buzz Calendar (Feb. 26-28)

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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Feb. 26

Building From the Inside out

    8 a.m.- 10 p.m. (Feb 26- Feb 28)

    Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave #133, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Come view an art installation created by EJP students. This work includes the mural “Building From the Inside Out.”

Chocolate Lovers

    11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

    Illini Union

    $1-$3, all ages

Have you run out of all your Valentine’s Day chocolates? Looking for a way to satisfy that incessant sweet tooth? Well look no further! DKD Epsilon Presents: Chocolate Lovers where they will be selling Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, Oreo Cheesecake Bars, and more.

Sexual Health Series | Don’t Look Under the Bed

    3-4 p.m.

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

    Free, all ages

Join Women’s Resources Center’s weekly workshop this Monday that addresses sexual and reproductive well-being. This week’s workshop will answer questions about masturbation and self pleasure. This event is organized in collaboration with the WRC Sexual Health intern, Mackenzie Schabowski.

2018 Oscar Shorts

    5 p.m.

    The Art Theater, 126 W Church St, Champaign

    $6.50-$8.25, PG

Take a glimpse at the Oscar-nominated films and predict which one is going to win. The films featured at the event will include three categories: Animated, Live Action and Documentary.

Paige Hernandez, Hip-Hop Artist

    6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Douglass Branch Library, 504 E Grove St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Listen to inspiring stories of teaching artists and performer Paige Hernandez, who is known for her eclecticism that combines theater, hip-hop, dance, and education.

Open Mic Night

    8 p.m.-2 a.m.

    The Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    Free for 21+, $3 for under 21, 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.

Feb. 27

Black Campus Call to Action

    6:15-8 p.m.

    Ikenberry Commons: The Student Dining & Residential Programs Building, 301 E Gregory Dr, Champaign

   Free, all ages

Contribute your ideas to solve discriminatory practices with Men of Impact and the Black United Front UIUC.

Celebrating U! Body Diverity

    7-8 p.m.

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

    Free, all ages

Being respectful of yourself and body diversity is more important than you think. Learn how to gain more confidence for your body and get new health tips on self-care.

It Practice Interviews

    7-8:45 p.m.

    Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Here’s your chance to practice what you’ve learned on interviewing. There will be a few professionals available to conduct practice interviews, and will be interviewing each other. This is an opportunity that won’t be available often.


Feb. 28

Free Print Wednesday

    1 p.m.

    Illinois MakerLab, Business Instructional Facility, Room 3030 515 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Print something cool with a 3-D printer for free by posting it on your social media account tagging the Illinois MakerLab. Reserve your spot at

Bead, Crystal, and Gem Show

    11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

    Beads N Botanicals, 117 N. Broadway Ave, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Beautiful selection of crystals, beads and handmade jewelry at an incredible value. A huge selection of beads, crystals, gems, jewelry, and more Himalayan salt lamps.

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.

Acing Your Interview

    4:30 p.m.

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

    Free, all ages

Preparing for your interview, unlike writing a resumé or creating a portfolio, requires the ability to react quickly to unexpected situations. Get yourself comfortable with the most common types of interviews, and structure your answers prior to your real interviews.

Tell Them We Are Rising (with Post-Show Discussion)

    7:30-10 p.m.

    The Art Theater, 126 W Church St, Champaign

    $6.50-$9.75, all ages

Despite considerable contribution to the end of slavery, the achievements of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) went largely unnoticed. Join The Art Theater for a discussion with a group of alumni from which worked for ending slavery.