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Go! calendar - Feb. 2, 2018

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Music, comedy, theater and more - in BloNo and Central Illinois

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Gobsmacked (copy)

Gobsmacked!, based in the U.K., is in the midst of its first stateside tour, which includes a stop Wednesday in the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

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Special events

Bloomington-Normal

First Friday; 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2, various downtown Bloomington restaurants, shops and galleries; extended hours, live entertainment, gallery events and more; www.downtownbloomington.org.

Tour de Chocolat’; 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2, downtown Bloomington merchants and businesses; chocolate samples and related activities; www.downtownbloomington.org for complete list.

Storyteller Bobby Norfolk; 11 a.m. Feb. 3, Bloomington Public Library, Bloomington; Emmy-winning storyteller in Black History Month presentation; free; 309-

Central Illinois

Groundhog Day at Wildlife Prairie Park; 6-9 a.m. Feb. 2, Wildlife Prairie Park, northwest of Peoria; groundhog-watching event starring park's resident groundhog, Gertie; free; 309-676-0998.

Midwest Truck & Trailer Show; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 3, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; exhibits, information, sales, more; 217-525-0310.

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Sugar Grove Nature Center Family Nature Exploration Day, 2011

Family Nature Exploration Day; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3, Sugar Grove Nature Center, Funks Grove; guided hike, animal feeding, craft activities, more; free; 309-874-2174.

Winter Guided Hikes; 11 a.m. Feb. 3-4, Starved Rock Park Lodge, Utica; guided park hikes; $12; reservations at 815-220-7386. 

Music

Bloomington-Normal

Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. and SmithField; 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; country singers; $21.50-$25; 309-820-0352.

IWU Jazz Festival Community Outreach Concerts; 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Jazz UpFront, 107 W. Front St., Bloomington; 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Bloom Community School, 1100 N. Beech St., Normal; 4 p.m. Feb. 2, Western Avenue Community Center, 600 N. Western Ave., Bloomington; festival performers (IWU Jazz All-Stars) in pre-fest concerts; free.

Geoffrey Duce and Josefien Stoppelenburg; 8 p.m. Feb. 2, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; ISU faculty pianist and soprano; free.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars & Beyond; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; "Best of John Williams" concert, with guest conductor Vince Lee; $5-$60; 866-686-9541.

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Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press (copy)

Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press; 8 p.m. Feb. 2, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock group; $10; 309-820-0352.

B.o.B. and Waka Flocka Flame; 8 p.m. Feb. 3, IWU Shirk Center; rap/hip hop singers; general, $25 (at door cash only or www.eventbrite.com); IWU students/faculty/staff, free.

IWU Jazz Festival; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 3, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; 19 high school and junior high jazz ensembles, with free master classes (2:15-3 p.m.) and festival concert with IWU Jazz Ensemble and Unlicensed Syncopation; free; 309-556-3061.  

Altered Sound Duo; 1 p.m. Feb. 4, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; gues saxophone-percussion duo; free.

Ilia Radoslavov; 3 p.m. Feb. 4, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; IWU faculty pianist; free.

Gobsmacked!; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; touring a cappella/beatbox show; $35-$50; 866-686-9541.

Central Illinois

David Phelps and Cana's Voice; 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 Illinois 91, Peoria; Christian singer and trio; $22-$50; 800-965-9324.

Joshua Bell; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; violinist, with pianist Sam Haywood; $10-$57; 217-333-6280.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Stephen Alltop, with violinist Zachary Carrettin; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; $5-$40; 217-333-6280.

Heyworth Country Opry; 6 p.m. Feb. 3, Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St., Heyworth; country music shows with Bill Robison & Horizon Band and guest Ken Honecker; $10, under 10 free; 309-660-2655.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars & Beyond; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, U of I at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; "Best of John Williams" concert, with guest conductor Vince Lee; $5-$60; 800-207-6960. 

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'Dracula' (copy)

PUSH Physical Theatre founding director Darren Stevenson has the title role in "Dracula," being performed Saturday at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Theater

Bloomington-Normal

PUSH Physical Theatre: Dracula; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; physical storytelling ensemble incorporating dance, acrobatics and theater; $25-$35; 866-686-9541.

Central Illinois

Assassins; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-3 and 7-10, 3 p.m. Feb. 11, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; U of I Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim musical; $10-$25; 217-333-6280. 

Imago Theatre: La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton; 7 p.m. Feb. 6, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; nationally touring fantasy, based on "Beauty and the Beast"; $10-$25; 217-333-6280. 

The Sound of Music; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-7, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; national tour of musical; $40-$70; 309-673-3200. 

Nightlife

Bloomington-Normal

IWU Jazz Fest All-Stars; 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Jazz UpFront; jazz; no cover.

Karaoke; 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Bloomington Eagles; free.

Hoe Dads; 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Bloomington Eagles; country; no cover.

James Jones Trio; 8 p.m. Feb. 2, Jazz UpFront; blues; $5.

Tom Ricker; 6 p.m. Feb. 2, Maguire's; acoustic variety; no cover.

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Sweetwater

Sweetwater

Sweetwater; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Legends Sports Bar & Grill; classic rock; no cover.

Tom Becker Quartet; 8 p.m. Feb. 3, Jazz Upfront; jazz; $5.

Central Illinois

Silver Foxes; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover.

Jury's Out; 8 p.m. Feb. 3, TailGaters Pub, LeRoy; ’80s rock; no cover.

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Children's Discovery Museum

For kids

Bloomington-Normal

Children's Discovery Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 101 E. Beaufort St., Normal; exhibit gallery, paint wall, two-story climber, AgMazing exhibit, educational programs, more; $7, under 2 free; 309-433-3444.

Central Illinois

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue; 6 p.m. Feb. 6-7, U of I at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; national tour of family show; $19-$110; 800-207-6960.

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