Dec. 1-2: Chicago Farmer. 7 p.m. Apollo Theater. 673-4343.

Dec. 1: “Nutcracker 2017,” 7 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234.

Dec. 1: Central Illinois Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center. 678-6541.

Dec. 1: Bradley Women’s Choir. 7:30 p.m. Dingeldine Music Center, 677-2595.

Dec. 2: Bradley String Chamber Music. 3 p.m. Dingeldine Music Center, 677-2595.

Dec. 2: Bradley Jazz Ensembles. 7:30 p.m. Dingeldine Music Center, 677-2595.

Dec. 3: Music Scholarship Concert Series – Bradley Chorale. 3 p.m. Dingeldine Music Center, 677-2595.

Dec. 3: Orpheus Club Winter Concert. 3 p.m. First Federated Church. 692-5330.

Dec. 4: Peoria Lunaire. 7:30 p.m. Dingeldine Music Center, 677-2595.

Dec. 5: Bradley Piano Studio Recital 7:30 p.m. Dingeldine Music Center, 677-2595.

Dec. 8: “A Christmas Festival presented by Peoria Pops Orchestra,” with guest vocal soloists Nichole Fauser and Austin Shaw. 7 p.m. Five Points Washington. 444-8600.

Dec. 9: GWAR – The Blood of Gods Tour, with Ghoul, He Is Legend, and U.S. Bastards. 8 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234.

Dec. 10: Prairie Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert. 4 p.m. Five Points Washington. 444-8600.

Dec. 13: “4th Annual CT Showball” with Vance Joy, Moon Taxi and JD McPherson. 7 p.m. Peoria Civic Center Ballroom. 673-3200.

Dec. 13: “Home Free – A Country Christmas.” 7:30 p.m. Peoria Civic Center Theatre. 673-3200.

Dec. 14: “Setting Text to Music: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” an original composition by Dr. John Orfe, with narration by Lee Wenger. Presented by the Peoria Symphony Guild and the Fine Arts Society. 10 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church. 692-1858.

Dec. 15: Clutch – Psychic Warfare World Tour 2017, featuring Devin Townsend Project, and The Obsessed. 8 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234.

Dec. 15-17: “An American Family Christmas 2017” from the Peoria Area Civic Chorale. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Five Points Washington. 693-6725.

Dec. 16: “Winter Dreams,” presented by the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and featuring Marcia Henry Liebenow, violin, and István Szabó, viola. 7:30 p.m. Riverside Community Church. 671-1096.

Dec. 31: The Way Down Wanderers, with Good Old War, Future Stuff. 8 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234.


Dec. 1-2: “Conklin’s – A Gift of Christmas. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Five Points Washington. 444-8600.

Dec. 1-3 and 6-10: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Eastlight Theater in East Peoria. 699-7469.

Dec.1-3 and 7-10: “The Gifts of the Magi.” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Corn Stock Theatre. 676-2196.

Dec. 1-16: “The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)” dinner buffet and show featuring Jimmy LaHood, Mike Reams, and Andrew Rhodenbaugh. 6 p.m. Peoria Cabaret Theatre in the Maxam Building. 494-9100.

Dec. 2: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – the Musical.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Peoria Civic Center Theatre. 673-3200.

Dec. 9-10: The Nutcracker,” presented by the Peoria Ballet, with the Heartland Festival Orchestra. 2 p.m. both days; plus 7:30p.m. Sunday. Peoria Civic Center Theatre. 690-7990.

Dec. 15-17: “Love Notes,” the 4th annual Madrigal Dinner Feaste from Arc Light Productions. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. Coyote Creek Golf Club in Bartonville. 455-4095.

Dec. 15-17: “The Nutcracker,” presented by the Central Illinois Ballet. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. ICC’s Performing Arts Center. 620-3164.

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