Entertainment listings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2018

Entertainment listings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

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 217-581-2428.

SECOND ANNUAL USO SHOW CHARITY FUNDRAISER

What: Entertainment including music by The Mike Ellis Band and comedian Dan West, 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, 6:30 p.m., event, 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 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; free for ages 11 years old and younger.

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

Next week

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What:Lumen Loves Wine! Gala to benefit the Urbana First Fridays project by Imbibe Urbana and coincides with their Love for All Poetry Crawl — read, listen and love poems by local writers spread throughout the businesses of downtown Urbana.

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

Where: Lumen at Lincoln Square, and downtown Urbana.

When: Wine gala, $20-$30.

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

FIRST FRIDAYS POETRY CRAWL

What:It's the second annual First Friday Poetry Crawl. Stop by the Library to hear local poets read, then take a "poem to go," browse the poetry book display, and cast a vote for your favorite poet of all time.

When:6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 2.

Where:The Urbana Free Library, The Busey-Mills Reading Room, first floor, 210 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4405 or urbanafree.org.

Future highlights

BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL

What:Come in costume and celebrate carnival with joyful Brazilian music, dance, crafts, and much more. This program is co-sponsored by the Multicultural Program, a local non-profit organization.

When: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 4.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Email childrens@urbanafree.org or call 217-367-4069.

HEART-TO-HEART TRIVIA

What:Show off your knowledge of love songs, quotes, and famous couples. Prizes awarded for the winner of each of the six rounds, whoever has the best, library-friendly team name, and a grand prize awarded to the most knowledgeable team. Play in teams of one to four people. For adults.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

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

Cost: Free.

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

RED HERRING GOLDEN (50TH) BIRTHDAY PARTY

What:An evening of music, food, storytellers from over The Red Herring years, exhibit of memorabilia (LP's, poetry books, posters, etc.), raffle. Music by Paul Kotheimer, The Merry Travelers, Dewclaw, and other local folk and jazz groups. Storytellers include founding participants Bill Taylor, Vern Fein, and more. 50th Anniversary Celebration Week, 16-22, includes cooking classes, contra dancing, open mic night, and more.

When: 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.

Where: The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant at Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U.

Cost: $10 suggested donation at the door "more if you can, less if you can't."

More info:Email redherringrestaurant@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/138091660219872/.

FILMS

This weekend

REEL DEALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 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.

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

What: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is showing the film "Armor of Light." After the film, a discussion with the film's subject, Lucy McBath — Moms Demand Action National Spokesperson and Faith Outreach Lead, will be facilitated by Dr. Nicole Anderson-Cobb.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email gvp.central.illinois@gmail.com.

MOVIES ON THE MAINSTAGE

What: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Rated R. Tickets Concessions available.

When:2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 27 and 2 p.m. Jan. 28.

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

Cost:Tickets, $3-$5, only available at the door.

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

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

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. Feb. 16.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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. Feb. 19.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: Music by Joan Hickey Trio, and try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

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.

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 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.

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

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.

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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With music by Samba Soul, and try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

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.

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: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show at 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.

PRAIRIE BREEZES PRESENTS THE BBL FINE ARTS ACADEMY

What:Enjoy the sounds of young musicians from the Banks Bridgewater Lewis Fine Arts Academy. The academy is in its 12th year serving underrepresented students in the fine arts. It provides private instruction and weekly ensemble rehearsals for jazz and popular music.

When: 2 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:urbanafreelibrary.org or call 217-367-4069.

A CAPPELLA WITH THE OTHER GUYS

What:Bring the entire family to sing and laugh along with The Other Guys, the University of Illinois' premiere men's a cappella group, a subset of the Varsity Men's Glee Club at the UI. Part of the "Live! Music for Kids" series at the library.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 3.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:https://music.illinois.edu/ensemble/other-guy or call 217-403-2030.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Baroque Brilliance." 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.

Future highlights

JENS LEKMAN

What:Swedish singer/songwriter is playing in the U.S. in support of his fourth album, "Life Will See You Now." Combining disco beats, calypso samples, gospel singers, Lekman spins the saddest stories within a colorful, jubilant sounding LP. This event is all ages.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 6.

Where:Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Tickets $17.

More info:https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1588365/tfly

CARLOS CARRILLO, COMPOSITION

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

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

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.

59TH ANNUAL EIU JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT

What:Featuring Andy Martin and the EIU Jazz Ensemble. Martin is a virtuoso jazz trombonist based out of Los Angeles.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$16.

More info: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.

JAZZ IN CHICAGO: YESTERDAY AND TODAY

What:A multimedia presentation by Sam Reese, Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois. After the lecture, enjoy a live performance of Chicago Jazz repertoire by the Traditional Jazz Orchestra in the Grand Gallery.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11.

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

Cost: General admission tickets, $25.

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

SONGS OF LOVE

What: Featuring the EIU Choral Ensembles.

When: 4 p.m. Feb. 11.

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

Cost: $5-$13.

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

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.

21ST CENTURY PIANO COMPOSITION COMPETITION CONCERT

What: MO Abbott, composer. Whitney Ashe, piano. Each year, the 21st Century Piano Commission sponsors a competition with a cash prize for a composition featuring the keyboard instrument. Entries are submitted by collaborative teams of composers and performers from the UI School of Music.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

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.

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.

FAMILY FUN FREE CONCERT: SONIA DE LOS SANTOS

What: In this family concert, Sonia and her multicultural band will share songs from her Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award-winning album "Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island."

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 17.

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

Cost: Free.

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

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: "An Anniversary Celebration."Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein by playing his "Symphonic Dances' from 'West Side Story'." All the other pieces on the program represent anniversaries of their composers. Featuring Debra Richtmeyer, alto saxophone.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

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

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.

ILLINOIS MODERN ENSEMBLE

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

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Vinny Santinelli and Ronald Kemble, and try a new wine.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER CONCERT

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

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

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.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: NOAH I. BROWN AND COMPANY

What:An afternoon of gospel music from the notable Noah I. Brown and Company, who will perform both contemporary gospel classics and original songs in the African American tradition. For all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25.

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

What: The versatile musicians of this orchestra play works ranging from new experimental pieces to classics of the literature.

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 25.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

UI SYMPHONY AND UI WIND ORCHESTRA

What: The University of Illinois Wind Symphony members excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces. University of Illinois Wind Orchestra members excel 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.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

SEA CHANTEY SING

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

When: 7 to 9 p.m. 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.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring The Neverly Brothers. Food for sale by the Melvin Youth.

When: 7 p.m. March 3. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for those wanting to purchase food).

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

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

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

DANCING

This weekend

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What: Weekly swing dancing. All are welcome. Usually DJ'd by a local dance. No special shoes or dress is required.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 25-Feb. 15.

Where:Room 314, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.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 217-359-5333.

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.

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.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 30-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/.

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE: NIGHT IN OZ

What: A night of dancing, dinner, and fun for this Wizard of Oz themed event includes a dinner with a vegetarian option (must request at time of registration), activities and goodie bag for all the girls. For children ages 12 and younger 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 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Tim MacDonald and Jeremy Ward with caller, Martha Tyner. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 2.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

Future highlights

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 217-359-5333.

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.

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 217-359-5333.

CONTRA DANCE

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

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 16.

Where:Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U.

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

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. 18.

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

Cost: Admission, $3.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 23.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: Night Club Dance, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tango dance starts at 9:30 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Feb. 24.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

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: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With performing artists from our Lyric Theatre5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

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.

ILLINI JUGGLING AND UNICYCLING FESTIVAL

What: Three days of workshops, games and more, this event is perfect for the professional juggler, the intermediate, the beginner, and the whole family. Come juggle with others, learn new tricks, or learn how to juggle from scratch. Or come out just to watch all the jugglers on the floor.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 and 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 11.

Where: University of Illinois Armory, 505 E. Armory Ave., C.

Cost:Free admission.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768876206740215/ or email bloombe2@illinois.edu.

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 SHOW'

What: Dinner and a show. Willhite's 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 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.

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. Feb. 23.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

THEATER

This weekend

'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.

'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. 25-27, 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.

'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.

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.

Next week

'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.

Future highlights

'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.

'DON GIOVANNI'

What: Lyric Theatre at Illinois present the opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-24, and 3 p.m. Feb. 25.

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

Cost: Tickets $8-$35.

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

'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.

'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. Two for $20 on Feb. 16.

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

MIDDLEFORK AUDUBON JANUARY PROGRAM

What:"Feeding Birds in Your Backyard with Wild Birds and More." Nancy and Jim Householder, owners of Wild Birds and More, 2141 S. Neil St., C, will have a fun power-point presentation and a little show-and-tell as they talk about attracting birds to our backyard. Refreshments served after the program. If the weather is bad, the program will reschedule for February. Check website for updates.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 25.

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

More info: middleforkaudubon.org or call 217-621-7258.

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. 26 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.

BEEKEEPING CLASS-INTRODUCTION TO BEES AND BEEKEEPING

What:By the end of this course, individuals will be able to start beekeeping as a hobby and be able to help experienced beekeepers in the management of hives. Class taught by a Midwest Master beekeeper. Learn how to produce honey in your own backyard. Help the fight against the decreasing honeybee populations.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 27.

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

Cost: Tickets $85, includes a study guide.

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

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. 27 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.

MUDPUPPY FESTIVAL

What: This family event will celebrate the unique aquatic salamander, the mudpuppy, Sangamon River's coolest creature. A special mudpuppy appetizer menu, a kids fun center with crafts and games, fun videos, a Mudpuppy Plush Auction and a 50/50 raffle. Co-hosted by The Land Conservation Foundation, with a portion of the proceeds going to the foundation, a land trust with a goal of protecting the Sangamon River corridor and its habitat and wildlife.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27.

Cost:Free (excepting refreshments).

Where: Monarch Brewery Company, 212 S. Independence St., Monticello.

More info: Email Deanna_Glosser@comcast.net or call 217-725-5886 or Beth Beauchamp at 217-586-5900.

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. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

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

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.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.

HOMER FULL MOON HIKE

What: The program will begin with a brief presentation indoors, and then we will head outside for the remainder of the event to observet he full moon at its peak and maybe hear the howl of coyotes. Dress for the weather. All ages. Register by Jan. 30.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31.

Where Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: $3.

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

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.

Future highlights

OWL PROWL

What: This program begins indoors with a presentation, then participants will hit the trails to call and search for owls. Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home. Register early for this popular program. All ages. Register by Feb. 7.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9.

Where Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: $5; children 2 and younger are free.

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

OWL PROWL

What: This program begins indoors with a presentation, then participants will hit the trails to call and search for owls. Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home. Register early for this popular program. All ages. Register by Feb. 14.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

Where Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: $5; children 2 and younger are free.

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

SCHOOL'S OUT: GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

What: Enjoy making bird-themed crafts and help count the birds at our feeders for this citizen science event. From 2 to 4 p.m., see birds up close! UI researchers will demonstrate bird banding outside, and we will host live birds from the Wildlife Medical Clinic inside. All ages. Register by Feb. 14.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 19.

Where Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org.

OWL PROWL

What: This program begins indoors with a presentation, then participants will hit the trails to call and search for owls. Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home. Register early for this popular program. All ages. Register by Feb. 21.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23.

Where Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3433 County Road 2700 E., Penfield.

Cost: $5; children 2 and younger are free.

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

MAPLE SUGAR DAYS

What:Explore the science and the history behind maple sugaring, learn how to do it yourself, and even take home a sample of syrup made from our very own trees. All ages.Register by Feb. 23.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24.

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

Cost:$5 per person.

More info:ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Spring 2018 opening night reception for exhibitions, "World on the Horizon: Swahili Art Across the Indian Ocean"; "Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And Yet My Mask is Powerful"; "Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country..."; "Postwar Printmaking in the United States, 1945-1955"; "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art."

When: 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25. All galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. Open, 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: The Spurlock Time Machine travels through thousands of years of history as it explores Ancient Rome. Sunday afternoons, the museum hosts weekly winter and spring programs for the whole family covering three different series: Artifact Encounters, Arts Explorations, and the Spurlock Time Machine. These events include hands-on artifacts, crafts, and mini-tours of the museum.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

Where: European Cultures Gallery, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

More info: Email spurlock-museum@illinois.edu, call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

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. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through Feb. 9.

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: Free; donations are welcome.

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: "Watseka Community High School Student Art Exhibit."

When: Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and the first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. 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: Happy Birthday, President Lincoln! On this 50th day of the year, in the 50th year for the museum, we're going to have a party for ourselves and for the president! Come celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday with the man himself, portrayed by Actor Kevin Wood. Birthday cake will be served; crafts and family activities. All ages.

When: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

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: "Science for All: A Few Things Everyone Should Know About Ants" with Dr. Andy Suarez Professor at the Animal Biology Department and Department of Entomology at UIUC. Science for All is a speaker series for adults, both young and adult, to learn about a topic in STEM with an expert in the field.

Where: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: General admission, $5; $4, students and teachers; $3, Orpheum members. Children under 12 years old are free, and can play in the museum during the event with supervision from our staff.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"The Red Cross: A Soldier's Best Friend" through Jan. 31; and "From Russia with Love: John Garvey's Russian Folk Orchestra," through Sept. 3.

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." 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: Two main floors covering 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. Fridays, Jan. 26-March 9.

Main feature:"Spirits from the Sky, Thunder on the Land," 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27. "Skywatchers of Africa," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 2-24.

Children's feature:"Amazing Stargazing!," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 24.

Light show: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," 9 p.m. Feb. 2 and 3.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

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

EXHIBITS

AIRBNB SPACE

What: Exhibit, "Juxtaposition, A Collaborative Art Show" by Laura Anne Welle, Cindy Blair Sampson, Marc-Anthony Macon and Phil Strang. Highlighted by local musicians, including Jim Bean on Friday night, and JAM (featuring Julia Rose Welle and Matthew Brian), Saturday night. Airbnb space managed by Lois A Wacholtz.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 and 1 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3.

Where: Apt. #206, 124 N. Neil St., C.

More info: Emailm.welle@comcast.net.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AT MCKINLEY

What: Exhibit, "Beyond the Landscape," paintings and colored pencil drawings by Lori Fuller. Artists' Alley is collaboration between The McKinley Foundation, McKinley Church and Presby Hall.

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Through 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: Art exhibit, "Manzanar," will display black and white pictures from the Manzanar internment camp from 1942-1945.

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

Where: 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

More info: https://oiir.illinois.edu/aacc/our-programs/artist-showcase, 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. 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.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Opening day for the exhibit, "A Place for all People." Celebrate African American History Month by getting a taste of what you can find in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This special Smithsonian exhibit features highlights from the national museum located in Washington, D.C.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Open, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. If interested in visiting on Monday or in the morning, call ahead. Closed holidays. Through March 23.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What:Opening reception for "CineSemblance" by Derek Clem.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Open, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Through Feb. 22.

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: Opening day for the Art at the Y exhibition, "Seeds of Resistance," works by Ricardo Levins Morales.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 25. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through March 2.

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.

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. 27-April 21.

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.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, Feb. 17-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.