Entertainment listings, Jan. 23-30, 2014

Entertainment listings, Jan. 23-30, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Winter rummage sale. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 25, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 728, 8 Pine St., Danville. Free coffee provided and short-order breakfast items available for purchase. 442-1227.

Next week

Charleston Carnegie Public Library gala event. "Black, White and Read," 6 p.m. Feb. 1, Unique Suites Hotel, Banquet Room, 920 W. Lincoln Ave., Charleston. An evening celebrating the library's 110 years. Entertainment and a surprise or two. Tickets $45 and include dinner, entertainment and a special program that will recognize the career of Sheryl Snyder, library director from 1977 to 2009. 345-4913.

Future highlights

'Monster Nite Out' Winter 2014 Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals. 7 p.m. Feb. 8, State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. All-star lineup of America's top monster trucks, including Bigfoot, Raminator, Rammunition and War Wizard. Free pit party and driver autograph session, rising country star Brandon Maddox performing during the party, and a Monster Money Booth. Tickets $15 and $23 in advance, $17 and $25 day of event. $5 discount for University of Illinois students, $3 discount for groups of 10, Scouts and schools. StateFarmCenter.com, 866-455-4641.

E-Fest! Hobbico electric indoor airplane event, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16, University of Illinois Armory, 505 E. Armory Ave., C. Open flying by some of the top radio-control pilots in the U.S., a Make-It-Take-It table for kids, vendors selling products and concessions. Events after 5 p.m. Feb. 15 begin with the indoor scale contest, The Gauntlet, combat and the Black Out Night Fly. Admission $5, children 12 and younger free. hobbico-efest.com.

Middle Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Local fresh produce, handmade jewelry and accessories, bath and body care products, candles, gifts and more. Third Saturday of each month, January through April. Urbana Business Association. Free. urbanabusiness.com.

Orchid Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Display of many varieties of orchids grown by the Central Illinois Orchid Society members. Free door prizes awarded several times throughout the day. Members present to answer questions. Free admission. 840-7437, 967-1266.

Jeff Dunham 'Disorderly Conduct Tour.' 8 p.m. Feb. 28, State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. Comedian Jeff Dunham and his cast of characters kick off the winter leg of their 2013 worldwide tour. Tickets $43.50. Illinois student discount $10 (to 500-ticket limit). StateFarmCenter.com, 866-455-4641.

Films

Future highlights

African-American Film Festival. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3, 10, 18, 25, Danville Public Library's first floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Four feature films with African-American themes during different eras of African-American filmmaking. "The Learning Tree," Feb. 3. "Do the Right Thing," Feb. 10. "The Five Heartbeats," Feb. 18. "Undercover Brother," Feb. 25. Discussion will follow each screening. Free. 477-522, DanvillePublicLibrary.org.

Film. "This Life Ain't Pretty," noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 7, Room L111, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Viewing sponsored by Parkland's Black History Month Committee, in conjunction with Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This 30-minute film was a finalist in the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival screenwriting competition and was voted one of the top five short films of 2009 by black cinema film critic Kam Williams.

Music

This weekend

Krannert Uncorked. 5 p.m. Jan. 23, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. "What is the Civil Rights Movement?" — a presentation and performance led by Ollie Watts Davis and Sundiata Cha-Jua, two experts in the field — focuses on the role of music in the civil rights movement. 333-6280.

Mark Moore, tuba. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Pam and Polly "The Kilmers," 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2014. 6 p.m. Jan. 25, State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. Winter Jam is the No. 1 tour in the world for three consecutive years, attracting more than a half-million people last year and selling out multiple venues. The headliner for 2014 is Newsboys, along with Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North and seven other top names in Christian music. Tickets $10 at the door. 866-455-4641, StateFarmCenter.com.

Community Center for the Arts Faculty Showcase Concert. 6 p.m. Jan. 25, downtown Urbana's newly opened Cafeteria & Co. cooperative restaurant space, 208 W. Main St., U. The program, performed by C4A's professional music faculty and friends, features music with an eclectic mix including old-time, jazz, classical, Andean and pop. Free. info@c-4a.org.

An Evening of 20th Century Music by British Composers. Featuring Sharilyn Spicknall, violin; Elaine Fine, viola; and John David Moore, piano, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Atrium, Tarble Arts Center, South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Free.

A Well-Orchestrated Evening. 8 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. The Prairie Ensemble's fourth annual fundraising event involves dinner parties in the homes of friends and volunteers — with guests converging at this gallery for coffee, dessert and a 30-minute performance of chamber music by members of The Prairie Ensemble. Dinner at 6 p.m. Donation: $50 for dinner, dessert, coffee and concert; or $20 for dessert, coffee and concert at Indi Go. ensemble@soltec.net.

Next week

Darius Rucker: True Believers Tour. Featuring Eli Young Band with special guest David Nail, 7 p.m. Jan. 29, UI State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $40-$46. 866-455-4641, StateFarmCenter.com.

Krannert Uncorked. 5 p.m. Jan. 30, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Musicians to be announced. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

Jupiter String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Concert by the UI quartet-in-residence. Tickets $10-$25. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Cindy Suttles-Moore, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. "Classics II: Classic Gems," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Guest artist, James Giles, piano. Tickets $5-$35. Performances by some of the young musicians receiving CUSO Guild scholarships to the Illinois Summer Youth Music camp from 6:40 to 7:10 p.m. at Stage 5, Krannert Center Lobby. 333-6280, cusymphony.org.

Labyrinth Installation Concertos: House of Solitude and Room No. 35. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. With Maya Beiser, cello, and Cornelius Dufallo, violin. Tickets $10-$25. 333-6280.

Future highlights

In Concert at CPL: Mike and Kayla. 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 2, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Variety of mostly modern covers mixed with favorites from the '80s and '90s and originals. 403-2070.

Memorial concert for Peter Michalove. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 1800 S. Oak St., C. Various pieces written by Peter Michalove will be played by performers including John Dee and Lydia Tang. 398-2183.

Elliot Chasanov, trombone. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Krannert Uncorked. With Emily Otnes and Megan Johns, singer/songwriters, 5 p.m. Feb. 6, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

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

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Chrissy Rigsby, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

55th annual Eastern Illinois University Jazz Festival. Features drummer Dennis Mackrel,7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue, EIU campus, Charleston. The trio of Mackrel, musical director of the Count Basie Orchestra, along with Reggie Thomas, piano, and Jeffrey Campbell, bass, is the opening concert of the festival. Concert also features Mackrel as guest soloist with the EIU Jazz Ensemble. Tickets: $7-$15. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu, eiu.edu/doudna.

Kris Allen. 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Multiplatinium recording artist and season 8 "American Idol" winner. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Tickets $30, $35. 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com.

Jonathan Keeble, flute. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

American English — Beatles Tribute. 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 9, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. Come early for the restaurant and full bar. All ages. Tickets $18. 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com.

Karen DeBauche, clarinet. Urbana Pops Orchestra recital series, 2 p.m. Feb. 9. Urbana Free Library, auditorium, lower level, 210 W. Green St. Urbana Pops Orchestra professional and student musicians showcased at recitals through May 17. March 9, Ai Yamaguchi, flute. Free. urbanapops.org.

Young Concert Artists winner: Julia Bullock, soprano. 4 p.m. Feb. 9, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $5-$42. 333-6280.

Choral Ensembles. "Songs of Love,"4 p.m. Feb. 9, Concourse, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Eastern's Choral Ensembles present a "tour de force" celebrating the majesty of love. Featuring the EIU Choral Ensembles and Collegium Musicum (Early Music Ensembles). Tickets: $5-$12. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu, eiu.edu/doudna.

15th annual 21st Century Piano Commission Award Concert. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, composer, and Ya-Wen Wang, piano. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Krannert Uncorked. 5 p.m. Feb. 13, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Musicians to be announced. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

Sinfonia da Camera. "From Russia with Love," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. With violinist Andres Cardenes. Tickets $5-$33. Student Performance Project at 6:40 p.m. at Stage 5. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Linda Thomas, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

The Flower Jax in concert. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14, William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Local musicians Kenna Mae Reiss and Chris Strand come together as the Flower Jax to deliver a night of heartfelt songwriting, beautiful harmonies and intricate guitar and mandolin work. Tickets $5 at the door. 351-2446.

Marshall Tucker Band. 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. Come early for a Valentine's Day dinner. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Tickets $40-$65. 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com.

UFLive! presents the Traditional Jazz Orchestra. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. TJO plays hot music from the early 20th century when jazz was young. This concert will include a special tribute to local jazz legend Dan Perrino. Sponsored by Urbana Rotary Club in memory of Perrino. Seating is limited. 367-4405.

Eastern Symphony Orchestra: Rodeo. 4 p.m. Feb. 16, Concourse, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue, EIU campus, Charleston. With guest artist, Rebecca Johnson, flute. Featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Tickets: $5-$12. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu, eiu.edu/doudna.

Brass Chamber Music. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Free.

Illinois Modern Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Rudolf Haken, five-string viola, with Alexander Zolotarev, piano. Faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Free.

Krannert Uncorked. With the BR Quartet, jazz, 5 p.m. Feb. 20, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

UI Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Eastern Illinois University Jazz Combos. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Free. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu, eiu.edu/doudna.

Vijay Iyer Trio. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 21 and 22, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$38. 333-6280.

Rochelle Sennet, piano. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Eastern Illinois University Wind Symphony and Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, EIU campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

Bement Country Opry Band. "Ray Price Salute" with Ken Honecker and guest, Dennis Stroughmatt, 8 p.m. Feb. 21, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

Global Transfer Afterglow: Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.

Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Great Hall Series. Tickets $10-$51. 333-6280.

Piper's Hut Concert Series. Featuring Nuala Kennedy, 8 p.m. Feb. 24, Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Kennedy's singing and flute playing spring from the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, and from her own imagination. Tickets $10 and $20. pipers.hut@gmail.com, pipers-hut.com/concerts.

UI Wind Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Kevin Sanders, tuba. Guest artist recital, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Tuba professor, University of Memphis. Free.

Ian Hobson, piano. Faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

The Flower Jax in concert. 8:30 p.m. March 1, William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Local musicians Kenna Mae Reiss and Chris Strand present a night of heartfelt songwriting, harmonies and intricate guitar and mandolin work. Tickets $5 at the door. 351-2446.

Piper's Hut Concert Series. Featuring the Alan Kelly Gang, 8 p.m. March 3, Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Alan Kelly, piano accordionist, composer and arranger, with Steph Geremia, flute, vocals and whistle; Alasdair White, fiddle; and Tony Byrne, guitar. Tickets $10 and $20. pipers.hut@gmail.com, pipers-hut.com/concerts.

The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring Urban Brass Quintet, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. March 6, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

Ai Yamaguchi, flute. Urbana Pops Orchestra recital series, 2 p.m. March 9, Urbana Free Library, auditorium on the lower level, 210 W. Green St. Urbana Pops Orchestra professional and student musicians showcased at recitals through May 17. April 13, Lydia Tang, viola. May 17, Sara Sasaki, violin. Free. urbanapops.org.

Lydia Tang, viola. Urbana Pops Orchestra recital series, 2 p.m. April 13, Urbana Free Library, auditorium on the lower level, 210 W. Green St. Urbana Pops Orchestra professional and student musicians showcased at recitals through May 17. May 17, Sara Sasaki, violin. Free. urbanapops.org.

Sara Sasaki, violin. Urbana Pops Orchestra recital series, 2 p.m. May 17, Urbana Free Library, auditorium on the lower level, 210 W. Green St. Urbana Pops Orchestra professional and student musicians showcased at recitals through May 17. urbanapops.org.

Dancing

This weekend

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24, 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.

Ballroom dance. 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday, the Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Social ballroom dancing, casual attire, no partner needed. $9. 359-5333, regentballroom.com.

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

Ballroom Dancing with Katjia and Alek. 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Courtyard Cafe, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. $2, students; $3, general public. union.illinois.edu

Next week

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 31, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Mean Lids. Wade Pearson, caller. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Workshop, "Connection in Contra Dance," 6:45 p.m.; led by Scott Meyer. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. urbana-contra.org.

Future highlights

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 7, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Got Your Back Stringband. Kristi Emilsson, caller. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m. urbana-contra.org.

Tango at KAM. 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Afternoon of tango dancing. Music by Tangotta (Armand Beaudoin, Dorothy Martirano, Chris Reyman and George Turner). For experienced dancers as well as those trying tango for the first time. Organized by Melih Sener and Chantelle Hougland. Free. 333-1861.

Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8, Sidney Town Hall. Line and couples, singles welcome. Second Saturday of each month except June, July and August. Admission $5. 351-4110.

English Country Dancing. 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 9, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission $2. 359-8225, centralillinoisecd.org.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12, CRIS Healthy Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. For ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by the band Len and Lois. $10. 443-2999.

BluesCENTRAL monthly blues dance. 8:30 p.m. to midnight Feb. 14, 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.

C-U West Coast Swing Dancers' Third Sunday Dance. 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16, Pizza M, 208 W. Main St., U. Third Sunday each month. $5; $2, students/newcomers. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, lessonscuwestcoastdancers@gmail.com.

Performing arts

This weekend

Moscow Festival Ballet. "Cinderella," 7 p.m. Jan. 23; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$45. 333-6280.

The Sleepy Creek Gong Show. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.Show off your skills and have some fortified fun. Music, improv, sketch, comedy, magic, spoken word, poetry, impressions, dance — anything goes. Each performance up to six minutes. Must be 18 or older to attend or perform. Free. Kayla@sleepycreekvineyards.com.

Lions in Winter 2014. 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 9 a.m. Jan. 25, Doudna Fine Arts Center, EIU campus, Charleston. EIU's English Department and College of Arts and Humanities' annual literary festival features visiting writer and genre workshops, lectures, readings, book fair and more. Workshops, editors' panel, Jan. 25; cost $40; lionsinwinter.org/registration/. Students may register and attend the visiting writer workshops for free; $10 to add the lunch. Readings by writers, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; free and open to the public. Keynote readings, Friday by Jami Attenberg; Saturday by Jason Koo, Alissa Nutting and Ryan Van Meter. lionsinwinter.org, information@lionsinwinter.org.

Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. every Friday, 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. Family-friendly show, 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month, followed by the regular features at 8. $5. 356-7805, zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

January Illinites: The Second City. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 24, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Free improv comedy performance by The Second City, free food and lots more free entertainment.

Next week

Chinese New Year Celebration. 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 1, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Variety of cultural traditions, including arts and crafts activities and performances by local groups, including children from the Chinese Heritage School, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and Japan Intercultural Network. Sponsored by UI Asian American Cultural Center and the library, supported by a UI public engagement grant. 403-2070.

Chinese New Year Banquet and Cultural Performance. Feb. 1, Illini rooms A, B and C, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Sign-in, 5 p.m. Dinner with assigned seating, 5:45 p.m. Cultural performance, 6:30 p.m. Social dance, 8:30 p.m. Cost: member: $30 for adult, $15 for 14 and younger; nonmember, $35 adult, $18 for 14 and younger; children 3 and younger, free. Register by Jan. 26. sqzzhou@gmail.com, caaci.org.

Future highlights

SPEAK Cafe. "Black Like Me: My African Memoirs," 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6, Krannert Art Museum, Palette Cafe, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism and black power expression. Organized and moderated by Aaron Ammons. Free. 333-1861.

'February Dance: Hybridity.' Illinois Theatre Series, Dance at Illinois Series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 to 8; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$17. Dessert and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Krannert Room; tickets $7. 333-6280.

Indian Dance. 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Experience Bharata Natyam classical Indian dance and try some mudras (hand signs) with Anine Singh-de Grood. For all ages. 403-2030.

VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Showcases reading by fiction writers and poets from the creative writing MFA program.

Winter Tales. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, U. Concert of American Indian tales, told during the winter months, the traditional time of telling. Sponsored by an endowment from Reginald and Gladys Laubin. 244-3355.

The Sleepy Creek Gong Show. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.Show off your skills and have some fortified fun. Music, improv, sketch, comedy, magic, spoken word, poetry, impressions, dance — anything goes. Each performance up to six minutes. Must be 18 or older to attend or perform. Free. Kayla@sleepycreekvineyards.com, 773-0330.

The Lounge. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22, The Hub, 912 W. Springfield Ave., C. This masquerade theme party presented by One People includes performances by local artists including singers, poets, storytellers and spoken word artists. Emceed by Mix 94.5's Sarah Addison. In addition, learn about One People's Creative Arts Camp this summer with Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club. Free. onepeoplecu.org, onepeople.cu@gmail.com.

Theater

This weekend

'The Cemetery Club.' 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1; Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello. Tickets $12.50. monticellotheatre.org.

'Good Boys and True.'8 p.m. Jan. 23-26, Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 and Feb. 5-8; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.

'The Paisley Convertible.' Continues 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch, Jan. 23 through March 2; Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Buffet at 6 p.m. for evening performances and noon Sunday. Full buffet performances. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, barn2.com.

Next week

'I Bet Your Life.' Red Mask Players, 8 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. Feb. 9; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. 442-5858, redmaskplayers.com/reservations.htm.

Future highlights

'The Clean House.' 8 p.m. Feb. 20-23, Feb. 26 to March 2, March 5-8; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.

'The Demo.' 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Together with eDream and Krannert Center, innovative composer and genre-bending performer Mikel Rouse and his colleagues harness today's latest digital media technology in the creation of a new, hybrid theater form. Tickets $10-$30. 333-6280.

'9 to 5: The Musical.' Danville Light Opera, dinner theater, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 and 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16; Bremer Theater, Danville Area Community College, Danville. Doors open, 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, noon Feb. 16. Tickets $22 and $34. $1 processing fee. danvillelightopera.com.

'The Sullivan Project | Lost Lake.' Illinois Theatre Series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 to 7, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$18. 333-6280.

'The Vagina Monologues.' 7 p.m. Feb. 6-8, Atrium, Tarble Arts Center, South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Proceeds go to HOPE of East Central Illinois and Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service. Tickets $7-$10. 581-5122, 581-5947, 345-5283.

'Wait Until Dark.' Parkland Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15, 20-22 and 3 p.m. Feb. 23; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $12-$14; $10 each for groups of 15 or more. "Pay What You Can Night," Feb. 13. "Half-Price Night," Feb. 20. A combination dinner and show package is available on Feb. 21; $30. 351-2528, parkland.edu/theatre.

Outdoors / nature

This weekend

Owl Prowls. 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Explore Busey Woods at night and search for owls with Illinois Natural History Survey avian specialist Tara Beveroth. Learn owl calls and explore owl pellets. Meet Anita Purves Nature Center's resident screech owls while you warm up with hot chocolate. 367-1544.

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. 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.

Next week

New Moon Hike. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Sangamon River Forest Preserve, 2797 County Road 600 E, Fisher. Guided hike during the new moon to explore the landscapes of the savanna and the stars. Dress for the weather. $2. Registration required. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Owl Prowls. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Explore Busey Woods at night and search for owls with Illinois Natural History Survey avian specialist Tara Beveroth. Learn owl calls and explore owl pellets. Meet Anita Purves Nature Center's resident screech owls while you warm up with hot chocolate. 367-1544.

Future highlights

Critter Care. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Have an up-close visit with resident wild animals. Get a behind-the-scenes look at their care and learn all about how these animals survive in the wild. Free. Registration required. 896-2455, ehenson@ccfpd.org.

Home School Program: Nature of Winter. 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 7, Elks Lake Pavilion, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 109 S. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet. Explore physical and behavioral adaptations that allow local flora and fauna to survive winter, and hike to observe these firsthand. For children 8 and up; parental accompaniment is not required. $3. Register by Feb. 3. 896-2455, sclementz@ccfpd.org.

Owl Prowl. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7, Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. This program begins indoors with a slide show; then hit the trails to call and search for owls. $4; children 2 and younger, free. Registration required. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Owl Prowl. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. This program begins indoors with a slide show; then hit the trails to call and search for owls. $4; children 2 and younger, free. Registration required. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Couples Valentine Hike. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. A romantic hike through Busey Woods in celebration of Valentine's Day. Anita Purves Nature Center staff will guide you on an evening winter woods hike where we will call for owls. Hot beverages and treats provided. 367-1544.

Owl Prowl. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E., Penfield. This program begins indoors with a slide show; then hit the trails to call and search for owls. $4; children 2 and younger, free. Registration required. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Maple Sugar Day. 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 22, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Learn to tap a maple tree in Homer Lake's Sugar Maple Grove. Explore the science and the history behind maple sugaring, and learn how to do it yourself. For all ages. $5. Space limited. Register by Feb. 13. 586-2612, kriopelle@ccfpd.org.

UI museums

Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Exhibitions starting Jan. 24, with a public opening reception 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23, are: "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond," through April 6; "Art as Provocation," through May 4; and "Auto-Graphics: Recent Drawings by Victor Ekpuk" and "Mandala Flea Market Mutants," through July 27. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," permanent display. Spring hours (beginning Jan. 23): 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, kam.illinois.edu.

Spurlock Museum. 600 S. Gregory St., U. "Inspired by ... Works of the C-U Spinners & Weavers Guild," through March 9. For the exhibit, members of the guild created original artworks inspired by museum artifacts. Be Inspired: A Demonstration Day by the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild, 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26; guild members will speak with visitors about their works and demonstrate techniques. A variety of hands-on experiences available to visitors. Exhibit area, "First Impressions: Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals," features 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, spurlock.illinois.edu.

Other museums

Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris. Exhibit, "Members Only," through Feb. 14. "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, 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, 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, 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. 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, 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. "How the Sousa Band Music Library Came to the University of Illinois," through June 2. "A Musical Life: The Travels of Otto Mesloh," through June 30. "Traveling America's Early Highways: A Strothkamp Family Road Trip 1920-1930," through July 7. "Celebrating the Harding-Hindsley-Begian-Keene Band Legacy at the University of Illinois," through Aug. 18. "Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana's Local Music Scene 1980-2000," through Sept. 29. 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, 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. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 442-2922, 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 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: noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission $2; under 12, $1. 431-0034, vcwm@comcast.net, vcwm.org.

Planetarium

William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $4-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Winter Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 24 through March 14. — Main feature: "Skywatchers of Africa," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 24 through Feb. 28. — Children's feature: "In My Backyard," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 25 through March 8.

Exhibits

Asian American Cultural Center. 1210 W. Nevada St., U. "Child of the World" art exhibit by Jessica Lee Rojas, through Jan. 28. 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 ninth display, "Railroad Lanterns," through Jan. 31. "Parade/Campaign Torches" opens Feb. 1, through Feb. 28. 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.

Champaign Public Library. Second floor, 200 W. Green St., and Hillel — Cohen Center for Jewish Life, 503 E. John St., C. "Photo Exhibit of International Children Saved by Israeli Humanitarian Organization," hosted by Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation and University of Illinois Hillel. Exhibit from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the library and then through Feb. 17 at Hillel Lounge at Cohen Center for Jewish Life. Discussion by David Litwack, U.S. executive director of Save a Child's Heart, at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the library; and Litwack will host a Skype session between children at Sinai Temple and SACH patients in Israel, Feb. 10 on the Quad. Hillel hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. shalomcu.org, illinihillel.org, saveachildsheart.org.

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.

Illini Union Art Gallery. Northwest wing of Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. "Love Less Violently," through Jan. 31, follows the summer's show, "So Many Beasts of Burden." University artists Maria Lux, Shayna Egan and Cherie Fanning will showcase new pieces. Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 300-7889.

Institute 4 Creativity. Second floor, 111 S. Walnut St., C. Photography exhibit, "People, Places & Things," by local photographers Roger Inman, W.T. Payne and Jessica Lewis Watson, through Feb. 15. Gallery hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 417-1667, bill@institute4creativity.org.

Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "State of the Art 2013-2014: National Biennial Ceramics Invitational," through Feb. 1. 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. 351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu.

Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "KIOSK" by Dan Devening, through March 9, Brainard Gallery. "The 2013-14 Tarble Humanities Exhibition: Kate Brooks In the Light of Darkness: A Photographer's Journey after 9/11" and "Non-Text: Text as Image," both through Feb. 23, Main Galleries. 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 including Feb. 14. 581-2787, eiu.edu/~tarble/.

UI Library. 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U. "Babylon to Baseball: Recent Additions to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library," opens Jan. 24, through May 16, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Room 346, north side of the Main Library. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-3777, library.illinois.edu/rbx/.

University YMCA. Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., C. "We Have Faith: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clergy and People of Faith Speak Out," opening reception with light refreshments, 5 p.m. Jan. 23, followed by curator talk. A traveling photography-text exhibition, featuring well-known LGBTQ and allied clergy and people of faith from many traditions and denominations, including Christians, Jews and Muslims. Through March 2. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 337-1500, 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, urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.

Galleries

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Forest to Table," a show of furniture by Daniel Schneider and landscape photography by Michael Johnson, opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24, through Feb. 3. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 904-613-2623, indigo.coop@gmail.com, indi-go-art.com.

Red House Gallery. 315 W. Washington St., Monticello. Photographs by Michael Holtz, paintings by Caroline Goldsmith, plus books on Monticello and Allerton Park. Special appointments also available. Regular hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays. 762-8248, redhousegallery.net, redhousegallery@yahoo.com.

The White Dove Garden and Gallery. 703 W. Hill St., C. Oil and watercolor paintings by Alisa Ramshaw Chapman, ongoing. Other area artists during special exhibits. Complimentary refreshments. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. 359-0675, thewhitedovegarden.com, alisachapman@thewhitedovegarden.com.

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