Allerton hosting several activities
The Allerton Park and Retreat Center Mansion will once again host a variety of "home for the holiday" events in December.
Was Heloise Godet, the French actress who was at the 2015 Ebertfest, in Paris during the terrorist attacks?
Yes, and I'm happy to report she's safe. I actually first heard of the attacks while sitting at my desk here at work and checking Facebook, where she posted this message:
Zoo Improv will present its seventh annual C-U Improv Festival at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at SoDo Theatre, 111 S. Walnut St., C.
The shows will start at 7 both evenings; admission is $15 each night. The sets will last 25 to 30 minutes each, with exceptions as needed. All the sets will run back to back, with refreshment breaks in between.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist; this week, with Grace Savina. The artist and master's degree candidate in art education at the University of Illinois recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
Tell me about this show you're curating for The Basement Gallery.
Fall open house
URBANA — The Japan House Fall Open House will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with Ami Hirata, a Japanese-born ceramicist, presenting at 11 a.m. her body of work.