Smile Politely

Weekender: December 16–18


My Antonia at the Station Theatre, Fri/Sat/Sun 8 p.m.

$15 Fri/Sat; $10 Sun

Meghan Whelan’s very positive review of this play can be found here. (TN)

Michael “Piper” Cooney and Pat Egan in Concert at the UC-IMC, 8 p.m., $20 ($10 for seniors & students)

The Descendants at the Art Theater, Fri 5:15 and 7:30 p.m., additional 3 p.m. show on Sat/Sun, $6.50 before 6 p.m., $9 afterward.

O Brother Where Art Thou at the Art Theater, Fri/Sat 10 p.m., $3

Everything about this film is wonderful, but the soundtrack alone is worth the price of admission. (TN)



Pokemon City Championships at Urbana Free Library, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Free Admission

Whimper vs. Bang Party @ Parasol, 12:00–3:00 p.m. You can listen to and read about the changes happening at Parasol, and then you can come celebrate these changes with them on Saturday.This event is a free, all-ages, all-afternoon rock show featuring some of the C-U Collective’s finest:

  • Evil Tents
  • Anna Karenina/Anna Karina
  • Deathtram
  • Easter
  • Shadows On A River

And it’s BYOB, which pretty much guarantees that I’ll be there. (TN)

Orson Welles Radio Adaptation of A Christmas Carol, 7:30–8:30 p.m.

SoDo Theatre
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

The Psychic Joker’s Time Traveling Radio Theatre Troupe will present a live staged radio retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as adapted for radio by the legendary Orson Welles. (TN)

Emerald City’s First Lesbian Attack with Amy Myers, 10:30p.m.–1:30 a.m.

Cover: $2 (beg., 10:00 p.m.)

Join us at Emerald City Lounge for our first Lesbian Attack event. Drink specials, 80s music videos, games with prizes, and a special number or two performed by our very own Leiloni Stars. (TN)

Open Auditions for Pinkalicious: The Musical at Parkland Theatre, 1 to 5 p.m.


U of I Wrestling vs. Chattanooga at Huff Hall, 1 p.m.,

New Orleans Jazz Machine at Urbana Free Library, 2 p.m., Free

A German Baroque Christmas at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 7:30 p.m., $20

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