Japan House Matsuri 2019

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Event Date: 
September 8, 2019 - 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Japan House at the University of Illinois
Address: 
2000 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Japan House will celebrate summer with a day of Asian-inspired performers, food and artists inside and around Japan House and the Arboretum at the University of Illinois.

The fifth annual Matsuri Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 from 12pm to 9pm. Matsuri will include a variety of free performances, including Ho Etsu Taiko drum group, martial arts demonstrations, “The Candyman” street performer who makes candy sculptures and “wows” audiences with his style of magic, traditional dance, and Japanese tsugaru-jamisen player Michiyoshi Sato. Returning for their 2nd year, the crowd favorite international Japanese all-female band the 5. 6. 7. 8’s will end the night rocking out until the fireworks start at 8:30.

Main Stage

12:00 | Opening Remarks
12:05 | Michiyoshi Sato - Japanese tsugaru-jamisen player
12:45 | Central Illinois Aikikai - Local Martial Arts Group demonstrating Aikido
1:30 | Illini Ishaara - UI Registered Student Organization performing new classical Indian Dance
2:15 | Kokushi Midwest Judo - Local Martial Arts Group demonstrating Judo
3:00 | Ho Etsu Taiko and Large Scale Origami - Japanese drum ensemble based in Chicago and local origami Artist Mark Hirsbrunner
3:45 | Kobudokan Dojo - Local Martial Arts Group demonstrating Kobudo and Iaido
4:30 | Illini Ishaara - UI Registered Student Organization performing new classical Indian Dance
5:15 | Shorin-Ryu Academy of Martial Arts - Local Martial Arts Group demonstrating Karate
5:45 | Michiyoshi Sato - Japanese tsugaru-jamisen player
6:30 | Ho Etsu Taiko - Japanese drum ensemble based in Chicago
7:30 | 5. 6. 7. 8's - World famous Tokyo Rockin’ Garage trio

Admission: 
Free Admission / Tickets for food vendors on sale
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Food For the Soul at BNAACC: Capoeira Angola

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Event Date: 
October 23, 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center
Address: 
1212 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Description: 

Food For the Soul at BNAACC

The Past, The Present and the Future of Capoeira Angola Dance, Capoeira Angola Center

*Dance workshop immediately following from 1-2pm*

Admission: 
free admission
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Tagore Festival

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Event Date: 
September 14, 2019 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 W. Oregon St. Urbana, IL
Description: 

An evening of celebration with a catered Indian dinner, a keynote adddrss, and Indian music and dance. Rabindnath Tagore, poet,educational reformer and philosopher, was the first non-European to win the Nobel prize for literature in 1913. A year before, he gave a series of lectures at Channing Murray, then the Unitarian Church of Urbana.

Theme: 100 Years after Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Remembering Tagore’s Political Legacy

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Pradeep Barua, University of Nebraska

4:00pm-9:00pm

Located at Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W Oregon St., Urbana, IL

Welcoming sponsor: Channing-Murray Foundation

Admission: 
visit the Tagore Website for more details
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Welcoming Week Kick-Off

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Event Date: 
September 13, 2019 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Orpheum Theater Parking Lot
Address: 
Corner of E. Washington St. and N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820
Description: 

Join us for the Champaign County kick-off of Welcoming Week 2019! Bring your family and friends for an evening of dynamic international music and entertainment, mouth-watering food, community art-making, giveaways, and an opportunity to welcome our newest neighbors in a safe, fun, and welcoming atmosphere! The event will be held in the parking lot of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum in Downtown Champaign. This event is free and open to all.

Welcoming Week, an annual series of events held in communities across the United States, brings together immigrants and U.S.-born community members to get to know one another and build community cohesion. This year, events will take place from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 22. Visit the University YMCA’s Welcoming Week webpage to see a full list of events or to volunteer.

4:00pm-7:00pm

Located at Orpheum Theater Parking Lot, Corner of E. Washington St. and N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820

Welcoming sponsors: City of Champaign, City of Urbana, University YMCA, Welcoming Collaborative

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All-LEVELS WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES. FALL SESSION AUGUST 25TH - OCTOBER 6TH

Sundays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Channing Murray Foundation. $7 per class ($5 students). The class is an ongoing drop-in format, but it is preferable to be at the first class, and to attend regularly.

LADAMA

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Event Date: 
September 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Stage 5, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
Description: 

LADAMA embodies a virtuosic tapestry of female artists and passionate educators that draws from the traditions of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and the United States to create “a vivid montage of music of the Americas with irresistible spirit and universal appeal" (All Things Considered, NPR). Guitar, percussion, and the four-stringed bandola llanera drive LADAMA’s chart-topping sound that blends diverse traditional roots music with a twist of pop and R&B to create a Latin Alternative sonic experience!

Admission: 
Free (Donations Encouraged)
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Community Gamelan - New Fall Session Begins

Community Gamelan - New Session Begins

September 9, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 0300, School of Music Building
1114 W. Nevada Street

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

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Event Date: 
August 24, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:59pm
Venue: 
Downtown Urbana
Description: 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 – 5PM – Midnight
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 – 11AM – Midnight

The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is host to two nights of live music.

A wide range of music is presented at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.
On Saturday, there are opportunities to hear two Robert E. Brown Center for World Music affiliated artists - Bali Lantari, a gamelan ensemble led by I Ketut Gede Asnawa followed by Congolese Gospel Artist Jean Rene Balekita & Bomoyi.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
ONE COMMUNITY TOGETHER STAGE:
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm – Bali Lantari
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm – Jean Rene Balekita and BOMOYI

DOWNTOWN GET DOWN STAGE:
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Jean Rene Balekita and Bomoyi

For the full weekend schedule, please refer to the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival link below.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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Peoria Irish Fest

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Event Date: 
August 23, 2019 - 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Venue: 
Riverfront Park, Peoria, IL
Address: 
200 NE Water Street, Peoria IL
Description: 

Three day festival of Celtic culture and music. Featured bands include Skerryvore, JigJam, Doolin', Seven Nations, The Gothard Sisters, One for the Foxes, and more.

Peoria Irish Fest
August 23-25, 2019

Friday, 4:00PM – 11:30PM
Saturday, 12:00PM – 11:30PM
Sunday, 9:30AM – 6:00 PM

Riverfront Park, Peoria, IL
200 NE Water Street, Peoria IL
Washington Street Exit off of I-74

Admission: 
$8.00 before 5:00 PM; $12.00 after; Children 12 and under free with adult
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Summer Garden Concert: Timbalú

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Event Date: 
June 9, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden
Address: 
109 N Lake of the Woods Rd, Mahomet, Illinois
Description: 

Champaign County Forest Preserve District Summer Concert Series presented by Mahomet Family Dentistry

This concert is sponsored in part by our friends at Smile Politely

Help us kickoff our summer concert series as we welcome Timbalú! As one of Champaign County’s newest and hottest salsa bands, Timbalú provides a truly exciting entertainment experience for all to enjoy. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to tap those toes to some wonderful rhythms. FREE. Refreshments will be available for purchase courtesy of Alto Vineyards Champaign, JT Walker's Restaurant and Brewery, Project 47 Smokehouse Pub & Patio, and Chester's BBQ. All ages. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

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