Community Events

Community Events

Christian act to play Mahomet festival

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.

Chicago Auto Show 2016

The Chicago Auto Show opens at McCormick Place on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 and here is a preview from media day on Thursday.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 11-18, 2016

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events to see — or be seen in — around the area

Art scene

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.

The Band of the Royal Marines

The Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guard in the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for Performing Arts on  Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

UI embracing monkeying around for Lunar New Year

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.

Library events, Feb. 7-14, 2016

Selected upcoming events at local libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Ask 'Mimi,' Feb. 7, 2016

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.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Free Krannert performance

Upcoming Allerton events include hikes and spirits

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.