Archive for January, 2008

Congratulations to Amy Mobeck & Monica Watson – Winners of a pair of tickets each to see RING OF FIRE at the Peoria Civic Center Theater next Thursday courtesy of ExplorePeoria.com!

The Regional Premiere of the musical, Little Women, opens Friday night at 7:30 pm at Peoria Players Theatre. It continutes Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for students. For more information, call 688-4473.

The 60th Annual IMEA All-State concerts held in conjunction with the Conference take place this weekend at the Civic Center. Friday night’s concert, the All State Jazz Night, is in the theater starting at 8 pm. On Saturday, the All State Band, Chorus & Orchestra Concerts are at 1 pm and 3:15 pm in the Arena. Tickets are $5 at the door for all concerts. For more information, call 708-479-4000.

The comedian John Roy will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight at 8 pm. Performances continue Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 pm. Tickets for the Thursday showing are $8 and $15 for Friday and Saturday performances. The show is rated PG-18.

Bradley University continues Alice (Experiments) in Wonderland tonight at 7 pm at the Lab Theatre within the Hartmann Center for Performing Arts. Shows continue Friday, Saturday, and Sunday -evening performances beginning at 7 pm and weekend matinees begin at 1 pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and are available by calling 677-2650.

The Rivermen will take on the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight at the Civic Center Arena at 7:30 pm. On Friday, they play the Rockford IceHogs at 7 pm and then on Saturday, they take on the Milwaukee Admirals at 8 pm. Tickets are $10, $13, and $18 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 676-3200. For groups of 20 or more, call 676-1040.

On Saturday at the Contemporary Art Center, the Peoria Prairie Tellers Storytelling Guild portray historical, colorful characters of the past in their Crooks & Characters family fun event beginning at 7 pm . Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For more information, call 691-0508.

They will host Aesthetic Underground Open Mic Event on Sunday from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. The event features poetry, prose, plays and acoustic music and is free; however, donations are always accepted. For more information, call 674-6822.

A Texas Holdem Tourney & Super Bowl Party will take place at Three Sisters Park at 2 pm on Sunday. There will be separate family & adult areas with games for the kids. Watch the game on the 2 story tv, 3 large screens, or 6 smaller screens. Call 274-8837 for more information.

The Peoria Art Guild exhibit Fact, Fallacy and Illusion Historical African-American Imagery still continues this weekend. Admission into the exhibit is $2. For more information, call 637-2787.

Click HERE to sign up to Win 2 Tickets to see at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Thursday, Feb. 7! Hurry – Contest Ends Saturday 1/26!

The Woodruff High School production of HMS Pinafore premieres tonight at the school. The show includes dinner starting at 6 pm with the show starting at 7:30 pm. Performances continue Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for elementary school aged children. For more information, call 672-6671 or 682-6237 or email denise.adams@psd150.org.

The comedian Roy Wood Jr. with special guest Eric Kirkland will be performing at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight at 8 pm. Performances continue Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 pm. Tickets for the Thursday showing are $8 and $15 for Friday and Saturday performances. The show is rate PG-18.

Also tonight, Bradley University presents Alice (Experiments) in Wonderland at 7 pm at the Lab Theatre within the Harmann Center for Performing Arts. Lewis Carroll’s ageless fantasia receives an electronic overhall in which virtual characters interact with live ones, and from one venue to another with lightning speed. Shows continue Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with evening performances beginning at 7 pm and weekend matinees begin at 1 pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and are available by calling 677-2650.

Friday night the Sam Burckardt Quintet will perform at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria from 7:30 pm – 9 pm. Tickets are $16 for the general public and $14 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 694-5136.

On Friday, the Contemporary Art Center welcomes State of Mind from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers, $7 for members and $9 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 674-6822. Then on Saturday night from 5 pm – 8 pm, the CAC will host “A Night of Pleasure.” The benefit is for the Sun Foundation featuring music, a silent auction and a raffle, food, wine and micro brews. Tickets in advance are $50 for a single and $90 per couple, or tickets at the door are $60 for a single and $100 per couple. For more information, call 246-8403.

The Annual Hometown Idol & Hometown Idol Junior Contests will take
place on Friday and Saturday night at Richwoods High School Auditorium from 6 pm – 8 pm. Participation fee is $15 per person. For more information, call 681-2837.

On Saturday night, the Peoria Rivermen take on the Milwaukee On Saturday night, the Peoria Rivermen take on the Milwaukee Admirals in the Civic Center Arena at 7 pm. Tickets are $10, $13, and $18. For groups of 20 or more, call 309-676-1040.

The Reel to Real: Focus on Film series contnues at Bradley University with the airing of “Fido” at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for students. The film will be shown at the Caterpillar Global Communications Center Auditorium. For more information, call 339-3001.
Sunday is the Music Scholarship Concert Series – Oboe Around the World at 3 pm. S. Blake Duncan and friends are featured in concert at the Dingeldine Music Center. Admission for the general public is $5 and students are free. For more information, call 677-2650.

The WMBD/WYZZ Family Fest begins on Friday from 10 am – 8 pm in the Civic Center Exhibit Hall and continues on Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm. Attendees will have the chance to participate in an open casting call for “Survivor Micronesia.” Tickets are available at the door.

On Sunday the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will present “Songs of and for the Soul,” featuring soprano Heidi Richter Smith from 3 pm – 4:30 pm. Admission is free; however, there will be a free-will offering. For more information, call 676-4609.

Click HERE to Win 2 Tickets to see at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Thursday, Feb. 7.

These Events at the Peoria Civic Center go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 19th:
Loretta Lynn on March 13th at 8 pm & Jonas Brothers on February 17 at 7 pm. For more information, click HERE.

Suicide Anyone? continues tonight at the Corn Stock Winter Playhouse at the Theatre Center at 7:30 pm. The show continues Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 students 18 and under. For more information or to order tickets, call 676-2196.

Alone Together continues tonight at 6 pm at the Barn II Dinner Theatre. Tickets are $30 per person which includes a dinner buffet. The show continues Friday and Saturday night at 6 pm, and Sunday for a matinee at noon. Tickets are $32 for Friday night and Sunday afternoon, and $34 for Saturday night. The show continues through March 2nd and advance reservations are necessary. For more information, call 965-2545.

Join Lord Carrett tonight the Jukebox Comedy club for an 8 pm show. Tickets are only $8 per person. Performances will continue on Friday and Saturday each night at 8 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday performance are $13.

On Friday, the Contemporary Art Center welcomes Preston Jackson & Friends from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers, $7 for members and $9 for students and senior citizens. Then on Saturday from 7 pm – 11 pm, they’ll host A Latin Dance Event. Admission is $2 for members and $5 for nonmembers. And the Aesthetic Underground Open Mic Event on Sunday feature poetry, prose, plays and acoustic music from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. The event is free; however donations are accepted. For more information on any of these, call 674-6822.

The “Fact, Fallacy, and Illusion – Historical African-American Imagery” Quilts by fiber artist Venus Blue Exhibit opens at the Peoria Art Guild. An artist reception will be held from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. It’s free for members and $2 suggested donation for non-members. For more information, call 637-2787.

The Peoria Symphony is proud to present Baroque and Jazz at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre on Saturday beginning at 8 pm. Krzysztof Jablonski is the featured piano soloist. For more information or to order tickets, call 671-1096.

The Bradley Braves take on Evansville Saturday night at the Civic Center Arena starting at 7:05 pm. Tickets are $8, $12 and $18 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 676-8700 or online HERE. For season tickets, mini packages, or more information, call the Bradley Ticket Office at 677-2625.

Enjoy a Winter Carnival on Saturday at Wildlife Prairie State Park from 10 am – 5 pm. Explore a winter wonderland and enjoy timeless carnival activities with a cold weather flair. Try your hand at a wide range of games to win fabulous prizes, play a round of winter mini golf, take a snowy hike and warm up with hot chocolate and tasty carnival food. For more information, call 676-0998.

The annual St. Jude Gymnastics and Tumbling Meet will be held in the Civic Center Exhibit Hall on Saturday from 8 am – 9 pm. and Sunday from 8 am – 7 pm. Tickets, priced at a per day fee, are $8 for adults (13 and older,) and $4 for children (12 and younger) and seniors (65 and older).

The Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation Kids Open will be held in the Civic Center Arena this Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults 13 and up, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

The Central Illinois Jazz Society presents Jazz Train and the CIJS House Band at the Radisson Hotel in the Mozart Room on Sunday from 6 – 9:30 pm, . Tickets are $7 for non-members, $5 for members, and free for children 14 & under. For more information, call 692-5330.

Alone Together opens tonight at 6 pm at the Barn II Dinner Theatre. Tickets are $30 per person which includes a dinner buffet. The show continues Friday and Saturday night at 6 pm, and Sunday for a matinee at noon. Tickets are $32 for Friday night and Sunday afternoon, and $34 for Saturday night. The show continues through March 2nd and advance reservations are necessary. For more information, call 965-2545.

Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Civic Center Friday night for two shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets are $46.50, $61.50, and $76.50 and available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 676-8700.

Also Friday night, the Contemporary Art Center presents Blind Dog Willie from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers, $7 for members, and $9 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 674-6822.

The world’s toughest cowboys and cowgirls return to the Peoria Civic Center with the Dodge World’s Toughest Bulls & Broncs Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $21.50, $26.50 and $36.50, with kids 12 and under half-price, and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 676-8700.

On Friday night, the Penguin Project young artists with disabilities take the Eastlight stage in the junior version of High School Musical at 7:30 pm. The show continues on Saturday night at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call 699-7463 or go to www.eastlighttheatre.com.

Suicide Anyone?, opens at the Corn Stock Winter Playhouse at the Theatre Center Friday night at 7:30 pm. The show continues Saturday night at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 students 18 and under. For more information or to order tickets, call 676-2196.

Tim Bedore, a Bob and Tom Radio Show favorite, will be performing at the Jukebox Comedy Club Friday and Saturday night. Each night will feature two shows at 8 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $16 per person.

Saturday at 7:15 pm, the Peoria Mustangs take on the Quad Cities at Owens Center Recreation Rink next to Lakeview. After the game, the Mustangs will skate with local fans in a 30 minute session of open skating session.

Barry Cloyd with Celtricity will perform Saturday at 7:30 pm at Forest Park Nature Center as part of the Songs from the Woods Concert Series. Tickets are $7 and $5 for children. For more information, call 686-3360.

The Apollo Theatre will present the 1949 film Little Women this Saturday at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for children and senior citizens. For more information, call 673-4343.

On Saturday night, the Heritage Ensemble presents a Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning at 7:30 pm at the ICC Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $8 for students and are available at the ICC Box Office, by phone at 694-5136, online at www.artspartners.net or from any Ensemble member.

The Willow Knolls 14 Theater series , The Met at the Movies, presents The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series showing of Macbeth Saturday at 12:30 pm. On Sunday, they’ll run an encore showing at 2 pm. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens, and $15 for children. For more information, call 692-5885.

The River Valley Brass ensemble will be performing this Sunday from 3 pm – 4:30 pm at the Universalist Unitarian Church. The concert is free; however, there will be a free-will offering. A reception at the church will follow the performance. For more information, call 688-5608.

Comedian Brett Erickson will be performing tonight at the Jukebox Comedy Club at 8 pm and again at 10 pm. Performances will also continue Friday and Saturday night at 8 pm and 10 pm. Tickets are $8 for Thursday, and $12 for Friday and Saturday shows.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will appear at the Peoria Civic Center Arena tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $36.50 and $46.50 and are on sale at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 676-8700.

The Peoria Rivermen take on the Milwaukee Admirals Friday night at 7 pm at the Civic Center Arena. Then on Sunday, the Riverman will play again against the Quad City Flames at 3 pm. Tickets are $10, $13, and $18 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 676-3200.

Dinner & Dueling Pianos takes the stage on Friday at the Waterhouse in downtown Peoria. Doors open at 5:30 pm, the two entree banquet buffet with dessert will be available from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and the Howlin’ on Water- Dueling Pianos will show from 8 pm – 11 pm. Cost is $31.95 per person, which includes dinner, or $10 for just the show. For more information, call 494-9100.

Saturday the Bradley Braves take on Wichita State at the Civic Center Arena starting at 7:05 pm. Tickets are $8, $12 and $18 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 676-8700. For season tickets, mini packages, or more information, call the Bradley Ticket Office at 677-2625.

The Contemporary Art Center will host an Artists Reception for Mark Winter, Beth Bojarski, Angela Rose and K.A. Letts Exhibit on Saturday from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. On Sunday they host the Aesthetic Underground Open Mic Event featuring poetry, prose, plays and acoustic music, from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Both events are free, however, donations are accepted. For more information, call 674-6822.

Three Sisters Park is hosting the band Water Street Saturday from 7 – 10 pm. The event will take place within the Three Sisters Park Pavilion off Route 29 in Chillicothe. For more information, call 274-8837.

Bradley University will host the 2008 Winter Gathering Saturday at the Bradley University Haussler Hall from 12 – 9 pm. Seven Circles Heritage Center and Rainbow Dancers will hold the 2008 Winter Gathering featuring Native American singers, dancers and craft vendors.

Also on Saturday, Bradley University Dingeldine Music Center will host the Central Illinois Youth Symphony senior solo recital from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call 888-218-4650.

Sunday Willow Knolls 14 Theater will present The Met at the Movies, featuring Hansel & Gretel from 2 – 3:30 pm. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens, and $15 for children. For more information, call 689-8463.

The Wedding of a Lifetime Bridal Show takes place in the Civic Center Exhibit Hall on Sunday. Doors open at 10 am., and shows are at 11 am. and 1:30 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.