Oh the weather outside is frightful. As frigid as it is today however, the weekend will warm up and we will be walking in a Lake County winter wonderland.
As we get ready for an extended weekend because of Martin Luther King Day, there is plenty to do in Lake County. Embrace winter as the outdoors was never any better.
P.S. there’s a whopping 70 days until the Spring equinox, so kick back and get into the snowy haven of Lake County. Here’s what’s going on this weekend January 15-18.
1. it’s supposed to be a Lake County winter wonderland this weekend, so you can enjoy the Vernon
Hills Winter Fest in all of its splendor. This outdoor festival is held outdoors in Century Park North near the sled hill. The event includes sled dog demonstrations, live ice sculpting, a campfire, ice skating, sledding and concessions in the pavilion.
Saturday, January 16; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Century Park North, North of Rt. 60, between Butterfield Rd. and Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.
2. It’s the third Saturday of the month approaching us, so we know Artwauk is coming. Enjoy the
work from many different art modems. In addition to the portraits, sculptures and other different artistic vibes, munch on some delicious eats in Downtown Waukegan or feel the flow of the tunes from the live entertainment at this free event.
Saturday, January 16; 5-10 p.m. Downtown Waukegan, Genesee St., Waukegan
3. ‘It’s elementary my dear.’ The clever and legendary Sherlock Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London’s most intriguing cases with split-second deductions and logical reasoning in this witty, fast-paced production. The acclaimed Aquila Theatre brings its energetic and physical style to this new adaptation on the CLC’s stage: James Lumber Center for Performing Arts.
Sunday, January 17; 7 p.m. Admission: Regular $45/38, Senior, Staff or Alum: $44/37, CLC Students/teens $15. James Lumber Center for Performing Arts, 19351 Washington St. Grayslake.
4. Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers themselves. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
5. Libertyville Sports Complex plans to test your percentages at the free stripe as they host the 6th Annual Free Throw Challenge. The challenge will divided by grades and ages; Grades 3rd grade to High School, Adult (Men and Women age 18+, Age 30+ and Seniors 55+). Each competitor gets 10 free throw shots and the top five scorers advance to the Championship. Competition will end March 31st and the finals will be held April 2nd. A waiver must be signed to compete.
Friday-Monday, January 15-18; Admission $5. Libertyville Sports Complex, corner of Peterson Road and US Highway 45, Libertyville.