Lunch & Learn Downtown; 12:10 p.m. May 12, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; “The Future of U.S. Manned Space Flight,” by Bob Aaron; free; 309-828-2860.
Paula Poundstone; 7:30 p.m. May 12, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; comedian; $25; 866-686-9541.
Summit: New Frontiers in the Study of Colorblind Racism; May 12-14, IWU State Farm Hall; presentations by scholars, workshops, keynote address by IWU alumna Charlene Carruthers 4:30 p.m May 12), more; free.
Awesome '80s Party; 7 p.m. May 13, Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E. Beaufort St., Normal; 21 and older event with '80s music, trivia, costumes, video arcade, dancing, cash bar, more; $25; 309-433-3444.
Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market; 7:30 a.m.-noon May 14, downtown Bloomington square; fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, art, live music, more; free admission; 309-829-9599.
Gala at the Gallery; 6 p.m. May 14, ISU University Galleries in Uptown Station, Normal; ISU Friends of the Arts scholarship fundraiser, with silent/live art auctions, live entertainment, food and drink; $60; 309-438-8321.
Train Day; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14, Uptown Station, Normal; model train displays, giveaways, train-themed kiddie ride, more; free; www.uptownnormal.com.
Twin City Cruisers Cruise-Ins: Red Night; 5-8:30 p.m. May 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.
Under the Dome Knit-In; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14, McLean County Museum of History, 600 N. Main St., Bloomington; open knitting event for charity (bring your own materials); free; 309-827-0428.
David Davis Mansion Mechanical Tours; 1 and 3 p.m. May 15, David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington; behind-the-scenes tour of mansion's mechanical workings; $15; 309-828-1084.
Third Sunday Market; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15, Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St., Bloomington; antiques, collectibles; $6, under 14 free; 217-202-2847.
Heyworth HeyDays; 5-10 p.m. May 12, 5-11 p.m. May 13, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. May 14, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15, East Main Street, downtown Heyworth; carnival rides, food, live entertainment, kids' activities, more; free; 309-473-2811.
Minier Community-Wide Garage Sale; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14, various locations around Minier; free.
I Love the 90s with Salt N Pepa, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Ton Loc and Young MC; 7 p.m. May 12, U.S. Cellular Coliseum, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington; '90s R&B performers; $25-$60; 800-745-3000.
Lacey Sturm, Red Letter Merchant and Embers End; 8 p.m. May 13, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock singer and groups; $17-$20; 309-820-0352.
Marc Boon & Unknown Legends; 5:30 p.m. May 14, Connie Link Amphitheater, Normal; blues-classic rock group; free; 309-454-9540.
The Mother Hips, Quiet Company and Alex and the XO's; 8 p.m. May 14, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock groups; $12-$15; 309-820-0352.
Sick Puppies, Red Sun Rising and Stitched Up Heart; 7 p.m. May 17, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock groups; $18-$20; 309-820-0352.
Rob Zombie and Halestorm; 8 p.m. May 18, U.S. Cellular Coliseum, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington; rock singer and group; $39.50-$49.50; 800-745-3000.
The Beach Boys; 8 p.m. May 13, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; pop group; $49-$85; 309-673-3200.
Jackyl and Outlaws & Moonshine; 8 p.m. May 13, Limelight Eventplex, 8102 N. University, Peoria; rock groups; $20-$45; 309-693-1234.
PrimeTime Country Opry; 7 p.m. May 14, Olympia High School Auditorium, rural Stanford; country music shows with PrimeTime Country Opry Band and special guest Stephanie Foster-Cunningham; adults $10, ages 3-12 $3, under 3 free; 309-449-5484.
Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute; 8 p.m. May 14, Limelight Eventplex, 8102 N. University, Peoria; Jackson tribute performer; $20-$50; 309-693-1234.
ICMA Chapter 617 Jam Session; noon May 15, VFW Building, El Paso; potluck dinner, open mic; free; 309-564-0228.
A Day to Remember, Parkway Drive and State Champs; 7:30 p.m. May 18, Limelight Eventplex, 8102 N. University, Peoria; rock groups; $36.50-$75; 309-693-1234.
Dial 'M' for Murder; 7:30 p.m. May 12-14, 2:30 p.m. May 15; Community Players Theatre, 201 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington; Frederick Knott mystery; $7-$14; 309-663-2121.
Little Shop of Horrors; 2 p.m. May 17, 7:30 p.m. May 16-21, Engle Lane Theatre, 1012 Columbus Road, Streator; Streator Community Players production of musical comedy; $10-$20; 815-672-3584.
The Bygones; 7 p.m. May 12, Gill St. Sports Bar; 7 p.m. March 13, Parke Regency Hotel; nostalgic rock; no cover.
Karaoke; 10 p.m. May 12, Bistro; 6 p.m. May 12, Bloomington Eagles; 8:30 p.m. May 12, 15 and 17, Shooters Lounge; 8 p.m. May 14, Bonker's Place; no cover.
Open Jazz Stage; 8 p.m. May 12, 4 p.m. May 15, Jazz UpFront; jazz; no cover.
Chris Corkery; 8 p.m. May 13, Jim's Steakhouse; acoustic rock-country-Americana; no cover.
DJ Squeesa; 10 p.m. May 13, Bistro; dance; no cover.
E-Z Rock, 7 p.m. May 13, Bonker's Place; rock; no cover.
The Mavericks; 7 p.m. May 13, Bloomington Eagles; country; no cover.
Nickel & Dime; 8:30 p.m. May 13, Winners; rock; $5.
Western Settings, Terribly Happy and Chris Necka; 9 p.m. May 13, Meltdown Creative Works; punk; $3.
J.B. and Tim Barnes; 5:30 p.m. May 13 and 8:30 p.m. May 14 and 18 (Barnes only), Shooters Lounge; DJs; no cover.
Big On Blondes; 6 p.m. May 14, Gill St. Sports Bar; rock; no cover.
Captain Ron; 7 p.m. May 14, Windjammer Lounge; '60s rock; no cover.
The Fire; 9 p.m. May 14, Winners; rock; $5.
On the Cinder, The Magpies and Dirty Rotten Revenge; 10 p.m. May 14, Bistro; rock; $3.
Derel Monteith and Ezra Casey & Friends; 6 and 9 p.m. May 14, Jazz UpFront; jazz; $5.
Social Dance; 7 p.m. May 14, Normal Community Activity Center; DJ music; $5.
Open Mic Night; 7 p.m. May 15, Bonker's Place; variety; no cover.
Bones Bach; 5 p.m. May 17, DoubleTree Hotel; acoustic variety; no cover.
Silver Foxes; 6:30 p.m. May 12, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover.
Bob Zany; 8:30 p.m. May 13, Mason City Limits, Mason City; comedy; $15.
Sunset Strip; 9 p.m. May 13, TailGaters Pub, LeRoy; hair metal; no cover.
Jury's Out; 8:30 p.m. May 14, TailGaters Pub, LeRoy; '80s rock; no cover.
Nate Holley; 9 p.m. May 14, Kemp's Upper Tap, Lexington; hip-hop/rock; no cover.
Children's Discovery Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., 1-5 p.m. Sun.; 101 E. Beaufort St., Normal; exhibit gallery, paint wall, two-story climber, AgMazing exhibit, educational programs, more; $7, under 2 free; 309-433-3444.
Family Day at Tipton Park; 1-3 p.m. May 14, Tipton Park, Bloomington; games, crafts, fitness activities, scavenger hunts, inflatables, more; free; 309-434-2260.
There's a Martian in the Opera House!; 10 a.m. May 14, Normal Public Library, Normal (free); 3 p.m. May 14, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1613 E. Emerson St., Bloomington (free); annual Prairie Fire Theatre opera for children production; www.PraireFireTheatre.org.
Endangered Species Day; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15, Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington; zookeeper talks on subject; free with paid admission; 309-434-2260.