Entertainment listings, May 1-8, 2014
A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.
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.
Archaeology Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2, Davenport Hall on the Main Quad, University of Illinois campus. Hosted by the Archaeology Student Society at the University of Illinois. Theme is "Engage the Senses." Information booths and activities include games, cave art, flint knapping, food and beverages and oral tradition workshops. Free.
Kennekuk World War II Remembrance Days. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, Danville. Features re-enactors representing Allied and Axis units and civilians from 1939-1945. Flyover of vintage World War II warbirds on Saturday, weather permitting. Displays of the American, German, British and Soviet armed forces, American home front, WWII military vehicles, military camp displays, public battle re-enactments. Buildings occupied by re-enactors with displays inside. Free. 621-9899, email@example.com.
Monticello's May Market event. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, Downtown Monticello. Features a kids' craft, strolling musicians, a petting zoo and retail bakery items, in addition to vendors with home and garden improvement items. "Paint and Plant a Pot" for kids, 10 a.m. to noon. Monticello High School Jazz Band, 11 a.m. to noon, and various musicians during the remainder of the event. 762-9318, monticellomainstreet.org.
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.
Illinois 4-H BoxBot Robotics Competition. May 3, Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, C; use the far northeast door of gym 1 (entrance will be marked with 4-H clover signs and flags). A technology showcase, featuring several departments on campus, will demonstrate innovative, science-related devices, 11 a.m. Nearly 300 young robotics enthusiasts meet to test each team's robot; competitions begin at 12:30 p.m. Several booth demonstrations. Judging ends by 3:30 p.m.; awards presentation, 4:30 p.m. Demonstrations by high school robotics teams will follow the judging. Free.
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. to 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.
Asiafest Celebration. 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 3, Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Join Japan House and the Asian American Cultural Center in celebrating and honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The rich diversity of Asian cultures in Champaign-Urbana is celebrated through performances by local artists and student organizations, cooking demonstrations and interactive cultural educational booths including calligraphy, ikebana, origami and mehndhi. Free.
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 vendors with vintage and hand-made items, live music, food and wine, and 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 Ave. 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.
Clinton May Days Festival. 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 15, 5 to 9:30 p.m. May 16, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18; Mr. Lincoln's Square, downtown Clinton. Includes Luehrs' Ideal Rides Carnival each day, food and craft vendors open 5 p.m. May 16 and noon May 17 and 18, and lots of free entertainment, including an outdoor movie at dusk May 16 and music on stage at 7 p.m. May 17. Events on May 17 include First Christian Church's 2014 5K for 5K fundraiser, 8 a.m.; aMAYzing Scramble, 9 a.m.; waterball competition, 2 p.m.; Pro Wrestling Glory's MayDays Madness, 3 p.m.; American Legion's pork chop supper, 5:30 p.m. 935-3364, 866-433-9488.
Mental Health Awareness Expo. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 16, the Center for Children's Services, 702 N. Logan Ave., Danville. Various community organizations and information on mental health, an obstacle course, games, free Zumba lesson, free food, prizes and fun. Free and open to the public. 446-1300.
Heyworth's HeyDays. May 29 to June 1, Heyworth. Family fun includes carnival rides, baking contests, 5K race, musical entertainment and a community church service. Carnival rides are open from 5 to 9 p.m. May 29, 6 to 11 p.m. May 30, 1 to 11 p.m. May 31, with additional hours on May 31 abd June 1. heyworth-il.gov/heydays.
A Garden Party. 5:30 p.m. May 30, Peony Garden at Allerton Park, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Buffet dinner, silent auction items and music from the Vine Street Ensemble. Tickets $50 and must be purchased by May 21. All proceeds will go to the care and maintenance of Allerton's gardens. 333-3287, allerton.illinois.edu.
'Etc.' Student Film Festival. 9 a.m. May 3 and 2 p.m. May 4, auditorium (room 62), Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Featuring films from UI media and cinema studies students. 333-1861.
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 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.
Movie night. 6 p.m. May 23, Eli Field, 959 Iron Horse Place, Monticello. Enjoy a model-jet air show, followed by Disney's "Planes" on the big screen. Also, a craft for kids and concessions available. Movie sponsored by Kirby Medical Center. Rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Eli Field hangar. Free. 762-2583.
The News-Gazette Film Series. "Night at the Opera," 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 24, the Virginia Theater, 203 W. Park Ave., C. One Saturday each month, classic films are screened in original 35 mm. Tickets $6. 356-9063, thevirginia.org.
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 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. Guest drummer David Stanoch and vocalist Brandon T. Washington will be featured along with several excellent student soloists. Tickets $5. eiu.edu/doudna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 581-3110.
45th annual Central Jazz Fest. 5:30 to 11 p.m. May 2 and 5:30 to 10:45 p.m. May 3, Combes Gym, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University Ave. Music by local middle and high school big bands — Edison, Franklin, Centennial and Central on May 2, and Central, Jefferson, Parkland, Urbana and a Central alumni band on May 3. Special guest, retired Central band director Richard Dunscomb. Dinner, dessert or snacks from the Jazz Cafe. Admission at the door: $5; family maximum, $20.
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, bementcountryopry.com.
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, bluegrass 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.
ILLRock Block Party Concert. Gates open 1 p.m. May 3, music until 2 a.m., Oregon Street (between Manolo's Pizza and the Krannert Center) in Urbana. Oregon from Goodwin Avenue to Gregory Street will be closed for the concert. End-of-the-school-year celebratory concert event, featuring an eclectic mix of national and local hip-hop, electronic and rock bands: Chiddy Bang, with Shwayze, Future Rock, Down With Webster, Taylor Bennett, Frank Leone, Church Booty and more. Presented by The Canopy Club, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Alpha Mu. Tickets $20 in advance: canopyclub.com, bit.ly/1lBNlRu.
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, as guest soloist. Young Artist Scholarships to be presented. Free. Donations accepted. thechorale.org.
Rick and Friends. 7 p.m. May 3, Melvin Community Hall, Melvin. With guests, Cindy Maier with a tribute to Patsy Cline, and 10-year-old Tess Bottoms, singer and yodeler. Food for sale by Melvin Methodist Youth Group, 6 p.m. Admission $10. 388-2853.
Bellflower Country Opry. With guest, Mike Porter, 7 p.m. May 3, gymnasium, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Tickets $10, adults; 12 and younger, free. 898-7493, 309-722-3497.
Amasong's Spring Concert. "Seeds of Hope," 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 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, located just past the south entrance on Allerton Road, southeast corner of Allerton Park, Monticello. Features family musicians Justin Roberts and his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players. Event, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., includes inflatables, raffles, snacks and a local community expo. Snacks and drinks available for purchase, but picnics are encouraged. Door prizes. Tickets in advance: $10, adults; $5, kids ages 2 and up; at the door, $7-$12. 333-3287, tinyurl.com/11amconcert, tinyurl.com/concert2pm, chambanamoms.com.
Balinese Gamelan Concert. 1 p.m. May 4, UI Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Presented by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music. This end-of-semester concert features musicians of the University of Illinois Gamelan Class, the Urbana-Champaign Community Gamelan and a guest artist from Bali, as well as Gamelan Genta Kasturi from Kansas City, Mo. Free and open to the public. 265-0640.
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. Organist Michael Fisher, the church's choir conducted by Filippo Ciabatti 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, bementcountryopry.com.
The Prairie Ensemble. "Around the World in One Night," 7:30 p.m. May 10, McKinley Presbyterian Church, Fifth 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 (traditional Japanese harp) virtuoso Yoko Reikano Kimura. Tickets $8-$18. 355-9077, email@example.com, PrairieEnsemble.org.
Parkland Chorus, Parkland Chamber Singers and the Parkland Concert Band. Joint concert, "A Twist of Fate," 7 p.m. May 10, Parkland College Theatre, Parkland College, Champaign. Free and open to the public.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. 8 p.m. May 16, 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, bementcountryopry.com.
Bluegrass open jam session. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17, Market Street Resale, one block south of Illinois 49 and U.S. 150, Ogden. Parking available at the Pink House at that intersection. Outside, weather permitting.
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.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Janet Durham, 8 p.m. May 23, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499, bementcountryopry.com.
Hessel Park Concert. 6 to 8 p.m. May 25, Hessel Park, 1401 Grandview Drive, C. Battle of the Bands second and third place winners. 398-2550, champaignparkdistrict.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Chris Krause, 8 p.m. May 30, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10. 877-6499, bementcountryopry.com.
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.
Sounds at Sunset. 6 to 8 p.m. May 30, Robert C. Porter Family Park, Rising and Windsor roads, Champaign. Music by Cody and the Gateway Drugs. Sounds at Sunset events held this summer throughout Champaign. Each event will include an array of activities such as live music, inflatables and more. Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Free. 398-2550, champaignparkdistrict.com.
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.
May BluesCENTRAL farewell dance. 8 p.m. to midnight May 2, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Beginners welcome. Lesson, 8 to 8:30 p.m.; dancing, 8:30 p.m. $7; students, $5. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. May 2, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by musicians in an 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.
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. Learn 2Step, 7:35 p.m. May 2; Saturday Novice and Night Club Dance, 6 to 10:30 p.m. May 3; Mother's Day Dance, May 9. $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.
C-U West Coast Swing Dancers. 6 to 10 p.m. May 4, Memphis on Main, 55 E. Main St. C. Workshops: basics, 6 p.m.; intermediate, 6:45 p.m. Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission $6 per person for one; $10 for both. Dances, general admission, $5; newcomers and students, $2. cuwestcoastswingdancers.com.
Central Illinois English Country Dancers' Festival of the English May. 2 p.m. May 10, Andersons' barn. Workshops, a Maypole dance, Morris dancing and other activities, including English country dancing with music by The Flatland Consort and Friends, 7 p.m. Bring something to share at the potluck, 5:30 p.m., and snacks to share at the break in the dance. Free, though donations to help support dances accepted. firstname.lastname@example.org, 359-8225.
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' Sunday dance and workshops. 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/newcomers, $2. Door prizes. Dances held third Sunday each month. 708-794-6416, cuwestcoastswingdancers.com, 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.
Heroes Ball. 6 to 10 p.m. May 31, Custom Smokehouse, south U.S. 45, in Mattoon. Hosted by Becky Guymon and Dana Drew of Mattoon to raise funds for the Illinois Chapter of Operation Homefront. Promlike event features musical entertainment by Rock Mobile DJ Service, complimentary formal photos, complimentary photo booth, raffles, door prizes, cash bar and more. Must be 21 years old. Tickets $25; $40 per couple. 294-3879, 294-0470, teamimps.com.
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.
Zoo Improv's 9th birthday party celebration performance. "Toast and Jam," 7 p.m. May 2, SoDo Theatre, enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C. Audience members are welcome to join them on stage for jam sessions throughout the night. Birthday cake and a cash bar. 356-7805, zooimprov.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'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.
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. May 9: B minus. 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.
C-U Storytelling Guild event. 7 to 9 p.m. May 15, Institute 4 Creativity, 111 S. Walnut St. , C. This concert, "All in the Family," is part of the Second Storey concert series. Features stories old and new, told by master storytellers Dan Keding, Linda Wiss Dust, Sue Searing, Emily Bayci, Lesley Deem and Barbara Orden. Admission $10. Beverages available for a donation. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
'Boeing Boeing.' Continues May 1 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.
'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.
'Monty Python's Spamalot.' Parkland Theatre, musical, continues 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, continues 8 p.m. May 4 and 7-10; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.
'Singin' in the Rain.' Judah Christian High School drama club, 7 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3 and 2 p.m. May 3; Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect Ave., C. 359-1701.
'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.
'Til Beth Do Us Part.' The Monticello Theatre Association, May 31, June 1, 6, and 7; Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello. monticellotheatre.org, email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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. 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.
Champaign-Urbana Herb Society's annual Plant Sale. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10, Lincoln Square Village, 201 Lincoln Square, 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 from and questions answered by society members. Proceeds go toward book donations to area libraries, mini-grants to schools, community nonprofit organizations and toward educational public herb gardens. email@example.com, grandprairiefriends.org/plantsale.html.
Danville Garden Club plant sale. 8 a.m. to noon or until 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.
Bird hike. 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 16, Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Join a naturalist to look for migrating birds, including warblers, orioles, waterfowl and other species commonly found at Homer Lake. Novice and experienced birders alike are welcome. Binoculars provided or bring your own. Free. 896-2455, ccfpd.org.
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.
Mental Health Awareness run/walk. 9 to 11 a.m. May 17, Winter Park, Danville. This event is for the Center for Children's Services, a division of Aunt Martha's for the programs in Vermilion County. Registration: $20, $10 for youths 18 and younger, $55 for groups of 4-10, by May 1; $30 on race day. Registration, 8:30 a.m. by the softball fields; pick up a packet. T-shirts provided to participants. 446-1300, NWilliams1@auntmarthas.org, auntmarthas.org.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Kids@Krannert: Saturday Creative Fun for Families, 10 a.m. May 3, all galleries and Palette Cafe. "School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts," ends May 4. "Art as Provocation," ends 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. "2014 BFA Graduate Exhibition" opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. May 10. 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. "18th Annual Paint Illinois Juried Exhibition," opens May 9, through June 13. Reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 16. "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. Champaign County Historical Museum membership meeting, 7 p.m. May 7, Robeson Room, Champaign Public Library, to learn about the museum and its activities, followed by a presentation on "Champaign and Urbana Theaters 100 Years Ago," by Perry Morris, theater historian and president of the Champaign Historical Society. 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.
I&I Historic Farm Museum. 309 E. Busey St., Penfield. Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 595-5413 or 863-2681, antiquefarm.org.
Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Exhibit, "Homegrown: Gardening Yesterday & Today," through Dec. 31. Permanent exhibits: "Prairie Stories," "Blacksmithing on the Prairie" and "Champaign County's Lincoln." Discovery room, interactive stations and a gift shop. Free; donations appreciated. Hours: 1 to 5 p.m. daily. 586-2612.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. "Animal Encounters," 2 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time. Exhibits, facility and programs are family- and science-centered. Free with admission, no registration. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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.
Historic Lamon House. Located in Lincoln Park, North Logan Avenue, Danville. Opens May 4 for the season. Tour the home and on the first Sunday of each month meet Melissa Beckwith Lamon and her brother Hiram Beckwith, portrayed by Becky and Alan Woodrum. Hours: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday, May 4 through Oct. 27. 442-2922, 442-9222, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, 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, through June 13. — Main feature: "The Planets," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through May 17. — Children's feature: "Coyote Explores the Earth, Sun and 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.
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.
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. "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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition," ends May 3. "Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition" opens May 12, through June 7. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. May 14. 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. Closed May 26. 351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois," through June 22. Exhibition "Text & Textiles: Crafting the Lives of Guy and Irene Buzzard" in the eGallery, includes a gallery talk and loom weaving demonstration, noon May 1. 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, ends May 4. Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. Jodi Adams: "Art of Intention," photographs by Jodi Adams, ends May 4. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 and 2; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 3 and 4. "Three Takes on Essence," a group show by Danielle Muzina, Christen Contario and Erica Young, May 7-10; opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. May 9. Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. May 7 and 8; 6 to 9 p.m. May 9; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 10. 904-613-2623, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.