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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
133 W. Sale St. & 126 W. Sale St., Tuscola, IL

You are invited to the first Odd Market, an art, handmade and vintage one-day show in downtown Tuscola on June 3. Sponsored by Tuscola Odd Fellows Lodge #316, the event will raise funds for Douglas County Mental Health, a not-for-profit organization that offers counsling, crisis intervention, teen programs and other services. 

This event will be held in conjunction with the annual downtown car show in Tuscola!

FEATURING

Crass Stitching
Elzie Sexton
Nichole Sexton
Melissa Monsters Turner
ACME Elfworks
Kelly Hieronymus
Yellow Dog Studio
L & L Studio
Piper Pottery https://www.facebook.com/piperpottery/
Blackdogcircus
Jenny Shields Cowgill
Floyds Barber Shop
Jill McDevitt
Hello Dolly
Dizzy D
Cynical Redhead
Rachel Ray Photography
Laura Ann Tays
Krafts by Kelli
Sparrow's Journey by Heather Chism Santos
Bird & Thistle
Evelyne Tardy
Zac Atkinson
Vintage Karma
Rumours Hat Shoppe - Champaign, IL
R de•signs
The 28th Annual Wheel's Car Club Car Show
The Chuckwagon
Sundry Shadows
Live Music by Matt Berry
AND MORE!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Independent Media Center

Come see what we've been up to at Open Scene, IMC's NEA-funded youth arts project on Saturday, May 6, 2-5 p.m. We'll be having an art auction to raise money for youth programming at IMC! 

At this culminating event, we'll hear from local youth about a new vision for IMC and Urbana. 

We'll be having an art auction with 8 new posters by Langston Allston, local muralist, among them the image attached. Bring a friend, and bring your check books! 

We're raising money to support more collaborations with Open Scene youth leaders, a new after school program with Janice Mitchell's Neighborhood Connections, and launch a new music studio with Jamie Gatson aka J.Tune. 

Make a donation now to support CU's youth!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Orpheum Theatre 346 N. Neil St., Champaign

The Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra in Concert at the Orpheum Theatre, Champaign, IL

Contact: Barry R. Morse
Email: barryrmorse@hotmail.com
(217) 369-5328

Champaign-Urbana based Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra will perform improvised otherworldly soundscapes live at the Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign, on Saturday, May 6 at 2:45 pm. Preceding the concert at 2:00 pm also at the Orpheum Theatre will be a lecture given by Barry R. Morse, founder and director of the ensemble, on the history, music and musical stylings of this strange instrument. Tickets are available at the door and all proceeds will benefit the refurbishing of the Orpheum Theatre.

The theremin is the world’s oldest electronic musical instrument still in use, having been invented in 1920. It is also the only instrument which is played without any physical contact: the player waves his/her hands in the air around two antennas to produce eerie, whistling sounds which rise and fall in smooth arcs of continuous pitch change. The sounds are then amplified and projected over loudspeakers. The theremin’s weird sound is famous for its use in 1950s era science fiction movies.

The Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra consists of nine (9) of these unique instruments, which is eight more than most people ever get to see in one place at the same time. The Orchestra is unique also in that the music is improvised but controlled by special hand signals given by Barry R. Morse, the director, who will sculpt sonic masses out of thin air in real time. All of the performers are local citizens who will train beforehand in two special workshops given by the director. This performance on May 6, will also be unusual in that it will be a performance-in-the-round: the whole orchestra will surround the audience which will be seated in the middle. This “surround sound” feature is the brainchild of sound and video artist Jake Metz.

Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Lecture: 2:00 pm
Concert: 2:45 pm
Tickets: $5.00 available at the door
For more information: www.facebook.com/orpheummuseum

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cunningham Children’s Home - Spiritual Life Center, 1301 N. Cunningham Drive, Urbana, IL

Cunningham Children’s Home’s Festival of Quilts joins the Boneyard Arts Festival this spring as one of more than 90 galleries showcasing the arts in Central Illinois. This year Cunningham is excited to present a collection of show quilts that creatively blur the lines between conventional quilt making and fine art. The 13th annual Festival of Quilts will also include a silent auction and quilt boutique as well as a gift shop, bake sale and the Patchwork Café.

The Boneyard is a four-day event which brings together area businesses, organizations, and artists while promoting the cultural vibrancy of our community. As the Festival of Quilts has grown and the quilts submitted for viewing have evolved it became obvious to all who help with the event that many of our local artists are sharing their artwork through quilts.

We invite you to join us on Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy the colorful and diverse exhibit as well as the silent auction.

This year’s event features two guest speakers. Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m., Deborah Fell will present stories of hope that inspire her work. Fell, a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium, is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and Art Quilt Network. Well-known quilt teacher and lecturer Sherry Fourez Sollers will present her miniature quilts on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sollers is a competitive quilter throughout the Midwest.

Tickets are available at the door and are a $5.00 donation. All proceeds benefit children and youth served by Cunningham.

Visit our website cunninghamhome.org or find us on Facebook to learn more.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill, 61801

St. Patrick’s Day Tea
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
2-4 pm
Sylvia’s Irish Inn Bed & Breakfast, 312 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
http://www.sylviasirishinn.com/
Join us for a relaxing afternoon tea at
Sylvia’s Irish Inn
Price $25.00 – This includes a glass Champaign
Punch on arrival and traditional tea sandwiches
and desserts.
Enjoy beautiful, live Celtic music
and storytelling.
Call 217-384-4800 for reservations as seating is limited

Saturday, January 28, 2017 (All day)
Unity High School

The 11th annual All Out A Cappella concert will be held Saturday, January 28 at Unity High School auditorium in Tolono. There will be performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Both shows feature No Comment, Xtension Chords, Rip Chords, and Unseen from the University of Illinois; Clef Hangers and The Outlandish from Illinois State University; and Surreal Sound from Unity High School. Unseen and The Outlandish are both new groups that will be featured in this year’s show.

The evening will provide entertainment for the entire family. General admission tickets to each show are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Doors open at 4:30 for the 5 p.m. concert and 7:30 for the 8 p.m. concert. The event is sponsored by Unity Music Boosters with all proceeds going toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools. Tickets may be purchased from Unity High School choral students and at the High School office, or ordered online at www.unitymusicboosters.org. Additional questions can be directed to 217-239-1914.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 9:00am, Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:00am, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:00am, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:00am, Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:00am, Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:00am, Monday, December 12, 2016 - 9:00am, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:00am, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 9:00am, Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:00am, Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:00am, Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:00am, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 9:00am, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:00am, Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:00am, Friday, December 23, 2016 - 9:00am, Monday, December 26, 2016 - 9:00am, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 9:00am
312 W Green St, Urbana, Ill, 61801

"Come & Join us for our 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast with Mrs Claus"

Sylvias irish Inn
312 W Green St
Urbana, Ill, 61801

Bring the whole family for a fabulous breakfast with pancakes,bacon,mixed fruit, orange juice, coffee or tea.
Mrs.Claus will be there with stories,games,&special project,& live music!.

Saturday and Sunday, December 3,& 4,2016.

Time: 9am to 11am both days.
Where: Sylvia's Irish Inn
312 W Green St
Urbana, Ill, 61801
Tickets $15.00

Proceeds will benefit the Community Center for the Arts Scholarship Fund.
Reservations Required.

Please call 217-384-4800 to reserve your your places

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:00pm to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00am
Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821

37th annual Chris Cringle Craft Sale
Fluid Event Center
November 11: 3pm - 9pm
November 12: 9am - 5pm

ADMISSION
Adults: $5 each
Children 12 and under: FREE!
Parking at Fluid Event Center: FREE
(Please DO NOT park in the County Market lot across the Street.)
- Strollers and carts are welcome.
- Tickets will be available at the ticket office at the Fluid Event Center.
- Box office opens half hour before the sale each day.

INFORMATION
The Chris Cringle Arts & Crafts Show is one of the Midwest’s largest craft shows, featuring over 155 booths displaying a wide variety of handcrafted items by local and area artists, as well as artists from all over the Midwest. A rest area and refreshments are available. There is free parking at the Fluid Events Center, but please DO NOT park in the County Market lot across the street, you may be towed. Illinois Heartland Decorative Artist sponsors a raffle featuring a holiday quilt, painted and piece by our members. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds from our show support our many projects, including art student scholarships, Memorial 4-H Camp, Decorative Arts Collections, memory boxes for hospitals, sponsoring families through the Department of Children and Family Services, area food banks, seminars, demonstrations, displays and a weekend retreat.

PARTICIPATE
If you are an artist and would like to showcase your work at the Chris Cringle show hosted by the Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists then follow the link below for more information on how to join!

VENDOR INFO:
http://www.ihda.us/joiningcc.html

For more information call: 217-892-4135

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Community Center for the Arts, 202 West Main St., Urbana, IL

Event: The Tone Road Ramblers, concert of improvised music.

Date: Friday, August 19

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Place: Community Center for the Arts, 202 West Main St., Urbana, IL

Contact: Robin Kearton

Phone: (217) 384-5150

E-mail: info@c-4a.org

Admission: Free-will donations to benefit Community Center for the Arts

Performers:

Morgan Powell: trombone

Ray Sasaki: trumpet

Eric Mandat: clarinet

Howie Smith: saxophones

Jim Staley: trombone

The Tone Road Ramblers are legendary among improvising musicians. Their point of departure is jazz, but their sound embraces traditions from around the world, Western avant-garde, micro-tonality, and sounds yet uncharted. The ensemble had its debut concert in New York City in 1981. Since then the group has performed concerts in New York, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Tampa, Miami, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Austin, and Urbana. They have presented concerts at Festivals in Bucharest, Romania and Latvia, at Merkin Hall, NYC, and at the International Trombone Festival at
Urbana, Illinois. The Ramblers have recorded two LPs and nine CDs. This concert will include discussion and a Q&A session.
Not to be missed by anyone interested in first-rate improvised music!

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Guido's Bar & Grill

Show off your knowledge and support the One People Summer Arts Camp!

Join us at Guido's for a night of fun competition. All money raised at this event will go towards the One People Summer Arts Camp happening in July.

Arrive at 6 PM, trivia will begin at 6:30 PM. $10 per person to get in on the action. You can have a team of up to 8 people or come solo and we can pair you with other people. Trivia categories include: Vocal, Dance, Creative Writing, Visual Arts and Mystery. There will be raffles available and prizes for the winning teams.

For more information, visit our event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1782216075341785/
Feel free to check out the camp website! http://www.onepeoplecu.org/#!summerartscamp/c16oy

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