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3 things to do this weekend: Family-style artmaking, a new local novel and Swiftie trivia

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Here are 3 things to do for the weekend of Jan. 12-14, 2024, curated by WGLT's Lauren Warnecke. You can find more coverage on our Datebook - Arts & Music page or by subscribing to WGLT's Weekend Scoop email newsletter, which goes out every Friday.

Saturdays at the Station: The cold months are an ideal time for families to venture to Illinois Art Station for its cool, weekly artmaking sesh. Starting this week, admission goes up by a buck—fourth Saturdays are still free for all. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; admission $9. illinoisartstation.org.

A book signing for thrill seekers: Heartland Theatre director Rhys Lovell stops by Bobzbay Books for a meet-and-greet to sign copies of his debut novel, “Catharsis.” The self-described “techno-crime-thriller’s” central character runs a sci-fi rage room swapping unrealistic holograms with clones who fight back. Stick around for Open Mic Poetry at 4 p.m. 12-2 p.m. Saturday; free (book copies $15). bobzbay.square.site.

A Swifties-style battle of the brains: Shake off those winter blues with Taylor-inspired beertails and trivia in Destihl’s Barrel Room. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday; $5 per person, reservations required at TwinCityTrivia@gmail.com.

Lauren Warnecke is a reporter at WGLT. You can reach Lauren at lewarne@ilstu.edu.
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