Arts and Entertainment
URBANA — TromBari, the jazz group featuring Jim Pugh on trombone and Glenn Wilson on baritone sax, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St.
The other players will be Chip Stephens, piano; Larry Gray, bass; and Joel Spencer, drums. All the players are University of Illinois School of Music faculty with extensive professional experience.
CHAMPAIGN — The Blind Pig Brewery, 120 N. Walnut St., is having an live music benefit for the TIMES Center at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
There is no admissions charge; all profits from food and beverage sales will go to the TIMES Center, a transitional living program serving homeless men in Champaign County. Last year's event raised more than $4,000.
Each week, The News-Gazette will offer a selection of events provided by area libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass branch, 504 E. Grove St.
DANVILLE — The Red Mask Players theater company will have auditions for the spring children's production, "The Ghost of Canterville Hall," at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St.
Auditions are open to children in grades 3-8. Scripts are available for in-house reading at the Danville, Oakwood and Westville public libraries.
GIBSON CITY — Side by Side Productions will present Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" this upcoming weekend at Father Kirk Memorial Hall, 534 N. Wood St.
The dessert performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12. To reserve, call 260-782-4378.
URBANA — Pianist Ksenia Nosikova, a professor of piano at the University of Iowa, will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave.
Ed Rath, a former University of Illinois School of Music professor and administrator, said Nosikkova is a gifted pianist and will offer "unusual programming content."
CHAMPAIGN — The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County has two fundraisers coming up: one Saturday and the other next Sunday.
The first is Music For A Cure from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Rose Bowl Tavern, 106 N. Race St., U. Local musicians John Coppess, John McMahon, Anne Clements and Margaret O'Brien will perform.
CHAMPAIGN — The Krannert Art Museum Council will host its 21st annual "Petals & Paintings" benefit from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive.
ARTHUR — The Old Timers Country Reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gunny Sack Event Center, 1061 Yoder Center.
The reunion brings together young and old country music pickers from central Illinois and from throughout the United States.
URBANA — Sinfonia da Camera, the professional chamber orchestra of the University of Illinois, will end its season Tuesday with a concert titled "Rush Hour Romance."