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Travel/Algoma, Wis.: No dull moments in this small town

By FRANK HOSEK

Algoma, Wis., might best be described as a one-stoplight town, except it doesn't have even a single traffic light. And the folks there are very proud of it.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2018

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This weekend

LIONS IN WINTER LITERARY FESTIVAL 2018

What: An annual literary festival, featuring readings by three visiting authors, CM Burroughs, Rachael Hanel and Vu Tran, who will also lead craft talks on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; an editors' panel; a book fair and more.

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 27.

Travel/Croatia: Splendid Split

By VIVIENNE MACKIE

The palace city of Split in Croatia has a split personality — but in the best possible way.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 18-25, 2018

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This weekend

COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS BENEFIT

Jim Dey: Suburban Express owner goes to China

Fresh from a controversy in which critics alleged that he was prejudiced against Chinese students who attend the University of Illinois, local businessman Dennis Toeppen decided to calm his nerves with an unorthodox choice of vacation locales.

He decided to visit China, spending six days there in late December and early January.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 11-18, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

PAULA POUNDSTONE

What: Heralded as one of our country's foremost comics. Presented by Exceptional Artists in partnership with Champaign Park District.

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

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

Cost: Tickets $49.50-$58.50. Additional $5 per-ticket service charges apply (online only).

Entertainment listings, Jan. 4-11, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

After Minnesota game, Illini staying up north to avoid back and forth

MINNEAPOLIS — After Illinois played Minnesota on Wednesday night, Brad Underwood's team stayed put.

With an 11 a.m. game Saturday at Michigan, the Illini opted to remain in Minneapolis and won't depart for Ann Arbor, Mich., until Friday.

Travels have changed Mahomet-Seymour High grad's worldview

CHAMPAIGN — All told, Natalie Bidner spent about seven months traveling abroad last year.

In that time, the Champaign resident touched down in Croatia, Costa Rica, Austria, India, Belgium, Germany and France. And she's not done — her January includes a trip to Guatemala.

Travel/Lower Mississippi River: A paradise for fans of the outdoors

By KENNETH R. OLSON and LOIS WRIGHT MORTON