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Arts & Theater Calendar
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. “People, Place and Things” show. 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. Upcoming: “Fiddler on the Roof”. Info: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.
Cadillac Palace Theatre — 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. www.BroadwayInChicago.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. 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.
Gallery C — 900 Jackson St., Suite 113, Dubuque, Iowa.
The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. 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.
Main Street Players of Boone County — Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. www.mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com.
Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Featuring Regional Arts Competition and Exhibit from April 17 through June 5 in Wesley Hall. 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.
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.
Call For Artists: Greenwich Village Art Fair – Artists are needed for the 2015 Freenwich Village Art Fair, coming Sept. 19-20. To apply: www.zapplication.org. Info: 815-972-2870 or www.rockfordartmuseum.org.
Thursday, May 21
Movies on Main: “Caddyshack” – Enjoy a drink and watch the 1980 movie “Caddyshack.” Admission is free with RPL library card; otherwise, pay $5. Doors open at 7 p.m. Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St., Rockford.
Friday, May 22
War & Peace: Gettysburg screening – Based on Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Killer Angels, this 1993 film depicts the decisive battle of the Civil War. This film, starring Tom Berenger and Martin Sheen, is considered among the best of the Civil War movies. Free admission. Cherry Valley Public Library, 755 E. State St., Cherry Valley. 2-4:30 p.m.
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