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Davina and the Vagabonds

1. Spin Doctors and Cracker 

See Spin Doctors, known for hits such as “Two Princes,” “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Pocket Full Of Kryptonite” and Cracker, known for hits such as “Low," “Euro-Trade Girl," "Get Off This” and “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me” this weekend. The two jam bands are slated to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Rhythm City Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, $30, $37, $47 and $57, are available at

2. Oktoberfest tapping 

Oktoberfest season is on tap around the world -- and, yes, that includes the Quad-Cities. Great River Brewery is hosting its Oktoberfest Tapping Party, where the latest specialty craft brew will be flowing plus German food provided by Bierstube. Oktoberfest attire is encouraged. The party starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at the brewery, 332 E. 2nd St., Davenport. 

3. Music and comedy at the Raccoon Motel 

Music and comedy will unite on Thursday at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. First up is Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas, a Detroit-based gothic pop band which, in June, released double album, "Telephone/Teléfono," with songs in English and Spanish. After that, Triple Crown Comedy will take the stage. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, $10, are available at

4. Quad-Cities Marathon 

Quad-City streets are set to fill up with runners, walkers and cheerleaders this weekend. The Quad-Cities Marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. Sunday outside the iWireless Center at 1201 River Drive, Moline. In addition, the Walk for a Cause starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the pavilion and the Kids Micromarathon starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday outside of the iWireless Center. For more info, visit

5. Shook Twins

Looking for a musical way to kick off your weekend? The Shook Twins, an indie folk group, and opener Marah in the Mainsail are slated to perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more info, visit

6. 'Ring of Fire' opens

 "Ring of Fire," the Johnny Cash-centered production presented by Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, opens at 7:45 p.m. Friday and runs through Nov. 4 at Circa '21, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Tickets cost $51.73 for the evening performances, which include a five entree buffet. Tickets, $51.73, are available at the Circa '21 ticket office, by calling 309-786-7733 or at


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