Event Calendar

Books By the Bushel

From 3:00PM to 8:00PM

Join the the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana’s annual Books by the Bushel event. . You can help provide books to the many public and private schools in Champaign, Urbana, and Mahomet that need them most. During this three day event, you can purchase books from the Barnes & Nobel in Champaign and then donate them to the school of your choice. Last year, over 680 books were donated and over $10,000 was raised for Books by the Bushel through this weekend event. With your help, we can make this year a bigger success. Every book makes an impact. For more information, visit juniorleague.org

Inclusive Illinois Tailgate and Game Day

From 5:00PM to n/a

Come watch Illini Baseball versus Michigan with Inclusive Illinois. There will be a tailgate at 5pm with the game starting at 6pm at the Illinois Field.

Philo Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry

From 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Dinners will be served every Friday evening through Lent (April 11)at the St. Thomas School Gymnasium in Philo. Net Proceeds will go to upgrade the fire alert system at St. Thomas School. Adult Dinner $7.00(Fish, Sides, Dessert, & Drink) Child Dinner $2.00 (Mac n Cheese, sides, dessert, drink) Extra Fish Sandwich $5.00

Boneyard Arts Festival

More than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard is a unique countywide celebration that takes place in a wide variety of venues (over 100!) - both traditional (theaters, cafes, galleries & museums) and non-traditional (salons & retail stores) - and features the work of literally hundreds of artists. Sculptors, weavers, painters, photographers and other visual artists join musicians, actors, dancers, poets and performers of all kinds in sharing their creativity throughout Champaign, Urbana, U of I Campus, Rantoul, Homer, Mahomet, St. Joseph and Sidney. For more information about the various locales visit, http://40north.org/programs/boneyard

Turn It Up

From 7:00PM to 10:00PM

Join the UP Center of Champaign County for their fifth annual Turn It Up, featuring music, comedy, dance and drag! Tickets are $7.50 in advance or $10 at the door. Held at Guido's in Downtown Champaign. For more information, visit unitingpride.org

3rd Annual Magic and Other Nonsense

Markus Clegg Presents the 3rd annual Magic and Other Nonsense. Bring the whole family to this fun filled night of magic, ventriloquism, and high energy acts. This year magician Markus welcomes ventriloquist Hannah Leskosky, James the Magician, and the Leaders for Life Martial Arts Demo Team. At the Fluid Event Center at 601 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61821 Show starts at 7:30pm and doors open at 7:00pm Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Exile on Main St. downtown Champaign and at Fluid Event center 601 N. Country Fair Drive.

Prairie Skies

From 7:00PM to 8:00PM

A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight from your backyard. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Our winter show gives way to spring on March 21. Tickets are $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, & kids, all sold at the door. Fridays through June 14 at the William M Staerkel Planetarium.