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Religion calendar, Sept. 21-28, 2018

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'I got that soul deep inside me': A few words with singer Danny Gokey

DANNY GOKEY, whose Sunday concert at the Virginia Theatre also includes TAUREN WELLS and RILEY CLEMMONS, was the third-place finalist on the eighth season of "American Idol." He embraces country and Christian music.

Nightlife listings, Sept. 20-27, 2018

Bands, comedians, trivia, DJs and more. Here's your guide to a night on the town:

THURSDAY, Sept. 20

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Katie Flynn, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Tom Grassman (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

CANOPY CLUB: STS9 (exploratory and improvisation-based music with a fully immersive light show), 8:30 p.m.

Four bands highlight fundraiser for Merci's Refuge

CHAMPAIGN — Endless Summer, a fundraiser for the Merci's Refuge shelter, will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the city parking lot just north of the News-Gazette Media building.

The event was rescheduled because of rain and high winds Sept. 8.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 20-27, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

PUDGY PUMPKIN FALL FESTIVAL

What: A day full of family fun. Pony rides, petting zoo, facepainting, balloon animals, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, free kids games and straw maze, local food trucks and more.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Prairie Gardens, 3000 W. Springfield Ave., C.

Cost: One Pudgy ticket, $1.

1st private moon flight passenger to invite guests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to join him on board the SpaceX rocket "to inspire the dreamer in all of us."

Sinfonia da Camera opening 35th season with 'Siren Songs'

If you feel yourself inexplicably drawn to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday evening, don't be alarmed.

It's only the call of the Sirens that's reeling you in.

John Frayne | Eager to hear more of composer's work

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony offered a chamber music concert of the music of Stacy Garrop on Sept. 5 in the ballroom of the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Garrop is in the second year of her position as composer-in-residence with the C-U Symphony.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Sept. 16, 2018

There's nothing like a free local concert to support a great cause — and to celebrate a special occasion — which is why there's nothing quite like 'Boom-Bash,' scheduled for this Saturday night at Boomerangs Bar and Grill in Urbana.

Boomerangs is hosting the seventh annual "Boom-Bash" featuring local acts Sun Stereo on an outdoor stage from 9 to 11 p.m.

Religion calendar, Sept. 14-21, 2018

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