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QUAD-CITIES AREA EVENTS & FESTIVALS

September

7th: The Art of Shared Experiences @ The Figge

The Art of Shared Experiences presents works of Haitian art recently gifted to the Figge. The Davenport Museum of Art was among the first museums in the United States to collect works by artists from Haiti, in particular the “first generation” of artists who studied and worked at the Centre d’Art. The museum’s renowned collection has continued to grow with gifts from collectors from across the country, and now includes more than 200 works.

Open now until November 11th, 2017

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/art-shared-experiences


7th: Life Along The Mississippi @ The Figge

Featuring more than 50 images the photographers made during their trips, the exhibition is both a celebration and elegy for the people and ways of life unique to the great artery that remains at the heart of the country.

Open now until September 17th, 2017

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/life-along-mississippi


7th: Chad Pregracke: Message In A Bottle Collection

A bottle cast afloat with a message inside, to be found by an unknown person on an unknown shore, is a staple of stories and legends. Sometimes these bottles are real. This summer, the Figge will present Chad Pregracke’s collection of 40 such bottles, collected on his annual cleanup campaigns along the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio and other rivers. The bottles will be shown intact, in specially crafted boxes, alongside images of the message for each bottle.

Open now until September 17th, 2017

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/chad-pregracke-message-bottle-collection


7th: Crochet-Ins @ The Figge

The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art will create a large “yarn bomb” sculpture this fall, involving community volunteers under the direction of Ohio-based artist Carol Hummel. The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts grants in the Art Works category, which focuses on public engagement with art and strengthening of communities through the arts. The active portion of the yarn bomb project is slated for Augustana’s fall term, when several community partners, including Augustana and the Figge Art Museum, will host workshops. Students and community members will work with Hummel to create smaller crocheted pieces, which Hummel will stitch together and install on a campus site for seven months.

3:30pm – 7:00pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/crochet-ins-figge


8th: Live @ Five

Kick off your weekend with FREE live music in the RME Courtyard across the street from Viva! Live@Five is a perfect way for a couple to start their evening before going out to dinner, an inexpensive way for parents to let their children experience live music, or a great way for a group of friends to unwind after work. Live@Five serves all members of our community, and that’s the way we like it.

5pm – 7pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/live-5-11


8th: Samantha Fish @ Redstone Room

Whether one leans towards the blues, opts for Americana or ignites some special fervor by playing with a garage band, there’s a common bond that suggests a reverence for the roots.

8 – 10pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/samantha-fish-5


9th: The Current Iowa Grand Opening

The newest luxury boutique hotel in Davenport is having a Grand Opening. You and a Guest are welcome to join us for our Grand Opening Party VIP reception at the newest hotel in Davenport, The Current Iowa in UP Skybar. We have events happening all day. The 9’x150’ Chol mural painting will begin at 11am as well as shuttles to Hot Glass and hotel tours begin at 1pm.

11pm – 5pm


9th: Have Your Cake @ Red Stone Room

Have Your Cake is a Quad Cities super group of CAKE fans consisitng of Gordon Pickering, Karah Rehnberg, Lars Rehnberg, Leif Rehnberg, and Adam Vilmont. Fans of the Sacramento based alt rock band won’t want to miss Have Your Cake.

9pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/have-your-cake


10th: The Beaux Arts Fair @ The Figge

The Beaux Arts Fair is one of Downtown Davenports premier art festivals! Fine art of all kinds will be available at our Spring fair located at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA. Don’t miss your opportunity to find something truly unique for your collection!

10pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/beaux-arts-fair-12


14th: Artist Talk @ The Figge

Swiss video artist Katja Loher returns to discuss her latest work and its relation to current environmental issues including a decline in pollinators. Loher combines performance art, music and dance to create dynamic installations that question the delicate balance between humans, nature and technology. This program is in partnership with TallGrassQC.

5:30pm – 8pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/artist-talk-katja-loher-2


15th: Live @ Five

Kick off your weekend with FREE live music in the RME Courtyard across the street from Viva! Live@Five is a perfect way for a couple to start their evening before going out to dinner, an inexpensive way for parents to let their children experience live music, or a great way for a group of friends to unwind after work. Live@Five serves all members of our community, and that’s the way we like it.

5pm – 7pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/live-5-12


15th: Henhouse Prowlers @ Redstone Room

Eleven years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.

9pm – 11pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/15618


17th: Nathan Carter @ The Adler Theatre

Nathan Carter is a sensation! In Ireland he outsold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Buble, and became the first country act to reach number one in the Irish charts in 2013 after Garth Brooks, six years before.

3pm – 5pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/nathan-carter


17th: Polyrhythms Presents Grace Kelly @ Redstone Room

September 17th, POLYRHYTHMS Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series welcomes Grace Kelly, a saxophonist, singer, and composer who plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. A Jazz Demystifying Workshop begins at 3pm, followed by a matinee concert from 6–8.

6pm – 8pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/polyrhythms-presents-grace-kelly


20th: Divina And The Vaganbonds @ Restone Room

Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work. They used to average over 300 shows a year in the Mpls/St. Paul area, and now have an ambitious full-time U.S. and international schedule. In recent years they have performed in 45 states, 2 Canadian provinces and 12 European countries.

7pm – 9:30pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/divina-and-the-vaganbonds


21st: Head For The Hills @ Redstone Room

There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.

7pm – 10pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/head-hills-tillers


21st: Artist Talk @ the Figge

Haitian artist Edouard Duval Carrié will introduce his exhibition Endless Flight, and speak about the current state of Haitian art.

5:30pm – 8pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/artist-talk-edouard-duval-carrie


22nd: Shook Twins @ Redstone Room

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie are the main songwriters, but they also back up their band member Niko Slice (electric guitar, mandolin and vocals) adding his uniquely compelling songs to the mix. Barra Brown is on Drums, vocals and Drum Pad, and Josh Simon is on Bass, vocals, Electric guitar, and synth. Central to Shook Twins’ sound is their wide range of instrumentation: banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, mandolin, electronic drums, face drum (beat-box), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo-head drumming and their signature Golden Egg. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation, coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s re-purposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

8pm – 11pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/shook-twins-2


22nd: Live @ Five

Kick off your weekend with FREE live music in the RME Courtyard across the street from Viva! Live@Five is a perfect way for a couple to start their evening before going out to dinner, an inexpensive way for parents to let their children experience live music, or a great way for a group of friends to unwind after work. Live@Five serves all members of our community, and that’s the way we like it.

5pm – 7pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/live-5-13


23rd: Chicago Farmer @ Redstone Room

Chicago Farmer, the moniker Bloomington, Illinois’ Cody Diekhoff performs and writes under, is set to independently release his 7th album titled Midwest Side Stories on September 30, 2016. Midwest Side Stories is about hope, depression, job loss, meth, skateboards, a divided nation, used cars, the late shift, farms, factories, the destruction of our environment, and still being around to sing about it. The new release contains ten tracks all of which were written by Diekhoff (pronounced dee-cough), with the exception of the John Hartford classic “I’m Still Here.”

8pm – 11pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/chicago-farmer-edward-david-anderson


26th: The Ghost of Paul Revere @ Redstone Room

Born on the banks of the Saco River, brothers in all but name, the Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine's holler-folk band. A powerful, energetic, non-traditional American folk band that’s renowned for harmony fueled, heart-pounding performances full of songs with unique identities that remain undeniably the Ghost of Paul Revere.

7pm – 10pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/ghost-paul-revere


28th: Crochet-Ins @ The Figge

The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art will create a large “yarn bomb” sculpture this fall, involving community volunteers under the direction of Ohio-based artist Carol Hummel. The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts grants in the Art Works category, which focuses on public engagement with art and strengthening of communities through the arts. The active portion of the yarn bomb project is slated for Augustana’s fall term, when several community partners, including Augustana and the Figge Art Museum, will host workshops. Students and community members will work with Hummel to create smaller crocheted pieces, which Hummel will stitch together and install on a campus site for seven months.

3:30pm – 7:00pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/crochet-ins-figge-2


29th: Live @ Five

Kick off your weekend with FREE live music in the RME Courtyard across the street from Viva! Live@Five is a perfect way for a couple to start their evening before going out to dinner, an inexpensive way for parents to let their children experience live music, or a great way for a group of friends to unwind after work. Live@Five serves all members of our community, and that’s the way we like it.

5pm – 7pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/live-5-14


29th: The Huntress And Holder Of Hands @ Redstone Room

Dave Lamb and MorganEve Swain met in the summer of 2008, while touring up the East Coast with their respective musical projects. They shared four shows together; a week later, Dave moved in with MorganEve, and MorganEve became the other half of Brown Bird.

7pm – 10pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/huntress-holder-hands


29th: Acrylic Painting @ The Figge

Paint close-up views of fall leaves, grasses and flowers in this fun painting class. Artist Pam Ohnemus will lead students in an exploration of color, texture, space and share information, techniques and tips that will help students successfully paint their selected images on canvas realistically and in rich detail.

Fridays until October 27th, 12pm-3pm

figgeartmuseum.org/Education/Classes.aspx


30th: Magic City Hippies @ Redstone Room

Serenading the 20-somethings with a mix of old-school hip-hop covers and originals. After months of stealing electricity and stirring up crowds of passers-by with his loop-based setup, frontman Robby Hunter was asked by the Coconut Grove Police to cease and desist or ‘play in a real bar.’ Finding sanctuary in a nearby dive bar, Robby enlisted the support of multi-instrumentalists Pat Howard and John Coughlin for a regular gig.

8pm – 10pm

www.downtowndavenport.com/event/magic-city-hippies


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