Thank you to The Place for Kids with Autism for sponsoring #chambanawithoutkids in November. The Place for Children with Autism is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin at its new location in Urbana’s Lincoln Square Mall at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The opening of the new center is the result of requests from parents in the community for an alternative to public schooling that is inclusive to their children’s needs. The center’s website is readily accepting applicants and assisting with insurance verification.Click here or call (224) 436-0788.
Is the stress of the crazy holiday season starting to set in? Before the endless string of engagements and festivities begins, carve out some time for you and your spouse, partner, or friends!
Whether you’re looking for a date-night atmosphere or just a fun night out with friends, we’ve rounded up a list of the top places for adults to go in Champaign-Urbana and beyond in November.
98 Degrees, REO Speedwagon at the Virginia: It’s a big month at the Virginia Theatre, but the highlight is the return of Champaign-born band REO Speedwagon on Nov. 10. Get your tickets now before they’re gone. (And don’t forget about 98 Degrees on Nov. 28, among other highlights.)
Comedy Night at Alto Vineyards: Erik Scott and Alex Dragicevich are the headliners for Nov. 2 event at one of our favorite Champaign venues. Tickets are $15.
Itzhak Perlman at Krannert Center: The great Itzhak Perlman — and we do mean great — performs at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 10 to highlight the center’s November schedule. The legendary violinist will perform with Rohan De Silva on piano.
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: The Parkland Theatre presents a comedy about murders, secret identities and the golden age of Broadway. Multiple performances between Nov. 8-18. Adult tickets are $15.
Thursday Night Trivia at JT Walker’s Brewery: Bring your group of one to six to enjoy an evening of fun questions, great food/drinks, and plenty of laughs at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. Winning team wins a prize. First and second place win prizes and third place gets to choose a category for the following week. Every Thursday in November.
Feudin’ Hillbillys at the City Center: The Feudin’ Hillbillys have been entertaining fans across the Midwest for 12 years, and now they’re ready to celebrate at Champaign’s City Center on Nov. 10. They have performed with Luke Bryan (twice), Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell and other stars. Tickets are $10.
Chris Lake at The Canopy Club: The English house music producer and DJ has credits on several Billboard chart toppers, a platinum record and a Grammy nomination. He’s at the Canopy Club in Champaign at 9 p.m. on Nov. 8. Tickets are $20-22 in advance.
Free Solo at the Art Theatre: If you don’t know who Alex Hannold is, prepare to be amazed. His incredible skill and fearlessness allow him to scale a vertical cliff as high as 3,200 feet in “free solo” — that is, without ropes or a harness. The film, winner of multiple film festival awards, tracks his life and accomplishments with stunning camerawork from National Geographic. Starts Nov. 2.
Illinois men’s basketball season opener: Yes, the Illini are picked to finish near the bottom of the Big Ten. But this year’s roster experienced massive turnover, so this is a chance to get an early look at a bevy of newcomers. It’s against Evansville (picked to finish at the bottom of the Missouri Valley Conference) so the Illini should get a season-opening win. Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
Illini volleyball ’80s Night: So if you take your ticket stub from the Nov. 8 basketball game to Huff Hall the next night, you’ll get in free! Not a bad deal. It’s ’80s Night, so dress up in your favorite ’80s clothes and watch the nationally ranked Illini whip Rutgers.