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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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