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EVENTSThis weekend

SALT CREEK PATCHMAKERS QUILT GUILD'S ANNUAL QUILT SHOW

What: Theme, "Quilts of Many Colors." Over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, a lunch and a dessert bar.

When:9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 and 30. Bed-turning event at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. daily. Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dessert bar all day.

Where:Little Galilee Christian Camp, 7539 Little Galilee Road, Clinton.

Cost: Show admission, $5; 12 and under, free. Lunch, $7. Dessert bar, $3.

More info:Email cmaurer76@gmail.com.

TWELFTH ANNUAL disABILITY RESOURCE EXPO: REACHING OUT FOR ANSWERS

What:More than 100 exhibitors will share information and answer questions about available resources for all types of disabilities. Family-friendly event offering entertainment and activities for children and prizes.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30.

Where:The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-356-9176 or disabilityresourceexpo.org.

2019 YOUTH LITERATURE FESTIVAL COMMUNITY DAY CELEBRATION

What: The festival brings award-winning authors of youth literature to area schools in a three-day event, culminating in this free, open to the public, Community Day Celebration with author readings, book signings, puppet shows, live music, art displays, and hands-on activities for children.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30.

Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://youthlitfest.education.illinois.edu/, Facebook and Twitter

ANNUAL MODEL RAILROAD SHOW AND SWAP MEET

What: The Midwest Central Railroad Club and the Illinois Terminal Division of the NMRA's 35th Annual Model Railroad Show. Featured will be operating model railroad layouts, railroad historical societys displays, over 30 vendors selling model railroad equipment and the Monticello Railway Museum's kid ride.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31.

Where: Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-552-6514 or Email rickschro1@gmail.com

CUDO PLAYS GRAND EXHIBITION

What: A Board Game Expo showcasing locally-created board games and card games. CUDO Plays biggest event of the year, the end of Season 6 of competition, and a celebration of C-U creativity. Games for all ages and skill levels. Awards given to exceptional games in eight different categories.

When: Noon to 7 p.m. March 31. Opening games, noon to 5 p.m.; dinner hour, 5 to 6 p.m.; awards at 6 p.m.

Where:Broadway Food Hall, 401 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: Free. Food and drinks for purchase.

More info: cudoplays.com or facebook.com/cudoplays/

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HARRY POTTER MURDER-MYSTERY DINNER

What: An evening of murder and mayhem. Can you solve "A Riddle at Hogwarts?" Multiple raffle items will be offered. Butter beer, magical wands, etc will be for sale. There will be a costume contest for the Murder Mystery attendees with a prize given out. Come as your favorite character or object from Harry Potter. Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When: Door and cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m.; Dinner, 6:15 to 9 p.m. April 3.

Where: CU Elks, 903 N. Dunlap, Savoy.

Cost: $40. Use the app Venmo for an online payment. Or pay by check and cash.

More info: Email jill@champaignrelay.org with your name, e-mail and phone number once you've sent the money or call 217-979-1504.BONEYARD ARTS FESTIVALWhat: A four-day event showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in the community. Presented annually every spring by 40 North | 88 West. The Boneyard, more than a traditional art walk, is a unique countywide celebration showcasing visual artists along with musicians, actors, dancers, poets and performers of all kinds in sharing their creativity throughout Champaign County.

When: April 4-7.

Where: Over 90 venues in Champaign, Urbana, University of Illinois campus, Rantoul, Homer, Mahomet, St. Joseph and Sidney.

More info: boneyardartsfestival.org/ or 40North.org.

15TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF QUILTS

What: Cunningham Children's Home's signature fundraiser. Festival includes a collection of show quilts, a quilt auction, quilt boutique, bake sale, lunch and a gift shop. Speakers include Sally Dodge on "Five Things You Need to Know to Change the Size of Your Quilt" at 11 a.m. April 5, and Judy Gamble on"Color Theory and Uses in Watercolor" at 11 a.m. April 6.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 6.

Where: Spiritual Life Center, 1301 Cunningham Ave., U, on the Cunningham Children's Home campus.

Cost: Admission, a suggested donation of $5.

More info: Call 217-367-3728 or cunninghamhome.org.

BROCTON RED BARN MARKET

What: The 19th annual Antiques and Crafts Show. A juried show. More than 50 vendors. Food available all day.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6.

Where: Red Barn, Brocton. Located on Illinois 49, 5 miles south of U.S. 36 or 5 miles north of Illinois 133.

Cost: Admission $3; free parking. Children under 12 free with adult.

More info: broctonil.org or call 217-385-2450.

CU AT THE HOME SHOW

What: The Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois is bringing back this fun event for the whole family where you can interact with experts and professionals. Meet in person about your building dreams, home improvement ideas and projects and explore emerging trends in home design, decor, remodeling and smart home technologies. Brought to you by Lanz, Inc.

When: 3 to 8 p.m. April 5, a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 .

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: $5 per family.

More info:Email info@HBAECI.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/257100391839216/

SPRING SHINE CELEBRATION

What: Family friendly events to celebrate Springtime and Easter. On April 5, celebrate the 192nd birthday of Danville at City of Danville's First Friday event. Free inflatables, yard games, face-painting, balloon animals, music and more. Joyful Bubbles will be on hand. Kids' Day Out on April 6. Chance to take pictures with Downtown Danny, Danville's Easter bunny, all kids will receive a treat and have a chance to enter a free raffle to win a new bike. Other activities include a puppet show at 1 p.m. on stage, a farm animal petting zoo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and more. Joyful Bubbles will be downtown, 10 a.m. to noon.

When: 5 to 8 p.m. April 5 at Kresge Park; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at Temple Plaza.

Where: Kresge Park and Temple Plaza, downtown Danville.

More info: Call 217-431-2274 or facebook.com/downtowndanvilleil/

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: Boneyard Arts Festival events. Join Matt Riggs for a sustainability tour of the brewery.Come get down to the soufull, hip-hop, R&B, funk, neosoul, old-school, and 90s goodness of New Souls at Blackbird. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: Tour, 7 to 8 p.m.; music, 9 p.m. April 5.

Where: Riggs Beer Company, 1901 S. High Cross Road, U. Blackbird Urbana, 119 W. Main St., U.

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

14TH ANNUAL EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL

What:Participants bake, cook or otherwise create dishes inspired by fiction or non-fiction literary works or characters. All entries will be exhibited, then eaten. Hosted by the University Library in collaboration with Common Ground Co-op and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

When: Drop off entries, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; public viewing begins, 11:30 a.m.; awards ceremony, 12:10 p.m.; eating of books, 12:45 p.m. April 6.

Where: Common Ground Food Co-op, Lincoln Square Mall, 300 S. Broadway, U.

More info: http://www.library.illinois.edu/geninfo/edible-book-festival/ or facebook.com/CUEdibleBooks.

EGGS-PLORATION

What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt for ages 0-13. Hunting in waves this year, with the first egg hunt starting at noon for ages 0-4 years. At 12:20 p.m., 5-8 year olds, and 9-13 year olds at 12:40 p.m. Bring a basket.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. April 6.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email brittney.washington@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3971.

FILMSThis weekend

MARCH REEL DEALS

What: "Wonder Woman" (2017). Rated PG-13. 141 minutes.

When: 7 p.m. March 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.

C-U JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

What: A film series exploring Jewish life, culture, and politics. Presented by The Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation. The third film in this series, "Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema," March 31. Each showing will be followed by a discussion of the film, led by a specialist in the subject matter. Supported by the Dr. Samuel & Sadie Small Fund for Jewish Arts and Culture of the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Endowment Foundation.

When: 7 p.m. March 31.

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

Cost: Single tickets, $10.

More info: Call 217-355-0068 or thearttheater.org.

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

What:The movie starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Call to reserve a seat.

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

THE NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES

What: "Metropolis" (1927). Not rated. 153 minutes. This influential film portrays a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and city planners.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. April 6.

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.

MUSICThis weekend

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Black Chorus Chamber Ensemble. The series features performances by members of the University of Illinois School of Music. The Beckman Institute Café is open for lunch during the concerts.

When: 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. March 28.

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

More info: Email communications@beckman.illinois.edu or http://beckman.illinois.edu/events/calendars/thursday-concerts.

THE OK FACTOR

What: Cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan perform folk-inspired music influenced by Americana and Irish fiddle styles as The OK Factor, a duo that's been described as "pure magic" by Wausau Pilot & Review.

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

Where: Recital Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $7-$17.

More info: doudnatix.com, call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

OPEN STACKS NIGHT

What: Join us for an after hours listening party celebrating the many women in music, and browse our large CD, DVD, and vinyl collections

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 29.

Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Music & Performing Arts Library, 1312 Music Building, 1114 West Nevada St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-333-1173 or email mpal@library.illinois.edu.

AN AMERICAN ICON: JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE

What: Concert starring Nashville recording artist Doug Allen Nash.Starting at 5:30, a free-will donation dinner, featuring chili, cornbread and peanut butter cookies, at the United Methodist Church across from the theatre. All proceeds fund the restoration of the theatre.

When:Theatre doors open, 6 p.m.; concert, 7 to 9 p.m. March 29.

Where:The Lorraine Theatre, 324 E. Main St., Hoopeston.

Cost: Tickets $28, plus $1.97 service fee. Available at Hoopeston's City Hall, Mr. B's, Treasured Roots Flower Shop, DACC, Little Lorraine Theatre and thelorrainetheatre.com.

More info: Email mktyler48@gmail.com.

GLOBAL TRANSFER AFTERGLOW: STEVEN SOGO AND HOPE STREET

What: Sogo is a singer from the central African country of Burundi who sings about life, love, and peace in a style that mixes traditional Burundian music with jazz, blues, and pop. A virtuoso bass guitarist and a master of numerous traditional instruments, Sogo sings in Kirundi, Swahili, and French.

When: 9:30 p.m. March 29.

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.

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.

THE OTHER GUYS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION

What: Join the men's a cappella group alumni, performing by era, to celebrate half-a-century of music-making that crescendos to a massive all-Other Guys grand finale!

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

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

LYNN O'BRIEN

What:A night of soulful, relevant, original songs with the award-winning singer/songwriter and Champaign native. Her powerful and unique voice and various accompanying instruments seamlessly integrate folk, blues, soul, jazz and improvisation. Register at facebook.com/events/352354335548435/

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 30. Doors open, 7 p.m.

Where: The Upper Bout, 723 S. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets $20 at the door.

More info:Call 217-607-8132 or email andrew@theupperbout.com.

IN CONCERT AT CPL: TOAST OF CHAMPAIGN SWEET ADELINES CHORUS

What:Enjoy an afternoon of fun and popular music with a cappella choral group the Toast of Champaign Sweet Adelines. For all ages.

When: 2 to 3 p.m. March 31.

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of pieces.

When: 3 p.m. March 31.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

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

Next week

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.

THE HUNTS

What: Hailing from Chesapeake, Virginia, this alt-folk band of seven siblings have been playing music together for nearly their entire lives and have honed an uplifting, joyous sound.

When:7:30 p.m. April 4.

Where: Dvorak Concert Hall, Doudna Fine Arts Center, 1860 S. Seventh St., Charleston.

Cost: Tickets $7-$17.

More info: doudnatix.com, call 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu.

DOCHA (DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN CHAMBER MUSIC)

What: Celebrating 10 years of bringing world-class music to the community. Young People's Concert, "Musical Moods" at 10 a.m. April 5 and 1 p.m. April 6, featuring Rami Vamos and Erica Cruz Hernandez. Comical and educational musical field trip program for school children, April 5. Family friendly and open to the public, April 6.Chamber Music Performances, 7 p.m. April 5, Grand Night for Singing by Lyric Theatre Illinois; 7 p.m. April 6 by Jupiter String Quartet; and 5 p.m. April 7 by Yvonne Redman, Bernhard Scully, Michael Tilley and Stefan Milenkovich.; open to all ages.

When: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 5; and 1 and 7 p.m. April 6 and 5 p.m. April 7.

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

Cost: Free. No tickets are required. Food and beverages will be sold at the 7 p.m. and 5 p.m. events.

More info: docha.org or orpheumkids.net.

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.

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. April 5.

Where: Monticello Community Ballroom above the library, 201 State St.

Cost: Tickets $10; dinner, $9.

More info: Call 217-377-0550 or 217-778-0990.ANNUAL PLAYATHONWhat: A variety of free solo and ensemble performances by students and faculty from the Conservatory of Central Illinois. Winning groups from the Annual Faucett Memorial Chamber Ensemble Festival, the Church Street Ramblers and the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra at 1 p.m. The marathon performance will raise money for the financial aid, community outreach and programs of the conservatory. Participants seek sponsorships for time that they are performing. Call to sponsor a performance Part of the Boneyard Arts Festival.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6.

Where:Lincoln Square Village, Urbana.

Cost: Free to listen.

More info: Call 217-356-9812.

BELLFLOWER COUNTRY OPRY

What: Belfllower Country Opry Band with guest, Mike Porter, a multi-talented, energetic entertainer that sings everything from the classics, to 50's and 60's. A ham dinner with all the trimmings will be served starting at 5 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. April 6.

Where: Bellflower Community Center, gymnasium, 202 Center St.

Cost: Tickets $10; ages 12 and younger, free. Meal, $6 for adults, children are free.

More info: 217-898-7493 or 309-722-3497.

MELVIN MUSIC SHOW

What:Featuring BattleCreek Country. Food for sale by the Melvin Youth Group.

When: 7 p.m. April 6. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for those wanting to purchase food).

Where: Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St.

Cost: Adults, $10; children ages 12 and younger, free.

More info: Call 217-388-2853.

DANCINGThis 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, 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..

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 29.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

SNOWMELT 50/50 SWING/BLUES DANCE LESSON AND SOCIAL

What:Join bluesCENTRAL for the first event of its SnowMELT Blues Weekend. Beginner dance lesson, 8 to 8:30 p.m., with social dance to follow. All ages and experience levels welcome, no partner needed. Full weekend includes workshops and main dance with live music Saturday; workshops, farewell brunch, and practice dance Sunday.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight March 29.

Where: Urbana Dance Company, 122 W. Main St., second floor, U.

More info: bluescentral.org/

SNOWMELT BLUES DANCE WORKSHOP AND MAIN DANCE

What:A full day of blues dancing workshops with instructor Chris Dove. Main dance of the SnowMELT Blues Weekend with the Susan Williams band at Neil St. Blues. All ages and experience levels welcome, no partner needed.

When: Workshop 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; dance, 6 to 9 p.m. March 30.

Where: Neil Street Blues, 301 N. Neil St., Suite 106, C.

More info: bluescentral.org/

COUNTRY DANCING

What: Public dances. Bands include Broken Prairie on the first Saturday of the month, Backsliders on the second, Battle Creek on the third and the Fabulous Hoedads on the fourth Saturday.

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

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

SNOWMELT BLUES WRAP-UP

What:Morning workshops with instructor Chris Dove, a farewell brunch, and a final practice dance. All ages and experience levels welcome, no partner needed.

When: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 31.

Where: Venue to be announced.

More info: bluescentral.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. Tuesdays, April 2-Oct. 29. April 9, to be determined.

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. Line dance lesson at 7 p.m. Open dancing starts at 7:30 p.m.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. April 5.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

CONTRA DANCE

What: First evening of the Marchfest. Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Big Bluestem. Gail Hintze, 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. April 5.

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

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

More info: Call 217-359-8225 or urbana-contra.org.

PERFORMING ARTSThis weekend

STORIES AND SONGS WITH DAN KEDING

What:An evening of folk songs and storytelling with internationally acclaimed and award-winning Dan Keding. For all ages. Part of the University of Illinois' Youth Literature Festival. On March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the University of Illinois Youth Literature Festival presents a free Community Day Celebration including 17 authors, puppet shows, live music, and more. Look for the Champaign Public Library booth.

When:6:30 to 7:15 p.m. March 28.

Where:Champaign Public Library, Children's Department, 200 W. Green St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2030.

KRANNERT UNCORKED

What: With a Lyric Theatre Showcase. Try a new wine.

When: 5 p.m. March 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.

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. March 28.

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

Cost: Free.

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

'LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN: REVERSIBLE'

What: This Montreal troupe calls upon more than a collective century of performance experience to expand the horizons of movement and visual spectacle through imaginative, immersive, and athletic productions. Through a unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music and acrobatics, Reversible is dedicated to a generation who forged the world that we live in today and whose stories might hold the key to a better tomorrow.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 29 and 30.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35.

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

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.

COMEDY NIGHT

What: Featuring local native, Erik Scott, staff writer for the Bob and Tom Show and winner of Comcast's Trial By Laughter, and Tyler Horvath, at Chicago's Laugh Factory and Zanies, and Pat Bolduc, at the Laugh Factory, Zanies and the Portland Comedy Festival

When: 8 p.m. March 30.

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

Cost: General admission tickets $15.

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

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT

What: Volume 29 of Champaign-Urbana Design Organization's showcase for local creativity by discussing an array of topics. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.Theme: Making Space for Women.

When: 8:20 p.m. March 30.

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

Cost: Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 at the door

More info: Call 217-356-9063, pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana,facebook.com/pechakuchaCU or emailpechakuchacu@gmail.com.

Next week

CU POETRY READING

What: Listen to the poets of CU read what they've been working on in honor of National Poetry Month! Lead by poet Jim O'Brien, CU Poetry helps novice and pro poets improve their lines through an open mic setting and helpful criticism. Attendees may listen or read a poem of their own. For adults.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 2.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-403-2070 or champaign.org/events.

ANDERSSON DANCE AND SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE

What: "Goldberg Variations —Ternary Patterns for Insomnia." A colloboration between the Stockholm-base contemporary dance company and Glasgow-based string orchestra.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$45.

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

ARTIST PERFORMANCE: AUTUMN KNIGHT "DOCUMENTS"

What: Following her 2017 solo exhibition In Rehearsal, and on the occasion of the release of the exhibition's catalog, New York-based performance artist Autumn Knight returns to KAM for "Documents," a public reading of documentation that serves to authenticate and legitimize citizenship. The reading is interactive in conversation with the audience. "Documents" underlines how different audiences and relationships to power may influence this reading.

When: 7 p.m. April 4.

Where: Lower Level, Hood Classroom, Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

More info:http://kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1861.

THEATERThis weekend

'BECAUSE I AM YOUR QUEEN'

What: Illinois Theatre premieres this devised piece, created using Moment Work by Tectonic Theatre founding member Barbara McAdams and playwright Mina Samuels and further developed by our students. A fast, funny wicked take on femininity, power and pleasure.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 28-30, April 3-6, and 3 p.m. April 7.

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.

'BROADWAY BACKWARDS'

What: Twin City Theatre Company presents this cabaret, a fundraiser for the company and for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.Male cast members sing Broadway show tunes normally performed by women, and the ladies perform songs traditionally sung by men. Also, a silent auction of Broadway related items.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. March 31.

Where: 51 Main, 1906 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Tickets $25 at showtix4u/events/14302. $5 of every ticket purchased will be donated.

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

'LET HIM SLEEP 'TIL IT'S TIME FOR HIS FUNERAL'

What: Tri-County Players. In this comedy everything goes from bad to awful.

When:7 p.m. March 29 and 30, 2 p.m. March 31, 7 p.m. April 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. April 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $12.

More info: Call 217-379-7028.

'MARISOL'

What: The Celebration Company. The play written by the Puerto Rican playwright Jose Rivera earned Rivera a 1993 Obie Award for playwriting.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 28-30, 3 p.m. March 31, and 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 6.

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.

'TWO TOWERS'

What: Homer Opera House theater.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 29 and 30, 2:30 p.m. March 31.

Where: The Homer Opera House, 101 N. Main St.

Cost: Tickets $8-$12.

More info: homeroperahouse.com or call 217-493-6175.

Next week

'THE NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN'

What: Parkland Theatre presents the Mel Brooks musical. Talkback on April 4 following the show with director, Chelsea Collier. Zych, the cast and crew.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 4-6, 12, 13, 3 p.m. April 14, 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20, 3 p.m. April 21.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$16. Opening night is half-price night.

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

'SHREK THE MUSICAL JR.'

What: Featuring the students of the Future Stars Dance & Drama Program. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.

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

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

Cost:Tickets $10.40-$12.50.

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

'STEEL MAGNOLIAS'

What: A hilarious and heartwarming story about life, love and loss presented by Charleston Community Theatre.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 6, 2 p.m. April 7, 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, 2 p.m. April 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

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

'WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION'

What: Red Mask Players. Suspenseful thrillerwritten by Agatha Christi.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $18-$20.

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

OUTDOORS / NATUREThis weekend

EARLY BIRD HIKE

What: The earliest migratory birds are arriving and the resident birds are starting to sing. Chance to spot seven species of woodpeckers and early arriving eastern phoebes and golden-crown kinglets; maybe een some waterfowl species as they migrate through the Park. Hike is limited to 25 people. .

When: 9 to 11:30 a.m. March 28.

Where: Meet in the Visitor Center at Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

Cost: $5.

More info: allerton.illinois.edu, call 217-333-3287, email allertoninfo@illinois.edu.

WOODCOCK WALK

What:Join us in a search for the elusive wood snipe, a.k.a. the American Woodcock, as the males perform their amazing courtship display at dusk. A short presentation will be followed by a hike to look for the sky dancers. Register by March 14 at ccfpd.org;

When:7 to 8 a.m. March 29.

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

Cost:Free.

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

NATURE PLAY KIDS

What: For ages 3-6 with adult. Creative play time with guidance and additional supplies from a nature play facilitator. Weekly themes depend on current events in nature; announced the week before each program. Outdoors except in cases of severe weather. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged to have enough supplies; call to register.

When:10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, March 29-April 12.

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

Cost:$4 per child; kids under 6 months, free.

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

ILLINOIS RIVERWATCH WORKSHOP

What: Want to get involved in the stewardship of the state's rivers and streams? During this interactive workshop, learn to identify stream macro-invertebrates and practice proper monitoring techniques at a local stream. Bbring knee-high boots or waders, sun block, insect repellent, a water bottle and lunch. Other equipment provided. After completing the workshop, you may adopt a local stream site and monitor annually. Register at ccfpd.org/Museum-Education/Events/Event-Detail/illinois-riverwatch-full-workshop-5

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30.

Where: Izaak Walton Cabin, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet.

Cost: $50, paid in advance.

More info: ngrrec.org, call 618- 468-2784, email cablake@lc.edu .

'BABIES & BRUNCH'

What:Family-friendly event. Meet the baby goats. A beverage menu featuring coffee, PFFC's famous goat-milk hot chocolate, as well as sweet and savory pastries from Lucky Pierre Bakers. Fifty to 75 baby goats are expected to be born by the end of March.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30.

Where: Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., C.

Cost: Free.

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

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 31 through May 26.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org.

ESKIMO PIE RIDE

What: Join us at Lake of the Woods pavilion for a mid-winter afternoon of bicycle riding, food, and board games. Opportunity to ride your bike on road for a 10-mile loop out into the winter; also, 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, Second Wind Running Club, Champaign Ski & Adventure Club and others will present additional recreational opportunities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. March 31.

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

Cost: Free. Sponsored by Champaign Cycle and the forest preserve district.

More info:Call 217-352-7600.

Next week

SUMMER FUN RUNS

What: Second Wind Running Club's outdoor group runs timed 1-mile run, followed by a 3-mile run with a 5-10 minute break between. All abilities encouraged to attend; determine your own pace per mile.

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays April through October. Held during daylight savings hours only (April through October). Typically time changes to 6 p.m. in late September. Winter run usually first Tuesday in November.

Where: North side of Meadowbrook Park, Urbana.

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

NATURE PLAY PRE-K: FROG FOLLIES!

What: Program for preschoolers ages 2-6. Learn all about frogs, including how they say more than "ribbit!" This is a chance for parents/guardians to engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather; may go for a short hike. Register by April 4 at ccfpd.org. First Friday of each month; a new topic each month.

When: 10 to 11 a.m. April 5.

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

Cost: Free.

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

UI MUSEUMSKrannert Art Museum

What: Exhibition, "Blue & White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession" through May 11. Spring special exhibitions, "From Hand to Hand: Painting and the Animation of History in Northern India," "Emphatic: American Painting from the Collection" and "Renaissance to Modern Remix: Highlights from the European & American Art Collection," all through May 12. KAM's collection galleries, including Encounters: The Arts of Africa the award-winning gallery of art from Africa and the African diaspora and a completely refreshed Ancient Mediterranean gallery on the lower level.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays when University classes are in session; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays.

What: Gallery Conversation: Hand to Hand features Yutong Shi and Samit Sinha, curatorial interns at KAM as they discuss this exhibit.

When: 4:30 p.m. March 28.

Where: 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Cost: Free admission; suggested donation, $3.

More info: kam.illinois.edu or call 217-333-1860.

Spurlock Museum

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

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and university holidays. Through May 19.

What: Brazilian Music Lecture-Recital on Afro-Brazilian percussion genres by Brazilian music educator and scholar Juliana Cantarelli Vita.

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

What: Spurlock Sundays: Jewelry and Accessories. March Sundays feature drop-in activities led by our museum staff and volunteers. Activities include mini-tours, scavenger hunts, and touchable artifacts.

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 31.

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: "Annual Edgar County Student Art Show."

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through April 28.

Where: 132 S. Central Ave., Paris, Ill.

Cost: Free admission.

More info: parisartcenter.com or call 217-466-8130.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM

What: Four exhibits: "When We Went to War," "Champaign County Uncrated," "A Second Home, 150 Years of Living at the University of Illinois" and "The Art of Louise Woodroofe." The museum other highlights include a new community room, formal lobby and gift shop.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.

Where: 102 E. University Ave., C.

Cost: Suggested donation, $3.

More info: champaigncountyhistory.org, email President@ChampaignCountyHistory.org or call 217-356-1010.

GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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

When: 2 to 6 p.m. March 28, 2 to 4 p.m. March 31, 2 to 6 p.m. April 4. For groups, call or text Betty Manning at 217-260-2475 or text the Georgetown Historical Society to arrange 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: Works by Watseka Glenn Raymond Middle School and Watseka Community High School Art Students in the Art Gallery.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and first Sunday of each month, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays. March through April.

Where: 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka.

More info: iroquoiscountyhistoricalsociety.com or call 815-432-2215 or 815-432-3730.

MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE

What: Our museum is 50 years old and we are celebrating with an exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose."

When: 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Held over for another year.

What: Boneyard Arts Festival: Centennial High School and the museum are 50 years old this year and are combining celebrations. See artwork of students from Centennial who have learned about the history of 1968-1969 in Champaign County through the exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose," meet and greet the artists, Centennial Choir will perform 60's songs, and make and take a masterpiece using multimedia materials available.

When:1 to 4 p.m. April 7.

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

Cost: Free.

More info:ccfpd.org, call 217-586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

ORPHEUM CHILDREN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM

What: DYI Saturday. A new topic with a special guest each session. Make, create and collaborate with an Do It Yourself science projects and experiments.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of every month.

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 education@orpheumkids.com or call 217-352-5895.

SOUSA ARCHIVES AND CENTER FOR AMERICAN MUSIC

What:"Banjos, Mandolins, and John Philip Sousa America's Musical Paradox" through Aug. 2; "Samuel S. Stewart and America's Banjo" through Sept. 27.

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed weekends, UI holidays.

Where: Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., C.

Cost: Free; donations accepted.

More info: For guided tours, call 217-244-9309 or sousa@uiuc.edu.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM AND FITHIAN HOUSE

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

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays. Through May.

Where: 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville.

Cost: Museum admission, $1-$3. Museum and Fithian House admission, $1-$5. Children 12 years old and younger, free.

More info: vermilioncountymuseum.org or call 217-442-2922.

VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM

What: Two main floors covering wars for over 250 years. Constructed in 1903, the Illinois war museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Where: 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Cost: Admission, $2-$4; children under age 6 and active duty military personnel and their families are free.

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

PLANETARIUM

WILLIAM M. STAERKEL PLANETARIUM

Sky show:"Prairie Skies, 7 p.m. Fridays, March 29-May 31 (except April 5 and May 24).

Main feature:"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 29-May 31.

Children's features:"Flight Adventures," 7 p.m. Saturdays, March 30-April 27.

James B. Kaler Science Lecture: "Artificial Intelligence: Making a Brain out of Data and Compute" by University of Illinois Assistant Professor Dr. Alexander Schwing, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 7 p.m. April 5.

Fulldome light shows: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," 9 p.m. April 5 and 6.

Where: Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C.

Cost: Admission, $5-$6. Lectures, $2 with Friends of the Staerkel Planetarium admitted free of charge.

More info: Call 217-351-2568 or 217-351-2446.

EXHIBITS

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Eggtastic. Create homemade dyes that will make your holiday eggs look like bird eggs. Dress for mess and bring your own hard-boiled eggs and containers. Afterwards, take a natural dye booklet to continue the fun at home Age 8 and up; under 15 with registered adult.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. April 13.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

Cost: $6 C-U resident ($9 non-resident) if registered by March 30.

More info:Call 217-367-1544.

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.

ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

What: Art exhibit, "Can you Judge an Asian by its Cover?"

When:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed holidays. Through March 30.

Where: 1210 W. Nevada St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://oiir.illinois.edu/aacc, email ccarpio@illinois.edu or call 217-333-9300.

BOOTH LIBRARY

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

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

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

Cost: Free.

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

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

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

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

Cost:Free.

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

40 POINT ONE

What: "PAPER TRAIL | page 2," a juried show, featuring work from 30 local artists.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through April 15.

Where:40 North's art space, 1300 S. Neil St., C (inside Consolidated Communications).

Cost: Free.

More info:Email kwhite@40north.org.

HOMER LAKE FOREST PRESERVE

What: Exhibit opening for "More Than Migration: Monarch Butterflies. Bring Us Together." Visit the new exhibit and pick up free milkweed seeds, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hands-on monarch activities and crafts, 2 p.m. Presentation by Janet Townsend, president of the Ford Iroquois Master Gardeners, "What is your connection to monarch butterflies?"

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6.

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: "Tenth Annual — The Eric Show" presented by 40 North. A juried high school art show that was established in 2010 and is endowed by Dale and Peg Steffensen in memory of Dale's son Eric (1951-1970).

When: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Through March 28.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: 40north.org/programs/eric-show, union.illinois.edu or call 217-333-3660..

KENNEKUK COUNTY PARK EDUCATION CENTER

What: A collection of art by Julie Colbyon, a member of Danville Art League. Over 20 realistic and whimsical pieces on display.

When: Winter and spring hours are limited, call to make arrangements. Through April 30.

Where: 2296 Henning Road, Danville.

Cost: Free.

More info: vccd.org, call 217-442-1691 or email ldarling@vccd.org or thedanvilleartleague@gmail.com.

MEADOWBROOK INTERPRETIVE CENTER

What: Boneyard Arts Festival Art Show. Sculptor Jaci Willis will be on hand with a special exhibit. Her sculptures "Surge" at Wandell Sculpture Garden and "Big Fish, Little Fish" at Phillips Recreation Center are the inspiration for more than 80 works of art by students from our SPLASH program..

When: Noon to 3 p.m. April 6.

Where: Meadowbrook Park, 2808 S. Race St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-384-4062.

MURPHY GALLERY

What: Art at the Y exhibition, "The Distance Between Us," a book and exhibition by photojournalist Christopher Capozziello.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through March 30.

What: Opening for Art at the Y exhibition, "Queering UP The Arts," curated by the UP Center to showcase local and regional queer artists, as the Y's Boneyard Arts Festival offering. Also on view in the gallery April 15-27, "The Legacy Wall," a traveling interactive LGBT history exhibit will showcase the contributions historically significant LGBTQ individuals have made in a wide array of fields.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Open, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Through May 12.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: Opening reception for "Parkland College Art & Design Student Juried Exhibition." Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 11. Open, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays, Sundays. April 8 through May 4.

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

Cost: Free.

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

SPRINGER CULTURAL CENTER

What: "Champaign County Town and Country Amateur Art Show 2019." Work from both youth and adult divisions are displayed.

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. Through April 13.

Where: 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Free.

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

TARBLE ARTS CENTER

What: Exhibition installation, "Come Wind, Come Weather," Brainard and eGallery. Sue de Beer presents two of her films in concert: The Blue Lenses (2015) and The White Wolf (2018). As the spring's signature exhibition, several programs will explore the themes presented in Come Wind, Come Weather.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and holidays. Through May 19.

Where: Brainard & eGallery, 2010 Ninth St. (South Ninth Street at Cleveland Avenue), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

Cost: Free.

More info: eiu.edu/tarble, call 217-581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.

TOLONO PUBLIC LIBRARY

What: Boneyard Arts Festival. Artist Melinda Wilcox will display her original artwork that centers around nature, flowers, and landscapes. The library will also host a variety of fun family-friendly crafts and activities.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. April 7.

Where: 111 E. Main St., Tolono.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-485-5558, https://tolonolibrary.org/ or email programs@tolonolibrary.org.

UI LIBRARY

What: Spring exhibition, "Making Mr. Darcy: Cultural Context for the Regency Gentleman." Curated by Lynne M. Thomas, Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Rare Book and Manuscript Professor.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed UI holidays. Through May 24.

What: Moms Weekend Open House. Books on display: new acquisitions and spring-themed rare book favorites. Curators will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. to answer questions. Free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. April 4.

Where:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 346 Library of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

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

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

What: "Remembering Louie," ceramics and paintings by Louis Ballard.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sundays through Tuesdays. Through May 4.

Where: 120 W. Main St., U.

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

FARMS / MARKETS

URBANA'S MARKET IN THE SQUARE

What: The market features produce, meats, baked goods, dairy, arts and crafts, and more. The second Saturday of each month will feature Art in the Square; musical performances from local artists.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, March 30-April 27.

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: New location but many of your Danville Farmer's Market vendors from the Fischer and the Crossroads Church Summer Market. Variety of vendors with an assortment of items.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin St., Danville.

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

ARTHUR THIRD SATURDAY MARKET BAZAAR

What: Average 50 to 60 'Cream of the Crop' vendors in handcrafted items, direct sales and baked goods at each event.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 (third Saturday of every month).

Where: Merchant Building at Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 220 Jurgens Parkway, Arthur.

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