by Jessica Waytenick • October 12, 2017

Quad Cities – Harry Potter and Houdini are both in the Quad Cities this November. 

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra performs Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third Street in Davenport, Iowa.  This concert features the entire film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™, being screened with the music removed from the print, and every note being performed live by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.  Audiences can relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen, while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.  Performances are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  For tickets and more information, contact the Quad City Symphony Orchestra at 563-322-0931 or

The German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St. in Davenport, Iowa, finishes its exhibit on the real-life magician on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Learn about Houdini’s early life before he was famous and about his tricks before this exhibit vanishes. 

Houdini: The Magic and Mystery tells of the life of Ehrich Weiss, a Hungarian immigrant to the U.S., and how he transformed into who we now know as The Great Harry Houdini.  Learn about the influences from his mother, French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, and even Sir Conan O'Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes, and how they shaped the Houdini Mythos.  Watch in awe at his tricks that made him into the pop cultural phenomenon that nearly all Americans recognize, and learn about the innovations and challenges outside of magic where Houdini succeeded and failed.

The German American Heritage Center is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 12-4 p.m.  Admission is $5 adults; $4 for ages 60 and up; $3 for ages 6-17.  For more information, visit or call 563-322-8844.  

Discover these and many more marvels on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities.  Contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at

The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.  The area is just a 2-½ hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.

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Symphony Media Contact: Caitlin Bishop, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, 563-322-0931 or

German American Heritage Center Media Contact: Kelly Lao, 563-322-8844 or

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