Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

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 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: Special activities all day long, vendors and bazaars, a special Third 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.

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA'S FESTIVAL OF TREES

What: The 22nd annual event includes public hours for viewing trees and wreaths, Daddy Daughter Dance, Santa and Mrs. Claus Breakfast, and Festival of Trees Gala Celebration. Proceeds are used for community grants and programs benefiting children and families in the Champaign-Urbana area along with our new partnership with Crisis Nursery.

When: Public hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Daddy Daughter Dance, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 18. Gala Celebration, 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 18.

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

Cost: Tickets, public hours, $3-$5, children under 3 free; Daddy Daughter Dance, $25, under 3 years, free; Breakfast with Santa, $15, under 3 years, free; Gala Celebration, $85, $680 for table of eight.

More info: juniorleaguecu.org/festival-of-trees/

THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTED "PARADE OF PRESENTS"

What: Presented by Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce. Downtown stores will be open, and food and craft vendors will be set up downtown beginning at 4 p.m. Children can visit with Santa inside Hood's Ace Hardware from 4 to 6 p.m.

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Where: Parade kicks off at County Market and travels west to Sangamon Avenue and proceeds north through downtown, Gibson City.

More info: facebook Gibson City Lighted Holiday Parade.

THIRD ANNUAL URBANA ART EXPO

What: A juried fine art exhibition and sale, hosted by 40 North 88 West and Urbana Public Arts Program. Artists include: Jodi Adams, Hugh Bridgeford, Mary Ciaccio, Fred Delcomyn, Damaris Dunham, EKAH, Lori Fuller, Faith Gabel, Kristen Gilmore, Caroline Goldsmith, Kelly Hieronymus, Megan Hinds, Sara Jahn, Nika Lucks, Carolina Rodriguez, Cindy Sampson, Lynn Smith.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19.

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

Cost: Free admission.

More info: urbanaartexpo.com, urbanaillinois.us/artexpo or facebook.com/events/234102417113516/

FARMER CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE

What: Theme, "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 with over 100 entries. Marching bands, holiday floats, Shriners, antique cars and tractors, and more.

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 19.

Where: Main Street, Farmer City.

More info: Call 309-386-2791.

Next week

'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: "Miracle On Neil Street." Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Champaign as Santa rides on his sleigh up Neil Street. Pre-parade activities: Classic Christmas Shorts, 2 p.m. at the Art Theater; Visits with Santa, 3 p.m. at Big Grove Tavern; horse and carriage rides, 3:30 p.m. from Orpheum Children's Science Museum; Find Kris Kringle! — a kids' scavenger hunt; carolers and music, 5 p.m. downtown at Big Grove Tavern, Hamilton Walker's, Pizzeria Antica and Hyatt Place. Pick up scavenger hunt clue sheet, starting at 4 p.m. at Jane Addams Book Shop

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

Where: Downtown Champaign.

Cost: Activities are free.

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

Future highlights

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Mistletoe Market and Holidays. Presented by Imbibe Urbana. The market highlights some of the best local artists, artisans, crafters and makers in an intimate and celebratory setting. A ticketed happy hour from 4 to 5 p.m. with wine tasting, live music and hors d'oeuvres, too.

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

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

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

MAHOMET VILLAGE CHRISTMAS

What:A festive walk, 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.

RANTOUL AREA CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS

What: After the parade, festivities will continue with visits with Santa Claus hot chocolate, crafts for the children, and many other traditional holiday events.

When: Line-up at 5:15 p.m. Steps off at 6 p.m. Dec. 1.

Where: Line up at Rantoul Area Township High School and will commence marching along it's route and ends on Sangamon Avenue in downtown Rantoul.

More info: Call 217-893-3323 or email dir@rantoulchamber.com.

VISIT WITH SANTA

What:Kids can get their photo taken with Santa, meet his younger brother Hugo, and enjoy holiday music and snacks. This annual event is fun for the whole family!

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-485-5558.

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 217-390-4075 or email nunnshdchck13@gmail.com.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

What: Fithian Woman's Club invites you to have breakfast and your picture taken with Santa! Money raised will go towards an OHS scholarship fund.

When: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 2.

Where: Fithian Community Center, 201 N. Main St., Fithian.

Cost: Breakfast and a picture with Santa, $5. Picture only, $3.

More info: Call 217-474-2585.

HOLIDAY WONDERLAND

What: View one of the biggest Christmas Village display in the Midwest. Over 500 Department 56 lighted houses and accessories. There will be an interactive village for children. American Cancer Society fundraiser.

When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 3, 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4-7, 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 10, 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 17, 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 23, noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Where:Lincoln Square, in the Art Mart Cafe on the south end of the mall, Urbana.

Cost: View for free. All donations go to American Cancer Society.

More info:Call 217-979-1504 or email jill@champaignrelay.org.

'CRISIS NURSERY HOLIDAY SHOP'

What: Volunteers assist children, toddlers through 12 years of age, in choosing holiday gifts for their family and friends. Santa in attendance, Dec. 4. Shop with the UI cheerleaders, Dec. 5. Proceeds from this fundraiser 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.

Cost: All items under $10.

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

DANVILLE SWEET ADELINES' CHRISTMAS CHARITY LUNCHEON

What: It's a Silver and Gold Christmas with the Danville Sweet Adelines Women's Barbershop Chorus. Christmas carols, Jingle Bell Bingo, door prizes, 50/50 and more. Silent Auction benefits the Women's Care Clinic and Her Place. Lunch prepared by Danville Area Community College Culinary Arts Program.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

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

Cost: Admission $20.

More info: Call 217-474-0473.

GCAP'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY BRUNCH

What: Presented by Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois. Enjoy a buffet brunch and a performance by Amasong (a preview of their upcoming Holiday concert). Buy raffle tickets for the $1,000 giveaway and bid on over $1,500 worth of silent-auction items.

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

Where: Stone Creek Events Center, 2560 Stone Creek Blvd., U.

Cost: $40 per person.

More info:Call 217-351-2437 or eventbrite.com/e/gcaps-annual-holiday-brunch-tickets-39081941138.

HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

What:Artisans and businesses selling unique products, handcrafted wares and baked goods. Tours of the decorated mansion at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., festive performances throughout the day, carriage rides around the estate. The Kirby Winter Wellness Walk (free) kicks-off during All is Bright opening night event (tickets required). Lunch buffet, 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, advanced registration.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10.

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

Cost: Showcase, $8 before Dec. 1; $10, after. Showcase plus lunch, $28. Ages 5 and younger free.

More info: Allerton.illinois.edu or call 217-333-3287.

'HOLIDAY WHODUNIT'

What: Holiday murder mystery. Solve the crime at the Ugly Sweater Shindig. Lunch games, prizes and more as you sift through clues to find the culprit.

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 16.

Where: Douglass Community Center, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

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

FILM

This weekend

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.

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: "Die Hard." Rated R. 131 minutes. The gangbuster film that turned Bruce Willis into an action star.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

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.

FREE SCREENING

What: Watch the first hour of the first episode of the all-new season on "Victoria" on WILL/PBS/Masterpiece.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 5.

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

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

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What:"We're No Angels," starring Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Perter Ustinov Call to reserve a seat.

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 6.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-267-3170 or email westvillepubliclibrary@gmail.com.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER

What: "Home Alone" (1990). Rated PG. 103 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 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.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER

What: "White Christmas" (1954). Rated G. 120 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12.

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.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER

What: "Christmas Carol" (1951). Rated G. 86 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 13.

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.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER

What: "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947). Not Rated. 96 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 14.

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.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER

What: "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). Rated PG. 130 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

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

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

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

MOVIE

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.

HOLIDAY IN WHOVILLE

What: Watch Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (with Jim Carrey), followed by pictures with Santa, crafts, caroling, and hot chocolate. After the show, enjoy the holiday lights and trolley rides around West Side Park.

When: 1 p.m. Dec. 17.

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

Cost: $3, free for children 2 years and younger.

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

MUSIC

This weekend

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: This week's music features Ms. M & The Jokers. Wine samples selected and served by Breakthru Beverage.

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), 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 show with guest, Logan Kirby. Monticello Masonic lodge will have a Thanksgiving dinner 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, $10.

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.

DAVID GREELY, CAJUN FIDDLER

What: Greely, a master fiddler, singer and songwriter will perform a solo, acoustic show. He uses old and rare tunes, new companion pieces to old ones, and new melodies that meld Cajun roots with fiddle sounds he's heard in his travels worldwide, and arranges them with novel instrumentation and rich harmonies.

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

Where:Community Center for the Arts, 202 W. Main St.

Cost: Suggested donation, $10 at the door.

More info:Call 217-840-4901 or email robplays@yahoo.com

HEYWORTH COUNTRY OPRY

What: Deb Schneider and the Pride of the Prairie Band. Special guest is Linda Thomas. Concessions available.

When:6 p.m. Nov. 18.

Where: Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St.

Cost:$10.

More info:Call 309-660-2655.

JACKYL

What: Get ready for a wild rock 'n' roll party. Back by popular demand. This is the fifth time Jackyl has been at Watseka. 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.

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 mix of jazz soloists, Afro-Cuban inspired rhythms and unique arrangements of jazz standards. 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 https://www.lakelandcollege.edu/

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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 SERIESWhat: 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

UI WIND ORCHESTRA AND UI HINDSLEY SYMPHONIC BAND

What: The orchestra excels at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music's reaches as they undertake works for large or small groups, traditional pieces, and new compositions. The band performs music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions, and modern pieces.

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 3.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

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.

UNIVERSITY BAND

What: UI School of Music. The University Band includes strong players who perform music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions, and modern pieces..

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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 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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: This week's music features Faye Ballard, ragtime music. Wine samples selected and served by Southern Distributing.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

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.

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.

UI WIND SYMPHONY

What: The symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. Its members excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

MADRIGAL DINNERS

What: The High School of Saint Thomas More Music and Drama present their Annual Madrigal Feast! A three-course meal, Wassail Toast, and entertainment.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9.

Where: The High School of St. Thomas More, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $30.

More info: Call 217-352-7210 or stmmusicanddrama.ludus.com/

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

What: Program of classical guitar music,featuring Classical Guitar with Guido Sanchez-Portuguez, lecturer in guitar at the University of Illinois School of Music.. Sponsored in part by the UI School of Music and Krannert Art Museum.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery, 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

ANDREW PETERSON PRESENTS BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD

What:Presented by Gather Round Productions. Peterson has created a long line of songs that ache with sorrow, joy, and integrity, and that are, at the end of the day, part of a real, ongoing, human conversation.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $25-$40; additional $3 per-ticket service charges (online only).

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

ANNUAL CAROL CONCERT

What: UI School of Music. A festive tradition, this concert joins choruses, instrumentalists, and audience members in a celebration of the winter season.

When: 3 p.m. Dec. 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

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.

ILLINI STRINGS

What: UI School of Music. This string orchestra performs music from the classics to music written in the 21st century. Musicians in the orchestra are comprised of non-music majors from all across the Illinois campus.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

UI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

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.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band's Christmas Show. Dinner will be served before the show.

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

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

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

UFLIVE! PRESENTS CARL JOHNSON AND THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MACHINE

What: The library's annual holiday concert with the local Dixieland sextet, led by Carl Johnson on clarinet. Your spirits will be lifted and your toes will be tapping as you listen to swinging New Orleans-style jazz.

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

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

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4405.

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. 16, Nov. 30-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. 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 20 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.

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, 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

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." Also, "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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: This week's uncorked features special Push4Art event, where we will feature a variety of arts and student artists, spontaneous pop-up performances, 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 333-1861.

'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.

NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS PUPPET PARTY

What: Get in the holiday spirit. Bring the entire family for the Clothespin Puppets show, refreshments, and a special visitor (bring your cameras). Register by Dec. 6.

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

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

More info:Call 217-893-3955.

'FROM PRINCE IGOR TO BLACK SQUARE'

What: As a part of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the university-wide symposium 10 days that shook the world, Lyric Theatre7:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu 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. 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, 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. 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.

'JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.'

What:A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure. Performed by the fifth-eighth 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.

'LITTLE WOMEN'

What: Presented by Creative Dramatics Workshop.

When: 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.

'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 following the show, an opportunity to chat with directors, designers, and cast members.

When: 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.

'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. 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. 16-18.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN'

What: Monticello Theatre Association.

When: 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.

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.

'THE BEEFHOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW'

What: The Beef House Dinner Theatre. With Kena Clark, Bryan Jenkins, Belinda Smith, Flyn Williams an Christian Cunningham. Enjoy a fantastic blend of sacred and secular tunes in this 5th annual event. Featuring spectacular costumes and a live band.

When: Evening shows Dec. 14, 15, 16 and 22, doors open at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. EDT); matinees Dec. 17 and 21, 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.

'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: statefarmcenter.com or call 866-455-4641 or 217-333-3470.

'THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL'

What: Presented by Creative Dramatics Workshop.

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

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.

'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.

SHOPKINS LIVE!

What:The Shoppies and Shopkins characters will take to the stage, featuring an all new storyline, original pop music and video highlights. The live show features Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint and friends as preparations get underway for Shopville's annual "Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair."

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

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

Cost: Tickets $21.50-$39.50; $100 VIP; Additional $3 per-ticket service charges (online only).

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

'TINKER, TAILOR, ELF, SPY'

What: Charleston Alley Theatre. Premiere of an original script written and directed by Matthew Gerard Burns.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Dec. 3.

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

Cost: General admission $8, children 12 and younger free.

More info: Call 217-345-2287 or charlestonalleytheatre.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 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.

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.

Future highlights

KIRBY WINTER WELLNESS WALK

What:Experience Allerton after dark. Take an enchanting stroll of lights from the Mansion parking lot through the Gardens to the Visitor Center, and festive music.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 8 through Jan. 6.

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

Cost: Walk is free but donations are welcome.

More info: Allerton.illinois.edu or call 217-333-3287.

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: Noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 9.

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

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: Native American Heritage Activity Afternoons. Honor Native American Heritage Month with artifacts, gallery exploration, and activities. All ages welcome.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26.

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: Reception for "Works by Paris Artist Millie Arp."

When:5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment; closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Through Dec. 29. Closed holidays.

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, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois" 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. Closed holidays.

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3.

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: Works of artists, Marilyn Wilkin of Danforth and Vickie Webster of Sheldon. Both retired teachers and both are inspired by nature. Paintings of animals, Christmas themes and winter scenery. Art exhibit by Tina Mischke of Gilman, her collection of Princess Diana memorabilia, in the gallery showcase.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and the first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. November through December.

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

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What: Lunch with Santa on the Train. Visit with Santa Claus while eating a kid-friendly sack lunch. Hosted by Monticello Chamber of Commerce. Tickets sold exclusively online.

When: 10, 11:15 a.m., 1 and 2:15 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3.

Where: Wabash Depot, 200 E. Livingston St., Monticello.

Cost: Tickets $15 per person for coach, or, on 1 p.m. trains only, $150 for dining car service for a table of up to four people.

More info: mrym.org, call 877-762-9011 or 800-952-3396.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: "To Grandmother's House We Go!," an all ages, annual program where visitors can make, wrap, and take home presents and decorations for their families and friends. Also, period-authentic carolers performing songs from the 19th century. See the museum decorated for the holidays. Registration encouraged.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-586-2612, or email bgarvey@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:2017 American Music Month Exhibits: "Letritia Kandle and the Grand Letar: Hawaiian Music on Illinois' Grand Prairie," through Jan. 2, 2018; and "From Russia with Love:" John Garvey's Russian Folk Orchestra, through Sept. 3, 2018.

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. 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." This exhibit features local soldiers' artifacts, letters, and memorabilia. 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 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through April 2018.

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: Admission, $2-$4; 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. 17-Dec. 15. Except Dec. 1.

Main feature:"Phantom of the Universe," 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18. "Season of the Light," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 24 -Dec. 16.

Children's features:"Santa's Secret Star," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 18-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. 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.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: Gallery exhibit featuring works by Bob Dondeville, a Vietnam War veteran and retired art teacher.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday, plus 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Through Jan. 6, 2018. Closed Nov. 22-27, Dec. 23 - Jan. 1.

Where: Paul Brumaghim gallery, 320 N. Franklin St., Danville.

More info: Call 217-442-9264 or email thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

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.

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, Inspiration and Admiration." 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. 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: 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.

When: 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: "Stories of Service Exhibit." A culmination of interviews with veterans, largely from Champaign County and including current students at Illinois, about their time in the service.

When: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20-22; 1 to 10 p.m. Nov. 26; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 27-30. Closed UI holidays, Nov. 18, 19, 23, 24. Normal hours resume, Nov. 26.

Where: Main Library, first-floor corridor, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

More info: library.illinois.edu, call 217-333-2290 or email pionke@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: 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.

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