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Jarabe Mexicano

QUAD CITY ARTS & The Moline Public Library Presents:
6:30 pm on Monday, April 6, 2020
FREE show

Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk as well as Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe’s dramatic, harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them the admiration of audiences across the country.

This performance brought to you as part of Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series.
Jarabe Mexicano will be in residence April 6 – 10, 2020

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Reggie Harris – Full-Length Concert

QUAD CITY ARTS & The Butterworth Center Presents:
His full-length performance
7:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020
FREE show

A truly gifted and inspiring storyteller, Reggie’s performances range from the personal to the historical and cultural. Using his commitment to humanity-based narratives, he moves easily from stories of the Underground Railroad and the Modern Civil Rights Movement to stories that frame the rich context of our past and present. He is also a master of sharing the touching personal moments that hold lessons along life’s journey of discovery.

This performance brought to you as part of Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series.
Reggie Harris will be in residence March 2 – 6, 2020

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Quad City Arts, Midcoast Fine Arts, DeSoto Arts, Shoppes on 2nd, NormaLeah and The ARTery are proud to present Rock Island’s biggest art event: ROCK THE ARTS!

Attendees to Rock the ARTs can pick up discount coupons to participating Rock Island businesses at the 5 venues. Coupons will be available for The Original Huckleberry’s Great Pizza & Calzones, Rozz-Tox, Big Swing Brewing Company, Daiquiri Factory, and Dracula Unleashed! by Ballet Quad Cities.

1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island
LIVE music Friday from 6-9pm by Chris Stevens & Antone Burton
Celestial by Design’s own Kimberly Kruse will also be at The ARTery showcasing her body painting talents.
Featured artists: Carolyn Krueger, Susan Sharp, Glen Lowry, Lisa Mahar, Jillian McGuinness

Quad City Arts
1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island
LIVE music Friday from 6-9pm by Cigar Box Sam
Featured artists: Lisa Mahar, Jessica Bingham, Mike Leinhauser

NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer Initiative
1612 2nd Ave, Rock Island
LIVE music Friday from 7:30-9pm by Yoyo y Yo
Bling4Cancer discounts
Bodice displays
Family-Friendly butterfly activities

1700 2nd Ave, Rock Island
Friday: Wild Cherry Spoon Co.
Saturday: Wild Cherry Spoon Co. & Brick and Motor Boutique

DeSoto Pottery Studio, Rock Island
2324 3rd Ave, Rock Island
LIVE music Friday from 6-9pm by Jeff Tady
LIVE demos by the Quad Cities Woodturners Club
LIVE raku firing by Joel Knanishu
Featured artists: Amber Williams, Stuart Shepard, and a group exhibition!

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Free.  F-R-E E. FREE!! What an amazing, beautiful word, especially to a mama of children about to be set loose and ready for summer activities! So bookmark this list, jot it all down in your calendar and get ready for some free summer fun in our lovely Quad Cities.  MOVIES Bettendorf Movie in the Park  […]

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