Weekend: November 11-13: Culture: Smile Politely


friday november 11

Jewelery shop, The Idea Store, 12 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., free admission

This is your last chance to shop The Idea Store’s semi-annual jewelry sale, Jewelry Jackpot. The sale will continue until Sunday. No tickets are needed, but they limit space to eight shoppers at a time, so you may have to wait in a small line. They have a wide range of items, most of them very inexpensive. You will also find special pieces of fine jewelry. Discover our taste to know everything about the sale. (JM)

Learn to make tamales, Zoom with IAS Library, 2 p.m., free

Join chef Sandra Juanita Gutierrez as she cooks tamales live on The International Cooking Show. The live cooking show is hosted by the International and Area Studies Library on Zoom. Read our interview with chef Gutierrez and organizers published on Wednesday and register to attend. (A B)

Photo taken from the Rose Bowl Tavern Facebook page.

Listen to exciting indie musicRose Bowl Tavern, 9 p.m., $10 av, $15 door

OTNES brings the perfect blend of pop and indie rock to the Rose Bowl for a local show. Joining them are folk psych rockers Primitive Lights and rock band The Tomblands. OTNES also just released a cover of “go the distanceby Hercules, and was featured as part of Disney’s “Reimagine Tomorrow,” which aims to amplify underrepresented voices. (NA)

Saturday November 12

three handcrafted silver rings with organic twists and curves on a black background.
Photo from the Craft League of CU Facebook page.

Buy it Champaign-Urbana Craft League Annual Art FairSavoy Rec Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free admission

Celebrating its 39th year, the CLCU fair showcases the work of local artists and makers working in basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography and woodworking. The above rings from Beverly Fagan would make a great holiday gift, or better yet, a well-deserved gift to yourself. Also open on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DD)

Do yoga in a barthen have a beer, Collective Pour, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., $20 (tickets here)

Katie Legner will guide you through a one-hour yoga session for all levels, so if you’re a beginner in yoga, that’s okay. Bring a good attitude, a yoga mat, and any other props you need or might need. The ticket includes a beer for after class. (JH)

On a handmade white plate, summer sausage is sliced ​​and beautifully arranged alongside grainy mustard and pickles.  Photo by Cailtlin Aylmer.Photo by Cailtin Aylmer.

Fly in for a plate of summer sausages, Ladro Enoteca, 2-10 p.m., $12

This week, Caitlin A. Reviews Ladro Enoteca Wine Bar & Bottle Shop. She loved summer sausages, gritty mustard and pickles to share from Ladro Enoteca, and she also loved burrata. At Ladro Enoteca, sip wine by the glass, the fantastic G+T revolving or a cold beer while enjoying snacks to share. (A B)

Photo by Jovanka Novakovic.

Listen to beautiful pianoKrannert Center, 7:30 p.m., $40

The always wonderful Sinfonia da Camera will perform Rimsky-Korsakov, Walker and Dvořák, with acclaimed pianist Rochelle Sennett joining the group. She will perform a piece by George Walker, celebrating the 100th birthday of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American composer. Walker was the first black person to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music. (SW)

sunday november 13

Explore Paper Crafts at the Spurlock Museum, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., free

As part of their Spurlock Sunday initiative and in conjunction with the E2E2Re Eco-Culture-Arts Projects, this event (and the next two) will focus on the art of paper reuse. Does anyone have any handmade recycled Christmas presents? (DD)

Take the kids to a WILL Party, Campbell Hall, 2-4 p.m., free

WILL-TV celebrated its 100th anniversary year round, and now they’re inviting kids. Their afternoon celebration is best suited for children ages 3-10, and there will be interactive activities, goodie bags, a movie, and treats. Space is limited so Reserve your place now. (JM)

A Thanksgiving dinner table seen from above.  On the wooden table are two different types of rolls, a roast turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing and green beans.  Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

Make your plans for Thanksgiving, your home, all weekend, prices vary

Do you have plans in place for Thanksgiving (if celebrating)? Have you ordered your turkey? Do you need to order desserts? What about bread and alcohol? Do you have any COVID tests to do before getting together with a large group, or to give to that family member who insists it’s “just allergies”? Now is the time to figure it out. (JH)


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