1. Spring arts fair

Looking for something artsy to do this weekend? About 200 artisans are set to take over the plaza in front of the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, offering handmade jewelry, pottery, stained glass and sculpture during the spring Beaux Arts Fair. The fair also features a food court, art activities and free admission to the Figge Art Museum. For more information, visit beauxartsfair.com.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Plaza in front of Figge Art Museum. Free.

2. An evening with Olivia

Olivia Newton-John's career consists of much more than her role in "Grease." Since the 1978 movie, the singer won four Grammys, several Country Music Awards, an Emmy Award and has 10 No. 1 hits to her name. Catch up with Olivia Newton-John this weekend at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Adler Theatre, $$44, $64, $79

3. Fab Four rooftop tribute

For The Beatles' last concert, the group played on the roof of Apple Studios. This week, as part of "The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition," the latest exhibit at the Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, a group of Quad-City musicians are putting on a rooftop tribute concert, featuring music of The Beatles. If you attend the free show, complete with beer and food tents, then you'll get a discount on tickets to the exhibit. For more information, visit putnam.org

12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Putnam Museum. Free.

4. Stevie Wonder's birthday bash

Stevie Wonder's 67th birthday is this week and area musicians are getting together to celebrate the legendary musician. During "All Sweat Productions Presents: Stevie Wonder B-Day Bash," a full band will take on hits such as "I Just Called to Say I Love You," "Superstition" and "Isn't She Lovely" at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. An opening set will include a tribute to Marvin Gaye. For tickets and more information, visit rivermusicexperience.org. 

9 p.m. Friday, Redstone Room,  $15 in advance; $18 day of the show.

5. 'Mash' on stage

"Mash" opens at Playcrafters Barn Theatre, Moline, this weekend. The comedy was written in 1973 by Tim Kelly and follows the adventures of Hawkeye and Duke, who join the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, a story made popular by the TV series that aired from 1972-1983 on CBS. Performances are also scheduled for May 19-21 at 4950 35th Ave., Moline. For more information, visit playcrafters.com.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Barn Theatre, $13

6. Julia Nunes' tunes 

This singer-songwriter started her career on YouTube, where she covered, with backup from her ukulele, songs by The Beach Boys, Destiny's Child and The Beatles. Since then, Julia Nunes has performed live on "Conan" and released several albums with original tunes, including the 2015 record "Some Feelings." Nunes is set to play, with opener Mo Carter, at Baked Beer and Bread Co., 1113 Mound St., Davenport. For tickets, visit raccoonmotel.com

7 p.m. Thursday, Baked Beer and Bread Co., $15 in advance.

7. Dueling pianos

The Windy City Dueling Pianos are set to return this week to The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The Chicago-based act includes high-energy music played simultaneously on two pianos. For tickets, call 309-786-7733 or visit thecirca21speakeasy.com

7 p.m. Saturday, The Speakeasy, $12 in advance; $15 day of show 

8. Playwrights festival

The Quad-City Playwrights Festival, presented by Augustana College, returns for its 18th year this weekend. The 2017 selected works, each clocking in at 10 minutes, were written by area playwrights, including high school and college students, from around the Quad-Cities and will be performed on stage by Augustana students at the Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. For more information, visit augustana.edu.

1:30 p.m. Saturday, Brunner Theatre Center. Free.

9. Going solo 

Chris Tomson, known for being the drummer in Vampire Weekend, has launched a solo project, called Dams of the West. Tomson will bring his new sound to the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport, this week. For tickets, visit raccoonmotel.com.

7 p.m. Sunday, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, $15 in advance; $20 at the door.


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