Entertainment listings, Feb. 6-13, 2014

Entertainment listings, Feb. 6-13, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

'Prelude 201.' Coles County Arts Council's annual gala event, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Lifespan Center, located off Loxa Road west of Charleston at 11021 E. County Road 800 N. Live entertainment throughout the evening, live and silent auctions, and a commemorative photo booth. Doors open, 6 p.m.; first entertainer, 6:30; dinner, 6:45. Tickets $30. vpmembership@colescountyartscouncil.org, colescountyartscouncil.org.

'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.

Mad Hat-ter Tea Party. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Big Grove Tavern, 1 E. Main St., C. Fundraiser for American Cancer Society. Tea, coffee, dessert; fashion show from Dress Barn and Maurices, some of Gretchen Potter's 500 hats. Tickets $12; table of four, $45; table of six, $68. Raffle drawing, 5:30 p.m. for an American Girl doll. Jill Rannebargerjill@champaignrelay.org, 979-1504.

Next week

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.

Mardi Gras celebration. 6 p.m. Feb. 15, The Little Theatre on the Square Production Studio, 14 N. Main St., Sullivan. Entertainment by Hurricane Gumbo, a Chicago-based, eight-piece, Louisiana-style party band. Dinner buffet made up of New Orleans-style goodies and a cash bar. Adult tickets $35. 728-7375.

Future highlights

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.

20th annual Farmer City antiques show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2, Blue Ridge High School, 411 N. John St., Farmer City. Admission $5. 356-3902.

Middle Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 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.

Films

This weekend

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 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.

Next week

African-American Film Festival. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Danville Public Library's first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Feature films with African-American themes during different eras of African-American filmmaking. "Do the Right Thing," Feb. 10. Discussion follows screening. Through Feb. 25. Free. 477-5220, DanvillePublicLibrary.org.

Video screenings. "Great Speeches of the Civil Rights Era," 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 25, Flag Lounge, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Parkland College's Black History Month 2014 event. parkland.edu.

Future highlights

African-American Film Festival. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18, Danville Public Library's first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Feature films with African-American themes during different eras of African-American filmmaking. "The Five Heartbeats," Feb. 18. Discussion follows screening. Through Feb. 25. Free. 477-5220, DanvillePublicLibrary.org.

TV Comedy from the Past. "That Was Funny?" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. For teens and adults. 893-3955. rantoul.lib.il.us.

African-American Film Festival. 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25, Danville Public Library's first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Feature films with African-American themes during different eras of African-American filmmaking. "Undercover Brother," Feb. 25. Discussion follows screening. Free. 477-522, DanvillePublicLibrary.org.

Music

This weekend

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.

Guest artists Nick Fox and Trevor Saint. Percussion duo from Northern Illinois University, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Bremer Conference Center Theater, Danville Area Community College, Danville. Concert of recent percussion compositions. Workshop on Brazilian percussion music, 3 p.m. Free. 443-8728.

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

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.

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.

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.

Philo Country Music Show. 3 p.m. Feb. 9, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison St., Philo. Hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Featuring Logan Kirby, vocals; Dyke Corson, lead and steel guitar, vocals; Doug Greenlee, guitar, vocals; Dave Ohlsson, drums, vocals; Ed Clem, bass, vocals; Chrissy Rigsby, piano, sax, vocals. Concessions available. Tickets $10 at the door. 274-3888, 714-7394.

Young Concert Artists winner: Julia Bullock, soprano. 3 p.m. Feb. 9, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Bullock is a soprano and winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Tickets $5-$42. 333-6280.

Eastern Illinois University's 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. Featuring the EIU Choral Ensembles and Collegium Musicum (Early Music Ensembles). Tickets: $5-$12. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu, eiu.edu/doudna.

Next week

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.

Performances to benefit Community Radio WEFT 90.1-FM. Feb. 14-16, Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. Valentine's Day party with live music and DJ mixes by Mr. Sensation and others, 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Reading by Cynthia Oliver from her dance theater works and Jason Finkelman and Ben Wheeler (world music), 2 p.m., and Kevin Elliott, Don Willi and Mike Feldman (acoustic folk music), 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Andy Duncanson of Kilborn Alley (blues), 2 p.m., and The Noise Assembly (experimental/improvised music), 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

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.

Annual Fithian Jam. 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 15, Fithian Community Building. No amps, no mics, just strings and sings. Bring a snack to share if you wish. 260-1582.

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

Future highlights

UFLive! presents the Traditional Jazz Orchestra. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Music from the early 20th century when jazz was young. Concert includes a tribute to local jazz legend Dan Perrino. Sponsored by Urbana Rotary Club. Limited seating. 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. 20-22, 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.

Young Baroque Artists Competition.Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 22, University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C. This competition for musicians 13 to 18 years old aims to foster interest in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries and encourage young musical talent. Winners are awarded cash prizes and will perform at the YBAC Winners Concert on April 13. baroqueartists.org, 378-6802, info@baroqueartists.org.

'All Out A Cappella.' 5 and 8 p.m. Feb. 22, Unity High School Auditorium, Tolono. Annual a cappella benefit concert. Performers at 5 p.m.: University of Illinois' Xtension Chords, No Comment, RipChords and No Strings Attached, Illinois State University's Clef Hangers and Unity's Surreal Sound; 8 p.m. includes Xtension Chords, No Comment, RipChords, Chi-Town, Clef Hangers and Surreal Sound. CDs sold following each concert. Tickets $14, adults; $7, students. All proceeds go toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools. unitymusicboosters.org.

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.

Elaine Fine, viola; and John David Moore, piano. Women's History and Awareness Month concert, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Atrium, Tarble Arts Center, South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. Free.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Rusty Cummins and Keith White, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

Badfinger featuring Joey Molland. 7 to 10 p.m. March 1, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. The final scene of "Breaking Bad" features Badfinger's "Baby Blue," which went to No. 1 on iTunes' rock singles chart the day after the episode aired. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Tickets $30-$50. 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com.

Venice Baroque Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. March 1, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Classical Mix Series. Tickets $10-$38. 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.

In Concert at CPL: Emily Otnes. 2 to 3 p.m. March 2. Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Singer/songwriter whose style is a mix of pop, folk and jazz. For all ages. 403-2070.

UI Philharmonia with Timothy Ehlen, piano. 3 p.m. March 2, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Eastern Illinois University Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. March 2, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

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.

Bernhard Scully, horn. Faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. March 5, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

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.

Krannert Uncorked. With Yellowjacket Stringband with Matt Turino, old-time music/blues/Celtic, 5 p.m. March 6, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

UI Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. March 6, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Meredith Monk: On Behalf of Nature. 7:30 p.m. March 6, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Monk's newest music-theatre work. Tickets $10-$30. 333-6280.

Music by Jeffrey Foucault. 7 p.m. March 7, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount. Country and blues. $15 per seat or $13 for 6 or more.

Elizabeth Field, baroque violin, and Charlotte Mattax Moersch, harpsichord. Guest artist and faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. March 7, Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Free.

Bement Country Opry Band. "Pickin' on Connie Smith," featuring Cindy Suttles-Moore and Jessie Adkins, 8 p.m. March 7, 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 III: Inextinguishable," 7:30 p.m. March 8, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring Igor Kalnin, violin. Tickets $5-$35. 333-6280, cusymphony.org.

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. Lydia Tang, viola, April 13. Sara Sasaki, violin, May 17. Free. urbanapops.org.

Rudolph Haken, five-string viola. Faculty recital, 3 p.m. March 9, Krannert Center, Urbana. 333-6280.

Brass chamber music. 7:30 p.m. March 9, UI Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U.

Hindsley Symphonic Band and University Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. March 11, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. 333-6280.

Sudden Sound Concert Series. Featuring NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. March 13, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Also featured will be a short solo performance by Tatsuya Nakatani. The Sudden Sound Concert Series presents leading artists in the fields of improvised music and the jazz avant-garde.

The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring Graduate Saxophone Quartet, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. March 13, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

Sinfonia da Camera. "The Mikado," 7:30 p.m. March 14, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring Dawn Harris, Ricardo Herrera, Yvonne Redman and more. Tickets $5-$39. Preconcert lecture by Nicholas Temperley, UI professor emeritus of musicology, 6:30 p.m., Krannert Room. 333-6280.

Vince Gill with guest Amy Grant. 7:30 p.m. March 14, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $50-$70. 356-9063.

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

Jupiter String Quartet: Bagels and Beethoven. 10 a.m. March 15, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$25. 333-6280.

Marcos Machado, double bass. Guest artist recital, 7:30 p.m. March 15, UI Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U.

UI Chorale. 7:30 p.m. March 15, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets 333-6280.

Afterglow: The Bad Plus. 9:30 p.m. March 15, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Progressive jazz, featuring bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King. Free.

Concerto Urbana. 3 p.m. March 16, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets 333-6280.

Illinois Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m. March 16, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets 333-6280.

Illinois Modern Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. March 18, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets 333-6280.

Kronos Quartet. 7:30 p.m. March 19, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$37. 333-6280.

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

North American Saxophone Alliance Conference: Opening/Concerto Concert. 7 p.m. March 20, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. The opening concert of the conference features the UI Wind Symphony and the UI Symphony Orchestra. Joining the ensembles are Clifford Leaman, Timothy Roberts, Eugene Rousseau, Donald Sinta and Debra Richtmeyer. Tickets $12-$18. 333-6280.

North American Saxophone Alliance Conference: Nightcap. 9 p.m. March 20, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring jazz combos. Free. 333-6280.

North American Saxophone Alliance Conference: Jazz Concert. 7 p.m. March 21, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Features the UI Concert Jazz Band with Chip McNeill, Brad Leali and David Bixler. Tickets $12-$18. 333-6280.

North American Saxophone Alliance Conference: Nightcap. 9 p.m. March 21, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring jazz combos. Free. 333-6280.

North American Saxophone Alliance Conference: Jazz Competition Winners' Recital. 4:30 p.m. March 22, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.

North American Saxophone Alliance Conference: Chamber Music Concert. 7 p.m. March 22, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $12-$18. 333-6280.

North American Saxophone Alliance Conference: Nightcap. 9 p.m. March 22, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring jazz from Jeff Coffin and others. Free. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Terry Lynn Barton, 8 p.m. March 21, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $12.50-$15. 877-6499.

Eastern Illinois University Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. March 28, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

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. Sara Sasaki, violin, May 17. 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

Illini Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U. Swing-era dances such as Lindy Hop, Charleston and more. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No special shoes or dress required. Free. illiniswing.org, questions@illiniswing.org.

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. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. urbana-contra.org.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Next week

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.

The Freight Hoppers Stage Show and Square Dance. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Stage show, 7 p.m. Dance, 8 p.m. Caller, Martha Tyner. No experience or get-up needed; all dances will be taught. Presented by Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival. Cost $5-$7. cufolkandroots.org, bakoenig@sbcglobal.net.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 14, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by The Dead Beets. Scott Meyer, caller. No partner, costume or experience necessary. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors $4. urbana-contra.org.

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.

Valentine Ballroom Dance. "Dancing and Dessert with your Valentine," 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15, Bismarck High School gym, driveway (east side), Bismarck. Sponsored by the Bismarck Dance Club. Music, fellowship, desserts and door prizes. $10; nondancers, $5. luann.picklap@gmail.com.

Vintage Affair Swing Dance. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 15, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. The Illini Swing Society is having a vintage-style swing dance. Beginning lesson, 8 to 9 p.m. Social dancing, 9 p.m. Free. Dress in swing-era vintage clothing. No need for special shoes or a partner. illiniswing.org.

Future highlights

C-U West Coast Swing Dancers' Third Sunday Dance. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16, Pizza M, 208 W. Main St., U. All Star dancer Alisa Winkler-Kostoff. Beginner lesson, 6 p.m.; intermediate lesson, 6:45 p.m. $6 per lesson; $10 both lessons. Drawing for door prizes, 9:30 p.m. Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $5; $2, students and newcomers. Dances held third Sunday each month. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, lessonscuwestcoastdancers@gmail.com.

West Coast Swing goes to Bluesday Tuesday Classes and Dancing. Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, Fluid Events Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. No partner needed. All ages welcome. Beginner class, 6:30 p.m.; intermediate class, "Cool Moves in Tight Spaces," 7:15 p.m.; practice dance, 8 p.m. until band starts. Featuring All Star dancer Jeff Mumford. Four-week class fees: preregister and pay by Feb. 14, $40; preregister and pay at first class, $45; pay at start of first class (Feb. 18), $50. Minimum number of registrations required for class. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 21, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by The Yellowjackets Stringband. Jonathan Sivier, caller. Workshop, "Twirling," led by Angela Jordan and Josh Rich, 6:45 p.m. No partner, costume or experience necessary. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors $4. urbana-contra.org.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. 6 p.m. Feb. 22, Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect Ave, C. Hosted by the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. Dinner, dancing, silent auction, live auction and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets $75. Raffle tickets $10. Deadline for ticket purchases, noon Feb. 18. Proceeds support Junior League's community outreach. juniorleaguecu.org/?nd=gala, 356-5880.

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Tex and Friends (Tex Wynn, Al Waite, Ron Johnson, Terry Cottrel and Dave Coleman). Food served, 5 to 7 p.m. Held the fourth Friday every month. No cover; donations accepted. 442-7339.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. March 7, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by The Young and the Fretless. Gail Hintze, caller. No partner, costume or experience necessary. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors $4. urbana-contra.org.

Tango at KAM. 1 to 4 p.m. March 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. March 8, Sidney Town Hall. Line and couples, singles welcome. Second Saturday of each month except June, July and August. Admission $5. 351-4110.

BluesCENTRAL monthly blues dance. 8:30 p.m. to midnight March 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.

Performing arts

This weekend

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.

Next week

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

Spaghetti dinner with improv. 6 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, Sleepy Creek Vineyards Tasting Room, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. Obnoxious maitre d', featuring Jim Wolfe, and his sassy wait staff serving drama and a Midwestern Italian meal. Reservations required. $25. 733-0330, sleepycreekvineyards.com.

Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. Fridays (except Feb. 7 and 21), SoDo Theatre, enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C. Improv comedy. Zoo will feature other local troupes as an opening act each week. Guests, Phoenix Improv Company, Feb. 14. Participate or just watch. Family-friendly show, 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month, followed by the regular features at 8 p.m. $5. 356-7805, zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

Future highlights

'Adventures in Candyland.' Champaign Park District Dance Arts School, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 2 p.m. Feb. 22, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Dancing performances with the Dance Arts students, with guest artists Identity Dance Group. Tickets $9-$13. 356-9063.

Winter Tales. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., 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.

Black History Live! Noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Flag Lounge, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Guess the historical African-American figures, presented by students, faculty/staff performers. Event is facilitated by Donna Tanner-Harold. Parkland College's Black History Month 2014 event. parkland.edu.

Read Across America-Champaign Urbana Community Celebration. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana. Lots of fun hands-on activities and professional storytellers. Free book bag and new book for the first 1,000 children. Some activities for older children. cuatraa@gmail.com.

Charlie King and Karen Brandow, musical storytellers. 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 2, First Mennonite Church, 902 W. Springfield Ave., U. Their repertoire covers a century and a half and four continents, offering audiences a sense of optimism and possibility about the future. 493-4654.

SPEAK Cafe. "She said ... Ain't I a Woman," 7 to 9 p.m. March 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.

Studiodance I: Nico Johanna Niall. 7 and 9 p.m. March 7-9; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Dance at Illinois Series. Emerging choreographic artists and master of fine arts candidates Nico Brown, Niall Jones and Johanna Meyer present their work in this self-produced concert, which features three different programs. Tickets $8-$15. 333-6280.

Mark Morris Dance Group. 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 15, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$42. 333-6280.

VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. March 20, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Showcases reading by fiction writers and poets from the creative writing master of fine arts program.

Theater

This weekend

'Good Boys and True.' The Celebration Company, continues 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.

'I Bet Your Life.' Red Mask Players, continues 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.

'Last Call at Chez Mort.' 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and 2 p.m. Feb. 9 ; St. Patrick's Main Hall, 708 W. Main Street, U. Stars youth group members from Centennial and Thomas More high schools. Benefits the youth group's summer mission trip to a Native American reservation in Nebraska. Tickets $10, adult; $5, student; $25 per family; at the door. 367-2665.

'The Paisley Convertible.' Continues 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch, Feb. 6 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.

'The Sullivan Project | Lost Lake.' Illinois Theatre Series, continues 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 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.

Next week

'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.

'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.

Future highlights

'All Aboard the Marriage Hearse.' Side by Side Productions, Feb. 21, 22 and 23; Railside Golf Club, 120 W. 19th St., Gibson City. Doors open, 6 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22, with meal served at 6:30, and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23, with dessert show at 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Tickets $30, $15 for dessert show. 784-5000.

'Another Round of Beer for Breakfast.' March 6 through April 20; Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch. Buffets at 6:30 p.m. for evening performances and noon Sunday. Tickets $33-$37 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, barn2.com.

'The Clean House.'The Celebration Company, 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.

'The Fantasticks.' Nebraska Theatre Caravan, 7:30 p.m. March 5, The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Tickets $7-$15. eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

'Hairspray Jr.' 7 p.m. March 6 and 7, and 2 and 7 p.m. March 8; the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $8-$10. 356-9063.

'Macbeth.' Eastern Illinois University's Theatre Department, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 27, 28 and March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2; Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Tickets $5-$12. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu, eiu.edu/doudna.

'Orpheus in the Underworld.' School of Music Opera, 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7 and 8, 3 p.m. March 9; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Lyric Theatre at Illinois Series. Tickets $8-$27. Libretto, 6:30 p.m. March 8 and 2 p.m. March 9, Krannert Room; $7. 333-6280.

'Shrek The Musical.' Champaign Central High School, 7 p.m. Feb. 19-22, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23; Central High School, 610 W. University Ave. Tickets $10, adults; $7, students; $5, students with activity cards.

'Smoke on the Mountain.' 7:30 p.m. March 7, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 8, 2 p.m. March 9, 7:30 p.m. March 12 and 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. March 16; Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org.

Outdoors / nature

This weekend

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. 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 staff will guide you on an evening winter woods hike and call for owls. Hot beverages and treats provided. 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.

Future highlights

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.

Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Family Skywatch. 7 to 9 p.m. March 8, CUAS Observatory, located between Champaign and Sadorus along County Road 700 E, 1.4 miles west of Interstate 57 and 0.8 mile south of Monticello Road. The society's first observatory open house of the year. Observe planets, star clusters and the moon. Free. Family skywatches are held monthly on Saturday evening nearest to first quarter moon. Event canceled if weather is unfavorable. cuas@cuas.org, 351-2567, cuas.org.

All About Owls. 4 to 5 p.m. March 10, Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C. Get up close and personal with a screech owl from the Anita Purves Nature Center. Learn to recognize owl calls and make a craft. For school-age kids. 403-2090.

UI museums

Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "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: 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. "Heirlooms, Artifacts, & Family Treasures: The 2014 Preservation Emporium," 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8. Presented by the University of Illinois Preservation Working Group. Bring preservation questions along with small, hand-held items or images of larger items for examination by preservation specialists. "The 1730 Fox Fort in McLean County," by Lenville J. Stelle, 2 p.m. Feb. 8. "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. "Around the World Wednesdays," 9:30 to noon Wednesdays, Feb. 12 to March 5, Zahn Learning Center. Culture-based crafts and activities for children and their parents; donation $2; 265-0474. 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. Winter hours (Jan. 5 through April 6): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed 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. "Art Heist — Family Edition," 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 15; $8 admission. Learn forensic concepts and explore the difference between real paintings and forgeries. "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. An exhibit, "Lincoln in Illinois," photographed by Ron Schramm of Chicago, on display during February and March as part of the Vermilion County Museum Society's 50th anniversary celebration. Lincoln birthday open house, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16, includes a display of Lincoln birthday cards created by area children; awards, 3 p.m.; Museum Center and Fithian House open for viewing; refreshments. Free admission during opening house. 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. Displays for the Civil War, a combat weapons for all wars and items in the Vietnam and Spanish-American War. Closed Feb. 6 and 7 for remodeling. New items to be added to all displays; complete remodeling of the Gulf Wars and Spanish-American War displays. New Korean War display area and World War I area enlarged. 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. — World of Science Lecture. Zack Grant, the managing director of the Sustainable Student Farm at the university, on "Sustainable Year-Round Farming and the Sustainable Student Farm," 7 p.m. Feb. 7. $1. — Sky show: "Winter Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 14 through March 14. — Main feature: "Skywatchers of Africa," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 7 through Feb. 28. Except Feb. 14. — Children's feature: "In My Backyard," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 8 through March 8.

Exhibits

Bryant Cottage State Historic Site. 146 E. Wilson St., Bement. Twelve unusual displays examining kerosene technology of decades past, each lasting one month. The 10th display, "Parade/Campaign Torches," 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. "Save a Child's Heart (SACH)," exhibit of photographs of children from around the world whose lives have been saved by this Israeli-based 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 moves to Hillel Lounge at Cohen Center for Jewish Life, Feb. 10 through 17. Presentation by David Litwack, U.S. executive director of Save a Child's Heart, at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the library. 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. "The World Through My Eyes" by Windy Zhao, opening reception, 5 p.m. Feb. 7, through Feb. 28. Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 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 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. "Black History Month Display Presentations," through Feb. 28, College Center, D-Wing, and library display cases. Solo art exhibit, "Outlandish Adventures," figurative ceramic works by Benjie Heu, professor of ceramics at Southeast Missouri State University, opens Feb. 10, through April 1. Artist reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13, includes a gallery talk by Heu at 7 p.m. and music by the Parkland College Guitar Ensemble. 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. Joe Meiser exhibition includes his installation "Transcribing — Transposing," a digital print from each of his series, "Liminal Construct" and "Sfumato," through Feb. 16, eGallery. "Non-Text: Text As Image," through Feb. 23. "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," 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," through March 2. 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. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 337-1500, universityymca.org/art.

Galleries

Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. "Bodnar & Bodnar," paintings by Peter Bodnar, professor emeritus of the UI School of Art & Design, and his son Peter Bodnar III from Spaulding University in Louisville, Ky., through March 8. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 367-3711, cinemagallery.cc.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "John Harlan Norris — Occupants," Feb. 6-10. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Benefit art show supporting community radio station WEFT 90.1 FM, opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. on World Radio Day 2014, Feb. 13, through Feb. 17. Features original artwork created by radio hosts, members and friends of WEFT. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 15; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 16; 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17. 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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