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Top 20 Restaurant of the Week: Whaler’s Catch BY DAVID ZOELLER SPECIAL ADVERTISING COPY

PADUCAH — Southern Illinoisans hungry for some New Orleans-style food don’t have to travel all the way to Louisiana to satisfy their Cajun cravings. A short trip across the bridge into neighboring Kentucky can fill the bill with a stop at Whaler’s Catch Restaurant, Oyster Bar and Market. Nestled within the revitalized downtown area of this nearby river town, Whaler’s Catch combines casual New Orleans ambiance with a unique dining experience that promises something for every taste. The fresh seafood restaurant was started by Roberta Morse in 1977. Owner John Harris purchased it in 1991. After a fire caused major damage to the restaurant’s first location, Harris moved the restaurant to 23 N. Second St. in a building that dates back to the late 1800s. Nearly 30 appetizers, from Cajun corn to calamari, help get your meal under way. For dinner, you may want to try shrimp gumbo or some Maryland Style Blue Crab Cakes from the seafood selections. A spicy dish, Mamou Cajun Shrimp, is also popular, Harris said. “While the taste of New Orleans has always been our specialty … we’re more than just seafood,” he said. “We also serve all quality cuts of meats. Our filet mignon is second to none.” A variety of fish, chicken and pasta entrees are available, as well as several house specialties like the Boiling Bag, a mixed bag of shrimp, crawfish, snowcrab, oysters, new


Sitting high in the ‘Crow’s Nest,’ diners enjoy their food in the outdoor eating space at Whaler’s Catch in Paducah.

potatoes, corn and onions with a garden salad. According to Harris, the restaurant takes great pride in the preparation of all its dishes and makes an effort to keep its menu offerings fresh. “We tweak it all the time,” he said. “It’s not something that stays stagnant.” Harris credits strong word of mouth, and the fact that most of the staff from the chef on down have been with the restaurant for many years, as the reason customers come from Southern Illinois, St. Louis, Nashville “and everywhere in between.” Whaler’s Catch has plenty of indoor seating, as well as an outdoor option known as the “Crow’s Nest,” an outdoor, twin-deck section that offers a view of the Ohio riverfront. “It’s a beautiful view up there,” Harris said. “On

Buy one entrée and get one free at this restaurant and other featured restaurants across Southern Illinois with the 2010 Top 20 Dining Card. Top 20 Cards are available for purchase at The Southern offices in Carbondale and Marion by calling 618-529-5454 or online at Cards are $20 each plus $1 per order for cards to be mailed. Some exclusions may apply. See card for details.

DETAILS Who: Whaler’s Catch Restaurant, Oyster Bar and Market What: Oyster bar, seafood, sandwiches, salads, pasta and entrees Where: 123 N. 2nd St., Paducah Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday Phone: 270-444-7701 Thursdays, we have groups like the Cruisers and 61 South and people just load up the Crow’s Nest to enjoy dinner, watch the river, and listen to some jazz music.” Harris also recognizes the renovated downtown area is a draw in and of itself, with art galleries,

shops, restaurants and other entertainment. “Downtown Paducah is really a fun place,” Harris said. “It’s a place where, when you have visitors come to town, you take them downtown because it’s just different. Downtown has made a remarkable comeback.”

It doesn’t require that much effort unveiled their state-ofthe-art water fountain for the disabled in the county courthouse, a fixture whose installation was Chuck Shepherd agreed to in a 2003 settlement with federal officials enforcing the he local government Americans with of Bolton, England, Disabilities Act. However, responding in March the fountain was installed to a citizen’s report of a on the courthouse’s discarded mattress on the second floor, which is side of a road, sent an accessible only by official to assess the scene. stairway. In defense, He wrote a work order for county officials said the four men (a driver, an fountain had several assistant and two features for handicapped supervisors) and a 1.7-ton people other than those in construction vehicle, and wheelchairs. the pickup was scheduled z Apparently, the death for the following week, penalty is so important to according to a report in Californians that they the Daily Telegraph. spend $125 million a year (When a Bolton administering it, plus $400 councilman saw the million recently for a new schedule, he, with the help death row and execution of a friend, drove a council chamber even though the van to the scene and state is notoriously nearly hauled the mattress to a bankrupt and even though, dump site.) in a death-row population of more than 700, only 13 Government in action have been executed in the past 30 years. (As News of z A Hollywood, Fla., the Weird mentioned last leukemia patient on Medicaid had endured six year, one killer demanded the death penalty instead months of grueling of life in prison because chemotherapy in order to death row has better be healthy enough for a facilities and because, like long-awaited bone marrow transplant when, nearly everyone on death in March, a Social Security row, he expects to die of disease or natural causes Administration before the state can execute caseworker called her up him.) Said the outraged out of the blue to inform mother of a raped-andher that her son was murdered teenage boy, of eligible for disability her son’s killer, “(Scott payments, which the Erskine) is (in) there woman immediately watching television signed up for. However, knowing I am going to die almost as immediately, before he does.” Medicaid removed her from its rolls because the disability check raised her Great art income beyond the Just finishing up in May qualifying maximum, and at New York City’s her transplant was, lifeMuseum of Modern Art is threateningly, canceled. a tribute to performance (In April, the hospital artist Marina Abramovic persuaded Medicaid to for her lifetime cover the transplant.) achievements in making z In April, officials in patrons uneasy. Videos Hudson, N.Y., proudly



played, including one in which the artist screams at the top of her lungs until such time as she loses her voice, and visitors faced unsettling live demonstrations, including being asked to enter a room by squeezing between a naked man and woman facing each other in the doorway. The artist herself planned to attend the entire run sitting at a table in the museum’s atrium, silent and motionless, all day long, during which time patrons could stare back at her.

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A News of the Weird classic In December 1994, the Air Force Times reported that Army soldier Joseph Cannon had recently ended his six-year career having not received a single military paycheck after boot camp. Officials said Cannon’s records were lost at his first duty station, but that he had never complained, though he missed 144 paychecks totaling, in 1994 dollars, about $103,000. Apparently, Cannon lived only in the barracks, ate only in the mess halls and borrowed money from relatives whenever he had special needs. SEND ITEMS to weirdnews@

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Midwest Cat Show brings felines to Williamson County Pavilion MARION — The Cat Fanciers’ Association will host its Midwest Cat Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the

Williamson County Pavilion on Sioux Drive in Marion. More than 200 cats will be up for judging. Local organizers said

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GLENDALE — Hogg Hollow Winery, located near Glendale off Illinois 145, will host its fifth annual Spring Thing beginning noon Saturday. Admission is $5 and includes live music, a wine glass and a wine tasting. Blue Afternoon will play from noon to 4 p.m. Classic rockers Sauce Bone will play from 4 to 8 p.m. Hogg Hollow offers 11 wines made of grapes purchased from Southern Illinois growers. There will be food for sale, which includes locally produced prawns and Louisiana-style chicken-and-shrimp gumbo. Spring Thing will also feature art such as paintings and woodworking from local artists, and Vienna’s ReNew Therapeutic will have two message therapists at the event. For more informationabout the event, call 618-695-9463. — The Southern


Jane Butcher of Murphysboro not only enjoys the wines but also many of the local artists while attending the Shawnee Hills Trail Wine Art Festival.

Wine and art brighten Murphysboro Shawnee Hills Wine and Arts Festival

percent off and can be purchased at any local Old National Bank. Proceeds will Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Riverside Park in Murphysboro; $15 with benefit Riverside Park. Admission without the wine tasting is $3. Children wine tasting, $3 without, children 12 and 12 or younger are free. younger free; live music both days; art All 12 Shawnee Hills Wine Trail displays and demonstrations; food by wineries will have booths at the festival, 17th Street Bar & Grill and Mase’s Place; and Blue Sky Vineyards has released a special wine for the festival called vintage baseball games both days. Riverside Rosé. “We like to highlight that and make BY D.W. NORRIS our festival wine kind of a preview of THE SOUTHERN things that Southern Illinois should be known for,” said Jason Pinkston, a coMURPHYSBORO — The Shawnee Hills Wine and Arts Festival at Riverside founder of the event and chairman of Park in Murphysboro runs from noon to Friends of Murphysboro. There will be food for sale by 17th 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Street Bar & Grill and Mase’s Place at Riverside Park in Murphysboro, and organizers say this year’s edition will be the picnic-style event, and there will also be a local chocolate vendor. the event’s best yet. Twenty local artists ranging from There will be more food, more art and blacksmiths and jewelry makers to more amenities to make attending the painters and photographers are two-day festival an experience the scheduled to appear, and some will offer whole family can enjoy. free demonstrations. “That’s what we were hoping to do, There will be live music from noon to and trying to make it as comfortable as 5:30 p.m. both days. Homegrown possible to get people to stay there and Harmony and James Barnes are have fun,” said Brad Fager, president of Friends of Murphysboro and one of the scheduled to appear Saturday. Michael Jacobs and the Kevin Lucas Orchestra event’s co-founders. Adult admission to the fest is $15 and are slated for Sunday. includes a wine tasting and a $5 wine SEE FESTIVAL / PAGE 10 vendor coupon. Advance tickets are 20

z MOVIES z ART z MUSIC z THEATER z THINGS TO DO z pantries; 618-694-4751. Barbecue contest: Entries Logan classes: Fiddling, are being sought for the guitar playing, ballroom Backyard Barbecue Contest, dancing, drawing and Saturday, June 5. Cobden; painting, golf, private categories, chicken, pork investigations and Tae Kwan chops and pork steak; also, Do are among the classes flea market, entertainment offered this summer by John and activities for children; A. Logan College Continuing 618-893-2425 or Education; deadline for early registration, June 8; classes 40th annual Rendezvous start June 14; at Fort de Chartres: 10 a.m. cont_ed/classes.php. Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6, Student Center Craft Fort de Chartres State Shop: Variety of crafts and Historic Site near Prairie du classes offered, SIUC; Rocher; gathering of soldiers, 618-453-3636, www.siuc settlers, traders and campers from the 1700s; period shooting and military competitions; blacksmithing, Events pewter casting, weaving, Spring Thing: Saturday, woodworking, basketry and Hogg Hollow Winery, East silhouette cutting; 618-284Glendale Road, Golconda; 7230 or www.ftdechartres. music by Blue Afternoon, com. noon-4 p.m. and Sauce Bone, Superman Celebration: 4-8 p.m.; crafts, paintings, Thursday-Sunday, June 10-13. jewelry, massage; local-grown Metropolis; features one of prawn and chicken and the original Lois Lanes, Noel shrimp gumbo; $5 fee pays Neil and Smallville actors for music, tasting and wine Laura Vandervoort and Sam glass; 618-695-9463. Witwer; a statue will also be Antique Open House Week unveiled of Neill who is best Kickoff: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. known for playing Lois lane on Saturday and Sunday, Marion the television show, The Antique Mall, 501 N. Madison Adventures of Superman with St., Marion; door prizes; actor George Reeves from refreshments; 618-993-0020. 1953 to 1957; www.superman Midwest Cat Show: or 800-94910 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 5740. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Williamson County Pavilion, Festivals 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion; $4/$10; 618-625-6136 or HerrinFesta Italiana: Today through Monday, downtown Magnolia Manor luncheon: Herrin; features bocce Tuesday, Magnolia Manor, tournament, talent show, art 2700 Washington Ave., Cairo; show, carnival, contests; luncheon and house tour; parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; $15; reservations, 618-734music by Wild Horses, LoCash 0201. Cowboys, Luke Bryan; Rock Feast II: Artists Against Hunger, 8 p.m. Antiques festival: Back in Saturday, June 5, Johnston Time Antique Street Festival, City High School; bands 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June include Freedom Band, 5, Benton Public Square; Legends Never Die and antiques and collectibles, Solovus;$5 or five food items; entertainment, children’s parking, $1; flea market, silent activities, food; auction, children’s activities; food available for purchase; Senior Fun Fest: 9 a.m.Southern Illinois Roller Girls 2 p.m. Friday, June 11, John A. will give demonstration; food Logan College, Carterville; items go to local food lunch, various booths, oldies


music, dance contest; door prizes; $3; advance tickets required; 877-480-4040. Heritage Days Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. SaturdaySunday, June 12-13, Schlosser Museum, 114 W. Walnut St., Okawville; old-time activities; churn butter, knead bread, make hand-cranked ice cream; surrey rides; food; music by Thursday Night Thunder, 11:30 a.m., The Pickin’ Chicks, 12:30 p.m., The Gospel Messengers, 1:30 p.m. and the Venedy Brass Band, 2:30 p.m., all on Saturday, June 12 and the Chris Talley Trio, 11:30-2 p.m. Sunday; 618-243-5694 or De Soto Daze Car Show: Contestants sought for car show, Saturday, June 26, De Soto Community Park, West Main Street; part of De Soto Daze community festival, June 24-27; 618-8672285 or

Film The Twilight Saga, New Moon: On outdoor screen, 8 p.m. Friday, Walker’s Bluff, north on Reed Station Road, Carterville; 618-985-8463 or

Theater/Presentations The Mikado or the Town of Titipu: Today-Sunday, Sesser Opera House, 106 W. Franklin St., Sesser; comic opera based in ancient Japan; directed by Aisha Mitchell, vocal direction by Sara Alstat and opera conducted by Bill King; tickets, 618-625-5322; call 618-625-6300 for dinner reservations before the show; Mary Todd Lincoln’s Sister: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, Marion Carnegie Library, 206 S. Market St.; Betty Kay will talk about Mrs. Elizabeth Todd Edwards, older sister of Mary Todd Lincoln; Kay will dress the part as she portrays the sister-in-law of Abraham Lincoln; covers good and bad of Mary Todd Lincoln; 618-993-5935.

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Coffeehouses, Cafés and Eateries Movin’ Mary: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Palace Pizzeria, 215 Appleknocker Drive, Cobden; 618-893-4415 Breeden, Maze & Bradley: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Palace

Pizzeria, Cobden. Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin: 8 p.m. Friday, Yellow Moon Café, 110 N. Front St., Cobden; $7; www.yellowmoon; 618-893-2233.

Wineries Renegade: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Rustle Hill Winery Blue Afternoon: noon4 p.m. Saturday, Hogg Hollow Winery Carlos Alberto: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Blue Sky Vineyard Acoustic Twist: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, The Bluffs Vineyard and Winery Black Diamond Highway: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Owl Creek Barefoot Trolley: 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Von Jakob Orchard Noah Earle: 3-7 p.m. Saturday, StarView Vineyards Dave Simmons/Shawn Harmon and The Electric Tribe: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Shawnee Winery Sauce Bone: 4-8 p.m. Blue Sky Vineyard: 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road, Makanda; 618-995-9463, The Bluffs Vineyard and Winery: 140 Buttermilk Hill Road, Ava; 618-763-4447 or www.thebluffswinery. com. Hogg Hollow Winery: East Glendale Road, Golconda; 618-695-9463

Owl Creek Vineyard: 2655 Water Valley Road, Cobden; 618-893-2557, Rustle Hill Winery: U.S. 51,

Saturday, Hogg Hollow The Natives: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Rustle Hill Winery Darling Parade: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Walker’s Bluff Crash Magnet: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Blue Sky Vineyard Skip Kurtz: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Rustle Hill Winery Steve Kim: 2-6 p.m., Sunday, The Bluffs Vineyard Charlie Norman: 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Von Jakob Orchard R. Scott Bryan: 3-6 Sunday, Walker’s Bluff. Stace England: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, StarView Vineyards Rich Fabec Band: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Rustle Hill Winery Larry Dillard: 2-6 p.m. Monday, StarView Vineyards Cobden; 618-893-2700, Shawnee Winery: 200 Commercial St., Vienna; 618-658-8400 StarView Vineyards: 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden; 618-893-9463, www.starview Von Jakob Orchard: 230 Illinois 127, Alto Pass; 618-893-4600, www.von Walker’s Bluff: North on Reed Station Road, Carterville; 618-985-8463,

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z FRIDAY z TONIGHT BENTON Duncan Dance Barn:: Spring Pond Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. CARBONDALE PK’s: The Blarney Stormers COBDEN Trails End Lodge: Whistle Pigs, 8 p.m. SPILLERTOWN Track Side Dance Barn: Jam, 7-10 p.m. WEST FRANKFORT WB Ranch Barn: Little Egypt Country Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

z MONDAY MARION Marion Youth Center: Ragtag Band, 7-10 p.m.

CARBONDALE PK’s: Tawl Paul HERRIN Park Plaza Pub: Dave Clark and Deanna Freeman, 9 p.m. INA Ina Community Building: Friday Night Jam Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. MARION John Brown’s on the Square : The Swamp Tigers, 8:3011:30 p.m. MOUNT VERNON The Tavern on 10th: Growing Oldish SPILLERTOWN Track Side Dance

Barn: Mike’s Band, 7-10 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Rebel Country Band, 7-10 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Country Sidekicks, 7-10 p.m. WEST FRANKFORT Moose Lodge: The Brat Pack, 8 p.m.midnight WHITE ASH The White Ash Barn: The Vintage Country Band, 7-10 p.m. WHITTINGTON Corner Dance Hall: Nice & Easy Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

z SATURDAY z TUESDAY CARBONDALE PK’s: Whistle Pigs WEST FRANKFORT WB Ranch Barn: WB Ranch Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. WHITE ASH The White Ash Barn: The Heartland Country Band, 7-10 p.m. MOUNT VERNON Double K’s Kickin Country: JacksR-Better, 7-10 p.m.

z WEDNESDAY CARBONDALE Tres Hombres: Giant City Slickers, 8:30 p.m. DU QUOIN Ten Pin Alley: Piano Bob, 6-9 p.m.

DU QUOIN Timeout Sports Bar: Oblivious HERRIN Park Plaza Pub: Timberline, 3-6 p.m.; Adam Williams, 8 p.m.-midnight MARION Marion Eagles: Misty Mountain, 8 p.m.midnight SPILLERTOWN Track Side Dance

Barn: Mike’s Band, 7-10 p.m. THOMPSONVILLE Lion’s Cave: Weekenders, 7-10 p.m. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Lil’ Boot & Classic Country, 7-10 p.m. WHITTINGTON The Zone Lounge: Nightshift, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

z SUNDAY CARBONDALE Key West: Ivas John Blues Band MARION Marion Eagles: Misty Mountain, 6-10 p.m.

DIRECTIONS & DIGITS Corner Dance Hall: 200 Franklin St., Whittington 618-303-5266 Double K’s Kickin Country: Illinois 37, Mount Vernon 618-359-0455 Duncan Dance Barn: 13545 Spring Pond Road, Benton 618-435-6161 The Get-Away: 804 N. Douglas St., West Frankfort 618-937-3545 Ina Community Building: 504 Elm St., Ina/618-315-2373 John Brown’s on the Square: 1000 Tower Square, Marion 618-997-2909 Key West: 1108 W. Main, Carbondale 618-351-5998 Linemen’s Lounge: 100 E. Broadway, Johnston City Lion’s Cave: South Street, Thompsonville/618-218-4888 Marion American Legion: Longstreet Road, Marion 618-997-6168 Marion Eagles: Rural Route 3, Marion/618-993-6300 Marion Youth Center: 211 E. Boulevard St., Marion 618-922-7853 Mollie’s: 107 E. Union St., Marion 618-997-3424 Murphysboro Elks Lodge: 1809 Shomaker Drive Murphysboro 618-684-4541. Old Country Store Dance Barn: Main Street, Thompsonville, 618-927-2770. Orient American Legion: 404 Jackson St., Orient 618-932-2060 Perfect Shot: 3029 S. Park Ave., Herrin/618-942-4655 Pinch Penny Pub/Copper Dragon: 700 E. Grand, Carbondale/618-549-3348 PK’s: 308 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale/618-529-1124 Ramesse: 1754 Illinois 37, Lake of Eygpt/618-995-9104 Steelhorse Saloon: 202 Dewmain Lane, Carterville 618-985-3549 Tavern on 10th: 224 S. 10th St., Mount Vernon/618-244-7821 Tomigirl’s Rollin-in: 14960 Illinois 37, Johnston City 618-983-7655 Trackside Dance Barn: 104 Rock St., Spillertown 618-993-3035 Tres Hombres: 119 N. Washington St., Carbondale 618-457-3308 WB Ranch Barn: 1586 Pershing Road, West Frankfort 618-937-3718 Whisker Willy’s Bar & Grill 13510 N. Illinois 37, Marion 618-983-5300 White Ash Barn: 207 Potter St., White Ash / 618-997-4979 Xrossroads: 101 Rushing Drive, Herrin / 618-993-8393 The Zone Lounge: 14711 Illinois 37, Whittington/618-6292039


Noah Earle to perform at StarView the recently issued and self-produced roots recording “This is the Jubilee.” Earle plays a mix of indie, folk and rock ‘n’ roll. On “Jubilee,” Earle explores such themes as love and loss, religious intolerance and the end of the world. The 31-year-old Earle began playing guitar at age 6, and he learned piano and fiddle while honing his voice. He lives in the Columbia, Mo., area. For more information PROVIDED about the show, call StarView Vineyards at Noah Earle performs from 3 to 7 p.m. at StarView 618-893-9463. COBDEN — Singer/ songwriter Noah Earle will perform from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at StarView Vineyards on Winghill Road near Cobden. Earle has released three albums, which includes

Vineyards in Cobden.

Concerts Southern Illinois Lynyrd Skynyrd: 8 p.m. Saturday, Riverfront Outdoor Concert Venue, Harrah’s Metropolis Casino; 21 and older; tickets start at $20; metropolis.frontgatetickets. com, 888-512-7469. The Natives: noon, Wednesday, Town Square Pavilion, Carbondale; part of Brown Bag Concert Series hosted by Carbondale Main Street; bring lawn chairs; free; www.carbondalemain or 618-529-8040. Dustin Winn: Benefit for the Red Cross, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Pizza Hut, Anna; donations go to flood victims in Nashville, Tenn.; 618-7710913. Nashville Community High School bands: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 3, courthouse square, Nashville; free popcorn, tea; bring chairs. Rock Feast II: Artists Against Hunger, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, Johnston City High School; bands featured include the Freedom Band, Legends Never Die and Solovus;$5 or five food items; parking, $1; flea market, silent auction, children’s activities; food available for purchase; Southern Illinois

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Roller Girls will give demonstration; food goes to food pantries; 618-694-4751. The International Rolling Stones Show: Tribute band, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, outdoor concert, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Mount Vernon; $15; bring lawn chairs; free popcorn; drink concessions; www.rolling; 618-2421236 or Gary Allan: Tickets now on sale for 8 p.m. July 3 performance, Riverfront Outdoor Concert Venue, Harrah’s Metropolis Casino; 21 and older; tickets start at $20; metropolis.frontgate or 888-512-7469.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’ comes to the Opera House SESSER — The classic Gilbert and Sullivan opera “The Mikado,” or “The Town of Titipu,” will play today through Sunday at Sesser Opera House on West Franklin Street. Directed by Aisha Mitchell, this comic opera set in ancient Japan will feature vocal direction from Sara Alstat and music from conductor Bill King. Thursday through Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. Sunday’s show starts at 2:30 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are $10; tickets for seniors 55 and older are $8; admission for students younger than 21 is $5. Call 618-625-6300 for dinner reservations before the show. For ticket information, call 618-625-5322. — The Southern

George Ions: Varsity Center for the Arts, Carbondale; Children in My Family: Shawnee Hills Wine Trail landscape oil paintings, Framed paintings and Arts Festival: Saturday and including a number of local drawings featured in front Sunday, Riverside Park, subjects; through Monday. Murphysboro; wine, art, food, lobby of CASA, Benton A Collection of music; vintage baseball; wine Square through July; Collections: Cobden’s anthill 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondayby local wineries; info@ gallery, 102 N. Front St.; array or Friday, except holidays; of vintage art, games, toys, 618-927-2804, cymarw6@ www.friendsofmurphysboro. housewares, aprons; com. 6 p.m. through Monday. Sacred, Philosophical, Adult Anime Night: 6 p.m., Paintings by Jan York: Wednesday, Marion Carnegie Mythological: Leslie Dean Yellow Moon Café, 110 N. Price, The Gallery Space at Front St., Cobden; through Library, 206 S. Market St.; Monday; www.yellowmoon adults 18 and older; 618-993- the Law Office of Joni Beth Bailey, 1008 Walnut St.,; 618-893-2233. 5935. Murphysboro; includes Traveling display: Art Around the Square: drawings, paintings and Highlights of SIUC 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 26, poetry from World War II photojournalism project, Town Square, Carbondale; Daum Administration Building artists, hors d’oeuvres, music; experience; through Friday; and city hall, Murphysboro; concert; 618-924-0797, www. 618-684-8668. collected during a workshop The Spring Fling exhibit: documenting a weekend in Spring-themed works of art, Murphysboro; through May; Little Egypt Arts Centre, Call for Art www.southof downtown square, Marion; Historic Structures & artist Kelli Henderson will also Andrea LeBeau: Machinery V: Open to any showcase her portrait Carbondale Civic Center artist from Interstate 64 paintings on the north wall through Monday; Spring Fling Corridor Gallery downtown; south to Cairo and through May. Metropolis; deadline to enter exhibit through June 15. Creatures Great & Small: George Ions: Orlandini June 4; presented June 15Group exhibition, Yeiser Art Vineyard, 410 Thorn Lane, July 31, Little Egypt Arts Makanda; Italian landscapes; Center, 200 Broadway St., Centre, downtown square, Paducah; through June 12; through Monday; 618-995Marion; 618 998-8530, 2307; www.orlandinivineyard., com; SEE DISPLAYS / PAGE 8

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Indiana Doug Gabriel 7 p.m. Saturday, Boot City Opry, 11800 S. Highway 41, Terre Haute; family show of music and comedy; $15; www.boot or 812-2998379.

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z MOVIES z POP CULTURE z ART z MUSIC z WINERIES z THEATER z THINGS TO DO z BOOKS z Cedarhurst Clay Club and Fibers et Al groups, Shrode Beauty in the Midst of Art Center, Cedarhurst Center Struggle: Gretchen M. Smith, for the Arts, Mount Vernon; The Tribeca Restaurant & other groups will be showcased in Permanent Collection,” which MOUNT VERNON — The through July 25; Gallery, 127 S. Second St., “Slip and Stitch,” an exhibit in the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts on features two- and Paducah; through July 7; dimensional works from local and Regenhardt Gallery at Shrode Art Richview Road in Mount Vernon Totally Tubular: Featuring encaustic works; Center. The exhibit features a national artists, is in the Beal has several ongoing displays by after school artists, 270-210-1753. Corridor Gallery. The exhibit runs variety of ceramic and fiber art. local and international artists. Cedarhurst Center for the Structure and Harmony: The exhibit runs through July 25. through July 25. The Beck Family “Voices: Contemporary Art Arts, Mount Vernon; through Abstract Works from the Admission is free. Cedarhurst Center Gallery is hosting “Totally from Sweden” will be in the July 25; Permanent Collection, Beal hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tubular,” which features the Mitchell Museum Main Gallery Voices: Contemporary Grand Corridor Gallery, works of Shrode Art Center after- Tuesday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. and showcases the work of 10 of Ceramic Art from Sweden: Cedarhurst Center for the Sunday. For more information, Sweden’s leading ceramic artists. school students in kindergarten Main Gallery, Cedarhurst Arts, 2600 E. Richmond Road, Center for the Arts, Mount through eighth grades. The exhibit call 618-242-1236 or go to The exhibit runs through Aug. 1. Mount Vernon; includes works Vernon; contemporary runs through July 25. “Structure and Harmony: by Mary Sprague, Paul — The Southern Cedarhurst’s Clay Club and Abstract Works from the ceramic art in Sweden; Krainak, Cheonae Kim, through Aug. 1. Herbert Fink, Alfio Bonanno; From Humble Beginnings, through July 25; 618-242Plochmann display: Work through June; 618-457-5100, Lincoln’s Illinois 1830-1861: the exhibition presents a Receptions 1236 or Southern Illinois Art and and life of Carbondale artist, perspective of the Illinois Taiwan Sublime: Slip and Stitch: Features Karen Lynn W. Hale: Artisans Center, Whittington; Abraham Lincoln found when Morris Library, SIUC; outside he entered the state in 1830; Hall of Presidents on the first Photographic celebration of Central Showcase at Realty Taiwan, the Republic of China, Central, 1825 W. Main St., floor, Special Collections through Sept. 26; 618-629opens Wednesday, 2220 or Research Center reading Murdale Shopping Center, Carbondale Civic Center room and other locations; Carbondale; reception, Corridor Gallery; reception Abstract and nonobjective 618-453-2516. 4-6 p.m. Friday, June 4; and ribbon-cutting ceremony, gallery hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ongoing art exhibit: paintings and sculptures: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; From members of Little Egypt Featuring photographs of Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.delegation from the Taipei Juhree Veach, mosaics from Arts Association, Shawnee noon Saturday; through June Economic and Cultural Center 26; 618-457-4663. Janet Altoff and sculpture Community College, 8364 in Chicago, will introduce the Shawnee College Road, Ullin; from Tom Horn, StarView Kris Killman: Watercolors, exhibit; exhibit is in support of Harrisburg District Library; main H hallway; through Aug. Vineyards, 5100 Wing Hill Road, Cobden; 618-893-9463 Carbondale’s Sister City 20; 800-481-2242. closing reception, 2-4 p.m. relationship with Tainan City; Sunday, June 6. Carolyn Gassan

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‘Prince of Persia’ provides recess for the serious Jake Gyllenhaal BY STEVEN REA

thespian doing in sixthcentury armor, leaping walled citadels in a $150 million Walt Disney Up to this point in his career, Jake Gyllenhaal can sword-and-sandals saga be found, most notably, in adapted from a video game? a unique and surreal cult “It’s definitely a film (“Donnie Darko”), in different type of movie sharply observed than I’ve made before,” American indies (“The says Gyllenhaal. “In the Good Girl,” “Lovely & past, I looked at acting and Amazing”), tense Middle making movies maybe a East conflict dramas (“Jarhead,” “Rendition”), a bit too seriously, and took myself a little bit too David Fincher-directed seriously. And I thought it serial-killer thriller was time to make a movie (“Zodiac”), an Englishthat was like the ones I language remake of a loved when I was a kid.” Danish dogma piece Those would be the (“Brothers”), and an “Indiana Jones” titles, he Oscar-winning love story says, “The Goonies” and between two men “E.T.” (“Brokeback Mountain,” “When I think about opposite Heath Ledger, of being a kid, I think about course). So, what’s this dedicated the wonder of these


movies. And I wanted to make a movie like that. And with ‘Prince of Persia,’ I thought this is a little bit of all those things mixed into one.” “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” opens Friday. It was shot in Morocco and at Pinewood Studios in London. Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina costar, along with an army of extras, stunt doubles, horses, and CG beasts. For Gyllenhaal, 29, getting into shape for all the running and jumping, falling and fighting required of his ancienttimes action hero involved a rigorous training regimen. “It was really, really

hard,” he deadpans, on the phone from Burbank, Calif., earlier in the week. “It’s really hard being an actor. Getting paid to exercise. ... Gyllenhaal says that he played the original, sidescrolling version of “Prince of Persia” when it came out on the first Mac computer. “I played it when I was a kid, and then took like a 20-year-or-so hiatus from the game,” he says. “I didn’t play ‘Prince of Persia’ again until I started doing research for the movie, and then I played it every day, three times a day. “Like I said, it’s really hard being an actor. Getting paid to get in shape and play video games.”


Jake Gyllenhaal stars in ‘Prince of Persia.’ It opens Friday at ShowPlace 8 in Carbondale and Illinois Centre 8 in Marion. The movie, which was directed by Mike Newell, is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.

Second ‘Sex and the City’ installment full of fake beauty Sex and the City 2 ËË

Samantha and Charlotte descend on the Arab emirate of Abu Dhabi for an all-expenses-paid vacation. Oh, these Americans are beautiful — or at least as beautiful as a $10 million wardrobe budget can make them. But they’re ugly in that they bring their cosmopolitan values and in-your-face sexuality to a BY ROBERT W. BUTLER Middle Eastern culture MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS and, oblivious to local standards, feel it’s their The prototypical “Ugly right to flaunt it all before American” of the 1960s the poor repressed was a loud, obnoxious heathens. It’s not the Yankee tourist who sported a garish Hawaiian sexuality that’s offensive. print shirt (or maybe day- It’s the arrogance. We’re re-introduced to glo Capri pants) and in a the women and their men braying voice found and learn that all four are foreign cultures patently undergoing various crises. inferior to what they Carrie (Sarah Jessica enjoyed back home. Parker) fears her marriage There’s a bit of that to Big (Chris Noth) has going on in “Sex and the City 2,” in which New York lost its “sparkle.” Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) wants to gal pals Carrie, Miranda,

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quit her job because of her sexist boss. Charlotte (Kristin Davis) is dealing with two small children and a gorgeous Irish nanny who may be too sexy to hang on to (“Erin go braless,” observes the majorly menopausal Samantha, played by Kim Cattrall). But when the girls finally get around to flying to the Middle East, things

get dicey. The plot slows — not that there’s much of one to begin with — and the film threatens to become a thinly disguised travelogue. This “Sex and the City” does have some good things to say about female empowerment and friendship. But in the end it makes its heroines seem vain and shallow.

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Still Playing

Dear John A young couple’s relationship is tested when a college student’s solider boyfriend returns to duty. With Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried. PG-13 (some sensuality and violence) (CC) Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman Dustin Hoffman narrates this portrait of architectural photographer Julius Shulman. NR Owl and The Sparrow In Saigon, a quirky family is created by a 10-year-old runaway playing matchmaker. With Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham, Trong Hai. PG (thematic elements, smoking) All My Friends Are Funeral Singers A fortune teller is tormented by the spirits that she once resided with peacefully. With Angela Bettis, Emily Candini, Reid Coke. NR

The Backup Plan ** After deciding to have a baby on her own, a women meets a man and falls in love with him during the hormonally charged nine months of pregnancy. With Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen and Anthony Anderson. Directed by Alan Poul. PG-13 (sexual content, some crude material and language) Date Night *** A suburban couple whose lives have become routine reignite the marital spark by visiting a trendy Manhattan bistro, where a case of mistaken identity turns their evening into the ultimate date night gone awry. With Tina Fey and Steve Carell. PG-13 (sexual content, strong language, drug references, violence) Death at a Funeral *** A funeral ceremony turns into a

debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies. With Zoe Saldana, Luke Wilson, James Marsden and Columbus Short. R (language, drug content and some sexual humor) How to Train Your Dragon *** An animated comedy adventure of a misfit Viking teen who encounters a dragon that challenges his tribe’s tradition of heroic dragon slayers. With the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera and Craig Ferguson. Directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. PG (intense action, scary images, mild language) Iron Man 2 ** Lots of things get blown up and torn apart in “Iron Man 2,” as you would expect from any selfrespecting blockbuster kicking off the summer movie season. The magnitude of destruction far exceeds that of its predecessor and

includes repeated instances of characters walking away from a massive fireball without looking back. With Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johanssen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson. PG-13 (intense sci-fi action, violence, language) Just Wright ** A therapist falls for her NBA client, who is attracted to her best friend. With Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier and James Pickens Jr. Directed by Sanaa Hamri. PG (suggestive material and brief language) Letters to Juliet ** A young American joins a group of volunteers in Verona who respond to letters written to Shakespeare’s Juliet seeking advice on love. With Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Gary Winick. PG (language and smoking)

MacGruber *½ A mulletwearing soldier and special operative is called up to find a nuclear warhead stolen by his sworn enemy. With Will Forte, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig and Val Kilmer. Directed by Taccone. R (strong, crude and sexual content, violence, language and some nudity) Nightmare on Elm Street ** Wes Craven’s 1984 shocker is the latest horror classic to get a Hollywood remake, with Jackie Earle Haley taking over for Robert Englund as the sadistic madman fond of striped sweaters and unusual handgear. A group of teen actors are visited by Freddy in their dreams and die horrible deaths. Directed by Samuel Bayer. R. Oceans **** More celebratory than scientific, this widescreen nature doc from the team behind “Winged Migration captures the life aquatic in all its

surreal and extraordinary splendor. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan. G (some fairly discreet marine life predatory behavior) Robin Hood *** Robin and his merry band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against King Richard’s army. With Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt and Mark Strong. Directed by Ridley Scott. PG-13 (violence, including intense sequences of warfare, sexual content) Shrek Forever ** Shrek finds himself without Fiona in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted and Rumpelstiltskin is king. With the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas. Written by Josh Klauser and Darren Lemke. Directed by Mike Mitchell. PG (mild action, brief language) — McClatchy-Tribune News



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Nightmare On Elm Street (R) 7:50 10:40 How to Train Your Dragon (PG) 2:50 5:10 3D Shrek Forever After (PG) 1:10 3:40 6:10 8:40 Iron Man 2 (PG-13) 1:00 1:30 4:00 4:40 7:10 7:45 10:10 10:35 Date Night (PG-13) 2:00 4:50 7:40 9:50 Shrek Forever After (PG) 1:50 2:30 3:00 4:20 5:00 5:30 6:50 7:30 8:00 9:20 9:50 10:20

Oceans (G) 1:40 4:20 6:40 9:20 MacGruber (R) 2:00 4:30 7:50 10:05 Robin Hood (PG-13) 1:30 3:20 4:40 6:30 7:40 10:00 10:35 Just Wright (PG) 1:50 4:50 7:10 9:50 Letters to Juliet (PG) 1:00 4:00 6:50 9:30

Robin Hood (PG-13) 4:10 7:15 10:15 Shrek Forever After (PG) 3:30 4:30 6:05 7:00 8:50 9:30 Iron Man 2 (PG-13) 3:40 6:30 9:50 Letters to Juliet (PG) 4:00 6:40 9:40 Date Night (PG-13) 4:45 7:30 10:10 MacGruber (R) 5:00 7:40 10:00 Just Wright (PG) 3:50 6:50 9:50

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andy Houser said the biggest mistake an aspiring country music singer makes is moving to the industry mecca before they have fully developed their talent. “A lot of people come to Nashville too early. You need to polish your skills before you get here, or the town will eat you alive,” Houser said during an interview Tuesday morning as his tour bus roared down


Luke Bryan is one of the big acts to highlight HerrinFesta Italiana this year. He will perform at 9:45 p.m. Sunday.

a Mississippi highway. “When I moved here, I had enough experience that allowed me to be competitive.” The son of a professional musician, Houser was fronting his own band when he was 13. He had been a band leader and songwriter for nearly a decade, before he moved

to Nashville. Within months of his arrival in 2003, Houser signed a publishing deal. His big break came as a songwriter in 2005, when he helped pen dance floor anthem “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” for Trace Adkins. SEE HOFFARD / PAGE 12

HERRINFESTA SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS Thursday z 7:15 p.m. Miss HerrinFesta Italiana 2010 Welcome on the Piazza Stage Friday z 7 a.m. Prayer breakfast at Herrin Civic Center, 101 S. 16th St. z 11 a.m. Denzil Walker-Hal Norment Festa Golf Tournament, Pine Lakes Golf Course, 2705 S. Park Ave. z 11 a.m. Robert A. Ferarri Corporate Division Bocce Tournament, Herrin Bocce Courts, 300 block West Walnut Street z 4 p.m. Kids Bike and Pet Parade, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Churc, 109 N. 18th St. Saturday z 8 a.m. Tri-Festa Triathalon, John A. Logan College, Carterville

pasta sauce contest 2:30 p.m. and a pasta eating contest at 3:15 p.m. in the dining tent. There is also HerrinFesta Italiana the always-fun grape rightly draws a lot of stomp at 4:30 p.m. on the attention for its live north parking lot of the music, but there is more to this yearly celebration Herrin Civic Center on than rock ‘n’ roll, country South 16th Street. The carnival midway is and gospel tunes. one of the most popular “There’s basically something for everyone,” attractions at Festa, which ends 9 p.m. said Chris Trapani, Memorial Day. Admission president of HerrinFesta Italiana. “We’ve got over to the midway is free, allday ride passes are $18 30 different events, all and more than 15,000 family-friendly, that people are expected to occur through the week enjoy the carnival. of Festa. There is a free art show “We’re having our at Herrin Civic Center, biggest lineup ever with around which the midway this being our 20th and stage areas extend. anniversary.” There will be art shows, There will also be a parade for children and athletic competitions, pets at 4 p.m. Friday at rides and games for Our Lady of Mount children and longtime Carmel Church on West crowd favorites such as The Bigga Nose Contest. Walnut Street. While there is plenty to And it just wouldn’t be do in a central location, Festa without literally tons of food being served Festa is more than those events and attractions. at the Via Trattoria. Saturday is a top day for food buffs. There will be a SEE FESTA / PAGE 12


Vince Hoffard

Tonight: 6 p.m. Killer Pimps and 7:30 p.m. Hairbangers Ball; Friday: 6 p.m. Crossroads, 7:45 p.m. Southbound and 9:45 p.m. 38 Special; Saturday: 7:30 p.m. Solovus, 9 p.m. Bad City and 9:45 Theory of a Deadman; Sunday: 5 p.m. Emily Riesen, 7 p.m. Wild Horses and 9:45 p.m. Luke Bryan; Monday: 5 p.m. LoCash Cowboys and 7:30 p.m. Randy Houser.

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z 8 a.m. Masonic Lodge Breakfast, corner of 14th Street and Adams z 9 a.m. Car show, Herrin City Park, corner of 5th and Herrin Streets z 11 a.m. Grand Parade, Park Avenue z 12:30 p.m. Adult-Child Bocce Tournament, Herrin Bocce Courts, 300 block West Walnut Street z 1:30 p.m. Bigga Nose Contest in the dining tent on Walnut Street z 1:30 p.m. Ball Drop at the volleyball courts z 2:30 p.m. Pasta sauce contest in the dining tent on Walnut Street z 3:15 p.m. Pasta eating contest in the dining tent on Walnut Street z 4:30 p.m. Grape stomp on the Civic Center’s north parking lot Sunday z 11 a.m. Special Intention Mass, Our

Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 108 N. 18th St. z 12:30 p.m. Poker run begins at J & J Time Out Sports Bar, 122 W. Cherry St. z 12:30 p.m. Volleyfesta at the volleyball courts z 1 p.m. International Championship Bocce Tournament, Herrin Bocce Courts, 300 block West Walnut Street Monday z 8 a.m. Road races z 9 a.m. Memorial Day Service at the doughboy statue on North Park Avenue across from City Hall z Noon Art Show finals at the MarlowMurray Art Gallery HerrinFesta carnival Armbands are $18 for each day. Hours are the same as HerrinFesta.

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HOFFARD: HerrinFesta lineup features several country stars

FESTA: More to do than music



This led to a record deal, which he used to quickly solidify his star potential with back-toback hits “Anything Goes” and “Boots On.” Houser will appear at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the final day of HerrinFesta Italiana. The annual event is packed full of shows, starting with Hairbangers Ball tonight, 38 Special on Friday, Theory of a Deadman on Saturday and Luke Bryan on Sunday. “This is our 20th year and we’ve put together our best lineup yet,” said Jim Gentile, executive

director of the event. “We’ve provided a little something for everyone. We have five outstanding headliners, plus amazing opening acts like the Wild Horses and LoCash Cowboys. We just added a band on Saturday —Bad City — that is creating a buzz in the rock world. We’ve been having a ball with this thing for a long time and it just keeps getting better.” Hairbangers Ball is from the St. Louis area. They specialize in revving up the crowd with flawless covers of 1980s superstars like Def Leopard, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Bon Jovi.

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38 Special is one of the greatest bands in the history of Southern Rock. Lead singer Donnie Van Zant established the band as a driving force with powerful vocals on “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You” and “Hold On Loosely.” Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian band formed in 2001. They specialize in a driving rock sound that has been used on professional wresting soundtracks. They hit their stride with the release of “Scars & Souvenirs,”which had eight single releases. A native of Georgia, Luke Bryan moved to

Nashville in 2001 and started the slow process of building a career. The hard work started paying off in 2007, when he wrote the Billy Currington hit “Good Directions.” His solo career was launched the same year. Tickets are $12 each day and will be available at the ticket office. To avoid waiting in line, tickets may be purchased online at www.herrin or at Black Diamond HarleyDavidson in Marion. VINCE HOFFARD can be reached at 618-658-9095 or vincehoffard@

“The whole idea is to showcase our community,” Trapani said. For the athletically inclined, there will be volleyball tournament at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on the 400 block of West Walnut Street. The Tri-Festa Triathalon is at 8 a.m. Saturday at John A. Logan College. There are also road races slated for 8 a.m. Monday in Herrin. Bocce tournaments, including the International Championship at 1 p.m. Sunday, are scheduled at Herrin’s bocce facility in the 300 block of West Walnut.

Cars and floats take center stage during the weekend’s activities. There is an automobile show 9 a.m. Saturday at Herrin City Park. About 5,000 people are expected to line Park Avenue for the Grand Parade at 11 a.m. With so much to do, Trapani had some advice for folks attending Festa. “Take in all the sights. Enjoy all we have to offer,” he said. “There’s something you’ll enjoy, whether its food or enjoying one of the events like bocce or a show. Take it in more than one day.” 618-351-5074

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