Event Calendar

UBAs Market in The Square

From 8:00AM to 1:00PM

The Urbana Business Association is excited to bring you Market IN the Square previously Holiday Market and Middle Market. Follow us inside Lincoln Square and continue supporting local businesses, artists, and farmers. Find the best fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, arts and crafts, and so much more! Learn more at urbanabusiness.com. 

Stop, Drop, and Spin at Spurlock

From 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Spinning fibers into yard is a skill dating back thousands of years. The Spurlock Museum invites you to learn how to use a drop spindle at the workshop Stop, Drop, and Spin on Saturday, April 8 from 10 AM to noon.   The workshop will be led by members of the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild. The cost, which includes the spindle and fibers, is $15 for one person or $25 for two.  The Museum is located at 600 South Gregory, Urbana.  Reserve your space by contacting Kim Sheahan at (217) 244-3355.

Hong Kong Show at the Larry Kanfer Gallery

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From the vibrant hustle and architectural patterns of the Hong Kong cityscapes to the colorful, rural waterways of Tai O, the intensity and depth of this Larry Kanfer photographic artwork collection can be enjoyed from April 6th to April 21st. Visit with artist during the opening April 6th and see Hong Kong through Larry Kanfer’s lens at the Larry Kanfer Gallery, South Neil Street in Champaign.

Show dates are April 6th – 21st. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5:30pm. Special gallery hours Sunday, 4/9 12 - 4pm

Free admission and Kid friendly. Visit http://kanfer.com/HongKong/ for more information! 

SLEEP DEPRIVATION CHAMBER AT STATION THEATER

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In this autobiographical drama, a broken taillight leads to the brutal beating of a highly educated, middle-class black man by a policeman in suburban Virginia. The Kennedys interweave the trial of the victimized son (accused of assaulting the offending officer) with the mother's poignant letters in his defense and her remembrances of growing up in the 1940s, when her parents were striving "to make Cleveland a better place for Negroes." They have created a gripping examination of the conflicting realities of the black experience in twentieth-century America. Buy tickets and get detailed show information at http://www.stationtheatre.com/

Boneyard Arts Festival

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Presented annually every spring by 40 North | 88 West, the Boneyard Arts Festival is a four-day event showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in our community. Its goal is to bring together local artists, businesses and organizations for a special event showcasing the art of Champaign County. More than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard is a unique countywide celebration that takes place in a wide variety of venues both traditional and non-traditional  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, U of I Campus, Rantoul, Homer, Mahomet, St. Joseph and Sidney. The festival stimulates cultural, economic, social and educational growth by providing an opportunity for people of every age, background and interest to participate.

Champaign County Town & Country Amateur Art Show

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Springer Cultural Center hosts annually the Town & Country County Amateur Art Show.  These shows are held throughout the state to encourage amateur artists to experiment with the visual arts.  It’s an opportunity for youth and adults who are not professionally trained in drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, printmaking, digital media, pottery and crafts to have an opportunity to display their talent in this show.  The show is jurored by a professional in the area of arts.  There are two divisions to enter, youth and adult. Those who receive a blue ribbon or Best of Show are eligible to enter the State Town & Country Amateur Art Show in the fall. Hours vary visit https://champaignparks.com/town-country-amateur-art-show/ for more info.