'The Lion King Jr.'
DIXON – Disney's "The Lion King Junior", by Woodlawn Arts Academy students, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Dixon High School's James A. Wiltz Auditorium, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive; tickets, $6 at Woodlawn, 3807 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, or at the door; cash or check only; 815-626-4278 for more information.
Free pops concert
STERLING – Sterling Municipal Band's Winter Pops Concert, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday at Abiding Word Church, 806 E. Lynn Blvd.; doors open at 5:30 p.m., Chameleon performs at 6 p.m., then the band; find Sterling Municipal Band on Facebook.
Music and more at TNPS
DIXON – Awards reception for the Regional Survey of Art, 6-8 p.m. Friday; music by Chuck and Beverly Kearns, food, and cash bar. Exhibit runs through Feb. 29; 2- and 3-D original work, all media; 113 W. First St, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at the gallery; 815-285-4924 or Facebook.
Open mic at Rosbrook
DIXON – Second Saturdays open mic night, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave. Solo and duet acts will play for 15 minutes, and full bands will play for 30. Doors open at 6, and registration takes place at and after that time. After 6, acts can message Rosbrook Studio on Facebook or call or text 815-973-7824; $3 donation; pizza and beverages sold by Mama Cimino's; find Rosbrook on Facebook.
Don't miss Thursday's CEO gala
DIXON – Whiteside Area Career Center CEO class' Art Gala and Auction, 5 p.m. Thursday at the Post House, 100 W. Second St.; cultural food, art, auction, raffles, dessert bar and cash bar; live auction at 7 p.m.; tickets, $25, available at Dixon Chamber-Main Street office; Sauk Valley Area Chamber office; and WACC in Sterling; find WACC on Facebook.