This Week in 417-Land

The very best things to do this weekend and beyond in 417-land. Updated every Thursday.

by Jamie Thomas

Jan 21 2021 at 8 a.m.

Bald eagle stock photo
Photo courtesy ShutterstockSpot America's mascot at Dogwood Canyon on January 23.

Many of our local businesses are offering online alternatives and additions to regular services, and they have adopted safety precautions such as capacity limitations. When you’re heading to events, please make sure to stick to the rules about physical distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing. All events are highly subject to change right now, so please make sure you double check event pages for dates and times. If you know about anything that isn’t on this page, please let us know.

This Week: January 21–28

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January 1–February 1: Med Spa Month

417 Magazine’s Medical Spa Month is the perfect time to relax, renew and refresh for the year ahead! Check the page for full info and to get tickets.

Springfield Sculpture Walk

Downtown Springfield

Sculpture Walk Springfield is currently accepting applications for new projects. If you haven’t taken a tour of the current collection of sculptures dotted around town, the beautifully bright and chilly weather forecast for this weekend (Saturday, at least) is the perfect time.

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Until January 31: Eagle Watching Tours

Dogwood Canyon, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Did you check out our blog about where to spot bald eagles? Head to Dogwood Canyon and spot some yourself, with tours available until January 31.

Until January 31: Last Chance for Free Bring-A-Friend Tickets for SDC

Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City is currently closed, but if you’re already planning to hit the rides later this year, now’s your last chance to grab a free bring-a-friend ticket. Check out all the info on season passes on the website, and grab yours before January 31.

January 22 & 23: Owl Prowl and Hot Chocolate

Lake Springfield Park and Boathouse, noon–3 p.m.

The owls are not what they seem. For one thing, they’re accompanied by some delicious hot chocolate, plus you get to meet four species of them from the Dickerson Park Zoo on this walk around Lake Springfield Park.

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January 23: Dallas Jones at Mother’s Brewing Co.

Mother's Brewing Co., 7 p.m.

Mask up and catch some live music at Mother’s Brewing Company this weekend with Dallas Jones while you sip some favorite 417-land brews.

January 29–February 14: Springfield Little Theatre presents The Sound of Music

The Landers Theatre

Springfield Little Theatre presents The Sound of Music, live on stage from January 29–February 14. Hear live renditions of “My Favorite Things”, “Do Re Mi” and the titular song in this stage performance of a classical musical that I’ve never actually seen.

January 29: Wood Burning Charcuterie Night

Wonders of Wildlife, 6–9 p.m.

Make your own charcuterie board (with some professional guidance) at Wonders of Wildlife at a Wood Burning Charcuterie Night. A drink and hors d’oeuvres are included.

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