Art and music events in central Illinois: Aug. 19, 2018


Items for the Arts Plus calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Sally McKee at smckee@pjstar.com or by mail to the Journal Star, 1 News Plaza, Peoria, IL 61643.

Exhibits

Chris Kahler and Jerry Monteith painting and sculpture exhibit and Alexander Martin sculpture exhibit, through Aug. 24, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, 305 SW Water St. Admission is free; donations requested.

“Pressing for Change: Work by the Peoria Print Club,” through Aug. 26, Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts, First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. Free. Call 673-3641 or visit www.fumcpeoria.org/

“Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids” exhibit, through Sept. 30, International Features Gallery, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St. Admission: $16/adults; $15/seniors; $14/youth ages 3-17; free/members. Call 686-7000 or visit www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

“Curious Metaphors,” a free exhibit by Michael Amis, William Butler and Nichole Gronvold Roller, through Aug. 25, Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Special events

Peoria Heights Art Walk, docent-led tours at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, through August, meet at Peoria Heights Village Hall, 4901 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights.

Peoria Historical Society tours, through Oct. 27, Fridays at 11:30 a.m. from Exhibit A Gallery, 5901 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights; Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. from the Caterpillar Visitors Center. Tours are $15 per person. For information, call the Historical Society office at 674-1921, Tuesdays through Friday.

Gems Annual Quilt Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Life Together Center, 3625 N. Sheridan Road. Admission: $7/daily; $10/two-day pass. Visit www.gemsofthepeoria.com.

Penguin Project informational meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Fondulac Park District Building. Discussion will focus on how children with and without disabilities (ages 10 to 21) can be involved in the upcoming production of “Hairspray Jr.”

Theater

“Camelot,” musical, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24-Sept. 1, Corn Stock Theatre Tent, 1700 N. Park Road. Tickets: $22/adults and $17/students. Call 676-2196 or www.cornstocktheatre.com.

Music

Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band, 6 p.m. Aug. 19, and the Chip McNeill Quartet, 7:15 p.m. Trailside Event Center, 4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights. Admission: $6/CIJS members; $8/non-members; free/students. Visit www.cijs.org or call 243-1582 or 692-5330.

Live at the Five Spot, featuring Rosser Brothers Band, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St. Admission: $8/members and $12/general public.

Music in the McKenzie featuring the Nathan Taylor Band, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Peoria Public Library North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Parkway. Free.

Peoria Heights Community Band concert with guest conductor Tony Jones at 7 p.m. Aug. 28, Tower Park, Peoria Heights. Free. Rain location is Peoria Heights Congregational Church.

Pride of Peoria Barbershop Chorus, “Sing in the Park,” 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Tower Park, Peoria Heights. Free. Some seating available or bring lawn chairs.

Book clubs

Book ‘Em Mystery Readers Book Club, 2 p.m. Aug. 19, “The Stranger You Seek” by Amanda Kyle Williams, Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch, 1137 W. Lake Ave., Peoria.

Who Picked This? Book Club, 10 a.m. Aug. 21, “The Road to Character” by David Brooks, Dunlap Public Library, 302 S. First St., Dunlap.

Mature Readers Book Discussion Group, 2:15 p.m. Aug. 29, “A Gentleman from Moscow” by Amor Towles, Humana, 2601 W. Lake Ave. Suite A3.

Walk-n-Talk Book Club, 9:45 a.m. Aug. 23, “All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” by Bryn Greenwood, meet at the Dunlap Public Library parking lot, 302 S. First St., Dunlap, then walk the trail.

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