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WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana Apr. 25 – Apr. 28

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.

Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Race Weekend                                                                                                                          Date & Time: Thursday, April 25th, through Saturday afternoon
        Location: Champaign
        Details: Experience various races including the Green Street Mile on Thursday at 7:30 a.m., the 5k on Friday at 7:30 a.m. and the 10k, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon on Saturday morning between 7:30 a.m and 8:00 a.m.  Information about race routes can be found here: https://illinoismarathon.com/course-info/ 

BraveSoul Movement Meet and Greet                                                                                                                                                  Date & Time: Thursday, April 25th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
        Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana
        Details: Meet the performers of BraveSoul Movement, a collaboration of Chicago’s street dance artists.

Almost, Maine at Centennial High School
        Date & Time: Opens Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 p.m.
        Location: Centennial High School, Champaign
        Details: Enjoy a romantic comedy comprised of nine short plays about love, loss, friendship, and hope.

Queer, Trans, & Bipoc Voices – Workshop and Open Mic
        Date & Time: Friday, April 26th, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
        Location: The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, Urbana
        Details: Join the open mic and writing workshop for BIPOC and LGBT+ Folx.

Little Shop of Horrors at Parkland College
        Date & Time: Friday, April 26th, 7:30 p.m.
        Location: Parkland College, Champaign
        Details: Don’t miss the final weekend of this production featuring Seymour, Audrey II, and a story of fame, fortune, and blood.

Defy Gravity’s Spring Showcase 2024
        Date & Time: Saturday, April 27th, 6:00 p.m.
        Location: Defy Gravity, Urbana
        Details: See performances in person or via livestream of students and instructors highlighting every skill and talent taught at DG.

The Claudettes with J’Lyn Hope at Rose Bowl Tavern
        Date & Time: Saturday, April 27th, Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Show starts at 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
        Location: Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
        Details: Enjoy an evening of indie pop and rock with The Claudettes and special guest J’Lyn Hope.

An Evening with David Sedaris at Virginia Theatre
        Date & Time: Sunday, April 28th, 7:00 p.m.
        Location: Virginia Theatre, Champaign
        Details: Join author and humorist David Sedaris for readings, recollections, live Q&A, and book signing.

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