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WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana Jan. 18 – Jan. 21

Look below for information on arts and entertainment around central Illinois. Listen to Kimberly Schofield and Owen Henderson 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.

Screening of “Return of the Jedi” at Virginia Theatre
      Date & Time: Thursday, January 18th, 7:00 p.m.
      Location: Virginia Theatre, Champaign
      Details: Join the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Experience the galactic event with Stormtroopers, photo ops, trivia, giveaways, and more!

“Mrs. Krishnan’s Party” at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
      Date & Time: Thursday, January 18th, 7:30 p.m. (Runs through Saturday)
      Location: Krannert Center, Urbana
      Details: Explore the drama unfolding in Mrs. Krishnan’s corner shop during a unique party experience. A juggling act of cooking, music, and guests in Krannert’s Studio Theatre.

Live Music: The Blues Deacons at Huber’s West End Store
      Date & Time: Friday, January 19th, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
      Location: Huber’s West End Store, Champaign
      Details: Enjoy live blues by The Blues Deacons at Huber’s for an evening of soulful music.

Live Music: The Thomas Brothers at Fieldhouse
      Date & Time: Friday, January 19th, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
      Location: Fieldhouse, Monticello
      Details: Beau and Wade Thomas from Ole 47 with an acoustic set at Fieldhouse.

Flatlands Dance Film Festival
      Date & Time: Friday, January 19th, 7:00 p.m.
      Location: Spurlock Museum, Urbana
      Details: A showcase of Dance Cinema, exploring the intersections between filmmaking and dance. Awards presented to Festival Winner and Audience Award.

“One Night Only: A Celebration of Community Theatre” by CUTC
      Date & Time: Saturday, January 20th, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      Location: CityView, Champaign
      Details: Celebrate CUTC’s 2023 season with a silent auction, appetizers, awards, and an after-party at CityView.

Live Music: Jonny Vodka at Camouflage Bar and Grill
      Date & Time: Saturday, January 20th, 7:30 p.m.
      Location: Camouflage Bar and Grill, Decatur
      Details: Jonny Vodka covers classic rock hits at Camouflage Bar and Grill.

Live Music: Riders of the Golden Maize at Rose Bowl Tavern
      Date & Time: Sunday, January 21st, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Location: Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
      Details: Local band Riders of the Golden Maize with over 12 years of experience, playing a varied repertoire of rock and roll, bluegrass, and country hits.

Fierce & Frozen Drag Show at Canopy Club
      Date & Time: Sunday, January 21st, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Show starts at 7:00 p.m.)
      Location: Canopy Club, Urbana
      Details: Winter fashion and drag show with a fashion contest involving the audience. 

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