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The 2018 Peoria Kids Fest will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday from 10 am – 7 pm. Attractions include Fun on the Run inflatables, indoor rock climbing, a kids activity zone, carnival rides, Barnyard Discoveries and look-alike characters. Tickets are $7 or free for kids under 3 or the Avanti’s Family 4 Pack with 2 adults and 2 kids is $25 and are available at the door. For information, visit www.facebook.com/PeoriaKidsFest

Leaving Iowa continues at Corn Stock Theatre’s Winter Season (located in upper Bradley Park) tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Written by two Bradley alumni, the critically-acclaimed comedy is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation” and a roast of their dedication to the family road trip. Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students through high school and are available at the box office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at www.CornStockTheatre.com

The Classic Film Series will feature Singin’ in the Rain 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 www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

A discussion of how a City-Owned Water Company can be managed by a private company will be presented at Advanced Medical Transport (located at 1718 N Sterling Ave. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) beginning at 6 pm. Featuring speakers Suresh Jambunathan and Margaret M. “Peg” Becker of Veolia, admission is free. This is part of a series of public meetings hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria to evaluate the possible purchase of the water utility. For more information, visit www.lwvgp.org

Jon Huck will perform at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) tonight (Thursday) for $10 at 8 pm and Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm for $15 and 9:45 pm for $12. For tickets, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Derel Monteith 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.
Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center will feature a dance lesson also on Friday from 8:30 – 9:30 pm and open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30 pm – 12:30 am. A cash bar will be available. Admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members.  For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org

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 Friday dinner & show is $40 per person and on Saturday is $50 per person which is a benefit for the Richwoods St. Jude Run. For information or reservations, call 309-494-9100 or visit www.broadwaypeoria.com

Gimme Shelter 2018: A Night to End Homelessness will take place at the Peoria Civic Center beginning at 6 pm on Friday and running through 6 am on Saturday. Local celebrities will raise funds for the “privilege” of spending the night outside in a cardboard box. Hosted by the South Side Office of Concern (SSOC) to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those in our community without homes and to give our citizens an opportunity to help in the fight to end homelessness in the area, participants will experience a bit of what it might be like to be outside, overnight, in the coldest part of a Central Illinois winter. Proceeds from Gimme Shelter will benefit the organization and support homeless outreach services and permanent supportive housing to end homelessness in our community. For more information, call 309-222-2751. To register to participate visit www.ssocpeoria.org

Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience will be presented by the ICC Guest Artists Series at the ICC Performing Arts Center on the East Peoria campus on Friday beginning at at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available at the ICC box office, by calling 309-694-5136 or online at http://artsaticc.com

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 www.rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz

The Peoria RiverFront Market will be revived for an Indoor Winter Market at the River Station on Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm. This one-time event features winter produce, local meats, eggs, breads, baked goods, dried herbs, jar soups and desserts, as well as local arts and live music. Bloody Marys, mimosas, coffee and hot chocolate will also be available. For more information, visit www.visitdowntownpeoria.com

The 4th Annual I’ve Decided Motivational Conference will take place at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm featuring keynote speaker Jones Loflin, an inspirational success panel, educational break out sessions and local vendor resources. Cost is $149 through Friday or $169 at the door. For more details and to register, visit http://www.ivedecided.org

The Women’s March to the Polls will take place at Riverfront Park (located at 1201 Riverside Dr. in East Peoria) on Saturday beginning at Noon. A nonviolent gathering of women, femmes, and allies to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and to launch the 2018 #PowerToThePolls agenda, the event will feature live music from Sarah Marie Dillard of Sarah & The Underground and Jessica Wilson of Projekts. Admission is free, however donations are accepted at http://heartofillinoisnow.org

The 11th Annual Whitney’s Walk Chili Cook-Off will take place at the Brimfield American Legion (located at 121 W Knoxville St, Brimfield) on Saturday beginning at 5:30 pm. Register to enter your favorite recipe from 4 – 5 pm for $20 plus a 4 quart pot of the chili to win one of many awards. Taste the competitors’ chili plus get an endless bowl of chili for $5. Hot dogs and brats will also be available for purchase plus there will also be a silent and live auction. A benefit to help support programs for depression awareness and suicide prevention, for more information, call 309-446-9678 or visit www.facebook.com/WhitneysWalkforLife

Cabernet & Clay: Hand Built Ceramics will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Studio 1 on Saturday from 6:30 – 9 pm. Local teacher and artist, Al Corpuz, will lead participants in a variety of ceramic techniques, including glazing, wheel throwing and hand-building which will then be fired and glazed. For ages 21 & over, cost is $33 or $30 members which includes a variety of wine and light snacks. Registration is required and available at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

The Bradley Braves will take on the Evansville Purple Aces at the Peoria Civic Center (located at 201 SW Jefferson Ave. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $8, $14, $20 and $55 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 309-673-3200 or online at http://ticketmaster.com

Crossbones, a trombone ensemble comprised of central Illinois musicians, will perform on Sunday during the 8:30 am & 11 am worship services at First United Methodist Church (located at 116 NE Perry Ave. in Peoria). Directed by Darren Seymour, for more information, call 309-673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org

The 6th Annual Weddings UnVeiled Bridal Show will take place at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette (located 501 W. Main St. in Peoria) on Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm. Featuring over 50 vendors including cakes and foods to sample, photographers, design ideas and more, admission is free, however registration is required and is available at www.heavenonearthfloraldesigns.com

Music in the McKenzie will present Sally Barris at the Peoria Public Library, North Branch (located at 3001 West Grand Parkway in Peoria) on Sunday from 2 – 4 pm. Admission is free and a portion of CD sales support The Friends of Peoria Public Library. For more information, visit www.peoriapubliclibrary.org

Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe with special guest Justin Dyar on trumpet & flugelhorn will perform during the monthly Central Illinois Jazz Society concert series at the Trailside Event Center above Trefzger’s Bakery (located at 4416 N Prospect Road in Peoria Heights) on Sunday at 7:15 pm. The house band will open at 6 pm. Admission is $6 for members, $8 non-members and free for students. For information, call 309-692-5330 or visit www.cijs.org

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