Entertainment listings, March 6-13, 2014

Entertainment listings, March 6-13, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

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-shirt and door prizes. Celebrity radio DJs as emcees. Sign up at bbbs.kintera.org/2014. 355-2227.

Next week

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. The Cracked food truck will be there.

Future highlights

Companion Animal Resource and Education Center's annual 'CARE for a Taste?' fundraiser. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 22, Hendrick House, Urbana. Proceeds benefit the center's Helping Paw Fund, which supports veterinary care for pets of people facing financial hardship. Tasting of locally grown food paired with Napa Valley wines. Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages. Silent auction with a variety of items, many from local artisans. Tickets $40. View auction items and registration through March 12 at carecentercu.org. 417-3160, info@carecentercu.org.

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, tablet, etc). All entries will be exhibited, documented, then eaten. library.illinois.edu/ediblebooks, dtracy@illinois.edu.

Champaign-Urbana Empty Bowls' benefit for Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. 4 to 6 p.m. April 3, Silvercreek Restaurant, 402 N. Race St., U. Participants served a bowl of soup and breadsticks and take home a hand-crafted bowl donated by the Champaign-Urbana Potters' Club, Parkland College ceramic faculty and students, and local potters. Tickets $15, adults; $5, children under 12. Silent auction of "Girls with a Necklace" by Frank Gallo, displayed and available for bidding March 24 to April 2 at Art Coop, Lincoln Square. Raffle tickets $10 each or two for $15 for three bowls by professional potters. Facebook/cuemptybowls.

10th annual Festival of Quilts. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 and 5, Cunningham Children's Home, 1301 N. Cunningham Ave., U. The quilts are created by United Methodist Women and other members of the quilting community throughout Illinois who care about Cunningham youths. cunninghamhome.org/giving/benefit-events/festival-quilts, 337-9074.

Films

Next week

'The Anonymous People.' 7:30 p.m. March 10, The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C. Highlights addiction recovery of over 23 million Americans. Patrick Kennedy, NBA star Chris Herren, actress Kristen Johnston featured. Special event screening tickets available at gathr.us/screening/6973, theanonymouspeople.com.

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.

Future highlights

Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival. March 17-20, Eastern Illinois University, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Charleston. "Service: When Women Come Marching Home," 3:30 p.m. March 17, Lumpkin Auditorium. "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo," 3:30 p.m., Doudna Lecture Hall, and "Refrigerator Mothers" (2003) and a round-table discussion with Charleston Transitional Facility, 7 p.m. Coleman Auditorium, all March 18. Screenings of films submitted by filmmakers, 4 p.m. March 19, Coleman Auditorium. "Stories We Tell" (2013), 7 p.m. March 20, Coleman Auditorium. eiu.edu/~filmmnor, cifff.wikispaces.com, rlmurray@eiu.edu, 581-2428.

Afternoon Matinee. "Frozen," 1 p.m. March 26, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Rated PG. Comedy adventure by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Free popcorn. 893-3955.

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

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.

The Live Jukebox Show. 7 to 10 p.m. March 6, Star Theatre, 17 N. Main St., Villa Grove. All requests in the area's newest venue. 418-7858.

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

Bach's Lunch Concert Series. Featuring Nelly Matova, noon to 1 p.m. March 7, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C. Free. Feel free to bring your lunch. champaignparkdistrict.com.

Music by Jeffrey Foucault. 7 to 9 p.m. March 7, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N. Road, Fairmount. Country and blues. Tickets $15; $13 for six or more. 733-0330, sleepycreekvineyards.com.

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.

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.

Parkland College's Choral and Wind Ensembles. Joint concert, "Of Sunsets, Passages and Danses," 3 p.m. March 9, Parkland Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Free and open to the public.

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

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana. 3 p.m. March 9, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Performances of two of Handel's anthems. Soloists for the concert are Audrey Vallance, soprano; Cynthia Bauder, alto; Sam Jew Kim, alto; Christopher Hoster, tenor; and Ricardo Sepulveda, bass. Tickets: $20, general admission; $10, students; available at the door or baroqueartists.org.

Next week

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 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.

John McMahon, Gina Cassidy and John Coppess. 7 to 9 p.m. March 14, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. McMahon and Cassidy feature original compositions and covers. Coppess does original songs as well as folk and country cover tunes. 904-613-2623.

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, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Presented by Champaign-Urbana 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.

National Society of Arts and Letters' Woodwind Competition. 1:15 p.m. March 15, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Central Illinois Chapter. Fifteen flute, clarinet and oboe artists, ages 20-25, from Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin play classical and modern music for $1,800 in local awards plus entry to the national competition featuring first prize of $10,000. 351-5197, arts-nsal.org.

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.

Future highlights

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.

Essam Rafea. Solo oud performance, 4 to 5 p.m. March 19, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. This concert features Taqasim and original compositions. Rafea is chair of the Arabic Music Department at High Institute of Music, Damascus, principal conductor of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, and co-founder and oudist for the contemporary Arabic music group Hewar. 333-9597.

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.

Fithian acoustic jam. 1 to 6 p.m. March 22, Fithian Community Building, 201 N Main St. All acoustic styles and instruments. No mics or amps. 260-1582.

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 Moms Day Concert. 2 p.m. April 5, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Central Illinois Children's Chorus. 3 to 4 p.m. April 5, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. The chorus will perform selections from their diverse repertoire of music, languages, and composers. All ages are welcome.

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

In Concert at CPL: Hungrytown. 2 to 3 p.m. April 6, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. Americana/folk music. 403-2070.

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.

Concert by Alash, Tuvan throat singing ensemble. 2 to 3 p.m. April 6, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xoomei), a technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. One can find complex harmonies, Western instruments and contemporary song forms in Alash's music, but its overall sound and spirit are decidedly Tuvan. Part of UI International Week. 333-9597.

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.

Phantogram. 7:30 p.m. April 9, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $26; $18 UI student discount at box office only with valid ID; additional $3 processing fee online and phone only. 356-9063, thevirginia.org.

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.

UI Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 11, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. 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. In this performance, he draws from the American songbook and music of his friend Marvin Hamlisch. 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.

UI Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. 1 p.m. April 13, Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U.

Charlotte Mattax Moersch, harpsichord. Faculty recital, 3 p.m. April 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. 333-6280.

Krannert Uncorked. With Sherrika Ellison and Jeuse (R&B/soul), 5 p.m. April 17, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

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

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.

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

Tango at KAM. 1 to 4 p.m. 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. April 4, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music Euphor. Jo Mortland, 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.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. April 11, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music Big Bluestem. Kean Gall, 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 April 11, 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.

Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 12, Sidney Town Hall. Line and couples, singles welcome. Second Saturday of each month except June, July and August. Admission $5. 351-4110.

Latin Dancing Series. Latin American Dance Party, 7 p.m. April 18, Courtyard Cafe, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Dancing workshop, 7 p.m. Open dance with DJ, 8 p.m. $2, students with i-card; $3, general public. Presented by the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe and La Casa Cultural Latina.

Performing arts

This weekend

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.

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: Odd Request Improv, March 7; Chicago Improv Productions Touring Company, March 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.

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

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.

Next week

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

Storylines. A gathering of words and song, 4 to 6 p.m. March 16, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright, C. With performances by Amasong and master storyteller Dan Keding. Tickets $20 in advance at universityymca.org or at the University YMCA; $25 at the door. Includes show and one food voucher from Piato, wine and other beverages. Proceeds to benefit the University YMCA's work for Immigrant Friendly Communities.

Future highlights

Monsters and Dragons. 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 19, Institute 4 Creativity, 111 S. Walnut St., C. This concert in honor of World Storytelling Day features tellers of the C-U Storytelling Guild: Dan Keding, Kim Sheahan, Sue Searing, Linda Dust, Kath Brinkmann and Camille Born. 493-2675.

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.

Pocket Vinyl. 7 to 9 p.m. March 23, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. A melodic mesh between a piano and a painting. The unique show includes a man who hits, beats and slams a piano with his blistered fingers, while a woman creates a brand-new painting each night. 904-613-2623, facebook.com/events/710372152318135.

Theater

This weekend

'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 Clean House.'The Celebration Company, continues 8 p.m. March 6-8; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.

'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.

'The Nerd.' 7:30 p.m. March 7 and 8, 2:30 p.m. March 9, 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 15 and 2:30 p.m. March 16; the Creative Dramatics Workshop, 400 E. Byron St., Sidney. Tickets $5. 688-2395.

'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.

Next week

'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 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.

'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.

Future highlights

'Amateurs.' Red Mask Players, 8 p.m. April 4 and 5, 2 p.m. April 6, 8 p.m. April 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. April 13; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. 442-5858, http://www.redmaskplayers.com/reservations.htm.

'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.

'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. Dessert and conversation, 2 p.m. April 13 and 6:30 p.m. April 19; $7. 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. Before the performance on April 3, enjoy a special buffet dinner service at Intermezzo beginning at 5:30 p.m. 333-6280.

'Other Worlds.' 7 p.m. March 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. March 30; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. The play is a special reader's theater dedicated to science fiction and fantasy. 345-2287, charlestonalleytheatre.com.

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

'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.' 7:30 p.m. March 27-30 and 2:30 p.m. March 30; Parkland College Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $8-$16; at the door or cutc.org.

Outdoors / nature

This weekend

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.

Next week

'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.

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.

Woodcock Walk. 7 to 8 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. Register by March 10. 384-4062.

Woodcock Walk. 7 to 8 p.m. March 14, Buffalo Trace Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 775 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Join us in a search for the elusive wood snipe, aka the American woodcock, as the males perform their courtship display at dusk. Short presentation followed by a hike to look for them. Meet at Buffalo Trace Prairie parking lot on Illinois 47/North Lombard across the street from the Museum of the Grand Prairie. Registration required.896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

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. Runners must outwit, outrace or outlast the leprechauns to claim a gold prize and cross the finisher's bridge. Registration 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). Kids' race the same day. champaignparkdistrict.com.

'Unplugged: Becoming an Outdoor Family.' 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. "Unplug" from your day-to-day routine and get outdoors to reconnect with nature. Learn the skills to have a safe, fun and family-bonding outdoor experience. $5; children 5 and younger, free. Registration required. 896-2455, ehenson@ccfpd.org.

Future highlights

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.

Woodcock Walk. 7 to 8 p.m. March 21, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.Join in a search for the elusive wood snipe, aka the American woodcock, as the males perform their courtship display at dusk. Short presentation followed by a hike to look for them. $2; children 2 and younger, free. Registration required. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

'Growing Up Wild: Excited About Eggs.' 10 to 11 a.m. April 1, Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet. For preschoolers age 2-6. Learn about different animals that hatch from eggs. Parents/grandparents actively engage with children in this outdoors program. $5 per child. Register by March 28. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Nature Play Pre-K: Excited About Eggs. 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. April 4, Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. For preschoolers age 2-6. Learn about different animals that hatch from eggs. Parents/grandparents actively engage with children in this outdoor program. $5 per child. Register by April 1. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Illini Veterans' second annual Memorial 5K Run/Walk. 10 a.m. to noon April 5, UI South Quad. Race day registration and shirt pickup, 8 a.m. Help raise donations for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education soon to arrive on campus. Registration entry fees: adult/child, $30/$20 (includes T-shirt), early; $35/$25 (T-shirt availability not guaranteed), race day. illinivetsmemorial5k.com.

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. "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. Spurlock Museum WorldFest, 12:30 to 4 p.m. March 8. The museum celebrates the 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. Exhibit opening, "Homegrown: Gardening Yesterday & Today," and opening lecture, "21st Century Vegetable Gardening" by Sandy Mason, Extension educator, 2 to 4 p.m. March 9. 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. "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: Adults $4; under 18 years, $2; under 6, free. 431-0034, vcwm@comcast.net, vcwm.org.

Planetarium

William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $4-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — World of Science lecture. Storm chaser Andrew Pritchard on "Confessions of a Storm Chaser," 7 p.m. March 7. $1. — Main feature: "The Planets," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 7 through April 26. — Children's feature: "In My Backyard," 7 p.m. March 8. "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, March 15 to April 26, except for March 29. — Sky show: "Winter Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. March 14.

Exhibits

Alice Campbell Alumni Center. 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U. "Sojourn" by Sylvia Arnstein, University of Illinois alumna, through June 25. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Saturday hours only when classes are in session, not over breaks or holidays. 333-1471, uiaa.org.

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.

Aroma Cafe. 118 N. Neil St., C. Works by employees of Weiskamp Screen Printing, through March 31. Artists include Warren Bensken, RW Foster, Thomas Frye, John Han, Lindsey Keeter, Katie Latona and Michael Morgan. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to midnight Friday; 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. 356-3200.

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 11th display, "Fire Suppression Devices," 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; film screenings for teens and children, 2 p.m., and films for adults, 6 p.m., every Saturday. "Here (M-cife) + Material, 2013" by Sara Alsum-Wassenaar, through April 5; walkshops, exploratory excursion, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12 and 2 to 4 p.m. March 15; closing reception, 5 to 8 p.m. April 5. Connect + Create Porch Social, 5 to 8 p.m. March 7, and One Porch Project Party, 5 to 8 p.m. March 14 with turntables and projections. PorchWalks: Improvisations and Senses in Space, 4 to 6 p.m. March 13. 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. "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" showcases 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. 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," through March 30, Main Galleries and eGallery. "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. "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, through March 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 and 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., ends 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; 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.

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