The word "tradition" denotes something that is handed down from the past; it generally implies changelessness and venerability. Nonetheless, the artistic traditions of Japan that are highlighted in this exhibition show another side of things that have been transmitted from the past—that is, their inherent instability. The series of displays in this installation demonstrate how Japanese artists appropriated iconographical motifs common to Chinese objects to invent traditions that acquired an authenticity that is uniquely theirs.
Fridays at 7:00 p.m. through May
A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's starry 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. $5 adults; $4 students, seniors and kids, at the door.
In 1994, brothers Tom and William Kelly and their friend Kevin Hasson joined together as The Bogside Artists. Having personally experienced the unfolding of the Northern Irish “Troubles,” they united to express the struggle for civil rights in their community through the Ulster tradition of using murals for social commentary. This exhibit features murals and text that provide a balanced commentary on the history of Northern Ireland. From Protest to Peace is on loan from the Georgia Southern University Museum
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana
Wednesdays through February 5, 2014
Come 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.
The University Library’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library and Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, along with the Spurlock Museum, are planning several events this spring to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.
The Spurlock Museum joins the UI's Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music in celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, "Casino Royale." Unlike all the other Bond novels, which were sold to a single company, Eon Productions, for filming, Casino Royale went through several producers and was made into three startlingly different films.
The Illini Union Art Gallery will show Stateline: Portrayals of the Lower Wabash River Landscape during the month of May.
This collection of work was developed in a Department of Landscape Architecture Design Workshop led by Assistant Professor Stephen Sears focusing on digital visualization as a method for indexing geo-humanist research. Participants conducted investigations on one geographic territory from among a series of
Fridays & Saturdays until June 29
The beauty of a starlit sky conceals violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to black holes, to a possible encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. Narrated by Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors and children under 12, available at the door.
Fridays through August 23
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 in this traditional planetarium show. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors and children under 12, available at the door.
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. through August 1
Explore the night sky with our friends from Sesame StreetTM. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu as they take an imaginary trip to the Moon. See how the Moon is different from the Earth and learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star from your backyard. This interactive show for young children was co-produced by the Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, the Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors and children under 12, available at the door.
Thursdays through August 1
A jungle adventurer uses a magical camera to take visitors on an exciting safari through the Solar System. The Sun, Moon, planets, and dwarf planets come to life, taking on unique personalities and describing their own characteristics and eccentricities. Learn about the planets and the current status of Pluto. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors and children under 12, available at the door.
Tuesdays through July 30
New for 2013! Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly. Learn about the history and future of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators—like you! Join us in this collaboration with the Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul! Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors and children under 12, available at the door.
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-8 p.m., Gallery Lounge
Music by Parkland College Guitar Ensemble and Award Ceremony at 7 p.m.
Additional Gallery Talk: Digital Media Design by Paul Young on Wednesday, June 19 in the Art Gallery
The Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition will be on display at the Parkland Art Gallery Monday, May 13 through Thursday, June 20. A reception honoring the students will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery lounge with an awards ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m.
Come see the nation's top collegiate tennis players compete for a National Championship!
Team Championships: May 16-21
Singles/Doubles Championships: May 22-27
Tickets on sale now! Single-session: Adult-$10/Youth-$8 Groups of 10 or more: $5 each (must be ordered in advance) For more information or to order your tickets call 1-866-ILLINI-1 or visit NCAA.com/tickets
Singles/Doubles Championships: May 22-27
Come see the nation's top collegiate tennis players compete for a National Championship! Tickets on sale now! Single-session: Adult-$10/Youth-$8 Groups of 10 or more: $5 each (must be ordered in advance) For more information or to order your tickets call 1-866-ILLINI-1 or visit NCAA.com/tickets
Finding Voices: After-School Arts Program (ASAP) Student Art Show
May 24-28th, 2013
Opening reception: May 24th, Friday, 7-9pm
Opening and activities for the whole family: May 25th, Saturday 1-3:30pm
Design for Justice
Franklin Middle School
Teacher: Emily Denis
Garden Hills Elementary School
Teacher: Daniella Pavlic
Urbana Middle School
Teacher: Rusty Clevanger
The Chanute Air Museum is honored to host a meeting of Red Star Pilots Association over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-26.) We hope to have anywhere from 8 to 18 YAK 50/52 aircraft in the skies over Rantoul and on the airport ramp. Attached is a flyer with more details about the event. For additional information on the Red Star Pilots Association go to http://www.flyredstar.org/.
Saturday, May 25
TAKE ME FISHING
Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield, 9 – 11 a.m.
Our fun loving staff has three full days of great free activities planned for you and your little swimmers. Grab the kids, put on your sunscreen, and get your summer started in style with the staff of the Sholem Aquatic Center! We'll also be honoring our United States military personnel by offering them free admission all weekend long (must show valid military ID at time of entry). Activities include:
Weekends, May 25 – Sept 1
NATURALIST PROGRAMS AT THE MIDDLE FORK CAMPGROUND Campground, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3485 County Road 2700 E, Penfield, Time varies Each weekend, the campground naturalist offers a variety of programs and activities. FREE. Be sure to check the current schedule on our website at www.ccfpd.org, or contact the naturalist at the campground host cabin (217) 595-5692.
Unravel the mysteries of the mind with a program highlighting the research of neuroscientists at the University of Illinois. Explore many interesting topics including: Why is what I see different from what you see? Ways and whys of how some animals can grow full body parts! What makes me tick…tock? Understanding our ups and downs across the day.
Music for a Cure takes over Boomerangs Bar and Grill on May 25 at 7 pm.
HOH from 7-8 pm
The Third Wheels 8-9 pm
Decorated bras and boxers available to vote on your favorite
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Highdive is hosing Play or Pose Part Deux featuring Dave Pirner from Soul Asylum on May 25. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Scheduled performers are the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the March Battle of the Bands competition.
Weather pending, so check with the Champaign Park District for event details.
As former Chicago Cub Ernie Banks would say, "It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!" Enjoy Memorial Day with some high school baseball at the home of the Big Ten's University of Illinois Fighting Illini at Illinois Field. Come out and cheer on your team as they compete for a chance to participate in the 2013 IHSA Baseball State Championships the following weekend! Two super sectional champions will be crowned in Class 1A & 2A. First pitch of game one is slated for 12, Noon with second game slated for 3:00.
The Champaign-Urbana Film Society (CUFS) launched the Pens To Lens Screenwriting Competition with the goal of creating an opportunity for K-12 Students to participate in the local ﬁlmmaking community by writing original screenplays for short ﬁlms. Without knowing what to expect, the CUFS received over 120 screenplay submissions from students aged 5 to 18. NINE scripts have been chosen to be produced by local ﬁlmmakers who are members of Champaign Movie Makers (CMM).
Join us for an evening of music at Indi Go Artist Co-Op on May 30th, from 7:30 pm. Cody Sokolski will play a solo set, followed by a set with Cody and The Gateway Drugs.
Cody Sokolski: vocals and guitar
Katie Flynn: vocals and percussion
Keith Norton: upright bass
Friday Night Live is back and better than ever this summer! Every Friday night from 6 to 8 pm, May 31 through August 16, Downtown Champaign will host a free street-side performances at three locations: Neil & Church, Neil & Park and Walnut & Chester. Performances include an eclectic mix of music, dance, sidewalk art contests, face painting, balloon art and art showcases throughout downtown. For more information and a list of each week’s performers please visit www.fnlchampaign.com or ‘like’ FNL Champaign on Facebook.