buzz Calendar (4.2-4.4)

By Emily Pease

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.

Want to submit an event? Email [email protected]

April 2

Taste of Europe Potluck

    12-2 p.m.

    European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Room 101, International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St, Champaign

    Bring a European dish, all ages

Bring your best European recipe to share with other Europhiles right here in Illinois. Got a bangin’ bangers and mash recipe? Excellent! Specialize in smorrebrod? Bring that Danish open-faced sandwich and share it with the world. The winner of the tastiest dish will receive a printed copy of the EU Cookbook and some official EUC swag. Bon appétit!

‘Linguistic diversity, language, endangerment, and revitalization in Latin America’ Lecture

    2-3 p.m.

    Room 101, International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Gabriela Perez Baez from the Anthropology Smithsonian Institution will be giving a lecture on Latin America and the importance of linguistic diversity.

Emerging Tech Hands-on: 3D Printing with Thingiverse, Tinkercad and Ultimaker

    3-4 p.m.

    TechHub–Room 151A, Armory Building, 505 E Armory Ave, Champaign

    Free, all ages

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. Find out the many ways to create, get and share 3D print models from borrowing and modifying other people’s designs to creating your own. Participants will design and print a small 3D model that they can take with them. Requirements: Laptop, free Thingiverse and Tinkercad accounts.

Museum Careers for Librarians

    5:30-7 p.m.

    Room 126, School of Information Sciences, 501 E Daniel St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Join some of the University’s brightest from local museums and the University of Illinois Museum Studies program for a 90-minute moderated panel discussion. Registration is through Handshake.

Intermediate Belly Dancing

    6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Hybrid Performance Arts, 115 B Lincoln Square, Urbana

   $20, all ages

Learn to belly dance with Shyama at Hybrid Performance Arts. Currently, this intermediate class will be learning Shyama’s choreography to Du Hast by Rammstein. Traveling steps will be frequently used, along with layered shimmies, varying pacing and beautiful embellishments.

Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Reviews

    7-9 p.m.

    Undergraduate Library, 1402 W. Gregory Dr, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Want some feedback on your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile? Stop by and get feedback without having to schedule an appointment. Make sure to bring a paper copy of whatever you want looked at.

IUB And SPJ Present: An Evening with Hasan Minhaj

    7-8 p.m.

    Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St, Urbana

    Free with iCard, all ages

Join the Illini Union Board and the Society of Professional Journalists as we welcome Hasan Minhaj to the Illini Union for an evening of comedy and question and answers.


April 3

Finding Your Voice with Dr. Clarion Mendes

    6-7 p.m.

    University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center, Room 323, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Join the LGBTRC along with the University of Illinois Speech-Language Pathology Clinic for a presentation about finding your voice as part of LGBTRC’s Queer-it-Week programming.

TASC Beef Noodle Soup Night

    6-8:30 p.m.

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


What better way to start the final push till summer than with a bowl of beef noodle soup? Pre-order form is available to reserve a spot and receive a discounted price of $5 a bowl:

Sing Your Song by Paint Like Me!

    6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Alto Vineyards Champaign, 4210 N Duncan Rd, Champaign

    $30, ages 21 and up

Paint a robin or cardinal with mixed media steps. The ticket cost cover materials (8×10 painting) and a wine tasting or $5 off a glass or bottle of wine. PLM will provide small finger food snacks, but other snacks are available for purchase. Register at

Consent 101

    7-8 p.m.

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

    Free, all ages

Do you have questions about consent that you have been too afraid or embarrassed to ask? Submit your questions to anonymously and the Students Against Sexual Assault Executive Board will answer them at the Women’s Resources Center!

Jazz Tuesday

    7-10 p.m.

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

    Free, all ages

This week is the University Joel Spencer Combo, featuring Ryan Tomski on piano, Jonathan Small on bass, Kevin Cruse on drums, Philip Kocheril on trumpet, Garrett Jones on tenor sax, Reginald Chapman on trombone and Paul Mock on guitar.

Brothers Trivia Night

    8-10:30 p.m.

    Brothers Bar & Grill Champaign, 613 E Green St, Champaign

    Cover for under 21, 19+ to enter

Brothers Bar & Grill Free Pub Trivia presents the best trivia night in Champaign. Get in on Tuesday drink specials like $1 Wells and $2 Calls.


April 4

Federal Responses to Police Misconduct: Possibilities and Limits Symposium

    8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Faculty Lounge and Conference Center and Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building, 504 E Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign, IL

    Free, all ages

Police misconduct—including racial profiling, excessive force, planting evidence and lying under oath—has emerged as a major civil rights problem. What can the federal government do to respond? Which kinds of federal interventions are likely to succeed? This symposium brings together the nation’s leading experts on policing to discuss and debate these important issues.

DIY Button Bonanza Extravaganza

    12-2 p.m.

    University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center, Room 323, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Come to the LGBT Resource Center to hang out with us and some folks from the Counseling Center and make some fun LGBTQ themed buttons.

Solo Acoustic Set

    12-2 p.m.

    Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 501 E Green St, Champaign

    Free, all ages

Nick Ailes is a singer/songwriter and musician from Urbana. Come out to support the local scene and hear a sweet acoustic set from him in his semi-weekly acoustic performance.

April Chambana Science Cafe: Paul Jensen

    5:30-7 p.m.

  Crane Alley, 115 W. Main St, Urbana

    Free, all ages

Paul Jensen, research assistant professor of Bioengineering, is featured at this month’s Chambana Science Cafe. Jensen will talk on “Dental Cavities: Collateral Damage from a Bacterial Family Feud.”


    7-9 p.m.

    Tin Roof Tavern, 604 N. Cunningham Dr, Urbana

    Free, 21+

Join the Tin Roof Tavern for free games of Bingo, large jackpots, fun prizes and great drink deals.

Wednesday Night Trivia at Rafters

    7-9 p.m.

    Rafters Draft & Dough, 1906 W Bradley Ave., Champaign

    Free, 19+ to enter

Bring some friends to Rafters for 7 rounds of weekly trivia. Hosted as usual by Twin City Trivia.

The PRTY Tour

    9 p.m.

    The Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana

    $7, 18+

The Champaign Cypher Series Presents CHISongwriter’s PRTY TOUR. CHISongwriter is joined by DJ Curtis G & Famou5, Chase Baby, Jay Moses, Nick G., James Dali and Forrest Bump.