buzz calendar 5/24

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting

An Evening with Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney

Urbana Free Library

210 W. Green St., Urbana

May 25

7 to 8 p.m.

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Chan and Maloney evaluate how power affects families, finances and our lives within their books. Go to to register for the event.


Inland Calypso at the Rose Bowl Tavern

Rose Bowl Tavern

106 N. Race St. #1, Urbana

May 27 

7:30 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy a midwestern take on soca, meto, calypso, steel drums, folk and contemporary music at the Rose Bowl Tavern.


Goth Night with Bat Company

Rose Bowl Tavern

106 N. Race St. #1, Urbana

May 26

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Request your favorite songs to hear while you let your inner goth shine on the dance floor or with your friends.


“Ishmael” discussed at Book Club at The Literary

The Literary

122 N. Neil St., Champaign

May 26

6 to 7 p.m. 

The Literary’s book club discusses a book in which the narrator comes across a teacher of great wisdom who is a gorilla. Wine and beer 10% off at arrival.


“The American Soldier” at the Virginia Theatre

Virginia Theatre

203 W. Park Ave., Champaign

May 28

7 p.m.

Tickets $19.50 plus $2.50 processing fee. Free for veterans and active duty service members.

Based on real accounts of soldiers and their families during the American Revolution, “The American Soldier” is shown on the big screen at the Virginia Theatre for Memorial Day Weekend.


2022’s Summer Soul Festival

Pour Bros. Craft Taproom

40 E. University Ave., Champaign

May 28 to May 29

Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at noon

Celebrate Memorial Weekend at Pour Bros. Craft Taproom surrounded by soul music presented by Tablefunk Muzik Group.


Knit @ Nite

The Literary

122 N. Neil St., Champaign

May 29

5 to 6 p.m.

Join friends at The Literary for a night full of knitting and fun.