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.
The Castle – The Castle Performing Arts Center at 501 Prospect St. is Beloit’s newest home for the arts. For information visit thecastlebeloit.com or call 608-346-3114.
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.
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, 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.
Stage Coach Theater – 126 S. 5th St., DeKalb. Tickets and information at stagecoachers.com 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. 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.
Deconstructing the American Landscape – Rockford Art Museum (RAM) has opened new feature exhibition. The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 29 at Rockford Art Museum, inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Related education programs held throughout the exhibition include a free artist lecture by Ross on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.; and Coffee with the Curator on Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. Organized by Rockford Art Museum and curated by RAM Curator Carrie Johnson, this exhibition and its related educational programming are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and by the Armer Ahlstrand Charitable Foundation. RAM education programs are supported in part by Women’s Art Board.
The Rocky Horror Show – (usual) Suspects return for The Rocky Horror Show at the Nordlof Center’s J.R. Sullivan Theater. Performances are scheduled for October 28 & 29 at 8 p.m. and Midnight. Tickets and other information are available online at usualsuspectspresents.com/. Last year’s production played to sell-out crowds so reserve your seats now.
Seussical The Musical – Main Street Players of Boone County Presents “Seussical The Musical” Performance Dates: Fridays, November 11 and 18 at 7 p.m.; Saturdays, November 12 and 19 at 7 p.m.; Sundays, November 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Seussical is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and weaves together his most famous tales and characters from at least fifteen of his books. The show follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant, who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! On this tiny planet lives a tiny race of creatures known as Whos. Although ridiculed by the other animals in the Jungle of Nool for believing in something he cannot see, Horton stubbornly persists in his belief that the Whos exist. Limited Seating! Tickets Prices: $14 Adults | $12 Seniors | $5 Students (with ID). Purchase tickets online at mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com or at the door. Performances will be at the Belvidere Community Building Complex | 111 W. First Street | Belvidere. Presented through special arrangement with MTI.
Stage Coach Players present “The Game’s Afoot” – The October live theater offering of Stage Coach Players, Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot,” opens with a bang! It was the winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play from The Mystery Writers of America. This satirical murder/mystery revolves around the life and times of William Gillette, whose pre-Cumberbatch/Rathbone portrayal of Sherlock Holmes became legendary in the early 20th century. Gillette met Arthur Conan Doyle and instantly became the prototype of Holmes in the author’s opinion and became a very rich man with his theatrical enactments of the great detective. Gillette built a beautiful castle on the Connecticut River and often invited his friends to enjoy weekends at this unique venue and this is where the story, during the 1930’s, takes place. “The Game’s Afoot” opens on October 20; performances are Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 28-29 at 7:30 pm and Oct. 23 & 30 at 2:00 pm at Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth Street, DeKalb. More information and tickets are available online at stagecoacher.com or by calling 815-758-1940.
Saturday, October 29
Eliza Morris and Friends Cabaret – Join the Princeton Theatre Group at 7:30 p.m. as Festival 56 favorite Eliza Morris and friends Anslee Burns and Casi Maggio present Little Black Book. This musical review takes a cabaret-style look at the ups and downs of dating via comedy, Broadway standards, chart-topping hits, and contemporary favorites. The stories unfold through songs performed in an updated Andrews Sisters style, offering a glimpse into the good, the bad, and the hilarious of dating woes. All proceeds from this special performance will benefit Festival 56. Tickets are $25, and seating is reserved. To purchase tickets in advance, call 815-879-5656 or visit festival56.com. The theater is located at 316 S. Main St. in Princeton and is completely accessible with ample parking nearby.
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