While there’s always a late December-early January lull in the Quad-City area arts and entertainment scene, it will gear back up again soon with Rascal Flatts playing Friday night at the i wireless Center, and Circa ‘21’s “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” and “Ghost of a Chance” by Playcrafters both opening next weekend.

Here’s a look further into what’s coming up this year — 13 noteworthy events for 2013. And keep up to date with everything happening in the area via our online calendar: QCTimes.com/calendar.


Paula Atherton

Feb. 16; Redstone Room, River Music Experience, Davenport

New York-based woodwind player and singer brings sax appeal to the Smooth Jazz Valentine’s Concert.

“Godspell” x 2

Feb. 14-16, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, Maquoketa, Iowa

June 20-29, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre

Prepare ye — two versions of the Scripture-based musical, recently revived on Broadway, play on area stages.

“The Price is Right Live!”

Feb. 19; Adler Theatre, Davenport

Come on down! Audience members get the chance to play pricing games from the stalwart game show.

Maroon 5

March 1; i wireless Center, Moline

Hotter than ever thanks to lead singer Adam Levine’s role on “The Voice,” the band makes its Q-C debut.

Bodies Revealed

March 9 to July 14; Putnam Museum, Davenport

Look beneath the skin to learn more about the inner workings of the human body in this traveling exhibit.

Tracy Morgan

March 16; Englert Theatre, Iowa City

Seven weeks after his “30 Rock” sitcom leaves the air, the former “Saturday Night Live” comic comes to Iowa.

Cesar Millan

March 22; Davenport RiverCenter

The Dog Whisperer brings answers to your canine questions in a benefit for Gilda’s Club Quad-Cities.

Morris Day & the Time

March 23; Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf

Relive the days of “Purple Rain” with the Minneapolis-based funk band.

Green Day

March 29; i wireless Center, Moline

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A tour marking the band’s 20th anniversary hits the Quad-Cities.

Bill Cosby

April 27; Adler Theatre, Davenport

The comedy icon holds court on the Adler stage for the first time in 15 years.

“Les Miserables”

July TBA; Countryside Community Theatre, Eldridge

July TBA; Center for Living Arts, Rock Island

On the heels of a successful movie version is a double dose of the fourth-longest-running Broadway musical in history.

Toby Keith

July 30; Mississippi Valley Fair, Davenport

Country music’s Big Dog Daddy reigns over the first night of the 94th annual fair.

“Young Frankenstein”

Oct. 25 to Nov. 10; the District Theatre, Rock Island

The District is puttin’ on the ritz with its musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ horror-movie spoof.