Gifts & Giving: Friday 4-9pm at the Crowne Plaza. Over 60 vendors and free admission. Each vendor is providing a gift basket that you can win by purchasing raffle tickets. 100% of raffle ticket money will be donated to St. Jude.
Claude Stuart: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for more information or tickets.
Dierks Bentley/Jerrod Niemann/Eli Young Band: Saturday at 7:30pm at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. All tickets general admission and $35. Call 800-745-3000, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or get your tickets at the Center box office.
Prior to the show at 5pm there is the Believe in Heroes pre-show party brought to you by Bob Ridings in Taylorville. Free giveaways, food and drink available.
The Pirates of Penzance: Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Presented by the Springfield Theatre Centre (young adult version). Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for children. Call 523-2787 or visit www.hcfta.org
My Fair Lady: Sunday at 7pm at Sangamon Auditorium. Tickets are $57, $52, and $47. Call 206-6160 or visit www.sangamonauditorium.org
Pease's Candy Open House: Saturday 11am - 3pm. Sample products and see the factory in full production. Wine samples and live music. Located at 4753 Jeffory Street in Industrial Park South.
Trivia Night: Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Jacksonville. Proceeds benefit the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. Register by calling 245-5567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The E Buzz November 4, 2011
First "X Factor" Eliminations by American Viewers
It was a big night on "X Factor" with the first contestants being sent home by viewer votes...sort of. It came down to inTENsity and the Stero Hogzz with inTENsity getting the lowest number of votes. But that doesn't mean they automatically go home. The two acts performed again for the judges, and then the judges cast their votes. If there's a tie, the lowest vote-getter goes home. Last night though the judges vote 3 to 1 against Simon to send inTENsity home.
Ricky Gervais To Host the Golden Globes Again?
Oh please let it be true! The "New York Post" is reporting that Ricky Gervais has been asked to host the Golden Globes for a third time. Gervais stirred the pot by tweeting, "Ooooooh! The plot thickens... Thoughts?"