Entertainment listings, April 10-17, 2014

Entertainment listings, April 10-17, 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. April 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13; Gordyville USA Auction Arena, 2205 County Road 3000 N, Gifford. Auction, 10 a.m. April 12 and 11 a.m. April 13. Free admission. 568-7117.

Easter Bunny at Village Mall. Photos with children, daily until April 19, Village Mall, Danville. danvillevillagemall.com. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m. April 12; free; email to register, villagemallbunnybreakfast@gmail.com.

Boneyard Arts Festival. April 10, UI campus; April 11 and 12, Champaign and Urbana; April 13, Out and About Champaign County — throughout Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul, Homer, Mahomet and Fisher. Countywide festival that takes place in a variety of venues and features hundreds of artists, musicians, actors, dancers, poets and performers of all kinds sharing their creativity. 40north.org/programs/boneyard, abaker@40north.org.

Easter Eggstravaganza. 10 a.m. to noon April 12, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Bring your children 8 and under for stories, an Easter craft and an egg hunt. Register by April 9, 893-3955.

25th annual Clements Comedy Cafe. 7:30 p.m. April 12, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Live humor and music, featuring the "clean comedy" of Tony Clements. This show will also be the farewell production of the cafe. Tickets $15, $20. Additional processing fee, $2, online. 356-9053.

Next week

Champaign Park egg hunts. Nite Lite Egg Pursuit, 7 p.m. April 18 at Hessel Park; Eggstravaganza, 10 a.m. April 19 at West Side Park; and Eggs-ploration!, noon April 19 at Douglass Park. 398-2550, champaignparkdistrict.com.

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.

Future highlights

Compagnia T.P.O. Virtual Playground. 5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. April 24, Colwell Playhouse Stage, Krannert Center, Urbana. Explore life below the blue waters of the Mediterranean and experience the stagecraft of Bleu! in this demonstration and tour. Free, tickets required. 333-6280.

Local Authors Fair. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Meet-and-greet session as authors display and sign books, April 25. Workshops by authors in morning and a tea from 2 to 4 p.m. April 26. Register by April 24. 893-3955, rantoullib@gmail.com.

Karee Exclusive's Mother's Day Charity Fashion Show Extravaganza. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11, Hilton Garden Inn, Chief Illiniwek Ballroom, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Admission $10, includes complimentary facials, nails, food and fashion show. Fifty percent of all proceeds will go toward helping struggling mothers with rental assistance. Tickets at the door or at beingapartofchange.com.

Films

This weekend

Public screening. "Bully," 6 to 8 p.m. April 10, Champaign Public Library, rooms A and B, 200 W. Green St. Hosted by the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. Screening followed by a short public discussion about bullying. 356-5880, juniorleaguecu@gmail.com.

New Art Film Festival. 5 p.m. to midnight April 13, the Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church St., C. For the fifth year running, C-U Confidential and the Art Theater Co-op present the best in creative filmmaking the community has to offer. A signature showcase of downstate Illinois cinema made by friends and neighbors. Mix of shorts, features and live presentations. Free. arttheater.coop.

Future highlights

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Film Festival. 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 22-24, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium 600 S. Gregory St., U. One documentary each evening, followed by a discussion/Q&A session with relevant guest experts. Documentaries: "Living Downstream," April 22; "Terra Blight," April 23; and "Waste=Food," April 24. Free. Joy Scrogum, 333-8948, jscrogum@illinois.edu, sustainability.illinois.edu/earthweek2014.html.

16th annual Ebertfest. April 23-27, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. "Life Itself," 7:30 p.m. April 23. "Museum Hours," 1 p.m.; "Short Term 12," 4 p.m.; "Young Adult," 9 p.m. April 24. "He Who Gets Slapped," 1 p.m.; "Capote," 4 p.m.; "Do the Right Thing," 8:30 p.m. April 25. "Wadjda," 11 a.m.; "A Simple Life," 2 p.m.; "Goodbye Solo," 5 p.m.; "Born on the Fourth of July," 9 p.m. April 26. "Bayou Maharajah," noon April 27. Tickets $14 for each film; $12 for students and senior citizens. 356-9063.

Film. "The Ten Powers of Dreaming," 7:30 p.m. April 26, Pottery Place, 1808-C Round Barn Road, C. The film is about how dreams have impacted history through their profound messages. Free. Hosted by the School of Metaphysics during its 26th annual National Dream Hotline, 6 p.m. April 25 until midnight April 27. 344-2270, dreamschool.org,

Celebrate International Jazz Day. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Jazz Film Fantasy, 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 29, Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C. Short films, featuring Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith. Introduction by Sam Reese. Traditional Jazz Orchestra, 7 to 9 p.m. at Esquire Lounge, 106 N. Walnut St., C.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies. "Saving Mr. Banks," 2 to 4 p.m. May 7, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. Call to reserve a seat. 267-3170.

Music

This weekend

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 a performance by 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.

DoCha (Downtown Champaign Chamber Music) Festival. April 11-13, Orpheum Theatre, Champaign. Young people's concert, "Classical Categories," a comical and educational musical field trip program for school children, 10 a.m.; chamber music performance, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," features members of the Jupiter Quartet, 7 p.m. April 11. Young people's concert, "Classical Categories," a comical and educational musical, family-friendly and open to the public,1 p.m.; chamber music performance, "Americana," features an arrangement of Anton Dvorak's String Quartet Op. 96, The American Quartet, followed by the University of Illinois Black Chorus, 7 p.m. April 12; open to all ages. Chamber music performance, "Some Like it Hot," features the Brahms Piano Quintet, 5 p.m. April 13; open to all ages. Free. docha.org.

Krannert Uncorked. With the Afrikania Cultural Troupe featuring Midawo Interval: Brasstastic. Noon April 11, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. New Orleans brass music. Free. 333-6280.

Kelly Holden, soprano, and Eric Simonson, piano. Recital of German lieder and piano works, 7 p.m. April 11, Bremer Conference Center, Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

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 (classic country), 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.

Scholarship auditions. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 12, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Presented by the Guild of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. Students in grades 6-12 auditioning to receive one of 10 $300 scholarships to the Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp. Auditions are open for the public to attend. paulasjones@att.net or 352-8868.

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.

Philo Country Music Show. 3 p.m. April 13, R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison, Philo. Hosted by Ed Clem and Chrissy Rigsby. Special guest, Gary Fairchild. Featuring Logan Kirby, Dyke Corson, Dave Ohlsson, Doug Greenlee, Ed Clem, Chrissy Rigsby. Showcases country music talent in a Branson-style live music stage show. Tickets $10. Concessions available. 274-3888, 714-7394, dorgilbrin@aol.com.

Young Baroque Artists Winners Showcase and 'Messiah' Singalong. 7:30 p.m. April 13, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Showcase concert, featuring the three young winners of this year's Young Baroque Artist Competition: violinist Daniel Meling (first-place winner), harpist Thea Kammerling (second place) and violinist Jenna Lee (third place); and an audience singalong of Parts II and III ("The Easter portion") of Handel's "Messiah." Borrow a score at the door or bring your own. Tickets $10. baroqueartists.org, 378-6802, info@baroqueartists.org.

Next week

Amicizia Trio. Guest artist recital, 7:30 p.m. April 14, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. This New York City trio features Parkland and UI graduate Johanna Kosak on piano, Song-A Cho, violin, and Stephanie Iovine, cello, who will perform as part of their Midwest tour. Free.

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, Erica Neal (country), 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.

Future highlights

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.

Drumming Up World Music: Rhythms, Songs and Drums of West Africa, the Caribbean and the USA. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23, Lake Land College Theater, Mattoon. An interactive world music event hosted by Lake Land College. Special performance, open to the public where participants have the opportunity to interact with the performers, go on stage to play instruments and learn through hands-on exploration. Bands from Mattoon schools in attendance. Free. Paula Rosine, 234-5265 or prosine@lakeland.ss.il.us.

Eastern Illinois University Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. April 24, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. "A Russian Festival," 7:30 p.m. April 25, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring Igor Kalnin, violin. Tickets $5-$35. 333-6280, cusymphony.org.

Eastern Illinois University Choral Ensembles and Percussion Ensemble. Multicultural concert, 7:30 p.m. April 25, 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, Rockin' Terry Lee (Jerry Lee Lewis style), 8 p.m. April 25, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $12.50-$15. 877-6499.

Daniel Bachman. 8 to 10 p.m. April 25, Indi Go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., C. Playing what he describes as "psychedelic Appalachia" since he was a teenager, Bachman was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Va. 904-613-2623, youtube.com/watch?v=LKvFhPF0xYA.

Finish Line: Ryan Ideus and Feudin' Hillbillys. 4 p.m. April 26, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. Bar is open and the food ready at 4 p.m. Band takes the stage at 4:45 p.m. Bring new or gently used shoes for infants through adults and drop them off at the shoe drive donation booth hosted by the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. 333-6280.

UI Varsity Men's Glee Club. 7:30 p.m. April 26, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Danville Symphony Orchestra. "Two Times the Fun," 7:30 p.m. April 26, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Features piano duo Charles Webb and Steven Mann. Includes a tribute to founding conductor Harry Adams. Tickets $15-$30. "Moments with the Maestro," 6:45 p.m., lobby. Following the concert, a post-concert reception at Vermilion County Museum. Complimentary to season ticket holders; single ticket holders, $10. Register before April 24 at 443-5300 or swalker.dso@gmail.com. 443-5300, danvillesymphony.org.

Balkanalia. 7:30 p.m. April 26, Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U.

Dr. Earl Boyd Celebration Concert. 7:30 p.m. April 26, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Honoring the legacy of Earl Boyd, former chair of the EIU Music Department and composer of the EIU fight song. Presentations, multimedia and musical selections. Part of EIU's annual Celebration: A Festival of the Arts. Proceeds benefit the EIU Marching Band. Tickets $10. eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

UI Trombone Choir. 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Philharmonia. 7:30 p.m. April 29, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Combo Concert I. 7:30 p.m. April 29, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Eastern Illinois University Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. April 29, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

UI Jazz Band II. 7:30 p.m. April 30, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Wind Orchestra Chamber Concert. 7:30 p.m. April 30, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Illini Strings. 7:30 p.m. April 30, Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Free.

Krannert Uncorked. With Lauren Turk and Friends (Motown/blues), 5 p.m. May 1, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.

In Concert at CPL: Mike Blakely. 7 to 8 p.m. May 1, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Award-winning singer, songwriter, and author. He will sign books in addition to performing his music. 403-2070.

Nathan and Julie Gunn and Friends. 7:30 p.m. May 1, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$40. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Band IV. 7:30 p.m. May 1, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Lisa Marie Presley. 7 to 10 p.m. May 2, Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar. Showtime, 7 p.m. All ages. Tickets $45. 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com.

UI Concert Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. May 2, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. May 2, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $12.50-$15. 877-6499.

UI Jazz Vocal Ensemble and UI Jazz Vocal Combos. 3 p.m. May 3, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

I-Pan Steel Drum Band. 3 to 4 p.m. May 3, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Calypso and Soca music, the native music of Trinidad and Tobago performed on steel drums by students from the University of Illinois School of Music. For all ages. 403-2030.

UI Jazz Band III. 7:30 p.m. May 3, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

Sinfonia da Camera: 'Three's a Charm.' 7:30 p.m. May 3, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. A trio of Beethoven number 3s, one of them features Ian Hobson on piano. Tickets $5-$34. 333-6280.

Krannert Center Debut Artists. Alexandra Nowakowski, soprano, and Samuel Gingher, piano, with Jianan Yu, piano accompanist, 3 p.m. May 4, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $5-$42. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Saxophone Ensemble and UI Jazz Guitar Ensemble. 3 p.m. May 4, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Latin Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. May 4, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Trombone Ensembles. 7:30 p.m. May 6, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Symphony Orchestra, UI Oratorio Society and UI Chorale. 7:30 p.m. May 6, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

UI Jazz Combo Concert II 7:30 p.m. May 7, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.

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

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

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 May 1, Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U. Swing-era dances such as Lindy Hop, Charleston and more. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No special shoes or dress required. Free. illiniswing.org, questions@illiniswing.org.

Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. 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.

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. Turning Techniques, 7:35 p.m. April 18. $9. 359-5333, regentballroom.com.

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.

Jane Austen Ball. 7 to 10 p.m. April 12, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Attend as your favorite character from her books. All dances taught, then dancing to music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages welcome. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Refreshments served. Admission $5 ($1 off if you bring a snack to share). 359-8225, centralillinoisecd.org.

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.

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

Next week

Allerton Barn Dance. 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 18, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello. UI Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton. Featuring: BowDacious String Band, 6 to 7 p.m.; Sam Payne and Friends, 7 to 8 p.m.; The Curses, 8 to 9 p.m. Food and drink served, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family; suggested donation at the door. The concert series will continue throughout the summer and fall with a different genre of music performed at each concert. 333-3287, allerton@illinois.edu.

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.

Easter Fusion Saturday West Coast Dancers Dance. 7 to 11 p.m. April 19, Pizza M, 208 W. Main St. , U. Champaign-Urbana West Coast Swing Dancers DJ. Special blues workshop with Jennifer White, 7 p.m. $6. Dance, 7:45 to 11 p.m. General, $5; students, newcomers, $2. Door prizes. 708-794-6416, cuwestcoastswingdancers.com.

Future highlights

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.

Nightclub dance sampler. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 22, Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Dancers of all ages and skill levels. Light dinner, 5:30 p.m.; pros demo, 6 p.m.; drawings for private lessons, 6:10 p.m.; Workshops, 6:15 p.m.; door prize drawings, practice dance and grand prize mini private lessons, 8:15 p.m. Workshops, $10; newcomers dinner, $10 and workshops free; walk-ins welcome, $15 but no food. 708-794-6416, cuwestcoastswingdancers.com.

Country music and dancing. 6 to 8 p.m. April 23, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons. Held the second and fourth Wednesday every month. No cover; donations accepted. 442-7339.

Country music and dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. April 25, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Tex and Friends. 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 25, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music Too Old To Be Controlled. Paul Watkins, 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 May 9, 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. May 10, Sidney Town Hall. Line and couples, singles welcome. Second Saturday of each month except June, July and August. Admission $5. 351-4110.

Country music and dancing. 6 to 8 p.m. May 14, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons. Held the second and fourth Wednesday every month. No cover; donations accepted. 442-7339.

Country music and dancing. 6 to 8 p.m. May 28, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons. Held the second and fourth Wednesday every month. No cover; donations accepted. 442-7339.

Performing arts

This weekend

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.

The Abe Froman Project, improv troupe. 7:30 p.m. April 11, H20 Salon, 109 N. Broadway Ave., U. Free. Benefit performance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 12, for Creature Community AIDS Project with performances by local poets, playwrights, musicians and dancers; tickets $5 in advance (at H2O Salon or call 337-1480); $7 at the door. Also, photography and jewelry by local artists, April 11 and 12, Boneyard Arts Festival.

Penny Dreadful Players Presents: Comedy Sportz. 8 p.m. April 11, University Place Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, 403 S. Wright St., C. Interactive improv experience. 352-5118, facebook.com/PennyDreadfulPlayers.

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. April 11: Duplicity. April 18: Abe Froman Project. 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.

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.

The Trikhala Bellydance Troupe. 1 to 2 p.m. April 12, Beads N Botanicals, 117 N. Broadway Ave, U. University of Illinois undergraduate and graduate students will perform their style of tribal fusion dance, a mixture of American tribal-style belly dance, traditional ethnic belly dance and contemporary dance styles such as hip-hop. Free.

Future highlights

Dance at Illinois Series: Studiodance II. 7 and 9 p.m. April 24-26, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$15. 333-6280.

Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers to the University of Illinois. 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 24, University of Illinois, Lincoln Hall Theater, 702 South Wright St., U. Evening of poetry, song and appreciation. Poets, scholars, singers and dancers reading, discussing and expressing their appreciation for Brooks' art and inspirational legacy. Performers include the University of Illinois Black Chorus; Aurora, a troupe led by Brooks' daughter, Nora Brooks Blakely; poets Janice Harrington and Laurence Lieberman; artist Amos Kennedy; local high school students; and Haki Madhubuti, co-founder and director emeritus of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing. Free. 333-3777, dsears@illinois.edu.

Compagnia T.P.O.: Bleu! The Mediterranean. 7 p.m. April 25, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 26, Colwell Playhouse Stage, Krannert Center, Urbana. Through immersive tricks of technology and with spectator interactions, the stage becomes a world of falling stars, faraway islands and underwater creatures. Tickets $10-$30. 333-6280.

Diavolo. 7 p.m. April 30, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Exploration of movement by the theatrical athletes of Diavolo. Tickets $10-$38. 333-6280.

VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 p.m. May 1, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Showcases readings by fiction writers and poets from the creative writing master of fine arts program.

'The Sleeping Beauty.' Champaign Urbana Ballet, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 2 p.m. May 4; the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $12-$24. 356-9063.

David Rousseve/Reality: Stardust. 7:30 p.m. May 3, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$35. 333-6280.

Theater

This weekend

'Amateurs.' Red Mask Players, continues 8 p.m. April 11 and noon and 2 p.m. April 13; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. 442-5858, redmaskplayers.com/reservations.htm.

'Another Round of Beer for Breakfast.' Continues April 10 through 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.

'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.

'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.

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

'The Threepenny Opera.' Music Theatre Opera by Eastern Illinois University's Music and Theatre Arts departments, 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12; the Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu, eiu.edu/doudna.

'Rock and Roll Forever.' Schlarman Academy, musical, 6 p.m. April 10, Schlarman Academy South Campus gymnasium, Danville. John Jacobson's musical will be a dinner theater performance. Menu: chicken and noodles, dessert, beverages. Tickets $6-$8; can be purchased at the door. 442-2725.

'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.' Continues 7 p.m. April 10-12 and 2:30 p.m. April 13; Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University Ave. Tickets $5-$10.

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

Next week

'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.

Future highlights

'Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine.' A Children's Theatre Production of the Eastern Illinois University Theatre Department, 7 p.m. April 25, 2 and 7 p.m. April 26 and 2 p.m. April 27; The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, EIU campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu.

'The Hobbit.' Red Mask Players, Spring 2014 Children's show, May 12-17; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. 442-5858, redmaskplayers.com/reservations.htm.

'Les Miserables.' Danville Light Opera, dinner theater, 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 2 p.m. May 4; Danville High School, Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St., Danville. Student tickets (with ID), $5; adults, $19. 431-1660. danvillelightopera.com.

'Other Desert Cities.' The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. April 24-27 and 30, May 4 and 7-10; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.

'Singin' in the Rain.' Judah Christian High School drama club, 7 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3 and 2 p.m. May 3; Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect Ave., C. 359-1701.

Outdoors / nature

This weekend

Strides Against Hunger. 8:15 a.m. start for 1-mile race and 8:30 a.m. for 5K, April 12, Main Street, Arcola. Check-in, 7 a.m., in front of City Hall, downtown on Locust Street. Registration fee $20, $25 on race day. Benefit lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Center, Main Street. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children 5 and younger. Spring open house, downtown shops open after the race and lunch. Fundraiser for the Arcola Food Pantry. 871-4784, ctnzro@gmail.com.

Next week

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.

Second Wind Running Club Summer Fun Runs. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. A timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile. Held during daylight savings hours only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. secondwindrunningclub.org.

The 11th annual Spores N More Mushroom Festival. April 18 and 19, Lake Shelbyville. The mushroom festival boasts a variety of activities sponsored by Heartland RC&D, Shelby County Office of Tourism and communities surrounding Lake Shelbyville, including Findlay, Shelbyville, Sullivan and Windsor. All activities are open to the public. Festival kicks off April 18 with a reception and mushroom soup dinner at American Legion, Findlay. Morel Championship Hunt, April 19; registration $20 by April 11, then $25. Registration also at 7 a.m. April 19 at Wyman Park, Sullivan. Mushroom auction, 1:30 p.m. April 19; registration, 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19; Wyman Park. lakeshelbyville.com, 774-2244.

Future highlights

Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Family Skywatch Dark-Sky Observing. 8 to 11 p.m. April 26, Middle Fork Forest Preserve, Penfield. Start at Middle Fork Forest Preserve Activity Center for a presentation about navigating the night sky, celestial objects and the effects of city lights. Following presentation, telescopes set up for viewing. Canceled if weather is unfavorable. cuas@cuas.org, 351-2567, cuas.org.

Miles of Hope to Cure Type 1 Diabetes 5K Run/Walk. 8:30 to 11 a.m. May 3, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet. Family-friendly 5K run/walk to raise money for Type 1 diabetes research. The 5K walk/run follows a scenic, paved path in Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve and is followed by music, face painting and raffles. Register at milesofhopetype1.blogspot.com. 246-4934.

Aruna 5K. 10 a.m. to noon May 3, University of Illinois Arboretum, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Aruna, a Hindi word meaning "bright morning sun," is the name of an initiative in South Asia seeking to end commercial sexual exploitation by bringing freedom and restoration to the many women and children sold into the trade. aruna5kcu@gmail.com

Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Family Skywatch. 9 to 11 p.m. May 3, 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. Canceled if weather is unfavorable. cuas@cuas.org, 351-2567, cuas.org.

Run or Dye Champaign. 9 a.m. to noon May 10, downtown Champaign. Bring your friends and run a color-blasted 5K; get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Afterword, enjoy the world-famous Dye Festival, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky. Family-friendly; kids 6 and under participate for free and do not require registration. Create a team and save $5, then use the code: BLOGCHAMPAIGN to save another $10. bit.ly/1jvmEg7.

The 23rd annual Human Kinetics Not Your Average Joe 5K Walk/5-Mile Run. 9 a.m. May 10, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana. Annual race to benefit local charities and honor the life of Joe Seeley. Four age divisions for 5K walk; eight categories for male and female runners in 5K and 5-mile events. Register online: before April 15, $21 for adults and $13 for ages 18 or younger, includes T-shirt; after April 14, $23 and $15 with T-shirt. Also register: noon to 6 p.m. May 9, Human Kinetics, or 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. race day, Crystal Lake Park. notyouraveragejoerace.com, 403-7534.

UI museums

Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts," opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 19, through May 4. "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 opening celebration: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags," 7 to 9 p.m. April 10. Refreshments, gallery exploration and a 7:30 p.m. performance of Haitian dance by the Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company in celebration of the spring Campbell Gallery exhibit. Free. Through Aug. 10. 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 Edgar County Student Art Show," through April 27. "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. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and younger, free. 893-1613, aeromuseum.org.

I&I Historic Farm Museum. 309 E. Busey St., Penfield. Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 595-5413 or 863-2681, http://www.antiquefarm.org.

Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Boneyard Arts Festival, 1 to 5 p.m. April 13. Artists Deborah Fell (art quilts), Fred Delcomyn (photography), Kate and Gretchen Winkler from Cottage Yarn Pros (eclectic fiber art) and Carlie Fieseler (upcycled jewelry) share their artwork and process with visitors. Also, a small quilt show from its permanent collection; live music by Young and the Fretless, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; experiment with art. Free. 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. "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. "World War I with America's March King," through March 20, 2015. 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. 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: "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, April 11-25. — Main feature: "The Planets," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 11-26. — Children's feature: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 12-26.

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.

Asian American Cultural Center. 1210 W. Nevada St., U. "Women, Culture & Society," paintings and photography by a diverse group of Asian American artists from the Champaign-Urbana community, through July 1. Artist reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 10. Boneyard Arts Festival. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. oiir.illinois.edu/aacc, http://www.40north.org.

Bryant Cottage State Historic Site. 146 E. Wilson St., Bement. Twelve unusual displays examining kerosene technology of decades past, each lasting one month. Final display in the series, "King Kerosene," through April 27. Explores the use of kerosene in daily life of households and businesses. 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. "Well-Loved" by Colleen Maynard and Cream and Flutter, April 10 through May 19. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 11. Laura Wennstrom's new installation piece "(Re)Reticulation," elected as the 2014 Boneyard Arts Festival Signature Image, and "Between the States," opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. April 18, through May 17. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 1 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 333-0786, 244-0342, art.illinois.edu.

Fisher Community Center. 100 E. School St., Fisher. Boneyard Arts Festival, 1 to 4 p.m. April 13. Interactive event, featuring paintings by Maggie Rae Kirby; caricature drawings by Dan Wild; photographers Laura Trovillion and Kristin Darling offer a photo booth; Penny Thompson demonstrating jewelry making; and other artists. In addition, be a part of the Be Kind Illinois/Ben's Bells Project while crafting ceramic hangings. Fisher Grade School grades 1-5 participate in an art exhibition; winning entries announced, 1:30 p.m. Refreshments, entertainment. Free.

Illinois Central Station offices. 312 N. Walnut St., C. Boneyard Arts Festival. Two groups of artists. Second-floor galleries feature works responding to the vacancy of the space and the history that it holds — including the 2014 Boneyard Signature piece "Reticulation" by Laura Wennstrom. First floor features 2-D and 3-D works, glassblowing demos, live painting, video installation and local DJs. 5 to 10 p.m. April 11, 2 to 10 p.m. April 12.

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. Rooms A, B, C, and South Lounge, 1401 W. Green St., U. Boneyard Arts Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13. VAMP Film Photography Exhibit. CSSA Photography Studio Contest. Special guest Lyosha Svinarski, owner of the Urbana Photography Museum. Analog cyanotypes photography demo by local photographer Steve Ingram. Music by Emily Otnes and the Weekdays.

Institute 4 Creativity. 111 S. Walnut St., C. "Signs of Life: National Printmaking Winners," a traveling exhibit of printmaking by young artists presented by the National Society for Arts and Letters, Central Illinois Chapter, through April 18. Closing reception, 6 to 9 p.m. April 18, with a performance by flutist Ashley Chanel Shank, NSAL intern for the woodwind competition and doctorate of musical arts candidate at the UI, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. institute4creativity.org, info@institute4creativity.org.

Interpretive Center. Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Exhibit, "Passenger Pigeons," through Dec. 31. Special exhibit commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction. Free. Hours (April, May): 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Java Connection. 107 E. Sangamon Ave., Rantoul. Art Exhibit "ARISING" by Andrea Carty Cox, Lindsey Scott, Mary Chester, Ian Wang, Kathryn Cox, Rick Decorie, Eric Kidwell and more in the UP Gallery. Traditional Chinese Guzheng music by Melody Pu Liu and Salena Wang. Children's street art with Lindsey Scott, and face painting. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. April 13; Boneyard Arts Festival.

Market Place Mall. 2000 N. Neil St., Champaign. Artwork by students from Champaign Unit 4 schools, April 12-25. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Parkland Art Gallery.2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Sneak preview of "Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition," noon to 2 p.m. April 12; opens April 14, through May 3. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 18, gallery lounge; awards ceremony at 7 p.m.; musical performance by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu.

Salt Fork Center. Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Boneyard Arts Festival, 1 to 5 p.m. April 13. Local artists will have works on display and for sale. Visitors can create their own works of art with items from nature: Learn how to sketch, make jewelry and more. Bring your own camera and art supplies; wildlife and scenery provided. All ages. Free. 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "2014 Graduate Art Exhibition," through April 27, Main Galleries. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, holidays. 581-2787, eiu.edu/~tarble/.

UI Library. 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U. "Art and Music of the Spanish Civil War," presentation and flash exhibition includes Pete Seeger materials, 3 to 5 p.m. April 10. "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. "Inside/Outside," works by Laura Wennstrom, opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 10; through May 17. 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.

Women's Resources Center. 703 S. Wright St., U. Healing Works annual art exhibit, through April 30. Includes painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, collage, writing, performance and film. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. 333-3137.

Galleries

Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. "Thousand Dollar Quilts" and other works by Nina Paley, art opening, film screening and open house, 7 to 9 p.m. April 11. Meet the artist and see the artwork, 1 to 4 p.m. April 12. Through June. Hours: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, during studio hours or by appointment. 417-2591, info@amarayoga.com.

Another pop-up gallery. 311 S. Neil St. (formerly Kirby Tire), C. Boneyard Arts Festival, April 11 and 12. Visual art including sculpture, drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed media by 10 local artists, and musical performances, 3 to 10 p.m. April 11 and noon to 10 p.m. April 12.

Beads N Botanicals. 117 N. Broadway Ave., U. Paintings by Lee Boyer, April 11-13. "Meet the Artist" wine and cheese reception, 2 to 4 p.m. April 12. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 365-9355.

Cracked Glass. 202 S. First St., C. Work by local artists, including stained glass, fused-glass pieces, bead jewelry, 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, cracked-glass.com, contact@cracked-glass.com.

Enterprise Art Studio/Rantoul Arts and Artists League. 803 Enterprise Drive, Rantoul. Artwork from various artists in the Rantoul area, and a portrait/figure drawing demonstration presented, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13; Boneyard Arts Festival.

Hua Nian Art Studio. 1308 S. Race St., U. Abstract paintings, pen and ink drawings and paper tearing artwork on display and for sale, 1 to 5 p.m. April 13; Boneyard Arts Festival.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "abCU: Letters, Words, and Wisdom," 2014 typography exhibit and fundraiser, opening reception, 6 to 10 p.m. April 11, beverages and snacks, with music by George Turner Trio. Through April 14. "Eye of a Traveler" by Craig Pessman, April 17-22. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 18. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Except 6 to 10 p.m. April 11. 904-613-2623, indigo.coop@gmail.com, indi-go-art.com.

Kiefer Photography. 111 E. Sangamon Ave., Rantoul. Fine art photography of Julie Kiefer, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13; Boneyard Arts Festival.

McGown Photography. 5801 W. Springfield Ave., C. Photography and paintings by Lawrence McGown and an exhibition from the members of MELD (the Monday Evening Life Drawing Group), noon to 5 p.m. April 13; Boneyard Arts Festival.

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.

Wind, Water & Light. 161 Lincoln Square, Urbana. Jewelry; glass; mixed media by Bonnie Switzer; watercolor and pencil by Matt Pacunas; new work from Larry Steinbauer; work from Danny Reece; music by Cara Maurizi; and Wild Wimmin' Craft Collective, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 11 and 12; and Cara Maurizi, piano, 11 a.m. April 12; Boneyard Arts Festival.

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