IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Mon, 28 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Block party http://illinoistimes.com/article-14221-block-party.html Block party
 Springfield Art Association rolls out its colorful festival Paint the Street in downtown Springfield Saturday, July 26. Anyone can purchase a six-foot by six-foot square to fill with their imagi...]]>
Group gardens http://illinoistimes.com/article-14222-group-gardens.html Group gardens
 University of Illinois Extension will host Roots to Rooftop Tour: Community Gardens, Urban Agriculture and a Rooftop Garden on Sunday, July 27. Extension educator Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant sa...]]>
Creative camerawork http://illinoistimes.com/article-14223-creative-camerawork.html Creative camerawork
 There’s a new gallery in town! 1227 is located at 1227 S. Pasfield Ave., behind The Pharmacy. Five local photographers Lou Fremgen, Tom Handy, James Hawker, Greg Laun and John Record, a group...]]>
Be corny http://illinoistimes.com/article-14190-be-corny.html Be corny
 Local, fresh sweet corn – That’s the tasty draw to the Chatham Sweet Corn Festival held at Chatham Community Park, southeast of the square, this weekend, July 18-19. But there’s so much mo...]]>
Loveable con man http://illinoistimes.com/article-14191-loveable-con-man.html Loveable con man
 Theatre in the Park at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic site opens with the Tony-award winning musical, The Music Man, directed by Bill Bauser Jr. “With a cast of 50, there’s plenty of a...]]>
Ice can be nice http://illinoistimes.com/article-14192-ice-can-be-nice.html Ice can be nice
 There aren’t many young’ns who aren’t crazy about the Disney film Frozen and haven’t watched it multiple times. Here’s a party and film viewing just for them. Four event times are avai...]]>
Edgy images http://illinoistimes.com/article-14193-edgy-images.html Edgy images
 Fashion Afrique opens its doors for an art exhibit. Pieces features the edgy photography and art of well-regarded Springfield-area art photographer Laura Kay Coffey and multimedia artist Mark Sc...]]>
Meal and music http://illinoistimes.com/article-14163-meal-and-music.html Meal and music
 Taste of Downtown is calling your taste buds to come on out and play. Eat some spectacular food such as Kimchi pork tacos, maple bacon on a stick or fried oyster po’ boys, cooked up from some...]]>
Elvis-like energy http://illinoistimes.com/article-14164-elvis-like-energy.html Elvis-like energy
 The Muni’s 2014 season got off to a great start with The Sound of Music and now presents its second show, the musical comedy All Shook Up, opening Friday, July 11. Directed by Anna Bussing, Al...]]>
Divine drama http://illinoistimes.com/article-14165-divine-drama.html Divine drama
 Agnes of God is being presented at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Theater III. You may remember the gripping film with Meg Tilly and Ann Bancroft. The stage drama follows the same storyline...]]>
Pricing pieces http://illinoistimes.com/article-14166-pricing-pieces.html Pricing pieces
 The Springfield Art Association is hosting two interesting and informative events on the weekend of July 11-12. The first one on Friday night, July 11, is a free talk about downsizing by getting...]]>
Downtown delight http://illinoistimes.com/article-14137-downtown-delight.html Downtown delight
 Capital City Celebration, July 3-5 in downtown Springfield, offers food, drink, free music, activities and fireworks! Capitol Ave. between Fourth and Fifth streets will have a stage with Lick Cr...]]>
Old-fashioned fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-14138-old-fashioned-fun.html Old-fashioned fun
 Based on a well attended 1842 Fourth of July gathering hosted by the Broadwell family, Clayville Historic Site is re-creating the historic event and inviting you. The daylong soirée features ol...]]>
Fresh food http://illinoistimes.com/article-14139-fresh-food.html Fresh food
 Those living on the east side of Springfield will be privy to fresh produce that will be available each Monday through Sept. 29 in the parking lot of the Sangamon County Department of Public Hea...]]>
Field day http://illinoistimes.com/article-14111-field-day.html Field day
 Families will have the opportunity to discover where food from their dinner plates comes from during Amazing Agriculture at the Illinois State Museum Saturday, June 28. Activities planned includ...]]>
Bang for your buck http://illinoistimes.com/article-14112-bang-for-your-buck.html Bang for your buck
 Central Illinois’ largest Independence Day fireworks display takes place Friday, June 27. Rock the Dock is famous for its fireworks launched from barges on Lake Springfield in front of Lake Sp...]]>
Going the extra mile http://illinoistimes.com/article-14113-going-the-extra-mile.html Going the extra mile
 Assumption Fest opens Thursday, June 26, in the small town of Assumption but the lineup is anything but small. Recently added to the parade on Saturday, June 28, is the vehicle and color guard,...]]>
Comic pastiche http://illinoistimes.com/article-14084-comic-pastiche.html Comic pastiche
 Tony-award winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie arrives at The Legacy Theatre in a sparkling new production June 20-29. Set in the Roaring ’20s, “Thoroughly Modern Millie is that ol...]]>
Illinois nature http://illinoistimes.com/article-14085-illinois-nature.html Illinois nature
 Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Sue Post will present a program on their newest book Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State, foreword by Illinois Audubon Society Execu...]]>
Witnessing the past http://illinoistimes.com/article-14086-witnessing-the-past.html Witnessing the past
 The largest mounted Civil War reenactment in the Midwest takes place in Jacksonville Community Park June 20-22. Watch soldiers drill and prepare for battle, fix meals, practice medicine and enac...]]>
Favorite things http://illinoistimes.com/article-14051-favorite-things.html Favorite things
 Springfield Municipal Opera will open its 2014 season with the musical The Sound of Music Friday, June 13. The production will run Fridays and Saturdays for three weekends with Thursday shows on...]]>
Survivor stories http://illinoistimes.com/article-14052-survivor-stories.html Survivor stories
 The documentary Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor will be shown at the Hoogland Center for the Arts Friday, June 13, thanks to the Staab family. Bravo! tells the story of Bravo Company, First Ba...]]>
All scream for bison http://illinoistimes.com/article-14053-all-scream-for-bison.html All scream for bison
 Springfield Art Association will host a free family gathering, celebrating their mascot -- a buffalo sculpture, created by John Kearny and purchased by the SAA in 1976. Kids’ activities, squar...]]>
Ideal identities http://illinoistimes.com/article-14030-ideal-identities.html Ideal identities
 The first event of the University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Experience Speakers Series is the film Two Spirits. Nominated for a GLAAD Media Award 2012, the documentary tells th...]]>
Abracadabra acts http://illinoistimes.com/article-14031-abracadabra-acts.html Abracadabra acts
 We can’t remember the last magic show to come to town. So we’re excited to have An Evening of Magic at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, June 7. Six nationally known magicians are appea...]]>
Everything Indian http://illinoistimes.com/article-14032-everything-indian.html Everything Indian
 Here’s a great reason to drive east from Springfield this Friday night, June 6, to Madden Arts Center. The Decatur Area Arts Council is hosting an event for the opening of its newest exhibit,...]]>
First-class bells http://illinoistimes.com/article-13994-first-class-bells.html First-class bells
 The International Carillon Festival returns to Washington Park June 4-8. Touted as one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events, this year’s carillonneurs are Robin Aust...]]>
Unwavering spirit http://illinoistimes.com/article-13995-unwavering-spirit.html Unwavering spirit
 The Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Dairy of Anne Frank opens Theatre in the Park’s summer season May 30. There will be six performances in the outdoor theatre at Lincoln’s New Salem State H...]]>
Inside look http://illinoistimes.com/article-13996-inside-look.html Inside look
 This downtown architectural walking tour begins in front of the Lincoln Herndon Law Office on south Old State Capitol Plaza at Sixth and Adams streets at 5:30 p.m. Join Anthony Rubano (pictured...]]>
Flamboyant song and dance http://illinoistimes.com/article-13957-flamboyant-song-and-dance.html Flamboyant song and dance
 There will be six performances of La Cage aux Folles at the Hoogland Center for the Arts May 23-25, 30-31 and June 1. The hilarious Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is about flamboyant couple...]]>