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What's happening: Area entertainment venue updates
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What's happening: Area entertainment venue updates

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Events listed below may vary due to the ongoing Phase 4 guidelines.

  • Allterton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello, gardens, trails, and roads, open; public to maintain social distancing guidelines; Allerton Mansion open for lodging and small events on limited basis; other onsite facilities closed to the public. Virtual events currently ongoing; visit allerton.illinois.edu/ or contact allertoninfo@illinois.edu.
  • Boarman's Roxy Theater, 149, E. Main Street, Shelbyville; movie screenings at 6:30 p.m. Fridays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Showing this week, "Mamma Mia" (PG-13); Patrons required to wear mask upon entrance; 50 percent capacity seating, social distancing guidelines. www.boarmansroxytheatre.com/; 217-774-7699.
  • Castle Finn Winery, Marshall; Friday and Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; outdoor seating only, social distancing guidelines in effect. Facemasks not required for entry, but are recommended; www.castlefinnwinery.com.
  • Charleston Farmers Market on the Square, 7-10 a.m., every Wednesday through September. Produce from local gardens; art from local vendors, fresh baked goods, and floral arrangements.
  • Charleston Public Library, closed to the public until further notice; curbside service currently available, visit www.charlestonlibrary.org and click on "Find an Item" tab; overdue fines will not accrue during this time. If you need an item renewed, please email the library at information@charlestonlibrary.org with your library card number, the title of the item, and the item’s barcode. E-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines are available at http://charlestonlibrary.org/digitalcontent.
  • Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, all events scheduled through January 2021 cancelled or postponed; 217-581-3110. Updates and virtual events can be found on www.facebook.com/doudnaeiu/.
  • Douglas Hart Nature Center, Mattoon, visitor center remains closed; select programs available. More information can be found on their website and Facebook, 217-235-4644; programs@dhnature.org.
  • 18th Street Farmers Market, Saturdays through September, 825 18th Street, Charleston, front parking lot at the Department of Human Services; Opens at 8 a.m.; Parking on the northside of the building. Event approved by Coles County Health Department. All vendors will wear masks and gloves. Customers are asked to wear masks as well; 217-345-4700.
  • Effingham Performance Center, next scheduled performance, Three Chicks and a Stage Present: "Clue: On Stage" scheduled for Oct. 8-11; 217-540-2788; www.the-epc.org/.
  • Fairview Drive-In, 16045 E. Hwy 33, Newton, "Unhinged" (R), and "Tenet" (PG-13), Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19; two car spacing, play area closed, popcorn, candy, nachos and drinks available but grill is closed; driventheatre.com/.
  • Gaslight Art Colony, Marshall, reopening on Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays, private viewings available by appointment. Kate Meehling Memorial Show virtual reception to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 with live chat session on website. Upcoming art shows include The River City Art Association virtual show, Oct. 17-Nov. 14; and glass artists Ann Chalos-McAleese and Andrew McAleese virtual show from Nov. 21- Dec. 12. Virtual shows can be found on their facebook page or at www.gaslightartcolony.com; 217-293-1050.
  • Krannert Center, Urbana, no performances announced for upcoming season; krannertcenter.com/; Krannert Art Museum, currently closed to the public, updates and virtual events at www.facebook.com/kamillinois/.
  • Lincoln Log Cabin, Lerna; currently open, seven days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for visitor center, grounds always open dawn to dusk. Restrictions on group size will remain in place. www.facebook.com/lincolnlogcabin/.
  • Link Art Gallery, Paris, open regular hours which are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Friday. Works by Tom David on display through Oct. 2; Annual Midwest Photography Juried Exhibition coming soon; 217-466-8130. More information can be found on their Facebook page.
  • Little Theater-On the Square, Sullivan. 2020 summer and fall seasons cancelled. Tentative re-opening in January; 217-728-2065.
  • Mac's Uptowner, 623 Monroe Ave., Charleston; outdoor live music, Bobby Reynolds and Jordan Schilling perform, 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18; www.facebook.com/macs.uptowner/; 217-345-4622.
  • Mattoon Farmers Market, Lytle Park, Cedar Ave. entrance along South 32nd street, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Friday through early Fall; social distancing guidelines in effect; customers are asked to wear masks.
  • Mattoon Public Library, currently open Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; grab and go as well as curbside service available; request books at 217-234-2621; at www.mattoonlibrary.org; or at carl@mattoonlibrary.org; online reading opportunities available at https://rpls.overdrive.com/. Visit their Facebook page for updates.
  • Mattoon Area YMCA, Open 5 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. The number of people in the facility will be limited by the state; pool hours available, reserve your time at mattoonymca.org/group-fitness/; virtual workouts and other events available at www.facebook.com/mattoonymca/.
  • The Paris Theater, 119 N Central Ave., Paris; "Tenet" (PG-13); "The New Mutants" (PG-13) Friday-Monday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; Fall Free Family Film Festival, "Minions", Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20; To purchase tickets visit kjbtheaters.com/.
  • Peoria Civic Center, box office currently closed; next scheduled event, Oct. 9; 309-673-8900; www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events.
  • Pla-mor Danceland, Pana; Closed until further notice, 618-283-1314; www.facebook.com/PlaMorDanceland.
  • Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur; open Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. face coverings required if entering the building; indoor hands-on exhibits will not be available; trails and outdoor areas open for hiking, walking, and nature exploration, social distancing guidelines in effect. 217-423-7708; www.facebook.com/RockSpringsNatureCenter/.
  • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana, open Tuesday noon–5 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, noon–4 p.m.; face masks mandatory; capacity limit, contact information required for contact tracing; events and programs online only; www.spurlock.illinois.edu/events/#all; 217-333-2360
  • State Farm Center, box office closed until further notice; scheduled shows cancelled or postponed for a later date; 217-333-2923; www.statefarmcenter.com/events.
  • Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, galleries closed until further notice; outdoor digital exhibition "Press Play" located in green spaces around the Tarble, opens Oct. 9; Community Read virtual meetings, "Tots 4 Tarble" events, "New to Me" at-home art projects, "Community Reads" book discussions, 2020 Undergraduate All Student Exhibition, and the 2020 Graduate Art Exhibitions to be viewable online; visit www.eiu.edu/tarble/ or www.facebook.com/theTarble/.
  • Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham; Mitch Faulkner & the MFB performs, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18; Outdoor seating, social distancing guidelines in effect; 217-347-9463; www.effinghamwinery.com/events.
  • The Virginia Theatre, Champaign; closed for renovation through Sept. 30; 217-356-9063; thevirginia.org/.
  • Willow Ridge Winery, Shelbyville; music by Ella Gibson, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19; Groups of 50 will be separated in compliance with phase 4 guidelines.There will be an inside and outside bar, to avoid groups larger than 50 gathering in any location. 217-738-2323; www.facebook.com/WillowRidgeWinery/.

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