General Events

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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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • All Day
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Capturing Landscape features a selection of 20th and 21st century black-and-white photographs from the collection by artists working in the United States.

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    By highlighting KAM’s strong holdings of work from artists practicing in Chicago during the 1930s through the 1980s, this exhibition considers the problematic nature of art historical categories and explores what other stories are missed by perpetuating a single narrative.

    • All Day
    • 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 - 12:00 pm
    • Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820

    • 7:30 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.

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

    On this evening, the co-directors of the School of Music’s Lyric Theatre @ Illinois are joined by favorite professional instrumental collaborators, as well as by early-career vocal artists for a night of favorite selections from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

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.

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

    • All Day
    • distributedmuseum.illinois.edu

    • 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.

    • All Day
    • distributedmuseum.illinois.edu

    • 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.

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

    • All Day
    • National Center for Supercomputing Applications

    • 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.

    • All Day
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Capturing Landscape features a selection of 20th and 21st century black-and-white photographs from the collection by artists working in the United States.

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

    This exhibition celebrates the history of the collection at the University of Illinois; its collector, Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana; and the extraordinary depth and breadth of the collection, newly accessible thanks to a Cataloging Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    By highlighting KAM’s strong holdings of work from artists practicing in Chicago during the 1930s through the 1980s, this exhibition considers the problematic nature of art historical categories and explores what other stories are missed by perpetuating a single narrative.

    • All Day
    • 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).

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • All Day
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Capturing Landscape features a selection of 20th and 21st century black-and-white photographs from the collection by artists working in the United States.

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    By highlighting KAM’s strong holdings of work from artists practicing in Chicago during the 1930s through the 1980s, this exhibition considers the problematic nature of art historical categories and explores what other stories are missed by perpetuating a single narrative.

    • All Day
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • All Day
    • ARC

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

    • All Day
    • 1030 NCSA

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

    This exhibition celebrates the history of the collection at the University of Illinois; its collector, Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana; and the extraordinary depth and breadth of the collection, newly accessible thanks to a Cataloging Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

    • 9:00 am
    • Krannert Art Museum

    By highlighting KAM’s strong holdings of work from artists practicing in Chicago during the 1930s through the 1980s, this exhibition considers the problematic nature of art historical categories and explores what other stories are missed by perpetuating a single narrative.

    • All Day
    • 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.

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • 505 E. Green Street, Champaign; Classroom 201

    Dr. Curtis McKnight will discuss the evolution of international comparative mathematics studies, starting with the first study led by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.

    • 1:30 pm
    • 819 Psychology

    • 2:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Smith Memorial Hall (Room 25)

    The Gray Wilkerson Ra Trio has long been integral to the Chicago jazz community. Avreeayl Ra (percussion, flute), Ed Wilkerson, Jr., (saxophone, clarinet), and eclectic multi-instrumentalist Larry Gray (double bass, cello) are noted for their tremendous rapport, wide range of color, and boundless energy. For more information visit larrygraymusic.com.

    • 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).

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018