Arts & Theater Calendar


Arts & Theater

Wednesday, March 25

The Verdict – Rock Valley College, Woodward Technology Center. Tickets $17-20. 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 26

Memphis – Coronado Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at

Fools – West Middle School, 1900 N. Rockton Ave. West Middle School CAPA students perform Neil Simon’s play. 6:30 p.m. $3

The Verdict – Rock Valley College, Woodward Technology Center. Tickets $17-20. 8 p.m.

Friday, March 27

Aspiring Artists Show – Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. 5 p.m.

The Verdict – Rock Valley College, Woodward Technology Center. Tickets $17-20. 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 28

March to Bourbon Street – Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., DeKalb. Music, dancing, performances, visual arts and more bringing the Bourbon Street experience to Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb. Tickets available in advance at for $20/adults, $15/students and seniors. Day of tickets are $25 for audlts, $15/students and seniors

The Verdict – Rock Valley College, Woodward Technology Center. Tickets $17-20. 2 p.m. Matinee and 8 p.m. evening showing.

Tuesday, March 31  

Rockford Art Museum – Free admission every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 711 N. Main St.

Spoken word open mic – Rockford Public Library, 118 N. Main St. Every Tuesday. 6-8 p.m.

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


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. “Disegni Della Figura”, an exhibition of figure drawings by professor emeritus, Dr. Louis Mustari, from Northern Illinois University School of Art – Art History, and local artist, will be on display April 1-29. 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.  “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. Now playing: “Noises Off”.  Info: 815-312-3000 or

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

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. Aspiring Artist exhibition from March 24 – April 18. 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.Featuring Regional Arts Competition and Exhibit from April 17 through June 5 in Wesley Hall.  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 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.

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

“Captured” – Diane Rose Dailing exhibit at Kortman Gallery, 107 N. Main St. Feb. 6 to March 31. Info: 815-968-0123 or



Registration Needed

Registration for Finding Your Voice as an Artist —   The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties, 1222 E. State St. Dates: March 30-April 20, 4-5:30 p.m. Topics: Finding the artist voice; creating a body of work; developing an artist statement; pricing and marketing. Cost: $20. Info: 815-965-3455.

Call For Artists: Greenwich Village Art Fair – Artists are needed for the 2015 Freenwich Village Art Fair, coming Sept. 19-20. To apply: Info: 815-972-2870 or