Event Calendar

Starting a Small Business Workshop

From 3:00PM to 5:30PM

The Starting a Small Business workshop provides an overview of the steps needed to open a business. The course includes help with defining your business, conducting an analysis of the competition, marketing, understanding cash flow, as well as numerous tips to be successful in a small business startup. A workbook is provided. All workshops are held at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 West Kirby Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820 (next to Jarling's Custard Cup). Cost per workshop is $25. For more East Central Illinois SCORE information or to register for workshops,log on to eci-score.org or call 217-359-1791. Email questions to info@eci-score.org.

Livers of the Rivers: Freshwater Mussels of IL

From 6:00PM to 7:00PM

How is a mollusk like a liver? It’s no riddle – freshwater mussels are living filters that help to clean our waters and play many vital roles in a healthy ecosystem. Their unique life histories are bizarre and incredible, but their populations are declining at alarming rates. Guest presenter Alison Stodola, Mussel Field Biologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey, will guide our exploration into the secret lives of these fascinating and understated animals. $2 per person. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or ehenson@ccfpd.org.Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S Homer Lake Rd. Homer, 6 – 7 p.m.

Bye Bye Birdie

From 7:00PM to n/a

St. Thomas More musical "Bye Bye Birdie" at the High School of St. Thomas More located at 3901 N. Mattis Ave in Champaign. Doors open at 6:30pm, tickets are $7-$10 with children under 5 with free admission. For more information call 819-5721

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

From 7:00PM to n/a

Urbana High School Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Urbana High School's Cobb Auditorium located at 1002 S. Race St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. For more information, contact tbroeker@usd116.org

Sudden Sound Concert Series

From 7:30PM to 9:00PM

Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 pm Krannert Art Museum will present a Sudden Sound Concert featuring the NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra. The Sudden Sound Concert series presents leading artists in the fields of improvised music and the jazz avant-garde, establishing the museum as a destination for enthusiasts of today's most progressive music from the U.S. and abroad. For more information visit kam.illinois.edu

Comedy Karaoke

From 9:00PM to 10:30PM

Every other Thursday Night Champaign-Urbana Comedy allows you a chance to get on stage and try your hand at Stand Up Comedy. Perform along side feature acts from Comedy Clubs across the Midwest, as well as local performers and even first timers (that could be you!) Only so many spots a show, so sign ups are done in advance. This is an Open Mic, so anyone can sign up. Want to get on stage and tell some jokes or a funny story? E-mail jesse@cucomedy.com to find out availability. For more information visit www.theclarkbar.com/