Entertainment listings, May 23-30
A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.
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.
Opening weekend celebration. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 25-27, Sholem Aquatic Center, 2205 Sangamon Drive, C. Free activities. Opening day, May 25: free pictures with Mr. Turtle, noon to 2 p.m.; free games and activities, children's face painting and cotton candy, noon to 3 p.m.; kids' Q&A with lifeguard staff, 2 p.m. U.S. military personnel honored with free admission all weekend (must show valid military ID at time of entry). Regular pool admission. 398-2550, http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com
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 attend to show off their planes and skills. 840-3400.
Monticello school district book fair. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 31 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1, Barnes & Noble, 65 E. Marketview Drive, C. Activities include story times, decorating cupcakes (register at firstname.lastname@example.org), scavenger hunt and family game night, May 31; building with Legos, ballet clinic, story time, decorating cupcakes and Anime Club demonstrations, June 1. Mention Monticello school district at time of purchase and a percentage will be contributed to the school libraries. 355-2264.
Friday Night Live. 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday, May 31 through Aug. 16, downtown Champaign. Free street-side performances at three locations: Neil and Church, Neil and Park, and Walnut and Chester. Performances include an eclectic mix of music, dance, sidewalk art contests, face painting, balloon art and art showcases throughout downtown. Presented by Bank Champaign. List of each week's performers at http://www.fnlchampaign.com or "like" FNL Champaign on Facebook.
Brocton Spring Festival and Draft Horse Show. 5 to 10 p.m. May 31, 6:30 to 10 p.m. June 1 and 6:30 a.m. to 5 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 (10 a.m.), 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. email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
59th annual Lions Club Chicken Fry and Old Glory Festival. June 8, downtown Bement's city park, Bryant Cottage State Historic Site and Bodman festivities are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., beginning with a 5K run/walk and continuing with a Market in the Park, camel rides, open houses, cricket spittin' contest, hot wing eating contest, cutest baby contest, live music, LegoRama contest, inflatables and kids' games, free stagecoach rides, free petting zoo, Amish-made ice cream with a hit-and-miss engine, BMX Bike Tricks Show, speed-carving show by Olympic carver Aaric Kendall, antique tractor show, classic car show and motorcycle show, food vendors, a Salute to Old Glory, '50s/'60s show and more. http://www.bement.com, email@example.com.
Lake Mingo Trail 7.1 Mile Run. 9 a.m. June 8, Kennekuk Cove County Park, Danville. Kennekuk Road Runners event. Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at Hideaway House in the park. $15 to $20 depending on shirt. Party and picnic to follow. Online registration at http://www.active.com. 431-1367, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.kennekuk.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, email@example.com, http://www.downtowndanville.org.
Philly's Living the Dream Ride. June 8. Second annual Memorial Dice Run to benefit Richard D. "Philly" Philabaum's educational costs. Registration, 10 a.m. to noon, with vehicle-decorating contest at Custom Smokehouse, Mattoon. Stops at Toledo American Legion, Casey VFW, The Place in Ashmore, Jimmy Pete's in Humboldt and final stop at Spanky's in Mattoon, where there will be a meal, music by 5 Gone Mad (6 to 8 p.m.), winner announcement and silent auction. Rain or shine. All vehicles welcome. Registration fee $10 includes five dice rolls, a meal, music and door prizes. 317-9477.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL.
Taste of Champaign-Urbana. 5 to 10 p.m. June 21, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 23, West Side Park, Champaign. Features some of C-U's most delicious foods from the area's best restaurants. Free live entertainment, artist booths and more. Taste is a pet-free event. Proceeds from the event go toward providing program fee reductions for youths who cannot afford to participate. 398-2550, http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com
'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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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. Hear two high-ranking Battle of the Bands participants, The Pedestrians and Cassius. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Family Rock Jam. 7 to 9 p.m. May 31, Champaign School of Music, 1712 S. Duncan, C. Opportunity for families (children/adults of all ages) to become rock musicians for a night through an interactive rock workshop and All-Out Jam. No experience necessary, but every participant who has one should bring a rhythm instrument. Tickets $5 per family in advance, $8 per family at the door; Champaign School of Music families free in advance, $5 at the door. 359-0541, http://www.ChampaignSchoolofMusic.org.
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.
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.
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 their eclectic repertoire. For all ages. 403-2070, http://www.champaign.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.champaign.org" target="_blank">http://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.
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" target="_blank">http://http://www.summersounds.org" target="_blank">http://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. 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.
Urbana Pops Orchestra. Concert, "That's No Moon — an Evening of Space-inspired Music," 7 p.m. June 8, auditorium, Urbana High School. Includes the premier performance of "Cold Moonlight," written by high school junior Daniel Stelzer, winner of this year's Urbana Pops Orchestra composition contest, and a special appearance of the Midwest Garrison, the Illinois chapter of The 501st Legion, a Star Wars imperial costuming club. Tickets $5-$10, family special $25. 979-1910, http://www.UrbanaPops.org.
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 free. 388-2853.
Montana Skies in concert. 8 to 10:30 p.m. June 8, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount. Combining elements of classical technique, jazz improv and rock 'n' roll, their music has been called everything from chamber rock to psychedelic strings. Tickets $12; six or more seats $10 each. 733-0330.
Cyrille Aimee, jazz vocalist. 4 p.m. June 9, west side of Doudna Fine Arts Center near the Booth Library Quad, Charleston. Outdoor concert. The audience will sit on the Mellin Steps. Guests are encouraged to bring a stadium seat. In case of bad weather, concert will be indoors. Tickets $15, includes a meal after the concert. Come early for a special pre-show event, the unveiling of the Doudna Fine Arts Center's 2013-2014 season. http://www.eiu.edu/doudna, 581-3110, 581-8513, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 12, South Ridge 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.
Evening with Candy Foster and Shades of Blue. 6 to 10 p.m. June 14, Alto Vineyards, 4210 N. Duncan Road, C. Sample Daily Bread's daily fare, sip wines, sit under the stars and listen to blues. Daily Bread's main fundraising event. Donations $25. No rain date; there is a tent. Cash bar only. 352-5065, 352-3611, email@example.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.
Strawberry Jam. 4 to 8 p.m. June 15, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Musical performances by local bluegrass musicians and fresh strawberries over ice cream (while supplies last). The grassy meadow adjacent to the Meadowbrook Interpretive Center is the perfect spot for this free concert with an old-fashioned flavor. Features a hayrack ride through the park and guided prairie tours. Bands: The Young and the Fretless, 4 to 5 p.m.; The Baulous Javelinas, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Big Bluestem, 7 to 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 367-1544, http://www.urbanaparks.org.
Champaign Center City Summer Stage. 7 to 11 p.m. June 15, hit the streets of Campustown and enjoy some of the best local artists C-U has to offer. Ryan Ideus and the Feudin' Hillbillys is the headliner. One of the Champaign Center Partnership Premier Events. http://www.champaigncenter.com.
Concerts on the Lawn. Summer music series, featuring Gunny Sack Revue (bluegrass gospel, and country songs), 7 p.m. June 20, Mason Point campus, 1 mile east of Sullivan on Route 121. Third Thursday evening of each month, May to 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 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.
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. Featuring Mike Dangeroux Orchestra, 6 to 9 p.m. June 21, Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North streets, Danville. Presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. 443-3886, http://www.summersounds.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.summersounds.org" target="_blank">http://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.
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.
Vishten. Piper's Hut Concert Series, 6:30 p.m. June 27, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern sensibility of rock influence. This show is in collaboration with the C-U Folk & Roots Festival. http://www.brownpapertickets.com. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts.
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.
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. Free. 398-2550, ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
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.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
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 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 beginners lesson as well. No alcohol. $7; students, $5. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
English Country Playford Ball. 8 to 11 p.m. June 15, Ballroom, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages welcome. All dances taught. Short introduction to English country dancing, 7:30 p.m. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission $7. 359-8225, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org/playford.html.
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.
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.
Zoo Improv. 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, email@example.com.
Kennekuk Road/Trail Runners Summer Fun Runs/Walks. 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday, June 5 through Aug. 21, except July 3, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Cross Country Course, Danville. Meet at the Meadow Shelter near Clear Pond. 1-, 2-, 3-mile runs/walks or 3-mile Clear Pond Trail. Free entry to all. Ribbons and medals with cookouts to follow on event nights. http://www.kennekuk.com
'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.
2013 Summer Showcase Cabaret. Featuring the cast of the 2013 Summer Season, 6:30 p.m. June 1, The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Pre-show sidewalk seating available. Heavy hors d'oeuvres included. Cash bar. Meet the 2013 summer cast, see their amazing talents and get a backstage tour of the theater. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. After the show, desserts under the stars. Tickets $25. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
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
'Out of Order.' Continues 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, May 23 to June 2; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'The Hallelujah Girls.' 7:30 p.m. June 1, 2:30 p.m. June 2 and 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
'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.
'Musical Theater Review.' Rantoul Theatre Group, 7:30 p.m. June 13, 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. June 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 Pinocchio 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
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
'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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The petting area is also free and hours are 3 to 5 p.m. No admission is charged, but donations to help feed the animals are appreciated. 398-2583, 398-2550, //http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com
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, email@example.com, .
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.
'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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'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, email@example.com.
'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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com.
Fishing for kids. June 8, Savoy, Champaign and Danville: — Take a Kid Fishing Day. 8 to 9 a.m., Colbert Park, Savoy. Basics of fishing taught. Fee includes rod and reel. Bait provided. 359-3550, firstname.lastname@example.org. — Kids' Fishing Derby. 9 a.m. to noon, Kaufman Lake, Champaign. Co-sponsored by the Optimist Club of Champaign-Urbana. For ages 6-12. Prizes awarded and a free hot dog lunch. Bring fishing tackle; bait provided. Rain date, June 9. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com — Illini Bass Club and DARE Kids' Fishing Derby. 9 a.m., Horseshoe Pond, Kennekuk County Park, rural Danville. Registration, 8:30 a.m. Free.
Mud Stew: A Play Date for Kids and Their Adults. 1 to 3 p.m. June 8, Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. June 8 is National Get Outdoors Day. Celebrate by bringing your kids for the joy of free play outdoors. Free. 896-2455.
Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Starwatch. 8:30 p.m. to midnight June 8, Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E., Penfield. The astronomical society will bring telescopes and expertise. Meet at 8:30 p.m. at Activity Center for a short presentation by Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake. Then drive to the North Waterfowl Management Area to view the sky. No cloud date. Free. 896-2455, email@example.com.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. The University Primary School Spring Art Show, featuring artwork from students (pre-kindergarten through third grade), on view May 23-25 and 28. "Fashion Traditions of Japan," ends May 26; "Surrealism and Its Influence," through July 28; "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. Closed Mondays. 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. "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.
C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum. 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton. Annual quilt show, "Quilted Keepsakes 2013," opens June 1, through June 30. Tour the Victorian mansion and see the variety of quilts displayed throughout the C.H. Moore Homestead Mansion. $3 adults; $1, ages 12-18. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 935-6066 http://www.chmoorehomestead.org.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. F.I.N.D. Orphy Days and the Orpheum, 1 to 3 p.m. May 25; unravel the mysteries of the mind with a program highlighting the research of neuroscientists at the University of Illinois. "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. Exhibits ending in June include: "The Forgotten Musicians of the Sousa Band," through June 3; "A British Tar: John Philip Sousa's Anglo-American Connections," through June 28. 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. 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 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, May 31 through June 14. — Main feature: "Violent Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 31 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, June 1 through 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. Third display, "Specialty Household Lamps," opens June 1. 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," 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.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "The 31st Children's Art Exhibition" ends May 26. Includes 318 works from 46 schools throughout East Central Illinois. "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 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 Stephen Chrisman, Craig McGonigal, David Nolan and Ian Wang, 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," ends May 25. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 337-4767, http://www.heartland-gallery.com.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Finding Voices: After-School Arts Program (ASAP) Student Art Show," May 24 through 28. Opening reception, 7 to 9 p.m. May 24. Opening and activities for the whole family, 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 25. Featuring "Design for Justice," Franklin Middle School; "Jump Out," Garden Hills Elementary School; "Digital Identity," Urbana Middle School. 898-4646, http://www.indi-go-art.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, 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/calendar.htm, 443-3886.
Urbana's Market at the Square. 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine every Saturday, through Nov. 2, corner of Illinois and Vine Streets, downtown Urbana. A bounty of local produce, meat, dairy, flowers, arts, crafts and more. http://urbanaillinois.us/market.