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 January.
Thanks to the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation’s Chambana Welcome Crew for presenting today’s list. Chambana Welcome Crew is a program designed to help new and potential Champaign-Urbana area residents navigate their new home, connecting newcomers to a knowledgeable Ambassador serving as a community champion who can authentically share their stories about living and working here.
Yoga and Wine at Sleepy Creek Vineyards: Every Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. enjoy a drink and a downward dog pose at Sleepy Creek in Fairmount. $10 per class (drinks not included).
Open Mic Comedy at the Canopy Club: Every Monday there’s a free show of local comedy at the Canopy Club, where you can enjoy drink specials ($2 Tall Boys and $2 Wells) while taking in some laughs.
Wild Tales at The Arthouse Experience: Head to the Virginia Theatre on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. to view Wild Tales, a limited-release 2014 film that drew strong reviews and audience reaction.
New Souls Live at the Rose Bowl Tavern: One of our favorite bands will entertain at the Rose Bowl in Urbana from 8-11 p.m. on Jan. 21. Bring your own food; the Rose Bowl has the drinks. And make sure to spare some cash to tip the band; they’ll be worth it!
Pour Bros. Skeeball League: Remember Skeeball? Loved playing that game in younger days, and now you can get a team together to join a league at Pour Bros. in Champaign. The new league begins Jan. 25. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday leagues are available.
Tango Argentina at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts: Twelve of Argentina’s greatest tango dancers and musicians convene at the Colwell Playhouse Center for an evening of exciting, elegant, sensual dancing on Jan. 27. (Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required.)
Spring 2022 Public Opening Reception: Kick off the spring season at Krannert Art Museum by enjoying the new special exhibits, including Sacred Supernatural: Religion, Myth and Magic in European Prints, 1450-1900; and To Know the Fire: Pueblo Women Potters and the Shaping of History. Jan 27 from 5-7 p.m.
Illini hockey vs. Bradley: The Illini hockey team tackles Bradley it its final home game of the season at the University of Illinois Ice Arena at 9 p.m. on Jan. 28. Get your tickets early!
Champaign County Area Restaurant Week: The sixth-annual event is back in person for 2022, so if you’re so inclined, hit your favorite restaurant — or try out a new spot — to enjoy some of the area’s finest food. Check out special menus for the week. Begins Jan. 28.