Monday, August 12th

The Celebration Company at The Station Theatre is having an open mic night from 8 to 10 pm! If you've ever want to share a poem, songs, or short story you've written, or even one that you love written by another writer, now is the time to share it. This event is FREE and meant for the community to come together and enjoy the spoken word. This is what they have to say about the event: "Mic and extension cord provided by us. Poems, songs, dances, visual/performance art provided by you. General weirdness highly encouraged."

About the Station Underground:
The Station Underground, otherwise known as Dark Nights, is a burgeoning effort by the Celebration Company at the Station Theatre to provide more accessible theatre to the C-U community. Our goal is to better utilize the Station as a home for experimental theatre, bring new bodies and ideas into the space, and unite the local theatre community."

For more info, click here

Wednesday, August 14th

Have you ever noticed how flowers at a shop are so perfect? I can never recreate professional bouquets no matter what. Well, the Champaign Public Library and Delight Flower Farm are teaming up to teach people how to make their own professional-looking bouquets! This Wednesday at 7pm, join the Crafty Adults class and learn how to make your own flower arrangement. You'll get to take what you make home with you, too! For info on how to sign up, follow this link.

Thursday, August 15th

Barrelhouse 34 will have live music this Thursday from 7 to 9pm. Not just any live music either. This week, they welcome The Bashful Youngens! Enjoy a drink or two and the warm summer night while listening to this acoustic duo. The show is FREE, so bring a few friends with you. This is a perfect way to wind down the week. For more info about this event and to hear some of the band's songs, click here

Friday, August 16th

Friday at 5pm kicks off Taste of Champaign-Urbana! The event will run through the 17th, starting at 11am on Saturday. Here's what the Champaign Park District has to say about the event!

"Taste of Champaign-Urbana 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019 ● 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Saturday, August 17, 2019 ● 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

The premiere event of the summer is just around the corner! Taste of Champaign-Urbana will feature food from some of Champaign-Urbana's best restaurants. Come to West Side Park to discover new food while enjoying high-quality music and entertainment with a frosty beer in hand.

Be sure to check out the huge assortment of arts and crafts vendors, play in the Kids Zone, run in the 7th Annual Pie Run, and join our Backyard BBQ Competition!"

For more information about the event, click here

Saturday, August 17th

Begin the day at West Side Park for pie! And running... The 3.14 mile run starts at 10:30. This race begins and ends at The Taste of Champaign, so you'll definitely have enough food to fuel your run! Register before the 14th so you're guaranteed a spot. For the run's route and more info, click here