What to Do


The Orpheum Theatre

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Through March 7, Exhibition of artwork by TJ Thompson of Galesburg and Ric Larson of Knoxville, Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St., Galesburg. Art center hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 342-7415.

Through March 12, Art Show: Once a Dream Did Weave a Shade, Isak Applin and Carl Baratta, Knox College.

Through March 31, Exhibit: New paintings by Monmouth painter Tyler Hennings, Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. Kaldi's hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

Through March 31, Exhibit: Works by Marilyn Van Norman and Ron Hunt, Q's Cafe, 319 E. Main St. Variety of subjects from florals to landscapes.

Through April 30, Exhibit: "Fresh Air" an exhibit of recent watercolors and acrylic paintings by Mary Phillips, at Chez Willy's, 41 S. Seminary St.


March 6, Knox College Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

March 7, Knox Sandburg Community Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College.

March 7, Combined concert by the Knox College String Ensemble, Men's Ensemble and Women's Chorale, 2 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

March 11, Concert: Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.

March 13, Tina's Countrytime Opry: Lee Jared and The "New" Midnight Ramblers with guest Bob Carmean, 7 p.m., OAKS Senior Center, 176 N. Farnham St. Doors open at 6 p.m. No cover charge; free will offering. Concessions provided by the OAKS. Prior to music from 6-7 p.m., hot dogs, chili dogs and polish sausage will be served.

March 13, Concert: The Kelly Richey Band at the Rivoli Theater in Monmouth. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Opening the show: Mike Budde's Rhythm Circus. Tickets: $10 in advance or $12 at door; available online at www.Monmouth Blues.com or at Bijou Pub or Daw Violins in Monmouth, or Cherry Street Guitars, MusicMakers, Capitol Music or Budde's Pizza, all in Galesburg.

March 14, Rescheduled from Jan. 31 - Night of Metal Mayhem and the paranormal with pre-tour show by Fear of Clowns with special guests henry hill. A Midwest Haunting will offer a guided tour of the Orpheum Theatre at 8:30 p.m. Doors open: 5 p.m.; bands: 5:45 p.m.; ghost tour: 8:30 p.m. Tickets for pre-tour concert only: $15; tickets for concert and tours: VIP pass $25. 342-2299.

March 15, ICC Hard Bop Jazz Band, and the Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band, 6-9:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel in the Mozart Room, 117 N. Western Ave., Peoria. $5 members; $7 non-members; children 14 years and under free with an adult. www.peoriajazz.com and www.midil.com/cijs.html.

March 15, Concert: Nickelback with Seether and Saving Abel, $7 p.m., i Wireless Center. $45-$65. (309) 764-2000.

March 18, Concert: Eagles, 8 p.m., i Wireless Center. $58-$185. (309) 764-2000.


March 27, Reading: Alex Kuo, writer-in-residence at Knox College and winner of the 2002 American Book Award, reads from his own works, 4 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

March 31, Author visit: Marion Blumenthal Lazan, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Public invited.


March 5, Excel Basics Computer Class, 10 a.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. $1 to reserve seat. (309) 734-3166.

March 5-April 9, Galesburg Advantage, Community Visioning Assembly sessions, 6 p.m., at the Donald Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College, Building "B," 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Residents encouraged to participate through idea sharing, open dialogue and panel discussions. March 5: Leading with Image: What Others See; March 12: Building on our Core Competencies: Transportation and Infrastructure; March 19: Raising Human Capital: A 21st Century Workforce; March 26: Driving Innovation: Business Growth and Development; April 2: Celebrating Community: Tourism and Downtown Development; April 9: Cultivating a Sense of Place: The Rules of a Community and Neighborhood Attraction. Reservations can be made with Jenni Moser, 345-3628 or jmoser@ci.galesburg.il.us. Refer to the session schedule at www.ci.galesburg.il.us for more information.

March 6, Prairie Players Civic Theatre's 50th Anniversary of incorporation: "Prairie-oke Show Tunes Extravaganza," 6-10 p.m., at Budde's Pizza and Good Spirits, 425 E. Main St. Anyone who has been involved with Prairie Players, whether on or behind stage or in the audience, is invited to attend.

March 6, Bob and Tom Comedy All Stars, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., at Orpheum Theatre. $32.50 for 7 p.m. show and $27.50 for 9:45 p.m. show. 342-2299.

March 6-7, Terpsichore - Winter Studio Show, 7 p.m., Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free.

March 6-8, Central Illinois Recreational Show at the Peoria Civic Center, Peoria.

March 7, Big Read Event: watch the 1973 musical version of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, 7 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

March 7, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's bird watching, 7:30-9 a.m. at Lake Storey. Bring binoculars; hike starts at Lake Storey Boat Ramp off U.S 150 by the bridge between Lake Storey and Lincoln Park. Dress for weather. $8 per person; pre-registration is required. 345-3683.

March 7, Family Movie Night: "Horton Hears A Who," 4-7 p.m., Maquon United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Pizza, drinks, popcorn. (309) 875-3333.

March 7, Gardeners' Big Day presented by Fulton County University of Illinois Extension, Spoon River Garden Club and Fulton County Master Gardeners, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at Spoon River College's Engle Conference Center. Fee: $29. Advance registration required by March 2 by calling (309) 647-4645, Ext. 6031.

March 7-8, Western Illinois Builders Association Home Show at Sandburg Mall.

March 8, Historic Ellisville Restoration Organization's annual Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Ellisville Opera House on Main Street in Ellisville. Model train display, spark plug display, wood carving demonstration and door prizes. Food stand also available. Proceeds will go to the continuing restoration of the 1891 Ellisville Opera House and the Ellisville Post Office Museum.

March 8, Caterpillar Employees Stamp Club and Tri-County Stamp Club's semi-annual Shop and Swap, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Folepi's Market Place, 2200 Washington Road (Route 8), East Peoria. For more information, call Larry at (309) 444-2271.

March 12, Word Art Computer Class, 10 a.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. $1 to reserve seat. (309) 734-3166.

March 12, Digital Television Q and A, 1 p.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. Representative from the FCC available to answer questions regarding the transition to digital television. (309) 734-3166.

March 12, 2009 Relay for Life of Knox County Rally, 5:30 p.m., at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Review of event updates and procedures. Jodi Bradshaw, 368-1549.

March 12, Comedian Rodney Carrington, 7 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.

March 13, Comedian Rodney Carrington, 7 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theatre, Peoria. (309) 676-8700.

March 14, Home Based Business Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Storey Pavilion. Participating vendors include Stampin Up!, Essential Bodywear, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon, Linen World, Gold Canyon, Juice Plus, Tastefully Simple, Longaberger, Premier Designs Jewelry, Mary Kay Consultants, Beijo, XOCAI-Healthy Chocolate Co., Thirty-One (purses), World Ventures and many others. Information, 345-3604.

March 14, 40th annual Douglas/Maquon/Orange Chapel Community Consignment Auction, begins at 10 a.m., at Orange Chapel Church, Knox County Highway 27. Shuttle service available from parking areas. Consigned items may be brought 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 13 or 8-10 a.m. on March 14. Church will be serving chicken and noodles and homemade pies day of event.

March 14, Beginning Swedish Folk Dance workshops, Old Fashioned Barn Dance and Swedish Supper at Bishop Hill Colony School. Workshops: youth and children's Swedish Dance at 2:30 p.m. with adult workshops at 4 p.m.; Old Fashioned Barn dance begins at 7 p.m. Adult couple $25, one youth/child $5, one adult $15. Registrations required by March 7. Registration or information, call Patti (309) 375-6844 or Mike (309) 927-3899.

March 15, Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: Frank Ferrante in "An Evening with Groucho," 4 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. 342-2299.

March 15, Knights O'Columbus fundraiser: 2nd annual St. Patrick's Party at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont St. Dinner, 5 p.m.; band Roundstone Buskers, 6 p.m. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at door; available at KC Hall; $5 kids meal.

March 15-April 26, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's ballroom dance classes from 6-8 p.m. on Sundays through April 26 at Hawthorne Gymnasium. Waltz, fox trot, lindy and swing dances will be taught. $44 per couple. Second session will be offered May 3-June 7; and a ballroom dance class for kids is planned for May 3-June 7. 345-3683.

March 16-17, High School Musical - The Ice Tour, 7 p.m., i Wireless Center. $13-$47. (309) 764-2000.


March 5-April 26, "Cash on Delivery" at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Doors open Thurs, Fri, Sat 6 p.m., buffet 6:30-7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m.; doors open Sun. noon, buffet noon-1 p.m., show 1:30 p.m. Thurs. $30, Fri. $32, Sat. $34, Sun. brunch $32. (309) 965-2545 or www.barn2.com.

March 6-7 and 13-14, Macomb Community Theatre presents: "The Girl in the Freudian Slip," 7:30 p.m., at the Pat Crane Memorial Theatre, South Johnson Road (1 1/4 miles south of Macomb High School) in Macomb. $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $6 students. For reservations, call (309) 837-1828.

March 12-13, Immaculate Conception School presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Monmouth College's Dahl Chapel and Kasch Performance Hall. March 12: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; March 13: 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door and in the school office.

March 14, Broadway at the Adler 2008-2009 season: "Mamma Mia!," 8 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.

Through March 21, "Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical" at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse. Wed-Sat: Doors open 5:45 p.m., buffet 6-7 p.m., show 7:45 p.m. Sunday: Doors open 3:45 p.m., buffet 4-5 p.m., show 5:45 p.m. Group rates available for parties of 12 or more. For more information, call (309) 786-7733 or visit circa21.com.

March 22, Conway Twitty - The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Musical, 7 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $19.75 and $29.75. (309) 676-8700.

March 24, Broadway at the Adler 2008-2009 season: "Rain - The Beatles Experience," 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.

March 31-April 1, Broadway Theater Series: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $37.50, $49.50 and $53.50. (309) 676-8700.


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