Well, contrary to my words last week, winter is not in full swing in this edition of things to do this weekend January 20-22.
Even though it’s supposed to be in the 50s this weekend, don’t worry – our Lake County winter will show its face. Once we get some frozen precipitation, we can grab our skis, our sleds or our tubes to slip slide away.
Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars as we prepare for 2017 in a big way with our Ultimate Guide. As for now, though, check out the fun things to do this weekend January 20-22.
1. Chicago Cubs Trophy Tour Coming to Gurnee
‘Go Cubs Go. Hey Gurnee what do you say? The World Series trophy coming to town on Sunday.’ The Chicago Cubs Trophy Tour, presented by State Farm is making a stop at Gurnee’s American Legion post. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows attendees to see and take photos with the 2016 World Series Trophy – the first piece of hardware for the Northsiders since 1908. Parking will be available at Primo Italian American Cuisine at 720 Milwaukee Ave., Windsor Court Business Center at 501 N. Route 21 and Warren Township High School O’Plaine Campus at 500 N. O’Plaine Rd.
Sunday, January 22; 2-3:30 p.m. America Legion, 749 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee.
It’s an art revolution party in Waukegan and everyone’s invited. It’s a little bit of art, it’s little bit of music and plenty of delectable eats as you walk down Genesee Street at ArtWauk. Local artists will be in attendance of this monthly downtown event displaying their many different art mediums that range from portraits, sculptures, digital, photography, film, comedy and so much more. Hop on and off the fun, free GreenTown Trolley when going from gallery to shop to restaurant. Rock bands Air Supply and The Romantics are also performing live at Genesee Theatre as well during the event.
Saturday, January 21; 5-10 p.m. Air Supply/Romantics show begins at 8 p.m. ArtWauk: Free admission, Concert: $39-$85. Downtown Waukegan, Genesee Street, Waukegan.
3. Antioch’s Winter Wine Walk
Searching for the best vintner in Lake County? In multiple locations in Downtown Antioch for those are over 21 will have the opportunity to find out, who’s no. 1 at this wine tasting event. Try out some new berry drinks, meet some new friends and have a great experience. Admission includes a commemorative wine glass, event menu, delicious eats, a bottle of wine and an opportunity to win a prize from their raffle.
Saturday, January 21; 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: $40. Downtown Antioch, Main Street, Antioch.
4. Owl Walk
With the weather in the 50s, Owl Walk is something you’ll surely give a hoot about. As one of the most fascinating bird of prey in the Strigiformes order, Lake Zurich is the nesting area for many of these ‘tigers in the sky.’ The Paulus Park Barn hosted event will give attendees a live owl demonstration, provide education about the life cycle and have a meet and greet as you will visit this Lake Zurich owl residents. Families with children ages six and older are welcome to attend.
Saturday, January 21; 4:30-6 p.m. Admission: $3 per person, $5 per family. Paulus Park Barn, 200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.
5. Chicago Botanic Garden’s Super Seed Weeken
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Super Seed Weekend is here! Head to the Glencoe sanctuary for a share and swap seed event with fellow gardeners all weekend long. The popular event includes a weekend of adult courses, a family workshop, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Band and a film screening.
Saturday-Sunday, January 21-22; 9 a.m. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.