Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.
Where/When: Harper College, Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 1.
Why Go?: Free concert by award-winning pianist who has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and has performed concerts all over the world.
Where/When: The Lamplighter Inn, 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine; 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.; Friday, April 1.
Why Go?: Dance all night to your favorite music played by a DJ. (Must be 21 years old or older.)
Where/When: Lake County Discovery Museum, 27277 N. Forest Preserve Rd., Wauconda; 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 1.
Why Go?: Celebrate the re-accreditation of the museum by the American Association of Museums with free admission all day for all ages.
Where/When: Duke's Ale House, 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake; 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2.
Why Go?: Start out at Duke's and end up at The Brink Street Bar & Grill at about 6 p.m. for an after party and prizes. Proceeds will be donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in Lake Zurich which serves six area townships in Lake and McHenry counties.
Pricing: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Where/When: The Seville, 700 S. Barrington Rd., Streamwood; 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 3.
Why Go?: Tempting appetizers, delicious four-course dinner, cash bar, over 100 items up for bidding in silent and live auctions, live entertainment by West Suburban Symphony. Proceeds benefit the Festival Chorus, a non-profit organization and Harper College Continuing Education Community Outreach Partner.
Pricing: $40 per person
Where / When: Meijer, 1301 Meijer Drive, Rolling Meadows; 11a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, April 2.
Why Go?: Baseball-themed food and giveaways, meet Bill Madlock and get his autograph, live broadcast of WDRV's The Drive.
Where / When: Middlefork Savanna, in Lake Forest on Waukegan Road, North of Route 60 and South of Route 176; 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 3.
Why Go?: Listen to the sounds of courting frogs that inhabit the waters of Lake County. Learn about the lifestyle of Froggy, the vocal amphibian, and its role as an environmental indicator. For adults only.
Pricing: $6 per adult for Lake County residents; $8 for non-residents
And if you still want more, check out our family-friendly Grab & Go Kids Planner that's refreshed every Wednesday.