Entertainment listings, Oct. 17-24

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Special events

This weekend

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. info@sullivanchamber.com, http://www.sullivanchamber.com.

Next week

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. Oct. 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.

Future highlights

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 more than 150 booths displaying a 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 and 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.

Parkland College Foundation's 16th annual gala. "Think Green," 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Champaign Country Club. Food and beverages, music and a silent auction. Proceeds from the gala benefit scholarships, programs and services at Parkland. Tickets $75; ticket holders must be 18 and older to attend. 351-2464, sgoldenstein@parkland.edu.

Survivor breakfast for American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C. Storytellers and other activities. Free for survivors and their caregivers. 979-1504, http://www.relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL.

Craft-League of Champaign-Urbana's 31st annual Art Fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St. Original artwork for sale by 34 artists in ceramics, jewelry, fiber, batik, photography, glass, woodworking, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookbinding, leather, basketry and mixed media. Free admission. 398-4077, http://www.craftleagueofcu.org/.

Films

This weekend

'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.

Next week

'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/.

Five Nights of Hitch. Film series featuring the classic suspense tales of Alfred Hitchcock, 1 and 7 p.m. Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Oct. 28-31, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. "Rebecca," Oct. 26. "Strangers on a Train", Oct. 28. "Vertigo," Oct. 29. "Notorious," Oct. 30. "Psycho," Oct. 31. 356-9063, http://www.thevirginia.org.

Future highlights

Middle East Film Series. "Bliss," (Turkey, 2010), 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. 105 minutes. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois. Free. 244-5939, csames@illinois.edu.

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, parklandartgallery@parkland.edu.

'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 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 tarble@eiu.edu.

Middle East Film Series. "Under the Bombs" (Lebanon, 2006), 2 to 3:45 p.m. Nov. 3, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. 98 minutes. Directed by Philippe Aractingi. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois. Free. 244-5939, csames@illinois.edu.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies. "Calendar Girls," 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. Call to reserve a seat, 267-3170.

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, parklandartgallery@parkland.edu.

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.

Middle East Film Series. "Rana's Wedding" (Palestine, 2007), 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. 90 minutes. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois. Free. 244-5939, csames@illinois.edu.

AsiaLENS Screening."A Perfect Soldier" (2011), 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 12, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Directed by John Severson. In Khmer with English subtitles.An inspiring documentary about the power of one man to create change in society.56minutes. Free. http://www.aems.illinois.edu/events/asialens.htm#film03.

Middle East Film Series. "Leila" (Iran, 1997), 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. 129 minutes. Written, directed and produced by Dariush Mehrjui; Farabi Cinema Foundation. Farsi with English subtitles. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois. Free. 244-5939, csames@illinois.edu.

Music

This weekend

Beckman 'Thursdays at 12:20.' Features UI Black Chorus Chamber Choir, 12:20 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. Landry brings his Louisiana influences to the stage, presenting Cajun, traditional country and western swing, gospel and comedy. Tickets $15 in advance, $17.50 at the door. 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.

Rebecca Johnson, flute. EIU Music Department faculty recital. 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Recital Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, EIU, Charleston. Free. http://www.eiu.edu/doudna/, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

UFLive! presents Bones Jugs N' Harmony. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 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/, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

The Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana. "Viva Italia" concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, St. John the Divine Episcopal Chapel, 1011 S. Wright St., C. Featuring Angela Schmid and Evan Tammen, oboes; Jeffrey Newman, lute, and William Bauer, viola; Jeremy McBain, trumpet; and Christopher Holan, harpsichord. Tickets: General, $20; student, $10; at the door or http://www.baroqueartists.org. 378-6802, info@baroqueartists.org.

Next week

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.

Ysaye Barnwell. Unit One/Allen Hall guest-in-residence, 7 p.m. Oct. 22-24, Main Lounge of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, U. "Building a Vocal Community: A Community Sing in the African American Tradition," Oct. 22. "Music of the Civil Rights Movement" lecture, demonstration, participation, Oct. 23. "African American History through Song: a Participatory Workshop," Oct. 24. All programs open to the public. Free parking in parking garage across the street.

Illinois Modern Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Mike Ellis and The Midnight Sons. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. No cover, donations accepted. Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. $3. Call for reservation to eat. 442-7339.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Gypsy Romance. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$35. 333-6280.

Noah I. Brown and Company CD Release Party. 7 p.m. Oct. 24, indi go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. http://www.indi-go-art.com.

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.

St. Pat's Youth Orchestra's Halloween Concert. "Magical Melodies and Monstrous Music," 7 p.m. Oct. 25, St. Patrick's Parish Center, 708 W. Main St., U. Free admission with dessert reception following concert. stpatsyouthorchestra@gmail.com.

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.

Future highlights

University of Illinois Marching Illini in Concert. 3 p.m. Oct. 27, UI 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://www.eiu.edu/doudna/, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 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.

C-U Folk and Roots Festival. 4 p.m. Nov. 1 until 1 a.m. Nov. 2, and 10 a.m. Nov. 2 until 2 a.m. Nov. 3, 12 venues in and around downtown Urbana. More than 80 performances, workshops, dances, storytelling. Musical performances include blues, bluegrass, Cajun, jazz, klezmer, old-time, country, country blues and gospel. All events on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. are free. Workshops on instruments and storytelling. Schedule and venues at http://www.cufolkandroots.org. $30, all-event wristaband; individual evenings, $20; or by venue, $5-$15. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net.

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.

Phil Keaggy, guitar. Concert benefiting The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and the Imagine No Malaria project. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. The winner of multiple Dove awards, voted one of the top finger-style guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers three years in a row, has delivered the Gospel through his music for over 30 years. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15, pre-sale; $20 at the door. http://www.itickets.com/events/307559.html or at the church office.

Concert Artists Guild first-prize winner: Jay Campbell, cello. 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Sunday Salon Series. Tickets $5-$42. 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.

Timothy McGovern, bassoon. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Krannert Uncorked with Don't Ask, klezmer. 5 p.m. Nov. 7, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Balkan flavors, Middle Eastern influences, and evocative melodies. Select a wine sample. Free.

Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$55. Great Hall Series (five events), $50-$244. Before the performance, enjoy a special buffet dinner service at Intermezzo beginning at 5:30 p.m. 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://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.

'Call to Duty: Veterans Day Tribute.' 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Tickets: http://www.eiu.edu/doudna/, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

Chip McNeill, jazz saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Dottie Jack, 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Dotty Jack, a true traditional country recording artist. Tickets $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. 77-6499.

In Concert at CPL: Big Bluestem String Band. "Tunes & Songs of Love, Merriment & Mayhem," 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Eclectic mix of fiddle tunes, old-time string band music, bluegrass and historic tunes, with an occasional sprinkling of blues and swing. For all ages. Free.

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.

Ricardo Flores and William Moersch, percussion. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Percussion Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Trombone Choir. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Beckman 'Thursdays at 12:20.' Features Derick Cordoba Jazz Combo, 12:20 p.m. Nov. 14, Beckman Institute Atrium, 405 N. Matthews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

UI Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Pam Kilmer and Bob Krouse, 8 p.m. Nov. 15, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.

Dancing

This weekend

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Highway 341 Band. $5 cover charge. Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. Call for reservation to eat. 442-7339.

Tango Society of Central Illinois Milonga del Corazon. 7:30 to midnight Oct. 18, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton, U. Intro tango lesson, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tango social dancing, 9 p.m. to midnight. Light refreshments served. Cost: $7, $10 with lesson; students $5, $7 with lesson. 328-1309, 377-2850, Tango.Society@gmail.com, http://www.centraltango.com, http://facebook.com/UCATango.

Danville Area Super Singles and Couples Dance. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19, American Legion Post 210, 201 N. Jackson St., Danville. Music by Mike's DJ and Karaoke Service. Bring a snack to share and $5 for the DJ. 267-3601.

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/, ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

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

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.

Next week

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Tex and Friends (Tex Wynn, Al Waite, Ron Johnson, Terry Cottrel and Dave Coleman). Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. Held the fourth Friday every month. No cover, donations accepted. 442-7339.

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. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Dance is free in honor of Bert Stunkie’s 60th birthday.
 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/, ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Battle Creek Band. Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. Call for reservation to eat. 442-7339.

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.

Future highlights

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Highway 341 Band. Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. Held the fourth Friday every month. 442-7339.

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.

Tango at KAM. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 8, Krannert Art Museum, Gelvin Noel Gallery, 200 E. Peabody Drive, C. Tango dancing with live music by Tangotta. Organized by Melih Sener and Chantelle Hougland. 333-1861.

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/.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Too Old To Be Controlled. Caller, Gail Hintze. Free workshop, "Intermediate Waltz" by Jonathan Sivier, 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/.

English country dancing. 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages welcome. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission $2. 359-8225, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org/, ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

Singles/couples dance. 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.

Performing arts

This weekend

CompostQ: Music and Dance Performance. 7 p.m. Oct. 17, Main Level, Gelvin Noel Gallery Krannert Art Museum, 200 E. Peabody Drive, C. 333-1861.

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: UI Titanic Players, Oct. 18. Peterson's 4-Wheel, Oct. 25. Participate or just watch. Kid-friendly shows at 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month. $5. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

'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.

Next week

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.

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.

Future highlights

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.

From Page to Stage: Vol. III 'Masquerade.' 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 1, Danville Area Community College, Bremer Theatre, Danville. Evening of enchanting musical entertainment celebrating literary works, featuring singers and performers. Hosted by Johnny Howard. Wine and food party, concert, a dessert reception at intermission, silent auction and unique masks. Cost $100. All proceeds support the Danville Public Library. Cathy Reardon at 477-5223, ext. 114, creardon@danville.lib.il.us.

Suono Mobile: Live from the Dome! 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Suono Mobile, an initiative for new music based in Champaign-Urbana, engages with sound, dancers, the audience and the dome of the planetarium in an evening of multimedia compositions, featuring Nathan Mandel, saxophone, and Frank Horger, audio and video media. $5 at the door.

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. movies@onargatheater.com.

Belly Boo 2013. 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Highdive, 51 Main St., C. Annual belly dance breast cancer fundraiser in honor of Halloween supports the annual event Bellies for Life. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. $7 with a costume; $7 with student ID; regular price $10. Benefits the Illinois breast cancer organization After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, http://www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org.

SPEAK Cafe. "Response-Able Art," 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14, Krannert Art Museum, Palette Cafe, 200 E. Peabody Drive, C. Song, poetry, expression, art and knowledge cafe is an open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism and black power expression. Organized and moderated by Aaron Ammons. 333-1861.

November Dance: Big Tiny Little Dance. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Dance at Illinois Series. Tickets $10-$18. Dessert and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Krannert Room; $7. 333-6280.

Theater

This weekend

'Bat Boy: The Musical.' Continues 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.

'Harvey.' Classic comedy starring Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon, continues Thursday through Saturday evenings and for Sunday brunches, Oct. 17 through Nov. 10; Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.

'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/.

'White People.' Continues 8 p.m. Oct. 17-19; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com.

'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.

Next week

'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.

'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, doudnatix@eiu.edu, http://www.eiu.edu/doudna/.

‘Rent.’ Danville Light Opera, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27; Danville High School, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St., Danville. Contemporary music. Adults $19; students with ID, $7. 431-1660, http://www.danvillelightopera.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.

Future highlights

'Clybourne Park.' Illinois Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and 13-16, and 3 p.m. Nov. 17; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Before the Nov. 7 performance, enjoy a special buffet dinner service at Intermezzo beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $10-$18. Illinois Theatre Series (four-plus events), $8-$16. 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.

'Falstaff.' UI School of Music Opera Program Series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16, and 3 p.m. Nov. 17; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets $10-$27. School of Music Opera Program Series, $12-$46. 333-6280.

'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.

'Pride and Prejudice.' Parkland Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and 21-23 and 3 p.m. Nov. 24; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Romantic, comedy classic. Tickets $8-$14; $10 each for groups of 15 or more. 351-2528, http://www.parkland.edu/theatre.

'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, redmaskplayers@hotmail.com.

'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.

'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' on Stage. Vermilion County Homefires Homeschool Group, 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16; Crossroads Christian Church, 3613 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Dessert reception afterward to mingle with the cast. Free admission with donations appreciated and accepted at both entrances. Free parking. neverknow@wildblue.net.

Outdoors / nature

This weekend

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.

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 paigeh3@gmail.com.

Next week

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. wachtel@comcast.net, 649-6861.

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, 9 a.m.; 1 mile, 9:45 a.m.; tot trot, 10:15 a.m.; awards, raffle winner and silent auction winners announced, 11 a.m. Race fees: before event, $15 for 3 or 1 mile and $2 for tot trot; day of event, $10 and $3. bethany9799@hotmail.com, 304-2545.

Future highlights

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). 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.

UI museums

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.

Other museums

Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris. "58th Annual Fall Juried Exhibition," through Nov. 8. "Works by Alice Baber" from the Paris Art Center's permanent collection, ongoing. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. 466-8130, http://www.parisartcenter.com.

Champaign County Historical Museum. In the historic Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C. Regular exhibits are four exhibit rooms, featuring turn-of-the-century (19th-century) items, plus the Victorian Room. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open for tour groups, by appointment. No admission charge for tours, but donations welcome. 356-1010, http://www.champaignmuseum.org, director@champaignmuseum.org.

Chanute Air Museum. 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts. Special emphasis on the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, history of Illinois aviation and Rantoul. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and younger, free. 893-1613, http://www.aeromuseum.org.

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 sousa@uiuc.edu.

Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) and a one-room schoolhouse; natural history displays, a coal mine shaft. "Vermilion County in the Civil War," through 2015. Admission: museum and Fithian House, $4; museum only, $2.50 for adults. $1 for teens 13-17, children 12 and younger free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 442-2922, http://www.vermilioncountymuseum.org.

Vermilion County War Museum. 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville. D-Day exhibit. 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, vcwm@comcast.net, http://www.vcwm.org.

Planetarium

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.

Exhibits

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.

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.

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," ends Oct. 20, Main Galleries. Closing reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. "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. "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. 333-2290.

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. 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.

Galleries

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, info@amarayoga.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, through Nov. 2. 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. gallery@kanfer.com, 398-2000.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "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. indigo.coop@gmail.com, http://www.indi-go-art.com.

Farms/markets

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.

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