Dance is the rhythmic and expressive movement of the human body. It is beautifully performed and staged 30 times during the year by the 22-year old Ballet Quad Cities. This month I was excited and honored to attend Ballet Quad Cities, Dracula, a classic tale “of love, lust and horror.” The return of this dramatic piece was staged in a new venue at the Spotlight Theatre and Event Center in downtown Moline, Illinois. Formerly the Scottish Rite Cathedral, the theatre is a worthy venue for professional dance.
Looking for a fine place to dine and drink? I suggest Fresh Eatery & Wine Bar in Downtown Moline. Moline is becoming the place to go for locally innovative restaurants and drink establishments. Recently my friends and I attended a production at The Black Box Theatre. Since Fresh is only a few block from the theatre we decided to try dinner there before the show.
In June my friends and I attended a production at The Black Box Theatre. The theatre, which opened in 2016, is located in downtown Moline, Illinois. It is within walking distance to many locally owned restaurants, drinking establishments, and hotels. This makes for a good mix of dinner and theatre for both residents and visitors to the Quad Cities.
When I am running errands in downtown Moline, Illinois, my place to go is Cup A Jo Cafe. Open for over 12 years, Cup A Jo serves breakfast, lunch, and bakery items with coffee and tea specialties as well as Italian soda, hot chocolate, and organic Oregon black Chai tea. Their menu offers fresh salads, 14 sandwiches, soup, and various hot and cold breakfast/bakery items.
With an abundance of shopping choices for the holidays, I was happy to be able to find many gifts at one of my favorite locally owned stores, WaterMark Corners. Owned by mother-daughter team, Barbara and Amy Trimble, WaterMark Corners is a specialty gift and stationery store. The store is in three historic buildings on the John Deere Commons across from the John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline, Illinois. It is always a pleasure to shop in the beautiful surroundings.
During the holiday season, the Quad Cities has many performances to get you into the holiday spirit. From theatre productions, The Nutcracker, and concerts, you won’t want to miss the festive presentations.
Downtown Moline, Illinois, is alive with restaurants, brew pubs and locally owned shops. The area has been rejuvenated over the past several years with attractive signage and equally attractive businesses. Moline is the home of John Deere and the John Deere Pavilion is only a few blocks from one of my favorite restaurants, LemonGrass Cafe.
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.
Do you get stuck in a rut when you are dining out in the Quad Cities – visiting the same few restaurants again and again?
While we love to be loyal to the local establishments we love, there are many we haven’t had the chance to try yet. We recently had the opportunity to eat at Barley and Rye Bistro. Safe to say it has become a fast favorite.
Jason Aldean just kicked off his We Were Here World Tour on January 14, 2016, to the delight of a nearly sold out crowd at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL.
Jason Aldean sells out stadiums and arenas wherever they go, and aside from putting on an amazing show; here are 3 success lessons I pulled from my time with them: Continue reading Jason Aldean Creates Raving Fans Once Again