Entertainment listings, Nov. 7-14, 2013

Entertainment listings, Nov. 7-14, 2013

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Special events

 

This weekend

Arcola Holiday Open House. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 10. 268-3576, www.arcolachamber.com.

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 jill@champaignrelay.org or call/text 979-1504. www.relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL.

The Holiday Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 21, Lincoln Square, Urbana. Indoor market. A producer-only market, featuring jewelry, holiday decor, baked goods, fresh produce and more. www.urbanabusiness.com.

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. Stores downtown will also be open. 489-3691, kswilliams@mchsi.com.

Next week

2013 Festival of Trees: Wishes Come True. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 16, noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 and 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21, David S. Palmer Arena, Danville. Themed trees and showcases on the arena floor. Events include the Polar Express, Children’s Holiday Breakfast, Ladies’ Luncheon, Heroes Lunch, Crystal Ball, Princess Tea Party and Silver Bells Bingo. New events: Family Night Bingo and Festival After Hours. Presented by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation. Ticket prices vary per event. General admission $2-$5; children 2 and younger, free. 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.

Future highlights

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.

Hobnob Holiday Market. Nov. 22 and 23, Danville Gardens, 1307 Cleary Ave., Danville. A pop-up market, featuring almost 70 vendors with vintage finds and handmade goods. Making Merry Party, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22. A shopping event with a band, cash bar and holiday fun. Tickets $10 at www.hobnobmarket.com or at the door. Holiday Market Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23. Shopping event. Lunch. Tickets $4 at the door; children 12 and younger, free. 765-366-2557.

Urbana High School Thanksgiving Dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 28, Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St. This Thanksgiving dinner is for the community and provides a warm, delicious meal for those in need on Thanksgiving. 384-3505.

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.

VFW Post 5520 Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30, VFW Post 5520, 609 Edgebrook Drive, C. 50/50 raffle, raffles, breakfast and lunch served. Karaoke Christmas music. All vendors welcome. $10 registration fee per table. All donations go to the VA. 356-2984 or 390-4075.

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.

LeRoy Christmas Parade. 2 p.m. Dec. 1, starting at Mill and Center streets, LeRoy. Theme: “A Thankful Christmas.” 309-962-9983, 309-962-7094.

Christmas in Paris: House Walk and Mistletoe Marketplace. Dec. 7, Paris, Ill. Christmas in Paris, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cafe France HRC building, 118 E. Court St., Paris. More than 20 vendors with unique gifts. Freewill donation. Christmas Walk, 3 to 7 p.m., featuring eight beautifully decorated homes. Pre-purchase tickets $10 at Lori’s Pins and Needles, Pearman Pharmacy, Shank’s Paint and Glass. Maps at Edgar County Historical Society, 414 N. Main St.; light refreshments. Both events sponsored by Altrusa Club of Paris; proceeds help fund Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Edgar County. 385-2400.

Winter Festival 2013. 4 p.m. Dec. 8, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. Festive free event. 333-6280.

Films

This weekend

Embarras Valley Film Festival. 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. 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.

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.

Reel Deals. “The Great Gatsby,” 7 p.m. Nov. 8, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $4-$5. 356-9063, www.thevirginia.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, csames@illinois.edu.

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.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

The News-Gazette Film Series. “It Happened One Night” (1934), 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 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. “Ajami” (Israel, 2010), 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. 120 minutes. Directed by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shanin. Arabic or Hebrew dialogue; English subtitles. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois. Free. 244-5939, csames@illinois.edu.

‘Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100’ film screening. 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. “Bombay,” a 1995 Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam, is set in December 1992 to January 1993 India, with special reference to the Babri Masjid controversy in Ayodhya. Free. http://publish.illinois.edu/pastpresentfuture2013/.

Global Lens 2013. “Beijing Flickers” (You-Zhong), 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 12, Room C-118, Parkland Art Gallery at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Directed by Zhang Yuan. 96 minutes. China, in Mandarin, with English subtitles. The film series is a showcase of critically acclaimed narrative feature films. Free. 351-2485, www.globalfilm.org, parklandartgallery@parkland.edu.

Music

This weekend

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. Honoring those who have served or presently serve our nation. Featuring the EIU Wind Symphony and special guests. Tickets $5-$12. 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.

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.

Brad Dutz with IO Mining Corp. 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 9, Institute 4 Creativity, 111 S. Walnut St., C. A first-time collaboration between Los Angeles drummer/percussionist Brad Dutz, and IO Mining Corp., featuring local musicians Jason Finkelman, Nick Rudd, Elizabeth Simpson and Brandon Beechum. Tickets $5 (cash only at the door). Music clinic: “Rhythm Strategies for the Improviser” with Brad Dutz, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9. $15 general, $10 student (cash only at the door) Presented by i4C, the Improvisers’ Exchange, and Yamaha. 417-1667.

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.

Eastern Illinois University’s jazz faculty members concert. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Theatre, one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Featuring Andy Cheetham, trumpet; Sam Fagaly, saxophone; Scott Hesse, guitar; Paul Johnston, piano; Jemmie Robertson, trombone; Jamie V. Ryan, drums; and Nick Tucker, bass. Free.

Next week

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.

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.

Future highlights

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. 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.

EIU Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Tickets $5. www.eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

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.

Lake Land College Community Choir. 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Lake Land College Theatre, Mattoon. Concert features Scottish folk songs as well as favorites from the musical “My Fair Lady,” and the rest of the program celebrates Christmas.

In Concert at CPL: compostQ. 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 1, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Champaign-Urbana-based music and dance collective. Dancer Kirstie Simson joined by instrumentalists Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, accordion and keyboards; Armand Beaudoin, double bass; Erik Lund, trombone; and Yu-Chen Wang, gu-zheng (Chinese zither). 403-2070.

The Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana. “Messiah Sing-Along,” 4 p.m. Dec. 1, First Baptist Church at Savoy, 1602 S. Prospect Avenue, Savoy. Audience members are invited to sing the choruses in the “Christmas portion” of Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, joined by a quartet of soloists and organist Scott Montgomery. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. Freewill donations at the door.

UI Jazz Combo Concert I. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Hindsley Symphonic Band and UI University Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

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

UI Jazz Band 4. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Vocal Combos I and II. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Takacs Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$38. 333-6280.

Bach’s Lunch Concert Series. Noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 6, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C. Free lunch concert series features Prairie City. Bring your lunch from home or one of downtown Champaign’s restaurants.

UI Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Concert Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Balinese Gamelan Concert. 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Music Building Auditorium 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Features the Balinese Gamelan ensembles. Traditional works performed by the UIUC Student Ensemble and Community Gamelan. Balinese dance also featured in this program. Free.

UI Jazz Trombone Ensemble. 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Band II. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Saxophone Ensemble and UI Jazz Guitar Ensemble. 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Philo Country Music Show. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison, Philo. Hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Featuring Logan Kirby, Dyke Corson, Dave Olsson, Clem and Rigsby. Showcases country music talent in a Branson-style live music stage show. Tickets $10 at the door. Concessions available. 274-3888, 714-7394.

Annual Carol Concert 2013. 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Latin Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Dancing

This weekend

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.

Veterans Recognition Dinner and Dance. 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 728, 8 Pine St., Danville. Veterans of all wars and active-duty service members will be recognized. Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 6 p.m. Dance with music by Highway 341 Band, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost $9; dinner or dance alone, $6. Reservations accepted. 442-1227.

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.

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. 9, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Featuring live music by Tangotta. 333-1861.

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

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.

Next week

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.

Singles Dance/Karaoke. 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 16, Gino’s Lounge, 77 N. Gilbert St., Danville. No cover. 765-299-7943.

Tango Society of Central Illinois' 14th Anniversary Milonga. 7:30 p.m. to midnight Nov. 16, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Potluck dinner, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share if attending potluck. $7; students, $5. RSVP at www.centraltango.com. Tango social dancing, 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $7; students $5. 328-1309, 377-2850, Tango.Society@gmail.com,  http://facebook.com/UCATango.

Future highlights

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 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.

English country dancing. 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1, 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.

Urbana Country Dancers’ Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Big Bluestem. Caller, Scott Meyer. Workshop: Introduction to Blues Dancing with special guests from BluesCentral, 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.

Performing arts

This weekend

Native American House Heritage Month performance series. Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 7, 8, 12, 13 and 21, Illini Union Courtyard Cafe. Nov. 7, Bear Cub Productions: Intertribal Pow Wow Singing & Dancing Performance; Nov. 8, Wunksheek: Student Drumgroup, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nov. 12, Choctaw Storytelling & Flute playing — Greg Rodgers; Nov. 13, Choogie: Cherokee Storytelling; Nov. 21, Bill Miller: Mohican Performing Artist. Performances, workshops and presentations by members of the Cherokee, Hochunk, Oneida, Dakota, Mohican, Dine, Maori and Choctaw tribes make up several highlights of the Heritage Month events. http://www.ais.illinois.edu.

Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. Fridays, SoDo Theatre, enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C. Improv comedy. Zoo will feature other local troupes as an opening act each week. Participate or just watch. Kids’ performance, 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month, followed by the regular features at 8 p.m. $5. 356-7805, www.zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

Synchronized skating exhibition. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, University of Illinois Ice Arena, 406 E. Armory Ave., C. Season-opening performance for one of Illinois’ premier synchronized skating organizations: IllinoiSkating. Performances include the season debut for IllinoiSkating’s Collegiate and Open Adult synchronized skating teams and the Ice Cubes synchronized skating teams. Also, 18 local skaters performing their individual routines and three national champion guest skaters. All proceeds go to the IllinoiSkating organization. Tickets $5. illinois.synchronized.skating@gmail.com.

Next week

‘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.

Fifth annual C-U Improv Festival. 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 15 and 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight Nov. 16, SoDo Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., C. Shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 15 and 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Nov. 16. Workshops, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. All shows $5. Lineup of performing troupes and workshop sign-up at zooimprov.org.

Future highlights

VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 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.

Theater

this weekend

‘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.

‘Harvey.’ Classic comedy starring Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon, continues Thursday through Saturday evenings and for Sunday brunches, Nov. 7-10; Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, www.barn2.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 needed 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.

‘Sly Fox.’ Red Mask Players Inc., continues 8 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets $10-$15. 442-5858, redmaskplayers@hotmail.com.

‘The Wedding Singer.’ Illini Student 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.

Next week

‘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, doudnatix@eiu.edu, www.eiu.edu/doudna.

‘Antony and Cleopatra.’ What You Will Shakespeare, 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16; University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C. Cost $7. whatyouwillshakes@gmail.com.

‘Deck the Halls.’ Heartwarming and hilarious evening of music and comedy, Nov. 15 through Dec. 31; Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. Wednesday evenings are added in December. Tickets $34-$38 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, www.barn2.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.

‘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 Wiz.’ Urbana High School Theatre Department’s fall 2013 musical, 7 p.m. Nov. 13-16 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Urbana High School, Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St. Tickets $5-$8. Discounts available for groups of more than 20. 384-3505 and leave a voicemail or email tbroeker@usd116.org.

‘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. neverknow@wildblue.net.

Future highlights

‘Chess.’ Musical, 8 p.m. Dec. 5-8, 11-15 and 18-21; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, www.stationtheatre.com.

‘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.

‘The Christmas Toyshop.’ Rantoul Theatre Group, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. Dec. 15; Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., Rantoul. Tickets $7-$10. 892-1121, www.rtgonline.org.

‘Mamma Mia!’ WCIA 3 Broadway Series, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, University of Illinois State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. 866-455-4641.

‘Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus Live!’ 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. The one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Tickets $45. Additional $3 per ticket processing fees apply online only. 356-9063, www.thevirginia.org.

‘The Nutcracker.’ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Champaign Urbana Ballet performs this classic, accompanied by Sinfonia da Camera. Tickets $18-$38. 333-6280.

‘Taming of the Shrew.’ What You Will Shakespeare, 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7; University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C. Cost $7. whatyouwillshakes@gmail.com.

‘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.

Outdoors / nature

This weekend

Champaign County Audubon Society. 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Presentation by Tony McGuigan, habitat landscaper and author, based on his book “Habitat It and They Will Come: The Why, Who, and Fun-How of Creating Animal Habitats in Your Yard.” Book signing after the program. www.champaigncountyaudubon.org.

CUSR Cupcake 5K. 9 a.m. Nov. 10, Parkland College campus, Champaign, and surrounding neighborhood. 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.

Next week

Second Wind Running Club Winter Fun Runs. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Indoor group uses the UI Armory Track. There is a fee to use this facility. The outdoor group runs 1 to 6 miles around campus. Meet at the southwest entrance (corner of Gregory Drive and Fourth Street). All abilities are encouraged to attend and participate at the pace and distance desired. 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

Mahomet’s eighth annual Run for the Library. 9 a.m. Nov. 23, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet. The 5K run/walk winds through the preserve. Check-in/registration, 7:30 a.m. at the park’s Elks Lake Pavilion. Register before Nov. 19 at www.runforthelibrary.info or return the form (found in the race brochure at Mahomet Public Library) to the library before Nov. 22 or onsite on race day. After Nov. 19, download form from the website. Entry $30. Children under 12, $10. Proceeds go to Friends of the Mahomet Public Library and Mahomet Rotary Club.

Turkey Trot. 9 a.m. Nov. 28, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana. Check-in, 8 a.m. A 1-mile fun run or walk for all ages. Free, stay after event for raffle that includes frozen turkeys. www.urbanaparks.org/features/1627.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. “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,” ends 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. “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. 15 and Dec. 6.
— “See You on the Moon” series. “Myths by Moonlight,” 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Storyteller Kim Sheahan and planetarium director Dave Leake share the stories and science of the moon. $4 at the door.
— Main feature: “Secrets of the Sun,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Nov. 23.
— Children’s feature: “Santa’s Secret Star,” 7 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 14.

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. “Child of the World” art exhibit by Jessica Lee Rojas, Nov. 5 through Jan. 28, 2014. Artist reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Nov. 25-29, Dec. 23 to Jan. 10, 2014. 333-9300.

Bryant Cottage State Historic Site. 146 E. Wilson St., Bement. Twelve unusual displays examining kerosene technology of decades past, each lasting one month. The eighth display, “Commercial Lighting,” through Nov. 30. Highlights lanterns used for skating, bicycling, reading and more. 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. Special tours can be arranged by calling. Hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. 379-3723, 379-4111.

Illini Union Art Gallery. Northwest wing of Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. “Reflections by Artisans 10,” through Nov. 29. Multimedia show by Artisans 10, sponsored by the Illini Union Board. Free. Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 217-300-7889.

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,” ends 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.

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,” 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,” through Nov. 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,” ends Nov. 8. “Artwork to Support Local Efforts for Clean Water Resources” by Kim Curtis, opens Nov. 14, through Jan. 19, 2014; a collaboration between the artist and Prairie Rivers Network. Original paintings by Curtis will be available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the network’s advocacy for clean, healthy rivers lakes and safe drinking water on behalf of the people and wildlife of Illinois. Opening reception, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14; with a discussion between Curtis and Glynnis Collins, executive director of Prairie Rivers Network, at 7:30 p.m. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 337-1500, www.universityymca.org/art.

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. “brilliance: 4 painters & 1 photographer,” opens Nov. 8 through Dec. 1. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8. Enter Lincoln Square through the east doors next to Charter Fitness. 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.

Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. " Intrinsic Nature," ceramic sculpture by Billie Jean Theide, professor and chair of the Studio Division, UI School of Art and Design, and drawings by Judy K. Dethmers, through Nov. 16. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.  367-3711, carolyn@cinemagallery.cc.

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,” through Nov. through 27. 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.

Illini Union Art Gallery.  1401 W. Greem St., U. “Reflections,” an Artisans 10 exhibit, through Nov. 29. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 333-3663.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. “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. “Lensless: Photography by Katherine Clayton,” Nov. 15-25. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday: noon to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. indigo.coop@gmail.com, www.indi-go-art.com.

Larry Kanfer Gallery. 2503 S. Neil St., C. “Holiday Open House Visual Wonderland,” 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Featuring festive images from around the world. Discount on all artwork. 398-2000, art@kanfer.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.

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