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Rock fiends
A cult following and hardcore lyrics are all The Misfits need to rock a show. Performing hits like "American Psycho" and "Monster Mash," the classic three-chord progression of The Misfits is sure to set Springfield on fire. The band was formed in Lodi, N.J., in 1977. They resurrected from a 10-year breakup to come back and rock better than before. The aggression of original bassist Jerry Only coupled with being voted 91 in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," makes The Misfits immortal on the punk scene. Follow "the fiends" to Club Chrome for a night of hardcore punk that will melt your face.
Sunday Oct. 12
The Misfits
Club Chrome
3075 Normandy Ave.
7 p.m.
217-291-0037
All ages
$20 in advance, $25 day of show

Big dreams
Big city lights, money and men are enough to lead any small town girl astray and into the excitement of 1920s night life. This weekend The Springfield Theatre Centre presents the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. The show follows Millie Dillmount, a girl whose dreams are too big for the small town of Salina, Kan. Headstrong and donning a new look, she moves to New York City, with the intention to marry for money. Instead of the good life, Millie gets trouble. Her high-swinging flapper days come to a halt when she gets mixed up with the wrong crowd and learns true love doesn't come with a $1 million check.
Fri.-Sun. Oct. 10-12
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St.
8 p.m. Fri. &Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.
217-523-2787
$13 adults, $12 children and seniors
Art emissaries
When local residents were fed up with wishing something would be done about trouble abroad, they realized change starts at home. Local artists and The Land of Lincoln-Advocate for Darfur are using their talents to aid the victims of genocide in Sudan. The Art-for-Dar-Fur fundraiser will help purchase solar stoves for Darfur refugee camps. More than 20 local artists are contributing pieces to be included in the sale and silent auction. Guests can bid on work by Linda Post-Lucas, Pam Miller, Gerry Erley and more. Sheri Ramsey, painter and spokes person for Land of Lincoln-Advocate for Darfur will be raffling off her original pastel painting valued at $900. Sculptures by Jeff Garland and Darren Miller will be featured in the sculpture walk around Ramsey Pond. The event will also include authentic African music and cuisine.
Saturday Oct. 11
Art-for-Dar-Fur
Glenarm Barn
11400 Log Cabin Lane, Glenarm
2-6 p.m.
217-698-8500
$10

Flat adventures
When a small boy turns a mishap into the adventure of a lifetime, music and laughter follow. The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, is a musical about Stanley Lambchop, who is flattened when the bulletin board above his bed falls on him. Stanley turns lemons into lemonade and uses his new figure to have some fun. He learns how to slide under doors, becomes a champ at hide-and-seek and even lets his friends turn him into a flying kite. Boredom sets in and Stanley decides he wants to take the biggest adventure of all. So, he slips inside a big envelope and travels the world as a human letter. Pre-show activities include mask making, a dance presentation by the Springfield Youth Performance Group and more.
Friday Oct. 10
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Sangamon Auditorium
UIS
7 p.m.
217-206-6160
$25 adults, $14 children 12 and under

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