Entertainment listings, July 25-Aug. 1
A listing of events, provided by the venues. In case of an error, please click here to email online editor Mike Howie.
Champaign County Fair. Continues July 25-27, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Coler and Fairview avenues, Urbana. July 25, country music show, featuring Justin Moore with special guest Chase Rice. July 26, demo derby 2 (Compact Crazy Night with new figure 8 event). July 27, Illinois Championship Truck and Tractor Pulls. http://www.champaigncountyfair.cc or Facebook page.
Edgar County Fair. Continues July 25-27, Edgar County Fairgrounds, Paris, Ill. Activities include fair queen pageant, livestock shows, harness racing, carnival, talent show, tractor pulls and demolition derby. 463-8365, 822-0905, http://www.edgarcountyfair.com.
Hootin' and Hollerin' Hootenanny. 2 to 7 p.m. July 27, Prairie Farm, 2202 W. Kirby Ave., C. Music, classic family-favorite lawn games, inflatables for kids, country crafts and a summer-style cookout. See tractors and other farm equipment and take a hayrack ride around Centennial Park. 398-2550.
Coles County Fair. Noon July 28, 8 a.m. July 29 to 31, 11 a.m. Aug. 1, 8 a.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m. Aug. 3 and 8 a.m. Aug. 4; Coles County Fairgrounds, Charleston. Livestock shows, 4-H shows, queen and little miss pageants, carnival, professional bull riding, arts and crafts, harness racing, truck and tractor pull, demolition derby and more. 856-3571, http://www.colescountyfair.com.
Georgetown Fair. Aug. 2-10, Mill Street, Georgetown. Georgetown. Carnival, exhibits, livestock shows, horse show, queen pageant, tractor and truck pull, and entertainment, including Rush of Fools concert, sponsored by First Church of Christ of Georgetown on Aug. 4, Jimmie Bussel and The Brothers of the Highway, sponsored by WITY on Aug. 7, Highway 341 on Aug. 9 and Battlecreek on Aug. 10. 662-6415, http://www.georgetownfair.com.
Villa Grove Car Show 2013. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3, Harrison Park, Villa Grove. "Cars for the Cure" to support breast cancer awareness. Registration, 9 a.m. to noon. Trophies at 3 p.m. 100 dash plaques. 50/50 drawing to benefit breast cancer awareness. Free T-shirts to first 25 registrants. Free goody bags. Register: Stephen Akers at 832-9778, 621-3027.
Poker run for Alzheimer's. Sign-up starts at noon, ride leaves at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 3, The Ridge, 10 S. State St., Ridge Farm. $10 per hand for the ride. Food provided and raffle drawing after the ride. Bake sale starts at 7 a.m. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer's organization in Bloomington. 247-9904.
'A Touch of Arthur.' Aug. 3, downtown Arthur, the Route 133 businesses corridor and surrounding countryside businesses. Merchants and businesses will host open houses and special sales during the day, while others will have booths set up. Exhibitions, demonstrations, pony rides for the kids and Saturday morning golf carts available to take anyone interested around downtown or the neighborhoods around town. Also on display downtown, farm equipment and fire protection equipment. Free. http://www.arthurfestivals.com.
Champaign-Urbana Days. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 10, 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11, Douglass Park, Champaign. Join generations of visitors who flock to this annual event to celebrate family and reunite at Douglass Park. Make new community memories by enjoying entertainment, food, children's activities including inflatables and Touch-a-Truck, and a senior luncheon. Free. 398-2550, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Cheeseburgers and Fun. 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Bunker Hill Historic Area at Kennekuk County Park, Danville. The Kennekuk Road Runners’ Howl at the Moon 8-hour Run/Walk, 7 a.m. Annual Bunker Hill Run Car and Tractor Show, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; more than 225 vehicles on display (no entry fee to participate), featuring a cruise to the Illiana Healthcare System Medical Center. Food vendors begin, 11 a.m. Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation will serve the cheeseburger meal beginning at 4 p.m.; fundraiser for the foundation. Entertainment: Ben Jenkins Band, 1 to 3 p.m.; Hitmen and a Dame, 5 to 7 p.m.; Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, 8 to 10 p.m. Displays at the buildings at Bunker Hill Historic area as well as a chainsaw carving demonstration. Tours of the Kennekuk Environmental Education Center in Kennekuk County Park; trolley rides given to the site. Free admission, donations accepted. 662-2142..
Half Century of Farm Progress. Aug. 22-25, Rantoul National Aviation Center, 6 Aviation Center Drive. A celebration of the history of farm progress in central Illinois. Tens of thousands of visitors (many international) flock to check out antique farm equipment displays, farm machinery demonstrations, exhibits teaching about farm life from field to table and much more. Each year, a big tractor is featured at the festival, which spans more than 300 acres. http://www.halfcenturyofprogress.org.
Urbana Sweetcorn Festival. 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 23 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 24, downtown Urbana on Main Street, between Race and Vine streets. All the local Illinois sweet corn you can eat is the main attraction. Live music both nights on two stages from both regional and national headliners, including Calynn Green on Aug. 23 and Kansas on Aug. 24. Motor Muster car show, a showcase of vintage automobiles. For children and families, there's Action Inflatables, a rock-climbing wall, indoor laser tag, pony rides and a petting zoo along with merchandise and food from vendors. 344-3872, http://www.facebook.com/urbanasweetcorn.
University YMCA 'Dump & Run' Sale. Aug. 24 and 25, University of Illinois Stock Pavilion, 1402 W. Pennsylvania Ave., U. Collection times: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14-16 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 17. Sale times: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, $2 admission, free admission for international students; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, $3 bag sale, half-price furniture, and free sale 2:30 to 4 p.m. http://www.universityymca.org/dump_and_run.
70th annual National Sweetcorn Festival and National Sweetheart Pageant. 5 p.m. to midnight Aug. 29 and 30, 6 a.m. to midnight Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, McFerren Park, Illinois 1 and Penn Street, Hoopeston. "Rumble in the Corn." Tons of free sweet corn, parade, musical entertainment, demo derbies, truck and tractor pulls, car shows, horse show, flea markets, local art show/competition, carnival rides, midway games and National Sweetheart Pageant. Presented by the Hoopeston Jaycees. 283-7873, http://www.hoopestonjaycees.org/festival.
Illinois Amish Country Cheese Festival. Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, downtown Arthur. Two blocks dedicated to the little ones, with kids' zone, pony rides, inflatables, clowns, games and activities. Cheese games include special divisions for just the kids, and other cheese games. Sidewalk sales, craft and other stands, a big car show on Saturday, music and stage shows, street performers and plenty of food. Free samples of cheese are served daily from the multiple 300-pound wheels; free cheese given to cheese game participants. More cheese available to purchase. http://www.arthurcheesefestival.com.
Danville Illinois Kennel Club AKC Conformation Dog Show. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Georgetown Fairgrounds. The club's annual dog shows. Free admission. No unentered dogs allowed on grounds. 694-4759, 694-4517.
Monarch butterfly documentary. "Plight of the Monarch," 8 p.m. July 27. Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, rural Fairmount. The filmmakers are the husband-and-wife team of Kirby and Cindy Pringle of Tuscola. Documentary is also available for viewing on YouTube at http://tr.im/47jk4. 733-0330, Pringle.Photography@gmail.com.
Global Lens 2013. "Student," 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Aug. 1, Room C-118, Parkland Art Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Darezhan Omirbayev, Kazakhstan, 2012. 90 minutes. Kazakh and Russian, with English subtitles. The film series is a showcase of critically acclaimed narrative feature films. Free. 351-2485, http://www.globalfilm.org, email@example.com.
Summer Quad Cinema Series. "The Great Gatsby," 9 p.m. Aug. 15, Anniversary Plaza (the formal space between the Illini Union and the Quad), Urbana. Sponsored by Illini Union Board. In case of inclement weather, movie will be shown in Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Free admission.
Movies in the Park. Dusk Aug. 16, Wabash Park, 500 Wabash Ave., Rantoul. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," Rated PG. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 893-3323. http://www.rantoulchamber.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.
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.
Molly Hatchet. 7 to 10 p.m. July 26, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St. American Southern rock/hard rock band, formed in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1975, is known for its hit song "Flirtin' with Disaster." Add dinner before the show for $10. 815-993-6585.
Classical guitarist Rachel Schiff. 7 p.m. July 26 and 27, Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C. A selection of classical works spanning the baroque to modern eras. Schiff has spent the past three years playing guitar throughout Europe, studying with some of the most prominent classical guitarists. Free. 904-613-2623, http://www.indi-go-art.com, http://www.rachelschiff.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. July 26, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
Rock band Buckcherry. With guests, Girl On Fire, 7 to 10 p.m. July 27, Watseka Theatre, , 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. Tickets start at $40. 815-993-6585
Danville Municipal Band. 7 p.m. July 28, Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Ave., Danville. 597-1955.
Bach and Beyond. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 28, Chapel of St. John the Divine Episcopal, 1011 S. Wright St., C. The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana chorus performs choral music of Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Whitacre. Tickets $10 at the door; cash or check. www. baroqueartists.org.
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.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 31, AMBUCS Park, Urbana. Featuring music by Bruiser and the Virtues. 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.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Hoosier Daddy (country and popular), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 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, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert Series. Featuring Duke Tomatoe and the Power Trio, 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2, Temple Plaza, corner of Vermilion and North streets, Danville. Presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. 443-3886, http://www.summersounds.org.
Concerts in the Park. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2, Gate House Lawn, Allerton Park, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Bluegrass by Henhouse Prowlers with guests Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Pork barbecue sandwiches and drinks for purchase. Concerts presented by the University of Illinois Employees Credit Union the first Friday of every month April through October 2013. Suggested donation $5, $10 per family. 333-3287, http://allerton.illinois.edu/weddings-and-special-events/category/concertsinthepark.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Simon Webb and Friends, 8 p.m. Aug. 2, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
C-U in the Prairibbean IX. 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 3, Jupiter's at the Crossing, 2511 Village Green Place, C. Presented by the Eastern Illinois Parrot Head Club. Showcases a local Jimmy Buffet tribute band, The Boat Drunks, along with Appaloosa, and The Tons 'O' Fun Band. Silent and live auctions, raffles and giveaways. 356-9176 http://www.eiphc.org
Party on Productions and Brat Pack at Run4Raley. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 3, downtown Main Street, Philo. This is a corresponding event to Run4Raley on the morning of Aug. 3. Listen to Clint McGraw from Party on Productions spin music from 7 to 10 p.m. and then the Brat Pack from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. http://www.run4raley.org, http://www.facebook.com/run4raley.
Jeanne Jolly Concert. 8 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount. Purchase six or more seats and receive a reduced rate of $13 per person, plus reserved seating. For this special, all seats must be paid for in advance with a single transaction. 733-0330.
Christian music artists Rush of Fools. With guests Matt Vollmar and The Great Romance, 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Georgetown Fair, fairgrounds, Georgetown. Advance tickets $10; day-of-event tickets $12 ($10 with a nonperishable food item benefiting the Georgetown FCOC food bank). Group ticket packages available. 260-6771, 260-4029, 274-9108, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hessel Park Concert. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Hessel Park, Champaign. Relax and listen to the sounds of local bands. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. 398-2550, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring J.R. Country (old-fashioned country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 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, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Sounds at Sunset. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6, Scott Park, Champaign. Featuring music by Candy Foster. 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.
Marvin Lee Country Show. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6, pavilion, Philo Park, Philo. Classic country. Stage full of entertainers, including Nathan Urban. Pork chop sandwiches and ice cream. One of a series of Tuesday night shows being held through September. Bring a lawn chair.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. Featuring We Banjo 3, 8 p.m. Aug. 6, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley are among the most celebrated young musicians in Ireland today. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion. Tickets $10, $20. email@example.com, http://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7, Meadowbrook Park PrairiePlay, Urbana. Featured band: Surreal Deal. Bring blanket, 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.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Black Ridge Road (traditional bluegrass), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 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, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Darren Bettis, 8 p.m. Aug. 9, 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. 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Featuring Rick Flessner and Friends. Doors open, 6 p.m. Food available for sale. Adults $10, children 12 and younger free. 388-2853.
Summer Garden Concert Series. Featuring David Howie, 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Howie plays original music and popular classic rock singalong covers. Free. 586-2612, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Len and Lois (country, Dixie, pop, gospel), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 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, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Tony Holt and The Wildwood Valley Boys. 7 p.m. Aug. 14, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 125 E, Arcola. Mackville, a local bluegrass/gospel band, at 6:15 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults and $6 for children at the gate. 268-4106, http://www.rockome.com.
Live music at Curtis Orchard. Noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 15, Curtis Orchard, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C. Toe-tapping country and standards with Denny K. Free. 359-5565, email@example.com, http://www.curtisorchard.com.
Concerts on the Lawn. Summer music series features Brad Darr (oldies, classics), 7 p.m. Aug. 15, 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. 728-4394, 728-4223, http://www.petersenhealthcare.net/mason-point.
Sounds at Sunset. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16, Toalson Park, Champaign. Featuring music by Crazy Johnny Band. 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, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Linda Thomas, 8 p.m. Aug. 16, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
Bluegrass in the Garden Music Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 125 E, Arcola. 268-4106, http://www.rockome.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring The Oakwood Boys (mix of blues, original, popular, gospel), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 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, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Sangamon River Music Festival. 5 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 24, Main Street, Mahomet. Free live music. Carnival rides, $20 armbands, 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 23 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 24. Booth vendors and food court, 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 23 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 24. Lions beer tent, 5 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 24. Bingo at the community building, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 and 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. Parade begins at Lincoln Trail School, 10 a.m. Aug. 24. Sampson Jones Gang, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Ryan Ideus and the Feudin' Hillbillys, 8 to 9:30 p.m.; Steel Magnolia, 10 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Big Daddy Weave (gospel), noon to 1:30 p.m.; "Radio Stations Live Feed" (WBGL and Illini Radio), 1:30 to 3:30/4 p.m.; winner of the "Battle of the Bands," 4 to 5 p.m.; UpShot (rock/funk), 5:30 to 7 p.m.; PopRocks (dance band), 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Matthew Curry and The Fury (blues band), 9:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 24. http://www.mahometchamberofcommerce.com/pages/SangamonRiverMusicFestival.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Strings Attached (bluegrass, mountain gospel, old-time, other favorites and bad jokes), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 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, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Outlaws. 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 23, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. Southern rock band in concert. Doors open 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Showtime, 7 p.m. Tickets $40, $55. 815-993-6585, http://www.watsekatheatre.com
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Janet Durham, 8 p.m. Aug. 23, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers. 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 125 E, Arcola. Mackville, a local bluegrass/gospel band, at 1:15 p.m. Cost will be regular park admission, $10 for adults, $8 seniors and $6 children. 268-4106, http://www.rockome.com.
In Concert at CPL. 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Featuring critically acclaimed Chicago indie rock quintet Brighton MA, applauded for its innate lysergic folkie, noise-pop aesthetic and bold vulnerability. 403-2070, http://www.champaign.org.
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. Aug. 27, 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, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Collison Country Music. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28, outside, next to Masonic Lodge, Collison. Featuring Highway 341 Band. Food served by the Masons starting at 5 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. 497-2291.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Joni Dryer and The Maytags (blues, pop and country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 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, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Sounds at Sunset. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at Clark Park, Champaign. Music by Songbox, featuring David Howie. 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, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. Aug. 30, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. July 26, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Meg Dedolph, caller. Old-time tunes by Cliff Harrison, Jim Nelson and Andy Gribble. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. Workshop at 6:45 p.m., "Gender Bender Contras," with Kristi and Angela. New dancer orientation at 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.
Ballroom dance. Social ballroom dancing, 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday, Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Casual attire, no partner needed. $9. Weekly classes or private lesson available. 359-5333 http://www.regentballroom.com.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 2, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. The Lidlets, Miriam Larson and Matt Turino, play as a miniature version of the Mean Lids. Kristi Emilsson calling. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors $4. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. http://www.urbana-contra.org.
Blues dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4, 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.
Starlight Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7, Harrison Park, Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Music by Captain's Three. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 16, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Old-time and Celtic music by The Yellowjackets Stringband. Karen Jackson, caller. Zydeco dance workshop, 6:45 p.m. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. http://www.urbana-contra.org.
Singles/couples dance. 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
Starlight Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21, Harrison Park, Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Music by Captain's Three. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23, 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.
Central Illinois English Country Dancers' Unity Dance. 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24, Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U. Evening of contra, English and folk dancing. Workshop, 7 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by the Got Your Back Stringband, (honkin' old-time tunes). Scott Meyer, caller. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors $4. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. http://www.urbana-contra.org.
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. If you are interested in performing: 351-9841 or email@example.com. http://www.fnlchampaign.com, 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. Kid-friendly shows at 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month. $5. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening Night at the Virginia Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. A heritage of both sports and the arts converge in an evening of celebration when the Virginia Theatre launches its 2013-2014 season with this special opening night party. Live music, dance, comedy and more, and featuring a world premiere performance of "The Galloping Ghost: Red Grange Visits the Virginia." http://www.thevirginia.org, 356-9063.
'The Buddy Holly Story.' Continues noon July 25, 1:30 p.m. July 28, noon Aug. 1, 6 p.m. Aug. 2, 3 and 10 and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Beef House Dinner Theatre, Covington, Ind. 799-0001, 799-0004.
'Disney's Winnie the Pooh, Kids' and 'Bugsy Malone, Jr.' ACT Theatre Company, 7 p.m. July 26 and 27, North Park Pavilion, corner of Church and 13th streets, Gibson City. This is the 13th year for the children and youth summertime productions. Presented by grades 1-5 and 6-12. 249-8201, http://www.acttheatreco.org.
'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 and 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. Adults, $14; students and seniors, $10; children 12 and younger, $7. 367-1544.
'The Odd Couple.' Continues Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches, July 25 to Aug. 25; Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Tickets $33 on Thursdays; $35 on Fridays and Sundays; $37 on Saturdays. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'The Sound of Music.' Actors Rural Theatre Company, continues 7:30 p.m. July 25-27; 2:30 p.m. July 28, Tuscola Community Center, 112 W. North Central Ave. ARTCo's 35th anniversary production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. 253-6699, http://www.artcospotlight.com.
'Sympathy Jones, The New Secret Agent Musical.' 7:30 p.m. July 26 and 27 and Aug. 2 and 3, 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4; Paxton Market Theatre, 120 N. Market St. The Tri-County Players present a musical spoof of the 1960s spy world. Tickets $12. 379-7028.
'The Three Sisters.' Continues 7:30 p.m. July 26 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. July 28; Creative Dramatics Workshop, 400 E. Byron St., Sidney. Tickets $5. 688-2395.
'Will Rogers Follies.' Continues 8 p.m. July 25 and 26, 4 and 8 p.m. July 27 and 2 p.m. July 28; Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).' Side By Side Productions, 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4; Father Kirk Memorial Hall, 534 N. Wood St., Gibson City. Dessert performance tickets $12. 260-782-4378, email@example.com.
'Monty Python's Spamalot.' 2 and 8 p.m. July 31, 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2, 4 and 8 p.m. Aug. 3, 2 p.m. Aug. 4, 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 7, 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9, 4 and 8 p.m. Aug. 10 and 2 p.m. Aug. 11; Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
'Les Miserables.' Champaign Urbana Theater Company, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-3, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-10 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $8-$16. 344-3884, http://www.cutc.org.
'Snow White.' 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 3, 6, 8-10; 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 Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds.' 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10, 2 p.m. Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 16 and 17, 2 p.m. Aug. 18 and 2 p.m. Aug. 19; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. Tickets $10. 345-2287, http://www.charlestonalleytheatre.com.
Outdoors / nature
Fight Like a Girl Benefit: 5K Walk and 5K Run. 7 to 10 a.m. July 27, Henson Park, Henson Road, Villa Grove. Registration, 7 to 7:50 a.m. $20 entry fee. 5K run at 8 a.m. and 5K walk at 8:10 a.m. Benefit for Amy Oest fighting stage 2 triple negative invasive ductual carcinoma, a rare breast cancer, and Rachel Chandler fighting stage 3 metastatic endocervical cancer. Silent auction also held. Cash donations can be made to both benefit accounts at Villa Grove First, 6 E. Harrison Ave., Villa Grove, IL 61956. 649-3340.
Take Me Fishing. 9 to 11 a.m. July 27, Boathouse Peninsula, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 101 N. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet. Kids' awards, activities and more. Basic fishing instruction available to beginners. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived; all fishing is catch-and-release. Cane poles and bait available, but you may bring your own. Adult supervision of children required. Free. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Model rocket launch. 1 to 6 p.m. July 27, Pick Dodds Park, Champaign. Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes are welcome, and all spectators are invited. Free. In case of questionable weather, call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of launch. 359-8225, http://www.CIARocketry.org.
Pollination Fascination. 2 to 3 p.m. July 28, University of Illinois Pollinatarium, 606 W. Windsor Road, U. "Gardening for Butterflies" by Maggie Dougherty Roberts. A lot of basil available for a donation, including red rubin, Genovese Italian, Thai and spicy globe. 265-8302.
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, email@example.com.
Nordic Walking Group. 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Race Street parking lot, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Weekly group. A 4-mile route around Meadowbrook Park. All Nordic walkers welcome. Walk in all seasons. No charge. firstname.lastname@example.org, 649-6861.
Second Wind Running Club Summer Fun Runs. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, north side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. A timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile. Held during daylight savings months only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org.
Kennekuk Road/Trail Runners Summer Fun Runs/Walks. 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 21, 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.
Mini-Tri. 7:30 a.m. Aug. 3, Centennial Park, Champaign. Ages 8 and older. Test your athletic ability with the Champaign Park District's 31st annual Mini-Triathlon. This chip-timed event consists of an approximately 400-yard swim in the lap pool at Sholem Aquatic Center, a 6-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run. Cost: $40, resident; $60, nonresident. 398-2550, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Fitness in the Forest. 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 3 to Sept. 1, Campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield. Join in for a fast-paced, heart-pumping program that includes hikes, strength and cardio training, and a variety of other healthy and fun fitness activities in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Free. 595-5692, email@example.com, http://www.ccfpd.org.
Run4Raley. 8 a.m. Aug. 3, Philo. 5K run/1-mile walk/kids' fun run. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Silent auction starts at the run and then continues into the night's festivities, plus a raffle with cash prizes. The Brat Pack will play downtown later that evening for a 21-and-older event. Register at http://www.run4raley.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hayride. 7 p.m. Aug. 3, Forest Glen Preserve, near Westville. Meet at staff office parking lot. $1.
Micro-Tri. 8 a.m. Aug. 4, Centennial Park, Champaign. Ages 8-13, This kids-only event will feature a 50-yard swim in the lap pool at Sholem, a 1-mile bike ride and a half-mile run. Bring your bike and bike helmet (required). Cost: $10, resident; $20, nonresident. 398-2550, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Nano-Tri. Following Micro-Tri on Aug. 4, Centennial Park, Champaign. Ages 5-7. A chance for tots to "tri" a triathlon event. A 25-yard swim (lifeguard in water), a half-mile bike ride and a quarter-mile run. Tots should bring their bikes, bikes with trainers, or big wheels. Helmets required. Cost: $5, resident; $7.50, nonresident. 398-2550, http://www.ChampaignParkDistrict.com.
Growing Up Wild: Incredible Insects. 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 6, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. For preschoolers age 2-6 and their adults. Dress for the weather, as event will be outdoor. $5. Register by Aug. 2. 896-2455, email@example.com.
Sunset Paddle. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Walnut Hill Boat Launch, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road. Explore aquatic life of Homer Lake via canoe. Previous canoe experience is required. All equipment provided; bring water to drink and bug spray. Minimum age, 8 years old; an adult must accompany children under 18. $8, or $4 if you bring your own canoe. Registration by phone required. 896-2455.
Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Run/Walk. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10, Kennekuk Cove County Park, Danville. Field is limited to 300 participants. No race-day entries. Party and bands to follow. 799-6432, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.kennekuk.com, http://www.active.com.
Bats at the Bridge. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23, Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. After a short presentation indoors, head over to the covered bridge to look for the bats that roost there. $3; children 2 and younger, free. Registration required. 896-2455 or email@example.com.
Champaign Radio Control Club's 24th annual Giant Scale Airplane Fly-In. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 9 a.m. until around 1 or 2 p.m. Aug. 25. West Bloomington Road, 2 miles west of Mattis Avenue. Open to all aircraft with a wingspan of 80 inches or more or true scale (most will be larger). Open for public viewing; bring the kids. Concessions available. Free admission and parking. 377-7167, 898-9666.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "Surrealism and Its Influence" and "Counterpoints: Moshekwa Langa, In and Out of Africa," both end July 28. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," permanent display. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Admission free, but $3 donation suggested. 333-1860, http://www.kam.illinois.edu.
Spurlock Museum. 600 S. Gregory St., U. Exhibit area, "First Impressions: Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals," featuring the museum's first digital multimedia interactive. Five permanent galleries, featuring the cultures of the world. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, holidays. Free, suggested donation $3. 333-2360, http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu.
Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris. "Annual Midwest Photography Juried Exhibition," opens July 26. "Works by Alice Baber" from the Paris Art Center's permanent collection, ongoing. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. 466-8130, http://www.parisartcenter.com.
Champaign County Historical Museum. In the historic Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C. Regular exhibits are four exhibit rooms, featuring turn-of-the-century (19th-century) items, plus the Victorian Room. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open for tour groups, by appointment. No admission charge for tours, but donations welcome. 356-1010, http://www.champaignmuseum.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chanute Air Museum. 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts. Special emphasis on the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, history of Illinois aviation and Rantoul. 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.
Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. See the newest art on display, featuring Sally Bliss Nolan and Derek Winstanely. Through Sept. 30. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 586-2612, email@example.com.
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. "A Divided Musical Affair: Arthur Endres Kraeckmann's Love Letters to Mabel Roeher," ends July 29. "The Musical Crossroads of John Jacob Mountz," through Sept. 9. "America and Sousa's Band Through the Photographic Lens of Charles Strothkamp," through Sept. 16. "John Philip Sousa's Jazz America," through Oct. 7. "The James Bond Theme: Music to Live, Die, and Love Another Day," through March 14, 2014. Regular hours: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed weekends and some holidays. Free, but donations accepted. For guided tours: 244-9309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. "31st Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show," sponsored by Threads of Time Quilt Shop, ends July 31. 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. Exhibits with items from the pre-Revolutionary War period through the current operations in Afghanistan. Recently remodeled areas include a new section on veterans' scrapbooks and diaries, Civil War display, a combat weapons display for all wars, plus items in the Vietnam and Spanish-American War displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission $2, under 12, $1. 431-0034, email@example.com, http://www.vcwm.org.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $4-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Summer Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 28. — Main feature: "Cosmic Colors," 8 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 24. — Children's features: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 1 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 30, and 10 a.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 1; "Flight Adventures," 2 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 30; "Solar System Safari," 11 a.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 1.
Alice Campbell Alumni Center. First level, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U. "Handmade Paper" by Marjorie Roberts Alexander, through Dec. 15. Presented by the UI Almni Association. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-1471.
Bryant Cottage State Historic Site. 146 E. Wilson St., Bement. Twelve unusual displays examining kerosene technology of decades past, each lasting one month. The fourth display, "Household Utility: Part 1," ends July 28. "Household Utility: Part 2," a display of antique irons, opens Aug. 1, through Aug. 31. The collection is on loan from someone who has been collecting kerosene-era items for many years. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 678-8184.
Illinois Terminal. 45 E. University Ave., C. "Getting to Champaign," photography exhibit, second floor and in the main stairwell. The exhibit highlights significant milestones in the evolution of ground transportation in Champaign-Urbana. Ongoing. Free. Hours: all day, every day.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Meredith Setser: Tunnel Vision," through Aug. 1. Free. Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "Looking at Lincoln," through Aug. 11. 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. "Marcel Proust: Writing Without End," through Aug. 23, the 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," ends July 31. Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, http://urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.
The Alley Gallery. 113 N. Vermilion St., Danville "Ethereal Enigmas" by Hayley Sutton and Louis Ballard, July 25 through Aug. 25. Opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. July 25. Free. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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," through mid-August. Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and during studio hours or by appointment. 328-9642.
Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. "The Ledger Book" with new drawings by Ron Kovatch, recently retired from the UI School of Art + Design, through Aug. 10. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Larry Kanfer Gallery. 2503 S. Neil St., C. Off the Wall Event, July 18-21. Discount on all artwork. Get a sneak peek of the new images from the 2014 calendars, plus view favorites from the International, Woodlands and Prairiescapes collections. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 398-2000 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red House Gallery. 315 W. Washington St., Monticello. Paintings by Caroline Goldsmith, through Aug. 24. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays of each month or by appointment. After Aug. 24, normally open first and third Saturdays each month. 762-8248, http://www.redhousegallery.net.
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.
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 and Thursday; 1 to 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 896-4012.
Curtis Orchard. 3902 S. Duncan Road, C. Open every day through Dec. 20. Apples, peaches, cider, doughnuts, pies and other goodies. Free admission. Fun kids' activities include the petting zoo (free), miniature golf (fee) and the giant slide (fee). 359-5565, http://www.curtisorchard.com.
Downtown Danville Farmers' Market. 7 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, through October, Danville Public Library lawn, 319 N. Market St. Variety of local produce, home-baked goods and crafts. A parent-child activity every Saturday. http://www.downtowndanville.org/calendar.htm, 443-3886.
Urbana's Market at the Square. 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine every Saturday, through Nov. 2, corner of Illinois and Vine Streets, downtown Urbana. A bounty of local produce, meat, dairy, flowers, arts, crafts and more. http://urbanaillinois.us/market.