Community Calendar

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Fallin’ Into Blues, A Free Blues Dancing Festival @ Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Fallin’ Into Blues

A Free Blues Dancing Festival featuring The Painkillers Blues Band, Dance Lessons, Presentations, Kids Activities

Never heard of blues dancing? Come explore what blues dancing is and give it a try!

  • Saturday, October 5, 4-9:30 pm
  • Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana

Wood N Hog will also be selling their famous BBQ!
One-day only super sale on SnowMELT Blues Dance Festival Passes (March 6-8, 2020)
See bluescentral.org/fallin for full schedule
sponsored by Urbana Arts & Culture Program

Oct
7
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance

On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE.

Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave share the teaching role.

Blues Social Dance: 7-9pm

Open to all ages. No cover. Drinks and food available from our host venue, Guido’s Bar & Grill.

Beginners welcome. No partner required. Come dance with us!

Bulgarian Dance Workshop @ Hoogland Center for the Arts
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Springfield International Folk Dancers invite you to “follow the leader” dances.  No partner required!   Oct 7  7-9pm.  Dance master, Iliana Bozhanova accompanied by accordionist, Todor Yankov from Bulgaria will teach Bulgarian dancing at the Hoogland Center For The Arts, 420 South 6th St.  Free will offering accepted.

Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SLOW JAM, first and third Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Lincoln Square hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop. Traditional, folk, country songs in a beginner-friendly setting. For all acoustic stringed instruments and/or voices. Singalong, play-along format.

 

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.

Oct
8
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one.

Located in the Lincoln Square Mall in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Illini Folk Dance Society

Explore dances from around the world

Everyone Welcome. We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

We dance most Tuesdays from 8-10 pm at the Illini Union on Green Street. No charge.

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one.

Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Papashoy Klezmer Band @ The Iron Post
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this early show at The Iron Post in lovely downtown Urbana! Papashoy (“corn”) is excited to share our old-time Jewish klezmer music played in the style of the village bands of Yiddish Eastern Europe’s own corn country. $5.00 cover.
Oct
14
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance

On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE.

Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave share the teaching role.

Blues Social Dance: 7-9pm

Open to all ages. No cover. Drinks and food available from our host venue, Guido’s Bar & Grill.

Beginners welcome. No partner required. Come dance with us!

Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

Urbana’s home-grown open mic night with performances from solo artists as well as entire bands. There are a lot of “instant bands”….made up on the spot, depending on who is in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one.

Located in the Lincoln Square Mall in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

CUFRF Steering Committee @ Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Illini Folk Dance Society

Explore dances from around the world

Everyone Welcome. We do mostly easy and intermediate dances from around the world. Come alone or with a friend. Beginners are especially encouraged! No partner or experience needed.

We dance most Tuesdays from 8-10 pm at the Illini Union on Green Street. No charge.

Oct
16
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.

Oct
17
Thu
2019
2019 Volunteer Orientation Meeting @ Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one.

Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Callers: Amanda Ramey & Miriam Larson

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation