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Boneyard Arts Festival. April 11-14. April 11, University of Illinois campus. April 12 and 13, Champaign-Urbana. April 14, out and about in Champaign County. Presented by 40 North 88 West. Countywide celebration in more than 100 venues, from galleries and museums to cafes and dress shops. Sculptors, weavers, painters, glassblowers, filmmakers, photographers and other visual artists join musicians, actors, dancers, poets and performers showcasing their creativity. http://www.40north.org, http://www.facebook.com/boneyardarts.
Get Up and Go! Family Expo. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13, Mahomet-Seymour Fieldhouse, 302 W. State St., Mahomet. Martial arts, Zumba and Warhawks demonstrations, bingo, a balloon artist, action inflatables, face painting, cookie walk, carnival games and more. Interactive booths, health screenings, samples and giveaways. Admission $1. Portion of the proceeds goes to Mahomet Parks & Recreation. 586-3165.
'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.
The Virginia Theatre Open House. 1 to 5 p.m. April 13, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Free tours of the restored theater every 30 minutes; also an exhibit of historic artifacts and video presentations of the "before" work in progress. Free popcorn and a performance on the Wurlitzer pipe organ as you tour the historic theater.
The Midwest's biggest Color Carnival: Holi. 5 p.m. April 13, Business Instructional Facility Lawns at Sixth Street and Gregory Drive, Champaign. Hosted by Asha for Education in partnership with Delta Kappa Delta. One of India's biggest festivals. During Holi, people throw colored powder on one another to symbolize the coming of spring. This event will have food, performances, music and more. $14 at the gate; $2 discount for students; children are free. http://www.ashanet.org/uiuc/.
Spring Fling. 2 to 4 p.m. April 14, Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1907 N. Cunningham Ave., U. Fundraiser for American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. Twenty-five vendors from home-based businesses, raffles, door prizes and refreshments. 979-1504, http://www.relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL.
The Gargoyle Auction & Marketplace. Celebrating Uni teachers, 2 to 5 p.m. April 14, University Laboratory High School gym, 1212 W. Springfield Ave, U. Open to the public. Proceeds from auction will provide Uni High faculty support. $10, adults; $5, students. email@example.com, 300-1868.
Celebration: A Festival of the Arts. April 19 to 21, South Seventh Street between the Doudna Fine Arts Center and Buzzard Building, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Starts at 11:30 a.m. April 19 when the first band takes the stage and the food booths open. The last performance begins at 4 p.m. April 21. Variety of arts experiences for all ages. Musical performances, dance programs, an international fair, a children's art tent, and a fine arts fair on Saturday and Sunday. The art show features potters, jewelers, photographers, painters and sculptors. Also, a Hindu celebration of Holi, "Festival of Colors," 2 to 4 p.m. April 19, Library Quad. 581-2113, 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.
Clements Comedy Cafe. 7:30 p.m. April 27, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Comedy by Tony Clements and music by the Tons 'O' Fun Band. Those purchasing Diamond Circle tickets are invited to attend a pre-show reception at Boltini Lounge in downtown Champaign. Portion of its proceeds to the Champaign Parks Foundation. Tickets $15 and $20 (Diamond Circle). http://www.thevirginia.org.
Lake Land College Automotive Club's 16th Annual Car Show. May 4, Lake Land College campus, Mattoon. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing and music. Food and drinks offered. Registration, 9 a.m. until noon; $15 day of show or $10 by April 19 by visiting website. Stereo competition, 9 a.m. to noon; $20 initial entry fee with a $5 re-entry fee. Trophies awarded; winners announced, 3 p.m. Free admission to the public. 234-5306, http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/as/tec/Automotive/documents/prereg_form.pdf.
AsiaFest. 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 4, Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Asian American Cultural Center and Japan House cap off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this Asian celebration showcasing the rich diversity within Asian cultures. Traditional and modern performances include Bal Vihar, a children's singing group, the Philippine Student Association, RAAS team, Illini Awaazz A Capella and a Taiko performance. Interactive kimono demonstration. Cooking demonstrations, interactive cultural educational booths. Free. http://go.illinois.edu/aapi.
Urbana school district 116 Film Fest. 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 13, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Prairie Elementary School will showcase movies made by students and faculty. 367-4069.
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" target="_blank">http://http://www.csames.illinois.edu" target="_blank">http://http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
15th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival. April 17-21, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. "Days of Heaven," 7 p.m. April 17. "Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh" with short "To Music," at 1 p.m., "In the Family" at 4 p.m., "Bernie" at 9 p.m. April 18. "Oslo, August 31st" at 1 p.m., "The Ballad of Narayama" at 4 p.m., "Julia" at 8:30 p.m. April 19. "Blancanieves" at 11 a.m., "Kumare" at 2 p.m., "Escape from Tomorrow" at 5 p.m., "The Spectacular Now" at 9 p.m. April 20. "Not Yet Begun to Fight," noon April 21. Festival pass $145 plus processing fees. Individual tickets $14, students/seniors $12.398-2550, http://www.thevirginia.org.
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" target="_blank">http://http://www.csames.illinois.edu" target="_blank">http://http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
James Bond Film Festival. April 26, 27 and 28, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, U. Features both films and discussion of Ian Fleming's iconic British secret service agent. John Cork, a noted Bond film historian, will lead the discussions. A schedule of titles, times and activities at http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu. 244-3355.
Middle East Film Festival 2013. Double feature, 7 p.m. April 27, Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright St., U. "Jerry and Me" (Iran and the U.S.), 2012, 38 minutes. "The Circle" (Iran), 2000, 87 minutes. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the UI. Free. 244-7331, http://www.csames.illinois.edu" target="_blank">http://http://www.csames.illinois.edu" target="_blank">http://http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
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.
Krannert Uncorked. Boneyard Arts Festival opening night party, 5:30 p.m. April 11, lobby, Krannert Center. Marimba music from Jane Boxall. Tuscan Hills Winery will have beverage samples for this celebration of Champaign-Urbana's creative scene. 333-6280.
UI Percussion Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 11, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Prairie Breezes Presents: David Howie. 4:15 to 5 p.m. April 12, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Parents' Choice Award winner David Howie brings his guitar and shares original music and familiar tunes.
Traffic Jam: JD McPherson. 5 p.m. April 12, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
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 in advance, $10 day of show. 431-2444.
Kirtan with local musical group Maha Karuna. 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 12, Amara Yoga & Arts, 300 S. Broadway Ave, Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village (entrance on Vine Street side by Great Impasta), U. The event will begin with an explanation of what Kirtan is, followed by music. Musical instruments supplied for the public to join in. Attendees are also invited to bring along their own percussion instruments like shakers, drums and cymbals. Free. email@example.com.
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.
Conservatory of Central Illinois 23rd annual Playathon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Fundraising event for the conservatory. Winning groups from the annual Faucett Memorial Chamber Ensemble Festival, solo and ensemble performances on a variety of instruments and, at 1:15 p.m., the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra. Participants seek sponsorships for each minute they play. 356-9812.
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.
UI Women's Glee Club Moms Day Concert. 2 p.m. April 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Chris Vallillo and guest, Rocky Maffit. CD release concert, 3 p.m. April 13, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Celebrating "The Last Day of Winter," a recording of original and Americana roots. Vallillo is a singer/songwriter and folk musician; Maffi is a percussionist, singer/songwriter and author. http://www.urbanafreelibrary.org.
Music for a Cure. 7 to 11 p.m. April 13, Rose Bowl Tavern, 106 N. Race St., U. Featuring John Coppess, John McMahon, Anne Clements and Margaret Obrien. 50/50 raffle. Fundraiser for American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. 979-1504.
UI Black Chorus Moms Day Concert. 7:30 p.m. April 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$11. 333-6280.
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.
Ace Hood. 8:30 p.m. April 13, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. Tickets $25-$60. 431-2444.
Philo Country Music Show. 3 p.m. April 14, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison St., Philo. Branson-style, family-oriented, 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. 274-3888, 714-7394.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. 8 p.m. April 14, 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.
UI Trombone Choir. 7:30 p.m. April 16, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Phillip Phillips. Recent winner of "American Idol," 8 p.m. April 16. Lantz Arena, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Tickets $20, EIU students; $23, general public. 581-5122.
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.
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 and the 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.
Sam Araya with Aduro Trio.7:30 to 9 p.m. April 19, UI Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Community Center for the Arts faculty member, Araya, will perform with his friends in the Aduro Trio (Kelly Moore and Amanda Ramey) for their final Artist Diploma recital. Free.
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 Centennial High School's band program. Featuring Centennial's Concert Band, Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band and Centennial Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble. 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.
Fundraiser for Alice (Conner) Stonebraker. 6 p.m. April 20, VFW, Liberty Street, Covington, Ind. Live band, food, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, bake sale/auction. Stonebraker of Covington, who has worked at the Beef House restaurant for over 20 years, is receiving treatment for stage 3 colon cancer. Freewill donation. 765-793-7915, 765-793-8029.
'Cirque de la Symphonie.' Presented by Danville Symphony Orchestra, 6:30 p.m. April 20, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. While the Cirque artists perform awe-inspiring feats, the DSO musicians will perform pops favorites. 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.
Bellflower Country Opry. '50s and '60s show, 7 p.m. April 20, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Put on your poodle skirts and your leather jackets for an evening of rock 'n' roll. Doors open, 6 p.m. Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free. 898-7493. 309-722-3497.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 20, Krannert Center, Urbana. Great Hall Series. Tickets $10-$53. 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. Moye Chen, piano, 3 p.m. April 21, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Sunday Salon Series. Tickets $5-$39. 333-6280.
Parkland Concert Band and Bloomington-Normal Community Concert Band. 3 p.m. April 21, Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St., U.
Saving Abel. With guests, Hurt, Smile Empty Soul, Art of Dying, 7 p.m. April 21, Bryant Industries Theater, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. Tickets $20. 431-2444.
Rocky Maffit, percussionist and performer. "A Life of Rhythm," 11 a.m. to noon April 22, 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 open to the public. Rescheduled from March 25. 234-5087.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. 8 p.m. April 22, Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Features Guitarist/singer Matt Heaton and Irish flute player/singer Shannon Heaton. Tickets $10, $15. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts.
'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 take to the stage to share their love of music. Tickets $11, $16, $21. Limited $30 Gold Circle seats, $60 Sunny Seats. $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.
UI Jazz Band II. 7:30 p.m. April 23, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Trombone Ensemble.7:30 p.m. April 24, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI University Band and UI Campus Band. 7:30 p.m. April 24, Foellinger Great Hall. Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
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.
UI Harding Symphonic Band and UI Hindsley Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. April 25, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Vocal Ensemble.7:30 p.m. April 25, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Steel Band and I-Pan.7:30 p.m. April 25, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Party at Dave's. Featuring Battery (Metallica tribute), X-Krush, Heel Dragger. 7 p.m. April 26, Bryant Industries Theater, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. Emceed by John Jansky. Tickets $10. 431-2444.
Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. April 26, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Guest artists Dmitry Kouzov, cello, and J. David Harris, clarinet. Final performance in the series. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280.
UI Concert Jazz Band.7:30 p.m. April 26, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
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.
UI Latin Jazz Ensemble. 3 p.m. April 27, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Band III. 7:30 p.m. April 27, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Varsity Men's Glee Club. 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Pygmalion Afterglow: Grandkids and Sun Stereo. 9:30 p.m. April 27, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Jason Crabb in concert. 6 p.m. April 27, Danville High School auditorium, Danville. Dove Award Winner. All net proceeds donated to Hand to Plow Ministries to build homes in Haiti. General admission $10-$15. http://www.itickets.com or 5 Loaves 2 Fish Book Cottage, 717 N. Gilbert St., Danville. 443-7289.
UI Jazz Combo Concert I. 3 p.m. April 28, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Philharmonia. 7:30 p.m. April 28, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Band IV. 7:30 p.m. April 28, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. April 30, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Saxophone Ensemble and UI Jazz Guitar Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 30, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. May 1, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Combo Concert II. 7:30 p.m. May 1, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Krannert Uncorked with the Olivia Flanigan Quintet, jazz. 5 p.m. May 2, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Kim Biehl, 8 p.m. May 3, 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.
Parkland Orchestra and Parkland Wind Ensemble. May Concert, 7 p.m. May 6, Parkland Theater, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, C. Free and open to the public.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Halie W. Bagwell, 8 p.m. May 10, 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.
Parkland Chamber Singers and Parkland Chorus.Choral Spring Concert, 7 p.m. May 11, Parkland Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, C. Free and open to the public.
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.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Pam and Polly (The Kilmer Sisters), 8 p.m. May 17, 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.
Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, through May 2, Illini Union, Room 200, 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. 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.
Blues dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight April 12, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Lesson, 8 p.m. BluesCENTRAL's Second Friday Blues. http://www.sites.google.com/site/dancebluescentral, DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
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.
Blues dancing. 8 p.m. to midnight April 20, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Hosted by bluesCENTRAL. Music by The Diva and The Dude, local duo of Kathy Harden and Andy Baylor. Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; The Diva and The Dude, 9 p.m. Band breaks DJ'd by Jeff Mundinger. $10; students, $8. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Singles/couples dance. 5 to 8 p.m. April 21, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
'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.
Spring Ballroom Dance. "Shall We Dance," sponsored by the Bismarck Dance Club, 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 27, Bismarck High School gym (driveway east side), Bismarck. Music by the Kevin Turner Band. Cost $10. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kalyx Barn Dance. 7 p.m. to midnight April 27, Kalyx Center, 436 E. 1300 N Road, Monticello. Midnight Barn Dance. Potluck, 5:30 p.m. New dancer orientation, 6:30 p.m. Bonfire, 9:30 p.m. 359-8225, email@example.com, http://urbana-contra.org.
Tango Society of Central Illinois. Milonga Sentimental, 7 to 11:30 p.m. April 27, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Tango lesson, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tango social dancing, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost: $7, $10 with lesson; students $5, $7 with lesson. http://www.centraltango.com, Tango.Society@gmail.com, http://facebook.com/UCATango.
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.
Blues dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. May 5, Emerald City Lounge, 118 N. First St., C. Beginner lesson, 6 p.m. DJ. BluesCENTRAL's first Sunday blues; through December. Free. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Students from Urbana schools. Performing as part of the Boneyard Arts Festival, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 11 and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 13, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Prairie Elementary School Dance, 3:30 p.m.; Leal Elementary School Chorus, 4:30 p.m. April 11. Yankee Ridge Elementary School Dance and Chorus, 1:30 p.m.; Leal Elementary School Dance, 2 p.m. April 13.
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.
Fourth annual Turn It UP! variety show. 7 to 11 p.m. April 12, 88 Broadway, 142 Lincoln Square, Urbana. Supporting The UP Center of Champaign County and local LGBTQA efforts. Tickets in advance, students and youths $5, and adults, $7; at the door, $7 and $10. Raffles. 550-4248, TurnItUP@unitingpride.org.
Ninth annual Malignant Humor Festival. 7 p.m. April 12 and 8 p.m. April 13, Courtyard Cafe, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Sponsored by Spicy Clamato and the Courtyard Cafe. "Comedy slots" lasting about 25 minutes apiece. Locally known ensembles Potted Meat, DeBono and the Titanic Players performing in addition to Spicy Clamato, plus groups from many out-of-state universities. Free.
Zoo Improv. "Fuzzy Fridays," 8 p.m. every Friday, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. Intermediate Workshoppers and Dysfunction Junction, April 12. Spicy Clamato, April 19. Titanic Players — Swivel Hip, April 26. 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.
Gypsy Hips Belly Dance Troupe and other dancers. Belly dancing, 2 to 4 p.m. April 13, The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., U. Part of the Boneyard Arts Festival. All proceeds donated to the Champaign County Humane Society. http://www.GypsyHips.com.
Studiodance II 2013. Dance at Illinois Series, 7 and 9 p.m. April 18, 19 and 20; Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $7-$14. 333-6280.
Indonesian World Fest Performance. Featuring Cudamani, a Balinese musical and dance ensemble, 11 a.m. April 24, Luther Student Center Theater, Lake Land College campus, Mattoon. Hosted by the college, in coordination with Arts Midwest World Fest and the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public. http://www.artsmidwestworldfest.org, 234-5270.
VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 25, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Featuring fiction writers and poets. 333-1861.
Poetry reading. 7 to 8 p.m. April 25, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Michael La Due will talk about the art of poetry and read from his own work at this National Poetry Month celebration.
Indian Student Association's annual India Night. 7 p.m. April 27, Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., U. Show celebrating the South Asian talent at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Wide array of talent and a diversity of performances. More 150 students participating.
'Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete World of Sports (Abridged).' 7:30 p.m. April 27, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$30. 333-6280.
'Cinderella.' Champaign Urbana Ballet, 7:30 p.m. May 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 2 p.m. May 5, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $8-$24. 356-9063, 355-7317, http://www.cuballet.com.
Myth and Magic. 1 to 2:45 p.m. May 4, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Experience the museum through a tour based on dance, story and theater. Performer/teller Shannon Epplett and dancer/teacher Tanya Picard and students join storyteller Kim Sheahan for a journey into ancient Greek drama, American Indian storytelling and European Renaissance court performance. For visitors fifth grade and above. Free, but reservations required. 244-3355, email@example.com.
Zoo Improv. "Fuzzy Fridays," 8 p.m. Fridays, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. No show, May 3. Zoo Improv Celebrates 8 Years!, May 10. 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.
'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, email@example.com.
'Cloud 9.' Comedy produced by Eastern Illinois University's Theatre Department, continues 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12 and 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.
'Clouds.' New Revels Players and the Department of the Classics, 8 p.m. April 12 and 13; Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., C. Comedy by Aristophanes. $5 at the door. 708-813-8852, 309-229-0258, email@example.com.
'Godspell, Jr.' The North Ridge Middle School Theater Company, 6:30 pm. April 14, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1101 N. Vermilion St., Danville. "Godspell, Jr." is the young people's version of the classic rock opera "Godspell." Free. 442-2915.
'Hairspray.' Centennial High Playmakers, 7 p.m. April 11, 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. April 14; Aldridge Auditorium, Centennial High School, 913 Crescent Drive, C. Tickets $5-$8. 351-3951, aldridsu2champaignschools.org.
'Hairspray.' 2013 Moms Weekend musical presented by the Illini Union Board, 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.
'Or.' Comedy presented by The Celebration Company, continues 8 p.m. April 11, 12 and 13; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000.
'Spring Awakening.'UI Department of Theatre, Broadway musical, 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 and 3 p.m. April 21; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Meet the cast and the production staff, after the performance April 11, in the lobby. Free talkback after the performance, April 13. Tickets $9-$16. 333-6280.
'Unnecessary Farce.' Continues 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, April 11 to 14; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'Zara, Or Who Killed the Queen of the Silent Screen?' Red Mask Players mystery, continues 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.
'Beauty and the Beast.' Artistic Repertory Theatre, musical, 7 p.m. April 27 and 2 p.m. April 28, Hoopeston Area High School Auditorium, Orange Street/Route 9, Hoopeston. Tickets $10. 283-6553.
'Cinderella — The Musical.' Schlarman Academy Players' spring musical, 7 p.m. April 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. April 21; North Campus gym, Schlarman Academy, 2112 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets $3.50-$5. 442-2725.
'Into the Woods.' Central High Children's Theater, 7 p.m. April 17 to 20 and 2:30 April 21; Decker Theater, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University Ave., C. Musical by Stephen Sondheim. Funny, but sometimes dark comedy, only Act I is suggested for children. Cost $5-$10. email@example.com.
'Out of Order.' 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, April 18 to June 2; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'Play of Antichrist.' 4 p.m. April 19 and 10 a.m. April 20; McFarland Memorial Bell Tower, South Quad of the UI. Performed as a part of the "Performing the Middle Ages" symposium hosted by the Program in Medieval Studies at the UI. Free. 305-586-8191, firstname.lastname@example.org
'Spirits of Suspicion.' Romantic comedy mystery play, 7 to 9 p.m. April 20; VFW Post 2876 Hall, 9 S. Main St., Villa Grove. Presented by Camargo Township District Library. Tickets $5, includes food served during intermission. 832-5211, 832-8045.
'Steel Magnolias.' DHS Players' spring production, 7 p.m. April 19 and 20; Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Tickets $3-$5. 444-1500.
'Alibis.' Rantoul Theatre Group, a murder mystery whodunit, 7:30 p.m. May 10 and 11, 2 p.m. May 12, 8 p.m. May 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 19; Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., Rantoul. Tickets $7-$10. 892-1121, http://www.rtgonline.org.
'Alice in Wonderland.' 7 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27; the High School of St. Thomas More, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C. Inventive adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic, featuring original music and lyrics written by the music and drama students. An UnBirthday Tea Party, 1 p.m. April 27; kids can enjoy refreshments while meeting and posing for photos with costumed characters, and the cast will perform scenes from the show; reserve by April 19, 637-1249. 819-5721.
'The Ghost of Canterville Hall.' Red Mask Players, comedy, May-13-18; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Spring 2013 children's show. 442-5858, email@example.com.
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.' Parkland Theatre, solve-it-yourself musical, 7:30 p.m. April 24 to 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. Opening night, April 24, "pay what you can." May 2, all tickets half price. 351-2528, http://www.parkland.edu/theatre, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Next to Normal.' The Celebration Company, a rock musical, 8 p.m. April 25 to 28, May 1 to 5, 8 to 11; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000.
'Once Upon a Mattress.' Chrisman High School Drama Club musical, 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27, Chrisman High School, 23231 Illinois Highway 1 North, Chrisman. Adults, $6; youths, $3. 269-2823.
'Promises, Promises.' Danville Light Opera, 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 28; Danville Area Community College, Bremer Auditorium, Danville. Tickets $19, adults; $14, students. 431-1660, http://www.danvillelightopera.com.
'Story of a Rape Survivor.' Presented by performers from the Chicago-based sexual assault advocacy organization, A Long Walk Home Inc., 7:30 p.m. April 23; Lincoln Hall Theater. ALWH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end sexual violence. Free. http://go.illinois.edu/saam2013.
'Theatre de L'Oeil: 3-Legged Tale.' Krannert Center Youth Series performance, 4 p.m. April 24; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $5. 333-6280.
'The Threepenny Opera.'UI School of Music Opera Program, 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27 and 3 p.m. April 28; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$26. Libretto: 6:30 p.m. April 27 and 2 p.m. April 28, Krannert Room; $6.50 (ticket includes dessert and a beverage). 333-6280.
Outdoors / nature
Moms Weekend Observatory Open House. 8 to 10 p.m. April 12, UI Campus Observatory, 901 S. Mathews Ave., U. Hosted by UI Astronomical Society. Look through university's historic telescope to see the night sky. Only open if the skies are clear. email@example.com.
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 where prizes and awards will be announced. Registration fee $25 before April 5, $30 after April 5. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/index.html, Blackford2@illinois.edu, 333-7672.
Illini Veterans Memorial 5K Run/Walk. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13, UI Arboretum, Urbana. Race day registration, 8 a.m.; $35/$20. 5K race and run/walk, 10:15 a.m. Join the Illini Veterans in supporting wounded veterans by raising donations for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education soon to arrive on campus. 708-935-8147, http://www.illinivetsmemorial5k.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Yoga Hike. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 13, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Hike highlights breathing and meditation techniques, and emphasizes therapeutic movements for walkers, hikers and runners. Rain date, May 18. $20, adults; $15, students/seniors. Registration required. email@example.com, 896-2455.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 649-6861.
Second Wind Running Club Summer Fun Runs. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. A timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15 minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile. Held during daylight savings hours only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org.
Twin City Garden Club — April Wildflower Walk. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 20, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Visit the Hansen Wildflower Trail with Donna Wagner as guide. Meet at the Race Street parking lot. 328-5956.
Kirby Derby. May 11, starts and ends at Forest Preserve Park, Monticello. Runs through State Street and downtown. 5K and 10K run, 5K recreational walk, 8 a.m. and kids' race (for 10 and younger), 10 a.m. Race day registration, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Entry fee $30 before May 9, $35 at packet pickup, 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Kirby Medical Center or on race day. Kids' race is free. 762-1513, http://www.KirbyHealth.org.
Fifth annual Bird Migration Festival. May 11, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Bird Language 101 workshop: 9 to 11 a.m., Interpretive Center. Mist Netting with Jason Fisher: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Interpretive Center. Main event and live raptors, 1 to 4 p.m., Walnut Hill Shelter. Live raptors, crafts, hikes, live entertainment, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 896-2455, email@example.com.
Saturday Morning Nature Hike for Kids. 9 to 10 a.m. May 11, Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Join the Lake of the Woods naturalist for a hike through the Botanical Gardens and Rayburn-Purnell Woods. Learn to identify some trees, look for wildlife. Dress for the weather. $3. Registration required. 586-2612, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird Language 101 Workshop. 9 to 11 a.m. May 11, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Learn the keys to understanding bird voices and body language, and spend some time outside observing. $10. Register by May 10. 896-2455, email@example.com.
Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Starwatch. 8 p.m. to midnight May 11, Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E., Penfield. Meet at 8 p.m. at the Activity Center for a short presentation by Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake. Then drive to the North Waterfowl Management Area to view the sky. Weather permitting, the program will go until midnight. No cloud date. Free. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Let's Go Fly a Kite!' 2 to 5 p.m. May 12, Dodds Soccer Complex, Dodds Park, Champaign. Grab a kite, and fly it at Dodds Park for the second annual kite festival. Free. No registration. 398-2550.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Opening reception of "The Petals & Paintings" celebration and museum fundraiser, 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 12; floral displays, music by Briggs Houchins Trio, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction; $75, 244-0516. The exhibition, open to the public for viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 and noon to 5 p.m. April 14. Docent-led tours on April 13, beginning 10 a.m. "School of Art+Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition," opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 13, through April 28. "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. "Unconventional Bond: The Strange Life of Casino Royale on Film Exhibit" opens April 16, through June 13. "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 Edgar County Student Art Show," through April 28. 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.
I&I Historic Farm Museum. 309 E. Busey St., Penfield. Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 595-5413 or 863-2681, http://www.antiquefarm.org.
Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Boneyard Arts Festival, 1 to 5 p.m. April 14. Discover emerging and established local artists. Hear live music, experiment with art and see the works of local artists. Free. 586-2612.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. "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. More than 13,000 square feet of exhibits with items from the pre-Revolutionary War period through the current operations in Afghanistan. Recently remodelled areas include a new section on veterans' scrapbooks and diaries, Civil War display, a combat weapons display for all wars, plus additional items in the 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. 431-0034, email@example.com, http://www.vcwm.org.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $3-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, April 12 through 26. — Main feature: "Dawn of the Space Age," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through May 18. — Children's feature: "Flight Adventures," 7 p.m. Saturdays, 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. "Many Cultures, One Community," a group exhibit by Ian Wang, Selena Wang, Rashmi Kapoor, Vivia Tran, Hua Nian, Amrita Bamrah, Lei Shanbhag, Joy Yang, Jason Xing, Siti-Mariah Jackson, Cheryl Chau and Hermia Soo. Reception, 6 p.m. April 11. Through July 1. In conjunction with the Boneyard Arts Festival. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-9300, go.illinois.edu/aacc.
Beads N Botanicals. 117 N. Broadway Ave., U. Boneyard Arts Festival, with sculptures by artist Harrington Peguero, a sculptor, painter and freelance professional photographer, April 12-14. "Meet the Artist" reception, 3 to 4 p.m. (or later), April 13. The Trikhala Bellydance Troupe, 1 to 2 p.m. April 13. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 365-9355.
Community Center for the Arts. 103 N. Race St., U. Boneyard Arts Festival Open House and Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. Features the work of five local artists: Sarah Keenan-Jones, mixed media; Carmen A. Egolf, mixed media; Lindsey Fields, ceramics; Lisa Clemons, textiles; and Erich Hehn, film photography. Tour C4A's classrooms and observe student lessons; light refreshments. Free. 384-5150, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.c-4a.org.
Danville Art League. 320 N. Franklin St., Danville. "Veterans Experience 2013" art exhibit by veterans receiving services from the VA in Danville as well as VA outpatient clinics in Decatur, Mattoon, Springfield and Peoria, and West Lafayette, Ind. Through April 27. Presented by the Danville Art League and the Recreation Therapy Service at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System. Hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday. http://www.danvilleartleague.com.
Fisher Community Center. 100 E. School St., Fisher. Boneyard Arts Festival, 1 to 4 p.m. April 14. Variety of displays, featuring artists from the Fisher-Dewey area: Maggie Rae Kirby, paintings; Miranda Largo Ottney, drawings; Shelby Clanton, sketches and paintings; Barbara Maxwell, ceramics, jewelry and metalwork; and Penny Thompson, jewelry. Also, artwork by Fisher Grade School first- to fifth-grade art classes. Music by Cherokee County Line (top 40 country, Southern rock, originals), 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments. 309-846-4745.
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.
Interpretive Center. Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Boneyard Arts Festival, 1 to 5 p.m. April 14. One-of-a-kind works by local artists on display and for sale. Visitors can experiment creating their own works of art with items from nature. Bring your own camera and art supplies; wildlife and scenery provided. All ages. Free. 896-2455, email@example.com.
Murphy Gallery. University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. "Forms," a Boneyard Arts Festival event by emerging artists Heather Gode, Jessica Rojas and Kristina Sandefur, all from the UI School of Art + Design, opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 11. Through May 5. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. http://www.universityymca.org/art.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Parkland College Art and Design Student Exhibition," through May 4. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 11, gallery lounge; awards ceremony, 7 p.m. Music by Parkland Guitar Ensemble. 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. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "2013 Graduate Art Exhibition," through April 28, 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. "Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier: Reflections through Art and Artifacts," opening with Historical Administration Symposium reception in atrium, 7 to 9 p.m. April 12; April 13 to July 7, eGallery. 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. "Casino Royale and Beyond: Sixty Years of Ian Fleming's Literary Bond" opens April 12, through July 12, Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Gala exhibition opening presentation, 3 p.m. April 12, Room 66. As part of the universitywide series "The Birth of Bond: Ian Fleming's Casino Royale at 60," a talk by Ian Fleming Foundation co-founder Mike VanBlaricum, highlighting backstories of items on display, the evolution of his collection and an overview of the series' exhibitions and events. Reception to follow in the Rare Book and 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.
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, ends April 11. "Color Of Cultures" by the Champaign-Urbana International Artist Group, opening reception, 1 to 3 p.m. April 13, through June 11. Performances at the opening, 2 to 3 p.m., include dance, music, face painting, henna arts and artist talks. 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. "Something I Love," opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 12, as part of the Boneyard Arts Festival. Over 800 submissions. Through May 12. 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.
Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. New glass sculpture by Alexander Fekete, former U of I glass professor, through May 4. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 367-3711, http://www.cinemagallery.cc.
Heartland Gallery. 112 W. Main St., U. "Nick Cragoe: Celtic and Norse Art and Design," opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 12, through May 11. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 337-4767, http://www.heartland-gallery.com.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 East University Ave., C. "A Geologist's Life: The Photography of Dr. William W. Shilts," continues with Part II, April 15-17; Part III, April 22-24. "abCU: Letters, Words and Wisdom 2013," Champaign-Urbana Design Organization's fourth annual typography exhibit and fundraiser, opening reception, 6 to 10 p.m. April 12. Crafted by artists, designers and anyone with a love for typography. Part of the Boneyard Arts Festival. "Total Art," 8 p.m. April 13; documentation of works projected on a screen, with interviews by artists.
'Art of Science 3.0: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology.' Presented by the Institute for Genomic Biology at the UI, opening reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 18; 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 19-21. 898-4646, http://www.indi-go-art.com.
Kalarte Gallery. Inside Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. "Folk Art and Crafts from Around the World," April 12 through May 18. Folk paintings, votive paintings, woodcarvings, ceramics and other craft items from Mexico, Guatemala, South America, India, Indonesia, Africa and elsewhere. Open, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 12 and 13 for the Boneyard Arts Festival, and participating in Heartland Gallery's reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 12. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. http://kalarte.com, email@example.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.