FRIDAY, May 26th
Happy hour with the goats, Prairie Fruits Farm 4410 N. Lincoln Ave, Champaign, 5-7 p.m., FREE admission
Breakfast with the Babies is over because the Farmer’s Market has begun and the babies are entering tweenage already. And I guess I missed the memo because this is the first I’ve heard about being able to get craft beer or local wine while snacking on locally-made cheese, gelato, and charcuterie, as well as Bane Family Meats grilling up chicken to purchase and local jazz ensemble The Jaybirds performing for our enjoyment. Oh and there are goats, too. (RK)
The Last Waltz, The Virginia Theatre, 7 p.m., $5
The Virginia brings you what is arguably the best rock and roll movie ever made. This Martin Scorsese-directed documentary is about Bob Dylan’s “The Band,” an incredible act in their own right, who took the stage for their farewell concert one night in 1976. A plethora of legendary musicians played with them that evening, including Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, and so many more. $5 gets you admission to a film that is 100 percent a mandatory watch for any self-described music fan. (JTM)
Whiskey Shadows w/ The Ex-Bombers + Bristle, Cowboy Monkey, 19+, $7, 9 p.m.
If you didn't have the chance to catch Whiskey Shadows' set at The Great Cover Up this year, you certainly missed out. Have no fear, however, because this Friday they take to Cowboy Monkey's stage playing their own tunes, and making you dance more than you ever thought you could. (BH)
A special extended edition of the Weekender for Memorial Day, y'all. Check out what you should be doing within.