Grab a pint of green beer, laugh until you cry and go for gold as you embrace the luck of the Irish in this edition of things to do this weekend March 13-15.
The clocks have moved forward and the temperatures are getting warmer, which means spring is right around the corner. Check out the top things to do in March by clicking here.
Everyone has a little bit of Irish in them this time of year. Click here for your guide to all St. Patrick’s Day celebrations taking place in Lake County. Continue here to learn how March’s Libation of the Month from The Onion Pub & Brewery is a great choice for your green holiday festivities.
Here are the top things to do this weekend in Lake County March 13-15.
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Kick the St. Patrick’s Day festivities off early as Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville is celebrating through the weekend and on the Irish holiday on Tuesday. The Lake County Libation Trail participant’s event begins Friday. The three-day event is highlighted by traditional cuisines like corned beef, cabbage, fish and chips, a Sunday brunch beer specials and live music performances by Woogie, Fitz & Celts, Hearthfire and Soul Kitchen. The Sunday brunch features the renowned Irish tappers, the McNulty Irish Dancers. The actual holiday falls on Tuesday, where 95 WIIL Rock’s Tom and Emily Shamrock & Roll Morning Show live remotes their radio broadcast, and the first 95 guests will receive a commemorative T-shirt kicking off at 8 a.m. Ring in the Irish jubilee with the customary old country’s brunch cuisine and the Libertyville brewhouse’s Doppelbock suds, which $1 of each of the traditional pint proceeds go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Tuesday evening’s festivities feature a live performance from the band Beamish and a group of bagpipers. Beannachtaí Na Féile Pádraig Oraibh (St. Patrick’s Day Blessing Upon You).
Friday-Sunday, March 13-15; Fri.: 11:30 a.m.- 1 a.m., Sat.: 10 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun.: 10 a.m.-8 p.m, Tues.: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission: $5 cover after 9 p.m. on Saturday. There is no cover charges throughout the rest of the weekend. Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
2. Multi-Chamber Extreme Block Party/Family Expo & Taste at DoubleTree Mundelein (Postponed until October 17)
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville-Mundelein hosts the annual Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Multi-Chamber Extreme Block Party Family Expo & Taste of the Towns. This Mundelein event will feature over 100 local vendors, live entertainment, over 50 raffle prizes, face painting, product demonstrations, a variety of bites from local eateries, Dave DiNaso’s Famous Traveling World of Reptile Show and more. The GLMV Chamber invites individuals of all ages to support local businesses in this free admission show.
Saturday, March 14; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: Free. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville- Mundelein, 510 E. IL Route 83, Mundelein.
3. Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk(Postponed)
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Achievement Unlocked: Ran the #deerparkstpaddysday5k with @care_bear042 and actually had a 10 minute better time than back in November (running more helps! 😉) Nothing quite like bagpipes in the morning! 😂 Time to look for another! •_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_•_• #5k #couchto5k #running #sweatingforthewedding #productivemorning #stpaddysday #stpatricksday #green #5krun #achievementunlocked #5knumber2 #nothinglikebagpipesinthemorning
Sprint for the “medal O’gold” at the Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk. The Deer Park Town Center event invites marathoners to wear their favorite green attire and do a little jig as the sounds of live Irish tunes fill the air. Dash across the finish line and receive a commemorative shirt, a race pint glass, a variety of Irish-inspired treats and other post-race goodies. This festive event also features a Kids Dash competition starting at 8:15 a.m. open to contestants ages 10 and under. For more information and to register, visit shopdeerparktowncenter.com.
Saturday, March 14; Packet pickup: 7:15 a.m., Kids Dash: 8: 15 a.m., St. Paddy’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk: 8:30 a.m. Admission: $40-$60. Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park.
Stand-up comedy legends Jeff Ross and David Attell make a stop in Lake County this weekend at the Genesee Theatre. Ross, known as the “roastmaster general” on Comedy Central’s roast specials and Attell, best known for the same network’s show “Insomniac,” joined forces to present their “Bumping Mics” tour based off their Netflix show sharing the same name to the Waukegan stage. The duo’s performance features their signature unfiltered banter and audience participation in a unique stand-up experience. This show is intended for mature audiences only.
Saturday, March 14; 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40-$50. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.
Sit back and relax while listening to the acoustic sounds of the College of Lake County Wind Ensemble. The Grayslake college’s premier ensemble concert at the James Lumber Center is highlighted by 50 musicians comprised of students, teachers and local community members is conducted by composer Michael Flack. The program includes music from a blend of classical and contemporary composers. Children ages 18 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Sunday, March 15; 4 p.m. Tickets: $5-$6, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.
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