Weekend Top 10, Sept. 7, 2018

Weekend Top 10, Sept. 7, 2018

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

See 'Kill Bill' band live

Check out martial arts demonstrations, Japanese all-female rock band The 5, 6, 7, 8's (from the first "Kill Bill" movie), Asian-inspired food and drink and children's activities at the Japan House Matsuri Festival from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Japan House and the Arboretum.

Beer battle in Gibson City

Don't miss the Beer Stein Holding Competition at 10 p.m. Saturday in the beer garden at Gibson City Harvest Fest. First prize is $50 and a beer stein. At 9:30 p.m., Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire, a pair of Nashville-based singers, take the stage.

Arcola's hoppin'

See the World Famous Lawn Rangers precision lawn mower drill team strut its stuff at the Arcola Broom Corn Festival parade. Participants line up at Moore Park at 3 p.m. Saturday. Today, the National Broom Sweeping Contest plays out at 4 p.m. on Main Street.

Jake Owen's in town

Jake Owen originally aimed to be a golfer, but an injury sidelined that. His "Life's Whatcha Make It Tour" plays at State Farm Center at 8 p.m. today.

A Superlative concert

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, known for rockabilly, honky tonk and traditional country music, headline the second annual Prairie Sky Music Festival at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

Band heaven in Champaign

High school bands from across the state perform with the Marching Illini at Memorial Stadium for Saturday's 6:30 p.m. football game between Illinois and Western Illinois.

Soaring at Dodds

A model-rocket launch starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at Champaign's Dodds Park.

Relay for Life

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School track will be the scene for Relay for Life of St. Joseph from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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