buzz Calendar (Jan. 29-31)

By San Kim

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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Jan. 29

Career Fair Prep Workshop

    5-6 p.m.

    The Career Center at Illinois, Conference Room 143, 715 S Wright St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Searching for a job requires a good resume but also some life hacks. Learn how to search for internships and jobs more effectively, especially by using different search engines including Handshake, Illinois’ campus-wide recruiting platform.

On The Beach At Night Alone

    7:30-9:11 p.m.

    The Art Theater, 126 W Church St, Champaign

    $8.50-$10.00, NR

Watch Berlin Award Winner Kim Min-hee’s subtle and moving acting, and the movie’s weighty theme on how much weight love holds in one’s life.

Sistering CU Volunteer Training

    7 p.m.

    Champaign Public Library, 200 W Green St, Champaign

    $8.50-$10.00, NR

Volunteer to help those in need of help for household work such as babysitting, house chores, and accompanying children for events. The volunteering consists of committing to supporting families for 2-3 hours per week for 12 weeks.


    7-11:45 p.m.

    Blackbird Urbana, 119 W. Main St, Urbana

    Free, 21+

Compete in teams of up to 5 for gift cards and bragging rights! Standard trivia rules will apply. Hosted by Joe Fun and Nicole Gruber!

Open Mic Night

    8 p.m.-2 a.m.

    The Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    21+ free, under 21 $3, 18+

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.

Ellie Wilde Trunk Show

    12-5:15 p.m. (Jan. 29-Jan. 31)

    Michelle’s Bridal, 2210 North Willow Rd, Urbana

    Free, all ages

You’re invited to go wilde and view the Spring 2018 Ellie Wilde for Mon Cheri collection! For more information please call, 217-384-7914 or visit

Auditions: Marian

    6-10 p.m. (Jan. 29-Jan. 30)

    Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St, Urbana

    Free, all ages

The New Revels Players is holding auditions for Marian by Adam Szymkowicz! This comedic adventure will have show performances on April 6th and 7th. Auditioners can come in at any time between 6 and 10. Auditions will consist of a series of cold readings – no preparation or prior acting experience required! Auditioners do not have to attend both sessions!


Jan. 30

Teach Abroad Career Fair

    1-7 p.m.

    1310 S 6th St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

There are a lot of people wavering about getting a job abroad. Join International Education Career Fair to confirm your passion for teaching and learning new cultures, and get some tips on teaching abroad. The list of participating countries—where you can possibly teach—includes China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, Costa Rica, Spain, Ecuador, Bahrain, and US Peace Corps.

Self-Care & Wellness 101 Session for Students

    7-8 p.m.

    U of I Armory Track & Floor, 505 E Armory Ave, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Keeping in shape physically and mentally is more important than you think. Learn how to maintain your balance throughout your college life and get new health tips on self-care. Learn more at

2018 International Education Career Fair

    9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Education at Illinois, 1310 S 6th St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

The College of Education is hosting the 2018 International Education Career Fair tailored for people who are interested in working overseas. The fair will feature a variety of schools from around the world and opportunities to schedule interviews with them. Learn more at

Meet Chef Judson Todd Allen

    11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    University of Illinois Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, 260 Bevier Hall, 905 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Come meet Food Network Personality Chef Judson Todd Allen as he promotes his new cookbook, The Spice Diet. Books can be purchased at Bevier Cafe.

Warhammer 40k

    6-11 p.m.

    Gopher Mafia Games, 114 Lincoln Square, Urbana

    Varies, all ages

Warhammer 40,000 is a game of dark futuristic warfare that sees carnage erupt upon a spectacular scale. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar is a miniatures wargame designed and produced by Games Workshop that features highly detailed scale models allowing you to join the fight for survival and conquest in a fantasy inspired world.


Jan. 31

Creating Your Powerful Cover Letter

    4:30 p.m.

    The Career Center at Illinois, Room 143, 715 S Wright St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Writing cover letters, as easy as it sounds, can be a brain-wrenching work. However, it is an integral part in applying for an internship or job. Learn how to write an effective cover letter that advertises your skills and experiences.


    6-8 p.m.

    Tin Roof Tavern, 604 N. Cunningham, Urbana

    Free, 21+

Join Tin Roof Tavern for free Bingo! There will be prizes for each game as well as drink specials throughout the night.

Family Friendly Full Moon Bonfire

    6-8 p.m.

    Glow by Lola, 1101 E. Washington St, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Celebrate the release of what is not serving us in body, mind, and spirit any longer with a light-hearted, family-friendly, bonfire at Lola’s outdoor studio space. You can howl, jump, dance, or sit and stare at the gorgeous natural elements that encapsulate you. Please RSVP at