What to Do
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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.
Through May 16, Exhibition of artwork by Darrell Roberts of Chicago and David Griffin of Charleston, Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. Art Center hours are 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. 342-7415.
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, Joyful Noyz Homecoming Concert with guests: Headin' Home Quartet, 6:30 p.m., at First Church of God, 1080 Harrison St. Also, chicken noodle dinner from 3:30-6 p.m., serving chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and drink; meal tickets: $6 adults, $4 children under 12.
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 2, Concert: Monmouth College Pipe Band, 7 p.m., at First Church of God, 1080 Harrison St. Dinner served before the concert, 5-6:30 p.m.; barbecue pork sandwich, homemade potato salad and dessert for $5.
May 2, Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents "World Artist Series - An Evening with Mark O'Connor," 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. (309) 671-1096.
May 3, Concert by River Valley Brass, 2 p.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 3720 N. Sterling Ave., Peoria. Free will offering. (309) 264-4379.
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 8, Tina's Countrytime Opry: Lee Jared and The "New" Midnight Ramblers with guest Myron Miller, 7 p.m., at OAKS Senior Center, 176 N. Farnham St. No cover charge; free will offering. Concessions provided by the OAKS.
May 9, Concert: Knox-Galesburg Symphony: "Celebrate Mom at the Pops," 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $8 to $18, children and students half price. 342-2299.
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.
June 28, Concert: Keith Urban with special guest Taylor Swift, 7:30 p.m., i Wireless Center (formerly MARK of the Quad Cities). $20-$75. (309) 764-2000.
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. Part of Sandburg Days Festival. 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.
May 8, Reading: Poet Adam Clay, 4 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.
April 23, Computer Class: e-mail basics, 10 a.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.
April 23-25, Sandburg Days Festival of the Mind. April 23: 20th annual Poetry Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., at Carl Sandburg College, followed by a free concert at 7 p.m. by classical guitarist Jhon Akers at Carl Sandburg Historic Site. April 24: Photography Contest Reception, 4-5 p.m. at Galesburg Public Library; David Drake Illinois History presentation, 7 p.m., at Q's Cafe, 319 E. Main St. April 25: Laughing Corn Art Walk, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Galesburg; Knox College Poetry Contest Awards, 1 p.m., at Sandburg Historic Site; Poetry Slammers workshop, 4 p.m., and a Marc Smith Poetry Slam, 8 p.m., both at Cherry Street, 57 S. Cherry St., contact Marc Smith at (773) 728-4616 or www.slampapi.com.
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: email@example.com.
April 25, Quilt Show, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church in North Henderson. Admission: $3. Coffee cakes and beverages served; raffle for a quilted table runner.
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.
May 2, Berwick Appreciation Day. Activities include pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., at Berwick Fire Station; tractor show; flea market and craft show; outhouse race, registration fee: $25. Mike Taylor, (309) 462-5618.
May 2, Spring Wildflowers Identification Hike, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Blackthorn Hill Nature preserve, 1590 Angling Road, Highway 4, Alexis. Wear sturdy shoes, jeans; dress for weather. Fee: $2. Bring camera. Pre-register by May 1, 342-5493, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3-June 7, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Ballroom Dance II classes meet from 6-7 p.m. on Sundays at Hawthorne Gym. $44 per couple; pre-register at Lakeside Recreation Center. 345-3683.
May 3-June 7, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Ballroom for Kids classes (for youth 8-14 years of age) meet from 5-6 p.m. on Sundays at Hawthorne Gym. $30 per person. 345-3683.
May 6, Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: "To Kill a Mockingbird," 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. $25, $30 and $35. 342-2299.
May 7-9, Choreography Workshop Showcase directed by Jennifer L. Smith, assistant professor of dance and Kathleen Ridlon, assistant professor of dance, 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. $10 adults, $5 seniors, students free.
May 9, Thrifty on Route 150: yard sales from Coal Valley to Galesburg. http://thrifty150.googlepages.com/thrifty150.
May 9, Children's Grief Camp 2009, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Carl Sandburg College Building B. Free camp for children and teens, ages 5 through 18. Doug Gibb, camp director, 342-1789 or Hospice Compassus, 342-3007.
May 14, United Way of Knox County's annual Girls Night Out at 21 Club, Chambers St., Galesburg. Doors open: 5:30 p.m.; DJ starts at 6 p.m.; guest bachelor auction; costume contest. Tickets include dinner: $15 per person in advance; $20 per person at door. 343-4434 or www.unitedway-galesburg.net.
April 24-25, Prairie Players Civic Theatre presents "Sunshine Boys," 7:30 p.m., at Sandburg Mall Theater. Tickets available at Innkeepers Coffee or Sandburg Mall customer service.
April 24-25 and May 1-2, Macomb Community Theatre presents "Here Lies Jeremy Troy," 7:30 p.m., at Pat Crane Memorial Theatre, South Johnson Road, Macomb. $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $6 students. For reservations, call (309) 837-1828.
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.
April 30-June 7, "Squabbles" 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.
May 7, Broadway at the Adler 2008-2009 season: "The Rat Pack is Back!," 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.
May 14 and 16, Auditions for Prairie Players Civic Theatre's production of "Music Man," at the Prairie Players facility, 160 S. Seminary St. May 14: 6:30 p.m.; May 16: 1 p.m. Come with a song (piano accompaniment will be provided) and be prepared to do brief readings from the script. Children in third grade and below must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Productions dates: July 17-19.
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