Tell Jokes, Run, Gamble This Weekend

Weekend planner features music, cooking, running, shopping, gambling and outdoors activities.

Where/When: , 30 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Thursday, Feb 17 from 7:15 to 10 pm.

Why go: Ladies, get a fashionable jump-start to your own spring training. Enjoy wine, cheese, new spring apparel from Sugoi and discounts on merchandise from The Running Depot.

Pricing: Free, RSVP not required but recommended. Email shawn@therunningdepot to RSVP.


Where/When: , 301 S. Main St., Algonquin.  Friday, Feb 18, from 7 to 9 pm.

Why go: Whether you want to show off your talent or just watch others perform, it’s a perfect Friday-night activity instead of doing dinner and a movie….again.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Metropolis Performing Arts Center, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Friday, Feb 18 at 8 pm.

Why go: Break out your bellbottoms! This show is not just theater – it’s a sing-along, dance-along "Abba Salute" covering the iconic band’s most popular hits. 

Pricing: Tickets $25, stage tables $35; contact the Metropolis box office at 847.577.2121.


Where/When: , 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake. Friday Feb 18 from 2 pm to 9 pm; Saturday Feb 19 from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday Feb 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Why go: Enjoy a range of outdoor-based sports seminars and shopping geared towards fisherman, hunters and - decorators? (Shopping booths for cabin furnishings and décor are included - for the more domestic and less outdoor-inclined.)

Pricing: $7 for adults, free for children 12 and under.


Where/When: Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Pickup and drop-off locations at the  and The Tilted Kilt of Elgin. Saturday, Feb 19 from 9:15 am to 6 pm.

Why go: Enjoy a day of gambling, buffets and other casino entertainment at the Horseshoe Casino, then relax while someone else takes care of the drive. 

Pricing: $30 includes transportation, buffet lunch and $15 slot play. For reservations contact Cathy Oberbroekling at 815.861.4238 or cathy.vangalderbus@comcast.net.  


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