Things To Do

Events

Step back in time as history comes to life, enjoy classic cars and music of a bygone era, or savor the best in bar-b-que and blues. You'll find hundreds of special events happening all year long.

E.g., 02/01/2015
E.g., 02/01/2015
2014-11-22 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-29 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
This exhibit focuses on Lincoln's best-known speeches while teaching visitors about Lincoln's transformation, ultimately putting the United States on track to become the first bi-racial democracy in world history. This exhibit is a collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and will be an inspiring and reflective commemoration of Lincoln's death. Roughly ninety to one hundred original objects, including the Lincoln family carriage and the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, will be on display.
2015-01-08 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-12 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Every Thursday guests may sign-up for a discussion/tour about the graphic art within Journey I and II of the Museum.
2015-01-31 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-01 00:00:00
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
FOREVER PLAID centers on four young, eager male singers (“The Plaids”) who, on one fateful night in 1964, are run over by a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles perform live on the Ed Sullivan show. Now, over 50 years later, The Plaids are miraculously allowed to return to Earth for one night for the chance to fulfill their dream and perform the show that never was.
2015-01-31 00:00:00 -- 2015-12-31 00:00:00
Location: Old State Capitol
In a span of one week back in 1865, Illinois lawmakers ratified the constitutional amendment ending slavery and abolished the state’s racist “black laws.” The Old State Capitol State Historic Site will celebrate the 150th anniversary of those accomplishments with an exhibit throughout 2015. Developed with Secretary of State Jesse White’s office, the display explains the constitutional amendment and the change in Illinois laws.
2015-02-01 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-01 00:00:00
Location: AMC Parkway 8
Ida is the story of Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960's Poland, who is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secert dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. (Poland) **Please note: The film is shown at AMC Parkway 8 at 3025 Lindbergh Blvd not the Springfield Art Association.**
2015-02-01 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-01 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Museum
The kickoff event for the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Springfield funeral is scheduled for Feb. 1 in conjunction with the opening of a new Remembering Lincoln exhibition at the Illinois State Museum. The event begins with a program in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium and a reception in the Resource Room, both on the lower level, followed by an exhibition opening on the second floor Opening remarks by Katie Spindell, Chair of 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition “Honoring Lincoln Visually,” Jim Zimmer, Director of Art History, Illinois State Museum “I Saw His Face: Mourning and Physical Presence from Lincoln’s Era to Modern Times,” Dr. Christine Todd, chair of Medical Humanities at SIU School of Medicine
2015-02-03 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-03 00:00:00
Location: Studio Theater - University of Springfield Illinois
The contraditions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny heartbreakingly beautiful romantic thriller. A poor chaiwallah (tea seller) has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. With a few well-chosen words, actor and playwright Jacob Rajan paints a rich visual tableaux full of arresting detail and displays a remarkable ability to dive into the emotional heart of an ever-changing parade of characters. Indian Ink Theatre Company has become one of New Zealand's most successful touring theatre companies performing in every major New Zealand theatre and city since 1997. The company blends western theatrical traditions with eastern flavors and has been critically acclaimed for its use of live music, heightened theatricality, humor, pathos, and great storytelling.
2015-02-03 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-03 00:00:00
Location: AMC Parkway 8
Ida is the story of Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960's Poland, who is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secert dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. (Poland) **Please note: The film is shown at AMC Parkway 8 at 3025 Lindbergh Blvd not the Springfield Art Association.**
2015-02-05 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-05 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presiential Museum
Petersburg Campaign: In the spring of 1864 Ulysses Grant waged a relentless campaign in northern Virginia that left his army at the doorstep of Richmond and its important rail center of Petersburg. But both Grant's and Lee's armies were near exhaustion by June. What came next was a brutal ten month siege at Petersburg, with the future of the nation at stake. Presented by Dr. Mark DePue.
2015-02-06 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-07 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Museum
Try crazy science experiments, make beautiful art work, and go on a flashlight scavenger hunt in the Museum's exhibitions. Other activities will include time in the Play Museum and storytelling before lights out. Parents can drop children off between 6:00 and 7:00 pm on Friday evening. A pizza dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, and the main activities will begin at 7:00 pm. A light breakfast will be served Saturday morning before pick-up at 8:00 am.
2015-02-06 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-08 00:00:00
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
FOREVER PLAID centers on four young, eager male singers (“The Plaids”) who, on one fateful night in 1964, are run over by a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles perform live on the Ed Sullivan show. Now, over 50 years later, The Plaids are miraculously allowed to return to Earth for one night for the chance to fulfill their dream and perform the show that never was.
2015-02-07 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-07 00:00:00
Location: Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery and Eatery
Join us the first Saturday every month for our FREE Beer School 101! Learn about beer making, tour our working brewery, and sample some of our fine craft beers made on site. Classes are limited in size and we require pre-registration on connshospitalitygroup.com. Participants must be 21+ and be aware they are touring a working brewery.
2015-02-08 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-08 00:00:00
Location: Sangamon Auditorium
Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina's great cultural exports, known throughout the world as the most authentic and upcompromising representative of the Tango. Song of Eva Peron is a Tango dance and music presentation inspired by the most important feminine character in Argentinean history, Eva Peron. Tracing her epic life- from her ascent to fame in the 1930's to her death in 1952- this sparkling and poingnant spectacle tells the story of this mythical figure through traditional Tango dance and music from Buenos Aires. Starting from nothing but propelled by the influence of the Tango, which she first heard while growing up in the slums of Buenos Aires. Eva attained stardom and bloomed to be Argentina's First Lady. Her story brought worldwide acclaim and still resonates with her millions of admires.
2015-02-08 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-08 00:00:00
Location: AMC Parkway 8
An unlikely coalition of British gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. (UK) **Please note: The film is shown at AMC Parkway 8 at 3025 Lindbergh Blvd not the Springfield Art Association.**
2015-02-10 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-10 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
It's Family Day. Make a Valentine for the one you love. Birthday cards for President Lincoln. Enjoy a sweet treat.

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