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WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana May. 02 – May. 05

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.

Urbana High School Presents: Kala: A Musical Faerie Tale
       Date & Time: Thursday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m.
       Location: Urbana High School, Cobb Auditorium, Urbana
       Details: Witness Max and his friends in this musical tale as they battle against an evil force to save the world.

Chicago: The Musical at the State Farm Center
       Date & Time: Thursday, May 2nd, 7:30 p.m.
       Location: State Farm Center, Champaign
       Details: Experience the timeless tale of fame, fortune, and jazz in this classic musical.

SuperState Concert Band Festival at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
       Date & Time: Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
       Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana
       Details: Enjoy performances by middle school and high school bands from across the state. Free and open to the public.

Bluebell Festival: A Folk School Fundraiser at Allerton Park and Recreation Center
       Date & Time: Friday, May 3rd, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Continues May 4th and 5th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Location: Allerton Park and Recreation Center, Monticello
       Details: Join the community event featuring plant sale, vendor fair, craft demonstrations, and live music.

First Fridays Summer Concert Series at Paxton Main Street
       Date & Time: Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
       Location: Veterans Square, Paxton Main Street, Paxton
       Details: Enjoy outdoor concerts and concessions featuring the Everingham-Pittman Band playing classic rock hits.

2024 Spring Musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Franklin Steam Academy
       Date & Time: Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 6:30 p.m.
       Location: Franklin Steam Academy, Champaign
       Details: Watch the family-friendly musical performed by 6th, 7th, and 8th graders showcasing their talent and hard work.

Swan Lake by the Champaign Urbana Ballet at The Virginia Theatre
       Date & Time: Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
       Location: The Virginia Theatre, Champaign
       Details: Experience Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece brought to life by the Champaign Urbana Ballet.

Urbana Free Library presents Tango for All: The Soul of Argentine Tango
       Date & Time: Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
       Location: Urbana Free Library, Urbana
       Details: Enjoy a family-friendly concert featuring Argentine tango music and learn about its essence.

Urbana Poet Laureate Celebration at Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
       Date & Time: Sunday, May 5th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
       Location: Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, Urbana
       Details: Join the celebration honoring Urbana’s Poet Laureate with poetry readings, music, art, and more.

Mutt Strut 2024 at Friendship Grove in Crystal Lake Park
       Date & Time: Sunday, May 5th, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       Location: Friendship Grove, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana
       Details: Celebrate dogs with food, games, contests, and a celebratory dog-walk organized by Champaign County Humane Society and Triptych Brewing.

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