Ask 'Mimi' May 4, 2014

When will the lineup for Ebertfest 2015 be announced?

"We will announce the Ebertfest 2015 in late February or March. Festival passes go on sale Nov. 1, 2014. Get yours early!" Mary Susan Britt, the festival's associate director, said.

Studio Visit: Zoe Mann

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Zoe Mann, a 22-year-old Parkland College student, who is studying chemical engineering and is a peer tutor. She also is a "knitting genius," according to her mom, Cindy. Three of her artworks were in the college's Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition 2014, which closed Saturday.

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

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

Real troupers

After five days at Ebertfest, I really needed Diavolo, the dance troupe that performed Wednesday night at Krannert Center. Explosive, athletic and hip, Diavolo members danced what center director called "physical rock 'n roll." Right on.

History lesson

MTD artists announced

CHAMPAIGN — The 40 North 88 West Champaign County Arts Council has released the names of the four artists who will have their work featured in the current rotation of MTD ART.

Their work will be displayed alongside the ads on the overhead panels inside MTD buses are part of MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood, a collaboration among 40 North, MTD and Dixon Graphics.

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

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

All-day music

At 2 p.m. today musicians will host the Blues Jam Benefit at Boomerangs Bar and Grill, 1309 E. Washington St., U, to help the family of blues singer Mary Clark, who died April 13. A $10 donation will be requested; there will be music all day.

UI graduating seniors' art on display

CHAMPAIGN — If you're wondering what young artists are up to, check out the 2014 BFA Graduate Exhibition, on display from Saturday to May 18 at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

You May mark your calendar, starting with tonight

Nathan and Julie Gunn have performed together at Carnegie Hall.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?


Or you could just go to the Krannert Center tonight.

So this pick for May is an easy one. The remarkable duo performs with good friends mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and violinist Stefan Milenkovich at 7:30 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall.

Entertainment listings, May 1-8, 2014

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

Special events

This weekend

AsiaFest 2014 scheduled for Saturday

Also, Balinese Gamelan Concert planned Sunday

URBANA — The Asian American Cultural Center and Japan House will host AsiaFest 2014 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Studio Visit: William Blake

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with William Blake, a 22-year-old senior painting major at the University of Illinois who will graduate in May. He will return home and do commissioned portrait paintings for a while.

Q: So you want to concentrate on portraiture?