Entertainment listings, June 12-19, 2014
A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.
Gordyville USA flea market and auction.4 to 9 p.m. June 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15; Gordyville USA Auction Arena, 2205 County Road 3000 N, Gifford. Auction, 10 a.m. June 14 and 11 a.m. June 15. Free admission. 568-7117.
Thomasboro Sesquicentennial. 5 to 9 p.m. June 13 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 at West Side Park; and 4 to 11:30 p.m. June 14 on Main Street, Thomasboro. DJ/dance with Kris Ehler of E Entertainment, free hot dogs, chips, drinks and popcorn available, June 13. A 5K run (registration, 7 a.m./fee), 8 a.m.; children's activities, fire safety house, Civil War characters, ID kits and METCAD calls, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m; a Monster Truck demo at 1 p.m. with Raminator and Rammunition, Mopar Muscle; at 4 p.m., activities move to Main Street, where people can purchase food, visit the Robert Morfey Fire Museum; tent gates open, 4 p.m., with music by Marvin Lee and guest, Maria Rademacher, 5 to 6:30 p.m., and Ryan Ideus and the Feudin' Hillbillys, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Boot Scootin' Auction. 5:30 to 10 p.m. June 13, Schroeder Farms, Bellflower. Traditional barn dance music and barbecue fixings. Tickets $50. All proceeds benefit the BLAST program in the Mahomet school district. mahometyouth.org, 586-6323.
60th annual Bement's Old Glory Festival. June 14, Bement. Bryant Cottage State Historic Site, 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 5K walk/run (registration, 6:45 a.m., and start, 8 a.m.), flag raising, free stagecoach rides, petting zoo, kids' obstacle course, ice cream and flag lowering. Veterans Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: vendors, cutest-baby contest, classic car show, DJ and Bement Community Band, a Salute to Old Glory program, kids' games and activities, inflatables. Bodman Street, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: volleyball tournament, entertainment, music including The King Family Band, Nickel and Dime Band and High Cotton, and the Lions Club chicken fry. Coles Pasture, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: big trucks and antique tractors, helicopter viewing and strong man competition. Boyer Street: cricket-spittin' contest, 11 a.m. Champaign Street: kiddie tractor pull, 1:45 p.m. State Bank of Bement's '50s/'60s show, 7 p.m. at Bement Country Opry. bement.com.
UI Extension Vermilion County Master Gardeners 2014 Garden Walk. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14, homes in Oakwood including those of Kevin and Winnie Beers, Ron and Janice Lee, Paul and Pat Coolley, Ila Hillard and Herb Wiese, and the Butchkos, plus Sleepy Creek Winery and the Herb Garden and Historic Atwood House at Kennekuk County Park. Tickets: $8 until June 13; $10 on June 14; available at Vermilion County Extension office in Plaza 31, 3164 N. Vermilion St., Danville, Danville Gardens, Berry's Garden Center, Big R and Kennekuk County Park. 442-8615.
Champaign Park District's Summer Kickoff Festival. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sholem Aquatic Center, 1 to 7 p.m. at Centennial Park, Champaign, and 1 to 7 p.m. June 14 at Prairie Farm, Champaign. Public swim and aquatic events at Sholem. Park activities include inflatables, lawn games, face painting, zucchini races, music, crafts and balloon animals, and concerts in the park: Henhouse Prowlers, 1 to 3 p.m., and Brasstastic, 5 to 7 p.m. Prairie Farm activities include country crafts and games, touch-a-tractor, balloon animals and hayrack rides. 398-2550, champaignparkdistrict.com.
Uncork Urbana Wine Festival. 1 to 9 p.m. June 14, Busey Bank parking lot, corner of Main and Race streets, Urbana. For ages 21 and older. Sample wines from up to 15 different vineyards and craft beer. Other activities include cooking demos; sample food pairings; and music including Joni Dreyer and the Maytags, Andy Moreillon, Killer Bee Honey, The Live Jukebox Show and the Diva and the Dude. Admission $10; includes five tasting tickets; additional tickets available. urbanabusiness.com/uncork-urbana-wine-festival, email@example.com.
Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration. Noon to 3 p.m. June 14, Douglass Park, Champaign. Listen to music and visit different vendors. Children will also be invited to make arts and crafts and play at the bounce house and obstacle course. 403-2090, champaign.org.
Hog roast with music, bags tournament. Noon to midnight June 14, Lake of the Woods Bar and Liquors, 204 S. Prairie View Road, Mahomet. Bags tournament at noon; Your FNDJ Jamie Norton, playing music, noon to 4 p.m.; free food, hog roast prepared by Illinois Street Bad Boyz BBQ around 3 p.m.; and AD/HD, 8 p.m. to midnight. Bags, $20 per team; registration, 10 a.m. Bring chairs; everything outdoors. 586-4312.
Sundowners Car Show. 1 to 5:30 p.m. June 14, northeast corner of Centennial High School, Champaign. Benefit for the American Cancer Society sponsored by Sundowners Car Club. Registration from 1 to 3 p.m. Winner announced at 5 p.m. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. 898-2239, 979-1504, relayforlife.org.
Historic Buildings at Kennekuk. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, through Labor Day, Kennekuk County Park, west of Danville. Historic buildings, cabin and nature center open.
Piatt County Fair. June 17-22, 523 S. Jefferson St., Cerro Gordo. Fair pageant, 7 p.m. June 17; Autumn Zero performs, 8:30 p.m. June 20; White Whiskey Coalition (4 p.m.) and Riverbottom Nightmare (8:30 p.m.) take the stage June 21; ITPA tractor pull, 6:30 p.m. June 20; noon bags tournament and an antique tractor pull conclude the entertainment on June 22. Free admission. 454-8815, piattcountyfair.com.
Arts in the Park. 10 a.m. June 21 and 22, Lincoln Park, 1000 Logan Ave., Danville. More than 60 artists booths, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; two full days of continuous on-stage performances, starting with Laurel School of Dance at 10 a.m. June 21 and Forgiven at noon June 22, with the last performance by 144th National Guard Army Band starting at 7 p.m. June 21 and Danville Municipal Band at 6:30 p.m. June 22; Sidewalk Chalk Competition at 10 a.m. June 21; "Art on Wheels" classic car show Saturday morning; a children's tent and festival food. artsintheparkdanville.org.
'Yappy Hour at the Clark.' 1 to 4 p.m. June 22, Clark Bar, 207 W. Clark St., C. Fundraiser in support of Mobile Mutts Rescue and Rescue Transports. Mutt Strutt costume contest; silent auctions, bidding closes, 3:30 p.m.; pet photography; entertainment by Dody and Friends, joined by several local musicians, including former members of No Secret. 840-1702, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ford County Fair. June 22-28, fairgrounds, Melvin. Parmalee headlines the fair with opening act John King Band, 7 p.m. June 24. Other events include daily morning livestock shows; daily petting zoo; queen pageant, June 23; rides on the midway start evening of June 24; remote-controlled car racing and talent show, June 25; truck and tractor pulls, June 26; C-Bar Rodeo, June 27; demo derby, June 28. Music in the beer tent: Cover 4, June 26; Outbound Drive, June 27; Back Paiges, June 28. Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians with Al Pierson, 8 to 11 p.m. June 28, dance building. fordcountyfair.org, email@example.com.
Vermilion County Fair and Expo. June 24-28, Vermilion County Fairgrounds, U.S. 150, east of Oakwood. Vendors, livestock, horse show, barrel race, bull riding, food and more. Beer tent from 4 p.m. to midnight each day, and on June 28 with bands, Masons Jar and Outbound Drive. Carnival rides, 5 to 10 p.m. June 24-26, 5 p.m. to closing June 27 and 28. Grandstand lineup includes: queen pageant on June 24, truck and tractor pulls on June 25 and 26, demo derby on June 27, talent contest on June 28. 443-4005, thevermilioncountyfariandexpo.com.
Piatt County Trail Blazers 60th Annual Rodeo. 7:30 p.m. June 26-28, Trail Blazers Clubhouse grounds, north of Monticello. Gates open, 5:30 p.m. Sanctioned by International Professional Rodeo Association, event showcases bareback, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. June 26, Family Night/Proud to Wear Pink ($4 admission for kids); June 27, queen coronation at 7 p.m.; June 28, parade at 10 a.m., downtown Monticello, a Kids and Clowns lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Rick Ridings Ford, and a dance in the evening, $2 cover charge. Adult tickets, $10; kids, $5. 493-3633.
Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27 and 28, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29, University of Illinois grounds, 1800 S. First St., C. Longest-running continuous national Corvette event. Mecum Auction, 5 p.m. June 28. Admission tickets $20 at the gate. The road tour will be the main event. Check visitchampaigncounty.org for details on the road tour which ends in downtown Champaign for a huge street festival held in conjunction with the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. BloomingtonGold.com, 309-888-4477.
Champaign Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. June 27 and 28, downtown Champaign. Enjoy inflated rides, carnival games, professional wrestling and live music. 2014 Dinosores Motorcycle Club Bike Show, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The Kids and Family area, located by Orpheum Children's Museum, incudes abundance of inflated rides, the Scovill Zoo, blues music on the stage from artists 21 years and younger and visits from mascot Louie. Several award-winning barbecue vendors, plus arts and crafts, also available. Check future events in the music category of this calendar for the festival's music stage entertainment. Free admission; $5 suggested donation at the gate. bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com.
Carson & Barnes Circus. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 27 and 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 28, Blain's Farm & Fleet, along U.S. 45, Urbana. Elephants, camels, clowns, acrobats, aerialists, horses, jugglers, dogs, flying trapeze and a variety of acts. Circus midway, featuring concessions and a petting zoo, opens about 45 minutes before showtime and entrance to the tent, about 30 minutes before show. Presented by 92.5 The Chief and Mack's Twin City Recycling. Tickets $5 in advance at The Chief studios, Blain's Farm & Fleet and "ticket stops" around the area; full price day of show. Regular tickets priced up to $22. Cash only.
Tolono Fun Days. 7 p.m. to midnight June 27 and 6:50 a.m. to midnight June 28, West Side Park, Tolono. Friday: 5K race and kiddie run, outdoor movie after the race, adult coed softball. Saturday: parade, live music. Both days: food court, flea market and more. 840-6749, Facebook/TolonoFunDay.
Champaign County 4-H Dog Show. 9 a.m. June 28, Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana, 2210 E. Ford Harris Road, U. Champaign County 4-H'ers and their dogs exhibiting in dog obedience, rally obedience and showmanship. web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv, 4-husa.org.
Pop the Top Car Show. 10 a.m. June 28, downtown Arcola. Car show registration, 10 a.m. to noon. Dash plaques for the first 50 cars. Door prizes and hand-crafted trophies for the top 25. Plus unique "Object d'Art" trophies for best of show, people's choice, most likely to attract unwanted police attention, unsafe at any speed, best pop top. Closest to the Spirit of the Hippie Memorial. 268-4278.
Arthur Freedom Celebration and Fireworks. June 28, Arthur. In the morning, a craft show, followed by parade at 1 p.m., then a live wrestling performance downtown and other activities. Food vendors, a petting zoo, mechanical bulls, a baseball tournament, Central Illinois Air from Mattoon offering helicopter rides at 4 p.m. for $20; an air show, featuring a World War II T-6 aircraft and sky-divers from Mid-America Sport Parachute Club from Taylorville, precedes the fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m., all timed to music simulcast on 106.7 FM/The Fox. arthurfestivals.com.
Monticello Freedom Celebration. July 3, Monticello. Several community events, including an air show at Eli Field, featuring a variety of model airplanes. Watch the jets fly and perform at 200 mph, plus music and food; stay to watch the fireworks at 9 p.m. at Lodge Park. cityofmonticello.net.
Rantoul's Firecracker Classic. 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 3, Rantoul Airport. Freedom Celebration features music with the Cover 4 band kicking off the night, followed by the Black N Blue Band, for a night of country, classics and favorites; activities for the kids including giant inflatables, a kids' zone and laser tag, and rides in the monster truck, The Raminator; Rockin' the Runway, a 5K run/walk, at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. The Fourth of July parade at 9 a.m. July 4. 893-3323, rantoulchamber.com/4th-of-july-activities/.
Fireworks Train. Trains depart at 8 p.m. July 3, from the Wabash Depot, downtown Monticello. Ride the train to watch the fireworks. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and insect repellent. The concession stand will have sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks. Children under 2 ride free with a paying adult. Reservations advised. 762-9011, mrym.org.
Champaign County Freedom Celebration. Youth run and 5K race/walk, 9:05 a.m. July 4, starting on east side of State Farm Center, Champaign; registration, 7:30 a.m. Parade at 11:05 a.m., near First Street and Florida Avenue, continues east on Florida to Lincoln Avenue, then proceeds north on Lincoln to California Avenue. Entertainment at 7 p.m., west side of State Farm Center. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m., launched from UI parking lot E14, west of State Farm Center. july4th.net.
Fourth of July Celebration in Sibley. 9 a.m. July 4, Sibley Lake and Park, and downtown. Car and motorcycle show, 9 a.m. to noon at park, downtown; 309-826-5053. Parade, 1 p.m. (registration, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Township Building). Corn hole/bags contest, 2:30 p.m., Old School Park. Activities at Sibley Lake: children's catch and release fishing derby and a water ball contest, 9 a.m.; food stands throughout the day, pavilion; free, old-fashioned children's games, 2:30 p.m.; bingo after parade, pavilion; face painting, interactive inflatables and Fun Believable Balloons, 4 to 7 p.m., park; Cardboard Boat Regatta boat races, 4 p.m., with registration, 3 to 3:30 p.m.; parade winners and raffle prize winners announced, 2014 royalty introduced, 6 p.m.; free concert by Back Paiges, 6:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk over the lake. Rain date for fireworks, July 5. sibleyfourthofjuly@yahoocom, 745-2549, sibleyfourthofjuly.com.
Fourth of July at Sholem. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 4, Sholem Aquatic Center, Centennial Park, Champaign. Activities will include free face painting, a kid-friendly cannonball contest, America-themed trivia contests, free watermelon- and ice cream-eating contests, concessions and food and drink specials. champaignparkdistrict.com.
Freedom Fest. Noon to 10 p.m. July 4, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet. Food concessions and some family activities start at 3; Music in Motion plays from 5 to 9 p.m.; at 9 p.m., after a tribute to service members, a spectacular fireworks display set to music. Admission is $1 per person, with children 5 and under free. Additional contributions will be appreciated.
Bement Freedom Celebration. 2 p.m. to dark July 4, Bement and Piatt County Forest Preserve Park outside Bement Bryant Cottage State Historic Site, Bement. Games, activities, food, fireworks.
73rd annual Fisher Community Fair and Horse Show. July 8-12, Fisher Fairgrounds, 226 E. Sangamon St. Events include a horse show, livestock exhibits, lawn mower demolition derby, 5K run/walk, demolition derby, amusements and live music. 897-1437, fisherfair.com.
Spinners and Weavers Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12, Gannett Center, Forest Glen Preserve, near Westville. The C-U Guild and Hoosier Heritage Spinners & Weavers meet for a day of fun and fiber arts. Free. CUspinweave@gmail.com, centralillinoisfiberguild.org.
'Kickin' It Country' fundraiser. 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 12, Turtle Run Golf and Banquet Center, Danville. Appetizers, beer and spirits sampling, a barbecue style buffet, line dancing, an ice cream social, mechanical bull riding, souvenir photos and a live auction. Country music by Hillbilly Rockstarz. Western wear encouraged. Event raising money for new and enhanced imaging equipment for the Catheterization Laboratory at Presence United Samaritans. Tickets $50; $400, table of eight. 442-6583.
DeWitt County Fair. July 15-19, Farmer City fairgrounds. Livestock shows, Queen and Little Miss Pageant, harness racing, motorcycle and ATV races, Raminator monster truck, stock car racing, Western horse show, tractor pulls, Kids Day. 309-275-4461, farmercityfair.com.
Iroquois County Fair. Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. July 16-21, Iroquois County Fairgrounds, 2 miles north of Crescent City. Livestock shows, demolition derby, horse and pony shows, tractor pull, talent show, teen dance, rodeo and more. 815-683-2359, iroquoiscofair.com.
4-H Project Expo and Livestock Show. 8 a.m. July 18 and 19; and 8 a.m. July 24, Kesler Hall, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana. 4-H members will exhibit over 600 projects including cooking, visual arts, woodworking, aerospace and crops, and 300 animals to be judged at the fair. The project expo will be followed by the livestock show taking place July 24. Livestock exhibitors will have a full day of showing in each species, followed by Master Showmanship Contest in the afternoon and livestock auction in the evening, hosted by the Champaign County Farm Bureau Young Leaders. 333-7672.
Champaign County Fair. July 18-27, Champaign County Fairgrounds, 1302 N. Coler Ave., U. July 18: Preview Night and Grandstand Party; entertainment is Blackjack Billy with Ryan Ideus and the Feudin' Hillbillys opening. July 19: car and truck show and motorcycle rodeo, carnival opens. July 20: horse show, religious service, firemen's water ball competition, rodeo. July 21: preschool day in kiddie land, talent show. July 22: livestock judging, harness racing, featuring matinee and evening races. July 23: livestock judging, motorcycle races. July 24: Youth Day, grandstand show Blackberry Smoke, featuring Matt Poss Band. July 25: Scott McCrerry, featuring Gracia Harrison, at the grandstand. July 27: tractor and truck pull, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. champaigncountyfair.cc.
'Reel Deals.' 7 p.m. June 17-19, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. $4. 356-9063.
Monday Matinees. 2 p.m. June 16, Danville Public Library, first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St. Free movie series on the third Monday of every month. 477-5220.
Fifth annual Reel It UP! Film Festival. Continues 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 17-24, the Art Theater Co-op, C. Presented by the UP Center. June 17: "I'm A Lesbian, Montreal," "Out In Suburbia," "Leading Ladies" (filmed in Champaign). June 24: "Such Good People," "Interior. Leather Bar." unitingpride.org/#!reel-it-up/ces6, 550-4248.
Summer Wednesday family matinee."The Lego Movie," 1 to 2:45 p.m. June 18, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Rated PG. Free popcorn. Continue Wednesdays, through Aug. 13. Find the titles each week on library website. 893-3955, rantoul.lib.il.us.
Evening movie. "Secretariat," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 20, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Rated PG. Free popcorn. 893-3955. rantoul.lib.il.us.
Movie night. 8 to 11 p.m. June 20, downtown Monticello. "Wreck It Ralph" shown at sunset. Enter to win an Xbox and "Wreck it Ralph" game. Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. 762-2583.
The News-Gazette Film Series. "Maltese Falcon," 1 and 7 p.m. June 21, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. One Saturday each month, classic films are screened in original 35 mm. Tickets $6. 356-9063, thevirginia.org.
'Reel Deals.' 7 p.m. June 24-26, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. $4. 356-9063.
Summer Wednesday family matinee. "The Pirate Fairy," 1 to 2:20 p.m. June 25, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Not rated. Free popcorn. Continues Wednesdays, through Aug. 13. Find the titles each week on library website. 893-3955, rantoul.lib.il.us. 893-3955, rantoul.lib.il.us.
Summer Quad Cinema Series. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," 9 p.m. July 1, Anniversary Plaza north side of the Quad, north of Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Rated PG-13. Presented by Illini Union Board. In case of inclement weather, film will be shown in Illini Union. Free.
Movie night. "Despicable Me 2," 8 to 11 p.m. July 11, downtown Monticello. Free movie on the big screen. Bring your favorite movie watching gear, chairs and blankets. Sponsored by Subway of Monticello and Monticello Main Street.
'The Wizard of Oz' screening and fundraising gala. 6 p.m. July 14, Hyatt Place Hotel. Presented by C-U Habitat for Humanity. "There's No Place Like Home" because "there's no place like home." Appetizers, beverages, mingle with Habitat supporters. At 7:30 p.m., watch the 75th anniversary release of "The Wizard of Oz" at 7:30 p.m. Movie critic Chuck Koplinski will introduce the move, followed by remarks from Habitat executive director Sheila Dodd. $25 ($26.87 with service fee) for the whole evening. 819-5115, firstname.lastname@example.org, brownpapertickets.com/event/708603.
Rantoul Movies in the Park. "ET," 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 18, Wabash Park, 500 E. Wabash Ave., Rantoul. Starts at dusk. Classic about an extraterrestrial nicknamed ET and his time on Earth. Free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. For possible cancellation due to weather: rantoulchamber.com, 893-3323.
Krannert Uncorked. With the Aduki Quintet (jazz), 5 p.m. June 12, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.
Janis Ian, Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter and author. June 12, Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Part of Doudna's Summer Dinner and Concert Series. Dinner catered in the Doudna concourse, 5:30 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. Tickets $20; purchase online at eiu.edu/doudna or Doudna Fine Arts Center box office, 581-3110, eiu.edu/doudna, email@example.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Hoosier Daddy (country and popular), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 13, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. A singalong with Hillbilly Valentine, 2 to 4 p.m. June 15. Live music Sunday, Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.
Friday Night Live. Street-side performance series, 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday, June 6 through Aug. 22, at three intersections, Walnut and Chester, Neil and Park, Neil and Church, downtown Champaign. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances, and a family activity. Free. 40North.org/FNL, FNLChampaign.com, Facebook.com/FNLChampaign.
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert. Featuring Bloodline (blues/rock), 6 to 9 p.m. June 13, Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville. Food and drinks, 5 p.m. The Summer Concert Series is presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. summersounds.org.
Outside at the Research Park. Opening act, Upshot, at 6:30 p.m., and Davina and the Vagabonds at 7:30 p.m. June 13, UI Research Park, 1816 S. Oak St., C. Held just southwest of the State Farm Center on First Street in the Research Park. Parking available in the lot south of the Caterpillar building at 1901 S. First St. Free.
90's Daughter. 7 to 11 p.m. June 13, The Star Theater, 17 N. Main St., Villa Grove. The best hits of the '90s and beyond. 90sdaughter.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Paul Lewis, 8 p.m. June 13, 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.
Strawberry Jam. 4 p.m. to sunset June 14, Meadowbrook Park, Windsor Road and Race Street, Urbana. Free strawberries and ice cream (while supplies last), hayrack rides and tour of the prairie. Featuring bluegrass music: The Young and the Fretless, 4 to 5 p.m.; Big Bluestem, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; The Prairie Dogs, 7 p.m. to sunset. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner. Overflow parking is at Stone Creek Church. Urbanaparks.org.
Second annual Hogchute Opry. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 14, Kalyx Center for Sustainability, 436 E. 1300 N Road, Monticello. Highlighting the best and brightest of local alternative country culture, under the roof of the Kalyx Center barn in the woods of Piatt County. Live music, camping and bonfire. Lineup includes The Fights, Neoga Blacksmith, Manzanita Bones, Waterfowl and Hi Ho Buffalo, plus an open campfire jam with The Legend of Levi Morgan and The Pickin' Illini. $5 at the door. facebook.com/events/222829771249531.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. 4 p.m. June 14, Art Coop, 150 Lincoln Square, U. Featuring Sean Gavin and Friends. Traditional Irish music. Tickets $20, adults; $10, students/seniors. firstname.lastname@example.org, pipers-hut.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Marvin Lee Band (old-fashioned country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 17, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Sunday, Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. State Line Band (traditional bluegrass), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 20. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 18, Blair Park, Urbana. Free, weekly concerts, featuring local bands playing a mix of tunes. June 18 features Keith Harden. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade, fun activities. Kids get a close-up look at an Urbana police squad car and visit with an officer; adults can meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, June 19; 367-9575 or check facebook.com/urbanaparkdistrict. 367-1544.
Krannert Uncorked. With Desafinado (Brazilian music from bossa novas to sambas to contemporary pop), 5 p.m. June 19, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.
Sounds at Sunset. Featuring Bruiser and the Virtues, 6 to 8 p.m. June 20, Robeson Park, Champaign. Sounds at Sunset events held this summer throughout Champaign. Each event will include an array of activities such as live music and inflatables. Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Free. 398-2550, champaignparkdistrict.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Chrissy Rigsby, 8 p.m. June 20, 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.
Don't Ask Klezmer Band. 3 to 3:45 p.m. June 21, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. For all ages. Klezmer music in the spirit of Eastern Europe's village string bands, with Middle Eastern and Balkan influences.
Sounds of the Prairie Community Band. 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 21, Kolb Park, St. Joseph. The band opens its season with a concert in the park; an evening of music for the whole family. Rain date: same time, June 28. Free.
Music by Victor and Penny. 8 p.m. June 21, Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount. The Kansas City duo consists of Erin McGrane (George Clooney's "Up in the Air" and Alacartoona), ukele, and Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago), jazz guitar. Their antique pop music will make you swing, jump and dance. $12 per seat; $10 each for groups of over six. 733-0330, sleepycreekvineyards.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Bob Schifo and Friends (country and popular), 2 to 4 p.m. June 22, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Sunday, Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. Country Gentlemen (old-fashioned country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 24. Joni Dreyer and The Maytags (mix of blues, pop and country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Timber Train (traditional, popular and bluegrass), 2 to 4 p.m. June 29. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.
Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana. Durufle's "Requiem," 7:30 to 9 p.m. June 22, St. John the Divine Episcopal Chapel, 1011 S. Wright St., C. Twentieth-century music based on Gregorian chant with the Baroque Artists Chorus and organ. baroqueartists.org.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 25, Crestview Park, Urbana. Free, weekly concerts, featuring local bands playing a mix of tunes. June 25 features Susie and the Shy Guys. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade, fun activities. Kids get a close-up look at an Urbana police squad car and visit with an officer; adults can meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, June 26; 367-9575 or check facebook.com/urbanaparkdistrict. 367-1544.
Krannert Uncorked. With The Curses (modern swing/jazz ), 5 p.m. June 26, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.
Champaign Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. June 27 and 28, downtown Champaign. Friday's entertainment — Main Stage: Johnnie Mae, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Holle Thee Maxwell, 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Curtis Salgado, 10:30 p.m. to midnight. Second Stage: Cody and the Gateway Drugs, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Rosie Ledet, 9 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday's lineup — Main Stage: U.S. 105.9 Country Singing Competition, noon to 1 p.m.; Jason Elmore, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Nikki Hill, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Albert Cumings, 8:30 to 9 p.m.; Buckwheat Zydeco, 10:30 p.m. to midnight. Second Stage: The Surreal Deal, 1 to 2 p.m.; Maurice John Vaughn, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Motorcycle Awards Show, 5:30 to 6 p.m.; Eddie Shaw, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Check future events in the special events category of this calendar for the festival's other events. Free admission; $5 suggested donation at the gate. bluesbrewsandbbqfest.com.
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert. Featuring Live Karaoke Band, with special guests, 1st Gig Camp Kids, 6 to 9 p.m. June 27, Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville. Food and drinks, 5 p.m. The Summer Concert Series is presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. summersounds.org.
UI Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton — bluegrass concert. 6 to 9 p.m. June 27, Gatehouse Lawn, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Two bluegrass performances: Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers (American roots music), 6 to 7 p.m.; and Chatham County Line (mix of bluegrass, Americana, folk and rock that it calls "bargrass"), 7 to 9 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Suggested entry donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. 333-3287, email@example.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Terry Smith, 8 p.m. June 27, 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. ESP, featuring Lou DiBello, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 29, Hessel Park, 1401 Grandview Drive, C. 398-2550, champaignparkdistrict.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring McMahon and Cassidy (mix of traditional and popular), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 1, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Sunday, Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. Strings Attached (mix of bluegrass, mountain gospel, old-time, other favorites and bad jokes), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 3. New Riders of the Golden Maize (traditional country music and old rock 'n' roll), 2 to 4 p.m. July 6. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 2, Prairie Park, Urbana. Free, weekly concerts, featuring local bands playing a mix of tunes. July 2 features Blues Deacons. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade, fun activities. Kids get a close-up look at an Urbana police squad car and visit with an officer; adults can meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, July 3; 367-9575 or check facebook.com/urbanaparkdistrict. 367-1544.
Ice Cream and Independence. July 3, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Serving frozen yogurt outside the theatre at 5 p.m. Music performed by the Champaign-Urbana Civic Wind Band and featuring the Canadian Brass at 7 p.m. Tickets $12. 356-9063.
Independence Day Concert. 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 4, the park behind the Homer Village Hall. Featuring Sounds of the Prairie Community Band. Music and fireworks at the Homer Independence Day Celebration. The event is outdoors. Rain date: same time July 5. Concert is free.
Bement Country Opry Band.Red, White & Blue "A Salute to America," 8 p.m. July 4, 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. ESP, featuring Surreal Deal, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 6, Hessel Park, 1401 Grandview Drive, C. 398-2550, champaignparkdistrict.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Marvin Lee Band (old-fashioned country), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 8, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. Mike Ellis and The Midnight Sons (country music and more), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 11. The Uplifters (gospel and country), 2 to 4 p.m. July 13. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 9, AMBUCS Park, Urbana. Free, weekly concerts, featuring local bands playing a mix of tunes. July 9 features Crazy Johnny Band. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade, fun activities. Kids get a close-up look at an Urbana police squad car and visit with an officer; adults can meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, July 10; 367-9575 or check facebook.com/urbanaparkdistrict. 367-1544.
Krannert Uncorked. With Eclectiq Soul (R&B), 5 p.m. July 10, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.
Downtown Danville Summer Sounds Concert. Featuring Monkey's X, 6 to 9 p.m. July 11, Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville. Food and drinks, 5 p.m. The Summer Concert Series is presented by Downtown Danville Inc. and Danville AMBUCS. summersounds.org.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Dennis Stroughmatt, 8 p.m. July 11, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. Tickets $10 and $13. 877-6499, bementcountryopry.com.
Mariposa Music Festival. 6 p.m. to midnight July 12, downtown Champaign. The newest of Champaign Park District signature events. Festival features nationally recognized musicians with two stages of entertainment. Food and beverages from downtown establishments. champaignparkdistrict.com.
Concert in the Park. Featuring High Cotton (bluegrass), 7 p.m. July 12, Kolb Park, St. Joseph. stjosephillinois.org/parks-and-recreation-2.htm.
In Concert at CPL: Rebecca Rego and The Trainmen. 2 to 3 p.m. July 13, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Singer-songwriter Rego with her three lifelong friends: Matt Yeates, drums, Eric Fitts, mandolin and upright bass, and Cory Ponton, guitar and banjo. All ages. regorego.com, 403-2070.
Summer Garden Concert Series. Featuring Two Boys Goin' Nowhere, 5 to 7 p.m. July 13, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Musical evening filled with animal-themed songs, in honor of the library summer reading theme "PAWS for Reading." For all ages. Free. 586-2612, ccfpd.org.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Hoosier Daddy (country and popular), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 15, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. The Back Door Cajuns (Cajun), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 18. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.
Neighborhood Nights. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 16, Victory Park, Urbana. Free, weekly concerts, featuring local bands playing a mix of tunes. July 16 features Cody and the Gateway Drugs. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade, fun activities. Kids get a close-up look at an Urbana police squad car and visit with an officer; adults can meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date, July 17; 367-9575 or check facebook.com/urbanaparkdistrict. 367-1544.
Krannert Uncorked. With Crofton Coleman and Friends (popular/jazz standards), 5 p.m. July 17, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Linger for the music and try a new wine. Free. 333-6280.
Outside at the Research Park. Green Fair, 6 p.m.; opening act, Candy Foster and Shades of Blue, 6:30 p.m., and Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, 7:30 p.m. July 18, UI Research Park, 1816 S. Oak St., C. The July 18 event will feature a green fair for sustainability-minded local businesses and organizations to share information about their green efforts. Held just southwest of the State Farm Center on First Street in the Research Park. Parking available in the lot south of the Caterpillar building at 1901 S. First St. Free.
Allerton Roots and Blues. 6 to 9 p.m. July 18, Gatehouse Lawn in Allerton Park, Monticello. Opening act, Cody and The Gateway Drugs (acoustic, rock 'n' roll). From 7:30 to 9 p.m., the Painkillers Blues Band. Free.
Sounds at Sunset. Featuring Cody and the Gateway Drugs, 6 to 8 p.m. July 18, Sunset Ridge Park, Staley and Boulder Ridge roads, Champaign. Each free Sounds at Sunset event will include an array of activities such as live music and inflatables. Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. champaignparkdistrict.com.
Crystal Bowersox concert. 7 to 10 p.m. July 18, Watseka Theatre, 18 E. Walnut St., Watseka. The 2010 American Idol runner-up will perform her amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and a full bar. Tickets $35, $25. 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guests The Kilmers (Pam and Polly), 8 p.m. July 18, 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. "A Musical Soiree," 7:30 p.m. July 19, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. With featured soloist, flutist Mary Leathers Chapman. Concert conversation, 7 p.m. General admission, $18; children and students with ID, $8. 355-9077, prairieensemble.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring McMahon and Cassidy (mix of traditional and popular), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 22, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. Big Creek Guitar Band (blues), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 25. Prairie City (country and popular), 2 to 4 p.m. July 27. Bob Schifo and Friends (country and popular), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 29. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 24. 446-8399, kickapoolanding.com.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Erica Neal, 8 p.m. July 25, 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.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. June 13, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Kate Fritz and Tom Turino. Caller, Anne Huber. 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. Class demo, June 13. Tango practice at 7:35 p.m. June 27. No dance, July 4. $9. 359-5333, regentballroom.com.
Thomasboro Street Dance. Gates open at 6 p.m. June 14, Thomasboro Fire Department. Ryan Ideus and Feudin' Hillbillys, 8 to 11 p.m. Food and beer for purchase. 21 and older to enter.
Fundraiser nightclub dance with workshops. 6 to 10 p.m. June 14, New Covenant Fellowship Building,124 W. White St., C. Swing and West Coast swing workshops, 6 p.m. Dance, 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets $15 for a single, $25 for a couple; spectators $5; children age 10 and younger, free. $15 at the door per person, no couple discount. Ticket includes two workshops and dance. Funds to benefit Habitat for Humanity and Abolition International. 708-794-6416, cuwestcoastswingdancers.com.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
Couples/Singles Dance. 5 to 8 p.m. June 15, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
Starlite Ball.6 to 9 p.m. June 18, Harrison Park Clubhouse on West Voorhees Street, Danville. For ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by Bev Wolfe. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Illini Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 19 to July 10, 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.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. June 20, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Free birthday dance for Ellen Jacobsen Isserman and Max Kummerrow. Music by The Cosmic Otters. Caller, Rachel Wallace. No partner, costume or experience necessary. Workshop, "Swing Dance," led by Miriam Larson, 6:45 p.m. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. urbana-contra.org.
Country music and dancing. 6 to 8 p.m. June 25, Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville. Music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons. Held the second and fourth Wednesday every month. No cover; donations accepted. 442-7339.
Country music and dancing. 6 to 8 p.m. July 9, 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.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. July 11, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Euphor. Caller, Gail Hintze. No partner, costume or experience necessary. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. $5; students and seniors, $4. urbana-contra.org.
Urbana Country Dancers' Contra Dance. 8 to 11 p.m. July 18, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Music by Turnip the Beet. Caller, Michael Hamilton. 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.
English Country Dance in the Garden. 3 to 5 p.m. July 20, Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden by the Museum of the Grand Prairie, Mahomet. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Free. 359-8225, firstname.lastname@example.org, centralillinoisecd.org.
Couples/Singles Dance. 5 to 8 p.m. July 20, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
Environment Matters. Continues through 5 to 7 p.m. June 12, Figure One, 116 N. Walnut St., C. Latrelle Bright presents a series of arts-based civic dialogue workshops exploring earth, water, air and fire through storytelling, music, movement, creative writing and spirited dialogue. Activities will result in performable material that Bright and participants will shape into a short performance piece. 333-0786.
Art in Motion 2014 Spring Dance Recital. 6:30 p.m. June 12, 13 and 14, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $18; additional processing fees $2 per ticket, online only. 356-9063, thevirginia.org, aim-dance.com.
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. 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. zooimprov.com, email@example.com.
Family Storytelling Concert. 7 to 8 p.m. June 26, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. Hear "Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" read by Kim Sheehan, assistant director of education at Spurlock Museum. Free. 893-3955. rantoul.lib.il.us.
'Animals and Artifacts and People, Oh My!' 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 5, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Join the Spurlock Museum's resident storyteller, Kim Sheahan, as she shares stories and artifacts that show the wide range of relationships with the animals around us. For all ages.
Mark Nizer 4-D. 7 p.m. July 12, The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston. Original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology. Pre-show dinner in the Concourse and the 4-D show. Tickets $15 for dinner and show, kids 12 and younger, $10. eiu.edu/doudna, firstname.lastname@example.org, 581-3110.
Zoo Improv Comedy Troupe. 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 19, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Champaign-Urbana's own improvisation troupe. 403-2030.
'Boeing Boeing.' Continues June 12-15; 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.
'Cinderella.' Theatre for Young Audiences, continues 10:30 a.m. June 12, 13 and 14; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets: children, $10.40; adults, $12.50; season tickets, $28.05. Royal Breakfast with Cinderella and Friends, 9 a.m. June 12 and 14; $10. 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org.
'42nd Street.' Continues 8 p.m. June 12 and 13, 4 and 8 p.m. June 14 and 2 p.m. June 15; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org.
'The New Short Play Festival.'Illinois Theatre in association with Definition Theatre Company, continues 7:30 p.m. June 12, 7:30 and 10 p.m. June 13 and 7:30 p.m. June 14; Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring works by young writers who explore the diverse nature of human experience. "Evening News" by Aaron Carter; "Seward, Kansas" by Matthew-Lee Erlbach; "Pigeons, Sharks, and Vixens" by Matthew-Lee Erlbach; "Blackie's Funeral" by Paco Jose Madden; "Stepping Out" by Damir Konjicija and Leah Williams; "A Taurian Tale " by Tarell Alvin McCraney; "Just Suppose" by Tucker Rafferty; and "The Space Behind Your Heart" by Steven Simoncic. Tickets $5-$8. 333-6280.
'Putting It Together.' The Celebration Company, continues 8 p.m. June 12-15 and 18-21; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. A Stephen Sondheim revue. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.
'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.'7:30 p.m. June 12-14, 2:30 p.m. June 15, 7:30 p.m. June 19-21 and 2:30 p.m. June 22; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's ninth annual Kathy Murphy Student Production features talented area youths 18 and younger. Tickets $8-$16; at the door or cutc.org.
'Big River.' 2 and 8 p.m. June 18, 8 p.m. June 19 and 20, 4 and 8 p.m. June 21, 2 p.m. June 22, 8 p.m. June 24, 2 and 8 p.m. June 25, 8 p.m. June 26 and 27, 4 and 8 p.m. June 28 and 2 p.m. June 29; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org.
'Once Upon a Mattress.' Tri-County Players, 7 p.m. June 20 and 21, 2 p.m. June 22, 7 p.m. June 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. June 29; Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Tickets $12. Group rates are available for 10 or more. 379-7028.
'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, the Broadway Musical.' June 19 through July 27; 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 $35-$39; $10 discount off regular prices for children 12 and younger. 309-965-2545, barn2.com.
'Always ... Patsy Cline.' Beef House Dinner Theatre, 8 p.m. July 11 and 12, 2 p.m. July 13, 16 and 17, and 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2; Beef House, 16501 Indiana 63, Covington, Ind. Features more than 27 Patsy Cline hits. Doors open at 6 p.m. for evening shows and 12:30 p.m. for matinees. Tickets $39, includes buffet dinner. All times Eastern. 765-793-4770, beefhouserolls.com.
'Backstage with Toshi Reagon and Morley.' 9:30 p.m. July 19; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $50-$60. 333-6280.
'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.' The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. July 3-6, 9-13 and 16-19; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, stationtheatre.com.
'The Jungle Book.' Theatre for Younger Audiences, 10:30 a.m. July 4, 5, 8, 10, 11 and 12; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets: Children, $10.40; adults, $12.50. Season tickets, $28.05. 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org.
'Little Shop of Horrors.' 2 and 8 p.m. July 2, 8 p.m. July 3, 4 and 8 p.m. July 5, 2 p.m. July 6, 8 p.m. July 8, 2 and 8 p.m. July 9, 8 p.m. July 10 and 11, 4 and 8 p.m. July 12 and 2 p.m. July 13; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org.
'The Music Man.' Central Illinois Stage Company, 7:30 p.m. July 17-19 and 2:30 p.m. July 20; Salisbury Church, 2350 Madison Ave., Charleston. Tickets $13, $8 for children under 12. email@example.com.
'Ring of Fire.' Beef House Dinner Theatre, 8 p.m. July 18 and 19, 2 p.m. July 20, 23 and 24, Aug. 3 and 6 and 8 p.m. Aug. 9; Beef House, 16501 Indiana 63, Covington, Ind. A tribute featuring more than 30 Johnny Cash hits, performed by Beef House actors, singer and musicians. Doors open at 6 p.m. for evening shows and 12:30 p.m. for matinees. Tickets $39, includes buffet dinner. All times Eastern. 765-793-4770, beefhouserolls.com.
'The Sound of Music.' 2 and 8 p.m. July 16, 8 p.m. July 17 and 18, 4 and 8 p.m. July 19, 2 p.m. July 20, 8 p.m. July 22, 2 and 8 p.m. July 23, 8 p.m. July 24 and 25, 4 and 8 p.m. July 26, and 2 p.m. July 27; The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan. Tickets $35.40-$37.50. 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org.
'That's What She Said.' 7 p.m. July 19; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$30. 333-6280.
Lake Mingo Trail Run. 9 a.m. June 14, Kennekuk Cove County Park, Danville. Kennekuk Road Runners event. 7.1 miles of challenging trails circling Lake Mingo. Details and entry forms at kennekuk.com.
Ogden Lions Club Bicycle Benefit Ride. June 14, starts and ends at Ogden Village Park, Ogden. Starts 7:30 to 10 a.m.; registration, 7 to 10 a.m. on North Market Street across from the grade school. Benefit ride for Camp Lions. There are 12-, 20-, 32- and 62-mile routes with SAG stops and meal at end of ride, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds go to Camp Lions. Entry fee: $20, adults; $12, children under 12 with an adult. Register online or day of ride. 621-9943, e-clubhouse.org/sites/ogdenil.
Loop Lake Shelbyville Bike Ride. June 14, starts at Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. After registration/check-in, 7:30 and 9 a.m. Event coincides with National Get Outdoors Day. Options for a 22-, 52- or 65-mile ride. The 65-mile route will loop the entire lake and take riders to the five lake communities of Shelbyville, Findlay, Bethany, Sullivan and Windsor. Plan the ride to return by 3 p.m. for an after-ride social at the visitor center that includes music and food for purchase. $20. tinyURL.com/lakeshelbyville, 774-3951, ext. 2.
Relay for Life of Champaign County. 6 p.m. June 14 to 6 a.m. June 15, Centennial High School Track, 913 S. Crescent Drive, C. Family-friendly event with activities for everyone all 12 hours. Kids' activities: inflatables and games, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Opening ceremony, 6 p.m., immediately followed by a survivor lap, caregiver lap and team lap; luminaria ceremony, 9 p.m.; fight back ceremony, 9:30 p.m. June 14. Closing ceremony with awards, 5:30 a.m. June 15. relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naturalist Programs at the Middle Fork. Saturdays, through June 28, Campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield. Time varies each weekend. The campground naturalist offers a variety of programs and activities. ccfpd.org/Preserves/Attractions/MiddleForkCampground.html. 586-1268.
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. email@example.com, 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. secondwindrunningclub.org.
Kennekuk Road/Trail Runners Summer Fun Runs/Walks. 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 20, except July 3, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, cross-country course, Danville. Meet at the Meadow Shelter near Clear Pond. 1-, 2-, 3-mile runs/walks. Free entry to all. Do not have to be a member to participate. Ribbons and medals with cookouts on event nights, weather permitting. Medal night, June 18. kennekuk.com.
Nature hike. 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 20, Meadowbrook Interpretive Center, Urbana. Guided hike to explore native plants and animals. Rain or shine; dress accordingly. urbanaparks.org.
Nature Hike. 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 20, Meadowbrook Interpretive Center, Urbana. All ages, under 15 with a registered adult. Guided hike to explore insects and pollinators. Registration fee $9, residents; $14, nonresidents, by June 13. 367-1544.
PiersenStrong 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. 8 a.m. to noon June 28, in and around the Eastern Illinois University football parking lot, next to O'Brien Field, Charleston. 5K at 8 a.m.; 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk to follow. After the races, festivities include face painting, bounce houses, music by DJ Adam Drake and BreakAway Band, the Sarah Bush Lincoln KickStart mobile, a firetruck. Picnic lunches, $5. Fundraiser for Piersen Eaker, 2, who suffered injuries that will mean a lifelong need for care. A portion also donated to Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois. piersenstrong5k.com.
Hummingbird Happening. 9 a.m. to noon June 28, Happy Haven, 17009 N. County Road 2200 E., Oakland. Turn at red balloons. An up-close view of these tiny birds as Vernon Kleen, master permit bander and member of the Illinois Audubon Society Board of Directors, captures and bands the birds. Snacks and drinks available. 346-3363, 218-2049.
Take Me Fishing. 9 to 11 a.m. June 28, Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Kids will have the chance to win awards. Basic fishing instruction available to beginners. Cane poles and bait are available to use. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived; all fishing is catch-and-release. Adult supervision of children is required. Free. 896-2455, ccfpd.org
Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2014. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28, Dodds Park by Parkland College, Champaign. Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club's biggest rocketry event of the year. Rockets of all sizes are welcome. All spectators are invited to come and watch. For status of launch, call Greg Smith, 840-1678, around 9 a.m. Free. 359-8225.
Amateur Radio Field Day. 1 p.m. June 28 continuing to 1 p.m. June 29, Ford-Harris Park, half-mile west of U.S. 45 north of Urbana. The Twin City Amateur Radio Club will participate in the annual nationwide event. Several stations set up by local amateur radio operators to communicate across the country. Visitors are welcome. Guest operators under the supervision of licensed operators are encouraged. Free.
Wildlife Medical Clinic: Feathered Friends. 3 to 3:45 p.m. June 28, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C. For school-age children. The UI Wildlife Medical Clinic will bring their live bird ambassadors to teach children about wildlife, conservation and ecosystem health. vetmed.illinois.edu/wmc, 403-2030, champaign.org.
Growing Up Wild: Shapes in Nature. 10 to 11 a.m. July 1, Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Outdoor program for preschoolers age 2-6, with their parents/grandparents, to learn as they play in nature. Dress for the weather,. $5 per child. Register by June 27. 896-2455, ccfpd.org.
Champaign County Freedom Celebration 5K Race-Walk and Youth Run. 7:30 to 11 a.m. July 4, registration and start/finish line both on the east side of the State Farm Center on Fourth Street. Registration, 7:30 a.m.; youth run, 8:30 a.m.; 5K race/walk, 9:05 a.m. Parking in State Farm Center parking lots. Registration fees: $18, on or before June 27; $25, after June 27 and race day entries. No charge for youth run (no shirt). july4th.net/5k-race-walk.
Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Family Skywatch. 9 to 11 p.m. July 5, Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Observatory, along County Road 700 E, 1.4 miles west of I-57 and 0.8 miles south of Monticello Road, C. Monthly observatory open house. Observe planets, star clusters and the moon with a 16-inch telescope. Free . 351-2567, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature Hike. 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 11, Meadowbrook Interpretive Center, Urbana. Guided hike to explore native plants and animals. Rain or shine, so dress accordingly. urbanaparks.org.
Wings of Wonder. 3 to 3:45 p.m. July 12, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C. See magnificent tropical birds from Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue, a nonprofit based in Mahomet. Learn all about adopting and caring for these exotic pets that need new homes. For all ages. 403-2030, champaign.org.
Meet the Animals. 1 to 4 p.m. July 19, Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield. See live animals brought by Scovill Zoo's Mobile Zoo, including small mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world. Free. 586-1268, ccfpd.org.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "Auto-Graphics: Recent Drawings by Victor Ekpuk" and "Mandala Flea Market Mutants" and "Art as Provocation," through July 27; "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," permanent display. Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 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. Wrapped Up in Ancient Egypt, 1 to 4 p.m. June 22, for kids in grades 5-8 and their adults; make jewelry, touch and smell materials used in mummification and make a "tomb-to-go," collection of books and films on Egypt also available. Cost $5, registration required. "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," through June 13. "Cousins," works by the Trine family, opening reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 20; through July 18. "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.
C.H. Moore Homestead/DeWitt County Museum. 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton. "Quilted Keepsakes 2014," through June 29. Antique quilts from the museum's collection as well as privately owned quilts on temporary loan will be featured throughout the house. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $3; ages 12-18, $1; ages 11 and younger, free. 935-6066, chmoorehomestead.org.
Champaign County Historical Museum. In the historic Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C. Regular exhibits are four exhibit rooms — ballroom, grocery, military and toy 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, email@example.com.
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. Hours: 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, 9 a.m. to noon. 595-5413 or 863-2681, antiquefarm.org.
Monticello Railway Museum. 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello. Fathers Day Weekend, June 14 and 15. Fathers ride free when accompanied by a paid fare. Depart from museum site (Nelson Crossing) at 11 a.m. and 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m.; and downtown (Wabash Depot), at 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. both days. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children, 2-12, $6; children under 2, free (with adult fare). mrym.org, 877-762-9011.
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: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 586-2612.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. DIY Weekend Wizard, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Reading to Dogs, 2 to 3 p.m. June 15. "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. Courtyard is open for the season, play outside: Dino Dig, Whisper Dishes, Playhouse, Rock Grotto and Butterfly Garden. 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. "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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urbana Museum of Photography and Gallery. 122-A W. Main St., U. Closing reception for the current exhibit, "Perception of the Veil" by Claire Daly, 7 to 9 p.m. June 13. Hours: 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 649-5605, 497-2286.
Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Accepting quilted items during regular hours, through June 20, for the 32nd Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show in July. 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 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 442-2922, vermilioncountymuseum.org.
Historic Lamon House. Located in Lincoln Park, North Logan Avenue, Danville. The museum will showcase the Lamon House, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 21 and noon to 4:30 p.m. June 22 at Arts in the Park. Author Bob O'Connor will talk about his new book, "The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger, Civil War Soldier"; visit the museum's tent on the north lawn, learn about the museum society and the museum's new book from Arcadia Publishing that will be on sale. 442-2922, 442-9222, email@example.com.
Vermilion County War Museum. 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville. D-Day exhibit, located in an expanded area of the museum, features items from the USSHarding. 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. Closed July 4. Admission $4-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, through June 13. "Summer Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, June 20 through Aug. 22. — Main feature: "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity," 8 to 9 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 22, no show July 4. — "The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather," 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 29; and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, through July 31. — "The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth," 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, through July 29; and 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays, through July 31. — "Animals in Space: Real and Imaginary," 10 a.m. June 18. Look at what animal constellations appear in the sky then examine how animals have paved the way for humans to visit space. Admission $3 at the door.
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. 116 N. Walnut St., C. A reception for The Pop-Up Shop Show, 5 to 8 p.m. June 13. The combined efforts of all three pop-ups on view for the public, June 13 to 21. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 1 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 333-0786, email@example.com.
Illini Union Art Gallery. Northwest wing of Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. "De Espaldas/Seen from the Back," a photography exhibit by Alejandro Lugo, through June 27. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 300-7889.
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 (June through August): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakwood Public Library. 110 E. Finley Ave., Oakwood. Vermilion County Conservation District traveling exhibit featuring "Archeology," June 16-30. A program for families, especially school age children, on archeology will be given on June 27. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 354-4777.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Through the Decades: Selected Student Artwork from the Permanent Collection" opens June 16, through July 24, Giertz Gallery. Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. July 19, with a gallery talk by Lisa Costello and Laura O'Donnell, and music by Big Blue Stem. Free. Summer hours for the Giertz Gallery: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closed July 3. 351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu.
Storefront/window exhibit. 133 W. Main St., U. "Small, Smaller, Smalst" paintings by Phil Strang, through June 29, in the windows. 649-4565, email@example.com.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "From Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois" and "Text & Textiles: Crafting the Lives of Guy and Irene Buzzard," both through June 29. 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. "Fire Burne and Cauldron Bubble: Witchcraft at the Dawn of Modernity," through Aug. 8, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Room 346, north side of the Main Library. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-3777, library.illinois.edu/rbx.
University YMCA. Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Art @ the Y 2014 summer exhibition, "I Have Something To Say" by Marilynn Dean Cleveland, through Aug. 24. 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, "Tree Artwork," created by children in the preschool, K-3 classes at University Primary School and Prairie Elementary School as part of a schoolwide tree project, through Aug. 3. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. "An Avian Cabinet of Curiosities," photography by Michael Jeffords and Susan Post, ends June 14. 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.
Danville Art League. 320 N. Franklin St., Danville. Landscapes by Barbara Curtis McDonnell, through July 31. Artist reception, 7 p.m. June 12. Public hours: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday; 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 442-9264.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Refreshingly Fifty," photography by Jessica Lewis Watson, through June 17. Reception and birthday party for Watson, 6 to 9 p.m. June 16. Hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Public Art League's 2014 sculpture unveiling party, 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 17. Artists from all over the country have submitted their entries; get a chance to see the pieces that have been selected for installation. Register by June 13 to firstname.lastname@example.org. "Outstanding in Our Field: 7 Central Illinois Artists Transforming Trash into Art," June 20-28. Featured artists: John McDevitt, Melissa Mitchell, Melody Moore-Carlson, Cindy Sampson, Phil Strang, Eric Walsh, Sally Walsh. Receptions with music, 5 to 9 p.m.: McMahon and Cassidy, June 20; David Howie, June 25; and John Coppess, June 28. Regular gallery hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; except on days with reception. 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.
The CU Sunday Market. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday, Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Year-round "everything" market, welcoming a large selection of farmers, crafters, antique dealers, flea market sellers, not-for profits, community groups, entertainers, home-based businesses, and local and regional artists. 359-6960, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Danville Farmers' Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 4, south parking lot, of Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St. Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts. 443-3886, email@example.com, downtowndanville.org.
18th Street Farmers' Market. 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 7 through Oct. 4, parking lot of the Coles County Department of Human Services, 825 18th St., Charleston. Primary focus will be free food products; fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods; art/craft vendors accepted as space permits. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monticello Main Street Farmers' Market. 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 19 through Oct. 2, in front of the Community Building on North State Street (Allerton Library), Monticello. Many vendors with seasonal fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, breads and more. 762-3661, 762-9318, email@example.com.
Urbana's Market at the Square. 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine every Saturday, through Nov. 1, Illinois and Vine Streets, downtown Urbana. Local produce, meat, dairy, flowers, arts, crafts and more. Eco Art Workshop with Meredith Foster, 8 a.m. to noon., and Klezmer music by Don't Ask, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 14. urbanaillinois.us/market.