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Looking for fun things to do in the Peoria Area? We have you covered. Below you can explore a wide variety of events and activities happening in Peoria, IL.

Brown Bag-It

May 6, 2015 - Entertainers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday
309.681.0696
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Holding true to a solid long-standing tradition of community entertainment for all ages, the 2015 Peoria Area Community Events Brown Bag-It Series presents another season of fine musical performances. Held during the lunch hours in the heart of downtown Peoria, Brown Bag-It continues to offer a taste of quality local musicians with diversified talents and style.

From jazz combos to banjos, youth municipal bands to swing bands, PACE provides delightful melodies FREE for all ages. The season kicks off in June and runs through August. Entertainers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza.

Relax Under the Stars

May 6, 2015 - 12-1 pm
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
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Relax Under the Stars - FREE Noon Event!

First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm

Event dates: Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, April 1, May 6

Dome Planetarium (use Museum's north side entrance - right at the Dome)

Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

NOTE: Please use the north side entrance of the Museum, right at Dome Planetarium - across from Caterpillar Visitors Center.

47th Annual ICC Faculty Art Exhibit

May 6, 2015 - 12:00PM
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
Gallary 336B
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with a reception from noon to 2 pm on April 22; exhibit runs through May 8.

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS)

May 6, 2015 - 7 pm

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) gathers at Dickson Mounds Museum at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Each month there is a presentation on contemporary archaeological research in the region, which is open to the general public.  The lecture is followed by monthly meetings of IVAS members, who pay annual dues of $15 and receive the quarterly newsletter Illinois Antiquity.  We hope you will join us for the presentations and consider IVAS membership.

 

47th Annual ICC Student Juried Art Exhibit

May 6, 2015 - Reception is 4/22/15 from 12-2pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with an awards ceremony at 1:30 pm on April 22 and a reception from noon to 2 pm on the same date; exhibit runs through May 8.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

May 6, 2015 - Reception May 1, 6-8 pm
Bradley University
1506 Southwest Washington Street
Peoria , IL 61602
(309) 677-3707
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Artisits include Taylor Ackerman, Mary Huether, Nicole Maslow, Karson Mayer, Sharon Meyer, and Diana Robb

Open Stage In the Sound Bar

May 6, 2015 - Doors Open 6:00PM | Show 7:00PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N. University St.
Peoria, Il 61615
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Open Stage every Wednesday in The SoundBar at Limelight!

Doors: 6pm Music: 7pm

Bring your axe. Bring your band. Bring your voice. Bring your originals. Bring your friends!

No Cover.

Young Guns at Limelight

May 6, 2015 - 07:00PM to 11:00PM

Young Guns will perform at Limelight Eventplex (located at 8102 N. University in Peoria) on May 6th beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $16.50 in advance, $20 day of show and are available at the Limelight Eventplex box office or online at www.limelighteventplex.com

Young Guns at Limelight

May 6, 2015 - 07:00PM to 11:00PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N. University St.
Peoria, Il 61615
309-693-1234
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Young Guns will perform at Limelight Eventplex (located at 8102 N. University in Peoria) on May 6th beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $16.50 in advance, $20 day of show and are available at the Limelight Eventplex box office or online at www.limelighteventplex.com

Damn Yankees

May 6, 2015 - 07:30PM to 10:00PM
Peoria Players Theatre
4300 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
309-688-4473
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Music Theatre International best describes this delightful musical: "Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil (aka Mr. Applegate) for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a home-run hit featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor!"

51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show

May 6, 2015 - The show is open to the public during library hours

The 51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show highlights the artistic talents of our community members. Art work is open to oil painting, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, colored pencil, charcoal, mixed media, photography, pottery, porcelain, sculpture, glass, textiles, fiber art and printmaking.  Work must depcit a Central Illinois theme from within a 100 mile radius from the tri-county area.  This may include landmarks, nature, landscapes, events, animals or people.  All work must be completed in the last two years and framed and ready for hanging or display. Artist reception will be May 16, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Peoria Public Library LL gallery. Please call the PHS office at 309-674-1921 for more information.

Magician Mitch Williams at Tyroni's

May 6, 2015 - Winter event times (during dates not on DST): 5:00 to 7:30 PM Summer event times (during daylight savings time): 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Mitch Williams Magic Productions
5908 S Adams St
Bartonville, , IL 61607
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International award winning sleight of hand artist, Mitch Williams, offers his unforgettable tableside close up magic.

Tot Time

May 7, 2015 - 08:30AM to 05:00PM
Dickson Mounds State Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
Lewistown, IL 61542
309-547-3721
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Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Museum's Discovery Center.  Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.  A different topic and craft will be featured each month. Registration is not required and admission is free.  Participants will enjoy light refreshments.  This program series is sponsored by Better Banks of Astoria, Bistro 101, Cass Communications, Davis Buick GMC, Davis Ford, Havana National Bank, MidAmerica National Bank, Vaughn's Plumbing, Heating, & A/C.  Topics are as follows:  February 5th-Clay Creations; March 5th-Wild Mammals; April 2nd-Trees

 

47th Annual ICC Faculty Art Exhibit

May 7, 2015 - 12:00PM
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
Gallary 336B
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with a reception from noon to 2 pm on April 22; exhibit runs through May 8.

47th Annual ICC Student Juried Art Exhibit

May 7, 2015 - Reception is 4/22/15 from 12-2pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with an awards ceremony at 1:30 pm on April 22 and a reception from noon to 2 pm on the same date; exhibit runs through May 8.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

May 7, 2015 - Reception May 1, 6-8 pm
Bradley University
1506 Southwest Washington Street
Peoria , IL 61602
(309) 677-3707
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Artisits include Taylor Ackerman, Mary Huether, Nicole Maslow, Karson Mayer, Sharon Meyer, and Diana Robb

It’s a Girl Thing

May 7, 2015 - 05:00PM to 08:00PM
Peoria Area Association of Realtors
6605 N. Smith Road
Edwards, IL
309-696-1197
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Thursday, May 7th
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Kickapoo Creek Winery

Ticket price includes
hors d’oeuvres and
5 wine tastings
$20 in advance
$25 at the door

Mini Manicures
Massages
Music
Purses
Jewelry
Cosmetics
Wellness
Boutique Vendors
Raffles


Cash, Check or Credit Cards Accepted
(There is a $.85 fee per ticket for credit card reservations)

For Advance Reservations,
Contact Sonya Pasquini
309-696-1197
Chicago Title
6901 N. Knoxville Ave., Suite 102
Peoria, IL 61614
sonya.pasquini@ctt.com

Zootini

May 7, 2015 - The events is from 5:30pm- 8pm
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3500
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A variety of martinis (shaken, not stirred) are served by local bartenders at an after-hours event in Africa! Taste a variety of martinis and walk the boardwalk with friends for a wonderful springtime evening event. Martini tastings, appetizers, event-themed desserts, and live entertainment will all be provided. For more information, please call (309) 681-3500 or visit www.peoriazoo.org. 

Damn Yankees

May 7, 2015 - 07:30PM to 10:00PM
Peoria Players Theatre
4300 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
309-688-4473
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Music Theatre International best describes this delightful musical: "Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil (aka Mr. Applegate) for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a home-run hit featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor!"

51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show

May 7, 2015 - The show is open to the public during library hours

The 51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show highlights the artistic talents of our community members. Art work is open to oil painting, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, colored pencil, charcoal, mixed media, photography, pottery, porcelain, sculpture, glass, textiles, fiber art and printmaking.  Work must depcit a Central Illinois theme from within a 100 mile radius from the tri-county area.  This may include landmarks, nature, landscapes, events, animals or people.  All work must be completed in the last two years and framed and ready for hanging or display. Artist reception will be May 16, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Peoria Public Library LL gallery. Please call the PHS office at 309-674-1921 for more information.

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