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Here's our most recent issue from 1-10-19:

Out of Sight...Out of Murder, Afternoon of Art, Dueling Pianos, Heritage Ensemble & Heartland Festival Orchestra



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Out of Sight, Out of Murder opens on Friday at Corn Stock Theatre's Theatre Center (Iocated in upper Bradley Park) beginning at 7:30 pm as well as on Saturday at 7:30 pm plus on Sunday at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $14 for adults & $10 for students through high school and are available at the Corn Stock box office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online at www.CornStockTheatre.com
Click the image above to watch our Out of Sight...Out of Mind video!
The Inaugural Afternoon of Art Fundraiser Open House will be held at the Gateway Building (located at 200 NE Water St. in Peoria) on Saturday from 1 - 5 pm. Featuring artwork of renowned artist Jonathon Romain, interactive stations about the educational programs to be offered once the community arts center opens including STEAM projects from ISU's CeMAST Department, music in partnership with Youth Music Illinois and a silent auction, this is your chance to learn more about and support the project. Greg Batton of WMBD-AM will be the MC and DJ juanGoblin will provide music. Food and a cash bar will also be available. Admission is free and rsvp by emailing rsvp1@artincpeoria.org  For more information, click HERE
Click the image above to watch our Afternoon of Art video!
A Veterans Art Exhibit is on display through January 30th at the Peoria Public Library in downtown Peoria daily from 9 am - 6 pm. View a wide range of artistic expression, all created by area veterans. Some were artists before they served, while others are using art to understand their military experience. Organized by 22VA, a group of veteran artists who help other veterans express themselves through visual and creative arts. Their goal is to reduce the number of veteran suicides which claim the lives of 22 veterans a day - more than double the rate for the civilian population. Admission is free. For more information, click HERE
Ryan Singer will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club (located at 3527 W Farmington Rd. in Peoria) at 8 pm tonight (Thursday) and at 7:15 pm and 9:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. Tickets are $10 for the Thursday show and $15 for the the other shows and are available by calling 309-673-5853 or visiting www.jukeboxcomedy.com
2nd Fridays in Peoria Heights will take place at Exhibit A Gallery (located at 4607 N Prospect Rd. in Peoria Heights) on Friday from 4 - 8 pm. Local artists will display their work in the gallery featuring glass, pottery, paintings, photography and jewelry. For more information, call 309-693-6180.
Live at the Five Spot at the Contemporary Art Center will feature Rooster Alley on Friday from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Admission is $8 for members, $12 for non-members, $7 for student & senior members and $11 for student & senior non-members. For more information, call 309-674-6822 or visit www.peoriacac.org
Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos will take place in the Broadway Lounge at the MAXAM Building (located at the corners of Liberty and Washington in Downtown Peoria) as a benefit for the Richwoods St. Jude Run on Friday with dinner seating beginning at 6 pm. Admission for the dinner & show is $50 per person.  On Saturday, dinner & the show is $40. For information or reservations, call 309-494-9100 or visit https://mkt.com/waterhousepeoria
State & Water "Winterlude" to benefit WTVP will take place at Monarch Music Hall (located at 8102 N University Street in Peoria) on Friday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission seating or $30 for preferred seating and are available at the box office or online at www.monarchmusichall.com
The Chill Billy Winter Sporting Event will take place at Camp Wokanda located at 620 E Boy Scout Rd. in Chillicothe) on Saturday from 9 am - 4 pm. Featuring cast-iron cooking training, fire-building techniques, basic orienteering, winter tree ID, ice fishing or tai chi and a winter survival class, admission is $5 which includes a chili lunch. A 2 hour and 8 hour endurance race will also take place for $45 and $65. Race registration is available at www.runrace.net
Eat, Drink and Be Married will take place at Five Points Washington (located at 360 N. Wilmor Road in Washington) on Saturday from Noon - 2 pm. Featuring a free wine & food tasting and various wedding vendors, admission is free with registration. Register HERE
Kids Night at the Museum will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday from 6 - 9 pm. For ages 5 to 14, kids can explore their favorite exhibitions and galleries plus enjoy staff-led activities. A snack will be provided. Admission is $30 for members and $36 for the public and reservations are required and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org
Community Children's Theatre will host a Second Saturday Sing-Along featuring Beauty and the Beast at their facility (located at 8800-A N Industrial Rd. in Peoria) on Saturday from 6 - 8 pm. For all ages, suggested donation is $10. Pre-registration is requested and available along with more information HERE
The Bradley Braves will take on Missouri State at the Peoria Civic Center (located at 201 SW Jefferson Ave. in Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7 pm. Tickets range from $8 to $45 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 309-673-3200 or online at HERE
Pub Night Under the Stars:New Horizons - Pluto - Ultima Thule will take place at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Dome Planetarium on Saturday from 7 - 9 pm. Featuring food & up to 3 craft beers, you'll learn about the New Horizons spacecraft that recently flew by Pluto and Ultima Thule, another Kuiper Belt object. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $30 for members and $36 for the public and are available by calling 309-686-7000 or online at www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org
The Heritage Ensemble will present its 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Choral Celebration at the Performing Arts Center (located at 1 College Dr. in East Peoria) on Saturday beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, $8 for students and are available at the ICC box office, by calling 309-694-5136 or online at https://icc.edu/arts
Heartland Festival Orchestra will present a New Year's A Tribute to Ella at Five Points Washington (located at 360 N Wilmor Rd. in Washington) on Saturday at 7:30 pm. Featuring vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Aisha deHaas, Ella Fitzgerald, "The First Lady of Song" with hits from the Great American Songbook. Tickets for adults are $38 and $10 for students. Tickets (limited areas only) may be purchased in person at Kidder Music in Peoria with cash or check. For information and online tickets, visit www.heartlandfestivalorchestra.org
Wildlife Prairie Park (located at 3826 N Taylor Rd. in Hanna City) will host Dollar Days on Sunday from 9 am - 4:30 pm. Featuring $1 admission for residents of Peoria (ID is required), dollar day $1 admission dates for other area towns will be featured throughout 2019. For more information, call 309-676-0998 or click HERE
Weddings UnVeiled will take place at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette (located at 501 Main Street in Peoria) on Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm. Featuring 30 vendors including cakes and foods to sample, photographers, design ideas and more. Admission is free, however registration is required and is available at http://heavenonearthfloraldesigns.com
Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney's Animation will take place at the Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theater on Sunday beginning at 12:30 pm. The lecture geared toward a younger audience will discuss how women influenced and worked to created some of the early Disney animated favorites. And at 3 pm, Mindy Johnson, author of the landmark volume Ink & Paint - The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, will raise the celluloid curtain on the remarkable history of women within Disney animation. Admission to each program is free for members or $4 per person. For more information, call 309-686-7000 or visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org
A Sensory Friendly Family Film, Incredibles 2, will be shown at the Lakeview Library (located at 1137 W Lake Ave. Peoria) on Sunday from 2 - 4 pm. Featuring a lighter room, lower volume and the ability for audience members to move around, talk and sing during the showing, the intended audience is children with special needs accompanied by siblings and caregivers. Noise canceling ear muffs and fidgets will be available at no charge. Admission is free. For more information, call 309-497-2200.

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