2ball b-ball for all
ROCK FALLS – The Coloma Township Park District’s 23rd annual 2ball competition begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rock Falls Middle School gym, 1701 12th Ave. 2ball is a basketball game with a two-player team. Each team has 1 minute to score as many baskets as possible from any of seven shooting spots. The game is open to anyone 9 and older, and trophies will be awarded to first-place winners. Registration forms are available at the park district, 508 E. 11th St. Call 815-625-072 or stop by from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for more information.
Eagles (the birds) live!
BYRON – American Bald Eagle Live, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Byron Forest Preserve, 7993 N. River Road; Northern Illinois Raptor and Education will present information on bald eagles, and show their new female bald eagle, Independence; free; byronforestpreserve.com or 815-234-8535.
Third Friday open mic
FRANKLIN GROVE – Open mic, 7 p.m. Friday, H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St., varied music includes country, bluegrass, blues, soft rock, folk, and mixes of all genres, drawing for music slot at 6:30 p.m., each musician plays for 15 minutes, donations accepted, info: Ron 815-973-0942.
ROCK FALLS – Percussion Palooza Festival, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Rock Falls High School, 101 12th Ave.; noon-3 p.m., solo-ensemble; 3-7 p.m., big group competition; tickets, $5 for adults, $3 children older than 5; Ramiro Martinez, 815-718-2302.
Monet in Mt. Morris
MT. MORRIS – Encore! Mt. Morris presents Claude Monet; 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pinecrest Grove Theater, South McKendrie Avenue and Evergreen Lane; impersonator Scott Shepherd uses slides, monologue, theatrical demonstrations, and audience participatory re-enactments to interpret the famous artist; admission by donation; cookies and conversation with Shepherd follow; seat reservations and more info at EncoreMtMorris.com or 815-734-2103.
'Tuna Does Vegas' in Princeton
PRINCETON – Prairie Arts Center presents "Tuna Does Vegas," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at 24 Park Ave. E.; The two-man cast portrays all of the inhabitants of Tuna – men, women and Vegas showgirls; tickets $15 at prairiearts.org, 815-875-2787, or at the door.
Comic at Sauk Wednesday
DIXON – Comedian Jose Sarduy, 12:20-1:20 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2; Sarduy's been featured on CNN, CBS, Fox, the Lifetime Network, and NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly;" free; Ana Salgado, firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-835-6432.