What to Do


The Orpheum Theatre

Thursday, May 14, 2009


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.

Through May 31, Exhibit: paintings by Nicole Morgan at Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. Kaldi's hours are 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 344-0200.

Through June 30, Exhibit by works by local artist Jane Inness Youngquist, Chez Willy's, 41 S. Seminary St.

Through July 4, Exhibit: "Straight Line," paintings by Paul Krainak of Peoria and sculpture by Rob Reed of Galesburg, 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.


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

May 15, Galesburg High School Band Department's Big Band Dip, 6:30- 9:30 p.m., in the front hall of Galesburg High School. Featuring GHS Big Band and both jazz combos. Tickets: $3 and include a chosen dessert and ice cream; available from any GHS band student and at the door.

May 16, Concert: Galesburg Community Chorus featuring Knox College Choir, "Brahms Requiem," 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. $12 adults, $10 senior citizens, available at Inkeepers Coffee.

May 17, Knox Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, 4 p.m., The Gizmo Patio, Knox College. Free.

May 17, Carl Anderson and His New Orleans 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.

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

May 24, Blues and soul vocalist Janiva Magness performs at 8 p.m. at Fat Fish Pub, 158 N. Broad St., Galesburg. Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at door. 343-1200.

May 29-31, Choral Dynamics presents: Magical Musicals at the Orpheum Theatre. May 29-30: 7:30 p.m.; May 31: 3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $11.50 students. 342-2299.

June 9, Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Ballroom, Peoria. $27 and $37. (309) 676-8700.

June 28, Concert: Keith Urban with special guest Taylor Swift, 7:30 p.m., i Wireless Center. $20-$75. (309) 764-2000.


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-gales burg.net.

May 14, E-mail Basics Computer Class, 10 a.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. $1 to reserve seat. (309) 734-3166.

May 15-17, Bishop Hill's annual Quilt Show in the Old Colony School. Events throughout the show will be quilting techniques, tool demonstrations, kid's corner and certified quilt appraisals. Also feature quilt maker and author Susan Van Wassenhove of Peoria signing her new book "The Seldom Every Shady Glades"; silk painting demonstrations by Jean Johnson; and Coffeehouse Night featuring the Edwards River Band, 7-9 p.m. on Saturday. Show hours are: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3.

May 16, Bird watch with host Vince Hummel, 8-10 a.m., Blackthorn Hill Nature preserve, 1590 Angling Road, Highway 4, Alexis. Dress for weather, protective clothing; bring binoculars. Pre-register by May 15, 342-5493, blackthornhill@comcast.net.

May 16, Comedy Relief Improv Team presents: "The Rockslinger and His Greatest Hit!", 7 p.m. at The Center in Davenport, 144 Brady St., Davenport, Iowa. $5 at door; reservations not required.

May 16-17, Friends of the Library Book Sale at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. May 16: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 17: 1-4 p.m. On Sunday the books, except vintage titles, will be $1.50 per bag (no sale on Monday). 343-6118.

May 17, 22nd annual Youth Fishing Derby at Lincoln Park Lagoon. Registration: noon-1 p.m.; fishing time: 1-3 p.m. No charge. Rain or shine. Draft horse hayrack rides, concessions available. Hot dog, drink or chips, 50 cents each. Information, 345-3683.

May 19, 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.

May 21, E-mail Q and A Computer Class, 10 a.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

May 23, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Canoe Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Storey. Participants will learn canoe safety, basic paddling skills and demonstrate boat handling skills. Families welcome. Space is limited and pre-registration is required; $8 per person. 345-3683.

May 23, The Art of Percussion: children age 5-12 will create rain sticks, drums, maracas and other shakers and noise makers, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, Iowa. $6 per person; parents welcome. (563) 326-7804 or www.figgeart.org.

May 29-31, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present "Over the Top," Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria. May 29: 7 p.m.; May 30: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; May 31: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. $15, $19, $32 and $67. (309) 676-8700.

May 30, Taste of Abingdon in Rotary Park on Main Street, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Food samples from area restaurants, pedal tractor pull. (309) 462-3353 or docbop@yahoo.com.

May 30, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Intro to Rock Climbing, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of rock climbing and then enjoy a climbing adventure at the Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savana the following weekend. Pre-registration is required. 345-3683.

May 30-31, Ag Heritage Show sponsored by Spoon River Ag Antique Association at the Abingdon American legion. Featuring antique tractors, farm equipment, hit and miss engines, garden tractors, field demonstrations, parade, tractor ride, poke run and food. (309) 462-3517 or www.spoonriver tractor.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.

May 20-23, "Intimate Apparel," by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kelly Lynn Hogan, visiting instructor in theater, 7:30 p.m., Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. $10 adults, $5 seniors, students free.

May 20-23, Big Read performance: Mark Twain's classic story of friendship and adventure on the Big Muddy, directed by Monmouth College professor Janeve West at Wells Theater on the Monmouth College campus. May 20: 1:30 p.m.; May 21: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; May 22: 7 p.m.; May 23: 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6 adults, $2 students and children. Reservations: (309) 734-3033.

Through 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.

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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