The Adler Theatre was full of Harry Potter fans and symphony aficionados on Saturday for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra‘s live performance accompanying the entire film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
It was fabulous and amazing and delightful. As 10-year-old Anora put it: “I don’t know if I can ever watch the movie without thinking about this experience!” Her 8-year-old brother was even more impressed, “This was a life changer!”
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The music scene in the Quad Cities has, in my opinion, been going through a renaissance period. From many new venues opening up to different people booking talent on both sides of the river, there is a diverse mix of talent being featured all over.
This is a question I get often from people – where do I like to go see shows. So I put together a list.
Continue reading Top 10 Music Venues of the QCA
Top 5 reasons you should participate in the Quad Cities’ newest German tradition – the Lederhosen 5K and Oktoberfest in Rock Island.
Continue reading Lederhosen 5K – a family experience: food, fun, fitness
The newest addition to the local brewing scene in the Quad Cities is coming up on its one-year anniversary. Baked Beer & Bread Co. is located in the Village of East Davenport, at 1113 Mound Street. With plans already for expansion, I sat down with their newly appointed Head Brewer Curt Johnson to find out what’s coming up for the establishment.
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Make plans to join the Quad Cities community at the Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Concert – The Beatles’ Greatest Hits on Saturday, August 19.
Bring chairs, blankets, food, coolers, family and friends to LeClaire Park in Iowa. You can also buy concessions from some of your local favorites. Set out your picnic spread and enjoy the show!
Continue reading Riverfront Pops Concert 2017: All you need is love, tickets, and snacks
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.
Continue reading Quad Cities Weekend Get-A-Ways for Adults
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.
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If you love music and you love spending time outdoors, the Quad Cities has tons of can’t-miss concerts for the entire family.
My husband and I have enjoyed outdoor concerts for years in parks across Illinois and Iowa. It was one of our favorite parts of summertime in the QC. When my son came along, we couldn’t wait to bring him along.
Continue reading Family-friendly summer concerts in the Quad Cities
Just one hour North of the Quad Cities outside of Maquoketa, Iowa, sits Codfish Hollow Barn, one of the coolest live music venues around. Tucked back in the rolling hills of Iowa farmland, it is a bit tricky to find, but there are signs to guide you along the way.
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Deep in the heart of Rock Island, every Monday night, something very special is happening. People of all ages venture out around 7:30pm and head to Rozz Tox, a hip little coffee shop that is so much more than just a place to have tea. In the back there is a performance hall where live music is enjoyed during the evening hours. One would suspect that a Friday or a Saturday night would be the busiest of times here, but Moeller Mondays have changed that.
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