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April 2015

April 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
  • 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 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: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • 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 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/
  • 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
  • January 16, 2015 - May 5, 2015

    "Prairie Skies"

    Every Friday

    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.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • January 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015

    East Meets Midwest: The Dawn of the China-Illinois Educational Exchange

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Speculative Visions of Pragmatic Architectures

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Versions and Revisions

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | Artists Including Me: William Wegman

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • January 30, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Krannert Art Museum Exhibition | MetaModern

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign , IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu
  • 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/
  • February 17, 2015 - August 1, 2015

    South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan & Bangladesh

    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.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • February 27, 2015 - April 10, 2015

    [Art @ the Y] Exhibition "HERstory" by CJ McCarrick

    Please come and see the exhibition "HERstory", new work by CJ McCarrick.
    Duration: HERstory is on view in the Y's Murphy Gallery through April 10, 2015.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
    Where: Murphy Gallery of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL (Corner of Wright & Chalmers)
    Cost: Free and open to the public

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
  • March 5, 2015 - May 21, 2015

    Japan House Tea Ceremony

    Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.

    Join us for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado, or the Way of Tea, is one of the most ancient and revered arts of Japan. During the ceremony, you will be served a bowl of matcha tea and a Japanese sweet.

    Reservations are recommended because we sometimes sell out. Call with your credit card information in order to make a reservation. Refunds will be given if you cancel the day before the ceremony (by Wednesday at 3:00 for a Thursday tea, and by Friday at noon before a Saturday tea).

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu
  • March 12, 2015 - April 5, 2015

    The Eric Show

    The Illini Union Art Gallery will display the sixth annual The Eric Show Thursday, March 12 through Friday, April 5. An opening reception will take place on Thursday at 5pm. Light refreshments will be served.

    The Eric Show commemorates the life of Dale Steffenson’s son, Eric, who lost his life just after graduating high school a semester early in 1970. He was an accomplished and award-winning artist with hopes to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign as an art major.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL
  • March 14, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    "Zula Patrol: Under the Weather"

    Saturdays

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • March 21, 2015 - April 18, 2015

    Urbana's Middle Market

    In the middle of winter and spring
    In the middle of Holiday Market and Market at the Square
    In the Middle of Lincoln Square

    The Urbana Business Association has extended the market season year-round by bringing you the Middle Market. And 2015 will bring SIX Middle Market dates this season as follows:

    January 17, February 7, February 21, March 21, April 4, April 18

    Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 300 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: urbanabusiness.com/events/middle-market/
  • March 21, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    Prairie Fruits Farm Spring Saturday Open Houses

    Every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

    The 2015 Season kicks off on Saturday March 21st and runs through April 25th. Each Saturday morning, from 9 AM to 12 noon.

    We'll be selling our cheeses, goat milk yogurt, and various flavors of gelato. Other area farmer friends will be here to sell their early season offerings.  We will also have some artisan friends joining us with baked goods, and more.  This is a great time to come out visit the farm, see some of the new babies, and get an early taste of spring.

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.prairiefruits.com/
  • 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
  • April 1, 2015

    10th Annual Edible Book Festival

    The 10th Annual Edible Book Festival, sponsored by the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be held on April 1, 2015. The campus and local community is invited to experience this unique intersection of the book arts and cuisine.

    This year’s Festival takes place at the University YMCA (1001 South Wright Street, Champaign). Public viewing begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a welcome and the local celebrity judges’ commentary at 12:15 a.m. Consumption of the Festival entries commences at 12:45 p.m.

    Time: 11:45 am
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.library.illinois.edu/ediblebooks
  • April 1, 2015

    Gilberto Gil: Music and Brazilian Culture

    With more than 50 albums to his credit, Gilberto Gil is an ambassador for music that ranges from the baião of northeastern Brazil to reggae, psychedelia, bossa nova, electronica, samba, and rock. He was fundamental in tropicalia’s development and spread in the 1960s and continues to be a force in both politics and musical innovation. A multiple Grammy winner, he has served as Brazil’s minister of culture and a UNESCO Artist for Peace. Following his talk will be a question-and-answer session. 

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 1, 2015

    Record Breaker’s Club: Post-It Note Challenge

    How would you like to get your name in the Guinness Book of World Records? If you can stick the most post-it notes to your face in under a minute, you could do just that! Come join the fun, and try your hand at breaking a record! 

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 504 E. Grove Street,
    Website: champaign.org/events
  • April 1, 2015

    Champaign-Urbana Herb Society April Regular Meeting

    The April 1st meeting will be held in the Tony Noel Agricultural Technology Applications Center at Parkland College. Professor Robert Skirvin, a member of the Department of Crop Sciences at the U of I, will present "Chocolate.” The C-U Herb Society is open to anyone interested in finding out more about herbs, herbal lore, culinary and medicinal uses of herbs. Refreshments will be provided. For more information about the event, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/848428485222616/. For more information about the organization, please visit: http://cuherbsociety.org/.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Champaign, IL
    Website: cuherbsociety.org/.
  • April 2, 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
  • April 2, 2015

    UI Wind Orchestra

    The outstanding musicians in the UI Wind Orchestra excel at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music’s reaches as they undertake works for large or small groups, traditional pieces, and new compositions. Music majors and nonmajors in this Illinois Bands ensemble have performed throughout the state.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 3, 2015

    Drive-through clothing drive

    From you closet to our goal! The Litania Sports Group is hosting a clothing drive at The Vineyard Church in Urbana. The donations will benefit Salt and Light in Champaign. Kick start your spring cleaning by donating your clothes, shoes and other wearables at this year's drive-through event. Our goal is to fill up an entire soccer goal with your donations, which can be dropped off in the circle drive at the Vineyard Church.

    Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 1500 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL
  • April 3, 2015 - April 5, 2015

    Arabian Springfest Horse Show

    Come get up close & personal with the family loving Arabian horse!

    Arabian Horse Show that includes classes where horses are presented in hand, native costume, hunter, western, saddle seat, and more! This event is FREE and open to everyone! A food stand and full restaurant are on site.

    The facility is all indoors and heated! Don't let weather stop you from coming!

    Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: Rt 136 E, Gifford, IL 61847, IL
    Website: www.gordyvilleusa.com/
  • April 3, 2015

    Rockin for Reasons with Lita Ford & Jack Russell’s Great White

    The first Concert/event for Rockin for Reasons has been announced and we are happy to announce Lita Ford and (Jack Russell’s) Great White Friday April 3rd at Fluid Event Center. 90s Daughter opens with First Gig Rock Camp and the Crisis Nursery as the local Not for Profit Charities. Tickets on sale NOW!

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 601 North Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • April 3, 2015

    World of Science talk: Biodiversity

    “Appreciating Biodiversity Close to Home”
    In an array of images taken in and around Champaign-Urbana, U of I lecturer Rob Kanter calls attention to the surprising range of animals that inhabits the human-dominated landscape of central Illinois. Admission is only $1 at the door.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • April 3, 2015

    Nite Lite Egg Pursuit XXII

    Ages 18+
    Break out your basket, grab your flashlight and prepare your inner child
    for Nite Lite Egg Pursuit XXII. Join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS for the opportunity
    to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. Be on the lookout for the Bronze, Silver
    and Gold eggs for a chance to win some great prize packages!

    Friday, 4/3
    Register on-site: 7:15-8p, $10
    Hunt starts promptly at 8:10p
    Hessel Park

    *Eggs disappear quickly so don’t be late!

    Time: 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 1862 Valley Rd., Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.com
  • April 3, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    "Dynamic Earth"

    Fridays & Saturdays

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Parkland College, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • April 4, 2015

    Prairie Gardens Spring Open House

    Come see what’s new for your garden at Prairie Gardens Spring Open House! Tkae advantage of great open house sale specials and polish your skills during FREE garden seminars, which will be happening all day long! More info at www.prairiegardens.com 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 3000 W. Springfield Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.prairiegardens.com/
  • April 4, 2015

    Exhibit Open: Solis!

    2015 is the International Year of Soils! Come check out the Interpretive Center’s special exhibit for 2015 centered on soil and dirt! There will be fun soil-related activities offered throughout the day. Free. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Salt Fork Center, Homer, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 4, 2015

    Saturday Engineering for Everyone

    Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering.

    Refreshments served at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the ECE Building, 306 N. Wright St., Urbana.

    Talks from 10:15-11:15 a.m. in the Grainger Auditorium, just off the lobby of the ECE Building.

    Metered parking is available on Wright Street south of University Avenue, and in the north parking structure off University Avenue between Mathews and Goodwin avenues.

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 306 N. Wright St., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.ece.illinois.edu/
  • April 4, 2015

    Wildflower Hike @ Allerton Park

    Hike the Sangamon River bluffs to see the first wildflowers of Spring! We will see snow trillium, sharp-lobed hepatica and others. Our hike will also take us within earshot of the great blue herons as they rebuild their nests. Since the hike will be off-trail and will include a stream crossing, dogs won't be welcome this time. 

    Meet at the Buck Schroth Parking Lot. This event is open to the public. No pre-registration is required. 

    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello , IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu/
  • April 4, 2015

    25th Annual Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

    Ages 10 & under (children are divided into age groups)
    Join us at West Side Park where thousands of eggs
    wait to be found. Free hayrack rides will take place
    before the event from 10-10:45am and there will be
    a special guest on site for all the little egg hunters
    to enjoy! Don’t forget your basket, because the egg
    hunt starts at 11am sharp!
    Date Day Hunt Starts Location
    4/4 Sa 11a West Side Park
    Hayrack Rides: 10-10:45a

    Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 400 W. University Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.com
  • April 4, 2015

    Eggs-Ploration!

    EGGS-PLORATION!
    Ages 1-13
    Join us at Douglass Park for a good, old-fashioned egg hunt. Before the
    egg hunt, kids will be able to get their face painted and play in inflatables.
    The hunt will start promptly at noon, so don’t be late! Remember your
    basket for all your goodies.
    Date Day Time Location
    4/4 Sa 11:30-1p Douglass Park

    Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: 512 E Grove St, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.com
  • April 4, 2015

    WorldFest 2015

    Enjoy many performances from around the world in one afternoon…plus crafts for all ages! This event, sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council, features performances of Brazilian guitar music by Renato Anesi, Middle Eastern Fusion music by the Wanees Zarour Ensemble, Indonesian dance by the Saman Dance Group, and storytelling by Kim Sheahan. The suggested donation is $5.00 per person. For an event schedule, visit www.spurlock.illinois.edu.

    Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
    Website: spurlock.illinois.edu
  • April 4, 2015 - April 11, 2015

    Fused Glass Workshop

    April 4 & April 11, 2015

    Drop in to make fused glass suncatchers, pendants, tiles, bowls or plates. Children 6 and older are welcome—anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Prices vary by object made.

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 202 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: cracked-glass.com
  • April 4, 2015 - April 5, 2015

    Women ROCK: Rachel Wilson, Kenna Mae Reiss, Holly Monet & Emily Otnes

    Institute for Creativity welcomes four local singer-songwriters who will perform their solo material as well as sing together for an evening of beautiful melodies, harmonies, and lovely lady musicianship.

    Line Up
    ----------

    Rachael Wilson—https://rachaelwilson.bandcamp.com/
    Rachel is fresh on the CU music scene. So far, she has enjoyed playing at the Urbana Hootenanny, Mike ‘n’ Molly's and Cream and flutter. She hopes to keep playing at many more venues!

    Kenna Mae Reiss-https://soundcloud.com/kennamaemusic

    Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Location: 111 S Walnut St , Champaign, IL
    Website: institute4creativity.org/
  • April 7, 2015

    Growing Up Wild: Nature’s Disguises

    This program is for preschoolers age 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! We’ll explore how animals disguise themselves and utilize camouflage. This is a chance for parents/grandparents to actively engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors for the entire program. $5 per child. Register by April 4; (217) 896-2455 or cwalsh@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 950 N. Lombard, Mahomet, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org/
  • April 7, 2015

    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Passionate Piano Quartets

    The piano quartet repertoire—written for piano, violin, viola, and cello—contains some of the most exciting moments in chamber music, and this program contains some of the most exquisite of those moments. Masterworks by Brahms, Schumann, and Mahler are presented by members of New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ resident chamber music company, which first performed in September 1969—just a few months after Krannert Center opened—beginning a new era for chamber music in the United States.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 8, 2015

    Ethel & Maud's Table

    Ethel & Maud’s Table is a monthly $5 luncheon for older adults 55+ with live entertainment held on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30am starting Wednesday, April 8 2015 at the Lincoln Square Mall Conference Room.

    Please call 217.239.5201 to RSVP or email: lbeyer@clark-lindsey.com

    Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: Vine St., Urbana, IL, IL
  • April 9, 2015 - April 12, 2015

    13th Annual Boneyard Arts Festival

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 | U of I Campus
    Friday, April 10 + Saturday, April 11, 2015 | Champaign-Urbana
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Out & About Champaign County 

    Presented annually every spring by 40 North | 88 West, the Boneyard Arts Festival is a four-day event showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in our community. Its goal is to bring together local artists, businesses and organizations for a special event showcasing the art of Champaign County.

    Time: (All day)
    Website: 40north.org/programs/boneyard
  • April 9, 2015

    Krannert Uncorked with Cody and the Gateway Drugs

    he tight harmonies plus expertly crafted lyrics with an injection of rockabilly swagger from Cody & The Gateway Drugs make for an unmissable week at Krannert Uncorked. Vocals from Cody Sokolski and Jenny Forshey-Carpenter tug and cajole, and Jeff Carpenter and Rowdy Norton percolate with the western rhythms that drive this band’s original songs.

    Beverage samples: Art Mart

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 9, 2015

    Krannert Uncorked: Boneyard Arts Festival Kick-Off Party with Cody & The Gateway Drugs

    Kick-off the Boneyard Arts Festival at Krannert Center Uncorked featuring Cody & the Gateway Drugs! The tight harmonies plus expertly crafted lyrics with an injection of rockabilly swagger make this an unmissable performance. Vocals from Cody Sokolski and Jenny Forshey-Carpenter tug and cajole, and Jeff Carpenter and Rowdy Norton percolate with the western rhythms that drive this band’s original songs.

    Beverage samples: Art Mart

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 9, 2015 - April 11, 2015

    Not about Nightingales

    Inspired by a 1938 story of prisoner abuse that resulted in four inmate deaths, Tennessee Williams wrote Not About Nightingales, a dramatic cry for justice, while a student at the University of Iowa. Nearly 60 years later, Vanessa Redgrave unearthed the drama from the playwright’s archives in Texas, which led to Trevor Nunn’s 1998 production at the National Theatre in London.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 9, 2015

    UI Symphony Orchestra, UI Chamber Singers, and UI Oratorio Society

    The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of works on this concert.

    Mozart: Requiem (only the parts actually by Mozart)
    --Lewis Spratlan: Of War (world premiere)
    --Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015

    Annual Petals and Painting Exhibit

    The Petals & Paintings gala and exhibition is Krannert Art Museum's annual fundraising event held during University of Illinois Moms’ Weekend. This year, Petals & Paintings will run from Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/
  • April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015

    11th Annual Festival of Quilts

    Over one hundred beautiful handcrafted quilts will soon be on display at Cunningham Children’s Home for the 11th Annual Festival of Quilts. The Festival features a show, an auction and boutique of beautiful quilts - many you can take home with you. The gift shop, bake sale, and Patchwork Café offer unique hand crafted gift items and delicious and affordable food items.

    The Festival of Quilts is a special tradition at Cunningham, every young person that comes to Cunningham is given a hand-made quilt to enjoy and treasure forever.

    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: 1301 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.cunninghamhome.org/quilts
  • April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015

    Allerton Trails Half-Marathon & 10K @ Allerton Park

    Friday, April 10: Trail-Glo 5K begins at 8:30 p.m.
    Saturday, April 11: 10K & Half-Marathon begins at 9:00 a.m.

    Time: 9:00 am
    Location: 515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello , IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu/
  • April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015

    DoCha Music Festival!

    Friday, April 10: 7 p.m. | Chamber Music Performance *open to people of all ages.
    Saturday, April 11: 1 p.m. | Young People's Concert: Making Melodies *family friendly and open to the public.
    Saturday, April 11: 7 p.m. | Chamber Music Performance *open to people of all ages.
    Sunday, April 12: 5 p.m. | Chamber Music Performance *open to people of all ages.

    Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Location: 346 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.net/
  • April 10, 2015

    Bachs Lunch Concerts: Guido Sanchez-Portuguez

    Guido Sanchez-Portuguez, award winning guitarist, composer and Champaign Native will perform at Springer Cultural Center.

    http://www.guidoguitar.com/

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: 301 N Randolph St, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparks.com
  • April 10, 2015

    Illinois Water Day 2015: Let's Talk About Water

    Attend a free screening of a documentary and a poster session for students, researchers, and other partners presenting their work on water and sustainable development.

    For more information, please contact Paul Noël at pnoel2@illinois.edu.

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 10, 2015

    abCU Typography Exhibit Opens at Indi Go Artist Co-op

    As part of the Boneyard Arts Festival, the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization (CUDO) is hosting the abCU: Write What You Mean, and Mean What You Type 2015 Typography Exhibit and Fundraiser. This is a collaborative showcase of letterforms, words, and wisdom crafted by artists, designers, and anyone with a love for typography.

    Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 9 E. University, Champaign, IL
  • April 11, 2015

    Illini Fighting Hunger Community & Campus Day of Service

    On Saturday, April 11, Illini Fighting Hunger will host a Community & Campus Day of Service. During this 4.5 hour event, 148,000 meals will be packaged and delivered to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Hundreds of community volunteers are needed to reach this goal. In addition to the need for volunteers, the event also needs financial support to cover the cost of the meals that are prepared.

    Will you join us to supporting this impactful project? Please encourage volunteers to sign-up at:

    https://cuvolunteer.org/DayOfService

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1402 S. First St., Champaign, IL
    Website: cuvolunteer.org/DayOfService
  • April 11, 2015

    Illini Fighting Hunger Community & Campus Day of Service

    On Saturday, April 11, Illini Fighting Hunger will host a Community & Campus Day of Service. During this 4.5 hour event, 148,000 meals will be packaged and delivered to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

    Hundreds of community volunteers are needed to reach this goal. In addition to the need for volunteers, the event also needs financial support to cover the cost of the meals that are prepared.

    Will you join us to supporting this impactful project?

    Please encourage volunteers to sign up at https://cuvolunteer.org/DayOfService 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1402 S. First St., Champaign, IL
    Website: cuvolunteer.org/DayOfService
  • April 11, 2015

    Local Author Festival Featuring Michael Perry

    Local authors have an opportunity to talk with the community and sell their books. Space for authors is limited and advanced registration is required.

    While authors talk about their books in Pavilion A/B, special experts will talk in Pavilion C about their experiences becoming published authors. From 11:00 – 12:00, award-winning author and instructor Amy Hassinger will give a talk titled “From Inspiration to Execution: A Mindful Look at the Writer’s Process.”

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 200 W. Green St, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaign.org/events
  • April 11, 2015

    Japan House Spring Open House

    Our featured guests for our Spring Open House will be Japanese Fashion Designer, Anri Sato and Textile Artist, Misao Tsubaki. They will speak at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Tea ceremonies will be offered throughout the day at a reduced rate of $5.00. A garden tour with Jim Bier, designer of Japan House gardens will be given at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. No reservations are required for this event.

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/
  • April 11, 2015

    Champaign Illini Archery Invitational

    Students in grades 3 – 12 from at least 12 different schools and 2 states will compete in archery for school and individual awards. We are expecting about 400 archers. The event is hosted by Jefferson Middle School archery team. There is a $3.00 suggested fee for adults.

    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: 505 E. Armory, Champaign, IL
  • April 11, 2015

    Urbana Celebrates the Boneyard!

    Join us in for a day full of fun arts activities at Urbana's newest urban park!

    Saturday, April 11, 2015
    10am-3pm
    Boneyard Creek Improvements Project
    (enter at Race St. and Griggs St. in Downtown Urbana)
    FREE admission

    Featuring arts workshops, face painting, food trucks, and performances by:
    Bow-Dacious String Band (from Community Center for the Arts), 11:00am-12:30pm
    African drumming and dancing with Djibril Camara and Ballet Allah Tantou, 1:30pm-3pm

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Race St. and Griggs St. , Urbana, IL, IL
    Website: www.facebook.com/events/682966515147607/
  • April 11, 2015

    On Being Chinese in America: Inclusion and Exclusion

    In 1911, C.C. Wang became the first Chinese PhD recipient at the University of Illinois. After graduation he returned to Beijing and pursued a career as a government official in the new Chinese Republic. In 1928, Wang returned to America to administrate the Boxer Indemnity Educational Fund, which supported Chinese student exchange. Wang brought with him his wife and four children. Today, his grandchildren live throughout Canada and the United States.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
    Website: spurlock.illinois.edu
  • April 11, 2015

    UI Women's Glee Club Mom's Day Concert

    For its traditional Moms Weekend concert, the UI Women’s Glee Club will mark its 120th anniversary. More than 60 voices will celebrate women at this special event.

    The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 11, 2015

    UI Black Chorus Mom's Day Concert

    Buy tickets early for this campus tradition. The annual Moms Weekend performance by the UI Black Chorus features spirituals, gospel anthems, jazz works, and R&B songs. Conductor Ollie Watts Davis leads this award-winning group that has earned recognition for both its music and its community service.

    The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 12, 2015

    Textile Workshop @ Japan House

    Textile workshop with Japanese Fashion Designer, Anri Sato and textile artist Misao Tsubaki. Registration is required with a limited number of people in attendance. Please call with your credit card to reserve and pay in advance! No experience necessary and all supplies will be provided. Don't miss this!

    Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/
  • April 12, 2015

    UI Trombone Choir

    More than a dozen trombone players will blend their sounds in the Great Hall.

    The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 13, 2015

    Desire Lines in the Mind: Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain

    Jonathan Fineberg is currently a distinguished visiting professor at the University of California-Irvine and the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Art History Emeritus at the U of I. His book Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain will be published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2015. This lecture is part of the Research Cluster on Cultural Creativity directed by William Kinderman with support from the Interdisciplinary Program for Research in the Humanities.

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 13, 2015

    Farm Dreams workshop, Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery

    Farm Dreams is a four-hour workshop in which participants meet experienced sustainable farmers, tour a farm, learn about successful farm enterprises, and ask questions about local farm businesses. Farm Dreams covers resource assessment, goal setting, financial planning, and marketing options. New this year: each workshop will be held on a farm and include a farm tour.

    Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 4410 N Lincoln Ave, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: thelandconnection.org/farmdreams
  • April 13, 2015

    [Opening Reception] Art @ Y presents "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Art @ the Y presents “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas”

    OPENING RECEPTION

    When: Monday, April 13, 5pm-7pm
    Where: Y's Murphy Gallery, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL
    Cost: Free and open to the public

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015

    [Art @ Y] "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

    Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

    Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 14, 2015

    Farewell to Lincoln

    Today marks the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Join us for a truly unique experience at the Museum of the Grand Prairie as we explore the repercussions for a nation healing after the Civil War while mourning a beloved President. In collaboration with the University of Illinois Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, we will feature a brass ensemble performing music contemporary to Lincoln’s death, while staff and community members give readings from first person accounts, prose, and poetry.

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: Museum Education Center, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 15, 2015 - April 18, 2015

    Not about Nightingales

    Inspired by a 1938 story of prisoner abuse that resulted in four inmate deaths, Tennessee Williams wrote Not About Nightingales, a dramatic cry for justice, while a student at the University of Iowa. Nearly 60 years later, Vanessa Redgrave unearthed the drama from the playwright’s archives in Texas, which led to Trevor Nunn’s 1998 production at the National Theatre in London.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.krannertcenter.com/
  • April 15, 2015 - April 19, 2015

    17th Annual Ebertfest: Roger Ebert's Film Festival

    The College of Media at Illinois presents the 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival!

    Held every April inside downtown Champaign’s Historic Virginia Theatre, Ebertfest continues its proud tradition in 2015 with its 17th annual film festival.

    Festival passes go on-sale starting at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, here at www.thevirginia.org, at the Virginia Theatre box office, and by phone at 217.356.9053.

    Time: 8:15 pm
    Location: 203 W Park Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.ebertfest.com/
  • April 16, 2015

    Habitat Women Build Clinic 2015

    Women Build Clinic April 16, 2015

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 1904 North Prospect, Champaign, IL
  • April 16, 2015 - April 18, 2015

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    In a loving send-up of the frivolous musicals of the Jazz Age, past and present hilariously collide in this tuneful and masterfully meta musical! A die-hard musical theatre fan is playing his favorite cast album “The Drowsy Chaperone,” on his turntable, and as he listens, the musical literally bursts to life in his apartment, telling the story of a vivacious Broadway starlet trying to find her true love! Throw in a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone, and you've got an evening of musical comedy gold!

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Carbondale, IL
    Website: theatre.parkland.edu/
  • April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

    Naturally Illinois Expo

    The next Naturally Illinois Expo will be held April 17 & 18th, 2015 at the Forbes Natural History Building and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center i

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 1816 South Oak St., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.prairie.illinois.edu/expo/
  • April 17, 2015

    Zach McNabney Memorial Golf-A-Thon

    Help us remember former Nursery board president Zach McNabney by participating in our Memorial Golf-A-Thon. Zach was at his best on the golf course. His infectious smile and hearty laugh could always be seen and heard as he encouraged everyone he played with to be better golfers and better friends. So gather your foursome, raise pledges and hit the links to celebrate Zach in the best possible way – golfing for his favorite charity.

    Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Location: 800 Hartwell Dr., Savoy, IL
    Website: www.crisisnursery.net/
  • April 17, 2015 - May 14, 2015

    [Art @ Y] "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" an Smithsonian traveling exhibition

    Come and see the Exhibition “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

    Duration: "IndiVisible" remains on view through May 14, 2015 and will then continue to travel to museums around the nation.
    Gallery Hours: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

    Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL, IL
    Website: universityymca.org/
  • April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

    Comedy Soup Festival featuring Tom Green and many more

    Friday, April 17 - 6:00 p.m. till Midnight
    Saturday, April 18 - 12:00 p.m. till Midnight 

    A weekend full of fun and comedy!! CU Comedy will host an open mic challenge and winner will get to perform before the headliner on Saturday night.    

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • April 18, 2015

    Boneyard Creek Community Day

    This year is the 10th Boneyard Creek Community Day!

    Boneyard Creek Community Day is a way to celebrate and protect our lakes and streams by engaging volunteers to pitch in and clean. Litter looks bad and leads to more litter. It clogs storm drains causing local flooding and ends up in receiving streams harming aquatic life. This event helps us all to be responsible citizens and put trash in its place.

    At the event, volunteers clean up litter and non-native plants from areas all over Champaign-Urbana. Work sites vary from those suitable for younger children to more challenging sites.

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 207 E. Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: illinois.edu/fb/sec/5217235
  • April 18, 2015

    RiverWatch Volunteer Stream Monitoring Workshop

    The Illinois RiverWatch Network is a statewide, non-profit, volunteer stream monitoring program. Volunteers are trained and certified as “Citizen Scientists” to monitor and protect a local stream. Upon completing training and becoming certified, volunteers adopt a stream site and examine indicators of water quality like stream habitat and the diversity of species such as dragonfly nymphs, beetle larva, midges, and snails. Citizen Scientists play an important role in helping identify potentially degraded waters and areas that may need better protection.

    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 109 S. Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.ngrrec.org/Riverwatch/
  • April 18, 2015

    Get Up & Go Family Expo

    Bring the entire family out for the Get Up & Go, Family Expo at the Mahomet Seymour High School Field House! For more information, please visit the Mahomet Chamber Website

    More details to come! 

    Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Location: 302 State Street, Mahomet, IL
  • April 18, 2015

    Saturday Engineering for Everyone

    Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering.

    Refreshments served at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the ECE Building, 306 N. Wright St., Urbana.

    Talks from 10:15-11:15 a.m. in the Grainger Auditorium, just off the lobby of the ECE Building.

    Metered parking is available on Wright Street south of University Avenue, and in the north parking structure off University Avenue between Mathews and Goodwin avenues.

    Please see the schedule below:

    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 306 N. Wright St., Urbana, IL
    Website: www.ece.illinois.edu/
  • April 19, 2015

    Thai Yoga Massage Playshop

    Thai Yoga Massage Playshop
    With Mary Wolters

    Sunday April 19, 2015
    1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    “Lazy Man’s Yoga”, as it is referred to in Thailand, is a form of partner yoga that combines gentle stretching, acupressure, and breath work in one beautiful and meditative experience. The effects include more energy and a deep sense of relaxation.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.heartsopening52.eventbrite.com
  • April 19, 2015

    Historical Archaeology on the Illinois

    Presenter: Mark Branstner, Illinois State Archaeological Survey Historical occupation of Illinois dates back more than 300 years. Residents included Native Americans, French trappers and traders, and American settlers. Because so much of Illinois is rural and agricultural, much of Illinois’ archaeological treasure has been preserved. Thousands of archaeological sites sometimes complement, sometimes conflict with, and often complete the historical record. This lecture will trace the development of the discipline of historical archaeology in Illinois from its beginnings to today. Free.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Museum Education Center, Mahomet, IL
    Website: www.ccfpd.org/
  • April 19, 2015

    Meditation Workshop @ Japan House

    Japan House will offer a workshop on meditation for anyone interested in learning the Art of Meditation. Buddhist monk, Kokai Matsushita will be here to demonstrate how to be stress-free. This will be limited to 25 people, so call with your credit card and reserve your space!

    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Location: 2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.illinois.edu/en/
  • April 23, 2015

    Spring 2015 YWCA Women’s Achievement Celebration

    The YWCA Leadership Awards were created to recognize the achievements and contributions of exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses in the greater Champaign-Urbana community who work to advance the mission of the YWCA. In addition to their routine duties and responsibilities, recipients of the leadership awards often go the extra mile to get involved in programs and activities that benefit the communities in which they live and work. These individuals display leadership, initiative, creativity, and dedication.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 1900 South First St, Champaign, IL
  • April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    Seventh Annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

    The 7th Annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon will take over Champaign County April 24-26! This flat and fast course offers a beautiful, scenic tour of Champaign's revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods and awesome, paved park trails.

    Thousands of friendly, fun fans and volunteers from around the community will exemplify Midwest Hospitality. Participants will receive first-class race shirts, medals, food and fanfare.

    Time: (All day)
    Website: www.illinoismarathon.com/
  • April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    In a loving send-up of the frivolous musicals of the Jazz Age, past and present hilariously collide in this tuneful and masterfully meta musical! A die-hard musical theatre fan is playing his favorite cast album “The Drowsy Chaperone,” on his turntable, and as he listens, the musical literally bursts to life in his apartment, telling the story of a vivacious Broadway starlet trying to find her true love! Throw in a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone, and you've got an evening of musical comedy gold!

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Carbondale, IL
    Website: theatre.parkland.edu/
  • April 25, 2015

    Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Festival

    Bourbon, Beer & Bacon will take place on April, 25 from 2-10 PM. This will be a great opportunity for members of the community to come out to the Fluid Event Center and try hundreds of different types of bourbon and beer, as well as enjoy everyone's favorite... BACON!

    Time: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Location: 601 North Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • April 25, 2015

    Serious Monkey Business

    Serious Monkey Business
    with Maggie Taylor

    Experience deeper poses, greater balance, compassion, trust and play during partner yoga (AKA AcroYoga). Maggie will guide you and your friend(s) through yoga poses that use counter-balance and collaboration. May include Asana, partner stretching, monkeying around, dancing and “flying.” With effective communication and yoga basics in place an AcroYoga practice will be silly, safe, and enjoyable. Come ready to play. Bring a friend or sweetheart. No prior AcroYoga experience required.

    $30 per person

    Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
  • April 25, 2015

    Serious Monkey Business

    Serious Monkey Business
    With Maggie Taylor

    Saturday April 25th 2:30-5:00 pm

    Experience deeper poses, greater balance, compassion, trust and play during partner yoga (AKA AcroYoga). Maggie will guide you and your friend(s) through yoga poses that use counter-balance and collaboration. May include Asana, partner stretching, monkeying around, dancing and “flying.” With effective communication and yoga basics in place an AcroYoga practice will be silly, safe, and enjoyable. Come ready to play. Bring a friend or sweetheart. No prior AcroYoga experience required.

    Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: 212 South First Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.heartsopening52.eventbrite.com
  • April 26, 2015

    An Evening with David Sedaris

    With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, DAVID SEDARIS has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms & political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of the collections of personal essays Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, & Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, all of which have become bestsellers.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org
  • April 27, 2015

    Letterboxing - Look, Locate, Lasso

    Would you be interested in a hobby that combines artistic creations with treasure hunts in parks, forests, and cities all around the world? This hobby allows you to seek out hidden letterboxes by flowing clues and cracking codes. Letterboxers sign in to hidden guest books and make impressions of pieces of art usually in the form of a unique hand-carved stamp.

    Time: 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 201 N. Third, PO Box 259, St. Joseph, IL
  • April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    In a loving send-up of the frivolous musicals of the Jazz Age, past and present hilariously collide in this tuneful and masterfully meta musical! A die-hard musical theatre fan is playing his favorite cast album “The Drowsy Chaperone,” on his turntable, and as he listens, the musical literally bursts to life in his apartment, telling the story of a vivacious Broadway starlet trying to find her true love! Throw in a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone, and you've got an evening of musical comedy gold!

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Carbondale, IL
    Website: theatre.parkland.edu/

April 2015