Print this Article
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 07:09 pm

Auld Lang Syne

art9467

New Year’s Eve at 6:15 p.m., join the Springfield Area Arts Council and past mayors at opening ceremonies for First Night 2012 at Fourth Street and Capitol Avenue. Fireworks and chances to win cash begin an evening of dance, song and entertainment at almost a dozen downtown locations. Our picks for the evening include: District 186 Student Film Club’s short films at 7 p.m. in the Old State Capitol Foundation Hall downstairs, followed by viewings of Route 66 International Film Festival’s comedies and dramas. World percussionist Rocky Maffitt plays at 8 p.m. at the National Museum of Surveying, Russel Brazzel brings his acclaimed classical guitar playing to Central Baptist Church at 9 p.m., and the Mark McKnight Trio’s Tribute to Ellington at Grace Lutheran Church at 10 p.m. promises to be enchanting. Make sure to check out afternoon performances at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and free children’s activities from 1-4 p.m. on the Springfield Area Arts Council’s website springfieldartsco.org. A complete schedule and ticket locations are listed. Tickets can also be purchased at the event locations.

First Night
Friday, Dec. 31, 6:30-10:45pm
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St.
Other various locations
753-3519
$15 adult; $5 youth (ages 5-18)
Advance: $12 adult, $5 youth, $25 family

Log in to use your Facebook account with
IllinoisTimes

Login With Facebook Account



Recent Activity on IllinoisTimes

Calendar

  • Fri
    12
  • Sat
    13
  • Sun
    14
  • Mon
    15
  • Tue
    16
  • Wed
    17
  • Thu
    18
   
Get "IT" in your inbox
 Illinois Times was gratified by the number of entires that we received for the Visitors Guide Cover Art Contest. We would like to thank all of the 56 participants who submitted entries. Your eff...

SPRINGFIELD EVENTS

Saturday Feb. 13th
Saturday Feb. 13th

PUB CRAWL