CHAMPAIGN — Presenters are being sought for the next PechaKucha Night C-U, which will take place on April 7 at the Krannert Art Museum.
PechaKucha presenters represent a wide range of fields and backgrounds — activists, architects, artists, chefs, "cool hunters," critics, designers, dreamers, entrepreneurs, "fashionistas," historians, makers, photographers, scientists and more.
CHAMPAIGN — The SPEAK Cafe, an open-microphone event, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Palette Cafe at Krannert Art Museum.
Moderator Aaron Ammons said the session — free and open to the public — will be a tribute, as part of Black History Month, to the late "Baba" Oscar Brown Jr., the Chicago-born singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist and actor.
CHAMPAIGN — Magician and Champaign native Markus Clegg will perform a one-man show, "Magic and Other Nonsense," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the SoDo Theatre, 114 S. Neil St., C.
The show, Clegg's first public one in his hometown, will present sleight of hand.
MAHOMET — If you've driven past the Museum of the Grand Prairie on Illinois 47 recently, you might have noticed construction crews at work.
CHAMPAIGN — City council members Tuesday night could enact changes to Champaign's outdoor cafe licensing program if they approve proposals brought to them by city officials.
The council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday (Jan. 17) at 7 p.m. in the Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St.
Your eyes won't be deceiving you if you see a few hundred zombies lumbering about Sullivan's town square Saturday night.
March of the Living Zombies is scheduled for 6:30 that evening, and it's free for those who want to dress up as zombies and spectators alike, said Gerald "Binky" Wood, the director of Sullivan's Shotgun Manor haunted attraction.
Halloween is a time for fun, but it's important to keep safety in mind, as well.
This list of precautions from the Champaign County YMCA includes a few to keep in mind:
Wear light-colored costumes made of material that is flame retardant
Wear shorter costumes to prevent tripping
Add reflective tape or striping to costumes for greater visibility
DANVILLE — A promoter of last weekend's Dayglow concert that was relocated to Danville wants to bring the event back next semester but wants a second showing of "America's Largest Paint Party" to be on the University of Iliinois campus.
CHAMPAIGN — Bluegrass and country star Alison Krauss will return to perform in her hometown for the first time in a nearly a decade with a concert at the Virginia Theatre to benefit Crisis Nursery.