The music scene
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership will bring its Bud Light Summer Stage back to Campustown this Saturday. The event will include a free concert at Sixth and John streets and a Kids Festival.
From a Disney sing-along to an American Idol in C-U — Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.
One of the events I really want to check out this summer is the exhibition "Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886—1904" at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
It was co-curated by Jane Block, who recently retired as the head of the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art at the University of Illinois.
Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come
Arts school reunion
CHAMPAIGN — The National Academy of Arts, a residential arts school in Champaign that closed in 1987, will have a reunion for teachers, students, staff and friends from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C.
One of the coolest artists in C-U is Christopher Carl, who after getting his master's degree in landscape architecture at the University of Illinois decided to stick around.
He and his equally talented wife, artist Meredith Foster, live in Urbana and have mounted some of the more interesting and adventuresome exhibits I've seen.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Young crowd at Iron Post
Student showing works at Illini Union
"Your Campus, Your Town," an exhibition of photographs by University of Illinois student Rajat Saksena, opened Friday at the Illini Union Art Gallery and will remain on view there through Aug. 20.