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. 45 artists. Info: 963-ARTS/jcoeart.com.
At Home Players Theater The House, DeKalb. Call for shows/ times/prices/Info: 815/748-2880.
Realism or Not Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Jean Apgars exhibit. Call for times/prices/Info: 965-8146.
Expanding the Perimeter Rockford College Art Gallery, Clark Arts Center. Group exhibition from Frank Paluch of Perimeter Gallery, Chicago. Regular gallery hours. Free. Info: 226-4034.
Screw City: Artists Fabricating a History of Rockford Rockford Art Museum. Local artists create works focusing on Rockfords ups and downs in history. Regular museum hours. Free. Info: 968-2787.
Feathers & Fur YWCA, 4990 E. State St. Display of the works of Kelli Johnson Sabins work. Regular hours. Free. Info: 968-9681.
Wednesday, Oct. 6
Slam Wednesday NE Branch Library. Poetry slam. 6 p.m. Free. Info: 226-1533.
MUVPAC After School Class Midway Theater. Maya Simmons teaches visual art. 4-7 p.m. $2.50. Info: 965-2511.
Lunch & Learn: Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Noon-1 p.m. $6/$7. Info: 877-0118.
Thursday, Oct. 7
Drawing Class Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Drawing from a model with Dorothy Bock. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15. Info: 877-0118.
Bizarro Beat Circus Kryptonite. Improvisational poetry, hip-hop and spoken word with house band. 10 p.m. Free. Info: 965-0931.
Screw City Artists Lecture Fundergburg Gallery, Rockford Art Museum. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 968-2787.
MUVPAC After School Class Midway Theater. Geri Carter and Jaimie Turner teach therapeutic theater; monologue and dialogue writing, presentation, etc. 4-7 p.m. $2.50. Info: 965-2511.
Friday, Oct. 8
Rhapsody In Blood Rockford Marina & Watersports, 201 Hill St. Rockford Dance Company presents an interactive murder mystery ballet. 6:30 p.m. $40. Info: 963-3341.
Talent Night Midway Theater. Youths of all ages perform music and dance. 7 p.m. $2. Info: 965-2511.
Saturday, Oct. 9
Red Ball Rockford Country Club. Entertainment, gourmet dining, music and dancing to benefit the River District. 6:30 p.m. $100.
Picasso on the Prairie Jarrett Prairie Center, Byron. Basics of watercolor, colored pencil, etc. for ages 6+. Call for times/prices/Info: 234-8535.
Family Book Fest Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport. Poetry readings, craft activities and panel discussions on writing. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Info: 947-2780.
Photography Class Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, Beloit, Wis. Basics of camera skills. 9 a.m.-noon. $100. Info: 608/313-9083.
Sunday, Oct. 10
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Monday, Oct. 11
Movie Showing: Bukowski: Born Into This Ballroom of the School of Art Institute, Chicago. A film that traces the life of Charles Bukowski. 6:30 p.m. $5/Free. Info: www.powtrycenter.org.
In My Own Write: Part 2 Womanspace Library, 3333 Maria Linden Dr. A writing group with Dorothy Bock and Colleen McDonald. 7-9:15 p.m. $15. Info: 877-0118.
Book Signing: T.A. Barron Wonderland Books & Toys, 1625 N. Alpine Rd. Author of childrens book The Lost Years of Merlin. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info: 934-1633.
MUVPAC After School Class Midway Theater. Debra Jo Howard teaches poetry writing and performance. 4-7 p.m. $2.50. Info: 965-2511.
Drawing Class The Next Picture, Dixon. Taught by Deb Thompson. 7-9 p.m. Call for registration/Info: 815/285-4924.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
MUVPAC After School Class Midway Theater. Charles Matlock teaches vocal lessons, projection, presentation and breathing. 4-7 p.m. $2.50. Info: 965-2511.
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