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April 2015

April 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 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
  • 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 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 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 31, 2015 - December 31, 2015

    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
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • April 3, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    "Dynamic Earth"

    Fridays & Saturdays

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • April 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015

    [Art @ Y] "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

    Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

    Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 15, 2015 - April 19, 2015

    17th Annual Ebertfest: Roger Ebert's Film Festival

    The College of Media at Illinois presents the 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival!

    Held every April inside downtown Champaign’s Historic Virginia Theatre, Ebertfest continues its proud tradition in 2015 with its 17th annual film festival.

    Festival passes go on-sale starting at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, here at www.thevirginia.org, at the Virginia Theatre box office, and by phone at 217.356.9053.

    Time: 8:15 pm
    Location: 203 W Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.ebertfest.com/
  • April 17, 2015 - May 14, 2015

    [Art @ Y] "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

    Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

    CUAS Starwatch

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society for an evening with the stars. We’ll meet at the Activity Center at 8 p.m. for a short presentation by Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake, then drive to the North Waterfowl Management Area to view the stars, planets, and more! Weather-permitting, the program will go until midnight, but you may leave when you wish. No cloud date. Free. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Location: Activity Center, Mahomet , IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 19, 2015

    Exhibit Opening: Hidden Underfoot - Historical Archaeology in Illinois

    In collaboration with the Illinois State Archaeology Survey, the Museum of the Grand Prairie’s special exhibit for 2015 features six historical archaeology sites including two in Champaign County, the Nine-Gal Tavern and the Brownfield Blacksmith Site. We’ll explore history through dioramas featuring the reconstructions of four excavated structures: a pottery, a brewery, a tavern and a home. To open this exhibit we’ll have a special lecture at 2 p.m. from Illinois State Archaeological Survey historical archaeologist Mark Branstner.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 950 N. Lombard Street, Mahomet , IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 19, 2015

    Thai Yoga Massage Playshop

    Thai Yoga Massage Playshop
    With Mary Wolters

    Sunday April 19, 2015
    1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    “Lazy Man’s Yoga”, as it is referred to in Thailand, is a form of partner yoga that combines gentle stretching, acupressure, and breath work in one beautiful and meditative experience. The effects include more energy and a deep sense of relaxation.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.heartsopening52.eventbrite.com
  • April 19, 2015

    Historical Archaeology on the Illinois

    Presenter: Mark Branstner, Illinois State Archaeological Survey Historical occupation of Illinois dates back more than 300 years. Residents included Native Americans, French trappers and traders, and American settlers. Because so much of Illinois is rural and agricultural, much of Illinois’ archaeological treasure has been preserved. Thousands of archaeological sites sometimes complement, sometimes conflict with, and often complete the historical record. This lecture will trace the development of the discipline of historical archaeology in Illinois from its beginnings to today. Free.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Museum Education Center, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 19, 2015

    Historical Archaeology on the Illinois Frontier: A Retrospective

    Presenter: Mark Branstner, Illinois State Archaeological Survey Historical occupation of Illinois dates back more than 300 years. Residents included Native Americans, French trappers and traders, and American settlers. Because so much of Illinois is rural and agricultural, much of Illinois’ archaeological treasure has been preserved. Thousands of archaeological sites sometimes complement, sometimes conflict with, and often complete the historical record. This lecture will trace the development of the discipline of historical archaeology in Illinois from its beginnings to today. Free.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Museum Education Center, Mahomet , IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 19, 2015

    Meditation Workshop @ Japan House

    Japan House will offer a workshop on meditation for anyone interested in learning the Art of Meditation. Buddhist monk, Kokai Matsushita will be here to demonstrate how to be stress-free. This will be limited to 25 people, so call with your credit card and reserve your space!

    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/
  • April 22, 2015

    Champaign Police Department Community Meeting

    The Champaign Police Department wants and needs your feedback! We welcome our citizens, from youth to senior, to joint in the discussion around CPD’s action plans for success.

    The mission of the Champaign Police Department is to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts with our community.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 1401 W Green Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: ci.champaign.il.us/departments/police/
  • April 22, 2015 - April 27, 2015

    Central High School presents Grease

    April 22-27 at 7:00 p.m.
    April 26 at 2:30 p.m.

    Awopbopaloobop awopbamboom!  Central High School will present the musical, Grease, April 22-25 at 7pm and April 26 at 2:30pm. The musical contains songs written for the movie, as well. Cost is $13 for adults and $7 for students and tickets will be available only at the door which open 1/2 hour before show time. Come see the beloved movie performed live by our incredibly talented Central students!

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 610 W University Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.champaignschools.org/
  • April 23, 2015 - April 24, 2015

    Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

    April 23, 2015 - 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    April 24, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Marathon & Beyond and Body n’ Sole present the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, sponsored by Great Harvest Bread Company, on Thursday, April 23, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Location: 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.illinoismarathon.com/expo.php
  • April 23, 2015

    Spring 2015 YWCA Women’s Achievement Celebration

    The YWCA Leadership Awards were created to recognize the achievements and contributions of exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses in the greater Champaign-Urbana community who work to advance the mission of the YWCA. In addition to their routine duties and responsibilities, recipients of the leadership awards often go the extra mile to get involved in programs and activities that benefit the communities in which they live and work. These individuals display leadership, initiative, creativity, and dedication.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 1900 South First St, Champaign, IL
  • April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    Seventh Annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

    The 7th Annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon will take over Champaign County April 24-26! This flat and fast course offers a beautiful, scenic tour of Champaign's revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods and awesome, paved park trails.

    Thousands of friendly, fun fans and volunteers from around the community will exemplify Midwest Hospitality. Participants will receive first-class race shirts, medals, food and fanfare.

    Time: (All day)
    Website: www.illinoismarathon.com/
  • April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    In a loving send-up of the frivolous musicals of the Jazz Age, past and present hilariously collide in this tuneful and masterfully meta musical! A die-hard musical theatre fan is playing his favorite cast album “The Drowsy Chaperone,” on his turntable, and as he listens, the musical literally bursts to life in his apartment, telling the story of a vivacious Broadway starlet trying to find her true love! Throw in a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone, and you've got an evening of musical comedy gold!

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Carbondale, IL
    Website: theatre.parkland.edu/
  • April 25, 2015

    Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Festival

    Bourbon, Beer & Bacon will take place on April, 25 from 2-10 PM. This will be a great opportunity for members of the community to come out to the Fluid Event Center and try hundreds of different types of bourbon and beer, as well as enjoy everyone's favorite... BACON!

    Time: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 601 North Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • April 25, 2015

    Invasive Investigators

    Did you know that May is Invasive Species Awareness Month? With May right around the corner, now is the time to investigate species like garlic mustard, zebra mussels, and Osage orange. We’ll discuss how invasive species were introduced to this area and what efforts have been made to limit their spread. You’ll leave this program with plenty of knowledge and ideas on how you can help get rid of invasive species! Free. For info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Homer Lake Interpretive Center, Homer, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 25, 2015

    Serious Monkey Business

    Serious Monkey Business
    with Maggie Taylor

    Experience deeper poses, greater balance, compassion, trust and play during partner yoga (AKA AcroYoga). Maggie will guide you and your friend(s) through yoga poses that use counter-balance and collaboration. May include Asana, partner stretching, monkeying around, dancing and “flying.” With effective communication and yoga basics in place an AcroYoga practice will be silly, safe, and enjoyable. Come ready to play. Bring a friend or sweetheart. No prior AcroYoga experience required.

    $30 per person

    Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
  • April 25, 2015

    Serious Monkey Business

    Serious Monkey Business
    With Maggie Taylor

    Saturday April 25th 2:30-5:00 pm

    Experience deeper poses, greater balance, compassion, trust and play during partner yoga (AKA AcroYoga). Maggie will guide you and your friend(s) through yoga poses that use counter-balance and collaboration. May include Asana, partner stretching, monkeying around, dancing and “flying.” With effective communication and yoga basics in place an AcroYoga practice will be silly, safe, and enjoyable. Come ready to play. Bring a friend or sweetheart. No prior AcroYoga experience required.

    Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.heartsopening52.eventbrite.com
  • April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

    AMASONG Spring Concert

    7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25
    4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 26

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 809 S. Fifth St. , champaign, IL
    Website: amasong.org
  • April 26, 2015

    Farmsteads, Communities, and Global Markets: Winnowing Meaning from Illinois Farmsteads

    Presenter: Dr. Michael Gregory, DePaul University Rural households progressed from frontier farmers to commercial agriculturists during the 19th century. The historical farmsteads of Illinois tell a dynamic story about the settlement, growth, and transformation of the state as it grew. By looking at both archaeology and history much can be told about ethnicity, the economy, transportation and shifting demographics in the 19th century. Learn about the Illinois farmstead from below the surface, literally! Free. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or vhall@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 26, 2015

    Forest to Mansion: Morel Mushroom Dinner

    Take "know your food" to the next level. Join Allerton's Natural Areas Manager Nate Beccue on a memorable and educational hike through the Allerton woods as you forage for morel mushrooms and learn to identify other spring edibles.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road , Monticello , IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu/
  • April 26, 2015

    An Evening with David Sedaris

    With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, DAVID SEDARIS has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms & political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of the collections of personal essays Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, & Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, all of which have become bestsellers.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • April 27, 2015

    Champaign Police Department Community Meeting

    The Champaign Police Department wants and needs your feedback! We welcome our citizens, from youth to senior, to joint in the discussion around CPD’s action plans for success.

    The mission of the Champaign Police Department is to serve our public by the unwavering protection of all citizens, through unconditional respect and collaborative efforts with our community.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 913 S Crescent Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: ci.champaign.il.us/departments/police/
  • April 27, 2015

    Letterboxing - Look, Locate, Lasso

    Would you be interested in a hobby that combines artistic creations with treasure hunts in parks, forests, and cities all around the world? This hobby allows you to seek out hidden letterboxes by flowing clues and cracking codes. Letterboxers sign in to hidden guest books and make impressions of pieces of art usually in the form of a unique hand-carved stamp.

    Time: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 201 N. Third, PO Box 259, St. Joseph, IL
  • April 30, 2015

    Spirited Fun for the Run

    Join us for a night of socializing, drinks, appetizers, and music with 100% of proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Learn about the Champaign to Peoria St. Jude Run. Tickets are $15 and $5 for kids 12 and under. Mixology 101 class is $10 per person. Learn to make your favorite drinks!

    Buy tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirited-fun-for-the-run-tickets-1618997264...

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 2511 Village Green Pl, Champaign IL , IL
    Website: custjuderun.org
  • April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    In a loving send-up of the frivolous musicals of the Jazz Age, past and present hilariously collide in this tuneful and masterfully meta musical! A die-hard musical theatre fan is playing his favorite cast album “The Drowsy Chaperone,” on his turntable, and as he listens, the musical literally bursts to life in his apartment, telling the story of a vivacious Broadway starlet trying to find her true love! Throw in a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone, and you've got an evening of musical comedy gold!

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

April 2015