1. Frozen Freight House
The Freight House in downtown Davenport is getting an icy makeover. During the fifth annual Icestravaganza Saturday at the Freight House, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport, about 20,000 pounds of ice is slated to create interactive sculptures with the help of a team of professional sculptors. Also on tap is live music, children's activities, a visit from an ice princess and tasting from Front Street Brewery.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Freight House. Free
2. Shipwreck sighting
"Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure," a deep-dive exhibit exploring pirate legend and lore, shipwreck recoveries and hands-on activities, has almost run its course at the Putnam Museum & Science Center. The museum's latest blockbuster interactive ends Sunday, so don't miss your chance to experience the thrill of shipwreck discovery while learning about legendary pirates such as Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Barbary Corsairs, Privateers and the Buccaneers. The museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, college students and $5 for youth ages 3-18. For more information, visit putnam.org.
Open through Sunday, Putnam Museum, $5-$8
3. A show from the other side
When the 1990 movie "Ghost" was transformed into a Broadway musical a few years ago, it flopped. Last year, a director from Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. reworked the show to make it smaller and more intimate. Director Jay Cranford says that version of the musical "has the heart of the love story from the movie with songs that show it off." This week, see "Ghost: The Musical" at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island.
Wednesday through March 11, Circa '21, $51.73
4. Party at Playcrafters
Playcrafters Barn Theatre opens the year with a comedy, "Steel Magnolias." In this production, neighborly gossip takes the spotlight at Truvy's beauty salon, where six diverse women come together to share their secrets and memories, from weddings to divorces and babies to funerals. See the show's opening this week at Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline Get advance tickets, $13, at the box office or by calling 309-762-0330.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, $13
5. Be the detective
Ready to take on the role of detective? At this murder mystery-themed dinner, called"Akin to Murder," you'll get a balance of laughs and scares. Plus, you'll get to solve a crime over cocktails and a meal. Reserve your spot by visiting skellingtonmanor.com or calling 563-344-9187.
6:30 p.m. Friday, Skellington Manor, Rock Island, $39.95
6. Americana concert
Need a "it's almost Friday" pick-me-up? See Minnestota-based "front porch Americana" band The Last Revel, as well as opening band Miles Over Mountain, on Thursday at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. For more information, visit rivermusicexperience.org.
8 p.m. Thursday, Redstone Room, $8
7. Hip-hop only
Daytrotter is kicking off 2017 with an all hip-hop show. The Minneapolis-based rapper Sims, who is promoting his latest album "More Than Ever," headlines the concert with performances from Chicago act Air Credits as well as Quad-City rapper Xavy Rusan at Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Davenport. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com.
8 p.m. Friday, Daytrotter, $8
8. Support a blues sister
Juliana Logan, a 17-year-old Quad-City singer-songwriter, was recently selected by the Central Iowa Blues Society to represent Iowa at the 2017 International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase. To help Logan and her band, made up of four Q-C teenagers, get to Memphis next month, a slew of Quad-City musicians are hosting a fundraiser show, called "Support Our Sister: Memphis Send-Off" at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport.
6 p.m. Friday, Redstone Room, $10 in advance, $15 at the door
9. A taste of LeClaire
Spend your Sunday sampling (for free) some of the best food, beer, wine and whiskey in downtown LeClaire. During "Taste of LeClaire," the town's eateries will offer free samples as well as specials on their signature dishes. For example, try soup at Bela, wine at Grasshoppers, the "Hot Iowish Cream" cocktail at Mississippi River Distilling, sweet apple pork sliders at Big Dave & Holly's, red wine hot chocolate at Wide River Winery Tasting Room, wings at Bierstube, a Winterfest beer at Green Tree Brewery and more.
Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, downtown LeClaire. Free