buzz calendar (Nov. 20- Nov. 22)

By Carolina Garibay (not used)

The buzz calendar is a compilation of events happening in the Champaign-Urbana area. Follow our top picks every Monday and Thursday for ideas on what to do on any night of the week, from where to eat to what to watch.

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Nov. 20

The Fascinating Culture of Books

   9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  321 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr, Urbana

   Free, all ages

This exhibit is a collection of materials from the Rare Book Collection of the National Central Library and contemporary publications in Taiwan. Visit the Main Library before it’s gone!

Community Meal & Thanksgiving Box Delivery at RUM

   5:45-8 p.m. 

  Restoration Urban Ministries, 1213 Parkland Ct, Champaign

   Free, all ages

Participate in a community meal and distribution of Thanksgiving food boxes to the residents of Restoration Urban Ministries. Help serve others staying in Champaign this Thanksgiving season.

Open Mic Night

   8 p.m.-2 a.m.

  The Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

   Free for 21+, $3 for 18-20

If you’re looking for a creative outlet, head over to Canopy Club with your instruments and your laptops. All genres and styles are welcome at Open Mic Night, but no full bands or DJ sets are allowed.

Nov. 21

Holiday Ornaments

   1-4 p.m.; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

   BJ Grand Salon & Spa, 3006 Crossing Ct, Champaign

   Free all ages 

There is no experience necessary for this glass Holiday Ornaments class! All materials, instructions, and use of tools you need are provided You will learn how to fuse glass to make your own Holiday Ornaments.

Pandellah Pop Up @ BJ’s

   11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

   Cracked Glass, 602 E. High St, Urbana

   $45, all ages 

Locally owned Pandellah Mobile Boutique is coming to BJ Grand Salon to sell trendy and affordable women’s clothing. Every piece of clothing is under $50.

Chawla EP Release Show

   8 p.m.

  The Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

   $5, 18+

Celebrate Chawla’s latest release with him this Tuesday! The singer-songwriter is joined by local artists Stewart Arp and Torrance Leppert.


Nov. 22

Black Wednesday at The City Center!

   8 p.m.-2 a.m.

   The City Center, 505 S. Chestnut St, Champaign 

   Free, all ages

Come enjoy tunes by DJ Halfdead, some country music tracks, $2 well liquor, and $2 domestic drafts at The City Center. Free line dancing lessons will be starting at 8:30 p.m.

Candy Foster and Shades of Blue

   8-11 p.m.

   Boomerangs Bar and Grill, 1309 E. Washington St, Urbana

   Free, all ages

Candy Foster has been performing classic rhythm and blues throughout the Midwest for over 55 years and is well-known as one of the hardest working blues singers in the area. His strong vocals and high energy style always draw interactive enthusiasm from his audience.

Black Wednesday ft. DJ Apollo

   10 p.m.

   Guido’s Bar & Grill, 2 E Main St, Champaign

   Free, all ages

Don’t just stay in your house and binge-watch dramas if you are still in Champaign for Thanksgiving. Come out and have some fun in the event by Guido’s Bar which will feature music by DJ Apollo, as well as 1/2 of drafts and $4 Bacardi.

Black Wednesday ft. DJ Shane Canfield 

   10 p.m.-2 a.m. 

   Cowboy Monkey, 6 E Taylor St, Champaign

   $2, 21+ 

Are you a wandering soul not back in your house for Thanksgiving? Come join Cowboy Monkey for Blackout Wednesday featuring DJ Shane Canfield.