Entertainment listings, Dec. 13-20
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, Dec. 13 to 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.
Holiday decorations. Through the holiday season, AMBUCS Park, University Avenue in Urbana just east of the intersection of Cunningham and University. A road runs through the park for easy viewing of the decorations. http://www.thegccambucs.org or on Facebook: The Greater Champaign County AMBUCS.
Candlelight tours. "Images of Christmas," 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 14 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.
Holiday Lights at Bunker Hill. Lights displayed from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 14 to 30, plus Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, 22296-A Henning Road, Danville. 442-1691.
Holiday Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15, inside Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Crafts and edibles from local vendors.
Breakfast with Mrs. Claus. 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15, Sylvia's Irish Inn, 312 W. Green St., U. Event benefits Community Center 4 the Arts. Pancake breakfast with entertainment including storytelling, games and music by C4A. Bring a camera. 384-4800.
Holiday open house. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Vermilion County Museum, 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Both museum buildings open for viewing, costumed historical characters, carolers, a visit from Santa Claus and two of his reindeer, dance performances by students from Jodi's Dance Unlimited at 2 p.m. and from Marilyn's Danceworks at 3 p.m., an old-fashioned toy exhibit, and light refreshments. Visitors may have their photo taken with Santa Claus and with the reindeer. Free. 442-2922, http://www.vermilioncountymuseum.org.
Opening of Candlestick Lane.Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 15, corner of Grant Place and Eastern Drive, Urbana. Candlestick Lane will be lit from 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Christmas.
End of the Year Gala. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 29. American Legion Hall. Chatsworth. Sit-down baked steak dinner. Music by Art & Gabe & Annette. Sponsored by Chatsworth Township Library. Advance tickets only; available at library. 815-635-3004.
Harlem Globetrotters 'You Write the Rules' World Tour. 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 10, University of Illinois Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $15-$80; discounts for groups. 866-455-4641, 333-5000, http://www.uofiassemblyhall.com.
Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Shelby Motors presents "Monsters & Magic." Monster trucks include Raminator, Star Marshal, Chalkboard Chuck, Lucas Oil Stabilizer. Pit party and autograph session, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $15-$25. 333-5000.
Movie Night. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 18, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. See an old favorite, "Frosty the Snowman." Have a snack and sing a carol or two. For families. 367-4069.
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.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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.
Amasong. "Tree of Life" winter concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 4 p.m. Dec. 16, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Suggested donation $15-25 (more if you can, less if you can't). Sign-interpreted for the hearing-impaired. 328-6828, http://www.amasong.org.
UFLive! presents the New Orleans Jazz Machine. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 16, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Dixieland sextet, led by clarinetist Carl Johnson. 367-4405.
A Baroque Christmas. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Holy Cross Catholic Church sanctuary, 405 W. Clark St., C. Featuring the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana chorus and orchestra, with the University High School Madrigal Singers, in Elizabethan costume, opening the concert. Includes a Christmas cantata and a setting of the Magnificat by Giacomo Antonio Perti. After intermission, the audience is invited to join in singing a medley of Christmas melodies. Tickets $10-$20, available at the door; 10 percent of ticket sales will go to Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
University Primary School Song and Share. 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 18, Smith Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Students will share poems and songs from the semester with friends from the UI community and families. email@example.com.
Krannert Uncorked with Geoff Poor and David Thies (Americana). 5 p.m. Dec. 20, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free.
Holiday Season Singalong. 7 p.m. Dec. 20, Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C. Presented by C4A Live at Indi Go. Songs led by Rob Krumm, Robin Kearton and Matt Croisant. 384-2946.
Bement Country Opry Band. Christmas Show, 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 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.
Bellflower Country Opry. Family Christmas show, featuring Kathy Brake, keys, and Derrick Roy, drums; 7 p.m. Dec. 22, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Special visitor from the North Pole. Tickets $10, adults; 12 and younger, free. 898-7493, 309-722-3497.
Bement Country Opry Band. New Year's Eve Show with many entertainers, 6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 29, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Tickets $15. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
The Chorale. "C-U at the Vineyard — A World in Tune — Winter Around the World," 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 30, The Vineyard Church auditorium, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., U. Special guest performers, the Urbana Pops Orchestra String Section, and previous Young Artist Scholarship winners Derek Maninfior, piano, and Molly Netter, soprano, plus the singalong. Tickets $20 and $22; available at Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Road, C, 398-2550 or http://www.thevirginia.org.
Bellflower Country Opry. New Year's Eve show, featuring Kathy Brake, keys, and Derrick Roy, drums, 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Potluck, 6 p.m. Show, 7 p.m. Tickets $15. 898-7493, 309-722-3497.
Claude Delangle, saxophone. Guest artist recital, 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. With Casey Dierlam, piano; UI Large Saxophone Ensemble. Free.
Bohola. Piper's Hut Concert Series, 8 p.m. Jan. 15, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Irish music's accordion virtuoso Jimmy Keane and bouzar player and vocalist Pat Broaders comprise bohola. Tickets $10 and $20. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts.
Krannert Uncorked with Eclectiq Soul (R&B). 5 p.m. Jan. 17, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra: Musical Travels. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring Adam Neiman, piano. Tickets $5-$31. 333-6280.
Sing the Truth! 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright and their musical ensemble. Tickets $10-$48. 333-6280.
Global Transfer Afterglow: Jeff Chan's Cultural Arts Quartet. 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. 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.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
26th annual Chambana Jan Jam. Jan. 4 and 5, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Callers Kathy Anderson, Anne Huber, Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier. Music by the bands Mean Lids, Big Bluestem and Fred Campeau and Friends. 359-8225, http://www.urbana-contra.org.
Starlight Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16, CRIS Healthy Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Music by Captain's Three. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, Jan. 17 through May 2, 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.
Mom Prom.6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19, Hilton Garden Inn, Banquet Hall, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Moms get dressed up and bring your son(s). Music, dancing and a three-course meal (with vegetarian option). Fun activities and a goody bag. Photo packages available (cash required). Tickets $26 per person at the Bresnan Meeting Center or online at http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com. 398-2550.
Tango Society of Central Illinois Milonga. "Milonga del Corazon," 7 to midnight p.m. Jan. 26, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Tango music by DJ Ron. Introductory tango lesson, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tango social dancing, 8:30 to midnight. Admission $10 (includes lesson); milonga only $7, $5 for students. 328-1309, u-cat.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 over 106.5 in the tradition of "Prairie Home Companion," with 20 acts, retro skits, live commercials, bands and singing. Tickets $5-$10. 815-993-6585.
'Caroling in the Country.' A Christmas variety show, 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22; Market Street Theater, Paxton. Music and comedy for the whole family. Tickets $10 at the door. 579-1099.
New Year's Eve Show: Last Chance to Laugh 2012.8 p.m. Dec. 31, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N. Road, Fairmount. Comedy, hilarious skits, joyful tunes, food, wine and more. Tickets $25. 733-0330, http://www.sleepycreekvineyards.com/.
Russian National Ballet Theatre. "Don Quixote," 7 p.m. Jan. 22; "Chopiniana/Romeo and Juliet," 7 p.m. Jan. 23; and "Swan Lake," 7 p.m. Jan. 24; Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$43. 333-6280.
Shoe Stories and Dance. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Family concert of Cinderella stories in celebration of the exhibit "A World of Shoes." Featuring Kim Sheahan, the museum's resident storyteller, who is joined by Shannon Epplett, performer/teller, and Tanya Picard, dancer/teacher, and her students. 344-3355.
'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, email@example.com.
'Home for the Holidays.' Continues Dec. 13 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. 13 to 15; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.
'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 long followed by dessert. All tickets $5, family pack $20. 649-9791, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'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, email@example.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.
'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.' The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. Jan. 17 to 20, 23 to 27 and Jan. 30 to Feb. 2; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.
'Love, Loss and What I Wore.' Monticello Theatre Association, Jan. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27; Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St. Monticello. MTA will contribute $7.50 to support breast cancer research for each Saturday ticket sold. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.monticellotheatre.org.
Outdoors / Nature
Sierra Club Vacation Slideshow and Holiday Gathering. 7 to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 18, Champaign Public Library, Robeson B. Join other outdoor enthusiasts for an evening of snacks and vacation photos. If you have pictures you would like to share, bring them on a memory stick or laptop. Sierra Club membership not required. http://illinois.sierraclub.org/prairie/.
Second Wind Running Club Winter Fun Runs. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Indoor group uses the UI Armory Track. There is a fee to use this facility. The outdoor group runs 1 to 6 miles around campus. Meet at the southwest entrance (corner of Gregory Drive and Fourth Street). All abilities are encouraged to attend and participate at the pace and distance desired. http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org.
Nordic Walking Group. 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Race Street parking lot, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Weekly group. A 4-mile route around Meadowbrook Park. All Nordic walkers welcome. Walk in all seasons. No charge. email@example.com, 649-6861.
Remarkable Reptiles. 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 20, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Join a naturalist from the Homer Lake Interpretive Center for a close-up look at our resident snake and turtles. Learn their natural and personal histories. Free. Registration required. 896-2455. firstname.lastname@example.org/
Howl of the Coyote: A Full Moon Hike. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Sangamon River Forest Preserve, 2797 County Road 600 E, Fisher. Discover what emerges when darkness falls. Dress for the weather. $2. Registration required; 896-2455 or email@example.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.
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. Closed Mondays, holidays. Free, suggested donation $3. 333-2360, http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu.
Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill. "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. 15 and 16, featuring holiday foods and exhibits from the Victorian era. Prepared by University Laboratory High School students. Free, although donations welcomed. Regular exhibits are four exhibit 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Douglas County Museum. 700 S. Main St., Tuscola. "Music! Music! Music!" through Dec. 31. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; and by appointment. Closed Dec. 24 to 26. 253-2535, http://www.docomuseum.org.
Ford County Historical Society Water Tower Museum. Located in the remodeled city water tower and pump house, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton. Open 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month, November through April; and by appointment. 379-3723, 379-4111 or 379-3217.
Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 600 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. "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. Dec. 15 and 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.
Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C. "The Forgotten Musicians of the Sousa Band," through June 3, 2013. "A British Tar: John Philip Sousa's Anglo-American Connections," through June 28, 2013. "The Musical Crossroads of John Jacob Mountz," through Sept. 9, 2013. "America and Sousa's Band Through the Photographic Lens of Charles Strothkamp," through Sept. 16, 2013. "John Philip Sousa's Jazz America," through Oct. 14, 2013. Regular hours: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed weekends and some holidays. Free, but donations accepted. For guided tours: 244-9309 or email email@example.com.
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. — "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. All seats $4. — 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.
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 and Design, 116 N. Walnut St., C. "OMG, Kittens Kittens Kittens," cat-inspired exhibition, with a 24/7 video project of kittens, ends 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, through Feb. 24, 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, Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. 581-2787.
UI Library. 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U. "Wealth of Notions: Economists in Conflict," ends 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," ends Dec. 14. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. http://www.universityymca.org/art.
Urbana City Building. Lobby, 400 S. Vine St. Urbana Public Arts Program's November to January "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Recent Work" by William Lawrence Deverell, through Jan. 31, 2013. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, http://www.urbanaillinois.us/arts.
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 and Miriam Martincic, 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.
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. Items include folk paintings, votive paintings on tin, retablo boxes, masks, wood and metal sculptures, devotional items, jewelry and cards. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.