Entertainment listings, April 18-25, 2019

Entertainment listings, April 18-25, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

DAAC AG DAY AND PLANT SALE

What: Presented by Danville Area Community College Ag Club, area agricultural organizations, businesses and individuals. A variety of events for children and adults, including farmers. A pork barbecue sandwich luncheon will be served in the Mary Miller Gym. The Ornamental Horticulture/Sustainability program's annual Plant Sale will be at the Julius W. Hegeler II Ornamental Horticulture building.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18. Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Plant sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mary Miller Complex on the DACC campus, Danville.

Cost: Free admission. Luncheon, 50 cents.

More info: Call 217-443-8768.

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.

Next week

9/11 WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL QUILT PROJECT

What: The WTC Memorial Quilt Project consists of 300 quilt panels with the names of all the victims from 9/11 written throughout the panels. Quilt blocks were donated from 30 different countries. This is the first stop on a six-week tour.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 22-24.

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.

More info: Call 269-683-4497, 269-405-3063, email bevsballoons@sbcglobal.net or facebook.com/911-WTC-Memorial-Quilt-Project-928883097152709/?ref=bookmarks.

30TH ANNUAL ARTHUR AMISH COUNTRY QUILT SHOW

What: Annual display of some of the finest handiwork in Illinois Amish Country. The show is a competitive event with more than 100 quilts on display. Also quilts, patterns and supplies on display and available in downtown shops. Quilt auction on April 27.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 and 26, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27.

Where: Otto Center, just south of downtown Arthur.

Cost: Quilt show admission, $5.

More info:Call 217-543-2287 or arthurfestivals.com.

EIU COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES' CELEBRATION: A FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

What: A multi-cultural event featuring a wide array of fine arts activities including live music, food, children's activities, a fine arts fair and more. Rain or shine. Doudna's indoor stages, including Charleston High School's production of The Music Man. at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening plus 1 p.m. Saturday.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28.

Where: South 7th Street between the Duodena Fine Arts Center and the Tarble Arts Centerer, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston.

Cost: Festival admission and parking are free.

More info:eiu.edu/festival/, call 217-581-8513 or email decrews@eiu.edu.

FILMS

This weekend

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

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.

UI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB

What: Annual Spring Concert, "Dreams of night and hope for a new day." Special guest artist, Steven Hackman, conductor / composer, and VMGC alum, in a presentation of his Dream Cycle, commissioned for the Men's Glee Club. Also, the Other Guys Octet, the nucleus of VMGC, recently celebrating their 50th year as a campus tradition. Accompanist, Simon Tiffin.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $5 at the door.

More info: Email barringtonl.coleman@gmail.com.

Next week

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. April 22 (fourth Monday of every month).

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

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

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.

JUPITER STRING QUARTET

What: Marquee Classical. Classical chamber music ensemble and quartet in residence at the University of Illinois. Features the Illinois Premiere of Kati Agócs' "Imprimatur" (2018). Imprimatur was co-commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Harvard Musical Association, and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Jupiter String Quartet.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 23.

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

Cost: Tickets $20-$25.

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

UI STEEL BAND WITH WORLD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

What: School of Music. This group performs calypso, soca, jazz, and global styles.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 23.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

UI JAZZ COMBO CONCERT I

What: School of Music. World-renowned faculty musicians lead them through classic charts by influential writers such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie plus current compositions.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 23.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

UI PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND ILLINI STRINGS

What: School of Music. The orchestra plays works ranging from new experimental pieces to classics of the literature. The musicians in Illini Strings perform music from the classics to music written in the 21st century and are comprised of non-music majors from all across the Illinois campus.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 24.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

UI JAZZ TROMBONE ENSEMBLES I AND II

What: School of Music. The composer and prolific recording artist Jim Pugh leads the UI Jazz Trombone Ensembles on works arranged or written by group members.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 24.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Whiskey Shadows (high energy stomp shuffles and rootsy rock sound). Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. April 25.

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.

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music byCharlie & The Possibly Wilds, (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. April 26.

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.

JEFF & SHERI EASTER CONCERT

What: The Easters set the standard for excellence in southern and country/bluegrass gospel music. Grammy nominated and winners of multiple awards.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 26.

Where: Penn Station, 122 E. Progress St., Arthur.

Cost: Tickets at door $10, children 12 and under free.

More info:Call 217-962-0015 or email pennstationarthur@gmail.com.

UI CONCERT JAZZ BAND

What: School of Music. The classic jazz ensemble, UI Concert Jazz Band, is led by Chip McNeill—a performer with Arturo Sandoval, Nat Adderley, Maynard Ferguson, and the Woody Herman Orchestra.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

ILLINI MODERN ENSEMBLE

What: School of Music. The Illinois Modern Ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music. Concerts feature compositions by prominent artists as well as new works by students and faculty members.

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

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.

UIUC BALINESE GAMELAN

What: Spring concert of traditional and contemporary works performed by the UIUC Student Ensemble and Community Gamelan, including several newly composed works, with Balinese dance. Performers will be joined by featured guest artist, I Nyoman Catra, one Bali's foremost masters of traditional Balinese topeng (masked) dance/theater.

When:2 p.m. April 27.

Where:Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U.

Cost:Free.

Cost:cwm.illinois.edu.

UI JAZZ BAND III

What: School of Music. This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the Big Band era.

When: 3 p.m. April 27.

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

Cost: krannertcenter.com or call 217-333-6280.

VINO & VIBES

What: Music by The Merry Travelers (psychedelic folk rock, a fusion of soul, blues, and classic rock, with a folk singer-songwriter front woman).

When: 4 to 6 p.m. April 27.

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

Cost: Free music.

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

THE CLASSIC ROCK EXPERIENCE

What: The Classic Rock Experience in concert. 70's Arena Rock Show. A magical musical journey to the 70's. Featuring music of Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Boston, Deep Purple, Journey, Grand Funk, and more.

When: 7 p.m. April 27. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $25/person plus handling fee

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

DAVID WOOLRIDGE MUSIC CD RELEASE PARTY

What: Dinner and live performance by David Woolridge Music. Performing the newly released music with David Woolridge and Tim Gustafson. CD release party with a champagne toast and special giveaways.

When:7 p.m. April 27.

Where:Veterans of Foreign Wars, 9 S Main St. #11, Villa Grove.

Cost:Tickets $15 available online and from Terry Miller Brown and David Woolridge.

More info:https://cubandsfan4.wixsite.com/cubandsandfans/events/david-woolridge-music-cd-release-party or call 217-832-3051.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "The Planets and Beyond." CUSO is joined by the University of Illinois Women's Glee Club.

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

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.

UI JAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ VOCAL COMBOS

What: School of Music. This group from the University of Illinois specializes in tunes from the Big Band era.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $4-$10.

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

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 18-25.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 23-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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Happy Hour Novice Dances for beginners (levels 1-3) at 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. April 26.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY SPRING FLING

What:Swing into Spring with The Illini Swing Society and join us at our end of semester blow out. Free beginner drop-in lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and then free social dancing from 8 to 11 p.m.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. April 27.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

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.

C-U COMEDY CLUB'S EASTER BLAST

What: See five great performers from the Midwest, featuring Peter Daniel (Chicago), Larry Smith (Springfield), Trey Eilers (Springfield/Virginia), Scotty Harris (Springfield/Virginia), and Andrew Tiede (Champaign).

When: 8:30 to 10 p.m. April 19.

Where: C-U Comedy Club (inside of Soma Ultralounge), 320 N. Neil St., C.

More info: Call 217-356-4784, cucomedy.com/april-19 or email jesse@cucomedy.com.

Next week

WWE LEGEND JAKE "THE SNAKE" ROBERTS

What: WWE Hall of Famer brings his "Dirty Details Tour" to Champaign for a great night of wrestling story-telling. A one hour, one man show with all the stories, details, and entertainment from his time in the wrestling business. R Rated show, must be 19+ to enter.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 22. Doors at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: All tickets are $25 and general admission.

More info jesse@cucomedy.com or cucomedy.com.

A NIGHT OF POETRY

What: Poets from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign student organizations including The Creative Writing Club, Flor Poetry, and The Collective Magazine will read their work selected around the evening's theme of "culture." Also, fun poetry writing activities and the Museum's galleries will be open o explore and seek inspiration for your next poem. After the readings, there will be an open-mic poetry reading segment, so come early to sign up for a spot. Light refreshments will be served.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 24.

Where: The Spurlock Museum, 00 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Museum admission is free, suggested donation, $3..

More info: Call 217-333-2360.

THEATER

This weekend

'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. 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.

'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. Adult content and language. No one under 16 admitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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.

Next week

'ADAMS AND JEFFERSON'

What: Homer Opera House theater presents the play about Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and their tumultuous relationship.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27, 2:30 p.m. April 28, 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4, 2:30 p.m. May 5.

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

Cost: Tickets $8-$12.

More info: homeroperahouse.com or call 217-493-6175.

'BROADWAY ON PROSPECT'

What: Judah Christian High School will present their Spring Musical, a fast-paced musical review featuring some of the most popular songs ever written.

When: 7 p.m. April 26-28.

Where: Judah Christian High School, 908 N. Prospect Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $5-$8.

More info: Call 217-359-1701.

'CRAZY FOR YOU'

What: Lyric Theatre at Illinois. Music by and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.

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

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.

'NEXT TO NORMAL'

What: Danville Light Opera Musical Theatre and Full-Fill Industries presents this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. Recommended for mature audiences.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27; and 2 p.m. April 28.

Where:Village Mall, south wing, Danville. Down the hall from the AMC Theatres entrance.

Cost:Tickets $7-$20.

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

'ON THE EXHALE'

What: Twin City Theatre Company. Play by Martin Zimmerman.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27, 2 p.m. April 28, 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 , 2 p.m. May 5.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$15.

More info: twincitytheatreco.com or call 217-353-5282.

'PIZZA MAN'

What: The DACC Players theater group at Danville Area Community College presents this comedic farce that turns the tables on gender role. Contains mild adult themes and a small about of coarse language. Not appropriate for small children.

When: 7 p.m. April 27 and 2 p.m. April 28.

Where:Bremer Center Theater, DACC, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

Cost:Student tickets, $5; adult, $10.

More info: daccplayers.com or email daccplayers@yahoo.com.

'PLAZA SUITE'

What: The Monticello Theatre Association. Comedy written by Neil Simon.

Where: 7:30 p.m. April 27, 2:30 p.m. April 28, 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4, and 2:30 p.m. May 5.

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

Cost:Tickets $15, adults; $10, high school and younger.

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

'THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE!'

What: Central High School Theater Departments's spring production centers around a fictional middle-school spelling bee and the quirky kids participating.

When: 7 p.m. April 24-27 and 2:30 p.m. April 28.

Where: Decker Theater, Central High School, 610 W. University Ave., C.

More info: Email wilsonla@u4sd.org

'THE MUSIC MAN — KIDS

What:Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre (2nd-4th Grades).

When: 7 p.m. April 25 and 26, 2 p.m. April 27.

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

Cost: Tickets$10-$12.

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

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

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 allerton.illinois.edu/events/third-saturday-garden-tours/.

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 21 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

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.

CHRISTIE CLINIC ILLINOIS MARATHON

What: Marathon takes runners across all three of our districts — and across town. Experience a beautifully scenic tour of our revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods and awesome, paved park trails.

When: 7 a.m. April 26.

Where: First Street and St. Mary's Road — across town.

Cost: Fees range from $15 for the youth run to $460/team for Marathon Rely I-Challenge.

More info: illinoismarathon.com/register/registration/

HISTORY ALONG THE RAIL TRAIL

What: Want to learn about the rich cultural history that surrounds the Kickapoo Rail Trail area? Join us for a 6.7 mile bicycle tour of the trail as we stop along the way to discuss local history. Dress for the weather; bring your bike. Participants should make arrangements for return to Urbana. Register by April 26at apm.activecommunities.com/ccfpd/Activity_Search/history-along-the-rail-trail/57.

When: 10 a.m. to noon April 27.

Where: Kickapoo Rail Trail, begins at access point near northern end of Urbana Walmart's parking lot, Urbana. Ends near The Wheelhouse, St. Joseph.

Cost:$3.

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

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Spring exhibitions, "From Hand to Hand: Painting and the Animation of History in Northern India," "Emphatic: American Painting from the Collection" and "Renaissance to Modern Remix: Highlights from the European & American Art Collection" and "School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition," all through May 12.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays when University classes are in session; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays.

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free admission; suggested donation, $3.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

What: Exhibit, "Chess: Gymnasium of the Mind," in the Museum's Central Core Gallery. Part of the second annual Spring Symposium by Playful by Design, an interdisciplinary game studies consortium at the University of Illinois.

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. Through July 7.

What:Spurlock Sundays: Fancy Fabrics. Drop-in activities led by our museum staff and volunteers. Activities include mini-tours, scavenger hunts, and touchable artifacts.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 21.

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.

C.H. MOORE HOMESTEAD AND DeWITT COUNTY MUSEUM

What: Fully restored building and grounds depicting the elegant victorian era.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays and holidays. Open April through December

Cost: Admission, $5 for adults; ages 12-18, $2; ages 11 and younger and museum association members are free.

Where: 219 E. Woodlawn St., Clinton.

More info: chmoorehomestead.org or call 217-935-6066.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

What: "Ann Bradford Strokes African American Civil War Nurse." In a fascinating re-enactment, 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: The museum is 50 years old and is being celebrated with exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose."

When: 1 to 5 p.m. daily.

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: "Animal Expo" will feature live animals, animal-themed activities and displays, and representatives from organizations that work with animals everyday. From tarantulas and cockroaches to parrots, reptiles, cats and dogs, there will be plenty of live animals to see, pet, and learn about.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. April 27.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: $5 general admission and free for museum members.

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 19-May 31 (except May 24).

Main feature:"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 19-May 31. (except May 25).

Children's features:"Flight Adventures," 7 p.m. Saturdays, April 20-27.

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: 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.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

More info:Call 217-384-4062.

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: Opening reception for "Those Who Teach, CAN," showcasing personal artworks by Champaign Unit 4 Art Teachers n this annual exhibition.

When:5 to 7 p.m. April 18. Open, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Where:40 North's art space, 1300 S. Neil St., C (inside Consolidated Communications and across the street from Meatheads).

Cost: Free.

More info:Email kwhite@40north.org or call 217-351-9841.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit, "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.

LINCOLN BUILDING

What: "Achoes | A Collaboration," featuring reflections by 13 artists working together across 7,000 miles. Artists chose one of Melissa Mitchell's photos to "echo" by painting their own version or responding to it in other mediums. Other artists: Beth Chasco, Deybra Fair, Alison Fox, Jan Kappes, Barry Land, Pamela Neswald, Cindy Sampson, Lynn Smith, Sara Spanjers, Rachel Suntop, Jan Vallance, Jan VonBokel and Jan Yamamoto.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 and 27.

Where: 518 Lincoln Building, 44 E. Main St., C.

More info: Call 808-280-9190, facebook.com/events/416191428922463/ or email ACMEelfworks@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: "Parkland College Art & Design Student Juried Exhibition." Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

When: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.

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 20-27.

Where: Inside Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana.

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

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

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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