Arts & Theater Calendar: Week of Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013
Age Quake Theatre – Plays for and about those 55 and older performed in the greater Rockford area. Info: 815-398-8090.
Alan and Adrianne St. George Center for the Arts – 800 Chicago Ave., Savanna. Info: 815-244-2035, 815-273-3900, 815-273-7262.
The Art Box Frame Shop – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Info: 815-758-0313.
Artists’ Ensemble – Rockford College Cheek Theatre, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org.
ArtSpace West Gallery – 1426 N. Main St. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Info: 815-963-1894.
Beloit Civic Theatre – Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit, Wis. Info: 608-362-1595.
Beloit Fine Arts Incubator – 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Other hours by appointment. Info: 608-313-9083.
Bliss Beads Studio & Gallery – 161 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, Ill. Weekly classes in bead jewelry making, silversmithing and flamework glass. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Sat. Info: 815-517-0164.
Bonzi Productions Theatre Group – Family theater, plays, musicals. Info: 815-394-8987.
Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Coming Jan. 25: Lend Me a Tenor. Info: 815-312-3000.
Cholke Photography & Fine Art Gallery – 2211 E. State St. Fri., 7:30-10 p.m.; Sat., 4:30-10 p.m.; Sun., 2-5 p.m. Free. Info: 815-226-9398.
DeKalb Area Women’s Center – 1021 State St., DeKalb. Info: 815-758-1351.
DeKalb Art Gallery – 116 Altgeld Hall, NIU, DeKalb. Info: 815-753-1936.
District Bar & Grill – 205 W. State St., Rockford. Art exhibit from Kortman Gallery includes paintings, prints, mixed media, photography. Art with an urban theme. Info: 815-977-4524.
Ingrid Dohm Studio Gallery – 839 N. Perryville Road. Appointments/Info: 815-519-6492.
The Fireside Theatre – Fort Atkinson, Wis. Tickets/Info: 800-477-9505 or www.firesidetheatre.com.
Found It! Gallery – 107 Monroe St., Genoa. After school arts & crafts from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri. for kids ages 3-14. Cost: $3 if you sign up at least the day before, $5 drop-in, $10 for all four days. Info: 815-601-2375.
Freeport Art Museum –121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. Regional Juried Exhibition IX runs thru Feb. 9. Info: 815-235-9755.
Freeport Park District – 1122 S. Burchard Ave., Freeport. Now: Framing Our Freeport Parks Photo Contest. Entries must be shot in any of the Freeport Park District parks, Park District programs, special events or on the Jane Addams Trail during the 2011 or 2012 calendar year. Entries due at District office by Dec. 31. Limit of 2 entries per category and 6 entries per person. Prizes will be awarded. Entry forms can be picked up at Park District office or printed from online at www.freeportparkdistrict.org. Info: 815-235-6114, ext. 105.
Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center – 4596 U.S. Highway 20, east of Freeport. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 815-233-1357.
Funktional Arts – 412 N. First St. Furniture & sculpture. Info: 815-969-7942.
Galena Artists’ Guild Gallery – 324 Spring St., Galena. Thurs.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 815-777-2870.
The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. Now: Jeanne Coe, abstract art, spherical designs.Info: 815-965-8903.
Charlotte Hackin Art Studio & Gallery – 6278 Brynwood Drive. Info: 815-639-1318.
Kortman Gallery – 107 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Exhibiting Nov. 23-Jan. 5: “Landmarks.” Info: 815-968-0123.
Little City Foundation – 1760 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Exhibiting now thru Jan. 6: Extraordinary Vision. Info: 847-358-5510.
Tom Littrell Design & Art Studio – 317 Market St., Rockford. Info: email@example.com.
Main Street Players of Boone County – Community Building Complex of Boone County, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. Info: 800-741-2963 or mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com.
Midtown Marketplace – 203 Seventh St. Info: 815-961-1269.
Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Exhibiting thru Jan. 25: “Eye Candy,” a multi-media group show by members of the Driftless Area Artists in Frehner Gallery. Info: www.monroeartscenter.com. or 608-436-5700.
NIU Anthropology Museum – NIU, DeKalb. Exhibiting now: “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia” and “Water For… Life” and “Saving Endangered Species.”
NIU Art Museum – Hall Case Galleries, 116 Altgeld Hall, DeKalb. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-4 p.m. Info: 815-753-1936.
NIU Community School of the Arts – Music Building, Room 132, DeKalb Campus. Various music classes, music ensembles, art classes. Info: 815-753-1450 or www.csa.niu.edu.
NIU School of Theatre & Dance – Stevens Building, DeKalb campus. Info: 815-753-1600.
Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition – Hanover’s Back Street Players, Stockton’s Plum River Playhouse and Orangeville’s Mighty Richland Players. Tickets for Back Street Players may be purchased at Apple River State Bank, Hanover, at 815-591-2201. Tickets for Mighty Richland Players in Orangeville at 815-829-1310 or 608-325-5700. Tickets for Plum River Playhouse at Stockton Banking Center at 815-947-2000. Also: firstname.lastname@example.org.
David C. Olson Photography Studio – 7801 E. State St., inside Clock Tower Resort. Wildlife and nature imagery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Free. Info: 815-873-1777.
Pec Playhouse Theatre – 314 Main St., Pecatonica. Info: 815-239-1210.
Rock Valley College Studio Theater – 3301 N. Mulford Road. Info: 815-921-2160.
Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Exhibiting thru Jan. 6: Full Circle, art by residents of Little City, Palatine, Ill. Free for everyone every Tues. Info: 815-968-2787.
Rockford College Art Gallery – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. 3-6 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Info: 815-226-4105.
Rockford College Performing Arts Department – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-226-4105.
Rockford Dance Company – Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Info: 815-815-963-3341.
Timber Lake Playhouse – 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Info: 815-244-2035 or www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.
317 Studio & Gallery – 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-9 p.m.
TownSquare Players, Inc. – Woodstock North High School, Woodstock. Info: 815-338-5300.
Village Gallery – Stewart Square. Artists’ co-op. 45 artists. Open Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 815-963-ARTS.
Beth Ann Weis Salon & Spa – 4108 Morsay Drive, Rockford. Hours: Tues. & Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., noon-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon., Wed. Info: 815-387-2700.
Without Shoes Modern Dance Company – Rockford College Maddox Theater, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-381-0084.
Womanspace – Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 815-877-0118.
Woodstock Musical Theatre Company – Woodstock Opera House, 121 VanBuren St., Woodstock. Info: 815-338-5300.
Wright Museum of Art – Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.-Sun. Exhibiting now: Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection, runs thru Jan. 22. Info: 608-363-2677 or 608-363-2095.
Playing at Lake Lawn: Nutcracker Suite Ballet – Geneva Ballroom, Lake Lawn. Dec 29. Performances at 7 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 29. Prime Rib buffet and salad bar. Tickets including dinner: $35 adults, $20 children, ages 4-12. Peformance only tickets: $12 adults, $10 children, ages 4-12. Reservations/Info: 262-725-9155 or www.lakelawnresort.com.
Registration for Winter Break Art Camp – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Dates: Jan. 2-4. For ages 7-12. 9 a.m.-noon each day. Cost: $60 public, $55 museum members. Info: 815-235-9755.
Registration for Prismacolor Workshop with Diana Garrett – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Date: Jan. 5, 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: $15 public, $10 museum members/students. Info: 815-235-9755 or www.freeportartmuseum.org.
Registration for Painting Class – Krape Park Community Building, 1799 S. Park Blvd., Freeport. Date: Jan. 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $25 residents, $30 non-residents. All supplies provided except a roll of paper towels. Register by Jan. 2 at Park District office, 1122 S. Burchard or call 815-235-6114, ext. 0 to charge by phone.
Registration for Photography Classes with Chris Quillen – Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Understanding Your Digital SLR, Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 19, $50. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – Preview, Jan. 26, free. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Saturdays, Feb. 2-March 9, $150. Info: 608-313-9083.
Registration for Artists for “Unforgettable Art: An Affair for Alz-heimer’s” – Chicago Rockford International Airport, 2 Airport Circle, Rockford. Date: April 20. All entries will be juried; 40-50 artists will be selected. Venue opens at noon. Applications and details available at alz.org/Illinois and click on “Special Events.” Deadline: Jan. 25.
Wednesday, Dec. 26
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Thursday, Dec. 27
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Friday, Dec. 28
Artists at Work – Tom Littrell Design and 317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-8 p.m.
“Eye Candy” – Monroe Arts Center, Frehner Gallery, 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. A multi-media group show by members of the Driftless Area Artists, runs thru Jan. 25. Info: 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249 or www.monroeartscenter.com.
Saturday, Dec. 29
Nutcracker Suite Ballet – Geneva Ballroom, Lake Lawn. Performance at 7 p.m. Prime Rib buffet and salad bar. Tickets including dinner: $35 adults, $20 for children, ages 4-12. Performance only tickets: $12 adults, $10 children, ages 4-12. Call 262-725-9155 for reservations. Info: www.lakelawnresort.com.
Sunday, Dec. 30
The Nutcracker – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. 3 p.m. Tickets: $20-$46 at box office or www.rockfordsymphony.com, or call 815-965-0049.
Monday, Dec. 31
Deadline for “Framing Our Freeport Parks Photo Contest.” No fee to participate. Prizes awarded. Info: 815-235-6114, ext. 105 or www.freeportparkdistrict.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
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From the Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013, issue
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