Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
WHEN: 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.
MARIAN CENTRAL STUDENT ART SHOW
WHEN: May 2-12
WHERE: Old court House Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Exhibit of art by Marian Central Catholic High School students in two- and three-dimensional work including paintings, drawings and water colors, pottery, photography and more. Featuring a 7 to 8 p.m. May 2 student reception. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-338-4525.
MOTHER’S DAY OPEN HOUSE
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2-4
WHERE: The Carriage House Gallery, Pottery, Art & Gifts, 2110 Main St., Spring Grove
COST & INFO: Pottery, jewelry, bronze, photography, fabric, glass, children’s toys, sculpture, outsider art and more will be offered for sale before Mother’s Day. Visit the website for photos. Information: 815-219-9834 or www.carriagehousegallery.com/exhibitions.
McHENRY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM SEASON OPENING
WHEN: 1 p.m. May 5
WHERE: 6422 Main St., Union
COST & INFO: Museum opens marking its 50th year. Features roundtable discussion about life in Woodstock during the 1960s as art of “Return to Woodstock, An All-American City” exhibit. Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, $12 families. Information: 815-923-2267 or www.mchsonline.org.
BOB BLAZIER RUN FOR THE ARTS
WHEN: 8 a.m. May 5
WHERE: starting at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Annual 5K run/walk to benefit the Raue Center. Day of event registration starts at 7 a.m. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Award ceremony at 9 a.m. Cost: $30 for 5K until April 24; $35 late registration for 5K; $15 for the 1-mile event. Registration: www.rauecenter.org.
GREATER CHICAGO JUNIOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4
WHERE: Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Junior Rowing Club. Featuring high school rowing teams from across the Midwest. Information: 815-477-7640.
CL COMMUNITY BAND SPRING POPS CONCERT
WHEN: 4 p.m. May 5
WHERE: Holiday Inn, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: “Journey Across America” concert by the Crystal Lake Community Band. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, students and military, $7 groups of 10 or more. Tickets and information: 815-679-2263 or www.clcb.org.
COLONEL PALMER HOUSE OPEN HOUSE
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4
WHERE: 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Celebrate Look at Local History Month by touring the restored historic home built by Gustavus and Henrietta Palmer in 1958. The home serves as a local history museum, an archive library and facility for heritage events. Information: 815-477-5873 or www.crystallakeparks.org.
VENDOR & CRAFT EXTRAVAGANZA
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5
WHERE: GiGi’s Playhouse Center for Down Syndrome Awareness, 5404 W. Elm St., McHenry
COST & INFO: Fundraiser to benefit GiGi’s featuring more than 20 vendors and crafters, drawings, Big Basket drawings and refreshments. Free admission. Information: 815-245-0862.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS BAGS FOR KIDS TOURNAMENT
WHEN: 11:15 a.m. May 4
WHERE: Buffalo Wild Wings, 5755 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Double-elimination tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County. Cash prizes. Registration at 10:30 a.m. Cost: $50. Long toss $5 for 4 bags. Registration: www.bagsforkids.eventbrite.com.