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WILL Call: What’s happening in Champaign-Urbana this weekend?

Look below for information on arts and entertainment around central Illinois. Click on the location to connect to the event organizers. If you have an arts or entertainment event in central Illinois coming up, please email us at willnewsroom@illinois.edu. Listen to Kimberly Schofield and Owen Henderson talk about weekend events on IPM News AM 580 and FM 90.9Wednesdays at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m., and Thursdays at 5:44 p.m.



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August 25 weekend

Auditions for Mac Beth and Zombie Prom

Parkland College Theatre, Champaign


Dan Kusaya

Riggs Beer Company, Urbana

Leafless Trees

Analog Wine Library, Urbana

Sweet Corn Circus

Town of Normal


Auditions for WROL and House of Desires

The Station Theatre, Urbana

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

The Rose Bown Tavern, Urbana


Market at the Square

Illinois & Vine Streets, Urbana


 Costume and Prop Sale

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana





An Evening with Nick Offerman

Foellinger Auditorium, Urbana




August 18 weekend

Movie Night: “The Emperor’s New Groove”

Allerton Park & Retreat Center, Monticello

Lunchtime Concert featuring Jean-René Balekita

Lake House in Crystal Lake Park, Urbana


Carle at the Fields, Champaign

Pedal The Preserves

Kickapoo Rail Trail, Champaign County

August 11 weekend

“The Little Mermaid” film showing on Summer Films on the Quad

Main Quad at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

The Doobie Brothers, Alanis Morissette, REO Speedwagon

Grandstand at Illinois State Fair, Springfield

Mola Magic

Spurlock Museum, Urbana


Perseid meteor shower watch at 38th annual Astronomy Jamboree

Friends Creek Conservation Area, Argenta


“Ride The Cyclone: The Musical”

The Station Theatre, Urbana

The Village  People

Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater, Decatur


Perseid meteor shower watch

Sugar Creek Shelter, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Penfield


“My Little Titus Andronicus”

Twin City Theatre Company

Prairie Crossroads Blue Society

Bunny’s Tavern,  Urbana



August 4 weekend

“Ride The Cyclone: The Musical”

The Station Theatre, Urbana

Reggae with Colt Ball & Friends and Gizzae

Allerton Park Concert Series, Monticello

Summer Prairie Skies & Solar Superstorms

Staerkel Planetarium, Parkland College

Meet the Critters

Middle Fork Forest Preserve, Penfield


“The Music Man”

The Virginia Theatre, Champaign

Ngoma Africa Ensemble, The Brother Brothers

Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana


28th Annual Run Mahomet 13.1M, 10K, 5K


“My Little Titus Andronicus”

Twin City Theatre Company


Hessel Park Free Concert, Champaign




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