Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
WHEN: 7 p.m. March 30
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Performance by award-winning fingerstyle and harp guitarist. With special guest Howard Levy. Tickets: $25. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
SIP & SHOP
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. March 28
WHERE: Nicolino’s Sports Bar, 621 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry
COST & INFO: Shop with more than 20 vendors together with a wine tasting, local business networking and prizes. Free admission. Information: 815-388-3444.
2013 SPRING CONSUMER SHOWCASE
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28
WHERE: Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley
COST & INFO: Del Webb Sun City business expo will feature more than 130 exhibitors representing diverse businesses including home improvement, travel, health care, insurance, financial planning, automotive, physical therapy, handyman services, landscaping and more. Free admission.Information: 847-515-7241.
GEORGIA RAE FAMILY BAND
WHEN: 7 p.m. March 29
WHERE: Stage Left Caf, 125 Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: The Borderline String Band will also perform. Presented by Off Square Music. Suggested donation: $10 to benefit Woodstock Farmers Market Link Plus program for food stamp recipients. Reservations and information: 815-338-5164 or email@example.com.
McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE ART EXHIBIT
WHEN: through March 31
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: McHenry County College Continuing Education art instructor Diane T. Wlezien and her MCC adult students will be exhibiting their work in the Community Room featuring selected oils, watercolors and acrylics the artists created on the theme of Home Sweet Home. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 847-516-8302 or DianeW@OpulentArt.com.
WHEN: 8 p.m. March 28
WHERE: Paramount Theatre, Aurora
COST & INFO:†“American Idol” winner brings his “Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013” to town. Tickets: $35-$40. Tickets and information: 630-896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.
WHEN: through April 27
WHERE: Old Court House Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Featuring the 26th annual Women’s Works, celebrating women’s creativity national fine art exhibition. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, and multimedia by women artists from Northern Illinois and the area. Presented by the Northwest Area Arts Council. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-338-4525, www.oldcourthouseartscenter.com or www.naac4art.org.
EASTER EGG HUNT
WHEN: noon to 6 p.m. March 29
WHERE: Elite Kids, 825 Munshaw Lane, Suite B, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Easter egg hunt, crafts, games, cookie decorating and open gym. Schedule: noon to 1 p.m. preschool hunt for ages 6 and younger ($7 members, $8 nonmembers); 6 to 7 p.m. academy hunt for ages 6 and older and open gym 7 to 8 p.m. ($11 members, $13 nonmembers). Information: 815-451-9600 or www.elitekidsusa.com.
NIU STUDENT & FACULTY COMPOSERS CONCERT
WHEN: 8 p.m. April 3
WHERE: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb
COST & INFO: Diverse program featuring instrumental and vocal music. Free. Information: 815-753-1546 or www.niu.edu/music.
PIANO DUET RECITAL
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 1
WHERE: Marjorie Thulin Performance Hall of the Thompson Center at Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin
COST & INFO: Judson music professor Dr. Sojung Lee Hong and student Guihua Cui will play a “Passion and Peace” piano duet recital. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 847-628-2500 or www.judsonu.edu.