Things to do this Weekend February 3-5

With the start of February – there is a whole slew of things to do this weekend February 3-5.

This weekend is the Super Bowl and by golly, Lake County is the place to be to watch the Falcons hopefully defeat the Patriots (sorry Brady fans).

February also brings Black History Month, the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Emmys, Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day and of course – everyone’s favorite two days: National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day (Feb 11) and National Plum Pudding Day (Feb 12).

Let’s take a good look at all the fun things to do this weekend February 3-5


Don’t have any Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Make your own heart for the holiday at Peter Patterson Glassworks in Mundelein at their Valentine’s Day Open House. Each heart is crafted differently and of course, made of glass. Attendees must be 10 and older. Small hearts are $25 and large hearts are $50.

Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Peter Patterson Glassworks, 808 Tower Rd., Suite E, Mundelein.



It’s a mixture of basketball, lacrosse, hockey and everyone’s favorite non-sport: bumper cars. It’s the experience of a lifetime competing with friends, family and co-workers at Whirlyball. Before the Super Bowl kickoff between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, the Vernon Hills facility is throwing a Super Sunday WhirlyBall Party for the big game. Whirlyball is free and the Super Sunday package includes All-U-Can-Eat Wings and pizza buffet for $20. Drink specials will also be offered as the Falcons-Patriots melee begins at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 5; 4:30 p.m. WhirlyBall, 285 Center Dr., Vernon Hills.



The Annual Peoples’ Choice Exhibition will be on display throughout the month of February at the Antioch Fine Arts Foundation. Artists present their best work in various mediums, including paintings, photography, stained glass, sketches, pyrography (wood burning), sculpture, jewelry, pottery, scarves, and so much more. Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite piece before the end of the month. The exhibition is open to the public each week of February from Thursday-Sunday. The Awards and Reception night will be held on Friday, February 24.

Friday-Sunday, February 3-5; Fri and Sat: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday: Noon-4 p.m. Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, 41380 Rt. 83, Antioch.


‘Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time! Cool Runnings!’ The National Museum of the American Sailor invites military and civilian families alike to attend a free educational event titled, “Winter Engineering Design Challenge: Bobsled Racers, in the museum theater. Participants will learn about friction, energy, force and the engineering design process of the bobsled. Students will receive a hands-on opportunity to build and test the bobsleds.

Saturday, February 4; 1-3 p.m. National Museum of the American Sailor, 610 Farragut Ave., BLDG 42, Great Lakes.



From the CBS hit show “Mike & Molly”, Billy Gardell, who is known on the show as Officer Mike Biggs alongside hilarious comedienne Melissa McCarthy, brings his talents to Genesee Theatre. For years, Gardell has performed his grounded, down-to-earth point of view to his audience which has always received an exceptional reception.  Gardell has also appeared in a long list of TV shows and movies that include “My Name is Earl”, “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas”, “Yes Dear” and more.

Saturday, February 4; 8 p.m. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.


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