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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL

Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival. Join us for our first Matsuri and kick off the fall semester here at Japan House within the University of Illinois Arboretum. Come for an afternoon of Japanese and Asian inspired food, drinks, crafts, demonstrations, and performances. Purchase of tickets are needed for food and drink.They will be available at Japan House. There will be drum performances by Ho Etsu Taiko and tea ceremonies by Urbana-Champaign Association of Chado Urasenke Tankokai. There will be martial arts demonstrations, garden tours of the Japan House gardens, bonsai and ikebana displays and tea bowl making by Jason Armour. Some of our participating restaurants will be Cream & Flutter, Flying Machine Coffee, JT Walker's, Kona Ice, Michaels' Catering, Miga, Pandamonium Doughnuts and Pizza M.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum

A whole afternoon of performances! During WorldFest, the Museum celebrates the wonderful variety of performance arts practiced around the world and offers hands-on activities for everyone. This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Suggested donation: $5.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
111 Walnut St (2nd Floor), Champaign, IL

Institute 4 Creativity will be hosting a joint screening of Dither: The DIY Sound and Walls of Sound by local film makers Sam Geneser and David Gracon.

Dither (2013/38 min.) — A short form documentary project on do it yourself music; heightening our sense of community and stimulating positive social change.

Walls of Sound (2012/63 min.) — A Look Inside the House of Records is a feature length documentary video that explores the House of Records, a brick and mortar independent record store based in Eugene, Oregon. Read the full description at https://houseofrecords.wordpress.com/

Cover $3 // All-Ages!

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
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8/15/2015
2pm & 6pm

PENS TO LENS Student Screenwriting Competition

Tickets: $12 pass/$8 ticket On Sale Now

A project of the Champaign Urbana Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers and Champaign Urbana Design Organization. Pens to Lens invites East Central Illinois K-12 students to write and submit original screenplays which are then made into short films by local filmmakers, while original movie posters are created by the local design community.

At this special 3rd annual gala screening, the whole community is invited to see the finished films, walk the red carpet, and celebrate student writing, with awards presented! The 2pm screening features films written by K-8th grade students, and the 6pm screening features films written by 8th-12th grade students.

For more information feel free to call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit our website at http://www.thevirginia.org. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Arboretum - 2001 S Lincoln Ave

Le Jardin Music Festival - A celebration of Champaign Urbana's culture and creativity.

Performers include:
UIUC Opera & Dance Students
Le Chateau de la Voix Orchestra
Sketch Artists & Painters
Guest Instrumentalists
Spoken Word

 

Free Admission

Bring food, beverage, blankets, chairs, and join in a wonderful summer evening of inspired presentations by Champaign-Urbana finest artists. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Countrybrook Apts

We are bringing a party to your neighborhood! Join us at Countrybrook Apts. for Block Party fun! Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, Interactive music by DJ Fireproof, and many more activities will avaliable for all to enjoy!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dobbins Downs

We are bringing a party to your neighborhood! Join us at Dobbins Downs Park for Block Party fun! Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, Interactive music by DJ Fireproof, and many more activities will avaliable for all to enjoy!

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Human Kinetics Park

We are bringing a party to your neighborhood! Join us at Human Kinetics Park for Block Party fun! Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, Interactive music by DJ Fireproof, and many more activities will avaliable for all to enjoy!

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.

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