Entertainment listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018

Entertainment listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

CAF AIRPOWER HISTORY TOUR

What: National Air Tour of Historic World War II Aircraft. Aircraft tours available starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 and 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. 6-9.

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

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

More info: airpowersquadron.org/danville-illinois.

THE 48TH ANNUAL ARCOLA BROOMCORN FESTIVAL

What: Food, arts and craft booths and street vendors, carnival rides and broom making demonstrations. The National Broom Sweeping Contest and the beer and wine tent opens at 4 p.m.; free concert by The Kick, 5 p.m.; Garrett Biggs opens for the Feudin' Hillbillies, 8 p.m. Sept. 7. The 41st annual 5K and 10K race and 5K recreational walk, 8 a.m.; parade, 3 p.m.; Christian recording artist Aaron Shust, 5 p.m.; Teen Dance with The Rockin' Tater Show, 7 p.m.; beer and wine tent features 90's Daughter, 8 p.m. Sept. 8. First Christian Church outdoor church service, 10 a.m.; Arcola Jaycees Kiddie Tractor Pull, 11 a.m.; Ivan Parker outdoor free concert, 1 p.m. at church parking lot; free concert with Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, 2 p.m. ; food and craft booths close at 5 p.m.; nd beer and wine pavilion closes at 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

When: 10 a.m. to midnight Sept. 7, 8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 8 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: downtown Arcola.

More info: arcolachamber.com/arcola-broomcorn-festival/ or call 217-268-4530 .

GIBSON CITY HARVEST FEST

What:This two-day festival for all ages includes live music, delicious food, craft and retail vendors, kids activities, adult games, beer garden and more. Music by Seasonal Disorder (hard rock, classic, rock, grunge), 8 p.m. and Big Guns (80's Hair Rock) 9 p.m. Sept. 7. The NATU Band (country), 6 p.m., Ray Fulcher (country), 8 p.m., Walker McGuire (modern country/ Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire duo), 10 p.m. Sept. 8.

When: 4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7 and 11 a.m. to midnight Sept. 8.

Where: downtown Gibson City

More info: gibsoncityharvestfest.com.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Come out to Main Street for dr

ag queen story hour, adventure play, disc golf, live music and a huge array of local clubs, organizations and groups who make our community so vibrant. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 4 to 11:45 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: Main Street, 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 celebrate 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

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.

PRAIRIE STORIES

What: Experience what life was like in 19th century east central Illinois. The day begins with artisan demonstrations and outdoor cooking. Hands-on activities like candle dipping and butter churning begin at noon. Also, American folk music and dancing with the Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Enjoy our popular archaeology area, and discover how people of the past used their gardens for more than just food.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Museum of the Grand Prairie, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

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

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.

BLUES AND BARBECUE

What: This fundraiser has been cancelled due to flooding. It will be announced at a later date when the event has been rescheduled. There will be music, four activity inflatables, a dunk tank, 50/50 raffle, food and fun. Fundraiser to support Oakwood Park facility upgrades. Sponsored by Village of Oakwood.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Oakwood Park.

Cost: Free admission. 50/50 raffle tickets are on sale now at the Oakwood Village Hall.

More info: Call 217-354-4255.

MUM FEST

What: Event connects families with a fun fall day at our farm. Purchase the perfect mum from the largest variety selection of fall mums in one location in central Illinois. Live music, kid games, pony rides, face painting, antique tractors, food concessions, local craft and artisan vendors and more.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: Triple M Farm: Mariah's Mums & More, 16727 Airport Road, Clinton.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-722-3531 or mariahsmums.com.

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.

Next week

VERMILION RIVER FALL FESTIVAL AND FARMERS MARKET

What: Craft vendors, flea market, food, beer garden. Activities - Bumper cars, escape room, climbing wall, pony rides, kids inflatables, free lawn games, facepainting, dodgeball tournament (register by Sept. 12, $50/team), Illiana Antique Automobile Club Car Show, story time and crafts at the library, cash bingo, silent auction, meet the Danville Dashers, tomahawks, canoe/ kayak rides, psychic readings. Music - Hot Iron String Band, Friday; Dixie Flyer Band and Bashful Youngens, Saturday; Chickadee Sermon and Dr. Ashton and the Root Canals, Sunday.

When: 10 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16. Kids activities start at 5 p.m. Sept. 14 and run throughout the weekend. Dodgeball tournament, first game, 11 a.m. Sept. 15.

Where: Ellsworth Park, Danville.

More info:Call 217-431-2272 or cityofdanville.org/fall-festival.

CU PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE

What:Presented by the UP Center of Champaign County. Friday night kicks off the festivities with a Queer Dance Party before Saturday's family-friendly vendor fair and the parade at 5 p.m. and Annual Pride Youth Event at Orpheum Children's Science Museum at 7 p.m. Stick around for the official evening party. Sunday, end the festivities with the popular drag brunch, and a Pride After Party.

When:9 p.m. Sept. 14, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 15 and noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Downtown Champaign. Parade starts at corner of Main and Walnut, proceeds south on Walnut, west on Chester Street, north on Neil Street and proceeds to Washington Street, turns east and comes to an end.

Cost: Family-friendly area, free.

More info: unitingpride.org.

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.

Future highlights

AMBUCS 26TH ANNUAL SCARECROW FESTIVAL

What: There will be games for the kids, a flea market, barrel train rides, hay rack rides, music, food, face painting, a bake sale and a 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., U.

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

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTMENT

When:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where:Homestead Cabin area at Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost:Free admission.

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

IMMIGRANT WELCOME AWARDS CEREMONY AND CELEBRATION

What: Celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up our community with an afternoon of food, music, art projects for children, and special guests. The ceremony recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations that have created a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in the Champaign-Urbana community. The ceremony includes a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mitotiani, a local dance group that shares traditional dances from different regions of Mexico. After the ceremony, the celebration moves across the street to Stango Cuisine for food, socializing and music.

When: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

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

Cost: Free.

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

FIRE RESCUE BENEFIT

What: Join us for an afternoon of music, light hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. All of the monies raised will go to The Salvation Army Fire Rescue for the Fire Victims in California. Participants are invited to stay for dinner and enjoy any entrée at half price. Hosted by Silvercreek Restaurant in partnership with The Salvation Army.

When:4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where:Silvercreek Restaurant, 402 N. Race St., U.

Cost:Tickets, $25, includes one glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres. Donations for the silent auction are appreciated.

More info: Call 217-328-3402.

PIONEER CRAFT DAY

What:Experience life as a pioneer in the Forest Glen Preserve with family fun period activities, tour the cabin and watch period craftspeople demonstrate their art.

When: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: Homestead Cabin Area, Forest Glen Preserve, east of Westville.

Cost: All activities are free.

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

THE PYGMALION FESTIVAL

What: PYGMALION has grown to include music, technology, literature, food, maker components and comedy. Music includes Janelle James, Anna Burch, Billy Strings, Whitney (duo), Kyle Kinane, Mount Kimbie and Cuco and many more. Literary includes Jensen Beach, Paige Lewis, Rochelle Hurt, Liz Acevedo, a poetry marathon. See the site.

When: Entire festival runs Sept. 26-29. Various times.

Where: Various locations in Champaign and Urbana. Primarily, in downtown Urbana, Canopy Club, Iron Post, Blackbird Urbana, UCMC, Urbana Free Library, Red Herring and more.

Cost: Festival passes, day passes and single-show tickets for music are available online.

More info: thepygmalionfestival.com or info@thepygmalionfestival.com.

PYGMALION FESTIVAL

What: This year Krannert Center hosts the festival introducing another component: comedy, with headliner Tig Notaro, star and creator of "One Mississippi" on Amazon Prime, 8:30 p.m. in Foellinger Great Hall. The fourth annual Tech Demo at 5:30 p.m. is in the lobby, before, during and after performances. Human Library at 5:30 p.m., featuring community storytelling, is again an on-site feature. Criminal (podcast) at 6:30 p.m., Whitney Duo at 10:30 p.m. in Colwell Playhouse. Jensen Beach, Paige Lewis, Rochelle Hurt at 7 p.m. in lobby. Tesla Coil performances, 8 and 10 p.m. in Amphitheatre.

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Foellinger Great Hall, Colwell Playhouse, Amphitheatre, Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

Cost: Lobby events are free. Tickets for Notaro and updates online.

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

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), a variety of music and entertainment, food and wine slushies.

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. The day kicks off 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. Take part in keg rolling, a beer-stein-holding and "Best Dressed" competitions. And 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.

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.

FOURTH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

What: Day of family fun. Activities include: Pumpkin painting, craft and vendor fair, pet adoptions, free kids activities, food truck and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29.

Where: Green View Garden Center, 2005 Jones Ct,Mahomet.

More info: Call 217-586-1112 or greenview.com/events/fall-festival.

39TH ANNUAL HARVEST DAZE

What: Sponsored by Iroquois County Historical Society. Fish fry kick off, Oct. 5. Annual Harvest Daze Cruise-In, Oct. 6; registration, 9 a.m. to noon, awards at 3 p.m. Victorian Room bake sale, pumpkin contest, over 70 craft, food and home party vendors, food and drink in Red Barn, free entertainment under the big tent, face painting and annual raffle. Tractor show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

When: Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Opening ceremonies, 9 a.m. Oct. 6. Festival hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

Where: on the grounds, Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka.

Cost: Cruise-In registration donation, $10.

More info: Call 815-432-2215, iroquoiscountyhistoricalsociety.com or email ichs221567@mchsi.com; for cruise-in, call 815-278-0881 or email carshowguy74@gmail.com; tractor show, call 815-383-4364.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

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

When: 4 to 11:45 p.m. Oct. 5.

Where: downtown Urbana.

Cost: Free.

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

THE FUR BALL

What: A fun and interactive evening gala that features silent and live auctions, a jewelry raffle, and a delicious plated dinner, all to support homeless animals in our area. Business/cocktail attire. Emcee Jennifer Roscoe, WCIA TV-3. Dress up and come try your luck at winning fabulous jewelry, cool trips, and more

When: Cocktails and silent auction, 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; live auction and raffles, 8 p.m. Oct. 5.

Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1501 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets $100. Make a donation.

More info: cuhumane.org/NewsEvents/FurBall.aspx or call 217-344-7297.

DALLAS & COMPANY'S 30TH ANNUAL MAGIC WEEKEND!

What: A magical place filled with unexpected items, displays, and fun. Live magic performances, face painting, carnival games, and surprises. Magic Show times will be added to our Facebook page- Facebook/dallasandco

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

Where: Dallas & Company, 101 E. University Ave., C.

More info: Call 217-351-5974 or email Dallas@dallasandco.com.

ANNUAL FAMILY FUNFEST

What: Fun and informative for all ages. Free family activities with awareness on: wellness, brain games, community organization information and provide information of services and wellness resources available. Presented by Dr. G's BrainWorks.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

Where: Market Place Shopping Center, 2000 N. Neil St., C .

More info: email aynproductions@yahoo.com or call 217-791-1385.

FLANNEL FEST

What: Get your flannel ready and join us for a day of fun fall festivities. Watch the Timberwork's Lumberjack Show perform demonstrations throughout the day including log rolling, axe throwing, and speed caving. Enjoy music, art, games, crafts, food trucks and more.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

Where: Hessel Park, Champaign.

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

FILMS

This weekend

SEPTEMBER REEL DEALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 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.

Next week

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.

MOVIES AT MCKINLEY

What: McKinley Foundation will kick off CU PrideFest with a showing of the Academy Award winning film "Call Me By Your Name." (2018), Rated R, 130 minutes.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Free, donations taken with proceeds going the UP Center - Uniting Pride in Champaign County.

More info:Call 217-344-0297, mckinley-foundation.org or email paula@mckinley-foundation.org.

Future highlights

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

What: Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week, Celebrate Again Week, and Welcoming Week with an outdoor movie, "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey," at the park. Bring a blanket/lawn chair. Free popcorn and lemonade as long as supplies last. Bring your own snacks or picnic dinner if you wish.

When: 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Rain date, Sept. 22.

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

Cost:$5 donation.

More info:Call 217-384-4062.

A BUTTERFLY SPECTACULAR

What: Watch new films by Cindy and Kirby Pringle, "Touched by a Butterfly" and "A Landscape for Life." The Pringles have been involved in monarch butterfly conservation for 20 years. Cindy is a Paxton native.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Paxton Carnegie Library, 254 S. Market St., Paxton.

More info:Call 217-379-3431.

OCTOBER REEL DEALS

What: "Get Out" (2017). Rated R. 104 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and 4.

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.

OCTOBER REEL DEALS

What: "Beetlejuice" (1998). Rated PG. 92 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 18.

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: "Hocus Pocus" (1993). Rated PG-13. 96 minutes.

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

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

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

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH

What:"Suspicion" (1941). Not Rated. 99 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 22.

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

Cost: $6, or all five for $24 Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH

What: "Notorious" (1946). Not Rated. 102 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

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

Cost: $6, or all five for $24 Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH

What:"Alfred Hitchcock Presents."

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

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

Cost: $6, or all five for $24 Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH

What:"Dial M for Murder" (1954). Rated PG. 105 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 25.

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

Cost: $6, or all five for $24 Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH

What: "Psycho" (1960). Rated R. 109 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

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

Cost: $6, or all five for $24 Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only).

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

MUSIC

This weekend

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.

14th ANNUAL MEADOWBROOK PARK JAZZ WALK

What: Meadowbrook's Wandell Sculpture Garden is a picturesque location for live, local jazz music during this sunset event. A selection of jazz soloists and small combos will be scattered along the paths of the park. Listen to as many as you like as you walk at your own pace through the garden.

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

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana

Cost: Free. Stop by the information table to make a donation towards the musicians.

More info:Call 217-367-1544 or 217-367-9575.

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: Chrissy Sparks and the Philo Country Opry. Food for sale by Melvin Lutheran Church. Pulled pork, chips, homemade pies and drinks.

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.

Next week

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

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

Cost: Free.

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

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

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

PRIME MUSIC FESTIVAL

What:Unique sets and performances from some of electronic and hip-hop music's most edgy beat makers and rappers. Smokepurpp, SoDown, Matoma, Elephante, Lil Skies, Harley Boys, plus Porn and Chicken, Goodsex, Haleigh Haus, Arvii Mala, Chase Baby, DJ Belly, DJ Tim Williams, Gatson. Sponsored by Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment and Urbana Park District. Enjoy food, beverages and good times.

When: 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14.

Where: Champaign County Fairgrounds, 1302 N Coler Ave, U.

Cost: Advance early bird $40-$50 / VIP Early Bird $75-$80: primeillinois.frontgatetickets.com/

More info:Call 217-367-1544 or primemusicfest.com or http://www.facebook.com/PRIMEMusicFest/

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 CHORALWhat: 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.

Future highlights

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.

CONCERT BY KARUNA

What: The Spurlock Museum, Center for Advanced Study and Robert E. Brown Center for World Music celebrate 2018 Welcoming Week with a performance by music trio Karuna, featuring Hamid Drake, drumset, percussion; Ralph M. Jones, woodwinds, flutes; and Adam Rudolph, hand drumset, electronics, percussion.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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: Sinfonia's 35th season opens with "Siren Songs." Sinfonia da Camera will be joined by University of illinois Oratorio for the second half of the evening.

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, sinfonia.illinois.edu 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

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WIND SYMPHONY AND WIND ORCHESTRA

What: School of Music. The wind symphony serves as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program and is an innovator in the wind band field. The wind orchestra excels at a wide range of musical styles.

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 23.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

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.

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. Sept. 24 (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.

THE DRAGON PAINTER (1919)

What: A pioneering Asian-American film starring producer and actor Sessue Hayakawa, "The Dragon Painter "will be screened with an original score, composed and conducted by Renée Baker. Illinois Modern Ensemble and Improvisers Exchange Ensemble members will be the featured performers.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

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.

ALLERTON MUSIC BARN FESTIVAL

What: 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. Concert Series, presented by the University of Illinois Community Credit Union.

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 217-333-3287.

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.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: JEAN-RENÉ BALEKITA

What: Congolese guitarist and vocalist Jean-René Balekita will share African rhythms with flavors of gospel, jazz, and Congolese rumba. For all ages.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: School of Music. The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of pieces.

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

MARCUS TARDELLI, GUITAR

What: Marquis Big Mix Series. ELLNORA Reverb concert featuring this Brazilian guitarist.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$30.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

JUPITER STRING QUARTET AND JASPER STRING QUARTET

What: Marquis Classical Mix Series. To open the Classical Mix Series, the Jupiter has invited Jasper Quartet and Michael Cameron to join this "quartet-plus" showcase.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$33.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

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

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.

THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

What:The alt-rock, multi-platinum selling band will perform.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $20-$35, plus fees. University of Illinois students will receive a $5 to $10 discount off the price of admission, depending on the section they reserve.

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

HINDSLEY SYMPHONIC BAND

What: As part of the University of Illinois Bands, the Hindsley Symphonic Band is an ensemble comprised primarily of music majors set within a traditional symphonic band. This ensemble has a set instrumentation and performs large ensemble works, quality repertoire on various levels, historic transcriptions, and modern pieces.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Corn Desert Ramblers will be performing onstage on Oct. 6, The Jordanear on Oct. 7 and Maria & Co. on Oct. 8. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 28.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8.

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.

THE CLASSIC ROCK EXPERIENCE

What: The Classic Rock Experience in concert. 70's Arena Rock Show. A magical musical journey to the 70's. Featuring music of Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Boston, Deep Purple, Journey, Grand Funk, and more.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $25/person plus handling fee

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

NATHAN AND JULIE GUNN AND FRIENDS

What: Marquis Big Mix Series. An Evening on Broadway.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$50.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

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. 6.

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.

UI BLACK CHORUS CONCERT

What: The Black Chorus at the University of Illinois has sustained a high level of excellence in performance, collaborating with writers, jazz and gospel musicians, chamber orchestra, and dancers.

When: 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

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. Oct. 8 (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 DOOBIE BROTHERS

What:The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY Awards.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $24-$146 plus fees.

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

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.

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by John Coppess (folk, country, cowboy). 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. Oct. 12.

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.

ANNUAL UI BANDS HOMECOMING CONCERT

What: Everyone is invited to this gala concert — but especially all Illinois Bands alumni and their families and friends. Help celebrate the sesquicentennial of one of the most prominent, historic, and largest collegiate band programs in the world.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

DANVILLE SWEET ADELINES WOMEN'S CHORUS

What: "The Good, The Bad & The Emoji!" Danville Sweet Adelines' fall shows. A guest quartet will perform.

When: 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

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

Cost: Tickets, adults, $15; children 12 and under, $8.

More info:Call 217-474-0473.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

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

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

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.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: Mahler and Strauss. Join CUSO as the season opens with the late Romantic music of Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

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.

ILLINOIS MODERN ENSEMBLE

What: School of Music. The Illinois Modern Ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

UI PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

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

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: CU Folk and Roots Festival Collaboration. Try a wine.

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 18.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AND SUSAN WENRER

What: Marquee. Each artist has wowed Krannert Center audiences separately in the past; together, they make a dream team of song!.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$55.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

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.

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: "Sounds of Youth." Concert features Sinfonia da Camera and a solo by Arsenii Mun, piano, winner of High School Concerto Competition.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

SEA CHANTEY SING

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

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22. (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.

BERNHARD SCULLY, HORN

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

DANIEL HOPE AND FRIENDS: AIR-A BAROQUE JOURNEY

What: Based on Hope's award-winning Deutsche Grammophon recording and featuring a stunning ensemble of virtuoso musicians from around the world, Air reveals the diversity and eloquence of music of the Baroque era, from simple dance forms to the work of Bach.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$38.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

UI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

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. Oct. 29 (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.

DANCING

This weekend

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Welcome Back Dance.Open dancing.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Too Old To Be Controlled with Deborah Hyland 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. Sept. 7.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Bev Wolfe. 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.

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. 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.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 14.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

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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: 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16.

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

Cost: Free, donations are accepted at the door.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

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. 20-Oct.15.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21.

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. Sept. 22.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

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.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE IN THE GARDEN

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. . In case of rain or excessive heat the dance will be moved inside the museum.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 23.

Where: Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden by the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet.

Cost: Free admission

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Patt and Possum with Karen Jackson 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. Oct. 5.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

What: A dinner and a dance with music by Tex and the Tumbleweeds. Call to register for dinner.

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

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

Cost:$5 and includes meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544.

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

PAW PATROL LIVE! 'RACE TO THE RESCUE'

What:An action-packed, music-filled production, presented by Pedigree. Using Bunraku puppetry, The PAW Patrol characters are brought to life on stage with their vehicles and pup packs, classic theatrical scenery including locations from the TV series.

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26.

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

Cost: Tickets start at $23.50, plus fees.

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

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. Sept. 28.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

AN AFTERNOON WITH LUIS ALBERTO URREA

What:Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and award-winning writer, a master storyteller who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for refreshments and book sales. A signing will follow the talk. Part of the Great Authors at the Library series and The Pygmalion Festival.

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 29.

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

Cost: Free.

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

THEATER

This weekend

'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.

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'THE KITCHEN WITCHES'

What: A comedy presented by Central Illinois Stage Company (CISCo).

When: 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13-15 and 2 p.m. Sept. 16.

Where: Praise Assembly, 1300 Osage Road, Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $10; available online and at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.

More info:centraliltheatre.com.

'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.

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'AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER'

What: Presented by Illinois Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-6, 10-13, and 3 p.m. Oct. 14.

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 EMERALD CITY OF OZ'

What: Homer Opera House theater presents the Sixth Book in Lyman Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz" series.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29, and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

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.'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM'What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. One of Broadway's greatest musical farces.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20, 25-27, and 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 26, Krannert Room.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25. Dessert and Conversation, $10.

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

'LA BOHÈME'

What: Presented by Lyric Theatre @ Illinois. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27, and 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Krannert Room.

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

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

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

'MEN ON BOATS'

What: The Celebration Company. The Station Theatre's first production of its 47th Season is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition with 10 explorers, four boats and one Grand Canyon.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-7, 10-14, 17-20. One of the Sundays is usually at 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'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.

'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.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: PRAIRIE ADVENTURES.

What: This multi-disciplinary learning experience incorporates settlers, harvesting, and prairie animals and plants. Investigate Buffalo Trace Prairie, witness a prairie burn demo, and see and touch harvesting tools and bison bones! Most of it will be outdoors, with significant walking; please dress appropriately. Recommended for children 8 years old and up, with parental accompaniment suggested. Register at ccfpd.org.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7.

Where: Museum of the Grand Prairie, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: $3 per child.

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

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: SOAK UP THE SUN

What: Outdoor program for preschoolers ages 2-6. This is a chance for parents/grandparents to engage with your child as they experience the natural world with an hour of hands-on activities. Dress for the weather and a short hike. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the Interpretive Center. Register by Sept. 6 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 7.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 217-840-1678 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

ZOO AT THE LIBRARY!

What:Kiss a kangaroo? Pet a python? Cuddle a coatimundi? It's going to be a zoo at the library! Springfield-based Wild Times Exotics will bring exotic animals for everyone to hold, pet, or kiss.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Sept. 8.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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. 9-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.

GRANDPARENT'S DAY AT THE PLAYSCAPE

What: Come celebrate Grandparent's Day with us. Drop in at the Homer Lake Natural Playscape to enjoy the outdoors. This program encourages grandparents and grandchildren to engage in nature-related activities together. All ages.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 9.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ANNUAL CEMETERY WALK

What: Presented by the Iroquois County Genealogical Society. This year's walk will have about 8-9 presenters relating the stories of some of those buried in Sheldon Cemetery.

When: 2 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: Begins at the mausoleum, located on the west side of Sheldon Cemetery, located south of town — if you take Route 24 to Sheldon, turn south onto Fourth Street and follow the road through town.

Cost: A small admission fee to help offset the costs of the walk.

More info: Call 815-432-3730.

URBANA TRY-ATHLON

What: Route starts at Urbana Boulders for registration, waiver signing, camaraderie, and all levels indoor climbing. Tryathletes will then follow their pack leaders and ride through to Lohmann Park to play a couple of holes of Disc Golf while enjoying live music. Followed by a ride to Riggs Beer Company to keg toss and celebrate Urbana with your friends, family and complimentary Tryathlon pint glass. Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Bring a helmet, bike lights, a water bottle and a bike lock. Wear bright clothing. Be prepared for "Most Visible Outfit" award.

When: 3 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9. Rain date, Sept. 16.

Where: Urbana Boulders, 1502 N. Cunningham Ave., U.

More info: Email ImbibeUrbana@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/ImbibeUrbanaIL/

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.

BEHIND THE TOMBSTONE

What: A resident guided walking tour, hosted by the Vermilion County Museum Society. Dr. and Mrs. William H. Fithian will conduct tours of the cemetery and introduce their guests to historical characters. Each tour will accommodate 15 guests and will last about 1 to 2 hours.

When: 6 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 1:30, 2, 5:30 and 6 p.m. Sept. 15, and every half hour, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour starts at 3 p.m.) Sept. 16.

Where: Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville.

Cost: Tickets, $15 in advance; $18, day of the tour. Walk-ups are welcome to fill open times.

More info: Call 217-442-2922.

THINGS THAT BUG YOU: MOSQUITOES AND TICKS

What: Mosquitoes and ticks' lifecycles, ecology, and surprising facts will be discussed. See preserved specimens and pointers will be given for protecting yourself from these critters. All ages. Register by Sept. 13 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

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

HISTORY ALONG THE RAIL TRAIL

What: Want to learn about the rich cultural history that surrounds the Kickapoo Rail Trail area? Join us for a 6.7-mile bicycle tour of the trail as we stop along the way to discuss local history. Tour begins at the access point near the northern end of Walmart's parking lot, and ends near The Wheelhouse restaurant in St. Joseph. Bring your own bike; participants should make arrangements to return from St. Joseph. Light snacks provided. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Space is limited. Ages 13 and up. Register by Sept. 14 at ccfpd.org.

When: 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 15.

Where: Walmart Supercenter, 100 S. High Cross Road, U.

Cost: $3 per person.

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

Future highlights

PLAY DATE WITH NATURE

What: Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week! A natureplay facilitator will be on-hand with extra supplies and "loose parts" for play. Explorations and play based on different themes each day. Sept. 21, Fort Building. Sept. 24, Bug Hunt. Sept. 26, Nature Art. Sept. 28, Mud Kitchen. Come and go anytime during program hours. Recommended for age 6 and up with adult.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21, 24, 26 and 28.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

NATURE WALK, ROLL & STROLL

What: Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week! A relaxing exploration through the woods along the 1 / 3-mile boardwalk loop. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome, but please leave pets at home. All ages, under 15 with adult.

When: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

NATURE AT NIGHT: WELCOME IN THE WILDERNESS

What: Join us at Homer Lake for a guided hike through the woods as we celebrate the end of Welcoming Week and kick off Take a Child Outside Week. We will begin indoors with an overview of the flora and fauna of Homer Lake, then we will hit the trails. All ages. Space is limited; register by Sept. 20 at ccfpd.org.

When:6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: Free.

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

TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE SCAVENGER HUNT

What: Participants will do a Scavenger Hunt through the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden looking for signs of autumn. Learn about simple and compound leaves, identify various trees and take a guided tour of the area All ages. Register by Sept. 19 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Museum of the Grand Prairie, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: $3 per child.

More info:Call 217-586-2612 or email mmontez@ccfpd.org.

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS WILD WILD WILDERNESS TRAIL RUN

What: 7.45 mile trail run. Stay for the post-race party with food, drink, music and prizes. Final Grand Slam event. Grand Slam awards presented at the post-race party.

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 22.

When: Kickapoo State Recreation Area, near Danville.

More info: wilderness@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. Sept. 22.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.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: Sept. 23. Dates and times vary depending on night of full Moon.

Where: Depart from Windsor Road parking lot.

Cost: Free.

More info: prairiecycleclub.org.

FULL MOON WALK, ROLL & STROLL

What: Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the prairie on a moonlit night. Explore features of the night sky, look for signs of wildlife.heelchairs and strollers are welcome, but please leave pets at home. All ages, under 15 with adult.

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

Where: Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Meet at Garden Pavilion, Race Street entrance.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT 4-H HOPSTARS

What: Come watch a rabbit agility club of kids and their bunny athletes. See them navigate a course of jumps, ramps, and tunnels. Learn about our local 4-H community, rabbit care, and get to meet some Hopstars, too.

When: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 27.

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

Cost: Free.

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

WONDERS OF FLOODPLAIN FOREST TREES

What: Join Ryan Pankau, University of Illinois Extension Educator to hike the Bruce Hannon Levee Trail at the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve to experience a floodplain forest from a horticultural exper .Meet at the SRCR parking lot off of Allerton Road just west of Monticello.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 29.

Where: Sangamon River Corridor Reserve, Monticello.

More info:Call 217-725-5886 or email deanna@landconservationfoundation.org.

28TH ANNUAL PET FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA

What: Free fair featuring hands-on animal interactions for the whole family including a free petting zoo. Draft horse and pony rides for adults and children. Pet Care, Pet Training, and the ways animals enrich our lives are the main focus. Local zoos bring live exhibits. Food trucks on site. Sponsored by Prairieland Feeds to help bring awareness to local non-for-profit animal rescue organizations and the ways lost, injured, abused, and homeless animals are cared for by volunteers.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30.

Where: Prairieland Feeds, 303 Dunlap (Rt 45), Savoy.

More info:Call 217-352-2232 or prairielandfeeds.com.

WADE'S 5K FOR 5P

What: This fourth annual fundraising event is a 5K run, walk, and kids' fun run that supports local families affected by cri du chat and the 5P Minus Society. Kids Fun Run immediately following 5K.

When: Race-day registration, 7 to 8:15 a.m.; race, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 6.

Where: Lodge Park, Monticello.

Cost: Registration before Sept. 22, $15 for Kids Fun Run, $20 for 5K Run and Recreational Walk. After Sept. 22, $20 and $30.

More info: Call 217-550-5762 or wades5kfor5p.com/.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Exhibitions, "Capturing Landscape," through Oct. 20; "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art" through Dec. 8; "Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago" through March 23, 2019, and "Blue & White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" through May 11, 2019. 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: Discovery Day: Water. Discovery Day is the feature program of the month. This program brings together a range of activities and experts for an in-depth exploration of this month's theme. Theme this week is: Water. Spurlock Sundays: Fall in Love with Nature is a drop-in program exploring connections between nature and culture with 4 month-long series of programs on water, trees, rocks and minerals, and ice and snow.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

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: "Life As I See It."

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through Sept. 28.

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.

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: Current Art Show, "Illinois Bicentennial - Iroquois County Style," pictures and artifacts of Iroquois County based on the lyrics of the state song, "Illinois." 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: Railroad Days. Come enjoy unlimited rides on our vintage passenger and freight trains and motor cars running on our former Illinois Central and Illinois Terminal trackage, enjoy kids' games and more. Expanded children's area, including Hodge Pedal Car rides. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day.

When: Trains run continuously from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16. The last train departures are around 4 p.m. each day.

Where: Monticello Railway Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello.

Cost: Fares $10-$20, under 2 free with adult 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: 1 to 5 p.m. daily.

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.

What: Night at the Museum. Game Night, sponsored by Dr. G's Brainworks. A drop-off event for children ages 4-12 years old to spend time after-hours at the museum, playing in their favorite exhibits and enjoying staff-led activities. A pizza dinner is also provided.

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

Cost: $25 for non-members and $20 for Orpheum members.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

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

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed weekends, some holidays. Through Oct. 29.

Where: Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 217-244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: Exhibition, "In the Eye of the Beholder."

When: 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.

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Sky show:"Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 7 through Dec. 14.

Main feature:"Experience the Aurora," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 27.

Children's features:"The Little Star That Could," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 27.

Full dome light show: Pink Floyd's "Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Light Show," 9 p.m. Sept. 7.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

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

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.

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: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. To visit on a Monday or in the morning, call ahead. Closed Saturday, Sunday and 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 ccfpd.org/education/interpretive-center-homer-lake).

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "2018 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition."

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays and Sundays. 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.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: Opening day of "State Town & Country Amateur Art Show 2018." This show highlights best of show and blue ribbon winners from the county shows held in the spring. Original work from both youth and adult divisions are displayed.

When: Sept. 15. Open, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 6.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

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

URBANA CIVIC CENTER

What: Fourth Annual Urbana Art Expo, a juried fine arts exhibition and sale presented by the Urbana Public Arts Program and Commission in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council. Featuring artwork by 17 local artists and musical performances from DJ Silkee and the CU Jazz Collective.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16.

Where: 108 E. Water St., U.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-328-8265, email at rlstorm@urbanaillinois.us or urbanaartexpo.com.

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, Sept. 8 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, Sept. 11 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: The bazaar is filled with creative homemade crafts including woodworking, collectables, direct sales, unique finds and so much more.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on third Saturday of every month, Sept. 15-Dec. 15.

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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