Pork Meets Cork: Saturday in downtown Springfield on Washington between 5th and 6th streets. Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner served 6-7pm. Music from Tina Thornhill 6:30pm - 7:30pm and Still Kick'n 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
Tickets are $30 per person. Proceeds benenfit the Kidzeum of Health and Science. Get tickets at www.kidzeum.org
Thompson Square/Chris Cagle: Saturday at 6:00pm in South Jacksonville at 2382 Magnolila Drive. Tickets are $15. Get tickets here.
Arenzville Burgoo: Friday and Saturday in Arenzville. Friday entertainment includes Steven Hunt at 6:30pm and Austin City Limits at 8:00pm. Saturday entertainment includes headliner John Conlee at 8:00pm. All entertainment is free.
Burgoo kettle service starts at 8:00am both days.
All details availlable here.
Arcola Broom Corn Festival: Friday - Sunday in Arcola. Sunday David Nail in concert at 2:00pm...free. For all details click here.
32nd Annual Traditional and Bluegrass Music Festival: Friday and Saturday at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg. Friday 6:30pm - 10pm. Saturday 10am - 10pm. This event is free. More info at 217-632-4000.
Art Spectacular at the Carillon: Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm at Washington Park Rees Memorial Carillon. Original fine artwork from approximately 50 artists. More info at www.carillon-rees.org
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Getting Divorced
After nine years of marriage, the comedy couple of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler is over. A rep for both actors confirmed news. The couple has two sons.
Amanda Bynes Gets Drivers License Suspended...FINALLY
Shouldn't this have happend months ago? Actress and frequent hit-and-run driver Amanda Bynes finally had her license suspended by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, according to the "Los Angeles Times." She was formally charged with two hit-and-runs this week from incidents in April and August. There's also a pending DUI charge from April.
Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Doublas To Write Memoir
She's a gold medalist, and soon she'll be an author. Gabby Douglas, winner of the women's all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the London Olympics this summer, is going to share her life story in a book titled "Grace, Gold, and Glory, My Leap of Faith." The book should be out in December.
Khloe Kardashian to Host "X-Factor?"
TMZ is reporting Khole Kardashian is the front-runner to become the next host of "X-Factor." They cite sources "intimately connected to the show" as saying she's "generally considered the best of the entire pack of host wannabes." They'll need to make a decision soon. The live shows start in October on FOX.