Entertainment listings, May 16-23
A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.
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 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. Free. 352-5895, email@example.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. Tickets $30. 877-772- 5425, http://www.palmerarena.com.
Mini Relay for Life of Central High School. 4 to 10 p.m. May 19, Centennial High School, 913 S. Crescent Drive, C. American Cancer Society fundraiser. 356-4861, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=54861.
Champaign County Humane Society Giant Garage Sale. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25, 10 a.m. to noon May 26, Kesler Hall, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Coler and Fairview avenues, Urbana. Fundraiser for the humane society. $2 admission, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24. A $3 bag sale, 3 to 6 p.m. May 25. Giveaway of leftovers, 10 a.m. to noon May 26 with a $1 admission. 344-7297, 344-7840, http://www.cuhumane.org.
The Red Star Pilots Association. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 25, Chanute Air Museum. 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. The group's flying Yaks will be on display. Over Memorial Day weekend (May 25 and 26), from eight to 18 Yak-50/52 aircraft will be in the skies over Rantoul and on the airport ramp. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and younger, free. 893-1613, http://www.aeromuseum.org.
Race Street Bash. 1 to 5 p.m. May 26, in front of Community Center for the Arts, 103 N. Race St., (between Main Street and Goose Alley) Urbana. Old-fashioned, family-friendly carnival. Music, with The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra headlining the event. Hands-on ways to get involved in music, theater, art and circus skills. Games, craft and food vendors, face painting and more. Free. 384-5150, http://www.c-4a.org.
Memorial Day Kennekuk Road Runners VA 5K Run/Walk. 9 a.m. May 27, Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, 1900 E. Main St., Danville. Race-day registration, 7:30 a.m. Online registration at http://www.active.com. 443-0842, email@example.com, http://www.kennekuk.com.
JR AeroTow Model Airplane. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 30 to June 2, Monticello Airport. Watch giant gliders soar at high altitude as they are pulled up by giant model airplanes. Model plane owners from all over the country come to show off their planes and skills. 840-3400.
Brocton Spring Festival and Draft Horse Show. 5 to 10 p.m. May 31, 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 1 and 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2, Brocton, located between U.S. 36 and Illinois 133 on 49. May 31: pork chop meal, bean bag toss tournament and The Troy Stone Band. June 1: breakfast at community center, food booth in tent, parade, kiddie tractor pull uptown, draft horse show (noon), pony and camel rides, magic, antique tractors and engines exhibit, bingo, road rally, fish fry and Battle Creek Band. June 2: pancake and sausage breakfast, gospel sing at tent uptown, draft horse show (noon), Good Times Roll with various bicycles, raffle drawing and bingo. Also, action inflatable events, clown, food vendors, crafts and games. 385-2450, 385-2473, http://www.broctonil.org.
Eighth annual Teen Bike Rally Park to Park ... Edgar to Clark. 7:30 a.m. June 1, Twin Lakes Park, Paris, Ill. Sponsored by CAMA Teens. Short, medium, long and extra-long bicycle routes. Ride supports the CAMA Teens of Clark and Edgar counties, a drug awareness and prevention group for students in six area high schools: Chrisman, Kansas, Marshall, Martinsville, Paris and Shiloh. Register by May 24 to guarantee a T-shirt. firstname.lastname@example.org, 465-4118, ext. 214.
Cruising for a Cure. First stop, 9 to 10 a.m. June 1 at Dana Colbert Park, 203 E. Church St., Savoy. Sponsored by Sundowners Car Club. Fundraiser for American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. Stopping, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., downtown Sidney; then noon to 12:45 p.m., park on Grand Avenue, St. Joseph; and 1 to 2 p.m., downtown Homer (enter your car after you arrive for Homer Soda Fest car show). 979-1504, email@example.com.
Playing It Safe safety fair. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1, Champaign County Fairgrounds, 1302 N. Coler Ave., U. A day of safety education for parents and children with games, entertainment, child identification kits, prizes, inflatables and food. Sponsored by Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County. Admission and all activities are free. http://www.carle.org/playingitsafe.
Homer Soda Fest. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 1, downtown, intersection of First and Main streets. This event celebrates glass-bottled soda. Taste about 200 varieties of soda. Live roots/bluegrass music all day, vendors, inflatables for kids, free toddler play zone, American Cancer Society Cruise for a Cure Sundowner Classic Car Show from 2 to 5 p.m., a WIXY broadcast, a bags tournament, Brick Street Barbecue Cook-Off, Antique Car Cruise In, food and more. VIP tickets in advance at http://www.homersoda.com/fest. 202-0618, 369-8436, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arthur's annual spring festival — Strawberry Jam. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1, downtown Arthur. Craft and food booths, kids' fun, sidewalk sales. Lots of strawberries; games, pies and giveaways. Entertainment includes a big bluegrass jam fest. A number of local bluegrass aficionados along with lots of pickers and grinners from around central Illinois gather to play their music. http://www.illinoisamishcountry.com.
Hootin' and Hollerin' Hootenanny. 2 to 7 p.m. June 1, Prairie Farm, 2202 W. Kirby Ave., C. This season's kickoff event for Prairie Farm will feature local music, classic family-favorite lawn games, inflatables for kids, creative country crafts and a summer-style cookout. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com, email@example.com.
49th annual Turtle Reunion and Races. Noon to 8 p.m. June 1, Knights of Columbus, 310 Bryan Ave., Danville. Turtle races, food and beverages, fun for all, 50/50 drawing. All proceeds donated to help those children with developmental disabilities. 260-1983.
Civil War re-enactment. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7, 8 and 9, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 125 E, Arcola. Adults $10, seniors (60 and over) $8, children (5-12) $6, under 4 years free. 268-4106, http://www.rockome.com
Family Fun Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8, 149 N. Vermilion St., downtown Danville. Fun and food for area families, with all proceeds benefiting Love INC's work in the area. The partnership is part of Neighbors Helping Neighbors Project. Churches and agencies affiliated with Love INC will set up booths in the first block of downtown to offer family-friendly activities and other concessions at a low cost to families. Worship teams will provide music. 443-3886, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.downtowndanville.org.
Relay for Life of Champaign County. 6 p.m. June 8 to 6 a.m. June 9, Centennial High School Track, 913 S. Crescent Drive, C. Family-friendly activities all night, including dancing, bands, Twister contest, potato sack races, picture scavenger hunt, tug of war and karaoke. Campsites fundraising with creative ideas, selling items, food, etc. Food vendors. Kids' activities, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Learn ways to prevent cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Luminaria ceremony, 9 p.m. Closing ceremony, 5:30 a.m. June 9. 979-1504, 356-9076, email@example.com, http://www.relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL.
Monday Matinees. 2 p.m. May 20, Danville Public Library, first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St. "Lincoln." Free movie series on the third Monday of every month. 477-5220.
'Dance: Ten; Film: Three.' 7 p.m. May 24, Champaign Central High School, Library Lecture Hall, 610 W. University Ave. Full-length documentary by Matthew Brooks, a senior at Central, showing the making of Central High's 2011 production of "A Chorus Line." Brief opportunity for questions and discussion following the movie. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, email LaDonna Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pens to Lens Gala. 6 to 9 p.m. May 29, the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C. Screenplays from more than 100 K-12 students are being reviewed by writing judges, designers and filmmakers. The writing judges will choose awards, the designers will make movie posters and character sketches and the filmmakers will choose screenplays to produce into short films, which will be displayed at this free public event. Register at http://thecudo.org/events/pens-to-lens-gala.
Movies in the Park. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 31, Wabash Park, 500 E. Wabash Ave., Rantoul. "WALL-E." Rated G. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 893-3323. http://www.rantoulchamber.com.
Community Cinema. "Love Free or Die." 6 to 8 p.m. June 11, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. In 2003, Gene Robinson became the first openly gay priest in a committed same-sex relationship to be ordained a bishop in any Christian denomination. The monthly Community Cinema series offers free screening, followed by locally focused panel discussion. 403-2070, http://www.champaign.org
Movies in the Park. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 21, Wabash Park, 500 E. Wabash Ave., Rantoul. "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial," Rated PG. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 893-3323. http://www.rantoulchamber.com.
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.
Concerts on the Lawn. Summer music series features Gunny Sack Revue and Old Friends Band, 6 to 8 p.m. May 16, Mason Point campus, east of Sullivan on Illinois 121. Third Thursday evening of each month, May through August. Open to the public with free admission and refreshments. Bring a lawn chair. 728-4223, http://www.sullivan-chamber.com, http://www.masonpoint.org.
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, kickapoolanding.com.
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, bementcountryopry.com.
Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival. Noon May 18, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 425 E, Arcola. Music starts at noon, featuring Audie Blaylock and Redline, David Davis and The Warrior River Boys, The Brocks (C.W., Molly and Jesse) and Mackville. Afternoon and evening concert. Bring your instruments. Bluegrass jamming is welcomed inside the park, except in concert area. Bring lawn chairs. In case of weather, music will be in the Big Red Barn. $15 adults, $6 children. 268-4106, 460-1439, http://www.rockome.com.
Sinfonia da Camera Spring Fling Benefit. 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Urbana Country Club, 100 W. Country Club Road, U. Food, music by Ian Hobson, Sherban Lupu and Rick Murphy, and silent auction. $75 per person; $40 tax-deductible. Reservations by credit card, 333-0963.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda Band. 14th annual Salute to Veterans Concert, 7 p.m. May 18, PBL High School gym, 700 W. Orleans St., Paxton. Color guard provided by American Legion Prairie Post 150. Freewill donation accepted. Lasagna dinner, hosted by PBL Band Parents Association, 5 to 6:30 p.m., with music by the PBL Junior High jazz bands. Dinner costs $7; proceeds and donations go to PBL Band Program. 379-4331.
Bellflower Country Opry Show. Featuring Marvin Lee (good ole country music), 7 p.m. May 18, Bellflower Community Center, gymnasium, 202 Center St. Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger are free. 898-7493, 309-722-3497.
Amasong. Presents "Wayfaring Women!" at 7:30 p.m. May 18 and 4 p.m. May 19, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Songs of seafaring and train travel in Finnish, Zulu, Taiwanese, English and even Piratese. Suggested donation $15-$25. 328-6828, email@example.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 hit parade of some of Handel's most famous airs and choruses. Adults, $20; students, $10; http://www.baroqueartists.org/tickets.
East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. May 20, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Featured soloist is trumpeter James Vaughan, winner of the 2013 ECIYO Concerto Competition.
Gunny Sack Revue. 7 to p.m. every Wednesday, Gunny Sack Event Center, 1061 Yoder Center, Arthur. No cover. Donations accepted. Lunch at 11 a.m. Finger foods and soda. Philo Schrock, 273-2969.
The PrimeTimers Quartet. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 23, The Windsor of Savoy, 401 Burwash Ave., Savoy. A pre-Memorial Day concert of patriotic and Southern gospel singing. No admission fee. 355-3607.
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, kickapoolanding.com.
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. Featuring Monkey's X, 6 to 9 p.m. May 24, Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North streets, Danville. Presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. 443-3886, http://www.summersounds.org
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, bementcountryopry.com.
James King Band Bluegrass Concert with Mackville. 2:15 p.m. May 25, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 425 E, Arcola. Mackville, a local bluegrass/gospel band, at 2:15 p.m.; James King concert at 3 p.m. James King has been named the male vocalist of the year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America for the last eight years. Bring lawn chairs; in case of inclement weather, music will be in the Big Red Barn. 268-4106, 460-1439, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.rockome.com.
Hessel Park Concert. 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 26, Hessel Park, Champaign. Sit back, relax and listen to the sounds of local bands. Free. 398-2550, http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.
Danville Municipal Band. 11 a.m. May 27, Danville National Veterans Cemetery, 2000 E. Main St., Danville. Memorial Day ceremony. 597-1955.
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, kickapoolanding.com.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 29, Carle Park, Urbana. Featuring music by the band Crazy Johnny, games and activities for families and kids; see an Urbana fire truck or police squad car up close, and meet city of Urbana officials. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. In the event of rain, the event will be the next night. http://www.urbanaparks.org.
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. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.
Jackyl. 7 to 10 p.m. May 31, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. Specialists in down and dirty blue-collar rock 'n' roll. The band has earned two Guinness Book of World Records citations and the designation "The Hardest Working Band in Rock 'N' Roll" for performing 100 shows in 50 days as well as 21 shows in 24 hours. 815-993-6585, http://www.watsekatheatre.com.
Bement Country Opry Band.With guest, Linda Thomas, 8 p.m. May 31, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
Danville Municipal Band. 7 p.m. June 2, Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Ave., Danville. Concert, "As Summer Was Just Beginning." 597-1955.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring August Crow (Americana and old and new folk music), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 4, 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, kickapoolanding.com.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 5, Victory Park, Urbana. Featuring music by Kilborn Alley, games and activities for families and kids; see an Urbana fire truck or Urbana Police squad car up close and meet city of Urbana officials. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. In the event of rain, the event will be the following night. 367-9575.
In Concert at CPL: The Diva and the Dude. 2 to 3 p.m. June 6, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Kathy Harden and Andy Baylor have been playing and singing in the Champaign-Urbana area for decades. Classic blues, rock and pop from the eclectic range of their repertoire. For all ages. 403-2070, http://www.champaign.org.
Krannert Uncorked with High Cotton Bluegrass Band.5 p.m. June 6, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. This week, Corkscrew Wine Emporium will hand out summery samples. Free. 333-6280.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring New Riders of the Golden Maize (traditional country and old rock 'n' roll), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 7, 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, kickapoolanding.com.
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. Featuring Alex Jenkins & The Bombers Blues Band, 6 to 9 p.m. June 7, Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North streets, Danville. Presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. 443-3886, http://www.summersounds.org.
Sounds at Sunset. 6 to 8 p.m. June 7, Robert C. Porter Family, Champaign. Sounds at Sunset events throughout Champaign. Each event will include activities such as music, inflatables, games and crafts. Free. Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Keep an eye out in May for a list of bands playing at the event near you. Free. 398-2550, ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Jazz in June at Allerton. 6 to 8 p.m. June 7, Brick Wall Garden, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello. Jazz music by the Chip McNeil Quartet. This is the first Friday Concert Series event, presented by the University of Illinois Employees Credit Union. Serving food and drink for a fee. $5 a person or $10 a family suggested donation at the gate. 333-3287.
Bement Country Opry Band.With guest, Jason Gentry, 8 p.m. June 7, 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 Chrissy Rigsby, 7 p.m. June 8, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Doors open, 6 p.m. Food available for sale. Adults $10, children 12 and younger are free. 388-2853.
Summer Garden Concert Series. 5 to 7 p.m. June 9, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Stop by for the first concert of the year, featuring the Middle Town String Band with an extensive repertoire of folk, bluegrass and gospel music. Free. 586-2612, email@example.com.
Hessel Park Concert. 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 9, Hessel Park, Champaign. Sit back, relax and listen to the Sunday sounds of great local bands. 398-2550, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Marvin Lee Band (old-fashioned country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 11, 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, kickapoolanding.com.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 12, Southridge Park, Urbana. Featuring music by Susie and The Shy Guys, games and activities for families and kids; see an Urbana fire truck or police squad car up close, and meet city of Urbana officials. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. 367-9575.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Joni Dryer and The Maytags (blues, pop and country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 14, 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, kickapoolanding.com.
Bement Country Opry Band.With guest, Linda Thomas, 8 p.m. June 14, 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 J.R. Country (old-fashioned country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 21, 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, kickapoolanding.com.
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. Featuring Mike Dangeroux Orchestra, 6 to 9 p.m. June 21, Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North, Danville. Presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. 443-3886, http://www.summersounds.org.
Bement Country Opry Band.With guest, Mary Pfeifer, 8 p.m. June 21, 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 Mike Ellis and The Midnight Sons (country and more), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 25, 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, kickapoolanding.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring State Line Band (traditional bluegrass), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 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, kickapoolanding.com.
Sounds at Sunset. 6 to 8 p.m. June 28, Spalding Park, Champaign. Sounds at Sunset events throughout Champaign. Each event will include activities such as music, inflatables, games and crafts. Free. Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Keep an eye out in May for a list of bands playing at the event near you. Free. 398-2550, ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Central Illinois English Country Dancers' Festival of the English May. 2 to 10 p.m. May 18, The Anderson's Barn, 2206 N. Brownfield Road, U. 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.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
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.
Danville Area Super Singles and Couples Dance. 7 to 11 p.m. May 18, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 8 Pine St., Danville. Music by Mike's DJ and Karaoke Services. Bring a snack to share and $5 for the DJ. 759-7872, 267-3601.
English Country Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m., May 25, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. For dancers of all ages. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission $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.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. May 31, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Jonathan Sivier, caller. Music by Too Old To Be Controlled. Free workshop, "New England Chestnuts I," traditional American contra dances part 1, led by Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier, 6:45 p.m. Admission $5; students/seniors $4; under 13 free. 359-8225, http://urbana-contra.org.
Outdoor Milonga. "Milonga del Campo Afuera," 5 to 8 p.m. June 1, Meadowbrook Park, Garden Pavilion, Race Street, south of Windsor Road, Urbana. DJ Ron plays all classic tango music. Picnic (bring food to share). Free admission. Tango.Society@gmail.com, http://www.centraltango.com.
Thomasboro Street Dance. 6 p.m. to midnight June 1, Main Street, Thomasboro. Music by the Ryan Ideus and the Feudin' Hillbillys, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Food and beer for purchase, Thomasboro Fire Department. Must be 21 or older to enter. IDs are required. Admission $5. 898-9061, 202-0496.
Blues dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. June 2, 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.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. June 7, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Anne Huber, caller. Music by Big Bluestem. Free workshop, "New England Chestnuts," traditional American contra dances part 2, led by Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier, 6:45 p.m. Admission $5; students/seniors $4; under 13 free. 359-8225, http://urbana-contra.org.
Central Illinois English Country Dancers' dance. 7 to 10 p.m. June 8, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. English Country Dancing. 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 http://www.centralillinoisecd.org.
BluesCENTRAL. 8 p.m. to midnight June 14, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Intermediate lesson, 8 p.m.; dancing, 9 p.m. Beginners are welcome; instructors on hand to do an impromptu beginner lesson as well. No alcohol. $7; students, $5. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Singles/Couples Dance. 5 to 8 p.m. June 16, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
Zoo Improv. "Fuzzy Fridays," 8 p.m. Fridays, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. A guest improv group performs before Zoo Improv each week. Participate or just watch. $3. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pecha-Kucha Night Vol. 12. 8:20 p.m. May 18, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "20x20." Eight presenters: "Great Unexpectations," "Life Sentence," "Our National Airspace System," "How Llama Club Prepared Me for Life," "The Art of Failure," "Turning the Tables/Thinking Queer Thoughts," "Facebook Or It Didn't Happen," and "Beautiful Typography." Michael Morgan, emcee. 88.7 WPCD will DJ. Possible mature content, ages 18 and over. Sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Design Organization and Krannert Art Museum. Free. 244-0516, email@example.com.
Magician: Myron the Magnificent. 4 to 4:45 p.m. May 24, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Performance of illusions and magical effects for audiences of all ages. 367-4069.
'A Puppet Palooza!' 2 to 4 p.m. June 1, Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Puppet show presentation of "Little Red Riding Hood" by Puppetfolk Productions. For children kindergarten to eighth grade. After the show, children will make a puppet to take home. Refreshments. Reservations only. Admission $10. Children age 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; adults are free. 379-7028.
The Magic of J.R. Thomas. 2 to 2:45 p.m. June 8, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Magical antics by Champaign's own J.R. Thomas, magician extraordinaire. Free event for the whole family. 403-2030, http://www.champaign.org.
'Alibis.' Rantoul Theatre Group, a murder mystery whodunit, continues 7:30 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.
'Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.' Champaign Park District's Youth Theatre, musical, 7 p.m. May 16 and 17, 2 and 7 p.m. May 18; Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $7-$9. http://www.thevirginia.org.
'The Ghost of Canterville Hall.' Red Mask Players' children show, comedy, 7 p.m. May 17, 2 and 7 p.m. May 18 and 2 p.m. May 19; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets $3-$5. 442-5858, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Next to Normal.' Broadway musical, Champaign Central High School, continues 7 p.m. May 16 and 18; Champaign Central High School, Decker Theater, 610 W. University Ave.
'Out of Order.' Continues 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, May 16 to June 2; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'Proof.' Broadway play, Champaign Central High School, continues 7 p.m. May 17 and 19; Central High, Decker Theater, 610 W. University Ave.
'The Tempest.' Shakespeare's comedy presented by Stone Soup Shakespeare from Glasgow, Scotland, 6 p.m. May 18; Twin Lakes Park, Paris, Ill. Shakespeare in the Park. Bring a lawn chair. Free. Audience members are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the local Compassionate Food Ministry. 463-3950.
'Fiddler on the Roof.' Family-friendly musical, 2 and 8 p.m. June 5, 8 p.m. June 6 and 7, 4 and 8 p.m. June 8, 2 p.m. June 9, 8 p.m. June 11, 2 and 8 p.m. June 12, 8 p.m. June 13 and 14, 4 and 8 p.m. June 15, and 2 p.m. June 16; Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
''The Hallelujah Girls.' 7:30 p.m. June 1, 2:30 p.m. June 2, 7:30 p.m. June 7 and 8; Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello. Tickets $12.50. http://www.monticellotheatre.org.
'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. email@example.com.
'Musical Theater Review.' Rantoul Theatre Group, June 13-16; Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., Rantoul. Directed by Michael C. Nelson. A concert of selections from across the breadth of musical theater. Tickets $7-$10. 892-1121, http://www.rtgonline.org.
'The Pinnochio Show.' 10:30 a.m. June 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 and 15; Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. One of the 2013 Theatre for Young Audience Shows. This classic gets a fun and wacky makeover in this shortened version of the popular musical. Tickets $10.40. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
'Superior Donuts.' Comedy, 8 p.m. June 6-9, 12-15; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.
'Urinetown, the Musical.' Champaign Urbana Theatre Company, musical comedy, 7:30 p.m. June 13, 14 and 15, 2:30 p.m. June 16, 7:30 p.m. June 20, 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. June 23; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Eighth annual Kathy Murphy Student Production. Tickets $8-$16. 344-3884, http://www.cutc.org.
Outdoors / nature
Bark for Life — Surfing for a Cure. 8 a.m. to noon May 18, Meadowbrook Park, Prairie Play Pavilion, Windsor Road, Urbana. Noncompetitive walk for dogs, their owners and others to raise money and awareness for American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Shopping, a Surfing for a Cure doggie costume contest, musical sit competition, a photo booth, police K-9 and equipment demonstrations, and the dog walk for cures. Registration $25 in advance, $35 day of the event. 356-4861, http://www.relayforlife.org/champaignil.
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. Bring your cameras. Daily admission passes 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.
'All Things about Butterflies.' 7 to 8 p.m. May 20, Champaign County Extension Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Learn from authors Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, sibling naturalists from northern Kentucky, about all things related to butterflies. Book signing and opportunity to discuss butterfly life cycles and nature preservation. Free. 333-7672.
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 months only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org.
'Of Pugs, Pigs and Pandas: Animal Welfare at Home, Farm, Lab and Zoo.' 7 to 9 p.m. May 21, the College of Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., U. A free presentation on animal welfare topics related to livestock, research animals, companion animals and zoo animals followed by questions and discussion with the audience. 333-2907.
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 other healthy and fun fitness activities in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Free. 595-5692, email@example.com, http://www.ccfpd.org.
Naturalist programs. Noon to 1 p.m. weekends, May 25 to Sept. 1, campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield. Time varies. Each weekend, the campground naturalist offers a variety of programs and activities. Free. Schedule at http://www.ccfpd.org or contact the naturalist at the campground host cabin, 595-5692, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Take Me Fishing.' 9 to 11 a.m. May 25, Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield. Kids' awards, activities and more. Basic fishing instruction for beginners. Illinois fishing license requirement waived; all fishing is catch-and-release. Cane poles and bait available, but you may bring your own. Adult supervision of children required. Free. 896-2455, email@example.com.
Nature/culture hike. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville. Three miles through various ecozones with an archaeologist and a naturalist. Bring water and insect repellent and dress for the weather. Canceled in case of rain. Free. 618-346-5160.
Prairie Farm opens. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. May 25, Prairie Farm, 2202 W. Kirby Ave., C. Features traditional farm animals. No admission is charged, but donations to help feed the animals are appreciated. 398-2583, 398-2550, http://http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.
'Take a Hike.' 8:30 to 10 a.m. June 1, begins and ends at Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 25273 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Celebrate National Trails Day and the start of Great Outdoors Week as participants search for wildlife that inhabits the preserve. Free. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hayride. 7 p.m. June 1, Forest Glen Preserve, near Westville. Meet at staff office parking lot. $1.
Playscape Mondays. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, June 3 to Aug. 26, Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. A naturalist will be on hand with exploratory tools and/or a live animal, Remember to dress to get dirty. Free. 896-2455, email@example.com.
'Growing Up Wild: Something Fishy.' 10 to 11 a.m. June 4, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Learn what it's like to be a fish as participants play in nature. For preschoolers ages 2-6 and their adults. Outdoors. Dress for the weather. $5 per child. Register by May 31. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Don't Bug Me.' 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 6, Izaak Walton Cabin, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet. Discover the mysterious lives of these creepy, crawl critters, and learn some natural ways to get them to stop bugging you! This indoor presentation will include interactive family activities. $2; children 4 and younger, free. Registration required; 896-2455, email@example.com
Nature Play Pre-K: Something Fishy. 10 to 11 a.m. June 7, Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Learn what it's like to be a fish as participants play at the Homer Lake Natural Playscape. Outdoor program for preschoolers age 2-6 and their adults. Dress for the weather. $5. Register by June 4. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids' Fishing Derby. 9 a.m. to noon June 8, Kaufman Lake, Champaign. Co-sponsored by the Optimist Club of Champaign-Urbana for children who love to fish. Prizes awarded, and a free hot dog lunch. Bring your own fishing tackle; bait provided. Children should be accompanied by parent or guardian. email@example.com, http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "Surrealism and Its Influence" opens May 21, through July 28. "Fashion Traditions of Japan," through May 26; "Counterpoints: Moshekwa Langa, In and Out of Africa," through July 28. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," through Sept. 29. 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. "17th Annual Paint Illinois Juried Exhibition," through June 14. Opening reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 17. "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.
Monticello Railway Museum. 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello. Steam train rides, May 18 and 19. Ride behind restored 1907 Southern 2-8-0 steam locomotive #401. Depart from museum site at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., and downtown at 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. May 18; 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., and from downtown at 1 and 2:30 p.m. May 19. The museum, open every Saturday and Sunday, May through October, regularly offers diesel train rides. Display cars include restored Pullman cars and a post office car. Steam fares, $9-$14; diesel, $6-$10; children under 2 free with adult. http://www.myrm.org, 877-762-9011.
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. "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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. — Sky show: "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, through June 14. Except May 24. — Main feature: "Violent Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 4 through June 8, then 8 p.m. Fridays, June 14-28. — Children's feature: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, through June 8.
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. The second display, "Everyday Household Lamps," through May 31. The collection is on loan from someone who has been collecting kerosene-era items for many years. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 678-8184.
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: 1 p.m. May 5 at CityView, fourth floor, Illinois Terminal.
Illini Union Art Gallery. 1401 W. Green St., U. "Stateline: Portrayals of the Lower Wabash River Landscape," developed in a UI Department of Landscape Architecture design workshop led by Assistant Professor Stephen Sears, through May 30. 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.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Parkland College Graphic Design Exhibition," opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. May 16. Music by Parkland College Guitar Ensemble and award ceremony at 7 p.m. Through June 20. Free. Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closed May 27. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.
Springer Cultural Center. 301 N, Randolph St., C. "Making Their Mark The Wonder, Beauty and Gift of Catholic School Students," opening reception 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 16; through May 22. Works by art students of the Champaign Vicariate schools of Holy Cross, St. Matthew and the High School of St. Thomas More. 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. "Folk Arts of the Caribbean," ends May 19, Brainard Gallery. "The 31st Children's Art Exhibition" through May 26. Schools from throughout East Central Illinois, includes 318 works from 46 schools. Reception and awards program, with certificates presented in three ceremonies at 1:30, 2:15 and 3 p.m. May 19. "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.
University YMCA. Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., C. "Identity, Activism and Youth," opens May 16, through Aug. 18. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 16; artist talk, 6:30 p.m. Exhibit for social justice by humanitarian designer and Chicana artist Nancy Guevara and the students of Urbana High School participating in Art, Media, and Design, a 21st Century Learning Center course. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. http://www.universityymca.org/art.
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. "The Tables Have Turned" by Eszter Sapi, through May 28. Depending on staffing, center hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. email@example.com, 344-8820, 898-4646.
Urbana City Building. 400 S. Vine St. Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Photographs at Urbana's Market at the Square," through July 31. Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, http://urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.
The Alley Gallery. 113 N. Vermilion St., Danville. "The Naked Truth; the Nude in Fine Art Photography" by photographers Craig McGonigal and David Nolan, through July 14. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, or by appointment. 497-2286.
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.
Heartland Gallery. 112 W. Main St., U. "Nick Cragoe: Celtic and Norse Art and Design," through May 25. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 337-4767, http://www.heartland-gallery.com.
Kalarte Gallery. Inside Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. "Folk Art and Crafts from Around the World," ends 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red House Gallery. 315 W. Washington St., Monticello. Featuring photographs by Michael Holtz; other artists periodically. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays of each month or by appointment. 762-8248, http://www.redhousegallery.net.
Downtown Danville Farmers' Market. 7 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, May 22 through October, Danville Public Library lawn, 319 N. Market St. Variety of local produce, home-baked goods and crafts. A parent-child activity every Saturday. http://www.downtowndanville.org, 443-3886.
Urbana's Market at the Square. 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine every Saturday, through Nov. 2, Illinois and Vine Streets, downtown Urbana. A bounty of local produce, meat, dairy, flowers, arts, crafts and more. http://urbanaillinois.us/market.