Community Events

Community Events

Entertainment listings, May 28-June 4, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

'Bicycle Thief' to open Urbanalove film series

URBANA — Urbana bicyclists and business people are teaming up again to present the Urbanalove Summer Movie Night Series, kicking it off Friday night with the classic "The Bicycle Thief."

Free time is volunteer time for honoree

Doesn't matter if it's a Foreigner show or a "Frozen" sing-a-long. If the Virginia Theatre is hosting it, Carol Cope is ushering it.

The 59-year-old Seymour woman, who "works" up to 200 events a year at the downtown landmark, was an obvious choice for the Champaign Park District's 2015 Volunteer of the Year award.

O, long may it wave

By Abrar Al-Heeti/The News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — The old, rusty flagpole atop the south entrance of the Armory was restored to its former glory and presented to the public at a rededication ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

Here's what's happening on the music scene

Check out music in downtown Champaign

The Friday Night Live series of street-side performances in downtown Champaign kicks off this Friday and continues through Aug. 29.

Ask 'Mimi,' May 24, 2015

After seeing in your article last week that Joan Jett is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I heard the band Chicago is not. If true, wouldn't you say the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a credibility issue? Who's next ... Milli Vanilli? —Sheila Lamb

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

Terrific tunes this week

Ceremonies will feature traditional salutes, taps

On Memorial Day, you might hear the crack of rifle fire.

In honor of fallen soldiers — Veterans Day is the day for the living — Champaign VFW Post 5520 has two services with 21-gun salutes Monday.

You can also hear taps, played on a real instrument, not a recording, at some sites.

Area's Memorial Day events

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CHAMPAIGN — Memorial Day observances on Monday begin with a 9 a.m. ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery, conducted by Champaign VFW Post 5520. A guest speaker will be on hand and a 21-gun salute will be fired, followed by taps.