Halloween is slowly but surely coming. Spooks and Spirits is what you should indulge yourself in during this edition of things to do this weekend October 14-16.
Also with October, and that means the MLB playoffs are going on. Your Chicago Cubs can hopefully end their NLDS series against the Giants with a win tonight. That being said, here are some places to watch the Chicago Cubs in Lake County. Try not to be as nervous as I am.
Remember, Autumn’s here FTW in Lake County, so check out and see what’s going on this issue of things to do this weekend October 14-16.
- Every third Saturday of the year, you get a touch of culture with the different mediums you see from ArtWauk. However, downtown Waukegan is transformed into Halloween town as ArtWauk runs alongside their Sixth Annual ZombieWauk. The event will feature six bands including Everything Must Die, Wings of Severance, Escapist, Cereviscera, a free tour of the Daddy War Bus, suds and eats vendors, face painters as well as flesh-eating abominations clutter the streets while hunting you down. Beware of the walking dead.
Saturday, October 15; 2-10 p.m. Jack Benny Plaza, Genesee Street, Waukegan.
- Isn’t that everyone’s dream; to succeed without actually doing anything? ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,’ shows you the way as you follow the rise of the show’s protagonist J. Pierrepont Finch in the final weekend of the run at Marriott. Finch is a window washer that gets a job at a major corporation. Finch climbs his way up the corporate ladder starting in the mail room and gets promoted to chairman of the board in two weeks. This 1961 show won numerous awards including eight Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Hollywood royalty such as Matthew Broderick, Robert Morse and Charles Nelson Reilly all appeared in its Broadway performances. Before heading to the curtain call, the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort will host a hands-on cooking class with Chef Pierre Daval on Saturday afternoon. Daval will teach attendees how to prepare a honey vinaigrette-topped roasted beet salad dish with calypso cheddar and crispy kale, as well as a pan-seared Wisconsin Trout with celery root puree, maple beurre blanc, and glazed carrots.
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16. Cooking Class: Saturday, October 15; 2-4 p.m. Check website for admission to both events. Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriot Dr., Lincolnshire.
- If you hear an emphatic neigh in the distance, it is coming from the lips of the majestic tempel lipizzans in Old Mill Creek. Now that the season is over for performances, schedule this unforgettable meet and greet in the dancing stallions’ humble abode. On this behind-the-scenes tour, attendees will learn about the Lipizzan history, the methods of classical riding and get a full view of the farm. The tour will end in the Old Mill Creek farm’s arena with a daily training session and a Q&A with the trainers.
Saturday, October 15; 10 a.m., doors 9:30 a.m. The Tempel LIpizzans, 17000 Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek.
- In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, will host a limited-access all-ages party at Viper Alley. This one-of-a-kind event will include a wide variety of special quests and inspired performances. Besides the Barenaked Ladies front man Ed Robertson performing, Magician Magic Randy, Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters, Sword Swallower Sally Marvel, Mindy the monkey (yes an actual monkey) and a host of others will be entertaining the audience.
Friday, October 14; 8 p.m.-midnight. Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire.
- If you haven’t seen Wedding Banned, you have to at Austin’s in Libertyville. These players originally from Gas City, Indiana plays cover music hits for everyone from the 1980s-present day sounds. This band is one of the top drawing acts in the Chicago land area. Better yet these guys dress like they were going to prom in the 1980s. From Prince to Radiohead, from Pat Benatar to Britney Spears, from Journey to the Darkness, from Aretha to Outkast, this band, now relocated to Chicago, has everything in their repertoire.
Friday, October 14; 10 p.m. Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Rd., Libertyville.