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EVENTSNext week

SALT CREEK PATCHMAKERS QUILT GUILD'S ANNUAL QUILT SHOW

What: This year's theme, "Quilts of Many Colors," features over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, a variety of vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, and a lunch and a dessert bar will be available.

When:9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 and 30. A special bed-turning event will be featured at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. daily. Lunch served, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dessert bar all day.

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

Cost: Admission to show, $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: Fun for the whole family with author readings, book signings, puppet shows, live music, art displays, and hands-on activities for children. 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 on March 30.

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

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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. Food and drinks for purchase.

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.

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

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 arts walk, is a unique countywide celebration showcasing the art of Champaign County. A variety of venues showcasing visual artists and performers.

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's signature fundraiser and honors the tradition of the United Methodist Women, and the quilts they, and quilters from across Illinois, have donated for their kids for more than 123 years. Festival includes a collection of show quilts, a quilt auction, quilt boutique, bake sale, lunch at the Patchwork Café, and a gift shop. Featured speakers include Sally Dodge, a United Methodist Woman from Cache River, and Judy Gamble. Dodge's presentation, "Five Things You Need to Know to Change the Size of Your Quilt," at 11 a.m. April 5. Gamble will present "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 campus.

Cost: Admission, a suggested donation of $5.

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

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: 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: 5 p.m. April 5.

Where: Downtown Urbana.

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

SCHLARMAN ACADEMY'S SPRING RAFFLE FINAL DRAWING PARTY

What: Join us or our one big drawing party featuring the Feudin' Hillbillys. Doors open at 7 p.m. and drawing is at 9 p.m. Band will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight. The grand prize of $100,000 will be drawn as well as 49 other cash prizes. Event is open to the public with no cover charge.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight April 12.

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

More info: Call 217-442-1184 or email jpicillo@schlarman.com.

18th ANNUAL YMCA DINNER & AUCTION

What: Join us we celebrate the leadership and achievement of this year's award winners and the success of our Transforming Lives, Connecting Communities Major Funds Campaign. The evening features silent and live auction items dinner (with dessert and free-flowing wine) and a fun night of recognizing the inspiring leadership and impact of YMCA volunteers.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. April 13.

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

Cost: Tickets $20-$85; couple, $150; table of eight, $600; Y student member, free; at universityymca.org/auction.

More info: Call 217-337-1500.

PAINT NIGHT PARTY

What: A fun evening painting a sign and helping in the fight against cancer. Choose the flower (and you receive the stand); chick, strawberry or Hello Spring sign. Cash bar. Free snacks available. Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When: 6 to 8 p.m. April 17. Dragon Fire Pizza will take orders for their pizza from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $35 for each, or to paint two, the second is $20. Use the app Venmo for an online payment. Or email Jill Rannebarger to 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.

NITE LITE EGG PURSUIT XXV

What: Bring your basket and flashlight and join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. For ages 18 and older. Be on the lookout for the bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages.

When: Register on-site, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 to 9 p.m. April 19.

Where: Hessel Park, Champaign.

Cost: $10.

More info: Email zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

What: Annual egg hunt for ages 10 and younger (adult supervision required). Children divided into age groups. Bring a basket.

When: 11 a.m. April 20.

Where: West Side Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931.

FILMSThis week

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES: BAD MOVIE MONDAYS

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

When: 7 p.m. March 25.

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

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

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

MARCH REEL DEALS

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

When: 7 p.m. March 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.

MOVIE MATINEE

What:A friendly Yeti's world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed — a human. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a person over 13 years of age. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

When: 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. March 27.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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C-U JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

What: A film series exploring Jewish life, culture, and politics. Presented by The Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation. "Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema," March 31, and "Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas," April 7. 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; 4 p.m. April 7.

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

Cost: Single tickets, $10.

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

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.

ASIALENS

What: AEMS Documentary and Independent Film Series. "Finding KUKAN" (2017). 75 minutes. Filmmaker Robin Lung pieces together the inspirational tale of the two renegades behind the making of the "lost" KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II China Introduction and post-screening discussion to be determined.

When: 7 p.m. April 9.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: email aems@illinous.edu, call 217-333-9597 or aems.illinois.edu/events/asialens.htm

21ST ANNUAL EBERT FILM FEST

What: Hosted by Chaz Ebert with Richard Roeper. Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace," will kick off this year's festival — followed by a live performance by a community choir. This year's festival is being dedicated to Scott Wilson's memory. "A Year of the Quiet Sun" (1984), is among the films. Wilson's co-star, Polish actress Maja Komorowska, will be a guest with the film along with the actor's widow, Heavenly Wilson. Tickets for individual movies will be available April 1, after the full schedule is announced.

When: April 10-13.

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

Cost:Festival passes, $150; additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online and phone sales only). Tickets for individual movies will be available April 1.

More info: ebertfest.com or call 217-356-9063.

MUSICThis week

VINO & VIBES

What: Music by Joe Asselin and the Moonlight Ramblers (original acoustic music/blues).

When:3 to 5 p.m. March 23.

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

Cost: Free music.

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

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. March 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.

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.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

What: Marquee Great Hall Series. Featuring Alexander Kerr, violin.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$58.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

CANADIAN BRASS

What: Marquee Classical Mix Series

When: 3 p.m. April 7.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$33.

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. April 8 (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.

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER AND THE MEMPHIS SOULPHONY

What: Marquee Big Mix Series. Bridgewater and the band will perform her latest album, "Mempis... Yes, I'm Ready."

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$40.

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

CANADIAN BRASS WITH UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WIND SYMPHONY

What: Canadian Brass present a school-day performance for area students through the Krannert Center Youth Series. With the UI Wind Symphony, they will perform the world premier of "Quintessence," a work written for the two ensembles by composer Dana Wilson.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 10.

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.

WILSON POFFENBERGER, SAXOPHONE

What: Poffenberger's Krannert Center Debut Artist recital will serve as the finale to the 50th-Anniversary Come Home Weekend. Pianist Casey Dierlam will accompany him.

When: 3 p.m. April 14.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$55.

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

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: Marquee Great Hall Series. Chicago Symphony Orchestra returns for its 36th performance at Krannert Center. With a performance by young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$60.

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

BECKMAN INSTITUTE'S THURSDAYS AT 12:20 CONCERT SERIES

What: Featuring Evans-Hartley Experience, with Ethan Evans, trombone, and Chris Hartley, electric guitar. 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. April 18.

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.

JEFF TWEEDY

What:With special guest Jim Elkington. Tweedy has released, "Warm," a solo album of all new material via dBpm Records and is currently on a solo tour of North America.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 18.

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

Cost: Tickets$39.50-$59.50, additional $4 processing fee (online only).

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

BEMENT COUNTRY OPRY IN MONTICELLO

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

When: Dinner, 5 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. April 19.

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.

DREAMS AND DANCES FROM THE STEPPES

What: Sinfonia da Camera, with Igor Kalnin, violin, and Rochell Sennet, piano.

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

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.

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. April 22 (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.

JUPITER STRING QUARTET

What: Marquee Classical. Classical chamber music ensemble and quartet in residence at the University of Illinois.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $20-$25.

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

BACH'S LUNCH CONCERTS

What: Music byCharlie & The Possibly Wilds, (rock). Bring a lunch or purchase a box lunch through the park district by noon on the Wednesday before the performance.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. April 26.

Where: Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C.

Cost: Performance is free. Lunches are $9; beverage, $1.25.

More info:Call 217-398-2376.

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

What: "The Planets and Beyond." CUSO is joined by the University of Illinois Women's Glee Club.

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

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$40.

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

IN CONCERT AT CPL: THE DOUBLE DOTS

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

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

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

Cost: Free.

More info:champaign.org/events or call 217-403-2030.PARKLAND COLLEGE CONCERTWhat: Chamber Singers/Wind Ensemble.

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

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

Cost: Free and open to public.

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

OPEN TRADITIONAL SONG SESSION

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

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 29 (second and fifth Mondays of every month).

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

More info:Email cu_chanteys@maden.org.

DANCINGThis weekend

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: 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 22.

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. March 23.

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

Cost: Free.

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

COUNTRY DANCING

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

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

Where: Eagles Lodge, 605 Edgebrook Drive, C.

More info: Call 217-398-9527.

Next week

ILLINI FOLK DANCE SOCIETY

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

When: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, March 26-Oct. 29.

Where: Room 314A, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U. Check schedule in north lobby because room assignments get changed without notice.

Cost: Free.

More info: https://illinifolkdancesociety.weebly.com.

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/

Future highlights

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/

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE

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

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 12.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

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. April 14.

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.

CONTRA DANCE

What: Urbana Country Dancers' event featuring music by Euphor. Jim Hemphill , 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 19.

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.

NIGHT CLUB DANCE

What: West Coast Swing Night Club. Featuring a mix of music from West Coast Swing, Night Club 2 Step, Salsa, Bachata, Hustle and more from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tango dance, featuring a live tango orchestra, 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

When: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 20.

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

Cost: Admission, $10.

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

PERFORMING ARTSThis weekend

'I LIVE FOR THE APPLAUSE'

What: 2019 Dance Recital featuring the students of the Future Stars Dance Program.

When: 7 p.m. March 22 and 1 p.m. March 23.

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.

COMEDY NIGHT

What: C-U Comedy Club live. A double "Best of Chicago" feature, with Erik Scott (Zanies Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, and "Comedians You Should Know") and Tim Smith (The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Bar).

When: 8:30 to 10 p.m. March 23.

Where: C-U Comedy Club (inside of Soma Ultralounge), 320 N. Neil St., C.

Cost: Tickets, $12.

More info: Call 217-356-4784, cucomedy.com or email jesse@cucomedy.com.

MY LIFE IN SONG: A NIGHT WITH PALESTINIAN RAPPER TAMER NAFAR

What: Discussion and performance. Mediterranean/Levantine cuisine will be served. Sponsored by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Unit One/Allen Hall, Students for Justice in Palestine, Center for Global Studies, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and the Central Residential Funding Board.

When: 7 p.m. March 25.

Where: Main Lounge of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

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.

Next week

'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.

Future highlights

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.

INSYNC: CU'S PREMIER LIP-SYNCING CONTEST

What:To benefit Pediatric Therapy Services at Carle. Tickets include beer, wine, and food. Register your lip-syncing act now: Text INSYNC to 71777.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. April 13. Doors open, 7 p.m.; contest. 8 p.m.

Where: The City Center at Fat City, 505 S. Chestnut St., C.

Cost: Tickets, $75.

More info:Call 217-383-3021 or carle.org/give/insync.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY WEEK

What:Poet Michael J. La Due ue will talk about the art of poetry and read from his work at this National Poetry Month celebration. For adults.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 15.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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. April 18.

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

Cost: Free.

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

STUDIODANCE II

What: Dance at Illinois students present their dance-making investigations curated by a panel of faculty and students.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18-20.

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.

WWE LEGEND JAKE "THE SNAKE" ROBERTS

What: WWE Hall of Famer brings his "Dirty Details Tour" to Champaign for a great night of wrestling story-telling. A one hour, one man show with all the stories, details, and entertainment from his time in the wrestling business. R Rated show, must be 19+ to enter.

When: 7:30 p.m April 22. Doors at 6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: All tickets are $25 and general admission.

More info jesse@cucomedy.com or cucomedy.com.

THEATERThis weekend

'THE GRADUATE'

What:Charleston Alley Theatre. Play adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb. Not appropriate for children.

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

Where: Charleston Alley Theatre, 718 Monroe St., Charleston.

Cost: General admission tickets, $10.

More info: Call 217 345-2287 or charlestonalleytheatre.com.

'IT JUST TAKES ONE'

What: This original, one-woman musical, written by and starring Mezzo-Soprano Kate Tombaugh, is about a young woman struggling to balance her social life while also beginning a career in opera. Sponsored as part of Women's History Month.

When:7:30 p.m. March 21.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

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

'MARISOL'

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

When: 7:30 p.m. March 21-24, 27-30, 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 22 and 23, 2:30 p.m. March 24, 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.

'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.

Next week

'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.

Future highlidhts

'CRAZY FOR YOU'

What: Lyric Theatre7:30 p.m. April 25-27, and 3 p.m. April 28. Dessert and Conversation, 6:30 p.m. April 27 and 2 p.m. April 28.

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

Cost: Tickets $10-$35. Dessert and Conversation, $10 (includes dessert and beverage).

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

'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.

'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 NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN'

What: Parkland Theatre presents a hilarious musical adaptation of the beloved Mel Brooks movie, Young Frankenstein. Talkback immediately following the show on April 4. Director, Chelsea Collier Zych, the cast and crew discuss the show and answer audience questions.

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.

'PLAZA SUITE'

What: The Monticello Theatre Association. Comedy written by Neil Simon.

Where: 7:30 p.m. April 27, 2:30 p.m. April 28, 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4, and 2:30 p.m. May 5.

Where: Monticello Theatre Association, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello.

Cost:Tickets $15, adults; $10, high school and younger.

More info: Call 217-762-2679, monticellotheatre.org or email tickets@monticellotheatre.org.

'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 5 and 6, 2 p.m. April 7, 7:30 p.m. April 11-13.

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

Cost: Tickets $5-$10.

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

'STUPID BIRD'

What: The Celebration Company. The play written byAaron Posner.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 18-21, 24-28, May 1-4. 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.

'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

SPRING BREAK AT HOMER LAKE

What:Unique programs for the whole family. "Survivor Shelters," learn how to build a shelter to survive a night lost in the woods, March 21. "Fire by Friction, "try out old-fashioned fire making skills and learn how to make a one-match fire in the woods, March 22. Register by one day in advance of each event at ccfpd.org.

When: 2 to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22.

Where:All programs at Interpretive Center at Homer Lake Forest Preserve, Homer. Except Survivor Shelters at West Lake Trail (north parking lot).

Cost:Free.

More info:Call 217-896-2455 or pleiter@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 22-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.

VERMILION COUNTY NATURE HIKE SERIES

What: Birds and Blooms. Sponsored by Middlefork Audubon Society and Illinois Native Plant Society (Forest Glen Chapter) . Hike to Howard's Hollow Seep to view skunk cabbage and other spring ephemerals that might be blooming. Easy to moderate hiking, but be prepared for wet and muddy conditions. Bring binoculars (for birding) and water to drink.

When: 10 a.m. March 23. One to two hours depending on how much birding is desired.

Where: Meet at Gannet Education Center parking lot, Forest Glen Preserve which is about 4 miles east of Illinois State Route 1 between Westville and Georgetown.

More info: Call 217-621-7528 or 217-526-1792, email suzanne56smith@gmail.com or conniejcunningham@gmail.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: 1 p.m. March 23.

Where: Rantoul Aviation Center, Rantoul. Launching in the field south of the airport.

Cost: Free.

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

INSECT PETTING ZOO

What:Interact with and learn about a variety of interesting and amazing insects. You might see Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Chilean rose hair tarantulas, blue death feigning beetles, eastern lubber grasshoppers, Arizona hairy scorpions and many more. For all ages. Presented in partnership with the UIUC Entomology Graduate Student Association.

When: 3 to 5 p.m. March 23.

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

Cost: Free.

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

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 24 through May 26.

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

Cost:Free.

More info: champaigncountyaudubon.org.

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.

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.

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.

Next week

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.

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.

Next week

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.

Future highlights

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 byApril 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.

FROG CALL SURVEY: FIELD TRAINING

What: This optional training session is intended for those who attended the first Frog Call Survey training session in February, and are looking to get some field experience. Get an idea of what to listen for during frog call monitoring. Begin with a brief indoor review, and then head outside to practice frog call monitoring skills. Register by April 20 at ccfpd.org.

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 11.

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

Cost: Free.

More info: 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: 1 p.m. April 13.

Where: Rantoul Aviation Center, Rantoul. Launching in the field south of the airport.

Cost: Free.

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

PROTECTING THE NIGHT: A DARK SKY CELEBRATION

What: The International Dark Sky Association is a worldwide organization that works to protect our dark skies. They draw attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promote simple solutions available to mitigate it. Learn about the night sky and lighting pollution, participate in hands-on activities, create and take home special crafts, speak with astronomy experts, and peer through a few telescopes. No registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 13.

Where: Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield.

Cost: Free.

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

CUAS FAMILY SKYWATCH

What: Join members of the Champaign Urbana Astronomical Society for the monthly observatory open house. Look at astronomical objects through their many telescopes. Use the newly refurbished primary dome instrument, a 16 primary diameter mirror Cassegrain telescope. Watches are held monthly on Saturday evening after the first-quarter moon. This event is canceled in the event of bad weather, including cloudy skies. Call if the weather is iffy.

When: 8 to 10 p.m. April 13.

Where:CUAS Observatory, County Road 700 E, C. Take I57 south to Exit 229 which is Monticello Road. Turn Right onto Monticello Road and go 1.5 miles West. Turn Left onto County Road 700 E and proceed 1 / 2 mile South to the Observatory.

Cost: Free.

More info: Call 217-351-2567 if the weather is iffy.

EARLY WILDFLOWER HIKE

What: Hike the south side Sangamon River bluffs and see the great displays of bloodroot, snow trillium and hepatica. Hike is limited to 25 people.

When: 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 16.

Where: Meet at McDonald Family Trails Parking Lot 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.

UI MUSEUMSKrannert Art Museum

What: Exhibitions, "Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago" through March 23, and "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.

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 onAfro-Brazilian percussion genres by Brazilian music educator and scholar Juliana Cantarelli Vita.

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

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.

FARMER CITY MUSEUM

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

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

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

Cost: Free admission.

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

GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through April 4, and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays through March 31. 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: Spring Break at the Museum! Stop by the Museum for fun-filled activities every day! Candle Dipping, March 21. Civil War Craft & Activity Day, March 22.

When:2 to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22. Museum is open every day, 1 to 5 p.m.

What: 1968 For Homeschoolers. Our museum is 50 years old and we are celebrating with an exhibit, "1968: A Time for Every Purpose." Homeschoolers aged 10-15 will learn about that change-making year — from both a local and national perspective, tour the exhibit and participate in hands-on activities. Ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Register by March 22 at ccfpd.org.

When: 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 29.

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

Cost: Free.1968 For Homeschoolers, $3 per child.

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-April 26 (except April 5).

Main feature:"Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope" 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 29-April 27.

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

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

Cost: Admission, $5-$6.

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

EXHIBITS

ANITA PURVES NATURE CENTER

What: Discover Illinois natural history both inside and outside the nature center. Indoors, explore the Field Station through hands-on displays that include new discovery drawers and seasonal exhibits. Watch wildlife in the center's habitat garden and feeding station or relax with a favorite nature book in the Observation Room.

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Where: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U.

More info:Call 217-384-4062.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AT MCKINLEY

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

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

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

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

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, 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, "Audubon Photography Awards." The 12 images on display were chosen from nearly 8,000 images submitted to the National Audubon Society in 2018 in the Amateur, Professional, and Youth categories.

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 27.

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 31.

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

Cost: Free.

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

PARKLAND COLLEGE

What: "Draped and Bundled: Paintings by Leeah Joo."

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Closed Fridays, Sundays, March 16-24. Through March 26.

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.

UI LIBRARY

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

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

Where:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 346 Library of the Main Library, 1401 W. Gregory Drive, U.

Cost: Free.

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

URBANA FREE LIBRARY

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

When: Noon to 1 p.m. March 22.

Where: 210 W. Green St., U.

Cost: Free.

More info: facebook.com/urbanapublicarts.

GALLERIES

CINEMA GALLERY

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

When: March 23. Open, 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 23-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: The vendors are back with lots of new and exciting products.

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

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

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