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Thoroughly Modern Millie continues at Corn Stock Theatre (Iocated in upper Bradley Park) through Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm each night. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway.  Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students aged 18 and under with ID and are available at the Corn Stock box office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at

The 2018 City of Peoria Online Budget Challenge will feature public budget discussions with an overview of the budget and online tool as well as the opportunity to talk to department heads. A special meeting will take place tonight (Thursday) at the Peoria Public Library North Branch (located at 3001 West Grand Parkway in Peoria) beginning at 6 pm. Additional meetings will also be held on over the next couple of weeks.  The City has also released an interactive tool that invites residents to experience the types of policy choices involved in balancing the city’s budget. The city faces a $7.9 million budget deficit for 2018 and residents are encouraged to take the challenge and provide their thoughts and feedback. Participants begin with the current deficit amount, which will increase or decrease depending on their spending choice. The goal is to balance the budget by best allocating dollars across city services. The Budget Challenge may be taken online at now through September 20th.

The Peoria Chiefs will take on the Quad Cities Astros tonight (Thursday) and Friday at 6:30 pm at Dozer Stadium.   Tickets are $11 for advance dugout seating, $10 for advance field seating, and $7 for lawn seats and are available at the Peoria Chiefs Box Office, by calling 309-680-4008 or online at

Peoria Historical Society’s River City Tour winds along Grandview Drive on Friday beginning at 11 am. Their   Monuments and Landmarks Tour features sculptures and structures in both downtown and the north side of Peoria taking place on Saturday at 11 am. And their Haunted Peoria Tour features the stories behind the ghostly appearances that have startled and puzzled Peorians through the years on Saturday beginning at 1:30 pm.  All tours leave and from the Peoria Riverfront Museum in downtown Peoria.  Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at  For more information, call 309-674-1921 or visit

A Fundraiser benefiting Sterling Middle PTO will take place on Friday at Chipotle Restaurant (located at 4512 N. Sterling Avenue in Peoria) from 4 – 9 pm. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Sterling Middle PTO when you mention the fundraiser.

The CIAO First Fridays Artists’ Tour will take place on Friday from 5 – 9 pm at various locations including the Contemporary Art Center, Studios on Sheridan and the Prairie Center of the Arts plus other locations where visitors can view artist demonstrations as well as purchase pieces. For a complete map of the locations, visit

Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature the Cousin Eddie 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. Admission is $4 for members or $7 for non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit

The 29th Annual Peoria Blues Heritage Music Festival will take place at Festival Park and CEFCU Center Stage at The Landing beginning at 6:30 pm on Friday and at 1 pm on Saturday. Featuring 28 bands with headliners Dr. John, John Butler Trio, John Mayall, Keller Williams, Rebirth Brass Band and George Porter, Jr., tickets are $65 for both days, $30 for Friday only, $45 for Saturday only with VIP upgrades available which include VIP parking, seating and drink discounts. For a full schedule and band listing, visit

Enjoy Peoria’s evening skyline with a Moonlight Cruise on the Spirit of Peoria on Friday from 7:30 – 9:30 pm.  Featuring live entertainment and a cash bar, tickets are $23 for adults, $21 for senior citizens 55 and up, $14 for kids aged 4 – 15 and 3 and under are free. For more information, call 309-637-8000 or visit

Sammy Kershaw will perform at the Limelite Eventplex (located at 8102 N University St. in Peoria) on Friday beginning at 8 pm. General admission standing tickets are $20 in advance or $28 for seated general admission and are available at

The 16th Annual Amateur Comedy Tournament will take place at Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) on Friday at 8 pm for $10 and on Saturday at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm for $12. For tickets and more information, visit

Enjoy Live Music at the Rhythm Kitchen (located at 305 SW Water Street in Peoria) on Friday and Saturday night from 8 – 11 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit

The RiverFront Market will take place on the Peoria Riverfront (located in the 200 Block of Water Street directly across from the Peoria Riverfront Museum) on Saturday and continues each week through September from 8 am – Noon.  Featuring local produce, meats, cheeses, breads, flowers, plus local art, live music and demonstrations, for more information, visit

Sculpture Walk Peoria is offering free guided tours of the 15 sculptures that are on display for 12 months on Washington Street between State and Fulton every Saturday. The tours will begin at the Peoria Riverfront Museum lobby beginning at 10 am and Noon. For special group or private tours at other times, call 309-676-2787. For more information about Sculpture Walk Peoria, visit

Sightseeing Cruises will take place on the Spirit of Peoria on Saturday at 11 am and at 2 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $11 for kids 4-15 and free for ages 3 & under and are available at the dock or online at  For more information or to reserve your seats via phone, call 309-637-8000.

Pub Night in the Dome will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Dome Planetarium on Saturday from 7 – 9 pm. Take a trip through the Universe using the Uniview software while enjoying beer (3 are included) and pizza under the stars. All attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $30 for members and $33 for the public and include 3 craft beers & pizza and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at

Concert in the Vineyard will present Jammsamich at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard (located at 33633 State Route 9 in Mackinaw) on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. There is a $5 per person band cover and free for under 12. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve deck seating for an additional $5 per person. You may bring your own foods, just no beverages of any kind. Wine tasting and wine, beer, sodas, pizzas, cheese & crackers, and chocolates for sale.
The Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival will take place at the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard (located at 33633 State Route 9 in Mackinaw) on Sunday from Noon – 6 pm. Admission is $5 per person or free for under 12. Featuring wine tasting all day, food by The Catering Company and live music from The Shake plus a LUCY Look-a-Like contest and face painting for all ages.  For more information, visit

Pettengill Morron House (located at 1212 W Moss Ave. in Peoria) will hold an Open House on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm. Featuring the new display of Miss Morron packing her Louis Vuitton luggage for a trip to France plus souvenirs of previous trips, trained docents will be on hand.
Flanagan House (located at 942 NE Glen Oak Ave. in Peoria) will also host an Open House on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm. Featuring vintage handcrafted garments donated to the Historical Society by the Luthy family there are also exhibits on brewing, distilling, coal mining and the military. Tickets are $10 for adults for one home tour or $15 to tour both homes or $3 for children 6 – 12. For more information, visit

The 2017 Labor Day Parade with over 100 entries of various trade unions will begin at 10 am starting in front of the Fire Station on Monroe Street ending at the Peoria County Courthouse. The Picnic will take place following the parade until 2 pm at Riverfront Festival Park (located at 200 NE Water St.). Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available. For more information visit

The IVY Club Invitational Cardboard Boat Race to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter will take place at the Club with a presentation and display on Monday beginning at Noon and racing will begin at 2 pm. There will be prizes for racing plus sandwiches and beverages will be available. For more information, call 309-682-5419 or email

Labor Day Music featuring Greg Williams will take place at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard (located at 33633 State Route 9 in Mackinaw) on Monday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit


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