Entertainment listings, Nov. 14-21

Entertainment listings, Nov. 14-21

 

Special events

This weekend

The Holiday Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 16 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.

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 and entertainment. Presented by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation. General admission $2-$5; children 2 and younger, free. 877-772-5425, www.presencehealth.org/festivaloftrees.
Events: The Polar Express (starts at Village Mall), 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and 5 p.m. Nov. 17; 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. Ticket prices vary per event.
Stage entertainment:
— Nov. 16: Wabash Valley Area Band, 11 a.m.; David Chicken, 1 and 5 p.m.; Red Mask Children’s Theater, 1:30 p.m.; The Laurel School of Dance, 2 p.m.; Danville Barbershop Chorus, 3 p.m.; Joni Cundiff, 4 p.m.
— Nov. 16, 17, 21: Holiday Music and Light Show, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 8 p.m. Nov. 21.
— Nov. 17: Danville Light Opera Chorus, noon; Stacy Sprague, 1 p.m.; Jodi’s Dance Unlimited, 2 p.m.; Rick Randles, 3 p.m.; Bridgit Bateman, 4 p.m.
— Nov. 18: Danville High School Madrigal Singers, noon; Westville Junior High Chorus, 1 p.m.; Mike Harmon, 2 p.m.; Bridgit Bateman, 3:30 p.m.; Sarah Kasalis, 4 p.m.; Carolyn Smith, 5 p.m.; Rick Randles, 6 p.m.; Danville Chapter of Sweet Adelines, 7 p.m.; Westville High School Singing Tigers, 8 p.m.
— Nov. 19: Southview Middle School Music Department, noon; Judith Giacoma Elementary School Chorus, 1 p.m.; Mike Harmon, 3 p.m.
— Nov. 20: Bismarck-Henning Music Department, 10:30 a.m.; North Ridge Radiant Reds and Red Peppers, noon; Danville High School Band and Orchestra, 1:30 p.m.
— Nov. 21: Deakin Axtell, 3 p.m.; Bryan Schroeder, 4 p.m.; Rodman Rail, 5 p.m.; Stacy Sprague, 7 p.m.

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.

Champaign-Urbana Design Organization Plays’ Community Playtesting Convention. 1 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Local gamers, designers and makers have turned their innovative board game ideas into playable prototypes; now, they need your feedback. Play The Blob, Cabin Full of Monsters, Clash of Empires and more. Fun, one-of-a-kind board games. Refreshments provided. plays@thecudo.org.

Next week

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 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.

The Gifford State Bank 31st annual Country Christmas Craft Show. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24, Gordyville USA Auction Arena, 2205 County Road 3000 N, Gifford. Harvest Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. More than 300 booths. Admission $1, to benefit County Health Nursing Home. Pictures with Santa, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24. Show proceeds to benefit local community projects. www.giffordbank.com, 568-7117.

Freezin’ for a Reason. 4 p.m. to midnight Nov. 23, Fluid Events, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. An event to support three families battling cancer, recognize two local charities, and offer a show in memory of Elizabeth Roy. Multiple vendors. Bands: The Brat Pack, Triple Play, Tons O’ Fun Band, Ryan Ideus & Feudin Hillbillys. Events: Speed painting by John Jansky, 9 p.m.; Putt Putt with a PGA pro; basketball games, face painting, haircuts, food available, raffles (all night). Open to all ages. $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door. http://fluideventcenter.com, 359-6960.

Future highlights

Miracle on 34th Street. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Urbana Civic Center, 208 E. Water St. Day of shopping with vendors and crafters to support C-U Early. Help raise funds for families in need. Make a donation of hats, gloves, mittens, pajamas, diapers and food to be distributed by C-U Early. Cash donations can be sent to C-U Early Miracle on 34th Street in care of Busey Bank.

Farmer City Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. “Christmas at the Movies,” 2 p.m. Nov. 24, starts at Farmer City Fairgrounds and proceeds down Main Street through the business district. Santa will make his grand entrance into Farmer City and will be available after the parade at his house in the Farmer City Central Park.

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 meal for those in need. 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.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Storytime. 7 p.m. Nov. 29, by the Christmas tree, corner of State and Market streets, downtown Paxton. Music, crowning of Paxton Park District’s reigning prince and princess for the holiday season; winners of the essay and coloring contests and Christmas Award presented. Children’s story time immediately following at The Vineyard Church. 379-4245.

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 hospital. 356-2984 or 390-4075.

Annual Downtown Paxton Christmas Parade. “A Red, White and Blue Christmas,” 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Market Street, Paxton. Immediately after the parade, children may visit with Santa in downtown Paxton as he strolls through the business district. 379-4245.

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.

Country Christmas. 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 7, St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library, St. Joseph. Santa will read stories to the children and talk to them. At the same time, local author Letitia Moffitt will talk about her recently released first novel. Hosted by the library this year for the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. 469-2159.

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., features eight beautifully decorated homes. Pre-purchase tickets for $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

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.

Next week

A Holiday Special. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas,” 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, Eastern Illinois University Buzzard Hall Auditorium, 1920 Ninth St., Charleston. Special giveaways from WEIU-TV for the children. Hosted by WEIU-TV. Free; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Future highlights

Community Cinema. “The State of Arizona,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Monthly screening series of independent documentaries followed by a panel discussion. Presented by Illinois Public Media and the Independent Television Series in collaboration with the museum. First Tuesday every month. Free. will.illinois.edu/community/project/cinema, 333-2360.

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

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.

Bellflower Country Opry. Featuring Rusty Cummings and Keith White, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, gymnasium, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Tickets $10; 12 and younger, free. 898-7493, 309-722-3497.

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.

Magic Man Concert. 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Courtyard Cafe, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Magic Man, an indie rock band from Boston, plays a unique mix of electronic and indie rock. Church Booty and A Cool Hand, two local bands, will open. Tickets $5, students; $7, public; available at the Quad Shop in the Illini Union, through a Star Course member or at the door. www.star-course.com.

Elaine Fine and John David Moore. Concert for viola and piano, 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17, Tarble Arts Center, South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Sponsored by the Coles County Arts Council. Free. 348-0045.

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

Next week

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.

Daniel Bachman, acoustic guitar, with Jeremiah Fisher. 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 19, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. Admission $5. indigo.coop@gmail.com.

Piper’s Hut Concert Series. Features Comas, 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. 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.

Fitz and the Tantrums/Capital Cities ‘The Bright Future Tour’ with special guest Beat Club. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 20, State Farm Center, Star Theatre, 1800 S. First St., C. With Fitz and the Tantrums, a show-stopping modern pop combo, and Capital Cities offering electronic-infused pop rock. Tickets $17-$27. 866-455-4641.

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.

Future highlights

Lake Land College Community Choir. 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Lake Land College Theatre, Mattoon. Holiday concert, featuring Scottish folk songs, favorites from three musicals, and French Christmas carols, with flute solos by guest artist Courtney Leach of Shelbyville. Free. A reception will follow in Laker Point, behind the theater.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Terry Smith, 8 p.m. Nov. 29, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.

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 is 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. Features Prairie City, noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 6, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C. Free lunch concert series. Bring your lunch from home or one of downtown Champaign’s restaurants.

The Tons O’ Fun Band and Friends eighth annual Christmas Concert. 7 p.m. Dec. 6, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Doors open, 6:15 p.m. Special appearances include a host of musician friends, including La Familia Aguirre, the PBS Band, Paul Sabuco and Gloria Roubal, Rena Day from the group Champaign, Dody Cosmedy, Tim Frazier, Drew Fredrickson, Chris Moors, the First United Methodist’s Children’s Choir and Tony Clements as master of ceremonies. Tickets $5-$15; $35 VIP includes pre-show reception and preferred seating. 356-9063, www.thevirginia.org .

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.

Piper’s Hut Concert Series. Features Mary Courtney, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., Urbana, U. Tickets $10, $20. pipers.hut@gmail.com, www.pipers-hut.com/concerts.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Butch Sorenson, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.

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. An exuberant tradition returns when choruses, instrumentalists and audience members join in a celebration of the winter season. 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.

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

UI Jazz Combo Concert II. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Symphony Orchestra and UI Philharmonia. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert. “A Season of Joy,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Choral classics, masterpieces of the season, holiday favorites and a visit from Old St. Nick. Tickets $5-$35. 333-6280, music@cusymphony.org.

One People presents The Lounge: GIFTED (Giving Is For The Everyday). 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, The Hub, 912 W. Springfield Ave., U. Doors open, 7 p.m. A community event that provides a stage for local performers and uses the opportunity to raise awareness and support for local nonprofits and causes. One People will partner with Friends of Santa. Performers volunteer and represent a variety of art forms such as comedy, poetry, storytelling, spoken word and musical acts. Visit http://onepeoplecu.org/ to register by Dec. 1. Free. onepeople.cu@gmail.com, http://onepeoplecu.org.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Erica Neal, 8 p.m. Dec. 13, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499.

‘Under American Skies: Celebrating Our Musical Community on Granny’s Porch.’ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Featuring the Central, Centennial and Urbana high school concert bands. Presented by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. Tickets: $20, families; $5, individual. 356-9063.

Danville Symphony Orchestra. “An Italian Christmas,” 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Tickets $15-$30. 443-5300, www.danvillesymphony.org.

Baroque Christmas at Holy Cross. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 405 W. Clark St., C. Opens with the University High School Madrigal Singers (in Elizabethan costume).The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana chorus and orchestra perform J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat in D,” with guests, Central Illinois Children’s Choir. After intermission, audience joins in singing traditional carols. Tickets $10-$20. www.baroqueartists.org, 378-6802, info@baroqueartists.org.

Dancing

This weekend

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.

Danville Area Super Singles and Couples Dance. 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 16, American Legion Post 210, 201 N. Jackson St., Danville. Music by Mike’s DJ and Karaoke Service. $5 for the DJ. 267-3601.

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 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. Admission $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.

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

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.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

Urbana Country Dancers’ Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 13, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by The Mean Lids. Callers John and Kathy Coffman. 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. 8:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 13, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Beginners welcome. Lesson, 8:30 p.m.; dancing, 9 p.m. $7; students, $5. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.

19th annual English Country Dance Christmas Ball. 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers. The ball followed by a potluck dessert party with carol singing. Music by The Flatland Consort. Dances led by Susan Burt, Jon Hanson, Scott Meyer and Jonathan Sivier. Fans and finery are encouraged. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Suggested donation $7 ($6 if you bring a dessert to share). 359-8225, www.centralillinoisecd.org, ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

Performing arts

This weekend

‘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.

Feeding Body and Soul. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16, Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 W. Green St., U. Join members of the C-U Storytelling Guild for this benefit concert for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Suggested donation: $10. kimtales@mchsi.com.

Next week

Native American House Heritage Month performance series. Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 21, Illini Union Courtyard Cafe, Bill Miller: Mohican Performing Artist. 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.

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.

Stories of Giving. 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, U. In celebration of the holiday season, resident storyteller Kim Sheahan will offer a family storytelling concert of multicultural folk tales highlighting giving and generosity. Free.

Theater

This weekend

‘An Evening of Tennessee Williams.’ 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 and 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.

Cabaret. 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University Ave. Performances from a variety of musicals by a variety of Central students (and perhaps even teachers). Tickets $5.

‘Clybourne Park.’ Illinois Theatre, continues 7:30 p.m. Nov.14-16 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.’ Continues 8 p.m. Nov. 14-17 and 20-23; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, www.stationtheatre.com.

‘Deck the Halls.’ 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.

‘Henry IV.’ The World Stage Homeschool Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s history play, 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17; Stratford Park Bible Chapel, Champaign. Cast includes mostly home-schooled teens from Champaign-Urbana and surrounding communities. Free. nicolfamily@gmail.com.

‘Pride and Prejudice.’ Parkland Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and 21-23 and 3 p.m. Nov. 24; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Romantic, comedy classic. Tickets $8-$14; $10 each for groups of 15 or more. “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; 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. Free admission; donations accepted at both entrances. Free parking. neverknow@wildblue.net.

Next week

‘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.

‘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 theater 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.

‘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.

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.

‘A Christmas Story.’ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, noon and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, and 2 p.m. Dec. 22; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, www.thelittletheatre.org.

‘Christmas Thieves.’ Red Mask Players Inc., 5 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets $10 at the door; reservations not accepted. 442-5858, redmaskplayers@hotmail.com.

‘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.

‘Miracle on 34th Street.’ WCAT Radio Presentation, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. 345-2287, www.charlestonalleytheatre.com.

‘Miracle on 34th Street.’ Bah Humbug Productions, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 3 p.m. Dec. 22; Parkland College Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $8-$12; family group “5 for $50” is available. tickets@bahhumbug.biz, 621-8276 or at the door.

‘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.

Outdoors / nature

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.

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.

Future highlights

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,” “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. “Zenith: Selections from Eastern Illinois University’s Painting Program,” opens Nov. 19, through Dec. 27. Reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22. “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. Regular 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. Fall Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. 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. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 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, 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.
— “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.
— Sky show: “Fall Prairie Skies,” continues 7 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 22 through Dec. 13. Except Dec. 6.
— 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, through Jan. 28, 2014. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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. “State of the Art 2013-2014: National Biennial Ceramics Invitational,” opens Nov. 18, through Feb. 1, 2014. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21, gallery lounge; curatorial talk at 7 p.m., music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble, and refreshments. Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed from 5 p.m. Nov. 27 through Dec. 2; Dec. 21 through Jan. 5; and Jan. 20. 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. Library closed Nov. 23, 24. 333-2290.

University YMCA. Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., C. “Artwork to Support Local Efforts for Clean Water Resources” by Kim Curtis, opens Nov. 14, through Jan. 19, 2014. Opening reception, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14; with a discussion between Curtis and Glynnis Collins, executive director of Prairie Rivers Network, 7:30 p.m. The show, a collaboration between the artist and Prairie Rivers Network. features works from the artist’s series, Thirtyseven, which documents the fascinating wetland area along the San Francisco Bay area’s Highway 37. Paintings by Curtis available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the network’s advocacy for clean water. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 337-1500, www.universityymca.org/art.

Urbana City Building. 400 S. Vine St. Urbana Public Arts Program’s “Artist of the Corridor” exhibit, “Elemental by Meredith Foster,” through Jan. 31. Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, http://urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.

Galleries

Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. “At the End, Before the Beginning” by Debra Domal, Aleksandra Sarnicka, Nathan Westerman and Nichole Sexton, 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,” through Dec. 1. 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.

Broken Oak Gallery and Studio. 1865 N. 1225 E. Road, White Heath. Works by glass artist Ian Duncan, through Dec. 30, with new additions of fiber art by local artist Jane Barry. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday or by appointment. 762-4907.

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. 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. Green 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. “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. ‘Hair of the Dog,’ 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23. Hair-cutting event to benefit the Humane Society. Get a haircut by a hair designer from Timothy John Salon, Wingard, Bella Capelli, Cost Cutters or Hello Gorgeous Salon; listen to music by DJ Tim Williams, have a glass of wine. Miss Illinois International 2013, Season Winesburg, will meet and greet. 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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