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Memorial Day Celebration
Memorial Day Celebration

Come to the RiverFront Memorial Day morning to join Peoria's leader's in honoring its Veterans. This Memorial Day remembrance service will be held in Marshall Plaza (under the Gateway Building) and will pay tribute to all of the men and women who have fought for America’s freedom.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/771109200526110/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D



You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Central Illinois Premiere!!
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Central Illinois Premiere!!

Welcome back to the Central Illinois stages - EDDIE URISH as he stars in the hilarious marriage comedy - "You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!" which he previously performed in New York!

The Broadway Lounge in collaboration with Willow Bend Productions will present the comedic play that is written by Annabelle Gurwitch & Jeff Kahn! 

The show will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays June 2-4 and 9-11 and will feature an award winning 3 entree buffet from The Waterhouse! Cost is $48 per person for dinner and the show. 

Admissions available for purchase online at BroadwayPeoria.com! Seating is at 6p, dinner buffet at 6:30p, with the show starting at 7:30p.

The dinner buffet will feature Roast Beef au jus, Boneless Chicken Breast in a creamy White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms, Pasta Primavera with choice of Alfredo or Marinara, Balsamic Greek Salad, Party Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon, Dinner Rolls, and for dessert Texas Sheetcake or Peanut Butter Sheetcake!!

The show will star Central Illinois native and professional actor/director EDDIE URISH. Eddie is best known locally for being the founding Artistic Director of Eastlight Theatre, Co-Founder of Haberdasher’s Dinner Playhouse, and the original director of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as well as his 5 years as the morning show co-anchor on WMBD-TV. Since that time, he has gone on to direct and perform in professional productions both in Regional Theatre and on National Tour!

Playing opposite of Eddie is PAULA VAN KUREN, a classically trained Soprano, music educator, actress, certified personal trainer AND owner/operator of AerFire – an innovative program designed to merge the latest in exercise science with the Aerial Arts!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/390496392958958/390496396292291/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D



Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, June 2, ~ 8:00 -10:00 pm

Advance ticket sales are offered online via 309Tix.com
Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 7pm day of event)

When checking in at the door, be prepared to share your table and seat number.

If an event is not sold out, tickets will also be sold at the door.
Tickets at the door*: $9-members, $12-nonmembers, $5-poets
(*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)

*Please Note that purchasing a Poet Ticket is a commitment to share your poetry on stage. ´╗┐If you don't plan to read, then don't purchase a poet level ticket.

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.

Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st Thursday of each month. Host: Ryan Lowry, DJ: Yvaine Washington

Each month the open mic features a popular regionally known poet. Poets from as far away as Maryland, Missouri and Florida have graced the stage. Regardless of a poet’s level of experience, everyone is welcome to share his or her work. One thing is for certain, this is an entertaining and stimulating event. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery.

Featured Poet: TeiannaRe-AL Cooper
As an author, community advocate and facilitator, TeiannaRe-AL Cooper is a recognized speaker of healing, truth, and wisdom. She has had the honor of being guest speaker at several teen summits, women conferences, and community forums in the Kansas City metropolitan area and major cities alike. TeiannaRe-AL Cooper is a poetry slam mentor and writers workshop facilitator; however, she is notably known for blending a smooth sound and sultry voice to deliver a hardcore and real message through her poetry. 

As an artist, she has self-published a number of works including two books "Little Girl Listen" and "Feeln' Sum Type of Way." In addition, she has two poetry LP’s “Naked Truth; Love, Sex, & Lies and “This Woman's Work.” TeiannaRe-AL is a registered song writer with BMI earning writers credits on several songs with a diverse array of artists. She has hosted several artist showcases in front of a live audience in which she has received rave reviews for her astonishing show, giving her listeners a taste of original poems, monologues, and songs. TeiannaRe-AL has since worked tirelessly to become a New York Times bestselling author with several works in progress and notable publisher and songwriter. Teianna is the granddaughter of the legendary blues great, Albert King and plans to carry on his legacy. 

TeiannaRe-AL is an affiliated poet with Kansas City's 4HisWill, I AM AN ARTIST, Arsyn Spit Fire, East of Red ArtHouse, AtEase Sunday and REAL TALK with Mia Ramsey. As a performing artist she has hosted and performed for several events in various cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville, Oklahoma City, S. Louis, Tulsa, and many more. TeiannaRe-AL has recently made her home in the windy city of Chicago and is continuing her work in literary and performance art.



You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Central Illinois Premiere!!
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Central Illinois Premiere!!

Welcome back to the Central Illinois stages - EDDIE URISH as he stars in the hilarious marriage comedy - "You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!" which he previously performed in New York!

The Broadway Lounge in collaboration with Willow Bend Productions will present the comedic play that is written by Annabelle Gurwitch & Jeff Kahn! 

The show will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays June 2-4 and 9-11 and will feature an award winning 3 entree buffet from The Waterhouse! Cost is $48 per person for dinner and the show. 

Admissions available for purchase online at BroadwayPeoria.com! Seating is at 6p, dinner buffet at 6:30p, with the show starting at 7:30p.

The dinner buffet will feature Roast Beef au jus, Boneless Chicken Breast in a creamy White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms, Pasta Primavera with choice of Alfredo or Marinara, Balsamic Greek Salad, Party Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon, Dinner Rolls, and for dessert Texas Sheetcake or Peanut Butter Sheetcake!!

The show will star Central Illinois native and professional actor/director EDDIE URISH. Eddie is best known locally for being the founding Artistic Director of Eastlight Theatre, Co-Founder of Haberdasher’s Dinner Playhouse, and the original director of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as well as his 5 years as the morning show co-anchor on WMBD-TV. Since that time, he has gone on to direct and perform in professional productions both in Regional Theatre and on National Tour!

Playing opposite of Eddie is PAULA VAN KUREN, a classically trained Soprano, music educator, actress, certified personal trainer AND owner/operator of AerFire – an innovative program designed to merge the latest in exercise science with the Aerial Arts!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/390496392958958/390496396292291/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D



Red Hat Pinball Tournament at Gone Axe Throwing
Red Hat Pinball Tournament at Gone Axe Throwing

The first pinball tournament starts April 1st (no joke!) at 6 pm.

Entry fee is $5. Cash prizes for top 4 spots.

Please click the link to sign up for the April 1st Tournament. Within 24 hours, you will be sent a link to pay. Your spot is not reserved until payment is received!

To sign up: www.goneaxethrowing.com/pinball



Matt Eckberg: Live from the Beer Garden at Obed & Isaac\'s Microbrewery and Eatery - Peoria
Matt Eckberg: Live from the Beer Garden at Obed & Isaac\'s Microbrewery and Eatery - Peoria

Matt Eckberg is back for another Summer in the Beer Garden! He always bring a good time with him. Make some plans to stop by when he is performing. You won't be disappointed!

https://www.facebook.com/events/510477160812489/516345020225703/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D



Peoria RiverFront Market
Peoria RiverFront Market

Open every Saturday morning, May 21 - September 24, 2022, 8 am - Noon in the 200 block of Water Street.

Featuring local produce, meats, eggs, cheese, breads, baked goods and fresh flowers!  Local arts, crafts, demonstrations and much more!

Bring the family and enjoy this beautiful community event.  Buy Fresh ~ Buy Local!



You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Central Illinois Premiere!!
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Central Illinois Premiere!!

Welcome back to the Central Illinois stages - EDDIE URISH as he stars in the hilarious marriage comedy - "You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!" which he previously performed in New York!

The Broadway Lounge in collaboration with Willow Bend Productions will present the comedic play that is written by Annabelle Gurwitch & Jeff Kahn! 

The show will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays June 2-4 and 9-11 and will feature an award winning 3 entree buffet from The Waterhouse! Cost is $48 per person for dinner and the show. 

Admissions available for purchase online at BroadwayPeoria.com! Seating is at 6p, dinner buffet at 6:30p, with the show starting at 7:30p.

The dinner buffet will feature Roast Beef au jus, Boneless Chicken Breast in a creamy White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms, Pasta Primavera with choice of Alfredo or Marinara, Balsamic Greek Salad, Party Potatoes, Green Beans with Bacon, Dinner Rolls, and for dessert Texas Sheetcake or Peanut Butter Sheetcake!!

The show will star Central Illinois native and professional actor/director EDDIE URISH. Eddie is best known locally for being the founding Artistic Director of Eastlight Theatre, Co-Founder of Haberdasher’s Dinner Playhouse, and the original director of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as well as his 5 years as the morning show co-anchor on WMBD-TV. Since that time, he has gone on to direct and perform in professional productions both in Regional Theatre and on National Tour!

Playing opposite of Eddie is PAULA VAN KUREN, a classically trained Soprano, music educator, actress, certified personal trainer AND owner/operator of AerFire – an innovative program designed to merge the latest in exercise science with the Aerial Arts!

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/390496392958958/390496396292291/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D



Trippin\' Billies play the CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing
Trippin\' Billies play the CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing

Gates open 7PM, show: 8PM

Admission: $7 in advance/$10 Day of Show

Ticket Link: https://webtrac.peoriaparks.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?display=detail&module=PST&keyword=trippin&fbclid=IwAR2WQr09-S1pQZjrYLtX2mwyU5uxdlkjsEWc0UZyQPGCOUBNilt3B4ibu1k
On-Sale Date: 4/8

 

If you enjoy Dave Matthews, this is the band for you. As close as you can get to the real thing. Bringing fans the music of The Dave Matthews Band for close to twenty years, Trippin’ Billies has become the gold standard for tribute bands. Based out of Chicago, the Billies have toured extensively throughout the U.S. performing at many of the same theaters Dave himself once graced. The high-energy performance and caliber of musicianship will have you singing along by the second chorus. Relix magazine has named them one of the top five tributes in the country for good reason, come find out why. https://www.trippinbillies.com/home