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EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

What: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

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

Cost: Adults, $3; kids (6-12), $2; under 6 years old, free.

More info: Email lynnann85@gmail.com or call 970-420-4765 or 217-352-5235.

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 9 p.m. Jan. 4.

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

Future highlights

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

What: The evening will feature an awards ceremony, a keynote address and musical entertainment by Dr. Barrington L. Coleman. His son, Crofton Coleman, will provide the musical entertainment during the reception. Keynote address by the Rev. Dr. Michael Pfleger, Senior Pastor of Faith Community of Saint Sabina, Chicago. Sponsored by the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Village of Rantoul.

When: hors d'oeuvres at 4 p.m., program at 5 p.m. Jan. 18.

Where: Vineyard Church, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: mlkcelebration.org; Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cc4mlk/ or email hro@urbanaillinois.us or call 217-384-2466.

FILMS

Next week

JANUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Beauty and the Beast" (2017). Rated PG. 130 minutes.

When 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 10.

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: "Charade." (1963). Rated G. 115 minutes.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 12.

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.

Future highlights

JANUARY REEL DEALS

What: "Purple Rain" (1984). Rated R. 112 minutes.

When:: 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 17.

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.

JANUARY REEL DEALS

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

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 29.

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.

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.

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.

MUSIC

Next week

BLUEGRASS ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION

When: 7 p.m. every Tuesday starting Jan. 8.

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.

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music by Jaybirds (jazz, blues, pop and rock). Bring a lunch or purchase a box lunch through the park district by noon on the Wednesday before the performance.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 11.

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.

Future highlights

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. Jan. 14 (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.

A MAGICAL YULE BALL

What: Danville Light Opera. Join us for a magical evening (or two) filled with music, refreshments, and perhaps even a few familiar faces! Check website. More details to come.

When:Jan. 18 and 19, 2019.

Where:Harrison Park Clubhouse, Danville.

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

ARURO O'FARRILL AND THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE

What: Marquee Big Mix Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$40.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 or call 217-333-1861.

DANCING

This weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 4.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

THE CHAMBANA JAN JAM

What: The 32nd annual contra dance weekend is presented by Urbana Country Dancers. Featuring music by The Mean Lids and Uncle Farmer. Callers, Chet Grey, Gaile Hintze, Jonathan Sivier, Scott Meyer. The weekend will also feature several workshops and other fun activities.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 4; 1:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 5; and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 6.

Where: Most of the events will be at Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Full weekend $50-$55 by Dec. 19; full weekend $65-$60 at the door; full weekend ages 13-17, $25; students, 13 and younger free .

More info: urbana-contra.org.

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Caleb Cook Band on the second, Battle Creek on the third and various country bands on the last Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday.

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

Next week

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

What:A weekly public social ballroom dance, with a DJ playing music. Win a door prize. Open dancing.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 11.

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. Jan. 12.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

Future highlights

ILLINI FOLK DANCE SOCIETY

What: Features mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world.No previous experience or partner is needed.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 15-29.

Where: 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. Bachata lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 18.

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 The Young and the Fretless. Jonathan Sivier, 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. Jan. 18.

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

Cost: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

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.

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: $5; students and seniors, $4.

More info: urbana-contra.org.

PERFORMING ARTS

Next week

JEFF DUNHAM

What: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

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

Cost: Tickets $45.50 plus fees.

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

Future highlights

ZOO IMPROV OPEN REHEARSALS

What: If you ever wanted to catch the "Improv Bug" we have a net for you. Starting January 14th, we are opening our rehearsals to anyone who wants to stop by. From our favorite beginners to anyone who has performed with Harold, you are welcome to stop by.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting Jan. 14.

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

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

'GISELLE' AND 'THE SLEEPING BEAUTY'

What: Russian National Ballet Theatre perform Giselle's haunting saga and Princess Aurora's story of love. Marquee Big Mix Series.

When: "Giselle" at 7 p.m. Jan. 22, and "The Sleeping Beauty" at 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

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.

SAVION GLOVER FEATURING MARCUS GILMORE

What: Together, this duo 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.

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.

THEATER

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.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$25.

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

'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.

'JOHN & JEN, A NEW MUSICAL'

What: Danville Light Opera. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

When:Dinner theatre, Feb. 14-17, dessert performance, Feb. 17.

Where:Harrison Park Clubhouse, Danville.

Cost:Dinner theater, $25-$38; dessert performance, $25-$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 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 redmaskplayers@hotmail.com or redmaskplayers.com.

'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.

'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. 17-20, 23-27, Jan. 30-Feb. 2. One of the Sundays is usually at 3 p.m.

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.

OUTDOORS / NATURE

This weekend

KIRBY WINTER WELLNESS WALK

What: An after-dark illuminated walk throughout the Gardens, sponsored by Kirby Medical Center.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 3-5.

Where: Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: Walk is free but donations are welcome.

More info: Allerton.illinois.edu or call 217-333-3287.

MEET THE CRITTERS

What: Come in from the cold before the kids head back to school, and enjoy meeting our resident reptiles up close! We'll bring out the turtles and the snake and learn about what makes them special creatures. All ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 4.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-896-2455 or email pleiter@ccfpd.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.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. 11 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.

Future highlights

FULL MOON HIKE

What: The program begins with a brief presentation indoors, and then head outside for the remainder of the event and maybe hear the howl of coyotes. Dress for the weather. All ages. Register by Jan. 16.

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.

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

Cost: $3; children 2 years and younger, free.

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

ANIMALS OF THE ARCTIC

What: Come to one of three live arctic animal programs. Meet and learn about the arctic mammals reptile bird frog and arctic bugs from Silly Safaris. Offered at 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. For all ages.

When: 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Jan. 19.

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

Where: Free.

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

THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

What:Help with bird conservation by counting birds. Anyone can participate — count for as long as you wish. 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. Winter Bird Hike, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., learn how to identify common winter birds as we trek along the trails of Busey Woods; Recipes for the Birds, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., discover how to mix seed to tailor-make a combination to attract your favorite birds to your feeder, 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, the variety of nests they make and the materials they use, make a nest helper, a container designed to provide materials like laundry lint and yarn scraps.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16.

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

Where: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062, email amjones@urbanaparks.org or gbbc.birdcount.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, 2019, and "Blue & White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" through May 11, 2019. 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: Hours open during school break, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8. Regular hours start Jan. 9 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays when University classes are in session.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: "Women Artists of the W. Dale and Jeanne C. Compton Collection of Native American Art" through Jan. 21, 2019.

When: Hours open during school break, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 5, noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 6, noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 8. Regular hours start. Jan. 9 — 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

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

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.

FORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WATER TOWER MUSEUM

What: The museum promotes the study and preservation of Ford County historical artifacts.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, December through March.

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

Cost: Free.

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

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Homeschoolers Caravan Down the Oregon Trail. Take an imaginary trip down the Oregon Trail! Children ages 7-12 will learn about the adventures and hardships of traveling west on the Oregon Trail in this fun, interactive homeschool program. Adults must accompany children. Register by Jan. 8 at ccfpd.org

When:1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 15.

Cost: $3 per child.

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

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: Toddler Tuesdays. A new topic each week. Activities are based on art, science, games, and other sensory activities.

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

What: Animal Encounters. The museum's education team will talk about the museum's animals, followed by animal feeding time.

When: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Where: 346 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Admission $4-$5.

More info: orpheumkids.com, email info@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, 2019. "Sousa and Tsar Nicholas II's Birthday: An Unexpected Tour Adventure," through Feb. 1, 2019. "Banjos, Mandolins, and John Philip Sousa America's Musical Paradox" through Aug. 2, 2019; "Samuel S. Stewart and America's Banjo" through Sept. 27, 2019.

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: New year-long farming exhibit, "Down on the Farm." The exhibit will highlight the agricultural history of Vermilion County and honor the 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.

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. Closed Jan. 21.

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: "Smokey Bear is 75!"

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.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "perSISTERS, Icons from the Female Power Project" by Leda Black.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through Jan. 15.

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

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

NEWMAN REGIONAL LIBRARY

What: "Designs of Duty," an exhibit highlighting East Central Illinois veterans and their service-related tattoos. Ken Fernandes of Newman is among those featured. Other veterans featured are from Towanda, Nokomis, Shelbyville, Olney and Charleston The exhibit was curated at Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.

When: 1 to 7 p.m. Monday; 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Closed Sundays and holidays. Through Jan. 3.

Where: 207 S. Coffin St., Newman.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217- 837-2412.

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, and Dec. 10 through Jan. 13 for winter break. 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.

RICHMOND FAMILY WELCOME GALLERY

What: The Welcome Gallery, featuring interactive exhibits, personal stories of alumni, a showcase for the University of Illinois's rich history, traditions and achievements.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Where: Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

More info: Call 217-244-9035.

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: Art Exhibition, "Champaign Park District Art Show."

When: 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. Reduced hours, open 10 to 2 p.m. Jan. 3 and 4. Through Jan. 4.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

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

UI LIBRARY

What: Exhibition, "Building a Library: The Cavagna Sangiuliani Collection at Illinois."

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through Jan. 18.

Where:The Ellen and Nirmal Chatterjee Exhibition Gallery in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

More info: library.illinois.edu/rbx or call 217-333-3777.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Heartland Glass," featuring new sculpture by Ben Johnson, Carmen Lozar, Lisa Demagall, Christopher Gray, Zac Gorell, James Downey, Davin Ebanks, John Miller, Matthew Urban, Jennifer Halvorson, Janusz Walentynowicz, Nadine Saylor, Slate Grove, Ali Hoag, and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through Jan. 19.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

More info:cinemagallery.cc, call 217-384-2253 or email baxley@baxleymedia.com.

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. Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 7. 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. 5-April 27, 2019.

Where: Inside Lincoln Square, downtown Urbana.

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

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, Jan. 12 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.