Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

HOLIDAY TREES/WREATHS AND CRAFT SALE

What: Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths on display with several vendors with handcrafted items and holiday baked goods for sale. The trees and wreaths will be sold by silent auction, to be picked up at the end of the day or later by arrangement.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Where: Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

Cost: Entry fee $2, children free.

More info:Call 217-621-2724 or champaigncountyhce.wordpress.com

35TH ANNUAL JURIED ART FAIR

What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass, woodworking, painting, printmaking and basketry.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 and 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., U.

Cost: Free admission.

More info:craftleagueofcu.org/.

FESTIVAL OF TREES

What: A family holiday experience with beautifully decorated trees and wreaths, activities and entertainment and special events. Events include the Children's Holiday Breakfast, Ladies' Luncheon, Princess Tea Party, the Crystal Ball and Family Pajama Party. New this year, McDonald's Star Wars Lunch and two Wine and Painting parties. Presented by Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation. Proceeds benefit outreach programs in Vermilion County.

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 11; noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 12; noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 13; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 14; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15.

Where: David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville.

More info: Call 1-877-772-5425, presencehealth.org/festival-of-trees or email angela.lazzell@presencehealth.org.

RANDY "DWARF" EATON BENEFIT AND MEMORIAL RIDE

What: A live auction, gift baskets, 50/50 drawing and a raffle with cash prizes. Entertainment by the band Vinyl Generation. Pulled pork and sides and chicken and noodles for purchase. Benefit proceeds will go towards medical and final expenses.

When: Ride leave the Satellite Tavern, Danville, at 1 p.m. with sign up starting at noon; benefit at 3 p.m. Nov. 11.

Where: Sarge's Banquet hall, Danville.

Cost: Raffle tickets, $5 each. Rid, $10 per vehicle.

More info: Call 217-799-8210 or 217-497-2716, https://www.facebook.com/randydwarfeaton.

Next week

16TH ANNUAL MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Free horse and carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa! Over 30 vendors from seasonal decor to baked goods. Coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, breakfast and lunch provided by food vendors. Shop at the local village shops. Brochures and maps available day of event.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

Where: Downtown Mansfield.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/115592005832784/ or email aozee227@gmail.com.

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

What: The Sons of the American Legion are having a wide variety of handcrafted items for sale and selling lunch.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

Where: American Legion Post #24, 705 Bloomington Road, C.

More info: Email mingeemouse@yahoo.com

ARTHUR'S ANNUAL DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

What: Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season. Special activities all day, vendors and bazaars, a special 3rd Saturday holiday craft market (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), have your picture taken with Buddy the Elf, Olaf, Dasher the Reindeer, shop at store open houses, Amish buggy ides (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), free barbecue sandwiches for all at noon, a lighted parade at 5:30 p.m. and a visit from Santa.

When: Nov. 18.

Where: Downtown Arthur.

More info: Emails to info@amishillinois.com, arthurfestivals.com or call 217-543-2111.

Future highlights

FARMER CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE

What: Theme is "T'was the Night Before Christmas." The annual Christmas parade, sponsored by Farmer City Chamber of Commerce, is traditionally one of the largest Christmas parades in central Illinois.

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 19.

Where: Steps off at the Farmer city Fairgrounds.

More info: Call 309-386-2791.

'46TH ANNUAL URBANA HIGH SCHOOL THANKSGIVING DINNER'

What: Urbana High School Student Senate hosts a dinner with all the trimmings for those who are in need of a warm, comfortable environment to spend their Thanksgiving. Reservations are not needed, but call ahead for a ride.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23.

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

More info: Call 217-384-3505.

17TH ANNUAL CHRISTIE CLINIC PARADE OF LIGHTS

What: Theme, "Miracle On Neil Street." Kick off the holiday season in the Downtown Champaign as Santa rides on his sleigh up Neil Street. Pre-parade activities at 2 p.m. include Classic Christmas Shorts at the Art Theater, horse and carriage rides, Find Kris Kringle! — a kids' scavenger hunt, carolers and music in various downtown locales. Families may pick up their scavenger hunt clue sheet at Jane Addams Book Shop starting at 4 p.m.

When: Parade begins at 6 p.m. and ends with the tree lighting in One Main Plaza at 7 p.m. Nov. 25.

Where: Downtown Champaign.

Cost: Activities are free.

More info: champaigncenter.com/parade-of-lights.

MAHOMET VILLAGE CHRISTMAS

What:Enjoy a festive walk as downtown businesses treat you to samplings of holiday treats, carolers, activities for kids, vendors, a Children's Christmas Shop for them to shop for parents gifts, horse drawn wagon rides compliments of The Vineyard Church and Santa's arrival to Mahomet by Fire Truck at 6 p.m.

When: 5 p.m. Dec. 1.

Where: Main Street, downtown Mahomet.

More info: mahometchamberofcommerce.com or call 217-586-3165.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Mistletoe Market and Holidays. 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, dinner specials, music, art shows and more.

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

Where: Downtown Urbana.

More info: imbibeurbana.com, Imbibe Urbana - Home | Facebook or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

VFW POST 5520 AUXILIARY BAZAAR

What: More than 35 vendors, lunch can be purchased, a bake sale by the Sea Cadets and a 50/50 raffle.

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2.

Where: VFW Post 5520, 609 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-390-407 or email nunnshdchck13@gmail.com,

'CRISIS NURSERY HOLIDAY SHOP'

What: Volunteers assist children, toddlers through 12 years of age, choose holiday gifts for their family and friends. Santa will be in attendance on Dec. 4. Shop with the UI cheerleaders on Dec. 5. All items are priced under $10 and proceeds from this unique fund raiser help fund our Strong Families and Safe Children Programs.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-8, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

Where: Lincoln Square, Urbana.

More info: Call 217-337-2731 or crisisnursery.net.

FILMS

This weekend

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Ben Hur" (1959). Rated G. 3 hours, 32 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

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.

Next week

ASIALENS FILM SERIES

What: "This Island Is Ours" (2016). New Zealand / South Korea. 53 minutes. Directed by Alexander Bukh and Nils Clauss.In Japanese and Korean with English Subtitles.

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 14.

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

Free.

More info: email aems@illinous.edu, call 217-333-9597 or aems.illinois.edu/events/asialens.htm

LOCAL PREMIERE OF NEW DOCUMENTARY

What: "Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production." A panel discussion, featuring filmmaker Briar Levit, design legend April Greiman, and local designers and educators, about the film and this soon-to-be-forgotten era of design history will be held following the screening. All proceeds will go to support the exhibitions and programs at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Admission $10 at the door. Discounted advanced tickets, $8, are available online.

More info: http://www.parkland.edu/graphicmeans.

MOVIE

What: Open to any and all Melvin area residents. Bring a rug or blanket to sit on.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

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

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

REEL DEALS

What: "Titanic." Rated PG-13. 3 hours, 14 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 28 and 30.

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

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

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

MOVIE

What: Open to any and all Melvin area residents. Bring a rug or blanket to sit on.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 15.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MUSIC

This weekend

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Mike Porter. Barbecue chicken, etc. for sale by Melvin Park District.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 9 (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.

MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA OF ST. PETERSBURG

What: Marquee Great Hall Series. A riveting and iconic Russian program, with guest, Denis Matsuev, piano.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$48.

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

GLOBAL TRANSFER AFTERGLOW

What: Featuring The Forgotten Kingdom, Guy Mendilow Ensemble.

When: 9:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

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

Cost: Free.

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

NATHAN MANDEL, SAXOPHONE

What: University of Illinois School of Music recital..

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

MIDWEST TROMBONE/TUBA/EUPHONIUM CONFERENCE

What: Opening Night Artists Recital with Gerry Pagano and Ben Pierce.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Conference runs Nov. 10-12 at Doudna Fine Arts Center.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

More info: eiu.edu/doudna, call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

MARVIN LEE'S COUNTRY OPRY

What: Good ole country music.

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Where:Gifford Community Building, Gifford.

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

UI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB

What:"Faith, War, Love" presented as their annual Dad's Day concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

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.

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: "Songs of Gratitude." Join us for Music Director, Joseph Baldwin's inaugural concert with BACH.

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

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

Cost $10, student; $20, general.

More info:baroqueartists.org or email info@baroqueartists.org.

TITO CARRILLO, JAZZ TRUMPET

What: University of Illinois School of Music recital..

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 12.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

MARCHING ILLINI IN CONCERT

What: The Best Band in the Land heads indoors for this Dads Weekend concert featuring its signature tunes, highlights of the season, and some exciting extras.

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 12.

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.

UI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT

What: The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of works in this concert.

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

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.

Next week

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

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

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 (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.

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.

UI TROMBONE CHOIR AND UI TUBA/EUPHONIUM ENSEMBLE

What: The UI Trombone choir, directed by Professor Elliot Chasanov, shares the stage with the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Mark Moore.

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

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.

JASON MORAN AND THE BIG BANDWAGON: IN MY MIND: MONK AT TOWN HALL, 1959

What: Inspired by the Thelonious Monk Orchestra's historic 1959 concert at New York's Town Hall, In My Mind features live music interspersed with spoken word, archival audio recordings and photographs, and a video produced by David Dempewolf.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$43.

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

UI STEEL BAND

What: This group performs calypso, soca, jazz, and global styles.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: This week's music features Ms. M & The Jokers. Previously featured wines at half price during Krannert Uncorked.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI PERCUSSION

What: The versatile members of this group showcase percussion traditions from across the globe.

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

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.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT SERIES

What: The Bridge #9 (Sylvain Kassap, clarinet, bass clarinet, Mankwe Ndosi, vocalist, and Dana Hall, drums). The Bridge is a transatlantic project supporting artist-initiated French-American ensembles that further the collective invention and reinvention of jazz and improvised music.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band. 50's/60's showwith guest, Logan Kirby. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; doors open, 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

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.

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: "Simply Strings." The program features J. David Harris, clarinet, and Ronald Romm, trumpet.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

JACKYL

What: Back by popular demand. Fifth time at Watseka. Get ready for the wildest rock n roll party you have ever attended. Dinner and full bar available.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and bar.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $50, reserved seating.

More info: Call 815-993-2880, watsekatheatre.com or email info@watsekatheatre.com.

Future highlights

SLEEPY CREEK MUSIC

What: Free Music Sunday event features Whiskey Charmers, a Detroit-based Americana band.

When: Food by Rosati's Pizza Catering, noon to 4-ish p.m.; music, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

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 THE CRAIG RUSSO LATIN JAZZ PROJECT

What: A fresh mix of outstanding jazz soloists, rich, Afro-Cuban inspired rhythms, and unique arrangements of jazz standards. The group is led by drumset artist and percussionist Craig Russo.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

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

Cost:Free.

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

LAKE LAND COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHOIR

What: The choir's 20th anniversary concert includes a tribute to autumn and the harvest, a fun compilation related to "The Wizard of Oz," Christmas songs around the theme of Mary in the manger, and more.

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

Where: Lake Land College Theater, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon.

More info:Call 217-234-5464 or lakelandcollege.edu/

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: "Messiah Sing-Along." This interactive concert has been an annual tradition and community favorite for 15 years. The conductor, soloists and instrumentalists are provided, and you, the audience, will serve as the choir. Bring a score or borrow one at the door. Singers of all ages are welcome.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 26.

Where: First Baptist Church, 1602 S. Prospect Ave., Savoy.

Cost $10, student; $20, general.

More info:baroqueartists.org or email info@baroqueartists.org.

SEA CHANTEY SING

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

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 27 (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.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Jazz Combo.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 27.

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

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

JUPITER STRING QUARTET WITH MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO

What: Marquee Classical Mix Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$33.

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

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

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.

DANVILLE BARBERSHOP CHORUS

What: "Christmas Music Extranvaganza." Concert of secular and sacred Christmas music will feature the Danville High School Madrigals. Tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Fair Hope Ministry in Danville.

Where: 7 p.m. Dec. 1.

Where: St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $10, adults; $5, students grades K-12; children under 5 years old, free.

BOW-DACIOUS STRING BAND

What: Violins, cellos, violas, mandolins, and more. Robin Kearton and the Bow-Dacious String Band kids perform popular tunes, from bluegrass to waltzes. Family-friendly event.

When: 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. Dec. 2.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070.

MARVIN LEE'S CHRISTMAS SHOW

What: Last show for the year features good old fashioned country and Christmas songs.

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

Where: Thomasboro community building.

More info: marvinleecountry@hotmail.com.

IN CONCERT: JESS MCINTOSH AND DAN ANDREE

What: Chicago-based songwriter, composer, and fiddler Jess McIntosh joins with local bluegrass favorite Dan Andree for an afternoon of alt-country with folk and roots influences.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 3.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Wind Ensemble and Parkland Chamber Singers.

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 3.

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

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

HOLIDAY CONCERT

What: "Many Moods of Christmas," featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra and EIU Choral Ensembles.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 3.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$11.

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

TOMMY EMMANUEL

What:"Classics & Christmas Tour." The show will feature one full set of his solo classic acoustic songs and a full set of Christmas favorites with Pat Bergeson, John Knowles CGP and Annie Sellick. His many credits include two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association, and repeated honors from Guitar Player magazine.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $39.50-$49.50.

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

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What:"Noel." Sinfonia da Camera and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society team up to present Johann Sebastian Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio). The oratorio is in six parts, the first three of which will be performed tonight.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S 'WILD AND SWINGIN' HOLIDAY PARTY'

What: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band. They will be presenting their holiday show.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

More info: eiu.edu/doudna, call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Pops.

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 6.

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

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Guitar Ensemble.

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 6.

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

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

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Music of the Season," holiday concert also includes soloists Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, and Kate Tombaugh, mezzo-soprano, joined by the Central Illinois Children's Chorus.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 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.

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

What: Music featuring chamber ensembles from the School of Music. Sponsored in part by the UI School of Music and Krannert Art Museum..

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

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

Cost: Free.

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

DANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Home for Christmas." Enjoy all of your favorite Christmas tunes with Chicago cabaret duo Menzie & Michael along with the award-winning Danville High School Show Choir.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$35.

More info: Call 217-443-5300 or danvillesymphony.org.

THE CHORALE

What: "Music in the Air." Special guests, the Sycamore Brass, a quintet of brass instruments that will showcase their classic and toe-tapping selections. The evening will end with a carol sing, accompanied by the brass and members of The Chorale.

When:7 p.m. Dec. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $15.

More info:Call 217-586-2970, thechorale.org

SLEEPY CREEK MUSIC

What: Free Music Sunday event features The Bashful Youngens, an Americana band out of Champaign, featuring Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short.

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

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

Cost:Music is free.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Concert Band and Parkland Orchestra.

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 10.

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

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

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. Dec. 11 (second and fifth Mondays of every month).

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Concert Jazz Band quartet featuring Chip McNeill. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music. The Beckman Institute Café is open for lunch during the concerts.

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

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, Nov. 9-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. Happy Hour Novice Dance at 7 p.m. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Baba Yaga's Stew, with caller, Lauren Peckman. Gender Free Dance. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 10.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

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.

WEST COAST SWING NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What:Join us for West Coast Swing. Open dancing.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

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, Nov. 13 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. Class demos. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 17.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

TANGO AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

What: Tango dancing with music by Tangotta, featuring Armand Beaudoin, bass and cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar. All levels of ability are welcome.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

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, from 2 to 3 p.m., features an introduction to English Country Dance.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 19.

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

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

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 1.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

WEST COAST SWING NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What:Join us for West Coast Swing. Open dancing.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

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.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3.

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.

STARLITE BALL

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

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6.

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

Cost: $10.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

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

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 8.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR CHRISTMAS BALL

What: Join us for a fun Christmas party with gifts and music by the Dixie Flyer Band.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9.

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

Cost:$5.

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. Holiday dance. Open dancing.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

More info: regentballroom.com or call 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

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

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 15.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

TANGO AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

What: Tango dancing with music by Tangotta, featuring Armand Beaudoin, bass and cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar. All levels of ability are welcome.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

NOVEMBER DANCE: CELEBRATING KATE KUPER

What: Dance at Illinois.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10.

Where: Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Dessert and Conversation in Krannert Room.

Cost: Tickets $10-$22. Dessert and Conversation, $10.

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

Next week

JONAH BOKAER AND DANIEL ARSHAM: RULES OF THE GAME

What: This work for eight dancers, with an original score by Pharrell Williams and set in Arsham's surreal, multimedia environment, is inspired by absurdist author Luigi Pirandello's play Rules of the Game. The evening's program also includes Why Patterns, featuring 10,000 ping-pong balls and the music of Morton Feldman, and the magical solo RECESS.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$27.

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

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. Nov. 17.

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

Cost: Pay what you wish.

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

Future highlights

'THE NUTCRACKER'

What:The traditional holiday performances of Peter Tchaikovsky's ballet by Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and the Champaign Ballet Company.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 , 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $21-$45.

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: This week's music features special Push4Art event, where we will feature a variety of arts and student artists, all at the touch of a button!. Try a new wine.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

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. Nov. 30.

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 217-333-1861.

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. Dec. 15.

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

Cost: Pay what you wish.

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

THEATER

This weekend

'THE COLOSSAL CHRISTMAS CAPER'

What: A mystery, at Christmas, a Christmystery, and it's fun for the whole family. A dinner theater format with on-site catering featuring Amish-style foods.

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, noon Nov. 29 and noon Dec. 8.

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.

'DIVA CABARET'

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

When:7 p.m. Nov. 12.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$15.

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

'HANSEL AND GRETEL'

What: Lyric Theatre at Illinois. Fairy tale opera, family-friendly adventure filled with visual and musical wonders. Central Illinois Children's Chorus.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, 5 p.m. Nov. 11, and 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Dessert and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Dessert and Conversation in Krannert Room.

Cost: Tickets $10-$35. Dessert and Conversation. $10.

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

'LITTLE WOMEN'

What: Presented by Creative Dramatics Workshop.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$10.

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

'MADAGASCAR — A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, JR.'

What: Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar. Presented by the students of the Future Star Program.

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.

Cost:Tickets $12.50-$14.60.

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

'MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING'

What: Parkland Theatre. One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. On Nov. 16, "Education night," special pricing for tickets ($9) for teachers and students; and a talk-back, immediately following the show, an opportunity to chat face to face with directors, designers, and cast members.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11, 3 p.m. Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18, 3 p.m. Nov. 19.

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

Cost: Tickets $9-$15; opening night is half-priced ticket night.

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

'NEXT TO NORMAL'

What:Presented by Eastern Illinois University Theatre Department. A contemporary American family copes with the unpredictability of a mother's ongoing struggle with mental health issues in this intimate, surprising musical filled with humor. The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning musical for drama.

When:7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11, and 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $5-$134.

More info:Call 581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

'NUNCRACKERS, THE NUNSENSE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL'

What: Tri-County Players presentation. Songs and stories take you from country to Broadway to gospel and carols.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, 2 p.m. Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, 2 p.m. Nov. 19.

Where: Paxton Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton.

Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 217-493-2411 or 217-649-2816.

'SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS'

What: The Celebration Company. Six runaways from city life embark on a silent meditation retreat.

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 9-12, 15-18.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. The "First Friday" performance, Nov. 3, will be two for $20 (with no other discounts).

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

'TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN'

What: Monticello Theatre Association.

When:7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

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

Cost: Tickets $12.50.

More info: Call 217-762-2679, Monticellotheatre.org or email info@monticellotheatre.org.

Next week

'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.'

What:A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventur. Performed by the 5-8th graders from the Champaign Park District Youth Theatre program.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$12; additional $1 per ticket processing fees apply (online only) .

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

Future highlights

'ANNE OF GREEN GABLES'

What: Red Mask Players. A comedy by Alice Chadwicke, adapted from L.M. Montgomery's novel.

When:8 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27, 2 p.m. Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 4, 2018.

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

Cost: Tickets $18-$20.

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

'CABARET'

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

When: 7:30 p.m. April 28, 2018. 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.

'A GIFT OF CHRISTMAS'

What:Presented by The Conklin Players. Show full of holiday music, memories and comedy with their latest brand-new holiday revue, focusing on all the gifts of the season. Optional pre-show dinner, buffet-style.

When:7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, and 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Meal served, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

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.

'MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY'

What: Red Mask Players. Comedy/Drama Adapted by Mountain Community Theater, based on the movie "Miracle on 34th Street." A special fundraiser performance, not a regular season show. More information will be coming soon.

When: Nov. 30, Dec. 1-3.

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

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

'MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY'

What: The Celebration Company. Six runaways from city life embark on a silent meditation retreat.

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 7-10, 13-16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'WHITE CHRISTMAS'

What: Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical features seventeen Irving Berlin songs.

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Dec. 17.

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

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

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

'THE WIZARD OF OZ'

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

When: 7:30 p.m. April 19, 2018. 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.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

Next week

WINTER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's outdoor group runs a 4- or 6-mile loop through campus and Urbana. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays through March.

Where: Meet at the southwest entrance to the UI Armory (corner of Gregory Drive and Fourth Street).

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or email funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org.

Future highlights

50TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT

What: Urbana Park District's Thanksgiving morning tradition. A 1-mile fun run/walk for all ages. Free hot chocolate provided. Prize raffle after the run.

When: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 23 (check-in, 8 to 8:45 a.m.).

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

Cost: Free. Donations taken for Urbana Park District Youth Scholarship Fund.

More info: Call 217-367-9575 or urbanaparks.org/events/50th-annual-turkey-trot-/

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. High power rocket launch. 10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 25.

Where: Rantoul Aviation Center, Rantoul.

Cost: Free.

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

HOMER FOR THE HOLIDAYS

What: Join us for our natural approach to creating unique holiday gifts. Children make and take home presents and decorations. Also, help create treats to decorate the trees outside as a gift to the wildlife that call this preserve home. Come and go as you please during program hours.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

Where: Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

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

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What:"Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and Natural History in Early Modern Europe," "Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future)" and "Postwar Printmaking in the United States, 1945-1955," all through Dec. 22; "World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean" through March 24, 2018. "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art," through June 9, 2018 .

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

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

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

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What: Exhibits, "Beauty and Function: Gold Weights of the Akan," through Dec. 17; and "Knowledge at Work: 150 Years of the University of Illinois" through Dec. 21, 2018.

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: "63rd Annual Fall Juried Exhibition."

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

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.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What: A step back in time where you can visit the old County Jail, see recreations of an old-time back porch, a Victorian parlor, old time general store, post office, one-room schoolhouse, and much more. Showcase after showcase featuring one-of-a-kind treasures of a bygone era.

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

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Lecture and exhibit opening: Remembering World War I. "Turned Loose: Chanute Field And World War I Pilot Training," kickoff to the museum's year of honoring the centennial of World War I. Mark Hanson, curator at the museum, will speak about the creation of Chanute Field in 1917. Also, four small exhibits will be featured over the next year telling the local stories of involvement in "The Great War."

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: The Parade of Lights marks the opening night of the annual Snow Globe, a winter wonderland immersive event, featuring indoor sledding, snowball toss, penguin bowling, arts and crafts, a photo booth, sweet and treats, and more. Sponsored by Busey Bank.

Where: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 25. Snow Globe continues, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 2-16.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Opening night, $5, general admission; free for members. Regular Snow Globe admission, $3, members; $8, general admission; $24, family group pack (four people, $6 per person).

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

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

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Through Dec. 31. Closed weekends, some holidays.

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

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 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:"Fall Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 10-Dec. 15. Except Dec. 1.

Main feature:"Phantom of the Universe," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 10-18. "Season of the Light," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 24 through Dec. 16.

Children's features:"Santa's Secret Star," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 16.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

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

EXHIBITS

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Exhibit, "Nature on Its Own Terms" by Tyson Kruse.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 30. Holiday closures, Nov. 10, 11, 23 and 24.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

ARTISTS' ALLEY

What: Exhibit, "Corn, Water, Time, and Space," paintings and photos by Barbara Curtis McDonnell.

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Through Dec. 15.

Where: in the corridor connecting the McKinley Foundation and Presby Hall, 405 E. John St., C.

More info: email p-hancock@mckinley-church.org.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students from Centennial High, Jefferson Middle, Carrie Busey Elementary.

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). Ends in January 2018.

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.

FARMER CITY GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

What: Annual meeting at the newly renovated museum. Come and check it out. After the meeting, a "Show & Tell" program. Bring a memento or memory from your family that tells a story. In the past, we've shared diplomas from the 1800s, articles and photos sharing a life tale. All are welcome.

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Where: 224 S. Main St., Farmer City.

More info: Call 309-928-7198, http://fcghsociety.org or email admin@fcghsociety.org.

GIERTZ GALLERY AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Reception for "2017 State of the Art: Ceramics Invitational," with gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. by Bill Griffith and music by Parkland Guitar Ensemble.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday; Nov. 13 through Feb. 3, 2018. Closes 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and reopens Nov. 27.

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: "12 Nazi Concentration Camps." Inaugural Greenfield Lynch Event. Artist: James Friedman.

When:7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Through Nov. 27.

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": "Down the Rabbit Hole," graphite, digital color by EKAH, "Happiness," acrylic with linocut collage by Lisa Kesler, "See and Be Seen," embroidery by Alice Yumi Sinzato and "Mary from Series The Art of Timing," oil on canvas by Pat Monigold, the artists chosen to be featured inside all MTD buses.

When: All day, every day. Through Jan. 31, 2018.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Opening reception for the Art at the Y exhibition, "Space for the Mind: Activism through Inclusion and Self-Care" presented by the students in ARTE 475: Art Exhibition Practices. Gallery talk will be at 5:30 p.m.and light refreshments will be provided.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through Jan. 17, 2018.

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

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

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: Art exhibition, "All in the Family" The Widholm Family, Three Generations of Artists.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Dec. 1.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

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

UI LIBRARY

What: Exhibition, "Matter in the Margins: Gwendolyn Brooks at 100." literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917-2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

When:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Dec. 20. Closed UI holidays.

Where:Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Main Library-Room 346, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx, call 217-333-3174 or email emillr@illinois.edu.

CITY OF URBANA

What: Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Textiles," an exhibition of selected works by Lara Orr and Jill Miller.

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 December.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits, facebook.com/urbanapublicarts, call 217-384-2311 or email cmmcclelland@urbanaillinois.us.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Chiaroscuro," glass sculpture by Alexander Fekete and drawings by Lara Nguyen.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Nov. 25.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

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

40 POINT ONE

What: "OPEN STUDIO: The Artists of the Lincoln Building." Features work from all the current artists occupying studios in the Lincoln Building as well as images of their varied, fascinating, and inspiring studio spaces.

When:8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Jan. 5, 2018.

Where:40 North's art space, 1300 S. Neil St., C (inside Consolidated Communications and across the street from Meatheads).

More info:Email kwhite@40north.org

LARRY KANFER GALLERY

What: Holiday Open House. Warm up with hot apple cider as you appreciate the vibrant infused aluminum Prairiescapes and downtown artwork.

When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18 and noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

Where: 2503 S. Neil St., C.

More info: Call 217-398-2000 or email gallery@kanfer.com.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features produce, meats, baked goods, dairy, arts and crafts, and more. On top of vendors, Market at the Square will offer programs each Saturday morning, as well as live music.

When: Starting Nov. 11, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31.

Where: Inside Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana.

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

NEW THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: The bazaar is hosting the Vendor Blender. Crafts, handmade jewelry, purses, cookware, handbags, hand painted items, baked goods, spices, apparel, food vendors, and more. Have your picture taken with Buddy the Elf, Olaf, Dasher the Reindeer. Arthur's Annual Downtown Christmas Celebration is also going on.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, Nov. 18 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.