Weekly Events Oct 12 - 18

Posted: 10/11/2017
Author: Alison Warren

Weekly Events Oct 12 - 18

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Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry at 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.

The Big Picture: Large-Scale Paintings from the 70s, 80s & 90s at the Illinois State Museum
Mon-Sat: 9am-4:30pm, Sun: Noon-4:30pm
When paintings are larger than life size, as opposed to the domestic intimacy generally found in small-scale works, they can dominate a space; they can be awe-inspiring, epic, imposing, and heroic or even evoke a sense of grandeur. These paintings are especially well-suited to the blank backdrops of large gallery walls. Drawn primarily from the ISM Illinois Legacy Collection, this exhibition is a look back at the variety of creative and innovative ways some of Illinois’ finest painters employed large-scale painting during the last quarter of the 20th century.

Illinois Products Farmers Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
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.

Music at the Museum: Bucky Halker at the Illinois State Museum
Thursday: 7 pm - 9 pm
Our October Music at the Museum performance will feature labor music historian and songwriter Bucky Halker and will include the songs of Woody Guthrie, Illinois Labor Songs and a few of Bucky's own original tunes.

Wright Concepts: Specialty Tour at Dana-Thomas House- A Frank Lloyd Wright Design
Friday: 10:15 am & 1:15 pm
Join longtime volunteer Larry Betz on an extended tour of the Dana Thomas House. Betz will guide you on a discussion about the design principles behind Wright’s “Prairie School” architecture, which emphasized horizontal lines in order to blend in with the natural surroundings of the Midwest. The tour promises visitors a new perspective on Wright’s architectural vision, even if they’ve visited the site before. Call the site at 217-782-6776 to sign up for the tour.

Rockin' Nite Maze at Bomke's Patch
Friday & Saturday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Navigate the corn maze in the dark with only your flashlights and glowsticks! Food available for purchase. Wagon ride, play area, foam and bubble party, music. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Hocus Pocus Dinner & a Movie at the Legacy Theatre
Friday: 6 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a wicked good time if you dare!!! The BFFs (Breast Friends Forever) are hosting a fundraiser on FRIDAY October the 13th with dinner and movie. Starting at 6 pm our doors will open and the movie HOCUS POCUS will start at 730 pm. We will be having a costume contest so dress up as your favorite Sanderson sister, cool Billy Buterson, or just a great witch or warlock. We will have BBQ hotdogs, chips, and popcorn which are included in the price of the ticket starting at 6pm. There will be alcohol and soda on sale. There is also a photo area.

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Edwards Place
Friday: 6:30 pm
The Premise: Gloria Jackson drags her dysfunctional family on vacation to an historic estate, but doesn't live to enjoy it. Who is responsible for her death??
Your role: Guests at this murder mystery will help the detective solve the crime. Working as a table, you 'll have the opportunity to hear the suspects' monologues and conduct two interrogations of the suspects. Will you be able to figure out "whodunit"?? The menu: Chicago-style deep-dish pizza; 2 craft soda and other craft beverages; salad; dessert.

Old Capitol Farmers Market in Downtown Springfield
Saturday: 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 more.

Carve for the Carillon at the Thomas Rees Carillon
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm
Bring your kids, family, friends, or any group to this fun, family-friendly event to help carve the 2,000+ pumpkins that will light the way for annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular the following week.

Second Saturday Shop Hop in Downtown Springfield
Saturday: 1 pm
The last Second Saturday Shop Hop of the year to 12 downtown specialty shops.

Giant Flea Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
Sunday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Features exhibitors displaying and selling all types of items.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Sangamon Auditorium
Sunday: 7 pm
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others

Concert at the Carillon at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Sunday: 2 pm & 4 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.

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience at the Sangamon Auditorium
Tuesday: 7 pm
The joyful music of Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience celebrates the Creole culture of south Louisiana in a fusion of New Orleans funk-reggae-world-blues-roots music with influences of African, French, Spanish and Native American musical styles. Grammy Award-winning Terrance Simien and his band have performed thousands of concerts, touring millions of miles in over 45 countries throughout their eventful career spanning over three decades.

Brown Bag Lecture: Sourcing Lightning Whelk Shell Artifacts at the Illinois State Museum Research Center
Wednesday: Noon - 1 pm
Dr. Kozuch will discuss her study of exotic marine artifacts from Mississippian sites, through which she seeks to more fully understand trade and shell-working technology. Currently, she is analyzing lightning whelk artifacts, shark teeth, and bead crafting from Cahokia and East St. Louis sites, as well as replicating beads made from lightning whelk shells.



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