Frank's Weekend Faves, March 17, 2019

If you like your rock Southern-fried with a side order of chainsaw, you don't have to look far this week. Jackyl, the band that has made lumberjacking rock for the past quarter-century, is coming to The City Center in Champaign on Friday night.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Jackyl hits the stage at 505 S. Chestnut St., C, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30.

Religion calendar, March 15-22, 2019

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'Everyone can take something positive from' CUTC's production of 'Our Town'

CHAMPAIGN — It's a play that's familiar to many, with a familiar sort of people, and an ending we must all face.

But the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company production has its own touches in a play about savoring every moment of life.

Is God on the stage? How much are we stage-managed?

'Come Home to Krannert Center' anniversary event set for April 12-14

URBANA — "Come Home to Krannert Center," an event-packed weekend commemorating the opening of the University of Illinois' performing-arts center, will be held April 12-14.

Krannert opened in April 1969, and the weekend is planned to be a centerpiece of the center's two-season 50th anniversary festivities.

John Frayne | Solid reviews for 'Rape of Lucretia,' Kronos Quartet

On Feb. 24, I attended the final performance of the recent run of Benjamin Britten's chamber opera "The Rape of Lucretia" in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

This work dates from 1946 and followed the grand opera "Peter Grimes," a work that made Britten world famous.

Frank's Weekend Faves, March 10, 2019

If you're of a mind to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a bit early — in a way that doesn't involve green beer or boiled cabbage — just kick up your heels and high-step over to the Virginia Theatre this evening for 90 minutes of Irish song, dance and storytelling, pub-style, also known as "The Choir of Man."

Tricia Stiller/review | Illinois Theatre's 'Night-Time' is a play within a play

In "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," 15-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone is on a mission. Following the murder of his neighbor's dog, Wellington, the brilliant but unique boy with a fondness for Sherlock Holmes, is determined to investigate and solve the crime.

Faith United Methodist Church hosting acting competition March 9

CHAMPAIGN — A drama competition for actors ages 18 to 28 starts at 1 p.m. March 9 at the Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 Prospect Ave, C.

The public is invited to the event, sponsored by the Central Illinois Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters.

Cash prizes totaling $2,200 will be awarded.

Illinois Theatre's new play focuses on teen who 'sees the world in an astounding way'

URBANA — An award-winning, unique novel comes in play form to Illinois Theatre tonight.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Simon Stephens, is adapted from Mark Haddon's award-winning novel of the same name.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 28-March 7, 2019


This weekend


What: The multitalented comedian, actor and writer will perform live in concert.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28.

Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Cost:Reserved seating tickets, $44.75; special VIP packages, $179.75. Additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).