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July 2014

July 2014

  • March 6, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    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
  • October 1, 2013 - December 30, 2014

    Orpheum Toddler Tuesday

    Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.

    Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 346 North Neil , Downtown Champaign , IL 61820, IL
  • October 7, 2013 - September 29, 2014

    Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local Music Scene 1980-1986

    Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal civil rights for all citizens.

    Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Location: 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL
  • January 15, 2014 - December 17, 2014

    Weekly Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    Every Wednesday

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 55 E Main Street, Champaign, IL
  • January 16, 2014 - December 18, 2014

    Comedy Karaoke - Open Mic Stand Up Night

    Every other Thursday Night Champaign-Urbana Comedy allows you a chance to get on stage and try your hand at Stand Up Comedy. Perform along side feature acts from Comedy Clubs across the Midwest, as well as local performers and even first timers (that could be you!)

    Only so many spots a show, so sign ups are done in advance. This is an Open Mic, so anyone can sign up. Want to get on stage and tell some jokes or a funny story? E-mail to find out availability.

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 207 W Clark, Champaign, IL
  • April 6, 2014 - August 10, 2014

    Exhibit: "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags"

    For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context for these dazzling sequin- and bead-encrusted ceremonial banners.

    Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
  • May 2, 2014 - August 22, 2014

    Prairie Skies

    Fridays through August 22 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. Adults $5; students, seniors, and kids $4, at the door. No show on July 4.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
  • 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: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
  • May 24, 2014 - September 13, 2014

    2014 Music Among the Vines concert

    Alto Vineyards has been a leader in the Illinois wine industry for over 20 years and has won over 700 awards in both national and international competitions. At its location here in Champaign, Alto Vineyards is now making a name for itself as a music venue. Situated far enough from the city to be a refreshing change from the bar scene and close enough for a quick drive out, Alto Vineyards presents the best of both worlds in the realm of local music and Illinois wine.

    Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 4210 N. Duncan Road, Champaign, IL
  • May 30, 2014 - August 8, 2014

    "Fire Burne and Cauldron Bubble:" Witchcraft at the Dawn of Modernity

    Between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, a specter was haunting Europe, the specter of witchcraft. The West was swept by the growing preoccupation of ecclesiastical and secular authorities with the threat posed by witches—that is, by people, most often women, who were believed to be practitioners of magic, working in concert with diabolical powers toward the subversion of Christian society.

    Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: 1408 W. Gregory Drive , Urbana, IL
  • May 30, 2014 - August 22, 2014

    Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

    Fridays through August 22

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
  • June 5, 2014 - July 31, 2014

    The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

    Thursdays through July 31

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
  • June 5, 2014 - July 31, 2014

    The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

    Thursdays through July 31 New! 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. Adults $5; students, seniors, and kids $4, at the door.

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
  • June 11, 2014 - September 3, 2014

    On Farm Sales & Open House

    Visit Prairie Fruits Farm every Wednesday in the summer to sample and purchase their award-winning goat cheese! Don't miss out on a variety of flavors of goat's milk gelato. U-Pick is also available on Wednesdays when fruit is available. Special guests and vendors rotate each week, so visit for more information.

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, IL
  • June 14, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    Fitness in the Forest

    Join us for a morning of healthy and fun fitness activities incorporating cardio, strength training, and stretching in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Close-toed shoes, sun protection, mat/towel, water bottle, and comfortable clothing are recommended. Meet at the showerhouse parking lot. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Program may be cancelled if there is inclement weather; please contact us if you have a question. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-1268 or

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Location: 3485 CR 2700E, Penfield, IL
  • June 16, 2014 - August 25, 2014

    Playscape Mondays

    Join us for Playscape Mondays, each Monday from June 2 to August 25! A naturalist will be on hand with exploratory tools and/or a live animal! Remember to dress to get dirty. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or

    Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Location: 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd., Homer, IL
  • July 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014

    Knot Forgotten: The Tennyson Library of Crochet at Illinois

    Join the Rare Book & Manuscript Library as it celebrates the acquisition of the Tennyson Library of Crochet. There will be an exhibit on the first floor of the Main Library and in the Marshall Gallery, in addition to a variety of great events.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL
  • July 11, 2014 - August 20, 2014

    Your Campus, Your Town

    Your Campus, Your Town by Illinois student Rajat Saksena will debut on Friday, July 11 in the Illini Union Art Gallery at 4:30pm.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL
  • July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014

    Life Itself by The Champaign Park District

    Following its downstate Illinois premiere at the 2014 Ebertfest, Life Itself returns to the Virginia for a week of special screenings starting July 28th!

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
  • July 31, 2014

    Krannert Uncorked with the Prairie Dogs, Bluegrass

    With this band’s lively bluegrass, patriotic tunes, folk-laced melodies from the American Songbook, jazz, and swing, Krannert Uncorked will be like spending a prairie night singing around the campfire. This week’s beverage samples are from Friar Tuck.

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL

July 2014