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September 2015

September 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
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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
  • May 6, 2015 - September 16, 2015

    Homer Farmer's Market

    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 sforsyth75@gmail.com

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 E. Second St., Homer, IL
    Website: facebook.com/HomerFarmerMarket
  • May 21, 2015 - September 3, 2015

    Patio Play

    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.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 1902 S 1st St, Champaign , IL
  • May 26, 2015 - October 27, 2015

    Downtown Champaign Land Connection Farmers Market

    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.

    Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Neil and Main, Champaign, IL
    Website: thelandconnection.org
  • May 27, 2015 - September 16, 2015

    Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery Summer Farm Open House

    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.

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: prairiefruits.com
  • May 28, 2015 - October 22, 2015

    Sustainable Student Farmers Market

    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! 

    Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
    Website: thefarm.illinois.edu/
  • July 10, 2015 - April 29, 2016

    Transient Journeys: The Life and Music of Harry Partch

    Harry Partch (1901-1974) was a composer, music theorist, instrument maker, and performer whose vagabond nature inspired him to explore the musical roads less travelled by his contemporaries.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa
  • July 11, 2015 - July 16, 2016

    D.I.Y. Weekend Wizards

    Grab your wizard hat and bring a friend to make, create and collaborate on do-it-yourself art projects and science experiments every Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St. , Champaign, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.net/
  • July 15, 2015 - October 31, 2015

    MAC 'n' Cheese

    The 11 members of Champaign County’s Museums at the Crossroads Consortium—often called MAC—invite you to have a “MAC ‘n’ Cheese” experience this summer. Joining in on the selfie phenomenon, MAC museums encourage visitors to take a picture of themselves in all of the museums between July 15 and October 31, 2015 and post them to their Facebook pages.

    Time: 8:30 am
    Website: m-crossroads.org
  • August 18, 2015 - December 18, 2015

    Ed Ruscha in Series: A Rotating Exhibition of Books

    Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) is an American artist who has been based in Los Angeles since 1956. He is also heralded as one of the foremost innovators of contemporary artists’ books. The books he began making in the early 1960s bore little resemblance to the traditional handcrafted artist book, instead he experimented with books that were easily reproduced by machine and printed in multiple editions.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 208 Architecture Building, 608 East Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.library.illinois.edu/arx/
  • August 24, 2015 - September 19, 2015

    Parkland Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

    An annual showcase of art created by faculty, the exhibition runs through Sept. 19 and features sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, metals, ceramics, and graphic design. Exhibiting faculty members include Louis Ballard, Chris Berti, Lisa Costello, Melinda McIntosh, Craig McMonigal, Laura O’Donnell, Kristina Reese, Denise Seif, Peggy Shaw, Tim Stiles, Joan Stolz, Matthew Watt, Kelly White, Liza Wynette, and Paul Young.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/gallery
  • September 1, 2015 - September 3, 2015

    Being There: A Salute to Peter Sellers

    130 min) From Jerzy Kosinski’s popular satiric novella came this surprising, moving comedy. A simple, sheltered gardener becomes unlikely advisor to a wealthy businessman and Washington insider. Being There was perhaps Sellers’ best performance and was his last film released during his lifetime. With Shirley MacLaine and Melvyn Douglas.

    A SALUTE TO PETER SELLERS
    Come celebrate what would have been the great Peter Sellers’s 90th birthday with two marvelous films from this beloved comedic master.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • September 3, 2015

    Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Destihl

    Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2015! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Champaign-Urbana. Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment.

    For more information visit http://www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/ or contact Molly Gleason at 217-528-1563, molly@ilstewards.org

    Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 301 N Neil St, Champaign, IL , IL
    Website: www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/
  • September 3, 2015

    LinkUP Networking Mixer for Today's Professionals

    LinkUP is Champaign-Urbana's fastest growing after work mixer for today's professionals taking place every first Thursday of the month at Boltini Lounge. 
    211 N. Neil St.
    Downtown Champaign
    No Cover
    Drink Specials 
    Complimentary Food 
    Notable DJ 
    Giveaways

    Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 211 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL
  • September 3, 2015 - December 10, 2015

    Red Herring Coffeehouse/Open-mic night

    Legendary Red Herring now has an open-mic night every Thursday! We serve chili and other snacks, while our areas best-kept-secret performers all pitch in.

    Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana, IL, IL
    Website: www.channingmurray.org/
  • September 4, 2015

    Garden Harvest Time

    Join us as we explore the fruits and vegetables growing in the Discovery Garden and learn about the differences between them. Plus bring home some vegetables we grew this year! $3 per child. Registration required: (217) 586-2612 or cgrabowski@ccfpd.org

    Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Location: 950 N. Lombard St., Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • September 4, 2015

    Nature Play Pre-K

    Join us as we explore the fruits and vegetables growing in the Discovery Garden and learn about the differences between them. Plus bring home some vegetables we grew this year! $3 per child. Registration required: (217) 586-2612 or cgrabowski@ccfpd.org

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd., Homer, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • September 4, 2015 - September 26, 2015

    "Odyssey"

    The quest to comprehend the universe is an ancient one, beginning when our ancestors looked up to the sky and wondered. “Odyssey” takes us on a personal voyage of discovery through the cosmos, from the legends and monuments of early sky watchers to an imaginary flight through the solar system and our home galaxy and into the depths of space and time. Come take a ride! Admissions $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students/Children. FOSP members get in FREE!

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • September 5, 2015

    Rebel Without a Cause

    In James Dean’s most celebrated role, a rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, making both new friends and new enemies.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • September 5, 2015

    Eat with the Animals

    Come join the nature center's education wildlife for an unforgettable meal.

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the nature center's education wildlife during feeding time while we all chow-down. Snacks for the humans will be provided-please note any food allergies when you register. Proceeds help support the animals' ongoing care.

    All ages (under 15 with registered adult; children 3 and under are free)

    Prices are per person.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 1505 N. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanaparks.org
  • September 7, 2015

    Labor Day Shoot-out

    On Monday, September 7th, the best shooters in the area have the opportunity to test their skill against one another in the name of bragging rights. Bring your handgun and competitive spirit. The top three shooters will receive prizes.

    Registration has already opened and is limited to the first forty-four individuals with sign-in starting at 8 a.m. on September 7th. There will be a brief safety and procedure meeting prior to shooting start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per shooter.

    For more information:
    Call - (217) 344-4282
    E-mail - info@highcalibertrainingcenter.com

    Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 1414 Triumph Dr., Urbana, IL
  • September 7, 2015

    Annual Labor Day Celebration

    Join us for the Annual Labor Day Celebration, sponsored by the AFL-CIO of Champaign County.

    Parade starts at 10:00am from Lincoln Square Mall, in Urbana, heads south on Broadway and west on Washington, to Prairie Park.

    Picnic afterward at Prairie Park. Come for free food, games and prizes for kids, and a chance to celebrate the local labor movement. Cheer on your local union softball team.

    Open to ALL.

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Broadway & Washington Streets, Urbana, IL
  • September 7, 2015

    School's Out: The Grand Prairie

    Did you know that the nickname for Illinois is the Prairie State? Come out to the Interpretive Center to do some fun family crafts and activities all about the natural life of The Grand Prairie. During this day you can dress up like a bison, discover the depth of prairie plant roots, craft a coyote, and much more! After the indoor fun, make sure to go outside to take a hike down Prairie Path to learn all about the fascinating prairie that once covered central Illinois. FREE! (217) 896-2455 or ehenson@ccfpd.org

    Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 2573 S. Homer Lake Rd., Homer, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • September 7, 2015

    The End of the Tour

    Don’t miss this special return engagement of the movie that rocked audiences at the 2015 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival!

    A magazine reporter (Jesse Eisenberg) recounts his travels and conversations with author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segal) during a promotional book tour for the best-selling novel, Infinite Jest.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • September 10, 2015 - September 12, 2015

    ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival

    On September 10, 11, and 12, 2015, a stunning display of the world’s most remarkable and significant guitarists will gather for the sixth installment of ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.ellnoraguitarfestival.com/
  • September 10, 2015

    Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Club Meeting

    For our meeting program, UIUC astronomy graduate student Andrew Nadolski will give us a look into his latest research and instrumentation work! We’ll also do a short feature on our Constellation of the Month.

    CUAS meetings feature presentations by our members and guest speakers about a variety of astronomy topics. They are held at 7pm on the second Thursday of each month inside the 50-foot dome of the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College. Guests are always welcome!

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
  • September 11, 2015 - December 18, 2015

    "Prairie Skies"

    Take 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 undated and is intended for all ages. Admissions $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students/Children. FOSP members get in FREE!

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • September 12, 2015

    Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Association Fall Footrace 5K Walk & Run

    Thank you for your interest in the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Association's Fall Footrace 5K Walk & Run. The NSGSA Fall 5K Walk & Run is in it's second year. This event is a great way for individuals of all ages to come out and enjoy the early fall in the Champaign-Urbana area.

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 2001 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL
  • September 12, 2015 - September 26, 2015

    "Solar System Safari"

    A jungle adventurer uses a magical camera to take visitors on an exciting safari through the solar system. The Sun, Moon, planets, and dwarf planets come to life, taking on unique personalities and describing their own characteristics and eccentricities. Learn about the planets and the current status of Pluto. Admissions $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students/Children. FOSP members get in FREE!

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • September 12, 2015 - September 26, 2015

    "Odyssey"

    The quest to comprehend the universe is an ancient one, beginning when our ancestors looked up to the sky and wondered. “Odyssey” takes us on a personal voyage of discovery through the cosmos, from the legends and monuments of early sky watchers to an imaginary flight through the solar system and our home galaxy and into the depths of space and time. Come take a ride! Admissions $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students/Children. FOSP members get in FREE!

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • September 13, 2015

    Asana & Acupuncture

    Asana and Acupuncture
    With Steve Willette, the Living Yoga Center and Jim Lorr, Urbana Acupuncture

    These workshops are inspired by the benefits experienced from receiving acupuncture following a yoga practice.

    Steve will begin by leading a gentle Hatha yoga practice designed to stimulate and balance the parasympathetic nervous system. During the final restorative pose, Jim will offer community acupuncture. Join us for this exploration of balance and harmony.

    Class size is limited. Advance registration is requested.
    $20 per person

    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
  • September 17, 2015 - September 20, 2015

    Dark History Con

    The Dark History Con is an annual event featuring crime buffs, collectors, writers, and artists. Anything to do with crime, gangsters, spree killers, or just plain "Dark History". The stated goal of the event is to simply bring together like minds and create a network of friends and connections to share our passion for darker history.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 601 North Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: DarkHistoryCon.com/
  • September 17, 2015

    Local Flavors 2015 Lunch at Common Ground

    Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2015! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Champaign-Urbana. Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment. For more information visit http://www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/ or contact Molly Gleason at 217-528-1563, molly@ilstewards.org

    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Lincoln Square, 300 S Broadway Ave #166, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/
  • September 17, 2015

    Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Series: "The Lure of the Relic: Collecting the Holy Land" by Morag Kersel

    These events are organized by the Central Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and hosted by the Spurlock Museum. Visit www.archaeological.org/societies/centralillinoisurbana or contact Jane Goldberg at jgoldber@illinois.edu for more information. All lectures are located in the Knight Auditorium.

    Time: 5:30 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
    Website: spurlock.illinois.edu
  • September 18, 2015

    "The Return of the Celestial Strings" Concert

    Harpist Ann McLaughlin follows her sold-out live performances under the Staerkel dome with a “send-off” concert this September. Enjoy music ranging from Debussy to Piazzolla and Henry Mancini to John Williams, all synchronized with our star show. Come join Ann as she kicks off her 2015 “Celestial Strings” planetarium tour in her “home” planetarium. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience! Admission is $5 and tickets will be sold at the door the evening of the performance.

    Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    Prairie Center 6th Annual 5k Walk/Run for Recovery from Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction

    Prairie Center will be hosting our 6th Annual 5k Walk/Run for Recovery from Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction  on Sept 19 at Centennial Park.

    Race starts at 8:00 a.m.

    Time: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Centennial Park, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.prairie-center.com/walk-for-recovery
  • Repeats every day until Sat Sep 19 2015 .
    September 19, 2015

    Walk & Run for Wishes Champaign

    2015 Community: Calendar Information
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Janet Bantz Glavin
    August 27, 2015 309.530.0080
    glavin@illinois.wish.org

  • September 19, 2015

    Walk and Run for Wishes 2015

    Come dressed as your favorite character for the Make-A-Wish® Illinois Walk & Run for Wishes. Individuals and teams can participate and raise funds to make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. The event includes a 5K fun run and 1 mile fun walk. Refreshments, music and other entertainment will round out the celebration, with prizes awarded for top fundraisers as well as best youth and adult costumes. Register now at www.walkrunwish.org.

    Time: 8:00 am - 2:15 pm
    Location: 1401 Grandview Dr, IL, IL
    Website: www.walkrunwish.org
  • September 19, 2015

    Wellness and Brain Fitness Fair

    More SPACE, More FITNESS, More ACTIVITIES, More FUN, and FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!

     

    Enjoy Comfort Stations, Entertainment like Music, Hands-On Activities, Games, Raffles with Prizes.

     

    Resources involving: Physical, Mental, Environmental, Social, Educational, Economic, and Spiritual!

    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: Lincoln Square Drive, Urbana, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    Annual Wellness & Brain Fitness Fair

    THIS EVENT IS A FUN, EDUCATIONAL EVENT FEATURING EXPERTS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES, ALL FOCUSING ON WELLNESS AND BRAIN FITNESS

    Come and enjoy:
    Entertainment, raffles, prizes, contests, hands-on activities, wellness screenings for the 50+ age group, comfort stations, free give-a-ways, plus wellness resources and information.

    AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    Dark History Con

    The Dark History Con is being held at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign, IL, Sept. 19-20, 2015.

    The Dark History Con is an annual event showcasing the darker side of history. Crime, gangsters, serial killers, spree killers, assassinations, public enemies, women's suffrage, the civil rights struggles, Native massacres, tragic events, anything not covered in "history books".

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm
    Location: 601 N Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    Dark History Con

    The Dark History Con is being held at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign, IL, Sept. 19-20, 2015.

    The Dark History Con is an annual event showcasing the darker side of history. Crime, gangsters, serial killers, spree killers, assassinations, public enemies, women's suffrage, the civil rights struggles, Native massacres, tragic events, anything not covered in "history books".

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm
    Location: 601 N Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    Author Talk and Book Signing

    Gwendolyn Watkins is a Jamaican American who has been writing since she was big enough to hold a pencil. Growing up in St. Louis, MO, she attended Catholic schools before entering Sumner High School. This high school was built in 1875 and is the first Black public secondary education facility built on that side of the Mississippi.

    Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 201 N. Third, PO Box 259, St. Joseph, IL
  • September 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015

    6th Annual C-U Pride Fest and Parade

    LOVE WINS
    The UP Center presents it’s
    Sixth Annual CU Pride Festival September 19th-20th.

    Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015

    6th Annual C-U Pride Fest and Parade

    LOVE WINS
    The UP Center presents it’s
    Sixth Annual CU Pride Festival September 19th-20th.

    Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015

    6th Annual C-U Pride Fest and Parade

    LOVE WINS
    The UP Center presents it’s
    Sixth Annual CU Pride Festival September 19th-20th.

    Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • September 19, 2015

    "The Return of the Celestial Strings" Concert

    Harpist Ann McLaughlin follows her sold-out live performances under the Staerkel dome with a “send-off” concert this September. Enjoy music ranging from Debussy to Piazzolla and Henry Mancini to John Williams, all synchronized with our star show. Come join Ann as she kicks off her 2015 “Celestial Strings” planetarium tour in her “home” planetarium. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience! Admission is $5 and tickets will be sold at the door the evening of the performance.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    Loren and Mark Guitar Duo at The Upper Bout

    The international guitar duo returns to The Upper Bout!

    Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and spontaneous creativity. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing that they both display.

    Saturday, September 19th 8PM
    Doors open at 7:30

    Tickets are $15 in advance
    $20 at the door

    Call today for your tickets! 217 607 8132

    Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 723 S Neil St, Champaign, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    CUAS Family Skywatch

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society under the stars for our monthly observatory open house! We utilize our 16-inch telescope to observe planets, star clusters, and the Moon. This event is free and open to all ages!

    Our observatory is located between Champaign and Sadorus along County Road 700E, 1.4 miles west of I-57 and 0.8 miles south of Monticello Rd. See a map here: https://goo.gl/maps/nNniS. This event lasts from 8-10pm.

    Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: County Rd 700 E, Champaign, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    Dark History Con

    The Dark History Con is being held at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign, IL, Sept. 19-20, 2015.

    The Dark History Con is an annual event showcasing the darker side of history. Crime, gangsters, serial killers, spree killers, assassinations, public enemies, women's suffrage, the civil rights struggles, Native massacres, tragic events, anything not covered in "history books".

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm
    Location: 601 N Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
  • September 19, 2015

    Dark History Con

    The Dark History Con is being held at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign, IL, Sept. 19-20, 2015.

    The Dark History Con is an annual event showcasing the darker side of history. Crime, gangsters, serial killers, spree killers, assassinations, public enemies, women's suffrage, the civil rights struggles, Native massacres, tragic events, anything not covered in "history books".

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 pm
    Location: 601 N Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
  • September 23, 2015 - September 27, 2015

    The Pygmalion Festival

    Celebrating its eleventh year, Pygmalion Music Festival returns with a vengeance to Champaign-Urbana taking over multiple venues, SXSW style. Revel in tunes from Run the Jewels, Ride, Purity Ring and dozens more.  Coinciding with this unbeatable lineup, you’ve got the Made Fest, a two-day curated marketplace featuring handmade and vintage sellers, and the Literature Fest with authors and poets Adrian Matejka, Brian Evenson, Ladan Osman and more. In 2015, the festival takes yet another step forward, integrating an entire Tech component into the mix.

    Time: (All day)
    Website: www.thepygmalionfestival.com/
  • September 23, 2015

    FULLDOME SHOW PREMIERE - “From the Earth to the Universe”

    Need something to do for your school’s fall holiday? Come see a never-before-shown full-dome feature called “From the Earth to the Universe” on September 23rd at 10:00 am. The night sky has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths, and awe since the dawn of humanity. We all share a desire to comprehend the universe. Experience this journey of celestial discovery. Admissions $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students/Children. FOSP members get in FREE!

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
  • September 24, 2015

    Stand Up Comedian Collin A. Bullock @ Cowboy Monkey

    Stand-up comedian, and Champaign-native, Collin A. Bullock (Fox TV, Sirius XM, Awkward Moments podcast) is hitting the road for his Angry Penis Humor Tour! He will be in Champaign for one night only, September 24th at 9pm at The Cowboy Monkey, to tell dirty and stupid jokes for idiots. See you there!

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 6 Taylor St, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cowboy-monkey.com/
  • September 25, 2015

    Dare to Dream, Dream to Build 2015 Gala

    On Friday, September 25, 2015 Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois (HBAECI) will once again team-up and host “Dare to Dream, Dream to Build.” The event will be held at the iHotel in Champaign from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and will feature dinner and drinks, as well as a live and silent auction, raffles, and a Grand Prize of $5,000 cash. Brian Moline of WILL-The Morning Edition will serve as our master of ceremonies, and former Urbana Schools Superintendent Dr. Preston Williams and his wife Ivy will be our co-hosts for the evening.

    Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 1900 S 1st Street, Champaign, IL
  • September 27, 2015

    Race Against Racism 5K

    One of the main goals of the YWCA is to eliminate racism, and our annual 5K aims support this mission and to promote equality in an active and creative way. This year, the YWCA will be hosting its 11th annual Race Against Racism at the University of Illinois. Anyone over the age of 10 can sign up to participate in the race, and you can choose to either run or walk. Whether you consider yourself a serious runner or you are an individual who enjoys being active during your leisure time - all are welcome to take part in running for social change, one step at a time.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 2001 S. Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL
  • September 27, 2015

    Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society as we watch the Moon pass into Earth’s shadow for this prime-time eclipse! We’ll be outside the William M. Staerkel Planetarium with telescopes. Patrons should park in the M-1 parking lot.

    This event will be cancelled if weather is unfavorable. Call (217) 351-2567 with questions.

    Don’t miss the last total lunar eclipse of 2015!

    Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
  • September 28, 2015

    Author Talk and Book Signing

    Mary Ann will be joining us to discuss her book, "Memories of an African Sun".

    Eight-year-old Mary Ann Simkins was about to embark on a new life in a faraway place. Traveling far from her familiar home, she was on a journey to a life of adventure through the wild bush of Africa, where she would stand face-to-face with a rhinoceros and run as fast as she could from a troop of baboons. An adventure that would also eventually lead her to experience the vibrancy of life and culture in the tropics of West Africa and the exhilaration of life near the ocean.

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 201 N. Third, PO Box 259, St. Joseph, IL
  • September 30, 2015 - October 28, 2015

    Around the World Wednesdays

    On Wednesdays from September 30 through October 28, children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to learn, create, and play together with crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon. A donation of $2 per family member is requested for each visit.

    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
    Website: spurlock.illinois.edu

September 2015