Entertainment listings, April 24-May1, 2014
A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.
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, email@example.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.
American Legion Auxiliary 19th District Quarter Auction. 1 p.m. April 27, Homer City Building, about three blocks east of Homer on the Homer/Catlin Road. Snacks, baked items, silent auction and a few vendors with items for sale. Numbers for auction are $2 each or 3 for $5.
Spirited Fun for the Run. 5 to 8 p.m. May 1, Jupiter's at the Crossing, 2511 Village Green Place, C. Beverage sampling, food, raffles, silent auction, a band and guest speaker from St. Jude. Annual fundraiser for St. Jude; donations for the Champaign to Peoria St. Jude runners. Tickets $15. firstname.lastname@example.org, eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-spirited-fun-for-the-run-tickets-10926239677.
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.
Kennekuk WW II Remembrance Days. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4, Bunker Hill Historic Area of Kennekuk County Park, Danville. Features re-enactors representing Allied and Axis units and civilians from 1939 through 1945. A flyover of vintage World War II warbirds on Saturday. Living history displays, public battles, tactical skirmishes specifically for the re-enactors, messenger bird demonstrations and a program on the fashions and hairstyles of the period. Free. 621-9899, email@example.com.
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.
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.
Hobnob Spring Market. 5 to 8 p.m. May 9 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10, The Laury Barn at Bunker Hill inside Kennekuk Cove County Park, 22296 Henning Road, Danville. An outdoor rain-or-shine event with over 80 vintage and handmade vendors, live music, food and wine, giveaways. May 9, ticketed first-look shopping, music by The Bankesters, cash bar, giveaways; tickets $10 in advance, $15 at gate. Market Day, May 10. Admission $5 at the gate. Children 12 and under, free both days. 765-366-2557, hobnobmarket.com.
National Train Day — Tuscola. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10, Tuscola Community Building at 122 W. North Central, Tuscola. A designated train viewing and photo area, an HO model train layout, railroadiana vendors and locomotive horn exhibit. Rain or shine.
Karee Exclusive's Mother's Day Charity Fashion Show Extravaganza. 2 to 4 p.m. 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.
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Film Festival. Continues with the documentary, "Waste=Food," 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 24, Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium 600 S. Gregory St., U. Documentary followed by a discussion/Q&A session with relevant guest experts. Free. Joy Scrogum, 333-8948, firstname.lastname@example.org, sustainability.illinois.edu/earthweek2014.html.
16th annual Ebertfest. Continues April 24-27, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. "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 available. General admission tickets $10 at the door. 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 had an impact on 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.
Movie night. 4 to 6 p.m. May 3, Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C. At 4 p.m., screening of the documentary, "END:CIV (subMedia)," which explores our society's addiction to violence and environmental exploitation. Sean Tierney will lead a discussion after the screening. 333-0786.
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.
Monday Matinees. 2 p.m. May 19, Danville Public Library, first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St. Free movie series on the third Monday of every month. 477-5220.
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, email@example.com, 581-3110.
Earth Week Benefit Concert. 7:30 to 11 p.m. April 24, Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, 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 its 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.
Working Women's Expo After Party. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 24, The Fluid Events Center, 44 E. Main St., C. Bands performing are Johnnie Mae, Radio 6, Mike Ingram, 90's Daughter, Feudin' Hillbillys, The Live Karaoke Band and DJ Bob Bass. No cover. workingwomensexpo.com/afterparty.
Jambalaya Music Festival. 6 to 10 p.m. April 25, Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Concert series to support new projects and developments in the restaurant. Vegan jambalaya available for purchase. $5 at the door.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The Duo Gasta House Concert. Modern Celtic/American music, 7 to 9 p.m. April 25, Sylvia's Irish Inn, 312 W. Green St., U. $10 cover charge at the door. 384-4800.
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 of 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 the Vermilion County Museum. Complimentary to season ticket holders; single ticket holders, $10. Register before April 24 at 443-5300 or email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 581-3110.
Illinois Wind Symphony. Chamber concert, 12:30 p.m. April 27, at Hessel Park, Champaign. Concert for those on the Autism Spectrum and their families in conjunction with the Autism Walk. Free.
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, email@example.com, 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, Foellinger Great Hall, 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 as well as perform 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.
Eastern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. May 1, The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Tickets $5. eiu.edu/doudna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 581-3110.
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, email@example.com.
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.
Eastern Symphony Orchestra. "Ovations," 7:30 p.m. May 2, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Tickets $5-$12. eiu.edu/doudna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 581-3110.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Erica Neal, 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 $10. 877-6499.
Green Mill Village and WIXY 100.3 FM Music Festival. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4, Green Mill Village, Arcola. A free music festival with both indoor and outdoor stages. Family-friendly festival with local and regional musicians. Outdoor stage and beer tent featuring live country, rock and oldies bands. The Best Western plus Hotel and Suites Convention Center will host an indoor stage with the area's best Christian, Blue Grass and acoustic bands. 254-4012, gmvdevelopment.com.
Hessel Park Concert. 2 to 5 p.m. May 3, Hessel Park, Champaign. Featuring Edison Middle School. 398-2550, champaignparkdistrict.com.
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.
The Chorale's Young Artist Scholarship concert. 7 p.m. May 3, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Features The Chorale, singing the music of Mendolssohn and Canadian composer Eleanor Daley. With soprano Brenda Rucker, a former Chorale member, guest soloist. Young Artist Scholarships to be presented. Free. Donations accepted. thechorale.org.
Amasong's Spring Concert. "Seeds of Hope," 7 p.m. May 3 and 4:30 p.m. May 4, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Features music from six continents in seven languages celebrating the innate joy and promise experienced in the struggles of life. Suggested donation, $15-$25. ("More if you can, less if you can't.") 328-6828, amasong.org.
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 featuring 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. 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.
Parkland Orchestra and Parkland Wind Ensemble. Parkland College Spring Concert, 3 p.m. May 4, Parkland Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Free and open to the public.
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.
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.
Orchestral concert. 7:30 p.m. May 9, Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 102 N. State St., C. Featuring a concerto for organ, choir and orchestra music by Poulenc, Mozart, Haydn and Salieri. Michael Fisher, organist, the church's choir and guest singers featured in addition to the orchestra. A festive reception will follow in the parish's Great Hall. 352-9827.
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 $10. 877-6499.
The Prairie Ensemble. Concert, "Around the World in One Night," 7:30 p.m. May 10, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 5th and John Streets, Champaign. Concert conversation, 7 p.m. Program will travel from Japan to Eurasia to Italy and to an Africa-inspired Harlem. Featuring koto virtuoso Yoko Reikano Kimura. Tickets $8-$18. 355-9077, email@example.com, PrairieEnsemble.org.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. 8 p.m., The Upper Bout, 723 S. Neil St., C. Featuring Paddy Keenan and John Walsh. Traditional, acoustic Celtic music. Tickets $20 adults, $10 student/senior. firstname.lastname@example.org, pipers-hut.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Cindy Suttles-Moore, 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 $10. 877-6499.
Annual Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival. Noon to 7 p.m. May 17, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 425 E., Arcola. Music featuring nationally award-winning bands and local favorites: Balsam Range, James King Band, Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome, Mackville and Firebox Bluegrass Band. Music starts at noon. Bands will perform an afternoon and evening concert with Balsam Range doing one big show to close the festival at 7 p.m. Bluegrass jamming encouraged inside the park, but not in the concert area. rockome.com, 268-4106.
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.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 28, Carle Park, Urbana. Free, weekly concerts, featuring local bands playing a mix of tunes. May 28 features E.S.P. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade, fun activities. Kids can get a close-up look at an Urbana police car, visit with an officer and meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, May 29; 367-9575 or check facebook.com/urbanaparkdistrict. 367-1544.
Summer Sounds Concert. Featuring Hillbilly Deluxe (country), 6 to 9 p.m. May 30, Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville. Food and drinks, 5 p.m. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by AMBUCS. summersounds.org.
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, email@example.com.
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.
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.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. May 2, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Community Band. Open stage led by Brenda Koenig and Dave Soucek. Deborah Hyland, caller. Potluck, 5 p.m. Workshop, "Turning Waltz," 6:45 p.m.; led by Jonathan Sivier. No partner, costume or experience necessary. 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.
C-U West Coast Swing Dancers' Third Sunday Dance. 7 to 10 p.m. May 18, Pizza M, 208 W. Main St., U. $5; $2, students and newcomers. Dances held third Sunday each month. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
C-U West Coast Swing 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, email@example.com.
English Country Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. May 24, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages welcome. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience, not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission $2. 359-8225 centralillinoisecd.org.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 25: Improv relay for American Cancer Society, beginning improv class showcase, Random Acts of Service, DeBono music improv from the UI and Zoo Improv. 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, email@example.com.
Spoken word performance and punk show. 6 to 8 p.m. April 26, Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C. Sean Tierney and William Blake host a punk show to encourage alternative approaches to societal and bureaucratic obstacles via an independent and empowered state of existence. 333-0786.
COLAB: Music and Dance Performance. 3 p.m. April 27, Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, auditorium (room 62), 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. 333-1860, kam.illinois.edu.
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.
Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana. 6:45 to 9 p.m. May 25, UI Round Barn, St. Mary's Road, Urbana. Semistaged performance of Purcell's opera of love and loss, "Dido and Aeneas," with costumed Baroque dance in a unique, rustic setting. 6:45 p.m. social time and 7:30 p.m. performance. baroqueartists.org.
'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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'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.
'Monty Python's Spamalot.' Parkland Theatre, musical, continues 7:30 p.m. April 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. Half-price night, May 1. 351-2528, parkland.edu/theatre.
'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.
'The People V. B.B. Wolf.' 6:30 p.m. April 25 and 2 p.m. April 26; Rantoul Eater Junior High School, 400 E. Wabash Ave., Rantoul. The cast asks for canned goods to be brought to help the local community center, and a 50/50 raffle will take place with the funds helping the annual C-U Austim Walk April 27. Free.
'The Revenger's Tragedy.'What You Will Shakespeare at the University of Illinois, 8 p.m. April 25 and 26; University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C. Doors open, 7:40 p.m. Admission $7 at the door. email@example.com.
'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 and 3, 2 p.m. May 4, 7 p.m. May 5, 9 and 10, 2 p.m. May 11 and 7 p.m. May 12; Charleston Alley Theatre, at 718 Monroe St., Charleston. Tickets $10. 345-2287.
'The Hobbit.' Red Mask Players, spring 2014 children's show, May 12-17; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets $3-$5. 442-5858, redmaskplayers.com/reservations.htm.
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 at the Vermilion County Rape Crisis Center at 1630 Georgetown Road. Suites 1 and 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, firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com, 351-2567, cuas.org.
Sunday Morning Bird Walks. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays through May 25; meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Search for birds in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park. Learn basic bird-watching and identification techniques from a leader of the Champaign County Audubon Society. Bring binoculars or call 384-4062 to inquire about borrowing a pair. urbanaparks.org.
Nordic Walking Group. 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Race Street parking lot, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Weekly group. A 4-mile route around Meadowbrook Park. All Nordic walkers welcome. Walk in all seasons. No charge. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Flower Sale. Noon to 4 p.m. May 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 and 9 a.m. to noon May 3, Indian Acres Swim Club, 1 Arrow Road, C. Net proceeds will benefit the Cunningham Children's Home. 714-3540.
Walk on the Wild Side Fundraiser. 6 to 9 p.m. May 2, The Pear Tree Estate, Champaign. Take a walk on the wild side at the Pear Tree Estate in support of the University of Illinois Wildlife Clinic. Event includes a gourmet dinner, a silent and live auction for adventure packages and artwork by wild animals, and a raptor demonstration and face painting. 244-1562, eventbrite.com/e/walk-on-the-wild-side-2014-registration-10991081621.
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. email@example.com
Nigeria Water Project: Run With Water 5K. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3, University of Illinois Main Quad, Champaign. Runners will have an additional challenge of carrying a gallon of water for the second half of the race. Prizes awarded to top runners as well as best "water" costume. Cost $10. All proceeds go to support Nigeria Water Project. Register at eventviva.com/event/613945482031781.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 351-2567, cuas.org.
Champaign-Urbana Herb Society's annual Plant Sale. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Joined by Grand Prairie Friends, African Violet Society, Central Eastern Illinois Beekeepers Association and St. Joe Wetland Association. See variety of plants; learn about the environment and get advice and questions answered by society members. Proceeds go toward book donations to area libraries, mini-grants to schools, community nonprofit organizations and to its educational public herb gardens. email@example.com.
Danville Garden Club plant sale. 8 a.m. to noon or sold out, May 10, Lamon House, Lincoln Park, 1031 N. Logan Ave., Danville. Perennials, hostas, yard ornaments, houseplants, garden tools, magazines, pots, containers and compost.
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.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts," 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.
Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris. "Annual Edgar County Student Art Show," ends 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, firstname.lastname@example.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. DIY Weekend Wizard, 1 to 3 p.m. April 26. "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 email@example.com.
Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Open house celebrating the Vermilion County Museum Society's 50th anniversary, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3. Includes Ginger Lozar Puppet Shows, ice cream, Forever Forte Women's Barbershop Quartet and historical characters. Children may dress in new period costumes and have their pictures taken. Bring your camera and have your photo taken with the puppets. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, vcwm.org.
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 25 through June 13. — Main feature: "The Planets," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 26 through May 17. — Children's feature: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 26. "Coyote Explores the Earth, Sun & Moon," 7 p.m. Saturdays, May 3-17, 31 and Aug. 9-23.
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.
Bremer Conference Center. Campus of Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville. College Express Exhibition, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29, by students throughout Vermilion County high schools. The public is encouraged to come. Refreshments. College Express is a cooperative venture between the Vermilion Vocational Education Delivery System, DACC and local school districts to provide career and technical education programs for Vermilion County juniors and seniors.
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," ends 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.
Champaign Public Library. 200 W. Green St., C. "Through Their Eyes: A Student Exhibit on the Holocaust," 5 to 8 p.m. April 29. Sponsored by The Holocaust Education Committee of Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation, the exhibition will feature original work created by students in grades 5-12 in Champaign and Ford counties. 403-2000.
Figure One. Exhibition space of the UI School of Art + Design, 116 N. Walnut St., C. Installation piece, "(Re)Reticulation" by Laura Wennstrom, through May 17. (Re)Sew Quilting Bee, 6 to 8 p.m. April 25; participate in a collective re-sewing of the deconstructed quilts that make up (Re)Reticulation. "Between the States," through May 17; artists talk by William Blake and Sean Tierney, 3 p.m. May 3. "Well-Loved" by Colleen Maynard and Cream and Flutter, through May 19. 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.
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, email@example.com.
Market Place Mall. 2000 N. Neil St., Champaign. Artwork by students from Champaign Unit 4 schools, ends 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. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "2014 Graduate Art Exhibition," ends 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. "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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. "Distant Hollerings" by Preston Jackson, Professor Emeritus of the Art Institute of Chicago, ends 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, email@example.com.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.