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Things to do this Weekend November 11-13

Check out the fun things to do this weekend November 11-13.

Visit Lake County would like to extend a Happy Veterans Day to Naval Station Great Lakes and everyone in the country who has worked to keep our country safe.

Here are the top things to do this weekend November 11-13 in Lake County.

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1. The Nutcracker @ Marriott Theatre

The Nutcracker is a staple of the holiday season. The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire is opening their curtain for this ballet originally composed by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This legendary story follows a group of family and friends gathered together for a Christmas celebration. Clara, the story’s protagonist, is given a Nutcracker gift from her godfather. When the children go to bed, Clara stays awake and finds herself in the middle of a battle between a slew of mice and gingerbread soldiers – and thus the magic ensues with the soldiers led by the Nutcracker himself. This ballet runs until December 30.

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13; 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.

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2. Santa’s Arrival & Fireworks Extravaganza

‘Santa Claus is comin’ to town!’ Only in this instance of Kringle arriving in Deer Park, he brings a fanfare behind him as he rides in on a fire truck. This event hosted by the Barrington VFW Post 7706 and the Deer Park Town Center features the jolly big guy, holiday lights, a firework extravaganza and a finale honoring the veterans. Children will be able to visit with Santa until 8:30 p.m. Visitors will receive a free pouch of magical reindeer food.

Friday, November 11; 6 p.m. Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park.

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3. 36th Annual Recent Works: A Juried Competition

Head to the Robert T. Wright Art Gallery at College of Lake County to see the final weekend of the 36th Annual Recent Works: A Juried Competition. This competition includes many fine art mediums and is open to all artists who live and/or work in Lake County. The winner of this three-decade long competition will be awarded $2,000 in cash prizes for the college’s art collection.

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13. Robert T. Wright Art Gallery, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.

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4. PM&L Theatre Presents Arsenic & Old Lace

There’s nothing like a play about poison and doyles, right? Arsenic & Old Lace is entering its final weekend at P.M.&L Theatre in Antioch. Arsenic & Old Lace is based on the classic dark comedy by Joseph Kesselring about the Brewster family who descended from the Mayflower pilgrims. However this family has turned by the wayside and is now a collection of insane homicidal maniacs. This twisted play is a comedy hit.

Friday-Sunday, November 11-13; Fri and Sat: 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. Admission from $13-$18. P.M.&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch.

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5. Wet v. Dry Prohibition in Waukegan Exhibit

Everyone likes to wet their whistle with a mug of frothy suds. Visit the Waukegan History Museum at Bowen Park before you grab any spirits this weekend to see the Wet v. Dry Prohibition Exhibit. This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of Waukegan’s Prohibition. Local prohibition had begun in 1916 – four years before the 18th Amendment was enforced nationally. This exhibit also features the Temperance Movement, the impact of Woman’s Suffrage on Prohibition and so much more. The exhibit also contains the last beer brewed by the Waukegan Brewing Company, formerly known as Besley’s in 1916.

Saturday, November 12; 1-4 p.m. Waukegan History Museum at Bowen Park, 1918 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan.

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