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Join Virginia Theatre for the 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival from April 19 to April 23, 2017. Festival passes are on sale now while film guests and panelists will be announced soon. Hope to see you there!

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Join WBGL in the Race to End Slavery. Walk or run in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon 5K on April 21st, or 10K, Half, Full or Marathon Relay on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Help raise funds to support International Justice Mission.

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Like Top Gun fighter jets blasting from a carrier deck, the brawny Monster Trucks of the Monster Truck Nationals will unleash the full-throated roar of heavy horsepower when they launch into action from the State Farm Center floor on Saturday April 22. These all-American icons of motorized muscle and 10-foot-tall towering power weigh in at 10,000-pounds. They’ve become heroes to generations of fans as they break free of the rules of gravity to thunder through high-flying astounding stunts competing for a hard-fought gold medal win. The Monster Truck Nationals are coming back to Hoffman Estates to “Let Freedom Roar”!

MONSTER TRUCKS:
BIGFOOT * RAMINATOR * TAILGATOR * XTREME DIESEL

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
FREE METRO PCS PIT PARTY… Everyone can get up-close to these awesome and commanding monsters and their drivers for photos and autographs at a FREE PIT PARTY starting two hours before the show.

Transaurus… while the monster trucks refresh and refuel for the next tussle, a gargantuan car-eating, flame-breathed Jurassic-age mutant machine will stalk the arena in search of a sedan-sized snack.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Pit Party 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
Pit Pass Party is free but must be accompanied by an event ticket for that show’s performance.

TICKETS:
Advance tickets are ON SALE NOW at the State Farm Center Box Office or online at https://goo.gl/rT0Ye5

Advance Tickets:
100 Level: $30 (while supplies last)
100 Level Upper & 200 Level: $19

Day of Show Tickets:
Cl100 Level: $33 (while supplies last)
100 Level Upper & 200 Level: $22

*Prices include Facility Fee. Additional online fees may apply. Children 2 years of age and under do not require a ticket but must sit on parents lap.

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Every year, TEDxUIUC hosts an annual event on the University of Illinois campus to bring together our community and inspire each other through “Ideas Worth Spreading”. This year, we would like to invite you to our largest event yet, TEDxUIUC 2017: Creative Chaos! This Sunday 9AM-4PM

Applications are closed! Tickets are being sent to those who applied, so buy yours soon before prices go up!!!

This year’s speakers embrace incredibly diverse ideals and perspectives through stories from their experiences working with the cutting edge of technology, crowdsourcing creative inspiration as a renowned author, designing tattoos for celebrities like Robert Downey Jr., and serving as a US Ambassador to nations around the world.

Join us on a unique journey as we bring creativity and chaos together to find meaning in our own stories.

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Mike Posner & The Legendary Mike Posner Band
at The Canopy Club
Sunday, April 23rd

RSVP as ‘Going’ on this event page to be entered to win a FREE ticket to the show!
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Mike Posner
Southfield, MI
https://www.youtube.com/user/MikePosnerVEVO

Singer Mike Posner launched his career at Duke University, where he balanced his undergraduate studies in sociology and business with his musical habits. Like fellow undergrad Asher Roth, Posner began making melodic pop-rap songs for the college crowd, filling his music with references to fraternity culture, dorm life, and young adulthood. He also compiled several mixtapes, one of which — A Matter of Time — topped the digital charts during the summer of 2009. After signing with J Records, he finished his degree, graduated with a 3.59 GPA, and released his full-length debut, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, in the summer of 2010. The album featured the worldwide hit “Cooler Than Me,” and reached the Top Ten in the U.S.

Adam Friedman
Los Angeles, CA
https://soundcloud.com/adamfriedman

Adam Friedman, an Arizona native turned Californian, began his life in music obsessing over artists like Blink-182, Ray Charles, Eminem, and Coldplay. However, the magic didn’t really come alive until Friedman was confronted with problems in reading and writing. At the young age of 9, Adam’s mother and teacher insisted on using Hooked-On-Phonics to help resolve these early difficulties. Instead, Adam’s fascination with the tape machine resulted in him learning how to record music and represented the start of his career as a producer.

It wasn’t until Friedman placed his music in local commercials, throughout high school, that he realized he could turn his lifelong passion into a sustainable career. After graduating from the Berklee School of Music, Adam created “Glorious”, which became the theme song for an upcoming animated film Rock Dog in addition to catching the ear of Grammy Award Nominated Singer/Songwriter Mike Posner. Almost instantly, a friendship was formed and music was made. Adam worked with Mike throughout the recording process of his latest album At Night, Alone in addition to the first two singles officially released under Friedman’s project.

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