IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Wed, 29 Jun 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Free family fun close to home http://illinoistimes.com/article-17366-free-family-fun-close-to-home.html Free family fun close to home
 The annual street party and carnival known as Assumption Fest will take place June 23-25. Admission and parking are free all three days. The festival begins Thursday on the main stage with an op...]]>
A celebration of amateur radio http://illinoistimes.com/article-17367-a-celebration-of-amateur-radio.html A celebration of amateur radio
 Join the Sangamon Valley Radio Club, Springfield Community MakerSpace, former WAND-TV chief meteorologist Lee Davis and other technological experts for a Field Day and Family Day celebration to...]]>
An old-fashioned traveling road show http://illinoistimes.com/article-17368-an-old-fashioned-traveling-road-show.html An old-fashioned traveling road show
The live music capital of the world meets Springfield this weekend during two special performances of Branson on the Road, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Hoogland Center for the Arts....]]>
LGBT love http://illinoistimes.com/article-17353-lgbt-love.html LGBT love
On Saturday, June 18, join the Coalition of Rainbow Alliances for the 35th Annual Pride Picnic. This summery gathering provides an opportunity for the LGBT community and its supporters to come togethe...]]>
Shellin’ out family fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-17354-shellin%25E2%2580%2599-out-family-fun.html Shellin’ out family fun
 A busy weekend lies ahead for Springfield’s very own Prospect League collegiate baseball team. The Springfield Sliders play in Lisle on Thursday, travel to Quincy on Friday, and then swing bac...]]>
Leadership through Adlai’s lens http://illinoistimes.com/article-17355-leadership-through-adlai%25E2%2580%2599s-lens.html Leadership through Adlai’s lens
 Join former U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III on Thursday, June 16, as he discusses modern politics through the multi-generational lens of his family’s political leadership. In additional to se...]]>
Artist on the Plaza http://illinoistimes.com/article-17310-artist-on-the-plaza.html Artist on the Plaza
 This summer, spend your Tuesday and Thursday lunch hours outdoors enjoying the annual Artist on the Plaza free performance series at the Old State Capitol Plaza. Artist on the Plaza is the Sprin...]]>
Party in the parlor http://illinoistimes.com/article-17311-party-in-the-parlor.html Party in the parlor
 On Friday, June 10, History Comes Alive launches their weekly Parlor Pastimes with Mr. Lincoln program at Edwards Place. From 1-2 p.m. every Friday this summer, Mr. Abraham Lincoln will discuss...]]>
First name Barbie, last name Doll http://illinoistimes.com/article-17312-first-name-barbie-last-name-doll.html First name Barbie, last name Doll
 The Vachel Lindsay Association’s popular Poets in the Parlor series continues with a reading by Maureen Bocka, author of First name Barbie, last name Doll, on Thursday, June 12, from 2-3 p.m....]]>
Award-winning Jewish films http://illinoistimes.com/article-17283-award-winning-jewish-films.html Award-winning Jewish films
 For the third year in a row, The Jewish Federation of Springfield, alongside a handful of community supporters, presents its annual film series. The series kicks off on Thursday, June 2, with a...]]>
A rockin’ race http://illinoistimes.com/article-17284-a-rockin%25E2%2580%2599-race.html A rockin’ race
 The SOHO 10K run/walk was added to the SOHO Music Festival lineup in 2014 and is a healthy addition to the SOHO activities. The 6.2-mile point-to-point race will occur on Saturday, June 4, at 8...]]>
33 years of female friendship http://illinoistimes.com/article-17285-33-years-of-female-friendship.html 33 years of female friendship
Last year The Dixie Swim Club, an unforgettable comedy about five women whose friendships began 33 years ago on their college swim team, enjoyed a successful run at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. S...]]>
Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln http://illinoistimes.com/article-17261-your-friend-forever-a-lincoln.html Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln
 On Thursday, May 26, join historian and psychoanalyst Charles B. Strozier to celebrate the release of his new book, Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln an...]]>
An old-fashioned gathering http://illinoistimes.com/article-17262-an-old-fashioned-gathering.html An old-fashioned gathering
 Enjoy an early Memorial Day celebration along with the splendor of Oak Ridge Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon begins with a welcome and reflection on the significance of...]]>
Unplug and play outside http://illinoistimes.com/article-17233-unplug-and-play-outside.html Unplug and play outside
 School is almost out for summer! Celebrate by unplugging your electronic devices and playing outside with the Springfield Park District, genHkids, Springfield YMCA and Hy-Vee. While the day’s...]]>
Comedy + wine = fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-17234-comedy-%252B-wine-%253D-fun.html Comedy + wine = fun
 Treat yourself to a bit of fun this Thursday evening, complete with wine, snacks and laughs as Hill Prairie Winery hosts comedian Jay Harris for one very funny show. Jay’s accolades include be...]]>
Broadway and the Beast http://illinoistimes.com/article-17192-broadway-and-the-beast.html Broadway and the Beast
 Experience the classic love story of Belle, a young woman stuck in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under an enchantress’ spell, when the touring Broadway production of...]]>
A delicious comeback http://illinoistimes.com/article-17193-a-delicious-comeback.html A delicious comeback
 On Thursday, May 12, the Illinois Products Farmers Market returns for a ninth year of food and fun. The three-hour night market takes place 4-7 p.m. every Thursday now through October 13. Weekly...]]>
Downtown’s hidden gems http://illinoistimes.com/article-17165-downtown%25E2%2580%2599s-hidden-gems.html Downtown’s hidden gems
 On Thursday, May 5, join Downtown Springfield, Inc. and Illinois REALTORS for a self-guided tour of downtown residential and commercial spaces that are otherwise inaccessible to the general publ...]]>
You say fitness, I say fatness http://illinoistimes.com/article-17166-you-say-fitness-i-say-fatness.html You say fitness, I say fatness
 The Fat Ass 5K is not your grandfather’s 5K. The 3.1-mile race route includes beer, ice cream, coffee, donut and corn dog stations plus live entertainment and surprises throughout. This year�...]]>
A Mass 30 years in the making http://illinoistimes.com/article-17167-a-mass-30-years-in-the-making.html A Mass 30 years in the making
  A “Bach B-Minor Mass” concert will be performed at Central Baptist Church on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m., by the 60-person Springfield Choral Society along with a 27-piece orchestra, which i...]]>
New gallery, new show http://illinoistimes.com/article-17141-new-gallery-new-show.html New gallery, new show
 Join local artists David Brodsky, Jed Leber and Corrin Smithson McWhirter for the opening reception for “Translations,” the first exhibition to be displayed at the newly established SAA Coll...]]>
Animal-free antics http://illinoistimes.com/article-17142-animal-free-antics.html Animal-free antics
 Founded in 2011, Cirque Italia is the United States’ first traveling water circus. This magical European-inspired spectacle is the brainchild of Manuel Rebecchi, who spent his childhood travel...]]>
More trees, please http://illinoistimes.com/article-17104-more-trees-please.html More trees, please
 Protecting a city’s tree canopy is important for three key reasons: reducing climate temperature, reducing flooding and setting a standard of beauty and sustainability. Join Sustainable Spring...]]>
Food that fuels fitness and fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-17105-food-that-fuels-fitness-and-fun.html Food that fuels fitness and fun
  Since 1901, Junior League organizations have helped women develop as civic leaders and make positive, measurable impacts on their communities through various events, programs and services. On S...]]>
Dedicated young vocalists http://illinoistimes.com/article-17106-dedicated-young-vocalists.html Dedicated young vocalists
 One of the finest musical ensembles in the country performs Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., in Illinois College’s Rammelkamp Chapel. The American Boychoir is comprised of a diverse mix of boys in...]]>
Porky painting party http://illinoistimes.com/article-17090-porky-painting-party.html Porky painting party
 Join the Springfield Art Association for its annual “Roasted: Hot Pots and Pork” event and fundraiser. Glaze a pre-made ceramic pot, watch it being fired in an outdoor Raku kiln and enjoy a...]]>
Spring shopping http://illinoistimes.com/article-17091-spring-shopping.html Spring shopping
 Gardeners will have the opportunity to shop from 14 types of shade-loving woodland wildflowers plus 15 different bare root trees and shrubs this weekend during Lincoln Memorial Garden’s annual...]]>
Comedic country concert http://illinoistimes.com/article-17092-comedic-country-concert.html Comedic country concert
 The Legacy Theatre’s executive director, Scott Richardson, describes The Doyle and Debbie Show as “a love letter to both country music and its great duo acts.” The Nashville-based fictitio...]]>
Summer camp fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-17054-summer-camp-fun.html Summer camp fun
 Enjoy a full week of summer camp condensed into one fun evening during Camp Ondessonk’s Saturday Spectacular on Saturday, April 9, from 3:30 to 9 p.m., at St. Agnes School in Springfield. Some...]]>