Event Calendar

Jean René Balekita and Bomoyi live at Spurlock

From 1:00PM to 2:00PM

On Sunday, April 23, at 1 PM, the Spurlock Museum will present a 45-minute concert by Congolese band Jean René Balekita and Bomoyi. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. The performance is part of the Museum’s Cultural Celebration Series, held on the 4th Sunday of every month. The Spurlock Museum is located at 600 S. Gregory St. in Urbana. For more information, contact Kim at 217-244-3355.


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The College of Media at Illinois presents the 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Wednesday through Sunday, April 19-23, 2017 – at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, IL. Festival Passes allow access to all 12 (or more) screenings during the five-day event held every April inside the Virginia Theatre as well as related talks and panel discussions held at the Hyatt Place in Champaign and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  A limited quantity of 1,000 passes will be made available for this year’s festival. Passes are $150.00 each, plus a $5.00 service charge (phone/online only). For the first time, a 15% discount is available to festival-goers when they purchase a four-pack, priced at $510.00. Additionally, a small number of U of I Student Passes will also be made available this year, priced at $100.00 each. (Please note that Student Passes are available at the Box Office only, with valid Student ID.) Passes can be purchased at www.thevirginia.org, at the Virginia Theater Box Office (203 W. Park Ave., Champaign), or charge by phone at 217-356-9063.

Money Smart Week

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Money Smart Week helps consumers manage their personal finances better. Several programs are offered to all demographics and income levels, and cover all gacets of personal finance. Visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org/ for local events in Champaign Urbana.