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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
Orpheum Theater

40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, has reinvented their annual fundraiser with 40 North UNTITLED, a one-of-a-kind, late-night event on February 19th at the Orpheum Theatre. Celebrating the arts of Champaign County and 40 North’s mission of cultivating creativity, this engaging and interactive evening will bring together art lovers, supporters, and the general public for a night of artful entertainment. As the sole 40 North fundraising event of the year, the proceeds from the night will benefit 40 North and its programs including the Boneyard Arts Festival, ACE Awards, the Eric Show, Friday Night Live, Sky Gallery, MTD ART, and more. 

This late-evening event will feature complimentary cocktail bar and retro gourmet snacks and desserts by Michaels Catering. Customize your own t-shirt and tote screenprinted on site by Weiskamp Screen Printing, become an #arthero during your time inside the pop-up escape room byChampaign-Urbana Adventures in Time and Space, select orginal art by dozens of local artists, try your luck at the wine wall, dance the night away with DJ Mike Ingram, watch "lady-rage" unfold by CLAW: Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling, bid on unique auction items, and much more!

Tickets can be purchased at 40North.org, by contacting 40 North at 217-351-9841, or in person at 106 S. Neil St. Champaign IL 61821. 

In advance: $45/person, $80/couple on or before 2/18
At the door: $50/person on 2/19

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:00am
Cunningham Children’s Home - Spiritual Life Center

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 12th 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 8th and 9th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy the colorful and diverse exhibit as well as the silent auction.

On Saturday, Erick Wolfmeyer, this year’s guest speaker, will share a collection of his fine art quilts, and the stories which brought him to quilting as a creative outlet. Erick’s work has been featured in numerous books and periodicals and has been exhibited through the US and China. With each new piece, Erick celebrates quilt-making as the perfect metaphor for an imperfect, but well-lived life.

To read more about Erick’s fascinating life and experiences as an artist visit our website, cunninghamhome.org.

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.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Unity High School

All Out A Cappella Concert Happening February 6

The 10th Anniversary All Out A Cappella concert will be held Saturday, February 6 at Unity High School in Tolono. There will be performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Both shows feature No Comment, Xtension Chords, and Rip Chords from the University of Illinois; Acafellaz and Clef Hangers from Illinois State University; and Surreal Sound from Unity High School. The 5 p.m. performance adds Illinois Barbershop Quartet Champions Drive Time to the line-up while the 8 p.m. show adds ILL Harmonic, one of the newest a cappella groups from the University of Illinois. There will also be some surprise performances by special guests.

The evening will provide entertainment for the entire family. General admission tickets to each show are $14 for adults and $7 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 217-239-0070.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Pizza M 208 West Main St Downtown Urbana, 202-1919

One of the great benefits of arts and cultural gatherings is their potential to bring us together in shared experiences and build community. And lest we forget, it is the capacity of our communities to endure difficulty, tragedy and challenge that allows us to grow in both understanding and broad acceptance of who we are and hence move us toward who and what we can be. Please bring your beautiful self.

What: Change Maker gathering/live jazz/auction/ and live painting by Langston Allston Yeagle
When: December 22nd 2015 9pm-11pm
Where: Pizza M, Main Street Urbana
Why: "What matters then is to not only know the world but to change it”.
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Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:00am to Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 4:00pm
2000 S Lincoln Ave Urbana

Please join us for our Japan House Holiday Bazaar: Mottainai!

December 12-13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m both days.

Many items at the Bazaar are Asian or Asian inspired, but there are many from other cultures across the globe. Just a few of the things you will find: Asian pottery, kimonos, origami, handmade crafts (our interns have been hard at work), traditional American quilts, scrolls, books, prints, matcha tea and tea equipment, jewelry, and gift certificates for tea ceremonies or yukata dressing events for you and your friends.

You’ll even be able to order holiday pies from Cream & Flutter (Bourbon Pecan, French Apple or Pear Blueberry). They will not only give you a mini-pie when you order but also donate part of the cost to Japan House. Please do your holiday shopping in the beauty of Japan House! All funds raised by this event go to support the Japan House Internship Program. Our interns develop and coordinate student outreach programs and assist us in every way. We can’t imagine being without them—they are an incredible group. Please help us continue this important initiative by shopping at the Japan House Bazaar. We hope to see you!

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 W. Green in Urbana

The C-U Storytelling Guild will be presenting the storytelling concert "Feeding Body and Soul" on December 5 at 7:30 PM. The concert benefits Sola Gratia Farm, and the suggested donation is $10. The tellers for this concert are Amy Atkinson, Elaine Bearden, Camille Born, Kath Brinkmann, Linda Dust, Erica Eis, Dan Keding, Jeri Murphy, Sue Searing, and Kim Sheahan. For more information, contact Kim Sheahan at kimtales@mchsi.com.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall Food Court, Urbana

On Tuesday, December 1, C4A will host TWO FREE Christmas Sing-Along events: one oriented toward families, and another with a more adult feel. Both are free--our “give back” to the community on Giving Tuesday. YOU are invited to join the fun, and--- if you feel inspired-–do a little giving of your own to help C4A with its mission to cultivate community through experiences with music. We’ll make it easy for you to donate online, on your phone, or using the old-fashioned cash or check method. (We are a 501 c3 organization, and your donation may be deductible.) The family event will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the food court at Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall. Join us for singing, playing, face painting, and crafts. Everyone is welcome to help us decorate our life-sized Gingerbread House! Rick Murphy will lead the music: singers and instruments welcome! Our friendly elves will assist the kids at stations for coloring, making snowflakes, and creating your own Christmas cards. A relaxed event for grown-ups will follow from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at The Iron Post (at the corner of Race and Elm in downtown Urbana). Rick Murphy will lead from the piano for this session, too. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to join in. Paul will serve his special eggnog. We have set up a dropbox with FREE downloadable Christmas music. Please email us at info@c-4a.org if you would like us to send you the link. For details please visit our website: http://c-4a.org/happenings/2015-16-season-events-listing/ or on Facebook “C4A’s Christmas Sing-Along”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1086915507999474/

Email: info@c-4a.org

Phone: 217.384.5150.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall Food Court, Urbana

On Tuesday, December 1 C4A will host TWO FREE Christmas Sing-Along events: one oriented toward families, and another with a more adult feel. Both are free--our “give back” to the community on Giving Tuesday. YOU are invited to join the fun, and--- if you feel inspired-–do a little giving of your own to help C4A with its mission to cultivate community through experiences with music. We’ll make it easy for you to donate online, on your phone, or using the old-fashioned cash or check method. (We are a 501 c3 organization, and your donation may be deductible.) The family event will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the food court at Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall. Join us for singing, playing, face painting, and crafts. Everyone is welcome to help us decorate our life-sized Gingerbread House! Rick Murphy will lead the music: singers and instruments welcome! Our friendly elves will assist the kids at stations for coloring, making snowflakes, and creating your own Christmas cards. A relaxed event for grown-ups will follow from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at The Iron Post (at the corner of Race and Elm in downtown Urbana). Rick Murphy will lead from the piano for
this session, too. All singers and instrumentalists are invited to join in. Paul will serve his special eggnog. We have set up a dropbox with FREE downloadable Christmas music. Please email us at info@c-4a.org if you would like us to send you the link.
For details please visit our website: http://c-4a.org/happenings/2015-16-season-events-listing/ or on Facebook “C4A’s Christmas Sing-Along”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1086915507999474/

Email: info@c-4a.org

Phone: 217.384.5150.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

"Coffee and Tea: Cups and Dessert" Benefit for Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
Take home a handcrafted cup, enjoy delicious food and beverages, traditional Irish music, and silent auction!

Select from among a stunning array of handcrafted ceramic cups and enjoy music and bakery-fresh desserts during “Coffee and Tea: Cups and Dessert,” Giertz Gallery’s biennial fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the gallery lounge at Parkland College.

Ticket includes selecting a beautiful handmade ceramic cup generously donated by Parkland College Ceramics program faculty and students. The benefit features delicious desserts baked fresh by the Parkland College Hospitality program, hot tea and freshly brewed coffee provided by Columbia Street Roastery, and traditional Irish music by Fair Play.

Perfect for holiday gifts (or for yourself), a silent auction rounds out the event’s festivities. Guests may place bids on various artworks donated by students and teachers of the Art and Design program. These works of art include vases, bowls, teapots, handmade jewelry, and a photograph donated by Craig McMonigal.

Tickets to the gallery benefit are $30 or two for $50, with advanced purchase recommended; cups will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. To purchase tickets, please contact the Giertz Gallery office at 217/351-2485, visit our website at www.parkland.edu/gallery or stop by the Giertz Gallery. Many of the silent auction pieces may be viewed ahead of time on the Giertz Gallery website. All proceeds will support the Giertz Gallery.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 10:00pm
Orpheumm Children's Science Museum

Benefiting the Orpheum Childrens Science Museum and the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $5

All Ages
3:30-6:30pm 
Performance pumpkin carving
Pumpkin Cookie Decorating
Pumpkin Auction
Tricks, Treats & Eats
Face Painting & Mask Making
Airbrush Tattoos

19+
7-10pm
Live music & DJ Belly
Costume Contest
Craft potions & brews
After dark performers
Tarot readings
Piato Food Truck 

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