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October 2014

October 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
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • 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
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • 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
    Website: memphisonmain.com/
  • 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 jesse@cucomedy.com to find out availability.

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 207 W Clark, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.theclarkbar.com/
  • 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 1, 2014 - November 27, 2014

    Sustainable Student Farm Market

    Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Sustainable Student Farm on Anniversary Plaza behind the Illini Union, 1401 W Green St. on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The market will then be moved to the Student Farm cold storage area (Windsor and Race) and open for sales from 4:15- 6 p.m. A few pop-up locations will also be scheduled throughout the season with a “Folding Farm” produce cart. 

    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: University of Illinois Campus , Urbana, IL
    Website: thefarm.illinois.edu/
  • 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
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • 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 campnaturalist@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Location: 3485 CR 2700E, Penfield, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • 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 6, 2014 - December 31, 2014

    Tour the Historic Virginia Theatre

    Tours Every Wednesday
    Walk back in time to 1921 with a tour of the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia is now proud to offering weekly guided tours – free of charge – each and every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. 

     

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.thevirginia.org/
  • 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/
  • August 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    After the Front Line: Artists Who Served in the World Wars

    To complement "La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I", the exhibition "After the Front Line" presents works by artists who served in various capacities during World War I (1914–18) and World War II (1939–45). Viewers gain a sense of how military conflict can profoundly influence one’s artistic practice, as well as how it can alter artists’ worldviews and attitudes toward society. Some of the exhibited works offer scathing social commentaries while others expose the atrocious aftermath of war.

    Time: (All day)
    Champaign, IL
    Website: http://kam.illinois.edu/
  • August 29, 2014 - December 23, 2014

    La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I

    This exhibition presents objects from two important university collections—the first consisting of 105 large lithographic posters made as propaganda in support of the French war effort, and the second comprised of approximately 4,500 photographs, in all likelihood commissioned by the French Ministry of War. The posters’ creators range from some of the best-known graphic artists of the day—such as Adolphe Willette and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen—to illustrators now completely forgotten.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/exhibitions/current/
  • August 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    Goya's War: Los Desastres de la Guerra

    Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) created eighty etchings that comprise Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) in reaction to the Napoleonic invasion of Spain and the political turmoil that followed. The exhibition reconsiders the artist’s endeavor within its historical context by presenting the etchings in five groups—Carnage, Atrocity, Martyrdom, Famine, and Emphatic Caprices—that reveal Goya’s stylistic evolution over the four years (1810–14) during which he etched these plates.

    Time: (All day)
    Champaign, IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu/
  • August 29, 2014 - December 23, 2014

    With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years

    Printmaking flourished in Japan during the Allied Occupation (1945–52), despite the devastation of the war, which had left its mark not only in the burnt ruins of Tokyo but also in the faces of a starving population. Woodblock prints—together with dolls, fans, silks, and sake cups—were sought after as souvenirs among the nearly half million American soldiers stationed in Occupied Japan in 1946.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/exhibitions/current/
  • September 4, 2014 - December 18, 2014

    Japan House Tea Ceremony

    Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

    Enjoy the tranquility of the tea ceremony and a bowl of hand whipped green matcha tea with a traditional Japanese sweet.

    Reservations are recommended. Email japanhouse@illinois.edu to make a reservation. 

    Bring some white socks to wear so you can get up on the tatami mats, although we have a few we can lend you if you forget. If you think you might have troubles kneeling for a long time that’s no problem—-we can just pull a chair up to the tatami mats.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 2000 South Lincoln Avenue , Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.uiuc.edu/en/
  • September 5, 2014 - December 19, 2014

    Prairie Skies

    Fridays September 5 through December 19

    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 and how to find them. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission: $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, children under 12. No shows on: October 3 October 31 November 7 December 5

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • September 5, 2014 - November 22, 2014

    "Dynamic Earth"

    Fridays & Saturdays, September 5-November 22

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • September 16, 2014 - January 25, 2015

    Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala

    This exhibit celebrates not only the artistry and endurance of the Maya weaving tradition but also the cultural intelligence and creative force of the weavers themselves. More than 90 textiles coming from 32 highland towns are presented, each textile woven in a style that identifies the town of its weaver and the wearer. Exhibit areas address the links between the living and ancient Maya, the weaver and the backstrap loom, textiles for daily wear, the art of the traditional Maya blouse, or huipil, ceremonial cloths and clothing, and evidence of evolution in textile designs.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • September 24, 2014 - December 17, 2014

    Weekly Stand Up Showcase

    Every Wed Night at 8 (Seating at 7:30) C-U Comedy brings the "Weekly Stand Up Showcase" to the Memphis on Main stage. Voted "Best Place to See Comedy" in the "Best of C-U" for 2012 and 2013. Featuring different performers ranging from Comedy Club feature acts, Showcase performers, U of I students, and local performers who have stood out on open mics shows. Weekly with traveling comedy club performers: Jesse Tuttle, Esteban Gast, and Justin Tuttle. Visit cucomedy.com or @CUComedy on Twitter for all the information.

    No shows October 22 and November 26.

    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: 55 E Main Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cucomedy.com/
  • September 27, 2014 - November 29, 2014

    Forget the Rest: Hike and Relaxation

    Every Saturday morning

    Are you in need of a special time to relax and reflect? Join us as we hike in nature and forget about the rest of the world. This program will start with some light stretching and breathing exercises to calm your mind and body. This program is for adults and mature teens only, please. Registration is not required. $5 suggested donation. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Location: 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd, Homer, IL
  • October 2, 2014 - November 2, 2014

    Larry Kanfer's Illinois Trilogy

    Famed photographer Larry Kanfer will bring his collection, Illinois Trilogy, to the Illini Union Art Gallery Thursday, October 2. An opening reception with light refreshments will begin at 4:30pm.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL
    Website: union.illinois.edu/see-and-do/fun/gallery
  • October 4, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    "Zula Patrol: Down to Earth"

    Saturdays through October 4-25

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • October 8, 2014 - November 5, 2014

    Around the World Wednesdays

    Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30 every Wednesday. The program ends at noon. A $2 donation per family member is requested. Contact Julia Robinson at 217-265-0474 or julorobi@illinois.edu.

    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
    Website: spurlock.illinois.edu
  • October 10, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    Midway of Madness Haunted Barn

    Fridays through November 1

    Join us at the Midway of Madness Haunted Barn for the third year at the Champaign County Fairgrounds! The fair is over and the fright begins. The Midway of Madness Haunted Barn is recommended for ages 10 and up. For more details check out our event page on Facebook.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana, IL
  • October 22, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    C-U Comedy Festival

    Nothing beats a good laugh, the kind you let out when something hilarious happens. Get your fill of laughs October 22-25 at the first C-U Comedy Festival. Held at a variety of locations including Memphis on Main and Canopy Club, this laugh-fest will feature local comedians as well has headliners from St. Louis and Chicago!

    Tuesday, October 21 
    9:00 p.m. at the Canopy Club

    Wednesday, October 22
    8:00 p.m. at Memphis on Main
    10:00 p.m. at SOMA Ultraloung

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 55 E. Main St., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cucomedy.com
  • October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    The Skin of Our Teeth

    Illinois Theatre Series | Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1943, The Skin of Our Teeth is ripe for reexamination in 2014. As we experience chaotic weather fluctuations, economic dislocations, and international conflicts, Thornton Wilder’s comic interpretation of human experience through the ages seems somehow prescient and eternal.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=20147248555803128174106149
  • October 25, 2014

    Ghost Stories

    Two ghost story concerts for Halloween will feature local favorite tellers Dan Keding, Kath Brinkmann, and Kim Sheahan, as well as tellers from UIUC faculty, staff, and students. All donations and admission fees will support the Museum’s educational programs.

    2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Gruesome, Gory, and Ghastly Ghosts and Ghouls 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street,
  • October 25, 2014

    Howl-O-Ween Bash

    Come on out to Dog House on the Prairie for an evening of fun!!
    Saturday October 25, From 10 a.m. to Dusk
    Free Raffle and Games
    Trick or Treat for children and dogs
    Get your picture taken
    Enter your canine companion into our Obedience Competition - Free ADMISSION!
    Come and check out some rescues who are looking for forever homes during our Every Dog is a Show Dog Competition!
    Enter yourself and your canine companion into our Howl-O-Ween Costume CONTEST - Free ADMISSION!!

    Pumkin Carving Contest - Bring Pumpkin pre-carved, please carve at home.

    Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Location: 1211 N. Staley, Champaign, IL
  • October 25, 2014

    Fall Scavenger Hunt

    Go on a fall scavenger hunt and learn about simple and compound leaves, identify various trees and take a walk around the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens. $3 per child. Registration required; (217) 586-2612 or cbarnard@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 950 N. Lombard , Mahomet, IL
  • October 25, 2014

    Illini Football vs. Minnesota

    Join us for a day of food, fun, and football! The University of Illinois football team will take on Minnesota for the Homecoming Football Game at Memorial Stadium. Catch the Illini Walk, enjoy yourself at the Illini Street Fest, and don't miss the Marching Illini Public Warm-up ... we'll see you there! 

     

  • October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014

    Specter: An all ages Halloween art and music event

    Come join us for an exciting multimedia evening organized and created by local teens from Champaign Central and University High Schools, Edison Middle School, and UIUC. Specter: An all ages Halloween art and music event featuring local teen bands and artists in various mediums. Wear a costume and get discounted cover.

    Performances by:
    7:30pm West of Staley (jazz combo)
    8:30pm Slam Poetry by Marshall Allston-Yeagle
    8:45pm Pinko (post-rock/pop)
    9:30pm NXT (original, high-energy rock)
    10:00pm Wolves to Whales (original, alternative rock with a twist of jazz)

    Time: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Location: 111 South Walnut St., Champaign, IL
    Website: institute4creativity.org/
  • October 25, 2014

    Illini Club Hockey vs. Ohio University

    The University of Illinois Club Hockey Team will take on the Ohio University as part of Homecoming Weekend, 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

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 406 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: illinihockey.pointstreaksites.com/view/illinihockey/illini-schedule-2
  • October 26, 2014

    5k Road Race For Animals

    Omega Tau Sigma, the professional veterinary fraternity, is proud to host the 2014 5K Road Race for Animals. The Road Race will be held on Sunday, October 26 outside the parking lot of the Veterinary Medicine Basic Science Building, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 am and the race will start at 9:00 am. Run with or without your furry friends.

    Time: 7:30 am - 6:45 pm
    Location: 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL
    Website: publish.illinois.edu/omegatausigma/road-race/


  • October 26, 2014

    Allerton Park Trail Run

    The run (that we fondly just call “Allerton”) is a 5.7 mile trail run (and 2 mile untimed walk) held on the estate of Robert Allerton Park in Monticello, IL. It is always the last Sunday in October, which obviously occasionally falls on Halloween. The time of year at Allerton is beautiful as the trail is through fall-colored forests and past the unique gardens and statuary of Allerton Park. 

    Time: 9:00 am
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road , Monticello, IL
    Website: secondwindrunningclub.org/races/allerton
  • October 26, 2014

    CU Sunday Market hosts No Scare at the Haunt at Bone Saw Mill

    Come visit the CU Sunday Market at 601 N Country Fair and tour the Haunt at Bone Saw Mill and the Haunted Trail for Free! No Zombies or creatures of the dark! No scary sounds or dark corners! Tour one or both. Visit the CU Sunday Market Vendors and you just might go home with a lovely Halloween treat of your own! We hope to CU there!

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 601 N Country Fair Dr, Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • October 26, 2014

    HOWL’OWEEN AT THE BARK DISTRICT!

    Ages 6+ years for humans; 4+ months for dogs

    Do you have the cutest pup-kin in the patch or the most terror-ific terrier on the block? Show off your costumed cutie at the Champaign Bark District’s annual Halloween event!

    Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: Corner of Windsor & Rising Roads, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparkdistrict.com
  • October 26, 2014

    Midtown Sundaze

    Join the Champaign Center Partnership and area businesses for the second Midtown Sundaze, a fun and FREE family event in the Boneyard Creek Second Street Basin on Sunday, October 26th from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: Springfleid Ave. & White St., Champaign, IL
    Website: champaigncenter.com
  • October 26, 2014

    Illini Women's Soccer vs. Michigan

    Cheer on the Illinois Women's Soccer Team as they take on Michigan at the Illinois Soccer Stadium! For more information on Illinois Women's Soccer please contact the University of Illinois Athletic Department at 217-333-3630. 

    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: St. Mary's Road, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com/sports/w-soccer/sched/ill-w-soccer-sched.html
  • October 26, 2014

    Haute Normandie and Seine Maritime Gardens

    FRENCH GARDENS PRESENTATION AT SPURLOCK MUSEUM
    Join us for a visual feast, given by Joan Sozen, Master Gardener, as she presents "Haute Normandie and Seine Maritime Gardens," featuring the formal gardens of this historic region of France. Reception to follow in the museum lobby. Free admission.
    More Info.: www.spurlock.illinois.edu

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: spurlock.illinois.edu
  • October 26, 2014

    Dinner Theatre Showcase to Benefit Unity Show Choir

    You are welcomed to an evening of entertainment provided by the talented students of Unity High School. Come enjoy a delicious buffet dinner provided by Neimerg's Catering, and a show filled with singing, dancing, and theatrics. Raffle baskets with goodies will also be available.

    Dinner and a show tickets cost $20 each for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Show only tickets are $10 each.

    Doors open at 5pm and the event will be help from 5:30-7:30.
    All benefits from the event will benefit the Unity Show Choir Competition Season.

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 1127 County Road 800 N, Tolono, IL
  • 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
  • October 27, 2014

    North By Northwest

    Monday, October 27, 2014 – 7:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
    FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH!
    North By Northwest (1959)
    Tickets: $6

    A suave, successful New York advertising executive finds himself, through a case of mistaken identity, embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder that takes him across the country to prove his innocence to the police and throw a crime syndicate off his trail.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • October 28, 2014

    Halloween Funfest

    Ages 11 & under (must be accompanied by an adult)
    Gremlins and goblins and witches on brooms
    You’re invited to party at the mall in costumes!
    Halloween FunFest will be such a fright,
    Laughter and candy and game-playing all night!
    Now in its 29th year, the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts, along with Market 
    Place Mall, invite you and your family to join us for this FREE family event! Dress up in 
    your favorite costume and join us for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. 

    Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 2000 N Neil St, Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com/images/documents/cpd14fall.pdf
  • October 28, 2014

    Dial "M" For Murder

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 7:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
    FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH!
    Dial M For Murder (1954)
    Tickets: $6

    Grace Kelly stars as a society woman around whom jealous husband Ray Milland arranges the perfect murder. But thanks to a well-placed pair of scissors, the tables are turned and Milland's carefully-laid plans begin to disintegrate.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • October 28, 2014

    National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Cirque Peking

    Athletic prowess, intensive research, inventive stagecraft, and a bit of sparkling humor create the dizzying and dazzling feats of this outstanding troupe. With over 65 years of performance history and a training program comprising over 50 teachers and over 500 students, the athletes of the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China have perfected graceful maneuvers and spine-tingling contortions, and they have learned how to thrill with joyful moments of acrobatic victory.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com
  • October 28, 2014

    DamNation

    Presented by Champaign Surplus, Fisheries Conservation Foundation, Patagonia and Prairie Rivers Network, the award-winning documentary DamNation will be coming to The Art Theater in Downtown Champaign on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:30pm. Tickets are just $5 at the door and all proceeds go to support Prairie Rivers Network and Fisheries Conservation Foundation. A presentation and panel discussion/Q&A with local experts will follow the film. (Stay tuned for more panel information...)

    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.arttheater.coop/
  • October 29, 2014

    NIGHTMARE ON GROVE STREET

    The wind is blowing a chill in the air, Halloween is coming – you better beware! You don’t want to miss the spooktacular fun at Douglass Park! Dress in your favorite costume and join us for tricks and treats and, weather permitting, a hayrack ride around Douglass Park!

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 512 East Grove St, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparkdistrict.com
  • October 29, 2014

    Nightmare on Grove Street

    The wind is blowing a chill in the air, Halloween is coming – you better beware! 
    You don’t want to miss the spooktacular fun at Douglass Park! Dress in your favorite costume 
    and join us for tricks and treats and, weather permitting, a hayrack ride around Douglass Park!

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: 512 E. Grove St, Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com/images/documents/cpd14fall.pdf
  • October 29, 2014

    The 39 Steps

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 7:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
    FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH!
    The 39 Steps (1935)
    Tickets: $6

    Early Hitchcock at his best! A London everyman (Robert Donat) tries to lend a hand to a counterespionage agent. But, when the agent is killed, Donat stands accused and must go on the run to save himself while stopping a spy ring trying to steal top secret information.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • October 30, 2014

    Rear Window

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
    FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH!
    Rear Window (1954)
    Tickets: $6

    A wheelchair bound photographer falls into spying on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. With Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • October 31, 2014

    Fangs for Memories

    Hudson Farm and Piato Catering present Fangs for Memories Murder Mystery Dinner on Halloween Night. The event will feature:

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 1341 County Road 1800 E, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.facebook.com/hudsonfarmurbana
  • October 31, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    Gordyville USA presents the 2014 International Pro Rodeo Central Region Finals

    October 31st & November 1st - 7:00 p.m.

    November 2 - 2:00 p.m.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: Po Box 490, Gifford, IL
    Website: www.gordyvilleusa.com/storage/rodeo%20ticket%20info.pdf
  • October 31, 2014

    The Birds

    Friday, October 31, 2014 – 7:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
    FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH!
    The Birds (1963)
    Tickets: $6

    The perfect Halloween flick! A San Francisco socialite pursues a young man to a small Northern California town when events take a turn for the bizarre as birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people in increasing numbers and with increasing ferocity.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • October 31, 2014

    Illini Women's Soccer vs. Wisconsin

    Cheer on the Illinois Women's Soccer Team as they take on Wisconsin at the Illinois Soccer Stadium! For more information on Illinois Women's Soccer please contact the University of Illinois Athletic Department at 217-333-3630. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: St. Mary's Road, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com/sports/w-soccer/sched/ill-w-soccer-sched.html

October 2014