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Harlem Globetrotters' 'You Write the Rules' World Tour. 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 10, University of Illinois Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Tickets $15-$80; discounts for groups. 866-455-4641, 333-5000, http://www.uofiassemblyhall.com .
Gordyville USA flea market and auction. 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 12; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 13, Gordyville USA Auction Arena, 2205 County Road 3000 N, Gifford. Auction, 10 a.m. Jan. 12 and 11 a.m. Jan. 13. 568-7117.
Raminator at Shelby Motors. Noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 12, Shelby Motors, 1906 Moreland Blvd., C. The Raminator, driven by the Hall Brothers Racing Team, will be on-site. Check out the Raminator up close and get photos with the whole family. http://www.RamTrucks.com .
Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, UI Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C. Shelby Motors presents "Monsters & Magic." Monster trucks include Raminator, Star Marshal, Chalkboard Chuck and Lucas Oil Stabilizer. Pit party and autograph session, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $15-$25. 333-5000.
Community Cinema. "Soul Food Junkies," 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15, Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B, 200 W. Green St. Filmmaker Byron Hurt's documentary traces soul food from its roots in Western Africa, to its incarnation in the American South, to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color. Free. 403-2070.
Del Sur. Prairie Breezes Mini Concerts for Children, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11, the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. Music genres from Latin America, including huaynos, cumbias, porros and zambas.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Josh White, 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Tickets $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com " target="_blank">http://http://www.bementcountryopry.com " target="_blank">http://http://www.bementcountryopry.com .
Claude Delangle, saxophone. Guest artist recital, 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. With Casey Dierlam, piano; UI Large Saxophone Ensemble. Free.
In Concert at CPL: The Yellowjacket Stringband. 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B, 200 W. Green St. Hear an eclectic mix of old-time, blues, Irish and Cape Breton tunes. The Yellowjacket Stringband features Kate Fritz on fiddle and banjo, Claire Johnson on fiddle, and Tom Turino on guitar, banjo, and accordion. Free.
Bohola. Piper's Hut Concert Series, 8 p.m. Jan. 15, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U. Irish music's accordion virtuoso, Jimmy Keane, and bouzar player and vocalist, Pat Broaders, comprise bohola. Tickets $10 and $20. firstname.lastname@example.org , http://www.pipers-hut.com/concerts .
Krannert Uncorked with Eclectiq Soul (R&B). 5 p.m. Jan. 17, Stage 5, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Petar Jankovic Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Doudna Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. Traditional string quartet led by guitar. Repertoire ranges from early music to traditional Spanish works, tangos and Brazilian music, alongside Balkan/Gypsy traditions and new classical works by contemporary composers. Tickets $7-$15. http://www.eiu.edu/doudna , 581-3110.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra: Musical Travels. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Featuring Adam Neiman, piano. Tickets $5-$31. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guests, Deb Schneider and Bob Weaver, 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Tickets $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com " target="_blank">http://http://www.bementcountryopry.com " target="_blank">http://http://www.bementcountryopry.com .
Red Hot Winter Preview Party. 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Jupiter's at the Crossing , 2511 Village Green Place, C, Rod Sickler's Radio 6 Band, Hobbs Brothers Band, Christacy, Stigma and DJ Bob Bass.
Bellflower Country Opry. With guest, Pam Kilmer, 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Bellflower Community Center, 202 Center St. Tickets $10 for adults; 12 and under are free. 309-722-3497, 217-898-7493.
Sing the Truth! 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center, Urbana. Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright and their musical ensemble. Tickets $10-$48. 333-6280.
Global Transfer Afterglow: Jeff Chan's Cultural Arts Quartet. 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. Free. 333-6280.
Marlen Vavrikova, oboe. Guest artist recital, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Recital Hall, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. The UI alumna is a professor of oboe at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich. Free.
Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. With guest performer, pianist Samir Golescu, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. In a series of concerts during the 2012-13 season, Hobson will present works by Brahms that feature the piano as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280.
Bement Country Opry Band. With guest, Eric Gordon, 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Bement Country Opry building, 117 S. Macon St. Country and comedy show with house band and guest each week. Tickets $5-$10. 877-6499, http://www.bementcountryopry.com " target="_blank">http://http://www.bementcountryopry.com " target="_blank">http://http://www.bementcountryopry.com .
Cleveland Quartet Award winner: Jasper String Quartet. 3 p.m. Jan. 27, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $5-$39. 333-6280.
Jeri-Mae Astolfi, piano with electronics. Guest artist recital, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, UI Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U. From University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Free.
Stefan Milenkovich, violin. Faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Admission charge. 333-6280.
Jonathan Keeble, flute. Faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Admission charge. 333-6280.
Philipp Blume, composer. Faculty recital, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Admission charge. 333-6280.
Johannes Brahms' Instrumental Music with Piano: Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., U. With Edward Rath, piano, Stefan Milenkovich, violin, Csaba Erdelyi, viola, and Ko Iwasaki, cello. In a series of concerts during the 2012-13 season, Hobson will present works by Brahms that feature the piano as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble. Tickets $5-$10. 333-6280.
Krannert Uncorked with Almost "A" Quintet (jazz). 5 p.m. Feb. 7, lobby, Krannert Center, Urbana. Brighten a February afternoon with jazzy music and a little wine. 333-6280.
Marquee: East Coast Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$38. 333-6280.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C. Music by various country bands. Public welcome.
Starlight Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16, CRIS Healthy Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Music by Captain's Three. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Swing Society weekly dance. 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, Jan. 17 through May 2, Illini Union, Room 314, 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. Spring kickoff dance, 9 p.m. Jan. 26 (beginner lesson, 8 p.m.), ballrooms A/B/C. Free. http://www.cu-swing.org/dances , email@example.com .
Mom Prom. 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19, Hilton Garden Inn, Banquet Hall, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Moms get dressed up and bring your son(s). Music, dancing and a three-course meal (with vegetarian option). Fun activities and a goody bag. Photo packages available (cash required). Tickets $26 per person at the Bresnan Meeting Center or online at http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com . 398-2550.
English country dancing. 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 20, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Hosted by Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages welcome. All dances taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required, but bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes. Admission $2. 359-8225, firstname.lastname@example.org , http://www.centralillinoisecd.org .
Tango at KAM. Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. Dance, watch or learn. Live music by Tangotta. 333-1861.
Tango Society of Central Illinois Milonga. "Milonga del Corazon," 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 26, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Tango music by DJ Ron. Introductory tango lesson, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tango social dancing, 8:30 to midnight. Admission $10 (includes lesson); milonga only $7, $5 for students. 328-1309, u-cat.org.
Country dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26, Sidney Town Hall, Sidney. Line and couples, singles welcome. Fourth Saturday of each month. Admission $5. 351-4110.
Starlight Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6, CRIS Healthy Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Music by Prairie Dogs. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Daddy Daughter Princess Ball. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8, Hilton Garden Inn, Banquet Hall, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Music, dancing and more. Option of buffet or table service dinner. Crafts, goody bag and special guests. Tickets $21 for buffet or $26 for table service. http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com , 398-2550.
Daddy Daughter Date Night. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Dessert buffet, games, dance to music by a DJ, goody bag and a picture. Register by Jan. 26 for the early bird price, $22/ per couple. Register by Feb. 2 for the regular price, $26 per couple. Additional child $5 early bird, $7 regular fee. 367-1544.
Zoo Improv. 8 p.m. every Friday, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Improv comedy. A guest improv group performs before Zoo Improv each week. Participate or just watch. $3. 356-7805, http://www.zooimprov.com , email@example.com .
Stories for a Cure. 1 p.m. to midnight Jan. 12, SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C. Children's activities and family-friendly entertainment, 1 to 4 p.m.; Teens/adults schedule, 5 p.m. to midnight. Storytelling, comedy, poetry and a mentalist/mind reader. Raffles and refreshments all day. Sponsored by Champaign County Chapter of the Relay For Life and Psychic Joker Entertainment. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Tickets $10, adult (all day); children 10 and younger, 1 to 4 p.m., $5. http://www.relayforlife.org/ChampaignIL , 979-1504.
Clothespin Puppets. 2 to 2:45 p.m. Jan. 12, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. This one-of-a-kind puppet performance will feature some of the best children's books: "Rhyming Dust Bunnies," "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog," "Little Pea," "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus," "Interrupting Chicken" and "A Light in the Attic." For all ages.
Russian National Ballet Theatre. "Don Quixote," 7 p.m. Jan. 22; "Chopiniana/Romeo and Juliet," 7 p.m. Jan. 23; and "Swan Lake," 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$43. 333-6280.
Shoe Stories and Dance. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St. Family concert of Cinderella stories in celebration of the exhibit "A World of Shoes." Featuring Kim Sheahan, the museum's resident storyteller, who is joined by Shannon Epplett, performer/teller, and Tanya Picard, dancer/teacher, and her students. 344-3355.
February Dance 2013. Dance at Illinois, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and 2, Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center, Urbana. Tickets $10-$17. 333-6280.
'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.' The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. Jan. 17 to 20, 23 to 27 and Jan. 30 to Feb. 2; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000, http://www.stationtheatre.com .
'Love, Loss and What I Wore.' Monticello Theatre Association, Jan. 18 to 20 and 25 to 27; Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello. MTA will contribute $7.50 to support breast cancer research for each Saturday ticket sold. firstname.lastname@example.org , http://www.monticellotheatre.org .
'A Celebration of African-American Theatre.' Eastern Illinois University's Theatre Department, continues 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Feb. 3; Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, South Ninth Street and Hayes Avenue on the EIU campus, Charleston. Two one-act plays, "Dutchman" and "Florence." Tickets $5-$12. 581-3110, email@example.com , http://www.eiu.edu/doudna .
'Sons of the Prophet.' The Celebration Company, 8 p.m. Feb. 21 to 24, 27 and 28, March 1 to 3, 6 to 9; Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U. Tickets $10-$15. 384-4000.
'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Red Mask Players, Feb. 1 to 3 and 8 to 10; Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville. 442-5858, firstname.lastname@example.org .
'You Can't Take It With You.' Parkland College Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 to 23, 28, March 1 and 2, and 3 p.m. March 3; Parkland College Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Tickets $12-$14. Groups of 15 or more, $10 each. 351-2528, http://www.theatre.parkland.edu .
Outdoors / nature
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 Winter Fun Runs. 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Indoor group uses the UI Armory Track. There is a fee to use this facility. The outdoor group runs 1 to 6 miles around campus. Meet at the southwest entrance (corner of Gregory Drive and Fourth Street). All abilities are encouraged to attend and participate at the pace and distance desired. http://www.secondwindrunningclub.org .
Howl of the Coyote: A Full Moon Hike. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Sangamon River Forest Preserve, 2797 County Road 600 E, Fisher. Discover what emerges when darkness falls. Dress for the weather. $2. Registration required; 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Krannert Art Museum. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C. "Encounters: The Arts of Africa," "Blind Field," Jan. 25 through March 31; "Counterpoints: Moshekwa Langa, In and Out of Africa," Jan. 25 through May 12; "Jacob Lawrence: Toussaint L'Ouverture Series" and "Processing the Everyday," both Jan. 25 through April 28. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Starting Jan. 11, open until 9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission free, but $3 donation suggested. 333-1860, http://www.kam.illinois.edu .
Spurlock Museum. 600 S. Gregory St., U. "A World of Shoes," through Feb. 10. "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. 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. "Photography by Doug Bibo," Jan. 15 through Feb. 15. Opening reception, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18. 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 .
Museum of the Grand Prairie. Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 600 N. Lombard St., Mahomet. Permanent exhibits include "Prairie Stories," "Blacksmithing on the Prairie" and "Champaign County's Lincoln." Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 586-2612.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum. 346 N. Neil St., C. "Animal Encounters," 2 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Meet an animal up close and watch as it receives tasty enrichment. Exhibits, facility and programs are family- and science-centered. 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. "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. 14. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org .
William M. Staerkel Planetarium. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Admission $3-$5. Closed Jan. 11 and 12. 351-2568, 351-2446. — Sky show: "Winter Prairie Skies," 7 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 18 through March 15. — Main feature: "Odyssey," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 18 through Feb. 23. — Children's feature: "Solar System Safari," 7 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 through March 16.
Parkland Art Gallery. 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. "Shift: Contemporary Photography Exhibition" by Bruce Checefsky, Dana Fritz, Richard Gray, Christa Kreeger Bowden, Joyce Lopez, Michael Sherwin, S. Gayle Stevens and Sonja Thomsen, through Feb. 2. 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. Closed Jan. 21. 351-2485, http://artgallery.parkland.edu .
Tarble Arts Center. South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. "19th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois" exhibition, through Feb. 24, Main Galleries. 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. "Honoring U of I Faculty," through Jan. 31, North-South Corridor; and "It's Not Because I'm LGBT, It's Because I'm Human," through Jan. 31, Main Library Marshall Gallery. Closed Jan. 21. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 10 and 11; starting Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday. 333-2290.
Urbana City Building. Lobby, 400 S. Vine St. Urbana Public Arts Program's November to January "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Recent Work" by William Lawrence Deverell, through Jan. 31. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 384-2311, http://www.urbanaillinois.us/arts .
Alley Gallery. 113 N. Vermilion St., Danville. "Intimate Treasures" by Steve Ingram of St. Joseph. Ongoing. Regular gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 4 p.m. Thursday. 497-2286.
Amara Yoga & Arts. Suite 156B, Lincoln Square Village, 300 S. Broadway Ave., U. "Canis Familiaris," artwork about animals, especially dogs, by Knut Bauer, Joan Stolz, Maria Lux, Susan Smith, Peggy Shaw, Lyosha Svinarski, Kathyrn Fitzgerald and Miriam Martincic, through Feb. 15. Open 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. 328-9642, http://www.amarayoga.com .
Cinema Gallery. 120 W. Main St., U. "Fins, Fur and Feathers II," a show of animal ceramics," through Jan. 19. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 367-3711, http://www.cinemagallery.cc .
Indi Go Artist Co-Op. 9 E. University Ave., C. "Dead-ends" by Colin Patrick Mosely and Jacquelin Braemer, opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12; through Jan. 27. "Motivated Portables: Usable experiments by imminent builders," opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18; through Jan. 27. Works by Brian Albrecht, Jay Alcantar, Nicholas Berchtold, Becca Bierbower, Meagan Calnon, Jonathan Davis, Donald Hickman, Dorian Janowicz, Zhewei Lin, Melissa Burgos, Milena Rostad, Norbert Schlotter, Milena Todorovic, Mulugeta Woldgeogis and Stefan Young. 898-4646, http://www.indi-go-art.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 .