IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Fri, 24 Mar 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Prints by William Crook Jr. http://illinoistimes.com/article-18433-prints-by-william-crook-jr.html Prints by William Crook Jr.
 On Thursday, March 23, join local artist William Crook Jr. for a discussion of his print series titled “Portals into Springfield.” Since the 1970s, Bill has created art depicting life in Spr...]]>
Lots of laughs http://illinoistimes.com/article-18434-lots-of-laughs.html Lots of laughs
 Mason City Limits Comedy Club is honored to host former contributing writer on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and current writer and frequent guest of the “Bob and Tom Show,” Rob Hane...]]>
A “hoppy” holiday photo op http://illinoistimes.com/article-18435-a-%25E2%2580%259Choppy%25E2%2580%259D-holiday-photo-op.html A “hoppy” holiday photo op
 Kids can meet with and pose for a commemorative souvenir photo with the Easter bunny during White Oaks Malls’ Easter Bunny Photo Experience sponsored by The Gymboree Corporation and Universal...]]>
Treatment over punishment http://illinoistimes.com/article-18404-treatment-over-punishment.html Treatment over punishment
 Join the University of Illinois at Springfield on Tuesday, March 21, for a presentation by Major Neill Franklin, a law enforcement advocate for a more compassionate to approach to the war on dru...]]>
Crafting fun for the family http://illinoistimes.com/article-18405-crafting-fun-for-the-family.html Crafting fun for the family
 Treat yourself to a craft day in the village of Elkhart on Saturday, March 18. The second annual crafting event is hosted by three locally owned and operated businesses in the heart of downtown...]]>
A fusion of film, dance and music http://illinoistimes.com/article-18406-a-fusion-of-film-dance-and-music.html A fusion of film, dance and music
 Experience the film, dance and music of Bollywood on Sunday during Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue, the internationally acclaimed musical produced and directed by talented sisters Vaibh...]]>
Garden day in Lincoln http://illinoistimes.com/article-18378-garden-day-in-lincoln.html Garden day in Lincoln
 On Saturday, join the University of Illinois Extension Logan County Master Gardeners for an event honoring Russel Allen, a charter member of the Logan County Master Gardener volunteer program. R...]]>
Body, mind and spirit http://illinoistimes.com/article-18379-body-mind-and-spirit.html Body, mind and spirit
 Visions by JDR is pleased to host their Eighth Annual Holistic Fair on March 11-12, at the Illinois Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. This rejuvenating and healing event features a ple...]]>
Broadway in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-18380-broadway-in-springfield.html Broadway in Springfield
 Experience the longest-running American musical in Broadway history March 13-14 at Sangamon Auditorium. Now in its 20th year on Broadway, Chicago: The Musical has garnered six Tony Awards, two O...]]>
International Womens’ Day http://illinoistimes.com/article-18349-international-womens%25E2%2580%2599-day.html International Womens’ Day
 On Wednesday, March 8, join University of Illinois at Springfield alumna Samantha Drew Gordon for an ECCE Speaker Series presentation that explores how women can succeed and lead in traditionall...]]>
Information on immigration http://illinoistimes.com/article-18350-information-on-immigration.html Information on immigration
 On Tuesday, March 7, the University of Illinois at Springfield will present a panel discussion designed to clear up myths associated with immigration and provide a clearer understanding of the h...]]>
Sinfonia Orchestra and Youth Symphony http://illinoistimes.com/article-18351-sinfonia-orchestra-and-youth-symphony.html Sinfonia Orchestra and Youth Symphony
 On Saturday, March 4, join the Sangamon Valley Sinfonia Orchestra and Youth Symphony for their annual Winter Concert. The Sinfonia Orchestra will perform Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 4�...]]>
Teenagers recite poetry http://illinoistimes.com/article-18324-teenagers-recite-poetry.html Teenagers recite poetry
 In 2005 the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation established the Poetry Out Loud contest, which utilizes poetry as a vehicle to test teenage students on their oration and in...]]>
Sample Illinois wine http://illinoistimes.com/article-18325-sample-illinois-wine.html Sample Illinois wine
 Discover a wide variety of Illinois wines in one relaxed setting on Friday, Feb. 24, from 7-10 p.m. This annual festival is combined with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association’s...]]>
Become storm savvy http://illinoistimes.com/article-18326-become-storm-savvy.html Become storm savvy
 On Monday, Feb. 27, the National Weather Service will offer a free “Severe Weather Storm Spotting” course in the student union on the lower level of Menard Hall at Lincoln Land Community Col...]]>
Hot home trends http://illinoistimes.com/article-18308-hot-home-trends.html Hot home trends
 Don’t miss the 2017 Springfield Area Home Builders Association Home Exposition, which features more than 120 vendors showcasing the latest trends in home building and remodeling. The annual sh...]]>
Junie’s tips, tricks and trip-ups http://illinoistimes.com/article-18309-junie%25E2%2580%2599s-tips-tricks-and-trip-ups.html Junie’s tips, tricks and trip-ups
 On Friday, Feb. 17, enjoy a musical adventure based off the popular book series by the late children’s author Barbara Parks. The Junie B. Jones book series was created for beginning readers an...]]>
All-star audition advice http://illinoistimes.com/article-18310-all-star-audition-advice.html All-star audition advice
 If you’ve ever expressed curiosity and a desire to take to the stage, attend The Muni’s Audition Workshops on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This event will be split...]]>
Fragrant flowers http://illinoistimes.com/article-18279-fragrant-flowers.html Fragrant flowers
 Bask in the beauty, complexity and diversity of the orchid family this weekend during the Prairie State Orchid Society’s annual show and sale. With between 20,000 and 30,000 different species,...]]>
An artistic double-header http://illinoistimes.com/article-18277-an-artistic-double-header.html An artistic double-header
 On Friday, Feb. 10, the DEMO Project hosts an opening reception for contemporary artists Emily Ward Bivens and Frances Lightbound, the brains behind the two newest exhibitions housed inside the...]]>
Working together for the Lincoln legacy http://illinoistimes.com/article-18278-working-together-for-the-lincoln-legacy.html Working together for the Lincoln legacy
 Celebrate the 208th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lincoln Land Community College by attending the Lincoln Legacy Lectures on Monday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m., at...]]>
Poetry, music and dance http://illinoistimes.com/article-18231-poetry-music-and-dance.html Poetry, music and dance
 Don’t miss the Vachel Lindsay Association and Springfield Youth Performance Group Foundation’s “VOLTA: Animal Kingdom” show. VOLTA is an annual performance that showcases Springfield’s...]]>
An intimate theater experience http://illinoistimes.com/article-18232-an-intimate-theater-experience.html An intimate theater experience
 Step back in time to a fabled world of kings, queens and medieval sword-fighting during The Lion in Winter, the first production of 2017 from Springfield’s Legacy Theatre. Although The Lion in...]]>
The ins and outs of lobbying http://illinoistimes.com/article-18204-the-ins-and-outs-of-lobbying.html The ins and outs of lobbying
 On Friday, join the University of Illinois Springfield’s Institute for Legal, Legislative and Policy Studies for a seminar on how to effectively lobby the Illinois General Assembly. The progra...]]>
Springfield Area Many Ethnicities http://illinoistimes.com/article-18205-springfield-area-many-ethnicities.html Springfield Area Many Ethnicities
 As our world increasingly turns to digital media, it is easy to underestimate and overvalue the role of libraries as cultural and community centers. But according to Lincoln Library director Nan...]]>
Figure drawing http://illinoistimes.com/article-18206-figure-drawing.html Figure drawing
 Attention artists of all skill and experience levels: Are you interested in honing your figure-drawing skills? Come to the The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space on Monday and Tuesday nights for a s...]]>
Inauguration questions answered http://illinoistimes.com/article-18174-inauguration-questions-answered.html Inauguration questions answered
 The 2016 election has shaken longstanding assumptions about American politics, leaving many people with more questions than answers. On Inauguration Day, the Springfield Art Association and Univ...]]>
Reflections on race http://illinoistimes.com/article-18175-reflections-on-race.html Reflections on race
 The Springfield Race Unity Committee presents eight local small conversation groups (including Springfield police officers) reporting on past, present and future efforts to promote unity, interr...]]>
Artistic little monsters http://illinoistimes.com/article-18149-artistic-little-monsters.html Artistic little monsters
 On Saturday, Jan. 14, bring your little monster to the downtown YMCA for a “Cookies and Canvas”-themed “Kids Night Out” event. Under the guidance of the YMCA’s art staff, kids will pai...]]>
A search for passion and adventure http://illinoistimes.com/article-18150-a-search-for-passion-and-adventure.html A search for passion and adventure
 On Wednesday, Jan. 18, treat the family to a performance of Pippin, the high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical that features choreography in the style of Bob Fosse, amazing acrobatics by Le...]]>