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Visit A Retro Wonderland Near The Mississippi River

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.

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Movies at Main!

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.

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The Art of Craft Cocktails at Cru

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.

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Cinema at the FIGGE

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.

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