Community Calendar

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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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
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Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! 8:00 pm
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
8:00-9:30p  Contra Dance with Mean Lids and Lauren Peckman calling 9:45-11:30p  Contra Dance with Meadowhawk and Lauren Peckman calling 11:45-1:30a  After party Hangout and Dancing at The Rose Bowl Tavern w/ DJ Dennis
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Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! 10:00 am
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Workshops 10 am-4:30 pm (Illini Union rooms) http://urbana-contra.org/Files/Jan_Jam_2020_Schedule.pdf Afternoon Dances 1:30-4:30 pm (Illini Rooms) 1:30-2:45p  Challenging Contra Dances with Alex & Meadowhawk 3:00-4:30p  Contra Dance with Lauren Peckman & Meadowhawk Potluck Dinner 5-7 pm (Channing-Murray) Please bring a dish to … Continue reading
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! 11:00 pm
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 4 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 2:00 am
Jan Jam After-Party; Contra Dancing with Kelsey Wells; Michael Hamilton and community band open calling hosted by Beadle! also food, drinks!!!
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Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! 11:00 am
Jan Jam Contra Dance Weekend !!! @ Illini Union
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday at the Illini Union (Illini Rooms A/B/C) Waltz 11 am-12 pm:The Mean Lids Contra Dance 12-1:30 pm: The Mean Lids with caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby.
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Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance 6:00 pm
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Jan 6 @ 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 … Continue reading
Slow Jam 7:00 pm
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jan 6 @ 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 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 6 @ 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 in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 7 @ 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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
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International Folk Dancing 1:00 pm
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Jan 12 @ 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.
Papashoy at the Rose Bowl! 7:00 pm
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.
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Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance 6:00 pm
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Jan 13 @ 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 … Continue reading
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 13 @ 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 in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 14 @ 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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
Meadowhawk at The Rose Bowl Tavern 8:00 pm
Meadowhawk at The Rose Bowl Tavern @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 16 @ 8:00 pm
Do ya like sweet melodies and foot tapping rhythms all done with beautiful timbre and great taste? Well then! We’ve got a Thursday night ya don’t wanna miss. ✨ 🎶 ✨ Meadowhawk live at The Rose Bowl Tavern, Thursday, January … Continue reading
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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: Meadowhawk Caller: Lauren Kriel (Chicago, IL) 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation
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International Folk Dancing 1:00 pm
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Jan 19 @ 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 2:00 pm
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance 6:00 pm
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Jan 20 @ 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 … Continue reading
Slow Jam 7:00 pm
Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jan 20 @ 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 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 20 @ 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 in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 21 @ 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
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International Folk Dancing 1:00 pm
International Folk Dancing @ 314 Illini Union
Jan 26 @ 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.
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Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance 6:00 pm
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
Jan 27 @ 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 … Continue reading
Urbana Hootenanny 8:00 pm
Urbana Hootenanny @ Rose Bowl Tavern
Jan 27 @ 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 in the crowd. A great vibe, a local treasure.
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Bluegrass jam 7:00 pm
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
Jan 28 @ 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
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Irish Traditional Music Session 8:00 pm
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
Jan 29 @ 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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Folk & Roots Winter Weekend: The Bottlesnakes and Hobnob String Band 5:00 pm
Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
Jan 30 @ 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
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Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends 5:00 pm
Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends @ The Iron Post
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, January 31st at The Iron Post – 5 – 7pm: Dennis Stroughmatt and Friends (Creole & Cajun from Southern Illinois)
Folk & Roots Winter Weekend: Swing Chevron, Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends, Nyttu Chongo & Jason Finkelman 5:00 pm
Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Band: The Young and the Fretless Caller: Jonathan Sivier 7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation