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The Rennick 2024 Art Exhibition
The Rennick 2024 Art Exhibition

Peoria Historical Society

60th Annual Rennick Art Show

The Old and the New: Envisioning Peoria History in New Ways


Come see original artwork by Peoria area artists at the Peoria Historical Society’s 60th annual Rennick Art Show.

All of the art in this judged exhibit reflects the Peoria Historical Society’s mission to preserve, share, and celebrate the stories of the Peoria area. Each piece visually represents some aspect of Peoria area history and is open to any artist with a Peoria connection.

The exhibit runs May 2-31, Tuesday-Saturday from 10-5pm at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Gilmore Auditorium, 222 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL.

An Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-7pm at the museum to recognize the artists and show sponsors, and the prize winners will be announced at this event.

Join us for Gallery Talk on Sunday May 19, from 1-2pm, and join the judge and the public for a tour of the exhibit and insights on the artwork.

Artists will retrieve their work on May 31.

There is no charge to attend this event. Donations and memberships are always welcomed and appreciated!

For more information, including guidelines and entry forms, visit www.peoriahistoricalsociety.com.

For tickets: https://309tix.com/events/the-rennick-2024-art-exhibition-5-2-2024

Peoria Historical Society Bus Tour: Mid-Century Architecture in Peoria
Peoria Historical Society Bus Tour: Mid-Century Architecture in Peoria

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Peoria Modern: An Era of Unforgettable Optimism

The mid-century modern design and architecture of Peoria will be the focus of a guided Peoria Historical Society bus tour on Friday, May 24. Architect Ed Barry of Farnsworth Group will lead the tour entitled “Peoria Modern • An Era of Unforgettable Optimism” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

The tour will highlight examples of Peoria’s rich history of mid-century architecture, which emphasized optimism, sleek and simple design, and a connection with nature. It will provide exterior perspectives and commentary on a baker’s dozen of significant local modernist buildings, including private residences and commercial structures designed by Cletis Roy Foley, Richard (Dick) Doyle, Gordon Livezey Tinsman, Leslie (Les) Kenyon, Edward Verkler, John (Jack) Hackler, and others.

The bus tour will depart from Peoria Public Library, 107 N.E. Monroe, and will end at the same location, providing the tour group the opportunity to then have a guided visit of the Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation “Selections and Stories” exhibit. Held in the Main Library Gallery, this show will feature a wide selection of architectural drawings of Peoria-area buildings. 

Tickets for the bus tour are $25 and are available online at https://309tix.com/events/peoria-modern-an-era-of-unforgettable-optimism-5-24-2024 or by contacting the Peoria Historical Society at 309-674-1921. Space is limited so reserve now!

Peoria Chiefs vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels at HOME
Peoria Chiefs vs. Cedar Rapids Kernels at HOME
CANCELLED - Live at the Five Spot: Dorann and the Soul Mystics
CANCELLED - Live at the Five Spot: Dorann and the Soul Mystics

Due to illness, Doran and the Soul Mystics will not perform this Friday, May 24th. We will seek to reschedule at a later date. All ticket holders will be refunded in full. The refund will take 7-10 business days to process. As always, we thank you for your support of the CAC.

Live at the Five Spot: Doran and the Soul Mystics
May 24, 2024~ 6:30-8:30pm

Tickets in Advance Online: $8-members, $12-nonmembers + fees (until 5pm day of event).
Tickets at the door*: $12-Members, $16-nonmembers
(Tickets for walk-ins will be available until max capacity is reached)

Water and pop for $1.00 is offered at the bar. Attendees may bring their own food and drink or bring in food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen.

About the band:
Dorann’s music is as hot as ever with new some band members. Many varieties of music are covered: Motown, Oldies, Jazz, Blues, R&B, and Funk all with that special mystical flair. Dorann will get you up on your feet with her amazing infectious energy. 

For tickets: Tickets309tix.com/events/live-at-the-five-spot-state-of-mind-2-9-2024


Date & Time

Fri, May 24

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT


The Waterhouse at MAXAM

316 Southwest Washington Street

Peoria, IL 61602


RATING: R (language, adult themes)


Presented by Playing In Peoria, COMEDY @ The Waterhouse continues with VINCE CARONE


The show will be hosted by Playing in Peoria owner ANDREW FARRAHER with opening act(s) announced soon!


VINCE CARONE, known as the "Bad Father" is fast-talking, frenetic, and frustrated. He has a quick-witted, fast-paced style that envelops you with an avalanche of punchlines that never stop. He has been seen on Comedy Central and TBS, and heard on Mancow in the Morning and WGN. He has released 6 hour-long comedy albums, runs a podcast called "Peek Behind the Curtain", and was the winner of the 2019 “Best of the Midwest” Competition at Gilda’s Laughfest. Check out videos of VINCE at www.vincecarone.com/media


Admission is $25pp and seating is reserved. The bar will open and seating will begin 1 hour before the show at 7p with the show starting at 8p. The show will last approximately 90 minutes.


Tables seat 8 people and will be assigned based upon the order of purchase. If you are joining a larger group or want to be seated with another purchaser specifically, please indicate at the time of purchase in the "Notes to Seller" section who you would like to join.

For tickets: https://waterhousepeoria.square.site/product/5-24-24-friday-comedy-the-waterhouse-vince-carone/816?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=20

No food is available at the show so we strongly encourage you to make reservations for dinner at one of the enjoyable restaurants within a few blocks of our location:

Bollywood Bites Bistro 316 SW Washington (1st floor of MAXAM) - 309-670-0936

Ardor Breads and Provisions - 301 SW Water Street - 309-431-7801

Blue Duck Barbeque Tavern - 212 SW Water Street - 309-981-5801

Rhythm Kitchen - 305 SW Water Street - 309-676-9668

Saffron Social - 187 SW Washington Street - 309-740-0434

Jack's on Adams - 107 SW Adams - 309-839-2855

Richards Under Main - 311 Main Street - 309-674-8007

Kenny's Westside Pub - 112 SW Jefferson - 309-676-1693

Jim's Steak House - 110 SW Jefferson - 309-673-5300

Kelleher's Irish Pub - 619 SW Water - 309-673-6000

Thyme Kitchen & Craft Beer - 736 SW Washington - 309-713-2619

Sugar Wood-Fire Bistro - 826 SW Adams - 309-676-0848

Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery - 321 NE Madison - 309-306-0190

Black Band Distillery - 1000 SW Adams - 309-680-1233