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Go! calendar - April 12, 2018

Looking for something to do this weekend?

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

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Musician Chris Corkery 

Special events

Bloomington-Normal

Bloomington Reads: Jamie Ford; April 12, Bloomington Public Library and Bloomington High School Auditorium; author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" in two Bloomington Reads-connected presentations, at 1 p.m. in library and 7 p.m. at BHS; free; 309-828-6091.

Lunch & Learn; 12:10 p.m. April 12, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; "McLean County: Transportation Crossroads," presented by Mike Matejka; free; 309-828-2860.

World War I Speaker Series: Angela Bonnell & April Anderson; 2 p.m. April 12, Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave., Normal; presentation on Angeline Milner's WWI war service; free; 309-433-3488.

Bloomington-Normal's Got Talent; 6 p.m. April 13, Station Saloon at Lincoln Spring Center, 1611 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington; semifinals round for local talent contest; www.palma-entertainment.com.

Hands All Around Quilt Guild Quilt Spectrum 2018; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14, Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington; more than 200 quilts displayed, demonstrations, vendors, exhibits, gift boutique, more; $5.

Illinois State Night Live!; 7 p.m. April 13, 10:30 p.m. April 14, Normal Theater, Normal; sketch comedy presented by Normal Humor; $5-$7; 309-454-9722.

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The 42nd edition of the Chi Omega March Madness Greek Dance Competition will be the event's biggest show ever, thanks to a move from Illinois State University's Braden Auditorium to Redbird Arena on Saturday night.

Chi Omega March Madness Greek Dance Competition; 7 p.m. April 14, ISU Redbird Arena; Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser featuring 19-group student dance competition; $17-$22; 309-438-8000.

ISU Speakers Series: Muhammed Yunus; 7 p.m. April 14, ISU Bone Student Center Brown Ballroom; Nobel Prize Laureate Professor speaking on "A World of Three Zeroes: Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment and Zero Net Carbon"; free.

Movies Under the Dome: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; 2 p.m. April 14, McLean County Museum of History Gov. Fifer Courtroom, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; showing of 1989 film featuring makeup effects ISU alum James Spinner, preceded at 1 p.m. by free face-painting; free; 309-827-0428.

Twin City Cruisers Cruise-Ins: All Clubs; 5-8:30 p.m. April 14, Towanda Plaza Shopping Center parking lot, 1210 Towanda Ave., Bloomington; themed classic/modified vehicle gatherings, with awards, door prizes, DJ music, vendors, more; free; 309-827-8281.

The State of Illinois Democracy; 7 p.m. April 16, ISU Schroeder Hall Room 138; presentations and panel discussion with special guests; free.

Vaudeville Monday; 7 p.m. April 16, Normal Theater, Normal; showcase for local entertainers in all styles and formats, with featured performer Sara Quah; free; 309-454-9720.

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ISU Speakers Series: Roy Choi; 7 p.m. April 17, ISU Bone Student Center Prairie Room; celebrity chef in presentation, "Riding Shotgun with an L.A. Shotgun: An Evening with Roy Choi"; free. 

Central Illinois

Twin City Amateur Astronomers Public Viewing Sessions; 8-10 p.m. April 14, Sugar Grove Nature Center at Funks Grove; open telescope viewing on topic of "Galaxies: Deep Space Wonders"; free; 309-830-4085.

Ebertfest; April 18-22, Virginia Theater, Champaign; film fest in memory of late film critic Roger Ebert, with filmmakers and stars in attendance, more; www.ebertfest.com.

Music

Bloomington-Normal

IWU Student Composition Concert; 8 p.m. April 12, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; free.

Brian Oberlin; 7 p.m. April 13, McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East St., Bloomington; mandolin player; $15; 309-829-0011.

IWU Symphony Orchestra; 7:30 p.m. April 13, Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington; conducted by Lev Ivanov; free.

Acafellaz Spring Concert; 5 p.m. April 14, Normal Theater, Normal; ISU all-male a cappella group; $5-$7; 309-454-9722.

The Cadillac Three and Hannah Dasher; 8 p.m. April 14, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; Southern rock group and singer; $22-$25; 309-820-0352. 

ISO Around the Town Concert Series; 7 p.m. April 14, Moses Montefiore Temple, 102 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington; small ISO ensemble performance; free; 800-401-7222. 

IWU Vocal Jazz Concert; 7:30 p.m. April 14, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; free.

Music of World War I; 2 p.m. April 14, Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave., Normal; performance by Dale Evans and Hannah Kerrigan; free; 309-433-3488.

ISU Jazz Festival Concerts with Dennis Mackrel; 8 p.m. April 14-15, ISU Center for the Performing Arts; nightly fest concerts with ISU Jazz Ensembles and guest drummer-composer Mackrel; $10-$15; 309-438-2535.

ISU Percussion Ensemble; 7 p.m. April 15, ISU Center for the Performing Arts; $6-$10; 309-438-2535.

ISU Chamber Winds; 7:30 p.m. April 16, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; free.

ISU String and Piano Chamber Music Recital; 7:30 p.m. April 17, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; free.

IWU Jazz Ensemble; 8 p.m April 17, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; directed by Glenn Wilson, with guest trumpeter-composer John D'earth; free.

The Maine, The Wrecks and The Technicolors; 7:30 p.m. April 18, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock groups; $23-$25; 309-820-0352.  

Abbie Conant; 8 p.m. April 18, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; guest trombonist; free.

Central Illinois

The Duttons; 7 p.m. April 13, Virginia Theater, 203 W. Park, Champaign; family bluegrass/variety group; $22.50-$33.50; 217-356-9063.

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Tyler Dringenberg of Dexter O'Neal and the Funk Yard from Peoria puts some groove into his saxophone playing during the 18th annual Bruegala on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at the Corn Crib, Normal.

Walter Trout and Dexter O'Neal & Funk Yard; 7:30 p.m. April 13, Monarch Music Hall, 8102 N. University, Peoria; blues singer groups $20-$35; 309-693-1234.

ISO Around the Town Concert Series; 7 p.m. April 14, Moses Montefiore Temple, 102 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington; small ISO ensemble performance; free; 800-401-7222.

PrimeTime Country Opry; 7 p.m. April 14, Olympia High School Auditorium, rural Stanford; country music shows with PrimeTime Country Opry Band and special guest Mike Porter; adults $10, ages 3-12 $3, under 3 free; 309-449-5484.

Downtown Champaign Chamber Music Festival (DoCha); April 14-15, Orpheum Children's Science Museum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign; performances of guest and local musicians, cabaret-style seating around stage, food, beverages, more; free; complete schedule at www.docha.org.

ICMA Chapter 617 Jam Session; noon-4 p.m. April 15, VFW Building, El Paso; potluck dinner, open mic; free; 309-564-0228.

Bush, Atlas Genius and Big Jesus; 7:30 p.m. April 17, Monarch Music Hall, 8102 N. University, Peoria; rock groups $39.50-$55; 309-693-1234. 

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Arts in brief

Heartland Theatre Company's "Floyd Collins" features, standing, Kevin Alleman and Vicki Snyder, and, seated, Nathan Sudenga.

Theater

Bloomington-Normal

Floyd Collins; 7:30 p.m. April 12-14 and 19-21, 2 p.m. April 15, 21 and 22; Heartland Theatre Company, One Normal Plaza, Normal; Heartland Theatre production of musical; $10-$20; 309-452-08709. 

Xanadu; 8 p.m. April 12-14,  2 p.m. April 15, IWU Jerome Mirza Theatre; IWU School of Theatre production of pop musical; $12-$14; 309-556-3232. 

Balm in Gilead; 7:30 p.m. April 13-14 and 17-21, 2 p.m. April 15, ISU Center for the Performing Arts; ISU Theatre production of Lanford Wilson drama; $12-$17; 309-438-2535.

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Groucho

Capt. Spaulding, Rufus T. Firefly, Hugo Z. Hackenbush and a cast of others live again in an "An Evening with Groucho," courtesy of actor Frank Ferrante. His performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

An Evening with Groucho; 7 p.m. April 14, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; Frank Ferrante in one-man show as Groucho Marx; $20-$30; 866-686-9541.

Central Illinois

Making God Laugh; 6:15 p.m. April 12-15, 12:45 p.m. April 15, Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center, Pontiac; Vermillion Players dinner theater production of production of comedy (no dinner April 12); $35 ($20 April 12); 815-844-5847.

Nightlife

Bloomington-Normal

Chow 4-Piece; 7 p.m. April 12, Jazz UpFront; jazz; no cover.

Feathered Mason and Chris Corkery; 7:30 p.m. April 13, Sound Garden at Nightshop; rock; $5.

Karaoke; 7 p.m. April 12, Bloomington Eagles; 8:30 p.m. April 15 and 17, Shooters Lounge; free.

The Band Rio Grande; 7:30 p.m. April 13, Legends Sports Bar & Grill; country; no cover.

DJ Jeff; 9 p.m. April 13, 8:30 p.m. April 18, Shooters Lounge; no cover.

Joey Glassman Quartet; 8 p.m. April 13, Jazz UpFront; jazz; $5.

Baaad Boyz; 8 p.m. April 13, Jazz UpFront; blues; $5.

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The Bygones

The Bygones; 6 p.m. Sept. 11, Cheeks Bar & Grill; nostalgic rock; no cover.

The Bygones; 7 p.m. April 13, Winners; nostalgic rock; no cover.

Big On Blondes; 7 p.m. April 14, Cheeks Bar & Grill; party rock; no cover.

DJ J.B.; 8:30 p.m. April 14, Shooters Lounge; no cover.

Jim and Tommy; 7 p.m. April 14, Dr. McKay's Bar & Grill; acoustic rock; no cover. 

Social Dance; 7 p.m. April 14, New Lafayette Club; DJ dance; $10.   

The Nostalgics; 1:30 p.m. April 15, Miller Park Pavilion; ballroom oldies; $8.

Central Illinois

Silver Foxes; 6:30 p.m. April 5, American Legion, Heyworth; country; 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.

Dress-Up Movies: Sing; 1 p.m. April 14, Normal Theater, 209 North St., Normal; movie showing, with audience invited to dress as characters on screen; free; 309-454-9540. 

Dance

Bloomington-Normal

Chi Omega March Madness Greek Dance Competition; 7 p.m. April 14, ISU Redbird Arena; Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser featuring 19-group student dance competition; $17-$22; 309-438-8000.

 

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