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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
Main & Race Streets, Urbana

4th Annual Race Street Bash! at the Community Center for the Arts

The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) will host its 4th annual street fair celebrating the arts in Champaign County with local musicians, artists, and performing artists on Sunday, May 31 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Race Street, just north of Main Street in Urbana. All activities are free and open to the public.

This event is a real old-fashioned street party with live music, street performers, games, a cakewalk, and free hands-on activities in music and arts for all ages. There will be free lemonade and food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

For a schedule of events and more details please visit C4A’s website at www.c-4a.org and click on “Happenings”, email info@c-4a.org or call 217-384-5150.

This program is funded by a grant from Urbana Public Arts and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am
Orpheum Children's Science Museum, 346 North Neil Street Champaign, IL 61820

Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Kids' Building Fair at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum, in Downtown Champaign. Visit different cities where your creations spring to life out of wood, nails, paint, tile, and metal. This award-winning event will take place Saturday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. when a dream pirate ship will be raffled to one lucky winner. All outdoor activities are free. For more information, visit orpheumkids.com.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – at 7:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A French film directed and written by pioneering filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. Much of “Goodbye” is built around a young couple at a lake house, often arguing and often naked, but it’s essentially a feature-length montage.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:30pm
The Virginia Theatre

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – at 9:30 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) A tribute to Harold Ramis, featuring a collection of short clips from his movies, followed by a conversation with his wife, Erica, and Trevor Albert, a producer on several Ramis films.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – at 1:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A Swedish film centered on a pair of Laurel and Hardy-like traveling salesmen, but also a collection of self-contained comic vignettes, many reflecting on painful subjects such as mortality, aging and unrequited love.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – at 4:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2007) A documentary about moving an old Southern plantation house, and in the process learning of a family’s secret history and dealing with myths of plantation life. The director is film critic Godfrey Cheshire.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – at 8:30 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2015) A drama that centers around a few days of heady and insightful conversation in 1996 between two writers, one of them the acclaimed David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008. Jason Segel and James Ponsoldt are guests.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Friday, April 17, 2015 – at 1:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A French drama about a teenage girl and the gang of girls she falls in with, in the process learning what friendship means and experimenting with identity.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Friday, April 17, 2015 – at 4:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (1926) This year’s silent film is the last movie starring silent-era heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. The plot involves Valentino’s character falling in love with a dancing girl, after which he comes to believe she has betrayed him.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:30pm
The Virginia Theatre

Friday, April 17, 2015 – at 8:30 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (1993) A drama set in 1968 in an Italian-American Bronx neighborhood about a teenage boy and the two men attempting to shape his life – his father, played by Robert De Niro, and a gangster named Sonny.

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