Entertainment listings, April 17-24, 2014

Entertainment listings, April 17-24, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

Champaign Park District 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.

Lil' Boots Easter Rodeo. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19, Stock Pavilion, 1402 W. Pennsylvania Ave., U. Presented by the Rodeo Club at the University of Illinois. Proceeds go to those affected by the November tornadoes in Gifford and Washington. Event for the whole family. Carnival games, a petting zoo, pony rides and an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Lunch available. Children, $5; 2 and younger, free. rodeoclubatuofi.weebly.com.

Next week

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.

Celebration: A Festival of the Arts. April 25-27, on South Seventh Street between the Doudna Fine Arts Center and the Tarble Arts Center on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Festival starts at 11:30 a.m. April 25 when the first band takes the stage and the food booths open. Variety of arts experiences for visitors of all ages, including musical performances, dance programs, an international fair, a children's art tent and children's theater. Also, the annual Prairie Plant sale, the Celebrate Herpetology exhibit and a fine arts fair on April 26 and 27. 581-2113.

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.

The American Family Insurance 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash. April 26, outside Memorial Stadium, Champaign. For runners and volunteers to meet up with family and friends for postrace fun. Music from local band Decadents, eats from area food trucks and drinks and activities for all ages. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the music stage will feature local bands, and adult runners will partake in a complimentary celebratory drink in the beer tent, provided by Fat City Bar & Grill. Family-friendly activities include a bounce house, a giant slide and new inflatable jousting. visitchampaigncounty.org/events-calendar/27th-mile.

Future highlights

Fourth annual 18th Street Block Party. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, 18th Street, Charleston. This celebration of spring includes shopping specials, food vendors, live music, classic car show and rummage sale. 345-4700.

15th annual Parkland Motorsports Car Show. May 3, M parking lots, Parkland College, Champaign. Classic and late-model custom cars, stock cars, trucks and other vehicles will be on display. Community residents are invited to display their vehicles. Registration before the event, $10; registration day of the show, 10:30 a.m. and noon, $15. Judging at noon. Student choice awards announced at 3 p.m.; participant vote awards, 4 p.m. Free. 351-2209, parkland.edu/carshow.

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.

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

Films

Next week

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.

Earth Week film. "Bidder 70," 8 p.m. April 22, UI Quadrangle near Anniversary Plaza (Illini Union), Urbana. Join the Students for Environmental Concerns for an outdoor screening of the story of one student's act of civil disobedience toward climate justice. Bring a blanket.

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.

Movie premiere. "Land of Plenty: Robert Allerton and His Gift to Illinois," 7 p.m., April 24, Retreat Center Library, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Historical documentary by Yeoman Filmer Productions, followed by an exclusive presentation and question-and-answer session with the film's Writer and Director, Tory Dahlhoff. Cash bar and popcorn will be available. General admission tickets $10, available the night of the event. Reserved seating, $25, in advance; 333-3287.

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.

Future highlights

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 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.

The Live Jukebox Show. 7 p.m. April 17, Villa Grove Star Theatre, 17 N. Main St., Villa Grove. 418-7858.

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

Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Grass Roots Revival (traditional bluegrass music), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 18, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. April 25: Big Creek Guitar Band (blues). Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.

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.

The Bellflower Country Opry. With guest, Chris Krause, 7 p.m. April 19, gymnasium, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St., Bellflower. Tickets $10, adults; 12 and younger, free. 898-7493. 309-722-3497.

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

Next week

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.

Earth Week Benefit Concert. 7:30 to 11 p.m. April 24, Red Herring, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Students for Environmental Concerns Benefit Concert, featuring local bands Illini Contraband, Ashland, The Ars Nova, Justin Rondon, Alec's Band and We The Animals. $5 suggested donation. Proceeds will benefit the University YMCA and their funding of SECS projects toward a more sustainable Earth. sustainability.illinois.edu/earthweek2014.html.

Thompson Square. 8 p.m. April 24, Eastern Illinois University's Lantz Arena, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston. The reigning Academy of Country Music vocal duo of the year will perform. Tickets $20-$23. 581-5122.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. "A Russian Festival," 7:30 p.m. April 25, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring Wendy Warner, cello. 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. American primitive acoustic guitarist.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.

Future highlights

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.

Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Timber Train (traditional, popular and bluegrass songs performed with great vocal harmony), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 2, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. May 9: Big Bluestem (traditional fiddle music with Irish influence). May 16: Mitchells Bluegrass and Gospel. May 23: Rodman Rail (songs from John Denver, Eagles, James Taylor and more). May 27: The Oakwood Boys (mix of blues, original and popular music). Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.

Frances Watts Johnston Junior High Honors Band and Chorus Festival concert. 6:30 p.m. May 2, Field House, Lake Land College, Mattoon. More than 130 students from 20 area junior high schools will participate. 234-5445, aarena@lakeland.cc.il.us.

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.

Chambanamoms.com Children's Concert. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 4, Allerton Barn, southeast corner of Allerton Park, Monticello. The first of what is planned as an annual event features family musicians, Justin Roberts and his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players. Includes a community expo and children's activities starting one hour before each show. Snacks and drinks available for purchase, but picnics are encouraged and tables will be available. Door prizes. Tickets $10, adults; $5, kids (any age). tinyurl.com/11amconcert, tinyurl.com/concert2pm, 333-3287, chambanamoms.com.

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 9, 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.

Allerton Jazz Concert. 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 9, Gatehouse Lawn in Allerton Park, Monticello. The Mahomet-Seymour High School Jazz Band, 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the Chip McNeill Quartet, 7 to 9 p.m. Free.

Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Jessie Adkins, 8 p.m. May 16, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Future highlights

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.

CU WCDS Dancers, Sunday Workshops and Dance. May 18, Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Workshops: basics, 6 p.m.; intermediate, 6:45 p.m. Fee for workshops: one, $6; both, $10 per person. Dance, 7:30 p.m. Cost: general, $5; students/newcomer, $2. Door prizes. 708-794-6416, lessonscuwestcoastdancers@gmail.com.

Performing arts

This weekend

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 18: Abe Froman Project. April 25: Relay for Life Benefit night, Beginning Improv Class Showcase, Random Acts of Service, DeBono. Participate or just watch. Family-friendly, interactive kids' show, 7 p.m. the last Friday of each month, followed by the regular features at 8 p.m. $5. 356-7805, zooimprov.com, contact@zooimprov.com.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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

'Another Round of Beer for Breakfast.' Continues April 17-19; 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.

'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, continues 7:30 p.m. April 17-19; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$18. Dessert and conversation, 6:30 p.m. April 19; $7. 333-6280.

Next week

'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, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. 581-3110, doudnatix@eiu.edu.

'Boeing Boeing.' April 24 to June 15; 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.

'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.

Future highlights

'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.

'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.

'Taming of the Shrew.' 7 p.m. May 2, 3, 2 p.m. May 4, 7 p.m. May 5, 9, 10, 2 p.m. May 11 and 7 p.m. May 12; Charleston Alley Theatre, at 718 Monroe St., Charleston. Tickets $10. 345-2287.

Outdoors/nature

This weekend

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.

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.

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.

Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center's 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.' 11 a.m. April 26, Temple Plaza, downtown Danville. Registration, 9:30 am. Preregistration taken at at the Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center at 1630 Georgetown Road. Suite 1 & 2, Tilton. Preregistration $20, individual; $10, students with a student ID. Day of event registration, $25. Includes a T-shirt. Refreshments provided to all walkers. 446-1337, vcrapecrisiscenter.org, educator.vcrcc@gmail.com.

Future highlights

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. Afterward, attend the Dye Festival, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky. Family-friendly; kids 6 and under participate for free and do not need 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: $23 for adults and $15 for ages 18 or younger, 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.

Roots Walk. 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 16, Crystal Lake Park, North Woods Pavilion, Urbana. Listen to live, local roots, folk and Americana music while strolling past the mature trees of our oldest park. The C-U Folk and Roots Festival will have a selection of soloists and small combos scattered along the candlelit walks of the park. Musicians will be centered around the North Woods Pavilion. Parking at Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center. Rain date: May 17; call 367-9575. 367-1544, urbanaparks.org.

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. "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags," 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.

Ford County Historical Society Water Tower Museum. Located in the remodeled city water tower and pump house, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton. "Treasures from the Museum Attic" features items that have been in storage and some that date to the mid-19th century; through July 6. Summer hours: open 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday. 379-3723, 379-4111, rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilfchs.

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. Green Fun Fair! 1 to 4 p.m. April 19. Hosted by Alpha Phi Omega and the museum. Variety of sustainability-friendly crafts and activities for children. "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 18-25. — Main feature: "The Planets," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 18-26. — Children's feature: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 19-26.

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. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. oiir.illinois.edu/aacc, 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, through May 19. 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.

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.

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, closes with a reception, 6 to 9 p.m. April 18. Reception includes 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.

Market Place Mall. 2000 N. Neil St., Champaign. Artwork by students from Champaign Unit 4 schools, through April 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. "Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition," through May 3. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 18, gallery lounge; awards ceremony at 7 p.m.; music by 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.

Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services. A community awareness project exhibit using stuffed animals to raise awareness about sexual abuse: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 at One Main Plaza in downtown Champaign. cu-races.org.

Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "2014 Graduate Art Exhibition," through April 27, Main Galleries. "From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois," through June 22. 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. "Art at the Y: (Re)Sew Quilting Bee,"12:30 to 2 p.m. April 22; visitors are asked to participate in a collective re-sewing of the deconstructed quilts that make up (Re)Reticulation in a traditional quilting bee format. "Inside/Outside," works by Laura Wennstrom, 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, through June. Hours: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, during studio hours or by appointment. 417-2591, info@amarayoga.com.

Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. "Distant Hollerings" by Preston Jackson, Professor Emeritus of the Art Institute of Chicago, through April 26. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 367-3711, cinemagallery.cc.

Cracked Glass. 202 S. First St., C. Work by local artists, including stained glass, 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.

Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Eye of a Traveler" by Craig Pessman, April 17-22. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 18. Jodi Adams: "Art of Intention," photographs by Jodi Adams, opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. April 26, through May 4. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 904-613-2623, indigo.coop@gmail.com, indi-go-art.com.

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

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

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