Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 4:45pm
Independent Media Center

Come see what we've been up to at Open Scene, IMC's NEA-funded youth arts project on Saturday, May 6, 2-5 p.m. We'll be having an art auction to raise money for youth programming at IMC! 

At this culminating event, we'll hear from local youth about a new vision for IMC and Urbana. 

We'll be having an art auction with 8 new posters by Langston Allston, local muralist, among them the image attached. Bring a friend, and bring your check books! 

We're raising money to support more collaborations with Open Scene youth leaders, a new after school program with Janice Mitchell's Neighborhood Connections, and launch a new music studio with Jamie Gatson aka J.Tune. 

Make a donation now to support CU's youth!

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:45pm
Orpheum Theatre 346 N. Neil St., Champaign

The Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra in Concert at the Orpheum Theatre, Champaign, IL

Contact: Barry R. Morse
(217) 369-5328

Champaign-Urbana based Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra will perform improvised otherworldly soundscapes live at the Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign, on Saturday, May 6 at 2:45 pm. Preceding the concert at 2:00 pm also at the Orpheum Theatre will be a lecture given by Barry R. Morse, founder and director of the ensemble, on the history, music and musical stylings of this strange instrument. Tickets are available at the door and all proceeds will benefit the refurbishing of the Orpheum Theatre.

The theremin is the world’s oldest electronic musical instrument still in use, having been invented in 1920. It is also the only instrument which is played without any physical contact: the player waves his/her hands in the air around two antennas to produce eerie, whistling sounds which rise and fall in smooth arcs of continuous pitch change. The sounds are then amplified and projected over loudspeakers. The theremin’s weird sound is famous for its use in 1950s era science fiction movies.

The Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra consists of nine (9) of these unique instruments, which is eight more than most people ever get to see in one place at the same time. The Orchestra is unique also in that the music is improvised but controlled by special hand signals given by Barry R. Morse, the director, who will sculpt sonic masses out of thin air in real time. All of the performers are local citizens who will train beforehand in two special workshops given by the director. This performance on May 6, will also be unusual in that it will be a performance-in-the-round: the whole orchestra will surround the audience which will be seated in the middle. This “surround sound” feature is the brainchild of sound and video artist Jake Metz.

Etherphonic Theremin Orchestra
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Orpheum Theatre, 346 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Lecture: 2:00 pm
Concert: 2:45 pm
Tickets: $5.00 available at the door
For more information:

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:45pm, Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 9:00am to Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:45pm
Cunningham Children’s Home - Spiritual Life Center, 1301 N. Cunningham Drive, Urbana, IL

Cunningham Children’s Home’s Festival of Quilts joins the Boneyard Arts Festival this spring as one of more than 90 galleries showcasing the arts in Central Illinois. This year Cunningham is excited to present a collection of show quilts that creatively blur the lines between conventional quilt making and fine art. The 13th annual Festival of Quilts will also include a silent auction and quilt boutique as well as a gift shop, bake sale and the Patchwork Café.

The Boneyard is a four-day event which brings together area businesses, organizations, and artists while promoting the cultural vibrancy of our community. As the Festival of Quilts has grown and the quilts submitted for viewing have evolved it became obvious to all who help with the event that many of our local artists are sharing their artwork through quilts.

We invite you to join us on Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy the colorful and diverse exhibit as well as the silent auction.

This year’s event features two guest speakers. Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m., Deborah Fell will present stories of hope that inspire her work. Fell, a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium, is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and Art Quilt Network. Well-known quilt teacher and lecturer Sherry Fourez Sollers will present her miniature quilts on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sollers is a competitive quilter throughout the Midwest.

Tickets are available at the door and are a $5.00 donation. All proceeds benefit children and youth served by Cunningham.

Visit our website or find us on Facebook to learn more.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:45pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill, 61801

St. Patrick’s Day Tea
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
2-4 pm
Sylvia’s Irish Inn Bed & Breakfast, 312 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Join us for a relaxing afternoon tea at
Sylvia’s Irish Inn
Price $25.00 – This includes a glass Champaign
Punch on arrival and traditional tea sandwiches
and desserts.
Enjoy beautiful, live Celtic music
and storytelling.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Unity High School

The 11th annual All Out A Cappella concert will be held Saturday, January 28 at Unity High School auditorium in Tolono. There will be performances at 5 and 8 p.m. Both shows feature No Comment, Xtension Chords, Rip Chords, and Unseen from the University of Illinois; Clef Hangers and The Outlandish from Illinois State University; and Surreal Sound from Unity High School. Unseen and The Outlandish are both new groups that will be featured in this year’s show.

The evening will provide entertainment for the entire family. General admission tickets to each show are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Doors open at 4:30 for the 5 p.m. concert and 7:30 for the 8 p.m. concert. The event is sponsored by Unity Music Boosters with all proceeds going toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools. Tickets may be purchased from Unity High School choral students and at the High School office, or ordered online at Additional questions can be directed to 217-239-1914.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 8:45am, Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 8:45am, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:45am, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:45am, Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:45am, Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:45am, Monday, December 12, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 8:45am, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 8:45am, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 8:45am, Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:45am, Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:45am, Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:45am, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 8:45am, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 8:45am, Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, December 23, 2016 - 8:45am, Friday, December 23, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 8:45am, Monday, December 26, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 8:45am, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 8:45am
312 W Green St, Urbana, Ill, 61801

"Come & Join us for our 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast with Mrs Claus"

Sylvias irish Inn
312 W Green St
Urbana, Ill, 61801

Bring the whole family for a fabulous breakfast with pancakes,bacon,mixed fruit, orange juice, coffee or tea.
Mrs.Claus will be there with stories,games,&special project,& live music!.

Saturday and Sunday, December 3,& 4,2016.

Time: 9am to 11am both days.
Where: Sylvia's Irish Inn
312 W Green St
Urbana, Ill, 61801
Tickets $15.00

Proceeds will benefit the Community Center for the Arts Scholarship Fund.
Reservations Required.

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Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 8:45am
Fluid Event Center, 601 N Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821

37th annual Chris Cringle Craft Sale
Fluid Event Center
November 11: 3pm - 9pm
November 12: 9am - 5pm

Adults: $5 each
Children 12 and under: FREE!
Parking at Fluid Event Center: FREE
(Please DO NOT park in the County Market lot across the Street.)
- Strollers and carts are welcome.
- Tickets will be available at the ticket office at the Fluid Event Center.
- Box office opens half hour before the sale each day.

The Chris Cringle Arts & Crafts Show is one of the Midwest’s largest craft shows, featuring over 155 booths displaying a wide variety of handcrafted items by local and area artists, as well as artists from all over the Midwest. A rest area and refreshments are available. There is free parking at the Fluid Events Center, but please DO NOT park in the County Market lot across the street, you may be towed. Illinois Heartland Decorative Artist sponsors a raffle featuring a holiday quilt, painted and piece by our members. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds from our show support our many projects, including art student scholarships, Memorial 4-H Camp, Decorative Arts Collections, memory boxes for hospitals, sponsoring families through the Department of Children and Family Services, area food banks, seminars, demonstrations, displays and a weekend retreat.

If you are an artist and would like to showcase your work at the Chris Cringle show hosted by the Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists then follow the link below for more information on how to join!


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Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 5:45pm
Community Center for the Arts, 202 West Main St., Urbana, IL

Event: The Tone Road Ramblers, concert of improvised music.

Date: Friday, August 19

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Place: Community Center for the Arts, 202 West Main St., Urbana, IL

Contact: Robin Kearton

Phone: (217) 384-5150


Admission: Free-will donations to benefit Community Center for the Arts


Morgan Powell: trombone

Ray Sasaki: trumpet

Eric Mandat: clarinet

Howie Smith: saxophones

Jim Staley: trombone

The Tone Road Ramblers are legendary among improvising musicians. Their point of departure is jazz, but their sound embraces traditions from around the world, Western avant-garde, micro-tonality, and sounds yet uncharted. The ensemble had its debut concert in New York City in 1981. Since then the group has performed concerts in New York, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Tampa, Miami, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Austin, and Urbana. They have presented concerts at Festivals in Bucharest, Romania and Latvia, at Merkin Hall, NYC, and at the International Trombone Festival at
Urbana, Illinois. The Ramblers have recorded two LPs and nine CDs. This concert will include discussion and a Q&A session.
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 9:45pm
Guido's Bar & Grill

Show off your knowledge and support the One People Summer Arts Camp!

Join us at Guido's for a night of fun competition. All money raised at this event will go towards the One People Summer Arts Camp happening in July.

Arrive at 6 PM, trivia will begin at 6:30 PM. $10 per person to get in on the action. You can have a team of up to 8 people or come solo and we can pair you with other people. Trivia categories include: Vocal, Dance, Creative Writing, Visual Arts and Mystery. There will be raffles available and prizes for the winning teams.

For more information, visit our event page on Facebook:
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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
Orpheum Theater

40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, has reinvented their annual fundraiser with 40 North UNTITLED, a one-of-a-kind, late-night event on February 19th at the Orpheum Theatre. Celebrating the arts of Champaign County and 40 North’s mission of cultivating creativity, this engaging and interactive evening will bring together art lovers, supporters, and the general public for a night of artful entertainment. As the sole 40 North fundraising event of the year, the proceeds from the night will benefit 40 North and its programs including the Boneyard Arts Festival, ACE Awards, the Eric Show, Friday Night Live, Sky Gallery, MTD ART, and more. 

This late-evening event will feature complimentary cocktail bar and retro gourmet snacks and desserts by Michaels Catering. Customize your own t-shirt and tote screenprinted on site by Weiskamp Screen Printing, become an #arthero during your time inside the pop-up escape room byChampaign-Urbana Adventures in Time and Space, select orginal art by dozens of local artists, try your luck at the wine wall, dance the night away with DJ Mike Ingram, watch "lady-rage" unfold by CLAW: Champaign Ladies Amateur Wrestling, bid on unique auction items, and much more!

Tickets can be purchased at, by contacting 40 North at 217-351-9841, or in person at 106 S. Neil St. Champaign IL 61821. 

In advance: $45/person, $80/couple on or before 2/18
At the door: $50/person on 2/19



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