We’ve already reached the final weekend of the year’s shortest month and we think that’s cause for celebration! Check out our picks for the top things to do this weekend February 22-24 below!
Lake County Restaurant Week is just a week away and we’re getting hungrier each day. We may be bias, but we think the 10 Days to Savor are practically holidays. Treat yourself and/or your significant other with a dinner and a show for the upcoming food fiesta. Make no miSTEAK, here’s what you should know about Lake County Restaurant Week Steakhouses.
Raise your glass and continue reading for the top things to do this weekend!
“Hop” to the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center this Saturday for the area’s largest celebration of craft brews. The fifth annual Lake County Craft Beer Festival features dozens of local and regional as well as brews from Lake County Libation Trail participants including Bosacki’s Home Brew, Buffalo Creek Brewing, Half Day Brewing Co., Harbor Brewing, Light the Lamp Brewery, Micky Finn’s Brewery, Only Child Brewing Co., Ravinia Brewing Co., Roaring Table Brewing Co., Tighthead Brewing Co., Wild Onion Brewery, ZümBier Brewery and other suds makers. The Grayslake festival features a “growler-full” of entertainment like an escape room, a photo booth, live music, axe throwing, a bags tournament, beer pong and more. Food vendors will be on site providing delicious eats. Tickets include 25 samples. The Grayslake center also offers designated drivers for an extra $10. All attendees must be ages 21 or older. Cheers to the Lake County Craft Beer Festival!
Saturday, February 23; 5-10 p.m. Admission: $60. Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.
Celebrate Black History Month with friends and family this weekend at the 29th annual Black History Program at Zion-Benton Township High School. The free Zion Park District event features singing, dancing, guest speakers, poetry and more. Come hungry because lunch will be served following the program.
Saturday, February 23; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Zion-Benton Township High School Horizon Campus – South Cafeteria, 1 Z-B Way, 3901 21st St., Zion.
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Jump on a flight for Connecticut at Antioch’s PM&L Theatre this weekend. The iconic auditorium marks its curtain call for the final performances of Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot.” Join the 1936 dinner party of William Gillette, known for his leading role on Broadway as Sherlock Holmes, when one of the guests is stabbed to death during the festivities. Watch as Gillette personifies his beloved character to catch the crook before another person becomes a victim. The 2012 Edgar Allen Poe Award for best play production runs at the Antioch theatre through Sunday.
Friday-Sunday, February 22-24; Fri. and Sat.: 8 p.m. Sun.: 2:30 p.m. Admission: $10-$18. PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch.
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Lace up your groovin’ shoes and two-step the night away at Dress Up and Dance’s Mardi Gras Carnival party. The Mundelein ballroom hosts an evening of live music from Kevin Catching, colorful costumes and hours of moving at the themed soirée. The Institution Dance Company is also showcasing a live performance. Attendees will receive a samba dance lesson and are encouraged to wear their finest purple, gold and green Fat Tuesday apparel at the evening event. Worked up a sweat? Non-alcoholic sparkling beverages and other soft drinks will be available for relief.
Saturday, February 23; 7-11 p.m. Admission: $13. Dress Up and Dance, 206 Terrace Dr., Mundelein.
Click into your skis and flaunt your skills at the Wilmot Mountain Mogul Mash this Saturday. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants in each age category, overall top women, overall top snowboarders as well as best crash, trick and the “Mogul Master.” To learn more and to register, visit wilmotmountain.com. Snow carvers can arrive at noon on Friday or at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday for a dress rehearsal practice. Following the 5 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing, stay for the After Party at The Wilmot Lodge Bar following the competition.
Saturday, February 23; Riders meeting: 10 a.m. Competition: 10:30 a.m. Admission: $30-$55. Wilmot Mountain, 11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot, WI.
For all other events and activities happening this weekend, February 22-24, continue here.