Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 21-25
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY
WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 23 and 3 p.m. Feb. 24
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Performed by Johnny Rogers and his band. Tickets: $38 each concert. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
AN EVENING OF PERCUSSION
WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 23
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Performances by the Strikers All-Stars Drumline comprised of high school drummers from Cary Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge high schools. Also featuring Mallets, Movement and More performing ensemble from Martin Elementary School. Fundraiser benefits the Raue Center and Strikers Scholarship Fund. Tickets: $12 adults, $5 ages 8-17, free for children 7 and younger at 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
McHENRY COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
WHEN: 4 p.m. Feb. 24
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake.
COST & INFO: “From Stage to Screen” Pops Concert. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors and students, $53 families of up to five at 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
WHEN: Feb. 22 through March 2
WHERE: Marian Central Catholic High School, 1001 McHenry Ave., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Musical by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II adapted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Tales of South Pacific” by James A. Michener. The play is a Marian Central Catholic High School spring presentation. Schedule: 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24; and 7 p.m. March 1-2. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students at 815-338-4220, ext. 100.
“INTO THE WOODS”
WHEN: Feb. 22 through March 2
WHERE: Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Musical presented by Crystal Lake South High School. The two-act play weaves several fairy tales together via music composed by Stephen Sondheim. Schedule: 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23; 7 p.m. March 1; 2 p.m. March 2 (Act I only); and 7 p.m. March 2. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Tickets and information: 815-455-3860 or www.d155.org/cls.
ALL STAR BAND CONCERT
WHEN: 12:15 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24
WHERE: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 W. Calhoun St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Two sets with an intermission. First set will feature solo and small ensemble performances. Second set will feature the entire band. Featuring Tricia Alexander, John Hegner, Lori Gray Muligano, George Muligano, Tim Hayes, Cassandra Vohs-DeMann and Alpha Stewart Jr. A $10 free-will offering is suggested. Information: 815-337-3534 or www.unitywoodstock.org.
WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23
WHERE: McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., Union
COST & INFO: Sign up to bring your own object, or just come and watch the fun. Categories being appraised are china and glass, toys, dolls, and modern and antique Jewelry. Cost: $5 each object with a maximum of three appraisals per individual. Reserve a 10-minute slot by calling the museum. You must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to confirm your appointment and pay. Walk-ins welcome if time is available. Verbal appraisals only. Free admission to those bringing an object for appraisal. Others pay regular admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors and students; $12 families. Members are free. Information: 815-923-2267.
SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
WHEN: 3 p.m. Feb. 24
WHERE: McHenry County College Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.
COST & INFO: Music faculty recital featuring original compositions, vocals, horn quintet, jazz tunes and euphonium music. Free. Information: 815-479-7814.
BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24
WHERE: Crystal Bowl, 4504 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County annual fundraiser to help children who face adversity. Entry fee: $75 minimum pledge. Registration and information: 815-385-3855 or www.bbbsmchenry.org/bowl.
WINE TASTING & SILENT AUCTION
WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 23
WHERE: Historic Dole Mansion, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Fundraiser presented by On the Vine: celebrating Books and Wine to benefit A to Z Literacy Movement to provide books to children who need them and support global literacy. Tickets: $20. Tickets and information: www.atozliteracy.org.
More Events News
- Cary Area Public Library to host seasonal music program Dec. 16
- MCCD to host its first open mic night Dec. 20 at Glacial Park
- ‘Sing-Along Messiah’ at Raue a group effort
- Madrigal Dinner served for 42nd year at Crystal Lake Central
- Go back in time with Victorian Holiday Tea Dec. 15 at Colonel Palmer House in Crystal Lake
- McHenry Parks and Rec to host trip to Bulls game March 15
- Tickets available for 'The Nutcracker' Dec. 14-22 at Woodstock Opera House
- 'Sing-Along Messiah' to ring through Raue Center Dec. 15 in Crystal Lake
- Model train display continues through Dec. 29 at Sun City Huntley
- Dance group to host charity ball Dec. 14 in Woodstock