Accidental Death of an Anarchist opens tonight at the Bradley Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts at 8 pm. Performances continue Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for faculty, staff, and senior citizens, and $7 for students. For more information, call 677-2660.
The Barn II Theatre’s presentation of “The Sunshine Boys” also opens tonight with shows continuing Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6 pm, buffet at 6:30 pm, show at 8 pm Thursday – Saturday and on Sunday doors & buffet open at noon, show at 1:30 pm. Prices are $30 for Thursday, $32 for Friday & Sunday brunch & $34 for Saturday. Price includes dinner, tax & show. Group rates are available and senior citizen discounts are available the opening week of the show. The Sunshine Boys runs through June 1st.
Comedian Auggie Smith will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight at 8 pm for $8. He returns Friday and Saturday night with shows at 8 pm and 10:30 pm for $14. This show is rated R.
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Wildlife Prairie State Park on Friday in the Civic Center Ballroom. Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm, dinner is at 6 pm. Join Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin for the “forest friendly” attire event which includes a silent and live auction featuring unique items. Tickets are $150 per person or $1200 for a table of 8. $120 of each ticket price is tax deductible. To reserve your seat call 676-0998.
The Tazwood Dance Company Concert, “Dance Eclectic,” opens Friday and continues Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm at the ICC Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens and students. For more information, call 694-5136.
On Friday, the Peoria Chiefs take on the Ft. Wayne Wizards at 6:30 pm. The Chiefs will face the Wizards again on Saturday at 6:30 pm and again on Sunday at 1 pm. Sunday is also Family Day. Tickets for all games are $6, $9, & $10, and may be purchased at the Chiefs’ box office by calling 680-4008.
Luthy Botanical Garden presents its annual Spring Plant Sale this Friday thru Sunday. Find perennials, native plants and ornamental foliage from noon – 6 pm on Friday, 9 am – 3 pm Saturday, and noon – 3 pm Sunday. For more information, call 686-3362.
Pioneer Days is this Sunday at Sommer Park from 1– 4 pm. Experience the daily life of a rural Peorian in the mid-19th century by participating in blacksmithing, woodworking, gardening, and other activities. Admission is $2 per person, which includes hayrack rides. For more information, call 691-8423.
On Saturday night, the Peoria Symphony presents ” Vienna in Song” at the Peoria Civic Center Theatre beginning at 8 pm. Musical selections include Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 and Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E. For more information, call 671-1096.
The Peoria Pirates take on the Tri-Cities Fever this Saturday at the Peoria Civic Center at 7:05 pm. Tickets range in price from $11 to $60 plus season & group tickets are also available.
Willow Knolls Theatre continues their series of the Met Opera Live with the performance “La Fille du Regiment.” The show premieres Saturday at 12:30 pm with an encore showing Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for children and are available at the theater box office.
The Bradley Symphonic Winds / Symphonic Band performs Sunday at 3 pm at Dingeldine Music Center . Tickets are $5 for the general public and free to students. For more information, call 677-2595.