This is the last week of April, and many of you are in the home stretch of online classes. Virtual finals should be easier, right? *cries on laptop*  

If you need something to distract yourself from online classes, try some of these virtual events from Champaign-Urbana! There is still so much to experience, even from inside the house. This week at home just got a little bit better. 

Monday, April 27th 

If you’ve used this quarantine time to pick up an instrument or learn a new dance routine or song, this is your chance to share it! The Canopy Club is hosting a Virtual Open Mic Night! Sign up to be one of the performers, or catch their live stream to see all the talent from CU. The show will be from 7:30 to 11 p.m. If you do want to perform, be sure to sign up so they can send you the Zoom link. Click here for more info!

Wednesday, April 29th 

Grab a beer and settle in to learn a little bit about CU's history. 25 O'Clock Brewing Company is hosting a Virtual History on Tap, where the director of The Museum of the Grand Prairie will discuss the fascinating time of the suffragette movement and prohibition. You can virtually celebrate women’s right to vote by learning more about what they went through to earn it. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. on the Museum of the Grand Prairie’s Facebook page, so be sure to stop by 25 O’Clock to pick up a case of their delicious beer to enjoy while watching. Learn more about the discussion, here!

Thursday, April 30th

Catch the first performance in video series: Art Remastered From Home. Musical performers who have ties to Champaign-Urbana will be virtually performing original songs inspired by artwork from the Krannert Art Museum. Featured musicians are ­Zzo, Cole Bridges, CJ Run, Mermaid Heaven, and Ausar. “Every Art Remastered from Home performance will be premiered via the Krannert Art Museum website and the KAM Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels starting at 11am every Thursday from April 30 through May 28.” Follow this link to learn more about Art Remastered and the Krannert Art Museum. 

And if you are missing some of your favorite places in CU, follow this link to find interviews with local business owners and makers, virtual tours of breweries and museums, and much more on the Visit Champaign County website. 

Have a great week!