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Get your game face on: 3 things to do this weekend

Looking for a way to keep yourself out of the cold this weekend? Here are three things going on in the greater Springfield area:

1. Madden NFL ‘18 tournament at Pixel Playground

Ready to prove to Springfield you’re the best Madden player on the block? Pixel Playground, located 1475 Upper Valley Pike near the Upper Valley Mall, may provide you the opportunity. Players will participate in a 1-on-1, bracketed, single elimination tournament to determine who’s the best around. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. Buy-in for the tournament is $10.


Enjoy the a capella sounds of 3-time Canadian JUNO Award-nominated vocalist group CADENCE tonight at the John Legend Theater in Springfield. The performance is hosted by the Springfield Arts Council and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The four-man group is known to delight audiences with their impressive instrumental imitations and vocal range. Members of the Clark State Community College’s Project Jericho, as well as the Springfield Arts Council Youth Ambassadors, will also take part in the performance. Tickets are $15-$20 and are available on the SAC website or at the door.

3. The Westcott Gala

If you have a love of architecture, spend the night in good company by attending the Westcott Gala, hosted by the Westcott House, which is set to take place at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts & Conference Center located at 275 S. Limestone Street in Springfield on Friday, Nov. 10. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy a seated dinner, live jazz music, and dancing while celebrating the architectural works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Tickets for the event are $135 for Westcott House members, $150 for non-members and $1,000 for a reserved VIP table at the event, and are available for purchase on Shopify. Attire is cocktail-only.

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