Events

  • Family Favorites on the Giant Screen | Jumanji

    (Theater - From Friday, May 14, 2021 until Sunday, May 16, 2021)

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    JUMANJI

    May 14 & 15 | 10:30 AM & 2 PM

    May 16 | 12:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    A magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst). While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. When they start playing, they free Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who's been stuck in the game's inner world for decades. If they win Jumanji, the kids can free Alan for good -- but that means braving giant bugs, ill-mannered monkeys and even stampeding rhinos! 1995. Rated PG. Runtime: 1h 44m.

    We ask that visitors please wear a face mask and maintain a 6-ft distance between you and others when visiting the museum. Face masks may be removed once you are seated in the theater. The current capacity of the Giant Screen Theater is 50 people.

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  • LIVE | Space Out! with the Dome Planetarium | May 20

    (Planetarium - Thursday, May 20, 2021)

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    LIVE | Space Out! with the Dome Planetarium

    Free Live Bi-Weekly Call with Planetarium Educators

    Thu, May 20 | 10 am

    Calling all teachers, classrooms, and students – this is for you!

    Hear the latest news from the Perseverance Rover on Mars, and see fantastic images of the red plant. Our space educators will answer your student’s question LIVE on ZOOM about the exploration of Mars and any other space topics. All ages of students are welcome to participate in a classroom together or a virtual learning setting.

    Advanced Registration Required.

    Register online now - click here.

    Questions? Email Program Manager at hplacko@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | Play Misty for Me

    (General - Friday, May 21, 2021)

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    Fri, May 21 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our new weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

    PLAY MISTY FOR ME, 1971. Director: Clint Eastwood, Screenplay by Jo Heims, Dean Riesner.

    This is the first film to be directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in it. Seeking to change his “Dirty Harry” image, Eastwood plays a local late-night DJ who, unwisely, begins an affair with a female fan who calls in to request he play “Misty” for her. Working closely with his directorial mentor, Hollywood veteran Don Siegel, Eastwood created a zeitgeist film with strong thematic ties to the War in Vietnam. The film is scheduled for release on Blu-Ray soon, and I am the host of the DVD in a section I filmed last year, during which I talk extensively about Eastwood’s career, and how this film fits into the oeuvre of his directorial career. Should not be missed by Eastwood fans, or those interested in the more personal American films of the ‘70s.

    - Marc Eliot

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  • Family Favorites on the Giant Screen | Night at the Museum

    (Theater - From Friday, May 21, 2021 until Sunday, May 23, 2021)

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    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

    May 21 & 22 | 10:30 AM & 2 PM

    May 23 | 12:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Dreamer Larry Daley thinks he's destined for something big but his imaginative ideas never pay off and in desperate need of a job, he accepts to be a security guard at the Natural History Museum. During his watch, Larry makes a startling discovery. Thanks to the unleashing of an Egyptian curse, the museum's animals spring to life after the building closes. Larry must find a way to save the chaotic situation. 2006. Rated PG. Runtime: 1h 48m.

    We ask that visitors please wear a face mask and maintain a 6-ft distance between you and others when visiting the museum. Face masks may be removed once you are seated in the theater. The current capacity of the Giant Screen Theater is 50 people.

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  • Space Family Night | Eclipses In Peoria!

    (General - Saturday, May 22, 2021)

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    Space Family Night | Upcoming Eclipses in Peoria!

    Sat, May 22 | 6:30 pm

    LIVE on Dome Planetarium's Facebook Page

    NASA is set to launch two new robots to the Red this summer: the rover Perseverance and the helicopter Ingenuity. Learn about the new mission, the exciting missions that came before, and how you can follow the launch and landings at home. Be sure to tune in and leave your questions in the chat for Planetarium Educator Nick Rae to answer LIVE!

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  • Marc Eliot's Art of Film | In the French Style

    (General - Friday, May 28, 2021)

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    Fri, May 28 | 6:30 PM

    Tickets | CLICK HERE

    Join us for our new weekly film series in the Giant Screen Theater, "Marc Eliot’s Art of Film," with The New York Times Best-Selling Author! Peoria Riverfront Museum is pleased to announce the residency of film critic and historian Marc Eliot, who is the author of more than two dozen books on pop culture and biographies on Hollywood icons. Marc has personally selected each of the films in the "Art of Film" series and provides virtual commentary for each film before and after the film's screening at the museum.

    IN THE FRENCH STYLE, 1963. USA/French. In English. Directed by Robert Parrish, written by Irwin Shaw. Starring Jean Seberg, Stanley Baker.

    Based on one of Irwin Shaw’s short stories, this film deals with a young woman’s struggle to reject the mores of her (and her previous) generation, when she moves to Paris to find personal and social liberation. An overlooked film when it was first released, with a highly provocative performance by controversial actress Jean Seberg, whose life was, tragically, cut short by suicide at the age of 40.

    - Marc Eliot

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  • Winning the Right to Vote | A Lecture with Elaine Weiss, author of ‘The Woman’s Hour’

    (General - Tuesday, June 8, 2021)

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    Winning the Right to Vote | A Lecture with Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour

    Tue, Jun 8 | 5:30 pm

    Virtual Program, ZOOM

    Join us in commemorating women gaining the right to vote in 1920 on the 101st Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote , will discuss the path women took to gain the right to vote in the United States.

    Free & Open to the Public

    Advanced Registration Required - click here.

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    Exclusive After Lecture Conversation + Book Signing with Elaine Weiss

    Tue, Jun 8 | 6:35 pm

    Want more? Enjoy the program, then join a new ZOOM call to ‘meet’ Elaine virtually, ask your questions ‘face to face’, and get a book plate signed! Ticket to this separate program includes a copy of her book and the book plate mailed to you following the program.

    Buy tickets online now - click here.

    Check out the Citywide Commemoration Programs of the 101st Anniversary of the 19th Amendment | Winning the Right to Vote - click here!

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  • Art Club | Featuring artist Jam Rohr

    (General - Tuesday, June 8, 2021)

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    Virtual Art Club via Zoom

    Featuring artist, Jam Rohr

    Tue, Jun 8 | 1 pm

    Join us for virtual Art Club! Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. Each month we hear about a different artist or topic. We encourage artists to come talk about their own work, a style they love, or another artist they admire. Enjoy a casual discussion with PowerPoint slides. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to ask questions and discuss pieces of art presented.

    This month, artist Jam Rohr will be presenting their own work while you enjoy coffee and treats at your home.

    Program Link | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84998025848?pwd=SmlGdmJzcW9naWZ6QUxWaWtIZ0lIdz09

    Meeting ID: 849 9802 5848
    Passcode: 223733

    Jam Rohr is a sculptor located in Peoria, IL. She owns Black Dog Metal Arts LLC with her husband, Danny Rohr, and also owns Up Beet Jams Inc. where she cooks vegan food for the public. Jam received her BA in Painting with a minor in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2014, her MA in Studio Arts from Eastern Illinois University in 2015, and her MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2018. She is involved in the international iron community as she has served on the steering committee for the National Conference for Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices in 2019 and 2021, spoke on a panel at the International Conference for Contemporary Cast Iron Art in 2018, hosts public iron pours for artists from across the country in Peoria regularly, and travels the country to cast iron with her husband. Her work has been included in several publications including Studio Visit Magazine, Expose Art Magazine, and the Studio Break Podcast. She has shown her work nationally including Las Vegas, NM, Memphis, TN, Birmingham, AL, Scranton, PA, Jackson, MS, and more.

    To see Jam's work and learn more about her thoughts check out www.jamrohr.art or find her on Instagram @jam_rohr.

    For more info or upcoming dates - click here.

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  • Virtual Senior Morning Lecture | "T. REX: The Ultimate Predator"

    (Exhibit - Wednesday, July 14, 2021)

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    Senior Morning | "T. REX: The Ultimate Predator"

    Wed, Jul 14 | 10:30 am

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    Join us for our bi-monthly free Senior Morning Lecture Series! This special educational program began more than 30 years ago at our predecessor museum, Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences. Advanced registration required, limited connections.

    This month our presentation is by Curator of Science & Planetarium Director Renae Kerrigan. Learn about our new exhibition "T.REX: The Ultimate Predator"!

    Register in advance - Click Here.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    The Senior Morning Lecture Series takes place on the second Wednesday of every OTHER month and is free for seniors.

    Peoria Riverfront Museum gratefully acknowledges our Senior Morning Lecture Series & Senior Free Days sponsor, Kim Blickenstaff.

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  • Art Club | Featuring artist Allison Walsh

    (General - Tuesday, August 10, 2021)

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    Virtual Art Club via Zoom

    Featuring artist, Allison Walsh

    Tue, Aug 10 | 1 pm

    Join us for virtual Art Club! Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. Each month we hear about a different artist or topic. We encourage artists to come talk about their own work, a style they love, or another artist they admire. Enjoy a casual discussion with PowerPoint slides. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to ask questions and discuss pieces of art presented.

    This month, artist Allison Walsh will be presenting their own work while you enjoy coffee and treats at your home.

    Program Link | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86105069619?pwd=cnZ2c1loYVJFaUduZk80UmVXWTAxUT09

    Meeting ID: 861 0506 9619
    Passcode: 621081

    Allison Walsh is an independent documentary filmmaker, freelance videographer, and fine artist, who is committed to local political advocacy and documenting social issues in the Midwest. Walsh’s films have screened around the world including Paris, France (Paris Art and Movie Awards), Sayulita, Mexico (Festival Sayulita), Barcelona, Spain (BSF2019), and Chicago, Illinois (Pride Film Fest, Femme Filmmakers Showcase). Walsh is the founder and program director of the Big Picture Film Festival, an international film festival in Peoria, IL (2018-2019). She is a recipient of the Kartemquin Emerging Storytellers Fund (2019), Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Program (2019), and the Acorn Equality Grant (2018), awarded to work that positively impacts the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and allies. She has been invited to speak about her films at Western Illinois University and the El Paso Museum of History.

    Walsh holds a degree from Bradley University where she studied Painting, Spanish, and Philosophy. She is a graduate of the internship program at Kartemquin Films in Chicago. During her time at Kartemquin, she worked on the documentary film Dilemma of Desire (SXSW, 2020), led by the Emmy and Peabody award-winning director Maria Finitzo, and City So Real (Sundance, 2020), led by the Oscar-nominated director Steve James. Her current film, Teaching About Religion (working title), is in post-production.

    My website is AllisonWalshArtist.com

    For more info or upcoming dates - click here.

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