Entertainment listings, June 6-13
A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.
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, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., begin with a 5K run/walk and continues with a Market in the Park, camel rides, open houses, cricket spittin' contest, hot wing eating contest, cutest baby contest, music, LegoRama contest, inflatables and kids' games, free stagecoach rides, free petting zoo, Amish-made ice cream, BMX Bike Tricks Show, speed-carving show, antique tractor show, classic car show, motorcycle show, food vendors, a Salute to Old Glory, '50s/'60s show and more. http://www.bement.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ogden Lions Club Bicycle Benefit Ride for Camp Lions. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8, Ogden. A 12-, 20-, 32- or 62-mile ride. Registration, 7 to 10 a.m. Meal provided, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefit for Camp Lions, a summer camp for vision- and hearing-impaired children. $20, adult; $12, children under 12 years. Register at http://www.signmeup.com/90167. 621 9943, http://www.lionwap.org/ogdenil, email@example.com.
Family Fun Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8, 149 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Fun and food. All proceeds benefit Love INC's work in the area. 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.
Philly's Living the Dream Ride. June 8. Second annual Memorial Dice Run to benefit Richard D. "Philly" Philabaum's educational costs. All vehicles welcome. 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 and Jimmy Pete's in Humboldt before final stop at Spanky's in Mattoon, where there will be a meal, music by 5 Gone Mad, winner announcement and silent auction. Rain or shine. Registration fee $10. 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. Car show, 4 to 6 p.m. Learn ways to prevent cancer, 4 to 6 p.m. Kids' activities, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Opening ceremony, 6 p.m. Relay Princess and Prince event, 7:30 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.
Douglas County Relay for Life. 6 p.m. June 8 to 6 a.m. June 9, East Prairie Middle School, 409 S. Prairie St., Tuscola. A family-friendly event with food vendors, a bounce house, kids games, and entertainment. Celebrate the American Cancer Society's 100th birthday, honor all cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle. Donations can be made and luminarias may be purchased at: http://www.relayforlife.org/douglasil.
Cruisin' Towards Cures for Campers. Benefit show for Central Illinois Muscular Dystrophy Association, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 15, 1706 S. State St., C (Hooters and Hardee's parking lots). Qualifying show for the best of the best in Brighton, Oct. 13. Gates open, 9 a.m. Judging and specialty awards, noon. Goody bag and dash plaque to first 100 participants, drawings for raffle prizes, silent auction, 50/50 drawing and cash grab bag. Awards and invitations to the best of the best, 3 p.m. Pre-registration, $10; at the gate, $15. Open to the public, free. http://www.mdabenefitsow.com.
Garden Walk and Art Faire in the Park. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15, Methodist Park, 300 W. Court St., Paris, Ill. Sponsored by Paris Altrusa Club and First United Methodist Church. Artisans and vendors offer specialty and handcrafted items. Breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and Imagination Library Book Wagon offering free books to Edgar County children 5 and younger. Walk includes gardens at six area homes and a local garden nursery, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets $5; maps available at the park. Free admission to park. Proceeds benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. 822-3717, 251-7140, 466-4215.
HotSlots R/C Bash Fest. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15, HotSlots 1/32 Slot Car Shop, 1809 Philo Road, U. Variety of events for "R/C Bashers," and other entertainment for spectators. Remote-control helicopter, airplane, boat (in an RC boat pond), and ground vehicle demonstrations for the spectators. No cost to enter R/C car and truck show; food available for purchase. Competitions: first event, $15; second, $10; each event after, $5; all events, $4. Spectators free. 355-2277.
Drivin' the Dixie. Drive up the Dixie Highway at 10 a.m. June 15 starts at corner of North and Vermilion streets, Danville, and ends in Momence. Free registration, 9 to 9:45 a.m., parking lot next to City Hall Building, Main and Walnut streets. All ages and types of vehicles. Drivers not going to Momence may join the Dixie Car Show, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lot at Vermilion County Museum, 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville, or gravel lot next to First Midwest Bank. Museum center open free of charge, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 442-2922.
Pop the Top Car Show. June 15, Oak and Main Streets, downtown Arcola. Car registration, 10 a.m. to noon. Awards at 3 p.m. Dash plaques for the first 50 cars, door prizes, handcrafted trophies for the top 25. See 15 murals painted by the Walldogs last summer. http://www.arcolaillinois.org, http://www.arcolachamber.com.
Cruisin' for a Cure. First stop, 10 a.m. June 15, leave from The Sandtrap, Gibson City. Registration, 8:30 a.m. Antique, classic and specialty cars will meet in Gibson City and "cruise" through Ford County and surrounding areas. Cars stop and park for about 30 minutes at these towns: 10:20 a.m., Rantoul; 11 a.m., Loda; 11:40 a.m., Buckley; 1:35 p.m., Roberts; 2:25 p.m., Piper City; 2:45 p.m., Chatsworth; 3:45 p.m., Melvin; and 4:30 p.m., Sibley. Also, raffle tickets. Benefit for Relay for Life. 784-5672.
Sidell Lions Club's annual Open Pit Chicken Barbecue. June 15, Water Tower Park, corner of Chicago and Main streets, Sidell. Vendors, a kiddie tractor pull at noon, parade at 3 p.m., then live music, open-pit chicken served from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the Lions Club raffle. Event ends around 8:30 p.m. Boxes on stage to collect donations of used glasses and hearing aids. 288-9541, 497-1961.
Juneteenth Celebration. Noon to 4 p.m. June 15, Douglass Park, Champaign. Listen to great music and visit different vendors. Children are invited to make arts and crafts and play at the bounce house and obstacle course.
Rockin' and Roddin' car show. 2 to 10 p.m. June 15, downtown Rantoul. Sponsored by Hot Rods and Hooligans Motor Club. Food, music and a street dance. Trophies awarded to the top 20 cars, bikes and other vehicles. Special awards given for semis and imports. Giveaway of a professional drum set. Judging at 6 p.m., awards at 8 p.m. Donation fee to put a vehicle in the show. Entry to the show is free. Music by Southern Transfer, outside TNT Tavern, and TJ Red Band, inside the business.
Piatt County Junior Fair. June 18-23, 523 S. Jefferson St., Cerro Gordo. Livestock shows, pageants, nonlivestock exhibits and judging, entertainment. Free admission. 677-2248, http://www.piattcountyfair.com.
59th annual Piatt County Trail Blazers Rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m., rodeo at 7:30 p.m. June 20, 21 and 22; Piatt County Trail Blazers, Monticello — 1 mile north at Interstate 72 Exit 166. Event showcases bareback, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Parade at 10 a.m. June 22, downtown Monticello. 762-2663.
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. New part of the Taste of C-U is the Pie Run, a 3.14-mile run, 5 p.m. June 22. A pet-free event. Tickets sold in sheets of four for $5. Proceeds go to the Champaign Park District's Youth Scholarship Fund. 398-2550, http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.
Danville Arts in the Park. June 22 and 23, Lincoln Park, Danville. More than 60 artist booths, two full days of continuous on-stage performances, "Art On Wheels" classic car show the morning of June 22, a children's tent, and festival food all under the century-old trees of historic Lincoln Park. 444-5315, http://www.artsintheparkdanville.org.
Ford County Fair. June 23-29, Ford County Fairgrounds, northeast corner of Melvin. Pageants, daily livestock shows, midway, children's tractor pull, entertainment. Country artist Dustin Lynch headlines concert, 7 p.m. June 25. The concert also features the band Brushfire. Tickets $15. 379-2920, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.fordcountyfair.org.
Vermilion County Fair and Expo. June 25-29, U.S. 150, west of Oakwood. Carnival, vendors and concessions, livestock shows, nonlivestock shows and beer tent entertainment. Grandstand entertainment. New this year: the High-Flying Pages Aerial and Animal Thrill Show. 443-4005, http://www.vermilioncountyfair.com.
Happy Haven Fourth Hummingbird Happening Quilt Show. 9 a.m. to noon June 29, Happy Haven, 17009 N. County Road 2200 E, Oakland; turn at the red balloons. Snacks and drinks available. 346-3363, 218-2049.
Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 29 and noon to 2 a.m. June 30, Main and Walnut streets, behind The News-Gazette Building, downtown Champaign. Features over 13 award-winning barbecue vendors, two days of music with national and local bands on three stages, arts and crafts, Dinosores Motorcycle Club bike show, food and beer. Free admission; $5 suggested donation at the gate. http://www.bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com.
Freedom Fest. Noon to 10 p.m. July 4, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet. Boats open at noon; food concessions and some family activities start at 3 p.m.; Music in Motion begins at 5 and 9 p.m. After a tribute to service members, see the lake light up with a spectacular fireworks display set to music. Admission $1; children 5 and younger are free. Rain date: July 5. 586-2612, email@example.com.
Rantoul's annual Freedom Celebration. 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 4, Rantoul Airport, 6 Aviation Center Drive. Activities include the Rockin' the Runway 5K at 7 p.m. Food, inflatables, dance recital and a Kid Zone full of games and activities. Monster truck rides in the Raminator. Music including the Cover 4 and Black N Blue bands. Fireworks at dusk. Admission $5 for ages 13 and up; kids 12 and younger, free. Kid Zone, a wristband, $1. http://www.rantoulchamber.com, 893-3323.
Summer Blockbuster Movie Series. "Forrest Gump," 1 and 7 p.m. June 8, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. Performance on Wurlitzer pipe organ by David Schroeder before the 7 p.m. film. http://www.thevirginia.org.
Community Cinema. "Love Free or Die." 6 to 8 p.m. June 11, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Film looks at Gene Robinson, who in 2003 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" target="_blank">http://http://www.champaign.org.
Reel Deals. "Oz the Great and Powerful," 7 p.m. June 11 and 13, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. http://www.thevirginia.org
Summer Blockbuster Movie Series. "Jaws," 1 and 7 p.m. June 15, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. http://www.thevirginia.org.
Reel Deals. "Admission," 7 p.m. June 18 and 20, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. Performance on Wurlitzer pipe organ by David Schroeder before the film on June 18. http://www.thevirginia.org.
Movies in the Park. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 21, Wabash Park, 500 E. Wabash Ave., Rantoul. "E.T.," rated PG. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 893-3323. http://www.rantoulchamber.com.
Summer Blockbuster Movie Series. "Men in Black," 1 and 7 p.m. June 22, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. http://www.thevirginia.org.
Reel Deals. "Lincoln," 7 p.m. June 25 and 27, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. Performance on Wurlitzer pipe organ by David Schroeder before the film on June 25. http://www.thevirginia.org.
Summer Blockbuster Movie Series. "Pirates of the Caribbean," 1 and 7 p.m. June 29, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. Performance on Wurlitzer pipe organ by David Schroeder before the 7 p.m. film. http://www.thevirginia.org.
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 performed 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.
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 and 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. Featuring Abnormous, 6 to 8 p.m. June 7, Robert C. Porter Family Park, Rising and Windsor roads, Champaign. Sounds at Sunset events held 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.
Benefit at Proud Mary's. 11 a.m. June 8, Proud Mary's, 1003 E. Southline Road, Tuscola. Benefit for Lisa Anderson, an Atwood native who recently underwent surgery for cancer. Features a poker run beginning at 11 a.m., as well as food, silent auction and entertainment by area bands and musicians, including Autumn Zero, Percy Prowl, Hot Dogs Wit Mustard, and Doug Meeks. 369-5264.
The Hogchute Opry. A Low-Culture Celebration of Art and Music, 4 p.m. to midnight June 8, Kalyx Center for Sustainability, 436 E. 1300 N Road, Monticello. Spend an evening in a barn with live music, local artwork and more. Event showcases original, alternative takes on music and culture in the country. Featuring music by Neoga Blacksmith, Cody and the Gateway Drugs, Manzanita Bones, the Legend of Levi Morgan, Catching Hickory, and Morgan Horse. http://www.hogchuteopry.com
Urbana Pops Orchestra. "That's No Moon — an Evening of Space-inspired Music," 7 p.m. June 8, auditorium, Urbana High School. Includes the premiere performance of "Cold Moonlight," written by high school junior Daniel Stelzer, winner of this year's Urbana Pops Orchestra composition contest, and 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. With friends from the Philo Country Opry. 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. First concert of the year, featuring the Middle Town String Band (folk, bluegrass and gospel music). Free. 586-2612, email@example.com.
Hessel Park Concert. Featuring Craig Russo & the Latin Jazz Project, 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 9, Hessel Park, Champaign. 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.
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 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.
Krannert Uncorked with Faye Ballard, ragtime piano.5 p.m. June 13, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Wine samples. Free. 333-6280.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside at the Research Park. 6:30 p.m. June 14, UI Research Park, Champaign. Performance space and seating area just south of the building, corner of First Street and St. Mary's Road. Headliner is Ellnora: The Guitar Festival alum Vieux Farka Toure with his signature Malian blues, with opening act Mhondoro Rhythm Success. Free parking lot south of the Caterpillar/SAIC Building, 1901 S. First St. Presented by Krannert Center and Fox/Atkins Development LLC. Free. 333-6280.
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.
Hidden Treasures and Flavors of Champaign County Tour. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15, throughout Champaign County. Among the attractions being discovered are Wyldewood Cellars, Spurlock Museum, the Altgeld Bell Tour and Homer Lake. Tour concludes with the summer festival at the Center City Summer Stage on Green Street. Registration $10, includes refreshments, boxed lunch, giveaways. 351-4133, email@example.com.
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. Ryan Ideus and the Feudin' Hillbillys is the headliner. One of the Champaign Center Partnership Premier Events. http://www.champaigncenter.com.
Bellflower Country Opry. Featuring Janet Durham, 7 p.m. June 15, gymnasium of the Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Janet Durham and her husband, Chris, own the Prime Time Opry. Tickets $10, adults; 12 and younger, free. 898-7493, 309-722-3497.
Voicehandler and Jason Finkelman in concert. 7 p.m. June 17, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. 898-4646, http://www.indi-go-art.com.
Sidewalk Prophets. 6:30 p.m. June 18, outdoor concert in the field adjacent to the WBGL's studios, corner of Springfield Avenue and Staley Road, Champaign. Word Records recording artist. With opening act Love & the Outcome. Parking available in the businesses along Fieldstone Road beginning at 5 p.m. Free.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 19, Blair Park, Urbana. Featuring music by Keith Harden, 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.
Krannert Uncorked with BB Trio.5 p.m. June 20, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Wine samples. Free. 333-6280.
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
Angie Heaton and Bobby Watson. 7 p.m. June 21, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. 898-4646.
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.
Bow-Dacious String Band Concert. 2 to 2:45 p.m. June 22, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Robin Kearton and the Bow-Dacious String Band kids perform popular tunes, from bluegrass to waltzes. 403-2030, http://www.champaign.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.champaign.org.
Danville Municipal Band. 6:30 p.m. June 23, Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Ave., Danville. Concert finale for Danville's Arts in the Park weekend. 597-1955.
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.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 26, Crestview Park, Urbana. Featuring music by Urbana Pops: Feat Ensembles, 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.
Krannert Uncorked with Rick Kubetz and Terry Bush (Americana).5 p.m. June 27, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Wine samples. Free. 333-6280.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. Features Acadian powerhouse trio Vishten, 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. Battle of the Bands Regional. Sounds at Sunset events held 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.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. June 28, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
Black Oak Arkansas. 7 to 10 p.m. June 29, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St. Tickets start at $25. 815-993-6585 ,http://www.watsekatheatre.com.
Hessel Park Concert. Featuring Tons O' Fun Band, 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 30, Hessel Park, Champaign. 398-2550, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Danville Municipal Band. 7 p.m. June 30, Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Ave., Danville. Concert, "In Honor of Those Who Have Served and Are Serving Our Nation: A Patriotic Concert." 597-1955.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Bob Schifo (country and popular songs), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 2, 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.
American English — Beatles Tribute. 7 to 10 p.m. July 3, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. All proceeds to benefit the local food bank. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets $20. 815-993 6585, http://www.watsekatheatre.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Black Ridge Road (traditional bluegrass), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 5, 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 Just Us Summer Band, 6 to 9 p.m. July 5, Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North streets, Danville. Presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. 443-3886, http://www.summersounds.org
Outside at the Research Park. 6:30 p.m. July 12, UI Research Park, Champaign. Performance space and seating area just south of the building, corner of First Street and St. Mary's Road. Headliner is Spuyten Duyvil (alternative American roots band), with opening act The Diva and The Dude (Kathy Harden and Andy Baylor). Green fair, 6 p.m. Free parking in lot south of the Caterpillar/SAIC Building, 1901 S. First St. Presented by Krannert Center and Fox/Atkins Development LLC. Free. 333-6280.
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. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. 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.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
English Country Playford Ball. 8 to 11 p.m. June 15, Ballroom, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Hosted by 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, email@example.com, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org/playford.html.
Milonga Sentimental. 8:30 p.m. June 15, McKinley Foundation, church basement, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Tango social dance presented by Tango Society of Central Illinois. $7; $5, student. http://www.centraltango.com, Tango.Society@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.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. June 21, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Lauren Peckman, caller. Music by Heather, Chris and Evan. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. Admission $5; students/seniors $4; under 13 free. 359-8225, http://urbana-contra.org.
Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. June 28, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Tex and Friends (Tex Wynn, Al Waite, Ron Johnson, Terry Cottrel and Dave Coleman). Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. Held the fourth Friday every month.
Outdoor Milonga. "Milonga del Campo Afuera," 5 to 8 p.m. June 29, 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.
Friday Night Live. Street-Side Performance Series. 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday, through Aug. 16, downtown Champaign. Free street-side performances at three locations: Neil and Church, Neil and Park, and Walnut and Chester. Eclectic mix of music, dance, magic and various kids' activities. Free. If you are interested in performing: 351-9841 or firstname.lastname@example.org. List of each week's performers at http://www.fnlchampaign.com or http://www.facebook.com/FNLChampaign.
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. Guests include: Scott Pitts, June 7; Colin and Brian, June 14. Participate or just watch. $3. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, email@example.com.
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.
Race Street Bash. 1 to 5 p.m. June 9, 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. Rain or shine. In the event of foul weather, it will be in Corson's Music and the C4A Studios. 384-5150, http://www.c-4a.org.
Entertainment at The Lounge. 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 14, The Hub, 912 W. Springfield Ave., C. Performances by local artists ranging from singers, poets, storytellers and spoken word artists. Refreshments provided. Donations collected for The Cross of Christ Health Center in Akute, Nigeria. Free. onepeoplecu.wix.com/onepeople or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solstice Time Storytelling. With Dan Keding and Kathe Brinkmann, 7:30 p.m. June 20, Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. Evening of stories and songs. Keding tells traditional folk tales and personal narratives, and is a ballad singer. Brinkmann, a storyteller all her life, produces and hosts "The Stories We Tell" on UPTV). Admission $8. 419-3624, http://www.kathebrinkmann.com.
'Fiddler on the Roof.' Family-friendly musical, continues 8 p.m. June 6-7, 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.' Continues 7:30 p.m. June 7 and 8; Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello. Tickets $12.50. http://www.monticellotheatre.org.
'Life Could Be a Dream: The 1960 Doo-Wop Musical.' 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, June 6 to July 14, Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Tickets $35-$39 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'The Pinocchio Show.' 10:30 a.m. June 7, 8, 11, 13-15; 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.
'Musical Theater Review.' Rantoul Theatre Group, 7:30 p.m. June 13-15 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.
'Urinetown, the Musical.' Champaign Urbana Theatre Company, musical comedy, 7:30 p.m. June 13-15, 2:30 p.m. June 16, 7:30 p.m. June 20-22 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.
'Anything Goes.' 2 and 8 p.m. July 3, 8 p.m. July 4 and 5, 4 and 8 p.m. July 6, 2 p.m. July 7, 8 p.m. July 9, 2 and 8 p.m. July 10, 8 p.m. July 11 and 12, 4 and 8 p.m. July 13 and 2 p.m. July 14; Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
'Dora the Explorer Pirate Adventure.' 10:30 a.m. July 5, 6, 9, 11-13; Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. A 2013 Theatre for Young Audience Show. Stick around after the show to meet the entire cast and get autographs from your favorite characters. Tickets $10.40. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
'Evil Dead: The Musical.' 8 p.m. June 27-30, July 3-7, 7-13; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.
'The Fiddler on the Roof Jr.' 7 p.m. July 11, 1 and 7 p.m. July 12, and 7 p.m. July 13; the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Presented by participants in the Champaign Park District Youth Theatre Summer Camp. 819-3902, Patty.Dudley@cparkdistrict.com.
'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.' 2 and 8 p.m. June 19, 8 p.m. June 20 and 21, 4 and 8 p.m. June 22, 2 p.m. June 23, 8 p.m. June 25, 2 and 8 p.m. June 26, 8 p.m. June 27 and 28, 4 and 8 p.m. June 29 and 2 p.m. June 30; Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
Outdoors / nature
'Cold-Blooded Creatures.' 4 to 5 p.m. June 6, Rantoul Youth Center, 1306 Country Club Lane. See Jim Nesci's cold-blooded creatures, "Conservation through Education." Make friends with alligators, snakes, lizards and a tortoise. See, touch and hold the reptiles. Presented by Friends of the Rantoul Public Library. Part of the library's Summer Reading Club, "Have Book — Will Travel," for ages birth to 14. Open to the public. 893-3955, 892-4356, http://www.rantoul.lib.il.us.
Swallow watching. 6 to 8 p.m. June 6, Homer Lake Forest Preserve District, Homer. A potluck dinner and swallow watching. Bring your own table service, beverage and a dish to share. 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 includes interactive family activities. $2; children 4 and younger, free. Registration required; 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitness in the Forest. 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays through 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, plus other healthy and fun fitness activities in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Free. 595-5692, email@example.com, http://www.ccfpd.org.
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.
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, email@example.com, http://www.kennekuk.com.
Naturalist programs. Noon to 1 p.m. weekends, 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
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.
Playscape Mondays. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, 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. Dress to get dirty. Free. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nordic Walking Group. 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Race Street parking lot, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Weekly group. A 4-mile route around Meadowbrook Park. All Nordic walkers welcome. Walk in all seasons. No charge. email@example.com, 649-6861.
Second Wind Running Club Summer Fun Runs. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. A timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile. Held during daylight savings months only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org.
Kennekuk Road/Trail Runners Summer Fun Runs/Walks. 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 21, except July 3, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Cross Country Course, Danville. Meet at Meadow Shelter near Clear Pond. One-, 2-, 3-mile runs/walks or 3-mile Clear Pond Trail. Free entry. Ribbons and medals, with cookouts to follow on event nights. http://www.kennekuk.com.
Illinois State Horticultural Society Horticulture Field Day. June 13. Registration at 8 a.m. at Curtis Orchard; tours at 8:30 a.m. Lunch served at noon at the orchard. Afternoon tours at 2 p.m. at UI fruit farms and research center, 2711 S. Race St., U. Walking and wagon tours. Presentations at both locations; firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost $25; $30 at the door; includes lunch. Children under 12 years, free. 309-530-7678, email@example.com.
Take Me Fishing. 9 to 11 a.m. June 29, Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Kids' awards, activities, basic fishing instruction available. 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 is required. Free. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2013. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29, Pick Dodds Park, Champaign. The Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club is holding its biggest rocketry event of the year, GARLO 2013. Rockets of all sizes will be welcome, and all spectators are invited. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 9 a.m. for status of launch. Free. 217/359-8225, email@example.com, http://www.CIARocketry.org/garlo.html.
Wildlife Medical Clinic: Feathered Friends. 2 to 2:45 p.m., June 29, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. The UI Wildlife Medical Clinic will bring their live bird ambassadors to help teach children about wildlife, conservation and ecosystem health. For school-age children. 403-2030, http://www.champaign.org.
Growing Up Wild: Turtle Time. 10 to 11 a.m. July 2, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Learn what makes turtles different from other types of wildlife at the forest preserves. Outdoor program for preschoolers age 2-6 and their adults. Dress for the weather. $5 per child. Register by June 28. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "Starting Point: Artworks of J. Fred Woell," opens June 7. "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 and July 4. 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. 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. "17th Annual Paint Illinois Juried Exhibition," through June 14. "Works by Alice Baber" from the Paris Art Center's Permanent Collection, ongoing. "Some of My Favorite Photos," photography by Mary Haag, opening reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 21, through July 19. 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, 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.
C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum. 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton. Annual quilt show, "Quilted Keepsakes 2013," 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.
I&I Historic Farm Museum. 309 E. Busey St., Penfield. Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 595-5413 or 863-2681, http://www.antiquefarm.org.
Monticello Railway Museum. 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello. Fathers Day Weekend, June 15 and 16. Fathers ride free when accompanied by their children. Trains depart from the main museum site at 11 a.m. and 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m.; and depart from the Wabash Depot, downtown, at 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. on both days. http://www.mrym.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. Exhibits ending in June include: "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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) 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, email@example.com, http://www.vcwm.org.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Closed July 4. Admission $4-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, through June 14. — Main feature: "Violent Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through June 8, then 8 p.m. Fridays, June 14-28. — Children's features: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, through June 8; 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11 through July 30; 10 a.m. Thursdays, June 13 through Aug. 1; except July 4. "Flight Adventures," 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11 through July 30. "Solar System Safari," 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 13 through Aug. 1; except July 4.
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 third display, "Specialty Household Lamps," through June 30. 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. "So Many Beasts of Burden" features the work of several artists from the master of fine arts program at the UI, through June 28; opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. June 7. Art exhibit to explore societal contributions and influence of animals. 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. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "Looking at Lincoln," through Aug. 11."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 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.
Figure One. Exhibition space of the UI School of Art and Design, 116 N. Walnut St., C. "Art + Design Alumni Exhibition" by UIUC Art + Design alumni, June 7-30. Gallery opens at 2 p.m., with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. June 8. There will be 45 alumni displaying 99 works of art. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 333-0855, http://www.art.illinois.edu.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Art + Design Alumni Exhibition" by UIUC Art + Design alumni, June 7-10; gallery opens at 2 p.m., with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. June 8. There will be 45 alumni displaying 99 works of art. "What We Do During Our Summer Vacations," by the Art Education Student Organization at the UI, features several studying art educators from UI, opening 6 to 9 p.m. June 14; through June 25. Also features both graduate and undergraduate students; many of the artworks for sale. 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.
Sleepy Creek Vineyards. 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. Film and art by Nina Paley, June 15. Featuring her Art Quilts in the Hayloft Gallery. Meet the artist at the reception, 6 to 8 p.m. June 15. Quilts on display through August. Showing of her award-winning animated film, "Sita Sings the Blues," 8 to 10 p.m. Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. 733-0330, http://www.sleepycreekvineyards.com.
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.