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GO! CALENDAR - FEB. 8, 2018

Looking for something to do this weekend?

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

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Special events


Lunch & Learn; 12:10 p.m. Feb. 8, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; "Abraham Lincoln and the Founding of the Republican Party," by Bill Kemp; free; 309-828-2860.

Uptown Covered in Chocolate; 4-7 p.m. Feb. 8, Uptown Normal; chocolate-based snacks, drinks, foods and sales at uptown shops and eateries;

Mr. Lincoln's Birthday Celebration; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10, David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington; mansion tours with Lincoln portrayer, birthday cake; donation; 309-828-1084.

Comedy Fest with Taylor Tomlinson; 8 p.m. Feb. 10, ISU Bone Student Center Prairie Room; comedian hosting open mic night; free.

ISU Friends of the Arts Trivia Night; 6 p.m. Feb. 10, ISU Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St., Normal; scholarship fundraiser featuring ISU-themed trivia contests with teams of 6 to 8 players, cash bar and food for purchase; $15; 309-438-0771.

Under the Dome Knit-In; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 10, McLean County Museum of History, 600 N. Main St., Bloomington; open knitting event for charity (bring your own materials); free; 309-827-0428.

ISU Civic Film Series: We Steal Secrets; 6 p.m. Feb. 12, ISU Stevenson Hall 101; documentary on the creation of WikiLeaks, followed by discussion; free; 

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Members of the Prairieland Dixie Band led the parade of revelers for last year's first Fat Tuesday on Front Street's traditional Mardi Gras celebration in downtown Bloomington. It's back for seconds this Tuesday.

Fat Tuesday on Front Street; 4:30-10 p.m. Feb. 13, Jazz UpFront, Digger's, Rosie's Pub and Anju Above on East Front Street in downtown Bloomington; traditional Mardi Gras celebration with line parade, music, cocktails, food and more; $35-$40; 309-200-8216.

IWU Poetry Showcase featuring Neil Hilborn; 7 p.m. Feb. 14, IWU Hansen Student Center; nationally known slam poet, along with local spoken word performers; free.

Central Illinois

Bill Engvall; 8 p.m. Feb. 9, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; comedian; $39-$89; 309-673-3200.

Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars; 7 p.m. Feb. 9, 1 and 5 p.m. Feb. 10-11, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; national tour; $15-$75; 309-673-3200.

Wild About Love at Wildlife Prairie Park; 6 p.m. Feb. 10, Wildlife Prairie Park, near Peoria; five-course dinner, free beer/wine hour (6-7 p.m.), cash bar after 7 p.m., DJ dance, drawings, more; $75; 309-676-0998.

Winter Guided Hikes; 11 a.m. Feb. 10-11, Starved Rock Park Lodge, Utica; guided park hikes; $12; reservations at 815-220-7386. 

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Comedian-actor Kevin Hart, a star of the big Christmas movie, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," plays Springfield's Bank of Springfield (BOS) Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. 

Kevin Hart; 7 p.m. Feb. 11, Bank of Springfield (B.O.S.) Center, Springfield; comedian; $61-$127.50; 217-788-8800.

Vitaly: A World of Wonders; 3 p.m. Feb. 11, U of I at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; illusionist; $17-$25; 800-207-6960.



ISU Women's Choir; 6 p.m. Feb. 8, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; free.

IWU Jazz and Improvisation Concert; 8 p.m. Feb. 8, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; concert of jazz improv and original compositions by Glenn Wilson, David Vayo and William Koehler; free.

Here Come the Mummies and Sun Stereo; 8 p.m. Feb. 9, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock-funk groups; $22.50-$25; 309-820-0352.

Old Shoe, Chicago Farmer, John Till and LowDown Brass Band Horns; 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock groups-singers; $12-$15; 309-820-0352.

Cor Cantiamo and NCHS Choirs; 3 p.m. Feb. 11, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; Northern Illinois University choral ensemble with NCHS Chamber Singers, Chamber Chorale and Women's Chorale; $5-$7;

Eunkyung Son; 3 p.m. Feb. 11, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; guest cellist recital; free.

ISU Big Band Dance; 7-10 p.m. Feb. 11, New Lafayette Club, 1602 S. Main St,., Bloomington; dance to big band classics by ISU Jazz Ensembles I and II; $15; 309-438-7631.

Michelle Vought; 8 p.m. Feb. 13, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; ISU faculty soprano; free.   

Bill Koehler; 8 p.m. Feb. 14, ISU Kemp Recital Hall; ISU faculty bass player, with guests Glenn Wilson on sax and David Vayo on piano; free.

Central Illinois

Peoria Symphony Orchestra with The Brazillionaires and Marcia Henry Liebenow; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; conducted by George Stelluto; 309-673-3200.   

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

The Gospelaires; 5 p.m. Feb. 11, Living Hope Community Church (Boynton),  326 N.W. Jefferson St., Hopedale; gospel group in concert, preceded by soup supper; 309-449-5503.  

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Director Kathleen Kirk works with actor Will Lovell, in the double-cast role of The Boy in Heartland Theatre's production of "For the Loyal." Maximilian Beck also plays the part in alternating performances.



For the Loyal; pay-what-you-can preview, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8; regularly ticketed, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10, 15-17 and 22-24, and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 24; Heartland Theatre Company, One Normal Plaza, Normal; $5-$15; 309-452-8709.

The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater; 8 p.m. Feb. 9-10, 2 p.m. Feb. 11, IWU E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre; IWU Lab Theatre production of Naomi Wallace all-ages fantasy (suitable for children, with pre-show family activities in lobby); $2-$3; 309-556-3232.   

Central Illinois

Four Weddings and an Elvis; 6:15 p.m. Feb. 9-10 and 16-17, 12:45 p.m. Feb. 11 and 18, Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center, Pontiac; Vermillion Players production of romantic comedy; $35; 815-844-5847.

Assassins; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-10, 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. 



Karaoke; 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Bloomington Eagles; free.

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

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The Bygones; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Winners; nostalgic rock; no cover.

Joey Glassman Quartet; 8 p.m. Feb. 9, Jazz UpFront;  jazz; $5.

Mark & Melisa; 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Bloomington Eagles; country; $5.

Protege; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Legends Sports Bar & Grille; classic rock; no cover.

Back@Cha; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Dr. McKay's Bar & Grille; rock; no cover.

Jury's Out; 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Bloomington VFW; ’80s rock; nonperishable food donation to Home Sweet Home Mission.

Salsa Night; 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Jazz UpFront; $5.

Social Dance; 7 p.m. Feb. 10, Normal Community Activity Center; DJ music; $5.

Central Illinois

Silver Foxes; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover.

Lick Creek; 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Clinton Eagles, Clinton; country; no cover.

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Children's Discovery Museum

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.


Central Illinois

Dublin Irish Dance; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; Irish step dance and singing troupe; $10-$35; 217-333-6280.


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