Nightlife listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

BAXTER'S AMERICAN GRILLE: Jordan and Jill, 6 p.m.

BLACKBIRD URBANA: Mid October, Georgetown, Corduroy and Granny Tweed (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

BOOMERANGS BAR AND GRILL: Lou DiBello, solo, 6 p.m.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 13-20, 2018


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Frank's Weekend Faves, Sept. 9, 2018

I love to check out the creations of up and coming local artists, and this weekend offers a perfect opportunity when the Urbana Civic Center plays host to the fourth annual Urbana Art Expo, which this year runs for two days, Sept.

John Frayne | A preview of Krannert events: Part II

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH) will offer a recital of baroque music played by Rachel Schiff, who plays the classical guitar.

Schiff, who is a Champaign-Urbana native, is now based in Germany. She will perform in the Chapel of St. John the Divine in the Campustown section of Champaign at 7:30 p.m.

Weekend Top 10, Sept. 7, 2018

Places to be and things to see this weekend, courtesy of staff writer Tim Mitchell:

Religion calendar, Sept. 7-14, 2018

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Nightlife listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018

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


BLACKBIRD URBANA: Mike Ingram (Free Music Thursdays), 9:30 p.m.

CLARK BAR: Lou Dibello. 6 p.m.; C-U Comedy's "The Open Mic," (stand up comedy show; all signups in advance,, 9 p.m.

GOLDY'S BAR AND GRILL: Free N' Fun Bar Bingo, 6 p.m.

Contemporary Gullah: A few words with Krannert Opening Night band Ranky Tanky

Krannert Center celebrates half a century Friday with free performances from respected musicians as well as artists, dancing, foods and beverages, interactive outdoor chalk art on the Goodwin Avenue stairs led by Scott Barber, and a by-the-decades car display surrounding it. Come dressed from a decade of your choice, 1960s to the future.

'Stompin' grounds': A few words with Barefoot Movement bassist Katie Blomarz

KATIE BLOMARZ has a heavy instrument to heave around, one amazing bass, but a light touch in the internationally touring acoustic band The Barefoot Movement. She calls Champaign her "stomping grounds," and she'll be stomping barefoot with other artists including MARTY STUART on Friday and Saturday at Allerton Park & Retreat Center.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 6-13, 2018


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