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.
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
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.
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.
When World War I began in 1914 the United States proclaimed that it would follow a policy of strict neutrality “in thought and deed,” and President Wilson firmly believed that peace was the only course of action needed to resolve the European conflict. Many Americans felt the same way, but as the war’s atrocities, both fictional and real, were publicized, some politicians and military leaders began to voice their support for military intervention.
For over a century, the University of Illinois has played a leading role in the promotion of educational exchange with China. UI President Edmund James was a leader in the movement to open US universities to Chinese students in 1906, when US policy toward China was very restrictive in this area. This exhibit tells the story of how James’ vision led the University of Illinois to become one of the most significant destinations for Chinese students during the early decades of the 20th century.
Meant as a complement to both "MetaModern" and "Artists Including Me: William Wegman", this exhibition displays works from the permanent collection that directly reference canonical works of art, specific artists, and art historical styles. Some artists convey a sense of adoration for their subject—playfully or with great reverence—while others use their works to critique society, religion, or even the art historical canon.
Originally a painter, contemporary artist William Wegman became well known for photographs of his Weimaraners. Categorized as a minimalist and conceptual artist, his works often times suggest a surrealist absurdity. Throughout his career, Wegman experimented with different media—video, photography, drawing, and painting—and over the years these four types of media have converged.
Modernist design, that radical and iconoclastic break with the past, is now itself a thing of the past. Perhaps sufficiently so that over the last few years, artists have been treating modernist designs as icons themselves, and incorporating them—sometimes literally and often conceptually—into their own work. These recombinations and modifications result in an entirely unique mix: a meta-modernism in which the original source is changed, self-referential, abstracted.
The university’s faculty within the detail+FABRICATION Program of The Illinois School of Architecture are exploring the role of fabrication and making. Rather than privileging finished products, objects, or built work, these designers are placing an increased focus on the process of making as a means for surveying alternative outcomes.
Clara Barton, who earned recognition as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her humanitarian service during America’s Civil War, founded the American Red Cross in May 1881 as an associate relief organization of the International Committee of the Red Cross Organization. However, unlike its international associate, the American Red Cross devoted most of its early service efforts to provide relief for those individuals from the United States affected by natural disasters, such as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. During Americ
Quiltmaking is an integral and vital part of South Asian culture. Much the same as here in the West, quilts serve both functional and symbolic purposes. They provide warmth as well as a comfortable place to sit; and they also commemorate special occasions and tell the stories of the lives of their makers. The seams that bring together different pieces of fabric in a quilt also represent the seams that bring together this vast region—its people, its cultures, and its shared tradition of extraordinary textiles.
Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.
Every Wednesday Night at 8:00 p.m. at SOMA Ultralounge
Every Wed Night C-U Comedy runs the Weekly Stand Up Showcase featuring performers from Comedy Clubs and Showcase Shows. The best part: There is no cover charge!
The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library, 201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL 61873 announces its Spring Used Book Sale. The book sale will begin Monday, May 4th and will end Thursday, May 28th. Paperbacks are 25¢ and hardbacks are 50¢. There will be adult fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, adventure, biographies, crafts and cookbooks as well as children’s fiction, non-fiction and picture books. There will also be DVDs, videos, audiobooks and large print books.
Sundays from May 24 - August 30
The Champaign Park District is coming to your neighborhood! This summer gather your friends, family, and neighbors as they host the Sounds of Sunset events throughout Champaign. Each events will include an array of activities such as live music, inflatables and more! Best of all – these events are free! Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments.
May 24: 6:30p-8p; Hessel Park; Big Bluestem String Band
May 31: 6-8p; Robeson Park; Upshot
Join your fellow music lovers at these free outdoor concerts. We feature great LOCAL bands playing the very best mix of music from 70s rock to bluegrass to the blues. Many of the shows are held at neighborhood parks that are hidden gems; come check us out! Bring your lawn chair or even a picnic dinner and spend the evening with us.
Each Neighborhood Night features the very best local musicians, free popcorn and lemonade and fun activities.
May 27 Big Creek Guitar Band, Larson Park
June 3 Painkillers, Anita Purves Nature Center
June 17 Pet Roxx, South Ridge Park
Come out for A Garden Party and spend a Spring evening in the Allerton gardens! On Friday, May 29th, enjoy live music and the sights and smells of the blooming Peony Garden, followed by a silent auction and dinner in the meadow.
Festive garden party attire encouraged. The event will be held rain or shine!
Tickets are $100 and must be purchased by May 21. Tickets are available online or by calling 217.333.3287. Includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Cash bar available.
All proceeds will go towards the ongoing care and maintenance of Allerton’s gardens.
Grab your sunscreen and bring your family out to Playing It Safe – Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. This free safety event, sponsored by Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County, features more than 40 interactive learning stations that focus on safety awareness for the entire family, including:
• Child safety and seat fit check
• Driveway blind spot education
• Bus, railroad and car safety
• Work zone safety
• Water safety
• Bike safety, bike inspection and bike helmet sales
• Medical helicopter, ambulance and fire truck tours