Items for the Cue calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Sally McKee at or by mail to the Journal Star, 1 News Plaza, Peoria, IL 61643.

Civic Center

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave.,, or call 673-8900. Tickets available at the box office or TicketMaster.

Nov. 9: Jay Leno, 8 p.m. at the Civic Center Theater. Tickets: $29.50 to $99.50.

Nov. 12: Wild Kratts, 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Theater. Tickets: $25 to $55.

Nov. 27-28: Stomp, 7 p.m. Civic Center Theater. Tickets are $40, $57 and $70.

Riverfront Museum

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St., or call 686-7000. Tickets for all events available online.

Dome Planetarium: Daily shows: "Earth, Moon, and Sun," “Uniview: Tour the Solar System," “Stars & Myths Over Peoria,” and "Solar Superstorms," narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Relax Under the stars, noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 7; Adler-Kavli full-dome simulcast presentation: "The Cosmos in a Heartbeat by Dr. Shane Larson" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

Giant Screen Theater: "Won't You Be My Neighbor," 6 p.m. Nov. 10 and "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," premieres Nov. 15, runs through Dec. 1. Educational films: "Amazon Adventure" and "America's Musical Journey."

Exhibition: "Tiffany: The Collection of Don Shay" and "Rodin: Cast in Bronze — The Work of Many Hands," through Jan. 13, International Feature Gallery; "The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain" and "Peoria Players: Celebrating 100 Years," through Jan. 20, Permanent Collection Gallery.

Special events: Live musical entertainment by Peoria Players, 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and Jan. 12. "100 Years of Theater: Peoria and the Nation," 2 p.m. Nov. 11, a presentation featuring James Wilhelm. Cabernet & Clay, Hand Building, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Wine & Art, Sunflowers by Van Gogh, 7 p.m. Nov. 17.


Jukebox Comedy Club, 3527 W. Farmington Road; Nov. 9-10: Dusty Slay; Nov. 15-17: Andrew Frank. Call 673-5853 or visit

Mason City Limits, 114 E. Chestnut St., Mason City; Nov. 9-10: Jeremy Nunes. Call (217) 482-5233 or visit


Live at the Five Spot, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9: Robin Crowe Band, Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., members/$8; public/$12. 

PrimeTime Country Opry, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, with Cindy Suttles-Moore, Olympia High School Auditorium, 7832 N. 100 East Road, Stanford. Call 449-5484.

Special event

Pimiteoui Trail Association Hike, Nov. 10 at Northwoods Park; Nov. 25, Forest Park. Go to for information.

Night life

Bogie’s Bar & Grill, 3000 N. Sterling Ave., Thursdays: open mic with Roger Kelch.

Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; Nov. 9: Lee Ann Womack; Nov. 10: The Wonder Years; Nov. 14: The Get Up Kids; Nov. 15: Cannibal Corpse; Nov. 17: Marc Broussard.

East Peoria American Legion, 7 p.m., 100 Legion St., East Peoria; Nov. 10: Fabulous Hoedads; Nov. 17: Rusty Barr & the Good Ole Boys.

Jimmy Earp’s Hideaway, 1507 S. Laramie St., 8 p.m. Thursdays: Jimmy Earp House Band.

Jim's Downtown Steakhouse, 8 p.m., 110 SW Jefferson St., live piano bar, Fridays: Ben and Kate; Saturdays: Ed and Judy.

Kuchie’s Corner Tap, 4980 Edgewater Drive, Groveland; 8 p.m. Fridays: karaoke with DJ Stretch.

Kuchie’s on the Water, 579 Wesley Road, Creve Coeur; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: team trivia.

The Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive; Nov. 9: Wilanna Vogel.

Monarch Music Hall, 8102 N. University St.; Nov. 10: Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul; Nov. 24: Ghost Key.

Oliver's Pizza & Pub, 1231 E. Samuel Ave., Peoria Heights; 10 p.m. Saturdays: karaoke; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays: team trivia.

Oliver’s Pizza & Pub North, 3300 W. Willow Knolls Drive; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: team trivia; 9:30 p.m. Fridays: karaoke.

Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson Ave.; 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays: free local musician jam session.

Rock’s Bar & Restaurant, 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria; 9 p.m. Thursdays: karaoke; Fridays: live music.

Tannins & Hops, 619 SW Water St.; 6 p.m. Thursdays: Magician Mitch Williams.