Arts & Theater Calendar


Arts & Theater

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Poetry & Music – Special Edition of Children’s “Banjo Poet”. Poetry Foundation. 10 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 26
Callbacks – Main Street Players of Boone County. 7:30 p.m.
Poetry & Music – Michael J. Miles’ acclaimed one-man show features musical and written works of Pete Seeger, Carl Sandburg, Woody Guthrie, Walt Whitman, Johann Sebatian Bach, Mark Twain and others. Protest, passion, politics, poetry – the banjo is the voice of the people. Poetry Foundation. 7 p.m.
Crafting workshop – Class includes art, crafting and journaling. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $20.

Saturday, Feb. 28
iAuthor Steve Harrison – “The Mystery of Oak Island.” Dinner buffet and presentation. $15. Freeport Masonic Temple. Book signing 5:30. Dinner 6 p.m. Presentation 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 1
74th Young Artists Show – Free public opening of the high school division art with awards ceremony from 1-3 p.m. Art remains on view through April 4th. Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St.

Ongoing Attractions
The ARC – 1222 E. State St., Beadware Mondays 1-4 p.m.; Open Studio Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-4 p.m.
The Art Box – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m..-6 p.m. Info: 815-758-0313.
Artists’ Ensemble Theatre – Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-394-5004.
ArtSpace West Gallery – 1426 N. Main St. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Info: 815-963-1894.
Beloit Fine Arts Incubator – 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Gallery hours: Mon.,10 a.m.-2 p.m. ; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat.,10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 608-322-4250.
Beloit College — Logan Museum of Anthropology, Shaw Gallery, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 608-363-2828.
Beloit Fine Arts Incubator — 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Hours: Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. January: Featuring works of Larry Schultz. Coming March 6: “People, Place and Things” show. Info: 608-313-9083.
Belvidere Performing Arts Center — 1500 E. Ave., Belvidere. Tickets available at or 815-332-2205.
Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Now playing: “Noises Off”. Info: 815-312-3000 or
Cadillac Palace Theatre — 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. “The Illusionists — Witness the Impossible”. Dates: March 10-22. Coming March 25-29: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Tickets available at Broadway In Chicago box offices, 24 W. Randolph St.,, 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut. Or call 800-775-2000 or go to
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.
Coronado Performing Arts Center – 314 N. Main St. 815-968-5222 or
DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries — 1021 State St., DeKalb. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Info: 815-758-1351.
Ingrid Dohm Studio Gallery – 839 N. Perryville Road. Appointments/Info: 815-519-6492.
Freeport Art Museum – 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Info: 815-235-9755.
Gallery C — 900 Jackson St., Suite 113, Dubuque, Iowa. Exhibiting thru March 1: “From the Strangest Places” — a selection from the lifetime collection of David Keltner.
The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. January: Cecilia Mann of Sinnissippi Quilt Guild displays her work. Info: 815-965-8903.
Charlotte Hackin Art Studio & Gallery – 6278 Brynwood Drive, Rockford. Info: 815-639-1318.
DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries – 1021 State St., DeKalb. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-758-1351.
Freeport Art Museum — 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Info: 815-235-9755.
Janesville-UW Rock County Theatre – Kirk Denmark Theatre, University of Wisconsin-Rock County, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. . Info: 608-758-6565.
Kortman Gallery – 107 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 815-968-0123.
Kouture Canvas – 213 N. Third St., Rockford. Owners provide materials for you to create your own guided painting or DIY type craft. No two paintings alike. Also, free drinks, age-appropriate. Event dates and times on website at under calendar tab.
Main Street Players of Boone County — Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. Coming Feb. 13-15 and 20-22: Money Matters. Info: 800-741-2963 or
Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibiting thru Jan. 30: “Nature Within Human Habitat” ceramic sculptures by Bruce Howdle. Info: 608-325-5700.
NIU Art Museum – Northern Illinois University, Altgeld, 116, DeKalb.
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 fo: 815-239-1210 or
Rockford Dance Company – Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Info: 815-815-963-3341 or 815-968-0595.
Rockford University Art Gallery – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-226-4105.
Scheffler Art & Gallery – Rooney Building, 107 Elm St., Franklin Grove. Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 815-973-0942.
State of the Art – 218 E. State St. Open Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. “First Friday” events until 8 p.m. Info: 815-979-1944.
317 Studio & Gallery – 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-9 p.m.
Timber Lake Playhouse – 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Info: 815-244-2035.
University of Wisconsin-Rock County – Theodore Robinson Gallery, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis.
Without Shoes Modern Dance Company — Maddox Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St.
Womanspace – 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Info: 815-877-0118.
Woodstock Opera House – 121 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Info: 815-338-5300.
Woodstock Weavers Guild – Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson, Woodstock. Info: 815-399-1630.
Wright Museum of Art – Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. Free. Info: 608-363-2095.
Ongoing Exhibits
“From the Strangest Places” — Gallery C, 900 Jackson St., Dubuque, Iowa. Featuring a selection from the lifetime collection of David Keltner. Thru March 1.
“Captured” – Diane Rose Dailing exhibit at Kortman Gallery, 107 N. Main St. Feb. 6 to March 31. Info: 815-968-0123 or
Registration Needed .
Order Tickets for “Heart Art” Silent Auction — Rockford University Art Gallery, 5050 E. State St. Date: Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m. Original works of art by more than 30 local and regional artists. View and bid on unique works of art while enjoying the company of many artists and art appreciators. Tickets: $15 public, $5 students; available thru Rockford University Box Office at 815-226-4100 or, or in person M-F.
Order Tickets for “The Price is Right Live!” — Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: March 1, 2015, 6 p.m. Tickets on sale at,, the box office or call 815-968-5222. Tickets: $37.50 and $60, plus applicable fees.
Order Tickets for “The Illusionists — Witness the Impossible” — Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago. Dates: March 10-22. Presented by Broadway In Chicago. Tues., Wed. at 7:30 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance March 18), Thurs., Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. (additional 7:30 p.m. performance on March 15). Tickets at Chicago box offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 189 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at 800-775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and
Registration for Finding Your Voice as an Artist — The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties, 1222 E. State St. Dates: March 30-April 20, 4-5:30 p.m. Topics: Finding the artist voice; creating a body of work; developing an artist statement; pricing and marketing. Cost: $20. Info: 815-965-3455.
Call For Artists: Greenwich Village Art Fair – Artists are needed for the 2015 Freenwich Village Art Fair, coming Sept. 19-20. To apply: Info: 815-972-2870 or