Community Calendar

Dec
8
Sun
2019
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Holiday Swing Dance with LIVE BAND New Orleans Jazz Machine @ Phillips Recreation Center
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
9
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Dec 9 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 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.

Dec
10
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
12
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 12 @ 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.

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: Acoustic Mayhem

Caller: Jonathan Sivier

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

Dec
15
Sun
2019
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

English Country Dance Christmas Ball @ Phillips Recreation Center
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

25th Annual Christmas Ball
The ball will include refreshments and carol singing
Suggested donation $7

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Dec 16 @ 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!

Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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.

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Dec 17 @ 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.

Dec
18
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Dec 18 @ 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.

Dec
19
Thu
2019
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 19 @ 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.

Dec
23
Mon
2019
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Dec 23 @ 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
Dec 23 @ 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.

Dec
24
Tue
2019
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Dec 24 @ 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.

Dec
25
Wed
2019
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Dec 25 @ 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.