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Arts & Theater Calendar
Week of Dec. 17-23, 2014
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. Exhibiting now thru December: “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon.” Includes posters from Project Passenger Pigeon, 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. Hours: Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. December: Featuring works of Paul Pinzarrone. Info: 608-313-9083.
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.
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.
The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. December: “Art for Autism” feat. work by the children. 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. Exhibiting now: 11th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, featuring artists living in the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. 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. Exhibiting Nov. 21-Jan. 3: “Art + Design: Converging Creativity.” Now available: Black Hawk Statue and St. Anthony Church Rockford Landmark Ornaments. 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. 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 www.pecplayhouse.org.
Rock Valley College Starlight Theater – Rock Valley College, 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 now; Tradiciones thru Feb. 1, 2015. 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. 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. Coming Dec. 17-18: The Polar Express. School and community groups, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. Tickets $5 each. Public performance: Dec. 18, 6 p.m. Tickets $10 advance, available at JustGoods, or $12 at the door.
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.
In Good Company (IGC), a photography + video exhibit created by Nels Akerlund 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.
Beloit International Film Festival Holiday Ticket Discount Begins! From now until Christmas, BIFF is offering Gold Passes for only $160, vs. the regular $225. Gold Passes holders will have access to any number of films they desire, exclusive events and the filmmaker hospitality lounge. Ticket 4-packs: $25 or 6-packs: $35. Info: beloitfilmfest.com.
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 Ticketmaster.com, Coronadopac.org, the box office or call 815-968-5222. Tickets: $37.50 and $60, plus applicable fees.
Order Tickets for “The Rant is Due Tour” – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Date: Jan. 22, 2015, 8 p.m. Lewis Black. Shoiw presented by Live Nation. Tickets: $39.75 for regular seats, $49.75 premium seats. Some select seats available at $25 for students. Recommended for mature audiences. Available at box office in advance online, in person, or by phone at 815-758-1215.
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 17
“The Polar Express” – Maddox Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. School and community groups, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tickets $5 each.
Thursday, Dec. 18
“The Polar Express” – Maddox Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 6 p.m. Presented by Without Shoes Modern Dance Company. Tickets $10 advance, available at JustGoods, or $12 at the door.
Poetry off the Shelf: Write Club – Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. 7 p.m. Two opposing writers argue two opposing ideas, and each has just 7 minutes to make his case.
“A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” – Artists’ Ensemble Theater, Rockford University, Cheek Theatre, 5050 E. State St. 8 p.m. $30, $28 seniors, $10 students. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org.
Friday, Dec. 19
“A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play” – Artists’ Ensemble, Cheek Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30, $28 seniors, $10 students. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org.
“A Christmas Carol” – Rock Valley College Studio Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults, $17 students/seniors. Info: 815-921-2160 or rvcstarlight.com.
Saturday, Dec. 20
“A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play” – Artists’ Ensemble, Cheek Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $30, $28 seniors, $10 students. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org.
“A Christmas Carol” – Rock Valley College Studio Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford Road. 2 and 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults, $17 students/seniors. Info: 815-921-2160 or rvcstarlight.com.
“A Very Electric Christmas” – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Date: Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets: $15-$35. Available at box office in advance online, in person, or by phone at 815-758-1215.
Sunday, Dec. 21
“A Christmas Carol, A Live Radio Play” – Artists’ Ensemble, Cheek Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 2 p.m. Tickets: $30, $28 seniors, $10 students. Info: 815-394-5004 or www.artistsensemble.org.
Monday, Dec. 22
Cocktails & Canvas – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-9 p.m. $35. Info: 815-229-0800.
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From the Dec. 17-23, 2014, issue