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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Governor Could Have Taken a signing state contracts that can’t be paid. We
as a state have starved our universities nearly
The only thing that literally everyone is
deathly afraid of is a K-12 school shutdown.

Modest Win, but ... to death, devastated the social safety net,
and, in the process, piled up billions of dol-
There’s a reason why Rauner vetoed every-
thing out of the budget passed in 2015 except
lars in unpaid bills, including the $1.1 billion K-12 funding. The same goes for includ-

H
ouse Speaker Michael Madigan was The Senate’s freeze proposal even included currently owed to K-12 schools that the state ing K-12 in the last-minute 2016 stopgap-
his usual self during the final week of provisions for local referendums in 2018 has no way to pay anytime soon. funding deal.
the General Assembly’s spring session, to let voters decide whether to keep their Rauner’s reforms also won’t do much of As long as they can “contain” the damage,
passing bills to make one point or another freezes. That would’ve helped the governor anything to ease the damage from the much- the warring parties can continue their
without actually accomplishing anything. gin up turnout among his Republican base needed “cure.” The longer Illinois waits, the bizarre dispute. But a school shutdown
Bills are routinely moved in the House next year. higher the taxes will have to rise and the would bring out the torches and pitchforks.
for the sole purpose of creating TV ads or But Rauner wouldn’t compromise with deeper the cuts will have to go. The governor has said repeatedly that he
direct-mail pieces or newspaper headlines. the Senate, and here we are with nothing. In other words, this whole thing on both won’t sign a partial budget without perma-
Madigan’s only real ideology is maintaining Rauner constantly derides the “headline” sides is a grotesquely fake kabuki dance. nent property-tax relief and term limits,
his majority, and he doesn’t consider that to bills Madigan loves. But Representative Steve Madigan’s reforms are lip service at which puts him in a box. But a flip-flop
be a bad thing. And maintaining that major- Andersson (R-Geneva) was totally right best, and Rauner’s “real” reforms won’t would likely go mostly unnoticed if schools
ity has been inextricably tied for two long when he told Chicago magazine: “At this come within a solar system of his promised open on time.
years with stopping Governor Bruce Rauner point, there’s not enough reform to counter “booming” economy. Will the Democrats pass a partial budget
at every turn, despite Madigan’s repeated the damage we’ve done to the state in the past So now what? The attorney general’s for schools? I assume the House would;
claims that he’s cooperating and that Rauner two years.” attempt to overturn a judicial order that state Madigan seems to prefer this war.
should just accept a win and move on. Rauner’s own four-year property-tax workers be paid without a legal appropria- The Senate Democrats might be another
Whatever else you can say about Madigan, freeze coupled with workers’ compensa- tion appears hopelessly stuck in the courts. story. They could impose the terms of sur-
he’s not wrong about that last part. The tion insurance reform that would’ve saved University layoffs have exceeded 1,500, and render during an extreme crisis because
governor could’ve accepted a two-year maybe $120 million in Illinois’ $700-billion lasting damage has been inflicted upon their chamber has already courageously
property-tax freeze proposed by both Senate economy could’ve done some good two years their reputations – but that hasn’t moved the approved those terms – a budget, revenues,
Democrats and Republicans as a down ago. But now the reforms are little more than Statehouse needle an inch. Thousands upon and reforms. They may have to step up again
payment on reform. That freeze would’ve political cover. thousands of the poorest and most-vulner- and refuse to do a stopgap and finally bring
gotten him through the 2018 election, and Those reforms won’t come close to making able among us have been kicked to the curb, this thing to an end.
he could’ve warned voters that the Demo- up for the damage already caused by running and nobody seems to care. Our bond ratings
crats would never pass another freeze if he a government on court-ordered autopilot are ridiculously low and are going lower, but Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax (a daily
were defeated. and then compounding the problem by it’s being shrugged off. political newsletter) and CapitolFax.com.

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The Stories Behind “Sunshine Superman” ... and More
RiverCitiesReader.com Donovan, June 10 at the Adler Theatre
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onovan helped initiate the ’60s psyche- of jazz, blues, Latin, [and] classical harpsi-
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delic revolution with his number-one hit chord so expertly arranged by John Cameron.
Publishing since 1993 “Sunshine Superman.” To commemo- ... John Paul Jones did play electric bass, and
The River Cities’ Reader is an independent rate its 50th anniversary, the Scottish singer, Spike Healy played double bass on the track.
newspaper published every other Thursday, songwriter, and guitarist is touring America – Two basses.
and available free throughout the Quad including a June 10 stop at the Adler Theatre. John Paul Jones also played and arranged
Cities and surrounding areas. The backing musicians on the single (and “Mellow Yellow” and “The Hurdy Gurdy
© 2017 River Cities’ Reader the album that shares its name) included Man.” Jimmy and John Paul were well aware
Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones shortly of the folk-blues styles I played, and Zep
AD DEADLINE: before they formed Led Zeppelin. Dono- would benefit from my experiments with
5 p.m. Wednesday prior to publication van discussed these matters as well as his what one could call “folk metal,” which I
friendship and interactions with the Beatles created with John Paul and Mickie [Most] on
PUBLISHER in a recent e-mail interview (which has been “The Hurdy Gurdy Man.”
Todd McGreevy
edited for length and clarity). 

EDITOR 
 “Sunshine Superman” went to the top
Kathleen McCarthy You were still in your teens when you of the America charts. How did you learn
EDITORIAL recorded “Sunshine Superman.” What about that?
Managing Editor: was Swinging London like for a young The album was completed in May 1966,
Jeff Ignatius • jeff@rcreader.com man from Scotland? and – due to Alan Klein moving me from Pye
Arts Editor, Calendar Editor: It was much more amazing than photo- Records to Epic/Columbia ... – Pye sued and
Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com graphs or videos can show. Donovan. Photo by Michael Collopy (Donovan Discs). the album was in the courts. Gyp [Mills] and
Contributing Writers: Amy Alkon, Jeff Ashcraft, Hannah Imagine only one cool record shop, I thought: “That’s it. We will just go back on
Bates, Rob Brezsny, Dee Canfield, Rich Miller, Frederick Dobell’s in London, where we would go to the road.” We went to the then-lonely island of
Morden, Victoria Navarro, Brent Tubbs, Bruce Walters buy vinyl of jazz, blues, folk, blue beat, Indian, What inspired you to write “Sunshine Paros in Greece.
and poetry. Many of the emerging muses and Superman”? It is distinctly different from On Paros, Gyp and I rented a wee shep-
ADVERTISING bands could be seen browsing the stacks for your previous album. herd’s hut that included a one-eyed donkey
Account Executive:
Lauren Wood
the rare and the important music. The poet of a lone stringed instrument and named Serafina. We lived on tomatoes, feta
sales@rcreader.com And in the wee back streets of the city, the vocal, the ancient Gaelic root from which I cheese, bread, fresh fish, and wine, by lamp-
Advertising Coordinator: three social classes blended: working class, spring, was how I began recording in mid-1965. light and candles, and we saw only the rare
Nathan Klaus middle class, and upper class. This song is also a love song for Linda. We German or Dutch tourist.
Advertising rates, publishing schedule, The art schools were pouring out the were parted yet still loved each other; we both We took with us a new battery-operated
demographics, and more are available at talent that would form the look and the now feel our parting then saved our love, as no briefcase record player with a cassette player
QCAdvertising.com philosophy, and, most importantly, introduce couples in the inner music world survived the inside, plus the white-label acetate of the Sun-
the Bohemian Manifesto – which would super fame. shine Superman album, Revolver, and Leonard
DESIGN/PRODUCTION change everything. The mention of “Superman” in the title Cohen’s first album.
Art Director, Production Manager:
In the folk clubs, the tradition was being is from the book by Nietzsche, Thus Spake One day, in the village’s only taverna
Spencer Rabe • spencer@rcreader.com
Graphic Artist:
reinterpreted. In the jazz clubs, R&B bands Zarathustra, where the author speaks of a – where we ate for pennies – the owner
Nathan Klaus • nathan@rcreader.com were being booked, led by Brian Jones who future Superman and Superwoman – not Costas said we had a phone call coming in
invented the Rolling Stones. physical, but super-powered by expanded two days on the only public phone in town.
ADMINISTRATION The scene was smaller then, and one could run awareness and illumination. The evolution When the call came through, it was my UK
Business Manager: Kathleen McCarthy into the new happening at the few crossroads of of consciousness that will enliven our fourth manager, Ashley.
Office Administrator, Circulation Manager: clubs, pubs, studios, and beat cafés, and around level, hopefully in time. He said, “Get to Athens as soon as you
Rick Martin • rick@rcreader.com certain musos’ flats like Bert Jansch’s and actu- can. There are two first-class plane tickets to
Distribution: Cheri DeLay, ally hear the latest songs being composed. The backing musicians on “Sunshine London waiting for you. ‘Sunshine Superman’
Greg FitzPatrick, N. Ingalls, H. Keyser, In recording studios, a new breed of Superman” included future members is number one in the States and in the top five
N. Rice, Jay Strickland
engineer/producer was creating the future of of Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page and John all over the world.”
music on four-track recording machines, on Paul Jones. What memories of them do I hung up, and Costas asked what the call
analog reel-to-reel tape. you have? was about. We told him and emptied our
And more important than any of it, the folk Jimmy Page was doing sessions between pockets on the table for the steamer fare to
invasion of the music charts brought poetry the Yardbirds and Zep, and he strolled into
back to popular culture. the session and completed the fusion I needed Continued On Page 6
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MUSIC Continued From Page 5 By Bruce Walters
BD-Walters@wiu.edu

The Stories Behind “Sunshine ATCH IT
Superman” ... and More W
the mainland. We didn’t have enough. Costas that come about?
laughed. “Your song is number one, but you My favorite studio in London was Morgan
boys are broke.” He said he’d pay for our Studios. Upstairs I was recording Cosmic
steamer fares in exchange for the briefcase Wheels with Mickie Most and downstairs was
record player. Alice recording.
From London I flew to New York and on He came up to hear what I was doing. I
to LA. The first time I heard the single on the visited his session, where a lanky guitarist was Schulz’s Review of
radio was on KRLA in a rented Ford Mustang. playing a bit like Keith Richards. The song was the Latest Movies On Demand
“Billion Dollar Babies.”
Along with the Beatles, you traveled to Alice asked: Would I try a vocal? THE LEGO
India to meet with Maharishi Mahesh I said: I will sing falsetto to climb above the BATMAN MOVIE
Yogi in 1968. Could you tell us about this mid range of the power guitars. I learned this Will Arnett is a consistent riot as a
relentlessly self-aggrandizing Dark
experience? from Chris Squire of Yes, who said falsetto Knight, and with the jokes flying
My early friendship with the four scousers: singers are best in power bands, like Jon fast and furious, director Chris
Sharing the same books of spirit. George Anderson and Robert Plant – no other way to McKay and his screenwriters make
and I introducing sitar on our records. Our be heard. frequently marvelous comedic hay
search for a guru, and finding one. Our So onto the mic and I cut loose my high out of 78 years of superhero
initiation by Maharishi in ’67 and the trip to vocal. It became number one. mythology. (Same day as DVD.)
India in ’68, with the world’s media following Alice says often how he showed me how to
us en masse. My role in the jungle as midwife rock, but I was doing that already. LIFE
to the birth of the most interesting White Strong, scary, and well-performed,
Album songs as I taught John my guitar- You have worked with great producers director Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi
picking styles, and the left-handed Paul – he – from Mickie Most to Rick Rubin. Any freak-out is chock-full of tension
learning by ear – and my gifting the three thoughts on them? and surprises, from the sight of an
astronaut drowning in a spacesuit
songwriters my unusual chord structures, Rick is like Mickie: He is simple and clear in to the copious blood that, in the
which created, as you know, “Dear Prudence,” his recordings, knowing the session must have film’s zero-gravity setting, doesn’t
“Julia,” “Blackbird,” “While My Guitar Gently good songs and pure sounds and classic mics spill so much as coagulate and
Weeps,” and others. in the right atmosphere. float. (Same day as DVD.)
And after much controversy, our return to
the West with Transcendental Meditation to How did you feel about your induction
really give inner peace to the world. I, at first, into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012? POWER RANGERS
The young cast for this big-screen
being the only one of we five to seriously pro- A great honor. Awards highlight the artist’s reboot proves to be winning and
mote TM on my tours in ’68. John in trauma contribution, and bring younger fans to the endearing company, and the
over leaving Cynthia and loving Yoko. He work. This is important, as I write songs on delirious, hilarious, legitimately
making gibes in a song about our guru, then subjects new songwriters do not cover. threatening Elizabeth Banks is so
apologizing to Maharishi. 
 smashingly fun as villainous Rita
And later my own Linda, David Lynch, Do you still enjoy touring? Repulsa that you practically root
and I attracting Paul and Ringo back into TM These last nine concerts are to reach fans
for her to vanquish our heroes.
(Same day as DVD.)
to create the Radio City Music Hall concert who complained I did not visit their town.
“Change Begins Within” [in 2009]. These may be the last concerts for a long while.
The 50th-anniversary U.S. tour is dedicated I love the open space live music creates
to the continuing promotion of TM into inside the audience, and I play them as an
schools. Two concerts raised a large sum for invisible instrument, awakening the fourth
the new Donovan Children’s Fund within level of consciousness, even though only for
the David Lynch Foundation, to bring TM to a brief moment. Someone in the dark can Catch your favorite movies
children at risk in America. experience the immensity of the unified field. and shows from ABC, NBC, CBS,
The Beatles and I were on the same path Only music, of all the arts, can at special times
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nuclear, insane modern world. mediacomtoday.com
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wish is always to help save humankind from the visit Donovan.ie and Facebook.com/
blind and suicidal madness before it’s too late. DonovanOfficial.

You share lead vocals with Alice Cooper Bruce Walters is a professor of art at Western
on 1973’s “Billion Dollar Babies.” How did Illinois University.
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Breastplate Armor and Cotton Briefs
WONDER WOMAN and Would two-plus hours of the BvS show-stealer are ravishing in their
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: prove too much of a good thing? Happily, even otherworldly beauty and
THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE shockingly, those answers turn out to be no, no, undisguised celebration of

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bviously, the summer months – by and absolutely not. empowerment. And when
which I mean Hollywood’s May through To be sure, I have some issues with Jenkins’ a vaguely addressed space/
August – bring with them superhero franchise starter/extender. Take the climactic time portal opens and
movies. On some weekends, they bring with battle royale, for instance: It could go, and I Gadot’s adult Diana travels
them only superhero movies. But I can honestly wouldn’t feel the loss. While most of this action to WWI-era London
say I never planned on a superhero two-fer adventure is fleet and inventively staged, the alongside a flyboy spy
quite as delightful, unexpected, and satisfy- protracted finale that lasts about a half-hour is (Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor)
ing as this past weekend’s debuts of Wonder just another loud and lugubrious world-ender for the Allied forces, Jen-
Chris Pine and Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman
Woman and Captain Underpants: The First Epic with a floating über-baddie who can bend CGI kins’ outing becomes far
Movie. Despite their shared release date and pixels at will and speaks only in hackneyed more than a traditional superhero(ine) fable. the film committed to memory. In short, it’s
origin-story setups, you wouldn’t think that comic-book balloons. The trio of comedic Put bluntly, it becomes a pair of outstanding based on the beloved children’s books by Dav
much would connect director Patty Jenkins’ sidekicks played by Ewen Bremner, Saïd comedies – romantic and screwball – that Pilkey, and concerns a pair of grade-school
live-action blockbuster and director David Taghmaoui, and Eugene Brave Rock is more flourish on the spectacular charisma and rap- besties (Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch)
Soren’s featherweight animated comedy. In amusing in theory than practice. And while port of Wonder Woman’s stars. whose goofy, brief-wearing comic-book hero
truth, though, the works are nearly identical in I was frankly relieved to see Danny Huston If BvS was Gadot’s “a star is born” moment, (Ed Helms) comes magically to life. In shorter:
basic yet crucial ways that too many costumed- play a nefarious megalomaniac who isn’t a this is her “a star is assured”; the native Israeli is It’s perfect. Easily the most hilarious and bril-
crime-fighter sagas aren’t: They’re blessedly “surprise” villain – a ruse that stopped being so phenomenally expressive and sincere here, liantly voiced animated feature since The Lego
unpretentious, they’re (mostly) angst-free, and surprising about 20 IMDb credits ago – we’re and such a magnificent ass-kicker, that a whole Movie, this ceaseless parade of invention and
they’re entertaining as hell. still frequently stuck with Danny Huston, the generation of little girls – and maybe bigger girls uproarious non sequiturs never lets up on the
For nearly 150 minutes, 2016’s Batman v cinematic equivalent of a “constipated” emoji. – may now have a new answer to the question cleverness or delicious “WTF?!?” asides, and
Superman: Dawn of Justice gave us a lot, and The majority of Wonder Woman, however, is so “What do you want to be when you grow up?” repeat viewings might actually be mandatory
almost all of it was bad. Yet if nothing else, that much fantastic fun that you can easily glide past Pine, meanwhile, matches Gadot in emotional to catch all the jokes. I may have gotten a tad
lumbering comic-book epic delivered a thrill- its failings and excesses. accessibility and quick-wittedness, and the misty at Wonder Woman’s eventual Diana-
ing blast of irony when Gal Gadot’s Wonder Following a very brief prelude reminding actors’ chemistry is legitimately swoon-worthy. and-Steve payoff, but I was positively weeping
Woman burst on-screen with her instantly us that Affleck’s Batman is (unfortunately) (A buddy and I agreed that we would’ve been at the CU gags involving sock puppets and Les
iconic heavy-metal-guitar accompaniment, and around even when we (thankfully) can’t see more than content with two whole hours of Mis-y schoolkids and Oprah and Nick Kroll’s
the last thing you ever thought would happen him, we’re whisked back in time 100 years Diana’s and Steve’s getting-to-know-you on a Professor Poopypants and the boys’ whispered
actually happened: Zac Snyder’s testosterone-fest to young Diana’s upbringing on the hidden, floating raft.) Adding the incomparable Lucy giggle of “We’re so guilty!” It takes nerve to
was handily, and definitively, stolen by a female. Amazonian island of Themyscira, where she Davis as a daffy suffragette, Elena Anaya as a subtitle a superhero’s debut adventure The First
Gadot was around just long enough to make you lives in peace, causes mischief, and trains to freakish and ferocious evil scientist, the honey- Epic Movie. But please, Hollywood, let this
yearn for her character’s inevitable solo vehicle, be a warrior. If all that this segment provided tongued untrustworthiness of David Thewlis, particular genre franchise thrive until the ani-
but even then, a successful Wonder Woman was the applause-worthy sight of an airborne and reams of other incidental pleasures, and I mated hands of Captain Underpants’ young
was hardly a foregone conclusion. Would it Robin Wright, in slow-motion, launching can’t wait to see the unanticipatedly fantastic creators are too arthritic to turn the pages.
be just as grim and portentous as DC Studios’ a trio of arrows with a beatific smile, it’d be Wonder Woman again.
(and Snyder’s) other endeavors? Would it be yet time wholly well-spent. But the Themyscira As for Captain Underpants, check in with For reviews of Pirates of the Caribbean:
another ho-hum origin tale that appeared to exist scenes, with Connie Nielsen wondrous as the me at this point next year, because by then, Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch, visit
solely to build hope for more-engaging sequels? future Wonder Woman’s mother Hippolyta, after endless repeat viewings, I may well have RiverCitiesReader.com.
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Featured Image from the Quad Cities Photography Club

Photo by Joe Maciejko

(The River Cities’ Reader regularly features an performance-art treasure in our community. 20th anniversary of Ballet Quad Cities in our print competitions most months. At its meetings,
image or images from the Quad Cities Photog- The ballet company, together with Orchestra community.” members discuss the images, help each other to
raphy Club.) Iowa, in April staged the production Wild Joe made this picture with a tripod-mounted improve, and socialize. The club also holds spe-
Wild West. This included two ballets, Rodeo Canon 6D and a Canon 70-200-millimeter lens cial learning workshops and small groups that

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uad Cities Photography Club member and Billy the Kid, performed to the music of set at ISO 6400, 1/400th of a second, and f/5.6. meet on specific photography topics, and occa-
Joe Maciejko, who often photographs Aaron Copland. This picture is from Rodeo, Cropping, contrast, and other adjustments sionally offers interesting shooting opportunities.
Ballet Quad Cities events, writes: “The choreographed by Margaret King. It represents were made in Lightroom. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of
Quad Cities are blessed with many scenic a delightful glimpse into the raucous cowboy the month September through June at the But-
photo opportunities to delight photographers. life in a saloon in the Old West brought to life The Quad Cities Photography Club welcomes terworth Center, 1105 Eighth Street in Moline.
But our community is alive with other events in a contemporary ballet. I was privileged to visitors and new members. The club sponsors
and venues that are unique in our great land. be able to photograph this production, which numerous activities encompassing many types For more information on the club, visit
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THEATRE By Victoria Navarro

Fateful Photos
Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, at the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse through July 8

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he concept of taking songs and Dan find some old photos In one of the show’s funnier moments,
from an artist’s catalog and and reminisce about how they Gallagher’s character must confront some
piecing them together to met and their relationship mis- old girlfriends just as he is moving in with
create a narrative doesn’t always steps. Both actors adeptly build Susan; without giving away what happens,
work. But I must say that the tension as the audience is taken I will say there’s a clever costume change (of
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s back in time to see how their sorts) involving a bed.
current Snapshots: A Musical marriage became so heartbreak- Also most impressive were the quick-
Scrapbook is one of the genre’s ingly difficult, and Churchill changes as orchestrated by costume
best, culling the music of Broad- and Chakurian demonstrate designer Gregory Hiatt, all performed by
way composer/lyricist Stephen strength and tenderness in their the four actors playing Sue’s and Dan’s
Schwartz to tell the tale of a voices, with my favorite numbers younger selves. (One particularly amazing
couple whose relationship is at a being Churchill’s “Meadowlark” switch occurred when one castmate exited
turning point. Its 26 numbers are and Chakurian’s “In Whatever the stage wearing a plaid shirt and khaki
from albums and familiar musi- Time We Have.” As performed pants and entered seconds later in a dress
cals such as Wicked, Godspell, during the May 31 matinée, both shirt and suit pants.) Hiatt always sets a
and Pippin, and although some songs were achingly beautiful. high standard for detail, and his selections
of the lyrics have been altered to Anna Segatti and Bobby Cook Gallagher Snapshots’ story continues to for this production – from the kids’ clothes
match new characters and situa- unfold as four other actors play to the graduation gowns – help tell its story.
tions, this wasn’t a distraction for an assemblage of baskets, crates, a trunk, the couple at different stages of Snapshots is a musical with developed
me, and I was able to enjoy them as fresh hanging winter coats, board games, and their lives. Anna Segatti, as the childhood characters and an emotional narrative
and fitting for the storyline. other items in a roughly delineated space and teen Susie, and Grant Benedict, as the that should resonate with anyone who
Written by David Stern, Snapshots exam- with a visible roof line. (I particularly loved young Danny, both had the proper energy has ever been in a romantic relationship.
ines a 20-year marriage and how it came the details of the exposed chimney and and facial expressions to match their kid While it’s not a musical with big song and
about, and as directed by Warner Crocker, the insulation peeking out from attic-wall personas. Their vocal expertise was also dance numbers, it is a poignant look at how
the show moves along with smooth transi- crevices.) Fronted by Escher-like steps, the showcased on songs such as “New Kid in we interact with others, and how missed
tions and clever scenes in which characters different levels and angles gave Snapshots’ the Neighborhood” and “Lion Tamer,” and opportunities and misunderstandings can
of the past and present interact. This is not attic depth and interest, and designer I was quite taken by Segatti’s voice for its influence lives. And with the six actors
your standard splashy musical with lots Jonathan Allender-Zivic lit stars beyond range and tone, especially on her enjoyable so brilliant in their roles, Circa ’21’s latest
of choreography and a large cast. Chore- the roof and employed additionally creative rendition of Wicked’s “Popular.” provides a thought-provoking and moving
ographer Heather Hauskins does have the lighting effects to complement the scenes of Playing the couple as young adults were experience.
actors do some movement and dancing, but humor and drama. two other strong members of the company:
it’s subtle and appropriate for the material, The married Sue, played here by Erin Autumn Loose and Bobby Cook Gallagher. Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook runs at
and Crocker, his technical crew, and his Churchill, starts the show in the attic, In one scene in which Susan is an expectant the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third
super-talented ensemble of six made this where she has hidden a packed suitcase and mother, Loose sings “The Spark of Cre- Avenue, Rock Island) through July 8, and
theatrical revue enjoyable and accessible. written a goodbye letter to her husband ation” with moving conviction, while Gal- more information and tickets are available
With all of the scenes taking place either Dan (Luther Chakurian). When he arrives lagher’s acting prowess is evident as Daniel by calling (309)786-7733 extension 2 or visit-
in an attic or with that attic as backdrop, home early and finds her there, Sue post- evolves from a cocky college kid to an ing Circa21.com.
scenic designer Susie Holgersson provides pones her plan to leave, and instead, she adult grappling with his romantic feelings.
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THEATRE By Brent Tubbs

Monkey-Trial Business
Inherit the Wind, at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre through June 11
“He that troubles his own house shall inherit the
wind.” – Proverbs 11:29

S
ometimes a play is written to highlight
societal troubles at the time it was written.
And sometimes that play gets performed
nearly 65 years later, and its message and
themes are just as powerful and meaningful
now as they were then.
Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and
Robert E. Lee, centers around a court case
– the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial – that is Steve Trainor and Elle Winchester
essentially “The Bible v. Creationism,” explor-
ing whether the latter can or should be taught his character also delivered my favorite line
in schools. And while its current presentation that really shows us who Drummond is: “If
at the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre under you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power
director Tom Morrow was nicely staged, its to think straight.”
emotional weight did not have quite enough Upon hearing that the the trial’s judge (Stan
Wind in its sails. Weimer) won’t allow any scientific testimony,
Richmond Hill’s production opens with Drummond has to improvise his entire defense,
school teacher Bertram Cates (Dana Moss- and calls Brady to the stand to testify. Drum-
Peterson) meeting his girlfriend Rachel (Elle mond then grills him on taking the Bible’s
Winchester) at the jailhouse, where he is being words literally, and while Inherit the Wind puts
held for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of both the Bible and evolution on trial, the script
evolution. Bertram, a passionate man filled does a solid job of not necessarily treating any
with conviction, is instead played by Moss- one side as better or “correct.” The “win” in
Peterson as almost meek and shy. Particularly this court case is only a half-win for both sides,
in the scene that finds Bertram walked out and director Morrow clearly had that – and the
of the courtroom as he shouts about how audience’s viewing experience – in mind when
he’s being punished only for trying to teach staging this script in Richmond Hill’s unique-
children to ask questions, the actor’s deliveries for-the-area theatre-in-the-round.
didn’t have much behind them. As for Rachel, During the intermission break, Morrow’s
she’s a character wrought with confusion as stage crew flipped the courtroom setup so
the woman is torn between the man she loves the audience’s view was opposite of the one
and her father, Reverend Brown (John Donald they had been watching, which I appreciated
O’Shea), who is the town’s religious leader not only for my new vantage point regarding
spearheading the charge against Bertram. different actors, but as an artistic choice: We
Unfortunately, Winchester’s performance were literally given “the other side’s” perspec-
also didn’t quite find the emotional weight I tive here. Lighting and sound designer Jennifer
felt this character carried. At multiple times Kingry, meanwhile, selected wonderful music
in the script, Rachel – deciding how she can for the set changes that really established the
testify against Bertram yet stay true to her play’s mood and took you back to its mid-’20s
father – struggles during lines such as “What time period. Plus, her decision to have lantern
do I do? Tell me what to do!” But as delivered lights illuminate the sides of Geneseo’s beauti-
here, they didn’t fully express the painfulness ful barn theatre made the whole building feel
of her situation. like a functional set.
It’s when Inherit the Wind’s prosecutors Despite the show being less emotional
Matthew Harrison Brady (Joseph F. Logiu- than I would have liked, Inherit the Wind’s
dice) and Henry Drummond (John VanDe- messages are ones that I think will never stop
Woestyne) arrive that the show truly finds its being relevant, which is partly why this drama
footing and central theme, with both lawyers continues to be so frequently produced. Ques-
clearly embodying what it is they’re fighting tion things; seek knowledge; don’t settle on
for. While Brady fights for the state of Tennes- someone else’s beliefs; find your own; and con-
see and the Bible, this town hero welcomed stantly search for truth. In today’s world, those
with cheers, banners, and songs, Logiudice has suggestions still seem very important.
some powerful speeches that play well against
VanDeWoestyne’s quick-witted jabs. And Inherit the Wind runs at the Richmond Hill
VanDeWoestyne was really the driving force Barn Theatre (600 Robinson Drive, Geneseo)
behind June 1’s opening-night performance. through June 11, and more information and
He treated us to a great portrayal with clear tickets are available by calling (309)944-2244 or
intention and understanding of character, and visiting RHPlayers.com.
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FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS page 12 THEATRE page 24 MOVIES page 28 COURSES page 36
VISUAL ARTS page 12 DANCE page 26 SPORTS page 29 MEETINGS page 37
MUSIC page 16 COMEDY page 26 OTHER EVENTS page 32 HEALTH page 39
LITERARY ARTS page 21 MUSEUMS page 27 LECTURES page 34 SENIORS page 39

FESTIVALS of Iowa, Iowa City IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, Fri Jun 30 Quad-City Times Bix 7, covering seven miles, runners Ben Folds, the alternative-rock singer/songwriters
thru Sun Jul 2 from around the world compete in the world-renowned performs as the headliner for the Alternating Currents

& MAJOR EVENTS event; for information, call 563-359-9197, downtown festival, featuring an opening set by Julien Baker; $29-79;
Davenport IA, QCTimes.com/bix, 8am Sat Jul 29 for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third
July St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Sat Aug 26
June
Red, White, & Boom!, annual Fourth of July August
VISUAL ARTS
Gumbo Ya Ya, annual Mardi Gras celebration with celebration over the Mississippi River, with live
Cajun, zydeco, and jazz bands on two stages, food and music, children’s activities, a climactic fireworks 2017 Mississippi Valley Fair, annual outdoor
craft vendors, thousands of beads, and more; $9; for display, and more in Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park fair with contests, games, pageants, food and crafts
information, call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock and Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park; free, vendors, and nightly grandstand concerts with Dustin Openings & Gallery Events
Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL, DowntownDavenport.com and DowntownRockIsland. Lynch, Tyler Farr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brett Eldredge, John
DowntownRockIsland.org/events/gumbo-ya-ya, Sat org, 6pm Mon Jul 3 Mellencamp, Randy Houser; $5-10 gate admission June
Jun 10 daily, $50-55 Fun Cards (required for grandstand
80/35 Music Festival, the 10th-annual festival will concerts); for information, call 563-326-5338, Mississippi Curator Talk: Life Along the Mississippi, led by
Quad City Juneteenth Festival, annual feature nearly 50 acts including headliners The Shins and Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W Locust St, Davenport IA, Andrew Wallace; held in conjunction with the exhibit of
celebration of slavery’s abolition featuring food and MGMT; the 2017 festival also features New York rapper MVFair.com, Tue Aug 1 thru Sun Aug 6 more than 50 images photographers Aernout and Teska
retail vendors, history and information booths, live and former chef Action Bronson, the transcendental Overbeeke made during their trips to the Mississippi
music, games, children’s activities, and more; for folk of Elephant Revival, Denver funk outfit The Motet, 2017 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, over 25 years; free; for information, call 563-326-7804,
information, e-mail fomlk.davenport@gmail.com, Nashville garage-punks Diarrhea Planet, hardcore punk annual celebration of the area-born jazz-trumpet Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, band Modern Life is War, blues rock from Radio Moscow, legend, featuring dozens of concert sets at numerous FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Jun 8
Facebook.com/events/193150924533467/, 11am Sat Tropicalia psych-rockers Chicano Batman, jam funksters area venues; Aug. 2: Grumpy’s Saloon; Aug. 3: Putnam
Jun 10 Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Minneapolis new wave Museum 3pm and Rhythm City Casino Resort 6-11pm; Opening Reception: Life Along the Mississippi,
group The Suburbs, and many more; $42-50/one-day Aug. 4 Rhythm City Casino Resort noon-5pm and held in conjunction with the exhibit of more than 50
The Muddy Fest: Motorcycles & Music, sponsored pass, $65-90/two-day pass, Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ 6-11pm, and LeClaire Park 6-9pm; Aug. 5 Rhythm City images photographers Aernout and Teska Overbeeke
by Whitney Entertainment; inaugural festival featuring Lounge passes can be purchased for $15, Western Casino Resort noon-5pm and 6-11pm, and LeClaire made during their trips to the Mississippi over
motorcycle activities and two-lane ride-alongs, live Gateway Park, Des Moines IA, 80-35.com, Fri Jul 7 and Park 6-9pm; free concerts at Grumpy’s, the Putnam, 25 years; free; for information, call 563-326-7804,
music, regional cuisine, vendors, entertainment, and Sat Jul 8 and LeClaire Park; for information, call 563-324-7170, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
more; with headliners Sublime with Rome, a concert with BixSociety.org, Wed Aug 2 thru Sat Aug 5 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Jun 8
The Doors guitarist Robby Kreiger, a Q&A with Olympic Dawn and On Music Festival, third-annual outdoor
gold medalist Dan Gable and actor William Baldwin, and music festival with scheduled performances by The 2017 Iowa State Fair, annual outdoor fair with Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
more, Centennial Park, 315 S Marquette St, Davenport IA, Dawn, Old Shoe, Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, contests, games, rides, pageants, food and crafts discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests
TheMuddyFest.com, Fri Jun 16 thru Sun Jun 18 Chicago Farmer, J.E Sunde, Miles Over Mountains, vendors, and nightly grandstand concerts 7am-1am are invited to experience the current exhibitions
The Candymakers, Flash in a Pan, Cycles, Still Shine, grounds, 9am-9pm buildings, 10am-midnight midway; and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the
Rock the District, annual outdoor concert events Earth Ascending, The Velies, and Ellis Kell’s Blues $4-12, ages 5 & under free, extra fees for grandstand Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
featuring national and regional bands, presented by the Camp All Stars; $5 at the gate, with a portion of all acts; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
Daiquiri Factory and Rock Island Brewing Co., The District ticket sales donated to the Child Abuse Council of the Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University Ave, Des FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm thru Thu Jun 29
of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island Quad Cities; all ages until 8pm, 21+ afterward, Len Moines IA, IowaStateFair.org, Thu Aug 10 thru Sun
IL, DowntownRockIsland.org, Fri Jun 16 and Sat Jun 17 Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N Shore Dr, Moline IL, Aug 20 Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on
TheDawnBand.com/festival.html, noon Sat Jul 8 Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the Studio is free
Soul2Soul w/ Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, country- 2017 Tug Fest, annual tug-of-way over the Mississippi for everyone during regular studio hours courtesy of a
music superstars in their world-tour performance; John Deere Classic, annual professional golf River, with celebrations held at the Port Byron and grant from the Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable
$69.50-119.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless tournament on the PGA Tour; $25-550 daily and LeClaire levees, with live music, carnival rides, games, Trust; for information, call 319-366-7503, Grant Wood
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, complete-tour packages available, ages 12 & under free vendors, and more; for information, visit TugFest.com Studio, 810 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, noon
7:30pm Sat Jun 17 with paid adult, TPC at Deere Run, 3100 Heather Knoll, and TugFest.org, Thu Aug 10 thru Sat Aug 12 Sat Jun 10 thru Sun Jun 25
Silvis IL, JohnDeereClassic.com, Mon Jul 10 thru Sun
Michael McDonald, concert with the five-time Jul 16 Ya Maka My Weekend, 26th-anniversary weekend Worldwide Knit in Public Day, bring your current
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and former celebration of Caribbean music, food, culture, and island knitting project, and join other knitters around the
member of the Doobie Brothers; $32.50-75; for tickets, The Beach Boys, concert with the legendary surf-pop atmosphere, with live music on two stages, food and library in a public display of the craft; be prepared to
call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline musicians and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members; $65-95; craft vendors, and more; $9; for information, call 309- answer questions about what you’re making; knitters
IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Tue Jun 20 for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third 788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite will be stationed all around the library, and weather
St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Thu Jul 13 109 (office), Rock Island IL, DowntownRockIsland.org/ permitting, outside; free; for information, call 563-344-
2017 Miss Iowa Scholarship Competition, while events/ya-maka-my-weekend, Sat Aug 12 4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
encouraging young women to serve as positive role Walcott Truckers Jamboree, annual celebration Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jun 10
models through service and personal development, the featuring an Antique Truck Display, Super Trucks Floatzilla 2017, River Action’s annual celebration of
Miss Iowa Scholarship Program provides exposure to Beauty Contest, over 175 exhibits, the Iowa Pork Chop paddle-sports with live music, a trophy for the largest Tree Jubilee, Left Bank Art League members will have
experiences that personal confidence, showcase talents, Cookout, carnival games, live country music with Mary paddling group, food and drinks, a trade show, a group original art including watercolors, pottery, jewelry,
and serve the community; Thu. & Fri. preliminaries, Sat. Sarah (July 13) and Collin Raye (July 14), the Trucker photo, and more; $15-30 registration; for information, drawings, fiber items, oils, acrylics, prints, and pastels by
finals; Thu. & Fri. $40, Sat. $50, three-day pass $115; for Olympics, fireworks, and more; free; Iowa 80 Truck Stop, call 563-322-2969, Sunset Park, 18th Ave and Sunset Rd, Sue Briggs, Karen Stewart-Casper, Jeri Crabtree, Nancy
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E Third St, 755 W. Iowa 80 Rd, Walcott IA, Iowa80TruckStop.com/ Rock Island IL, Floatzilla.org, Sat Aug 19 Dopler, Bonnie Grebner, Pat Halverson, Linda Hardin,
Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Thu Jun 22 thru trucker-jamboree, Thu Jul 13 thru Sat Jul 15 Jeanne Knape, Chris Snyder, Mary Wells, and Mona
Sat Jun 24 Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops: The Wolbers; 9am-6pm, for information, call 309-799-3745,
2017 Rock Island County Fair, annual outdoor Beatles’ Greatest Hits, the Quad City Symphony Corn Crib Nursery, 6924 U.S. Rt. 150, Coal Valley IL,
32nd Annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, festival with carnival rides, games, live music, pageants, Orchestra’s celebration of the Fab Four will climax with LeftBankArtLeague.org, Sat Jun 10
weekend celebration of local, regional, and national a demolition derby, truck and tractor pulls, a talent rousing renditions of “Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture” and
blues acts, featuring 10 concert headliners, vendors, show, vendors, and more; $1-5 gate admission, $5-10 Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” set to a fireworks Collector Talk for Chad Pregracke: Message in a
children’s activities, and more; $10-15 Friday, $15-20 grandstand pricing; for information, call 309-796-1620, display; with a 6:30pm performance by the QCSO Youth Bottle Collection, held in conjunction with Pregracke’s
Saturday, ages 14 & under free with paid adult; for Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Dr, East Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Mark Russell Smith; collection of 40 bottles with messages inside, collected
information, e-mail mvbs@mvbs.org or call 563-322- Moline IL, RockIslandFair.org, Tue Jul 18 thru Sat Jul 22 $5-25; for information and tickets, call 563-322-7276, on his annual cleanup campaigns along the Mississippi,
5837, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, Illinois, Ohio and other rivers; the bottles will be shown
MVBS.org, Fri Jun 30 and Sat Jul 1 46th Annual Street Fest, annual outdoor party on QCSO.org, 7:30pm Sat Aug 19 intact in specially crafted boxes alongside images of
2nd Street between Brady & Ripley, featuring live music, the message for each bottle, and a large map shows
Iowa City Jazz Festival, musical extravaganza with arts & crafts vendors, children’s activities, and more; Alternating Currents, inaugural area festival the location where each bottle was collected; free; for
concert headliners, three side stages, a Culinary Row, free; for information, call 563-823-2681, downtown celebrating live music, film, comedy, visual art, and more, information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
artist booths, a beverage garden, children’s activities, Davenport IA, DowntownDavenport.com/play/festivals/ Downtown Davenport IA, AlternatingCurrentsQC.com, W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm
and more; free, University of Iowa Pentacrest, University street-fest, Fri Jul 28 and Sat Jul 29 Fri Aug 25 and Sat Aug 26 Tue Jun 13
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VISUAL ARTS / Openings & Gallery
Events / June

Cinema at the Figge, Ford Photography presents
an evening featuring a 5pm social hour with craft beer
provided by WAKE Brewing, a 6pm short-film program,
and a 7pm feature; free; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jun 15

Third Thursday Open House, with drinks, snacks, and
tours; for information, call 563-265-0966, Coworkqc, 102
E 2nd St, Davenport IA, Coworkqc.com, 5pm Thu Jun 15

Artist Talk for Jean Shin:MAiZE, held in conjunction
with the exhibit of thousands of repurposed green
plastic bottles crafted into “cornstalk” sculptures by
volunteers will form an elaborate maze on the Figge’s
third floor; free; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Jun 22

Library Art Tour, discover the wonders of the
library’s diverse art collecting in a guided tour with art
consultant David Zahn; free; for information, call 309-
524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 22

Opening Reception for Jean Shin:MAiZE, held in
conjunction with the exhibit of thousands of repurposed
green plastic bottles crafted into “cornstalk” sculptures
by volunteers will form an elaborate maze on the
Figge’s third floor; free; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Ben Folds @ Adler Theatre - August 26
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Jun 22

Figge Art Museum Free Family Day, with art
projects and scheduled activities throughout the Cities; $7-15 all-you-can-eat buffet; for information, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Studio, 810 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, noon
studios, galleries, and plaza; free; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jul 13 Sat Aug 5 thru Sun Aug 27
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Mon Jul 3
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Jun 24 Bix Open House, with drinks, snacks, and tours; for Zen Coloring, relaxing music combined with
Zen Coloring, relaxing music combined with information, call 563-265-0966, Coworkqc, 102 E 2nd St, meditative coloring; free; for information, call 563-326-
Erin Anfinson Presentation, a free public meditative coloring; free; for information, call 563-326- Davenport IA, Coworkqc.com, Thu Jul 27 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
presentation with the site’s 2017 Artist-in-Residence, 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
visual artist, and animator based in Murfreesboro, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Cinema at the Figge, Ford Photography presents 2pm Mon Aug 7
Tennessee; for information, call 319-643-2541, Herbert 2pm Mon Jul 3 an evening featuring a 5pm social hour with craft beer
Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West provided by WAKE Brewing, a 6pm short-film program, PechaKucha Night, an informal and fun gathering
Branch IA, NPS.gov/herberthoover, 2pm Sat Jun 24 Conservator Talk: Lalena Vellanoweth, and a 7pm feature; free; for information, call 563-326- in which creative people get together and share their
Vellanoweth runs the Conservation Diversity Program 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, ideas, works, thoughts, and more in the 20x20 format – a
Vendor/Craft Show, entry fee $20 plus an item to at LACMA and will present on the theory, principles, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jul 27 simple presentation format where presenters show 20
raffle; for information, call 309-781-7236, Fraternal Order and practice of conservation; 5:30pm social hour, images, each for 20 seconds; 5:30pm social hour, 6:30pm
of the Eagles Aerie #956, 5103 11th St, Rock Island IL, 9am 7pm talk; free; for information, call 563-326-7804, Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, presentations; free; for information, call 563-326-
Sat Jun 24 thru Sun Jun 25 Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563- 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Jul 6 424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Aug 10
Adult Coloring Party, a great chance to come in, Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Jul 28
relax with coloring, and trade ideas with others; free; Free Thursday for Seniors, featuring 1:30pm Exhibition Talk: Life Along the Mississippi, led by
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public museum tours followed by a 2:30pm film; for Library Art Tour, discover the wonders of the Dr. Roald Tweet; held in conjunction with the exhibit
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 library’s diverse art collecting in a guided tour with art of more than 50 images photographers Aernout
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Jun 26 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm consultant David Zahn; free; for information, call 309- and Teska Overbeeke made during their trips to the
Thu Jul 6 524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, Mississippi over 25 years; 5:30pm social hour, 7pm
The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam MolineLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat Jul 29 exhibition talk; free; for information, call 563-326-
Veterans War Memorial in Washington, DC featuring a Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
learning center and previews of Ken Burns’ September discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Aug 17
documentary “The Vietnam War”; open 24 hours daily, are invited to experience the current exhibitions August
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities, Riverfront, 3300 and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the Tandem Gallery Dialogue, with Alison Ferris and
River Dr, Moline IL, WQPT.org, Tue Jun 27 thru Fri Jun 30 Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326- Free Thursday for Seniors, featuring 1:30pm artist Lauren Fensterstock; for information, call 515-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, museum tours followed by a 2:30pm film; for 277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des
Artist Talk for Kara Walker: The Emancipation FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jul 6 thru Thu Jul 27 information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 6:30pm Thu Aug 17
Approximation, held in conjunction with the suite of W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm
27 silkscreen prints and a gift from Brent Sikkema for the Opening Reception: Shadows & Shapes, exhibit of Thu Aug 3 Figge Art Museum Trip to Chicago, annual
museum’s 10th anniversary, featuring the provocative photographic works by Laura Heath; for information, call pilgrimage to Chicago in which guests enjoy both the
silhouettes for which Walker is known; free; 5:30pm 309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Scholar Talk: Dr. Pamela White, Dr. White, director Art Institute featuring “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist” and
social hour, 7pm artist talk; for information, call 563-326- RozzTox.com, 5pm Fri Jul 7 of the Museum Studies Graduate Program at Western the MCA’s Takashi Murakami, Amanda Williams, and the
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Illinois University and public art consultant, will speak “We Are Here” 50th-anniversary exhibition; $80/person;
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Jun 29 Collector Talk with Chad Pregracke: Message about the history of public art and the influence of for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
in a Bottle Collection, held in conjunction with artists including Jean Shin, whose exhibition MAiZE will 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7am
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, Pregracke’s collection of 40 bottles with messages be on display; 5:30pm social hour, 7pm talk; free; for Sat Aug 19
demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563- inside, collected on his annual cleanup campaigns along information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E 2nd St, the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio and other rivers; free with W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Azubuike Urban Exposure, the program provides
Davenport IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Jun 30 $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326- Thu Aug 3 a creative channel allowing kids to express themselves
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, constructively, non-violently and with increased
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Jul 13 Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, confidence, and the event will showcase their films; free;
July discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
Quad City Arts Metro Arts Showcase, showcase are invited to experience the current exhibitions 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm
Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on of public art projects created by youth apprentices; and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the Thu Aug 24
Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the Studio is free 5-6pm public viewing of artworks, 6-7:30pm student Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
for everyone during regular studio hours courtesy of a pre