IllinoisTimes - IT Picks http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Mon, 23 Jan 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 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...]]>
Reflections on local government http://illinoistimes.com/article-18151-reflections-on-local-government.html Reflections on local government
 In 1987, a U.S. District Court determined that Springfield’s city government was not representative of its citizens. Judge Harold Baker ruled that the city’s at-large system of electing coun...]]>
The quirks of community theater http://illinoistimes.com/article-18130-the-quirks-of-community-theater.html The quirks of community theater
 Exercise your creative side by auditioning for Historical Fiction, a production that showcases the quirks of community theater. Set backstage during a local production about the life of Abraham...]]>
Heal from food struggles http://illinoistimes.com/article-18131-heal-from-food-struggles.html Heal from food struggles
 If your new year’s resolution is to take charge of your nutrition, this “Winter Nutrition Retreat” hosted by AnnaNutrition might be the resource you need. Split into three sessions, the re...]]>
Illinois’ funniest mayor http://illinoistimes.com/article-18069-illinois%25E2%2580%2599-funniest-mayor.html Illinois’ funniest mayor
 Jeremy Nunes is a 15-year comedy veteran best known for his clever observations, unique storytelling style, and ability to improvise with audience members. Initially from Dawson, Jeremy formally...]]>
A luminous stroll http://illinoistimes.com/article-18070-a-luminous-stroll.html A luminous stroll
 You still have two chances to view the Henson Robinson Zoo decked out as a winter wonderland, as the zoo’s annual “Holiday Lights” event continues through Friday, Dec. 23, from 5-8 p.m. ni...]]>
Telemann, Hindemith, Beethoven http://illinoistimes.com/article-18041-telemann-hindemith-beethoven.html Telemann, Hindemith, Beethoven
 Escape the chilly outdoors and enjoy a heartwarming concert by the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra on Friday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., at Springfield’s First Presbyterian Church. The concert wi...]]>
Bluegrass band of brothers http://illinoistimes.com/article-18042-bluegrass-band-of-brothers.html Bluegrass band of brothers
 Who says you can’t have it all? Enjoy a little bit of everything this Christmas by taking in a holiday concert highlighting a variety of genres by the DePue Brothers Band, also known as the �...]]>
Remember, honor, teach http://illinoistimes.com/article-18043-remember-honor-teach.html Remember, honor, teach
 The public is encouraged to remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom by participating in one of three Wreaths Across America ceremonies to be...]]>
A grand holiday tradition http://illinoistimes.com/article-18013-a-grand-holiday-tradition.html A grand holiday tradition
 Join the Springfield Ballet Company for three performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. The SBC’s 42nd annual rendition of the timeless ballet classic features...]]>
A small-town Christmas http://illinoistimes.com/article-18014-a-small-town-christmas.html A small-town Christmas
 This weekend, travel to the zany town of Tuna, Texas, for an unforgettable Christmas play about the antics surrounding the citizens of small-town Texas. The play, which originally premiered as p...]]>
Historic holidays http://illinoistimes.com/article-18015-historic-holidays.html Historic holidays
 Take a step back in time this holiday season and learn how American soldiers celebrated the holidays during four major conflicts (Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and World War II) at t...]]>
Christmas characters come to life http://illinoistimes.com/article-17998-christmas-characters-come-to-life.html Christmas characters come to life
 See scenes and characters from beloved holiday stories come to life during “A Storybook Christmas” in downtown Hillsboro. The two-day holiday celebration hosted by Imagine Hillsboro runs 5-9...]]>
Elvis is in the building http://illinoistimes.com/article-17999-elvis-is-in-the-building.html Elvis is in the building
 For an unforgettable holiday show celebrating the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, don’t miss Joseph Hall’s “Elvis Rock ’n’ Remember Christmas Show” on Friday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m., at The Legac...]]>
An alternative to Black Friday shopping http://illinoistimes.com/article-17953-an-alternative-to-black-friday-shopping.html An alternative to Black Friday shopping
 On Black Friday, escape the stress and headaches generated by crowds and shopping and enjoy some family-friendly fun at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. The ALPL’s Fun Frosty Friday e...]]>
All aboard the Polar Express http://illinoistimes.com/article-17954-all-aboard-the-polar-express.html All aboard the Polar Express
 Don your holiday jammies and hop aboard the Polar Express for a screening of the 2004 film based off the 1985 book by Chris Van Allsburg plus an open-house style pre-show cocoa and crafting part...]]>
Girls on ice http://illinoistimes.com/article-17927-girls-on-ice.html Girls on ice
 Ice skating enthusiasts and American Girl fans unite! The Springfield Figure Skating Club is excited to host their annual fall skating even and tea party on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 12-2 p.m. The e...]]>
Just in time for Thanksgiving http://illinoistimes.com/article-17928-just-in-time-for-thanksgiving.html Just in time for Thanksgiving
 Since many farmers have found creative ways to extend growing seasons into the colder months, it is easier than ever to enjoy fresh, locally grown food during the holidays. On Saturday, Nov. 19,...]]>
Contemporary visual artists http://illinoistimes.com/article-17898-contemporary-visual-artists.html Contemporary visual artists
 This Friday, visit DEMO Project for the opening receptions of “Sequel Sequence” by Mark Reamy and “Tie Them Up” by Angela Lopez. “Sequel Sequence” is a stunning installation that exp...]]>
Women in the Civil War http://illinoistimes.com/article-17899-women-in-the-civil-war.html Women in the Civil War
 The Old State Capitol State Historic Site is offering families a new way to experience history this November with Civil War Saturdays. This week’s program will be presented by the Springfield...]]>
Celebrate ethnic diversity http://illinoistimes.com/article-17884-celebrate-ethnic-diversity.html Celebrate ethnic diversity
 Celebrate 39 years of diversity at the University of Illinois Springfield by attending the Annual International Festival on Friday, Nov. 4, from 5-8 p.m. The free festival is hosted each year by...]]>
Independent films in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-17885-independent-films-in-springfield.html Independent films in Springfield
 See some of the top films from around the world shown right here in central Illinois during the 15th Annual Route 66 Film Festival. The two-day festival consists of five sessions of films along...]]>
The healing power of art http://illinoistimes.com/article-17886-the-healing-power-of-art.html The healing power of art
 On Monday, join the University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience Speaker Series (ECCE) for a presentation and discussion of the 2005 documentary film Shakespeare Behi...]]>
Spooky science http://illinoistimes.com/article-17854-spooky-science.html Spooky science
 The Lincoln Land Community College Chemistry Club hosts its fourth annual “Haunted Lab” on Friday, Oct. 28, on the upper level of Sangamon hall at Lincoln Land Community College. The event,...]]>
Comedic canines http://illinoistimes.com/article-17855-comedic-canines.html Comedic canines
 You’ll howl your way through this slapstick act featuring Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College graduate Johnny Peers and his 12 talented dogs that perform challenging and diffi...]]>
A smashing good time http://illinoistimes.com/article-17856-a-smashing-good-time.html A smashing good time
 With more than 50 years of experience as a touring comedian, Gallagher has filmed 14 Showtime specials, made more than 4,000 appearances, and destroyed countless watermelons in the process. But...]]>
See the http://illinoistimes.com/article-17836-see-the.html See the
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...]]>