What's going on? May 17, 2013

What's going on? May 17, 2013

Here's a compilation of scheduled events for Friday, May 17, 2013, culled from calendars in The News-Gazette's e3 magazine. 

BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Herbert Wiser Band with Mark Tyler, 9:30 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Matt Stewart, Bob Watson, 6:30 p.m.; Dragon Karaoke with Paul Faber, 10 p.m.

COWBOY MONKEY: Hi-Ho Buffalo, 9 p.m.; Decadents, 10:10 p.m.; Verdict, midnight.

D.R. DIGGERS: The Outlaw Karaoke, 9 p.m.

FAT CITY BAR AND GRILL: Nickel and Dimes, 9 p.m.

HIGHDIVE: DJ Delayney (Top 40, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, old-school dance tunes), 10 p.m.

HUBER'S: The Impalas (blues), 8 p.m.

IRON POST: Jeff Helgesen, 5 p.m.; Stephens, Spencer, Gray Trio, 7 p.m.; Wagon Fire, 10 p.m. (Fourth Annual Iron Post Jazz Fest).

MEMPHIS ON MAIN: The Diva and the Dude, Kathy Harden and Andy Baylor, 6 p.m.; Rod Sickler's Radio Six, 9 p.m.

MIKE 'N' MOLLY'S: A Light Sleeper, Wei Zhongle, Dr. Responsible, Marathon, doors open 8 p.m.

THE PHOENIX: Karaoke with DJ Hannah, 8 p.m.

THE PINK HOUSE, Ogden: The Prairie Dogs (bluegrass/folk), 5 p.m.

ROSE BOWL TAVERN: Parrish Brothers (country), 9 p.m.

ROUTE 45 WAYSIDE, Pesotum: Visions N Vibration DJ, 9 p.m.

SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: Fame Fantasy Karaoke, 9 p.m.

SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT: Andy Moreillion, 5:30 p.m.

Performing Arts

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.comcontact@zooimprov.com.


'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, redmaskplayers@hotmail.com.

'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.

UI museums

Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "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.

Other museums

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.

Chanute Air Museum. 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts. Special emphasis on the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, history of Illinois aviation and Rantoul. Various exhibits including "Before the Wrights: The Dream of Flight." Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and younger, free. 893-1613,http://www.aeromuseum.org.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. "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 sousa@uiuc.edu.

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, vcwm@comcast.nethttp://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. 

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," 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. rev.a.r.cline@gmail.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.

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,kalarte2@kalarte.com.