Weekly Events Oct 19 - 25

Posted: 10/18/2017
Author: Alison Warren

Weekly Events Oct 19 - 25

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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.

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.

Concert at the Carillon at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Wednesday: Noon
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.

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.

Local Flavors Dinner at Maldaner's Restaurant
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.

Zoolie Ghoulie at Henson Robinson Zoo
Friday: 4 pm - 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
During Zoolie Ghoulie, the Zoo is transformed into a haunting Halloween haven, complete with these not too scary, family-friendly activities.

Lincoln Home Employee's Assn Trick or Treat Event at Lincoln Home 
Friday: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event is completely free and open to children 12 years of age and younger and will begin in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center. Featuring candy stops at several historic houses throughout the festively decorated Lincoln era neighborhood (the houses will not be open for tours), volunteers in period clothing, games, and much more.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Friday & Saturday: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
More than 2,000 illuminated hand-carved jack-o-lanterns are displayed around the Carillon and the Washington Park Botanical Garden - showcasing carving talents of area residents, artists and District 186 students. The event features special Carillon music, lighting, sound effects, a unique Tree of Lights and food vendors.

Jersey Boys at the Sangamon Auditorium
Friday: 8 pm; Saturday: 2 pm & 8 pm
More than 9,000 theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its premiere in Springfield in March 2014. Worldwide, more than 24 million people have seen Jersey Boys. And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer will return to Springfield! Jersey Boys is the Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history.

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.

The Restoration Tour at the Dana-Thomas House
Saturday: 10:15 am & 1:15 pm
The State of Illinois restoration of the Dana-Thomas House was a five-year project that returned the house to its appearance in 1910. The restoration project included the completion of a Historic Structure Report and a three-phase construction project that was finished in 1990. The restoration design was lead by Wilbert Hasbouck, FAIA, a Chicago preservation architect who was an advocate for the legacy of the Prairie School architects in the Midwest. 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

Handgun Demo at SCHEELS
Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
Join SCHEELS and Industry Experts to try out the latest in handguns. Live fire of Glock and Smith & Wesson handguns. Hearing & Eye protection provided. Demo Day specials, discounts and giveaways exclusive to those who attend this event. Must be at least 21 years old and possess a valid FOID card or Illinois Concealed Carry License.

6th Annual Spooktacular Evening with Abe at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Saturday: 6:30 pm
A Family Event. Fun for all ages. Historical characters “haunting” the exhibit journeys complete with special eerie lighting and music, a kids’ costume contest with prizes, spooky storytelling, a scavenger hunt, crafts and games. Refreshments will be provided and the Museum’s Gift Shop will be open. Children must be accompanied by adults, and adults in costume are asked to refrain from wearing masks or hoods.

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.



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