Entertainment listings, June 13-20

Entertainment listings, June 13-20

Special events

This weekend

The Artisan and Antique Market. Noon to 7 p.m. June 14, parking lot, Round Barn Centre, Champaign. Hosted by Classic Home Consignment. 239-1169.

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, angelai@visitchampaigncounty.org.

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, 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.

Celebrate Summer at The Pines. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15, The Pines, corner of Philo and Windsor roads, Urbana. Children's costume breakfast, 9 to 10 a.m. at Milo's Restaurant, with prizes and a parade; pre-purchase tickets at Busey Bank, Frogs and Fairies or The Little Gym at The Pines. Pot-a-Plant, The Little Gym Open House, manicures for children, inflatables, dunk tank, fitness challenge, Twyster balloons, face painting, giveaways. Free. 344-3872.

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 fee: $15, compete in the events all day. Profits go to Urbana Middle School Lego Robotics Club. 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, 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, 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 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 visit 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 top 20 cars, bikes and other vehicles. Special awards for semis and imports. Giveaway of a professional drum set. Judging, 6 p.m. Awards, 8 p.m. Donation fee to enter a vehicle in the show. Free admission. Music by Southern Transfer, outside TNT Tavern, and TJ Red Band, inside the business.

Next week

Champaign County 4-H Horse and Pony Show. 9 a.m. June 17, Gordyville USA, Gifford. 4-H'ers and horses judged in conformation, showmanship at halter and performance at riding. Gymkana classes judged on exhibitors' individual work. A "Just for Fun Costume Class" highlighted at the end of the show. Awards following the show. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv, http://www.4-husa.org.

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. and 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 foods from some of the area's best restaurants. Taste Vendor Emporium, showcasing pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry and crafts. Free concerts, inflatables, artist demonstrations. 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 Champaign Park District's Youth Scholarship Fund. 398-2550, http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.

Annual Garden Walk. Walk celebrates "Garden Oasis," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22, featuring eight gardens throughout Champaign-Urbana. Hosted by University of Illinois Extension Champaign County Master Gardeners. Held regardless of weather conditions. Tickets $10, in advance; $12, day of the event at the Idea Garden. Tickets at UI Extension Office, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C, and local garden centers. 333-7672.

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 the historic park. 444-5315, http://www.artsintheparkdanville.org.

Dave E. Sessions Memorial Ride. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 22, departing from Randolph Township Fire Department, 103 S. Buchanan St., Heyworth. Registration, check-in, 9 to 11 a.m. Sponsored by Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Illinois Chapter 5, Bloomington. Stops in Tremont, Havana, Beardstown and Mason City before return to Pit Row, Heyworth. Music by EMT Entertainment, 50/50 drawing, raffle prizes, silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Central Illinois Burn Center, Operation Santa and Dave Sessions Scholarship Fund. http://www.rkmcil5.org.

Future highlights

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, fordcofair@hotmail.com, 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 28 and noon to 2 a.m. June 29, Main and Walnut streets, behind The News-Gazette Building, downtown Champaign. Features more than 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.

Films

This weekend

Reel Deals. "Oz the Great and Powerful," 7 p.m. June 13, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. http://www.thevirginia.org.

Movie Night. "Big Miracle," 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. June 14, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Rated PG. Free popcorn. 893-3955.

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.

Next week

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.

Movie Matinee. "Running Free," 1 to 2 p.m. June 19, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Rated G. Free popcorn. 893-3955.

Ladies' Night Movie. "Eat Pray Love," 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 21, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Eated PG-13. 893-3955.

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.

Future highlights

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.

Music

This weekend

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 Soup Kitchen'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, ellenharms@aol.com.

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.

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). Free concert in the grassy meadow adjacent to the Meadowbrook Interpretive Center. 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. Hayrack ride through the park and guided prairie tours. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 367-1544, http://www.urbanaparks.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.urbanaparks.org" target="_blank">http://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.

Next week

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 performs, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Future highlights

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.

'A Grand Night for Singing.' 7:30 p.m. June 26, 27, 28 and 29; Salisbury Church, 2350 Madison Ave. (Old State Road 316), Charleston. Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, presented by Central Illinois Stage Company (CISCo) in celebration of its 15th anniversary. Tickets $12, $10 for groups of 10 or more. 549-8351.

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. pipers.hut@gmail.com, 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.

Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 28 and noon to 2 a.m. June 29, Main and Walnut streets, behind The News-Gazette Building, downtown Champaign. The festival features some of the area's top barbecue with 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://http://www.bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com.

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.

'Hear Our Song: A Benefit Concert for Pediatric Stroke Awareness.' 7:30 p.m. June 28, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Featuring the voices of Jason and Nicole Morgan; April and Andy Blacker; Jeff Chandler; Kari Croop; and sisters, Monica Samii and Nina Samii Frye; accompanied by Dan McCue and Andy Croop on piano and guitar. Silent auction, baked goods and beverages for sale. Tickets $10-$15 at the door. All proceeds go to Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association; http://www.chasa.org.

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.

Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 3, Prairie Park, Urbana. Featured band: Blues Deacons. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. Games and activities for families and kids. Meet city of Urbana officials. In the event of rain, the event will take place the next night. http://www.urbanaparks.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.urbanaparks.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.urbanaparks.org.

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.

Clarke Buehling in concert. 7 p.m. July 3, Techline, 307 S. Locust St., C. Clarke is recognized for his interpretations of late-19th-century, classic finger-style banjo, Clarke is also in the forefront of the recent resurgence of interest in the earlier minstrel banjo style. Tickets $12-$15 at the door. All proceeds go to the artist. 352-5570.

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.

Concert in the Park — Allerton Blues. 6 to 8 p.m. July 5, on the Gatehouse Lawn, Allerton Park, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Featuring Kilborn Alley Blues Band. Enjoy the show before your local fireworks show. Rain location: Allerton Barn. Suggested donation: $5; $10 per family. Concerts in the Park are presented by the University of Illinois Employees Credit Union the first Friday of every month April through October 2013. 333-3287.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Logan Kirby, 8 p.m. July 5, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.

In Concert at CPL: Ben Bedford. 2 to 3 p.m. July 7, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Bedford refers to his style as "American portrait songwriting," drawing upon history for inspiration and presenting songs with a strong sense of time and place. 403-2070. http://www.champaign.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.champaign.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.champaign.org.

Hessel Park Concert. Featuring Decatur Park Singers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., July 7, Hessel Park, Champaign. Relax and listen to the sounds of great local bands. Free. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.

Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Marvin Lee Band (old-fashioned country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9, 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. July 10, Wheatfield Park, Urbana. Featured band: High Cotton. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. Games and activities for families and kids. Meet city of Urbana officials. In the event of rain, the event will take place the following night. http://www.urbanaparks.org.

Krannert Uncorked with Maurice McKinley (jazz). 5 p.m. July 11, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Wine samples. Free. 333-6280.

Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring The Kickapooligans (from Bob Dylan and the Beatles to Rolling Stones and Wilco), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 12, 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. July 12, Sunset Ridge Park, Champaign. Featuring music by The New and Slightly Used. Sounds at Sunset events held this summer throughout Champaign. Each event will include an array of activities such as live music, inflatables, games and crafts. Free. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Free. 398-2550, ChampaignParkDistrict.com.

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.

The Little River Band. 7 to 10 p.m. July 12, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St. Considered one of Australia's most significant bands, the group has worldwide album and CD sales topping $30 million. Tickets start at $40. Add a meal before the show for $10. 815-993-6585.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Polly and Pam, the Kilmer Sisters, 8 p.m. July 12, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.

Melvin Music Show. 6:30 p.m. July 13, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Featuring Bellflower Country Opry. Doors open, 6 p.m. Food available for sale. Adults $10, children 12 and younger free. 388-2853.

Philo Country Music Show. 3 to 5:15 p.m. July 14, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison St., Philo. Showcases country music talent in a Branson-style live music stage show. Hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Guest star, Tony Booth, Will Rogers Academy Of Western Artists 2009 male vocalist of the year. Guest, Dennis Stroughmatt, fiddle. Featuring Logan Kirby, vocals; Dyke Corson, lead and steel guitar, vocals; Dave Ohllson, drums, vocals; Ed Clem, bass, vocals; and Chrissy Rigsby, piano, sax, vocals. Concessions. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 367-3898, 352-1477.

Krannert Uncorked with Michael Kammin, solo guitar. 5 p.m. July 18, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Wine samples. Free. 333-6280.

Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Mitchells Bluegrass and Gospel, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 19, 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 Outbound Drive, 6 to 9 p.m. July 19, Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North streets, Danville. Presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. 443-3886, http://www.summersounds.org.

Champaign Music Festival. 7 p.m. to midnight July 20, downtown Champaign. Bands to be announced. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.

Hessel Park Concert. Featuring Jim Marcum Swing Band, 6:30 to 8 p.m., July 21, Hessel Park, Champaign. Relax and listen to the sounds of great local bands. Free. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.

Sounds at Sunset. 6 to 8 p.m. July 26, Scott Park, Champaign. Featuring music by Steve Rodman. Sounds at Sunset events held this summer throughout Champaign. Each event will include an array of activities such as live music, inflatables, games and crafts. Free. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Free. 398-2550, ChampaignParkDistrict.com.

Dancing

This weekend

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, ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org/playford.html.

Milonga Sentimental. 7 to 11:30 p.m. June 15, McKinley Foundation, church basement, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Tango social dance presented by Tango Society of Central Illinois. Introductory tango lesson, 7 to 8:20 p.m.; preview of tango beginner express course starting June 18. No partner or experience required. Tango social dancing, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tango music by DJ Ron. Cost: $7, $10 with lesson. Students: $5, $7 with lesson. Light refreshments served. Tango.Society@gmail.com, http://www.centraltango.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.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

Blues dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. July 7, 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.

Singles/Couples Dance. 5 to 8 p.m. July 21, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. July 26, 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.

Performing arts

This weekend

Friday Night Live. Street-Side Performance Series presented by Bank Champaign. 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 streets. Eclectic mix of music, dance, magic and kids' activities. Free. If you are interested in performing: 351-9841 or kwhite@40north.org. List of each week's performers at http://www.fnlchampaign.com or http://www.facebook.com/FNLChampaign.

Entertainment at The Lounge. 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 14, The Hub, 912 W. Springfield Ave., C. Performances by local artists including 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 onepeople.cu@gmail.com.

Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. Fridays, SoDo Theatre, enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C. Improv comedy. A guest improv group performs before Zoo Improv each week. Guests include: Colin and Brian, June 14. Participate or just watch. $5. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

Next week

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.

Future highlight

Meet the Vanishing Woman. 2 to 2:45 p.m. June 27, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. School-age children are invited to meet Ellen Craft, portrayed by actress Jennifer Goran, and historical novelist Doug Peterson as they present a dramatic production based on the lives of Craft and Henry Brown, slaves who made escapes to freedom in the late 1840s.

Theater

This weekend

'Fiddler on the Roof.' Family-friendly musical, continues 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.

'Life Could Be a Dream: The 1960 Doo-Wop Musical.' Continues 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, June 13 to July 14, Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Tickets $35-$39 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.

'Musical Theater Review.' Rantoul Theatre Group, 7:30 p.m. June 13, 14, 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.' Continues 10:30 a.m. June 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, continues 8 p.m. June 13, 14 and 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.

Next week

'Cafe Murder.' Dinner theater murder mystery, 6 p.m. June 22, Olive Branch No. 38 Lodge Masonic Center, 109 W. North St., Danville. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Englewood, Colo. Proceeds to benefit Coins for Children. Cost $12. 497-3833, 497-4079.

'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.

Future highlights

'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 and 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, 10-13; 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.

'Past Forward Summer Theatre.' 7 p.m. June 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. June 30; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. Staged reading of memoirs penned by local authors, members of Past Forward Memoir Writing Group. Readings include short stories, poems, music and observations about the writers' lives and experiences. Tickets $6-$8. 345-2287.

Outdoors / Nature

This weekend

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; babadoos@illinois.edu. Cost $25; $30 at the door; includes lunch. Children under 12 years, free. 309-530-7678, ilsthortsoc@yahoo.com.

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, hq@ccfpd.org, http://www.ccfpd.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.ccfpd.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.ccfpd.org.

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.

Next week

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, sclementz@ccfpd.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. lynn@champaignsurplus.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.

future highlights

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, sdonovan@ccfpd.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 welcome and all spectators are invited. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 9 a.m. for status of launch. Free. 359-8225, cia-info@ciarocketry.org, 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 its live bird ambassadors to help teach children about wildlife, conservation and ecosystem health. For school-age children. 403-2030, http://www.champaign.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.champaign.org" target="_blank">http://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, sdonovan@ccfpd.org.

Nature Play Pre-K Turtle Time. 10 to 11 a.m. July 5, Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. July is Wild about Wildlife Month. Learn what makes turtles different from other types of wildlife at the forest preserves. For preschoolers age 2-6 and their adults. Dress for the weather; event will be outdoors. $5. Register by July 2. 896-2455, sdonovan@ccfpd.org.

UI museums

Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "Starting Point: Artworks of J. Fred Woell," through July 7. "Surrealism and Its Influence" and "Counterpoints: Moshekwa Langa, In and Out of Africa," both through July 28. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," through Sept. 29. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 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," ends June 13. "From Protest to Peace," ends 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.

Other museums

Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris. "17th Annual Paint Illinois Juried Exhibition," ends 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, director@champaignmuseum.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," 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.

Monticello Railway Museum. 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello. Father's 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 sousa@uiuc.edu.

Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) 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. D-Day exhibit opens at 2 p.m. June 15. A presentation by Navy veteran Jim Jones about the assault on the beaches will follow. The exhibit features items from the USS Harding, the closest ship to the beach that fired on the German fortifications. Navy maps of the invasion are presented. Other items include a clarinet carried ashore by a soldier and the radio from a B-17 bomber. Free admission this day; refreshments will be served. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission $2, under 12, $1. 431-0034, vcwm@comcast.net, http://www.vcwm.org.

Planetarium

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. "Summer Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, June 21 through Aug. 28.

— Main feature: "Violent Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays, June 14-28.

— Children's features: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 1 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 30; 10 a.m. Thursdays, June 13 through Aug. 1; except July 4. "Flight Adventures," 2 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 30. "Solar System Safari," 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 13 through Aug. 1; except July 4.

Exhibits

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. 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.

Springer Cultural Center. 301 N. Randolph St. C. "Nostalgic Moment: II," artworks of Siti Mariah Jackson and Brian J. Sullivan, opens June 20, through July 19. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. 398-2376, http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.

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.

Galleries

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.

Figure One. Exhibition space of the UI School of Art and Design, 116 N. Walnut St., C. "Art + Design Alumni Exhibition," through June 30. Forty-five 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.

Heartland Gallery. 112 W. Main St., U. Bloomsday Celebration, 2 to 4 p.m. June 15. Readings from James Joyce's "Ulysses" by local actors Gary Ambler, Joi Hofsommer and Seamus Reilly. Display of paintings and other art work relating to James Joyce and other Irish writers, photography of locations featured in "Ulysses." Refreshments. Free. 337-4767.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Art + Design Alumni Exhibition," through June 10. Forty-five 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. 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.

Farms/markets

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.

Annual U-Pick Lavender Festival. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21, 24, Sharp's Crossing Lavender Farm, 1495 County Road 2300 N, C. U-pick a bundle for $6.50. Variety of shades. Class to create a lavender wreath, 2 p.m. each day; $40; 612-720-0377 to register. Demonstrations and instructions throughout the day for making a lavender wand. Variety of lavender-related products in the barn shop. http://www.SharpsCrossingLavender.com, JanMeier@SharpsCrosssingLavender.com.

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.

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