“It’s that time of the semester again: finals. Spoon University knows how hard you’ve been working and we think it’s time you’re rewarded for all your hard work this year! Take a break from studying and come enjoy free doughnut samples on the quad on May 3rd! Can’t get enough of doughnuts? Enter our social media contest to win a Pandamonium Doughnut’s gift certificate! All you gotta do is head to our Instagram or Twitter @Spoon_UIUC, find the #DonutStressAboutFinals picture, tag a friend in the comments who you would wanna take a donut study break with and follow our account!”
A black hole of cinema, an inverted masterpiece, an unknowingly-perceptive depiction of toxic masculinity, THE ROOM is arguably the Worst Movie Ever Made, and the experience of watching it live in a theater is arguably the Most Fun One Can Have. Produced, written, directed, and starring the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau, this “passion project” has become one of the biggest cult fans of all time. Come see what all the fuss is about when the Art screens this tale of deception and betrayal. (And remind ourselves of its genius before James Franco’s well-received biopic THE DISASTER ARTIST premieres later this year!) (2003, Tommy Wiseau, US, R, 99 min, DCP)
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“3 ways to celebrate and get free comics!
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Superhero Academy
The Urbana Free Library – Lewis Auditorium
Save the city, lift weights with ease, and pick your own free comic! Come in costume to enter the costume contest!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Champaign Public Library
Main Library – Robeson Pavilion Room C
Comic book giveaways and activities for Teens, Adults, and Families. Costume contest, photo ops, and pub-style trivia as well as a lounge showing superhero-themed movies and tv shows.”
“Join us in the upper Mezzanine for a special night dedicated to recipes featuring the avocado!
Saturday 4PM-7PM at Harvest Market
For only $8, you’ll get four different delicious avocado-centered foods and also get to take home the recipes so you can make them at home!
• Avocado Hummus with Broghies
• Chocolate Avocado Truffles and Avocado Toast
• Lentil and Mushroom Street Tacos with Avocado Sauce
• Avocado Pesto with Zucchini Noodles
We’ll also be sampling our chef inspired guacamole, from our fresh cut Garde Manger!”
RSVP as ‘Going’ on this event page to be entered to win a FREE ticket to the show!
Jimmy Eat World
Once a trailblazing name in the mid-’90s emocore scene, Jimmy Eat World eventually found a larger audience by embracing a blend of alternative rock and power pop that targeted the heart as well as the head. The band’s influence widened considerably with 1999’s Clarity — an album that has since emerged as a landmark of the emo genre — it was the band’s follow-up (specifically the infectious single “The Middle”) that crowned them as major figures in commercial rock. The emo label proved difficult to shake throughout the 2000s, even when subsequent albums like Futures and Chase This Light did little to evoke the hard-edged sensitivity of Clarity, but Jimmy Eat World still remained a league above the generation of emocore torch-bearers they helped spawn.
Jimmy Eat World formed in February 1994 in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, Arizona. Jim Adkins (vocals/guitar) and Zach Lind (drums) met while attending Mountain View High School; years of playing in local bands had also introduced them to locals Tom Linton (guitar/vocals) and Mitch Porter (bass). The four musicians joined forces and derived the band’s moniker from an argument between Linton’s younger brothers, Ed and Jimmy. The two siblings were prone to fighting, with the heavyset Jimmy usually emerging as the victor. One day, a revengeful Ed resorted to drawing a picture of his heavyset older brother shoving the entire world into his mouth. The caption “Jimmy Eat World” was printed beneath, and the band deemed it a perfect fit.”