film & video

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

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821

One night only, ladies and gentlemen, at the Fluid Event Center in Champaign, Illinois, you have he opportunity to partake in some of the city’s finest Food Truck delicacies. And while you washing it down with a cold brew or tasty orange whip, you can enjoy the Classic Blues Brothers movie.

BUT don’t stop there! According to Nigel, this party is an 11 (exactly one more than 10). The second half of our double feature is This is Spianal Tap!

There will be auctions, several 50/50 drawings, drink specials, Food Trucks, and so much more! Don’t miss out!

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

Parkland College Graphic Design: Student Juried Exhibition
May 9 through May 28, Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
Reception: Wednesday, May 11, 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery Lounge, with Award Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and Music by the Parkland Guitar Ensemble
Gallery Talk: “The State of Contemporary Illustration” by Liza Wynette immediately following the Award Ceremony

The Parkland College Graphic Design: Student Juried Exhibition will be on display at the Giertz Gallery Monday, May 9 through Saturday, May 28. A reception honoring the students will be held Wednesday, May 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery lounge with an awards ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and a Gallery Talk scheduled immediately following.

As with all events in the handicapped-accessible gallery, the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The juried exhibit highlights work completed by students in the current academic year, beginning with summer 2015. Parkland Graphic Design and Interactive Design faculty jury the show and select the most imaginative, inspiring, distinctive, innovative, unusual and memorable pieces for display in the gallery. Then local industry professionals are invited to judge the show and select the awards. This year’s judges are Kelly White, Executive Director of 40 North, and Matt Wiley, Graphic Designer at Taylor Studios.

Works in the exhibit showcase creative solutions to design problems presented to students in Parkland’s Graphic Design, Interactive Design and Illustration studio classes. Expect to see traditional print media, motion graphics, logos, branding, packaging, menus, books, publications, posters, brochures, websites, video and illustration.

“Parkland’s Graphic Design and Interactive Design programs are rooted in solving real-world visual communication problems,” said Graphic Design Program Director Paul Young. “This year's exhibition is no exception. Students are taught that design needs to fulfill a function instead of just looking pretty. And they soon figure out that the best and most memorable designs have a great concept behind them and communicate the client’s message in a creative manner.”

During the May 11 reception, an awards ceremony honoring 2016 Graphic Design student achievements will take place at 6:30 p.m. “A number of these awards that we will be giving out were donated by local businesses, clients and supporters of Parkland's Graphic Design curriculum, said Young. “We really appreciate the generous support from the people at Surface 51, The Robeson Family, [co][lab], Studio 2D, Six Demon Studio, Wesley Food Pantry and the Champaign-Urbana Design Org (CUDO). Other awards are provided by the Parkland Foundation, Parkland faculty and administration.

Immediately after the awards ceremony, Illustration instructor Liza Wynette will give a special presentation titled "The State of Contemporary Illustration." Her gallery talk will feature recent student and professional art commissioned for editorial, advertising, and other commercial applications. "Illustration is one of those professions that walk the line between fine art and commercial art," says Liza Wynette. "Both types of art need to be aesthetically beautiful, creative, and communicate a concept visually. The only real difference between fine and commercial art is its function. Where fine artists can ask questions, commercial artists have to answer them.

Parkland College is one of the few community colleges in the US that offers a series of professional illustration courses. Students who take these hands-on studio art courses leave the class with functional commercial art samples for their portfolio.

Giertz Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday noon to 2 p.m. To find the Gallery when classes are in session, use the M6 parking lot on the north corner of the campus. Enter through door X-7, turn left, and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located.

This exhibit is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, call Giertz Gallery Office at 217/351-2485 or visit www.parkland.edu/gallery.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) to Monday, November 28, 2016 (All day)
Venice-Italy

CALL FOR ARTISTS (VENICE-ITALY)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

BORDERS - It’s LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival (in Venice) It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, is pleased to announce the open call for BORDERS 2016, the International Art and Architecture Festival.
BORDERS festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from May to November 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Photography / Video Art / Video Mapping / Computer Graphics / Painting / Architecture / Installation / Sculpture / Performing Art

Further informations about BORDERS FESTIVAL contact us: giorgio.itsliquid@gmail.com

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:15pm
The Virginia Theatre

Since 2009, PechaKucha Night C-U has inspired us with captivating stories and unique perspectives. With such an abundance of creativity in our community, PechaKucha Night C-U’s 20th Volume is cause for celebration!

Our Vol. 20 All-Star presenter lineup will feature PKN presenters of the past who will return to the stage to share brand new stories, ideas, and projects in 20 seconds x 20 images. This is bound to be our biggest PKN yet—join us!

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign
Doors open at 7:20 pm
Show starts at 8:20 pm
Admission: $10 in advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available online at http://thevirginia.org/event/pechakucha-volume-20-2/
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook!

WHAT, EXACTLY, IS PECHA KUCHA NIGHT?
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.

NEAT! WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
For additional info, or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, email at pechakuchaCU@thecudo.org. 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

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave

Tickets are $4

(146 min) A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

217-356-9063
http://www.thevirginia.org

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Art Theater Co-op

IT’S TIME, NAFF NATION! The New Art Film Festival is primed and ready to present its sixth annual cornucopia of locally made independent films from the region centered by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 5 to 11 p.m. This year, we have on tap for you 38 shorts and two previews running the gamut from drama to comedy, from scientifically plausible to exuberantly fantastic, from straight-forward as they come to subversive as you might fear. Please follow this link for the complete film order and descriptions at the official NAFF Web site:

http://newartfilmfestival.com/naff-schedule/

This year, we not only hope you have a good time being impressed and inspired by these movies of Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond, but also choose to show the Art Co-op en masse that the fall season is the best new season during which they should play host to your New Art Film Festival! Admission is free to the community.

The NAFF is presented by C-U Confidential and sponsored by The Art Theater, ThirdSide, and Shatterglass Studios.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

11/14/2015
1pm & 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES - Double Indemnity (1944)

Tickets: $6 Tickets: $4 On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Rated PG (107 min) The seminal 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Fred MacMurray is an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck a provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson a claims adjuster whose job it is to find phony claims. For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at www.thevirginia.org.

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