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7:30 pm Rational Dress Society Performance @ Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
Rational Dress Society Performance @ Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Come out to the IMC and enjoy the latest edition of Rational Dress Society’s songbook! But first, feast on the sounds of local poets Shaya Robinson and Rachel Lauren Storm! Come as early as 6pm for the full event, including … Continue reading
6:00 pm Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Blues Dancing lessons and dance @ Cowboy Monkey
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm
Blues Dancing Every Monday!  Beginner Friendly Lesson 6:00 – 7:00pm. Dancing 7:00 – 9:00pm. Free. Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. in downtown Champaign. Please join us for a fun and friendly evening of dancing! Whether you have never danced before, you … Continue reading
7:00 pm Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 3 @ 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.  
8:00 pm Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Dec 3 @ 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.
7:00 pm Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Dec 4 @ 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 … Continue reading
8:00 pm Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Dec 5 @ 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.
7:00 pm Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Dec 6 @ 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 … Continue reading
8:00 pm Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Big Bluestem String Band Caller: Tamara Loewenthal (Bloomington, IN) 7:30p New Dancer Orientation
7:00 pm English Country Dance Christmas Ball @ Phillips Recreation Center
English Country Dance Christmas Ball @ Phillips Recreation Center
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding their twenty-fourth annual Christmas Ball on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The dance will be held at the Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton, Urbana, IL. The Ball will run from 7:00 … Continue reading