FRIDAY, February 9th
Attend a yoga class, Krannert Art Museum, noon to 1 p.m., free
Take a breather on your lunch break and head over to the Krannert Art Museum for a free yoga class that introduces you to seated and standing poses, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, bring your own yoga mat, and show up early because space is limited and it’s first come, first serve. (KF) Photo from Krannert Art Museum website.
Watch some wheelchair basketball, the ARC, times vary, free
The men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams are playing at home throughout the weekend. Games are free and the skill of these athletes is no joke. There are multiple opportunities to see both teams, the men’s and women’s games are often back to back. You can see both schedules on their FB page. (JM)
Check out Parkland Theatre’s 27th Annual Student Production of Only You, a fun romantic comedy full of twists and turns that is completely run by Parkland students. Follow a group of young adults as they find out what love is all about. Maybe bring a date for an early Valentine’s Day outing! (KF) Poster from Parkland Theatre’s website.
The Great Cover Up, The City Center, $10
The next two nights of what will be six(!) nights of Cover Up shows takes place at the City Center on Friday and Saturday. Not only can you check out some good local bands covering their favorites, but this is ultimately a benefit show for some really great causes in C-U. Check out Brennin's recap from last weekend to get you amped for this weekend.
Here are the schedules and acts lined up to peform this time around:
Pressure Fit (ft. Reginald Chapman) 8:30-8:50pm
Caleb Cook Band 9:15-9:35pm
The Underwerewolves 10:00-10:20pm
Whiskey Shadows 10:45-11:10pm
The Bashful Youngens 11:35-12:00am
Mike Ingram 12:30-1:00am
Coco butter kids 9:15-9:35pm
Slick Lisp 10:00-10:20pm
Terminus Victor 11:35-12:00am
Yakuza Triad 12:30-1:00am
Lots to check out this weekend for GCUP 27. (PS)
SATURDAY, February 10th
Watch (and do?) juggling and unicycling, U of I Armory track, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., free
The Illini Juggling and Unicycling Festival is happening at the Armory Building all weekend, with most of the fun stuff happening on Saturday (Friday’s and Sunday’s session are open juggling). Saturday will feature juggling, a three ball workshop, club juggling, games, and a bunch of other stuff. The full schedule is available on Facebook, but please note the following: "IMPORTANT NOTE: Absolutely NO fire juggling is allowed inside the field house. Please keep all fire juggling and related props inside your bags or vehicles during the event.” (JH) Photo from Facebook
Relax, Delight Flower Farm at Prairie Fruits Farm (4410 N Lincoln Ave, Champaign), 2 to 4 p.m., $30
Delight Flower Farm is hosting Dream Big: Yoga and Herbal Medicine, an opportunity to do some yoga and learn more about herbs and that can help with relaxation and nourishment. Tickets are available here. Wear some comfy yoga clothes. (JH) Photo from Facebook
Henhouse Prowlers, Aaron Dorfman, Dan Andree, The Iron Post, 9 p.m., $10
The Iron Post is running full steam ahead with the amount of shows that they've been booking as of late. This weekend, they have Henhouse Prowlers lined up on Saturday, a group which isn't unfamiliar to Champaign-Urbana whatsoever. This would be a fun one to catch in Urbana this weekend. (PS)
SUNDAY, February 11th
Catch a glimpse of the Smithsonian, Homer Lake Interpretive Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Homer Lake Forest Preserve has a poster exhibit featuring items from the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in D.C. titled A Place for All People, which is a pretty cool thing. The exhibit is ongoing until March 23rd. (JM)
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