Entertainment listings, June 20-26

A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.

Special events

This weekend

Piatt County Junior Fair. Continues June 20-23, 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.

Summer Solstice Day at Sholem. 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 21, Sholem Aquatic Center, Champaign. For all ages. Face painting, 4 to 6 p.m. Midsummer Night's Dream contest, 6 p.m.; win prizes by performing your favorite quote, speech or scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for a panel of judges. Sun salutation exercise on the pool lawn, 7:30 p.m. Sparkling grape juice toast at sunset. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com"

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.

Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts Show. Noon to 4 p.m. June 23, Chanute Air Museum, 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. Illinois vintage Corvairs on display. Prizes awarded, 3:30 p.m. Food vendors. Help museum staff pick favorite car with your vote. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and under, free. 893-1613, ext. 22.

Ford County Fair. 8 a.m. to midnight June 23-29, Ford County Fairgrounds, northeast corner of Melvin. Concert with country artist Dustin Lynch, with opening band Brushfire, 7 p.m. June 25; tickets $15. Western horse show, June 23; queen pageant, June 24; rides on the midway start evening of June 25; truck and tractor pull and children's tractor pull, June 27; a rodeo, June 28; demo derby, June 29; daily livestock shows. Talent show, 7 p.m., with a DJ dance following, June 26; music of Cover 4 after the 6 p.m. pull, June 27; Outbound Drive in beer tent after 7 p.m. rodeo, June 28; Back Paiges in the beer tent after 6 p.m. derby, and Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians with Al Pierson, 8 p.m. in dance building, June 29. 379-2920, fordcofair@hotmail.com, http://www.fordcountyfair.org.

Next week

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.

Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28-30, State Farm Arena, 1800 S. St., C. The "granddaddy" of Corvette shows. http://www.bloomingtongold.com, shelley@bloomingtongold.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.

Artist's Day in the Garden. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29, Wesley Whiteside Botanical Garden, corner of Illinois 16 and County Road 1820 E, just east of Charleston. Annual outdoor fundraiser provides area residents and artists of all abilities with the opportunity to create and be inspired in the open air of the Whiteside Garden. Sponsored by Coles County Arts Council. Paper, crayons and watercolor sets available, but bring lawn chairs and whatever else the choice of medium requires. Entry donation, $3-$5; 12 years or younger, free, with participating adult. 348-1538, earthstar@consolidated.net.

The Ageless Iron Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show. Noon to 7 p.m. June 29, Gray and Market streets, Sidell. Live music, a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m., raffles and a penny vote for your favorite entry. Register to enter an Ageless Iron in the show, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $15. All proceeds benefit the Harvey Stunkard Post 530 American Legion and Auxiliary. 530-2554, ala.tammy.ward@gmail.com.

Future highlights

St. Joseph Garden Walk. 3 to 7 p.m. June 30, four in St. Joseph and two country gardens north of the village. Rain or shine. Tickets $6 in advance at Schuren Nursery, St. Joseph; Country Arbors and FS Farmtown, Urbana; and Prairie Gardens, Champaign. Day of walk, $8, from 2:45 to 5 p.m., southeast corner of the four-way stop in St. Joseph. (Main Street and U.S. 150). 369-9060.

82nd annual Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. July 7-13, Jurgens Park behind the high school, Arthur. A full week of activities, including livestock shows, tractors pulls, demolition derby, horse and pony shows, livestock shows, agriculture and fine arts exhibits, live entertainment, a midway carnival, beer tent and entertainment, and grandstand entertainment. 725-3565, http://www.moultriedouglascountyfair.com.

72nd annual Fisher Community Fair and Horse Show. 1 to 11 p.m. July 9, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 10 to 13, Fisher Fairgrounds, 226 E. Sangamon St., Fisher. Exhibit and commercial building open July 9-12, commercial building open July 13. Amusements on the midway daily. July 9: Military Day and Queen's Night, bingo, Miss Fisher Fair Queen Pageant and Little Miss Pageant. July 10: children's games, pedal tractor pull, bingo, ITPA Tractor and Truck Pulls. July 11: bring canned goods for the Fisher Food Pantry for a $2 admission charge, open sheep show, bingo, remote-control show in the grandstands. July 12: open beef, horse, dairy and goat shows, bingo, AMVETS fish fry, 4 to 10 p.m., lawn mower demolition derby, Ryan Ideus and the Feudin' Hillbillys tailgate party on the track. July 13: Senior Citizens Day, 5K run/walk, All-American Mutt Show, junior rabbit show, car show, bingo, fried chicken supper, demolition derby, Fisher Stadium Renovation drawing. 897-1437, 841-3487, fisherfair2@frontier.com, http://www.fisherfair.com.

Historic Farm Days. Gates open at 7 a.m. July 11-14, Penfield. Sponsored by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club, Penfield. Gate fee only. Exhibits of antique farm machinery and yesterday's farm trucks and cars. Field demonstrations of harvesting, baling, combining, plowing and construction equipment. Daily parade, antique tractor pull and kids' pedal pull. Entertainment each evening with fireworks Saturday night. Museum features antique farm machinery, tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. 219-863-1270, http://www.antiquefarm.org.

Dr. John Alexander MacRae's Incredible Tent of Wonders. 2 to 2:45 p.m. July 13, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. See a collection of artifacts, relics and curiosities from the six corners of the globe. MacRae is a "doctor of curiositology" and a real-life naturalist, raptor rehabilitator and former director of Naper Settlement. 403-2030.

Ice cream social. 4 to 7 p.m. July 13, Pleasant View Building, corner of Myer and Holloway streets, Bismarck. Given by Newell Township Historical Society. Entertainment includes a car show and music. Fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the Bank Museum, corner of Chicago and Holloway streets in Bismarck, which will be open for tours. Tickets $4, at the social or call 759-7680.

Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair. July 16-20, Farmer City Fairgrounds. Queen pageant, Little Miss pageant, harness racing, stock car racing, livestock shows, demo derby, Raminator monster truck, Western horse show, kids' day, motorcycle races, tractor and truck pulls with a live band to finish. Chili, beef, pork and open cookoff contest on July 20. The hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and races at 7 on Fridays, weather permitting. 309-928-9110, farmercityfair@gmail.com, http://www.farmercityfair.com.

Films

This weekend

Reel Deals. "Admission," 7 p.m. June 20, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. http://www.thevirginia.org

Ladies' Night Movie. "Eat Pray Love," 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 21, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Rated 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

Next week

Reel Deals. "Lincoln," 7 p.m. June 25 and 27, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4. Performance on the Wurlitzer pipe organ by David Schroeder before the film on June 25. http://www.thevirginia.org.

Global Lens 2013. "Modest Reception" (Paziraie Sadeh), 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. June 27, Room C-118, Parkland Art Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Mani Haghighi, Iran, 2012. 100 minutes. Farsi/Persian with English subtitles. The film series is a showcase of critically acclaimed narrative feature films. Free. 351-2485, http://www.globalfilm.org, parklandartgallery@parkland.edu.

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 the Wurlitzer pipe organ by David Schroeder before the 7 p.m. film. http://www.thevirginia.org.

Future highlights

Global Lens 2013. "Southwest" (Sudoeste), 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. July 18, Room C-118, Parkland Art Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Eduardo Nunes, Brazil, 2011. 128 minutes. Portuguese with English subtitles. The film series is a showcase of critically acclaimed narrative feature films. Free. 351-2485, http://www.globalfilm.org, parklandartgallery@parkland.edu.

Movies in the Park. Dusk July 19, Wabash Park, 500 Wabash Ave., Rantoul. "Hotel Transylvania," rated PG. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 893-3323. http://www.rantoulchamber.com.

Music

This weekend

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 Illinois 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.

Decatur Park Singers and Young Park Singers. 7 p.m. June 21, Clark-Lindsey Masterpiece Gardens, 101 W. Windsor Road, U. Parking available at Stone Creek Church and Meadowbrook Park Race Street lot. Shuttle service available. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Free. 344-2144.

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.

Ann's Jam 4. 4 to 9 p.m. June 22, Woodsy's Gearhead City, 449 Illinois 130, 4 miles south of Philo. Gates open, 3 p.m. Annual event done in memory of Ann McComb. Featuring headliner, Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show, 7 p.m. Local bands Orizaba and Neoga Blacksmith also will perform. Food and beverages. Auction and games to benefit Operation Smiles, and antique and custom rods on display. Sponsored by Woodsy's Gearhead City. Free, but occupancy limited. anzjam@gearheadcity.com, http://www.gearheadcity.com/annsjam4.html.

Danville Symphony Orchestra. "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Orchestra," 8 p.m. June 22, Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Ave., Danville. Free summer concert at Danville's Arts in the Park celebration. In the event of rain, the concert will be in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School. 443-5300.

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.

Next week

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.

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.

'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 in celebration of CISCo's 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. Featuring some of the area's top barbecue with more than 13 award-winning barbecue vendors. Two days of music with national and local bands on three stages, including member bands of the Prairie Crossroads Blues Society, Jr. and the Blues Rockers, the James Jones Trio and Jerry Lee and the Juju Kings, 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. Regional Battle of the Bands. 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.

'Southern Fried Fest.' 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. June 29, Vermilion County Fairgrounds, Danville. Evening of blues, Southern rock and country. Featuring the James Jones Trio, Renegade, the Matt Poss Band and national recording artist Jason Charles Miller. Outdoors, open to all ages. Must be 21 for beer tent. Admission $10. 474-3851.

Future highlights

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. Featuring music by the 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.

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. Recognized for his interpretations of late-19th-century, classic finger-style banjo, Buehling 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, 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.

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 music by High Cotton. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. Games and activities for families and kids. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, 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, the 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.

Summer Garden Concert Series. Featuring Prairie Community Band, 5 to 7 p.m. July 14, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Evening of patriotic music, including music by John Phillip Sousa and a salute to our nation's armed forces. Free. 586-2612m kriopelle@ccfpd.org.

Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 17, King Park, Urbana. Featuring music by Painkillers. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. Games and activities for families and kids. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, the following night. http://www.urbanaparks.org.

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.

Concerts on the Lawn. Summer music series, featuring Shriners Jazz Band, 7 p.m. July 18, Mason Point campus, 1 mile east of Sullivan on Illinois 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. 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

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Cindy Suttles Moore, 8 p.m. July 19, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.

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.

Danville Municipal Band. 7 p.m. July 21, Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Ave., Danville. Tentatively scheduled concert. 597-1955.

Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 24, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Featured music by New Riders of the Golden Maize. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. Games and activities for families and kids. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, the following night. http://www.urbanaparks.org.

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.

Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Country Gentlemen (old-fashioned country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 26, 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.

Danville Municipal Band. 7 p.m. July 28, Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Ave., Danville. Tentatively scheduled concert. 597-1955.

Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Bob Schifo (country and popular songs), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 30, 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.

Dancing

This weekend

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. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Admission $5; students/seniors $4; under 13 free. 359-8225, http://urbana-contra.org.

Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. July 12, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. David Ernst, caller. Music by Euphor. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Admission $5; students/seniors $4; under 13 free. 359-8225, http://urbana-contra.org.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. July 19, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Gail Hintze, caller for both dances. Music by Bow-Dacious. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. Also, a Family Dance, 7 p.m., with Bow-Dacious Summer Camper Band, and new dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Admission $5; students/seniors $4; under 13 free. 359-8225, http://urbana-contra.org.

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

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.

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.

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. Participate or just watch. $5. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

Next week

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

'Backwards Broadway.' Danville Light Opera, 5 p.m. June 23, Lincoln Park, Danville, at the Arts in the Park festival. Featuring performers doing number you would never expect them to do, plus a preview of DLO's 2013 Summer Youth Musical. http://www.danvillelightopera.com.

'Cafe Murder.' Dinner theater murder mystery, 6 p.m. June 22, Olive Branch 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.

'Life Could Be a Dream: The 1960 Doo-Wop Musical.' Continues 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, June 20 to July 14, Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Tickets $35-$39 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.

'Urinetown, the Musical.' Champaign Urbana Theatre Company, musical comedy, continues 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

'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.

'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.

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.

'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.

'Freud's Last Session.' 8 p.m. July 25-28, July 31 to Aug. 3; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.

'The Music Man.' 7:30 p.m. July 25-27, 2 p.m. July 28, Urbana High School Theatre, 1002 S. Race St., U. The 22nd annual Youth Summer Theatre Performance. Members of the Urbana Pops Orchestra will perform the music for this classic. Tickets go on sale June 24. Adults, $14; students and seniors, $10; children 12 and younger, $7. 367-1544.

Outdoors / nature

This weekend

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.

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" target="_blank">http://http://www.ccfpd.org or contact the naturalist at the campground host cabin, 595-5692, hq@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.

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. Featuring 1-, 2- and 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.

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.

C-U at Home One Summer Day. 9 to 11 a.m. June 29, Hessel Park, Champaign. Opportunity for families to get involved together to take steps to fight homelessness. Rain or shine, walk to raise awareness of homelessness and raise funds to help support these residents. This year's goal is 200 walkers, raising at least $100 each, to provide professional case management to offer direct assistance to residents. 819-4569, http://www.cuathome.us.

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.

Future highlights

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.

Sibley's first Electric 5K Fun Run. 8:45 to 10:15 p.m. July 3, Sibley Gazebo, Sibley. A one-of-a-kind nighttime experience for all different speeds, ages, shapes and sizes. Proceeds go to HUSH, a nonprofit organization that works with kids on giving back to society. So grab your family, friends and multiple glow sticks and get ready to become electric at what will be an annual event. Register at http://www.getfitmom.net. getfit2mom@gmail.com.

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. Outdoor event for preschoolers age 2-6 and their adults. $5. Register by July 2. 896-2455, sdonovan@ccfpd.org.

Discover Reptiles. 3 to 4 p.m. July 8, Champaign Public Library, Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St. Get up close and personal with snakes and turtles from the Anita Purves Nature Center. For school-age children. 403-2090.

Meet the Animals. 1 to 4 p.m. July 20, Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E., Penfield. See live animals brought by Scovill Zoo's Mobile Zoo, including small mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world. Free. 896-2455, pleiter@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. 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. "Some of My Favorite Photos," photography by Mary Haag, opening reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 21, through July 19. "Works by Alice Baber" from the Paris Art Center's permanent collection, ongoing. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. 466-8130, http://www.parisartcenter.com.

Champaign County Historical Museum. In the historic Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C. Regular exhibits are four exhibit rooms, featuring turn-of-the-century (19th-century) items, plus the Victorian Room. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open for tour groups, by appointment. No admission charge for tours, but donations welcome. 356-1010, http://www.champaignmuseum.org, 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. 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. Steam train rides, June 22 and 23. Ride behind restored 1907 Southern 2-8-0 steam locomotive #401. Depart from museum site at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., and downtown at 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. June 22; 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., and from downtown at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. June 23. Steam fares, $9-$14; diesel, $6-$10; children under 2 free with adult. http://www.myrm.org, 877-762-9011.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C "Animal Encounters," 2 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time. See aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons and corn snake. Exhibits, facility and programs are family- and science-centered. Toddler Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday; sensory activities based on art, music, math and games. Free with admission, no registration. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission $3-$4, children under 2 and members free. 352-5895, http://www.orpheumkids.com.

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.

Planetarium

William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Closed July 4. Admission $4-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Summer Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, June 21 through Aug. 28. — Main feature: "Violent Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays, June 21 and 28. — Children's features: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 1 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 30; 10 a.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 1, except July 4. "Flight Adventures," 2 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 30. "Solar System Safari," 11 a.m. Thursdays, 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," ends 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.

Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. "Joseph Gallo Mono Prints, Peyton Stewart Paintings and Celine Brousard Photographs," opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. June 22, with music by Opus Dog with Celine Brousard and the Pedestrians. Through mid-August. Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and during studio hours or by appointment. 328-9642.

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.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "What We Do During Our Summer Vacations," by the Art Education Student Organization at the UI, features several studying art educators from UI, ends June 25. Also features both graduate and undergraduate students; many of the artworks for sale. 898-4646, http://www.indi-go-art.com.

Sugar Creek Boutique. 118 S. Main St., Homer. Art and crafts, including sculpture by Rick Larimore, jewelry by Gail Williams, fused and stained glass by Jo Duchene, and works by another 12 artisans, through Aug. 31. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; 1 to 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 896-4012.

Sleepy Creek Vineyards. 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. Quilts by Nina Paley on display through August in the Hayloft Gallery. 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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