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WILL Call: What’s happening in Champaign-Urbana Sept. 21-26

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.

This weekend, September 21-26:

  • The Krannert Center for Performing Arts in Urbana welcomes Ghanaian artist Okaidja Afroso and his show Jaku Mumor: Ancestral Spirit, a unique blend of ecological wisdom, ancestral traditions, and contemporary African oral storytelling.
  • The Station Theatre hosts its final performances of The Inseparables, a feel-good comedy inspired by The Three Musketeers.
  • The Spurlock Museum in Urbana will host CU Pride Fest: Behind the Mirror, featuring interviews with local drag stars.
  • Opera and musical theater enthusiasts can look forward to the Lyric Theater Illinois’ annual Under the Stars performance at the Allerton Park’s Sunken Garden in Monticello.
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race winners Alaska 5000 and Monet Exchange will grace the stage at the Krannert Center as part of the arts and culture festival Pygmalion.
  • The Literary in Champaign is hosting its monthly Knit At Night, September 24 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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

 

Dates Theaters Meet-Up Outdoors
Thursday, Sept. 21

PYGMALION: MONÉT X CHANGE & ALASKA 5000

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana

 

“Under the Stars” performance at Allerton Park in Monticello

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana

Friday, Sept. 22

Jaku Mumor – Ancestral Spirit

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana

 

“Under the Stars” performance at Allerton Park in Monticello

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana

Saturday, Sept. 23  

 

“Under the Stars” performance at Allerton Park in Monticello

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana

   

 

“We Are Here” Block Party – CU Pride

Sunday, Sept. 24

The Inseparables’ last show

The Station Theatre, Urbana

Knit At Night

The Literary

 
 Tuesday, Sept.26

 

“Behind the Mirror, an Inside Look at Drag”

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

 
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