Arts & Theater Calendars

Arts & Theater Calendars

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Ongoing Attractions

Funktional Arts – 412 N. First St. Jewelry, furniture, sculpture; ceramic sculpture by Lynn Fisher. By appointment only. Info: 229-9048/969-7942.

Village Gallery – Stewart Square. Artists co-op. Works of more than 45 artists for sale. Info: 963-ARTS/jcoeart.com.

Around the Corner – Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, Wis. Fiber artist Dawn Ingham displays her work. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info: 608/325-5700.

Circles + Squares – Paragon on W. State. The works of local artist Chris Julin including paintings, beaded tile, and meticulously embellished containers and forms. Regular restaurant hours. Free. Thru March 15. Info: 963-1660.

pARTners – New Dimensions Gallery, Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Rd. Works featuring themes of partnership, created by partners, or two different artists depicting the same subject with different media. By appointment only. Call for times/Info: 877-0118.

Southwest Scenes: Community Life in Southwest Rockford – Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum. The exhibit examines why this area of Rockford was an attractive place for Robert H. Tinker to build his home. Open Tues.-Sun. Tours: 1, 2, & 3 p.m. Thru March 31. Call for prices/Info: 964-2424.

Valery Kolshliakov Paintings – Rockford College, Clark Arts Center. Daily, 2-5 p.m. Free. Info: 226-4034.

March 12 – Wednesday

Bus Trip to Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Bus leaves Klehm Arboretum at 8 a.m. Show at Navy Pier features 25 themed gardens, including the “Gnomenculture” garden. Bus returns approximately 5:30 p.m. $30/$40. Info: 965-8146.

Art Lecture/Performance – Rockford Art Museum. Dr. Charles Carter, professor of dance at NIU, will give a talk and performance. Call for times/prices/exact location/Info: 968-2787.

Hello Dolly – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson, Wis. The first lady in musical comedy. Call for times/prices/Info: 800/477-9505.

The Mouse & The Motorcycle – Irvin L. Young Auditorium, Whitewater, Wis. A family adventure. 7 p.m. Call for tickets/Info: 262/472-2222.

March 13 – Thursday

Open Mic/Poetry Night – The Divine Cup. “Expression/ opinion/ experience/ life…penned.” 8 p.m. Free. Every Thurs. Info: 965-6247.

Three Musketeers – New American Theater. Dumas’ work comes to life on stage. Call for times/prices/Info: 963-9454.

Tom Mullica Presents A Tribute to Red Skelton – Freeport Masonic Temple, Freeport. A portrayal of the late comedian and a host of his characters, including Klem Kadiddlehopper, Gertrude & Heathcliff, the “mean widdle kid” Freddy the Freeloader, and many more. 7:30 p.m. $15. Info: 815/233-0113.

Hello Dolly – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson, Wis. The first lady in musical comedy. Call for times/prices/Info: 800/477-9505.

March 14 – Friday

The Three Musketeers – New American Theater. Dumas’ work comes to life on stage. Call for times/prices/Info: 963-9454.

Art Talk: “Views from the Studio,” w/ Bernard Williams – Storefront Cinema. An established Chicago artist will discuss his work and the influence of other African-American artists on his work. $10/$5. Info: 972-2880.

A Night of Stars 2003: A Night on the Open Road – Giovanni’s. Call for times/prices/Info: 963-9454.

Bandstand USA! – Jubilee Theater, Clocktower. A “just-for-fun” rock and stroll down memory lane with the story of a ’50s Forever Fan Club saving their diner from the wrecking ball by staging a flashback show. 6 p.m. Dinner & show: $44.25/$46.25. Info: 398-6000.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips – Storefront Cinema. Robert Donat stars as Charles Chipping, a shy schoolmaster, who is dedicated to the classics and his students. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $5. Info: 962-FILM.

Presentation by Author Flora Cousins – Whitehead Elementary School, 2325 Ohio Parkway. Local author discusses book, Don’t be a Bully! Be a Buddy!. 1:30 p.m. Free. Info: 229-2840.

Burgers & Blues – IOOF Hall, Orangeville. A musical comedy portraying life in Shannon, Ill. Call for times/prices/Info: 815/789-4041.

Godspell – Town Square Players Theater, Woodstock. Call for times/prices/Info: 815/232-6718.

Hello Dolly – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson, Wis. The first lady in musical comedy. Call for times/prices/Info: 800/477-9505.

4 Sale – RAW Studios/Galley, 2500 N. Main St. Four local artists displaying recent works: Bob Sunday, Carol Meniga, Don Lundquist and Russ Blahnik. 5:30-10 p.m. Free. Info: 966-0476.

March 15 – Saturday

“An Evening of One Acts” Session – Memorial Hall Auditorium. Rehearsals that teach children basic acting skills as well as preparing them for a live performance. Every child registered guaranteed a part. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $65/11 classes. Info: 963-2220.

Impression Sunrise – New American Theater. Call for times/prices/Info: 964-6282.

The Three Musketeers – New American Theater. Dumas’ work comes to life on stage. Call for times/prices/Info: 963-9454.

Egg Artists Show – Midway Village. Call for times/prices/Info: 397-9112.

Bandstand USA! – Jubilee Theater, Clocktower. A “just-for-fun” rock and stroll down memory lane with the story of a ’50s Forever Fan Club saving their diner from the wrecking ball by staging a flashback show. 6 p.m. Dinner & show: $44.25/$46.25. Info: 398-6000.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips – Storefront Cinema. Robert Donat stars as Charles Chipping, a shy schoolmaster who is dedicated to the classics and his students. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $5. Info: 962-FILM.

Picasso on the Prairie – Jarrett Center, Byron Forest Preserve, 7993 N. River Rd. Art classes for kids taught by Janet Dahlberg. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25/3 classes. Info: 234-8535. Ext. 217.

Kids Concert – Byron Forest Preserve. Call for times/prices/Info: 234-8535.

Burgers & Blues – IOOF Hall, Orangeville. A musical comedy portraying life in Shannon, Ill. Call for times/prices/Info: 815/789-4041.

Godspell – Town Square Players Theater, Woodstock. Call for times/prices/Info: 815/232-6718.

Hello Dolly – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson, Wis. The first lady in musical comedy. Call for times/prices/Info: 800/477-9505.

4 Sale – RAW Studios/Galley, 2500 N. Main St. Four local artists displaying recent works: Bob Sunday, Carol Meniga, Don Lundquist and Russ Blahnik. 5:30-10 p.m. Free. Info: 966-0476.

March 16 – Sunday

Impression Sunrise – New American Theater. Call for times/prices/Info: 964-6282.

The Three Musketeers – New American Theater. Dumas’ work comes to life on stage. Call for times/prices/Info: 963-9454.

Bandstand USA! – Jubilee Theater, Clocktower. A “just-for-fun” rock and stroll down memory lane with the story of a ’50s Forever Fanclub saving their diner from the wrecking ball by staging a flashback show. 6 p.m. Dinner & show: $44.25/$46.25. Info: 398-6000.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips – Storefront Cinema. Robert Donat stars as Charles Chipping, a shy schoolmaster who is dedicated to classics and his students. 4:30 & 7 p.m. $4. Info: 962-FILM.

Egg Artists Show – Midway Village. Call for times/prices/Info: 397-9112.

ArtsDay at CherryVale – CherryVale Mall. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info: 963-6765.

Celtic Celebration – Klehm Arboretum. Call for times/prices/Info: 965-8146.

Family Art Workshop: Tile Painting – Freeport Arts Center, Freeport. Study painted tiles and create your own. 2-4 p.m. $3/$5. Info: n815/235-9755.

Burgers & Blues – IOOF Hall, Orangeville. A musical comedy portraying life in Shannon, Ill. Call for times/prices/Info: 815/789-4041.

Godspell – Town Square Players Theater, Woodstock. Call for times/prices/Info: 815/232-6718.

Hello Dolly – Fireside Theater, Fort Atkinson, Wis. The first lady in musical comedy. Call for times/prices/Info: 800/477-9505.

March 17 – Monday

Impression Sunrise – New American Theater. Call for times/prices/Info: 964-6282.

March 18 – Tuesday

Impression Sunrise – New American Theater. Call for times/prices/Info: 964-6282.

Art Lecture – Rockford Art Museum. Dr. Lavern Gyant, director of Black Studies and professor of Adult Education at NIU, will discuss “Interpreting Art From the Black Woman’s Perspective.” Call for times/prices/Info: 968-2787.

Cats – Coronado Theatre. The Broadway musical based on a collection of poems by T.S. Elliot, holds the record for the longest-running show in Broadway history. 7:30 p.m. Call for prices/Info: 968-5222.

Stars of Light – Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Dr. A traveling theater troupe composed of people with mental illness, which presents a dramatic event relating the true nature of mental illness. Followed by discussion. 6:30-8 p.m. $5. Info: 877-0118.

Turkish Imports, Etc. – 208 S. Hackett St., S. Beloit. A large selection of beautiful, handmade area rugs from throughout the Middle East, exceptional pillow covers, and unique sterling silver jewelry with semi-precious stones designed by Mary Ann Green. Open every Tues. 5-8 p.m. Info: 389-2186.

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