1. Mega night of music 

Looking for a night of head banging and heavy metal? Megadeth's "Dystopia World Tour" comes to the iWireless Center this week — bringing a mix of acts, such as Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church and Butcher Babies, to one stage. 

6 p.m. Friday, iWireless Center, $46 

2. Comedy times two 

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are teaming up this funny season. The comics are slated to bring their "We’ve Been Thinking Tour" to the Adler Theatre (136 E. 3rd St., Davenport). You'll see them perform apart and together. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.), or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. 

5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Adler Theatre, $35 and $59.50 

3. Rockin' Road to Dublin

Get you Irish music on — and more.  Rockin’ Road combines the best of Irish and rock music and dance all in one place. This year marks Rockin’ Road To Dublin's first national tour. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.), charge by phone 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Adler Theatre, $29, $39 and $49

4. Food from around the world

A new exhibit, called "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats," has arrived at The Putnam Museum (1717 W. 12th St. Davenport). Based on the book by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio,  the exhibit features 40 large-scale photos of families and their food — ranging from fast food in America to open kitchens in Mali. You can get your own taste at the World Food Market. In addition, the museum is hosting a special event educating visitors about about urban chickens, goats and farming at 6 p.m. Tuesday with proceeds going to the River Bend Foodbank.

Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Putnam Museum, $7-8

5. Music on a Monday 

Hear folk and pop tunes from The Mountain Goats and Australia's Oh Pep! Monday at Codfish Hollow Barn in Maquoketa, Iowa. Founded in 1991, The Mountain Goats, coming off last year's release of album "Beat the Champ," is known for songs such as "No Children" and "Going to Georgia."

7 p.m. Monday, Codfish Hollow Barn, Maquoketa, $30 

6. Food Truck Friday

The City of Davenport's initial month-long food truck pilot program — dubbed "Food Truck Tuesdays" — has been extended to two dates in October. City officials voted this week to add "Food Truck Fridays" to the calendar. Sample  an array of food, from Streets of Italy to The Crepe Guy to Flavor Train, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at Bechtel Park at the intersection of Iowa and East 2nd streets in Davenport. 

3-10 p.m. Friday, Bechtel Park. Free

7. Shakespeare showing

See a Shakespeare favorite in action this weekend on the Allaert Auditorium stage at St. Ambrose University, 518 Locust St., Davenport. You have three chances to see the student-actors take on "The Tempest." For ticket information, call 563-333-6251 or visit www.sau.edu/galvin to reserve tickets.

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Allaert Auditorium at St. Ambrose University, $9-13

8. Tunes at Daytrotter 

See the New York based rock and roll band, The Dig, in town on Saturday. The Dig will be joined by The Golden Fleece, of Peoria, and Centaur Noir, of the Quad-Cities at Daytrotter (324 Brady St., Davenport).

8 p.m. Saturday, Daytrotter, $10 in advance

9. The Ballroom Thieves

This trio finds a blend of acoustic, folk, hymnals, delta blues with a dash of pop music. The Ballroom Thieves, based in Boston, don't fit in one music box. Hear it all, along with opener Maggie Koerner, Friday at the Redstone Room (129 N. Main St., Davenport) 

8 p.m. Friday, Redstone Room, $12-15


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