Thursday, Feb. 15
Brown Bag Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St. Discussions featuring former Q-C Poet Laureate Richard Stahl. Participants can bring a lunch. Free.
Valentine Indoor Music and Moonlight Walk: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave., Rock Island. This all-ages event will be at the Watch Tower Lodge. Participants can take a leisurely self-guiding stroll outside on a luminary-lit path or come into the Lodge and keep warm by the fire. There will be freshly-made donuts and juice/cider or hot cocoa as well as music by Just4Fun. Drew Nagle also will call contra-dancing. Free.
Trax in the Stax: Lojo Russo: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Featuring a live performance by local artist, Lojo Russo, and a discussion about her decades-long journey from balladic folk singer to roots rocker. There also will be a Q&A session. Free.
Friday, Feb. 16
Family Fun Night: Engineering Our World: 5-8:30 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport. Activities will include a catapult challenge, a building area with K'NEX, wooden building blocks and a float-your-boat challenge where visitors construct a boat to see how much weight it can hold before sinking. The 3D printer also will be on display along with demonstrations. "Dream Big 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. Free with charge for some activities.
Evening of Hope: 6-8 p.m., Roglaski Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. This Evening of Hope event in honor of Miracle for Madi will feature dinner, cocktails, entertainment, a silent auction, a Pink Carpet and more. Participants should wear cocktail attire. $75.
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.
Bucktown Revue Valentine's Day Show: 7-9:30 p.m., Nighswander Theater, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport. Featuring an old-fashioned variety show in the tradition of such radio programs as "A Prairie Home Companion" and "The Grand Ole Opry." For this Valentine's Day show guest performers will include singer Chrissy Boyer with Jim Swanson and Friends; folk singer, Roger Carlson; master of the 12-string-guitar, Tom Rood and Shelley Cooper. For more information, call 563-940-0508 or visit bucktown.rustmachine.com/reserve-bucktown-revue-tickets. $14.
Don's Country Music Dance: 7-10:30 p.m., CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Deejay Don will play music for dancing to couples, line and free style steps. $7.
Lonestar: 7:30-9 p.m., Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf. $25 to $35.
Greg and Rich: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Grape Life Wine Store and Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport. $10 per person minimum purchase required.
Bob Marley Birthday Bash: 9 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. Featuring Natty Nation and Peter Tosh Tribute. $10 day of show, $8 in advance.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Teen Video Contest: Stop Motion Workshop: 1-3 p.m., Davenport Public Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St. Teens are invited to learn how to make a simple stop-motion video and use the library's resources, props and backdrops to make a video to be entered into the Q-C Libraries' Teen Video Contest in March. Participants will need to bring a device loaded with the free app titled, Stop Motion Studio (cateater.com/stopmotionstudio), in addition to any additional props to use. If teens do not have a device they can work together as a team using one of the library's devices. For more information, visit davenportlibrary.com. Free.
Story Time with Snow White: 2-3 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Participants can join Snow White and explore fairy tales, stories and other German tales. Free.
13th annual Taco Supper: 4-7 p.m., Fire Station, 101 1st St., Sherrard. The Sherrard Volunteer Fire Department will host this supper featuring all-you-can-eat hard and soft shell tacos, taco salads, nachos, beverage and ice cream. Proceeds will be used to equip the new truck being purchased by the Fire District. For more information, call 309- 593-2412. Donations accepted.
Trivia Night: 6:30-10:30 p.m., Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25, 4600 46th Ave., Rock Island. The Rock Island Music Association will host this trivia night featuring raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing. Participants may bring snacks with beverages available for purchase. To reserve a table, visit http://bit.ly/2BbLBru. $10 per person.
Ahreum Han Congdon: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport. Part of First Presbyterian's Performing Arts series. $15 adults, $10 students.
Greg and Rich: 8-11 p.m., Geneseo Brewing Co., 102 S. State St. Free.
Whoozdads: 8-11 p.m., The Grape Life, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport. $10 minimum purchase per person.
That 1 Guy with Jon Eric: 9 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. $15 day of show, $12 in advance.
Sunday, Feb. 18
2018 CBRC Chili Chase Run/Walk: 1-3 p.m., Duck Creek Park Lodge, 3000 E. Locust St., Davenport. Featuring a 4-mile run/walk through Duck Creek Park and the surrounding neighborhood. There will be post-run refreshments and awards. For more information, call 563-508-2889 or email email@example.com. $26.
A Journey Through Bavaria: Nuremberg, Munich and the Alps: 2-3:30 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Dr. Ute Chamberlain will present impressions from a recent trip to Germany and guide participants through medieval and modern historical and cultural sites, from the imposing medieval Nuremberg Castle to Hitler's Eagle's Nest in the Bavarian Alps. She also will highlight the connection between the historical past and the contemporary culture and society in this unique part of Germany. Free.
Greg and Rich: 2-6 p.m., Len Brown's North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Drive, Moline. Free.
6th annual Heroes Among Us: 5:30-8 p.m., Establishment Theatre , 220 19th St., Rock Island . QC Women In Action will present this event featuring a social hour and Soul Food tasting from 5:30-6 p.m. followed by a program to honor local heroes from the community. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. $8.
Saalik Ziyad Quartet: 6-8 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. Part of the Third Sunday Jazz Matinee and Workshop series. $15 reserved, $10 general.
Monday, Feb. 19
Presidential Planes, Trains, Carriages and Cars: 2-4 p.m., Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. Featuring a talk about Presidential travel presented by a Hoover Library archivist. 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.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
The Lure and Lore of Deserts: 2 and 6 p.m., National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Part of the World Adventures series. Putnam Members receive $1 off individual ticket prices. $8.50 adults, $7 youth.
Colorful Costa Rica: 3 and 7 p.m., Opera House Theatre, 712 6th Ave., DeWitt. Part of the DeWitt Noon Lions Club's 2018 travelogue series featuring a program by Teresa Nickeson. The Lions return the proceeds from the travelogue series in the form of support for community projects. $5 donation.
Thursday, Feb. 22
The Barn Raisers: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Featuring a screening of this award-winning documentary, by Quad-City filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, that tells the story of barns in the Midwest by examining them through the lens of architecture. The film explores what building methods, barn styles and materials say about the people who built them, the life they lived and the role these country cathedrals played in the settling and building of the Nation. There will be a Q&A with the Rundles following the screening. Free.
Curtis Hawkins Band: 5 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. Part of the new winter edition of Live@Five. Free.
Black Hawk College Jazz Band: 6-8 p.m., Cool Beanz Coffehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island. Free.
SPECTRA: Local Lovers Open Mic: 8 p.m. to midnight, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The SPECTRA Reading series will return with this open mic event. Participants from in or around the greater Quad-City area with an original poem, song, story, soliloquy, bit, rant, performance art piece, etc. can share with the audience. All performers will be limited to one poem/song/story/etc. and no more than five minutes of stage time per performance. As a special feature of the event, there also will be a team of local poets and writers on hand to write priceless love poems/fragments/flash stories/etc. on the spot, which can be purchased on a pay-what-you-believe-the work-to-be-worth basis. Free.
Friday, Feb. 23
Buddy Olson: 7 p.m.-10 a.m., Steel Head Tavern, 181 17th St., Moline. Free.
Evenings at Butterworth: 7 p.m., Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline. Award winning story teller, Charlotte Blake Alston, will bring African culture and customs to life, while incorporating traditional instruments, in this solo performance. There will be refreshments following the show. Free.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Dance Me a Story: Alice in Wonderland: 2-3 p.m., Davenport Public Library, 6000 Eastern Ave. Participants can join dancers from Ballet Quad-Cities for an hour of movement and music as we bring, "Alice in Wonderland," to life. Free.
All Saints Catholic School Totally 80s Gala: 5 p.m. to midnight, Iowa Building, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport. All Saints will host this annual Gala fundraiser featuring food, music, live and silent auctions and more. All Saints will host this annual Gala fundraiser featuring food, music, live and silent auctions and more. To view live auction items, visit the school website. For more information or to make reservations, call the 563-324-3205 or visit ascsdav.org. $50, $40 in advance.
14th annual Havana Daydreamin': 6 p.m. to midnight, RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport . The Quad-City Parrot Head Club will host this fundraiser to benefit Hand In Hand. The night will feature great music by Whiskey's Gone and the Boat Drunks, silent and live auctions and a 50/50 raffle as well as a reverse raffle option with prizes awarded prior to the event's start. To purchase tickets, visit qcph.com or any Quad-Cities Hy-Vee customer service desk. $240 for a table of eight, $25 per person.
A Testimony Through Music: We Praise Gospel: 6:30-9 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. This evening will feature local and regional solo artists, choirs, instrumentalist, praise-liturgical dance groups and spoken word artists along with a few surprises. The Master of Ceremonies will be Dr. Bobby Jones. $20.
TobyMac: Hits Deep 2018 Tour: 7-10 p.m., Taxslayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Also featuring Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour. $12 to $67.
Steve Baumann and Bees Dual CD Release Show: 8 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. $12 day of show, $10 in advance.
Greg and Rich: 8-11 p.m., Circle Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., Davenport. Free.
Code 415: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Generations Bar and Grill, 4100 4th Ave., Moline. Free.
Sunday, Feb. 25
Buffalo Bill's Birthday Party: 12-4 p.m., Buffalo Bill Museum, Mississippi River Levee, LeClaire. This birthday party for Buffalo Bill will feature birthday refreshments, live music and the chance to meet Buffalo Bill. Free.
John Brassard Jr.: 2-3:30 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Book signing. Free.
Shattering the Glass Ceiling: A Concert of Women's Music: 3 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518 Locust St., Davenport. The Quad-City Wind Ensemble will present this winter concert featuring a variety of newer pieces. $12.
Winter Festival Concert: 3-5 p.m., Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. This concert will feature the Quad-City Symphony Youth Ensembles including the Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Youth String Ensemble, Prelude Strings and the Youth Choir. $10 adults, $5 children/students.
Trivia Night: 4-7:30 p.m., Christ Anglican Church, 1717 8th Ave., Moline. Featuring teams of eight. Participants may bring food and drink. Proceeds will help raise money for scholarships to church camp. $80 per team.
10th Celtic Music Sessions and Celtic Vespers: 4:30 p.m., Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church, 4200 12th St., Rock Island. This series features participatory worship with music in the Celtic tradition. 4:30 p.m. music session, 5 p.m. vespers. The music session features a time for musicians of all instruments and styles to come together for sharing and learning Celtic tunes. During the vespers they play together. Music for the vespers will be available in advance. 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 (19011976) 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.
Artist's Eye: Photography of Henry Matthiessen III: Through Feb. 23. Clinton Community College, Library Art Gallery, 1000 Lincoln Blvd. This exhibit will feature Matthiessen's nationally published landscape photography of the Tri-State Area, Mississippi Valley and the United States. Along with the photography, there also will be a display of his unique works of art, crafted from stone gathered from various parts of the United States. Library hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Free.
Light and Sound: Through March 7. River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. The River Music Experience, in partnership with local live music photographers will present this inaugural exhibition in the Arts Build Communities series. The exhibition will celebrate the Quad-Cities' local music scene with photographs of local bands and musicians. The prints also will be available for sale during this time. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free.
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.
Troy Swangstu: Made in Iowa: March 9. Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy , 2967 State St. , Bettendorf. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Free.
GAS Feed and Seed Festival: Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 15-17, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Through Feb. 17. This music, comedy and food experience will feature 20 or more of the most exciting, innovative and hotly tipped artists and comedians that the country has to offer. Performers will include Michigander, Terra Lightfoot, Blank Range, Arlie, Prettiest Eyes, Hideout, Small Houses, Hush Kids and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit moellernights/com/gastickets. $30 to $85.
QCCA Outdoor Show: Thursday, Feb. 15, 4-8 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 16, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. Through Feb. 18. Featuring boats, tackle, decoys, gear and more. There also will be seminars and presentations from outdoor professionals and a Kid's Kamp with a real trout pond, minnow races and archery. $8 adults, $ 1 youth 6-15 years, free for children younger than 6 years.
Disney's Freaky Friday: A New Musical: March 24. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Performances at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 5:45 p.m. on Sundays. $29.40 to $51.98.
17th annual Great River Show Choir Invitational: Friday, Feb. 16, 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m., Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Through Feb. 17. Davenport Central and Davenport West High Schools will co-host this invitational featuring middle and high school show choirs. Middle schools begin competition at 4:30 p.m. on Friday with high school groups starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The finals will begin at 7 p.m. For more information including schedules, visit greatrivershowchoir.com. Friday: $8 adults, $5 students(K-12)/senior citizens (60 years and older). Saturday: $15 adults, $5 students(K-12)/senior citizens (60 years and older).
The Philadelphia Story: Sunday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2 and 7 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport. Through Feb. 21. Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series presented by Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. $9.50 adult (7 p.m. showings), $7.50 adult (2 p.m. showings), $7.25 senior citizens/children (all showings).