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WILL Call: What’s happening in Champaign-Urbana Oct. 6-10

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: Macbeth

    • Date & Time: Opens Friday the 6th at 7:30 p.m. 
    • Location: Parkland College, Champaign
  • Event: Toast to Taylor Street Block Party

    • Date & Time: Saturday, the 7th, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Location: Taylor Street in downtown Champaign
    • Additional Info: Live music throughout the day, food, and local vendors. Last block party of the season.
  • Event: Taiwanese American Student Club Night Market

    • Date & Time: Saturday, the 7th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Location: Main Quad, University of Illinois Campus
    • Additional Info: Features Live performances, street food, and games
  • Event: Ari Hest with Guest Anthony Gravino

    • Date & Time: Sunday, the 8th, doors at 6 p.m and show at 7 p.m.
    • Location: Fire Doll, downtown Champaign
    • Additional Info: Hest is a grammy nominated singer/songwriter, who performs rock, folk, and pop
  • Event: Open Mic at The Space

    • Date & Time: Tuesday, the 10th, 6 p.m.
    • Location: Downtown Champaign
  • Event: Gene Machine

    • Date & Time: Tuesday, the 10th, 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Krannert Center for Performing Arts in Urbana
    • Additional Info: Conversation between Nobel Prize laureate Venki Ramakrishnan and members of the University of Illinois scientific community, along with musical performances by his son, renowned cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, and concert pianist and conductor Benjamin Hochman. Moderated by Gene E. Robinson, director of the Institute of Genomic Biology, and Julie Gunn, Co-Director of the Lyric Theater program


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

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National Weather Service forecast map for June 13, 2024

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.