Entertainment listings, April 20-27, 2017

Entertainment listings, April 20-27, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

AG DAY 2017

What: Children and adults, including farmers, will find a variety of events. A pork barbecue sandwich luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mary Miller Gym. A barnyard petting zoo, pedal tractor pulls for the children, tractors and farm equipment displays, plus a tour through the DACC Greenhouse. Presented by the Danville Area Community College Ag Club, with the support of area agricultural organizations, businesses and individuals.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21.

Where: Danville Area Community College campus, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Free admission. Luncheon served for 50 cents.

More info:Schools bringing classes to the petting zoo and activities should call 443-8768 to make reservations.

BAIRD BASH 2017

What: The Tom Baird Rock & Roll Bash helps raise money for Relay for Life. Day includes a bags tournament, Bar Olympics including pool, darts, hillbilly golf, egg toss and quarters, and music by the band Sound City.

When: Bags tournament at noon (registration, 11 a.m.); Bar Olympics, 4 p.m.; music, 8 to 11 p.m. April 22.

Where: Spanky's Food and Spirits, 1920 Oak Ave., Mattoon.

Cost: Bags tournament, $10 per person. Bar Olympics, $10 per person, two-person teams. Games individually, $3 per event.

More info: Call 317-1008 or email sue_norton@hotmail.com.

SONIFIED SUSTAINABILITY FESTIVAL: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

What: Celebrate Earth Day with New York City-based artists Terry Dame, Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh. Dame performs innovative electronic music on homemade instruments made from recycled materials, Reed plays his Amazing Pencilina (an original instrument of his own design) and Gersh pushes the sonic capabilities of electric guitar with and without the aid of electronic devices and found objects. Along with the featured artists, there will be special local guests, environmentally themed craft activities and an information fair of sustainable organizations.

When: 2 p.m. April 22.

Where: Lobby, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS

What:Monster trucks Bigfoot, Raminator, Tailgator and Xtreme Diesel thunder through high-flying, astounding stunts competing for a gold medal win. At the pit party, the Monster Truck Nationals drivers give autographs and pose for photos. Everyone can get a close-up look and a photo of the trucks, pick up a souvenir and take part in interactive games and displays.

When: 7 p.m. April 22. Gates open at 5 p.m. for a pit party; free pit pass available with admission.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $19-$30 in advance; day of show, $22-$33. Additional fees may be applied. Children under 2 are free but must sit on parent's lap.

More info: Call 866-455-4641, statefarmcenter.com/events or MonsterTruckNationals.com.

Next week

WINE TASTING, ART BENEFIT FOR GIERTZ GALLERY

What:Evening of wine, food, and art. Sample many wines and gourmet goodies. One ticket will win a spring floral arrangement designed by Patricia Locke, Parkland College floral design instructor. A silent auction of ceramic pieces. A fine art print by retired faculty artist Don Lake also will be available for sale during the auction, with proceeds supporting the Don Lake Scholarship.

When:4 to 7 p.m. April 26. Online bids end at 6 p.m., and in-house bids end at 6:30 p.m.

Where:Art Mart, 1705 S. Prospect Ave, C.

Cost: Tickets $30, also available at the door.

More info: Call 351-2485, email giertzgallery@parkland.edu or stop by the Giertz Gallery or Art Mart.

ASIAFEST! 2017

What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Where: Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Str., U.

More info: Call 333-9300, oiir.illinois.edu/aacc/aacc-events/asiafest or email aacc@illinois.edu.

Future highlights

MAHOMET CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

What: Festival, hosted by JT Walker's is first of what will be an annual event. Dragon Fire Pizza and Chester's BBQ food trucks, several local breweries and entertainment by Wildwood playing from 5 to 7 p.m. at JT Walker's Brewery; Dirty Feathers, 7 to 9 p.m. at Project 47 Smokehouse; and DJ Ryan Reid, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at JT Walker's Dog Pound Sports Bar.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. April 29. Music at venues, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Downtown Mahomet.

Cost: Free admission. Cost for food trucks and local breweries. $20 for 10 tickets or $25 for 12 tickets and a tasting glass; sold at the door.

More info: jtwalkers.com.

MONTICELLO QUARTER AUCTION MULTI VENDOR CHARITY EVENT

What:Multiple vendors, lots of auction items and raffle baskets. All proceeds will go to C-U Autism Network.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. April 30. Auction begins at 1 p.m.

Where:Monticello Community Building, 201 N. State St.

More info:facebook.com/3galsauction/ or email 3galsauction@gmail.com.

WORLD WAR II REMEMBRANCE DAYS

What: Uniformed re-enactors, representing Allied and Axis units as well as civilians from 1939 through 1945, will gather at the Bunker Hill Historic Area. View living history displays, public battles, tactical skrmishes and more at this free event.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7.

Where: Kennekuk County Park — Bunker Hill Historic Area, Danville.

Cost: Donations accepted.

More info: Call 442-1691, vccd.org or email asteeples@vccd.org.

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

What: The third annual Style Show will feature fashions from Talbots, a luncheon of chicken salad in a lettuce cup, raffle baskets and silent auction items. All proceeds will support local Altrusa projects, including the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and literacy projects

When: Luncheon at 11 a.m. May 6.

Where: Urbana Country Club, 100 E. Country Club Road, U.

Cost:Tickets $40.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/AltrusaChampaignUrbanaIl/.

14TH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN HEART BALL

What: Hosted by the American Heart Association. The funds raised support medical research projects and education and community programs that fight heart disease and stroke. Festivities begin with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a dinner, program and live auction.

When: 6 p.m. May 6.

Where: Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect Ave., C.

More info: champaignheartball.org, call 246-5089 or email Carol.Floyd@heart.org.

ILLINI REGIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

What: Pair and team events for players of all skill levels. Kibitzers are welcome. Hosted by local players from Bridge at Ginger Creek community bridge club.

When: May 23-29.

Where: Hawthorn Suites, Champaign.

More info: regional.kwbridge.com or email kwalker2@comcast.net.

FILMS

This weekend

MOVIE MATINEE MAGIC

What: Watch a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.

When: 3 to 4:45 p.m. every Thursday, April 20 through May 25.

Where: Nate & Lillie Story Room, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 403-2030 or champaign.org.

19TH ANNUAL ROGER EBERT'S FILM FESTIVAL

What: "Hysteria" (2011), "To Sleep with Anger" (1990), "The Handmaiden" (2016), April 20. "They Call Us Monsters" (2017) with short subject "July And Half Of August," "Variete" (1925), "Elle" (2016), April 21. "Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw" (2015), "Pleasantville" (1998), "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You" (2016), "Being There" (1979), April 22. "De-Lovely" (2004) April 23. Question-and-answer sessions with special guests. Performance by the Alloy Orchestra will accompany a rarely screened silent film.

When: 1, 4 and 8:30 p.m. April 20; 1, 4 and 8 p.m. April 21; 11 a.m., 1:30, 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. April 22; 11 a.m. April 23.

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

Cost: Festival passes, $150. Individual tickets, $15, adults; $13, students and seniors.

More info: Call 356-9063, ebertfest.com or thevirginia.org.

Next week

SONIFIED SUSTAINABILITY FESTIVAL: FILM SCREENING

What: The Sonified Sustainability Festival celebrates the 35th anniversary of the seminal environmental film "Koyaanisqatsi," directed by Godfrey Reggio and featuring music by Philip Glass, with a screening at Spurlock Museum.

When: 7 p.m. April 25.

Where: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 333-6280 or krannertcenter.com.

Future highlights

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What: Call the library to reserve a seat for a great film.

When: 2 p.m. May 3.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 267-3170

REEL DEALS: THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE

What: "Raging Bull" (1980). Rated R. 129 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. May 22 and 23.

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

Cost: $5; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only). See all four, $15.

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

REEL DEALS: THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE

What: "After Hours" (1985). Rated R. 97 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. May 24 and 25.

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

Cost: $5; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only). See all four, $15.

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

REEL DEALS: THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE

What: "The Last Waltz" (1978). Rated PG. 117 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. May 26.

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

Cost: $5; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only). See all four, $15.

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Citizen Kane" (1941). Orson Welles' epic tale of a publishing tycoon's rise and fall. Rated PG. 119 minutes.

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

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

Cost: $6. Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MUSIC

This weekend

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Lyric Theatre performing selections from "The Light in the Piazza." The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.

When: 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. April 20.

Where: Atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U.

More info: http://beckman.illinois.edu/events/calendars/thursday-concerts.

KAM AFTER HOURS | SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT

What: Concert features Cooper-Moore, an instrument-builder/designer based in New York City.As part of the Sonified Sustainability Festival, this solo performance will feature handcrafted instruments constructed from found and repurposed materials, including diddley-bow, three-string fretless banjo and mouth bow.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: kam.illinois.edu/events/performances.html or call 333-1861.

PARKLAND CONCERT BAND AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HINDSLEY SYMPHONIC BAND

What: Joint concert.

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

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, faa.parkland.edu/music/ensembles.html or call 333-6280.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band, with guest, Marvin Lee. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; doors open, 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. April 21.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $8.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 377-0550, 897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

48TH ANNUAL CENTRAL JAZZ FEST

What: Hear great music from a number of local middle and high school big bands and enjoy dinner, dessert or snacks from the Jazz Cafe. Schools include: Central and Centennial high schools and Urbana, Franklin, Monticello, Edison and Jefferson middle schools. Special guest is Chip McNeil from the University of Illinois. He will perform with the Central Jazz Ensemble and give a clinic at 4 p.m. Saturday.

When: 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 21 and 22.

Where: Champaign Central High School, Combes Gym, 610 W. University Ave.

Cost: Admission at the door is $5 per person, with a family maximum of $20.

More info: maroons.org/jazzfest/.

DAVID ROTH

What: Roth, a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Massachusetts and a University of Illinois alum, will perform family-friendly songs and stories. Coffee and snacks provided.

When: 7 p.m. April 21.

Where: Unitarian-Universalist Church, 309 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Suggested donation, $10, adult; children are free.

More info: davidrothmusic.com or uucuc.org.

UI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB

What: Talented singers from across the campus present rousing popular and classic choral pieces at this spring concert.

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

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY'S WIND SYMPHONY

What: A Bernstein Bash. In addition to the concert, the EIU Bands will be hosting a silent auction in the Doudna concourse from 6 to 7:20 p.m. and for 20 minutes following the concert.

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

Where: Dvorak Concert Hall,Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $5-$13.

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

SPURLOCK MUSEUM PERFORMANCE SERIES

What: Concert by Congolese band Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi. The performance is part of the museum's Cultural Celebration Series, held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

When: 1 p.m. April 23.

Where: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 244-3355.

PARKLAND GUITAR ENSEMBLE

What: As part of Mahomet Public Library's Concert Series, the ensemble will present a variety of music including Irish folk songs, swing jazz tunes, bossa nova tunes and classical pieces.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. April 23.

Where: Mahomet Public Library, 1702 E. Oak St.

Cost: Free.

More info: faa.parkland.edu/music/ensembles.html or call 586-2611.

KRANNERT CENTER DEBUT ARTIST

What: Yunji Shim, soprano, Krannert Center's Debut Artist competition winner, presents a recital to launch her professional career as part of Krannert Center's Marquee Sunday Salon Series.

When: 3 p.m. April 23.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

SONIFIED SUSTAINABILITY FESTIVAL: REEL ORCHESTRETTE: THE EPIC OF EVEREST

What: Geoff Gersh and Bradford Reed, founders of Reel Orchestrette, have created original scores for several films. For their Sonified Sustainability performance, they will perform their own, original music to "The Epic of Everest."

When: 7 p.m. April 23.

Where: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

What: "An Orchestral and Choral Tapestry: Masterpieces Through the Ages." Featuring Eastern Symphony Orchestra and EIU's Choral Ensembles.

When: 4 p.m. April 23.

Where: Dvorak Concert Hall,Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $5-$13.

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

Next week

PARKLAND JAZZ COMBO

What: The ensemble will perform selections from artists such as Freddie Hubbard, Pat Metheny, J.J. Johnson, Sam Crain, John Scott, Bud Powell, BWB, and Eric Alexander, among others. Open to the public.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 24.

Where: Parkland College Theatre's Second Stage, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: faa.parkland.edu/music/.

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 24 (fourth Monday of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Where: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

UNESCO'S 2017 INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY CELEBRATION

What: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music celebrates the day with short historic films "Miles Ahead" and "Keep On Keepin' On," introduced by jazz educators and performers, and performances by Ronald Romm and Tom Birkner on several historical instruments, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Art Theater. Held in collaboration with Urbana-Champaign's UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship, The Conservatory of Central Illinois and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Followed by an after-party with a combo led by trumpeters Jeff Helgesen and Nathaniel Banks, 7 to 9 p.m. at Esquire Lounge.

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 25.

Where: Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., and Esquire Lounge, 106 N. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Free admission. Food and beverage available for purchase.

More info: Email ucgc.champaign@gmail.com or call the Sousa Archives at 333-4577.

UI CAMPUS CONCERT BAND AND UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND

What: These traditional bands include strong players who perform music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions and modern pieces.

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

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

UI JAZZ COMBO

What: Students in these small jazz combos have the opportunity to hone their technique and work on tight arrangements. World-renowned faculty musicians lead them through classic charts by influential writers.

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

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

UI JAZZ TROMBONE ENSEMBLES

What: The composer and prolific recording artist Jim Pugh leads two UI Jazz Trombone Ensembles on works arranged or written by group members.

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

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

UI PHILHARMONIA

What: The versatile musicians of this orchestra play works ranging from new experimental pieces to classics of the literature.

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

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

UI JAZZ BAND IV

What: This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the big band era.

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

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR

What: With guest Trisha Yearwood.

When: 7 p.m. April 28, 3 and 7:30 p.m. April 29 and 7:30 p.m. April 30.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost:Tickets no longer on sale.

More info:Call 844-442-7842 or StateFarmCenter.com/Garth.

ILLINOIS WIND ORCHESTRA

What: These musicians excel at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music's reaches as they undertake works for large or small groups, traditional pieces and new compositions.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 28.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

UI JAZZ CONCERT BAND

What: Chip McNeill leads this classic jazz ensemble.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 28.

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

'TWICE AS NICE' CONCERT

What: The back-by-popular-demand concert features Cyndy Schmohe and her sister, Pat Neal, with their two baby grand piano (dueling piano) duets. Also performing is the Iroquois County Southern gospel group, A Natural High, now in its 35th year of singing the Lord's praises. Guest performers are a bugler's trio, Wes Lundsberg, John Orme and Erik Parmenter. Concert raises funds for restoration projects of the 151-year-old museum.

When: Two concerts — 2 and 4:30 p.m. April 29.

Where: Courtroom, Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

Cost: Tickets $15; available at the museum or The Gathering and Inside-Out, both in Gilman.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

UI JAZZ GUITAR AND SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLES

What: Student jazz ensembles of the University of Illinois School of Music.

When: 3 p.m. April 29.

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Latin Sensations," featuring Colin Davin, guitar, and the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 29.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

More info: Call 333-6280, cusymphony.org or krannertcenter.com.

UI LATIN JAZZ BAND

What: Tito Carrillo leads the UI Latin Jazz Ensemble on works with South American, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban and traditional jazz influences.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 29.

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

Future highlights

IN CONCERT AT CPL: GIRLS NEXT DOOR

What: University of Illinois' first female a cappella group. These 12 women perform music from almost every genre to entertain audiences of all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. April 30.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 403-2070 or champaign.org.

UI JAZZ BAND III

What: This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the big band era.

When: 3 p.m. April 30.

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

UI JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLES

What: Jazz vocalists can perform a cappella, create their own vocal percussion, become entire orchestras unto themselves or sing dense arrangements backed by rhythm musicians.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 30.

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

UI JAZZ BAND II

What: This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the big band era.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 2.

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR

What: The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

When: 7 p.m. May 3.

Where: Danville First Church of the Nazarene, 2212 N. Vermilion St.

Cost: No tickets; donations welcome.

More info: Call 442-8316.

UI WIND SYMPHONY

What: This ensemble from the University of Illinois premieres new works, travels to national and international events and sets the standard for band performance and training.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 3.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

UI JAZZ COMBO CONCERT II

What: Faculty musicians lead these University of Illinois students through classic charts by influential writers.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 3.

Where: Studio Theater, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

PARKLAND CHAMBER SINGERS AND PARKLAND WIND ENSEMBLE

What: Concert is open to the public.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 4.

Where: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: faa.parkland.edu/music/.

NOCTAMBULE

What: Piper's Hut Concert. Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor are Noctambule. They play original and traditional music in a variety of forms using various guitars in varied tunings, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, tenor guitar — and their blended voices. House concert. Seating is very limited. Reservations are required.

When: 7 p.m. May 4.

Where: Near downtown, Champaign.

Cost:Tickets $20.

More info: pipers-hut.com/concerts or email pipers.hut@gmail.com.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band, with guest, Eddy Winter. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; doors open, 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. May 5.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $8.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 377-0550, 897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Battle Creek Country. Food available for sale.

When: 7 p.m. May 6 (doors open at 5:30 for those wanting to purchase food).

Where: Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St.

Cost: Admission $10.

More info: Call 388-2853.

SLEEPY CREEK CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Mike Droho & the Compass Rose, a neo-pop, folky-funk trio that incorporates beat boxing, electric violin and guitar to form a rhythmic foundation for uniquely woven vocal harmonies and original songs.

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

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

Cost:Tickets $13 each and $11 for groups of six or more.

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

DANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: Fantastique @ 50 with Johnathan Bass, piano. Celebrate the conclusion of 50 seasons of marvelous concerts.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 6. "Moments with the Maestro" at 6:45 p.m., auditorium lobby.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

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

PARKLAND CONCERT BAND AND PARKLAND ORCHESTRA

What: Sharing powerful classical jams with the community. Open to the public.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. May 7.

Where: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: faa.parkland.edu/music/.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS CHILDREN'S CHORUS

What: The chorus' 38th annual Spring Concert. The 2016-17 season's final concert features all CICC ensembles: Music Makers, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir.

When: 3:30 p.m. May 7.

Where: Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $5 for adults, youths 18 and under are free; available at the door.

More info: ciccsings.org or office@ciccsings.org.

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel, Scottish love, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy, sailor and railroad songs; spirituals, protest, war and anti-war songs. Instruments welcome; no singing experience required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 8(second and fifth Mondays of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Co-op at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST JOE WALSH

What: Rock band is celebrating its "40th Anniversary Tour."

When: 7:30 p.m. May 10.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $50-$105 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com/events.

THE MERSEY BEATLES

What: Four Lads from Liverpool. Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary Show. The entire album live. Plus 20 hits from all eras. Food available before and during this concert.

When: 7 p.m. May 11. Doors open and meet and greet at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $25-$39, plus $5 handling fee. $39 ticket includes a meet and greet with the band and free CD download.

More info: Call 815-993-6585, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

PARKLAND GUITAR ENSEMBLE

What: The talented members of the ensemble will be performing for the public.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. May 11.

Where: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: faa.parkland.edu/music/.

ANNUAL KIDS' CONCERT

What: Concert series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Music from Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players. Bring blankets or chairs.

When: 11 a.m. May 13.

Where: Gate House Lawn, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: $5, kids; $8, adults. Food and drink will be available for purchase at all shows.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, email allerton@illinois.edu or call 333-3287.

CLASS ACT SHOWSTOPPERS

What: These talented young performers, ages 9-14, will entertain audiences of all ages with their musical revue featuring Broadway and popular songs.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. May 13.

Where: Robeson Pavilion Room A & B, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 403-2030 or champaign.org/.

SLEEPY CREEK MUSIC

What: Featuring music by Hadley Kennary, singer-songwriter (Americana/pop blend), from 1 to 3 p.m. and Cap Quirk, a one-man band, rhythmic storyteller (folk-Americana style), from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

When: Food by Rosati's Catering, noon to 5 p.m.; music, 1 to 5:30 p.m. May 14.

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

Cost:Music is free.

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

NEW YORK POLYPHONY CONCERT

What: To celebrate 10 years together, male classical vocal quartet New York Polyphony presents "Colloquy." Bringing together treasured early music works and specially commissioned selections, this diverse program explores the boundaries between ancient and modern music. No ticket sales at the door. Limited tickets via cash or check available in person at the Emmanuel church office.

When: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. May 16.

Where: Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave., C.

More info: Call 352-9827 or emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org/nyp.html.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band, with guest, Terry Smith. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; doors open, 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. May 19.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $8.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 377-0550, 897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

THE BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN- URBANA

What: "The Genius of Heinrich Schutz" showcases the spectrum of his innovative compositions.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 21.

When: University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright St., C.

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

More info: Call 378-6802 or baroqueartists.org.

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 22 (fourth Monday of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: 19th annual event, May 26 through Aug. 25, featuring 90s Daughter on May 26. Food vendors and beer tents.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. May 26.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/.

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel, Scottish love, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy, sailor and railroad songs; spirituals, protest, war and anti-war songs. Instruments welcome; no singing experience required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 29(second and fifth Mondays of every month).

Where: Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Co-op at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

DANCING

This weekend

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY WEEKLY DANCE

What: Two hours of swing dancing DJ'd by local dancers. All are welcome. No special shoes or dress required.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, April 20 through May 4.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Western Night. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 21.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Caleb Cook Bank on the second, Battle Creek on the third.Champaign Country Opry, featuring Chrissy Sparks Band with guests, on the last Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday except on Country Opry Night (7 to 9 p.m.).

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

Cost: $5; last Saturday of each month, $10; 12 years old and younger are free.

More info: Call 398-9527.

Next week

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Line dance lesson, 7 p.m. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by The Mean Lids, with caller, Jo Mortland. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. April 28.

Where: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W.Oregon St., U.

Cost: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

Future highlights

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Captain's 3. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

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

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

Cost: $5.

More info: Call 443-2999 or email luann.picklap@gmail.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Happy Hour Novice Dance, 7 p.m. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. May 5.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by The Young and the Fretless, with caller, Dale Wilson. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Cost: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $3.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Mother's Day Dance. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 12.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

BLUES AND FUSION LESSON AND SOCIAL DANCE

What:Open to anyone with an interest in dance. No partner necessary. Music will range from traditional blues to contemporary blues-influenced music.

When: Lesson, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.; dance, 9:30 p.m. to midnight May 13.

Where:Defy Gravity Pole Fitness and Aerial Arts Studio, 24 E. Green St., Suite 11, C.

Cost: Lesson, $10 and includes the social dance. Dance, $5.

More info:join the facebook group BluesCENTRAL or email tangorider33@gmail.com.

CONTRA DANCE IN THE BARN

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by The New Hoosier Broadcasters, with caller, Deborah Hyland. No partner or experience needed. Potluck at 5 p.m. New dancer orientation at 6:30. Bon fire at 9.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. May 13.

Where: Kalyx Center, 442 E. 1300 N Road, U (urbana-contra.org/directions.html).

Cost: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Bev Wolfe. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

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

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

Cost: $5.

More info: Call 443-2999 or email luann.picklap@gmail.com.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Snakeroot (formerly called The Dump Chickens), with caller, Gaile Hintze. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. May 19.

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

Cost: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Cha cha lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. May 19.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Memorial Day Dance (dress casual). Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 26.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

STEP AFRIKA!: THE MIGRATION: REFLECTIONS ON JACOB LAWRENCE

What: Step Afrika!, the first professional organization dedicated to the African-American tradition of stepping, has partnered with The Phillips Collection of Washington, D.C., to conceptualize Lawrence's groundbreaking series as a textured, interdisciplinary dance piece in which lightning-fast claps, intricate footwork, percussive chants and perfect synchronicity echo themes of locomotion, flight, struggle and, ultimately, hope.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 21.

Where: Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

STUDIO DANCE II

What: Dance at Illinois students present their dance-making investigations curated by a panel of faculty and students.

When: 7 and 9 p.m. April 20-22.

Where: Studio Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$17.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

Next week

POET MICHAEL J. LA DUE

What: Drawing from his 30-plus years as a poet, Michael J. La Due will talk about the art of poetry and read from his work at this National Poetry Month celebration.

When: 7 to 8 p.m. April 26.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.org or champaign.org.

ZOO IMPROV FINAL FRIDAYS COMEDY IMPROV SHOW

What: Kid-friendly Interactive Family Show at 7 p.m. followed by the Friday Night Improv Comedy Show at 8:30.

When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 28.

Where: SoDo Theater, 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Pay what you wish.

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

Future highlights

COMPAGNIA TPO: FARFALLE (BUTTERFLIES)

What: The theatrical sorcerers of this whimsical Italian troupe invite exploration into a virtual, multisensory world where the whirring sound of wings beating is mixed with glints of sunshine and pops of digital imagery.

When: 1 and 3 p.m. April 30.

Where: Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$30. Waiting list.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

'CINDERELLA'

What: Presented by CU Ballet.

When: 7 p.m. May 5 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 6.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$24; additional $2-$3 fee (online only).

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

A SHOW OF MAGIC

What:Presented by the Central Illinois Magic Association in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Harry Houdini being president of the Society of American Magicians. Before and after the show, magicians will be on hand with information about the local club and how you can get involved.

When: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 7.

Where: Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, C.

More info: Call 841-5616 or email Cimagicfun@gmail.com.

'THE MAGIC TREEHOUSE: THE KNIGHTS AT DAWN 2017'

What: Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre.

When: 7 p.m. May 18 and 19, 2 and 7 p.m. May 20.

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

More info: Call 356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

THEATER

This weekend

'ANYTHING GOES'

What: Classic musical comedy presented by Parkland Theatre, featuring the music and lyrics of Cole Porter.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 21, 22; 3 p.m. April 23.

Where: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $14-$16; $12 for organized groups of 15 or more.

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

'THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS'

What: Danville Light Opera's Musical Theatre. Musical based on a story by Larry L. King. Recommended for mature audiences only.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 2 p.m. April 23.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$20.

More info: dlomusicaltheatre.com or call 431-1660.

'BLEACHER BUMS'

What: A nine-inning comedy. Presented by Twin City Squared (Twin City Theatre Company).

When: 7 p.m. April 21-22, 2 p.m. April 23, 7 p.m. April 27-29 and 2 p.m. April 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$15.

More info: twincitysquared.com, facebook.com/twincitysquared or email twincitysquared@gmail.com.

Next week

'BYE BYE BIRDIE'

What: Judah Christian High School's spring musical.

When: 7 p.m. April 27-29.

Where: Judah Christian High School, 908 N. Prospect Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $5-$8, family pass is $25; available at the door.

More info: judah.org.

'THE CHRISTIANS'

What: The Celebration Company's final production of the season explores faith, love and leadership.

When: 8 p.m. April 27-30, May 3-7, 10-13.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA'

What: Lyic Theatre @ Illinois. 1950s Tuscany provides the setting for this Tony Award-winning story of love and hope, fears and expectations.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 27-29 and 3 p.m. April 30.

Where: Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

Future highlights

'ADAM AND EVE GO TO MARRIAGE COUNSELING'

What: Romantic comedy. A dinner theater format with on-site catering featuring Amish-style foods.

When: Noon May 10, 17 and 31, June 21 and 28, July 12 and 6 p.m. July 26.

Where: Best Western plus Green Mill Village Hotel & Suites and Convention Center, 917 Green Mill Road, Arcola.

Cost: Tickets $40.

More info: gmvtheatre.com, email info@gmvtheatre.com or call 268-4400.

'AS YOU LIKE IT'

What: Presented by Creative Dramatics Workshop.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 19, 20, 2:30 p.m. May 21, 7:30 p.m. May 26, 27 and 2:30 p.m. May 28.

Where: The Homer Opera House, 101 N. Main St.

Cost: Tickets $5-$8.

More info: HomerOperaHouse.com, call 688-2395 or 493-6175.

'DIAL M FOR MURDER'

What: By Agatha Christie. Presented by Monticello Theatre Association.

When:7:30 p.m. May 13, 2:30 p.m. May 14, 7:30 p.m. May 19 and 20 and 2:30 p.m. May 21.

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

Cost: Tickets $12.50.

More info: Call 762-2679 or Monticellotheatre.org.

'THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF THE MISSING RING'

What: Red Mask Players' spring children's show.

When:7 p.m. May 19 and 20, 2 p.m. May 20 and 21.

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

Cost: Tickets $5.

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

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

NATURE AT NIGHT: MAGNIFICENT MOTHS

What: Did you know there are 1,850 species of moths that live in Illinois? As participants hike and search for these winged creatures, they'll practice some identification techniques. An experience for the whole family. Registration required.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 21.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: $3 per person.

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

PRAIRIE FRUITS FARM & CREAMERY

What: "Babies and Breakfast." Visit with the baby goats and their moms, enjoy a local foods breakfast, including goat milk hot chocolate, and soak up the signs of spring on the farm.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through April 29.

Where: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., C.

Cost: Free admission; four to five breakfast foods, coffee, hot chocolate costs are $3-$7 per item.

More info: prairiefruits.com or facebook.com/prairiefruitsfarm.

GRAND OPENING ON EARTH DAY

What: Urbana Park District's newest play space. Unique and interactive playscape engages children of all ages in imaginative and active outdoor play with nature. Play in the nature playscape, create nature art, explore Busey Woods during a self-directed scavenger hunt and visit the education wildlife. Refreshments available.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. April 22.

Where: Friendship Grove Nature Playscape, Anita Purves Nature Center, U.

More info: urbanaparks.org/facilities/friendship-grove-nature-playscape/ or call 367-1544.

SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS

What:Search for birds in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Learn basic bird-watching and identification techniques from a leader of the Champaign County Audubon Society. Bring binoculars.

When:7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, through May 28.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org.

Next week

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 April through October.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org.

SONIFIED SUSTAINABILITY FESTIVAL: SOUNDWALK WITH ERIC LEONARDSON

What: Eric Leonardson guides participants in an outdoor experience like no other by introducing deeper listening practices to soundscapes of the environments of local parks. Soundwalks are limited to 25 participants per walk. Registration information will be provided closer to the date.

When: 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. April 27.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

SONIFIED SUSTAINABILITY FESTIVAL: SOUNDWALK WITH ERIC LEONARDSON

What: Eric Leonardson guides participants in an outdoor experience like no other by introducing deeper listening practices to soundscapes of the environments of local parks. Soundwalks are limited to 25 participants per walk. Registration information will be provided closer to the date.

When: 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. April 28.

Where: Busey Woods, directly north of Crystal Lake Park at 206 W. Park St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 333-6280.

PROJECT APPLESEED RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP CLINIC

What: This unique event teaches fundamental rifle marksmanship skills together with stories by historical storytellers about the important role that marksmanship played during the Revolutionary War. Suitable for new and experienced shooters. Families are welcome.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 and 30.

Where: Danville Rifle and Pistol Club range, 8523 E. 2250 N Road, Danville (4 miles north and half-mile west of Oakwood).

Cost: Adults, $60; youths (under 18), $20; active-duty military and law enforcement, $20.

More info: appleseedinfo.org.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA NEDA WALK

What: Join the UI Counseling Center and campus community for the 2017 National Eating Disorder Awareness Walk, an awareness-promoting event and fundraiser. Form a team. Celebrate recovery. Support a loved one. Bring your pup.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. April 29. Registration at 8, opening ceremony at 9 a.m.

Where: UI Arboretum, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

More info: nedawalk.org/urbana2017, nedawalk.org/register?fr_id=4363 or email cdbauer1@illinois.edu or Yu-Yun Liu at yyliu@illinois.edu.

MARCH FOR BABIES

What: This 3-mile walking event takes place in 500 communities across the country and involves more than 3 million people each year. Near the district's largest play structure, PrairiePlay off Windsor Road. Three miles of paved trails make this park ideal for walking for the babies. Sign up to walk; start a team with your company, family or friends; or donate to help babies survive and thrive.

When: Registration at 9 a.m.; start time at 10 a.m. April 29.

Where: Urbana Park District's Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: marchforbabies.org.

2017 EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS HEART WALK

What: A half-mile and 3-mile walk hosted by the American Heart Association to support the fight against heart disease and stroke. Walkers are eligible for a T-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100 by collecting donations from friends, co-workers and family. Activities such as health screenings at many booths, a tribute wall, a survivor lunch by Subway, refreshments, learning of "hands only CPR" and team photos.

When: Registration at noon, opening ceremonies at 1 p.m., walkers step off about 1:30 p.m. April 29.

Where: Lake Land College West Building, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon.

More info: colescountyheartwalk.com, call 246-5089 or email Carol.Floyd@heart.org,

C-U PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH

What: Gather in West Side Park to hear inspirational speakers, march in solidarity with climate marchers worldwide and make a difference for the community and the world. Music by Meadowhawk and informational tables from groups such as Prairie Rivers Network, Eco-Justice Collaborative, and others. Sponsored in part by the Prairie Group of Illinois Sierra Club and Food and Water Watches.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Where: West Side Park, 400 W. University Ave., C.

More info:Email climate.march.cu@gmail.com or peoplesclimate.org/.

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What:Join members of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Inc. at their observatory to see the stars and planets through the large public telescope. Canceled if weather is unfavorable, including cloudy skies.

When:7 to 9 p.m. April 29.

Where:CUAS Observatory, southwest of Champaign, south of Monticello Road on County Road 700 E.

Cost:Free.

More info:Call 351-2567 or cuas.org.

Future highlights

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY 5K EVENT

What:Run, walk or skip to the finish line. Noncompetitive, celebratory event marks the end of GOTR's spring 2017 season. This family-friendly celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a DJ, bounce houses, happy hair and face paint. Open to the public; all proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of Champaign County.

When:Celebration starts at 11:30 a.m., 5K at 1 p.m. May 7.

Where:Event begins at Stephens Family YMCA, 2501 Fields South Drive, C, winds through the Copper Ridge and Ironwood neighborhoods and ends at the Y. .

Cost:Registration cost is $25 for ages 13 and up and $5 less for 12 and under; includes an event shirt, finisher medal and post-race refreshments. Fees increase $10 after May 1.

More info:Call 239-2841, girlsontherunofchampaigncounty.org or girlsontherunofchampaigncounty.org/race/625-gotr-5k-spring-2017/register.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY MUTT STRUT

What:A fundraiser and celebration of All Things Dog: a dog walk followed by music, doggie activities, music, contests, food and beer. Businesses support through sponsorships and in-kind gifts, and individuals create fundraising pages to help raise awareness and funds.

When:4 to 7 p.m. May 7. Registration and goodie bag pickup (bring rabies tag/certificate), 4 p.m.; strut begins at 5 p.m.

Where:Crystal Lake Park, Urbana.

Cost:$25/dog in advance or $35/dog at the door .

More info:firstgiving.com/cuhumane/muttstrut2017, email heidi@cuhumane.org or call 344-7297.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: The Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club will be holding a model rocket launch in Champaign. Fliers with rockets of all sizes, large and small, will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Admission is free. In case of questionable weather, call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. May 13.

Where: Dodds Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org or call 840-1678 or email operations@ciarocketry.org.

PARACHUTE4PETS

What:With the mission of helping nonprofit animal rescues and shelters in Central Illinois, Team Yoga4Cats has partnered with Illinois Skydiving Center to organize this event with all profits going to PetNet. It features reduced rates on sky-diving packages, door prizes, raffle, online silent auction, cookout and appearances by adoptable dogs. ISC will be bringing in a turbine grand caravan for the weekend.

When: 9 a.m. to sunset (subject to change) May 13 and 14.

Where: Paxton Municipal Airport, 1650 W. Ottawa Road, Paxton.

More info: Call 841-8881 or email teamyoga4cats@gmail.com.

WILD EDIBLES IN MICRO-URBAN LANDSCAPES

What: Join local wild food enthusiast J.P. Goguen for an exploration of the edible landscape. A selection of in-season native and invasive plants and fungi will be introduced at each program. Focus will be given to identification and safety as the culinary potential of each species is discussed. Time will be split between classroom discussion and identification outdoors. Attend a single class or all three for a discounted price. Pre-registration is required. Call for registration and fee information.

When: 10 a.m. to noon May 13, July 22 and/or Sept. 9.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

LET'S GO FLY A KITE!

What: Bring the family to the annual Kite Festival. Bring a kite or watch the demonstrations at this unique event.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. May 14.

Where: Sunset Ridge Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: jill.taylor@champaignparks.com or call 819-3931.

FOURTH ANNUAL ROOTS WALK

What: Listen to live blues, roots, folk and Americana music, while strolling past the trees in the park. Features a selection of soloists and small combos scattered along the walks of the park. Musicians along the park road, close to the North Woods Pavilion. Brought to you by Urbana Park District and C-U Folk and Roots Festival.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. May 19.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, Urbana. Rain location: Anita Purves Nature Center.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 367-9575 or 367-1544.

CAMP ASSURANCE 5K AND FUN RUN

What: The 5K is an all-terrain cross-country course throughout the camp property. The Fun Run is a 1K race for children to compete against other kids their own age. Register online or download paper registration forms. Lunch included.

When: 9 a.m. to noon May 20.

Where: Camp Assurance, 8364 N. 2100 E Road, Georgetown.

More info: campassurance.org or call 662-6242.

LIFE IS A CYCLE

What: An outdoor group fitness event where you can learn how and where to bike commute in your community.

When: 9:30 a.m. to noon May 20.

Where: Urbana's Market at The Square

More info: lifeisacycle.bike/

PRAIRIE RIVERS NETWORK DAY AT ALLERTON

What: A 50th anniversary celebration of stewardship. Bring a picnic and enjoy a family-friendly meal with friends. Guided nature walk and birding walk. The Water Project — a new performance developed by a theatrical ensemble. Sample locally produced honey and local artisanal grain breads. Art and photography exhibit by local artists and photographers. Featuring "River of Hope: Save a Place. Change Your Life," a multimedia reflection on 50 years of stewardship.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. May 21.

Where: Allerton Park Music Barn, 588 Allerton Road, Monticello.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://prairierivers.org/fifty/#allerton.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: The Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club will be holding a model rocket launch in Champaign. Fliers with rockets of all sizes, large and small, will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Admission is free. In case of questionable weather, call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. May 28.

Where: Dodds Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org or call 840-1678 or email operations@ciarocketry.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS MEMORIAL DAY 5K RUN AND WALK

When: 9 a.m. May 29.

Where: On the campus of the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System,1900 E. Main St., Danville.

More info: Details and entry forms at kennekuk.com.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS SUMMER FUN RUNS/WALKS

What: 1-3-mile grass loop or wooded trail.

When: 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, May 31 through Aug. 23.

Where: Kickapoo State Recreation Area Cross Country Course, Danville. Meet at the Meadow Shelter near Clear Pond Trail.

More info: kennekuk.com.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: "Where the Arts Meet Physics," through April 20; "School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition" and "Enough to Live On: Art from the WPA," through April 22. "Light and Movement in Sculpture" through May 14. "Land Grant" and "Dynamic Structures: American Abstract Artists" through July 8. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," ongoing.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; KAM After Hours — Thursdays open until 9 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Museum is free admission; suggested donation, $3.

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

Spurlock Museum

What: "Symbols of Identity and Diversity: Judaica from the Permanent Collection of the Spurlock Museum."

When: 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 and university holidays. Through April 30.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: Call 333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

OTHER MUSEUMS

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

What: Arms and Militaria Show. Check out the collectors of antique arms, firearms, militaria, re-enactment supplies and more and purchase items from dealers. All firearms pre-1898. Food served, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

When: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 22.

Where: 700 S. Main St., Tuscola.

Cost: Suggested entrance donation, $3.

More info: Call 253-2535, 369-3754 or 712-6236.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What: Museum opening marks the beginning of summer hours.

When: April 22. Open, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. Museum tours can be arranged at other times by calling.

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

More info:Call 379-4111 or 379-3723.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: "Planting Your Own Prairie." Children can help re-create food and habitat for the many birds, butterflies, and other animals that depend on them. Children will plant a variety of grasses and flowers that can be taken home to bloom and flourish. Registration required.

When: 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 22.

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

Cost: $5 per person.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 586-2612 or email planted@ccfpd.org.

OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What: Photography exhibits of Dennis Swan of Villa Grove and Terry Seaman of Champaign. Along with the photographs, Seaman has a personal collection of cameras and equipment in an Art Gallery showcase.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; and the first Sunday of each month. Through April 28.

Where: Art Gallery, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka.

More info: Call 8815-432-2215.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: Champaign-Urbana March for Science hosted by science activities. This is a sister march to the national March for Science in Washington, D.C. It kicks off with a youth march around downtown, then a rally including local science activist speakers will be at the museum.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. April 22.

What: Toddler Tuesdays. A new topic each week. Activities are based on art, science, games and other sensory activities.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

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

When: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"James Beauchamp and the Harmonic Tone Generato."

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 Dec. 31. Closed weekends, some holidays.

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

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

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

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: The Vermilion County Museum Society is commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I with a special exhibit "Over There." 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."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Museum admission, $1-$3. Museum and Fithian House admission, $1-$5. Children 12 years old and younger, free.

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

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: Exhibits with items from the pre-Revolutionary War through the operations in Afghanistan; a display of "Women in the Military" and a new World War II exhibit focusing on the war in the Pacific. Additional items have been added throughout the museum.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: $4 adults; $2 under 18; free for children under 6 and active duty military personnel and their families.

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

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Sky show:"Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, April 21 and 28.

Main features: "The Dark Matter Mystery," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 14-29.

Children's feature: "Coyote Explores the Earth, Moon and Sun," 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 22 and 23.

Laser shows: "Dark Side of the Moon," 9:30 p.m. April 28; "The Wall," 10:30 p.m. April 28; "Laser Country," 9:30 p.m. April 29; "Zeppelin," 10:30 p.m. April 29. Laser shows also May 5 and 6.

Kid's laser show: "Legends of the Night Sky — Perseus & Andromeda", 7 p.m. April 29.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6. Laser shows, $8 at the door.

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

EXHIBITS

ALICE CAMPBELL ALUMNI CENTER

What: "Look About You — Celebrating U of I's 150 years of Development and Achievement Through Art Exhibition." Created by University of Illinois faculty, alumni and students from over the course of the University's history.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. until noon Saturdays when classes are in session. Through the end of June.

Where: 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

More info: illinoisalumni.org.

ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

What:"AAPI Strong: Standing United," a group art exhibition featuring artwork from various artists, including the Asian Pacific American Coalition, Xue Jiannhua, Katrina Monreal, Elynna Ruan, Umeeta Sadarangani, Moran Tracy, Kuldeepa Vartak-Mehta and Ian Wang.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through May 31.

Where: 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

More info: oiir.illinois.edu/aacc/our-programs/artist-showcase, email aacc@illinois.edu or call 333-9300.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," features artwork by students from Bottenfield Elementary, Westview Elementary and Central High School.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, first floor. And 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Through May.

Where: Main library on the east wall of the children's area, and in the FriendShop Bookstore, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 403-2070 or champaign.org.

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What: "Art of Science 7.0." Showcasing imagery from the Core Facilities at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois.

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through May 14.

Where: 206 W. Main St., U.

More info: Email kfaith@illinois.edu or igb.illinois.edu/igb-calendar.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: Gallery exhibit, "2017 Town and Country Art Show," sponsored by Danville Art League. Show is open to amateur artists who have not participated in any other Town and Country show this year. Two divisions, adult and junior.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. Through April 28.

Where: 320 N. Franklin St., Danville.

More info: Call 442-9264 or email thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

GIERTZ GALLERY AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "Parkland College Art, Design Student Juried Exhibition 2017."

When:10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through May 6.

Where: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

More info: artgallery.parkland.edu, call 351-2485 or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit, "A Bird's Eye View: 100 years of a Changing Illinois Landscape."

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. If interested in visiting on Monday or in the morning, call ahead. Through December.

Where: Interpretive Center, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 896-2455 or email cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

ILLINOIS TERMINAL

What: Wall displays, "MTD Art: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood": "The Commuters," pastel pencils on paper by EKAH, "Lush," encaustic by Christina Nordholm, "Field 135," gouache and ink on bristol by Kelly Hieronymus and "Bar Top," oil on paper by Natalie Pivoney, the artists chosen to be featured inside all MTD buses.

When: All day, every day. Through April 30.

Where: Across from the elevators on the first floor, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/mtd-art or call 384-8188.

MURPHY GALLERY

What:Art at the Y exhibition, "Landscapes: Inherited, Revised, Restored." Kim Curtis, Viktoria Ford and other local artists come together in a powerful reflection on place.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday; through the spring 2017 semester and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer starting May 15 through August 2017.

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

Cost: Free.

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

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What:"Champaign County Town & Country Amateur Art Show." Original works from both youth and adult divisions are displayed for public viewing. There will be a public critique by the juror on the last day of the show at 10:30 a.m. April 29.

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through April 29.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 819-3909, email michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or champaignparks.com/art-exhibits.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: "2017 Graduate Art Exhibition,"annual thesis exhibition of work by the current master of arts candidates in Eastern Illinois University's Studio Art program, Main Gallery.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Through May 7.

Where: 2010 Ninth St. (South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

Cost: Free.

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

CITY OF URBANA

What: Opening reception for Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "The Characters of Wizard of Oz," Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. Elementary School third grade by Rusty Clevenger.

When: 5 to 6 p.m. April 28. Open, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Urbana City Building; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Urbana Free Library. Through July 2.

Where: Reception in city building lobby. Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.; and Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits or call 328-8265.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Sacred Trees." New studio furniture and functional art by Thomas Skaggs of Urbana.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through May 13.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info: cinemagallery.cc or call 384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

LARRY KANFER GALLERY

What: "Hong Kong Show," Kanfer's photographic artwork collection.

When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Through April 21.

Where: 2503 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 398-2000 or gallery@kanfer.com.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What:Last market of the season before it moves outside. The market features fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, wines and arts and crafts.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22.

Where: Inside Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanabusiness.com/market-in-the-square/.

CHAMPAIGN FARMERS' MARKET

What: Find fresh, local food, meet farmers, taste local foods, learn more about community events and enjoy kids' activities. The market also offers recipe ideas and cooking demonstrations.

When: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 16 to Oct. 31.

Where: 310-330 N. Neil St. (Parking Lot M), C.

More info:Call 840-2128, thelandconnection.org/market, email market@thelandconnection.org.

NEW THIRD SATURDAY MARKET

What: Vendors both indoors and outdoors, filled with creative crafts, antiques and unique finds.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, May 20 through Dec. 16.

Where: Merchant Building on the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, Arthur.

More info: Call 520-3349, 254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.

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