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: Barn Nursery & Landscape Center, 8109 Route 31, Cary; 1 p.m.; Friday, April 22.
Why Go?: See a demonstration of how to install, hook up and use a rain barrel and make every drop count.
Where / When:, 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine; 10 p.m. - 3 a.m., Friday, April 22.
Why Go?: Dance all night to your favorite music. Must be 21 or older.
Where / When:, Black Box Theatre, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville; 8 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 23.
Why Go?: The Improv Playhouse, in association with The GreenStick Theatre Company, presents The Gathering: The Last Hour of the Last Supper.
Pricing: $18.50 for adults, $12.50 for students/seniors/military if purchased in advance; $20 for adults, $15 for students/seniors/military at the door.
Where / When: Old School Forest Preserve, Libertyville; 8 - 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 23.
Why Go?: Kick-off the 2011 Chicago Trail Series of competitive outdoor trail races by participating in this four-miler race in Libertyville.
Where/When: Bob Chinn's Crab House, 393 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling; Friday, April 22.
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:Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire; 8:15 p.m., Friday, April 22.
Why Go?: Hear Arturo Sandoval, Jazz Master and protege of Dizzy Gillespie, perform live. Sandoval was part of the Grammy-winning group Irakere who blended classical, jazz, rock and Cuban music. Food and beverages, including a full bar, will be available for purchase.
Pricing: $35 - $75
Where / When: 150 E. Wood St., Palatine; 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23; 3 p.m., Sunday, April 24.
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
Where / When:Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire; 8:15 - 11 p.m.
Why Go?: Infinity plays the hits by Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Journey and Van Halen. Food and beverages, including a full bar, will be available for purchase.
And if you still want more, check out our family-friendly Grab & Go Kids Plannerthat's refreshed every Wednesday. If we have missed any of your favorites, please share them with us in the comment box below.