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. “Reflections” opening reception – Oil paintings by local artist and former art educator of the Sycamore School District, Nancy Long, will be featured October 17–November 13.

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.

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.

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.

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 – Print Makers Ball featuring 14 printmakers who are pushing the boundaries of the art world by exploring new methods of printing and expression, from portable presses to complex installations. Exhibit will be on display through September 27 at RAM, 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.

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.

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.

The Diary of Anne Frank – The Boylan Players present The Diary of Anne Frank on November 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and November 15 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. A reception will follow the Saturday evening performance. The Diary of Anne Frank takes its story from the journal entries made by 13 year old Anne Frank while she and her family were in hiding for two years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. In 1944, the family was captured and sent to Nazi camps. Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Her diary was rescued by the Franks’ family friend Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne’s father, Otto Frank, the family’s only known survivor. All reserved seats are $8. Call the Boylan Main Office 815-877-0531 for tickets.

Babes In Toyland – Performed by the Main Street Players of Boone County. Performances on Friday, November 13 and 20 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 14 and 21 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students with ID. For tickets call 800-741-2963 or go to Performances will be at the Belvidere Community Building Complex, 111 W. First Street in Belvidere.

Thursday, November 19

Artist Lecture: Phyllis Bramson – Covering Bramson’s unique visual language and work. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. at the Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main Street.

Friday, November 20

Let there be Art – A feast for the five senses featuring Derek Hambly. Live music and performance art at The Castle at 501 Prospect, Beloit, WI. 7 p.m. $35 in advance $40 at the door, tickets available at Price includes 1 drink ticket and hors d’ ouerves. Proceeds to benefit the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator.

Saturday, November 21

‘War is Life’ – Highlighting the work of US armed services veterans. Gallery 2213, 321 N. Church St. 7-11 p.m.





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