IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Mon, 21 Apr 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Indian sounds http://illinoistimes.com/article-13764-indian-sounds.html Indian sounds
 Enjoy the classic tale The Jungle Book April 18-19 presented by Springfield Theatre Centre. Gil and Ann Opferman are directing this beloved story of Mowgli the Indian boy raised by wolves i...]]>
American notes http://illinoistimes.com/article-13765-american-notes.html American notes
 Longtime rural Midwestern singer/songwriter Chris Vallillo headlines the Prairie Grapevine Folklore Society Concert on Tuesday evening, April 22. Known for his skillful guitar playing and singin...]]>
Pro-future planet http://illinoistimes.com/article-13766-pro-future-planet.html Pro-future planet
 “Consumerism, Society and our Ecological Future” is the talk, Tuesday, April 22 at UIS Brookens Auditorium, by featured speaker Tim Kasser, professor of psychology at Knox College and a...]]>
Horror fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-13724-horror-fun.html Horror fun
 Prairie Capital Convention Center will host ScareFest Road Trip, a convention for horror and paranormal enthusiasts, April 12-13. Intended as a preview of the larger convention held in Lexington...]]>
Musical stories http://illinoistimes.com/article-13725-musical-stories.html Musical stories
 Roxy Theatricals presents Songs for a New World at The Legacy Theatre April 11-19. This contemporary musical by Jason Robert Brown is a collection of musical vignettes each about a crucial point...]]>
Joy ride http://illinoistimes.com/article-13726-joy-ride.html Joy ride
 Illinois State Fairground’s Coliseum comes alive April 11-12 with the rustle and bustle of C-Bar Rodeo’s championship bull riding and barrel racing. Bring the entire family out to a show lik...]]>
Libation creations http://illinoistimes.com/article-13693-libation-creations.html Libation creations
 Illinois State Museum joins downtown First Fridays with an event for science, art, history, music and beer lovers. Art + Science Craft Beer is set from 5-8 p.m. Find curators and scientists who...]]>
Come together http://illinoistimes.com/article-13694-come-together.html Come together
 Classic Albums Live is coming to the Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Friday, April 4, to perform songs from the Beatles classic album Abbey Road. That’s what the group Classic Albums Live does. Foun...]]>
Contemporary media http://illinoistimes.com/article-13695-contemporary-media.html Contemporary media
The latest exhibition at Springfield Art Association is the new work of University of Illinois Springfield faculty. An opening reception is Friday, April 4, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Featured faculty artist...]]>
Smooth skating http://illinoistimes.com/article-13662-smooth-skating.html Smooth skating
 Springfield Figure Skating Club presents Springfield’s every own ice show on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, at Nelson Center Ice Arena in Lincoln Park. More than 50 SFSC members, al...]]>
Master instrumentalists http://illinoistimes.com/article-13663-master-instrumentalists.html Master instrumentalists
 From the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco and on a spring tour around the country, SFJAZZ Collective makes an appearance at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS on Sunday, March 30. Hailing from around the wo...]]>
Inequality in India http://illinoistimes.com/article-13664-inequality-in-india.html Inequality in India
 Journalist and author Katherine Boo will discuss her award-winning book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, during a rescheduled talk and book signing at the University of Illinois Springfield Brook...]]>
Medieval combat http://illinoistimes.com/article-13665-medieval-combat.html Medieval combat
 Springfield’s Armored Combat League and the International Medieval Combat Federation present the USA Knights 2014 Spring Nationals right here in Springfield at the Illinois State Fairgrounds o...]]>
Fantastic fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-13643-fantastic-fun.html Fantastic fun
 You know him and you love him and now a version of Shrek you probably haven’t seen is coming to the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Shrek the Musical runs March 21-23 and 28-30. Based on the Osc...]]>
Bach’s birthday http://illinoistimes.com/article-13644-bach%25E2%2580%2599s-birthday.html Bach’s birthday
 In honor of Bach’s birthday (Bach was born March 31, 1685), four local talented musicians will perform a baroque concert at Blessed Sacrament Church on the evening of Friday, March 21. Oboist...]]>
Women and voting http://illinoistimes.com/article-13645-women-and-voting.html Women and voting
 Celebrating Women’s History Month, the American Association of University Women and University of Illinois at Springfield History Department present a roundtable of historians, elected officia...]]>
Japanese drumming http://illinoistimes.com/article-13616-japanese-drumming.html Japanese drumming
 This isn’t just drumming – this is an amazing combination of percussion instruments that look like beautiful sculptures, explosive and hypnotizing sounds of Taiko drumming and the perfectly...]]>
Laughter and love http://illinoistimes.com/article-13617-laughter-and-love.html Laughter and love
 Locals Johnny Molson and Mary Young star in the Lanford Wilson Pulitzer Prize-winning play Talley’s Folly at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, March 14-16 and 21-23. Set in Missouri during 194...]]>
Curbside celebration http://illinoistimes.com/article-13618-curbside-celebration.html Curbside celebration
 Springfield’s 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will “Rock the Blarney” through the streets of downtown Saturday at noon. Floats, bands and at host of local folks and organizatio...]]>
Fighting poverty http://illinoistimes.com/article-13561-fighting-poverty.html Fighting poverty
 An important documentary, Girl Rising, will be shown twice in Springfield, at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church on March 9, and Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois Springfield, on M...]]>
Perfecting the portraiture http://illinoistimes.com/article-13562-perfecting-the-portraiture.html Perfecting the portraiture
 New York City photographer Sean Fader brings his acclaimed contemporary photographic series to the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery. Fader’s exhibition SUP?, reviewed in...]]>
Folk and Celtic accords http://illinoistimes.com/article-13563-folk-and-celtic-accords.html Folk and Celtic accords
 Americana and Celtic music duo Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack return to the Hoogland Center for the Arts March 8 for another amazing concert. They will be joined on stage by the Central I...]]>
Tasty tidbits http://illinoistimes.com/article-13535-tasty-tidbits.html Tasty tidbits
 A popular wintertime expo takes place in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds this weekend, March 1-2. More than 70 Illinois companies will provide free food samples and sell their...]]>
Think spring http://illinoistimes.com/article-13536-think-spring.html Think spring
 Get in the spring mindset with this vegetable gardening workshop at the University of Illinois Extension office Saturday, March 1. Learn ways that you can enhance the crop you grow in your garde...]]>
Wall sculpture http://illinoistimes.com/article-13537-wall-sculpture.html Wall sculpture
 DISillusion is the name of the art exhibit by Springfield artist Adam G. Perschbacher on display at the Anne Lloyd Gallery in downtown Decatur starting March 1. An opening reception is planned f...]]>
Giving and gifting http://illinoistimes.com/article-13506-giving-and-gifting.html Giving and gifting
 Local artist Stan Squires offers limited edition prints of three Springfield landmarks through March 31 as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. Half of the proceeds go to the nonprofit. The illu...]]>
Shakespeare and percussion http://illinoistimes.com/article-13507-shakespeare-and-percussion.html Shakespeare and percussion
Illinois Symphony Orchestra has a spectacular concert planned for Saturday, Feb. 22, at Sangamon Auditorium UIS that includes a special guest percussionist and a dramatic performance. ISO is joined by...]]>
Embracing differences http://illinoistimes.com/article-13508-embracing-differences.html Embracing differences
Illinois State Museum is planning a fun and educational Saturday for families and individuals on Feb. 22. Learn about the heritage and traditions of various world cultures through hands-on crafts, int...]]>
Song and storytelling http://illinoistimes.com/article-13474-song-and-storytelling.html Song and storytelling
 Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble returns to UIS Studio Theatre Feb. 15 for a collaboration with University of Illinois Springfield faculty members that takes from the theme of the ancient Gree...]]>
Play of lovers http://illinoistimes.com/article-13475-play-of-lovers.html Play of lovers
 Three performances of Romeo and Juliet will be shown on the big screen at AMC Showplace 12 on the Westside Valentine’s Day weekend. This is not the classic 1968 movie, or the 1996 Leonardo Dic...]]>