Planit 10
February 27, 2014 • 09:44:14 a.m.

Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 27 to March 5

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

1. BRITISH INVASION

WHEN: 2 p.m. March 2

WHERE: Unity Spiritual Center, 225 W. Calhoun St., Woodstock

COST & INFO: Concert, featuring numerous musicians, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a watershed in musical history. The Woodstock Folk Festival has invited performers to present their own versions of songs from (or inspired by) the British Invasion’s treasury of classics as a fundraising event for the festival. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Tickets and information: 815-338-2080 or www.woodstockfolkfestival.org.

2. ROTARY WESTERN CHARITY AUCTION


WHEN: 5:30 p.m. March 1 (Doors open at 5 p.m.)

WHERE: Holiday Inn, 800 S. Route 31, Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: Dress up in your favorite cowboy/cowgirl outfits and hustle over for an evening of raising funds for local charities. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, the 25th annual event will feature a dinner and an auction, with proceeds distributed to charitable organizations. Includes a $10,000 cash prize raffle. Tickets: $80. Tickets and information: 815-382-7041, email rotary.dawnbreakers@comcast.net or www.dawnbreakerauction.com.

3. OPEN MIC AND JAM NIGHT


WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 28

WHERE: Haystacks Coffee House at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry

COST & INFO: The night will feature local performers showing their skills as folk, rock, jazz and classical musicians, as well as performances by comedians and poets. Organizes say event offers some of the widest variety of entertainment in McHenry County. Includes light refreshments, such as coffee, soft drinks and water. Tickets: No fee for admittance, but a free will offering will be taken. Information: email tom92109@gmail.com or call 815-404-7908.

4. MARDI GRAS CONCERT

WHEN: 3 p.m. March 2

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

COST & INFO: The Sinful Saints Dixieland Band, celebrating their 20th year of entertaining at festivals, church services and parades, will perform a Mardi Gras Concert. Event will include a cash bar. Venue seats about 100 people so reservations are suggested. Tickets: $15. Tickets and information: 815-404-6769, email tom@sinfulsaintsband.com or www.lakesidelegacy.org.

5. “STORIES FROM THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE”

WHEN: 8 p.m. March 1

WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock

COST & INFO: Beginning at the moment he found himself lying face-up in the gutter while wearing church clothes, New York Times bestselling author and humorist Michael Perry backtracks through his books and back stories in a humorous monologue drawing on the idea that sometimes the middle of nowhere is the very best place of all. Perry can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com. Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.

6. DANU

WHEN
: 4 p.m. March 2

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

COST & INFO: Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish music. Established as one of Ireland’s most important ensembles, Danu has gathered many awards and critical acclaim. The band was founded in 1995 by Benny McCarthy, Donnchadh Gough, Donal Clancy and Daire Bracken, and has gone through some changes in line-up to form today’s band. Tickets: Start at $27. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

7. NORTHERN ILLINOIS BOAT SHOW AND SALE

WHEN: Today through March 2

WHERE: Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake

COST & INFO: The area’s largest boat show, including Lake and McHenry County dealers and boaters, as well as those from throughout Chicago and beyond. Come see the latest Lund boats, Yamaha outboard, Bayliner boats, Mercury outboards and much more. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors and veterans. Children under the age of 12 are free. Tickets and information: www.illinoisboatshow.com.

8. MARDI GRAS DANCE


WHEN: 6:30 p.m. March 1

WHERE: Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry

COST & INFO: Holy Apostles Marriage Ministry invites all married couples to a night featuring a New Orleans-type dinner, dancing, games and fun to celebrate Mardi Gras. Tickets: $40 a couple or $160 a table. Tickets and information: Tickets available at the Holy Apostles Bookstore, 815-568-5673 or www.hamarriageministry.com.

9. CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL SHOWCASE

WHEN: 5:30 and 8 p.m. Feb. 28

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

COST & INFO: Concert featuring the bands and choirs from Crystal Lake Central High School. Tickes: $10. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.

10. PIRATE PALOOZA

WHEN: 6 to 11 p.m. March 1

WHERE: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1023 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake

COST & INFO: McHenry County Adult Program winter fundraiser, offering a night of dinner and dancing with live music by Chef Dan and the Appetizers, and featuring radio personality Eddie V. Tickets: $40 adults, $10 children age 10 and younger. Tickets and information: www.mccapgm.org.


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