Entertainment listings, Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2013
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 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, email@example.com.
Champaign-Urbana Coin and Currency Club’s annual show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Urbana Civic Center, 108 Water St., U. More than 20 dealers offering a variety of coins from ancients through modern U.S. commemoratives. Free admission.
Humane Society Howl-o-ween Fundraiser. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Prairieland Feeds, 303 S. Dunlap St., Savoy. Howl-o-ween party for you and your canine companion. Costume contests, trick contests, bobbing for biscuits, raffle prizes. Meet adoptable shelter dogs. All proceeds benefit the Champaign County Humane Society. Call to register at 352-2232.
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 Kathe Brinkmann and Sue Searing from 9 to 10 a.m. and other surprise activities. Free for survivors and their caregivers. Register with Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 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, email@example.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 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.
2013 Downtown Danville ‘Night of Lights’ Holiday Parade. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21, begins at corner of Williams and Vermilion streets and proceeds south on Vermilion to Main Street. Concludes with a display of the winning floats at the David S. Palmer Arena as part of the Festival of Trees by the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation. www.downtowndanville.org.
Black Friday Fitness and Fun. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 29, Leonhard Recreation Center, 2112 Sangamon Drive, C. Start off a healthy holiday season with an alternative to the shopping frenzy. Activities for the entire family. Register at https://registration.cparkdistrict.com/webtrac/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?xxactivitynumber=251708.
The 13th annual Parade of Lights. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, downtown Champaign. Features floats, marching bands and Santa Claus. The event concludes with the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree in the One Main Plaza immediately following the parade. 352-2400.
Five Nights of Hitch. Film series, featuring the classic suspense tales of Alfred Hitchcock, concludes with “Psycho,” 7 p.m. Oct. 31, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. 356-9063, www.thevirginia.org.
‘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/.
Documentaries. 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1, Lucy Ellis Lounge, Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews St., U. “Hidden Scars: The Massacre of Koreans From the Arakawa River Bank to Shitamachi in Tokyo, 1923” and “The Disposed-Of Koreans: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Camp Narashino.” Directed by Choonkong Oh. In Japanese, with English subtitles. Each documentary followed by a discussion. Free and open to the public.
Embarras Valley Film Festival. 10 a.m. Nov. 2, Tarble Arts Center, 2010 Ninth St., Charleston; 3:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7, 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8 and 2 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Theme: “Documentaries.” Nov. 2, stop-motion workshop for youths; register at 581-2787, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nov. 7-9, screenings of six award-winning documentaries by EIU and Southern Illinois University faculty members, southern Illinois filmmakers and a duo of British filmmakers. Panels, critic-led introductions, stop-motion film screenings for youths and a short documentary competition for students. Schedule: castle.eiu.edu/~evff.
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
Afternoon Movie. 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 11, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. “October Sky” (1999). Rated PG. Free popcorn. 893-3955.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Wade 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, email@example.com, www.cufolkandroots.org.
C-U Folk & 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 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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 Champaign-Urbana for years with his blend of serious and silly, fun and folksy guitar and vocals. Free. 493-4654, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, www.cufolkandroots.org.
Nightjar Promotions Presents. Jeff Arrigo, 2 p.m.; A Metropolitan Guide, 2:45 p.m.; Eva Hunter, 3:30 p.m.; and Mike Reeb, 4:15 p.m. Nov. 2, Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., U. Free. 493-4654, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, Keaggy 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.
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 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, email@example.com, 581-3110.
Chip McNeill, jazz saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Jonathan Bowman, piano. EIU Music Department faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Recital Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Free. www.eiu.edu/doudna, 581-3110.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Dottie Jack (traditional country), 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Tickets $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. 77-6499.
Love Thy Neighbor Benefit Concert. 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9, Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C. Live performances, including Tebe Zalango, Miss Bri and Legends Dance Team, hors d’oeuvres and mixer. Fundraiser for the renovation of Unity Performing Arts and Career Center, a new community center on Philo Road in Urbana. Tickets $20-$30 at http://unitypacc.org. 298-2177.
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. Featuring and hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby, with Logan Kirby, Dyke Corson and Dave Olsson on stage. 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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.
All About a Cappella. 7 p.m. Nov. 15, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Show of vast vocal variety features the Xtension Chords, Surreal Sound, The Other Guys, No Comment and Clef Hangers. Tickets $6-$8; www.thevirginia.org/shows/music/38-a-cappella. 356-9063.
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.
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.
Daphne Willis concert. 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. With hints of funk, her 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.
Katherine McBain, horn, and Todd French, tuba. EIU Music Department faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Free. www.eiu.edu/doudna, 581-3110.
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. email@example.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.
Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchinson. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $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.
Country music and dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 1, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Highway 341 Band. $5 cover charge. Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. 442-7339.
Dance. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Multi-Agency Center, corner of Main Street and First Avenue, Hoopeston. Music by Bev Wolfe Band. $5 cover charge. Bring snacks to share.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6, Harrison Park, Voorhees Street, Danville. For ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by Captain’s Three. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Latin Dancing Series: Tamborozo and Banda. 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Illini Union, Courtyard Cafe, 1401 W. Green St., U. Dancing workshop, 7 p.m. Open dance floor, 8 p.m., with DJ. Presented by Illini Union Courtyard Cafe and La Casa Cultural Latina. $2, students with i-card; $3, public.
BluesCENTRAL monthly blues dance. 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 8, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Beginners welcome. Lesson, 8 p.m.; dancing, 9 p.m. $7; students, $5. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Urbana Country Dancers’ Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. 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.
Country music and dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Terry Bryant Band. $5 cover charge. Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. 442-7339.
Country music and dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 13, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons. No cover charge; pass the hat. Food served, 6 to 8 p.m.; $3. 442-7339.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singles/couples dance. 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday of 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.
Country music and dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 27, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons. No cover charge; pass the hat. Food served, 6 to 8 p.m.; $3. 442-7339.
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 master of fine arts 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 musical entertainment celebrating literary works features singers and performers. Hosted by Johnny Howard. Wine and food party, concert, a dessert reception at intermission, silent auction and unique masks. All proceeds support the Danville Public Library. Cost $100. Cathy Reardon at 477-5223, ext. 114, email@example.com.
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: No show, Nov. 1; Phoenix Improv Company, Nov. 8. Participate or just watch. Kid-friendly shows, 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month. $5. 356-7805, www.zooimprov.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com, 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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cufolkandroots.org.
The Timothy Tegge Show. 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Onarga Theater, Onarga. Classic magic and illusions, comedy, variety acts, ventriloquism, juggling, plate spinning and more. Combines classic magic and legendary vaudeville with an up-to-date approach. All profits will go to Onarga Theater’s digital fund. email@example.com.
‘Words in the Wind.’ 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C, and 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Concert-style readings of children’s books by some of Champaign-Urbana’s best actors. Created for adults, but children also might enjoy. The event will raise funds for Illinois Public Media’s Book Mentor Project. Suggested donation $10; $20 per family, at the door. 333-7300.
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.
‘Harvey.’ Classic comedy starring Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon, continues Thursday through Saturday evenings and for Sunday brunches, Oct. 31 through Nov. 10; Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, www.barn2.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘The Tempest.’ Illinois Theatre, continues 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2 and 3 p.m. Nov. 3; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$18. Illinois Theatre dessert and conversation, 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Krannert Room; $7. 333-6280.
‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Westville High Drama Club and Concert Chorus, 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3; Westville High School old gym. Tickets $5-$7. 267-2183.
‘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.
‘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; Central High School, 610 W. University Ave. Tickets $5.
‘The Wedding Singer.’ Illini Student Musical, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9; Lincoln Hall Theatre, 702 S. Wright St., U. Tickets: UI students, $8; general admission, $10. www.IlliniStudentMusicals.org/box-office.
‘An Evening of Tennessee Williams.’ 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17; Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. One-act plays, directed and designed by EIU’s theater arts students. Tickets $5-$12. 581-3110, email@example.com, www.eiu.edu/doudna.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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. “Pay what you can night” on Nov. 14. Tickets are half-price for Nov. 21. 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 and 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 22 and 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 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 accepted at both entrances. Free parking. firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, the Musical.’ STAR Dance & Drama students in their Education Outreach production, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. $10.40. 728-7375, www.thelittletheatre.org.
Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie 5K/10K. 9 a.m. Nov. 3, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Race begins along Windsor Road near Clark-Lindsey Village and ends at Meadowbrook Park near the pavilion by the Organic Gardens (entrance off Race Street). 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.
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. email@example.com, 649-6861.
CUSR Cupcake 5K. 9 a.m. Nov. 10, Parkland College campus, Champaign. A timed, accessible race ending with a delicious cupcake. Funds raised will go into a scholarship fund for those who need financial support to access Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation programs and services. Register at https://registration.cparkdistrict.com/webtrac/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?xxactivitynumber=272901.
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. “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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chanute Air Museum. 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts. Special emphasis on the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, history of Illinois aviation and Rantoul. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and younger, free. 893-1613, 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 email@example.com.
Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) and a one-room schoolhouse; natural history displays, a coal mine shaft. “Vermilion County in the Civil War,” through 2015. Admission: museum and Fithian House, $4; museum only, $2.50 for adults. $1 for teens 13-17, children 12 and younger free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 442-2922, www.vermilioncountymuseum.org.
Vermilion County War Museum. 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville. D-Day exhibit. Exhibits with items from the pre-Revolutionary War period through the current operations in Afghanistan. Recently remodeled areas include a new section on veterans’ scrapbooks and diaries, Civil War display, a combat weapons display for all wars, plus items in the Vietnam and Spanish-American War displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission $2, under 12, $1. 431-0034, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vcwm.org.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $4-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446.
— World of Science Lecture. 7 p.m. Nov. 1. “Predicting Central Illinois’ Weather,” WCIA’s Derick Fabert. $1.
— Main feature: “Secrets of the Sun,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Nov. 23.
— “Suono Mobile: Live from the Dome!” 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 multimedia compositions, featuring Nathan Mandel, saxophone, and Frank Horger, audio and video media. $5 at the door.
— Children’s feature: “Santa’s Secret Star,” 7 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 14.
— Sky show: “Fall Prairie Skies,” continues 7 p.m. Fridays, through Dec. 13. Except Nov. 1, 15 and Dec. 6.
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 titled “What Do You Care About?” ends 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,” ends Oct. 31. Examines three types: glass slide projectors, 35mm film projectors and postcard projectors. Eighth display, “Commercial Lighting,” opens Nov. 1, through Nov. 30. 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,” ends 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. “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. “A Continuum of Pioneering Service: A History of Military Support at the University of Illinois,” Nov. 1-30, Main Library. 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.
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, email@example.com.
Art Coop Gallery. 150 Lincoln Square, Urbana. “Brother Sister Act,” art of Bill Baron of Taos, N.M., and Pat Baron Monigold of Champaign, ends 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.
Broken Oak Gallery and Studio. 1865 N. 1225 E Road, White Heath. Annual fall open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 and noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. New works by artists Rich Backer, Nora Swanson, Julie Goodin and Judith Baker-Barrows will be on display. 762-4907.
Figure One. Exhibition space of the UI School of Art + Design, 116 N. Walnut St., C. The National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service exhibit, “Towards a National Cold War Monuments and Environmental Heritage Trail,” Nov. 1 through 27. Opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1. Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 333-0855, www.art.illinois.edu.
Heartland Gallery. 112 W. Main St., U. “Robert K. O’Daniell: Projects and Lost Treasures,” through Nov. 16. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 337-4767, www.heartland-gallery.com.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. “4,000 Years for Choice” by Heather Ault, Nov. 1-3. Opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1, a “Champagne in Champaign” fundraiser to benefit the Illinois Choice Action Team; tickets $10. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3. “Uncommon Interests,” features works by Parkland College’s advanced digital photography class, Art 228, opening reception, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8, through Nov. 12. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7; 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8; noon to 10 p.m. Nov. 9; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10; 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.indi-go-art.com.
Curtis Orchard. 3902 S. Duncan Road, C. Open every day through Dec. 20. Apples, peaches, cider, doughnuts, pies and other goodies. Free admission. Fun kids’ activities include the petting zoo (free), miniature golf (fee) and the giant slide (fee). 359-5565, 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.