Unofficial is officially over, which means some calm could be the best medication for you! Here are some interesting and fun events to try out as you take a step back from the craziness.  

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

No photo description available. Music music music, go to Houlihan's and have some live music that relaxes you and soothes you into a stupor. This happens every Teusday so keep this in your back pocket! When it warms up they will move from the lounge onto the patio. "Join us each Tuesday evening for live, local music in the lounge! It's the warmer, cozier counterpart to our Patio Play series for the colder months. Don't miss hearing our local talent or the chance to try a new wine, ALL wine by-the-bottle is available 1/2 off starting at 4pm. Head on over to Open Table and make a reservation https://www.opentable.com/houlihans-reservations-champaign?rid=38587&restref=38587 or call us at 217-819-5005. Current Line-up: (additional dates being added) February 19 Joey Glassman - Musician February 26 Two and a Third (formerly Rick Kubetz & Terry Bush) March 5 Chris Hartley March 12 "Joey Glassman - Musician March 19 Vinny Santanelli Music"  

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

No photo description available. Here is an educational event on Agriculture! This applies to multiple majors as business and engineers can learn on how Agricultural Technology is advancing, even Graphic Design Majors can see how individuals market themselves, beneficial for all to learn! "The University of Illinois is uniquely positioned where agriculture, engineering and technology intersect, and is on its way to becoming a hub of agricultural entrepreneurship and activity. Modern agriculture is being transformed by a confluence of advancing technologies. As a result, record-breaking investments in the sector are supporting new ventures. This year’s 2019 AgTech Summit will include panels and discussions about the landscape of AgTech Investment, the future of digital agriculture featuring collaborations between startups and large corporations and much more. Register Today: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/8672101 Please join us on Tuesday evening March 5 for a welcome reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Enterprise Atrium and the summit will be held at the I-Hotel & Conference Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March 6. If you are interested in sponsoring or speaking at this event, please reach out to Laura at [email protected] Please direct any additional inquiries to Stephanie at [email protected] This event is co-hosted by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, the University of Illinois Research Park, and the Office of Corporate Relations at the University of Illinois."  

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Image may contain: one or more people, night and shoes Here is another cultural event, this one takes place at the Krannert Art Museum and you will hear music, view art, and experience dance performers as they share their culture from Northern India. This event will have multiple performers so you will get to see a variety of styles! This is an exciting opportunity! "Join us for a music and dance performance in the classical Indian tradition, inspired by artwork on view in "From Hand to Hand: Painting and the Animation of History in Northern India" at Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum welcomes students from the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (Spicmacay Illinois), who have created original music and dance that relates to the stories and paintings on view at KAM. Visitors will enjoy vocal and dance performances as well as a variety of instrumental performances, including on the violin, bamboo flute, tabla and mridangam. The students will showcase various forms of Indian Classical Art Forms including both Carnatic and Hindustani styles as well as live music for the dance performances. Performers include Janani Comar, Anwesa Choudhuri, @Pranav Ghatraju, Vedhus Hoskere, Manohar Karigerasi, Arjun Raghavan, Aniket Ravan, Aravind Sagar, Maitreyee Sharma, and Sathvik Tejaswi. About Spicmacay Illinois Our organization is dedicated to bringing world class Indian Classical Music/Performing arts to the campus community. Indian Classical Music, both North Indian and South Indian, Vocal and Instrumental and Classical Arts. Artists are invited to perform for the benefit of the students and community members of UIUC and Urbana-Champaign. In order to increase the outreach of SPICMACAY, the members organize jam sessions every alternate Saturday from 2-5 PM in Illini Union and everyone is welcome. To initiate enthusiastic students in Indian Art Forms, members trained for over a decade organize workshops every Saturday which is also open to all. Apart from this, SPICMACAY organizes student concerts and performances in collaboration with other Centers on campus to promote these arts. The SPICMACAY facebook page is very active and all the events are always up to date. This event is co-sponsored by the India Studies Fund, administered by the Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."  

Friday, March 8, 2019

No photo description available. Still not sure who Bach is but apparently his Lunch Concerts are awesome because you can either bring a box lunch or you can go buy a box lunch! That's fun! Definetely something to check out for the live music and to get more involved with the Champaign Parks events! "Bring your lunch or purchase a box lunch through us from Michael’s Catering. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the music. If you are interested in a lunch, please place your order by noon on the Wednesday prior to a performance at 217-398-2376. View the lunch menu: https://champaignparks.com/bachs-lunch/ January 11 Jaybirds Jazz, Blues, Pop & Rock Amy Hassinger, vocals Josh Houchin, bass & vocals Young Kim, guitar Steve Meadows, drum & vocals February 8 The Virtual Jazz Orchestra with Mark Smart Haken Continuum Guitar, Keyboard, Bass March 8 Samba Soul Band Brazilian / Latin Music Chip McNeil, saxophone Ricardo Flores, drums Armand Beaudoin, bass George Turner, guitar Vivian Felicio, vocals April 26 Charlie & The Possibly Wilds Rock Isiah Asplund Jon Faw Charlie Maybee"  

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Image may contain: 2 people, text ROBOBRAWL! YEAHHHHH!!!!! ROBOTS FIGHT ROBOTS, IT'S EPIC, IT'S FIERCE, IT'S EVERYTHING YOU WANTED! Seriously though this is something you should check out and enjoy the robots that have been designed by multiple engineering groups and see how they fight each other in the ring, only one Robo can win the Brawl! "• What: Robobrawl 2019 ⚙️ • Location: Graziano Plaza (open space between UIUC Engineering Hall and Everitt Laboratory, across Illini Union) • Time: Engineering Open House March 8th to March 9th 2019 • Contact Email: [email protected] • Website: http://robobrawl.illinois.edu/ ---------------------------------------⚙️--------------------------------- Robobrawl is an annual combat robotics event that takes place each year during the Engineering Open House on the University of Illinois campus. The event consists of a double elimination tournament over the two days of Engineering Open House (3/8/2019 - 3/9/2019) where each team battles for dominance. The current format consists of 30 pound combat robots fighting in a 16′ x 16′ arena. Our event encourages inter-disciplinary engineering collaboration in order to challenge all comers in both design and manufacturing skill. Through this challenge, participants will grow and develop the skills necessary to become well-rounded engineers. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to message our page or send an email to [email protected]"  

Engineering Open House

Engineering Open House is a favorite here in the Champaign-Urbana area, you know why? It isn't because it has cool designs, it's because you have the opportunity to see new and wonderful things like you would never believe! From the infamous Tesla Concert to a concrete smasher you have no lack of fun and fascinating events to keep you entertained. Make sure to click on the title "Engineering Open House" to see the calendar of events and information! "Engineering Open House is an annual student-led STEM fair featuring two days of exciting exhibits and captivating competitions that showcase the talent and ingenuity of engineering students at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The event is open to the public at no cost. Families, students, and community members are invited to come and experience the atmosphere of innovation and creativity."