Quad Cities Fall Pride this weekend features drag, comedy, veteran musicians

Wicked Liz and the Belly Swirls, Jordan Danielsen, Jasmine Masters and Cindy Foster at Quad Cities Fall Pride

DAVENPORT — You’ll find some beloved veteran local musicians, like Jordan Danielsen and Wicked Liz and the Belly Swirls. You’ll find a drag pageant and new title-holders crowned. You’ll find vendors and local groups — all things folks are accustomed to seeing at Quad Cities Fall Pride since 2015. This year, you’ll also find something new and different at the second Pride event of the year for the Quad Cities: a mainstage hour devoted to stand-up comedy. Comedian Cindy Foster takes the stage at Davenport’s LeClaire Park, near the intersection…

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RAYGUN Davenport store coming in November 2022

RAYGUN Davenport location three T-shirt phrases, and founder Mike Draper

DAVENPORT — RAYGUN, the legendary Des Moines-based T-shirt printer and creator of one-liners, announced Friday it is opening a store in downtown Davenport. Located at 2nd St and 2nd Ave., in the lower floor of the new Urbane210 apartment complex, the RAYGUN Davenport store will be RAYGUN’s eighth location in Iowa and Illinois. “We’ve looked at several locations in Davenport over the years and waited for the right one,” said Mike Draper, RAYGUN founder. “I’ve always liked the vibe of the city in general.” Draper said he’d been pondering a…

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New QC Primetime gathering aims to connect ‘mature’ LGBTQ+ adults in the Quad Cities

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ROCK ISLAND — Clock Inc. is both starting something new, and honoring a long-held tradition, with the kick-off of QC PrimeTime for “mature” LGBTQ+ adults in the Quad Cities. Adam Peters, Clock Inc.’s development director, decided to start the group after several older LGBTQ+ people asked him about it. “In my time here, I haven’t gotten so many folks in the door asking this question,” Peters said. “It is clearly needed.” Happening the last Tuesday of each month, QC PrimeTime promises “friendship, activities, support, and personal growth.” Attendees are asked…

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