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We love our kids but who doesn’t need an adult night out on the town every once in a while to remind us that being a grownup can be fun!
Whether you’re looking for a date-night atmosphere or just a fun afternoon with friends, we’ve rounded up a list of the top places for adults to go in Champaign-Urbana in March.
“You Can’t Take It With You” — The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company opens its 2018 season on March 3 with classic, award-winning stage comedy at Parkland College Theatre’s Second Stage. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended.
The Godfather at Savoy 16 — One of the most iconic films in history will be shown on the Savoy 16 IMAX for two showings on March 4. Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, it features Marlin Brando, James Caan and Al Pacino, among others.
Coaches vs. Cancer Lady Legends — Your favorite performers of the C-U music scene will perform March 6 at The City Center with the benefits going to Coaches vs. Cancer/American Cancer Society. On the lineup: Kathy Harden, Michele Osterbur Smith, Lori Simon, Joni Dreyer, Dody Cosmedy, Chrissy Sparks and Cindy Peddycoart Crawford.
March Social at Broadway Food Hall — C-U’s only food hall, located in downtown Urbana, is offering free appetizers and a chance to sample the food of their five unique food concepts under one roof on March 7.
Bear and the Unreliable Bestiary — Hosted by Allerton Park and Retreat Center on March 8, this one-man show is part storytelling, part cinematic documentation, part TEDtalk. Deke Weaver creates 26 full-length pieces, one for every letter of the alphabet, with each letter represented by an endangered animal or habitat.
A Big Month at Virginia Theatre — Wow, plenty of good stuff to choose from at the Virginia this month. It starts March 1 with the inimitable comedic stylings of Ron White, and also includes Look Both Ways Before Talking, presented by The Second City, on March 10; Pecha Kucha Night on March 24; Dwight Yoakam with Brandy Clark on March 28 and “Weird” Al Yankovic, with special guest Emo Phillips, on March 30.
Mark Morris Dance Group — With the Silk Road Ensemble, the Mark Morris Dance Group will present Layla and Manjun, a classic story of love well-known across many Middle Eastern and sub-continental cultures, at Krannert Center March 8-9. (Note: Yo-Yo Ma will not be performing with the Silk Road Ensemble.)
Silent Sky at Station Theatre — You might have heard that the theatre in Urbana faced some recent hardship — car, meet building — but the good folks have rebounded, and you can still catch this empowering tale of women in science through March 3. There’s also another production that begins on March 22, but we’ll let you discover that one on your own. (Hint: The title of the play is another name for a rooster.)
VOICE Reading Series — Readings of new poetry and fiction are featured by authors in the creative writing MFA program at Illinois. March 29 at Krannert Art Museum.
Nite Lite Egg Pursuit — The only thing more fun than hunting for eggs: Hunting for eggs at night. Grab your flashlight and search for eggs filled with prizes at Hessel Park on March 30.