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.
Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out availability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Figure One and Everyday Arts Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will be hosting a series of workshops for teenagers to create and discuss contemporary art through photography, zines, sound, video, and performance. These workshops are free and no prior sign-up is required. Feel free to drop in any Wednesday Oct 22- Nov 19. All supplies are provided. Figure-One is located next to Cream and Flutter and is easily accessible by public transportation. Come check it out!
Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH!
Rear Window (1954)
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.
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.
October 31st & November 1st - 7:00 p.m.
November 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 2014 – 7:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M.
FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH!
The Birds (1963)
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.
Listen to the haunting stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe while surrounded by the grandeur and mystery of the Allerton Mansion. Afterwards take a candlelight tour of the Mansion and learn the history of the house and the man behind it all. Reservations are encouraged, please call 217-333-3287 to purchase tickets and make reservations.