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.
Where / When: Dickinson's Little Vaudeville, 11 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine; 7 - 8 p.m., Friday, March 4.
Why Go?: Come to entertain or be entertained. Singers, dancers, musicians and audience members are needed.
Where / When: Palatine High School Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.
Why Go?: A fun Palatine High School sponsored event.
Pricing: Call 847-755-1600 for more information.
Where / When: Willam Fremd High School, 1000 S. Quentin Rd., Palatine; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, March 5.
Why Go?: Support the booster club and shop local crafters.
Pricing: Free admission
Where / When: Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington; 7 p.m., Saturday, March 5.
Why Go?: Casino games, incredible prizes, live and silent auctions, performances by student musicians, "royale cuisine", cash bar. Premier fundraiser for DFEF programs that enhance and supplement the educational experience for all District 15 students.
Pricing: $125 per person includes 100 charitable gaming chips, food and a great time.
Where / When: Soldier Field United Club, 1410 S. Museum Campus, Chicago; 11 a.m.; Sunday, March 6.
Why Go?: Bears Coach Lovie Smith and his wife MaryAnne will welcome guests to a seated brunch that will feature music, a silent auction and raffle. VIP ticketholder reception with behind the scenes tour of Soldier Field. Proceeds will benefit diabetes research, programs, summer camp scholarships and advocacy.
Pricing: $150 per person.
Where / When: Adlai E. Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 6.
Why Go?: The BG Singers' director Linda Rosen, accompanist Jeannie Workman and choreographer Charla Silver have selected their favorite love songs to be performed during this 18 annual event.
Pricing: $16 for adults; $ 15 for children 12 and under and seniors 62 and over if purchased in advance. $18 for all tickets purchased at the door.
Where / When: Lake County Fair Association, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake; 12 - 9 p.m. on Friday, March 4; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 5; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.
Why Go?: Best pricing on new and used powerboats, fishing boats, pontoons, cruisers, ski boats and bow riders; huge selection of boat accessories, trailers and parts from over 30 exhibitors. Try to win a new boat, truck and trailer valued at $50,000.
Pricing: Free admission for children under 12; $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and veterans; free parking.
And you still want more? Check out our family-friendly Grab & Go Kids Planner that's refreshed every Wednesday.
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