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WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana Apr. 18 – Apr. 23

Listen to Kimberly Schofield and Adelyn Mui talk about weekend events on IPM News AM 580 and FM 90.9 – Wednesdays at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m., and Thursdays at 5:44 p.m.

Ebertfest at Virginia Theatre
       Date & Time: Thursday, April 18th – Saturday, April 20th
       Location: Virginia Theatre, downtown Champaign
       Details: Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ebertfest, founded by Roger Ebert, featuring films deserving of a second look.

The Spurlock Gala: Night at the Museum at Spurlock Museum
       Date & Time: Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
       Location: Spurlock Museum, Urbana
       Details: Dress to impress for an evening of culture, connection, and creativity at the Spurlock Gala.

CASCaDe: an Arts-Science Celebration at Krannert Center
       Date & Time: Friday, April 19th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana
       Details: Experience the launch of CASCaDe with performances, student work, and exploration of the quantum world.

16th Annual Fairy Tale Ball at Urbana Free Library
       Date & Time: Friday, April 19th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
       Location: Urbana Free Library
       Details: Join an evening of stories, crafts, games, and entertainment at the Fairy Tale Ball for all ages.

Goth Prom at Rose Bowl Tavern
       Date & Time: Friday, April 19th, 8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
       Location: Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
       Details: Enjoy vendors, performers, DJs, and dancing at Goth Prom, featuring Pink Diamond, Na’amah Mars, & Magic Miss Elle.

Old Skool Brunch at Neil St Blues
       Date & Time: Saturday, April 20th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
       Location: Neil St Blues, Champaign
       Details: Support YWCA’s programs with a brunch and R&B singalong at Old Skool Brunch.

Urbana High School Bands 100th Anniversary Alumni Concert
       Date & Time: Saturday, April 20th, 7:00 p.m.
       Location: Urbana High School Gymnasium
       Details: Celebrate the 100th Anniversary with an alumni concert at Urbana High School.

Earth Day: Planet vs. Plastics at Spurlock Museum
       Date & Time: Sunday, April 21st, 1:00 p.m.
       Location: Spurlock Museum, Urbana
       Details: Join conversations about sustainable textiles and reducing plastic usage at Earth Day event.

Beatles Night 2024 at Boomerangs
       Date & Time: Sunday, April 21st, 3:00 p.m.
       Location: Boomerangs, Urbana
       Details: Enjoy a fundraiser featuring six bands playing Beatles music at Beatles Night 2024.

An Evening with Tyler James Williams at Illini Union
       Date & Time: Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
       Location: Illini Union, Urbana
       Details: Join Tyler James Williams for an evening of conversation. Free with i-card!

Culturetalk with Joy Harjo and Jenny L. Davis at Krannert Center
       Date & Time: Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
       Location: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center, Urbana
       Details: Explore culture with Joy Harjo and Jenny L. Davis at Culturetalk event.

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