Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Entertainment listings, Feb. 4-11, 2016

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

That's Entertainment Spotlighting events to see — or be seen in — around the area

Music scene

URBANA — Shamisen virtuoso Sato Michiyoshi, who's on his first U.S. tour, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

Weekend planner: Not so Arctic, still 'quite a spectacle'

At the annual Klondike Derby today at the Boy Scouts' Camp Drake between Urbana and Danville, the Scouts travel on snow sleds as if they were navigating the Arctic on dog sleds, testing their survival skills at the 400-acre camp. Unfortunately, the warm weather might not co-operate with the Arctic idea. But the show, if not the snow, will go on anyway.

Go figure: Jan. 29, 2016

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No. 1

Entertainment listings, Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2016

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

Without UI Ice Arena, Bonnie Blair 'wouldn't be where I am'

CHAMPAIGN — All winter long, the streets of Campustown are empty, but an icy playhouse draws students and community members alike.

Sometimes called "The Big Pond" because it is so wide, the University of Illinois Ice Arena was built in 1931.

More details coming on balloon event in Danville

DANVILLE — A group of volunteers dedicated to launching a new hot air balloon event this summer plan to announce more details of their plans today.

Last winter, organizers of "Balloons Over Vermilion" led a campaign to raise more than $55,000 for an event that they envisioned would feature up to 30 balloons flying over multiple days in late July.

Wheels are turning

CHAMPAIGN — One by one, they strolled into the McKinley Building on Tuesday night, toting their gear. Some went straight into the gym, some worked out in the fitness center and others congregated in a conference room ahead of a scheduled practice.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 21-28, 2016

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The red gem

DANVILLE — After being re-assembled more than a decade ago at its new home at Kennekuk County Park, the Laury Barn has settled into its new role.

Once located along the North Fork of the Vermilion River as a gristmill and later converted to a dairy barn, the big red barn is now used for wedding receptions, dances and other events.