Archive for January, 2014

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The Paisley Convertible continues tonight (Thursday) at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs through March 2. On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at 6:30 pm, and the show is at 8 pm. On Sundays, doors & the buffet open at noon and the show is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $33 for Thursdays, $35 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $37 for Saturdays. For more information, call 309-965-2545 or go to www.barn2.com
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Ms. Pat will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets for the Friday & Saturday 8 pm shows are $15 and the other shows are $12. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

The 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show will take place from 9 am – 5 pm on Friday & from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall. See the latest trucks, trailers, engines, parts and services for truck operators. The “Trucker’s Pride” Truck Beauty Contest showcases the best in work and show trucks and the Trucker’s Pinewood Derby is for all ages.  Tickets are available from exhibitors, trucking facilities and online at www.midwesttruckers.com  For more information, call 217-525-0310 or visit www.midwesttruckers.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Charles Walker Band beginning on Friday at 5:30 pm. Admission is $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $6 for student & senior members and $9 for student & senior non-members.  For more information, call 309-674-6877 or visit http://www.peoriacac.org

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos will take place in The Broadway Lounge (located at 316 SW Washington Street in Peoria) with dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. Cost is $38 and includes a two entree buffet and the show. Show only is available for $10 on a 1st come basis. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 309-494-9100. Saturday night’s dinner is SOLD OUT, however, show only tickets are still available. For more information, visit www.howlinonwater.com

Monster Jam 2014 will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 7 pm. Before Saturday’s afternoon show, meet the drivers, get their autographs, take photos and see the trucks up close at the Party in the Pits. Pit Passes are available for $10. Tickets for the show are $45 for front row seats, $30 for gold circle, $20, $15 and $10 for kids aged 2 – 12 and are available at the t the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com  All tickets $2 more day of show.
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Mike Toomey’s TV & Me will be presented at the ICC Performing Arts Center (located at 1 College Dr. in East Peoria) on Friday beginning at 7:30 pm. This nostalgic, multimedia trip back to 60s and 70s TV land includes hundreds of slides and sound clips, along with Mike Toomey’s spot-on vocal impressions of many popular TV characters of the time. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available at the ICC Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 309-694-5136 or online at http://www.artsaticc.com

Join Kathy Knapp, local origami expert and teacher, who will demonstrate origami techniques at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday beginning at 11 am as part of the opening of the Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami exhibition. Admission is free to members or $11 for adults, $10 for seniors citizens 60+ or $9 for youth 3-17 plus Peoria county residents receive a 15% discount. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Metamora Township High School will host JazzFest 2014 featuring Northern Illinois University’s Jazz Ensemble and special guest Donald Harrison at the Kenneth H. Maurer Performing Arts Center (located at 101 W. Madison St. in Metamora) beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and may be purchased at the high school main office or by calling 309-367-4151 Ext. 574.

Gertie’s Groundhog Day Outing will take place at Wildlife Prairie Park from 6 – 9 am featuring park naturalists to teach about the history of Groundhog Day, local musician, Barry Cloyd, who will teach everyone the song, “Wake Up, Gertie”. Admission is free and the first 500 people in the gates will receive a coupon from McDonald’s for a free large sandwich and the first 200 people will get a coupon from Buffalo Wild Wings for six free wings with the purchase of one soda. Some restrictions apply, so check all coupons for details. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wildlifeprairiestatepark

 

The Paisley Convertible continues tonight (Thursday) at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs through March 2. On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at 6:30 pm, and the show is at 8 pm. On Sundays, doors & the buffet open at noon and the show is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $33 for Thursdays, $35 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $37 for Saturdays. For more information, call 309-965-2545 or go to www.barn2.com
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Ms. Pat will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets for the Friday & Saturday 8 pm shows are $15 and the other shows are $12. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

The 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show will take place from 9 am – 5 pm on Friday & from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall. See the latest trucks, trailers, engines, parts and services for truck operators. The “Trucker’s Pride” Truck Beauty Contest showcases the best in work and show trucks and the Trucker’s Pinewood Derby is for all ages.  Tickets are available from exhibitors, trucking facilities and online at www.midwesttruckers.com  For more information, call 217-525-0310 or visit www.midwesttruckers.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Charles Walker Band beginning on Friday at 5:30 pm. Admission is $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $6 for student & senior members and $9 for student & senior non-members.  For more information, call 309-674-6877 or visit http://www.peoriacac.org

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos will take place in The Broadway Lounge (located at 316 SW Washington Street in Peoria) with dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. Cost is $38 and includes a two entree buffet and the show. Show only is available for $10 on a 1st come basis. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 309-494-9100. Saturday night’s dinner is SOLD OUT, however, show only tickets are still available. For more information, visit www.howlinonwater.com

Monster Jam 2014 will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 7 pm. Before Saturday’s afternoon show, meet the drivers, get their autographs, take photos and see the trucks up close at the Party in the Pits. Pit Passes are available for $10. Tickets for the show are $45 for front row seats, $30 for gold circle, $20, $15 and $10 for kids aged 2 – 12 and are available at the t the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com  All tickets $2 more day of show.
Find a Coupon for $4 Off Tickets on Peoria-Deals.com!
Good through Thursday, January 30th only!

Mike Toomey’s TV & Me will be presented at the ICC Performing Arts Center (located at 1 College Dr. in East Peoria) on Friday beginning at 7:30 pm. This nostalgic, multimedia trip back to 60s and 70s TV land includes hundreds of slides and sound clips, along with Mike Toomey’s spot-on vocal impressions of many popular TV characters of the time. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available at the ICC Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 309-694-5136 or online at http://www.artsaticc.com

Join Kathy Knapp, local origami expert and teacher, who will demonstrate origami techniques at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday beginning at 11 am as part of the opening of the Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami exhibition. Admission is free to members or $11 for adults, $10 for seniors citizens 60+ or $9 for youth 3-17 plus Peoria county residents receive a 15% discount. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Metamora Township High School will host JazzFest 2014featuring Northern Illinois University’s Jazz Ensemble and special guest Donald Harrison at the Kenneth H. Maurer Performing Arts Center (located at 101 W. Madison St. in Metamora) beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and may be purchased at the high school main office or by calling 309-367-4151 Ext. 574.

Gertie’s Groundhog Day Outing will take place at Wildlife Prairie Park from 6 – 9 am featuring park naturalists to teach about the history of Groundhog Day, local musician, Barry Cloyd, who will teach everyone the song, “Wake Up, Gertie”. Admission is free and the first 500 people in the gates will receive a coupon from McDonald’s for a free large sandwich and the first 200 people will get a coupon from Buffalo Wild Wings for six free wings with the purchase of one soda. Some restrictions apply, so check all coupons for details. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wildlifeprairiestatepark

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Oliver at Peoria Players Theatre
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The Paisley Convertible
continues tonight (Thursday) at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs through March 2. On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at 6:30 pm, and the show is at 8 pm. On Sundays, doors & the buffet open at noon and the show is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $33 for Thursdays, $35 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $37 for Saturdays. For more information, call 309-965-2545 or go to www.barn2.com
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The Erotic Hypnotic will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets are $15 except the Thursday and Friday 10:30 pm shows which are $12. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

The Illinois Fish & Feather Expo will take place at the Interstate Conference Center (located at 2301 W. Market Street in Bloomington) from Noon – 7 pm on Friday, 9 am – 7 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids 5 & under.  For more information, visit www.illinoisfishandfeather.com

The Bridal Bash featuring nearly 70 booths with photographers, venues, florists, linens, decor, rentals and beauty services will be held at the Embassy Suites (located at 100 Conference Center Drive in East Peoria) from 5 – 8 pm on Friday and from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday. There will also be mini-fashion shows by Cloud Nine Bridal Boutique with entertainment by DJ4U. Admission is free. Pre-registration and more information may be found at www.behindeverybride.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature State of Mind beginning on Friday at 5:30 pm. 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 to DJ Matt Vasquez. Admission is $3 for CAC Members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6877 or visit http://www.peoriacac.org

Wine & Cheese Under the Stars will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Dome Planetarium on Friday beginning at 7 pm. Featuring wine from Willett’s Winery & Cellar and Sheldon Schafer, curator of the Solar System exhibit, who will take you on a guided tour of the universe. Relax with local wines or craft beer and enjoy the view with the state-of-the-art Zeiss planetarium technology. Admission is $25 for PRM members and $30 for guests. Advance registration requested and may be made by calling 309-686-7000. For more information, visit http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

A Piece of My Heart will be presented by the Corn Stock Theatre Winter Playhouse on Friday & Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm and Sunday beginning at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and are available at the Corn Stock Theatre Box Office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at www.CornStockTheatre.com
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The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Knoxville Ice Bears at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:15 pm each night. Tickets are $17 and $20 for lower bowl tickets and $10 and $12 for upper bowl tickets and are on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com  For more information about the team, visit www.Rivermen.net
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The 2014 Illinois Music Education Conference will host the All State Jazz Night Concert on Friday in the Civic Center Theater beginning at 7:30 pm. The All State Choral, Band & Orchestra concert will be held in the Peoria Civic Center Arena beginning at 1 pm on Saturday and the All State Honors choral, band & orchestra concert will be held in the arena beginning at 3:15 pm also on Saturday.  Tickets for each of these concerts are $5 for the general public and are available at the door.  For complete information with performances and other meetings, call 708-479-4000 or visit www.ilmea.org

Open Ice Fishing will take place at Camp Wokanda (located at 620 Boy Scout Road in Chillicothe) on Saturday from 9 am – Noon. Participants will be shown how and where to use a hand auger. Fishing is catch and release only. Pole rental is $1 and donations are accepted.

Boy Scout Troop 178’s annual Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday from 4 – 8 pm at the Morton United Methodist Church (located at 420 N. Tennessee Ave. in Morton). Advance tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children and $20 for a family of five or more. Cost at the door is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children or $20 for a family of five or more. Silent auction bids will take place from 4 – 7:30 pm. Get a free cookie or dessert with a canned food item donation. For advance tickets call 309-263-8559 or 309-212-0393.

The Great Burr Oak Science Club will meet at the Pekin Speakeasy Art Center (located at 353 Court Street in Pekin) on Saturday beginning at 6 pm featuring expert beekeeper and state bee inspector Dustin Campbell, beekeeper and owner of Belleville Honey, former USDA Hawaii bee lab field researcher and state honey bee inspector. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.TheGreatBurrOakScienceClub.com

Vocalist and pianist Edith Barnard and jazz guitarist Wes Sedrel will present “Celebrate Jazz of Jerome Kern” at the Apollo Theater (located at 311 Main Street in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 6:30 pm. The duo will perform Kern’s songs and share anecdotes about him with the 1946 film about Kern’s life, Till the Clouds Roll By, to follow. Admission is $5. For more information, call 309-922-9058.

World Championship ICE Racing will take place at the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for adult reserved seating, $10 for children aged 2-12 reserved seating, $18 for adult general admission seating and $10 for children aged 2-12 general admission seating (all tickets $2 more the day of show). Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the U.S. Cellular Coliseum, by calling 1-800-745-3000, select Walmart locations or online at www.ticketmaster.com

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council will host its third annual International Trivia Challenge fundraiser at the Itoo Hall (located at 4909 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 2:30 pm. Proceeds will help PAWAC send five high school Scholastic Bowl champions to the national Academic World Quest competition in Washington, DC this April. Bring a team of eight or join a team when you arrive to show off your global knowledge and raise money to support global education for area students. Tickets are $20 per person or $10 for high school and college students. For more information, visit http://www.pawac.org

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players will perform at First United Methodist Church (located at 116 NE Perry Ave. in Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 3 pm. The Wind Quartet of John McMurtery, Angela Schmid, Roger Garrett and Michael Dicker will perform works by Dubois, Ibert, Moritz and more and is free. For more information, call 309-673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org

Winter Jam 2014 will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Sunday beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door – no pre-sale event tickets will be available. For a complete list of performers, visit www.jamtour.com

The Central Illinois Jazz Society will perform at Landmark Recreation Center (located at 3225 N. Dries Lane in Peoria) on Sunday beginning at 6 pm. The house band will open and Supersession featuring Paul Weddle on saxes, Jason Hattermann on keyboards, Cortez Banks on drums, Dave Plunk on bass and Mike Nellas on guitar will begin at 7:15 pm playing smooth jazz, Latin and standards. Admission is $5 for members, $7 for non-members and students are free. For more information, visit http://www.peoriajazz.com/home.php

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The Peoria Area World Affairs Council will host a dinner and presentation entitled “Immigration Reform Implications for the Midwest” by Dr. Rachel Buff, associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, tonight (Thursday) at the IVY Club (located at 5102 N. Galena Road, Peoria Heights) A reception begins at 5:30 pm, dinner begins at 6 pm and the presentation is at 7 pm. Tickets are $30 for PAWAC members and students or $35 for non-members. For more information, call 309-677-2454 or visit www.pawac.org

The Paisley Convertible opens tonight (Thursday) at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs through March 2. On Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at 6:30 pm, and the show is at 8 pm. On Sundays, doors & the buffet open at noon and the show is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $33 for Thursdays, $35 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $37 for Saturdays. For more information, call 309-965-2545 or go to www.barn2.com
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Bradley University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will sponsor a presentation by Board of the Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park president Bill Cirone entitled “Wildlife Prairie Park: A Jewel of the Midwest” tonight (Thursday) beginning at 7 pm in Marty Theatre (located in the Robert H. Michel Student Center, lower level at 915 N. Elmwood in Peoria). Admission is free, however registration is required. Call 309-677-3900 to register or for more information.

Nate Bargatze will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets for the Friday & Saturday 8 pm shows are $15 and the other shows are $12. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Rewind beginning on Friday at 5:30 pm. Admission is $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $6 for student & senior members and $9 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 Matt Vasquez on Friday from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. A cash bar will be available. Admission is $3 for members or $6 for non-members.  For more information, call 309-674-6877 or visit http://www.peoriacac.org

The Bradley Braves take on Southern Illinois on Friday beginning at 7 pm at the Peoria Civic Center Arena. Tickets are $8, $14, $20 and $55 and are available at the Renaissance Coliseum Box Office, by calling 309-677-2625 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com

The Penguin Project will present Grease at Eastlight Theatre (located within the East Peoria High School Auditorium) on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available online at www.eastlighttheatre.com, by calling 309-699-7469 or at the Eastlight Theater box office. Student tickets are only available through the box office. For more information, visit http://www.penguinproject.org

A Piece of My Heart will be presented by the Corn Stock Theatre Winter Playhouse on Friday & Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 students and are available at the Corn Stock Theatre Box Office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at www.CornStockTheatre.com
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A presentation about Building an Energy Efficient Home will be held at the Peoria Public Library North Branch in the McKenzie Room (located at 3001 W. Grand Parkway in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 10:30 am.  Admission is free.

Family Fest 2014, a family-focused community event featuring 40,000 square feet of interactive fun for all ages, will take place on Saturday from 10 am – 7 pm in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall D. Admission is $5 for adults and children and free for ages under 3. A Family Four Pack of 2 adults and 2 children will also be available for $15. For more information, visit www.rbshows.com

Peoria Midwest Flames Basketball will take on the Southern Illinois Monarchs in the Woodruff Gymnasium Home Gym (located at 1800 NE Perry Ave. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 4 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students with ID, $5 for children 6 – 12 and senior citizens and free for children 5 and under 5. Groups of 10 or more receive a $2 discount. For more information and to order tickets online, visit http://midwestflamesbasketball.com

The Heart of Illinois United Way emerging leaders group (GENeration United) will host the 2nd Annual Snowball Masquerade beginning at 6:30 pm on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (located at 101 Holiday Street in East Peoria). Enjoy an evening of fun with a masquerade contest and live entertainment provided by Three and a Half Men. Tickets are $55 per person and include hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets.  For more information, call call 309-674-5181 or visit http://www.hoiunitedway.org/HOIUW-generation-united-events.php

The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Bloomington Thunder at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Saturday beginning at 7:15 pm and again on Sunday at 3:15 pm. Tickets are $17 and $20 for lower bowl tickets and $10 and $12 for upper bowl tickets and are on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com  For more information, visit www.Rivermen.net
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The Heritage Ensemble will present its Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert at the ICC Performing Arts Center (located at 1 College Drive in East Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 senior citizens $8 students and free children under 12 and are available at the ICC Box Office or by calling 309-694-5136. For more information, visit www.artsaticc.com

Sunday Fun Day will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Sunday beginning at 1:30 pm with “Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11” where children can hear the retelling of the Apollo 11 story and make a craft to take home. Cost is $2 per child (an adult must be present during the event). Admission is free to members or $11 for adults, $10 for seniors citizens 60+ or $9 for youth 3-17 plus Peoria county residents receive a 15% discount. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The Peoria Symphony will present “Matinee at the Movies” at the Peoria Civic Center Theater beginning at 3 pm. Featuring music from Hollywood classics new and old including Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven, and Gone with the Wind, the show will be hosted by Dan Diorio & Grag Batton of WMBD 1470. Tickets range from $26 to $71 and from $11 for students and are available at the PSO Box Office, by calling 309-671-1096 or online at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/PEOR/

The Chinaman will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets are $15 except the Thursday and Friday 10:30 pm shows which are $12. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Judy Page & Speak Easy on Friday beginning at 5:30 pm. Admission is $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $6 for student & senior members and $9 for student & senior non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit http://www.peoriacac.org

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos will take place on Friday & Saturday at The Broadway Lounge (located at 316 SW Washington Street in Peoria) with dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. Cost is $38 and includes a two entree buffet and the show. Show only is available for $10 on a 1st come basis. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 309-494-9100 or emailing thewaterhouse@aol.com

Lady Antebellum with Kip Moore and special guest Kacey Musgraves will perform at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $75, $59.50, and $39.50 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 1-800.745.3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.Ticketmaster.com

The CrossFit Grand Opening of their new facility (located at 704 E. War Memorial Drive in Peoria) will take place on Saturday from 8 am – Noon with free introductory classes every hour and a registered dietitian on site. At noon, there will be CPR training for $20 with registration required. For more information, call 309-682-9348 or visit www.crossfit309.com

Forest Park Nature Center, the Peoria Audubon Society and Wildlife Prairie Park will host Eagles on the Illinois River on Saturday beginning at 10 am at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 Forest Park Drive in Peoria Heights). Each year hundreds of bald eagles winter in the Illinois River Valley:  learn about them with presentations featuring a live bald eagle and a tour to view bald eagles in their natural habitat along the river.  Admission is free, however donations are welcomed.

Solar System Family Day will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday beginning at 11 am featuring a day of planet-themed activities, workshops plus planetarium shows. Admission is free for members or $11 for adults, $10 for seniors citizens 60+ or $9 for youth 3-17 plus Peoria county residents receive a 15% discount. Workshops are $7.50 per participant per workshop. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Songs from the Woods Concert Series will present Tom Kastle at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N. Forest Park Drive in Peoria Heights) on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Admission is $7 for adults or $6 for ages 12 and under with a $1 discount for CORE members. For more information, call 309-686-3360 or visit www.peoriaparks.org

The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Bloomington Thunder at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Saturday beginning at 7:15 pm. Tickets are $17 and $20 for lower bowl tickets and $10 and $12 for upper bowl tickets and are on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 309-676-1040 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com  For more information, visit www.Rivermen.net
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Heartland Festival Orchestra will present their Vienna to Broadway New Year’s Greeting concert at Five Points Performing Arts Center (located at 360 N. Wilmor Rd. in Washington) on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Featuring Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman, tickets are $30 for adults and $8 for students and children and are available at Kidder Music (located at 7728 N. Crestline Drive in Peoria) or online at http://www.heartlandfestivalorchestra.org  Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Greater Peoria Honor Flight.

Barry Cloyd will perform at the GAR Hall (located at 416 Hamilton Blvd. in downtown Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. The Roots of Folk Celebration includes a performance by the Way Down Wanderers, a six-piece folk-alternative band with members ranging in age from 17 – 23. Admission is $10 for all age and guests are invited to bring their own drinks. For more information, call 309-863-0747.

Salsa Night at The Black Rabbit (located at 456 Fulton Street in Peoria) begins on Saturday with free lessons from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. Admission us $10 for adults and free with ID for students. For more information, visit www.peorialatinvibe.com

The Wedding of a Lifetime Bridal Show will be held in the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom on Sunday beginning at 10 am with runway shows at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, call 309-688-1411 or 309-263-8155.

The Peoria Rivermen Alumni Association (PRAA) will host Skate Strong, an exhibition game between the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni and the St. Louis Blues Alumni, on Wednesday beginning at 7 pm at the Peoria Civic Center. A minimum of $10 per person donation at the door for general seating is requested. During the game, fans can get player autographs plus buy 50/50 tickets. Immediately following the game, teams will also auction player jerseys. For more information, call 309-645-6739 or visit http://skatestronghockey.com

Whisper & Shout at the Contemporary Art Center is an open mic for sharing and inspiring poetry and will take place tonight (Thursday) with doors opening at 7:30 pm and the show beginning at 8 pm. Admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members.
Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Rooster Alley on Friday beginning at 5:30 pm. Admission is $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $6 for student & senior members and $9 for student & senior non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit http://www.peoriacac.org

The Central Illinois Herpetological Society will meet tonight (Thursday) at Forest Park Nature Center at 7 pm featuring a speaker, raffles, announcements of trips and exhibits and opportunities for hobbyists to interact with one another. Admission is free. Membership to the CIHS is $20 per year which includes the quarterly newsletter, Herp Alert. The Society meets the first Thursday every month at this time at Forest Park Nature Center.

Brett Erickson will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets are $13 or $12 with cash payment.   For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Kids have cabin fever? Get them out of the house for fun and learning at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Winter Break Workshop from 10 am – 3 pm on Friday. Cost is $8 for PRM members and $10 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 309-686-7000. For complete details with session descriptions, visit http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/posts/213
And Super Saturday will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday beginning at 1 pm. At this time of year, it’s very easy to get shocked when touching metal: learn why with Van de Graaff generator demonstrations about static electricity. Admission is free to members or $11 for adults, $10 for seniors citizens 60+ or $9 for youth 3-17 plus Peoria county residents receive a 15% discount. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit http://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The CIAO First Fridays Artists’ Tour will take place from 5 – 9 pm at 10 different locations in downtown Peoria including The Mill, Murray Center for the Arts, the Contemporary Art Center, and the Peoria Art Guild where visitors can view artist demonstrations as well as purchase pieces. For a complete map of the locations, visit http://ciaopeoria.com

The Bradley Braves take on Drake on Saturday beginning at 7 pm at the Peoria Civic Center Arena. Ticket are $8, $14, $20 and $55 and are available at the Renaissance Coliseum Box Office, by calling 309-677-2625 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com

The Harlem Globetrotters will take the floor at the Peoria Civic Center on Sunday beginning at 2 pm. Tickets start at $15 and are now available at the Peoria Civic Center box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com

Million Dollar Quartet, the Tony® award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time, will be performed at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Tuesday & Wednesday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $69, $56 and $39 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and online at www.Ticketmaster.com