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Firecracker 5000
Firecracker 5000

A 3.1 mile flat course on the trail along the Riverfront with one water station along the way, and this year it will be a COLOR RUN! Begins and ends at the former Hooters location.

The race will start rain or shine, and there will be no refunds. 

Fee includes chip timing, a shirt (while supplies last), refreshments including subs from Avanti's (while supplies last) & draft beer for those 21 & up (while supplies last). 

The first 100 registrants will get a festive cooling bandana!

To register: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/56359/firecracker-5000?fbclid=IwAR27Hl38V3hBLdRWlxLvREGe0ZvyUKVZWcE_nVTY_pMLR5dO5pXVfEmvxG4



Broadway Lounge SINGING Wait Staff
Broadway Lounge SINGING Wait Staff

Have you heard? The Broadway Lounge has something fun and special happening on weekdays!

Instead of having dinner and THEN enjoying some music entertainment, we are smashing them together at the same time...AND the performers are also your wait staff!

Don't miss your chance to enjoy this fun evening and great food. At this time we are only scheduling through July 6 with the following themes:
6/28 - 80s
6/29 - Broadway
7/5 - Broadway
7/6 - 80s & it is also a Give Back Night to Pediatric Resource Center with 20% of the food and drink sales donated to that charity!!

While not required, you can make your reservation NOW by calling 309-431-9708 or just pop down for some food and fun

There are 4 reservation times available - 
5p, 5:30p, 6p, or 6:30p. Kitchen is open until 7p with the menu featuring Naan Flatbreads, Bread Bowl Pastas/Soups/Dips, and Salads along with our full bar!



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

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, July 7, ~ 8:00 - 10:00 pm

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

Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 7pm day of event)
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 and 3rd 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.

Audiences experience more than just someone reading from a page. Poets often memorize the piece and perform it as in a stage play. These are often soul-baring performances that might make you weep or laugh out loud. One thing is for certain, this is an entertaining and stimulating event. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery.

For tickets: 309tix.com/events/whisper-shout-open-mic-for-poetry-7-7-2022



You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Midwest Premiere EXTENDED!
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Midwest Premiere EXTENDED!

Without a doubt, the Midwest Premiere of YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP! is a hit! With the initial 6 performance run selling to near or at capacity and hearing from so many people that they would love to come, but the dates didn't work for them with vacations and other commitments - we have decided to extend the run for 2 more weekends!

SO, 4 more chances to welcome back to the Central Illinois stages - EDDIE URISH as he stars in the hilarious marriage comedy - "You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!" written by Annabelle Gurwitch & Jeff Kahn which he previously performed in New York.

The extension performances are July 1, 2, 8, & 9 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 beginning 6/11! 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!



Live at the Five Spot: The NikBeats
Live at the Five Spot: The NikBeats

Live at the Five Spot: The NikBeats
July 8, 2022 ~ 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:
In 1964, the British invaded America. And they forever changed the world. This is the music of the NikBeats, an American response to the British beat. With a set list that includes timeless tunes by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five and the Who, The NikBeats recapture everything that was great about the era of music. Songs that defined a generation. The NikBeats are Don Mabus, Matt Warren, Jimmy Willis and Jon Hill. NikBeats cover: The Beatles, The Animals, Bad Finger, The Byrds, The Dave Clark Five, The Doors, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers, George Jones, Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies, The Kinks, Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas and lots more!

For tickets: 309tix.com/events/live-at-the-five-spot-the-nikbeats-7-8-2022



John Wahl: Live in the Beer Garden
John Wahl: Live in the Beer Garden

John is joining us in the Beer Garden this summer and we are looking forward to hearing him play!

For info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593927754322264/1607623569619349/?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! Midwest Premiere EXTENDED!
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! Midwest Premiere EXTENDED!

Without a doubt, the Midwest Premiere of YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP! is a hit! With the initial 6 performance run selling to near or at capacity and hearing from so many people that they would love to come, but the dates didn't work for them with vacations and other commitments - we have decided to extend the run for 2 more weekends!

SO, 4 more chances to welcome back to the Central Illinois stages - EDDIE URISH as he stars in the hilarious marriage comedy - "You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!" written by Annabelle Gurwitch & Jeff Kahn which he previously performed in New York.

The extension performances are July 1, 2, 8, & 9 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 beginning 6/11! 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!