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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.
Every Wednesday from May 6th to September 16th, 5-7pm, you can find fresh produce, homemade treats, and handmade items for sale in downtown Homer. A great way to eat healthy and support your local growers. If you would like to participate please contact Susan Forsyth in the evenings at 896-8004, or email her at email@example.com.
Join us for Patio Play at Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar every Thursday through September 3. Enjoy the beautiful weather with dinner and live music from local performers on our patio. Patio Play will take place every Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Sundays from May 24 - August 30
The Champaign Park District is coming to your neighborhood! This summer gather your friends, family, and neighbors as they host the Sounds of Sunset events throughout Champaign. Each events will include an array of activities such as live music, inflatables and more! Best of all – these events are free! Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments.
May 24: 6:30p-8p; Hessel Park; Big Bluestem String Band
May 31: 6-8p; Robeson Park; Upshot
Tuesdays from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
The Land Connection Champaign Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity for Champaign-area residents to purchase locally-produced fruit, vegetables, dairy, and baked goods. The Market takes place every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through October 27 in Parking Lot M at 310-330 N. Neil, in Champaign, Illinois. Shoppers will have the chance to buy all kinds of great food in season from a variety of local producers. The Market also provides an opportunity for people to buy great locally-produced food during the work week.
Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Want to visit the farm this summer? Can’t make the Saturday farmers’ markets and want to buy our cheese and gelato and some locally grown produce? Well, we have the solution for you. We host a farm open house-on-farm sale every Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 PM from mid May through early September. The first open house of 2015 is Wednesday, May 13th.
Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shop local produce grown right here at the University of Illinois. The Sustainable Student Farm is a small scale vegetable farm operated within the Crop Sciences Department. Shop fresh seasonal produce on the quad!
Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
The Champaign Center Partnership is proud to once again make Thursdays your best day of the week with 13 Thursdays in Campustown all summer long. Enjoy great discounts every Thursday between graduation and the return of students in August. Participating businesses have rolled out the best deals you’ll find anywhere in CU! This year we are very excited to add live entertainment and activities to 13 Thursdays giving you even more reasons to visit Campustown, explore and return the following Thursdays!
Every Monday 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., June 1 through August 31
Join us for Playscape Mondays, each Monday from June 1 to August 31! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday at 9:00 a.m. — June 13-August 29 (excluding July 1)
Come outside to experience the joy of yoga! Join the Urbana Park District, your community, and a variety of talented yoga instructors as we take to beautiful Meadowbrook Park for yoga in the open-air.
Every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join us for Museum Mondays at the Museum of the Grand Prairie! Each Monday bring the kids out for an educational and hands-on activity. Each Monday focuses on a new and different topic, all of which have some connection to the museum. This is a great way to get out and spend time with other young folks during the summer!
It’s summer, a perfect time to try something new and fun! Come dance with us at the Illini Swing Society's FREE weekly Thursday night dances from 9-11 pm, starting June 25th (until July 30th)!
No special shoes or partner needed. Try a class on June 25th for free for a taster.
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.