IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Wed, 20 Aug 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Installation environments http://illinoistimes.com/article-14313-installation-environments.html Installation environments
 Contemporary art gallery DEMO Project will host an opening reception Friday, Aug. 15, for the exhibit Communal Paradox by Illinois artist Lauren Turk. “These installation environments tell the...]]>
Not a sleeper http://illinoistimes.com/article-14314-not-a-sleeper.html Not a sleeper
 Theatre in the Park at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Pajama Game on Aug. 15-17 and 21-23. Directed by Sean Rose of Jacksonville, the st...]]>
Talk of the town http://illinoistimes.com/article-14315-talk-of-the-town.html Talk of the town
Thursday, Aug. 21, is the next installment of the entertaining and informative PechaKucha at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Some of Springfield’s movers-and-shakers take the stage and talk about...]]>
Family fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-14284-family-fun.html Family fun
It’s that time of year again. The Illinois State Fair will be held Aug. 7-17. The Twilight Parade starts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 7. Great days for families are Friday, Aug. 15, which is Futures for Kids D...]]>
Charming characters http://illinoistimes.com/article-14285-charming-characters.html Charming characters
Springfield Municipal Opera’s third show is Shrek the Musical directed by Craig Williams II. Eight shows at The Muni will each come alive with large-scale special effects, say show organizers. Expla...]]>
Where there’s a will there’s a way http://illinoistimes.com/article-14286-where-there%25E2%2580%2599s-a-will-there%25E2%2580%2599s-a-way.html Where there’s a will there’s a way
Tickets are still available for the rescheduled Willie Nelson concert taking place on Tuesday night, Aug. 12, at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS. We’re ecstatic Willie’s back in town. The incomparable Ne...]]>
Wheel of a deal http://illinoistimes.com/article-14254-wheel-of-a-deal.html Wheel of a deal
 Powerlight Abe Lincoln Supercruise and Car Show Spectacular begins Friday, Aug 1 with a car parade from Ace Hardware on Wabash Ave. to Quaker Steak and Lube on MacArthur. Afterwards, The Da...]]>
Huge hoopla http://illinoistimes.com/article-14255-huge-hoopla.html Huge hoopla
 Decatur holds its annual downtown family street festival Aug. 1-3. If you’re not familiar with the Decatur Celebration – It’s huge! Everyone is certain to find something that will excite t...]]>
New ensemble http://illinoistimes.com/article-14256-new-ensemble.html New ensemble
 Springfield has a new professional choral ensemble. Meet the Gloriana Chamber Choir at their inaugural concert on Sunday, Aug. 3 at First Presbyterian Church. “Long Live Fair Oriana: A Concert...]]>
Creation stories http://illinoistimes.com/article-14257-creation-stories.html Creation stories
 Read up on your creation stories. Genesis, The Musical premiers Aug. 1 at Playhouse on the Square in Jacksonville. There are nine performances through Aug. 10. Written by playwrights Ken Bradbur...]]>
Block party http://illinoistimes.com/article-14221-block-party.html Block party
 Springfield Art Association rolls out its colorful festival Paint the Street in downtown Springfield Saturday, July 26. Anyone can purchase a six-foot by six-foot square to fill with their imagi...]]>
Group gardens http://illinoistimes.com/article-14222-group-gardens.html Group gardens
 University of Illinois Extension will host Roots to Rooftop Tour: Community Gardens, Urban Agriculture and a Rooftop Garden on Sunday, July 27. Extension educator Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant sa...]]>
Creative camerawork http://illinoistimes.com/article-14223-creative-camerawork.html Creative camerawork
 There’s a new gallery in town! 1227 is located at 1227 S. Pasfield Ave., behind The Pharmacy. Five local photographers Lou Fremgen, Tom Handy, James Hawker, Greg Laun and John Record, a group...]]>
Be corny http://illinoistimes.com/article-14190-be-corny.html Be corny
 Local, fresh sweet corn – That’s the tasty draw to the Chatham Sweet Corn Festival held at Chatham Community Park, southeast of the square, this weekend, July 18-19. But there’s so much mo...]]>
Loveable con man http://illinoistimes.com/article-14191-loveable-con-man.html Loveable con man
 Theatre in the Park at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic site opens with the Tony-award winning musical, The Music Man, directed by Bill Bauser Jr. “With a cast of 50, there’s plenty of a...]]>
Ice can be nice http://illinoistimes.com/article-14192-ice-can-be-nice.html Ice can be nice
 There aren’t many young’ns who aren’t crazy about the Disney film Frozen and haven’t watched it multiple times. Here’s a party and film viewing just for them. Four event times are avai...]]>
Edgy images http://illinoistimes.com/article-14193-edgy-images.html Edgy images
 Fashion Afrique opens its doors for an art exhibit. Pieces features the edgy photography and art of well-regarded Springfield-area art photographer Laura Kay Coffey and multimedia artist Mark Sc...]]>
Meal and music http://illinoistimes.com/article-14163-meal-and-music.html Meal and music
 Taste of Downtown is calling your taste buds to come on out and play. Eat some spectacular food such as Kimchi pork tacos, maple bacon on a stick or fried oyster po’ boys, cooked up from some...]]>
Elvis-like energy http://illinoistimes.com/article-14164-elvis-like-energy.html Elvis-like energy
 The Muni’s 2014 season got off to a great start with The Sound of Music and now presents its second show, the musical comedy All Shook Up, opening Friday, July 11. Directed by Anna Bussing, Al...]]>
Divine drama http://illinoistimes.com/article-14165-divine-drama.html Divine drama
 Agnes of God is being presented at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Theater III. You may remember the gripping film with Meg Tilly and Ann Bancroft. The stage drama follows the same storyline...]]>
Pricing pieces http://illinoistimes.com/article-14166-pricing-pieces.html Pricing pieces
 The Springfield Art Association is hosting two interesting and informative events on the weekend of July 11-12. The first one on Friday night, July 11, is a free talk about downsizing by getting...]]>
Downtown delight http://illinoistimes.com/article-14137-downtown-delight.html Downtown delight
 Capital City Celebration, July 3-5 in downtown Springfield, offers food, drink, free music, activities and fireworks! Capitol Ave. between Fourth and Fifth streets will have a stage with Lick Cr...]]>
Old-fashioned fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-14138-old-fashioned-fun.html Old-fashioned fun
 Based on a well attended 1842 Fourth of July gathering hosted by the Broadwell family, Clayville Historic Site is re-creating the historic event and inviting you. The daylong soirée features ol...]]>
Fresh food http://illinoistimes.com/article-14139-fresh-food.html Fresh food
 Those living on the east side of Springfield will be privy to fresh produce that will be available each Monday through Sept. 29 in the parking lot of the Sangamon County Department of Public Hea...]]>
Field day http://illinoistimes.com/article-14111-field-day.html Field day
 Families will have the opportunity to discover where food from their dinner plates comes from during Amazing Agriculture at the Illinois State Museum Saturday, June 28. Activities planned includ...]]>
Bang for your buck http://illinoistimes.com/article-14112-bang-for-your-buck.html Bang for your buck
 Central Illinois’ largest Independence Day fireworks display takes place Friday, June 27. Rock the Dock is famous for its fireworks launched from barges on Lake Springfield in front of Lake Sp...]]>
Going the extra mile http://illinoistimes.com/article-14113-going-the-extra-mile.html Going the extra mile
 Assumption Fest opens Thursday, June 26, in the small town of Assumption but the lineup is anything but small. Recently added to the parade on Saturday, June 28, is the vehicle and color guard,...]]>
Comic pastiche http://illinoistimes.com/article-14084-comic-pastiche.html Comic pastiche
 Tony-award winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie arrives at The Legacy Theatre in a sparkling new production June 20-29. Set in the Roaring ’20s, “Thoroughly Modern Millie is that ol...]]>
Illinois nature http://illinoistimes.com/article-14085-illinois-nature.html Illinois nature
 Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Sue Post will present a program on their newest book Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State, foreword by Illinois Audubon Society Execu...]]>
Witnessing the past http://illinoistimes.com/article-14086-witnessing-the-past.html Witnessing the past
 The largest mounted Civil War reenactment in the Midwest takes place in Jacksonville Community Park June 20-22. Watch soldiers drill and prepare for battle, fix meals, practice medicine and enac...]]>