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Week of August 14, 2022

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India Fest
India Fest

Spend a lovely evening with family and friends on Peoria's RiverFront while enjoying live entertainment, Indian cuisine, Bollywood-style Entertainment, arts, crafts, rangoli, yoga demonstrations, dance lessons and much more! 

Adults $10 | Youth (10 years and younger) $7

Purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/3J8UxlE

Dante Bowe 2022 - Peoria, IL
Dante Bowe 2022 - Peoria, IL

Join Dante Bowe, Aaron Moses, and Aodhan King for Worship Nights this Summer! Worship Nights Will Include Some of Dante Bowe's Most Loved Songs from his Grammy-Winning Album!

Tickets: www.dantebowelive.com

John Mulaney: From Scratch
John Mulaney: From Scratch

This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of phones will not be permitted in the performance space. Upon arrival at the venue, phones will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times, and can access them throughout the event only in designated Phone Use Areas within the venue. All devices will be re-secured in Yondr pouches before returning to the performance space. All pouches and equipment are routinely sanitized. The Yondr staff is trained and required to follow safety guidelines and hygiene protocols to practice social distancing, minimal contact and wear required personal protective equipment.

John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer, actor, and comedian. He will be performing at the Peoria Civic Center Theater on August 17.

In 2018, he traveled the United States with sold out Kid Gorgeous tour, which was later released as a Netflix stand-up special and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special; In 2015, he released The Comeback Kid, also a Netflix original, which The AV Club called the “best hour of his career;” In 2012, his Comedy Central special New In Town had Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly hailing him as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.”

John Mulaney was invited to host Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Saturday, February 26. He began writing for SNL in 2008 and created memorable characters such as ‘Stefon’ with Bill Hader and appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent. He has written for IFC’s Documentary Now! and Netflix’s Big Mouth, on which he voices the character of Andrew.

For more info & tix: https://www.facebook.com/events/337143998393162/?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, August 18, ~ 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.

Feature Poet: Tebe Zalango
With Dynamic lyrical ability and vocals that have literally brought fans to tears, Tebe Zalango seeks to inspire creativity and spiritual growth through higher awareness. Informed by Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Classical music, he forms his sound around rhythms of his own soul combined with the subjects of Love, Respect, Appreciation, Justice, and Loyalty. Tebe is proving to the youth that you can be a phenomenal artist without promoting self-destruction. Tebe Zalango - Essence of Love Ft. Bethany | Filmed by Finor Focus

For tickets: 309tix.com/events/whisper-shout-open-mic-for-poetry-8-18-2022

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

We are excited to have Matt Miller joining us for 3 shows in the Beer Garden this summer! Matt is a local favorite and has opened for many big name artists. These are three nights you won't want to miss!


\"Laser Light Nights\" at the Dome Planetarium!
\"Laser Light Nights\" at the Dome Planetarium!

"Laser Light Nights" at the Dome Planetarium!

Fri, Aug 19 
6:00 pm Laser Beatles - Sgt. Pepper 
7:15 pm Laser Lady Gaga
8:30 pm Laser Hendrix


Sit back, relax and rock out with our new laser light system from "the worldwide leader in planetarium laser light shows," Laser Fantasy! Experience the full 3D excitement! The system features a graphics laser projector with special effects, a haze machine & a new beam projector, plus a fresh playlist of 20+ performances, from Beyoncé to The Beatles! Pick up show-enhancing spectrum glasses and refreshments at concessions!

For tickets: cart.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/performancecalendar.aspx

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!

\"Wine & Cheese Under the Stars\" at the Dome Planetarium!
\"Wine & Cheese Under the Stars\" at the Dome Planetarium!

Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope 

Sat, Aug 20 | 7-9 pm

Dome Planetarium

Join us for an evening of delicious food, wine and the latest news from space in our newly updated planetarium with "the world's most advanced" planetarium system! This evening, we will share the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most advanced telescope ever sent to space. Plus, enjoy a tour of the night sky, a trip through our solar system, and a flight out to the edge of space and back.

Each guest receives an individual Canterbury Creations charcuterie box featuring cheeses, fruits, nuts & more; up to three glasses of wine; and an entertaining evening under the stars.

Doors open at 6:45 PM

The program will be in two parts, allowing time to socialize and refill your wine glass between the shows.

Ages 21+

$45 members | $55 public

For tickets: cart.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/performance.aspx