Weekend Planner: That time of year

After traveling to German-American festivals in Illinois and the "big one" in Munich, Eric Robeson and Achim Von Bodman decided Champaign was ready for one of its own. So they talked with folks at the Developmental Services Center about having an Oktoberfest to benefit its work with people with disabilities.

Homer Opera House reopening celebration on Oct. 17

HOMER — The Homer Opera House will officially reopen with a celebration on Oct. 17.

The Saturday event features a concert at 6 p.m. with a range of musical performers, from bluegrass to rock 'n' roll, to folk rock, even some rap and show tunes.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 8-15, 2015

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John Frayne: Jupiter quartet gives out-of-this-world performance

The Jupiter String Quartet played a concert of music by two great composers of the Viennese School, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, on Sept. 27 in the Foellinger Great Hall. In the famous Schubert String Quintet, Op. 163, the Quartet was joined by cellist Denise Djokic.

Listen and learn

When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra comes to Urbana to perform at Krannert Center, its members don't stay put at the performing arts complex.

Some of the musicians — among the best in the world — teach master classes to University of Illinois music students.

Notes-Worthy: Wynter Peguero

C.U. Bands and Fans' Terry Brown chats with singer/artist Wynter Peguero:

Where did your love for music come from?

Clubs listings, Oct. 8-15, 2015

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

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Music scene

CHAMPAIGN — C.U. Bands and Fans will celebrate three years of covering live, local music on Saturday and Sunday at City Center at Fat City Bar & Grill, 505 S. Chestnut St., C.

Lady Gaga felt 'like herself'on show

LOS ANGELES — Appearing in the new season of "American Horror Story" was a life boost for Lady Gaga.

The singer raved about her experience on "American Horror Story: Hotel" as she arrived for the star-studded premiere of the FX show Saturday night.

The Future Five, Oct. 5, 2015