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SKILLS USA State Conference

April 27 - April 29
Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701 United States

The SKILLS USA State Conference will be in town with an estimated attendance of 3300.

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10:00 am

Civil War Saturday: Guns and Swords-Weapons of Warfare

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old State Capitol Historic Site, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701 United States

The French army officer Claude Minié invented the bullet in 1849 that would bear his name. This bullet was extremely accurate and proved lethal over relatively long distances. Both Union and Confederate soldiers used the “minnie” ball (as they called it) in their muzzle-loading rifles. The Minie ball alone is estimated to have caused 100,000

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Illini BMW CCA – Detail & Paint Tech Day

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Isringhausen Imports, 229 E. Jefferson
Springfield , IL 62701 United States

Want to gain free knowledge from the absolute best? Want to know how to make your car look better than it has before? The Illini Chapter BMW CCA is proud to present in partnership with Griot's Garage and Isringhausen Imports, a day to give you the tools and techniques to learn about maintaining your car.

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Spa & Paw! Dalliance’s 3rd Birthday Celebration!

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dalliance Spa and Salon, 314 E. Adams Street
Springfield , IL 62701 United States

Please Join Dalliance Spa and Salon for their 3rd Birthday Celebration! Feel free to bring your well behaved leashed pet to enjoy the party! There will be human and puppy treats! Please bring a donation to help the local animal shelters. The items that are needed are dog food, toys, and blankets. Anything else would be appreciated as well!

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3:00 pm

Roasted: Hot Pots and Pork

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Springfield Art Association, 700 N. 4th Street
Springfield, 62701 United States
$30

RAKU, WHOLE HOG ROAST + DINNER ​Hog provided by Hickory River Smokehouse Bring the whole family and friends out to the Springfield Art Association campus. This is a ceramic raku event. You will glaze a pot. We will fire it in an outdoor kiln. And it is ready to take home that night. Come watch

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5:00 pm

10th Annual Defenders of the Innocence Event

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crown Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen
Springfield , IL 62703 United States

Featuring exoneree Yusef Salaam and his mother, Sharon Salaam. Yusef Salaam was just 15 when he and four other black and Latino teenagers, who became known as the “Central Park Five,” were wrongly imprisoned for the brutal rape and beating of a white woman left for dead in Central Park. Yusef’s mother, Sharonne Salaam, fought

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23rd Annual Benefit Auction and Dinner

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
President Abraham Lincoln A Doubletree by Hilton, 701 E Adams
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
$100

Brother James Court routinely host 300-400 patrons who have a great time scoializing, being served a multi-course dinner, participating in silent, live, and basket auctions, while providing a unique opportunity to pledge funds directly in support of their men. There will be a special presentation from their guys and live music. Reservations are $100.00. With any questions or concerns,

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7:00 pm

The Hoogland Teens Present “Urinetown”

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
$10 - $16

Presented by the Hoogland Teens, "Urinetown" is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a musical about a Gotham-like city with a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought which has led to a

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Mary Jo Curry Blues Trio at The Alamo

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Alamo, 115 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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8:00 pm

Jesus Christ Superstar

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
$16 - $18

STC presents "Jesus Christ Superstar". Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled

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9:00 pm

Dan Rivero Blues Trio Live at 411

April 29 @ 9:00 pm
411 Bar and Grill, 411 E. Washington Street
Springfield , IL 62701 United States
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The Good Companions and The Heavy Delight

April 29 @ 9:00 pm
Bar None, 245 S. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
$5

$5 cover charge and doors open at 7. The Good Companions will be playing their signature brand of rock and roll with some extended explorations starting at 9. Then the Heavy Delight will roll out their deep funk around 10:45.

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