Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Nightlife listings, March 7-14, 2019

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



BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Jordan & Jill Happy Hour, 6 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: 147Calboy with Ovaeast Mook and Rockstar Rodie, 8 p.m.

Larry the Cable Guy not appearing with Styx at State Farm Center

CHAMPAIGN — Larry the Cable Guy will no longer appear with Styx at a show scheduled for March 30 at State Farm Center.

Amanda Cagan of ABC Public Relations said Wednesday there were scheduling conflicts.

The show will go on, and will now be billed as "An Evening with Styx." Information has been sent to ticket buyers, should they request a refund, promoters said.

Student quartets working with pros? 'Yeah, we're excited'

URBANA — They had played on much bigger stages in front of larger crowds, but a small assembly of chairs set on the stage of the Krannert Center's Tryon Festival Theatre had the four members of the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra's Honors String Quartet especially jittery.

Urbana High's a capella group working its way toward Carnegie Hall gig

URBANA — Feb. 20. Thirty-two days until showtime.

The Urbana High School auditorium wasn't empty, but it wasn't anywhere close to full either.

The boys of the high school's a capella group were onstage, lights shining brightly on them, just like they will be on March 24, when they and the girls of the group take the stage at New York's famed Carnegie Hall.

Montgomery Gentry will take stage at Ford County Fair

MELVIN — A classic country and western act will perform this summer at the Ford County Fair.

Fair organizers announced Sunday that they'd booked Montgomery Gentry to play on June 28.

UI Player Piano

The Music and Performing Arts Library's Steinway Duo-Art Reproducing Piano is seen in a secure room at the Music and Performing Arts Library Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in the Music Building on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 3, 2019

The 2019 Jewish Film Festival kicks off this evening with a Red Carpet Premiere Party from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Hamilton Walker's, 201 N. Neil St., C. But the films are the real draw.

The festival itself, of course, is being hosted by The Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C, on this and three other upcoming Sundays, March 10 and 31, and April 7.

Tricia Stiller/review | Illinois Theatre's 'Night-Time' is a play within a play

In "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," 15-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone is on a mission. Following the murder of his neighbor's dog, Wellington, the brilliant but unique boy with a fondness for Sherlock Holmes, is determined to investigate and solve the crime.

UI's restored player piano offers a rare look at early mechanical music

URBANA — You may have seen a player piano, but it's unlikely you ever saw one like this.

The 1927 piano is a treasure of the University of Illinois Music and Performing Arts Library and has a room of its own, along with about 1,500 player-piano rolls, some of which were created by well-known musicians.

It may be one of the last to survive.