Things To Do This Weekend April 14-16

There are a lot of things to do this weekend April 14-16.

First of all, Happy Passover to all who celebrate the holiday. Lake County also has a vast amount of celebrations for Easter. Continue here to view.

Whatever holiday you are celebrating, or if you are just ready for NHL and NBA playoffs to start, Lake County has plenty in store for you and the family.

Here are your top 5 things to do this weekend April 14-16 in Lake County.

Six Flags Great America in Gurnee

Six Flags Great America in Gurnee

1. Sneak Preview Weekend at Six Flags Great America

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: Six Flags Great America opens their doors for a sneak preview this weekend. Experience the thrills and chills from 14 world-class coasters including the Guinness Book of World Record certified Goliath as the fastest, steepest and tallest wooden roller coaster in the world. The Gurnee amusement park is also famous for its great dining treasures, charming live entertainment, undying tribute to Looney Toons and DC Comics and so much more. The season opener is April 29.

Friday-Sunday, April 14-16; Fri and Sat 10:30-6 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m. Six Flags Great America, I-94 and Route 132 (Grand Avenue), Gurnee.

Mamma Mia and Madagascar's final weekend

Mamma Mia and Madagascar’s Final Weekend at the Marriott Theatre

2. Mamma Mia and Madagascar’s Final Weekend at Marriott Theatre

Marriott Theatre gives its final curtain calls to ‘Mamma Mia!’ And ‘Madagascar – A Musical Adventure’ this weekend. ‘Mamma Mia!’ is the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise told through the songs of Swedish pop group ABBA.  Sophie, the story’s protagonist, read her mom’s diary from 20 years ago and secretly invites the three men her mom wrote about to her wedding. Follow this enchanting story and remember to always dance like a queen. ‘Madagascar’ is a live musical adventure of the 2005 DreamWorks animated motion picture. Watch Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip-hop Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins attempts to escape from their Central Park Zoo displacement to return home to their country – Madagascar.

Friday-Sunday, April 14-16; Mamma Mia! Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. Madagascar Fri 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriot Dr., Lincolnshire.

Art and Wine Workshop

David Adler Center: Art and Wine Workshop. Photo Credit:

3. David Adler Center: Art and Wine Workshop

Escape from reality with a paint brush, a blank canvas and a glass of vino at the David Adler Center. The Libertyville facility hosts an Art and Wine Workshop that features a step-by-step instruction by local artist Tanya Facchini and background music to inspire your masterpiece. Participants are encouraged to bring their own food, beverages and buddies. The $35 admission includes all art supplies.

Friday, April 14; 7-9 p.m. Admission $35 per person. The David Adler Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

The Human Condition Featuring Richard Harris' Art Collection

The Human Condition Featuring Richard Harris’ Art Collection

4. The Human Condition Featuring the Richard Harris Art Collection at Urban Edge

The Human Condition featuring the Richard Harris Art Collection is open to the public at Urban Edge in Waukegan. Explore the ways different backgrounds, cultures and religions cope with mortality. The Riverwoods curator accumulated over 3,000 objects to represent every medium from all over the world. This event is featured every Thursday through Saturday until Saturday, June 1.

Friday-Saturday, April 14-15; Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat noon-6 p.m. Free Admission. Urban Edge, 220 W. Clayton St., Waukegan.


Play On! at James Lumber Center

Play On! at James Lumber Center. Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

5. Play On! at James Lumber Center

Celebrate the creativity of CLC students in their performance entitled ‘Play On!’ at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. College of Lake County students showcases their abilities and talents as actors, directors, stage managers, designers and technicians. This showcase features three performances, ‘The Clive Way,’ ‘The Banderscott’ and ‘Babel’s in Arms.’ The Grayslake center features this event through April 23.

Friday-Saturday, April 14-15; 7:30 p.m. James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 Washington St., Grayslake.

For more on Easter Celebrations in Lake County, continue here. Click here for more things to do this weekend April 14-16.


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