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.
Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal civil rights for all citizens.
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 email@example.com to find out availability.
For many Americans, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate, Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou. This exhibit features 16 vintage Haitian Vodou flags (drapo Vodou) from a rarely seen private collection. Six sparkling Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context for these dazzling sequin- and bead-encrusted ceremonial banners.
Fridays through August 22 A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight from your backyard in this traditional planetarium show. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Adults $5; students, seniors, and kids $4, at the door. No show on July 4.
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
Alto Vineyards has been a leader in the Illinois wine industry for over 20 years and has won over 700 awards in both national and international competitions. At its location here in Champaign, Alto Vineyards is now making a name for itself as a music venue. Situated far enough from the city to be a refreshing change from the bar scene and close enough for a quick drive out, Alto Vineyards presents the best of both worlds in the realm of local music and Illinois wine.
Between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, a specter was haunting Europe, the specter of witchcraft. The West was swept by the growing preoccupation of ecclesiastical and secular authorities with the threat posed by witches—that is, by people, most often women, who were believed to be practitioners of magic, working in concert with diabolical powers toward the subversion of Christian society.
Tuesdays through July 29 New! While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home. Adults $5; students, seniors, and kids $4, at the door.
Thursdays through July 31 New! While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her, before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home. Adults $5; students, seniors, and kids $4, at the door.
Visit Prairie Fruits Farm every Wednesday in the summer to sample and purchase their award-winning goat cheese! Don't miss out on a variety of flavors of goat's milk gelato. U-Pick is also available on Wednesdays when fruit is available. Special guests and vendors rotate each week, so visit prairiefruits.com for more information.
Join us for a morning of healthy and fun fitness activities incorporating cardio, strength training, and stretching in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Close-toed shoes, sun protection, mat/towel, water bottle, and comfortable clothing are recommended. Meet at the showerhouse parking lot. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Program may be cancelled if there is inclement weather; please contact us if you have a question. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-1268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon. June 16 - Thur. July 24 (closed for Independence Day on July 3)
Reception: Thu. June 19, 6–8pm
Gallery Talk by Lisa Costello and Laura O’Donnell
Music by Big Blue Stem
Additional Gallery Talk: Tue. June 24, 1pm, Jennifer Hain Tepper, Velde Preservation Librarian and Associate Professor, University Library from UIUC entitled “Preservation and Conservation Approaches for Historic Paper and Photograph Collections”
Join us for Playscape Mondays, each Monday from June 2 to August 25! A naturalist will be on hand with exploratory tools and/or a live animal! Remember to dress to get dirty. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or email@example.com.
Institute for Creativity Summer Offerings
Yes You Can! An Introduction to Creativity
Tuesday, June 24, 6:30-8:00pm, ages 15+, $20/class for adults & $15/class for youths
Make It Happen! An Introduction to Project Management
Wednesday, June 25, 6:30-8:00pm, ages 15+, $20/class for adults & $15/class for youths
Figure Drawing Groups
Thursdays, June 26 through July 24, 7:00-9:00pm, ages 18+, $15/session
Sundays, June 29 through July 27, 2:00-5:00pm, ages 18+, $15/session
Youth Activist Filmmaking Intensive Workshop *
Join the Rare Book & Manuscript Library as it celebrates the acquisition of the Tennyson Library of Crochet. There will be an exhibit on the first floor of the Main Library and in the Marshall Gallery, in addition to a variety of great events.
All artwork in the gallery is 25% off during the Off the Wall Event. Get a sneak peak of the new images from the 2015 calendars, plus see your favorites from the International, Woodlands and Prairiescapes collections. The artwork you have been admiring all year can be on your walls now!
We'll see you there!
The Sister Singers Network is a cooperative web of feminist choruses and ensembles, composers, arrangers, and individual singers working together to support and enrich the women’s choral movement. This festival promotes the mission of the group to nurture the spirit, energy, and diversity of the women’s choral movement.
The sultry voice of Katie Flynn and the stylish piano playing of Gordy Wilson will turn Stage 5 into a cabaret lounge where you can settle in with a wine sample and catch up with friends on a relaxing summer night.
Come for a special screening of the sing-a-long version of one of the most popular animated films of all time!
Sing along to the words of the Academy Award-nominated film event of a generation, Disney's Frozen Sing-A-Long.
About a mountain climber and a young girl named Anna team up on an epic journey to find the legendary Snow Queen and end the eternal winter that has fallen over their kingdom.
Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26 — 6:00 P.M. (with a 1:30 P.M. matinee Saturday)
Seating: General Admission
Event Type: Children
Age Group(s): Early Childhood
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Shake your sillies out and wiggle your waggles away at this dance party for the young crowd.
Location: The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
We are coming to your neighborhood! Gather your friends, family, and neighbors as we host the Sounds at Sunset events throughout Champaign. Each event will include an array of activities such as live music, inflatables, games, crafts, and more! Best of all, these events are free! Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments.
Friday, July 25 visit Scott Park to hear the Mhondoro perform from 6pm-8pm!
Bring your family and friends out to the forest preserves for some free fishing fun! Kids will have the chance to win awards for the Most Fish, the Biggest Fish, and the Good Sport Award! Basic fishing instruction will be available to beginners. Cane poles and bait are available to use, but you are welcome to bring your own. The Illinois fishing license requirement has been waived for this event; all fishing is catch-and-release. Adult supervision of children is required. All activities are FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head to campustown for the third annual Bud Light Summer Stage! Held at the corner off Sixth & John St., the festival will have a Kids Fest starting at 3:00 p.m., with a petting zoo, carnival games, dancing, fairy tale theater, glitter tattos and more! Admission in to Kids Fest is $5 per child up to 4 children. Each additional child is free. No admission fee for adults.
All proceeds raised at Kids Fest will be donated to the non-profit organizations running the games.
The concert kicks off at 6:00 p.m., featuring Mike Ingram, 90s Daughter and the Brat Pack.
Learn the basics of Travis Picking from Bob Shoemaker!
Join us for a FREE workshop on the basics of Travis Picking. Alternating bass and playing melodies on top.
Bring your guitar or borrow one of ours!
Workshop starts at 7:30 PM on Saturday, July 26th.
The Upper Bout
723 S Neil St, Champaign
Think using a power tool is hard or scary? We're breaking out old tools from our collection for you to try! We will have drawknifes, spokeshaves, planes, hand drills and more. Imagine building a house or making a cabinet with these! FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or email@example.com
Following its downstate Illinois premiere at the 2014 Ebertfest, Life Itself returns to the Virginia for a week of special screenings starting July 28th!
With this band’s lively bluegrass, patriotic tunes, folk-laced melodies from the American Songbook, jazz, and swing, Krannert Uncorked will be like spending a prairie night singing around the campfire. This week’s beverage samples are from Friar Tuck.