Ebertfest lineup: Gershon, Tilly, Madsen

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CHAMPAIGN — Roger Ebert's Film Festival offers three guests known for their sultriness, two of them also known for Oscar prestige.

"Ebertfest" comes to the Virginia Theatre April 10-13.

'Marisol' turns back the clock to early '90s in New York City

URBANA — Director Jace Jamison said "Marisol" takes an imaginative approach to the absurdity of living in The Bronx in the midst of the Apocalypse.

The moon is gone, he said. Marisol Perez still goes to work as a copy editor, fighting to survive the impending rapture as her guardian angel wages total war on God.

The play opens tonight at the Station Theatre.

Entertainment listings, March 21-28, 2019

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What: This year's theme, "Quilts of Many Colors," features over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, a variety of vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, and a lunch and a dessert bar will be available.

Frank's Faves: Road trip movies

"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses." "Hit it." — Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in "The Blues Brothers" (1980)

The Screening Room | Timely, smart 'Captive State' a stunning surprise

There were advanced screenings scheduled for Focus Features' "Captive State." They were canceled. Commercials and trailers for the film were few and far between and the film opened last week with no advance reviews and little fanfare.

Nightlife listings, March 21-28, 2019

THURSDAY, March 21

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Hot Sauce Universe, 6 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Corson music presents CU Bands and Fans Original Artist Night, with Garrett and the Geezers, Zach Dable, Greg House, 7 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Lou DiBello, guitar, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance, jesse@cucomedy.com), 9 p.m.

Weekend Box Office | 'Captain Marvel' soars higher in 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES — "Captain Marvel" has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust.

Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening.

John Frayne | Sinfonia da Camera's classics were a fine bouquet, indeed

The Sinfonia da Camera concert on March 2 in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was entitled "A Bouquet of Classics" and a concert that featured two of the greatest symphonies of the Classical Period, Wolfgang Mozart's Symphony No. 39 and Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 104 ("London"). They certainly deserved the term "classics" in both its meanings.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 17, 2019

If you like your rock Southern-fried with a side order of chainsaw, you don't have to look far this week. Jackyl, the band that has made lumberjacking rock for the past quarter-century, is coming to The City Center in Champaign on Friday night.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Jackyl hits the stage at 505 S. Chestnut St., C, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30.

Who lives here? March 16, 2019

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.