Spooky theme in October
With Halloween approaching, our weekly game over the next few weeks will feature properties in scary movies.
Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"
Having purposely kept myself in the dark regarding the central conceit at the core of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel "Gone Girl," I approached David Fincher's adaptation of it ready to be knocked back on my heels.
I wasn't disappointed.
Flashpoint plays contemporary Celtic music at 8 p.m. Friday at The Upper Bout, 723 S. Neil St., C.
The trio plays folk music rooted in the traditions of Ireland and Scotland.
They have opened for some of the finest bands in the genre, including Solas and FullSet, and have performed with the likes of Liz Carroll, Oisin Mac Diarmada, Cormac de Barra and John Doyle.
This week, Paul Wood chats with Rob Compa, guitars and vocals with Dopapod. Other members of the band are Eli Winderman, keyboards; Chuck Jones, bass; Scotty Zwang, drums; and Luke Stratton, sound and lights. Dopapod plays with Tauk at 9 p.m. Sunday at the Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U.
What does the band name mean?
URBANA — In "Polaroid Stories," a play about contemporary street kids, the character Dionysis is a drug dealer with the street name of "D."
Two other characters, Eurydice and Orpheus, are lovers in an unhealthy relationship. Another, Narcissus, is a self-absorbed gay hustler.
CHAMPAIGN — If someone asks Sandra Zielinski to direct a play and she's scared by the prospect, she says yes.
For the challenge.
And "Why play safe?" she asked at the Parkland Theatre, where she's directing the Ken Ludwig farce "Leading Ladies." It opens tonight and runs through Oct. 12.
URBANA — The reviews of "A Kid Like Jake" might have you think its themes are Manhattan-specific.
After all, the drama is about parents who hope their 4-year-old son gains admission to an exclusive private school, though he engages in gender-variant behavior.