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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
Stock Pavilion - 1402 Pennsylvania Ave
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The Penny Dreadful Players Presents:

MARY'S WEDDING

When Mary and Charlie, filled with the passion, vulnerability, and impulsiveness of youth, unexpectedly find one another sheltering in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born. But the year is 1914, and Mary and Charlie must surrender their love and fate to the uncertainties of their tumultuous times. A play with a heart as big as the land that serves as its backdrop, Mary’s Wedding is a wonderfully tender, poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate.

PERFORMANCES:
October 15th, 16th & 17th at 8pm
in the Stock Pavilion (1402 W Pensylvainia Ave)

TICKETS
$5 - students
$7 - non-students

Questions: Please contact Stephanie Svarz at stephsvarz@gmail.com

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
The Virginia Theatre
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10/5/2015
7:30pm

LAST COMIC STANDING Live Tour
Presented by Exceptional Artists

Tickets: $39 On Sale Now!

Season 9 of Last Comic Standing premieres July 22 on NBC when the Emmy-nominated laugh-fest returns with an all new group of the world's funniest comics. Watch the series this summer on NBC, then see the finalists perform live as the Last Comic Standing Live Tour appears at Champaign's own Virginia Theatre on October 5! For more information call our box office at 217-356-9063 or visit us online at www.thevirginia.org.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Big Grove Tavern

Start your week with an explosive evening of great food and fabulous painting! Lola's Brush & Big Grove Tavern are partnering up to bring you a fun evening of painting, sipping & laughing! Everything you'll need for painting is provided by Lola's Brush. Tasty appetizers from our Chefs are INCLUDED in the ticket price! An explosive drink special from our head bartenders will be offered!

The featured painting is of a beautiful firework display, just in time to celebrate the birth of our nation!

Check out this time lapse video of the featured painting- https://vimeo.com/130055217

Tickets are available at http://www.lolasbrush.com/event/fireworks/

This event is great for everyone who is looking for a fun night out. Perfect for Girls Night or Date Night! No painting experience necessary!
Join us for painting and delicious food from Big Grove!

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:15pm
Krannert Art Museum

Join us at Krannert Art Museum for an evening of diverse and engaging stories told in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and creative ideas have undeniable appeal to all. You won't want to miss it!

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Krannert Art Museum (500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL)
Doors open 7:45 pm
Show starts at 8:20 pm
Admission: FREE
Possible Mature Content 18+

PKN C-U Vol. 18 will feature eight unique presentations:

Eric Benson & Megan Diddie: Pulp, Sweat, and Beers
Karen Carney: City Chickens
Mac Condill: Cucurbits In All Their Glory
Ed Glaser: The Psychedelic Version of "Godzilla" You’ve Never Seen
Mamie Hobbs & Sophie Roney: Embody Love: Changing The Way We Talk About Beauty in C-U
John Isberg: "The Ghost Cowboy" Documentary on Belief, Ability and Ghosts
Jack Marck: Why I Fly
Terry Welker: You Are Here

WCIA’s Drew Wilder will host as emcee for the night.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors: Anna Longworth Photography, Busey Bank, [co][lab], Crystal Entertainment, Dixon Graphics, Pens to Lens, Prosource, Urbana’s Market at the Square, and WPCD 88.7 Parkland.

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

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

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