Wednesdays & FridaysCome learn about the Orpheum’s animals! The Orpheum Education Team will talk to visitors about our animals, followed by an animal feeding time. Participants will take a closer look at our aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons, and corn snake.
Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.
Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal civil rights for all citizens.
Every other Thursday Night Champaign-Urbana Comedy allows you a chance to get on stage and try your hand at Stand Up Comedy. Perform along side feature acts from Comedy Clubs across the Midwest, as well as local performers and even first timers (that could be you!)
Only so many spots a show, so sign ups are done in advance. This is an Open Mic, so anyone can sign up. Want to get on stage and tell some jokes or a funny story? E-mail email@example.com to find out availability.
John Philip Sousa and his band joined Charles Dillingham’s extravagant Broadway-style revue, Hip! Hip! Hooray!, for its opening in New York’s Hippodrome on September 30, 1915 and performed two concerts, with the exception of Sundays, daily until June 3, 1916.
Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sustainable Student Farm on Anniversary Plaza behind the Illini Union, 1401 W Green St. on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The market will then be moved to the Student Farm cold storage area (Windsor and Race) and open for sales from 4:15- 6 p.m. A few pop-up locations will also be scheduled throughout the season with a “Folding Farm” produce cart.
Come out and shop from local farmers and vendors. Shopping, Music and food. 8am-4pm (EVERY Sunday, year round) Where: Fluid Event Center 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL
Join us for a morning of healthy and fun fitness activities incorporating cardio, strength training, and stretching in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Close-toed shoes, sun protection, mat/towel, water bottle, and comfortable clothing are recommended. Meet at the showerhouse parking lot. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Program may be cancelled if there is inclement weather; please contact us if you have a question. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-1268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pogo Studio was established in downtown Champaign, IL, in 1985 and quickly earned local, regional and national recognition for its finely crafted recordings and its owner’s easy-going nature. The studio remained a fixture of the community’s music scene and a valuable resource for regional recording artists for nearly thirty years.
Tours Every Wednesday
Walk back in time to 1921 with a tour of the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia is now proud to offering weekly guided tours – free of charge – each and every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
As war enveloped much of Western Europe in 1914 and 1915 our country struggled to justify its involvement in this conflict and our national leaders overwhelmingly favored peaceful negotiation as the only logical way to end Europe’s war. However by 1916 Germany’s military had devastated large portions of Belgium and France, and presented a serious threat to Great Britain as well as commercial shipping across the north Atlantic.
To complement "La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I", the exhibition "After the Front Line" presents works by artists who served in various capacities during World War I (1914–18) and World War II (1939–45). Viewers gain a sense of how military conflict can profoundly influence one’s artistic practice, as well as how it can alter artists’ worldviews and attitudes toward society. Some of the exhibited works offer scathing social commentaries while others expose the atrocious aftermath of war.
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) created eighty etchings that comprise Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) in reaction to the Napoleonic invasion of Spain and the political turmoil that followed. The exhibition reconsiders the artist’s endeavor within its historical context by presenting the etchings in five groups—Carnage, Atrocity, Martyrdom, Famine, and Emphatic Caprices—that reveal Goya’s stylistic evolution over the four years (1810–14) during which he etched these plates.
Printmaking flourished in Japan during the Allied Occupation (1945–52), despite the devastation of the war, which had left its mark not only in the burnt ruins of Tokyo but also in the faces of a starving population. Woodblock prints—together with dolls, fans, silks, and sake cups—were sought after as souvenirs among the nearly half million American soldiers stationed in Occupied Japan in 1946.
This exhibition presents objects from two important university collections—the first consisting of 105 large lithographic posters made as propaganda in support of the French war effort, and the second comprised of approximately 4,500 photographs, in all likelihood commissioned by the French Ministry of War. The posters’ creators range from some of the best-known graphic artists of the day—such as Adolphe Willette and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen—to illustrators now completely forgotten.
Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the tranquility of the tea ceremony and a bowl of hand whipped green matcha tea with a traditional Japanese sweet.
Reservations are recommended. Email email@example.com to make a reservation.
Bring some white socks to wear so you can get up on the tatami mats, although we have a few we can lend you if you forget. If you think you might have troubles kneeling for a long time that’s no problem—-we can just pull a chair up to the tatami mats.
Fridays September 5 through December 19
A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight and how to find them. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission: $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, children under 12. No shows on: October 3 October 31 November 7 December 5
Every Saturday afternoon drop in to make fused glass suncatchers, ornaments, pendants, tiles, bowls or plates. Children 6 and older are welcome—anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Prices vary by object made
This exhibit celebrates not only the artistry and endurance of the Maya weaving tradition but also the cultural intelligence and creative force of the weavers themselves. More than 90 textiles coming from 32 highland towns are presented, each textile woven in a style that identifies the town of its weaver and the wearer. Exhibit areas address the links between the living and ancient Maya, the weaver and the backstrap loom, textiles for daily wear, the art of the traditional Maya blouse, or huipil, ceremonial cloths and clothing, and evidence of evolution in textile designs.
Every Wed Night at 8 (Seating at 7:30) C-U Comedy brings the "Weekly Stand Up Showcase" to the Memphis on Main stage. Voted "Best Place to See Comedy" in the "Best of C-U" for 2012 and 2013. Featuring different performers ranging from Comedy Club feature acts, Showcase performers, U of I students, and local performers who have stood out on open mics shows. Weekly with traveling comedy club performers: Jesse Tuttle, Esteban Gast, and Justin Tuttle. Visit cucomedy.com or @CUComedy on Twitter for all the information.
No shows October 22 and November 26.
Every Saturday morning
Are you in need of a special time to relax and reflect? Join us as we hike in nature and forget about the rest of the world. This program will start with some light stretching and breathing exercises to calm your mind and body. This program is for adults and mature teens only, please. Registration is not required. $5 suggested donation. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The youth-focused Rush Hour concert features young talent from our community and showcases the college and high school winners of Sinfonia’s first Student Concerto Competition. Ravel’s colorful and impressionistic Alborada del Gracioso adds to the excitement, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture rounds out this hour-long concert. Stick around after the performance, because Ralph and Joe, the Flying Tomato Brothers, invite you to the Lobby to enjoy some complimentary slices courtesy of Garcia’s Pizza in a Pan!