Out & About on Campus and the CU Community:
The Red Herring features vegan and vegetarian food and a cozy environment. Saturdays from 5 to 8pm you can get a great “farm to table” vegetarian or vegan meal featuring the best picks from the morning Urbana Farmer’s Market! Bring a record (vinyl) album and they will you’re your favorite music from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s! Reasonably priced, delicious, FUN! The Red Herring is located on campus at the corner of Mathews and Oregon Streets in Urbana (part of the Channing Murray Foundation) @ 1209 W. Oregon St., Urbana. There is usually plenty of street/meter parking available.
The Celebration Company @ The Station Theatre presents: Orphans by Lyle Kessler directed by Timothy O’Neal. JULY 3–19 (No show on July 4). All shows begin at 8pm. Orphans by Lyle Kessler is directed by Timothy O’Neal and features Lincoln Machula (Harold) Maxwell Tomaszewski (Phillip) and Coy Benning Wentworth (Treat). Two orphaned brothers are living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. Treat, the eldest, supports his damaged younger sibling by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip. One night he kidnaps a rich older man, Harold, who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for. Tickets must be reserved/purchased. To make a reservation, please call (217) 384-4000 or reserve online. The Station Theatre is located at 223 N. Broadway, Urbana, with free parking directly across the street courtesy of Save-a-Lot.
Friday | July 18 @ 6:30pm—OUTSIDE at the Research Park: Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience with opening act Candy Foster and Shades of Blue. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience starts at 7:30pm; Green Fair starts at 6pm | UI Research Park (1816 South Oak Street, Champaign)
Grammy winner Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience may make you reconsider everything you thought you knew about roots music from the heart of Louisiana. Armed with an accordion, an infectious smile, and a voice straight out of a sixties soul hit, Simien has been sharing his innovative approach to zydeco for more than 30 years. Singled out as an “alluring” performer by the Village Voice, he and his band have been in numerous commercials and films, made a memorable appearance in the classic film The Big Easy, and are regulars at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Ever changing, their sound hearkens back to Creole traditions, and their deep harmonies plus infusions of funk, reggae, and blues evoke a global musical language. Getting you into the groove with authentic rhythm and blues is the legendary Candy Foster with his band Shades of Blue. He’s shared the stage with greats like Etta James, Koko Taylor, and Junior Wells, and Foster’s direct approach to classic songs and forceful vocals have ignited crowds for five decades.OUTSIDE at the Research Park is held just southwest of the State Farm Center on First Street in the Research Park. Parking is available in the lot south of the Caterpillar building at 1901 South First Street. FREE!!
11th Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival
Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 7pm; Friday, July 25, 2014, at 3pm (Block A) and 7pm (Block B); Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 3pm (Block A) and 7pm (Block B) | Tryon Festival Theatre.The Sister Singers Network is a cooperative web of feminist choruses and ensembles, composers, arrangers, and individual singers working together to support and enrich the women’s choral movement. This festival promotes the mission of the group to nurture the spirit, energy, and diversity of the women’s choral movement. Performers: Charlottesville Women’s Choir | San Diego Women’s Chorus | Brattleboro Women’s Chorus | Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus. Hosted by Amasong: Champaign-Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus. TICKETS REQUIRED, COST INVOLVED! Tickets available @ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.