Friday, November 9th


Get your life together with a professional headshot, Lodgic Workplace, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., free

Local photographer, Anna Longworth, will be at the newly opened Lodgic Workplace offering free headshots to the community. All you have to do is sign up for a 10 minute session and show up camera-ready. Although the sessions are sold out, there's still a chance to squeeze you in if a slot cancels day-of. You can schedule your session in advance by calling Lodgic at 217-607-8126. (LP) Photos by Anna Longworth

The Future of Tech in C-U, Cowboy Monkey, 6 to 7:15 p.m., free

Check out round two of this Inter-Pygmalion event, where you'll hear from four more local tech folks: Donna Cox from NCSA, Jason Berg from Pixo, Marissa Siero from Lodgic, and Brandon Dohman from Syngenta US. (JM)

November Dance: Dancing 50: Moving Forward/Looking Back, Krannert Center Colwell Playhouse, 7:30 p.m., $10-22

Krannert Center is in the midst of its 50 year celebration, and Dance at Illinois will celebrate their 50 years with faculty work performed by Illinois alumnae. Dancing 50 will feature work by Linda Lehovic, Jan Erkert, Rebecca Nettl-Foil, and Professor Emerita Renee Wadleigh, who presents her 50th work for Dance at Illinois students. You can find more info and purchase tickets here. (DD)

Deafheaven + DIIV with ChastityThe Canopy Club, 9 p.m., $20 advance/$25 door

A few amazing indie rock bands head through Urbana tonight for this PYGMALION show series installment. Black metal/shoegaze outfit Deafheaven are the proper headliner, though they are sharing the co-headlining status with dreampop band DIIV. Deafheaven's new record Ordinary Corrupt Human Love has garnered critical acclaim, as have their past two others in the last few years. If you're in search of an excellent rock show, this is where you should go on Friday night. (PS) 

Saturday, November 10th

Chill out, all weekend, whichever way feels best to you

The election was earlier this week, and already this week’s news stories make it seem like the election was weeks ago. If you’re following any of this, you’re probably exhausted; I know I am. Do something this weekend that will take your mind of things for a bit — it could be a nice meal with a friend, or a trip to the library for something to watch with your kids, take out/delivery, or Saturday morning pastries. Maybe you need to do a cocktail crawl. Check out this month’s Five things to eat or drink in C-U, or watch some sports, or visit some of these locations. (JH) Photo by Bobbie Bonebrake

Do a downward dog, CoreLife Eatery, 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m., free but ticket needed

Feeling stressed? Always rushing? Need a little time for yourself? Karyn Claflin from Restoring Balance Massage Therapy and Yoga will lead a 45-minute slow paced yoga session for all of us that need to chill the hell out. I’ll be there. Let’s hang. Get tickets on the Facebook page. (LP) Photo from Facebook

Craft League of Champaign Urbana Art Fair, Urbana Civic Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free to browse, but items will be for sale

Show your support for our local artists and artisans this weekend in the 36th annual installment of this event. Shop locally-made work in the following categories: basketry, ceramics, jewelry, painting, printmaking, photography, and woodworking. You can check out the full list of makers here. (DD) Photo from Lisa Kesler Studio

Poster Children, Social Imaginary, Blackbird, 9 p.m., $10 

Poster Children perform in Urbana this weekend, which is fairly rare these days, though they've been playing a bunch of shows this year on the tail of their new record, Grand Bargain! Read our interview with the band from a few months back to catch up on that front. They're performing with Social Imaginary, which is potentially the last show they will perform with Adam Fein, as he's moving out of C-U. (PS) Photo by Nathan Keay

Sunday, November 11th

Latin It Up Brunch, Strawberry Fields, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., prices vary

Latin It Up at Strawberry Fields just started doing Sunday brunch, and what a welcome addition. The food is great (here and here), and the casual set up at Strawberry Fields allows you to sit and wait; you’re not huddled in a doorway of a restaurant hoping people stop lingering over coffee. Do yourself a favor this weekend and check it out. (JH) Photo by Madeline Trimble

Stock up on jewelry, The Idea Store, 12 to 4 p.m., prices vary

Have you visited the new Idea Store yet? This weekend's Jewelry Jackpot sale is a good excuse to get over there. This popular sale offers low prices on the unique collection of jewelry they've amassed, as well as jewelry making tools. Go spend your Sunday afternoon finding some new treasures. (JM) Photo by Melinda Edwards

That's What Teens Say, Douglass Community Center, 3 p.m., $5

This is really a pretty cool thing, patterned after the That's What She Said project. After a weekend of confidence building programming, 15 area teen girls will be taking the stage to share their stories. Since I have a teen girl of my own, I have no doubt they will have some powerful and important things to say. You can find more information from their Facebook event. (JM)


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