IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Tue, 30 Aug 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Unscripted, live comedy http://illinoistimes.com/article-17609-unscripted-live-comedy.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17610-play-rugby-this-fall.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17571-under-the-sea.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17572-migration-celebration.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17546-state-fair-shuffle.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17547-see-up-to-150-meteors-per-hour.html 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...]]>
MMRD’s home season closer http://illinoistimes.com/article-17524-mmrd%25E2%2580%2599s-home-season-closer.html MMRD’s home season closer
 This weekend see two roller derby bouts for the price of one as Springfield’s all-female flat track roller derby league, Midstate Mayhem, takes on Metro East’s Confluence Crush Roller Derby...]]>
A new way to 5K http://illinoistimes.com/article-17525-a-new-way-to-5k.html A new way to 5K
 The Insane Inflatable 5K bounces into Centennial Park on Saturday, Aug. 6. Race waves begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue every 15 minutes through 11:30 a.m. The 3.1-mile race is geared towards anyo...]]>
Spectacular air and ground displays http://illinoistimes.com/article-17526-spectacular-air-and-ground-displays.html Spectacular air and ground displays
 The annual Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular features hundreds of cars on show as well as a variety of air and ground displays to delight attendees of all ages. See the Transformers’...]]>
Booze, brains and brawn http://illinoistimes.com/article-17505-booze-brains-and-brawn.html Booze, brains and brawn
 On Saturday, July 30, join Springfield’s Animal Protective League and 10 downtown bars for the APL’s Second Annual Underdog Crawl. The fun begins at Balen’s Bar and Grill with registration...]]>
Celebrate local http://illinoistimes.com/article-17506-celebrate-local.html Celebrate local
 The Sixth Annual Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival boasts three stages of continuous live music by 23 local, original bands; more than 100 craft beers by local, regional and national brewers...]]>
The Doctor Is In http://illinoistimes.com/article-17507-the-doctor-is-in.html The Doctor Is In
 No matter your sport, fitness regimen or skill level, all athletes must learn to properly care for their bodies. Athletes of all sports and skill levels are invited to join Springfield Clinic at...]]>
Food trucks at the fairgrounds http://illinoistimes.com/article-17470-food-trucks-at-the-fairgrounds.html Food trucks at the fairgrounds
 Enjoy cold beverages, delicious food and live music during the first annual Springfield Food Truck Festival hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The festival will be held on S...]]>
Sing, dance and play http://illinoistimes.com/article-17471-sing-dance-and-play.html Sing, dance and play
 The Springfield Park District is proud to present a free singalong, dance-along and do-along music festival and 40-year celebration for Funshop, the Springfield Park District’s play-based educ...]]>
Bands and bacon http://illinoistimes.com/article-17472-bands-and-bacon.html Bands and bacon
 The WUIS Bedrock 66 Live! concert series is thrilled to present the Bedrock 66 Live! Music Festival in conjunction with the Downtown Bacon Throwdown II on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, in dow...]]>
An interactive game show http://illinoistimes.com/article-17447-an-interactive-game-show.html An interactive game show
 Fans of NBC’s zany, celebrity-studded game show Hollywood Game Night will enjoy Word Play!, an evening of exciting word games at LOFT 125 in Decatur’s Madden Arts Center. On Friday, July 15,...]]>
A dark musical comedy http://illinoistimes.com/article-17448-a-dark-musical-comedy.html A dark musical comedy
 The Springfield Municipal Opera, commonly known as The Muni, is one of the largest community theater groups in the Midwest. The Muni’s amphitheater, originally built in 1950 atop a 55-acre whe...]]>
Sister Act: The Musical http://illinoistimes.com/article-17438-sister-act-the-musical.html Sister Act: The Musical
 This July, take in one of Broadway’s hottest musical comedies. The Legacy Theatre is proud to present Sister Act: The Musical, based off the 1992 cult film favorite starring Whoopi Goldberg. S...]]>
Celebrate Sherman http://illinoistimes.com/article-17439-celebrate-sherman.html Celebrate Sherman
 The land between The Rail Golf Course and Business 55 in Sherman will be the site of Sherman’s Homecoming celebration this Friday and Saturday, July 8-9. The fun begins on Friday at 5 p.m. wit...]]>
Fun for the Fourth http://illinoistimes.com/article-17404-fun-for-the-fourth.html Fun for the Fourth
 Usher in our nation’s birthday with two days of family fun hosted by the Springfield Jaycees during the annual Capital City Celebration. The festivities begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, wi...]]>
Street art http://illinoistimes.com/article-17405-street-art.html Street art
 Join the Springfield Art Association for the annual block party that encourages community members to literally paint the streets of downtown Springfield. For $30 per square, individuals and grou...]]>
Books, animals, crafts http://illinoistimes.com/article-17406-books-animals-crafts.html Books, animals, crafts
 Visit the Henson Robinson Zoo for a Wild About Reading program geared towards children ages 2 and up with a love of books, animals and crafts. The pet-themed program requires preregistration, wh...]]>
A Fourth of July slasher http://illinoistimes.com/article-17407-a-fourth-of-july-slasher.html A Fourth of July slasher
 This Saturday, join B | Movie Studios for the premiere of one of the most anticipated horror movies of the past few years, You Are Not Alone. The first-person POV thriller is considered “one o...]]>
Free family fun close to home http://illinoistimes.com/article-17366-free-family-fun-close-to-home.html Free family fun close to home
 The annual street party and carnival known as Assumption Fest will take place June 23-25. Admission and parking are free all three days. The festival begins Thursday on the main stage with an op...]]>
A celebration of amateur radio http://illinoistimes.com/article-17367-a-celebration-of-amateur-radio.html A celebration of amateur radio
 Join the Sangamon Valley Radio Club, Springfield Community MakerSpace, former WAND-TV chief meteorologist Lee Davis and other technological experts for a Field Day and Family Day celebration to...]]>
An old-fashioned traveling road show http://illinoistimes.com/article-17368-an-old-fashioned-traveling-road-show.html An old-fashioned traveling road show
The live music capital of the world meets Springfield this weekend during two special performances of Branson on the Road, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Hoogland Center for the Arts....]]>
LGBT love http://illinoistimes.com/article-17353-lgbt-love.html LGBT love
On Saturday, June 18, join the Coalition of Rainbow Alliances for the 35th Annual Pride Picnic. This summery gathering provides an opportunity for the LGBT community and its supporters to come togethe...]]>
Shellin’ out family fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-17354-shellin%25E2%2580%2599-out-family-fun.html Shellin’ out family fun
 A busy weekend lies ahead for Springfield’s very own Prospect League collegiate baseball team. The Springfield Sliders play in Lisle on Thursday, travel to Quincy on Friday, and then swing bac...]]>
Leadership through Adlai’s lens http://illinoistimes.com/article-17355-leadership-through-adlai%25E2%2580%2599s-lens.html Leadership through Adlai’s lens
 Join former U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III on Thursday, June 16, as he discusses modern politics through the multi-generational lens of his family’s political leadership. In additional to se...]]>
Artist on the Plaza http://illinoistimes.com/article-17310-artist-on-the-plaza.html Artist on the Plaza
 This summer, spend your Tuesday and Thursday lunch hours outdoors enjoying the annual Artist on the Plaza free performance series at the Old State Capitol Plaza. Artist on the Plaza is the Sprin...]]>