Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

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.; open to cars, trucks and motorcycles. 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. 15th Annual Antique 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. Cruise-in on Cherry Street, between Second and Third streets.

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:October's Veg Fest! Celebrating local plant-based food and sustainability practices, food vendors, local farm stands, vegetable petting zoo, harvest games, art, music, sunset yoga, raffles and more!

When: 5 to 8 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.

CAMARGO WOOLLY WORM FESTIVAL

What: Breakfast at the Methodist Church, a 5K, kiddie and adult kiddie tractor pulls, inflatables, Woolly Worm Race, Little Miss and Mister pageants, contests, children's games, bake of, art, bands, Smoke and Whiskey, Mackville, Kathy Harden, Whiskey River, Garrett and The Geezers, beer tent and glow cart parade.

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

Where: Opal Thompson Park, Camargo.

More info: facebook.com/events/camargo-woolly-worm-festival/990226971160234/

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 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.

RODEO ROUND UP

What: Annual event to help raise funds for Hooves of Hope and Gateway Family Services of Illinois. Children's rodeo activities including mutton bustin', stick horse barrel racing and steer ribbon pulling; inflatables including bounce houses and a climbing wall will be set up. Adults can participate in stick horse barrel racing in the evening, food trucks throughout the day, music from the Marvin Lee Band and Tony & Craig, and the "Jail & Bail" game (participants pay $25 to issue an arrest warrant for a friend) as a fun way to raise additional funds.

When: Noon to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Where: 7757 U.S. 136, Potomac.

Cost:Admission to the rodeo is $2 at the gate; $5 registration fee for children and adults to participate in rodeo activities. Register at hoovesofhope.com.

More info: Call 309-333-6665 or email amy.erlandson@osbornbarr.com.

DALLAS & CO'S HAUNTED ROOM

What: Those who dare to enter are greeted with a talking ghost, witches, zombies, skeletons and what appears to be lifeless bodies. Over $40,000 worth of professional props and displays surround those who dare to enter. Ages 8+ recommended.

When: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5 p.m. Oct. 6; 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7; 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5, 6 p.m. Oct. 13;

2, 3, 4 p.m. Oct. 14; 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20; 2, 3, 4, 5 p.m. Oct. 21; 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27; 2, 3, 4, 5 p.m. Oct. 29.

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

Cost:Free admission.

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

College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

What: More than 300 veterinary students from the University of Illinois will host the annual College of Veterinary Medicine Open House. There will be more than 40 exhibits and demos, and lots of animals to see.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

Where: University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More info: Call 217-333-2760 or https://vetmed.illinois.edu/about/open-house-demos-and-exhibits/.

SIXTH ANNUAL C-U OKTOBERFEST

What: A fall celebration of music, beer and food under big tents. Balloon making, bounce houses, face painting, cookie decorating, carnival games, 3 to 6 p.m. Free Regent Ballroom free polka lessons at 3:30 p.m. Music by Die Musikmeisters at 4 p.m., The Polkaholics at 8:30 p.m. and The Bolzen Beer Band, 10:30 p.m. Beer from local brewers, as well as traditional German beer will be served. A variety of food will be sold including a variety of authentic Oktoberfest sausages, sauerkraut, German potato salad, schnitzel on a stick, half chickens and Bavarian-style pretzels.

When: 3 p.m. to midnight Oct. 6.

Where: corner of Neil and Washington Streets (parking lot area in front of the Orpheum Children's Science Museum), downtown Champaign.

Cost:Free admission, but donations are welcome. Proceeds will benefit Developmental Services Center.

More info: cuoktoberfest.org.

Next week

THE STORYBOOK BALL

What: The ball benefits The Reading Group and celebrates a classic children's storybook "Charlotte's Web," by E.B. White. Dinner and appetizers catered by Dish Passionate Cuisine, complementary beer and wine, entertainment by The Coneflowers, a silent auction, a live auction of scholarships, a raffle, and more. Casual and denim attire.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12.

Where: Bluestem Hall, 1401 E. Old Church Road, U.

Cost: Tickets $90.

More info: eventbrite.com or readinggroup.org, call 217-351-9144 or email info@readinggroup.org.

HEARTLAND MAKER FEST

What: "Inspire — Empower — Connect." Makerspace Urbana's annual festival where makers, tinkerers, creators, inventors, DIYers, crafters, and musicians will gather together to share their work with the public.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: heartlandmakerfest.org or email contact@heartlandmakerfest.org.

Future highlights

'TRUMAN WHISTLE STOP 1948'

What: Illinois Humanities and the Vermilion County Museum Society invite you to celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial at an all-ages participatory reenactment of President Harry S. Truman's campaign stop complete with 1940s cars, posters, buttons, music, food, a replica Ferdinand Magellan train car, and, of course, Harry S. Truman. And then join us for a conversation with the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum archivist Sam Rushay and local historian Tim Smith about the political history of Danville and its significance in the 1948 campaign.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

Where: 200-300 block of East Main Street, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: ilhumanities.org or vermilioncountymuseum.org.

HARVEST TO HOME

What: All of the steps of harvesting and processing corn will be demonstrated. Other fall activities include cider pressing, apple butter making, quilting, and spinning. Activities for the children include games, toys and a petting zoo. Also, train rides, buggy rides, and pony cart rides. Food concessions. All proceeds go to the development of the Illinois Amish Heritage Center.

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20.

Where: Illinois Amish Heritage Center three miles east of Arthur.

Cost: Admission, $10 or $20, per car or buggy load. Children under 12, free.

More info: Call 217-721-9266 or 217-543-2232, llinoisamish.org or facebook.com/Illinois-Amish-Heritage-Center.

YPCWHO? A MASQUERADE FUNDRAISER

What: The Professional MBA at Gies College of Business presents YPCWho? Grab your finest mask and join us for our fall fundraiser, a semi-formal event that includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction and more. Music by the Small Acts Funk Collective. Dinner provided by Dish Catering. All proceeds support future Young Professionals of Champaign-Urbana (YPCU) programming.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Oct. 19.

Where: CityView Banquet and Meeting Center, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

More info: Call 303-718-0480, ypofcu.com/fallfundraiser or email board@ypofcu.com

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

What: Presented by Soul Garden Recovery Center with Downtown Danville, Inc. and Danville township. Features a Pumpkin Derby Race with a make your own racer Pumpkin Garage, a Witches Ride for Recovery, a fall themed silent auction, a downtown window decorating contest, and Jack O'Lantern Glo at dusk, and children's games, food and craft vendors and entertainment on the Temple Plaza stage. The Teen Theater Company will perform a play relating to substance abuse.

When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 20.

Where: North Vermilion Street, downtown Danville.

More info: Call 217-474-3863 to volunteer, 217-597-9653 for vendor information, 217-474-7520 about the Witches Ride or Pumpkin Derby, or facebook.com/Pumpkin-Festival-277365513079678/.

KENNETH D. BAILEY ACADEMY FALL FESTIVAL

What: Holiday shopping from over 30 local vendors. Children may wear their Halloween costumes and Trick or Treat around the gymnasium. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the local American Legion.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

Where: Kenneth D. Bailey Academy, 502 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 217-477-0300 or 217-477-0301.

MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Over 30 vendors selling holiday decor, gifts and sweet treats. The shops downtown, Three-Toad Treasures Funky Junk Shop, Rose 'n Berries and The Mansfield General Store, will all be open as well. Come early for coffee with DeMarchi's Espresso and breakfast with Two Reds BBQ or try their lunch along with Dragon Fire Pizza, Mansfield United Methodist Church, My Place in Mansfield, The Mansfield General Store and The Legion. Merrybeth Farm Carriage Service will be here to take you on a ride around Mansfield in a horse drawn carriage, sponsored by the Village of Mansfield. Set up at the gazebo downtown from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Mrs. Claus for cookies and story time at the library at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17.

Where: Downtown Mansfield

More info: Call 217-714-2934 or email aozee227@gmail.com.

FILMSThis weekend

OCTOBER REEL DEALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 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.

Movies on the Main Stage

What: Join us for the Sing-Along version of one of the most popular movies of the past year, "The Greatest Showman."

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 5, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 6, and 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $5, adults; $3, children (under 13); at the door only.

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

Next week

ASIALENS FILM SERIES

What: "Art in Smog" (2018). Ghana / China. 55 minutes. Directed by Lydia Chen. Vivid art merges with intimate interviews to evoke the human pursuit of meaning. Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Lydia Chen.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 11.

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

Cost: Free.

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

VIOLENCE TO HEALING FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES

What:"Healing Neen." The YWCA of the University of Illinois' documentary series is bringing public attention to the experiences of women and girls who have been swept into the trauma-to-prison pipeline. Each film is followed by public discussions facilitated by local experts and community members.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 11.

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

Cost:Free.

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

MOVIE MATINEE

What: An action/crime film about a police dog that goes undercover at a show dog to try and foil a kidnapping plot. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

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

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

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.

MOVIES ON THE MAIN STAGE

What: A great Halloween film for the whole family! Disney "Hocus Pocus."

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20, and 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

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

Cost: Tickets $5, adults; $3, children (under 13); at the door only.

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

DOCUMENTARY

What: "Return to Iwo Jima" (narrated by Ed McMahon) is the first of three nationally-televised documentaries produced by Academy Award-winning and 16-time Emmy Award-winning producer/writer Arnold Shapiro. Shapiro will be on hand to talk about the film with veterans of that iconic battle and to answer questions following the screening.

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 20.

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

Cost: $5.

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

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: A Virginia Theatre special event. "Hocus Pocus" (1993). Rated PG-13. 96 minutes. Come as you are, or come as your favorite character, enjoy fun activities starting at noon and a chance to meet the Sanderson sisters at this special screening event.

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.

VIOLENCE TO HEALING FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES

What:"Very Young Girls." The YWCA of the University of Illinois' documentary series is bringing public attention to the experiences of women and girls who have been swept into the trauma-to-prison pipeline. Each film is followed by public discussions facilitated by local experts and community members.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

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

Cost:Free.

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

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.

MOVIES ON THE MAIN STAGE

What: Don't miss this cult classic! "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Rated R.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27, and 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

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

Cost: Tickets $5, adults; $3, children (under 13); at the door only.

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

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: A Virginia Theatre special event. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," (1975). Rated R. 100 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

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.

VIOLENCE TO HEALING FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES

What:"Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story." The YWCA of the University of Illinois' documentary series is bringing public attention to the experiences of women and girls who have been swept into the trauma-to-prison pipeline. Each film is followed by public discussions facilitated by local experts and community members.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 1.

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

Cost:Free.

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

ASIALENS FILM SERIES

What: "Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman" (2016). 71 minutes. Directed by Jero Yunn. VThis film is a closely observed verite portrait of a world-weary woman who finds herself between countries, worlds, and families. Introduction and post-screening discussion.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

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

Cost: Free.

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

VIOLENCE TO HEALING FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES

What:"Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope." The YWCA of the University of Illinois' documentary series is bringing public attention to the experiences of women and girls who have been swept into the trauma-to-prison pipeline. Each film is followed by public discussions facilitated by local experts and community members.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 15.

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

Cost:Free.

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

MUSICThis weekend

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.

CREEKER FEST

What: Hosted by Live Fast Entertainment and Ink Entertainment. Two nights of Upchurch plus - The Tennessee Sticks, Big Murph, Who TF is Justin Time?, Seckond Chaynce, Adam Calhoun, Oct. 5; and Big Po Music, Katie Noel, Kelsoh, Anthony Beastmode, Bubba Sparxxx, Struggle Jennings, Jawga Boyz, Oct. 6. For all ages. No lawn chairs, coolers or outside food or drink allowed. Rain or shine.

When:5 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and 3 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Gates open at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

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

Cost:Single day and multi day tickets available, $30-$100. Children 6 and under are free.

More info:InkedEnt.net or call 309-224-9389.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What: Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Mike Porter. A pulled pork dinner will be served by the Monticello Boy Scouts

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.

POKEY LAFARGE, SOLO

What: With Kenna Mae. Hosted by the Pygmalion Festival. Co-sponsored by CU Folk and Roots Festival.

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

Where: Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 1, U.

Cost: Tickets $20.

More info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1694474

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Corn Desert Ramblers will be performing on stage on Oct. 6, The Jordanears 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.

HEYWORTH COUNTRY OPRY

What: Down home country opry with The Horizon Band and guest, Ron Devore from the Modern Cowboy band. Concessions available at 5 p.m.

When: Music and dancing, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Where: Heyworth VFW, 203 E. Main St.

Cost:$10.

More info:Call 309-261-9725.

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: DSO will open its 52nd Season with "American Portraits," featuring Jinjoo Cho, violin, Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis,.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

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

ONCE IN A LIFETIME CONCERT

What: Benefit for 2-year-old Gracie Nelk who has leukemia. Music entertainment by central Illinois bands: Left 4 Dead, Trouble IS, American Pie and Big Guns. Food, bake sale, 50/50 drawing, Pie in Your Face and an auction. Help Gracie's family with medical bills and expenses.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: No cover charge, donations are greatly appreciated.

More info: Call 217-806-6960 or 217-504-2442.

UI BLACK CHORUS CONCERT

What: Annual Fall Concert, "Grace, an Amazing Homecoming," will welcome alumni back to campus and feature music from the African-American Sacred Music Traditions.

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.

Next week

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. 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.

PATTY STIFF MEMORIAL CABARET

What: Join us for an evening of entertainment, food and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit programs of The Little Theatre On The Square.

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

Where: KC Summers GM Showroom in Mattoon.

Cost: Tickets $40, $75 per couple.$275 for a table of eight.

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

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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 PAVLO

What: Performance by internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, songwriter, and guitarist. Pavlo's one-night only performance is part of the tour promoting his second PBS special "Live in Kastoria" Greece.

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

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

Cost: $15-$20.

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

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.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Josh and His Uncle will be performing on stage, Oct. 13, and Big Bluestem String Band on Oct. 14. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 28.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 14.

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.

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. He has sung in many venues from symphonies to opry, and is known for is comedy and impersonations. Melvin Women's Club will be selling Sloppy Joe sandwiches, chips and pies.

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.

Future highlights

UNITY SHOW CHOIR FALL SHOWCASE DINNER THEATREWhat:"Through the Decades," a musical journey through various genres from the 60's through the 90's. Matinee and dinner performances. Fried chicken dinner buffet. Raffle baskets at both shows with winners determined by random ticket drawings. Fundraiser presented by Unity Music Boosters.

When: 1 and 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

Where: Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham Drive, Savoy.

Cost: Tickets $17-$225.

More info: unitymusicboosters.org or call 217-485-6230.PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERTWhat: Fall concert, featuring the Parkland Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Ensembles.

When: 3 p.m. Oct. 14.

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

Cost: Free and open to public.

More info: Email faa@parkland.edu or faa.parkland.edu/music/ensembles.html.

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: Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St.

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 WERNER

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.

10TH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN-URBANA FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL

What: Grassroots festival that brings together national, regional and local artists and folk organizations for over 80 high-quality folk performances and participatory activities. The festival includes performances, dances, instructional sessions, jams, song-circles, family activities, storytelling, instrument-making and more.See the festival website for more information and a schedule.

When: Oct. 18-20.

Where: locations throughout downtown Urbana.

Cost: A single wristband is $40..

More info: http://folkandroots.org/.

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.

THE 48TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

What: Performances by over 40 Illinois high school marching bands. Exhibition performances by the Marching Illini at 2:30 and 9:15 p.m. Awards for Class 1A to 3A at 2:45 p.m. and Class 4A-6A at 9:30 p.m. Spectators can park in the State Farm Center northeast and northwest parking lots along with E-14.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Oct. 20. Ticket sales and gates to the stadium open at 7:30 a.m.

Where: University of Illinois Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., C.

Cost: All day general admission, $5 for students and seniors; $10 adults; children 5 and under are free. Parking is free on the day of the event.

More info: https://www.bands.illinois.edu/content/illinois-marching-band-championships.

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Corn Desert Ramblers will be performing on stage, Oct. 20, and Mackville on Oct. 21. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 28.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21.

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.

BELLFLOWER COUNTRY OPRY

What: Belfllower Country Opry Band with guest, Cindy Suttles Moore, performing classic country songs. A pulled pork dinner starts at 5 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 20.

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.

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.PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERTWhat: Parkland's Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Singers.

When: 3 p.m. Oct. 21.

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

Cost: Free and open to public.

More info: Email faa@parkland.edu or faa.parkland.edu/music/ensembles.html.PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERTWhat: Parkland Concert Band in concert.

When: 3 p.m. Oct. 21.

Where: Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington.

Cost: Free and open to public .

More info: Email faa@parkland.edu or https://www.parkland.edu/Main/Academics/Departments/Fine-and-Applied-Arts/Areas-of-Study/Music/Ensembles.

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.

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Chip McNeill Jazz Quartet. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music. The Beckman Institute Café is open for lunch during the concerts.

When: 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Oct. 25.

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

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

CU JAZZ FEST: DRUMMING WITH JAMES MAUCK

What: Learn about Jazz with local Jazz drummer James Mauck, who will conclude his lecture with a live demonstration. For adults.

When: 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT

What: Featuring Gray Wilkerson Ra Trio.Avreeayl Ra (percussion, flute), Ed Wilkerson, Jr., (saxophone, clarinet), and eclectic multi-instrumentalist Larry Gray (double bass, cello) are noted for their tremendous rapport, wide range of color, and boundless energy. Sudden Sound concerts feature leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde.

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

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

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

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

MUSIC AT CURTIS ORCHARD

What: Corn Desert Ramblers will be performing on stage, Oct. 27, and Denny K. on Oct. 28. Come and enjoy the live music almost every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 28.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28.

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.

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

What: Featuring Jupiter String Quartet: Nelson Lee, violin; Megan Freivogel McDonough, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello. Sponsored in part by the School of Music.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27.

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

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

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

'CHRIS YOUNG LOSING SLEEP 2018 WORLD TOUR'

What:Special guests, Dan + Shay, Morgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver, will join the multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $39.50-$79.50 plus fees.

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

IN CONCERT AT CPL: CU JAZZ FESTIVAL

What:Come experience the CU Jazz Festival at the Library. For all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28.

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

Cost:Free.

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

PIPESCREAMS!

What:A free, fast-paced, Halloween-themed variety show featuring performers from the Central Illinois Children's Chorus, The Conservatory of Central Illinois, the Orpheum Science Museum, and local organists playing spooky favorites on the Emmanuel organ. Costumes encouraged. Halloween treats and musical tricks for kids (and adults). Sponsored by the East Central Illinois Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

When: 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28.

Where: Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: facebook.com/events/265918394050876/

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.

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Guido Sanchez-Portuguez, guitar. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music. The Beckman Institute Café is open for lunch during the concerts.

When: 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Nov. 1.

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

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

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by The Young and the Fretless (Old Time Mountain Music on the Prairie). 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. Nov. 2.

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.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

What:Bement Country Opry Band with guest, Marc Rubert. A dinner will be servedbefor the show.

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

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.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What: Featuring Mike Porter. Food for sale by Old School Park Committee.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 3. (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.

DANCINGThis 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, Oct. 4-18.,

Where: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon 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. Polka lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5.

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

Cost: Free admission.

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.

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.

Next week

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, Oct. 8-15.

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. Homecoming. Open dancing.

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

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. Oct. 13.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

Future highlights

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 starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19.

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 Bob Green calling. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Folk and Roots Festival.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19.

Where: First United Methodist Church of Urbana, 304 S. Race St., U.

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

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. Oct. 20.

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:Harvest Moon Barn Dance. Dust off your best vintage dress or western wear and come out to our dance. Come soak in the atmosphere of the 1930's as we dance the night away to the swingin tunes of T.J. & The Texas Tommies. Beginner lesson starts 7 p.m., band at 8 p.m. Check facebook closer to date for cost, details and announcements.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20.

Where:Allerton Barn, 588 Allerton Road, Monticello.

More info: illiniswing.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, Oct. 22 through Nov. 26. Except Nov. 19, Thanksgiving break.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.org.

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Halloween dance. The first hour will feature an introduction to English Country Dance. 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. Oct. 28.

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.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Meadowhawk with Jonathan Sivier calling. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

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. Nov. 3.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

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. Nov. 10.

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

Cost: Free, donations are accepted at the door.

More info: Call 217-367-1544.

TANGO AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

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

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 17.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PERFORMING ARTSThis weekend

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT

What: Volume 28 of Champaign-Urbana Design Organization's showcase for local creativity by discussing an array of topics. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.Cara Maurizi, emcee.

When:Food, drinks and music, 6 to 8 p.m. as part of "Urbana First Fridays"; show at 8:20 p.m. Oct. 5.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana,facebook.com/pechakuchaCU.

Next week

SPEAK CAFE

What: An open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. Open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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VOICE READING SERIES

What: Hear new work by graduate student authors in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

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

When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

AN EVENING WITH POE

What: Listen to haunting stories and poems from Edgar Allan Poe while surrounded by the grandeur and mystery of the Allerton Mansion. Afterwards explore the Mansion and learn the history of the house and the man behind it all. When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 30 and 31. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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

Cost:Tickets $20. A cash bar will be available.

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

CRAIG FERGUSON

What: Stand up comedian, talk show host of "Join or Die with Craig Ferguson," "Celebrity Name Game," "The Late Show," and author.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

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

Cost: $39.50-$49.50.

More info: Call 217-356-9063 or thevirginia.org.'CIRCA CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS &HUMANS'What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Two programs by the multi-skilled artists of Australia's Circa.

When: "Carnival of the Animals,: 3 p.m. Nov. 4; "Humans," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$30.

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

SPEAK CAFÉ

What: An open-mic public space for hip-hop, activism, music, poetry, empowerment, and expression of the black experience at Illinois. Open to all. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

VOICE READING SERIES

What: Hear new work by graduate student authors in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 15.

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

Cost: Free.

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

THEATERThis weekend

'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:Call 217-333-6280 or krannertcenter.com.

'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, 10-13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-20.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

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

'THE MOORS'

What:Presented by Eastern Illinois University Theatre Department. A dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.

When:7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-6, and 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$13.

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

'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. 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.

Next week

'THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING'

What: Homer Opera House theater.

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$10.

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

Future highlights

'THE COMEDY OF ERRORS'

What: The World Stage Homeschool Theatre Company.

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

Where: Stratford Park Bible Chapel, 2801 W. Kirby Ave., C.

More info: Email tnicolfamily@gmail.com.

'THE CURIOUS SAVAGE'

What: The Monticello Theatre Association. Find out who the real family is in this heartwarming play.

Where: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

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

Cost:Tickets $15.

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

'DEATHTRAP'

What: Twin City Theatre Company. A thriller in two acts.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27, 2 p.m. Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Nov. 1-3.

Where: Sodo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets $15.

More info: twincitytheatreco.com, call 217-353-5282 or email twincitysquared@gmail.com.

'A FEW GOOD MEN'

What: Red Mask Players. A Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine.

When:: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3, 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10, 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

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

Cost: Tickets $18-$20.

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

'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:Call 217-333-6280 or krannertcenter.com.

'HIR'

What: The Celebration Company. After returning from the wars, Isaac arrives at his childhood home to discover that the house and family he knew have been upended. The family is forced to confront what it is to live in a new world when one is stuck in the past.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-4, 7-11, 14-17. 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.

'LA BOHÈME'

What: Presented by Lyric Theatre7:30 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.

Where: Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Dessert and Conversation in Krannert Room.

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

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

'THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940'

What: Parkland Theatre. A comedy about murders, secret identities, and the Golden Age of Broadway. Talkback immediately following this show, Nov. 8. Director Mathew Green, the cast and crew discuss the show and answer audience questions.

When:7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10, 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, 3 p.m. Nov. 18.

Where:Harold and Jean Miner 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.

'9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL'

What:Presented by Eastern Illinois University Theatre Department. The production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). .

When:7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10, and 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

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

Cost: Tickets $7-$17.

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

'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 $45.

More info:Call 765-793-4770 or beefhouserolls.com.'THE PERSECUTION AND ASSASSINATION OF JEAN-PAUL MARAT AS PERFORMED BY THE INMATES OF THE ASYLUM OF CHARENTON'What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. Peter Weiss' 1963 classic exploration of madness, history, and revolution takes on new resonance.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-3, 7-10, and 3 p.m. Nov. 11.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

'SOMETHING ROTTEN'

What: 2018-19 WCIA 3 Broadway Series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets$39-$65 plus fees.

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

OUTDOORS / NATURE

this weekend

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: SENSES AND SEASONS

What: Outdoor program for preschoolers ages 2-6. We will use our senses to track down the changing seasons as we welcome the fall season. 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 Oct. 4 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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, $20 for Kids Fun Run, $30 for 5K Run and Recreational Walk.

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

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, Oct. 7-28.

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.

NAMI CHAMPAIGN "STRIDES AGAINST STIGMA" AWARENESS WALK

What:Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness Champaign County for their annual walk. Walk a 2-mile paved course through the beautiful park and learn more about how we can help put an end to mental health stigma. This accessible event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.

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

Where:Meadowbrook Park (Race Street entrance), Urbana. Meet at the Race Street parking lot.

Cost:Free.

More info:facebook.com/NAMIChampaign or email TheZells1@mail.com.

Next weekSUMMER 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.

COAL ASH ON THE MIDDLE FORK. WHAT'S NEXT?

What:Hear updates on agency review and permitting for riverbank stabilization. Learn about the impacts to the river from Dynegy's massive armoring of riverbanks next to coal ash pits, and how you can get involved to call for a hearing. Find out what each gubernatorial candidate intends to do to protect the river and economic benefits the river brings to Vermilion County, Danville, and the State of Illinois.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

Where: Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

Cost:Free.

More info: Email prichart@ecojusticecollaborative.org or call 773-556-3418.

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: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

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.

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MOUNT HOPE AND ROSELAWN CEMETERY WALK

What: A walking tour through University history. Costumed actors will present the stories of seven innovators and trailblazers who have shaped Illinois history. Sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Alliance History and Traditions Programs. Rain or shine.

When: 11 to 12:30 p.m. a.m. Oct. 14 and 2 to 3:30 p.m. p.m. Oct. 21.

Where: Mount Hope and Roselawn Cemeteries, corner of Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign,.

Cost: Tickets $10.

More info: Register at https://illinoisalumni.org/events/cemetery-walk-2018/

KAUFMAN LAKE TRAIL OF TERROr HAYRACK RIDES

What: Are you ready for a journey through the dark narrow trails filled with terrors at Kaufman Lake? Hayrack rides with hair-raising scares for those 16+ from 8 to 11 p.m. and family friendly (no scare) rides from 4 to 6 p.m. After the ride, enjoy a bonfire and food from local food trucks.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. or 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20.

Where: Kaufman Lake, Champaign.

Cost: Tickets available on site — $5/person, $3/person for family-friendly rides. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more.

More info: Call 217819-3931 or email zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.com.

TREASURE HUNTING IN THE WOODS: AN INTRODUCTION TO LETTERBOXING

What: Training session to learn all about the art of Letterboxing, a real-life treasure hunt that involves art, puzzle-solving, and using clues to find hidden objects. Resident experts on site will share their knowledge and help new or beginner Letterboxers get started with this hobby. Get the skills needed to attend our Homerdoodle in the Woods event in July. Register by Oct. 19 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 20.

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

Cost: Free.

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

GREAT AMAZING RACE AT HESSEL PARK!

What: A family-friendly adventure race. Open for ages 4 to 84 ... walkers, joggers or runners and be prepared to get a little dirty and wet. 1.5 miles with up to eight challenge stations. Two- person teams racing in competition with other similar age teams. Rain or shine. Join the fight against pediatric cancer by donating used sneakers or running shoes.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20.

Where: Hessel Park, Champaign.Cost: Entry for two-person team, $49.99, or $69.99 with T-shirts.More info: https://www.greatamazingrace.com/home.html or email teamicecubes@gmail.com

CAPTURING THE NIGHT SKY

What: Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Inc. Join us for this novice program and learn the basics of astrophotography - the art of photographing stars and other celestial objects. Bring your camera and tripod if you wish, but they aren't necessary to participate.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

Where: Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3433 County Road 2700 E., Penfield.

Cost: Free.

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

FARMER CITY HAUNTED FOREST

What: A hay rack ride that takes you around South Park and then into the Haunted Forest where the campsites are decorated in various haunted Halloween themes. Beware of the live scares on your ride. Food vendors both days. A costume contest from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, with judging at 4 p.m. Kids games, a barrel train, and bounce house during the matinee hours also.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 26 and matinee with no scares, 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 27.

Where: Salt Creek Area 21 Campsites, located in South Park just south of Farmer City.

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/FarmerCityHauntedForest/ or https://www.farmercityil.org/farmer-city-haunted-forest/

RATTLESNAKE MASTER RUN FOR THE PRAIRIE

What: This 21st annual 10K/5K race and walk is held at beautiful Meadowbrook Park to benefit Grand Prairie Friends. Awards and door prizes galore. T-Shirts for early registrants! Food for all participants!

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 4.

Where: Meadowbrook Park Pavilion off Race Street, Urbana.

More info: http://grandprairiefriends.org/rattlesnakemaster.php or call 217-359-9441.

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.

What: Opening night reception for "Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship." Artist talk by Kennedy Browne, a collaboration of Irish artists Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne, presented as the opening event of the exhibition, 5:30 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 4.

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: Exhibit, "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: Culture Lab: Trees. Drop-in activity led by at museum guide. Part of a four month-long series of programs on water, trees, rocks and minerals, and ice and snow, exploring connections between nature and culture. Examine artifacts, hear stories, and dig into sample materials. Experts from around town and campus will offer demonstrations and discussions.

When:1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

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: Opening day of "64th Annual Fall Show Juried Exhibition."

When:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5. Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through Nov. 9.

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

Cost: Free admission.

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

CATLIN HERITAGE MUSEUM

What: The Catlin Historical Society will host its annualMuseum Fall Dinner. Ham nad bean soup cooked over an open fire. Additional menu items include chili, BBQ, hot dogs, coney dogs, applesauce, dessert and drink. The museum complex will be open for guests to tour and enjoy.

When:11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

Where:210 N. Paris St., Catlin.

Cost:A freewill donation will be taken.

More info: Call 217-427-5766 or email catlinhistorical@att.net.

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.

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.

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."Coming Home: The Return of World War I Soldiers and the Role of the Local American Legion Posts." Through December.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. daily.

What: Harvest Fest. Spooky stories and autumn activities. Fun traditions of the season, including pumpkin carving and decorating, scarecrow making, hay-rack rides, open fire cooking, and spooky stories. Registered guests will receive one pumpkin per registrant. Register at ccfpd.org

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 13.

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

Cost: Museum admission, free. Harvest Fest, $3, children 2 and under free.

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

Orpheum Children's Science Museum

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: 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: Two main floors covering wars for over 250 years. Constructed in 1903, the Illinois war museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Admission, $2-$4; children under age 6 and active duty military personnel and their families are free.

More info: Call 217-431-0034, vcwm.org or email vcwm@comcast.net.

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Kaler World of Science Lecture: "The Truth (and huge benefit) Behind Fracking and Pipelines," 7 p.m. Oct. 5, by David Ruzica, UIUC Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering.

Main feature:"Experience the Aurora," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 5-27.

Children's features:"The Little Star That Could," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 6-27.

Fulldome light show: Pink Floyd's "The Wall," 9 p.m. Oct. 5.

Fulldome program: "Secrets of the Sun" 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 8." In addition to the special showing, if weather permits, we'll do some safe solar viewing with special filters.

Sky show:"Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 12 through Dec. 14.

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

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

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: Opening reception for exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Bottenfield Elementary School (Melissa Farley), Carrie Busey Elementary Schooll ( John Odum), and Central High School (Enrika Stulpinaite Maldonado).

When: 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Open, 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 January 2019.

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: Exhibit, "Israel Through My Eyes," by Carol Garver.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday. Through October.

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).

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "Total Mixed Ration," paintings by Thomas Agran.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through Oct. 25.

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

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Reception for "Cover the Waterfront, "exhibition of paintings by Michigan-based artist Teresa Dunn, gallery lounge, with gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. by Teresa Dunn and musical performance by Lanterna. Additional artist lecture: 1:15 p.m. Oct. 4 at Staerkel Planetarium.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays and Sundays. Through Nov. 3.

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:"State Town & Country Amateur Art Show 2018" concludes with a public critique by the juror, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6.

What: Reception for Art Exhibition, "The World Through My Lens: Photography by Yamnua Phal."

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 10.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

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

GALLERIES

ALLEY GALLERY

What: Exhibit by Dennis Morgan, Perrysville, Ind., artist and retired farmer. The work, collectively called IMAGiGRAMS, contains stories that the viewer is invited to find within the dense and colorful viewscape of each large work

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Through Nov. 1.

Where: 113 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

More info:Call 217-497-2286.

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Common Bonds." Encaustic paintings by Dana Brown. Studio furniture by Thomas Skaggs.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Nov. 24.

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, Oct. 6-27.

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, Oct. 9-30.

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, Oct. 20-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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