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. The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is seeking entrants for its annual juried photography show. This year’s theme is “Every Picture Tells a Story”. The show will be held during March with an opening reception on March 4. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three photographs. 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.
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.
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.
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 – 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 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.
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, 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.
Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra presents 2nd Annual Nie Young Artists Competition – Applications are now being accepted through Feb. 22 for string or piano musicians to compete in the 2nd annual Nie Young Artists Competition. Scholarships will be awarded in three categories: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced and all awards are to be used for music endeavors. Winners will perform a special concert on Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3 p.m. at Beloit’s First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell St. In addition, winners will be asked to perform with TCCO during our 2016 season and may be invited to join TCCO for our European tour set for June, 2017. Applications are available from our website, turtlecreekchamberorchestra.org. Deadline for Application submission, is February 22, 2016. Application fee: $10. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at United Church, 657 Bluff St., Beloit. Auditions begin at 2 p.m. Performance Concert will be held Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell St., Beloit, WI. For more information, visit turtlecreekchamberorchestra.org or phone 608-754-8681 for further details.
Youth Theater Project presents Grease – Join some of the most talented kids in the Rockford area as they sing and dance their way through all of the songs that we love from the 1950s on stage at the J.R. Sullivan Theater, 118 N. Mail St. Performances will be Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. and 7p.m.; and Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at ctpytp.com, and $15 at the door the day of the show.
The Odd Couple – Presented by Main Street Players of Boone County. Female version February 12 & 20 at 7 p.m. and February 13 & 21 at 2:30 p.m.; Male versions February 13 & 19 at 7 p.m. and February 14 & 20 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door or online at mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.org. $12/adults, $10/seniors, $5/ students with ID
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