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Go! calendar - Oct. 17, 2017

Looking for something to do this weekend?

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

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Here Come the Mummies (copy)

Here Come the Mummies

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Special events


David Davis Foundation Judge's Jubilee; 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 19, Lakeside Country Club, 1201 Croxton Ave., Bloomington; food, wine/craft beer tastings, entertainment, silent auction, guest speaker, more; $65 single, $100 couple; 309-828-1084.

Witches Night Out; 4-7 p.m. Oct. 19, Uptown Normal; ladies-night-out specials, activities, more at participating merchants;

Rader Family Farms Fall Season; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 19-29, Rader Family Farms, 1238 Ropp Road, Normal; 10-acre corn maze, pumpkin field, fall produce, kids' activities, food, more; $4-$10 admission, $4-$8 for corn maze; 309-275-8765. Special event: Night maze, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21 ($10).

More scares (copy)

Haunted Trail

Haunted Trail; 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19-21 (non-scary version for kids), 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 27-28 (scary version for all ages), Constitution Trail between Vernon Avenue and Normal Parks and Recreation Office, Normal; quarter-mile trail with lighting/sound effects, creatures, more; $1, under 2 free; 309-454-9540.

FlatCon Gaming Convention; 1-11 p.m. Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 22, Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St., Bloomington; gaming convention, with role-playing, live action miniature, board and card games, tournaments, demonstrations, vendors and guest presenters; Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St., Bloomington;

ISU Homecoming Weekend Highlights; Hoopfest/Student Royalty Crowning, 6:45 p.m. Oct. 20; Town & Gown 5K/1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8 a.m. Oct. 21; parade, 10 a.m. Oct. 21, College & University; ISU vs. South Dakota, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Hancock Stadium (tailgate party 11 a.m.); 309-438-2586.

Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market; 7:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 21, downtown Bloomington square; fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, art, live music, more; free admission; 309-829-9599.

Snyder Shriners 5K Run-Walk; 10 a.m. Oct. 21, 1 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington; Shriners Hospitals for Children fundraiser; $30 entry free;

Ewing Manor Tours; 4-6 p.m. Oct. 23, Mondays through October, Ewing Manor, Towanda Avenue and Emerson Street, Bloomington; guided 45-minute tours of late-1920s home of Hazle Buck Ewing, donated to ISU; suggested $5 donation; 309-829-6333.

Guy C. Fraker; 7 p.m. Oct. 24, McLean County Museum of History Fifer Courtroom, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; local author/Lincoln scholar in discussion/signing of new book, "Looking for Lincoln in Illinois"; free; 309-827-0428.

Arts & Craft (copy)

Depending on the kindness of strangers: Lon Chaney Sr. as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).

The Hunchback of Notre Dame; 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N East St., Bloomington; 1923 Lon Chaney Sr. silent film version with live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott; $15; 866-686-9541.

Central Illinois

Gail’s Pumpkin Patch; noon-5:30 p.m. Sun.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., -Oct. 19-31, 1709 2000 Ave., Beason; pumpkin patch, baked goods, crafts, toddler maze, displays, more; 217-447-3409.

Creatures of the Night Hike; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria; guided nocturnal tour to view wildlife, Trick-or-Treat trail, campfire stories, more; $4-$5; 309-686-3360.

Haunted Infirmary at Bartonville Insane Asylum; 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28; 4500 Enterprise Drive, Bartonville; haunted house tours in former asylum, hay rack rides; $15;

Spider Hill; 6-11 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe; four Halloween-themed attractions and tours; $7-$10; 309-274-8837.

Spirits of the Past: A Haunted History Tour; 6-11 p.m. Oct. 20-21, Duncan Manor, 1002 Towanda-Barnes Road, Towanda; tours of manor (limited availability), haunted hay field, live barn concerts, food vendors, cash bar, more; $25 advance for all activities; $10 at gate for activities only; $20 at gate for house tour;  

Fright night (copy)

Terror on Washington Street

Terror on Washington Street; regular tours 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28; "ghost-friendly" lights-on tours 5-6 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28; 513 W. Washington St., Clinton; haunted house; $10 ($5 lights-on tours); 217-935-3364.

Downs Fright Fest; 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28; free "lights-on" event for kids, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 29; Franklin & Water streets, Downs; haunted house, laser tag, hay rack rides, Dooley Park activities; $5;

Wildlife Scary Park; 5-10 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27, 2-10 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28, 2-8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, Wildlife Prairie Park, near Peoria; train ride, haunted forest, trick-or-treating, magician, more; $10; 309-657-2681.

Sugar Grove Nature Center Autumn Celebration; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21, Sugar Grove Nature Center, Funks Grove; arts and crafts, food vendors, pumpkin patch, scarecrow factory, fall color walks, live music, more; $5, under 4 free; 309-830-0718.

Monster Jam; 1 p.m. Oct. 21-22, 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; monster truck show; $15-$62; 309-673-3200.

National Acrobats of China and Martial Arts of Tianjin, The People's Republic of China: China Soul; 7 p.m. Oct. 24, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; Chinese gymnastics troupe; $10-$44; 217-333-6280.



Junior Brown; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; country singer; $20-$23; 309-820-0352.

Shawn Klush: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; Elvis tribute show; $35-$55; 866-686-9541.

Tom Studebaker; 7 p.m. Oct. 20, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; tenor in Alumni Recital; free.

’80s Halloween Homecoming with Kyle Yap Band and Jammsammich; 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock bands in National Fragile X Foundation fundraiser; $25; 309-820-0352.

ISU Wind Symphony; 3 p.m. Oct. 22, ISU Center for the Performing Arts; $6-$10; 309-438-2535.

Music of the Baroque Masters; 1 p.m. Oct. 22, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; ISU faculty musicians and guest artists; free.

ISU Chamber Singers; 7 p.m. Oct. 23, ISU Kemp Recital; free.

WindSong; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Normal Public Library Community Room, Normal; woodwind quartet; free.

The Beach Boys; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, ISU Braden Auditorium; pop group; $31-$82; 309-438-5444.

David Gresham; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; ISU faculty clarinetist; free.

Central Illinois

Atlanta Rhythm Section; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka; R&B-rock group group; $50-$55; 815-993-6585.

Here Come the Mummies and PhannieRae & The Soul Shakers; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Limelight Eventplex, 1802 N. University, Peoria; rock-funk groups; $20-$55; 309-693-1234.

Bellflower Country Opry; 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St., Bellflower; Branson-style country-gospel music shows with Bellflower Country Opry band and guest Jason Gentry; $10, under 13 free; 309-722-3497.

Heyworth Country Opry; 6 p.m. Oct. 21, Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St., Heyworth; country music shows with Bob Schneider & Pride of the Prairie Band with guest Rick Lukehart; $10, under 10 free; 309-660-2655.

Kentuckiana Opry; 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Kentuckiana Kampground, Hopedale; country music shows with Kentuckiana Opry Band and guest Kim Bolin; adults $8, children $2; 309-449-3274.

Peoria Symphony Orchestra: La La Land in Concert; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; showing of "La La Land" with live orchestra accompaniment; $20-$65; 309-673-3200.

Scott Kirby: Mainstreet Souvenirs; 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Pontiac Township High School Auditorium, Pontiac; pianist multimedia stage performance; $20; 815-844-7833. 

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Krannert Center 

Sinfonia da Camera; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; conducted by Ian Hobson, with flutist Jonathan Keeble; $5-$40; 217-333-6280.



Oedipus; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 21 and 25, and 2 p.m. Oct. 22 and 28; ISU Westhoff Theatre; ISU Theatre production of Ellen McLaughlin adaptation of Sophocles tragedy; $12-$17; 309-438-2535.

All's Well That Ends Well; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 26 and 28, and 2 p.m. Oct. 21; ISU Westhoff Theatre; ISU Theatre production of Shakespeare comedy; $12-$17; 309-438-2535. 

Starting Here, Starting Now; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 3 p.m. Oct. 21, IWU Memorial Center; Prairie Fire Theatre musical revue of David Shire-Richard Maltby Jr. songs; $10-$20; 309-824-3017.

Young at Heartland Fall Showcase; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Heartland Theatre Company, One Normal Plaza, Normal; senior actors performing scenes and short plays; donation; 309-452-8709.

Central Illinois

Motown the Musical; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; national tour of musical; $37-$54; 309-673-3200. 

Sister Act; 2 p.m. Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21, Engle Lane Theatre, 1012 Columbus Road, Streator; Streator Community Players production of musical comedy; $10-$20; 815-672-3584.

Travesties; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21 and 26-28, 3 p.m. Oct. 29, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; U of I Theatre production of Tom Stoppard comedy; $10-$25; 217-333-6280.

Jersey Boys; 8 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, U of I at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; national tour of musical; $76-$83; 800-207-6960.

Southern Fried Murder; 6:15 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, 12:45 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center, Pontiac; Vermillion Players dinner theater production of mystery-comedy; $35; 815-844-1187.



Patrick Campbell; 6 p.m. Oct. 19, Hyatt Place; solo piano; no cover.

Karaoke; 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Bloomington Eagles; 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Jazz UpFront; 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Dr. McKay's Bar & Grille; no cover.

Country Mavericks; 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Bloomington Eagles; country; no cover.

Dipsomania; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Winners; rock; no cover.

Joe Zaklan; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Dr. McKay's Bar & Grille; blues; no cover.

Kevin Stearns; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Braize Restaurant at Parke Regency Hotel; acoustic pop; no cover.

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Todd Rent Jazz Band; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Jazz UpFront; jazz; $5.

The Blue Hares; 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Dr. McKay's Bar & Grille; party music; no cover.

Highway J; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Legends Sports Bar & Grill; classic rock; no cover.

Mardra & Reggie Thomas; 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Jazz UpFront; jazz; $5.

TMP; 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Winners; rock; $3.

The Nostalgics; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Miller Park Pavilion; ballroom oldies; $8.

Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers; 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Jazz UpFront; jazz.

Central Illinois

Gary House; 5 p.m. Oct. 19, Bernardi's II, Pontiac; ’60s-’70s acoustic; no cover.

Silver Foxes; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover. 

For kids


Children's Discovery Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 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.

From Earth to the Universe; 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20-Nov. 18; ISU Planetarium (no shows Oct. 27-28); planetarium show on stars and universe; $2-$4; 309-438-8756.

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 21-22, Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington; national tour of family show; $19-$110; 800-745-3000.




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