Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018

Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

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.

DOWNTOWN URBANA TRICK-OR-TREATING 2018

What: Join the Urbana Business Association and The Urbana Free Library for Trick or Treating in Downtown Urbana. Start at any participating location, grab some awesome treats, and explore with the kids. Plus a photobooth from the Urbana Public Arts Program. Then, visit the library for more Halloween fun, including creepy crafts and story time, costume parade and judging and in the evening for teens, Zombie Prom VI: Thriller on Elm Street.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Library events from 1 to 8 p.m.

Where: downtown Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578170132329291/

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.

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, 2:30, 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.

HOWL-O-WEEN

What:Celebrate Halloween by joining us for a spooky story, creepy craft, ghoulish games and spook-tacular face painting by Wild Style. Costumes and kids of all ages are welcome. For all ages..

When: 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

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

More info: Call 217-403-2070.

NIGHTMARE ON GROVE STREET

What:Annual all-ages Halloween party includes haunted hay rack rides around the trail (weather pending), activities, free candy giveaway and more.

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.

Next week

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/ImbibeUrbanaIL, or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

THE 39TH ANNUAL CHRIS CRINGLE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

What: Over 75 vendors all on one level as one of the largest shows in Central Illinois. Goodie bags to the first 100 attendees each day. Strollers allowed. Sponsored by WCIA.

When: 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 an 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel 1001 W Killarney St., U.

Cost: Admission is $5, children 12 & under are free.

More info: Facebook.com/ChrisCringleIl/

THE SABER SHINDIG

What: At this year's annual ABO banquet, start the evening in the tent with cocktail hour at 5 p.m., moving inside for dinner and presentation around 6 p.m. Followed by live music, fun and fellowship back in the tent to conclude our evening. Various fundraisers and games along with drinks and barbecue catered by Hickory River. All proceeds go directly to STM Athletics.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 3.

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

More info: Call 217-352-7210 or email abo@hs-stm.org.

Future highlights

INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY

What: Celebrate International Games Week with a variety of games to play 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.

WINE. MUSIC. AUCTION!

What: Fundraiser for the Kickapoo Rail Trail. Ticket includes one drink ticket, an appetizer bar, silent auction, live music from Dustin Danger. All proceeds from the event will be for the future development of the Kickapoo Rail Trail.

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

Where: Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets are $50/person

More info: Call 217-442-1691 or 217-586-3360.

MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Over 30 vendors selling holiday decor, gifts and sweet treats. Downtown shops Three-Toad Treasures Funky Junk Shop, Rose 'n Berries and The Mansfield General Store, will also be open. 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. Take a ride around Mansfield in a horse drawn carriage from Merrybeth Farm Carriage Service, 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.

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW

What:More than 20 vendors selling their handcrafted items including soaps and lotions, home décor, custom paintings, jewelry, lighted bottles, and more. Lunch will be sold.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17.

Where: American Legion Post #24, 705 Bloomington Road, C.

More info: Call 217-356-5114.

2018 FARMER CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE

What: Theme is "Christmas in the Wilderness." Sponsored by Farmer City Chamber of Commerce. Traditional entrants include various high school bands, Shrine entries, holiday floats, former WCIA Weather forecaster Judy Fraser and many others.

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

Where: Steps off at the Farmer City Fairgrounds, Farmer City.

More info: Call 309-386-2791 or Farmer City Christmas Parade Facebook page.

18TH ANNUAL CHRISTIE CLINIC PARADE OF LIGHTS

What: Santa rides on his sleigh up Neil Street, lighted floats and marching bands. Pre-parade activities are kid-friendly and open to the public: Visits with Santa at Big Grove Tavern, 3 p.m.; horse and carriage rides depart from the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 3:30 p.m.; Kids' Scavenger Hunt on Shop Local Saturday, check in at Jane Addams Bookshop to pick up your clue sheet, 4 p.m.; and carolers and local musicians in various locations downtown, 5 p.m.

When: 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24. Parade at 6 p.m. Tree of Lights lighting in One Main Development Plaza at 7 p.m.

Where: Downtown Champaign.

Cost:Pre-parade activities are free.

More info: champaigncenter.com/parade-of-lights or call 217-352-2400.

FILMS

This weekend

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.

Next week

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.

RIDERS IN THE SKY

What: For more than 30 years Riders In The Sky has been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre of Western music, with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit. Dinner in conjunction with this concert.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $55-$65, plus handling fee. Dinner, $15.

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

Future highlights

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What:Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Starring Will Smith and Helen Mirren. Call to reserve a seat.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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

CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTARY

What: "Before the Flood" presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Sponsored by the Land Conservation Foundation, the Illinois Program in Law & Philosophy, and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program at UIUC.

When:7:30 to 9:15 p.m. Nov. 14.

Where:The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-725-5886 or 217-607-8155, beforetheflood.com or landconservationfoundation.org.

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.

MOVIES ON THE MAIN STAGE

What: "Sing-a-long Sound of Music." Join us for the Sing-along version of one of the most beloved musicals

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17, and 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

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.

VIRGINIA THEATRE SPECIAL EVENT

What: "First Man." (2018). Rated G. 161 minutes. The riveting true story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon based upon the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, by James R. Hansen..

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 19-21, 23, 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25.

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

Cost: Tickets $8.

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

MOVIES ON THE MAIN STAGE

What: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 24, and 2 p.m. Nov. 25.

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.

MOVIES ON THE MAIN STAGE

What: "The Polar Express." Kick off your holidays with this heartwarming story called a "new classic"!

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 30, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1, and 2 p.m. Dec. 2.

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.

MUSIC

This weekend

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

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA JAZZ FESTIVAL

What: Thursday kicks off with the Krannert UnCorked at 5 p.m. and Sudden Sounds series with the Gray-Wilkerson-Ra Trio, 7:30 p.m.; VandoJam featuring Sharel Cassidy at 9 p.m. at Iron Post. Friday, the Fat Babies from Chicago in a Roaring 20s Party with a dance lesson and demonstrations. Old Styles Sextet, 8 p.m. Friday and Adam Larson Group, 8 p.m. Saturday at Iron Post. Sunday morning Jazz Brunch features Chip Stephens and Glen Wilson, 11 a.m. at 25 O'Clock Brewery. Other highlights: Jazz Lecture, 3 p.m. Thursday at Osher Lifelong Learning Center; Young Artist Series, 1 p.m., and Composer Workshop premiering new works with professional house band, 5 p.m. Saturday; and a Sunday Library concert.

When: Oct. 25-28.

Where: various locations in Champaign and Urbana. Krannert Center, Iron Post, 25 O'Clock Brewery, Osher Lifelong Learning Center, Champaign Public Library.

More info: cujazzfest.wixsite.com/cujazzfest or email Jenelle Orcherton at cujazzfest@gmail.com.

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.

CU JAZZ FESTIVAL - JAZZ BRUNCH

What:With Chip Stephens/Glen Wilson duo.

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28.

Where: 25 O'Clock Brewery, 208 W. Griggs St., U.

Cost:Free.

More info: Email cujazzfest@gmail.com or call 217-766-2852.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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 served before 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.

STEVE BOBBITT AS ROD STEWART

What: Presented by and in support of The Children's Dyslexia Center of East Central Illinois. Tickets available at the Children's Dyslexia Learning Center or the Masonic Center, 109 E. North St., Danville, or Knights of Columbus Hall. Sponsorships are still available.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets $20.

More info: Call 217-446-9377 or 217-446-7620 or http://danvilledyslexiacenter.org.

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, Marsha Banning and The Panther Creek Band. Food for sale by Melvin 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.

Future highlights

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.

PHILO COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW

What: Showcase of local country music talent in a Branson-style live music stage show. Hosted by Ed Clem, bass and vocals, and Chrissy Sparks, piano, sax, vocals, on stage with Dyke Corson, lead and steel guitar, vocals; and Dave Ohlsson, drums, vocals. Special guest, Dennis Stroughmatt, fiddle and vocals.

When: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

Where: R.E. Franks Meeting Center, 108 Madison, Philo.

Cost: Tickets $10. Concessions available.

More info: Call 217-390-2700.

TAAL: RHYTHMS FOR LIFE

What: An evening of Fusion music: Classic Bollywood & Western Jazz. A rare presentation of JUGALBANDHI through music featuring artists, Nirmalya Roy and Fareed Haque to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Vivekananda's lecture at the Parliament of World Religions (1893) in Chicago. Presented by Dharitree Ecosphere and University Y.

When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

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

Cost: Tickets: $25/ $100 (dinner with the artists).

More info: Buy online through paypal at koeli.dharitreeecosphere@gmail.com or call 217-337-1500.

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.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. Nov. 16.

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.

COLLIN RAYE AND SWEET TEA TRIO

What:With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time male vocalist of the year nominee Raye will be part of an acoustic trio taking the stage. The concert will be the finale to this year's 22nd Annual Festival of Trees; adding to week of special activities this coming November. .

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where:David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $25-$65.

More info: palmerarena.com or call 1-800-514-3849.

JACKYL

What: Concert. Food available for purchase.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $50 plus $5 handling fee

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

IN CONCERT AT CPL: BRANDON T. WASHINGTON

What: Listen to native CU solo guitarist, Brandon T. Washington, who will play a mix of obscure and common covers and original music from the bands he's been a member of. For all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 25.

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

Cost: Free.

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

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: Messiah Sing-Along. An annual tradition for over fifteen years, this interactive concert might be your holiday season's favorite memory. We'll provide the conductor, terrific soloists, and accompaniment. You, the audience, will serve as the choir! Bring your own score or borrow one at the door. Singers of all ages are welcome.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25.

Where:First Baptist Church at Savoy, 1602 Prospect Ave., Savoy.

Cost: Free-will donation..

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

SEA CHANTEY SING

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

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 26 (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.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT

What: Parkland's Jazz Ensemble live performance.

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 26.

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

Cost: Free and open to public .

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

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Jooyon Chung, flute, and Dai-An Liu, harp. 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. 29.

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

DANCING

This weekend

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 instructor swing dance demonstration from Illini Swing Society. Listeners and dancers invited. All skill levels encouraged. Supported by Unit One/ Allen Hall, SORF, and Illini Swing Society. Snacks and beverages provided.

When: Beginner's dance lesson, 6:30 p.m.; dance party with music, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26.

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

Cost: Free and free parking in garage across the street.

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

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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.

COUNTRY DANCING

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. 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.

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. 29 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. Oct. 30.

Where: Room 314-A, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without notice.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com

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 11 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.

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, 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.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com

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.

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Live music.Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18.

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

Cost: Admission, $3.

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

ILLINI 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. 20.

Where: Room 314-A, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without notice.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

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

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

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.

Next week

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.

AMERICAS3

What: A free multicultural, multilingual poetic concert that weaves connections and brings out commonalities of what it means to be American. Performed by artists from North, Central and South America. Spurlock Museum's permanent exhibits on the Indigenous people's of the Americas will be open one hour before the performances.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1.

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

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

'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.

DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY: ON TOUR!

What: Presented by Pull-Ups! An all new interactive live concert experience. Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with all your favorite characters. For kids of all ages and their families. Live appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Fancy Nancy and Doc McStuffins!. Magical on screen moments with Puppy Dog Pals, Muppet Babies, and the Lion Guard.

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 6.

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

Cost: Tickets $39-$59. Additional $5 processing fee applied (online only).

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

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.

THEATER

This weekend

‘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.

‘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 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. 25-27, and 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 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.

‘LA BOHÈME’

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

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

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 ODD COUPLE’

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

When: Evening shows Oct. 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. 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.

‘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.

Next week

‘ALMOST, MAINE’

What: Rantoul Township High School Drama Club presents the 2018 fall play by John Cariani.

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

Where: Rantoul Township High School, cafetorium, 200 S. Sheldon St., Rantoul.

Cost: Tickets $4-$5.

More info: Call 217-892-2151.

‘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. Classic comedy. 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.

‘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 boxoffice@redmaskplayers.com or redmaskplayers.com.

’HIR’

What: The Celebration Company. A dark comedy by Taylor Mac, directed by Dustin Yokum.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-4, 7-10; 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 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.

‘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/

‘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.

‘TIME STANDS STILL’

What: Charleston Community Theatre.  By Donald Margulies. A photojournalist and a foreign correspondent try to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy.

When:  7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3, 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10.

Where: The Charleston Elks Lodge #623, 720 6th St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $5-$8.

More info: charlestoncommunitytheatre.com or call 877-842-3267.

Future highlights

‘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 BEULAH REED SHOW 3’

What: Presented by Country Theatre Workshop. Fundraiser.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17  and 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

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

Cost: Tickets $15.

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

‘DISNEY’S PETER PAN JR.’

What: Featuring the students of the Future Stars Dance & Drama Program. A modern version of the timeless tale.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10.40-$12.50.

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

'MAMMA MIA!’

What: The Celebration Company. Music & lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2, 5-9, 12-15. One of the Sundays is usually at 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. $10 for everyone on the first Friday performance

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

‘MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS’

What: DLO Musical Theatre. Based on the heartwarming film of the same name, “Meet Me In St. Louis” takes audience members on a musical journey back to the early 1900s, on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

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

Cost: Tickets, $20 adult, $7 student — online or at door.

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

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

MIDDLEFORK AUDUBON

What: October program on Chile and Patagonia by Botanists John Taft and Mary Kay Solecki with pictures and stories from a 2018 trip to the southern portion of South America. Refreshments and conversation after the program.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 25.

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

More info: Email suzanne56smith@gmail.com.

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/

ANNUAL PONY RIDE FUNDRAISER

What: Ponies and horses available for a ride for $5 or just a pat for free. Come out and meet our team of lesson horses. At Trinity Horsemanship Foundation we bring horsemanship to all willing students in the Central Illinois area.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27.

Where: Rural King Supply, 913 Marketview Drive, C.

Cost: $5 ride.

More info: Call 217-372-7827 or email trinityhorsemanshipfoundationnfp@outlook.com.

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

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. Oct. 28.

Where: Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org or call 217-384-4062.

FARMER CITY GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY WALK - FARMER CITY

What: Look at five different sites, share family histories and other interesting tidbits. Wear your comfortable shoes and enjoy the program.

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

Where: Maple Grove Cemetery, a mile south of Farmer City business district on DeLand Blacktop, Farmer City.

More info: Call 309-323-8226 or http://fcghsociety.org/

Next week

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club’s timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15-minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org.

FALL COLOR TREE HIKE

What: Enjoy the fall colors of Allerton Park’s McDonald Family Trails (Lost Garden). Learn how to identify our native trees by their fall color and newly formed winter buds. This hike will cover approximately 2 miles. Preregistration required, all sales are final.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 1.

Where: Meet at Meet at the McDonald Family Trails Parking Lot, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: $5.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu/event/fall-color-tree-hike-2/, call 217-333-3287, email allertoninfo@illinois.edu.

NATURE PLAY PRE-K FRIDAYS

What: For ages 6 years and younger with an adult.  Drop by the nature center to discover self-guided activities for little naturalists. Adventures may lead you outdoors to the nature playscape as weather permits. Weekly themes depend on current events in nature..

When:  9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Nov. 2-Dec. 14; except Nov. 23.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

 Cost: Free-will donations of $2/child are encouraged.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: WINTER IS WONDERFUL

What: Program for preschoolers ages 2-6. Learn all about what will happen in the forest preserves during the winter, and what we can do to help the animals that call Homer Lake home get through it! 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; we may go outdoors if weather permits. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the Interpretive Center. Register by Nov. 1 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 2.

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

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

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.

FAMILIES IN THE FOREST

What: A fall day of fun! This program will be packed with activities to get you outside and moving. Join us for an interpretive hike through the fall woods, learn how to build a survival shelter, and meet some of our resident reptiles up close! This is a drop in program, so come and go as you please.

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Guided hike: 12:30 p.m.; Reptile Meet and Greet: 1:30 p.m.; Survival shelter building: 2 p.m.

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

Cost: Free.

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

KENNEKUK ROAD RUNNERS VETERANS DAY 5K

What: 5K road Course on streets of Danville with food, many prizes, and awards after at the Legion. Benefits the Danville American Legion. Race Director: Lisa Knapp.

When: 9 a.m. Nov. 10.

When: Danville American Legion, Danville.

More info:  kennekuk.com.

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.

OWL-EBRATION

What: Celebrate the owls living at the nature center with a party in their honor. Games, crafts and up-close encounters with Eastern screech owls. Registraion required.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

 Cost: Registration fees, Earlybird, $5 resident, $7 nonresident by Nov. 3;  $6-$8 by Nov. 10.

More info: Call 217-384-4062 or 217-367-1544.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: “Gallery Conversation: Blue and White” about the current exhibition, “Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession,” featuring Shirley M. Mueller, art collector and independent scholar; Rimas VisGirda, artist and member of the International Academy of Ceramics; and Nicholas Zumbulyadis, art collector and independent scholar. Moderated by Maureen Warren, exhibition curator of European and American art.

When: 5:30 to  6:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

What: Exhibitions, “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: 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.

Culture Lab: Trees. Drop-in activity led by at museum guide. Join them for mini-tours, scavenger hunts, and touchable artifacts.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

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:  “64th Annual Fall Show Juried Exhibition.”

When: 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: School’s Out: Old Timey Halloween. Don’t be spooked! Make your own Halloween crafts, play old fashioned Halloween games, and learn about how Halloween traditions were shaped. Come and go anytime during the program to join in the fun. Costumes encouraged. All ages.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.

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.

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

Cost: Museum admission, free.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN’S SCIENCE MUSEUM

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

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

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

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

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

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

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music presents “Beautiful Music Around Us, Exploring America’s Evolving Artistic Dialogues of Race and Identity,” American Music Month 2018, exhibitions: “Banjos, Mandolins, and John Philip Sousa America’s Musical Paradox” through Aug. 2, 2019; “Samuel S. Stewart and America’s Banjo” through Sept. 27, 2019.

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.

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. 26 through Dec. 14.

Main feature: “Experience the Aurora,” 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. “Phantom of the Universe,” 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 2-17.

Children’s features: “The Little Star That Could,” 7 p.m. Oct. 27. “Santa’s Secret Star,” 7 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15.

Kaler World of Science Lecture: “The Dark Universe” by Dr. Jeffrey Filippini, University of Illinois Physics & Astronomy,   7 p.m. Nov. 2.

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: 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: 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.

What: Opening reception for exhibition, “Light Seeker” by Champaign Photography Association.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Open, 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Nov. 30.

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: Artist reception and ending date for the Art at the Y exhibition, “Total Mixed Ration,” paintings by Thomas Agran. Remarks by Agran at 5:30 p.m.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Open, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through Oct. 25.

What: Artist reception for the Art at the Y exhibition, “perSISTERS, Icons from the Female Power Project” by Leda Black. Remarks by Black at 5:30 p.m.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 1. Open, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through Jan. 15, 2019.

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: 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.

RICHMOND FAMILY WELCOME GALLERY

What: 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. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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

More info: Call  217-244-9035.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: Art Exhibition, “The World Through My Lens: Photography by Yamnua Phal.”

When:  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.

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.

LARRY KANFER GALLERY

What: “Off the Beaten Path: Ireland Art Show” by Larry Kanfer.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through Nov. 3.

Where: 2103 N. Dunlap Ave., C.

More info: Call 217-398-2000 or kanfer.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 through Oct. 27.

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

More info: urbanamarket.org.

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, Nov. 17-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.

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 through Oct. 30.

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

More info: thelandconnection.org/market.

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