film & video

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Draw a story with pictures and and make a mini "film" using stop motion photography.

For children entering grades 2 to 6.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
The Art Theater Co-op (126 W Church St., Champaign IL 61820)

The Illini Swing Society and The Art Theater Co-op are hosting a one-night special screening of the new swing dance revival documentary "Alive and Kicking"! Come see what swing dance is all about, and don't forget to bring some friends!

Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one's circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. ALIVE & KICKING gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. (Susan Glatzer, 2017, US, 88 min, NR, DCP)

"It’s impossible to watch this film without a tapping toe and a smile." -The Seattle Times

"The dancers in Alive and Kicking all share a rapturous expression, and Glatzer makes the case for this Depression-era diversion as a modern tonic for isolation." -Village Voice

" ... the jaw-dropping improvisations and physical intimacy of the dancers make it an action film par excellence — joy-fueled and gravity-defying." -Los Angeles Times

Find the Facebook Event at: http://bit.ly/2oVLayT

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Art Theater, 126 W Church St, Champaign, IL 61820

Prairie Rivers Network is excited to bring one of the largest environmental film festivals to Illinois. THE WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA, now in its 15th year! The festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet, and it gives PRN an opportunity to inspire the public to affect environmental change here in Illinois. The festival offers ways for our members, supporters, and friends to get energized and empowered to work to protect clean water, wildlife habitat, and our rich natural landscapes.

When: April 4, 2017; 5 pm doors open, film program 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Art Theater, 126 W Church St, Champaign, IL 61820
Tickets: $10 General Admission, $30 General Admission With PRN Membership

Proceeds from this event are going to support clean water initiatives.

More information is available at http://prairierivers.org/wsff

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, February 11, 2017 - 8:15pm
The Virginia Theatre

PechaKucha Night C-U returns for another night of captivating stories and unique perspectives! First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign
Doors open at 7:30 pm, show at 8:20 pm
Admission: $10 in advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available online at the Virginia Theatre website
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended

Get ready for ten thought-provoking presentations:
Isaac Arms: Community & Culture Through Music: What We Find / What We Leave Behind
Ainslie Heilich: Living the Tuscola Dream
Kelsey Langley: Child's Play
Kate McDowell: Storytelling Thinking for Professionals
David Michael Moore: Design to Make a Difference
Hugh Monahan: The Empathy of Games
Nicole Musumeci: Growing Community
Kirby Pringle: Benefits of Creating Habitat for Pollinators
Candice Solomon-Strutz: Raising Children in an Interracial Family
Sierra Young: Blow-Up and Robot Stories

We are excited to welcome Ralph Roether to the stage as our emcee for the night!

Let your friends know you are coming by RSVPing on Facebook!

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PECHA KUCHA NIGHT C-U?
For additional info, or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, visit http://thecudo.org/portfolio/pechakucha-night/

Check out the www.pechakucha.org global website to get a sense of the magnitude of the event as well as our city page, www.pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana.

Follow us on Twitter: @pechakuchaCU
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum staff for a fun family afternoon. Admission is free. Schedule of activities:

musical instrument craft: 1:00–4:00 pm
cartoon (English): 1:30–1:40 pm and 3:00–3:10 pm
cartoon (Portuguese): 1:45–1:55 pm and 2:45–2:55 pm
Brazilian folktales: 2:00–2:20 pm
Cantigas de Roda (popular songs): 3:15–3:35 pm

The cartoon is based on the popular Brazilian comic Mônica and Friends.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:00pm, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:00pm, Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00pm, Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00pm, Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

One of our favorite holiday traditions returns! Don't miss this chance to take in a classic Christmas tale at the historic Virginia with family and friends- and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate, with our compliments, at each screening!

Dec 12-13 The Bishop's Wife (1947) Not Rated (109 min) Dec 14-15 The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Rated G (112 min) Dec 16 Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Not Rated (96 min) Dec 17 It's A Wonderful Life (1946) Rated PG (130 min)

All screenings 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday)
Tickets: $6 (or see all four for $18)

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 7:00pm, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:00pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:00pm, Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm, Friday, December 2, 2016 - 7:00pm, Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

The 15-time Oscar-nominated (and 4-time winning) Coen brothers have been so prolific, you could fill the calendar with their films (we wish!). Join us for these four audience favorites.

November 28-29 No Country For Old Men (2007) Rated R (122 min) Nov 30 & Dec 1 Raising Arizona (1987) Rated PG-13 (94 min) December 2 Fargo (1996) Rated R (98 min) December 3 The Big Lebowski (1998) Rated R (117 min)

All screenings 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday)

Tickets: $5 (or see all four for $15)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 2, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 15, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 3, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 16, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (All day), Saturday, September 17, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day), Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 16, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 29, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 17, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 1, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 9, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 27, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day), Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 31, 2016 (All day), Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00am to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill 61801

Come & join us for a night of Greek food and music.
MENU
Appetizers
Spanakopita
Greek Salad
Tzatziki, Hummus, Eggplant Dip & Grilled Pita Bread.

Main Course
Roast Lamb
Roast Potatoes
Stewed Green Beans

Dessert
Spiro's Home made Secret
$40.00/person
Saturday October 1st, 2016 @7Pm
Please call for reservation @ 217 384 4800
312 West Green St
Urbana, Il 61801

Saturday, August 13, 2016 (All day)
The Urbana Free Library

Saturday, August 13

Join us for an all day Comic Con: from dungeon crawling D&Ders to Death Note loving otakus to gamers who just want one more hour of Minecraft or Super Smash Bros, and hardcore Supernatural fans who makes memes for every situation, we embrace all fandoms. So dress up in your favorite cosplay and prepare for a day full of all the pop-culture and geeky things you love.

Talkies

Comic Scholar, Carol Tilley, talks Wonder Woman & other Great Women in Comics 4 p.m. Auditorium. Teen/Adult

Animator, Nina Paley, on creating animation + clips of her latest work 1 p.m. Auditorium. Adult

Comic artist, Damian Duffy, on how to turn all kinds of stuff into comics 11 a.m. Auditorium. Teen/Adult

Comic Artist Panel q-and-a on drawing and getting published. 2 p.m. Busey Reading Room. All Ages

Game makers, Volition, on making video games 1 p.m. Busey Reading Room. Teen/Adult

Events

LARP – Medieval combat demonstration. After the demonstration there will be a chance to ask questions and try it yourself! 10 a.m. Cherry Alley. All Ages

Speed Drawing Contest – In a limited time, draw an original character or create your very own one page comic. Prizes for the winners! 3 p.m. Auditorium. All Ages

Costume Parade – What Comic Con would be complete without cosplay? Come dressed as your favorite character and strut through the library to show it off. Ends with the opportunity to parade on bikes through downtown Urbana. 5:00 p.m. meet in auditorium. All Ages

Fabulous with the Fablab – CU’s very own Fablab has crafts and tech for you to see how to build the cosplay of your dreams or just create something worthy of a hero (or villain). 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Children’s room. All Ages

Board Games – Play with the library’s collection of board games or set up your own RPG campaign with our D&D and other role playing guides. 11 a.m. -5 p.m. by Café. All Ages

Video Games – Smash Brothers and more. Replay your favorite games or discover new ones. Press Start to continue. 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Conference Room. All Ages

Offsite/Events at Large

Art Show – Come to the Art Coop in Lincoln Square Mall for a showing of local artists. Let us know which is your favorite. All Day. All Ages

Steve Bryant – Comic creator of Ghoul Scouts Night of the Unliving Undead will be signing at Action Jackson Comics. 1 p.m. All Ages

My Neighbor Totoro – Once the sun is down, the library and Urbana Love will be showing My Neighbor Totoro outside in the Busey Bank drive-through. 8:30 p.m. All Ages

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