Archive for March, 2014

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Another Round of Beer for Breakfast continues tonight (Thursday) at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs through April 20. 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 3rd Annual Writers Festival will take place at Eureka College tonight (Thursday) & Friday night beginning at 7:30 pm each night in the Cerf Center. Poet Stephen Roger Powers (Thursday) and fiction writer Teresa Milbrodt (Friday) will be featured authors. A question-and-answer session, book-signing and reception will follow. Admission is free. For more information, call 414-213-7169.

Hunter Hayes with special guests Danielle Bradbury & Dan + Shay will perform at the Peoria Civic Center Arena tonight (Thursday) beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $49.50, $35 and $25 and are available at the Peoria Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com

Iliza Shlesinger will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets are $14 for the Thursday and Friday late shows and $17 for all other shows. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

The Lilies and The Lorax Lily Show will take place at the Luthy Botanical Garden (located at 2520 N. Prospect Rd. in Peoria) from 10 am – 5 pm today (Thursday) – Saturday and Noon – 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is $2.50 for adults aged 13 and up, and free for children 12 and under and Garden members. For more information, call 309-686-3362 or visit www.peoriaparks.org

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Jera & the Absolutes 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

The American Funk Band War will perform at the Tri-County Peoria Urban League Black and White Gala. The Gala will take place on Friday beginning at 6 pm and the concert begins at 8:30 pm. Tickets for the Gala & concert are $125 per person. Tickets for the concert only are $40 and are available at the Civic Center box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com  For more information, call 309-673-7474 or online at http://www.tcpul.com

Menopause The Musical will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $58, $52, $45 and $35 and are available at the the Peoria Civic Center box office, by calling 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster locations or online at www.Ticketmaster.com

Wildlife Prairie Park will host a Volunteer Orientation on Saturday from 9 am – Noon where volunteers can meet the staff and other volunteers, learn about changes to the volunteer program and Park updates. Admission is free for volunteers and no reservation is required to attend. For more information, email kdurham@wildlifeprairie.org

The Greater Peoria Regional Food Summit will present Seeds2Success at the Peoria RiverPlex on Saturday from 9 am -1:30 pm. Seeds2Success is an opportunity for the public to converse with representatives from the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council and explore strategies to strengthen the local foods movement. Fee for the event is $15 which includes a continental-style breakfast and a light lunch. Reservations may be made online at www.web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt  For more information, call 309-672-6056 or visit www.peoriacounty.org

The Peoria Riverfront Museum will present a two-day Glassblowing in Action demonstration from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Noon to 5 pm on Sunday. Featuring a mobile glassblowing studio from Southern Illinois University’s School of Art & Design with all the standard glass hotshop equipment, artists will demonstrate the glassblowing process, taking questions as they work on colored glass vases and bowls. Admission is included with paid admission to the Chihuly & Friends exhibit which 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 Pekin Kids Festival will be held at the Avanti’s Dome (located at 3401 Griffin Ave. in Pekin) on Saturday from 10 am – 7 pm. A family-focused event, there will be interactive activities including Fun on Run inflatibles, an indoor rock climbing wall, a balloon artist, face painting and more. Admission is $5 for all ages. For more information, visit http://www.rbshows.com

The 1st Annual Central Illinois Wine Festival will be held at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette (located at 501 Main Street in Peoria) on Saturday from Noon – 6 pm benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Peoria. Featuring music, hors d’oeuvres, craft beer and wine, tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door and include five complimentary tasting tickets and a commemorative wine glass. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit http://www.ticketfly.com/event/515229

The Habitat for Humanity Art Auction will be held at Kickapoo Creek Winery (located at 6605 N Smith Rd. in Edwards) on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 for a table of 8 and are available at www.habitatpeoria.org  For more information, call 309-676-6729 ext 2.

The Great Burr Oak Science Club 1 year anniversary will feature a presentation by Mr. Kevin Zeeb, Forensic Biologist with the Illinois State Police Crime Lab at the Speakeasy Art Center (located at 111 S Capitol St. in Pekin) on Saturday from 6 – 8 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.thegreatburroakscienceclub.com

The Awesome 80’s Prom will be presented in the Broadway Lounge at The Maxam Building (located at 316 SW Washington Street in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 309-494-9100. For more information, visit www.peoriacabarettheatre.com

The Bradley University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform in a spring concert on Sunday at Dingeldine Music Center (located at 1417 W. Barker Ave. in Peoria) beginning at 3 pm. Tickets are $5 for the general public & free for students.

Peoria Pops Orchestra will present a “TV Show Themes” concert at Five Points Performing Arts Center (located at 360 N. Wilmor Rd. in Washington) on Sunday beginning at 4 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students and are available online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=42375

Peoria Push Roller Derby will take on the Mclean County Missfits and the Cedar Valley Derby Divas at Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall on Sunday beginning at 5 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door and kids 6 & under are free. For more information, visit www.peoriarollerderby.org

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Another Round of Beer for Breakfast continues tonight (Thursday) at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs through April 20. 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 Miracle Worker continues at Peoria Players Theatre beginning at 7:30 pm tonight (Thursday), Friday & Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for patrons 18 & under and are available at the Peoria Players box office, by calling 309-688-4473 or online at www.peoriaplayers.org

The March Madness Experience will be held in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall tonight (Thursday) from 6 pm – 9 pm, from 10 am – 9 pm on Friday and 10 am – 6:30 pm on Saturday. Tickets are $2 at the door or get free admission with an IHSA game ticket stub.

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

The IHSA Class 3A Semifinal Session will be held in the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday with Game 1 at 12:15 pm and Game 2 at 2 pm. The IHSA Class 4A Semifinal Session will also be held on Friday in the Peoria Civic Center Arena with Game 1 beginning at 6:30 pm and Game 2 at 8:15 pm. Tickets for each game are $10.50, $8.50 and $6.50 and on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.Ticketmaster.com  For more information, visit http://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/BoysBasketball.aspx

The National Wild Turkey Federation Peoria Banquet will be held on Friday at the Embassy Suites (located at 100 Conference Center Dr. in East Peoria) with doors opening at 5:30 pm. Admission is $50 and includes dinner and a NWTF Membership or $65 for a couple and includes dinner for 2 and a NWTF Membership. Sponsorships are also available. Registration may be made online at www.regonline.com/nwtfpeoria

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Full Flavor 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 take place on Friday also featuring a dance lesson from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Matt Vasquez 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 on either event, call 309-674-6877 or visit http://www.peoriacac.org

Jim Gaffigan will present his “The White Bread Tour” at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday beginning at 7 pm and at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $49.75 and $39.75 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 800-45-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.Ticketmaster.com

Into the Night with Gershwin will be presented at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria on Friday beginning at 7:30 pm featuring Thomas Pandolfi. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and are available at the ICC Box Office, by calling 309-694-5136 or online at http://www.artsaticc.com

Superior Donuts continues at the Corn Stock Theatre Winter Playhouse beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday and at 2:30 pm on Sunday. 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 Cabaret Double Feature starring Bryan Krasner & Kelsey Burd will be held at the Waterhouse (located in The Maxam Building at 316 SW Washington Street in Peoria) beginning at 7:30 pm. Reserved seating is $15 for either show or $25 for both. For reservations, call 309-494-9100 or email thewaterhouse@aol.com  For more information, visit www.PeoriaCabaretTheatre.com

Parmalee with the Devin Clemons Band and Spring Creek Station will perform at the Limelight Eventplex (located at 8102 N. University in Peoria) on Friday beginning at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show and are available at the Limelight box office or online at http://www.limelighteventplex.com

The Peoria Riverfront Museum will host the 15th annual Interplanetary 5K Race/1 Mile Fitness Walk on Saturday with registration beginning at 7:30 am, the 5K race beginning at 9 am, the 1 Mile Fitness Walk beginning at 9:05 am and the Kids’ Fun Run beginning at 9:30 am. The event takes runners and walkers of all ages through portions of the largest solar system model in the world. The Run the Planets race begins at the museum’s Sun Plaza and runs along the Riverfront Trail from the Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina and back. For more information and to register, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The Spring Thaw Ice Skating Competition will take place at Owens Center (located at 1019 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 8 am. This Ice Skating Institute competition will include a vast array of figure skating events. Admission is free. For details and participation requirements, call 309-686-3368 or visit www.peoriaparks.org

The Peoria Camera Club will host a Digital Photography Creativity Seminar, “Legend Behind the Lens” Tony Sweet, on Saturday from 8:45 am to 4:45 pm at the ICC Performing Arts Center (located on the ICC East Peoria Campus). Advance registration is $85 for adults and $45 for students. For more information or to register online, visit www.peoriacameraclub.com or call 309-962-1553.

The Peoria Zoo, Wildlife Prairie Park and the Peoria Riverfront Museum will hold a Membership Swap on Saturday and Sunday where members of any of the organizations can receive free admission to all three by presenting a membership card and photo ID. The Peoria Zoo is open from 10 am to 5 pm on both dates; Wildlife Prairie Park is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm on both dates and the museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. For more information, call the Peoria Zoo at 309-686-3365, Wildlife Prairie Park at 309-676-0998 or the museum at 309-686-7000.

Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?, a nationally-syndicated, comedy/quiz/interview show, will be presented by Peoria Public Radio at Five Points Performing Arts Center (located at 360 N. Wilmor Rd. in Washington) on Saturday beginning at 9:30 am. Tickets are $30 and are available online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=41403  For more information, call 309-444-8222.

The IHSA Class 3A Final Session will be held on Saturday in the Peoria Civic Center Arena with Game 1 beginning at 12:15 pm and Game 2 at 2 pm. The IHSA Class 4A Final Session will also be held on Saturday in the Peoria Civic Center Arena with Game 1 beginning at 6:30 pm and Game 2 at 8:15 pm. Tickets for each game are $10.50, $8.50 and $6.50 and on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.Ticketmaster.com  For more information, visit http://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/BoysBasketball.aspx

Molly Hatchet will perform at the Limelight Eventplex (located at 8102 N. University in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $21 and are general admission and standing only sold at the door. For more information, visit www.limelighteventplex.com

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Another Round of Beer for Breakfast continues tonight (Thursday) at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs through April 20. 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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Bobby Slayton will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets are $13 for the Thursday and Friday late shows and $16 for all other shows. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

The March Madness Experience will be held in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall tonight (Thursday) from 6 pm – 9 pm, 10 am – 9 pm on Friday and 10 am – 6:30 pm on Saturday. Tickets are $2 at the door or get free admission with an IHSA game ticket stub.

The IHSA Class 1A Semifinal Session will be held in the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday with Game 1 at 12:15 pm and Game 2 at 2 pm. The IHSA Class 2A Semifinal Session will also be held on Friday in the Peoria Civic Center Arena with Game 1 beginning at 6:30 pm and Game 2 at 8:15 pm. Tickets for each game are $10.50, $8.50 and $6.50 and on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.Ticketmaster.com  For more information, visit http://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/BoysBasketball.aspx

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Cousin Eddie 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

Welcome Spring with an old-fashioned Barn Dance at the historic G.A.R. Hall (located at 416 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria) on Friday beginning at 7 pm. Callers Jim Hicks and Gail Hintze teach all the dances and beginners are welcome. Live music will be provided by the string band “Too Old to be Controlled”. Introduction to barn dance basics will begin at 6:45 pm. Admission is $5, with a $20 maximum for families. Please bring a snack to share. For more information, call 309-274-5358 or 309-274-2228.

The Miracle Worker will be presented by Peoria Players Theatre beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for patrons 18 & under and are available at the Peoria Players box office, by calling 309-688-4473 or online at www.peoriaplayers.org

Superior Donuts will be presented by the Corn Stock Theatre Winter Playhouse beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. 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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The IHSA Class 1A Final Session will be held on Saturday in the Peoria Civic Center Arena with Game 1 beginning at 12:15 pm and Game 2 at 2 pm. The IHSA Class 2A Final Session will also be held on Saturday in the Peoria Civic Center Arena with Game 1 beginning at 6:30 pm and Game 2 at 8:15 pm. Tickets for each game are $10.50, $8.50 and $6.50 and on sale now at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.Ticketmaster.com  For more information, visit http://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/BoysBasketball.aspx

Cirque D’Or will be presented at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday at 7 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $63, $43 and $28 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com

Heartland Festival Orchestra will present Vibrant Mendelssohn at Five Points Performing Arts Center (located at 360 N. Wilmor Rd. in Washington) on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Featuring Lara St. John, Violin Soloist, tickets are $30 for adults and $8 for students (ID required) and are available at Kidder Music (located at 7728 N. Crestline Drive in Peoria) or online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=34186

Peoria Symphony Orchestra will present “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” at Grace Presbyterian Church (located on State Route 91 in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 8 pm. Featuring Paul Kantor on violin, tickets range from $26 – $71 and and are available at tht PSO Box Office, by calling 309-671-1096 or online at http://www.peoriasymphony.org

The Central Illinois Jazz Train, the ICC jazz big band led by Larry Harms and Dave Hoffman and Friends will perform at Landmark Recreation Center (located at 3225 N. Dries Lane in Peoria) on Sunday from 6 – 8:30 pm. The Jazz Train will play a variety of hits and Dave Hoffman, who toured with Ray Charles along with several others, will present original pieces influenced by jazz, funk, R&B, ethnic and world music. Admission is $5 for Central Illinois Jazz Society members, $7 for guests and free for students. For more information, call 309-692-5330 or visit www.peoriajazz.com

CLICK HERE to REGISTER TO WIN TICKETS to:

The Pekin Kids Fest, Menopause the Musical,
Jim Gaffigan in Concert and
2 Daily Passes for the Riverplex!

Whisper & Shout will take place at the Contemporary Art Center tonight (Thursday) with doors opening at 7:30 pm, show beginning at 8 pm. An open mic for sharing and inspiring poetry, admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822.

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. For more information, visit www.centralillinoisherp.com 

Another Round of Beer for Breakfast opens tonight (Thursday) at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield and runs through April 20. 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 Bradley University Theatre Department will present Clybourne Park at Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts tonight (Thursday), Friday & Saturday beginning at 8 pm and Sunday beginning at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for students, and $12 for Bradley faculty and staff, students and senior citizens and are available at the Bradley University Theatre Box Office, by calling 309-677-2650.

Kevin Pollak will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm and Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for the Thursday and Friday 10:30 pm show and $30 for all other shows. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

The CIAO First Fridays Artists’ Tour will take place on Friday 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

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Dexter O’Neal & Funk Yard 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 take place on Friday featuring a dance lesson from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Matt Vasquez from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. A casha bar will be available. Admission is $3 for members or $6 for non-members.  For more information, on these events, call 309-674-6877 or visit http://www.peoriacac.org

The 2014 Frolic with the Fairies Mother-Daughter Tea & Style Show will take place at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Ballroom for a Friday Night Frolic, a special Fairy Tea for ages 6 and up beginning at 6:30 pm and 3 seatings on Saturday at 9 am, 12:30 pm (this seating is sold out) and 4 pm. Tickets are $30 per person for any of the seatings and tables of 10 are available for $275. Tickets are available online at http://www.frolicwiththefairies.com/3052/3073.html

The Peoria Rivermen will take on the Mississippi Surge at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Friday& Saturday beginning at 7:15 pm and Sunday beginning at 3:15pm. 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 Rivermen, visit www.Rivermen.net
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Working is a musical that fills you with hope and inspiration through monologues and song that will be presented by the ICC Theatre Department at the ICC Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday and at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 students and senior citizens and are available at the ICC Box Office, by calling 309-694-5136 or online at http://www.artsaticc.com

The Peoria Art Guild (located at 203 Harrison Street in Peoria) has transformed all three levels of the Foster Arts Center building with their “Nude Attitude” exhibit which will be on display on Friday from 8 pm to midnight. There will be a juried exhibition, performance art, figurative artwork, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and libations. All proceeds will benefit art education. Tickets are $20 in advance for members, $30 in advance tickets for non-members or $40 at the door. For more information, visit www.peoriaartguild.org

The Peoria Area World Affairs Council will present the 44th annual Central Illinois World Affairs Conference “Cybersecurity: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age” on Saturday from 9 am – 2:30 pm at the Embassy Suites (located at 1 Conference Center Drive in East Peoria) with registration beginning at 7:30 am. For more information, call 309-677-2454 or visit http://www.pawac.org

The Songs from the Woods Series at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N. Forest Park Drive in Peoria Heights) will feature Bucky Halker on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Admission is $7 for adults and $6 for ages 12 and under plus a $1 discount for CORE members. For more information about the artist, visit www.buckyhalker.com

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

The Fine Art of Hospitality will be presented by the Peoria Historical Society at the Pettengill-Morron Home (located at 1212 W. Moss Ave.in Peoria) on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm. Enjoy the understated elegance of Miss Jean Morron with an exhibition of her finest glassware, silverware and China from around the world in a Victorian era home. Admission is $7 per person at the door. For more information, call 309-674-1921 or visit www.peoriahistoricalsociety.org

The series premiere of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey will take place on Sunday at 8 pm at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theater (located at 222 SW Washington St. in Peoria). Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Reservations must be made by calling the Museum ticket desk at 309-686-7000. For more information, visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org