Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
“SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET”
WHEN: Oct. 25 through Nov. 2
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Williams Street Repertory’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime of an exiled barber who returned to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Schedule: 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Oct. 31, Nov. 1-2; and 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets start at $25. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
DISNEY’S “MULAN, JR.”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26
WHERE: Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley
COST & INFO: Presented by Heineman Middle School students. Audience members will be swept away to an exotic land of ancient China with a dragon parade and a lot of singing. Tickets: $5, available at the door one hour prior to each show. Information: 847-659-4483 or www.district158.org.
WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25
WHERE: The Starline Gallery, 400 W. Front St., Harvard
COST & INFO: Season grand finale “Formal Masquerade” art event with live music, light appetizers and more. Cash bar. Admission: $10. Information: 815-943-4805 or www.starlinefactory.com.
“A WINNING NIGHT OF COMEDY WITH AMERICAN LAUGHING CHAMPION, JULIE
OSTROW, AND HER IMPROV FRIENDS”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25
WHERE: The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Ostrow will share her wit and wisdom in her stand-up show with her “just a little off” perspective on her life experiences. Tickets: $12. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org.
ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
WHEN: 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 26
WHERE: Woodstock Square
COST & INFO: Event includes entrance to Madness Manor Haunted House, three drink passes for use at any of eight participating bars and restaurants, and entry to the Zombie Pub Crawl Costume Contest. Tickets: $30 a person. Must be age 21 or older to attend. Tickets and information: 815-245-1123 or www.thehauntedsquare.com.
“SHAUN OF THE DEAD”
WHEN: midnight Oct. 25
WHERE: Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Get in the Halloween spirit with the screening of the critically acclaimed zombie comedy. Rated R. Zombies from The Haunted Square will appear before the movie. Admission: $5 a person. Information: 815-338-8555 or www.classiccinemas.com.
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS ART & CRAFT SHOW
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27
WHERE: Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Juried show featuring fine handcrafts for the home, holidays and more. Sponsored by Crystal Lake South Booster Club. Admission: $2. Information: www.clboosters.org.
TRICK OR TREAT TROLLEY
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26-27
WHERE: Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, Union
COST & INFO: Tricks and treats await guests at every stop on this spooky and kooky trolley ride for children in costume. Admission: $10 adults, $7 children, $38 family maximum. Information: 815-923-4000 or www.irm.org.
“DEARLY DEPARTED: TRAGEDY AT THE ICE HOUSE”
WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26
WHERE: Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: History meets mystery in a new story about the former Crystal Lake Ice House based on real-life circumstances. Presented by the Crystal Lake Historical Society. Tickets: $8 adults, $5 seniors and children younger than 12. Tickets and information: 815-455-1151 or www.cl-hs.org.
HALLOWEEN DIAPER BENEFIT
WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27
WHERE: Eckel’s McHenry Flea Market, 3705 W. Elm St., McHenry
COST & INFO: Mandy Z of Rural Route One to perform to raise money for the St. Paul’s Diaper Bank. Featuring trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting contest and food. Information: 815-363-3532 or www.mchenryfleamarket.net.