Romeo and Juliet
Corn Stock Theatre Peoria
Feb 7, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020 Feb 7, 8, 14, & 15 at 7:30pm. Feb 9 & 16 at 2:30pm.
309.676.2196
Admission: Admission Fee
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Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a love story for the ages. The Capulet and Montague households have been embroiled in a bloody fight for as long as anyone in Verona, Italy can remember. The death toll is mounting, and it seems that the best thing anyone can do is keep the two sides as far from each other as possible. But when young Romeo Montague crashes the Capulet ball, he falls head-over-heels in love with young Juliet Capulet – and she falls just as in love with him. What ensues is one of the most romantic and devastating love stories in the theatrical canon.

Masterpiece Painting Class at the Vineyard
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw
Feb 16, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 PM
309.359.9463 3093599463
Admission: Admission Fee
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Start the New Year with a nod to your creative streak, come out and create a masterpiece of your own. The Masterpiece Painting Class at the Vineyard will be from 1pm to 3pm. Art class taught by an Artist from Merlot and a Masterpiece. The vineyard is open 12-5pm that day and painting class starts at 1pm. Three complimentary wine tastings are included, we will have cheese and crackers available from Ropp Cheese and also Chocolatier Chocolates as well as wine, beer.sodas, tea and water. No beverages may be brought in. Fee includes all art supplies needed to create your own masterpiece, reservation required , click here to register, or click here for the FAQs , or more information about our classes and our cancellation policy, or call Merlot and a Masterpiece with questions at (309) 532-2500.

Valentine Candle Making with Roylt Scents
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw
Feb 16, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
309.359.9463 3093599463
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Join us for a fun class at the vineyard with friends or special someone for a Candle of Love Candle Making Class with Felicha Brown, creator of Roylt Scents. She is a local entrepreneur and Candle maker and will bring all the supplies and her talent to teach you candle making and help you spice up your home with candles that create that cozy feeling. Spend a creative Sunday afternoon at the vineyard just click here to get registered. Enjoy three complimentary wine samples, bring snacks and enjoy. We also have Ropp Jersey Cheese and Chocolatier Chocolates for sale.

Waitress
Peoria Civic Center Theater Peoria
Feb 16, 2020 1:00 pm, 6:30 pm
Admission: Admission Fee
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Two Shows!!! WAITRESS makes its Peoria debut for two performances on February 16. Inspired by the beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. The show features music from Grammy award winner Sara Bareilles. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Wurstfest
The Lindenhof Peoria
Feb 16, 2020 Sunday 12pm-6pm
309.691.7484
Admission: Admission Fee
Please join us for as we pay homage to German sausages at Wurstfest! Full dinners will be offered - $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Dinner will include a choice of two sausages and side dishes of sauerkraut and german potato salad. Dessert is available for $2 extra. German Beers will be available on draft including one bock bier. We serve German wines too. Germans love their wurst and you can find it everywhere in Germany—at the street vendors, at every biergarten and on every restaurant speisekarte (menu). Entertainment by Wilanna Vogel Donahue on the accordion. This event is being hosted by the Damenchor, one of the affiliates of the Peoria German American Society. For more information please go to www.peoriagermans.net.

Murder Mystery Dinner-Gilligan's Island of Death!
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw
Feb 21, 2020 6:30 - 9:30 PM
309.359.9463 3093599463
Admission: Admission Fee
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Join us when UPStage Productions presents- Gilligan’s Island of DEATH! No guns, no knives, no razor blades, not a single luxury. The castaways are discovered by a film crew who want to pit them against each other for a new reality show in which each of them will be voted off the island – or killed! Arrival suggested between 530-630 pm for seating and “mingling” with the cast, will start at approximately 6:30 pm. There are three complimentary wine samples per guest at the tasting bar and wine can be purchased by the bottle or glass, beer and sodas also available. Dinner is served buffet style after the first act and dessert is served tableside. Tickets on sale , call 309-359-9463 to reserve or email, mackinawwinery03@gmail.com for questions. Admission is $47+tax per person for dinner, dessert and the show, reservations required. **Gluten free, Vegan and Vegetarian Options available by advance request**

Fasching Ball - German Mardi Gras
The Lindenhof Peoria
Feb 22, 2020 Saturday. 6pm-11:50pm
309.691.7484
Admission: Admission Fee
Peoria German American Society to hold its 17th Annual Fasching Ball (Traditional German Costume Ball) on Saturday, February 22nd at the Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive in Peoria, IL. Phone 691-7484. The event runs from 6:00 pm to midnight and is open to the public. Cost $6 in advance. At the door $8.00 a person. Attendees are encouraged to bring an appetizer to share. There will be a costume contest with prizes. Cash bar. Dancing from 7pm to 11pm. Click below for a flyer: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/161b7cd1df4edf47736f2131a/files/4190f2bf-c32e-4d12-b563-74faf68731a6/Mardi_Gras_2020_Small_Flyer.01.pdf

Trivia Game Night at the Vineyard
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw
Feb 22, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 PM
309.359.9463 3093599463
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Put on your THINKING CAP for fun and prizes! Players match their wits in a strictly for fun game of trivia. It is $5 per person to play and the winning team players get weekly prizes. Teams can be a maximum of four players (less if you’re REALLY,REALLY SMART). Check-in and wine tasting 6-7 pm and the game starts at about 7pm and usually end about 9 pm. There are eight categories and a tie-breaking ninth when needed. Teams can bring their own foods and treats and we serve wine, beer, sodas and bottled water. We do have Ropp Cheese and crackers and Chocolatier Chocolates too. Call Diane at 309-645-5054 or 309-359-9463 to reserve a spot for your team or if you have questions or email: mackinawwinery03@gmail.com.

Lucy Kaplansky In Concert
The Princeton Coffeehouse, Open Prairie UCC Princeton
Feb 22, 2020 7:30 p.m.
815.878.4805
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Princeton Coffeehouse presents acclaimed singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky.

Wine and Wags for the Humane Society of Central Illinois
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw
Feb 23, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
309.451.1000 (309) 451-1000
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Start the New Year out right with some fun for you and support for your furry friends at the Humane Society of Central Illinois. Mackinaw Valley Vineyard will host an exclusive tour, wine tasting, and trivia game ( for animal lovers of course!) with a silent auction to boot, all for $30 per person! Just register online for One Person, Two People, Three People or Four People, or call the Humane Society at (309) 451-1000, or visit the shelter during our business hours to get signed up. All proceeds will go to help the animals at the HSCI! Schedule: 12:30 – 1:00 pm – Arrival and check in 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Tour and Wine Tasting 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Trivia game with animal centric topics, 10 questions per category, with teams of four or less. 3:45 – 4:00 pm – Silent Auction Close A tour and tasting After the tour a formal tasting of at least six different wines will be conducted, followed by a Q&A with guests about winemaking and Illinois wines.

Trivia Game Night at the Vineyard
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw
Feb 29, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 PM
309.359.9463 3093599463
Admission: Admission Fee
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Put on your THINKING CAP for fun and prizes! Players match their wits in a strictly for fun game of trivia. It is $5 per person to play and the winning team players get weekly prizes. Teams can be a maximum of four players (less if you’re REALLY,REALLY SMART). Check-in and wine tasting 6-7 pm and the game starts at about 7pm and usually end about 9 pm.There are eight categories and a tie-breaking ninth when needed. Teams can bring their own foods and treats and we serve wine, beer, sodas and bottled water. We do have Ropp Cheese and crackers and Chocolatier Chocolates too. Call Diane at 309-645-5054 or 309-359-9463 to reserve a spot for your team or if you have questions or email: mackinawwinery03@gmail.com.

Official Spring Home Show
Peoria Civic Center Peoria
Feb 28, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020
Admission: Suggested Donation
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More than 250 companies make this show the largest of its kind in Central Illinois. It features everything for the home - inside and out - all under one roof! Each year, approximately 20,000 local consumers use the show to make their buying decision for new homes, home remodeling and home improvement purchases!

Joe Bonamassa
Peoria Civic Center Theater Peoria
Mar 5, 2020 8:00 pm
Admission: Admission Fee
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock sensation Joe Bonamassa today announces U.S. tour dates for spring 2020, as he gears up for his summer tour embarking on major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. For the newly announced dates next year, Bonamassa leaves no fans behind, making stops through the South and Midwest with performances scheduled for multiple cities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho and Washington. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.

Joe Bonamassa
Peoria Civic Center Theater Peoria
Mar 5, 2020 8:00 pm
Admission: Admission Fee
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Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock sensation Joe Bonamassa today announces U.S. tour dates for spring 2020, as he gears up for his summer tour embarking on major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. For the newly announced dates next year, Bonamassa leaves no fans behind, making stops through the South and Midwest with performances scheduled for multiple cities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho and Washington. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.

Trivia Game Night at the Vineyard
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw
Mar 7, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 PM
309.359.9463 3093599463
Admission: Admission Fee
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Put on your THINKING CAP for fun and prizes! Players match their wits in a strictly for fun game of trivia. It is $5 per person to play and the winning team players get weekly prizes. Teams can be a maximum of four players (less if you’re REALLY, REALLY SMART). Check-in and wine tasting 6-7 pm and the game starts at about 7pm and usually end about 9 pm.There are eight categories and a tie-breaking ninth when needed. Teams can bring their own foods and treats and we serve wine, beer, sodas and bottled water. We do have Ropp Cheese and crackers and Chocolatier Chocolates too. Call Diane at 309-645-5054 or 309-359-9463 to reserve a spot for your team or if you have questions or email: mackinawwinery03@gmail.com.

Central Illinois Watch & Clock Show and Sale
Morton Public Library Morton
Mar 7, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
309.340.5676
Admission: Free Admission
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The Route 66 Watch & Clock Club is sponsoring a free Central Illinois Watch & Clock Show and Sale on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Morton Public Library building located in Morton Illinois. The Event is free, and open to the public. The Watch & Clock Show and Sale provides a great opportunity to buy, sell or simply look and learn about mechanical clocks and watches. Have a clock, wristwatch or pocket watch and want to learn more about it or sell it? Bring it along! The Event is small and informal, and is all about having fun, meeting new people and learning about watches and clocks - There are no fees and no obligations, and it is informal and open to the public. The Event is held between 10 am and 1 pm, but visitors can arrive or leave at any time. The Central Illinois Area Watch & Clock Show and Sale is typically held every other month, on the first Saturday of that month.

Marchtoberfest
The Lindenhof Peoria
Mar 8, 2020 Sunday 12pm-6pm
309.691.7484
Admission: Admission Fee
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Why wait until the fall to enjoy a German Oktoberfest? Harmonie invites you to attend a one of a kind Marchtoberfest on Sunday, March 10th - Noon to 6 pm at the Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61615. Marchtoberfest heralds the end of Winter and the start of Spring, much like Oktoberfest signals the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall. Our special buffet for $13 per person Dessert is $2 extra. Adults who wear a dirndl or lederhosen will get $2 off of the buffet. Kids 5 and under will eat for free! All kids 6-10 years of age without German attire can enjoy the buffet for $6. If they wear German lederhosen or a Dirndl the buffet is $4! Entertainment will also be provided from 12:30-5pm. Seasonal beers will be available in bottles. German beers on draft. Cash Bar.

Peoria Symphony Orchestra Raw Cello Shots Performance with Cellist Richard Hirschl
Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts Peoria Heights
Mar 12, 2020
309.322.1646
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Enjoy a night out listening to well-known cellist Richard Hirschl!

African American Art in Bronzeville
Peoria Riverfront Museum Peoria
Mar 12, 2020 10 AM; refreshments at 9:30 AM
Admission: Admission Fee
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Juarez Hawkins, second generation Chicago artist, will discuss the cultural legacy of Bronzeville, Chicago’s epicenter of black working, middle-, and upper-class culture and establishments from the 1920s through the ‘50s. Bronzeville was well-known for its nightclubs and dance halls. The jazz, blues, and gospel music that developed with the migration of Southern musicians attracted scores of diverse listeners and admirers.

Dueling Pianos & Dinner
Kickapoo Creek Winery Edwards
Mar 13, 2020 6:00pm-9:30pm
309.495.9463 3094959463
Admission: Admission Fee
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If you have not seen these guys perform...you are missing out! If you have seen them, then you know what an AWESOME show this is! You set the playlist for the night.....there is NOTHING these amazing performers cannot play! Please allow up to 48 hours to receive email with tickets. Tickets are non-refundable. Menu Guinness Braised Corned Beef Roasted Pork Loin with a Guinness Mustard Sauce Roasted New Potatoes Vegetable Medley Fresh Garden Salad Rye Bread Assorted Desserts

IHSA Boys Basketball 1A-2A State Finals
Peoria Civic Center Peoria
Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 TBD
309.663.6377
Admission: Admission Fee
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Be a part of the ORIGINAL March Madness - the IHSA Boys Basketball1A-2A State tournament! The fun starts with the three point contest Thursday, followed by the semi-finals and championship games Friday through Saturday!

Trivia Game Night at the Vineyard
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Mackinaw
Mar 14, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 PM
309.359.9463 3093599463
Admission: Admission Fee
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Put on your THINKING CAP for fun and prizes! Players match their wits in a strictly for fun game of trivia. It is $5 per person to play and the winning team players get weekly prizes. Teams can be a maximum of four players (less if you’re REALLY,REALLY SMART). Check-in and wine tasting 6-7 pm and the game starts at about 7pm and usually end about 9 pm. There are eight categories and a tie-breaking ninth when needed. Teams can bring their own foods and treats and we serve wine, beer, sodas and bottled water. We do have Ropp Cheese and crackers and Chocolatier Chocolates too. Call Diane at 309-645-5054 or 309-359-9463 to reserve a spot for your team or if you have questions or email: mackinawwinery03@gmail.com.

A Raisin in the Sun
Peoria Players Theatre Peoria
Mar 6, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 March 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 & 14 -- 7:30 pm; March 8 and 15 -- 2:00 pm
309.688.4473
Admission: Admission Fee
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A Raisin in the Sun is a New York Drama Critics' Circle award-winning play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a black family's experiences in "Clybourne Park," a fictionalized version of the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances with an insurance payout following the death of the father.

IHSA March Madness Experience
Peoria Civic Center Peoria
Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020 TBD
309.663.6377
Admission: Admission Fee
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While enjoying the Boys Basketball State Finals inside the peoria Civic Center arena, make sure to check out the March Madness Experience. This is a family-oriented extravaganza of fun, interactive games, historical exhibits and good times! Tickets are $2 each unless you already have game tickets, then admission is free. There are no additional fees once inside.

Peoria Historical Society’s Annual Art & Artifacts Exhibit
Peoria Public Library, Downtown Branch Peoria
Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
309.497.2000
Admission: Admission Fee
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The Historical Society has an annual exhibit at the Peoria Public Library. Artwork and artifacts from our memorabilia themed collection, such as several works by well known Peoria painters Hedley Waycott and William Hardin are some of our featured works. Embellishing the art will be select artifacts which connect to the art on display.

Skylines Drive Alzheimer's Support Group
AC Skylines East Peoria
Nov 12, 2019 - Apr 14, 2020 5:30pm
309.683.2543
Admission: Free Admission
Meets the second Tuesday of every month

Epic Peoria Scavenger Hunt: The Perfect group activities for adults!
Starting Location Peoria
Sep 17, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021 All day
833.202.7626
Admission: Admission Fee
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Looking for small group activities that take you beyond the four walls of your local watering hole? Let’s Roam is here to help. Sign up for a Peoria scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Peoria. The hunt will guide you through the cultural, historical, artistic, and zany Peoria sights as you and your team contend for scavenger hunt glory. Preview some of the “epic”est highlights for this hunt: Courthouse Plaza, Civic Center, Peoria Riverfront Museum.