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Go! calendar - Jan. 18, 2018

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

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Special events


World War I Speaker Series: Paul Holsinger; 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave., Normal; talk on ISU and Normal during war years; free; 309-433-3488.

A Year with the Saint John's Bible; Jan. 18, IWU; special events tied to yearlong Ames Library display of Heritage Edition of first handwritten Bible by a Benedictine Abbey more than 500 years ago, including Ecumenical and Blessing, 11 a.m., Evelyn Chapel; Interfaith Power of the Saint John's Bible, 4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel; A Revolution in Illumination and Imagination, 6:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium; free.

Teach-In on the Effects of Hurricane Maria; 3-5 p.m. Jan. 19, ISU Hewett-Manchester Hall Jaime Escalante Room; presentations by speakers with overview of Puerto Rico's history and U.S. relations and more; free.

DBA Indoor Farmers Market; 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 20, Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington; indoor market, with fresh produce, more; free; 309-829-9599.

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld 

Central Illinois

Jerry Seinfeld; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, U of I at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; comedian; $65-$105; 800-207-6960.

Scott Silven: Wonders at Dusk; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 9 p.m. Jan. 19-20; performance artist/illusionist in club-style performances; $10-$50; 217-333-6280. 

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The Harlem Globetrotters; 7 p.m. Jan. 19, U of I State Farm Center, Champaign; comedy basketball troupe; $20-$85; 217-333-6595.

Winter Guided Hikes; 11 a.m. Jan. 20-21, Starved Rock Park Lodge, Utica; guided park hikes; $12; reservations at 815-220-7386. 



The Iktus Duo; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; guest flute-percussion duo; free.

Paul Thorn and Chris Corkery; 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; blues-rock singers; $25-$28; 309-820-0352.

The Schwag; 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; Grateful Dead tribute group; $12-$15; 309-820-0352.

Rockin' for Rachel 2018; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; Sarcoma Foundation of America benefit concert in honor of Rachel Vincent, with Sweetwater; $15-$60; 309-820-0352.

ISU String Project; 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; honors recital; free.

IWU Faculty Liederabend Recital; 3 p.m. Jan. 21, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; recital of German art songs (liederabend); free.

An Evening of Baroque Music; 8 p.m. Jan. 22, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; with faculty violinist Sarah Gentry and pianist Tuyen Tonnu; free.

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Hurricane Maria Benefit Concert; 7 p,.m. Jan. 22, Normal Theater, Normal; benefit for relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico, with music/performances by local student groups; free.

B-N Music Teachers Association Member Recital; 8 p.m. Jan. 23, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; performances by musicians from both IWU and ISU music faculties; free.

Central Illinois

Rumors: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, East Peoria; rock tribute group; $15-$25; 309-694-5136.

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company



Reduced Shakespeare Company Improv Acting Class; 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; class taught by members of theater parody troupe; free, but registration required at 309-434-2768.

Reduced Shakespeare Company: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged); 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; touring Shakespeare parody; $25-$35; 866-686-9541.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged); 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19-20, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21; Community Players Theatre, 201 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington; comedy; $7-$15; 309-663-2121.

An Inside Look: For the Loyal; 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave., Normal; preview of upcoming Heartland Theatre production with director and staff; free; 309-452-1757.



Sarah Quah; 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Jazz UpFront; jazz; no cover.

Karaoke; 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Bloomington Eagles; 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Legends Sports Bar & Grill; free.

The Bygones; 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Bloomington Eagles; nostalgic rock; no cover.

Chip McNeill Quartet; 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Jazz UpFront; jazz; $5.

Dexter O'Neal & Funk Yard; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Legends Sports Bar & Grill; R&B; no cover.

Jury's Out; 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Windjammer Lounge ($3); 8 p.m. Jan. 20, Coppertop (no cover;) ’80s rock.

Dave Lumsden & Wayne Carter Blues Band; 8 p.m. Jan. 20, Jazz UpFront; blues; $5.

Who Cares; 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Windjammer Lounge; party rock; $3.

Open Mic Night; 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Jazz UpFront; no cover.

Central Illinois

Silver Foxes; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover. 

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Nate Holley; 9 p.m. Jan. 20, Kemp's Upper Tap, Lexington; party rock; no cover.

For kids


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: Rock Dog; 1 p.m. Jan. 20, Normal Theater, 209 North St., Normal; movie showing, with audience invited to dress as characters on screen; free; 309-454-9540.

Central Illinois

Peoria Kids Fest; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 20, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; inflatables, rock-climbing wall, carnival ride, games, gymnastics, activities, more; $7, under 3 free; 309-693-2000.


Central Illinois

Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella; 7 p.m. Jan. 18, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; Russian troupe; $10-$45; 217-333-6280.

Moscow Festival Ballet: Sleeping Beauty; 8 p.m. Jan. 19, U of I at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; $19-$47; 800-207-6960.


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