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March 2015

March 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: 11:00 am - 12:00 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 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 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 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 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 11, 2015 - January 15, 2016

    The Red Cross: A Soldier’s Best Friend

    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

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1103 South 6th Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/
  • 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 27, 2015 - April 10, 2015

    [Art @ the Y] Exhibition "HERstory" by CJ McCarrick

    Please come and see the exhibition "HERstory", new work by CJ McCarrick.
    Duration: HERstory is on view in the Y's Murphy Gallery through April 10, 2015.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
    Where: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL (Corner of Wright & Chalmers)
    Cost: Free and open to the public

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
  • March 5, 2015 - May 21, 2015

    Japan House Tea Ceremony

    Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.

    Join us for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado, or the Way of Tea, is one of the most ancient and revered arts of Japan. During the ceremony, you will be served a bowl of matcha tea and a Japanese sweet.

    Reservations are recommended because we sometimes sell out. Call with your credit card information in order to make a reservation. Refunds will be given if you cancel the day before the ceremony (by Wednesday at 3:00 for a Thursday tea, and by Friday at noon before a Saturday tea).

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu
  • March 12, 2015 - April 5, 2015

    The Eric Show

    The Illini Union Art Gallery will display the sixth annual The Eric Show Thursday, March 12 through Friday, April 5. An opening reception will take place on Thursday at 5pm. Light refreshments will be served.

    The Eric Show commemorates the life of Dale Steffenson’s son, Eric, who lost his life just after graduating high school a semester early in 1970. He was an accomplished and award-winning artist with hopes to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign as an art major.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
  • March 14, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    "Zula Patrol: Under the Weather"

    Saturdays

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • March 21, 2015 - April 18, 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/
  • March 21, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    Prairie Fruits Farm Spring Saturday Open Houses

    Every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

    The 2015 Season kicks off on Saturday March 21st and runs through April 25th. Each Saturday morning, from 9 AM to 12 noon.

    We'll be selling our cheeses, goat milk yogurt, and various flavors of gelato. Other area farmer friends will be here to sell their early season offerings.  We will also have some artisan friends joining us with baked goods, and more.  This is a great time to come out visit the farm, see some of the new babies, and get an early taste of spring.

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.prairiefruits.com/
  • March 26, 2015

    Senior Spelling Bee

    Can you spell palindrome?  Or malapropism?  How about minuscule?

    Well then grab your honey, and show off your spelling talents at a Senior Spelling Bee. It’s a fun and brain-healthy activity, and it’s FREE!!

    Here’s the BUZZ in our community:

    DATE: Thursday, March 26, 2015 TIME: 10:00 a.m.

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 201 N. Third St., St. Joseph, IL
  • March 26, 2015

    Dead Poets Society (1989)

    Date/Time(s): March26th, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) March Movie Madness: Robin Williams Week A Tribute to Robin Williams – Join us for five of the most acclaimed films made by one of the greatest comic actors of all time. Dead Poets Society (1989) English teacher John Keating inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.. (R) 128 mins
    For more information feel free to call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit our website at www.thevirgnia.org. Hope to see you there!

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign , IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • March 27, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    Spring Fling Shop Hop

    Friday, March 27, 10 am - 5 pm
    Saturday, March 28, 10 am - 5 pm
    Sunday, March 29, Noon - 4 pm

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 120 S. Main Street, Homer, IL
  • March 27, 2015

    Good Will Hunting (1997)

    Date/Time(s): March27th, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) March Movie Madness: Robin Williams Week A Tribute to Robin Williams – Join us for five of the most acclaimed films made by one of the greatest comic actors of all time. Good Will Hunting (1997) Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (R) 126 mins

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign , IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • March 27, 2015

    Big Band in the Mansion @ Allerton Park

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello , IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu/
  • March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    WCIA 3 Home & Garden Expo

    WCIA 3 Creative Construction by Design Home & Garden Expo moves to a new location for 2015 at the Fluid Event Center. The Expo is March 28th & 29th, 2015. For over a decade, WCIA 3 has teamed up with area companies and vendors to showcase home improvement and gardening ideas for Central Illinois.
    Admission and parking are FREE to the public plus food and snacks are available at the concession stand.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.illinoishomepage.net/Home-Garden-Expo
  • March 28, 2015

    Still Mind Present Moment Open Heart Teaching

    “Still Mind Present Moment Open Heart Teaching” March 28, 2015 
    @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign,  309 W. Green Street Urbana
    A day long teaching for lasting peace of mind. 

    The Still Mind
    The Still Mind is the hope of the world because in the Still Mind, there is peace.  When thoughts cease to impinge on a person's consciousness, then what is left is peaceful wholeness of being.  All true and great creative processes begin in a Still Mind because one is free to choose any creative thought.

    The Present Moment

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 309 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL, IL
  • March 28, 2015

    Create Your Own Dinosaur Habitat

    Kids will design their own terrariums using live plants and toy dinosaurs to take home and enjoy. They will learn about mosses and how to keep their tiny rainforests healthy. $5.00 per child (registration is limited to 10 children) Contact Susan Voskuil at (217)586-2612 or svoskuil@ccfpd.org to register.

    Time: 9:30 am
    Location: Museum Education Center, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.museumofthegrandprairie.org/
  • March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    Crackle & Pop Vinyl Sale/Exchange and Party

    On Saturday March 28, I4C and DJ Ricky Wells will be hosting a vinyl sale and party. It's like record store day but for your home collection!

    1-6pm: Vinyl Sale/Exchange / No Entry Fee / All Ages
    There will be a raffle with prizes and tons of vinyl for sale!! We will have a sign up sheet posted that will, on a first come first served basis, let people play one side of their favorite record throughout the event!

    If you are interested in selling vinyl at the event you can sign up for table space at the following rates.

    $20 gets you an 8' table
    $15 gets you a 6' table

    Time: 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
    Location: 111 S. Walnut St., Champaign, IL
    Website: http://institute4creativity.org/
  • March 28, 2015

    Zahn Learning Center Open Hours: South Asian Seams special exhibit crafts

    Enhance your Spurlock Museum experience with hands-on activities in the Zahn Learning Center. During ZLC Open Hours (ZLC OH), visitors of all ages enjoy engaged learning through exhibit-related crafts and access to teaching artifacts and books. The quilts in the new Campbell Gallery exhibit, South Asian Seams, are full of intricate designs and include a number of animals. Crafters can make a camel, elephant, snake, or peacock from a variety of materials, inspired by the artifacts on display. $2 per crafter.

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.spurlock.illinois.edu/
  • March 28, 2015

    Steamboat Bill Jr. @ The Virginia

    This 1928 feature-length comedy silent film features Buster Keaton and has come to be regarded as a masterpiece of its era. Released by United Artists, the film was the last product of Keaton's independent production team and set of gag writers.

     Tickets: $6 (includes pre-show performance by David Schroeder, organist)

    On Sale: Friday, August 18, 2014 – 10:00 A.M. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org/
  • March 30, 2015

    Rookie Cooks

    Experts from U of I Extension lead this fun, hands-on cooking class for school-age children. Kids can sample what they cook!

    Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaign.org/
  • March 31, 2015

    #manyvoices: A Campus Conversation on Diversity Speaker Series: "Racial Microaggressions at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign" by Stacy Harwood

    Professor Harwood's research, rooted in social justice, focuses on the emerging field of planning for difference and diversity. She has co-authored numerous articles about Racial Microaggressions at the University of Illinois Urbana campus, including two reports with testimonials from students of color about their experiences in the resident halls and classrooms.

    Inclusive Illinois has partnered with the Chancellor, Provost, Deans, and campus leadership to conduct a series of campus conversations around the question "How do we build an inclusive Illinois?"

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.spurlock.illinois.edu/
  • March 31, 2015

    Mountainfilm on Tour- Champaign/Urbana

    Champaign Surplus proudly presents the 18th Annual Mountainfilm on Tour — Champaign/Urbana. The Mountainfilm in Telluride film festival showcases leading independent documentary films from around the world, chosen based on Mountainfilm's mission to educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, and conversations worth sustaining. A selection of festival films then hits the road on tour.

    We've put together an inspiring & action-packed selection of films once again for our 2015 showing.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: 126 West Church Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignsurplus.com/Mountainfilm

March 2015