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Five Nights of Fright: A Spooktacular Halloween Celebration at the Figge Art Museum

In this episode, Marc invites guests Patrick Downing and Lacey Skorepa to shed light on the upcoming events at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Patrick kicks off the discussion by providing an exciting overview of the museum's inaugural "Five Nights of Fright", a Halloween extravaganza happening from October 25th to 29th. Each night promises a unique theme and a plethora of spooky attractions.

Lacey, who contributed to the planning of these events, joins in to explain how these activities were designed to engage the community in fresh and innovative ways. She dives into the thrilling details of each night's offerings, which include a Halloween trivia night, a reserved ticket screening of the horror classic "The Exorcist", a delectable "Dark Delights" dinner paired with a screening of "Little Shop of Horrors", and the highly anticipated "Mysteria" on Saturday, featuring live music, performers, readers, and engaging activities. To top it off, Sunday's "Tricks and Treats" family event is free for everyone to enjoy.

Marc takes a moment to discuss the Figge Art Museum's significance as both an art and education center and a valuable community resource. Patrick and Lacey then delve into their personal and professional connections with the museum. Patrick fondly recalls family visits and even a first date at the Figge, while Lacey draws comparisons to other renowned art museums she has experienced. Their shared sentiment highlights the Figge's commitment to accessibility and creating a warm and welcoming environment.

As the episode draws to a close, Marc inquires about other fall activities in the Quad Cities. Patrick and Lacey eagerly mention apple picking, pumpkin patches, local restaurants, and the excitement surrounding the upcoming holidays. Marc expresses his gratitude to his guests for their valuable insights and expresses his hopes of having them back on the show soon. Tune in to this captivating episode of "What's Happening QC" to learn more about the thrilling Halloween events and all the exciting happenings in the Quad Cities this fall.

For more information visit: https://figgeartmuseum.org/

Marc Zyla joined WVIK, Quad Cities NPR in May 2022 as the Director of Community Engagement. Prior to that Zyla had been the Director of Education and Community Engagement with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, where he continues to perform as Principal Horn. Zyla believes that there is something for everyone in public radio and brings passion and creativity to his position as Director of Community Engagement.