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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:45am to 11:15am
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Celebrate Spring - bunnies, chicks, eggs, and more - with Ms. Teresa.

For children birth to 5 years old and their families.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign

Costumed in knitter Stephen West's creations, 20 musicians and dancers will perform in and around the library. The performers are students in COLAB, an interdisciplinary class at the University of Illinois, taught by Erik R. Lund, professor of composition-theory, and Kirstie Simson, associate professor of dance. Stephen West is based in Brooklyn and is known worldwide for his inventive and beautiful knitwear designs and patterns. Find out more about Stephen West and Westknits at http://www.westknits.com.

Dancers include:
Julianna Boylan
Abi Elliott
Jon Faw
Pinda Ho
Ben Joselyn
Skylar Lipman
Momar Ndiaye
Mitch Oliver
Catalina Hernandez
Elisandra Rosario
Diana Shepherd
Kirstie Simson
Sarah Stearn
Natalie Stehly

Part of Boneyard Arts Festival and National Library Week. Presented in partnership with Unit One/Allen Hall at the University of Illinois, Klose Knit Yarn Store, and Kirstie Simson. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

For all events at the library:
http://www.champaign.org/events

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Who is Stephen West?
Knitwear designer Stephen West dreams up extravagently colorful, sometimes geometric, rule-defying, highly personal creations. His patterns are wildly popular on Ravelry and his Instagram has more than 75K followers. In recent months, Stephen has presented his work in Greenland, in Reykjavik, Iceland, and in England at his Stephen & Penelope Yarn Store. He's originally from the U.S. and studied dance at the University of Illinois. http://www.westknits.com

“I can't knit fast enough to keep up with these gorgeous patterns!”
—A Westknits fan

Boneyard Shawl free pattern to download:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boneyard-shawl

Westknits on Ravelry – 217 knitwear designs:
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephen-west

Meet Stephen West, Knitting Instructor with Craftsy (2 min):
http://www.youtu.be/N7hTONsTUtI

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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

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:30pm
Champaign Central High School

When 52 members of the Little Sisters of Hoboken eat some bad vichyssoise soup prepared by their cook Sister Julia, Child of God, they all die instantly of botulism. It is up to the remaining sisters, who were off playing bingo, to raise the money to bury them! After raising enough money with a greeting card company and burying 48 of the 52 dead sisters, Mother Superior goes and buys a plasma TV, leaving the convent out of money and four sisters unburied in the convent freezer! It is up to a diverse and hilarious group of five of the remaining sisters to put on a talent show, proving that nuns are fun while raising enough money to get those four sisters out of the freezer and in the ground BEFORE the health inspector comes around. You might also learn a little something about each of the sisters too. And watch out, there’s going to be a quiz so you better listen up!

With energy-filled solos, crazy group numbers, and even a cooking show, Nunsense is a hilarious show that has a little something in it for people of every age!

Dates/Times:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 7 PM
Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 7 PM
Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 7 PM
Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 7 PM
Sunday, March 5, 2017 @ 2:30 PM

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
{ music }

The Cultural Celebration Series is a joyful, continuing recognition of the diversity of cultures and types of music, dance, and storytelling available in our area. Our March performance will be by Samba Soul. 
Samba Soul has solid roots in the classical Brazilian Samba and a sophisticated touch of Bossa Nova. With an enlightened approach and interpretation of Brazilian popular music, Samba Soul has drawn acclaim from audiences wherever they have played. The band offers a broad and flexible repertoire, ranging from classical Brazilian music to contemporary samba and MPB (Brazilian popular music). The band is inspired by the legends of Brazilian Samba and Popular Music, such as Tom Jobim, Djavan, Clara Nunes, Yvone Lara, Elizette Cardozo, Adoniran Barbosa, Elis Regina, Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, Ivans Lins, Lo Borges, Milton Nascimento, Joao Gilberto, and Joao Bosco, as well as singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald.

Admission is free.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
{ music }

The Cultural Celebration Series is a joyful, continuing recognition of the diversity of cultures and types of music, dance, and storytelling available in our area. Our February performance will be by Acoustic Mayhem String Band, an Old Time dance band. Come join us! Admission is free.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 208 W. University Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61820.
{ music }

Calm contemplation in inspiring spaces: Emmanuel's next offering of 1662 Choral Evensong features composers who would have been known by the original crafters of both the first Book of Common Prayer and the first English Bibles - William Byrd and Thomas Tallis of the 16th-century Chapel Royal. The guest artists will be UIUC's ecco vocal ensemble, whose focus is the exploration of early vocal music, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Megill. For more information, visit
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org/1662-choral-evensong.html

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Join in music, movement, and fun for your little one with Ms.Teresa.

For children birth to 5 years old and their families.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library
{ music, kids }

Join in music, movement, and fun for your little one with Ms.Teresa.

For children birth to 5 years old and their families.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 (All day)
Unity High School

The 11th annual All Out A Cappella concert will be held Saturday, January 28 at Unity High School auditorium in Tolono. There will be performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Both shows feature No Comment, Xtension Chords, Rip Chords, and Unseen from the University of Illinois; Clef Hangers and The Outlandish from Illinois State University; and Surreal Sound from Unity High School. Unseen and The Outlandish are both new groups that will be featured in this year’s show.

The evening will provide entertainment for the entire family. General admission tickets to each show are $15 for adults and $10 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 217-239-1914.

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