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Things To Do This Weekend November 11-13, 2022

By: Nick Borowitz

Bask in the glow of lights, cameras, cathode ray tubes and mellow tunes when you pick out your end-of-the-week activities. Everything happening this weekend is a celebration of arts and a prelude to the winter holidays. These are the things to do this weekend November 11-13, 2022.

Where else can you look at dazzling light displays, witness local celebrities sharing their pop culture observations and see a new generation of filmmakers make their debuts. While out and about, you can check out the sounds of the east music scene and check out the (arguably vintage) technology that has provided entertainment through the decades. And then buy it to bring it home.

Don't foget to check out the top 10 things to do in November. Visit a fall festival, snap some autumn pictures and grab a beverage on the Lake County Libation Trail.

 

 

 

 

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There is no shortage of opportunities to get out and lose yourself this weekend. Kids will adore the sights and sounds that the family can indulge in.

Here are the things to do this weekend November 11-13, 2022.

1. Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden

 

 

 

 

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Wander through a winter light show wonderland at Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lightscape. Visitors walk the 1.25-mile path with art installations, thousands of glowing lights and bright colors complemented by musical trees. Stroll through a winter cathedral of light displays, roast marshmallows around a fire and experience more breathtaking sights at this one-of-a-kind experience. Attendees must purchase tickets early to secure their time slot. Due to the popularity of this lighted extravaganza, tickets regularly sell out. Children ages two and under receive free admission, and parking costs $10-$20 per vehicle. Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden runs on select days through January 8. Visit ChicagoBotanic.org for tickets.

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13; 4:30-11 p.m. Admission: $14-$77 per ticket (parking not included). Children ages two and under are free. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.

2. WGN Radio's Dean Richards at Treetime Christmas Creations

 

 

 

 

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Emmy Award-winning host, reporter and critic Dean Richards remote broadcasts his WGN Radio-720 AM Sunday Morning show from Treetime Christmas Creations. The Lake Barrington event features Richard’s movie reviews, classic cinema movie passes and giveaways. There is an in-store live performance by the cast of Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire’s current production, “A Christmas Story.” Broadcast attendees receive 15 percent off all purchases with “Dean’s Discount.” Lou Malnati’s Pizza is on hand selling slices after working up an appetite with the décor deals. After the live show, peruse Treetime Christmas Creations’ trees, wreaths, lighting equipment, and other holiday home decorations.

Sunday, November 13; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission: Free. Treetime Christmas Creations, 22102 N. Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington.

3. Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot Machine and Jukebox Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center

 

 

 

 

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Antique aficionados and vintage machine lovers rejoice as the Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot Machine and Jukebox Show heads to the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center. The Grayslake vintage showcase features classic vending machines, jukeboxes, tin signs, gumball machines, popcorn makers, saloon items, pedal cars, carnival décor, posters, video games, phone booths and countless more. The classic equipment showcase is highlighted by more than 300 vendor booths in the 62,000-square-foot facility. Visit ChicagolandShow.com for tickets.

Friday-Sunday; November 11-13; Fri.: 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun.: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Admission: $8-$50. Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.

4. Final Weekend of the Lake County Film Festival

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate local filmmakers and student video creators during the Lake County Film Festival’s second and final weekend. The hometown cinema festival features over 100 narrative films, documentary showcases and short flicks. “Rockin’ The Suburbs” features homemade music videos produced in Lake County communities. The College of Lake County hosts in-person screenings at its Grayslake Campus in rooms A011, C105, D100, T332 and T334. Guests must purchase a ticket to a short film, a feature movie, or a one-day, weekend or full festival pass. Visit LakeCountyFilmFestival.org for tickets and show times.

Friday-Sunday, November 4-6; Various times. Admission: $5-$50. College of Lake County-Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest.

5. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Band at James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts

 

 

 

 

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Get down with the vibrant sound of the east coast as only The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Band can deliver. This stellar virtuoso musician collective takes the stage Saturday at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County. The brass band mixes musical styles, including big band swing, classic stylings, straight jazz and the unmistakable sound of New Orleans influences. The performance includes a narrator who guides the audience to help make a connection to the rhythms. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass Band is naming this version of the performance “Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love.” The title signifies the bandmates all bringing their collective histories with them and breaking down the barriers of musical genres. Visit JLCenter.CLCIllinois.edu to purchase tickets.

Saturday, November 8; 8 p.m. Admission: $20-$44. James Lumber for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.


Click here to see more things to do this weekend November 11-13, 2022.

Snap some autumn pictures when you check out on of the top 10 things to do in November. Grab a cold beverage on the Lake County Libation Trail after visiting a fall festival.



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