1. A feast of trees
Shiny lights and glowing trees have returned to the RiverCenter complex in downtown Davenport. The Festival of Trees, which displays, among a bundle of other holiday treats, around 100 designer trees, is open now through Sunday, Nov. 27, except for Thanksgiving Day. The festival, serving as the annual fundraiser for Quad-City Arts, a local nonprofit arts organization, delights more than 100,000 visitors each year at the RiverCenter, 136 E 3rd St, Davenport. For more information, visit quadcityarts.com.
9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, RiverCenter, $10 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for kids
2. An evening with Lisa Loeb
Lisa Loeb is still widely known for her 1994 hit "Stay (I Missed You)," which was featured in the very-’90s movie "Reality Bites." Now, she's a multi-faceted artist and performer, adding children's songs as well as movie and reality TV roles to her resume. Hear her collection of pop tunes this week at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Tickets are available at rivermusicexperience.org.
8 p.m. Friday, Redstone Room, $27.25
3. The Last Waltz
On Thanksgiving Day in 1976, a concert advertised as the final performance by The Band became legendary when Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ronnie Wood and Eric Clapton all took one stage. Forty years later, a crew of area musicians are looking to reinvent that one-time show. See "The Last Waltz," presented by Al Sweat Productions, a live music project hosted by Quad-City musician Al Sweet, with opener The Dawn, at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Redstone Room, $12 in advance, $15 day of
4. Movie night
The Putnam Museum and Science Center is hosting a movie day just in time for the holiday season. You have two chances to see the classic "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" on the big screen at the Putnam, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. The movie ticket includes admission into the museum for the day. For more information, visit putnam.org.
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Putnam Museum, $12
5. Comedy Sportz turns six
ComedySportz Quad-Cities, a comedy group performing improv, stand-up and sketch routines, formed six years ago. Since 2010, they've performed more than 1,000 improv shows, hosted community events, corporate parties, fundraisers, movies, wedding receptions and concerts. To mark that anniversary, the crew is hosting a free show on Wednesday at The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island.
6 p.m. Wednesday, The Establishment. Free
6. Run for turkey
Looking to feel less guilty about your Thanksgiving feast? Start the day with the 30th annual YMCA Turkey Trot. The event, presented by McCarthy-Bush, includes a one-mile family fun run, which starts at 8:30 a.m., as well as 5k and five-mile race options. To register, visit scottcountyfamilyy.org.
9 a.m. Thursday, 606 W. 2nd St., $37 for race entries
7. Get crafty
Add this to your Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping plan. The Quad-City Christmas Arts and Craft Fair is back for its 27th year at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. The fair, billed as the largest indoor handcraft fair in the area, sees 10,000 people in attendance, over three days, each year.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, QCCA Expo Center, $5
8. Black Friday mayhem
Ragged Records, the record store in downtown Davenport, is throwing a Black Friday show at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The concert includes Quad-City band Condor & Jaybird plus six psych and garage bands from around the Midwest.
6 p.m. Friday, Rozz-Tox, $5-10
9. Music on a Monday
If you like Simon & Garfunkel, Bon Iver, Jose Gonzalez and PHOX, you might enjoy Nashville-based band Boom Forest, which headlines a Monday night show at the Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. Chicago's Kevin Andrew Prchal and comedian Chris Schlichting are also on the bill.
7 p.m. Monday, Village Theatre, $8