Get Out: Broadway Show, Free Concert, Shop Late
Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time.
Check out our picks for activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.
Where/when: Austin's Saloon & Eatery, Fuel Room; 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
Why go? Best of Broadway tunes performed cabaret-style by cast of talented, local performers who will put on a professional, contemporary show featuring music from shows like Wicked, Grease, Funny Girl and Rent. Visit www.libertytownproductions.com for more information about this nonprofit entertainment company or to purchase tickets.
Pricing: $18 and $15 for students in advance; $20 at the door.
2. Out to Lunch
Where/when: Cook Memorial Park; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5.
Why go? Purchase lunch from 14 different vendors and eat at the park while listening to live music. This event is sponsored by MainStreet Libertyville.
Pricing: Vendor prices vary.
Where/when: MainStreet Libertyville; 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5.
Why go? On every first Friday of the month, there is a party going on downtown. Be entertained while you shop. Some of the featured forms of entertainment are a jazz band, a classical guitarist, an art exhibit, a balloon artist and hor d'oeuvres. Participating merchants offer entertainment and special promotions. Watch a video of Patch attending a First Friday and enjoy the photo gallery.
Pricing: Free admission.
Where/when: Libertyville Civic Center; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 5.
Why go? Sponsored by the Libertyville Junior Women's Club. Parents enjoy a night out at First Friday, while their children enjoy crafts, stories, games and a short art lesson. To register, email mailto:email@example.com. Potty-trained children only.
Pricing: $10 for the first child; $5 for each additional child.
Where/when: Shear Paradise Pet Salon, 400 N Seymour, Mundelein; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7.
Why go? Bring your dog in for some pampering and help Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue's medical fund. Appointments are not required. All dogs' vaccines must be up to date. Therapy dogs and dogs available for adoption will be at the salon.
Pricing: $10 for a nail trim; $25 for a nail trim and bath.
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