Buzz Calendar (Feb. 5-7)

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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Feb. 5

KAM Exhibition | Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country…

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Feb. 5 – Jul. 14, 2018)

    Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign

    Free, all ages

An all-around artist hailing from Kenya, Allan deSouza is critically acclaimed for his photography, installation, text art, and performance works. Visit Krannert Art Museum that for his revolutionary works inspired by the expedition diaries of crypto-ethnologist Hafeed Sidi Mubarak Mumbai.

Coffee Hour – Pregnancy and Postpartum Health in CU

    10 a.m.

    201 W Kenyon Rd, 201 West Kenyon Road, Champaign

    Free, all ages

As fantastic as it sounds, giving birth to a baby can be emaciating. Knowing what to do during your postpartum period is critical, and Coffee Hour is here to help. Have a discussion with new mothers on all things health and mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Snacks and coffee are provided for free.

Your Story Matters: Race, Sexuality & Beyoncé

    12-1 p.m.

    University of Illinois Women’s Resources Center, 616 E. Green St. Suite 202, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Join the center’s first Quench program of the spring semester that features Derrius Carter, who will be presenting “Race, Sexuality & Beyoncé.” Quench is is part of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relation’s Lunch on Us noontime discussion series that presents a diversity of topics concerning sexual orientation.

Creating Your Powerful Resume

    4 p.m. (Feb. 5-6)

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

    Free, all ages

Your resume can land you in an amazing job or in one not so amazing. Attend this workshop, and better your resume for a better job. Upon completion of this workshop, you will understand what constitutes an effective resume.

MTG: Modern Monday

    7-11 p.m.

    Gopher Mafia Games, 114 Lincoln Square, Urbana

    Varies, all ages

Come play Magic the Gathering in modern format!

Chai Time

    6-9 p.m.

    Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Craving some authentic chai to warm you up during these cold winter nights? Come to the first ever chai and ludo night! Bring your friends and your competitive spirit! There will also be various board games like Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity, and of course, ludo!

Open Mic Night

    8 p.m.-2 a.m.

    The Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

   21+ free, under 21 $3, 18+

CrIf 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.

 

Feb. 6

Public Health, Flu and You

    6:30-8 p.m.

    Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Champaign, IL, 101 Trade Centre Dr, Champaign

    Free, all ages

The flu, although it appears to be something you can shake off in a few days, has the potential to sweep America and wreak havoc. Why has the flu virus been so persistent? Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator Julie Pryde believes part of the reason is due to our lack of information about the virus. Become more educated and more proactive to combat the flu.

Public Health, Flu and You

    6:30-8 p.m.

    Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Champaign, IL, 101 Trade Centre Dr, Champaign

    Free, all ages

The flu, although it appears to be something you can shake off in a few days, has the potential to sweep America and wreak havoc. Why has the flu virus been so persistent? Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator Julie Pryde believes part of the reason is due to our lack of information about the virus. Become more educated and more proactive to combat the flu.

Pop-up Candy Shop

    9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Feb. 6-Feb. 7)

    Carle Foundation Hospital, 810 W. Anthony Dr, Urbana

    Varies, all ages

Black & Whites is partnering with the Carle Auxiliary to host a Pop-Up Candy Shop at Carle Hospital. They will have a wide variety of handmade confections and Valentine’s Day treats! Stop by and see them in the Breezeway!

Transformative Power of Music: Multimedia Talk by Steve Gorn

    4-5 p.m.

    Spurlock Museum, 500 S. Gregory St, Urbana

    Free, all ages

A pioneering artist in cross-cultural collaborative music, Steve Gorn has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, soprano saxophone and clarinet in concerts and festivals throughout the world.

Imago Theatre: La Belle, Lost in the World of Automaton

    7-8:30 p.m.

    Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    $10-$25, 7+

Imago founders Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad are physical comedians, theatrical animators, modern-day magicians, and adventurous alchemists. As they tell the story of La Belle, love blossoms in the midst of a whimsical, non-stop, gear-driven, kinetic world featuring over 100 astonishingly detailed automata, puppets, and non-digital dazzling effects.

Jens Lekman

    8-10:30 p.m.

    Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave, Urbana

    $17, all ages

Jens Martin Lekman is a Swedish musician. His music is guitar-based pop with heavy use of samples and strings, with lyrics that are often witty, romantic, and melancholic. Peter Oran will be opening.

 

Feb. 7

Introduction to Data Management

    11 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Scholarly Commons, 1408 W. Gregory Dr, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Participants will learn the benefits of best practices for managing research data. This interactive session will present components of data management and provide tools to identify gaps in individual’s current practices. Register here: https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/4068?eventId=33294704.

Assassins Illinois Theatre

    7:30-9 p.m.

    Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    N/A, all ages

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist John Weidman take aim at American ideals of prosperity and fortune. Illinois Theatre presents this powerful musical examination of the blood-curdling (and banal) impulses of would-be assassins who pursue their own versions of the American dream.

Mija

    9 p.m.

    The Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    $15-$20, 18+

Mija is an electronic artist from Phoenix, Arizona. She is known for her cross-genre sets, where she never plays the same set twice! She combines elements from genres like dubstep, drum and bass, trap, trance, house, and many more!

Finding an Internship

    9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

    Free, all ages

Getting an internship is a pressing issue for all college students. Visit the center’s internship fair tailor-customized for college students, especially those whose graduation is looming.

Calls for Action on DACA

    5 p.m.

    C-U Immigration Forum, 1001 S Wright St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Despite Donald Trump’s speech on the State of the Union that emphasized bipartisan unity, immigration still remains a very thorny subject and is threatening many Dreamers. Think immigrants deserve protection from deportation? Join this march that stretches from WCIA to the News Gazette office.

Sistering CU Volunteer Training

    7 p.m.

    Champaign Public Library, 200 W Green St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

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.

Champaign-Urbana Herb Society February Meeting

    7-9 p.m.

    801 N Country Fair Dr, Champaign

    Free, all ages

The International Herb Association has bestowed hops the title of “Herb of the Year.” What is the fuss about hops, besides being an ingredient for beer? Chuck Voigt from Mid-American Gardener will present “Herb of the Year: Hops” to educate you in the appeal of the herb.