, the room turned quiet. Lea, a violinist and singer from Duluth, Minnesota, had a similiar in-awe effect on NPR. Her submission of “Someday, We’ll Linger In The Sun,” won the organization’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016. Now on tour promoting her most recent EP, “The Songs We Sing Along the Way,” Lea returns, with her full band, this week to the Daytrotter stage, 324 Brady St., Davenport. Opening acts include Ben De La Cour and Johnnie Cluney. Tickets are available at daytrotter.com/liveshows.
6 p.m. Saturday, Daytrotter, $8 in advance; $12 at the door
2. Paint the parking lot
In honor of the Family Museum’s 20th anniversary, you’re invited to grab a brush and add a splash of color to its parking lot. “Paint the lot” is open to the public, regardless of artistic skill. Check-in is from 7:30-11 a.m. and the event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. The museum supplies the paint and brushes. For more info, call 563-344-4106. Registration is available online at familymuseum.org or in person at the Family Museum 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf.
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Family Museum, $20
3. ‘Goin’ courtin’
Offering a mix of old-timey adventure and romance, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” opens this week at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The theater’s latest musical, set in Oregon in the 1850s, will be performed at 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as well as 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:45 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 16. Tickets for the evening performances are $48 plus tax; tickets for the Wednesday matinees are $42.50 plus tax. Reduced prices are available for students, seniors, and groups of 12 or more. For reservations, call 309-786-7733 or visit circa21.com.
Opens Wednesday, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, $42.50-$48 plus tax
4. Learn and play
Learn & Play Day is back for its 10th year at the John Deere Pavilion, 1400 River Drive, Moline. Kids all of ages are invited to check out hands-on activities, games and demonstrations, presented by Deere and Co., where you can learn about life on a farm, navigate the battery-powered Gator course and check out a petting zoo. For more info about Learn & Play Day, the pavilion’s largest event of the year, visit deere.com.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, John Deere Pavilion. Free
5. Rock out with Marbin
Marbin, a progressive jazz and rock band based in Chicago, started touring in 2011 with a do-it-yourself approach. Now, the group has released six albums and gained a solid following. See Marbin, with opener Steady Flow, this week at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport.
8 p.m. Thursday, Redstone Room, $8 in advance; $10 at the door
6. 'Wait Until Dark'
“Wait Until Dark,” the second show of Mississippi Bend Players’ inaugural season, opens this weekend at Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. The show, based on the 1967 thriller movie starring Audrey Hepburn, runs from July 21-30. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for students and $10 for a group of 10 more. To purchase tickets, visit the Augustana Ticket Office, call 309-794-7306 or visit augustana.edu/tickets.
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday, Brunner Theatre Center, $12-15
7. Meet Jonny P
Get your soul music fix with this show. If you like artists such as Leon Bridges or Nathaniel Rateliff, make a note to hear Jonny P, a Nashville-based soul and funk musician this week at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Plus, Quad-City band The Good Company will open the concert. For tickets, visit raccoonmotel.com.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, $15
8. Battle of the pianos
The Windy City Dueling Pianos returns this week to the Circa '21 Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island. Choose between a mix of pop, hip-hop, country and blues music — because, yes, the audience is in control of song choice — played on two pianos at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. For tickets, call 309-786-7733 or visit thecirca21speakeasy.com.
8 p.m. Saturday, The Speakeasy, $12 in advance; $15 day of the show
9. A date with zombies
Relive your high school prom with a spooky twist. The second annual Zombie Prom, presented by The Factory of Fear and Terror at Skellington Manor, is set for this weekend at Skellington Manor Event Center, 420 18th St., Rock Island. Zombie attire and makeup are required, but don’t fret: Zombie makeovers will be available for a $10 donation. For tickets, visit skellingtonmanor.com.
8 p.m. Saturday, Skellington Manor Event Center, $20