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. For further information please visit BeloitFineArtsIncubator.com or call the gallery at 608-313-9083.
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.
Belvidere Performing Arts Center – 1500 E. Ave., Belvidere. Tickets available at Tickets.thestudiorockford.com or 815-332-2205.
Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Info: 815-312-3000 or bctmagic.com.
Cadillac Palace Theatre – 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. BroadwayInChicago.com.
The Castle – The Castle Performing Arts Center at 501 Prospect St. is Beloit’s newest home for the arts. For information visit thecastlebeloit.com or call 608-346-3114.
Coronado Performing Arts Center – 314 N. Main St. 815-968-5222 or coronadopac.org.
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.
Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI. (800) 477-9505
Freeport Art Museum – 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Info: 815-235-9755.
Gallery C – 900 Jackson St., Suite 113, Dubuque, Iowa.
The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. Info: 815-965-8903.
Grace Performing Arts Center – Festival 56 productions are performed at this location, 316 South Main Street, Princeton. 815-879-5656, ext. 11, festival56.com
Charlotte Hackin Art Studio & Gallery – 6278 Brynwood Drive, Rockford. Info: 815-639-1318.
Horseflower’s Creative Hotspot – Located in the historic SM & SF building (upstairs) at 1019 3rd Ave. in the heart of Midtown. Creative space featuring a gallery, home to the Kandinsky Creative Group, collaborative space, classes, Creative discussions and so much more. If you are looking unique we are it. We are more than a gallery, we’re an experience! Open Thursday-Saturday 12-6 p.m. or by appointment, second Friday of the month until 8 p.m. More information contact Lenny at (815) 501-2375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 kouturecanvas.com under calendar tab.
Main Street Players of Boone County – Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com.
Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 608-325-5700.
NIU Art Museum – Northern Illinois University, Altgeld, 116, DeKalb.
David C. Olson Photography Studio – 5643 East State Street. Wildlife and nature imagery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Free. Info: 815-873-1777; www.davidolsonphoto.com.
Pec Playhouse Theatre – 314 Main St., Pecatonica fo: 815-239-1210 or pecplayhouse.org.
Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St.. For more information visit rockfordartmuseum.org.
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.
Rockford University Performing Arts Department and Maddox & CheekTheatres – 5050 E. State St. For information call 815.226.4100 or visit rockford.edu/artslectures/performingartsseason.
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.
Stage Coach Theater – 126 S. 5th St., DeKalb. Tickets and information at stagecoachers.com or 815-758-1940.
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 and Gallery- 317 Market St. Stop by for Open Studio Thursday and Friday nights from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday afternoon from 12-5 p.m. Or go to our calendar on our website to sign up for a variety of classes including Loaded Brush Night! Our gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 12-2 p.m., also open during evening hours, check calendar for times or call. 317studiogallery.com or 815-315-7000
Timber Lake Playhouse – 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Info: 815-244-2035. timberlakeplayhouse.org.
University of Wisconsin-Rock County – Theodore Robinson Gallery, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis.
Vino van Gogh – Paint drink & be merry at area restaurants. We’ll show you how to create a work of art in just a few hours – we make it easy and fun. New events published monthly and sign up for coupons at VinoGogh.com.
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.
Auditions for a Charlie Brown Christmas – Saturday Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-noon. The popular Peanuts Christmas cartoon special will be brought to life. Auditions are opened to actors age 6-18. Two casts will be selected based on ages of performers. Auditions take place at Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court St. For more information call 815-962-6061.
On With The Show Cabaret – Taking place at the Nordlof Center Stage in the J.R. Sullivan Theatre, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. This magical show takes audiences through a musical journey of acts, dances, songs & comedy from the days of Vaudeville up to musical numbers of present day. On With the Show Cabaret performs at Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St., September 29 at 7:30 p.m., September 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Oct 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and children 12 and under. Call 815-298-4248 for reserved seat tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the show.
Xanadu – Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St., October 5-8. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults & $9 students and seniors. For tickets call 815-226-4100 or visit rockford.edu/artslectures/performingarts/.
4th Annual Rockford City Dance Festival – Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St., Friday and Saturday, October 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free but required and may be obtained by calling 815-226-4100.
Monday, October 9
Readers’s Theatre Series – JustGoods Fair Trade Store Listening Room, 201 7th St., hosts a showcase featuring contributions of well-known and lesser-known African American playwrights. Monologues and scenes are performed by some of Rockford’s most talented actors. This night will feature works by August Wilson, George C. Wolfe, Langston Hughes and others. Performances are free, donations are appreciated. Performance goes from 6:30-7:45 p.m. For more information visit justgoods.info.
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