URBANA — Dance at Illinois will present "Perspectives," featuring new works choreographed and performed by the bachelor of fine arts degree candidates in the dance department at the University of Illinois, on Friday and Saturday.
A listing of events, provided by the venues.
CHAMPAIGN — County tourism officials are trying to take advantage of momentum from a Steven Spielberg-directed film about the life of Abraham Lincoln.
They think the feature film will spark new interest in Lincoln from a new generation.
URBANA — A bigger cast, more children dancing and a return to a Russian tradition make this year's "The Nutcracker" a special one for the Champaign Urbana Ballet.
ONARGA — The Cissna Park art advocacy group, Art UpClose, will present renowned ventriloquist David Pendleton twice Saturday at the Onarga Theater.
In a bar of light
A glimmer of hope.
Leaves keep falling.
— Alesia Prakapenka,
If there is one thing that the 2012 presidential election has taught us as a nation, it's that Mitt Romney's underwear is not as magical as we previously believed.
David Hernandez is a Californian who knows how to have a good time with his writing. Here's a delightful flight of fancy based on a negotiation with a postal clerk.
At the Post Office
The line is long, processional, glacial,
and the attendant a giant stone, cobalt blue
with flecks of white, I'm not so much
looking at a rock but a slab of night.
URBANA — The indoor Holiday Market at Lincoln Square Village will begin Saturday and continue for five more Saturday mornings through Dec. 15.
All items sold at the market — which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — are to be home-grown, baked or crafted within Illinois, said Shannon Beck, events coordinator for the Urbana Business Association.