Arts Beat | December 2018

MUSIC

Dec. 1: The Way Down Wanderers present “Wandering Home for The Holidays,” with Amoramora and Still Shine. 8 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826.

Dec. 1: Kenny G. 8 p.m. Peoria Civic Center Theater. 673-3200.

Dec. 1: Bradley String Chamber Music. 3 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

Dec. 1: Wedding Banned. 9 p.m. Crusens on Farmington Road. 686-3890.

Dec. 1: Central Illinois Youth Symphony. 2 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center. 694-5136.

Dec. 1: Eric Petersen with the Bradley Jazz Ensemble. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. BU’s Hartmann Center. 677-2595.

Dec. 2, 9 & 16: Jazz Vespers Services featuring Dave Hoffman & Friends. 4 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church. 673-8501.

Dec. 2: Music Scholarship Concert Series – Bradley Chorale. 3 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

Dec. 2: Bradley Guitar Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

Dec. 3: Collegium Musicum. 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

Dec. 3: The Morton Fine Arts Association presents New Odyssey’s “Farewell Tour.” 7 p.m. Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center. 868-5742.

Dec. 3: ICC Concert Band. 7:30p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center. 694-5136.

Dec. 4, 11 & 18: John Miller and Preston Jackson. 7 p.m. Broken Tree Coffee. 648-1439.

Dec. 7: Mark Tonelli. Rhythm Kitchen. 676-9668.

Dec.7, 14, 21 and 28: “Live at the Five Spot,” featuring regional musicians. 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

Dec. 7: “Snowball V,” with CT Strikes Back, Steady Flow, Mt. Joy, and Billy Raffoul. 7 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826.

Dec. 7, 14 & 21: Dave Hoffman & Friends. 5 p.m. Two25 at Mark Twain Hotel. 282-7777.

Dec. 7-8: “Howlin’ on Water” dueling pianos. 6 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. show. Broadway Lounge at The Waterhouse. 494-9100.

Dec. 7, 14 & 21: Ben & Katie. 7:30 p.m. Jim’s Steakhouse Downtown. 673-5300.

Dec. 8: Lindsay Ell. 8 p.m. Crusens on Farmington Road. 686-3890.

Dec. 8: “95.5 GLO Holidaze” with This One’s Pink (A Tribute to Pink Floyd) and MOJO (A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). 8 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826.

Dec. 8: “Musical Entertainment by Peoria Players,” featuring vocalist Lee Wenger, accompanied by Denise Adams. 2 p.m. Riverfront Museum Lobby. 686-7000.

Dec. 9: Bradley Preparatory School Piano Recital. 3 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

Dec. 10: Illinois Central Jazz Train with director Larry Harms. 7 p.m. Peoria Pizzaworks. 682-5446.

Dec. 14-15: “Howlin’ on Water” dueling pianos. 6 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. show. Broadway Lounge at The Waterhouse. 494-9100.

Dec. 14-16: Peoria Area Civic Chorale presents “An American Family Christmas.” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Five Points Washington. 693-6725.

Dec. 14: Casa Jones Duo. Rhythm Kitchen. 676-9668.

Dec. 15: The People Brothers Band. 10 p.m. Kenny’s West Side Pub. 676-1693.

Dec. 16: “Music in the McKenzie” with Lojo Russo. 2 p.m. Peoria Public Library North Branch. 497-2100.

Dec. 19: Illinois Central Jazz Train. 7 p.m. The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill. 494-9600.

Dec. 20: “The Wizards of Winter,” featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow, Alice Cooper Band and others, along with Broadway and Theater veterans. 7 p.m. Civic Center Theater. 673-3200.

Dec. 28-30: Disney on Ice presents “Frozen.” 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, plus 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.Civic Center Arena. 673-3200.

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve “Howlin’ on Water” dueling pianos. 6 p.m. dinner; 7:30 p.m. show. Broadway Lounge at The Waterhouse. 494-9100.

THEATER

Dec. 1-2 and Dec.7-9: “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Corn Stock Theatre Center. 676-2196.

Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 5-9: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2018.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. Eastlight Theatre. 699-7469.

Dec. 8: The Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents “Handel’s Messiah.” 6:30 p.m. lecture; 7:30 p.m. concert. Grace Presbyterian Church. 671-1096.

Dec. 8-9: Peoria Ballet presents “The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. plus a 7:30 Saturday-night performance. Peoria Civic Center Theater. 673-3200.

Dec. 9: Lightwire Theater presents “A Bigger & Brighter Very Electric Christmas.” 2:30 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center. 694-5136.

Dec. 14-15: Central Illinois Ballet presents “The Nutcracker.” 7 p.m. nightly, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. ICC’s Performing Arts Center. 694-5136.

Dec. 14: “Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular.” 7:30 p.m. Peoria Civic Center Theater. 673-3200.

OTHER

Dec. 13: The Serious Play of Alexander Girard—A Fine Arts Society presentation. 10-11 a.m. Peoria Riverfront Museum. www.FineArtsSociety.net.

Dec. 15: “Laser Light Night” with Laser Floyd. 6 p.m. “The Wall” and 7 p.m. “Dark Side of the Moon.” Riverfront Museum Dome Planetarium. 686-7000.

Dec. 28: DeRay Davis’ Annual Funny & Famous Comedy Jam. 8:30 p.m. Civic Center Theater. 673-3200.

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