September is in full swing. Though it still feels like summer outside, fall will definitely be here soon. There are still lingering summer events happening in CU, so let’s make the most of them while they last! Here’s what’s going on this week in town. 

Monday, September 9th

Did you know that Harvest Market is not just a grocery store? It has a bar, food stations, and hosts events! Start the week by gathering up some friends and joining in on Harvest Market’s trivia night! You can even make the trip extra productive by going grocery shopping while you’re there. Play for gift cards and glory! The event takes place upstairs at the Mezzanine/Bar area and begins at 7 pm with registration starting at 6:30. This is a FREE event! Learn more by visiting the event page

Wednesday, September 11th 

See one of the most popular podcasts live! Night Vale is a creepy fictional town whose escetricies are brought to light by the radio show style podcast, Welcome to Night Vale. See the special stand-alone story set in Night Vale in a live performance! Night Vale: A Spy in the Desert will be performed at The Canopy Club this Wednesday at 8 pm. Doors open at 6:30 and you have to be 18 to attend. For tickets and more information about the show, click here

Thursday, September 12th

Mike Ingram will be performing at Barrelhouse 34 from 7 to 9 pm. “Mike Ingram rounds out our summer concert series on the patio in the best way possible- with a loop pedal and acoustic guitar.” This is their last concert for the summer, so make sure to go and enjoy the last night night of live music there! Click here for a bit more info.

Friday, September 13th 

Enjoy a Friday evening stroll at Meadowbrook Park while listening to jazz. This year is the 15th Annual Meadowbrook Park Jazz Walk.

“Meadowbrook’s Wandell Sculpture Garden is a picturesque location for the most original jazz event in town! A selection of jazz soloists and small combos will be scattered along the paths of Meadowbrook Park; you can listen to as many as you like as you walk at your own pace through the Garden. Parking is available at the PrairiePlay and Race Street entrances with overflow parking thanks to Stone Creek Church on the corner of Race Street and Windsor Road. Stop by our information table to make a donation towards the musicians. ”

This event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Find all the details here

If Jazz isn’t your thing, check out the Japan House’s event celebrating the harvest moon, Tsukimi or O-tsukimi! Gary Nakai will show guests how to make traditional mochi. After the mochi is made and decorated, guests will be ushered outside to gaze at the moon. The first 100 guests will receive a mochi to eat! This event will begin at 7 and end at 9 pm. For more information on Gary Nakai and the night’s itinerary, check out the event page here

Saturday, September 14th

This Saturday take a fun astronomy lesson at the Champaign Public Library. At 3 pm AstroIllini are hosting an Explore the Stars event! “The AstroIllini are a group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates from the UIUC Astronomy Department interested in conducting astronomy-related education and public outreach on the UIUC campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community.” This event is meant to be enjoyed by all ages and is completely free! Find out more here