Friday, November 3
First Fridays present a variety of fun things to do on the first Friday of each month. From music, to performing arts, visual arts, food and more, there’s something for everyone in Rockford’s new downtown! Produced by The Element of Rockford.
Taboo Blah Blah—Friday, November 3, 9:30 pm-1:30 pm
Mary’s Place, 602 N Madison St, Rockford, (815) 962-7944
Live music by two of Rockford’s favorite rock bands, Taboo Blah Blah and Tentacles Everywhere. These two groups have shared Mary’s Place stage many times. Indie-folk group, Tentacles Everywhere, leads off the evening with catchy melodies and quirky lyrics. Taboo Blah Blah closes out the night with new music from their upcoming album and other original songs. Cover.
Peppa Pig Live—November 9, 6-9 pm
Coronado PAC, 314 N Main St, Rockford (815) 968-0595
Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises! Tickets start at $9. www.coronadopac.org www.facebook.com/events/1291961487557655
Brews & Views “Die Hard”—November 15
Doors open at 7 pm, show 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Prairie St. Brewing Co., 200 Prairie St., Rockford, (815) 277-9427
Brews & Views kicks off the holiday season with an unconventional choice of a holiday film…Bruce Willis in the film that rocketed him to super-stardom and launched a franchise, “DIE HARD”! Tickets $5. theelementrockford.com/brews-views/ www.facebook.com/events/1987770711469525/
The Four Icons—November 19, 3 pm
Nordlof Center, 118 N Main St, Rockford, 815-987-6660
Jannie Nelson, Ron Holm, Chip Messiner, and Denny (Diamond) Svehla have delighted audiences with their uncanny abilities to capture the musical essence of Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, John Denver, and Neil Diamond. Tickets: $15. www.facebook.com/events/1893002650716646 www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org/content/nordlof-center
Movie Monday “Easy Rider”—November 20, 6:30-9:30 pm
Rockford Art Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, (815) 968-2787
Watch the classic 1960s counterculture film starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Jack Nicholson.
Tickets: $5 www.rockfordartmuseum.org www.facebook.com/events/291248341361746
The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show, November 24, 7-9 pm
Coronado PAC, 314 N Main St, Rockford (815) 968-5222
TThe almost two-hour extravaganza will feature a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—religious, romantic, and fun holiday tunes—as well as some of the Grammy Award-winning quartet’s classic country-pop hits. Tickets start at $50. www.coronadopac.org www.facebook.com/events/1888049201456444/
Stroll On State, November 25, 2-9 pm
Celebrate with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree, ice skate with your family, shop and dine, be amazed as blocks of ice are transformed into works of art, enjoy free holiday concerts and of course, be sure to share your special Christmas wish list with Santa Claus FREE. www.strollonstate.com www.facebook.com/events/152546155347095
November Featured Downtown Partner—Prairie Street Brewing Co.
200 Prairie Street, Rockford, (815) 277-9427
Prairie Street Brewing Co. is a historic brewpub in downtown Rockford, Illinois producing handcrafted and locally-sourced food and beer. It is also home to many popular events such as Dinner on the Dock, Rockford Handmade Market, Elevate Palate Trip Series, and Ale Yeah Yoga. Located along the beautiful Rock River, the facility itself houses event and banquet space for weddings and corporate events, as well as office space, lofts and a marina.
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