Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018

Entertainment listings, Aug. 16-23, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

142ND FAIRBURY FAIR

What: Music in beer tent: DJ, 7 p.m. Aug. 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: 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. 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. 16-19.

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. 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.

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. 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. 17-24.

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.

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.

2018 HEART 4 LIFE BENEFIT AND "WOP" MEMORIAL RIDE

What: The Heart for Life benefit is a family friendly event. It includes a raffle with cash prizes and a live auction. Also, gift baskets, WOP T-shirts and Heart 4 Life memorabilia for sale. Pulled pork and brisket for purchase. Two bands, Left for Dead and House of Cards, will entertain. This year's main recipient is Gracie Knelk, a 2-year-old battling Leukemia. Several other Danville area families are helped throughout the year also.

When: Aug. 18. Ride sign-up at 9 a.m., kick stands up at 11 a.m. The Heart 4 Life benefit, 3 to 10 p.m.

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

Cost: $20 per rider and $5 per passenger. Raffle tickets. $10 each.

More info: Call 217-274-7064 or 217-304-7360.

FARMER CITY END OF SUMMER COMMUNITY PARTY

What: The party is a fun, free event for the entire Blue Ridge community. Food, music, games and more. The library will have a station to paint "kindness rocks" to leave around the community, and there will be other fun crafts and games for families.

When: Noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 19.

Where: Weedman Park, Farmer City.

More info: facebook.com/farmercityparty.

Next week

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.

Cost: Free admission.

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.

Future highlights

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.

AUTOCROSS EVENT

What:Hosted by Parkland College and the Champaign County Sports Car Club this annual event is a fundraiser to support automotive student scholarships.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3.

Where: Parking lots of the Parkland campus, Champaign.

More info: ccsportscarclub.org.

CAF AIRPOWER HISTORY TOUR

What: National Air Tour of Historic WWII Aircraft. Aircraft tours available starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 5-7, and noon Sept. 8 and 9. Supporting aircraft available for rides all day. Attending Aircraft: B-29 Superfortress FIFI, B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil, P-51 Mustang Gunfighter, C-45 Expeditor Bucket of Bolts, T-6 Texan, Boeing Stearman.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5-9.

Where: Midwest Aero Restorations, 22563 N. Bowman Ave., Danville.

Cost: Ramp access cost, $10 for adults; $5, youth age 11 thru 17; age 10 and under, free. Price includes free B-29 cockpit tour when the aircraft is available.

More info: airpowersquadron.org/danville-illinois

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 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 museum, ages 11 and younger free.

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

FILMS

This weekend

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. 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.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What:The movie is about four high school kids who discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting. Call to reserve a seat.

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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

PARK BISTRO Music

What: Live music featuring 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. 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.

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, http://www.facebook.com/SummerSoundsDanville/.

MID-OCTOBER & DUSTIN DANGER

What: Vine & Vibes Free Music. Mid-October is an alternative/indie duo that incorporates the love they share into the music they write. Dustin Danger music ranges from fast silly punk to soft acoustic ballads, with elements of early rock'n'roll, folk, country, blues, and hip hop.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 18.

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

Cost: Free music.

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

BELLFLOWER COUNTRY OPRY

What: Belfllower Country Opry Band with guest, Logan Kirby, performing their favorite Elvis and 50's and 60's songs. A baked spaghetti dinner starts at 5 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 18.

Where: Bellflower Community Center, gymnasium, 202 Center St.

Cost: Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free; meal, $6.

More info: 217-898-7493 or 309-722-3497.

RENEE DION

What: Free Music Sunday. Experience her latest album, "Haven."

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 19.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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. 19 through Sept. 2.

Where: Lincoln Park, Danville.

Cost:Free.

More info: Email docashton1@aol.com.

Next week

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

Where: Meet in the hallway near Spark Museum and Play Café at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-621-2631 or email kleiss@illinois.edu.

PARK BISTRO Music

What: 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 http://www.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.

Future highlights

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.

AMASONG CHORUS OPEN HOUSE REHEARSAL

What: Are you a woman who likes to sing? Does the word audition intimidate you just a tiny bit? This local community women's chorus will host an Open House to let women see what Amasong is all about. This will be an open rehearsal with singing, entertainment, and no auditions. Bring a friend and come sing with Amasong.

When: 6:45 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30.

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

More info: amasong.org or email director@amasong.org.

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.

AARON KELLY

What: Free Music Sunday. His songs are meant to ease a burden and bring a smile, carefully crafted and made to last.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 2.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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 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.

ENDLESS SUMMER CONCERT

What:Benefit for Merci's Refuge, a Women's Residential Home. Da Ja Vu, with special guest Candy Foster, The Tons O' Fun Band, Scott Wattles and Blue Suede Crew, Captain Rat and Blind Rivets. $2,500 cash raffle, Car and Truck Cruise-In for your viewing pleasure, food vendors, beer, wine, and silent auction. Entry and raffle tickets available online at lifechangeshere.org.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Corner of Main and Walnut streets, Champaign.

Cost: Entry fee, $10.

More info: Call 217-493-3300 or email tlipscomb@hopeforafuture.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.

ESCAPING PAVEMENT

What: Free Music Sunday. Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of Bluegrass, Folk, and the modern counterparts to these genres.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Free.

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band. Hee Haw Tribute Show with Marcia Shelton. A dinner will be served before the show.

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. Sept. 21.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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. 21-28.

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

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.

Future highlights

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.

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What:Fall Kickoff Dance. The Illini Swing Society is excited to launch into its upcoming classes and dances. Meet new people, learn a few moves and have fun at this kickoff event which includes: Raffle to win fall swing dance lessons; free beginner lesson, 8 to 9 pm.; free social dance, 9 to 11 p.m. No partner or special shoes needed.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 3.

Where:Great Hall (upstairs), Wesley United Method Church, 1203 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.org.

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.

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What: Weekly swing social dancing. All are welcome. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No partner or special shoes needed.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct.15.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.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

Next week

'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.

Future highlights

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

What: Kid-friendly interactive family show at 7 p.m. followed by the cage-free comedy for the rest of the family at 8:30.

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

'NOISES OFF!'

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

When: 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.

'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. 16-18.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. .

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

'THE WIZARD OF OZ'

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

Where: 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

'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.

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.

'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

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.

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.

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.

ANNUAL AUGUST BLUEBIRD CELEBRATION AND POTLUCK.

What: Join Middlefork Audubon Society for a bird hike with U of I grad student, Todd Jones, followed by a festive potluck meal and conversation. Jones will share his 2018 findings about bluebird fledglings and discuss ground-nesting birds of Kennekuk Cove grasslands. Drinks and tableware will be provided but feel free to bring your recyclable plates, cups and silverware.

When: Meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

Where: Outdoor Education Center, Kennekuk Cove County Park, 5 miles west of Danville.

More info: Call 217-621-7528, email suzanne56smith@gmail.com or middleforkaudubon.org.

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 Champaign County Radio Control Club, features the large RC models all doing amazing stunts. Pilots come from a number of states to participate. At approximately noon on Saturday, spectators are allowed into the pit area to visit with the pilots and see the planes up close. Also, a raffle for RC items from local hobby shops.

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

Where: CCRCC Flying Field, on Route 150, 2.5 miles west of Champaign's Mattis Avenue, Champaign.

Cost: Admission and parking are free.

More info: Call 217-898-9666, 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.org

EXPLORE 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.

Future highlights

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.

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Inc. See the stars and planets through the largest public telescope in central Illinois. Canceled in the event of bad weather, including cloudy skies. Call 217-356-2567 if the weather is iffy.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 15.

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: "Ryan Young: We Define Ourselves" through Aug. 21, "Capturing Landscape," through Oct. 20; "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art" through Dec. 8. KAM's collection galleries, including Encounters: The Arts of Africa the award-winning gallery of art from Africa and the African diaspora and a completely refreshed Ancient Mediterranean gallery on the lower level.

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: Arts Exploration. Exploring the natural world with three month-long series of programs on precious metals, planets & stars, and plants. This month, "Plants." This third Sunday offers visitors an opportunity to create a different special art project. Available on a drop-in schedule.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

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

What: Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 18 for the "Name our Cattle Bank Cow" contest to name the museum'snew mascot. Vote online at ChampaignCountyHistory.org, at the museum, or at its Taste of Champaign booth Aug. 17 and 18. The CCHM Education Committee will select the top three names, based on creativity, cleverness (puns encouraged!), and relevance to the museum's mission.

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 Sept. 8; 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.

MONTICELLO RAILWAY MUSEUM

What: 401 in Steam. Experience riding behind the restored 1907-vintage steam locomotive.

When:Aug. 18 and 19. Depart every 1 1 / 2 hours from museum site (Nelson Crossing), 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. From downtown (Wabash Depot), 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. From downtown, 4 p.m., no return trip to downtown.

Where: 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $9-$14; children under 2 years old are free with adult paid fare.

More info: mrym.org, call 877-762-9011 or email info@mrym.org.

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.

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:"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.

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: New year-long farming exhibit, "Down on the Farm." The exhibit will highlight the agricultural history of Vermilion County and honor the 100th Anniversary of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through May 2019.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Museum admission, $1-$3. Museum and Fithian House admission, $1-$5. Children 12 years old and younger, free.

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

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: The 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

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Discover Illinois natural history both inside and outside the nature center. Indoors, explore the Field Station through hands-on displays that include new discovery drawers and seasonal exhibits: explore the new interactive "frog calls" and "bird calls" drawers, wear "wonderful wings" and pretend to be an owl or other flying animal, and discover animal X-rays on the new light table. Watch wildlife in the center's habitat garden and feeding station or relax with a favorite nature book in the Observation Room.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed for cleaning, Aug. 12-19.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

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.

RANTOUL PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Local Artist Spotlight, a new monthly event that features Authors, Artists, Musicians, and a variety of other styles of the arts every last Saturday of the month. No two events will be the same. This month, an exhibit by Kali Morgan, Photographer. Her works are for sale.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25.

Where: 106 W. Flessner Ave., Rantoul.

Cost:Free, but a small donation will be taken for the "Raise the Roof" fundraiser, with proceeds being split between the artist and the library's fundraiser..

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

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. 18 through Oct. 27.

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

More info: urbanamarket.org.

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.

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. 21 to Oct. 30.

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

More info:thelandconnection.org/market.

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