IllinoisTimes - IT Picks Sat, 21 Apr 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Celebrate and protect Mother Earth Celebrate and protect Mother Earth
 On Saturday, April 21, enjoy an afternoon of fun, learning and entertainment during the 26th Annual Earth Awareness Fair. This event, hosted by the City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works...]]>
End sexual violenc End sexual violenc
 On Saturday, April 21, show your support of ending sexual violence and raising awareness of sexual assault in the Springfield community during “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes: The Men’s March to S...]]>
Come, hear the word Come, hear the word
 Come together with your community and sing praise to God during the Ben Culli Hymn Festival on Sunday, April 22. The festival is organized by Springfield native and Milwaukee-based organist and...]]>
A one-stop shop for summer opportunities A one-stop shop for summer opportunities
 Local teenagers are invited to attend a Teen Job Fair and Resource Expo hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois in partnership with the Sangamon County Juvenile Justice Council an...]]>
Sample world cuisines Sample world cuisines
 If you didn’t have the chance to travel the world during Christmas, you now have the opportunity to take an exciting journey through world cuisines during the Second Chance Christmas event on...]]>
A virtuoso performance A virtuoso performance
Honor the anniversary of the death of our nation’s 16th president by taking in a one-man play about his life and legacy on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Mister Lincoln: A One-Man Play, starring John O...]]>
Artistic renderings of Abe Artistic renderings of Abe
 On Friday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m., join Illinois Times for a gallery reception honoring the winners of the 2018 Capital City Visitor cover art contest. The reception is your opportunity to view...]]>
Bingo, crafts and more Bingo, crafts and more
 On March 23, Disney Junior launched “Muppet Babies,” a CGI-animated television series that features younger incantations of classic Muppet characters from the “Muppet Babies” television...]]>
An illustrious Illinoisan An illustrious Illinoisan
 Enjoy actor Walt Willey’s one-man tribute to James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m., or on Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. Willey, who starred as Jackson Montgomery on...]]>
Autism awareness Autism awareness
 On Saturday, March 31, enjoy the second annual Kids Jumping for Autism Festival, a family-friendly festival held at the Illinois Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The event features a...]]>
Comedians portraying comic book characters Comedians portraying comic book characters
 Enjoy two comedy shows for the price of one on Saturday, March 31. The evening begins at 8 p.m. with a showcase of some of the top comedians in central Illinois followed by the third annual Come...]]>
Logistics of war Logistics of war
 Enjoy a special mid-week Civil War Tech event on Wednesday, April 4, in celebration of many area schools being on spring break. Civil War Tech events provide hands-on activities for children age...]]>
Broadway on ice Broadway on ice
 Don’t miss the Springfield Figure Skating Club’s annual “Spotlight on Ice” program where scenes from Broadway shows are performed on an ice skating rink by Springfield area figure skater...]]>
Eclectic Art Eclectic Art
 On Saturday, March 24, take in an art show featuring the artists of ArtHive835, a group of central Illinois-based artists, makers, fine craftsters and a poet. This newish art collective was crea...]]>
International organist Felix Hell International organist Felix Hell
 Enjoy music performed by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Felix Hell, one of the world’s most sought-after concert organists, on Saturday, March 24, during the ISO’s “Pipe Dreams” con...]]>
HISTORY | The Illinois Executive Mansion HISTORY | The Illinois Executive Mansion
 Learn all about the Illinois Executive Mansion, home to Illinois governors and their families since 1855, during a presentation by Justin Blandford, the superintendent of the state-owned histori...]]>
SPOKEN WORD | Embrace your voice SPOKEN WORD | Embrace your voice
 Take a stand against sexual assault this weekend during the “Singers, Poets and Activists Open Mic” event Friday, March 16, from 7-9:30 p.m. From 7-9 p.m., attendees are invited to perform t...]]>
Study the night sky Study the night sky
 On Friday, March 9, celebrate the return of University of Illinois Springfield’s Friday Night Star Parties, hosted by John Martin, UIS associate professor of astronomy and physics. Friday Nigh...]]>
The fundamentals of growing fungi The fundamentals of growing fungi
 Learn how to grow your own shiitake and oyster mushrooms and receive all necessary supplies to do so, including inoculated shiitake and oyster logs, during this exciting presentation on Saturday...]]>
Art crawl Art crawl
 Tour three of Springfield’s top visual arts galleries during the Passport Gallery Tour on Friday, March 9. The reception for “Ambience” will be held at the Springfield Art Association Coll...]]>
Awaken the force within Awaken the force within
 Children ages 4 and up are invited to learn the ways of the Jedi on Saturday, Mar. 3 with Master Jedi Panniken Moonjumper, played by family entertainer and Pirate School creator David Engel. Dur...]]>
ECCE Speaker Series ECCE Speaker Series
 On Tuesday, Mar. 6, join Debbie Olson, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Missouri Valley College, for an ECCE Speaker Series presentation that examines the depiction of African American c...]]>
Film eight of eight Film eight of eight
 Take in the final film of the Molly Schlich Film Festival on Sunday, Mar. 4, at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m., or on Tuesday, Mar. 6, at 7 p.m. The 2017 film titled The Midwife stars French actresses Catheri...]]>
Top home trends Top home trends
 Hosted annually by the Springfield Area Home Builders Association, the 2018 Home Expo showcases the latest trends and designs in the home building and remodeling industry. The multi-day expositi...]]>
Food and wine pairings Food and wine pairings
 Celebrate the wines of winter on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., in the Crowne Plaza Springfield, during the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association’s annual Winter Wine Festival. The fest...]]>
A hilarious, yet heartbreaking tale A hilarious, yet heartbreaking tale
 Hoogland Productions is proud to present the final three performances of A Little Night Music, directed by Joe-Michael Jackson. A Little Night Music is the four-time Tony Award-winning musical w...]]>
Featured author Scott Faingold Featured author Scott Faingold
On Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m., join Twelve Winters Press for an open mic session and reading by local novelist and journalist Scott Faingold. Faingold, who received his bachelor’s in semiotics...]]>
Illinois at the Bicentennial by Dr. Samuel Wheeler Illinois at the Bicentennial by Dr. Samuel Wheeler
 This Sunday, join the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College and the Illinois State Museum for the first of nine Bicentennial Speaker Series programs in honor of the Illi...]]>
Prairie State Orchid Society Prairie State Orchid Society
 Orchids are beautiful house plants that produce lush, blooming flowers when bathed in enough sunlight. This weekend, view and shop from a selection of beautifully grown orchids and talk with Pra...]]>
An innovative illusionist An innovative illusionist
 On Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m., take in an unforgettable performance by Vitaly Beckman, an innovative Russian illusionist who views magic as a form of art and strives to bring art to life using magi...]]>