Summer is gone but the list of things to do for grownups in Champaign-Urbana isn’t. We’ve compiled some of those things that can make your day just a little more fun in October.
Line Dancing Night at Rose Bowl Tavern: Kick up your heels Oct. 6 at Urbana’s Rose Bowl Tavern on Line Dancing Night. (You needn’t know how to line dance; they’ll teach you!) No cover charge.
Stand up comedian Nick Guerra: He’s been on Comedy Central, HBO and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Nick Guerra will perform on Oct. 21 at Yellow & Co. in Mahomet. Proceeds benefit Crisis Nursery.
Pups N Pints Barktoberfest: Pour Bros. in Champaign will host Cunningham Children’s Home’s monthly dog-friendly social. Hang out on the patio with you pooch and some beer and enjoy a fine C-U Sunday afternoon on Oct. 16.
Beer and Yoga: Want to drink beer in yoga pants? Here’s your chance. For $10 per person, enjoy a one-hour, all-levels class at Riggs Beer Company (beer is extra) on Oct. 16. Drop-ins are welcome but registration is recommended, as spots are limited to 35.
New to C-U Mixer at the Rose Bowl Tavern: The Chambana Welcome Crew — part of Visit Champaign County — welcomes those who have moved to C-U since 2020 with free food and live music at the Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana on Oct. 19. Get a chance to network with others who are in the same boat.
Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Virginia Theatre: Check out a classic film in a classic venue. Tickets are $7 for the Oct. 20 showing of the 1975 cult hit, which is sure to put you in the mood for Halloween.
PechaKucha Night, Spooky Stories: PechaKucha nights feature people using 20 sliders, 20 seconds per slide, format for a concise presentation. This night, Oct. 28 (7 p.m.) at Urbana’s Broadway Food Hall, features spooky stories. If you have one to tell, you can apply to present through Oct. 11 here.
Darkness Underground Presents Halloween Party: The Darkness Underground will be celebrating its favorite holiday with a costume party at the Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana on Oct. 30. DJs will offer up spooky tunes to keep you dancing, while other festivities will keep you in a festive mood from 6 p.m. until midnight. Details here.