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., 02/28/2015
E.g., 02/28/2015
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 -- 2015-12-31 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.
2015-02-21 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-14 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Memorial Garden
For four weekends in late February and early March, you're invited to walk with us into the Garden's sugar bush as we tap our maples. Help us collect the sap as it flows from the trees and cook it down into pure maple syrup. A great way to shake the winter blues!
2015-02-27 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-01 00:00:00
Location: Orr Building - Illinois State Fairgrounds
Featuring over 100 new boats on display. 9 boat dealers representing over 30 manufacturers. An outstanding opportunity to compare and shop for your next fishing or pleasure boat. Great deals at the show. **Event is held at the Orr Building - IL State Fairgrounds.**
2015-02-27 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-01 00:00:00
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
2015-02-27 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-28 00:00:00
Location: Donnie B's Comedy Club
With a high energetic style, and a unique rhythm,(his style has been called ‘..pure comedic jazz’), Troy Thirdgill is one of the most touring acts working today. From Cruise ships, colleges, comedy clubs, military bases and huge corporate events, Thirdgill can work them all and has. Hes been to more countries than almost any comic in the world. It’s his clean but not corny, intelligent material, insanely real characters that evoke deep laughs because its from a perspective unlike so many others. As Troy puts it, “..all these comics out there acting like they’re tortured artist rebels because they use profanity or vulgar premises, …well, if everyone is rebelling, doesnt that make them conformist?”
2015-02-28 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-28 00:00:00
Location: Prairie Capital Convention Center
A Craft Mural, Bounce Houses, Rock Wall, Casey’s Corner (includes a free petting zoo and free puppet shows), Touch-A-Truck, Stage Entertainment and Vendor Booths promoting everything kids.
2015-02-28 00:00:00 -- 2015-02-28 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Museum
Explore the collections of area children and teens. Collections include rocks and minerals, coins, toys, and more. Children between the ages of 8 and 15 years old can display a collection and meet other young collectors. There is no fee, but registration is required by February 16. Contact Nina Walthall at walthall@museum.state.il.us or (217) 782-0061.
2015-03-01 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-01 00:00:00
Location: AMC Parkway 8
This epic dramatization follows the battles of Simon Bolivar against the Spanish Empire in South America. His army never conquered -- it liberated. (Venezuela) **Please note: The film is shown at AMC Parkway 8 at 3025 Lindbergh Blvd not the Springfield Art Association.**
2015-03-03 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-03 00:00:00
Location: AMC Parkway 8
This epic dramatization follows the battles of Simon Bolivar against the Spanish Empire in South America. His army never conquered -- it liberated. (Venezuela) **Please note: The film is shown at AMC Parkway 8 at 3025 Lindbergh Blvd not the Springfield Art Association.**
2015-03-04 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-04 00:00:00
Location: Sangamon Auditorium
In this satirical tale from America's favorite humorist, Mark Twain himself travels from 19th century Hartford, Connicticut, to 6th century England through the eyes of Hank Morgan, who awakens in the medieval era after a blow to the head. Twain's satirical romp exposes the faibles and fortes of both ages, leading audiences to question and laugh at themselves and the principles of the 21st century. The Acting Company is America's foremost nationally touring repertory theater, having performed 138 productions for millions of people across America. Founded in 1972, The Acting Company promotes theater and arts education all across America and has been honored with multiple Obie, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and Audelco Awards and is a Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theater. The New York Times declares, The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theatre in the United States. Sponsored by Arts Midwest
2015-03-04 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-04 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
This interactive program invites staff, volunteers, students and museum visitors to publicly read excerpts from Lincoln's most well-known speeches. A historian will be on hand to introduce the speech, interpret its meaning, and field questions from the audience at the conclusion of the public reading.
2015-03-06 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-08 00:00:00
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
HCFTA presents Disney's musical version of Tarzan of the Apes, featuring heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins. Starring the Hoogland Kids Teens.
2015-03-06 00:00:00 -- 2015-03-07 00:00:00
Location: Donnie B's Comedy Club

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