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.
Thanks to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for presenting this month’s date night ideas. Visit the Krannert website to explore the list of entertainment choices for a fun March outing!
Dueling Pianos: Visit the Cadillac in Paxton on March 2 for an entertaining show of dueling pianos, completely interactive, with the piano-playing vocalists taking song requests that leaves no genre, decade or artist off limits! Get the details here.
Bruce Hornsby at Krannert Center: Hornsby, a 13-time Grammy nominee, joins musicians yMusic to perform March 7 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Women’s History Month SPEAK Cafe: SPEAK stands for Song, Poetry, Art and Knowledge. It is an open-mic public performance at Krannert Art Museum by local artist Shaya Robinson, featuring guest performers and welcoming all to the mic. March 7 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Silent Sky at Staerkel Planetarium: The true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt takes center stage during Women’s History Month at Parkland’s Staerkel Planetarium. Multiple shows March 7-10.
Past Lives at the Virginia Theatre: The Arthouse Experience Film Series highlights Past Lives, a 2023 movie about two childhood friends who are reunited for one fateful week. March 8 at 7 p.m.
Afternoon of Beer and Cheese: Hurry — don’t delay — to sign up for the beer and cheese tasting at Riggs Beer Company in Urbana on March 10. This is a ticketed event with limited availability.
Hillel Purim Drag Show: Join the Queer community, allies, your Jewish friends and more for a drag-inspired retelling of the Purim story. The event is hosted at The Canopy Club on March 21 with all profits going to Uniting Pride.
Artists Against AIDS VIP Event: The March 22-23 event at the Independent Media Center in Urbana features a collection of art for a good cause. To make it more special, get the VIP package ($50) for the March 22 reception, which includes two drink tickets, appetizers, dessert, access to priority viewing of the art and live entertainment.
Hasan Minhaj: Off with His Head Tour: One of the top comedians today takes on subjects like politics, parenting and therapy “with irreverent wit and insight” at the Virginia Theatre on March 24. Reserved seats start at $49.50.
Adult Easter Egg Hunt: Pretend you’re a kid again! The Nite Lite Egg Pursuit for ages 18 and up gives you a chance to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. The March 29 event takes place at Dodds Park in Champaign.