It's great to learn new things and hone dance techniques, but for the instructors and students at QC SoDa?which stands for Quad Cities Social Dancing?it's even more important to make new friends and have a blast. These dynamic rug-cutters use cha-cha, salsa, bachata, swing, and other ballroom styles as a vehicle toward a rollicking great time, cultivating a supportive atmosphere where students get to know each other as well as they get to know the lindy hop. Annual social dances, a Meetup presence, and Friday-night country western dances?with free popcorn?show that QC SoDa dancers are just as focused on making connections as they are on hitting the right steps.
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra tickles ears with beautiful melodies and spectacular performances during its annual "Holiday Pops" concerts. Guest conductor Michael Butterman takes charge of an all-star cast that features six-time U.S. figure-skating champion Todd Eldredge as he shows off his moves and carves his version of a perfect tumbleweed into the ice. Actor and Quad Cities native John Getz lends his vocal talents to festive proceedings, and internationally acclaimed trumpeter Jon Faddis jazzes up orchestral pieces with fiery improvisation. The show takes place at the i wireless Center, with guests choosing from lower-bowl seats for straight-ahead sightlines or upper-bowl perches for enviable views of conductor stage dives.
While bowlers have become accustomed to playing under fluorescent lighting and perching on vinyl seats, Jillian's updates the experience with a nightclub atmosphere and modern decor. Each lane in the black-light bowling lounge holds up to eight people in a luminous glow that?s harmless to the eyes of baby bats. Between bowling frames, three Brunswick Black Stallion billiard tables engage those with the urge for further friendly competition. Alternately, patrons can turn to the game room where they can get their adrenaline racing. Players sate between-set hunger pangs with the dining room's menu of American eats such as hot wings, burgers, and pizzas.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Denhart Baking Co. and Restaurant. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Long guest list? Not a problem at Denhart Baking Co. and Restaurant, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.
Throwing a big party? Count on Denhart Baking Co. and Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Denhart Baking Co. and Restaurant as often as you like! Denhart Baking Co. and Restaurant dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
The owners of Bombdigity Bar & Grill?dubbed by one of the owner's 9-year-old grandaughter?wanted to quickly sum up their eatery?s dining experience with one word. And the menu is bombdigity, with highlights such as salads, wraps, and the Bomb burger, stacked with bacon, grilled onion, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, house barbecue sauce, jalape?os, and onion rings. Inside the log structure, which is surrounded by the Plum Creek Arboretum, 4,888 square feet of space is topped off with a rustic cathedral ceiling. A medley of flat-screen TVs surround a horseshoe-shaped bar and the rest of the tables in the expansive dining room. Outside, two fire pits are surrounded by seating and tables for up to 100 people or 70 deer.
For an English experience at home, swing by Topsy's for a round of drinks. Top off your entree with drinks from the bar — Topsy's serves beer, wine and liquor. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Topsy's has all the room you'll need to be comfortable.
Guests can leave their vehicles in the nearby lot — valet service is also available — or circle the block for a spot on the street.
Keeping an eye on your budget? Topsy's is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. It's strictly cash-only at Topsy's, so make a trip to the ATM first. Head on over to Topsy's first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Topsy's is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.