Planit 10
January 2, 2014 • 10:54:10 a.m.

Planit 10: Things to do Jan. 2 to Jan. 8

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

1. WOLVES & WILD LANDS
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4 through March 1
WHERE: Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood
COST & INFO: A traveling exhibition about wolves and their closely related cousins, the red wolf and coyote. Hosted by McHenry County Conservation District. Free admission. Information: 815-678-4532; www.mccdistrict.org or www.wolf.org.

2. HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS DISPLAY
WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday through Jan. 10
WHERE: McHenry County Historical Society, 6422 Main St., Union
COST & INFO: Christmas display carries visitors back to a picture-perfect, circa 1950s Main Street around Christmas. Several paintings from area artists will be on sale with proceeds to benefit the historical society. Free. Information: 815-923-2267 or www.gothistory.org.

3. McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE CLUB
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 3
WHERE: Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg
COST & INFO: Ray and Cindy Bishop will be doing rounds at 8 p.m. and Arlene Kaspik will be calling squares at 8:30 p.m. Team spirit theme with jerseys/casual dress. Cost: $6 members, $7 visitors. Information: 815-353-5346.

4. PATIO DADDY-O
WHEN: 9 p.m. Jan. 4
WHERE: Double Down Sports Bar, 1807 Division St., Melrose Park
COST & INFO: Information: Facebook or 708-397-4458

5. AMERICAN SKA-THIC 20 YEAR CELEBRATION
WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 3
WHERE: Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago
COST & INFO: Music from ska acts Hot Stove Jimmy, Greenhouse, The Eclectics, Heavy Manners, Skapone, The Exceptions and DJ Chuck Wren. Tickets: $13 advance, $15 at event. Information: Metrochicago.com

6. JEFF JACOBS
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 4
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Former keyboard player for Billy Joel, Foreigner, Julian Lennon and others will perform solo interpretations of some of these artists’ hit songs (some of which he actually played on the original recordings). Hear Jacobs tell the stories behind the music. Tickets: $20 and $25. Information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

7. CONTEMPORARY VOICES PRESENTS “FOR THE LOYAL!” BY LEE BLESSING
WHEN: 7 p.m. Jan. 6
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Join Williams Street Repertory for a staged reading. Toby and Mia are on the fast track to the future: graduate students with a baby on the way and a college coaching job on the horizon. But Toby stumbles on a secret that threatens to throw their entire future into jeopardy. Caught between honesty and loyalty, Toby finds himself holding the fate of hundreds in his hands, while Mia embarks on a journey to discover who she really is. Suggested donation at the door. Information: 815-356-9212.

8. WINTER WONDERFEST
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 12
WHERE: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago
COST & INFO: A wintertime extravaganza of family fun featuring a variety of rides, attractions and entertainment. Free. Information: www.winterwonderfest.com.

9. MICHAEL PALASCAK
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 2-3, 9:45 p.m. Jan. 3 and 4, and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4
WHERE: Zanies Comedy Club, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles
COST & INFO: Comedian has appeared on Comedy Central, “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show.” Tickets: $23 with a two-item minimum. Information: www.stcharles.zanies.com

10. OPENING THE VAULTS: WONDERS OF THE 1893 WORLD’S FAIR
WHEN: through Sept. 7
WHERE: The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
COST & INFO: The Columbian Exposition of 1893, also known as the “White City” exhibition, will feature more than 100 amazing artifacts and specimens from the world’s fair that have rarely (or never) been on display in the past 120 years. Admission (Discovery and All-Access passes): $23-$30 Adults, $19-$25 seniors and students with ID, $16-$21 children age 4-11. Information: 312-922-9410 or www.fieldmuseum.org.


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