URBANA — A film festival of experimental and documentary films made by women from Champaign-Urbana will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center in Urbana.
URBANA — Three years ago in New York, Sara Boland-Taylor snagged a student-priced ticket for "4000 Miles," not knowing anything about the play going in. She "absolutely fell in love" with it.
Staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:
If you missed the film on award-winning critic Roger Ebert, "Life Itself," during Ebertfest or at the Art Theater in Champaign, the movie begins a run at the Virginia Theatre at 7 tonight. Repeat showings are scheduled each night through Aug. 1.
Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come
CHAMPAIGN — Ninety-two youths ages 6-18 — and one dog — will perform in the Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theatre production of "Annie." Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Cobb Auditorium at Urbana High School.
University of Illinois theater Professor Daniel Sullivan knows a lot about the myriad technical problems of outdoor theater.
After all, he's now directing his eighth Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park play — "King Lear" — at the open-air Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park.
TUSCOLA — The Tuscola Community Center will be transformed into the merry old land of Oz beginning tonight for this summer's musical production by the Actors' Rural Theatre Company.
The music scene
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership will bring its Bud Light Summer Stage back to Campustown this Saturday. The event will include a free concert at Sixth and John streets and a Kids Festival.