Entertainment listings, May 21-28, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Organization offers good reasons to visit Campustown this summer

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership has a message for you: Don't be afraid to visit Campustown. Particularly in the summer.

To attract more people, the organization has planned a "new, improved and pumped up" 13 Thursdays, a series of entertainment, activities and shopping promotions in Campustown that will run from Thursday through Aug. 20.

Here's what's happening on the art scene

Moving artwork

MTD Art is featuring art inside its buses that was created by four area artists. They will be on the buses through July 31.

— Michael Buras, "Into the Clouds," digital photograph.

— James "Dirt" Dorner, "Panhead Mountains," made from recycled motorcycle parts.

— Marcia Dalton, "Prairie Restoration," acrylic texture medium.

Library events, May 17-24, 2015

Selected events at local libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Attend our fun, hands-on cooking class for school-age children, Rookie Cooks, at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglass Branch. Kids can sample the healthy treats they make.

The big picture

URBANA — It's safe to say Tristan Duke had no idea when he took photography classes at Urbana High School that one day he would be working with — and inside — a giant camera.

The 1999 UHS alumnus travels around the country with the Liminal Camera, a fully functional camera and darkroom inside a 20-foot shipping container on a flatbed truck.

Studio Visit: Ana Sofia Navarro

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Ana Sofia Navarro, a University of Illinois graduating senior who majored in metals and minored in art history chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

What materials did you use to make that beautiful necklace?

Entertainment listings, May 14-21, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

CHAMPAIGN — Singers Jason and Nicole Morgan will once again educate the public about the realities of childhood stroke by hosting a benefit concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Here's what's happening on the art scene

Parkland Juried Exhibition on view

CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition will open Monday at the Giertz Gallery and remain on view there through June 4.