FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
NO Label 51 Swann Special Care Center Art Program Benefit, Friday, 7:00 p.m.–Sunday, Oct. 23, 4:00 p.m.
The opening reception begins Friday, October 21, at 7:00. There will be a cash wine bar catered by The Corkscrew.
Live music begins at 10:00 p.m., and will include the Evil Tents and a minimal ambient electronic set by Tva Berg.
There will be a meet and greet with the artists from Swann Special Care Center’s art program on October 23 from 2:30–3:30 p.m., with acoustic music from Ryan Groff, John Isberg, Isaac Arms, and Aron Stromberg. (TN)
Cabaret at Krannert Center, Fri/Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., $16 and down
This play is well worth the price. It’s beautiful and funny and tragic and, well, divine decadence, darling. Check out my interview with the director here. (TN)
Family Groove Company, Beeson Brothers, Jaik Willis, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
The Canopy Club
Because I know nothing about these fine bands, I offer you these links for your consideration:
God of Carnage at the Station Theatre, Fri/Sat 8 p.m., $15
The Way at the Art Theater, Fri 5 & 7:30 p.m. with additional 2:30 p.m. show Sat/Sun, $6.50 before 6 p.m., $9 afterward
Fright Night at the Art Theater, Fri/Sat 10 p.m., $6.50
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
Children’s Art Festival at UCIMC, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free
October 22, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
October 23, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Located across from Seven Saints and connected to Kane and Company
41 East University – Downtown Champaign
This is an art show put on by local artists for local artists. There’s going to be live music and festive drinks. Prices will be in the $200-or-less range. Cash or check only, please. (TN)
“Sinfonia da Camera: Dancing with the Devil” at Krannert Center, 7:30 p.m., $34 and down
Rocky Horror in Concert at the Canopy Club, Doors 5 p.m., Concert 6 p.m., Movie 9:30 p.m., $15 for both
UP Center Halloween Homecoming Dance at UCIMC, 8 p.m., Free
Last Comic Standing with Colin Jost, 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Courtyard Café Illini Union
Admission: $1 students; $2 Public
University of Illinois students will compete to be the U of I’s Last Comic Standing. The top two winners will open for a comedian on Dad’s Weekend. (TN)
Our panel of judges includes:
- Colin Jost, SNL writer and comedian
- Marybeth Kram, Comedy Coach
- Simeon Tzolov, student comedian
Piano+Drums+Projections, 9:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.
Red Herring Coffee House
- Dan Pierson – Piano
- Peter Manheim – Drums
- Anders Pollack – Projection
Live improvisations with visual treats. (TN)
Haunted Tea Party, 10:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
$5, refreshments included
It’s pretty bad that when I saw the name of this event, my first thought was of tea baggers. It seems that ― for me at least ― “tea party” has gone the way of “freedom,” “values,” and the flag. (TN)
But this event sounds a lot more fun:
Get a feel for how tea time might have been were you among the spiritualist circles of the 1800s. Period dress (including steampunk!) welcome and encouraged, though not necessary. Step out of the real world and into a new reality where the spirits may gather among us!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
The Mean Lids Playing Tunes and Songs, 7:00–9:30 p.m.
I saw the Mean Lids last year at the Folk and Roots Festival and they blew me away. They are a treasure. (TN)
Ghost Hunting with local enthusiast Zack Widup, 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Transportation to haunted sites is not included.
Who believes in ghosts? Not me! Who enjoys reading about, watching movies about, and playing around with “ghosts” on Ouija Boards? Me! Who’s a recovering Catholic? Also me! (TN)
Local ghost hunting enthusiast, Zack Widup, will share his experiences and knowledge of haunted places around Champaign-Urbana. You will also visit places rumored to be haunted.