Entertainment listings, April 25-May 2
A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.
Arthur Amish Country Quilt Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27, Otto Center, a half-mile south of downtown Arthur on County Line Road. More than 100 entries. Merchant-vendor area. Miniclasses: "Aprons and Hot Pads" and "A Very Quick Baby Quilt" on April 25; "A Reversible Purse" and "Hourglass Pillow With Overlapped Backing and Rickrack," April 26; preregistration required, 543-2287. Auction at 1 p.m. April 27, and raffle drawing that afternoon. Admission $3.
Bark at the Clark. 3 p.m. April 27, Clark Bar, 207 W. Clark St., C. Bring your dog and howl it up. A $25 donation gets you and your dog into the canine carnival. Prizes awarded for: best dog bonnet, best dog (or human) trick, best dog and owner lookalikes. Pet parade and cupcake dog walk. Spectators welcome; $5 suggested donation or pet food. Event photos available. All proceeds go to Piatt County Animal Shelter. Register your pet. 840-1984.
Clements Comedy Cafe. 7:30 p.m. April 27, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Doors open, 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.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Flower Sale. Noon to 4 p.m. May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4, Indian Acres Swim Club, 1 Arrow Road, C. Net proceeds will benefit the CUScholars Program through the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation. 352-9873, 384-5121.
Lake Land College Automotive Club's annual Car Show. Registration, 9 a.m. until noon May 4, Lake Land College campus, Mattoon. A family-friendly event. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing and music. Food and drinks offered. Stereo competition, 9 a.m. to noon; $20 initial entry fee with a $5 re-entry fee. Trophies awarded; winners announced, 3 p.m. Registration fee on day of the show, $15. Free admission. 234-5306, http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/as/tec/Automotive/documents/prereg_form.pdf..
Third annual 18th Street Block Party. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4, Charleston. Local businesses celebrate spring with a special day for shoppers and families. Shopping specials, food vendors and live music. Acoustic music by The Black and Blue Band, featuring Jackie Lawson and Tad Freezland, noon to 2:30 p.m. at Home Again Consignment Shop, 830 18th St.
World War II Remembrance Days. May 4 and 5, Kennekuk County Park, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Danville. http://www.vccd.org.
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.
I Sing the Body Electric Arts and Health Festival. 1 to 4 p.m. May 5, Danville Area Community College, Vermilion Hall, Room 306, 2000 E. Main St., Danville. Teens from 10 Vermilion County high schools, Kenneth D. Bailey Academy, College Express — DACC, and Young Women Aware will exhibit health-based art projects. Panel of judges will critique all of the completed projects, and the winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. An outreach program of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center's Foundation. Free. 442-6594, http://www.presencehealth.org/ising.
Spring Anglo-Viking Gathering. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12, Forest Glen Pioneer Cabin area, near Westville. Free.
Heyworth HeyDays. 5 to 10 p.m. May 16, 6 to 11:30 p.m. May 17, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. May 18 and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19, downtown Heyworth. Fun for the entire family. Carnival, food, and entertainment all weekend. Community garage sales on Saturday. Entertainment includes: Joe Zaklan at 5:30 p.m., Jury's Out at 8 p.m. May 17; Ariel Petrie at 12:15 p.m., Quick Draw and Whiskers at 2:30 p.m., The New Rural Route 3 at 5 p.m., Tailgate at 8 p.m. May 18; gospel music, noon May 19. 309-473-2811, http://www.heyworth-il.gov/heydays, http://www.enjoyillinois.com.
21st annual Building Fair. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C. The free and award-winning event gives children an entertaining and educational introduction to the building trades and coincides with Historic Preservation Week. Participate in a rich heritage in the arts, building trades and community history, and get hands-on understanding of the built environment. 352-5895, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.orpheumkids.com.
A&E Duck Dynasty. 5 p.m. May 18 and 10:45 a.m. May 19, David S. Palmer Arena, Danville. Cellular One of East Central Illinois is bringing Jase and Si Robertson, stars of A&E's hit reality series "Duck Dynasty" for two appearances in Danville to benefit the Kennekuk Environmental Education Center. Portion of the proceeds will benefit Kennekuk Environmental Education Center. Tickets $30. 877-772- 5425, http://www.palmerarena.com.
James Bond Film Festival. April 26, 27 and 28, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., 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.
Illini Independent Film Festival. 1 to 7 p.m. April 27, the Armory, Room 101, 505 E. Armory Drive, C. A student-run festival showcasing films created by UIUC filmmakers as well as from around the country. Featuring everything from two-minute comedy shorts to a feature-length film. Free. email@example.com, http://iifilmfestival.wix.com/illiniiff, http://www.facebook.com/IIFFUIUC.
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.
'Civility from a 6th-Grade Perspective: A Red Carpet Event.' 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 1, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Students from Edison Middle School will premiere the videos they created promoting civility in this special event. Creation of the videos was inspired by the library's Civility Week, April 7 to 13.
Community showing. "A Place at the Table," 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 3, The Vineyard Church, 1500 Lincoln Ave., U. In honor of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank's 30th anniversary, the food bank is teaming up with Junior League of Champaign-Urbana to hold a free viewing of this documentary. 328-3663, ext. 17.
Movies in the Park. Dusk May 31, Wabash Park, 500 Wabash Ave., Rantoul. "WALL-E." Rated G. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 893-3323. http://www.rantoulchamber.com.
Rock Out Against Rape. 8 p.m. to midnight April 26, Mike 'n' Molly's, 105 N. Market St., C. A night of music benefiting Rape Advocacy, Counseling and Education Services, featuring music by The Curses, Mille Nomi, Year of the Bobcat and DJ Isaac Arms. Raffle tickets $5 or five for $20. Prizes drawn at 10 p.m., do not need to be present to win. http://www.cu-races.org, 344-6298.
C4A Live at Indi Go concert series. "Romantic Strings Concert," 7 p.m. April 25, Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C. Presented by Community Center for the Arts. Featuring performances by Sam Araya, Igor Kalnin, Amy Flores, Aaron Jacobs, Tatiana Shustova and several advanced students from Jacobs' studio. Free. 384-5150, http://www.c-4a.org.
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.
Cudamani. Music and dance ensemble from Bali, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. This concert concludes the Balinese group's weeklong stay in Charleston as part of Arts Midwest World Fest. Tickets $10. 581-3110, http://www.eiu.edu/doudna.
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.
Central Illinois Children's Chorus. The 35th annual Spring Concert, 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 28, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Featuring all four of its ensembles: Music Makers, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Youth Chorale. Admission $5; youths 18 and younger, free. 359-3268.
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.
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.
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.
Westville High School Spring Concert. Featuring the Concert Band, Concert Chorus and the Singing Tigers, 7 p.m. May 2, Westville High School, new gym.
'Suono Mobile 81: Distant Counterpoint.' 7:30 p.m. May 2, Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. Philipp Blume, voice and objects; Frank Horger, audio and video media; Nathan Mandel, saxophone; Aaron Romm, trumpet; Kyra Saltman, cello; Sun-Young Gemma Shin, violin; and Drew Whiting, saxophone. Free, donations welcome.
May Day at Allerton. 6 to 8 p.m. May 3, Brick Wall Garden, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello. First Friday Concert Series presented by the University of Illinois Employees Credit Union. Featuring the Spudhunters (traditional Celtic music). Rain location: Allerton Barn. Food and drink available. $5/person or $10/family suggested donation at the gate. 333-3287.
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
Melvin Music Show. Featuring Back Paiges, 7 p.m. May 4, Melvin Community Hall. Doors open, 6 p.m. Food available for sale. 388-2853.
Music from the Magellanic Clouds. 8:30 p.m. May 3, William M. Staerkel Planetarium, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Group consisting of Halim Beere, Ming-ching Chiu, Leon Harrell, Barry Morse, John Nichols and Allen Wu, all graduate music composition students at the UI, perform electronic and acoustic material using laptop computers to generate soundscapes. Admission $5, free for Friends of Staerkel Planetarium members. 351-2446.
The Prairie Ensemble. "Conductor's Choice," 7:30 p.m. May 4, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Bernhard Scully, UI horn professor, featured soloist in the horn concerto. Concert conversation with music director Kevin Kelly, 7 p.m. Tickets $18; $8, children and students with ID. 355-9077, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.PrairieEnsemble.org.
Archaea Tree Ensemble. "After the Light," 3 p.m. May 5, Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. The ensemble's inaugural concert, featuring Andy Miller, vibraphone and percussion; Erin Brooker, harp; Jennifer Shanahan, flutes; and Jeff Zahos, percussion. Cover: sliding scale $1-$7.
Parkland Orchestra and Parkland Wind Ensemble. May concert, 7 p.m. May 6, Parkland Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, C. Free and open to the public.
Soft Spoken. 5 to 9 p.m. May 10, Eastland Suites, 1907 N. Cunningham Ave., U. In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, BackStage Access presents smooth jazz/neo-soul artists, Soft Spoken, performing chart-topping hits from Jill Scott, Frankie Beverly, Erykah Badu and more. $5 donation at the door.
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.
The Chorale. Young Artist Scholarship Concert, "World Class," 7 p.m. May 12, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Celebrating their 30th season, The Chorale plans a concert presentomg 2013 scholarship winners Caitlin Richardson and Celia Williams. Honorable mention awards to Samantha Wells, Kathleen Myers and Emily Margevich. Former scholarship winners soprano Elizabeth Treat and tenor Davion Williams will perform. Donations to the scholarship fund are welcome. http://www.thechorale.org.
Krannert Uncorked. With the Painkillers (blues), 5 p.m. May 16, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. A sextet delivering bold tunes in traditional Chicago and Southern style — plus wine samples from Bacaro. Free. 333-6280.
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
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Rodman Rail, guitar, bass, percussion and vocals (songs from John Denver, Eagles, James Taylor and more), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 17, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, http://www.kickapoolanding.com
Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Polly and Pam, 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
Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival. Noon May 18, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 425 E, Arcola. Music starting at noon, featuring Audie Blaylock and Redline, David Davis and The Warrior River Boys, The Brocks (C.W., Molly and Jesse) and Mackville. Bands start at noon and perform an afternoon and evening concert. Bring your instruments. Bluegrass jamming is welcomed and encouraged inside the park, except in the concert area. Bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, music will be in the Big Red Barn. $15 adults, $6 children. 268-4106, 460-1439, http://www.rockome.com.
Parkland POPS May Concert. 1 p.m. May 19, Parkland Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, C. Free and open to the public.
Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana. Performance of "Judas Maccabeus," 7:30 p.m. May 19, Recital Hall, Smith Music Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. The BACH chorus and orchestra will join guest soloists and the Chamber Chorus of the Central Illinois Children's Choir to perform a virtual hit parade of some of Handel's most famous airs and choruses. Adults, $20; students, $10; http://www.baroqueartists.org/tickets/.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Strings Attached (bluegrass, mountain gospel, old-time, other favorites and bad jokes), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 24, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Bement Country Opry Band.With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. May 24, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. May 31: Linda Thomas. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring The Oakwood Boys (blues, original and popular music), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 28, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, http://www.kickapoolanding.com
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Mitchells Bluegrass and Gospel, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 31, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. May 28: The Oakwood Boys (blues, original and popular music). Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, http://www.kickapoolanding.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.
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.
Danville Area Super Singles and Couples Dance. 7 to 11 p.m. April 27, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 8 Pine St., Danville. Music by J.R. Entertainment and Karaoke by David. Bring a snack to share and $5 for the DJ. 759-7872, 267-3601.
'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.
Urbana Country Dancers' 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. 7 to 11:30 p.m. April 27, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Introductory tango lesson, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tango social dancing, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Light refreshments served. Cost: $7, $10 with lesson; students $5, $7 with lesson. Lesson is preview of Foundations of Tango course starting May 16. Tango.Society@gmail.com, http://www.centraltango.com.
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. 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.
Blues dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight May 10, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Intermediate lesson, 8 p.m. BluesCENTRAL's Second Friday Blues. http://www.sites.google.com/site/dancebluescentral, DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Festival of the English May. 2 to 10 p.m. May 18, The Anderson's Barn, 2206 N. Brownfield Road, U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers will hold a dance to celebrate the coming of summer. Outdoor games, a maypole dance, Boneyard Morris Dancers performance, a potluck dinner and an evening of English dances from the 1600s. Music by The Flatland Consort and Friends. For dancers of all ages. All dances taught. Partners and experience are not needed. Costumes of any sort welcome, but not required. Free. 359-8225, 344-6802, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org/mayfest.html.
Singles/Couples Dance. 5 to 8 p.m. May 19, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
English Country Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m., May 25, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission is $2. 359-8225, email@example.com, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 25, Sidney Town Hall, Sidney. Line and couples, singles welcome. Fourth Saturday of each month. Admission $5. 351-4110.
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.
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.
Zoo Improv. "Fuzzy Fridays," 8 p.m. every Friday, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. 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.
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 UI 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!" on 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.
'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. 819-5721.
'As Thyself.' New Revels Players, 8 p.m. April 27 and 28; Illini Union Courtyard Cafe, 1401 W. Green St., U. An original student play by Isla van Tricht. Tickets $3 for students (with an iCard), $5 for everyone else. 815-409-8527, 815-715-8014.
'Barefoot in the Park.' Side by Side Production presented by the Tri-County Players, comedy, 7 p.m. April 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 28; Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Tickets $12. 379-7028.
'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/Illinois 9, Hoopeston. Tickets $10. 283-6553.
'A Little Princess.' Edison Middle School's spring musical, 7 p.m. April 27 and 4:30 p.m. April 28; Edison Middle School, auditorium, 306 W. Green St., C. Tickets $4 for students, $6 for adults; sold at the door. 351-3771.
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.' Parkland Theatre, solve-it-yourself musical, continues 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 and 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, email@example.com.
'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.
'Out of Order.' 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, April 25 to June 2; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'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. Tickets $19, adults; $14, students. 431-1660, http://www.danvillelightopera.com.
'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.
'HONK! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling.' Urbana High School Theatre, spring musical, 7 p.m. May 1 to 4 and 2:30 p.m. May 5; Cobb Auditorium, Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St. Tickets $8, adult; $5, children under 12. Discounts available for groups of more than 20. 384-3505, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Adult Entertainment.' 7:30 p.m. May 10 and 11, 2 p.m. May 12, 7:30 p.m. May 13, 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 19; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. Tickets $10. 345-2287, http://www.charlestonalleytheatre.com.
'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.
'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.
'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' The World Stage Homeschool Theatre Company, 1 and 7 p.m. May 31 and June 1; Stratford Park Bible Chapel, 2801 W. Kirby Ave., C. Free. Supported in part by the Urbana Arts Council. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoors / nature
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 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 months only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org.
Nature Play Pre-K: Bird is the Word Natural Playscape. 10 to 11 a.m. May 3, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Learn about the birds while playing at the Homer Lake Natural Playscape. Outdoor program is for preschoolers age 2-6 and their adults. Dress for the weather. $5. Register by April 30. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Into Action 5K Run/Walk. 9 a.m. to noon May 4, Broadlands Community Park, Broadlands. Help Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broadlands fill local bellies this summer. All the proceeds will benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank that supplies area food pantries with food. 217-834-3289, 612-594-0975, http://immanuelspringintoaction.eventbrite.com.
Growing Up Wild: Bird is the Word. 10 to 11 a.m. May 7, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet. Learn about the birds while playing in nature. Outdoor program for preschoolers age 2-6 and their adults. Dress for the weather. $5. Register by May 3. 896-2455, email@example.com.
Warblers at Walnut Hill. 8 to 9:30 a.m. May 10, Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Join a naturalist to look for migrating birds (warblers, orioles, waterfowl and more). For novice and experienced birders. Binoculars provided, or bring your own. Free. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Learn the keys to understanding bird voices and body language, and spend time observing. $10. Register by May 10. 896-2455, email@example.com. — 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Second annual Race for the Warriors 5K Run/Walk. 10 a.m. May 11, starting and finishing at Danville Stadium, 401 Highland Blvd. Family-friendly 5K walk/run event. Registration and shirt/bib pickup, 9 a.m. This event will raise funds to bring back a group of wounded veterans from VETSports to Danville in August. $25 includes T-shirt; $80 for family (up to four) includes T-shirts; $15 race day, no shirt. Registration at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2090267.
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 the second annual kite festival. Free. No registration. 398-2550.
Corgi-Con 2013. Noon to 4 p.m. May 18, Urbana Dog Park, 1501 E. Perkins Road, U. Join the second Corgi Convention. The convention gives Corgis a chance to run and play in a 10-acre fenced dog park with double-gated entrances for their safety. Bring your cameras. Daily admission passes are available at the park. Fill out the admission form and place it along with $5 per dog in the envelope provided. Dog park rules at http://www.urbanaparks.org/facilities/55.html, CORGICON@yahoo.com.
Fitness in the Forest. 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays, May 25 to Sept. 1, Campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield. A fast-paced, heart-pumping program that includes hikes, strength and cardio training, and a variety of other healthy and fun fitness activities in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Free. 595-5692, email@example.com, http://www.ccfpd.org.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Kids at Krannert, 2 to 4 p.m. April 28; hands-on fun for the family, kids ages K-3. "School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition," "Jacob Lawrence: Toussaint L'Ouverture Series" and "Processing the Everyday," all end April 28; "School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition," opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 4. "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," 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," ends with a 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Mahomet. May Day Festival, 1 to 5 p.m. May 4. Celebrate May Day and the beauty of spring at the museum. Experience traditions connected with celebrating the first of May, including puppet shows, maypole dancing, a May Day parade and energetic live music by Exorna. Free. 586-2612, email@example.com.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. F.I.N.D. Orphy Days, 1 to 3 p.m. April 27. Unravel the mysteries of the mind with a program highlighting the research of neuroscientists at the UI. "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. "The James Bond Theme: Music to Live, Die, and Love Another Day," through March 14, 2014. 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 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 remodeled 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. Closed May 24 and 25. Admission $3-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Institute Day Special: "Solar System Safari," 10 a.m. April 26. $5 adults; $4 students, seniors and kids, at the door. — Sky show: "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, through June 21. — Main feature: "Dawn of the Space Age," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through April 27; "Violent Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 4 through June 8, then 8 p.m. Fridays, June 14-28. — Children's feature: "Flight Adventures," 7 p.m. Saturdays, through April 27, plus 2 p.m. May 8 (School Improvement Day); "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, May 4 through June 8.
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. Through July 1. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-9300, go.illinois.edu/aacc.
Bryant Cottage State Historic Site. 146 E. Wilson St., Bement. Twelve unusual displays examining kerosene technology of decades past, each lasting one month, started April 1 with "Oil Lamp Basics," through April 30. "Everyday Household Lamps" opens May 1. The collection is on loan from an individual who has been collecting kerosene-era items for many years. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 678-8184.
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., ends 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.
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. Free presentations by local experts examining the exhibit, with insights, highlights and historical details: 7 p.m. May 1 at Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, and 1 p.m. May 5 at CityView, fourth floor, Illinois Terminal.
Murphy Gallery. University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. "Forms," by emerging artists Heather Gode, Jessica Rojas and Kristina Sandefur, all from the UI School of Art + Design,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. 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.
Springer Cultural Center. 301 N. Randolph St., C. "Town and Country Art Show," opens April 27, through May 11. Public critique by the juror on the last day of the show. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. 398-2376.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "2013 Graduate Art Exhibition," ends 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," through 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," through July 12, 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.
Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. "Color of Cultures" by the Champaign-Urbana International Artist Group, through June 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. "Something I Love," through May 12. More than 800 submissions. 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 UI 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," through May 11. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 337-4767, http://www.heartland-gallery.com.
Illini Union Art Gallery.1401 W. Green St., U. "The Hapa Project" by Kip Fulbeck, ends April 26, first floor's northwest wing entry. Free. 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.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Artist For A Cure," opening reception, 7 p.m. April 26; 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 26 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m. April 28, with closing reception, 2 p.m. April 28. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. "Finished Production Exhibition" by graphic design students at the UI, also showcasing a collaboration between UI students and the University of Iowa, opens April 29, through May 7. Opening reception, 5 p.m. May 3. 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," through May 18. Folk paintings, votive paintings, woodcarvings, ceramics and other craft items from Mexico, Guatemala, South America, India, Indonesia, Africa and elsewhere. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. http://kalarte.com, email@example.com.
Larry Kanfer Gallery. 2503 S. Neil St., C. Spring Open House, May 2 to 5. Visit with the artist, see classic new Prairiescapes and the newest collection of Italy photographs. Discount on purchases. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 398-2000, http://www.kanfer.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.