Arts & Theater Calendar


Week of Jan. 21-27, 2015

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. 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. January: Featuring works of Larry Schultz. Coming March 6: “People, Place and Things” show. Info: 608-313-9083.

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

Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Coming Jan. 30: “Noises Off”. Info: 815-312-3000 or

Cadillac Palace Theatre – 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. “The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible”. Dates: March 10-22. Coming March 25-29: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Tickets available at Broadway In Chicago box offices, 24 W. Randolph St.,, 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut. Or call 800-775-2000 or go to

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

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. Exhibiting thru March 1: “From the Strangest Places” – a selection from the lifetime collection of David Keltner.

The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. January: Cecilia Mann of Sinnissippi Quilt Guild displays her work. 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. 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. 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. Coming Feb. 13-15 and 20-22: Money Matters. Info: 800-741-2963 or

Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibiting thru Jan. 30: “Nature Within Human Habitat” ceramic sculptures by Bruce Howdle. Info: 608-325-5700.

NIU Art Museum – Northern Illinois University, Altgeld, 116, DeKalb. Local Visions: Selections From Area Collections runs Jan. 6-Feb. 21. Public reception Jan. 15.

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

Rock Valley College Starlight Theater – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Coming Feb. 4-14 to Studio Theatre: “A Little Night Music.” Info: 815-921-2160.

Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Exhibiting now; Tradiciones thru Feb. 1, 2015. 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.

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.

Ongoing Exhibits

From the Strangest Places” – Gallery C, 900 Jackson St., Dubuque, Iowa. Featuring a selection from the lifetime collection of David Keltner. Thru March 1.

Registration Needed

Mark the Date for “Just Another High School Play” – West Middle School Auditorium, 1900 N. Rockton Ave. Date: Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $3 students. Save $1 on admission by donating bleach or paper towels to be given to Boone County Animal Services. Info:

All-City Art Exhibit – Currently at three locations: Octane, 124 N. Main St.; J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St.; Conveyor Art Gallery, 317 W. Jefferson St. Runs thru Jan. 26. Info: 815-966-8960.

Order Tickets for Chelonia Dance Concert – Beloit College, Neese Theatre, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. Dates: Feb. 5, 6, 7, 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 8, 2 p.m. Tickets: $8.50 adults, $4 students, $5 seniors. Info:

Order Tickets for Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Date: Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m. First 100 guests receive a commemorative wine glass. Win an original painting, “Summer Meadow.” Raffle tickets, $5 each. tickets: $25 members, $30 non-members in advance. $35 at the door.Available online at and click on Special Events.

Registration for AE General Auditions – Artists Ensemble Theater, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Date: Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Two contrasting 2-minute prepared monologues are preferred. Schedule audition appointment or a tech interview at or sign up when you get there.

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 at,, the box office or call 815-968-5222. Tickets: $37.50 and $60, plus applicable fees.

Order Tickets for “The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible” – Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago. Dates: March 10-22. Presented by Broadway In Chicago. Tues., Wed. at 7:30 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance March 18), Thurs., Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. (additional 7:30 p.m. performance on March 15). Tickets at Chicago box offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 189 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at 800-775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and

Thursday, Jan. 22

The Rant is Due Tour” – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. 8 p.m. Lewis Black. Shoiw presented by Live Nation. Tickets: $39.75 for regular seats, $49.75 premium seats. Some select seats available at $25 for students. Recommended for mature audiences. Available at box office in advance online, in person, or by phone at 815-758-1215.

Saturday, Jan. 24

Lights & Tights Dance Marathon – Kresge Hall, Riverfront Museum Center, 711 N. Main St. 6-11 p.m. Theme: “USO Swing Style.” Open to the public. Proceeds will go to support Rockford Dance Company’s financial assistance and scholarship fund. Pledges will be collected. Info: 815-963-3341 or

Monday, Jan. 26

Beadware – The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties, 1222 E. State St. 1-4:30 p.m. Free.

Cocktails & Canvas – Franchesco’s, 7128 SpringCreek Road. 6-9 p.m. $35. Info: 815-229-0800.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

CAPA Auditions – West Middle School, 1900 N. Rockton Ave. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Final auditions for Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre Tech and Media Arts, Vocal Music and Visual Arts. Info:

Have your free listing in the Thursday preceding our Wednesday publication. Listings can be emailed to, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.

From the Jan. 21-27, 2015, issue