Have a sugar hangover from Easter last weekend? The eggs have been put away and brunch is over. As you’re becoming reacquainted with a normal work week, there are plenty of events kicking off this weekend in Lake County.
Spring is in full swing people! With the weather warming up, Major League Baseball beginning and other activities don’t stay cooped up anymore.
When you’re heading into this weekend, there are two things you have to keep on your schedule: Tax day and of course the I Love Lake County Fan Vote! Cast your vote from one of our 12 contenders for Fan Vote that runs until April 19!
Here are some of the top things to do this weekend April 10-12 in Lake County:
1.) We can’t always get out to Chicago to see the trending shows and notable performances. In this occasion, they come to us as renowned Second City travels to the James Lumber Center for an evening to tickle your funny bone. Second City has been a springboard improv troupe that has launched the careers of famous actors and actresses like Joan Rivers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Dan Aykroyd, Keegan Michael Key and many more.
Friday April 10; 8 p.m. 19351 W. Washington St, Grayslake. $12-$35
2.) It’s always a treat to hear the Mighty Sanfilippo Wurlitzer played. Classical organist David Schrader, Church of the Ascension organist in Chicago, who has frequently played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be tickling the ivory keys performing works from Mozart at the Woodstock Mozart Festival Concert & Gala. Stay after the concert to view the collection of automatic music instruments, devour delightful eats at their buffet, gaze upon the eclectic décor of the Sanfilippo home, ride the 1890 Eden Palais French Carousel and participate in a raffle.
Saturday, April 11 Sanfilippo Estate, Barrington Hills, IL admission: $150
3.) Speaking of legendary musicians, the following day is the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra Beethoven Bash. Fans of the artists Fifth Symphony and other various works won’t want to miss this performance directed by Stephen Blackwelder.
Sunday April 12; 4 p.m. Trapp Auditorium of Waukegan High School 2325 Brookside Ave., Admission: $7-$15.
4.) A taste of Jurassic Park in live performance is a treat only to be seen with the naked eye. Three Brother’s Theatre starts their two-week showing of The Lost World: a 20th-century play featuring adventurers journeying out on an expedition to prove the existence of this prehistoric world in modern times in South America. Search for cover when these dinosaur’s appetites become rampant!
Fridays and Saturdays April 10-25; 8 p.m. Three Brothers Theatre 115 N. Genesee St Waukegan: Admission $15-$20.
5.) The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is going to ‘Get A Kick out of You’ for seeing their revival of Anything Goes. This 1934 musical originally created by American Theater Hall of Famer Cole Porter is about an array of multiple characters aboard the S.S. American. You will enjoy this legendary performance coming back to one of Lake County’s most prestigious stages for a two-month tour.
April 8-June 7 Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriot Dr Lincolnshire.