Get Out: Monsters of Mock at Nellie's, Lamplighter Fundraiser, and More

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

Looking for something 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: , 1801 N. Rand Rd., Palatine; 9 - 10 a.m.; Saturday, April 16.

Why Go?: Find out about the best sellers from the shrub, annual and perennial departments from Knupper's staff of experts during this fun, free seminar. You may be surprised!

Pricing: Free



Where / When: , 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine; 1 - 4 p.m., Saturday, April 16.

Why Go?: Enjoy several spring craft beers and learn how to pair foods with them while helping to raise funds for the Save-A-Pet Center in Grayslake. Save-A-Pet works to increase awareness of the humane treatment of animals and cares for animals while they try to find homes for them. Food will be served. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Pricing: $25



Where / When: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, April 16.

Why Go?: One of a kind culinary competition. The challenge is to combine sweet and savory tastes into a winning dish. Foods will be judged by chefs from Whole Foods Market in Palatine, Specialty Foods and Le Titi de Paris.

Pricing: Free



 Where / When: , Building A. Room A238, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 17.

Why Go?: Hear the Los Angeles Quartet perform Bluegrass to Bach as part of Harper College's Community Music Center's Guitar Legend Series. Proceeds will benefit the center's guitar program for children. Some of the children will perform during a special pre-concert reception.

Pricing: $45 per ticket for reserved seating


5. Monsters of Mock - Featuring Eliminator (ZZ Top) and Who's Who (The Who)

Where / When: , 180 N. Smith St., Palatine; 9 p.m.; Friday, April 15.

Why Go?: Not just another cover band, these bands are seasoned veterans of rock-and-roll. Their hard work combined with their talent makes them premier performers. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Pricing: $5 cover



Where / When:  150 E. Wood St., Palatine; 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16; 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17.

Why Go?: See one of the most popular and enduring masterpieces created for the musical theatre. Experience the unique and exquisite production, Theatre Nebula and Music On Stage theatre companies' first collaboration, that tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Pricing: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $18 for children if purchased in advance; $22 for adults, $19 for seniors, $20 for children if purchased at the door


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