Ongoing. The Jukebox Comedy Club features local, regional and nationally known comedians, open Wednesdays through Saturdays.
1/20. Hypnohumorist Terry Grawey will perform in the Broadway Lounge at the Waterhouse at 8pm.
2/4. Outback Concerts presents Rodney Carrington on his Here Comes the Truth Tour at the Peoria Civic Center.
2/10. Comedy Night in the Broadway Lounge at the Waterhouse will be hosted by Greg Batton at 8pm.
1/20, 2/3, 2/17. The Contemporary Art Center hosts Salsa at the CAC on the first and third Fridays of the month from 8:30pm to midnight.
Ongoing. Sculpture Walk Peoria features 16 large-scale sculptures along Washington Street in downtown Peoria.
Ongoing. The Diocesan Museum in the Spalding Pastoral Center features exhibits on the Peoria Diocese, while the adjacent Fulton J. Sheen Museum offers a permanent exhibit on the life of the famous archbishop.
Thru 3/12. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be on display at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
1/6, 2/3. Art galleries and artist studios around the region open their doors from 5 to 9pm for First Fridays.
1/8 – 2/22. Summer Revisited by Cathy Engberg will be on display in the Foster Gallery for Christianity and Fine Arts during gallery hours. A reception will be held from 5 to 8pm on 2/3.
1/12 – 2/23. FACES, paintings by Donna Carr Roberts, will be on display in Bradley University’s Hartmann Center Gallery. A reception will be held from 5 to 7pm on 1/21.
1/13 – 2/17. Painting installations from Vincent Caranchini will be on display at the Contemporary Art Center. An opening reception will be held on 1/14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
1/13 – 2/24. The sculpture and paintings of Barry and Ben Tinsley will be on display at the Contemporary Art Center. An opening reception will be held on 1/14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
1/16 – 2/16. The “Richard Renaldi – Bunn Lectureship in Photography” exhibit will be on display in Bradley University’s Heuser Art Center Gallery. A lecture takes place at 5pm on 1/26 in the Horowitz Auditorium with a reception to follow at 6pm in the gallery.
1/18 – 2/10. Ceramics and sculpture by Erin Furimsky and Claire Hedden will be on display at Illinois Central College in Gallery 336B, and a printmaking exhibit by Florin Hategan will be on display in the ICC Performing Arts Center, with a combined opening reception on 1/18 from noon to 2pm.
2/4 – 2/25. A Glimpse into Bradley University History runs at the Peoria Public Library Main Library from 9am to 6pm, Monday thru Saturday.
LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
2/15 – 3/10. Socio-political art by Folleh Tamba will be on display at Illinois Central College in Gallery 336B, and photography by Britten Traughber will be on display in the ICC Performing Arts Center, with a combined opening reception on 2/15 from noon to 2pm.
1/5. Author Ken Zurski will speak on “The Wreck of the Columbia: A Broken Boat, A Town’s Sorrow and the End of the Steamboat Era on the Illinois River” at 6pm at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
2/9. The Fine Arts Society of Peoria presents “Harmony, Respect, Purity & Tranquility in the Middle of the Cornfields,” a demonstration of the Japanese tea ceremony by Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud, at 10am at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
2/23, 2/25. The Big Read: Peoria Reads! presents Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow, at 6pm on 2/23 at the Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch and 1pm on 2/25 at the North Branch.
Thru 2/28. Live at the Five Spot takes place on Fridays at the Contemporary Art Center from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Upcoming shows include: Dexter O’Neal & the Funk Yard (funk/r&b, 1/6), Hoosier Daddy (blues/rock/pop, 1/13), State of Mind (r&b/jazz, 1/27), The Brazilionaires (samba/pop, 2/3), Seven West (pop/rock, 2/17) and Mercy Blue (blues, 2/24).
Thru 2/28. Rhythm Kitchen Music Café features live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 to 11pm.
1/6, 2/3. Jazz Night in the Broadway Lounge takes place at the Waterhouse at 8pm, with a pre-show dinner at 5:30pm.
1/6. Old Salt Union will play with Nine String Collective at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
1/7. Heartland Festival Orchestra presents New Year’s Greeting – Vienna to Broadway with Sarah Jane McMahon and John Cudia at Five Points Washington.
1/7. Tarpley, Brown, Miller and Kelly will perform at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
1/9 – 1/31. The Morton Civic Chorus will hold open rehearsals in January at the Peoria Fellowship Church.
1/13 – 1/14, 1/20, 2/10 – 2/11. The Howlin’ on Water dueling piano show performs at 8pm at the Waterhouse, with pre-show dinner buffet at 6:30pm.
1/13. The Dawn will perform with The Low Down at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
1/14. The Heritage Ensemble presents the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. choral celebration at 7:30pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center.
1/16. Singer Patti LaBelle will be the featured speaker and guest performer at the 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the Peoria Civic Center, with doors at 9:30am and post-luncheon concert at 12:30pm.
1/19. Planes Mistaken for Stars will perform at the Rail II with special guests TBA.
1/20. El Toro, Lark’s Tongue, Denim Dragon and Mendoza will perform at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
1/21. Boomstick will take the stage at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
1/22. The Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band will perform at 6pm, followed by Stephanie Aaron at 7:15pm, at the Landmark Recreation Center.
1/22. The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents the Gershwin Matinee honoring the life and music of George Gershwin at 3pm in the Peoria Civic Center Theater.
1/27. Blackberry Smoke brings its Like an Arrow Tour to the Limelight EventPlex at 8pm.
1/27. Earphorik will perform at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
1/28. Flaccid will perform at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
1/29. The Michael Hull faculty guitar recital begins at 3pm in the Dingeldine Music Center at Bradley University.
1/29. Andy Hatfield will perform as part of the Music in the McKenzie concert series at the Peoria Public Library North Branch from 2 to 4pm.
2/3. Growler will perform at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
2/5. The Trinity Concert Series at Trinity Lutheran Church will feature Brass at Dusk with Eric Hipple, Paul Gruenwald, Michael Archer and Sam Stauffer at 3pm.
2/6. The Peoria Symphony Guild presents Musical Monday featuring the Bradley Jazz Combo at 7pm at the First Federated Church of Peoria.
2/9. Guest artist Concordia String Trio will perform with Marcia Henry Liebenow at 7:30pm in the Dingeldine Music Center at Bradley University.
2/10. The Bob Marley Birthday Bash featuring Unity the Band will perform at Kenny’s Westside Pub.
2/11. The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents Romance with guests Sylvia McNair and Kevin Cole at 8pm in the Peoria Civic Center Theater.
2/11. The Limelight EventPlex presents Old Dominion on its Meat and Candy Tour at 8pm.
2/12. The Illinois Saxophone Quintet will perform at 3pm in the Dingeldine Music Center at Bradley University.
2/12. Brother Brothers will perform from 2 to 4pm at the Peoria Public Library North Branch as part of the Music in the McKenzie concert series.
2/16. The Bradley Chorale Talent Show will take place at 7:30pm in the Dingeldine Music Center at Bradley University.
2/18. Country singer Eric Paslay will perform at the Limelight EventPlex at 8pm.
2/19. The Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band will perform at 6pm, followed by the Derel Monteith Trio at 7:15pm, at Landmark Recreation Center.
2/19. The Bradley Symphony Orchestra, featuring Concerto Aria winners, will perform at 3pm in the Dingeldine Music Center at Bradley University.
2/20. The Morton Fine Arts Association will host bluegrass stars Dailey & Vincent in the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center in Morton from 7 to 9pm.
2/21. The Bradley Jazz Festival guest artist concert featuring Tom “Bones” Malone kicks off at 7:30pm in the Michel Student Center at Bradley University.
2/24. The Head and the Heart with special guest Whitney will perform at the Peoria Civic Center.
2/25. Singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett brings his 2017 Home Team Tour with special guests Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd to the Peoria Civic Center.
2/25. The final round of the Peoria Symphony Young Artist Competition takes place at 1pm in the ICC Lecture-Recital Hall.
2/26. Angela Brown will perform a program of spirituals, arias and art songs at 4pm at First United Methodist Church in Peoria.
2/26. The Cynthia Atterbury Piano Duet Recital takes place at 4pm in the Chapel at Eureka College.
2/26. The Bradley Symphonic Winds present a tribute to John Philip Sousa at 3pm in the Dingeldine Music Center.
2/28. The Peoria Heights Community Band presents its annual winter concert at 7pm at the Peoria Heights Congregational Church.
POETRY & STORYTELLING
1/5, 2/2. Whisper & Shout, an open mic for poetry, takes place on the first Thursday of each month at the Contemporary Art Center from 8 to 10pm.
2/4. The Prairie Storytellers Guild presents “Winter Tales,” with stories to warm your heart, at 7pm in the Life Together Center.
Thru 2/26. Luthy Botanical Garden presents Sunday afternoon garden walks from 1 to 2pm.
1/5. The Harlem Globetrotters bring their 2017 World Tour to the Peoria Civic Center at 7pm.
1/21. Fondulac District Library will host its first Author Fair from 1 to 4pm.
1/28. The Sun Foundation’s Winter Warming Children’s Benefit, Corks & Crossroads, runs from 6 to 9:30pm in the Life Together Center.
2/9. Walters Brothers Harley-Davidson presents X-treme International Ice Racing at the Peoria Civic Center at 7:30pm.
2/24. Magic Night in the Broadway Lounge at the Waterhouse kicks off at 8pm.
2/25. The African American Hall of Fame Museum presents the Red, Black and Green Ball at 7pm at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
1/13 – 1/14, 1/19 – 1/22. Corn Stock Theatre presents An Evening of One Acts at 7:30pm nightly and 2:30pm on 1/22.
1/13 – 1/15. The Penguin Project presents Crazy for You at 7:30pm with a 2pm matinee on Sunday at Eastlight Theatre.
1/18 – 1/19. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be performed in the Peoria Civic Center Theater at 7:30pm.
1/28, 2/17. Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents the Cabaret Series in the Broadway Lounge at the Waterhouse at 8pm.
2/3 – 2/5, 2/9 – 2/12. Peoria Players Theatre presents Into the Woods at 7:30pm, and 2pm on 2/5 and 2/12.
2/10 – 2/12. The Conklin Players presents I Do, I Do! at Five Points Washington at 7pm, with a 3pm matinee on Sunday.
2/11 – 2/12, 2/16 – 2/19. Corn Stock Theatre presents Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at 7:30pm and 2:30pm on 2/19.
2/19. Based on the PBS KIDS series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! comes to the Peoria Civic Center at 5pm.
2/23 – 2/26, 3/2 – 3/5. Bradley University Theatre presents These Shining Lives at 8pm, with 2:30pm matinees on 2/26 and 3/5, in the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts.
2/24 – 2/26, 3/3 – 3/5. The Illinois Central College Theatre program presents The Bone House by Marty Chan at 7:30pm each night, and 2:30pm on 2/26 and 3/5.
2/25. Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents Murder in Vieux Carre: A Mardi Gras Whodunit, an interactive improvisational show, with dinner buffet at 6 pm and dancing to follow. a&s
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Art Garage—art-garage-studio.com, 231-2511
ArtsPartners of Central Illinois—artspartners.net, 676-2787
Art-Space Peoria—facebook.com/artspacepeoria, 868-0474
Atelier 5835—5835 N. Galena Road, Ste. 105, Peoria, 383-3341
Bradley University/Dingeldine Music Center—677-2595
Bradley University Galleries—art.bradley.edu/bug, 677-2989
Bradley University Theatre—bradley.edu/academic/departments/theatre
The Broadway Lounge—broadwaypeoria.com, 494-9100
Central Illinois Artists Organization (CIAO)—ciaopeoria.com
Central Illinois Jazz Society—cijs.org, 692-5330
Central Illinois Youth Symphony—ciys.org, 370-6424
Contemporary Art Center—peoriacac.org, 674-6822
Corn Stock Theatre—cornstocktheatre.com, 676-2196
Ear in the Envelope—820 SW Adams, Peoria, 550-3518
Eastlight Theatre—eastlighttheatre.com, 699-7469
Eureka College—eureka.edu, 467-6398
Exhibit A Gallery—exhibitagallery.net, 693-6180
Fine Arts Society of Peoria—fineartssociety.net
First Federated Church—ffcpeoria.com, 685-5258
First Fridays—peoriafirstfriday.com, ciaopeoria.com
First United Methodist Church—fumc.org
Five Points Washington—fivepointswashington.org, 444-8222
Fondulac District Library—fondulaclibrary.org, 699-3917
Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts—fumcpeoria.org,673-3641
Heritage Ensemble—heritageensemble.com, 550-4242
The Hive—thehive305.com, 360-4880
Howlin’ on Water—howlinonwater.com, 494-9100
Illinois Art League—illinoisartleague.com
Illinois Central College/Arts at ICC—artsaticc.com, 694-5136
Jukebox Comedy Club—jukeboxcomedy.com, 673-5853
Kenny’s Westside Pub—kennyswestside.com, 676-1693
Life Together Center—ffcpeoria.com/ministries/life-together-center, 685-5258
Limelight EventPlex—limelighteventplex.com, 693-1234
Luthy Botanical Garden—peoriaparks.org/luthy-botanical-garden, 686-3362
Morton Civic Chorus—mortoncivicchorus.org, 682-6237
Morton Fine Arts Association—mortonfinearts.org, 266-5135
Penguin Project—penguinproject.org, 691-5315
Peoria Cabaret Theatre—peoriacabarettheatre.com, 494-9100
Peoria Civic Center—peoriaciviccenter.com, (800) 745-3000
Peoria Heights Community Band—peoriaheightscommunityband.com, 692-3166
Peoria Park District—peoriaparks.org, 681-2861
Peoria Players Theatre—peoriaplayers.org, 688-4473
Peoria Public Library—peoriapubliclibrary.org, 497-2000
Peoria Riverfront Museum—peoriariverfrontmuseum.org, 686-7000
Peoria Symphony Orchestra—peoriasymphony.org, 671-1096
Prairie Center of the Arts—prairiecenterofthearts.org, 657-6767
Prairie Storytellers Guild—prairietellers.us, 682-2915
Project 1612—project1612.com, 798-0375
Rhythm Kitchen Music Café—rhythmkitchenmusiccafe.biz, 676-9668
Sculpture Walk Peoria—sculpturewalkpeoria.org
Spalding Pastoral Center—cdopmuseums.org, 671-1550
Sunbeam Building/Studios On Sheridan—sunbeambuilding.com, 573-8404
Sun Foundation—sunfoundation.org, 246-8403
Trinity Lutheran Church—trinitypeoria.com, 676-4609
The Waterhouse—waterhousepeoria.com, 494-9100
Wheel Art Studios—bit.ly/wheelart, 306-1741