1. Moeller Nights Fest
The inaugural Moeller Nights Fest not only promises three days of good music. The music festival will also serve as the first look at The Rust Belt, the 4,000-person capacity music venue opening in a former industrial space at 201 7th St., East Moline. The fest kicks off Thursday and the lineup includes soul/rock singers/songwriter Anderson East, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Cerny Brothers, Lucie Silvas, LOLO and more. A one-day pass cost $25 and a three-day festival pass costs $40. To purchase tickets and to see the full schedule, visit moellernights.com.
Thursday-Saturday, The Rust Belt, $25-$40
2. Country singer Gretchen Wilson
Gretchen Wilson, the country singer best known for her 2004 hit "Redneck Woman," will play a concert this week at the Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Tickets to the show cost between $40 and $65 and are available online at rhythmcitycasino.com, by calling 844-852-4386 or at the Rhythm City Casino Resort.
7 p.m. Saturday, Rhythm City Casino, $40-$65
3. Elizabeth Moen at the Raccoon Motel
The Iowa musician Elizabeth Moen has been on the road for several months promoting her most recent album, "A Million Miles Away." The pop/soul songstress will return to the Quad-Cities next week for a show at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. She'll be joined by Iowa-based musicians Katie Sin and Elly H. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12 in advance and are available at raccoonmotel.com.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Raccoon Motel, $12
4. Quad-Cities Red Dress Run
The Red Dress Run has been called a "scavenger hunt with booze." During the run, happening for the ninth consecutive year Saturday, participants wear red dresses and run around the Quad-Cities following a trail devised that day by leaders of the Quad-City Hash House Harriers, a group that meets weekly and is often described as a “drinking club with a running problem.” Proceeds from the run go toward Friendly House. Registration costs $40. The run starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stardust, 218 Iowa St., Davenport. To register and/or donate, visit qcreddressrun.com.
2 p.m. Saturday, starts at the Stardust, $40
5. 'A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder'
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," the musical comedy that won four Tony awards in 2014, opens this week at The Spotlight Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Moline. Show times include 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 24. Tickets cost $20 and are available at thespotlighttheatreqc.com or by calling 309-912-7647.
Thursday-Sunday, The Spotlight Theatre, $20
6. QC Theatre Workshop presents 'A Doll's House, Part 2'
The QC Theatre Workshop presents the "A Doll’s House, Part 2," a 2017 play written by Lucas Hnath which picks up where Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, first performed in 1879, left off. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 3 at the QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Ticket pricing follows a "Pay What It's Worth" policy. For more information and/or to make a reservation, visit qctheatreworkshop.org.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, QC Theatre Workshop, Pay what it's worth
7. Winter Live at Five
You may be familiar with Live at Five, a free concert series hosted by the River Music Experience, or RME, happening on Fridays in the summer outside the RME. Well, there's also the Winter Live at Five series, during which free concerts will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through March 27 at the Redstone Room, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. This week's Live at Five features music from Jordan Danielsen and Jef Spradley. Admission is free. For more information, visit rivermusicexperience.org.
5 p.m. Wednesday, Redstone Room. Free
8. 'Race: Are We So Different?' at the Putnam
The Putnam Museum & Science Center's newest exhibit — "Race: Are We So Different?" — continues is run through June 2. The traveling exhibit, developed in 2007 by the American Anthropological Association, examines the idea of race and racism through science, history and cultural study. This exhibit is included in the cost of admission, which is $9 for adults and $8 for youth ages 3-18, military, seniors and college students. Admission is free for museum members. For more information, visit putnam.org.
Through June 2, Putnam Museum, $8-$9
9. Summer Camp: On the Road Showcase
The organizers of Summer Camp, the multi-day music festival held each May in Chillicothe, Ill., are visiting the Quad-Cities this week to search for musical acts to add to the festival's lineup. During the Summer Camp: On the Road Showcase on Saturday at the Redstone Room, four local bands — Have Your Cake, Jenny Lynn Stacy & The Dirty Roosters, The Channel Cats and The Tripp Brothers — will be competing for a slot at the festival. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance at rivermusicexperience.org. For more info, visit summercampfestival.com/about/ontheroad.
7 p.m. Saturday, Redstone Room, $10