Upcoming entertainment events in the Peoria area: July 6, 2018 – Entertainment & Life – Journal Star


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Riparian museum

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St., peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or call 686-7000. Tickets for all events available online.

Dome Planetarium: Daily broadcasts: “Little Perfect Little Planet”, “From Earth to the Universe”, “Uniview: Solar System Tour”, “Stars Over Peoria” and “Solar Superstorms”, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Wine and Cheese Under the Stars, 7 to 9 p.m. on July 13.

Giant Screen Theater: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, until July 19, check website for schedule.

Exhibition: “Mythical creatures: dragons, unicorns and mermaids” open until September 30th.

Special event: Celebration of the 1 millionth visitor, on July 6 at 10:30 a.m., recognizing the millionth visitor to the museum. Refreshments will be served. Also, Kids Night at the Museum: Mythic Creatures, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 14.


Jukebox Comedy Club, 3527 W. Farmington Road; Kristen Toomey, July 13-14. Call 673-5853 or visit JukeboxComedy.com.

Mason City Boundaries, 114 E. Chestnut St., Mason City; Ryan Singer, July 6-7. Call (217) 482-5233 or visit mclimits.com.

Special events

Marshall-Putnam County Fair, July 11-15, Henry. Features a cattle show, vendors, demo derby, and antique tractors. Go to marshallputnamfair.org/

Kids Fest !, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. July 14 at Jones Park in downtown Canton. Activities, games, inflatables and music. To free.

Unite Fest 2018, July 14, Glen Oak Park Amphitheater, Peoria. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the first act begins at noon. To free. Entertainment includes hip-hop artist Derek Minor, contemporary artist Micah Tyler, Glenn Kaiser, Josiah Williams, The Awakening and more. Activities include: music, knockerball, ministry booths, face painting, balloon art, etc. Food drive for the Midwest Food Bank.

Art and Wine Festival, noon-6 p.m. July 15, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw. Includes local artists, cruise, wine tasting, and shows. Rain or sun. Free entry.

Heart of Illinois Fair, July 17-21, Exposition Gardens. Carnival rides, food vendors, live entertainment. Performers include Forced Country, Southern Cross, Harvest Sons, Blank Stares, and ZZ Top Eliminator tribute. Motorized sports in the evening in the arena, outdoor café, breeding shows. Go to www.heartofillinoisfair.com.

Segway tours are open along the Peoria River. Explore the landscape of Peoria in a new way with World On Wheels Segway Tour. Every day by appointment. Call 453-0916 or visit www.worldonwheelspeoria.com.

The BnB Club will be holding square dance classes from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the Miller Senior Center, 551 S. 14th St., Beijing. The cost is $ 4 per person. Curt Braffet will be the appellant. For more information, call Kay at (239) 849-4090.

Shrimp and Corn Boil for St. Jude, 11 am-7pm July 15th at Itoo Hall. The cost is $ 12 per plate, children’s meals $ 5.


Live at the Five Spot, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 6: Dexter O’Neal and the Funk Yard, Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., members / $ 8; public / $ 12.

Jury’s Out, July 7, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 Illinois Route 9, Mackinaw. Admission: $ 10.

Phanie Rae & the Soul Shakers, July 14, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 Illinois Route 9, Mackinaw. Admission: $ 5.

Kentuckiana Opry with guests Eric Gordon and Janet Durham, 8 p.m. July 7, Kentuckiana Kampground, Hopedale. Adults / $ 8, children / $ 2. Also, July 14 with Kim Bolin.

The Boat Drunks, 7:30 p.m., July 7, CEFCU Center Stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $ 7.

Groovement, 8 p.m. July 7, Pour Bros. Concert Series Courtyard at Heritage Square. No cost.

Metamora Concerts in the Square, Metamora Community Band, 7:30 p.m. July 13. Free. Tier seats available.

Tom Sharpe, Mannheim Steamroller drummer, 2:30 p.m., July 8, Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N. Bradley Ave., Chillicothe. To free.

Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe, 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 12, CEFCU Center Stage Thursday night jazz series. No cost.

Hiss Golden Messenger, 8 p.m. July 13, Monarch Music Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $ 20 in advance, $ 25 on the day of the show. Visit www.monarchmusichall.com/.

Summer Jam ’18 with Fozzy and Soil, 8 p.m. July 14, CEFCU Center Stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $ 22 in advance, $ 25 on the day of the show. Visit www.monarchmusichall.com/.

The Brazilionaires, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., July 14, Wildfire Concert Series at Wildlife Prairie Park. Cost: $ 5.

Matt Miller Band, 8 p.m. July 14, For Bros. Courtyard in Heritage Square. To free.

Babaloo !, 10 a.m. July 10, Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N. Bradley Ave., Chillicothe.

Aristocrats, 7:30 p.m. July 6, Concerts Metamora on the Square. To free. Tier seats available.

Night life

Bogie’s Bar & Grill, 3000 N. Sterling Ave., Thursdays: open mic with Roger Kelch.

Castle Theater, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; July 8: Houndmouth; July 11: Matthew Sweet.

East Peoria American Legion, 100 Legion St., East Peoria, 7-10:30 p.m. July 7: Confort Sud; July 14: Midnight wind.

Jimmy Earp’s Hideaway, 1507 S. Laramie St., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday: Jimmy Earp House Band.

Jim’s Downtown Steakhouse, 110 SW Jefferson St .; 8 p.m., live piano bar, Fridays: Ben and Kate, Saturdays: Ed and Judy.

Kenny’s Westside Pub, 112 SW Jefferson St .; July 7: The Schwag.

Kuchie Corner Faucet, 4980 Edgewater Drive, Groveland; Fridays from 8 p.m. to midnight: karaoke with DJ Stretch.

Kuchie’s on the Water, 579 Wesley Road, Creve Coeur; 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays: team quiz.

The Lindenhoff, 7601 N. Harker Drive; July 6: Wilanna Vogel on the accordion.

Michael’s Italian Feast, 605 Upper Ten Mile Creek Road, Germantown Hills; 6 pm-8pm on Fridays: live music; 6 pm-10pm first and third Friday: microphone open.

Oliver’s Pizza & Pub, 1231 E. Samuel Ave., Peoria Heights; 10 p.m. on Saturday: karaoke; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays: team quiz.

Oliver’s Pizza & Pub North, 3300 W. Willow Knolls Drive; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: team quizzes; 9:30 p.m. Friday: karaoke.

Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson Ave .; Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m .: free jam session with local musicians.

Rock’s Bar & Restaurant, 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria; 9 p.m. to midnight on Thursdays: karaoke; 9 p.m. on Fridays: live music.

Tannins & Hops, 619 SW Water St .; 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday: Magician Mitch Williams.

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