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.

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

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.

Things To Do This Weekend 12-30-2016

All Weekend Long

Aviation Exhibit Now Open         $2
December 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
December 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macon County History Museum
5580 North Fork, Decatur

Wine Tastings
December 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
December 31 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Decanter Fine Wines
215 N Main St, Decatur

Sunday, December 30, 2016

Winter Break Day Camp        $38
December 30 @ 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Winter Break Camp         $120
December 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln Decatur

MU Women’s Basketball vs Saint Mary’s College (IN)        $3-$6
December 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Super Saturday Recess at the DISC        $4
December 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Happy Noon Year        $1 – $6
December 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Illinois
55 S Country Club Rd, Decatur

Sliderz Saturday Night
December 31, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sliderz
5995 E Route 36, Decatur

New Years Eve with Hipbone Sam
December 31, 2016 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

DJ Philbilly
December 31 @ 10:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Sunday, January 1, 2017
No Events

Things To Do This Weekend

All Weekend Long 

Winter Break Day Camp        $33-$38
December 23 @ 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Aviation Exhibit Now Open        $2
December 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
December 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macon County History Museum
5580 North Fork, Decatur

Santa Hours
December 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Central Park, Decatur, IL

Wine Tastings
December 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
December 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Decanter Fine Wines
215 N Main St, Decatur

 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Day Two of The Fab Hoedads        $5
December 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
VFW Post 99 (Cowgill)
3915 N Cowgill St, Decatur

Matt Livasy Christmas Special at Donnie’s
December 23 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 S Oakland, Decatur

 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Super Saturday Recess at the DISC
December 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Santa Through Town
December 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Downtown Maroa, Maroa

Sliderz Saturday Night
December 24 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sliderz
5995 E Route 36, Decatur

DJ Philbilly
December 24 @ 10:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

ACC’s First Christmas: Stories from the Birth of Christ
December 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Antioch Christian Church
5409 E US Rt 36, 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 (12/16)

All Weekend Long

A Merry Ol’ Radio Holiday Show     $15
Debut Musical from The Kablooey Group
December 16 & 17 @ 7:00 pm
Lincoln Square Theatre
141 North Main Street, Decatur

Decatur Blaze vs. Alpena Flyers Hockey Game     $5
U.S. Premier Hockey League
December 16 @ 5:00 pm
December 17 @ 7:30 pm
Decatur Civic Center
#1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur

Santa Hours
December 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 17-18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Central Park, Decatur

 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Aviation Exhibit Now Open        $2
December 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macon County History Museum
5580 North Fork, Decatur

Wine Tastings
December 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Decanter Fine Wines
215 N Main St, Decatur

Advent Concert – Featuring John W. Schlitt
(Proceeds support Good Samaritan Inn)
December 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
3778 N Water Street, Decatur

Become the Adversary, the HAWK, Tom Johnson & Kimi Harper
December 16 @ 9:00 pm
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 Oakland Ave, Decatur

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Books for Breakfast
December 17 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Hangar Restaurant
910 S Airport Rd, Decatur

Clean 2 Bling – Holiday Vendor Sale
December 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Decatur Masonic Temple
224 W William St, Decatur

Last Stop Christmas Shop
December 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Macon County Fairgrounds
3700 N Westlawn Ave, Decatur

Dulcimer Club Music
December 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Scrap and Crop        $15
December 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fletcher Park: Recreation Center
400 S Henderson St, Mt Zion

Super Saturday Recess at the DISC        $4
December 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC)
1295 W Wood, Decatur

Open Make Space     $1
December 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Illinois
55 South Country Club Road, Decatur

360 Band
December 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sliderz
5995 E Route 36, Decatur

Captain Geech
December 17 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sliderz
5995 E Route 36, Decatur

Christmas Jazz Quartet with The Will Mallard Trio
December 17  @ 8:30 pm
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 Oakland Ave, Decatur

Darkness Inside Band
December 17 @ 9:00 pm
Lock Stock & Barrel
129 S Oakland, Decatur

DJ Philbilly
December 17 @ 10:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

ACC’s First Christmas: Stories from the Birth of Christ
December 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Antioch Christian Church
5409 E US Rt 36, Decatur

Church Street Christmas Church Tour
December 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
201 W North St, Decatur

Preschool Peepers: Mammals in Winter
December 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Couples/Singles Dance        $10
December 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
520 E North St, Decatur

The Great Romance – Christmas Concert
December 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Northwest Christian Church
1306 N Stanley Ave, 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

All Weekend Long

PopLocal “Shop till you Pop”
December 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Haines & Essick (formerly)
130 E William, Decatur

Aviation Exhibit Now Open         $2
December 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macon County History Museum
5580 North Fork, Decatur

Richland Dance presents The Nutcracker        $15
December 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
RCC: Shilling Center
One College Park, Decatur

Wine Tastings
December 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
December 10 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Decanter Fine Wines
215 N Main St, Decatur

Santa Hours
December 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Central Park, Decatur

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play        $45
December 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Decatur Club
158 W Prairie, Decatur

A Christmas Carol        $6 – $8
December 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
December 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
December 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Decatur Civic Center
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur

 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Early Explorers Preschool Activity: Weather Workshop        $7
December 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Johns Hill Center
601 S Jasper, Decatur

Decatur Park District’s Perform! Auditions: Guys and Dolls
December 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Poage Arts & Recreation Center
2020 N Oakland, Decatur

Christmas Party        $5
December 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Decatur Family YMCA
220 W McKinley, Decatur

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 9 @ 7:00 pm
Tabernacle Baptist Church
650 N Wykles Dr, Decatur

Advent Abendmusik (Advent Evening Music)
December 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
First Baptist Church (Decatur)
1320 Arbor Drive, Decatur

Friday Night Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life        $5
December 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lincoln Square Theatre
145 N Main St, Decatur

Shades of Gray Band
December 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
VFW Post 99 (Cowgill)
3915 N Cowgill St, Decatur

Tennessee Borderline       $5
December 9 @ 9:00 pm
Feeling Lucky
3775 N Woodford, Decatur

Parachute Day, Bloom, and Pink Beam
December 9 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 S Oakland, Decatur

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

FIRST Lego League Meet
December 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hope Academy
955 N Calhoun, Decatur

Blood Drive
December 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christ United Methodist Church
1503 N Summit, Decatur

Cookie Walk
December 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maroa Public Library
305 Garfield St, Maroa

Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale
December 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Decatur Public Library
130 N Franklin, Decatur

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

Decatur Park District’s Perform! Auditions: Guys and Dolls
December 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Poage Arts & Recreation Center
2020 N Oakland, Decatur

Book Discussion
December 10 @ 11:00 am
Barclay Public Library
220 S Main St, Warrensburg

Christmas Extravaganza
December 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Niantic Fire Department
108 N Illinois St, Niantic

Pajama Party with Santa at Scovill Zoo        $15
December 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scovill Zoo
71 S Country Club Rd, Decatur

Santa at the Fireplace
December 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Fireplace
109 E Main St, Maroa

Fletcher Park Kids Club        $1 – $4
December 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fletcher Park: Recreation Center
400 S Henderson St, Mt Zion

Conservation Areas in Winter
December 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Sliderz Saturday
December 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sliderz
5995 E Route 36, Decatur

MU Women’s Basketball vs North Central College         $3-$6
December 10 @ 5:00 pm – December 11 @ 8:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

MU Men’s Basketball vs North Central College
December 10 @ 7:00 pm – December 11 @ 10:00 pm
MU: Griswold Center
1184 W Main St, Decatur

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 10 @ 7:00 pm
Tabernacle Baptist Church
650 N Wykles Dr, Decatur

Holiday Jazz       $5 – $25
December 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
1184 W Main, Decatur

PIZZAZZ        $5
December 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VFW Post 99 (Cowgill)
3915 N Cowgill St, Decatur

Blake Harned & Wreckless Whiskey
December 10 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sliderz
5995 E Route 36, Decatur

Sunshine Daydream Playin’ the Grateful Dead
December 10 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
126 S Oakland, Decatur

Champagne Freight
December 10 @ 9:00 pm
Lock Stock & Barrel
129 S Oakland, Decatur

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

 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ACC’s First Christmas: Stories from the Birth of Christ
December 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Antioch Christian Church
5409 E US Rt 36, Decatur

Bluegrass Music Jam
December 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area
3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur

Christmas Open House
December 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Millikin Homestead
125 N Pine, Decatur

Oglesby Mansion Christmas Tea
December 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oglesby Mansion
421 W William, Decatur

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Tabernacle Baptist Church
650 N Wykles Dr, Decatur

Merry Christmas Y’All        $30 – $35
December 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lincoln Square Theatre
145 N Main St, Decatur

Peter Harper & the Midwest Kind
December 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pop’s Place
4335 W Main St, Decatur

Dissonance Winter Concert
December 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
MU: Kaeuper Hall
1184 W Main St, Decatur

Just Flicks
December 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Various, 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.