Thursday, Mar. 15
Brown Bag Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th St. 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.
Family Fun Night: Green is the New Black: 5-8:30 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Participants can band together with friends and family to celebrate all things green, including ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. There will be a prize for the best "Green" outfit. "National Parks Adventure 3D," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. All activities in the Grand Lobby will be free to the public with general admission required to experience the Museum and Science Center and a theater ticket purchase will be required for viewing the evening film ($8.50 adult, $7 youth 3-18 years). Free with charge for some activities.
Michael W. Smith: 7 p.m., Adler Theater, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $24, $28 and $50 VIP.
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.
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, 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. https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=125379.
St. Patrick Society Grand Parade: 11:30 a.m., St. Patrick Society Grand Parade, 4th Ave & 23rd Street, Rock Island. 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.
Kavanaugh's 6th annual Shamrockin' Paddy O'Pardy: 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Kavanaugh's Hilltop Bar and Grill, 1228 30th St., Rock Island. Featuring performances by Greg and Rich (noon), Funktastic 5 (2 p.m.), Phyllis and the Sharks (5:30 p.m.) and Alyx Rush/Crystal Rae (9:30 p.m.). There also will be corned beef and cabbage (while it lasts) as well as other food items available for purchase.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Bettendorf Lions Club Trivia Night: 6-10 p.m., St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf. This trivia night will raise funds for high school scholarships, assist with vision screenings for preschool children, help with food assistance for those in need during the holidays and help assist those who need financial assistance for eyeglasses. $12.
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.
REO Speedwagon and Styx: 7 p.m., Taxslayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Also featuring Don Felder formerly of the Eagles. $29.50 to $99.50.
Sunday, Mar. 18
Port City 80th annual Coin Show: 9 a.m.-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.
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.
Wednesday, Mar. 21
Stephen Steely: 12 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th St., Davenport. Featuring a tribute concert in celebration of J. S. Bach's 333rd Birthday. There will be a reception with birthday cake following the concert. Free.
Craig Irvin: 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. 22
Black Hawk College Jazz Band: 6-8 p.m., Cool Beanz Coffehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock Island. Free.
Friday, Mar. 23
Hi-Fi: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Lavender Crest Winery, 5409 Highway 6, Colona. Cover charge.
Don's Country Music Dance: 7-10:30 p.m., CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Deejay Don will play music for dancing to couples, line and free style steps. $7.
Paul Nelson: 8 p.m., Viking Club, 1450 41st St., Moline. Presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. Cover charge.
Saturday, Mar. 24
Be A Clown, Clowning Basics: Rock Island Fitness and Activities Center , 4303 24th St., Rock Island. Participants can learn clowning, makeup, costume design, balloon sculpture, magic and a whole lot more. This class for ages 8 years and older will be taught by a member of the Quad-City Clown Troupe. For more information or to register, call 309-732-7275 or visit rigov.org/epark. $50 family of up to four, $25 per person.
Quad-City Audubon Field Trip: 8 a.m., Credit Island Park, 2200 W. River Drive, Davenport. The Quad-City Audubon will lead this full-day field trip to Cone Marsh, near Conesville, Iowa, to view waterfowl and shorebirds. Participants should meet at Credit Island Lodge for carpooling. Free.
Spring Celebration and Eco Egg Hunt: 9 a.m. to noon, Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport. Children 3-12 years can participate in either a hide-and-seek egg hunt or a GPS scavenger egg hunt. There also will be a variety of hands-on activities where children and families can learn about local wildlife and upcycling as well as meet turtle, snake and salamander animal ambassadors. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Each paid child will receive a bag of eco-friendly goodies. For more information or to register (recommended), call 563-336-3374. $7, $5 members.
14th annual Easter Egg Hunt: 9:15-11 a.m., Riverside Park Field, 3300 5th Ave., Moline. Sponsored by Moline Municipal Credit Union this hunt for youth eight years and younger will feature 12,000 candy-filled eggs and a visit from a special bunny. Parents will not be allowed to participate with children three years and older. Free.
Eiermarkt Spring Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This annual craft fair will feature local vendors with treats, goodies and local crafts for the Easter season. Free.
8th annual St. Baldrick's Head-Shaving: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., DeWitt Community Center, 512 10th St. St. Baldrick's of Clinton County will host this event featuring participants shaving their heads in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family for childhood cancer treatments and research in Iowa. This year there also will be a new part to the event called, "Short Hair Don't Care," for people wanting to become heroes for kids with cancer but not ready to brave the shave. Participants can donate eight or more inches of hair to an organization that gives wigs to kids affected by cancer. In addition there will be food, music, kids' activities, bake sale, silent auction, family stories of pediatric cancer and Dr. Sue O'Dorisio from the University of Iowa speaking about what this research means. Free with doations accepted.
Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration: 1-3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport. This egg hunt divided according to ages will begin promptly at 1 p.m. and children are encouraged to bring baskets or bags from home for egg collection. There also will be games, Easter crafts, a clown making balloon animals and a bounce house. Free.
Alice in Wonderland: 2 and 8 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Ballet Quad-Cities and Orchestra Iowa will present the world premiere of this full-scale production of this fun-filled fantasy adventure. There will be an Afterglow Party to meet the dancers and musicians after the 8 p.m. performance in the lobby of Hotel Blackhawk. $9 to $36.
Trivia Night: 7-9 p.m., American Legion Post 26, 702 W. 35th St., Davenport. Rebuilding Together Quad-Cities will host this trivia night featuring tables of eight players. There also will be Rent-A-Geek, raffles, mulligans, doublers and more. For more information or to register, call 563-322-6534 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 per person.
Brad Paisley: 7 p.m., Taxslayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Also featuring Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. $29.99 to $129.99.
Whoozdads: 8-11 p.m., The Grape Life, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport. $10 minimum purchase per person.
Greg and Rich: 8 p.m. to midnight, Jim's Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Road, Milan. Free.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: 8-8:40 p.m., Riverside Park, 3300 5th Ave., Moline. For youth 9-12 years, this fun, spring event will feature candy-laden eggs scattered around Riverside Park Field for kids to discover. Parents will not be allowed to participate. Participants should bring flashlights. Free.
Sunday, Mar. 25
Bowl for Buddy: 1 p.m., Big River Bowling, 2902 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport. This event to benefit the Humane Society of Scott County and promote shelter pet adoptions will include three games of bowling and shoes, discounts on large pizzas and a chance to "fetch" fabulous raffle prizes. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 563-388-6655 or visit hssc.us. $25 per person day of event, $20 in advance.
Naha Greenholtz in Concert: 2-4 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Part of the Signature Series presented by WVIK 90.2 FM and the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra. $25, $10 students.
Celebration of Women: 4-6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad-Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport. In honor of Women's History Month, Quad-Cities NOW will present this free family event featuring short performances, music, dance, art and poetry readings by local groups, students and children. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, email email@example.com. Free.
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.
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.
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: Through 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.
Abandoned: Through April 22. 1-4 p.m., River Arts Center, 229 5th Ave. S, Clinton. Featuring the photographs by Karen Austion inspired by the rough beauty and loneliness of forgotten places slowly being taken back by nature. Many of the frames were made by Mallory Austin from reclaimed wood from a century barn near Camanche. Mallory also will have a display of several Early American storage chests made from the same reclaimed wood. There will be a reception for the artist 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Free.
The Magical Glow of Fireflies: Through April 28. Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy , 2967 State St., Bettendorf . Participants can experience the wonder of fireflies through the eyes of international photographer, Radim Schreiber, in this exhibit featuring the light and sounds of the forest. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free.
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.
Venus in Fur: Fridays-Saturdays, March 16-17 and 23-24, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, March 18 and 25, 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.
Godspell: Fridays-Saturdays, March 16-17 and 23-24, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, March 18 and 25, Bolls Community Center, 428 N. River Drive, Princeton. Through March 25. Presented by Countryside Community Theatre. for more information or to purchase tickets, visit cctonstage.com. $15.
Vertigo: Sunday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 21, 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).
46th annual Illowa Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave,, Rock Island. Through March 25. Featuring beautiful displays and great sales as well as information and presentations by the region's top Orchid Experts. Free.