Arts & Theater Calendar


Ongoing Attractions

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.

Belvidere Performing Arts Center — 1500 E. Ave., Belvidere. Tickets available at or 815-332-2205.

Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Info: 815-312-3000 or

Cadillac Palace Theatre — 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.

Coronado Performing Arts Center – 314 N. Main St. 815-968-5222 or

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,

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 under calendar tab.

Main Street Players of Boone County — Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere.

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

Rockford Art Museum – Print Makers Ball featuring 14 printmakers who are pushing the boundaries of the art world by exploring new methods of printing and expression, from portable presses to complex installations. Exhibit will be on display through September 27 at RAM, 711 N. Main St.. For more information visit

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.

Thursday, October 1

RAAC Scene Peek – Veterans Memorial Hall, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Celebrate the arts with performances, food, beverages and friends. $30 for members $40 for non-members.

Saturday, October 3

20th Anniversary of “Stars of Light” with “The Best of the Stars” –  Nordlof Center, 2-3:30 p.m. The Anniversary Party will celebrate their accomplishments including over 260 tour shows entertaining over 20,000 people, 5 videos and movies, 8 radio shows, a full-length play, a children’s book and 7 art galleries.  Their will be live performances of vignettes that chronicle the evolution of the troupe. For information

Rockford Symphony Orchestra  “Tchaikovsky and Brahms” – 7:30 p.m. at the Coronado, . David Syme will be the featured pianist,  and the  program will include Walton, Prelude to Richard III, Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1, and the conductors choice, Brahms, Symphony No. 4 in E. minor.

Sunday, October 4

Avalon String Quartet Series – Celebrating Russian Composers, in the  Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main, 7:30 pm. For ticket information,

October 17

Giordano Dance Company – Calling all dance enthusiasts. Named America’s original jazz dance company, the Giordano Dance Company lights up the stage with its power, elegance, athleticism, and unparalleled energy. A wide-ranging journey of emotional, musical, and dance styles presented in a diverse program from its critically-acclaimed and exciting repertoire. 7:30 p.m. at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Ticket prices for the performances range from $25-$35 and can be purchased online through or by phone 815-968-0595.

November 20, 2015

Benny Goodman Tribute – Featuring the Jilian Bliss septet. Take a step back in time. Recreating the exciting sound of swing from the ‘30s and ‘40s, this septet stays true to the authentic feel but with a modern twist. Julian and pianist Neal Thornton talk the audience through the music, sharing anecdotes and stories about Goodman’s life, delivered with humor, creating a special evening to remember. 7:30 p.m. at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St. Ticket prices for the performances range from $25-$35 and can be purchased online through or by phone 815-968-0595.









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