Entertainment listings, Dec. 28, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

Entertainment listings, Dec. 28, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HOOPESTON'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

What: Annual Christmas display of lights in the park.

When: Light displays, 5 to 11 p.m. every evening, Dec. 28 until Jan. 2, 2018.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-495-2800 or 217-274-2956.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT BUNKER HILL

What: The historic buildings will be lighted for the public to enjoy.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 28-31.

Where: Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, 22296-A Henning Road, Danville.

Cost: Free.

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

Next week

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

What: Hosted by Champaign County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders and Vermilion County Farm Bureau Young Leaders. lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with featured items available at a live consignment auction. The Farm Bureau Learning Barn will be available for hands-on agricultural play time. Kids scavenger hunts will be available again with small prizes for completed hunts.

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 6. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.

Cost: Adults, $3; kids (6-12), $2; under 6 years old, free.

More info: Email lynnann85@gmail.com or call 970-420-4765.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Presented by Imbibe Urbana. Something different each month. Live local, social culture. Family friendly — for everyone. Check online for details closer to the date.

When: 4 to 11:45 p.m. Jan. 5.

Where: 100 S. Race St., U.

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

Future highlights

PAULA POUNDSTONE

What: Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics. Presented by Exceptional Artists in partnership with Champaign Park District.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $49.50-$58.50.

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

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

What:The Harlem Globetrotters are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 91 years.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

Cost: $20-$85 plus fees.

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

DACC AG CLUB FARM TOY SHOW

What:The show consists of farm toys in a variety of sizes of reproduction. Scale models as small as 1/64th the actual size will be shown. Opportunity for general public to buy, sell, or trade toys with area collectors and dealers. Door prize drawings approximately every half-hour and at 1 p.m. a kiddie tractor pull for kids ages 3 to 10. A concession stand will be available.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

Where:Mary Miller Gym, Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Admission $2, and free for those 11 years old and younger.

More info:Call 217-443-8816 or e-mail potter@dacc.edu.

FILMS

Next week

JANUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Rocky." Rated PG. 120 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 2 and 4.

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.

REEL DEALS: SPECIAL FEATURE

What: "Find Nemo," 1 p.m. Rated G. 100 minutes. "Finding Dory," 7 p.m. Rated PG. 97 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 6.

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.

Future highlights

JANUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Braveheart." Rated R. 180 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 9 and 11.

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.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What:The feature will be a recent release starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. The movie is about three lifelong pals embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Call to reserve a seat.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 10.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MUSIC

This weekend

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What: New Year's Celebration with the Bement Country Opry Band. Potluck dinner will be served before the show. Bring a dish to share. Ham and table service and drink will be provided.

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 29.

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

Cost: Tickets $10.

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

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

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. Jan. 8 (second and fifth Mondays of every month).

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

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. Jan. 22 (fourth Monday of every month).

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

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA

What: Marquee Great Hall Series. The evening includes Pianist Inon Barnantan joining the Grammy Award-winning orchestra for Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1."

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$53.

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

JIJI, GUITAR

What: Sunday Salon Series, featuring the Concert Artists Guild Winner.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 28.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$53.

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

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. Jan. 29 (second and fifth Mondays of every month).

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

JOEL FAN

What: Fan re-invents the piano recital by illuminating the rare and unexpected. Sponsored by the EIU Classical Music Artists Series New + Emerging Arts program.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31.

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

Cost: $7-$16.

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

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

What: Saturdays with Sebastian. Performed by Charlotte Mattax Moersch, professor of Harpsichord and Musicology. Music of Johann Sebastian Bach on period instruments. Sponsored in part by the UI School of Music and Krannert Art Museum.

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

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

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

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

DANCING

This weekend

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.

NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE

What: Come see our ballroom decorated for welcoming 2018 and start your year out dancing. Hors d'oeuvres and desserts, 10 p.m. and champagne at midnight.

When: Doors open at 8 p.m., dancing begins at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

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

Cost: $60. Reservations only.

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

Next week

ANNUAL JAN JAM CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' annual event featuring three days of dancing and dance/music workshops at the Illini Union. Music by The Mean Lids, Big Bluestem and Sassafras Stomp. Callers Jo Mortland, Scott Meyer, Jonathan Sivier. Friday night dance. Workshops morning and afternoon, evening dancing, a potluck and after-dance party on Saturday. Waltz and Contra dance on Sunday.

When: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Jan. 6, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 7.

Where: Most events at Illini Student Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Food and after-dance party at Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, U.

Cost: Fees $5-$55 for workshops, dances, all day and weekend pass.

More info: urbana-contra.org, call 217-359-8225 or email ucd-info@urbana-contra.org.

Future highlights

INTERNATIONAL DANCING

What: Sponsored by the Illini Folk Dance Society. Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world.No previous experience or partner is needed. Stamping & Clapping Night, Jan. 16.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 9-Oct. 23.

Where: Room 314, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without notice.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com/.

TANGO AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

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

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27.

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

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

Future highlights

MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. The beauty of Russian ballet featuring a company of over 50 danders in resplendent costumes. Helmed by Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko.

When: "Swan Lake," 7 p.m. Jan. 16; "Don Quixote," 7 p.m. Jan. 17; and "Cinderella," 7 p.m. Jan. 18.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

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

SCOTT SILVEN, WONDERS AT DUSK

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Illusionist, mentalist and performance artist. Far beyond a magic show, an uncommon evening of awe-inspiring intrigue.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18, 9 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$50.

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. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Pay what you wish.

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

THEATER

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.

'ASSASSINS'

What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist John Weidman take aim at American ideals of prosperity and fortune.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-3, 7-10, and 3 p.m. Feb. 11.

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

Cost: Tickets $8-$25.

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

'CABARET'

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

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

'FUN HOME'

What: The Celebration Company. Adapted from a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron..

When: 8 p.m. Jan. 18-21, 24-27, 3 p.m. Jan. 28, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1-3.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

MARY POPPINS, THE MUSICAL

What: Presented by the Champaign Central High School Drama Program.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 14-16, 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Feb. 18.

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

Cost: $8-$10; additional online processing fee applied.

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

'ONLY YOU'

What: Parkland Theatre. 27th Annual Student Production features a student director and all student staff. A quirky, funny, yet romantic urban fairytale.

When:7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-10, 16, 17, 3 p.m. Feb. 18.

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

Cost: All tickets $10.

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

'THE WIZARD OF OZ'

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

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

This weekend

REINDEER EXPERIENCE TOUR

What: See real-life Alaskan reindeer. Reindeer tour tickets will not be sold after 4:30 p.m.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 28.

Where: Hardy's Reindeer Ranch and Christmas Tree Farm, 1356 County Road 2900 N, Rantoul.

Cost: No gate admission. Tour tickets, $5.

More info: ReindeerRanch.com or call 217-893-3407.

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, 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.

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

NATURE PRE-K FRIDAYS

What: Kids age 6 and under and their families can drop by the nature center to discover self-guided activities just for little naturalists. Each week, we'll explore a different theme. Your adventures may lead you outdoors to the nature playscape as weather permits, so come prepared!

When: 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 23.

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

Cost: Free. Donations of $5/child are encouraged.

More info: Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org/programs/nature-programs.

ANIMAL CARE HELPERS

What: Ages 6 through adult (under 15 must attend with a registered adult). Help nature center staff take care of the education owls, turtles and snakes during this exclusive opportunity. Help clean cages, feed and water, exercise the animals and other related tasks. All proceeds help fund the ongoing care of these animals. Group size is limited to four people on each date, and pre-registration is required.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 13 through Feb. 10.

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

Cost: $14-15, residents; $21-$23, non-residents.

More info: Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org/programs/nature-programs.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What:"World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean" through March 24, 2018. "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art," through June 9, 2018. New exhibitions open Jan. 25.

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. 31; 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. For tours, email Kim Sheahan at ksheahan@illinois.edu for reservation.

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: "Works by Paris Artist Millie Arp."

When: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.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

What: The museum celebrates the history of Douglas County and East Central Illinois by collecting, researching, preserving, and interpreting artifacts of historical and cultural interest. A large, private collection of Civil War Era firearms opened on Dec. 9. The firearms will remain on long-term display.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Sunday by appointment only. Closed holidays.

Where: 700 S. Main St. Tuscola.

Cost: Tickets $15 for members of the museum, $20 for non-members.

More info: douglascountymuseum.org or call 217-253-2535.

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

What: Sponsored by the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society. Current showcase exhibit honors Malcolm Clarno and his family's life in Farmer City. Clarno was the first Farmer City casualty of World War II. His transport ship, the USAT Dorchester, sunk from a German U-Boat torpedo with 672 soldiers dying.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays; special city events such as the Farmer City Christmas Parade and Heritage Days; or call to set up appointments.

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

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 309-928-3488 or 309-928-7198, http://fcghsociety.org or email admin@fcghsociety.org.

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, sharing her special 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. Through December.

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

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Party Like It's 1900! New Year's Day Noon Day Celebration! Games, eat snacks, and make crafts that were popular in the year 1900, music from 1900 and now as we celebrate and do our count down at Noon - complete with balloon drop.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: Noon Day Drop. A family-friendly event for children to experience the New Year Drop with their family at noon rather than having to stay up until midnight. Activities, music, crazy hats, noisemakers, a countdown to the big moment, and a drop of more than 4000 balloons at the strike of noon.

Where: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: General admission, $8; $6, members; $28, family of four.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What: "Letritia Kandle and the Grand Letar: Hawaiian Music on Illinois' Grand Prairie" through Jan. 2; "The Red Cross: A Soldier's Best Friend" and "James Beauchamp and the Harmonic Tone Generator," both through Jan. 31.

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: "Find the Hidden Jewels of the Museum" Scavenger Hunt. Search for treasures amongst the Museum Artifacts. Fill out the list of clues that is given to you highlighting hidden gems while you tour the museum. All correct answer sheets will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates for area businesses at the end of the month.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Through Dec. 30.

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.

EXHIBITS

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. Closed holidays.

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; Jan. 2-6. Where: Paul Brumaghim gallery, 320 N. Franklin St., Danville.

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

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. Closed holidays. 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: "Dear World Project." Presenter: Illini Union Courtyard Café.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu.

ILLINOIS TERMINAL

What: Wall displays, "MTD Art: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood": "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.

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.

INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES LIBRARY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

What: Exhibit, "The Fascinating Culture of Books," which includes materials from the Rare Book Collection of the National Central Library and contemporary publications in Taiwan.

When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through the end of December.

Where: Main Library, Room 321, 1408 Gregory Drive, U.

More info: Call 217-333-1501, https://www.library.illinois.edu/ias/ or http://library.illinois.edu/ias/chinesecollection/trccs.

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: Holiday hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Jan. 12. Regular hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Jan. 17. Closed Saturdays and Sundays and Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Jan. 15.

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

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

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. Closed holidays. 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: "100 Under $100," holiday gift show.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Jan. 6.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info: cinemagallery.cc, call 217-367-3711 or email carolyn@cinemagallery.cc.

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. Closed holidays. Through Jan. 5.

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.

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, Dec. 29-31; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, Jan. 13-April 21, 2018.

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: Vendors with creative crafts, antiques and unique finds.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, Jan. 20-Dec. 15, 2018.

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

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