Things to do May 9-13
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
WHEN: 8 p.m. May 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
WHERE: Memorial Hall Civic Theatre, 10308 Main St., Richmond
COST & INFO: Theater Undreground presentation about four now-married high school best friends who get together for an annual dinner that ends up a little wilder than previous parties. Adult-themed show that should be viewed as a rated “R” production. Tickets: $10 with $2 of every ticket sold donated to Animal House Shelter. Tickets and information: 815-575-9884 or www.theaterundreground.com.
WHEN: May 10-19
WHERE: Huntley High School Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley
COST & INFO: Spotlight Youth Theater presentation. Join the adventure as “happily ever after” is threatened when classic fairy tales are re-written. Schedule: 7 p.m. May 10; 2 & 6 p.m. May 11; 3 p.m. May 12; 7 p.m. May 17; 2 & 6 p.m. May 18; and 3 p.m. May 19. Tickets: $12 adults, $9 seniors, children ages 2-17 and groups of 15 or more. Tickets are $2 extra at the door. Tickets and information: 847-516-2298 or www.spotlight.org.
MOOSE FEST CARNIVAL 2013
WHEN: May 9-12
WHERE: McHenry Moose Lodge 691, 3535 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg
COST & INFO: For all ages with rides, food and more. Schedule: 5 to 10 p.m. thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Offering a Mother’s Day brunch 8 a.m. to noon ($10 adults, $4 children 10 and younger). Wrist bands: $15 each. Information: 815-385-9770 or www.lodge691.moosepages.org.
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. May 10; 3 and 8 p.m. May 11. Tickets start at $29. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
WHEN: May 11 through Aug. 31
WHERE: Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, east of Union
COST & INFO: “Brilliance,” a new exhibit honoring the lives of women on the North Shore Line, will open with a 1 p.m. reception. The exhibit continues through Aug. 31. Museum operating schedule: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October. Fares: $10 adults, $7 children, $38 families weekdays (except holidays); $10 adults, $7 children, $38 families weekends April and October; $14 adults, $10 children, $50 families weekends May through September. Information: 815-923-4000 or www.irm.org.
WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. May 12
WHERE: The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Concert of “Lullabies and Love” songs with vocalists Orna Oriana and Jill Sanderson. Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org.
WHEN: 7 p.m. May 10-11
WHERE: Crystal Lake Central High School Auditorium, 45 W. Franklin St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: A stage production of Moliere’s “The Miser” adapted by Freyda Thomas and presented by Crystal Lake Central Theater. Set in 17th century France, the story explores the themes of love, greed and family dysfunction in this ancient precursor to the modern romantic comedy. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors and students available at the door.
STARLINE FACTORY ART MARKET
WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. May 10
WHERE: Starline Factory, 306 W. Front St., Harvard
COST & INFO: Featuring resident Starline artists and monthly featured artists. Open studios. Cash bar. Special deals and offers on original artwork. Offering a mystery box with each art work purchased. Presented by the Smokestack Art Newsletter. Information: 815-943-4805 or www.starlinefactory.com.
CARY AREA TEEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS
WHEN: 1 p.m. May 11
WHERE: Lions Park Rotary Bandshell, 1170 Silver Lake Road, Cary
COST & INFO: Competition sponsored by the Cary Park District and Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium. Free admission. Information: 847-639-6100 or www.carypark.com.
McHENRY COUNTY HOME & GARDEN EXPO
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11-12
WHERE: McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Woodstock
COST & INFO: Home improvement show offering products and services for large or small, indoor or outdoor projects and more. Sponsored by Showcase Productions. Free. Information: 630-953-2500 or www.freehomeshow.com.