art & society - nov/dec 2017

by Beth Weimer - Photography by Kate Lavin

A fixture of area entertainment, the Jukebox Comedy Club has cultivated comedy in Peoria for 27 years.

Home for the Holidays

Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society

For me, and I suspect for many of you, the holiday season brings old memories back to life.

A Season of Unity

by Jonathan Wright

The Community Festival of Nativities celebrates diversity and a common foundation.

Cordials & Cashews

Holiday-Inspired Recipes
by Chef Golda Ewalt
Photography by Maris Mednis

Try your hand at these recipes, and you’ll be on your way to a memorable holiday season.

The Floating Circus

by Jonathan Wright
Research courtesy of the Peoria Public Library Local History Collection

In the mid-1800s, the city was abuzz when the circus came to town. 

Connecting through Diversity

Celebrate Peoria is a series of events exploring our region’s diverse communities, and a unique learning experience for all ages.

Lighting Up the Visitors Center

The newly dedicated Doug Oberhelman Caterpillar Visitors Center kicks off the holiday season with a lighting ceremony on November 14th. 

November/December Events Preview

Photo by Jeff McSweeney

Peoria Magazines is proud to spread the word about upcoming major community events and nonprofit fundraisers.

Private Barrel with a Peoria Twist

While many distilleries let customers purchase an entire barrel of whiskey, only Maker's Mark allows a select few to choose how they want their barrel “finished.”

Take 10: Dan Conlin

Ten things you didn't know about the longtime owner of the Jukebox Comedy Club...

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