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

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.

EQ’s First Benefit Event at The Space
       Date & Time: Thursday, January 25th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
       Location: The Space, Downtown Champaign
       Details: Join EQ’s first benefit event for an evening of drag, belly dancing, violin, and a virtual art auction featuring local drag star Spank Knightly.

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at Krannert Center
       Date & Time: Thursday, January 25th, 7:30 p.m.
       Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana
       Details: Acclaimed songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin in an intimate acoustic performance, swapping songs and stories.

Usual Girls opens at Station Theatre
        Date & Time: Thursday, January 25th, 7:30 p.m. (Runs through February 4th)
        Location: Station Theatre, Urbana
        Details: A biting comedy chronicling the complexities of growing up as an Asian-American female, recommended for ages 18+.

Live Music: Clayton Burke Band and Hunter Peebles & The Moonlighters at Rose Bowl Tavern
        Date & Time: Friday, January 26th, 8:30 p.m.
        Location: Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
        Details: Enjoy live music by Clayton Burke Band and Hunter Peebles & The Moonlighters at Rose Bowl Tavern.

Live Music: Dalton Halls Band at Golden Nugget Casino
        Date & Time: Friday, January 26th, 9:00 p.m.
        Location: Golden Nugget Casino, Danville
        Details: Soul and groove music by Dalton Halls Band.

Live Theater: Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Red Mask Players
        Date & Time: Friday, January 26th, 7:30 p.m. (Runs through February 4th)
        Location: Kathryn Randolph Theater, Danville
        Details: A comedy featuring Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904.

The Festival of Maidens at Illini Union (University of Illinois campus)
        Date & Time: Saturday, January 27th, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
        Location: Illini Union, University of Illinois
        Details: Held by the Society for Creative Anachronism – Crafters green, bardic performances, armored combat, rapier combat, and royalty court.

Live Music: Branford Marsalis Quartet at Krannert Center
        Date & Time: Saturday, January 27th, 7:30 p.m.
        Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana
        Details: Saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his quartet present a range of original compositions and jazz classics.

SERVED: A Drag Brunch at Holiday Inn
        Date & Time: Sunday, January 28th, 10:00 a.m.
        Location: Holiday Inn, Champaign
        Details: Drag brunch buffet with performances of iconic Broadway songs hosted by JUST SUE with DJ LU LU.

3rd Annual Black History Month Kickoff Event at Dr. Preston Williams Elementary School
        Date & Time: Sunday, January 28th, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
        Location: Dr. Preston Williams Elementary School, Urbana
        Details: Annual event honoring Janice Mitchell with performances, activities, a book giveaway, Black Inventors Display, and more.

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