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Week of April 28, 2019

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WTVP Auction
WTVP Auction

WTVP’s annual televised auction is coming your way, live, April 25th - 28th, 2019 with treasures galore to “watch, bid, and buy.” From big-ticket items on our Big and Tonight Boards, to art and everything you need for home, office and life, Auction has something for you. And what’s more, all proceeds go to support WTVP and the programming you love and watch every day.

For more info: http://auction.wtvp.org

Live Music Monday at Martini\'s
Live Music Monday at Martini\'s

Live music returns to Martinis every Monday night! Come down and grab $4 martinis and $10 domestic beer buckets all night long. Live music will alternate weeks between The Joe and Jerry Show and The Road Less Traveled!

Think & Drink Tuesday Trivia Night at Kenny\'s Westside Pub
Think & Drink Tuesday Trivia Night at Kenny\'s Westside Pub

Join us for Kenny's Westside: THINK & DRINK TUESDAY TRIVIA NIGHT at Kenny's Westside Pub! Enjoy our delicious food & drinks while you go head-to-head against Peoria's best & brightest!

Hosted By: Chase A. Listenby "The One & Only Trivia Master, The Man Behind The Curtain, C-Liz The Science Wiz"

Visit the Group Page for you half time trivia answers!

Miles in the Morning! Hosted by Running Central
Miles in the Morning! Hosted by Running Central

Start your morning off on the right foot! Meet at RCO for a few miles with Sue S, a team member at RCO and avid runner! Free, fun and all levels welcome! Bring your lights and reflective gear!


Relax Under the Stars!
Relax Under the Stars!

Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

Free parking in the museum's parking garage, just bring in your ticket to be validated at the Front Desk. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few moments to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Someone will help you find your seats. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!
First Wednesday of every month, Noon-1 pm
Dome Planetarium

More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

RCO Fun Run! with Running Central
RCO Fun Run! with Running Central

Join us every Wednesday night for a free family-friendly fun run! All levels welcome, including walkers. Be sure to bring your lights and reflective gear. Run a few miles, and meet us back at RCO for water, other beverages and camaraderie!


First Friday Artists' Studio Tours
First Friday Artists' Studio Tours

On the First Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, join us for an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations. Meet artists, musicians, neighbors and collectors. The tour includes twelve locations and spans a breadth of artistic media. Come, enjoy the unique efforts of creative and talented artists living and working in Central Illinois. For more information, visit www.peoriafirstfriday.com

Live at the Five Spot
Live at the Five Spot

Enjoy live music from local and regional bands every Friday at the Contemporary Art Center.  Tonight features Cousin Eddie! For a complete schedule, visit www.peoriacac.org

Admission is $8 for members ($12 for nonmembers), $7 for student & senior members ($11 for student & senior nonmembers).  Students with valid school ID & seniors age 65 & older.

Live at the Five Spot followed by Salsa lessons and dancing on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month ~  8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.  Visit www.peoriacac.org for more details.

Peoria Historical Society Art Show Opening Reception
Peoria Historical Society Art Show Opening Reception

Please join us for the 55th Annual Rennick History Thru Art Opening Reception. New Venue - The Peoria Riverfront Museum. New Show Theme – “History Thru Art” with all entries having an historical link to the Peoria Area. Art Show awards will be presented and there will be hors d'oeuvres and a bar.

For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peoria-historical-society-art-show-opening-reception-tickets-59783903264?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0iYWrRX6U1OQF54Ymi_0b1QWssVnKjtgPGwb_BEVdB5PSXW310JKAfL2k

Run309 Saturday Fun Run Public at Running Central
Run309 Saturday Fun Run Public at Running Central

Meet at RC Outfitters on Saturday morning for a free fun run/walk! All levels are welcome, and our events are family-friendly!


Big Brew Day @ Obed & Isaac\'s!
Big Brew Day @ Obed & Isaac\'s!

Homebrewers of Peoria (HOPs) is celebrating the 31st National Homebrew Day with Obed & Isaac's! We're teaming up as part of Big Brew Day, where clubs across the US brew beer and celebrate our right to do so. Come and stop by and see how you can make beer at home, and learn about brewing with Obed & Isaac's Brew School. Brew School starts at 10 AM.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2008084622650533/

Spring Market at Restoration@StudiosOnSheridan and Moon Dancer Boutique
Spring Market at Restoration@StudiosOnSheridan and Moon Dancer Boutique

Join us for Spring Market on May 4th, hosted by Moon Dancer Boutique and Restoration. We can't wait to see everyone there! There will be live music and vendors inside and outside.
Our vendors will include: Blue Aster, Imperfectly Perfect, Amy Beard, Full Bird Nest Designs, Bear's Bites, Moonlit Organic, Glazed & Confused, Pottery & Gifts, Anne Elijah Studio, Small Town Girl, Emerald Creations, Oskee Rustic, Maggie Off’s Printed Pottery, and Jewels of Illinois.

Food Service:
Nacho Mama’s-Grill Cheese
Popcorn Heaven
Gramma Nana’s Kitchen
Las Delicias-ice-cream

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/308917906440461/

Rennick History Thru Art Show
Rennick History Thru Art Show

The Peoria Historical Society Presents the 55th Annual Rennick History Thru Art Show. Registration for Artist coming soon. Artwork will all have a historic significance to Peoria done by local artists. Plan your visit to the Peoria Riverfront Museum!

Spirit of Peoria Sightseeing Cruise
Spirit of Peoria Sightseeing Cruise

Departure time: 2pm These cruises are1.5 hours-long and run 2 to 5 times a week. They begin and end at the riverfront dock in downtown Peoria, with the Spirit cruising up and down the Illinois River. 

Kids and adults alike will be fascinated by the boat’s tall fluted stacks and gigantic candy-apple red paddlewheel churning through the water. It’s great entertainment for all ages. Trip includes Captain’s Commentary. Gift shop and concessions are available.