Entertainment listings, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

Entertainment listings, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

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

Special events 

This weekend

Hoopeston Sweetcorn Festival

What: 71st annual event includes tons of free sweetcorn, National Sweetheart Pageant, musical entertainment and more presented by the Hoopeston Jaycees.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 28, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 29, 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 30, 8 a.m. to midnight Aug. 31 and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 1.

Where: McFerren Park, Illinois 1 and Penn Street, Hoopeston.

More info: hoopestonjaycees.org/festival or call 283-3873.

Amish Country Cheese Festival

What: Enjoy the festival atmosphere throughout Arthur during the 41st anniversary of the cheese festival, which includes two blocks of activities dedicated for children.

When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 1.

Where: Downtown Arthur.

More info: arthurcheesefestival.com or call 800-722-6474.

AKC dog shows

What: Danville Kennel Club's annual event includes two all-breed dog shows and two junior showmanship competitions.

When: Judging, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31.

Where: Georgetown Fairgrounds, 413 N. Seminary Road, Georgetown.

More info: Call 694-4759.

Historic Buildings at Kennekuk

What: Historic buildings, cabin and nature center open.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, through Labor Day.

Where: Kennekuk County Park, west of Danville.

Next week

LABOR DAY PARADE AND PICNIC

What: Parade with floats by union locals, community organizations, politicians and high school band; followed by picnic with free food, games for kids, a softball tournament, speakers and entertainment. Sponsored by AFL-CIO of Champaign County.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 1.

Where: Begins at Lincoln Square Mall, proceeds south on Broadway Avenue and west on Washington Street to Prairie Park, 1202 E. Washington St., U, where picnic is held.

More info:Call 721-5344 or email dbeck@afscme31.org.

Labor Day Parade

What: Parade sponsored by the Vermilion County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 1.

Where: Downtown Danville.

More info: Call 446-3300 or 418-0944.

44TH ANNUAL ARCOLA BROOM CORN FESTIVAL

What: Broom activities, including the National Broom Sweeping Contest, arts/crafts, entertainment in the beer tent and on stage, food, a gigantic parade with the famous Lawn Rangers, 5K and 10K race and 5K recreational walk, kiddie tractor pull.

When: 10 a.m. to midnight Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 6 and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: Downtown Main Street, Arcola.

More info: arcolachamber.com/arcola-broomcorn-festival or call 268-4530.

A BAKER'S DOZEN DESIGNER SHOWCASE

What: See the restored and decorated 1866 Italianate style home. Refreshments and music at opening party. Benefits historic preservation.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Sept. 6-14. Opening party, 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: 213 W. Harrison St., Danville.

More info: facebook.com/oldtownpa or call 446-0647 extension 225.

Future highlights

Moon Festival Celebration

What: A harvest celebration observed by Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures featuring Chinese dance and music, using traditional instruments, that traditionally occur during September's full moon.

When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

More info: Call 403-2070.

Natural Dye Day

What: A full day of dye sampling at Forest Glen. Plans call for at least six dye pots of various colors derived from natural ingredients such as indigo, cochineal, marigold, coreopsis, Queen Anne's lace, logwood, madder, walnut and copper.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13.

Where: Forest Glen Preserve, Homestead Cabin (outside), near Westville.

More info: CUspinweave@gmail.com.

Mike Birbiglia

What: Award-winning comedian, author and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

Where: The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

More info: Call 356-9063.

Savoy Orchard Days

What: Carnival rides, beer tent, 5K, live music, antique car and truck show and more.

When: 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 20.

Where: Dana Colbert Park, Savoy.

More info: savoy.illinois.gov.

VERMILION RIVER FALL FESTIVAL AND FARMERS' MARKET

What: Assorted crafts, flea market, food, beer garden, carnival rides, kids' inflatables, pony rides, movie, silent auction, bingo, car show and bands — James Jones Trio, Country Classics, Alex Jenkins and the Bombers, Dr. Ashton and the Root Canals.

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21. Beer garden, 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 and noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 20.

Where: Ellsworth Park, Danville.

More info: danvillepublicworks.org, call 431-2272 or email cparson@cityofdanville.org.

Swine 'n' Dine

What: Paxton's barbecue competition (ribs and chicken) and festival, including live music.

When: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 20.

Where: Downtown Paxton.

More info: paxtonswinendine.com.

BOOKS TO PRISONERS' 10TH ANNIVERSARY GATHERING

What: Present and former volunteers are invited. Guest speakers, a raffle and hors d'oeuvres. Music by the band Don't Ask.

What: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

Where: Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, Main Hall, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U.

More info: 367-5531.

Taste of Downtown Danville

What: More than just a taste of the area's food, a taste of the cultural aspects, arts, music and more from the downtown area and beyond.

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 and noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 27.

When: Downtown Danville.

More info: downtowndanville.org or call 443-3886.

Apple and Pork Festival

What: The festival, with its aroma of smoked ham and spicy apple butter, has ushered in autumn for DeWitt County since 1968.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28.

Where: C.H. Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton.

More info: chmoorehomestead.org/apple-pork.htm or call 935-6066.

River Art Festival

What: Outdoor rain-or-shine event full of creative people who do art, food, music and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28.

Where: Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.

More info: sleepycreekvineyards.com or call 733-0330.

CIVIL WAR DAYS

What: Civil War battle re-enactment.

When: Sept. 27 and 28.

Where: Kennekuk County Park, Danville.

More info: illiniacivilwar.org, vccd.org or call 442-1691.

Films

This weekend

Reel Deals

What: "Back to the Future."

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 26, 27 and 28.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave. C.

More info: Call 356-9063.

Next week

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies

What: "The Blind Side."

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3

Where: Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St.

More info: Call 267-3170 to reserve a seat.

Future highlights

Monday Matinee

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 15.

Where: Danville Public Library, first-floor meeting room, 319 N. Vermilion St.

More info: 477-5220.

The News-Gazette Film Series

What: Viewers can vote for their favorite movie at thevirginia.org. The show will include pre-show performance by organist David Schroeder.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

More info: Call 356-9063.

THE GREAT WAR: EXPERIENCES, REPRESENTATIONS, EFFECTS FILM SERIES

What: "La Grande Illusion" (1937).

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26.

Where: Armory Building, Room 101, 505 E. Armory Ave., C.

More info: thegreatwar.illinois.edu.

Music

This weekend

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Timber Train (traditional, popular and bluegrass songs).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

EXPERIMENTAL/ALTERNATIVE MUSIC AND ART EXHIBIT

What: Bands Woodie, Acker, A Light Sleeper, The Tennis Lesson and Syna So Pro and exhibit by Scott Barber.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Aug. 29.

Where: Institute 4 Creativity, second floor, 111 S. Walnut St., C.

More info: facebook.com/events/1536225136610190, call 217-417-1667or email info@institute4creativity.org.

Bement Country Opry Band

What: Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. This week: Linda Thomas.

When: 8 p.m. Aug. 29.

Where: Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St.

More info: bementcountryopry.com or call 877-6499.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring McMahon and Cassidy (a mix of traditional and popular songs).

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 31.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

Hessel Park Concert

What: Featuring New Orleans Jazz Machine.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31.

Where: Hessel Park, 1401 Grandview Drive, C.

More info: champaignparkdistrict.com.

Next week

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring August Crow (Americana and old and new folk music).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

MARVIN LEE COUNTRY GOSPEL

What: Good ole gospel songs. All proceeds go to Salt and Light. Food and ice cream available.

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2.

Where: Hale Park, Philo.

For info: marvinleecountry@hotmail.com.

Music SERIES PERFORMANCE

What: Featuring a country/rock/pop performance presented by the Parkland College Honors Program and the Department of Fine and Applied Arts.

When: Noon Sept. 4.

Where: Student Union, Room U142, Parkland College, Champaign.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Rodman Ball (songs of John Denver, Eagles, James Taylor and more).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

10TH ANNUAL MEADOWBROOK PARK JAZZ WALK

What: Live music featuring a selection of jazz soloists and small combos scattered along the candlelit paths of the park.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: Rain date, Sept. 6, 367-9575.

ALLERTON CLASSICAL CONCERT

What: Featuring: to be determined, 6 to 7 p.m.; and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Baroque Players, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

When: Sept. 5.

Where: Allerton Gate House Lawn, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

More info: 333-3287.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL

What: Featuring Junghwa Lee, piano.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathew Ave., U.

Bement Country Opry Band

What: Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. This week: Wade and Teresa Landry.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St.

More info: bementcountryopry.com or call 877-6499.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SWING

What: Live swing music by the Jim Markum Big Band. Tables and chairs will be set up for the public to use on the west side of the square (South Charter Street).

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

Where: Downtown Monticello.

More info: 762-2583.

DINNER AND EVENING WITH DAVE BENNETT

What: Danville Symphony Orchestra fundraiser.

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Where: Danville Country Club, 2718 Denmark Road, Danville.

More info: danvillesymphony.org or call 443-5300.

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND

What: Winner of four Grammy Awards, Lovett fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

More info: call 356-9063.

SMALL TIME NAPOLEON CONCERT

What: Doudna's New & Emerging Artist Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Where: Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

More info: eiu.edu/doudna, doudnatix@eiu.edu, 581-3110.

Future highlights

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Augusti, McCabe and Payne (bluegrass musicians with eclectic tastes).

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

IN CONCERT AT CPL

What: Live music featuring acoustic blues couple — Donna Herula, a slide guitar sensation, and Tony Nardiello, a singer and guitarist — performing pre-war, early Chicago and Delta blues.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

More info: call 403-2000.

MARVIN LEE COUNTRY SHOW

What: Final park show for 2014. A patriotic, God and country music show. Food and ice cream available.

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: Hale Park, Philo.

For info: marvinleecountry@hotmail.com.

PHASES OF THE MOON MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL

What: Four-day camping event with 100 percent organic, guaranteed-feel-good music, performed by world-renowned musicians on four unique outdoor stages.

When: Sept. 11-14.

Where: Kennekuk County Park, Danville.

More info: phasesofthemoonfestival.com.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Big Bluestem (traditional fiddle music with Irish influence).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

KRANNERT CENTER OPENING NIGHT PARTY

What: With mariachi music by Sol De Mexico de Jose Hernandez, 6 p.m., Samba Soul, 7:45 p.m., and Tiempo Libre, 8:45 p.m. Marquee Big Mix Series.

When: Sept. 12.

Where: Lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: 333-6280.

CLARK BUEHLING AND THE SKIRTLIFTERS

What: An evening of banjo, featuring Buehling, recognized for his interpretations of late 19th century, classic finger-style banjo, earlier minstrel banjo style.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

Where: The Upper Bout, 723 S. Neil St., C.

More info: 607-8132.

Bement Country Opry Band

What: Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. This week: Band Night.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 12.

Where: Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St.

More info: bementcountryopry.com or call 877-6499.

THE ASSOCIATION

What: One of the greatest rock vocal groups of the 1960s; its hits include "Windy," "Cherish" and "Never My Love."

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 13.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

More info: watsekatheatre.com or call 815-993-6585.

MARQUEE BIG MIX SERIES

What: Rosanne Cash, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and best-selling author.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 13.

Where: Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: 333-6280.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL

What: John Winninger, cello, with Diane Rivera, piano, and Edward Rath.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13.

Where: Memorial Room, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathew Ave., U.

ST. LOUIS ORCHESTRA

What: Featuring Yefim Bronfman, piano.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: 333-6280.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Sing-along with Hillbilly Valentine (bring your favorite songs to share in a singalong).

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

PIPER'S HUT CONCERT SERIES

What: Traditional, acoustic Celtic music, featuring Niamh Dunne and Sean Og Graham.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 15.

Where: The Upper Bout, 723 S. Neil St., C.

More info: pipers-hut.com/concerts.

Music SERIES PERFORMANCE

What: Featuring a jazz/blues/reggae performance presented by the Parkland College Honors Program and the Department of Fine and Applied Arts.

When: Noon Sept. 18.

Where: Student Union, Room U142, Parkland College, Champaign.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Strings Attached (a mix of bluegrass, mountain gospel, old-time, other favorites and bad jokes).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring Joni Dryer and the Maytags (a mix of blues, pop and country music).

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring The Young and the Fretless (traditional old-time string band music).

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

Music at Kickapoo Park

What: Live music featuring The Lowes (bluegrass, gospel and more).

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28.

Where: Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood.

More info: kickapoolanding.com or call 446-8399.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Joe McPhee | Survival Unit III, McPhee on saxophone, clarinet and trumpet, Fred Longberg-Holm on cello and electronics, and Michael Zerang on percussion.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

Where: Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

More info: 333-1860, kam.illinois.edu.

ALLERTON MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL 2014 OPENING NIGHT

What: The Jupiter String Quartet performs with Kim Uwate, viola, and Seungwon Chung, cello, the winners of the quartet's second annual Guest Artist Award.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

Where: Allerton Music Barn, south side of Allerton Park off Allerton Road near Monticello.

More info: 333-6280.

ALLERTON MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL 2014

What: Celebrating 60 Years of the Jazz Messengers: from At the Cafe Bohemia to the present. Chip McNeill leads the UI jazz faculty band in selections from the most famous Jazz Messengers' recordings.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

Where: Allerton Music Barn, south side of Allerton Park off Allerton Road near Monticello.

More info: 333-6280.

ALLERTON MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL 2014

What: On the Twentieth Century (Concert Version). This musical is part operetta, part farce and definitely comedy.

When: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

Where: Allerton Music Barn, south side of Allerton Park off Allerton Road near Monticello.

More info: 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band

What: Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. This week: Marvin Lee.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 19.

Where: Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St.

More info: bementcountryopry.com or call 877-6499.

EMERALD BALL AND 'OZ' CONCERT PREVIEW

What: Food and drinks, classic big band music and dancing, several auction items, raffles, an "Oz" concert preview.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

Where: Danville Gardens, Danville.

More info: danvillepubliclibrary.org or call 477-5223, ext. 114 .

BRITBEAT

What: America's Premier Tribute to the Beatles. Theatrical live concert experience features the music from all the eras of the Beatles.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

More info: Call 356-9063.

ALLERTON MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL 2014

What: Bach. The cantatas on this program, for Pentecost and for Trinity, are from Bach's Leipzig period at the Thomaskirche.

When: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Allerton Music Barn, south side of Allerton Park off Allerton Road near Monticello.

More info: Call 333-6280.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL

What: University of North Texas Euphonium Ensemble.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: UI Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U.

'OZ' CONCERT

What: 'From Page to Stage Volume IV.' A talented cast brings this family-friendly, classic work to the stage. Benefit for the Danville Library Foundation.

When: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St.

More info: Call477-5220 ext. 114 or danvillepubliclibrary.org.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL

What: Ronald Chioldi, piano.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Smith Memorial Hall, Recital Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U.

ILLINOIS MODERN ENSEMBLE

What: Concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Where: Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana.

For info: Call 333-6280.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WIND ORCHESTRA

What: Concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Where: Foelllinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: Call 333-6280.

PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: Headliners include Chvrches, American Football, with support from Panda Bear, Real Estate, Tycho, Sun Kil Moon, Deafheaven and more. Two other festivals run simultaneously — literary and a handmade craft fair taking place over four days, including two days of outdoor stages in downtown Champaign.

When: Sept. 25-28.

Where: Throughout Champaign-Urbana. Venues include the Bread Company, Blind Pig, Brass Rail, Canopy Club, Cowboy Monkey, Highdive, Krannert Art Museum, Krannert Center, Memphis on Main, Merry Ann's Diner, Mike 'n' Molly's and Velvet Elvis.

More info: thepygmalionmusicfestival.com.

THE PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: Peter Orner and Audrey Petty, The 92s, Diamond Youth and A Great Big Pile of Leaves.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, Link Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WIND SYMPHONY

What: Concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Where: Foelllinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: Call 333-6280.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: Concert, featuring David Harris, clarinet.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.

Where: Foelllinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: Call 333-6280.

THE PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: Panda Bear and Sun Kil Moon.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.

Where: Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: 333-6280.

Bement Country Opry Band

What: Branson-style country music with house band and guest each week. This week: Terry Smith.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 26.

Where: Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St.

More info: bementcountryopry.com or call 877-6499.

STUDENT MUSIC PERFORMANCE

What: "Sound of Science." Collaboration between composers and plant scientists as they explore connections between biology and new music. Open to the public. Reception and discussion following the performance.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, Gelvin Noel Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

More info: Call 333-1861.

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

What: Concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: Call 333-6280.

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: "Rush Hour — Youthful Impressions." The youth-focused Rush Hour concert features young talent from the community and showcases the college and high school winners of Sinfonia's first Student Concerto Competition.

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Sinfonia da Camera Series.

More info: Call 333-6280.

Dancing

This weekend

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY WEEKLY DANCE

What: Two hours of swing dancing DJ'd by local dancers.

When: 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. ever Thursday.

Where: Illini Union, Room 314, 1401 W. Green St., U.

For info: illiniswing.org.

Contra Dance

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event features music by The Dead Beets and caller Jim Hemphill. No partner, costume or experience necessary.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 29.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U

More info: urbana-contra.org.

Ballroom dance

What: Social ballroom dancing, casual attire, no partner needed.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday.

Where: Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 359-5333.

Country dancing

What: Dance to music by various country bands

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

Next week

STARLITE BALL

What: Music by the band Miscellaneous 3. For ballroom dancers of all ages.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

More info: Call 443-299.

Western Wednesdays

What: Line dance lessons by instructor Janet Mayol followed by open dancing.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday.

Where: Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

More info: Call 693-7225.

Contra Dance

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event features music and a caller. No partner, costume or experience necessary. New dancer orientation, 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U

More info: urbana-contra.org.

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY FALL KICKOFF DANCE

What: Biggest dance of the year. Free beginning lesson before almost three hours of dancing. No experience or partner needed.

When: 8 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Where: Illini Union, Ballrooms 170 A/B/C, 1401 W. Green St., U.

For info: illiniswing.org or email questions@illiniswing.org.

ENGLISH COUNTRY Dance

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers' event features music by local musicians. First hour an introduction to the dance. No partner, costume or experience necessary.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

More info: centralillinoisecd.org, call 359-8225 or email ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

Future highlights

Country music and dancing

What: Dance to music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10.

Where: Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville.

More info: Call 442-7339.

MOONLIGHT RENDEZVOUS

What: Bismarck Dance Club's fall ballroom dance with music by Bev & Co., refreshments and door prizes.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13.

Where: Bismarck High School gym (driveway, east side), Bismarck.

More info: Email luann.picklap@gmail.com.

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Line and couples, singles welcome.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 13.

Where: Sidney Town Hall.

More info: Call 351-4110.

STARLITE BALL

What: Music by the band Bev Wolfe. For ballroom dancers of all ages.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

More info: Call 443-299.

Country music and dancing

What: Dance to music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19.

Where: Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville.

More info: Call 442-7339.

TANGO AT KAM

What: Featuring live music by Tangotta (Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar). Organized by Melih Sener and Chantelle Hougland.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20,

Where: Gelvin Noel Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

More info: Call 333-1861.

COUPLES/SINGLES DANCE

What: Dance to music by a live band.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St.

More info: Call 875-3090.

Country music and dancing

What: Dance to music by Mike Ellis and the Midnight Sons

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24.

Where: Moose Lodge 1001, U.S. 150, Danville.

More info: Call 442-7339.

Performing arts

This weekend

Zoo Improv

What: Improv comedy, featuring local improv troupes as an opening act each week. The last Friday of the month, Zoo Improv Interactive for Kids, 7 p.m.

When: 8 p.m. Fridays

Where: SoDo Theatre, enter at 111 S. Walnut St., C.

More info: zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.com.

Next week

DANCE AND STORYTELLING FROM INDIA

What: Experience Bharata Natyam classical Indian dance and try some mudras (hand signs) with Anine Singh-de Grood.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Sept. 6.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

More info: Call 403-2030.

CHICAGO IMPROV PRODUCTIONS

What: Two improvisation shows, "The Make 'Em Ups," for children at 3 p.m. and for adults, "The Collage," at 7:30 p.m.

When: Sept. 6.

Where: Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston.

More info: charlestonalleytheatre.com or call 345-2287.

Future events

SPEAK CAFE

What: "Passion Pleasure & Pain: The Making of a Poet." Open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism and black power expression.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11.

Where: Palette Cafe, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 333-1860 .

MARQUEE BIG MIX SERIES

What: Dance-theater, "Susan Marshall & Company: Play/Pause."

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana.

More info: Call 333-6280.

Theater

This weekend

'Is There Life After Fifty?'

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch; Aug. 28 through Sept. 14. Buffets at 6:30 for evening performances and noon Sunday.

Where: Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield.

More info: barn2.com or call 309-965-2545.

Next week

'CHASING CHARMING'

What: Red Mask Players, fall children's show.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 5, 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 2 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

More info: redmaskplayers.com, call 442-5858 or email redmaskplayers@hotmail.com.

Future events

'THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY'

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch. Sept. 18 through Nov. 2. Buffets at 6:30 for evening performances and noon Sunday.

Where: Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield.

More info: barn2.com or call 309-965-2545,.

'A KID LIKE JAKE'

What: The Celebration Company.

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 2-5, 8-12, 15-18.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

More info: stationtheatre.com or call 384-4000.

'LEADING LADIES'

What: Parkland Theatre musical. "Pay What You Can Night," Oct. 2. "Half-Price Night," Oct. 9.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-4 and 9-11 and 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

Where: Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

More info: parkland.edu/theatre or call 351-2528,.

'LINCOLN'S TRIAL & TRIBULATIONS'

What: Tours of the Rutherford home, followed by an 1847 meal, then the 1847 Matson Slave Trial in Coles County story performed in the pavilion.

When: 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

Where: 1847 Dr. Hiram Rutherford home near the town square, Oakland, and the covered pavilion at Independence Pioneer Village, north Oakland.

More info: matsontrial1847.org or call 508-9113.

'ON GOLDEN POND'

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18.

Where: Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello.

More info: Email monticellotheater@gmail.com.

Outdoors/nature

This weekend

Naturalist programs

What: The campground naturalist offers a variety of programs and activities.

When: Saturdays, through Aug. 30.

Where: Campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield.

More info: ccfpd.org or call 586-1268.

Family Skywatch

What: Observe planets, star clusters and the moon through a 16-inch telescope during the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society's monthly observatory open house.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 30.

Where: CUAS Observatory; take Interstate 57 south to Monticello exit, go 1.4 miles west to 700 E, turn left and the dome is 0.8 mile to the south, on the left.

More info: cuas.org, email cuas@cuas.org or call 351-2567.

Next week

Arthur Cheese Festival's Rat Race

What: The Rat Race, a 1-Mile Fun Run, at 7:15 a.m.; the 5K and 10K runs, the featured races, at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K Pat Wood Recreational Walk following; and Cheese Chaser Kids Run at 9 a.m.

When: Sept. 1

Where: Arthur.

More info: arthurcheesefestival.com.

Summer Fun Runs

What: Second Wind Running Club's 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.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org.

ARCOLA BROOM CORN FESTIVAL 10K AND 5K RACES AND 5K RECREATIONAL WALK

What: Choose to run either the 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) race on brick and hard surfaces through and north of Arcola. 5K course is all in town. Awards, plaques, door prizes.

When: 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 6.

Where: Check-in at Kelley Moore Park Pavillion, Route 133, Arcola.

More info: arcolachamber.com/arcola-broomcorn-festival/#Broomcorn5K, itsracetime.com, call 621-1370 or email butlerjc72@gmail.com.

Future highlights

SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS

What: Search for birds in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake. Learn basic bird-watching and identification techniques from a leader of the Champaign County Audubon Society. Bring binoculars or call to inquire about borrowing a pair.

When: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 26.

Where: Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

More info: Call 384-4062.

WALK MS

What: Explore a piece of Illinois' natural history in the re-created tallgrass prairies of the park. Team up to walk 1-3 miles on one of the route options. Held by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise funds for research, programs and services.

When: Registration opens at noon; walk at 1 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, West Windsor Road and South Race Street, Urbana.

More info: walkMSillinois.org, call 312-423-1138 or email meghan.melone@nmss.org.

CUAS MIDDLEFORK STARWATCH

What: Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society. Presentation about navigating the night sky, celestial objects and the effects of city lights on the starry skies Start off at the preserve's Activity Center, followed by viewing by telescopes. Canceled if weather is unfavorable.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 20.

Where: Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 3433 County Road 2700 E, Penfield.

More info: cuas.org, call 351-2567 or email cuas@cuas.org.

THE PRAIRIE CENTER FIFTH ANNUAL WALK FOR RECOVERY FROM ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ADDICTION

What: Walk in support of National Recovery Month. Make a one-time pledge, commit to walk in the event or assemble a team. Proceeds will benefit The Prairie Center.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Centennial Park, Champaign.

More info: prairiecenter.kintera.org/walkforrecovery, call 693-3009, emal mbyrd@prairie-center.com.

THE COLOR RUN: KALEIDOSCOPE TOUR

What: The "Happiest 5K on the Planet" celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The Color Run, a for-profit company, is partnering with United Way of Champaign County.

When: 8 a.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Market Place Mall, Champaign.

More info: thecolorrun.com.

Family Skywatch

What: Observe planets, star clusters and the moon through a 16-inch telescope during the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society's monthly observatory open house.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: CUAS Observatory; take Interstate 57 south to Monticello exit, go 1.4 miles west to 700 E, turn left and the dome is 0.8 mile to the south, on the left.

More info: cuas.org, email cuas@cuas.org or call 351-2567.

WALK WITH THE MAYORS

What: A free, 3-mile walk through Champaign-Urbana parks and neighborhoods led by the mayors of Champaign and Urbana. Celebrate health and fitness.

When: 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 28.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, Urbana.

More info: c-uphd.org/news-item.html?item=196 or call 531-4252.

WILD WILD WILDERNESS TRAIL RUN

What: Kennekuk Road Runners 7.45-mile trail run.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 28

Where: Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Oakwood.

More info: kennekuk.com.

OPERATION HONOR GUARD 5K FUN RUN

What: To help support Danville American Legion Post 210. All proceeds donated to Operation Honor Guard, which honors our military at their funeral services. Registration must be completed by Sept. 6 to ensure a T-shirt.

When: Runners, 8 a.m. and walkers, 8:15 a.m. Oct. 11.

Where: Sunset Memorial Park, Danville.

More info: OperationHonorGuard.us.

UI museums

Krannert Art Museum

What: Opening reception for fall exhibitions, Aug. 28. Opening event and reception for the cross-campus initiative, "The Great War: Experiences, Representations, Effects," Sept. 4.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28. 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4.

Where: Gelvin Noel Annex and Link Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What: "An Afternoon in Ancient Rome," a family program featuring stations all over the museum celebrating Rome.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

More info: Call 244-3355 to register; spurlock.illinois.edu or call 333-2360.

Other museums

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: Opening reception for "Works by Todd Stokes."

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 466-8130.

C.H. MOORE HOMESTEAD AND DEWITT COUNTY MUSEUM.

What: "Fascinating Finds: A Collection of Found Artifacts," featuring a variety of items found in DeWitt County.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; through end of December.

Where: 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton.

More info: 935-6066, chmoorehomestead.org.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

What: Four exhibit rooms — ballroom, grocery, military and toy rooms — featuring turn-of-the-century (19th-century) items, plus the Victorian Room.

When: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tour groups by appointment.

Where: Historic Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C.

More info: champaignmuseum.org, call 356-1010 or email director@champaignmuseum.org.

CHANUTE AIR MUSEUM

What: Aviation and aerospace artifacts with 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.

Where: 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

More info: aeromuseum.org or call 893-1613.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What: "Doll Display," a life-size 1930 Effanbee doll, donated to the museum by descendants of Ellen and Ruth Sandstedt, sisters who were raised in the Paxton area. Also, children's nursery items from the 1930s.

When:2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday. Through Oct. 26.

Where: In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton.

More info: rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilfchs or call 379-3723, 379-4111.

HISTORIC LAMON HOUSE

What: 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.

When: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday, through Oct. 27.

Where: Lincoln Park, North Logan Avenue, Danville.

More info: Call 442-2922, 442-9222 or email vermilioncounty@att.net.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What: Operational railroad yard open to the public. Regularly offers diesel train rides. Explore rail cars and other equipment, and view museum displays.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday through October.

Where: 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

More info: mrym.org, call 877-762-9011 or email info@mrym.org.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: 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.

When:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; through Dec. 31.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

More info: Call 586-2612.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum

What: The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time.

When: 2 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

More info: orpheumkids.com or call 352-5895.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What: "Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana's Local Music Scene 1980-2000."

When: 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; through Sept. 29. Closed weekends, some holidays.

Where: Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.

More info: For guided tours, call 244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-56) and a one-room schoolhouse; natural history displays, a coal mine shaft; and "Vermilion County in the Civil War," through 2015.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

More info: vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: D-Day exhibit, exhibits with items from the pre-Revolutionary War through the operations in Afghanistan. Displays for the Civil War, Gulf Wars, Spanish-American War, Korean War and an enlarged World War I area. Combat weapons for all wars and items from the Vietnam and Spanish-American wars.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

More info: vcwm.org, call 431-0034 or email vcwm@comcast.net.

WESTVILLE DEPOT AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

What: The depot will be open to view items from the past and present.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1.

Where: South of the square, corner of South State Street and 1 C&EI Avenue, Westville.

More info: Call 267-2161.

Planetarium

William M. Staerkel Planetarium

Sky show: "Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 5 to Dec. 19.

Main feature: "Dynamic Earth," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 5 to Nov. 22.

Children's feature: "Zula Patrol: Under the Weather," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 6 to Oct. 25.

Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

More info: Call 351-2568 or 351-2446.

Exhibits

ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

What: Reception for "#WeAreIllinois," photographs and quotes from the Intercultural Horizons Internship Program's social media initiative, #WeAreIllinois, through Oct. 17.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

More info: facebook.com/weareillinois, weareillinois.tumblr.com, 333-1300.

FIGURE ONE

What: Exhibition opening and reception for Summer Artists in Residence program artists Jeff Horwat and Melonie Mulkey.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: 116 N. Walnut St., C.

More info: 333-0786, figure1ne@gmail.com.

The Giertz Gallery

What: "2014 Parkland College Art & Design Faculty Exhibition."

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 20. Closed Sept. 1.

Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

More info: artgallery.parkland.edu or call 351-2485.

ILLINOIS TERMINAL

What: Wall displays, "MTD Art: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood" by Stacey Gross, Kuldeepa Vartak-Mehta, Rajat Saksena and Kim Kissinger Marino on first floor, and "Getting to Champaign," photography exhibit, second floor, main stairwell.

Where: 45 E. University Ave., C.

When: All day, every day, through Nov. 31.

INTERPRETIVE CENTER, HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit, "Passenger Pigeons," commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon's extinction.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30, and starting Sept. 1: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; through Dec. 31.

Where: 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

More info: 896-2455, cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Opening reception for Art at the Y 2014 exhibition, "Reclaim," works by Nathan Westerman.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28. On display, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Oct. 19.

Where: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

More info: 337-1500, universityymca.org/art.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: Tarble's fall season opens with the Ansel Adams exhibition, "Masterworks," east main galleries, and an opening reception for "2014 Art Faculty Exhibition," west main galleries.

When: Reception, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Both on display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 19. Closed Mondays, holidays.

Where: South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston.

More info:eiu.edu/tarble, call 581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.

UI LIBRARY

What: Opening of "Fall Exhibition to Commemorate WWI"; part of a larger, campuswide initiative called "The Great War at Illinois."

When: Aug. 29. On display, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Dec. 19.

Where: 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 333-3777.

URBANA CITY BUILDING

What: Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Artwork by Jill Stroberger."

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, through Nov. 2.

Where: 400 S. Vine St.

More info: urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits or call 384-2311.

Galleries

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "On Second Thought," vintage watercolors, drawings and prints by Don Lake, professor emeritus at Parkland College.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, through Oct. 24.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info: cinemagallery.cc or call 367-3711.

CRACKED GLASS

What: Stained glass, fused glass, wood sculpture, beadwork, jewelry, sun catchers and more. More than 30 local artists.

When: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Where: 202 S. First St., C.

More info: cracked-glass.com, call 359-6489 or email contact@cracked-glass.com.

INDI GO ARTIST CO-OP

What: "Healing Works," a collection of art by survivors of sexual violence and their supporters. Reception, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7, celebrating the fifth birthday of the hosts of the exhibit, Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3-5, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7.

Where: 9 E. University Ave., C.

More info: indi-go-art.com, call 904-613-2623 or email indigo.coop@gmail.com.

RED HOUSE GALLERY

What: Photographs by Michael Holtz, paintings by Caroline Goldsmith, plus books on Monticello and Allerton Park.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays. Appointments available.

Where: 315 W. Washington St., Monticello.

More info: redhousegallery.net, call 762-8248 or email redhousegallery@yahoo.com.

THE WHITE DOVE GARDEN AND GALLERY

What: Oil and watercolor paintings by Alisa Ramshaw Chapman. Other area artists during special exhibits.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment.

Where: 703 W. Hill St., C.

More info: thewhitedovegarden.com, call 359-0675 or email alisachapman@thewhitedovegarden.com.

Farms/markets

The CU Sunday Market

What: 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.

When: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday.

Where: Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

More info: cusundaymarket@gmail.com or call 359-6960.

Downtown Danville Farmers' Market

What: Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, handmade crafts and more.

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 4.

Where: South parking lot of Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

More info: downtowndanville.org, email info@downtowndanville.org or call 443-3886.

18th Street Farmers' Market

What: Primary focus will be free food products; fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods; art/craft vendors accepted as space permits.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 4.

Where: Parking lot of the Coles County Department of Human Services, 825 18th St., Charleston.

More info: Email 18thstfarmmark@consolidated.net.

Monticello Main Street Farmers' Market

What: Seasonal fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, breads and more.

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 2

Where: In front of the Community Building on North State Street (Allerton Library), Monticello.

More info: Call 762-3661 or 762-9318, or email info@monticellomainstreet.org.

Urbana's Market at the Square

What: Local produce, meat, dairy, flowers, arts, crafts and more.

When: 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine every Saturday, through Nov. 1.

Where: Illinois and Vine Streets, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanaillinois.us/market.

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