Things to Do This Weekend

All Weekend Long

Free Tax Help
fMarch 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
March 4 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Mt. Zion Spring Craft Show
Friday, March 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mt Zion Convention Center
1400 Mt Zion Parkway, Mt Zion

Basic East Coast Swing        $70
Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mt Zion Convention Center
1400 Mt Zion Parkway,Mt Zion

After School Series: Art With the Masters          $96 – $112
Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5 @4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council
125 N Water, Decatur

Aviation Exhibit        $2
March 3-4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macon County History Museum
5580 North Fork, Decatur

Friday, March 3, 2017

Oglesby Mansion play
March 3 @ 10:00 am
Oglesby Mansion
421 W William, Decatur

Music at the Museum
March 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Children’s Museum of Illinois
55 S Country Club Rd, Decatur

Open House and Customer Appreciation Party
March 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fleet Feet Sports
1090 W Wood St, Decatur

After 5 Live Art Show
March 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Blue Connection
117 N Water St, Decatur

Friday Night Movie: The Mighty Ducks        $5
March 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lincoln Square Theatre
145 N Main St, Decatur

Soul Purpose
March 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VFW Post 99
3915 N Cowgill St, Decatur

Saturday, March 5, 2017

March Madness: Tournament of Books
March 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin,Decatur

Sign Language Club
March 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Barclay Public Library
220 S Main St,Warrensburg

Maple Syrup Programs
March 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Decatur Polar Plunge
March 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Beach House
2301 E Lakeshore Dr,Decatur

Theatre 7 Game Night
March 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Theatre 7
131 N. Water, Decatur

Bluesmattic Blues Band
March 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Need Money for College?
March 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Barclay Public Library
220 S Main St, Warrensburg

4th Annual Culinary Cookoff         $30
March 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel
4191 US 36 W, Decatur

Environmental Film Series
March 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Decatur
3773 N MacArthur Rd, Decatur

Masterworks IV         $13 – $16.50
March 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main, Decatur

Rock of Ages
March 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:55 pm
VFW Post 99
3915 N Cowgill St,Decatur

DJ Philbilly
March 4 @ 10:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford,Decatur

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Rock Club Monthly Meetings & Field Trips
March 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Clare’s Restaurant
2502 E William St,Decatur

Wind Ensemble
March 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main,Decatur

Taxi Service Providers

Decatur City Taxi
(217) 330-7960

Stoney’s Shuttle and Delivery Service
(217) 450-1584

Additional Transportation Providers 

Uber

Lyft

Additional Attractions:

Children’s Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo & Scovill Park Sculpture Garden
Rock Springs Nature Center
For even more events, visit THRIVE Entertainment Guide.
Free event admission unless otherwise noted.

Things To Do This Weekend

All Weekend Long

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
February 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
February 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
February 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Decatur Civic Center
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur

Friday, February 24, 2017

Early Explorers Preschool Activity: Dinosaurs Galore        $7
February 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Johns Hill Center
601 S Jasper, Decatur

Basic Word
February 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

BABES Mystery Night
February 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Paco’s Sol Bistro
237 N Main, Decatur

Shades of Gray Band        $5
February 24 @ 8:30 pm
VFW Post 99
3915 N Cowgill St, Decatur

Josh Holland
February 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Infusion Bar & Banquet Center
2882 N Dinneen St, Decatur

Clusterpluck Live in Decatur, IL        $5
February 24 @ 9:00 pm
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 S Oakland, Decatur

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friends of Argenta Community Breakfast
February 25 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Old Grade School
275 N Kenwood, Argenta

Gardening Insights         $30
February 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Richland Community College
One College Park, Decatur

March Madness: Tournament of Books
February 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Free Tax Help
February 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Dulcimer Music
February 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

MU Baseball vs Greenville College
February 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunnyside Park
1590 N Sunnyside Rd, Decatur

61 Highways Revisited: The Albums of Bob Dylan
February 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DPL: Madden Auditorium
130 N Franklin St, Decatur

Pizzazz Band
February 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Trivia Night        $100
February 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
520 E North St, Decatur

Bourbon Street Cash Bash
February 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Infusion Bar & Banquet Center
2882 N Dinneen St, Decatur

Central Illinois Greatest Geezer Band        $5
February 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
VFW Post 99
3915 N Cowgill St, Decatur

Robbie Mitchel Band
February 25 @ 9:00 pm
Lock Stock & Barrel
129 S Oakland, Decatur

DJ Philbilly
February 25 @ 10:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Decatur Genealogicial Society General Meeting
February 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Decatur Genealogical Society
1255 W South Side Dr, Decatur

Ghost Town Blues Band
February 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

Jeff Jensen
February 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Faculty Recital Series: Mark Anderson, guitar
February 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MU: Kaeuper Hall
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Taxi Service Providers

Decatur City Taxi
(217) 330-7960

Stoney’s Shuttle and Delivery Service
(217) 450-1584

Additional Attractions:

Children’s Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo & Scovill Park Sculpture Garden
Rock Springs Nature Center
For even more events, visit THRIVE Entertainment Guide.
Free event admission unless otherwise noted.

Things To Do This Weekend

All Weekend Long

Free Tax Help
February 17 @ 4:30 am – 7:30 pm
February 18 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
February 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
February 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
February 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Decatur Civic Center
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur

Stand Up Comedy        $10 – $12
February 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
February 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Main Hangar Restaurant
910 S Airport Rd, Decatur

Friday, February 17, 2017

Pre-K Adventures: Van Gogh Mixed Media Sunflowers Sunflowers $15-$17
February 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Decatur Area Arts Council
125 N Water, Decatur

Music at the Museum
February 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Children’s Museum of Illinois
55 S Country Club Rd, Decatur

Mardi Gras Madness
February 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mt Zion District Library
115 W Main St, Mt Zion

Movies @ the Library
February 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DPL: Madden Auditorium
130 N Franklin St, Decatur

Annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser         $10
February 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lutheran School Association (LSA)
2001 E Mound Rd, Decatur

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
February 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Decatur Civic Center
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur

Union Square at 217 Lounge
February 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
217 Lounge
112 N Merchant St, Decatur

Antics Band
February 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford,Decatur

Saturday, February 18, 2017

March Madness: Tournament of Books
February 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Mary Jo Curry Band
February 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

MU Women’s Basketball vs Carthage College        $3-$6
February 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Downtown Decatur Mardi Gras
February 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downtown Decatur
Merchant St, Decatur

Hometown Book Release
February 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Temple
759 S Jackson, Decatur

MU Men’s Basketball vs Carthage College
February 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Focus on Feathers – Tales from the Field        $50
February 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council
125 N Water, Decatur

Champaign Freight
February 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Infusion Bar & Banquet Center
2882 N Dinneen St, Decatur

Maggie Rose with special guests The Morrison Brothers Band       $25 – $30
February 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lincoln Square Theatre
145 N Main St, Decatur

Groove for Thought        $15 – $30
February 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main, Decatur

DJ Philbilly
February 18 @ 10:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Decatur’s Lincoln Statues
February 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Dave Weld
February 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

Synergy, Percussion Ensemble
February 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main,Decatur

Couples & Singles Dance        $10
February 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
520 E North St, Decatur

Taxi Service Providers

Decatur City Taxi
(217) 330-7960

Stoney’s Shuttle and Delivery Service
(217) 450-1584

Additional Attractions:

Children’s Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo & Scovill Park Sculpture Garden
Rock Springs Nature Center
For even more events, visit THRIVE Entertainment Guide.
Free event admission unless otherwise noted.

Things To Do This Weekend

All Weekend Long

Free Tax Help
February 11-12 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin,Decatur

Juvae Jazz Festival        $20 – $160

February 10 @ 4:00 pm – 11:55 pm

February 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am

February 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Decatur Conference Center & Hotel

4191 US 36 W, Decatur

Startup Weekend Decatur
February 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm-Feb 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Citizen Barnes Building
236 N Water St, Decatur

Friday, February 10, 2017

Basic Email
February 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Yoga4Cats – Be My Meowentine!        $25
February 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council
125 N Water,Decatur

Of Tricks and Trades: A Mozart Double Bill        $5 – $12
February 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
MU: Albert Taylor Theatre
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Kilborn Alley Blues Band
February 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Standy Up Comedy        $10 – $12
February 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Main Hangar Restaurant
910 S Airport Rd, Decatur

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Enjoying Cut Flowers at Home       $25
February 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:20 am
University of Illinois Extension
Macon County Office
3351 N President Howard Brown Blvd,Decatur

Fibers & Spinning        $5
February 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
University of Illinois Extension
Macon County Office
3351 N President Howard Brown Blvd, Decatur

March Madness: Tournament of Books
February 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale
February 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Winter Beach Party
February 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
First United Methodist Church
201 W North St, Decatur

Dulcimer Music
February 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Macho Nacho
February 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lock Stock & Barrel
129 S Oakland, Decatur

Draw Pokemon Characters        $10 – $23
February 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council
125 N Water, Decatur

Cheese Making        $15
February 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:20 pm
University of Illinois Extension
Macon County Office
3351 N President Howard Brown Blvd, Decatur

Pruning Your Home Orchard        $5
February 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:20 am
University of Illinois Extension
Macon County Office
3351 N President Howard Brown Blvd,Decatur

Yoga at the Brewery
February 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Decatur Brew Works
101 N Main St,Decatur

FIRST Tech Challenge League Qualifier
February 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hope Academy
955 N Calhoun, Decatur

Argenta Icefest
February 11 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Argenta Prairie Park
Argenta, IL

Growing Herbs Indoors
February 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
University of Illinois Extension
Macon County Office
3351 N President Howard Brown Blvd,Decatur

Valentine Classic Swim Meet
February 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Decatur Family YMCA
220 W McKinley, Decatur

Henna Tattoo Party
February 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Barclay Public Library
220 S Main St, Warrensburg

Kids Club        $1 – $4
February 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fletcher Park: Recreation Center
400 S Henderson St,Mt Zion

Kidd Kaddilac Valentines day        $20
February 11 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Infusion Bar & Banquet Center
2882 N Dinneen Stm Decatur,

Hearts Around the World         $75
February 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cafe DMH
2300 N Edward St,Decatur

Dueling Pianos Valentine Dinner Fundraiser        $40
February 11 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Mt Zion Convention Center
1400 Mt Zion Parkway,Mt Zion

What’s Going On – The Marvin Gaye Experience         $5 – $35
February 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main, Decatur

Of Tricks and Trades: A Mozart Double Bill        $5 – $12
February 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
MU: Albert Taylor Theatre
1184 W Main St,Decatur

West End Boogie        $5
February 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VFW Post 99
3915 N Cowgill St,Decatur

Standy Up Comedy        $10 – $12
February 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Main Hangar Restaurant
910 S Airport Rd, Decatur

Girls Night Out        $20 – $25
February 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Port Royal Gastropub
2880 N Oakland,Decatur

Chyomin
February 11 @ 9:30 pm
Lock Stock & Barrel, 129 S Oakland
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Chicago band

DJ Philbilly
February 11 @ 10:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentines Day Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast
February 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Fleet Feet Sports
1090 W Wood St,Decatur

Bluegrass Music Jam
February 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Oils and Emotions – Essential Oil Class        $9
February 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fletcher Park: Recreation Center
400 S Henderson St, Mt Zion

Of Tricks and Trades: A Mozart Double Bill        $5 – $12
February 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MU: Albert Taylor Theatre
1184 W Main St,Decatur

Family Science Sunday
February 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Illinois
55 S Country Club Rd,Decatur

Lionel Young Blues Band
February 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St,Decatur

Taxi Service Providers

Decatur City Taxi
(217) 330-7960

Stoney’s Shuttle and Delivery Service
(217) 450-1584

Additional Attractions:

Children’s Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo & Scovill Park Sculpture Garden
Rock Springs Nature Center
For even more events, visit THRIVE Entertainment Guide.
Free event admission unless otherwise noted.

Decatur Secures Spot in World’s 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets

Decatur Secures Spot in World’s 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets

February 2, 2017 Decatur, Illinois – In the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey published last week, Decatur ranks as the 3rd most affordable housing market both nationally and internationally.  First reported by CNN Style, the Demographia report scores middle-income housing affordability using the “median multiple” principle, which takes median house price divided by gross annual median household income to calculate affordability. This method has been recommended by the World Bank and the United Nations. For instance, the median house price in Decatur is $99,400 and the median household income is $49,100, resulting in a housing market score of 2.0. Ratings of 3.0 & Under are rated “Affordable,” 3.1-4.0 “Moderately Unaffordable,” 4.1-5.0 “Seriously Unaffordable,” and 5.1 & Over “Severely Unaffordable.

 

A total of 406 urban markets were analyzed in nine countries –  Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the United States – using data from the third quarter of 2016. Decatur tied for 3rd place with Elmira, New York for most affordable housing market. Other central Illinois cities making the list were Peoria ranking 5th nationally, Springfield – 15th, Bloomington – 19th, and Champaign – 52nd. Among the least affordable were Hong Kong, clocking an 18.1 median multiple score, Sydney scored 12.2, and Vancouver 11.8.

 

“The affordability of housing in Macon County has long surprised those locating to our area. And, perhaps, a major advantage often overlooked by our residents,” said Carla Brinkoetter, owner of Brinkoetter & Associates. “When you look at our housing costs along with the many other quality of life factors afforded area residents, I have to ask, “why wouldn’t you want to live in Macon County?””

 

“Combine Decatur’s affordable housing market, our low cost of living, and higher average wages than surrounding communities and we have a very compelling story,” said Nicole Bateman, Community Marketing Manager for Decatur and Macon County. “We’re experiencing major investments that enhance the area’s quality of life, and data like that from Demographia reiterates that this is a wonderful and affordable place to live, work, and play.”

Upcoming Concerts & Shows

It’s too cold to be outside, so find your way into one of Decatur’s many fabulous venues to enjoy one of these upcoming concerts or shows!

 

For the Love Of It! Cabaret Dinner Theater
Saturday, February 3 at 5:30 PM
Sunday, February 4 at 5:30 PM
Decatur Club
158 W Prairie Ave, Decatur

Love Thy Neighbor Northeast Community Fund Benefit
Saturday, February 4 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Lock Stock & Barrel
129 Oakland Ave, Decatur

Valentine Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 PM – 11 PM
Mt. Zion Convention Center
1400 Mt Zion Pkwy, Mount Zion

What’s Going On -The Marvin Gaye Experience
February 11, 2017, 7:30 PM
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Maggie Rose feat The Morrison Brothers Band
Saturday, February 18 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Brown Beans Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 971, Decatur

Groove for Thought
February 18, 2017, 7:30 PM
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Bourbon Street Cash Bash
Saturday, February 25 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Infusion Bar & Banquet Center
2882 N. Dineen, Decatur

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Feb 17 at 7:30 PM to Feb 26 at 2 PM
Decatur Civic Center
1 Gary K Anderson Plz, Decatur

Delbert McClinton with Special Guest Fred Eaglesmith
Saturday, March 11 at 3 PM – 6 PM
Lincoln Square Theatre
141 N Main St, Decatur

Women of Ireland
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30 PM
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Friday, March 31 at 7 PM and Sunday, April 2 at 2 PM
Decatur Civic Center
1 Gary K Anderson Plz, Decatur

Adam Trent- The Futurist
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 PM
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

The Village People
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30 PM
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Things To Do This Weekend

All Weekend Long  

Heart of Illinois USA Gymnastics Meet        $10
February 4 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
February 5 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lutheran School Association (LSA)
2001 E Mound Rd, Decatur

Art of Marriage Event         $50
February 3 @ 5:30 pm – February 4 @ 9:30 pm
Lampstand Presbyterian Church
655 S Airport Rd, Decatur

For the Love of It Cabaret        $35
February 3- 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Decatur Club
158 W Prairie, Decatur

 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Piano Teaching Presentation
February 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
MU: Perkinson Music Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Music at the Museum
February 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Children’s Museum of Illinois
55 S Country Club Rd, Decatur

Something on Your Mind? Tell Us What You Want!
February 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
County Market
1135 W Grand Ave, Decatur

Friday Night Movie: Spaceballs        $5
February 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lincoln Square Theatre
145 N Main St, Decatur

Union Square at 217 Lounge
February 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
217 Lounge
112 N Merchant St, Decatur

Feudin Hillbillys is back!!         $5
February 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:55 pm
Infusion Bar & Banquet Center
2882 N Dinneen St, Decatur

Flaccid
February 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 S Oakland, Decatur

 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Ray’s Chilli Chilly Run
February 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
South Side Country Club
1650 Cottage Dr, Decatur

March Madness: Tournament of Books
February 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Free Tax Help
February 4 @ 9:30 pm – February 5 @ 2:00 am
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Sign Language Club
February 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Barclay Public Library
220 S Main St, Warrensburg

Conservation Success Stories
February 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet         $10 – $55
February 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
520 E North St, Decatur

Studio 11 Art Showing with Pete Jive & Coco Butter Kids         $5 – $9
February 4 @ 6:00 pm – 1:30 am
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 S Oakland, Decatur

Tony Lucca Benefit Concert        $20
February 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lock Stock & Barrel
129 S Oakland, Decatur

Voyage of Discovery: Space & Fast Machines        $13 – $16.50
February 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main, Decatur

 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl Party
February 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sliderz
5995 E Route 36, Decatur

Conservation Areas in Winter
February 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

James Armstrong Blues Band
February 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

 

Taxi Service Providers

Decatur City Taxi
(217) 330-7960

Stoney’s Shuttle and Delivery Service
(217) 450-1584

Additional Attractions:

Children’s Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo & Scovill Park Sculpture Garden
Rock Springs Nature Center
For even more events, visit THRIVE Entertainment Guide.
Free event admission unless otherwise noted.

Things to Do This Weekend

All Weekend Long

Friday, January 27, 2017

Early Explorers Preschool Activity: Safari Adventure        $7
January 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Johns Hill Center
601 S Jasper, Decatur

Shopkins Party        $20
January 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Decatur Area Arts Council
125 N Water, Decatur

Restorative Yoga
January 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Studio Yoga & Fitness (formerly Awakened Yoga)
952 E. Eldorado St, Decatur

Dart SBT
January 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Woody’s Bar
1190 W South Side Dr, Decatur

West End Boogie Project
January 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Private: Bottoms Up
4380 W Main Stm, Decatur

The World’s Greatest Geezer Band!        $5
January 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
VFW Post 99
3915 N Cowgill Stm, Decatur

Trevor May Band
January 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 S Oakland, Decatur

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast         Free-$12
January 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
First Baptist Church (Mt Zion)
720 W Main St, Mt. Zion

Super Saturday Recess at the DISC        $4
January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Dulcimer Music
January 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Ln
Decatur, IL 62521 + Google Map
Enjoy live music performed by the Dulcimer Club.

Teddy Bear 8 Ball Tournament        $60
January 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Biggen’s Bar & Billiards
858 W Green St, Decatur

Pokemon Trainers Club         $5
January 28 @ 10:00 am
Hidden Lair
1460 N State Highway 121, Mt. Zion

Wedding Extravaganza
January 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mt Zion Convention Center
1400 Mt Zion Parkway, Mt Zion

NowDecatur.com 8-Bit Bowl        $10
January 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Doherty’s Pub & Pins
242 E William St, Decatur

Movies at the Library
January 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DPL: Madden Auditorium
130 N Franklin St,Decatur

MU Faculty Jazz
January 28, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Lock Stock & Barrel
129 S Oakland, Decatur

MU Women’s Basketball vs Carroll University        $3-$6
January 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Father/Daughter Dance       $10 – $30
January 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hickory Point Golf Club Banquet Facility
727 Weaver Road, Decatur

Holy Family Catholic School’s 14th Annual Dinner Dance and Auction
January 28 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Holy Family Catholic School
2400 South Franklin Street Road, Decatur

MU Men’s Basketball vs Carroll University        $3-$6
January 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Shades of Gray        $5
January 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
VFW Post 99
3915 N Cowgill St, Decatur

Night at the Lincoln Theater        $50
January 28 @ 8:00 pm – January 29 @ 5:00 am
Lincoln Square Theatre
145 N Main St, Decatur

Dueling Pianos!        $15 – $20
January 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Infusion Bar & Banquet Center
2882 N Dinneen St, Decatur

Lady Luck
January 28 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

The Monolithic: Rock n’ Roll Redemption
January 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 S Oakland, Decatur

DJ Philbilly
January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Valentine Pins        $25
January 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fletcher Park: Recreation Center
400 S Henderson St, Mt Zion

The Guardian Live Action Show        $10 – $15
January 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Decatur Civic Center
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur

MU Choir Tour Finale
January 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
St Patrick Church
407 E Eldorado St, Decatur

Dave & Friends
January 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

 

Taxi Service Providers

Decatur City Taxi
(217) 330-7960

Stoney’s Shuttle and Delivery Service
(217) 450-1584

Additional Attractions:

Children’s Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo & Scovill Park Sculpture Garden
Rock Springs Nature Center
For even more events, visit THRIVE Entertainment Guide.
Free event admission unless otherwise noted.

Things To Do This Weekend

All Weekend Long

Mt Zion Swingsations Invitational
January 20 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
January 21 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Mt Zion High School
315 S Henderson St, Mt. Zion

MU Women’s Basketball vs Augustana College (IL)         $3-$6
January 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
January 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

MU Men’s Basketball vs Augustana College (IL)        $3-$6
January 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
January 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Bob Zany        $15
January 20, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
January 21, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Main Hangar Restaurant
910 S Airport Rd, Decatur

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Music at the Museum
January 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Children’s Museum of Illinois
55 S Country Club Rd, Decatur

Movies at the Library
January 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DPL: Madden Auditorium
130 N Franklin St, Decatur

Shonna Bonds & Pierce Arrow        $25 – $55
January 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Decatur Civic Center
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur

Sunshine in the Moon Room
January 20th – 9:30pm
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 Oakland Ave, Decatur

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
January 21 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maroa Firehouse

Intro to Archery        $40
January 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Archers Alley
3113 N 22nd St, Decatur

Super Saturday Recess at the DISC       $4
January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Snake and Turtle Show        $2
January 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Decatur Big Band
January 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Lock Stock & Barrel
129 S Oakland, Decatur

Kilborn Alley
January 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

William Marsala Band, Neill Dresen & Friends
January 21st – 9:00pm
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 Oakland Ave, Decatur

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Preschool Peepers: Owls
January 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Tas Cru Blues Band
January 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

 

 

Taxi Service Providers

Decatur City Taxi
(217) 330-7960

Signature Taxi Decatur
(217) 318-3500

Stoney’s Shuttle and Delivery Service
(217) 450-1584

Alpha & Omega Transit Network
(217) 330-7810

 

Additional Attractions:

Children’s Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo & Scovill Park Sculpture Garden
Rock Springs Nature Center
For even more events, visit THRIVE Entertainment Guide.
Free event admission unless otherwise noted.

Things To Do This Weekend (1-13-17)

All Weekend Long

As Time Goes By        $10 – $25
January 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
January 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
January 15 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Scovill Banquet Facility
3909 W Main St, Decatur

Frozen Oasis        $50
January 14 @ 2:00 pm – January 16 @ 10:00 am
Camp Warren
4225 Camp Warren Ln, Decatur

Elite Energy Competition Preview Show
January 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
January 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eisenhower High School
1200 S 16th St, Decatur

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Restorative Yoga
January 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Studio Yoga & Fitness (formerly Awakened Yoga)
952 E. Eldorado St, Decatur

Let’s Paint with Liz!        $40
January 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mt Zion Convention Center
1400 Mt Zion Parkway, Mt Zion

Old Fox Road, Mammoth Cannon, No Good, & Gadget        $5
January 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Doulos
242 W Packard St, Decatur

West End Boogie Project        $5
January 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
VFW Post 99, 3915 N Cowgill St, Decatur

90’s Daughter Unplugged at The Gin Mill
Jan 13 @ 9 PM to
The Gin Mill
124 E Prairie Ave, Decatur

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Intro to Archery         $40
January 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Archers Alley
3113 N 22nd St, Decatur

Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale
January 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

Dulcimer Music
January 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Super Saturday Recess at the DISC        $4
January 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Yoga at the Brewery        $15
Saturday @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Decatur Brew Works
101 N Main St, Decatur

UCP Miller Lite Barstool Open
January 14 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Infusion Bar & Banquet Center
2882 N Dinneen St, Decatur

Martin Luther King, Jr Luncheon        $30
January 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Decatur Club
158 W Prairie, Decatur

Baseball Instructional Clinic        $30
January 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Kids Club        $1 – $4
January 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fletcher Park: Recreation Center
400 S Henderson St, Mt Zion

King T’s
January 14 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

Imagine That Band
January 14, 2017 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sliderz
5995 E Route 36, Decatur

 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Feed the Animals
January 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

The Good The Bad The Blues Band
January 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

Couples & Singles Dance        $10
January 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
520 E North St, Decatur

 

Taxi Service Providers

Decatur City Taxi
(217) 330-7960

Signature Taxi Decatur
(217) 318-3500

Stoney’s Shuttle and Delivery Service
(217) 450-1584

Alpha & Omega Transit Network
(217) 330-7810

Additional Attractions:

Children’s Museum of Illinois, Scovill Zoo & Scovill Park Sculpture Garden
Rock Springs Nature Center
For even more events, visit THRIVE Entertainment Guide.
Free event admission unless otherwise noted.