Weekly Events August 8 - 14

Posted: 8/8/2017
Author: Alison Warren

Weekly Events August 8 - 14

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History Comes Alive at Various Historic Sites

Daily Step into 19th century America when History Comes Alive this summer in Springfield. Visit our historic sites and interact with 19th century characters enjoy period music. You might even meet Mr. Lincoln himself! Many sites and attractions in historic Springfield will be brimming with free live performances and fun activities that will transport you and your family back in time – to the Springfield Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. From storytelling and interaction with costumed interpreters to visits with Mr. Lincoln, himself, this is a trip to the past you won't want to miss! History Comes Alive will run through August.

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.

Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago Exhibition at the Illinois State Museum

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 4:30 pm, Sunday: Noon to 4:30 pm This interactive exhibition is an examination of the intertwined history of two of Chicago’s greatest exports: pinball and imagist painting. Guests are invited to play pinball on Chicago-built pinball machines alongside paintings, sculptures and prints inspired by them, including works by Roger Brown, Ed Flood, Gladys Nilsson, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, Karl Wirsum and Ray Yoshida. The exhibition also features original works by Constantino Mitchell a long time pinball artist. Pinball was but one inspiration for these artists, along with the city’s many color storefronts, campy product ads, and hand painted and neon commercial signs.

Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Lincoln Tomb

Tuesday: 7 pm The 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry - Reactivated performs civil war drills, fires their muskets and holds a flag lowering ceremony in front of the Lincoln Tomb. Each week, one lucky visitor will be presented with the American Flag as a symbol of our gratitude.

Concert at the Carillon at Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

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.

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, artisan baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more. The market is just steps from the Old State Capitol historic site and you’ll find other sites like the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln Home and Dana-Thomas House a Frank Lloyd Wright Design nearby!

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.

Moonlight Market at Obed and Issacs

Wednesday: 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 State Fair at the Illinois State Fairgrounds

Aug 10 - 20: Daily 7 am - Midnight Enjoy 10 days of thrills and excitement at this family-friendly fair featuring world renowned concert artists, food, carnival rides, livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, contests, educational displays, free entertainment, harness racing, auto racing and much more.

Music at the Museum: Filisko & Noden Blues Duo at the Illinois State Museum

Thursday: 7 pm The blues and roots music duo Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make an unforgettable impression. They are expert practitioners of harmonica and guitar styles that defined the blues in its earliest days but are now all too rarely heard. Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon. The collective result, in both their live shows and their recordings, are charged, dramatic performances that are simultaneously powerful and sophisticatedly subtle (www.rootsduo.com).

Grease at the Springfield Muni

Friday - Sunday: 8pm As the show opens, the audience quickly realizes that they are at their 10 year Rydell High School class reunion. Miss Lynch, Blanch, Eugene, teachers, and the current school choir of 1969 serenade us as we go back in time to re-live our Senior year of 1959; the Thunderbirds and Pink Ladies rule the school in this hip-shaking, bobby socks and pedal pushers that invoke the look and sound of the 1950’s.

Chase Rice with Runaway June & Chris Cavanagh at the Illinois State Fair

Friday: 7:30 pm Grandstand Performers

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, artisan baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more. The market is just steps from the Old State Capitol historic site and you’ll find other sites like the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln Home and Dana-Thomas House a Frank Lloyd Wright Design nearby!

Penatonix at the Illinois State Fair

Saturday: 7:30 pm Grandstand Performers

Poets in the Parlor: Teen Writing Camp Reading at the Vachel Lindsay Home

Sunday: 2 pm - 3 pm Our teen summer camp adventure continues with participants reading new fiction and poetry at a very special Poets in the Parlor. Get ready for an exciting afternoon event where these young creative voices will have the opportunity share their original work!

Brad Paisley with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant & Lindsay Ell at the Illinois State Fair

Sunday: 7:30 pm Grandstand Performers

Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone at the Illinois State Fair

Monday: 7:30 pm Grandstand Performers



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