“Playing in Peoria” – March 20

Written By: Andrew Ketterer

How do you like to spend your weekend? Are you looking for an event for you and friends that leaves you laughing hysterically? Maybe you’re craving a concert that will have your feet stomping. What about something a little more artsy, or something that your entire family can enjoy?

The point is that the Peoria Area has something for everyone, especially this weekend. Check out our preview of a few events that should peak your interest.


 Peoria Civic Center: Jim Gaffigan

One of the most popular comedians on the scene today, Jim Gaffigan, will be performing stand-up at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday at 7 p.m. His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top-five most successful touring comedians in the country. You won’t want to miss this hilarious performance. Seriously, everyone needs a few laughs while waiting for the warmer weather to arrive!


Wine & Art Night at Peoria Riverfront Museum

Relax and enjoy sipping on a glass of fantastic wine while creating a work of art just for you on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Peoria Riverfront Museum. The group will discuss all types of art and sip wine, while each creates a take-home piece of art. All wine and materials are provided at the event.

Seating is limited and the event is for those 21-and-over. Tickets cost $30 for members and $40 for the public.


1506857_428778737257647_520022316_nLimelight Eventplex: Molly Hatchet

Have you checked out Central Illinois’ newest performance venue—Limelight Eventplex? This weekend is the perfect opportunity, as the southern rock group Molly Hatchet performs with special guests Exit And Wolf and Gypsy. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $21 and there will be no seating, only general admission.


Digital Photography Creativity Seminar

Join the Peoria Camera Club on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for their “Digital Photography Creativity Seminar,” presented by Nikon ‘Legend Behind the Lens’ Tony Sweet. Learn about Sweet’s visual inspiration, along with valuable techniques and knowledge you can easily incorporate into your photography.

This event is being held at the Performing Arts Center at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. Registration is $85 per person.


Membership Swap!

On Saturday and Sunday you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of free general admission to the Peoria Zoo, Wildlife Prairie Park and Peoria Riverfront Museum if you’re a current member at one of the Peoria Area attractions. Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to bypass the admission charge while trying something new!


As always, stay busy and keep it here for news on everything “Playing in Peoria!”


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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