Entertainment listings, April 5-12, 2018

Entertainment listings, April 5-12, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

BROCTON RED BARN MARKET

What: The 18th annual Antiques and Crafts Show. A juried show with more than 50 vendors. Food available.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7.

Where: Red Barn, Brocton. Located on Illinois 49, 5 miles south of U.S. 36 or 5 miles north of Illinois 133.

Cost: Admission $3; free parking. Children under 12 free with adult.

More info: broctonil.org or call 217-385-2450.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: April, celebrating Earth Month with sustainable businesses. Tastes and treats, wellness specials, family fun, games, art shows, dining and live music at various locations, complimentary Sustainability Tours at 6 and 7 p.m. at Riggs; music with Bones Jugs at The Urbana Free Library and check out Cinema Gallery. Check Facebook for details.

When: 4 to 9 p.m. April 6.

Where: downtown Urbana.

More info: Imbibe Urbana - Home | Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ImbibeUrbanaIL, facebook/UrbanaFirstFridays/April or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

ELEVENTH ANNUAL disABILITY RESOURCE EXPO

What:More than 100 exhibitors will share information and answer questions about available resources for all types of disabilities. Entertainment includes Charles Joseph Smith, classical pianist; Sounds of Music / Penguin Project; Kevin Elliott, guitarist; Charles Joseph Smith, classical pianist. The expo also features drawings, and activities for children including inflatables, balloon animals, face painting, games, books, and lots of prizes.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7.

Where:The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-356-9176.

13TH ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL

What:Participants bake, cook or otherwise create dishes inspired by fiction or non-fiction literary works or characters. All entries will be displayed, judged and consumed. Sponsored by the University Library at the UI and Common Ground Food Co-op.

When: Public viewing begins, 11:30 a.m.; Awards ceremony, noon; consumption of entries, 12:30 p.m. April 7.

Where: Lincoln Square Mall (201 Lincoln Square), 300 S. Broadway, U.

More info: http://go.illinois.edu/ediblebooks, facebook.com/CUEdibleBooks, email schrstn@illinois.edu or call 217-333-3292.

THE 36TH ANNUAL MODEL TRAIN SHOW

What: Midwest Central Railroad Club. Some 30 dealers selling model railroad equipment, historical societies, operating train layouts from N Scale to O Scale including live steam, and a rail car ride for kids.

When:10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8.

Where:Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 217-552-6514, email rickschro1@gmail.com or call 217-469-2793, email bjstikkers@sbcglobal.net.

ROYALTEA PARTY

What:Fundraiser for American Cancer Society. Magical and Memorable for your Little Princess and/or Prince, and all their friends. Refreshments, crafts, singing and dancing, a royal procession, picture taken with royalty for a keepsake, costume encouraged but not required, and more.

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

Where:Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Cost:Children age 10 and younger, $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Adults, $4 in advance, $5 at the door. American Girl Dolls Raffle tickets, $1, $5 for six, $10 for 13.

More info:Call 217-979-1504, email jill@champaignrelay.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/185613915374437/.

TRAXXAS MONSTER TRUCK TOUR

What: Amazing freestyle action. Monster Trucks: Skully, Crania, X-Maxx, General Hazzard and Mudy Girl. Meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party. Ride on-board a real Monster Truck during the Pit Party and Intermission.

When: 7 p.m. April 7. Pit party, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Advance tickets, adults starting at $26.50, kids 2-11 at $15.50. Additional fees may be applied. Children under 2 are free. Prices go up day of show.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

WORLDFEST

What: The museum's 12th annual celebration of performing arts from around the world and hands-on crafts. Performances by Los Guapos (folk and popular music traditions of Latin America), Parisa Karimi and Ardavan Ardeshirilajimi (music traditions of Iran) and Mama Edie Armstrong (multicultural folktales). Also, a craft for all ages will be offered so you can take home a souvenir.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 8.

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

Cost: Suggested donation, $5.

More info: Call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

Next week

EDUCATION JUSTICE PROJECT SECOND ANNUAL IMPACT CELEBRATION

What: The celebration will feature a live musical performance from "Almost A," dinner, guest speakers, and awards ceremony. This is a family-friendly event complete with a children's activity area. Register or make donations at https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/7958700.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 10.

Where: iHotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

Cost: No entrance fee. Donations are encouraged to help Education Justice Project programs.

More info:Call 217-300-5150 or info@educationjustice.net or http://www.educationjustice.net.

MCKINLEY HEALTH CENTER'S 25TH ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR

What: Held by Special Populations' Student Health Concerns Committee at the UI to promote general wellness among the diverse University of Illinois student population and Champaign-Urbana community. Free screenings and services, informational booths, vendors, DJ, interactive performances, raffle and door prizes.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11.

Where:Room A, B, & C, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

More info:https://mckinleyspecialpopulations.wordpress.com/BONEYARD ARTS FESTIVALWhat: A four-day event showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in the community. Presented annually every spring by 40 North | 88 West. The Boneyard, more than a traditional arts walk, is a unique countywide celebration showcasing the art of Champaign County. Visual artists join performers in sharing their creativity at a variety of venues.

When: April 12-15.

Where: Over 90 venues in Champaign, Urbana, University of Illinois campus, Rantoul, Homer, Mahomet, St. Joseph and Sidney. UI Campus, April 12; Champaign and Urbana, April 13 and 14; Out and About Champaign County, April 15 .

More info: boneyardartsfestival.org/ or 40North.org.

DACC AG DAY 2018

What: A variety of events for children and adults, including farmers. A barnyard petting zoo, pedal tractor pulls for the children, tractors and farm equipment displays, and a tour of the DACC Greenhouse. A pork barbecue sandwich luncheon will be served in Mary Miller Gym. Presented by Danville Area Community College Ag Club, area agricultural organizations, businesses and individuals.

When: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 12. Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Danville Area Community College campus, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Free admission. Luncheon, 50 cents.

More info:Schools bringing classes should call 217-443-8768 to make reservations.

14TH ANNUAL CUNNINGHAM CHILDREN'S HOME'S FESTIVAL OF QUILTS

What:Collection of show quilts, a silent auction and quilt boutique, gift shop, bake sale and Patchwork Cafe. Speakers: Marie Samuel on "A Trunk Show of Eco-Art Collage Quilts," 11 a.m. April 13; and Cynthia Cossu and Harris Gosselin, owners of Threads of Time in Danville, on "Threads and Needles and Machines. Oh My!," 11 a.m. April 14. All proceeds benefit youths served by Cunningham.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 and 14.

Where: Cunningham Children's Home Spiritual Life Center, 1301 N. Cunningham Ave., U.

Cost: $5 donation for tickets, available at the door.

More info: Call 217-337-9074, cunninghamhome.org or email cch@cunninghamhome.org.

Future highlights

AMISH COUNTRY SPRING QUILT SHOW

What: Amish handcrafted quilts, competition, exhibit and auction quilts, quilt vendors with materials and supplies. Quilts are displayed every day. Quilt auction on Saturday. Quilt classes, quilt/needlecraft and other vendors at the show itself and other displays downtown in the Gazebo Annex.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 and 20, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21.

Where: Otto Center, just south of downtown Arthur.

Cost: Quilt show admission, $5.

More info:Call 217-543-224,2 or arthurfestivals.com.

EIU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES' CELEBRATION: A FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

What: A multi-cultural event featuring the two-day Art Show, a wide array of arts activities including outdoor and indoor stages with live music performances, theatre presentations, children's art activities, exhibitions, food vendors and more. Rain or shine.

When: April 20-22. Art Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22.

Where: Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston.

Cost: Festival admission and parking are free.

More info:eiu.edu/festival/, call 217-581-8513 or email decrews@eiu.edu.

FILMS

This weekend

MOVIES ON THE MAINSTAGE

What: "The Post." Rated PG-13. 115 minutes. Concessions available.

When:7 p.m. April 6, 2 and 7 p.m. April 7.

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

ASIALENS FILM SERIES

What: "Drawing The Tiger" (2016). U.S./Nepal. 96 minutes. Directed and produced by Amy Benson, Scott Squire and Ramyata Limbu. Introduction and post-screening discussion.

When: 3 p.m. April 10.

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Singin' in the Rain" (1927). Rated G. 103 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. April 14.

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

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

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

Future highlights

20TH ANNUAL ROGER EBERT'S FILM FESTIVAL

What: Hosted by Chaz Ebert. "The Fugitive" (1993) . Guest directors include Ava DuVernay and her film, "The 13th" (2016), Amma Asante with her film "Belle" (2014), and Julie Dash with her film "Daughters of the Dust" (1991). Additional films "The Big Lebowski" (1998), "Interstellar" (2014), "Selena" (1997), "Columbus" (2017), "American Splendor" (2003), "Rambling Rose" (1991), "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World" (2017), "A Page of Madness" (1926), along with additional guests and a schedule of screenings and other events. Festival guests appear onstage for Q&As after their respective films.

When: April 18-22.

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

Cost:Festival passes, $150. Tickets for individual movies will be available April 2, $13 and $15.

More info: ebertfest.com or call 217-356-9063.

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. April 20.

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

Cost: Free.

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

RACE AND CULTURE FILM SERIES

What: "The Other Son." 2012 (France). English subtitled. Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. As he is preparing to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents' biological son, and that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yacine, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. A community conversation after the film.

When: 7 p.m. April 20.

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

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More info: Call 217-344-0297.

MOVIES ON THE MAINSTAGE

What: "Maze Runner Death Cure." Rated PG-13. 142 minutes. Concessions available.

When:7 p.m. April 20, 2 and 7 p.m. April 21.

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.

RACE AND CULTURE FILM SERIES

What:El Norte ('The North'). 1984 (USA). English subtitled. Rated R. 141 minutes. Drama. Mayan Indian teenage siblings manage to escape the massacre of their village by the Guatemalan army and decide to start a new life in El Norte — the USA. A community conversation after the film.

When: 7 p.m. April 27.

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: "The Help" (2011). Rated PG-13. 146 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. May 8 and 10.

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

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

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "My Darling Clementine" (1946). Rated G. 97 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. May 12.

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

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

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

MUSIC

This weekend

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: In celebration of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, Krannert Center is partnering with the Graduate College and Music Graduate Students Association (MUGS) for this week's Uncorked event. This week's music features Joey Glassman, marimba, Crystal Rebone Jazz Ensemble. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. April 5.

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.

JUPITER STRING QUARTET

What: With Timothy Ehlen, piano. Marquee Classical.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. April 6.

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.

LISTENING PARTY AND CONVERSATION

What: With Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, with backgrounds in performance and underground music, and Maryam Kashani, assistant professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies, along with other faculty and invited guests. Paid in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. April 6.

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

Cost:Free.

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

FIRST FRIDAYS: FAMILY CONCERT WITH BONE JUGS

What: Bones Jugs presents an eclectic spin on American styles from bluegrass to ragtime. The band may feature xylophone, banjo, guitar, upright bass, jug, bones, clarinet, kazoos, whistles, horns, and washboard.

When: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. April 6.

Where: Urbana Free Library, The Busey-Mills Reading Room (first floor). 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4069 or urbanafree.org.

UI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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

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

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.

FAMILY CONCERT AND OPEN HOUSE

What: C4A's music and performing arts faculty present a concert designed for kids. Afterward, opportunity to talk to the performers, try out an instrument, learn a magic trick, and learn about their classes and summer camps. This concert is part of our ongoing "Music Mornings" series.

When: 10:30 a.m. April 7.

Where: Community Center for the Arts (C4A), 202 W. Main St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: email info@c-4a.org, call 217-384-5150 or http://www.c-4a.org.

HEYWORTH COUNTRY OPRY

What: Bill Robison and the Horizon Band. Special guest is Terry Lynn. Concessions available.

When:6 p.m. April 7.

Where: Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St.

Cost:$10.

More info:Call 309-261-9725.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Rick & Friends (Mike Maloney, Anne Kinkade, Rick Flessner, Jim Williams). Food for sale by Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10; children age 12 and younger are free.

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

SONGS OF FREEDOM

What: Featuring Theo Bleckmann, Alica Olatuja, and Joanna Majoko. Marquee Big Mix Series.

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

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.

UI WIND SYMPHONY

What: Its members are undergraduate and graduate students who excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 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.

GLOBAL TRANSFER AFTERGLOW: ASIAN AMERICAN JAZZ TRIO

What: Acclaimed interpreters Anthony Brown, percussion; Mark Izu, bass and sheng; and Masaru Koga, saxophones and shakuhachi.

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

Where: Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.Cost: Free.

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

PHILO COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW

What: Showcase of local country music talent in a Branson-style live music stage show. Hosted by Ed Clem, bass and vocals, and Chrissy Sparks, piano, sax, vocals, on stage with Dyke Corson, lead and steel guitar, vocals; and Dave Ohlsson, drums, vocals. Special guest, Dennis Stroughmatt, fiddle and vocals.

When: 3 to 5:15 p.m. April 8.

Where: R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison, Philo.

Cost: Tickets $10. Concessions available.

More info: Call 217-390-2700.

UI TROMBONE CHOIR AND UI TUBA/EUPHONIUM ENSEMBLE

What: More than a dozen brass musicians will blend their sounds in this concert..

When: 3 p.m. April 8.

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.

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: Emeritus music director Chester Alwes conducts "Story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ" by Heinrich Schutz (op. 3, 1623), the first German oratorio. Also featured will be other works for the Easter season by Schutz and his pupils.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 8.

Where: Grace Lutheran Church, 313 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

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

Next week

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. April 9 (second (and fifth) Mondays 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.

UI PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

What: The versatile members of this group showcase percussion traditions from across the globe.

When: 3 p.m. April 10.

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.

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.

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.

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Chip McNeill Jazz Quartet. 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. April 12.

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.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT SERIES

What:Larry Ochs Trio (Dave Rempis, alto saxophone, Darren Johnson, trumpet, and Larry Ochs, tenor and sopranino) .

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

DOCHA (DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN CHAMBER MUSIC)

What:World-class music in a casual environment. Young People's Concert, "Pondering Pulses," 1 p.m. April 14; featuring Rami Vamos and Natalie Monterastelli. Family friendly and open to the public. Comical and educational musical field trip program for school children, April 13. Chamber Music Performances, 7 p.m. April 14 and 5 p.m. April 15; open to all ages.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. April 14 and 5 p.m. April 15.

Where: The Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Free. No tickets are required. Food and beverages will be sold at the 7 p.m. and 5 p.m. events.

More info: docha.org, orpheumkids.net.

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by Carl Johnson's New Orleans Jazz. 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. April 13.

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.

49TH ANNUAL CENTRAL JAZZ FEST

What: Hear great music from a number of local middle and high school big bands and enjoy dinner, dessert or snacks from the Jazz Cafe. Schools include: Champaign Central and Centennial and Mattoon high schools and Franklin, Edison and Jefferson middle schools. U of I Alumni Band, 7:30 p.m. April 14.

When: 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 13 and 14.

Where: Champaign Central High School, Combes Gym, 610 W. University Ave.

Cost: Admission at the door is $5 per person, with a family maximum of $20.

More info: maroons.org/jazzfest/.

THE DUTTONS

What:Back for their first concert at the Virginia since the 90's! The Duttons are international touring and recording artists who perform in a variety of musical genres — everything from bluegrass to classical to contemporary — expertly, on many instruments.

When: 7 p.m. April 13.

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

Cost: Tickets $22.50-$33.50/$29.50; additional $3 per-ticket service charges (online only) .

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

PRAIRIE BREEZES PRESENTS: KNIGHTS OF CABIRIA

What: a one-of-a-kind concert for families, featuring high-energy dance music from Latin American and Eastern European countries. For children and their families.

Where: 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. April 14.

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

Cost:Free.

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

UI WOMEN'S GLEE CLUB MOM'S DAY CONCERT

What: The UI Women's Glee Club will combine more than 60 voices to celebrate women at this special event.

When: 2 p.m. April 14.

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 BLACK CHORUS MOM'S DAY CONCERT

What: Performance features spirituals, gospel anthems, jazz works, and R&B songs.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10.

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

Future highlights

MUSIC SUNDAY

What: Featuring Escaping Pavement (Americana).

When:2 to 4 p.m. April 15.

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

Cost:Music is free.

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Ryan Byfield and Nucleus (reggae, soca, jazz, ska, R&B, neo-soul, and more.) Try a new wine.

When: 5:30 p.m. April 19.

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.

DACC CONCERT HONORING JULIUS W. HEGELER II

What: "An Evening of Schubert Songs," featuring Dr. Eric Simonson, piano, and Kelly Holden, soprano. The concert is to pay tribute to Hegeler for his generosity and support of Danville Area Community College and his latest gift, the Carnegie Library — Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs Hall for the visual and performing arts.

When: 7 p.m. April 19.

Where:DACC Bremer Theater, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

More info:Call 217-443-8728 or email simonson@dacc.edu or call 217-443-8772 or email twahlfeldt@dacc.edu.

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE, TENOR

What: One of the most in-demand singers on the international scene, Brownlee was recently nominated for "Male Singer of the Year" by the International Opera Awards. Marquee Classical Mix Series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$40.

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

BEMENTY COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Marvin Lee. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. April 20.

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.

ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST

What: Tribute artist, CU Elvis in concert. Presented by Paul's Entertainment. Come dance and listen to music. Proceeds donated to St. Jude.

When: 7 p.m. April 20.

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

Cost: Admission, $8; children under 12 years old are free. Cash refreshment bar on site.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/cuelvis1.

UI WIND ORCHESTRA AND UI HINDSLEY SYMPHONIC BAND

What: The University of Illinois School of Music bands.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 20.

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.

REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG BAND

What: A three-piece American alt-country blues band. American Blues Scene recently had him on their cover and declared, "Like the Rolling Stones in the 60's, Reverend Peyton is bringing young music fans back to the blues."Their latest release "The Front Porch Sessions" debuted at #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Blues Charts.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 20.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$17.

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

GATHERING: A SESQUICENTENNIAL MUSICAL CELEBRATION

What: The University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers, will be joined by soloists Nathan Gunn, Todd Payne, and Yvonne Redman for the debut of a newly commissioned work titled Gathering.

When: 3 p.m. April 21.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$15.

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

VINO & VIBES

What: Chickadee Sermon (bluegrass/folk music). Their sound emphasizes vocal harmony and delicate instrumentation.

When:4 to 6 p.m. April 21.

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

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

KRANNERT CENTER DEBUT ARTIST

What: As the winner of this competition, Lishan Xue, pianist, will present a recital to launch her professional career as part of Krannert Center's Marquee Sunday Salon Series.

When: 3 p.m. April 22.

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.

OVATIONS

What: Featuring the Eastern Symphony Orchestra and the EIU Choral Ensembles.

When: 4 p.m. April 22.

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.

SAVING ABEL AND TANTRIC

What: In concert, with opening acts, Blue Alchemist Rage and Sixty Three.

When: 5 p.m. April 22. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $30.

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

SEA CHANTEY SING

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

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 23 (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.

UI JAZZ COMBO

What: University of Illinois School of Music students in concert. World-renowned faculty musicians lead them through classic charts plus current compositions.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

EIU BANDS

What: Eastern Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Lab Band Concert.

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

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

Cost: $5-$6.

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

ILLINOIS MODERN ENSEMBLE

What: The ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music, featuring compositions by prominent artists as well as new works by students and faculty members.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 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 JAZZ TOMBONE ENSEMBLES I AND II

What: Jim Pugh leads the ensembles on works arranged or written by group members.

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

Where: Studio Theatre, 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 Dewclaw (blues, rags, and swings). Come ready for jokes and improvised songs, as this group uses audience-suggested topics. Try a new wine.

When: 5:30 p.m. April 26.

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.

PIPER'S HUT CONCERT

What: David Power, uilleann pipes, and Willie Kelly, fiddler. House concert and potluck. Seating is very limited. Reservations are required.

When: 7 p.m. April 26.

Where: near downtown, Champaign.

Cost:Tickets $10 and $20.

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

UI JAZZ BAND IV

What: This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the Big Band era..

When: 7:30 p.m. April 26.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: Sinfonia's 2017-2018 season ends with "A Suite Ending," featuring music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Stephen Taylor and Richard Strauss. Dmitry Kouzov, cello, featured soloist.

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

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.

UI CONCERT JAZZ BAND

What: The classic jazz ensemble is led by Chip McNeill.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

EIU CAMERATA SINGERS AND CONCERT CHOIR

What: "A Choral Montage." An evening of music that spans the globe..

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLE AND SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLES

What: University of Illinois School of Music groups.

When: 3 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

DANVILLE BARBERSHOP CHORUS

What: Annual spring concert. Theme is Pop and the Musicals of Broadway.

When:3 and 7 p.m. April 28.

Where:St. James Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost:Tickets, $10, adults; $5, students in grades K-12.

More info: Call 217-497-3087.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Music of Titans." Exploration of Gustav Mahler's music continues. Also, the debut of pianist Sun Chang.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

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

UI LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

What: The ensemble performs works with South American, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, and traditional jazz influences.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

JOHN PRINE

What: Two time Grammy-winner, singer-songwriter, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and part of the Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Fame. With special guests, the Milk Carton Kids.

When: 8 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Tickets $68-$108. Additional $6 processing fee applied (online only).

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

IN CONCERT: PRESSURE FIT

What: An afternoon of jazz with the post-rock inspired, hip-hop jazz band Pressure Fit! For all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. April 29.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PHILHARMONIA AND ILLINI STRINGS WITH UNIVERSITY CHORUS AND ILLINI WOMEN

What: The versatile musicians of the UI Philharmonia Orchestra, Illini Strings, and University Chorus join forces to perform in this concert.

When: 3 p.m. April 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.

UI JAZZ BAND III

What: This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the Big Band era.

When: 3 p.m. April 29.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Wind Ensemble and Parkland Chamber Singers.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. April 29.

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI CAMPUS AND UNIVERSITY BANDS

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

When: 7:30 p.m. April 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.

UI JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLES

What: Jazz vocalists can perform a cappella, create their own vocal percussion, become entire orchestras unto themselves, or sing dense arrangements backed by rhythm musicians.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Jazz Combo.

When: 7 p.m. April 30.

Where: Parkland Second Stage, 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. April 30 (second (and fifth) Mondays 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.

UI JAZZ BAND II

What: This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the Big Band era.

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

Where: 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 ORCHESTRA AND UI CHOIRS

What: Britten's War Requiem. The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will combine with preeminent Illinois choral groups to perform a variety of works in this concert.

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

Where: 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 JAZZ COMBO II

What: University of Illinois School of Music.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Ron Devore. Dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. May 4.

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

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner usually $8 or $9.

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

HESSEL PARK CONCERTS

What:Champaign Park District concert, featuring Edison Middle School Bands.

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

Where: Hessel Park, 1400 Valley Road, C.

Cost:Free.

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

THE CHORALE

What:Young Artist Scholarship Concert will feature "Feel the Spirit," accompanied by a chamber orchestra and featuring the voice of ShayLyssa Alexander, and a performance by the winner of the 2018 Young Artist scholarship.

When:7 p.m. May 5.

Where: Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $15.

More info:Call 217-586-2970 or thechorale.org

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Battle Creek Country. Food for sale by Friends of the Library.

When: 7 p.m. May 5. (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.

DANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "An Evening of Adventures."An interplanetary sonic adventure ensues with The Planets, narrated by a hometown NASA astronaut, in addition to the Quixotic adventures of the Richard Strauss opus.

When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 5.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$35.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Concert Band and Parkland Orchestra in concert.

When: 3 p.m. May 6.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Guitar Ensemble in concert.

When: 6 p.m. May 9.

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

Cost: Free.

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

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Flute and Harp Duo with Jean Lee and Sydney Campen. 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. May 10.

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.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT SERIES

What: Parkland Pops in concert.

When: 1 p.m. May 12.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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. April 5.

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. Happy Hour Novice Dance.Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 6.

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 Meadowhawkwith caller, Gail Hintze. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

LATIN DANCE NIGHT

What: Co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina. Celebrate the fall semester with rhythms from Latin America and the Caribbean—reggaeton, bachata, cumbia, salsa, merengue, and more! Free garage parking. Cash bar available.

When: 9:30 p.m. April 6.

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.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Dixie Flyer Band. Call to register for dinner.

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. April 7.

Where:Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center, 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston.

Cost:$5 and includes meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544.

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 and Sparks and Crawford Band on the last Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

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. Israeli Night, April 10. No previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, April 10-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. Waltz Lesson at 7 p.m.Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. April 13.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

Future highlights

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Live music.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. April 15.

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

Cost: Admission, $3.

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

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Bev Wolf & Co. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 18.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Big Bluestemwith caller, Scott Meyer. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. April 20.

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

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: Night Club Dance.

When: 7 to 9:30 a.m. April 21.

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. Western Night.Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 27.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Second Chance. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 2.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 4.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Yesterday's Country. Call to register for dinner.

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. May 5.

Where:Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center, 206 S. First Ave., Hoopeston.

Cost:$5 and includes meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Live music.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. May 5.

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. Mother's Day Dance .Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 11.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

STARLITE BALL

What: For ballroom dancers of all ages. With music by the band Captains 3. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 16.

Where: Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville.

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

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. April 5.

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.

BIRTHDAY TREAT PUPPET SHOW

What: Puppet Show by Cheryl Prater, in honor of her birthday! The Clothespin Puppets, who have already visited our library, are invited back.

When:2 to 3 p.m. April 7.

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

Cost: Free.

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

GEMS & JEWELS

What: Champaign Park District's Dance Arts program presents a new ballet, with music and choreographic themes taken from George Balanchine's ballet, "Jewels." Performance includes Irish, tap, and contemporary dance sections as well as ballet.

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.

Future highlights

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. April 19.

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.

STUDIO DANCE II

What: Dance at Illinois students present their dance-making investigations curated by a panel of faculty and students.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 19-21.

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.

ICE SKATING 2018 SPRING SHOW

What: Check out this fun family event sponsored by Campus Recreation and IllinoiSkating, one of our local Synchronized Skating teams. The Ice Cubes, another synchronized skating team, along with the Learn-To-Skate participants and other talented individuals, will also be performing.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. April 21.

Where: U of I Ice Arena, 406 E. Armory Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $3, students; $5, general; $7, reserved.

More info: Call 217-333-2212, email ui-icearena@illinois.edu or https://campusrec.illinois.edu/programs/ice-skating/

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. April 27.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

'THE SLEEPING BEAUTY'

What:CU Ballet's production features its most elaborate costuming yet with over 160 costumes designed in the style of King Louis XIV. All performances include the full ballet.

When: 7 p.m. May 4 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 5.

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

Cost:Tickets $12-$24. Additional $3 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

'ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE'

What: The Beef House Dinner Theatre.

When: Evening shows April 6, 7, 13 and 14, doors open at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. EDT); matinees April 8, 14, 15, doors open at 11:30 p.m., show at 1 p.m. CDT (12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. EDT).

Where: The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $46, includes dinner.

More info:beefhouserolls.com or call 765-793-4770.

'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. April 5-7, 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.

'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; groups of 20 or more, $12 each; opening night is half-price.

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

PLAY BY MIKE BARTLETT

What: The Celebration Company. A comedy by playwright Mike Bartlett. Directed by Rick Orr.

When: 8 p.m. April 5-7.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'RABBIT HOLE'

What: Red Mask Players.A drama by David Lindsay-Abaire.

When:7:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, 2 p.m. April 8, 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. April 15.

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.

Next week

'CHARLEY'S AUNT'

What: Danville Area Community College Liberal Arts Division DACC Players' spring play.

When: 7 p.m. April 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. April 15.

Where:Bremer Theater, DACC, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost:Tickets, $5-$10, available at the door.

More info: Email gboling@dacc.edu or call 217-554-1536.

'GULLIVER'S TRAVELS'

What: Missoula Children's Theatre present a sci-fi spin of the timeless tale.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

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

Future highlights

'AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY'

What: The Celebration Company. This modern masterwork by Tracy Letts has earned multiple Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama..

When: 8 p.m. April 26-29, May 2-6, 9-12.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS'

What: Part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy. Directed by J. Kevin Doolen. Intended for adult audiences.

When:7:30 p.m. April 18-21 and 2 p.m. April 22.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$13.

More info:Call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.'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.

'JULIUS CAESAR'

What: Presented by Creative Dramatics Workshop. By William Shakespeare, but staged in modern dress and a lot of modern named Senators and political figures.

When: 7:30 p.m. May 18 and 19, 2:30 p.m. May 20, 7:30 p.m. May 25 and 26, 2:30 p.m. May 27.

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.

'SHE LOVES ME'

What: Lyric Theatre at Illinois. This Tony-Award-winning musical is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo that inspired the films "The Shop Around the Corner" and "You've Got Mail."

When: 7:30 p.m. April 26-28 and 3 p.m. April 29. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35. Dessert and Conversation, $7.

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

'SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN'

What: Follow along on Cahoots NI's enchanting adventure filled with music, pantomime and puppetry to see if perhaps freedom and kindness win out over getting what you want. Marquee Big Mix Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 26-28 and 3 p.m. April 29. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29.

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.'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

ALLERTON TRAILS HALF-MARATHON, 10K, AND 5K

What: The 6th Annual Allerton Races weekend at Allerton's trails. Friday, one-of-a-kind Trail-Glo 5K, and/or spend Saturday morning on the trails with the Half-Marathon or 10K.

When: 8:30 p.m. April 6 and 9 a.m. April 7. Packet pickup at Allerton Park Visitor Center 5 to 8:15 p.m. before the Friday 5K, and Saturday morning 7:15 to 8:45 a.m.

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

Cost: $25-$57

More info: athmdirector@gmail.com or http://allertonraces.com/races.html

NATURE PLAY PRE K: BUGGY BASICS

What: An outdoor program for preschoolers ages 2-6 and their parents/grandparents to learn as we play in nature. We'll sing and dance as we learn about bug bodies and habitats. Dress for the weather. Register by April 4 .

When: 10 to 11 a.m. April 6.

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

Cost: $5.

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

SPRING OPEN HOUSE

What: Free garden seminars with Prairie Gardens Plant Experts and special guest speakers on topics including landscaping for bees, growing fruits, heirloom tomatoes, container combos, conifers, perennials, and more. Enter to win your favorite garden wish, and more. Register for free seminars.

When: 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. April 7.

Where: Prairie Gardens, 3000 W. Springfield Ave., C.

More info: Call 217-356-6532, prairiegardens.com/garden-seminars-registration, prairiegardens.com/spring-open-house-2018.

HISTORY ALONG THE RAIL TRAIL

What:Want to learn about the rich cultural history that surrounds the Kickapoo Rail Trail area? Join us for an engaging 6.7 mile bicycle tour of the trail as we stop along the way to discuss local history. Tour begins at the access point near the northern end of Urbana Walmart's parking lot and ends near The Wheelhouse in St. Joseph. Dress for the weather; bring your own bike. Participants should make arrangements for return to Urbana. Registration required at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 a.m. to noon April 7.

Where:Kickapoo Rail Trail, Urbana Walmart Access Point, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@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, April 7-13.

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.

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER OPEN HOUSE

What:Visit the nature center, the Friendship Grove Nature Playscape and Busey Woods to learn about the programs and services offered to the community. Dive into educational Loan Box content; learn about programs for schools and other groups; guided nature play activities at the playscape; nature birthday party activities; meet the animals, and maybe "adopt" one.

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

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

Cost:Free.

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

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, April 8 through May 27.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org or call 217-384-4062.

Next week

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY

What:April program on "Sax-Zim Bog," a sanctuary in northern Minnesota for secretive birds like the great gray owl and mammals like the gray wolf, by Deanna Uphoff who recently took a trip there.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 12.

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

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

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: Noon to 6 p.m. April 14.

Where: Rantoul Aviation Center, Rantoul. Launching in the field south of the airport. See website for directions.

Cost: Free.

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

GREAT GARLIC MUSTARD HUNT

What:Help the Land Conservation Foundation get rid of garlic mustard, an invasive plant that quickly overruns our natural environment, eliminating the native plants that we enjoy and that support wildlife. Meet at 1 p.m. at the parking lot on Allerton Road or at 12:30 p.m. at the west edge of Schnuck's parking. Bring working gloves and water.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. April 14.

Where: Sangamon River Corridor Reserve, Monticello.

More info: Email deanna@landconservationfoundation.org or call 217-725-5886.

PROJECT LEARNING TREE (PLT) FOR NATURALISTS AND CAREGIVERS

What: Professional development opportunity for anyone who works in nonformal education including Master Naturalists, scout leaders, parents, volunteers. PLT is a collection of environmental education activity guides that improve children's environmental awareness and critical thinking skills. Come prepared to go outside in rain or shine.

When:1 to 5 p.m. April 14.

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

Cost: Fee $40; includes PLT Nature Activities for Families activity guide and resources.

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

Future highlights

AQUATIC CONSERVATION FOR KIDS

What: Illinois Department of Natural Resources interactive seminar where children will learn about what animals live in water and why it is important to practice good stewardship of these natural resources. Several live specimens used to provide kids with an encounter with these aquatic conservation ambassadors. Bring a T-shirt and make a fish print with Illinois fish species.

When: 3 to4:30 p.m. April 18.

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

More info: Call 217-893-3955. http://www.rantoul.lib.il.us.

NATURE AT NIGHT: FOREST FORBS

What: Join us as we celebrate the emergence of our forest flowers! Find out what plants are just starting to bloom, what to look for soon, and learn some useful identification techniques. Program begins with a brief presentation indoors, and then we will hike Flicker Woods Trail, to see what's blooming in the preserves and observe the forest at night. All ages. Register by April 18 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 20.

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

Cost: $3; children ages 2 and younger, free.

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

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY AUDUBON BIRD HIKE

What: Enjoy the first waves of migrant songbirds with members of the Champaign County Audubon. Meet at the Allerton Visitors Center and then carpool to a birding hot spot within the park. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars (some will be available for rent on a first-come basis). Space is limited and preregistration is required.

When: 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 21.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, call 333-3287 or email allertoninfo@illinois.edu.

ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN-URBANA AUTISM NETWORK AUTISM WALK AND RESOURCE FAIR

What:Join with us in our effort to increase our community's awareness, acceptance and understanding of autism spectrum disorder, and to promote education, advocacy, and support local families. Funds raised will support community projects that the C-U Autism Network provides throughout the year.

When:Family events start at 11:30 a.m.; walk kicks off at 2 p.m. April 21.

Where:Champaign County Fair Grounds Crystal Lake Park, 302 N. Coler Ave., U.

Cost: Registration fee, $5-$20.

More info:http://www.cuAutismNetwork.org or email info@cuautismnetwork.org.

EARTH CARE EXPO

What:Nature Hike in Busey Woods from 1 to 2 p.m. EarthCare Expo from 2 to 4 p.m. Short film screenings at 2 and 3 p.m. All ages (under 15 with adult). Celebrate Earth Day as you meet Earth-friendly folks and engage with activities and displays from local Faith in Place partners. Additional fun outdoors at the adjacent Friendship Grove Nature Playscape. Co-sponsored by Urbana Park District and Faith in Place and C/U Interfaith Alliance.

When:1 to 4 p.m. April 21.

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

Cost: Free.

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

FOREST TO MANSION FORAGING HIKE

What: Spend the evening hiking with through the early spring forest learning what you can and can't eat and enjoying the spring wildflowers. Items collected on the hike will be used in the April 29 Forest-to-Mansion Dinner (space is limited; this dinner typically sells out).

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

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

Cost: $5. Tickets for dinner on April 29, $95.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, call 333-3287 or email allertoninfo@illinois.edu.

WILDERNESS LIVING SKILLS WORKSHOP

What:Spend three days camping in the hardwood forests of Illinois where you will learn to make use of the landscape around you, with lots of hands-on practice in the essential skills of wilderness survival. All this while still sleeping in the comfort of your own tent. We do not provide food in this course. Also, the showerhouse may not yet be open for the season. Adults only. Register by April 20.

When:6 p.m. April 27 until 2 p.m. April 29.

Where:Burr Oak Group Campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, near Penfield.

Cost: $200 per person.

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

SPRING FLOODPLAIN DISCOVERY

What: Learn about the land and wildlife at the reserve. Two hikes leave at 8 a.m. from the parking lot on Allerton Road, Monticello: David Enstrom, ornithologist, Illinois Natural History Survey, will lead a birding hike; Fran Harty, Nature Conservancy and LCF Advisor, will lead a hike that examines floodplain hydrology and plants. Master Naturalists can earn 1 hour of CE. Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot on Allerton Road or at 7:30 a.m. at the west edge of Schnuck's parking lot on Mattis Avenue.

When: 8 to 10 a.m. April 28.

Where: Sangamon River Corridor Reserve, Monticello.

More info: Email deanna@landconservationfoundation.org or call 217-725-5886.

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: Noon to 6 p.m. April 28.

Where: Rantoul Aviation Center, Rantoul. Launching in the field south of the airport. See website for directions.

Cost: Free.

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

GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K

What:Run, walk or skip to the finish line. Girls on the Run celebratory spring 5K event. Also includes DJ, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Happy Hair, and Energy Awards. Registration and fee required.

When: Celebration begins at 11:30 a.m., 5k at 1 p.m., until 2 p.m. April 29.

Where:Stephens Family YMCA, 2501 Fields South Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-239-2841, email nikki.mercer@girlsontherun.org or girlsontherunofchampaigncounty.org/race/654-spring-2018-gotr-5k.

BACKYARD COMPOSTING

What: Representatives from the City of Urbana and the University of Illinois Master Gardener program will discuss ways in which you can create your own backyard compost bin, feed your garden's flowers and vegetables using compost, and highlight the types of compost available locally at the Landscape Recycling Center, Urbana.

When:10 a.m.-noon May 5

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

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

UI MUSEUMS

KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

What:Spring 2018 exhibitions, "Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: And Yet My Mask is Powerful"; "Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country..."; "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: 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.

What: Exhibit opening, "Past Time Pastimes: Vintage Board Games." Part of the Playful by Design, Interdisciplinary Game Studies at Illinois Spring Symposium, April 5-7. A reception and presentations at 4 p.m. on the history of games and gaming by Dan Cermak and David Dubin.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. April 5. Open through July 8.

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.

What: 2018 Preservation Emporium. This event gives visitors a chance to speak with members of the Preservation Working group and other campus preservation experts to discuss things they want to ensure survive for future generations, such as print and paper items, historical artifacts, analog and digital media, and more.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 7.

What: Family Art Event. Local artist and art educator Evelyne Tardy will lead visitors in a community art project and two take-home projects. Children and their accompanying adults can learn about the Adinkra fabric painting of Ghana and Chinese brush painting. Traditional Chinese techniques of painting bamboo and plum blossom trees will the taught with bamboo brushes and india ink.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. April 12.

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 Edgar County Student Art Show."

When:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through April 22.

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 temporary exhibit, "Going for Gold," highlights Champaign County's connections with the Winter Olympics including in-depth looks at the careers of Champaign natives Bonnie Blair and Katherine Reutter.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed holidays. Through April.

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.

I&I HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM

What: Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution.

When: 9 a.m. to noon April 14; or by appointment. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September.

Where: 309 E. Busey St., Penfield.

More info: Call 217-863-2681 or 217-493-3101, antiquefarm.org.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What:"Glen Raymond Middle School Student Art Exhibit." Art Instructor, Kay Devine.

When: 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: Planting a Fairy Garden. Kids will design their own magical fairy gardens using live plants, colored gems, stones and other accessories. $10 per child or $5 if you bring your own accessories. Register by April 6.

When:12:30 to 2 p.m. April 7.

What: Exhibit opening: Stories from Champaign County and the Great War. "Manning the Guns: The Service of Jesse M. Dowell," the second in a series of small exhibits commemorating World War I.

When:1 to 5 p.m. April 8. Open, 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Through June 30.

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

Cost: Free. Planting a Fair Garden, $10 per child or $5 if you bring your own accessories.

More info:ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612, planted@ccfpd.org or mhanson@ccfpd.org.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: "Animal Encounters." The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time.

When: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

What: DYI Weekend Wizard. A new topic each week. Do-it-yourself projects and science experiments.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

What: Toddler Tuesdays. A new topic each week. Activities are based on art, science, games and other sensory activities.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

What: Brain Awareness Day, an annual public event hosted by the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. April 7.

What: "Night at the Museum: The Science of You" drop-off event for children ages 4-12 years old. Children spend time after-hours at the museum, playing in their favorite exhibits and enjoying staff-led activities. A pizza dinner will be provided to your child. Registration required.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. April 7.

Cost: Museum admission, $4-$5. Night at the Museum, $20-$25.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"Illinois' Anti-Establishment Soundscapes: Troubled Waters in 1970."

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 Oct. 29.

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.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: The Vermilion County Museum Society is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I with the exhibit, "Over There."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 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: "Extending Plate Tectonics into the Earth's Deep Interior Using Supercomputers," 7 to 8 p.m. April 6, Dr. Lijun Liu, associate professor in the UIUC Department of Geology.

Light Show: Pink Floyd's "The Wall," 9 p.m. April 6 and 7.

Main feature:"Out There!," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 7-28.

Children's feature: "In My Backyard," 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 8-28.

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

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

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

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

EXHIBITS

BOOTH LIBRARY

What: "Designs of Duty," an exhibit featuring seven East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos. Related exhibits: Military flags; "Symbols of Service," featuring University of Illinois student veterans; aircraft nose art from World War II to today; Vietnam War helmet graffiti; and literature and poetry during wartime.

When:8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. Through May 11.

Where:Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston.

Cost:Free.

More info: http://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/designsofduty/ or call 217-581-6072.

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: Reception for "The Town and Country Amateur Art Show." This show has junior and adult divisions.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. April 7. Open, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. during the month of April.

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

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

40 POINT ONE

What: "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: 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: Opening day for "Parkland College Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition." Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 12, with awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble.

When: April 9. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays and Sundays. Through May 5.

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 opening for, "From Rail to Rail." Program by local expert Dale Jenkins on "History of Interurban Railroad" at 1 p.m., about Illinois Traction, Illinois Terminal services, and the history of the line between Danville and Champaign-Urbana.

When:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday. To visit on a Monday or in the morning, call ahead. Closed holidays. Through Dec. 28.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org or http://www.ccfpd.org/education/interpretive-center-homer-lake).

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What: Opening reception for "Untold" by Lori Fuller.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 12. Open, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. Through May 31.

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: The University of Illinois Press will host the Association of University Presses's Traveling Book, Jacket, and Journal Show now in its 51st year of honoring excellence and innovation in scholarly press design. The show will be available for viewing in the Link Gallery at the UIUC School of Art + Design.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through April 13.

Where: Link Gallery lies between the entrance of the UIUC School of Art + Design and Krannert Art Museum, 408 E. Peabody Drive, C.

More info: http://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/1710?eventId=33300834 or email gernenz2@illinois.edu.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "Dust In Their Veins: A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis" by Candace Hunter.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through May 6.

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

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

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What:"Champaign County Town & Country Amateur Art Show 2018." Original works from both youth and adult divisions are displayed for public viewing. There will be a public critique by the juror on the last day of the show.

When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through April 28.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-819-3909, email michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or champaignparks.com/art-exhibits.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: "36th Children's Art Exhibition."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through April 15.

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."

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.

URBANA FREE LIBRARY

What: Opening day for "Children's Art Exhibition" by K-5 students from Urbana public schools. A Boneyard Arts Festival event.

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 7. Open, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through April 15.

Where: 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanafreelibrary.org, call 217-367-4069 or email childrens@urbanafree.org.

VERMILION VALLEY CONFERENCE ART SHOW

What: Artwork by high school students on display, with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Schools include Armstrong, Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin Co-op, Hoopeston Area, Milford, Oakwood, Salt Fork, and Westville.

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

Where: Armstrong Township High School, gym, 30474 Smith St., Armstrong.

More info: Call 217-569-2122.

GALLERIES

ALLEY GALLERY

What:Opening for Danville Area Community College Student Art Show.

When: 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 12. Open, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Through April 30.

Where: located in the rear of Crose Insurance, 113-1 / 2 Vermilion St., Danville.

More info: Email rjohnson@dacc.edu or call 217-497-2286.

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Ten Ways with Watercolor," watercolor paintings by Harold Boyd, Richard Boschulte, Rhea Edge, Harold Gregor, Ken Holder, Fred Jones, Cynthia Kukla, Don Lake, Robert Lee Mejer, and Ed Shay.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through April 21.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info:cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features produce, meats, baked goods, dairy, arts and crafts, and more. On top of vendors, Market at the Square will offer programs each Saturday morning, as well as live music.

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, April 14 and 21.

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, April 21-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.

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, wines, arts and crafts, and more.

When: 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday, May 5 through Oct. 27.

Where: Corner of Illinois and Vine streets, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanamarket.org.

SOLA GRATIA FARM

What: Annual spring plant sale. Many varieties of organically farm grown veggies, herbs, heirlooms and perennials plus locally sourced flowers including hanging baskets, potted and bedding.

When:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May 11-20.

Where:2200 S. Philo Road, U.

More info: Call 217-367-1189 or email solagratiacsa@gmail.com