Weekend Top 10, Aug. 3, 2018

Weekend Top 10, Aug. 3, 2018

Places to be and things to see this weekend, courtesy of staff writer Tim Mitchell:

Cars in the Blue Devil city

Organizer Mike Akers said more than 220 entries are expected at the Villa Grove Car Show (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Park). It takes 50 volunteers to put on this show, which drew 120 cars and 102 trucks and motorcycles a year ago.

Christian country in Georgetown

Tommy Brandt's father was a carpenter who operated a bar in Lebanon, Ind. The son became an award-winning Christian country music artist who will appear in concert 7 p.m. Sunday at the Georgetown fair.

Frankenstein in Sullivan

Danville's Gene Hackman ad-libbed the line, "I was gonna make espresso." in the film "Young Frankenstein." See the play this weekend at The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan.

Eight seconds of action

There's professional bull riding at 7 p.m. Saturday at the grandstand at the Coles County Fair in Charleston, Illinois' oldest continuous county fair.

The beat is on at the library

Mystic Drums is bringing a hands-on interactive percussion instruments experience for children to the Champaign Public Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.

13.1 miles in the land of Bulldogs

The Mahomet Half-Marathon (7 a.m. Saturday at Mahomet-Seymour High School) is a benefit for the Mahomet Area Youth Club.

Music in the park

Wildwood (3 p.m. Saturday at Hessel Park) is a string band with influences from bluegrass and contemporary artists. Band members include Keith Rushing, Kaitlin Rushing Lonergan, Brian Lonergan and Megan Rushing.

Just a little bit of sugar

Danville's Dick Van Dyke considers "Mary Poppins" the best film he has appeared in, See the Broadway musical version at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday ant 2 p.m. Sunday at the Country Theatre Workshop Theater north of Cissna Park.

Hayrack rides in Vermilion County

Catch a hayrack ride at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Forest Glen Forest Preserve ($1 per person).

Melvin's the place to be

Catch the French Creole music of Dennis Stroughmatt at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Melvin Community Hall. The local swim team will be selling concessions as a fundraiser.

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