General Events


Sunday, February 23, 2020

    • All Day
    • Room 324, Main Library

    “‘Here I Have Lived’: Recreating the Land of Lincoln” explores the history of Central Illinois’s two most prominent Lincoln heritage sites. Featuring materials related to the reconstruction of Lincoln’s New Salem near Petersburg and the restoration of the Lincoln Home area in Springfield, the exhibit offers a glimpse into the places Abraham Lincoln called home.

    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Room 346, Main Library

    Divine Madness draws on both ancient and modern texts to examine geographic, historic, and philosophical intersections between the items featured. This exhibit is a collaborative exploration of the inner and outer lives of people as reflected in the expansive collections at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

    • 6:00 - 10:00 pm
    • Illini Union

    What is the SKY Happiness Retreat? SKY Happiness Retreat is a total well-being training offered to thousands of university students, faculty, and staff across the country.

    • All Day
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    When you hear “drag queen,” what comes to mind? The popularity of drag has exploded in recent years, and so have the questions and curiosities related to drag artistry. This exhibit explores these questions and curates a selection of costumes and materials loaned by several drag performers connected to the local area.

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Japan House - 2000 South Lincoln Avenue Urbana, IL 61802

    Join Professor Emeritus Shozo Sato for a Sunday afternoon class on Shodo, or Japanese calligraphy. Explore the practice of calligraphy as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy and learn about Shodo from the vision of a Tea Master.

    • 2:00 pm

    • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    • Spurlock Museum

    Teller and activist Dovie Thomason (Lakota, Apache, and Scot descent) presents a concert of traditional stories.

    • 3:00 pm
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    Each year, the 21st Century Piano Commission sponsors a competition with a cash prize for a composition featuring the keyboard instrument.

    • 3:00 pm
    • Tryon Festival Theatre

    Has winter taken over? Has the frost crept across the fields, down the streets, maybe right into our very homes or even our own hearts? Quebec’s youthful, fearless, masterful Cirque FLIP Fabrique is a magically poetic cirque-style expedition that’s taking worldwide stages by storm.

    • 3:00 pm
    • Studio Theatre

    Almost every weekend, a girls’ competitive high school soccer team meets at the City Sports Dome. Over the course of several Saturdays, nine female warriors navigate the cacophony, the cruelty, and the courage of adolescence.