|How To Submit Your Information for the UBA Top Ten
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- A title for your event or promotion
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- A 3-5 sentence description
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- Date of event (if applicable)
- Time of event (if applicable)
- Place of event (if applicable)
- Address of event (if applicable)
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To be included in an upcoming issue, you must submit this information TWO WEEKS prior to your event
(if it is an information submission, by every Monday). If it is not in this format, we will ask you for a re-submission.Send your information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Greensky Bluegrass with Chicago Farmer and Bob & Pricilla
First timers to the C-U!
Winners of the 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Michigan's own Greensky Bluegrass is earning recognition nationwide as a growing force in acoustic roots music...Come out to 88 Broadway to experience it yourself! Special guests Chicago Farmer and Bob & Pricilla will help rock the night away!For more information, call (217) 359-6960 or send an e-mail.
Saturday, April 3 2010
88 Broadway, Lincoln Square Mall
142 Lincoln Square, Urbana
Easter is right around the corner and it is time to start thinking about Easter Sunday plans. There is no better place to spend time with friends and family than at Silvercreek's famous Sunday brunch. From made to order omelettes and waffles to carved meats to the amazing dessert buffet, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you! Easter Brunch at Silvercreek
Silvercreek is accepting reservations for Easter Sunday, April 4th!
To make reservations, call (217) 328-3402
Make Your Reservation for Sunday, April 4, 2010
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
402 North Race Street, Urbana
Week Beginner Yoga Course at YICU
us once or for 4 weeks. Yoga is different than exercise. Not only does
it increase strength and flexibility, but it exercises the organs of the
body that are vital to health. Instruction includes fundamentals of
body alignment and building a daily practice.
For more information, call (217) 344-YOGA
(9642), or click here!
5 - April, 26, 2010
5:30 - 7:00 pm
West Springfield, Urbana, Ground Level, Lots of Easy Parking
Institute of Champaign-Urbana
discounted for 4 classes or $14 drop-in fee
Bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around
the world gather to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion
Participants create an "edible book," which can be inspired by a
favorite tale, involve a pun on a
famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet,
etc). All entries
will be exhibited, documented, then EATEN! Among this year's judges, is downtown Urbana's very own Buffy Vance of Madeline's Confectionary Arts Studio & Gallery!
5th Annual Edible Book Festival
Celebrate the book arts and the (literal) ingestion of culture!
8:00 am - 12:45 pm
1001 South Wright Street, Champaign
dramatic performance by Karen Vaccaro!
Come out to enjoy a solo dramatic presentation by Karen Vaccaro, actor, director
and acting coach, who taught at both Illinois Wesleyan
University and the University of Illinois, and is the recipient of
three Joseph Jefferson Awards for her work in Chicago. This special
program includes excerpts of personal stories collected from local
residents, and is funded in part by a grant from the Urbana Public Arts
Commission. Refreshments will be
The event is free, but please call (217) 337-4767 to reserve a
April 6, 2010
112 West Main Street,
Armitage Gone! Dance: Three Theories
of projected and kinetic imagery and live and electronic sound!
Three Theories, which will premiere at Krannert Center at the
apex of a creative residency, is inspired by Brian Greene's book that
lays out the dispute between Einstein's general theory of
relativity-which seems to fit the universe's functions. For Armitage, Greene's response in string theory
is replete with visual and sonic metaphors that have inspired new ideas
about the geometries of movement, patterns in space, and the structuring
of rhythms. To give visceral and dramatic form to these ideas,
Armitage, her collaborators, and her dancers will bring together a play
of projected and kinetic imagery and live and electronic sound.
For more information, click here!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Tryon Festival Theatre
500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
Turn it UP!
Join us for music, spoken word, socializing, and more!
The UP Center of Champaign County,
a new LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning)
community center, is hosting Turn It UP! on April 8. Turn it UP! is a
benefit concert and variety show. They show will feature Leiloni Stars as emcee and performer,
musical performances by Vanattica and Tom Miebach, and spoken word.
Tickets are five dollars in advance and ten dollars at the door (eight
dollars for students).
Thursday, April 8, 2010
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
202 South Broadway
|Shared Space Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Shared Art, Shared Food, Shared Drink, Shared Space. Come join us!
The Urbana Business Association
and the City of Urbana
invite you to come to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Shared Space
Friday, April 9, 2010
123 West Main Street, Urbana
|The Urbana Free Library Fairy Tale Ball
Hear ye! Hear ye! You are cordially invited...
Children and their families can don their finest ball gown, shiny suit
of armor, or dress as your favorite fairy tale character and join us for
an evening of magical memories at The Fairy Tale Ball. The noble
entertainers of this year's Fairy Tale Ball include the Central Illinois
English Country Dancers and The Flatland Consort, the Ginger Lozar
Puppet Show, the Illini Juggling and Unicycle Club, the Champaign Urbana
Dulcimer Society, storyteller Dan Keding, and fortune teller Madame
Zitron. At the Ball you can dance on a cloud, test your skill at
medieval games, make courtly crafts, listen to your favorite fables of
yore, and enjoy treats from the library's Latté Da! coffee shop. Before
the clock strikes the hour of nine, don't forget to check out the
library's amazing collection of international fairy tales and folklore.
The 2010 Fairy Tale Ball is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob
Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.
Kathy Wicks, Associate Director, (217) 367-4058
Friday, April 9, 2010
6:00 - 9:00 pm
The Urbana Free Library
210 West Green Street, Urbana
Diabetes Association Kiss a Pig Gala
Health Alliance! The
purpose of the contest is to raise
"votes/dollars" for candidates' campaigns. Each vote is
equal to one dollar. The candidate with the most
"votes/dollars" wins the privilege of kissing a
live pig. We honor
the pig because insulin, the drug used to
control diabetes, was originally
derived from a pigs pancreas. The Champaign
County Kiss-A-Pig Gala will benefit
diabetes research and education programs such as summer camp for
diabetes. The gala includes a cocktail hour,
silent auction, dinner, live
auction and the kissing of the pig.
For more information, and to
enroll, click here!
April 9, 2010
6:00 - 10:00 pm
2302 West John Street, Champaign
Table of 10: $600
for your business)
111 West Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Special Events Coordinator
|2010 UBA Board Members
Amanda McWilliamsDan Manolakes
Welcome New UBA Member:
Eastern Illinois Foodbank
2405 North Shore Drive Urbana, IL 61801
8th Annual Boneyard Arts Festival
WANT TO BE PART OF THE BONEYARD?
Visit the new BONEYARD ARTS FESTIVAL BLOG for both interested artists and venues.
The 40 North Boneyard Arts Festival is an annual four-day event
showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in our
community. Its goal is to bring together local artists and businesses
for a special event showcasing the art that lives here.
than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard is a unique countywide
celebration that takes place in a wide variety of venues (over 100!) -
both traditional (clubs, galleries & museums) and non-traditional
(ice cream shops & real estate offices) - and features the work of
literally hundreds of artists.
Sculptors, weavers, painters,
photographers and other visual artists join musicians, actors, dancers,
poets and performers of all kinds in sharing their creativity throughout
Champaign, Urbana, Campustown, Dewey, Rantoul and Sidney. 40 North
invites artists to partner with local businesses, arts organizations,
nonprofits, schools or municipal offices in hosting a performance or
display of work...and join the celebration!
Boneyard Events Take Place:
Thursday, April 15 - Sunday, April 18
For more, click here!
Law Day Poster Contest
attention with a powerful graphic and
inspire with a message to your community!
public, private & home school students in grades 3-12 are invited
to participate in designing a poster to be entered to win in the Law Day
Poster Contest! Good posters
tell important stories to present and future generations.
media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint,
crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, ink or other materials). Poster size
must be 8.5" x 11" (portrait or landscape). All posters must be created
by an individual student rather than a team of students. Entries
students in their handwriting and coloring will score better.
more information on Law Day 2010, click here!
All entries must be
postmarked by April
15, 2010 to:
Early American Museum
Illinois Lemonade Day Illinois Lemonade Day is making
its grand debut this year, in Champaign-Urbana, Effingham, and many
surrounding communites in Illinois on Sunday, May 2, 2010!
Lemonade Day is a FUN and FREE educational
program that teaches you how to start, own, and operate your own
lemonade stand business.
Your neighborhood is a perfect place to start
your business. Our sponsors, community partners, and neighborhood
restaurants, shops and companies were all started by people just like
you. It takes courage to get started, but we know you can do it!
So Dream Big! Don't be afraid to try
something new and different. Your family, friends, and many others in
our community are here to support you.
By signing up for Lemonade Day, you are signing up
to learn the skills you need to be successful in the future. You will
learn to set goals, establish a budget, speak to adults, and give back
to your community!
For more information on how to register, click here!