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., 11/01/2014
E.g., 11/01/2014
2014-03-05 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-16 00:00:00
Location: Old State Capitol Plaza
This 90-minute, 10-block walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for the strange and bizarre history surrounding Lincoln's life and death. Suitable for all ages. March-May, September-October, Tuesday to Saturday. June - August nightly.
2014-10-30 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-01 00:00:00
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
The Hoogland Center for the Arts, in association with ADHD Productions, will be presenting the fifth production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW live on stage in the LRS Theatre at the Hoogland Center for the Arts
2014-11-01 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-02 00:00:00
Location: SCHEELS 3801 South MacArthur Blvd
8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available. For more information please visit http://www.ethostactical.com or call (309) 340-4266. SEATING IS LIMITED * REGISTER EARLY! All instructors are IL Department of Financial Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at every CCW class instructed.
2014-11-01 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-01 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 request pre-registration on connshospitalitygroup.com. Participants must be 21+ and be aware they are touring a working brewery.
2014-11-01 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-01 00:00:00
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
Renowned Trivia Expert and Emcee Russ Friedewald will host this year's event. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the trivia competition starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Since Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day, this year’s theme is “Sinners Saints!” Costumes are encouraged (but not required). Get ready to show us your knowledge and compete for a cash prize. (We'll even let you buy a mulligan to use on those questions that stump you.) Looking for more ways to win? Then take a chance at our 50/50 drawing! The cost to participate in this exciting event is only $10 per person, which can be paid at the door or in advance by calling the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Office at (217) 753-8000 (cash or check only). Drinks will also be available for purchase throughout the evening at our cash bar. All proceeds will go to support the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra. We hope you can make it!
2014-11-01 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-01 00:00:00
Location: Nelson Center
Saturday, November 1st vs. Michigan at 7:05 pm
2014-11-01 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-01 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Museum
Classic salt dough is four simple ingredients: salt, flour, water, and oil. Join us as we play with homemade play dough in the Play Museum! Take some home, too! Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Recommended for the whole family and suggested for ages 3-10.
2014-11-02 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-02 00:00:00
Location: Sangamon Auditorium - University of Springfield Illinois Campus
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awars including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including I Get a Kick Out of You, You're the Top, and of course, Anything Goes. Don't miss what the AP exclaims as , So delightful, So delicious, So de-lovely! This project made possible in part by support from the James I Lindquist Endowment Fund for Sangamon Auditorium, UIS.
2014-11-02 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-02 00:00:00
Location: Vachel Lindsay Home
Writing workshop: “Talking it Over” with Penny Pennell. Participants will learn to fine-tune dialogue, use it to propel the story and strengthen the voices of characters. All levels of writing experience are welcome. vachellindsay@gmail.com
2014-11-06 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-06 00:00:00
Location: Prairie Capital Convention Center
Tickets on sale now! With special guests: Ben Gallaher and Third Shift
2014-11-07 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-09 00:00:00
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL
Midwest's largest music event for Bluegrass, an original American art form. Features award-winning artists from across the nation. Acoustic instrument workshops, (youth adult) guitar show, music-related vendors, jamming, open stage.
2014-11-07 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-07 00:00:00
Location: Prairie Capital Convention Center
All performances are general admission.
2014-11-07 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-07 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Museum
First Friday is just around the corner! Your state museum will be open after hours to celebrate the unique cultural heritage of Illinois, and this fall, we are absolutely “Localicious.” We will be featuring local winery Danenberger Family Vineyards, food truck Cooper's StrEATside Bistro, live music by Shot of Whiskey Tribe, science experiments and make 'n' takes for grown-ups, and much more! In addition to fun flavors and activities, take time to investigate our recently opened art exhibits on the second floor, artisan work and more in the Museum Store, and first floor natural history exhibits – both permanent and changing. This event is open to the public. Friday, November 7, 5-8PM FREE Admission/Cash Bar Free Parking in the Adjacent State Lots
2014-11-08 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-08 00:00:00
Location: Korean War National Museum - Denis J. Healy Freedom Center
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mr. Cooper will discuss his service in the Korean War where he was a heavy machine gunner in the weapons company of the 3rd Battalion of the 5th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division in 1952.
2014-11-08 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-08 00:00:00
Location: SCHEELS 3801 S. MacArthur Blvd. Springfield, IL 62711
From trees and mantels to table and shelving learn about the latest decor trends at this FREE seminar. Enjoy tips, treats, and register to win great prizes. Presented by SCHEELS Gift Lodge and Home Decor Experts! Registration is REQUIRED. Please contact the Event Office at (217)726-6330 to reserve your spot TODAY!

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