Here's a compilation of scheduled events for Saturday, May 18, 2013, culled from calendars in The News-Gazette's e3 magazine.
ALTO VINEYARDS: The Blues Deacons (blues/Music Among the Vine series), 7:30 p.m.
BLACK BEAR INN, Danville: Karaoke with Route 66, 9 p.m.
BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: X-Krush, 9 p.m.
BUNNY'S TAVERN: Joni Dreyer and The Maytags, 8 p.m.
BUVONS WINE BAR: Traditional Jazz Orchestra, 7 p.m.
CANOPY CLUB: E.G.I. and Digeometric, 9 p.m.
CLARK BAR: The Diva and the Dude, Kathy Harden and Andy Baylor, 6:30 p.m.
COWBOY MONKEY: DJ Ricky Wells (reggae), 10 p.m.
EL TORO II: The Live Jukebox, featuring David Howie and Lou DiBello (all requests), 6:30 p.m.
FAT CITY BAR AND GRILL: Outbound Drive, 9 p.m.
HIGHDIVE: DJ Doc J and DJ Cris Sebri (salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, Latin pop/Power-N-Soul Presents: De Noche), free basic salsa class, 9 p.m. and dancing, 9:30 p.m.
HUBER'S: Gloria Roubal and Paul Sabuco, 8 p.m.
IRON POST: Chip McNeill Group, 6 p.m.
MIKE 'N' MOLLY'S: Justinpalooza, doors open 8 p.m.
THE PHOENIX: Karaoke with DJ Hannah, 8 p.m.
THE PINK HOUSE, Ogden: Crazy Johnny, 8:30 p.m.
ROSEBOWL TAVERN: Renegade (Armed Force Motorcycle Run), 6 p.m.
SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: Fame Fantasy Karaoke, 9 p.m.
VFW POST NO. 630, Urbana: GTO and the Glasspaks, 6 p.m.
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,firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Alibis.' Rantoul Theatre Group, a murder mystery whodunit, continues 7:30 p.m. May 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, 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, 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 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.
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, CORGICON@yahoo.com.
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.
Champaign County Historical Museum. In the historic Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C. Regular exhibits are four exhibit rooms, featuring turn-of-the-century (19th-century) items, plus the Victorian Room. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open for tour groups, by appointment. No admission charge for tours, but donations welcome. 356-1010, http://www.champaignmuseum.org, email@example.com.
Chanute Air Museum. 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts. Special emphasis on the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, history of Illinois aviation and Rantoul. Various exhibits including "Before the Wrights: The Dream of Flight." Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and younger, free. 893-1613,http://www.aeromuseum.org.
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.
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.
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.
Springer Cultural Center. 301 N, Randolph St., C. "Making Their Mark The Wonder, Beauty and Gift of Catholic School Students," 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.
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,email@example.com.
Red House Gallery. 315 W. Washington St., Monticello. Featuring photographs by Michael Holtz; other artists periodically. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays of each month or by appointment. 762-8248, http://www.redhousegallery.net.
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.