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 activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.
Where / When: The Meadows Club, 2950 Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Friday, April 29.
Why Go? Women in Need Growing Stronger hosts this fundraiser to help victims of domestic violence. Sample international cuisine prepared by top chefs. There will be a boutique with specialty items, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, auction and raffle.
Pricing: $50 or $100 for VIP tickets
Where / When: American Legion Hall, 122 W. Palatine Rd., Palatine; 5 - 8 p.m.; Friday, April 29.
Why Go?: Steak Fry and Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert sponsored by SAL Squadron 690 and Auxiliary Unit 690. Funds raised will go to Legion Family Charities. Full bar available.
Pricing: $17 includes 12 ounce steak, grilled onions, baked potato, salad, rolls, buttered corn and dessert.
Where / When: Henry J. Paulus Park; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30.
Why Go?: Help clean up any of the 32 Lake Zurich parks and then meet at Paulus Park for a tree planting and a tree pruning demonstration. See the rain garden and learn how to make your own. Free barbeque at noon for all clean-up participants.
Where / When: Knights of Columbus; 6 - 11:45 p.m.; Saturday, April 30.
Why Go?: Live music by The Cavern Beat, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles tribute band. Cash bar and food, dancing, raffles and more. Proceeds will be donated to the Knights of Columbus Charities' Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
Pricing: $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 10 - 17; free for children under 10
Where / When: College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus, C Wing Auditorium, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake; 7 p.m., Friday, April 29.
Why Go?: CLC students, faculty and staff present this Eve Ensler show that features a collection of new, personal essays by celebrities, literati and feminist luminaries. The student cast is directed by CLC alumna and a current student.
Pricing: $7 suggested donation; $5 for students
Where/When: Bob Chinn's Crab House, 393 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling; Friday, April 29.
Why Go: Annual Crabfest at Bob Chinn's, proceeds help the Jaycees fund community events. Price includes choice of snow crab legs or crab legs and prime rib, parsley potatoes, cole slaw and garlic rolls. Tickets are not sold at the restaurant. visit www.wheelingjaycees.org for information.
Where / When: Harper College, Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 3 p.m., Sunday, May 1.
Why Go?: The Festival Chorus will perform with a professional orchestra and soloists.
Pricing: $10 for Harper students, faculty, staff and seniors; $12 for other students; $15 for general admission; free for children 12 and under
And if you still want more, check out our family-friendly Grab & Go Kids Planner that's refreshed every Wednesday. If we have missed any of your favorites, please share them with us in the comment box below.