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  1. Paramount Staffing Hiring Event

    October 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ City of Waukegan Council Chambers

    Paramount Staffing WANTS YOU! They have various positions available in logistics/distribution, manufacturing, and food industries with long term and permanent employment. Pay starting wages from $10.25 - $22 per hour. Attendance Bonus: you could be eligible for a $50 attendance bonus - get details at the Job Fair.

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  2. Ladies Night on Genesee Street

    October 19, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ A Cuban Experience

    Join the ladies of Sister's Beauty Secrets Salon & Spa at A Cuban Experience (just down the street from the Salon) for networking, prize giveaways and cigars! $1 per minute Reflexology. 10% off cigar purchases for the ladies. VIP gift bags. BYOB and bring snacks, if you would like. Ladies Night on Genesee Street is the third Saturday of every month.

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  3. A Tribute to Ricky Nelson and Chuck Berry

    October 19, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Rockers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson celebrate the music of their father Ricky Nelson, America's original teen idol. The rock 'n' roll pioneer sold over 200-million records and scored a number of hits in the '50s and '60s. The concert features great music, never-before-seen family videos with celebrity interviews and intimate stories that only the boys can tell. The twins are talented musicians in their own right. As the '90s rock band Nelson, they produced five top 40 hits, four #1 MTV videos and Special guest Monkey Business featuring Charlie Ray Richards gets the evening rockin' with a high-energy tribute to Chuck Berry. Richards has the whole sound and image down pat – from Chuck Berry's guitar licks and spot-on vocals to his trademark duckwalk. You'll be up dancing in no time. Go, Johnnie, go!

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  4. Haunted Waukegan Guided Walking Tour

    October 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Douglas House at Upton Park

    Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan's past on this guided tour. The tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park. The tour will cover three miles and will last two hours. Dress accordingly with comfortable walking shoes and bring something to drink. Tours may be cancelled in rain or inclement weather. Pre-register by calling the Jack Benny Center (847-360-4740), or stopping by at 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park or online at www.waukeganparks.org.

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  5. Night of the Living Sketch

    October 20, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    Three Brothers Theatre's Master of Sketch Comedy bring you "Night of the Living Sketch", seasonally spooky and sensationally funny.

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  6. And Then There Were None

    October 20, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre Upstage

    Three Brothers brings you a tantalizing mystery from Agatha Christie. Directed by Jim Behr, this classic was the author's best-selling novel in 1939 with more than 100 million copies have been sold and it's one of the world's best-selling books of all time. In the novel, 10 people are lured to an island under different pretenses such as they'll be meeting an old friend. Each also has past transgressions. One by one they get killed.

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  7. Chris Isaak

    October 20, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Silky vocals, shimmering guitar tones, charismatic good looks… yes, Chris Isaak has what it takes to melt a crowd. Whether he's playing a rockabilly number, a steamy ballad or four-on-the floor rock 'n' roll with his band Silvertone, the captivating showman always puts on a good show. Join the two-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and wickedly charming TV and film actor for an unforgettable evening of hits, new material and those iconic covers he's known for.

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  8. Sugar Skull Decoration-Dia de Muertos Festival

    October 21, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts

    During ACADEMIA CULTURAL XILOTL's annual "Dia de Muertos & Altar Art Exhibit Festival" they will have a table with sugar skulls for guests to decorate. Bring non-perishable food to donate for their annual food drive as well. There will be a box at the entrance of the theatre for donations. Se habla espanol.

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  9. ArtWauk

    October 21, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arts & Entertainment District Downtown Waukegan

    ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Each month is a unique experience as the art exhibits, musicians and featured performances vary from one month to the next. Come downtown, grab dinner and enjoy the tactical application of the arts.

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  10. Metal on the Rocks VII

    October 21, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ CLC Courtyard

    Metal on the Rocks VII hosts eight of the most destructive metal bands unleashing infectious sounds as the undead take on the living in downtown Waukegan! Be ware, it's ZombieWauk ...

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  11. ZombieWauk 2017

    October 21, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Downtown Waukegan

    It's that time of year, when the cool October wind blows and all sorts of shadowy adventures take place. Zombies, survivalists, and ghouls of all ages are welcome to wander to Downtown Waukegan and enjoy. Metal on the Rocks VII will rock CLC Courtyard. Zombie Infestation will be in the South Genesee Merchant Block, including a Kids' Zone and Costume Contests for kiddies and adults. And that's just a taste of the delights! Costumes suggested, but optional. Free admission and parking.

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  12. Haunted Waukegan Guided Walking Tour

    October 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Douglas House at Upton Park

    Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan's past on this guided tour. The tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park. The tour will cover three miles and will last two hours. Dress accordingly with comfortable walking shoes and bring something to drink. Tours may be cancelled in rain or inclement weather. Pre-register by calling the Jack Benny Center (847-360-4740), or stopping by at 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park or online at www.waukeganparks.org.

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  13. Night of the Living Sketch

    October 21, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    Three Brothers Theatre's Master of Sketch Comedy bring you "Night of the Living Sketch", seasonally spooky and sensationally funny.

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  14. And Then There Were None

    October 21, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre Upstage

    Three Brothers brings you a tantalizing mystery from Agatha Christie. Directed by Jim Behr, this classic was the author's best-selling novel in 1939 with more than 100 million copies have been sold and it's one of the world's best-selling books of all time. In the novel, 10 people are lured to an island under different pretenses such as they'll be meeting an old friend. Each also has past transgressions. One by one they get killed.

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  15. Led Zeppelin 2

    October 21, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Led Zeppelin 2 pays tribute to one of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all time. Dressed in satin and denim, they magically deliver the intense, raw energy and rock & roll euphoria of Led Zeppelin in its prime, live. The band's incredible frontman captures the screams, howls and dynamic range of Robert Plant to a "T". And his fellow bandmates fully immerse themselves in the style and charisma of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends. They'll satisfy diehard fans and leave new ones screaming for more!

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  16. The Blues Family Robinson LIVE at TR's Front Row

    October 21, 8:30 PM - October 22, 12:30 AM @ TR's Front Row

    TR's Front Row welcomes you to come out for a rockin' good time! The Blues Family Robinson plays a good mix, a little bit of Blues with a little bit of Rock 'n Roll and you get a whole lot of FUN! Good food and drinks and no cover!

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  17. Sanctuary Centennial Celebration

    October 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ First United Methodist Church

    Join First United Methodist Church for worship at 10AM as they celebrate the rich history of their Church, its current focus and ministries, and the exciting possibilities for the future. Worship will be followed by a luncheon in Fellowship Hall and an opportunity to view Church memorabilia. RSVP by October 15th: (847) 623-2433.

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  18. Library Movies: Corpse Bride

    October 22, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    Enjoy the movie Corpse Bride at our award-winning Library! Just as he's about to be married, Victor is sucked into the underworld by a Corpse Bride who wants to marry him herself in this Tim Burton tale.

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  19. Italia Mia

    October 22, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Trapp Auditorium Waukegan High School

    Join the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the life and legacy of Joe Favero at Italia Mia! All Italian favorites including the Boccherini Cello Concerto and favorite tenor arias!

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  20. Musicians from Midwest Young Artists

    October 22, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Family Piano Riverside Room

    The history of Midwest Young Artists (MYA) is a story of a compelling mission, dedication and hard work. The organization was established in 1993 by parents who wanted Dr. Allan Dennis to create an orchestra for their children. MYA it’s more than just the music, it makes a difference in the lives of its students, their families and their communities by encouraging camaraderie, respect and hard work as well as dedication to the pursuit of excellence. Contact John at 847-263-4918 for additional information and tickets.

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  21. Taste and Talk with Waukegan Arts Council

    October 24, 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    The Waukegan Arts Council invites you to come and share your ideas as they look to the future of the arts in Waukegan. While you're there, find out how you can be involved in the Waukegan Arts Council. You are welcome to bring friends. RSVP be emailing waukeganartscouncil@gmail.com.

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  22. CLC Career Program - Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy

    October 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus Room S305

    Careers ranging from psychology to healthcare will be the focus of information sessions offered at the College of Lake County in October. Each session includes an overview of duties, a typical day, salary, job outlook and educational requirements. Drop-ins are welcome.

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  23. Genesee Ghost Wauk Tours

    October 25, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Back by Popular Demand! Ever since it opened in 1927, claims of ghost sightings and unexplained phenomena have surrounded The Genesee Theatre. Learn about these sensational tales and more during this guided walking tour. You'll hear both true and yet-to-be-verified stories about those who live in the theatre after the lights go out. The half-hour tours are Wednesdays Oct. 11th through 25th and rated PG-13. Each tour has limited to space. Reservations are strongly suggested.

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  24. Champions of Magic

    October 26, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Coming off their hit season in London's West End, Champions Of Magic features Britain's top illusionists performing their greatest tricks and stunts. You'll witness mind-blowing disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart-stopping finale! This full-scale production uses lighting and pyrotechnics that rival any theatrical performance! It's a stunning presentation of mystery and magic. Described by the British Press as "a spectacular family show" and "slick, clever, funny and amazing," Champions Of Magic has been seen around the world.

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  25. 4th Friday Networking

    October 27, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Holiday Inn Express

    Are you afraid of the phone? Do you find email easier because you are afraid of "rejection"? WELL STOP IT! One of the most powerful tools as a marketer is the phone. Heather Cash has over 20 years of experience in turning phone conversations into income. Learn time tested techniques that will immediately increase your cash flow.

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  26. Halloween Party at The Frolic

    October 27, 4:00 PM - October 28, 2:00 AM @ The Frolic

    Your friends at The Frolic invite you to their Halloween Party! Be part of the COSTUME CONTEST; winners announced at 10pm. First and second place will receive prizes! Appetizers and drink specials for the 21+ crowd. And don't forget the delicious FISH FRY before the kitchen closes at 8pm.

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  27. Little Ghouls Costume Party & Contest

    October 27, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Belvidere Recreation Center

    Attention parents of tiny tots! Join the Waukegan Park District at a Halloween-themed party for ages six months to five years old. Games, activities and prizes for the little ghouls and goblins ... and parents can dress up, too! Register using #40503106-1A by Monday, Oct. 23rd for all the fun.

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  28. Dr. Hector Rasgado-Flores

    October 27, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Family Piano Riverside Room

    Join Family Piano in welcoming Dr. Hector Rasgado-Flores to the Riverside Room, providing two performances at 45 minutes each. Original piano compositions with engaging videos. "Suite de los Elementos" and "Body Notes".

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  29. Easton Corbin with special guest Lindsay Ell

    October 27, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Easton Corbin started his career off in the fast lane, scoring back-to-back No. 1 country hits – the first male country artist to do so in 17 years. During his 2010 breakout year, he won three American Country Awards and was named Billboard's Top New Country Artist. He placed three more songs in country music's top 10 through 2014. As a performer, his concerts are raw and real. He's currently working on his 4th studio album. Singer/songwriter Lindsay Ell kicks off the evening with her fresh brand of country music. She possesses some wicked guitar chops that Guitar World says makes her "a true triple threat." Taste of Country calls the Calgary native "a star in the making."

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  30. And Then There Were None

    October 27, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre Upstage

    Three Brothers brings you a tantalizing mystery from Agatha Christie. Directed by Jim Behr, this classic was the author's best-selling novel in 1939 with more than 100 million copies have been sold and it's one of the world's best-selling books of all time. In the novel, 10 people are lured to an island under different pretenses such as they'll be meeting an old friend. Each also has past transgressions. One by one they get killed.

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  31. Open Mic Nite at The MIC

    October 27, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ The MIC

    Join the fine folks at The MIC as they vibe out to great music, listen to dope poetry and watch some live painting! Participate in the creativeness. Halloween costumes are optional, but encouraged. Doors open at 8pm.

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  32. Exchange Club's 65th Pancake Breakfast

    October 28, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bonnie Brook Club House

    The Exchange Club of Waukegan has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to community projects and service organizations. The proceeds from the Pancake Day will continue to support Waukegan Park District, Salvation Army, Love Inc,. Teen Moms, Proudly We Hail Awards, Eddie Washington Center, A Safe Place, Catholic Charities, Camp Jorn, Staben House, and Exchange Foundation for Prevention of Child Abuse. Be a sponsor and/or enjoy breakfast!

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  33. Halloweenfest

    October 28, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowen Park

    Enjoy the haunted trails, ghosties and ghouls stirring through BOOwen Park, and spooky fun for the whole family! This free event will have you enjoying the spirit of Halloween!

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  34. Ladies of the '80s

    October 28, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Debbie Gibson burst onto the pop music scene at 16, becoming the youngest artist to write, produce and perform a #1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 – a record she still holds! Her debut album Out of the Blue went triple platinum and her second album Electric Youth went double platinum, both spawning a flurry of hits. After selling more than 16 million albums, the multi-talented performer went on to star on Broadway. Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam are synonymous with '80s urban contemporary music, bringing Latin hip-hop and freestyle to the forefront of pop culture. In all, the group has enjoyed 6 top-selling album and 5 gold singles, selling over 20 million records worldwide. Grammy® award winner Jody Watley set the tone in dance music throughout the '80s and is recognized as one of the most prominent visionaries of her era. The Chicago native ranks 21st on Billboard magazine's list of top dance club artists of all time and her influence remains a key touchstone in popular music.

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  35. And Then There Were None

    October 28, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre Upstage

    Three Brothers brings you a tantalizing mystery from Agatha Christie. Directed by Jim Behr, this classic was the author's best-selling novel in 1939 with more than 100 million copies have been sold and it's one of the world's best-selling books of all time. In the novel, 10 people are lured to an island under different pretenses such as they'll be meeting an old friend. Each also has past transgressions. One by one they get killed.

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  36. North Avenue Tap's Spooktacular '17

    October 28, 8:00 PM - October 29, 1:00 AM @ North Avenue Tap

    Join North Avenue Tap for their annual Halloween costume party!!! DJ Bobby will be spinning some truly spooktacular tunes for everyone to enjoy! In addition to music and dancing, there will be costume prizes and spooky themed food!!!

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  37. Festival de Dia de Muertos

    October 29, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Belvidere Discount Mall

    Bring your family and friends to the Day of the Dead Festival where you can enjoy an event in commemoration of one of Mexico's most representative traditions. Food, music and folclorico dancing! Free admission and parking.

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  38. Library Movie: The Nightmare before Christmas

    October 29, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    Enjoy the movie The Nightmare before Christmas at our award-winning Library! Bored with his Halloween routine, Jack Skellington longs to spread Christmas joy, but his antics put Santa and the holiday in jeopardy!

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  39. Trick-or-Treat

    October 29, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Citywide!

    Trick or Treat! Be careful driving around the City of Waukegan today as little ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be running from one street to the next trick-or-treating. Happy Halloween, a wee bit early!

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