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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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11/16/18 - 11/16/18 Baroque to Baby Concert
11/09/18 - 11/17/18 College Theatre presents "A Doll's House"
11/17/18 - 11/17/18 ArtWauk
11/16/18 - 11/18/18 Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot Machine and Jukebox Show
11/18/18 - 11/18/18 Free Movie Night: Cars 3
11/23/18 - 11/23/18 From Prairie to Village Art Unveiling
11/23/18 - 11/25/18 Holiday Arts and Crafts Show
11/28/18 - 11/28/18 DIY Wood Sign Workshop
11/28/18 - 11/28/18 Gallery Talk: Xtrapolation and Encounters
12/01/18 - 12/02/18 Holiday Market
12/03/18 - 12/03/18 Adult Art Workshop - Sleigh Ride Mixed Media Reindeer Canvas
12/06/18 - 12/06/18 Cork Ornament Making Event
12/07/18 - 12/07/18 Magician / Illusionist Kevin Spencer
12/07/18 - 12/07/18 House Touring and Concert
12/08/18 - 12/08/18 Of Bogs & Books
12/08/18 - 12/08/18 The Magic of the Nutcracker
12/08/18 - 12/08/18 Lake County Symphony Orchestra: Welcome Christmas
12/08/18 - 12/08/18 Holiday Choral Concert
12/08/18 - 12/08/18 Perform-a-thon 2018: Making Spirits Bright
12/07/18 - 12/09/18 2018 Sanfilippo Christmas Concerts
12/08/18 - 12/09/18 Nature Themed Holiday Art Market
12/08/18 - 12/09/18 Zurko Antique and Flea Market
12/09/18 - 12/09/18 Holiday Wreath Workshop
12/09/18 - 12/09/18 Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert
12/09/18 - 12/09/18 Hanukkah Concert
12/12/18 - 12/12/18 Concert Band Holiday Concert
11/02/18 - 12/13/18 Exhibition Opening: Xtrapolation & Encounters
12/13/18 - 12/13/18 Paint Nite at the Lodge - Joy Ride
12/08/18 - 12/16/18 It's A Wonderful Life Radio Play
11/16/18 - 12/23/18 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
11/23/18 - 12/23/18 Create your Own Glass Ornament / Icicles
04/08/17 - 12/29/18 Here Come the Brides: Vintage Wedding Dress Exhibit
10/05/18 - 12/30/18 Shrek the Musical
11/22/18 - 12/31/18 Dickens Holiday Village
11/07/18 - 01/06/19 Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn at the Marriott Theatre
11/16/18 - 01/11/19 Chalk Talk Exhibit
Ongoing Art Exhibition: Head in the Trees
Ongoing Yarnstorm Club
Ongoing Holiday Decorations at Cuneo Mansion Tours
Ongoing Improv Comedy Shows
Ongoing Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy
Ongoing Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood

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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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