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October 2012
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All events for October 2012
 

AsiaLENS: AEMS Documentary Film and Discussion Series

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

This series of public film screenings and lecture/discussion programs is organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) at the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. It is planned in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum. Guest scholars and members of the campus and local communities will introduce the films and lead post-screening audience discussions.

The film for October 9 is When China Met Africa.

For full film descriptions and trailers, visit AEMS.

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission
For further information, contact AEMS at (217) 333 - 9597 or

Around the World Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon. Some of this fall's activities are related to our "A World of Shoes" exhibit. A lot of fun is in store!

Location: Zahn Learning Center, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Cost: $2.00 donation per family member requested
For further information, contact Julia Robinson at (217) 265 - 0474 or

Around the World Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon. Some of this fall's activities are related to our "A World of Shoes" exhibit. A lot of fun is in store!

Location: Zahn Learning Center, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Cost: $2.00 donation per family member requested
For further information, contact Julia Robinson at (217) 265 - 0474 or

Grimm's Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales

Friday, October 19, 2012

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm with by listening to their tales as they were meant to be heard: as stories intended for adults. Storyteller Judith Heineman and musician Daniel Marcotte give you a new, bloodier perspective on your childhood fairy tales. Hear what you've been missing.

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 7:30 pm
Age: 12 and above
Cost: $8 adults, $6 students
For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or

Around the World Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon. Some of this fall's activities are related to our "A World of Shoes" exhibit. A lot of fun is in store!

Location: Zahn Learning Center, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Cost: $2.00 donation per family member requested
For further information, contact Julia Robinson at (217) 265 - 0474 or

"9 Chains..." Concert

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Illinois Japan Performing Arts Network (IJPAN) presents a performance of “9 Chains...” a new music and video composition by Gene Coleman. Drawing on modern Japanese architecture for his inspiration, Coleman’s pieces combine traditional Japanese and contemporary musical instruments into an original sound. The evening will also feature solo performances on the koto and sho (traditional Japanese string instruments), and a shorter composition by Coleman entitled “Tenchi.” The program will be performed by the Ensemble N_JP.

This event is free and open to everyone. IJPAN will webcast “9 Chains...” live on the IJPAN website (external link).

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 8:00 PM–9:30 PM
Cost: Free Admission

Gruesome, Gory, and Ghastly Ghosts and Ghouls

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Two ghost story concerts for Halloween will feature local favorite tellers Dan Keding, Kathe Brinkmann, and Kim Sheahan, as well as tellers from UIUC faculty, staff, and students, and members of the C-U Storytelling Guild. All donations and admission fees will support the Museum’s educational programs.

The afternoon family event will feature multicultural ghost stories. The stories will be most appropriate for children grades K–6. The children will leave with bags of candy to start their trick-or-treating off right.

Location: Ancient Mediterranean Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Cost: Suggested donation: $5
For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or

Stories from the Other Side

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Two ghost story concerts for Halloween will feature local favorite tellers Dan Keding, Kathe Brinkmann, and Kim Sheahan, as well as tellers from UIUC faculty, staff, and students, and members of the C-U Storytelling Guild. All donations and admission fees will support the Museum’s educational programs. The evening ghost story concert features tales with adult themes or heightened fear factors. It is for adults only (age 16 and above). Don’t worry—everyone still gets candy.

Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $8 adults, $6 students
For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244 - 3355 or

Around the World Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Parents and kids! Create, play, and learn together through crafts and activities from around the world. Arrive anytime between 9:30 and 11:30. The program ends at noon. Some of this fall's activities are related to our "A World of Shoes" exhibit. A lot of fun is in store!

Location: Zahn Learning Center, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:30 am–12:00 pm
Cost: $2.00 donation per family member requested
For further information, contact Julia Robinson at (217) 265 - 0474 or