February is the month for entertainment in the Rockford, IL area. If you are looking for live entertainment, mark you calendar and order your tickets from the listings below:
January 30, - Wednesday - Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble will be performing at 7:00 pm, Westminister Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Road, Rockford. The guest artist is Lew Tabackin on tenor sax and flute. The admission is free, however a goodwill offering will be taken. Go to: www.Westminsterrockford.org.
Feb. 1 - Friday, "The Bathroom Diaries," a reception for an exhibit by artist Mindy Joy Nutter Young will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the Kortman Galley, 107 N. Main st. Rockford.
Young's work includes prints of skeletal forms, nudes and wild birds and animals and explores the ideas of morality, isolation and the pursuit of life and love. The exhibit will run through March 30. The exhibit is available for viewing during Kortman Galley business hours 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information go to: www.jrkorman.com
Feb. 1 - 3rd, Byron Civic Theatre, 850 N. Colfax St., Byron, IL. "Lend Me a Tenor", Friday through Sunday with Friday and Saturday show times at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for seniors, $6.00 for students and children. For more ticket information call (815) 312 - 3000. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.bctmagic.com
Feb. 7 - 10, Auburn Creative and Performing Arts High School, 5110 Auburn St., Rockford, IL. will be performing "101 Daimatians Jr.," the performance will include West Creative and Performing Arts Middle School. The musical follows a group of Diamatian puppies trying to escape the evil Cruella de Vil, who wants to use the puppies for her pelts. The show times are 7:30 pm Feb. 7 and 8th and 2:00pm Feb. 9 and 10th. The cost is $3.00 for tickets. Call (815) 966 - 3300, ext. 1011 or visit: www.seatyourself.biz/auburncapa