Holiday Lights at the Zoo: Friday - Wednesday 5-8pm each night at Henson Robinson Zoo. Admission is $2.75 for adults and $1.50 for children. Free admission for each new, unwrapped toy you bring for Toys for Tots. Visti www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org or call 753-6217 for more information.
Mike Armstrong: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Call 391-JOKE for more info or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com
It's a Wonderful Life: (the radio version) Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Call 523-2787 or visit www.hcfta.org for tickets.
Christmas at the Dana Thomas House: Family Night is Friday 4-8pm. Sunday is Night of the Luminaria. More information at www.dana-thomas.org or call 782-6776.
Governor's Mansion Open House: Saturday 4-6pm, hosted by Governor Pat Quinn.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert: Saturday at 8pm at Sangamon Auditorium with the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. Call 206-6160 or visit www.sangamonauditorium.org for tickets.
The E Buzz for December 17, 2010
So Long to Larry King
Last night was the last "Larry King Live", and there were a number of guests helping in the send off. President Obama and former president Bill Clinton, Ryan Seacrest, Bill Maher, Regis Philbin, and Katie Couric were just some of the guests who stopped by to say farewell. Piers Morgan will take over for Larry next month.
Blake Edwards Dies
You know his films: "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "Days of Wine & Roses", and the Pink Panther movies. Blake Edwards, director, producer, and writer died Wednesday at the age of 88. His wife, Julie Andrews, says he died due to complications of pneumonia.
Best and Worst Films of 2010
Entertainment Weekly has weighed in with their picks of 2010...the best and the worst.
The 5 best as chosen by Lisa Schwarzbaum...
5. Last Train Home
4. Toy Story 3
3. Winter's Bone
2. The Kids Are Alright
1. The Social Network
The 5 worst...
5. Johah Hex
4. Remember Me
3. Furry Vengeance
1. Sex and the City 2
For the full list click here.