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February 2015

February 2015

  • March 6, 2013 - December 31, 2015

    Animal Encounters at the Orpheum

    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. 

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St, Champaign , IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • March 17, 2014 - May 6, 2015

    World War I with America's March King

    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. Dillingham’s spectacular included an elephant show, high wire acts, theatrical ice skating, flower ladders, and comedic and vaudeville routines.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Bldg., Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • May 18, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    CU Sunday Market

    Every Sunday

    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

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • July 1, 2014 - June 24, 2016

    Pogo Studio: Capturing the Sounds of the Champaign-Urbana Music Scene 1985-2014

    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. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 19, 2014 - August 3, 2015

    Professor Harding and the Illinois Bands During WWI

    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. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • October 27, 2014 - September 25, 2015

    Many Voices: The Great War in America's Songs

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Bldg., 1103 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • January 11, 2015 - February 22, 2015

    Game Night Sundays at Big Grove

    Every Sunday during the winter 

    Join us for board games, indoor bags and beverages every Sunday evening this winter. We'll have the fire roaring in our back rooms starting at 4:00 pm, so come by to warm up & play some games!

    Bags sets, cards & board games provided. Feel free to bring your favorite game, too! 1/2 priced wine by the glass every Sunday.

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 1 East Main Street , Champaign , IL
    Website: biggrovetavern.com
  • January 16, 2015 - May 5, 2015

    "Prairie Skies"

    Every Friday

    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 from your backyard. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, and children under 12, all at the door. No shows on February 6, March 6, March 27 and April 3.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • January 16, 2015 - March 1, 2015

    "Supervolcanoes!"

    Fridays & Saturdays

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • January 17, 2015 - March 8, 2015

    "Zula Patrol: Down to Earth"

    Saturdays

    While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, and children under 12, all at the door.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • January 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015

    East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • January 22, 2015 - February 6, 2015

    Bringing Baby Home | A Workshop for New Parents

    “Bringing Baby Home” will give you and your partner the tools to be strong for each other and to provide the strongest foundation possible for your growing family. Bringing Baby Home is a research-based workshop designed by the Gottman Institute that focuses specifically on “baby-proofing” your relationship by strengthening friendship, intimacy and problem solving skills so that couples can be more effective at navigating this new stage in their lives.

    We are excited to offer this workshop to assist in your transition to parenthood!

    COUPLES WILL LEARN HOW TO…

    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 309 W Clark Street, Champaign, IL
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Artists Including Me: William Wegman

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | MetaModern

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Speculative Visions of Pragmatic Architectures

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Versions and Revisions

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • February 1, 2015

    Introduction to GYROKINESIS®

    Introduction to GYROKINESIS®
    With Shannon Stewart

    This Gyrokinesis class will introduce you the fundamental principles of a Gyrokinesis practice--connecting breath to movement, spiral, expansion, stabilization through contrast and supple strength.

    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
  • February 1, 2015

    Illini Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin

    Cheer on the Illini Women's Basketball team as they take on Wisconsin at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois Campus! 

    For more information on the Illini Women's Basketball team or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit the Illini Athletics Website. 

    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 3, 2015 - February 5, 2015

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

    Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
    Through 2/3-2/5 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be playing at the Virginia Theatre. All shows start at 7pm and all tickets are $4. Hope to see you there!

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 West Park Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • February 3, 2015

    Fighting Illini Men's Basketball vs. Rutgers

    It's officially basketball season in Chambana! Throw on your best orange and blue gear and get excited to cheer on the Illini Men's Basketball team at the State Farm Center! 

    For more information on Illinois Athletics or the Illini Men's Basketball Team, please visit the Fighting Illini website

    Time: 8:30 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 4, 2015

    Champaign-Urbana Herb Society February Regular Meeting

    Our February 4th meeting will be held at 7PM in the Tony Noel Agricultural Technology Applications Center at Parkland College. Professor Robert Skirvin, a member of the Department of Crop Sciences at the U of I, will present "Chocolate.” The C-U Herb Society is open to anyone interested in finding out more about herbs, herbal lore, culinary and medicinal uses of herbs. Refreshments will be provided.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Tony Noel Agricultural Technology Applications Center, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu
  • February 5, 2015 - February 9, 2015

    Jurassic Quest at the Fluid Event Center

    Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 601 North Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • February 5, 2015

    Krannert Uncorked with Tangotta

    This week at Krannert Uncorked, our Lobby will be transformed into a vibrant milonga for swiveling couples to tango their way into the evening. Tangotta will provide the captivating music for a celebration of this Argentine cultural tradition.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 5, 2015

    Tango Buenos Aires

    A firestorm of flashing feet; precise, intimate turns; and brazen bandoneón rhythms weave tango’s “fast-paced tapestries of movement” (Washington Post). What began as an 1890s dance hall craze in the Rio de la Plata region, on the border between Uruguay and Argentina, has circled the world gathering sonic, stylistic, and sensual influences yet staying true to its heritage as a dramatic, at times playful, and always audacious Argentine expression.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 5, 2015 - February 7, 2015

    February Dance: The Virtuosic

    While “the virtuoso” often describes technical skills in music, Dance at Illinois seeks to expand our collective notion of the virtuosic as something integral to and embedded in the work itself; the virtuosic dancer risks everything to deliver the dance.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 5, 2015

    VOICE Reading Series at Krannert Art Museum

    The VOICE Reading Series showcases readings by fiction writers and poets from the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Illinois. 
     

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • February 5, 2015

    Illini Women's Basketball vs. Minnesota

    Cheer on the Illini Women's Basketball team as they take on Minnesota at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois Campus! 

    For more information on the Illini Women's Basketball team or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit the Illini Athletics Website. 

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 6, 2015 - February 27, 2015

    Friday Yoga at Krannert Art Museum

    Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. KAM offers a free yoga class that is open to the public. 

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • February 6, 2015

    [FRIDAY FORUM PANEL] Expanding the Local Food Movement, panel discussion

    What: Friday Forum Panel "Expanding the Local Food Movement"
    Who: Brad Uken (Champaign County Farm Bureau), Natalie Kenny Marquez (Urbana's Market at the Square), Rick Weinzierl (UIUC), and Dawn Blackman (Randolph Street Community Garden)
    Where: Latzer Hall at the Y, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
    Time: At noon (12:00pm)
    Cost: Free and open to the Public

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.universityymca.org/friday_forum/
  • February 6, 2015

    Traffic Jam: Seventeen Sisters Carnival of Rock

    This Traffic Jam is a summertime carnival with a bonus prize of rock ’n’ roll. As dancers and jugglers perform around you, step right up to booths for a game of ring toss or tic-tac-toe and meet people from area businesses—plus get freebies and coupons. Anchoring the festivities is the propulsive sound of Seventeen Sisters. These five women from Mississippi take the soulful power of Heart and add gleaming harmonies to songs they infuse with their generous spirits and upbeat outlook.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 6, 2015

    DADDY DAUGHTER BALL: A FROZEN NIGHT

    DADDY DAUGHTER BALL: A FROZEN NIGHT
    February 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    $26 per person

    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparkdistrict.com
  • February 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015

    C-U at Home One Winter Night

    C-U at Home One Winter Night takes place on Friday, February 6, 2015, in downtown Champaign. It’s a powerful community awareness and fundraising event to help the homeless where community leaders and others spend 12 hours outside in a cardboard box. This year we will have a specific emphasis on education with a full slate of presentations discussing various issues related to homelessness to be held in the City Council Chambers on the corner of Neil and University. The event will take place from 6pm Friday until 6pm Saturday. There are four different ways for you to be involved.

    Time: 6:00 pm - 6:00 am
    Location: 102 N. Neil Street,
    Website: www.cuathome.us/
  • February 6, 2015

    WORLD OF SCIENCE LECTURE: "Conquering Mt. St. Helens"

    At 7:00 PM on the first Friday of the month, the Planetarium becomes a forum for a local scientist to discuss his or her specialties. Past topics have included severe weather, glaciers, the Hubble Telescope, tornadoes, insects, and wildflowers. In this session, you can come along with Parkland Earth Science instructor Julie Angel as she scales America's most famous volcano. Admission is only $1 at the door.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • February 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015

    Illini Club Hockey vs. Lindenwood University

    The University of Illinois Club Hockey Team will take on Lindenwood University at the University of Illinois Ice Arena. For more information on this event or Illini Club Hockey, please visit the University of Illinois Club Hockey website

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 406 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: illinihockey.pointstreaksites.com/view/illinihockey/illini-schedule-2
  • February 6, 2015

    UI Symphony Orchestra

    The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of works on this concert.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 7, 2015 - February 21, 2015

    Urbana's Middle Market

    In the middle of winter and spring
    In the middle of Holiday Market and Market at the Square
    In the Middle of Lincoln Square

    The Urbana Business Association has extended the market season year-round by bringing you the Middle Market. And 2015 will bring SIX Middle Market dates this season as follows:

    January 17, February 7, February 21, March 21, April 4, April 18

    Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 300 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanabusiness.com/events/middle-market/
  • February 7, 2015

    Parkland Cobras Men's Basketball vs. Danville Community College

    Cheer on the Parkland College Men's Basketball Team, The Cobras, at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College. 

    For more information on the Parkland College Men's Basketball Team or Parkland Athletics please visit www.parkland.edu

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.parkland.edu/athletics
  • February 8, 2015

    Champaign Swarm vs. Windy City Groove

    The Champaign Swarm are members of the six-team Midwest Professional Basketball Association and Champaign-Urbana’s only professional sports franchise. Cheer them on during their inaugural season as they take on other professional basketball teams at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College.  

    More information is available at www.champaignswarm.com.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignswarm.com
  • February 8, 2015

    Cleveland Quartet Award Winner: Ariel Quartet

    Culminating a remarkable 26-year history as an ensemble, the members of the Cleveland Quartet envisioned a lasting legacy for young musicians. They joined forces in 1995 with Chamber Music America and eight prominent chamber music presenters—including Krannert Center—to found the Cleveland Quartet Award and to raise money for the establishment of the Cleveland Quartet Endowment Fund. Given biennially, the award honors and promotes a rising young string quartet whose artistry demonstrates that it is in the process of establishing a major career.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 9, 2015 - March 31, 2015

    Presently Absent: Paintings by Tom Berenz

    Tom Berenz is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Berenz has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from Northern Illinois University, and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Berenz blurs the lines between realism and abstraction, beauty and horror, devastation and the sublime. He uses the disaster motif as a metaphor to create conversations about personal, sociopolitical, environmental and ideological issues.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400W Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: artgallery.parkland.edu/
  • February 9, 2015

    Presently Absent: Paintings by Tom Berenz, Artist Reception

    n artist reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 with a gallery talk by Berenz at 7 p.m. and music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble. The artist will provide an additional lecture in The Giertz Gallery at Parkland College on Thursday, February 12 at 1:15pm.

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 2400W Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: artgallery.parkland.edu/
  • February 9, 2015

    Parkland Cobras Men's Basketball vs. Rose Hulman

    Cheer on the Parkland College Men's Basketball Team, The Cobras, at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College. 

    For more information on the Parkland College Men's Basketball Team or Parkland Athletics please visit www.parkland.edu

    Time: 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.parkland.edu/athletics
  • February 10, 2015

    Jupiter String Quartet

    Now in their second decade of making music—and living life!—together, violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough (husband of Meg, brother-in-law of Liz) embody the enthusiasm and intensity of interplay that characterize chamber music at its best.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 11, 2015

    A Distinguished Past: African American History in Early Champaign County

    Hear stories of local history as part of the Town & Gown Speaker Series:
    • Ray Cunningham: Early African American history in Homer
    • Barb Garvey: Early African American military history in Champaign County
    • Tamara Hoff: Earliest African American women at the University of Illinois

    Sponsored by the Student Life and Cultural Archives of the University of Illinois and the Champaign County Historical Archives.

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 504 East Grove Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • February 11, 2015

    Illinois Modern Ensemble

    The Illinois Modern Ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music. Concerts feature compositions by prominent artists such as Augusta Read Thomas and Steve Reich as well as new works by students and faculty members.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 12, 2015 - February 13, 2015

    Circus Oz: But Wait ... There's More

    Fabulously feisty, outrageously acrobatic, and boisterous enough for three big tops, this unrelentingly talented mob pairs agility and wit with a dedication to social justice, equality, and genuine kindness. In 2013, Krannert Center first experienced its cheeky humor and rock concert-meets-flying trapeze flair, direct from Down Under.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 12, 2015

    Fighting Illini Men's Basketball vs. Michigan

    It's officially basketball season in Chambana! Throw on your best orange and blue gear and get excited to cheer on the Illini Men's Basketball team at the State Farm Center! 

    For more information on Illinois Athletics or the Illini Men's Basketball Team, please visit the Fighting Illini website

    Time: 8:30 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 13, 2015

    [FRIDAY FORUM LECTURE] Food Assistance: How Our Politics Shape the Way We Help

    What: Friday Forum Lecture "Food Assistance: How Our Politics Shape the Way We Help"
    Who: Andrea Rundell (YWCA) and Michael Gillespie (EIU)
    Where: Latzer Hall at the Y, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
    Time: At noon (12:00pm)
    Cost: Free and open to the Public

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820, IL
    Website: www.universityymca.org/friday_forum/
  • February 13, 2015

    Bach's Lunch Concerts: The Firestones Electronic Acoustic Folk Rock

    Enjoy an intriguing set of Klezmer music in the spirit of early Eastern Europes’ village string bands, with Middle Eastern and Balkan influences, as well as other surprises. The band features Frances Harris (fiddle), Amanda Ramey (fiddle), Sam Gingher (accordion), Dave Garcia (doubek), Michael Meadows (bass), & Michael Shapiro (guitar).

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 301 North Randolph Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.com
  • February 13, 2015

    Couple's Valentine's Day Hike

    Surprise your partner with a romantic hike through Busey Woods in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Anita Purves Nature Center staff will guide you on an evening winter woods hike where we will call for owls. Each couple will receive a gift bag from the park district. Hot drinks and delicious treats will be provided. Please come dressed for the weather.

    EB Cost | Deadline

    Cost | Deadline

     

    $25R/$38NR | Jan 30

    $33R/$49NR | Feb 6

     

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana, IL
  • February 13, 2015

    "All of My Friends" Valentine Party

    This will be a great opportunity to gather all of your friends and bring them out to Allerton for a light-hearted “Significant Friends” Valentine Party. This casual but super fun evening will be filled with great food, drinks, and live entertainment! Enjoy a delicious buffet meal of sliders & upscale Mac-n-Cheese in the Mansion’s Library, and live music in the Grand Gallery.

    $40.00 per person includes all of the food and fun for the evening! A cash bar will be available to those 21 years and older.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello , IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu/
  • February 13, 2015

    Sinfonia Da Camera: El Fuego Del Amor

    Sinfonia da Camera Series | Let Sinfonia da Camera set the mood for your Valentine’s Day with some fiery music! Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnol and Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes drive up heart rates and set feet tapping, and the excitement continues with a world premiere cello concerto written by University of Illinois faculty member Carlos Carrillo and performed by Sinfonia’s principal cellist, Amy Claire Catron.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 13, 2015

    "Starry Night Harp Concert"

    VALENTINE’S WEEKEND WITH LIVE MUSIC!
    Following the success of Celestial Strings: An Evening of Harp and Stargazing, harpist Ann McLaughlin returns to the Staerkel Planetarium this February 13/14 for two live performances. "Starry Night: Harp Music Under the Star-filled Sky" will take the audience on a delightful evening of music inspired by the celestial canopy above. Music, ranging from Classical to pops, will be synchronized with the star show. Tickets are $5 per person, all sold at the door.

    Time: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • February 14, 2015

    Circus Oz: But Wait ... There's More

    Fabulously feisty, outrageously acrobatic, and boisterous enough for three big tops, this unrelentingly talented mob pairs agility and wit with a dedication to social justice, equality, and genuine kindness. In 2013, Krannert Center first experienced its cheeky humor and rock concert-meets-flying trapeze flair, direct from Down Under.

    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 14, 2015

    A Super Valentine Adventure

    Your ticket includes a super activity making a valentines gift for Mom, creating your very own valentine sundae, dress up crime fighting cape and mask, a picture with the As You Wish Superheroes Spiderman and Spider Girl and a Surprise Superhero Presentation!

    Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: 308 S. Main Street , Gifford, IL
  • February 14, 2015

    Love the Pigeon! Celebrate Valentine's Day Mo Willems Style

    Fun-filled activities and stories featuring Mo Willems' temperamental bird whom everyone loves! 

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • February 14, 2015

    Illini Women's Basketball vs. Ohio State

    Cheer on the Illini Women's Basketball team as they take on Ohio State at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois Campus! 

    For more information on the Illini Women's Basketball team or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit the Illini Athletics Website. 

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 14, 2015 - February 15, 2015

    Romantic Getaway at Allerton Park

    Come and be swept away to a romantic getaway at Allerton. When you check-in at 3:00pm you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the afternoon before cocktails and hor d’oeuvres at 6:30pm. Your romantic dinner follows and includes a classical guitarist serenading and setting the tone for love! After an intimate dinner, couples will have the opportunity to be guided through the process of creating your own artwork masterpiece together in our Library. As the evening continues, enjoy drinks, a slow dance, or perhaps just sit by the warm fireplace.

    Time: 3:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello , IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu/
  • February 14, 2015

    Parkland Cobras Men's Basketball vs. John Wood

    Cheer on the Parkland College Men's Basketball Team, The Cobras, at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College. 

    For more information on the Parkland College Men's Basketball Team or Parkland Athletics please visit www.parkland.edu

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.parkland.edu/athletics
  • February 14, 2015

    Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Opera "The Passenger"

    Katherine Syer, an associate professor of musicology at the U of I, and Anthony Freud, the general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will discuss Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera The Passenger. The Polish-Soviet composer Weinberg, a respected colleague and friend of Shostakovich, completed the opera in Moscow in 1968, but the planned Bolshoi premiere never took place. The work was not fully staged until 2010 in a multilingual production directed by David Pountney, which will be mounted at the Lyric Opera in February-March 2015.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 14, 2015

    Intermezzo's Dinner Buffet

    Start your night with a hearty dinner buffet atIntermezzo. Choose from slow-roasted, hand-carved prime rib or roast pork tenderloin with creamy dijon sauce for your entree, and serve yourself red-skinned mashed potatoes, fresh steamed vegetables, and rolls.

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 14, 2015

    Renee Fleming Soprano

    One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the president awarded Fleming the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 14, 2015

    "Starry Night: Harp Music Under the Star-filled Sky"

    Following the success of Celestial Strings: An Evening of Harp and Stargazing, harpist Ann McLaughlin returns to the Staerkel Planetarium this February 13/14 for two live performances. "Starry Night: Harp Music Under the Star-filled Sky" will take the audience on a delightful evening of music inspired by the celestial canopy above. Music, ranging from Classical to pops, will be synchronized with the star show.

    Time: 8:30 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign , IL
    Website: www2.parkland.edu/planetarium/
  • February 15, 2015

    Champaign Swarm vs. Gateway Steam

    The Champaign Swarm are members of the six-team Midwest Professional Basketball Association and Champaign-Urbana’s only professional sports franchise. Cheer them on during their inaugural season as they take on other professional basketball teams at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College.  

    More information is available at www.champaignswarm.com.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignswarm.com
  • February 16, 2015

    "Back to the Moon For Good!"

    PRESIDENT’S DAY SPECIAL – BACK TO THE MOON!

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • February 17, 2015 - August 1, 2015

    South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan & Bangladesh

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • February 17, 2015

    Goodnight Storytime with Janice Harrington

    Jump in your jammies and join special guest author, Janice Harrington, sharing her newest picture book, “Busy-Busy Little Chick,” and entertaining you with songs, stories and rhymes. This program is sponsored by the Illini Reading Council. For children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. 

    Time: 6:30 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • February 18, 2015

    Lecture: “Other Monumentalities - Race, Style and National Architecture” by Mabel Wilson

    Mabel O. Wilson’s transdisciplinary practice Studio & engages architecture, art, and cultural history. As the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor, she teaches architectural design and history/theory courses at Columbia University’s GSAPP and is appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies. She has authored Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums, which was a finalist for John Hope Franklin in 2013.

    Time: 4:30 pm
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.spurlock.illinois.edu/
  • February 18, 2015 - February 21, 2015

    Oh, What a Lovely War

    As the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign commemorates the centenary of the beginning of World War I, Illinois Theatre will revisit the era with a new musical production of Oh What a Lovely War.Fifty years ago, as the war’s semicentennial approached, Joan Littlewood and her company at the Theatre Royal in London captured events surrounding the “Great War” with this collectively developed piece.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 18, 2015 - February 21, 2015

    Step Afrika!

    Rhythmic stomps, lightning-fast claps and snaps, percussive chants, and powerhouse physicality exemplify the “electrifying talents” of the world’s first professional company dedicated to the dance tradition of stepping (Washington Post). Based on a long and rich tradition in African communities that use movement, words, and sounds to communicate allegiance to a group, stepping draws movements from African foot dances such as gumboot, originally conceived by miners in South Africa as an alternative to drumming, which was banned by authorities.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 19, 2015 - February 21, 2015

    IHSA State Wrestling Championships

    Join in the excitement of the IHSA State Wrestling Championships as over 670 wrestlers take to the mats to win one of 42 individiual state wrestling titles. Tickets will be available at the State Farm Center box office. Click here for more information on what to see and do during the Championships.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1800 South 1st Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.ihsa.org/
  • February 19, 2015

    Lunar New Year Celebration

    Please join us for a variety of food, music and networking to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 60 Hazelwood Drive , Champaign , IL
    Website: illinois.edu/
  • February 19, 2015

    Krannert Uncorked with Faye Ballard, Ragtime Piano

    Whether she’s playing at the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, livening up a cruise on the Spirit of Peoria riverboat, or zipping her fingers across the keys at a Stage 5 piano, Faye Ballard elicits smiles with her vivacious ragtime songs. Come to Krannert Uncorked this week for a toe-tapping, feel-good performance.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 19, 2015

    Uncorked and On Topic: Health

    This free series from the College of Fine and Applied Arts features faculty of different disciplines engaging in informal conversations. This month, William Sullivan of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Jennifer Monson of Dance at Illinois will examine the topic of health. Held in conjunction with Krannert Uncorked, this exchange of ideas that includes discussion and audience participation will be moderated by Kevin Hamilton of the School of Art and Design.

    Time: 5:15 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 19, 2015 - March 1, 2015

    The Sparrow

    This extraordinary coming-of age drama, promises to be an imaginative and original piece of theatrical storytelling! The Sparrowtells the story of Emily Book, a shy and guarded teenage girl who returns to her small town high school ten years after a tragic accident rocked the community. Thrust into the whirlwind of Spring Farm High she is guided by her biology teacher, Mr. Christopher, and befriended by head cheerleader, Jenny McGrath.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign , IL
    Website: theatre.parkland.edu/
  • February 19, 2015

    Champaign Swarm vs. Chicago Force

    The Champaign Swarm are members of the six-team Midwest Professional Basketball Association and Champaign-Urbana’s only professional sports franchise. Cheer them on during their inaugural season as they take on other professional basketball teams at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College.  

    More information is available at www.champaignswarm.com.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignswarm.com
  • February 19, 2015 - March 1, 2015

    Sparrow

    This extraordinary coming-of age drama, promises to be an imaginative and original piece of theatrical storytelling! The Sparrowtells the story of Emily Book, a shy and guarded teenage girl who returns to her small town high school ten years after a tragic accident rocked the community. Thrust into the whirlwind of Spring Farm High she is guided by her biology teacher, Mr. Christopher, and befriended by head cheerleader, Jenny McGrath.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Carbondale, IL
    Website: theatre.parkland.edu/
  • February 20, 2015

    Dance for People with Parkinsons

    Experience the fellowship of communal dance with instructors Laura Chiaramonte and Kate Kuper of Dance at Illinois. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe, welcoming environment. Set to uplifting, familiar music, this 70-minute monthly class may assist with the preservation and improvement of balance, flexibility, and strength. Please dress comfortably for this full-body workshop.

    The Drama Rehearsal Room can be reached most directly from the Yellow and Orange parking garages (off Illinois Street). 

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 20, 2015

    [FRIDAY FORUM LECTURE] Food Justice Matters: Toward a New Black Food System Model

    What: Friday Forum Lecture "Food Justice Matters: Toward a New Black Food System Model"
    Who: Lou Turner (UIUC)
    Where: Latzer Hall at the Y, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Date: Friday, February 20, 2015
    Time: At noon (12:00pm)
    Cost: Free and open to the Public

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820, IL
    Website: www.universityymca.org/friday_forum/
  • February 21, 2015

    Bharata Natyam Workshop

    This workshop for all abilities introduces you to classical Indian Bharata Natyam dance. You’ll learn basic dance steps, including control of body positioning, elegant movements, and hand mudras (positions).

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 505 W. Stoughton, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.urbanaparks.org/
  • February 21, 2015

    All Out A Cappella

    "All Out A Cappella" is an annual concert that raises funds to support music programs in Unit 7 schools. This year's concert is February 21 at 5 pm and 8 pm. Seven amazing a cappella groups with be showcasing their musical talents just for you and your family! Log onto www.unitymusicboosters.org to purchase tickets.

    Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 1127 County Road 800 N, Tolono, IL
    Website: www.unitymusicboosters.org
  • February 21, 2015

    The Second City Hits Home!

    The world’s #1 name in comedy is coming to C/U! Central Illinois gets in on the laughter as The Second City takes on all the news that’s fits to twist. The biggest headlines! The hot-button issues! And it’s all served up with a side of that famous Chicago-style improv. Don’t miss your chance to see the superstars of tomorrow live on stage now — when The Second City Hits Home!

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org/shows/all-events
  • February 21, 2015

    16th Annual 21st Century Piano Commission Award Concert

    Each year, the 21st Century Piano Commission sponsors a competition with a cash prize for a composition featuring the keyboard instrument. Entries are submitted by collaborative teams of composers and performers from the School of Music.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 22, 2015

    Twin City Derby Girls Tryouts

    The Twin City Derby Girls will be holding their next round of tryouts Sunday February 22. Interested skaters, referees, coaches, and volunteers should email tcdgmembership@gmail.com to register prior to tryouts.

    In order to tryout, you must be 18+ and have current health insurance. Basic skating skills, knowledge and understanding of the game, completed paperwork and proper equipment are required for tryouts.

    What to bring:

    Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 208 W. Curtis Rd., Savoy, IL
    Website: twincityderbygirls.com/site/about/joining
  • February 22, 2015

    Fighting Illini Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State

    It's officially basketball season in Chambana! Throw on your best orange and blue gear and get excited to cheer on the Illini Men's Basketball team at the State Farm Center! 

    For more information on Illinois Athletics or the Illini Men's Basketball Team, please visit the Fighting Illini website

    Time: 6:30 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 25, 2015

    Illini Women's Basketball vs. Michigan State

    Cheer on the Illini Women's Basketball team as they take on Michigan at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois Campus! 

    For more information on the Illini Women's Basketball team or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit the Illini Athletics Website. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 25, 2015

    Parkland Cobras Men's Basketball vs. Lincoln Land

    Cheer on the Parkland College Men's Basketball Team, The Cobras, at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College. 

    For more information on the Parkland College Men's Basketball Team or Parkland Athletics please visit www.parkland.edu

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.parkland.edu/athletics
  • February 25, 2015

    Rochelle Sennet on Piano

    After receiving her DMA from the U of I, Rochelle Sennet joined the faculty as an assistant professor of piano. Sennet’s recitals showcase her versatility through works by Bach, Beethoven, and African American composers such as H. Leslie Adams, Adolphus Hailstork, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • February 26, 2015

    Champaign Swarm vs. Chicago Force

    The Champaign Swarm are members of the six-team Midwest Professional Basketball Association and Champaign-Urbana’s only professional sports franchise. Cheer them on during their inaugural season as they take on other professional basketball teams at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland College.  

    More information is available at www.champaignswarm.com.

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignswarm.com
  • February 26, 2015

    Garden of Dreams: Meet Artists Roberta and David Williamson

    As part of the IDEA Store's HATCH Creative Reuse Festival, artists Roberta and David Williamson will talk about their work and describe how the pieces are created. Their home is a design lab of sorts where they surround themselves with objects and still lifes that they find inspirational and motivating. They will show how their work has evolved and changed.

    Other Information:

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • February 26, 2015 - February 28, 2015

    The Hot Sardines: Speakeasy Nights

    Mix a blustery brass lineup, a rhythm section led by a stride piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and a one-of-the-boys French frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you’ve got a recipe for a rowdy retro set from “one of the best jazz bands in NY today” (Forbes). The band was born when Parisian singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol met a stride piano player—bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo—at a jam session they found on Craigslist.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com
  • February 26, 2015 - February 28, 2015

    UI Wind Symphony

    A preeminent ensemble in the world, the UI Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. Its members are undergraduate and graduate students who excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces. Since its inception, it has served as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program, and it is an innovator in the wind band field.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com
  • February 26, 2015 - March 1, 2015

    The Merry Widow

    When The Merry Widow premiered in Vienna in 1905, its enthralling music took the world by storm, and a century later it continues to captivate audiences across the globe. Replete with beguiling Viennese waltzes, toe-tapping marches, and even the can-can, this jewel of an operetta tells the story of a wealthy widow and her love, Count Danilo, whose romance is entwined with the intrigues of aristocratic society.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com
  • February 27, 2015 - March 15, 2015

    Hatch: A Creative Re-Use Art Festival

    What happens when you mix artists with unwanted materials destined for the landfill? You get Hatch, a Creative Re-Use Art Festival from the I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign, a marketplace of ideas from recycled materials. In its third year, the event will kick off with a “Trashion” Show on February 27, 2015, where designers use only recycled materials to make the latest in fashion.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 28 E. Springfield Avenue,
    Website: the-idea-store.org
  • February 27, 2015

    [FRIDAY FORUM LECTURE] Hunger as an Interfaith Issue

    What: Friday Forum lecture “Hunger as an Interfaith Issue”
    Who: Rev. Jennifer Bailey (Faith Matters Network)
    Where: Latzer Hall at the Y, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
    Time: At noon (12:00pm)
    Cost: Free and open to the Public

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820, IL
    Website: www.universityymca.org/friday_forum/
  • February 27, 2015

    40 North Untitled — A Late-Night Fundraiser

    We've reinvented our annual fundraiser with 40 North UNTITLED, one-of-a-kind, late night even on Friday, February 27th! We invite art lovers, supporters, and the general public for a night of artful entertainment!

    Complimentary Cocktail Bar | Local Craft Beer | Interactive Custom Screen Printed T-Shirt sale by Wieskamp | Orginial Art Sale | Wine & Craft Brew Wall Raffle | Huge Raffle Prizes | Pastry Shoppe Collection | Specialty Coffee Bar | DJ + Dancing

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 346 N Neil, Champaign, IL
    Website: 40north.org
  • February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015

    Illini Club Hockey vs. Eastern Michigan University

    The University of Illinois Club Hockey Team will take on Eastern Michigan University at the University of Illinois Ice Arena. For more information on this event or Illini Club Hockey, please visit the University of Illinois Club Hockey website

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 406 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: illinihockey.pointstreaksites.com/view/illinihockey/illini-schedule-2
  • February 28, 2015

    Black & Latino Male Summit

    The theme of the 2015 Black and Latino Male Summit (BLMS) is An Exploration of Identity: Who Are You? Who Do They Think You Are? This year’s summit strives to provide a forum for Black and Latino men to discuss issues of identity and to create strategies to explore, develop, and protect their identities. The summit aims to create an experience that sparks reflection and ignites action from its participants. Furthermore, the organizers and sponsors of this summit seek to promote camaraderie, coalition building, and community between Black and Latino men.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1900 South 1st Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: oiir.illinois.edu/
  • February 28, 2015

    Illini Women's Basketball vs. Michigan

    Cheer on the Illini Women's Basketball team as they take on Michigan at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois Campus! 

    For more information on the Illini Women's Basketball team or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit the Illini Athletics Website. 

    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 28, 2015

    Fighting Illini Men's Basketball vs. Northwestern

    It's officially basketball season in Chambana! Throw on your best orange and blue gear and get excited to cheer on the Illini Men's Basketball team at the State Farm Center! 

    For more information on Illinois Athletics or the Illini Men's Basketball Team, please visit the Fighting Illini website

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 1800 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.fightingillini.com
  • February 28, 2015

    State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico

    Creating a source of deep national pride, the State Symphony Orchestra of México and its director/founder Enrique Bátiz promote Mexican culture and identity throughout the country and abroad. Bátiz began his musical career as an international concert pianist before finding his calling as a conductor. In addition to leading the State Symphony Orchestra of México, he enjoys conducting engagements with major international orchestras and served as principal guest conductor of England’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com

February 2015