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May

Jacksonville Farmers Market
May 19-Oct 27, 7am-12pm Tue-Thu. Every Tue-Thu through October. jaxfresh.org. Lincoln Square, Jacksonville.

Thursday Stories
May 19-Aug 25, 10:30am Every Thursday. For kids of all ages and their parents. Free. lincolnlibrary.info. Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., 753-4900.

Illinois Products Farmers Market
May 19-Aug 25, 4-7pm Every Thursday. Shopping, health and wellness information, special focuses and more in a street-party atmosphere. SNAP cards accepted. Free. agr.state.il.us/nightmarket. Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Shed, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Old Capitol Farmers Market
May 19-Oct 29, 6:30pm every Wed, 8am-12:30pm every Shop local produce, meats, cheeses, more. Entertainment on Saturdays includes chef demonstrations, live performances, activities. Free admission. downtownspringfield.org. Downtown Springfield, Inc., 3 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, 544-1723.

Downtown Farmers Market
May 20-Oct 28, 4-7pm. Every Friday. Sponsored by Jacksonville Main Street. jacksonvillemainstreet.com. 245-6884. Jacksonville Square,
200 E. State St., Jacksonville.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
May 20-22, 27-29, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Story of an eclectic group of six mid-pubescent kids as they compete in the spelling championship of a lifetime. $18 adults, $16 students and seniors. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Treasure Island
May 20-22, 26-28, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Thu-Sat. Original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate tale. Collaboration with LLCC. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference
May 20-22, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm A memory play where Vivien Leigh, portrayed by Sherri Mitchell, looks back over her life as she approaches its end. $18 adults, $16 seniors and students. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Lincoln Memorial Garden 8K Trail Run
May 21, 7:30-9am 4.97-mile loop starting and ending in Lincoln Memorial Garden, plus children’s fun run at 9am. Registration. srrc.net. 502-3992. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair
May 21-22, 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Two-day outdoor art fair features jewelry, sculpture, photography, glass, pottery, wood, metal, oils, watercolors, more. Affordable children’s tent for ages 2-15. Free admission. socaf.org. Old State Capitol Plaza, Between Sixth and Fifth streets at Adams, 415-5518.

City Recess: School’s Out
May 21, 11am-3pm Kids have fun with outdoor exercise by playing foursquare, pickleball, disc golf, geo-catching, community gardening, completing an obstacle course, other activities. Free. genhkids.org. Lincoln Park, Fifth Street and Sangamon Avenue, 544-1751.

Saturday Stories
May 21-Aug 20, 11am Every Saturday. For kids of all ages and their parents. Free. lincolnlibrary.info. Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., 753-4900.

Sixth Annual Springfield PrideFest
May 21, 12-10pm. Sixth annual celebration features entertainment, dancing, vendors, food, drink, children’s area, teen lounge, more. Free. springfieldpride.org. Downtown Springfield, 528-5253.

Fourth Annual Adult Prom
May 21, 7-11pm High-school prom-themed event for adults features dancing, photo booth, voting for prom king and queen, cash bar, food, more. Hosted by the Springfield Area Arts Council. $20 advance, $25 at door. springfieldartsco.org. 753-3519. Arlington’s Restaurant, 210 S. Broadway, 679-6235.

Lap Sit Stories
May 23-Aug 22, 30, 11am Every Monday. For babies 0-18 months and their parents. Free. lincolnlibrary.info. Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., 753-4900.

The Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair takes place on May 21-22, from 10am-5pm Sat and 10am-3pm Sun, at the Old State Capitol Plaza.


Author Charles B. Strozier
May 26, 6pm Book signing and discussion features Charles B. Strozier, author of the new book Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed. Book signing 6pm, discussion 6:30pm. Free. Reservations, PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., 558-8844.

Ben Bedford Concert
May 26-27, 7pm Thu-Fri. Live folk music by a rising young singer in a gorgeous space at the Dana-Thomas house, designed especially for music by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. $10. Tickets, dana-thomas.org. 744-3598.

Passavant Gatorade 5K and 10K
May 28, 7:30am. 24th anniversary of the longest consecutively run race in Jacksonville. $20 advance, $24-25 day of. Preregister at passavanthospital.com. 479-5858. Passavant Area Hospital, 1600 W. Walnut St., Jacksonville, 245-9541.

Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk
May 28, 8am Ninth annual 5K run/walk or 10K run. $20-25 for 5K, $30-35 for 10K. More information, veterans.affairs@llcc.edu. Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, 786-2200.

Imagine Foundation Holistic Fair
May 28, 11am-7pm. Author signings, readings, henna, children’s activities, belly dancing, more. 370-6929. $3, children 10 and under free. ASA Talcott House, 859 Grove St., Jacksonville, 473-2726.

Blessing of the Boats
May 28, 12pm Lakeside assembly of boats at noon, ceremony 1pm. Keynote speaker Jim Langfelder. Free vessel safety inspections, boating safety information. Rain date Monday May 30. Free. elks158.com. 971-4007. Springfield Elks Lodge #158, 409 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-0158.

Spirited Stroll into the Past
May 28, 1-4pm Stroll among historic trees, nature activity for children, live music, Mayor’s Memorial Day address, more. Free admission. Ice cream, cake, lemonade for sale. lincolntomb.org. Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Ave., 789-2340.

Short Track TT Motorcycle Races
May 28, World’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series. amaproracing.com. 270-442-7532. Multi-Purpose Arena, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

The Purple Xperience
May 28, 8-10:30pm. Tribute to Prince with original Prince member Dr. Matt Fink. Admission. springfieldpc3.com. Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, 800-745-3000.

Springfield Mile Race
May 29, 12am Motorcycles race a 1-mile oval track. $30 advance, $40 race week. Dealers $25 in advance. amaproracing.com. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.


A Spirited Stroll takes place in Oak Ridge Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, from 1-4pm.


June

Quilted Keepsakes Quilt Show
Jun 1-30, 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 1-5pm See antique quilt examples from the museum’s collection plus vintage and contemporary loaned pieces from private collections. $5 adults, $3 ages 12-18, free ages 11 and under. chmoorehomestead.org. C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton, 935-6066.

AADA Antique Show
Jun 3-5, 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm Hosted by Antique Dealers Association of America. adadealers.com. 386-822-0557. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

SOHO Music Festival
Jun 3-4, 5pm-12am Fri, 12pm-12am Two-day fest features 60 local bands on 5 stages. Kids and family area offers games, entertainment, food, drink, fun. Proceeds support 10 local charities. $5 per ticket, kids 12 and under free. springfieldsoho.org. 415-0411. Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, 785-9363.

Wild About Reading
Jun 3, 6-7pm Theme: Oceans. Ages 2-plus enjoy a story, craft and animal visitor. $1 per child. Registration required. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Benton Blount Concert
Jun 3, 7pm. Country singer. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

Heritage Days Summerfest
Jun 3-5, 5-11pm Fri, 4-11pm Sat, 11am-4:30pm 11th annual festival hosted by Little Flower Parish. Three days of live music, kids’ games, chicken-wing cook-off, other food plus chance to win mega-raffle, more. Little Flower School, 900 Stevenson Dr., 529-4511.

The Dixie Swim Club
Jun 3-5, 9-11, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Thu-Sat. Comedy about five women whose friendships began on their college swim team. Play focuses on four post-college weekends across 33 years. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Monster Truck Nationals
Jun 4-5, 7pm Sat, 3pm “Fight to the Finish” tour features five of the most colossal monster trucks in the world. $10-20, includes free Pit Party 2 hours prior to performance. MonsterTruckNationals.com. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave.

SOHO 10K
Jun 4, 8-11am 10K-race takes runners along Sangamon Valley Trail beginning at Stuart Park and finishing at Centennial Park. Swag for registrants, post-race awards party, free SOHO passes for participants, more. $40-50. springfieldsoho.org. Centennial Park, Bunker Hill Road and Lenhart Road, 753-0700.

Illinois Walk for Children
Jun 4, 10am-12:30pm 1-mile walk followed by superhero-themed games for children ages 12 and younger. Meet Iron Man and Spiderman. Registration, $15. illinoiswalkforchildren.org. 522-1129. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Family Fun Day
Jun 4, 10:30am-2pm Live music, food, games. $5-25. lscacamp.org. Lake Springfield Christian Assembly, 1674 Lick Creek Lane, Chatham, 529-2625.

BBQ Braggin’ Rights
Jun 4, 12pm. 25-team barbecue competition. Tasting begins at 1pm. Team fee is $60. Admission $5. More information, 245-2814. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N. Westgate, Jacksonville, 245-6800

Art in the Yard
Jun 4, 1-4pm. Kids’ art fair. Children with an accompanying adult make and take art projects. Plus a balloon artist and other entertainment, activities. Rain date Jun 5. Admission. strawnartgallery.org. David Strawn Art Gallery, 331 W. College Ave., Jacksonville, 243-9390.

Monster Truck Nationals
June 4-5, 5pm Sat, 3pm Five amazing monster trucks compete in car-crunching, gravity-defying, earth-shaking action. Plus Megasaurus, free pit party, more. $15 adults, $10 ages 3-12. $10-20 day of. MonsterTruckNationals.com. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

55th Annual International Carillon Festival
Jun 5-10, 6:30-8:30pm Sun-Fri. One of the world’s most prestigious carillon events. Bring picnic dinner, lawn chairs, blankets. No concert. Fireworks Friday at dusk. Free. carillon-rees.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Read for the Win
Jun 6, 10-11am Maggie Erdman and her amazing puppets (Maggienificent and her Puppets) kick off a winning summer of programs at the library. Free. pspld.com. 626-1553. Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor St., Ashland, 476-3417.

Illinois Farm to School Summit
Jun 7, 8:30am-3:30pm Hands-on workshops for teachers, school food service personnel and farm to school advocates. Free. bit.ly/24MilC7. 708-660-9909. Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, 786-2200.

Springfield Municipal Band in Concert
June 7, 14, 21, 28, Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 7:30pm Tuesday night concerts at Douglas Park. A Springfield tradition since 1936. Free. Douglas Park, 400 N. Macarthur Blvd, Springfield.

Chatham American Legion Homecoming
Jun 9-11, 5pm-12am Thu-Fri, 12pm-12am Three-day old-fashioned street festival with food, beverages, live music, carnival rides, family fun, more. Parade at 2pm on Saturday. Free. chathamlegion.com. Chatham Town Square, 101 W. Mulberry, Chatham, 483-4084.

The Midwest Charity Horse Show takes place Jun 14-18, with shows at 11am and 6:30pm daily at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum.


Marina V Concert
Jun 10, 7pm. Russian-American pop. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

Bob Martin Memorial Pickleball Tournament
June 11-12, Fri-Sat. Hosted by the Illinois Pickleball Association. Register to play, free to watch. ilpbagofetch@gmail.com. Tennis courts, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, 1200 W. Washington, 787-1595.

Sangamon County Fair 5K
Jun 11, 8am 3.1-mile kick-off walk/run for the Sangamon County Fair. Ages 10 and up. Registration is $25 until May 31, $30 after. sangcofair.com. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, northwest edge of town, New Berlin.

Blue Carpet Corridor Route 66 Celebration
Jun 11-12, 8am-5pm Sat, 8am-3pm Multi-town scavenger hunt begins at museum/welcome center and features stops at many famous Route 66 locations. Free. visitlitchfield.com. Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, 334 Old Rt. 66 North, Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Springfield Municipal Band in Concert
June 12, 26, July 24, 31, 7:30pm Tuesday night concerts at Douglas Park. A Springfield tradition since 1936. Free. Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 753-0702.

Read for the Win
Jun 13, 10-11am Test the power of a winning mind with Dr. G’s BrainWorks games. Free. pspld.com. 626-1553. Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor St., Ashland, 476-3417.

75th Annual Midwest Charity Horse Show
Jun 14-18, 11am and 6:30pm daily. One of the premier horse shows in the US. Features more than 600 horses. Free. midwestcharity.com. Coliseum, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Sangamon County Fair
Jun 15-19, 7am Wed-Sun. Carnival, contests, nationally recognized entertainment, agricultural exhibits, more. $5-25. sangcofair.com. 488-2685. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, northwest edge of town, New Berlin.

Local Flavors Dinner
June 16. Local Flavors events occur on the third Thursday of each month from June through October and features seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farmers. Hosted by Illinois Stewardship Alliance. buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org. Maldaner’s, 222 S. Sixth St., 522-4313.

David Gerald Concert
Jun 17, 7pm. Blues. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

South Pacific
Jun 17-19, 22-26, 8:30pm Fri-Sun, 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Two Americans find love in the South Pacific during WWII. Directed by John Sivak. Tickets: $12-14 reserved, $6-10 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Chase Rice, Jon Pardi Concert
Jun 17, 7pm American country music. $25 gen admission, $30 VIP party pit. boondockspub.com. Multi-Purpose Arena, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Movie in the Park: Minions
Jun 17, 7pm Movie begins at dusk in Comer Cox Park. Part of Springfield Park District’s 2016 free concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. Free. springfieldparks.org. 544-1751. Comer Cox Park, Capitol Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Dual Piano Show
Jun 17-19, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Piano act by Springfield musicians Mark Gifford and Damien Kaplan. $18 adults, $16 students and seniors. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

RHF PTSD Awareness/Suicide Prevention Walk
Jun 18, 9am Walk in support of PTSD awareness and suicide prevention for veterans. Registration, resilientheartsfoundation.org. Hope Pavilion, Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 788-2310.

Summer Frolic
Jun 18, 9am-4pm Period-clothed interpreters celebrate frontier heritage with demonstrations plus “Sheep to Shawl” program, World Wide Knit in Public Day site, more. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Horses and Music
Jun 18, 12-10:30pm Radon Lounge hosts two stages featuring 20 bands plus food, fun activities, horses. Donations. TheRadonLounge.com. Refuge Ranch, 3845 Delay Road, Pawnee.

The Springfield Municipal Band plays every Tuesday night, Jun 3-Aug 2, in various Springfield parks.


An Evening with Savion Glover and Jack DeJohnette
Jun 18, 8pm A tour de force of percussion and rhythm. $49+. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Stovepipe Sprint and Railsplitter Olympic Triathlon
Jun 19, 8am Swim, bike and run through an 1800s pioneer village and Lincoln’s New Salem Historic site. $70-160. abestriseries.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Read for the Win
Jun 20, 10-11am Singing, magic and ballooning with Mr. Steve, Master Facilitator of Fun. Free. pspld.com. 626-1553. Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor St., Ashland, 476-3417.

Movie in the Park: Jaws
Jun 22, 7pm Ages 13 and up. Part of Springfield Park District’s 2016 free concert and movie series. Concessions for purchase. Free. springfieldparks.org. 544-1751. Eisenhower Pool, 2351 E. Cornell St.

Assumption Fest
Jun 23-25, 6-11pm Fri, 5pm-12:30am Fri, 11am-12:30am Three-day family friendly fair. BBQ festival, car show, tractor pulls, pageants, live music, carnival, bags tournament, much more. Free admission, free parking. Assumption, 820-1690.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Jun 24-26, Jun 30-Jul 2, 8pm. Musical comedy focuses on eight children during their Catholic elementary and high school education in the 1950s. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Ninth Annual Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival
Jun 24-25, 5pm Fri-Sat. Friday and Saturday performances and a Sunday morning gospel show. jacksonvilleil.org. 243-5678. Crazy Horse Campground, 2113 Crazy Horse Road, Ashland, 886-2089.

Sarah Ross Concert
Jun 24, 7pm. Country-rap. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

Sister Act
Jun 24-Jul 17, 7pm Wed-Thu, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Broadway musical-comedy based off the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Score by Alan Menken features disco, Motown and Broadway. $23-30. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

Marbold Farmstead Annual Antique Show
Jun 25, 9am-3pm Period craftsmen, great country primitives, Americana, pottery, textiles, furniture, food in a beautiful country setting. $5 for ages 14+. historic-marbold-farmstead.org. Historic Marbold Farmstead, 21722 State Hwy 29, Greenview, 968-5808.

Forgotten Soldiers from Our Forgotten War
Jun 25, 2-3pm Chicago actor Frank Farrell reads several letters from his new book, Forgotten Soldiers from Our Forgotten War: Letters from Korea from 1951-1953. Audience discussion to follow. Free. kwnm.org. Korean War National Museum Denis J. Healy Freedom Center, 9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, 523-7230.

Branson on the Road
Jun 25-26, 7pm Sat, 2pm A traveling road show in the tradition of the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry, the Louisiana Hayride and the first Branson music shows. $22-30. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

An Evening with Susan Werner
Jun 25, 8pm Singer-songwriter Susan Werner plays folk, rock, pop, gospel, blues and Americana. $25+. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Music in the Park: Lady and the Sax
Jun 26, 4-7pm Part of Springfield Park District’s 2016 Free Concert and Movie Series. Smooth jazz plus 70s, 80s and current music by Lady and the Sax. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. springfieldparks.org. Bergen Golf Course, 2900 E. Clear Lake Ave., 544-1751.

Read for the Win
Jun 27, 10-11am Rock and Rope Warrior performs rope tricks and stunts with extraordinary speed and record-breaking jumps. Free. pspld.com. 626-1553. Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor St., Ashland, 476-3417.

Jacksonville Passavant Team Rehab and FCA Shootout
Jun 28, 8am Largest basketball tournament in the state of Illinois. jacksonvilleil.org. 243-5678. Illinois College Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center, Edgehill Road, Jacksonville, 245-3000.

Branson on the Road will be performed at The Hoogland Center for the Arts Jun 25-26, at 7pm Sat and 2pm


July

Wild About Reading
Jul 1, 6-7pm Theme: Pets. Ages 2+ enjoy a story, craft and animal visitor. $1 per child. Registration required. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Radio Birds Concert
Jul 1, 7pm. Americana. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

Lincoln Piano Concert
July 1, 7-9pm. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards host Mr. Lincoln and ticketed guests for an evening of Mr. Lincoln’s favorite songs plus music from Mrs. Edwards’s 1850 song books. Wine and dessert reception to follow. $30. edwardsplace.org. Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Loami Fourth of July Celebration
Jul 2. 11am parade, plus inflatable obstacle course and bounce house, laser tag, video trailer, beer tent, food vendors, flea market and craft show, mud volleyball, car show, tractor games and kids activities.  Fireworks at dusk. Loami.

Fourth of July Celebration and Parade
Jul 3-4. Two-day celebration features parade, concessions, kids’ events, live entertainment, fireworks, more. Free. jacksonvilleil.org. Nichols Park, 319 Holken Brink Dr., Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Capital City Celebration
Jul 3-4, 7pm Sun, 4pm Live music, free kids’ inflatables, activities, more. Fireworks July 4. Fourth/Fifth and Capitol and Second and Capitol. springfieldjaycees.org. Downtown Springfield, 553-2082.

Independence Day Fireworks Display
Jul 4, 9-10pm Firework display launches over Lake Lou Yaeger from Marina 1. Free. visitlitchfield.com. Lake Lou Yaeger Marina 1, 4313 Beach House Trail, Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Morgan County Fair
Jul 6-10, 5-10pm Wed-Sun. Carnival, talent show, pageant, livestock, tractor pulls, live entertainment and more. themorgancountyfair.com. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N. Westgate, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Sister Act
Jul 6-10, 7pm Wed-Thu, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Broadway musical-comedy based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Score by Alan Menken features disco, Motown and Broadway. $23-30. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

Fivefold Concert
Jul 8, 7pm. Rock music. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

Sweeney Todd
Jul 8-10, 13-17, 8:30pm Fri-Sun, 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Dark comedy about a barber who returns to London after an exile of many years. Directed by John Sivak. Tickets: $12-14 reserved, $6-10 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Zoofari
Jul 9, 10am-6pm Kids of all ages learn how animals enjoy summer. Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend in for a checkup at the Teddy Bear Clinic. Free. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Corndog Kickoff
Jul 9, 6-9pm Fundraiser to benefit the Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation. Fair food grazing, drinks, music, entertainment, live and silent auctions. illinoisstatefairmuseum.org. 414-0727. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

Paint the Street Festival
Jul 9, 2-10pm More than 300 6x6-foot squares on the street will be painted to create a gallery under the stars. Plus live music, food vendors, kids activities. Free admission. $30 per square, supplies provided. springfieldart.org. 523-2631. Downtown Springfield.

Marbold Farmstead Summer Fest
Jul 10, 10am-4pm 10th Cavalry Volunteer Civil War Troop encampment, period craftspeople, quilt display, trolley tours, food and drinks, live music by Stan Edwards and Friends. Wagon rides, face painting, art lessons, games for kids. $5 ages 14 and up, $3 ages 6-13. historic-marbold-farmstead.org. Historic Marbold Farmstead, 21722 State Hwy 29, Greenview, 968-5808.

Grow Springfield Garden Education Program
Jul 10, 11am-12pm Family friendly program titled “Pollinators: Your Garden Needs Them.” Learn why and how to attract bees and butterflies. Free. growspringfield.org. 528-1563. Project Southtown, 1301 S. 11th St., 553-2243.

American country music artist Allan Craig performs at Assumption Fest, June 25, 7-9pm, in Assumption.


Read for the Win
Jul, 11, 10-11am Join the “Discovery Within” movement with Mishi’s Hula-Hoop Playshop. Free. pspld.com. 626-1553. Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor St., Ashland, 476-3417.

Sister Act
Jul 13-17, 7pm Wed-Thu, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Broadway musical-comedy based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Score by Alan Menken features disco, Motown and Broadway. $23-30. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

Movie in the Park: Goosebumps
Jul 15, 7pm Movie begins at dusk in Rotary Park. Part of Springfield Park District’s 2016 free concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. Free. springfieldparks.org. 544-1751. Rotary Park, Iles Avenue and Archer Elevator Road.

Rapture Ruckus Concert
Jul 15, 7pm. Christian rock. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

Hello Dolly!
Jul 15-17, 21-23, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Thu-Sat. The story of a meddlesome widow who strives to bring romance to several couples and herself in a big-city restaurant. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Big Dawg Dare
Jul 16, 7am-1pm Extreme 5K run features obstacles that will challenge the biggest of dawgs. Registration, bigdawgdare.com. 866-733-5833. Wolff Farms, 3153 N. 15th Ave., Litchfield.

Musical Medley Variety Show
Jul 17, 2-7pm Show features Dixieland, Big Band, Ragtime Piano and Western Swing. Sponsored by Juvae Jazz Society in support of the Central Illinois Jazz Festival. $35, includes buffet lunch. juvaejazz.com. Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, 4191 US 36 West, Decatur, 877-4527.

Local Flavors Dinner
July 21. Local Flavors events occur on the third Thursday of each month from June through October and features seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farmers. Hosted by Illinois Stewardship Alliance. buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org. Driftwood Cocktail and Eatery, 11 Old Capitol Plaza West, 572-1906.

Aaron Kamm and The One Drops
Jul 22, 7pm. Reggae. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

21st Annual Springfield Highland Games and Celtic Festival
Jul 23, 9am-10pm Dance, solo piping, drumming, band and athletic competitions and games, live musical acts, vendors, kids activities, storytelling, food, animals, more. Admission. springfieldhighlandgames.com. Chatham Community Park, 731 S. Main St., Chatham.

Springfield Food Truck Festival
Jul 23, 11am-4pm Food truck, beverages, live music. Hosted by Illinois Department of Natural Resources. agr.state.il.us. Conservation World, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

American Occupation of South Korea
Jul 23, 2-3pm Presentation by Bonnie B.C. Oh on the origin, accomplishments, blunders and consequences of the rule of American military government in Korea. Free. kwnm.org. Korean War National Museum Denis J. Healy Freedom Center, 9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, 523-7230.

Brew At The Zoo
Jul 23, 5-9pm Beer, wine, live music and fun for ages 21+. $20 advance, $25 at door. eventbrite.com. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Yuk-Off Comedy Night
Jul 23, 8pm Second annual adults-only comedy show features Larry Smith, Jason Jester, Jeff Tolbert, Joe “The Animal” Lancey, John “Johnny Pants” McCarthy, Jon Maddy, Nick Willis, Ricky Rocksteady and host Jim Dahlquist. $15 advance. yukoffcomedynight.brownpapertickets.com. Hilton Garden Inn, 3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, 529-7171.

Music in the Park: Miss Carol, Chris Camp The Whip Guy, More
Jul 24, 3-6pm Part of Springfield Park District’s 2016 Free Concert and Movie Series. Kids’ Family Music Festival and Funshop’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. springfieldparks.org. Lincoln Park, Fifth Street and Sangamon Avenue, 544-1751.

Read for the Win
Jul 25, 10-11am Celebratory party by M&K Parties. Free. pspld.com. 626-1553. Prairie Skies Public Library District, 125 W. Editor St., Ashland, 476-3417.

Angela Perley and The One Drops
Jul 29, 7pm. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

12th Annual River Country Quilt Show
Jul 29-30, 10am-5pm Fri-Sat. Beautiful quilts on display by central Illinois quilters. jacksonvilleil.org. 602-0426. Jacksonville High School, 1211 N. Diamond St., Jacksonville, 243-4384.

Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival
Jul 29-30, 5-11pm Fri-Sat. Local bands playing original songs on multiple stages, 100 craft beers, local food vendors, kids area. Admission. downhomemusicfest.com. Downtown Springfield.

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Jul 29-31, Aug 3-7, 8:30pm Fri-Sun, 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Musical set in the 1920s features great dance numbers, unlikely love story. Tickets: $12-14 reserved, $6-10 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

The Boys from Nantucket
Jul 29-31, 8pm Fri-Sat, 4pm An original musical written by Ken Bradbury starring Jim Yale and John Love. $18 adults, $16 students and seniors. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.


August

DAR Ice Cream Social
Aug 4, 5:30-7:30pm Delicious desserts, big band entertainment. Free admission, small price for desserts. jacksonvilleil.org. 243-5678. Governor Duncan Mansion, 4 Duncan Place, Jacksonville, 245-2626.

Jacksonville Main Street’s Fine Art Festival
Aug 5-6, 4-7pm Fri, 9am-3pm Friday features artist booths, Foundation gallery hop. Saturday features kids art activities, food vendors, face painting and craft beer festival. jacksonvillemainstreet.com. Jacksonville Square, 200 E. State, Jacksonville, 883-3511.

Movie in the Park: Norm of the North
Aug 5, 7pm Movie begins at dusk at Henson Robinson Zoo. Part of Springfield Park District’s 2016 free concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. Free. springfieldparks.org. 544-1751. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Powerlight Super Cruise
Aug 5, 7pm Line up at 5pm in Fairhills Mall parking lot. Cruise via Chatham Road to Knight’s at 7pm. Preview night features replica Back to the Future Delorean demo, hot air balloon night glow, more. Rain or shine. Free. 553-5271. Knight’s Action Park, 1700 Knight’s Recreation Dr., 546-8881.

Rogers and Nienhaus, Tom Irwin
Aug 5, 8pm Rogers & Nienhaus features two former members of The Byrds, Firefall and The Nicolette Larson Band. Doors at 7pm. $15 advance, $20 day of. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

Cats
Aug 5-7, 11-13, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Thu-Sat. Musical about a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Directed by Mark Wheeler. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Decatur Celebration
Aug 5-7, Fri-Sun. Family-friendly street festival with carnival, live music, parade, food, kids block, more. Free entry. decaturcelebration.com. Downtown Decatur, 160 E. Main St., Decatur, 423-4222.

Craft Brew Fest 2016
Aug 6, 10am-3pm. jacksonvillemainstreet.com. Jacksonville Downtown, Central Park Plaza, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular
Aug 6, 8am-4pm Grounds displays include Staab Harley hearse and Justin Allgaier’s #7 Brandt show car. Air displays include hot air balloon demo. Car show features all makes, models. Spectators free. $15 judged, $10 display. 553-5271. Knight’s Action Park, 1700 Knight’s Recreation Dr., 546-8881.

Insane Inflatable 5K
Aug 6, 8:30am 5K fun run contains world’s largest, most extreme inflatable obstacles. $54-100. Registration, insaneinflatable5k.com. Centennial Park, Bunker Hill Road and Lenhart Road, 753-0700.

Old Salt Union Concert
Aug 6, 7pm. Bluegrass. Part of the Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series. Free. levittamp.org. 491-0721. Downtown Jacksonville.

Music in the Park: Vinyl Bros and New City Road
Aug 7, 2-6pm Part of Springfield Park District’s 2016 Free Concert and Movie Series. Classic and new country music. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. springfieldparks.org. Douglas Park, 400 N. Macarthur Blvd, 544-1751.

Illinois State Fair
Aug 11-21, 7-12am Thu-Sun. So much to do we can’t list everything. Food, entertainment, midway, exhibits, more. agr.state.il.us/isf. Adults $7, $3 children and seniors. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge Concert
Aug 12, 7:30pm. $20-42. Tickets, statefairconcerts.com or 782-1979. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Hummingbird Festival
Aug 13, 8am-12pm Sangamon River Audubon Society members band hummingbirds and describe hummingbird banding, migration. Visitors can adopt banded birds. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Meghan Trainor, Hailee Steinfeld, Common Kings Concert
Aug 13, 7:30pm. $28-50. Tickets, statefairconcerts.com or 782-1979. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Jake Owen, Old Dominion Concert
Aug 14, 7:30pm. $15-37. Tickets, statefairconcerts.com or 782-1979. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Dierks Bentley, Tucker Beathard
Aug 16, 7:30pm. $42-64. Tickets, statefairconcerts.com or 782-1979. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

KISS, The Dead Daisies Concert
Aug 17, 7:30pm. $49-74. Tickets, statefairconcerts.com or 782-1979. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Local Flavors Dinner
Aug 18. Flavors events occur on the third Thursday of each month from June through October and features seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farmers. Hosted by Illinois Stewardship Alliance. buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org. Driftwood Cocktail and Eatery, 11 Old Capitol Plaza West, 572-1906. Augie’s Front Burner, 109 S. Fifth St., 544-6979.

Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, LANco, Jon Langston Concert
Aug 19, 7:30pm. $18-40. Tickets, statefairconcerts.com or 782-1979. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Disney’s Little Mermaid
Aug 19-21, 24-28, 8:30pm Fri-Sun, 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and join the world above. Tickets: $12-14 reserved, $6-10 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Little Big Town, David Nail Concert
Aug 20, 7:30pm. $27-49. Tickets, statefairconcerts.com or 782-1979. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Abe’s Amble 10K
Aug 21, 7:30am 6.2-mile course takes runners through Lincoln Park, Oak Ridge Cemetery and back to fairgrounds. Registration, srrc.net. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Powerlight Christian Music Festival
Aug 21, 12pm 25th annual festival begins with Praise and Worship service. Artists include two-time Grammy Award-winning duo For King & Country plus The Great Romance, Look Up, Zach Ayappa, more. Rain or shine. Free after State Fair admission. Illinois State Fair Lincoln Stage, 553-5271.

ZZ Top and Gregg Allman
Aug 21, 7:30pm. $34-54. Tickets, statefairconcerts.com or 782-1979. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

My Heart’s Home
Aug 25-28, 8pm Thu-Sun. Original presentation features Edgar Lee Masters poetry celebrating the Sangamon country with original music by Mark Mathewson. Directed by Phil Funkenbusch. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

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