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EVENTS

This weekend

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

What: Fan Powered World Tour. The Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. There will be opportunities before, during and after the game to directly interact with Globetrotters stars.At the Globetrotters' exclusive pre-game event, get unprecedented access to the stars as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court. A free autograph session after the game.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Magic Pass, 5:30 to 6 p.m.

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

Cost: $20-$85 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641, 217-333-2923 or statefarmcenter.com/events.

LIONS IN WINTER LITERARY FESTIVAL

What: An annual literary festival, featuring readings by three visiting authors, Barrie Jean Borich, creative nonfiction writer, Lynnell Edwards, poet, and Rion Amilcar Scott, fiction writer, who will also lead craft talks on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; an editors' panel discussion; a book fair in the Doudna Concourse, and more. Registration is required for attendance at craft talks and for breakfast and lunch. Writers' readings and book fair are free and open to the public.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26.

Where: Doudna Lecture Hall and Recital Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University campus, Charleston.

Cost: General admission, $40; includes continental breakfast and lunch; High school students, college students and EIU faculty can register for free, $10 to add lunch; Coles County Art Council member, $30 (must call to receive special CCAC price); onsite general admission, day of the event, $50.

More info: castle.eiu.edu/lionsinwinter/registration, email arvietto@eiu.edu or call 217-581-2428.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

What: This event marks the culmination of the week of events celebrating Dr. King's legacy. Join us for performances by students from the International Prep Academy and the University of Illinois Department of Theatre. The College of Education will present awards to the winners and honorable mention recipients of the MLK Creative Expressions Contest. Entertainment for all ages.

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

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.

Next week

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: The Love For All Poetry Crawl celebrating the poetic talent of Central Illinois residents and students. Poems, prose-poems and song lyrics will be chosen by the committee, printed and spread through participating downtown businesses. Also multiple readings by those interested in performing. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 4 to 11 p.m. Feb. 1.

Where: downtown Urbana.

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

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

What: Celebrate the Year of the Pig with crafts, music, and books.

When: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-4405 or urbanafreelibrary.org.

CENTRAL MUSIC BOOSTER TRIVIA NIGHT

What: Dinner at 6 p.m. provided by Dos Reales, trivia competition at 7 p.m., door prizes, snacks and soda. Raffles and silent auction throughout the evening. All money raised supports Champaign Central's music programs.

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 2.

Where: Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C..

Cost: Registration fee, $220, for a team of up to eight people.

More info:Email president.maroonbands@gmail.com or maroons.org/trivia-night.

Future highlights

G.R.E.A. MISS PIGGY 'PINGO' AND DINNER

What: Miss Piggy "PINGO" is sponsored by The Georgetown-Ridge Farm Education Association's Miss Piggy Committee to raise money for the students in the school district. Light refreshments and raffle tickets for sale, door prizes, "PINGO" winners receive their choice of a gift basket. The district's Destination Imagination teams are also sponsoring a chicken noodle dinner to raise money for their tournaments. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

When: Dinner served, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and "PINGO" at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3.

Where: Pine Crest Elementary School, 505 Kennedy Drive, Georgetown.

Cost:"PINGO" admission, $15; includes first set of "PINGO" cards. Dinner is free-will donation.

More info:Call 217-662-6606.

RODNEY CARRINGTON

What: Multitalented comedian, actor and writer, Rodney Carrington, 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.

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.

FILMS

This weekend

FILM SCREENING

What: "Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists" (2014). Sponsored in part by the Society of Art History and Fine Arts and the Society for Art History & Archaeology.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24.

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

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

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

JANUARY REEL DEALS

What: "The Big Sick" (2017). Rated R. 120 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

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.

Next week

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: Part of Rewind's "Bad Movie Mondays." "Tremors" (1990). Rated PG-13. 95 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 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.

Future highlights

FEBRUARY REEL DEALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 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.

AFTERNOON MOVIE MATINEE

What:The 2010 movie, starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave, takes place in Verona Italy, where a writer tries to reunite two lost loves. Reservations required. Call to reserve a seat.

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 6.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MOVIES AT MCKINLEY

What: "13th." Ava DuVernay's documentary. 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.

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.

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.

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES

What: Part of Rewind's "Bad Movie Mondays." "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.

MUSIC

This weekend

'SING ABOUT IT'

What: Amasong Chorus presents a concert composed entirely in the 21st century. Drawing from the entire history of musical styles and unbound by any particular school of thought, these living composers create sounds as unique as they are.

When: 4 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27.

Where: McKinley Presbyterian Church, 801 S. Fifth St., C.

Cost:Suggested admission is $15. More if you can, less if you can't.

More info: amasong.org or email office@amasong.org.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "All the World's a Stage." Featuring Carol Cook, principal viola with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

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.

SAVION GLOVER FEATURING MARCUS GILMORE

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Together, this duo connects the past and present of tap and jazz to create an evening awe-inspiring percussive fireworks

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

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

IN CONCERT AT CPL: JASON FINKELMAN

What: Improvisational and cross-cultural musician Jason Finkelman, with special guest, Allen Wu. Finkelman blends acoustic sounds of African and Brazilian percussion and found materials with laptop electronics in participatory performances that are fun for the whole family.

When: 2 p.m. Jan. 27.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ARGUS QUARTET

What: Sunday Salon Series — Emerging Artistry. Concert Artists Guild and M-Prize Winner.

When: 3 p.m. Jan. 27.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$53.

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

Next week

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. Jan. 28 (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.

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.

MARK MOORE, TUBA

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital. He is currently a member of the Illinois Brass Quintet and the principal tuba for both the UI Symphony Orchestra and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: Jenny Carpenter and Shawn Farbman, from the band Love Sign, will entertain you with popular acoustic favorites spanning the decades. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 31.

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.

JONATHAN KEEBLE, FLUTE

What: University of Illinois School of Music faculty recital. Recently released recordings, Voyage and Song of the Black Swan as flutist in the Aletheia Duo, and Turbulent Winds with the Prairie Winds.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31.

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.

SUSAN GRAHAM, MEZZO-SOPRANO

What: Marquis Great Hall Series. Graham's Krannert Center program centers around Robert Schumann's song cycle Frauenliebe und-leben (A Woman's Love and Life): Variations.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $20-$50.

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

Future highlights

PRAIRIE BREEZES PRESENTS MUSIC AND MAGIC

What: Join musician Mr. Stephens for super-fun kids music for super-fun kids and magician Greg Loschenfor dazzling magic tricks.

When: 2 to 2:45 p.m. Feb. 3.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-4405 or urbanafreelibrary.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With Joan Hickey Trio. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 performance, featuring Rudolf Haken (six-string electric viola), Bernard Scully (horn), and Shubhang Goswami (beatboxer), 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 or call 217-333-1861.

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.

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 or call 217-333-1861.

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.

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, Jan. 24.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MOM-SON DATE NITE

What: A special evening for moms and sons. A casual night of play that will include games, crafts, and dancing. All proceeds go to The Little Theatre On The Square. Pre-registration by Jan. 18 is encouraged.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25.

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 25.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

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.

ILLINI SWING SOCIETY DANCE

What: Spring kick-off dance. Swing into the Spring semester with us! Come take our free-drop in beginner lesson at 8 p.m. and stay for free social dancing starting at 9 p.m.!

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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. Jan. 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. Chinese New Year. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 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 Snakeroot, Dale Wilson, 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. 1.

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

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

More info: urbana-contra.org.

Future highlights

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. 5-26.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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. Jan. 25.

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

Cost: Admission is pay what you wish.

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

SAVION GLOVER FEATURING MARCUS GILMORE

What: Together, this duo (tap artist and jazz drummer) connects the past and present of tap and jazz to create an evening of awe-inspiring percussive fireworks.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

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

Next week

ZOO IMPROV OPEN REHEARSALS

What: Opening rehearsals to anyone who wants to stop by for some Improv training. 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.

NEA BIG READ CULTURAL CELEBRATION

What: Celebrate the cultures of India at this all ages event. Featured performer is Subhalakshmi Kumar, an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer (a form of Indian classical dance). Also, sample foods and spices of India, enjoy hands-on art activities, and see a display of Indian clothing and artifacts. This program is a part of the Library's participation in a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program focusing on the novel "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-367-4405 or urbanafreelibrary.org.

JUGGLING FUNNY STORIES

What: Laugh out loud as nationally-known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children's stories to life with high-spirited energy and humor. Chris creates colorful characters through his winning combination of acting, comedy, mime, juggling, and audience participation. For all ages.

When: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 2.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-403-2030 or chrisfascione.com or champaign.org/events.

'CU'S GOT TALENT!'

What: This talent competition doubles as a fundraiser in support of local charities and includes heavy appetizers, talent show, silent auction and games. Eight talented performers; the winner chosen by the most votes received. Funds raised will allow Champaign West Rotary Charities to provide financial response to emergency needs of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Family Service and Frances Nelson Health Center.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2.

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

Cost: $75 per person. Each dollar donated to the cause equates to one vote, cast in advance via the website cugottalent.org/ and at the event.

More info: http://www.cugottalent.org/ or call 217-356-9063.

Future highlights

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.

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.

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.

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. That's What She Said strives to bring together women of different backgrounds and ages to capture a wide range of personal stories... from the hilarious and touching to the tear-jerking.

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.

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

'THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY'

What: Red Mask Players. A comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and is published by Dramatists Play Service.

When:: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26, 2 p.m. Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2, 2 p.m. Feb. 3.

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.

'THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE'

What: The Celebration Company. A poetic drama by Deborah Brevoort based on the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103, Dec. 21, 1988.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24-26, 3 p.m. Jan. 27, and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

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.

Next week

'HIT THE WALL'What: Presented by Illinois Theatre. Contains strong adult content.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 6-9, 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.

Future highlights

'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.

'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, March 2, 3 p.m. March 3, and 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.

'JOHN & JEN'

What: DLO Musical Theatre. Dinner and desser 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.

'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, $8, kids; $10, adults.

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

'MR. MARMALADE'

What: 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.

SONIC ILLINOIS: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

What: Lyric Theatre7:30 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.

'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.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

NATURE CENTER PRE-K FRIDAYS

What:Kids age 6 and under and adult can drop by the nature center to discover self-guided activities just for little naturalists. Weekly themes depend on current events in nature; themes are announced the week before each program. Your adventures may lead you outdoors to the nature playscape as weather permits, so come prepared!

When:9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Jan. 25 through Feb. 1.

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

Cost:Free-will donations of $2/child are encouraged.

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

CHAMPAIGN AREA FISH EXCHANGE WINTER AUCTION

What: Auction of aquarium related items. Fish, plants, equipment, food, books, etc. may be presented for sale. Rules and registration at champaignfish.com.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26. Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration. Auction at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Urbana Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.

More info: Call 217-359-6707 or email champaignfishguy1@yahoo.com.

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. Jan. 26.

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

Cost: Free.

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

ESKIMO PIE RIDE

What: Join us for a mid-winter afternoon of bicycle riding, food, and board games. An opportunity to ride your bike on road for a 10-mile loop out into the winter; also be a fat bike/mountain bike ride inside the park. Return to the pavilion for hot soup, hot drinks, and board games in front of the fire. Or skip the ride and just enjoy the games! Reps from The Prairie Cycle Club, Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club, Champaign County Bikes, Champaign Ski & Adventure Club and Kickapoo Rail Trail will present additional recreational opportunities.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27.

Where:Lake of the Woods pavilion, Mahomet.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-352-7600.

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.

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 Jan. 31 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

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

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

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

MUDPUPPY FESTIVAL

What: Celebrate Mudpuppy Day at the Land Conservation Foundation's second annual festival. Fun activities for kids of all ages — 2 to 82 — prize drawings, and a special "mudpuppy" menu. It is the perfect way for the whole family to learn more about the unique natural resources in and along the Sangamon River in Piatt County.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2.

Where: Monarch Brewing Company, 212 S. Independence St., Monticello.

Cost:Free.

More info:Call 217-725-5886 or 217-607-8155, landconservationfoundation.org

Future highlights

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

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. Attend this training session to learn about how frog monitoring works and how to identify frogs by their calls. Receive a CD of frog calls to take home. 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.

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

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.

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 Friday; 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:NEA Big Read: The Namesake kickoff and exhibit opening for "From the Subcontinent to the Prairie: Stories of Immigration and Identity." Also on display are "The Indian American Experience in Chicago from the National Indo-American Museum" and "Memories and Milestones from the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute."

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Open, 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. Jan. 25 through May 19.

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.

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 is reopening the museum. Browse around and see the unique antiques and collectables from the past and / or have a guide give you a tour with some history behind the scenes.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 3. Open, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 3 through March 31, and 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7 through April 4. 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: Maureen Ziemer of Milford is the featured artist in the Art Gallery for January and February.

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 February.

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:Garden Speaker Series. Trees And Insects: From Pollinators To Pests. Michael Jeffords, an entomologist within the Prairie Research Institute, explores unique insect and tree interactions that regularly occur in Illinois forests. Learn what you can plant or do to preserve the important relationship between insects and trees. Visit the special outdoor exhibit, "Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat," created by The Morton Arboretum and The Global Trees Campaign.

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info:Call 217-586-2612 or email pcain@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: "James Beauchamp and the Harmonic Tone Generator" and "The Red Cross: A Soldier's Best Friend," through Jan. 31. "Sousa and Tsar Nicholas II's Birthday: An Unexpected Tour Adventure," through Feb. 1. "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 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: 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, Jan. 25-April 26 (except Feb. 1, March 1, 22, April 5).

Main feature:"Cosmic Colors," 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 25-Feb. 23.

Children's features:"One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" 7 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 26 through Feb. 23.

James B. Kaler Science Lecture Series: May Berenbaum on "Spiderman vs. Spiders: Marvel vs. the Real World," 7 p.m. Feb. 1.

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

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.

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.

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Exhibition series, "The Art Connection: Schools to Library," featuring artwork by students and art teachers from three Champaign schools: Bottenfield Elementary School (Melissa Farley), Carrie Busey Elementary Schooll ( John Odum), and Central High School (Enrika Stulpinaite Maldonado).

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 January.

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.

ILLINI UNION ART GALLERY

What: "Some Years Later" by Howard Kanter.

When: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Jan. 31.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: union.illinois.edu, call 217-333-3660.

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, 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On display until noon

+Feb. 17.

Where: Urbana.

Cost: Free.

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

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Opening reception for the 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: 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Open, 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: "2018 State of the Art Photography Invitational: Locale," curated by Chicago photographer and educator Christopher Schneberger.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays and Sundays. Through Feb. 2.

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: Opening day for exhibition installation, "Come Wind, Come Weather." 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: Jan. 26. Open, 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.

GALLERIES

TECHLINE

What: "Harry Breen Paintings 1818 Illinois 2018," oil paintings celebrating the fertile fields of Illinois.

When: 10 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through Jan. 31.

Where: Green Street Studio, Inc., 307 S. Locust St., C.

More info:Call 217-552-5570.

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, Jan. 26-April 27, 2019.

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, Jan. 26 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), plants, 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. There will not be a 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.