Entertainment listings, March 21-28
A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.
Quilt show. "Americana Memories," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22 and 23, Assembly of God Church, 801 S. Mulberry, Clinton. Salt Creek Patchmakers Quilt Guild's 18th annual show. Quilters boutique/vendors, bed turning, community project display, guild challenge, door prizes, raffle tickets, awards and lunch daily. Admission $3. 949-4791.
HotSlots BIG R/C and Slot Car Race Weekend. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 23 and 24, Urbana. See what the 1/32 slot car and 1/10 scale remote-control hobbies are all about. HotSlots R/C and Slot Car Clubs are holding joint events both days at the indoor R/C carpet track, 1803 Philo Road, U. Expert level 1/10th-scale Formula 1 racers compete in the third stop of the Midwest UF1 racing series. The R/C racing also includes regular club schedule of Vintage Trans Am, 1/12 scale and World GT classes. Also on Saturday, racing of 1/32 Monogram NASCARs and Scalextric Trans Am for regional qualifiers of each class on the big track at the slot car shop, 1809 Philo Road. 355-2277, http://www.hotslots132.com.
Hospice Hearts Sanctuary French Market. 1 to 8 p.m. March 23, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St. Benefit for Hospice Hearts Sanctuary, a nonprofit designed to provide care for dogs and cats with terminally ill owners. Vendors selling handcrafted and unique goods, gourmet food and drink and baked goods, plus music: Motherlode String Band, 1 p.m.; Caleb Cook, 4 p.m.; David Howie, 5 p.m.; Jammin' Jimmy Bean, 6 p.m. Admission $3; children under 18, with adult, free; a can of cat food may be donated to Catsnap. Le Smooch Le Pooch booth, 1 to 5 p.m. Raffle tickets for an assortment of gifts, $1 each, $5 for six. Cover With Love Facebook auction on-site. Advance tickets, 417-9590. email@example.com.
Bowl for the Cure. 1 to 4 p.m. March 24, GT's Western Bowl, 917 Francis Drive, C. Prizes for top donations, contests, raffles and giveaways. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. Five-person teams bowl three games. $15 per bowler minimum entry fee. Register and confirm your team, 352-5288. http://www.relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL.
Eighth annual Edible Book Festival. 11:30 a.m. April 1, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Participants create an "edible book," which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, tablet, etc). All entries exhibited, documented, then eaten. http://www.library.illinois.edu/ediblebooks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Community AIDS Project's Artists Against AIDS 22nd annual Art Sale and Show. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4, 6 to 9 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 1 to 5 p.m. April 7, McKinley Aquatic Center, 500 W. Church St., C. Opening night, $50 per ticket. 351-2437, http://www.GCAPnow.com.
Brocton Red Barn Market. Noon to 5 p.m. April 5 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6, Red Barn, Illinois 49, Brocton. Antiques and crafts market. Juried show. More than 50 vendors. Demonstrations of whittling, basket weaving, chair caning, wood turning, pottery and rope making on Saturday. Food available. Admission $2, children under 12 free with adult. 385-2450, http://www.broctonil.org.
Castle Magic with Andy Dallas! 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 5 to 8, Busboom Castle, Mahomet. Hickory River serving dinner at 6 p.m., but arrive a little early to explore Busboom Castle and have appetizers. Dallas' full-stage "Chamber Magic" show follows the cheesecake dessert. Free valet parking. Tickets $50 at Dallas & Co., 101 E. University Ave., C, or call 351-5974. email@example.com.
WCIA 3 Home & Garden Show. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7, University of Illinois Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. More than 100 exhibitors. Free geothermal energy presentation and information by All Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning. Free admission and parking.
'Lunch Upon a Time.' Fairy tale character luncheon, noon and 4 p.m. April 13, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Junior Woman's Club. Raffle prizes, a short skit and character autographs. All proceeds benefit the C-U community. Limited seating. Tickets $12. 353-5005, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Local gifts, baked goods and crafts. Third Saturday of each month, January through April. Hosted by Urbana Business Association. Free.
Easter egg hunts/breakfasts
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24, Chatsworth Knights of Columbus Hall, Chatsworth. Pancake and sausage breakfast; $3-$6. Easter Bunny will be there from 10 a.m. to noon and at noon will lead the children from breakfast to an outdoor egg hunt. Bring a basket. Sponsored by Chatsworth Township Library. 815-635-3004, email@example.com.
Easter time pancake breakfast. 9 to 11 a.m. March 24, Sylvia's Irish Inn, 312 W. Green St., U. Pancakes, juice, bacon and carrot cake muffins. Stories, games and an Easter egg hunt. Breakfast $10. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit the Community Center for the Arts. firstname.lastname@example.org, 979-1216.
Nite Lite Egg Pursuit XX. 7:15 to 9 p.m. March 29, Hessel Park, Champaign. Join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS in a hunt for eggs filled with prizes. Look for bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages. For adults ages 18 and older. Bring a flashlight. On-site registration fee $10; no pre-registration available. 398-2550.
Easter egg hunt. 10 a.m. to noon March 30, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Hear a story, make a craft and hunt for eggs. For ages 8 and younger. Register for a time or sign up at the children's desk. 893-3955, http://www.rantoul.lib.il.us.
Eggstravaganza 23rd annual egg hunt. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30, West Side Park, Champaign. Thousands of eggs wait to be found. Free hayrack rides from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Bring a basket. Free for children ages 10 and younger. Children will be divided into age groups. 398-2550.
Eggs-ploration! Noon to 2 p.m. March 30, Douglass Park, Champaign. Good old-fashioned egg hunt. Bring a basket. Free and open to children ages 1 to 8. 398-2550.
Middle East Film Festival 2013. "The Yacoubian Building" (Egypt, 2006), 7 to 9:45 p.m. March 30, Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright St., U. 164 minutes. The film paints a vibrant but socially critical picture of contemporary Egypt. Based on the novel "Imarat Ya'qubiyan" by Alaa El Aswany. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the UI. Free. 244-7331, http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
Middle East Film Festival 2013. "Ali Zaoua" (Morocco, 2000), 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 6, Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright St., U. 95 minutes. The film captures the power of dreams and presence of hope in the harshest of circumstances. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the UI. Free. 244-7331, http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
AsiaLENS. "Witnesses to a Secret War" (2009), 7 p.m. April 9, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U; and 7 p.m. April 10, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Directed by Deborah Dickson. Documentary film and discussion series organized by the Asian Educational Media Service at the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. Introduction and discussion by May Xiong, curriculum and instruction, UI College of Education. Free.
Middle East Film Festival 2013. "Cairo 678" (2010, Egypt), 100 minutes, 7 p.m. April 13, Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright St., U. The story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the UI. Free. 244-7331, http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
Middle East Film Festival 2013. "For My Father" (Israel), 96 minutes, 7 p.m. April 20, Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright St., U. Tarek, a young Palestinian man blackmailed into a suicide mission in Tel Aviv, is given a second chance at life when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the UI. Free. 244-7331, http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
Mieka Pauley, singer-songwriter. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. March 21, Recital Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Free concert in celebration of Women's History and Awareness Month.
C4A Live at Indi Go Concert Series. Features Matt Croisant performing his personal blend of acoustic folk, blues, old-time music and classic rock, 7 p.m. March 21, Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C. Concert series is held on the third Thursday of every month. Musicians from the Community Center for the Arts, Urbana. Free. http://www.c-4a.org.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. March 22, 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.
Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular, featuring TobyMac. 6 p.m. March 23, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. The 44-city tour also features RED, Matthew West, Jamie Grace, Sidewalk Prophets and Royal Tailor, with a message from national speaker Nick Hall. In addition, the Youth Music Vault Pre-Jam Party will include performances from Jason Castro, OBB and Capital Kings. 333-5000.
Kara Huber, piano. Guest Artist Series, 8 p.m. March 23 Recital Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Huber, originally from Oakland, is completing a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada. Free and open to the public.
Rocky Maffit, percussionist and performer. "A Life of Rhythm," 11 a.m. to noon March 25, Lake Land College Theater on campus, Mattoon. As part of the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, Maffit will draw on body percussion, voice and a variety of world percussion instruments to draw out the "inner drummer" that lives in us all. Child-friendly, free program, which is open to the public. 234-5087.
Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist: Naoko Yoshino, harp. 7:30 p.m. March 26, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. 7:30 p.m. March 26, Dvorak Concert Hall, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Joining them will be Eastern Music Department faculty members Anna Cromwell, violin, and Ka-Wai Yu, cello. Tickets $7-$15. email@example.com, 581-3110, http://www.eiu.edu/doudna.
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary. 7:30 p.m. March 27, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tour 55th Anniversary features Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter and Ambrose Akinmusire. Tickets $10-$40. 333-6280.
Gunny Sack Revue. 7 to p.m. every Wednesday, Gunny Sack Event Center, 1061 Yoder Center, Arthur. No cover. Donations accepted. Lunch at 11 a.m. Finger foods and soda. Philo Schrock, 273-2969.
The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring Tom Cortese, pianist, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. March 28, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.
Illinois Modern Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. March 28, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Chip Stephens, jazz piano. 7:30 p.m. March 28, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Ron Devore, 8 p.m. March 29, 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.
Sinfonia da Camera concert. "St. Matthew Passion," 1 p.m. March 30, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. With UI Oratorio Society and UI Chorale. Tickets $5-$34. 333-6280.
Kid Cudi in concert. 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 30, UI Assembly Hall, Star Theatre, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $32-$45. $5 UI student discount. 333-5000.
Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. March 31, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. With Andres Cardenes, violin, and Csaba Erdelyi, viola. In a series of concerts during the 2012-13 season, Hobson will present works by Brahms that feature the piano as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280.
UI Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. April 2, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
'The Addams Family.' Part of the WCIA 3 Broadway Series, 7:30 p.m. April 3, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $39-$54. UI student discount, $8. Group discount (10 or more), $4. 866-455-4641, 333-5000.
Rochelle Sennet, piano. 7:30 p.m. April 3, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring The Horn Belles Quartet: Sadie Glass, Christine Pelletier, Jancie Philippus and Julie Rochus, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. April 4, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.
Krannert Uncorked. With The Divide (indie folk/roots), 5 p.m. April 4, Stage 5 in the lobby, Krannert Center. Free. 333-6280.
Sudden Sound Concert. Featuring Henry Grimes and Avreeayl Ra, 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 4, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. 333-1861.
UI Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 5, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Lauren Marie Wadley, 8 p.m. April 5, 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.
Urbana Middle School fundraiser. 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 6, Barnes & Noble, 65 E. Marketview Drive, C. Book fair, 15 percent of purchase contributed to the school. Performances by Urbana Middle School orchestra at 11 a.m., choir at 1 p.m. and band at 7 p.m. Picture taking with Curious George after Curious George Storytime and activities. 355-2264.
Mike Porter, Marsha Banning and The Panther Creek Band. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 6, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, free. Sandwiches, homemade pies and drinks will be sold.
Dustin Norder and Sam Payne. Bluegrass jam and potluck benefit, 5 to 10 p.m. April 7, Techline, 307 S. Locust, C. Bring a side dish, donation and beverage. Italian beef provided. Donation $10 or more at the door. Benefit for the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Techline will be doing jams in 2013 to help individuals and groups. 352-5570.
UI Wind Orchestra. 3 p.m. April 7, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Illinois Brass Quintet. 3 p.m. April 7, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Sinfonia da Camera. "Rush Hour-Romance," 5:30 p.m. April 9, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. With violinist Stefan Milenkovich, trumpeter Ronald M. Romm and Ian Hobson on piano. Tickets $10; ages 17 and younger, free. With free pizza; enjoy additional music in the lobby after the performance. 333-6280.
Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. April 10, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Solo recital. In a series of concerts during the 2012-13 season, Hobson will present works by Brahms that feature the piano as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280.
The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring UI Black Chorus, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. April 11, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.
UI Percussion Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 11, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
'Spring Awakening.'UI Department of Theatre, Broadway musical, 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 18-20 and 3 p.m. April 21; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Meet the cast and the production, after the performance April 11, in the lobby. Free talkback after the performance, April 13. Tickets $9-$16. 333-6280.
Traffic Jam: JD McPherson. 5 p.m. April 12, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Rockin' Terry Lee, 8 p.m. April 12, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Tickets $12.50-$15. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
Awaken. Plus guests, Devin Shelton, While Heroes Sleep and Behold the Masses, 7 p.m. April 12, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission $5. 431-2444.
Old Timers Country Reunion. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 13, Gunny Sack Event Center, 1061 Yoder Center, Arthur. Numerous bands: country, bluegrass, gospel, folk and more. The Gunny Sack Revue kicks it off around noon. No cover charge; donations accepted. Lunch at 11 a.m. Food and drinks available. 218-3327, 832-1030, 273-2969, 345-9746.
'Hairspray.' Illini Union Board presents spring musical, 2 and 7 p.m. April 13, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $12-$18 prior; $14-$20 day of show. 866-455-4641, 333-5000.
UI Women's Glee Club Mom's Day Concert. 2 p.m. April 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Black Chorus Mom's Day Concert. 7:30 p.m. April 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$11. 333-6280.
Chris Vallillo and guest, Rocky Maffit. CD release concert, 3 to 4 p.m. April 13, the Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, 210 W. Green St. Vallillo is a singer/songwriter, folk musician and recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award. Maffit is a percussionist, singer/songwriter, author and Grammy nominee. http://www.urbanafreelibrary.org/.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. 8 p.m. April 13, Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. Features Dick Hensold on Northumbrian smallpipes, reel pipes, seljefloyte, sackpipa, pibgorn and other instruments. Music in several traditional and historical styles, with emphasis on Cape Breton, early Scottish and Northumbrian, but including Scandinavian, medieval and original music. Tickets $10, $20. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts.
Concert by Mike Droho and the Compass Rose. 8 p.m. April 13, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. Funky pop with beat boxing, electric violin and acoustic guitar. Seats $12; groups of six or more, $10 each. 733-0330, http://www.sleepycreekvineyards.com.
Philo Country Music Show. 3 p.m. April 14, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison St., Philo. Branson-style, family-oriented, live music stage show, hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Featuring Logan Kirby, vocals; Dyke Corson, lead and steel guitar, vocals; Dave Ohllson, drums, vocals; Jesse Francis, fiddle; Clem, bass, vocals; and Rigsby, piano, saxophone, vocals. $10. Concessions available.
UI Trombone Choir. 7:30 p.m. April 16, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. April 17, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Guest artists Andres Cardenes, violin, and Csaba Erdelyi, viola. In a series of concerts during the 2012-13 season, Hobson will present works by Brahms that feature the piano as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280.
The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring Yi-Hsuan Lin, marimba, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. April 18, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.
Krannert Uncorked. With Sycamore Brass (eclectic brass music), 5 p.m. April 18, Stage 5 in the lobby, Krannert Center. Free. 333-6280.
Alison Balsom & Scottish Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 18, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Classical Mix Series. Tickets $10-$38. 333-6280.
Bernhard Scully, horn. 7:30 p.m. April 19, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Gary Osterhoff, 8 p.m. April 19, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
Centennial Bands Gala and Auction. 5 to 9 p.m. April 20, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Fundraiser for the Centennial High School band program. Featuring Centennial's Concert Band, Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band and the Centennial Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble. With possible guest performances by Jefferson Middle School Jazz Band and Franklin Middle School Jazz Band. Admission $5; children eighth grade and younger, free. Dinner tickets: lasagna, $8, or hot dog, $4; at the door. Yogurt for purchase for dessert. Silent auction and raffle tickets. 417-2227, email@example.com.
'Cirque de la Symphonie.' Presented by Danville Symphony Orchestra, 6:30 p.m. April 20, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. Artists include aerial fliers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen. Each artist's performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music. Tickets $15-$20. 431-2444.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 20, Krannert Center, Urbana. Great Hall Series. 333-6280.
UFLive! presents Don't Ask. 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 21, The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Klezmer music in the spirit of early Eastern Europe's village string bands, with Middle Eastern and Balkan influences and other surprises thrown in the mix.
Krannert Center Debut Artist. 3 p.m. April 21, Krannert Center, Urbana. Sunday Salon Series. 333-6280.
'Sesame Street Live! Elmo Makes Music.'6:30 p.m. April 23, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music. Tickets $11, $16 and $21. Limited $30 Gold Circle seats and $60 Sunny Seats. A $3 facility fee added to all. Additional fees and special offers may apply. Discount: groups of 10 or more $3, military $5. 866-455-4641, 333-5000.
Bob Dylan and His Band.With special guest Dawes, 7:30 p.m. April 25, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $42; $30, students with ID. 866-455-4641, 333-5000.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. April 26, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
Danville Symphony Orchestra. "My Paris, A Tribute to Maurice Chevalier," featuring Tony Sadler, 7:30 p.m. May 11, Danville High School auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St. Tickets $15-$30. 443-5300.
Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pride and Prejudice Ball. 7 to 10 p.m. March 22, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Jane Austen-themed dance. For dancers of all ages. All dances taught. Music by local musicians. Partners, costumes and experience not required, though you may dress up in modern or period clothes. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Refreshments. Admission $5; $4 if you bring a snack to share. 359-8225, email@example.com, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 23, Sidney Town Hall, Sidney. Line and couples, singles welcome. Fourth Saturday of each month. Admission $5. 351-4110.
Zumbathon for Relay for Life — Douglas County. 1 to 4 p.m. March 30, Tuscola Fitness Center, 109 W. Pembroke St. Dance with a great team of Fitness Center Zumba instructors. Raffles, luminaries and lots of fun. Backup location: Forty Martyrs Church, 109 E. Van Allen St., Tuscola. $10 at the door. 369-5044.
Urbana Country Dancers' contra dance. 8 to 11 p.m. April 5, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Fried Potatoes. Jim Hemphill, caller. Workshop: Yiddish dancing with Mitch and Francis Harris, 7 p.m. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4; under 13, free. 359-8225, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://urbana-contra.org.
Unity Dance. 7 to 10 p.m. April 6, Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U. An evening of contra, English and folk dancing. Workshop, 7 p.m.; dancing, 8 to 10 p.m. 359-8225, email@example.com, http://http://www.centralillinoisecd.org.
Tango Society of Central Illinois. Milonga Sentimental, 7 p.m. to midnight April 6, McKinley Foundation, 809 S. Fifth St. (church basement), C. Tango lesson, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tango social dancing, 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Cost: $7, $10 with lesson; students $5, $7 with lesson. http://www.centraltango.com, Tango.Society@gmail.com, http://facebook.com/UCATango.
Urbana Country Dancers' contra dance. 8 to 11 p.m. April 12, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Big Bluestem String Band. Gail Hintze, caller. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4; under 13, free. 359-8225, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://urbana-contra.org.
Tango at KAM. Noon to 4 p.m. April 18, Krannert Art Museum, Gelvin Noel Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Dance, watch or learn. Music by Tangotta (Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar). 333-1861.
English Country Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. April 20, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. For dancers of all ages. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission $2. 359-8225, email@example.com, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org.
'Under the Tuscan Sun' Daddy-Daughter Dance. 7 to 9 p.m. April 27, American Legion, Farmer. Hosted by Blue Ridge Educational Foundation. No age limit and stand-in dads or daughters are welcome. DJ, refreshments, raffles, door prizes and photographer. All proceeds benefit education and technology programs in Blue Ridge classrooms. Tickets $10, dad; $5, daughters. Kendra Shaffer, 390-7893; Darbi Buchanan, 714-1712.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 27, Sidney Town Hall, Sidney. Line and couples, singles welcome. Fourth Saturday of each month. Admission $5. 351-4110.
Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. every Friday, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. A guest improv group performs before Zoo Improv each week. Participate or just watch. $3. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consilience Project. 8 to 10 p.m. March 25 and 2 to 11 p.m. March 28, Ballroom Hall, Urbana Landmark Hotel, 210 S. Race St., U. Virtuoso dancers from many places coming together with composers/musicians and engineers for a week of experimentation and performance. Open jam with music, March 25. Open studio session, 2 to 6 p.m., with lectures, discussion, demos and Q&A; Consilience performance, 7 p.m., with dance and music data collection and projection featuring guest performers from London and Paris and performers and engineers from Champaign-Urbana; and post-performance open jam/party with music, 8.30 to 11 p.m. March 28.
VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. March 28, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Featuring fiction writers and poets. 333-1861.
'The Urbana Dance Company Presents!' 8 p.m. March 29 and 30, Urbana Landmark Hotel, 210 S. Race St. A performance exploring the social, political and interpersonal dynamics of oppressive behavior. March 29, free; March 30, $5. http://www.urbanadancecompany.org.
Spurlock Museum WorldFest. 12:30 to 4 p.m. March 30, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Multiple performances celebrating the variety of performance arts practiced around the world and hands-on activities for everyone. Suggested donation $5. 344-3355, http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu.
'The Oracle.' 7:30 p.m. April 2, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Conceived and directed by Meryl Tankard and performed by dancer Paul White. Tickets $10-$32. 333-6280.
Urbana Free Library Fairy Tale Ball. 6 to 9 p.m. April 5, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Evening of fantasy and frivolity includes medieval science, fables of yore, courtly crafts, castle juggler and a labyrinth. Entertainers include: Central Illinois English Country Dancers and Flatland Consort, Champaign-Urbana Dulcimer Society, Ginger Lozar Puppet Show and fortune teller Madame Zitron. 369-4069.
Phantom Limb's '69 S' (The Shackleton Project). 7:30 p.m. April 5, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Sir Ernest Shackleton and his comrades navigate a two-year journey of survival after their failed 1914 trans-Antarctic expedition. Above them hover master puppeteers as they travel through a harrowing landscape created by theatrical performance, photography, film, dance and contemporary music. Tickets $10-$25. 333-6280.
Mystery for a Cure. 8 p.m. April 5, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Presented by members of Zoo Improv and Thomas Nicol. Fundraiser for American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. Solve the mystery surrounding a convention — an interactive theatre production. Pay what you can. All proceeds go to Relay For Life of Champaign County. 979-1504, email@example.com.
Mary Mack Comedy Show. 8:30 p.m. April 5, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. Mack and her mandolin singalongs have been featured on radio's "Bob and Tom Show" and Minnesota's "Polka Spotlight." She has been on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" and NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Seats $15; groups of six or more, $13 each. 733-0330, http://www.sleepycreekvineyards.com.
'The Imagination of Poe' presentation. Statewide Road Scholars Speaker Series, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6, Westville Public Library, community room, 233 S. State St. Dan Haughey's first-person interpretation of a modern literary critic for a prominent metropolitan newspaper illuminates the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe. Hear some of Poe's greatest poems, short stories and satires as Haughey performs them in the voice of Poe, and criticizes them in the guise of a skeptical literary critic. Free. 267-3170.
Dances With the Stars! 6 p.m. April 6, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, C. Presented by Sisters With Attitude. Cash bar, 6 p.m. Dinner and dance competition, 7 p.m. Dancers compete for trophy; attendees can vote for fan favorite. Emcee Mike Sola. Tickets $40 each or two for $70; discount available for tables of 10. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Champaign County and the American Cancer Society. 630-346-9525, 549-4416, 344-4720, 897-6286, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.dancingwiththestarschampaign.info.
SPEAK Cafe. "Poetry in Motion: SPEAK Cafe as an Institution," 7 p.m. April 11, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. An open-mic space for hip-hop, activism and black power expression. Moderated by Aaron Ammons. 333-1861.
Studiodance II 2013. Dance at Illinois Series, 7 and 9 p.m. April 18-20; Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $7-$14. 333-6280.
'Aida.' Rantoul Township High School Drama Club, 7:30 p.m. March 21-23; Rantoul Township High School, cafetorium, 200 S. Sheldon St. The story of Nubian princess Aida, who is captured and enslaved by Egypt, but finds love with her captor, who betrays his country to help the fallen princess. Tickets $5-$6.
'Dames at Sea.' St. Joseph-Ogden High School musical, 7:30 p.m. March 23 and 2:30 p.m. March 24, St. Joseph-Ogden High School, 301 N. Main St., St. Joseph. Tickets $6-$8 before March 23; $1 more at door. 469-2332.
'Love, Loss and What I Wore.' Charleston Community Theatre, 2 p.m. March 24, 7:30 p.m. March 27, 28 and 30; atrium, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Admission $5-$10. 581-2787 or email@example.com.
'Mistakes Were Made.' Comedy, continues 7:30 p.m. March 22 and 23, 2 p.m. March 24 and 7:30 p.m. March 25; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. Tickets $10. 345-2287, http://www.charlestonalleytheatre.com.
'Unnecessary Farce.' Continues March 21 to April 14; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Performances at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'The Normal Heart.' UI Department of Theatre Series, 7:30 p.m. March 28-30 and April 3-6 and 3 p.m. April 7; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $9-$16. 333-6280.
'Or.' Comedy presented by The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. March 28-31, April 3-7 and 10-13; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000.
'Barefoot in the Park.' Side by Side Productions, 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. April 14; Father Kirk Memorial Hall, 534 N. Wood St., Gibson City. Dessert performances. Tickets $12. 260-782-4378.
'Cloud 9.' Comedy produced by Eastern Illinois University's Theatre Department, 7:30 p.m. April 10-13 and 2 p.m. April 14; Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Tickets $5-$12. 581-3110, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.eiu.edu/doudna.
'The Little Mermaid Jr.' 7 p.m. April 5, 2 and 7 p.m. April 6 and 2 p.m. April 7; Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets $10.40-$15.65. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.' Parkland Theatre, the solve-it-yourself musical. 7:30 p.m. April 24-27, May 2 and 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 3 p.m. May 5; Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $8-$14. 351-2528, http://www.parkland.edu/theatre, email@example.com.
'Zara, Or Who Killed the Queen of the Silent Screen?' Red Mask Players mystery, 8 p.m. April 5 and 6, 2 p.m. April 7, 8 p.m. April 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. April 14; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. 442-5858, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoors / nature
Woodcock Walk. 7 to 8 p.m. March 21, Buffalo Trace Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 775 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Short presentation followed by a hike. Meet at the parking lot on Illinois 47/North Lombard across the street from the Museum of the Grand Prairie. $2; children 2 and younger, free. Registration required. 896-2455, email@example.com.
27th annual Mount Goat Hill Runs and Walk. 11 a.m. March 23, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Danville. 5K walk, 10K run, 15K run. Race day registration, 9:30 a.m. $15-$25. Party to follow at Spanky's Banquet Hall, Danville. 474-7259, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.kennekuk.com for entry and results.
Nordic Walking Group. 5:15 to 6:30 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.
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.
'Boinks, Peeps & Twangs: How to ID Frogs by Their Calls.' 6 to 8 p.m. April 5, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Learn how to identify frogs by the sounds they make. For adults and kids age 10 and older. A multimedia presentation indoors, followed by a hike to look for frogs. Receive a complimentary CD of local frog calls. Mud-stomping shoes and bug spray recommended. $4. Registration required. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Amazing Bike Race! 8 a.m. to noon April 6, Centennial Park Rotary Pavilion, Champaign. An adventure race that leads teams on an 8-10-mile course through and around Champaign park District parks and facilities. Costumes encouraged; prizes awarded for the team with the best costumes, along with the top three finishing teams. No on-site registration Register online or at any park district facility. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com, 398-2550.
Run for Wildlife. A benefit run to raise money for the Wildlife Medical Clinic, 8 to 11 a.m. April 7, Homer Lake, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road. A 10-mile, 90 percent trail course and a 6K course. Early bird special $35 until March 31; on-site registration $45 on or after April 1. Timing and race scoring provided by the Second Wind Running Club. 333-2761.
4-H Kids Helping Kids — One Step At A Time 5K Run/Walk. 8 a.m. April 13, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana. Sponsored by the Champaign County 4-H Federation. Registration, 7 a.m. Post-race party immediately following the race where prizes and awards will be announced. Registration fee $25 prior to April 5, $30 after April 5. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/index.html, Blackford2@illinois.edu, 333-7672.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," "Blind Field," through March 31; "Jacob Lawrence: Toussaint L'Ouverture Series" and "Processing the Everyday," through April 28; "Fashion Traditions of Japan," through May 26; "Counterpoints: Moshekwa Langa, In and Out of Africa," through July 28. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 2 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. "From Protest to Peace," through June 16. New exhibit area, "First Impressions: Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals," featuring the museum's first digital multimedia interactive. 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. "Annual Town & Country Amateur Art Exhibition" and "Blackhawk Park Exhibition," end March 22. "Annual Edgar County Student Art Show," opens March 27, through April 28. Opening reception, 1 to 2 p.m. April 28. "Works by Alice Baber" from the Paris Art Center's Permanent Collection, ongoing. 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. 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, email@example.com.
Chanute Air Museum. 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts. Special emphasis on the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, history of Illinois aviation and Rantoul. Various exhibits including "Before the Wrights: The Dream of Flight." Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and younger, free. 893-1613, http://www.aeromuseum.org.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. F.I.N.D. Orphy Day, 1 to 3 p.m. March 30; unravel the mysteries of the mind with a program highlighting the research of neuroscientists at the UI. NanoDays, 1 to 5 p.m. March 29 at Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. and March 30 at the museum; explore how 3-D images are made, investigate new nano products and materials; make bracelets that change color in the sun; and listen to a reading of Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who!"; games, experiments and demonstrations. "Animal Encounters," 2 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time. See aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons and corn snake. Exhibits, facility and programs are family- and science-centered. Toddler Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday; sensory activities based on art, music, math and games. Free with admission, no registration. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission $3-$4, children under 2 and members free. 352-5895, http://www.orpheumkids.com.
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. "A British Tar: John Philip Sousa's Anglo-American Connections," through June 28. "John Philip Sousa's 1912 Victor Recording Sessions," through July 15. "A Divided Musical Affair: Arthur Endres Kraeckmann's Love Letters to Mabel Roeher," through July 29. "The Musical Crossroads of John Jacob Mountz," through Sept. 9. "America and Sousa's Band Through the Photographic Lens of Charles Strothkamp," through Sept. 16. "John Philip Sousa's Jazz America," through Oct. 7. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-1856) and a one-room schoolhouse; natural history displays, a coal mine shaft. "Vermilion County in the Civil War," through 2015. Admission: museum and Fithian House, $4; museum only, $2.50 for adults. $1 for teens 13-17, children 12 and younger free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 442-2922, http://www.vermilioncountymuseum.org.
Vermilion County War Museum. 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Over 13,000 square feet of exhibits covering items from the pre-Revolutionary War period through the current operations in Afghanistan. Veterans’ scrapbooks and diaries, Civil War display, a combat weapons display for all wars, plus VietNam and Spanish-American War displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission $2, under 12, $1. 217-431-0034, www.vcwm.org, email@example.com.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $3-$5. Closed March 22 and 23. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Winter Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. March 15. "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, March 29 through April 26. — Main feature: "Dawn of the Space Age," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 18. — Children's feature: "Solar System Safari," 7 p.m. March 16. "Flight Adventures," sneak preview, 10 a.m. March 29, $4-$5; then 7 p.m. Saturdays, March 30 through May 18.
Anita Purves Nature Center. 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. "Nature Large and Small," photography show by Fred Delcomyn, through April 30. Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. 384-4062.
Asian American Cultural Center. 1210 W. Nevada St., U. Art exhibit, "Vibrant Colors of Lunar New Year," by students from Hua Nian Art Studio, through April 5. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-9300, go.illinois.edu/aacc.
Illinois Terminal. 45 E. University Ave., C. "Getting to Champaign," photography exhibit, second floor and in the main stairwell. The exhibit highlights significant milestones in the evolution of ground transportation in Champaign-Urbana. Ongoing. Free. Hours: all day, every day.
Illini Union Art Gallery. 1401 W. Green St., U. Fourth annual "The Eric Show," a countywide high school art exhibition, through March 29. Juried show endowed by Dale and Peg Steffensen in memory of their son, Eric (1951-1970). Sponsored by 40 North 88 West. Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. 333-3663, http://www.iuboard.uiuc.edu.
Murphy Gallery. University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Art at the Y exhibition, "Garden of Verses," Arabic calligraphy paintings by Salma Arastu, through April 7. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. http://www.universityymca.org/art.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "John Ekstrom in Retrospect: Paintings and Drawings," solo exhibition of works by retired art Professor John Ekstrom, through March 26. 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 March 22 and 23. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "2013 Undergraduate All-Student Show," through March 30, Main Galleries. "Folk Arts of the Caribbean," through May 19, Brainard Gallery. This exhibition serves as the basis for the Tarble's spring 2013 fifth-grade enrichment program for area schools, March 20 to May 17; presented in cooperation with the EIU Art Education program and underwritten by First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. 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. 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U. "Names Swallowed by the Cold: Hidden Histories of Arctic Exploration," through April 8, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-2290.
Urbana City Building. 400 S. Vine St. Urbana Public Arts Program's February through April "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Identities," features photographs by fifth-graders at Wiley Elementary School, through April 30. Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, http://urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.
Urbana Museum of Photography. 122-A W. Main St. "Photo-Secession" exhibit by local, regional and international contemporary photographic artists, through May 7. Regular hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.facebook.com/UrbanaMuseumOfPhotography.
Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center. Lake Land College, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon. Lake Land College Foundation's 34th annual Photography Show, through March 31. Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 to 2 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. 234-5363, 234-5376.
Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. "Colorful Spirit" by Lee Boyer, Michael Hoag, Evelyne Tardy and poet Natalie Kettleson, through April 11. Hours: 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. 328-9642, http://www.amarayoga.com.
Art Coop Gallery. 150 Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. "Interpretations of Green" by The Artisan 10+, through April 5. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 352-4562, http://www.facebook.com/artcoop.
Heartland Gallery. 112 W. Main St. , U. Jameson Irish Whiskey Tasting, 6 to 9 p.m. March 26. Hors d'oeuvres and soda bread, drawings for prizes, and freebies. Photos of Dublin O'Neil's Dublin distillery on display. Tickets $20. 337-4767.
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.