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Pakistani Student Association hosts annual culture night

One of the many performances at last year's PakSA culture night.
December 1, 2015

Biryani, flavored rice made with Indian spices and meat or vegetables, and nihari, a curry consisting of slow-cooked beef or lamb along with bone marrow, are two well known South Asian dishes that attendees...

Black Greek Council presents first Greek Picnic weekend

April 16, 2015

The University’s Black Greek Council is bringing something new to campus with its first Greek Picnic weekend. The Greek Picnic, which is occurring in place of the annual “Step Down” competition,...

Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival brings community together for music, workshops

Members of the Homebrew Ukulele Union, a group from the University of Illinois that make their own Ukuleles, write songs, and perform, combine with students from Robeson Elementary School for a sing-along at the CU Folk and Roots Festival. The event was held at the Independent Media Center in Urbana on Saturday, Nov. 3. 
November 6, 2014

The Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival may not follow the norm of music festivals, where attendees purchase tickets and passively observe the artists play their set. In past years, the festival has...

Blind Summit Theatre brings “The Table” to Krannert

Blind Summit Theatre will perform “The Table,” starring a cantankerous puppet, on Wednesday through Friday at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
October 22, 2014

Blind Summit Theatre, whose colossal 60-foot tall Voldemort puppet performed at the 2012 London Olympics, has returned to the United States from England with a tour that includes one 2-foot tall, three-man-operated...

Ebertfest passes go on sale Nov. 1

October 21, 2014

Tickets for the 17th Annual film festival, Ebertfest, will go on sale Nov. 1. The festival, which covers 12 film screenings, will take place at the Virginia Theatre from April 15 to 19, 2015. The festival...

Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 9, 2014

While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension...

OK Go to return to Canopy Club with visual fun, confetti

OK GO on the set of The Writing's On The Wall Brookyn NY June 2014 Photograph by Gus Powell
September 11, 2014

OK Go is not just the band of treadmill guys anymore.  This fall, the band is releasing their fourth album and will be performing at The Canopy Club on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the show...

Phases of the Moon Festival to bring music, art to Danville

September 8, 2014

Sam Shear is only 23 years old, but along with his father, Barry, he has co-founded the first Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival to take place in Danville. Danville’s Kennekuk County Park will...

Local bands reunite for a triple performance

Hathaways
August 28, 2014

New and long-standing local music fans can unite Friday for a nostalgic reunion show at Cowboy Monkey in downtown Champaign. Current local bands, Elsinore and Hathaways, will join Champaign-Urbana native...

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