Entertainment listings, Feb. 13-20, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

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.

CUDO Plays Board Game Design Competition Grand Exhibition. Noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Landmark Hotel, 210 S. Race St.,U. Original board games built by local gamers, designers and makers. Play games and visit with the designers. This is a family-friendly event, with a diverse range of games, everything from battling monsters to space exploration, a mix of eclectic genres. Food and refreshments. cudoplays.com.

Future highlights

HOPE of East Central Illinois 10th Annual 'Bowls of HOPE.' 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25, St. Charles Moriarty Hall, 9th and Madison Ave., Charleston. Fundraiser, featuring soups, sides, drinks and sweets from our generous local businesses and hand-crafted bowls from talented community artists. Dessert auction with music by Tequila Mockingbyrd. Free art activity for children. The "Clothesline Project" will be on display. Tickets $15, soup and bowl; $5, soup only. 348-5931.

40 North Untitled. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., C. Variety of live performances combined with DJ and dancing; a French crepe dessert bar, pastry shop collection, complimentary cocktail bar and specialty coffee drinks; an interactive, custom screen-printed T-shirt sale; an original art sale; Wine Wall raffle; and more. Benefits 40 North and its programs. Tickets $40; $70 per couple. 40North.org/Tickets, 351-9841.

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.

'Prelude 201.' Coles County Arts Council's annual gala event, 6 to 9 p.m. March 1, 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 p.m.; dinner, 6:45 p.m. Tickets $30. Register by Feb. 21. vpmembership@colescountyartscouncil.org, colescountyartscouncil.org.

Japan House Girls Day Tea Ceremony. 1 and 2 p.m. March 2, Japan House; 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Traditional hina dolls will be displayed, special sweets will be given, and souvenir origami hina dolls will be made. Experience a beautiful, traditional Japanese holiday. Cost: girls 12 and younger, free; mothers with daughters, $5. Reservations: 244-9934. japanhouse@illinois.edu.

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

Next week

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

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" on Feb. 18. Discussion follows screening. 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.

Future highlights

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" on Feb. 25. Discussion follows screening. Free. 477-5220, DanvillePublicLibrary.org.

AsiaLENS screening. "High Tech, Low Life" (2012), March 11, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. A film by Stephen Maing. Follows two of China's first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country's rapid economic development. 87 minutes. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Introduction and discussion by Yimin Wang, associate director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, UI. Free. 333-9597.

Music

This weekend

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, 201 N. Main St. No amps, no mics, just strings and sings. Bring a snack to share if you wish. 260-1582.

Bellflower Country Opry. With guest, Linda Thomas, 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Doors open, 6 p.m. Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free. The Bellflower Lions Club will serve an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage dinner, 4:30 p.m., Community Center cafeteria. 898-7493, 309-722-3497.

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.

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.

Annual Sweetheart Dessert Concert. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Westville High School Old Gym. WHS Concert Chorus and Singing Tigers perform love songs in a variety of styles. "Death by Chocolate" features many chocolate desserts. Admission (concert, choice of two desserts and beverage): $2, children under 6 years old and seniors; $3, adults. westvillevocalmusic.shutterfly.com.

Eastern Symphony Orchestra: 'Rodeo.' 4 p.m. Feb. 16, Concourse, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue, EIU campus, Charleston. Featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. With guest artist Rebecca Johnson, flute, and concerto winner flutist Jennifer Antkowiak. 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.

Next week

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.

Urbana High School Chorus. Performing noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, Lincoln Square, Urbana. An all-you-can eat buffet, presented by the chorus and Piato Cafe, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5. Proceeds will help provide scholarships and fund performance trips for the students in the choir. Dine in or carry out. 377-1173.

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.

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.' Annual a cappella benefit concerts, 5 and 8 p.m. Feb. 22, Unity High School Auditorium, Tolono. Performers: 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.

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.

Future highlights

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-theater work. Tickets $10-$30. 333-6280.

Music by Jeffrey Foucault. 7 p.m. March 7, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. Country and blues. $15 per seat or $13 for six 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. The third Classics concert of the 2013-14 season features CUSO concertmaster Igor Kalnin, violin soloist. 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. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

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.

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.

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.

The Kirk Sutphin and Bertram Levy Duo. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 14, Pizza M, 208 W. Main St., U. Presented by C-U Folk and Roots. Arrangements are complex, adventuresome and filled with variety using banjos, fiddles and concertina. 493-4654.

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 $4-$10. 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 $4-$10. 333-6280.

Illinois Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m. March 16, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Illinois Modern Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. March 18, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 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. Features the UI Wind Symphony and 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. Thursdays through Feb. 20, 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.

Dance. 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14, Eden Supportive Living, 222 N. State St., C. Hosted by Eden SLF and Molina Healthcare in honor of American Heart Month. Free. 378-6829.

Sweetheart dinner/dance. 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14, Veterans of Foreign Wars Jewell Whyte Post 728, 8 Pine St., Danville. Music by Battle Creek Band (country). Ham and beans or barbecue chicken dinner. Reservations are open. Cost for dinner/dance, $9. Other food available for purchase. 442-1227.

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.

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.

YProm. 7 p.m. Feb. 15, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Dinner at 7 p.m., '90s dance from 8 to 10 p.m., plus photo-op fun. Theme: "Everybody-Backstreet Boys." Organized by Y student leaders. $10 in advance (purchase at the Y front desk) or $15 at the door; includes dinner.

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

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.

Next week

West Coast Swing classes and dancing. Tuesdays, Feb. 18 to March 11, Fluid Events Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. No partner needed. All ages. Classes: beginner, 6:30 p.m.; intermediate, "Cool Moves in Tight Spaces," 7:15 p.m. Practice dance, 8 to 9 p.m. 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 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.

Future highlights

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.

Waltz Party. 7 to 10 p.m. March 8, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W Stoughton St., U. Waltz lesson followed by dancing to Big Bluestem String Band. About two-thirds of the dances will be waltzes, the others being a mix of polka, tango, schottisch, hambo or ragtime. No partner or experience necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. No perfume or fragrances. urbana-contra.org, 239-1124.

English Country Dancing. 2 to 5 p.m. March 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. March 12, CRIS Healthy Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Welcoming ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by the band Miscellaneous 3. Cost $10. 443-2999.

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.

C-U West Coast Swing Dancers' Third Sunday Dance. 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 16, Pizza M, 208 W. Main St., U. $5; $2, students and newcomers. Dances held third Sunday each month. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, lessonscuwestcoastdancers@gmail.com.

Marchfest Dance and Music Event. 6:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 14, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Workshop, "Easy Scandinavian Mixers" by Jon and Sue Hanson, 6:45 p.m.; new dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m.; Scandinavian fiddle workshop led by Don Peterson, 8 to 9:30 p.m.; Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance, 8 to 11 p.m. with music by Relative Harmony and caller Judy Greenhill of Ontario, Canada. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. urbana-contra.org.

Marchfest Dance and Music Event. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 15, Phillips Recreation Center, Urbana. Workshops in English, Scottish and Irish set dance and choreographed couple dances. Open fiddle jam, 10:30 a.m.; sea chantey singing, 1 p.m.; and shape note singing, 3 p.m. English Country Dance Ball, 7 p.m., with music by The Cosmic Martens and caller, Missy Reisenleiter. Sponsored by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. All day, $25; each workshop, $5; ball, $10. centralillinoisecd.org/marchfest, jsivier@illinois.edu.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. March 21, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Celador from Asheville, N.C. Ann Huber, caller. Workshop, "Contra Triplets," led by Scott Meyer, 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.

Performing arts

This weekend

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. 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.

Next week

Red Hot Winter 2014. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27 to March 1, Jupiter's at the Crossing, 2511 Village Green Place, C. This year's variety show benfits the Tourette's Syndrome Association of Illinois. Performers: Brandy Kristin, Prince Knight, Upshot, John Jansky, The Brat Pack, Stigma, Joe Burton, Radio 6, Christacy, Abnormus, Johnnie Mae and 90's Daughter. Comedy by John Bizarre, Paul Farahvar and Mike Trainor. The Red Hot Lingerie Show, The Rod Sickler Salon and Spa Hair Show, and the Face of X49 Finalists. Tickets: Thursday, $27-$49, Friday and Saturday, $37-$59. 403-1790. redhotwinter.com.

'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.

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 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.

Future highlights

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. A Parkland College 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

'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 Paisley Convertible.' Continues 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch, Feb. 13 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.

'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.

Next week

'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.

'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.

'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 and children ages 5 and younger.

Future highlights

'Almost, Maine.' Penny Dreadful Players, 8 p.m. March 14 and 15; University Place Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, corner of Wright Street and Springfield Avenue, Champaign. Tickets $5-$7; at the door. 630-542-0911, stephsvarz@gmail.com.

'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 for evening performances and noon Sunday. Tickets $33-$37 for full buffet performances. 309-965-2545, barn2.com.

'Bye Bye Birdie.' St. Thomas More musical, 7 p.m. March 13-15; The High School of St. Thomas More, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $7-$10; children under 5 years, free. 819-5721.

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

'The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?' Tri-County Players, musical comedy, 7 p.m. March 7 and 8, 2 p.m. March 9, 7 p.m. March 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. March 16; Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Dinner theater, 6 p.m. March 7; tickets $27 per person, or $50 per couple, by paid reservation only; cash bar also available. All other shows, $12. 379-7028, marketstreettheatre.com.

'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.

'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.

'The Winter's Tale.' What You Will Shakespeare at the University of Illinois, 8 p.m. March 14 and 15; Community United Church of Christ, 805 S. Sixth St., C. Doors open, 7:40 p.m. Admission $7 at the door. whatyouwillshakes@gmail.com.

Outdoors / nature

This weekend

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.

The Great Backyard Bird Count. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Annual four-day event that engages bird-watchers of all ages in counting birds in their area. Join Champaign County Audubon Society members and Anita Purves Nature Center staff as they identify and count the birds at feeding stations and along trails in Busey Woods. Free. Bring binoculars, or borrow them at the nature center. 367-1544, birdsource.org/gbbc.

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.

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.

Future highlights

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. "Inspired by ... Works of the C-U Spinners & Weavers Guild," through March 9. Members of the guild created original artworks inspired by museum artifacts. "Around the World Wednesdays," 9:30 to noon Wednesdays, Feb. 19 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," ends Feb. 14. "Annual Town & Country Amateur Art Exhibition and Blackhawk Park Exhibition" and "Works by Thelma Sturgeon," opens Feb. 21, through March 21. Opening reception, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. "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. Lincoln birthday open house, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16, includes a display of Lincoln birthday cards created by area children; awards at3 p.m.; Museum Center and Fithian House open for viewing; and refreshments; free admission. An exhibit, "Lincoln in Illinois," photographed by Ron Schramm of Chicago, on display through March as part of the Vermilion County Museum Society's 50th anniversary celebration. 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. Displays for the Civil War, combat weapons for all wars and items in the Vietnam and Spanish-American War. Remodeled displays of the Gulf Wars and Spanish-American War, a new Korean War display area and an englarged World War I area. Hours: noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Closed for remodeling, Feb. 10-14, reopens Feb. 15. 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, Feb. 14 through March 14. — Main feature: "Skywatchers of Africa," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 15 through Feb. 28. — Children's feature: "In My Backyard," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 15 through March 8.

Exhibits

Anita Purves Nature Center. 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. "Winging It," opening reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 15, through April 30. Exhibition that draws upon themes of nature, collecting, life and death, and found objects. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 384-4062.

Asian American Cultural Center. 1210 W. Nevada St, U "This Voice of Mine," photography by Puja Patel, through March 31. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-9300, pujacpatel.weebly.com.

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. The display will not be open on some days in February. Call for the days and times it can be seen. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 678-8184.

Figure One. Exhibition space of the UI School of Art + Design, 116 N. Walnut St., C. "Social Habitat: The Porch Project by Heather Hart," opening 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21, through April 5. Conversations, entertainment, interdisciplinary arts happenings, learning opportunities, networking and more, 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday. Film screenings for teens and children, 2 p.m., and films for adults, 6 p.m. every Saturday. Complete list of events made available Feb. 14. Also, Sara Alsum-Wassenaar's "Here (M-cife) + Material, 2013," Feb. 21 through April 5. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 1 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 333-0786, 244-0342, art.illinois.edu.

Hillel Lounge at 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, through Feb. 17. 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, 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, ends Feb. 15. Gallery hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 417-1667, bill@institute4creativity.org.

Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. "13th Annual Best in Show Photographic Print Competition," opens Feb. 15, until noon Feb. 23. Hosted by Champaign County Camera Club. View hundreds of amateur photographs submitted for this regional contest. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Works from "Reflections: Photo Exhibit of Notable African-Americans" by photographer Terrence A. Reese, 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 14, gallery lounge. Reception and a book signing by Reese, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 14, gallery lounge. "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, through April 1. Artist reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13, includes gallery talk by Heu, 7 p.m., and music by 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," ends Feb. 16, eGallery. "Non-Text: Text As Image," through Feb. 23. "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. "KIOSK" by Dan Devening, through March 9, Brainard Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, holidays 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. 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. "Raw Exhibition," by Student Chapter of CUDO, opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21, through Feb. 25. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. 904-613-2623, indigo.coop@gmail.com, indi-go-art.com.

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