A SPECTRA: Local Lovers Edition poetry reading will begin at 8 p.m. at Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Anyone can perform one original poem, song, story, soliloquy, or performance art piece which is no more than 5 minutes long. To participate, email with the subject 'Local Lovers.' A sign-up sheet also will be available that night. Also, local poets will write love poems or fragments for $5. It is sponsored by the Midwest Writing Center. Call (563) 324-1410 for details. Free.
The Outdoor Show will be held at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island. There will be vendors, exhibits, seminars, and presentations. The Kids' Kamp will include a trout pond, minnow races, and archery. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; $1 for ages 6-16; free for ages 5 and under. Call (309) 788-5912 for details.
The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, will show The Sting for Theater Throwback at 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Thursday and 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Each '70s or '80s 'throwback' film may feature dancing, trivia, or themed food. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Tickets are $8.50; $7.50 for seniors, students, and military; $6.50 for youth; $1 off for members. Call (563) 324-1933 for details.
The Valentine Indoor Music and Moonlight Walk on the luminary-lit trail will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Watch Tower Lodge, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1900 46th Ave., Rock Island. Indoors by the fire there will be donuts, cider, and cocoa and music by Just 4 Fun. Singles, couples, and families welcome. Call (309) 788-9536 or email for details. Free.
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.'
Bottoms up Quad City Burlesque will perform Rock Your Heart Out for ages 21 and up at 8 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. 'The Ghost of Vaudeville,' Joshua Kahn, will serve as MC. Phoenix L'Amour will perform on Feb. 22 and 23. Tickets are $20; $18 in advance. Call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 for details.
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.'
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