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August 2017

Fuller Future Fest

August 18 - August 20
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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Free

The walls of The Varsity Center will be adorned with hundreds of artifacts from Fuller Future Festival Director Brent Ritzel’s “Museum of Livingry,” one of the world’s most extensive collections of Buckminster Fuller and geodesic-related original artwork by local artists, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, magazine articles, books, pamphlets, collectibles, pop culture artifacts, signatures/autographs, ephemera, toys and games. More information about the Fuller Future Fest is available at www.fullerfuturefest.com.

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Film: Platypossum

August 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC-6
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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Free

World Debut of the Full-Length Feature Film “Platypossum” by Roger Trexler. This Horror/Comedy/Monster film features a number of familiar faces, negotiating their way through a Southern Illinois fracking boom with a hungry mutant beast on the loose. For more information see: www.facebook.com/Platypossum. Showtime at 6 pm, admission is free.

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Sun/Moon Stories

August 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM UTC-6
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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Free

Performance of winning entries from the Sun/Moon writing contest. Co-Sponsored by the Stage Company.

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WDBX Variety Show

August 19 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM UTC-6
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5

WDBX takes the stage of our Arnold Theater to record a special variety show event to be aired later that day on 91.1 FM. $5 admission.

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Art Vendors at The Varsity

August 19 @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM UTC-6
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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Free

We will host local art vendors on the sidewalk outside The Varsity Center.

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Fuller Future Fest Presentation: “Livingry”

August 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC-6
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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Free

The Fuller Future Festival will be hosting presentations regarding both Buckminster Fuller’s vision of “livingry” and his time in Carbondale. These presentations will take place on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 from 6-8 pm in The Varsity Gallery.

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The Bankesters LIVE at The Varsity Center

August 19 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM UTC-6
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$15 - $20

Join us August 19th at 7:30 pm as we welcome The Bankesters, part of our "Cool Eclipse Weekend" of events at The Varsity Center.

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A Night of Lunacy at The Varsity

August 19 @ 10:00 PM - August 20 @ 12:00 AM UTC-6
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$10 - $15

Comedy event with comedy troope iO Chicago on the Balcony Stage. $10/advance $15/door.

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Gallery Open

August 20 - August 21
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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Free

Gallery and bar opens at 11:00 am. Alcohol sales begin at noon, snacks and soft drinks also available for purchase.

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Film: Space Balls

August 20 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC-6
The Varsity Center, 418 S Illinois Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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$5

Film: Space Balls Admission $5

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