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Crossing borders (copy)

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers 

Special events


Lunch & Learn; 12:10 p.m. March 8, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; "Lincoln at 15: The Maturing of His Self-Education," presented by Robert Bray; free; 309-828-2860.

Pedal Power! Grand Opening; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 10, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; opening of new exhibit of Bruce Callis pedal car collection, with ribbon-cutting, presentation, related family-friendly activities, more; free; 309-827-0428.

Central Illinois Antique Dealers Spring Sale & Show; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 11, Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St., Bloomington; more than 40 dealers from around Midwest, door prizes; $6; 217-469-2256.

Caterpillar, Inc: A Legacy of the Great War in Central Illinois; 7 p.m. March 13, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington; presentation by Lee Fosburgh, Caterpillar Heritage Services supervisor; free; 309-827-0428.

Central Illinois

Castle Home & Garden Tours; 1 and 3 p.m. March 8, Castle Gardens, 1280 PJ Keller Highway, Lexington; guided tour of historic home; $20 (advance reservations recommended);

Hobnob Hoopla Market; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10, Illinois State Fairgrounds Expo Building, Springfield; more than 100 vendors in vintage/handmade goods and clothing; $5, under 13 free;

The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking; 7:30 p.m. March 10, Virginia Theater, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign; improv comedy troupe; $18.50-$32.50; 217-356-9063.

Maple Syrup Time; 1 and 2:30 p.m. March 10-11, Lincoln Memorial Garden & Nature Center, 2301 E. Lake, Springfield; demonstrations of tapping/collecting maple syrup; free; 217-529-1111. 

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



Havok and Bloodroot; 8 p.m. March 8, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock groups; $15-$18; 309-820-0352.

IWU New Music Cafe; 8 p.m. March 8, IWU Westbrook Auditorium; works by four guest composers; free.

Cantus Novus Spring Concert: In Joyful Noise; 7 p.m. March 9, Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 Cottage Ave., Normal; civic chorus, directed by Tim Fredstrom; donation at door.

Sound of Illinois Chorus 76th Annual Show: Magical Broadway; 2 and 7 p.m. March 10, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington; barbershop chorus with guest quartet Vocal Spectrum; $11-$25; 866-686-9541.

 & The Peacemakers and The Black Moods; 5 p.m. March 11, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; rock groups; $20-$23; 309-820-0352.

Let's ... feel real good with Brett

Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen brings his "Let's ... Tour" to Bloomington's Castle Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Brett Dennen and Dean Lewis; 8 p.m. March 8, Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington; folk-pop singers; $20-$99; 309-820-0352. 

Central Illinois

Sinfonia da Camera; 7:30 p.m. March 9, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; conducted by Ian Hobson; $5-$40; 217-333-6280.

Peoria Symphony Orchestra: American Classics; 7:30 p.m. March 10, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 Illinois 97, Peoria; conducted by George Stelluto, with guest soprano Kimberly McCord; $10-$25; 309-673-3200.

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

Staatskapelle Weimar; 7:30 p.m. March 10, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; German orchestra, conducted by Kirill Karabits with violinist Valeriy Sokolov; $10-$49; 217-333-6280.  

State & Water: Spring String; 7 p.m. March 10, Monarch Music Hall, 8102 N. University St., Peoria; with Phannie Rae & The Soul Shakers, Chicago Farmer, Woodland Remedy and The Deep Hollow; $25-$35; 309-820-0352.

Zakir Hussain with Rakesh Chaurasia; 7:30 p.m. March 13, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; tabla player and bansuri player; $15-$40; 217-333-6280.

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist: Yekwon Sunwoo; 7:30 p.m. March 14, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; pianist; $10-$38; 217-333-6280.



Cosi Fan Tutte; 7:30 p.m. March 8-9, ISU Center for the Performing Arts; ISU Theatre production of Mozart opera; $12-$17; 309-438-2535.

Arts in brief (copy)

Community Players' production of "Into the Woods" features, from left, Ali Lockenvitz, Nikki Aitken and Chad Kirvan.

Into the Woods; pay-what-you-can preview, 7:30 p.m. March 8; regularly ticketed, 7:30 p.m. March 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24, and 2:30 p.m. March 11, 18 and 25; Community Players Theatre, 201 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington; Stephen Sondheim musical; $8-$18; 309-663-2121.  

Central Illinois

Twelfth Night; 7:30 p.m. March 8-10, 3 p.m. March 11, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; U of I Theatre production of Shakespeare comedy; $10-$25; 217-333-6280.

Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical; 7:30 p.m. March 9-10 and 15-17, 2 p.m. March 11 and 18, Peoria Players Theatre, 4300 N. University St., Peoria; musical; $15-$20; 309-688-4473.



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

Sara Quah; 7 p.m. March 8, Jazz UpFront; jazz; no cover.

Frank Parker & The Fellas; 8 p.m. March 8, Jazz UpFront; jazz; $5.

The Bygones; 7:30 p.m. March 9, Legends Sports Bar & Grill; nostalgic rock; no cover.

Dave Lumsden & Wayne Carter; 8 p.m. March 9, Jazz UpFront; blues; $5.

Kevin Stearns; 7 p.m. March 9, Dr. McKay's Bar & Grille; acoustic pop; no  cover.

Edward David Anderson Trio; 8 p.m. March 10, Six Strings; acoustic rock; $10.

Craft (copy)

Gary Muhammad with his jazz band Soft Spoken. 

Soft Spoken; 7 p.m. March 10, Jazz UpFront; jazz; no cover.

Who Cares; 8:30 p.m. March 10, Winners; party rock; $3.

Central Illinois

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

Patrick Campbell; 7 p.m. March 9, TailGaters Pub, LeRoy; piano 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: Smurfs The Last Village; 1 p.m. March 10, Normal Theater, 209 North St., Normal; movie showing, with audience invited to dress as characters on screen; free; 309-454-9540.


Central Illinois

Mark Morris Dance Group with Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun; 7:30 p.m. March 8-9, U of I Krannert Center, Urbana; modern dance troupe i collaboration with chamber ensemble; $10-$43; 217-333-6280.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; 7:30 p.m. March 12, U of I at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield; modern; $43-$62; 800-207-6960.



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