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Events Calendar


Apr 25

- Hard Bop Jazz Band
- Starting a Business in Illinois
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Congressional Art Show
- Money Smart Week 2017

Apr 26

- Signs of Child Abuse
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Congressional Art Show
- Ghost the Musical
- Money Smart Week 2017
- Unplugged in the Heights

Apr 27

- Customer Appreciation Open House
- Cybersecurity
- Lewis Black
- Peoria Chiefs
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Congressional Art Show
- Ghost the Musical
- Maronzio Vance
- Money Smart Week 2017
- Twelfth Night

Apr 28

- Clue-less
- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Magic Men Live
- Peoria Chiefs
- Annual Spring Plant Sale
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Caps and Gowns
- Celebrate Recovery
- Congressional Art Show
- Ghost the Musical
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Maronzio Vance
- Money Smart Week 2017
- Twelfth Night

Apr 29

- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Chris Stapleton
- Girl Scouts Informational Meeting
- Healthy Kids Day
- Heroic Spirit
- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- March for Babies
- Peoria Chiefs
- Soldier Dash
- Space Graffiti
- Annual Spring Plant Sale
- Bison Blessing Pow Wow
- Caps and Gowns
- Civil War Spring Drill
- Ghost the Musical
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Maronzio Vance
- Money Smart Week 2017
- Romeo and Juliet
- Twelfth Night

Apr 30

- Celtic Woman
- HUMANe Race
- Open Mic Afternoon
- Peoria Chiefs
- Annual Spring Plant Sale
- Bison Blessing Pow Wow
- Caps and Gowns
- Civil War Spring Drill
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Romeo and Juliet

May 1

- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 2

- Easterseals Fashion Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

May 3

- ICC Concert Band
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Unplugged in the Heights

May 4

- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Central Illinois Herpetological
- Whisper & Shout

May 5

- Cinco de Kilo 5K and Fiesta
- Lorrie Morgan and Joe Diffie
- Moonlight Cruise
- The Derel Monteith Trio
- 2017 Mohammed Shrine Circus
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Brats for the Cure
- Celebrate Recovery
- Celebrating 35 Years of Music
- CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

May 6

- Breakfast with the Red River Hogs
- Jason Isbell
- Kid's Club
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 2017 Mohammed Shrine Circus
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Brats for the Cure
- Celebrating 35 Years of Music
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen

May 7

- Philharmonic Chorale
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 2017 Mohammed Shrine Circus
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Brats for the Cure
- First Sunday at Flanagan House
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Pettengill Morron House Museum First Sunday

May 8

- Peoria Chiefs
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 9

- Peoria Chiefs
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

May 10

- JA Stock Market Challenge
- Peoria Chiefs
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Unplugged in the Heights

May 11

- Zootini
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Liza Treyger
- Peoria Chiefs

May 12

- Eric Church
- Moonlight Cruise
- Motionless in White
- Wine and Cheese Under the Stars
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Celebrate Recovery
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Liza Treyger
- Neil Simon's Rumors
- Peoria Chiefs

May 13

- Bark for Life Fundraiser 2017
- National Train Day
- Pampered on the Prairie
- Race for the Cure
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Liza Treyger
- Neil Simon's Rumors
- Peoria Chiefs

May 14

- Masterpiece Painting Class
- Mother's Day at Wildlife Prairie Park
- Mother's Day Cruise
- Prairie Wind Ensemble
- Billy Elliot the Musical
- Jazz Vespers Services
- Neil Simon's Rumors
- Old Time Folk and Country Jam

May 15

- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 16

- Chevelle
- Heart of Illinois Chorus
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery

May 17

- Newcomers' Club of Greater Peoria Luncheon
- Tazewell County Animal Control Extended Hours
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Unplugged in the Heights

May 18

- An Evening with Olivia Newton-John
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Drew Lynch
- Peoria Chiefs

May 19

- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Skillet and Alter Bridge
- Tasting Cruise
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Arts in Education Spring Celebration
- Celebrate Recovery
- Drew Lynch
- Live at the Five Spot
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Chiefs
- Salsa at the Contemporary Art Center

May 20

- Behind the Scenes Tour
- Delavan Cruise-In
- Howlin' on Water Dueling Pianos
- Jim Breuer and The Loud & Rowdy
- Muscle on Main Strongman Contest
- Nelly
- New World
- Sightseeing Cruise
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Drew Lynch
- Live at the Rhythm Kitchen
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria RiverFront Market

May 21

- Grand Tour of Homes
- Peoria Chiefs
- Sightseeing Cruise
- Jazz Vespers Services

May 22

- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Masterpiece Mondays

May 23

- Dixieland Lunch Cruise
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Celebrate Recovery

May 24

- Early Detection Matters
- Red Sun Rising
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show
- Unplugged in the Heights

May 25

- RiverLife Gospel Lunch Cruise
- 2017 Summer Camp Music Festival
- 52nd Annual Rennick Juried Art Show


 
Peoria Culture

Peoria Culture

Located on DuSable Street within Peoria, the African American Museum Hall of Fame celebrates the contributions of African Americans in the areas of art, history, science, law enforcement, humanities, and literature. Each year the AAHFM sponsors two major community events: the Black Arts Festival, a talent showcase and art fair, affording African Americans artists the opportunity to showcase their talent and artwork as well as connect with the buying public, and the Red, Black, and Green Ball held annually in April, recognizing and celebrating notable achievements and contribution to the African American Community.

The museum features an Oral History Center, a comprehensive exhibit on the life and times of Richard Pryor, and many other exhibits, programs, lectures, poetry readings and other cultural events that are held to enlighten the public. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 11 am – 2:30 pm, and admission is free. For more information, call 673-2206 or click HERE.

The Contemporary Art Center on South West Water Street is Peoria's cultural hub featuring art exhibitions, artist studios, art instruction, comedy improv, poetry nights, yoga and tai chi classes, jazz and blues performances. The Contemporary Art Center exhibits the work of living artists at the forefront of their fields. About 20 resident artists are constantly creating art on-site as well as prolific artist and co-founder Preston Jackson continues to maintain his sculpture and painting studio. For more information, click HERE.

The Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences is the largest private downstate museum features art and science exhibitions, children’s Discovery Center, Planetarium, Illinois Folk Art Gallery, Illinois River Decoy and Illinois Jacquard Coverlet exhibitions, the Museum Store, and more. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday from noon – 5 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, and seniors and students from 3 – 17 are $4. For more information, call 686-7000 or click HERE.

The Peoria Art Guild on Harrison exhibits the artwork of local, regional, national and international artists, and offers their work for sale or rent. However, its main purpose is education. The Peoria Art Guild offers classes for all ages at all skill levels as well as special workshops and seminars. With several community outreach programs, The Peoria Art Guild also plays an important part in helping thousands of children gain valuable life skills. For more information, call 637-ARTS (2787) or click HERE.

The Wheels O' Time Museum is located 8 miles north of downtown Peoria on Route 40. The museum features displays of vintage and classic autos, gas engines, fire engines, airplanes, tractors, musical instruments, juke boxes, toys, dolls, animated miniature circus, and many “hands-on” displays. The museum is open from May – October and hours include noon – 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call 243-9020 or click HERE.

 
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