Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
“NOTHIN’ UP MY SLEEVE”
WHEN: 7 p.m. March 9
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: 11th annual magic show returning to Raue Center. This special performance features the Midwest’s finest magicians and entertainers. Children and adults alike will be mystified, dazzled and bamboozled by tricks, illusions and more. Proceeds benefit the Raue Center. Tickets: $17, $20, $23. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
WHEN: March 7-23
WHERE: McHenry County College Black Box Theatre, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: American classic by Thornton Wilder presented by McHenry County College. The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Schedule: 7:30 p.m. March 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23. Tickets: $15 general public, $10 MCC students, faculty/staff, seniors and alumni. Tickets and information: 815-455-8746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”
WHEN: March 8-16
WHERE: Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Road, Cary
COST & INFO: Tony Award-winning musical presented by the Cary-Grove High School Music Department. Story of Tevye, Golde and their five daughters as he tries to uphold Jewish traditions in an ever-changing political and social landscape. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. March 8-9; 2 p.m. March 10; 7 p.m. March 14; 7:30 p.m. March 15-16. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Tickets available in the front lobby between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Information: 847-639-3825.
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”
WHEN: through March 9
WHERE: Prairie Ridge High School Auditorium, 6000 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Come see Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, the Beast and all your favorite characters from Disney’s hit musical presented by Prairie Ridge High School. Schedule: 7 p.m. March 8; 1 & 7 p.m. March 9. Brunch with Belle will be 9 & 10:30 a.m. March 9 at a cost of $20 per child. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors, students and children. Tickets and information: 815-893-5888 or visit www.showtix4u.com.
JENAE CHERRY BAND
WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 9
WHERE: Woodstock High School Auditorium, 501 W. South St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Jenae, a WHS alumni living in Nashville, will perform a concert to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month presented by District 200 Boosters. Admission: $3 at the door. Information: www.d200musicboosters.org.
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. March 10
WHERE: Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock
COST & INFO: Featuring a series of songs reflecting the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoken word expressions and a music video. Free. Information: 815-354-3483 or www.facebook.com/music4martin.
WHEN: 2 p.m. March 10
WHERE: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 W. Calhoun St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Intimate solo-acoustic show presented by Woodstock Folk Festival. Opening will be David Hawkins. Admission: $10 suggested donation. Reservations and information: 815-455-4848 or www.woodstockfolkfestival.org.
“KISS ME KATE”
WHEN: March 8-16
WHERE: McHenry West High School, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry
COST & INFO: Presented by the McHenry High School Theatre Department. The play takes place during a hot Baltimore summer in the 1940s when a theatrical troupe is preparing to open a musical production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Schedule: 7 p.m. March 8-9, 15-16; and 2 p.m. March 10. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 seniors and students available at the door. Tickets and information: 815-385-7077 or KellsAngie@dist156.org.
WINDS OFF THE LAKE
WHEN: 3 p.m. March 10
WHERE: McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Woodwind quintet performs as part of the college’s Second Sunday Concert Series. Information: 815-479-7814
FESTIVAL OF THE SUGAR MAPLES
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9-10
WHERE: Coral Woods Conservation Area, 7400 Somerset Drive, Marengo
COST & INFO: Learn how maple syrup was discovered. Learn how maple trees produce sap and how sap is collected from trees. See how sap is turned into maple syrup at the evaporator house. Tours leave every 15 minutes and last about an hour. All ages welcome. Free. Information: 815-338-6223 or www.mccdistrict.org.