The fifth annual Quad-Cities Tweed Ride is scheduled for this weekend. For more info, visit qctweedride.com


1. GRB Firkin Fest

Want to sample beer from area spots such as Front Street Brewery, Geneseo Brewing Company, Iron Spike Brewing Company,  Wake Brewing, Radicle Effect Brewerks and Baked Beer & Bread Co.? Check out the inaugural GRB Firkin Fest from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Great River Brewery in downtown Davenport. General admission tickets cost $10 and VIP tickets cost $20. Festivities include live music and food trucks. 

2. Jay Leno live

Jay Leno is slated to perform this weekend at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $49, $79, $125, are available at ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and by phone at 800-745-3000.

3. Tweed Ride

The fifth annual Quad-Cities Tweed Ride is rolling into town this weekend. The five-mile ride starts at the Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport, at noon Saturday. Pre-ride festivities start at 10 a.m. For info, visit qctweedride.com. Tickets cost $20.

4. Dog Day at Bent River 

Bring your pup to Bent River Brewing Co. for a Dog Day Afternoon. Bent River will be donate $1 of every pint or mug, as well as $2 of every cocktail sold to QC Greyhound Adoption. Festivities are planned for noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Bent River, 512 24th St., Rock Island. 

5. The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour 

The German American Heritage Center is hosting a Halloween-themed walk, billed as the Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday starting outside the Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Participants will explore downtown Davenport. Tickets are $5.

6. Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

See folk rock singer-songwriter Miles Nielsen and his back-up band, the Rusted Hearts, along with opener Chris Otepka, on Saturday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, $12, are available at raccoonmotel.com.


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