Entertainment listings, Jan. 11-18, 2018

Entertainment listings, Jan. 11-18, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

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. Additional $5 per-ticket service charges apply (online only).

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

33RD ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SERVICE OF CELEBRATION

What: This year we honor the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Reverend Dr. Charlie Dates' keynote address and music from the community choir.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 14.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-333-6280.

Next week

COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS BENEFIT

What: A wine tasting, but in the form of one of Sylvia's popular murder mystery dinners. Substantial hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, and live music will round out the experience. All proceeds go to benefit C4A's Scholarship Fund and Cultural Exchange Project with the Sechura Youth Orchestra and the city of Sechura, Peru.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20.

Where: Sylvia's Irish Inn, 313 W. Green St., U.

Cost: $65.

More info: Call 217-384-4800.

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.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

What: Culmination of the week of events celebrating Dr. King's legacy. Opening remarks by Associate Chancellor Assata Zerai; an engaging historical story about King by Dawn Blackman, Sr.; a performance by students from International Prep Academy; and a lecture demonstration dance performance with Dr. Kemal Nance. Presentation of the winners and honorable mention recipients of the MLK Creative Expressions Contest.

When: 10 a.m. to noon p.m. Jan. 20.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-333-6280.

EVENTS

Future highlights

'BRUNCH ON-STAGE'

What:The first in a quarterly series of brunches with entertainment. Presented by Champaign Park District with Radio Maria restaurant, featuring musicians, Tom Faux, banjo and guitar, Robin Kearton, fiddle and viola, and Linda Owens, percussion. Complimentary coffee in the theatre's lobbies and tours of the theatre are available. Brunch is a family style feast, in courses, served on stage.

When: Coffee and tours at 10 a.m., and brunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21.

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

Cost:$40.

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

LIONS IN WINTER LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018

What: An annual literary festival, featuring readings by three visiting authors, CM Burroughs, Rachael Hanel and Vu Tran, who will also lead craft talks on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; an editors' panel; a book fair and more.

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 27.

Where: Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston.

Cost: General admission, $40; includes continental breakfast and lunch; High school students, college students and EIU faculty can register for free, $10 to add lunch; Coles County Art Council member, $30; onsite general admission, day of the event, $50.

More info: castle.eiu.edu/lionsinwinter/registration, email dringuette@eiu.edu or call at 217-581-2428.

SECOND ANNUAL USO SHOW CHARITY FUNDRAISER

What: Various forms of entertainment including music by The Mike Ellis Band and comedian Dan West, also silent and live auctions. The Vermilion County War Museum will have special guests including Ms. American Elegance 2017 Makayla Peterson, Miss Springfest 2017 Billi Jo Shank and others.

When:Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 27.

Where:American Legion Post 210, 201 Prospect Place, Danville.

Cost:Tickets, $20, single; $30, couple.

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

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.

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: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2.

Where: Urbana.

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

FILMS

This weekend

JANUARY REEL DEALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 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.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944). Rated PG. 120 minutes.

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

Next week

MOVIE MATINEE SERIES

What: A Pixar-Disney computer animation feature. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 15.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

REEL DEALS

What: "China Town" (1974). Rated R. 130 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 16 and 18.

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

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

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

MOVIE

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

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

REEL DEALS

What: "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008). Rated R. 120 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 23 and 25.

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.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Dr. Zhivago" (1965). Rated PG-13. 197 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 3.

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.

REEL DEALS

What: "Hidden Figures" (2016). Rated PG. 127 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 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.

FILM SCREENING AND TALK

What: "Embedded Connectivity through Dementia Care by Design." Talk by Megan Strickfaden, associate professor of Human Ecology, University of Alberta. Sponsored in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Committee, and Krannert Art Museum.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MUSIC

This weekend

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: John Charlie and The Possibly Wilds. Bring a lunch or purchase a box lunch through the park district by noon on the Wednesday before the performance.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 12.

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

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

More info:Call 217-398-2376 or email Michelle.Olden@champaignparks.com.

VINO & VIBES

What: With Nick Ailes and The 24 String Machine. His music ranges from blues, bluegrass, and country, to indie folk/Americana.

When:3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 13.

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

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: Performing Arts has served as a global language used to connect people from all walks of life. Join us as we engage through a mixture of music with an original performance by the U of I Hip Hop Collective led by Professor Rudolf Haken and the Black Chorus directed by Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18.

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.

JONATHAN KEEBLE, FLUTE

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

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

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

Future highlights

UFLIVE! PRESENTS THE YOUNG AND THE FRETLESS

What: The Young and the Fretless plays old-time Appalachian Mountain fiddle tunes and songs for dances, festivals, and special events in the great prairie state of Illinois. For all ages.

Where: 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21.

Where: The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4405, urbanafree.org or email cinskeep@urbanafree.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.

MARK MOORE, TUBA

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24.

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

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

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.

UI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What:Wolfgang Mozart's birthday celebrated. Professors Yvonne Redman and Nathan Gunn will sing arias and duets, and soloists Professors Rochelle Sennet, William Heiles, and Timothy Ehlen will join the orchestra.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27.

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

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

IN CONCERT AT CPL: KATIE FLYNN

What: Flynn has wowed audiences for years with her voice, charm, and wonderful jazz and cabaret repertoire. Enjoy her hilarious anecdotes and captivating cabaret-style performance. For all ages.

Where: 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 28.

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

Cost:Free.

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

JIJI, GUITAR

What: Sunday Salon Series, featuring a concert by the winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, guitarist Jiji (Jiyeon Kim).

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.

JOSHUA BELL, VIOLIN

What: Marquee Great Hall Series. Bell will be accompanied by pianist Sam Heywood.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$57.

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest Erica Neal. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2.

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.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Baroque Brilliance" concert. The first concert of the spring season. The orchestra will be joined by Baroque specialist, violinist Zachary Carrettin.

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

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.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT

What: Featuring Steve Gorn and Improvisers Exchange.Gorn, A pioneering artist in cross-cultural collaborative music, has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, soprano saxophone, and clarinet in concerts and festivals throughout the world.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

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

Cost: Free.

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

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What:Big Bluestem. Bring a lunch or purchase a box lunch through the park district by noon on the Wednesday before the performance.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 9.

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

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

More info:Call 217-398-2376 or email Michelle.Olden@champaignparks.com.

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.

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: Young Baroque Artists Showcase Concert. Join the BACH Chorus, the talented winners of our annual high school student-artist competition, the Central Illinois Children's Chorus, and area high school choirs for a joint concert!

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

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

Cost $10.

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

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 (second (and fifth) Mondays of every month).

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

Where:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

THE CLASSIC ROCK EXPERIENCE

What: The Classic Rock Experience in concert. 70's Arena Rock Show. A magical musical journey to the 70's. Featuring music of Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Boston, Deep Purple, Journey, Grand Funk, and more.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Doors and dinner at 6 p.m. for dinner and bar.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $25/person plus handling fee. $12.50 dinner in conjunction with the concert. Buying dinner guarantees you a reserved seat in the front 5 rows.

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

KEVIN BURKE

What: Piper's Hut Concert. House concert. Burke's fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. Seating is very limited. Reservations are required.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 18.

Where: address to be announced.

Cost:Tickets $20.

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

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. Feb. 26 (fourth Monday of every month).

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

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 12.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Caleb Cook Band on the second, Battle Creek on the third.Champaign Country Opry, featuring Chrissy Sparks Band with guests, on the last Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday except on Country Opry Night (7 to 9 p.m.).

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

Cost: $5; last Saturday of each month, $10.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

Next week

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. 16-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/.

MOM PROM: PIRATE EDITION

What: Ahoy there, Matey! Ye be invited to dance, laugh, and play at our Pirate Mom Prom. Event includes a dinner with a vegetarian option (must request at time of registration), fun activities and goodie bag for all the boys. Designed for children 12 and under and their parent/guardian. Photo packages available for a fee (cash required).

When:6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

WEST COAST SWING NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: West Coast Swing Night Club provides a variety of music and decoration to have a special Saturday night out.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What: Spring kick-off dance. A free beginning lesson before almost three hours of social dancing. No special shoes or dress is required.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20.

Where:Ballrooms 170 A/B/C, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.org.

Future highlights

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 21.

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

Cost: Admission, $3.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

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.

DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE: NIGHT IN OZ

What: Follow the yellow brick road for a night of dancing, dinner, and fun for this Wizard of Oz themed event. Event includes a dinner with a vegetarian option (must request at time of registration), fun activities and goodie bag for all the girls. Designed for children 12 and under and their parent/guardian. Photo packages available for a fee (cash required).

When:6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2.

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

Cost: $26 per person.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Valentine's Day Formal.Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

THE ENCHANTED BALL

What: 2018 Daddy Daughter Dance. An enchanted evening of dancing and fun for girls and their father or father-figure. Evening includes cupcakes, make-it take-it craft and photo booth. All proceeds go to The Little Theatre On The Square.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10.

Where: Sullivan Elementary School, 910 N. Graham St., Sullivan.

Cost: Per couple, $25 in advance, $30 at the door; $10, each additional child.

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

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. Feb. 13.

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

Cost: Admission, $3.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Chinese New Year Dance.Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

SPEAK CAFE

What: SPEAK Cafe is an open-mic public space for Song, Poetry, Expression, Arts, and Knowledge. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1.

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

Cost: Free.

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

FEBRUARY DANCE

What: Dance at Illinois. Dessert and Conversation (pre-performance talk), 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-3.

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

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

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

IMAGO THEATRE

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. "La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automation."

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 6.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

DUBLIN IRISH DANCE

What: In "Stepping Out," this troupe of Irish step dancers, joined by an eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist, will perform jigs, reels, tap, and soft-shoe numbers which celebrate the evolution of Irish traditional dance. Marquee Big Mix Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

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

VOICE READING SERIES

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

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

'JACK WILLHITE'S ROCK & ROLL COMEDY & DINNER SHOW'

What: A Valentine's event for a "Dinner and a Show." "Jack Willhite's Rock & Roll Comedy Show" is a mix of music parodies and comedy. Willhite's act features stand-up comedy spot-welded to a half-ton of guitars, amps, lights and effects featuring twisted parodies of some of your favorite acts from AC/DC, Cheap Trick, and John Mellencamp to ZZ Top, Ozzy and Guns N' Roses." Dinner by Applewood Foods Catering.

When: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Feb. 16. Drinks at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $40 (drinks not included).

More info: Email events@sleepycreekvineyards.com or call 217-733-0330.

THEATER

This weekend

'INTO THE WOODS'

What: Presented by Sounds of Music studio with beautiful melodies and fantastic lyrics.

Where: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14.

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

Cost:Tickets $6-$15.

More info: Call 217-693-7069.

Next week

'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.

'GRAMMY'S GETTING HITCHED???'

What: An audience-interactive murder mystery dinner presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Seven Corpse Murder Mystery Dinners.Food by Applewood Foods Catering served buffet style.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20.

Where: The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $40.

More info: Email events@sleepycreekvineyards.com or call 217-733-0330.

Future highlights

'ANNE OF GREEN GABLES'

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

When:7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27, 2 p.m. Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 4.

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.

'CURTAINS'

What: DLO Musical Theatre. The musical comedy "whodunit" from the creators of "Cabaret" and "Chicago."

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17, 2 p.m. Feb. 18.

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

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

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

'THE GLASS MENAGERIE'

What: Monticello Theatre Association. Tennessee Williams' first major play to appear on Broadway.

Where: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 3, 2:30 p.m. March 4.

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

Cost:Tickets $12.50.

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

'THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL'

What: A country-rock and blues musical about agoraphobia, adultery, '80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, flan, and disco.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 3, 2 p.m. March 4, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 7, 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 10, 2 p.m. March 11.

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

Cost:Tickets $21.75-$37.50.

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

'MADAGASCAR JR. - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE'

What:A Youth Theatre performance by fifth-eighth graders.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23, and 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 24.

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

Cost: $10-$12; additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

MARY POPPINS, THE MUSICAL

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

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 15-16, 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.

'MURDER AT THE TOP'

What: Charleston Community Theatre. An interactive murder mystery dinner theater experience.

When:7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27, Feb. 2 and 3, 2018.

Where: What's Cookin', 409 Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Dinner and show priced separately. Dinner, $15. Show, $5-$10.

More info: charlestoncommunitytheatre.com or call 877-842-3267.

'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.

'SILENT SKY'

What: The Celebration Company. The true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 15-18, 21-24, 3 p.m. Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1-3.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'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

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. Jan. 9-13.

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.

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.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

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

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 13

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

Cost: Free.

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

Next week

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.

CHAMPAIGN AREA FISH EXCHANGE WINTER AUCTION

What: Fish, plants, food, equipment, books, etc may be offer for sale.

Where: Doors open at 8 a.m. Auction begins at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20.

Where: Urbana Civic Center, 108 Water St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-359-6707, champaignfish.com or email champaignfishguy1@yahoo.com.

FROZEN 5K

What: Shake off the winter blues and embrace the winter's newest run! Test your endurance; travel through three different parks and beautiful trails. Participants will receive race swag to display your frosty fortitude.

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

Where: Hessel Park, Champaign.

More info: Call 217-819-3994 or email topher.wendt@champaignparks.com

CREEPY CRAWLIES WITH ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Join us when the Anita Purves Nature Center brings live snakes and worms and tells us all about these very cool creatures.

Where: 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 20.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4069, urbanafreelibrary.org/children/children-0 or email childrens@urbanafree.org.

Future highlights

EAGLE DAY AT DACC

What:Program presented by the Office of Wildlife Learning World Bird Sanctuary of St. Louis. Co-sponsored by Middlefork Audubon Society. Displays typically include birds of prey such as the Peregrine Falcon, and nocturnal birds such as Screech or Barn Owls. The highlight of the event, the Bald Eagle.

When: 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Mary Miller Gymnasium on the campus of Where: Mary Miller Gymnasium, Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost:Free.

C More info: all 217-443-8805.

ADULTS-ONLY OWL PROWL

What:Explore Busey Woods at night in search of owls with Illinois Natural History Survey Avian Specialist Tara Beveroth. Start with a native Illinois owls multimedia presentation. Then head outside to listen for them calling. After the hike, meet the Anita Purves Nature Center's resident screech owls and warm up with hot chocolate. Dress for wet, cold and slippery conditions. Hikes are on non-paved or boardwalk trails.

When:7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3.

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

Cost: $7, resident, $14, nonresident by Jan. 20; $9-$14, after that date.

More info:Call 217-367-1544 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. "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art," through June 9. 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: Exhibit, "Knowledge at Work: 150 Years of the University of Illinois."

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. Through Dec. 21, 2018.

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 Phil Glosser and Joe Perez - photography and drawing."

When:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment; Jan. 12 through Feb. 9. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and 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 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;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.

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: Winter hours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, December through March. 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: Reception for "Watseka Community High School Student Art Exhibit."

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 14.Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and the first Sunday of each month. Closed holidays. Through February.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: School's Out: Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Activities will include a choose your own adventure game from National History Day's "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange," videos and songs about MLK, stories for families to share, crafts, and a fun snack you will help create. All ages.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 15.

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: Night at the Museum: Polar Party. A drop-off, after-hours at the museum event for children ages 4-12 years old, to play in their favorite exhibits and enjoy staff-led activities that teach kids about penguins, polar bears, ice and more. A pizza dinner will be provided. Preregistration required.

Where: 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Admission, $25 per kid; $20, Orpheum members. Additional charges may apply for late pick-up.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"James Beauchamp and the Harmonic Tone Generator" through Jan. 31; and "Illinois' Anti-Establishment Soundscapes: Troubled Waters in 1970," through Oct. 29.

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.

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: The war museum has two main floors which covers wars for over 250 years. Constructed in 1903, The Illinois war museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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:"Winter Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19-March 9.

Main feature:"Spirits from the Sky, Thunder on the Land," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 19-27.

Children's feature:"Amazing Stargazing!," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 24.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6. Lectures, $2.

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

EXHIBITS

ARTISTS' ALLEY AT MCKINLEY

What: Opening reception for exhibit, "Beyond the Landscape," paintings and colored pencil drawings by Lori Fuller. Artist question-and-answer session, 5:30 p.m. Artists' Alley is collaboration between The McKinley Foundation, McKinley Church and Presby Hall.

When: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 18. Open, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Jan. 15 trough March 15.

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

More info: Call 217-344-0297, email lafullerlandscapes@gmail.com or mckinley-foundation.org/artists-alley.

ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

What: "Manzanar," art exhibit.

When:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed holidays. Through Jan. 31.

Where: 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

More info: oiir.illinois.edu/aacc, email aacc@illinois.edu or call 217-333-9300.

GIERTZ GALLERY AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "2017 State of the Art: Ceramics Invitational, Inspiration and Admiration."

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Dec. 11 and reopens Jan. 15. Through Feb. 3.

Where: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

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.

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 Jan. 15.

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

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

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: "Jiha Moon Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here," Main Galleries, and "Chris Cohoon In All Around I See," Brainard Gallery.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through Feb. 4.

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

Cost: Free.

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

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "100 Under $100," holiday gift show.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Jan. 20.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

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

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. 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, bake goods and unique finds. Something new every month. Love-a-Fair Bazaar, Jan. 20.

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.