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SATURDAY IN CHAMPAIGN IL!

by Rose Price

Plant Mode is a local plant shop, tucked away in the back of the Furniture Lounge in Downtown Champaign.  All you can usually find there are plants, naturally.  However, on Saturday you’ll be able buy some great records.  Green Thumbs grab your Audiophiles and head on over to Plant Mode.  You’ll both leave happy!  …and someone once told me that playing music for your pants helps them stay healthy. Who knows, give it a try.  

For the past month there’s been an amazing installation of 3D String art at the IMC Gallery. Saturday night it’s coming down, and you’ll never be able to see it again.  So, go show Artist Peggy Flavin some love and see this amazing exhibit before it goes away forever. 

 

Expressions is an exciting event that will showcase local multimedia artists.  The theme is experimental and psychedelic expression, featuring live video projections and manipulation, live painting and live electronic music.  This event will showcase local multimedia art with a shared theme of experimental and phsychedelic expression. There will be live video projection and manipulation on all walls as well as live painting, and live electronic music from artists Vibraspore, TwoLeggedZoo, JORTS, and Snayl.  

This Weekend in Champaign

by Rose Price

MULAN JR. Presented by the Champaign Park District Youth Theatre.

Located at Centennial High School Auditorium 

July 16-19 at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee at 10 a.m. Saturday.  

To save her father from death in the army, Mulan, a young woman, disguises herself and goes in his place, becoming one of China's greatest heroines in the process.  This weekend, Champaign Park District Youth Theatre will put on Mulan Jr.  The show is General Admission ($12/ticket)  and will be fun for young and old alike.   

OUTSIDE AT THE RESEARCH PARK

July 17 at UI Research Park (1816 S Oak Street, Champaign)

The night of blues will start with the James Jones Trio, who play a fresh contemporary take on traditional blues.  The Kilborn Alley Blues Band is up next, with their mix of grungy Chicago Blues and Classic Southern Blues.  That isn't all, this event will also host a Green Fair, which brings local-sustainable minded businesses together to share info on living green!  The green fair starts at 6 p.m.  and the music starts at 6:30 p.m.   

Champaign Fire Department celebrates it's 150th Anniversary

July 19 Parade starts at Noon

The fire department is celebrating this special occasion with a parade and Muster this Sunday in Down Town Champaign.  The parade begins at noon and will feature a number of fire apparatus and vehicles, which will travel from campus through Downtown, ending at the muster location at Washington and Walnut St.  This is a really special event and will be alot of fun.  There's more!  Champaign's very first motorized fire engine was recently located in Canada and is making a special trip to return to Champaign for the celebration!  There will be games and activities for the little ones, and food and drink will be available from a variety of vendors and food trucks.  

 

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