Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend


Nightlife listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

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


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

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Kayla Brown (Free Music Thursdays), 9 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: Cherub with Maddy O'Neal, 9 p.m.

'A sense of perspective'

In "An American Daughter," the late playwright Wendy Wasserstein writes about situations that are still in the news, including the roles women play in politics.

Paul Wood asked director TOM MITCHELL to let us know more about the play, which opens tonight at Krannert Center.

Why did you choose this play?

The Screening Room | Stars of the show salvage 'Star'

There's a great deal to like in Bradley Cooper's "A Star is Born," the directorial debut from the actor, who pulls off an Orson Welles as in addition to acting in the film he serves as one of the its writers and producers as well.

'Men on Boats': A grand experiment

URBANA — There are a lot of surprises in "Men On Boats," including who the men are.

The play premieres tonight at the Station Theatre.

Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus, like many who've been to the Grand Canyon, grew up hearing the story of John Wesley Powell and the nine men who navigated the Colorado River. The one-armed Civil War veteran mapped it for the government.

Illinois Theatre: American Daughter

Opening Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, American Daughter by Wendy Wasserstein and directed by Tom Mitchell opens the Illinois Theatre season.

John Frayne | UI groups a compelling addition to Sinfonia concert

The Sinfonia da Camera, led by Ian Hobson, on Sept. 22, gave the opening concert of its 35th season. The program was devoted to French music, from roughly 1850 to 1920. What was particularly compelling about this program was the participation of the University of Illinois Women's Glee Club, led by director Andrea Solya, and the UI Oratorio Society, led by director Andrew Megill.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Sept. 30, 2018

Live music is definitely a fave, and this week is looking like a good time to check out what's playing at one of C-U's premiere venues — The Canopy Club in Urbana. One-of-a-kind funk-soul collective Lettuce will funkify the premises Wednesday, and electro-pop duo Cherub will grace the stage on Thursday.

How's this for synchronicity?

Who lives here? Sept. 29, 2018

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, 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.