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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Admission is $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, and children under 12, all at the door.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Korea: A Personal View illustrates the lives of people who inhabit one of the most secluded societies on the planet: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Many of the aspects of this environment are stark opposites. The harsh living conditions and rigid expectations contrast with the warm and friendly people who live there.
Tom Berenz is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Berenz has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from Northern Illinois University, and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Berenz blurs the lines between realism and abstraction, beauty and horror, devastation and the sublime. He uses the disaster motif as a metaphor to create conversations about personal, sociopolitical, environmental and ideological issues.
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
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.
Through March 25 Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world in the Zahn Learning Center. Cost: $2.00 per crafter requested.
This extraordinary coming-of age drama, promises to be an imaginative and original piece of theatrical storytelling! The Sparrowtells the story of Emily Book, a shy and guarded teenage girl who returns to her small town high school ten years after a tragic accident rocked the community. Thrust into the whirlwind of Spring Farm High she is guided by her biology teacher, Mr. Christopher, and befriended by head cheerleader, Jenny McGrath.
Every Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a great film, every friday at the Illini Union! The films rotate each week, bringing you a compilation of your favorite flicks, new and old.
For an up-to-date list of what movies are playing this weekend, please click here to visit the Illini Union website.
Mix a blustery brass lineup, a rhythm section led by a stride piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and a one-of-the-boys French frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you’ve got a recipe for a rowdy retro set from “one of the best jazz bands in NY today” (Forbes). The band was born when Parisian singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol met a stride piano player—bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo—at a jam session they found on Craigslist.
A preeminent ensemble in the world, the UI Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. Its members are undergraduate and graduate students who excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces. Since its inception, it has served as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program, and it is an innovator in the wind band field.
When The Merry Widow premiered in Vienna in 1905, its enthralling music took the world by storm, and a century later it continues to captivate audiences across the globe. Replete with beguiling Viennese waltzes, toe-tapping marches, and even the can-can, this jewel of an operetta tells the story of a wealthy widow and her love, Count Danilo, whose romance is entwined with the intrigues of aristocratic society.
What happens when you mix artists with unwanted materials destined for the landfill? You get Hatch, a Creative Re-Use Art Festival from the I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign, a marketplace of ideas from recycled materials. In its third year, the event will kick off with a “Trashion” Show on February 27, 2015, where designers use only recycled materials to make the latest in fashion.
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
The University of Illinois Club Hockey Team will take on Eastern Michigan University at the University of Illinois Ice Arena. For more information on this event or Illini Club Hockey, please visit the University of Illinois Club Hockey website.
The theme of the 2015 Black and Latino Male Summit (BLMS) is An Exploration of Identity: Who Are You? Who Do They Think You Are? This year’s summit strives to provide a forum for Black and Latino men to discuss issues of identity and to create strategies to explore, develop, and protect their identities. The summit aims to create an experience that sparks reflection and ignites action from its participants. Furthermore, the organizers and sponsors of this summit seek to promote camaraderie, coalition building, and community between Black and Latino men.
This “advanced-level” adult workshop is geared toward college students and members of the public with some experience and skills in jewelry-making or other hands-on visual arts or fine craft. Participants will learn to transform found objects into “reservoirs” for preserving ephemera or other small items, and to preserve the materials using resin. David and Roberta will also demonstrate how to create a bezel and use cold connections to join elements of the pieces they create.
To register and pay here to reserve your spot go to: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/o739ztN9q8227i
Cheer on the Illini Women's Basketball team as they take on Michigan at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois Campus!
For more information on the Illini Women's Basketball team or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit the Illini Athletics Website.
February 27, 2015: 7:00 p.m.
February 28, 2015: 2:00 p.m.
The Champaign Park District Dance Arts School will be presenting a new Ballet, “Alice in Wonderland” featuring Irish Dance, and Contemporary Ballet at the Historic Virginia Theatre! The Dance Arts School will be dancing through Lewis Carroll’ beloved children’s classic.
It's officially basketball season in Chambana! Throw on your best orange and blue gear and get excited to cheer on the Illini Men's Basketball team at the State Farm Center!
For more information on Illinois Athletics or the Illini Men's Basketball Team, please visit the Fighting Illini website
The 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival will be held on February 28th, 2015. It will be hosted by the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Doors open at 6 pm in Foellinger Auditorium on campus, with the films starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. We will feature a live insect petting zoo, exotic insect displays from around the world, face painting and balloon-insects, locally-made insect-related artwork, and a live demonstration of Bugscope (http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/). The theme for this year’s festival is Female Entomologists in Fear Films.
Come join us for the Hatch Exhibition opening on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Indi Go Art Coop at 7 pm, $5 suggested donation at the door.
Click to see the artists accepted into the 2015 exhibition! http://abouthatch.org/hatch-2015-art-exhibition/
11 am – 5 pm Saturdays
1 – 5 pm Sundays
6 – 8 pm Monday – Friday
Free and open to the public
Click to see artists accepted into into the 2015 Exhibition: http://abouthatch.org/hatch-2015-art-exhibition/
Creating a source of deep national pride, the State Symphony Orchestra of México and its director/founder Enrique Bátiz promote Mexican culture and identity throughout the country and abroad. Bátiz began his musical career as an international concert pianist before finding his calling as a conductor. In addition to leading the State Symphony Orchestra of México, he enjoys conducting engagements with major international orchestras and served as principal guest conductor of England’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.