FRIDAY, June 23rd
Friday Night Live, Downtown Champaign, 6 p.m., free
Another promsing Friday Night Live in downtown Champaign. This Friday take in sounds ranging from the Big Bluestem String Band to Sixth Street Brass. a Guaranteed good time for the entire family, just make sure to stop by each corn (Walnut & Chester, Neil & Park, and Neil & Church). (RG)
CUTC's Hairspray, Parkland College's Miner Theatre, 7 p.m., $15 or less
CUTC is bringing John Waters' runaway hit to Champaign, and by all accounts, it's delightful. The annual youth production always includes a message of inclusion, and Hairspray takes on one of the most important issues of all: being from Baltimore. Oh no, it's just racial integration, self-love, and confidence above all else. People are people, people -- go hear some kids sing about it. (RK)
Logan Noir, The Art Theater, 10 pm, $5
If you missed Logan when it hit theaters, or if you want to see a new take on the Wolverine-based film, check out The Art Theater this Friday (and Saturday) as they show a special, black-and-white version of Logan, aptly titled Logan Noir. (BH)
We're in the thick of June, and how are you spending it? Well, here are some tips, as always, from our Editors.