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The Curious Savage will be presented at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Season (Iocated in upper Bradley Park) on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm plus next Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Written by John Patrick, the comedy tells the story of Ethel P. Savage, an elderly woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students through high school and are available at the Corn Stock box office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at

Sunset Boulevard will be presented at Peoria Players Theatre (located at 4300 N University St. in Peoria) at 7:30 pm tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show is based on Billy Wilder’s Academy Award-winning 1950 film of the same title which tells the story of Norma Desmond, a faded star of the silent screen era, living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. When young screenwriter Joe Gillis accidentally crosses her path, she sees in him an opportunity to make her comeback to the big screen. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth and are available by calling 309-688-4473. For more information, visit at

The Classic Film Series will feature The Godfather at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre tonight (Thursday) beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $8.50 for adult members, $7.50 for senior citizen members, $6.50 for child members or $10.50 for adults, $9.50 for senior citizens and $8.50 for kids and are available online at

An interactive art showcase and music video shoot for the song, “Together We Work“, will take place at the Contemporary Art Center (located at 305 Southwest Water Street in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Local musician Josiah Williams and Chelsie Tamms of Lettering Works will host the event. Tamms will have art on display, merchandise for sale and specially designed posters that complement the theme. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Nick Griffin will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm for $12, Friday at 7:30 pm for $15 and 9:45 pm for $12 and Saturday at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm with both shows at $15. For tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Full Flavor on Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit

March to the Plaza: A Night of Art, Music and More will take place in the Renaissance Room (located on the 3rd Floor of The Janssen Building at 110 SW Jefferson Ave. in Peoria) on Friday beginning at 5:30 pm. Browse through donated auction items from student and local artists plus enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction, live entertainment and more. All proceeds benefit The Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration, one of the longest running outdoor venues showcasing Peoria area Fine Arts students work and talents in the Fine Arts and Applied Arts through performances, exhibits and demonstrations. Tickets are $60 and are available by calling 309-253-2020 or online at

Peoria Academy (located at 2711 W Willow Knolls Drive in Peoria) will host its Annual Multicultural Night on Friday from 5:30 – 8 pm. Featuring food from all around the world, music and performances representing the diverse cultures at the school, admission is free. Food tickets are $1 each. For more information, call 309-692-7570 or visit

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos will take place in the Broadway Lounge at the MAXAM Building (located at the corners of Liberty and Washington in Downtown Peoria) on Friday & Saturday with dinner seating beginning at 6 pm. Admission for the dinner & show is $40 per person and is available by calling 309-494-9100 or at

Disney On Ice will present Reach for the Stars at the Peoria Civic Center for 5 shows: Friday at 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday at 1 pm and 5 pm each day. Ticket prices range between $20 and $90 including an opening night special price of $15 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 309-673-3200 or online at

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Bill Engvall will perform at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Friday at 8 pm. Tickets are $39, $49, $59 and $89 and are available at the at the Civic Center box office, by calling 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or online at

Chemistry Demonstrations will take place in the Peoria Riverfront Museum Lobby on Saturday from 1- 2 pm. Bradley University Chemistry Club students will provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations. The activity is free with regular admission, which is $11 for adults, $10 for senior citizens 60+ and $9 for youth 3 – 17. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit

Romance at the Zoo will look at the complicated, beautiful and sometimes bizarre courtship rituals of the animal kingdom at the Peoria Zoo on Saturday beginning at 2 pm. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Cost is $15 per person for ages 18 and up. Registration is required and may be done by calling 309-681-3559. For more information, visit

A Couple’s Terrarium Class will be held at Green View (located at 2700 W Cedar Hills Dr. in Dunlap) on Saturday beginning at 4 pm. Learn how to make their own terrarium that you can take home plus enjoy wine and chocolate during the class. Cost is $45 per couple and pre-registration is required and may be made by calling 309-243-7761.

A five course Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two will take place at East Port Banquet Center (located at 703 Mariners Way in East Peoria) on Saturday at 6 pm. Featuring shrimp cocktail served in a martini glass, zuppa Toscana soup, artisan blend garden salad, filet mignon with bourbon sauce, breast of chicken with Tuscany cream sauce and fresh steamed asparagus. Dessert includes raspberry cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries. Cost per couple is $90 pr $110 with wine service. Food provided by Barrack’s Hospitality Group. For reservations, call 309-692-3990.

Dinner & a Movie featuring The Princess Bride will take place at the Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. Featuring dinner and desert catered by Kickapoo Creek Winery, an open bar, a souvenir photo, popcorn and the movie, tickets are $67 for members and $75 for adults and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at

The 15th Annual Fasching Ball, traditional German costume ball, will take place at the Lindenhof (located at 7601 N Harker Drive in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 6 pm. Featuring a costume contest with prizes, a cash bar and live music by West MacQueen Street Band, admission is $8 per person and attendees are encouraged to bring an appetizer to share. For more information, call 309-697-4195 or visit

Wildlife Prairie Park will host the 5th Annual “Wild About Love” with happy hour beginning at 6 pm with a free wine and beer hour followed by a five-course dinner and prize drawings, couples’ photos, live DJ and dancing. Tickets are $50 for park members and $75 for adults. A cash bar will also be available. For more information, or call 309-676-0998 or visit

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos will perform at Kickapoo Creek Winery (located at 6605 North Smith Rd. in Edwards) on Saturday at 6 pm. Tickets are $50 and include a full service gourmet dinner with dessert, a rose for the ladies, a complementary champagne toast plus the dueling pianos show. For tickets and more information, call 309-495-9463 or visit

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra will present Romance at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Featuring conductor George Stelluto, Marcia Henry Liebenow on violin and the BraziLionaires, tickets range from $55 – $85 and $10 for students and are available by calling 309-671-1096 or online at

Romance Under the Stars will take place in the Dome Planetarium at the Riverfront Museum on Saturday and Wednesday (Valentine’s Day) at 8 pm. Featuring a special tour of the Cosmos exploring romantic constellations in Peoria’s night sky plus a trip to the most breathtaking places in the Universe using the real-time Uniview system, you’ll also receive a glass of wine or sparkling juice and a small bag of chocolates. For ages 21 and over, cost is $15 for members or $20 for the public. Tickets are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at

The Y Wait Camp Extravaganza will take place at the Peoria YMCA (located at 7000 North Fleming Lane in Peoria) on Sunday from 2 – 6 pm. Featuring information about YMCA summer camp, door prizes, games and camp activities, information about swim lessons and the swim team, applications for scholarships plus discounts plus a drawing to win a free week of camp with registration. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Illinois Presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama will be presented at the Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theatre on Sunday beginning at 2 pm. A panel discussion featuring local experts will speak about the four presidents who are associated with Illinois, their time in our state, their presidential accomplishments and their impact on the world stage. A moderated discussion will follow with questions from the audience. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. Admission is $5 for members or $10 for adults and may be purchased in advance by calling 309-686-7000 or at

An Old Time Folk and Country Jam will take place at Forest Park Nature Center (located at 5809 N Forest Park Dr. in Peoria Heights) on Sunday from 3:30 – 5 pm. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument for a jam session, to meet other musicians and learn new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged to attend. Admission is free, however donations are requested. For more information, visit

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