Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Who lives here? Aug. 4, 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.

Nightlife listings, Aug. 2-9, 2018

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.

CLARK BAR: Owl Club with John Lindell, 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance,, 9 p.m.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 2-9, 2018


This weekend


The Screening Room | Hammy co-star, bad script sink 'Spy Who Dumped Me'

Some performers have a tendency to want to dominate whatever production they're in, and a good director knows that these actors need to be kept in check lest the spotlight constantly fall on them at the expense of the rest of the cast and the story.

Frank's Faves: Movie close calls

"You should have seen me with the pokerman; I had no money and I bet a grand; Just in the nick of time I looked at his hand ... " — Paul McCartney

Sorry to keep you in suspense. The previously reported quarter-ton (or so) branch on our roof is gone. Peaceably.

And pieceably (as in three ginormous pieces).

Plenty of stuff to 'Sweat' in Station's new play

URBANA — A play based on hard times for working people opens tonight at the Station Theatre.

"Sweat" is directed by Mathew Green.

A Pulitzer Prize winner, the drama's inspiration comes from real events between 2000 and 2008 in the factory town of Reading, Pa.

Friday Night Live to include sidewalk-chalk drawing contest for kids

CHAMPAIGN — Downtown sidewalks will have some splashes of color this weekend.

40 North 88 West has set its sixth annual sidewalk-chalk drawing contest for children at One Main Plaza during this week's Friday Night Live event. There will also be face-painting from Whimsy Pixie Paint.

C-U haiku, July 29, 2018

summer sandcastles

every wave

erases a dream

— Mel Goldberg, Laredo, Texas

Submissions may be made to with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include your name and city, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

Susan McKinney | Daughter of Sherlock Holmes returns

"A Study in Treason" by Leonard Goldberg is the second book in the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series by the author, starring female detective Joanna Blalock.

Deb Aronson | A story about friendship and family

Aven Green, the main character in "Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus" by Dusti Bowling, published by Sterling, happens to have been born without arms. But this story is not about Aven's armlessness per se. It is, at its heart, a story of friendship and family.