Science Salon with live music by Timbalu

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Event Date: 
April 18, 2018 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Channing Murray Foundation
Address: 
1209 West Oregon Street, Urbana
Description: 

The 500 Women Scientists Champaign/Urbana Pod is inviting you to join our Science Salons for Puerto Rico Campaign. For the last year, our amazing women scientists have put their communication skills to use within our community. Now, we’re channeling that energy into a concerted campaign to raise money to support our amazing partners at CienciaPR as they work to transform science education in Puerto Rico and around the world.

Come learn about science and enjoy live salsa music by Timbalu at 500 WS CU's science salon.

This TED talk style event explores the digital divide, Portuguese shipwrecks, nanotechnology and more featuring Dr. Yemaya Bordain, Dr. Gloriana Gonzales Rivera, Alida de Flamingh, Dr. Assata Zerai and Dr. Shanondora Billiot.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door, with a suggested donation of $10.

For more information check out: https://500womenscientistscu.weebly.com/

Admission: 
$10 suggested donation
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AsiaFest 2018: APIDA Fighting for Visibility

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Event Date: 
April 29, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Asian American Cultural Center
Address: 
1210 W Nevada St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

The Asian American Cultural Center will be celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with its annual AsiaFEST! Celebration on Sunday, April 29th from 1pm-4pm. It will be located at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada Street in Urbana!

This family friendly festival will showcase a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances, and activities. Food Vendors such as UI student organizations, will be selling a variety of Asian cuisine! There will also be many performances highlighting cultures from China, India, Korea, and more. Additionally there will be activities throughout the event where you can learn more about Asian and Asian American culture!

Please join us for an afternoon of live performances, hands-on arts & crafts, cultural booths, and food tasting to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month!

All performances and activities will be FREE and open to all!
Food tickets will be available for purchase at AsiaFEST!

This event was made possible in part by Student Cultural Programming Fee, Illinois International Programs Grant, Urbana Arts Grant, and Asian American Studies.

Admission: 
Admission Free, Open to all.
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DOCHA Chamber Music Performance: Journey East

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Event Date: 
April 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Orpheum Children's Science Museum
Address: 
346 North Neil, Champaign, IL
Description: 

Programming arranged by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music featuring traditional Iranian and South Indian works plus dances of Bela Bartok. Join us for an evening of strings, vocals and percussion with Stefan Milenkovich, Michael Tilley, Vedhus Hoskere, Aravind Sagar, Sathwik Tejaswi , Soham Mujumdar, Parisa Karimi and Ardavan Ardeshirilajami.

FACEBOOK LISTING: https://www.facebook.com/events/2080879965461649/

DoCha Schedule on Saturday, April 14th:

1 p.m. Young People’s Concert - Pondering Pulses

In Pondering Pulses, not-so-legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry is very concerned when he finds he has no pulse—no musical pulse that is! Luckily DoCha artists are on hand to guide Wolfgang on his path to finding his rhythm and getting his groove back through a fun-filled concert of chamber music masterpieces.

Family friendly and open to the public. Featuring Rami Vamos and Natalie Monterastelli

7 p.m. Chamber Music Performance: Air B&B

DoCha artistic director Stefan Milenkovich will be joined by Bernhard Scully, Michael Tilley and the Music Academy string orchestra in performing Britten's Simple Symphony and the Brahms Horn Trio in E flat major. Please join us for an evening abundant in virtuosity!

* Open to people of all ages.

Admission: 
Free Admission
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University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra

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Event Date: 
April 22, 2018 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Foellinger Auditorium
Address: 
709 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Join the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra, under the direction of Victor Gorodinsky, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music in a very special concert of music from Russia. Victor will provide a short pre-concert talk at 3:30pm to introduce the audience to the history of the Russian folk orchestra tradition in both Russia and the United States and discuss his experiences working with the legendary John Garvey. The concert will begin at 4:00pm and after the performance audience members will have an opportunity to meet with the musicians to talk about the nature of their unique folk instruments.

Both the concert and pre-concert talk are free and open to the general public. For further information about the April 22nd program please call 217-333-4577 or email at sousa@illinois.edu.

https://archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/2018/03/21/university-of-wis...

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Violin Concert by Ganesh-Kumaresh

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Event Date: 
April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Temple Hoyne Buell Hall - Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium
Address: 
611 E Lorado Taft Dr, Champaign, Illinois
Description: 

SPICMACAY ILLINOIS is excited to present a Carnatic Violin concert on the UofI campus by the world famous Maestros Ganesh and Kumaresh! They will be accompanied by Sri Patri Satish Kumar on Mridangam and Sri Trichy Krishnaswamy on Ghatam.

Free for UofI students and faculty, $10 for everyone else (to be paid at the time of admission, seating will be first-come-first-serve)

Doors open at 6:45pm

Admission: 
Free for UofI students and faculty, $10 for everyone else
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Cornstalkers Cajun Band

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Event Date: 
March 31, 2018 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
The Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race Street, Urbana
Description: 

Shine up your dancing shoes, and meet us at the Iron Post

Native Culture: Resilient and Dancing with Pride

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Event Date: 
April 15, 2018 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Spurlock Museum
Address: 
600 S Gregory St, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Join us on Sunday, April 15 to enjoy and learn about the importance of the Native Grass Dance, as well as the Grass Dance regalia on loan and on exhibit in the Spurlock Museum. Trickster Art Gallery, the only Native-owned and operated art institution in the state of Illinois, and World Champion Native Pride Dancers, founded by Larry Yazzie, will present a cultural education program on the University of Illinois campus, in partnership with The Native American House and Spurlock Museum. “There will even be a time for everyone to join in and better understand the feeling of the heartbeat of our people—the power of the drum,” says Joe Polasek (LCO-Ojibwe/Polish), owner of Trickster Art Gallery.

Originating in Northern Plains tribes such as the Dakota-Sioux and Omaha-Ponca, the Grass Dance is a Native traditional art. Regalia and performance evoke swaying plants in the grasslands wind and honors the importance of this natural resource as fuel and insulation.

Free admission.

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Balinese Gamelan Concert

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Event Date: 
May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Music Building Auditorium
Address: 
1114 West Nevada Street, Urbana
Description: 

For our Spring 2018 concert, University of Illinois Balinese Gamelan ensembles under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa will perform a program of traditional and new works.

The Aranya Kanda section of the Ramayana Dance Drama will be featured in the concert, along with a new composition dedicated to Mt. Agung by I Ketut Gede Asnawa.

Balinese dance in our program is directed by Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa.

The performance is open to the public and admission is free.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Latin Dance Night / Noche de Baile Latino

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Event Date: 
April 6, 2018 - 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Venue: 
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - Lobby
Address: 
500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana
Description: 

Dance the night away at Krannert Center! Come enjoy a FREE Latin Dance Night in the Krannert Center Lobby, co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina. Celebrate the fall semester with rhythms from Latin America and the Caribbean—reggaeton, bachata, cumbia, salsa, merengue, and more! Free garage parking. Cash bar available. iVengan a bailar! Please join us!

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Filipino Culture Night 2018: Mano Po

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Event Date: 
March 31, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Lincoln Hall Theatre, University of Illinois
Address: 
702 S Wright St, Urbana, IL
Description: 

Filipino Culture Night (FCN) is the annual lunch and showcase hosted by Philippine Student Association UIUC in which they invite others to experience and celebrate Filipino culture.

The theme for this year's show is “Mano Po” PSA UIUC wanted to showcase the respect Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, and Non-Filipinos have for the culture. This year we wanted our showcase to center around the generation gap and respect for the filipino culture. With Mano Po being our theme, it best exemplify our culture's respect.

More info can be found on PSA UIUC Facebook Page (link below)

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