Entertainment listings, April 11-18, 2019

Entertainment listings, April 11-18, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

SCHLARMAN ACADEMY'S SPRING RAFFLE FINAL DRAWING PARTY

What: Join us or our one big drawing party featuring the Feudin' Hillbillys. Doors open at 7 p.m. and drawing is at 9 p.m. Band will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight. The grand prize of $100,000 will be drawn as well as 49 other cash prizes. Event is open to the public with no cover charge.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight April 12.

Where: Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville.

More info: Call 217-442-1184 or email jpicillo@schlarman.com.

SMALL PRESS FEST

What: A celebration of small presses and self-publishing, including zines, comix, and more. There will be artists and authors selling and distributing their work, a panel discussion, giveaways, and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13.

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

More info: smallpressfestcu.tumblr.com.

EASTER BONNETROO FESTIVAL AND PARADE

What: Open House and Easter Egg Game event, featuring special sales at downtown merchants. Visit Downtown Danny the Easter Bunny at his house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At Temple Plaza, several food vendors, special guests and a variety of entertainment, including The Dixie Flyer Band from noon to 1 p.m. Puppet show performance, 1 to 2 p.m. Shops host a Merchant Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m., where bonnet wearing participants visit the stores and gather eggs with a chance to win a grand prize

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13.

Where: Temple Plaza, downtown Danville.

More info: Call 217-431-2274 or facebook.com/downtowndanvilleil/

18th ANNUAL YMCA DINNER & AUCTION

What: Join us we celebrate the leadership and achievement of this year's award winners and the success of our Transforming Lives, Connecting Communities Major Funds Campaign. The evening features silent and live auction items dinner (with dessert and free-flowing wine) and a fun night of recognizing the inspiring leadership and impact of YMCA volunteers.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. April 13.

Where: I-Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $20-$85; couple, $150; table of eight, $600; Y student member, free; at universityymca.org/auction.

More info: Call 217-337-1500.

COME HOME GALA

What: Featured in the 50th-Anniversary Weekend (April 12-14). A display a patron-populated timeline, acoustic musical performances, complimentary appetizers and cash bar. Formal remarks followed by a performance of an original composition by Steve Dawson, performed by Dawson and Jupiter String Quartet, complemented by a slideshow of Krannert Center images. DJ music and dancing will follow. Register at krannertcenter.com.

When: 6 p.m. April 13. Lobby, free (Music starts at 6 p.m., formal remarks at 7 p.m., DJ and dancing at 7:30 p.m.)

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

More info: Call 217-333-6280.

Next week

PAINT NIGHT PARTY

What: A fun evening painting a sign and helping in the fight against cancer. Choose the flower (and you receive the stand); chick, strawberry or Hello Spring sign. Cash bar. Free snacks available. Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. April 17. Dragon Fire Pizza will take orders for their pizza from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: CU Elks, 903 N. Dunlap, Savoy.

Cost: $35 for each, or to paint two, the second is $20. Use the app Venmo for an online payment. Or email Jill Rannebarger to pay by check and cash.

More info: Email jill@champaignrelay.org with your name, e-mail and phone number once you've sent the money or call 217-979-1504.

NITE LITE EGG PURSUIT XXV

What: Bring your basket and flashlight and join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. For ages 18 and older. Be on the lookout for the bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages.

When: Register on-site, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 to 9 p.m. April 19.

Where: Hessel Park, Champaign.

Cost: $10.

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

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

What: Annual egg hunt for ages 10 and younger (adult supervision required). Children divided into age groups. Bring a basket.

When: 11 a.m. April 20.

Where: West Side Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

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

HARVEST MOON'S 4TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

What: Roughly 3,000 eggs containing candy hidden around the theater. The Easter Bunny will be here for photos with the kids and the Carousel will be open and running for those wanting a ride. Concessions available for purchase in the main snack bar also. Three age groups will start around the same time in three different sections of the theater.

When:3 to 4 p.m. April 20.

Where:Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in Theatre, 1175 S. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City.

Cost: Free event for kids 10 years old or younger.

More info: Call 217-784-8770.

FILMS

This weekend

21ST ANNUAL EBERT FILM FEST

What: Hosted by Chaz Ebert. Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace," kick offs this festival, followed by a community choir performance. This year's festival is dedicated to Scott Wilson's memory. "A Year of the Quiet Sun" (1984), is on April 12. Other films: "Bound," "Rachel Getting Married," "Coeur Fidele" ("The Faithful Heart"), April 11; "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Cane River," "Cold War," April 12; "Sideways," Won't You Be My Neighbor?", "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" and "Almost Famous," April 13." Festival guests appear onstage for Q&As after their respective films.

When: April 10-13.

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

Cost:Festival passes, $150; additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online and phone sales only). Tickets for individual movies will be available April 1.

More info: ebertfest.com or call 217-356-9063.

Next week

GATEWAYS TO WORLD MUSIC SERIES

What: Film screening, "Jogo de Corpo: Capoeira and Ancestry," (2013) explores the transatlantic roots of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira, an art form that is at once musical and performance practice, combat game, and form of resistance. An introduction and post-screening discussion by Mestre Cobra Mansa, a master practitioner of Capoeira Angola and co-director of the film.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 18.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-333-2360 or cwm.illinois.edu.

MUSIC

This weekend

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS

What: The performance, hosted by the Danville Area Community College Music Program and arranged by ISU Jazz Ensemble Coordinator Todd Gallagher who also teaches Music Appreciation on a part-time basis at DACC, features classics such as George Gershwin's Summertime along with current pieces like La Rosa Brillante by Jared LaFond.

When: 7 p.m. April 11.

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

Cost:Free.

Cost:Call 217-443-8768.

THE YOUNG AND THE FRETLESS

What: Traditional Appalachian Mountain fiddle-banjo tunes and ballads in beautiful harmony.

When: Noon to 2 p.m. April 13.

Where:Strawberry Fields Café, 306 W. Springfield Ave., U.

Cost:Free.

More info:worldharvestfoods.com/strawberry-fields or call 217-328-1655.

VINO & VIBES

What: Music by The Chickadee Sermon (folk and bluegrass).

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

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

Cost: Free music.

Cost: Call 217-733-0330 or sleepycreekvineyards.com

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE SPRING MUSIC NIGHT

What: Evening of pizza, dessert and guitar sing-along featuring guitarists, Jean René Balekita and Augusto Espiritu, presented by the International Hospitality Committee and UIUC International Student and Scholar Services.

When:Food served at 6 p.m. and music, 7 to 8 p.m. April 13.

Where:First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, Fellowship Hall, 602 W. Green St.

Cost:Free admission and free parking in the parking across Orchard Street to the East. Bring a dessert to share.

More info: Call 217-390-8690 or 217-352-6902.

WILSON POFFENBERGER, SAXOPHONE

What: Poffenberger's Krannert Center Debut Artist recital will serve as the finale to the 50th-Anniversary Come Home Weekend. Pianist Casey Dierlam will accompany him.

When: 3 p.m. April 14.

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.

Next week

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

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

Cost: Free.

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

SAMI JUNNONEN, GUEST ARTIST, MASTERCLASS AND RECITAL

What: International flute soloist from Helsinki, Finland, presents a recital with pianist Tatiana Shustova. In addition, Junnonen will conduct a flute masterclass, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

When: masterclass, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ; and recital, 7:30 p.m. April 18.

Where: Smith Hall, Smith Memorial Room, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U.

Cost:Free.

More info:music.illinois.edu/event/guest-artist-recital-sami-junnonen-flute-tatiana-shustova-piano or email shustovapiano@gmail.com.

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Evans-Hartley Experience, with Ethan Evans, trombone, and Chris Hartley, electric 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. April 18.

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.

GATEWAYS TO WORLD MUSIC SERIES

What: "Musical Bows: The Afro-Brazilian Berimbau in Capoeira & Contemporary Composition," a lecture-performance focusing on berimbau practices in both traditional and contemporary musical settings. Special guests, Mestre Cobra Mansa, Gregory Beyer, and Jason Finkelman, the event will explore the Afro-Brazilian roots of the instrument, a type of musical bow, and its use in the musical/martial arts practice of Capoeira Angola, as well as in contemporary composition.

When: 4 to 5 p.m. April 18.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-333-2360 or cwm.illinois.edu

JEFF TWEEDY

What:With special guest, Jim Elkington. Tweedy has released, "Warm," a solo album of all new material via dBpm Records and is currently on a solo tour of North America.

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

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

Cost: Tickets$39.50-$59.50, additional $4 processing fee (online only).

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

WIND ORCHESTRA AND SYMPHONIC BAND

What: School of Music. The musicians in the orchestra excel at a wide range of musical styles undertaking works for large or small groups, traditional pieces, and new compositions. The symphonic band performd music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions, and modern pieces.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18.

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.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

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

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

More info: Call 217-377-0550 or 217-778-0990.

'DREAMS AND DANCES FROM THE STEPPES'

What: Sinfonia da Camera with Igor Kalnin, violin, and Rochelle Sennet, piano.

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

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.

VINO & VIBES

What: Music by Angela Meyer, songwriter and storyteller with sweet voiced honesty.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. April 20.

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

Cost: Free music.

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

DANCING

This weekend

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. Thursdays, April 11-25.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: illiniswing.org or email events@illiniswing.org..

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

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

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, Backsliders on the second, Battle Creek on the third and the Fabulous Hoedads on the fourth 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. 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. April 14.

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 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, April 16-Oct. 29.

Where: Room 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.

LATIN DANCE NIGHT WITH DE BAILE LATINO

What: Dance the night away. Co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina. Celebrate the spring semester with rhythms from Latin America and the Caribbean — reggaeton, bachata, cumbia, salsa, merengue, and more.

When: 9:30 p.m. April 19.

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

Cost: Free. Free garage parking. Cash bar available.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Euphor. Jim Hemphill , 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. April 19.

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

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

More info: Call 217-359-8225 or urbana-contra.org.

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: West Coast Swing Night Club. Featuring a mix of music from West Coast Swing, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Bachata, Hustle and more from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tango dance, featuring a live tango orchestra, 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

When: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 20.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

SHORT STORY CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY

What: Come listen to a dramatic reading of the top three, community submitted short stories and find out who will receive our grand prize for best short story in 2019.

When: 7 to 8 p.m. April 11.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-403-2070.

KIDS EASTER TEA AND PUPPET SHOW

What: Ginger Lozar's Puppet Show presents "Wolf Tails." Event includes a traditional afternoon tea, sandwiches and desserts. Hosted By Sylvia's Irish Inn & Walnut Street Tea Company.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. April 13.

Where: Sylvia's Irish Inn, 312 W. Green St., u.

Cost: Kids, $15; Adults, $30

More info: walnutstreettea.com or call 217-384-4800.

INSYNC: CU'S PREMIER LIP-SYNCING CONTEST

What:To benefit Pediatric Therapy Services at Carle. Tickets include beer, wine, and food. Register your lip-syncing act now: Text INSYNC to 71777.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. April 13. Doors open, 7 p.m.; contest. 8 p.m.

Where: The City Center at Fat City, 505 S. Chestnut St., C.

Cost: Tickets, $75.

More info:Call 217-383-3021 or carle.org/give/insync.

Next week

CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

What:Poet Michael J. La Due will talk about the art of poetry and read from his work at this National Poetry Month celebration. For adults.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 15.

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

Cost: Free.

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

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

What: Five Champaign-Urbana poets will read from their work. The Quintessential Poets — John Palen, Elaine Palencia, Frank Modica, Emily Kerlin, and Karen Steiner. Sponsored by the library as part of National Poetry Month. There will be refreshments.

When:7 p.m. April 15.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4069.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With a special Push4Art event, where we will feature a variety of arts and student artists, all at the touch of a button. Press the button, a rehearsed, short performance will start. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. April 18.

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

Cost: Free.

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

SPEAK CAFE

What: SPEAK (Song, Poetry, Expression, Art, and Knowledge) Café is creative space to share your craft, express thoughts, recite poetry, rap, or even show artwork. It is an open showcase for your stories and your experiences. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 18.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email kam@illinois.edu or call 333-1860.

STUDIODANCE II

What: Dance at Illinois students present their dance-making investigations curated by a panel of faculty and students.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$17.

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

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

What: Third Friday 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. April 19.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

THEATER

This weekend

'FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF'

What: This first work of Ntozake Shange centers around seven women of color and tells their story through a unique blend poetry, drama, music, and dance.

When:7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 2 p.m. April 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$13.

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

'GODSPELL'

What:The Beef House Dinner Theatre production of the musical by Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer of "Wicked."

When: Evening shows April 12 and 13, doors open at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. EDT); matinees April 13 and 14, doors open at 11:30 p.m., show at 1 p.m. CDT (12:30 p.m., show at 2 p.m. EDT). Matinee shows on Dec. 15 and 20 are sold out but more tickets may open up. Call to be added to a wait list.

Where: The Beef House, 16501 N. State Road 63, Covington, Ind.

Cost: Tickets $48.

More info:Call 765-793-4770 or beefhouserolls.com.

'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 NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN'

What: Parkland Theatre presents the Mel Brooks musical. Talkback on April 4 following the show with director, Chelsea Collier. Zych, the cast and crew.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, 3 p.m. April 14, 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20, 3 p.m. April 21.

Where:Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $10-$16.

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

'STEEL MAGNOLIAS'

What: A hilarious and heartwarming story about life, love and loss presented by Charleston Community Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 2 p.m. April 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

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

'WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION'

What: Red Mask Players. Suspenseful thrillerwritten by Agatha Christi.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 13, 2 p.m. April 14.

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.

Next week

'STUPID BIRD'

What: The Celebration Company. In this edgy, funny, and compassionate reboot of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," Aaron Posner has created a hilarious and moving meditation on love, art, life, and the world we live in.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18-21, 24-27, 3 p.m. April 28, 7:30 p.m. May 1-4.

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.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

FROG CALL SURVEY: FIELD TRAINING

What: This optional training session is intended for those who attended the first Frog Call Survey training session in February, and are looking to get some field experience. Get an idea of what to listen for during frog call monitoring. Begin with a brief indoor review, and then head outside to practice frog call monitoring skills. Register by April 20 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 11.

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

Cost: Free.

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

NATURE PLAY KIDS

What: For ages 3-6 with adult. Creative play time with guidance and additional supplies from a nature play facilitator. Weekly themes depend on current events in nature; announced the week before each program. Outdoors except in cases of severe weather. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged to have enough supplies; call to register.

When:10 to 11 a.m. April 12.

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

Cost:$4 per child; kids under 6 months, free.

More info:Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.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: 1 p.m. April 13.

Where: Rantoul Aviation Center, Rantoul. Launching in the field south of the airport.

Cost: Free.

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

PROTECTING THE NIGHT: A DARK SKY CELEBRATION

What: The International Dark Sky Association is a worldwide organization that works to protect our dark skies. They draw attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promote simple solutions available to mitigate it. Learn about the night sky and lighting pollution, participate in hands-on activities, create and take home special crafts, speak with astronomy experts, and peer through a few telescopes. No registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 13.

Where: Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield.

Cost: Free.

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

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Join members of the Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society for the monthly observatory open house. Look at astronomical objects through their many telescopes. Use the newly refurbished primary dome instrument, a 16 primary diameter mirror Cassegrain telescope. Watches are held monthly on Saturday evening after the first-quarter moon. This event is canceled in the event of bad weather, including cloudy skies. Call if the weather is iffy.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. April 13.

Where:CUAS Observatory, County Road 700 E, C. Take I57 south to Exit 229 which is Monticello Road. Turn Right onto Monticello Road and go 1.5 miles West. Turn Left onto County Road 700 E and proceed 1 / 2 mile South to the Observatory.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2567 if the weather is iffy.

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, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday).

When:7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, April 14 through May 26.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org.

Next week

EARLY WILDFLOWER HIKE

What: Hike the south side Sangamon River bluffs and see the great displays of bloodroot, snow trillium and hepatica. Hike is limited to 25 people.

When: 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 16.

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

Cost: $5.

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

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's outdoor group runs timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 5-10 minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April through October. Held during daylight savings hours only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. Winter run usually first Tuesday in November.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

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

NATURE AT NIGHT: FOREST FORBS

What: Take a hike on Flicker Woods Trail to find out what plants are just starting to bloom, what to look for soon, and learn some useful identification techniques. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we will also tidy up the trail and surrounding area during our hike. Ages 5 and up. Register by April 18 at ccfpd.org.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 19.

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

Cost: $3.

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

FULL MOON GUIDED HIKE

What: Explore the woods of Kennekuk at night. Listen for nocturnal animals, search for glow worms, and more.

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

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

Cost: $5.

More info: Call 217-442-1691 or vccd.org.

ALLERTON PARK THIRD SATURDAY GARDEN TOURS

What: Each tour takes you through several of the formal gardens at Allerton and around the exterior of the Mansion. Learn about the history of the estate and the man who created i. In the case of lightening/thunder, the tour will be cancelled, and your ticket can be transferred to another tour date upon request.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday, April 20 through Oct. 19.

Where: meet on the Allerton Green House Cafe patio, Monticello.

Cost: General admission, $5; ages 12 and younger, free.

More info: Call 217-333-3287 or https://allerton.illinois.edu/events/third-saturday-garden-tours/.

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What:Public opening reception, "School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition."

When: 5. to 7 p.m. April 13.

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: American Indian Dance and Singing Exhibition by Bizhiki Culture & Dance Company.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 12.

What:Spurlock Sundays: Fancy Fabrics. Drop-in activities led by our museum staff and volunteers. Activities include mini-tours, scavenger hunts, and touchable artifacts. Special guests from the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild will hold a spinning demonstration.

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

Where: 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free, suggested donation, $3.

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

OTHER MUSEUMS

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER AND MUSEUM

What: "Annual Edgar County Student Art Show."

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

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

Cost: Free admission.

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

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: "When We Went to War," "Champaign County Uncrated," "A Second Home, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois" and "The Art of Louise Woodroofe." The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed 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: "Ann Bradford Strokes African American Civil War Nurse." In a fascinating reenactment, Marlene Rivero will breathe life back into Ann Stokes and her story, captivating audiences and informing new learners. Produced in partnership with Illinois Humanities.

When: 1 p.m. April 27.

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.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What: Works by Watseka Glenn Raymond Middle School and Watseka Community High School Art Students in the Art Gallery.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays. Through April.

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: Our museum is 50 years old and we are celebrating with an exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose."

When: 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Held over for another year.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: The 19th annual Brain Awareness Day, an interactive science outreach event geared towards K-12. Hosted by the University of Illinois Neuroscience Program.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. April 13.

What: Night at the Museum, monthly evening drop-off program for kids ages 4- to 12-years-old. Kids have fun in the museum after hours playing on their favorite exhibits. A pizza dinner is provided. Registration required.

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Free for Brain Awareness Day; $25 for non-members, $20 for members for Night at the Museum.

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

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"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: Exhibit, "Down on the Farm," highlights the agricultural history of Vermilion County and honors the 100th Anniversary of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday, 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, April 12-May 31 (except May 24).

Main feature:"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 12-May 31.

Children's features:"Flight Adventures," 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 13-27.

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

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

EXHIBITS

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Eggtastic. Create homemade dyes that will make your holiday eggs look like bird eggs. Dress for mess and bring your own hard-boiled eggs and containers. Afterwards, take a natural dye booklet to continue the fun at home Age 8 and up; under 15 with registered adult.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. April 13.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: $6 C-U resident ($9 non-resident) if registered by March 30.

More info:Call 217-367-1544.

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.

BOOTH LIBRARY

What: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a new exhibit, "On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond."

When: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. Through May 31.

Where: Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.eiu.edu/exhibits/space or call 217-581-6072.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Josh Doniek, Centennial High School; Lucy Christianson, Franklin Middle School; and Amy Lozar, South Side Elementary School.

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 mid-May.

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.

40 POINT ONE

What: "PAPER TRAIL | page 2," a juried show, featuring work from 30 local artists.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through April 15.

Where:40 North's art space, 1300 S. Neil St., C (inside Consolidated Communications).

Cost: Free.

More info:Email kwhite@40north.org.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit opening for "More Than Migration: Monarch Butterflies. Bring Us Together."

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. 3.

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.

KENNEKUK COUNTY PARK EDUCATION CENTER

What: A collection of art by Julie Colbyon, a member of Danville Art League. Over 20 realistic and whimsical pieces on display.

When: Winter and spring hours are limited, call to make arrangements. Through April 30.

Where: 2296 Henning Road, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: vccd.org, call 217-442-1691 or email ldarling@vccd.org or thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "Queering UP The Arts," curated by the UP Center to showcase local and regional queer artists, as the Y's Boneyard Arts Festival offering. Also on view in the gallery April 15-27, "The Legacy Wall," a traveling interactive LGBT history exhibit will showcase the contributions historically significant LGBTQ individuals have made in a wide array of fields.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through May 12.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Opening reception for "Parkland College Art & Design Student Juried Exhibition." Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 11. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays, Sundays. Through May 4.

Where: Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: "Champaign County Town and Country Amateur Art Show 2019." Work from both youth and adult divisions are displayed.

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 April 13.

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 installation, "Come Wind, Come Weather," Brainard and eGallery. Sue de Beer presents two of her films in concert: The Blue Lenses (2015) and The White Wolf (2018). As the spring's signature exhibition, several programs will explore the themes presented in Come Wind, Come Weather.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through May 19.

Where: Brainard & eGallery, 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.

UI LIBRARY

What: Spring exhibition, "Making Mr. Darcy: Cultural Context for the Regency Gentleman." Curated by Lynne M. Thomas, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Rare Book and Manuscript Professor.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through May 24.

Where:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 346 Library of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

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

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Remembering Louie," ceramics and paintings by Louis Ballard.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through May 4.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

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

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features 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, April 13-27.

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: New location but many of your Danville Farmer's Market vendors from the Fischer and the Crossroads Church Summer Market. Variety of vendors with an assortment of items.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin St., Danville.

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

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZA

What: Average 50 to 60 'Cream of the Crop' vendors in handcrafted items, direct sales and baked goods at each event.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 (third Saturday of every month).

Where: Merchant Building at Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 220 Jurgens Parkway, Arthur.More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.

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