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Lake County Arts & Entertainment Guide
Art classes, art galleries, Broadway shows and live music await you...

Lake County's arts & entertainment scene is second to none. From live music acts at area nightlife venues to Broadway shows and art exhibits and galleries, there is an array of venues that are at your disposable to fill your creativity void. Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire presents a classic movie live on stage featuring as they host least six Broadway-caliber shows year-round. Take a walk through true artistic talent as Downtown Waukegan hosts  ArtWauk on the third Saturday of each month. Also in Waukegan, Genesee Theatre provides star power performances from Billboard chart-topping musicians, hilarious stand-up comedians and a plethora of other talented acts. Don't forget to visit Ravinia Festival in Highland Park as legendary performers grace their stage throughout the summer from June-September. The Highland Park venue renowned as the oldest outdoor festival in the U.S. It is a fact that exciting entertainment is around the corner in Lake County!

Music / Nightlife
Be part of music history at any one of our venues. Jam out to big-name cover bands or find a new favorite up and coming performer.
An impressive lineup of Broadway musicals and shows have graced the stages of our local theatres for you to enjoy.
Art Galleries
From making your your glass artwork to creating your own masterpiece, art is around every corner in Lake County.
Historic Homes
With all of Lake County’s rich past, it’s no wonder that there are so many historical locations to explore.

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Lake County Arts and Entertainment Events

10/22/17 - 10/22/17 Rags to Witches
10/22/17 - 10/22/17 Wine Glass Painting Event
10/22/17 - 10/22/17 Wine Glass Painting Event at Vigneto del Bino
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Concert Series: Rick Lowe & Jenny Cook
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Matter and Desire: An Erotic Ecology
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 Piano Duo
03/25/17 - 10/28/17 A Good Time Was Had By All Exhibit at the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
03/25/17 - 10/28/17 History of Entertainment in Grayslake Exhibit at Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Dracula at the Improv Playhouse Theater
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 The Case of the Spooky Seance: a Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner (Adult Friendly)
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 The Band "Dinosaur Exhibit"
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 Fall Choral Concert
11/03/17 - 11/03/17 Sense & Sensibiliy
11/03/17 - 11/03/17 Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
04/08/17 - 11/04/17 Here Come the Brides: Vintage Wedding Dress Exhibit
06/06/17 - 11/04/17 Jewel Tea Exhibit at the Barrington History Museum
11/04/17 - 11/04/17 Matthew Whitaker Trio
11/02/17 - 11/05/17 Fine Art of Fiber
11/05/17 - 11/05/17 Curtis’s, the Longest Running Botanical Magazine
11/09/17 - 11/09/17 CLC Faculty Present Original Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction
04/29/17 - 11/11/17 Sweetheart Mine: World War I Love Letters Exhibit
11/11/17 - 11/11/17 Of Bogs & Books
11/17/17 - 11/17/17 Jeffrey Osborne at the Genesee Theatre
11/10/17 - 11/18/17 Street Scene
11/18/17 - 11/18/17 ArtWauk
11/18/17 - 11/18/17 Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu
11/19/17 - 11/19/17 Ryerson Reads: The Sense of Wonder
11/19/17 - 11/19/17 Jazz Ensembles Concert with Guest Artist Jeff Hamilton
10/01/17 - 12/03/17 Open Mic Nights
11/17/17 - 12/23/17 Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits
11/04/17 - 12/25/17 Dickens Holiday Village
Ongoing Treasure Island opens the P.M.&L. Theatres' 57th Season
Ongoing And Then There Were None
Ongoing CLC’s 37th ‘Recent Works’ Exhibit

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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