• News for Community

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    CARBONDALE – The Varsity is announcing the completed lineup for its new Thursday evening films. The Peripheral Film Series will focus on foreign films, documentaries, indies and out-of-the-mainstream movies. Screenings will be at 7 on Thursday evenings, beginning with the French film “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” this week, Feb. 7. The series runs for 10 weeks.Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    CARBONDALE – The Varsity will be showing movies that have been nominated for a 2019 Academy Award or that feature actors who have been nominated.Showtimes are 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available now at www.thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com and at the venue on the day of each screening when doors and the Varsity Bar open at 1:30. Advance tickets are not available at the venue before doors open ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Area residents can have their income tax preparation done for free this year at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, courtesy of a group of trained student volunteers. Beta Alpha Psi, an SIU College of Business honors accounting student organization, is once again sponsoring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in 2019 to assist low-and moderate-income ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    CARBONDALE – Jason Ringenberg is returning to Carbondale and will be joined by local musicians featured on his new record at a concert at The Varsity on Saturday, March 9.Ringenberg’s latest solo release, “Stand Tall” was recorded and co-produced by Mike Lescelius at Misunderstudios in Murphysboro and included local musicians Andrew Staff, Stace England, Robbie Stokes, Gary Gibula, Tom Miller, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the 2nd longest-running off-Broadway show in history.  It is a musical comedy presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play’s tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” Think Almost ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Carbondale Community Arts is thrilled to present the inaugural Plate & Platter: National Juried Ceramics Exhibition at Artspace 304, in collaboration with Curator Stephanie Dukat and SIU Carbondale School of Art and Design Ceramics area.  This year is the first in a biennial national juried exhibition held at Carbondale Community Art’s Artspace 304 that honors the the long tradition of ceramic ...read more
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    Friday, October 19, 2018
    In 2019, Polar Plunges will occur throughout Illinois (in 23 different locations) from February 15 until March 24. Dubbed the “coolest event of winter,” this popular fundraiser generates both money and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois and its various programs. The buzz of the Polar Plunge can be felt across the entire state; in fact, more than 500 million impressions were generated and 672 ...read more
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