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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Chicago-based artist Christopher Schneberger creates scenario images in which temporal and paranormal phenomena are investigated. His work involves the supernatural and tropes of historical exhibitions, blurring the line between fact and fiction with supporting documents, authentic and counterfeit, which are exhibited along with the photographic work.
Saturdays | Orpheum Children's Museum | 1-3pm
Join us for DIY Weekend Wizards at Orpheum Children's Science Museum! A new topic is available each week, and often with a community partner. Grab a friend to make, create and collaborate with on Do It Yourself projects and science experiments. Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. Free with admission.
Check out the full Calendar of Events at http://www.orpheumkids.org/calendar/
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
What: Friday Forum Lecture "Justice in The Global Food Economy"
Who: Kelsey Timmerman is the author of “Where Am I Eating?”
Where: Latzer Hall at the Y, 1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Time: At noon (12:00pm)
Cost: Free and open to the Public
KAM offers two free yoga classes each week: one on Thursdays for museum members and a weekly Friday session that is open to the public.
Each class introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing asanas (poses), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The classes are located in KAM Lower Level, Classroom Studio B
The public is cordially invited to attend the Orpheum Wine Gala presented by Art Mart to be held on Friday, January 30th at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, IL from 5pm-8pm. Cozy up with the warmth of good friends, spectacular surroundings, and samplings from a variety of vendors representing select vineyards from around the world. $20 for general admission gets you access to all samplings and a commemorative wine glass.
Ages 12 & under and accompanied by a parent or guardian Why should dads have all the fun? Moms put on your dancing shoes and bring out your son(s) for a fantastic evening out! Get ready to Twist and Shout, Macarena, Cha-Cha and more. This grand evening of music will also include a plated table-service dinner with a vegetarian option available (must request at time of registration), fun activities, and a goody bag for all
The University of Illinois Club Hockey Team will take on University of Oklahoma 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.
Bring your science lessons into the 21st Century with Project Learning Tree®, an award-winning environmental education activity guide designed for educators working with youth. This workshop will help educators (teachers, home school parents, youth group leaders, etc.) introduce their 2nd – 8th grade students to Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) concepts using the environment as the canvas.
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
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
This concert of improvised music concludes a workshop and residency by George A. Miller Visiting Artist and composer/percussionist Adam Rudolph. Hailed by The New York Timesas a “pioneer in world music” and byDownbeat as “a percussion wizard,” Rudolph brings together the traditions of African American improvisation, the trance ceremonies of Ghana, North Indian tabla playing, and his investigations with collaborators including Foday Musa Suso and Yusef Lateef to create what he calls an audio syncretic music fabric.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Series | Stravinsky and Beethoven each charted new directions in music with their bold creations. Stravinsky’s Petrushka, written for the famed Ballets Russes of Paris in 1911, calls forth an immense orchestra and pulsates with vivid details and evocative textures. With his Piano Concerto No. 5, often called theEmperor Concerto, Beethoven blazed new trails in the concerto form and offered some of his most heroic music in this epic work.