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

Civic Center

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

Dec. 7: Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m., Civic Center Arena. Tickets: $27, $32, $37, $45, $55 and $87.

Dec. 8-9: Peoria Ballet "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Civic Center Theater. Tickets: $10, $20, $25, $30, $35, $40 and $45.

Dec. 14: Christmas Wonderland, 7:30 p.m., Civic Center Theater. Tickets: $35, $45, $55 and $65.

Dec. 20: Wizards of Winter, 7 p.m., Civic Center Theater. Tickets: $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50.

Riverfront Museum

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St., peoriariverfrontmuseum.org 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. Laser Light Night: 6 p.m. Dec 15, Laser Floyd: "The Wall"; 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Laser Floyd: "Dark Side of the Moon."

Giant Screen Theater: "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," through Dec. 13; Educational films: BBC Earth's "Oceans 3D: Our Blue Plane" premiere, 2:15 Dec. 15; "Amazon Adventure" and "America's Musical Journey." Presentation: "In Pursuit of Beauty," Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained-glass, featuring Catherine Shotick, curator at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 6 p.m. Dec. 20. "The Polar Express"  on Dec. 15, 16, 18, 19 and 21-23 all at 4 p.m.; "A Christmas Story" at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15; "Home Alone" 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

Exhibitions: "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 tours: Collector's tour: Steve Spain, 3 p.m. Dec. 16 and Jan. 6, "The Golden Age of Disney: The Collection of Steve Spain." Curator's tour: Bill Heidrich, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, "Rodin: Cast in Bronze." Ask a Docent: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 16, 23 and 29 and Jan. 6, "Peoria Players Theatre: 100 Years." Docent tours: 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Dec. 16 and Jan. 6, "Tiffany: The Collection of Don Shay" and "Rodin: Cast in Bronze — The Work of Many Hands."

Special events: Live musical entertainment by Peoria Players, 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and Jan. 12. Prince & Princess Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15.

Comedy

Jukebox Comedy Club, 3527 W. Farmington Road; Dec. 7-8: Auggie Smith; Dec. 13-15: Emma Willmann. Call 673-5853 or visit JukeboxComedy.com.

Mason City Limits, 114 E. Chestnut St., Mason City; Dec 7-8: Dak Rakow. Call (217) 482-5233 or visit mclimits.com.

Music

Live at the Five Spot, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7: Easy Riders, Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., members/$8; public/$12. 

Michael Charles, Australian blues artist, free concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill, 1200 W. Main St.

Prime Time Country Opry, Country Christmas Show, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Olympia High School Auditorium, 7832 N. 100 East Road, Stanford. Tickets: $7. Call 449-5484.

Special events

Pimiteoui Trail Association Hike, Dec. 7, Forest Park Candle Light Walk. Go to ptahike.org for information.

Polar Express Experience, 6 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and 2 p.m. Dec, 16, Arlee Theater, 139 S. Main St., Mason City. Pajamas are welcome attire. Each passenger receives hot chocolate and a cookie while they watch the movie  "Polar Express." Cost is $10 at the door or $7 in advance for children's tickets at www.arleetheater.com until Dec. 13.

Night life

Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; Dec. 7: The Bottle Rockets; Dec. 13: Pink Talking Fish; Dec. 14: Mr. Blotto & Henhouse Prowlers with Sun Beard; Dec. 15: Matthew Curry.

East Peoria American Legion, 7 p.m., 100 Legion St., East Peoria; Dec. 8: Fabulous Hoedads; Dec. 15: 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; Dec. 7: Terry Bredenberg; Dec. 14: Wilanna Vogel.

Martini's on Water, 212 SW Water St.; Dec. 7: Road Less Traveled; Dec. 15: Spurs and Lace.

MD's Sports Bar & Grill, 7719 N. University St.; Dec. 8: Harlan, Meister & Mitts.

Monarch Music Hall, 8102 N. University St.; Dec. 7: Steady Flow, Mt. Joy and Billy Raffoul; Dec. 8: 95.5 Glo Holidaze, This One's Pink: A Tribute to Pink Floyd and Mojo: A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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.

Pizza Works, 3921 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights; Dec. 8: The Static, 8 p.m.

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

Schnuck's, 10405 N. Centerway Drive; 6 p.m. Judy Page/Mike Nellas.

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