Planit 10: Things to do Jan. 17-20
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
WHEN: through Jan. 26
WHERE: Memorial Hall Civic Theatre, 10308 Main St., Richmond
COST & INFO: Theater Undreground presents a new play by Christopher Brewster with live original music by Ian Hall. A theater company gets the opportunity to perform an award-winning show, only to find out their rival company across town has already secured the rights. Show is adult themed and a rated “R” production. Schedule: 8 p.m. Jan. 18-19, 25-26. Tickets: $10 with $2 of every ticket sold donated to TownSquare Players. Tickets and information: 815-575-9884 or www.theaterundreground.com.
McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE CLUB DANCE
WHEN: Jan. 18
WHERE: Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg
COST & INFO: Tom and Kathy Nickel will be calling the Rounds start at 8 p.m. and the Squares at 8:30 p.m. Casual dress. Cost: $5 members, $6 visitors. All dancers welcome. Information: 815-353-5346.
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20
WHERE: Park Place, 400 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Park District. Vendor categories include bridal gowns, tuxedos, photography, cakes, tablescapes, caterers, transportation, florists, honeymoon packages and more. Free admission. Registration recommended. Information: 815-459-0680 or www.crystallakeparks.org.
“RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED”
WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 19
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Featuring his twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. Tickets start at $31. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
WHEN: 4 p.m. Jan. 20
WHERE: Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: An organ recital of varied styles and periods of organ literature will be presented by concert organist Craig Cramer on the Clarence and Agnes Carlson Memorial Pipe Organ. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 815-459-2690.
SHAKING THE WINTER BLUES BENEFIT DINNER DANCE
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19
WHERE: McHenry VFW, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry
COST & INFO: Sponsored by the VFW Post 4600 Men’s Auxiliary. Featuring a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m., two separate 50/50 raffles, door prizes and auction items. Come and support our veterans. Tickets: $25 a person or $45 a couple. Tickets and information: 815-385-4600 or www.mchenryvfw.org.
MCCD ART DISPLAY
WHEN: through Feb. 23
WHERE: Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: District invites the public to view “New Visions – Landscapes from a Different Perspective special art exhibit created by McHenry County Plein Air Painters, with a noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 artist reception. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 815-479-5779 or www.mccdistrict.org.
AUDITIONS FOR “OUR TOWN”
WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21-22
WHERE: MCC Black Box Theatre, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Roles available for 10 min and five women ages 16 and older. Open to students and community members. Prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue or readings will be provided. No experience necessary. Scriprs available in the MCC Library. Callbacks 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 24. Rehearsals begin Jan. 26. Performance dates are March 7-23. Information: Jay Geller, 815-455-8746, email@example.com or www.mchenry.edu/theater.
RADIO STATION OPEN HOUSE
WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19
WHERE: The Starline Factory, 300 W. Front St., Harvard
COST & INFO: See the new Harvard Community Radio station studio at The Starline Factory. Tours will be conducted during live broadcast. There will be refreshments, a door prize and entertainment. Free. Information: 815-943-4115 or www.harvardradio.net.