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WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana May. 15 – May. 21

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.

Annual Spring Plant Sale by Sola Gratia Farm
       Date & Time: Wednesday, May 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Location: Sola Gratia Farm, Urbana
       Details: Browse farm-started vegetable, fruit, and herb plants, as well as flowers from Country Arbors Nursery. The sale runs through May 19th.

Girls Rock! CU Presents: Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps + The Hangovers at the Rose Bowl Tavern
       Date & Time: Thursday, May 16th, 8:30 p.m.
       Location: Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
       Details: Enjoy rock anthems and punky blues with a touch of twang performed by Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps + The Hangovers.

Lauren Grace live at Riggs in Urbana
       Date & Time: Friday, May 17th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
       Location: Riggs, Urbana
       Details: Experience the indie, folk, and rock sounds of singer/songwriter Lauren Grace.

Stay Outside + Emily How w/ Sitrus Sol at The Space in Champaign
       Date & Time: Friday, May 17th, 8:00 p.m.
       Location: The Space, Champaign
       Details: Enjoy explosive, alternative-leaning music by Stay Outside, Emily How, and Sitrus Sol.

Family Art Time! Build a Fairy Garden at The Crow in Champaign
       Date & Time: Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
       Location: The Crow, Champaign
       Details: Join in painting fairy homes with twigs, moss, flowers, pebbles, and leaves. Designed for ages 3-12.

True West Auditions at the Champaign Public Library
       Date & Time: Saturday, May 18th, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
       Location: Champaign Public Library, Champaign
       Details: Audition for Sam Shepard’s play “True West,” part of Twin City Theatre Company’s season.

Cat and Snack at the Lewis Auditorium at the Urbana Free Library
       Date & Time: Saturday, May 18th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
       Location: Urbana Free Library, Urbana
       Details: Enjoy cat videos, books, crafts, snacks, and meet adoptable cats from Hospice Hearts.

Toast to Taylor Street Downtown Block Party Series in downtown Champaign
       Date & Time: Saturday, May 18th, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
       Location: Downtown Champaign
       Details: Experience live music, food, and vendors at the Toast to Taylor Street Downtown Block Party.

90’s Daughter, a party band, at Bunny’s Tavern in Urbana
       Date & Time: Saturday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m.
       Location: Bunny’s Tavern, Urbana
       Details: Join the first parking lot party of the season with 90’s Daughter, a party band.

The B-Sides at the Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana
       Date & Time: Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Location: Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana
       Details: Enjoy smooth rock and soul sing-along hits performed by the local 7-piece band, The B-Sides.

The Great Community Cake Off at the Lake House in Crystal Lake Park in Urbana
       Date & Time: Sunday, May 19th, 1:30 p.m.
       Location: Lake House, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana
       Details: Participate in the inaugural cake competition event featuring games, activities, and local entertainment.

Romantic Part Songs at Monarch Events Center in Monticello
       Date & Time: Sunday, May 19th, 4:00 p.m.
       Location: Monarch Events Center, Monticello
       Details: Enjoy part songs from the Romantic period performed by the Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana, with table seating and ice cream.

CU BIPOC Artist Collective Meet-Up at the Independent Media Center in Urbana
       Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21st, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       Location: Independent Media Center, Urbana
       Details: Join the meet-up for local artists and creatives who identify as Black, Indigenous, or persons of color for a collage-making session and refreshments.

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