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 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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Join us every Saturday in August for Yoga on the Hill! Guest yoga instructors will lead this weekly program for adults. Beginners are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and a water bottle. Registration is not required. $5 suggested donation.
For more info: (217) 896-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that programs may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
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.
The newly named Giertz Gallery at Parkland College is proud to present the Annual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, opening Monday, August 18. The exhibit is an annual showcase of art created by faculty and includes sculpture, painting, photography, metals, ceramics, graphic design and digital media. An opening reception for the artists and a ceremony honoring the new name of the gallery in honor of Donna Giertz will take place Thursday, August 21. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sept. 20.
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.
Join us for a night of experimental/alternative music featuring not one but FIVE local/regional bands. There will also be an art exhibit by Scott Barber (aka Scobar) with super cool wearable art and posters for sale.
ACKER- Central Illinois instrumental quartet. If you like polvo, you'll probably like these guys.
Syna So Pro (St Louis)- Solo looping project.
The Tennis Lesson (St Louis)- pop punk from the lou. http://thetennislesson.bandcamp.com/
a Light Sleeper (Chicago)- strings, horns and loops.
The Parkland College Men’s Soccer team will host a “Kick out Hunger” soccer tournament, benefiting the Wesley Food Pantry at Parkland, Aug. 30 and 31 at the soccer fields on the campus’s north side.
Eight college soccer teams representing Illinois, Indiana and Wyoming will participate in the two-day tournament. Games take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, a Women’s Soccer game will be played at noon on both days.
Join us for a day of food, fun, and football! The University of Illinois football team will kick-off with season with a game against Youngstown State at Memorial Stadium. Catch the Illini Walk, enjoy yourself at the Illini Street Fest, and don't miss the Marching Illini Public Warm-up ... we'll see you there!
For more information please visit www.fightingillini.com
Spend the night out with us at Kaufman Lake! Bring
your tents and sleeping bags and enjoy free food and
s‘mores while participating in a variety of activities
including stories around the camp fire, a DJ with
contests, a night-hike scavenger hunt, and more!
Cheer on the Parkland Women's Soccer Team as they take on Jackson Community College at Parkland College! For more information on Men's Soccer or Parkland Athletics, please contact Parkland College at 217-351-2200.
Sit back, relax, and listen to the sounds of great local bands. Bring your lawn chair and a snack, and the concert is free!