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August 2017

Total Eclipse at the Vines

August 18, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Join us at Orlandini Vineyard for the best spot to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse August 18th,19th, 20th - Tasting room open to the public - Live Music Daily - St. Nicholas Brewing Company - Food available for purchase - Eclipse eyewear available for purchase Sunday August 20th: Tickets Required The Eclipse Ball - 6:30pm – 11pm - Formal Attire, Live DJ, Dinner, Dancing, Cocktails Monday August 21st – Eclipse Day - 10am – 5pm - Tickets Required - Vineyard…

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Eclipse Events at Carbondale Community Arts

August 18, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 PM UTC-6

In celebration of the rich talent in southern Illinois, Carbondale Community Arts presents the exhibition LOCALITY. On view from July 5 - September 1 at Artspace 304, this salon-style exhibition highlights our region’s artists and craftspeople of all ages, illustrating diversity of style, technique, media, and concept. This exhibition provides an opportunity to experience southern Illinois visual arts in totality. Visit Artspace 304 the weekend before the eclipse, August 18-20, 11AM-5PM, to participate in an eclipse themed art activity and…

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Film: Platypossum

August 18, 2017 @ 7:00 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 7 pm, admission is free.

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Sinister House

August 18, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - August 21, 2017 @ 11:59 PM UTC-6
$15

Come visit Sinister House during the eclipse weekend a haunted attraction in Southern Illinois featuring state of the art props, detailed sets, and terrifying characters throughout. Open Friday, August 18 through Monday, August 21 8 PM to Midnight. Sinister House is a highly intense haunted attraction located just a few miles outside of Carbondale off N. Reed Station Rd. Discover the terror that lurks in the backwoods of Southern Illinois and find out why we are a must-see haunted house.…

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Native American Indian Festival During Solar Eclipse Weekend

August 19, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Little Grassy United Methodist Camp (LGC), 8 miles south of Carbondale, Illinois, is located very near the center line of the total solar eclipse that will be over southern Illinois August 21, 2017. In celebration of this event, LGC is hosting a Native American Indian Festival that weekend. Starting at noon on Saturday, August 19th and continuing till about 11 am Monday, August 21, there will be Native American Indian ceremonies of both traditional and religious nature. There will be…

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Park, Walk and Picnic at First Presbyterian

August 19, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - August 21, 2017 @ 5:00 PM UTC-6

Presbyterian Church, 310 South University,  adjacent to Route 13. 1.5 miles to SIUC, 1/2 mile to Market Place and restaurants. Perfect place for Eclipse View with BYO picnic on the grass.                  Saturday       8am-10pm                  Sunday         10am-10pm                  Monday        8am-----    $20 per day donation will support the Women's Center

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Historic Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome Home Tours

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 PM UTC-6
Bucky Dome, 407 S Forest Ave
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
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Free – $5

Visit the R. Buckminster "Bucky" and Anne Hewlett Fuller Geodesic Dome Home in which they lived while Bucky was a professor at Southern Illinois University in the Design Department.  The Dome is moving along in the process of restoration into a home museum which will document their time in Carbondale and further spread knowledge of Bucky's brilliant, compassionate, futuristic thinking to the world that needs it.  Tours will be hosted Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.…

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Fuller Future Fest Presentation: “Livingry”

August 19, 2017 @ 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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Zenen Zeferino and friends at Sabor De Mel Brazilian Restaurant

August 20, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM UTC-6
Free

The Encuentro de Jaraneros of the Midwest in Carbondale, IL is part of a transnational music festival that features Son Jarocho - a 350-year-old genre of Mexican folk music born out of the interweaving of African, Spanish, and Native-American cultures. On Sunday the 20th Sabor De Mel Brazilian restaurant, on The Strip, will host a dinner performance by master jaranero Zenen Zeferino from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. On Monday the 21st join us at Lenus Turley Park for a total eclipse of traditional music both before…

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Blue Sky Vineyard

August 21, 2017

In celebration, we are planning a three-day event complete with Self Contained Camper parking, food, music, and even a special-label release wine! Truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Bring the kids, or share the experience with that special someone. More information will be forthcoming, so keep checking back for updates!

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