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WILL Call: What’s happening in Champaign-Urbana Oct. 12-14

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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.

  • Event: CU Folk and Roots Festival 

    • Date & Time: Opens Thursday the 12th, runs through Saturday, October 14th
    • Location: Krannert Center for Performing Arts in Urbana
    • Additional Info: Featuring CU group Meadowhawk and Eddie Barbash and KASA and Friends.
  • Event: Americana Happy Hour

    • Date & Time: Thursday, the 12th, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Location: Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana
    • Additional Info: Featuring the Illinois Public Media art director, Kurt Bielema.
  • Event: Working in the Service of Poetry

    • Date & Time: Thursday, the 12th, 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Spurlock Museum in Urbana
    • Additional Info: Part conversation and part poetry reading, the event follows Ada Limón as she shares with us how poetry connects us to the world, allows us to heal, to love, to grieve, and reminds us of the full spectrum of human emotion.
  • Event: October Dance

    • Date & Time: Opens Thursday the 12th, 7:30 p.m. Runs through Saturday, October 14th.
    • Location: Krannert Center for Performing Arts in Urbana
    • Additional Info: Features the historic work Steps in the Street (from Chronicle) by modern dance pioneer Martha Graham. On opening night, October 12, there will be a panel discussion, moderated by Sara Hook, Head of the Department of Dance, with Martha Graham, regisseur Elizabeth Auclair and dramaturg Besty Brandt at the Spurlock Museum in Urbana at 6 p.m.
  • Event: Theresa Caputo

    • Date & Time: Friday, the 13th, 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Virginia Theatre in Champaign
    • Additional Info: Theresa Caputo, TV’s favorite medium, will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works.
  • Event: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin

    • Date & Time: Saturday, the 14th, 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Krannert in Urbana
    • Additional Info: Carpenter and Colvin are both GRAMMY Award winning musical artists.
  • Event: Kristy Deetz: Threads, Folds & Rabbit Holes Exhibition
    • Date & Time: Thursday, the 12th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Giertz Gallery at Parkland College in Champaign
    • Additional Info: This solo exhibition includes works from the artist’s series “Holidays Unfolding” and “Through the Veil.” Features live music and Gallery Talk at 6:15 pm by Kristy Deetz.


If you have an arts or entertainment event in central Illinois coming up, please email us at  willnewsroom@illinois.edu.

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