I don’t know if you’re nervous for tonight, but I really want to see this Cubs series go to seven games (and obviously a championship).
In this things to do this weekend November 4-6, we shed our costumes and move toward the holiday season (Thanksgiving, not Christmas yet!).
Also take heed note that this weekend we fall back an hour. At 2 a.m. we turn back the clock an hour – so for 60 minutes we will be outside of the space-time continuum (or we just get to sleep-in one more hour – hooray!).
Hopefully we will still be celebrating a Chicago Cubs World Series this weekend (still get the chills saying that), but here’s all that’s going in this version of things to do this weekend November 4-6.
Bonus Weekend at Six Flags Great America
Just when you thought coaster season was over, Six Flags Great America comes back for a curtain call weekend. Fright Fest has said “spooks you very much” and disappeared until 2017. However, this gives you the opportunity to a bonus weekend of thrills and chills as well as one final funnel cake until next summer. Visit Six Flags Great America’s website and save up to 74 percent off in their ‘First Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Blowout Sale’ for 2017 season passes.
Saturday-Sunday, November 5-6; Sat: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Six Flags Great America, I-94 and Grand Avenue, Gurnee.
The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour at Genesee Theatre
‘Hey, Hey we’re the Monkees!’ It is the 50th Anniversary tour of the groundbreaking band. Unfortunately it is sans the late, great Davey Jones, but original members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will be rocking and rolling to give you a performance of magic, music and multi-media splendor at the Genesee Theatre. Hear incredible songs that include a long list of hits like, ’Daydream Believer,’ ‘ Last Train to Clarksville,’ ‘I’m a Believer,’ and a ‘Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,’ to name a few.
Friday, November 4; 8 p.m. Tickets: $40-$95. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.
Last Weekend for Dungeon of Doom in Zion
Didn’t get enough spooks and scares this Halloween? The legendary Dungeon of Doom Haunted House in Zion will be sure to scare the daylights out of you in their last weekend of the year. Dungeon of Doom has earned its legendary reputation as the most bone-chilling, best haunted house in the Chicagoland area. Not recommended for children under 12 years old.
Friday-Saturday, November 4-5; Tickets: $25-$55. Dungeon of Doom Haunted House, 600 29th St., Zion.
Singin’ in the Rain at Marriott Theatre
Who doesn’t love that classic flick starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. It’s even better in the interactive version live on Marriott Theatre’s stage. Singin’ in the Rain follows three silent film stars trying to make the transition from the ‘talkies,’ to the big screen. The movie itself is ranked in the top 10 on pretty much every major film category and is preserved in the U.S. Library of Congress in the National Film Registry. Marriott Theatre always knows how to pay tribute to classic and there is no doubt they will deliver again. Show runs through December 31.
Friday-Sunday, November 4-6. Tickets vary. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.
Dickens Fall Fest in Downtown Antioch
Get a preliminary look at the Dickens Holiday Walk at the Dickens Fall Fest all weekend long in Downtown Antioch. The festival includes a full carnival, fall crafts, seasonal eats and drinks and plethora of other festivities. Get a glimpse of the handmade Charles Dickens characters spread around Main and Lake Street.
Friday-Sunday, November 4-6; Fri: 5-11 p.m., Sat: Noon-11 p.m., Sun: Noon-8 p.m., Downtown Antioch, Municipal Parking Lot, west of Route 83, Antioch.
For more weekend goodies, continue here for our Calendar of Events.