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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 15 through Jan. 22, 2006


12/8/2005

theater
JAN 22 Sunday
Michael Cooper: “Masked Marvels and Wondertales.” 3 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. A visual artist and virtuoso mime, Cooper uses fantastical masks and theatrical magic to tell gentle, uplifting stories that spark the imagination. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Admission charge.

music
18 Sunday
Champaign-Urbana Symphony. Steven Larsen, conductor, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, guest conductor. 3 p.m. Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park, Champaign. Admission charge.

JAN 8 Sunday
Second Sunday Concert. Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse. 2 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Broadcast at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of the following month on sponsoring station WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign-Urbana). Krannert Art Museum.

22 Sunday
St. Lawrence String Quartet. With David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. An evening of Schumann and Schubert in duo and quintet combinations. Admission charge.

dance
JAN 18 Wednesday
Russian National Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty.” 7 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Wicked and benevolent fairies cast their magic upon Princess Aurora, whose prince awakens her from 100 years of sleep. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

19 Thursday
Russian National Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty.” 7 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Wicked and benevolent fairies cast their magic upon Princess Aurora, whose prince awakens her from 100 years of sleep. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

20 Friday
Russian National Ballet: “Swan Lake.” 7 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. The tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, the Swan Queen, who has been bewitched by the evil sorcerer Von Rotbart. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

films
JAN 18 Wednesday
“Sisters in Cinema.” Yvonne Welbon, filmmaker. 7:30 p.m. 101 Armory. Documentary tracing the careers of African American female filmmakers from the early part of the 20th century to today. Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Gender and Women’s Studies, African American Studies and Research, and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

19 Thursday
“The Tuskegee Airmen – They Fought Two Wars.” 7 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium. This presentation will also include the reading of a commissioned poem by Tyehimba Jess, UI. A question and answer session and reception follows. Part of the Martin Luther King week celebration. Sponsors include Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Gender and Women’s Studies, African American Studies and Research, and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

sports
(to confirm times, go to www.fightingillini.com)
18 Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Oklahoma. Noon. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Coppin State University. 8 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

22 Thursday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Illinois State University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

28 Wednesday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Southeast Missouri State University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

29 Thursday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Michigan. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

30 Friday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Tennessee-Martin. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

JAN 5 Thursday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Michigan State University. 8 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

8 Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Northwestern University. 2 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

12 Thursday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

14 Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Michigan. 3:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

22 Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Purdue University. 2 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera
30 Friday
“School’s Out! Slippery, Slimy, Gooey and Gross.” 9 a.m.-noon. Visitor’s Center, Allerton Park. Kindergarten - second grade. Learn about all the revolting yet fascinating facts of the plant and animal world. Dress for messy fun. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.
“School’s Out! Slippery, Slimy, Gooey and Gross.” 1-4 p.m. Visitor’s Center, Allerton Park. Third-fifth grades. Learn about all the revolting yet fascinating facts of the plant and animal world. Dress for messy fun. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

JAN 8 Sunday
Second Sunday Gallery Tour. “Sacra Imago: Devotional Art of the Middle Ages.” Erin Donovan, UI. 1 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

21 Saturday
“A Single Garment of Destiny: Our Common Threads.” 2 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Part of Martin Luther King celebration. Audience participation with a commissioned commemorative quilt by Deborah Fell; The Lion and Yo Yo Dancers; Jingle Dress Dancers; Capoeira Club; Desafinado, a local ensemble; Willie Summerville and the Canaan Academy Children’s Choir; and The Strong Medicine Band.

exhibits
“Tales of a Traveler: Life on the Road With John Philip Sousa”
Through Jan. 20.
“Gabriel Come Blow Your Horn: Inventing the Modern Trumpet Valve”
Through Feb. 10.
“Fanfare for an Uncommon Man: Paul Martin Zonn”
Through April 14.
“Would the Real Chief Illiniwek Please Stand Up?”
Through May 19.
“Portraying American Femininity Through Melody and Art”
“The Long Good-Bye”
Ongoing.
Sousa Archives and Center for American Music,
236 Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., Champaign.

“Visions of the Unseen: Picturing Balinese Ceremony and Myth”
Through Feb. 4.
Five galleries featuring the cultures of the world.
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

“Altars for the Dead, Vows of the Living”
“Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art”
“Eye, Form, Symbol: The Jon and Judith Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Sculpture in Glass”
Through Dec. 31.
“Sacra Imago: Devotional Art of the Middle Ages”
“Canvas: An Electronic Gallery”
Ongoing.
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is free; a donation of $3 is suggested.

@art gallery. Online exhibit of the UI School of Art and Design.

This calendar is excerpted from the Dec. 15 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.