Entertainment listings, Nov. 29-Dec. 6
A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.
Lightworks. 5 p.m. daily, Nov. 29 through Dec. 26, Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Ave., Mattoon. Park lights up for the holidays, with many animated displays. Free; donations accepted. http://www.mattoon.illinois.gov, 800-500-6286.
Holiday Lights at Bunker Hill. 5 to 8 p.m. daily, Nov. 29 through Dec. 31, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, 22296-A Henning Road, Danville. 442-1691.
Eastern Illinois University's 26th annual Holiday Art Sale. 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1, Room 1910, Doudna Fine Arts Center, one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Handmade items, including ceramic dishes, jewelry and toy trains. Refreshments available. 581-3410.
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana's 17th annual Festival of Trees. 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2; Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. The tree room will glow with the lights of the numerous trees and wreaths. Public admission $3-$5; children 3 and younger, free. Admission can be purchased at the door.
Candlelight tours. "Images of Christmas," 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 30 to Dec. 28, C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton. The mansion will be decorated for the holidays. Entertainment during candlelight tours. People in period dress and demonstrations. Admission: $3, adults; $1, ages 12-18. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 935-6066.
Holiday Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 1 to 15, inside Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Crafts and edibles from local vendors.
VFW Post 5520 Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1, VFW Post 5520, 609 Edgebrook Drive, C. All vendors welcome. $10 registration fee. All donations go to the VA. 356-2984 or 390-4075.
Christmas in Homer. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1, Village Hall, 500 E. Second St. and downtown Homer. Sponsored by Homer Community Improvement Association. Cookie walk, craft vendors, Christmas Tree Lane, lunch and visit Santa at the Village Hall. Then head downtown for a snack or to do shopping. 714-1607.
Crisis Nursery's 20th annual Children's Holiday Shop. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1, noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3; Lincoln Square, Urbana. Allows children through age 12 to do their own shopping for families and friends. Volunteers help children pick out presents, all priced between $2 and $8, while parents wait. Fundraiser for the nursery. http://www.crisisnursery.net.
Paxton Business Open House and Community Christmas Singalong. Dec. 2, downtown. Savings at businesses, holiday entertainment and refreshments, noon to 4 p.m. Children can talk to Santa. Community Christmas Singalong, 4 p.m., Market Street Theater. Refreshments. 379-4245.
LeRoy Christmas parade. 2 p.m. Dec. 2, starting at LeRoy High School, corner of Mill and Center streets. Theme, "All I Want for Christmas." 309-962-9983.
Downtown Danville's 'A Winter's Gathering.' 10 a.m. Dec. 7 and 8, downtown Danville. Sales and special activities both days. Dec. 7: "Downtown with the Dashers," fun and prizes at Danville Dashers hockey game vs. Cape Cod, 7 p.m., David S. Palmer Arena. Dec. 8: The third annual Holiday Open House, featuring a variety of vendors, at The Heron. http://www.downtowndanville.org.
Visit Bement. Dec. 8, Bement. Pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m. at Bement United Methodist Church. Food, craft and gift vendors, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bement Schools. House walk, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., south east of Bement at 746 North 1225 East Road; over 100 North Pole displays, bake sale, craft items, refreshments, gift wrapping; $5. Petals and Porch Posts open house, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Tea and Story Reading, 10, 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m., Historic Bryant House; reservations, 678-8184. Christmas parade, 1 p.m. Visit with Santa after parade at Bement Schools. Luminaria light up, after 5 p.m., City Park (Veterans Park). Bryant Cottage State Historic Site open house, 5 to 7 p.m., with period music and horse-and-carriage rides around illuminated City Park. http://www.bement.com.
Fischer Theatre holiday. Celebration of its 100-year anniversary, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Fischer Theatre, Danville. Coinciding with Downtown Danville's "A Winter's Gathering." On-the-hour tours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a short performance on stage. Retro soda tastings, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $5 for 12 samples. Bake sale. A cappella singing by the Danville Barbershop Chorus in the new Arts and Entertainment Museum in the lobby. Visit Santa, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. http://www.fischertheatre.com.
Christmas in Paris. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Eagle Ridge Country Club, 928 Clinton Road, and select homes, Paris, Ill. Mistletoe Marketplace includes lunch and shopping, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the country club; $10. Christmas House Walk, 3 to 7 p.m., featuring beautifully decorated homes; tickets $10. All proceeds benefit Altrusa International Inc. of Paris literacy projects and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Edgar County. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 385-2400.
Homer for the Holidays. 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Natural approach to creating unique holiday gifts. Stations will be set up for children to make, wrap and take home gifts and ornaments for families and friends. Help create treats to decorate the trees outside the Interpretive Center as a gift to the wildlife that call this preserve home. Free. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Lens Film Series. "Mourning" (Soog), 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Parkland College, Room C118, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Morteza Farshbaf (Iran, 2011). 85 minutes. Persian, with English subtitles. Presented by Parkland Art Gallery. Film and popcorn are free. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.
Film. "Children of Heaven," 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. In celebration of the exhibit "A World of Shoes." The touching story of a poor brother and sister who find themselves sharing a pair of shoes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118849, 244-3355.
Music and spaghetti supper. Nov. 29, commons room, St. Joseph-Ogden High School, St. Joseph. All proceeds to benefit the SJ-O Fine Arts Department. Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $4-$6; at the door or 469-2332, ext. 133.
UI University Band and UI Campus Band. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Seventh annual St. Thomas More Madrigal Dinner. 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, the High School of St. Thomas More, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C. Journey back in time to visit the royal court for a special holiday dinner, accompanied by musical and dramatic entertainment from St. Thomas More Music and Drama. King's Table, $35; Nobility, $25. Register by Nov. 28. 819-5721, email@example.com.
The Story Tour 2012 — A Christmas Celebration. Featuring a full choir and orchestra, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30, University of Illinois Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Presented by World Vision. Christmas carols as well as a musical journey from Genesis to Revelation. 866-455-4641, http://uofiassemblyhall.com.
UI Harding Symphonic Band and UI Hindsley Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. Featuring guest Chris Krause, 8 p.m. Nov. 30, 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.
Marvin Lee's Country Opry Christmas show. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Gifford Community Building. With Lauren Wadley and a stage full of entertainers. Music to range from country to Christmas songs.
The Back Paiges. With guest appearance by Don Burns, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Admission: adults, $10; children 12 and younger, free. Pork chop sandwiches, chips, pies, desserts sold. 388-2853.
Ninety Miles, featuring Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton and David Sanchez. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$38. 333-6280.
Afterglow: Ark Ovrutski Quintet featuring Chip McNeill and Tito Carrillo. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Parkland winter concerts. Parkland Pops choral ensemble, "Disney Songs," 1 p.m. Dec. 2, and Parkland Community Orchestra and Parkland Wind Ensemble, "Parkland Holiday," 3 p.m. Dec. 2; both at Parkland Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Free.
Musical tribute to John Denver and Dan Fogelberg. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Steve Rodman's band, plus Doc Ashton, Mark Lindvall, Erin Halls, Chris Taylor, Brian Chrisman, Katie Koebrich, DHS Orchestra instructor Andi Tarquini, North Ridge Middle School band instructor Sammi Eriks and others. Artists who performed with Denver and Fogelberg will make guest appearances. Fundraiser for Provena's Regional Cancer Center. Tickets $15 at the door; or in advance through the David S. Palmer Arena box office in person, at 877-772-5425 or at http://www.palmerarena.com.
Philo Country Music Show. 3 p.m. Dec. 2, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 803 Madison St., Philo. Local country music talent showcased in a Branson-style, family-oriented live music stage show. Hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Special guests: Michele Osterbur Smith and Gene Bray. Band members and other entertainers: Logan Kirby, Dyke Corson, Dave Ohllson, Jesse Francis, Clem and Rigsby. Admission $8; children 12 and younger, free. Concessions. 274-3888.
Coles County Chorus 38th annual Christmas Benefit Concerts. Dec. 2; 3 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 Fourth St., Charleston; and 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 10 Charleston Avenue East, Mattoon. Sacred and secular music presented by the chorus. Four local quartets will perform, as well as a mixed ensemble. Admission is free; freewill offering will be donated to area food pantry and homeless shelter programs.
UI Philharmonia. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Combo Concert I. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Trombone Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Krannert Uncorked with Los Guapos, Afro-Cuban jazz. 5 p.m. Dec. 6, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Parkland In Your Ear Big Band and Parkland Concert Band. 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Parkland Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Free.
'People Who Live In Glass Houses.' Featuring the UI Wind Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Vocal Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
3 Doors Down, Daughtry with Southern California Rockers P.O.D. 7 p.m. Dec. 7, UI Assembly Hall Star Theatre, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets are $55, $49.50 and $39.50; $5 UI student discount. Additional fees apply. 333-5000.
The African Francophone Choir. 7 p.m. Dec. 7, KAM Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. With Yamfu Nlandu, choir director, accompanied by live band. 333-1860.
UI Concert Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. Featuring guests, Kim Biehl and Paul Stancil, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 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.
Rantoul Township High School Band. Dec. 8, Barnes & Noble, 65 E. Marketview Drive, C. Rantoul Township High School Booster Club Book Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music by the band, noon to 2 p.m. Mention the book fair ID #10947539 at time of purchase and up to 20 percent of your purchase will go to the booster club. 355-2045.
UI Jazz Saxophone Ensemble and UI Jazz Guitar Ensemble. 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Central High School Madrigal Dinner. 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9, Champaign Central, 610 W. University Ave. Music, dinner, wassail, boars' heads, kings and queens, lords and ladies, jesters and other trappings of pre-Enlightenment Europe. Dinner tickets must be reserved by Dec. 5, but you can show up at the door for wassail and music. http://www.maroons.org/madrigals.
Music by Woody Pines. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. Everything from early 20th-century acoustic blues and rockabilly to the sounds of the White Stripes and The Black Keys, and even some hip-hop vibes. $12; $10, groups of six or more. 733-0330.
UI Jazz Band II. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Darin Gray. With opening duo, Johnny Ridenour and Jason Finkleman, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. Tickets $5-$10. http://www.indi-go-art.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 898-4646.
Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 13, Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U. 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, email@example.com.
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana's Daddy-Daughter Dance. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Festival of Trees, themed this year as a "Fairy Garden Party." Dessert served; lots of dancing and other activities scheduled. Tickets $20 per person. http://www.juniorleaguecu.org.
Regent Ballroom public dance. Social ballroom dancing, 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday, through Dec. 21, Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Holiday dance, Dec. 14. Last dance this year, Dec. 21. Mix of ballroom and Latin music. Singles and couples welcome. $9 at the door. 359-5333, http://www.regentballroom.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. Dec. 1, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Tune Mountain Boys. Gail Hintze, caller. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Two-step lesson and Cajun dance led by Matt Turino, 6:45 p.m. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. http://www.urbana-contra.org.
English country dancing. 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages welcome. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. Admission $2. 359-8225, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urbana Country Dancers contra dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 7, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Too Old To Be Controlled. John and Kathy Coffman, callers. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. http://www.urbana-contra.org.
'The Nutcracker.' Champaign Urbana Ballet and Sinfonia da Camera, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $19-$38. 333-6280, 244-4350, email@example.com.
Storytelling benefit concert. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 W. Green St., U. Heartwarming stories from Champaign-Urbana Storytelling Guild members to benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Suggested donation, $10. Information: 337-5590, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magic with J.R. Thomas. 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C. For school-age kids. Prepare to be amazed by the sleight-of-hand tricks of local magician J.R. Thomas.
VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Series showcases readings by fiction writers and poets from the creative writing master of fine arts program. 333-1861.
Dance at Illinois presents 'Perspectives.' Featuring new works choreographed and performed by the bachelor of fine arts candidates, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8, Dance Rehearsal Krannert, Krannert Center, Urbana. Admission is free. The dance for the camera, "A Flower Doesn't Keep You Warm," will be presented on Dec. 9. Time and location to be announced. Free. Produced by the senior class.
Shoes Stories. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, U. In celebration of the exhibit "A World of Shoes," storyteller Kim Sheahan will offer two concerts of multicultural folk tales highlighting footwear. From "Cinderella" to "Puss-in-Boots." Free.
COLAB Interdisciplinary Performances. 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Collaborative laboratory for musicians, dancers and engineers, featuring a concert of collective improvisations, compositions and choreography. 333-1861.
'Annie Jr.' Champaign Park District Youth Theatre, 7 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1; Clif Aldridge Auditorium, Centennial High School, 913 Crescent Drive, C. Tickets $8; available at Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Road, C, or http://www.thevirginia.org.
'Bedroom Farce.' Continues 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2; Creative Dramatics Workshop, 400 E. Byron St., Sidney. Tickets $5. 688-2395.
'Independence.' The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, Dec. 5 to 9 and Dec. 12 to 15; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas.' Holiday puppet show, The Button Nose Players, 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. Tickets $8. 345-2287, http://www.charlestonalleytheatre.com.
Red Mask Christmas production. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Three short plays, "Santa's Clara," "Balls" and "A Seussified Christmas Carol." Admission $10.
Howl of the Coyote: A Moonlight Hike. 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Sangamon River Forest Preserve, 2797 County Road 600 E., Fisher. Guest presenter Lisa Braddock, local Corps of Discovery member and Master Naturalist. $2. Registration required. 896-2455.
Polar Paws 5K and 10K Run/Walk. 10 a.m. Dec. 1, Centennial Park, Champaign. Check-in and on-site registration, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Dogs and owners decide on race day to run 5K (one lap) or 10K (two laps). Fee $10-$15, covers one human and one dog. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.
Stewardship Saturday: Busey Woods.9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 8. Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Remove invasive plants, plant native trees and flowers, and help with cleanup and trail work. Tools, gloves, instructions andrefreshments provided. Call in advance to say you're coming. 384-4062.
Champaign County Historical Museum. In the Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C. In addition to regular exhibits, Victorian Holiday events Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16, featuring foods and exhibits from the Victorian era. Prepared by University Laboratory High School students. Free; donations welcome. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 356-1010, http://www.champaignmuseum.org, email@example.com.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Kids@Krannert, hands-on fun for ages 3-8, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2; variety of art projects, family tours, demonstrations and other events. 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.
Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 600 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. "To Grandmother's House We Go," 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Annual Christmas program. Nine stations available for children to make, wrap and take home presents and ornaments. Storyteller Kim Sheahan will offer holiday stories, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 586-2612.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. Snow Globe Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 1-22. A winter wonderland inside the theater's own snow globe. Bring a wish list for Santa. Hot chocolate, treats and crafts. $5 admission starting at 6:30 p.m. $6 members, $8 nonmembers. 352-5895.
Vermilion County War Museum. 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Dec. 8: 1 p.m., "Glider Infantryman: Behind Enemy Lines in WWII," book signing and talk about the 101st Airborne Division and its action from D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, by Kevin Young; 2 p.m., "Pearl Harbor Attack," a talk by Adam Troxell, plus video.
Alice Campbell Alumni Center. 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U. "Inside India" by Larry Kanfer, through Dec. 20. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional photos of this collection can be viewed at the Larry Kanfer Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. 398-2000, 800-852-6337, http://www.kanfer.com.
UI Library. 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U. "Veterans Day 2012 Library Exhibit," ends Nov. 30, Main Library's north-south corridor (first floor). "Theatre of the Air: Chicago's WGN Radio Series 1940-1956," ends Nov. 30, Marshall Gallery, Main Library. 333-3777, http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/.
University YMCA. Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright, C. "Art for Empowerment: Healing Through Art," through Dec. 14. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. http://www.universityymca.org/art.
Urbana Civic Center. 108 E. Water St., U. Exhibit of works by Rick Larimore, wood sculptor, and Jason Lindsey, photographer, opens with a reception, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2, through Dec. 6. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. 493-4634.
Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. "Canis Familiaris," artwork about animals, especially dogs, by Knut Bauer, Joan Stolz, Maria Lux, Susan Smith, Peggy Shaw, Lyosha Svinarski, Kathyrn Fitzgerald, Miriam Martincic. Opening reception and Amara Holiday Party, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7; through Feb. 15. Hours: 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. 328-9642, http://www.amarayoga.com.
Boneyard Pottery. 403 S. Water St., C. Representational objects by Mich-ael Schwegmann, through Dec. 24. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; by chance or appointment. 355-5610.
Kalarte Gallery. Located in Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. "Holiday Gift Show of Folk Art and Crafts," Dec. 1-29. Includes items from Mexico, Guatemala, South America, Haiti, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Indonesia and West Africa (folk paintings, votive paintings on tin, retablo boxes, masks, sculptures, devotional items, jewelry and cards). Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Except 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26-29. Also open, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, 16 and 23; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 24. Closed Dec. 25. http://kalarte.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.