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WILL Call: What’s Happening in Champaign-Urbana May. 23 – May. 26

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.

Jazz in the Park Series at Clark Park
      Date & Time: Thursday, May 23rd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      Location: Clark Park, Champaign
      Details: Experience the magic of jazz in a different neighborhood park each month. Enjoy an outdoor concert and bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments.

Summer Outdoor Movies on the Quad – “Bob Marley: One Love”
      Date & Time: Thursday, May 23rd, 9:00 p.m.
      Location: Main Quad, Urbana
      Details: Watch the 2024 American biographical drama musical film based on the life of reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley under the stars.

National Geographic Documentary Film’s “Free Solo” at the Virginia Theater
      Date & Time: Friday, May 24th, 7:00 p.m.
      Location: Virginia Theater, Champaign
      Details: Part of the Arthouse Experience Film Series, presented by Illinois Public Media. Follow free solo climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., tickets are $7. Purchase tickets in advance at thevirginia.org.

Funk vs. Punk at the Rose Bowl Tavern
      Date & Time: Friday, May 24th, 8:00 p.m.
      Location: Rose Bowl, Urbana
      Details: Join The K-Tels & Friends as they play a special show outdoors (weather permitting) featuring popular funk and punk music.

Lake House Candlelight Serenade – Jazz Edition
      Date & Time: Friday, May 24th, 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
      Location: Lake House, Crystal Lake Park
      Details: Enjoy a candlelit paddleboat ride, serenaded by a live jazz combo on the Lakeside Deck. Before or after your ride, enjoy the rest of the concert from the Lake House Patio. Visit urbanaparks.org for more information.

Fledgling Jam – Preschool Music Program at Community Center for the Arts
      Date & Time: Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
      Location: Community Center for the Arts, Urbana
      Details: Join this family-style jam band for preschoolers and their adults. Enjoy casual musical interaction and instruction with professional local performers/educators Leigh Meador and Peter Tijerina.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Virginia Theater
      Date & Time: Saturday, May 25th, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
      Location: Virginia Theater, Champaign
      Details: Watch the classic 15th-century Paris tale of Jehan, Quasimodo, and Esmeralda. Part of the News Gazette Film series. Purchase tickets at thevirginia.org.

Sunday Wine Down with John Drake at Alto Vineyard
      Date & Time: Sunday, May 26th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      Location: Alto Vineyard, Champaign
      Details: Relax with a Sunday Wine Down featuring John Drake, who will perform his own songs as well as a variety of blues, country, and Americana.

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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.