Community Calendar

Sep
8
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding a dance with live music provided by local musicians. Dancers of all ages are welcome. All dances will be taught. Partners, costumes and experience are not required, however we ask that soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes be worn so as not to damage the dance floor.

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Dancing in the Garden @ Museum of the Grand Prairie
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dancing in the Garden
We will be meeting at the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden by the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet.
Free!
In case of rain or excessive heat we will dance in the education center in the museum.

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
26
Sat
2019
Yiddish Dance with Veretski Pass and Mitch Harris @ Urbana Dance Company
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Veretski Pass is one of the most highly regarded bands playing in today’s klezmer scene, offering a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music that is a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian, and Ottoman styles seamlessly integrated with original compositions. The full itinerary for their residency in C-U through October 28 can be found at https://tinyurl.com/veretskipass.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Veretski Pass Performance (free) @ Sinai Temple
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
28
Mon
2019
Gateways To World Music: Veretski Pass (Music from the Carpathian Bow) @ Music Building Auditorium
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

Veretski Pass features Cookie Segelstein (violin), Joshua Horowitz (chromatic button accordion) and Stuart Brotman (bass) performing music from the Carpathian Bow. Together they offer a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. With colorful instrumentation, unique arrangements and compositions, Veretski Pass plays “Old Country” music; music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. Co-sponsored by C-U Folk and Roots Festival; Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation Endowment Fund of the C-U Jewish Federation; Hillel at the University of Illinois; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and Program in Jewish Culture and Society, UIUC.

The Gateways to World Music Series is supported by School of Music and College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
English Country Dance w/Olde Music @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An extra dance with music by special guest band Olde Music

Nov
17
Sun
2019
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
15
Sun
2019
English Country Dance Christmas Ball @ 314A Illini Union
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Jan
12
Sun
2020
Papashoy at the Rose Bowl! @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick the winter blues away with klezmer music – old country music at Urbana’s home of country music! Young people welcome with their adults; dancing encouraged.

No cover, tips appreciated.

Jan
19
Sun
2020
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Feb
16
Sun
2020
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jun
20
Sun
2021
Klezmer violinist Jake Shulman-Ment @ Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm

Hi all,

I’m thrilled to share the news that klezmer violin virtuoso Jake Shulman-Ment is doing a summer tour of solo concerts around the country and will be performing locally at the Rose Bowl Tavern on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 4:00pm. The concert will be outside under the big tent in the parking lot adjacent to the Rose Bowl (across the street from the Courier Cafe) at 106 N. Race Street in Urbana. There is no charge for this event, but we hope that attendees will generously support the tip bucket for Jake and will order drinks from the Rose Bowl’s wide variety of offerings (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic). Feel free to bring in your own snacks or take-out.
Jake Shulman-Ment is among the most highly regarded klezmer musicians performing today. He tours and records internationally as a soloist and with other klezmer luminaries, including Daniel Kahn, Pete Rushefsky, and Frank London. Jake first began playing violin at the age of 3, studying classical technique with renowned violin pedagogues, and beginning his study of klezmer music at age 12 as a protégé of Alicia Svigals. Steeping himself in related violin traditions, Jake was a Fulbright Scholar based in the Eastern Romanian province of Moldavia in 2010-2011. He has been a faculty member at KlezKamp, KlezKanada, Klezmer Paris, the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, and other festivals throughout the globe. His debut solo CD, A Redele (A Wheel) (Oriente Music, 2012) was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award.
Check out the information and videos at Jake’s website: https://www.jakeshulmanment.com/
Here’s a direct link to one of his solo klezmer fiddle performances: https://youtu.be/Su2zBPsoyEY.
We are extraordinarily lucky to be included in Jake’s tour. Hope to see you there!
Frances