“Three and-a-Half Men” will perform tonight (Wednesday)in the Back Room at the Fieldhouse Bar and Grill in Campus Town (located at 1200 W. Main St. in Peoria) beginning at 7 pm and there is cover charge. For more information, call 309-494-9600.
The Jive Turkey Concert will take place tonight (Wednesday) from 8 – 11 pm on the square at the Parkview (located at 118 E. Main St. in Elmwood) with the 42′s performing classic rock, alternative, and a little country from The Beatles and Tom Petty to Jack Johnson. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and are available by calling 309-742-8900.
The Contemporary Arts Center will host a Thanksgiving Jam tonight (Wednesday) with doors opening at 5 pm. South Side Cindy & the Slip-Tones will perform beginning at 5:30 pm. Admission is $10 plus a canned or box non-perishable food item to benefit the local food banks. Pledge an extra donation of a “full grocery bag” to reserve a table for 8 in advance by calling 309-370-3589. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and alcoholic beverages. For more information, visit www.peoriacac.org
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield runs Friday – Sunday this weekend. On Friday and Saturday, doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at 6:30 pm, and the show is at 8 pm. On Sunday, doors & the buffet open at noon, and the show is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $34 for Thursdays, $36 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $38 for Saturdays. For more information, call 309-965-2545 or go to www.barn2.com
The 124th Annual Santa Claus Parade, the longest running holiday parade in the country, steps off at 10:15 am on Friday throughout downtown Peoria with the theme of “Toys, Treasures and Traditions”. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.peoriaevents.com/events/santa-parade.html
Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center featuring the Robin Crowe Band begins at 5:30 pm on Friday. Admission is $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $6 for student & senior members and $9 for student & senior non-members.
Enjoy Swing Dance at the Contemporary Arts Center on Friday from 8:30 – 9:30 pm for the dance lesson and 9:30 pm – 12:30 am for open dancing. Admission is $3 for CAC Members and $6 for non-members. For more information on either event, call 309-674-6822
Yule Like Peoria will take place on Friday beginning with the Peoria County Courthouse Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm and run through 9 pm with several local groups performing throughout commercial buildings in downtown Peoria. Admission is free and there will be complimentary refreshments. For a map listing performers & location plus additional details, visit http://www.peoriaevents.com/events/yule-like-peoria.html
Candlelight Walks at Luthy Botanical Garden will take place on Fridays and Saturday evenings from 7 – 9 pm through December 23. Visit the Poinsettia Show at night, under the warm glow of hundreds of candles, while enjoying live performances of holiday music. Admission is free. Find a 20% Off coupon for your entire purchase in the Luthy Botanical Gift Shop on Peoria-Deals.com!
Etta May will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club on Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets are $16 or $15 with cash except the Friday 10:30 pm show which is $13 or $12 with cash. For more information, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com
First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, now there’s Small Business Saturday where people are encouraged to shop local, small businesses for their holiday shopping. Support local small businesses by patronizing them this Saturday. Click HERE for more information.
The 21st Annual FOLEPI River Trail Classic will take place Saturday at the River Trail of Illinois East Branch at FonduLac Park District Administration Center. Transportation is provided to the starting line beginning at 7:45 am for the 4 Mile Run & 2 Mile Walk. For more information or to register, visit www.cityofeastpeoria.com or call 309-253-2420.
The Harmonie-Concordia Singers of the Peoria German-American Society will be hosting a Kristkindlmarkt at the Lindenhof (located at 7601 N. Harker Drive in Peoria) from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and from Noon – 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is free. Vendors will be on hand with a variety of arts and crafts perfect for holiday gift giving. Food and beverages typical of the Kristkindlmarkts will also be available for purchase plus there will also be live entertainment.
Step back in time to Peoria circa 1919 with a Prohibition Era Dinner with historian Norm Kelly at Klusendorf’s Sky Harbor beginning at 5 pm on Saturday. Guests are invited to dress in Era costumes. Cost is $40 per person reserved in advance and includes 2 adult beverages, appetizer, choice of two entrees and dessert, a question and answer session with Kelly and gratuity. For more information, visit www.skyharborsteakhouse.com or call 309-674-5532.
The Festival of Lights Annual Parade of Lights will begin at 5:45 pm on Saturday following three miles of Washington Street in East Peoria starting on one side of the city and ending just past downtown. The parade features floats shaped entirely from lights. For more information including a parade route, visit http://www.cityofeastpeoria.com/index.cfm?pageID=71
A Christmas Celebration with Rachel West Kramer will be held at 7 pm Saturday at the Five Points Performing Arts Center (located at 360 N. Wilmor Rd. in Washington). Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Groups of 8 or more receive a $2 discount per ticket. For tickets or more information, call Hands of Love Ministry at 309-383-2828 or visit www.handsoflove.org