This week’s 4 events for you
Thursdays through March, in the Redstone Room at the RME, 129 Main St., Davenport. Admission is free, and food can be brought in.
This week’s session will feature Playlist QC, a veteran local cover band featuring Lewis Knudsen on vocals/guitar, Ashley Dean on vocals, Brandon Minnis on bass, and Kristopher Keuning and Stu Soliz on percussion.
The band covers a variety of genres, including disco, country, funk and rock, according to its Facebook page. Saturday at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island.
Local chocolate shops, bakeries, beauty vendors and coffeehouses will offer samples of all things chocolate, and you can snag some tasty Valentine’s Day gifts for the chocolate lover in your life.
The Botanical Center also will provide some history of the delectable flavor in the Sun Garden, which is home to a cacao tree.
New this year will be a drawing to win one of two $500 gift cards to Necker’s Jewelers. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each. So the annual Bacon Beer Festival on Saturday will get attendees in prime gorging condition for the 52nd annual game Sunday in Minneapolis.
Gluttons for pleasure who are 21 or older are invited to visit the RiverCenter, 136 E. to sample products from some of the region top eateries,
pork purveyors, and specialty craft brewers. will cost $55. The festival will feature 100 plus varieties of beer, more than a dozen samplings of bacon inspired dishes, a bacon eating contest, and live entertainment.
In honor of the big game on Sunday, visitors will be able to compete in games for a variety of porky “Pigskin Classic” prizes.
The festival’s mission is “to provide education, recognition and downright gluttony of America’s other pastime, all while showcasing shining stars of swine and providing exposure to one of the fastest entertainment events in the nation,” the website says.
Get ideas and information for building the home of your dreams this weekend at the 41st annual Quad Cities Builders Remodelers Association Home Show at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island.
Over 130 vendors will showcase a wide variety of building and remodeling resources available in the area at this huge one stop shopping event.
“We want people to meet the businesses and builders that are available right here in our area so people can develop a relationship when they are doing a project,” said Julie Huffer, executive officer of the QCBRA, Davenport.
Exhibitors will include companies that offer building and remodeling services, products and services for kitchens and bathrooms, repairs and maintenance, flooring and lighting, windows, siding, lawn care and landscaping,