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EVENTS

This weekend

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.

Next week

ASIAFEST! 2019

What: The Asian American Cultural Center will be celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with its annual AsiaFest!, a family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Where: Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

More info: Call 217-333-9300 or oiir.illinois.edu/aacc/aacc-events/asiafest.

SPRING CRAFT AND PLANT SALE

What: Several vendors with handcrafted items and a variety of plants will be for sale plus a bake sale. Sponsored by Champaign County Home and Community Education

When: 4 to 8 p.m. May 3.

Where: Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

Cost: Entry fee, $1; children, free.

More info:Call 217-621-2724.

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Something different each month. Live local, social culture. Family friendly — for everyone. Check online for details closer to the date. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: May 3.

Where: Downtown Urbana.

More info: facebook.com/ImbibeUrbanaIL or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com.

FILMS

This weekend

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: A Virginia Theatre special event. "Marvel's The Avengers" (2012). Rated PG-13. 143 minutes. The Virginia Theatre is hosting a 'mini comic convention'! Don your favorite costume and fly on over to have a lot of fun at this special screening of The Avengers, hosted by our friends from Rewind 92.5 FM.

When:2 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Tickets $5. Additional $1 processing fee applied (online only)

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

Next week

FILM AND MUSIC

What: C-U celebrates UNESCO International Jazz Day with "Women of Jazz: An Inside Look," a showcase of women who earned respect in the jazz world as instrumentalists, composers, arrangers, and bandleaders reflected in historical movies featuring the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Lil Hardin, Marian McPartland, Melba Liston, Mary Lou Williams, and many others. Music by the Taco Belles, featuring Crystal Rebone, Emma Taylor and Melinda Rodriguez, at the Esquire beginning at 7 p.m.

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 30.

Where: Art Theater, 126 W. Church St. and Esquire Lounge, 106 N. Walnut St.

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-333-4577 or sousaarchives.org.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What:The film starring Jessica Chastain tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Call to reserve a seat.

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. May 1.

Where:Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-267-3170 or email westvillepubliclibrary@gmail.com.

MUSIC

This weekend

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.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: THE DOUBLE DOTS

What:Enjoy an afternoon of rich harmonies and smart soulful pop by singer-songwriters Gloria Roubal and David Howie of The Double Dots. All ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT

What: "April Sky," a joint concert by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble and Parkland's Wind Ensemble.

When: 3 to 4 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Free and open to public.

More info: Email parklandpresents@parkland.edu or faa.parkland.edu/music/ensembles.html.

UI JAZZ GUITAR AND JAZZ SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLES

What: School of Music. Reeds and strings take the lead when these student jazz ensembles head into the Studio Theatre.

When: 3 p.m. April 28.

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.

SUNDAY HARMONY WITH STUART SMITH

What: Smith is a songwriter and guitarist from Winchester. He weaves stories and honest lyrics in a sound exploration of American music ranging from folk, blues, country, jazz, and rock.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

What: School of Music. The UI Latin Jazz Ensemble performs works with South American, Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, and traditional jazz influences..

When: 7:30 p.m. April 28.

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 TROMBONE CHOIR AND UI TUBA-EUPHONIUM ENSEMBLE

What: School of Music. The UI Trombone Choir, directed by Elliot Chasanov, shares the stage with the UI Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Mark E. Moore, for a blending of brass sounds in the Great Hall.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 28.

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.

Next week

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

What: Sing traditional songs (and new songs that are "in the tradition"). Irish rebel songs, Scottish love songs, Appalachian murder ballads, English drinking songs; cowboy songs, sailor songs, railroad songs; spirituals, protest songs, war songs, antiwar songs. Instruments welcome, but not required; Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 29 (second and fifth Mondays 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.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT

What: Parkland Jazz Band Concert.

When: 7 p.m. April 29.

Where: Parkland College Theatre, Second Stage, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free and open to public..

More info: Email parklandpresents@parkland.edu or faa.parkland.edu/music/ensembles.html.

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.

UI JAZZ BAND IV

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 30.

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH CHORUSES

What: School of Music. The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of pieces conducted by Donald Schleicher.

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

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 WIND SYMPHONY

What: School of Music. The University of Illinois Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. .

When: 7:30 p.m. May 1.

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 COMBO CONCERT II

What: School of Music. Students in these small jazz combos have the opportunity to hone their technique and work on tight arrangements. 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. May 1.

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.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. May 3.

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.

DANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BENEFIT

What: Benefit concert hosted by Tim and Jamie Berthel. Appetizers, dessert and entertainment by the DSO's guest artist, Robert Michaels, guitar. This benefit will kick off the DSO weekend with delicious food, cash bar and music in the beloved and unique Heron restaurant.

When: 6 p.m. May 3.

Where: The Heron restaurant, 34 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $50.

More info: Call 217-443-5300 or danvillesymphony.org or email info@danvillesymphony.org.

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. April 25.

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

Cost: Free.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

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.

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 30-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. Cinco De Mayo. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 3.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

Next week

ELEVENTH ANNUAL FAIRY TALE BALL

What: Fairy tale lovers of all ages are invited to an evening of stories, crafts, games, and entertainment. Don your shiny suit of armor or sparkly ball gown, or dress like your favorite fairy tale character and join in for an evening of fantasy and frivolity.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. May 3.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-4069.

'SWAN LAKE'

What:Champaign Urbana Ballet presents this romantic fable of ill-fated passion and forgiveness is told through beautiful choreography amid magnificent sets — a timeless classic. All performances include the full ballet.

When: 7 p.m. May 3 and 4 p.m. May 4.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$24.

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

THEATER

This weekend

'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.

'THE MUSIC MAN — KIDS'

What:Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre (second through fourth 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.

'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.

'PANDA'S HOME'

What: Compagnia TPO in co-production with Tong Production/Teatro Metastasio Di Prato, this renowned Italian theatre company's latest interactive piece climbs into a metaphorical journey through Chinese culture. Marquee Big Mix Series.

When: 1 and 3 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Tickets $10=$30.

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

'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.

'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 25-27, 3 p.m. April 28, 7:30 p.m. May 1-4.

Where: Station Theatre, 223 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15.

More info: Call 217-384-4000 or stationtheatre.com.

'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.

Cost: Tickets $7-$10.

More info: Email wilsonla@u4sd.org

'FINDING NEVERLAND'

What: 2018-19 WCIA 3 Broadway Series.

When: 8 p.m. May 1.

Where:State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: Tickets $39-$65 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

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/577.

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.

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 it. 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 27 through Oct. 19.

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

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

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

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 28 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.

THE KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA CU ALUMNAE FLOWER SALE

What: The sale celebrates its 50th year with total donations over $103,000 going back to the community. This year, all net proceeds will benefit the Rosann Gelvin Noel Center at Cunningham Children's Home, in memory of Rosann Noel, a founding member of the flower sale.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. May 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3, 9 a.m. to noon May .4

Where: Indian Acres Swim Club, 1 Arrow Road, C.

More info: Call 217-778-2511 or 217-714.-3540.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY MAY PROGRAM

What: The recipients of last year's Kendeigh Grants from Champaign County Audubon Society will present the results of their research funded by the grants. Samantha Capel, a PhD student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and Daniel Goldberg, a PhD student from Illinois State University.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. May 2.

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

Cost:Free.More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org/birdwalks-and-programs/ or email mail@champaigncountyaudubon.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. Exhibition, "Blue & White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" through Aug. 31. KAM's collection galleries, including Encounters: The Arts of Africa the award-winning gallery of art from Africa and the African diaspora and a completely refreshed Ancient Mediterranean gallery on the lower level.

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 28.

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: Reception for "Annual Edgar County Student Art Show."

When: 1 p.m. April 28. Open, 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 reenactment, Marlene Rivero will breathe life back into Ann Stokes and her story, captivating audiences and informing new learners. Produced in partnership with Illinois Humanities.

When: 1 p.m. April 27.

Where: 700 S. Main St., Tuscola.

Cost: Free; donations are welcome.

More info: douglascountymuseum.org or call 217-253-2535.

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

What: Sponsored by the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society, the museum contains donated artifacts, pictures and documents telling the history of Farmer City's businesses, schools, churches, organizations, farm life and people

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays; or call to set up appointments.

Where: 224 S. Main St., Farmer City.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: Call 309-928-3488 or 309-928-7198, http://fcghsociety.org or email admin@fcghsociety.org.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What: Museum opening with regular summer hours. Displays include rifles of the Civil War, rifles of the Illinois countryside and a collector's prehistoric artifacts.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. Summer hours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: In the remodeled city water tower and pump house, adjacent to Majestic Park, corner of Market and Center streets, Paxton (behind the Paxton City Hall, 145 S. Market St.).

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-379-4111 or 217-379-3723.

I&I HISTORIC FARM MUSEUM

What: 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.

When: 9 a.m. to noon May 11; or by appointment. Open second Saturday of each month, April through September.

Where: 309 E. Busey St., Penfield.

More info: Call 217-863-2681 or 217-493-3101, antiquefarm.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 26-May 31 (except May 3 and 24).

Main feature:"Two Small Pieces of Glass — The Amazing Telescope" 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 26-May 31.

Children's features:"Flight Adventures," 7 p.m. April 27. "In My Backyard," 7 p.m. Saturdays, May 4-18.Lecture: "The Black Hole at the Heart of M87," 7 p.m. May 3. Dr. Charles Gammie, UIUC astronomer and leader of the theory team, will talk about the latest images from Event Horizon Telescope and the massive black hole at the center of galaxy Messier 87.Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Admission, $5-$6. Lectures, $2.

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.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AT McKINLEY

What: Exhibit, "Engage 4 Freedom," an interactive, rotating exhibition featuring the original Norman Rockwell works accompanied by community and student artwork and interactive expressions of freedom in the 21st Century. The McKinley Foundation is a partner of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Through May.

Where: in the corridor connecting the McKinley Foundation and Presby Hall, 405 E. John St., C.

More info: Call 217-344-0297 or mckinley-foundation.org/artists-alley.

BOOTH LIBRARY

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

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, first floor. And 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Closed holidays. Through mid-May.

Where: Main library on the east wall of the children's area, and in the FriendShop Bookstore, 200 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030 or champaign.org.

40 POINT ONE

What: "Those Who Teach, CAN," showcasing personal artworks by Champaign Unit 4 Art Teachers in this annual exhibition.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through May 29.

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: "Echoes | 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 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. 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."

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 April 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. May 18 (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.