That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, July 30, 2014

Film festival

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.

Finding their way

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.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

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

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Here's what's happening on the theater scene

Children's theater

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.

Outside's his comfort zone

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.

Entertainment listings, July 24-30, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

ARTCo's 'Wizard of Oz' wickedly entertaining

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.

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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.

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