Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

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.

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, 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.

'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, Harry S. Truman. Then, a conversation with Sam Rushay, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum archivist, and Tim Smith, a local historian, 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.

Next weekHARVEST 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. Children's activities 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 a semi-formal event that includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction and more. Music by the Small Acts Funk Collective All proceeds support future Young Professionals of Champaign-Urbana 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, 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/.

WORLD WAR I ENCAMPMENT

What:World War I living historians, Brian Fox Ellis presentation as Herbert Hoover, Barry Cloyd Music Program, Private World War I collections, displays and encampment set up. Ride along with the Illinois State Military Museum's World War I Living History Detachment on the railway museum's restored 1907 Southern 2-8-0 steam locomotive #401. Private Roy W. Hamm Tribute Train.

When:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. Depart every 1 1 / 2 hours from museum site (Nelson Crossing), 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From downtown (Wabash Depot), 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. From downtown, 4 p.m., no return trip to downtown.

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

Cost: Fares $10-$14; children under 2 years old are free with adult paid fare.

More info: mrym.org, call 877-762-9011 or 217-761-3910.

GRAND OPENING PARTY

What: Free raffle, rock climbing wall, face painting, carnival games, Guess the Pack Weight and more. Entertainment by Just Peachy, Joe Asselin, Pinecar, Eva & Crofton, Tessa Turner and Dearie. Door prizes, food vendors and brand vendor tents. Mix 94.5 will be broadcasting live from the event noon to 2 p.m.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Raffle takes place at 2:20 p.m. Beer tent opens at 3 p.m.

Where: Champaign Outdoors, 2017 S. Neil St. C.

More info: Call 217-356-4703, champaignoutdoors.com/news-events or email info@champaignoutdoors.com.

Future highlights

TRICK OR TREATING WITH THE STARS

What:Hosted by U of I Community Credit Union. Join University of Illinois Athletics, the Illinois Women's Basketball Team, and your favorite characters for a family-friendly trick or treating event. Special character appearances, interactive stations such as face painting, coloring, crafts, lotsof free candy and more

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

Where: Ubben Basketball Complex, 1750 S. Fourth St., C.

Cost: Free admission and parking.

More info: https://uoficreditunion.org/event/trick-treating-stars/ or call 217-278-7700.

33RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FUN FEST

What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

When:5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Haunted house line will close at 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-15441 or email zoe.ssouthlynn@champaignparks.com.

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.

NIGHTMARE ON GROVE STREET

What:Join us at Douglass Park for our annual Halloween party. Enjoy haunted hay rack rides around the trail (weather pending), activities, free candy giveaway and more. All ages.

When:5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

Where: Champaign Park District's Douglass Community Center, 512 E. Grove St., C.

More info:Call 217-819-3919 or email katherine.hicks@champaignparks.com.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

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

When: Nov. 2.

Where: downtown Urbana.

Cost: Free.

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

INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY

What: Celebrate International Games Week with a variety of games to ply including board games, video games, virtual reality, and more.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070.

INTERNATIONAL GAMING WEEK CELEBRATION

What: Bring the entire family for a board game evening. We will have a large selection of games covering all ages, or bring your favorite from home.

When: 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955.

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.

EVENTSThis weekend

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.

Next week

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.

Future highlightsREWIND 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.

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: " Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Not Rated. 129 minutes. Mr. Smith is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant'.

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

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

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

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

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 weekendAN 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 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.

WHISKEY BIRDDOG

What: Vine & Vibes Free Music. When powerful original rock music teams up with intimate songwriting to create a modern classic...you are sure to have a great time. Whiskey BirdDog consists of Dawn Rambole, basst/vocals; Jeffrey Alan Sparrow, percussion; Jon Crawford, guitar; and Lori Bernard, guitar/vocals.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 13.

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

Cost: Free music.

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

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 or call 217-333-6280.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.

AXTELL DUO

What: Free Music Sunday. An internationally touring folk/soul duet originating as Buenos Aires street performers from Minnesota and Argentina currently on a 3 part, 14 month nation-wide tour called "The Trilogy Tour," celebrating the release of their 3rd EP "And Now."

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email events@sleepycreekvineyards.com or call 217-733-0330.PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERTWhat: "Autumn Americana," a joint concert by the Parkland Orchestra and Parkland Wind Ensemble.

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.

Next weekBLUEGRASS 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.

22ND ANNUAL MARTIRANO AWARD CONCERT

What:Composers David Clay Mettens (first prize), Charles Peck (second prize), and world renowned composer and UI alumnus Donnacha Dennehy will be in attendance at the 22nd Annual Martirano Award Concert to hear their award-winning compositions performed by the Illinois Modern Ensemble under the direction of Stephen Taylor.

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 or call 217-333-6280 or 217-649-3616.

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 or call 217-333-6280.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: A free kick-off event for CU Folk and Roots Festival. Try a wine.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

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.

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. Performances, dances, instructional sessions, jams, song-circles, family activities, storytelling, instrument-making and more. Saturday's daytime program, until 5 p.m., is entirely free, with many family-friendly events at the Urbana Free Library, Community Center for the Arts and other downtown Urbana venues. Highlighting this year's festival is Robbie Fulks, a Chicago-based singer/songwriter, and one of several national and regional acts returning for this tenth anniversary.

When: 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 18, 4 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Oct. 19, 10 a.m. until the midnight closing hootenanny ends Oct. 20.

Where: locations throughout downtown Urbana.

Cost: A single wristband is $40. Ticketed performances will take place on Friday and Saturday evening at several venues in downtown Urbana.

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

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, or call 217-333-6280.

STEPHEN WADE

What:Grammy-nominated performer and award-winning author will lead a banjo workshop on Oct. 18 and perform on Oct. 19.

When:Banjo workshop, 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Performance, 9:15 p.m. Oct. 19.

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

More info: Email gernenz2@Illinois.edu.

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. Stephen Wade, Grammy-nominated performer and award-winning author, will merge traditional banjo-picking with the band. 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.

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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, 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 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.

UI CHAMBER SINGERS

What: "Pilgrim's Journey." University of Illinois School of Music. This group is made up of undergraduate music majors, graduate students, and other outstanding singers who unite for a wide range of choral works.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

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.

UI VARSITY MEN'S CLUB

What: Annual Dad's Day concert. University of Illinois School of Music.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

ILLINOIS WIND SYMPHONY

What: American Music. University of Illinois School of Music. Since its inception, it has served as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program and is an innovator in the wind band field.

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 4.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

UI TROMBONE CHOIR AD TUBA EUPHONIUM ENSEMBLE

What University of Illinois School of Music. More than a dozen brass musicians will blend their sounds in this concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

ROSANNE CASH WITH JOHN LEVENTHAL: SHE REMEMBERS EVERYTHING

What: One of the country's re-eminent singer/songwriters, Cash has released 15 albums, earning four Grammy Awards and nominations for 11 more. Songs from this record, which will be released in October will be featured in concert along with select songs from her storied career and from Norma Rae, the new musical she is writing with Leventhal.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8.

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

Cost: Tickets $39.50-$69.50 .

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

'THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE'

What: Comic opera in two acts. Sinfonia da Camera will be joined by Lyric Theatre7:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$45.

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

ITZHAK PERLMAN, VIOLIN

What:With Rohan De Silva, piano. Marquee Great Hall Series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$55.

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

REO SPEEDWAGON

What:Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts and Outback Concerts. Rescheduled from Feb. 8 concert.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $59.50-$199. Additional $6 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

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

UI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What University of Illinois School of Music. The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of pieces conducted by Donald Schleicher..

When: 3 p.m. Nov. 11.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: The renowned BACH Choir presents the CPE Bach Magnificat for the first time in BACH's history. Join the choir and orchestra for an all-Baroque program.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

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

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. Nov. 12 (second (and fifth) Mondays of every month).

Where:Meet in the hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Where:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

EROICA TRIO

What: The three women who make up this celebrated ensemble of violin, cello and piano enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity and irresistible enthusiasm.Marquee Classical Mix Series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$38.

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

UNIVERSITY BAND AND CLARINET CHOIR

What University of Illinois School of Music.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

ILLINI STRINGS

What University of Illinois School of Music. This string orchestra performs music from the classics to music written in the 21st century. Musicians in this orchestra are comprised of non-music majors from all across the Illinois campus

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

NATHAN MANDEL, SAXOPHONE

What University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

DANCINGThis weekendILLINI 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. 11-18.

Where: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without notice.

Cost: Free.

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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.

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 weekILLINI 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. 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 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 C-U Folk and Roots Festival.

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

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org or http://folkandroots.org/2018-dances/.

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.

SWING DANCE LESSON AND DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by 9th Street Stompersfrom 8:30 to 10 p.m. Professor Paul and Sarah's Swing Dance Lesson, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. No special shoes or partner required. Part of the C-U Folk and Roots Festival.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20.

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

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

More info:http://folkandroots.org/2018-dances/ or email sarahqscott@gmail.com.

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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.

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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.

CU JAZZ FESTIVAL - FAT BABIES

What: CU Jazz Festival presents Fat Babies of Chicago and the Roaring 20's Dance Party. Event starts with beginner dance lesson and dance instructor demonstration. Listeners and dancers invited. All skill levels encouraged. Supported by Unit 1/ Allen Hall and Illini Swing Society. A great wood dance floor, snack and beverages too.

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

Where: Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, U.

More info: Call 217-766-4852 or email cujazzfest@gmail.com.

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.

HOOPESTON MULTI AGENCY SENIOR DANCE

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

When: Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m.; dance, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

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

Cost:$5 and includes meal.

More info:Call 217-283-5544.

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. Nov. 9.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

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.

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. Nov. 15.

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

Cost: Free.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16.

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 The Mean Lids with Jim Hemphill 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. 16.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

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 weekendSPEAK 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.

Next weekVOICE 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.

Future highlightsZOO 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. 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: THE HOBO FABULOUS TOUR

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:Tickets $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.

NOVEMBER DANCE

What: Dance at Illinois. "Dancing 50: Moving Forward/Looking Back."

When: Performances, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$22. Dessert and Conversation, $10.

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

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Ritual, historic and celebratory music and dance of Mexico's Aztecan, Michoacan and Yaqui peoples and more.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

VIRAGO-MAN DEM

What: Cynthia Oliver/Coco. Dance Theatre.Marquee Big Mix Series.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

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. 11-13, 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.

'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.

'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. 11-13, 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.

Next week

'FANGS FOR THE MEMORIES'

What:Dinner and a fun, interactive, mysterious, and deceitful tale of murder presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Seven Corpse Dinner Murder Mysteries.

When:6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Where:Alto Vineyards, 4210 N Duncan Road, C.

Cost: Tickets $40, plus fee.

More info:Call 217-356-4784 or https://www.facebook.com/CUTCSevenCorpseDinner.

'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.

'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.

Future highlights

'ANTI SOCIAL'

What: St. Thomas More Theatre presents a series of eight comedic one-act plays by Don Zolidis.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27.

Where: The High School of Saint Thomas More, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C.

Cost: $7 at the door.

More info:Call 217-352-7210.

'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.'

What: Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre (fifth-eighth grades).

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$14.

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

'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.

'DRACULA'

What: Live onstage performance. From the novel by Bram Stoker. Presented by the Lorraine Theatre Guild. Tickets available at thelorrainetheatre.com or in Hoopeston at Hoopeston Public Library; the Little Lorraine Theatre, weekends; Hoopeston City Hall; Treasured Roots Flower Shop; Mr. B's.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27.

Where: The Lorraine Theatre, 324 E. Main St., Hoopeston.

Cost:Tickets $12 ($13.41 w/service fee). A

More info:Call 217-840-4870.

'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.

'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 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.

'SHREK" THE MUSICAL!'

What: Presented by the theater departments at Central and Centennial high schools.

When:: 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4; 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Where: Nov. 1-4 at Decker Theatre, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University Ave.; and Nov. 8-11 at Aldridge Theatre, Centennial High School, 913 Crescent Drive, C.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/CentralHSTheater/

'SILVER SCREEN SCANDALS'

What: Come dressed in costume for a mysterious "20's Hollywood Party." Presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Seven Corpse Murder Mystery Dinners. This audience-interactive murder mystery will create an evening of conspiracy, mystery, and drama.

When:5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets $40, plus fee.

More info: eventbrite.com or call 217-733-0330 .

'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 / NATUREThis weekendCOAL 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.

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. 14-28.

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.

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/

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.

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.

PETS ON PARADE COSTUME CONTEST

What: Get ready for Halloween with a costume contest for your pet! Prizes will be awarded to the pet wearing the best literary costume, the spookiest costume, and the best pet and owner costume combo! One pet per registration. For adults.

When: Arrive at 10 a.m. to pick up your pet's registration number on the library's West Lawn. The outdoor parade and judging begins at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20.

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

More info: Call 217-403-2070.

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: 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.

Future highlightsFARMER 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: facebook.com/FarmerCityHauntedForest/ or farmercityil.org/farmer-city-haunted-forest/

HALLOWEEN SPACE COSTUME STAR PARTY

What: Come dressed as your favorite alien, planet, star or Sci-Fi space character. Prizes awarded for kids and adults. Hear Astro-physicist Dr. Jeff Cooke talk about the historic detection of a Gravity Wave of Aug. 17, 2017; and an update by VCCD Naturalist Lara Daring on the newest discoveries of the harmful effects of light pollution. Hot apple cider, candy apples, pumpkin cookies, and then looking at the stars. Dr. Carl Wenning of the Twin Cities Amateur Astronomers guides us through the night sky. Bring your telescope.

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

Where: Kennekuk County Park's Environmental Education Center, Danville.

More info: Call 367-3334 or 442-1691.

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS

What: A haunted trail with hayrides as well as a children's area. Hosted by The City of Danville and Vermilion County Conservation District.

When: Oct. 27.

Where: Harrison Park Golf Course, Danville.

Tickets will be available for $10 in advance at Harrison Park Pro-Shop, City Hall & Danville Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau, online through Eventbrite; $15 at the entry point the night of the event.

Cost: Tickets $10 in advance, sold at Harrison Park Pro-Shop, City Hall and Danville Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau; $15 at the entry point the night of or purchase online through Eventbrite.

More info: Discovering Danville Facebook page.

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

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. Nov. 10.

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI MUSEUMSKrannert Art Museum

What: Exhibitions, "Capturing Landscape," through Oct. 20; "Provenance: A Forensic History of Art" through Dec. 8; "Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship" through Feb. 9; "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: 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: Discovery Day: Trees. Discovery Day is the feature program of the month brings together a range of activities and experts for an in-depth exploration of this month's theme, Trees. Spurlock Sundays: Fall in Love with Nature is a drop-in program exploring connections between nature and culture with four month-long series of programs on water, trees, rocks and minerals, and ice and snow.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

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 MUSEUMSBICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: Opening reception for"64th Annual Fall Show Juried Exhibition."

When:5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. 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.

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: Night at the Museum: Mystery Night! Monthly drop-off event for children ages 4-12 years old. Parents can enjoy an evening out while children get to spend time after-hours at the museum, playing in their favorite exhibits and enjoying staff-led activities. A pizza dinner is also provided. Pre-registration required to participate. https://www.facebook.com/events/688570611529152/

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13.

Cost: $25 for non-members; $20 for members.

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

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

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

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

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

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

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

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

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

What: Grammy-nominated performer and award-winning author Stephen Wade will give a featured lecture on America's banjo heritage as part of Sousa Archives and Center for American Music's American Music Month celebration, named for his book, using period instruments to complement the Center's new banjo exhibit, "Samuel S. Stewart and America's Banjo."

When noon Oct. 19 .

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

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

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

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

What: 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

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

Main feature:"Experience the Aurora," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 12-27.

Children's features:"The Little Star That Could," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 13-27.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

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

EXHIBITSANITA 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.

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).

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What: Exhibition, "In Search of a Chimera" by Roberto Sabas.

When: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 25.

Where: Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu, call 217-333-3137 or 217- 333-3660.

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: "Cover the Waterfront, "exhibition of paintings by Michigan-based artist Teresa Dunn.

When: 0 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays and Sundays. Oct. 1 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.

RICHMOND FAMILY WELCOME GALLERY

What: Open house for The Welcome Gallery, featuring interactive exhibits, personal stories of alumni, a showcase for the University of Illinois's rich history, traditions and achievements.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14.

Where: Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

More info:Email rross2@uillinois.edu or call 217-333-6373.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

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.

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.

THE URBANA FREE LIBRARY

What: Archives Bazaar: Discover the History of Champaign County. Discover photographs, documents, films, maps, and more artifacts held in the archival and museum collections in Champaign County. Learn about these resources in a fun, interactive atmosphere. Features booths where you can chat with local archivists and curators. Featuring: Champaign County Historical Archives, Champaign County Genealogical Society, Champaign County History Museum, Museum of the Grand Prairie, and UIUC Student Life & Culture Archives. Raffle, books for sale, and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20.

Where:210 W. Green St., U.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4025 or https://urbanafreelibrary.org/local-history-genealogy/workshops-events

GALLERIESALLEY 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 / EVENTSURBANA'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. 13-27.

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. 16-30.

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.