Archive for March, 2008

Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour, filled with a live
fusion of songs, dance and team-spirited fun, opens tonight at 7 pm
in the Civic Center Arena. The show continues Friday and Saturday
at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm, and Sunday at 1 pm. Ticket prices range
from $11 to $40 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office,
all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 676-8700.

Also tonight, Bradley University presents the Visual Voices Lecture
Series featuring graphic designer Skip Dampier from 6:30 pm – 7:30
pm. at the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, Horowitz
Auditorium. For more information, call 339-3001.

Friday night from 7:30 pm – 9 pm, Brian Seyforth will hold a
student recital on the tuba. Saturday from 7:30 pm – 9 pm, Lauren
Aspel will hold a student recital on the clarinet. Both events
will take place at Dingeldine Music Hall and are free to the
public.

On Sunday, the Bradley University Chorale will perform as part of
the Music Scholarship Concert Series at 3 pm at Dingeldine Music
Center . Admission is $5 for the general public and free for
students. For more information on all music related events, call
677-2650.

Rachel’s Hippo will perform Friday at 5:30 pm at the Contemporary
Art Center as part of the Live at the Five Spot concert series.
Admission is $10 for non-members, $9 for non-member students and
senior citizens, $7 for members, and $6 for member students and
senior citizens. For more information, call 674-6822.

The Judith Saxton and Allison Gagnon Concert will happen at the
Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center Friday night at
7:30 pm. Admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for senior
citizens and students. Then on Sunday, the 85th Division Army
Band will perform also at the Illinois Central College Performing
Arts Center at 2 pm. Admission is free. For more information on
both events, call 694-5136.

On Saturday and Sunday, Rave Motion Pictures presents Samson and
Delilah as a part of their San Francisco Opera broadcast series.
Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 pm and Monday and
Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for all showings. For more
information, call 693-0689.

The 2nd Annual Spring Fancy Mouse Show & Swap runs from 10:30 am -
6 pm. The event will feature pet class exhibitions, mice for
adoption, raffles, art, and much more!

GI Jukebox also continues tonight at the Conklin’s Barn II.
Performances continue Friday and Saturday night and Sunday
afternoon. Tickets are $30 for Thursday, $32 for Friday and
Sunday, and $34 for Saturday. For more information, call 965-2545.

The Art of Survival, Women, Healing and the Arts Exhibit continues
at the Peoria Art Guild Gallery. This exhibition explores current
work being done in the field of art therapy through the use of
exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops. Artwork from local art
therapy programs will be included. Hours are Monday – Thursday
from 10 am- 6 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm.
Admission is $2. For more information, call 637-2787.

Lakeview Museum continues its exhibit of glass works made by
William Morris, the premier contemporary American glass artist.
Located In the Main Gallery, admission is $6 for adults, $5 for
senior citizens 60+ and $4 for ages 3-17. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm
Monday – Thursday & Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm on Fridays and 12-5 pm
on Sundays. For more information, call 686-7000.

The Peoria Chamber Business Showcase will be held Monday evening
from 4-7 pm (for members only) and Tuesday from 9 am – 4 pm (open
to the public) in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall. The Power
Breakfast, scheduled for Tuesday morning beginning at 7:30 am will
feature Scott McKain as guest speaker. For more information about
this event, check out the ExplorePeoria.com Events Calendar.

GI Jukebox continues tonight at Conklin’s Barn II. Performances continue Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 6 pm, the dinner buffet begins at 6:30 pmand the show starts at 8 pm for the evening performances. Doors open & the buffet begins at noon, and the show begins at 1:30 pm for Sunday brunch performances. Tickets are $30 for Thursday, $32 for Friday and Sunday, and $34 for Saturday. For more information, call 965-2545.

The Luthy Botanical Garden continues its Lily Show this weekend with a special performance by the Glen Oak Christian Church Hand Bell Choir at 1 pm on Sunday afternoon. Regular hours and admission applies for the conservatory and the show concludes March 30th. For more information, call 686-3362.

Doc Rodgers & the Rock Dodgers perform Friday at 5:30 pm at the Contemporary Art Center as part of the Live at the Five Spot concert series. Admission is $10 for non members, $9 for non-member students and senior citizens, $7 for members, and $6 for member students and senior citizens.

The Peoria Riverman play the Lake Erie Monsters Friday night at 7 pm at the Civic Center Arena. The Rivermen play again on Saturday at 7 pm against the Iowa Stars. Tickets are $10, $13, and $18 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 676-3200. For groups of 20 or more, call 676-1040.

On Saturday, the Riverplex is hosting an Underwater Egg Hunt. There will be two sessions for ages 3 – 8 which will run from 9 am – 9:45 am and 10 am – 10:45 am. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 282-1700.

Check out the Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt this Saturday at Wildlife Prairie State Park. The Bunny Breakfast runs from 9 am – 11 am with two Egg Hunts happening at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Be sure to arrive early to get your chance at over 12,000 candy-filled and prize-filled eggs! The Bunny Breakfast is $6.95 for adults and $4.95 for children under the age of 12, plus general admission (Adults 13 & over: $5.50, Children 4 – 12: $3.50, Children 3 & under: FREE, Members: FREE). For more information, call 676-0998.

The Met Opera Live in HD series at Willow Knolls 14 Theater presents Tristan & Isolde Saturday at 11:30 am and Sunday at 2 pm. Tristan & Isolde is a thrilling story encompassing love, duty, and death. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for children available at the theater box office.

On Monday, the Peoria Symphony presents their World Artist Series featuring Grammy Award Winning Violinist Joshua Bell beginning at 7:30 pm at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre. Pieces will include the Russian Easter Overture, Estrellita, and Symphony No. 1 in B-flat. For more information or to order tickets, call 671-1096.

Corn Stock’s Sideshow continues tonight through Saturday beginning
at 7:30 pm at the Theatre Center. Shows. Based upon the true
story of Siamese twins Violet & Daisy Hilton who became stars
during the Depression, the story is told almost entirely in song.
Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students and are available by
calling 676-2196.

Steel Magnolias also continutes tonight through Saturday at 7:30 pm
and Sunday at 2:30 pm at Peoria Players Theatre. Tickets are $11
for the adults and $9 for students. For more information, call
688-4473.

Loretta Lynn is in concert tonight at the Civic Center Theatre at
8 pm. The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” has delighted audiences for over
four decades with her personal tale of rags to riches, and tapestry
of blue-collar songs that shaped the country music scene of today.
Tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all
Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 676-8700.

March Madness returns to Peoria Friday with the Boys Class 3A & 4A
Semifinals games. All games take place at the Peoria Civic Center
(Carver) Arena. Tickets are $6.50, $8.50 & $10.50 and are available
at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone
at 676-8700 or online HERE. For game times & details, check out the
ExplorePeoria.com Event Calendar
.

The March Madness Experience will be held in the Exhibit Hall
tonight from 6 pm – 9 pm, Friday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Saturday
from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. Admission is free with a game ticket or
$2 at the door. For more information about the March Madness
Experience, call 673-8900.

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

Lakeview Museum is the first museum east of the Rockies to host a
recent series of glass works made by William Morris, the premier
contemporary American glass artist. In the Main Gallery, admission
is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 60+ and $4 for ages 3-17.
Hours are 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Thursday & Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm
on Fridays and 12-5 pm on Sundays. For more information, call
686-7000.

Southside Cindy & the Slip-Tones perform Friday at 5:30 pm at the
Contemporary Art Center as part of the Live at the Five Spot
concert series. Admission is $10 for non members, $9 for nonmember
students and senior citizens, $7 for members, and $6 for member
students and senior citizens.

Saturday night at 7 pm is Salsa Night, with salsa dance lessons and
open dancing. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and $2 for members.
For more information for both events, call 674-6822.

Richwoods High School presents the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein
musical, Cinderella, Friday & Saturday at 7 pm. The show will be
held in the school auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for
students & $2 for children under 5 and are available at the door.
For more information, call 693-4400.

The Peoria Symphony brings A Russian Master to their concert at the
Civic Center Theater on Saturday at 8 pm. The performance will
include Cello Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 5, and Shostakovich
Festive Overture. For more information or to order tickets, call
671-1096.

The Peoria Zoo’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday starting at
10:30 am. The hunt is for children up to age 9. Admission is
$5.95 for each adult and $4.50 for each child. For more
information, call 686-3365.

The World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest will bring
three of its champs to the United Presbyterian Church Saturday at
1:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door at $4.00 each for
adults and $3.00 for students.

Willow Knolls 14 Theater presents The Metropolitan Opera’s
broadcast of Peter Grimes at 12:30 pm Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.
Peter Grimes, with its sweeping orchestral beauty, is an engrossing
and haunting theatrical journey. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20
for senior citizens and $15 for children available at the theater
box office.

The David Hoffman Quartet will perform at the Radisson Hotel on
Sunday from 6 pm – 9:30 pm. Tickets are $7 for non-members and $5
for members. For more information, call 692-5330.

Also on Sunday, the Prairie Wind Ensemble is in concert at the
Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center beginning at 2:30
pm. Admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for students and
senior citizens. For more information, call 694-5136.

Looking for somewhere to eat before an event? Check out the
ExplorePeoria.com Restaurant Listings
where you’ll find menus, maps & info about local eateries!

GI Jukebox opens tonight at the Barn II Theatre in Goodgield and runs through April 20. The show & buffet dinner are $30 on Thursday evenings, $32 on Friday evenings & Sunday brunch and $34 on Saturday evenings. For more information, check out the
ExplorePeoria.com Event Calendar
.

Hamlet continues tonight at Bradley’s Hartman Center for the Performing Arts at 8 pm. Shows continue Friday & Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, Bradley faculty & staff and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 677-2650.

March Madness hits Peoria this Friday with the Boys Class A & AA Semifinals games. All games take place at the Peoria Civic Center (Carver) Arena. Tickets are $6.50, $8.50 & $10.50 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 676-8700 or online HERE. For game times & details, check out the
ExplorePeoria.com Event Calendar
.

The March Madness Experience will be held in the Exhibit Hall Friday from 10 am to 10 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 6:30 pm. Admission is free with a game ticket or $2 at the door.

Corn Stock’s Sideshow opens Friday at the Theatre Center at 7:30 pm. Shows continue on Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Based upon the true story of Siamese twins Violet & Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, the story is told almost entirely in song. Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students and are available by calling 676-2196.

Steel Magnolias opens this Friday night at 7:30 pm at Peoria Players Theatre and continue Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $11 for the adults and $9 for students. For more information, call 688-4473 or click HERE.

The Riverdance Farewell Engagement opens Friday at 7 pm at the Civic Center Theater . The show continues Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm and 7 pm. Individual show tickets are on sale now at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 676-8700. Tickets are $54 and $66.50 for the 8 pm Fri. & Sat. evening performances & $49 & $61.50 for the matinees & Sunday evening performances.

Comedian Brian Posehn performs at the Jukebox Comedy Club Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and 10:30 pm both nights. Tickets are $21 each night. This show is Rated R.

Preston Jackson and Friends performs Friday at 5:30 pm at the Contemporary Art Center as part of the Live at the Five Spot concert series. Admission is $10 for non members, $9 for nonmember students and senior citizens, $7 for members, and $6 for member students and senior citizens. For more information, call 674-6822.

Also on Friday night, the Spencers Theatre of Illusion will perform at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Admission is $16 for the general public and $14 for students and Senior citizens. For more information, call 694-5136.

Friday night, the Peoria Mustangs play Queen City at Owens Center in Lakeview Park . The game begins at 7:15 pm. After the game, join the Mustangs in a 30 minute session of open skating. Saturday night, the Mustangs will take on Flint at 7:45 pm, and will play Flint again Sunday at 1:45 om.

The Easter Seals Annual Telethon is this Saturday night from 6 pm to 11 pm live from the Par A Dice Hotel Ballroom and broadcast on WMBD 31. Stop by or tune in and help support Easter Seals and the children of Central Illinois who benefit from their services.

Enjoy the Johnny Burnett Band at Po Boys Bourbon Street on Dries Lane across from Lankmark Health Club from 8 pm – Midnight. Admission is $4. Call 681-1241 for more information.

Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin will be performing at the Forest Park Nature Center Saturday at 7 pm. Concert fees are $7 per adult, $6 per child 12 and under. CORE members receive a $1/person discount. For more information, call 686-3360.

On Saturday and Sunday, Rave Motion Picture Theatre presents La Rondine (The Swallow), as part of their San Francisco Opera Series. The performance will be broadcast beginning at 12:30 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Admission is $20. For more information, call 693-0689.

The Pet Pantry & Morton Park District will host an Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs on Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm at the Oakwood Dog Park in Morton. All proceeds benefit Foster Pet Outreach. Admission is $4 per dog. Each Easter Egg contains prizes redeemable that day for dog treats, food samples, coupons, and gift certificates. For more information, call 383-4145.

A Lebanese Food Festival will take place this Sunday from 11 am – 7 pm at St. Sharbel Catholic Church. There will be an all-Lebanese menu including delicacies plus carry-outs will be available. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children under 12 and will be available at the door.

The Peoria Rivermen take on the Chicago Wolves on Sunday at 3 pm in the Civic Center Arena. Tickets are $10, $13, and $18 are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 676-8700.