Entertainment listings, Oct. 24-31, 2013

Entertainment listings, Oct. 24-31, 2013

A listing of events, provided by the venues. 

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Special events

This weekend

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. Grand marshal is UI alumna Judi Ford Nash, world-class trampolinist and Miss America 1969. Hosted by Greeks Support Homecoming.

Fur Ball 2013. 6 p.m. Oct. 25, Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Dinner and auction to benefit the animals of the Champaign County Humane Society. Cocktails, Hors d’oevres and entertainment, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Silent auction, 6 to 8:15 p.m. Live auction, 8:15 p.m. Tickets $85. 344-7297.

Funny Man Jim Gaffigan and the ‘White Bread Tour.’ 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, UI State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $32-$45. 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.

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. www.s-h-a-r-e.net.

Next week

Game-playing session. 6 p.m. Oct. 28, Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Erik Assadourian, senior fellow at the Worldwatch Institute, will lead the playing of the board game he co-authored, “The Settlers of Catan: Oil Springs.” This game scenario allows players to follow the effect of the discovery of oil on society. Free. Registration recommended at: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5486943<https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5486943.

34th annual Chris Cringle Craft Sale. 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2; UI State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. 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. 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 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, 1211 S. Prospect Ave., C. 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.

Future highlights

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, www.relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL.

Christmas in the Village. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9, Mansfield Firehouse. Handmade crafts from local artists, baked goods, homemade noodles and more. Local stores downtown will also be open. 489-3691, kswilliams@mchsi.com.

2013 Festival of Trees: Wishes Come True. Nov. 16-21, David S. Palmer Arena, Danville. Events include the Polar Express, the Children’s Holiday Breakfast, the Ladies’ Luncheon, the Heroes Lunch, the Crystal Ball, the Princess Tea Party, and Silver Bells Bingo. New events include Family Night Bingo and Festival After Hours. Presented by the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation. Ticket prices vary per event. 877-772-5425, www.presencehealth.org/festivaloftrees.

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. Free admission. 398-4077, www.craftleagueofcu.org/.

Films

This weekend

Reel Deals series. “Man of Steel,” 7 p.m. Oct. 24, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. 356-9063, www.thevirginia.org.

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 perform on the Wurlitzer pipe organ before the screening. Tickets $6, additional $1 processing fee for online only. 356-9063, 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, www.thevirginia.org.

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 UI. Free. 244-5939, csames@illinois.edu.

Next week

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, 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 UI 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 UI 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 UI 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.

Future highlights

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, 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, 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. 56 minutes. Free. 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

Krannert Uncorked with the Mean Lids. 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. This trio, featuring violinist Ben Smith, Miriam Larson on flute, and guitarist Matt Turino, captures the dance hall energy of the living folk tradition. Select a wine sample. Free.

Ysaye Barnwell. Unit One/Allen Hall guest-in-residence, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Main Lounge of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, U. “African American History through Song: a Participatory Workshop.” All programs open to the public. Free parking in parking garage across the street.

Noah I. Brown and Company. 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. CD release party. www.indi-go-art.com.

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, kam.illinois.edu.

UI Chorale. 3 p.m. Oct. 25, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

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.

UI 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. www.TheStateFarmCenter.com, 866-455-4641.

Parkland Chamber Singers, Parkland Chorus and Parkland Wind Ensemble. “Music on the Autumn Winds,” 3 p.m., Oct. 27, Parkland Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Free.

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. 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.

Next week

UI Wind Symphony. “American Landscapes,” 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. In special lecture, 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. “Traveling America’s Musical Highways,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Guest performance with the Normal West High School Band. 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. www.champaignparkdistrict.com.

ElizaBeth Simpson, singer. 11:45 a.m. Nov. 1, Landmark Hotel Ballroom, 210 S. Race St., U. Her sets feature jazz-spiked, indie-folk originals sprinkled with a cappella treats. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

C-U Folk and Roots Festival. 4 p.m. Nov. 1 to 1 a.m. Nov. 2, and 10 a.m. Nov. 2 to 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 www.cufolkandroots.org. $30, all-event wristband; individual evenings, $20; or by venue, $5-$15. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net.

Kate Fritz, fiddler. 7 p.m. Nov. 1, Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. Her music draws primarily from Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton inspirations. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, 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 Country Opry, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Music by Chuck Dragoo, piano, Stan Remole, bass, and Doug Rigsby, drums. Doors open, 6 p.m. Food available for sale. Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, free. 388-2853.

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards. 10:15 p.m. Nov. 1, Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. She is at home in a number of traditional styles, and her own music is enriched by roots music undertones and defiantly contemporary. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Paul Kotheimer, acoustic. 10 a.m. Nov. 2, Strawberry Fields, 306 W. Springfield Ave., U. Kotheimer celebrates 20 years of living and making music in Urbana. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Mr. Stephens’ Fabulous Family Show. 10 a.m. Nov. 2, Landmark Hotel Ballroom, 210 S. Race St., U. Tim Stephens has been entertaining the 12-and-under set around C-U for years with his blend of serious and silly, fun and folksy guitar and vocals. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

The Rev. Jerome ‘Pappy’ Chambers Jr. 11 a.m. Nov. 2, Urbana Free Library, Busey-Mills Reading Room, 210 W. Green St. His abilities as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist have helped to enhance his preaching ministry. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Flower Jax. 11:15 a.m. Nov. 2, Strawberry Fields, 306 W. Springfield Ave., U. Acoustic duo Kenna Mae Reiss and Chris Strand weaves mandolin and guitar melodies with strong vocal harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Morgan Orion and the Honey Locusts. 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Strawberry Fields,  306 W. Springfield Ave., U. Clever rhymes and charmingly honest stories, mandolins and violins. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra. 2:15 p.m. Nov. 2, Urbana Free Library, Busey-Mills Reading Room, 210 W. Green St. Repertoire includes popular turn-of-the-century songs, ragtime, classical, jazz and bluegrass. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Ben Bedford. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Urbana Free Library, Busey-Mills Reading Room, 210 W. Green St. Bedford refers to his style as “American portrait songwriting,” drawing upon history for inspiration and presenting songs with a strong sense of time and place. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

The Viper and His Famous Orchestra Family Show. 4 p.m. Nov. 2, Landmark Hotel Ballroom, 210 S. Race St., U. An interactive show of kid-tested, grown-up-approved music and mayhem. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Country Music Show presented by Marvin Lee and his band. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Melvin Community Hall, Melvin. Pork chop sandwiches, chips, homemade pies and drinks sold.

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.

Mike Kirkpatrick and Kathleen Keane from the Drovers. 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2, Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. Kirkpatrick and Keane have a long, successful and innovative musical history together. Wristband or cover. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Phil Keaggy, guitar. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Concert benefiting The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and the Imagine No Malaria project. The winner of multiple Dove awards, he was voted one of the top finger-style guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers and 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. www.itickets.com/events/307559.html or at the church office.

Future highlights

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.

Celebration of Life Concert. 7 p.m. Nov. 3, First United Methodist Church, 304 S. Race St., U. Featuring The Chorale; Davion Williams, tenor, former Young Artist Scholarship winner; and Michael Hammer, piano. Free. Donations to benefit the Young Artist Scholarship Fund are welcome. www.thechorale.org.

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. 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.  333-6280.

Los Lonely Boys. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $22-$40. Additional $2 processing fee per ticket online. 356-9063, 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: 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.

Marvin Lee Country Opry. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Gifford Community Building. With guest, Tommy Hugh, steel guitar, from Veedersburg, Ind.

The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest. 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School gymnasium, Paxton. The Concert Band will be joined by the PBL High School Band. Hosted by the Paxton, Buckley, Loda and Mahomet American Legion posts. Free.

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

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, 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.

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.

Molly Ringwald and Jazz Trio. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Tickets $20. www.eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

Molly Ringwald and the EIU Jazz Lab Band. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Tickets $5. www.eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

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.

A Far Cry with special guests Stefan Milenkovich and Dmitry Kouzov. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $18-$32.  $2 (per ticket) processing fee applies, online. 356-9063, www.thevirginia.org.

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.

San Francisco Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$53. Great Hall Series. Before the performance, a special buffet dinner service at Intermezzo beginning at 5:30 p.m. 333-6280.

Daphne Willis Concert. 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. With hints of funk, Daphne’s music is Memphis-style soul and rock with inventive melodies and straight-to-the-heart lyrics. Reserve seats at www.sleepycreekvineyards.com or call  733-0330.

John Dee, oboe. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

William Heiles, piano. 3 p.m. Nov. 17, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Steel Band and I-Pan. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Piper’s Hut Concert Series. 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Features Comas. Tickets $10, $20. pipers.hut@gmail.com, www.pipers-hut.com/concerts.

Illinois Modern Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Beckman ‘Thursdays at 12:20.’ Features UI Trombone Consortium, 12:20 p.m. Nov. 21, Beckman Institute Atrium, 405 N. Matthews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

Krannert Uncorked with LaMonte Parson Trio, jazz. 5 p.m. Nov. 21, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Stop by for a beverage sample or two and see Champaign-Urbana’s rich jazz history in action. Free. 333-6280.

Sinfonia da Camera. “Verdi’s Requiem,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. With tenor Barrington Coleman, bass-baritone Ricardo Herrera, the UI Chorale and Oratorio Society, and the UI Women’s and Men’s glee clubs. Tickets $5 for children; $34-$38, adults. 333-6280.

Josuha Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickest $10-$48. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. Nov. 22, 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. 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. www.urbana-contra.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, 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 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.

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.

Next week

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. 442-7339.

Future highlights

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. www.urbana-contra.org.

Tango at KAM. Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 9, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Featuring live music by Tangotta. 333-1861.

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.  www.urbana-contra.org.

Tango Society of Central Illinois Milonga del Corazon. 7:30 to midnight Nov. 16, McKinley Foundation, church basement, 809 S. Fifth St., C. 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, www.centraltango.com, http://facebook.com/UCATango.

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, 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.

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22, 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.

Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 23, Sidney Town Hall. Line and couples, singles welcome. Fourth Saturday of each month except June, July and August. Admission $5. 351-4110.

Performing arts

This weekend

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: Peterson’s 4-Wheel, Oct. 25. No show, Nov. 1. Participate or just watch. Kid-friendly shows, 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month. $5. 356-7805, www.zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

Orange You (collected memories). 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. First performance of redouble, a cumulative series about sound, light and space influences on movement. An episodic unfolding of movement you can watch grow from stage to stage. Directed/performed by Jessie Young. Iterated monthly, October to April. indigo.coop@gmail.com.

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 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.

Next week

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.

Oba William King. “Storytelling and Drumming for All Ages,” 10:45 a.m., and “Workshop: Creative Art of the Drum Circle,” 1 p.m. Nov. 2, Landmark Hotel Ballroom, 210 S. Race St., U. King combines professional theatrical training with a distinct poetic style. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

Local Teller Showcase, with Kathe Brinkmann, Kim Sheahan, Camille Born and Sue Searing. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2, Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, 210 W. Green St. All are members of the C-U Storytelling Guild and enjoy telling to audiences of all ages. Free.

Storytelling with Dan Keding. 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 2, Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, 210 W. Green St. Keding has made more than a dozen recordings and five published books and travels worldwide telling stories. Free. 493-4654, oltime1@att.net, www.cufolkandroots.org.

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.

Future highlights

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

‘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.

‘Hamlet.’ What You Will Shakespeare, 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26; Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Cost $7. whatyouwillshakes@gmail.com.

‘Harvey.’ Classic comedy starring Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon, continues Thursday through Saturday evenings and for Sunday brunches, Oct. 24 through Nov. 10; Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, www.barn2.com.

‘Music Theatre Opera: Little Shop of Horrors.’ Eastern Illinois University’s Theatre Department, continues 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-26 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, www.eiu.edu/doudna.

‘Nunsense.’ Continues 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, www.thelittletheatre.org.

‘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, 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.

Next week

‘Memphis: The Musical.’ Part of the WCIA 3 Broadway Series, 7 p.m. Oct. 30, University of Illinois State Farm Center Star Theatre, 1800 S. First St., C. 866-455-4641, www.uofiassemblyhall.com.

‘Rumors.’ The Penny Dreadful Players, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2; Gregory Hall Theater, 810 S. Wright St., U. Doors open, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: $5, students; $7, adults. $6.50 online. https://pdp.tixato.com/buy/rumors-by-neil-simon.

‘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.

Future highlights

‘Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way.’ 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. A co-presentation of Krannert Center, Native American House and the American Indian Studies Program. Tickets $10-$24. 333-6280.

‘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, 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, 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.

‘High School Reunion.’ Side by Side Productions, audience-interactive murder mystery dinner theater, 7 p.m. Nov. 9; Railside Golf Club, 120 W. 19th St., Gibson City. Doors open, 6 p.m. Ticket $30; includes the buffet, coffee or iced tea, tip and clues you’ll need to solve the mystery. 784-5000.

‘Lend Me A Tenor.’ Champaign Central High School, 7 p.m. Nov. 7-9, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10; Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University Ave. Tickets $5.

‘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, www.parkland.edu/theatre.

‘The Sunshine Boys.’ Tri-County Players, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24; Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Tickets $12. 379-7028.

‘A Wayward Spirit.’ 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 22, 23, 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. Tickets $10. 345-2287, www.charlestonalleytheatre.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. 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

Ian’s Race. 3 mile, 9 a.m.; 1 mile, 9:45 a.m.; tot trot, 10:15 a.m. 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. 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.

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). 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.

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, www.aeromuseum.org.

Orpheum Children’s Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. Genome Day, 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 2.  Exhibits and activities designed to present energy use and production, environmental, health and fundamental research at the Institute for Genomic Biology in an approachable manner for all ages. Free. “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, www.orpheumkids.com.

Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C. “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. “Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local Music Scene 1980-2000,” through Sept. 29, 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, 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, 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,” continues 7 p.m. Fridays, through Dec. 13. Except Nov. 1, 15 and Dec. 6.
— 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. “Santa’s Secret Star,” 7 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 14.
— World of Science Lecture. 7 p.m. Nov. 1. “Predicting Central Illinois’ Weather,” WCIA’s Derick Fabert. $1.
— Suono Mobile Concert. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2. An initiative for new music based in Champaign-Urbana, engages with sound, dancers, audience and the dome in an evening of multi-media compositions, featuring Nathan Mandel, saxophone, and Frank Horger, audio and video media. $5 at the door.

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 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. Eighth display, “Commercial Lighting,” opens Nov. 1. 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, ends 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. “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 at go.illinois.edu/moon. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. “Archie Green and the Campus Folksong Club” opens Nov. 1, through Dec. 31, Marshall Gallery, first floor at Main Entrance. Main Library Building hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday.  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, 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

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.

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, 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.

Heartland Gallery. 112 W. Main St., U. “Robert K. O’Daniell: Projects and Lost Treasures” opens Oct. 26, through Nov. 16. Opening meet-the-artist reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 337-4767, www.heartland-gallery.com.

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,” ends Oct. 28. Free. 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, through Oct. 29. Awards ceremony, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 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. “4000 Years for Choice,” featuring the work of Heather Ault, Nov. 1-3. “Champagne in Champaign” fundraiser to benefit the Illinois Choice Action Team. Opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1; tickets $10. Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3. indigo.coop@gmail.com, 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, 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. 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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