MAHOMET — Organizers of the 2016 Sangamon River Music Festival have made their first band announcement of the year: contemporary Christian act I Am They.
The Carson City, Nev.-based band is a six-piece ensemble that has recently begun attracting nationwide attention with the release of its self-titled debut album.
The Portraits Project and the Illini 4000 will show a collection of documentary-style photographs of people who have had experiences with cancer at [co][lab], 206 W. Main St., U, with the opening reception at 5 p.m. Friday.
URBANA — The Year of the Monkey officially starts today, and the celebration will last for another two weeks at the University of Illinois.
Lunar New Year 2016, a major holiday in China and other Asian countries, will be celebrated by thousands of students, faculty and others in the community.
Selected upcoming events at local libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
Does 40 North have an art gallery now?
Yes, sort of. After Verizon Wireless left the Champaign Telephone Company building on South Neil Street, company owner/arts supporter Mike Hosier went to 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, saying he would like to see art in his space.
MONTICELLO — The Allerton Park and Retreat Center will host a variety of events over the next few weeks, inviting the public to enjoy what's typically the off-season at the park south of Monticello.