IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Thu, 29 Sep 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 World’s largest photography event http://illinoistimes.com/article-17749-world%25E2%2580%2599s-largest-photography-event.html World’s largest photography event
 Spend your Saturday morning shooting and sharing photos of historic central Illinois during the Ninth Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. The Springfield walk will be lead by Robert Fox, a...]]>
Solar energy at work http://illinoistimes.com/article-17750-solar-energy-at-work.html Solar energy at work
 See solar energy hard at work in Springfield during the 10th annual Illinois Solar Tour, hosted by the Illinois Energy Association. The free, open-house-style event takes place on Saturday, Oct....]]>
Historical medieval battle http://illinoistimes.com/article-17751-historical-medieval-battle.html Historical medieval battle
 See a different type of historical reenactment this weekend. Witness medieval fighters from around the world compete in full-contact medieval steel combat during the Battle of the Nations on Sat...]]>
Route 66 rivalry http://illinoistimes.com/article-17725-route-66-rivalry.html Route 66 rivalry
 Jacksonville’s Playhouse on the Square is pleased to present Bleacher Bums, a Cubs/Cardinals comedy presented in nine innings. Originally penned by Tony Award-winning actor, producer, director...]]>
Celebrate the supernatural http://illinoistimes.com/article-17726-celebrate-the-supernatural.html Celebrate the supernatural
 This weekend, paranormal enthusiasts will gather in one of the most haunted small towns in the Midwest to celebrate ghosts, hauntings and the supernatural. The 16th annual American Hauntings Fal...]]>
Interdenominational hymn sing http://illinoistimes.com/article-17727-interdenominational-hymn-sing.html Interdenominational hymn sing
 Help Grace Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran churches commemorate their 175th anniversaries during Springfield’s first-ever City Wide Hymn Fest on Sunday, Sept. 25. The concert, directed by J.B. G...]]>
Ice princesses http://illinoistimes.com/article-17709-ice-princesses.html Ice princesses
 What better way to spend your time than with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and four of Disney’s most-loved princesses? During Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream, a touring family show, attendees will beco...]]>
A play with music http://illinoistimes.com/article-17710-a-play-with-music.html A play with music
 Based on the popular books by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher, Rick Elice’s five-time Tony Award-winning play, poses and answers one of the age-old questions of childh...]]>
A jaunt through the jewel of Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-17711-a-jaunt-through-the-jewel-of-springfield.html A jaunt through the jewel of Springfield
 Step through time during the annual Enos Park Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1-5 p.m. See fully restored historic homes, homes that are currently in the process of being restored...]]>
An abundance of art http://illinoistimes.com/article-17675-an-abundance-of-art.html An abundance of art
 Soak up the last days of summer during the Springfield Park District’s nationally ranked art extravaganza featuring fine arts and crafts and live carillon music plus activities and programs fo...]]>
Classic country crooners http://illinoistimes.com/article-17676-classic-country-crooners.html Classic country crooners
 If you love classic country music, don’t miss Classic Nashville Roadshow, an authentic traveling roadshow featuring the songs of Dolly, Hank, Patsy, George, Merle and more. The touring concert...]]>
Run on the rolling prairie http://illinoistimes.com/article-17677-run-on-the-rolling-prairie.html Run on the rolling prairie
 See a prairie up close and learn interesting facts about tallgrass prairie ecosystems on Sept. 17 during Friends of the Sangamon Valley’s Run for the Prairie 10K, 5K and one-mile family fun ru...]]>
Ale have another http://illinoistimes.com/article-17631-ale-have-another.html Ale have another
 Clams and cold ones. Bivalves and brews. Mollusks and mead. No matter how you say it, the Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival sounds like heaven. Now in its seventh year, this charity event fea...]]>
Cutting crime with cool cars http://illinoistimes.com/article-17632-cutting-crime-with-cool-cars.html Cutting crime with cool cars
 It’s not often you get to help improve public safety by going to a party and looking at amazing cars, but that’s the idea behind the Crime Stoppers Hangar Party on Sept. 4. Crime Stoppers of...]]>
Rolling along http://illinoistimes.com/article-17633-rolling-along.html Rolling along
 If you’ve ever been curious about roller derby, here’s your chance to check it out. MidState Mayhem Roller Derby holds a training program every Tuesday evening for newbies – a.k.a “fresh...]]>
Unscripted, live comedy http://illinoistimes.com/article-17609-unscripted-live-comedy.html Unscripted, live comedy
The Portuguese Rodeo Clown Company is on a mission to “make America laugh again.” Help them achieve their goal by attending one or both of their two-hour performances Aug. 26-27, at 8 p.m., in the...]]>
Play rugby this fall http://illinoistimes.com/article-17610-play-rugby-this-fall.html Play rugby this fall
 The Springfield Celts Rugby Football Clubs are gearing up for their fall seasons, and you could be part of the action. The Springfield Celts Rugby Football Club was initially established as a me...]]>
Under the sea http://illinoistimes.com/article-17571-under-the-sea.html Under the sea
 See Ariel, Flounder, Ursula, King Triton, Sebastian and more during The Muni’s presentation of Disney’s Little Mermaid. Based on the classic 1989 Disney film and the 1830s fairy tale by Hans...]]>
Migration celebration http://illinoistimes.com/article-17572-migration-celebration.html Migration celebration
 This Saturday join The Log Cabin Birders and Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site for a celebration of some of the world’s smallest birds. Aver...]]>
State Fair Shuffle http://illinoistimes.com/article-17546-state-fair-shuffle.html State Fair Shuffle
 Three of the 1985 Chicago Bears will lead the Illinois State Fair’s annual Twilight Parade on Thursday, Aug. 11. Dan Hampton, Otis Wilson and Steve McMichael are all former Super Bowl champion...]]>
See up to 150 meteors per hour http://illinoistimes.com/article-17547-see-up-to-150-meteors-per-hour.html See up to 150 meteors per hour
 The Perseid Meteor Shower occurs around the second week of August each year. The Perseid shower is generally known for producing up to 100 frequent, bright meteors an hour. However, due to Jupit...]]>
MMRD’s home season closer http://illinoistimes.com/article-17524-mmrd%25E2%2580%2599s-home-season-closer.html MMRD’s home season closer
 This weekend see two roller derby bouts for the price of one as Springfield’s all-female flat track roller derby league, Midstate Mayhem, takes on Metro East’s Confluence Crush Roller Derby...]]>
A new way to 5K http://illinoistimes.com/article-17525-a-new-way-to-5k.html A new way to 5K
 The Insane Inflatable 5K bounces into Centennial Park on Saturday, Aug. 6. Race waves begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue every 15 minutes through 11:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile race is geared towards anyo...]]>
Spectacular air and ground displays http://illinoistimes.com/article-17526-spectacular-air-and-ground-displays.html Spectacular air and ground displays
 The annual Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular features hundreds of cars on show as well as a variety of air and ground displays to delight attendees of all ages. See the Transformers’...]]>
Booze, brains and brawn http://illinoistimes.com/article-17505-booze-brains-and-brawn.html Booze, brains and brawn
 On Saturday, July 30, join Springfield’s Animal Protective League and 10 downtown bars for the APL’s Second Annual Underdog Crawl. The fun begins at Balen’s Bar and Grill with registration...]]>
Celebrate local http://illinoistimes.com/article-17506-celebrate-local.html Celebrate local
 The Sixth Annual Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival boasts three stages of continuous live music by 23 local, original bands; more than 100 craft beers by local, regional and national brewers...]]>
The Doctor Is In http://illinoistimes.com/article-17507-the-doctor-is-in.html The Doctor Is In
 No matter your sport, fitness regimen or skill level, all athletes must learn to properly care for their bodies. Athletes of all sports and skill levels are invited to join Springfield Clinic at...]]>
Food trucks at the fairgrounds http://illinoistimes.com/article-17470-food-trucks-at-the-fairgrounds.html Food trucks at the fairgrounds
 Enjoy cold beverages, delicious food and live music during the first annual Springfield Food Truck Festival hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The festival will be held on S...]]>
Sing, dance and play http://illinoistimes.com/article-17471-sing-dance-and-play.html Sing, dance and play
 The Springfield Park District is proud to present a free singalong, dance-along and do-along music festival and 40-year celebration for Funshop, the Springfield Park District’s play-based educ...]]>
Bands and bacon http://illinoistimes.com/article-17472-bands-and-bacon.html Bands and bacon
 The WUIS Bedrock 66 Live! concert series is thrilled to present the Bedrock 66 Live! Music Festival in conjunction with the Downtown Bacon Throwdown II on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, in dow...]]>