Entertainment listings, March 14-20

Entertainment listings, March 14-20

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

Special events

This weekend

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 Creative-Reuse Art Fair. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15, Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Drive. More than 25 artist-vendors from three states will sell fun and functional art made from recycled/reused/repurposed/upcycled materials. Also on site: a pop-up art gallery featuring re-creations by community members. Produced by The IDEA Store, Champaign. Admission $2. The Cracked food truck will be there.

Twin Cities Comic Book Convention. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16, Holiday Inn Urbana, 1001 Killarney St., U. Dealers looking to sell and buy a variety of comic books and related collectibles. Free admission. 309 657-1599, epguides.com/comics.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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 are 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.

Middle Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Local fresh produce, handmade jewelry and accessories, bath and body care products, candles, gifts and more. Third Saturday of each month, January through April. Urbana Business Association. Free. urbanabusiness.com.

Films

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

Classic Monday Matinee. "Rebecca," 2 p.m. April 7, Danville Public Library, first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St. 477-5224, danville.lib.il.us.

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 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, 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, Darren 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.

Bellflower Country Opry. Annual '50s and '60s show, 7 p.m. March 15, gymnasium, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Doors open, 6 p.m. Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free. The Bellflower Lions Club will serve an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Community Center cafeteria. 898-7493, 309-722-3497.

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.

St. Patrick's Youth Orchestra. 7 p.m. March 16, St. Patrick's Church, 708 W. Main St., U. The orchestra's second season opening concert. This orchestra is student-run and features seventh- to 12th-graders from 10 schools in the area. Free admission. 416-0987.

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

Next week

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.

Porchapalooza. 5 to 8 p.m. March 21, Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C. Musicians, singers and music lovers invited to bring your instrument of choice and join in for an old-school jam session. 333-0786, figure1ne@gmail.com.

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.

Future highlights

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." Registration, tickets required. 333-1580, 333-6280, cusymphony.org.

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. Lee is professor of piano, Southern Illinois University; Stemper is 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.

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.

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.

Rodman Rail. 5 to 7 p.m. April 6, the Knights of Columbus, 310 Bryan St., Danville. Tickets $10. Portion of proceeds donated to the Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria for prostate cancer research. Food available for purchase and open bar. 474-1970, 260-1983, steverodmanmusic.com.

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. Tickets $4-$10. 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.

Guest vocalist Kelly Holden and faculty member Eric Simonson. Faculty and guest recital, 7:30 p.m. April 11, Bremer Conference Center Theater, Danville Area Community College. Evening of German songs. Free. 443-8728.

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.

Pygmalion Afterglow: Bones Jugs N Harmony. 10:30 p.m. April 12, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.

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

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.

Charlotte Mattax Moersch, harpsichord. Faculty recital, 3 p.m. April 13, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Young Baroque Artists Competition winners and Messiah sing-along, parts 2 and 3. 7:30 p.m. April 13, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. BACH 2014 competition winners will be featured in this showcase concert. Sing-along of parts 2 and 3 ("The Easter portion") of Handel's Messiah. Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. $10. baroqueartists.org, 378-6802, info@baroqueartists.org.

Amicizia Trio. Guest artist recital, 7:30 p.m. April 14, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U.

UI Steel Band. 7:30 p.m. April 15, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. 333-6280.

The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring The Archaea Tree Ensemble (harp, flute, percussion), 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. April 17, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

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.

Sudden Sound Concert Series. Featuring Chicago Underground Duo, 7:30 p.m. April 17, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Cornetist Rob Mazurek and percussionist Chad Taylor. Their signature acoustic sound of cornet, drums, and vibraphone is now often combined with electronics, drum machines, and African Mbira. kam.illinois.edu.

UI Percussion Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 17, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Marc Bubert, 8 p.m. April 18, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499.

Brass Chamber Music. 7:30 p.m. April 20, UI Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U.

Illinois Modern Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 22, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Hindsley Symphonic Band, UI University Concert Band and UI Campus Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. April 22, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 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

Illini Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 17, Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U. Swing-era dances such as Lindy Hop, Charleston and more. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No special shoes or dress required. Free. illiniswing.org, questions@illiniswing.org.

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.

Ballroom dance. 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday, the Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Class demo, March 21. Social ballroom dancing, casual attire, no partner needed. $9. 359-5333, regentballroom.com.

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.

'USO' themed dance. 7 p.m. March 15, the Linden Banquet Center, 224 W. Wheat Ave., Rantoul. Hosted by Rantoul's Rotary Club, Exchange Club and Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce to benefit the veterans' memorial proposed to be built in Rantoul. '50s and '60s music, appetizers, disc jockey Rob Daly, other entertainment, fundraising drawings and memorabilia of Chanute Air Force Base on display. Tickets at the door, but advance reservations encouraged; in advance at Shield's Auto Center, Rantoul; House of Flowers, Rantoul; Michelle Ramage at RCS schools; Jessica Holmes; or Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce, 893-3323.

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

C-U West Coast Swing Dancers' Third Sunday Dance. 7 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 to 10 p.m.; $5; $2, students and newcomers. Dances held third Sunday each month. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, lessonscuwestcoastdancers@gmail.com.

Next week

C-U West Coast Swing Dancers dance sampler and dinner. 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. March 18, Fluid Events Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Workshops and a general nightclub dancing for all skill levels. Registration by March 16: $20, dinner and workshops; $10, workshops alone; newcomers dinner, $10, and workshops free. Walk-ins welcome, $15 at the door (no meal). 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.

Irish Dancing for St. Patrick's Day. 7 to 10 p.m. March 22, Room 314, Illini Student Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Illini Folk Dance Society celebrating the holiday with a traditional Irish dance. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances taught. Introductory workshop, 7 to 8 p.m. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Free. 359-8225, illinifolkdance.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html.

Future highlights

C-U West Coast Swing Dancers. Bluesday Tuesday classes and dancing, Tuesdays, March 25 to April 15, Fluid Events Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Intermediate class, 6:30 p.m. West Coast swing basics 1 and 2, 7;15 p.m. Practice dance, 8 p.m. Registration, $40-$45; $50, walk-ins. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, lessonscuwestcoastdancers@gmail.com.

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.

C-U West Coast Swing Dancers' Third Sunday Dance. 7 to 10 p.m. April 20, Pizza M, 208 W. Main St., U. $5; $2, students and newcomers. Dances held third Sunday each month. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, lessonscuwestcoastdancers@gmail.com.

Performing arts

This weekend

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

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 benefit the University YMCA's work for Immigrant Friendly Communities.

Next week

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.

Comedy by Zan. 7 p.m. March 22, Sleepy Creek Vineyard, 8254 E. 1425 N. Road, Fairmount. $15 per seat or $13 for six or more. 733-0330, sleepycreekvineyards.com.

Future highlights

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.

Dancin' on the Porch. 5 to 8 p.m. April 4, Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C. The Porch Project concludes with an evening of improvisational dance with in2improv's Sandra Paola Lopez and Chris Reyman. 333-0786, figure1ne@gmail.com.

SPEAK Cafe. "A Brain Storm in Spring," 7 to 9 p.m. April 10, 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.

Third annual Magic and Other Nonsense. 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12, Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Magic by Markus Clegg and James the Magician, ventriloquism by Hannah Leskosky and high-energy acts by Leaders for Life Martial Arts Demo Team. Tickets $12 in advance at Exile on Main St., Champaign, Fluid Event Center; $15 at the door. etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=9868.

Theater

This weekend

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

'Another Round of Beer for Breakfast.' Continues March 13 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.

'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.

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' Edison Middle School's production, 7 p.m. March 13 and 15, and 3 p.m. March 16; Edison Middle School, 306 W. Green St., C. Tickets $5 adults, $3 students; at the door or call 351-3771.

'Disney's Beauty and the Beast.' Urbana High School Theatre, continues 7 p.m. March 13 and 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 Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?' Tri-County Players, musical comedy, continues 7 p.m. March 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. March 16; Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Tickets $12. 379-7028, marketstreettheatre.com.

'The Nerd.' Continues 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.

'The Rocky Horror Show.' Illini Student Musicals' spring 2014 production, 7:30 p.m. and midnight March 14; the Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Tickets: General admission, $11 (must be 18 to enter) at Canopy Club box office, Manolo's Pizza and Empanadas, Exile on Main Street or online. http://illinimusicals.wix.com, canopyclub.com, 800-514-3849.

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

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

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

Woodcock Walk. 7 to 8 p.m. March 14, Buffalo Trace Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 775 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Future highlights

'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. 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, "Homegrown: Gardening Yesterday & Today," through Dec. 31. 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," ends 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. — Sky show: "Winter Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. March 14; "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, March 21 through April 25. — Main feature: "The Planets," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 14 through April 26. — Children's feature: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, March 15 to April 26, except for March 29.

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, 2 to 4 p.m. March 15; closing reception, 5 to 8 p.m. April 5. 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," through March 28. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. March 14, with refreshments and music from a string duo from the Conservatory of Central Illinois. 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.

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. 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, 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.

Urbana City Building.400 S. Vine St. Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Artwork by Jason Patterson," portraiture, with American cultural, political, social and historical themes, through May 4. Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.

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.

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; ends March 15. $5, additional $1 for festival pass. "FIGURATION" exhibit by Veronica Pham, Mason Pot, Kinsey Fitzgerald, Maddie Wolfe, Will Blake, Jay Pahre, and the Life Drawing Club at UI, March 20 through April 1. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. March 29. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (except March 29, 7 to 9:30 p.m.) 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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