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"Sharin' of the Green" St. Patrick's Day Parade 

Special events

Bloomington-Normal

Indoor farmers market; 10 a.m.-noon March 16; Grossinger Motors Arena, downtown Bloomington. 

Sharin' of the green St. Patrick's Day parade; 1-3 p.m. March 16; uptown Normal. 

"Evita"; 2 p.m. March 24, Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University, tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Braden box office in the Bone Student Center.

"Thirsty Land" documentary screening with presentation following film by producer/director Conrad Weaver; 7 p.m. March 25; Normal Theater, uptown Normal; free.

Ha Ha Hot Comedy featuring Dave Yates; 8 p.m. March 29; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $12 and $15.

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Photo shows a rehearsal from the 2016 edition of the American Passion Play with Paul Veselack in the role of Jesus Christ. The American Passion Play will be performed at 1 p.m. March 30; April 6; April 13-14 and April 27 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington.

American Passion Play; 1 p.m. March 30; April 6; April 13-14 and April 27; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $25, 309-829-3903 or 800-354-9640.

Central Illinois

Dorrance Dance - ETM: Double Down; 7:30 p.m. March 14; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$25.

WWE Live: Road to Wrestlemania, 7 p.m. March 17; Peoria Civic Center; $18-$108.

Cirque Mechanics -"42 Ft - A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels"; 7 p.m. March 17; UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield; $19-$59.

The Sound of Music; 7:30 p.m. March 27; University of Illinois Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; $29-$89.

Les 7 Doigts De La Man: Reversible, theater, circus, dance and acrobatics; 7:30 p.m. March 29-30; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana.

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Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Beyond The Fluffy; 6 p.m. March 30; Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; $43-$68.

Lewis Black, comedian; 8 p.m. March 31; University of Illinois Springfield Performing Arts Center, Springfield; $38 -$78.

Music

Bloomington-Normal

A tribute to Frank Zappa featuring Ike Willis; 8 p.m. March 14; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $10 and $13.

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The Vienna Boys Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington.

Vienna Boys Choir; 7:30 p.m. March 14; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $25-$40.

Samantha Fish, blues singer; 8 p.m. March 15; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $17 and $20.

The Ike Reilly Assassination, 8 p.m. March 16; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $15 and $17.

IWU Collegiate Choir; 8 p.m. March 19, Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington; freewill offering; last peformance of spring tour.

Blackberry Smoke with Ida Mae; 7:30 p.m. March 21; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $38-$50. 

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Violinist Clayton Penrose-Whitmore with be the guest performer with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra when the group performs its selection of "French Connections" at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at First Presbyterian Church, Springfield,  and at 7:30 p.m. March 23, Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra; 7:30 p.m. March 22, First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, 7:30 p.m. March 23, Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington; French Connections with violinist Clayton Penrose-Whitmore.

IWU Jazz Lab and Jazz Combo; 7:30 p.m. March 22, Presser Hall, Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University; free, open to the public.

ISU Symphonic Band Concert; 8-10 p.m. March 22; Center for the Performing Arts, Normal; $6-$10.

Chicago Farmer and Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts; 8 p.m. March 22; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $15 and $18. 

Liner Notes; 7:30 p.m. March 23; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $25-$35.

Indianapolis Quartet with pianist R. Kent Cook; 3 p.m. March 24, IWU Westbrook Auditorium, Bloomington; string ensemble with IWU professor; free, open to public.

Jenny Lewis; 7:30 p.m. March 26; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $30 and $33.

Old 97's; 7:30 p.m. March 27; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $20 and $23.

ISU Wind Symphony Concert; 8-10 p.m. March 27; Center for the Performing Arts, Normal; $6-$10.

“Black Music: A Showcase and Community Sing," 7-9 p.m. March 28; ISU Kemp Recital Hall, Normal; free.

The Cactus Blossoms; 8 p.m March 30; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $15 and $17.

ISU Men’s Glee, Women’s Choir, and Belle Voix concert; 3-5 p.m. March 31; Center for the Performing Arts, Normal; $6-$10.

Central Illinois

Terry Smith; 7 p.m. March 15, Bement Country Opry, Monticello.

As I Lay Dying; 7 p.m. March 16; Monarch Music Hall, Peoria; $25 and $30.

Prairie Wind Ensemble, “Road Trip USA” concert; 2:30 p.m. March 17; Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, East Peoria; $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, free for children under 18; 309- 694-5136.

Kansas; 7:30 p.m. March 19; Peoria Civic Center; $42-$92, VIP packages available. 

Chelsea Sunrise, musical; 7:30 p.m. March 22-23; 2 p.m. March 24; Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Decatur; $12-$14.

Mercy Me, Imagine Nation Tour 2019; 7 p.m. March 24; Peoria Civic Center arena; $25-$78.

lovelytheband; 8 p.m. March 26; Monarch Music Hall, Peoria; $20 and $25.

San Francisco Symphony; 7:30 p.m. March 27; Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$58.

Styx

Styx and Larry the Cable Guy; 7:30 p.m. March 30; State Farm Center, Champaign; $36-$116.50.

The Other Guys — 50th Anniversary Reunion; 7:30 p.m. March 30; Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana; $5-$10.

Tyler Childers; 8 p.m. March 30; Monarch Music Hall, Peoria; $25 and $30. SOLD OUT.

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Sleeping Beauty with Alabama Ballet; 7:30 p.m. March 30 and 2 p.m. March 31; Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University; $35-$65.

Theater

Bloomington-Normal

Violet; 8 p.m. March 22-23, 2 p.m. March 24, IWU E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre, Bloomington; Brian Crawley musical performed by School of Theatre Arts Lab Theatre; $3 general admission and seniors, $2 for IWU students with valid ID; 309-556-3232.

Eurydice; presented by the Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance; 7:30 p.m. March 29-30, April 2-6  and 2 p.m. March 31; ISU Westhoff Theatre, Normal; tickets 309-438-2535. 

Central Illinois

"Death by Golf"; through March 17; Conklin Players dinner theater at Barn III, Goodfield; 309-965-2545.

"Nana's Naughty Knickers"; March 21-April 3; Conklin Players dinner theater at Barn III, Goodfield; 309-965-2545.

"Because I Am Your Queen," Illinois Theatre; 7:30 p.m. March 28-April 6, 3 p.m. April 7; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$25.

Nightlife

Bloomington-Normal

Twin City Trivia; 7-9 p.m. March 14, Ride the Nine/Shooters Lounge, Bloomington.

Karaoke; 7 p.m. March 14, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; no cover.

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Open Stage with C. James; March 14, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

The Bygones, nostalgic rock; 7 p.m. March 15, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; no cover.

90's Daughter; 8 p.m. March 15; Clinton Eagles; 90's dance; no cover.

The Band Trio Grande; 7:30-10:30 p.m. March 15; Legends Sports Bar & Grill, Bloomington; outlaw country music, no cover.

31/2 Men; March 15, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

’80s and ’90s Party; March 16, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

The Shanties; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16, Crawfords' Corner Pub, Bloomington.

Big on Blondes; 7 p.m. March 16, Cheeks Bar & Grill, Bloomington; party rock, no cover.

DJ Alex; 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. March 16, Ride the Nine/Shooters Lounge, Bloomington.

Karaoke; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. March 17, Ride the Nine/Shooters Lounge, Bloomington.

Karaoke; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. March 19, Ride the Nine/Shooters Lounge, Bloomington.

Karaoke; 7 p.m. March 21, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; no cover.

Open Stage with C. James; March 21, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

Hurricane Project; March 22, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

Mark & Melisa; 7 p.m. March 22, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; $5.

Dexter O'Neal and Funk Yard; March 23, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

Second Wind; 7-10 p.m. March 23, Cheeks Bar and Grill, Bloomington.

Back@Cha; 7:30 p.m. March 23; Dr. McKay’s, Bloomington; rock; no cover

Karaoke; 7 p.m. March 28, Eagles Aerie 527, Bloomington; no cover.

Open Stage with C. James; March 28, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

Janet Erva Band; March 29, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

U of I Latin Jazz Ensemble; March 30, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.

Bygones; 7-11 p.m. March 30, Cheeks Bar and Grill, Bloomington.

Let your curiosity lead you to the Children's Discovery Museum! (copy)

Children's Discovery Museum in uptown Normal. 

 

For kids

Bloomington-Normal

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.

Havana Hip Hop, music, poetry, dance and more, for pre-K to 10 years; 6:30 p.m. March 22; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $15.

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