Ballet Quad Cities will team up with Orchestra Iowa, based in Cedar Rapids, this weekend to present a holiday classic, "The Nutcracker."
Performances will begin at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport.
According to a news release from Ballet Quad Cities,"This weekend marks the return of 'The Nutcracker' to the Adler Theatre stage, with an incredibly important component -- a live, professional orchestra."
Following the 7:30 p.m. Saturday performance, audience members are invited to a reception in the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m., where they can mingle with the Ballet Quad Cities dancers and Orchestra Iowa musicians, and enjoy light appetizers and beverages. A cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $12, $17, $27 or $35. They are available at the Adler Theatre box office, online at ticketmaster.com, at (800) 745-3000, and at Ticketmaster outlets.
Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2013. There are 223 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Large quantities of ice from LaCrosse and Lake Pepin are beingshipped on ice boats, towed by steamers to St. Louis and points below. 1888 -- 125 years ago: With the Mississippi River at 18 feet above the low water stage,Rock Island is waging a valiant fight to keep the river from flooding the entire city. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Approval has been given by the city commission for paving 45thStreet between 7th and 11th Avenues. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Herndon Wright, of East Moline, has won the discus-throw title, by aheave of more than 140 feet, to set a new high school record at Champaign. 1963 -- 50 years ago: With the Selective Service Law recently extended by Congress forfour more years, Mrs. Hazel Doris reminded young men that they must register withinfive days after attaining their 18th birthday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Over 500 Quad-Cities area retired volunteers were honoredrecently for their community services at a Retired Senior Volunteer Program luncheonat Palmer Auditorium in Davenport. Guest speaker, William Moffitt, director of productengineering of Deere & Co., spoke about leadership and stressed the importance ofcommunity volunteers.