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Entertainment listings, Feb. 13-20, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

Forensics event set for Feb. 15

CHAMPAIGN — "Art Heist: Family Edition," a forensics event for kids and adults, is set for 1 p.m Feb. 15 at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 N. Neil St.

Participants will test their private investigator skills to crack a notorious art heist case and recover stolen paintings.

Art show, performances to benefit WEFT

CHAMPAIGN — An art show and performances to benefit WEFT 90.1 FM radio will take place from Thursday through next Monday at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.

Sunday highlights

Stories from Sunday's News-Gazette, in case you missed them.

Danville Art League to host competition

DANVILLE — The Danville Art League will host the Sharon Schmitz Regional Open Art Competition, which runs with the Town and Country Amateur Art Show.

The shows will be March 4-28 at the Art League building, 320 Franklin St.

Deadline for entering the nonjuried show is Friday. Entry forms are available at danvilleartleague.com.

Melissa Merli: Mural of C-U's Chef Ra planned

One of the most colorful characters to live in Champaign-Urbana was James Wilson Jr., better known as Chef Ra.

Ra, who had been a standout athlete and class president at Urbana High School, discovered reggae, Rastafarianism and marijuana while he was a student at the University of Illinois.

He became Rasta James and later Chef Ra and often just Ra.

Ceramic exhibit coming to Parkland gallery

CHAMPAIGN — A solo exhibition of figurative ceramic works by a Southeast Missouri State University professor opens Monday at the Parkland Art Gallery.

"Outlandish Adventures: Works by Benjie Heu" will remain on display through April 1, with the opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Heu will give a gallery talk at 7 that night, and the Parkland Guitar Ensemble will perform.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 6-13, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

Opening reception scheduled for new exhibit at Union

URBANA — The Illini Union Art Gallery will host at 5 p.m. Friday the opening reception for "The World Through My Eyes by Windy Zhao."

The exhibition features travel photography by Zhao as well as text narration.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

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