Arts & Theater Calendar

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Week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

The Art Box – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m..-6 p.m. Exhibiting Oct. 5-Nov. 8: “Dreams Caught” by artist Renie B. Adams.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. Exhibiting now thru December: “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon.” Includes posters from Project Passenger Pigeion, with additional panels created by Beloit students. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 608-363-2828.

Beloit Fine Arts Incubator – 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Coming Nov. 7: “The Play of Light and Shadow.” Hours: Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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 www.bctmagic.com.

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. Tickets: 815-968-5222 or www.coronadopac.org.

Ingrid Dohm Studio Gallery – 839 N. Perryville Road. Appointments/Info: 815-519-6492.

Freeport Art Museum – 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Exhibiting Aug. 22-Nov. 8: Refind. Artists who create works from salvaged materials. Exhibiting Oct. 4-Nov. 29: Windows. Works of art created with old, discarded windows. Info: 815-235-9755.

The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. October: Used Art Sale. 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.

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 www.kouturecanvas.com under calendar tab.

Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. . Coming Oct. 31-Nov. 28: Seasons of the Sugar River – Backroads and Backwaters. Opening Reception, Nov. 7, 5-7 p.m. Info: 608-325-5700.

NIU Art Museum – Northern Illinois University, Altgeld, 116, DeKalb. Exhibiting Aug. 26-Nov. 15: “Gender and Identity Exhibition Suite.”

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.

Outdoor Art Shows – Old Court House Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock. Shows run from Oct. 1-31. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun.,1-5 p.m.Info: 815-338l-4525.-

Pec Playhouse Theatre – 314 Main St., Pecatonica. Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.

Rock Valley College Starlight Theater – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road.

Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Exhibiting now; Tradiciones. Free day every Tuesday. Info: 815-968-2787.

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. Exhibiting Oct. 20-Nov. 14: Ultra-Deep Field. 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.

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

In Good Company (IGC), a photography + video exhibit created by Nels Akerhund Photography, highlights 40 photographs depicting the people and places that make the region appealing for residents and attractive to visitors. The 40 4ft.x6 ft. photographs are on display at 30 different locations throughout the Rockford Region until January 2015. For locations, visit ingoodcompany.me. The RACVB will host a closing reception at the end of the exhibition, called “Beautiful Company,” 7-9:30 p.m., Jan. 10. Each of the photographs will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Forest City Beautiful initiative .

Registration Needed

Order Tickets for “The Mikado” – Woodstock Opera House,121 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Dates: Nov. 7-23. 8 p.m. Info: 815-338-5300.

Mark the Date for “Art in the Family and Friends” Holiday Art Show – Mendelssohn Hall Banquet Room, 406 N. Main St. Date: Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring 20 artists. Free admission.

Workshop: Calling All Artists – Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Date: Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Need help to fix your oil, acrylic or watercolor painting that was left not quite right? Artist Dan Wuthrich will provide constructive comments to complete your piece. Cost: $40. Info: 608-313-9083.

Order Tickets for Second City 55th Anniversary Tour – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell Schoolo Road. Date: Nov. 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Hosted by Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford. Tickets: $40 each or 10 for $600 with reserved table. Purchase at www.spectrumschool.org or 815-877-1600.

Illinois Arts Council Grants Available – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. For individuals and organizations in the service area. Applications are available for download on www.freeportartmuseum.org. Deadline for first round is Dec. 19.

Friday, Oct. 31

UW-Rock County Theatre Presents: The 39 Steps – UW-Rock County, Kirk Denmark Theatre, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville Wis. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s film. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students with ID, $5 seniors (62+), free for UW-Rock County students with ID; free for children under 12. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 100.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Dia De Los Muertos VI Art Gallery – Three Two Five, 325 W. Jefferson St. 6-11 p.m. Art exhibit based on Mexican holiday. 30+ artists.

Behold Your Saints in Glory” Lessons & Choral Selections – Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 412 N. Church St. 7 p.m. Directed by Trish Rooney. Free-will offering.

UW-Rock County Theatre Presents: The 39 Steps – UW-Rock County, Kirk Denmark Theatre, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville Wis. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s film. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students with ID, $5 seniors (62+), free for UW-Rock County students with ID; free for children under 12. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 100.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Poetry off the Shelf: Eileen Myles – Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. 2 p.m. Tickets: 312-494-9509 or visit chicagohumanities.org.

UW-Rock County Theatre Presents: The 39 Steps – UW-Rock County, Kirk Denmark Theatre, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville Wis. 2-4 p.m. Adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s film. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 students with ID, $5 seniors (62+), free for UW-Rock County students with ID; free for children under 12. Info: 608-758-6565, ext. 100.

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From the Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2014, issue