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WILL Call: What’s happening in Champaign-Urbana Oct. 21-22

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.

Saturday, October 21

Scarecrow Festival at AMBUCS Park in Urbana

  • 10am-3pm
  • 30th year
  • Games for kids, hay rack rides, barrel train rides, vendors, food, back sale, live music

Laser Show at the Planetarium at Parkland (Actually starts on Friday)

  • Two weekends prior to Halloween with matinee-evening shows
  • Halloween Spooktacular (1p), Beatles, Queen Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Prince (830)

Farmer City Haunted Forest – A Free, Family-Friendly Haunted Hayrack Event in South Park Farmer City

  • Canceled last weekend due to weather conditions
  • 3pm-10pm (must be in line by 8)
  • Saturday Matinee activities include games, face painting, glow-in-the-dark tattoos, barrel train rides, and costume contests with prizes awarded

Hayrack ride through the Haunted Forest at South Park’s Salt Creek Area 21 Campground in Farmer City

Anika Emily and Jake Fave at Huber’s in Champaign

  • 7pm
  • Singer-songwriter
  • To Kill A Mockingbird at Danville Area Community College Bremer Theater
  • Continues Saturday, 10/21 at 7p  and closes Sunday, 10/22, at 2p

Sunday, October 22 

Costume Parade at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana

  • 3-430PM
  • Free, costume parade, candy, Halloween-themed crafts
  • Christie Clinic and Chambana Moms

Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat at City Center in Champaign

  • 1pm-3pm
  • Costumes welcome, pizza, candy, games
  • CU Autism Network

Foreigner – The Historic Farewell Tour at State Farm Center in Champaign

  • 730PM
  • Rock band, “Feels Like the First Time” and “I Want Know What Love Is” 

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

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Severe storms possible Thursday afternoon, 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.