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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign
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Champaign Urbana Ballet presents

Swan Lake

Saturday, May 2 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign

Tickets at the Virginia Theatre Box Office at (217) 356-9053 or www.theVirginia.org

General

$24 adult, $12 student and youth

Girl Scout Exclusive Promotion (matinees only)

$12 adult, $8 Girl Scout, Free Troop Leader ticket for every 7 Girl Scout tickets purchased by March 1

Also brought to you by:

Champaign Ballet Academy

Midland States Bank

Stone Ridge Dairy

Description:

The ballet classic Swan Lake from CU Ballet delivers magnificent choreography and a captivating story danced to the music of Tchaikovsky. Told in ballet and mime, the story centers around Prince Siegfried’s discovery of his true love, the swan princess Odette, who suffers under the spell of sorcerer Von Rothbart and by the deception of his daughter, the black swan Odile. Sets and costumes, colorfully detailed in medieval style, blend with the ethereal world of the white swans (in new costumes designed by artistic director Deanna Doty) to produce a visually stunning theatrical performance about the powers of magic, love, and fate. Lavish and deeply affecting, this timeless and beautiful ballet is a must-see.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, May 3, 2015 (All day)
Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign
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Champaign Urbana Ballet presents

Swan Lake

Saturday, May 2 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign

Tickets at the Virginia Theatre Box Office at (217) 356-9053 or www.theVirginia.org

General

$24 adult, $12 student and youth

Girl Scout Exclusive Promotion (matinees only)

$12 adult, $8 Girl Scout, Free Troop Leader ticket for every 7 Girl Scout tickets purchased by March 1

Also brought to you by:

Champaign Ballet Academy

Midland States Bank

Stone Ridge Dairy

Description:

The ballet classic Swan Lake from CU Ballet delivers magnificent choreography and a captivating story danced to the music of Tchaikovsky. Told in ballet and mime, the story centers around Prince Siegfried’s discovery of his true love, the swan princess Odette, who suffers under the spell of sorcerer Von Rothbart and by the deception of his daughter, the black swan Odile. Sets and costumes, colorfully detailed in medieval style, blend with the ethereal world of the white swans (in new costumes designed by artistic director Deanna Doty) to produce a visually stunning theatrical performance about the powers of magic, love, and fate. Lavish and deeply affecting, this timeless and beautiful ballet is a must-see.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Canopy Club

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17 is just around the corner! Shake off those winter blues and come out to The Canopy Club for a wonderful evening of inspiration, laughter and art! Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and diverse creativity have undeniable appeal to all.

THE DETAILS:
Friday, March 13th, 2015
The Canopy Club
Doors open 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door

Tickets are available at Manolos, Exile, and The Canopy Club, or online at: http://canopyclub.com/events/

Possible Mature Content 18+
Manolos Pizza and Empanadas will be serving hot slices throughout the night! http://manolospizza.com/menu/

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

THE EVENING'S LINEUP:
Anthony Benjamin: From a Hobby to a Career
Sara Benson & Rummana Alam: Legal Paradies
Jeff Hake: How to Grow Your Own Burrito
Ainslie Heilich: Finding the Odd Fellows
Tasleem Jamila: Art is Connection
Hann Lindahl: Y Chromosomes and the Women Who Have Them- Intersex and Biology Beyond Binary
Molly M. McLay: What It Means to (FY)CARE
Daniella Pavlić: A Yellow Substance
Heidi Reible: Walking Balzac in NYC
Featuring Esteban Gast in his PKN C-U emceeing debut!

Thank you to our sponsors: Unisource - a Veritiv Company, Prosource, Dixon Graphics, CUDO.

Tweet to #pkncu during the night. Hope to see you there!

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.

DON’T FRET! THERE’S MORE WHERE THIS COMES FROM.
For additional information or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, please contact us 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
Get the PKN C-U Newsletter after signing up at http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/champaign-urbana
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
Institute 4 Creativity - 111 S Walnut St. Champaign
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Join us for our first show of the semester, Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas' striking play.

March 6th & 7th at 7pm
at the Institute 4 Creativity -111 S. Walnut St. in Champaign

Directed by Stephanie Svarz
Dramaturge: Katie Newport

Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', UNDER MILK WOOD takes the form of an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub. We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. The play introduces us to characters such as Captain Cat who dreams of his drowned former seafellows and Nogood Boyo who dreams of nothing at all. It is a unique and touching depiction of a village that has 'fallen head over bells in love'. The First Voice narration reveals the ordinary world of daily happenings and events, while the Second Voice conveys the intimate, innermost thoughts of the fascinating folk of Llareggub.

Tickets:
$5 Students
$7 Non-Students
Tickets will be available at the door, beginning at 6:30pm.

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/649709925158435

Questions? Please email The Penny Dreadful Players at pennydreadfulpdp@gmail.com or Director, Stephanie Svarz at stephsvarz@gmail.com

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
Champaign County Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
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The Community Center for the Arts will host THEATRE OF THE HUMMINGBIRD, a pilot project for a community-based, participant-driven theatre project culminating in a public performance. Led by local international performing artists Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman, Hummingbird is open to young adults ages 14-20 with a desire to contribute to the world through the arts. Participants will work together to develop their original ideas into a unique evening of live, local theatre.

MEETS: Fridays and Saturdays 6-9 PM, February 6th –March 8th, at Community Center for the Arts, 103 North Race Street, Urbana
CONTACT Robin Kearton info@c-4a.org

This project is paid for in part by a City of Urbana Arts Grant.
Community Center for the Arts is supported in part by a grant from the llinois Arts Council Agency.
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MORE INFO:

Webpage for more info: http://c-4a.org/theatre-of-the-hummingbird/

More info on dates:
4 weekends: February (6-7)(13-14)(27-28) March (6-7-8)
Fridays and Saturdays 6-9:00 PM
Sunday (March 8) matinee and evening times TBA
No sessions on February 20-21

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Experience one of the greatest escapes of the Underground Railroad. Actress Jennifer Goran will portray Ellen Craft, who escaped slavery in 1848 by posing as a white man, on Sunday, February 1 at The Urbana Free Library. The program also features Doug Peterson, author of the book "The Vanishing Woman", on which this production is based. For adults and children in grades 4 and up. FREE. urbanafreelibrary.org

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 South Goodwin Avenue in Urbana, IL

The public is cordially invited to attend the Orpheum Wine Gala presented by Art Mart to be held on Friday, January 30th at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, IL from 5pm-8pm. Cozy up with the warmth of good friends, spectacular surroundings, and samplings from a variety of vendors representing select vineyards from around the world. $20 for general admission gets you access to all samplings and a commemorative wine glass.

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 South Goodwin Avenue in Urbana, IL. More information is available online at www.orpheumkids.com, or by calling (217) 352-5895. You can purchase your tickets at the Orpheum, Art Mart, by calling (217) 352-5895, or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orpheum-wine-gala-tickets-15162088214. All proceeds including a percentage of wine sales directly benefit our community through funding programs at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum. Must be 21 years or older to enter.

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
The Urbana Free Library

Join the Class Act Showstoppers for Sing & Swing: An Irving Berlin Revue at The Urbana Free Library. These talented young performers will delight audiences of all ages as they celebrate one of America's greatest composers.

Prairie Breezes concerts are free concerts for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Centennial High School

Friday, January 23rd—7:00 pm
Saturday, January 24th—10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 25th—2:00 pm

Centennial High School
Aldridge Auditorium
913 S. Crescent Drive, Champaign

Pre-Sale Tickets will be on sale
December 2, 2014 through January 21, 2015 at:
America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
located next to Target in Champaign

Schnucks Supermarket locations in
Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy
Groups of 10 or more may reserve seating/tickets by completing a Group
Reservation form, available only on our website: www.cujwc.org
The deadline for receipt of these forms is Jan 21, 2015.

C-U Junior Woman’s Club is a not-for-profit organization. Proceeds from this event will support various community agencies & projects in Champaign County. For information, call 217-353-5005.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Seating: Reserved Seating

Tickets: $18 - $45 (VIP)

The world’s #1 name in comedy is coming to C/U! Central Illinois gets in on the laughter as The Second City takes on all the news that’s fits to twist. The biggest headlines! The hot-button issues! And it’s all served up with a side of that famous Chicago-style improv. Don’t miss your chance to see the superstars of tomorrow live on stage now — when The Second City Hits Home!

When The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, no one could have guessed that this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. The Broadway success of Mike Nichols and Elaine May – members of The Second City's predecessor, The Compass Players – put attention on the fledgling company. Soon, alumni of The Second City – such as Alan Arkin, Robert Klein, David Steinberg and Fred Willard – began to cement the theatre's reputation for developing the finest comedic voices of each and every generation. With the debut of NBC's Saturday Night Live, populated by Second City Alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner, the theatre became internationally known for its ever increasing roster of comedy superstars. Since then, The Second City (and its Canadian sister-theatre) has launched the careers of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray and many, many more.

For more, and to purchase tickets: http://www.thevirginia.org/shows/comedy/128-the-second-city-hits-home

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