General Events

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Market at the Square, Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL

    For the 9th year, the U of I is bringing "Science at the Market" on most Saturday mornings to the Farmers Market at Lincoln Square mall in Urbana. The U of I and other experts will be on hand with demonstrations illustrating the science they represent, and to answer questions from the public about the researchers' discipline.

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Blue and White explores the technological advances, trade networks, and shared aesthetics that sustain a global appetite for blue-and-white ceramics.

    • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre

    Every two years, the costume and prop shops clean house to make way for new items. Hundreds of pieces—including many one-of-a-kind treasures—will be available. Shop early for the best selection!

    • 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

    The SKY Happiness Retreat is a 20-hour immersive, innovative life-skills training and self-development program offered to thousands of students at more than 40 universities across the country, including Stanford, Ohio State and MIT.

    • 11:30
    • Allerton Park, Monticello, IL

    Spend the weekend exploring Allerton’s Natural Areas with the whole family! Champaign Outdoors presents this hassle-free camping experience, providing families the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature.

    • 1:00 pm
    • Music Building Auditorium and Music & Performing Arts Library, 1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL

    Join us for the Music & Performing Arts Library’s Player Piano Reveal on Saturday, September 22 at 1pm.

    • 2:00 pm
    • Saunders Lounge, Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls

    Experimental Films of Renée Baker Renée Baker will present her experimental films and discuss the creative process in producing these works as set pieces and moving scores. Renée Baker is Improvisers Exchange Artist-in-Residence (September 18-26, 2018).

    • 9:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin, Urbana

    Dance the night away at Krannert Center! Come enjoy a FREE Latin Dance Night in the Krannert Center Lobby, co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • 11:30
    • Allerton Park, Monticello, IL

    Spend the weekend exploring Allerton’s Natural Areas with the whole family! Champaign Outdoors presents this hassle-free camping experience, providing families the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature.

    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Prairie Zen Center (515 S. Prospect, Champaign)

    The Meditation Student Organization (MSO) is a peer-led group offering students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois an open and non-judgmental space to practice meditation.

    • 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

    The SKY Happiness Retreat is a 20-hour immersive, innovative life-skills training and self-development program offered to thousands of students at more than 40 universities across the country, including Stanford, Ohio State and MIT.

    • 1:00 - 3:30 pm
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    Culture Lab programs like this one feature drop-in activities led by our museum guides. Activities include mini-tours, scavenger hunts, and touchable artifacts. The theme this month is: Water.

    • 3:00 pm

    The outstanding musicians in the University of Illinois Wind Orchestra excel at a wide range of musical styles and are committed to expanding band music's reaches as they undertake works for large or small groups, traditional pieces, and new compositions.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • 9:00 am
    • University of Illinois Arboretum- corner of Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue

    The annual Homecoming 5K will be held at the Arboretum at the University of Illinois on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue.

    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Prairie Zen Center (515 S. Prospect, Champaign)

    The Meditation Student Organization (MSO) is a peer-led group offering students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois an open and non-judgmental space to practice meditation.

    • 3:00 pm

    The Black Chorus at the University of Illinois was founded in 1968. Organized by four students, and later under the direction of School of Music faculty with students, officers, the Black Chorus has sustained a high level of excellence in performance, collaborating with writers, jazz and gospel musicians, chamber orchestra, and dancers.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Prairie Zen Center (515 S. Prospect, Champaign)

    The Meditation Student Organization (MSO) is a peer-led group offering students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois an open and non-judgmental space to practice meditation.

    • 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    In the 21st century, a woman’s progress in politics is fraught with challenge. The late playwright Wendy Wasserstein humanizes the political, creating an intelligent play that also bursts with humor and hurt.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • All Day
    • Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

    The World of Genomics will be showcased from October 18-20, 2018, at the St. Louis Science Center, one of America’s most visited museums and a destination for all ages with an interest in learning about science and technology.

    • All Day
    • See program for specific schedule and location

    7th annual Sociology of Development Conference. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology. Co-sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) and others.

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Blue and White explores the technological advances, trade networks, and shared aesthetics that sustain a global appetite for blue-and-white ceramics.

    • 10:00 am

    Experience the fellowship of communal dance with instructors Laura Chiaramonte and Kate Insolia of Dance at Illinois. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe, welcoming environment.

    • 10:00 am

    Pianist and conductor Ian Hobson will lead masterclasses at Krannert Center, open for public viewing. Come watch, listen, and learn!

    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Simonds Pyatt Gallery of European Cultures, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

    The Spurlock Museum will host Mindful Meditation sessions from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays this fall, October 29 to December 14 (the Friday after Thanksgiving is off). Leader Mary Wolters of Green Yoga Spa will help participants bring a focus to their breathing and share tips on how to engage mindfully.

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing asanas (poses), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing.

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum Hood Classroom

    KAM offers a lunchtime yoga series on Fridays when classes are in session. Each Yoga at the Museum session is free and open to the public.

    • 3:00 pm
    • Levis Faculty Center Room 208

    • 4:00 pm   5:00 pm
    • Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois 600 S. Gregory Urbana, IL 61801

    Dr. Thomas E. Emerson presents, The Red Goddesses of Cahokia, at Spurlock Museum 4pm in the Knight Auditorium.

    • 5:45 pm
    • Campus Bike Center, 608 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign, IL

    Campus Bike Center is open Monday through Thursday, 2 PM to 6 PM. Friday 2 PM to 5:30 PM. After 5:30 PM on Friday, bike rides assemble and take off for a fun ride around town. Every week it is somewhere different. Ride is hosted by Students for Environmental Concerns (SECS).

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner have each wowed Krannert Center audiences separately in the past; together, they make a dream team of song!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • All Day
    • Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

    The World of Genomics will be showcased from October 18-20, 2018, at the St. Louis Science Center, one of America’s most visited museums and a destination for all ages with an interest in learning about science and technology.

    • All Day
    • See program for specific schedule and location

    7th annual Sociology of Development Conference. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology. Co-sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) and others.

    • 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Market at the Square, Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL

    For the 9th year, the U of I is bringing "Science at the Market" on most Saturday mornings to the Farmers Market at Lincoln Square mall in Urbana. The U of I and other experts will be on hand with demonstrations illustrating the science they represent, and to answer questions from the public about the researchers' discipline. This week features the Illinois Geometry Lab

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Blue and White explores the technological advances, trade networks, and shared aesthetics that sustain a global appetite for blue-and-white ceramics.

    • 2:00 pm
    • 2000 South Lincoln Avenue Urbana, IL 61802

    Join us for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Chado, or the Way of Tea, is one of the most ancient and revered arts of Japan, and is at the very heart of Japan House. Learn the history behind this art, and enjoy a bowl of matcha tea and a traditional sweet. Experience a moment of peace.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner have each wowed Krannert Center audiences separately in the past; together, they make a dream team of song!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • All Day
    • See program for specific schedule and location

    7th annual Sociology of Development Conference. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology. Co-sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) and others.

    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Prairie Zen Center (515 S. Prospect, Champaign)

    The Meditation Student Organization (MSO) is a peer-led group offering students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois an open and non-judgmental space to practice meditation.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • ARC

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Blue and White explores the technological advances, trade networks, and shared aesthetics that sustain a global appetite for blue-and-white ceramics.

    • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Undergraduate Library, room 251

    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Simonds Pyatt Gallery of European Cultures, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

    The Spurlock Museum will host Mindful Meditation sessions from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays this fall, October 29 to December 14 (the Friday after Thanksgiving is off). Leader Mary Wolters of Green Yoga Spa will help participants bring a focus to their breathing and share tips on how to engage mindfully.

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, Hood Classroom

    A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga: seated and standing asanas (poses), breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Participants should bring their own yoga mats and wear comfortable clothing.

    • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum Hood Classroom

    KAM offers a lunchtime yoga series on Fridays when classes are in session. Each Yoga at the Museum session is free and open to the public.

    • 1:30 pm
    • 819 Psychology

    • 5:45 pm
    • Campus Bike Center, 608 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign, IL

    Campus Bike Center is open Monday through Thursday, 2 PM to 6 PM. Friday 2 PM to 5:30 PM. After 5:30 PM on Friday, bike rides assemble and take off for a fun ride around town. Every week it is somewhere different. Ride is hosted by Students for Environmental Concerns (SECS).

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    From the freezing garrets to the festive streets of 19th-century Paris, the story and soaring music of La Bohème capture the joyful essence—and the heartbreaking realities—of young love. Through the everyday world of a group of artists living the Bohemian life, the opera reveals timeless truths about passion and friendship, material poverty and richness of spirit.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

    • All Day
    • Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign

    While today’s growing social and political unrest throughout America may eventually give rise to a new generation of resistance songs, the Sousa Archives’ American Music Month exhibits this year offer signs of hope. Each exhibit shows that through revolutionary exchanges and revolutionary music, we may be able to foster a dialog between contrary viewpoints.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illini Union, room 210, General Lounge

    Come de-stress and energize your body and mind with 1-hour session of mixed yoga and meditation. Yoga mats provided.

    • All Day
    • ARC

    • All Day
    • 2nd Floor Main Library (outside Reading Room)

    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Prairie Zen Center (515 S. Prospect, Champaign)

    The Meditation Student Organization (MSO) is a peer-led group offering students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois an open and non-judgmental space to practice meditation.

    • 3:00 pm
    • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this 1962 Tony Award-winning, slapstick comedy combines the plays of ancient Roman comedian Plautus with the whimsical vaudevillian genius of modern musical theatre. Illinois Theatre will adopt a uniquely 21st-century lens in exploring how comedy has changed through the centuries.

    • 7:30 pm

    The premier orchestra at the University of Illinois will perform a variety of works in this concert.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018