First of all, it’s April Fool’s Day and shenanigans are in order. I plan on possibly getting a scary head from J.J. Blinkers in Antioch to sit in my refrigerator for my wife to wake up and see, or maybe find a paint shaker at a Lake County hardware store and put her La Croix in for the ride. Or go to a toy store in Gurnee Mills or Westfield Hawthorn to find a squirt gun.
Jelly Belly has a lot of different ideas as they offer flavors like ‘stinky socks’ which looks like tutti frutti, ‘boogers,’ which resembles lime and a slew of other undesirable flavors to prank someone.
Either way, I probably shouldn’t share the menacing April Fool’s jokes I have in my head.
The last weekend of March Madness commences this weekend with the Final Four (and the NCAA National Championship on Tuesday). Continue here to see places in Lake County to watch these matchups.
Well without further ado, here are your top five things to do this weekend April 1-3.
- Music, shopping and good eats: What more can you ask for? Join Libertyville in celebrating their First Fridays. Pamper your taste buds with some fine cuisine and wine tasting, bob your head to the melodic and entrancing sounds of live jazz or walk around and search spoil yourself with a nice gift from the specialty shops on MainStreet. The party is in downtown Libertyville and everyone’s invited to this free event.
Friday, April 1; 6-9 p.m., Downtown Libertyville, Rt. 21, Libertyville.
- This is the final weekend you can see the Tony-award nominated Sister Act at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. The musical based off the movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith takes place in the 1970s in Philadelphia contrary to the movie version set in the 90s in San Francisco. Watch the Lincolnshire theatre’s final sendoff of a little bit of religion, a little bit of crime and a lot of bit of fun.
Friday-Sunday, April 1-3. Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriot Dr., Lincolnshire.
- Watch the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks play against the Winnipeg Jets at the Sixth Annual Blackhawks TV Roadwatch Party at Libertyville Sports Complex. Join the fun as Jim Cornelison will sing the Star-Spangled Banner, watch the game on a big screen TV and take photo-ops with celebrities. All attendees will receive a DVD of the Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Championship film, ‘Hat Trick.’
Friday, April 1; 7 p.m. Admission: $10. Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45.
- Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! Join Antioch Upper Grade School as they host their third annual Robotics show free of admission. The theme this year is dog agility where teams of middle school youth will program teams of dog-bots to autonomously complete events that are similar to a dog show.
Saturday, April 2; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Antioch Upper Grade School, 800 Highview Dr., Antioch.
- Genesee Theatre in Waukegan is hosting Jethro Tull-Written and Performed by Ian Anderson. Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrates his 47th year as an international recording and performing musician. Since forming in 1968, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull have released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60-million copies.
Friday, April 1; 8 p.m. Admission $55-$125. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.