Community Calendar

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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 1 @ 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
International Folk Dancing 8:00 pm
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Oct 1 @ 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Oct 2 @ 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.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 3 @ 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
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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bands: Big Bluestem (first half) / Open Band (second half) Caller: Sarah Kaiser (St. Louis) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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Fallin’ Into Blues, A Free Blues Dancing Festival 4:00 pm
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
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Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance 6:00 pm
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:
Bulgarian Dance Workshop 7:00 pm
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
Slow Jam 7:00 pm
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
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 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
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
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
International Folk Dancing 8:00 pm
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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
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.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
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
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English Country Dance 2:00 pm
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Papashoy Klezmer Band 6:00 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
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Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance 6:00 pm
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:
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 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
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
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
CUFRF Steering Committee 7:00 pm
CUFRF Steering Committee @ Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
International Folk Dancing 8:00 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
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.
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2019 Volunteer Orientation Meeting 7:00 pm
2019 Volunteer Orientation Meeting @ Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Old-time jam 7:00 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
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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
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
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Meadowhawk 7:00 pm
Meadowhawk @ The Iron Post
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meadowhawk plays traditional and original tunes for contra dances and other events. Claire Johnson – fiddle Amanda Ramey – fiddle Matt Turino – guitar and feet
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Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance 6:00 pm
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Oct 21 @ 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:
Slow Jam 7:00 pm
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 21 @ 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
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 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
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 22 @ 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
International Folk Dancing 8:00 pm
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Oct 22 @ 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Oct 23 @ 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.
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11th Annual Folk & Roots Festival
11th Annual Folk & Roots Festival @ Various Venues in Downtown Urbana, IL
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
 
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 24 @ 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
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Contra Dance! 7:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Urbana Dance Company
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Band: Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers (Viroqua, WI) Caller: Martha Tyner (Bloomington, IL) 7:00-7:30p  Intro Contra Dance Lesson 7:30-9:30p  Contra Dance!!!
Cajun Cornstalkers 10:00 pm
Cajun Cornstalkers @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Cajun Cornstalkers Sure to be a foot stompin’ good time, the Cornstalker Cajun Band aims to make you dance. The Cornstalkers are Matt Turino on fiddle, Tom Turino on accordion,
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Yiddish Dance with Veretski Pass and Mitch Harris 7:30 pm
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
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Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance 6:00 pm
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Oct 28 @ 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:
Gateways To World Music: Veretski Pass (Music from the Carpathian Bow) 7:30 pm
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
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 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
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Oct 29 @ 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
International Folk Dancing 8:00 pm
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Oct 29 @ 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Oct 30 @ 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.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Oct 31 @ 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