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Best of the week: 9 things to do this week around the Q-C

Best of the week: 9 things to do this week around the Q-C

1. First-ever GAS fest 

The inaugural GAS Feed & Seed Festival is set to take over the Village of East Davenport this weekend. The three-day music fest, presented by Moeller Nights, features 30 acts ranging from hip-hop to electronic to rap to folk music and even a few comedians at the Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport, and at Baked Beer and Bread Company, 1113 Mound St., Davenport. For the day-by-day schedule and tickets, visit

Thursday-Saturday, The Village Theatre and Baked, $50 for three-day pass, $35 for one-day pass

2. A night on 42nd Street

The Adler Theatre's season of Broadway continues with "42nd Street," the musical comedy first penned in 1932. Hear the enduring big-stage songs such as “I Only Have Eyes For You” while watching — and singing along — as Peggy Sawyer chases her New York and Broadway dreams 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. Monday, Adler Theatre, $38, $48, $58

3.  Scotch, cigars and sarcasm

You may know Ron White from movies such as "Sex in the City 2" or "Horrible Bosses" or his storytelling comedy shows that go back to the 1990s. And you probably know him as Ron “Tater Salad” White. The comedian who never seems to be far from a cigar, glass of scotch or a few sarcastic words is slated to perform at the iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Tickets are available at, the iWireless Box Office and by calling 1-800-745-3000.

7 p.m. Thursday, iWireless Center, $45.50 and $59.50

4. Tour kick-off

This North Carolina-based pop folk group starts its 10-week tour, including stops at SXSW and Bonnaroo festivals, with a Davenport show this week. River Whyless, with opening act Matthäus, will perform at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. Advance tickets are available at

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Redstone Room, $12 in advance; $15 at the door 

5. Shake it off

Sample martinis from area bars such as RAW, Daiquiri Factory, ICONS Martini, Frick's Tap and more at the Martini Shake Off, with proceeds going to the HAV Life Foundation. A silent auction, live music from Identity Crisis, a barbershop quartet, and a hip-hop violinist, are also on the menu at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport.

5:30 p.m. Thursday, RiverCenter, $55

6. Valentine's show

Up for a musical road trip on Valentine's Day? Codfish Hollow Barn, the barn-turned-music venue in Maquoketa, Iowa, is hosting its first show of 2017 featuring Leopold and His Fiction, High Up and Flash in a Pan, a bluegrass group based in Iowa City. For more information, visit

8 p.m. Tuesday, Codfish Hollow Barn, $15-20

7. Red dress run

The Red Dress Run is back for its seventh year of booze-infused jogging and red-colored dress-up all for a good cause. Quad-City Hash House Harriers, an area running group, hosts the four-mile run starting outside Rascals Live, 1418 15th St., Moline. Proceeds go to Girls on the Run Quad-Cities. Register online at

2 p.m. Saturday, Rascals Live, $40

8. For the Deadheads 

Experience the best of Grateful Dead (kind of) with tunes from tribute band The Schwag. The group, which formed 1991, carries on your go-to Grateful Dead songs this week at the Rock Island Brewing Company, or RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island. For more information, visit

9 p.m. Friday, RIBCO, $10

9. Piano party

The Windy City Dueling Pianos, a touring two-piano act from Chicago, is headed to The Circa '21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, for the first time. For advance tickets to the night of high-energy tunes, visit

8 p.m. Saturday, The Speakeasy, $12


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