Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
“MR. AND MISS DRAG”
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 26
WHERE: McHenry County College Leucht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Show will feature professional drag queens CeeCee LaRouge, Nautica Nero and Lady B with performances by MCC students and staff. Proceeds support the MCC Pride Club. Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Information: 815-455-8550.
“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 25; and 7:30 p.m. April 26-27
WHERE: Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Road, Cary
COST & INFO: Oscar WIlde’s classic whimsical romantic comedy and sharp-witted satire of Victorian society. Presented by the Cary-Grove Drama Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and students. Information: 847-639-3825.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. April 26
WHERE: Starline Factory, 306 W. Front St., Harvard
COST & INFO: Featuring a juried mixed art exhibit, live music, light appetizers and more. Admission: $5 at the door. Cash bar. For artists interested in submitting their artwork, visit: www.nancymerkling.com. Information: 815-943-4805 or www.starlinefactory.com.
WHEN: April 26 through May 11
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Williams Street Repertory production of a hilarious and touching story about a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small town beauty parlor. Schedule: 8 p.m. April 26-27, May 3-4 and May 10; 3 and 8 p.m. May 11. Tickets start at $29. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
“THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY”
WHEN: through April 28
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: This madcap tribute to the great English high comedies of the 1930s and 1940s takes audiences to a private country club where mistaken identities and romantic entanglements abound. Schedule: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $23 adults, $20 seniors and students. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
3 SONGWRITERS ON 1 STAGE
WHEN: 8 p.m. April 27
WHERE: The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: An evening with guitarist Peter Calo with Cassandra Vohs-Demann and John Hegner. Tickets: $25, $35 reserved seats. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org.
“THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE”
WHEN: through April 27
WHERE: Johnsburg High School Theatre-in-the-Round, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg
COST & INFO: Tony Award-winning musical about the Roaring Twenties based on the 1967 movie of the same name. Presented by Johnsburg High School. Schedule: 7:30 p.m. April 26-27. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors, students and children. Tickets and information: 815-385-9233.
“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 27; 3 & 7 p.m. April 27
WHERE: Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley
COST & INFO: Tony Award-winning musical comedy presented by Huntley High School. Tickets: $5 each available online at www.district158.org/pac/home.htm. Information: 847-659-6600.
A TOAST TO HOPE WINE TASTING & SILENT AUCTION
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. April 26
WHERE: Hampton Inn, 1555 S. Route 31, McHenry
COST & INFO: Sample more than 35 wines and enjoy appetizers, dessert and silent auction. Proceeds benefit a mission to provide pocket-sized albums of uplifting quotes and beautiful photos for patients undergoing cancer treatments. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-363-3624 or www.albumsofhope.com.
WHEN: 10 p.m. April 26
WHERE: Olive Black Martini Lounge, 5607 Broadway St., Richmond
COST & INFO: Clean comedy adult hypnosis show featuring Nino Cruz. Tickets: $10 per person. Tickets and information: 815-678-7370 or www.oliveblacklounge.com.