Out and About

Thursday, June 14, 2007

ART

June 19, Studios Midwest 2007. Meet the 2007 Studios Midwest Artists: Marjorie Blackwell of Monmouth, John Murdoch of Princeton, N.J., and Elena Rakochy of Evanston, 7 p.m., June 19, Round Room, Ford Center for Fine Arts, Knox College. Studio Open House and Patio Potluck, see progression of summer work, 6 p.m., July 12, Knox College Center for Fine Arts Studio. Clare Smith Memorial Lecture celebrating 20 years of Studios Midwest, 7 p.m., July 24, Ford Center for Fine Arts, Knox College.

June 22-July 21, Exhibit of artwork by Fred Jones of Macomb, opening reception: 5-7 p.m. June 22, Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. Center hours: 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 342-7415.

Through June 23, 4th annual Adult Amateur Art Competition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth. Center hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. (309) 734-3033.

June 24-Aug. 4, Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown. Museum hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (309) 547-3721.

Through June 26, Exhibits of ceramics by James White of Joliet and mixed media by Velga Easker of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. Art Center hours: 10:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 342-7415.

MUSIC

Through June 16, Burlington Steamboat Days, Burlington, Iowa. June 14: Dierks Bentley; June 15: Credence Clearwater Revisited; June 16: Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Rodney Atkins.

June 20, Concert: Tool, 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria. $39.50 and $49.50. (309) 676-8700.

June 22, Concert: Montgomery Gentry with special guest Billy Currington, 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria. $24.50 and $34.50. (309) 676-8700.

June 23, Outdoor Concert, a "Country Gospel Jam," 7 p.m., Maquon Village Park. Featuring Touch of Country, Laura Lee Rose, Jim Inman and the Westerners, and Chris Postin. Butterfly pork chop sandwiches, 5-7 p.m., $3 each or $5 for complete dinner. Bring own lawn chairs. 344-2274.

June 23, Christian Rock Band "River of Grace," 7-9 p.m., Living Passion Studios, 332 E. Second St., Davenport, Iowa. Free event, donations accepted. (563) 322-0107.

June 24, Central Illinois Jazz Society presents: Craig Russo Latin Jazz Project, 6 and 8:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 117 N. Western Ave., Peoria. Members, $5; non-members, $7 (children 14 and under free with an adult). (309) 692-5330 or 691-3259. www.peoriajazz.com and www.midil.com/cijs.html.

July 13, Concert: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, United Center, Chicago. $49.75-$89.75. ticketmaster.com.

July 15, Central Illinois Jazz Society presents: Trefen Owen guitar and Peg Schickendanz voice with the Larry Harms Trio, 6 and 8:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 117 N. Western Ave., Peoria. Members, $5; non-members, $7 (children 14 and under free with an adult). (309) 692-5330 or 691-3259. www.peoriajazz.com and www.midil.com/cijs.html.

July 27, Concert: Keith Urban, 7:30 p.m., MARK of the Quad Cities. $37.50 and $47.50. (309) 764-2000 or ticketmaster.com.

July 27, Concert: Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria. $37.50 and $48.50. (309) 676-8700.

July 28, Concert: Art Garfunkel with special guest Alice Peacock, 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $37.50 and $48.50. (309) 676-8700.

July 31-Aug. 5, Mississippi Valley Fair, Davenport, Iowa. July 31: Lonestar; Aug. 1: Josh Turner; Aug. 2: Gretchen Wilson; Aug. 4: Big and Rich; Aug. 5: Chris Cagle.

Aug. 8, American Idols LIVE 2007, 7 p.m., The MARK of the Quad Cities. $37-$67.50. (309) 764-2000.

SPECIAL

June 15-16, FunFest in Williamsfield. June 15 (all events in Veterans Park): 6-8 p.m. ice cream social, crafts for kids, 6:30 p.m. New Look in Container Gardening by Pat Asbury, 7 p.m. games for adults, 9 p.m. free movie. June 16: 8 a.m. pancake breakfast at Norman Legion; Doubet-Benjamin Park - 10 a.m. kids games, large show kits, antique tractor display, food tent, noon sand volleyball, kid's tractor pull, 1 p.m. spoon River Flyers demo, garden tractor pull, 4 p.m. water fights and all day photo contest display; Veterans Park - 10 a.m. 3-on-3 basketball, 5-8 p.m. hog roast, 6 p.m. baby contest and hot dog eating contest, 6:30 p.m. talent show, 8:30 p.m. street dance. Bring lawn chairs. (309) 639-2016, 639-2686, 639-2319.

June 16, Introduction to Watercolor Class taught by Ron Hunt, watercolor instructor at Carl Sandburg College, 9 a.m.-noon, Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve, 1590 Angling Road, Alexis. $3 per participant. Bring lawn chair and/or picnic lunch. Pre-registration and list of materials: call Ron Hunt at 341-5278 or e-mail rhunt@sandburg.edu.

June 16, Taste of Abingdon, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Main Street in Abingdon. Food and drink, games, live music.

June 16, Fellowship Walk/Bike-A-Thon at Maquon United Methodist Church. Registration: 9:15 a.m., walk begins: 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit new fellowship hall. Collect pledges, sponsor sheets available at Maquon Public Library, Maquon Miracle Mart, or call church office at (309) 875-3572.

June 16, Roseville American Legion and Auxiliary will host a "Veterans Helping Veterans" benefit dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Roseville Legion Hall. Donations accepted. (309) 734-5993.

June 16-17, More on 34 Yard Sale in Knox, Warren, Henry, Henderson, LaSalle, Bureau and DeKalb counties.

June 18-22, Girl Scout Day Camp for girls in grades 1-6 as of fall 2007, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve, 1590 Angling Road, Alexis. Native American Theme with crafts, games and hikes; archery, campfire cooking, camp songs. Girl Scouts: $45; if not registered Girl Scout: additional $10 for insurance. For information: call Carin at 342-4360 or Lora at 343-4321.

June 18-29, Prairie Players Civic Theater's summer theater camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, Carl Sandburg College. Contact Melissa Agar at mellablue@hotmail.com.

THEATER

June 15, Classic Film Series: "National Velvet," 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. $2. 342-2299.

June 19-July 14, Youth Theater Musical: "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse. June 19, 23, 28, 30 and July 5, 7, 14: Doors open: 12:30 p.m., show: 1 p.m. June 21, 26 and July 3, 12: Doors open: 9:30 a.m., show: 10 a.m. All seats $7; groups of 12 or more, $6. (309) 786-7733 or circa21.com.

Through July 1, "What the Rabbi Saw," Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Doors open Thurs, Fri, Sat 6 p.m., buffet 6:30-7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m.; doors open Sun. noon, buffet noon-1 p.m., show 1:30 p.m. Thurs. $29, Fri. $31, Sat. $33, Sun. brunch $31. (309) 965-2545 or www.barn2.com.

Through July 21, "Oklahoma!" at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse. Wed-Sat: Doors open 5:45 p.m., buffet 6-7 p.m., show 7:45 p.m. Sunday: Doors open 3:45 p.m., buffet 4-5 p.m., show 5:45 p.m. Wed. $39, Fri-Sun $41.60, students (18 and under) $24.96, group rates available for parties of 12 or more. (309) 786-7733 or circa21.com.


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