FRIDAY, September 22nd
Animal Collective, BADBADNOTGOOD, Shlohmo, plus more, PYGMALION, Downtown Champaign, $15-99
As PYGMALION moves from Krannert Center district on Thursday night over to Downtown Champaign on Friday, Animal Collective headlines on Friday night outdoors behind 51 Main. That, plus plenty of others — there are two outdoor stages, plus two indoor stages, one at 51 Main and Memphis on Main. (PS)
Pygmalion FOOD Festival, Downtown Champaign, 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., free entry, $4 or $8 per item
The second year of Pygmalion's FOOD component kicks off Friday night. It'll be happening at the same time as some live music and the MADE Fest, so it's bound to be lively. I recommend Maize's churros ($4), Big Grove's fried Brussels sprouts ($4), and Watson's wings ($8). More info is available here. Photo by Jessica Hammie (JH)
Illinois Futbol Club Fall Cup, University of Illinois Campus and Dodds Park, all day, free
It's a day full of soccer as the Illinois Futbol Club hosts a weekend-long tournament with games for U9-U19 boys and girls. Every team is guaranteed three games, and it's a great chance to watch some quality soccer played on quality fields. Teams will be coming to C-U from all over, so come out and see how C-U's best stack up. (DT)
PYGMALION weekend takes over, that plus more in Champaign-Urbana this weekend.