'We The Kings' At Nellie's Friday
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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.
1. Art in the Countryside
Where / When: Falcon Park Recreation Center; 5:30 p.m., Friday, August 5.
Why Go?: View a display of artwork created by program participants from the Countryside Association for People with Disabilities. Listen to live music and enjoy hors d'oeuvres. The artwork will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go back to the artists.
Pricing: Free admission
2. We The Kings, The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction
Where / When: Durty Nellie's Pub; 5:30 p.m., Friday, August 5.
Why Go?: Experience part of the band's Friday is Forever Tour, a live show for all ages. For more information on the band, visit www.wethekingsmusic.com and for tickets, go to www.yourticketstand.com/tickets/472.
Pricing: $15 in advance; $17 day of show
3. Turtle Trek Race and Patio Entertainment
Where / When:Twin Lake Golf and Recreation Center, Donut Lake; 6:30 -7 p.m. and 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Friday, August 5.
Why Go?: Join the Salt Creek Park District for the 10th annual plastic turtle race. The grand prize is $500! More than forty other pirzes will also be awarded. This is a fun, family event with lots of activities for all to enjoy. Then stay for music by Exit 147 live from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Patio. Exit 147 is a family and fan friendly band that plays songs from the '60s to now by U2, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20 and more of your favorites.
Pricing: $5 for one turtle; $20 for a snap-pack of 5 turtles; free admission to the patio
Where / When: Cutting Hall; 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 5, 6 and 7.
Why Go?: Up and Coming Theatre presents the musical version of this famous 1984 film with an Oscar-nominated score, amazing dancing and a story of young people learning to live with open minds and hearts. Visit www.uactheatre.com for more information and here for tickets.
Pricing: $17 in advance; $19 at the door
5. Sounds of Summer Free Concert
Where / When: Community Park and Fred P. Hall Amphitheater; 8 - 9 p.m.; Friday, August 5.
Why Go?: Enjoy a live, outdoor performance by Jimy Sohns' Rock 'n Roll Side Show. Jimy Sohns is the original frontman from Shadows of the Knight who were made famous with the 1966 release of their legendary rock song Gloria. The Shadows guitarist Mike Gotshall is part of the Side Show as well, along with vocalist and keyboardist Cindy Gotshall. Sure to be an amazing show. Pack a picnic and a lawn chair. (If it rains, the concert will be cancelled.)
6. Palatine Farmers Market
Where / When: Palatine Metra Train Station, 542 Colfax St., Palatine; 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Saturday, August 6.
Why Go?: Visit the twenty-seven vendors who will be selling their farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, organic meats and eggs, cheeses, spices, olives, pickles and much more.
Pricing: Free admission
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