Nightlife listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018

Nightlife listings, Aug. 9-16, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town:

THURSDAY, Aug. 9

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

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

GOLDY'S BAR AND GRILL: Free N' Fun Bar Bingo, 6 p.m.

PO' BOYS RESTAURANT: Kilborn Alley Blues Band, 6:30 p.m.

SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: Fame Fantasy Karaoke/Dance Party hosted by DJ Dirk Dion, 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, Aug. 10

BLACKBIRD URBANA: The Brad Wheeler Group (Jazz Happy Hour), 5 p.m.

BUNNY'S TAVERN: The Painkillers are hosting the Happy Hour Blues Jam, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CLARK BAR: JMT Trio, 6:30 p.m.; Karaoke with Shockwave Entertainment, 10 p.m.

HUBER'S: Family Matters Band, 8 p.m.

IRON POST: Eric Lund's Jazz Friends, 5 p.m.; Blues Society presents Susan Williams, 9 p.m.

ROSE BOWL TAVERN: Tim Parrish and the Last Minute Band (all your favorite country hits), 9 p.m.

SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: Fame Fantasy Karaoke/Dance Party hosted by DJ Dirk Dion, 9 p.m.

SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT: Live music, 5:30 p.m.

SOMA ULTRA LOUNGE: C-U Comedy Club's Friday Night Stand Up Comedy, featuring performers from Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Peoria, Champaign, and more, 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 11

ALTO VINEYARDS: The Blues Deacons, 7:30 p.m.

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Mank & Mo, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: 800 lb Gorilla (the four-piece band's original music blends indie-esque songcraft with funky, jazzy improvisation), 9 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Free N Fun Bar Bingo, 8 p.m.

CLARK BAR: The Double Dots (acoustic duo, originals mixed in with tasty covers), 6:30 p.m.; Karaoke with Shockwave Entertainment, 10 p.m.

GOLDY'S BAR AND GRILL: RCA (southern rock), 8:30 p.m.

HUBER'S: New Twang City, 8 p.m.

IRON POST: Kilborn Alley, 9 p.m.

LU & DENNY'S, Tolono: Nickel and Dimes band (parking lot party celebrating Lu & Denny's 58th Anniversary), 8 p.m.

MEMPHIS ON MAIN: Flood (alternative rock band, songs ranging from 90's alternative to current heavy rock), 10 p.m.

SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: Fame Fantasy Karaoke/Dance Party hosted by DJ Dirk Dion, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 12

ALTO VINEYARDS: Billy Galt, 2 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: An Evening with Eri Hest with guests, Dearie, 5 p.m.

GUIDO'S BAR AND GRILL: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.

PIPA'S PUB: Prairie Crossroads Blues Society Blues Jam, hosted by Robert Kimbrough Sr. (Cotton Patch Soul Blues), 4 p.m.

MONDAY, Aug. 13

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: BOOM-JAM open stage (guitar, bass, drums and PA provided/bring the band or play with the house band), 9 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Open Mic Night with Mike Ingram, 8 p.m.

GOLDY'S BAR AND GRILL: Free N' Fun Bar Bingo, 6 p.m.

IRON POST: Poets at The Post, 7 p.m.

ROSE BOWL TAVERN: Urbana Hootenanny, hosted by Community Center for the Arts faculty guitar/mando specialist Sam Payne and other musicians (acoustic open mic night/all musicians welcome), 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, Aug. 14

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Tuesday Live Jazz at Boomerangs, 7 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Tabletop Tuesdays (game night), 8 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Matt Stewart and Bob Watson, 6:30 p.m.

EL TORO BRAVO: Billy Galt and Jeff Kerr, 6:30 p.m.

FAT CITY BAR AND GRILL: Trivia Night, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15

BLACKBIRD URBANA: House band composed of Ian Shepherd and Mitchell Killough featuring a different guest artist each week (Wednesday Night Spotlight), 8 p.m.

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

COWBOY MONKEY: Argentine tango dance with DJ Grohens (lesson, 7:30 p.m.), 8 p.m.; salsa with DJ Alberto, 10 p.m.

FAT CITY, THE CITY CENTER: DJ Halfdead playing current and classic country dance music (free line dancing and lessons with Janet Mayol), 8:30 p.m., dance to close.

IRON POST: Larry Gray Project, 6 p.m.; jazz jam, 10 p.m.

SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: Fame Fantasy Karaoke/Dance Party hosted by DJ Dirk Dion, 9 p.m.

SILVERCREEK RESTAURANT: Global Wednesday (entertainment, food and drink specials from around the world, different country each week), 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, Aug. 16

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Kevin Hart Trio (jazz), 6 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Jimmy Davis (featured performer for CU Bands and Fans Original Artist Night), 7 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Dave and Andy Duncanson of Kilborn Alley Blues Band, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance, jesse@cucomedy.com), 9 p.m.

GOLDY'S BAR AND GRILL: Free N' Fun Bar Bingo, 6 p.m.

IRON POST: George Turner, 7 p.m.

SENATOR'S INN AND PUB, Savoy: Fame Fantasy Karaoke/Dance Party hosted by DJ Dirk Dion, 9 p.m.

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