Planit 10: Things to do Aug. 22-26
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have 10 suggestions.
JAZZ ON THE SQUARE JAZZ FESTIVAL
WHEN: Aug. 22-24
WHERE: Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren, Woodstock Square
COST & INFO: Artists celebrating jazz music in all its diverse forms and colorful history. Information: www.jazzonthesquare.com or 847-340-8319.
‘SUNDAY IN THE SQUARE ON STAGE’
WHEN: noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 25
WHERE: on the Woodstock Square
COST & INFO: Festival of the arts and fundraiser for TownSquare Players community theater group. Featuring five bands, solo singers, theater groups, magicians, storytelling, 50/50 raffles and more. Suggested donation: $10. Information: www.tspinc.org or 815-560-2293.
PATRIOTS IN THE PARK FAMILY FUN DAY
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Park, Pearl and Court streets, McHenry
COST & INFO: Celebrate patriotism and boost area veterans’ causes. Featuring veterans organizations, crafter and vendor booths, a two-tiered bags tournament, bounce house, low-cost and no-cost games for kids, live music, food, beverages, raffles, a fundraising “brig,” pie walk and more. Star 105.5 will be at the park 10 a.m. to noon. Live performances by Wild Rose, Practice in Public and Blindspot. Local police and fire departments will make presentations, and an “In Loving Memory” balloon release with the playing of Taps is planned. Information: joeswish.com, find Joe’s Wish on Facebook or call 815-575-1011. Register for the bags tournament: Ken Ross, 815-344-8055.
IAN GINDES: The American Pianist Debut
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24
WHERE: The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: An evening of inspiration and patriotism with pianist Gindes as he plays the work of Gershwin, Copland, and others from the Great American Songbook. Tickets: $15. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org/the-listening-room.
SUPER HERO NIGHT
WHEN: Aug. 24
WHERE: McHenry Outdoor Theater, 1510 Chapel Hill Road, McHenry
COST & INFO: More than a dozen super heroes from Costumers With a Cause will greet people on their way in as well as a live broadcast by Radio Station 102.3 XLC in the Outdoor’s Drive to Stay Alive. Showing “Man of Steel” and “Dark Knight.” Gates open 6:30 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 11 and younger. Information: 847-362-3011 or www.goldenagecinemas.com.
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24-25
WHERE: Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, Union
COST & INFO: Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into the Illinois Railway Museum for the Day Out With Thomas, The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013. Admission: $19 a person for ages 2 and older. Tickets and information: 815-923-4000; 866-468-7630 or www.irm.org.
BAIRD & WARNER CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 25
WHERE: starting at Baird & Warner, 6330 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Fifth annual fundraiser for The Wounded Warrior Project with four stops in the ride ending at Bandito Barney’s in East Dundee. First bike out at 10:15 a.m. Door prizes, raffles, shirt sales, silent auction and more. Fee: $20 per bike rider; $10 per passenger. Information: 815-459-1855. Register online at www.bwcharityride.org.
FIVE SISTERS ART EXHIBIT
WHEN: through Aug. 31
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: ”It’s All Relative! Five Sisters Celebrate the Creative Life” art exhibit. The show features the work of Rose Turn, Jean Beck, pat Devon, Sylvia Hollman and Diana Hund Bowden. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Monthly art exhibits are displayed in the Community Room. Information: 815-338-4212 or 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 23
WHERE: Starline Factory, 306 W. Front St., Harvard
COST & INFO: Art event featuring emerging and established artists and their work, music and more. Admission: $5 includes light appetizers and bottled water. Cash bar. Information: 815-943-4805 or www.starlinefactory.com.
‘STATEMENT T’ BAR CRAWL
WHEN: 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 24
WHERE: starting at Georgio’s Pizza, 75 E. Woodstock St. Crystal Lake. Followed by stops at Duke’s Alehouse, Labemi’s, Williams Street Public House and The Cottage
COST & INFO: Attendees encouraged to wear their favorite statement T-shirt. Tickets: $35 a person, $60 a couple. Designated drivers: $10 with purchase of a full-price ticket. Raffle tickets: $5 for three or $10 for 10. Tickets available at www.adultchildtherapy.org. Information: 815-338-1707.
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