Entertainment listings, Sept. 14-21, 2017

Entertainment listings, Sept. 14-21, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

CU PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE

What: Presented by the UP Center of Champaign County. CU Comedy Fundraiser on Sept. 15 features Shannon Noll and Whitney Chitwood at Soma Ultralounge. A family-friendly area, sponsored by Chambanamoms.com, and Pride vendors, noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 16, with vendors, bounce houses, carnival-style games, petting zoo, performances by belly dancing troupes, drag queens, puppeteers, theatre companies and musicians. Parade at 4 p.m. Adult entertainment at area bars and restaurants start at 6 p.m. Drag Brunch with Dish Passionate Cuisine on Sept. 17 at City View.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 15, noon Sept. 16 and 11 a.m. Sept. 17.

Where: Soma Ultralounge, 320 N. Neil St. Family-friendly area at city parking lot, Hill and Neil Streets, downtown Champaign. Parade starts at corner of Main and Walnut, proceeds south on Walnut, west on Chester Street, north on Neil Street and proceeds to Washington Street, turns east and comes to an end. Brunch at CityView at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave.

Cost: Family-Friendly Area, free. Tickets for Drag Brunch, $30 at unitingpride.org/drag-brunch

More info: unitingpride.org.

FALL BAZAAR

What: Hosted by Champaign Sportsmen's Club. Lots of vendors, food and door prizes.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Champaign Sportsmen's Club, 302 Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet.

Where: Free.

More info: Call 217-377-5323.

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.

PAXTON SWINE 'N' DINE BBQ CONTEST & FESTIVAL

What: The sixth annual downtown street festival featurs a barbecue cookoff, food, . a car show, kids' activities, a bags tournament, live bands performing, local craft beer tasting and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: downtown Paxton.

More info: paxtonswinendine.com or call 217-579-1082 , 217-417-4036, 217-840-7745 or 815-822-2761.

MONTICELLOBRATION FESTIFALL

What: Pet Parade; music by Bad Medicine; restaurants cooking out; Canvas and Corks host a parent/child painting event; fall produce and mums for purchase; hands-on activities; Monticello Area Arts Council hosts Paint the Town on Washington Street; SunDowners Car Club car show on Independence Street; kids activities on around the Square; and vendors. Enter the Scarecrow Walk competition or walk around viewing them and cast your vote for the best creation. Evening activities kick off at 6 p.m. with 3 Gun Whiskey, and from 8:30 to 10 p.m., Feudin' Hillbillies will close the evening.When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Monticello.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Email info@monticellomainstreet.org.

This weekend

PYGMALION FESTIVAL

What: Pygmalion has grown to include music, technology, literature, food, and craft fair. A lineup featuring a diverse array of indie rock, hip hop, EDM, Americana, jazz, and experimental acts. Kicks off with PechaKucha presentation at 51 Main, then Sept. 21 at Krannert Center, Sept. 22-23 is downtown Champaign, combining the Music, Lit, Made, and Food components on one block, with five stages, indoor and out. Hackathon on-site at Research Park at UIUC, Sept. 23 and 24.

When: Sept. 20-24.

Where: venues in Champaign and Urbana.

More info: thepygmalionfestival.com.

BASKET BINGO AND MORE

What: Hosted by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center's Foundation. Proceeds benefit its outreach program, Illiana Alzheimer's Alliance. Guests will enjoy a free taco bar, dessert, and popcorn. Purchase tickets to win raffle baskets and other prizes. Door prizes awarded throughout the evening. Prizes are valued at more than $3,000.

When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; bingo at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 310 Bryan Ave., Danville.

Cost: Tickets at the door; $35, includes a set of 12 bingo cards, one for each game to be played that night, additional game cards, $2. $250, tables of eight with advance reservations required.

More info: Call 217-442-6583.

PYGMALION FESTIVAL

What: Krannert Center hosts the festival a full day including headlining musicians (Thundercat, Julien Baker, and more), a reading from acclaimed author George Saunders, a full tech DEMO, Share the Vision, Human Library, and more.

When: Sept. 21.

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

Cost: Free. Tickets $20 for Julien Baker, Thundercat.

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

OPEN BARREL SHOW AND RODEO WEEKEND

What: Illinois High School Rodeo Association.

When: Sept. 22-24.

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

More info: pctrailblazers.org, call 932-3886, facebook.com/pctrailblazers.org.

AMBUCS 25TH ANNUAL SCARECROW FESTIVAL

What: Hayrack rides, barrel train rides, food, a flea market, kids games, a cake walk, a car and motorcycle show, and music. All proceeds go to support The Greater Champaign County AMBUCS' programs.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23.

Whare: AMBUCS Park, 1200 E. University Ave., U.

More info: Call 217-367-7112, thegccambucs.org or email denhart@illinois.edu.

49TH ANNUAL APPLE 'N PORK FESTIVAL

What: More than 25 booths featuring numerous old-fashioned, harvest-time apple and pork foods; tours of the home of C.H. Moore; a juried art show; large flea market; demonstrating craftsmen offering items for sale; an antique tractor and farm equipment exhibit; meal grinding, rope making, chair caning and blacksmithing demonstrations; musical entertainment; pony rides; tomahawk throwing; Pigs on Parade contest and more.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24. Museum and Gift shop hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 24.

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

Cost: Free admission to the grounds and flea market; small fee for transportation to/from the museum grounds; $2-$5 admission to go inside museum.

More info: chmoorehomestead.org/apple-pork.htm or call 217-935-6066.

PIONEER CRAFT DAY

What: Experience life as a pioneer in the Forest Glen Preserve. Family fun including cider pressing, candle dipping and rope making. Tour the cabin and sample sassafras tea and fry bread. Watch period craftspeople demonstrate their art.

When: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: Homestead Cabin Area, Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: All activities are free.

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

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTMENT

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24. Battle at 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: Homestead Cabin area, Forest Glen Park, east of Westville.

Cost: Free.

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.

RANTOUL FALL FESTIVAL

What: Food, music, vendors, carnival, demonstrations, beer, barbecue cookoff. Hosted by the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: downtown Rantoul.

More info: Call 217-893-3323 or email office@rantoulchamber.com (subject: Fall Festival).

Future highlights

VERMILION REGIONAL AIR EXPO 2017

What: Airshow each day, featuring the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, Shockwave Jet Truck, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys, Cliff Robinson, Jesse Panzer, Rifle Airshows, and the Red Knight. Also, aircraft displays like a B-25 Bomber and a C-54 Berlin airlift flying museum; a Kids Zone and food vendors. Bands, Cornfield Mafia and New Invaders, 4:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 30. Bring lawn chairs.

When: Gates open, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 30 and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1. Airshow each day, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Vermilion Regional Airport, 22633 N. Bowman Ave. Ste 1, Danville.

Cost: Admission $15, adults, $10, kids age 11 and younger, at gate. Discount tickets, $12 and $8, online at vermilionregionalairexpo.com, at the Palmer Center or the airport.

More info: Call 217-274-1999 or 217-274-5559 or email dnvairport@aol.com.

PINTS FOR PAWS

What: The Companion Animal Resource and Education (CARE) Center's fundraiser to benefit its Helping Paw Fund, which supports veterinary care for pets of people facing financial hardship. Appetizers, dessert and a glass of beer, wine, soft drink, or flight of three beer samples. Also, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, low-key animal trivia with prizes, selfie booth with an animal theme, and dog and cat toy-making stations. Additional food available from food truck.

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4.

Where: Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Road

Cost: Tickets $20, through Sept. 25, $25 at the door. Youth tickets, $15.

More info: Call 217-417-3160, email info@carecentercu.org or carecentercu.org.

CHINESE MOON FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

What: The Jasmine Field Orchestra will perform traditional Chinese music, followed by moon cakes and a moon viewing on the library's patio. For all ages.

When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

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

Cost: Free.

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

BI-ANNUAL QUILT SHOW

What: "Celebrating the Quilt," over 150 quilts will be on display made by members of the Champaign County Illini Country Stitchers Quilt Guild; vendors; a gift boutique with guild made items; a bake sale; and opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the guild annual bed-sized raffle quilt and themed raffle baskets.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

Where: Urbana National Guard Armory, 600 E. University Ave.

Cost: Admission, $6; children are free when accompanied by an adult.

More info: Call 217-840-1709, illinicountrystitchers.com or email mnash101@gmail.com

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. Oct. 6.

Where: Downtown Urbana.

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

PRAIRIE RIVERS NETWORK 50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER GALA

What: Speaker, Rob Kanter, PRN Board Member and the "Environmental Almanac" columnist. A silent auction during the cocktail hour reception. Dinner, "Protecting our Land, Water, and Wildlife: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stewardship Gala," desserts, dancing with the Live Jukebox Show, and visiting with friends.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 6.

Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

Cost: $50 per person or $400 for a table of 10.

More info: Call 217-344-2371, https://prairierivers.org/dinner/ or email info@prairierivers.org

HARVEST DAZE

What: The 38th annual event, sponsored by Iroquois County Historical Society, runs simultaneously with Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce's Fall Frenzy. A Woodworth-style fish fry, Oct. 6. Annual Harvest Daze Cruise-In, Oct. 7; registration, 9 a.m. to noon, awards at 3 p.m. Victorian Room bake sale, Oct. 7 and 8. Scarecrow and Pumpkin contests. Food and drinks in the Red Barn with ham and beans offered both days. Free entertainment under the big tent, several vendors offering their wares, face painting and the annual raffle.

When: Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6; opening ceremonies, 9 a.m. Oct. 7; and ends with the People's Choice Talent Competition, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8; Fall Frenzy, Oct. 6-7.

Where: on the grounds of Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215 or email to ichs2215@mchsi.com. For Cruise-in, call Reed at 815-278-0881 or send an email to jreed@lyonworkspace.com.

DALLAS & COMPANY'S 29TH ANNUAL MAGIC WEEKEND!

What: A magical place filled with unexpected items, displays, and fun. Live magic performances, face painting, carnival games, and surprises.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 7, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 8

Where: Dallas & Company, 101 E. University Ave., C.

More info: Call 217-351-5974, Dallasandco.om or email Dallas@dallasandco.com.

THE FUR BALL

What: "One Lucky Night." A fun and interactive evening gala that features robust silent and live auctions, a jewelry raffle, and a delicious plated dinner, all to support homeless animals at Champaign County Humane Society. Business/cocktail attire. Emcee Jennifer Roscoe, WIA TV-3. Business/cocktail attire.

When: Cocktails and silent auction, 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; live auction and raffles, 8 p.m. Oct. 13.

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets $10 before Oct. 6, $125 after.

More info: cuhumane.org/NewsEvents/FurBall.aspx or call 217-344-7297.

HEARTLAND MAKER FEST 2017

What: Makers, tinkerers, creators, inventors, DIYers, and musicians will gather together to share their work with the public. Makerspace Urbana shows how art and science can meld together, and provide a hands-on approach for those who are inspired to create and learn.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14.

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, downtown Urbana.

More info: http://heartlandmakerfest.org or email iammmikeb@gmail.com.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

What: Celebrate Latin American culture through wonderful traditional music, crafts, bilingual storytelling. This program organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois.

When: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

Where: The Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, ground floor, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanafreelibrary.org/

FILMS

Next week

'WHERE IT BEGINS' WITH JOHN ISBERG

What: Watch scenes from local filmmaker John Isberg's film "Where It Begins," a documentary about the rise of Champaign-Urbana's independent music scene from the 80s to today. He'll speak about his experiences making the film, and will be joined by such local music legends as Terry Lutrell (REO Speedwagon), Rose Marshack (Poster Children) and Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins) and more.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

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

Cost: Free.

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

10TH ANNUAL LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

What: Hosted by The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois. To celebrate LAFF's 10th anniversary the following award-winning films will be showcased: "The Distinguished Citizen (El Cuidadano Ilustre)" and "The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta)" along with cult classic "Santa Sangre" and the family friendly "The Book of Life." Plus, "Rosa Chumbe," Made in Cuba," "Chavela," "Dolores."When: 7:45 and 10 p.m. Sept. 22; noon, 2:30, 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. Sept. 23; noon, 2:30, 4 and 9 p.m. Sept. 24; 5:15 p.m. Sept. 25; 4, 6 and 8:15 p.m. Sept. 26; 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27; 5, 7 and 10 p.m. Sept. 28.

Where: The Art Theatre, 126 W. Church St., C.

More info: clacs.illinois.edu/news/latinfilmfest.aspx or call 217-355-0068.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962). Peter O'Toole performs the role that made him a star. Not rated. 119 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 23.

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.

Future highlights

REEL DEALS

What: "Once." (2007). Rated R. 85 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 5.

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.

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: "Hocus Pocus." Rated PG. 96 minutes. More than just a screening, this is a full on haunt. Get your best costume for the costume contest and meet the Sanderson sisters and Billy! Grab some grub from local food trucks, ride the spooky Champaign Park District trolley, and visit the insect petting zoo by the UIUC Department of Entomology.

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

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.

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Rated R. 91 minutes. Nightmares are brought to life in this horror film.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and 19.

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.

MUSIC

This weekend

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring the Black Chorus Chamber Choir. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music.

When: 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Sept. 14.

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

More info: Email communications@beckman.illinois.edu or http://beckman.illinois.edu/events/calendars/thursday-concerts.

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 | 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 $10; 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 | 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.

WAYLAND ROCKS THE ASYLUM!

What: This "Rock Asylum" event is headlined by Wayland. More bands will be added in the tradition of our knock-out night of Rock 'n Roll! Wayland is touring in support of their newest single, "Through the Fire." Full bar and food available.

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and bar.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $15.

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

LULO REINHARDT AND DANIEL STELTER

What: 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 | 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. 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.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: The Jazz Collective will be performing onstage. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

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

ALBERTA KHOURY/LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Australian-born Alberta 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 Ryley 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, earning 10 Grammy nominations in eight different categories, 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.

TOAST OF CHAMPAIGN SWEET ADELINES

What: Annual Show, the primary fundraiser for the chorus. Titled "That's Amore'!" Spaghetti dinner and musical performance. Special guest, Quest, the Midwest Harmony Region 3 Quartet Champion. The chorus and other quartets will perform in between courses. Puchase dinner tickets by Sept. 12. Show only tickets are available at the door.

When: Doors open, 5 p.m.; dinner, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Faith United Methodist Church Life and Worship Center, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.Cost: Tickets $25 adults, $20 students and seniors ($15 show only), $12.50 children 12 and younger. Party of eight or more $20 each.

More info: toastofchampaign.com/annual-shows.html.

BELLFLOWER COUNTRY OPRY

What: Belfllower Country Opry Band with guest Chrissy Sparks. A barbecue sandwich meal will be served at 5 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Bellflower Community Center, gymnasium, 202 Center St.

Cost: Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free; dinner, $6.

More info: 217-898-7493, 309-722-3497.

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 consists of Breit, Andrew Collins, and Jess Cobb on mandolin, with Adrian Gross on the slightly larger mandola. Together, they will 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.

A NIGHT AT THE OPRY

What: A dinner theatre event featuring the music of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, with Logan Kirby, Kena Clark, and friends. Fundraiser to help The North Ridge Show Choirs finance their trip to Nashville to compete at Show Choir Nationals at the Grand Old Opry. Dinner menu includes BBQ, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Rolls, Dessert and Tea or Lemonade.

When: Dinner served, 7: to 8:15 p.m.; concert at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Beef House Banquet Center, 16501 IN-63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $30, general admission; $45, reserved VIP front row of tables.

More info: Call 217-444-3476.

JEFF TWEEDY

What: ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival 2017. Iconic Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy started out in the Downstate Illinois alt-country band Uncle Tupelo and became 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. Andy Baylor, who is synonymous with the CU music scene, is gathering a few friends and ELLNORA Ambassador Kevin Breit to turn up the volume and 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.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

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

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 17.

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

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

UFLIVE! PRESENTS BIG BLUESTEM

What: An array of musical styles. Their signature sound, with its dynamic rhythms, soul-stirring arrangements, and terrific vocal harmonies, has a timeless appeal.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 17.

Where: Urbana Free Library, 200 W. Green St

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4405.

DOC ASHTON AND THE ROOT CANALS

What: The nine-piece band will play a free concert. Their jazz and blues infused group will play music from the 40's to the present.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. ever Sunday, Sept. 17 through Sept. 24.

Where: Lincoln Park, Danville.

Cost: Free.

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

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DROPS OF GREEN

What: Piper's Hut Concert. Drops of Green are a band of four young Irish men hailing from Laois, Kilkenny and Waterford. Combining a vast of instrumentation with blissful four part harmonies, they cover all of your favourite Irish melodies within the shows set list. House concert. Seating is very limited. Reservations are required.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 18.

Where: near downtown, Champaign.

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

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

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

Where: Meet in the hallway near Spark Museum and Play Café at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-621-2631 or email kleiss@illinois.edu.

THE UNTERNATIONALE: DIALECTICAL POLYGLOTT KLEZMER CABARET

What: Daniel Kahn, the front man of the punk-folk cult-kapelye The Painted Bird joins Psoy Korolenko, a poet-singer/songwriter, scholar, journalist, and musician. Together Kahn and Korolenko bring traditions of Russian and European popular and urban folk song, Yiddish folk and theatre song, with elements of rap and free-style poetry.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

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.

CAMPFIRE JAMBOREE

What: Featuring the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers (Americana Folk music). Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Bring blankets or chairs.Advance ticket purchase recommended.When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22.

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

Cost: $5 per person or $10 per family. Food and drink will be available for purchase at all shows.

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

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

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

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

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

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

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION CONCERT

What: Enjoy some great music by Gordon Alexander, Mel Hoaks, Tex Wynn and Sweet Adelines, to celebrate and thank the library volunteers.

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: Danville Public Library, Hegeler Stage, 319 N, Vermilion St.

More info: Call 217-477-5220.

MADELEINE PEYROUX

What: Peyroux's niche has become a distinctive blend of jazz standards, dreamy originals, and genre-crossing renditions inspired by artists as diverse as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Robert Johnson. In concert, her haunting interpretations leave listeners in awe.

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

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.

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MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: The Bone Jugs will be performing onstage. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24.

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

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

CULTURAL CELEBRATION SERIES

What: Cultural Celebrations Performance Series featuring Jason Finkelman. Finkelman performs on African and Brazilian instruments handcrafted by African percussionist and instrument maker Adimu Kuumba. Finkelman specializes in the berimbau, a musical bow originating in Africa and recognized today in the accompaniment of the martial art capoeira. The family-friendly series highlights music, dance and storytelling from around the world on the fourth Sunday of the month.

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 24.

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

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

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

UI WIND SYMPHONY AND UI WIND ORCHESTRA

What: University of Illinois Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. The musicians in the University of Illinois Wind Orchestra excel at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music's reaches.

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 24.

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 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.

ILLINOIS MODERN ENSEMBLE

What: The Illinois Modern Ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music. Concerts feature compositions by prominent artists such as Augusta Read Thomas and Steve Reich as well as new works by students and faculty members.

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

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 217-333-6280.

JUPITER STRING QUARTET: 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

What: As they celebrate the 15th anniversary of their founding, "the Jupiter String Quartet, an ensemble of eloquent intensity, has matured into one of the mainstays of the American chamber-music scene" (New Yorker).

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

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

THE HENNINGSENS

What: Lake Land College is celebrating its 50th anniversary and homecoming with a farewell concert by the Nashville recording artists who are originally from Atwood, and still have their 1,700-acre family farm there.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 30.

Where: Field House on campus, Lake Land College, Mattoon.

Cost: Tickets $5, students; $10, community; with general admission, festival seating.

More info: lakelandcollege.edu/alumni or call 217-234-5363.

ALLERTON MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL

What: Concert Series presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. The UI Jazz Faculty in a one-of-a-kind celebration of Dizzy Gillespie's musical legacy at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Lyric Theatre30 p.m. Sept. 30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 1.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 1.

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

Cost: Tickets $28, purchase tickets for both events for $50; $10, UI, student, youth. Food and drinks available for purchase.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu/event/music-barn-festival/, email allerton@illinois.edu or call 333-3287.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: The Singing Men of 'GNN will be performing onstage. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

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

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

SWEET ADELINES - AAH, ACAPPELLA

What: Enjoy the Sweet Sound of Acappella Barbershop Harmony.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30.

Where: Bremer Center Theater, Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $15, adults; $8, children; at the door or by call.

More info: Call 217-474-0473.

SINFONIA DA CAMERA/A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE

What: Sinfonia opens its concert season by featuring the high school and college winners of its Student Concerto Competition.When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $6-$12; youth are free.

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

TIEMPO LIBRE

What: This three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities, and seductive Latin rhythms.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$30.

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

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

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

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 1.

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

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

IN CONCERT: SEAN GASKELL

What: Gaskell will perform songs on the kora, a 21-string harp native to West Africa, and discuss its history and cultural significance in this program for all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 1.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PRAIRIE BREEZES

What: Performance and educational demonstration by musician Sean Gaskell on the Kora, an ancient 21-string harp from West Africa, featuring traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Kora's musical repertoire and some of his own compositions.

When: 4:15 to 5 p.m. Oct. 2.

Where: The Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, ground floor, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanafreelibrary.org/

THE SPIRIT OF ARGENTINA

What: In this program, Tango Buenos Aires pays tribute to Carlos Gardel, known as "the King of Tanbo," a lengendary singer, songwriter, composer and actor in the tango scene at the turn of the 20th century.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

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.

TAKACS QUARTET

What: Based in Boulder at the University of Colorado, the quartet performs 90 concerts a year worldwide. Now entering its 42nd season, it is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$38.

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

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Mike Ingram, guitar and percussion (folk/rock). Bring a lunch or purchase a box lunch through the park district by noon on the Wednesday before the performance.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 6.

Where: Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Performance is free. Lunches are $9; beverage, $1.25.

More info: Call 398-2376, email Michelle.Olden@champaignparks.com or champaignparkdistrict.com/event/bachs-lunch/.

AN INTRODUCTION TO EXPERIMENTAL FREE MUSIC IMPROVISATION

What: Learn the basics of Free Improvisation directed by experienced improvisers Allen Wu and Barry R. Morse (Wu-Morse Duo), and then apply what you have learned in live performance with the Wu-Morse Duo. All instruments (acoustic, electronic, percussion, ethnic) and voices are welcome. Open to all serious teens and young adults.

When: 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 6.

Where: The Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, ground floor, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-369-5328 or email barryrmorse@hotmail.com by Oct. 5.

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. Oct. 6.

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.

PRAIRIE BREEZES

What: Concert of Free Improvisation by musicians Alan Wu, Barry Morse, and Friends. Children will even have a chance to join in the fun of "sound-soup" with hand-held percussion instruments later in the program.

When: 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 7.

Where: The Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, ground floor, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanafreelibrary.org/

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

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

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

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.

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

What: Lyric Theatre2 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1861.

THE SCRIPT

What: The Irish three-piece rock band, one of the world's most successful bands and have sold over 29 million records, released their fifth album Freedom Child on Sept. 1 and they will embark on an intimate tour around the U.S., including this concert at State Farm Center.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: $28-$38 plus fees.

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

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Verdi's Requiem." With University of Illinois Oratorio Society.When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

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

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Michael J. Sloppy Joe's, etc. for sale by Melvin

Women's Club

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

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

Cost: Admission $10, children age 12 and younger are free.

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

THE BAD PLUS WITH BILL FRISELL

What: "Epistolary Echoes." Presented by the jazz trio with jazz guitarist and ELLNORA alum Frisell.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

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.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

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

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 8.

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

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

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Maria & Co. will be performing onstage. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 29.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9.

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

More info: Call 359-5565, curtisorchard.com/live-entertainment or email info@curtisorchard.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. Oct. 9 (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.

JOYWAVE

What: Concert presented by Star Course.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., U.

Cost: Public tickets $15, students $10.

More info: star-course.com/.

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring David Fletcher Trio. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music.

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

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

More info: Email communications@beckman.illinois.edu or http://beckman.illinois.edu/events/calendars/thursday-concerts.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT SERIES

What: Composer and keyboardist Thollem McDonas' residency as a George A. Miller Visiting Artist concludes with SO Live, a collaborative site-specific audio/video experience featuring Silver Ochre, his duo with videographer ACVilla, with members of Improvisers Exchange.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-333-1861 or kam.illinois.edu.

KANSAS

What: With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America's iconic of classic rock bands.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $49.50-$99.50. Additional $5 processing fee applied (online only).More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.

DARRYL WORLEY

What: American country music artist in concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and bar.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $40, reserved seating. Dinner, $12.50.

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

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

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

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14.

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

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

SHADES OF BLUES IN AMERICA WITH JOEY LEONE

What: The history of American blues comes to life in this performance by music historian and blues musician Joey Leone and his band. Featuring songs, stories, and historical facts, Leone combines his years of experience as a touring musician with his love of the blues in this one-of-a-kind show. For adults.

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

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

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

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

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

SLEEPY CREEK MUSIC

What: Featuring Angela Meyer. Angela combines her love for the Midwest country lifestyle as well as sweet voiced honesty to create a fun and relaxing show for all.

When: Food by Rosati's Pizza Catering, noon to 4-ish p.m.; music, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 15.

Where: Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 N Road, Fairmount.Cost: Music is free.

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

UFLIVE! PRESENTS JEAN RENE BALEKITA AND BOMOYI

What: The musical style of the Congolese musicians is a rich mix of Gospel and Jazz with an African rhythm.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4405 or urbanafreelibrary.org/

FALL CONCERT SERIES

What: Features Adrian + Meredith is an East Nashville-based duo putting their own spin on Americana music.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

Where: Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St.

More info: Call 217-485-5558 or tolonolibrary.org.

BIG CHURCH NIGHT OUT

What: Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, illusionist Brock Gill, worship leader Jamison Strain, Jeremy Willet and Adam Agee of Audio Adrenaline. Each night of their tour will foster a time of worship, ministry and unity.

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 15.

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

Cost: $18-$100 plus fees.

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

ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION

What: Southern Rock Legends with multiple gold and platinum albums to their credit.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and bar.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $55, plus handling fees. Dinner, $12.50.

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

THE IDES OF MARCH

What: Featuring Jim Peterik performing all their million sellers (that Peterik wrote).

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and bar.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $45. Dinner, $12.50.

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

DANCING

This weekend

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY WEEKLY DANCE

What: Weekly swing dancing. All are welcome. No special shoes or dress required.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 15-Dec. 14.

Where: Room 314, YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15.

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

BLUES DANCING

What: Open to general public. No dance experience required. No partner required.

When: Beginner lessons, 6:30 to 7 p.m.; dancing, 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday, Sept. 18 through Dec. 11.

Where: Pizza M, back room, 208 W. Main St., U.

Cost: Lessons and dancing are free.

More info: join the Facebook group BluesCENTRAL.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What: A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Tango lesson, 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

WEST COAST SWING NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: Join us for West Coast Swing and more.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

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.

Future highlights

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

LATIN DANCE NIGHT / NOCHE DE BAILE LATINO

What: A Latin Dance Night, co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina. Celebrate the fall semester with rhythms from Latin America and the Caribbean — reggaeton, bachata, cumbia, salsa, merengue, and more.

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

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

Cost: Free. Cash bar available. Free garage parking.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What: A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Line Dance Lesson, 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Dixie Flyer Band. Call by Oct. 5 to register for dinner. No outside food can be brought in.

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What: A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Line Dance Lesson, 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

WEST COAST SWING NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: Join us for West Coast Swing and more.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

Next week

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT

What: Volume 25 of Champaign-Urbana Design Organization's showcase for local creativity. Possible mature content, 18+ recommended. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat. Music by DJ Shane Canefield.

When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 20.

Where: 51 Main, 51 E. Main St., C.

Cost: Admission, $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

More info:http://thecudo.org/portfolio/pechakucha-night/, facebook.com/pechakuchaCU or email pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org.

AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY MARRA

What: the award-winning author of the novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and the short story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno. Marra will read from both of his books and share his insights on writing. A book signing will follow. Part of The Pygmalion Festival and the Great Authors at the Library series.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MARC RUBBEN, COMIC VENTRILOQUIST

What: An international headliner, Rubben combines his unique stand-up comedy with onstage audience participation, and expert ventriloquism with the help of his colorful cast of characters.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Lorraine Theatre, 324 E. Main St., Hoopeston.

Cost: $20 per ticket, general admission.

More info: Email mtyler@localline2.com.

Future highlights

VOICE READING SERIES

What: Showcases new poetry and fiction readings by authors in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Illinois.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email kam@illinois.edu or call 333-1861.

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

What: Kid-friendly interactive family show at 7 p.m. followed by the Cage-free comedy for the rest of the family at 8:30.

When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

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

Cost: Pay what you wish.

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

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. Oct. 5.

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.

MIDWEST MANDENG: WEST AFRICAN MASTER DRUMMERS AND DANCERS

What: A spirited, energetic, participatory drumming and dance performance for all ages. Presented in cooperation with the C-U West African Drum & Dance Collective's Midwest Mandeng 2017. In this performance, some of our artists will share traditional rhythms and dances and introduce you to the arts and culture of Guinea and Mali.

When: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 13.

Where: Urbana Free Library, 200 W. Green St

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4405 or urbanafreelibrary.org/

THEATER

This weekend

'DISNEY'S MULAN JR.'

What: Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Penguin Project.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16, 2 p.m. Sept. 17.

Where: Urbana High School Theatre, 1002 S. Race St.

Cost: Tickets $8.50-$12.50.

More info: Email manager@cutc.org or call 217-352-4085.

'THE GREEN CHILDREN'

What: A new musical play. Story by Kenny Chumbley. 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, call 217-493-8905 (for group sales) or email TheGreenChildrenLTG@gmail.com.

'1787 THE MUSICAL'

What: A musical about the writing of the Constitution. Presented by Creative Dramatics Workshop.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-23 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24.Where: The Homer Opera House, 101 N. Main St.

Cost: Tickets $15-$21.

More info: homeroperahouse.com, call 217-688-2395 or 217-493-6175.

Next week

'SLAY IT AGAIN, SAM'

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

When: Noon Sept. 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.

Future highlights

'ALL THE KING'S MEN'

What: Illinois Theatre's presents the quintessential American political saga of Willie Stark, with an all-female cast.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30, Oct. 4-7, and 3 p.m. Oct. 8.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

'THE CRUCIBLE'

What: Parkland Theatre. A modern adaptation of a classic American drama based on the 1692-93 Salem witch trials.When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30, 3 p.m. Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-7, 3 p.m. Oct. 8.

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

Cost: Tickets $9-$15. Opening night is half-price night.

More info: Call 217-351-2528 or email theatre@parkland.edu.

'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.

'DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH — KIDS'

What: Champaign Park District Youth Theatre. A 30-minute, musical performed by the 2nd-4th graders of the CPD Youth Theatre program.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 30.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park, C

Cost: Tickets $8-$10.

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

'MADAGASCAR — A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, JR.'

What: Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar.

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

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

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

'THE PATTY STIFF MEMORIAL CABARET'

What: A fund-raising event benefiting the programs of The Little Theatre On The Square. The evening includes entertainment by Little Theatre favorites, silent and live auctions, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and soda..

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 10.

Where: LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800 N, Charleston.

Cost:Tickets $40; couple, $75; table of eight, $250.

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

'RENT'

What: The first show in the annual Broadway series presented by WCIA 3.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets $39-$58. Series subscriptions start at $156.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or 217-333-3470 or statefarmcenter.com.

'THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW'

What: The DACC Players theater group at Danville Area Community College. Each weekend an event. Oct. 13 and 14, a concert featuring Dustin Danger outside in Palace Park. Oct. 20 and 21, a Psychic Fair underneath the Fischer Stage. Oct. 23 and 24, access to a ghost tour led by the Rocky Horror cast. Oct. 31, costume contest with cash prizes.

When: All events at 7 p.m. and showtimes at 10 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 31.

Where: Fischer Theatre, 158 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Concert on Oct. 13-14 in Palace Park.

Cost:Student tickets, $20; adult, $30. Psychic fair reading are paid independently to the psychics and is not included in the admission price.

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

'TITLE & DEED'

What: The Station Theatre's first production of its 46th Season will be a one-person performance of this lyrical, word-drunk show about a stranger in a strange land. The Celebration Company.

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 5-8, 11-15, 18-21.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'TRAVESTIES'

What: Presented by Illinois Theatre in association with the "1917/2017: Ten Days That Shook the World/Ten Days That Shake the Campus" initiative. .

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21, 26-28, 3 p.m. Oct. 29. Dessert + Conversation, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

'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.

'WAITING FOR GODOT'

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 5-7, 2 p.m. Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Oct. 12-14, 2 p.m. Oct. 15.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$15.

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

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

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. 16.

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

Cost: Free.

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

WALK MS: URBANA 2017

What: Walk to create a world free of MS. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. With every step we take, every dollar we raise ... we're that much closer to ending MS forever.

When: Site opens at noon; walk at 1 p.m. Sept. 17.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park St., U.More info: Call 312-421-4500, http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/ILDWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=28503 or email katherine.birkenbeuel@nmss.org.

Next week

CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD

What: Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have circled the globe — and explored their neighborhood — collecting images of the natural world. In this talk they will share wildlife photos and stories from their new book, "Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers," now available from U of I Press.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

Where: Auditorium, NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) Building, 1205 W. Clark St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinois.edu/calendar/list/3732

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, Sept. 5 through October.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org.

27TH ANNUAL PET FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA!

What: The fair highlights local animal rescue organizations. Draft horse and pony rides. Pet a baby zebra and alligator. Talk to a parrot. Feed a llama. See raptors and reptiles up close. Learn about animals from the experts at the Wildlife Prairie Park, the Scovill Zoo, and the U of I Wildlfe Clinic. Support the local animal rescue groups. Food trucks available.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.

Where: Prairieland Feeds, 303 Dunlap (Route 45), Savoy.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-352-2232 or prairielandfeeds.com.

ALPACA FARM DAYS

What: A small farm with 23 alpacas in a variety of colors. Come meet the alpacas and feel the fiber everyone is talking about.

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

Where: Blizzard Hill Farm, 952 E 100 N Road, Gibson City.

More info: Call 217-766-4975 or email blizzardhillfarm@gmail.com.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS WILD WILD WILDERNESS TRAIL RUN

What: One of the oldest races in the Midwest. 37th annual trail run. 7.45 mile trail run. Stay for the post-race party with food, drink, music and prizes. Final Grand Slam event. Grand Slam awards presented at the post-race party.When: 10 a.m. Sept. 23.

When: Kickapoo State Recreation Area, near Danville.

More info: wilderness@kennekuk.com or kennekuk.com or 217-260-9898.

SEE THE REAL SKY

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. Sept. 23.

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.

Future highlights

RUNDER THE SEA 5K

What: A 5K to promote/raise funds for DLO's fall show, "The Little Mermaid." Runners, walkers and rollers welcome. Meet the cast, have your picture taken with merfolk and sea creatures, and hear a song or two from the show. Come dressed as your favorite aquatic creature and enter our costume contest. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. Register online.

When: Check in starts at 7 a.m.; run at 8 a.m. Sept. 30.

Where: downtown Danville.

Cost: $25, adult; $10, children under 13.

More info: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Danville/RUNdertheSea5k or call 217-497-3747.

HOT AIR BALLOON SCIENCE FAIR

What: The Hands-On Science Fair from 5 to 7 p.m., Visitor Center Grand Lobby; includes STEM-related activities exploring the science of balloon flight. Prizes awarded at 7 p.m. for highest balloon flight and most creative balloon design. The Touchstone Energy Balloonfest kicks off Friday evening, hot air balloons inflating and launching on site if weather conditions allow. Tethered rides (weather dependent), Cromwell Radio Group will broadcast live, and the Forest Parker Band, 7 to 11 p.m.

When: Kick off, 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 6. Best viewing around 5 p.m. from the Dam East/Visitor Center Area. Balloonfest goes through Oct. 8.

Where: Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center.

Cost: Science fair, free. $2 deposit for a free balloon kit. Tethered ride, $10/person.

More info: Call 217-774-3951 ext. 2, email LakeShelbyville@usace.army.mil, Facebook @balloonslakeshelbyville or lakeshelbyville.com/events/balloon.htm.

WADE’S 5K FOR 5P

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. A shorter "Kids Fun Run" will take place after the 5K race.

When: Race day registration, 7 a.m.; race, 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: Call 217-550-5762 or wades5kfor5p.com/.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S

What: Event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Participants will complete a 2-mile walk and learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer's Association and join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

When: Registration, 8:30 a.m.; ceremony, 9:30 a.m.; walk at 10 a.m. Oct. 7.

Where: Centennial Park, 2202 W. Kirby Ave., C.

More info: alz.org/walk or call 309.319.9066 or email mschnittker@alz.org.

DIRNDL DASH 5K RUN/WALK TO BENEFIT DSC

What: Looking for a great way to jump start your C-U Oktoberfest Saturday? "The Dash" is just what serious - and maybe not so serious - runners need to start a festive day. We'll have everything that makes Oktoberfest celebrations Uber Fun! Festive music, food, beverages and gifts!

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, Urbana.

More info: Call 217-841-8674, email dirndldash@gmail.com or https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=127273.

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. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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. Oct. 7 (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.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Fall 2017 exhibitions: "World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean" through March 24, 2018; "Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and Natural History in Early Modern Europe" through Dec. 22; "Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future)" through Dec. 22, "School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition" through Sept. 23.

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: With approximately 45,000 objects in its artifact collection, the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois celebrates our shared humanity by collecting, preserving, documenting, exhibiting and studying objects of cultural heritage.

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.

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: "Mary Ann Michna and Jonathan Soard Recent Work."

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment; closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Through Sept. 29.

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.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Welcome in the "Wilderness." A special interactive display in honor of Welcoming Week and Take A Child Outside Week, where you can share your experiences and feelings about the outdoors. Come explore the Interpretive Center, walk the trails, and add your thoughts to our idea board during our open hours. All ages.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455.

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. Oct. 1. Through several months.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What: Railroad Days. Unlimited rides on the vintage passenger and freight trains and motor cars running on the former Illinois Central and Illinois Terminal trackage, expanded children's area, including Hodge Pedal Car rides, Museum's gift shop is open. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day.

When: Trains run continuously from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17. The last train departures are around 4 p.m. each day.

Where: Monticello Railway Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $10-$20, under 2 free with adult fare.

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

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Make Ice Cream With New Friends. This program is part of Welcoming Week for newcomers to our museum and to Champaign County from all over the world. Join us as we make ice cream, and stay to take a self-guided tour of our museum and gardens! All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-586-2612, or email ksnyder@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.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.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What: "Henry Fillmore: The Man Behind the Name."

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Through Sept. 29. Closed weekends, some holidays.

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

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

Sky show: "Summer Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Sept. 15. "Fall Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 22-Dec. 15. Except Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1.

Main feature: "Violent Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 15-30.

Children's features: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 21.

Smithsonian Museums Day: Sept. 23. Patrons presenting an official ticket gain free admission to planetarium shows on this evening.

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," featuring 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 Sept. 19.

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: "2017 Parkland Art and Design Faculty Exhibition."

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

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What: "People of Speech" by Shawnika Luck.

When: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Through Sept. 25.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu.

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 217-384-8188.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "From Middle-East to Midwest: Evoking Solidarities Across Time & Space," works by Nasrin Navab and Nahid Navab.

When: Open, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through Nov. 2.

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

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

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: Opening day of "State Town & Country Amateur Art Show 2017." This show highlights best of show and blue ribbon winners from the county shows held in the spring. Original work from both youth and adult divisions are displayed.

When: Sept. 16. Open, 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 Sept. 30.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-819-3909, email michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or champaignparks.com/art-exhibits.

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 217-328-8265.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: "2017 Art Faculty Exhibition," Main Galleries, and "Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Taubman Museum of Art's Permanent Collection," Brainard 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 Oct. 29.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: eiu.edu/tarble, call 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Space Narratives." New ceramic sculpture by Jacob Foran.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Oct. 7.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info: cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or 217-367-3711 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

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, Sept. 14 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, Sept. 16 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.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Sept.16 through Oct. 14.

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

When: 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Sept. 6 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, Sept. 16 until Honeybee Festival weekend, Sept. 22-24).

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.

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, Sept. 16 through Dec. 16.

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

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

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, Sept. 19 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, Sept. 20-27.

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

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

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