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Gates of Delirium Haunted Attraction. Continues 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 10 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.
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.
Baldwin Asylum. Continues 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 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. Haunted house behind the Pizza Hut on U.S. 136. Tickets $15. Order tickets online. http://www.slayervilleproductions.com.
The Midway of Madness Haunted Barn. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 11-26, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana. Billed as bigger and scarier than last year. Admission $10. email@example.com.
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, music, adult beverages and corn hole. 772-137, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 benefit Developmental Services Center. http://www.cuoktoberfest.org.
Downs Haunted House. Continues 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12, 19, 25 and 26 and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27;107 E. Franklin St., Downs. Haunted house, hayrack ride, graveyard entertainment. $3 per person. 309-212-5003.
After Dark Adult Series: Paranormal Investigation. 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 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. Must be 18 or older. $30, members; $35, nonmembers. 352-5895, http://orpheumkids.com/programs/specialevents#390.
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. Proceeds support youth music education in the community. Tickets $15 at Art Mart, Milo's, Corkscrew Wine Emporium, Villardo's, Spritz Jewelry, Victorian House (Mahomet) and Winter Wheat Antiques (St. Joseph). 351-9139.
Student Life and Culture Archives Open House. 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17, University of Illinois Archives Research Center, 1707 S. Orchard St., U. Celebrate homecoming — and the 50th anniversary of the University Archives — by viewing some of the thousands of fun and intriguing items from the collection. 333-7841, http://archives.library.illinois.edu/slc/.
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. email@example.com, 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.
Illini Block Party. 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25, Wright Street in Campustown. Family event includes games, activities and entertainment. The event is open to students, alumni and the community. Hosted by Student Alumni Ambassadors. Part of University of Illinois homecoming events, Oct. 18-26.
Homecoming Parade. 6 p.m. Oct. 25, Campustown and Main Quad. Enjoy floats, fun, the Marching Illini and more. This year's grand marshal is UI alumna Judi Ford Nash, world-class trampolinist and Miss America 1969. Hosted by Greeks Support Homecoming.
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.
Kickapoo Karvers Woodcarving Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 26 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27; New Life Banquet Center, 1419 N. Bowman Ave., Danville. Carved wood figures, judged competition and soap-carving classes plus carving wood and supplies dealers. Jim Van Duyn, 497-9859.
Annual open house. Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, the Society for Hooved Animals' Rescue and Emergency (SHARE Horse Rescue), 2946 County Road 800 E., Dewey. Watch for the signs on U.S. 136. Event includes family-friendly activities including horse rides and hayrides, face painting and demonstrations. Tour three barns and interact with more than two dozen of the rescue's friendliest adoptable horses. http://www.s-h-a-r-e.net.
34th annual Chris Cringle Craft Sale. 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2; University of Illinois State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. Features over 150 booths displaying a wide variety of handcrafted items by local and area artists. This year's raffle is for a hand-designed holiday quilt made by crafters. Admission $5, includes parking and five entries for door prizes. Children under 6 free. 866-455-4641.
Champaign-Urbana Spinners & Weavers Guild annual show and sale. 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2, Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Ave., C. See a selection of members' best work and demonstrations of many fiber-working techniques. Schedule of demonstrations at http://www.centralillinoisfiberguild.org/. Free admission. CUspinweave@gmail.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Free. Presented by the University of Illinois Library. http://publish.illinois.edu/pastpresentfuture2013/.
'House of Thaddeus.' 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Sleepy Creek Vineyard, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. A locally made feature film about an old house with a dark past. 106 minutes. Tickets $8. 733-0330, http://www.sleepycreekvineyards.com, http://www.HouseOfThaddeus.com.
'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." Free. Presented by the University of Illinois Library. 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, email@example.com.
'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. Free. Presented by the University of Illinois Library. http://publish.illinois.edu/pastpresentfuture2013/.
'Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100' film screening. "My Brother ... Nikhil," 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. This 2005 Indian film set in Goa portrays the life of the protagonist, Nikhil, from 1987 to 1994, when AIDS awareness in India was low. Free. Presented by the University of Illinois Library. 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. Free. Presented by the University of Illinois Library. http://publish.illinois.edu/pastpresentfuture2013/.
Ninth annual Embarras Valley Film Festival. Nov. 2, 7-9, Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston. Theme: "Documentaries." Featuring award-winning films by Eastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University faculty members, southern Illinois filmmakers, and a duo of British filmmakers. Screenings with panels featuring the films' directors and producers, critic-led introductions, a stop-motion workshop and film screenings for youths, and a short documentary competition for area students. Schedule at castle.eiu.edu/~evff. To register for youth workshop, 581-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The News-Gazette Film Series. "All About Eve" (1950), 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 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.
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.
Parkland College Concert Band and the Parkland College Orchestra. "A Harvest of Great Melody," a fall concert, 3 p.m. Oct. 13, Parkland Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Free and open to the public.
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 St., 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, vocals. 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.
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.
Bellflower Country Opry. "Indoor road show," 7 p.m. Oct. 19, gymnasium, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. The band will be taking requests, and singing everything from Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline. Tickets $10 for adults, free for 12 and younger. 898-7493.
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.
UFLive! presents Bones Jugs N' Harmony. 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. This eclectic, fun-loving group draws inspiration from many musical styles. A family-friendly event. 367-4405
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 581-3110.
Fiesta de Libros with Del Sur in Concert. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Family-friendly evening of stories and music as the library shows off its the newly expanded Spanish language resources. Program of stories for children in Spanish, 6:30 p.m. Free concert of Latin sounds by the band Del Sur, 7:15 p.m. Also, library tours.
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. Features 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.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.
University of Illinois Marching Illini in Concert. 3 p.m. Oct. 27, University of Illinois State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. Halftime highlights, stands favorites and traditional music. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show. UI students receive a $2 discount. http://www.TheStateFarmCenter.com, 866-455-4641.
Eastern Symphony Orchestra: Fright Night. 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. 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" target="_blank">http://http://www.eiu.edu/doudna, email@example.com, 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.
Stephen Wade. Musician, recording artist and writer presents The Wanderings of "Rock Island Line" and "Coal Creek March," 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 31, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C. Special lecture where he reveals through words, photographs, sound recordings and live performance on banjo the origination and perpetuation of Rock Island Line and Coal Creek March by generations of musicians. Free. 244-9309.
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 a lunch. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com.
Birds of Chicago. 7:45 and 11:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival. $15. http://www.cufolkandroots.org.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Chrissy Rigsby, 8 p.m. Nov. 1, 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. 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.
Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Krannert Center, Urbana. 333-6280.
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" target="_blank">http://http://www.thevirginia.org.
Sudden Sound Concert Series. Features Adam Rudolph, percussion, and Ralph Jones, woodwind, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Improvised music that dynamically spans musical forms, languages, instrumentation and cosmologies from around the world. The series presents leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde. 333-1861.
Philo Country Music Show. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison St,, Philo. Hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Featuring Logan Kirby, Dyke Corson, Dave Olsson, Clem and Rigsby. Country music talent showcased in a Branson-style live music stage show. Tickets $10 at the door. Concessions available. 274-3888, 714-7394.
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.
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.
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.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16, Harrison Park, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Unity Dance. An evening of Contra, English and folk dancing, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26, Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Workshop, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 to 10 p.m. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages welcome. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. 359-8225, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org, email@example.com.
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.
Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6, Harrison Park, Voorhees Street, Danville. For ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by Captain's Three. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Cost $10. 443-2999.
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.
BluesCENTRAL monthly blues dance. 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 8, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Beginners welcome. Lesson, 8 p.m.; dancing, 9 p.m. $7; students, $5. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Live music by Euphor. Caller, Mark Richardson. 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.
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.
Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. Fridays, SoDo Theatre, enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C. Improv comedy. No show Oct. 11. A guest improv group performs before Zoo Improv each week: UI Titanic Players & Zoo, Oct. 18. 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.
'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 Swanson 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 writers 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, variety acts, ventriloquism, juggling, plate spinning and more. Show combines the days of classic magic and legendary vaudeville with an up-to-date approach. All profits will go to Onarga Theater's digital fund. email@example.com.
Belly Boo 2013. 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Highdive, 51 Main St., C. Belly Boo is an annual belly dance breast cancer fundraiser in honor of Halloween that supports the annual event Bellies for Life. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $7 with a costume, $7 with student ID, or regular price $10. The show benefits the Illinois breast cancer organization After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, http://www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org.
'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.
'Harvey.' Classic comedy starring Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon, continues Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches, Oct. 10 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, continues 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. Half-price night, Oct. 10. 351-2528, http://www.parkland.edu/theatre.
'9 Parts of Desire.' Illinois Theatre, continues 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12 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.' Continues 8 p.m. Oct. 10-13 and 16-19; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.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.
'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.
'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.
'Vang: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers.' 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Main Lounge, Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, U. Verbatim theater piece about immigrant/refugee farmers in Iowa, written by Mary Swander, poet laureate of Iowa, photos by Dennis Chamberlin, direction by Matt Foss, and original music by Michael Ching. Discussion following. Free.
'Beauty is a Beast.' Tri-County Players Kids Theater Camp, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27; Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Tickets $5. 379-7028.
'Clybourne Park.' Illinois Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and 13-16; Krannert Center, Urbana. 333-6280.
'Come Back, Little Sheba.'8 p.m. Nov. 7-10, 13-17 and 20-23; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.
'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.
'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.
'Sly Fox.'Red Mask Players Inc., 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Nov. 3, 8 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets $10-$15. 442-5858, email@example.com.
'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.
'The Wedding Singer.' Illini Student Musicals, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 8 and 9; Lincoln Hall Theatre, 702 S. Wright St., U. Tickets: UI students, $8; general admission, $10. http://www.IlliniStudentMusicals.org/box-office.
Outdoors / nature
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 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: $30, adults; $15, children 12 and under. http://www.walkrunwish.org.
"Ran"toul in Color 5K. 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12, downtown Rantoul. Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign County. Noncompetitive event will be dashed in coloration. Runners dusted with non-toxic colors as they pass various stations. Registration fee $30; all participants get a T-shirt, food and water. Register at bbbscil.kintera.org/incolor5K, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Champaign. 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, Crystal Lake Park, Champaign. A noncompetitive 5K walk that celebrates breast cancer survivors while raising funds to support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving research and hands-on services and programs. 356-9076, http://www.makingstrideswalk.org/champaignil.
Zombie Run! Oct. 19, Dodds Park 4 Plex, Champaign. Participants follow a guide through a 2-plus-mile course while dodging zombies, checking in at safe points and looking for clues to help them survive the re-emergence of infection. Sign up as runners or walkers. Race finish features food, T-shirt sales. Fees $25-$37.50. Crew member spots for Biters, Draggers and Special Ops. 398-2550.
Bags Tournament Fundraiser. 1 p.m. Oct. 20, Arrowhead Lanes parking lot, 1401 N. McKinley Ave., C. Proceeds go to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 60/40 double-elimination tournament with a blind draw for partners. Registration begins at noon. There will also be a raffle for door prizes. Cost $15. Paige Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian's Race. Oct. 26, Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. A 3-mile and 1-mile run/walk, tot trot, 50/50 raffle and silent auction to raise money for medical and travel expenses for Ian, a 2-year-old from Covington, Ind. with soft tissue sarcoma. 3 mile at 9 a.m., 1 mile at 9:45 a.m., tot trot at 10:15 a.m., awards, raffle winner and silent auction winners announced about 11 a.m. Register by Oct. 16 to get a T-shirt. Race fees: with T-shirt, $25 for 3 or 1 mile and $12 for tot trot; without shirt before event, $15 for 3 or 1 mile and $2 for tot trot; day of event, $10 for 3 or 1 mile and $3 for tot trot. email@example.com, 304-2545.
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. "School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition," through Jan. 5, 2014. "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. 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 & 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," 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.
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. "Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana's Local Music Scene 1980-2000," 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. — Sky show: "Fall Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, through Dec. 13. — Main feature: "Secrets of the Sun," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 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," ends 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. 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.
Springer Cultural Center. 301 N. Randolph St., C. "Nostalgic Moment II" by Siti Mariah Jackson and Brian J. Sullivan, through Oct. 25. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. 398-2376.
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.
Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. "At the End, Before the Beginning" by Debra Domal, Aleksandra Sarnicka, Nathan Westerman and Nichole Sexton, opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Through Dec. 19. Hours: during studio hours, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, or by appointment. 417-2591, email@example.com.
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, through Nov. 12. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or call for appointment. 497-2286.
Illini Union Art Gallery. Northwest wing of Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Larry Kanfer to exhibit Illini-themed show, "Expanding Horizons: The Quad and Beyond," through Oct. 28. Free show open to the public. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. firstname.lastname@example.org, 398-2000.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "HOME: Empower, Educate, Engage," opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11; through Oct. 16. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. each day. "CUDO Pro Show," a professional showcase of design, by members and friends of the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization, Oct. 18-29. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Awards ceremony, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21-24, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. 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.