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07/13/18 - 07/16/18
RSMI: Timo Andres Premiere
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Listen to classical piano and stringed instruments in the Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia. Program to include world premiere of Timo Andres commission.
07/16/18 - 07/16/18
RSMI: 30ths Anniversary
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bennett Gordon Hall
Monday, July 16, 2018
5:00 PMGates Open
6:00 PMConcert Starts
Reserved Seats
07/17/18 - 07/17/18
Waukegan Band Concert Series
Stiner Pavilion
201 Seahorse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to enjoy the music! All concerts are held during summer months on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm at the Stiner Pavilion Festival Grounds, Waukegan Lakefront (Harbor next to the water plant) unless otherwise noted.

July 17 - "Youth Night: A Teddy Bear Picnic"

07/17/18 - 07/17/18
Waukegan Band Concert Series
Stiner Pavilion
201 Seahorse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to ? enjoy the music! All concerts are held during summer months on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm at the Stiner Pavilion Festival Grounds, Waukegan Lakefront (Harbor next to the water plant) unless otherwise noted.

July 24 - "Twitter and Tweet: A Bird Lover's Concert"

07/17/18 - 07/17/18
Project "Selfy" Wellness Series- Creating a Stress Free Life!
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
When your level of stress becomes chronic or goes beyond what your body can handle, it can compromise your physical, emotional, and mental health. Find out how to create a stress-free life with techniques that work best for you in times of stress.
07/07/18 - 07/18/18
Lipizzans of the Americas
The Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadworth Rd
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.224.5330
The month of July is an unprecedented collaboration between the classical riding schools of North and South America. In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, our honored guests from Chile's Escuela Clásica Lipizzana have come for their first tour to the United States with their Lipizzan stallions to perform with the Tempel Lipizzans.

Our presentations include an 8-horse Quadrille combining both teams, a special solo performance by Pan Am Games competitor Favory Duba and First Chief Rider Oscar Coddou Molina, as well as combined Airs Above the Ground and Pas De Trois segments.

Limited Performances:

  • Saturday, July 7 Evening
  • Wednesday, July 11 Matinee
  • Saturday, July 14 Evening
  • Wednesday July 18 Matinee
07/09/18 - 07/18/18
Woodworking Mini-Camp
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
This mini camp provides hands-on woodworking experiences that allow children to use real tools to construct structures such as a tool box, rope ladder, doll crib, bat and ball holder and much, much more!
07/18/18 - 07/18/18
Curator's Corner: WWII Aviation and the Enlisted Sailor
National Museum of the American Sailor
2531 Sheridan Ave
Great Lakes, IL 60088
During World War II, aviation posed a new threat and the aircraft carrier ascended to be the capital ship of the Navy. Yet how did aviation change the life of a sailor during World War II? Using artifacts from the collection of the National Museum of the American Sailor, curator Justin Hall will discuss naval aviation's impact on the Navy's enlisted service members.
07/18/18 - 07/18/18
National Sour Candy Day: Exclusive Ride Time
Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
Six Flags and Sour Punch® are ready to #PUNCHUP National Sour Candy Day with super sweet games, giveaways and exclusive ride time! That’s right – we’re keeping select rides open AFTER the park closes to the public.

To participate, purchase a Sour Punch® product on July 18 at select in-park retail locations and receive your Exclusive Ride Time Event wristband! This wristband will give you access to stick around for extra thrills after the park closes to the public on event day.

07/18/18 - 07/18/18
Live Music in the Parks: Boy Band Night
Lehmann Mansion
485 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Lake Villa, IL 60031
Voice: 847.356.6011
Enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors with free, live musical entertainment. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at all locations.
07/18/18 - 07/18/18
Eat to the Beat Lunchtime Concerts
Jewett Park
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015
Voice: 847.945.5000
Join your playmates for lunch and fun at the Jewett Park Pavilion for our weekly lunch concerts in the park! These concerts are Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, listen to music and play in the park. These lunchtime concerts are FREE!

This week: Jeanie B!
Jeanie B! rocks the ages, all ages that is! With her brand of toe tappin’, knee slappin’, often hilarious, get up and dance music for families.

07/18/18 - 07/18/18
CSO: Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5100
For the first time together in Chicago, Gustavo and Yuja will perform and all-Beethoven Program including: Overture to Egmont, Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 7.
07/18/18 - 07/18/18
Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Rd.
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.244.5330
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical music. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. The cafe is open for meals starting at noon for the Matinee performance. Enjoy watching young foals guided by their mothers as they progress through carriage driving and training, flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show visit and tour the stables.
07/18/18 - 07/18/18
Car Fun on 21
Church Street
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Stroll around Church Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Brainerd to find beautifully restored vintage automobiles. The proud owners will be on hand to answer questions.. A special appearance by Herb as Elvis will keep the evening rocking to the oldies . Fine’s will be on site for grilled sandwiches or enjoy ice cream from Culver’s of Libertyville. It’s a perfect way to spend a summer evening.
07/19/18 - 07/19/18
200th Day Celebration
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Stop by for a celebration of the 200th day of the year on Thursday, July 19 from 12 to 4 p.m.! In honor of the Illinois Bicentennial, join us for a day full of fun games and activities themed to the number 200. There will be a surprise event at 2:00 p.m.
07/19/18 - 07/19/18
Movie in the Park
Community Park
1401 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.566.0650
Put the kids in their pj's, bring blankets and enjoy a free family-friendly movie at Community Park.
07/19/18 - 07/19/18
Big Wheel Race
Community Park
1401 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.566.0650
For kids 3 - 7, pack up the Big Wheel and head over to Community Park to race. Awards for 3 separate age groups. Funds benefit the Mundelein Parks Foundation.
07/19/18 - 07/19/18
Wine Pairing Dinner - Mexican Theme
Vigneto del Bino Winery
42150 N. Crawford Rd.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.204.7352
Mexican Theme Wine Pairing Dinner Menu

Appetizers:

  • Chips with homemade salsa, guacamole, fruit salsa
  • Cheese and Bean Taquitos
  • Wine Pairings: Sweet Gris, Frontenac Gris Amber

Salad:

  • Field Greens with mango, strawberries and blueberries with a
  • Cilantro lime vinaigrette with St. Pepin Wine
  • Wine Pairings: Summer Splash, Brianna

Entree:

  • Cheese, Beef and Chicken Enchiladas
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Wine Pairings: Sweet Frontenac, Marquette

Dessert:

  • Homemade Churros with ganache dipping sauce, sangria splash reduction and homemade whip cream

Wine Pairings:

  • Sequoit Red or Sangria Splash, Red Fusion

$50.00/per person plus tax (4 course meal with wines and entertainment) Entertainment during the dessert course

*All wine bottle purchases will be at a discount that evening.

07/19/18 - 07/19/18
Family Archery
Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.433.6901
A perfect family activity! Learn the basics of archery, then spend time practicing on the range! All equipment and instruction provided. Children must be accompanied by a paid registered adult. Min/Max is 8/16.For information call 847-433-6901.
07/19/18 - 07/19/18
RSMI: Brahms and More
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Listen to the sweet sounds of classical music through composers such as Brahms and others. Concert is in the Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia.
07/16/18 - 07/20/18
Film Camp with Improv Playhouse
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Filmmaking campers will gain knowledge in every aspect of filmmaking including pre-production, production and post-production, through digital technology and professional software. Campers will be immersed in story boarding, shot list creation, casting, shooting and digital film editing.
07/20/18 - 07/20/18
Wine and Nine
ThunderHawk Golf Club
39700 N. Lewis Street
Beach Park, IL 60099
Enjoy a 30-minute golf clinic and a round of 9 holes, followed by hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Must be 21 or older. Only 16 available seats!
07/20/18 - 07/20/18
Lincolnshire's Food Truck Fridays
Lincolnshire Corporate Center Parking Lot
300 Knightsbridge Pkwy.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.883.8600
Every other Friday through August 31, come out for Food Truck Fridays. With a variety of food trucks participating there will be plenty of choices to enjoy a gourmet lunch. Food Truck Fridays will be held at the Lincolnshire Corporate Center every week. Free admission and parking.
07/20/18 - 07/20/18
Mary J. Blige at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
With eight multiplatinum albums to her name, as well as nine Grammy Awards (plus 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and a SAG nomination, among many other accolades, Mary J. Blige has cemented herself as a global superstar and one of the defining voices in contemporary music. Since she began taking the stage, the singer-songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base, responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums.
07/20/18 - 07/20/18
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.
07/19/18 - 07/21/18
Vernon Hills Summer Celebration 2018
Century Park
1101 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Voice: 847.367.3725
Join us for 4 days of food, fun, carnival rides and free entertainment and a huge beer tent. There will also be children's activities, a petting zoo, car show, bingo, live bands Sunday will feature a car show from 9am-2pm, live entertainment, and a bags tournament. Live music includes Hello Weekend on Thursday, King by Friday and Mike and Joe on Friday, Toad the Wet Sprocket headlining on Saturday and TBA on Sunday. Bring a blanket but leave the coolers home; no alcohol can be brought into the park.
07/20/18 - 07/21/18
MainStreet Libertyville Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Libertyville
Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Come out to Downtown Libertyville for a weekend of great deals. Spend the day browsing for “treasures”, then stop for lunch or a sweet treat at one of the many restaurants. From burgers and sandwiches to full course meals, Italian, Sushi, Mexican, al fresco and inside – you’ll find a restaurant to enjoy.
07/20/18 - 07/21/18
MainStreet Libertyville's Annual Sidwalk Sales
Downtown Libertyville
Milwaukee and Church
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Do you like to hunt for bargains? The merchants downtown will be hosting sidewalk sales during regular business hours. The tables will be brimming with values! Or check inside the stores. Be sure to check the website for a list of participating shops.
07/21/18 - 07/21/18
Birding with Cameras
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633.2424
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods and Lake County Audubon have partnered to present Birding with Cameras. This new program starts on October 21, 2017 and meets once monthly every third Saturday at 7:30am at the Brushwood Center’s parking lot in Ryerson Woods. Birders are invited to come with binoculars and cameras on a hike through Ryerson Woods, guided by Lake County Audubon board member and award-winning photographer and naturalist, Emma England. Emma will take us on her favorite trails while sharing tips on taking great shots of these difficult-to-capture but lovable creatures. Ryerson Woods is noted as one of the premiere birding areas of Illinois. Following the hike, birders are invited to Brushwood Center to tour the historic home and nature-inspired art gallery. Stay tuned for inspiring speakers, field trips, and bird-inspired photography and art exhibitions. Register below or call 224-633-2426.
07/21/18 - 07/21/18
Havana Night
Dress Up & Dance
206 Terrace Drive
Mundelein, IL
Voice: 224.475.0984
Wear all white and learn some beautiful, classic Cuban moves. Featuring a saxophonist.
07/21/18 - 07/21/18
Objects Unveiled
Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
The Grayslake Historical Society invites the public to share an object. The object can be a family object with a story or a unique item to guess. Light refreshments are available during the discussion. The Tales Unveiled exhibit will be open following the program.
07/21/18 - 07/21/18
Muttersholtz Festival
Buffalo Creek Brewing
360 Historical Lane
Long Grove, IL 60047
It's our 1st birthday and we love to throw parties, so we've decided to throw a birthday bash on July 21st from 12-10pm. We've included a full day of Bluegrass Music:
  • 12:00 - 2:00 Grateful String Band
  • 2:30 - 4:30 Fox Crossing Stringband
  • 5:00 - 7:00 Anderlik, Otto & Church
  • 7:30 - 9:30 Henhouse Prowlers

What goes better with beer and great music, than BBQ? We have the best BBQ chefs in the area with their competing Pig Roasts featuring:

  • 12:00 BBQ’d Productions
  • 3:00 Steamboat BBQ
  • 6:00 Chicago Culinary Kitchen

Ticket includes admission, 1 plate BBQ and 1 beer. Come celebrate with us & discover the meaning of Muttersholtz! Proceeds benefit the Long Grove Lions Club.

07/21/18 - 07/21/18
Wine for a Reason
Vigneto del Bino Winery
42150 N. Crawford Rd.
Antioch, IL 60002
Includes:
  • Vineyard Tour
  • Wine Basics
  • Tasting of 6 amazing wines
  • Additional pours available for purchase
  • Appetizers
  • Live entertainment by the Mojo Daddies
  • One raffle chance
  • Vigneto del Bino is donating a percentage of all purchases to Canines 4 Comfort
07/21/18 - 07/21/18
Tempel Lipizzans 60th Anniversary Gala
Tempel Farms
Old Mill Creek, IL
Voice: 847.244.5330
2018 marks the 60th year since our original twenty horses were imported from Piber, Austria in 1958 thereby establishing the herd now known as the Tempel Lipizzans. Today, we are the largest, privately owned herd of Lipizzan horses in the world. Our goal is the same today as it was sixty years ago: to educate about the art of classical riding and promote the Lipizzan breed in the United States.

We will begin the evening with sparkling beverages in our stable courtyard so we may toast the foresight of our founders Tempel and Esther Smith, the commitment of the current ownership family to continue this mission and the horses that have inspired generations here and abroad. Then we will move to the arena for a special Diamond Anniversary Performance of the Tempel Lipizzans. Following the performance we will gather for food, refreshments, music at the stallion stables. Come celebrate this momentous year with us by attending our Gala Celebration on July 21, 2018. See site for more information and tickets.

07/21/18 - 07/21/18
ArtWauk
Downtown Waukegan
Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.623.6650
Come out and enjoy the fifth anniversary of ArtWauk with an evening of arts, music, theatre, film and dance. Bring a friend and take a stroll down Genesee Street. Visit the art galleries, grab a bite to eat, listen to the music and enjoy the live entertainment. Make sure to stop by the Urban Edge for the opening night of Human Condition presenting the Richard Harris Art Collection.
07/21/18 - 07/21/18
Elvis at Miller's Dog N Suds
Miller's Dog N Suds
517 Washington St
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 847.587.6808
50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll on a Saturday night at Miller’s Dog N Suds.
07/21/18 - 07/21/18
CSO: Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
All-Tchaikovsky Program
Selections from Swan Lake
Piano Concerto No. 1
Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
1812 Overture (with cannons)
07/21/18 - 07/21/18
Tempel Lipizzans Evening Performance
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Rd.
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.244.5330
Watch living history perform by the late day light. The Evening Performance is set to classical music will follow the varying stages of the development and training of the Lipizzan horses. From Young Stallions through Airs Above the Ground to the Quadrille, or Ballet of the White Stallions, this program follows a similar format to the Matinee performance. After the performance, enjoy a self-guided tour through the stallion stable and visit our foals in the pasture.
07/19/18 - 07/22/18
Antioch's Taste of Summer Festival
Downtown Antioch
Downtown Antioch
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.2233
Carnival rides and games add up to fun for the whole family. Enjoy the delectable specialties prepared by top restaurants. Dine in the relaxing sunshine or under the “Big Top” while listening to top entertainment in the Brook Bandshell. Bands include 7th Heaven, American English, Modern Day Romeos, Suburban Cowboys, Hi Infidelity & The Neverly Brothers. Then stroll through the town for the best sidewalk sales and crafters in the area. The merchants go all out for this event, so come early and grab the bargains. Spend these four days at this wonderful family event.
07/20/18 - 07/22/18
Alpine Fest
Lion Fred Blau Park
81 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.847.2171
This family oriented event will bring back all the things people love. There will be well-known bands, events, carnival rides, water fights and activities for the young patrons. In addition to the entertainment there will be some of the best food in Lake County. Enjoy the Alpine Fest Parade downtown Lake Zurich. Admission is free. Please visit website for more details.
07/22/18 - 07/22/18
Art Opening & Dear Earth Debut: The Promise of an Acorn
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633.2424
In the Chicago region, the people, plants and animals that depend on oaks stretch back centuries. Join these renowned speakers to uncover the cultural and ecological secrets of these critical species and learn how to nourish them into the future. This talk will be moderated by Brooke Hecht, esteemed President of the Center for Humans and Nature.

The Promise of an Acorn exhibition focuses not just on the oak itself, but also on the unique habitat it creates, the other species it supports, and its impact on the environment and culture.

07/22/18 - 07/22/18
Summer Sampler - The B.E.S.T. Show Band
Mitchell Park
951 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL
Voice: 847.945.7760
Join your friends and neighbors at Mitchell Park for our Summer Sampler Concert Series! Bring a picnic, dinner, chairs or a blanket and a smile while you enjoy some free music in the parks!
The B.E.S.T. Show Band brings to life the music of The Righteous Bros., Joe Cocker, Hall & Oates, Bonnie Raitt, and Van Morrison.
07/22/18 - 07/22/18
Tchaikovsky Spectacular Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5100
Join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk and Simon Trp?eski on Piano for an All-Tchaikovsky Program '1812' Overture with Live cannons.
07/23/18 - 07/23/18
Leon Fleisher at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5100
Come out for a night with Piano legend Leon Fleisher. He will perform compositions from Bach, Brahms, Kirchner and Ravel.
07/23/18 - 07/23/18
50th Anniversary of Misha Dichter's Ravinia Debut
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5100
Program to include solo works performed by Misha Dichter and duets by the husband-and-wife piano duo. This is a Bennett Gordon Hall $10 show.
07/24/18 - 07/24/18
Misha Dichter and Argus Quartet
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Misha Dichter's Ravinia Debut. This is a Bennett Gordon Hall $10 Concert.
07/24/18 - 07/24/18
CSO: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Program:
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
07/25/18 - 07/25/18
FKC Appreciation Day
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
On this special day each month, 102 Club members will win shares of $27,000 in cash all day long-with large rollover cash jackpots at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. These two big winners will each take home upwards of $1,250!
07/25/18 - 07/25/18
Live Music in the Parks: Rosie and the Rivets
Parkman Pavilion
2200 E. Grass Lake Road
Lindenhurst, IL
Voice: 847.356.6011
Enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors with free, live musical entertainment. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at all locations.
07/25/18 - 07/25/18
Eat to the Beat Lunchtime Concerts
Jewett Park
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015
Voice: 847.945.5000
Join your playmates for lunch and fun at the Jewett Park Pavilion for our weekly lunch concerts in the park! These concerts are Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, listen to music and play in the park. These lunchtime concerts are FREE!

This week: Animal Farm
The show is a colorful blend of original music, storytelling, hilarious antics and audience participation. Animal Farm’s songs explore themes of friendship, community and self expression through the eyes of our furry, feathered, scaly and shell dwelling friends.

07/25/18 - 07/25/18
Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Rd.
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.244.5330
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical music. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. The cafe is open for meals starting at noon for the Matinee performance. Enjoy watching young foals guided by their mothers as they progress through carriage driving and training, flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show visit and tour the stables.
07/25/18 - 07/25/18
Pork and Pinot on the Patio
Main Street Social
608 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
We're having a pig roast...perfectly paired with some amazing wines. Our Executive Chef Josh Ramirez will be pairing four Pinots with a unique pork dish. The cost of the dinner is $80 for Social Society Wine Club members and $95 for non-members. Not a wine club member...join that night and pay the wine club price. E-mail pat@mainstreetsoc.com to register for the event.
07/25/18 - 07/25/18
Ray Chen at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Program
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1
  • Saint-Saens: Violin Sonata No. 1
  • Ysaye: Sonata No. 4 for Solo Violin
  • Falla: Suite populaire espagnole
  • Vittorio Monti: Csardas
07/24/18 - 07/26/18
Billy Gardell Comedy
The Northern Lights Theater
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Standup comedy pro Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) brings the laughs three nights at The Northern Lights Theater inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in downtown Milwaukee.
07/26/18 - 07/26/18
John Esposito Golf Clinic
Crane's Landing
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Crane's Landing welcomes back PGA Golf Professional John Esposito for a second engaging clinic for men and women looking to take their golf skills to the next level.
07/26/18 - 07/26/18
Jorge Federico Osorio at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
The program will consist of compositions by Bach, Franck, Debussy, Castro, Ponce, Albeniz and Ponce.
07/23/18 - 07/27/18
Sewing Camp: Fashion Design and Sewing
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Learn the foundations of fashion design and sewing. This is a great class for young fashion designers. We will learn how to draw fashion figures via the traditional croquis style. We will also cover the sewing machine and create several items inspired by student’s designs.
07/27/18 - 07/27/18
Legit Ice and Dogs at Roaring Table
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Legit Dogs & Ice is a local Brick ‘n Mortar Hot Dog Joint AND a Food Truck, which specializes in gourmet hot dogs and authentic Hawaiian shave ice. Their dogs are huge and amazing! Come hungry!
07/27/18 - 07/27/18
Markham Vineyards Wine Dinner
Wildfire Restaurant
235 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.279.7900
Join us for our July wine dinner series featuring Markham Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s first wineries. The evening will feature a custom five-course menu of food and wine pairings. The event 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. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Tina or Julius at 847-279-7900.

$85.00 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included)

07/27/18 - 07/27/18
Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Jamie Bernstein hosts an evening of music, anecdotes, and remembrances.
Jamie Bernstein, host
Amy Burton, soprano
Michael Boriskin, piano
John Musto, piano
07/10/18 - 07/28/18
Amazing Minds
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Amazing Minds is coming to camp at Gorton! Your kids will cross oceans and continents to Italy, China, New York, Australia, Ancient Egypt and Chicago to celebrate creativity and encourage imagination!
07/28/18 - 07/28/18
Renncon Weekend
Bristol Renaissance Faire
12550 120th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142
Voice: 847.395.7773
Trying to decide whether to hit the faire or the con this weekend? Now you no longer have to choose! Join us on RennCon™ for our celebration of cosplay in all its forms. Attend a panel, take in the scenery, and enjoy some very special surprises! Whether you draw your inspiration from the sci-fi scene, anime, comics, television, fairy tales, or anywhere else… we invite you to mingle with our 16th century townsfolk in the biggest costume party in Wisconsin.

Masquerade Costume Contest – Both Saturday and Sunday: Register at Guest Services anytime before 2 p.m. to receive your entry number. Mingle at the Maypole from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for judging and a group photo. Be at the Kids’ Kingdom Stage at 5:15 p.m. for the announcement of the winners.

Children (12 & younger) Costume Contest: Both Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 p.m. be in the Bristol’s Kids Kingdom area. No need to pre-register for the Children’s Contest!

Special Concert! More information coming soon.

Cosplay Photo Meetups! Schedule coming soon.

Panel Schedule! Schedule coming soon!

07/28/18 - 07/28/18
Leonard Bernstein: 100 Years Young — A New Young People’s Concert
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Overture to Candide
Andantino from Clarinet Sonata (excerpt; orch. Sid Ramin)
Galop and Danzon from Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free
Lonely Town: Pas de deux and Times Square: 1944 from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
“Ain’t Got No Tears Left,” originally written for On the Town (excerpt)
The Masque from Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
Eryximachus from Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
“Cool” Fugue and Mambo from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
07/28/18 - 07/28/18
CSO: Bernstein's MASS
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
The Bernstein Event of the Year.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
Chicago Children's Choir
Vocality
Paulo Szot, baritone (Celebrant)
Kevin Newbury, director
Leslie Stifelman, musical preparation
Melissa Mahon, choreographer
Victoria "Vita" Tzykun, scenic designer
TBD Street Singers / Altar Boys / Marching Band
07/20/18 - 07/29/18
Cabaret
Studio Theatre at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County
19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
This tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Berlin's infamous Kit Kat Klub, whre the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd--enticing them to leave their troubles outside.
07/25/18 - 07/29/18
90th Annual Lake County Fair
Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
1060 E. Peterson Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.680.7200
Come out and enjoy 5 days of fun at the 90th Annual Lake County Fair. Events at the fair include live entertainment, food vendors, carnival rides and games, live animals, motor crossing, banana derby, demolition derby, flower show, expo hall and so much more.

Enjoy entertainment from Bella Cain, 7th Heaven and American English.

New for 2018: Timberworks Lumberjack Show. Returning to the fair: truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby and monster truck shows in the grandstand area, carnival rides for all ages, community competitions for blue ribbons, as well as 4-H exhibitions, antique tractor parade and an expanded selection of fair foods.

07/26/18 - 07/29/18
Blarney Gras Weekend
Blarney Island
27843 West Grass Lake Road
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3804
What the island is all about, combining; Key West, New Orleans, Rock Concerts, Beads, Bikinis, and your favorite Refreshments - mixed together to create the perfect summer cocktail. This is the Biggest party of the year. Come by boat or take the shuttle from the Port of Blarney. Please check the website for updated details.
07/29/18 - 07/29/18
Summer Sampler - Abba Salute
Mitchell Park
951 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL
Voice: 847.945.7760
Join your friends and neighbors at Mitchell Park for our Summer Sampler Concert Series! Bring a picnic, dinner, chairs or a blanket and a smile while you enjoy some free music in the parks!
ABBA Salute is an ABBA tribute band.
07/29/18 - 07/29/18
Lost '80s Live
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Performances by A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Men Without Hats, Farrington and Mann, Animotion, Dramarama, Nu Shooz and Gene Loves Jezebel.
07/29/18 - 07/29/18
International Bog Day
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 815.344.1294
Celebrate Bogs with an art show and silent auction with an Artists' Reception followed by live music. Extra bog tours & kid's bog crafts throughout the afternoon. Also attendees can meet bog dogs too.
07/30/18 - 07/30/18
Takacs String Quartet
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Program
  • Mozart: String Quartet No. 21
  • Dohnanyi: String Quartet No. 2
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No. 10
07/31/18 - 07/31/18
Waukegan Band Concert Series
Stiner Pavilion
201 Seahorse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to ? enjoy the music! All concerts are held during summer months on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm at the Stiner Pavilion Festival Grounds, Waukegan Lakefront (Harbor next to the water plant) unless otherwise noted. Free parking and admission.

July 31 - "Light Winds off the Lake"

07/31/18 - 07/31/18
Concert in the Park
Central Park Performance Pavilion
250 Library Lane
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.223.7529
This FREE Concert in the Park honors Drew Chapin, who passed away in 2005. He loved the outdoors, promoted peace, and believed in the power of music as our universal language.
07/31/18 - 07/31/18
Chanticleer at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Over the last three decades, they have developed a major reputation for their interpretations of Renaissance music, but they also perform a wide repertoire of jazz, gospel, and other venturesome new music and are widely known as an 'Orchestra of Voices.
08/01/18 - 08/01/18
Live Music in the Parks: American English
Lehmann Mansion
485 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Lake Villa, IL 60031
Voice: 847.356.6011
Enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors with free, live musical entertainment. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at all locations.
08/01/18 - 08/01/18
Eat to the Beat Lunchtime Concerts
Jewett Park
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015
Voice: 847.945.5000
Join your playmates for lunch and fun at the Jewett Park Pavilion for our weekly lunch concerts in the park! These concerts are Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Bring a picnic lunch, listen to music and play in the park. These lunchtime concerts are FREE!

This week: Wendy and DB!
Parents and kids will be all smiles during Wendy and DB’s performance. Their enthusiastic style and friendly voices will have kids jumping up and down and enjoying themselves immensely!

08/01/18 - 08/01/18
Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Rd.
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.244.5330
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical music. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. The cafe is open for meals starting at noon for the Matinee performance. Enjoy watching young foals guided by their mothers as they progress through carriage driving and training, flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show visit and tour the stables.
08/01/18 - 08/01/18
CSO: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Film with Orchestra
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Complete film shown on Pavilion and lawn video screens

DEAN RICHARDS, entertainment critic for WGN TV morning news and 720AM WGN radio, will lead a pre-concert discussion in front of the big screen.

08/02/18 - 08/02/18
CSO: Raiders of the Lost Ark Film with Orchestra
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Complete film shown on Pavilion and lawn video screens

DEAN RICHARDS, entertainment critic for WGN TV morning news and 720AM WGN radio, will lead a pre-concert discussion in front of the big screen.

07/01/18 - 08/03/18
Bogs in Art
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 815.344.1294
07/30/18 - 08/03/18
RoboThink Summer Camp
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
This summer, build battle robots, learn coding, have robotic soccer competitions, design sensor robots, or even motorized robots! Our young engineers get a chance to build unique robots of all shapes, sizes and functions each day!
08/03/18 - 08/03/18
Lincolnshire's Food Truck Fridays
Lincolnshire Corporate Center Parking Lot
300 Knightsbridge Pkwy.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.883.8600
Every other Friday through August 31, come out for Food Truck Fridays. With a variety of food trucks participating there will be plenty of choices to enjoy a gourmet lunch. Food Truck Fridays will be held at the Lincolnshire Corporate Center every week. Free admission and parking.
08/03/18 - 08/03/18
Cooking with Romie: Grilled Caribbean Delights
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Learn how to make grilled avocado with grapefruit chermoula and poached pear in red wine sauce. Class includes appetizer, entree, and recipe booklet. Feel free to bring your favorite wine.
08/03/18 - 08/03/18
Explore the Lake Michigan Water Trail
Waukegan Harbor
55 S. Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL 60085
Activities for August 3:
  • French Fur Trader Reenactor
  • Paddling
  • Clean Marina Tour
  • Alliance for the Great Lakes Activities
  • Faith in Place Table and Kids Activites
  • NPS RTC Program Table
  • Water Trail Information
  • Waukegan Night Out - emergency vehicles and movie.
08/03/18 - 08/03/18
First Fridays on MainStreet Libertyville
Downtown Libertyville
Rt. 21
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Celebrate summer with dining al fresco, then walk around the downtown to see what is happening. Around every corner find music, special treats or a wine tasting. The party starts here and is just waiting for you to join it!
08/03/18 - 08/03/18
Whoopi Goldberg
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
An evening of unique observations on current events and a wide variety of topics that are on Whoopi's mind
08/04/18 - 08/04/18
Jazz & Wine Festival
Deer Park Town Center
20530 N. Rand Rd
Deer Park, IL 60010
Voice: 847.726.7755
The 7th annual Deer Park Jazz & Wine Festival is returning to Deer Park Town Center on Saturday, August 4!

2018 Event Schedule:

12:30 - 9PM

12:30- 1:45PM - Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Big Band

2:15 -3:30PM - The Judy Roberts/Greg Fishman Quartet with vocalist Dan Ferris

4:00 - 5:15PM - Johnny Blas' Afro Libre Orchestra

5:45 - 7 PM - Henry Johnson Quartet

7:30 - 9 PM - James Sanders & Conjunto

The festival takes place in the Gazebo area, near Yankee Candle, Evereve and Paper Source. Limited seating will be available and it is advised to bring your own chairs. Outside alcoholic beverages and coolers are not permitted in the shopping center and at the event. Food, fine wine and craft beer will be available for purchase, cash only. There is no cost to attend the Jazz & Wine Festival. Open to all ages. Free face painting and balloon artist for kids will be available.

08/04/18 - 08/04/18
Harbor Days / Venetian Night
North Point Marina
701 North Point Drive
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
Voice: 847.746.2845
Join a full day of activities including:
  • SkipperBud's Boat Show
  • Bounce Houses & Dunk Tanks
  • Large Craft & Vendor Area
  • Music & Bands featuring: R-Gang & The BayDrifter Band
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pirate Themed Lighted Boat Parade & Dock Decorating Party
  • Fireworks & More
08/04/18 - 08/04/18
Dive-In Theater
Mitchell Pool
951 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Voice: 8479455000
Bring your raft, inner tube or noodle and watch Ferdinand on the big screen from the pool! Swimming begins at 7:30 pm. Movie begins at dusk. Concession stand will be open. Fee is $3 per person.
08/04/18 - 08/04/18
Laurie Berkner at Ravinia
Ravinia
418
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
"The queen of children's music" (People Magazine) Laurie Berkner makes empowering songs for kids - that parents love, too!
08/04/18 - 08/04/18
MainStreet Libertyville's Annual Dessert Walk
Downtown Libertyville
Cook Park
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
The Dessert Walk is held with the David Adler Festival of the Arts. Buy ticket at the MainStreet tent in Cook Park. Stroll downtown sampling desserts and shopping. Tickets are per sampling of all desserts (sharing is permitted). For more info or to purchase tickets, visit our website.
08/04/18 - 08/04/18
CSO: Beethoven's 5th
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Program:
  • Strauss: Don Juan
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
07/30/18 - 08/05/18
Back to School with Hawthorn Mall
Hawthorn Mall
122 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Voice: 847.362.2600
Back to school supply drive. Drop off at least five back to school items from provided list to take your photo with the Hawthorn Pups. Enjoy live entertainment, back to school craft and fashions from your favorite stores.
08/03/18 - 08/05/18
Outdoor Theater: Scapin
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633.2424
Citadel Theatre is pleased to present Moliere's commedia dell'arte, SCAPIN. This hilarious farce is fun for families, couples and friends. It will be performed outdoors on the lawn of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic and a beverage and enjoy this funny play under the stars! This play is directed and adapted by Frank Farrell. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by clicking button below, calling the box office at 847-735-8554 ext. 1. or purchasing at the venue "door" on the evening of the event.
08/03/18 - 08/05/18
Kid's Adventure Games
Wilmot Mountain
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192
The Kids Adventure Games is an adventure challenge course designed and run especially for kids in teams of two, ages 6 – 14, involving a range of obstacles & challenges in an outdoor environment.

The Course:

  • Course will be marked on a ‘kid friendly’ map.
  • Course description and route will be printed on the map.
  • Kids will travel the course by mountain bike, on foot, on land or on water.
  • If there is a water element at the race, personal flotation devices are supplied by race organizers.
  • Course is can be a circle, a figure eight or a cloverleaf format.
  • Transition Area is where kids will change disciplines and pick up or drop gear.
  • There are a number of different obstacles and challenges located around the marked course, all are designed for children and are supervised by staff and /or volunteers. The tasks will not cause children any great difficulty.
  • Each obstacle is a checkpoint. Volunteers will stamp the map as proof that the team passed by.
  • Teams have to follow the course in checkpoint order.
  • The course is approximately 3 miles long. This will take between 40 minutes and 90 minutes to finish.
  • Teams will be timed.
  • All kids will wear a helmet, back pack, (bike) gloves and a climbing harness the entire course. The climbing harness will be supplied by race organizers.

08/04/18 - 08/05/18
Festival of the Arts
Cook Park
413 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
The 38th Annual Festival of the Arts is a 2-day outdoor event held in Cook Park, located in historic downtown Libertyville, Illinois. With an emphasis on the visual arts, this family-friendly event will feature up to 75 artists, as well as live music, children’s activities, and artisan food vendors.
08/05/18 - 08/05/18
Summer Sampler - Nashville Electric Company
Mitchell Park
951 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL
Voice: 847.945.7760
Join your friends and neighbors at Mitchell Park for our Summer Sampler Concert Series! Bring a picnic, dinner, chairs or a blanket and a smile while you enjoy some free music in the parks!
Nashville Electric Company plays modern country hits and favorite county classics.
08/05/18 - 08/05/18
Josh Turner at the Genesee Theatre
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 800.982.2787
With his Southern charm, deep voice and down-home good looks, multi-platinum recording artist Josh Turner is becoming one of country music's biggest stars. From his 2003 debut album, Long Black Train, to his current Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, he's collected six Inspirational Country Music Awards® plus multiple Grammy®, CMA and ACM nominations.

In 2007, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry as its second youngest member.

In 2008 Josh got the acting bug, playing gospel singer George Beverly Shea in a movie about evangelist Billy Graham.

In 2012, his hit "Time Is Love" was the most played country song of the year.

Get ready for an entertaining evening when this country music star comes to town.

08/05/18 - 08/05/18
Melodeers Chorus
Stevenson High School
1 Stevenson Dr.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
The Melodeers are a Sweet Adeline’s Chorus and currently ranked 3rd in the world. We will be sharing the stage with International Queens of Harmony, The Buzz, 4th place International Quartet, Spritzer, and our local regional championship quartet, Prism.
08/05/18 - 08/05/18
Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Rd.
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.623.7272
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical music. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. The cafe is open for meals starting at noon for the Matinee performance. Enjoy watching young foals guided by their mothers as they progress through carriage driving and training, flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show visit and tour the stables.
08/05/18 - 08/05/18
David Foster at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Few individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster. He has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for a diverse array of artists, including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, Boz Scaggs, and Gloria Estefan.
08/06/18 - 08/06/18
Angelique Kidjo and Femi Kuti & the Positive Force
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
In her newest project, Angelique Kidjo reinterprets The Talking Heads’ classic album, Remain in Light (1980), adding electrifying rhythms, African guitars, and layered backing vocals. Cross-pollinating the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk, and jazz, Kidjo is nothing short of exhilarating and transcendent.
07/12/18 - 08/07/18
Film Appreciation Series with Victor Aronovich
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
You will examine the technical and aesthetic principles of movies. Drawing on a wide array of examples, these classes will look at the importance of story, film aesthetics, the craft of acting and the role of directors as film’s authors.
08/07/18 - 08/07/18
Waukegan Band Concert Series
Stiner Pavilion
201 Seahorse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60044
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends, neighbors and relatives to ? enjoy the music! All concerts are held during summer months on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm at the Stiner Pavilion Festival Grounds, Waukegan Lakefront (Harbor next to the water plant) unless otherwise noted. Free admission and parking.

August 7 - "Bernstein Birthday Bash"

08/07/18 - 08/07/18
Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni: No Tenors Allowed at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
No Tenors Allowed. Thomas Hampson singing bariton, Luca Pisaroni singing bass-baritone and Kevin Murphy on the Piano
08/08/18 - 08/08/18
Live Music in the Parks: Goo Roo's
Parkman Pavilion
2200 E. Grass Lake Road
Lindenhurst, IL
Voice: 847.356.6011
Enjoy a relaxing evening outdoors with free, live musical entertainment. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase at all locations.
08/08/18 - 08/08/18
Park on Park Cruise Night
Downtown Mundelein
469 N. Seymour Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.710.4629
Bring the family to enjoy a night of entertainment and view hundreds of classic vehicles. Park On Park feature the best collection of pre -1977 classics In Northern Illinois. Event offers food and music. It attracts over 400 vehicles & more than a 1,000 pedestrian classic car admirers. Park on Park is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from May through September.
08/08/18 - 08/08/18
RSMI: Program for Singers
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
This is a Bennett Gordon Hall $10 Concert.
08/08/18 - 08/08/18
Bonnie Koloc and Howard Levy
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
A folk-ballad-pop-blues singer of enormous range, charm, and charisma - New York Times

One of the giants of the ’70s Old Town folk scene that included John Prine and Steve Goodman, and still going strong. –Chicago Tribune

06/21/18 - 08/09/18
Zion's Concerts in the Park Series
Zion Park District Band Shell
2400 Dowie Memorial Dr.
Zion, IL 60099
JUNE 21 – SODA Soda is the Ultimate Human Jukebox! Good old-fashioned classic rock will have everyone’s feet tappin’, and today’s pop hits will have the younger audience jumping out of their seats to sing and dance with the band. The kids have a blast as they are invited to play in-struments with the band, join a Conga Line, and show off their best dance moves. Soda is definitely fun for the whole family!

JUNE 28 – THE LLOYD STEPHENS BAND The Lloyd Stephens Band brings old school R&B music from the Temptations, Luther, Kool and the Gang, Prince, with some Phil Collins, to Sting, to Bruce Hornsby and much more. Top notch musicianship combined with timeless classic repertoire explains their universal appeal.

JULY 5 – LAKE COUNTY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Lake County Symphony Orchestra will present its’ annual patriotic concert “American Salute.” The concert is family friendly and free. Featuring the best of Americana music like Sousa, Bernstein, Gould, Tchaikovsky 1812, and Copland to name a few. The LCSO is a non-for-profit arts orchestra made up of professional musicians from Chicago to Milwaukee and many local artist as well. The Lake County Symphony Orchestra is one of only two professional orchestras in Lake County and Zion’s only public performing arts ensemble. Please bring picnics, lawn furniture and blankets to enjoy the best orchestral music under a beautiful summer sky.

JULY 12 – CHICAGO SOUL REVUE An authentic tribute to the classic soul of Motown, Memphis, Philly and Chicago. They will take you on a voyage to the late sixties where Aretha Franklin was Queen and Motown was popular on the radio.

JULY 19 – ROCKIN’ FENDERSKIRTS Put on you blue suede shoes and rock around the clock to your favorite Rock’N’Roll oldies. That’ll be the day the Rockin’ Fender-skirts come to town. There will be a whole lotta shakin’ goin on. You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll laugh. You’ll get all shook up. Who knows, you might even twist and shout.

JULY 26 – NEW ODYSSEY New Odyssey will simply mesmerize you. Classic rock, country, novelty and specialty arrangements are all the calling card of this must see group. Three Guys, Thirty instruments – the most unique act on the circuit.

AUGUST 2 – RISKY BUSINESS Pop, Rock, and Nu-Wave – this versatile 5 piece band plays the to-tally awesome 80’s tunes that make you want to dance and sing along. Hits from Madonna, Billy Idol, Huey Lewis and the News, The Cure and many more. So pop your collars, put on some neon, and join in the fun. The best hits of the 80’s!

AUGUST 9 – BBI From Motown, Rock & Roll, Disco, Classic Rock, Reggae, 80’S Dance, Funk, Pop, Rap, Country, and Hip Hop, you’ll get true variety. BBI has toured nationally and abroad in Japan, Canada, Poland, The Virgin Islands & St. Thomas. Regionally or Internationally, BBI con-nects with their audiences and inspires people to party, dance, and have a great time

08/09/18 - 08/09/18
Genesee Theatre Summer Film Series Presents Movies, Music and Meals: Dreamgirls
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.263.6300
Genesee Summer Film Series presents Movies, Music and Meals! Join us for a meal catered by local restaurant Hillery’s Bar-B-Q, followed by the musical film Dreamgirls.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting The Genesee Theatre Box Office or calling 847-263-6300.

Movie Ticket Only: $6
Meal and Movie Ticket Combo (purchased in advance): $15
Meal and Movie Ticket Combo (purchased day of show): $20

Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Dreamgirls follows a trio of Motown singers, Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), as they begin their career singing backup for James Early (Eddie Murphy) then quickly evolve into headliners. Managed by Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the performers navigate their way through a challenging music industry while chasing their dreams.

08/09/18 - 08/09/18
Movie in the Park
Community Park
1401 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.566.0650
Put the kids in their pj's, bring blankets and enjoy a free family-friendly movie at Community Park.
08/09/18 - 08/09/18
Adapt Nation and Why Conservation Matters
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 8153441294
What happens when a couple young entrepreneurial, environmental college students put their heads together around the idea of sustainability? “Adapt Nation” is a movement spearheaded by Max Wiecek and Logan Sharp, students from Northern Michigan University. They will share what their movement is all about, talk about their backgrounds and why they are committed to a sustainable future. Max will share stories from his experiences as an Intern at Volo Bog and elsewhere in the field. Then the two young men will lead us on a hike along the Tamarack View Trail to marvel at the wonders of nature and discuss why conserving these natural spaces is so important to the up & coming generation. Kids these days! You should meet them. Open to adults and children ages 11 & up. Registration requested by emailing dnr.volobog@illinois.gov or by phone at 815-344-1294. Tell us your name, email, and phone number. Group size is limited; program may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met 48 hours prior.
08/09/18 - 08/09/18
CSO: James Conlon and Garrick Ohlsson
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Program will contain compositions from Stravinsky, Strauss and Mozart.
06/04/18 - 08/10/18
Summer Camp!
Improv Playhouse
116 W Lake Street
Libertyville , IL 60048
Voice: 847.968.4529
Register your Student for a summer they won't forget! Featuring sessions such as:

Grades 1st - 8th

  • FROZEN SESSION ONE: 6/11 - 6/22
  • OZ SESSION TWO: 6/25 - 7/6
  • MULAN SESSION THREE: 7/9 - 7/20
  • TANGLED SESSION FOUR: 7/23 - 8/3
08/10/18 - 08/10/18
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it!
08/10/18 - 08/10/18
Nadine Sierra and Michael Fabiano at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Bernstein and Friends

Nadine Sierra, soprano
Michael Fabiano, tenor
Kevin Murphy, piano

08/11/18 - 08/11/18
Of Bogs & Books
Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 815.334.1294
This month's book: The Place in the Forest: R. D. Lawrence’s Account of Life in the Ontario Wilderness by R. D. Lawrence.
08/11/18 - 08/11/18
Lakes Area Swing Band at Miller's Dog N Suds
Miller's Dog N Suds
517 Washington St
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 847.587.6808
It is an 18 Piece Swing Band with Male & Female Vocalists. Playing great songs from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s & more, Bring your dancin’ shoes and a lawn chair.
08/11/18 - 08/11/18
CSO: Italian Opera Favorites
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Watch the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform compositions from the likes of Rossini and Donizetti.
07/14/18 - 08/12/18
Pinkalicious
Marriott Theatre
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.634.0200
Based on the immensely popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, this is the tale of Pinkalicious, a little girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.
07/28/18 - 08/12/18
Mardi Gras Festival
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
It’s a Mardi Gras season! Join us Saturday, July 28 through Sunday, August 12 for our all-new Mardi Gras Festival! The Mardi Gras theme will live on in the most vibrant way possible. Nightly shows, Mardi Gras style floats, beads, stilt walkers, and unique food offerings are just some of the incredible elements to the upcoming festival.

Make sure you’re in our Mardi Gras area each night to experience the most interactive parade we have ever offered! Dance through the streets with our performers as they bring all of the magic and excitement of the Big Easy to you! It will be the biggest finale to any night at the park—don’t miss it!

08/09/18 - 08/12/18
Gurnee Days Celebrates the Decades
Viking Park
4374 Old Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.623.7788
Gurnee Days returns for 4 days of family fun and entertainment. Activities include a bicycle rodeo, live entertainment, Farmers Market, Gurnee Idol, golf tournament, amusement rides, a 10K race, baby contest, rib fest and eating contest, fireworks, a pancake breakfast, parade, car show, petting zoo, pony rides, a talent show, exhibitors, games, food booths and stage events.
08/11/18 - 08/12/18
Steampunk Invasion
Bristol Renaissance Faire
12550 120th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142
Voice: 847.395.7773
We invite all our guests to dress up in your finest time-traveling attire. No matter which century you portray, we’re looking forward to celebrating a leap back (or forward) in time with you!

This weekend only: The return of the Absinthe Bar (near the Lord Mayor’s Forum Stage), and a special visit from the Green Fairy.

Saturday: The Steampunk Promenade Costume Contest with Grand Prizes for the top three individuals whose costume “put the Punk in Steampunk.” (Judging details and guidelines coming soon!) Register at Guest Services anytime before 2 p.m. to receive your entry number. Mingle at the Maypole from 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for anonymous judging. Be at the Globe Stage at 5:30 p.m. for a group photo – contestants sit in the first 5 rows. Semi-Finalists will be called to the stage for additional photos. The Champions will be announced thereafter.

Sunday: The Marvelous Steampunk Accessory Contest with prizes for the most epic accessories. (Judging details and guidelines coming soon!) Register at Guest Services anytime before 2 p.m. to receive your entry number. Mingle at the Maypole from 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. for anonymous judging. Be at the Globe Stage at 5:30 p.m. for a group photo – contestants sit in the first 5 rows. The winners will be announced after the group photo!

08/11/18 - 08/12/18
Art at the Lake
Paulus Park
200 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL
Voice: 847.726.8669
Juried artists from across the country will display and sell their work in this beautiful park adjacent to the lake. Free hands on kids activities and music will be on site also. Free admission and plenty of free parking.
08/11/18 - 08/12/18
The 21st Annual Lincolnshire Arts Festival
Village Green
NE corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.913.2313
The festival hosts 100 juried artists from around the country in the Village Green of Lincolnshire and offers extraordinary examples of fine art and fine craft in a variety of mediums and price points. Take in the tranquility of Lincolnshire with a wonderful weekend that combines the fun of art with the art of fun. Live music on the music stage and fun activities for kids, including an art scavenger hunt and spin art, make the festival a perfect family experience. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see the masters at work with interactive art demos and booth chats taking place all weekend long! Festival-goers of all ages will have an opportunity to get into the “art-filled” action by contributing to a mural on-site at the festival.
08/11/18 - 08/12/18
Blues on the Water & BBQ Festival
The Harbor's Edge
175 N. Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.996.0115
Join us for the 2nd "Blues on the Water" Blues Fest at the Harbor's Edge. This festival will feature live blues music from national and local artist and food from local vendors
08/11/18 - 08/12/18
Zurko Antique and Flea Market
Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center
1060 E. Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 715.526.9769
Zurko Promotions specializes in vintage and antiques markets, one of a kind flea markets, auctions, and unique shows such as a National Civil War show, Pop Culture Convention, and Collector Arms Show.
08/12/18 - 08/12/18
Summer Sampler - Rosie and the Rivets
Mitchell Park
951 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL
Voice: 847.945.7760
Join your friends and neighbors at Mitchell Park for our Summer Sampler Concert Series! Bring a picnic, dinner, chairs or a blanket and a smile while you enjoy some free music in the parks!
Rosie and the Rivets plays the best danceable music of the 1950’s and early 1960’s along with some current hits with a retro twist.
08/12/18 - 08/12/18
Tempel Lipizzans Matinee Performance
Tempel Farms
17000 Wadsworth Rd.
Old Mill Creek, IL 60083
Voice: 847.623.7272
Bring the family out for a matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzans set to classical music. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. The cafe is open for meals starting at noon for the Matinee performance. Enjoy watching young foals guided by their mothers as they progress through carriage driving and training, flying horse movements and a four-horse ballet. After the show visit and tour the stables.
08/12/18 - 08/12/18
Steve Martin and Martin Short at Ravinia
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.266.5000
Steve Martin and Martin Short with The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko
An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. Pack a picnic and enjoy the evening with some of the greatest.
07/16/18 - 08/20/18
Fencing- Late Summer
Gorton Community Center
400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
The Olympic sport of fencing demands quick thinking, agility, poise and speed, discipline, respect, maturity and good sportsmanship. This class is for those new to fencing or those who would like to work on the basic fencing skills.
07/03/18 - 08/26/18
Murder for Two at the Marriott Theatre
Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.634.0200
Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed.. fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills. But whodunit? Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: One actor investigates the crime. The other plays all of the suspects. And they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this fast and funny whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.
06/05/18 - 08/28/18
Music on the Esplanade Evenings
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Unwind after your work day as you listen to relaxing performances by local musicians set on the Chicago Botanic Garden's front lawn. This live musical series showcases an assortment of genres including Spanish guitar, jazz, and blues. The Esplanade offers a beautiful setting for great entertainment and seating for a wide variety of guests and only on concert evenings, you may have a picnic there as well! Visit the website for a complete schedule.
05/26/18 - 09/03/18
Butterflies & Blooms Exhibit
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.

The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the Regenstein Learning Campus.

Up to 500 butterflies can be seen at any one visit. Visitors can also observe butterflies emerging through a window into the pupa room.

07/07/18 - 09/03/18
Bristol Renaissance Faire 2018
Bristol Renaissance Faire
12550 120th Ave
Kenosha, WI
Voice: 847.395.7773
For 9 glorious weekends starting in early July, each Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, visitors take a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and one-of-a-kind encounters with a spectacular cast of characters. The Faire boasts a beautiful 30-acre site with open-air stages featuring Swordfighters, Minstrels and Jesters. Meet Robin Hood or Queen Elizabeth, in person! All entertainment is included in the price of admission. In addition to the faire please watch for special events, including wine tasting, costume weekend Tea with the Queen. Visit the website for a list of events.
05/24/18 - 09/06/18
Thunder on the Chain Drag Boat Races
Blarney Island
27843 W. Grass Lake Rd
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.4122
"Thunder on the Chain" is Blarney Island's very own drag boat racing. Beginning in 1978 with just a few patrons who were looking to test out their souped-up motors, the boat races have grown into a weekly event during the summer attracting over 5,000 people weekly and featuring professional race boats & drivers from all around the Midwest. The boat races run Thursday nights. www.blarneyisland.com
06/01/18 - 09/07/18
Lake Zurich Farmer's Market
Paulus Park
200 S. Rand Rd
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.438.5146
The market hosts approximately 30 vendors, with a handful of vendors who sell organic produce. Each week we will feature a rotating schedule of live musical acts, pet rescues, artisans and children’s activities for our market goers to enjoy.
05/30/18 - 09/26/18
Grayslake's Summer Farmers Market
Downtown Grayslake
100 Center St.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Voice: 847.289.7138
The Grayslake Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that fosters a sense of community by operating a weekly three season outdoor shopping experience in the historic downtown center that offers farm fresh and prepared foods, arts and crafts, music and children’s activities.
05/02/18 - 10/03/18
Lake Zurich's Cruise Nights
Downtown Lake Zurich
East Main Street
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 847.438.5146
The Lake Zurich Cruise Night monthly event held the first Wednesday of the month May- October from 6-9pm and is one of the best car shows in the area, featuring over 40+ vehicles on display from every era in downtown Lake Zurich.
05/12/18 - 10/21/18
Model Railroad Garden 'Landmarks of America'
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Voice: 847.835.5440
Gather the family together for a remarkably fast tour of the United States when the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America exhibition opens May 12th. Walk through the 7,500 sq.-foot exhibition and pass by nearly 50 familiar miniature American landmarks, all handcrafted from natural materials. Each season the 17 garden-scale trains travel over 22,000 miles past the landmarks, which are surrounded by carefully planned landscapes of 5,000 plants. This year, the Garden adds the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and Lumberyard Railroad siding prop. Garden members save $1 on admission.
07/12/18 - 11/30/18
Farmstand Open
Didier Farms
16678 W. Aptakisic Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.634.3291
Didier Farms provides you with the opportunity to buy the very best locally grown vegetables and produce. Our vegetables are grown here on our farm and picked daily to ensure that our customers receive the freshest local produce available to them. We are particularly known for our delicious sweet corn, the best in Lake County. We grow tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, eggplant, patty pan squash and many varieties of sweet and hot peppers.
When you walk into our farmstand, you get the feeling of the “good ole days” Our farm is a truly unique experience-from the fresh homegrown vegetables, cider, apples, honey, freshly baked pies, and old fashioned candies to our gourmet soup mixes, bread mixes, jellies, preserves, pickled vegetables, canned tomatoes, salsa, homemade noodles and other pastas. In season, we carry Michigan peaches and apples and other fruits.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 Route 41 Roadhouse 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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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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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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5X Points
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Summer just got better—5X better—with 5X points every single Sunday in June, plus a bonus Sunday on July 1! Just play slots with your Club card on these Sunday Fun-days and kick off the sunny season with 5X faster rewards!
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Uno's 75th Anniversary
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Gurnee, IL 60031
Celebrating 75 years with 75 days of special events! Buy a deep dish pizza for just $7.50 and sign up for a chance to win free pizza! Restrictions apply. Visit the site below for more details.
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Art Exhibition: Rain Paintings
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Voice: 224.633.2424
Sibylle Szaggars Redford is a German born Multimedia Environmental Artist. She has dedicated her life’s work to creating art informed by her spiritual consciousness of our connection to life, the land, and the world by raising awareness of our environmental unsound practices. Redford’s inspirations stem from nature, ancient cultures such as the Hopi, the Moroccan, or as in her most recent work the monsoon rains in the New Mexican High Desert.

She has exhibited her work throughout England, Germany, Italy, Monaco, France, Peru, Japan, Singapore, and the United States, and often collaborates with various musicians and choreographers. Her large oil painting series “Shape of Color” was her first collaboration with the world-renowned cellist Nina Kotova which was presented during the International Classical Music Festival in Cortona, Italy and later in Singapore of 2008.

In the summer of 2010, Szaggars-Redford began creating her “Rainfall” series, inviting rain showers to become a major instigator and her collaborator with Nature. In this series Redford provides the paper with her abstract watercolor pigment compositions – she then waits for the monsoon rain in the New Mexican High Desert and places her work in these showers.

Szaggars-Redford's pieces will be on display at Brushwood Center from May 21st to July 15th.

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Bass Pro Shops Summer Camp Workshops
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
6112 W. Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
Voice: 847.856.1229
Join Bass Pro Shops for free family activites from June 23 to July 22 every Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.

Catch and release pond, photo download, games & activities such as bean bag toss, ladderball, spikeball and more. Crafts,and workshops like fishing, water sports, shooting sports, conservation, emergency preparedness, camping and more. Visit site below for more information.

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Band Beverages
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Rd.
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
We listen to their music and offer a flight of band-inspired cocktails!
  • June 6: The Beatles
  • June 13: Paramore
  • June 20: Hair Bands
  • June 27: One Hit Wonder night (various artists)
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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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Dino's Cool Party
The Northern Lights Theater
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Andy Dimino as Dean Martin, Carmen Romano as Tony Bennett, Sharon Owens as Barbra Streisand, Scott Keo as Michael Bublé and Ron Simpson as Ray Charles, plus more. Everyone raise a glass to the coolest pack of performers around. Welcome to the party.
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Order Pizza for a Smile!
Judy's Pizzeria
1855 Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL
Voice: 847.579.8330
Order Pizza from Judy's Pizza and mention your order is for SMILE and 10% of the proceeds from your order will go to the SMILE Grant-in-Aid Fund.

SMILE Grant-in-Aid is a Program of the Parks Foundation of Highland Park. Since 1992 SMILE has enabled families in need of financial assistance the ability to participate in PDHP programs.

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MainStreet Libertyville's Lunch in the Park
Cook Park
Milwaukee and Church
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Libertyville food vendors will sell a variety of delectable treats. Enjoy easy listening music played by local bands. Check our website for list of bands. Special children’s entertainment will be offered each week plus a raffle for a $25 MainStreet gift certificate.
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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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Reel Random Jackpots
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Reel Random jackpots are back! And they can happen at any time, any seat, any dollar amount and any reel combination. Just play slots on Sundays for your chance to randomly win cash or cashable slot credit prizes totaling up to $100,000 EACH WEEK!
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Summer Concert Series
Waukegan Public Library
203 Waukegan Road
Waukegan, IL 60044
Come out to the Waukegan Public Library to listen to class-act live music every Friday at noon.
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NIDBA Boat Races
Blarney Island
27843 W. Grass Lake Road
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3804
Come see the best of the chain's boat races. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the night on the water.
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Grillin' and Chillin' at Bonnie Brook
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
2800 N. Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4736
Come visit us for your favorite entertainers every Tuesday in the summer. Our $5 BBQ menu will be served from 5pm to 9pm and we will have drink specials!
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Food Truck Thursdays
Dean Avenue - between Roger Williams Ave and St. Johns Ave.
2821 Ridge Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 8474336901
Ravinia District Food Truck Thursdays features delicious food truck offerings and local favorites Abigail's American Bistro, Ravinia Brewing Company and Viaggio serving wine, beer and cocktails. Friends, neighbors and families come together to celebrate a night of food, music and fun al fresco! Dine at picnic benches in the Park, or bring a folding chair or picnic blanket. Stop by on your way to Ravinia Festival!
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Round Lake Area Farmers Market
Big Lots Parking Lot
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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MainStreet Libertyville's Car Fun on 21
downtown Libertyville
Church and Milwaukee
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Vintage vehicles are displayed on Church and Cook Streets. Local bands will perform.

To display a car, volunteers will be assist at 5 pm at the Brainerd Avenue entrances.

Car shows are scheduled for June 20; July 18; August 15; September 19..

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Lake Barrington Farmers Market
28214 W. Northwest Highway
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.7800
Shop for local goods at the all new farmers market in Lake Barrington. Located on the corner of Rte. 41 and Pepper Road, come find your next favorite treat!
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Tomahawk Tuesday
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
960 Milwaukee Ave.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.793.0333
Try the new three-course menu for two, featuring our 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk. For the first course, choose two salads followed by our 35 oz. Prime Tomahawk to share, choose two sides, and then round out your dinner with two dessert selections.

The Prime Tomahawk is a show-stopping experience for any steak enthusiast. The epitome of Prime; it’s heavily marbled, juicy, and brimming with rich flavor from being broiled with the long bone-in. Aged a minimum of 21 days, then cooked to Guests’ desired temperature in our 1600° broiler. Go ahead — have it all.

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Hawthorn Mall Cruise Night
Sears Auto Center of Hawthorn Mall
2 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL
Voice: 847-235.6525
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Tacos and Tunes
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Waukegan, IL 60085
Voice: 847.360.4736
Join for live music featuring a local band and all-you-can-eat tacos from 6pm to 9 pm for only $6!
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New Member Offer
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Voice: 1-800-PAYSBIG
Now–September 30, 2018, join the Midwest’s most competitive player’s club at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino for exclusive rewards—like free play the day you enroll! Play the New Member Kiosk Game to reveal $5–$1,000 in FKC Reward Play!
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Cruise Night at Miller's Dog N Suds
Miller's Dog N Suds
517 Washington St
Ingleside, IL 60041
Voice: 847.587.6808
Be there – Bring a lawn chair! Cars Pre 1973 (Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Custom, Classic & Antique) – The Public is Welcome! Lots of parking for newer cars across the street at the train station. Listed in Car Craft Magazine as one of the Top Five Cruise Spots in Chicagoland!
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Mundelein's Farmers Market
Santa Maria del Popolo Parish Parking Lot
Route 45 Between Courtland & Crystal Steets
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9235
Come out to the newest Lake County Farmer's Market in Downtown Mundelein. Local vendors (within 200 miles of Mundelein) offering a variety of fresh produce, meats, flowers, cheese and artisanal foods. Fun for the whole family and good food too. A new addition to the market is a tented seating area where market goers can relax, have a snack, and enjoy live music.
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MainStreet Libertyville's Farmers Market
Cook Park
Milwaukee and Church
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.680.0336
Imagine fresh produce picked yesterday and ready for your table today. Also featured are pastries, artisanal breads, cheeses, flowers, free range meats and eggs, mushrooms, certified organic vegetables, local honey, goat milk products, appetizers, and even dog treats.
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Barrington's Farmers Market
Village Parking Lot
Park Avenue - Corner of Main and South Cook
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847.382.3829
The Barrington Farmers Market will offer a wide variety of vendors selling everything from fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses, honey, breads, dog treats, and pasta. Also grab dinner to go.
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Sunday Tours at the Gold Pyramid House
Gold Pyramid House
37921 Dilleys Road
Wadsworth, IL 60083
Voice: 847.244.7777
Visitors will be given a sit down presentation from Rocko Onan, one of the original children that grew up in the house. You will be guided through the museum and public areas of the house. Visit an exact replica of King Tutanhkamun’s tomb with all the impresive artifacts. End your tour at the Gift shop before taking your family picture next to the tallest Ramesses II standing statue in the world.

Tour Schedule:

  • May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • Jun 10th, 17th, 24th
  • Jul 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • Aug 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • Sep 2nd, 9th, 30th
  • Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
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Ravinia Farmers Market
Ravinia Farmers Market
200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
Voice: 847.561.1302
Since 1978, Ravinia Farmers Market has been a leading producer of some of the county's freshest goods.

The market runs every Wednesday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from June 6th through October 31st.

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Train Tours
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village Road
Volo, IL 60073
Voice: 815.385.3644
Relax and enjoy a 40 minute tour of the museum property. Discover the history of the museum and many of the artifacts on display.
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Poses and Pints
Tighhead Brewing Company
161 N. Archer Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9174
Tighthead hosts a yoga class in our taproom the first Sunday of every month. Classes are led by Shannon Thomas or Angela Oaks, our Brewmasters wife. Price of the class is $20, which gives you two pints of your favorite Tighthead brew and an hour of yoga class. Tickets are on sale in the taproom only. Tickets will also be available the day of the class. This will be an all levels class! Doors open at 10 AM. B.Y.O.M (bring your own mat)
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Wednesday $1 Off Pints at Bosacki's Home Brew
Bosacki's Home Brew
610 E. Hawley St.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Each Wednesday at Bosacki's Home Brew, pints of delicious home brew beer are $1 off.
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Pub Trivia at Tighthead Brewing Company
Tighhead Brewing Company
161 N. Archer Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Voice: 847.970.9174
Free live trivia at Tighthead Brewery every Wednesday from 7-9PM!

Grab some friends, pick a team name, and enjoy a fun night of beer and trivia!!!! Prizes are given away to the winning teams so get your game face on!

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$4 off Growler Fills on Wednesdays
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 224.662.4562
Stop by the brewery on Wednesdays and receive $4 off of growler fills.
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Flight Night
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
A selection of mini-cocktails - try three different cocktails for just $10!
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Thursday Trivia Nights
The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St.
Antioch, IL 60002
Voice: 847.395.3375
Current events, geography, history, movies, music, pop culture, science and more!
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Improv Comedy Shows
Improv Playhouse
735 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville , IL 60048
Voice: 847.968.4529
See side-splitting Improv Comedy!

Saturday Nights

  • 7:30p Family Friendly
  • 9:00p Adult Friendly

    BYOB ($5 Corking Fee)

    Call in advance for Pre-Sale Discount!

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$2 off Pints Sundays
Roaring Table Brewery
739 W. IL Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Voice: 224.662.4562
Stop by the brewery on Sundays to receive $2 off pints.
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Game Days at North Shore Distillery
North Shore Distillery
13990 Rockland Rd.
Green Oaks, IL 60048
Voice: 847.574.2499
Bring a game, or play one of theirs! Board games, card games, RPGs, table games - lots of options. And they'll have a special menu of Sunday Sippers perfect for gaming!
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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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1/2 Price Wine Bottle Mondays
Wildfire Restaurant
235 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Voice: 847.279.7900
Join every Monday for 1/2 price wine bottles from a select list. If you can't drink it all, they will seal it, bag it and you'll be on your way!
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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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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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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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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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