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September 18, 2014, 4:45 pm
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Postings for January 18, 2014 Full Month View
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  All Day COAT DRIVE   During the months of December and January, the Rochester Public Library will be holding their annual Coat Drive. Accepted articles for the collection will be new or gently used coats, both children and adults), hats, scarves, and gloves. Donations are being accepted at Rochester Public Library through the end of January at #1 Community Drive, in Rochester. For further information please contact Susan at (217) 498-8454.
 
  8:30AM 5:00PM Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art   Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Figurative Art brings together historical and contemporary body-based art by over fifty artists from the Illinois State Museum collection. The exhibition emphasizes the power and the range of the narrative and expressive uses of the figure in Midwest art. The artworks were selected to create a better understanding and consideration of different representational styles and the ability of the figure to carry feeling, memory, and experience. They were also selected with an eye toward something fantastic—a heightened sense of the super-real or super-natural—whether through aggressive, expressive form, high-keyed color, inventive graphics, or ambiguous situations. The Museum is open from 8:30-5:00 Monday through Saturday and from 12:00-5:00 on Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available nearby and the building is ADA accessible. For more information contact Jim Zimmer at 217-782-7440.
 
  10:00AM 4:00PM Remembering Nelson Mandela's Life & Legacy   The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum at 521 East Washington Street continues its exhibit "Remembering Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacy" through January 31st. On view are original documents from his election as President of South Africa in 1994, letters to his family while in prison, personal memorabilia of Springfield residents who have visited South Africa, pictures and original sculptures from Africa. The Museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Special appointments can be made by calling Barbara Dickerman at 217-789-8965
 
  8:00PM n/a Hair   Springfield Theatre Centre (STC)'s fourth production of the season, "Hair", will open at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield and will run January 10- 12 and 17-19. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for children/seniors and $18 for adults. "Hair" tells the story of the "tribe," a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription in the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifistic principles and risking his life. STC's production of "Hair" is rated R for adult content, language and nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. Tickets for "Hair" are available by calling the box office at 217-523-2787 or online at www.hcfta.org.
 
  8:00AM n/a Hedwig and the Angry Inch   Roxy Theatricals presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jan. 17-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Feb. 1 at The Legacy Theatre 101 E. Lawrence, Springfield, IL 62701. Only 75 seats per performance. There may only be a limited number of seats or standing-room tickets available at the door beginning at 7 p.m. A critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock musical which tells the story of the "internationally ignored song stylist," Hedwig, a gender-bending young East German lad who undergoes a botched sex change operation in a bid to emigrate to America. In her latest appearance in a string of underground nightclubs, Hedwig takes to the stage with her band, "The Angry Inch," to tell her story of love, loss and identity. Both heartfelt and inherently comedic, Hedwig never fails to be thought-provoking. Hedwig manages to pay tribute to a small pantheon of rockers, from David Bowie to Lou Reed to Iggy Pop. Advance tickets are $18. Tickets day of show are $25 general admission and limited.
 
  9:00AM n/a Hunting and Trade Show   Illinois State Fairgrounds- TIME: 9am-5pm Sat, 9am-4pm Sun. PRICE: $5, children free with adults. PHONE: 618-495-2572
 
  7:30PM n/a Wolf Moon Hike   Learn about the Wolf Moon on Saturday, January 18 at 7:30pm as you hike through Rock Springs Conservation Area on a naturalist-led hike. Native American legends tell tales of the Wolf Moon. Discover why they gave this full moon its name as you journey into the night on this moonlit hike. Reservations required. Call 217-423-7708 or visit www.maconcountyconservation.org. Rock Springs Conservation Area is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs from Decatur, go south on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road or go south on Wyckles Road and turn east onto Rock Springs Road. Watch for signs. Plenty of parking is available.


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