Friday, Mar. 16
The Magic Of David Casas: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E. Platt St., Maquoketa. $1.
Family Fun Night: Green is the New Black: 5-8:30 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Participants can band together with friends and family to celebrate all things green, including ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. There will be a prize for the best "Green" outfit. "National Parks Adventure 3D," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. All activities in the Grand Lobby will be free to the public with general admission required to experience the Museum and Science Center and a theater ticket purchase will be required for viewing the evening film ($8.50 adult, $7 youth 3-18 years). Free with charge for some activities.
Michael W. Smith: 7 p.m., Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $24, $28 and $50 VIP.
Wheel 'n' Steppers Square Dance: 7-9:30 p.m., Square and Round Dance Hall, 323 1/2 17th St., Bettendorf. Featuring mainstream and two plus tips with local caller Tommy Russell. Round dancing also will be provided. $7, free for spectators.
Bettendorf Park Band: 7:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley School Auditorium, 604 Belmont Road, Bettendorf. This will be the opening concert of the Bettendorf Park Band's 50th Anniversary season. For more information, call 563-599-7730. Free.
"Venus in Fur": 7:30 p.m., Q-C Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. For mature audiences. Featuring the "Pay What It's Worth" ticket-pricing policy. Audience members will be able to pay whatever price they choose as they leave the performance.
"Godspell": 7:30 p.m., Bolls Community Center, 428 N. River Drive, Princeton. Presented by Countryside Community Theatre. for more information or to purchase tickets, visit cctonstage.com. $15.
"Disney's Freaky Friday: A New Musical": 7:45 p.m.,Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $29.40 to $51.98.
Tinsley Ellis: 8 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. $22 day of show, $18 in advance.
Greg and Rich: 8-11 p.m., Geneseo Brewing Co., 102 S. State St., Geneseo. Free.
Gridiron Glory: Through June 3. Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Through June 3. The 6,000 square-foot traveling Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit will feature hundreds of rare artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as interactive experiences to challenge the mind and body. It also includes spectacular footage from NFL Films' unparalleled film archives and a 500-square-foot area dedicated to the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission (includes general admission): $15 adults, $7 members.
Farm Life in Iowa: Through March 18. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. Featuring an exhibition of thirty photographs taken by A. M. "Pete" Wettach that document the rural existence from 1925 to 1960. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10 adults (16-61 years), $5 senior citizens (62 years and older)/active and retired military with ID/college students with ID, $3 youth 6-15 years, free for children 5 years and younger/members of the Hoover Presidential Library Association.
The art of Erik Ohrn: March 31. Smith Studio and Gallery, 124 S. State St., Geneseo. Featuring the oil paintings of Ohrn. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Free.
Steve Sinner: Master Woodturner: Through June 24. Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This exhibition highlights nearly 30 examples of Sinners' solo work and collaborations as well as innovations within the art form. The works are remarkable combinations of form, material and surface decoration. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $4 children ages 4-12 years, free for children younger than 4 years/active military members, spouses and children/museum members/after 5 p.m. Thursdays.
Symphony Under the Cathedral: Through April 6. ArtSpace Gallery, Black Hawk College, Quad-Cities Campus, Moline. Featuring mixed media works by BHC alumna Tami Schmidt that were inspired by her own prairie. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free.
The art of Tilly Woodward, David Zahn, Cindy Lesperance, Carol Hamilton and Brad Hook: Through April 30. Quad-City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline. This Quad-City Arts at the Airport will feature paintings by Woodward and sculpture by Zahn as well as encaustic works by Lesperance, Hamilton and Hook. Free with $1 an hour parking.
The art of Tom Hempel: Through March. Opera House Theatre, 716 6th Ave., DeWitt. Featuring 31 paintings by Hempel. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 1:30-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free.
Abandoned: Through April 22. 1-4 p.m., River Arts Center, 229 5th Ave. S, Clinton. Featuring the photographs by Karen Austion inspired by the rough beauty and loneliness of forgotten places slowly being taken back by nature. Many of the frames were made by Mallory Austin from reclaimed wood from a century barn near Camanche. Mallory also will have a display of several Early American storage chests made from the same reclaimed wood. There will be a reception for the artist 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Free.
The Magical Glow of Fireflies: Through April 28. Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Participants can experience the wonder of fireflies through the eyes of international photographer, Radim Schreiber, in this exhibit featuring the light and sounds of the forest. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free.