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Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

16TH ANNUAL MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Free horse and carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa! Over 30 vendors from seasonal decor to baked goods. Coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, breakfast and lunch provided by food vendors. Shop at the local village shops. Brochures and maps available day of event.

Frank's Faves: Movie curses

"I put a spell on you, because you're mine ..." — Jay Hawkins

Chuck Koplinski: Superhero-studded 'Justice League' is 1 step forward, 2 back

It seems as though every time DC Comics releases a movie based on their heroes, they only end up making their counterpart, Marvel Films, look that much smarter.

Who lives here? Nov. 11, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

Chuck Koplinski: Full steam ahead for 'Orient Express' remake

With actor David Suchet's portrayal of Agatha Christie's arrogant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot considered the gold standard where the character is concerned, is it foolhardy for Kenneth Branagh to take on the role as well as direct a new version of his most famous case?

Frank's Faves: Veterans Day movies

"I will kneel to God Almighty, praisin' him for all he's done ... (but) I will stand up for my country until my dyin' day, and I'll respect the flag when they play our song; I'll never take a knee." — The Moron Brothers

Richard J. Leskosky: Epic 'Ben-Hur' gets epic Virginia screening

An extra thing to be thankful for this November is the chance to see one of Hollywood's greatest epics the way it was intended — on the big screen with a great sound system — when The News-Gazette Film Series presents "Ben-Hur" at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

Who lives here? Nov. 4, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Frank's Faves: Movie window jumps

According to superstition, breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. So what does breaking the glass doors in your wife's antique china hutch bring?