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  • Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Boar's Nest

    1007 N. State Route 29, Athens Out-of-town

    Ran$om returns to the Boar's Nest for a fun night of classic country and classic rock. After a month off, the guys are ready to rock the night! Come early for their great food and settle in for the party. 217-636-8630
  • Fri., Jan. 17, 7 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

    Nelson Center

    1601 N. Fifth St., Springfield North Side

    The Jr. Blues take on Chippewa Steel. Adults $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Ages 12 and under $5. 217-525-2589
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 9 a.m.


    3801 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield Springfield Area


    Pondicherry Lodge, the Sherlock Holmes Society of Springfield and the west central Illinois area, will meet on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 9 A.M. in one of the 2nd floor conference rooms at Scheel’s, 3801 S. MacArthur Blvd. (near the corner of MacArthur and I-72), Springfield. The public is invited to attend. There will be a discussion of The Adventure of the Three Garridebs. To learn more about Pondicherry Lodge, go to sherlock.lolopop.org. 217-546-8387
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Chatham Area Public Library

    600 E. Spruce, Chatham Chatham


    Book bargains and tempting treats will be available for shoppers. 217-483-2713
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

    Books on the Square Springfield

    427 E. Washington St., Springfield Downtown



    Author and reenactor Stan Buckles will speak about his new book detailing the Civil War history of the famous Illinois 114th Regiment. The book, Not afraid to go any whare, 1862-1865: A history of the 114th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, focuses on the people of central Illinois who quickly signed up to fight for the Union following President Lincoln’s call for troops after the bombardment of Fort Sumter by the Confederacy. Copies of the book, limited to a printing of 200 copies, will be available for purchase and signing by the author. 217-965-5443
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum

    1440 Monument Ave., Springfield North Side


    The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum will hold an indoor garage sale. The public is encouraged to donate any unwanted items that are still in good condition. Items may be dropped off at museum during regular business hours until January 15th. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the museum. 217-391-6323
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 11 a.m.

    Illinois State Capitol

    Capitol and Second St, Springfield Downtown

    Meet at the Lincoln statue. Hear powerful, inspirational speakers along with talented musicians, then march to the Old State Capitol. Celebrate democracy and get geared up for the 2020 elections.
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 1 p.m.

    Jacksonville Public Library

    201 W. College Ave., Jacksonville Jacksonville


    Join employees from Golden Bridges in Quincy for a craft program to learn how to repurpose your old, white hangers into a beautiful snowflake. This class will use the everyday hanger and repurpose it into something that you can display around the holidays or give as a gift. The presenters will also discuss how to repurpose other household items you have but might not be ready to part with. This program is free but registration is required. Please call 217-243-5435 to sign up. *Optional: Feel free to bring white hangers (with small hooks in corners) from home. 217-243-5435
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 3 p.m.

    Trails End Saloon

    6445 Old Route 54, Curran Out-of-town

    Join us at Trails End for a fun afternoon of live music. Deon, Craig and Tony will join Mike for some afternoon jams. 217-483-7078
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Kidzeum of Health and Science Children's Museum

    412 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown

    A sensory-friendly experience for children with autism and their families. Free. 217-971-4435
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 6-10 p.m.

    The Curve Inn

    3219 S. Sixth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    The Collective will swing into the Curve Inn. Bring your Boogie Shoes. 217-529-5806
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m.

    Danenberger Family Vineyards

    12341 Irish Road, New Berlin Out-of-town

    John King is a serious new artist you need to have on your playlists. He is stopping at DFV while on tour! In a short time, King has been making a name for himself in Country Music. John's debut radio single, “Tonight Tonight,” earned him his first Top 40 hit and was heard by millions of NFL fans and used to highlight CBS network’s Thursday night football throughout the 2014 season.Named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Country Songs, earning features from , Amazon, Whiskey Riff, Taste of Country and more. 217-488-6321
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 6-10 p.m.

    Hill Prairie Winery

    23753 Lounsberry Road, Oakford Out-of-town

    This is Music Trivia like no other. Instead of someone simply asking questions, this is a live DJ asking a question and then playing a song on a system. You and your team guess the answer and write it down. It's a total blast! Last year we sold out before the event. Tables are $100 each and must be purchased in advance. Up to 10 people per table. 217-635-9900
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 7-10 p.m.

    Dew Chilli Parlor Pub and Grill

    301 N. Grand Ave. W., Springfield Springfield Area

    Come out and enjoy the fun. You will be glad you did. 217-670-2530
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

    Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum

    600 Toronto Road, Springfield Springfield Area

  • Sat., Jan. 18, 7-11 p.m.

    Mahan's Wildside

    Old 36 Route 123, Alexander Out-of-town

    Blues rock to knock your socks off. 2174987778
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

    Mason City Limits Comedy Club

    114 E. Chestnut St., Mason City Out-of-town

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    $20 general admission. $22.50 VIP

    Did you hear about the LA comedian who moved to rural Ohio, bought a farm and then got elected mayor? Meet Drew Hastings, a favorite on The Bob & Tom Show, with appearances on Comedy Central and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and now, the 2nd term mayor of Hillsboro, Ohio. 217-482-5233
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 7-11 p.m.

    The Backroom Lounge

    713 N. Seventh St., Riverton Riverton

    10 rsvp / 15 @ door

    Pete Jive has been spreading the message of self affirmation and compassion throughout the greater Chicagoland area. Pete Jive provides a feel-good show every time, diffusing positivity and spreading good vibrations nightly. His first LP, No Sign of Regret, was released June 2011. This record features elements of traditional American folk music, roots reggae, and rock 'n' roll, which have shaped Pete Jive's sound and direction from the start. It was the first album to showcase Pete Jive's "old country picking style and youthful wisdom" 217-629-9493
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Crow's Mill Pub

    1220 Toronto Rd., Springfield Springfield Area

    Free 217-679-7477
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

    The Blue Grouch Pub

    510 W. Maple Ave. S., Springfield Springfield Area


    RockHouse returns to the user-friendly Blue Grouch! 217-527-8395
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 8-11 p.m.

    Anvil and Forge Brewing and Distilling Company

    619 E Washington St, Springfield Downtown

    The Station returns to Anvil and Forge 217-494-6200
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

    The Rusty Rail Pub

    405 Pulaski St., Lincoln Out-of-town

  • Sat., Jan. 18, 8:30-10 p.m.

    C-U Comedy Club (Inside Soma)

    320 N. Neil St., Champaign Out-of-town

    On Saturday, January 18th we begin the new year with the C-U Comedy 2020 Kickoff Show! Live stand up comedy featuring Peoria's Jeff Bailey, Springfield's Al Nimpson, Champaign-Urbana's Justin Tuttle, Michele Lore, and Matt Pflum. C-U Comedy Club was voted Buzz Magazine’s “Best Date Night Activity” in 2018 and 2019 217-202-6023
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

    Silver Sevens Gaming

    3217 Lake Plaza Dr., Springfield Springfield Area


  • Sat., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

    The Alibi

    320 E. Main St., Rochester Rochester

    Square of the Roots is a Midwestern string band playing original acoustic Americana and honky tonk music with all the smoothness of a well-aged bourbon. 217-498-1129
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Main Gate Bar & Grill

    2143 N. 11th St., Springfield North Side


  • Sat., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.


    609 Douglas St., Pawnee Out-of-town


    Hi-Tek Redneck DJ & Karaoke returns to Locals. Come out and enjoy the fun night with family & friends. You will be glad you did. 217-646-8013
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

    Frankie's Brewhaus

    617 E. Washington St., Springfield Downtown


    Live Grateful Dead, JGB, Phish and more!Sunshine Daydream Show 9:30pmFree show Sunshine DaydreamSunshine Daydream specializes in performing Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band music in a refreshing high energy, up-tempo style. They have played through at least 150 songs in the Grateful Dead repertoire over the years. You never know what you are going to hear and the sets are designed to please the Dead heads and casual listener. The songs are performed as they are intended: high energy, hard hitting and always danceable. Expect psychedelic and innovative jams as the band navigates the Grateful Dead repertoire… 217-528-0420
  • Fri., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 19, 2 p.m.

    Hoogland Center for the Arts LRS Theatre 1

    420 S. Sixth St., Springfield Downtown

    Buy Tickets

    $20 adults $18 seniors 60+ and students

    STC presents “Annie Get Your Gun.” Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. 217-523-2787
  • Sat., Jan. 18, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Sat., Jan. 25, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and Sat., Feb. 8, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

    Northern Lights Lounge

    500 N. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield North Side

    Drive Thru Karaoke with Chris O'Neill. No cover charge. 217-522-2275