Entertainment listings, Aug. 10-17, 2017

Entertainment listings, Aug. 10-17, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

GEORGETOWN FAIR

What: Livestock auction and shows, carnival, tractor pull, rodeo, pedal tractor pull, demo derby, and music by Torn Labels are among the highlights.

When: Continues Aug. 10-12.

Where: Georgetown fairgrounds, 13 N. Seminary, Georgetown.

Cost: $4 at the gate, children 5-11 $1, under 5 free. Grandstand shows, $3-$12.

More info: Call 217-662-6415, email info@georgetownfair.com or georgetownfair.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

What: Live street-side performance series. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock and blues, along with a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 11-25.

Where: Intersections of Neil and Church, Neil and Park or Walnut and Chester streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign or call 217-351-9841.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA DAYS

What: Live music, sports competitions, senior activities, food trucks and more.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 12.

Where: Douglas Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-398-2573, email tiffany.white@champaignparks.com, or champaignparks.com.

CHEESEBURGERS AND FUN

What: Fundraiser for Vermilion County Conservation Foundation. Kennekuk Road Runners' Howl at the Moon 8-Hour Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. Annual classic car show and music, food vendors, and at 3 p.m. a cheeseburger cookout. Vermilion Voles vintage baseball jamboree at noon. Antiques, Corvettes, hot rods, muscle cars, antique tractors on display at the 10th Annual Bunker Hill Run, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., that features a cruise to the Illiana Health Care System Medical Center. Music by Rodman Rail, 2 p.m.; Left 4 Dead, 5 p.m.; and Lady Luck, 8 p.m.

When: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 12.

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

Cost: Free admission, but donations accepted. Cheeseburger meal, $6.

More info: Call 217-442-1691 or vccd.org.

JENNIFER'S GIFTS FROM ABOVE'S PIG AND LAMB ROAST LUAU

What: In addition to the pig and lamb, and chicken wings, there will kids' activities including sack races, an egg toss, inflatables, horseshoes, face painting and balloon animals. Musical guests are Recka-Sto from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 Gun Whiskey from 2 to 5 p.m. A Motorcycle Show will be onsite as well.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13.

Where: Centennial Park, West Kirby Avenue, Champaign.

Cost: Free admission, however, guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to distribute to children of less fortunate families in the community at Christmas.

More info: email jnamoff2004@yahoo.com or maria@vasquezventures.net.

Next week

2017 FAIRBURY FAIR

What: Carnival rides start at 6 p.m. Aug. 16-18, 2 p.m. Aug. 19 and 1 p.m. Aug. 20. DJ and live music in the beer tent every night. Meat goat show at 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Grandstand entertainment: Demolition Derby, 7 p.m. Aug. 18; Stock car racing, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19; Community worship service, 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Euchre tournament at 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Baggo tournaments at 1 p.m. Aug. 19 (kids) and Aug. 20 (adults). Aug. 20 also includes an Antique Farm Equipment Display, chili cook off, and all rides one ticket ($1.50). And more.

When: Gates open 1 p.m. to midnight Aug. 16, 1 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17, 1 p.m. to midnight Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to midnight Aug. 19 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20.

Where: fairgrounds, 600 S. Third St., Fairbury.

Cost: Gate fee is $3, except on Aug. 20, $2; season ticket, $10; 12 and younger are free. Free gate until 3 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, until 11 a.m. Aug. 18-20.More info: fairburyfair.com or call 815-692-3222.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AGRONOMY DAY

What: A collaborative field day hosted by the Department of Crop Sciences. Open to the public. Learn about the latest research, technology and industry data from College of ACES and Department of Crop Sciences faculty and staff. Field tours depart from the main tent, making stops at research plots. Sign up at registration table. Exhibits by ACES programs, commercial vendors, research posters, and student clubs will be on display in the "big" tent.

When: Registration opens, 7 a.m., event goes until 2 p.m. Aug. 17. The Energy Farm tour is concurrent with the four main Agronomy Day tours, departures at 8, 9 and 10 a.m.; Vegetable Crops Research Farm, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Where: Crop Sciences Research and Education Center South First Street Facility, 4202 S. First St., Savoy. Direction on the website.

Cost: Free. Lunch will be available for a nominal charge.

More info:agronomyday.cropsci.illinois.edu/, call 217-300-3702 or email overmyer@illinois.edu.

CISSNA PARK'S OLD SETTLERS REUNION

What: 130th Annual event. Swyear Amusements on the Midway. Free entertainment, 8 p.m.: Jani Massey, Aug. 17; Modern Cowboyz, Aug. 18; Dixie Crush, Aug. 19, outdoor stage in the park. Free dances: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 18, music by Flatville Road, and 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Aug. 19, Feudin' Hillbillies, at Legion home. Bingo stand every evening plus Saturday afternoon; 5K Walk/Run, check-in, 7 to 7:30 a.m., Old Settlers Parade, noon, a kids water ball fight, 2 p.m., Kiddie Tractor Pull, 3 p.m. Aug. 19. Food and beverages available in the park pavilion and at the Legion Home all three days.

When: Aug. 17, 18, and 19.

Where: village park, Cissna Park. Parade forms at corner of Third and Blaine Streets, travels the closed portion of Route 49 along the east side of the park.

Cost:Special wrist band rates Thursday and Friday nights and Saturday afternoon and evening — unlimited rides for $22 per person.

More info: Call 815-867-6831 for walk/run information.

SAFE NIGHT OUT

What: "Family Fun Fair." Food, games and fun for everyone. Sponsored by the Crosspoint Domestic Violence & Transitional Shelter

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18.

Where: Palace Park, 158 N. Vermilion, Danville.

More info: Call 217-446-1217.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PHEASANTS FOREVER BANQUET

What: 30th annual fund-raising banquet, featuring auctions and drawings for sporting equipment, wildlife art and other merchandise. Limited-edition wildlife prints. The event includes prizes designed to please hunters and non-hunters, men and women and the entire family. Open to Pheasants Forever members and their guests.

When: Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the auction, Aug. 18.

Where: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign, 101 Trade Center Drive, C.

Cost:Memberships cost $35 and will be sold at the door. Meals cost, $20.

More info:Call 217-621-1288 or email janis26284@aol.com.

TASTE OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

What: Food from some of Champaign-Urbana's best restaurants. Enjoy high-quality music and entertainment and a huge assortment of arts and crafts vendors, enjoy plenty of activities with the entire family and run in the fifth Annual Pie Run.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 18 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19.

Where: West Side Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-819-3931, email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or champaignparks.com.

ANNUAL HEART 4 LIFE BENEFIT AND WOP MEMORIAL RIDE

What: The Heart for Life benefit is a family friendly event. Its sole purpose is to assist families in the Danville area, focusing mainly on families having financial difficulties brought on by expenses related to having a sick or injured child. There will be WOP T-shirts and Heart 4 Life memorabilia for sale. Pulled pork and brisket will be available for purchase. Two bands, Left for Dead and the band One Foot In (or 1'n) will entertain. There will be a raffle with cash prizes, and a live auction featuring many valuable and unique items.

When: Sign up for WOP Memorial Ride, 9 a.m., kick stands up, 11 a.m.; and Heart 4 Life benefit, 3 to 10 p.m. Aug. 19.

Where: Knights of Columbus, Danville.

Cost:Raffle tickets are $10 each

More info: Call 217-274-7064 or 217-304-7360 or facebook.com/Heart4LifeMatt621.

IBRA SPEED SHOW

What: Illinois Barrel Racing Association Approved. Exhibitions and show. Concession stand on grounds.

When: Exhibition at 3:30 p.m.; Show at 6 p.m. Aug. 19.

Where: Piatt County Trailblazers, Piatt County Trailblazers, I 72 Exit 166, 1 mile north on Old Route 47, Monticello.

More info: Call 217-972-7416, pctrailblazers.org or facebook.com/pctrailblazers.org

PARKLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION'S GALA CELEBRATION

What: A festive evening to support scholarships and academic programs at the college. Food and spirits by Michael's Catering, dueling pianos with the "Chicago Keys," a live auction, a Heads 'N' Tails game (winner receives two passes to Ebertfest 2018), and acknowledgement of Parkland College Foundation's 50 notable Parkland College alumni from its 50th anniversary celebration.

When: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

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

Cost: Tickets $75 ($50 per faculty/staff member).

More info: Call 217-351-2464 or email foundation@parkland.edu.

Future highlights

FARMER CITY END OF SUMMER PARTY

What: Free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, desserts, and more. There will also be fish sandwiches, and drawings for free prizes. Entertainment includes a water balloon launch, giant bubbles, volleyball, and kickball, and music by the Cowboy Church band.

When: Noon Aug. 20.

Where: Weedman Park, 605 N. John St.

More info: facebook.com/farmercityparty or email michael.madden42@gmail.com.

HALF CENTURY OF PROGRESS

What: Working farm show, sponsored by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. A celebration of the history of farm progress in Illinois. Antique farm equipment displays and harvest and tillage demonstrations. Daily entertainment, hot air balloon rides, farm related vendors, tractor ride on Aug. 24, three nights of tractor pulls, and big trucks, Big Foot and Raminator. Lots of food available.

When: Gates open, 7 a.m. Aug. 24-27; 7 a.m. to dusk except Thursday and Saturday gates close after tractor pulls.

Where: Rantoul National Aviation Center, Rantoul.

Cost: Gate fee only, $15 a day, $30 for a four-day pass, 12 and younger are free.

More info: Call 219-863-1270 or halfcenturyofprogress.com.

ARTHUR MENNONITE RELIEF SALE

What: Auction features handcrafted Amish furniture. Food, quilts, petting zoo, train rides, bake sale and a silent auction are also featured.

When: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26.

Where: Otto Center, 2058 County Road 1800 E, Arthur.

More info: arthurreliefsale.org.

URBANA SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: The 43rd anniversary celebration hosts to two nights of live music and this year will be focusing on our local gems. Local vendors, kid's activities, the Motor Muster Car Show and of course delicious hot and buttery Illinois sweet corn. New this year, corn eating contest on Saturday.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 26.

Where: downtown Urbana.

More info: Call 217-344-3872.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Presented by Imbibe Urbana. Main Street between Race Street and Broadway Avenue will be closed to cars and open for festival fun. Unique tastings, games, fire and dance performers, dinner specials, art shows and more.

When: 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 1.

Where: Downtown Urbana.

More info: imbibeurbana.com or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

THE 74TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: Presented by Hoopeston Jaycees. National Sweetheart Pageant, midway, beer tent, flea market, display area, car show, 5K, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, contests, entertainment including Jo Dee Messina with Forgotten Highway at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, and more.

When: Aug. 31-Sept. 4.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

More info: hoopestonjaycees.org/festival, email info@hoopestonjaycees.org or hoopestontickets.com.

DANVILLE KENNEL CLUB AKC DOG SHOW

What: The Danville Illinois Kennel Club's annual AKC all-breed conformation dog show. Food is available on the grounds. No unentered dogs are allowed on the show site.

When: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3.

Where: Georgetown Fairgrounds, Georgetown.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-694-4759 or 217-751-2128 or akc.org.

17TH INTERTRIBAL POWWOW

What:Dancing, food, native crafts and jewelry, corn maze, children's activities, and a chance to visit the bison herd.

When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

Where: Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park (located just north of LeRoy; GPS address: 8144 N. 3100 E. Road, Arrowsmith, IL).

Cost: Entry fee, adults $5, kids 6-12 and elders $3, kids under 6 are free.

More info:Facebook - Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park, email gvkpark@gmail.com, or call/text Bill at 309-846-6720.

WOOL DYEING DEMONSTRATION

What:Artists will gather at the Homestead Log Cabin to show the art of dyeing wool and other natural fibers. The dyes used will come from flowers, bark, nuts and other organic sources. Sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Spinners & Weavers.

When:10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where:Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: Free admission.

More info:Call 217-662-2142 or vccd.org.

SALT FORK RIVER ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: The fair includes up to 50 artists (some demonstrating their craft), live music and entertainment, food and wine slushies. Find great art from funky to traditional, a broad variety music (folk, bluegrass, Americana, and maybe a didgeridoo or two), and wine.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.

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

Cost:Free admission.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

FILMS

This weekend

REEL DEALS: THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON

What: "The Master" (2001). Rated R. 144 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

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

Cost: $5; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

What: Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce's outdoor family movie series will show "Moana."Movie-goers may bring blankets and chairs. Movie will be rescheduled to the following Friday in the event of unfavorable weather.

When: Dusk Aug. 11.

Where: Wabash Park., Rantoul.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3323.

PENS TO LENS

What: Student Screenwriting Competition and Gala Screening. The Champaign-Urbana Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers, and Champaign-Urbana Design Organization present this unique program where East Central Illinois K-12 students write original screenplays which are then made into short films by local filmmakers. The 2 p.m. screening features films written by K-8th grade students, and the 6 p.m. features films written by 9th-12th grade students.

When: 2 and 6 p.m. Aug. 12.

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

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MONTICELLO MOVIE NIGHTS

What: "A League of Their Own." Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows for film shown on 18-foot inflatable movie screen. Concessions may be sold. Street dance with live swing band. August Courthouse Rocks events.

When: Sunset Aug. 12. In the event of high winds or rainy conditions, the movie will be postponed to a later date.

Where: Downtown Monticello.

More info: Call 217-762-2583 or email info@cityofmonticello.net.

FARMER CITY SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES

What: A Disney film, "Moana." Rated PG. Bring a chair or blanket. Final outdoor movie of the summer. Hot dogs, popcorn, and water are free. Zetti's Food truck will also be at the park if you want to purchase food.

When: Start serving food around 8 p.m.; movie starts just after 9 p.m., Aug. 12.

Where: South Park, Farmer City.

Cost: Free admission and free refreshments.

More info:facebook.com/farmercitymovies or email michael.madden42@gmail.com.

MOVIES AT THE POOL

What: "Finding Dory." Outside snacks are allowed but must be consumed in the grassy area. Bring sealed drinks in coolers. Water bottles must be filled on the premises. No glass containers or alcohol. In case of inclement weather, movies may be canceled.

When: Doors open, 8:15 p.m.; movie at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, Aquatic Center, 1401 N. Broadway Ave., U.Cost:Admission, $6 resident and $9 nonresident. Season pass holders price: $4-$6. If you were swimming at the facility, you must exit and pay for the movie.

More info: Call 217-367-1544 or urbanaparks.org.

Next week

THE SKY'S THE LIMIT!

What:Learn about astronaut training and space flight from retired astronaut and U.S. Navy pilot Astronaut Michael Foreman. This all-ages presentation will include a talk, a narrated video of space flight, and a Q&A, with a photo op and an autograph signing at the end.

Where: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070.

VIRGINIA THEATER SPECIAL EVENT

What: "Dunkirk" (2017), screen director Christopher Nolan's new film in 70mm. Rated PG-13.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 15-18, 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 19, 1 p.m. Aug. 20.

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

Cost: $8.

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MOVIE MATINEE MAGIC

What: Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to watch a movie in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.

When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or champaign.org.

SUMMER QUAD CINEMA SERIES

What: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." Rated PG-13. 136 minutes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Pick up popcorn and a soda for $1 at Illini Union Rec Room, 1401 W. Green St., U, prior to the movie. If inclement weather, the film will be shown in the Illini Union Pine Lounge.

When: 9 p.m. Aug. 17.

Where: outside, Anniversary Plaza, just north of the Main Quad.

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu/IUBfilms

MOVIE

What: The movie is open to any and all Melvin area residents. ttendees are asked to bring a rug or blanket to sit on. Those attending will have the opportunity to vote on which show will be viewed at the next Free Movie.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 18.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-388-2440 or melvinillinois.org.

Future highlights

REEL DEALS: THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON

What: "There Will be Blood" (2007). Rated R. 158 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 24.

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

Cost: $5; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MOVIE MATINEE MAGIC

What: Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to watch a movie in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.

When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or champaign.org.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). Rated PG (102 minutes). This beloved family film has become an icon of American pop culture.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 26.

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

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

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MOVIE MATINEE MAGIC

What: Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to watch a movie in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.

When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or champaign.org.

MUSIC

This weekend

CONNLA

What: Piper's Hut Concert. Traditional Irish quintet from Northern Ireland. The group is a full mix of musical knowledge, training and performance experience unheard of in a group this young. House concert. Seating is very limited. Reservations are required.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

Where: location to be announced.

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

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

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: 19th annual event, May 26 through Aug. 25, featuring James Jones Trio on Aug. 11. Food vendors and beer tents.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11.

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

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-213-6269, summersounds.org, facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/.

SLEEPY CREEK MUSIC

What: Featuring music by Alex and the XO's, an intimate indie-pop anomaly with a vibrant 90's alternative presence, featuring electric ukulele. The band is led by the naturally relaxed and emotionally compelling voice of Alexandra Fisher.

When: Food by Rosati's Pizza Catering, noon to 4-ish p.m.; music, 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13.

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

Cost: Music is free.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

SUMMER GARDEN CONCERT SERIES: KILLER BEE HONEY

What: A mix of original music and crowd favorites.Food and drinks will be available for purchase

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13.

Where: Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-586-2612.

DOC ASHTON AND THE ROOT CANALS

What: The nine-piece band's summer series of concerts in the park. This jazz infused group play music from several eras and types. Vocals, instrumentals, jazz, rock and blues are just some of the music you can expect.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 13-27.

Where: Lincoln Park, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-442-0987, docashtonandtherootcanals.com or email docashton1@aol.com.

Next week

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. Aug. 14 (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.

MARVIN LEE COUNTRY SHOW

What: Classic country. Series of Tuesday night shows, featuring guest entertainers joining on stage pickin good ole country music. Bring a lawn chair. The Philo Firemen will sell pork chop sandwiches, and the Sidney Moo Mobile will have ice cream.

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15.

Where: pavilion, Hale Park, Philo.

More info: Call 217-493-4177 or email marvinleecountry@hotmail.com.

FOLK AND ROOTS FRIDAY CONCERT

What: Join the Urbana Park District and the C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month this summer. Boating and drink/snack specials; bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the rental room at the Lake House.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Where: Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544 or urbanaparks.org.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. August 18 is Katapult. Food and drinks are available on-site. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

PRAIRIE SKY MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: Family-friendly festival featuring eight musical acts, as well as a variety of activities, vendors, food trucks and overnight camping. Hot Iron String Band, 6 p.m.; Chatham County Line, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Phillip Michael Scales, 1 p.m.; Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Esprit Creole, 2:15 p.m.; Hobnob String Band, 3:30 p.m.; The Leadfoot Band, 5 p.m.; The Jerry Douglas Band, 6:15 p.m.; "King of Telluride" Sam Bush, 8:15 p.m. Aug. 19. Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Bring blankets or chairs.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 18 and 1 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

Where: Meadow, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: Festival pass, $40 in advance, $50 at the gate; $10 Friday only, kids 12 and under free. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, email allerton@illinois.edu or call 217-333-3287.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What: Bement Country Opry Band, with guest, Donald Dennis Bettis. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; doors open, 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Aug. 18.

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

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $8.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 217-377-0550, 217-897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

Future highlights

UFLIVE! PRESENTS WEST OF STALEY

What:The jazz combo performs a mix of jazz standards and original compositions, including songs from their debut CD, "You Gotta Start Somewhere" (2015).

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 20.

Where: Urbana Free Library, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4405 or urbanafree.org.

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

What: Prairie City will perform as part of the annual Music Under the Stars concert series sponsored by PRIDE in Paxton. During the concert, the Loda Lions Club will be serving food and beverages for donations.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20.

Where: pavilion at Pells Park, Paxton.

Cost: Concert is free.

More info: Call 217-379-3388

COUNTRY MUSIC IN PHILO PARK

What: Classic country. Series of Tuesday night shows, featuring guest entertainers joining on stage pickin good ole country music. Aug. 22, Marvin Lee and Ed Clems Opry Band. Bring a lawn chair. The Philo Firemen will sell pork chop sandwiches, and the Sidney Moo Mobile will have ice cream.

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

Where: pavilion, Hale Park, Philo.

More info: Call 217-493-4177 or email marvinleecountry@hotmail.com.

URBANA SWEETCORN FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT

What: Main stage includes Love Sign (county, pop, and rockabilly) kicks off the Friday night festivities, followed by ESP (Arena Rock Act), Kings Highway (hard rocking blues); Saturday night is Andy Mo (rock, soul and reggae), the Tons of Fun Band with a guest appearance from ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival at Krannert Center, featuring artists Andy Baylor and Jack Brighton, Candy Foster and the Shades of Blue (R&B). Day-time on the One Community Together stage ranges from Balinese Gumelan music and dance to all three high school marching bands coming together. The Folk and Roots stage hosts man bluegrass, jazz and blues performers.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 26.

Where: downtown Urbana.

More info: Call 217-344-3872.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: 19th annual event, May 26 through Aug. 25, featuring Dalton Halls Band on Aug. 25. Food vendors and beer tents.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25.

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

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-213-6269, summersounds.org, facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/.

ALAN JACKSON

What: Honky Tonk Highway Tour. Jackson, an inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame, with Grammy-winner, Lee Ann Womack

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

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

Cost: $49-$85 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641, 217-333-2923 or statefarmcenter.com/events.

CONCERT AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

What: The local based trio Almost "A" Trio perform, featuring Dorothy Martirano, violin, Armand Beudoin, bass, and Sam Gingher, piano/accordian. Ice cream will be served. Sponsored by Friends of Champaign County Nursing home and CCNH Auxiliary.

Where: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 27.

Where: Champaign County Nursing Home, Courtyard, 500 Art Bartell Road, U..

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-3784.

SOUNDS AT SUNSET

What: Featuring a Gospel Jazz Fest. Champaign Park District's 2017 concert series held throughout Champaign. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27.

Where: Hessel Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

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. Aug. 28 (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.

MARVIN LEE COUNTRY SHOW

What: Classic country. Series of Tuesday night shows, featuring guest entertainers joining on stage pickin good ole country music. Bring a lawn chair. The Philo Firemen will sell pork chop sandwiches, and the Sidney Moo Mobile will have ice cream.

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29.

Where: pavilion, Hale Park, Philo.

More info: Call 217-493-4177 or email marvinleecountry@hotmail.com.

AMASONG CHORUS OPEN HOUSE

What: Are you a woman who likes to sing? Does the word audition intimidate you just a tiny bit? This local community women's chorus will host an Open House to let women see what Amasong is all about. This will be an open rehearsal with singing, entertainment, and no auditions. Bring a friend and come sing with Amasong.

When: 6:45 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31.

Where: McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C.

More info: amasong.org.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What: Bement Country Opry Band, with guest, Wade Benson Landry. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; doors open, 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Sept. 1.

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

Cost: Tickets $17; dinner, $8.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 217-377-0550, 217-897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

CHET KINGERY MEMORIAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

What: Annual festival features Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, The Harmans, Bluegrass Express and Mackville.

When: Noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 2.

Where: The Great Pumpkin Patch, 1749A E. County Road, just south of Arthur.

Cost: Tickets $25, adults; 16 under free with paid adult; $20 in advance.

More info: mackvillebluegrass.com or call 217-578-3868.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Denny K. will be performing onstage. Come and enjoy the live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 2.

Where: Oz Pavilion, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C.

More info: Call 217-359-5565, curtisorchard.com/live-entertainment or email info@curtisorchard.com.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Big Bluestem String Band will be performing onstage. Come and enjoy the live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.

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

Where:Oz Pavilion, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C.

More info: Call 217-359-5565, curtisorchard.com/live-entertainment or email info@curtisorchard.com.

MUSIC IN PHILO PARK

What: Marvin Lee has a series of Tuesday night shows, featuring guest entertainers joining on stage. Sept. 5 is Country Gospel Night. Bring a lawn chair. The Philo Firemen will sell pork chop sandwiches, and the Sidney Moo Mobile will have ice cream.

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

Where: pavilion, Hale Park, Philo.

More info: Call 217-493-4177 or email marvinleecountry@hotmail.com.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: The Corn Desert Ramblers will be performing onstage. Come and enjoy the live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: Oz Pavilion, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C.

More info: Call 217-359-5565, curtisorchard.com/live-entertainment or email info@curtisorchard.com.

RICHARD HILLS

What: Hills, one of the finest theatre organists in the world, will visit Champaign this fall for a special performance on the Virginia's 1921 Hope Jones Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. The concert will also feature a silent film screening.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 9.

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

Cost: General admission tickets, $10; additional $1.50 per-ticket service charges apply (online only).

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Marvin Lee Band. Pulled Pork, etc. available for sale by the Lutheran Church.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 9 (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 217-388-2853.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Mike Jeffrey will be performing onstage. Come and enjoy the live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10.

Where:Oz Pavilion, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C.

More info: Call 217-359-5565, curtisorchard.com/live-entertainment or email info@curtisorchard.com.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: THE CONEFLOWERS

What:An ensemble of fierce women who love to make music on their day off. Their influences include traditional folk, roots and bluegrass, as well as artists such as Iris DeMent, Gillian Welch, the Badgett Sisters, and Bob Marley. For all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 10.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:email librarian@champaign.org or call 217-403-2070.

SLEEPY CREEK MUSIC

What: Featuring music by storyteller and songwriter, Evan Bartels and his band of brothers, making honest, hard-hitting, Americana rock that is not easily forgotten.

When: Food by Rosati's Pizza Catering, noon to 4-ish p.m.; music, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10.

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

Cost: Music is free.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

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. Sept. 11 (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.

MARVIN LEE COUNTRY SHOW

What: Classic country. Final show with Marvin Lee in the series of Tuesday night shows, featuring guest entertainers joining on stage pickin good ole country music. Bring a lawn chair. The Philo Firemen will sell pork chop sandwiches, and the Sidney Moo Mobile will have ice cream.

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

Where: pavilion, Hale Park, Philo.

More info: Call 217-493-4177 or email marvinleecountry@hotmail.com.

ZZ TOP

What: "That Little Ol' Band From Texas,"presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Currently sold out, with the exception of a few accessible seats, which are available by request at the box office. A small selection of standard seats will be released closer to the show date.

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

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

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

What: Krannert Center is opening the season, and celebrating the University of Illinois' Sesquicentennial and ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Kicking things off with the James Jones Trio, 6:30 p.m., Samantha Fish, 7:30 p.m., Soulive, 8:45 p.m. All ages.

When: Food sales begin and doors open, 6 p.m. Sept. 14.

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

Cost: $5. Kids under 5 years of age receive free admission; a complimentary ticket is required.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

What: Experience ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017 extemporaneously with a limited seating, late-night Studio Theatre event, featuring an improvised set by the multifaceted, Canadian guitarist Kevin Breit (our 2017 ELLNORA Ambassador Artist), Lulo Reinhardt, Daniel Stelter and Rez Abbasi.

When: 10:15 p.m. Sept. 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

GERMAN LOPEZ

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. The youthful master timplista is joined by acoustic guitar virtuoso Antonio Toledo. An afternoon of dexterous music making that celebrates the sparkling precision of heritage acoustic performance.

When: Noon Sept. 15.

Where: Lobby, Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free, donations welcome.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

FRANK SOLIVAN AND DIRTY KITCHEN

What: Alaska native Frank Solivan, mandolinist, with his Grammy Award-nominated band, Dirty Kitchen. Get ready for a scorching bluegrass/newgrass stew sure to start ELLNORA ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017 night two ablaze.

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 15.

Where: Lobby, Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free, donations welcome.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band. Hee Haw Show with Marcia Shelton. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; doors open, 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Sept. 15.

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

Cost: Tickets $110; dinner, $8.

More info: bementcountryopry.com, call 217-377-0550, 217-897-1662 or email brake4music@hotmail.com.

JULIAN LAGE AND CHRIS ELDRIDGE

What: ELLNORA ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Lage, a renowned jazz guitarist, and Eldridge, a veteran of the bluegrass world. However, when they play together, they do not represent the styles with which they have long been identified. They traipse through new artistic territory, making music as friends who put their unique ideas and undeniable chemistry to the service of every song.

When: 5:45 p.m. Sept. 15.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

LULO REINHARDT AND DANIEL STELTER

What: ELLNORA ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Reinhardt has honed a rhythmically diverse, Latin swing approach to Gypsy music that has won over global audiences. Stelter has also forged a unique and versatile voice in the German jazz scene, surfing with skill among blues, rock, and pop styles.

When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$49.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SIERRA HULL

What: ELLNORA ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Hull is a mandolinist, captivating vocalist, gifted songwriter and bluegrass prodigy.

When: 7:15 p.m. Sept. 15.

Where: Lobby, Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free, donations welcome.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

KIP MOORE

What: Country star Kip Moore will headline a show with special guest Drake White and The Big Fire.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

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

Cost: $25-$35 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641, 217-333-2923 or statefarmcenter.com/events.

JONTAVIOUS WILLIS/RUTHIE FOSTER

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Foster's inspired blend of blues, folk, soul, and gospel was born of her Texas upbringing in a family of church singers. Willis, whom Taj Mahal calls the "great new voice of the 21st century in the acoustic blues."

When: 8:15 p.m. Sept. 15.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

SHOVELS & ROPE

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. American folk music by the Americana Music Association Song of the Year-winning duo.

When: 9:45 p.m. Sept. 15.

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 217-333-6280.

THE BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME PROJECT: CLASSIC BOB DYLAN

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Jack Brighton — long respected in the Champaign-Urbana music scene and noted guitarist of the band PBS — will curate a tribute to Dylan to celebrate the transitional shift that Bringing It All Back Home signified then and its lasting impact on music today.

When: 11 p.m. Sept. 15.

Where: Lobby, Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free, donations welcome.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

RECESS MONKEY

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Seamlessly meshing their own musical roots with kid-centric themes and catchy, melodic tunes, Recess Monkey is going to rock ELLNORA.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$15.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

REZ ABBASI QUARTET CINE-CONCERT: A THROW OF DICE

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Unique world music fusion of American jazz and Indian classical Carnatic music.

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$30.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

ALBERTA KHOURY/LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Australian-born Khoury, a prodigy who has already earned an international artistic reputation while still in her early 20s, opens this set. Following Khoury is the LAGQ, four individually accomplished guitarists, William Kanengiser, John Dearman, Matthew Greif, and Scott Tennant who seamlessly transition from Bach to bluegrass to innovative arrangements of guitar classics.

When: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

RYLEY WALKER

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Walker is a Rockford native whose musical roots have spread — creeping into Chicago's experimental club scene, digging into the soil of American rock and jazz, and curling around fingerstyle ballads and raga-inspired blues for a sound and sensibility all his own.

When: 1:15 and 9 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$49.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

MAKANA

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, dubbed "slack rock:" slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues, and raga.

When: 2:15 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Lobby, Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

VICENTE AMIGO

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Andalusian guitarist, Amigo has earned continual praise for his elegant, melodic interpretations of the flamenco canon, for his exploration of pop-flamenco fusion, and for his own transcendent compositions. He will be joined by a flamenco ensemble including a vocalist and dancer.

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$40.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

JANIS IAN

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. A three-time Grammy winner, Ian was the first musical performer on Saturday Night Live, a favorite guitarist of the late Chet Atkins, studied theatre with Stella Adler and a noted columnist and science fiction author.

When: 4:45 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

KEVIN BREIT AND THE UPPER YORK MANDOLIN QUARTET

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Breit is the 2017 ELLNORA Ambassador. The Upper York Mandolin Quartet consisting of Breit, Andrew Collins, and Jess Cobb on mandolin, with Adrian Gross on the slightly larger mandola, showcase their individual talents as well as Breit's genius creativity.

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Lobby, Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

ALBERTA KHOURY

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. By age eight, she was scooping up prestigious young artist awards and giving recitals abroad. She has continued to hone her craft through study with some of the globe's most renowned classical guitarists. Experience her captivating musicianship.

When: 6:15 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Studio theatre, club-style, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

JEFF TWEEDY

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Tweedy, iconic Wilco founder, has become one of American music's most accomplished artists with a soaring combination of acoustic rock melodies and resonant poetry. Experience this inventive, ever-evolving artist.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

RONNIE BAKER BROOKS BAND

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Whether sliding through a series of superbly soulful standards or tearing it up on his outstanding originals, Brooks builds a bridge from the past, through the present, to the future of the blues.

When: 9:15 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

ELLNORA LAST CALL

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Featuring Andy Baylor and the 217 All-Stars. Baylor, who is synonymous with the CU music scene, is gathering a few friends and ELLNORA Ambassador Kevin Breit to bring down the house in a high-energy, ultra-collaborative, sure-to-be remembered rock show.

When: 10:45 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Lobby, Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

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. Sept. 25 (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.

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11.

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 Band 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.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

Next week

STARLITE BALL

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

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16.

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

Cost: $5.

More info: Call 217-443-2999 or email info@agestrong.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What: A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 18.

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 Too Old To Be Controlled, with caller, Jim Hemphill. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 18.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton 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 Len & Lois. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23.

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

Cost: $5.

More info: Call 217-443-2999 or email info@agestrong.org.

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. Sept. 6.

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

Cost: $5.

More info: Call 217-443-2999 or email info@agestrong.org.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Tex and the Tumbleweeds. Call by Sept. 7 to register for dinner. No outside food can be brought in.

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where:Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center, Community Room, 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston.

Cost:$5; and includes a meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544 or email director@hoopestonmultiagency.com.

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. The first hour will feature an introduction to English Country Dance.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23.

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

Cost: Admission, $3.

More info: Call 217-359-8225, centralillinoisecd.org or email ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

PUPPETS WITH GINGER LOZAR

What: Enjoy Ginger Lozar's "The Gingerbread Boy and the Pot of Gold" show. Combining art and education, the Puppet Lady thrills kids while sneaking in a lesson or two with her hand puppets.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Aug. 12.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or champaign.org/

Future highlights

SPEAK CAFE

What: SPEAK Cafe stands for Song, Poetry, Expression, Art, and Knowledge. An open-mic public performance space to share your craft, express thoughts, recite poetry, rap, or even show artwork. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

THEATER

This weekend

'CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL'

What: Theatre For Young Audiences. Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this adventure-filled musical.

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10-12.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $10.40-$12.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'MAMMA MIA!'

What: Main stage show. The ultimate feel-good show.

When: 8 p.m. Aug. 10, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13; 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Aug. 17, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 18, 2 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'MARJORIE PRIME'

What: The Celebration Company presents The Station Theatre's final production of its summer season. Set in the near future this science fiction explores how love, memory, and artificial intelligence shape the meaning of our lives.

When: 8 p.m. Aug. 10-12.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

More info: Call 217-384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

'SEUSSICAL JR. THE MUSICAL'

What: All of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage. A fantastical musical extravaganza. Presented by Monticello Theatre Association.

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

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

Cost: Tickets $12.50.

More info: Call 217-762-2679 or Monticellotheatre.org.

'THE WIZARD OF OZ'

What: Country Theatre Workshop. This classic, beloved tale, with music and lyrics by Harold Arien and E.Y. Harburg.

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11, 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 12, and 2 p.m. Aug. 13.

Where: Country Theatre Workshop theater, 1280 E. 770 N Road, 2 miles north of Cissna Park.

Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 815-457-2626 or countrytheatre.org.

Future highlights

'BILLY ELLIOTT'

What: Presented by Twin City Squared (Twin City Theatre Company).

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26, 3 p.m. Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 3, 3 p.m. Sept. 3.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$15.

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

'COMIC BOOK ARTIST'

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 8, 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 9, 2 p.m. Sept. 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $5.

More info: redmaskplayers.com, call 217-442-5858 or email redmaskplayers@hotmail.com.

'DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID'

What: DLO Musical Theatre musical based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, 2 p.m. Oct. 22.

When: Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School, Danville.

Cost: Tickets $19 for adults; $10 for students.

More info: dlomusicaltheatre.com, call 217-431-1660 or email boxoffice@dlomusicaltheatre.com or facebook.com/DLOMusicalTheatre.

'THE GREEN CHILDREN'

What: A new musical play. Talented cast, many drawn from the Lyric Theatre program at the UI. Isle of Erin Dancers. Kathleen's Awl Ensemble. Andy Dallas, director of Enchantments. Ludlow Theatre Group is holding a benefit performance for Cunningham Children's Home on Sept. 14.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 14-16, 2 p.m. Sept. 17.

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

Cost: Tickets, general seating, $10, reserved seating, $20. On Sept. 14, all tickets $10, and half of ticket proceeds go to Cunningham Children's Home.

More info: Prairie-Papers.com or call 217-493-8905 (for group sales).

'THE LAST FIVE YEARS'

What: A two character musical by The DACC Players theater group at Danville Area Community College. Performed in dinner-theater format. Menu prepared by DACC Culinary Arts students and served by cast members of the Players' late-fall production.

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9, and 1 p.m. Sept. 10.

Where: Bremer Theater, DACC, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $27.50, includes dinner, dessert and show.

More info: daccplayers.com or by emailing daccplayers@yahoo.com.

'SLAY IT AGAIN, SAM'

What: A zany interactive mystery. A dinner theater format with on-site catering featuring Amish-style foods.

When: Noon Sept. 6 and 20, 6 p.m. Sept. 27, noon Oct. 4 and 11, 4 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon Oct. 25.

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 217-268-4400.

'SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN'

What:Presented by The Conklin Players. A funny and moving evening of singin' and witnessin', with a soulful selection of classic gospel hits. Optional pre-show dinner, buffet style, Sept. 22 and 24.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23, 3 p.m. Sept. 24. Meal served, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Where: Caterpillar Performing Arts Theatre at Five Points, Washington.

Cost: Tickets $25, adults; $8, children through college. Meal, $25.

More info: fivepointswashington.org or call 309-444-8600.

'STEEL MAGNOLIAS'

What: Main stage show. A comedy-drama.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 23, 8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 26, 2 p.m. Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Aug. 29, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 30, 8 p.m. Aug. 31, 2 and 8 p.m. Sept. 1, 2 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

'THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL'

What: The Beef House Dinner Theatre. By Horton Foote.

When: Evening shows Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28, doors open at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. EDT); matinees Oct. 22, 28 and 29, doors open at 11:30 p.m., show at 1 p.m. CDT (12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. EDT).

Where: The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $45, includes dinner.

More info:beefhouserolls.com or call 765-793-4770.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

PRAIRIE FARM

What: The farm celebrates its last day of the 2017 season on Aug. 13. Stop in to say goodbye to Jill the donkey, Mr. Freeze the llama, and the many horses, Chantily, Whiskey, and Leroy. All programs are weather dependent, call for updates.

When: Season is open, 1 to 7 p.m. daily; Memorial Day until Aug. 13. Petting area open, 3 to 5 p.m. daily. Educational tours are offered every morning.

Where: 2202 W. Kirby Ave, C.

Cost: Free admission, but donations appreciated. Educational tours, fees $34-$60.

More info: Call 217-398-2583 or 217-805-4100 and press 5 for automated updates, email pfarm@champaignparks.com or champaignparkdistrict.com/prairie-farm.

SUNSET PADDLE

What: Learn who comes out when the sun goes down as we explore aquatic life of Homer Lake via canoe. Previous canoe experience is required. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old; an adult must accompany children under 18. All equipment will be provided; please bring water to drink and bug spray. Register by July 31.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10.

Where: Walnut Hill Boat Launch, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $8 per person, or $4 if you bring your own canoe..

More info: Call 217-896-2455, email cwalsh@ccfpd.org or ccfpd.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS

What: 27th Annual Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Ulramarathon Run/Walk on a 3.29 mile loop with excellent participant support from Kennekuk's outstanding volunteers. No race-day entry. Packet pick up starts on Friday, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6:15 to 6:45 a.m. - all Illinois time.

When: 7:30 a.m. Aug. 12.

Where: Kennekuk Cove County Park, Danville.More info: kennekuk.com.

More info: kennekuk.com.

SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT FUNDRAISER

What: This Prairielands Council Boy Scouts' annual shotgun sports event is open to the public. Enjoy a professional sporting clays course, followed by a lunch plus a chance to win a number of raffle items. Each shooter will need to bring a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition.

When: All shooters start at 8 a.m. Aug. 12.

Where: Old Barn Sporting Clays sporting clay facility, Route 133, Oakland.

Cost: Registration, $100 per shooter. Register as an individual shooter or bring a team of up to five.

More info:Call 217-531-0214 or 217-367-2323, email steve.adams@scouting.org or jping@kurlandsteel.com.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 12.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-840-1678 or email operations@ciarocketry.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, Aug. 15 through October.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS SUMMER FUN RUNS/WALKS

What: 1- to 3-mile grass loop or wooded trail. You do not have to be a member to participate. Cook out every event night. Bring your own food and something to share.

When: 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 16-23.

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

Cost: Free entry.

More info: kennekuk.com.

INTRODUCTION TO GEOCACHING

What: GPS units are used to search for hidden treasure in an outdoor quest for the whole family. Join us for an introduction to the spirit and hobby of geocaching, followed by a hike to find a multi-cache hidden in the preserve. A limited number of GPS units will be provided to share; you may bring your own handheld one. Registration required.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $2 per person; children 2 and under free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

PIE RUN

What: A 3.14 mile course that starts and ends at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana. Along the way, water and pie stops. At the end of the race, choose to finish either "pie free" or "flying pie." Those who choose to dodge flying cream pies to finish the race will receive special recognition for their bravery.

When: 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19.

Where: West Side Park, Champaign.

More info: Call 217-398-2581 or Champaignparks.com

Future highlights

ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING SERIES

What: Hosted by Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club.

When: Races at 10 a.m. and noon Aug. 20.

Where: Kickapoo Mountain Bike Trail, Oakwood.

More info: facebook.com/groups/kickapoombc.

SOLAR ECLIPSE PROGRAM

What: For all ages. Presented by Doug Rokke. Register in advance; those who do will receive Solar Glasses. Or bring a box larger than your head to make a shadow box to view outdoors without Solar Glasses. A third option will be viewing an indoor projection of the images from a telescope with a solar filter. (You may also obtain glasses for $1 by visiting Parkland Planetarium.) This is a Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch event with drinks and dessert provided by the Library.

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 21.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

More info: Call 217-893-3955.

BATS AT THE BRIDGE

What: Join us to learn more about these ecologically important mammals and how white-nose syndrome is affecting their populations. After a short presentation indoors, we will head over to the Covered Bridge to look for the bats that roost there. Registration required.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25.

Where: Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: $3 per person; children 2 and under are free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217 896-2455 or email cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

GIANT RC AIRPLANES - BARNSTORMERS OVER CHAMPAIGN

What: The Champaign County Radio Control Club. These are the large size RC planes and they do every stunt imaginable. This is a great opportunity to see these planes upclose and talk to the pilots. There will be a raffle for RC items.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27.

Where: Champaign County Radio Control Club field, 3616 W. Bloomington Road, C. The field is located on Route 150, 2.3 miles west of Champaign's Mattis Avenue.

Cost: Free parking and admission.

More info: Call 217-446-3747 or ccrcc.info.

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Public welcome to look at the night sky with members of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Inc. at their observatory through the large public telescope. Canceled if weather is unfavorable. If the weather is uncertain, call or follow8 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 26.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2567 or cuas.org.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch.Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-840-1678 or email operations@ciarocketry.org.

EAT WITH THE ANIMALS

What: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the nature center's education wildlife during feeding time. Snacks for humans will be provided; mention food allergies when registering. Children must attend with an adult.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26.

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

Cost: $7, resident, or $11, non-resident, by Aug. 11; $9-$14 by Aug. 24. Ages 3 years and young are free, with a registered adult.

More info: urbanaparks.org or call 217-367-1544.

HAYRIDE

What: Enjoy a county park in the southern part of Vermilion County with a hayride tour. Forest Glen Preserve offers a hayride the first Saturday of each month, June through October. No pre-registration required.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 2 (First Saturday of each month, June through October.)

Where: Meet in the staff office parking lot, Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: $1 per person.

More info: Call 217-662-2142 or vccd.org.

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. Focus will be given to identification and safety as the culinary potential of each species is discussed. Classroom discussion and identification outdoors. Pre-registration required. Call for cost and to register.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 9.

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

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

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

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-840-1678 or email operations@ciarocketry.org.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HEART WALK

What: Hosted by American Heart Association to support the fight against heart disease and stroke. The fundraiser features a quarter-mile or one and a half-mile walk. There will be booths with health screenings, a tribute wall, learn from fitness experts, nutritious refreshments, a kids zone, get their team photo taken and more.

When: Check-in, 8:30 a.m.; walk at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Walkers are encouraged to raise $100 or more by collecting donations from friends, co-workers and family

More info: champaignheartwalk.org, call 217-246-5089 or email carol.floyd@heart.org.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch.Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-840-1678 or email operations@ciarocketry.org.

WADE'S 5K FOR 5P

What: Annual running and walking fundraising event that supports local families affected by cri du chat and the 5P Minus Society. Five P- syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects one in every 50,000 births. Wade is 5 years old, lives in Monticello and was diagnosed with cri du chat when he was 4 months old.

When: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 7.

Where: Lodge Park, Monticello.

Cost: Advance registration before Sept. 22, $15 for Kids Fun Run, $20 for 5K Run and Recreational Walk. After Sept. 22, $20 and $30.

More info: wades5kfor5p.com/.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art," through June 9, 2018.

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 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What: The family friendly Spurlock Time Machine squeezes thousands of years of history into your summer as it invites you to step back into historic Urbana.

When:1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: Call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: "Annual Midwest Juried Photography Exhibition."

When:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Through Aug. 25.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 217-466-8130.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: "When We Went to War," "Champaign County Uncrated," "A Second Home" and "The Art of Louise Woodroofe." The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3 per person.

More info: champaigncountyhistory.org, email President@ChampaignCountyHistory.org or call 217-356-1010.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What: An exhibit about the county poor house which became the Ford County Nursing Home before it was sold.The "history wall" on the north exterior wall of the museum is complete which includes four informational signs and a bronze plate about the wall itself.

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

Where: 145 S. Market St., Paxton. In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, adjacent to Majestic Park, corner of Market and Center streets.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723.

I&I HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM

What: Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12; or by appointment. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September.

Where: 309 E. Busey St., Penfield.

More info: Call 217-863-2681 or 217-493-3101, antiquefarm.org.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What: An exhibit of over 100 photo reproductions donated by Susan R. Braden, memorabilia from local stores, schools and the centennial celebrated in 1967, and a memorial quilt, on the main floor.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and the first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 3. Through several months.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What: 401 in Steam. Ride behind the restored 1907 Southern 2-8-0 steam locomotive #401.

When: Aug. 19 and 20. Depart every 11 / 2 hours from museum site (Nelson Crossing), 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. From downtown (Wabash Depot), 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. From downtown, 4 p.m., no return trip to downtown.

Where: 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $9-$14; children under 2 years old are free with adult paid fare.

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

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: A drop-in program, "Museum Mondays: I Scream, You Scream." We all scream for ice cream! Ice cream wasn't always such a common treat. See how ice cream has been made for many years, and also fun ways to make it at home. Dairy products will be used. For those with allergies, come prepared.

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-586-2612, email kriopelle@ccfpd.org or ccfpd.org.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

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. Closed Aug. 30.

What: DYI Weekend Wizard. A new topic each week. Do-it-yourself projects and science experiments.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

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.Closed Aug. 29.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

More info: orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

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

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. ThroughDec. 31. Closed weekends, some holidays.

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

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 217-244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

SPARK MUSEUM AND PLAY CAFÉ

What: A children's museum featuring five zones of exhibits including wiggle and giggle, build, discover, play, perform, and make and bake. Each area is full of exhibits that build off themes of creative problem solving, dramatic play, and creativity.

When:10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Where: 142 Lincoln Square, U.

Cost: Admission, $5. Children under 2, free.

More info:visitsparkmuseum.com, call 217-607-0524 or email sparkmuseumcafe@gmail.com.

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 217-442-2922.

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 age 18; children under age 6 and active duty military personnel and their families are free.

More info: Call 217-431-0034, vcwm.org, or email vcwm@comcast.net..

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Main feature: "Violent Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 11-26 (except Aug. 19).

Children's features: "The Little Star That Could," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 12-26 (Except Aug. 19).

Sky show:"Summer Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 11-25.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

More info: Call 217-351-2568 or 217-351-2446.

EXHIBITS

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," features artwork by students from Stratton Elementary, Barkstall Elementary and International Prep Academy.

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 Aug. 11.

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

Where: 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070 or champaign.org.

GIERTZ GALLERY AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Opening day for "2017 Parkland Art and Design Faculty Exhibition." Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, with gallery talk by Matthew Watt at 6:30 p.m., and music by The Young and the Fretless.

When: Aug. 21. Fall hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sept. 4. Through Sept. 16.

Where: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: artgallery.parkland.edu, call 217-351-2485 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 217-896-2455 or email cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

ILLINOIS TERMINAL

What: Wall displays, "MTD Art: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood": "Color Field," porcelain and glaze by Catherine Wiesener," Three Spotted Horse Fly," graphite and chalk by Liza Wynette," A Forest," mixed media and antique paper on canvas by Elzie Sexton and "Abundant Season pt. 02," acrylic on canvas by Barry Callahan, the artists chosen to be featured inside all MTD buses.

When: All day, every day. Through Oct. 31.

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: Summer hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through August.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-337-1500, universityymca.org/art.

CITY OF URBANA

What: Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Nature Through a Lens," photographs by Fred Delcomyn, a retired University of Illinois professor.

When: 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 Sept. 29.

Where: Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.; and Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits, Urbana Public Arts Program - Home | Facebook or call 328-8265.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Color and Form." Paintings by Bonnie Switzer and Kohler Residency Sculptures by Rimas VisGirda.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Aug. 26.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

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

THE GILBERT GALLERY

What: August Pop-up Show exhibiting work by 12 artists representing a variety of media and techniques. This show will display the work of five artists new to the gallery.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10.

Where: 102 W. Main St., U.

More info: Email gilbertgallery102@gmail.

THE VAULT ARTS COLLECTIVE

What: "Howl at the Moon" event. An early celebration of the solar eclipse, and features sun and moon artwork by various artists. Food and drinks will be available at the reception, which will feature artwork from some of the 50 artists who have their work available at the art gallery.

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Open, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The exhibit opened Aug. 1 and will be up through Aug. 31.

Where: 100 N. Main St., Tuscola.

More info: facebook.com/VaultArtGallery/ or call 217-599-1215.

FARMS / MARKETS

L&A FAMILY FARMS

What: A 10-acre sunflower maze, campsites/picnic area, educational and scenic hayrides, farm tours, bon fires/evening hayrides, and nature trails. A farm store with pasture raised meats, brown eggs, and farm fresh produce. Products also found online and area farmers' markets.

When: Spring Hours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Where: 21661 Staley Road, Paris, Ill.

Cost: Maze, $3; kids 5 and younger, free. Hay ride fees vary check facebook or website.

More info: Call 217-275-3491, email lafamilyfarms@gmail.com or lafamilyfarms.com/

MONTICELLO FARMERS' MARKET

What: Fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, baked goods, pies, natural skin care products, eggs, hand crafted items and more.

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 10 to Oct. 6.

Where: Corner of State and Livingston streets, in front of the Monticello Community Building.

More info:monticellomainstreet.org or call 217-762-9318.

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, pottery, jewelry, and other handmade arts, and more. On top of vendors, Market at the Square will offer programs each Saturday morning such as Sprouts at the Market, Art at the Market, chef demonstrations, as well as live music.

When: 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday, Aug. 12 through Nov. 4.

Where: Corner of Illinois and Vine streets, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanamarket.org, call 217-384-2319 or email Natalie at urbanamarket@urbanaillinois.us.

DOWNTOWN DANVILLE FARMERS' MARKET

What: A market full of unique vendors featuring only products made, grown or baked by the person you buy it from. Every third Saturday is open to "pop up" vendors who do not have to make it, bake it or grow it; otherwise those rules are followed for all other markets.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Aug. 12 through Oct. 14.

Where: Crossroads Church, 3633 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 27.

Where: Big R North, 3616 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

More info: Call 217-840-2128, thelandconnection.org or email market@thelandconnection.org.

DOWNTOWN PARIS FARMERS' MARKET

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Aug. 12 through September (until Honeybee weekend).

Where: on the north side of the Edgar County Courthouse on Wood Street, Paris, Ill.

More info: Call 217-465-8511, parisilchamber.com or edgarcfb.org.

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, Aug. 15 to Oct. 31.

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

More info:Call 217-840-2128, thelandconnection.org/market, email market@thelandconnection.org.

FARMERS' MARKET AT MUSEUM

What: Garden produce, homemade items including baked goods, garage sale and flea market items, home party or direct sales, handcrafted items .The Farmers' Market is a fundraiser for the museum, sponsored by the Iroquois County Historical Society, a non-profit organization.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 16 through the end of September.

Where: Iroquois County Historical Society Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 217-815-432-2215.

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, Aug. 19 through Dec. 16. There will not be a market for July due to the Moultrie/Douglas County Fair.

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

More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.

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