Thursday, Mar. 08
Black Hawk College Jazz Band: 6-8 p.m., Cool Beanz Coffehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island. Free.
Q-C Area Teen Video Contest Premiere Party: 6 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. This party will premiere the 3-5 minute videos from the annual Q-C Area Teen Video contest. This year's theme was, "Libraries Are For Creating." Free.
Etta May: Box Wine and Gas Station Chicken: 7:15 p.m., Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 W. 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Featuring comedienne Etta May. The theatre will offer sandwich baskets, appetizers and desserts for purchase as well as a full bar service. $30 at the door, $25 in advance.
Friday, Mar. 09
Tesla Quartet: 3 p.m., Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline. Part of the Music at Butterworth series featuring this New York award winning chamber music group. Free.
Open Mic Coffeehouse: 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th St., Rock Island. Musicians, poets and storytellers are welcome at this monthly event. Refreshments served. Donations benefit St. Joe's evening meal at Rock Island Township.
Shawn Thomas: 7 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad-Cities, 2930 W. Locust St., Davenport. Featuring singer/songwriter Shawn Thomas.There will be complimentary coffee/tea in the social hall prior to concert and desserts with a meet and greet immediately following the show. A love offering will be collected to help with Thomas' travel expenses.
Chamber Choir of St. John's University/College of St. Benedict: 7:30 p.m., St. Pius X Church, 2502 29th Ave., Rock Island. Part of the choir's 2017-2018 Concert season. Free with donations suggested.
Jerry Douglas with Kendra Swanson: 8 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. $35 day of show, $30 in advance.
Hi-Fi: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Harley Corin's, 1708 State St., Bettendorf. Free.
Saturday, Mar. 10
Davenport Radio Control Society's Swap Meet: 9 a.m. to noon, St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 W. 3rd St., Davenport. The Davenport Radio Control Society will host this swap meet for anything radio-controlled including airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks, boats and more. $4.
Getting Ahead of Our Watershed: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport . The expo, hosted by students in the Davenport North High School dual credit Environmental Science class in partnership with the City of Davenport Public Works Department, will feature interactive booths constructed by students as well as booths sponsored by community partners and a student art show. The booths will include information about levees, run off, flooding, floodplains, water conservation and more. Free.
Quad-Cities Comic Book Convention: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ramada Inn, 3020 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf. Dealers from four states specializing in comic books new and old, toys and related items will be buying and selling. For more information, call 309-657-1599 or visit epguides.com/comics. Free.
Flight Adventures: 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Participants can explore how birds, kites and planes fly and learn about the history and future of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel that might put you on the moon someday. The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers will be presented with videos and images from a 360-degree projector in front, behind, above and on both sides. $4 for Discovery Dome alone, $2.50 Discovery Dome add-on to exhibit admission.
Duffy Does Dr. Seuss: 2-3 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Participants can watch Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson bring favorite and beloved classic works of Dr. Seuss to life in this unique and lively 45 minute show. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/duffy-does-dr-seuss-tickets-42477745079. $5.
A Wrinkle in Time: 2 p.m., Davenport Public Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St. To celebrate the movie based on this classic novel by Madeleine L'Engle participnats can enjoy a discussion of the book and fun activities. Free.
2nd annual Leprechaun Leap Wine and Beer Walk: 2-6 p.m., downtown DeWitt, 6th Avenue. Twenty local downtown Dewitt businesses will feature samples of beer or wine as well as other special deals. There also will be a costume contest. To purchase tickets, visit GetMeRegistered.com/LeprechaunLeapWalk. $12.
Wine with Einstein: 6-7:30 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Featuring award-winning actor, Duffy Hudson, as Einstein. Participants can enjoy an hour of wine tasting, snacks and the enjoyable company of Einstein. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/wine-with-einstein-tickets-42509978490. $20 to $25.
Annual Bix Birthday Bash: 6:30 p.m., Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7707 Elmore Ave., Davenport. The Bix Society will host this evening featuring free dance lesons at 6:30 p.m. and the Locust Street Boys and the Dandelion Stompers playing music for dancing and listening beginning at 7 p.m. For 21 years and older. $15.
Marsh Madness Trivia Night: 7-9:30 p.m., CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. This trivia night will feature Mister Trivia and teams of up to eight players. There also will be many spring and nature-themed silent auction baskets. Mulligans and one Double Down can be purchased at the event for an additional $10. For more information or to register a table, call 563-336-3374 or email email@example.com. $80 table of eight, $70 table for members.
Greg and Rich: 7-11 p.m., Jumer's Casino and Hotel, 777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island. Free.
USA Dance: 7-10:30 p.m., Silver Spur Dance Hall, 1230 15th Ave., East Moline. Enjoy DJ music and dance the night away at this dance. There will be samba dance lessons from 7-8 p.m. $10 non-members, $7 members.
Trivia Night: 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport. This trivia night will feature tables of eight. Participants may bring snacks. For more information or to reserve a table, call 563-505-1571. $10 per person.
Tesla Quartet: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport. Part of First Presbyterian's Performing Arts series. $15 adults, $10 students.
Blues Rock It with "Detroit" Larry Davison: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Generations Bar and Grill, 4100 4th Ave., Moline. Free.
Sunday, Mar. 11
33rd annual Maquoketa Spring Doll and Toy Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centerstone Inn and Suites, 1915 Nairn Drive, Maquoketa. Featuring some of the best dealers from throughout the Midwest selling antique to modern dolls along with accessories, books and other doll and toy related items. Free appraisals for up to three dolls will be offered with paid admission. Repair specialists also will be on hand to do many on the spot repairs. For more information, visit easterniowadollshows.com. $5.
Ryan Herman and Karl Hartwich: 1:30-5:30 p.m., the Coliseum, 116 E. Bryant St., Walcott. The Eastern Chapter, Polka Club of Iowa will sponsor this polka dance featuring polkas, waltzes, foxtrots and more. $10 per person, free for 21 years and younger.
Sensory-Friendly Films: Wild Africa: 1:45-2:30 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Featuring the premiere of the first sensory-friendly film experience in the Quad-Cities. During this experience the movies are modified to be "friendlier" to the senses that affect those with disabilities. Changes to the environment and film experience include dimmed but not turned off theater lights, lower volume, all movies in 2D, little to no trailers before the movie and handicapped access to theater. Guests of all ages also will have the freedom to move around and make noise during the show, as well as bring in outside food and drink to suit dietary needs. There also will be a designated chill out zone available outside of the theater featuring therapy dogs from the Quad-Cities Canine Assistance Network. For more information, call 563-324-1933. $5 with promo code ASQC.
Greg and Rich: 2-6 p.m., Len Brown's North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Drive, Moline. Free.
Catfish Jazz Society: 3-6 p.m., Columbus Club (formerly Knights of Columbus), 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport. Musicians can bring instruments and jam. Dancers and listeners also are welcome. There will be food and a cash bar available. Free.
Tuesday, Mar. 13
Pink Talking Fish: 8 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. $18 day of show, $15 in advance.
Wednesday, Mar. 14
Rob Leveridge: 12:15-12:45 p.m., Two Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., Rock Island. Part of the 26th annual Lenten Concert Series. Free.
Thursday, Mar. 15
Brown Bag Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island. Featuring a discussion with Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films. Participants can bring a lunch. Free.
Greg and Rich: 8-11 p.m., Harrington's Pub, 2321 Cumberland Square Drive, Bettendorf. Free.
Friday, Mar. 16
The Magic Of David Casas: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E. Platt St., Maquoketa. $1.
Wheel 'n' Steppers Square Dance: 7-9:30 p.m., Square and Round Dance Hall, 323 1/2 17th St., Bettendorf. Featuring mainstream and two plus tips with local caller Tommy Russell. Round dancing also will be provided. $7, free for spectators.
Michael W. Smith: 7 p.m., Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $24, $28 and $50 VIP.
Bettendorf Park Band: 7:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley School Auditorium, 604 Belmont Road, Bettendorf. This will be the opening concert of the Bettendorf Park Band's 50th Anniversary season. For more information, call 563-599-7730. Free.
Tinsley Ellis: 8 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. $22 day of show, $18 in advance.
Greg and Rich: 8-11 p.m., Geneseo Brewing Co., 102 S. State St., Geneseo. Free.
Saturday, Mar. 17
CASI's 36th annual St. Patrick's Day Race: 9 a.m., downtown Davenport. Featuring a 1/4-mile Tot Trot, 1-mile Family Fun Run and a 5K. Participants can wear a favorite costume and be automatically entered to win in the Costume Contest. There will be a Post Party following the race at Figge Plaza. $10 to $40.
St. Patrick Society Grand Parade: 11:30 a.m., St. Patrick Society Grand Parade, Rock Island and Davenport. Featuring a parade starting at 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island, crossing over the Centennial Bridge into Davenport and heading East on 3rd Street to the RiverCenter. Free.
Dan Haughey: 9-10:30 a.m., Dead Poets Espresso, 1525 3rd Ave. A, Moline. Featuring traditional Irish Coffee Shop music. Free.
National Quilting Day Celebration: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive. In celebration of National Quilting Day members of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild will be on hand creating simple quilt tops that will be donated to charities such as nursing homes and hospitals. Visitors can join in creating these charitable pieces and the Quilters Guild also will offer students a chance to stitch for community service hours. Space is limited. For more information or to secure a space, call 309-755-2293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
St. Patty's Day Celebration: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Bennigans Grill, 226 17th St., Rock Island. Featuring all-you-can-eat Corned Beef and Cabbage, St Patrick's Day Parade, live music featuring Tim Stop (8-11 p.m.) and more. Cover includes two green draft beers. $10.
Greg and Rich: 12-3 p.m., Kavanaugh's Hilltop Bar and Grill, 1228 30th St., Rock Island. Free.
Easter Scherenschnitte Classes: 1-4 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Keith Bonnstetters will teach two classes where participants can learn to craft a 2D (1-2 p.m.) or 3D (2:30-4 p.m.) Easter project. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 563-322-8844. $25 both classes for members only, $20, $15 member.
Night Sky Viewing: 7-11 p.m., Niabi Zoo Parking Lot, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. The Popular Astronomy Club will host this after dark tour of the spring night sky. Mercury, Venus, Uranus, M44(Beehive Cluster), La Superba (red super-giant star) and other beautiful objects should be visible, weather permitting. Telescopes will be available to look through or participants may bring a telescope. For weather related updates, visit facebook.com/QCPAC. Free.
Code 415: 7-11 p.m., Gunchie's, 2905 Telegraph Road, Davenport. Free.
Sunday, Mar. 18
Port City 80th annual Coin Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Rendezvous, 3127 Lucas St., Muscatine. Featuring coin dealers buying, selling and trading numismatic and bullion items. Collecting supplies also will be available as well as door prizes and a raffle. Free.
Meet Us At The Barn: noon to 4 p.m., The Barn at Bunker Hill, 2266 310th St., Wilton. The Barn at Bunker Hill will host this open house and bridal fair featuring local vendors and more. Free.
A Handful of German-American Businessmen: 2-4 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Speaker William Roba will share a portrait of fine Quad-City German-Iowans who excelled in entrepreneurial enterprises including businesses that helped shape the economic landscape and build a better Quad-Cities. In conjunction with the exhibit, "Butchers, Bankers, and Brewers: German Business in Davenport." Free.
Vertigo: 2 and 7 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport. Through March 21. Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series presented by Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. $9.50 adult (7 p.m. showings), $7.50 adult (2 p.m. showings), $7.25 senior citizens/children (all showings).
Steve Grismore Trio with Danny Oline and Fabio Augustinis: 6-8 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. Part of the Third Sunday Jazz Matinee and Workshop series. $15 reserved, $10 general.
Gridiron Glory: Through June 3. Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Through June 3. The 6,000 square-foot traveling Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit will feature hundreds of rare artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as interactive experiences to challenge the mind and body. It also includes spectacular footage from NFL Films' unparalleled film archives and a 500-square-foot area dedicated to the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission (includes general admission): $15 adults, $7 members.
Farm Life in Iowa: Through March 18. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. Featuring an exhibition of thirty photographs taken by A. M. "Pete" Wettach (19011976) that document the rural existence from 1925 to 1960. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10 adults (16-61 years), $5 senior citizens (62 years and older)/active and retired military with ID/college students with ID, $3 youth 6-15 years, free for children 5 years and younger/members of the Hoover Presidential Library Association.
Light and Sound: Through March 7. River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. The River Music Experience, in partnership with local live music photographers will present this inaugural exhibition in the Arts Build Communities series. The exhibition will celebrate the Quad-Cities' local music scene with photographs of local bands and musicians. The prints also will be available for sale during this time. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free.
The art of Erik Ohrn: March 31. Smith Studio and Gallery, 124 S. State St., Geneseo. Featuring the oil paintings of Ohrn. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Free.
Troy Swangstu: Made in Iowa: March 9. Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy , 2967 State St. , Bettendorf. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Free.
Steve Sinner: Master Woodturner: Through June 24. Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This exhibition highlights nearly 30 examples of Sinners' solo work and collaborations as well as innovations within the art form. The works are remarkable combinations of form, material and surface decoration. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $4 children ages 4-12 years, free for children younger than 4 years/active military members, spouses and children/museum members/after 5 p.m. Thursdays.
Symphony Under the Cathedral: Through April 6. ArtSpace Gallery, Black Hawk College, Quad-Cities Campus, Moline. Featuring mixed media works by BHC alumna Tami Schmidt that were inspired by her own prairie. There will be a reception with Schmidt 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 1. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free.
The art of Tilly Woodward, David Zahn, Cindy Lesperance, Carol Hamilton and Brad Hook: Throuigh April 30. Quad-City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline. This Quad-City Arts at the Airport will feature paintings by Woodward and sculpture by Zahn as well as encaustic works by Lesperance, Hamilton and Hook. Free with $1 an hour parking.
The art of Tom Hempel: Through March. Opera House Theatre, 716 6th Ave., DeWitt. Featuring 31 paintings by Hempel. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 1:30-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free.
Adams Family: Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 11, 2 pm., Assumption High School, 1020 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. Through March 11. Presented by the Assumption Knight Players. for more information or to purchase tickets, visit assumptionhigh.org. $10 adults, $8 students/senior citizens.
Disney's Freaky Friday: A New Musical: Through March 24. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Performances at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 5:45 p.m. on Sundays. $29.40 to $51.98.
Caged Aggression XXI: The Champions: Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 7:30 p.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport . This 6th annual two-night mega event will feature an all amateur card on Friday and an all professional card and a feature female bout on Saturday including eight championship title fights. This will be sanctioned by the Iowa Athletic Commission. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cagedaggressionevents.com. $30.
Venus in Fur: Fridays-Saturdays, March 9-10 and 16-17, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, March 11 and 18, 3 p.m., Q-C Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Through March 25. For mature audiences. Featuring the "Pay What It's Worth" ticket-pricing policy. Audience members will be able to pay whatever price they choose as they leave the performance.
Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek: Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave,, Rock Island. This all-new roam-through dinosaur exhibition will feature hands-on interactive activities such as Design-a-Dino, Prehistoric Poop, Race Through Time Labyrinth and Cretaceous Challenge Zone. $14 to $22.