Entertainment listings, Aug. 14-21, 2014

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, Aug. 13, 2014

2014 ACE Awards

CHAMPAIGN — Nominations are being accepted at for the 2014 ACE Awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is midnight Sept. 8.

Ask Mimi Aug. 10, 2014

From "Life Itself" to Krannert Center's Opening Night Party to art from war, Melissa Merli has you covered.

Has Steve James' "Life Itself" about Roger Ebert won any awards?

Studio Visit: Scott Barber

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Melissa Merli chats with Scott Barber, 48, of Urbana. Barber is the founder and lead designer of Scobar, a business ( in which he screen-prints his designs on apparel. For a short explanation of what he does, go to his video at

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Artists make an impression

More It's Your Business: Danville preschool plans focus on the arts

Parents who think their tykes and toddlers have a shot at show business might want to consider a preschool in the works for Danville.

Trish Ceader is planning to open the Little Hollywood Early Childhood Learning Center of the Arts in the former Win C. Smith Oldsmobile-Cadillac car dealership building.

Collaboration of art, math brings beautiful quilt creations

URBANA — Nina Paley took the DIY ethos to the max when she made her ground-breaking, award-winning feature movie "Sita Sings the Blues," doing all the time- and labor-intensive animation herself.

Here's what's happening on the arts scene

Photo display

CHAMPAIGN — "The BARE Project," a collection of photographs of local people posing in the nude, with strategic coverings in some places, will open Friday at the Indi Go Artist's Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.

"The BARE Project" series was created by Emily Otnes, Anna Longworth and Alisa Greene.

Weekend Update: Something to howl about

Kennekuk County Park will be busy in early September for the first Phases of the Moon Festival. But the beautiful park just north of Kickapoo State Park west of Danville also has plenty of activities going on today: 'Cheeseburgers and Fun,' the Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Run/Walk and the seventh annual Bunker Hill Run car show and Cruise to the VA. Here's a rundown on all the fun: