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12/07/17 - 01/19/18
Winter Wine Walk Tickets Go On Sale Dec. 7th
Antioch Parks & Recreation Office
806 Holbek Drive
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.2160
Mark your calendars: Tickets for the January 20, 2018 Winter Wine Walk go on sale Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 pm
01/19/18 - 01/19/18
Friday Night Live & Local Music Series - Brecken Miles
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
Voice: 262.862.2301
Nashville Recording Artist playing a combination of top country hits and original music.

Brecken Miles performs a combination of top country hits and original music that you just can't get out of your head! He has collaborated with some renowned Nashville songwriters. In addition, he has played alongside county greats; Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Phil Vasser, Big & Rich, and Justin Moore, to name a few. Brecken is one of the best entertainers in the Midwest, and a musician you will not want to miss.

01/19/18 - 01/19/18
Astronomy Night
Volo Bog
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Business meeting followed by a discussion of a classroom topic. A star party will round out the meeting at 9:45 p.m. Look through telescopes. Have an astronomical time.
01/19/18 - 01/19/18
Terry Fator
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Terry Fator captured the country's attention and funny bone after winning America's Got Talent in 2007. That victory earned him a spot as a resident headliner in Las Vegas through 2021.

The comedian, ventriloquist, impersonator and singer can do it all. And he does it with no less than 16 puppets during each performance – from fan favorite Winston the Impersonating Turtle to Maynard Tompkins, the world’s greatest Elvis impersonator.

Whether he's doing impressions of favorite celebrities, musical superstars like Garth Brooks and Lady Gaga or joking with his with his dummy Walter T. Airdal, The 2016 "Best of Las Vegas" winner will have fans rolling on the floor with laughter.

01/19/18 - 01/19/18
Live Music: Beamish
Copper Fiddle Distillery
532 W. Rt. 22 Unit 110
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.847.7609
An Irish/American music duo that plays rock, traditional, folk featuring Mick Hayes (Cork Ireland) & Patrick Potts and often a few guests… an evening with Beamish is chock full of Beatles, British Invasion, traditional Irish and Americana/country along with many memorable 70s/80’s radio fare from both sides of the Atlantic.
01/19/18 - 01/19/18
Live Music: Mallory Lennon
The Vine Martini & Wine Bar
101 Center Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.0990
Live, local music.
01/19/18 - 01/19/18
Lincolnshire Skate Night
North Park
1025 Riverwoods Rd
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.913.2375
  • Free Skates (while supplies last)
  • Fireworks
  • Food Trucks, frozen custard, beverages for purchase, s'mores
  • Free hot chocolate for the kids
01/19/18 - 01/19/18
Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama
Mickey Finn's
345 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
A favorite rockin' blues perfomrer and guitar virtuoso, Jimmy Nick is back at Finn's - rockin' blues and a killer live show. No cover.
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
Antioch's Winter Wine Walk
Downtown Antioch
Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.838.4032
***Sold Out*** Winter Wine Walk is a wine tasting event that will be held in various location of Downtown Antioch. The Wine Walks are for those 21 and older who are looking to try some great wine, food, and the opportunity to make new friends. The cost of this event is $40 per person, which includes a commemorative wine glass, event menu, food, bottle of wine, and free drawing prizes.
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents Sleeping Beauty
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.782.2366
The State Ballet Theater of Russia, from the city of Voronezh, brings the world's most beloved ballet to glorious life! This company of 65 distinguished dancers has showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries throughout the world. Ticket prices are $32.50, $42.50 & $52.50.
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
Infinity: A Journey Tribute Band
Round Lake Beach Civic Center
2007 N. Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Voice: 847.201.9032
Infinity, the popular Journey tribute band, returns to the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center!
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
Grayslake Arts Alliance Fine Art Show
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1745
Stop by the museum on Saturday, January 20 between 5 and 8 PM to enjoy a display of art created by local artists as well as artist demonstrations and refreshments. Come be inspired!
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
ArtWauk
Downtown Waukegan
100 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.599.2525
Take a stroll through Downtown Waukegan and enjoy the art galleries, live music, entertainment, awesome people and much more. Then stay for the after parties. Please check the website for updates on each month's exhibits and entertainment.
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
Live Music: Ironwood
Buffalo Creek Brewing
360 Historical Lane
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 847.821.6140
In addition to original songs, contemporary acoustic musician Donna Brooks plays a repertoire of varied singer-songwriter artists including: Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Ray LaMontagne, Bob Dylan, Patti Griffin, and David Grohl as well as contemporary and traditional roots-folk music. Love of the story and compelling melodies are the foundation of her repertoire. Her music is equal parts soulful and soothing!
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
Loco for Cocoa
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Discover the sweet story of chocolate from bitter bean to delicious dessert. Participants will investigate the raw ingredients, taste test different types of chocolate, and practice dipping fruits and snacks into melted chocolate to make treats extra enjoyable.
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
Anime Expo
Antioch Public Library
737 Main St
Antioch, IL
Attention anime and manga fans! It's an after hours event just for you, put on by the Anime Club! Come dressed as your favorite character to take part in the Cosplay contest. Or, just come as you are! There will be other activities as well and of course food! Come early, as the doors will close at 5 PM. This event includes JV Anime Club and Anime Club so ages 11-20 are welcome. Space is limited so sign up early!
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
Live Music: Billy Nixon
Copper Fiddle Distillery
532 W. Rt. 22 Unit 110
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.847.7609
An eclectic and exciting combination of rock, blues, folk, as well as selections from the great American songbook. Featuring songs from artists such as The Beatles, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, and many more.
01/20/18 - 01/20/18
Live Music: Gina Gonzalez & the Wingmen
Mickey Finn's
345 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
Classic and modern music with a vast set list.
01/20/18 - 01/21/18
US Cedar Lumber Sale
Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.680.7260
US Cedar was built on the combination of skill sets between Marc Irby and Lowell Thronson. Marc with his 20 plus years of cedar trading and Lowell with years of experience in accounting and finance.

This combination of skill sets has grown US Cedar into a major nationwide distributor and manufacturer of cedar products.

Specializing in part-truck distribution US Cedar is committed to serving customers nationwide. With mills in the west and distribution facilities in the midwest, either coast can be serviced in a reasonable and affordable manner.

01/21/18 - 01/21/18
Concert: Barbara Silverman & Colby Maddox
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1745
On January 21 at 7:00 PM, the museum hosts a concert by the Lake County Folk Club featuring Barbara Silverman & Colby Maddox, with opener Wattle & Daub. Tickets: General Audience $18, Seniors $15, Lake County Folk Club members $13. The museum will be open before and after the show.
01/21/18 - 01/21/18
Lake County Folk Club Concert
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.1745
The museum hosts a concert by the Lake County Folk Club featuring Barbara Silverman & Colby Maddox, with opener Wattle & Daub. Tickets: General Audience $18, Seniors $15, Lake County Folk Club members $13. The museum will be open before and after the show.
01/23/18 - 01/23/18
Yoga on Tap
Buffalo Creek Brewing
360 Historical Lane
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 312.933.1419
With Yoga on Tap we blend the lines of serious yoga with a serious sense of community.

Please join us for a 75 min. all-level yoga class led by Katerina K Tapas, E-RYT.

We will practice in the event space of the brewery on the 2nd floor which leads out to the area overlooking beautiful views of the lawns and freshly trimmed pine trees. Afterwards, enjoy a flight or pint of our craft beer!

And for your friends who don't do yoga....they can enjoy $1.00 off beers throughout the event.

Please bring your own mat and check in 30 minutes prior.

01/24/18 - 01/24/18
Fire Keepers Club® Appreciation Day
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
We appreciate you, our loyal Fire Keeper’s Club members. And, now we’ve got over $27,000 ways to show you on one special day each month!
01/24/18 - 01/24/18
Pub Trivia at Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery
219 Robert Parker Coffin Road
Long Grove, IL
Voice: 847.383.5052
Singles, pairs, and teams are all welcome. We cover pop culture, music, history, sports, geography and more! The winners also receive a Broken Earth gift certificate.
01/24/18 - 01/24/18
Cooking Classes with Chef David
David's Bistro
883 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.603.1196
Why not learn how to prepare an incredible meal from a trained chef with more than 25 years’ experience? Chef David Maish invites you to sign up now for his upcoming classes. Interact and learn from David as he prepares a three course meal for you that you can make at home for your next dinner party.

Bring your friends (and even your spouses!) for a fantastic and fun experience. The dinner also includes white and red wines that complement the dishes – and a discussion about the wines as well.

Price per person: $45 (Laughter, singing and weird food anecdotes no extra charge).

01/04/18 - 01/25/18
Win a Highlander
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Play with your Club card to earn entries January 1–25, with 3X entries on drawing days. Then Thursday nights, roll the giant dice to Roll for your Ride! Nearly $70,000 in FKC Reward Play is also up for grabs.
01/04/18 - 01/25/18
David R. Becker Watercolor Class
Antioch Fine Arts Foundation
41380 Rt. 83
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.838.2274
David Becker is offering an ongoing watercolor class. All levels beginner through advanced may enroll. David will offer guidance for students on composition, value, color, contrast and perspective. Each class is $25 and is pay as you go.
01/25/18 - 01/25/18
Terrain Park Competition
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
WIlmot, WI 53192
Voice: 262.862.2301
Categories:
  • Open 14+ Ski
  • Open 14+ Snowboard

Competitors will be judged on best overall trick

2 sessions

Prizes:

  • 1st - $250
  • 2nd - $150
  • 3rd - $100
01/25/18 - 01/25/18
An Evening with the O'Jays
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
People all over the world, join hands!

When it comes to classy, old school soul showmanship, nobody can touch The O’Jays. Taking the stage in matching suits and performing beloved classics from their immense catalog, Eddie Levert, Sr., Walter Williams, Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant transport audiences back to the good old days. The trio spins and glides in synchronized steps, engaging the audience at every turn. They don't just sing, they entertain!

Known for their Philly sound, the legendary group creates a tasty tonic of soul, R&B and disco jams. During the 70s and 80s they produced ten gold albums, nine platinum albums and ten #1 hits.

The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 and the R&B Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

Last year they recorded an unforgettable episode on Live from Daryl's House.

Like a fine wine, this seminal soul trio keeps getting better with age. Their harmonies and steps are as smooth as buttah!

01/25/18 - 01/25/18
Authors Out Loud: Lydia Kang
Cook Park Library Meeting Room
413 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL
Voice: 847.362.2330
Author and physician Lydia Kang joins us to discuss her most recent releases: A Beautiful Poison, a mystery set in Gilded Age New York, and Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways To Cure Everything, a humorous and insightful look at terrible medical advice.
01/25/18 - 01/25/18
Sip & Paint - Barn Landscape
Buffalo Creek Brewing
360 Historical Lane
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 847.821.6140
Sip & Paint International Art Workshop – Impressionistic Water Lilies. The Rivellino School Of Art in Long Grove hosts this fun event at the Buffalo Creek Brewing. The cost is $35.00 Painting experience is not necessary. Instruction and all materials included.

Seating is limited. Please register with the Rivellino School of Art using the tickets link.

01/25/18 - 01/25/18
Park Shore & Chain O' Lakes Kennel Clubs Dog Shows
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.680.7200
Come out and enjoy this Multiple All-Breed Show. Some of the dogs that will be competing will be Golden Retriever, English Setters, Terrier and many more.
01/26/18 - 01/26/18
Whiskey Dinner
Wildfire Restaurant
235 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.279.7900
Enjoy an evening of all things whiskey! Our Executive Chefs will prepare a custom four-course menu of food and whiskey pairings from Jack Daniel’s. The evening begins with a reception of passed appetizers and the first pairing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m., and is priced at $100.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make a reservation, please call Tina or Samantha at 847-279-7900.
01/26/18 - 01/26/18
Friday Night Live & Local Music Series - Jim & Justin
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
Voice: 2628622301
Jim & Justin have been the premiere acoustic duo in the Chicagoland area for the past 10 years. They are interactive and fun and play a wide variety of cover song from Elvis to Foster the People. They have done everything from large events to small private parties and adjust their sets accordingly. They mix a lot of comedy and vow you will never see the same show twice.
01/26/18 - 01/26/18
2 Bands - 1 Night: Da Rev & Greg Spizzirri
Copper Fiddle Distillery
532 W. Rt. 22 Unit 110
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.847.7609
7:30-9pm:
Damian “Da Rev” Churlin, classic rock n blues.

9pm-10:30pm:
Greg Spizzirri was a founding member and songwriter in the bands Special Purpose and The Kneebenders. He was half of the Terry and Greg Spizzirri duo for over a decade before Terry’s passing in September 2017. Greg’s solo shows are an eclectic, high-energy mix of classics from the 40’s to today, with lots of fun surprises at every show.

01/26/18 - 01/26/18
Live Music: Fletcher Rockwell
Mickey Finn's
345 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
With classic Americana-tinged rock & roll steeped in the blue-collar charm of their hometown, Chicago’s Fletcher Rockwell has been building a loyal fanbase throughout the Midwest since 2009. While widely known for their spellbinding original songs, the group is also revered for clever versions of the most popular cover music, spanning everything from vintage Tom Petty, Paul Simon and Talking Heads to contemporary roots revivalists Chris Stapleton, Dawes and Mumford & Sons.
01/26/18 - 01/26/18
Richard Marx with Special Guest John Waite at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Richard Marx started his career with a bang, placing his first seven singles in the top five on the Billboard Hot 100. The Chicago Native has gone on to score 14 chart-topping singles and, as a songwriter, win a Grammy for Song of the Year.
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
The LVVA 9th Annual Fishing Derby
Lake View Villa Park
Monroe just South of Bonner Rd.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Voice: 224.634.0029
LVVA will be hosting it's 9th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Bangs Lake in Wauconda, IL, on January 27, 2018. The LVVA Ice Fishing Derby has become one the largest and most successful ice fishing events in Northern Illinois. This is a family oriented event and we encourage you to bring the kids. We have a great time in support of a great cause, our Military veterans. Thanks to our generous sponsors there are plenty of door prizes and raffles, kids category prizes, and big fish contests. Mark your calendars and join us for a great morning of fishing and fun. We look forward to seeing you on the ice!
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
Dandelion Gallery Chili Cook-off & Kitchen Decor Shop
Dandelion Art Gallery
109 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 224.627.6039
It's that time of year again!! The Annual Dandelion Gallery Chili Cook-Off! This is a great event to beat the winter blahs. $20 entry fee per participant cook with registration form which is due January 20th Prizes for cooks based on these categories: Best Taste, Best Presentation, Some Like it Hot, Most Innovative Ingredients, Best Overall
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
Guided Forest Therapy Walk with Linda Karlen at Volo Bog State Natural Area
Volo Bog State Natural Area
Volo, IL
Voice: 815.344.1294
Medical studies can now confirm what many people have felt for years – being in nature is good for us. A practice of immersing ourselves in the natural world can help us de-stress, improve concentration, and boost our immune systems. In turn, we can be good for nature, building a relationship that helps us protect and support nature in our more-than-human world. The Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides and Programs has developed guided walks that help participants create or deepen meaningful relationships with nature. Walks are typically 2-3 hours and cover a mile or less. Guides rely on sensory awareness and shared observations to create a meaningful and fun experience. You’re invited to join Linda Karlen, trained Forest Therapy Guide. Geared to adults and interested youth ages 11 and up. Registration is requested at 815-344-1294 or dnr.volobog@illinois.gov - please tell us how many people and ages of minors. Group size is limited - Walk-ins welcome if space allows but walk may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met 24 hours prior.
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
Cinderella's Tom Keifer
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Cinderella's frontman Tom Keifer is bringing back the songs that defined the '80s metal band. With their long hair, makeup and tight spandex, the group rocked arenas around the world, selling over 15 million albums. Now a little older and wiser, Keifer is touring with his own band, showcasing the songs that made Cinderella an '80s powerhouse. Don't Know What You Got Nobody's Fool Coming Home Shelter Me

Kicking off the night is Ratt's frontman Stephen Pearcy. Known for their flamboyant looks, rebellious attitude and scorching approach to heavy metal, Ratt was a major act in the '80s. Their multi-platinum debut album Out of the Cellar helped define the rock genre.

01/27/18 - 01/27/18
Live Music: Doug Bardolph
Buffalo Creek Brewing
360 Historical Lane
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 847.821.6140
Buffalo Creek Brewing presents Doug Bardolph. Doug is a talented local musician that you won't want to miss.
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
Eagle Extravaganza
Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.433.6901
  • Travel to Starved Rock State Park for the Illinois Audubon Society's annual Eagle Watch Weekend.
  • See live bird shows, view wild eagles fishing along the river, make crafts and participate in hands-on activities. The colder it is, the better the bird viewing!
  • Children must be accompanied by a paid registered adult.
  • Dress warmly and for walking; some of the best viewing areas involve climbing stairs. Meals not included.
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
This is What Epic Looks Like
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
WIlmot, WI 53192
Voice: 262.862.2301
This event highlights the Vail Resorts’ Epic family with a signature item/activity from each resort.

Grab your passport at the EPIC Tent in the plaza when you arrive.

Stop by at least 5 activations and get them marked off on your passport by the staff ambassador at each location. Turn this in at the EPIC tent in the Plaza at the end of the day to enter to win:

A TRIP TO VAIL FOR TWO!!

  • 4 Night Stay at the Arrabelle at Vail Square
  • Airfare
  • Ground Transport
  • Skiing for 3 days!

Vail - 2pm to 4pm - Snow Days Concert

Celebrate Vail Snow Days with a free outdoor concert by Frank Falduto & the Patio Daddi-o's. Located on the Patio outside of Walt's Tavern.

Beaver Creek - 1pm - Cookie Time

Enjoy Beaver Creek's signature warm, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. Located on the Patio outside of Walt's Tavern.

Breckenridge - 12pm to 3pm - Meet Ullr & have Cocoa

Do your best snow dance with Ullr, teh Norse God of Snow. Located on the Patio outside of Walt's Tavern.

Keystone - 10am to 12pm - Visit with Ripparoo

Meet Ripparoo! straight from Kidtopia Headquesrters in Keystone. Located outside of the Ski & Snowboard Learning Center.

Park City - All Day - I Ride Park City

Shred the Park on Epic Park City features. Located in the Terrain Park.

Heavenly - 1pm to 5pm - Photo Booth

Transport yourself out West to Heavenly in the scenic photo booth. Location TBD.

Northstar - 5pm - S'mores

Complimentary S'mores. Located at the Fire Pit on the patio outside of Walt's Tavern.

Kirkwood - Kirkwood Canines

Learn about and meet a retired Kirkwood avalance dog. Located outside of the Ski & Snowboard school.

Whistler Blackcomb - All Day - Whistler Blackcomb Movie

Check out the full length film MAGNETIC, filmed at Whistler Blackcomb. Located on the TV at the Entrance into the Ski Hill Grill.

01/27/18 - 01/27/18
RSMI Singers
Ravinia
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Some of the most talented singers from around the world win coveted slots each year to perform at Ravinia and study with the acclaimed professional musicians on the faculty of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute (RSMI). Pianist Kevin Murphy, director of the RSMI Program for Singers, will accompany the alumni he helped to shape in this lively recital. Ravinia audiences will recognize Murphy for his many concert appearances here, but he’s also been seen on The Today Show with Renée Fleming, The Tonight Show with tenor Gary Lakes, and Good Morning America with Cecilia Bartoli. He was the first pianist invited by Maestro James Levine to participate in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and he has played in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in productions of Così fan tutte, La Cenerentola, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, La clemenza di Tito, and Idomeneo. This winter appearance on the BGH Classics series comes before the group returns to the Tucson Desert Song Festival.
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
Live Music: The 208's
Copper Fiddle Distillery
532 W. Rt. 22 Unit 110
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.847.7609
The 208’s have been playing Americana music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, featuring Classic Rock, Country, and Swing, since 2005. A duo consisting of Mike Diesing & Mike Conover, who have been performing together since 1982.
01/27/18 - 01/27/18
Live Music: FeelGood Party Band
Mickey Finn's
345 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
FeelGood is bringing the party to Libertyville! This show is bound to make you feel good!

Come early, stay late, let's party, and FeelGood

01/27/18 - 01/28/18
Super Seed Weekend
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
A weekend of events to learn, share, and swap seeds with other gardeners.

Saturday's focus will be on classes and workshops offered by the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Don't miss a tour of the Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank and a seed-themed book discussion.

Book Discussion - 3 p.m. in Regenstein Center
Read Janisse Ray’s The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, and come to a free discussion. Preregistration required, regular parking fees apply.

Lecture: 'Planting Sacred Seeds in a Modern World' - 1:30 p.m. in the Alsdorf Auditorium
Keynote speaker Rowen White is the director and founder of Sierra Seeds, a member of the Mohawk community of the Akwesasne, and a passionate activist for seed and food sovereignty. Hear powerful and inspiring stories of the rematriation of traditional seeds with indigenous communities as she shares the beautiful seed legacy of the indigenous people of this land. Discover how you can also connect with the seed legacy of your own ancestry. Lecture is free; regular parking fees apply; preregistration required.

Seed Swap - 3 -5 p.m. in Burnstein Hall and Kregbiel Gallery
Gardeners are invited to bring saved or leftover vegetable, flower, and herb seed packets to share and swap with other gardeners. Beginners are welcome to participate, even without seeds. Experienced seed savers will enjoy swapping with others at the Connoisseur’s Corner. Talk to experts all about tomatoes, starting seeds indoors, seed saving, seed germination testing, and more. Find out about Seed Savers Exchange and their work to conserve and promote America’s garden and food crop heritage. Check out our Seed Library at the Lenhardt Library. Visit the Seed Swap’s Garden Shop booth to purchase seed-starting supplies, seeds, books, and more. Bring the kids! Drop-in activities feature a seed sandbox, making a seed necklace, plus taking home some sunflower seeds to plant in your summer garden (while supplies last). Seed Swap is free; regular parking fees apply.

01/28/18 - 01/28/18
The Annual Frozen Zucchini 5k Snowshoe Adventure
Citizens Park
511 Lake Zurich Road
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.304.3400
The Smart Farm of Barrington is hosting the Annual Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure! Individuals of all ages and experience are welcome. Snowshoe rental is available but limited. Lots of prizes, great goodie bags and fun! Get out and enjoy the winter wonderland. Kids under 5 can register for outdoor activities while parents are participating. For more information and registration, please go to www.smartfarms.org. Register early and save.
01/28/18 - 01/28/18
Annual Lake County Bridal Show
Double Tree by Hilton Mundelein
510 E. Il. Route 83
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.336.7900
Save the date! 102.3 XLC’s 10th Annual Lake County Bridal Show returns this year to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville-Mundelein and is happening on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Brides will get to enter for their chance to win a tropical honeymoon vacation to Aruba, one happy island! With accommodations at the Divi Aruba All Inclusive Resort for 7 nights with round-trip airfare provided by the Aruba Tourism Authority! The Divi Aruba’s ultimate, mile-long beach is ideal for a relaxing honeymoon. Your all inclusive getaway includes 10 dining options, 8 bars, non-motorized water sports, nightly entertainment and much more. Honeymooners receive a value added package with room upgrade to oceanview or poolview accommodations, bottle of champagne, candlelight dinner, free night on first anniversary and remembrance gift.

01/28/18 - 01/28/18
8th Annual 'The Sleds Are Coming' Hockey
Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse - Lake Forest College
Maplewood Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Voice: 847.735.5285
The on ice competition will consist of three 12-minute periods of 5-on-5 sled hockey featuring members of the GLASA Falcons.

Featuring:

  • Demonstration by the Junior Falcons Mite players Chuck-a-Puck competition.
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Silent Auction
  • Much more
01/28/18 - 01/28/18
Yoga for a Cause
Mickey Finn's
345 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

Mickey Finn's Brewery and Shanti Grace Yoga are generously hosting a yoga event to benefit Lake County Haven.

Join for a one-hour vinyasa yoga class hosted at Mickey Finn's Amber Room. All levels of yoga are welcome! Each attendee will receive one drink ticket to enjoy a drink after class.

Class entry is a $25 minimum donation to Lake County Haven.

Venue and drink tickets generously donated by Mickey Finn's. Yoga generously offered by Shanti Grace Yoga.

01/01/18 - 01/31/18
Keep Warm and Tri On
Lakeview Fitness
700 Lakeview Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Voice: 547.996.6330
Keep Warm & Tri On is an indoor triathlon at Lakeview Fitness that will take place during the month of January. Participants have 31 days to swim 2 ½ miles (83 laps) in the indoor pool, bike 115 miles on the stationery bikes, and run/walk 26 miles on the treadmills or participants can use their personal pedometers. Progress is tracked on charts located in the facility. There will be prizes for all participants and awards for the top finishers in age groups. The R/NR fee to participate is $10/15. Non-members must purchase a 30-day pass to Lakeview Fitness to participate in the triathlon.
01/31/18 - 01/31/18
Classic Cocktails 101
O'Toole's Libertyville
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL
Includes 4 small bites and 4 classic cocktail samplings. $30 per person including tax and gratuity. Visit the website to purchase tickets.
01/31/18 - 01/31/18
Full Moon Campfire
Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.433.6901
  • The moon is high and the skies are bright! Winter is the perfect time to be outside at night, so join us for an evening of exploring.
  • We’ll cross-country ski if there’s enough snow, otherwise be prepared to tromp through the snow off trail to enjoy everything a winter evening has to offer.
  • We’ll ski or hike out to an area where we can relax around a fire with some hot cocoa.
  • Children must be accompanied by a paid registered adult.
  • Dress warmly and for walking in the snow.
  • Min/Max is 6/15.
02/01/18 - 02/01/18
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787

Direct from Australia, Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings incredibly life-like prehistoric creatures to the stage like you’ve never seen them before. Your paleontologist/host and his master puppeteers take you through an unforgettable interactive adventure. You'll see insects and dinosaurs that once roamed free – from cute baby dinos to some of the largest herbivores and carnivores that have ever walked the planet.

Children are invited on stage to meet these awesome puppets or they can watch wide-eyed from the safety of their seat. This entertaining and highly imaginative show is a tyrannosauric treat and a "must-see" for kids of all ages.

02/01/18 - 02/01/18
Brews & Brushes
Buffalo Creek Brewing
360 Historical Lane
Long Grove, IL 60047
Sip & Paint International Art Workshop – Impressionistic Water Lilies. The Rivellino School Of Art in Long Grove hosts this fun event at the Buffalo Creek Brewing. The cost is $35.00 Painting experience is not necessary. Instruction and all materials included.

Seating is limited. Please register with the Rivellino School of Art using the tickets link.

12/14/17 - 02/02/18
2018 Daddy Daughter Date Night ticket sale
Village of Antioch Parks & Recreation
806 Holbek Drive
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.2160
This years event theme is BACK TO THE 80's The dance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Antioch Upper Grade School
02/02/18 - 02/02/18
CLC’s International Film Series Featuring Neruda
College of Lake County A Wing Auditorium, Room A011
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.2623
Set in the 1940s, Pablo Neruda is a seductive poet and committed communist, but an impassioned senate speech backfires, leaving him on the run from political authorities. While hounding his quarry, a dapper inspector increasingly worries he may be turning into a mere literary device: is a man truly his own author? Director Pablo Larrain ('Tony Montero,' 'No') continues his studies of history, ideology and fiction, resulting in an absorbing, enigmatic chase film. The Village Voice wrote: 'Identities are always slightly unfixed in Neruda … [it] reaches dizzying, exhilarating velocity by flouting the conventions of its hidebound genre.'
02/02/18 - 02/02/18
Elvis and Me: an Evening with Priscilla Presley
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL
Priscilla Presley has many stories to tell. She reveals them and more in Elvis and Me, an intimate presentation that gives fans a rare look into her life with the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Go behind the scenes and learn about:

Their courtship when she was barely a teenager. Their marriage and life behind the gates of Graceland. How she raised their daughter Lisa Marie in the age of tabloid news. How she coped with Elvis' passing over 40 years ago.

She'll share personal photos, touching home movies and film clips that will entertain, intrigue and surprise. Plus, she'll hold a Q&A session diehard fans won't want to miss.

She'll also reveal stories about her own successes – starring on TV's Dallas, reprising her role on the Naked Gun movies and guest appearances on Melrose Place and Spin City. Plus, she'll talk about being co-founder and former chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the company that turned Graceland into one of the country's top tourist attractions.

You'll be hanging on every word as she takes you on a journey through her fascinating life.

02/02/18 - 02/02/18
Friday Night Live & Local Music Series - Papa Cool Band
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
Voice: 2628622301
Classic Rock & Southern Rock favorites.

Papa Cool Band is a collection of top-shelf musicians working together to make an incredible sound designed to give you the musical experience you are looking for, if you are looking for the incredible combination of songs they play.

02/02/18 - 02/02/18
Live Music: Mallory Lennon
The Vine Martini & Wine Bar
101 Center Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.543.0900
Live, local music.
02/03/18 - 02/03/18
Smilin' Saturday Stories: Gulliver's Travels
Round Lake Beach Civic Center
2007 N. Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Voice: 847.201.9032
Smilin' Saturday Stories returns to the Center with family-friendly fun this fall and winter! Professional actors from Improv Playhouse Theater bring classic folk tales to life
02/03/18 - 02/03/18
Daddy Daughter Date Night
Antioch Upper Grade School
800 Highview Drive
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.2160
This year’s theme will be "Totally Awesome 80's" This evening of dancing is for fathers and daughters of all ages. (Substitute daddies are always welcome!) Tickets are on sale now at the Village of Antioch’s Parks and Recreation Department (806 Holbek Dr.). Cost is $12.00 per person.
02/03/18 - 02/03/18
Sex With Strangers
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Voice: 847.735.8554
This taut dramedy about love and fame in the age of social media is among the most produced plays in the US. Written by Evanston native, Laura Eason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer called Sex with Strangers 'a funny, sexy and sober dialectic on what we’re getting and giving up-by plugging in 24/7...'
02/03/18 - 02/03/18
Long Grove Cocoa Crawl
Downtown Long Grove
308 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 847.634.0888
A fun-filled, family-family outing to shop, dine and make memories. The inaugural Long Grove Cocoa Crawl celebrates the winter season and the local scene. Guests who attend the free event from 12 pm to 4 pm will start at the Visitor's Center where they'll pick up a map of participating businesses. From there, you can stop by as many spots as you would like and come back to the Visitor's Center to vote on your favorite and be entered into a raffle for prizes donated by participants. All 19-plus stops around town will be serving something cocoa-related - from hot cocoa beverages to hot chocolate snacks.
02/03/18 - 02/03/18
Nature Discovery Day
Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.433.6901
Visit our nature classrooms, complete a craft to take home, explore the science of nature, go sledding or cross country skiing, view live animals and enjoy a roasted marshmallow around a crackling campfire at our ninth annual Nature Discovery Day

Activities may vary and some are weather dependent.

No pre-registration required.

02/03/18 - 02/03/18
Ron White
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Comedian Ron White brings his provocative humor to The Genesee for one night of side-splitting standup. The Little Unprofessional funnyman delivers his bawdy jokes the only way he can: with a cigar in his hand and a glass of scotch by his side.

He rose to fame in the early 2000s as a member of Jeff Foxworthy’s Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Today, the two-time Grammy® nominated comic is one of the top grossing standup comedians in America.

Tickets are going to go faster than you can say "Tater Salad!"

02/02/18 - 02/04/18
North American Ice Fishing Circuit Tournament
Antioch Channel - Meet at Musky Tales
300 Millennium Dr
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Voice: 612.308.4858
Open Qualifier
The top 10 places automatically qualify for the NAIFC Championship.

Catch the seminar and trade show on Friday Night.
Bring the kids to ice camp on Saturday.
Win ice fishing gear & services.

02/04/18 - 02/04/18
Sex With Strangers
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Voice: 847.735.8554
This taut dramedy about love and fame in the age of social media is among the most produced plays in the US. Written by Evanston native, Laura Eason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer called Sex with Strangers 'a funny, sexy and sober dialectic on what we’re getting and giving up-by plugging in 24/7...'
02/04/18 - 02/04/18
Super Bowl Sunday Party
Broken Earth Winery
219 Robert Parker Coffin Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Broken Earth Winery will be hosting a Super Bowl Sunday Party including FREE APPETIZER'S 6-8pm and $1 off all beers!! Seating is limited and has been filling up quickly so make your reservation today!
02/07/18 - 02/07/18
Epic Trivia
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
Voice: 262.862.2301
Join our host Tony and all the other trivia buffs for a quizzical night in the bar. Brush up on your current trends and obscure facts, and get ready to answer.

The Questions:

  • Gather a team and create a family friendly team name.
  • Arrive before 7pm and head to the bar.
  • Get yourself a drink and an answer sheet.
  • Find a table and get ready to TRIVIA!

The Facts:

  • Teams can be any number of people (even just yourself)
  • There will be 2 rounds of 10 questions
  • Some might even be Wilmot Mountain questions
  • 1st and 2nd round winning teams will receive the 'Prize of the Night'
  • Overall winning team will receive a $20 Wilmot Mountain Gift Card!

The Answers:

  • Join us for trivia... and you just might find out!
02/08/18 - 02/08/18
Sex With Strangers
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 600045
Voice: 847.735.8554
This taut dramedy about love and fame in the age of social media is among the most produced plays in the US. Written by Evanston native, Laura Eason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer called Sex with Strangers 'a funny, sexy and sober dialectic on what we’re getting and giving up-by plugging in 24/7...'
02/09/18 - 02/09/18
Just the Two of Us Father & Daughter Dancing
Sullivan Community Center
935 N. Aspen Dr.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Voice: 847.996.6800
Just the Two of Us, a special evening of dancing for girls, ages 3-8 years and their dads, is Friday, February 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Sullivan Community Center. A DJ will provide music for dancing. Couples can get creative at the ice cream/dessert bar and enjoy planned games too! All girls will receive a keepsake of this special night. R/NR Fee: $20/25 couple, $10/12 each additional child. Pre-registration is required.
02/09/18 - 02/09/18
Sex With Strangers
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Voice: 847.735.8554
This taut dramedy about love and fame in the age of social media is among the most produced plays in the US. Written by Evanston native, Laura Eason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer called Sex with Strangers 'a funny, sexy and sober dialectic on what we’re getting and giving up-by plugging in 24/7...'
02/09/18 - 02/09/18
Owl Prowl
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Join Steve Bailey for a captivating night exploring the mystery of owls at the Ryerson Woods Conservation Area. He will discuss owl behavior and identification, as well as the places these fascinating birds are most likely to be seen. He may even demonstrate his world-famous barred owl call. After the discussion, Bailey will lead a walk in the woods to look and listen for these enigmatic birds. Please dress warmly, and bring along a flashlight and binoculars. A map will be sent.

$49/$39. Registration will be available starting in mid-October.

02/09/18 - 02/09/18
Friday Night Live & Local Music Series - Smooth Operators
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
Voice: 262.862.2301
The Smoothest acoustic cover duo in the Midwest, playing hits from the 60’s to today!

Featuring Cole Garcia and Todd Steffenhagen

02/09/18 - 02/10/18
Annual Carmel Catholic High School Street Scenes
Carmel Catholic School
One Carmel Parkway
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.566.3000
Enjoy a spectacular fun filled weekend February 9 & 10th, shake off your winter blues with over 50 bands, shows, casino, improv, food and drinks. This one-of-a-kind event is a great way to get out and have a fantastic time with friends.

Carmel is transformed into a tropical oasis with dozens of local restaurants, fabulous wine, beer & cocktails and the best entertainment around.

See over 50 live bands and experience dozens of delicious local food vendors. The Casino is an exciting Las Vegas-style casino with Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Wheel of Fortune and other popular games. The casino opens at 8 p.m. on both nights and it is traditionally one of the hottest spots during Street Scenes weekend. Getting married or planning an event? Street Scenes is a also fantastic way to scope out the best local bands!

Food available for purchase includes: Beef tenderloin sandwiches, gourmet corned beef sandwiches, pizza, gourmet pastries, Italian beef and much more!

02/10/18 - 02/10/18
Sweetheart Dance
Dress Up & Dance
206 Terrace Drive
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 224.475.0984
With music from the Live Big Band, dress up and dance just in time for Valentines Day.
02/10/18 - 02/10/18
Of Bogs & Books
Volo Bog State Natural Area
, IL
Voice: 815-344-1294
Founding Fathers: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation by Andrea Wulf
Wow! What a pleasant surprise! Expecting a polite story about early American countryside and the horticultural peccadillos of a few founders, I was instead blown away by this mas-terfully crafted narrative of potent people, politics and their plants. Wulf's work is rare blend of the introspective, the scholarly and the entertaining, that does justice to both sub-ject and reader, balancing weighty historical narrative with colorful anecdotes and analysis that surprise and inform with the turn of each page. Wulf's talent is the ability to blend the meaningful and the meandering, like the very countryside walks she details between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, with effortless prose that I am sure is anything but, her tal-ents conspicuous, her affinity and passion for subject even more so. Bravo Ms. Wulf, Bravo!
02/10/18 - 02/10/18
Dennis DeYoung at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
Celebrate The Grand Illusion as founding Styx member Dennis DeYoung presents a special 40th anniversary concert featuring songs from that epic album plus all of the band's greatest hits.

Formed in Chicago in 1972, Styx had a profound impact on '70s and '80s rock, incorporating heavy synthesizer and piano work into their music. At the height of their success, they recorded four consecutive multi-platinum albums: The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979) and Paradise Theatre (1981).

In all, they produced 16 top 40 singles, 8 of which hit the top 10. After nearly 40 years, their concept albums, infectious songs and power ballads still stand the test of time.

Turn back the clock for an evening of pure Styx magic!

02/10/18 - 02/10/18
Sex With Strangers
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Voice: 847.735.8554
This taut dramedy about love and fame in the age of social media is among the most produced plays in the US. Written by Evanston native, Laura Eason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer called Sex with Strangers 'a funny, sexy and sober dialectic on what we’re getting and giving up-by plugging in 24/7...'
02/10/18 - 02/10/18
Sweets for Sweetie
Lambs Farm
14245 W Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.362.4636
From 10am to 1pm, the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery will be transformed into a boutique with delicious items that make perfect gifts for mom & dad, husband & wife and even friends and siblings for Valentine's Day!
02/10/18 - 02/10/18
80th Anniversary Celebration
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
WIlmot, WI 53192
Voice: 262.862.2301
In February of 1938, Walter Stopa opened the gates of Wilmot Hills Ski Area for what he thought was going to be a small group, the Snow Chase Ski Club. Instead of the private organization he thought would show up, word got around about the ski hills, and on opening day there were 250-350 skiers lined up for the single tow rope he had running!

Now in 2018, we want to celebrate the hard work of the past 80 years that has made Wilmot Mountain the premier ski & snowboard location of the Midwest!

This is an all day event with family friendly activities and fun for everyone. Hang out in the lodge, have a meal at Walt's Tavern, get some time on the slopes, and spend time with the whole family.

Day's Events:

  • Fireworks
  • Music
  • Commemorative Pins
  • Presentation
  • Cake Cutting
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Giveaways

*More information to come

02/10/18 - 02/10/18
The Tempel Lipizzans Behind-The-Scenes Tour
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadworth Rd
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.244.5330
Come for a very special behind-the-scenes look at The Tempel Lipizzans training program. Our tour guides will take you through the stallion stables to learn all about the history of the Lipizzan, classical riding, and our farm. There will be several opportunities to get to know the stallions. We finish in the arena with a viewing of a daily training session. They will demonstrate how a classicaly trained horse advances through the levels to become a Quadrille or Airs-Above-Ground horse and appear in our Performances.
01/26/18 - 02/11/18
See How They Run
P.M.&L. Theatre
877 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3433
Weekends from Jan. 26 through Feb. 11, 2018

See How They Run is an English comedy in three acts by Philip King. Its title is a line from the nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice. It is considered a farce for its tense comic situations and headlong humor, heavily playing on mistaken identity, doors, and vicars. In 1955 it was adapted as a film starring Roland Culver.

02/10/18 - 02/11/18
58th Annual Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby and Winter Festival
Thirsty Beach next to the Thirsty Turtle on Channel Lake
42273 N Woodbine Ave
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.6422
Bring the family and friends to enjoy the good old-fashioned winter fun. There will be raffles and games for the children and adults both days. Weather permitting. This year fish judging and food will be inside the tent. Come watch the fishermen register their catch of the hour hoping to win a prize for the smallest or the largest fish. When you get hungry there's plenty of good food at the Conservation Café.
02/10/18 - 02/11/18
Zurko Antique and Flea Market
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 715.526.9769
For 45 years, Zurko Promotions has been bringing quality antique shows and flea markets to the Midwest. This event will offer a variety of antiques and collectibles, including country furniture, estate jewelry, Victoriana, postcards, art glass and porcelains, advertising items, old toys, vintage clothing and linens, coins, decorator items, paintings, primitives, treasures, and much, much more.
02/11/18 - 02/11/18
Wedding, Mitzvah, & Party Showcase
Viper Alley
275 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.499.5000
Viper Alley is hosting a Showcasing Event to help you plan your special day. This event is an introduction to the unique opportunities Viper Alley offers for Weddings, Mitzvahs, and Private Events. Many other businesses such as DJs, interactive entertainment, photographers, florists, videographers, centerpiece makers, dessert specialists will be in attendance to help you enhance your event.
02/11/18 - 02/11/18
Sex With Strangers
Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Voice: 847.735.8554
This taut dramedy about love and fame in the age of social media is among the most produced plays in the US. Written by Evanston native, Laura Eason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer called Sex with Strangers 'a funny, sexy and sober dialectic on what we’re getting and giving up-by plugging in 24/7...'
02/11/18 - 02/11/18
Animal Tracking
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
We’ll start indoors to learn how animals walk in order to leave the tracks that they do. We’ll also learn to ID their scat and other signs. Then we’ll bundle up and head to see who and what we can find.
02/09/18 - 02/14/18
Valentine's Dinner for Two
Big Bowl
215 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.808.8880
Celebrate at Big Bowl this Valentine’s Day! They will be offering a special three course Valentine’s Day Menu for Two that will be available from Friday, February 9 through Wednesday, February 14. The menu includes an appetizer to share, your choice of signature main courses such as Kung Pao Chicken, Teriyaki Shrimp Fried Rice or Ginger Beef Chow Fun Noodles, with choice of decadent dessert to share for $45.95 per couple, not including beverages, tax or gratuity. The regular menu will also be available to enjoy.
02/09/18 - 02/18/18
Valentine's Menu for Two
Wildfire Restaurant
235 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart at Wildfire! We will be offering a special four course Valentine’s Menu for Two that will be available from Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 18. The menu includes a starter and salad to share, your choice of Wildfire signature main courses such as Cedar Planked Salmon, Feta Crusted New York Strip Steak or Gruyere Crusted Pork Chops, with choice of side, and decadent dessert to share for $95.00 per couple, not including beverages, tax or gratuity. Our regular dinner menu will also be available.
01/14/18 - 02/21/18
A Subtle Beauty: The Landscape of Lake County, Illinois
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633.2424
Landscape artists often overlook the Midwest. While perhaps generally not as dramatic as that of other parts of the country, there is a subtle beauty to the Midwest landscape, and it rewards those who spend time observing it. This is especially true of Lake County’s open lands. The photographs that comprise this exhibit are part of my ongoing project to record that beauty. My hope is that having seen these photographs, viewers will take the time to enjoy the grace and quiet beauty of Lake County’s prairies, wetlands, lakes and fields. As a special treat, join us at 2pm for a special presentation: On Contested Ground: A History of Local Lands.

Renowned author and naturalist, Joel Greenberg, will join photographer John Wylie for a thought-provoking journey through the history of Chicago region landscapes. At 2pm, Greenberg will illuminate how these lands changed over the course of 300 years in his talk, 'On Contested Ground.'

When the first Europeans arrived at the southern end of Lake Michigan in the 1670s, they encountered a rich and diverse landscape largely carved by the last great glacial incursion. Grasslands dominated the flat areas that burned regularly, with transitional savannas and shrublands thriving where the flames appeared less frequently. In ravines and along the eastern shores of rivers, where the burning was infrequent, forests reined. Interspersed were varying kinds and sizes of lakes and wetlands, from Lake Michigan to the Kankakee Swamp encompassing up to a million acres.

Much has been lost, some has been saved, and we all have a role to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the natural beauty that remains.

01/28/18 - 02/25/18
5X POINTS
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Play with your Club card and earn 5X slot points from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. every Sunday!
01/23/18 - 02/27/18
Winter Landscapes in Mosaics
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
New! Re-create a luminous glass mosaic from a painting or photograph of a winter landscape. We will use prints or photos as templates under a 10 x 14 inch plexiglass panel and mosaic glass on top to translate the print. Bring a print of your favorite landscape and Francine Gourguechon will have some possibilities available too. She will provide a variety of browns, ambers, greens, black, blues, and snow-white glass to use as well as all tools and adhesives.
01/18/18 - 03/22/18
Adult Drawing Class
Viking Park Community Center
4374 Old Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.623.7788
Learn something new or expand your creativity! Drawing principles will be introduced and develop lighting, shadow and shading techniques. A variety of media will be used including charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencils and pastels. As the class progresses, students will advance at their own pace.
02/10/18 - 03/25/18
The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
The Orchid Show is the only one of its kind in the Chicago area. More than 12,000 brilliantly beautiful and unusual orchids from around the world will extend throughout the Regenstein Center, including lush presentations within the Greenhouses. There are several special events during the show including a Preview reception, Tuesday Morning music and more. Please visit the website more information. Members receive $2 off admission.
01/24/18 - 03/31/18
Ragtime: The Musical
Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.634.0200
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volati le melting pot of turn of the century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together - that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician - united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America.
ONGOING
No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments
Potawatomi Bingo Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Register on the day of the tournament. Players seated in live games will have registration priority. Players must have a Fire Keeper's Club® card when registering. Players have the option to buy back into the tournament during the first four rounds. Payouts are based on the number of entrants.
ONGOING
Friday Night Fish Fry
Lakeside Restaurant at the Illinois Beach Resort
One Lake Front Drive
Zion, IL 60099
Voice: 847-625-7300
Friday Night is "All you can eat" Fish Fry for $9.95 at the Lakeside Restaurant. Dinner includes crispy Atlantic Cod dipped in classic beer batter and deep fried served with cole slaw.
ONGOING
Vineyard Tour, Tasting & Wine Appreciation Seminar
Valentino Vineyards
5175 Aptakisic Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 847.634.2831
Call today and make reservations, print this voucher and bring it to Valentino Vineyards for a great deal. Enjoy a Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting and Wine Appreciation Seminar for only $19.95 a person. This is a 60% savings off the regular price of $48. Tax is included and all services must be redeemed during one visit by the same customer. Each person must have a printed voucher.
ONGOING
First Fridays on MainStreet
Downtown Libertyville
Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Each First Friday of the month from March - December, come to downtown Libertyville. Have dinner at one of our many restaurants and then stop in to the shops to see what is going on. In store promotions, music, special demonstrations or shopping for that perfect gift. It's all here!
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Deerfield's Memorial Day Ceremony
Jewett Park
836 Jewett Park Dr.
Deerfield, IL 60015
Voice: 847-945-5000
The American Legion will again hold its Memorial Day services starting at approximately 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Veterans’ Memorial in Jewett Park. A procession to the Deerfield Cemetery will immediately follow. All non-emergency Village offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage collection will be delayed by one day due to the holiday.
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Round Lake Area Farmers Market
Eagle Creek Shopping Center
Corner of Rollins and Cedar Lake Rd.
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Voice: 847-546-2002
This new Farmers Market will offer shopping for fresh market veggies, tasting local vendor food, and listening to live music.
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10th Annual GLASA Twilight Run, Walk or Roll
Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Voice: 847.234.6060
Run it, walk it or roll it at the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association's Twilight Run, Walk or Roll. This race supports athletes of all abilities. Awards will be presented to the top 3 male & female finishers. The NorthShore University Health System sponsored event also features a kid's fun run. The great post-race party features the live music of Suede Stout and Lynette Foss. Kid's Fun Run begins at 4:45 p.m. Visit GLASATwilight.org for more information.
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Thursday Night DJ at Savanna House
Savanna House Restaurant
38905 Route 41
Wadsworth, IL 60083
Voice: 847-249-3770
Come out on have a bite to eat and enjoy the music spun by a DJ every Thursday night at 9pm.
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Bingo (Loteria) at Uno
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
6593 Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.856.0000
Come out on Tuesdays from 7pm-9pm and win amazing bar swag & gifts playing Unos Loteria (mexican bingo). Also enjoy half priced apps & margarita/ tequila flights specials available for purchase.
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CLC’s 37th ‘Recent Works’ Exhibit
College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL
Voice: 847.543.2581
View a variety of award-winning work created by local artists at the College of Lake County’s 37th Annual Recent Works Juried Competition, on display from Oct. 13 to Nov. 11 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art. An opening reception, including award announcements, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 in the gallery, with refreshments and live music by the Rick Embach and Jim Seidel
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The Art of Baseball
Kapheim Studio
122 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60087
The exhibition features bronze sculpture, paintings and drawings. The works are an exploration of the kinetic energy and dynamics of sports translated into visual imagery.
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Scrooge and the Ghostly Spirits
Citadel Theatre
300 S Waukegan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Voice: 847.735.8554 ext. 1
A World Premiere Musical Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Book, Music and Lyrics by Douglas Post Directed by Scott Phelps This family favorite brings all your most cherished characters and themes to life through an original score and the magic of song and dance.
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Kid's Eat Free Tuesdays at Uno
Uno Chicago Bar and Grill
6593 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.856.0000
Every Tuesday kid's eat free at Uno Pizzeria. One free meal from the kid's menu or gluten-free pizza with each adult entree purchased. Not valid with any other offers or coupons.
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Pub Trivia Night at Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery
219 Robert Parker Coffin Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
Voice: 847.383.5052
Come out Wednesday nights for Trivia Night! Play for free, win prizes ~ No registration required. Categories include music, TV, sports, movies and much more.
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Wednesday's Senior Special at Uno
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
6593 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847-856-0000
Every Wednesday Senior's 55 and older get 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages. Not valid with any other offer or discount, Takeout Deals, Two for U Lunch, Late Night or Bar Specials. Not valid on gift cards or alcohol.
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Think & Drink Thursdays at Uno
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
6593 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847-856-0000
Bring the friends out on Thursdays to Bar Uno and enjoy Think & Drink Trivia Night. There will also be half priced appetizers, prizes, 50 cent wings, music and a lot of fun.
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Live Music at the Savanna House Every Friday Night
Savanna House Restaurant
38905 Route 41
Wadsworth, IL 60084
Voice: 847-249-3770
The Savanna House has live music every Friday night. Come out with the friends, enjoy a bite to eat and live music.
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Pub Quiz Night
Irish Mill Inn
26592 North Hwy 83
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847-566-7044
Teams of 1-4 people can participate in the Pub Quiz. The Quiz lasts about two hours. Five categories (Sports, Movies/TV, Potpourri, History and Music), seven questions each category. The raffle follows the Potpourri category, with a question for one individual to earn bonus points for their team and half the pot. First place receives a $25 bar tab.
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Happy for Hours in the Bar at Unos
Uno Chicago Bar and Grill
6593 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.856.0000
Stop by the bar at Uno Pizzeria in Gurnee Monday through Friday and enjoy great Happy Hour specials. From 4pm-7pm the bar will be offering $3 20oz Pilsner or select well drinks, $4 Canyon Road Cabernet or Chardonnay wine, $5 select premium drinks and 1/2 price appetizers.
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The Sanctuary Buffet at The Chocolate Sanctuary
The Chocolate Sanctuary
5101 Washington St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.944.0808
Join us for a delicious Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 10am-2pm. Choose from the buffet of shrimp cocktail, egg/omelet station, lox, salads, carving station, Ceviche, waffle pops, cocoa ribs, fruit pastries and more. Also enjoy a mimosa for only $5. $22 per adult, $8 for Kids 5-10 and kids under 5 eat free.
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Free Vineyard Tours at Vigneto del Bino Winery
Vigneto dle Bino Winery
42150 Crawford Road
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847-204-7352
Vigneto del Bino hosts free Vineyard Tours on Sundays at 1 and 3pm. Vigneto del Bino specializes in producing unique wines from grapevines that grow here in Illinois. American and French-hybrid grape varietals, such as: Brianna, Frontenac, Marquette, Sabrevois, St. Pepin, Frontenac Gris, Sommerset and Edelweiss are prominent in the vineyard.
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Half Price Wines by the Bottle
Main Street Social
608 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.549.3490
Featuring Bright Angel, Main Street Social and any wine on our by the glass list!!!
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Karaoke Showcase
Dave & Buster's
424 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Voice: 847.549.2118
Come out and have a good time singing your favorite tunes at your favorite place. Every Thursday Night.
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Five, Six, Seven Specials at Fleming's
Fleming's Lincolnshire
960 Milwaukee Ave
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.793.0333
Five, Six Seven. Stop in the bar between 5pm and 7pm every night of the week. We have 5 different cocktails, 5 different glasses of wine and 5 different appetizers for the prices between $6 and $8! Or enjoy our Prime Burger for just $8. Available in the bar only.
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Sunday Brunch at Johnny's Chophouse
Johnny's Chophouse
1500 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.838.2015
Come out and enjoy a delicious Sunday Brunch at Johnny's Chophouse. Brunch will include eggs, French toast, omelet and waffle stations, biscuits and gravy, soup, salad, chicken, shrimp, salmon, carving station, ribs, vegetables, fruit and sweet table.
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Prime Rib Saturdays
Lakeside Restaurant at the Illinois Beach Resort
One Lake Front Drive
Zion, IL 60099
Voice: 847.625.7300
Saturday Night is our Prime Rib Special! Get a table by the fireplace, glass of wine, enjoy the food and the view! 2 for $25 Prime Rib dinner includes: house salad, choice of either potato or wild rice, vegetable du jour and a mouth watering 12oz Prime Rib.
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$2 Dollar Tuesdays at Lindys
Lindy's Landing
115 Park St.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Voice: 847-526-9789
Come to Lindy's on Tuesdays and enjoy take $2 off any of our fresh hot burgers from the grill, $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts, $2 well drinks and $2 house wines.
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Kids Eat Free Mondays & Tuesdays at O'Toole's
O'Toole's Libertyville
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847-984-2599
Join us every Monday & Tuesday night for Kid's Eat Free. Monday's with Holly the balloon artist. One free kids meal (up to $6) with every adult meal over $10 purchased.
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Wine About Wednesdays
545 North Bar & Grill
545 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.247.8700
Every Wednesday, 545 North Bar and Grill will feature Wine About Wednesday! All bottles of wine, including bottles from our special selection will be available at a 35% discount. So come join us this Wednesday to unwind and Wine About Wednesday!
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Pints and Purls at the Greentown Tavern
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.244.1001
Sponsored by the Stitching Bevy, Pints & Purls is a monthly knitting circle that has been going strong for over 3 years. All skill levels and small, portable needlework projects are welcome, including: knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, rug hooking, jewelry, and quilting. The group is open and welcoming to adults of all ages, genders, and identities. Group meets every 3rd Tuesday.
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Jump N Jam Fridays
Jump America
880 Lakeside Dr.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.325.5867
Plenty of Jumping & Jamming going on Fridays at Jump America. Admission includes a live DJ, 4 hours of jumptime, pizza (while supplies last) & access to over 16,000 square feet of trampolines including two dodge-ball courts, foam jumping pit, kids zone, and more.
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Tuesday is Senior Day at Potawatomi
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Being a Senior has its benefits, and at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, every Tuesday is dedicated to Seniors. Guests who are 55 years old or older and are members of the Fire Keeper’s Club® will be rewarded on every Tuesday of the month with 3X points and half off at The Buffet.
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Tasting Room at North Shore Distillery
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Road
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
Check out this Spirit Lover's Paradise! We are the oldest craft distillery, and we make a wide range of spirits that you'll see all over the Midwest. At our tasting room, you can sample our wares, enjoy a great cocktail, attend an event or class, and more! We are open Wednesday through Sunday for tastings and purchases, and our cocktail bar is open Thurs-Sun. Check our website for hours, upcoming events & more.
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Jump Fitness
Jump America
880 Lakeside
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224.325.5867
Come out to the popular event Jump Fitness. Workout with the whole body and cardio aerobics. Every Monday & Wednesday there will be a class at 6:00pm.
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Open Mic Night at The Village Tavern
The Village Tavern
135 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL
Voice: 847.634.3117
At The Village Tavern, there is live entertainment six nights a week. Every Thursday is Open Mic Night! Brush up the singing skills and arrive after 6:00 p.m. to take the stage.
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Live Music at Mickey Finns Brewery
Mickey Finn's Brewery
345 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.362.6688
Come out to Mickey Finn's every Friday and Saturday night a enjoy live entertainment. Enjoy a great meal, fresh brewed beer and live music. Visit the website for upcoming shows.
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Trivia Night at Austins
Austin's Fuel Room
481 Peterson
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.549.1972
Come out to Austin's every Wednesday night and test your knowledge. Every week at 7:30 pm Egghead Pub Trivia at Austin's in the Lounge. Teams of 8 or less.
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Saturday Night Karaoke
Savanna House Restaurant
38905 Route 41
Wadsworth, IL 60083
Voice: 847.249.3770
Come out to Saturday Night Karaoke at Savanna House Restaurant every weekend starting at 9:30 p.m. Bring out friends and sing along to favorite karaoke tunes. Enjoy the drink specials and dinner from Savanna House's large menu.
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Tuesday Night Trivia at Timothy O'Toole's
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
622 North Fairbanks Court
Gurnee, IL 60611
Voice: 847.249.0800
Come out to Timothy O'Toole's Pub every Tuesday night for trivia. While out, try the beer of the month or any number of drink specials. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy great food at a reasonable price.
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Karaoke Wednesday and Saturday Nights
The Fogcutter
36021 N US Hwy 45
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Voice: 847.356.3555
Come out for live karaoke fun! Sing favorite songs in front of friends and enjoy the many daily drink and food specials. Wednesdays also enjoy Water Pong at 10pm.
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Open Mic Thursdays
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.224.1001
Thursdays starting at 8 p.m. is Open Mic Night at Green Town Tavern. Acoustic guitar, amp, music stand and 2 microphones are provided. All skill levels and styles are welcome. Bring out friends, sign up at 7 p.m., and show off on stage! No cover charge.
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Trivia Time?
Green Town Tavern
110 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.224.1001
Come out to The Green Town Tavern each Wednesday for two hours of 'Trivia Time?' hosted by Tad & Steveo. Good times and prizes await as you compete against friends to become the trivia champion. No cover charge!
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Open Mic Night
Irish Mill Inn
26592 N IL Rte 83
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.566.7044
The Irish Mill Inn hosts an 'open mic' night every Thursday and Sunday from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. Bring a guitar, some friends and get up on stage! Don't sing or play an instrument? Come out and enjoy local musicians who are passionate about performing live.
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Kid's Eat Free Tuesday's at Mickey Finns
Mickey Finn's Brewery
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.362.6688
Bring the kids out and enjoy a great meal. Kids 12 and under eat free every Tuesday night, so bundle up and come on in. Mom and dad will also enjoy the $1.50 tappers too.
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$44 Prix Fixe Menu
Sullivan's Steakhouse Lincolnshire
250 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.883.0311
Come in to Sullivan's and enjoy the new three course prixe fix menu for $44 every day! Featuring an appetizer course, soup/salad course and entree from a variety of seasonal favorites.
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Karaoke Thursdays at Timothy O'Toole's Pub
Timothy O'Toole's Pub
5572 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.249.0800
Come out Thursday nights for karaoke night. Pick out a song and sing away. Enjoy a great atmosphere, good food and drinks and friends.
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Karaoke Every Friday Night at 17 North
17 North Bar & Grill
17 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.9463
Come out with the friends and enjoy a night of karaoke at a great sports bar. Bring out the singing voice and have a great time every Friday night.
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Happy Hour at Sullivan's
Sullivan's Steakhouse of Lincolnshire
250 Marriott drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.833.0311
Every Monday through Friday from 4pm-7pm, Sullivan's is the place to be for a good time. Enjoy great happy hour features including $7 specialty cocktails, featured red and white wines and bar entrees. Come relax after a hard day at work.
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Friday Night Fish Fry at Chessie's
Chessie's Restaurant
200 Applebee St.
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.5020
Come out and enjoy the Friday Night Fish Fry. The dinner features "All you can eat" Beer Batter Icelandic Cod, served with soup or salad, cole slaw and fries.. Chessie's was built around Barrington's former train station and features a vintage Illinois Central railroad dining car.
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Prime Rib Specials at Chessie's
Chessie's Restaurant
200 Applebee St.
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.5020
Come out Saturday Night and enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Chessie's. Other menu items include appetizers to salads, sandwiches, pasta, fresh fish and USDA choice steaks from the Stockyards Packing Company. Chessie's was built around Barrington's former train station and features a vintage Illinois Central railroad dining car.
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Fish Taco Specials
Momcorn
5101 Washington St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 224-610-0407
Come out any Friday and Saturday and enjoy a Fish Taco Plate. This special includes 2 Fish Tacos, Rice, and Salad all for only 7.95 or try an Individual Fish Taco for $3.00.
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The Double Nickel Club
Uno Chicago Bar and Grill
6593 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847-856-0000
Are you at least 55 years young? Then you're eligible to join our Double Nickel Club!! Sign up and receive a card and get 30% off a meal every Wednesday.
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Two for You Lunch
Uno Chicago Bar and Grill
6593 Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847-856-0000
Uno's New Two for You Lunch menu! It allows you to mix & match lunch-sized salads, soups and entree items, at prices starting at $6.99. Lunch Specials are served Monday to Friday until 3pm. Please visit the website for complete menu.
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Chocolate Factory Tour
Long Grove Confectionery
333 Lexington Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Voice: 847-459-0269
Hear a brief history of our candy kitchen. See incredible chocolates being produced as you venture down the walkway on a guided tour. Smell the chocolate aroma and finally taste a sample of our gourmet chocolate before visiting the Factory Store. Reservations Mon.-Thurs. Walkins on Sat. (free; no guarantee of live production). Call for more information.
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Guided Tours at Volo Bog
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Rd.
Ingleside, IL 60050
Voice: 815-344-1294
As Winter begins to wane, Volo Bog clings tightly to the cold. Layers of peat act as insulation against the thaw, clinging to winter just a little longer. Dormant winter shrubs and deciduous tamarack conifers await a warming of their roots to begin again their active life. While we may be ready for signs of spring, Volo Bog is still offering signs of winter activity. Deer tracks, rabbit scat & the meandering footprints of raccoons all reveal activity in Volo Bog. Peeking through the snow, carnivorous pitcher plants begin to show signs of greening with the lengthing days. Join a guided tour of this fascinating ecosystem - Illinois' only remaining open-water quaking bog - a National Natural Landmark! These public bog tours are open to individuals, families and small groups without reservations, however, groups of 10 or more are asked to please phone 815-344-1294 for special arrangements. Tours are about one hour.
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Buy One, Eat Two Every Wednesday
Mickey Finn's Brewery
412 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847-362-6688
Every Wednesday, all night long buy one burger and get one free, with the purchase of two Mickey Finn's Beers. Bring a friend or spouse and enjoy a night out.
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Kids Eat Free Monday,Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Savanna House Restaurant
38905 Route 41
Wadsworth, IL
Voice: 847-249-3770
Kids eat Free every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Purchase any adult meal and receive a kids meal free. Enjoy a friendly and comfortable dining experience with a variety of menu items from burgers to steak and salads to pasta. One free kids meal per adult meal.
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Wednesday Night Dinners at Bonnie Brook
Bonnie Brook Banquet and Dining
2800 N. Lewis Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60087
Voice: 847-360-4730
Year-round, come and enjoy Bonnie Brook's mouth-watering Wednesday Night Dinners. The regulars will be the first to tell you, they love the mid-week break from cooking at home. The dinners feature a wide variety of entrees, such as: fish, pasta, ribs and pot roast, delicious sides and a fresh selection of soups and salads. Visit the website for a complete menu. Also watch for the monthly specials.
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Prime Rib Wednesdays
Cadwell's Grille in the Embassy Suites Deerfield
1445 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
Voice: 847-945-4500
Come out and enjoy a delicious Prime Rib dinner at Cadwell's. This Wednesday night special includes prime rib, baked potato, daily vegetable pot, au jus and horseradish creme fraiche. Reservations are recommended. The 14 oz prime rib dinner is $23 and the 10 oz is $21.
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Children's Museum at the Round Lake Area Park District
Robert W. Rolek Community Center
814 Hart Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
Voice: 847 546-8558
Imagine a tot-sized replica of a town built especially for kids or a place where they can drive a car to the grocery store, gas up at the local gas station, be a star on stage or a pizza stand owner! Our Neighborhood is a place where children ages 1-6 can practice various roles in a community, challenging themselves to explore, imagine and create, exercising both mind and body. They may even enter the Neighborhood's "backyard" where they can climb, crawl, slide and be busy bodies in a safe environment! We have designed our Children's Neighborhood Museum specifically for children 1-6 years old.

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