It's Thursday and you have no idea what you're going to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.
Where/When: , 481 Peterson Rd., Libertyville; 7 - 9:30 p.m., Friday, March 18.
Why Go?: Spring is coming and the Libertyville Baseball program needs your support. Come out to Austin's and enjoy pizza, snacks and a raffle. This event is sponsored by Friends of Wildcat Baseball, a non-profit organization formed to support Libertyville High School Baseball.
Stay after the fundraiser for a Relive the 80s party at Austin's. Wear your cut-off, acid-washed jeans and listen to the live band, HairBangers Ball. The cover charge will be reduced to $5.
Pricing: $25 donation per person
Where/When: , 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 7 - 9 p.m.; Friday, March 18.
Why Go?: Celebrate Fine Arts Month by visiting the gallery of art featuring local artists, listen to music performed by Adler faculty and students all in the historic home of architect David Adler.
Where/When: , 512 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; Saturday, March 19.
Why Go?: Over 20 downtown Libertyville merchants join together again offering special promotions and coupons, food, drinks and raffles all for the bridal market.
Where/When: Libertyville High School; 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 18.
Why Go?: Enjoy the musical talents of local high school students.
Pricing: not available
Where / When: ; 10 a.m., Saturday, March 19.
Why Go?: Celebrate spring with high school baseball games. Cheer on the Wildcats.
Where / When: Lake County Fair Association, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake ; 2 p.m.- 9 p.m., Friday, March 18; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, March 19; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 20.
Why Go?: Everything for outdoor sports and recreation under one roof at the new state-of-the-art 65,000 square-foot building at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Fishing, camping and hunting gear, boats, cabin decor and much more.
Pricing: $7 for adults; free for children 12 and under
Where/When: , 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake; 5 p.m., Friday, March 18; 11a.m., Saturday, March 19; noon, Sunday, March 20.
Why Go?: Full length documentaries, short and narrative films will be shown free of charge. Filmmaking panels and question and answer session.
Where/When: , 350 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove; 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Saturday, March 19.
Why Go?: The band Mid Life Crisis was formed in 2006 in Vernon Hills and has become one of Chicagoland's best party and dance bands. They play a variety of music from the 60s to today.
Where/When: , 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, March 19 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, March 20.
Why Go?: Shop at the booths of 200 talented crafters with unique and original hand-crafted items.
Pricing: $3 admission
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