IllinoisTimes - IT Picks https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Fri, 15 Feb 19 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Connecting job seekers and employers https://illinoistimes.com/article-20943-connecting-job-seekers-and-employers.html Connecting job seekers and employers
 The University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College will co-host the 2019 Career Connections Expo. The Expo takes place each February on the UIS campus. The event is free f...]]>
Illinois State Museum Brown Bag Lectures https://illinoistimes.com/article-20944-illinois-state-museum-brown-bag-lectures.html Illinois State Museum Brown Bag Lectures
The Illinois State Museum hosts the weekly Brown Bag Lectures on the third Wednesday of each month. Bring your lunch and join them for a different speaker and topic at every lecture.  This month,...]]>
Japanese drumming https://illinoistimes.com/article-20906-japanese-drumming.html Japanese drumming
 Ho Etsu Taiko Drummers is a collective of musicians with a fresh take on the art of Japanese drumming. With their music they attempt to blend the deep-rooted culture of Japanese-American taiko w...]]>
UIS Black History Month event examines NAACP history https://illinoistimes.com/article-20907-uis-black-history-month-event-examines-naacp-history.html UIS Black History Month event examines NAACP history
 As part of Black History Month, the University of Illinois Springfield’s Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series, the UIS Diversity Center and the Springfield NAACP will co...]]>
Do violent video games contribute to violence in society? https://illinoistimes.com/article-20882-do-violent-video-games-contribute-to-violence-in-society.html Do violent video games contribute to violence in society?
 The UIS Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series Program continues with the discussion “Violent Video Games – The Myths, the Research and the Red Dead Redemption.” The s...]]>
Works by area students https://illinoistimes.com/article-20883-works-by-area-students.html Works by area students
Enjoy award-winning works submitted by central Illinois junior high and high school students and accepted by the 2019 Scholastic Awards of the Mid-Central Illinois Art Region.  Winners from this...]]>
A night at the symphony https://illinoistimes.com/article-20865-a-night-at-the-symphony.html A night at the symphony
 The Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s “Nordic Nights” will feature clarinetist John Bruce Yeh. Yeh was the first Asian musician appointed to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and its longes...]]>
Inhabited at the SAA Collective https://illinoistimes.com/article-20866-inhabited-at-the-saa-collective.html Inhabited at the SAA Collective
 Inhabited, an exhibit at the Springfield Art Association’s Collective gallery, features the works of Skyler McGee, Rick Larimore and Kate Worman-Becker. Using diverse techniques and drawing in...]]>
More than 200 years of Illinois https://illinoistimes.com/article-20845-more-than-200-years-of-illinois.html More than 200 years of Illinois
 You still have time to visit the Illinois State Museum’s exhibition celebrating Illinois’ 200th anniversary of statehood. “Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection” includ...]]>
A romantic comedy classic https://illinoistimes.com/article-20846-a-romantic-comedy-classic.html A romantic comedy classic
 Take in a performance of Barefoot in the Park, a romantic comedy about Corie and Paul Bratter, a newlywed couple making their first home in an apartment on the top floor of a brownstone in New Y...]]>
Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series https://illinoistimes.com/article-20814-molly-schlich-independent-and-international-film-series.html Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series
 The Chilean film, A Fantastic Woman, is the first film of the 2019 Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series presented by the Springfield Art Association (SAA) beginning Sunday, Ja...]]>
Carillon Winter Concerts https://illinoistimes.com/article-20815-carillon-winter-concerts.html Carillon Winter Concerts
 On Sundays and Wednesdays, listen for the sound of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon as Springfield Park District’s carillonneur, Carlo van Ulft, plays a wide variety of music from original ca...]]>
Crafts and activities for families https://illinoistimes.com/article-20804-crafts-and-activities-for-families.html Crafts and activities for families
 On Saturday, Jan. 5, join the Illinois State Museum for a “Super Saturday” event focused on collections. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., children ages 5+ and their families are invited to participat...]]>
A monthly cinematic surprise https://illinoistimes.com/article-20805-a-monthly-cinematic-surprise.html A monthly cinematic surprise
 Cinephiles are invited to take in The Legacy Theatre’s “Mystery Movie Mondays” beginning Jan. 7 and running on the first Monday of each month through May. The series will feature five film...]]>
An alcohol-free celebration of arts https://illinoistimes.com/article-20760-an-alcohol-free-celebration-of-arts.html An alcohol-free celebration of arts
 Join the Springfield Area Arts Council for the 32nd annual First Night Springfield celebration featuring regional and local artists and performers spanning 11 stages at five venues. The festivit...]]>
A ‘Tales from the Vault’ presentation https://illinoistimes.com/article-20745-a-%25E2%2580%2598tales-from-the-vault%25E2%2580%2599-presentation.html A ‘Tales from the Vault’ presentation
 On Thursday, Dec. 20, take in a “Tales from the Vault” program titled “Marshall Field’s Christmas” moderated by Betsy Dollar, director of the Springfield Art Association. During the 19...]]>
The power of perseverance https://illinoistimes.com/article-20746-the-power-of-perseverance.html The power of perseverance
 When Justin, magician extraordinaire, visits Sesame Street to perform a magic show for the neighborhood, Elmo desperately wants to be part of the big show. The problem is, Elmo cannot perform ma...]]>
Shop local for the holidays https://illinoistimes.com/article-20747-shop-local-for-the-holidays.html Shop local for the holidays
 Shop local to find delicious ingredients for your holiday meal during the December Springfield Holiday Farmers Market on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The State House Inn. The free...]]>
19th century holiday decor https://illinoistimes.com/article-20727-19th-century-holiday-decor.html 19th century holiday decor
 See Springfield’s oldest home, the Elijah Iles House, decked with 19th century holiday decor during the Candlelight Tour on Friday, Dec. 14 and the Historic Christmas Open House on Saturday, D...]]>
A country Christmas https://illinoistimes.com/article-20728-a-country-christmas.html A country Christmas
 Classic Nashville Christmas, presented by Jason Petty, Katie Deal and The Classic Nashville Roadshow cast, is a live-stage production that showcases country, gospel and bluegrass Christmas songs...]]>
Holiday charm downtown https://illinoistimes.com/article-20729-holiday-charm-downtown.html Holiday charm downtown
 Enjoy shopping, dining and holiday cheer on Wednesday, Dec. 19 during a Wednesday night installment of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks. In addition to shopping and dining at downtown Springfield�...]]>
A ho-ho-ho holiday parade https://illinoistimes.com/article-20709-a-ho-ho-ho-holiday-parade.html A ho-ho-ho holiday parade
 Enjoy holiday cheer on Saturday, Dec. 8, during the 47th annual Springfield Jaycees Holiday Lights Parade. This festive downtown parade celebrates the start of the holiday season and is a time-h...]]>
Carols, cookies and cocoa https://illinoistimes.com/article-20710-carols-cookies-and-cocoa.html Carols, cookies and cocoa
 On Sunday, Dec. 9, individuals of all ages are invited to sing holiday carols accompanied by the carillon bells during the 37th annual Caroling at the Carillon event at the Thomas Rees Memorial...]]>
Christmas time is here https://illinoistimes.com/article-20711-christmas-time-is-here.html Christmas time is here
 Celebrate the holidays with everyone’s favorite blockhead on Wednesday, Dec. 12, during A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at Sangamon Auditorium. This brand new touring production is bas...]]>
A classic holiday tradition https://illinoistimes.com/article-20672-a-classic-holiday-tradition.html A classic holiday tradition
 On Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12-4 p.m., families are invited to attend a gingerbread house decorating session at the Springfield Art Association. This is a great opportunity to partake in a classic...]]>
Bah, humbug! https://illinoistimes.com/article-20673-bah-humbug_.html Bah, humbug!
 Warm your heart this holiday season by taking in the Springfield Theatre Centre’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most-loved story. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens...]]>
Holidays at the Henson Robinson Zoo https://illinoistimes.com/article-20674-holidays-at-the-henson-robinson-zoo.html Holidays at the Henson Robinson Zoo
 Enjoy the splendor of hundreds of colorful twinkling holiday lights as you leisurely stroll the pathways of the Springfield Park District’s Henson Robinson Zoo during the Winterland Holiday Zo...]]>
A fun alternative to Black Friday https://illinoistimes.com/article-20644-a-fun-alternative-to-black-friday.html A fun alternative to Black Friday
 Avoid the long lines, stress and headaches associated with Black Friday shopping and enjoy a day of family fun during the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s fourth annual “Fun...]]>
Crafts, cocoa and a classic holiday film https://illinoistimes.com/article-20645-crafts-cocoa-and-a-classic-holiday-film.html Crafts, cocoa and a classic holiday film
 Don your pajamas and head to The Legacy Theatre this weekend to enjoy a Polar Express Pajama Party. These special holiday events feature a crafting and cocoa party prior to a screening of The Po...]]>
Up close and personal with Illinois authors https://illinoistimes.com/article-20646-up-close-and-personal-with-illinois-authors.html Up close and personal with Illinois authors
 On Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 area authors will be available for book signings and conversation at Books on the Square in Springfield. Featured Illinois authors participating in this event are: Treve...]]>