Arts & Theater Calendar

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Week of Nov. 19-25, 2014

Ongoing Attractions

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. Exhibiting thru Nov. 24: “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. 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. Coming Nov. 28: Christmas Kaleidoscope. 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. 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. November: Ruth Ann Molyneaux, “Making Things Visible,” mixed media. 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. Opening Nov. 21: 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.” 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 Nov. 28: Seasons of the Sugar River – Backroads and Backwaters. 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.

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. 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 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 .

Registration Needed

RHS and RPS Team for Community “Art”nership Celebration – Rockford Memorial Hospital, Main Hallway, 2400 N. Rockton Ave. Several local schools participate. Student artwork will be on display from Nov. 19-30.

Order Tickets for Second City 55th Anniversary Tour – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School 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.

Order Tickets for CAPA’s Performance of “Once Upon a Mattress” – West Middle School, 1900 N. Rockton Ave. Date: Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m. Staff must complete a field trip request, and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are $2 per student (scholarships may be available). Contact Christopher.Brady@rps205.com.

Order Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” – Rock Valley College Studio Theater, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Dates: Dec. 3-13. Tickets: $20 adults, $17 students/seniors. Buy at box office on main campus or call 815-921-2160 or online at rvcstarlight.com.

Order Tickets for “The Nutcracker” presented by Rockford Dance Company & Rockford Symphony Orchestra – Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Date: Dec. 6, 7 p.m. and Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Tickets: www.coronadopac.org or 815-968-0595.

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 Nov. 21 at Ticketmaster.com, Coronadopac.org, the box office or call 815-968-5222. Tickets: $37.50 and $60, plus applicable fees.

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, Nov. 19

CAPA Information Session – Auburn High School, 5110 Auburn St. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Auditions start in November. To attend the CAPA program, middle and high school students must audition in Nov. and Jan. for 2015-16 school year. Info: www.rps205.com.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Babes In Arms – Maddox Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $9 seniors/students. Musical concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they have created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the theatre owner to stop them.

Friday, Nov. 21

11th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. 5-8 p.m. Work by artists living in the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Reception is followed by a gallery walk with the juror. Info: 815-235-9755. Runs thru Jan. 10.

Opening Reception: “Art + Design: Converging Creativity” – Kortman Gallery, Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St. 5:30-10 p.m. Holiday group exhibition of works by more than 40 artists. Free. Runs thru Jan. 3, 2015. Info: 815-968-0123.

Second City 55th Anniversary Tour – Giovanni’s Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road. 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.

Paintings by Big Jon – Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St. 7 p.m. Award-winning tattoo artist brings his artistic talent to the canvas. Info: 815-965-0931.

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

Babes In Arms – Maddox Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $9 seniors/students. Musical concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they have created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the theatre owner to stop them.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Babes In Arms – Maddox Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $9 seniors/students. Musical concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they have created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the theatre owner to stop them.

Sunday, Nov. 23

Babes In Arms – Maddox Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $9 seniors/students. Musical concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they have created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the theatre owner to stop them.

Open Auditions for Main Street Players of Boone County – Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. 5 p.m. cold reads. Needed: 3 men and 3 women. Performances in Feb.

Monday, Nov. 24

CAPA Auditions – Auburn High School, 5110 Auburn St. 4-8 p.m. Free. Experience in one or more of the fine arts disciplines: Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre-Tech and Media Arts, Vocal Music and Visual Arts. Info: rps205.com.

Open Auditions for Main Street Players of Boone County – Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. 7 p.m. cold reads. Needed: 3 men and 3 women. Performances in Feb.

Cocktails & Canvas – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-10 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.

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From the Nov. 19-25, 2014, issue