Blessings of the Table: Thanksgiving at Clover Lawn; Nov. 7-17, David Davis Mansion, Bloomington; seasonal tours.
Area Arts Round Table Out of the Box award announcement; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Satio, 306 N. Center St., Bloomington; social; announcement at 5:30 p.m.; open to public by RSVP at http://www.areaartsroundtable.org/out-of-the-box-award; nominees: Elaine Buxbaum Cousins, Pamala Eaton, John Fisher, James Keeran, Brian Simpson, Candace Summers.
The Naked Magicians, R-rated magic show; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $40-$75, 18+ show.
Taste of the West, food, auction, 50/50 raffle; 5-8 p.m. Nov. 9; Grossinger Motors Arena, downtown Bloomington; pay what you can admission, fundraiser for WBRP.
Uptown Normal Holiday Open House; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10, uptown; Santa and Mrs. Claus, carriage rides, merchant specials, more.
Fall Big Band Dance; 7-10 p.m. Nov. 10, New Lafayette Club, Bloomington; with Illinois State University Jazz Ensembles; proceeds support ISU jazz program; doors open at 5:45 p.m.; cash bar; appropriate dress required, no jeans or T-shirts; $15, cash, checks only.
Elf, The Broadway Musical; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, downtown Bloomington; $39-$71.
Holiday Treasures exhibit and sale; McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington; 5-8 p.m. beginning Nov. 15, free public reception.
Celebrating the Greater Reality with evidential medium Suzanne Giesemann; 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15, Normal Theater; $20 general admission, $10 students with ID; 309-663-5638.
The Tenderlions in "The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour," 8 p.m. Nov. 15; Grossinger Motors Arena, downtown Bloomington; $48 and $78, VIP meet and greet with James Murray, $100.
Comedian Brian McDowell; 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Station Saloon, Bloomington; comedy showcase.
Baby Fold's Festival of Trees; Nov. 16-18, Interstate Center, Bloomington; custom-designed trees and centerpieces, silent auctions, entertainment, more.
Monty Python's "Spamalot;" 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8; University of Illinois Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; $29-$89.
Jay Leno; 8 p.m. Nov. 9, Peoria Civic Center, downtown Peoria; $56.50 - $76.50
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$25.
Sister Act, musical: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10, 2 p.m. Nov. 11; Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Decatur; adults $18-$24, children, $10.
Wild Kratts Live; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12; Peoria Civic Center theater; $25-$55.
Cynthia Oliver/Coco Dance Theatre: Virago-Man Dem; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$25.
Lee Ann Womack, country singer; All The Trouble Tour; 8 p.m. Nov. 9; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $20-$35, VIP available.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington; Britten Simple Symphony - Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 - Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
The Wonder Years with Have Mercy, Oso Oso and Shortly; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10; The Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $23 and $25.
Cheick Hamala Diabate and band; 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10, IWU Memorial Center Young Main Lounge; Grammy-nominated Mali musician; part of African Culture Week; free.
IWU Wind Ensemble; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, IWU Presser Hall Westbrook Auditorium, Bloomington; free.
ISU Percussion Ensemble, fall concert; 7 p.m. Nov. 11, ISU Kemp Recital Hall.
The Get Up Kids with Remember Sports; 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $22 and $25.
Cannibal Corpse with Hate Eternal and Harms Way; 7 p.m. Nov. 15; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $25.
Waterparks; 6 p.m. Nov. 16; Castle Theatre, downtown Bloomington; $17 and $20.
Liverpool Legends — the Complete Beatles' Experience; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17; Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington; $44-$64.
Marc Broussard, PhanieRae and the Soul Shakers; 8 p.m. Nov. 17; $20 and $22, Castle Theatre, Bloomington.
The Nostalgics; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Miller Park Pavilion, Bloomington; $8 at door; ballroom dance.
Roseanne Cash with John Leventhal, She Remembers Everything; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8; Virginia Theatre, Champaign; ticket prices $39.50 to $69.50.
Chicago; 8 p.m. Nov. 8; Peoria Civic Center, Peoria; $29.50 and up.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, First Presbyterian Church, Springfield.
Sinfonia da Camera with Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, The Pirates of Penzance; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9; Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana; $5-$45.
Itzhak Perlman with Rohan de Silva; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10; Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$55.
PrimeTime Country Opry; 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Olympia High School auditorium, Stanford; doors open 6 p.m.; meal service 5:30 p.m.; special guest: Cindy Suttles-Moore; 309-449-5484.
REO Speedwagon, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10; Virginia Theatre, Champaign, rescheduled from Feb. 8, all tickets from that show will be honored; $59.50-$99.50, $199 VIP package also available.
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul featuring Steven Van Zandt; 8 p.m. Nov. 10; Monarch Music Hall, Peoria; $40 and $49.50.
Eroica Trio; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13; Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$38.
Turnpike Troubadours; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14; Monarch Music Hall; Peoria; $27.50 and $32.
Colors for Trombone and Wind Ensemble by Bert Apermont; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Decatur.
Bement Country Opry; 5 p.m. Nov. 16, Monticello Community Ballroom; artist Terry Smith; fish dinner, 5 p.m.; $10; 217-778-0990.
Third Friday Jamboree Country/Gospel; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Armington Christian Church; special guests: Cathy and John Rauch; love offering.
"Christmas Is..."; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center, Pontiac; Vermillion Valley Show Chorus; $15 at 309-747-2679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Doll's House; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10, Nov. 15-16, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, 17; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Visit heartlandtheatre.org or call 309-452-8709.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Community Players Theatre, Bloomington; also 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 9-11, 16-18; $18, adults; $16, seniors, students, military; $8 children; communityplayers.org or 309-663-2121.
Of Moss and Men; 7 p.m. Nov. 9-10, Central Catholic High School auditorium, Bloomington; $5 adults, $3 students and seniors, $20 family pass; free for children under 9.
Curtains; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-17, 2 p.m. Nov. 18, IWU Jerome Mirza Theatre at McPherson Hall, Bloomington; musical mystery; $14 Fri.-Sat.; $12 Tue., Thu., Sun.; free Wed.; $2 for students with ID.
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-10, 3 p.m. Nov. 11; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana; $10-$25.
Imprimatur; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Eureka College Pritchard Theatre; by donation.
Steve Plays the Drums; Nov. 8, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Karaoke; 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Eagles Aerie, Bloomington; no cover.
Twin City Trivia; 7-9 p.m. Nov. 8, Ride the Nine/Shooters Lounge, Bloomington.
The Hurricane Project; Nov. 9, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Patrick Campbell piano show; 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Cadillac Jack's, Bloomington; no cover.
Sundown; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Legends Sports Bar and Grill, Bloomington; classic rock; no cover.
Bygones; 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 9, Winners Lounge, Bloomington; nostalgic rock; no cover.
The Band Rio Grande; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 9, Six Strings, Bloomington; outlaw country; $5 cover; $3 military/student ID.
Baaad Boys; Nov. 10, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Jim and Tommy; 8-11 p.m. Nov. 10, Cadillac Jack's, Bloomington; acoustic rock.
Spider Jet; 8-11 p.m. Nov. 10, Winners Lounge, Bloomington; rock; no cover.
Old School Sunday; Nov. 11, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Karaoke; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 11, Ride the Nine/Shooters Lounge, Bloomington.
Karaoke; 7 p.m.-midnight Nov. 13, Winners Lounge, Bloomington.
Piedmont Country Blues & Brews with David Berchtold; Nov. 15, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Karaoke; 7 p.m. Nov. 15, Eagles Aerie, Bloomington; no cover.
Dexter O'Neal and Funk Yard; Nov. 16, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Mark and Melisa; 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Eagles Aerie, Bloomington; $5.
Groovement; Nov. 17, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Old School Sunday; Nov. 18, Jazz Upfront, Bloomington.
Karaoke; 7 p.m. Nov. 22, Eagles Aerie, Bloomington; no cover
Silver Fox band; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover.
Twang!; 6-8 p.m. Nov. 9, PK UnKorked, Pontiac; no cover.
Feudin' Hillbillies; 8 p.m. Nov. 9, Clinton Eagles; country; no cover.
She Said So; 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 10, PK UnKorked, Pontiac; no cover.
Silver Fox band; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, American Legion, Heyworth; country; no cover.
Greg Wolf; 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17, PK UnKorked, Pontiac; 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.
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