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Corkscrew Gala Wine Tasting Wednesday

The 5th Annual Gala Wine Tasting to benefit the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum is this Wednesday, September 18 at the Krannert Performing Arts Center. Per the eventbrite website:  

Welcome the crisp chill of autumn with the warmth of good friends, spectacular surroundings, and samplings of more than 200 offerings by over 30 vendors featuring select vineyards from around the world. Arrive early to receive the VIP treatment, complete with live music and delightful hors d’oeuvres sure to please your palette. Every ticket holder will receive a crystal souvenir glass. All proceeds, including a percentage of wine sales, directly benefit our community through funding programs at the Orpheum.

Guests will also enjoy bidding on hand-selected auction items from both wine vendors and favorite local establishments. Wine pre-orders will be available at the event. The event is at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL. More information is available by calling 217-352-5895.

Purchase tickets at the door, or in advance 3 ways:
Orpheum, 346 N. Neil Street, Downtown Champaign
Corkscrew, 203 N. Vine, Urbana (cash or checks only)
Online at

VIP exclusive hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m., $30 per person
General admission from 5:30-8:30 p.m., $20 per person


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