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Gates of Delirium Haunted Attraction. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 2, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 31, downtown, 115 N. Central St., Gilman. Voted one of the top five Visitors' Favorite Haunts in 2012 on HauntedIllinois.com. General admission $10. 379-7682, http://www.gatesofevil.com.
Illini Country Stitchers Quilt Show 2013. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. "Past Heritage New Traditions." More than 200 quilts, raffle, handmade items for sale, bake sale. 359-0810.
Baldwin Asylum. Continues 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12; 7 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 17; 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 18; 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19; 7 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 20; 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 24; 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27, 31 to Nov. 2; 2040 Lon Drive, Rantoul. Hauntd house behind the Pizza Hut on U.S. 136. Tickets $13, Oct. 4-5; $15 remaining dates. Order tickets online. http://www.slayervilleproductions.com.
Garage Sale for a Cure. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C. Admission: $1, 8 to 10 a.m.; $1 bag sale, 1 to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. Donations accepted through Oct. 4. firstname.lastname@example.org.
CU Solar Energy Tour. Oct. 5: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Geil Homestead, 2060B County Road 125 E, Mahomet; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Colonial Solar House, 1017 W. White St., C; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3001 Brickhouses Road, U. As part of the 17th annual National Solar Tour, area solar enthusiasts are opening their homes to visitors who want to explore, discuss and learn about the costs, incentives, installation, benefits and upkeep of solar energy systems. Hosted by American Solar Energy Society. http://www.ases.org/solar-tour/find-a-tour/.
23rd annual Pet Fair Extravaganza. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, Prairieland Feeds, U.S. 45 (303 Dunlap St.), Savoy. Family-friendly event showcases many animal rescue organizations. See two tiger cubs; ride draft horses and ponies for a donation; free petting zoo; see hawks, owls and other native wild birds; adoptable pets from the Champaign County Humane Society. Free balloon artist. Free. http://www.prairielandfeeds.com, 352-2232.
40th annual CUPEX Stamp Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St. Hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Stamp Club. Regional meeting of the American Topical Association. Stamp collectors and others welcome. Exhibits, top Midwest stamp dealers and the U.S. Postal Service. Food on-site. Free admission and parking.
Barktoberfest: A Purrfect Pet Celebration. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5, Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Drive. Join Hospice Hearts Sanctuary seeking to provide care to dogs and cats with terminally ill owners. Activities include a Barket (market of over 40 vendors), Barkery (bake sale), Kid Kennel (activity tent for kids), Pawction (live auction, 4 p.m.), Ruffle (tickets $1 each or $5 for six), Cat Cafe (lunch or snack), Pet-vilion (presentations on pet-related topics, interactive pet booths). Admission $1-$3. email@example.com.
Urbana's 180th Birthday Celebration. 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 5, Grand Ballroom, Urbana Landmark Hotel, 201 S. Race St. Music of John Philip Sousa performed by the Urbana High School Symphonic Band, Urbana limerick contest winners, Joseph W. Royer commemoration (his 140th birthday), re-enactment of Abe Lincoln-Sam Waters foot race down Main Street, and birthday cake. Free.
Downs Haunted House. 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 25 and 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 107 E. Franklin St., Downs. Haunted house, hayrack ride, graveyard entertainment. $3 per person. 309-212-5003.
Vet Med Open House. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, College of Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Behind-the-scenes look at the only veterinary college in the state. More than 40 exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities, involving plenty of animals, for all ages. Free. Exhibits, event information and directions at vetmed.illinois.edu/openhouse or call 333-2761.
Prairie Rivers Network annual dinner. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11, I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C. Reception, 6 p.m., with music by Tom Turino and kayak and rain barrel raffle. Dinner, 7:30 p.m.; speaker, Robert McChesney. After-party at Houlihan's. Tickets $50; $400 for a table of 10. http://www.prairierivers.org/dinner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois Public Media's PBS Kids Open House with Mr. Steve. 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m. Oct. 12, Illinois Public Media, Campbell Hall, 300 N. Goodwin Ave., U. Mr. Steve, who blends participatory songs with clever stories, will perform and talk to kids. Kids can also explore the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure traveling exhibit outside Campbell Hall; interactive learning activities, storytellers and educational games. Free.
Unite and Fight Cancer Benefit. Poker run, noon Oct. 12 starting at Longbranch Tavern, 301 Spelter Ave., Tilton. Registration, 11 a.m. Hosted by Danville/Vermilion County 911 Dispatchers to support director Maurice "Tommie" Withers in his fight against stage 4 pancreatic cancer. $20 per bike, $10 each additional ride, $30 per couple. Benefit, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tilton Ball Park, 398 Fairfield Ave. Activities: dinner, bake sale, live auction, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, live music, adult beverages and corn hole. 772-137, email@example.com.
Fire prevention festival. 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Unity West Elementary School, Tolono. Hosted by Tolono Fire Protection District. Displays, exhibits and interactive public safety educational opportunities for both adults and children. Fire apparatus, a medical helicopter and an ambulance on display. Live fire demonstration, a K-9 demonstration and a booth from the bomb squad. Children's games and activities.
C-U Oktoberfest. 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 12, corner of Neil and Washington Streets (parking lot area in front of Children's Orpheum Science Museum), Champaign. Bands playing festive polkas, waltzes and traditional German music include Die Musikmeisters and Bolzen Beer Band. German baked goods and pretzels, and 10 different beers. 50/50 raffle and raffle prizes. Cost $5. Proceeds will benefit Developmental Services Center. http://www.cuoktoberfest.org.
A Symphony of Micro-Urban Elegance. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13. House walk, featuring five urban dwellings at two locations: 804 N. Neil St. and 202 W. Hill St., C. Presented by Guild of the C-U Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $15 on sale at Art Mart, Milo's, Corkscrew Wine Emporium, Villardo's, Spritz Jewelry, Victorian House (Mahomet) and Winter Wheat Antiques (St. Joseph). Proceeds support youth music education in the community. 351-9139.
2013 Oktoberfest and 10th annual Chili Cook-Off. 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 18 and noon to midnight Oct. 19, downtown square, Sullivan. Live music from the Hometown Stage, plus a variety of contests, including art, photography and pets. Food, art and craft vendors, activities. Also, a 5K at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.sullivanchamber.com.
Ghost Train and Haunted Boxcar. Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello. Trains depart from the museum site only starting every 30 minutes, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19, 25 and 26; every 30 minutes, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27. Regularly scheduled rides to Monticello available Saturday. All ages can enjoy the train ride through Camp Creek Hollow with a stop at Cemetery Road, but only the brave should check out the Haunted Boxcar. For younger children, matinees on Sunday for the train ride and lights-on walk-through of the Haunted Boxcar. Hot food and drinks available. Fare $7 for ages 2 and up. 877-762-9011.
Funny Man Jim Gaffigan and the 'White Bread Tour.' 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, University of Illinois State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $32-$45. http://www.UofIAssemblyHall.com, 866-455-4641.
Women Making a Difference Vendor Event. "WMD Fantasy Fair," 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Hoopeston Civic Center in McFerren Park, Hoopeston. Fifty vendors, raffles, prize giveaways hourly. Twenty percent of proceeds given to Hoopeston Fire Department. $1 admission.
'Howl at the Harvest Moon.' 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5, Harvest Moon Drive-in, 1175 S. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City. Film will be "Epic." Annual, pet-friendly fundraiser to support the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic. Bring your dogs and family to the final drive-in movie of the season. Rain or shine. Admission $6. Kids 5 and younger and dogs are free. 244-1195.
AsiaLENS Screening. "Tokyo Waka: A City Poem" (2012), 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Directed and produced by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson. In Japanese with English subtitles. Film presents a lyrical portrait of the patterns of life found within a world city by focusing on its population of more than 20,000 crows. 63 minutes. Introduction and discussion by Elizabeth Oyler, director of UI Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. Free. http://www.aems.illinois.edu/events/asialens.htm#film02.
Two films. "Ray Johnson Correspondence School" (1974), 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Krannert Art Museum Auditorium, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. This campy, unreleased short film by John Orlandello documents a performance and exhibition that Johnson made as an artist-in-residence at Western Illinois University in the early 1970s. Film followed by "How to Draw a Bunny" (2002), a 90-minute documentary by John Walter and Andrew Moore that explores Johnson's life and mysterious death. Shown as a part of the Return to Sender exhibition. 333-1861.
Global Lens 2013. "The Parade" (Parada), 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 10, Room C-118, Parkland Art Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Srdjan Dragojevi (Serbia). In Serbo-Croatian, with English subtitles. 115 minutes. The film series is a showcase of critically acclaimed narrative feature films. Free. 351-2485, http://www.globalfilm.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.globalfilm.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.globalfilm.org, email@example.com.
Sing-A-Long Grease Movie Event. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Fundraiser for the Center for Women in Transition. Tickets $20-$25; $75, includes reserved seating and pre-show reception with complementary appetizers and beverages. 356-9063, http://www.thevirginia.org.
'Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100' film screening. "Charulata" ("The Lonely Wife"), 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. A 1964 Indian Bengali drama directed by Satyajit Ray. Based upon the 1901 novella "Nastanirh" ("The Broken Nest") by Rabindranath Tagore. http://publish.illinois.edu/pastpresentfuture2013/.
'Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100' film screening. "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" ("I Have Given My Heart, Darling"), 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St.,U. A 1999 Bollywood romantic drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was also released in English as "Straight from the Heart." http://publish.illinois.edu/pastpresentfuture2013/.
The News-Gazette Film Series. "Rebecca" (1940), 1 and 7 p.m. Oct. 26, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Organist David Schroeder will be performing on the historic Wurlitzer pipe organ before the screening. Tickets $6, additional $1 processing fee for online only. 356-9063, http://www.thevirginia.org.
Global Lens 2013. "The Fantastic World of Juan Orol" ("El Fantastico Mundo De Juan Orol"), 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 29, Room C-118, Parkland Art Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Sebastian del Amo (Mexico). In Spanish, with English subtitles. 90 minutes. The film series is a showcase of critically acclaimed narrative feature films. Free. 351-2485, http://www.globalfilm.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100' film screening. "Miss Lovely," 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. 2012 Hindi drama directed by Ashim Ahluwalia. It follows the lives of people involved in the C-grade (horror and porn film) industry of Mumbai from the 1980s to 2000. http://publish.illinois.edu/pastpresentfuture2013/.
'Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100' reception and film screening. Nov. 1, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Presentations by director and social activist Onir and a celebratory reception at 6 p.m., prior to the screening of his film, "I Am," at 7 p.m. 2011 Indian anthology film consists of four short films: "Omar," "Afia," "Abhimanyu" and "Megha." question-and-answer session follows. http://publish.illinois.edu/pastpresentfuture2013/
Global Lens 2013. "About 111 Girls" ("Darbare 111 Dokhtar"), 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Nov. 7, Room C-118, Parkland Art Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan Zamanpira (Iraq). In Farsi/Persian and Kurdish, with English subtitles. 79 minutes. The film series is a showcase of critically acclaimed narrative feature films. Free. 351-2485, http://www.globalfilm.org, email@example.com.
Casey James. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3, Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., U. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. The country star is performing on Taylor Swift's The Red Tour. Presented by Star Course. Tickets: $15, students; $20, public. Tickets can be purchased through the State Farm Center. 333-0457, http://www.star-course.com.
Bach's Lunch. Featuring music by John McMahon, noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 4, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C. Lunch concert series. Bring a lunch. Free.
Music at Kickapoo Park.Featuring Grass Roots Revival (traditional bluegrass), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Lizzy Mladic, 8 p.m. Oct. 4, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
Mahomet-Seymour 24th annual Marching Bulldog Festival. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Mahomet-Seymour football field, Mahomet. Performances continue throughout the afternoon. Awards ceremony, 5:45 p.m. Mahomet-Seymour does not compete, but will appear in exhibition. Bands include: Dwight Township, St. Joseph-Ogden, Galesburg, Champaign Central, Unity, Urbana, Okaw Valley, Heritage, Paris and Mahomet-Seymour. Food and refreshments for purchase. Admission $5, adults; $3, children K-12 and seniors; $20 maximum for a family. 586-6683, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danville Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines. "Cruises To Go," 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 5, Bremer Center, Danville Area Community College, Danville. Tickets $10, adults; $5, children under 12. 474-0473.
Concert to benefit pet animals. 6 p.m. Oct. 5, University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C. Pianist Samir Golescu and invited singers and musicians perform classical piano favorites and fun songs that celebrate our animal companions. Donations accepted to benefit the CARE Center and the Champaign County Humane Society.
Melvin Music Show. Featuring The Back Paiges, 7 p.m. Oct. 5, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Doors open, 6 p.m. Food available for sale. Adults $10, children 12 and younger free. 388-2853.
'Remembering Warren, An Evening with the Virginia Theatre's Historic Wurlitzer.' Featuring master organist Mark Herman, 7 p.m. Oct. 5, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Special concert honoring Warren York, who maintained and played the Virginia's pipe organ from 1989 until shortly before his death on June 27, 2011. Program also includes a short silent film, with additional vocal performance by Anthony Snitker. Co-sponsored by Central Illinois Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. 356-9063, http://www.thevirginia.org.
Seattle rock 'n' roll band Candlebox.7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Tickets $40, $55. VIP includes meet-and-greet. 815-993-6585, http://www.watsekatheatre.com.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. "A World of Color," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. 333-6280, http://www.cusymphony.org.
Collegium Musicum Consort. 2 p.m. Oct. 6, Wesley United Methodist Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 Fourth St., Charleston. Concert of English Renaissance music in honor of Robert W. Weidner, Eastern Illinois University professor emeritus of music. Open to the public. Free. 217-348-0045, http://www.colescountyartscouncil.org.
Larry Gray, double bass. Faculty recital, "Chicago Connection with Ed Wilkerson and Avreeayl Ra," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Beckman 'Thursdays at 12:20.' Features Noel Wan, harp, 12:15 p.m. Oct. 10, Beckman Institute Atrium, 405 N. Matthews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.
UI Hindsley Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Prairie Breezes Concert Series Presents Maria & Company. 4:15 to 5 p.m. Oct. 11, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Join Maria Merkelo, accordion, Carl Johnson, clarinet, and Josh Houchin, bass, to celebrate fall with the festive music of Oktoberfest. For children and their families.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Timber Train (traditional, popular and bluegrass songs), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Timothy Ehlen, piano. Faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $22-$50. 356-9063, http://www.thevirginia.org" target="_blank">http://http://www.thevirginia.org.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Samantha Baker Krepton, 8 p.m. Oct. 11, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
Florida Georgia Line. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, UI State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. 866-455-4641, http://www.uofiassemblyhall.com.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$55. 333-6280.
Danville Symphony Orchestra. "Mancini and Moonlight," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Tickets $15-$30. 443-5300. http://www.danvillesymphony.org.
Music by Laura Meyer. 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. Meyer alternates between folk and blues. Purchase six or more seats and receive a reduced rate of $10 per person, plus reserved seating. 733-0330, http://www.sleepycreekvineyards.com.
Live music at Curtis Orchard. Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 13, Curtis Orchard, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C. Featuring: Cajun Cornstalkers, bringing sounds of the South to Curtis Orchard; and the swinging sounds of UI Big Band #3, Oct. 20. Free admission. 359-5565, http://www.curtisorchard.com.
In Concert at CPL: Chip McNeill and U of I Jazz. 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 13, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Afternoon of jazz with Professor Chip McNeill, chairman of the UI jazz studies program, and one of the university's talented jazz bands.
UI Philharmonia. 3 p.m. Oct. 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Philo Country Music Show. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison, Philo. Country music talent showcased in a Branson-style live music stage show. Hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Special guest: Dennis Stroughmatt, fiddle. Guest: Samantha Baker Krepton. Featuring Logan Kirby; Dyke Corson, lead and steel guitar; Dave Olsson, drums; Clem, bass; Rigsby, piano, sax. All are vocalists. Concessions available. Tickets $10 at the door. 274-3888, 714-7394.
Rodman Rail Band. 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Knights of Columbus, 310 Bryan Ave., Danville. Steve Rodman performs with the Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria. The band specializes in folk, rock and country. This show will be a mixture of cover songs. Tickets $10. 443-0032, 474-1970.
EIU Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Tickets $5. http://www.eiu.edu/doudna" target="_blank">http://http://www.eiu.edu/doudna, email@example.com, 581-3110.
Beckman 'Thursdays at 12:20.' Features UI Black Chorus Chamber Choir, 12:15 p.m. Oct. 17, Beckman Institute Atrium, 405 N. Matthews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Plain Ol' Ed (country and bluegrass ), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
'American Idol' winner David Cook. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and bar. Showtime, 7 p.m. All ages. Tickets $35. ($50 limited VIP tickets include meet-and-greet). 815-993-6585, http://www.watsekatheatre.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Wade and Teresa Landry, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
Live music at Curtis Orchard. Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 20, Curtis Orchard, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C. Featuring the swinging sounds of U of I Big Band #3. Free admission. 359-5565, http://www.curtisorchard.com.
Rebecca Johnson, flute. EIU Music Department faculty recital. 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Recital Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Free. http://www.eiu.edu/doudna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 581-3110.
UI Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. Oct. 20, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Choral Ensemble: Cathedrals, Castles and Colonies. 4 p.m. Oct. 20, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Tickets $5. http://www.eiu.edu/doudna, email@example.com, 581-3110.
Illinois Modern Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Gypsy Romance. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$35. 333-6280.
Sudden Sound Concert — William Parker Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. The Sudden Sound Concert Series presents leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde. 333-1861, kam.illinois.edu.
UI Chorale. 3 p.m. Oct. 25, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Sudden Sound Concert Series. Featuring William Parker Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. The series presents leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde. 333-1861, http://www.kam.illinois.edu" target="_blank">http://http://www.kam.illinois.edu" target="_blank">http://http://www.kam.illinois.edu.
Eastern Symphony Orchestra: Fright Night. 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" by Benjamin Britten. Selections from the movie "Harry Potter". Halloween costume contest, videos, candy and lots of frightening fun. Featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra and special guests the Alton High School Orchestra. Tickets $5-$12. http://www.eiu.edu/doudna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 581-3110.
Illinois Brass Quintet Halloween Spooktacular. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$37. 333-6280.
UI Wind Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Bach's Lunch Concert Series. Features music by John Coppess, noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 1, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C. Free lunch concert series. Feel free to bring your lunch. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.
Melvin Music Show. Featuring Marvin Lee, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Doors open, 6 p.m. Food available for sale. Adults $10, children 12 and younger are free. 388-2853.
Sinfonia da Camera. "Opening Night Romance," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. With pianist and conductor Ian Hobson. First concert of the season. Tickets $5 for children; $34-$38, adults. 333-6280.
Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid MAAD City World Tour. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 6, University of Illinois State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $30-$42.50; $3 facility fee; $8 student discount. http://www.UofIAssemblyHall.com, 866-455-4641.
Los Lonely Boys. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $22-$40. Additional $2 processing fees per ticket online. 356-9063, http://www.thevirginia.org.
Friday night dance. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 4, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 728, 8 Pine St., Danville. Dance to the country classic songs of Country Classic Band. Cost $6.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 4, Anderson's Barn, 2206 N. Brownfield Road, U. Brenda Koenig and David Soucek will lead a community band made up of any and all who want to play. Jonathan Sivier will host the open calling. No partner, costume or experience necessary. $5; students and seniors, $4. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. http://www.urbana-contra.org.
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 lessons available. 359-5333 http://www.regentballroom.com.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
Tango at KAM. 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Features live music by Tangotta. http://www.kam.illinois.edu.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 5, Kalyx Center, 442 E. 1300 N Road, Monticello, 762-9561 (see urbana-contra.org/directions.html). Barn dance. Music by Community Open Band with open calling. If you want to be in the band or call a dance, don't miss this event. Potluck, 5:30 p.m. Bonfire, 9 p.m. $5; $4 students. http://www.urbana-contra.org.
Tango Society of Central Illinois Milonga del Corazon. 7:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 5, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Intro tango lesson, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tango social dancing, 9 p.m. to midnight. Light refreshments served. Cost: $7, $10 with lesson; students $5, $7 with lesson. Tango.Society@gmail.com, http://www.centraltango.com, facebook.com/UCATango.
Latin Dancing Series: Forro and Samba. 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Illini Union, Courtyard Cafe, 1401 W. Green St., U. Dancing workshop, 7 p.m. Open dance floor, 8 p.m., with DJ. Presented by Illini Union Courtyard Cafe and La Casa Cultural Latina. $2, students with i-card; $3, public.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance.8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 11, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Ragged Robin from St. Louis. Bob Green, caller. Workshop, "Introduction to Hambo," with Jon and Sue Hanson, 6:45 p.m. 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.
BluesCENTRAL monthly blues dance. 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 11, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Beginners welcome. Lesson, 8 p.m.; dancing, 9 p.m. $7; students, $5. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16, Harrison Park on Voorhees Street, Danville. For ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by The Prairie Dogs. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Dinner and dance. "It's Showtime at the Cotton Club," 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19, Laborers' Union Hall, 108 E. Anthony Drive, U. Sponsored by the Champaign County Section, National Council of Negro Women. Dress in your favorite era — Roaring '20s, disco, soul train, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop. Costumes not required. Social hour, 5 to 6 p.m. Dinner, 6 p.m. DJ and Dancing, 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets $35; deadline Oct. 12; no tickets at the door. 390-0113, 352-4675.
19th Century Ball. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. An evening of dances from the 1800s. From the Regency period to the Civil War to the Gay '90s. Costumes are encouraged. Admission $5, but bring a snack to share and get $1 off. Waltz workshop, 6 to 7 p.m. 359-8225, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org, email@example.com.
Singles/couples dance. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by The Young and the Fretless. Dale Wilson, caller. Workshop, "Irish Set Dancing," with Daniel Flora, 6:45 p.m. 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.
Family Halloween Dance. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Dress in your favorite costume and join the Urbana Park District for a hauntingly good time. Spooktacular DJ, dance floor, light refreshments and Halloween-themed crafts. For the whole family. Register by Oct. 19 to receive the Super Early Bird price, $8 per person. 367-1544, http://www.urbanaparks.org.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26, Sidney Town Hall. Line and couples, singles welcome. Fourth Saturday of each month except June, July and August. Admission $5. 351-4110.
Latin Dancing Series: Tamborozo and Banda. 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Illini Union, Courtyard Cafe, 1401 W. Green St., U. Dancing workshop, 7 p.m. Open dance floor, 8 p.m., with DJ. Presented by Illini Union Courtyard Cafe and La Casa Cultural Latina. $2, students with i-card; $3, public.
'MU: One Ocean, One World.' 7 p.m. Oct. 4, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. MU weaves together Japanese theater, taiko, jazz and world dance. Tickets $10-$20. 333-6280.
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: DeBono & Zoo, and Spicy Clamato, The Walk-Ons, Oct. 4. 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.
'That's What She Said: 7 Women Who Will Blow You Away.' 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Presented by Krannert Center and Christie Clinic. Seven speakers, including four local women, share their unheard, remarkable stories in seven-minute increments. Adult themes and content. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local women's charities. Tickets $15-$25. Afterglow, 9:30 p.m., Stage 5; musical after-party featuring local singer-songwriters Angie Heaton and Kayla Brown with special guest Anni Poppen; free. 333-6280.
SPEAK Cafe. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10, Palette Cafe, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism and black power expression. http://kam.illinois.edu.
After Dark: Champaign Ghost Stories. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11, 18 and 25; Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C. Hear ghostly tales, revealing history and surprising stories of criminal activity through the history-rich streets of downtown Champaign. Tour guides will take guests to landmark spots. Participants must be 12 or older. Tickets $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, available at the door or online at http://orpheumkids.com/programs/specialevents#380.
After Dark Adult Series: Paranormal Investigation. 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12 and 19, Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C. Join the Champaign-Chicago Illinois Paranormal Society in examining the Orpheum for paranormal activity using the latest technology. Learn about the technology and the history of the Orpheum, and then conduct your own research. Must be 18 or older. $30, members; $35, nonmembers. 352-5895, http://orpheumkids.com/programs/specialevents#390.
'Tricksters and Heroes: The Avengers are Nothing New; Lakota Stories of Mischief and Power.' 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, U. Storytelling concert by Dovie Thomason, an award-winning teller, author and teacher of the Kiowa Apache and Lakota nations. Admission $5. Sponsored by an endowment from Reginald and Gladys Laubin. 244-3355.
The Amazing Kreskin. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St. Halloween party with The Amazing Kreskin, a mentalist who has appeared 61 times on "The Tonight Show." Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Showtime, 7 p.m. Tickets: 815-993-6585 or http://www.watsekatheatre.com.
Nick Offerman: American Ham Tour. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. UI alum Offerman (Ron Sawnson on "Parks and Recreation") offers a smorgasbord of cautionary tales, tunes and tips for prosperity (with minor nudity). Tickets $10-$30. 333-6280.
VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Gelvin Noel Gallery. Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Showcases readings by fiction writiers and poets from the University of Illinois Creative Writing MFA program. 333-1861.
The Timothy Tegge Show. 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Onarga Theater, Onarga. Classic magic and illusions, stylish comedy, captivating variety acts, ventriloquism, juggling, plate spinning and more. Show combines the days of classic magic and legendary vaudeville with a fresh, up-to-date approach. All profits will go to Onarga Theater's digital fund. email@example.com.
'Harvey.' Classic comedy starring Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon, Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches, Oct. 3 through Nov. 10; Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield Tickets $33-$37 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'How I Became a Pirate.' Children's musical, 7 p.m. Oct. 3-5, 3 p.m. Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 and 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 12; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets $8-$14; $10 each for groups of 15 or more. Pay-what-you-can night, Oct. 3. Half-price night, Oct. 10. 351-2528, http://www.parkland.edu/theatre.
'9 Parts of Desire.' Illinois Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5 and 9-12 and 3 p.m. Oct. 12; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$18. Illinois Theatre Series (four events) price per show, $8-$16. 333-6280.
'White People.' 8 p.m. Oct. 3-6, 9-13 and 16-19; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.
'Bat Boy: The Musical.' 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12, 2 p.m. Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. Tickets $13. 345-2287, http://www.charlestonalleytheatre.com.
'Driving Miss Daisy.' Rantoul Theatre Group, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27; Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., Rantoul. Tickets $7-$10. 892-1121, http://www.rtgonline.org.
'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.' Champaign Urbana Theater Company, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-19 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $8-$16. 344-3884, http://www.cutc.org.
'Memphis: The Musical.' Part of the WCIA3 Broadway Series, 7 p.m. Oct. 30, University of Illinois State Farm Center Star Theatre, 1800 S. First St., C. 866-455-4641, http://www.uofiassemblyhall.com.
'Music Theatre Opera: Little Shop of Horrors.' Eastern Illinois University's Theatre Department, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27; Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Tickets $5-$12. 581-3110, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.eiu.edu/doudna.
'Nunsense.' 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. 35.40-37.50. 728-7375, http://www.thelittletheatre.org.
'Rent.' Danville Light Opera, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28; Danville High School, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville. 431-1660, http://www.danvillelightopera.com.
'Shrek the Musical.' Champaign Park District's Youth Theatre, 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 19; the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $7-$9; group discount available (at box office only). 356-9063, http://www.thevirginia.org.
'The Tempest.' Illinois Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-26, 31, Nov. 1 and 2 and 3 p.m. Nov. 3; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$18. Illinois Theatre dessert and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Krannert Room; $7. 333-6280.
Outdoors / nature
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana's Stiletto Sprint. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, on Walnut Street between Main and Chester streets, Champaign. Check-in, 4:30 p.m. Three races: one for women, one for men and one for teams. Must wear at least 2-inch heels. Prizes. $15, individual runners; $55, teams Advance registration at http://www.juniorleaguecu.org.
Final hayride of the season. 6 p.m. Oct. 5, Forest Glen Preserve, near Westville. Meet at the staff office parking lot. http://www.vccd.org.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Oct. 6, Hessel Park, Champaign. Registration at 9 a.m. Walk starts at 10 a.m. Walkers secure donations from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Association to fight diabetes. Register at diabetes.org/stepoutchampaign.
Second Wind Running Club Summer Fun Runs. 6 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). http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org.
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. email@example.com, 649-6861.
Make-A-Wish Illinois Walk & Run for Wishes. 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 12, Zahnd Park, Champaign. Registration, 8 a.m., followed by a program and children's parade, 9 a.m. 5K fun run and a leisurely 1-mile walk around the park area in a cross-country setting, 9:30 a.m. Dress as your favorite character. Refreshments, music and other entertainment, prizes awarded for top fundraisers, best youth and adult costumes. General registration: $25, adults; $10, children 12 and under; $30 and $15, after Oct. 1. Register by Oct. 7 for a T-shirt. http://www.walkrunwish.org.
Forest Glen Trail Run. 8 a.m. Oct. 19. All races (50K, 10.6 miles and 4.5 miles) start and finish at the Gannett Education Center, Forest Glen Preserve, near Westville. Fundraiser for the Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation. The new 10.6-mile course wanders along the streams and the Vermilion River. Course is easier than the previous year's course, although quite challenging; mostly single-track, wooded running with lots of hills. 662-2142, http://www.vccd.org.
Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie 5K/10K. 9 a.m. Nov. 3, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Race begins along Windsor Road near Clark-Lindsey Village and ends at Meadowbrook Park near the pavilion by the Organic Gardens (entrance off Race Street). http://www.grandprairiefriends.org. Race packets: noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 2, Body n' Sole, 1317 Dunlap St., Savoy, or 8 to 8:45 a.m. race day, Race Street pavilion at Meadowbrook. Awards, postrace activities. 356-8926, http://grandprairiefriends.org/rattlesnakemaster.html.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Kids@Krannert, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 5. Hands-on activities. Parents and children (ages 3-8) are invited for art projects, family tours, demonstrations and other events. "School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition," Oct. 6 through Jan. 5, 2014. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. "Return to Sender: Ray Johnson, Robert Warner and the New York Correspondence School," "Correspondents of Ray Johnson," "Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise" and "Yun-Fei Ji: Selected Works," all through Jan. 5, 2014. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," permanent display. Fall hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. Admission free, but $3 donation suggested. 333-1860, http://www.kam.illinois.edu.
Spurlock Museum. 600 S. Gregory St., U. Spurlock Museum Guild Performance and Lecture Series, "New Age Looping and Cordage," with fiber artist Donna Kallner, 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Around the World Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Oct. 30; children and their parents are invited to drop in for culture-based crafts and activities in the Zahn Learning Center, $2 donation per participant, 265-0474. "Inspired by ... Works of the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild," through March 9, 2014. "Folk Art of Latin America," through Jan. 5, 2014. 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. "58th Annual Fall Juried Exhibition" opens Oct. 4, through Nov. 8. Reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11. "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.
Catlin Heritage Museum. 210 N. Paris St., Catlin. Fall Ham and bean dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Hosted by the Catlin Historical Society. Freewill donation will be taken. The museum complex will be open for guests to tour.
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.
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. 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. "John Philip Sousa's Jazz America," ends Oct. 7. "Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana's Local Music Scene 1980-2000," opens Oct. 7, through Sept. 29, 2014. "The James Bond Theme: Music to Live, Die, and Love Another Day," through March 14, 2014. "How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illinois," through June 2, 2014. "A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh," through June 30, 2014. "Traveling America's Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Trip 1920-1930," through July 7, 2014. "Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the University of Illinois," through Aug. 18, 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 email@example.com.
Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.vcwm.org.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $4-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — "World of Science" talk. "Quantum Revolution," 7 p.m. Oct. 4; Paul Kwiat, UI physics professor. Admission $1 at the door. — Sky show: "Fall Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, through Dec. 13. Except Oct. 4. — Main feature: "Secrets of the Sun," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 23. — Children's feature: "Flight Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 26.
Alice Campbell Alumni Center. First level, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U. "Handmade Paper" by Marjorie Roberts Alexander, through Dec. 15. Presented by the UI Alumni Association. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-1471.
Asian American Cultural Center. 1210 W. Nevada St., U. Art Exhibit, "What Do You Care About?" through Nov. 1. Features the work of student leaders from more than 20 campus organizations. Once the exhibit concludes, new pictures will continue to be uploaded to the blog at http://www.apavoice.org. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Bryant Cottage State Historic Site. 146 E. Wilson St., Bement. Twelve unusual displays examining kerosene technology of decades past, each lasting one month. The seventh display, "Magic Lanterns," through Oct. 31. Examines three types: glass slide projectors, 35mm film projectors and postcard projectors. The collection is on loan from someone who has collected kerosene-era items for many years. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 678-8184.
Figure One. Exhibition space of the UI School of Art + Design, 116 N. Walnut St., C. "Summer Artist Residency: Debora Fell and Nicki Werner," through Oct. 12. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 to 9 p.m. Friday; 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 333-0855, http://www.art.illinois.edu.
Ford County Historical Society Water Tower Museum. Located in the remodeled city water tower and pump house, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton. "1959 Centennial Costume Display," through Nov. 3. Costumes women made and wore in 1959 for the Paxton centennial celebration that took place that year. Special tours can be arranged anytime by calling. Hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. 379-3723, 379-4111.
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.
Monticello Railway Museum. 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello. Railroad Days, Oct. 12 and 13. Ride the vintage passenger and freight trains on the former Illinois Central and Illinois Terminal trackage. One of the trains will feature steam locomotive #401. Ride freight and passenger trains, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Use the Caboose Hop between the Nelson's Crossing depot and the yard to visit the shops and view additional exhibits. Adults, $18; children ages 2-12, $10; children under 2, free. http://www.mrym.org, 877-762-9011.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Defining Territory: Contemporary Drawing," through Nov. 9. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3, featuring a curatorial talk by Joan Stolz and Matthew Watt at 7 p.m. and music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "Skulpcher Werkz: EIU Sculpture Alumni Exhibition," through Oct. 20, Main Galleries. "Bronze Sculpture by Kyle Hanton," through Oct. 27, eGallery; presented in conjunction with the Tarble's EIU alumni sculpture exhibition Skulpcher Werkz. "Motion — Real & Implied: Selections from the Collection," through Nov. 24, Brainard Gallery. 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, http://www.eiu.edu/~tarble/.
UI Library. 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U. 333-2290. — "Life on the Moon: Literary and Scientific Reflections," through Dec. 13, Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Along with the exhibition, an event series called "See You on the Moon" will feature a host of events at various locations in Champaign-Urbana. Details on these and other events are at go.illinois.edu/moon. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
University YMCA. Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., C. "Speak Out — Works From the Yunnan School of Painting," through Nov. 8. Exhibition is a selection of artwork by a group of artists representing a variety of styles within the Yunnan School of Painting. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 337-1500, http://www.universityymca.org/art.
Urbana City Building.400 S. Vine St. Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "From the Surface by Steve Kostell," through Oct. 31. Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, http://urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.
Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center. Lake Land College campus, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon. Lake Land College Foundation Art Heritage Show, through Oct. 30. Reception, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Oct. 10, with presentation of awards. Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. 234-5445.
Art Coop Gallery. 150 Lincoln Square, Urbana. "Brother Sister Act," art of Bill Baron of Taos, N.M., and Pat Baron Monigold of Champaign, opens Oct. 11, through Nov. 2. Opening reception, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11. Twenty percent of sales donated to the Crisis Nursery. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Alley Gallery. 113 N. Vermilion St., Danville. "Celebrating Ancient Civilization," pastel on paper artworks of Pam Hulvey, opens with a reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5, through Nov. 12. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or call for appointment. 497-2286.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "A Geologist's Life — Part III: The Photography of Dr. William W. Shilts," Oct. 3 through 8. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Oct. 4. "HOME: Empower, Educate, Engage," opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11; through Oct. 16. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. each day. email@example.com, http://www.indi-go-art.com.
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.
The Great Pumpkin Patch. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, 1749A County Road 1900 N, Arthur. A gourd artists' display tent. Mazes, food, entertainment, mums, pumpkins, squash and gourds. Restored one-room schoolhouse, Wanda's Haunted Crib, farm animals, a U-pick patch and more. Admission: weekdays, $2-$5; weekend, $4-$7. http://the200acres.com/thepatch/, 543-2394.
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.