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Sunday, October 4, 2015 (All day)
Fluid Event Center

Come Join Fluid Events and the Sundowners Car Club for our 2nd annual indoor car show, Sunday October 4th, 10am to 5pm at the Fluid Event Center. 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, Il. 61821 Registration for the car starts is from 12:00 -2:00pm, Voting will be from 2:00 - 4:00pm, Then the Top 10 awards with specialty trophies will be awarded at 4:30pm.
For more info on the car show and how to participate contact: Gene Sheldon (217)637-2477

In addition to a great car show, the event will be having a Hot Wing Cook-Off, a Wing Eating Contest, a Hottest Wing Contest, a full day of bands including; The Bashful Youngens, New Riders of the Golden Maize and Cody Lee, lots of great vendors and more…

Vendor Application Form
Hot Wings & Hot Rods Sponsor Information
2nd Annual Hot Wings & Hot Rods Cook-Off Challenge

For more info on the event and how to become a vendor, participant or contestant contact:
Jeff@fluidevents.org or call (217)359-6960

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
2000 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL

Matsuri is the Japanese word for festival. Join us for our first Matsuri and kick off the fall semester here at Japan House within the University of Illinois Arboretum. Come for an afternoon of Japanese and Asian inspired food, drinks, crafts, demonstrations, and performances. Purchase of tickets are needed for food and drink.They will be available at Japan House. There will be drum performances by Ho Etsu Taiko and tea ceremonies by Urbana-Champaign Association of Chado Urasenke Tankokai. There will be martial arts demonstrations, garden tours of the Japan House gardens, bonsai and ikebana displays and tea bowl making by Jason Armour. Some of our participating restaurants will be Cream & Flutter, Flying Machine Coffee, JT Walker's, Kona Ice, Michaels' Catering, Miga, Pandamonium Doughnuts and Pizza M.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum

A whole afternoon of performances! During WorldFest, the Museum celebrates the wonderful variety of performance arts practiced around the world and offers hands-on activities for everyone. This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Suggested donation: $5.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum
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The music of this Taiwanese quintet features a fusion of traditional and western instrumentation, including bass/zhong ruan, vocals, erhu, zhong ruan, and percussion, with modern dance and Tai-chi movement. Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, the ensemble’s music has been described as “joyous, evocative, and enchanting” by the New York Public Theater. This concert is co-sponsored by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, the UIUC Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the Spurlock Museum, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Free admission.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
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10/4/2015
3pm
VT Series Event

CELTIC WOMAN

Tickets: $99/$59/$39 On Sale Monday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour to The Virginia Theatre on Sunday, October 4, 2015 - at 3:00 P.M.! This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group's distinctive signature style. The 10th Anniversary World Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Aontas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don't miss Celtic Woman live in concert! For more, visit www.CelticWoman.com. For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at www.thevirginia.org.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre
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10/1/2015
7pm
VT Series Event

10TH AVENUE NORTH with SIDEWALK PROPHETS

Tickets: $40/$25/$20 On Sale Monday, August 21, 2015 – 10am

Tenth Avenue North made its national debut in 2008 on Reunion Records with Over and Underneath, which spawned the hits 'Love is Here,' 'By Your Side' and 'Hold My Heart.' They won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for Best New Artist of the Year, and in 2010 'By Your Side' was named Song of the Year. The band gained further momentum with 2010's The Light Meets the Dark and The Struggle in 2012 which continued to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as 'Healing Begins,' 'You Are More, 'Losing' and 'Worn.' Lead vocalist Mike Donehey, drummer Jason Jamison, bassist Ruben Juarez, keyboardist Brendon Shirley and guitarist Jeff Owen have forged a unique sound that has made them one of Christian music's most successful young bands. The Dove Award-winning band's fourth studio album, aptly titled Cathedrals, is a collection of well-crafted songs that inspire community, encourage accountability and celebrate the fact we are not alone. With Sidewalk Prophets, winners of the 2010 GMA Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at www.thevirginia.org.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Christina Brier and Kathryn Sloat of Lilac 94 are traveling to the midwest to share an oddity: two harps, traditionally classical instruments, playing decidedly non­traditional music. All of the pieces they will perform on the concert were written in the last fifteen years, several of them written specifically for Lilac 94. Last summer Christina and Kate spent two weeks at the Fresh Inc Festival in Wisconsin, where they worked with young composers on new music for their harp duo. One of these new pieces includes “The Juniper Tree” by Rebecca Larkin, which depicts a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Other pieces that will be featured on the program include a double harp cadenza, dance music for two harps, and a collaboration with Chicago flutist Jenni Shanahan, whom they also met and worked with at the Fresh Inc Festival.

The centerpiece of the show will be a set of new works written for them by composers Daniel Morel and Bret Bohman. Each of these pieces depicts a different setting in the Midwest, including Kansas City (Daniel Morel’s “KC Blue”), Tiffin, Ohio (Bret Bohman’s “Foglifter”), and Ann Arbor, Michigan (Bret Bohman’s “Swirl”). This new music was the inspiration for Lilac 94’s journey through the Midwest. Christina and Kate thought it would interesting to play Bret and Daniel’s music in their places of origin, and fun for audiences to hear their area of the country as harp music.

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Arboretum - 2001 S Lincoln Ave

Le Jardin Music Festival - A celebration of Champaign Urbana's culture and creativity.

Performers include:
UIUC Opera & Dance Students
Le Chateau de la Voix Orchestra
Sketch Artists & Painters
Guest Instrumentalists
Spoken Word

 

Free Admission

Bring food, beverage, blankets, chairs, and join in a wonderful summer evening of inspired presentations by Champaign-Urbana finest artists. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Mike & Molly's, 105 N. Market St., Champaign

On Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7pm, the Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective and Nightjar Promotions will present a special tribute to one of the most beloved American singer-songwriters of all-time, Dolly Parton, at Mike & Molly's, 105 N. Market Street in Champaign. The special show will be presented as a benefit for Community Radio 90.1 WEFT-FM, and, in addition, WEFT-FM will be broadcasting the event live on WEFT.

This show represents the fifth of such undertakings from the producers, following the successful Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration, The Bob Dylan Birthday Bash!, Dylan Redux, and The Johnny Cash Celebration. The show will feature up to two dozen local musicians performing Dolly's massive hits like "Jolene," "I Will Always Love You," "Here You Come Again," "Two Doors Down," "9 to 5," "Islands in the Stream," and dozens of others. Among the artists scheduled to appear are Angie Heaton, Gloria Roubal & Paul Sabuco, John Coppess & Suzanne Warner, Fiona Kimble, Kevin Elliott, Ginny Menzer, Lori Bernard, Anne Clements, Marten "Chachi El Bandido" Stromberg, Julia Diane Degler, Jake Tatar, Zac Eitel, Paul Kotheimer, Cliff & Kristy Stoker, and many others.

Admission will be $10 - all proceeds will benefit Community Radio 90.1 WEFT-FM. Representatives from the station will also be accepting memberships and will be selling t-shirts to support the station.

That's Saturday, June 27th at Mike & Molly's, 105 N. Market St., in Champaign. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm.

For more information, please contact Christopher Todd Durnil at christoddur1@yahoo.com or see the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1581776512063234/.

Monday, June 15, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, August 6, 2015 (All day)
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

Reception: Thursday, June 18, 6–8 p.m., gallery lounge, Gallery Talk by Aron Packer at 7 p.m. Live Jazz Music by Sam Peters

Art work by local artists featured in an exhibition at Giertz Gallery at Parkland College in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council, will be held June 15 through August 6 at the Giertz Gallery. This juried art exhibition features works selected by Aron Packer from Packer –Schopf Gallery.

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College, in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council, presents Around the Block: Artists from Our Neighborhood, an exciting and ambitious contemporary exhibition of regional artists. Aron Packer served as juror for this exhibition. He has been living and working with contemporary and folk art in Chicago for more than 25 years. He is the director of Packer Schopf Gallery located in the thriving West Loop gallery district in Chicago. Over the years, his curatorial focus has shifted from folk art to contemporary art; as a result, he curates shows of what he considers to be compelling, with a wide range of material and content. This exhibit is comprised of works of art submitted by artists from our community and reflects the caliber of creative flourish that is present in mid- central Illinois. After selecting the work, he was impressed by the broad range of work submitted. He reflected, “Being judgmental is tough...yet at the same time... it's a joy to dissect and choose work for a show. I still love doing it after many years of being a curator and gallerist. In this situation, I don't have control over who enters, so it's always a mystery and pleasure to scroll through the entries to see what is next!”

Participating Artists include Anna Barnes, Sandra Batzli, Gary Beaumont, Roberta Bennett, Jess Beyler, Harry Breen, Cynthia Carlson, Nicholas Cragoe, Beth Darling, Glen Davies, Heather Dent, Carmen Egolf, Pamela Ek, Barbara England, Lisa Marye Evans, Deborah Fell, Hannah Fiske, Tina Giamberdino, Richard Gouinlock, Sara Jahn, Doug Johnson, Judy Jones, Jan Kappes, Jeanette Kavanaugh, Rick Larimore, Taekyeom Lee, Suzanne Keith Loechl, Casey Lowry, Paula McCarty, Stacy McDade, Barbara McDonnell, Sophie McMahan, Melissa Mitchell, Pat Monigold, Melonie Mulkey, David Nolan, Sally Nolan, Anjali Palekar, Jason Patterson, Shannon Batman Percoco, Ellie Pinzarrone, Dot Replinger, Shane Rodems, Michael Schwegmann, Andrea Shields, David Smith, Lynn Hawkinson Smith, Billie Theide, Michael Thomas, Rimas VisGirda, Bryan Warsaw, Rosalind Weinberg, Nathan Westerman, Catherine Wiesener, Charles Wisseman, and Sarah Wisseman.

All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Summer gallery hours are Monday–Thursday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

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