Arts Calendar for 2008-'09

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

2008-’09 Arts Calendar

Museums, exhibits and culture

Grossology: The Impolite Science of the Human Body

Based on the children’s best selling book Grossology by Sylvia Branzei, Grossology the exhibition explores all the slimy, mushy, oozy, scaly and stinky gross (yet scientific) things that occur everyday in the human body.

Dates: 05/07/2008 to 09/07/2008

Location: , 1125 W. Lake Ave. Peoria.

Hours: 10-5 Tues-Sat, till 8 Wed, noon-5 Sunday

Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 3

309-686-7000

www.lakeview-museum.org

Our world as She sees it -Artist CynThia J. Gysin

The fine art photography featuring floral portraits and landscape vignettes from the heartland by artist CynThia J. Gysin is on display in the Arbor Gallery at Kickapoo Creek Winery through the end of August. Open for lunch on Sat. and Sun.

Dates: To 08/31/2008

Location: Kickapoo Creek Winery, 6605 N. Smith Road.

Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm; Sunday 12-6pm

Admission: Free

309-495-9463

www.kickapoocreekwinery.com

Mentor Apprentice Program Exhibit

Fifteen selected local High School student’s exhibit work they created in the Art Guild’s Studio School during the intensive summer program. Many students have received college scholarships after completing this program.

Dates: 08/15/2008 to 09/06/2008

Location: The Peoria Art Guild, 203 Harrison.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat 10am-5pm

Admission: $2 donation

309-637-2787

www.peoriaartguild.org

1st Washington Fine Art

Plans are still underway for this event.

Dates: 08/16/2008 to 08/17/2008

Location: Downtown Washington.

Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5

Ghost Dance 08

Come and join in this Native American ceremony and also enjoy workshops, food, history, drumming, music, and dancing. Advanced tickets recommended.

Dates: 09/14/2008 to 09/14/2008

Location: Camp Wokanda, Chillicothe.

Hours: 12-6pm

Admission: $25

309-676-7221

www.templeofthephoenix.org/ghostdance08

The Peoria Art Guild 46th Annual Fine Art Fair

This event brings the works of over 150 national artists to the Peoria Riverfront. Meet and talk with the artists, sample fine cuisine, listen to great local music artists. Let the kids enjoy the Kids Art Fair!

Dates: 09/27/2008 to 09/28/2008

Location: Peoria River Front.

Hours: 10am-5pm

Admission: $5 weekend admission

(309)637-2787

www.peoriaartguild.org

Pioneer Days

Experience first hand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th Century. Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmiths, woodworking and heirloom vegetable gardening.

Dates: 8/31, 9/28 and 10/19 2008

Location: Sommer Park, Edwards

Admission: $2/person

(309) 691-8423

Autoharp Workshop

Bryan Bowers will teach you how to play the autoharp.

Dates: 9/7/2008

Location: Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria Heights

Admission: $15/person

Hours: 2-4 p.m.

Chinquapin 2008 at Camp Wokanda

Chinquapin Folk Music Concert

Dates: 9/25/2008

Location: Camp Wokanda

Admission: $5/adults; $3 children 12 and under; maximum family fee $15

Hours: 7-10 p.m.

Children’s Festival

Dates: 9/25-26/2008

Location : Camp Wokanda

Admission: $3 per student

Call Forest Park Nature Center at 686-3360 to reserve your school’s spot

Hours: 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Ghost Story Concert

Dates: Sept. 26

Location: Camp Wokanda

Admission: $5/adults; $3 children 12/under & seniors; maximum family fee $15.

Hours: 8-10 p.m.

Pet Portraits

An invitational show of artists who specialize in painting pet portraits. This show will explore how the relationship between humans and their animals have been artistically expressed over time.

Dates: 10/10/2008 to 11/15/2008

Location: Peoria Art Guild, 203 Harrison St..

Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-6pm; Fri & Sat 10am-5pm

Admission: $2

309-637-2787

www.peoriaartguild.org

Concerts

Summer Concerts on Court

Music fills the air in historic downtown Pekin. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the live entertainment. Family event, although alcohol will be sold.

Dates: To 08/16/2008

Location: Court Street, Pekin.

Hours: Saturdays 6-10pm

Admission: Free

309-353-3100

The Boat Drunks

Join us for a cool drink and your favorite Jimmy Buffett tropical rock tunes.

Dates: 08/15/2008

Location: CEFCU Center Stage - Peoria Riverfront.

Hours: Gates open at 7:30pm

Admission: $7

309-689-3019

www.peoriaparks.org

Rhythm in the Rainforest

Back by popular demand is Preston Jackson & Friends performing some cool jazz while you munch on delicious hors d’oeuvres in the redesigned Rose Garden. Must be over 21! Reserve your tickets early! $25 at the gate!

Dates: 08/16/2008

Location: Luthy Botanical Gardens, 2218 N. Prospect Rd..

Hours: 6:30 - 9pm

Admission: $15/members; $20 non-members

309-686-3362

www.peoriaparks.org

Coco Loco

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and snacks out to the vineyard for a concert. No outside beverages please. If the weather is questionable, please call ahead.

Dates: 08/16/2008

Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL Route 9.

Hours: 7-10:30pm

Admission: $5 per person

309-359-WINE

www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

Peoria Municipal Band Concert

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of music. Final concert of the season with “Till We Meet Again” as the theme. David Blasco is the vocalist and Dawn Clark solos on horn. Mayor Ardis is the guest emcee.

Dates: 08/17/2008

Location: Glen Oak Park Amphitheatre.

Hours: 7:30pm

Admission: Free

309-681-2836

www.peoriaparks.org

HINDER in Concert

Special guest Theory of a Deadman

Dates: 08/19/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, Theater, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 7:30pm

Admission: $29.50, $32.50, $39.50 - 7/19/08

309-676-8700

www.ticketmaster.com

ICMA Summer Showcase

The Showcase will feature performers and musicians from the Illinois Country Music Association. Purchase tickets on-line!

Dates: 08/23/2008

Location: Caterpillar Performing Arts Center, Five Points Washington.

Hours: 7pm

Admission: $12; groups of 10 $10

309-444-8222

http://fivepointswashington.org

Jammasammich

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and snacks for a concert at the vineyard. No outside beverages please. Call ahead if the weather looks questionable.

Dates: 08/23/2008

Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL Route 9.

Hours: 7-10:30pm

Admission: $5 per person

309-359-WINE

www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

Hip Pocket

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and snacks out to the vineyard for a concert. No outside beverages please. If the weather is questionable, call ahead.

Dates: 08/30/2008

Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL Route 9.

Hours: 7-10:30pm

Admission: $5 per person

309-359-WINE

www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

Aaron Shust

Christian singer and songwriter, Aaron Shust, will perform in this free outdoor concert.

Dates: 08/31/2008

Location: Northminister Presbyterian Church, 10720 N. Knoxville Ave..

Hours: 7pm

Admission: FREE

www.wcicfm.org

American English

Transport yourself back to the 1960s, as American English recreates the visual experience and the music of the Beatles. Stage props, vintage instruments from every era of the Beatles career. Bring your blanket or lawn chair.

Dates: 09/05/2008

Location: Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1125 W. Lake Ave..

Hours: 7pm

Admission: Free

309-686-7000

www.lakeview-museum.org

Sister Groove

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and snacks to the vineyard for a concert. No outside beverages, please. If the weather is questionable, call ahead.

Dates: 09/06/2008

Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL Route 9.

Hours: 7-10:30pm

Admission: $5 per person

309-359-WINE

www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

Rachel’s Hippo

For the final night of the Riverfront’s Concert Series, we welcome the band Rachel’s Hippo.

Dates: 09/12/2008

Location: CEFCU Center Stage at The Landing, Peoria Riverfront.

Hours: 8 pm - 11 pm

Admission: $7

309-689-3019

www.rachelshippo.com

Axis

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and snacks to the vineyard for a concert. No outside beverages, please. If the weather is questionable, call ahead.

Dates: 09/13/2008

Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL Route 9.

Hours: 7-10:30pm

Admission: $5 per person

309-359-WINE

www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

Ron White

For Mature Audiences! Comic Ron White will perform his most recent stand-up comedy act. TWO SHOWS!!

Dates: 09/18/2008 to 09/19/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, Theater, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 7:30pm

Admission: $39.75

309-676-8700

www.tatersalad.com or www.ticketmaster.com

Rascal Flatts, Bob That Head Tour

Special guest Taylor Swift

Dates: 09/19/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 8pm

Admission: $63.50, $48.25

309-676-8700

www.ticketmaster.com

Loose Shoes

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and snacks to the vineyard for a concert. No outside beverages, please. If the weather is questionable, call ahead.

Dates: 09/20/2008 to 09/20/2008

Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL Route 9.

Hours: 7-10:30pm

Admission: $5 per person

309-359-WINE

www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

Bygones

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and snacks to the vineyard to enjoy a concert. No outside beverages, please. If the weather is questionable, call ahead.

Dates: 09/27/2008

Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL Route 9.

Hours: 7-10:30p

Admission: $5 per person

309-359-WINE

www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com

Bill Staines

Staines is a folksinger who has traveled the country entertaining

Dates: 9/28/2008

Location: Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria Heights

Hours: 7 p.m.

Admission: $7/adults; $6/child 12 and under

Gospel Jubilee

Celebration of music with a message. Two hours of awesome gospel music!

Dates: 10/21/2008

Location: Riverside Church, 207 NE Monroe.

Hours: 6-8pm

Admission: TBA

309-681-0696

www.peoriaevents.com

Larry the Cable Guy Live

The Eat, Drink & Be Larry Tour 2008. Tickets on sale June 20th!

Dates: 10/24/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 8pm

Admission: $43.25

309-676-8700

www.ticketmaster.com or larrythecableguy.com

The Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour

The Bob & Tom Show is heard coast-to-coast on over 150 stations. Many of the best comedians appear weekly on the show. The Tour was created to bring a rotating ensemble of these great comedians to single stages across America.

Dates: 12/06/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 7:30pm

Admission: $31.50, on sale 7/18/08

309-676-8700

www.ticketmaster.com

Theater

Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2

Back to School Night

Dates: 8/22/2008

Location: Franciscan Recreation Complex

Hours: 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $2

681-2861

Smoke on the Mountain

This irresistible folksy musical totally captivates critics and had Barn audiences clapping, singing, laughing and cheering for over four years during its original run! Gospel songs and hilarious stories provide a richly entertaining evening.

Dates: To 09/07/2008

Location: Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield, IL.

Hours: Doors open: Thurs-Sat 6pm, Sun 12pm

Admission: $30-$34

309-965-2545

www.barn2.com

Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2

Eastlight Theatre’s Youthlight program takes the stage with the Disney Channel’s smash hit musical. Troy, Gavriella and the gang spend the summer together - and make a great family musical.

Dates: 09/05/2008 to 09/13/2008

Location: Byron Moore Auditorium, 1401 E Washington Street.

Hours: TBA

Admission: $16 adult/$8 youth

309.699.7469

www.eastlighttheatre.com

The Odd Couple

Neil Simon’s beloved comedy classic interpreted by two of the Barn’s favorite comedians, Bob Lane, Jr and Pat Gaik.

Dates: 09/11/2008 to 11/02/2008

Location: Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield, IL.

Hours: Doors open: Thurs-Sat 6pm; Sun 12pm

Admission: $30-$34

309-965-2545

www.barn2.com

The Pirates of Penzance

The well-known musical by Gilbert and Sullivan will be presented by Bradley University Theatre.

Dates: 09/25/2008 to 10/05/2008

Location: Bradley University Meyer-Jacobs Theatre.

Hours: 8pm; Sunday matinee at 2pm

Admission: $17; $14 faculty, staff, seniors

309-677-2650

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage

YouTheater Series. Wolfgang Amadeus takes his young son, Karl, to a performance of the “Magic Flute”. This father-son event gives Karl a chance to understand his father’s extraordinary life. For students K-6.

Dates: 10/09/2008 to 10/09/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, Theater, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 10am and 12:15pm

Admission: $8

309-680-3551

www.peoriaciviccenter.com

Mamma Mia

This smash hit musical is based on the music of ABBA. This is the ultimate feel good show! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back.

Dates: 10/14/2008 to 10/19/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, Theater, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: Oct 14-16, 19@7:30pm; 17-18@8pm; 18-19@2pm

Admission: $35 - $75

309-676-8700

www.ticketmaster.com

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon

This story of a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the best of her will touch and entertain audiences. You’ll laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the patience and friendship. For grades 1-4.

Dates: 10/21/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, Theater, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 10am and 12:15pm

Admission: $6

309-676-8700

www.peoriaciviccenter.com

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

YouTheatre Series. The classic story will take the stage to thrill and chill the audience. The performance is designed for students in grades K-5.

Dates: 11/05/2008

Location: Peoria Civic Center, Theater, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 10am and 12:15pm

Admission: $6

309-676-8700

www.peoriaciviccenter.com

Perfect Wedding

This sure fire hit takes place hours before a wedding. The bridegroom awakens after the bachelor party to a mysterious girl in his bed and his fiance at the door. Bob Lane, Jr and Mary Simon star.

Dates: 11/06/2008 to 12/31/2008

Location: Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield, IL.

Hours: Doors open: Thurs-Sat 6pm; Sun 12pm

Admission: $30-$34

309-965-2545

www.barn2.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

East Peoria’s Festival of Lights tradition, this show by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers using many musical styles.

Dates: 12/05/2008 to 12/14/2008

Location: Eastlight Theatre, 1401 E. Washington St..

Hours: 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 & 13 - 7:30 pm; Sun. 2 pm

Admission: $16 Adults; $6 Children

(309) 699-SHOW(7463)

www.eastlighttheatre.com

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

YouTheatre Series. This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Performance is designed for grades 3-8.

Dates: 02/05/2009 to 02/05/2009

Location: Peoria Civic Center, Theater, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 10am and 12:15pm

Admission: $6

309-676-8700

www.peoriaciviccenter.com

Rainbow Fish

YouTheatre Series. Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful creature in the ocean but she doesn’t want to share her gifts. A delightful and touching musical designed for grades K-2.

Dates: 02/12/2009 to 02/12/2009

Location: Peoria Civic Center, Theater, 201 SW Jefferson.

Hours: 10am and 12:15pm

Admission: $6

309-676-8700

www.peoriaciviccenter.com