Posted Online: April 22, 2013, 5:09 pm

Need spring in your step? Try something fun this week in the Q-C

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Gary Allegretto
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Don Faust and Molly Wilkison appear in the new play "The Backfired Message," by Jason Platt, that is part of New Ground Theatre's Playwrights Festival.
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Christian singer-songwriter Mark Schultz will bring his unique brand of entertainment to the Augustana College campus.

Gary Allegretto, artist-in-residence for the Blues in the Schools program of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Moline Library, 3210 41st St., Moline. Call 309-524-2440 for details. Free.
Tuesday, April 23

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 National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, will show The Sound of Music for the Classic Film Series at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. 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.
Tuesday, April 23

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The Cast of Impractical Jokers Live! comedy show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. There will be videos, audience questions and answers, stand-up comedy, and more. Contains adult content. Tickets are $34.50. Call 800-745-3000 for details.
Friday, April 26

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New Ground Theatre will present The New Playwrights Festival with short plays by local playwrights at the Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Group One plays on April 19, 21, and 27 are Ferguson Payne's Sole Problem by William Allen Pepper, Leap Day by Dana Moss Petersen, The Return by Dee Canfield, and The Backfired Message by Jason Platt. Group Two plays on April 20, 26, and 28th are The Red Oven by Devin Hansen, Potsdam by Shea Doyle, 1706 Farnum by Mary Kay Gale, and Saying Goodbye by Dana Moss Petersen. Tickets are $18; $15 ages 55 and up and students, and are good for all eight plays over two shows. Call 563-326-7529 for details.
Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28

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.'

Mark Schultz, Aaron Shust, and Jonny Diaz will perform for their All Things Possible tour at 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. Tickets are $15, $20 for Golden Circle; $10, $15 for Golden Circle in advance; free for Augustana faculty, staff, and students with ID. Call 309-794-7306 for details.
Sunday, April 28

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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.'