Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Weekly Wednesday Meltdown

Don't have a meltdown!

Here is something to do to forget how rough your humpday was:

Picture you and your pomaded (or pony-tailed) sweetie sitting at the malt shop sharing a giant shake with two straws. You've put a nickel into the jukebox and are hearing your favorite song. I know, this probably happens at least once a week so it is easy to imagine.
tsk tsk, johnny! we're sharing the shake and shake alone...

Now imagine that same scenario, but when you put the nickel in the jukebox two dudes with guitars magically fly out of the machine and start playing and singing the song live for you! Talk about dreams coming true!!

Tonight, go to 301 Mongolia in Downtown Champaign to live out this fantasy. The Live Jukebox Show featuring David Howie* and friends will be playing any song outta the book for you tonight between 6-8pm! 301 N Neil Street, Champaign. Be there!

*David is out of commission! Katie Flynn (you've seen here on here before when promoting Cody & the Gateway Drugs) and Gordon Wilson will be filling in. The show must go on!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Weekly Wednesday Meltdown

Don't have a midweek meltdown!

Here is something to do to forget about how rough your hump day was:


Feed horses! The SHARE organization needs your help. They rescue mistreated and undernourished horses and rehabilitate them. They then care for them until they are adopted. In the afternoons, they need help feeding/refilling water for the 30+ horses that are under their care.

awwwww if THIS doesn't cheer you up, what will??

That is where you come in! They only need the work of 2 volunteers each day, but as they say on their posting on, "The more the merrier!". You may contact them at or sign up for a shift here.

The deets:
Help needed: Today (and every day), 4:30-5:30pm
No special skills needed.
AND if you are looking for something to do Saturday night.... head to Mike N Molly's! My wonderful husband's band (well ONE of them..) is playing a benefit for a kitty. Also, they are an amazing band.
Art by Paul Hughes
 See them perform Saturday, Feb 23. Show starts at 9pm, they play around 11. Susie & the Shy Guys

While you're there, wish the upright bass player a happy birthday and buy him a shot.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Weekly Wednesday Meltdown

Don't have a meltdown!

Here is something to do to forget about how rough your humpday was: 

Visit Krannert Center for the Performing Arts tonight to see Student Playwrights Outreach Theatre. 
"Student Playwrights Outreach Theatre (SPOT) is a collaborative effort between the UI Department of Theatre and Booker T. Washington Elementary School. Each year, fourth- and fifth-grade students write stories that the SPOT team adapts into short plays. SPOT is always full of high-energy performances and audience interactions. Both children and adults are sure to be entertained.", from Krannert's website.

This sounds super fun, and is free! I see it as an inspiring and fun-filled way to spend pre-Valentine's with your kids or sweetie.

Details: Wed, Feb 13, 7pm, free @ Krannert (500 S. Goodwin, Urbana), Foellinger Great Hall

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Weekly Wednesday Meltdown

Don't have a meltdown! 


Here is something to do to forget about how terrible your hump day was.
Eat sushi for a good cause!

Kofusion is hosting dine&donate, a fundraising program to benefit Crisis Nursery. Simply eat at Kofusion any time today and 20% of your bill will be donated! If you've never been to Kofusion, you'll love it for its swanky atmosphere and delicious sushi. Not a  sushi fan? They have other sides and entres that are just as awesome. Check out their menu here. Located on the corner of Neil and Main.