Arts & Culture

Duane Miller

Some dedicated fans of a car that ceased production more than 50 years ago will gather in the Quad Cities this weekend. Members of the midwestern chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club will admire each other's hub caps, engines, and grills, and try to recruit new members.

The 6th annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival will be held Aug 16-18, 2019.  This free, three-day event celebrates “the indigenous music and culture of people who helped build the Quad Cities with their blood, sweat and tears”, and features musical styles beyond jazz such as blues, R&B, folk, rock, rap, and Latin sounds.

If you love original art, vintage items, antiques, and “all things handcrafted” then The Skeleton Key Art & Antiques shop in Rock Island is the place for you.  Located at 520 18th St. in Rock Island, the shop is housed within the historic building that was previously a residence and the Wheelen-Pressly funeral home. The outside space is filled with original sculptural works by John Vandewalle, and inside you will find an eclectic mix of items curated by over 80 vendors.

German American Heritage Center & Museum

The German American Heritage Center & Museum will hold its 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday.Executive Director Kelly Lao says after the organization formed in 1994, it purchased the "Old Standard Hotel" in 1995, and focused on restoring it.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

The Mississippi Valley Fair is celebrating its 100th year. Opening today, the fair will run for six days through Sunday. 

Davenport Junior Theatre and ComedySportz Quad Cities

ComedySportz Quad Cities and the Davenport Junior Theatre are teaming up to create a new show, "ComedySportz for Kids."

The Spotlight Theatre Company is midway through their second season, with Matilda:  The Musical opening on August 2, 2019.  Located in the iconic building that was previously the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Moline, just west of the I-74 bridge, productions are performed in a meticulously crafted auditorium built by the Masonic organization.