Entertainment listings, Feb. 27-March 6, 2014

Entertainment listings, Feb. 27-March 6, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

40 North Untitled — A Late Night Fundraiser. 8 p.m. Feb. 28, the Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., C. Doors open, 7:30 p.m. Variety of live performances combined with DJ and dancing; a French crepe dessert bar; complimentary cocktail bar and specialty coffee drinks; custom screen printing; original art sale; raffle prizes; and more. Fundraiser for 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.

Xtreme Shopping and Family Fun Fest. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1, Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Drive, Savoy. Join the Champaign Blue Ice Fastpitch Travel Softball 14U Xtreme team as it raises funds to go to nationals in July. Vendors include small/home businesses and handmade crafts/products; raffles; children's fun area with games, balloon art, face painting and glitter tattoos; and foods to purchase. 358-5315.

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.

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

Next week

Gordyville USA flea market and auction. 4 to 9 p.m. March 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9; Gordyville USA Auction Arena, 2205 County Road 3000 N, Gifford. Auction, 10 a.m. March 8 and 11 a.m. March 9. Free admission. 568-7117.

'Bowl for Kids' Sake.' 7 to 9 p.m. March 7 and 8, 3 to 5 p.m. March 9 at Western Bowl, Champaign. All funds raised go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign County. Create a team of four to six, pick your session and raise your team money. Each session includes two games, shoe rental, pizza, T-shir and door prizes. Celebrity Radio DJs as emcees. Sign up at bbbs.kintera.org/2014. 355-2227.

Future highlights

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.

The Hatch Art Fair. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15. Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Drive. Artists from the Midwest will set up shop in the gym, selling items from the practical to the sublime. Admission $2. And the Cracked food truck will be there.

Ninth annual Edible Book Festival. 11:30 a.m. April 1, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Participants create an "edible book," which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet, etc). All entries will be exhibited, documented, then eaten. library.illinois.edu/ediblebooks, dtracy@illinois.edu.

Films

This weekend

'The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.' 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27, Stone Creek Church, 2502 S. Race St., U. Documentary film by James Redford about his son, who has dyslexia. The Reading Group is sharing this movie at no cost to anyone with an interest in dyslexia. CPDUs provided through the Champaign-Ford Counties Regional Office of Education. 351-9144, facebook.com/pages/The-Reading-Group/196113170453431.

Next week

Community Cinema Screening. "The Trials of Muhammad Ali," 7 to 9 p.m. March 4, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Illinois Public Media's free screening and discussion of issues raised by the documentary. 333-7300, will.illinois.edu/community/screening/the-trials-of-muhammad-ali.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies. 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 5, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. "A Night to Remember" (1958). Based on survivor accounts of the sinking of the Titantic. 267-3170 to reserve a seat.

Future highlights

AsiaLENS screening. "High Tech, Low Life" (2012), 7 p.m. 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.

Community Cinema Screening. "Medora," 7 to 9 p.m. April 1, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Illinois Public Media's free screening and discussion of issues raised by the documentary. 333-7300, will.illinois.edu/community/screening.

AsiaLENS screening. "The Revolutionary" (2012), 7 p.m. April 8, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. A film by Irv Drasnin, Lucy Ostrander, and Don Sellers. Documentary about the Maoist era and Sidney Rittenberg, an American who assumed an unprecedented role for a foreigner in Chinese politics. 92 minutes. In English. Introduction and discussion by Irv Drasnin, co-producer, writer, interviewer and narrator. Free. 333-9597.

Music

This weekend

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.

Sixth annual Battle of the Bands. 2 p.m. March 1, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. See local teenage musical groups of all styles compete for the chance to place at summer festivals and local venues, as well as other prizes. Audience members also get a chance to win prizes. champaignparkdistrict.com.

The Back Paiges. 7 p.m. March 1, Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St., Melvin. Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, free. Lasagna, garlic bread, drinks and pies sold prior to the show. 388-2853.

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's 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.

Parkland College's community orchestra and concert band. Joint performance, "The Weather Outside's Been Frightful; Our Music's So Delightful," 3 p.m. March 2, Parkland Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Free and open to the public.

Next week

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.

Computer Music Project 30th Anniversary Concerts. 7:30 p.m. March 5 and April 8, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Computer Music Project, a part of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios. Features works realized by faculty and students using software developed by current and alumni CMP users. The March 5 concert will also include a rare live performance of the string quartet "Illiac Suite" by Lejaren Hiller and Leonard Isaacson. Free. 333-6689, 333-3691.

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.

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.

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

Wine, Women & Song Event. 3 to 5 p.m. March 8, Milo's Restaurant, Urbana. Champaign-Urbana Branch of American Association of University Women's annual fundraiser. Wine tasting, appetizers and song/entertainment. "Jazz for Women" performed by Sharon Cho with accompanist Katie Blomarz. Tickets $20 for first ticket, $18 for subsequent tickets; need to be purchased in advance. plcline@comcast.net, 344-4806.

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.

Future highlights

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

Philo Country Music Show. 3 p.m. March 9, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison St., Philo. Hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Special guest, Dennis Stroughmatt, with a special tribute to Ray Price. Branson-style live music stage show. Tickets $10. Concessions available. 274-3888, 714-7394.

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

The Henry Girls. Folk and roots trio of Irish sisters from County Donegal, 7:30 p.m. March 10, The Upper Bout guitar and music store, 723 S. Neil St., C. Multi-instrumentalists are known for their tight three-part vocal harmonies. Admission $15, $10 for students and seniors. Presented by Heartland Gallery, Sylvia's Irish Inn and The Upper Bout. heartland.gallery.urbana@gmail.com.

UI Hindsley Symphonic Band and UI 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.

Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani: Workshop and Performance. March 14, Institute 4 Creativity, 111 S. Walnut St., C. Nakatani is an acoustic sound artist, a percussionist with a distinctive approach to performance on drums, large hand-hammered Chinese gongs and Japanese Buddhist bowls. Workshop, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; musicians will explore strategies for improvisation with Nakatani and are invited to perform in the 9 p.m. concert; $15-$20. Nakatani will perform solo and in various combinations with workshop participants, 9 p.m.; $5-$10. Hosted by Improvisors Exchange at I4C. 417-6773.

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. Professor of double bass, University of Southern Mississippi. Free.

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.

UFLive! presents Sam Payne and Friends. 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 16, the Urbana Free Library, Busey-Mills Reading Room (first floor), 210 W. Green St. Payne, a folk musician and host of the Urbana Hootenanny, delivers a unique celebration of traditional song. He is joined by Chris Strand (of The Flowerjax, Ol' Number 7, Wagon Fire and The Curses). 367-4405.

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.

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 $10. 877-6499.

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.

Lake Land Community Choir. Spring concert, 3 p.m. March 23, Lake Land College Theater, Mattoon. 234-5464.

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.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Ron Devore, 8 p.m. March 28, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

The Classics and Hymns Tour with Twila Paris and Steve Green. 7 p.m. March 29, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $15, additional $2.50 processing fee for online only. 356-9063, thevirginia.org.

Danville Symphony Orchestra. "Americana," 7:30 p.m. March 29, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Tickets $15-$30. 443-5300, danvillesymphony.org.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Youth Concerts. 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. April 1 and 2, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. "It's All About Style." 333-6280.

Junghwa Lee, piano. Guest artist recital, featuring compositions by guest composer Frank Stemper, 7:30 p.m. April 1, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Junghwa Lee, professor of piano, Southern Illinois University; featuring compositions by Frank Stemper, professor of composition at SIU. Free.

An Evening of Carnatic Violin Music. 5 to 7 p.m. April 1, University of Illinois, International and Area Studies Library Reading Room, 321 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U. Performers include Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini, who will be accompanied by a tabla player. Reception as part of the campuswide International Week. 333-1501.

Styx with guests Head East. 7:30 p.m. April 2, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $49-$69; VIP tickets $99. Additional per-ticket processing fees of $5 apply (online and by phone only). 356-9063, thevirginia.org.

The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring Mikel Combs Jazz Duo, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. April 3, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

Krannert Uncorked. With The Young and the Fretless, old-time mountain music, 5 p.m. April 3, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

Pinchas Zukerman, violin and violia, and Yefim Bronfman, piano. 7:30 p.m. April 3, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Great Hall Series. Tickets $10-$50. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. "A Real Live Dolly!" featuring Pam Kilmer and Stephanie Foster, 8 p.m. April 4, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

UI Women's Glee Club Mom's Day Concert. 2 p.m. April 5, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Black Chorus Mom's Day Concert. 7:30 p.m. April 5, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$11. 333-6280.

Sunday Salon: Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist: Vadym Kholodenko. 3 p.m. April 6, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $5-$42. 333-6280.

Computer Music Project 30th Anniversary Concerts.7:30 p.m. April 8, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Computer Music Project, a part of the UIUC Experimental Music Studios, founded in 1984. Features works realized by faculty and students using software developed by current and alumni CMP users. This concert will also be accompanied by a round table discussion during a "Composers Forum" the same day at 3 p.m. in room 1201 of the Music Building. Free. 333-6689, 333-3691.

UI Wind Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 9, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. 333-6280.

The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring I-Pan (steel drums), 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. April 10, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

Krannert Uncorked. With The Afrikania Cultural Troupe featuring Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, Ghanaian music and dancing, 5 p.m. April 10, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

Interval: Brasstastic. Noon April 11, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. New Orleans brass music. Free. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Jason Gentry, 8 p.m. April 11, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

Peter Nero. 7:30 p.m. April 12, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$42. 333-6280.

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

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.

Ballroom dance. 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday, the Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Tango Ocho Tips, 7:35 p.m. Feb. 28. Social ballroom dancing, casual attire, no partner needed. $9. 359-5333, regentballroom.com.

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

Senior Dance. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 1, Hoopeston Multi Agency, 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston. Music by Tex and Tumbleweeds. $5 per person.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

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.

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.

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.

Daddy/Daughter Dance 2014. 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 15, Ministry Center at First Church of Christ, Georgetown. Theme: "Hollywood Nights." Music by DJ. Snacks and punch provided. Picture-taking opportunity. Cost $10 per dad. Fundraiser for yearly concert put on at the Georgetown Fair. Email how many will attend at fcocconcertteam@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. Beginner lesson, 6 p.m.; intermediate lesson, 6:45 p.m. $6 per lesson; $10 both lessons. Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m.; $5; $2, students and newcomers. Dances held third Sunday each month. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, lessonscuwestcoastdancers@gmail.com.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 19, 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 Captain's Three. Cost $10. 443-2999.

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.

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. March 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.

Performing arts

This weekend

Red Hot Winter 2014. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 to March 1, Jupiter's at the Crossing, 2511 Village Green Place, C. This year's variety show benefits 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.

Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. Fridays, SoDo Theatre, enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C. Improv comedy. Zoo will feature other local troupes as an opening act each week. Guests: d'Hotel Winnetka, Feb. 28. 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.

Read Across America — Champaign Urbana Community Celebration. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1, Lincoln Square, Urbana. Lots of fun hands-on activities and professional storytellers. Also, Mike O'Brien and the Clothespin Puppets and Oba William King. 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 and voices for justice, 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.

Next week

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 6-8; 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.

Spurlock Museum WorldFest. 12:30 to 4 p.m. March 8, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, U. The museum celebrates the wonderful variety of performance arts practiced around the world and offers hands-on activities for everyone. 244-3355.

Future highlights

31st annual International Dinner and Performance Night. 6 to 8 p.m. March 9, Latzer Hall, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Featuring food from more than 30 countries and performances by local musicians and dancers. Tickets $10, available at University YMCA. universityymca.org/international/dinner.

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

'The Clean House.'The Celebration Company, continues 8 p.m. Feb. 27 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.

'Macbeth.' Eastern Illinois University's Theatre Department, continues 7:30 p.m. Feb. 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.

'The Paisley Convertible.' Continues 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch, Feb. 27 through March 2; Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Buffet at 6 p.m. for evening performances and noon Sunday. Full buffet performances. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, barn2.com.

Next week

'Another Round of Beer for Breakfast.' March 6 through April 19; Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and 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.

'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.

'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.

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.

'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, free. 819-5721.

'Disney's Aladdin Jr.'7:30 p.m. April 11, 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 12, 2 p.m. April 13; Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org.

'Disney's Beauty and the Beast.' Urbana High School Theatre, 7 p.m. March 12-14, 2:30 and 7 p.m. March 15, and 2:30 p.m. March 16; Urbana High School's Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race St. Tickets $10, adults; $5, children under 12. tbroeker@usd116.org.

'Les Miserables.' Danville Light Opera, dinner theater, May 3 and 4; Danville High School, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St., Danville. Tickets: 431-1660. danvillelightopera.com.

'Monty Python's Spamalot.' Parkland Theatre, musical, 7:30 p.m. April 17-19, 25 and 26, 3 p.m. April 27, 7:30 p.m. May 1-3; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $8-$14; $10 each for groups of 15 or more. "Pay What You Can Night," April 17. "Half-Price Night," May 1. 351-2528, parkland.edu/theatre.

'Much Ado About Nothing.' Illinois Theatre Series, 7:30 p.m. April 10-12, 3 p.m. April 13, 7:30 p.m. April 15, 17-19; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$18. 333-6280.

'Night, Mother.' Eastern Illinois University's Theatre Department. 7:30 p.m. April 2-5 and 2 p.m. April 6; the 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.

'O Beautiful.' Illinois Theatre Series, 7:30 p.m. April 3-5, 9-12 and 3 p.m. April 13; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$18. 333-6280.

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.' The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. March 27-30, April 2-6, 9-12; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.

'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

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.

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. Held monthly on Saturday evening nearest to first quarter moon. Canceled if weather is unfavorable. cuas@cuas.org, 351-2567, cuas.org.

Future highlights

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.

Chase the Rainbow 6K. 10 a.m. March 15, Robert C. Porter Family Park, Windsor and Rising roads, Champaign. Walkers or runners are welcome. St. Patrick's Day-themed costumes encouraged. To finish the race, runners must outwit, outrace or simply outlast the leprechauns to claim a gold prize and cross the finisher's bridge. Register by Feb. 28 to get a free racer's shirt and finisher's medal or March 1-12 if slots remain (shirt and medal not guaranteed). See website for kids' race the same day. champaignparkdistrict.com.

Woodcock walk. 7 p.m. March 12, Meadowbrook Park and Interpretive Center, Urbana. Discover the secret life of the bird with the upside-down brain when you join staff and the Champaign County Audubon Society on this free twilight stroll. Bring a pair of binoculars if you have them. The hike will be through mud and nonpaved surfaces. No strollers, please. Register by March 10. 384-4062.

Annual Maple Syrup Open House. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16, Pioneer Homestead Area, Forest Glen Preserve, near Westville. The Sugar Bush, the building in which maple syrup is made, and the Pioneer Cabin will be open. Interpreters will demonstrate the syrup-making process. Pancake and sausage dinner served with Forest Glen's maple syrup in the Gannett Outdoor Education Center. Adults $5; children under 12, $2.50. 662-2142.

Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Family Skywatch. 7 to 9 p.m. April 5, 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. Observe planets, star clusters and the moon. Free. Held monthly on Saturday evening nearest to first quarter moon. Canceled if weather is unfavorable. cuas@cuas.org, 351-2567, cuas.org.

UI museums

Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Kids at Krannert, for children ages 3-8 and their families. 10 a.m. to noon March 1; hands-on fun with a variety of art projects, family tours, demonstrations and other events. "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. "Around the World Wednesdays," 9:30 to noon March 5, Zahn Learning Center. Culture-based crafts and activities for children and their parents; donation $2; 265-0474. Spurlock Museum WorldFest, 12:30 to 4 p.m. March 8. The museum celebrates the wonderful variety of performance arts practiced around the world and offers hands-on activities for everyone. "Inspired by ... Works of the C-U Spinners & Weavers Guild," through March 9. Members of the guild created original artworks inspired by museum artifacts. 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. "Annual Town & Country Amateur Art Exhibition and Blackhawk Park Exhibition" and "Works by Thelma Sturgeon," through March 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.

Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Opens for the season March 1. Permanent exhibits: "Prairie Stories," "Blacksmithing on the Prairie" and "Champaign County's Lincoln." Discovery room, interactive stations and a gift shop. Free, donations appreciated. Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. daily. 586-2612.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. DIY Weekend Wizard: "Cut and Paste With Water," March 1. "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 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 enlarged 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. 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. Feb. 28, March 14. — Main feature: "Skywatchers of Africa," 8 p.m. Feb. 28. "The Planets," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 7 through April 26. — Children's feature: "In My Backyard," 7 p.m. March 1 and 8. — World of Science lecture. Storm chaser Andrew Pritchard on "Confessions of a Storm Chaser," 7 p.m. March 7. $1.

Exhibits

Anita Purves Nature Center. 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. "Winging It," 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," ends 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. The 11th display, "Fire Suppression Devices," opens March 1, through March 30. 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," through April 5. Conversations, entertainment, interdisciplinary arts happenings, learning opportunities, networking and more, 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday: "Porch Stories and Other Tales," Feb. 28. Film screenings for teens and children, 2 p.m., and films for adults, 6 p.m., every Saturday. Also, Sara Alsum-Wassenaar's "Here (M-cife) + Material, 2013," through April 5; Walkshop, exploratory excursion, 2 to 4 p.m. March 4. Gifford Habitat for Humanity Project Awareness, noon to 2 p.m. March 4. Connect + Create Porch Social, 5 to 8 p.m. March 7. 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.

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, ends Feb. 28. "Fifth Annual Eric Show," March 7-28. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. March 14. Juried high school art show established in 2010 is endowed by Dale and Peg Steffensen in memory of Dale's son Eric (1951-1970). Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 300-7889.

Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. "The Hatch Trashion Show," showcasing 29 outfits made from materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill. It will include fashions created by students in Susan Becker's Dance 199 and 451 Sew class at the University of Illinois. 6 to 9 p.m. March 7. Free.

Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Black History Month Display Presentations," ends 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. 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. "2014 Undergraduate All-Student Show," opens March 1, through March 30, Main Galleries and eGallery. Awards reception, 2 to 4 p.m. March 2, Atrium. "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. 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," ends March 2. "Invisible Fences," works by Maria Lux, opens with a reception, 5 to 7 p.m. March 6; on view March 9 through April 6. Explore what dogs could possibly have to do with the borders we create and maintain. Free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. 337-1500, universityymca.org/art.

Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center. Lake Land College campus, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon. 35th annual Photography Show sponsored by the General Electric Mattoon Lamp Plant, March 1-31. Theme, "Street Photography." Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. 234-5363, 234-5445.

Galleries

Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. "Corporeal Spirit" by Angela Lovell, Alexandra Lock, Maria Ludeke, Becky Daniels, Claire Reynes, through April 9. Hours: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, during studio hours or by appointment. 417-2591, info@amarayoga.com.

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.

Cracked Glass. 202 S. First St., C. Work by local artists, including stained glass by Gary Worby and Richard Taylor, fused-glass pieces by Jo Duchene and Brenda Arteman, bead jewelry by Judie Spencer, paintings and prints by Dick Detzner and Dennis Roberts and wood sculpture by Rick Larimore. Hours: noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 359-6489, http://www.cracked-glass.com, contact@cracked-glass.com.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Hatch Art Exhibition," one-of-a-kind creative reuse art features works made by 18 artists from recycled materials, including two trash-fashion designs by Hatch visiting artist-in-residence Nancy Judd; opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28, through March 15. $5, additional $1 for festival pass. Music lecture-demo at 7 p.m. March 8 by percussionist Chad Dunn, cigar-box guitar maker Tony Taylor and Ben Juday, owner of Analog Outfitters, Champaign. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 904-613-2623, indigo.coop@gmail.com, indi-go-art.com.

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

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

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