The last day of online classes is this Wednesday for UIUC, and then it’s just one week of finals before summer vacation officially starts. Though it kind of feels like it’s been a weird and stressful version of vacation for awhile now, it will be so nice not to worry about classes for a couple of months. 

If you are moving out in June, please read through our moving out guide. The guide tells you all about what needs to be done with your apartment before you turn in your keys so you can be sure you don’t get fined. Clean well and pack up everything! Click here for all the Move Out Guidelines.

This week, there are a variety of online events in which you can take part. Improv, stand up, Cinco de Mayo, mediation, and surprise baby farm animals are just a few events happening online. If you love to laugh, want an excuse to bust out your margarita maker, or need to spend some time to reconnect with yourself, you’ll find something here that will be just what you need this week. 

Let’s get into what’s going on this week at home! 

Monday, May 4th

Start the week off on a good foot with a guided meditation. The University of Illinois Counseling Center hosts Mindfulness Mondays to help people meditate and de-stress. The free zoom class runs from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Find the link for the class and learn more about the benefits of meditation by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 5th

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo virtually! Order takeout from your favorite Mexican restaurant, mix up some margaritas, and settle in for a day of music and comedy. First, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a LIVE performance of Mariachi Herencia de Mexico from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click this link to learn more. 

Later, get back on Zoom for a live comedy event! This virtual show features hilarious comics from HBO, Comedy Central, and more! Catch it from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Find the link to get your free tickets here!

Saturday, May 9th

Make your weekend extra special by attending a full-length virtual concert by Gryffin!  You can see the “full-length concert film "Gryffin: Gravity Live from The Shrine" on YouTube” starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday. If you’re missing going to concerts and want to take in a new show, this is a fun way to do just that. Follow this link for more info on the concert! 

If you are looking to laugh at some truly original comedy, check out Second City’s Free Improv House Party Show! Here is a little about the show: “The Second City's best improvisors... in their homes! Chicago's funniest comedy talent joins forces with Second City alumni from across the country to bring you a night of fun-filled distraction. You get to join The Second City in creating a singular online experience as your suggestions influence every aspect of this interactive, playful, hilarious performance.” Click here to learn more about the show that runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Each show has different casts, so you will be getting brand new, original comedy each night!

Sunday, May 10th

Surprise your mom this Mother’s Day with baby goats! Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery is hosting Virtual Babies & Brunch this Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Not only will you get to see the newest baby goats on the farm, you will get some new recipes perfect for spring and summer using some of the fresh ingredients available for pick up from the Urbana Farmers’ Market. Follow this link for all the details!