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. For further information please visit 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 or 815-332-2205.

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

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

The Castle – The Castle Performing Arts Center at 501 Prospect St. is Beloit’s newest home for the arts. For information visit or call 608-346-3114.

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.

Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI. (800) 477-9505

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 – 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.

Rockford University Performing Arts Department and Maddox & CheekTheatres – 5050 E. State St. For information call 815.226.4100 or visit

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.

Stage Coach Theater – 126 S. 5th St., DeKalb. Tickets and information at or 815-758-1940.

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. or 815-315-7000

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.

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

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.


Lend Me a Tenor – The Main Street Players of Boone County Presents “Lend Me a Tenor”. This performance is Directed by John B. Van Nest and written by Ken Ludwig. Performance Dates: Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m. It is September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Othello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquiller and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. SO THE FUN BEGINS. Tickets Prices: $12 Adults | $10 Seniors | $5 Students (with ID) Purchase tickets online at or at the door. Performances will be at the Belvidere Community Building Complex | 111 W. First Street | Belvidere, IL 61008. Performance is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH.

Seasons of the Sugar River-Catching the Light – Monroe Art Center, 1315 11th St. in Monroe, WI, announces another exciting exhibit to be on display through March 24.  The exhibit “Seasons of the Sugar River-Catching the Light: Cultural Edges and Transitional Spaces” showcases the scenic landscapes of the Sugar River Watershed from the headwaters region in western Dane County to the lower basin where the river converges with the Pecatonica River in northern Illinois.  The artwork by over 20 artists using a variety of media will be on display. This exhibition is the result of an open call for artists to enter artwork in the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association’s (LSRWA) fourth annual juried exhibition.

75th Anniversary Exhibit – Rediscover Burpee – Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. Thru April 16. Tues. – Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $10; children 4-12 $9; under-3 free.

Wednesday, February 15

Feverland – Feverland is a dark comedy that commemorates the 88th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. It is a feverish celebration of the love between Al Capone (corruption) and Lady Liberty (the American dream).  The play features historical characters such as Al Capone, Herbert Hoover, Emma Lazarus, and Eliot Ness as well as the Statue of Liberty herself.  The characters appear and disappear within the confines of Al Capone’s final fever dream. Feverland itself is a 1920’s speakeasy in Chicago and though not mandatory, we hope the audience will come dressed in 1920’s apparel. We will sing, laugh, dance and think at Feverland. Performance takes place at The Shumway, 713 E. State Street. Park in the rear parking lot for free. Performances at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets $5.  Reservations are highly encouraged. Call 815-963-6765 to reserve your ticket or stop by the office between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information contact RAAC at 815-963-6765

Friday, February 17-Sunday, February 19

Shrek The Musical – Nordlof Center, JR Sullivan Theatre, 118 N. Main St, Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m.

Saturday, February 18 & Friday, February 24

The Graduate – Pec Playhouse Theatre. An adaptation of the classic novel and cult film. It tells the story of Benjamin Braddock, who has just finished college and is seduced by Mrs. Robinson, a bored housewife. Suitable for ages 13 and older. Tickets: $14. For tickets:

Friday, February 24

Friends and Family Art show – Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s ASPIRE program is hosting a Friends and Family Art show on from 6-8 p.m. at 412 N. Church St. The show will include painting, sculpture, fabric art and photography.  All are welcome.







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