9 presenters to take Virgina Theatre stage for PechaKucha Volume 26

CHAMPAIGN — A chance to hear nine fast-paced visual and vocal presentations comes Saturday night.

PechaKucha Night Volume 26 also has an emcee, Prince F. Robertson, and there will be music.

Created by a pair of Tokyo architects 15 years ago, PechaKucha Nights offer lots to think about — and the emphasis is also on speed.

Fowl play: Station's latest marks co-founder's 120th as director

CHAMPAIGN — Rick Orr is directing his 120th play in 46 years with the Celebration Company at the Station Theatre, which he founded with some friends who could come up with $7,000 for a down payment on an old railroad station in Urbana.

Entertainment listings, March 22-29, 2018


Park district Easter-egg hunts

This weekend


What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt for ages 0-13. Hunting in waves this year, with the first egg hunt starting at 12:15 p.m. for ages 0-4 years. At 12:30 p.m., 5-8 year olds, and 9-13 year olds at 12:50 p.m. Bring a basket.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. March 24.

Entertainment listings, March 15-22, 2018


This weekend


Frank's Weekend Faves, March 11, 2018

Got game? If your preferred game requires a board to play it on, here’s something to get you out of the house in these latter days of winter — the fifth CUDO Plays Grand Exposition — going on today in downtown Urbana. And the best part?

Entertainment listings, March 8-15, 2018


This weekend


Frank's Weekend Faves, March 4, 2018

I love ladies who rock — or fiddle or shred or sing the blues, for that matter.

Chad Beckett/review | 'Twelfth Night' needs to be a little more convincing

Krannert Center for Performing Arts hosts Shakespeare again this month as "Twelfth Night (or What you Will)" takes up residence at the Colwell Playhouse. Introduced to the printed page in the 1623 First Folio, this comedy operates through deception and mistaken identity on several levels and is noted for the many occasions where actors break the fourth wall.

Three-day art, music festival proposed for Kennekuk this fall

DANVILLE — This fall, Kennekuk County Park could be the site of a new three-day art, movement and music festival organized by a Chicago-based company.

Ken Konsis, executive director of the Vermilion County Conservation District, said the district's board will decide March 21 on signing a contract to host the event, which would be held in September.

Cast shines in 'You Can't Take It With You'

The invitation to review "You Can't Take It With You" brought an instant grin. The troupe of wacky, lovable characters traipsed from my memory.

What would a new cast do with them? Would there be a new or contemporary interpretation as is common with Shakespeare plays and operas?