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Although Teresa Caputo reports that she has been seeing spirits since she was four years old, it wasn’t until she was well into her 20s that she began to understand her role as a medium and learned...]]>
Passionate Pickers Passionate Pickers
 Kirk Hanser was gifted his first guitar in 1978. This gift immediately launched Hanser on a journey into the world of classical guitar, and by the mid-1980s, he had already launched a career, pe...]]>
Stories of elections past Stories of elections past
 On Saturday, bring your political memorabilia to the Old State Capitol for a History Harvest hosted by the University of Illinois-Springfield’s Department of History. Students from Devin Hunte...]]>
Lincoln’s first film festival Lincoln’s first film festival
 Don’t miss the inaugural Lincoln Film Festival, the brainchild of co-founders Brenda Chapman, Oscar-winning director of Disney’s Brave, and David Lanternman, owner of the Lincoln Grand 8 The...]]>
An aca-perfect concert An aca-perfect concert
 Artistic producer Deke Sharon, best known for his vocal direction on Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 as well as his work on NBC’s hit a capella singing competition “The Sing Off” is hail...]]>
Pumpkin party Pumpkin party
 Show your support for the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon and the Washington Park Botanical Gardens by attending the 2016 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. The annual pumpkin party showcases the 2,016 J...]]>
Famed funnyman Famed funnyman
 See comedian Kevin Farley live this weekend at Donnie B’s Comedy Club. While Kevin is commonly known as the younger brother to “Saturday Night Live” superstar Chris Farley and the older br...]]>
Female health fair Female health fair
 Springfield’s premier event devoted to the physical, emotional and financial health and well-being of women of all ages returns to the Illinois State Fairgrounds’ Orr Building this Saturday...]]>
Springfield’s history and heritage Springfield’s history and heritage
 See actors and actresses in period costume portray eight people buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery whose actions were central to the development of Springfield. Portrayed individuals include Leanna Do...]]>
World’s largest photography event 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...]]>