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


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

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

On Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm we will celebrate the traditional Japanese holiday of Hinamatsuri, or Girls' Day, with a craft session. Participants will have a chance to create cherry blossom stamped postcards, create an ikebana (Japanese floral design) arrangement, origami and more! Children (ages up to 12) can be dressed in yukata as well! The children can take pictures with the Prince and the Princess! The afternoon is geared toward girls, but participants of any age are welcome for the crafts. Anybody participating in the crafts and/or yukata must purchase a ticket for $5. Go to our Eventbrite profile page to purchase a ticket for this, or for any other upcoming Japan House ticketed events.

Here is the link to purchase tickets for our Girls' Day event!

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
University YMCA | Latzer Hall

The University YMCA and ISSS present
The 33rd Annual International Dinner & Performance Night

Enjoy an evening of great food and live performances in celebration of the diverse cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana.

Tickets are on sale now for only $15 for a sampling of food and performances from all over the world.

Purchase tickets at the front desk of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign (checks payable to the University YMCA). Tickets sell out early and seats are limited; plan to purchase tickets as soon as possible.

At this event, you should expect to enjoy cuisines from over 20 countries and performances from members of the campus and community. Past International Dinner menus have included dishes from Vietnam, Hawaii, Korea, Brazil, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Ghana, Peru, Russia, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Israel and several other countries. A finalized menu and performance program is To Be Announced. For more information and updates on the menu and performance schedule, visit: universityymca.org/global/dinner/

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:00am
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana

The Four Directions invite us to walk in balance and beauty, connecting all beings in life. The story lives through the teller as the teller leads the audience through each quadrant. Fred Shaw, of Shawnee descent, is a keeper of stories and traditions as a Truth Teller. He has presented storytelling, historical enactments, and multi-cultural programs nationally and internationally. Fred will offer a storytelling workshop 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 13 at the Spurlock Museum. Register by contacting Kim Sheahan at (217) 244-3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu. All workshop participants are welcome to stay for lunch and Fred’s afternoon performance at 2:00 pm. Cost is $40/25 student for the workshop only; $53/38 student for the workshop and a boxed lunch; $45/30 student for the workshop and concert; $58/43 student for the workshop, lunch, and concert.

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!

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!

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.

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana

In 1909, Robert Peary and Frederick Cook each began a trip to be the first to the North Pole. The results have generated controversy for more than a century. This talk will trace the history of their rivalry and the story of their journeys. This free event is sponsored by the Dr. Allan C. Campbell Family Distinguished Speaker Series and co-sponsored by the University of Illinois European Union Center, funded in part by a US Department of Education Title VI grant. For further information, contact Beth Watkins at (217) 265-5485 or ewatkins@illinois.edu.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

This is the CU Spinners and Weavers Guild annual Show and Sale! Patrons can expect a variety of the highest quality handmade goods including handspun yarn, woven, knitting and crocheted garments, needle and wet felted garments and sculptures, handwoven baskets, dyed textiles and much more. The sale includes demonstration activities in additional to the sale of guild members’ work each fall. A small percentage of the profit goes to the guild in order to fund future programs. This years Show and Sale will take place:

Friday, Nov. 6, 4 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church
700 West Kirby Avenue



Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 3:00pm
Spurlock Museum

These events are organized by the Central Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and hosted by the Spurlock Museum. Visit www.archaeological.org/societies/ centralillinoisurbana or contact Jane Goldberg at jgoldber@illinois.edu for more information. All lectures are located in the Knight Auditorium.

Free admission.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
Spurlock Museum

These events are organized by the Central Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and hosted by the Spurlock Museum. Visit www.archaeological.org/societies/ centralillinoisurbana or contact Jane Goldberg at jgoldber@illinois.edu for more information. All lectures are located in the Knight Auditorium.

Free admission.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Spurlock Museum

On Wednesdays from September 30 through October 28, children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to learn, create, and play together with crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon. A donation of $2 per family member is requested for each visit.


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