Celebrate and have fun this week in the Q-C


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 7:39 pm
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Gigante will be shown as part of the 18th annual Hispanic Film Festival at 7 p.m. in Room 102, Hanson Hall of Science, Augustana College, 726 35th St., Rock Island. Call (309) 794-7670 for details. Free.
Wednesday, January 16

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The Rock Island Library, 401 19th St., will show Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days at 1 p.m. Call (309) 732-7323 for details. Free.
Friday, January 18

The comedy Private Eyes by Steven Dietz will be presented at the QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. The play contains adult language. Admission is 'pay what it's worth afterward.' Call (563) 650-2396 for details.
Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20; Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27; Friday through Sunday, February 3

For more theatre, go to http://qconline.com/entertainment/, find the purple Q-C Events search box, choose 'Theatre' in the drop-down category menu, and click 'Go.'

Human Aftertaste and Peach Pies Caburlesque will perform from 8 p.m.-midnight at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Cover is $5. Call (309) 200-0978 for details.
Saturday, January 19

For more music, go to http://qconline.com/entertainment/, find the purple Q-C Events search box, choose 'Music' in the drop-down category menu, and click 'Go.'

The annual Martin Luther King Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. It will focus on Dr. King's quote, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' The Rev Dwight Ford will speak. Performers will include The Community Gospel Chorus, The Westbrook Singers, Augustana's Gospel Choir, and the Truth Temple and Pentecostal Church of God Praise Dancers. Call (309) 794-7721 for details. Free.
Saturday, January 19

For more Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances, click here.

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To search for your own picks, go to http://qconline.com/entertainment/ and find the purple Q-C Events search box. You can enter keywords, choose a category in the drop-down menu, or both -- then click 'Go.'
















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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