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Cursive’s Tim Kasher playing living room show tonight

I completely missed this in the Overture for the week, so hopefully I can make up for that fault by posting this for all to see. Cursive's Tim Kasher will be performing in C-U tonight, and there are still tickets available. This is a living room show — somewhere — and you can grab tickets here. Appears there are only about 15 left at the time this is being published, so get after it.


Saru Ramen pop-up March 26th

The latest Saru Ramen pop-up from Rhizome Productions is at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26th at Bunny's Tavern in downtown Urbana. 

Tori Paitan Ramen

Creamy Chicken Broth
Salt or Soy Taré
Housemade Noodles
Chicken Galantine Chashu
Schmaltz Caramelized Onions
Marinated Bamboo Shoots
Soy Marinated Hen Egg
Chile Oil

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

Tickets are not required for this event, so show up early to get some delicious ramen. 


Hairspray Jr. continues into the weekend at Virginia Theatre

Hairspray Jr., the classic musical performed by area youth, will continue to stage this weekend at the Historic Virginia Theater in Downtown Champaign. 

This version of the performance is fast-paced, fun, and adapted to appeal to kids. Lots of musical numbers and a great way to introduce your kids to the art of theater.

Concessions: always available and always affordable.

Performances on Friday March 7th, at 7p and on Saturday the 8th at 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets available online here or at the box office.

See you there!


Champaign-Urbana Smørrebrød Project returns

Mark Hartstein is at it again, this time with his Champaign-Urbana Smørrebrød Project (CUSP)

CUSP will send off the Corkscrew in Urbana with a Smørrebrød goodbye. From 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, February 22nd you can eat:

Danish open-face sandwiches called “smørrebrød”, buttered rye bread garnished with a wide variety of toppings. The hearty rye bread is housemade and we source our produce and groceries as locally as we can, except the imported Danish butter.

This month's menu:

Sild: Pickled herring, Moore Family hen egg, pickled beet stems

Triptych: Blue Cheese, Triptych Brewing Blueberry Blonde soft jam, granola

Hanssen: Olive-oil confit Blue Moon potatoes, Blue Moon arugula, garlic (white anchovy on request)

Gravadlax: Cured organic Irish salmon, mustard-dill sauce, "everything" crumble

Leverpostej: The Urbana Butcher Shop braunswiger, onion, mustardseed caviar, parsely, potato chips

Each plate will cost $5-8 and we donate a dollar from each smørrebrød to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank

That's a great deal. If you need further convincing, check out our article about the last one.


Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian coming to Illini Union

Love the World Wide Web? Love random things on the internet? Then you're most likely familiar with one of the most visited websites on the globe, Reddit, aka "the front page of the internet". 

Reddit co-founder Alexis Oharian is planning a visit to the Illini Union next week on Tuesday, February 18th from 5-7 p.m. on his book tour. Check out all the information at the Facebook event.