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EVENTS

This weekend

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Where: J.W. Eater Jr. High School, Auxiliary Gym, 400 E. Wabash Ave., Rantoul.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-202-9530 or https://www.facebook.com/concernedcitizensofrantoul/

Next week

LINCOLN'S 210TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

What: Celebration includes light refreshments, Lincoln-themed trivia, a pop-up exhibit of rare and unique items, Lincoln coloring pages, and library resources related to the life and legacy of our 16th president.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12.

Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Room 246, U.

Cost: Free.

Call 217-333-1777 or email ihlc@library.illinois.edu.

Future highlights

40 NORTH'S 'UNTITLED'

What: A late-night fundraiser to benefit 40 North and its programs including Boneyard Arts Festival, ACE Awards, the Eric Show, Friday Night Live, Sky Gallery, MTD ART, and more. Theme this year is John Hugh's movies. A night of artful entertainment.

When: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

Where: Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: $45 per person, $80 per couple, in advance.

More info: 40north.org/tickets or call 217-351-9841.

FIRST ANNUAL LAKE SHELBYVILLE FISH HABITAT ALLIANCE BANQUET

What: Hosted by the Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance, a group focused on improving the fisheries at Lake Shelbyville. Tickets include your choice of chicken or steak, sides, and adult beverages while they last. Raffles, games, live auctions, silent auctions, a kids table, and a women's table. All of the proceeds going to improve the fisheries and fish habitat in Lake Shelbyville. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/lsfha2019.

When:Doors open, 5 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

Where:Sullivan VFW, Sullivan

Cost: Tickets, $40 for single; $60, couples; $10, children. Sponsor tickets, $150 to $1,000.

More info: Call 217- 728-2610.

RODNEY CARRINGTON

What: The multitalented comedian, actor and writer will perform live in concert.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28.

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

Cost:Reserved seating tickets, $44.75; special VIP packages, $179.75. Additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

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

NEA BIG READ: TRIVIA NIGHT-BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

What: Celebrate our community's NEA Big Read with an Adult Battle of the Books trivia competition. Teams of 3-5 adults are invited to compete to answer rounds of trivia based off books chosen by library staff. Prizes will be awarded.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Email librarian@champaign.orgchampaign.org, call 217-403-2070 or library:champaign.org/events

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: 4 to 11 p.m. March 1.

Where: downtown Urbana.

More info: Imbibe Urbana - Home | Facebook, facebook.com/ImbibeUrbanaIL or email imbibeurbana@gmail.com or LoveForAllPoetryCrawl@gmail.com.

20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FUNDRAISER

What: Vermilion County War Museum celebrates its anniversary with a dinner, silent and live auctions, with entertainment by Dave Bennett, a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and vocalizes. Call to register by Feb. 13.

When: 5 p.m. March 2.

Where: Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville,

Cost:Tickets, $35 per person; tables may also be purchased .

More info:Call 217-431-0034 or vcwm@comcast.net.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA READ ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATION

What: Urbana Park District and more than 40 businesses and organizations will celebrate literacy. Hands-on activities, story-tellers, costumed characters, a special parent and toddler area, local celebrity greeters and books read in multiple languages. The first 1,000 children who attend will receive a free bag and a book of their choice.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2.

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost:Free.

More info: Call 217-367-1544 or urbanaparks.org.

CAT FANCIERS' ASSOCIATION ALL BREED CAT SHOW

What:Hosted by Illini Cat Club. More than 150 entries with more than 30 breeds of cats are expected to compete in the eight-ring show, an agility competition, Catsnap and Champaign County Human Society informational booths, cat-related items for sale, a raffle, and opportunities for adoption. Proceeds support local cat rescue organizations.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3.

Where: (Wyndham) Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St. (just off North Lincoln Avenue), U.

Cost: Admission donation, $3-$5; children under 3, free. A $15 maximum fee per family.

More info: facebook.com/illinicatclub, call 217-351-6373 or email mary@maryauth.com.

2019 AMBUCS HOME & LIVING EXPO

What: Support the Danville AMBUCS by attending the 2019 Home and Living expo. Win prizes, meet vendors, and enjoy the stage entertainment.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and 1 to 4 p.m. March 3.

Where:David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $25-$65.

More info: palmerarena.com/2019-ambucs-home-living-expo/ or call 217-431-2424

BECKMAN INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE

What: Biennial event, held in conjunction with the University of Illinois College of Engineering Open House. Our open house exhibits highlight the work taking place at one of the nation's leading centers for interdisciplinary research. Schools, clubs, and other large groups are welcome.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9.

Where:The Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave., U.

More info: Call 217-244-7316 or beckman.illinois.edu/events/open-house or email communications@beckman.illinois.edu.

36TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DINNER AND PERFORMANCE NIGHT

What:Featuring food from all over the world and entertaining performances from community and campus members in celebration of the diverse cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. March 10.

Where: University YMCA, Latzer Hall, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

Cost: Tickets $10-$15 at the YMCA or online.

More info: universityymca.org/international-dinner or call 217-337-1500.

FILMS

This weekend

FEBRUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Stand by Me" (1986). Rated R. 89 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 7.

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

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

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

MOVIES AT MCKINLEY

What: Ava DuVernay's documentary, "13th." The title refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Post-screening discussion features guest speaker, Spencer Headworth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at Purdue University. Free parking at the parking garage across the street.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: McKinley Foundation, Living Room, 809 S. Fifth St., C.

Cost: Free.

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Top Hat." (1935). Not Rated. 101 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $6, additional $1 processing fee (online only).

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

Next week

ANIMATED SERIES AND DISCUSSION

What: "Mass Incarceration: An Animated Series." Sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Champaign County. Three animated shorts and a panel discussion how to repair our broken criminal justice system. Panel includes Lavette Mayes, whose story is in one of the films. Ben Ruddell of ACLU/Illinois will moderate.

When:7 p.m. Feb. 12.

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

More info: Call 217-355-0068 or facebook.com/ChampaignCountyACLU.

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AFTERNOON MOVIE MATINEE

What: Set in the Summer of 1963, the Watsons set out on a family road trip where their experiences give them a newfound courage and helps them grow stronger as a family.Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18.

Where: Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-893-3955 or rantoul.lib.il.us.

SILENT MOVIE WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE

What: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music is sponsoring a special premier performance of Renée Bakers' new film score composed for the newly discovered 1930 silent movie, "Borderline," starring Paul and Eslanda Robeson, as part of this year's Black History Month. Featuring the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Following the showing, a 45-minute discussion with Baker and the audience.

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 24.

Where: University of Illinois Foellinger Auditorium, 709 W. Mathews Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

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

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES: BAD MOVIE MONDAYS

What: "Flash Gordon" (1980). Rated PG. 111 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

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

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

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

FEBRUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Black Panther" (2018). Rated PG-13. 135 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and 28.

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

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

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

MARCH REEL DEALS

What: "Big" (1986). Rated PG3. 130 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. March 5 and 7.

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

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

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Gaslight." (1944). Not Rated. 114 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. March 9.

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

Cost: Tickets $6, additional $1 processing fee (online only).

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

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES: BAD MOVIE MONDAYS

What: "Xanadu" (1980). Rated PG. 96 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. March 25.

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

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

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

MUSIC

This weekend

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Dance at Illinois faculty musicians. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 7.

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.

SONIC ILLINOIS: JUPITER STRING QUARTET WITH CHUNGLIANG AL HUANG, TAI JI MASTER

What: The pairing of music and movement inspired this program by the quartet-in-residence at the University of Illinois.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by The Virtual Jazz Orchestra with Mark Smar. 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. Feb. 8.

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.

60TH ANNUAL EIU JAZZ FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

What: A glimpse of EIU Jazz: Past, Present, and Future. This year's EIU Jazz Festival celebrates EIU's jazz heritage. Special guests and EIU jazz alumni Josh Marcus (alto sax), Aaron Eckert (trombone), and, Tim Stanley (trumpet) will join the EIU Jazz Ensemble for the opening concert.

When:7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

Where: The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $7-$17.

More info:Call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

POP UP PERFORMANCE: AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY

What: Enjoy a 30-minute performance in our lobby by the American Harp Society, Central Illinois Chapter.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

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

Cost: Free.

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

YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS WINNER: HANZHI WANG, ACCORDION

What: Praised for her engaging stage presence and performances that are technically and musically brilliant, Hanzhi Wang is the first accordionist to join the roster of Young Concert Artists in its 57-year history of discovering extraordinary musicians.

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$55.

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. Feb. 11 (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.

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.

COLES COUNTY BARBERSHIP SINGERS

What: Annual Singing Valentines event. Quartets will sing love songs, deliver a box of candy, a card and a photo of the to the recipient. All proceeds go to area high school vocal music programs who participate in the annual Youth in harmony Festival held each fall.

When: Feb. 14.

Where: Quartets sing in homes or at work place sites.

Cost: $35.

More info: Call 217-549-6671 to schedule for Arthur, Charleston or Mattoon; and 217-276-3312 for the Oakland and Paris area.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With the 12 -piece band Knights of Cambiria performing an eclectic repertoire of dance and film music from around the world. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 14.

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.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. Feb. 15.

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.

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: "Lynn Harrell Plays Elgar." "Music of the British Isles." Concert features Sinfonia da Camera featuring principal oboist John Dee, and guest cello soloist Lynn Harrell.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

FREE FAMILY FUN CONCERT

What: Playful lyrics, joyful grooves, and the lively influences of Caribbean and New Orleans culture come together in the toe-tapping music of celebrated songwriter, band leader, and music educator Jazzy Ash and her five-member troupe of musical adventurers, the Leaping Lizards.

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 16 Craft activities begin at 9 a.m..

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

Cost: Free.

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

SONIC ILLINOIS: EIGHTH BLACKBIRD AND THIRD COAST PERCUSSION: STEVE REICH'S MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS

What: A mesmerizing musical event, widely recognized as one of the most influential pieces of the 20th century, and every hearing—and seeing—of it offers a new perspective to the listener.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

FAMILY CONCERT

What: Featuring virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine. The whole family is welcome KAM for the concert and to talk with Ms. Barton Pine afterward.

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 16.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, Main Level, East Gallery. 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info: Email kam@illinois.edu or call 217-333-1861.

Future highlights

SONIC ILLINOIS: UI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH RACHEL BARTON PINE, VIOLIN

What: The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of pieces conducted by Donald Schleicher with guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 17.

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.

SONIC ILLINOIS: ILLINOIS WIND SYMPHONY

What: Since its inception, the Illinoiw Wind Symphony has served as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program and is an innovator in the wind band field.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

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.

WILLIAM HEILES, PIANO

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital.

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

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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With the Joan Hickey Trio. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 21.

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.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT

What: Featuring Jeff Kolar and jonCates. Sudden Sound concerts feature leading artists in improvised music and the jazz avant-garde. Kolar and jonCates utilize an array of electronic and analog instruments, as well as devices designed and fabricated by hand, to create new electromagnetic infrastructure proposing alternate narratives and experiences. part of Improvers Exchange, a 2018-2019 initiative of the Center for Advanced Study.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info: Email kam@illinois.edu or call 217-333-1861.

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

What: This live performance features Rudolf Haken (six-string electric viola), Bernard Scully (horn), and Shubhang Goswami (beatboxer). This performance includes works by Rudolf Haken and Joe Deninzon.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info:http://kam.illinois.edu

IN CONCERT AT CPL: INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC & DANCE

What:An afternoon of classical Indian music and dance with University of Illinois' talented Society for the Promotion Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth (SPICMACAY). Part of the NEA Big Read Champaign-Urbana.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24.

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

Cost: Free.

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

SEA CHANTEY SING

What: Sing sea chanteys, the energetic work songs of the sailors, and other songs of the ocean, the inland waters, the fishers, dockworkers and the ports. Singing experience is not required.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25 (fourth Monday of every month).

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

More info: Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

'A THOUSAND THOUGHTS'

What: A live documentary with Kronos Quartet. Written and directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini. Sonic Illinois. A multi-media performance piece blending live music and narration with archival footage and film interviews with prominent artists.

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

Where: Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Dessert and Conversation in the Krannert Room.

Cost: Tickets $10-$37.

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

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With The Young and the Fretless. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WIND ORCHESTRA

What: The outstanding musicians in the orchestra excel at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music's reaches as they undertake works for large or small groups, traditional pieces, and new compositions.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 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.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. March 1.

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.

SONIC ILLINOIS: ILLINOIS MODERN ENSEMBLE

What: 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. March 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.

DAY OF THE DRUM

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. This day-long encounter with percussion featuring energetic and engaging performances, a tap dance lesson and demonstration, an appearance by Maffit himself, and collaborations between UI School of Music and professional ensembles, all of which will culminate in an evening ticketed performance by the taiko drummers of Kodo.

When: Event starts at noon. Evening ticketed concert, 7:30 p.m. March 2.

Where: Free performances at Stage 5, Stage 6, Lobby. Concert in Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Dessert and Conversation in the Krannert Room.

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

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

CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

What: Professor Charlotte Mattax Moersch plays the fourth concert in the series "Saturdays with Sebastian" which features a solo harpsichord performance of J. S. Bach's beautiful Partita in E Minor, BWV 830.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. March 2.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info:http://kam.illinois.edu

SINFONIA DA CAMERA

What: "A Bouquet of Classics" includes Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Ian Hobson conducting from the piano, Joseph Hayden's Symphony No. 104 and Wolfgang Am adeus Mozart's Symphony No. 39.

When: 7:30 p.m. March. 2.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

More info: krannertcenter.com, sinfonia.illinois.edu or call 217-333-6280.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT

What: The Parkland Chamber Singers and Parkland Wind Ensemble joint concert.

When: 3 to 4 p.m. March 3.

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.

HINDSLEY SYMPHONIC BAND

What: The Hindsley Symphonic Band performs music for large ensembles, historic works, transcriptions, and modern pieces.

When: 3 p.m. March 3.

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.

BAROQUE ARTISTS OF CHAMPAIGN URBANA

What: Young Baroque Artist Competition Showcase Concert. Join the BACH Choir, the talented winners of our annual high school student-artist competition, and Mahomet-Seymour High School Chamber Choir for a joint concert.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 3.

Where: McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., C.

Cost: Tickets , $10, students; $20, general.

More info:baroqueartists.org or email info@baroqueartists.org.

UI PHILHARMONIA

What: The versatile musicians of this orchestra play works ranging from new experimental pieces to classics of the literature.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 6.

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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Almost "A" Quintet. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. March 7.

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 by Samba Soul Band (Brazilian / Latin Music). 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. March 8.

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.

ART REMASTERED

What: Enjoy a series of live performances by local musicians as they respond to various artworks in the collection with original music.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. March 8.

Where:Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info: Call 217-333-1861, kam.illinois.edu or email kam@illinois.edu.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "Terra Nostra," written by Stacy Garrop, CUSO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence. CUSO is joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society and the Central Illinois Children's Chorus to perform this moving music, which focuses on the relationship between our planet and mankind.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 9.

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.

PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERT

What: Parkland College Orchestra and Band.

When: 3 to 4 p.m. March 10.

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.

BLACK SACRED MUSIC SYMPOSIUM CONCERT

What: The concert, presented by the University of Illinois Black Chorus, is the culmination of a four-day-long conference dedicated to the study of Black Sacred Music traditions.

When: 5 p.m. March 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $10.

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

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. March 11 (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.

SONIC ILLINOIS: ILLINOIS MODERN ENSEMBLE AND UI PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

What: The Illinois Modern Ensemble comprises students dedicated to the performance of new chamber and electronic music. The UI Percussion Ensemble showcases percussion traditions from around the globe.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 13.

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.

SUDDEN SOUND CONCERT

What: Featuring Trio Senza Rete. David Rothenberg, clarinet, laptop electronics; Gary Kelly, bass; and John Wieczorek, percussion, combine ambient, avant-world jazz improvisations with an eclectic assortment of chirps, trills, clicks, and whistles from the natural world.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 15.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info:kam.illinois.edu, email kam@illinois.edu or call 217-333-1861.

DOGS OF SOCIETY

What: The ultimate Elton John rock tribute. Get ready for a night of classic Elton John music.

When: 7 p.m. March 16. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets, $30 general admission non-reserved seat.

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

STYX AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY

What: "Get Your Rock & Git R Done: Laugh. Rock. Seriously." Tour. Two forces come together on stage for one unforgettable night of hits and jokes.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $36-$116.50 plus fees.

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

KENNEY CHESNEY

What: Kenny Chesney's Songs For The Saints Tour. With David Lee Murphy and Caroline Jones.

When: 7 p.m. April 5.

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

Cost: Tickets $39.50 -$95.50 plus fees.

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

DANCING

This weekend

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What: Weekly swing social dancing. All are welcome. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No partner or special shoes needed.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7-March 14.

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. Valentine's Day dance. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

TANGO AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

What: Tango dancing with music by Tangotta, featuring Armand Beaudoin, bass and cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Sam Gingher, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar. Open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner.

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, Main Level, East Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email kam@illinois.edu, call 217-333-1861 or kam.illinois.edu.

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. Feb. 5 and 26, room to be determined.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 12-26.

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. Cha Cha lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Too Old to Be Controlled. Deborah Hyland, caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 15.

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

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

What: "Magic Under the Sea." A special evening of dancing and fun for girls and their father or father-figure. Evening includes cupcakes, make-it take-it craft and photo booth. All proceeds go to The Little Theatre On The Square.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

Where: Sullivan Elementary School, 910 N. Graham St., Sullivan.

Cost: Per couple, $25 in advance, $30 at the door; $10, each additional child.

More info: thelittletheatre.org or call 217-728-7375.

Future highlights

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

What: Central Illinois English Country Dancers. Music by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required. Bring soft-soled, nonmarking, nonstreet shoes.

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Admission, $3.

More info: Call 217-359-8225, centralillinoisecd.org or email ciecd-info@centralillinoisecd.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Happy Hour Novice Dance at 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

WEST COAST SWING NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: West Coast Swing Night Club provides a variety of music and decoration to have a special Saturday night out. Open dancing.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Mardi Gras Dance. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 1.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Mound City Slickers . Karen Jackson, caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. March 1

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

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Swing Dance Lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m..

When: 7 to 10 p.m. March 8.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Class demonstrations. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 15.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Rare Privilege. Tamara Lowenthal , caller. No partner or experience needed. Bring soft-soled, nonstreet shoes. New dancer orientation at 7:30 p.m.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. March 15.

Where: Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.

Cost: Pay what you can, $5-$10.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

WEST COAST SWING NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: West Coast Swing Night Club provides a variety of music and decoration to have a special Saturday night out. Open dancing.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 16.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

TANGO AT KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

What: Tango dancing with music by Tangotta, featuring Armand Beaudoin, bass and cello; Dorothy Martirano, violin; Sam Gingher, keyboard and accordion; and George Turner, guitar. Open to dancers of all abilities, with or without a dance partner.

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 23.

Where Krannert Art Museum, Main Level, East Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email kam@illinois.edu, call 217-333-1861 or kam.illinois.edu.

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What: Weekly swing social dancing. All are welcome. Usually DJ'd by a local dancer. No partner or special shoes needed.

When: 9 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, March 28, April 4-25.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PERFORMING ARTS

This weekend

VOICE READING SERIES

What: VOICE Reading Series showcases fiction writers and poets from the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Illinois. A variety of authors will present new poetry and fiction.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, Main Level, East Gallery, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-333-1861, kam.illinois.edu or email kam@illinois.edu.

FEBRUARY DANCE: DANCING 50: MOVING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK

What: Dance at Illinois.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$22.

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

'THE BIG BANG'

What: An audience-interactive, murder mystery dinner presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company's Seven Corpse Murder Mystery Dinners.

When: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Doors open and cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Dragonfly event center at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount.

Cost: Tickets $40; includes dinner, drama and dessert; drinks not included.

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

THE ART OF DANCE AND CLASSICAL BALLET

What: The dance school from O'Fallon, Mo. teaches ages 3-63 and features tap, classical ballet, hip hop, jazz and musical theater. Dance instructor, Bridget Boyko, is excited about performing at Eagle's View, as resident Paula B. was a dance instructor with the school for over 30 years.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

Where: Eagle's View Supportive Living & Memory Care, 200 W. International Ave., Rantoul.

Cost:Admission is free

More info: Call 217-892-2800.

Next week

ZOO IMPROV OPEN REHEARSALS

What: If you ever wanted to catch the "Improv Bug" we have a net for you. Opening rehearsals to anyone who wants to stop by for some Improv training. From our favorite beginners to anyone who has performed with Harold, you are welcome to stop by. Rehearsals are run in a workshop fashion and we modify the plan to meet the needs of new improvisers, while offering an approachable challenge to those with experience.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through March 4.

Where: SoDo Theater, 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: No registration fee, but donations are welcome.

More info: zooimprov.com or email Aubrey at workshops@zooimprov.com.

SPEAK CAFE

What: SPEAK (Song, Poetry, Expression, Art, and Knowledge) Café is creative space to share your craft, express thoughts, recite poetry, rap, or even show artwork. It is an open showcase for your stories and your experiences. Organized and moderated by Shaya Robinson.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, main level, Cafe, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free.

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

COMEDY NIGHT

What: C-U Comedy's Valentine's Weekend Stand Up Comedy Show. Headliner: Joe Roderick (The Jukebox Comedy Club, Peoria, Fox Sports Midwest). With Champaign-Urbana Comedy's Mikel Matthews.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15.

Where: Alto Vineyards, 4210 N. Duncan Road, C.

Cost: Tickets, $15.

More info: Call 217-356-4784.

WINTER TALES CULTURAL PERFORMANCE

What: Storyteller and musician Dylan Jennings (Bad River Band, Lake Superior Ojibwe shares about the traditional lifeway of his people. Listen to the vibrant stories, history and songs that continue to flourish in Ojibwe Country with traditional teachings embedded along the way. Part of the museum's 17th annual Winter Tales celebration that also includes a talk on the environmental work being done by many tribal communities, a talk on powwows, and an educator workshop; see website for details.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Where: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email spurlock-museum@illinois.edu, call 217-333-2360 or spurlock.illinois.edu.

DANCE ARTS PERFORMANCE 2019: THE WAYWARD GIRL

What: An original restaging of the 1789 classical ballet "La Fille Mal Gardée." A timeless tale of the comedic relationship between a widowed mother and her strong-willed daughter. Presented by Champaign Park District Dance Arts.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

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

Cost: Tickets $10, child under 12; $10, seniors; $13, adults. Additional $2 per ticket processing fees apply (online only)

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

Future highlights

ZOO IMPROV FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV

What: "Final Fridays" show. Kid-friendly interactive family show at 7 p.m. followed by the cage-free comedy for the rest of the family at 8:30.

When: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

Where: SoDo Theater, 111 S. Walnut St., C.

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

More info: zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.

STEP AFRIKA!

What: Step Afrika! pays homage to the African American step show, introduces audiences to Zulu and South African Gumboot Dance, shares the step tradition of audience participation and closes with a complex, polyrhythmic percussive symphony that brings audiences to their feet. Sponsored as part of African American History Month .

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

Where: The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $25.

More info:Call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

STUDIODANCE I: DANCING 50: MOVING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK

What: Dance at Illinois. Performances in Program A feature Charlie Maybee, a tap dancer, choreographer and graduate student in dance at Illinois, and includes four alumni of the dance department. Program B includes works created by Dance at Illinois faculty in conjunction with alumni.

When: 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1 and 2. Program A, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, 9 p.m. March 1 and 7 p.m. March 2. Program B, 9 p.m. Feb. 28, 7 p.m. March 1 and 9 p.m. March 2.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$17.

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

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

What: The show features local women sharing personal stories in an intimate show that will delight audiences. Lineup at http://www.SheSaidProject.com. And don't miss the After-Party, hosted by Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. Tickets available at https://www.juniorleaguecu.org/events/twss/

When: 7:30 p.m. March 2.

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

Cost:Tickets, $40; additional $3 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

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

DANCE PERFORMANCE: FROM HAND TO HAND

What: Observe a unique performance inspired by art on view. Dancers from the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth will performance an original dance choreographed as a response to artwork in the museum.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 7.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

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MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP AND MMDG MUSIC ENSEMBLE: PEPPERLAND

What: Mark Morris pays tribute to the iconic 1967 Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9.

Where: Tryon Festival 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.

BIG GROVE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

What: Brought together by popular demand are four tellers who have entertained many nature center audiences over the years: Kath Brinkmann, Dan Keding, Kim Petzing, and Kim Sheahan. The fun will include crafts and contests. Concessions available, along with a booth where the tellers will sell their merchandise.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. March 9.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost:Free.

More info:Call 217-384-4062.

THE CHOIR OF MAN

What:The cast features world-class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists and poets, ensuring that there is something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show for all ages.

When: 7 p.m. March 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $29.50-$69.50, additional $4 processing fee (online only).

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

TALL STORIES: EMILY BROWN AND THE THING

What: London's Tall Stories is a charming theatrical company that uses puppetry and its unique style of physical storytelling to make warmhearted and witty productions for audiences of all ages. .

When: 7:30 p.m. March 12.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$20.

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

DORRANCE DANCE: JUNGLE BLUES, THREE TO ONE, MYELINATION

What: Under the direction of Michelle Dorrance, "one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today" (The New Yorker), Dorrance Dance upholds the traditions of tap dance, a uniquely American art form, while propelling them forward rhythmically, technically, and conceptually.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

COMEDY MACHINE

What:An evening of dining and comedy. Three comedians that deliver. Larry Smith,Bob Jay (Man of 999 voices),Andy Kern. Dinner served prior to the show & is included with your ticket.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 15. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Watseka Theatre, 218 E. Walnut St.

Cost: Tickets $40/person reserved seat dinner included.

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

STYX AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY

What: "Get Your Rock & Git R Done: Laugh. Rock. Seriously." Tour. . Two forces come together on stage for one unforgettable night of hits and jokes.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $36-$116.50 plus fees.

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

THEATER

This weekend

'COME BLOW YOUR HORN'

What: Parkland Theatre. The 28th Annual Student Production features a student director and all-student staff..

When:7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9, 15, 16, 3 p.m. Feb. 17.

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

Cost: All tickets $10.

More info: Call 217-351-2528, parkland.edu/theatre or email theatre@parkland.edu.

'HANSEL AND GRETEL AND CREEPY WOODS'

What: Presented by Tri-County Players' Kid's Camp.

When:7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9, 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

Where: Paxton Market Street Theater, 120 N. Market St., Paxton.

Cost:Tickets $5.

More info:Call 217-379-7028.'HIT THE WALL'What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. Contains strong adult content.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9, and 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

'THE TRADING POST'

What: Charleston Community Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9, 2 p.m. Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16.

Where: The Charleston Elks Lodge #623, 720 6th St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $5-$8.

More info: charlestoncommunitytheatre.com or call 877-842-3267.

Next week

'JOHN & JEN'

What: DLO Musical Theatre. Dinner and dessert theatre performances.

When:Dinner theatre, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16, dessert performance, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

Where:Harrison Park Clubhouse, Danville.

Cost:Dinner theater, $25-$38; dessert performance, $15-$25.

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

Future highlights

'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME'

What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. Based on Mark Haddon's prizewinning 2003 novel, the play explores the bonds between parent and child, and what it means to accept shortcomings in those we love.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 2, 7-9, and 3 p.m. March 10. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. March 1 and 9.

Where: Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., U. Dessert and Conversation in the Krannert Room.

Cost: Tickets $10-$25. Dessert and Conversation, $10.

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

'DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY'

What: Champaign Park District Youth Theatre performance.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22, 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$14.

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

'A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2'

What: The Celebration Company. Directed by Rick Orr.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-24, 27, 28 and March 2, 3 p.m. March 3, 7:30 p.m. March 6-9.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$15. $10 for everyone on the first Friday performance

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

'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.

'GUYS AND DOLLS'

What: Spring musical performed by the GCMS High School Chorus Department. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

When:7 p.m. March 8 and 9.

Where:Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School, gymnasium, 815 N. Church St., Gibson City.

Cost: Tickets, reserved, $7; at the door, $3-$5.

More info: Call 217-784-4292.

'KINKY BOOTS'

What: 2018-19 WCIA 3 Broadway Series.

When: 8 p.m. April 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $39-$65 plus fees.

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

'THE LITTLE MERMAID'

What: Presented by CU Junior Woman's Club's Tom Thumb Theatre. Proceeds benefit the CU Junior Woman's Club.

When: 7 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 2, and 4 p.m. March 3.

Where: Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Pre-sale tickets, $7, Feb. 1-28 at CU Junior Woman's Club, Orpheum Children's Science Museum and Schnucks in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy. Tickets at the door, $7, members; $8, kids; $10, adults.

More info: orpheumkids.com, email info@orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

'LOST IN YONKERS'

What: Twin City Theatre Company presents Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23, 2 p.m. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. March 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. March 3.

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

Cost: Tickets $12-$15.

More info: twincitytheatreco.com, call 217-353-5282 or email twincitytheatreco@gmail.com.

'MR. MARMALADE'

What: Eastern Illinois University's Department of Theatre. A very black comedy about 4-year-old Lucy and her imaginary friend, a criminal gangster named Mr. Marmalade. Not suitable for children.

When:7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1 and 2, noon March 3.

Where: The Black Box Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $5-$11.

More info:Call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

'OUR TOWN'

What: The timeless classic by Thornton Wilder. Presented by Champaign Urbana Theatre Company.

When: 7 p.m. March 14-16, 2 p.m. March 17.

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

Cost: Tickets $14 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students.

More info: http://cutc.org/ or call 217-352-4085.

'SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.'

What: Featuring the students of the Future Stars

Dance & Drama Program. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.

When: 7 p.m. April 5, 2 and 7 p.m. April 6, 2 p.m. April 7.

Where: The Little Theatre on the Square, 16 E. Harrison St., Sullivan.

Cost:Tickets $10.40-$12.50.

More info: Call 217-728-7375 or thelittletheatre.org.

SONIC ILLINOIS: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

What: Lyric Theatre

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23, and 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

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.

'WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION'

What: Red Mask Players.

When:: 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 6, 2 p.m. April 7, 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 13, 2 p.m. April 14.

Where: Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Tickets $18-$20.

More info: Call 217-442-5858, email boxoffice@redmaskplayers.com or redmaskplayers.com.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

OWL PROWL: ALL AGES

What: This all-ages program begins indoors with a presentation, then we will hit the trails to call and search for owls! Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home! Register early for this popular program. Register by Feb. 7 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $5; children 2 and younger are free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 9.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

Next week

WINTER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's outdoor group runs a 4- or 6-mile loop through campus and Urbana. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, November through March 2019.

Where: Meet at the southwest entrance to the UI Armory (corner of Gregory Drive and Fourth Street).

More info: secondwindrunningclub.org or email funruns@secondwindrunningclub.org.

NAKED TREE WALK

What: Winter is a perfect time to see a tree's natural structure because the shape of each tree tells a story. Enjoy the fresh air on a leisurely stroll through residential Monticello while learning how to identify and care for your trees from Extension Educator Ryan Pankau. Hot chocolate will be served. The six-block route will follow State, Grant, Charter and Livingston streets. Register by Feb. 11.

When: 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 14.

Where: Monticello Community Building, 201 N. State St., Monticello.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-762-2191, https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=19640 or email vallhand@illinois.edu.

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

What:Help with bird conservation by counting birds. Record the birds you see through the Wildlife Observation Room and during guided hikes. Get instruction in bird identification. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair at the center. Recipes for the Birds, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., make one feeder to take home and one for the center's Wildlife Habitat Garden; Nest Builders, 1 to 3 p.m., learn about bird architects and make a nest helper to provide materials like laundry lint and yarn scraps.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Winter Bird Hike, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave. Bird hike in Busey woods.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062, email amjones@urbanaparks.org or gbbc.birdcount.org/.

FROG CALL SURVEY TRAINING: BOINKS, PEEPS & TWANGS

What: The Forest Preserve District is looking for volunteers for our Frog Call Survey citizen science program. Learn how frog monitoring works and how to identify frogs by their calls. Receive a CD of frog calls. There will be a follow-up optional field training session April 11. Dress for the weather, as we may go on a short hike. Ages 18 and up. Register by Feb. 15 at ccfpd.org.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16.

Where Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

Future highlights

GARDEN SPEAKER SERIES - ENSURING THAT ILLINOIS TREES DO NOT BECOME ENDANGERED

What: Elizabeth Jeffery, Professor Emerita from UIUC and Master Naturalist, will present an engaging talk about native Illinois tree species in the greatest danger and what you can do to help at home. Visit the special outdoor exhibit, "Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat," created by The Morton Arboretum and The Global Trees Campaign.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17.

Where Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

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

SCHOOL'S OUT: GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

What: Enjoy making bird-themed crafts and help count the birds at our feeders for this citizen science event. From 2 to 4 p.m., see birds up close with UI researchers as they demonstrate mist netting at the bird feeders. All ages.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18.

Where Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S. Homer Lake Road, Homer.

Cost: Free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.org.

OWL PROWL: ADULTS

What: This program for adults begins indoors with a slideshow, then we will hit the trails to call and search for owls! Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home! Register early for this popular program. Register by Feb. 19 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $5; children 2 and younger are free.

More info: ccfpd.org, call 217-896-2455 or email jwick@ccfpd.org.

OWL PROWL FOR KIDS

What: Opportunity for kids ages 6-15 to explore Busey Woods at night in search of wild owls. Program begins indoors with a presentation, then hit the trails. After the hike, dissect an owl pellet, meet the nature center's resident screech owls and warm up with cocoa. Be prepared for wet, cold and/or slippery conditions, no strollers. Pending weather conditions, this program may be rescheduled. A minimum of one adult is required for every three children. Register at urbanaparks.org/register.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: $9, resident, $14, non-resident by Feb. 9, $11-$17 by Feb. 16. Parents free with registered child.

More info: urbanaparks.org/register or call 217-367-1544.

MAPLE SUGAR DAYS

What: Explore the science and the history behind maple sugaring, learn how to do it yourself, and even take home a sample of syrup made from our very own trees. All ages. Register by Feb. 22 at ccfpd.org.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 23.

Where: Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer.

Cost: $5.

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

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

What: Central Illinois Aerospace model rocket club. Fliers with rockets of all sizes will be welcome and all spectators are invited to come and watch. Dependent on weather. Call Greg Smith at 840-1678 around 11 a.m. for status of the launch.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

Where: Dodds Park, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: ciarocketry.org, call 217-359-8225 or email cia-info@ciarocketry.org

NATURE PLAY KIDS

What: Recommended for ages 3 -6 with adult. Bring your little one to the nature center for creative play time with guidance and additional supplies from a nature play facilitator. Weekly themes depend on current events in nature and are announced the week before each program. Programs take place outdoors except in cases of severe weather. Drop-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged to have enough supplies for everyone; call to register.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, March 1-April 12.

Where: Friendship Grove Nature Playscape, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Fee $4/child; kids under 6 months attend free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062 or urbanaparks.org.

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS

What: This workshop is for folks with little or no birding experience. Learn how to use binoculars, spot and identify common local birds and discover a bit about each bird's natural history. Spend time indoors getting acquainted with bird watching and then try out new skills during a hike in the woods. All equipment will be provided, including a trail snack.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. March 2.

Where: Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: $10 for C-U residents; $15 non-resident; if registered by Feb. 16.

More info: Call 217-367-1544 or urbanaparks.org.

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, March 3 through May 26.

Where: Meet at Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS ORCHID SOCIETY

What: Annual orchard show and sale, featuring blooming plants and displays from members, orchards for sale. Also repotting demos at noon and 2 p.m. and will raffle a nice blooming orchid.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9.

Where: Hessel Park Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Ave.

Cost: Free admission.

More info:Call 217-369-4086 or email Info@ciorchidsociety.org.

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Inc. See astronomical objects through their telescopes. A new observatory building was recently completed to accommodate the increasing number of guests. Use the newly refurbished primary dome instrument, a 16 primary diameter mirror Cassegrain telescope. Canceled in the event of bad weather, including cloudy skies.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. March 9.

Where: CUAS Prairie Winds Observatory, 926 County Road 700 E, C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email cuas@cuas.org or cuas.org or call 217-356-2567 if the weather is iffy..

UI MUSEUMS

Krannert Art Museum

What: Exhibitions, "Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship" through Feb. 9; "Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago" through March 23, and "Blue & White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" through May 11. 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.

What:Artist Talk by Matt Kenyon, "The Ethics and Aesthetics of Accumulation and Waste," Lower Level, KAM Auditorium.

When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

What:Gallery Conversation: Kennedy Browne, featuring Anita Chan and Ben Grosser. Moderated by Amy L. Powell, Main Level, West Gallery.

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 8.

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,"From the Subcontinent to the Prairie: Stories of Immigration and Identity."

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 May 19.

What:Get to Know India Program Series. A different region of India featured each week with activities exploring the natural environment, arts, architecture, literature, language, and history specific to that area. Feb. 10: South India, featuring a performance by SPICMACAY at 2 p.m. The series is part of the NEA Big Read community reading program.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Series held Sundays through March 10.

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: "Works by Eugene Thomas."

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through Feb. 8.

What: Reception for "Annual Town & County Amateur Art Show" and "Blackhawk Park Exhibition."

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through March 15.

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.

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM

What: The museum celebrates the history of Douglas County and East Central Illinois by collecting, researching, preserving, and interpreting artifacts of historical and cultural interest.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Sunday by appointment only. Closed holidays.

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.

GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

What: The Georgetown Historical Society has reopened the museum. Unique antiques and collectables from the past.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 through April 4, and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 10 through March 31. Groups are asked to call or text Betty Manning at 217-260-2475, or text at the Georgetown Historical Society for arrangements for a private tour; call at least 24 to 48 hours in advance.

Where: 510 N. Main St., Georgetown.

More info: Call 217-260-2475 or Georgetown Historical Society/ Facebook.

IROQUOIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM

What: "Collage Creations by Maureen Ziemer" 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 Feb. 28.

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: School's Out: Celebrate George Washington & Abe Lincoln. Make some presidential crafts while watching videos and singing songs that teach about President's Day. Make a fun snack to fill out the celebration! All ages.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18.

Where: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: Spring Semester Clubs. Fun and educational options for students during their time out of school to engage in hands-on exploration of science and technology. Saturdays: STEAMpunk Jr. and Jr. Robotics for kindergarten through grade 1, STEAMpunk Kids for grades 2-5, Exploring Robotics for grades 3-6, Jr. Robotics for grades 2-4, and a Sunday club, Imagination City for kindergarten through grade 5.

When: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 9, 23, March 9, 30, April 20 and May 4; and 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 10, 24, March 10, 31, April 14 and May 5.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Enrollment fees vary per club and membership discounts are available.

More info: orpheumkids.com/clubs/ , 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: Open house to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 210th birthday. Display of Lincoln birthday cards created by 4th and 5th grade children. Awards will be given to the winners of this year's card contest at 3 p.m. Punch and cake will be served. Both the museum center and Fithian House will be open.

When: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 10.

What: Exhibit, "Down on the Farm," highlights the agricultural history of Vermilion County and honor sthe 100th Anniversary of the Vermilion County Farm Bureau.

When: Winter hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday and holidays. Through May.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Open house is free. 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, Feb. 8-April 26 (except March 1, 22, April 5).

Main feature:"Cosmic Colors," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 8-23.

Children's features:"One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" 7 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 9-23.President's Day Special: "Sunstruck!" 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 18.Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Admission, $5-$6. President's Day Special, all tickets $5.

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.

THE ART MA SHOW (X-RATED ART)

What: A celebration of the human body exhibit featuring X-rated, sexual, and lowbrow art for mature audience only. Hosting artists include Phil Strang, Cindy Blair Sampson, Marc-Anthony Macon, Ralph Roether and Laura Anne Welle.

When: Opening reception, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 15. Second day and closing reception, noon to 10 p.m. Feb. 16.

Where: 123 W. Main St., U (next to Blackbird).

More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/818554388496760/ or call 217-649-4565 or 217-621-5270.

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: Opening reception for 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: 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17. Open, 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.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE

What: January and February 2019 will feature local woodworker and artist, Jim Sheehan.

When 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday Through Feb. 28.

Where: Paul Brumaghim gallery, 320 N. Franklin St., Danville.

More info: Call 217-442-9264 or email thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Special exhibit, "Smokey Bear is 75!" Stop by to enjoy a selection of historical posters featuring Smokey and his friends. And learn more about how modern prescribed burns.

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 March 1.

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 SQUARE

What: Opening day for "Best in Show Photographic Print Competition." The Urbana Park District and Champaign County Camera Club's 18th annual competition.

When: Noon Feb. 9. Mall hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. On display until noon Feb. 17.

Where: 300 S. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: urbanaparks.org or call 217-367-1544 extension 277.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "BESA: A Code of Honor — Muslim Albanians who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust," a traveling exhibit from Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through Feb. 17.

Where: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-337-1500 or universityymca.org/art.

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Reception for "Draped and Bundled: Paintings by Leeah Joo." With a gallery talk by Joo at 6:30 p.m. and music by Cobra Lounge Trio. Additional artist lecture at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 14 in Room U14.0

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday; Feb. 11 through March 26. Closed Fridays and Sundays, and Feb. 28, March 16-24.

Where: Giertz Gallery, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2485, artgallery.parkland.edu or email giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: Reception for the Art Exhibition, "The Art of Timing" by Patricia Monigold.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Open, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Feb. 16 through March 9.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-819-3909, email michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or champaignparks.com/art-exhibits.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: Opening day "2019 Undergraduate All Student Show."

When: Feb. 9. Open, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through March 3.

Where: Main Gallery, 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.

CITY OF URBANA

What: Opening reception for Urbana Public Arts Program's "Artist of the Corridor" exhibit, "Hard to Place," by Natalie Pivoney.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Open, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Urbana City Building; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Urbana Free Library. Closed holidays. throughout the month of February.

Where: Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.; and Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.

Cost: Free.

More info: facebook.com/urbanapublicarts.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "As We See It," paintings by Preston Jackson and Joy Kessler.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through March 16.

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. On, Dec. 8, The Chickadee Sermon, a four-piece folk quartet, from 10 to 11 a.m.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 9-April 27.

Where: Inside Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana.

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

PRAIRIE FRUITS FARM & CREAMERY

What:"Dote on the Does." Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or a specialty coffee drink as you meet the moms of the babies that will be born this spring. Our staff will be grooming and feeding the goats, as well as answering any questions. Then come back into the Farm Store for a cheese board and glass of wine or beer. The store will have a limited repertoire of cheese for sale, as well as other products (meats, eggs, sausages, locally milled flour, honey, jam, PFF& C "merch" and more.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 9 through March 10.

Where: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., C.

More info: Call 217-643-2314 or prairiefruits.com.

WINTER VERSION — DANVILLE FARMER'S MARKET

What: This is a group of local vendors with a variety of products including baked goods, meat, eggs, coffee, crafts, produce (limited), plan ts, authored books and more. All vendor fees support the Fischer restoration.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every second Saturday, Feb. 9 through March 9.

Where: Fischer Theater, 158 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

More info: facebook.com/pg/DanvilleFM/events/ or call 217-474-2701.

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: The bazaar is filled with creative homemade crafts including woodworking, collectables, direct sales, unique finds and so much more. No market in January and February.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 (third Saturday of every month).

Where: Merchant Building on the Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, Arthur.

More info: Call 217-520-3349, 217-254-5010 or email dbissonett@gmail.com.