The holiday where you celebrate the relationship between you and your significant other is rapidly approaching. Valentine’s Day is one thing, but may be you just want to go out for a date night in Lake County. Next week we will provide with what Lake County has in store for Valentine’s Day. If you don’t have anything planned for February 14th or if you’re searching for spontaneous date night, here’s the lineup of what Lake County offers in music, theatre, hotel packages,
outdoor recreation and more. Show the love
of your life that you have a few secret plans up your sleeve.
Want to hear the hits from Bon Jovi, LMAO, Outkast and Robin Thicke? You’re in luck because
Soda is playing at the Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda. This band isn’t limited to a cookie cutter style. They are unique as their playlist ranges in covers in classic rock, 80s, new wave, Motown, disco, hip hop, reggae alternative and much more. This talented wedding band are true entertainers and a must see show at the Docks!
Saturday, February 7
Don’t mess with this high-octane, rock and roll three-piece band called Six Speed Tranny. The band that dons the Jurassic Park logo has played over 30 shows in 2015 and has added more music to their repertoire. You can see this band strum a mean axe as they bust out the classics at Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville. Their covers range from the Beatles, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush, Pink Floyd, Motley Crue, Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, Bush, Lit and many more of your favorite bands.
Friday, February 20
To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they’re nothing but ingredients. This dynamic and diverse duo comprised of Wil B and Kev Marcus will take you on a journey at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The two have rocked stages such like Bonaroo, the Presidential Inauguration, SXSW, the Queen Latifah show and many more notable venues. Black Violin has a heavy menu of music fusion that ranges from authentic original music to covers. You’ll be sure to get out of your seat when you see this duet go to work!
Friday, February 20 @ 8 pm
Looking to see an incredibly talented musician? How about seven!? Transformation Band is performing at Austin’s in Libertyville. Watch this band take you on a journey through vintage rock, the current top country chart toppers, pop, Motown, R&B, Funk, Disco and many other genres. All seven of these musicians are professional with extensive backgrounds from stage to studio. Here a couple of groovy licks from this versatile band!
Saturday, February 28 @ 10 pm
The Complete History of America Abridged will run for a two-week stint at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan. In just one hour and a half, this play will cover six centuries of history. The play features the Revolutionary War and the 60’s revolution, but also highlights the goofs and hi jinks of other historical figures. Adult Admission is $15, while senior and child entry fee is $15.
February 6-21 on Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 pm
PM&L Theatre in Antioch is running the legendary show, Meet Me in St. Louis. The play is set during the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Fair in 1904. This well-known movie originally featured Judy Garland. The original movie debuted “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Buy your ticket now for this two-week showing at the Antioch Theatre. Go see this 1940s classic of the Gateway to the West. Adult admission is $13 while seniors and kids entry fee is $11.
The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is sure to be a hit for date night as they perform La Cage aux Folles. The storyline follows a middle-aged gay couple that decides to keep their relationship on the hush-hush when their son returns home with his fiancée. The relationship is kept a secret due to the main character’s son is introducing his fiancé’s uber conservative parents. This three-time winning Tony Award musical had a 1996 film adaptation called ‘The Birdcage’ featuring Nathan Lane and the late Robin Williams was created from La Cage Aux Folles template.
Wednesday, January 28 – Sunday, March 29.
On the biggest date night of the year, 95 Will Rock will host perfect Valentine’s Dinner and Comedy show combo at the Holiday Inn Gurnee. Before the comedy show, you will be served a scrumptious gourmet dinner buffet. Your MC is Tom Kief while comedians Kevin Bozeman and Geoff La Fleur do what they do best: make you laugh. Overnight packages are available and reservations are required!
Saturday, February 14 @ 7 pm
Searching for a night to live like the Corleone’s? You can enjoy a Godfather type night as you celebrate the DeLuca Family’s bootlegging, embezzling and counterfeiting at the Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center in Zion. Your dinner package for two includes overnight accommodations, dinner and a show! Meet and greet these wise guys at 6:30 pm and then be ready for the show at 7 pm, on the dot.
Saturday, February 28 @ 6:30 pm
Peter Patterson Glassworks has a charm for your significant other to remember as they host the Valentine Holiday open House ‘Make Your Own Heart.’ That’s right, after making a reservation, now you have a gift from the heart made from glass that obtains a funky design inside. Large hearts are $50, while the smaller ones are $25. Shed your blood, sweat and tears in making a homemade gift in time for Valentine’s Day!
Friday-Sunday, February 6-8 @ 10 am – 4 pm
Take a wauk on the wild side in Waukegan. The ArtWauk is back again every Thursday of the month including art from extremely talented and creative neighbors and music. It’s free to get in. Set your eyes to stun as you gaze upon a work of art.
Saturday, February 21 @ 5-10 pm
Finally a chance to take a dip in the snow! Ryerson Woods hosts its learn how to snowshoe event. Discover the fun and exercise you will receive at this two-hour excursion. Ryerson experts will teach you the proper technique and the use of the snowshoe equipment, and let’s not forget make the experience good ole fashioned fun. Bundle up warm, although the forecast says it’s going to be warmer this weekend and bring a bottle of water!
Saturday, February 7 @ 10 am – 12 pm
Are you sick and tired of the same old Valentine’s Day: Flowers, dinner and a movie? You can have that kind of date night on occasion of the week. Why not take your endeavors to Ryerson Woods and have a romantic night hike under the stars? Ryerson will have guides on hand to hiking and cross-country skiing to teach the wildlife courtship behaviors or you can take your own secluded route. After the hike, gain some warmth by the heat of chocolate and s’mores.
Saturday, February 14 @ 7:30-9 pm
Here’s an ace and the hole for you and your significant other! Waukegan is hosting its Annual Mardi Gras Silent Auction and Casino Night at Glen Flora Country Club. Enjoy your pre Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday tradition as they feature Vegas-style casinos, $500 cash raffle, a live jazz band, dancing, photos and tarot card reading. Don’t forget Glen Flora will fill your belly with some delicious eats!
Saturday February 7 @ 6 -10 pm