Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-10

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-10

A listing of special events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.


The University of Illinois bands are a beloved institution in Champaign-Urbana. Here is what they are doing this weekend:

Saturday: 7 p.m.: Orange Band at Illini volleyball match against Indiana, Huff Hall

Sunday: 3 p.m.: Orange & Blue Band at Illini men's basketball exhibition against West Chester, Assembly Hall

Visit bands.illinois.edu for more information.

This weekend

Kris Kringle Treasures Craft Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Georgetown Community Center, 220 E. West St., Georgetown. Held by Georgetown Ladies Community Club during the first weekend of the townwide Holiday Gathering.

32nd annual Chris Cringle Arts and Crafts Show. 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Presented by Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists. Show features 150 booths of handcrafted items on three levels. Quilt raffle, door prizes and refreshment stands. $5 admission (free parking); children 6 and younger free. Turn in admission ticket for five free door prize tickets at the IHDA booth. http://www.ihda.us.

Central States Finals Rodeo. Nov. 2 to 4, Gordyville USA Auction Arena, 2205 County Road 3000 N (half-mile west of Gifford on U.S. 136). Performances, 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3; trade show and food vendors open, 6 p.m. Rodeo, 2 p.m. Nov. 4; doors open, noon. "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" in support of breast cancer awareness, Saturday evening. Dances after the rodeo Nov. 2 and 3 with music by Black N Blue Band. 568-7177, http://www.gordyvilleusa.com.

Shop for a Cure. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Mahomet-Seymour High School Fieldhouse, 302 W. State St., Mahomet. More than 35 vendors to meet holiday shopping needs. Lunch available to purchase. Child supervision for a donation. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Free admission.

Second annual Christmas Expo. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Woodlawn Country Club, 901 E. Richardson, Farmer City. More than 25 vendors in one spot. msv101985@yahoo.com.

The 19th District American Legion Auxiliary's Wine Tasting and Beer Fest. 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Mattoon American Legion Post, 1903 Maple St., Mattoon. Along with three wineries will be many vendors. Food available for sale.

'The Wedding Reception.' 7:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 3, Stone Creek Golf Club, Urbana. Fundraiser for the newly formed Stone Soup Theater Company. A full wedding reception with gifts, a dollar dance, cake and special guest, Champaign Mayor Don Gerard. Anyone in wedding attire will be entered to win prizes. $50; $90 per couple. Register by sending a check made out to Stone Soup Theater Company to Prue Runkle, 807 W. Clark St., Champaign, IL 61820. 356-0632.

Champaign-Urbana Coin and Currency Club Annual Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Urbana Civic Center, 108 Water St. More than 20 dealers offering a variety of coins from ancients to modern U.S. commemoratives. Free admission. 840-2526.

Thanksgiving at the Cabin. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Forest Glen Preserve, Homestead Cabin, 7 miles east of Westville. The Vermilion County Conservation District demonstrates hearth cooking of traditional Thanksgiving Day foods. Recipes will be shared. 662-2142, http://www.vccd.org, asteeples@vccd.org.

Next week

Holiday Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 10 through Dec. 15, inside of Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana. Crafts and edibles from local vendors.

Craft-League of Champaign-Urbana's 30th annual Art Fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St. Original artwork for sale, including ceramics, jewelry, fiber, batik, photography, glass, woodworking, painting, printmaking, basketry, sculpture and mixed media. Free admission. http://www.craftleagueofcu.org.

Annual Mansfield Christmas Craft Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, Piatt County Volunteer Firehouse, Mansfield. More than 15 crafters offering unique, affordable, handmade crafts. 355-1090.

Festival of Trees. "Share the Joy," 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 10, noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15; David S. Palmer Arena, Danville. Outdoor lighted display, themed trees and festival showcases, gallery of wreaths, stuffed animal tree, Elfin Gingerbread Village at the front entrance, I Sing the Body Electric Festival Showcase, entertainment and children's area. Blood drive, Nov. 10; donate and be admitted free. Family Day, Nov. 11; children, veterans and military personnel admitted free. Night of Lights parade, Nov. 15; free admission with a nonperishable food donation. General admission, $2-$5; under age 2, free; family pack, $30. 442-6583.


This weekend

'The Versatile Gene Hackman.' Embarras Valley Film Festival, honoring Gene Hackman, continues Nov. 1 to 3. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Film screenings and related events. Movies: "Bonnie and Clyde" (R, 1967), 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Lecture Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center; "Unforgiven" (R, 1992), 7 p.m., and "The Royal Tenenbaums" (R, 2001), 10 p.m., both Nov. 2 at The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center; "Hoosiers" (PG, 1986), 2 p.m. Nov. 3, Atrium, Tarble Arts Center, and "The French Connection" (R, 1972), 7 p.m. Nov. 3, The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center. Free. kmorice@eiu.edu, http://www.eiu.edu/~evff\.

Global Lens Film Series. "The Finger" (El Dedo), 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Parkland College, Room C118, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Sergio Teubal (Argentina, 2011). 93 minutes. Spanish, with English subtitles. Presented by Parkland Art Gallery. Film and popcorn are free. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu/.

Into the West Film Series. Episode II: "Manifest Destiny," 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4; and Episode III: "Dreams & Schemes," 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5; Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St., U. In celebration of the 2012 National Native American Heritage Month.

Next week

Global Lens Film Series. "Toll Booth," (Gise Memuru), 7 p.m. Nov. 7, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Directed by Tolga Karaelik (Turkey, 2010), 96 minutes. Turkish, with English subtitles. Free. http://www.universityymca.org/globallens


This weekend

The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring Seybert Jazz Trio, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Nov. 1, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music: Austin Seybert, jazz trombone, Erik Swanson, guitar, and Katie Blomarz, upright bass.

Krannert Uncorked. With Resonation Station (traditional and pop), 5 p.m. Nov. 1, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free.

Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival. Nov. 1 to 3, various venues in Urbana, including the IMC, Buvons, The Iron Post, The Rose Bowl, Heartland Gallery and Black Rock Pizza. http://www.folkandroots.org.

Pacifica Quartet with Menahem Pressler, piano. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$28. 333-6280.

Sinfonia da Camera. "No-Holds-Barred Beethoven," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. With pianist Ian Hobson, vocalists Ollie Watts Davis, Viktoria Vizin, Humberto Rivera and Ricardo Herrera, with the UI Chorale and Oratorio Society. Tickets $5-$33. 333-6280.

Rose Duffy. Piper's Hut Concert, 9 p.m. Nov. 2, Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. This concert is in partnership with the C-U Folk and Roots Festival. Tickets available only at the venue before the start of the show, while supplies last.

Bement Country Opry Band. Featuring guest Una Belle Wertz, 8 p.m. Nov. 2, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Tickets $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.

C-U Folk & Roots Festival: The Magic of Storytelling (and More!). 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3, the Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, ground floor, 210 W. Green St. Michael Powers, 9:30 a.m.; Puppetalooza! with Miriam Larson, 10 a.m.; Grass Roots Revival, 10:45 a.m.; storytelling with Hal Southern and Camille Born, 11:30 a.m.; storytelling with Mike Anderson, 12:30 p.m.; storytelling with Elaine Bearden and Kathe Brinkmann, 1:30 p.m.; storytelling with Sue Searing and Kim Sheahan, 2 p.m.; Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra, 2:45 p.m.; Fiddle Tunes for Guitar Workshop with Robbie Fulks, 4 p.m.

C-U Folk & Roots Festival: The Sound of Folk & Roots Music. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3, Urbana Free Library, Busey-Mills Reading Room, first floor, 210 W. Green St. All Jump Up!, 10:30 a.m.; Donnybrook with Jay and Pat Landers, 11:45 a.m.; singalong with Mr. Stephens, 1 p.m.; David Howie, 2 p.m.; Carl Sandburg: Music of the People, Voice of the People, 3 p.m.

Illinois State Music Teachers Association: Premiere of Composer Commissioning Program. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. This free concert presents the premiere of a work from the Composer Commissioning Program. 333-6280.

The Chorale. Celebration of Life Concert, "A World of Tune — Music of the Spheres," 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Free. Donations to The Chorale's scholarship fund accepted. http://www.thechorale.org.

'Lee Haw.' Featuring WEEK-TV's Lee Hall, 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Adults $10; children 12 and younger, free. Sandwiches, pies and drinks sold.

Illinois State Music Teachers Association Faculty Showcase Recital. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Faculty members from the UI School of Music present this free recital. 333-6280.

In Concert at CPL: The Aduro Trio. 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 4, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. C-U-based chamber music ensemble. 403-2070, http://www.champaign.org.

Next week

MMG Tour. Featuring The Boss, Rick Ro$$, also starring Meek Mill and Wale, with special guest Machine Gun Kelly and hosted by DJ Khaled, 7 p.m. Nov. 5, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $29.75-$69.75. 333-5000.

Philharmonia Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$53. 333-6280.

Gunny Sack Revue. 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Yoder Center on Illinois 133, Arthur. Listen to bluegrass and gospel music. Bring an instrument and join in. 800-722-6474, http://www.arthurfestivals.com.

Classical music recital. Featuring John Dee, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Dee is Bill A. Nugent Endowed Professor of Music Performance and professor of oboe at the UI. Also featuring Cara Chowning, piano; Maureen Murchie, violin; Kim Uwate, viola; and Ben Hayek, cello.

The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring Davion Williams, tenor, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Nov. 8, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

UI Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Hobson is joined by William Heiles on piano. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280, 244-4350.

Bement Country Opry Band. Featuring guest Terry Smith, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Tickets $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.

Keshena Watson Voice Recital. 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 10, Smith Hall, 805 S. Matthews Ave. U. Reception to follow at Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St., U. In celebration of the 2012 National Native American Heritage Month.

Marvin Lee's Country Opry Show. Band with guest, Lauren Wadley, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Gifford Community Building. Old country music. 493-4177.

UI Varsity Men's Glee Club. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.


This weekend

Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, through Dec. 13, Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U. Except Nov. 22. Swing-era dances such as East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Charleston. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No special shoes or dress required. Free. http://www.cu-swing.org/dances, questions@cu-swing.org.

Regent Ballroom public dance. Social ballroom dancing, 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday, through Dec. 14, Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Mix of ballroom and Latin music. Singles and couples welcome. $9 at the door. 359-5333, http://www.regentballroom.com.

Tango at KAM. Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 3, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Live music by Tangotta. 333-1861.

Danville Area Super Singles and Couples Dance. 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 8 Pine St., Danville. Music by Mike's DJ and Karaoke Service. Bring a snack to share and $5 for the DJ. 759-7872, 267-3601.

Belly Boo 2012. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, Highdive, 51 E. Main St., C. Doors open, 6 p.m. Pangaea Dance presents an annual all-belly-dance breast cancer fundraiser to honor Halloween and to support the annual event Bellies for Life. Proceeds donated to breast cancer organization Network of Strength. $7 with a costume, $7 with student ID, regular price $10. http://pangaea.fatcow.com.

Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands.

Urbana Country Dancers contra dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 3, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Too Old To Be Controlled. Scott Meyer, caller. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. http://www.urbana-contra.org.

Performing arts

This weekend

Chat 'n Chew "Choctaw Storytelling." By Greg Rodgers (Choctaw), noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 2, Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St., U. In celebration of the 2012 National Native American Heritage Month.

Champaign-Urbana's Dancing with the Stars. Benefit for Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, 7 to 11:30 p.m. Nov. 2, The Refinery, 2302 W. John St., C. C-U celebrities dance with professional dancers from the Regent Ballroom. A sit-down dinner by Michaels' Catering. Tony Clements, Mike Namoff and Leslie Hartman will judge the event and provide humorous commentary. 403-4410, 403-4409.

Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 2-30, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. Participate or just watch. $3. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

Boneyard Morris Dance Group. 7:15 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, Urbana. Traditional dance from England.

'Compost Q: Improvisation — Composition — Dance.' 2 to 2:45 p.m. Nov. 4, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Performers: Dorothy Martirano, violin; Yu-Chen Wang, gu zheng/Chinese zither; Chris Reyman, accordion; Erik Lund, trombone; Armand Beaudoin, bass; Kirstie Simson, dance; and Tamin Totzke, dance. 367-4405.

Next week

Taino Cultural Performance. With Joanne Morales (Taino), 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Illini Union Courtyard Cafe, 1401 W. Green St., U. In celebration of the 2012 National Native American Heritage Month.

SPEAK Cafe. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. An open-mic space for hip-hop, activism and black power expression. 333-1861.

November Dance. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 and 10, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$17. 333-6280.


This weekend

'Arms and the Man.' Red Mask Players Inc., 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3, 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. Nov. 11; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets $10-$15. 442-5858, redmaskplayers@hotmail.com.

'Beauty and the Beast.' Westville Drama Club, 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4; Westville High School old gym. Tickets: adults, $7; students and seniors, $5; available at the main office at the school.

'Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story.' 2 and 8 p.m.Nov. 2, 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. Nov. 4; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50.728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.

'A Gospel Gathering.' 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4; Country Theatre Workshop, Cissna Park. Fundraiser for the CTW Building Fund. Presented by Country Theatre Workshop with A Natural High. Tickets $12. Three winners at each performance will win dinner for four at Beulah's, Cissna Park, on Dec. 6. Raffle tickets, one for $5, three for $10, seven for $20. 815-457-2626.

'Hamlet.' The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. Nov. 1-4, 7-11 and 14-17; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000.

'The Importance of Being Earnest.' The New Revels Players, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2; Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St.,U. Tickets $5. 309-229-0258, 815-409-8527.

'Merely Players.' Parkland Theatre's 22nd annual student production, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 to 3 and 3 p.m. Nov. 4; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets: dessert theater, Nov. 1, 3 and 4, $10; dinner theater, Nov. 2, $25. http://www.parkland.edu/theatre, 351-2528.

'Move Over, Mrs. Markham.' Continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, Nov. 1-11; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Adult comedy. Tickets $32-$36 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.

'Ragtime The Musical!' Champaign Central High School, continues 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 2 and 3 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4; Central High School, Decker Theatre, 610 W. University Ave., C.

'Red, Riding Through the Woods.' Danville Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines, 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Bremer Theater, Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville. Spoof of the old fairy tale "Red Riding Hood" with a little twist at the end. Tickets $10; available at the door or in advance, 260-5302.

Next week

'Chicago — The Musical.' Urbana High School Theatre Department, 7 p.m. Nov. 7-10 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11; Urbana High School Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St., U. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Tickets $10. tbroeker@usd116.org, 384-3505.

'The Dining Room.' Unity High School Drama, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10; Unity High School, auditorium, Tolono. $6. 485-6230.

'Florencia en el Amazonas.' School of Music Opera Program Series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 to 10 and 3 p.m. Nov. 11; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$26. Libretto, 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, Krannert Room; $6.50. 333-6280.

'Holka Polka.' 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10; Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Presented by Tri-County Players' Children's Theatre Workshop. Tickets $5. 579-1099, 493-2411. http://www.marketstreettheatre.com.

'SITI Company: Cafe Variations.' 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Tickets $10-$25. 333-6280.

'Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus!' Rantoul Theatre Group, 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18; Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., Rantoul. Tickets $7-$10. 892-1121, http://www.rtgonline.org.

Farms / markets

Market at the Square. 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Nov. 3, corner of Illinois and Vine streets, parking lot of Lincoln Square Village, downtown Urbana. Variety of made-in-Illinois goods. Rain or shine.


This weekend

The Bluebird Trail. 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Urbana Free Library Auditorium, 210 W. Green St. Champaign County Audubon Society. Jim Smith will lead a talk on the development and maintenance of bluebird trails and habitat in Champaign and Vermilion counties. http://www.champaigncountyaudubon.org.

Observatory Open House. 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2, UI Campus Observatory, 901 S. Mathews Ave., U. Join the Astronomical Society at UI for its monthly open house. No meeting if it is cloudy. uias@illinois.edu.

Second annual 5K Zombie Chase. Registration 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3, near the start line between the Education Building and the Natural Resources Building just off the south quad off East Peabody Drive on the UI campus, Urbana. Presented by the Wildlife Society. Race at 10 a.m. $25. Sign-up at https://sites.google.com/site/illinois5kzombiechase/home.

19th annual 5K Road Race for Animals. Race kicks off, 8 a.m. Nov. 3, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Sponsored by Omega Tau Sigma, veterinary fraternity at the UI. Runners and walkers welcome with or without pets. Registration fee $20 before Nov. 3; $25, race day. Proceeds benefit A Pet's Place and the UI Wildlife Medical Clinic. vetmed.illinois.edu/ots/roadrace, illinoisots@gmail.com.

Rattlesnake Master "Run for the Prairie" 10K/5K Run, 5K Walk. 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 4, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Event benefits Grand Prairie Friends. Pre-registration forms at active.com or at grandprairiefriends.com. Race-day registration, 8 a.m. at Meadowbrook Park's Race Street parking lot.

Next week

'Growing Up Wild: Camouflage — Nature's Disguise.' 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 6, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Explore life hiding in the forest through games, activities, crafts, a short hike and more. Register by Nov. 2. 896-2455, shampson@ccfpd.org.


Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill. "58th Annual Fall Juried Exhibition," through Nov. 9. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. 466-8130, http://www.parisartcenter.com.

Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," "Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography," "Fields of Indigo: Installation by Rowland Ricketts with Sound by Norbert Herber," "Fashioning Traditions of Japan," "Expressions in Color: Selections from the Museum's 20th-Century Collection" and "Egungun! Power Concealed." All through Dec. 30. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission free, but $3 donation suggested. 333-1860, http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St. "Genome Day," 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 3. Learn about genomes, genes, DNA and evolution. Exhibits and activities designed to present the energy use and production, environment, health and fundamental research at the Institute for Genomic Biology in an approachable manner for all ages. Free. http://www.igb.illinois.edu.

Spurlock Museum. 600 S. Gregory St., U. "A World of Shoes," through Feb. 10, 2013. "John Philip Sousa's 1912 Victor Recording Sessions," through July 15, 2013. "A Divided Musical Affair: Arthur Endres Kraeckmann's Love Letters to Mabel Roeher," through July 29, 2013. Five permanent galleries, featuring the cultures of the world. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free, suggested donation $3. 333-2360, http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu.

For a longer list of museums in East Central Illinois, go to http://www.news-gazette.com/calendar.


Asian American Cultural Center. 1210 W. Nevada St., U. "The Spirit of Brush & Ink," Chinese calligraphy exhibit by Jason Jianjun Xing, ends Nov. 2. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-9300, go.illinois.edu/aacc.

Cafe Kopi. 109 N. Walnut St., C. "Tandem: Bicycles and Artwork Poster Show & Sale," bicycle-inspired poster works of art by designers and artists at Tandem. Displayed through mid-November. Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight daily. http://www.tandemcu.org, http://www.facebook.com/TandemBicyclesAndArtwork.

Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Beside the Point: An Exploration in Architecture and Identity Paintings by Morgan Craig," ends Nov. 3. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.

Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "Beyond The Afterglow: Recent Paintings by Justin Henry Miller," ends Nov. 4, Brainard Gallery. "Carmon Colangelo: iM here," through Nov. 18; presented in cooperation with Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis. "2012 Art Faculty Exhibition," through Dec. 2, Main Galleries. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, holidays. 581-2787.

UI Library. 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U. "Veterans Day 2012 Library Exhibit," opens Nov. 1, through Nov. 30, Main Library's north-south corridor (first floor). The library's annual Book and Print Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1, Marshall Gallery. "Theatre of the Air: Chicago's WGN Radio Series 1940-1956," opens Nov. 1, through Nov. 30, Marshall Gallery, Main Library. Main Library building hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday. "Wealth of Notions: Economists in Conflict," through Dec. 14, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 346 Library. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-3777, http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/.


Amara Yoga and Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, Vine Street, Urbana. "Handmade Paper + Work" by Robert Chapman, Steve Kostell and Charles Wisseman, through Nov. 15. Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. 417-2591, info@amarayoga.com.

Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. "Flights of Fancy," studio furniture by Urbana artist Thomas Skaggs; paintings by St. Louis artists Grace Lin and James Wu; through Nov. 24. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 367-3711 http://www.cinemagallery.cc.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Jim Graham: Fishing for Queens and Things," through Nov. 27. "A Bespoke Generation," explores historical costumes from the University of Illinois, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts collection, opens Nov. 9, through Nov. 21. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Hours: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. http://www.indi-go-art.com.

Kalarte Gallery. Inside Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. "Masks V," fifth annual exhibit and sale of masks from around the world, through Nov. 24. The exhibit also includes figures related to the Mexican Day of the Dead festival of Nov. 2. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. http://kalarte.com or email kalarte2@kalarte.com.

Red House Gallery. 315 W. Washington St., Monticello. Featuring photographs by Michael Holtz. Other artists periodically. Nov. 3 through Dec. 21, 2013. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays of each month or by appointment. 762-8248. http://www.redhousegallery.net.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards. 3.5 miles south of Oakwood off I-74 at Exit 206, Fairmount. "Pheasants Forever" show, ends Nov. 3; auction at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. 733-0330, http://www.sleepycreekvineyards.com.