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Matt "Blind" Stein, a 33-year-old comedian from West Peoria, will return Saturday to perform at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, at 8 p.m. Visually impaired, he was the winner of the 2016 Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show, available at 309-786-7733, ext. 2 or at thecirca21speakeasy.com. Those attending must be 18 or older.

Thursday, June 13

Swords and Roses: 11 a.m. to noon, Colona Public Library, 911 1st St. Featuring choreographed stage combat with rapiers in period-authentic costumes and audience participation, singing and swashbuckling. There are two endings written for every show, which the audience gets to choose. Free.

Flowers on the River: 5-6 p.m., Jetty Park, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf. The Family Resources' Engaging Males program and the Elephant Club will honor local victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence. For more information, call 563-468-2390 or email avombaut@famres.org. Free.

Vandoliers: 6 p.m., Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $12.

Patsy O'Brien and Dick Hensold: 6-9 p.m., Creative Commons, 309 Bishop Hill Road, Bishop Hill. Featuring a potluck beginning at 6 p.m. with music at 7 p.m. $10-$20 suggested donation.

Milltown Band: 6-7:30 p.m., Western District Library, 1111 4th St., Orion. There will be refreshments. Free.

Joe and Vicki Price: 6:30-8 p.m., Faye's Field, 2850 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Part of the Bettendorf Public Library's 8th annual Outdoor Summer Concert series. Participants can bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and drinks, with food and drinks also available for purchase. Free.

As Far As the Eye Can See: 6:30-9 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Participants can enjoy a showing of the film as well as cocktails, mingling and a Q&A with director David Franklin. For more information, call 563-529-0382 or email mdarland@putnam.org. $9 adults, $8 senior citizens (older than 60 years)/college students/military with ID/members.

Minus Six: 7-9 p.m., Bass Street Landing, 107 17th St., Moline. Part of the summer concert series presented by Moline Centre. Participants should bring a lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free.

Friday, June 14

Greg and Rich: 6-9 p.m., Hy-Vee, 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island. This will be an outdoor show, weather permitting. Free.

Flag Day: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Memorial Park Cemetery, 5001 34th Ave., Moline. Memorial Park Cemetery will celebrate Flag Day with an evening of patriotic music, performed by Big River Brass Band, and retrieval of the American Flag. Participants should bring a lawn chair. Light refreshments also will be available. Free.

Big River Brass Band: 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf. Part of the 51st Bettendorf Park Band concert series. Free.

Saturday, June 15

Riverine Walk: The Center of Black Hawk's Universe, History and Archaeology at the Mouth of the Rock River: 9-10:30 a.m., Watchtower Lodge, 1800 46th Ave., Rock Island. Featuring a car tour and visit of historical and archaeological sites near Black Hawk State Historic site. $6.

Kid's Cooking: Father's Day Class: 11 a.m. to noon, Hy-Vee, 2200 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Dietitian Elizabeth will help kids make something special for dads this Father's Day. For youth 6-13 years. For more information or to register, call 563-391-0213 or email efritz@hy-vee.com. $10.

How Corn Changed Itself and Then Changed Everything Else: 2-3 p.m., Dairy Building, 410 N. Erickson St., Bishop Hill. Writer and food historian Cynthia Clampitt will present this one-hour public lecture about the impact that corn has on society. For more information, call 309-927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net. Free.

Greg and Rich: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Tugger's Burger Bar and Ale House, 201 N. Main St., Port Byron. This will be an outdoor show, weather permitting. Free.

Acoustic Project: 7-10 p.m., Treehouse Pub and Eatery, 2239 E. Kimberly Road, Bettendorf. Free.

Whoozdads: 8-11 p.m., The Grape Life, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport. $10 minimum purchase per person.

Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy Club: 8-11 p.m., Niabi Zoo Parking Lot, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. The Popular Astronomy Club will host this after-dark tour of the summer night sky. Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, M57 (Ring Nebula), Albireo, Epsilon Lyrae (Double-Double) and other objects should be visible, weather permitting. The mobile observatory and telescopes will be available to look through or participants may bring a telescope. For weather related updates, visit facebook.com/QCPAC. Free.

Sunday, June 16

Anniversary Celebration: 9 a.m. to midnight, Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. The first 1,000 guests at the Resort Club will receive a free 3-Year Anniversary T-shirt. There also will be special commemorative Resort Club cards and cupcakes on the casino floor at noon. Then 10 of Soul will perform 4-9 p.m. in the Rhythm Room. For ages 21 years and older. Free.

Subatlantic Album Release Party: noon to 4 p.m., Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Featuring an all-ages, album release party. Free.

Greg and Rich: 2-6 p.m., Len Brown's North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Drive, Moline. This will be an outdoor show, weather permitting. Free.

10 of Soul: 4-9 p.m., Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. For 21 years and older. Free.

Dick Watson Trio featuring Eve Minkler: 6-8 p.m., Redstone Room, 129 Main St., Davenport. Part of the Third Sunday Jazz Matinee and Workshop series. $15 reserved, $10 general.

Monday, June 17

Madagascar Cockroach Painting and Racing: 1-2 p.m., Sherrard Public Library District, 207 5th Ave. Participants can learn all about Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, then watch them paint and race. Registration required for painting. $5 out-of-library-district fee applies.

Generation Band: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Moline Township Activity Center, 620 18th St., Moline. Part of the Monday Summer Concert Series presented by the Moline Township Activity Center. Participants should bring a chair or a blanket. Food will be available for purchase from 5 p.m. until sold out. There also will be dance lessons at 6 p.m. ($3 per person). Free.

Tuesday, June 18

NASA Solar System Ambassadors: 4-5 p.m., Colona Public Library, 911 1st St. This all-ages presentation will commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Participants can come find out more about early NASA space exploration missions leading up to the first landings on the Moon, the difficulties of traveling in space, the scale and distances involved and where NASA will go next. Free.

Josh Duffee Orchestra: 5 p.m., Lincoln Park, 11th Avenue and 38th Street, Rock Island. Part of the 63rd annual Starlight Revue concert series presented by the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department. Food and desserts will be available for purchase starting at 5 p.m., followed by swing dance lessons taught by QC SoDA at 6:30 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, June 19

Riverine Walk: Riverside Cemetery: 6:30-8 p.m., Riverside Cemetery Mausoleum, 2900 6th Ave., Moline. Participants can learn about the history of Riverside Cemetery and explore the design by William Le Baron Jenney, Chicago landscape architect. $6.

Heavy Diamond Ring: 8 p.m. to midnight, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $12.

Thursday, June 20

The Wet and Wild Water Adventure: 3-4 p.m., Colona Public Library, 911 1st. St. Featuring the fun of a water park and the excitement of a game show. Participants can interact in game-show type activities where everyone comes out a winner. There will be a "mostly dry" area as well as a soak zone. In the event of poor weather, the show will move inside. Free.

Jim Markum Swing Band: 5 p.m., Veterans Park, E. 2nd Street, Kewanee. Part of the 2019 Concert in the Park Series. Featuring food concessions at 5 p.m. and a concert at 6:30 p.m. Participants should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free.

Generations Band: 6:30-8 p.m., Faye's Field, 2850 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Part of the Bettendorf Public Library's 8th annual Outdoor Summer Concert series. Participants can bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and drinks with food and drinks also available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the concert will be inside the Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive. Free.

Cade Foehner featuring Dawson Hollow: 7-9:30 p.m., Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport . For 21 years and older. Free.

Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls: 7-9 p.m., Bass Street Landing, 107 17th St., Moline. Part of the summer concert series presented by Moline Centre. Participants should bring a lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free.

Multi-date Events

Parkopoly: Through Sept. 2. Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory, 215 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. Vander Veer Botanical Park and Conservatory has been transformed into a life-size version of the game-board classic, Monopoly. For more information and updates, call 563-328-7275) or visit cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks. Conservatory hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Free.

The art of Karen Austin and Maureen Healy Mossman: Through June 21. Quad-City Arts Center Gallery, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island. This exhibit will feature a series of photographs by Austin titled, "Abandoned," as well as paintings by Mossman. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free.

Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound: Through Sept. 1. Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $10 adults, $6 senior citizens/students with IDs, $4 children ages 4-12 years, free for museum members and everyone on Thursdays 5-9 p.m.

Art Nouveau Amphora: Through June 16. Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

The art of Jan Friedman, Tim Kowalczyk and Kelly Schrader: Through July 1. Quad-City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline. Free with $1 an hour parking.

RACE: Are We So Different?: Through June 23. Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $9 adults, $8 youth 3-18 years, free for Putnam members. Senior citizens, college students and military save $1 on admission.

Collaborating Collectors: Herbert and Lou Hoover: Through Oct. 27. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. This exhibit will feature pieces from the different collections of Herbert and Lou Hoover. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10 adults (16-61 years), $5 senior citizens (62 years and older/active and retired military with ID/college students with ID, $3 youth 6-15 years, free for children 5 years and younger/members of the Hoover Presidential Library Association.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action: Through Sept. 9. Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. This exhibit invites children and adults to explore activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $9 for 1-59 years, $5 for 60 years and older/active military and immediate family, free for children younger than one year/members.

Textiles to Tools: Their Impact on 19th Century Bishop Hill: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Steeple Building, 103 North Bishop Hill Street,, Bishop Hill. Through Oct. 31. This BHHA-created exhibit features 19th century tools, textiles and the Bishop Hill Colonists who used them. Free.

53rd International Woodcarvers Congress: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 13-15; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1212 E. Quarry St., Maquoketa, Iowa. Through June 16. This judged woodcarving show and sale will feature hundreds of pieces of artwork. Some of the artwork will be for sale and vendors will be on site for carving needs. $5, $4 senior citizens older than 65 years, free for children younger than 12 years with an adult.

Disney's The Little Mermaid: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 14 and 15; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16; Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll. Through June 16. $30 adults, $25 senior citizens (60 years and older), $20 students/military.

Holiday Inn: Through July 20. Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Performances at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; 7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 5:45 p.m. on Sundays. $46.73 to $53.55.

Mercado on Fifth: Fridays, June 14 and 21, 5-10 p.m., 12th Street and 5th Avenue, Moline. This weekly outdoor nighttime market will feature food trucks, live music, produce, craft and retail vendors, kids activities and more. In case of bad weather, food and retail vendors as well as music and children's activities will move indoors to Catalyst Kitchen located inside St. John's Lutheran Church of Rock Island. Free.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16; 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Quad-City Music Guild Theatre, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Through June 23. $16 adult, $11 child.

Pirates of Penzance: 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 14; 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16; Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518 Locust St., Davenport. Presented by Opera Quad-Cities. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com. $20 to $25.

Five Women Wearing The Same Dress: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15; 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16; Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. Through June 16. Part of the Barn Owl series. $8, $5 members/season ticket holders.

Erica Martin and Kickstart: 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. For 21 years and older. Free.

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