December

December 1 Jinglin’ Jazz, Luthy Botanical Garden
December 1 to 3 Renaissance Dinner, Eureka College
December 2 Opera Illinois presents Amahl and the Night Visitors, Peoria Scottish Rite Cathedral
December 2 & 3 It’s a Wonderful Life, Apollo Theater
December 2 to 4 TazWood Dance Company presents “Dancing Through the Holidays,” Illinois Central College
Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 Live at the Five Spot, Contemporary Art Center
Dec. 2, 9, 16, & 17 Holiday Shop & Stroll, Forest Park Nature Center
Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 Candlelight Walks, Luthy Botanical Garden
December 2 to 10 The Underpants, Corn Stock Lab Theatre
December 2 to 11 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, East Peoria Community High School
December 3 Can a Hoochie Become First Lady?, Peoria Civic Center
December 3 & 4 Springfield Ballet presents Nutcracker, Sangamon Auditorium
December 4 Annual Holiday Concert, Bradley University
December 4 Aesthetic Underground Open Mic, Contemporary Art Center
December 4 The Orpheus Club of Peoria’s Winter Concert, Richwoods High School
December 6 ICC Music Student Recital
December 6 Peoria Symphony Guild’s Musical Mornings, Grace and Peace Lutheran Church
December 6 Travels Through Literature series, ICC North
December 6 Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Peoria Civic Center
December 7 ICC Concert Band
December 8 Prairie Wind Ensemble, Illinois Central College
December 8 Fine Arts Lecture series, Lakeview Museum
December 9 ICC Concert Choirs
December 9 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sangamon Auditorium
December 9 to 11 Children’s Community Theatre presents Disney’s The Jungle Book, Peoria Players Theatre
December 10 Small Potatoes in Concert, Forest Park Nature Center
December 11 Philharmonic Chorale, Illinois Central College
December 11 Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus, Bradley University
Dec. 11 & 12 Peoria Ballet presents Nutcracker, Peoria Civic Center
December 16 & 17 King Kong, Apollo Theater
December 16 to 18 Peoria Area Civic Chorale, Peoria Civic Center
December 16 to 18 “A Holiday Extravaganza,” Peoria Players Theatre
Through Dec.17 MFA/BFA Thesis Exhibitions, Bradley University
December 17 Illinois Symphony presents Holiday Pops, Sangamon Auditorium
Through Dec. 24 Crimson Door Holiday Show & Sale, Peoria Art Guild
Through Dec. 24 Nature Art Show and Sale, Forest Park Nature Center
December 26 to 31 Kwanzaa Display, Luthy Botanical Garden
Through Dec. 27 McLean County Art Center 30th Holiday Exhibition & Sale
Dec. 30 to Jan. 1 Forever Plaid, Peoria Players Theatre
Through Dec. 31 Out of Order, Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre
Through Dec. 31 Poinsettia Show, Luthy Botanical Garden
Through Jan. 11 Prairie Thunder: 80 Years of Midwestern Railroad Photography, McLean County Museum of History
Through Jan. 22 “Picasso Ceramics,” Lakeview Museum

January

January 12 Fine Arts Society Lecture, “Exploring the Roman Port of Leptiminus,” Lakeview Museum
January 21 Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents “Espana,” Peoria Civic Center
January 21 Sun Foundation Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, Contemporary Art Center