Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019

Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

JEFF DUNHAM

What: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

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

Cost: $45.50 plus fees.

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

Next week

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

What: Evening features an awards ceremony, a keynote address by the Rev. Dr. Michael Pfleger, Senior Pastor of Faith Community of Saint Sabina, Chicago, and music by Dr. Barrington L. Coleman. His son, Crofton Coleman, will provide the music during the reception. Sponsored by the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Village of Rantoul.

When: 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18. Hors d'oeuvres at 4 p.m., program at 5 p.m.

Where: Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: mlkcelebration.org; Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cc4mlk/ or email hro@urbanaillinois.us or call 217-384-2466.

CUTC'S RED CARPET AFFAIR

What: Champaign Urbana Theatre Company will be recognizing outstanding artistic and production talent through the presentation of the Ginny awards, and honoring sponsors, donors, patrons, and committed volunteers. In addition, the evening will feature live Broadway-style entertainment, appetizers and desserts, dancing, and a silent auction.

When: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Jan. 19.

Where: City View Center, 45 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets, $60; two tickets, $100; company members (if you paid membership fee in 2018 or are a MM Troupe Member), $25.

More info: http://cutc.org/ or call 217-352-4085.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION

What: MLK Jr. Celebration Committee-Danville's celebration. On Jan. 20, MLK Scholarship Banquet features a performance by The Douglas Singers and the scholarship presentation. On Jan. 21, a motorcade/parade with a pause for a small ceremony at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument at corner of Jackson and Williams, and ending at St. James United Methodist Church's parking lot for a celebration service in the church with program speaker, the Most Rev. Ronald C. Henton, Bishop, Israel of God's Church in Sycamore, and music by the Danville MLK Mass Choir.

When: Banquet, 4 p.m. Jan. 20. Motorcade/parade, 10 a.m. and celebration service, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21.

Where: Banquet at Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St. Parade starts at corner of Main and Logan streets. Celebration service at St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St. All in Danville.

Cost: Banquet tickets, $20.

More info: Call 217-442-7917 or 217-431-2280.

34TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SERVICE OF CELEBRATION

What: Since 1988, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee has awarded more than 200 scholarships to local students attending colleges such as Parkland College, University of Illinois, and historically Black colleges and universities. This year, we honor the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Rev. C.D. Stuart addressing the theme "His Dream: A Way to Overcome" and music from the community choir.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 20.

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

Cost: Free.

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

Future highlights

LIONS IN WINTER LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018

What: An annual literary festival, featuring readings by three visiting authors, Barrie Jean Borich, creative nonfiction writer, Lynnell Edwards, poet, and Rion Amilcar Scott, fiction writer, who will also lead craft talks on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; an editors' panel discussion; a book fair in the Doudna Concourse, and more. Registration is required for attendance at craft talks and for Breakfast and Lunch. Writers' readings and book fair are free and open to the public.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 Jan. 26.

Where: Doudna Lecture Hall and Recital Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston.

Cost: General admission, $40; includes continental breakfast and lunch; High school students, college students and EIU faculty can register for free, $10 to add lunch; Coles County Art Council member, $30 (must call to receive special CCAC price); onsite general admission, day of the event, $50.

More info: castle.eiu.edu/lionsinwinter/registration, email arvietto@eiu.edu or call at 217-581-2428.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

What: This event marks the culmination of the week of events celebrating Dr. King's legacy. Join us for performances by students from the International Prep Academy and the University of Illinois Department of Theatre. The College of Education will present awards to the winners and honorable mention recipients of the MLK Creative Expressions Contest. Entertainment for all ages.

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

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.

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: 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1.

Where: downtown Urbana.

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

FILMS

This weekend

JANUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Beauty and the Beast" (2017). Rated PG. 130 minutes.

When 7 p.m. Jan. 10.

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

What: "Charade." (1963). Rated G. 115 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 12.

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

Cost: Tickets $6, additional $1 processing fee (online only).

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

Next week

JANUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Purple Rain" (1984). Rated R. 112 minutes.

When:7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 17.

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.

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

What: Parkland College will host a free showing of "The S Word" and panel discussion about a recently released documentary on suicide survival and loss. Hosted by Rattle the Stars, an organization focused on youth suicide prevention.The film screening is open to the public, with Spanish subtitles available. A question-and-answer session will follow the showing, and resources, information and support services will be available. This film is not rated but is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

When:6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 18

Where: Room C118, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost:Free. Donations are appreciated.

Future highlights

JANUARY REEL DEALS

What: "The Big Sick" (2017). Rated R. 120 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 29.

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.

FILM SCREENING

What: "Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists" (2014). Sponsored in part by the Society of Art History and Fine Arts and the Society for Art History & Archaeology.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24.

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

Cost: Free (donations accepted).

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

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: Part of Rewind's "Bad Movie Mondays". "Tremors" (1990). Rated PG-13. 95 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 28.

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.

FEBRUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Stand by Me" (1986). Rated R. 89 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and 7.

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

What: "Top Hat." (1935). Not Rated. 101 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $6, additional $1 processing fee (online only).

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

FEBRUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Black Panther" (2018). Rated PG-13. 135 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and 28.

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

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

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

MUSIC

This weekend

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by Jaybirds (jazz, blues, pop and rock). 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. Jan. 11.

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.

VINO & VIBES

What: Music by Dearie,the new indie/folk project from Carrie Chandler of The Bashful Youngens and Kayla Brown of We The Animals and Mike & Kayla.

When:3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

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

Cost: Free music.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com.

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. Jan. 14 (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.

ARURO O'FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

What: Marquee Big Mix Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$40.

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

Future highlights

'SING ABOUT IT'

What: Amasong Chorus presents a concert composed entirely in the 21st century. Drawing from the entire history of musical styles and unbound by any particular school of thought, these living composers create sounds as unique as they are.

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27.

Where: McKinley Presbyterian Church, 801 S. Fifth St., C.

Cost:Suggested admission is $15. More if you can, less if you can't.

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

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "All the World's a Stage." Featuring Carol Cook, principal viola with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

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.

SAVION GLOVER FEATURING MARCUS GILMORE

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Together, this duo connects the past and present of tap and jazz to create an evening awe-inspiring percussive fireworks

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

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

IN CONCERT AT CPL: JASON FINKELMAN

What: Improvisational and cross-cultural musician Jason Finkelman, with special guest, Allen Wu. Finkelman blends acoustic sounds of African and Brazilian percussion and found materials with laptop electronics in participatory performances that are fun for the whole family.

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 27.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:champaign.org/events or call 217-403-2030.

ARGUS QUARTET

What: Sunday Salon Series — Emerging Artistry. Concert Artists Guild and M-Prize Winner.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 27.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$53.

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

SEA CHANTEY SING

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

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28 (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.

MARK MOORE, TUBA

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital. He is currently a member of the Illinois Brass Quintet and the principal tuba for both the UI Symphony Orchestra and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

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: Jenny Carpenter and Shawn Farbman, from the band Love Sign, will entertain you with popular acoustic favorites spanning the decades. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 31.

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.

JONATHAN KEEBLE, FLUTE

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital. Recently released recordings, Voyage and Song of the Black Swan as flutist in the Aletheia Duo, and Turbulent Winds with the Prairie Winds.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31.

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.

SUSAN GRAHAM, MEZZO-SOPRANO

What: Marquis Great Hall Series. Graham's Krannert Center program centers around Robert Schumann's song cycle Frauenliebe und-leben (A Woman's Love and Life): Variations.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $20-$50.

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Dance at Illinois faculty musicians. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 7.

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.

SONIC ILLINOIS: JUPITER STRING QUARTET WITH CHUNGLIANG AL HUANG, TAI JI MASTER

What: The pairing of music and movement inspired this program by the quartet-in-residence at the University of Illinois.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by The Virtual Jazz Orchestra with Mark Smar. 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. Feb. 8.

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.

POP UP PERFORMANCE: AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY

What: Enjoy a 30 minute performance in our lobby by the American Harp Society, Central Illinois Chapter.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:champaign.org/events or call 217-403-2030.

YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS WINNER: HANZHI WANG, ACCORDION

What: Praised for her engaging stage presence and performances that are technically and musically brilliant, Hanzhi Wang is the first accordionist to join the roster of Young Concert Artists in its 57-year history of discovering extraordinary musicians.

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$55.

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. Feb. 11 (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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With the 12 -piece band Knights of Cambiria performing an eclectic repertoire of dance and film music from around the world. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 14.

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

Cost: Free.

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

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: "Music of the British Isles." Concert features Sinfonia da Camera featuring principal oboist John Dee, and guest cello soloist Lynn Harrell.

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

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.

FREE FAMILY FUN CONCERT

What: Playful lyrics, joyful grooves, and the lively influences of Caribbean and New Orleans culture come together in the toe-tapping music of celebrated songwriter, band leader, and music educator Jazzy Ash and her five-member troupe of musical adventurers, the Leaping Lizards.

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 16.

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

Cost: Free.

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

SONIC ILLINOIS: EIGHTH BLACKBIRD AND THIRD COAST PERCUSSION: STEVE REICH'S MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS

What: A mesmerizing musical event, widely recognized as one of the most influential pieces of the 20th century, and every hearing—and seeing—of it offers a new perspective to the listener.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Joan Hickey Trio. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 14.

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

Cost: Free.

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

WILLIAM HEILES, PIANO

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

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.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT

What: Featuring Jeff Kolar and jonCates. Sudden Sound concerts feature leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde. Kolar and jonCates utilize an array of electronic and analog instruments, as well as devices designed and fabricated by hand, to create new electromagnetic infrastructure proposing alternate narratives and experiences. part of Improvers Exchange, a 2018-2019 initiative of the Center for Advanced Study.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21.

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

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

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

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

What: This live performance features Rudolf Haken (six-string electric viola), Bernard Scully (horn), and Shubhang Goswami (beatboxer). This performance includes works by Rudolf Haken and Joe Deninzon.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23.

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

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info:http://kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1861.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC & DANCE

What: Presented in partnership with Spicmacay Illinois as part of a local NEA Big Read series.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:champaign.org/events or call 217-403-2030.

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. Feb. 25 (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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With The Young and the Fretless. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

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.

STYX AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY

What: "Get Your Rock & Git R Done: Laugh. Rock. Seriously." Tour. Two forces come together on stage for one unforgettable night of hits and jokes.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $36-$116.50 plus fees.

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

KENNEY CHESNEY

What: Kenny Chesney's Songs For The Saints Tour. With David Lee Murphy and Caroline Jones.

When: 7 p.m. April 5.

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

Cost: Tickets $39.50 -$95.50 plus fees.

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

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 11.

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. Jan. 12.

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 week

ILLINI FOLK DANCE SOCIETY

What: Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world.No previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 15-29.

Where: 314A, 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. Bachata lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 18.

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 Young and the Fretless. Jonathan Sivier, caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 18.

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

Cost: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

Future highlights

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. 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. Jan. 20.

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 25.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 1.

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 Snakeroot, Dale Wilson, caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 1.

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

Cost: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15.

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. Deborah Hyland, caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Cost: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

What: "Magic Under the Sea." A special evening of dancing and fun for girls and their father or father-figure. Evening includes cupcakes, make-it take-it craft and photo booth. All proceeds go to The Little Theatre On The Square.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

Where: Sullivan Elementary School, 910 N. Graham St., Sullivan.

Cost: Per couple, $25 in advance, $30 at the door; $10, each additional child.

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

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. 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. Feb. 17.

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

Next week

ZOO IMPROV OPEN REHEARSALS

What: If you ever wanted to catch the "Improv Bug" we have a net for you. Starting January 14th, we are opening our rehearsals to anyone who wants to stop by. From our favorite beginners to anyone who has performed with Harold, you are welcome to stop by.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting Jan. 14.

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

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

CU COMEDY SHOW

What: Hosted by Jesse Tuttle. Featured Performers are: Alex Dragicevich and Larry Smith.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 18. Doors open and cocktails at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Where: The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $10 through Eventbrite.com. Tables of 10, $80, available only by calling.

More info: Call 217-733-0330 or stephanie@sleepycreekvineyards.com.

Future highlights

'GISELLE' AND 'THE SLEEPING BEAUTY'

What: Russian National Ballet Theatre perform Giselle's haunting saga and Princess Aurora's story of love. Marquee Big Mix Series.

When: "Giselle" at 7 p.m. Jan. 22, and "The Sleeping Beauty" at 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

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

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

What: Fan Powered World Tour. The Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. There will be over 20 occasions before, during and after the game where you have the opportunity to directly interact with Globetrotters stars.At Magic Pass, the Globetrotters' exclusive pre-game event, gives you unprecedented access to the stars of the team, as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court. After the game, take part in a free autograph session.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Magic Pass, 5:30 to 6 p.m.

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

Cost: $20-$85 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641, 217-333-2923 or statefarmcenter.com/events.

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

What: "Final Fridays" show. 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. Jan. 25.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

SAVION GLOVER FEATURING MARCUS GILMORE

What: Together, this duo connects the past and present of tap and jazz to create an evening of awe-inspiring percussive fireworks.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

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

JUGGLING FUNNY STORIES

What: Laugh out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children's stories to life with high-spirited energy and humor. Chris creates colorful characters through his winning combination of acting, comedy, mime, juggling, and audience participation. For all ages.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 2.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-403-2030 or chrisfascione.com or champaign.org/events.

FEBRUARY DANCE: DANCING 50: MOVING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK

What: Dance at Illinois.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$22.

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

'THE BIG BANG'

What: An audience-interactive murder mystery dinner presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Seven Corpse Murder Mystery Dinners.

When: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Doors open and cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $40; includes dinner, drama and dessert; drinks not included.

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

DANCE ARTS PERFORMANCE 2019: THE WAYWARD GIRL

What: An original restaging of the 1789 classical ballet "La Fille Mal Gardée." A timeless tale of the comedic relationship between a widowed mother and her strong-willed daughter. Presented by Champaign Park District Dance Arts.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10, child under 12; $10, seniors; $13, adults. Additional $2 per ticket processing fees apply (online only)

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

STYX AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY

What: "Get Your Rock & Git R Done: Laugh. Rock. Seriously." Tour. . Two forces come together on stage for one unforgettable night of hits and jokes.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $36-$116.50 plus fees.

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

THEATER

Next week

'THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE'

What: The Celebration Company. A poetic drama by Deborah Brevoort based on the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103, Dec. 21, 1988.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-20, 23-26, 3 p.m. Jan. 27, and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

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.

Future highlights

'COME BLOW YOUR HORN'

What: Parkland Theatre. The 28th Annual Student Production features a student director and all-student staff..

When:7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9, 15, 16, 3 p.m. Feb. 17.

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

Cost: All tickets $10.

More info: Call 217-351-2528, parkland.edu/theatre or email theatre@parkland.edu.

'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME'

What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. Based on Mark Haddon's prizewinning 2003 novel, the play explores the bonds between parent and child, and what it means to accept shortcomings in those we love.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 2, 7-9, and 3 p.m. March 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

'A DOLL'S HOUSE, Part 2'

What: The Celebration Company. Directed by Rick Orr.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-24, 27, 28, March 2, 3 p.m. March 3, and 7:30 p.m. March 6-9.

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.'HIT THE WALL'What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. Contains strong adult content.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 6-9, and 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

'JOHN & JEN'

What: DLO Musical Theatre.

When: Dinner theatre, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16; 1:30 p.m. dessert performance, Feb. 17.

Where:Harrison Park Clubhouse, Danville.

Cost:Dinner theater, $25-$38; dessert performance, $15-$25.

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

'KINKY BOOTS'

What: 2018-19 WCIA 3 Broadway Series.

When: 8 p.m. April 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $39-$65 plus fees.

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

'THE LITTLE MERMAID'

What: presented by CU Junior Woman's Club.

When: 7 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. march 2, and 4 p.m. March 3..

Where: Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C.

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

'OUR TOWN'

What: The timeless classic by Thornton Wilder. Presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company.

When: March 14-17.

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

More info: http://cutc.org/ or call 217-352-4085 or email wherefore317@gmail.com.

'The Savannah Sipping Society'

What: Red Mask Players. A comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and is published by Dramatists Play Service.

When:: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26, 2 p.m. Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Feb. 3.

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.

SONIC ILLINOIS: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

What: Lyric Theatre7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23, and 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35. Dessert and Conversation, $10 (includes dessert and beverage).

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

'THE TRADING POST'

What: Charleston Community Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9, 2 p.m. Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$8.

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

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

NATURE CENTER PRE-K FRIDAYS

What:Kids age 6 and under and adult can drop by the nature center to discover self-guided activities just for little naturalists. Weekly themes depend on current events in nature; themes are announced the week before each program. Your adventures may lead you outdoors to the nature playscape as weather permits, so come prepared!

When:9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 1.

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 or urbanaparks.org/programs/nature-programs.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 12.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

Next week

WINTER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's outdoor group runs a 4- or 6-mile loop through campus and Urbana. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, November through March 2019.

Where: Meet at the southwest entrance to the UI Armory (corner of Gregory Drive and Fourth Street).

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

FULL MOON HIKE

What: The program begins with a brief presentation indoors, and then head outside for the remainder of the event and maybe hear the howl of coyotes. Dress for the weather. All ages. Register by Jan. 16.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.

Where Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: $3; children 2 years and younger, free.

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

TREASURE HUNTING IN THE WOODS: AN INTRODUCTION TO LETTERBOXING

What: Attend thi 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.This training will give you the skills you need to attend our Homerdoodle in the Woods event in July! Register by Jan. 18 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19.

Where Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email pcain@ccfpd.org.

ANIMALS OF THE ARCTIC

What: Come to one of three live arctic animal programs. Meet and learn about the arctic mammals reptile bird frog and arctic bugs from Silly Safaris. Offered at 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. For all ages.

When: 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

Cost:Free.

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

Future highlights

FULL LUNAR ECLIPSE

What:William M. Staerkel Planetarium will join CU Astronomical Society in making telescopes available to the public for the eclipse starting at 9 p.m., weather-permitting. Ample parking and a lobby where residents can warm up. Participants should park in the M1 parking lot and dress warmly.

When:9 p.m. Jan. 20. The Moon will be completely in shadow by 10:41 p.m. and will remain there for about an hour, emerge from the shadow at 11:44 p.m., leaving a Full Moon by 12:51 a.m. Monday.

Where: outside of the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

More info: Call 217-351-351-2567.

CAFE WINTER AUCTION

What: Champaign Area Fish Exchange auction of aquarium related items. Fish, plants, equipment, food, books, etc. may be presented for sale. Rules and registration at champaignfish.com.

When: Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration. Auction at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26.

Where: The Radisson, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.

More info: Call 217-359-6707 or email champaignfishguy1@yahoo.com.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

ESKIMO PIE RIDE

What: Join us for a mid-winter afternoon of bicycle riding, food, and board games. An opportunity to ride your bike on road for a 10-mile loop out into the winter; also be a fat bike/mountain bike ride inside the park. Return to the pavilion for hot soup, hot drinks, and board games in front of the fire. Or skip the ride and just enjoy the games!

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

Where:Lake of the Woods pavilion, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-352-7600.

OWL PROWL

What: This all-ages program begins indoors with a presentation, then we will hit the trails to call and search for owls! Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home! Register early for this popular program. Register by Jan. 31 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

Where: Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: $5; children 2 and younger are free.

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

MUDPUPPY FESTIVAL

What: Celebrate Mudpuppy Day at the Land Conservation Foundation's second annual festival. Fun activities for kids of all ages — 2 to 82 — prize drawings, and a special "mudpuppy" menu. It is the perfect way for the whole family to learn more about the unique natural resources in and along the Sangamon River in Piatt County.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2.

Where: Monarch Brewing Company, 212 S. Independence St., Monticello.

Cost:Free.

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

OWL PROWL

What: This all-ages program begins indoors with a presentation, then we will hit the trails to call and search for owls! Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home! Register early for this popular program. Register by Feb. 7 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

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

Cost: $5; children 2 and younger are free.

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

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 9.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

What:Help with bird conservation by counting birds. Record the birds you see through the Wildlife Observation Room and during guided hikes. Get instruction in bird identification. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair at the center. Recipes for the Birds, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., make one feeder to take home and one for the center's Wildlife Habitat Garden; Nest Builders, 1 to 3 p.m., learn about bird architects and make a nest helper to provide materials like laundry lint and yarn scraps.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Winter Bird Hike, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave. Bird hike in Busey woods.

Where: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062, email amjones@urbanaparks.org or gbbc.birdcount.org/.

FROG CALL SURVEY TRAINING: BOINKS, PEEPS & TWANGS

What: The Forest Preserve District is looking for volunteers for our Frog Call Survey citizen science program. Attend this training session to learn about how frog monitoring works and how to identify frogs by their calls. Receive a CD of frog calls to take home. There will be a follow-up optional field training session April 11. Dress for the weather, as we may go on a short hike. Ages 18 and up. Register by Feb. 15 at ccfpd.org.

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

Where Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

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

SCHOOL'S OUT: GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

What: Enjoy making bird-themed crafts and help count the birds at our feeders for this citizen science event. From 2 to 4 p.m., see birds up close with UI researchers as they demonstrate mist netting at the bird feeders. All ages.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18.

Where Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org.

OWL PROWL

What: This program for adults begins indoors with a slideshow, then we will hit the trails to call and search for owls! Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home! Register early for this popular program. Register by Feb. 19 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

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

Cost: $5; children 2 and younger are free.

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

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Exhibitions, "Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship" through Feb. 9; "Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago" through March 23, and "Blue & White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" through May 11. 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 University 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: "Women Artists of the W. Dale and Jeanne C. Compton Collection of Native American Art" through Jan. 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

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

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 Mondays, Tuesdays and 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.

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.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What:School's Out: Martin Luther Kind Day Celebration. Learn about the life of Dr. King, celebrate his legacy, and learn how we can keep his mission alive today. Activities will include videos and songs about MLK, stories for families to share, crafts, and a fun snack you will help create. Adults must accompany children.

When:1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: Spring Semester Clubs. Fun and educational options for students during their time out of school to engage in hands-on exploration of science and technology. Saturdays: STEAMpunk Jr. and Jr. Robotics for kindergarten through grade 1, STEAMpunk Kids for grades 2-5, Exploring Robotics for grades 3-6, Jr. Robotics for grades 2-4, and a Sunday club, Imagination City for kindergarten through grade 5.

When: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 9, 23, March 9, 30, April 20 and May 4; and 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 10, 24, March 10, 31, April 14 and May 5.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Enrollment fees vary per club and membership discounts are available.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What: "James Beauchamp and the Harmonic Tone Generator" and "The Red Cross: A Soldier's Best Friend," through Jan. 31. "Sousa and Tsar Nicholas II's Birthday: An Unexpected Tour Adventure," through Feb. 1. "Banjos, Mandolins, and John Philip Sousa America's Musical Paradox" through Aug. 2; "Samuel S. Stewart and America's Banjo" through Sept. 27.

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, UI 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: Winter hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday and holidays. Through May.

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, Jan. 18-April 26 (except Feb. 1, March 1, 22, April 5).

Main feature:"Cosmic Colors," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 23.

Children's features:"One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" 7 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 through Feb. 23.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

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

EXHIBITS

ARTISTS' ALLEY AT MCKINLEY

What: Exhibit, "Engage 4 Freedom," an interactive, rotating exhibition featuring the original Norman Rockwell works accompanied by community and student artwork and interactive expressions of freedom in the 21st Century. The McKinley Foundation is a partner of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Through May.

Where: in the corridor connecting the McKinley Foundation and Presby Hall, 405 E. John St., C.

More info: Call 217-344-0297 or mckinley-foundation.org/artists-alley.

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. Watch wildlife in the center's habitat garden and feeding station or relax with a favorite nature book in the Observation Room.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Jan. 21.

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 Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12 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.

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 217-403-2030 or champaign.org.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: January and February 2019 will feature local woodworker and artist, Jim Sheehan.

When 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday Through Feb. 28.

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, "Smokey Bear is 75!"

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 March 1.

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: "Some Years Later" by Howard Kanter.

When: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 31.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "perSISTERS, Icons from the Female Power Project" by Leda Black.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through Jan. 15.

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

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "2018 State of the Art Photography Invitational: Locale," curated by Chicago photographer and educator Christopher Schneberger.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays and Sundays, and Dec. 10 through Jan. 13, and Jan. 21. Through Feb. 2.

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.

UI LIBRARY

What: Exhibition, "Building a Library: The Cavagna Sangiuliani Collection at Illinois."

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through Jan. 18.

Where:The Ellen and Nirmal Chatterjee Exhibition Gallery in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 217-333-3777.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Heartland Glass," featuring new sculpture by Ben Johnson, Carmen Lozar, Lisa Demagall, Christopher Gray, Zac Gorell, James Downey, Davin Ebanks, John Miller, Matthew Urban, Jennifer Halvorson, Janusz Walentynowicz, Nadine Saylor, Slate Grove, Ali Hoag, and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Jan. 19.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info:cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

TECHLINE

What: "Harry Breen Paintings 1818 Illinois 2018," oil paintings celebrating the fertile fields of Illinois.

When: 10 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Jan. 31.

Where: Green Street Studio, Inc., 307 S. Locust St., C.

More info:Call 217-552-5570.

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features produce, meats, baked goods, dairy, arts and crafts, and more. The second Saturday of each month will feature Art in the Square; musical performances from local artists.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 12-April 27, 2019.

Where: Inside Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana.

More info: urbanamarket.org, call 217-384-2319 or email urbanamarket@urbanaillinois.us.

WINTER VERSION — DANVILLE FARMER'S MARKET

What: This is a group of local vendors with a variety of products including baked goods, meat, eggs, coffee, crafts, produce (limited), plants, authored books and more. All vendor fees support the Fischer restoration.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second Saturday, Jan. 12 through March 9.

Where: Fischer Theater, 158 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

More info: facebook.com/pg/DanvilleFM/events/ or call 217-474-2701.

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. There will not be a Market in January and February.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 (third Saturday of every month).

Where: Merchant Building on the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, Arthur.

More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.

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