Arts Beat | May 2019

MUSIC

May 1 and each Wednesday: John Miller. 6 p.m. Rhythm Kitchen. 676-9668.

May 1-17: Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. 672-6906.

May 1: Bradley String Chamber Music, 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

May 2: Bradley Chorale and Chamber Singers. 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church. 676-4609.

May 3: “Essential Jazz,” featuring pianist Zack Barnes and bassist Gus Martini.7:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church. 673-8501.

May 3-4: Peoria Area Civic Chorale, “A Little Night Music,” with special guest Dmitri German. 7:30 p.m. Five Points Washington. 693-6725.

May 3 and each Friday: Dave Hoffman & Friends. 5 p.m. Two25 at Mark Twain Hotel. 282-7777.

May 3: Motionless in White, with Atreyu. 7:30 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826.

May 3: Bradley Jazz Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. BU’s Bob Michel Student Center. 677-2595.

May 3: Cousin Eddie “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

May 3 and each Friday: Ben & Kate. 7:30 p.m. Jim’s Steak House. 673-5300.

May 4: Bradley Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

May 4: Dirty Heads, with The Hip Abduction. 8 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826.

May 5: Todd Kelly Quintet, Music Scholarship series, 3 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

May 5: Bradley Guitar Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

May 5: Philharmonic Chorale, 2:30 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center in East Peoria. 694-5136.

May 6: Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

May 6: Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls, with Shovels & Rope. 7 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826.

May 6: ICC Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center in East Peoria. 694-5136.

May 7 and each Tuesday: John Miller and Preston Jackson. 7 p.m. Broken Tree Coffee. 648-1439.

May 7: Bradley Piano Student Recital, 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595.

May 7: Peoria Symphony Guild Spring Luncheon, featuring the 2019 Young Artist Competition winner, 11:30 a.m. Peoria Country Club. 691-3225.

May 10: Lizzi Neal Band “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

May 10: Prairie Wind Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center in East Peoria. 694-5136.

May 10: Peoria Jazz All Stars presents “An Evening of Jazz,” featuring students from Central, Manual, Richwoods and Peoria Notre Dame. 7 p.m. Peoria Riverfront Museum lobby. 686-7000.

May 11: Willie Watson. 7 p.m. Kenny’s Westside Pub. 676-1693.

May 17-18: “Musical Cabaret Night: An Evening of Song” dinner theater. 6:30 p.m. Coyote Creek Golf Course, Bartonville. 455-4095.

May 17: Robin Crowe Band “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

May 17: Colter Wall. 8 p.m. Monarch Music Hall. 966-0826.

May 18: Black Velvet live. Rhythm Kitchen. 676-9668.

May 18: “The Dolly Show,” a Dolly Parton tribute with Kelly O’Brien. 7:30 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center in East Peoria. 694-5136.

May 19: Travis Wesley Trio, with the Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band. 6 p.m. Trailside Event Center. 692-5330.

May 19: “Music in the McKenzie” with Banjovi & Hawkins and Anne, 2 p.m. Peoria Public Library North Branch, 497-2100.

May 21-26: Morton Civic Chorus presents “Encore,” a benefit for Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. BU’s Hartmann Center Theater. 677-4966.

May 22: Dwight Yoakam. 8 p.m. Civic Center Theater. 673-3200.

May 25: Tony Bennett. 8 p.m. Civic Center Theater. 673-3200.

May 24: The Brazilionaires “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

May 31: The Gretchen R. Iben Arts Series presents music of Johann Sebastian Bach in the opening night of the 4th annual Peoria Bach Festival featuring concert organist Caroline Robinson. 7:30 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church. 673-8501.

May 31: Soft Spoken “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822.

THEATER

May 1: “Caution! Directors at Play,” ICC’s Advanced Directing Class’s student-directed, one-act plays, 7 p.m. ICC’s Lecture/Recital Hall in East Peoria. 694-5136.

May 2-5: “Sense and Sensibility.” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. BU’s Hartmann Center. 677-2650.

May 3: “A Chorus Line.” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Fridays and Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. Sundays. Peoria Players Theatre. 688-4473.

May 9-12: “Hat’s Off to Mom: A Mother’s Day Celebration,” musical revue, 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The Barn III Dinner Theatre & Event Center. 965-2545.

May 31: “Shrek: The Musical,” 7:30 nightly through June 8. Corn Stock Theatre. 676-2196.

OTHER

May 3-4: Etta James. 7 & 9:10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Jukebox Comedy Club. 673-5853.

May 9: “Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon.” Fine Arts Society presentation. 10-11 a.m. Peoria Riverfront Museum. www.FineArtsSociety.net

May 8-12: Cirque du Soleil presents “Crystal,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Civic Center Arena. 673-3200.

May 9: “Dry Bar Comedy Tour,” featuring Shayne Smith, Jay Whittaker, Steve Soelberg and Alex Velluto. 8 p.m. Jukebox Comedy Club. 673-5853.

May 15: Derek Hough live: dance show. 7:30 p.m. Civic Center Theater. 673-3200.

May 18: Sculpture Walk, with live music and art activities, 9 a.m.-noon. Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Sun Plaza. 676-2787.

May 31-June 1: Central Illinois Ballet presents “Cinderella,” 2 p.m. ICC’s Performing Arts Center in East Peoria. 620-3164.

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