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1. Janet Jackson

The iconic pop star Janet Jackson is — finally — coming to the Quad-Cities. Jackson, who is on her "State of the World Tour," will perform Wednesday at the TaxSlayer Center, formerly called the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive. The postponed concert date at the Moline arena was previously scheduled for June 2. This will mark the "Rhythm Nation" singer's fourth appearance there. She performed at the former Mark of the Quad-Cities in 1994, 1998 and 2001. Tickets are available at, the TaxSlayer Center Box Office and by calling 1-800-745-3000. 

8 p.m. Wednesday, TaxSlayer Center, $29.95, $34.95, $49.95, $74.95, $125

2. 'World of Dance Live!'

"World of Dance," NBC's dance competition show with judges such as Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo, wrapped up its first season in August. This week, you can see the show's winning teams, such as Eva Igo, Supercr3w, Elektro Botz and Diana Pombo, live at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Tickets are available at, the Adler Theatre Box Office and by phone at 800-745-3000. 

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Adler Theatre, $35, $45, $65

3. Big Daddy Weave

Head back to the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport on Thursday to see Big Daddy Weave, a Christian music group currently on its "Set Free" tour, along with openers We Are Messengers and Micah Tyler. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster,com, the Adler Theatre Box Office and by phone at 800-745-3000.

7 p.m. Thursday, Adler Theatre, $23, $38, $53 

4. ‘Dirty Dancing’ live

The classic tale of “Dirty Dancing” is hitting the Adler Theatre stage, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, this week. You have two chances on Saturday to see the show and hear tunes such as “Hungry Eyes” “Do You Love Me?” as well as “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life." Tickets are available at, the Adler Theatre Box Office and by phone at 800-745-3000.

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Adler Theatre, $40.50, $53, $68

5. Halloween parades

Looking to get in the Halloween spirit? The Q-C offers two parades on Saturday: a daytime march in downtown Davenport and a nighttime parade in Bettendorf. Davenport's parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 3rd and Brady streets. In Bettendorf, the Halloween parade will step off at 7 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Middle Road and 23rd Street.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, downtown Davenport and Bettendorf. Free.

6. Witches Walk

LeClaire has a Halloween parade of its own on tap. The Witches’ Walk and Costume Parade is set for Saturday in LeClaire. By the way, the costume contest is open to humans and dogs. Festivities kick off at 11:30 a.m. and the parade starts at 1 p.m. near the Levee, 117 South Front St., LeClaire, Iowa. 

11:30 p.m. Saturday, LeClaire. Free

7. Figge Underground

The Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, is hosting a Halloween-themed party in its parking garage this weekend. It's the latest installment of the museum's series, called Figge Underground. Festivities include music from area deejays, a costume contest, craft food and beer. All proceeds from the evening go toward the Figge’s youth education and outreach programs. For tickets, visit or, visit the museum store on the first floor or call 563-345-6638. 

9 p.m. Saturday, Figge Art Museum, $15 

8. Deer Tick at Codfish Hollow

Codfish Hollow's season is wrapping up. This week's show, featuring Rhode Island-based band Deer Tick, currently on its "Twice is Nice" tour is the final event on the Maquoketa venue's calendar that's not sold out. For tickets, visit

8 p.m. Tuesday, Codfish Hollow, $35-40 

9. Super Doppler at the Raccoon Motel

There are five shows -- including a night of comedy -- scheduled this week at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Here's one to check out: Super Doppler, a rock 'n' roll band from Virginia, will be performing, with opener Courtney Marie Andrews, Wednesday at the Raccoon Motel. For tickets, visit 

7 p.m. Wednesday, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, $10 


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