Rockin' Like It's the '80s, Karate Championship, Orchestra Festival, More ...

Let Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.

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: , 350 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove; 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Saturday, March 26.

Why Go?: Listen to the band Brace for Impact perform hard rock favorites from the '80s. Must be 21 years old or older.

Pricing: $6


Where/When: , Gymnasium, Building M, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 8 a.m., Sunday, March 27.

Why Go?: Watch highly competitive athletes in action during this all day Illinois Shotokan Karate Club tournament.

Pricing: $5 for adults; $3 for children 5 - 14; $3 for seniors 65 and older; free for children 4 and under.

Where/When: ; 11 a.m., Saturday, March 26.

Why Go?: Celebrate spring with some high school baseball games and cheer on the Bears.

Pricing: Free 


Where/When: Lake Zurich High School; all day on Saturday, March 26. 

Why Go?: Enjoy the musical talents of the students of District 95.

Pricing: Unavailable


Where/When: The Lamplighter Inn, 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine; 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.; Friday, March 25.

Why Go?: Dance all night to your favorite music.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 25.

Why Go?: Juried exhibition of work selected from across the country, sponsored by Harper College's Educational Foundation. Media ranges from photography to painting and sculpture.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Rd., Wheaton; 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., Friday, March 25; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, March 26; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, March 27.

Why Go?: Exciting displays, exhibits and promotions from the best known local and national home improvement companies. Basic services and high-end construction. Live entertainment, food, activities, free prize drawings, balloons, popcorn and more.

Pricing: Free admission and free parking


 Where/When: , College of Lake County Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake; 8 p.m., Saturday, March 25.

Why Go?: Six accomplished, multi-instrumentalists from Philadelphia  play the classic rock of Led Zeppelin with their own flair.

Pricing: $41/$36/$31 for general admission; $16 for CLC students; $13 for children under 12


Where/When: , 1801 N. Rand Rd., Palatine; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 26.

Why Go?: Celebrate the start of a great gardening season, meet over 30 exhibitors, attend free seminars and enter to win door prizes.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 150 E. Wood St., Palatine; 8 p.m., Saturday, March 26 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 27.

Why Go?: See one of the most popular and enduring masterpieces created for the musical theatre. Experience the unique and exquisite production, Theatre Nebula and Music On Stage theatre companies' first collaboration, that tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Pricing: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $18 for children if purchased in advance; $22 for adults, $19 for seniors, $20 for children if purchased at the door


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