Entertainment listings, Dec. 5-12, 2013

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Concerts set at Parkland

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland Theatre will be a place for music from Parkland College instrumentalists this weekend.

The Parkland Pops, directed by Brian Hagy, will sing movie songs in a concert titled "Pops Goes to Hollywood" at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Parkland Pops, which has 15 members, is open to community members, including those with special needs.

25th Tagore Festival is Saturday

URBANA — The annual Tagore Festival will take place Saturday at the Channing Murray Foundation; it marks the 25th anniversary of the first Tagore Festival at the foundation.

Fischer Theatre hosts holiday event

DANVILLE — In conjunction with downtown's "A Winter's Gathering," the Fischer Theatre is celebrating by hosting an authors' book signing in the Arts and Entertainment Museum in the lobby of the theater.

Gamelan concert at UI on Saturday

URBANA — A Balinese gamelan concert will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Auditorium of the University of Illinois Music Building, 1114 Nevada St.

Folk blues musician to play at Sleepy Creek

FAIRMOUNT — Minnesota-based roots musician Charlie Parr will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sleepy Creek Vineyards.

Tickets are $12 each for the show, which is for people 21 and older. Call 733-0330 to order tickets.

Parr performs original folk blues and traditional spirituals and has released 11 albums since 2000.

Art to present documentary about Indiana town, basketball team

CHAMPAIGN — The Art Theater Co-op will present at 7 p.m. Wednesday a screening of the documentary "Medora."

The film takes a look at life in Medora, Ind., and its high school basketball team, whose players refuse to give up hope despite the odds against them.

Storyteller to present Prohibition event

URBANA — Mahomet-based storyteller Camille Born will present her "Prohibition Scrapbook" storytelling event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie Winds Retirement Community, 1905 Prairie Winds Drive.

The event is free and open to people age 18 and older.

'Slices of Life' features work by UI journalism students

"Slices of Life," a new paperback published by The News-Gazette Inc., is available to buy in person or online.

Fundraiser Thursday for Parkland Art Gallery

CHAMPAIGN — Ticket buyers will be able to select a handcrafted ceramic cup and enjoy live music and baked treats during "Coffee and Tea, Cups and Dessert," Parkland Art Gallery's biennial fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the gallery lounge.