Downtown Bloomington Association Farmers Market; locally grown produce and more, entertainment, activities; 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 26, downtown square.
Talk by author Judith Valente; 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Jacob's Well Church, Normal; "The Art of an Everyday Contemplative" available for purchase.
Jeanne Robertson, humorist; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $30 and $40.
Flatcon Gaming Convention; Oct. 12-14; Interstate Center, Bloomington; games, competitions, exhibits, more. Cost varies by package.
Illinois State homecoming parade; 10 a.m. Oct. 13; begins at College Avenue and University Street and travels through uptown Normal, ending on North School Street.
Twin City Cruisers cruise-in; 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 1210 Towanda Ave., Bloomington; awards, prizes, 50-50, music; theme: orange and brown.
"Whose Live Anyway?", improv comedy show; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $35-$55.
Witches Night out; 4-7 p.m. Oct. 18, Uptown Normal businesses; “Sips, Snacks, Sales & Specials.”
Haunted Trail (not-scary trail); 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18-20, begins behind Normal City Hall Annex, 100 E. Phoenix Ave.; haunting between Vernon Avenue and Connie Link Amphitheatre; attendance limited to 1,600; $2 or canned food donation per person.
Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero presents Flamenco Pasion, flamenco dancers; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $25-$35.
Heartland Harvest 5K, supports student programs and scholarships at HCC; 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20; HCC Fitness and Rec Center, Normal; $25.
Hyatt Place's Costumes & Cocktails Halloween Party, hor d’oeuvres, drinks, DJ, costume contest and more;7-11 p.m. Oct. 20; Hyatt Place, uptown Normal; $30 single, $55 couple.
Terror on Washington Street; 7:13-11 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, and 7:13-9 p.m. Oct. 31, 513 E. Washington St., Clinton; $10.
Downs Fright Fest; 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-28; 107 E. Franklin St., Downs.
Plein Air Event; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13, Pontiac Community Art Center; all skill levels; indoors in case of rain; preregistration by Oct. 11; 815-419-2472.
4th Annual Family Farm Fest; 3-6 p.m. Oct. 13, Barickman farm south of Streator; hosted by state Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington.
Oktoberfest; 5-8 p.m. Oct. 13, Main Street, Minonk; polka band: Ray Koncar & the Boys; music, vendors.
Globular Clusters; 8:45-10:45 p.m. Oct. 13; Sugar Grove Nature Center, Shirley; Twin City Amateur Astronomers event.
Michael J, music, comedy, impersonations; 7 p.m. Oct. 13; Melvin Community Hall, Melvin; $10 for 13 and older.
Castle Gardens Train Day; 1-4:45 p.m. Oct. 14, Castle Gardens, Lexington; kids 12 and under $5, adults $10; all tickets $15 at gate; CastleGardens.US; rides, 1-2 p.m.; seminar, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; rides, 3-4 p.m.; seminar, 4:15-4:45 p.m.; T-track layouts and collectibles display, HO and elevated G-scale layouts in second-floor toy room; in case of rain, rides offered following Sunday.
Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival; Oct. 18-20; more than 80 performances and activities in various locations in downtown Urbana.
Monster Jam; 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 1 p.m. Oct. 20; Peoria Civic Center arena; $18-$78, pit passes, $10.
Chris Knight; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $17 and $20.
Black Violin Classical Boom Tour, with violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $26-$46.
IWU Wind Ensemble; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium, Bloomington; free.
Mushroomhead; 7 p.m. Oct. 14; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $22 and $25.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Friend, Love, Freefall Tour, Caroline Rose; 7 p.m. Oct. 17; Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $25 and $28.
Bruce Vantine's Cornerstone Chorale & Brass; 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington; freewill offering.
The Dead South and Whiskey Shivers; 8 p.m. Oct. 18; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $20 and $23.
Edward David Anderson: Full Band Record Release with Kickin' & Pickin'; 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $15 and $17.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, UIS Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; Bicentennial Celebration.
Seattle Grunge Tribute Night; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Castle Theatre, Bloomington; $12 and $25.
Shawn Klush, the ultimate Elvis tribute artist; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $44-$64.
Bazzi, Tessa Violet and Blaise Moore; 8-11 p.m. Oct. 21, ISU Braden Auditorium, Normal.
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; Virginia Theatre, Champaign; $39.95-$69.95.
10 Years & Tremonti; 7 p.m. Oct. 11; Monarch Music Hall, Peoria; $25-$28.
Keith Urban, Graffiti U World Tour; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12; Peoria Civic Center arena; $69.50 and $95.50.
The O'Jays; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13; Virginia Theatre, Champaign; $69.50-$119.50.
Kentuckiana Opry; 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Kentuckiana Kampground, Hopedale; country music shows with Kentuckiana Opry Country Classic Show family night; adults $8, children $2; 309-449-3274.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood; 8 p.m. Oct. 14; Monarch Music Hall, Peoria; $22.50-$30.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Mahler & Strauss; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14; Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana; $5-$40.
Candlebox; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; Monarch Music Hall, Peoria; $27.50-$45.
Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$55.
Disney Junior Dance Party, sing along with popular characters; 6 p.m. Oct. 19; Peoria Civic Center theater; $39.50-$59.50.
Bement Country Opry; 5 p.m. Oct. 19, Monticello Community Ballroom; artist Logan Kirby; fish dinner, 5 p.m.; $10; 217-778-0990.
Third Friday Jamboree Country/Gospel; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Armington Christian Chuirch; guest: Jason Birkey; love offering; snacks follow program.
Sinfonia Da Camera, Sounds of Youth; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20; Krannert Center, Urbana; free-$40.
Elevation Worship - Hallelujah Here Below Tour; 7 p.m. Oct. 20; Peoria Civic Center theater; $29.50-$52.50.
Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks II: An American Portrait; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20; Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University.
Kentuckiana Opry; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Kentuckiana Kampground, Hopedale; country music shows with Kentuckiana Opry Country Classic Show and guest Kim Bolin; adults $8, children $2; 309-449-3274.
Inside Look at A Doll's House; 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Normal Public Library; meet staff, discuss relevancy, history, technical aspects of Heartland Theatre Co. production.
Young at Heartland fall showcase; 2 p.m. Oct. 19, Normal Public Library, and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Heartland Theatre, 1110 Douglas St., Normal; free, Friday; by donation, Saturday.
An American Daughter; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana; $8-$23.
Alice in Wonderland; 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 13, 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Olympia High School, Stanford; 309-379-5941, Ext. 8330.
The Lion King; Oct. 11-13, Peoria Civic Center Theatre, Peoria; Oct. 11, 1 and 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Oct. 13, 2 and 8 p.m.; $35-$150.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-27, 3 p.m. Oct. 28; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$25.
Bingo! The Award-Winning Musical; dinner theater, Oct. 19-21, 26-28; show only, Oct. 25; Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center, Pontiac; Vermillion Players production; $37 ticket, dinner; 6 p.m. doors open Fri.-Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun.; Oct. 25, $20, doors open 6:30 p.m.; 815-844-1187 or www.PontiacEagle.com
Karaoke; 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; no cover.
Shuga Beatz; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 12, Cheeks Bar and Grill, 1206 Towanda Ave., Bloomington.
The Band Rio Grande; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Legends Sports Bar and Grill, Bloomington; country; no cover.
Big on Blondes; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, ISU Homecoming Tailgate, Normal; party rock; no cover
Jesse's Birthday Bash; Oct. 13, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Escaping Neverland; 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Oct. 13, Winner's Lounge, Bloomington, no cover, rock cover band.
Karaoke; 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 16, Winner's Lounge, Bloomington
Karaoke; 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; no cover.
Steve Plays the Drums; Oct. 17, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Mank & Sass; Oct. 19, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Femme Fatale; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20, Cheeks Bar and Grill, 1206 Towanda Ave., Bloomington.
Salsa; Oct. 20, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Silver Fox band; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, American Legion, Heyworth, country, no cover.
Ryman's Way; 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Clinton Eagles; country; no cover.
Silver Fox band; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, American Legion, Heyworth, country, no cover.
Big on Blondes; 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Tailgaters, LeRoy; classic rock; no cover.
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.
Yoga Fun for Kids; 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Bloomington Public Library Community Room; Laurel Halfar, children’s librarian and certified yoga instructor.
Haunted Trail (not-scary trail); 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18-20, begins behind Normal City Hall Annex, 100 E. Phoenix Ave., Normal; haunting between Vernon Avenue and Connie Link Amphitheatre; attendance limited to 1,600; $2 or canned food donation per person.
Dress Up Movie: “Peter Rabbit”; 1 p.m. Oct. 20, Normal Theater.
Disney Junior Dance Party; 6 p.m. Oct. 19, Peoria Civic Center Theater; $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 at Peoria Civic Center box office or Ticketmaster.com.
A Dragon Photobombed My Selfie; 1 p.m. Oct. 20-21; Albert Taylor Theatre, Millikin University; $4-$6.
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