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Apr
18
Thu
Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry @ Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Host: Ryan Lowry, DJ: Yvaine Washington and Whitney Jensen.

Featured Poet: CJ

Apr
19
Fri
Salsa at CAC @ Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Apr 19 @ 8:30 pm – Apr 20 @ 12:00 am

Introductory Dance Lesson
8:30-9:30 pm
Learn the basics of several Latin Dances taught by Eduardo & Beverly Caballero

Open dancing
9:30-midnight
To the music of DJ Eduardo Caballero

ADMISSION
$8.00 nonmembers
$5.00 CAC Members
ADMISSION AT THE DOOR ONLY

No partner is required.

Mostly Salsa music is played but also Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Tango, Reggaeton, R&B, Cumbia and Latin styled pop and R&B also.

Bring your own food and drink or order take out from the Rhythm Kitchen. Pop, water and ice for sale on the floor for $1.00

Apr
20
Sat
17th Annual Area High School Exhibition Reception @ Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Contemporary Art Center is proud to show off the outstanding work of our area high school students. Students may enter up to two pieces. All area high schools are invited to participate. The teachers from most schools usually organize the students’ work and deliver it but any individual high school age student may enter on their own. We are grateful for the dedication teachers possess to promote and educate their students.

May
3
Fri
Fauré Requiem (1893) Including Songs of Hope and Inspiration @ Five Points Washington
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Chamber Orchestra, the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus, and the Children’s Festival Chorus for a season-ending concert performance of diverse music that will inspire souls and lift spirits, featuring one of the most serene, comforting, inspirational, and beloved works of choral music ever written – Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Other selections include “God Bless the USA,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and more. Performances are May 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Five Points Washington and May 5 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Peoria. Tickets available at www.peoriacivicchorale.org, by calling 309-693-6725 or at the door.

May
4
Sat
FamilyCore Presents: The Kentucky Derby Soiree @ Holiday Inn and Suites at Grand Prairie
May 4 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This signature FamilyCore event promises to be an amazing time for everyone involved, featuring delicious food, Derby-themed drinks, silent and live auctions, games, “best dressed” prizes, and much more, all leading up to the main event:  the running of the Kentucky Derby!

In addition to all the fun of hats, horses, jockeys, and spirits, the Kentucky Derby Soirée is a fundraiser for FamilyCore, supporting their work with children, parents, schools, the court system, and other social services agencies in the Peoria area for the past 123 years.  Last year alone, FamilyCore touched 15,806 lives.

All proceeds from the Kentucky Derby Soirée will help FamilyCore provide the necessary counseling, intervention, preventative education, and other support services for those in need in our community.

Down & Derby: A Scholarship Fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Students and Allies @ The Warehouse on State
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Break out your hats and bow ties for a fabulous afternoon of horse races and drag performances! Walk the red carpet & place your bets to support scholarships for LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, drag performances by Central Illinois’ most fabulous stars, derby day races in real-time, and exclusive raffles & silent auctions.

Cash bar. Must be 21 years of age.

Gilbert Brown Comedy @ UAW Hall
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Three Feathers Outreach, Inc. welcomes comedian Gilbert Brown to its spring fundraiser event taking place the first weekend of May.

COMEDIAN GILBERT BROWN
$10 DONATION
Saturday May 4
6-7 pm
UAW Hall, East Peoria

A member of the Modoc, Klamath, Paiute and Warm Springs tribes, Gilbert Brown calls Portland Oregon his home. He is a father, a comedian, a wild horse rodeo cowboy, a Pow Wow MC, and a traditional fisherman. He’s been known as the legendary ‘Short Bird’ ever since a horse bit off part of his middle finger during a rodeo.

His stand up comedy draws on the various facets of his rich life. He is a storyteller and he’s not afraid to tell it the way it happened. His blue collar roots as a city facilities worker mean his voice reaches out to all regular folks and has them rolling in their seats with laughter

Fauré Requiem (1893) Including Songs of Hope and Inspiration @ Five Points Washington
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Chamber Orchestra, the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus, and the Children’s Festival Chorus for a season-ending concert performance of diverse music that will inspire souls and lift spirits, featuring one of the most serene, comforting, inspirational, and beloved works of choral music ever written – Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Other selections include “God Bless the USA,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and more. Performances are May 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Five Points Washington and May 5 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Peoria. Tickets available at www.peoriacivicchorale.org, by calling 309-693-6725 or at the door.

May
5
Sun
Fauré Requiem (1893) Including Songs of Hope and Inspiration @ First United Methodist Church
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Chamber Orchestra, the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus, and the Children’s Festival Chorus for a season-ending concert performance of diverse music that will inspire souls and lift spirits, featuring one of the most serene, comforting, inspirational, and beloved works of choral music ever written – Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Other selections include “God Bless the USA,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and more. Performances are May 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Five Points Washington and May 5 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Peoria. Tickets available at www.peoriacivicchorale.org, by calling 309-693-6725 or at the door.

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