When I saw the information for the first OMG BeckyFest, I knew it would be outstanding because the folks from Crafted Quad Cities are organizing it. Everyone knows that they have the scoop on what is “on trend” in the makers market.
Last Saturday, after going to the Freight House Farmer’s Market in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River, I was returning to my car with a load of fresh veggies and other goodies when an interesting historic building caught my eye. I walked across the street and made my first visit to River Bend Retro.
For all the nannies, parents and grandparents taking care of the kiddos over the summer, your “what to do on a rainy Tuesday afternoon” problems are solved. No need to spend $10 on a movie — visit your local library.
Throughout the summer until July 25, the Davenport Public Library – Main Downtown Branch is hosting a summer movie event for the kids in the area, FREE of charge, with that beloved movie popcorn we all crave.
The Quad Cities has a lot of options for all types of adults planning a weekend trip away or a local “staycation” from the Active to the Adventurous, or for the more Artistic.
Shopping in the Quad Cities has grown into a diverse array of options for people. From city mall settings to downtown areas 0r off the beaten path small towns, from new wares or second-hand treasures, there’s something for every type of shopper around.
Cru in downtown Davenport, Iowa, with its “casual social club” atmosphere, presented an understated and sophisticated ambiance. Our visitors from Chicago and Cincinnati found it to be a fascinating experience.
The interior of Cru was casual but elegant with high ceilings covered in vintage tin ceiling tiles. The walls were bar to ceiling height shelves full of various wine, craft beer and liquor. There were intimate tables and a long brushed stainless steel bar.
Visitors and residents alike will tell you that the Quad Cities puts on one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Midwest, and hosts Iowa’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party.
Twice now I have had the pleasure of visiting RAW, a new cocktail lounge, located at 136 East 3rd Street in Downtown Davenport. Upon my second visit I was lucky enough to be able to ask one of the owners, Sid Rognoni, a few questions about the establishment.
Local photographer, Joshua Ford, is doing some super cool stuff at the FIGGE Art Museum in downtown Davenport. He is bringing art house films to the Quad Cities and screening them in the theater, but the events are developing into being so much more than showing a movie on a big screen. I had been hearing about his plans for an event at the museum and decided to check it out on a Wednesday evening in October.
The films Ford chooses are ones the other local cinemas aren’t going to show. They are more cerebral, less mainstream, and thought provoking. There is more than one film showing; the presentation begins with a series of shorts, a brief intermission, then followed by a feature length film.
For a chance to see rock legends in person, don’t miss The Moody Blues playing live at the Adler Theatre on Saturday, October 22. This show is not to be missed for fans of this iconic band! I can’t wait to see them live!