Performances by “U Can Dance Performers” include Salsa, Fox Trot, Waltz, and Mamba, among others. Admission is $15 per person, and patrons must bring their own beverage. Doors open at 6 p.m.  A selection of appetizers will be served in the gallery.  After the show, entertainment will be provided by The Presswoods. Pre-paid reservations may be made…

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed at the Salem Theater and Cultural Center, W McMackin St, Salem by the Salem Community High School. It is a sci-fi horror musical that follows Seymour Krelborn, a flower shop worker, as he deals with his strange plant who can not only talk but also develops a thirst for human…

What to do this weekend: Family Friendly: Buchheit’s in Centralia will host a morning session where children decorate an Easter bucket,  9 – 11 a.m. Gamers mi 16th Annual Mark Oestreich Memorial Chess Tournament March 10 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Salem Community Center. Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Chess League. Rounds begin…

Sunday, Aug. 20 6 a.m.                                  Gates Open; limited concessions open 6:30 a.m.                             Balloon Race* 9 a.m.                  …

Friday, Aug. 18 3 p.m.                        Gates Open 3:30 p.m.                   Opening Ceremony   Centralia High School Marching Showcase 4:30 to 7 p.m.             Class Clowns approx. 5 p.m.      …

Rising country star Drew Baldridge released a lyric video for his new single “Dirt On Us,” a boys-will-be-boys mid-tempo with scenes filmed in Patoka, Ill. The video was the latest to feature his southern Illinois hometown. In 2013, Baldridge invited a couple hundred of his friends for a pasture party in Patoka. One of his…