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.
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 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.
Terror by Gaslight – The Main Street Players of Boone County Present a spine-tingling thriller. $12 Adults, $10 Seniors (65+), $5 Students (with ID). May 13-15 & 20-22. Friday & Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Belvidere Community Building Complex, 111 W. 1st St., Belvidere. Tickets available at the door and in advance at MainStreetPlayersofBooneCounty.com or by calling 800-741-2963.
Visiting Mr. Green – Mr. Green is a cranky, elderly curmudgeon. He’s, shall we say, difficult. And he’s gotten worse since his wife passed away. He will never admit to needing help, let alone to being lonely. Ross is the brash young hotshot who nearly clipped Mr. Green with his car. The two men don’t really get along. In fact, they can’t stand one another. The judge doesn’t really care. Ross is charged with reckless driving and must do community service in the form of visits to Mr. Green, a solution that pleases neither. Don’t miss your visit with Mr. Green in this heartfelt comedy/drama. Performances May 6-22, for performance times visit artistsensemble.org/Visiting_Mr._Green.html.
Saturday, May 21
Acquaintance with Nature – The Camerata Emanon Singers presents Acquaintance with Nature. Please join Director Tim Anderson and us for our Spring tribute to the joys of nature in a superb treatment of Thoreau’s poetry by award-winning American composer Gwyneth Walker; the character and beauty of roses in the exquisite, “Les Chansons des Roses” by Morten Lauridsen; and the love that springs eternal in both classical German and popular American song. Performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner Street. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available at the door – cash and check. For further information please visit facebook.com/CamerataEmanonSingers, email email@example.com or call 815-397-5777.
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