||Spurlock Museum Special Event: Gotta Dance!
||In collaboration with the exhibit A World Of Shoes, the Spurlock Museum announces November 9-11 as Gotta Dance! weekend. The three-day event will feature a variety of dance performances in classic films and live concerts. Feel the rhythm! For a schedule and admission information, visit the Museum's website at www.spurlock.illinoi.edu. or call Kim Sheahan at 217-244-3355. The Spurlock Museum is located at 600 S. Gregory, Urbana.
||A World of Shoes: Exhibit at Spurlock Museum
||Is an exhibit on shoes cool? You bet your boots! Find out more by visiting the Spurlock Museum’s fall Campbell Gallery exhibit A World of Shoes, opening September 4. Over 60 pairs of shoes from 20 different countries will be featured.
The main themes of the exhibit all begin with the letter “S:” Sports, Style, Soul, Service, Substance, Self, and Sensuality. There is also an introductory area inspired by the wall of shoes display at Chicago’s Field Museum. Near the entrance to the exhibit, visitors can share their own shoe stories and take a quiz on shoe names.
A significant number of the shoes on display are loans by individuals from across central Illinois. The Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet loaned artifacts, including two examples of animal shoes. A pair of Weary Willie clown shoes worn by renowned entertainer Emmett Kelly has come in from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Shoes worn by Shinto priests at the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawai’i can be found in the Soul area.
A World of Shoes will be on display during regular Museum hours from September 4, 2012 through February 10, 2013. The Spurlock Museum is located at 600 S. Gregory, just across the street east of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana. Museum hours are Tuesdays 12-5; Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-5; Saturdays 10-4; and Sundays 12-4. For more information on the exhibit and related events, call 217-244-3355 or email email@example.com.
||“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
||The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company announces its final production of the 2012 season: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Urbana, IL (September 24, 2012) – Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is an hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
The show will be performed at Parkland College Theatre 2400 W. Bradley Avenue. Performance dates and times are October 11-13 & 18-20 at 7:30pm and October 14 & 21 at 2:30 pm.
Tickets available online at www.cutc.org or call 217-344-3884. Follow the cast on twitter @cutcspellcow
Any additional questions can be answered through CUTC’s main office at
The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company, a nonprofit community theater, is committed to providing the people of East Central Illinois with experience in all aspects of the performing arts through volunteer opportunities in the theater trades, on stage and off stage, in the course of presenting high-quality theatrical productions, and through education and leadership in the promotion of theater arts to the community.
||Central Illinois Pagan Pride Day in Normal, IL
||What: Central Illinois Pagan Pride Day
Where: Anderson Park - Normal
When: October 13th 11AM-7PM
Community members from Bloomington/Normal and surrounding areas are invited to join local Pagans on October 13th at Anderson Park in Normal to celebrate their 5th Annual Pagan Pride Day Festival. Central Illinois Pagan Pride Day is a festival promoting education and understanding with community at large.
Stop by the large pavilion at Anderson Park in Normal from 11 am to 7 pm on October 13th for a variety of activities such shopping, workshops, live music, a drumming circle, and open ritual. Entrance to the event requires a non perishable food item for donation to the Western Avenue Community Center or an item to donate to a local animal shelter.
All members of the community are invited to attend! For more information please visit http://www.cipaganpride.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Junior League of CU's Stiletto Sprint
||What is crazier than hundreds of people sprinting down the streets of downtown Champaign in high heels? Nothing! All proceeds benefit League Locker.
Location: Downtown Champaign on Neil Street between Church and Chester Streets
Time: Ladies' Race at 8:30pm; Gentlemen's Race at 9:00pm
Buy Tickets: Coming Soon!
Premier Sponsor is McClure Financial Group.
There are still opportunities to Sponsor Stiletto Sprint!
Visit www.juniorleaguecu.org/?nd=stilettosprint for more info.