Let’s take a look at the top things to do this weekend January 27-29.
1. 7th Annual Free Throw Challenge
Libertyville Sports Complex plans to test your percentages at the free stripe as they host the 7th Annual Free Throw Challenge. The challenge is divided into groups by grades and ages; Grades 3rd grade to High School, Adult (Men and Women age 18+, Age 30+ and Seniors 55+). Each competitor gets 10 free throw shots and the top five scorers advance to the Championship. The Libertyville hardwood competition will end March 24 and the finals will be held April 2. A waiver must be signed to compete. Can you shoot a better free throw than the top NBA active free throw shooter Steph Curry?
Friday-Sunday, January 27-29. Admission: $5. Libertyville Sports Complex, Corner of Peterson Road and U.S. Highway 45, Libertyville.
2. As You Like It at the P.M.&L Theatre
P.M.&.L Theatre is reopening for its 56th season this weekend with a bang with ‘As You Like It’ gracing the Antioch stage. This Shakespeare adaptation is a comedy believed to be a part of the influential poet’s First Folio written in 1599 and published in 1623. The story updated and arranged by the theatre’s own Chuck Lindas, follows the story’s protagonist Rosalind as she escapes maltreatment from her uncle with her cousin Celia to the Forest of Arden. Notable actors that have performed in this comedic gem include Helen Mirren, Kevin Kline and the late Alan Rickman. The show runs through February 12.
Friday-Sunday, January 27-29; Fri and Sat: 8 p.m., Sun: 2:30 p.m. P.M.&L Theatre, 877 N. Main St., Antioch.
3. The Lincoln Highway: Traveling America from Coast to Coast Program
Catch a glimpse of the nation’s first coast to coast highway – the Lincoln Highway. As the lesser known highway to the iconic Route 66, Kay Shelton, the National President of the Lincoln Memorial Highway Association, will share the history of the 104-year old highway that stretches from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. This program hosted at Grayslake Heritage Museum is held in support and to complement the museum’s preexisting exhibit, ‘Maps, Motors & Memories,’ which will be on display until February 28.
Saturday, January 28; 2 p.m. Grayslake Heritage Center and Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.
4. Chicago Botanic Garden’s Weekend Family Class Featuring Loco for Cocoa
You and the family can explore Chicago Botanic Garden’s Weekend Family Class featuring Loco Cocoa. Uncover the sweet story of chocolates. Attendees will investigate the raw ingredients, taste test different types of chocolate and practice dipping fruits and snacks into melted chocolate treats. There is a limit of three children per adult and registration is required.
Sunday, January 29; 9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe.
5. Park Shore & Chain O’ Lakes Kennel Clubs Dog Shows
Bring man’s best friend out to strut her or his stuff at the multiple-breed Park Shore and Chain O’ Lakes Kennel Clubs Dog Shows. Some of the canines that will be featured in this three-day, Lake County Fair-hosted competition include Golden Retrievers, English Setters, Terriers and many more.
Friday-Sunday, January 27-29; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake.