Entertainment listings, Sept. 21-28, 2017


This weekend


Ever-growing Pygmalion adds 24-hour hackathon for 13th year

CHAMPAIGN — Now in its 13th year, the Pygmalion Festival this weekend will bring in many top indie-music acts.

But, as you might know, Pyg is more than a music festival.

Celebrating the university town in which it started, Pygmalion features other components — food, technology, literature and things handmade — plus a 24-hour hackathon, new this year.

My Amish Home: Ramping up plans for a busy autumn

"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth." Isaiah 53:6-7

Meg Makes: Evolved recipe turns out great treat

I'm always amazed at how a recipe can evolve.

My mom's gardening friend, Donna Siders, got this one from Mr. Food in 2009. My mom remade it, changing a few key elements. For example, she swapped in molasses for maple syrup and chopped nuts for chocolate chips. She also cut down on the sugar.

Today's Special: Ye Olde set to open new doughnut shop

URBANA — Ye Olde Donut Shoppe is opening a new doughnut bakery at 708 Killarney St. in Urbana.

Ye Olde Donut Shoppe bills itself as selling "the original C-U gourmet doughnuts."

The site is fully licensed and open for commercial and retail delivery.

Pickup may be arranged by calling 217-359-3311 with one day's advance notice.

Eastern Illinois Foodbank plans distributions for veterans

Three more food distributions for needy veterans and military personnel will be available in Urbana and Danville this month and in October.

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank is hosting pop-up food pantries at VFW Post 630, 1303 E. Main St., U, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 24.

Marcus Jackson/About Town: Sports aside, restaurateur lives on front lines

RANTOUL — Eight years ago, when he was selecting sport management as his major at the University of Illinois, Patrick Wampler figured by September 2017, he might be on the fast track to rising up the ranks in the front offices of the Chicago Bears or, better yet, his beloved Cubs.

"A coach or a general manager or something involving sports," Wampler said.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 14-21, 2017


This weekend


Meg Makes: Taco casserole hits all the right comfort-food notes

Comfort-food season is near, and I have the perfect candidate for your next cozy dinner: taco casserole.

My husband and I recently moved across town, and my mother-in-law baked this for us to enjoy amid the chaos.

And enjoy it we did — it's hearty and tastes great. The leftovers hold up well. Plus, when mother-in-law Mary sent me the recipe, I was surprised to find it so simple.

My Amish Home: Hanging on to summer as fall sweeps in

"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you; continue ye in my love.