What to Do


The Orpheum Theatre

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Through April 11, GALEX 43 Exhibition and Competition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. Art center hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 342-7415.

April 24-July 4, Exhibit: "Straight Line," paintings by Paul Krainak of Peoria and sculpture by Rob Reed of Galesburg, opening reception: 6:30- 8:30 p.m. May 2, in the Preston Jackson Gallery of the Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., Peoria. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (309) 674-6822 or www.peoriacac.org.

Through April 28, Exhibit: "Beyond a Means to an End," by ceramic artist Benjamin Watkins, at VagnHall Galleri in the Blacksmith Shop, Bishop Hill.

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.

Through April 30, Exhibit: new artwork by the clients of KCCDD, at Kaldi's Coffeehouse and Tearoom, 124 E. Simmons St. Kaldi's hours are 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 344-0200.

Through May 2, Carl Sandburg College's 2009 Juried Student Art Show, closing reception: 3-5 p.m. April 30, in the D Building lobby of CSC main campus.

Through May 16, 41st annual Town and Country Show at Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth. Students grades K-12 in Warren, Henderson and Mercer counties participate. (309) 734-3033.


April 9, Concert: The Beach Boys with special guests The Boat Drunks, 7 p.m., i Wireless Center. $35-$65. (309) 764-2000.

April 16, Folksinger Chris Vallilo: "Abraham Lincoln in Song," 7:30 p.m., at Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

April 16-18, Rootabaga Jazz Festival. April 16: Knox Faculty and Friends Combo, 8 p.m.-midnight, McGillacuddy's Restaurant, $7. April 17: Knox Alumni Big Band, 8-9 p.m., followed by The Romaniacs, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, McGillacuddy's Restaurant, $10. April 18: The Aaron Goldberg Trio with the Knox Jazz Ensemble, 5 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, $12 floor, $14 mezzanine. Festival passes available, $25, call 341-7265.

April 18, Concert: "The United Tour" with Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria. $20, $42.75 and $90. (309) 676-8700.

April 18-19, Concert: Nova Singers "A Night in Vienna." April 18: Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. April 19: First Congregational Church in Moline. $15 adults, $10 seniors, students free. Viennese-style reception after the show.

April 19, Peoria Jazz All-Stars, 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.

April 21, Concert: TESLA Forever More Tour, 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $30-$50. (309) 676-8700.

April 24, Lecture and Recital: Bruce and "Old Friends", 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Dr. Polay will share historical tidbits and perform works by "old friends," including Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Piazzolla, Scriabin, Liszt and Polay. $10 at the door, children under 12 free; advance tickets $7 by calling 341-7268.

April 25, Concert: Knox-Galesburg Symphony featuring Ludmilla Knezkova-Hussey, piano, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $8 to $18, children and students half price. 342-2299.

April 25, Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents "Beethoven IX," 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. (309) 671-1096.

April 26, Orpheus Club of Peoria Spring Concert, 3 p.m., at Richwoods High School, 6301 N. University, Peoria. Admission: $5 at door.

May 4, Concert: Bonnie Riatt with special guest Maia Sharp, 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $61.50 and $77. (309) 676-8700.

May 9, ELVI-BEETLE Show at Legends Banquet Hall. Featuring a Tribute to Elvis and The Beatles. Tickets on sale April 7. 341-1950 or www.alhull.biz.

May 14, Concert: Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $29.50, $49, $62. (309) 676-8700.

May 21, Concert: Vince Gill, 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $40, $45, $55 and $75. (309) 676-8700.


April 14, Richard Carwardine, Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and winner of the Lincoln Prize, speaks about his book, "Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power", 6:30 p.m., at the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

April 14, Lecture: Author John de Graaf, "Time and Sustainability," 7 p.m., in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

April 23, Reading: Author Sigrid Nunez, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

April 24, Lecture: Talk on popular music and film in India by Professor Nilanjana Bhattacharyja, Colorado College, 4 p.m., Room 209, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College.

April 25, Western Illinois University Professor Emeritus John E. Halwas speaks about his book, "Dime Novel Desperadoes: The Story of the Notorious Maxwell Brothers," 2 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

April 28, Reading: Sherwood Kiraly, author of the novel and screenplay "Diminished Capacity," reads from his own works, 4 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.


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. 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.

April 9, Computer class: Resume Success: one of three computer classes being offered especially for job hunters preparing for the Carl Sandburg College Job Fair on April 16, 10 a.m., at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Registration fee of $1, payable at the library's reference desk, required to reserve seat. 343-6118.

April 9 and 16, Basic Word and WordArt Computer Class, 10 a.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. Introductory class in Microsoft Word and learn to make posters using WordArt. (309) 734-3166.

April 11, United Sports Boosters' annual Alumni Basketball, beginning at 9 a.m., at United Field House in Alexis. Admission: $2 adults and $1 for students for a full day. Concessions available. Information, Lisa Powell, (309) 482-3340.

April 13-May 4, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Spanish 101 class for youth, ages 4-5 and 6-10, meet 4-5 p.m. on Mondays through May 4, at Knox College. $35. Pre-registration required at Lakeside Recreation Facility. Information, 345-3683.

April 14-May 14, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Lifeguard Training class (includes Waterfront), meet 5:30- 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hawthorne Pool. Also will meet on April 18 at the American Red Cross. Fee: $135; pre-registration is required. Information: 345-3683.

April 17, Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: The Lowe Family (direct from Branson), 2 and 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. 342-2299.

April 18, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer one day review, begins at 8 a.m. Pre-register at Lakeside Recreation Facility and should bring their own pocket mask and a pen or pencil. Information, 345-3683.

April 21, Travelogue Series: "Beneath the Jungle ... And Beyond" (Mesoamerica), doors open 6 p.m., curtain 7 p.m., Galesburg High School Auditorium. Season tickets for six programs in series $25. Information, Susan Meisinger, 344-1400.

April 21, Galesburg Public Library Movie of the Book Club: evening viewing of a new movie with literary ties at the Showplace 8 Theaters, followed by discussion at Perkins. Newcomers welcome. Call the library reference desk at 343-6118 for more information.

April 23, Computer Class: e-mail basics, 10 a.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

April 25, KCCDD annual Fundraiser Auction: Rockin' Around the Clock at Knox College, Lincoln Room. Doors open at 6 p.m., live auction begins at 7 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 available by calling 344-2600.

April 25, KCAHCE's annual Spring Fling Luncheon, plant sale and craft show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Knox Agri Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Road. Admission: free. Master Gardener tips by Pat Asbury at 10:15 a.m. in the main room. Luncheon: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., cost of $6, tickets available from any KCAHCE member or at door.

April 25, Bishop Hill's annual Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo. Swedish Stomp: 5k walk/run open to runners age 7 to 107; registration begins at 7 a.m. with race at 9 a.m.; entry fees prior to race: $14 (runners age 7 to 19 can enter for half price), day of race: $16. Skamperoo: 1/3K for children age 6 and under; scheduled for 10 a.m. Information or entry forms, (309) 927-3833 or e-mail cdowell@winco.net.

April 27-May 22, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Water Workout classes at Hawthorne Municipal Pool. Classes meet from 8-9 a.m., 9-10 a.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 8-9 a.m., 9-10 a.m. and 6:30- 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 345-3683.

April 30, Computer Class: Excel Basics, 10 a.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.


April 16, Broadway at the Adler 2008-2009 season: "Movin' Out!," 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.

April 17-19, Prairie Players Civic Theatre presents "Sunshine Boys" at Sandburg Mall Theater. April 17-18: 7:30 p.m.; April 19: 2 p.m. Tickets available at Innkeepers Coffee or Sandburg Mall customer service.

Through 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.

Through June 6, "Church Basement Ladies" 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.


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