“Playing in Peoria” – Feb 12

Written By: Andrew Ketterer


Most people may be looking for Valentine’s Day events and ideas in this week’s edition of Playing in Peoria, but we already did that last week (CLICK HERE).

Instead, we are focusing on a few ideas for families and friends. Whether it’s a Rivermen game or tasting a little craft whiskey, Central Illinois has plenty going on to keep you busy this weekend.


Chicago Blackhawks Night

The Peoria Rivermen game on Saturday night, February 15, has been declared “Chicago Blackhawks Night.” As part of the celebration, the Rivermen are handing out Blackhawks-themed giveaways and there will be an appearance from Tony Esposito, Blackhawks Ambassador and Hockey Hall-of-Famer.


The first 1,000 fans to arrive will receive a 2013 Stanley Cup Champions team photo and one lucky fan will take home an autographed Patrick Sharp jersey.

The doors open at 6:05 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:15 p.m.


Peoria Jazz All-Stars at Landmark

The Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band will is performing at Landmark on Sunday, February 16. The Peoria Jazz All-Stars will kick off the night at 7:15 p.m. in the Starting Gate Banquet Room. Admission costs are $5 for members, $7 for non-members and free for students.

For more information, call (309) 692-5330 or visit the Central Illinois Jazz Society website.


PRMFoldingPaperAdFolding Paper at Peoria Riverfront Museum

What can you create with just one piece of paper? Come to the Peoria Riverfront Museum this weekend and find out for yourself. The “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami” features 100 works by more than 40 artists from 13 countries.

For more information on the exhibit, head to the Peoria Riverfront Museum website.


Oliver at Peoria Players Theatre

This musical is based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The show is full of emotion and drama, while giving the audience an entertaining performance featuring some musical theatre classics.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the show begins at 7:30 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled for Sunday, February 16. Tickets can be purchased a the Peoria Players website or box office.


J.K. Williams Tours and Tastings

Stop by the J.K. Williams Distillery this weekend for an educational tour and to sample several products. The doors are opened to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The distillery tours will be held each half hour.

Just one taste of the high-quality craft whiskey and bourbon will have you convinced of the bootlegger tradition passed down through generations.

Check out our member feature HERE!



This post is part of a weekly series that is designed to promote a weekly schedule of Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Member businesses and events.


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