'We The Kings' At Nellie's Friday

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: ; 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: ; 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

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Where / When:, Donut Lake; 6:30 -7 p.m. and 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Friday, August 5.

Why Go?: Join the for the 10th annual plastic . 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: ; 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


Where / When: r; 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.)

Pricing: Free


Where / When: , 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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