Weekly Events September 19 - 26

Posted: 9/19/2017
Author: Alison Warren

Weekly Events September 19 - 26

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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 more.

ISM Brown Bag Lecture Series at the Illinois State Museum
Wednesday: Noon to 1 pm
The alligator gar is a “living fossil” and an important predator in freshwater ecosystems within their native range. After nearly 50 years of extirpation from our rivers, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has begun reintroducing this fish in coordination with other states. This presentation reviews the history, myths, science, and objectives of the reintroduction project in Illinois.

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.

Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Sangamon Auditorium
Wednesday: 7:30 pm
It’s a good year for husband-and-wife writing, singing, recording, and performing team Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel!

Local Flavors Dinner at Engrained Brewing Company
Thursday 4 pm - 10 pm
Dine out for Local Flavors and experience the true flavors of Illinois. Each participating restaurant will create a "Local Flavors Special" featuring almost entirely seasonal ingredients grown by local farmers. Good for you. Good for your community. Good for the earth. Now that's a bite we can all get behind.

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.

Author Event: Curious Encounters with the Natural World at the Illinois State Museum
Thursday: 4:30 pm
Join us at the Illinois State Museum for a celebration of a new book by Michael Jeffords and Susan Post: Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Siders to Hidden Tigers. The event will include food trucks, cash bar, music, and a book signing. A presentation by the authors will begin at 6 pm.

16th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Downtown Springfield
Friday: 6 pm - 10 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 2 pm
Over 1,100 cool cars and 85,000 spectators, hot music and free entertainment will roll into the heart of Springfield's historic downtown for this Route 66 celebration! Non-stop free musical entertainment on the Hot Rod stage all weekend!

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.

Fall Equinox Festival at Bomke's Patch
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Fall Equinox Festival will have live music, bounce houses, face painting, market vendors and much much more!

Pets! Family Event at the Illinois State Museum
Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm
Domestic animals, and especially pets, have played an important role in human history. Come learn about pets in the past and how you and your pets can contribute to the health of the planet in the present and future. Enjoy engaging games and demonstrations, create origami art, and make a pet rock to take home.

Black Violin at Sangamon Auditorium
Saturday 8 pm
To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they're nothing but ingredients. Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists and their DJ is redefining the music world one string at a time. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare – a sound that nobody has ever heard but everybody wants to feel. In an age where music is coming to be more and more defined by the labels given to it, Black Violin shows that music does not exist within a box, but rather exists in another space – one as open and unrestrained as the minds that produce it.












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