Entertainment listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018

Entertainment listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

GEORGETOWN FAIR

What: Carnival operating daily until Aug. 11. Daily music entertainment, pig races and a petting zoo are free attractions. Daily livestock shows, food, exhibits and evening grandstand entertainment: barnyard tractor pull, Aug. 9; rodeo, Aug. 10; demolition derby, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

When: Aug. 9-11.

Where: Fairgrounds, 413 N. Seminary St., Georgetown.

Cost: Gate admission, free on Aug. 4, 5; $4 on Aug. 6, 8, 10, 11; $1 on Aug. 7, 9; Children 5-11, $1, under 5 free gate at all times. Gate season tickets, $12. Grandstand tickets, $1-$12.

More info: georgetownfair.com, call 217-662-6415 or email info@georgetownfair.com.

40 NORTH'S FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

What: Live street-side performance series. Six acts perform outdoors at three different downtown locations every Friday night. Includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock, blues, a cappella music, belly dancing and live painting. The Double Dots, David Howie & Gloria Roubal's acoustic duo, 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at 1 E. Main St. Presented by 40 North through the generosity of Midland States Bank, No Regrets Tattoos, and Illini Radio Group, Champaign Center Partnership and City of Champaign.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 10-24.

Where: Intersections of Neil and Church, Neil and Park, Walnut and Chester, or Main and Chestnut streets, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/friday-night-live, facebook.com/FNLChampaign or call 217-351-9841.

CHEESEBURGERS AND FUN

What: Vermilion County Conservation Foundation's annual social/fundraising event. Cheeseburgers, over 350 antique cars and tractors on display, live bands, food vendors, kid's activities, vintage baseball and Kennekuk Road Runners Howl at the Moon 8-hour run/walk. Live entertainment from 1 to 9 p.m. includes 1 Foot In, Left 4 Dead and Lady Luck.

When: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 11.

Where: Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, Danville.

Cost: No cover charge. Cheeseburger, chips and soda from 3 p.m. until sold out, for $6.

More info: Call 217-442-1691, vccfoundation.info or email asteeples@vccd.org.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA DAYS

What: Celebrate the "Chambana" community. Enjoy live music, sports competitions, senior luncheon and bingo, family activities and inflatables, food, merchandise and information vendors, and more. Entertainment stage: Gospel music with Andre Crittenden, BJ McKenzie, and La Jason Parker, 11 a.m.; I-Pan, noon; Black Culture Club Steppers, 1 p.m.; CU Day Fashion & Talent Show, 2p.m.; Marty B, 5 p.m.; comedian, Chris Hightower, 6 p.m.; headliner, Retro Boogie Band, 7 p.m.

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 11.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email katherine.hicks@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2573.

HERITAGE TRACTOR DRIVE

What: One of Vermilion County Farm Bureau's centennial activities. Farm tractors will travel to Oakwood on U.S. 150, then south toward the Catlin-Homer Road, continue into Catlin with a rest stop at the park, then south on Catlin-Indianola Road, then east toward Westville, then north on Illinois 1 towards Danville and head to Lincoln Park for lunch. In the park, the public is invited to get an up-close look at the tractors and purchase lunch. After lunch, the drive returns to the fairgrounds. Tractor registration forms at the Farm Bureau office or online at vcfb.info; register by Aug. 1.

When: Drive departs at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 11.

Where: Tractors lineup at Vermilion County Fairgrounds, west of Danville off U.S. 150. Lunch at Lincoln Park, Danville. Tractor registration forms at Farm Bureau office, 1905-C U.S. Route 150, Danville.Cost: A pork chop sandwich lunch will be available for purchase.

More info: Call 217-442-8713.

COURTHOUSE ROCKS

What: Live performance by Acoustic Flag (6 p.m.), car show, and following the Courthouse Rocks event, the movie, "Despicable Me 3, will be shown on an 18-foot inflatable movie screen. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows to watch the movie. Concessions may be sold. In the event of high winds or rainy conditions, the movie will be postponed to a later date.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 11.

Where: downtown Monticello.

Cost: No cover charge, donations gladly accepted.

More info: Call 217-762-2583.

Next week

142ND FAIRBURY FAIR

What: Music in beer tent: DJ, 7 p.m. Aug. 15,16; Jury's Out, 8 p.m. Aug. 17; The Indigos, 8 p.m. Aug. 18. On the Midway: Luehr's Ideal Rides, Kidbucks Game Show, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, Knockerball Max, A Zoo to You, pony rides, dunk tank. Grandstand: Kids drawing (6 years and under), 7 p.m. Aug. 15; demolition derby, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, $10; stock car racing, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18, $10; community worship service, 10 a.m., and children's drawing (12 and under), 3 p.m. Aug. 19. Rooster crowing contest, 10 a.m. Aug. 15. Day Care Day, 10 a.m., Meat goat show (registration 5:30 p.m.), 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Euchre tournament (check-in 12:30 p.m., $7), 1 p.m. Aug. 17. 5K run or 2 mile walk (registration 6:45 a.m.), 8 a.m.; kids baggo tournament (check-in 12:15 p.m., free), 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Antique farm equipment display, noon; Antique tractor parade, 2 p.m.; chili cook off, noon to 4 p.m.; Baggo Tournament (check-in 12:15 p.m.), 1 p.m.; Wood carving auction winners announced, 5 p.m. Aug. 19.

When: Aug. 15-19.

Where: 600 S. Third St., Fairbury. Entrance gates at First and Third Street.

Cost: Season ticket for adult, $15; children 12 and younger, free. Free gate until 3 p.m. and $5 after 3 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16, and free until 11 a.m. and $5 after 11 a.m. Aug. 17-19.

More info: Call 815-692-3222, fairburyfair.com or email fairburyfair@gmail.com.

CISSNA PARK'S OLD SETTLERS REUNION

What: Hosted by American Legion Post 527. Park is filled with entertainment, carnival rides and games, food stands, bingo, arts and crafts. Free entertainment, 8 p.m.: Bellflower Country Opry, Aug. 16; Back Paiges, Aug. 17; The Neverly Brothers, Aug. 18. Free dances: 8 p.m. to midnight Aug. 16, music by Don Hayes, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 17 with DJ Rententless, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Aug. 18 with Jac Freeze Band. Old Settlers Parade, noon, and Kiddie Tractor Pull, 3 p.m. Aug. 18. Drawings each evening. Food and beverages available in the park and at the Legion home Saturday evening.

When: Aug. 16, 18, and 18.

Where: village park, Cissna Park.

Cost: Special wrist band rates Thursday and Friday nights and Saturday afternoon and evening — unlimited rides for $22 per person.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/96865526790/about/.

TASTE OF CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

What: Food featured from some of C-U's best restaurants. Come out to discover new food while enjoying high-quality music and entertainment with a frosty beer in hand. Huge assortment of arts and crafts vendors, activities for the entire family, including a Kids Zone, the 6th Annual Pie Run. Tickets can be purchased by cash or credit at the Ticket Tent in the center of the park.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 18.

Where: West Side Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free admission. Food, beer, beverages and activities require tickets. Non-refundable tickets are sold in sheets of five for $5. "Taste of Portions" available at each food vendor and are between 1-2 tickets.

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

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PHEASANTS FOREVER BANQUET

What: The banquet features auctions and drawings for sporting equipment, wildlife art and other merchandise. Limited-edition wildlife prints. Prizes designed to please hunters and non-hunters, men and women and the entire family. Proceeds will be used to fund next year's habitat projects and conservation education in Champaign County. Open to Pheasants Forever members and their guests.

When: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the auction Aug. 17.

Where: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign, Conference Center, 101 Trade Center Drive, C.

Cost: Memberships cost $35 and will be sold at the door. Meals cost, $20.

More info: Call 217-620-3794 or email fjdarrell@aol.com.

Future highlights

KRAZEE DAZE WITH HOMER SODA FEST 2018

What: Soda tastings, food and unique vendors, music, carnival rides and more. Carnival rides and food vendors on Aug. 23. Arts, crafts and vendors, food vendors, carnival, evening music by Nickel & Dimes in the beer tent on Aug. 24. Arts, crafts and vendors, food vendors, Homer Soda Fest, Sundowners Car Club, carnival, laser tag, and in beer tent, music in afternoon by Jake Tatar and evening by Zach Dable Experience and Vinyl Generation on Aug. 25.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 23, 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 25.

Where: Downtown Homer.

More info: homersodafestival.com/krazee-daze-with-homer-soda-fest-2018.

ARTHUR MENNONITE RELIEF SALE

What: Auction features handcrafted Amish furniture. Food, quilts, petting zoo, train rides, bake sale and a silent auction are also featured. Food booths start at 4:30 p.m. and auction at 6 p.m. Aug. 24. Pancakes and sausage, 6 a.m., auction starts at 9 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., silent and children's auctions start at 10 a.m. and School and Health Kit Assembly at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25.

When: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25.

Where: Otto Center, 2058 County Road 1800 E, Arthur.

More info: arthurreliefsale.org.

URBANA SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: Lots of merchandise and food vendors, and lots of sweet corn. Family-friendly activities, including action inflatables, Bud Light Corn-Hole, puzzle hunt, face painting, guitar pic bracelet making and painting of Ellnora mural, and evening music by We the Animals (indie rock), Avon Dale(rootsy rock), and Mojo: A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Aug. 24. Children's games, didjerido instrument making, petting zoo, corn eating contests, Motor Muster Car Show, and evening music by Ant Dogg (Hip Hop, Rock, R&B, and Blues), Lou Dibello Band (hard rock) and New Souls (soul, funk, R&B, neosoul, Motown and 90s jams) on Aug. 25.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 24 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 25.

Where: Downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanasweetcornfestival.com.

Y'S 17TH ANNUAL DUMP AND RUN SALE

What: BIG Sale. Dump & Run is an annual community recycling program of the University YMCA. This project keeps over 20 tons of used, quality goods out of Champaign-Urbana's dumpsters and landfills each year and provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase in the fall.

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($3 bag sale and 1 / 2 price furniture), 2:30 to 3 p.m. (Free sale) on Aug. 26.

Where: U. of I. Stock Pavilion, 1402 W. Pennsylvania Ave., U.

Cost: $3 admission; International students enrolled at the University of Illinois free, Aug. 25.

More info: universityymca.org/dump_and_run.NATIONAL SWEETCORN FESTIVAL

What: Carnival, bingo, Motocross, beer garden, flea market, car show, Grand Parade, petting zoo, music, kids fishing derby, contests, 50 tons of sweetcorn and many other events. Rising Country Star Chris Lane to headline the Hoopeston Jaycees 75th National Sweetcorn Festival on Sept. 1. Country Duo Smithfield also added to the event. Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Trey Hughes. National Sweetheart Pageant, Sept. 1 and 2.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 30, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 31, 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 1, 8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 2 and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 3.

Where: McFerren Park, Hoopeston.

Cost: Tickets start at $20. $3 gate admission to the park, 7 years and younger are free.

More info: http://hoopestonjaycees.org/festival/ or email info@hoopestonjaycees.org.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

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

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

Where: downtown Urbana

Cost: Free.

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

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

What: 50th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff. Krannert Center invites all to celebrates its history with fabulous artists, dancing, food and beverage, a by-the-decades car display surrounding the center, and the chance to dress from a decade of your choice, 1960s to the future. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Lobby with Ranky Tanky, followed by Baracutanga and AJ Ghent, then New Orleans Jazz Machine in the Amphitheatre (rain location, Studio Theatre).

When: Food sales begin and doors open at 6 p.m. Sept. 7.

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

Cost: Free, donations encouraged.

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

ANTIQUES AND GARDEN FESTIVAL 2018

What: Visit vendor booths for antiques, plants in repurposed containers, garden art and herb use demonstrations. Take rides in antique cars, purchase local hand-made soap, honey and blackberries from local providers and enjoy refreshments from the food truck. Fund-raising event for the garden.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Douglas Discovery Garden, corner of Florida and Wayne streets in south Danville.

More info: Email carolleg43@hotmail.com.

FAMILY DAY

What: 50th Anniversary Celebration. Family-friendly event celebrating Krannert Center's commitment to programming for all ages. Enjoy a variety of Central lllinois' most talented artists and a mix of interactive activities that encourage hands-on arts exploration.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 8.

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

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

18TH INTERTRIBAL POWWOW

What: Dancing, food, native crafts and jewelry, corn maze, children's activities, and a chance to see the bison herd. Outdoor event. Bring chairs.

When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Grand entry at 1 p.m. each day.

Where: Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park (located just north of LeRoy; GPS address: 8144 N. 3100 E. Road, Arrowsmith, IL).

Cost: Entry fee, adults $5, kids 6-12 and elders $3, kids under 6 are free.

More info: Facebook - Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park, email gvkpark@gmail.com, or call/text Bill at 309-846-6720.

JAPAN HOUSE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

What: Kosho Fukushima's Shinto blessing accompanied by violin music and floral arranging, remarks from dignitaries and special guests, a tea ceremony, taiko drumming, Michiyoshi Sat's contemporary tsugaru-jamisen musical performance, a traditional koto and shamisen ensemble, a kimono parade, large-scale calligraphy and ending with Bon Odori, traditional style of Japanese dancing performed at festivals.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 8.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$65.

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

JAPAN HOUSE MATSURI FESTIVAL

What: Expanded event this year with more performers, including international Japanese music groups Shonen Knife and the 5.6.7.8's, folk dancing and interactive activities, such as ikebana and tea ceremonies, plus taiko drum performances, martial arts demonstrations, "The Candyman" street performer who makes candy sculptures, local food vendors and artists and fireworks.

When: 2 to 9 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: in and around the Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U, and University Arboretum.

Cost: Admission to festival and performances are free, tickets for food and drink are budget-friendly.

More info: http://japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/, call 217-244-9934 or email japanhouse@illinois.edu or

WOOL-DYEING DEMONSTRATION

What: Artists will gather at the Homestead Log Cabin to show the art of dyeing wool and other natural fibers. The dyes used will come from flowers, bark, nuts and other organic sources. Sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Spinners & Weavers.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15.

Where: Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 217-662-2142 or vccd.org.

AMBUCS 26TH ANNUAL SCARECROW FESTIVAL

What: There will be games for the kids, a flea market, barrel train rides, hay rack rides, music, food, a bake sale and a great car and motorcycle show on the west end of the park. Come on out and enjoy this wonderful park with a handicap accessible playground.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: AMBUCS Park, 1200 E. University Ave.

More info: Call 217-367-7112 or thegccambucs.org.

SLEEPY CREEK VINEYARDS ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: The annual festival, formerly known as the Salt Fork River Art & Music Festival, includes up to 50 artists (some demonstrating their craft), live music and entertainment, food and wine slushies. Find great art from funky to traditional, a broad variety music (folk, bluegrass, Americana, and maybe a didgeridoo or two), and wine.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30.

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

Cost: Free admission.

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

MONTICELLOBRATION

What: Knockerball, Paint the Town (Monticello Area Arts Council), food trucks, makers and crafters, pony rides, games, the Corvette Car Club, and more! Kicking off the day with the Monticello Recreation Foundation Bike Ride at 7 a.m., which concludes at Monarch Brewing Company where the family-friendly Oktoberfest fun will just be getting started. Crowds can partake in keg rolling contests, a beer-stein-holding competition, and compete for "Best Dressed." And of course, music, music, music, all day long.

When: Bike ride at 7 a.m.; downtown events, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 29.

Where: Downtown Monticello, 101 W. Washington St., Monticello.

More info: Call 217-762-9318 or https://www.monticellomainstreet.org/eventdetails/?id=151.

ANNUAL APPLE 'N PORK FESTIVAL

What: More than 25 food stands offering numerous old-fashioned food items; a juried art show; 19th century craft demonstrations and sales; tours of the C.H. Moore Mansion; an antique tractor show; musical entertainment; meal grinding, rope-making, woodcarving and blacksmith demonstrations; Civil War living history camp; tomahawk throwing; pony rides; farm museum displays; children's miniature train rides; a large flea market with over 250 dealers; and more.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30.

Where: C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum grounds, 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton.

Cost: Free admission to the grounds and flea market; small fee for transportation to/from the museum grounds; $2-$5 admission to go inside museum, ages 11 and younger free.

More info: chmoorehomestead.org/apple-pork.htm or call 217-935-6066.

FILMS

This weekend

ANIMATION VACATION

What: "Minions" (2015). Rated PG. 91 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25). Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

SUMMER QUAD CINEMA SERIES

What: "I Feel Pretty," Rated PG, will be shown outside on the Quad. Sponsored by Illini Union Board. In inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Illini Union Pine Lounge.

When: 9 p.m. Aug. 9.

Where: Main Quadrangle, Urbana.

Cost: Free. Popcorn/Drink special: $1.50 combo from the Illini Union Rec Room.

More info: union.illinois.edu or facebook.com/illiniunion.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

What: Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce's outdoor family movie series will show "Sherlock Gnomes," outdoors. Movie-goers may bring sleeping bags, blankets and chairs.

When: Dusk Aug. 10.

Where: Wabash Park., Rantoul.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3323, rantoulchamber.com or email office@rantoulchamber.com.

2018 PENS TO LENS

What: Student Screenwriting Competition and Gala Screening. Children write original screenplays which are then made into short films by local filmmakers. Watch the finished films, walk the red carpet, and celebrate some very creative student screenwriters. Awards are presented at each show time. Screenings feature films written by K-8th grade students at 2 p.m. and films written by 8th-12th grade students at 6 p.m.

When: 2 and 6 p.m. Aug. 11.

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

Cost: $12 pass; $8 standard; free for ages 18 and younger.

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

Next week

MOVIES AT THE POOL

What: See "Beauty and the Beast." (2017). Outside snacks are allowed. Bring sealed drinks in coolers. Water bottles must be filled once on the premises. No glass containers or alcohol. In case of inclement weather, movies may be canceled.

When:Doors open at 8:15 p.m. and movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

Where: Crystal Lake Park, Aquatic Center, 1401 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Admission, $6, resident; $9, nonresident. Season pass, $4-$6. Admission to movies is separate from daily admission to swim.

More info:urbanaparks.org.

ANIMATION VACATION

What: "Snow White" (1937). Rated G. 83 minutes. Part of the 11 film Summer of Disney series.

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "The Long, Long Trailer" (1953). Rated G. 103 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 18.

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

A VIRGINIA THEATRE SPECIAL EVENT

What: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968). Rated G. 161 minutes. 2001 turns 50 this year, and the Virginia is celebrating with a full week of screenings of Stanley Kurbick's masterpiece on a new 70mm print struck from the original negative—without any digital remastering, effects, or edits.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 20-24, 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 25 and 1 p.m. Aug. 26.

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

Cost: $8.

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

ANIMATION VACATION

What: "Mary Poppins" (1964). Rated G. 139 minutes. Last film in the Summer of Disney series.

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $3. (or all 11 for $25).Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What:Adapted from Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962). Not Rated. 130 minutes.

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

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.

SEPTEMBER REEL DEALS

What: "Lady Bird" (2017). Rated R. 95 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 4 and 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.

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: A Virginia Theatre special event. "Ghostbusters" (1984). Rated PG. 105 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 8.

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.

SEPTEMBER REEL DEALS

What: "The Shape of Water" (2017). Rated R. 123 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 13.

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.

MUSIC

This weekend

TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL AND KEB' MO' BAND

What: The convergence of two unique American blues artists who are multi Grammy Award winners.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $45-$125. VIP package, $219. Additional $6 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

More info: thevirginia.org or call 217-356-9063.PARK BISTRO Music

What: Live music featuring Dable Allen Band on Aug. 10 and Hoosier Daddy on Aug. 11. Music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings through Sept. 29..

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11.

Where: Park Bistro at Kickapoo State Park, 1 Clear Pond, Oakwood.

More info: Email kitleehuang@hotmail.com, call 217-446-6986, facebook.com/kickapooStatePark/ or parkbistrokickapoo.wixsite.com/kchal.

IRISH FEST

What: Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Music from The Shanties Weavers, and The Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland's premier traditional bands, will headline. Bring blankets or chairs.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10.

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

Cost: $5 per person; $10 per family. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, email allerton@illinois.edu or call 217-333-3287.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Music by Boss Hogg & The Rambling Troubadours. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. This 20th annual concert series is presented by Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group through Aug. 24.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org or facebook.com/summersoundsdanville/.

PRAIRIE CROSSROADS AUGUST BLUES FEST

What: Featuring local, regional and national acts. The performers will range from R&B based blues, to traditional, big band and also cotton patch, soul blues. Local food trucks will be on site. Beers from local breweries will also be available. Local crafts and artists, local non-profits and fun events for everyone. Hosted by Prairie Crossroads Blues Society. They will give 10 percent of any profit from this year's fest to their blues education program and hope to grow the fest each year.

When: 2 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11.

Where: Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana. (If it rains we're moving inside Kessler Hall)

More info: Call 217-390-7756 or 217-417-0772 or email prairiecrossroadsblues@gmail.com.

SUMMER GARDEN CONCERT SERIES: JEAN RENE BALEKITA AND BOMOYI

What: Congolese musicians Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi will join us and sing in multiple languages. Sounds of jazz and gospel will be intertwined with an African rhythm for a truly unique performance. Don't let the summer sun get you down, as we will be making and sampling ice cream.

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

Where: Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free. Other refreshments will be available for purchase.More info: Call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

DOC ASHTON AND THE ROOT CANALS

What: This eight-piece band presents a series of Sunday evening concerts. They play from jazz to blues and pop rock.

When: 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 12 through Sept. 2.

Where: Lincoln Park, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email docashton1@aol.com.

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. Aug. 13 (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.

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.

PARK BISTRO Music

What: Live music featuring Chickadee Sermon on Aug. 15, June Kinney Band on Aug. 17 and Young and Fretless on Aug. 18. Music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings through Sept. 29.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15, 17 and 18.

Where: Park Bistro at Kickapoo State Park, 1 Clear Pond, Oakwood.

More info: Email kitleehuang@hotmail.com, call 217-446-6986, facebook.com/kickapooStatePark/ or parkbistrokickapoo.wixsite.com/kchal.

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS

What: Live, local music is the highlight of these weekly events in neighborhood parks. Each park features a different local band. Aug. 15 is Surreal Deal playing 70's jam bands. Bring a lawn chair or even a picnic dinner. Free popcorn and lemonade. Meet city of Urbana officials. Rain date: Aug. 16.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15.

Where:Meadowbrook Prk, PrairiePlay, Urbana.More info: urbanaparks.org.

FOLK & ROOTS FRIDAYS BROWN BAG LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Join the Urbana Park District and C-U Folk & Roots Festival on the first and third Fridays of each month for some great, free folk and roots music at the Lake House. Aug. 17 is Inland Calypso (Calypso/steel drum). Bring your lunch and enjoy an afternoon lunch break on the lake. In case of inclement weather, it will be held inside.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 17.

Where: Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, 206 W. Park, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What: Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Samantha Baker Krepton. A dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. Aug. 17.

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

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

More info: Call 217-377-0550 or 217-778-0990.

AMBUCS FRIDAY NIGHTS

What: Presented by Watchfire Sign, a series of summer music concerts. Aug. 17 is Stone Bluff. Food and drinks are available on site. Rain or shine.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17.

Where: Turtle Run Golf Club stage, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ambucsfridaynights.com.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Music by Steve Rodman & Love Sign. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. This 20th annual concert series is presented by Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group through Aug. 24.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 17.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org or facebook.com/summersoundsdanville/.

Future highlights

PARK BISTRO MusicWhat: Live music featuring Mike Higgins on Aug. 22, Aquila on Aug. 24 and Riders of The Golden Maize on Aug. 25. Music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings through Sept. 29.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22, 24 and 25.

Where: Park Bistro at Kickapoo State Park, 1 Clear Pond, Oakwood.

More info: Call 217-446-6986, facebook.com/kickapooStatePark/ or parkbistrokickapoo.wixsite.com/kchal.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES AT TEMPLE PLAZA

What: Music by Dalton Halls Band. Food vendors and beer tents, and proceeds from the event's sales go to benefit Danville area charities. This is the last concert in this year's concert series presented by Downtown Danville, Inc. and Portal Entertainment Group.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24.

Where: Temple Plaza, corner of North Vermilion and North streets, downtown Danville.

Cost: Free music.

More info: summersounds.org or facebook.com/summersoundsdanville/.

MAHOMET MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: An annual tradition of family-friendly fun. Music, beer available by Mahomet Lions Club, food court, street vendors, crafters village, carnival rides, cornhole tournament, parade and more. Country music stars Mark Chesnutt and Rodney Atkins to headline; Chestnutt at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and Atkins at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Christian Powerhouse Group, Carrollton at 11 a.m. Aug. 25. Other bands, Whiskey River Band with John Koller. 6 p.m., The Finchely Boys, 7 p.m., and Ray Fulcher. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. Jake Loban & Onoliegh Pommier: Bringing Nashville To Mahomet, 6 p.m., Kasey Tyndall, 6:45 p.m. and Adam Sanders, 8 p.m. Aug. 25.

When: Aug. 24 and 25.

Where: Main Street, downtown Mahomet.

Cost: Free music.

More info: MahometMusicFest@gmail.com, MahometMusicFestival.com.

THE VOJODEYL TRIO

What: Thetrio (Radim Vojtek, Martin Deyl and Karolina Magdelena Kupczyk) from the Czech Republic will be offering a sampling of Czech folk music from their homeland at several venues during an August visit to Illinois this year.

When: 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 26.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: spurlock.illinois.edu/events/#all or call 217-333-2360.

JOSE GOBBO OFFLINE BAND

What: Concert of soulful blues with this local trio lead by Urbana-based blues guitarist, Jose Gobbo. For all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26.

Where: Champaign Public Library, 200 W Green St.

Cost: Free.

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

HESSEL PARK CONCERTS

What: Champaign Park District concert. Gospel Jazz Fest.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

Where: Hessel Park, 1400 Valley Road, C.

Cost: Free.

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

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. Aug. 27 (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.

PARK BISTRO Music

What: Live music featuring John McMahon on Aug. 22, Champaign Freight on Aug. 24 and The Dixie Flyer Band on Aug. 25. Music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings through Sept. 29.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29, 31 and Sept. 1.

Where: Park Bistro at Kickapoo State Park, 1 Clear Pond, Oakwood.

More info: Call 217-446-6986, facebook.com/kickapooStatePark/ or parkbistrokickapoo.wixsite.com/kchal.

CHET KINGERY MEMORIAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

What: Sixth Annual Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Danny Paisley and Southern Grass, The Harmans, Cornfields and Crossroads, and Mackville.

When: Noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 1.

Where: The Great Pumpkin Patch, Arthur.

Cost: $25 adults, 16 under free with paid adult. $20 advance tickets.

More info: mackvillebluegrass.com or call 217-460-1439 or 217-578-3868.

COUNTING CROWS '25 YEARS AND COUNTING' TOUR

What: After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide tour. Opening acts are not yet confirmed and will be announced at a future date.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $32.50-$127 plus fees.More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com/CountingCrows.

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by Guido Sanchez-Portuguez (Classical Guitar). 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. Sept. 7.

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.

PRAIRIE SKY MUSIC FESTIVAL

What: The Second Annual Prairie Sky Music Festival presented by Lodgic will go beyond great music with food, drinks, vendors and activities, camping, and more! Mank & Sass, 6 p.m. and The Barefoot Movement, 8 p.m. Sept. 7. Fox Crossing String Band, 12:30 p.m.; Sleeping Okami, 2 p.m.; Edward David Anderson, 3:30 p.m.; The Way Down Wanderers, 5:15 p.m.; Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, 7:45 p.m. Sept. 8.

When: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 12:30 to 9:45 p.m. Sept. 8.

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

Cost: $37 Festival Pass, in advance ($45 at the gate). $15 Friday only, in advance ($20 at the gate). Kids 12 and under free.

More info: Call 217-333-3287 or https://allerton.illinois.edu/event/prairie-sky-music-festival/

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What: Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Jason Gentry. A dinner will be served before the show.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

More info: Call 217-377-0550 or 217-778-0990.

JAKE OWEN: 'LIFE'S WHATCHA MAKE IT TOUR 2018'

What: Big Loud recording artist Jake Owen brings his tour to the State Farm Center with special guests, Chris Janson and rising star Jordan Davis.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $39-$69 plus fees.

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

PARK BISTRO Music

What: Live music featuring Mitchell's Bluegrass on Sept. 8, Dave Coleman on Sept. 15. Music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings through Sept. 29.When: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15.

Where: Park Bistro at Kickapoo State Park, 1 Clear Pond, Oakwood.

More info: Email kitleehuang@hotmail.com, call 217-446-6986, facebook.com/kickapooStatePark/ or parkbistrokickapoo.wixsite.com/kchal.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Philo Country Opry. Food for sale by Melvin Lutheran Church.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 8. (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.

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. Sept. 10 (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.

THE HOT SARDINES

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Vintage jazz band featuring frontwoman, Elizabeth Bougerol and stride piano player Evan "Bibs" Palazzo, a blazing brass lineup and tap-dancing rhythm section.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

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

GLOBAL TRANSFER AFTERGLOW: ZESHAN B

What: Virtuoso vocalist Zeshan B blends hard-driving rhythms and horn-heavy soul sounds with Indo-Pakistani folk music to create his own unique, trilingual genre: Brown Skinned Soul.

When: 9:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

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.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: The Jazz Collective will be performing onstage, Sept. 15 and Mackville on Sept. 16. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 28.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16.

Where: Oz Pavilion, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-359-5565, curtisorchard.com/live-entertainment or email info@curtisorchard.com.

LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE

What: Marquee Great Hall Series. "Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter)."

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

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.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: DR Dixie will be performing onstage, Sept. 22 and Bones Jugs on Sept. 23. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 28.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: Oz Pavilion, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-359-5565, curtisorchard.com/live-entertainment or email info@curtisorchard.com.

PARK BISTRO Music

What: Live music featuring Well Spring Duo on Sept. 22, Pure Country on Sept. 29. Music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings through Sept. 29.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29.

Where: Park Bistro at Kickapoo State Park, 1 Clear Pond, Oakwood.

More info: Email kitleehuang@hotmail.com, call 217-446-6986, facebook.com/kickapooStatePark/ or parkbistrokickapoo.wixsite.com/kchal.

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: "Siren Songs." Sinfonia's 35th season opens with a collaboration the University of Illinois Oratorio Society.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

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.

KIDS' CONCERT

What: Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Kids' Concert will feature Ann Torralba aka Little Miss Ann, an award-winning kids musician and veteran instructor at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Lots of fun activities. Bring blankets or chairs. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 23.

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

Cost: $5/person or $10/family, suggested donation (at the gate).

More info: Call 217-333-3287 or allerton.illinois.edu or email allerton@illinois.edu

DANNY GOKEY: HOPE ENCOUNTER TOUR

What: Grammy nominee, Dove Award winner, and Capitol recording artist, Danny Gokey is gearing up for his first-ever headline tour with this fall's Hope Encounter. Also featuring Grammy nominee Tauren Wells and breakout artist Riley Clemmons.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 23. Gold Circle includes pre-show acoustic performance and photo opportunity, 5:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets $25, $35, and $75 (Gold Circle). Additional $4 processing fees apply (online only).

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

THE AVETT BROTHERS

What: American folk rock band in concert.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $45-$65, plus fees.

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

ALLERTON MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL

What: Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union. Lyric Theatre at Illinois presents the musical comedy, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," Sept. 27-28. University of Illinois Jazz Faculty and Concert Jazz Band present "Jazz in Blue," Sept. 29. Dr. Andrew Megill, Director of Choral Activities, will lead works by Bach featuring the University of Illinois Chamber Singers and a small orchestra, Sept. 30. Advance ticket purchased required.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29, 10 a.m. Sept. 30.

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

Cost: $28/person ($50 for two performances; $75 for three performances). Students, $10/performance.

More info: http://allerton.illinois.edu/event/music-barn-festival/, email allerton@illinois.edu or call 333-3287.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: The Jazz Collective will be performing onstage, Sept. 29 and Mackville on Sept. 30. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 28.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30.Where: Oz Pavilion, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-359-5565, curtisorchard.com/live-entertainment or email info@curtisorchard.com.

TONY JACKSON

What: Country music singer in concert.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 29. Doors open and dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $50 reserved seat, no handling fee. $15 dinner in conjunction with the concert.

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

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Michael J. Food for sale by Melvin Women's Club.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 6. (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: "American Portraits." With Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Jinjoo Cho, violin.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

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

AN EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND ROBERT EARL KEEN

What: The Virginia Theatre proudly welcomes back Lyle Lovett, touring this year with legendary singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $39.95-$69.95.

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

THE O'JAYS

What: The O'Jays have earned 10 Gold albums, 9 Platinum albums, and 10 #1 hits. There were inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame in 2013, one of many recognitions for their music.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $69.50-$119.50.

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

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: Prominent Germany-based classical guitarist, Rachel Schiff, a C-U native, returns home to present an all-Baroque program with local artists. This exciting season premiere features Schiff as BACH's first ever classical guitarist.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

Where: St. John Catholic Chapel, 604 E. Armory, C

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

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

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Caleb Cook Band on the second, Battle Creek on the third and various country bands 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.

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. Aug. 12.

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.

Next week

ILLINI FOLK DANCE SOCIETY

What: Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. No previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14-28.

Where: Room 314-B, 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. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 17.

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 Meadowhawk with Roger Diggle calling. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

Future highlights

ISRAELI FOLK DANCING

What: With the Champaign-Urbana Israeli Folkdancers. All are welcome, regardless of experience. Start at 7 p.m. with beginner dances, and progress to an intermediate level. Lots of open dance time. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 19.

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

Cost: Free, donations are accepted at the door.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.STARLITE BALL

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

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22.

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. Tango lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

WEST COAST SWING NIGHT CLUB DANCE

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

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 25.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What: First Fall Swing Dance. Weekly swing social dancing. All are welcome. Usually DJ'd by a local dance. No partner or special shoes required.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Aug. 27.

Where: Room 314 A, 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. Labor Day Casual. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 31.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. Sept. 5.

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

Cost: $10.

More info: Call 217-443-2999.

ILLINI FOLK DANCE SOCIETY

What: Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. No previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 18.

Where: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Except Sept. 18 at Room 314-A, 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

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music. Call to register for dinner.

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

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. The first hour will feature an introduction to English Country Dance. This is a good opportunity to get started in ECD, or review the basics if you haven't been for a while. 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. Sept. 9.

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.LATIN DANCE NIGHT/NOCHE DE BAILE LATINO

What: Come enjoy a free Latin Dance Night in the Krannert Center Lobby, 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.

When: 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22.

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

Cost: Free. Free garage parking. Cash bar available.

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

ILLINI FOLK DANCE SOCIETY

What: Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. No previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 23 and 30.

Where: Room 314-B, 314-A, respectively, 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

PERFORMING ARTS

Future highlights

'DEATH MAKES A HOUSE'

What: An audience-interactive murder mystery dinner presented by Champaign Urbana Theater Company's Seven Corpse Dinner Murder Mysteries. A fundraiser to benefit The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25.

Where: Elks Lodge, 903 N Dunlap Ave., Savoy.

Cost: $40 a piece or two for $75. Raffle items will be available

More info: Email Linda Knox at lrosek61@yahoo.com or cutc.org.

DOUG CHURCH, ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST

What: Doug Church, regarded as an icon in the industry, winning numerous awards, will be "shakin' it up" at Lorraine Theatre along with "Change of Habit" Tribute Band. Reserved seats online at thelorrainetheatre.com or general admission at the door the evening of the performance.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 25.

Where: Lorraine Theatre, 3254 E. Main St., Hoopeston.

Cost: Tickets $20-$30, plus $1.69-$2.04 service fee.

More info: thelorrainetheatre.com or call 217-397-2211.

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. Aug. 31.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

DINNER ON THE TITANIC

What: Sylvia's Irish Inn presents a deliciously stylish blast from the past, Dinner on the Titanic. Presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Seven Corpse Dinner Murder Mysteries. Authentic menu from the last night of the Titanic. Four course dinner. Come dressed in period costume if you like.

When: 5.30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1.

Where: Sylvia's Irish Inn, 312 W. Green St., U.

Cost: $55.

More info: Call 217-384-4800 or sylviasirishinn.com.

THEATER

This weekend

'DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'

What: Teen musical. Presented by DLO Musical Theatre in partnership with Teen Theatre Company of Danville.

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12.

When: Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School, Danville.

Cost: Tickets, $7-$15.

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

'MADAGASCAR, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, JR.'

What: Take a journey out of the zoo with your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film. The Little Theatre for Young Audiences.

When: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9-11.

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

Cost:Tickets $10.40-$12.50.

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

'MARY POPPINS, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL'

What: A comedy presented by Country Theatre Workshop. CTW's final show of the season.

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, 2 p.m. Aug. 12.

Where: Country Theatre Workshop theater, 1280 E. 770 N Road, 2 miles north of Cissna Park.Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 815-457-2626 or countrytheatre.org.

'SWEAT'

What: The Celebration Company. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play about class and race set in a bar in the eroding factory town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-11, 3 p.m. Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-18.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. Two for $20 on Aug. 3.

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

'YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN'

What: The musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.

When: 8 p.m. Aug. 9, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 10, 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12.

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.

'THE WIZARD OF OZ'

What: The Monticello Theatre Association presents the Young Performers Edition of The Wizard of Oz.

Where: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 11, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 18, and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

Next week

'NOISES OFF!'

What: This hilarious and classically comic play takes a look at the follies of theatre folk.

When: 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 15, 8 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 18, 2 p.m. Aug. 19, 8 p.m. Aug. 21, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 22, 8 p.m. Aug. 23, 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 24, 2 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26.

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.

Future highlights

'AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER'

What: Presented by Illinois Theatre.

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

Where: Studio 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.

'DISNEY'S THE ARISTOCATS — KIDS'

What: Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre. Stage adaptation of Disney's animated classic motion picture, and featuring a jazzy upbeat score. 30 minute version.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21, 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 22.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$12.

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

'DISNEY'S TARZAN THE MUSICAL'

What: Twin City Theatre Company.

When:7 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25, 2 p.m. Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2 p.m. Sept. 2.

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

Cost: Tickets $15-$18.

More info: twincitytheatreco.com, twincitysquared@gmail.com.

'FOX THE CHICKEN' AND 'WINGS'

What: Homer Opera House theater presents two short plays.

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$10.

More info: homeroperahouse.com, call 217-688-2395 or 217-493-6175.

'THE ODD COUPLE'

What: The Beef House Dinner Theatre. A comedy by Neil Simon.

When: Evening shows Oct. 19, 26 and 27 doors open at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. EDT); matinees Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28, 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. Matinee shows, $45.

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

'ROBIN HOOD'

What: Red Mask Players. Children's Theater fall production.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 7, 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 8, and 2 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $6.

More info: Call 217-442-5858, email redmaskplayers@hotmail.com or redmaskplayers.com.

'THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS'

What: Parkland Theatre. A modern mash-up between traditional Italian commedia del'arte and modern day sit-coms. Imagine a Bob Hope comedy written by Monty Python and performed with likes of Chaplin or Keaton.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29, 3 p.m. Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6, 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $9-$15; group (20 or more), $11; opening night is half-price.

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

'STRANGE WINDOW: THE TURN OF THE SCREW'

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Presented by The Builders Association, an Obie Award-winning performance and media company.

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

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.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

ILLINI SUPER JET FLY-IN

What: See real turbine powered R/C Jet aircraft fly at speeds up to 200 MPH!

When: Aug. 9-11. All day starting 7 a.m. Aug. 9 until 11 p.m. Aug. 11.

Where: Eli Field Model Air Park, located just east of the Monticello Railroad Museum, Monticello.

More info: https://www.elifield.com/events/illini-super-jets.PRAIRIE FARM

What: The farm features traditional farm animals, such as sheep, pigs, goats, horses, cows, chickens and more. In the event of inclement weather, the farm will be closed; 217-805-4100 for closure updates.

When: Open, 1 to 7 p.m. daily through Aug. 11. Petting area is open, 3 to 5 p.m. daily.

Where: 2202 W. Kirby, C.

Cost: No admission is charged, but donations to help keep them operating are appreciated.

More info: Call 217-398-2583 or email pfarm@champaignparks.com.

LEARN TO FISH

What: Taught by an Illinois Department of Natural Resources instructor. After the session, attendees will practice casting, learn the art of setting the hook and how to remove a hook, and to release a fish.

When: 1 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 31.

Where: Clinic begin at the Large Pavilion at Crystal Lake Park, near the Lake House, 206 W. Park St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS HOWL AT THE MOON

What: The 28th annual 8 hour run/walk. A 3.29 mile loop with support from Kennekuk's outstanding volunteers. Do as little or as much as you can. A perfect event for your first Ultra. Post-race party with food, drink, prizes and music.

When: 7:30 a.m. Aug. 11.

Where: Kennekuk Cove County Park, Danville.

More info: kennekuk.com.

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 217-840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 11.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org.

4-H HOPSTARS! RABBIT AGILITY SHOW

What: Check out this one-of-a-kind event. The Hopstars, a local 4-H Rabbit Agility club, will be doing a demonstration. The bunnies will hop, crawl, and leap through an obstacle while being guided by their 4-H handlers. For all ages.

When: 2 to 2:45 p.m. Aug. 11.

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

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

CUAS HOMER LAKE STARWATCH

What: Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for an evening observing the stars. Tonight, observe the Perseid meteor shower. Meet at the Interpretive Center at 8:30 p.m. for a short presentation by Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake, then drive to the Walnut Hill Shelter area to view the stars, planets, and more. Weather permitting. Call for weather updates.

When: 8:30 p.m. to midnight Aug. 11.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-356-2567 or email cuas@cuas.org or cuas.org.

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.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS SUMMER FUN RUNS/WALKS

What: Weekly 1 mile, 2 mile, and 3 mile run/walks. Entry is free with ribbons or medals to all finishers - and every night is a cookout night.

When: 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays through August.

Where: Kickapoo State Recreation Area Cross Country Course, Danville.

More info: kennekuk.com.

PIE RUN

What: A 3.14-mile course for walkers or runners. Water and pie stops provided. Choose to finish either "pie free" or "flying pie." Pie/Pi-themed costumes are encouraged and will be rewarded. Children may run with parents, but must be supervised at all times. All registrants must provide a valid email address to receive pre-race information. Deadline: July 30 to get a shirt; Aug. 15 to get a guaranteed spot unless the event is full. On-site registration if slots available.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18. Participant check-in at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Starts and ends at West Side Park, Champaign.

Cost: Fee (resident/non resident) $20/$30.

More info: topher.wendt@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2581.

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH/PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

What: Join members of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Inc. at their observatory for their public open house. See the stars and planets through the large public telescope. Weather permitting. Call 217-356-2567 if weather threatens or skies are cloudy.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 18.

Where: Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Observatory, southwest of Champaign, south of Monticello Road on County Road 700 E, C.

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

PLAY DAYS IN THE PARK

What: Urbana Park District staff bring the fun to you on select Thursdays this summer for a free Play Day in your neighborhood. Activities, sports, laughter, meeting new friends and more. All ages and abilities are welcome. Activities, equipment, popcorn and drinks are provided.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

Where: Victory Park, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

BATS AT THE BRIDGE

What: Learn about these ecologically important mammals and how white-nose syndrome is affecting their populations. After a short presentation indoors, participants head over to the Covered Bridge to look for the bats that roost there. Register by Aug. 23 at ccfpd.org.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

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

Cost: $3 per person; children 2 and younger are free.

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

REMOTE CONTROL AIRPLANE FLYING EVENT

What: Annual "Barnstormers Over Champaign," hosted by the Champaign County Radio Control Club, features the large RC models all doing amazing stunts. Pilots come from a number of states to participate. See the planes upclose and talk to the pilots.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 25 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 26.

Where: CCRCC Flying Field, on Route 150, 2.2 miles west of Champaign's Mattis Avenue, Champaign.

More info: ccrcc.info or email otedb@comcast.net.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

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

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 25.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.orgEXPLORE THE STARS WITH ASTROILLINI

What: Learn about stars and more with AstroIllini, a group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates from the UIUC Astronomy Department interested in conducting astronomy related Education and Public Outreach on the UIUC campus and in the C-U community.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Aug. 25.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or email librarian@champaign.org.

MEADOWBROOK PARK FULL MOON NIGHT RIDES

What: All ages. Full moon night rides depart shortly before sunset to enjoy the sunset and moonrise over the prairie on a 'pick your speed' ride very low traffic country roads to Sidney Dairy Barn to enjoy the regional favorite ice cream. After eating and socializing, the sun is set, the moon is in the sky for a magical ride home.

When: Aug. 25. Dates and times vary depending on night of full Moon.

Where: Depart from Windsor Road parking lot.

Cost: Free.

More info: prairiecycleclub.org.

HAYRIDE

What: Enjoy your county park located in the southern part of Vermilion County with a relaxing hayride tour. Forest Glen Preserve offers a hayride the first Saturday of each month, June through October. No pre-registration required.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 1.

Where: Meet in the Staff Office Parking Lot, Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost:$1 per person.

More info: Call 217-662-2142 or vccd.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, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday).

When: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, Sept. 2-Oct. 28.

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.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

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

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 8.

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

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

MINI RELAY FOR LIFE OF ST. JOSEPH

What: Presented by the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. Come out to support a great cause through the American Cancer Society and/or honor a loved one.

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

Where: St. Joseph-Ogden High School Track, 301 N. Main St., St. Joseph.

More info: Call 217-469-2159 or email admin@stjoechamber.org.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: "Ryan Young: We Define Ourselves" through Aug. 21, "Capturing Landscape," through Oct. 20; "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art" through Dec. 8.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays when classes are in session. 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, "Women Artists of the W. Dale and Jeanne C. Compton Collection of Native American Art" through Sept. 28; "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.

What: Spurlock Museum Summer Sunday: Docent-Led. Exploring the natural world with three month-long series of programs on precious metals, planets & stars, and plants. This month, Plants. This Sunday features docent-led activities such as mini-tours, scavenger hunts, and touch carts with hands-on artifacts. Available on a drop-in schedule.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 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 Midwest Juried Photography Exhibition."

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through Aug. 24.

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

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

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: "When We Went to War," "Champaign County Uncrated," "A Second Home, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois" and "The Art of Louise Woodroofe." The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

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

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3.

More info: champaigncountyhistory.org, email President@ChampaignCountyHistory.org or call 217-356-1010.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

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

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

Where: 700 S. Main St., Tuscola.

Cost: Free; donations are welcome.

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

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

What: Sponsored by the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society, the museum contains donated artifacts, pictures and documents telling the history of Farmer City's businesses, schools, churches, organizations, farm life and people.

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: The museum which features Ford County history with the current temporary display celebrates the state of Illinois' bicentennial.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through November.

Where: In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, adjacent to Majestic Park, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton (behind the Paxton City Hall, 145 S. Market St.).

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723.

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 Aug. 11; 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: Pictures and artifacts of Iroquois County's history. There are separate rooms dedicated to certain events or activities, such as the Wayne Hiles Military Room, the one-room school, the small music room, the old-time kitchen and more.

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

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: iroquoiscountyhistoricalsociety.com or call 815-432-2215 or 815-432-3730.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: The museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. A special exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose." The museum will have 1968-themed programs on the movies, modern architecture, the Vietnam War, and Civil Rights throughout the 2018 year.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

What: Museum Mondays: Go Green!. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose — sound familiar? Find out how you can use your imagination to repurpose something as simple as a toilet paper roll — and more! All ages. Drop-in program.

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 13.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

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: 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.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

More info: 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."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.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: Opening day for the exhibition, "In the Eye of the Beholder."

When: Aug. 18. Open, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through Dec. 16.

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.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: Vermilion County Museum Society is participating in Doors Open Illinois, as part of the Illinois Bicentennial celebration. The open house weekend will allow visitors to tour the Museum and Fithian Home free, and enjoy Illinois history from a Vermilion County perspective.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 217-442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: 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.

EXHIBITS

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Booker T. Washington STEM Academy (Emily Pawlicki), Dr. Howard Elementary School (Michael McLoughlin), and Central High School (Ravyn Rodgers).

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). Closed holidays. Through September.

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

Where: 200 W. Green St.Cost: Free.

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

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: Gallery exhibit, "Israel Through My Eyes," by Carol Garver.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday through September.

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

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

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit, "From Rail to Rail." Explore Kickapoo Rail Trail's fascinating history of uses.

When: 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).

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Opening reception for "2018 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition." Gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. by Chris Berti and music by the Derick Cordoba Trio.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday; Aug. 20 through Sept. 22.

Where: Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

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

UI LIBRARY

What: Exhibition, "ART + BOOKS," highlights creations by selected book artists and presses from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library collections: Loujon Press, Bea Nettles, Flying Fish Press, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr, Rusell Maret, and Jana Sim, from the 1960s to the present.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through Aug. 15.

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.

CITY OF URBANA

What: Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Scenes Of Downtown," illustrations by Christopher Evans.When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Urbana City Building; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Urbana Free Library. Closed holidays. Through Aug. 30.

Where: Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.; and Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: facebook.com/urbanapublicarts.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Rowan Brothers."

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Sept. 22.

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 fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, wines, arts and crafts, and more.

When: 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday, Aug. 11 through Oct. 27.

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

More info: urbanamarket.org.

CHAMPAIGN FARMERS' MARKET

What: Local farmers and food artisans bring fruits, veggies, flowers, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more. Market Seedlings, kids' program, on the last Tuesday of the month, with special activities and tastings for kids, plus stories and book giveaways from the Champaign Public Library.

When: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14 to Oct. 30.

Where: parking lot by Neil and Main streets, downtown Champaign (320 N. Neil).

More info: thelandconnection.org/market.

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: Crafters and vendors with creative crafts, antiques, bake goods and unique finds. Something new every month with 50-60 plus vendors.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, Aug. 18-Dec. 15. Except July due to the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair.

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

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

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