IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Thu, 11 Feb 16 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 A children’s reggae musical http://illinoistimes.com/article-16788-a-children%25E2%2580%2599s-reggae-musical.html A children’s reggae musical
 Three Little Birds is a modern-day fairytale for children ages four and up about the zany adventures of shy, 11-year-old Ziggy. The production is based on a children’s story of the same name p...]]>
Abraham Lincoln and the Todd women http://illinoistimes.com/article-16789-abraham-lincoln-and-the-todd-women.html Abraham Lincoln and the Todd women
 The public is invited to commemorate the birth of Abraham Lincoln by attending the Eighth Annual Lincoln Lecture on Friday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community Col...]]>
Hilarious hypnosis http://illinoistimes.com/article-16790-hilarious-hypnosis.html Hilarious hypnosis
 Try something different for your next date night or group outing, such as an evening with professional stage hypnotist Jeff Harpring. Jeff’s unforgettable stage show is based on hilarity and i...]]>
Actress/author Amber Tamblyn http://illinoistimes.com/article-16756-actress_author-amber-tamblyn.html Actress/author Amber Tamblyn
 Actress/author/director Amber Tamblyn will present two Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Lectures at Illinois College 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, in Rammelkamp Chapel and Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p...]]>
UIS New Voices on Racial Justice Series http://illinoistimes.com/article-16757-uis-new-voices-on-racial-justice-series.html UIS New Voices on Racial Justice Series
 “White talk” is about rejecting racism, recognizing shared experiences and praising equality. On Tuesday, join Dr. Alison Bailey, director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Illi...]]>
Mr. Lincoln’s favorite songs http://illinoistimes.com/article-16758-mr-lincoln%25E2%2580%2599s-favorite-songs.html Mr. Lincoln’s favorite songs
 Hear the songs enjoyed by Abraham Lincoln on the very instrument he used to listen to. On Saturday, Feb. 6, see the unveiling of the recently restored square grand piano made by Emilius N. Scher...]]>
A murderous meeting http://illinoistimes.com/article-16725-a-murderous-meeting.html A murderous meeting
 Join the Lanphier High School Drama Club for a murder mystery involving a gathering of the world’s greatest mystery writers, all attending under aliases of famous authors. A poetry-spouting �...]]>
Step into tradition http://illinoistimes.com/article-16726-step-into-tradition.html Step into tradition
 Start Black History Month off on the right foot and enjoy a spirited dance performance by Step Afrika!, the first professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Stepping beca...]]>
Taxi Tehran http://illinoistimes.com/article-16727-taxi-tehran.html Taxi Tehran
 The fourth film in the 25th Annual Molly Schlich Film Series is 2015’s Taxi Tehran. When Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a ta...]]>
Details of Blagojevich’s impeachment http://illinoistimes.com/article-16691-details-of-blagojevich%25E2%2580%2599s-impeachment.html Details of Blagojevich’s impeachment
 In 2008 the FBI arrested Rod Blagojevich, the then-governor of Illinois, and charged him with trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. In A Just Cause: The Impeachment and Remova...]]>
Central Illinois’ biggest stair climb http://illinoistimes.com/article-16692-central-illinois%25E2%2580%2599-biggest-stair-climb.html Central Illinois’ biggest stair climb
 Help the American Lung Association raise funds to help those affected by lung disease while participating in central Illinois’ biggest stair climb on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 a.m. Participants ar...]]>
Washington teens who overcame adversity http://illinoistimes.com/article-16693-washington-teens-who-overcame-adversity.html Washington teens who overcame adversity
 Enjoy a complimentary screening of Paper Tigers, a film about the pain, danger and hopes of troubled, struggling teens and how one Washington high school was able to increase significantly their...]]>
A comedy of bad manners http://illinoistimes.com/article-16668-a-comedy-of-bad-manners.html A comedy of bad manners
 Beat the winter blahs by taking in a hilarious comedy of bad manners set in a 1920s English country house. Hay Fever tells the comical tale of retired actress Judith Bliss, her novelist husband...]]>
A play about pursuing a deam http://illinoistimes.com/article-16669-a-play-about-pursuing-a-deam.html A play about pursuing a deam
 Join the Springfield Theatre Centre at the Hoogland Center for the Arts Jan 15-17 and 22-24 for their presentation of Tick, Tick… BOOM!, an autobiographical musical by American award-winning c...]]>
Homecoming for Hillary http://illinoistimes.com/article-16670-homecoming-for-hillary.html Homecoming for Hillary
 Enjoy an art exhibition and meet and greet with Hillary Werth, a skilled athlete turned talented contemporary artist. This is the first hometown art show for Werth, a 2005 graduate of Chatham Gl...]]>
See 19th and 20th century Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-16642-see-19th-and-20th-century-springfield.html See 19th and 20th century Springfield
 See the architectural history of the city of Springfield in more than 40 photos dating back to the 19th and 20th century during the Shifting Sands exhibition on display Jan. 8-27 at the Springfi...]]>
Harp recital by Chen-Yu Huang http://illinoistimes.com/article-16643-harp-recital-by-chen-yu-huang.html Harp recital by Chen-Yu Huang
 Enjoy a complimentary, midday break with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s Around the Town Concert Series. January’s performance features a harp recital by Chen-Yu Huang, an accomplished har...]]>
Theatrical basketball http://illinoistimes.com/article-16601-theatrical-basketball.html Theatrical basketball
 The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater and comedy to create a superstar sports show that will delight the young and old alike. The team pla...]]>
Independent, international films http://illinoistimes.com/article-16602-independent-international-films.html Independent, international films
 Indulge your excitement for the 25th Annual Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series by attending a popcorn and fun-filled preview party at the Springfield Art Association on Wedn...]]>
Learn self defense from a black belt http://illinoistimes.com/article-16603-learn-self-defense-from-a-black-belt.html Learn self defense from a black belt
 Learn the art of self defense in a free, hour-long seminar led by Mark Commean, a black belt trainer in the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 2001 and current head instructor and owner at Gracie Hum...]]>
A tasty tradition http://illinoistimes.com/article-16586-a-tasty-tradition.html A tasty tradition
 This Christmas enjoy a hot, delicious meal shared among individuals of all faiths during the 12th Annual Holiday Interfaith Breakfast at Temple B’rith Sholom. The breakfast consists of scrambl...]]>
Year-end laughs http://illinoistimes.com/article-16587-year-end-laughs.html Year-end laughs
 See some of the Midwest’s top comedians this Saturday during the Best of the Midwest Comedy Showcase. The show features up-and-coming comedians from central Illinois, Chicago and St. Louis. Lo...]]>
Reflections on creative spaces http://illinoistimes.com/article-16588-reflections-on-creative-spaces.html Reflections on creative spaces
 Stop by The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space for a peek at their current gallery show, Neo-Surrealism: Third Eye Exhibit. The show features a variety of work from Pharmacy member artists including...]]>
A versatile voice http://illinoistimes.com/article-16544-a-versatile-voice.html A versatile voice
 In 2012 singer Chris Mann was brought to national attention as one of the top four finalists on NBC’s The Voice, thus beginning his career in the public spotlight. That same year he released h...]]>
Two pianos, three shows, four hands http://illinoistimes.com/article-16545-two-pianos-three-shows-four-hands.html Two pianos, three shows, four hands
 Join Mark Gifford and Damien Kaplan for their brilliant dual piano show, which was created as a celebration of the arts for First Night 2012. Gifford is pastor at Parkway Christian Church, Disci...]]>
Hilarious Holiday http://illinoistimes.com/article-16546-hilarious-holiday.html Hilarious Holiday
 Richie Holiday did not grow up with a burning desire to be a comedian. He wanted to be an architect, but unfortunately he was terrible at math. A college professor suggested that Richie find som...]]>
Historic homes for the holidays http://illinoistimes.com/article-16516-historic-homes-for-the-holidays.html Historic homes for the holidays
 Hosted by the Springfield Heritage Sites Coalition, the fifth annual “An Historic Christmas” event highlights six of Springfield’s most beloved historic sites. During the event, the sites...]]>
Deck the walls with gifted artwork http://illinoistimes.com/article-16517-deck-the-walls-with-gifted-artwork.html Deck the walls with gifted artwork
 Gifted is a one-night-only contemporary art exhibition featuring artworks by the six talented leaders of The DEMO Project (Brad Balster, Brytton Bjorngaard, Shane Harris, Judah Johnson, Allison...]]>
Big chords, big dreams, big hair http://illinoistimes.com/article-16518-big-chords-big-dreams-big-hair.html Big chords, big dreams, big hair
 This weekend treat yourself or a loved one to a performance of the Springfield Theatre Centre’s production of Rock of Ages, the jukebox musical that features classic rock and glam metal hits f...]]>
Festive historic homes http://illinoistimes.com/article-16486-festive-historic-homes.html Festive historic homes
 Feel the holiday spirit during the 24th Annual Taylorville Christmas Home Tour, where six private homes will open their doors to the public. See Taylorville’s historic “Painted Lady” house...]]>