The 2014 Pygmalion Festival begins today and continues through Sunday at a number of venues around the Champaign-Urbana area. Thursday and Friday will feature several music acts performing in Urbana venues including and/or near the Krannert Center and Canopy Club. Saturday and Sunday the festival will take over Downtown Champaign, with large and small, indoor and outdoor venues including The Highdive, Mike 'M Molly’s, and Memphis on Main. This year on Saturday and Sunday the festival will include The Made Fest, a two-day outdoor market for handmade and vintage items, as well as a Literary Festival that spans the entire Pygmalion Festival, including live readings from a lineup of well-known and highly-regarded fiction writers and poets and a Saturday book fair at the Esquire Lounge.
If you don’t come for the music, come for the live readings, books, and various handmade objets d’art! And here’s a fun fact: my boyfriend and I met randomly at Pygmalion 2011’s Cut Copy show at the Canopy Club. Love could be in the air for you this weekend as well! No matter your specific festival plans, we’ve got a roundup of excellent food options for the inevitable meal stops you’ll want to make as you’re out and about. Our list is of course not exhaustive, and doesn’t include fancier restaurants (for those, you can always check out our reviews tab), but everything on it meets our criteria of (relatively) fast, affordable, and delicious. Check it out!
We know you're going to be hungry when you're at the Pygmalion Festival this year, so take our tips in finding your next meal this weekend.