We finally figure out who is going to the Super Bowl this weekend: Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. As an avid Bears fan, I’m rooting for former Bears such as Ron Rivera (former defensive coordinator), and Charles Tillman. So for me, Go Panthers.
We also reach the end of the month, and a wonderful 31 days to start the month. The end of January marks the end of some beloved events and some new ones for February, i.e. Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington.
For other events, continue here for our 2016 Winter Guide.
However, before we say goodbye to the month of January, here are the top five things to do this weekend for January 29-31.
- Bundle up and pack your tackle, bait and rod. Join your fellow anglers at the LVVA Seventh Annual Fishing Derby in Wauconda. Entry forms can be downloaded to streamline the registration process before arriving. Registration begins at 5 a.m. and the fishing starts at 7 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the fisher with the largest northern, bass crappie, bluegill and perch. There will also be side raffles for additional prizes. During the Star Bangled Banner, a special fly over by a North American T-6 will make a special flyover appearance. Smitty’s Bait & Tackle will have bait available. If the ice is bad, the make-up date is set for February 13.
Saturday, January 30; 7 a.m. Admission: $15. Lake View Villa Park, Monroe just South of Bonner Rd., Wauconda.
- Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics written by Steven Sater. It has reached its last weekend of shows at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers’ efforts to find themselves. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
Friday-Sunday, January 29-31. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
- This season is the 50th Super Bowl. Take time to reflect on your past celebrations at the Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum as they feature a history of Super Bowl Snacks, Traditions and Highlights. The program will include five iconic recipes (one for each decade), iconic moments in football, engaging advertisements and more.
Saturday, January 30; 2 p.m. Grayslake Heritage Center Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.
- Uncommon Women and Others is a dramatic comedy by Wendy Wasserstein. Eight women
alumni of Mount Holyoke College reunite six years after their 1978 graduation to catchup on life. The play recalls memories that contain flashbacks to the 1972-73 school year as seven seniors and one freshman try to discover their true path in during the second-wave feminism.
- Don’t have any Valentine’s Day ideas? Make your own heart for the holiday at Peter Patterson Glassworks Valentine’s Day Open House. Each heart is crafted differently. Attendees must be 10 and older. Small hearts are $25 and large hearts are $50.
Friday-Sunday, January 29-31; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Peter Patterson Glassworks, 888 Tower Rd. Ste. E, Mundelein.