Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

It's always an occasion when former University of Illinois trumpet professor Ray Sasaki is back in town. Now holding an endowed chair at the University of Texas, the talented horn player will play w/ the Jazz Quintet from 5 to 7 today at The Iron Post, Urbana. The other band members are uber-talented too. The cover of $10 — worth it.

Want to learn to make short films? Filmmaker Bogdan Heretoiu of Arts4Hope and the I4C will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at I4C, 2nd floor, 111 S. Walnut St., C, a 12-week series of hands-on filmmaking workshops. Cost is $240 for the series; you must own a laptop & camera (iPhone, etc. is OK). http://on.fb.me/1iUiufA

Hot bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana: Guitarist-singer Billy Strings, 22, and mandolinist Don Julin, 53, author of "Mandolin for Dummies," will "play traditional American string band music with energy levels usually associated with extreme sports," reads a blurb. Cover: $8.

Topics (3):Art, Film, Music

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jhzolitor wrote on May 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

It should be noted that the Billy Strings & Don Julin show at the Rose Bowl Tavern, May 23, is sponsored by the CU Folk and Roots Festival. Our sixth annual festival will be held November 7 & 8, in downtown Urbana.