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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.

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.

LEWIS BLACK- THE RANT IS DUE: PART DEUX

May 7, 2015 - Show starts at 8:00 pm
Peoria Civic Center
201 S.W. Jefferson St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-673-3200
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Following the highly successful 2014 “The Rant is Due Tour”; Lewis Black’s all New 2015 the Rant is Due: Part Deux comes to the Peoria Civic Center.

Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today.  He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sell out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently a sold out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC. 

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience.  He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

LEWIS BLACK came into national prominence with his appearances on THE DAILY SHOW in 1996.  Those appearances on THE DAILY SHOW led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix.  In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards.  He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning "The Carnegie Hall Performance."  LEWIS BLACK won his second Grammy Award for his album "Stark Raving Black."  Lewis has published three bestselling books, Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010). 

Tickets on Sale: Tickets Available Now!
Prices: $38, $48, and $58

47th Annual ICC Faculty Art Exhibit

May 8, 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 8, 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.

In Residence at ICC: Prairie Wind Ensemble

May 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, Il 61635
309-694-5136
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Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

May 8, 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

2015 IESA State Scholastic Bowl

May 8, 2015 - 05:44PM
201 Southwest Jefferson Avenue
Peoria, Il 61602
309-829-0114
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Damn Yankees

May 8, 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 8, 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.

National Public Garden Day

May 8, 2015 - 10 am-5 pm
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Friday, 5/8 • 10 am-5 pm
Free admission, donations accepted
Luthy Botanical Garden is participating in National Public Garden Day! Come celebrate with us with free admission for all visitors.

Civil War Days

May 9, 2015 - 09:00AM to 09:00PM
Bishop Hill Arts Council
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
309 927 3899
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To honor Bishop Hill's very own Company D, IL Volunteer Infantry, the BHHA has organized Civil War Days. On Saturday, May 9, we will have a living history encampment in the village park with programs going on every hour on the hour. All these programs are free and open to the public. Some of the programs that are scheduled are: The Gettysburg Address by Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln, a Southern Tea hosted by the Ladies of Charity, an appearance by General "Black Jack" Logan, a Civil War Dance, an afternoon skirmish and much, much more. The Steeple Building Museum will also have a special Company D exhibit.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

May 9, 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

51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show

May 9, 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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