CU Woodshop is holding Benchworx, kid's woodworking classes, on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Children will engage in the art of woodworking while having fun and creating a special project to take home! There are three classes: 9 a.m. Grades 2-5, 11 a.m. Grades K-2, 1 p.m. grades 3-6. The cost is $29 per child for an 80 minute class. To register for this event, visit benchworx.net and click on the Event Registration tab.
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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821
The Common Mind Art Collective is once again teaming up with the Fluid Events Center to create a massive one of a kind art event. The Common Mind Experience at Boneyard Arts Festival will be filling over 15,000+ sq. feet of Exhibition and Performance space!!
DATE: April 8th and 9th , 2016
LOACTION: Fluid Event Center, 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, Il 61820
- Friday April 8th, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Saturday April 9th, 12:00pm - 12:00am
GENERAL ADMISSION: (FREE ADMISSION, DONATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR)
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!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 9:30am, Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:30am, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 9:30am, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:30am
Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana
For four consecutive weeks, children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to learn, create, and play together with crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive any time between 9:30 and 11:30. $2 donation per family member suggested. Event takes place 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, and 2/17. For further information, contact Julia Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 244-5590.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Unity High School
All Out A Cappella Concert Happening February 6
The 10th Anniversary All Out A Cappella concert will be held Saturday, February 6 at Unity High School in Tolono. There will be performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Both shows feature No Comment, Xtension Chords, and Rip Chords from the University of Illinois; Acafellaz and Clef Hangers from Illinois State University; and Surreal Sound from Unity High School. The 5 p.m. performance adds Illinois Barbershop Quartet Champions Drive Time to the line-up while the 8 p.m. show adds ILL Harmonic, one of the newest a cappella groups from the University of Illinois. There will also be some surprise performances by special guests.
The evening will provide entertainment for the entire family. General admission tickets to each show are $14 for adults and $7 for students. Doors open at 4:30 for the 5 p.m. concert and 7:30 for the 8 p.m. concert. The event is sponsored by Unity Music Boosters with all proceeds going toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools. Tickets may be purchased from Unity High School choral students and at the High School office, or ordered online at www.unitymusicboosters.org. Additional questions can be directed to 217-239-0070.
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana
Throw off the winter chill with a family storytelling concert by Spurlock Museum resident storyteller Kim Sheahan. "Stories to Warm Your Heart" will take place 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, and admission is free. The Spurlock Museum is located at 600 South Gregory, Urbana. For additional information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244-3355, email@example.com.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 (All day)
The Urbana Free Library
The Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival is an annual event that promotes the folk arts and contributes to the artistic vitality of central Illinois. As a venue sponsor, The Urbana Free Library is pleased to participate in this vibrant community event. All festival events at the Library are FREE and will take place in the Lewis Auditorium, Busey-Mills Reading Room, and Satterthwaite Conference Room.
10:00 AM Bodhrán Workshop with Tim Mulvenna
11:15 AM: Prairie Breezes Family Concert with Barb Silverman and Colby Maddox
12:00 PM: Local Storytellers Showcase: Stories for Families featuring Camille Born, UFL Children's Librarian Elaine Bearden, and Linda Dust
1:00 PM: Featured Storyteller, Anne Shimojima
2:00 PM: Local Storytellers Showcase: More Stories for Families featuring Kim Sheahan and Kath Brinkmann
3:45 PM: U of I Press Panel with Phil Jamison and Marion Jacobson
This month's special Prairie Breezes concert is a collaboration of The Urbana Free Library and the C-U Folk & Roots Festival, and is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.
Busey-Mills Reading Room:
10:30 AM: Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra
11:45 AM: Singer-Songwriter Lynn O'Brien
1:15 PM: Bluegrass & Country with Idea Garden
2:45 PM: Singer-Songwriter David Francey
4:00 PM: Singer-Songwriter, John Gorka
Satterthwaite Conference Room:
3:15 PM: Storytelling Workshop with Anne Shimojima, "You Can Tell a Story Too!."
Folk tales, stories of the human condition, trials and tribulations, love lost and found, and journeying on the quest, have been passed down through the generations from teller to listener. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as she shares tips on how to learn and tell a folk tale. Anne brings 30+ years of storytelling experience to this fast-paced hour of both theory and practice.
To see a complete schedule of festival events, visit folkandroots.org
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
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 3:30pm to 10:00pm
Orpheumm Children's Science Museum
Benefiting the Orpheum Childrens Science Museum and the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $5
Performance pumpkin carving
Pumpkin Cookie Decorating
Tricks, Treats & Eats
Face Painting & Mask Making
Live music & DJ Belly
Craft potions & brews
After dark performers
Piato Food Truck
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:30pm, Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL
4th annual Magic and Other Nonsense!
Coming to you for our fourth year, Magic and Other Nonsense is the C-U's only annual magical variety show.
This year we will be featuring the talents of author, historian and magician, William Pack. The incredible slieght of hand artistry of Tony Dowell. The zany antics of Toto, and more to be announced soon! Starring, and hosted by local magician Markus Clegg.
Friday November 20th, and Saturday November 21st at 7:30pm
Fluid Event Center 601 N Country Fair Dr, Champaign, IL
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.