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: The Brainerd Building and Field; 3 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, August 27.
Why Go?: Fine wines, craft beers, cigars, delicious food and live music performed by some of the finest musicians in the area. Besley's Homebrew Competition for local homebrewers.
Pricing: $25 in advance; $35 at the door; $10 for designated drivers; Senior citizens are 2 for 1.
Where / When: , Choral Room; 1 p.m., Sunday, August 28.
Why Go?: College students, moms and other women ages 18 and up are invited to try out for a role in the ' next show, Nunsense, the hilarious musical featuring five sisters at the Mount Saint Helens Convent and School. Bring music for a song and the accompanist will be provided. Call 847-912-2192 to inform the company that you will be auditioning.
Where / When: ; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sunday, August 28.
Why Go?: Take a brief, introductory lesson on paddling an open-cockpit, recreational kayak. Safety and attire will also be discussed. Must be 9 years old or older to participate. Adult supervision is required. Please bring sunscreen, water, a hat and shoes that can get wet and will stay on. Register online, by fax or by calling 847-968-3321 and complete a waiver & release form and an emergency contact form.
Pricing: $29 per person for Lake County residents; $41 per person for non-residents.
Where / When: , Grayslake Campus; at dusk, Friday, August 26.
Why Go?: See Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on the giant 20 by 30 foot screen outside near the Soccer Field. Use the Washington Street entrance. Please bring blankets or chairs.
Where / When: Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 26, 27 and 28.
Why Go?: Take a walk through the beautiful grounds of the Cuneo Mansion, both inside and out.
Pricing: $10 for adults; $9 for students and seniors; free for Loyola University Chicago students, faculty and staff with valid ID, clergy and military with valid ID.
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