Tomorrow may be Halloween, but this weekend is full of sporting events that will entertain families from all over Central Illinois. The colder temperatures means hockey and basketball are back in Peoria. For those of you brave enough to get outside and bear the cold weather, we also have some extremely competitive high school runners headed to Peoria. As if that wasn’t enough for you sports fans, the RiverPlex is hosting a sports auction and cards show this weekend!
And for the non-sporting type, the Peoria Art Guild is hosting a supernatural exhibition that is sure to keep your attention. Also, this will be the first Friday in November, which means that the Central Illinois artists in CIAO are hosting a gallery tour that is the perfect way to kick off your Friday.
For more details, check out the event descriptions below.
The Peoria Rivermen got off to a great start last weekend, going 2-0 against the rivals from Bloomington. They’ll be back in action this weekend with games on Friday and Saturday night at the Peoria Civic Center. The puck will drop at 7:15 p.m. on both nights.
On Friday night there will be a special appearance by Calum Worthy, or “Dez” from Disney Channel’s Austin & Ally. Color 8×10 photos will be available for $5 each.
Saturday night (Veterans Appreciation Night) will give fans the opportunity to bid on the special camo jerseys that will be worn by the Rivermen in the post-game live auction. Also, veterans (active or retired) will get in free with a paid ticket.
The Bradley Braves Men’s Basketball Team will be in action at the Peoria Civic Center in their final preseason exhibition game against West Virginia Wesleyan. Tip-off will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Get your tickets at the Peoria Civic Center box office and support your Bradley Braves!
The best high school boys and girls cross-country runners will compete for the 1A, 2A and 3A state championship this weekend. The races will be held at Detweiller Park (8327 North Galena Road, Peoria, IL) and the races will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Come and watch both individual and team champions be crowned.
A full schedule of events can be found on the IHSA website.
Join the Peoria Art Guild on Friday as they pay tribute to the holiday Dia De Los Muertos, also known as “Day of the Dead.” This exhibition will explore and educate visitors on cultural aspects of the traditional holiday paying homage to the spirits of those who have passed.
The event will run from 9:00 p.m. to midnight and will feature over 40 artists. Advance tickets for members will cost $20 and cost non-members $30. Tickets at the door will cost $40. All tickets can be purchased at the Peoria Art Guild website.
Join the Central Illinois Arts Organization (CIAO) this Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as they host November’s First Fridays tour. This event gives visitors an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations in Peoria.
Stop by the tour locations to meet artists, musicians and collectors and a wide variety of artistic media. This event is FREE to the public and most locations provide beverages and snacks for a small charge or donation request.
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