The Candymakers

The Candymakers, led by vocalist Al Sweet, will play a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bass Street Landing in downtown Moline. 

Andy Abeyta, Quad-City Times File Photo

 1. Country couple

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, currently on their Soul2Soul World Tour, are making a stop in the Quad-Cities this weekend. The country music couple recently paired up on a single, "Speak To A Girl" and you can expect to hear McGraw's hits, such as "Humble and Kind," and "Live Like You Were Dying," alongside Hill's top songs, such as "This Kiss" and "Breathe." The show, also featuring opener High Valley, is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Tickets, $25, $69.50, $89.50, $119.50, are available at the iWireless Center Box Office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and at 

2. Third Thursday

It's the third Thursday of the month, which means there's plenty going on  such as a film event at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport and specials at restaurants such as Barrel House, Me & Billy and The Phoenix and shops such as Abernathy's, What A Gem and Crafted QC — around downtown Davenport. Plus, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport, is hosting a free comedy showcase at 9 p.m. Thursday. For more info, visit

3. Free music in Moline

The free Thursday night concert series, hosted by The Moline Centre, continues this week with live music from The Candymakers, a Quad-City- based rock 'n' roll and soul band. The group is slated to perform from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Bass Street Landing on 17th Street in downtown Moline. 

4.  'I Love You Because'

"I Love You Because," a modern twist on Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice" set in New York City, ends its run this weekend at The Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave., Moline. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $16, are available at the box office, by calling 563-284-2350 or at

5. Summer walking tour 

Looking to brush up on your knowledge of downtown Davenport? The German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, is hosting weekly walking tours this summer starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 12. Meet at the German American Heritage Center and tour the 3rd Street Historic District. Cost, $5. For more info, visit

6. Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'

Ariel, Ursula and all your favorite sea creatures are taking the stage for the final weekend of Quad-City Music Guild's run of Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Tickets, $16 for adults and $11 for kids. For reservations, call 309-762-6610 or visit


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