Entertainment listings, Dec. 6-13

Entertainment listings, Dec. 6-13

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

Special events

This weekend

Lightworks. 5 p.m. daily, Dec. 6 through 26, Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Ave., Mattoon. Peterson Park lights up for the holidays, with many animated displays. Free, with donations accepted. http://www.mattoon.illinois.gov, 800-500-6286.

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.

Candlelight tours. "Images of Christmas," 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 7 to 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.

Christmas in Bement. Dec. 8, Bement. "Winter Wonderland," annual holiday celebration, includes a 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 School cafeteria; Christmas parade at 1 p.m.; visit with Santa after parade at Bement School; luminaria light-up after 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. House walk, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., southeast of Bement at 746 N. 1225 E Road; more than 100 North Pole displays, bake sale, craft items, refreshments, gift wrapping; $5. Holiday open house, 5 to 7 p.m. at Bryant Cottage State Historic Site, with holiday music of the period, decorated for the holidays and illuminated by candle and lamplight; and horse-and-carriage rides around illuminated City Park. Christmas tea and story reading, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m. at the Bryant House; reservations, 678-8184. http://www.bement.com.

Holiday Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 8 to 15, inside Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Crafts and edibles from local vendors.

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 members of 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. 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. mesuekc@gmail.com, rpweib1@gmail.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. 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, sdonovan@ccfpd.org.

Holiday Open House. 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, located west off Henning Road, 6 miles north of U.S. 150, Danville. All Bunker Hill Area historic buildings will be open and decorated for the holidays with the sights, sounds and smells of a simpler time. Free admission.

Danville Holiday Tour of Homes. 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9; 109 Pine St., 3802 N. Lake Blvd., 3806 N. Lake Blvd. and 1129 N. Logan Ave. Presented by Chittick Family Eye Care, Illini ATV World and the Danville Area Tour of Homes. Tickets $15, available at each home. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association and Provena Regional Cancer Center. 497-1037.

Winter Festival 2012. 4 p.m. Dec. 9, lobby, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana. Live music and decorated trees set the scene for this family-friendly celebration of the festive winter season. Free. 333-6280.

Holiday Lights at Bunker Hill. Lights displayed from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 9 through 30, plus Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, 22296-A Henning Road, Danville. 442-1691.

Next week

Opening of Candlestick Lane.Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 15, Grant Place and Eastern Drive, Urbana. Candlestick Lane will be lit from 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Christmas.


This weekend

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.


This weekend

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. "A Swingin' Holiday" concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Parkland Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Free.

University of Illinois Wind Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Foellinger Great Hall, 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, 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.

Eastern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble. Final concert of the semester, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Doudna Fine Arts Center's theater, EIU, Charleston. Joining the Jazz Ensemble will be guest saxophonist Jamey Aebersold. Tickets $5. 581-3110 or doudnatix@eiu.edu.

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.

Darin Gray. With opening duo Johnny Ridenour and Jason Finkelman, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. Tickets $5-$10. http://www.indi-go-art.com" target="_blank">http://http://www.indi-go-art.com" target="_blank">http://http://www.indi-go-art.com, indigo.coop@gmail.com, 898-4646.

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 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 High School, 610 W. University Ave. Music, dinner, wassail, boar's heads, 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.

Annual Carol Concert. 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. An exuberant tradition returns as choruses, instrumentalists and audience members join in a celebration of the winter season. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Latin Jazz Ensemble. 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Danville Symphony Orchestra. "A Golden Holiday with the Chicago Brass Quintet," 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Season tickets, $50-$90. Single tickets, $15-$30. 443-5300.

Parkland Chamber Singers and Parkland Chorus. "Sing We Now: Joyous Songs of the Season," 7 p.m. Dec. 9, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Featuring guests, the Urbana High School Honor Choirs and Vocal Chords Required. With accompanists Kristina Engberg and Sunny Choo. Free.

UI Jazz Band III. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Next week

Trey Songz. "Chapter V World Tour Presented by OOVOO & MTV JAMS," with guests RCA recording artists Miguel and The Kaleidoscope Dreams Experience, and introducing Elle Varner, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 10, UI Assembly Hall, Star Theatre Expanded, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets 333-5000.

Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Hobson, along with Claude Edrei Hobson, piano, and J. David Harris, clarinet. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280, 244-4350.

UI Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Band IV. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Combo Concert II. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Presents Josh Turner. With special guests, Easton Corbin and Katie Armiger, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $25-$40, $5 discount for Illinois students (floor seats excluded). 333-5000.

The CUSO Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra series. Evening of favorite carols, festive surprises and entertaining guest artists. Features the Central Illinois Children's Choir and local church choir singers, with solos by baritone Daniel Borup and soprano Audrey Vallance. Tickets $5-$31. 333-6280.

Cody and The Gateway Drugs. 8 p.m. Dec. 13, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. Benefit concert for Center for Women in Transition. Free admission. Bring items to donate to the center. For the list of items: http://www.indi-go-art.com indigo.coop@gmail.com, 898-4646.

Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Children. The Caengal Harp Ensemble, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Harp music and Irish dance performed by an energetic group of youth harpists from the Next Generation School, and founded by Leila Ramagopal. For families. 367-4069.

Bement Country Opry Band. Featuring guest Linda Thomas, 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 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.

Mary Auner, cello recital. 6 p.m. Dec. 15, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. Free and open to the public.

Radio Active live radio simulcast. 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 15, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. Holiday show in conjunction with WXNU-106.5 FM. Performed live in the theater and broadcast in the tradition of "Prairie Home Companion," with 20 acts, retro skits, live commercials, bands and singing. Tickets $5-$10. 815-993-6585.


This weekend

Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, Dec. 6 through 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, questions@cu-swing.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.

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, through Dec. 29, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.

Next week

Urbana Country Dancers contra dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 14, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by a community band led by Matt Turino. Bring your instrument and join band. Kristi Emilsson, callers. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. http://www.urbana-contra.org.

English Country Christmas Ball. 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 15, Illini Student Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages welcome. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. Admission $7. 359-8225, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org/xmas.html, ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

Performing arts

This weekend

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, DRK, 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.


This weekend

'A Christmas Carol.' New Revels Players, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8; Gregory Hall, Room 112, 810 S. Wright St., U. Tickets $5 at the door. 815-409-8527, 815-715-8014.

'Home for the Holidays.' Continues Dec. 6 through 31; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Performances at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon Sunday. Adult comedy. Tickets $32-$36. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.

'Independence.' The Celebration Company, continues 8 p.m. Dec. 6 to 9 and Dec. 12 to 15; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.

Red Mask Christmas production. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; Kath- ryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Three short plays, "Santa's Clara," "Balls" and "A Seussified Christmas Carol." Admission $10; no reserved seating available.

Next week

'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.' Bah Humbug Productions, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, 3 p.m. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22, and 3 p.m. Dec. 23; Parkland Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $8-$12; family rate, five for $50; obtained through Bah Humbug Productions only or at the door. 621-8276, tickets@bahhumbug.biz.

'The Littlest Angel.' Stone Soup Theater Company, 1 p.m. Dec. 14, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 15 and 1 p.m. Dec. 16; University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C. Especially appropriate for young children. 20 minutes in length followed by dessert. All tickets $5; family pack, $20. 649-9791, stonesouptickets@gmail.com.

'The Regifters.' Stone Soup Theater Company, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16; University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Desserts served at intermission. Tickets: Adults, $12; seniors and students through high school, $10; children 12 and younger, $8; family pack, $30. 649-9791, stonesouptickets@gmail.com.

'White Christmas.' ACT Theater Company, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15; Father Kirk Memorial Hall, 520 N. Wood St., Gibson City. Seating is limited. Tickets $10. 641-3000, http://www.acttheatreco.org.


This weekend

Astronomical Observatory Open House. 8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 7, UI Campus Astronomical Observatory, 901 S. Mathews Ave., U. The first Friday of every month. The university's historic telescope is used to explore the night sky. If the first Friday is too cloudy, it will be the second Friday. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. uias@illinois.edu.

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 assist with general cleanup and trail work in Busey Woods. Tools, gloves, instructions and refreshments provided. Call in advance to say you are coming. 384-4062.


Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris. "Works by the Effingham Art Guild," through Dec. 28 Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. 466-8130, http://www.parisartcenter.com.

Champaign County Historical Museum. In the historic Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C. In addition to regular museum exhibits, Victorian Holiday events, Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16, featuring holiday foods and exhibits from the Victorian era. Prepared by University Laboratory High School students. Free, but donations welcomed. Regular exhibits are in four rooms, featuring turn-of-the-century (19th-century) items, plus the Victorian Room. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open for tour groups, by appointment. No admission charge for tours, but donations welcome. 356-1010, http://www.champaignmuseum.org, director@champaignmuseum.org.

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.

Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 600 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Annual Christmas program, "To Grandmother's House We Go," 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Nine stations available for children to make, wrap and take home presents and ornaments for family and friends, and storyteller Kim Sheahan will entertain with holiday stories, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Free. "100 Discoveries: The Nature of the Grand Prairie," through Dec. 31. Permanent exhibits include "Prairie Stories," "Blacksmithing on the Prairie" and "Champaign County's Lincoln." 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. 8 to 22. A winter wonderland inside the theater's own snow globe, featuring indoor sledding, snowman making, candy cane ice hockey, snowball throwing, ice fishing and more. 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 through the Battle of the Bulge, by Kevin Young; 2 p.m., "Pearl Harbor Attack," a talk by Adam Troxell, supplemented with video.

For a longer list of area museums, go to http://www.news-gazette.com/calendar.


William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $3-$5. Closed Dec. 21, 22, 28, 29, Jan. 4 and 5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — "World of Science" lecture series. "Water in the Universe" by astronomer James B. Kaler, professor emeritus at the UI, 7 p.m. Dec. 7. $1 at the door. — Main feature: "Season of Light," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 15. — Children's feature: "Santa's Secret Star," 7 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 15. — "Tales of the Sky: A Storytelling Adventure," 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Featuring storytellers Kim Sheahan and Kim Petzing for a special program of stories called "Tales of the Sky." All seats $4.


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 photographs of this collection can also 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.

Figure One. Exhibition space of the UI School of Art + Design, 116 N. Walnut St., C. "OMG, Kittens Kittens Kittens," cat-inspired exhibition, with a 24/7 video project of kittens. Through Dec. 14. Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 333-0855, http://seefigureone.org.

Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Shift: Contemporary Photography Exhibition" by Bruce Checefsky, Dana Fritz, Richard Gray, Christa Kreeger Bowden, Joyce Lopez, Michael Sherwin, S. Gayle Stevens and Sonja Thomsen, through Feb. 2, 2013. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Dec. 22 to Jan. 6, and Jan. 21. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.

Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. "19th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois" exhibition opens Dec. 8, through Feb. 24, Main Galleries. Awards reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Atrium. 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, Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. 581-2787.

UI Library. 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U. "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/.

University YMCA. Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., 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, ends Dec. 6. Works will be available for sale during the exhibit. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. 493-4634.


Alley Gallery. 113 N. Vermilion St., Danville. "Intimate Treasures" by Steve Ingram of St. Joseph. Ongoing. Regular gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 4 p.m. Thursday. 497-2286.

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 Michael Schwegmann, through Dec. 24. Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. All other times: by chance or appointment. 355-5610.

Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. "Fins, Fur, and Feathers II," a show of animal ceramics," through Jan. 19. 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. "Lisa Lofgren: Still Point and collaborations with cometogetherstudios," works by Lisa Lofgren and Matt Erickson of cometogetherstudios, through Dec. 11. 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, indigo.coop@gmail.com, 898-4646.

Kalarte Gallery. Located inside Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. "Holiday Gift Show of Folk Art and Crafts," through Dec. 29. Includes items from Mexico, Guatemala, South America, Haiti, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Indonesia, West Africa and elsewhere. Regular 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. 16 and 23; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 24. Closed Dec. 25. http://kalarte.com, kalarte2@kalarte.com.

Red House Gallery. 315 W. Washington St., Monticello. Featuring photographs by Michael Holtz; other artists periodically. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays of each month or by appointment. 762-8248. http://www.redhousegallery.net.