Entertainment listings, March 1-8, 2018

Entertainment listings, March 1-8, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Urbana is holding an international-themed First Friday for March. Balinese gamelan music and dance by the Bali Lantari ensemble at the library. Special night of music at IMC featuring Congolese musician Jean RenéBalekita opening, followed by CU's new salsa band Timbalú.

When: March 2.

Where: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Urbana Free Library, 200 W. Green St.; 7 to 11 p.m. at Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: $5 at door at IMC; free at library.

More info: imbibeurbana.com, facebook/UrbanaFirstFridays/March, email imbibeurbana@gmail.com or call 217-367-4069 or 217-344-8820.

FARMER CITY ANTIQUES SHOW

What: Farmer City Antiques Group's 24th annual show.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4.

Where: Blue Ridge High School, 411 N. John St., Farmer City.

Cost:Admission $5.

More info: Call 248-425-2868 or email sjswanat@comcast.net.

CAT FANCIERS' ASSOCIATION ALL BREED CAT SHOW

What:Hosted by Illini Cat Club. More than 170 cats representing more than 30 breeds compete in the eight-ring show. New this year, a cat agility competition, happening continuously during the show. Periodic sessions on feline behavior and health by Dr. Sally Foote and Debbie Gass, a Catsnap informational booth, cat-related items for sale, and opportunities for adoption. Proceeds support local cat rescue organizations.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4.

Where:Wyndham Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U; just off North Lincoln Avenue.

Cost: Admission donation, $3-$5; children under 3, free. A $15 maximum fee per family.

More info: facebook.com/illinicatclub, call 217-351-6373 or email mary@maryauth.com.

18TH ANNUAL READ ACROSS AMERICA COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

What:Join the Urbana Free Library, Urbana Park District and over 40 local businesses and organizations to celebrate reading. Hands-on activities, storytellers, costumed characters, a special parent and toddler area, local celebrity greeters, and books read in multiple languages. The first 1,000 children who attend will receive a free bag and book of their choice. Accomplished authors/storytellers will be highlighted on the mainstage all day. Booths throughout the mall.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3.

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

More info: Call 217-367-1544 or 217-367-4069, email cuatraa3@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/Read-Across-America-Champaign-Urbana-Celebration-128885132973/.

Next week

EXPLORE ACES

What: A two-day student-run event for prospective and admitted students to visit with ACES faculty and countless student organizations. All ages are welcome to join the college for a variety of activities on March 9. More than 100 exhibits will showcase academics, research, and innovative student projects. On March 10, admitted students spend the day learning about their majors or majors of interest.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 and 10. Experiences throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 and 2:15 p.m. March 9. ACES campus tours: March 9 only, every half hour starting at 9:30 a.m. Last tour at 2 p.m.; groups meet in atrium of ACES Library.

Where: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, campus, Urbana. Free parking and a free shuttle service to the ACES campus are provided at parking lot F-23, just South of Florida Avenue Residence Hall.

ELEVENTH ANNUAL FAIRY TALE BALL

What: Fairy tale lovers of all ages are invited to an evening of stories, crafts, games, and entertainment including royal and roving performers, puppet show, fortune teller, magician, juggler/storyteller, and music. Don your shiny suit of armor or sparkly ball gown, or dress like your favorite fairy tale character and join in for an evening of fantasy and frivolity.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. March 9.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4069 or urbanafreelibrary.org/children/eleventh-annual-fairy-tale-ball.

PUTT-PUTT GOLF FUNDRAISER

What: "Challenger League Kids" guests at Indoor Putt-Putt Golf (Hot dogs, chips, and drinks provided). Members, friends and guests at Night-Putt-Putt "Glow" Golf (Hot dogs, chips, pizza and drinks available for purchase). Drawing at 8 p.m. Need not be present to win. Sponsored by Fraternal and Veteran Organizations Rally and Friends / AMBUCS. All proceeds go to local charities.

When: Indoor, 1 to 4 p.m.; night, 7 to 10 p.m. March 10.

Where: Knights of Columbus, 310 Bryan Ave., Danville.

Cost: Registration fee, $5. 50/50 Raffle, $1 each or six for $5.

More info: Call 217-260-1983 or email michaelpuhr@comcast.net.

Future highlights

CUDO PLAYS GRAND EXHIBITION

What: A Board Game Expo showcasing locally-created board games. CUDO Plays biggest event of the year, the end of Season 5, and a celebration of C-U creativity. Games for all ages and skill levels. Awards given to exceptional games in eight different categories. Food and drinks for purchase.

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

Where:Broadway Food Hall, 401 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: cudoplays.com/event/grand-exhibition-3/ or email cudoplaysofficial@gmail.com.

35TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DINNER AND PERFORMANCE NIGHT

What:Featuring food from all over the world and entertaining performances from community and campus members in celebration of the diverse cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. March 11.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15 at the YMCA or online.

More info: universityymca.org/international-dinner or call 217-337-1500.

SCAVENGER HUNT FOR A CURE

What: Fundraiser for American Cancer Society. Clues lead you over Champaign, Urbana and Savoy. Participants are required to visit locations and take pictures. All members of the team in each picture. A prize for top three teams; bonus points for teams with team costumes, decorated cars and treats for the judges. Register by March 30.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. March 31. Winner announced at 5 p.m.; everybody must be back at the park and counted by 4:45 p.m.

Where: Meet at Hessel Park, Champaign, near the playground on the east side and return to same location — look for signs.

Cost: $15 each; total of four people on a team — four per car.

More info: Call 217-979-1504 or 217-714-4302 or email Jill@champaignrelay.org/

FILMS

Next week

SCIENCE ON SCREEN: A SERIES

What: Movie and Post-Screening Discussion led by an expert in a field related to the film's themes! March 5: "Empire of the Ants," featuring May Berenbaum, Professor and Head at the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois and Founder and Organizer of the Insect Fear Film Festival.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 5. The series is every Monday through March 12.

Where: The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St.

More info: Call 217-355-0068, thearttheater.org/science-screen-series/ or email info@thearttheater.org.

REEL DEALS

What: "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989). Rated PG. 99 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. March 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.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What:The movie will be a classic film featuring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara about a retired American boxer that returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. Call to reserve a seat.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. March 7.

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

Cost: Free.

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

RACE AND CULTURE FILM SERIES

What: "Snow Falling on Cedars." (1999). Rated PG-13. A community conversation will follow the film.

When: 7 p.m. March 9.

Where: McKinley Foundation Living Room, 809 S. Fifth St., C.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More info: Call 217-344-0297.

Future highlights

SCIENCE ON SCREEN: A SERIES

What: Movie and Post-Screening Discussion led by an expert in a field related to the film's themes! "Robot & Frank," featuring Amy LaViers, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois.

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

Where: The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St.

More info: Call 217-355-0068, thearttheater.org/science-screen-series/ or email info@thearttheater.org.

ASIALENS FILM SERIES

What: "Guangzhou Dream Factory" (2016). Ghana / China. 65 minutes. Directed by Christiane Badgley. Produced by Erica Marcus.Introduction and post-screening discussion.

When: 3 p.m. March 13

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

Cost: Free.

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

MOVIE

What: 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. March 16.

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

Cost: Free.

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Gone With the Wind" (1939). Rated G. 238 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. March 17.

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.

RACE AND CULTURE FILM SERIES

What: "Selena." (1997). Rated PG. A community conversation will follow the film.

When: 7 p.m. March 23.

Where: McKinley Foundation Living Room, 809 S. Fifth St., C.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More info: Call 217-344-0297.

REEL DEALS

What: "Shakespeare in Love" (1998). Rated R. 123 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. March 27 and 29.

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

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

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

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES: PATRICK SWAYZE DOUBLE-CHESTED FEATURE

What: "Ghost" (1990). Rated PG-13. 127 minutes. "Road House" (1989). Rated R. 114 minutes.

When: "Ghost" at 1 p.m. and "Road House" at 7 p.m. March 31.

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

Cost: $5, or $8 for both. Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

MUSIC

This weekend

VIENNA PIANO TRIO

What: Marquee Classical Mix Series. With Stefan Mendl, piano, David McCarroll, violin, and Matthias Gredler, cello.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$38.

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest Cindy Suttles Moore. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. March 2.

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

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

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

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Music of Destiny." Stacy Garrop, the Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, will have some of her music performed. Stefan Milenkovich will be featured violin soloist.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 2.

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.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSIC ALIVE READING SESSION

What: The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the selection of five finalists for the Overture Composition Competition. Meet the composers and see the process used to bring new orchestral music to life. The orchestra will rehearse and perform the composers' three-minute overtures. Come and vote for your favorite. CUSO Composer in Residence Stacy Garrop will introduce the composers and lead a question-and-answer session.

When:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 3.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-9139, cusymphony.org or email music@cusymphony.org.

VINO & VIBES

What: With Ben Bedford, singer-songwriter and storyteller. Bedford establishes himself as a songwriter in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie.

When:3 to 5 p.m. March 3.

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

Cost: Free music.

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

HEYWORTH COUNTRY OPRY

What: Bill Robison and the Horizon Band. Special guest is Ron Devore. Concessions available.

When:6 p.m. March 3.

Where: Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St.

Cost:$10.

More info:Call 309-261-9725.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring The Neverly Brothers (rock 'n' roll). 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: Tickets $10.

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

ILLINI STRINGS

What: The Illini Strings performs music from the classics to music written in the 21st century. Musicians in the orchestra are comprised of non-music majors from all across the Illinois campus.

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

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.

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET

What: Sunday Salon Series — Emerging Artistry. This youthful string quartet from California was the grand prize winner of the M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition 2016.

When: 3 p.m. March 4.

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.PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIESWhat: "Winds of March" concert. Celebrate the end of winter by joining us for a spring concert by the Parkland Concert Band and the Parkland Orchestra.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. March 4.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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.

LADY LEGENDS BENEFIT CONCERT

What: An evening of song and musical stylings. Headliner Kathy Hardin has invited her friends, Michele Osterbur Smith, Lori Simon, Joni Dreyer, Dody Cosmedy, Chrissy Sparks, and Cindy Peddycoart, to perform their favorite songs for evening benefiting the American Cancer Society/Coaches Vs. Cancer 2018 campaign. Each will sing solo and together during the performance. An all star band will back up these legends.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. March 6.

Where: City Center, 505 S. Chestnut St., C.

Cost: Tickets $30.

More info: citycenterchampaign.com/event/1648510 or call 217-369-9415.

DANÚ: A ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION

What: Hailing from counties Waterford, Dublin, Donegal and Cork, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their concerts feature high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

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

Where: Dvorak Concert 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.

CAMPUS BAND, UNIVERSITY BAND, AND HINDSLEY SYMPHONIC BAND

What: UI School of Music. These traditional bands include strong players who perform music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions, and modern pieces.

When: 3 p.m. March 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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With The Jaybirds (jazz and blues standards, with a dash of pop), and try a new wine.When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 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.

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by Sam Gingher. 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. March 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.

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What:"Beethoven's Apotheosis of the Dance." An all-Beethoven concert, featuring Ian Hobson, piano.

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

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.

PRAIRIE BREEZES PRESENTS THE TRANSIT BRASS TRIO

What: The group features Robert Sears (trumpet), Jessica Pearce (french horn), and Ben Carrasquillo (trombone). Performing new compositions and arrangements is a tradition of all Transit Brass concerts.

When:11:15 to 11:45 a.m. March 10.

Where:The Urbana Free Library, Children's Services, ground floor, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-4069.

JOHN TIBBS

What: Christian music entertainer. A Hoopeston Save the Lorraine Foundation fundraising event. Help us save and restore the historic Lorraine Theatre.

When: 6 p.m. March 10.

Where:Lorraine Theatre, 324 E. Main St., Hoopeston.

Cost: Tickets $15 at the door.

More info:Email info@savethelorraine.com or call 217-304-7590 or http://www.facebook.com/SaveTheLorraine/.

'BROADWAY BACKWARDS'

What: Broadway Backwards is a fundraiser for Twin City Theatre Company and Broadway Cares. The male cast members sing Broadway show tunes originally performed by women, and the ladies perform songs traditionally sung by men. Silent auctions and more.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $20, also at the door.

More info: Call 217-419-6058, twincitytheatreco.com or email twincitysquared@gmail.com.

STAATSKAPELLE WEIMAR

What:One of the oldest orchestras in the world and one of Germany's leading ensembles. They will be joined by violinist Valeriy Sokolov. Marquee Great Hall Series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$49.

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

'MOSTLY MOZART: A CONCERT IN MEMORY OF LOU MERVIS'

What: An intimate chamber music experience featuring the Danville Symphony Orchestra principal harp and flute players, and honoring the memory of one of DSO's founding fathers, Louis Mervis. Limited seating.

When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 10.

Where: Ridgeview Baptist Church, 3838 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $5-$35.

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

Future highlights

MITCH ALTMAN

What: The Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence. Altman, a San Francisco-based hacker and inventorpresents "Making way cool sounds & music: Basics of Digital Signal Processing" class and jam. Learn the basics, and understand how to make way cool noise, sound and music with microcontrollers. Bring a sound-making machine with you and demo and jam afterward. Open to anyone.

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

When: South Rec Room, Unit One/Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, U.

More info: Call 217-333-1100 or http://www.housing.illinois.edu/Living-Options/Living-Learning-Communities/Unit-One/guests-in-residence/mitch-altman-2018.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: "Ides of March" Concert by Parkland Wind Ensemble and Parkland Chamber Singers.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. March 11.

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

Cost: Free.

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

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel 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. March 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.

ZAKIR HUSSAIN, TABLA

What:With Rakesh Chaurasia, bansuri (bamboo flute). Together, Hussain and Chaurasia will celebrate Indian classical music in a program of exquisite mastery. Marquee Big Mix Series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$40.

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

UI STEEL BANDS

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

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION GOLD MEDALIST

What:A recital will be given by the Gold Medal winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition,Yekwon Sunwoo, the first Korean to win this prestigious competition. Marquee Classical Mix Series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$38.

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

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Matt Avery Trio (jazz standards). The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music. The Beckman Institute Café is open for lunch during the concerts.

When: 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. March 15.

Where: Atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U.

More info: Email communications@beckman.illinois.edu or http://beckman.illinois.edu/events/calendars/thursday-concerts.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. March 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.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: BEN BEDFORD

What: An afternoon of folk music with musician and story teller Ben Bedford.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070 or champaign.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. March 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.

DWIGHT YOAKAM WITH BRANDY CLARK

What:Acclaimed singer-songwriter Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner.

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

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

Cost: Reserved tickets, $49.50-$125. Additional $6 per ticket service charges (online only).

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

JUPITER STRING QUARTET

What: The group consists of violinist Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough. They are Artists-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where they maintain private studios and head the string chamber music program.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$16.

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With the New Budapest Orpheum Society, and try a new wine. The eight-member ensemble from the University of Chicago juxtaposes songs unearthed from concentration camps and ghettos of World War II. With popular and political songs from the cabaret stage and Jewish cinema, this group commemorates one of the most powerful moments of modern music history.

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 29.

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.

ROCHELLE SENNET, PIANO

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 29.

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.

'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC

What:With special guest, Emo Philip. Yankovic brings his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour to Champaign. For the first time, the musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog.

When: 8 p.m. March 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $39-$89; VIP, $279. Additional $6 processing fee applied (online only).

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

I-PAN STEEL DRUM BAND

What:Immerse yourself in the sunny sounds of Trinidad and Tobago (Calypso and Soca music), performed on steel drums by students from the University of Illinois School of Music. For kids and their families.

When:3 to 4 p.m. March 31.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or champaign.org/

EILEEN GANNON AND BERNADETTE NIC GABHANN

What: Piper's Hut Concert. House concert and potluck. Seating is very limited. Reservations are required.

When: 7 p.m. March 31.

Where: near downtown, Champaign.

Cost:Tickets $10 and $20.

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

JIM PUGH, JAZZ TROMBONE

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

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.

ILLINOIS MODERN ENSEMBLE

What: University of Illinois School of Music ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music. .

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

ROBIN TROWER

What: Heralded as one of the most influential guitar players to come out of the 1960s British blues rock scene, Trower is known for both his incredible talent as a guitar player and his inspirational style of soloing.

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

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

Cost: Reserved tickets, $49.50 and $69.50 . Additional $5 processing fee applied (online only).

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

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY AND ALISON KRAUSS

What: Together Live.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets $26.50-$246.50 plus fees.

More info: statefarmcenter.com/events or call 866-455-4641 or 217-333-3470.

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, March 1 through April 5. Except March 22.

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. West Coast Swing lesson, 7 p.m.Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. March 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 Patt and Possum with caller, Jonathan Sivier. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

COUNTRY DANCING

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

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

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

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

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

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, March 6-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.

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. March 9.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

Future highlights

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 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 Rare Privilege with caller, Kristi Emilsson. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

TANGO AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

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

When: 1 to 4 p.m. March 17.

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

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

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

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by Rare Privilege. 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: 7 to 10 p.m. March 17.

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. Class demos.Open dancing.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. March 30.

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 Too Old to Be Controlled with caller, Jim Hemphill. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. March 30.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

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. March 31.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: A Push4Art event, where we will feature a variety of arts and student artists, all at the touch of a button, and try a new wine. Push4Art is an arts initiative focused on partnering the Krannert Center with student talent to create spontaneous pop-up performances.

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

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. March 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.

STUDIO DANCE ONE

What: Dance at Illinois. Emerging choreographic artists and master of fine arts candidates present their work, features two programs.

When: 7 and 9 p.m. March 1-3.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$17.

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

RON WHITE

What:Ron 'Tater Salad' White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the 'Blue Collar Comedy' phenomenon, makes his return to Champaign with his new stand-up show. For mature audiences.

When: 8 p.m. March 1.

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

Cost: Tickets $45-$55. Additional $2 processing fee applied (online only). VIP packages, $135 and $250.

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

PAIGE HERNANDEZ: LINER NOTES

What: Hernandez and collaborators Baye Harrell, Akua Allrich and Kris Funn's Corner Store Jazz Quintet fuse live music, poetry, theatre and a multimedia design into an electrifying performance.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 2.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

ILLINOIS THEATRE - FABULOUS AT FIFTY!

What:All alumni are invited to mark the 50th Anniversary of Illinois Theatre. Events include a welcome reception, Twelfth Night Production, Alumni Design Exhibition and KCPA Tours, Bernie Works Tribute, Alumni Blitz (20 slides/20 seconds), Happy Hour, Student Cabaret in Armory Free Theatre, alumni-led workshops and performances.

When: Starting at 6 p.m. March 3, 10 a.m. March 4 and 9 a.m. March 5.

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

More info: Email clfeely@illinois.edu, theatre.illinois.edu or news-gazette.com/calendar.

WINTER TALES: AMERICAN INDIAN STORYTELLING

What: Annual family concert. The 2018 featured teller is SleepyEye LaFromboise of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Tonawanda Seneca tribes. His work centers on Native American youth empowerment through cultural and spiritual sustainment. He applies storytelling through song, prayer, and teaching as the tool for all.

When:1 to 2:15 p.m. March 4.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-244-3355 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES FUNDRAISER

What:An evening of celebration, worship and laughter featuring comedian Michael Jr. For adults only. Tickets for this event are not available from The Virginia Theatre.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. March 4.

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

Cost:There's no cost to attend, but there will be an opportunity to partner financially with the ministry.

More info: http://illinilandfca.org/victory-night or call 217-480-7903.

Next week

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP WITH SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Layla and Majnun," a classic story of love, re-amagined.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$43.

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

THE SECOND CITY

What: Presents "Look Both Ways Before Talking."Sit back and laugh at their latest comedy improv revue. The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy's best and brightest.

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

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

Cost:Reserved tickets, $18.50-$32.50; additional $3 online processing fee applied.

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

Future highlights

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT

What: Volume 26 of Champaign-Urbana Design Organization's showcase for local creativity. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.Music by DJ Shane Canefield. Possible mature content, 18+ recommended.

When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8:20 p.m. March 24.

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

Cost: Admission, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Additional per-ticket service charges $2 (online only).

More info: http://thecudo.org/pecha-kucha-app/,facebook.com/pechakuchaCU, http://thecudo.org/portfolio/pechakucha-night/ or email pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org.

TAO: DRUM HEART

What:The performers who take the stage for TAO are both highly trained athletes and highly expressive artists. TAO's modern, high-energy performances showcase the ancient art of Japanese drumming combining ultra-physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, dynamic choreography, and innovative visuals.

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

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. March 29.

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.

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. March 30.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

POETRY READING WITH CU POETRY

What:Kick off National Poetry Month with a community poetry reading hosted by CU Poetry. Bring a poem you're working on to read to the group and gain valuable constructive criticism. For adults.

When: 7 to 8 p.m. April 3.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-403-2070 or champaign.org.

GEMS & JEWELS

What: The Champaign Park District's Dance Arts program proudly presents a new ballet. The performance will include Irish, Tap, and Contemporary dance sections as well as Ballet. Music and choreographic themes have been taken from George Balanchine's ballet entitled Jewels.

When: 7 p.m. April 7 and 2 p.m. April 8.

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

Cost: Tickets $10. Additional $2 processing fee applied (online only).

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

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY

What: A mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets $39-$58 plus fees plus fees.

More info: statefarmcenter.com/events or call 866-455-4641 or 217-333-3470.

THEATER

This weekend

'THE GLASS MENAGERIE'

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

Where: 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.

'SILENT SKY'

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

When: 8 p.m. 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.

'TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL'

What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. A lively, timeless comedy by Shakespeare.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 1-3, 8-10, and 3 p.m. March 11. Post-performance talkback, March 8. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. March 3, 2 p.m. March 22.

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

Cost: Tickets $8-$25. Dessert and Conversation, $7, includes dessert.

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

'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU'

What: Presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $12.50.

More info: cutc.org, email manager@cutc.org, call 352-4085 or facebook.com/cutheatreco/

Next week

DISNEY'S 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' MUSICAL

What:Presented by Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School chorus department. Beauty and the Beast is based on the Academy Award-winning Disney animated film and includes all the characters and songs from the film, in addition to new songs written for the Broadway show.

When:7 p.m. March 9 and 10.

Where:Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School, gymnasium, 815 N. Church St., Gibson City.

More info:Call 217-784-4278 or email walker-steidinger.cathy@gcmsk12.org.

'THE HOBBIT'

What: Presented by Creative Dramatics Workshop.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 10, 2:30 p.m. March 11, 7:30 p.m. March 16 and 17, 2:30 p.m. March 18.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$10.

More info: homeroperahouse.com, call 217-688-2395 or 217-493-6175, facebook.com/The-Creative-Dramatics-Workshop-at-The-Homer-Opera-House-115194891847412.

'SHOW ME WHAT'S ON'

What: Presented by Stagestruck, a new Theatre Company, that produces shows for children ages 2nd grade to high school. Their first show, a collection of TV and movie parodies, is being dedicated in the memory of Dan Foss.

When: 2 and 7 p.m. March 10, and 3 p.m. March 11.

Where: Vintage Villains, 126 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

More info: Call 217-213-1571 or 217-213-4548.

'THE SOUND OF MUSIC'

What:Presented by The High School of St. Thomas More.

When:7 p.m. March 8 and 9, and 2 and 7 p.m. March 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$10, children 5 and younger are free.

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

Future highlights

'BARBECUE'

What: Illinois Theatre. New comedy by Robert O'Hara. Directed by the Goodman Theatre's Chuck Smith. Post-performance Talkback on April 5.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 29-31, April 4-7, and 3 p.m. April 8.

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.

'MEMPHIS'

What: Parkland Theatre. Filled with high-energy numbers, this musical won four 2010 Tony awards, including Best Musical.

When:7:30 p.m. April 5-7, 13, 14, 3 p.m. April 15, 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 21; 3 p.m. April 22.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$16; group (20 or more), $12; opening night is half-price.

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

'NUNSENSE II: THE SECOND COMING'

What: Presented by Twin City Theatre Company.

When:7 p.m. March 16 and 17, 2 p.m. March 18, 7 p.m. March 22-24, 2 p.m. March 25.

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

Cost: Tickets $20, also at the door.

More info: Call 217-419-6058, twincitytheatreco.com or email twincitysquared@gmail.com.

'SHE KILLS MONSTERS'

What:Charleston Alley Theatre. By Qui Nguyen.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 22-24, 2 p.m. March 25, 7:30 p.m. March 29-31, and 2 p.m. April 1.

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

Cost: General admission, $10; free or reduced priced tickets for those financially unable to pay.

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

GROWING UP WILD: PINT-SIZED SCIENCE

What: An out program for preschoolers ages 2-6 and their parents/grandparents to learn as we play in nature. This program will let children embrace their inner scientist as we create our own experiments. Dress for the weather. Register by Feb. 28.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. March 1.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: $5.

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

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY

What: March program on "State of the Parks: Restoration projects at the Urbana Park District" by Matthew Balk, Natural Areas Coordinator, Urbana Park District. He will walk about some of the past, ongoing, and future projects to look forward to. Light refreshments will be served.

When:7 p.m. March 1.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:champaigncountyaudubon.org or email mail.champaigncountyaudubon.org

NATURE PLAY PRE K: PINT-SIZED SCIENCE

What: An out program for preschoolers ages 2-6 and their parents/grandparents to learn as we play in nature. This program will let children embrace their inner scientist as we create our own experiments. Dress for the weather. Register by Feb. 28.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. March 2.

Where:Natural Playscape, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $5.

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

NATURE PLAY FOR KIDS

What:Ages 3 and up with adult. Naturalist-led themed activities outdoors except in cases of severe weather. Drop-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged to have enough supplies for everyone; call to let us know you are coming. Themes explored depend on what current events are happening in nature at the time and are announced the week before each program.

When:10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, March 2-April 13.

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

Cost:Donation, $5/child.

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

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 March 2.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 3.

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.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS ORCHID SOCIETY

What: Annual Spring show and sale, featuring member plant displays, plant sales, raffle, repotting seminars throughout the day.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3.

Where: Hessel Park Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Ave.

Cost: Free admission.

More info:Call 217-369-4086 or email Info@ciorchidsociety.org.

INSECT PETTING ZOO

What:Come and bug out with The UIUC Entomology Graduate Student Association's Insect Petting Zoo. Interact with and learn about a variety of interesting and amazing insects. Some of the insects you might see include: Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Chilean rose hair tarantulas, blue death feigning beetles, eastern lubber grasshoppers, Arizona hairy scorpions, and more.

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

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

Cost: Free.

C More info: all 217-403-2030 or champaign.org.

SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS

What:Walk with Champaign County Audubon Society leaders and search for birds in Busey Woods and Crystal Lake. All skill levels are welcome (under 15 years with supervising adult). Learn basic bird-watching and identification techniques. Bring binoculars or borrow one from the center with a refundable credit card deposit of $15 (pick up, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday).

When:7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, March 4 through May 27.

Where:Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.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.

BEAR AND THE UNRELIABLE BESTIARY

What:This one-man show is part storytelling, part cinematic documentation, part TEDtalk. BEAR is the fourth performance in Deke Weaver's life-long project, The Unreliable Bestiary. BEAR includes storytelling, interwoven videos of animals and habitats, researched data, music, dance, and visual arts installations. Weaver's pieces represent a tiny sliver of our current catastrophic loss of biodiversity.

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

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

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

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

WOODCOCK WALK

What:Join us in a search for the elusive wood snipe, AKA the American Woodcock, as the males perform their amazing courtship display at dusk. A short presentation will be followed by a hike to look for the sky dancers.All ages. Register by March 7.

When: 7 to 8 p.m. March 9.

Where:Meet at the Buffalo Trace Prairie parking lot on Rt. 47 / N. Lombard across the street from the Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

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

VERMILION COUNTY MASTER GARDENER 2018 GARDEN DAY

What:The annual Workshop and Spring Festival includes speakers, vendors, a hot lunch, silent auction and raffle baskets and door prizes. Spring Festival is open to the public at no charge. Fee for speakers and lunch.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10.

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

Cost: Registration fee $25 for speakers, lunch and a bag filled with garden goodies.

More info: Call 217-442-8615, email jhanraha@illinois.edu or https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17856.

WOODCOCK WALK

What:Join us in a search for the elusive wood snipe, AKA the American Woodcock, as the males perform their amazing courtship display at dusk. A short presentation will be followed by a hike to look for the sky dancers.All ages. Register by March 8.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

SPRING SENSATIONS NIGHT HIKE

What: All ages (under age 15 with registered adult). Experience the sights, sounds and smells of spring's arrival during a nighttime hike through Busey Woods. Finish the night with hot chocolate and snacks around the campfire. In the event of rain, it may be rescheduled.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 16.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., and Busey Woods, Urbana.

Cost: $9, resident, $14, nonresident, by March 2, $11 and $17 by March 9.

More info:Call 217-367-1544 or 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org/programs/nature-programs.

CANADA GEESE: FRIEND OR FOE?

What:Age 15 and up. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, they have made an incredible rebound in the last 60 years. Join us to learn about their recovery, why they no longer migrate in the winter, and what communities and the Urbana Park District are doing to prevent them from overpopulating.

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

Where:Lake House, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana.

Cost:Free.

More info:urbanaparks.org/programs/nature-programs.

WOODCOCK WALK

What:All ages (under 15 with adult). Discover the secret life of the bird with the upside-down brain during a guided twilight stroll. Witness why this bird has so many other intriguing names like Labrador Twister, Pop-eyed Shot Dodger and Mud Snipe. Bring a pair of binoculars if you have them. We will hike through muddy and non-paved surfaces. Please, no strollers.Call by March 20 if you plan on attending.

When:7 to 8 p.m. March 21.

Where:Meadowbrook Interpretive Center, Meadowbrook Park, 2808 S. Race St., U.

Cost:Free.

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

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Inc. See the stars and planets through their telescopes. A new observatory building was recently completed to accommodate the increasing number of guests. Use the newly refurbished primary dome instrument, a 16 primary diameter mirror Cassegrain telescope. Canceled in the event of bad weather, including cloudy skies.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. March 24.

Where: CUAS Observatory, southwest of Champaign, south of Monticello Road on County Road 700 E.; located about 2 miles south west of Willard Airport.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email cuas@cuas.org or cuas.org.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Kids @ Krannert. Creative activities for families and children ages 3-8, including scavenger hunts, papercraft, pretend play, and more.

When: 10 a.m. March 3.

Where: All galleries and café, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

What: Spring 2018 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: 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: Artifact Encounters. Mini-tours of exhibits and collections, hands-on artifacts, and new multicultural board games.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 4.

Exhibits, "Cahokia's Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink, and the Underworld" through May 20; and "Knowledge at Work: 150 Years of the University of Illinois" through Dec. 21.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and university holidays.

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

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

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: "Annual Town & County Amateur Art Exhibition & Blackhawk Park Exhibition."

When:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through March 16.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 217-466-8130.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: A new temporary exhibit, "Going for Gold" through the end of April, highlights Champaign County's connections with the Winter Olympics including in-depth looks at the careers of Champaign natives Bonnie Blair and Katherine Reutter. 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: Art reception for "Glen Raymond Middle School Student Art Exhibit." Art Instructor, Kay Devine.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. March 4. Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays. Through April.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: Call 815-432-2215.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Springtime Herb Garden for Kids. Children will learn about herbs, how to use them in recipes, and will plant herb seeds in containers they create. Register by March 2.

When: 12:30 to 2 p.m. March 3. Starting March 1, museum is open very day, 1 to 5 p.m.

What: A Lil' History: Little Friends on the Prairie. Preschoolers will learn all about what happens in the spring through hands-on activities, dress up, and story time. A chance for parents/guardians to actively engage with children as they explore history. Register by March 7.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. March 8.

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

Cost: Herb garden program, $3 per child. History program, $5 per child.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: Night at the Museum: Amazing Animals. A drop-off event for children ages 4-12 years old. Children get to spend time after-hours at the museum, playing in their favorite exhibits and enjoying staff-led activities. Activities with our resident reptiles and critters.! A pizza dinner will be provided.

Where: 5 to 8 p.m. March 10.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

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

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/145410236088467/, orpheumkids.com, email info@orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"From Russia with Love: John Garvey's Russian Folk Orchestra, 2017 American Music Month Exhibit."

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. Through Sept. 3.

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.

What: Art Lab! A chance to explore with art. Different projects each week. All ages. Free for members and free with admission.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, March 2 through Oct. 26.

Where: 142 Lincoln Square, U.

Cost: Admission, $5. Children under 2, free. Art Lab is free for members and free with admission.

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

James B. Kaler Science Lecture Series: "Big Data, Precision Medicine, and Cancer Research," 7 p.m. March 2, by Dr. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, assistant professor in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Main feature:"Out There!," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 2-April 28.

Children's feature: "In My Backyard," 7 p.m. Saturdays, March 3-April 7.

Sky show:"Winter Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, March 9."Spring Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, March 16, April 13-27.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6. Presentation, $5. Lecture, $2.

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

EXHIBITS

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, "Drama of Black and White- Pen and Ink Drawings of Hua Nian."

When:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed holidays. Through March 30.

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.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from four Champaign schools: Kenwood Elementary (Jill Kjorlien), Westview Elementary (Amy Johnson), and Centennial and Central High Schools (Rachel Kinney).

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, first floor. And 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Through May. Closed holidays.

Where: Main library on the east wall of the children's area, and in the FriendShop Bookstore, 200 W. Green St.

Where: 200 W. Green St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070 or champaign.org.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: Opening day for the Veteran's Exhibit.

When: March 2. Open, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. Through March 29.

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

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

40 POINT ONE

What: Find out more about the Boneyard Arts Festival at the Boneyard Mingle held in conjunction with the opening reception for "PLURAL," a juried show that features work with more than one dimension, more than one medium, more than one part, or more than one artist.

When:5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 1. Open, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through April 27.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Email kwhite@40north.org.

GIERTZ GALLERY AT PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "The ART of Illustration," featuring the work of artists from around the world.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday;. Closed Fridays and Sundays. Through March 27.

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: 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. Tuesday through Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. To visit on a 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 "Ninth Annual - The Eric Show" presented by 40 North.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 1. Open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Through March 29.

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": "Seckel Pears," oil on panel by Sara Jahn; "Improved (But Not New)," digital photograph by Melissa Mitchell; "Earth Scape," blockprint fabric, water based textile ink by Lara Orr; and "Phases," woodcut print by Erica Stark, the artists chosen to be featured inside all MTD buses.

When: All day, every day. Through April 30.

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.

LINK GALLERY

What:8 to Create Live Art Event. A live art event with 8 featured artists who have 8 hours to create a piece of work. 8 artists. 8 hours. 8 pieces. 8 to create. Come stop by and watch artists at their craft.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a reception at 6:30 p.m., March 10.

Where: Inside the Art & Design building, 408 E. Peabody Drive, C.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/482571848806178/, http://publish.illinois.edu/8tocreate/ or email emmasielaff@gmail.com.

MURPHY GALLERY

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

When: 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: "2018 Undergraduate All Student Show," through March 18, Main Galleries; "On View: The Way We Were," Brainard Gallery; and "David Jien Time Will Tell," eGallery.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through May 20.

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.

UI LIBRARY

What: Exhibition, "Designed, Displayed, & Discarded: Ephemeral Printing in Alton, Illinois, 1835-1855," 3 p.m., with guest speakers, Adam Doskey and Krista Gray.

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

Where:The Ellen and Nirmal Chatterjee Exhibition Gallery in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 217-333-3777.

GALLERIES

ART COOP INC.

What: Opening reception for the art exhibition, "Small Works by Artisans 10+."Exhibiting artists are Sandra Batzli, Cindy Carlson, Sandy Hynds, Judy Jones, Ann McDowell, Dot Replinger, Ann Rund, Bonnie Switzer, and Gayle Tilford.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 2. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through March 31.

Where: Art Coop Inc., 150 Lincoln Square, U.

More info: Call 217-417-1304 or 217-352-4562.

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Matters of the Heart," new photos by Natalie Jackson O'Neal and Scotland Brown.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through March 3.

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, March 10-April 21, 2018.

Where: Inside Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana.

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

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: More than 30 crafters and 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, March 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.