Weekly Events September 12 - 17

Posted: 9/12/2017
Author: Alison Warren

Weekly Events September 12 - 17

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Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Daily: 9 am - 5 pm
Visitors will see rare artifacts and photographs. They’ll learn about legendary players like Mordecai Brown and Rogers Hornsby and newer stars like Jake Arrieta and Yadier Molina. They’ll also be able to interact with the exhibit by sharing their own Cards-Cubs memories, answering trivia questions and playing a home run derby as their favorite team. “The Rivalry” was developed in conjunction with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals, an unprecedented partnership from all three organizations for an exhibit of this type.

Old Capitol Farmers Market in Downtown Springfield
Wednesday: 8 am - 12:30 pm
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and mor

Concert at the Carillon at the Thomas Rees Carillon
Every Wednesday: 6:30 pm
A half an hour, outdoor, live concert with a great variety of music, played by the resident carillonist on the 67-bell Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon.

Moonlight Market at Obed and Issacs Microbrewery
9/13/2017, 6 pm - 9 pm
Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month from July-October as we close Jackson street for a unique art, craft, and vendor fair! All sorts of crafts, art, locally made products, and more will be available from a variety of vendors.

Illinois Products Farmers Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
Every Thursday: 4 pm - 7 pm
The Commodities Pavilion will come alive with local Illinois vendors, entertainment, and health-related activities. Products range from produce, meat, eggs, plants, specialty products, wine and beer - all produced right here in Illinois.

Illinois History Forum
Thursday: Noon - 1 pm
A rotating group of moderators will lead discussions on books, films and exhibits on topics from Illinois’ past. All discussions are 12-1 p.m. in the Presidential Library Multipurpose Room. Mother Jones — September 14 — Film Discussion on “Mother Jones: America’s Most Dangerous Woman;” Moderator: Public historian Devin Hunter (University of Illinois Springfield). This is a free event, reservations are not needed. Bring your lunch and enjoy this educational discussion!

Music at the Museum: Patchouli at the Illinois State Museum
Thursday: 7 pm - 9 pm
The acoustic worldbeat duo Patchouli is comprised of Wisconsin songwriter Julie Patchouli and guitarist Bruce Heckles. They light up the air with sparkling acoustic sounds and their powerful contagious chemistry. Patchouli’s songwriting is “New American Folk” blending elements of folk, pop, flamenco and jazz with world beat rhythms, and their sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings”. Music at the Museum is a monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles.

Oktoberfest Street Party at the Brewhaus
F & Sa: 5 pm - Midnight
Outdoor street festival with live music.

Harley-Davidson Summer Thunder Tour at The Alibi
Friday: 6 pm - 8 pm
Every year we give away a brand new motorcycle. Enjoy friends, food, drinks, prizes & giveaways, live bands and so much more! It doesn’t matter what you ride or where you're from, everyone is welcomed!

Artrageous at The Legecy Theatre
Friday: Doors open: 7 pm; Show: 8 pm
Artrageous is a one of a kind interactive performance that incorporates many different art forms on the same stage. With a live band, singers, and artists, the audience will experience live art, music, dance, and life sized puppetry! Imagine witnessing an explosion of creativity, as an artist brings a masterpiece into reality right before your eyes. Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes you on a thrilling journey that captivates your imagination and all your senses!

Movie in the Park - "Moana" at Rotary Park
Join us for our last free movie of the summer! The movie will begin at dusk (roughly 8 pm). Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.

29th Annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair at the Edwards Place
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
View and purchase hand-crafted art from the Midwest and beyond at dozens of artists booths. Enjoy live music, food vendors, live art demonstrations, and kids activities as you browse amazing artwork. Expand your library at the Michael Victor II Art Library's used book sale. Walk through the newly-restored Edwards Place historic home. Kick off the fall season with this great family event!

Clayville Fall Festival at Clayville HIstoric Site
Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Pioneer artisan and craftsman demonstrations, historic building tours, kid's activities, food and refreshemts. Enjoy period music and audience participation entertainment throughout the weekend in a restored pioneer village.

The Restoration of the Dana-Thomas House at the Dana-THomas House A Frank Lloyd Wright Design
Saturday: 10:15 am & 1:15 pm
This hour-long guided tour includes a visit to the "restoration room" to showcase the restoration process. Also, the tour guide will highlight the restoration techniques. Mike Jackson, FAIA, will be giving thel restoration tours of the Dana-Thomas House. Jackson was the preservation architect for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency at the time of the major restoration of the house, 1987-1990.

Frank Foster at Boondocks
Saturday: 7 pm
Country Music Performer

80's Party w/DJ & Costume Contest at The Alibi
Saturday: 7 pm - 11 pm
80's Party w/DJ & Costume Contest! Put on your most gnarly acid washed jeans because this 80's party at The Alibi is like totally going to be RAD! Need help with your outfit, just ask mom and dad! $100 for best costume at 11pm!

Capital City Improv at The Legecy Theatre
Saturday: 8 pm
Join us for an evening of improvisational and sketch comedy with Capital City Improv. This group is sure to tickle your funny bone in more ways than you ever thought possible. Be prepared to laugh and cry, to cry and laugh, to laugh so hard you cry, and perhaps laugh so hard you pee a little. Inspired by the wise words of Abraham Lincoln and the music stylings of Queen, this group of nine ne'er-do-wells is sure to keep you entertained the whole night!The bar opens at 7; the more you drink, the funnier they are!

Rockballet: MIXTAPE at Sangamon Auditorium
Saturday: 8pm, Sunday: 2pm
Springfield Ballet Company presents Rockballet: MIXTAPE with live music by Downstate. A vivid and exciting mix of adventurous choreography, memorable music and high-intensity dancing, Rockballet: MIXTAPE, brought to you by BUNN and U.S. Bank, promises to be a unforgettable performance.

Poets in the Parlor: Kirk's Garage Poetry Group at Vachel Lindsay Home
Sunday: 2 pm - 3 pm
In the spring of 1996 nine or so poets gathered in Webster Groves, Missouri to read poems and passages in Kirk Swearingen’s garage. Among the readers were George Fortier, Steve Haren, Bruce Cohn and Kirk Swearingen.


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