Get Out: Things To Do This Weekend

Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.

It's Thursday and you've got no idea what you're going to do this weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We have the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for this weekend.

1. School of Rock - Weezer and Queen!

Where/When: ; Saturday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Why Go?: School of Rock right here in Palatine! Enjoy a fun evening out with your entire family. Save your ticket stub for a free lesson at either School of Rock in Evanston or Highwood.

Pricing: Call 847-433-7625 for information.



Where/When: American Legion Post 690; Friday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Why Go?: Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Auxiliary dinner dance and help raise funds for Legion Family Charities. Cocktails from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., dancing begins at 8 p.m.

Pricing: $17 for a 12 oz steak or $14 for half of a rotisserie chicken dinner. Baked potato, salad, bread and dessert are included.



 Where/When: , ; Saturday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Why Go: Experience breathtaking acrobatics, vibrant costumes, time-honored theatrics and traditional Chinese dance performances.

Pricing: $33/$28/$24 for general admission; $31/$26/$22 for seniors, staff, alumni; $16 for CLC students; $13 for children under 12.



Where/When: Depart from on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.

Why Go?: Take a ride with the to McCormick Place in Chicago for the annual auto show. All ages are welcome.

Pricing: $15 for residents, $18 for non-residents.



Where/When: ; Sunday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Why Go?: Learn about organic farming in Illinois from Terra Brockman, author of The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 601 Martingale Rd., Schaumburg; Sunday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Why Go?: Spend the day building with LEGO bricks, tour the LEGOLAND Discovery Center's LEGO factory, DUPLO village, Miniland and much more.

Pricing: Discounted price of $12 per person.


7. Jennifer Malloy Memorial Tournament

Where/When: Harper College; Sunday, Feb. 13, all day.

Why Go?: Participate in an all-day Shotokan Karate benefit.

Pricing: $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 5 - 14 and seniors 65 and older; free for children 4 and under.



Where/When: Ryerson Conservation Area, 21950 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods; Sunday, Feb. 13, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Why Go?: Enjoy an evening of music by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and performed by Soprano Eleanor Ranney sponsored by the Friends of Ryerson Woods.

Pricing: $15 per person; $10 for friends of Ryerson Woods members.



Where/When: Harper College; Friday, Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Why Go?: View the creations of Bernard Williams, award winning artist. He illustrates the complexities of American culture and history in sculptures and paintings.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: College of Lake County - Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St.; Saturday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Why Go?: A special performance of the spoken word in poetry to celebrate Black History Month.

Pricing: Free.


11. Bikerman and the Jewish Avenger: Love Hurts...A Lot!

Where/When: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre; 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Why Go?: This live professional theatrical performance is a Valentine's Day tradition. Hear two guys share their most bizarre but true stories about dating. This show is for adults only. 

Pricing: Please call the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Box Office at 847-577-2121.


12. Frindle

Where/When: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; Saturday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Why Go?: Enjoy a story about the power of words, imagination and creativity in this live theatrical performance. This show is appropriate for kids in grades 4 - 8.

Pricing: Please call the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Box Office at 847-577-2121.


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