Entertainment listings, May 4-11, 2017


This weekend


What: Uniformed re-enactors, representing Allied and Axis units as well as civilians from 1939 through 1945, will gather at the Bunker Hill Historic Area. View living history displays, public battles, tactical skrmishes and more at this free event.

Obama tease, Offerman bump: UI commencement a hot ticket

URBANA — Whether it was the early Obama anticipation or the Offerman bump, commencement is a big draw at the University of Illinois this year.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli from the week that was

Learning more about Porter

Who lives here? April 29, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.


#TheMJs, April 28, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



"If women are going to wear low cut dresses that show cleavage don't be harassed when men look. Or shld we sue for sexual arousal?"

Top of the Morning, April 28, 2017

Donna Pepper's One Week Boutique is still going strong — the twice-a-year event is scheduled for this weekend at Champaign's Leonhard Recreation Center. It opens at 10 a.m. Saturday.

But the Illinois graduate admits part of her attention is on the Green Bay Packers. Particularly, the team's rookie long snapper, her son Taybor.

Frank's Faves: Live-action cat movies

This week: There's a new cat in our house. There may not be for long ...

My wife and I acquired a 2-year-old Himalayan cat recently — ostensibly to put the fear of God into some illegal immigrants in our century-old farmhouse. She's a gorgeous, long-haired creature, luxuriously furry from ears to tail. But I fear she will not be with us for long.

Entertainment listings, April 27-May 4, 2017


This weekend


What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Part 23: UI memories from actors, directors and the novelist who inspired Tom Hanks' next movie

In this Ebertfest-inspired, entertainment-themed edition of our year-long series marking the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 grads who've gone on to greatness to tell us a story about their most vivid Campustown memories.