We may still be on break-mode, but that doesn’t mean Champaign-Urbana is. This week, get out of your apartment and try out some of the events going on this week in town. There is a mix of fun events as well as activities to help people start the new year on the right foot. Let’s take a look! 

Tuesday, January 7

Get ready for Game Night at Pour Bro.s Taproom! Titan Games CU is bringing their choice selection of board games to the taproom for everyone to enjoy. Bring a group of friends or join in with another group to meet new people! The night also includes Pour Bro.s’ first ever Tumble ‘n Dice Tournament! Compete to earn gift cards and merch from the bar. Tuesday is also free skeeball night. Game Night lasts from 7 to 11 p.m. Click here to learn more!

Thursday, January 9

If you like to be creative, but don’t know where to start or how to get back into making crafts, stop by Pretties by Paris this Thursday! They will be hosting an open class from 5 to 9 p.m. where anyone can come in to make a home decor item. This is a great chance to try out an adult craft class for free, and it allows you to use your creativity! Pretties by Paris just asks that participants start painting no later than 7 p.m. so that everyone has a chance to finish their piece before they close for the evening. For more information, follow this link!

If New Year’s resolutions aren’t really your thing, try a word of the year instead! If you’ve never heard of such a thing and don’t know where to start, or are simply curious, Soul Care has you covered. They will be hosting a workshop to help people discover what word of the year would be a good fit for them. Cost is $10 for a personalized session and an extra $8 for a bracelet with your word on it. You can join in this enlightening workshop led by Erin Tarr, who is a personal development coach. Learn more about what this event is about and how you can participate by clicking this link

Friday, January 10

Urbana Dance Company is having their first Latin Dance Night of 2020 this Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. Dance lessons will be given between 8 and 8:30 p.m., so make sure to arrive before then if you need to brush up on your dancing skills. After that, the party really begins! It is $10 at the door, but only $8 for students with an ID. Click here for more information! 

Saturday, January 11

Wake up and start your weekend with live music and fresh food! The Urbana Market IN the Square is up and running inside the Lincoln Square mall, and this Saturday, Ther.Up'Y will be there to liven up the market with a little R&B and soul. Get your fresh vegetables and enjoy a morning concert all in one place! They will be performing from 10 to 11 a.m. To learn more, follow the link

Sunday, January 12

See the Illini Women’s Basketball Team face off against Minnesota this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are only $5! Click here to buy your tickets!