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Celebration: A Festival of the Arts. April 19, 20 and 21, South Seventh Street between the Doudna Fine Arts Center and Buzzard Building, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Starts at 11:30 a.m. April 19 when the first band takes the stage and the food booths open. The last performance begins at 4 p.m. April 21. Variety of arts experiences for all ages. Musical performances, dance programs, an international fair, a children's art tent, and a fine arts fair on Saturday and Sunday. The art show features potters, jewelers, photographers, painters and sculptors. Also, a Hindu celebration of Holi, "Festival of Colors," 2 to 4 p.m. April 19, Library Quad. 581-2113, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20, Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. Local gifts, baked goods and crafts. Third Saturday of each month, January through April. Hosted by Urbana Business Association. Free.
Clements Comedy Cafe. 7:30 p.m. April 27, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Comedy by Tony Clements and music by the Tons 'O' Fun Band. Those purchasing Diamond Circle tickets are invited to attend a pre-show reception at Boltini Lounge in downtown Champaign. Portion of its proceeds to the Champaign Parks Foundation. Tickets $15 and $20 (Diamond Circle). http://www.thevirginia.org.
Third annual 18th Street Block Party. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4, Charleston. Local businesses celebrate spring with a special day for shoppers and families. Shopping specials, food vendors and live music. Acoustic music by The Black and Blue Band, featuring Jackie Lawson and Tad Freezland, noon to 2:30 p.m. at Home Again Consignment Shop, 830 18th St.
World War II Remembrance Days. May 4 and 5, Kennekuk County Park, Bunker Hill Historic Area, Danville. http://www.vccd.org.
Lake Land College Automotive Club's 16th annual Car Show. May 4, Lake Land College campus, Mattoon. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing and music. Food and drinks offered. Registration, 9 a.m. until noon; $15 day of show or $10 by April 19 by visiting website. Stereo competition, 9 a.m. to noon; $20 initial entry fee with a $5 re-entry fee. Trophies awarded; winners announced, 3 p.m. Free admission. 234-5306, http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/as/tec/Automotive/documents/prereg_form.pdf.
AsiaFest. 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 4, Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U. Asian American Cultural Center and Japan House cap off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this Asian celebration showcasing the rich diversity within Asian cultures. Traditional and modern performances include Bal Vihar, a children's singing group, the Philippine Student Association, RAAS team, Illini Awaazz A Capella and a Taiko performance. Interactive kimono demonstration. Cooking demonstrations, interactive cultural educational booths. Free. http://go.illinois.edu/aapi.
Spring Anglo-Viking Gathering. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12, Forest Glen Pioneer Cabin area, near Westville. Free.
Heyworth HeyDays. May 15-19, downtown Heyworth. Fun for the entire family. Carnival, food and entertainment all weekend. Entertainment includes: Joe Zaklan at 5:30 p.m., Jury's Out at 8 p.m. May 17; Ariel Petrie at 12:15 p.m., Quick Draw and Whiskers at 2:30 p.m., The New Rural Route 3 at 5 p.m., Tailgate at 8 p.m. May 18. 309-473-2811, http://www.heyworth-il.gov/heydays, http://www.enjoyillinois.com.
21st annual Building Fair. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C. The free and award-winning event gives children an entertaining and educational introduction to the building trades and coincides with Historic Preservation Week. Participate in a rich heritage in the arts, building trades and community history, and get hands-on understanding of the built environment. 352-5895, email@example.com, http://www.orpheumkids.com.
15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival. Continues April 18-21, Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. "Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh" with short "To Music," at 1 p.m., "In the Family" at 4 p.m., "Bernie" at 9 p.m. April 18. "Oslo, August 31st" at 1 p.m., "The Ballad of Narayama" at 4 p.m., "Julia" at 8:30 p.m. April 19. "Blancanieves" at 11 a.m., "Kumare" at 2 p.m., "Escape from Tomorrow" at 5 p.m., "The Spectacular Now" at 9 p.m. April 20. "Not Yet Begun to Fight," noon April 21. Festival pass $145 plus processing fees. Individual tickets $14, students/seniors $12.398-2550, http://www.thevirginia.org.
Middle East Film Festival 2013. "For My Father" (Israel), 96 minutes, 7 p.m. April 20, Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright St., U. Tarek, a young Palestinian man blackmailed into a suicide mission in Tel Aviv, is given a second chance at life when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the UI. Free. 244-7331, http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
James Bond Film Festival. April 26, 27 and 28, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Features both films and discussion of Ian Fleming's iconic British secret service agent. John Cork, a noted Bond film historian, will lead the discussions. A schedule of titles, times and activities at http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu. 244-3355.
Illini Independent Film Festival. 1 to 6 p.m. April 27, the Armory, Room 101, 505 E. Armory Drive, C. A student-run festival designed to showcase student/faculty film talent. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://iifilmfestival.wix.com/illiniiff, http://www.facebook.com/IIFFUIUC.
Middle East Film Festival 2013. Double feature, 7 p.m. April 27, Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright St., U. "Jerry and Me" (Iran and the U.S.), 2012, 38 minutes. "The Circle" (Iran), 2000, 87 minutes. Hosted by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the UI. Free. 244-7331, http://www.csames.illinois.edu.
'Civility from a 6th-Grade Perspective: A Red Carpet Event.' 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 1, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Students from Edison Middle School will premiere the videos they created promoting civility in this special event. Creation of the videos was inspired by the library's Civility Week, April 7 to 13.
Community showing. "A Place at the Table," 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 3, The Vineyard Church, 1500 Lincoln Ave., U. In honor of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank's 30th anniversary, the food bank is teaming up with Junior League of Champaign-Urbana to hold a free viewing of this documentary. 328-3663, ext. 17.
The Beckman Institute's Thursdays at 12:20 Concert Series. Featuring Yi-Hsuan Lin, marimba, 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. April 18, atrium, Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U. The series features performances by members of the UI School of Music.
Krannert Uncorked. With Sycamore Brass (eclectic brass music), 5 p.m. April 18, Stage 5 in the lobby, Krannert Center. Free. 333-6280.
Alison Balsom and the Scottish Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 18, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Classical Mix Series. Tickets $10-$38. 333-6280.
Bernhard Scully, horn. 7:30 p.m. April 19, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Sam Araya with Aduro Trio.7:30 to 9 p.m. April 19, UI Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. Araya, a Community Center for the Arts faculty member, will perform with his friends in the Aduro Trio (Kelly Moore and Amanda Ramey) for their final Artist Diploma recital. Free.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Gary Osterhoff, 8 p.m. April 19, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
Centennial Bands Gala and Auction. 5 to 9 p.m. April 20, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Fundraiser for Centennial High School's band program. Featuring Centennial's Concert Band, Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band and Centennial Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble. Possible guest performances by Jefferson Middle School Jazz Band and Franklin Middle School Jazz Band. Admission $5; children eighth grade and younger, free. Dinner tickets: lasagna, $8, or hot dog, $4; at the door. Yogurt for purchase for dessert. Silent auction and raffle tickets. 417-2227, email@example.com.
Fundraiser for Alice (Conner) Stonebraker. 6 p.m. April 20, VFW, Liberty Street, Covington, Ind. Live band, food, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, bake sale/auction. Stonebraker of Covington, who has worked at the Beef House restaurant for more than 20 years, is receiving treatment for stage 3 colon cancer. Freewill donation. 765-793-7915, 765-793-8029.
'Cirque de la Symphonie.' Presented by Danville Symphony Orchestra, 6:30 p.m. April 20, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. While the Cirque artists perform awe-inspiring feats, the DSO musicians will perform pops favorites. Artists include aerial fliers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen. Each artist's performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music. Tickets $15-$20. 431-2444.
Bellflower Country Opry. '50s and '60s show, 7 p.m. April 20, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Put on your poodle skirts and your leather jackets for an evening of rock 'n' roll. Doors open, 6 p.m. Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free. 898-7493. 309-722-3497.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 20, Krannert Center, Urbana. Great Hall Series. Tickets $10-$53. 333-6280.
UFLive! presents Don't Ask. 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 21, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Klezmer music in the spirit of early Eastern Europe's village string bands, with Middle Eastern and Balkan influences and other surprises thrown in the mix.
Krannert Center Debut Artist. Moye Chen, piano, 3 p.m. April 21, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Sunday Salon Series. Tickets $5-$39. 333-6280.
Parkland Concert Band and Bloomington-Normal Community Concert Band. 3 p.m. April 21, Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St., U.
Saving Abel. With guests, Hurt, Smile Empty Soul, Art of Dying, 7 p.m. April 21, Bryant Industries Theater, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. Tickets $20. 431-2444.
Young Baroque Artists Winners Showcase. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 21, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Sponsored by Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana. Featuring the 2013 competition winners. Second part of the program includes musical guests, Robin Kearton and her Bow-Dacious String Band. Tickets: adults, $20; students, $10.baroqueartists.org.
Rocky Maffit, percussionist and performer. "A Life of Rhythm," 11 a.m. to noon April 22, Lake Land College Theater on campus, Mattoon. As part of the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, Maffit will draw on body percussion, voice and a variety of world percussion instruments to draw out the "inner drummer" that lives in us all. Child-friendly, free program open to the public. Rescheduled from March 25. 234-5087.
Piper's Hut Concert Series. 8 p.m. April 22, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Features guitarist/singer Matt Heaton and Irish flute player/singer Shannon Heaton. Tickets $10, $15. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts.
'Sesame Street Live! Elmo Makes Music.' 6:30 p.m. April 23, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends take to the stage to share their love of music. Tickets $11, $16, $21. Limited $30 Gold Circle seats, $60 Sunny seats. $3 facility fee added to all. Additional fees and special offers may apply. Discount: groups of 10 or more $3, military $5. 866-455-4641, 333-5000.
UI Jazz Band II. 7:30 p.m. April 23, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Gunny Sack Revue. 7 to p.m. every Wednesday, Gunny Sack Event Center, 1061 Yoder Center, Arthur. No cover. Donations accepted. Lunch at 11 a.m. Finger foods and soda. Philo Schrock, 273-2969.
Steve Poltz, songwriter. 7 to 10 p.m. April 24, Sleepy Creek Vineyards tasting room. Fairmount. $15. 733-0330, http://www.sleepycreekvineyards.com.
UI Jazz Trombone Ensemble.7:30 p.m. April 24, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI University Band and UI Campus Band. 7:30 p.m. April 24, Foellinger Great Hall. Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Bob Dylan and his band. With special guest, Dawes, 7:30 p.m. April 25, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $42; $30, students with ID. 866-455-4641, 333-5000.
UI Harding Symphonic Band and UI Hindsley Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. April 25, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Vocal Ensemble.7:30 p.m. April 25, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Steel Band and I-Pan.7:30 p.m. April 25, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Party at Dave's. Featuring Battery (Metallica tribute), X-Krush, Heel Dragger. 7 p.m. April 26, Bryant Industries Theater, David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. Emceed by John Jansky. Tickets $10. 431-2444.
Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. April 26, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Guest artists Dmitry Kouzov, cello, and J. David Harris, clarinet. Final performance in the series. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280.
UI Concert Jazz Band.7:30 p.m. April 26, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. April 26, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
UI Latin Jazz Ensemble. 3 p.m. April 27, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Band III. 7:30 p.m. April 27, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Varsity Men's Glee Club. 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Pygmalion Afterglow: Grandkids and Sun Stereo. 9:30 p.m. April 27, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Jason Crabb in concert. 6 p.m. April 27, Danville High School auditorium, Danville. Dove Award winner. All net proceeds donated to Hand to Plow Ministries to build homes in Haiti. General admission $10-$15. http://www.itickets.com or 5 Loaves 2 Fish Book Cottage, 717 N. Gilbert St., Danville. 443-7289.
UI Jazz Combo Concert I. 3 p.m. April 28, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Philharmonia. 7:30 p.m. April 28, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Band IV. 7:30 p.m. April 28, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. April 30, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Saxophone Ensemble and UI Jazz Guitar Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. April 30, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. May 1, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
UI Jazz Combo Concert II. 7:30 p.m. May 1, Studio Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $4-$10. 333-6280.
Krannert Uncorked with the Olivia Flanigan Quintet, jazz. 5 p.m. May 2, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Kim Biehl, 8 p.m. May 3, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
The Prairie Ensemble. "Conductor's Choice," 7:30 p.m. May 4, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C. Bernhard Scully, University of Illinois horn professor, featured soloist in the horn concerto. Concert conversation with music director Kevin Kelly, 7 p.m. Tickets $18; $8, children and students with ID. 355-9077, email@example.com, http://www.PrairieEnsemble.org.
Parkland Orchestra and Parkland Wind Ensemble. May Concert, 7 p.m. May 6, Parkland Theater, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, C. Free and open to the public.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Halie W. Bagwell, 8 p.m. May 10, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
Parkland Chamber Singers and Parkland Chorus. Choral Spring Concert, 7 p.m. May 11, Parkland Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, C. Free and open to the public.
Danville Symphony Orchestra. "My Paris, A Tribute to Maurice Chevalier," featuring Tony Sadler, 7:30 p.m. May 11, Danville High School auditorium, 202 E. Fairchild St. Tickets $15-$30. 443-5300.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Pam and Polly (The Kilmer Sisters), 8 p.m. May 17, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com.
Music at Kickapoo Park. Featuring Rodman Rail, guitar, bass, percussion and vocals (songs from John Denver, Eagles, James Taylor and more), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 17, Kickapoo Landing at Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood. Live music Tuesday and Friday nights, all summer. May 24: Strings Attached (bluegrass, mountain gospel, old-time, other favorites, and bad jokes). May 28: The Oakwood Boys (blues, original and popular music). May 31: Mitchells Bluegrass and Gospel. Dockside Cafe offers dinner specials every weekend. Closing jam, Oct. 26. 446-8399, http://www.kickapoolanding.com.
Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival. Noon May 18, Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 425 E, Arcola. Music starting at noon, featuring Audie Blaylock and Redline, David Davis and The Warrior River Boys, The Brocks (C.W., Molly and Jesse) and Mackville. Bands start at noon and perform an afternoon and evening concert. Bring your instruments. Bluegrass jamming is welcomed and encouraged inside the park, except in the concert area. Bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, music will be in the Big Red Barn. $15 adults, $6 children. 268-4106, 460-1439, http://www.rockome.com.
Parkland POPS May Concert. 1 p.m. May 19, Parkland Theatre, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave, C. Free and open to the public.
Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana. Performance of "Judas Maccabeus" by the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, 7:30 p.m. May 19, Recital Hall, Smith Music Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. Adults $20; Students $10.
Tango at KAM. Noon to 4 p.m. April 18, Krannert Art Museum, Gelvin Noel Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Dance, watch or learn. Music by Tangotta (Armand Beaudoin, bass/cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Chris Reyman, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar). 333-1861.
Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, through May 2, Illini Union, Room 200, 1401 W. Green St., U. Swing-era dances such as East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Charleston. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No special shoes or dress required. Free. http://www.cu-swing.org/dances, firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Country Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. April 20, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. For dancers of all ages. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission $2. 359-8225, email@example.com, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
Blues dancing. 8 p.m. to midnight April 20, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Hosted by bluesCENTRAL. Music by The Diva and The Dude, local duo of Kathy Harden and Andy Baylor. Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; The Diva and The Dude, 9 p.m. Band breaks DJ'd by Jeff Mundinger. $10; students, $8. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Singles/couples dance. 5 to 8 p.m. April 21, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
'Under the Tuscan Sun' Daddy-Daughter Dance. 7 to 9 p.m. April 27, American Legion, Farmer. Hosted by Blue Ridge Educational Foundation. No age limit and stand-in dads or daughters are welcome. DJ, refreshments, raffles, door prizes and photographer. All proceeds benefit education and technology programs in Blue Ridge classrooms. Tickets $10, dad; $5, daughters. Kendra Shaffer, 390-7893; Darbi Buchanan, 714-1712.
Spring Ballroom Dance. "Shall We Dance," sponsored by the Bismarck Dance Club, 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 27, Bismarck High School gym (driveway east side), Bismarck. Music by the Kevin Turner Band. Cost $10. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urbana Country Dancers' Kalyx Barn Dance. 7 p.m. to midnight April 27, Kalyx Center, 436 E. 1300 N Road, Monticello. Midnight Barn Dance. Potluck, 5:30 p.m. New dancer orientation, 6:30 p.m. Bonfire, 9:30 p.m. 359-8225, email@example.com, http://urbana-contra.org.
Tango Society of Central Illinois. 7 to 11:30 p.m. April 27, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Introductory tango lesson, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tango social dancing, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Light refreshments served. Cost: $7, $10 with lesson; students $5, $7 with lesson. Lesson is preview of Foundations of Tango course starting May 16. Tango.Society@gmail.com, http://www.centraltango.com.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 27, Sidney Town Hall, Sidney. Line and couples, singles welcome. Fourth Saturday of each month. Admission $5. 351-4110.
Blues dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. May 5, Emerald City Lounge, 118 N. First St., C. Beginner lesson, 6 p.m. DJ. BluesCENTRAL's first Sunday blues; through December. Free. DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Blues dancing. 9 p.m. to midnight May 10, Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon St., U. Lesson, 8 p.m. BluesCENTRAL's Second Friday Blues. http://www.sites.google.com/site/dancebluescentral, DanceBluesCentral@gmail.com.
Festival of the English May. 2 to 10 p.m. May 18, The Anderson's Barn, 2206 N. Brownfield Road, U. Central Illinois English Country Dancers are holding a dance to celebrate the coming of summer. Outdoor games, a maypole dance, Boneyard Morris Dancers performance, a potluck dinner and an evening of English dances from the 1600s. Music by The Flatland Consort and Friends. For dancers of all ages. All dances taught. Partners and experience are not needed. Costumes of any sort welcome, but not required. Free. 359-8225, 344-6802, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.centralillinoisecd.org/mayfest.html.
Singles/Couples Dance. 5 to 8 p.m. May 19, Decatur Knights of Columbus, 520 E. North St. Third Sunday each month. Live band, $10. 875-3090.
Studiodance II 2013. Dance at Illinois Series, 7 and 9 p.m. April 18, 19 and 20; Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $7-$14. 333-6280.
Zoo Improv. "Fuzzy Fridays," 8 p.m. every Friday, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. Spicy Clamato, April 19. Titanic Players — Swivel Hip, April 26. A guest improv group performs before Zoo Improv each week. Participate or just watch. $3. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, email@example.com.
Indonesian World Fest Performance. Featuring Cudamani, a Balinese musical and dance ensemble, 11 a.m. April 24, Luther Student Center Theater, Lake Land College campus, Mattoon. Hosted by the college, in coordination with Arts Midwest World Fest and the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public. http://www.artsmidwestworldfest.org, 234-5270.
VOICE Reading Series. 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 25, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Featuring fiction writers and poets. 333-1861.
Poetry reading. 7 to 8 p.m. April 25, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Michael La Due will talk about the art of poetry and read from his own work at this National Poetry Month celebration.
Indian Student Association's annual India Night. 7 p.m. April 27, Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., U. Show celebrating the South Asian talent at the UI at Urbana-Champaign. Wide array of talent and a diversity of performances. More 150 students participating.
'Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete World of Sports (Abridged).' 7:30 p.m. April 27, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$30. 333-6280.
'Cinderella.' Champaign Urbana Ballet, 7:30 p.m. May 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 2 p.m. May 5, the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C. Tickets $8-$24. 356-9063, 355-7317, http://www.cuballet.com.
Myth and Magic. 1 to 2:45 p.m. May 4, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U. Experience the museum through a tour based on dance, story and theater. Performer/teller Shannon Epplett and dancer/teacher Tanya Picard and students join storyteller Kim Sheahan for a journey into ancient Greek drama, American Indian storytelling and European Renaissance court performance. For visitors fifth grade and above. Free, but reservations required. 244-3355, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoo Improv. "Fuzzy Fridays," 8 p.m. Fridays, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. No show, May 3. "Zoo Improv Celebrates 8 Years!" on May 10. A guest improv group performs before Zoo Improv each week. Participate or just watch. $3. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com, email@example.com.
'Cinderella — The Musical.' Schlarman Academy Players' spring musical, 7 p.m. April 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. April 21; North Campus gym, Schlarman Academy, 2112 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Tickets $3.50-$5. 442-2725.
'Into the Woods.' Central High Children's Theater, continues 7 p.m. April 18, 19 and 20 and 2:30 April 21; Decker Theater, Champaign Central High School, 610 W. University Ave., C. Musical by Stephen Sondheim. Funny, but sometimes dark comedy, only Act I is suggested for children. Cost $5-$10. firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Out of Order.' 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon Sunday, April 18 to June 2; Conklin's Barn II dinner theater, Goodfield. Tickets $33-$37. 309-965-2545, http://www.barn2.com.
'Play of Antichrist.' 4 p.m. April 19 and 10 a.m. April 20; McFarland Memorial Bell Tower, South Quad of the UI. Performed as a part of the "Performing the Middle Ages" symposium hosted by the Program in Medieval Studies at the UI. Free. 305-586-8191, email@example.com
'Spirits of Suspicion.' Romantic comedy mystery play, 7 to 9 p.m. April 20; VFW Post 2876 Hall, 9 S. Main St., Villa Grove. Presented by Camargo Township District Library. Tickets $5, includes food served during intermission. 832-5211, 832-8045.
'Spring Awakening.'UI Department of Theatre, Broadway musical, continues 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19 and 20 and 3 p.m. April 21; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $9-$16. 333-6280.
'Steel Magnolias.' DHS Players' spring production, 7 p.m. April 19 and 20; Dick Van Dyke Auditorium, Danville High School, 202 E. Fairchild St. Tickets $3-$5. 444-1500.
'Alice in Wonderland.' 7 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27; the High School of St. Thomas More, 3901 N. Mattis Ave., C. Inventive adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic, featuring original music and lyrics written by the music and drama students. An UnBirthday Tea Party, 1 p.m. April 27; kids can enjoy refreshments while meeting and posing for photos with costumed characters, and the cast will perform scenes from the show; reserve by April 19, 637-1249. 819-5721.
'Barefoot in the Park.' Side by Side Production presented by the Tri-County Players, comedy, 7 p.m. April 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 28; Market Street Theatre, 120 N. Market St., Paxton. Tickets $12. 379-7028.
'Beauty and the Beast.' Artistic Repertory Theatre, musical, 7 p.m. April 27 and 2 p.m. April 28, Hoopeston Area High School Auditorium, Orange Street/Route 9, Hoopeston. Tickets $10. 283-6553.
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.' Parkland Theatre, solve-it-yourself musical, 7:30 p.m. April 24 to 27, May 2 and 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 3 p.m. May 5; Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $8-$14. Opening night, April 24, "pay what you can." May 2, all tickets half-price. 351-2528, http://www.parkland.edu/theatre, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Next to Normal.' The Celebration Company, a rock musical, 8 p.m. April 25 to 28, May 1 to 5, 8 to 11; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000.
'Once Upon a Mattress.' Chrisman High School Drama Club musical, 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27, Chrisman High School, 23231 Illinois Highway 1 North, Chrisman. Adults, $6; youths, $3. 269-2823.
'Promises, Promises.' Danville Light Opera, 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 28; Danville Area Community College, Bremer Auditorium. Tickets $19, adults; $14, students. 431-1660, http://www.danvillelightopera.com.
'Story of a Rape Survivor.' Presented by performers from the Chicago-based sexual assault advocacy organization, A Long Walk Home Inc., 7:30 p.m. April 23; Lincoln Hall Theater. ALWH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end sexual violence. Free. http://go.illinois.edu/saam2013.
'Theatre de L'Oeil: 3-Legged Tale.' Krannert Center Youth Series performance, 4 p.m. April 24; Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $5. 333-6280.
'The Threepenny Opera.'UI School of Music Opera Program, 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27 and 3 p.m. April 28; Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $8-$26. Libretto: 6:30 p.m. April 27 and 2 p.m. April 28, Krannert Room; $6.50 (ticket includes dessert and a beverage). 333-6280.
'Adult Entertainment.' 7:30 p.m. May 10 and 11, 2 p.m. May 12, 7:30 p.m. May 13, 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 19; Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe Ave., Charleston. Tickets $10. 345-2287, http://www.charlestonalleytheatre.com.
'Alibis.' Rantoul Theatre Group, a murder mystery whodunit, 7:30 p.m. May 10 and 11, 2 p.m. May 12, 8 p.m. May 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. May 19; Grissom Hall Theatre, 914 Arends Blvd., Rantoul. Tickets $7-$10. 892-1121, http://www.rtgonline.org.
'The Ghost of Canterville Hall.' Red Mask Players, comedy, May 13-18; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Spring 2013 children's show. 442-5858, email@example.com.
'HONK! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling.' Urbana High School Theatre, spring musical, 7 p.m. May 1-4 and 2:30 p.m. May 5; Cobb Auditorium, Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St. Tickets $8, adult; $5, children under 12. Discounts available for groups of more than 20. 384-3505, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoors / nature
Twin City Garden Club — April Wildflower Walk. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 20, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Visit the Hansen Wildflower Trail with Donna Wagner as guide. Meet at the Race Street parking lot. 328-5956.
Nordic Walking Group. 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Race Street parking lot, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. Weekly group. A 4-mile route around Meadowbrook Park. All Nordic walkers welcome. Walk in all seasons. No charge. email@example.com, 649-6861.
Second Wind Running Club Summer Fun Runs. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana. A timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 15 minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile. Held during daylight savings months only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org.
Spring Into Action 5K Run/Walk. 9 a.m. to noon May 4, Broadlands Community Park, Broadlands. Help Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broadlands fill local bellies this summer. All the proceeds will benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank that supplies area food pantries with food. 217-834-3289, 612-594-0975, http://immanuelspringintoaction.eventbrite.com.
Kirby Derby. May 11, starts and ends at Forest Preserve Park, Monticello. Runs through State Street and downtown. 5K and 10K run, 5K recreational walk, 8 a.m. and kids' race (for 10 and younger), 10 a.m. Race day registration, 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Entry fee $30 before May 9, $35 at packet pickup, 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Kirby Medical Center or on race day. Kids' race is free. 762-1513, http://www.KirbyHealth.org.
Fifth annual Bird Migration Festival. May 11, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer. Bird Language 101 workshop: 9 to 11 a.m., Interpretive Center. Learn the keys to understanding bird voices and body language, and spend time observing. $10. Register by May 10. 896-2455, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mist Netting with Jason Fisher: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Interpretive Center. Main event and live raptors, 1 to 4 p.m., Walnut Hill Shelter. Live raptors, crafts, hikes, live entertainment, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. 896-2455, email@example.com.
Saturday Morning Nature Hike for Kids. 9 to 10 a.m. May 11, Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Join the Lake of the Woods naturalist for a hike through the Botanical Gardens and Rayburn-Purnell Woods. Learn to identify some trees, look for wildlife. Dress for the weather. $3. Registration required. 586-2612, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Starwatch. 8 p.m. to midnight May 11, Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield. Meet at 8 p.m. at the Activity Center for a short presentation by Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake. Then drive to the North Waterfowl Management Area to view the sky. Weather permitting, the program will go until midnight. No cloud date. Free. 896-2455, email@example.com.
'Let's Go Fly a Kite!' 2 to 5 p.m. May 12, Dodds Soccer Complex, Dodds Park, Champaign. Grab a kite and fly it at the second annual kite festival. Free. No registration. 398-2550.
Corgi-Con 2013. Noon to 4 p.m. May 18, Urbana Dog Park, 1501 E. Perkins Road, U. Join the second Corgi Convention. The convention gives Corgis a chance to run and play in a 10-acre fenced dog park with double-gated entrances for their safety. Bring your cameras. Daily admission passes are available at the park. Fill out the admission form and place it along with $5 per dog in the envelope provided. Dog park rules at http://www.urbanaparks.org/facilities/55.html, CORGICON@yahoo.com.
Fitness in the Forest. 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays, May 25 to Sept. 1, Campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield. A fast-paced, heart-pumping program that includes hikes, strength and cardio training, and a variety of other healthy and fun fitness activities in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Free. 595-5692, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.ccfpd.org.
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "School of Art+Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition," through April 28. "Jacob Lawrence: Toussaint L'Ouverture Series" and "Processing the Everyday," through April 28; "Fashion Traditions of Japan," through May 26; "Counterpoints: Moshekwa Langa, In and Out of Africa," through July 28. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission free, but $3 donation suggested. 333-1860, http://www.kam.illinois.edu.
Spurlock Museum. 600 S. Gregory St., U. "Unconventional Bond: The Strange Life of Casino Royale on Film Exhibit," through June 13. "From Protest to Peace," through June 16. New exhibit area, "First Impressions: Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals," featuring the museum's first digital multimedia interactive. Five permanent galleries, featuring the cultures of the world. Regular hours: 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, holidays. Free, suggested donation $3. 333-2360, http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu.
Bicentennial Art Center and Museum. 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill. "Annual Edgar County Student Art Show," through April 28. Reception, 1 to 2 p.m. April 28. "Works by Alice Baber" from the Paris Art Center's Permanent Collection, ongoing. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. 466-8130, http://www.parisartcenter.com.
Champaign County Historical Museum. In the historic Cattle Bank, 102 E. University Ave., C. Regular exhibits are four exhibit rooms, featuring turn-of-the-century (19th-century) items, plus the Victorian Room. Regular hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open for tour groups, by appointment. No admission charge for tours, but donations welcome. 356-1010, http://www.champaignmuseum.org, email@example.com.
Chanute Air Museum. 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts. Special emphasis on the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, history of Illinois aviation and Rantoul. Various exhibits including "Before the Wrights: The Dream of Flight." Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults, $10; seniors and active/retired military, $8; children K-12, $5; 4 and younger, free. 893-1613, http://www.aeromuseum.org.
I&I Historic Farm Museum. 309 E. Busey St., Penfield. Established by I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. Preserving the history of agriculture with antique farm machinery and tools, household exhibit, restored log cabin, blacksmith shop and church. Featuring Hart-Parr No. 3 and gas-powered turbine I-H HT-340 on loan from Smithsonian Institution. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 595-5413 or 863-2681, http://www.antiquefarm.org.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. F.I.N.D. Orphy Days, 1 to 3 p.m. April 27. Unravel the mysteries of the mind with a program highlighting the research of neuroscientists at the UI. "Animal Encounters," 2 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time. See aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons and corn snake. Exhibits, facility and programs are family- and science-centered. Toddler Tuesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday; sensory activities based on art, music, math and games. Free with admission, no registration. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission $3-$4, children under 2 and members free. 352-5895, http://www.orpheumkids.com.
Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C. "The Forgotten Musicians of the Sousa Band," through June 3. "A British Tar: John Philip Sousa's Anglo-American Connections," through June 28. "John Philip Sousa's 1912 Victor Recording Sessions," through July 15. "A Divided Musical Affair: Arthur Endres Kraeckmann's Love Letters to Mabel Roeher," through July 29. "The Musical Crossroads of John Jacob Mountz," through Sept. 9. "America and Sousa's Band Through the Photographic Lens of Charles Strothkamp," through Sept. 16. "John Philip Sousa's Jazz America," through Oct. 7. "The James Bond Theme: Music to Live, Die, and Love Another Day," through March 14, 2014. Regular hours: 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 and some holidays. Free, but donations accepted. For guided tours: 244-9309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermilion County Museum and Fithian House. 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville. Two permanent exhibits of Lincoln-Lamon law office in Danville (1852-1856) and a one-room schoolhouse; natural history displays, a coal mine shaft. "Vermilion County in the Civil War," through 2015. Admission: museum and Fithian House, $4; museum only, $2.50 for adults. $1 for teens 13-17, children 12 and younger free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 442-2922, http://www.vermilioncountymuseum.org.
Vermilion County War Museum. 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville. More than 13,000 square feet of exhibits with items from the pre-Revolutionary War period through the current operations in Afghanistan. Recently remodeled areas include a new section on veterans' scrapbooks and diaries, Civil War display, a combat weapons display for all wars, plus additional items in the Vietnam and Spanish-American War displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission $2, under 12, $1. 431-0034, email@example.com, http://www.vcwm.org.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $3-$5. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Spring Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, through April 26. — Main feature: "Dawn of the Space Age," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through May 18. — Children's feature: "Flight Adventures," 7 p.m. Saturdays, through May 18. — Institute Day Special: "Solar System Safari," 10 a.m. April 26. $5 adults; $4 students, seniors and kids, at the door.
Anita Purves Nature Center. 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. "Nature Large and Small," photography show by Fred Delcomyn, through April 30. Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. 384-4062.
Asian American Cultural Center. 1210 W. Nevada St., U. "Many Cultures, One Community," a group exhibit by Ian Wang, Selena Wang, Rashmi Kapoor, Vivia Tran, Hua Nian, Amrita Bamrah, Lei Shanbhag, Joy Yang, Jason Xing, Siti-Mariah Jackson, Cheryl Chau and Hermia Soo. Through July 1. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-9300, go.illinois.edu/aacc.
Bryant Cottage State Historic Site. 146 E. Wilson St., Bement. Starting April 1, 12 unusual displays examining kerosene technology of decades past, each lasting one month, will be exhibited. The exhibition begins with "Oil Lamp Basics," through April 30. The collection is on loan from an individual who has been collecting kerosene-era items for many years. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. 678-8184.
Danville Art League. 320 N. Franklin St., Danville. "Veterans Experience 2013" art exhibit by veterans receiving services from the VA in Danville as well as VA outpatient clinics in Decatur, Mattoon, Springfield and Peoria, and West Lafayette, Ind. Through April 27. Presented by the Danville Art League and the Recreation Therapy Service at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System. Hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday. http://www.danvilleartleague.com.
Illinois Terminal. 45 E. University Ave., C. "Getting to Champaign," photography exhibit, second floor and in the main stairwell. The exhibit highlights significant milestones in the evolution of ground transportation in Champaign-Urbana. Ongoing. Free. Hours: all day, every day.
Murphy Gallery. University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. "Forms," by emerging artists Heather Gode, Jessica Rojas and Kristina Sandefur, all from the UI School of Art + Design,through May 5. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. http://www.universityymca.org/art.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Parkland College Art and Design Student Exhibition," through May 4. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu.
Springer Cultural Center. 301 N. Randolph St., C. "Town and Country Art Show," April 27 through May 11. Public critique by the juror on the last day of the show. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. 398-2376.
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, EIU, Charleston. "2013 Graduate Art Exhibition," through April 28, Main Galleries. "Folk Arts of the Caribbean," through May 19, Brainard Gallery. This exhibition serves as the basis for the Tarble's spring 2013 fifth-grade enrichment program for area schools, March 20 to May 17. "Experiences of the Illinois Civil War Soldier: Reflections through Art and Artifacts," through July 7, eGallery. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, holidays. 581-2787.
UI Library. 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U. "Casino Royale and Beyond: Sixty Years of Ian Fleming's Literary Bond," through July 12, Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 333-2290.
Urbana City Building. 400 S. Vine St. Urbana Public Arts Program's February through April "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Identities," features photographs by fifth-graders at Wiley Elementary School, through April 30. Free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, http://urbanaillinois.us/artexhibits.
Urbana Museum of Photography. 122-A W. Main St. "Photo-Secession" exhibit by local, regional and international contemporary photographic artists, through May 7. Regular hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.facebook.com/UrbanaMuseumOfPhotography.
Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. " "Color of Cultures" by the Champaign-Urbana International Artist Group, through June 11. Hours: 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. 328-9642, http://www.amarayoga.com.
Art Coop Gallery. 150 Lincoln Square Village, Urbana. "Something I Love," through May 12. Over 800 submissions. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 352-4562, http://www.facebook.com/artcoop.
Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. New glass sculpture by Alexander Fekete, former UI glass professor, through May 4. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 367-3711, http://www.cinemagallery.cc.
Heartland Gallery. 112 W. Main St., U. "Nick Cragoe: Celtic and Norse Art and Design," through May 11. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 337-4767, http://www.heartland-gallery.com.
Illini Union Art Gallery. 1401 W. Green St., U. "The Hapa Project" by Kip Fulbeck, through April 26, first floor's northwest wing entry. Free. Regular hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. 333-3663, http://www.iuboard.uiuc.edu.
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "A Geologist's Life: The Photography of Dr. William W. Shilts," continues with Part III, April 22-24. "Art of Science 3.0: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology." Presented by the Institute for Genomic Biology at the UI, opening reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 18; 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 19-21. "Artist For A Cure," opening reception, 7 p.m. April 26; 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 26 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m. April 28, with closing reception, 2 p.m. April 28. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Champaign County. 898-4646, http://www.indi-go-art.com.
Kalarte Gallery. Inside Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., U. "Folk Art and Crafts from Around the World," through May 18. Folk paintings, votive paintings, woodcarvings, ceramics and other craft items from Mexico, Guatemala, South America, India, Indonesia, Africa and elsewhere. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. http://kalarte.com, email@example.com.
Red House Gallery. 315 W. Washington St., Monticello. Featuring photographs by Michael Holtz; other artists periodically. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third Saturdays of each month or by appointment. 762-8248, http://www.redhousegallery.net.