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Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.


WHEN: 8 p.m. May 18

WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: Marsalis and his group of accomplished musicians do a fresh take on the music of Duke Ellington. Tickets start at $36. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or


WHEN: 1 and 4 p.m. May 18

WHERE: Fox River Grove Middle School, 401 Orchard St., Fox River Grove

COST & INFO: Play written by Charlie Lovett. Presented by the Cary Park District’s Children’s Theater Company of Cary featuring area actors in second to eighth grade. Tickets: $3 through May 17 available at the Community Center in Cary, $4 at the door, free for children age 2 and younger. Information: 847-639-6100 or


WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19

WHERE: Historic Woodstock Square, Woodstock

COST & INFO: Annual craft show sponsored by the Mental Health Resource League of McHenry County. Featuring unique, hand-crafted items offered by skilled crafters. 100 percent of net proceeds from the event are donated to 19 McHenry County agencies and divisions. Parking and admission is free. Information:


WHEN: 8 p.m. May 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


WHEN: through May 19

WHERE: Huntley High School Performing Arts Center, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley

COST & INFO: Spotlight Youth Theater presentation. Join in the adventure as “happily ever after” is being threatened when all the classic fairy tales are being re-written. Schedule: 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


WHEN: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 18

WHERE: The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: CD release performances featuring Billy Denk with the Glazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., and the Paula Abella Trio at 9 p.m. Tickets: $15 available at the door. Information: 815-455-8000 or


WHEN: 2 to 8 p.m. May 18

WHERE: 1709 Mar Drive, McHenry

COST & INFO:  “Drumming to Beat Cancer” and a simultaneous “Adopt a Painting Art Sale” hosted by artists Rebecca Schultz, Susan O’Leary and the Rev. Phyllis Mueller. Money raised will benefit local and pediatric cancer initiatives including the Gavers Breast Center and St. Paul Diaper Bank. Donations accepted. Information: Mueller at or visit


WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. May 18

WHERE: Raymond’s Bowl & Entertainment Center, 3960 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg

COST & INFO: Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraiser featuring bowling, lunch, live band, silent auction and raffles. Cost: $25 minimum per person. Registration and information: 815-245-3647; or


WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18

WHERE: 427 S. Harrison St., Algonquin

COST & INFO: Show will display the latest trends in home remodeling. Learn about kitchens, baths, flooring, siding, roofing, windows and more. Meet Lou Manfredini. Free. Information: 847-658-8989.


WHEN: 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 18

WHERE: Cosman Cultural Center, 12015 Mill St., Huntley

COST & INFO: Performing the hits of Broadway. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students in advance ($5 additional at the door). Tickets and information: