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The 120th Annual Washington Day Banquet will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Wednesday beginning at 6 pm. Featuring political commentator William Kristol, the editor-at-large of the Weekly Standard who appears on several news programs with his viewpoint on the current political climate, for tickets, call 309-672-2267 or visit www.crevecoeurclub.org

The Curious Savage continues at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Season (located in upper Bradley Park) tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Written by John Patrick, the comedy tells the story of Ethel P. Savage, an elderly woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students through high school and are available at the Corn Stock box office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at www.CornStockTheatre.com

The Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale continues in Central Illinois through March 19 and are available from individual girl scouts, at locations throughout the area or online. For full information about where and when cookies are available, visit www.girlscouts.org

Holy Family School will host an Early Childhood Round-Up at the school (located at 2329 West Reservoir Blvd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) beginning at 6:30 pm. Featuring tours, snacks, a photo booth and a miniature horse, teachers and other staff will be available to give information on available programs and to answer questions. Admission is free. For more information, call 309-688-2931 or visit http://school.peoriaholyfamily.com

Menopause The Musical will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center Theater tonight (Thursday) beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $42, $52 and $62 and are available at the at the Civic Center box office, by calling 800- 745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at http://ticketmaster.com

Jeff Richards will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm for $12, Friday at 7:30 pm for $15 and 9:45 pm for $12 and Saturday at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm for $15. For tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature John Miller & the Romaniacs on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members.
Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center will feature a dance lesson also on Friday from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. A cash bar will be available. Admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members.  For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Fayette Marksmen at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday & Saturday beginning at 7:15 pm and on Sunday at 3:05 pm. Tickets are $18 and $21 for lower bowl tickets and $11 and $13 for upper bowl tickets in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are available at the Peoria Civic Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 309-676-1040 or online at http://ticketmaster.com
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Cirque D’Or will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $28, $43, $63 and are available at the at the Civic Center box office, by calling 800- 745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at http://ticketmaster.com

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

Peoria Players Theatre will hold its Spring Vintage Clothing & Collectibles Sale on Saturday from 8 am – noon in the theatre lobby. Featuring unique clothing, items and accessories from all eras, admission is free. For more information, call 309-688-4473.

A workshop entitled “Starting a Business in Illinois” will be held at the Minority Business Development Center (located at 2139 SW Adams St. in Peoria) on Saturday from 10 am – Noon. The workshop, co-sponsored by the Morton Community Bank and the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University, is free. Register by calling 309-677-2992 or online at http://bradley.edu/turner/sabil

The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria will host a Candidate Forum at Washington High School (located at 115 Bondurant St. in Washington) on Saturday from 10 am – Noon for contested races in Tazewell County on the March 20th primary election ballots. Candidates expected to attend include John Ackerman, Brett Grimm and Shelly Hranka (running for Tazewell County Clerk), Jeffery Lower and Michael Eeten (Tazewell County Sheriff) and Scott Price, Steve Bresnahan and Charles Hanley (Tazewell County Coroner). All candidates will be on the Republican ballot. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.lwvgp.org

Laser Light Night will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum featuring Laser Vinyl (Hits from the 70’s and 80’s such as AC/DC, Van Halen, Queen, and Kansas) on Saturday at 6 pm and Laser Metallica at 7 pm. Admission is $5 for one show and $8 for both shows for members or $7 for one show and $12 both shows. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

A Kid’s Night Out will take place at Peoria Elite Gymnastics Academy (located at 2240 W Altorfer Dr. in Peoria) on Saturday from 6 – 9:30 pm. Featuring games, pizza plus supervised play on gymnastic equipment, trampolines, tumble trak, foam pits and a zipline. Admission is $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional siblings or friend who register together. Preregistration and payment is required in advance. For more information, call 309-713-1641 or visit www.peoriaelite.com

SMD & The Underground will perform at the Red Barn (located at 621 W Glen Ave. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 9 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SMDunderground

The Peoria Train Fair will take place at Illinois Central College’s East Peoria campus on Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm. A fundraiser for the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and the River City Model Railroad Club, the event will feature operating layouts, swap meet tables, videos and more. Admission is $3 for adults and kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RCMRRC

Engineering Day 2018 will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Sunday from Noon – 5 pm. Featuring engaging engineering activities throughout the museum conducted by local engineering groups, admission to this event is free.  Admission to the exhibit galleries, planetarium shows and the Giant Screen Theater are not included. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

A Bockwurst Dinner will be held at the Lindenhof (located at 7601 N Harker Dr. in Peoria) on Sunday from Noon to 6 pm. Featuring bockwurst, bratwurst and thuringer along with sauerkraut and German potato salad.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids aged 6-10 and free for kids 5 and under. Dessert is available for $2 extra. German Beers on draft including a bock bier plus German wines will also be available. For reservations or more information, call 309-691-7484 or visit www.peoriagermans.net

Celebrate Peoria: Black History Month will take place at the Peoria Playhouse (located at 2218 N Prospect Rd. Peoria) on Sunday from Noon – 5 pm. Children and families can participate in art-making, musical story time and more. Admission is $8.50 for ages 1 – 64, $7.50 for senior citizens aged 65+ and free for children under 1 and members. For more information, call 309-323-6900 or visit www.peoriaplayhouse.org

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra will present a Musical Discovery concert “Brilliant Bass” at the WTVP Studios (located at 101 State Street in Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 2 pm. Featuring PSO Principal Bass Austin Vawter, the event is designed to entertain and educate children through live demonstrations by PSO musicians and an “Instrument Petting Zoo” where children can hold and play the highlighted instrument. Families will be part of the live audience as the presentation is taped for broadcast on WTVP at a later date. Tickets start at $5 for children and $10 for adults and are available by calling 309-671-1096 or online at http://peoriasymphony.org

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The Curious Savage will be presented at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Season (Iocated in upper Bradley Park) on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm plus next Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Written by John Patrick, the comedy tells the story of Ethel P. Savage, an elderly woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students through high school and are available at the Corn Stock box office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at www.CornStockTheatre.com

Sunset Boulevard will be presented at Peoria Players Theatre (located at 4300 N University St. in Peoria) at 7:30 pm tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show is based on Billy Wilder’s Academy Award-winning 1950 film of the same title which tells the story of Norma Desmond, a faded star of the silent screen era, living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. When young screenwriter Joe Gillis accidentally crosses her path, she sees in him an opportunity to make her comeback to the big screen. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth and are available by calling 309-688-4473. For more information, visit at www.peoriaplayers.org

The Classic Film Series will feature The Godfather at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre tonight (Thursday) beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $8.50 for adult members, $7.50 for senior citizen members, $6.50 for child members or $10.50 for adults, $9.50 for senior citizens and $8.50 for kids and are available online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

An interactive art showcase and music video shoot for the song, “Together We Work“, will take place at the Contemporary Art Center (located at 305 Southwest Water Street in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Local musician Josiah Williams and Chelsie Tamms of Lettering Works will host the event. Tamms will have art on display, merchandise for sale and specially designed posters that complement the theme. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.jdeanwilliams.com

Nick Griffin will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm for $12, Friday at 7:30 pm for $15 and 9:45 pm for $12 and Saturday at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm with both shows at $15. For tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Full Flavor on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

March to the Plaza: A Night of Art, Music and More will take place in the Renaissance Room (located on the 3rd Floor of The Janssen Building at 110 SW Jefferson Ave. in Peoria) on Friday beginning at 5:30 pm. Browse through donated auction items from student and local artists plus enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction, live entertainment and more. All proceeds benefit The Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration, one of the longest running outdoor venues showcasing Peoria area Fine Arts students work and talents in the Fine Arts and Applied Arts through performances, exhibits and demonstrations. Tickets are $60 and are available by calling 309-253-2020 or online at www.springcelebration.org

Peoria Academy (located at 2711 W Willow Knolls Drive in Peoria) will host its Annual Multicultural Night on Friday from 5:30 – 8 pm. Featuring food from all around the world, music and performances representing the diverse cultures at the school, admission is free. Food tickets are $1 each. For more information, call 309-692-7570 or visit http://peoriaacademy.org

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos will take place in the Broadway Lounge at the MAXAM Building (located at the corners of Liberty and Washington in Downtown Peoria) on Friday & Saturday with dinner seating beginning at 6 pm. Admission for the dinner & show is $40 per person and is available by calling 309-494-9100 or at www.broadwaypeoria.com

Disney On Ice will present Reach for the Stars at the Peoria Civic Center for 5 shows: Friday at 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday at 1 pm and 5 pm each day. Ticket prices range between $20 and $90 including an opening night special price of $15 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 309-673-3200 or online at http://ticketmaster.com

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

Bill Engvall will perform at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday at 8 pm. Tickets are $39, $49, $59 and $89 and are available at the at the Civic Center box office, by calling 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at http://ticketmaster.com

Chemistry Demonstrations will take place in the Peoria Riverfront Museum Lobby on Saturday from 1- 2 pm. Bradley University Chemistry Club students will provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations. The activity is free with regular admission, which is $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens 60+ and $9 for youth 3 – 17. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Romance at the Zoo will look at the complicated, beautiful and sometimes bizarre courtship rituals of the animal kingdom at the Peoria Zoo on Saturday beginning at 2 pm. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Cost is $15 per person for ages 18 and up. Registration is required and may be done by calling 309-681-3559. For more information, visit www.peoriazoo.org

A Couple’s Terrarium Class will be held at Green View (located at 2700 W Cedar Hills Dr. in Dunlap) on Saturday beginning at 4 pm. Learn how to make their own terrarium that you can take home plus enjoy wine and chocolate during the class. Cost is $45 per couple and pre-registration is required and may be made by calling 309-243-7761.

A five course Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two will take place at East Port Banquet Center (located at 703 Mariners Way in East Peoria) on Saturday at 6 pm. Featuring shrimp cocktail served in a martini glass, zuppa Toscana soup, artisan blend garden salad, filet mignon with bourbon sauce, breast of chicken with Tuscany cream sauce and fresh steamed asparagus. Dessert includes raspberry cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries. Cost per couple is $90 pr $110 with wine service. Food provided by Barrack’s Hospitality Group. For reservations, call 309-692-3990.

Dinner & a Movie featuring The Princess Bride will take place at the Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. Featuring dinner and desert catered by Kickapoo Creek Winery, an open bar, a souvenir photo, popcorn and the movie, tickets are $67 for members and $75 for adults and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The 15th Annual Fasching Ball, traditional German costume ball, will take place at the Lindenhof (located at 7601 N Harker Drive in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. Featuring a costume contest with prizes, a cash bar and live music by West MacQueen Street Band, admission is $8 per person and attendees are encouraged to bring an appetizer to share. For more information, call 309-697-4195 or visit www.peoriagermans.net

Wildlife Prairie Park will host the 5th Annual “Wild About Love” with happy hour beginning at 6 pm with a free wine and beer hour followed by a five-course dinner and prize drawings, couples’ photos, live DJ and dancing. Tickets are $50 for park members and $75 for adults. A cash bar will also be available. For more information, or call 309-676-0998 or visit http://wildlifeprairiepark.org

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos will perform at Kickapoo Creek Winery (located at 6605 North Smith Rd. in Edwards) on Saturday at 6 pm. Tickets are $50 and include a full service gourmet dinner with dessert, a rose for the ladies, a complementary champagne toast plus the dueling pianos show. For tickets and more information, call 309-495-9463 or visit www.kickapoocreekwinery.com

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra will present Romance at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Featuring conductor George Stelluto, Marcia Henry Liebenow on violin and the BraziLionaires, tickets range from $55 – $85 and $10 for students and are available by calling 309-671-1096 or online at http://peoriasymphony.org

Romance Under the Stars will take place in the Dome Planetarium at the Riverfront Museum on Saturday and Wednesday (Valentine’s Day) at 8 pm. Featuring a special tour of the Cosmos exploring romantic constellations in Peoria’s night sky plus a trip to the most breathtaking places in the Universe using the real-time Uniview system, you’ll also receive a glass of wine or sparkling juice and a small bag of chocolates. For ages 21 and over, cost is $15 for members or $20 for the public. Tickets are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The Y Wait Camp Extravaganza will take place at the Peoria YMCA (located at 7000 North Fleming Lane in Peoria) on Sunday from 2 – 6 pm. Featuring information about YMCA summer camp, door prizes, games and camp activities, information about swim lessons and the swim team, applications for scholarships plus discounts plus a drawing to win a free week of camp with registration. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.peoriaymca.org

Illinois Presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama will be presented at the Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre on Sunday beginning at 2 pm. A panel discussion featuring local experts will speak about the four presidents who are associated with Illinois, their time in our state, their presidential accomplishments and their impact on the world stage. A moderated discussion will follow with questions from the audience. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. Admission is $5 for members or $10 for adults and may be purchased in advance by calling 309-686-7000 or at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

An Old Time Folk and Country Jam will take place at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) on Sunday from 3:30 – 5 pm. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument for a jam session, to meet other musicians and learn new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged to attend. Admission is free, however donations are requested. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

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Sunset Boulevard will be presented at Peoria Players Theatre (located at 4300 N University St. in Peoria) at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show is based on Billy Wilder’s Academy Award-winning 1950 film of the same title which tells the story of Norma Desmond, a faded star of the silent screen era, living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. When young screenwriter Joe Gillis accidentally crosses her path, she sees in him an opportunity to make her comeback to the big screen. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth and are available by calling 309-688-4473. For more information, visit at www.peoriaplayers.org

The Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame will take place at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette (located at 501 Main St.) tonight (Thursday) at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $200 per seat or $2,000 for a table of 10. For more information, visit www.juniorachievement.org

The Classic Film Series will feature Casablanca at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre tonight (Thursday) beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $8.50 for adult members, $7.50 for senior citizen members, $6.50 for child members or $10.50 for adults, $9.50 for senior citizens and $8.50 for kids and are available online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The Central Illinois Herpetological Society will meet at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) tonight (Thursday) at 7 pm featuring a speaker, raffles, announcements of trips and exhibits. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.centralillinoisherp.com

Whisper & Shout will take place at the Contemporary Art Center tonight (Thursday) beginning at 8 pm. An open mic for sharing and inspiring poetry, admission is $4 for members or $8 for non-members.
Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature The Brazillionaires on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members.
Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center will feature a dance lesson on Friday from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. Admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

Enjoy Ground Hog Day at Wildlife Prairie Park with Gertie the Groundhog on Friday beginning at 6 am to see if she will predict an early spring or not. Admission is free until 9 am. For more information, visit www.wildlifeprairie.org

The Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show will take place at the Peoria Civic Center from 9 am – 5 pm on Friday & from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday. Admission is free with completed registration form available at the door. For more information, visit www.midwesttruckshow.com

The CIAO First Fridays Artists’ Tour will take place on Friday from 5 – 9 pm at the Contemporary Art Center, Studios on Sheridan and the Prairie Center of the Arts plus other studios in the Peoria area where visitors can view artist demonstrations as well as purchase pieces. For a complete map of the locations, visit http://ciaopeoria.com

The First Friday Open House for the Artistic Abilities Exhibit will take place at First United Methodist Church (located at 116 NE Perry Ave. in Peoria) on Friday from 5 – 8:30 pm. Featuring live entertainment by Projekts, view the passion and talent of local artists with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts with artwork from the Community Workshop & Training Center, Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge and Tazewell County Resource Center. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.fumcpeoria.org/fostergallery

Central Illinois Friends will host its 4th Annual Mardi Gras at the Waterhouse (located at 316 SW Washington St. in Peoria) on Friday beginning at 6 pm with a cocktail reception. Featuring unlimited draft beer and house wine, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, a cash bar, music, dancing, a silent auction and much more, guests are encouraged to dress for the Mardi Gras theme. Tickets are $75 per person, $135 per couple or $600 for a group of 10 and are available online HERE

The 13th Annual Black and Blue Ball to benefit Easterseals will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday beginning at 6 pm. Featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live and silent auctions plus live music and dancing, tickets are $125 and reservations can be made by calling 309-686-1177. For more information, visit www.kidstherapyprogress.com

The Illinois High School 10-Minute Play Festival will take place at Eureka College (located at 300 E College Ave. in Eureka) on Friday from 7 – 9 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call 309-467-6363.

Etta May will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and 9:15 pm. Tickets are $15 except for the Friday late show, which are $12. For tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

The Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln Exhibition opens at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday and runs through June 3. As part of the state-wide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Illinois becoming a state, the exhibition is a collection of state-wide artifacts celebrating the state’s influential people, places and innovations in Illinois history. Celebrate Illinois Family Day will take place in the lobby also on Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm. Visitors will explore the history of our great state with treats, trivia games, crafts, a unique selfie station plus a special performance by the Civil War Dancers a 1 pm. Admission is free for members and $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens aged 60+ or $0 for youth ages 3 – 17. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Trivia Night will take place at Redeemer Lutheran Church (located at 6801 N Allen Road in Peoria) with registration on Saturday beginning at 6:30 pm. A silent auction will also take place that night. Admission is $15 per person which includes babysitting, popcorn and soda with proceeds benefiting the Concordia Lutheran School Band. To Reserve a table, call 309-691-8921 or visit https://goo.gl/rfNQpv

A Valentine Kid’s Night Out will take place at Peoria Elite Gymnastics Academy (located at 2240 W Altorfer Dr. in Peoria) on Saturday from 6 – 9 pm. Featuring games, pizza plus supervised play on gymnastic equipment, trampolines, tumble trak, foam pits and a zipline, kids aged 5 – 16 are encouraged to wear red or pink. Admission is $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional child for siblings & friends who register together. Preregistration and payment is required in advance and must be made by Noon on Saturday. For more information, call 309-713-1641 or visit www.peoriaelite.com

The Bradley Braves will take on Drake at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $8, $14, $20 and $55 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 309-673-3200 or online at http://ticketmaster.com

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HopScotch will take place at the Peoria PlayHouse (located at 2218 N Prospect Road in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) from 6 – 9 pm. An adults only event, it features food from the Cookery, tours of the museum, games for adults with prizes, whiskey cocktails, craft beers, a live auction and music provided by Projekts. Tickets are $55 per person or $85 for VIP tickets and include 6 drink tickets to use throughout the night. For more information or to order online tickets, visit www.peoriaplayhouse.org

The Classic Film Series will feature Citizen Kane at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre tonight (Thursday) beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $8.50 for adult members, $7.50 for senior citizen members, $6.50 for child members or $10.50 for adults, $9.50 for senior citizens and $8.50 for kids and are available online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Avenged Sevenfold with guest Breaking Benjamin will perform at the Peoria Civic Center Arena tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25, $49 and $75 and are available at the PCC box office, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at http://ticketmaster.com

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council will present “Japanese Culture and the Geopolitics of East Asia” at Bradley University’s Westlake Hall tonight (Thursday) beginning at 7 pm. Featuring Aaron Hoover, a Bradley alumnus specializing in international, religious and Japanese affairs, who will discuss the socio-cultural themes present in Japan in relation to current events affecting the region. Japanese relations with North Korea, South Korea and the Trump administration will be examined. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.pawac.org

Auggie Smith will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm with $10 tickets, Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm with $15 tickets and Friday at 9:45 pm with $12 tickets which are available by calling 309-673-5853 or visiting www.jukeboxcomedy.com

The Weddings of a Lifetime Bridal Show will take place at Embassy Suites (located at 100 Conference Center Drive in East Peoria) from 5 – 8 p on Friday and from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday. Admission and parking are free, however registration is required and is available at http://heavenonearthfloraldesigns.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature State of Mind on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Evansville Thunderbolts at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday at 7:15 pm and on Sunday at 3:15 pm. Tickets are $18 and $21 for lower bowl tickets and $11 and $13 for upper bowl tickets in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at http://ticketmaster.com
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The Illinois Music Educators Conference (IMEC) All-State Jazz Night Concert will take place in the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday beginning at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5 at the door.
On Saturday, the Illinois Music Educators Conference (IMEC) All-State Concert will begin at 1 pm in the Peoria Civic Center arena. The IMEC Honors Concert will take place beginning at 3:30 pm. Both concerts feature orchestra and choral performances. The All-State Elementary Concert will take place in the Peoria Civic Center Room 400 beginning at 12:15 pm. Admission is $5 for the general public for all three concerts and are available at the door.  For more information about the IMEC conference and concerts, visit www.ilmea.org

SMDuo will perform at TNT’s (located at 3304 Meadow Ave. in East Peoria) on Friday from 8 – 11 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/smdillard

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

FamilyCore’s Frosty 5K and Dog Walk will take place in front of Running Central (located at 311 SW Water St. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 9 am for runners and 9:05 am for walkers and dog walkers with an awards ceremony following at the Gateway Building (located at 200 NE Water St. in downtown Peoria).  Registration is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the race, $60 for families of 3 or 4 and $25 for walkers. For more information and to register, visit www.familycore.org

The AARP Income Tax Assistance Program appointment scheduling day will be held at the Alpha Park Library (located at 3527 S. Airport Road in Bartonville) on Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm. No tax questions will be answered this day and no phone calls will be accepted. Appointments will be scheduled between February 1 and April 13. Assistance with tax preparation is free.

The Illinois Theatre Association will host an Audition Clinic at the Corn Stock Theatre Center (located 1700 N Park Rd. in Peoria) on Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm. The clinic will give high-school aged actors insider information about what to expect at the ITA Statewide non-equity professional auditions in February at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and how to best prepare for professional auditions in general. Cost to participate in the clinic is $10 or free for ITA or Corn Stock Theatre members. Registration in advance is required and is available HERE

Winter Warming: A Toast to Creativity Benefit, will be held at the Life Together Center (located at 3625 N Sheridan Rd. in Peoria) on Saturday from 6 – 9:30 pm. The evening features wine, beer, food, and friends to benefit the Sun Foundation’s youth programming. The event is for ages 21 & over. Tickets are $65 and VIP tickets are $650 for a table for 8 and include wine and beer tastings. For more information, visit www.sunfoundation.org

Miss Flo’s Double D’s Drag Queens and Duets Fundraiser will take place at the Corn Stock Theatre Center (located at 1700 N Park Rd. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 6:30 pm. Featuring food and the show, tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. For more information and for online tickets, visit www.cornstocktheatre.com

The Estampe Trio will perform the First United Methodist Church (located at 116 NE Perry Ave. in Peoria) on Sunday during the 8:30 am and 11 am services as well as a concert on Sunday at 4 pm, “Rhythm and Color- The 20th Century Global Trailblazers”.   Admission is free. For more information, call 309-673-3641 or visit www.musicatfirst.com

Winterfest will be held at the Lindenhof (located at 7601 N Harker Dr. in Peoria) on Sunday from noon – 6 pm. Featuring a German buffet including Schnitzel vom Schwein, parmesan chicken, bratwurst, Bavarian baked chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, spaetzle, sauerkraut and red cabbage plus hot chocolate and coffee for $12 for adults and $6 for kids age 6 – 10. Kids 5 and under are free and are encouraged to come in costume. Apple strudel or apple cake $2 extra. Live entertainment by the Peoria Accordion Club 12:30 – 5 pm. Hot mugs of glühwein (hot spiced wine), bock and doppelbock beers will be available for purchase. For reservations or more information, call 309-691-7484 or visit www.peoriagermans.net

The Rat Pack is Back will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Sunday beginning at 7 pm. A tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin, tickets are $32, $45 and $59 and available at the PCC box office, by calling 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at http://ticketmaster.com

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The 2018 Peoria Kids Fest will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday from 10 am – 7 pm. Attractions include Fun on the Run inflatables, indoor rock climbing, a kids activity zone, carnival rides, Barnyard Discoveries and look-alike characters. Tickets are $7 or free for kids under 3 or the Avanti’s Family 4 Pack with 2 adults and 2 kids is $25 and are available at the door. For information, visit www.facebook.com/PeoriaKidsFest

Leaving Iowa continues at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Season (located in upper Bradley Park) tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Written by two Bradley alumni, the critically-acclaimed comedy is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation” and a roast of their dedication to the family road trip. Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students through high school and are available at the box office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at www.CornStockTheatre.com

The Classic Film Series will feature Singin’ in the Rain at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre tonight (Thursday) beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $8.50 for adult members, $7.50 for senior citizen members, $6.50 for child members or $10.50 for adults, $9.50 for senior citizens and $8.50 for kids and are available online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

A discussion of how a City-Owned Water Company can be managed by a private company will be presented at Advanced Medical Transport (located at 1718 N Sterling Ave. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) beginning at 6 pm. Featuring speakers Suresh Jambunathan and Margaret M. “Peg” Becker of Veolia, admission is free. This is part of a series of public meetings hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria to evaluate the possible purchase of the water utility. For more information, visit www.lwvgp.org

Jon Huck will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) for $10 at 8 pm and Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm for $15 and 9:45 pm for $12. For tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Derel Monteith on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members.
Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center will feature a dance lesson also on Friday from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. A cash bar will be available. Admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members.  For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos will take place in the Broadway Lounge at the MAXAM Building (located at the corners of Liberty and Washington in Downtown Peoria) on Friday & Saturday with dinner seating beginning at 6 pm. Admission for the Friday dinner & show is $40 per person and on Saturday is $50 per person which is a benefit for the Richwoods St. Jude Run. For information or reservations, call 309-494-9100 or visit www.broadwaypeoria.com

Gimme Shelter 2018: A Night to End Homelessness will take place at the Peoria Civic Center beginning at 6 pm on Friday and running through 6 am on Saturday. Local celebrities will raise funds for the “privilege” of spending the night outside in a cardboard box. Hosted by the South Side Office of Concern (SSOC) to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those in our community without homes and to give our citizens an opportunity to help in the fight to end homelessness in the area, participants will experience a bit of what it might be like to be outside, overnight, in the coldest part of a Central Illinois winter. Proceeds from Gimme Shelter will benefit the organization and support homeless outreach services and permanent supportive housing to end homelessness in our community. For more information, call 309-222-2751. To register to participate visit www.ssocpeoria.org

Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience will be presented by the ICC Guest Artists Series at the ICC Performing Arts Center on the East Peoria campus on Friday beginning at at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available at the ICC box office, by calling 309-694-5136 or online at http://artsaticc.com

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

The Peoria RiverFront Market will be revived for an Indoor Winter Market at the River Station on Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm. This one-time event features winter produce, local meats, eggs, breads, baked goods, dried herbs, jar soups and desserts, as well as local arts and live music. Bloody Marys, mimosas, coffee and hot chocolate will also be available. For more information, visit www.visitdowntownpeoria.com

The 4th Annual I’ve Decided Motivational Conference will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm featuring keynote speaker Jones Loflin, an inspirational success panel, educational break out sessions and local vendor resources. Cost is $149 through Friday or $169 at the door. For more details and to register, visit http://www.ivedecided.org

The Women’s March to the Polls will take place at Riverfront Park (located at 1201 Riverside Dr. in East Peoria) on Saturday beginning at Noon. A nonviolent gathering of women, femmes, and allies to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and to launch the 2018 #PowerToThePolls agenda, the event will feature live music from Sarah Marie Dillard of Sarah & The Underground and Jessica Wilson of Projekts. Admission is free, however donations are accepted at http://heartofillinoisnow.org

The 11th Annual Whitney’s Walk Chili Cook-Off will take place at the Brimfield American Legion (located at 121 W Knoxville St, Brimfield) on Saturday beginning at 5:30 pm. Register to enter your favorite recipe from 4 – 5 pm for $20 plus a 4 quart pot of the chili to win one of many awards. Taste the competitors’ chili plus get an endless bowl of chili for $5. Hot dogs and brats will also be available for purchase plus there will also be a silent and live auction. A benefit to help support programs for depression awareness and suicide prevention, for more information, call 309-446-9678 or visit www.facebook.com/WhitneysWalkforLife

Cabernet & Clay: Hand Built Ceramics will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Studio 1 on Saturday from 6:30 – 9 pm. Local teacher and artist, Al Corpuz, will lead participants in a variety of ceramic techniques, including glazing, wheel throwing and hand-building which will then be fired and glazed. For ages 21 & over, cost is $33 or $30 members which includes a variety of wine and light snacks. Registration is required and available at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The Bradley Braves will take on the Evansville Purple Aces at the Peoria Civic Center (located at 201 SW Jefferson Ave. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $8, $14, $20 and $55 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 309-673-3200 or online at http://ticketmaster.com

Crossbones, a trombone ensemble comprised of central Illinois musicians, will perform on Sunday during the 8:30 am & 11 am worship services at First United Methodist Church (located at 116 NE Perry Ave. in Peoria). Directed by Darren Seymour, for more information, call 309-673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org

The 6th Annual Weddings UnVeiled Bridal Show will take place at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette (located 501 W. Main St. in Peoria) on Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm. Featuring over 50 vendors including cakes and foods to sample, photographers, design ideas and more, admission is free, however registration is required and is available at www.heavenonearthfloraldesigns.com

Music in the McKenzie will present Sally Barris at the Peoria Public Library, North Branch (located at 3001 West Grand Parkway in Peoria) on Sunday from 2 – 4 pm. Admission is free and a portion of CD sales support The Friends of Peoria Public Library. For more information, visit www.peoriapubliclibrary.org

Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe with special guest Justin Dyar on trumpet & flugelhorn will perform during the monthly Central Illinois Jazz Society concert series at the Trailside Event Center above Trefzger’s Bakery (located at 4416 N Prospect Road in Peoria Heights) on Sunday at 7:15 pm. The house band will open at 6 pm. Admission is $6 for members, $8 non-members and free for students. For information, call 309-692-5330 or visit www.cijs.org

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Leaving Iowa will be presented at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Season (located in upper Bradley Park) beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. Written by two Bradley alumni, the critically-acclaimed comedy is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation” and a roast of their dedication to the family road trip. Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students through high school and are available at the box office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at www.CornStockTheatre.com

Winterfest runs through Sunday with ice skating outside on the corner of Fulton St and Jefferson Ave. (adjacent to the Peoria Civic Center).  Admission is $10 with skate rental, $8 with your own skates and $5 for children 3 and under. For full details including hours and other special promotions, visit www.pncwinterfest.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Dexter O’Neal & Funk Yard on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members.  For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

Community Workshop and Training Center (CWTC) will host its Annual Super Trivia Challenge at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino on Friday beginning at 6 pm. Featuring appetizers, cash bar and prizes to be awarded to the top three teams, registration is $30 per person or $240 for a table of 8 with proceeds benefiting programs and services for CWTC consumers and is available by calling 309-686-3300 or online at www.cwtc.org

The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Evansville Thunderbolts at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday beginning at 7:15 pm. Tickets are $18 and $21 for lower bowl tickets and $11 and $13 for upper bowl tickets in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are available at the Peoria Civic Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at http://ticketmaster.com  For more information about the Rivermen, visit www.Rivermen.net

The Penguin Project will present Mary Poppins Jr. at Eastlight Theatre (located within the East Peoria High School Auditorium) beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $12 and are available at the box office at 309-699-7469 or online at www.eastlighttheatre.com  For more information about the Penguin Project, visit http://penguinprojectpeoria.org

Donnie Baker and the Pork Pistols will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling 309-673-5853 or online at www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

Eat, Drink and Be Married will take place at Five Points Washington (located at 360 North Wilmor Road in Washington) on Saturday from Noon – 2:30 pm. Featuring wine tasting, appetizers from local caterers plus a photobooth, find caterers, cake bakeries, stylists, photographers, DJs, florists, wedding planners, designers & more. Admission is free, however, registration is required and is available at www.fivepointswashington.org

Chemistry Demonstrations will take place in the Peoria Riverfront Museum Lobby on Saturday from 1- 2 pm. Bradley University Chemistry Club students will provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations. Admission to the Museum is $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens 60+ and $9 for youth 3 – 17. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

A viewing of the movie “The Sultan and the Saint” will take place at the Marty Theater in the Bradley University Student Center (located at 915 N Elmwood Ave. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. A docudrama about Muslim-Christian peacemaking narrated by Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons. Admission is free, however registration is required and may be made at www.peoriasultansaint.eventbrite.com  The film contains some scenes of violence and may not be appropriate for ages 12 & under. For more information about the film, visit www.sultanandthesaintfilm.com

Whiskey at the Warehouse will take place at the Warehouse on State (located at 736 SW Washington St. in Peoria) on Saturday from 5:30 – 8 pm. Featuring heavy appetizers, one whiskey cocktail, a performance by “Time for Three”, a silent auction and raffle, tickets are $60 and are available at the door.  For more information, visit www.peoriasymphony.org

A Stuffed Animal Sleepover to benefit Crittenton Centers will take place at the IVY Club (located at 5102 N Galena Rd. in Peoria Heights) on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. Featuring pizza and a movie for kids who are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals and blankets. At 8:45 pm, they’ll tuck their stuffed animals in for the night and return in the morning for a pancake breakfast at 10:30 am to see pictures of their toys’ overnight adventures. Cost is $15 per child and $8 for breakfast for parents on Sunday (not required) and registration is available at www.facebook.com/IVYClubPeoria

A Wine & Art Night – Star Wars Art will take place at the Riverfront Museum on Saturday from 7 – 9 pm. Jack Daleske will lead you in creating a unique piece of Star Wars art. Cost is $30 for members or $33 for the public and includes all materials, wine and light snacks. Participants must be 21 or older and seating is limited. Tickets are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Jeff Dunham will perform his Passively Aggressive show at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $46.50 and are available at the at the Civic Center box office, by calling 800- 745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at http://ticketmaster.com

The Heritage Ensemble will present its 18th Annual Martin Luther King Choral Celebration at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, $8 for students and are available at the ICC box office, by calling 309-694-5136 or online at www.ArtsatICC.com

Bride Inspired will take place at Embassy Suites (located at 100 Conference Center Dr. in East Peoria) on Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm. Featuring 4 concept designs that will help brides envision the theme for their wedding, the 4 concepts include tablescapes, ceremony and reception designs and bridal bouquets. Brides can get insights into color trends and designs for 2018 weddings including classic elegant, vintage, modern and boho rustic. Admission is free, however registration is required and is available at http://heavenonearthfloraldesigns.com

A lecture regarding the Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois exhibit will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Auditorium on Sunday beginning at 2 pm. Admission is free for the lecture, however regular admission is required to view the exhibit which is free for members or $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens 60+ and $9 for youth ages 3 – 17. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

An Old Time Folk and Country Jam will take place at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) on Sunday from 3:30 – 5 pm. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument for a jam session, meet other musicians and learn new songs. Admission is free, however donations are requested. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra will present Time for Three at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Sunday beginning at 3 pm. Featuring conductor George Stelluto with Ranaan Meyer on double bass, Nick Kendall and Charles Yang on violin, they’ll perform eclectic and standard popular music blending classical, gypsy, and jazz idioms, in mash-ups that combine Beethoven, Mozart, and Mahler with the Beatles and more. Tickets range from $25 to $85 and from $10 for students and are available at the PSO Box Office, by calling 309-671-1096 or online at www.peoriasymphony.org

Wildlife Adventure Camp will take place at Wildlife Prairie Park on Monday from 7:30 am – 5 pm. Featuring indoor & outdoor activities (weather permitting) at the park, programming and activities are tailored to the three age groups: K – 2nd, 3rd – 5th and 6th – 8th. Cost is $50 per child and registration is available along with more details at http://wildlifeprairiepark.org

The 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on Monday beginning at Noon. Featuring keynote speaker Tamron Hall, formerly the American national news anchor for NBC News, day-side anchor for MSNBC, host of the program MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall and a co-host of Today’s Take, the third hour of Today. Dexter O’Neil and Funkyard will provide live music. Tickets are $50 and tables of 10 are $500. For For more information, call 309-453-4070 or visit www.mlkluncheon.com

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Heartland Festival Orchestra will present A New Year’s Greeting – That’s Amore at Five Points Washington (located at 360 N Wilmor Rd. in Washington) on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Featuring vocalists Sarah Jane McMahon and Sal Viviano, it’s a musical salute to Italy, with timeless hits of legends Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra plus opera favorites by the greats: Puccini and Rossini. Tickets are $38 for adults and $10 for students and are available at Kidder Music in Peoria with cash or check or online at www.heartlandfestivalorchestra.org

Winterfest continues with ice skating outside on the corner of Fulton St and Jefferson Ave. (adjacent to the Peoria Civic Center).  Admission is $10 with skate rental, $8 with your own skates, $5 for children 3 and under. For full details including hours and other special promotions, visit www.pncwinterfest.com

The Central Illinois Herpetological Society will meet at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) tonight (Thursday) at 7 pm featuring a speaker, raffles, announcements of trips and exhibits and opportunities for hobbyists to interact with one another. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.centralillinoisherp.com

Preacher Lawson will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) for $17 at 8 pm and Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm for $22. For tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Whisper & Shout will take place at the Contemporary Art Center tonight (Thursday) beginning at 8 pm. An open mic for sharing and inspiring poetry, admission is $4 for members or $8 for non-members.
Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature JuJu Jonny on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members.
And Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center will also take place on Friday featuring a dance lesson from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. Admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

First Friday at the Museum will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Friday from 5 – 9 pm. Featuring their exhibit, Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois, in the International Feature Gallery with activities like drawing in the galleries and a chance to discover regional artists. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The CIAO First Fridays Artists’ Tour will take place on Friday from 5 – 9 pm at various locations including the Contemporary Art Center, Studios on Sheridan and the Prairie Center of the Arts plus other locations where visitors can view artist demonstrations as well as purchase pieces. For a complete map of the locations, visit http://ciaopeoria.com

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

Peoria Audubon Society and Forest Park Nature Center will present Eagles on the Illinois River at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) on Saturday from 10 am – Noon. This day is dedicated to the appreciation of Bald Eagles and includes presentations and tours along the Illinois River. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

Bald Eagle Day will take place at Wildlife Prairie Park on Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm featuring crafts and activities in the Visitor Center all day, a raptor display and program, beginning birder walks and a feathered friends program. Admission is free for members or $8 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and $6 for seniors over 65. For more information, call 309-676-0998 or visit www.WildlifePrairiePark.org

Take a docent-led gallery tour of Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois in the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s International Feature Gallery on Saturday beginning at 2 pm. The tour is free with regular admission which is free for members or $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens 60+ or $9 for youth ages 3 – 17. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

A Sherlock Holmes Birthday Party will take place at the Peoria Public Library’s North Branch (located at 3001 West Grand Parkway in Peoria) on Saturday from 3 – 5 pm. Celebrating Sherlock Holmes’ 164th Birthday, local Sherlockian expert Brad Keefauver of sherlockpeoria.blogspot.com will deliver a presentation and answer questions plus compete in a Sherlock Holmes Trivia match and enjoy a piece of birthday cake. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.peoriapubliclibrary.org

The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Knoxville Ice Bears at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Saturday beginning at 7:15 pm. Tickets are $18 and $21 for lower bowl tickets and $11 and $13 for upper bowl tickets in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are available at the Peoria Civic Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at http://ticketmaster.com  For more information about the Rivermen, visit www.Rivermen.net

World Championship ICE Racing’s 2018 Next Generation Fire On Ice Tour will take place at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $17 for adult general admission, $22 for adult reserved seating, $8.50 for kids general admission and $11 for kids reserved seating with a $3 increase the day of show and are available at the box office, by calling 309-434-2679, any Ticketmaster location or online at http://ticketmaster.com

The Elegant Bridal Expo will take place at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria on Sunday from Noon – 4 pm. Admission is free, however online registration is required. VIP and Diamond VIP packages are also available. Register for all types of admission at www.elegantbridalexpo.com

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Watch our last entertainment report of 2017 at https://youtu.be/323T3lLSQ28 – it’s a wrap up to thank our title sponsor, Avanti’s, along with our event sponsor organizations who make the weekly reports possible! We are extremely grateful for this support throughout the year as well as your interest in watching them! We also have to give a shout out to our videographer who produces all our reports, Frank Blain of Pro Video Productions – without him, they definitely would not happen! We hope you’ve enjoyed our reports in 2017 and we look forward to our 2018 reports which are already in production! Make sure to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter so you don’t miss any of our video reports at www.ExplorePeoria.com

A Nature Art Show and Sale Open House continues at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) through New Year’s Eve weekdays and Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 1 – 5 pm. Featuring a variety of media and unique artwork all created by local artists, items include original nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry and more. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

Winterfest continues with ice skating outside on the corner of Fulton St and Jefferson Ave. (adjacent to the Peoria Civic Center).  Admission is $10 with skate rental, $8 with your own skates, $5 for children 3 and under. For full details including hours and other special promotions, visit www.pncwinterfest.com

Folepi’s Winter Wonderland continues through New Year’s Eve at the VFW Post 2078 Park off Springfield Road (located at 123 Par 3 Lane in East Peoria). The drive-through electric park is the Festival of Lights’ signature event featuring the majority of the Parade of Lights floats and many other lighted displays. Hours are 5 – 9 pm Sundays through Thursdays and 5 – 11 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Cost is $10 for all vehicles excepts full size buses, which are $150. For more information, visit www.folepi.org

A Kwanzaa Display continues through New Year’s Eve at Luthy Botanical Garden (located at 2520 N Prospect Rd. in Peoria) featuring African plants throughout the Holiday Poinsettia Show. Learn the significance of Mishumaa Saba and Zawadi. Garden hours are 10 am – 5 pm daily. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Nathan Taylor & Friends on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

Enjoy a Candlelight Walk through the Poinsettia Show at Luthy Botanical Garden (located at 2520 N. Prospect in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday from 6 – 9 pm. The walk takes you through the Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live performances of holiday music. The show runs throughout the days also from 10 am – 5 pm through New Year’s Eve. Admission is free, however donations are welcome. The Garden is closed on New Year’s Day. For more information, call 309-686-3362 or visit www.peoriaparks.org

The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Evansville Thunderbolts at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday beginning at 7:15 pm. The 1st Annual Wiener Dog Races will take place during the intermissions featuring Trixie, the ExplorePeoria.com mascot.  Tickets are $18 and $21 for lower bowl tickets and $11 and $13 for upper bowl tickets in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at http://ticketmaster.evyy.net/c/259509/264167/4272   For more information about the Rivermen, visit www.Rivermen.net

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

John Roy will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm for $15 and on New Year’s Eve beginning at 7 pm with a hot and cold buffet starting at 7 pm for $25 or at 11 pm which includes a champagne toast at midnight for $25. For tickets and more information, visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Comedy Jam will take place at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday beginning at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $36, $46, $66 and $96 and are available at the at the Civic Center box office, by calling 800- 745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at http://ticketmaster.evyy.net/c/259509/264167/4272

Take a docent-led gallery tour of Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s International Feature Gallery on Saturday beginning at 2 pm. The tour is free with regular admission which is free for members or $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens 60+ or $9 for youth ages 3 – 17. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

A New Year’s Eve Countdown will take place on Sunday at the Peoria Civic Center featuring skating from noon – 9 pm, a children’s ball drop at 7 pm, a 6 foot diameter ball drop midnight, fireworks, live music from Dexter O’Neal and the Funk Yard, drinks and more. Admission to the event is free except for skating or the ice slide which is $10 including skate rental or $8 if you bring your own for ages 6 and up and $5 for ages 5 and under. Unlimited rides on the ice slide is included with admission. For more information, visit www.peoriaciviccenter.com

The Bradley Braves will take on Northern Iowa at the Peoria Civic Center (located at 201 SW Jefferson Ave. in Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 1 pm. Tickets are $8, $14, $20 and $55 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 309-673-3200 or online at http://ticketmaster.evyy.net/c/259509/264167/4272

An all inclusive New Year’s Eve Celebration will take place at Metamora Fields Golf Club (located at 801 Progress St. in Metamora) on Sunday from 6:30 pm – 12:30 am. Tickets are $100 and include buffet, premium open bar, live entertainment by Sweetwater and prizes. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 309-367-4000.

The Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos New Year’s Eve Bash will take place at the MAXAM Building (located at the corners of Liberty and Washington in Downtown Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 7 pm. Admission for the two entree dinner buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, open bar and show is $86 per person. For information or reservations, call 309-494-9100 or visit www.howlinonwater.com

The Way Down Wanderers will perform at Limelight Eventplex (located at 8102 N University St. in Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 8 pm. Advanced general admission tickets are $18 and are available at www.limelighteventplex.com

A Special New Year’s Salsa at CAC will take place at the Contemporary Art Center on Sunday featuring a dance lesson  from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm – 1 am. Bring your own drinks and food or purchase them from the Rhythm Kitchen. Welcome in the New Year with complementary party favors and a champagne toast. Admission is $7 for members or $10 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

The 17th Annual Get Lit New Year’s Eve Fun Run will take place at Folepi’s Winter Wonderland (on Par Three Lane off Springfield Road in East Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 11:50 pm. A post event pizza party buffet will take place at Avanti’s Ristorante in East Peoria. Entry fees are $6 per person for the run only or $15 per person for the run and the pizza party. For more information, call 309-253-2420 or visit www.cityofeastpeoria.com

Polar Plunge 2018 will take place at The East Peoria Boat Club (located at 707 Collins Lane in East Peoria) on New Year’s Day beginning with registration at 10 am and the plunge at 1 pm. Fee to participate is $20. There will be heated tents to change in as well as food and beverages. Bring your swimsuit and a towel. To register or for more information call 309-635-0605 or visit www.facebook.com/EastPeoriaBoatClub

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The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Mississippi Riverkings at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday and the Roanoke Railyard Dogs on Saturday beginning at 7:15 pm each night.  Tickets are $18 and $21 for lower bowl tickets and $11 and $13 for upper bowl tickets in advance or $1 more the day of the game and are available at the Peoria Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at http://ticketmaster.com  For more information about the Rivermen, visit www.Rivermen.net
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A Nature Art Show and Sale Open House continues at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) through New Year’s Eve weekdays and Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 1 – 5 pm (except Christmas Day). Featuring a variety of media and unique artwork all created by local artists, items include original nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry and more. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

Winterfest features ice skating outside on the corner of Fulton St and Jefferson Ave. (adjacent to the Peoria Civic Center).  Admission is $10 with skate rental, $8 with your own skates, $5 for children 3 and under. For full details including hours and other special promotions, visit www.pncwinterfest.com

Folepi’s Winter Wonderland continues through New Year’s Eve at the VFW Post 2078 Park off Springfield Road (located at 123 Par 3 Lane in East Peoria). The drive-through electric park is the Festival of Lights’ signature event featuring the majority of the Parade of Lights floats and many other lighted displays. Hours are 5 – 9 pm Sundays through Thursdays and 5 – 11 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Cost is $10 for all vehicles excepts full size buses, which are $150. For more information, visit www.folepi.org

The Peoria Journal Star 70th Annual Christmas Sing will take place in the Peoria Civic Center Great Hall tonight (Thursday) with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the sing beginning at 7 pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com

Follow The Star will take place at Northwoods Community Church (located at 10700 N. Allen Rd. in Peoria) beginning at 7 pm tonight (Thursday) through Saturday and at 10 am on Christmas day. The 2017 Christmas musical extravaganza is an inspiring, contemporary family tradition. Admission is free for all performances, however tickets are required. To reserve your free tickets, call 309-243-1550 or visit http://northwoods.christmas

Christmas with the Animals will take place at Peoria County Animal Protection Services (located at 2600 NE Perry Ave. in Peoria) on Friday beginning at 10am. Cats, dogs and rabbits in the shelter will unwrap presents filled with treats and toys. The “Home for the Holidays” pet promotion is also available through Friday where adopters who make a $50 donation to the Peoria Humane Society can have their new pet delivered by Santa on Saturday. For more information, call 309-672-2440.

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Bernie Salguero & The Patio Daddios on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

Enjoy a Candlelight Walk through the Poinsettia Show at Luthy Botanical Garden (located at 2520 N. Prospect in Peoria) on Fridays and Saturdays through December 31st from 6 – 9 pm. The walk takes you through the Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live performances of holiday music. The show runs throughout the days also from 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is free, however donations are welcome. The Garden is closed on Christmas & New Year’s Days. For more information, call 309-686-3362 or visit www.peoriaparks.org

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

The Nights Before Christmas will be presented at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm for $10. Featuring Matt Hall, Howard Butler, Whitney Chitwood, Jake Merch, Heath Thornton, Trey Mowder, Steve Katz, Nick Goett and more, to order tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Take a docent-led gallery tour of Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s International Feature Gallery on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2 pm. The tour is free with regular admission which is free for members or $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens 60+ or $9 for youth ages 3 – 17. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

First United Methodist Church of Peoria (located at 116 NE Perry Ave. in Peoria) welcomes the public to Christmas Eve Services on Sunday at 11 am and 7 pm for a contemporary service and at 4 pm and 11 pm for a traditional service. Enjoy carols, a Christmas message and candlelight services. For more information, call 309-673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org

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Home for the Holidays will be presented by Peoria Players Theatre (located at 4300 N. University in Peoria) beginning at 7:30 pm on Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for all ages and are available at the box office or by calling 309-688-4473. For more information, visit www.peoriaplayers.org

The 34th Annual Stocking Stuffer Store continues at Northwoods Mall & the Shoppes at Grand Prairie through Sunday where children ages 12 and under can shop (with the assistance of a volunteer) for holiday presents for parents, grandparents, siblings while parents relax in a seating area located outside the store. Gifts range from $1 – $15. Locations & hours are: Thursdays and Fridays from 4 – 8 pm, Saturdays from 10 am – 8 pm and Sundays from noon – 5 pm at Northwoods Mall and Saturdays & Sundays from Noon – 5 pm at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. All proceeds benefit Crittenton Centers. For more information, call 309-674-0105 or visit www.crittentoncenters.org

A Nature Art Show and Sale Open House continues at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) through New Year’s Eve weekdays and Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 1 – 5 pm (except Christmas Day). Featuring a variety of media and unique artwork all created by local artists, items include original nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry and more. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

Winterfest features ice skating outside on the corner of Fulton St and Jefferson Ave. (adjacent to the Peoria Civic Center).  Admission is $10 with skate rental, $8 with your own skates, $5 for children 3 and under. For full details including hours and other special promotions, visit www.pncwinterfest.com

Folepi’s Winter Wonderland continues through New Year’s Eve at the VFW Post 2078 Park off Springfield Road (located at 123 Par 3 Lane in East Peoria). The drive-through electric park is the Festival of Lights’ signature event featuring the majority of the Parade of Lights floats and many other lighted displays. Hours are 5 – 9 pm Sundays through Thursdays and 5 – 11 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Cost is $10 for all vehicles excepts full size buses, which are $150. For more information, visit www.folepi.org

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) will be performed in The Broadway Lounge at The Waterhouse (located at 316 SW Washington St. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday), Friday & Saturday with a dinner buffet beginning at 6:30 pm and show at 7:30 pm. Featuring festive, funny, physical, family fun as Three Wise Guys perform a variety show and Christmas pageant by themselves, dinner and the show is $40 for adults. For tickets and information, visit www.broadwaypeoria.com

Cirque Dreams Holidaze will take place at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington tonight (Thursday) beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $38 – $73 and available at the box office, by calling 309-434-2679, any Ticketmaster location or online at http://ticketmaster.com

Tom Simmons will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm for $10, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm for $15 and 9:45 pm for $12. For tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

A Garden Christmas Party will be held at Luthy Botanical Garden (located at 2520 N Prospect Rd. in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday from 5 – 7:30 pm. Featuring the holiday poinsettia display, music, prizes, the Hall of Christmas trees, s’mores, a lighted fairy garden and more, admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Rosser Brothers Band on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members.
Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center will feature a dance lesson from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero also on Friday from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. A cash bar will be available. Admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos will take place in the Broadway Lounge at the MAXAM Building (located at the corners of Liberty and Washington in Downtown Peoria) on Friday & Saturday with dinner beginning at 6 pm. Admission for the dinner & show is $40 per person. For information or reservations, call 309-494-9100 or visit www.broadwaypeoria.com

Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries at the Holiday Shop and Stroll at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) on Friday from 6 – 8:30 pm. Featuring live holiday music, storytelling, caroling, wassail, goodies and more, admission is free, however donations are appreciated. For more information, visit www.peoriaparks.org

Central Illinois Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be presented at ICC Performing Arts Center (located at 1 College Drive in East Peoria) on Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $35 for adults premium seating or $25 for standard seating and $15 for children premium seating and $12 for standard seating and $10 for ICC students and are available at the ICC box office, by calling 309-694-5136 or visiting www.artsaticc.com

Follow The Star will take place at Northwoods Community Church (located at 10700 N. Allen Rd. in Peoria) beginning at 7 pm on Friday plus Sunday through December 23 and at 10 am on Christmas day. The 2017 Christmas musical extravaganza is an inspiring, contemporary family tradition. Admission is free for all performances, however tickets are required. To reserve your free tickets, call 309-243-1550 or visit http://northwoods.christmas

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will present “An American Family Christmas” at Five Points Performing Arts Center (located at 360 Wilmor Rd. in Washington) on Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets in advance are $20 for adults, $8 for students and $18 for groups of 10 or more. At the door, prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available at the Peoria Civic Chorale box office or by calling 309-693-6725. For more information, visit www.peoriacivicchorale.org

Chillicothe native Wayne Nelson, bassist and singer for the Little River Band, and his wife, author Rhonda Nelson, will present a combination of storytelling and acoustic music at the Town Theatre (located at 1029 N. Second Street in Chillicothe) on Friday at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20. Seating is limited and attendees must be at least 21 to attend. Tickets are available online at www.chillicothetowntheatre.com

Clutch will perform its Psychic Warfare World Tour 2017 at the Limelight Eventplex (located at 8102 N University St. in Peoria) on Friday beginning at 8 pm. Advanced general admission tickets are $20 and are available at www.limelighteventplex.com

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday from 8:30 – 11 am. Featuring a breakfast buffet, over two hours of private skating on the Winterfest ice plus a visit from Santa who will will give each child a small gift. Tickets are $25 for ages 16 and up and $15 for children ages 3 – 15 and are available online at www.peoriaciviccenter.com

Star Wars Day will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday from Noon – 4 pm. Featuring themed crafts, a costume contest with prizes, a Star Wars mythology lecture and a build your own light saber activity (for a $2 fee). Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character. Activities are free with regular museum admission which is $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens aged 60+, $9 for kids 3 – 17 and free for members. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Laser Light Night Laser Floyd will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday featuring The Wall at 6 pm and Dark Side of the Moon at 7 pm. Admission is $5 for one show and $8 for both shows for members or $7 for one show and $12 both shows. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $23, $38, $53, $78 and $128 and are available at the at the Civic Center box office, by calling 800- 745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at http://ticketmaster.com

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra will present Winter Dreams at Riverside Community Church (located at 207 NE Monroe St. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $25 to $85 and from $10 for students and are available at the PSO Box Office, by calling 309-671-1096 or online at www.peoriasymphony.org

Celebrate Peoria: Christmas Around the World will take place at at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum on Sunday from Noon – 5 pm. Enjoy family-friendly activities and learn how the holiday is celebrated across cultures from Mexican Posadas to German Christmas trees. Activities are included with regular admission which is $8 for ages 1 – 64, $7 for ages 65+ and free for members. For more information, visit www.peoriaplayhouse.org

Music in the McKenzie will host the Henhouse Prowlers at the Peoria Public Library North Branch (located at 3001 West Grand Parkway in Peoria) on Sunday from 2 -4 pm. Admission is free. A portion of CD sales support The Friends of Peoria Public Library. For more information, visit http://peoriapubliclibrary.org

La Posada, a Family Christmas Party, will take place at the First United Methodist Church worship center (located at 116 NE Perry Avenue in Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 6 pm. Celebrate Christmas together at this Hispanic Christmas Party which includes a potluck, prizes, a piñata and more. Admission is free.  For more information, call 309-673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org