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Arts & Theater Calendar
Week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014
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. 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. Exhibiting now: 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 Now playing: Fruit Cakes. Comedy runs thru Dec. 7. Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.
Rock Valley College Studio Theater – Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road. Coming Dec. 3: “A Christmas Carol.” 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.
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.
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 .
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 “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.
Registration for “Make a Wire Tree” Class – Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Date: Dec. 6, noon-4 p.m. Instructor Ann Preston. Supplies furnished, but you may bring your own rock. Cost: $60. Limit: 10 students. Info: 608-313-9083 or Beloitfineartsincubator.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 at Ticketmaster.com, Coronadopac.org, the box office or call 815-968-5222. Tickets: $37.50 and $60, plus applicable fees.
Order Tickets for Hockey: Rockford IceHogs vs. Iowa Wild – BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St. 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$29. Info: www.icehogs.com or 815-969-5222.
Order Tickets for “A Very Electric Christmas” – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Date: Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets: $15-$35. Available at box office in advance online, in person, or by phone at 815-758-1215.
Order Tickets for “The Rant is Due Tour” – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Date: Jan. 22, 2015, 8 p.m. Lewis Black. Show 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.
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.
Friday, Nov. 28
Christmas Kaleidoscope – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Tickets/ Info: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.
Fruit Cakes – Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St., Pecatonica. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.
Saturday, Nov. 29
Art for Autism – JustGoods Fair Trade Store, 201 Seventh St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa will visit from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Rockford Park District will host an art project from 1-4 p.m.
Christmas Kaleidoscope – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 7:30 p.m. Tickets/ nfo: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.
Fruit Cakes – Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St., Pecatonica. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.
Sunday, Nov. 30
Christmas Kaleidoscope – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. 2 p.m. Tickets/ nfo: 815-312-3000 or www.bctmagic.com.
Auditions for Noises Off – Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Parts for four women and five men. Info: 815-335-7376.
Fruit Cakes – Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St., Pecatonica. 2 p.m. Tickets: $12. Info: 815-239-1210 or www.pecplayhouse.org.
Monday, Dec. 1
Cocktails & Canvas – Franchesco’s, 7128 Spring Creek Road. 6-10 p.m. Info: 815-229-0800.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Poetry & Music: Bertolt Brecht: Love Poems – Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., Chicago. 7 p.m. Info: 812-799-8065.
Have your free listing in the Thursday preceding our Wednesday publication. Listings can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 815-964-9825 or called in to 815-964-9767.
From the Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2014, issue