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  1. Chinese New Year at Fong's

    February 8, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Fong's Kitchen

    Join the fine folks at Fong's Kitchen in ushering in the Year of the Monkey. Buffet dinner includes a variety of appetizers, fried rice, lo meins, and beef and chicken dishes. Call for reservations at (847) 782-0888.

  2. Lego Mania!

    February 8, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    Children in grades 3 – 5 will develop their STEM skills with this hands-on engineering lab, where they’ll use their creativity to build with Legos,

  3. Waukegan Chamber Business After Hours

    February 11, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ GTR Sporting Club

    Join the Waukegan Chamber of Commerce for their February After Hours. The event will take place at GTR Sporting Club where you will be provided with complimentary food and bar, raffle prizes AND a complimentary lesson and shooting competition. Discounted membership rates offered to all chamber members. You may register ahead of time, but walk-ins are always welcome. Make sure you bring business cards!

  4. The Science of Fahrenheit 451

    February 11, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    Children will participate in hands-on experiments to learn about the science behind Ray Bradbury's title "Fahrenheit 451" in this workshop. This workshop is part of the Waukegan Public Library's Big Read program.

  5. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

    February 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

  6. Valentine's Day Jazz and Sweets

    February 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    The West End Jazz Band will perform favorites and standards at this noon concert, with the Friends of the Library selling cookies and other goodies to benefit the Library. Bring your sweetheart and enjoy the ambiance.

  7. Agnes of God

    February 12, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Bowen Park Theatre

    Agnes of God is a play by John Pielmeier which tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation.

  8. Arsenic and Old Lace

    February 12, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    The elderly Brewster sisters have a wonderful hobby: they help lonely old men into the afterlife by poisoning their wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds one of those old men in the window seat the fun really begins. It’s all in the family here at the Brewster home.

  9. Home Free: Don't It Feel Good Spring Tour

    February 12, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career, rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to The Sing-Off performing together for crowds all across the country. Now Home Free continues to entertain audiences with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.

  10. Mr. Benny

    February 12, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration event for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  11. Mr. Benny

    February 13, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey’s play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny’s successful 15-year run on television.

  12. Black - (n) (v) (adj). - Symposium

    February 13, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Karcher 405 Gallery

    In honor of Black History Month, Karcher 405 Gallery presents ... Black - (n) (v) (adj). A month long series of engaging opportunities for dialogue surrounding the experience of living as Black and living alongside those who are Black. By pairing classic elements of art with engrossing and familiar experiences, the Black - (n) (v) (adj). show will create spaces of intrigue, safety and comfort. Visitors will be guided through art from the worlds of canvas, music, film, oration, photography, and culinary delights. In these havens of expression, the attendees will be challenged to explore and evolve their definitions and preconceived notions of the Black experience.

  13. Valentine Dinner Buffet at Bonnie Brook

    February 13, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bonnie Brook Golf Course

    The Bonnie Brook Valentine Dinner Buffet will include all you can eat carved prime rib and filet tenderloin. Other favorites included BBQ ribs, peel and eat shrimp, baked Atlantic salmon and more as well as appetizers, soup and salad bar and dessert table. Live entertainment by Sipos and Young. Reservations are needed; please call 847-360-4730, option 3.

  14. Agnes of God

    February 13, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Bowen Park Theatre

    Agnes of God is a play by John Pielmeier which tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation.

  15. Arsenic and Old Lace

    February 13, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    The elderly Brewster sisters have a wonderful hobby: they help lonely old men into the afterlife by poisoning their wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds one of those old men in the window seat the fun really begins. It’s all in the family here at the Brewster home.

  16. Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX

    February 13, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and songwriter on seven of the bands Top Ten Hits. His live concert showcases all of the STYX greatest hits spanning the 70s, 80s and 90s. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans.

  17. Mr. Benny

    February 13, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration event for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  18. The Blues Family Robinson at Green Town

    February 13, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Green Town Tavern

    Bring your sweetheart (or find one there) and get ready to party as The Blues Family Robinson band rocks the stage at Green Town Tavern's Valentine's Day Bash. Food and drink specials. Mix a little bit of Blues with a little bit of Rock 'n Roll and you get a whole lot of fun!

  19. Agnes of God

    February 14, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Bowen Park Theatre

    Agnes of God is a play by John Pielmeier which tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation.

  20. Mr. Benny

    February 14, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  21. Jazz Wave

    February 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    Cap off your weekend with cool jazz and spirited big band music! These are serious musicians in a casual atmosphere. They blow the roof off the joint!

  22. Blood is Thicker than Color

    February 17, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    In a program blending genealogy research with personal history, local historian and author TJ Morris, author of Blood Is Thicker Than Color, will explore black history and genealogy, offering tips for those interested in exploring their family history.

  23. Lake County Tech Hub Grand Opening

    February 18, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ Lake County Tech Hub

    Join Lake County Tech Hub for its official grand opening. Expect a day of festivities; networking with industry leaders; tours; presentations from Glenn Gottfried, and Michael Polzin; and involvement from the leadership team at Illinois' Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

  24. Mother-Son Sweetheart Dance

    February 19, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Belvidere Recreation Center

    Dance the night away at the annual Mother Son Sweetheart Dance on Friday, February 19th The event is for parents and children 13 and under and are at the Belvidere Recreation Center. The cost per person is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents and includes dinner, live DJ and complimentary photograph. Pre-Registration is required and payment is due at time of registration. For more information or to register, please call (847)360-4700 or visit our website at www.waukeganparks.org.

  25. Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone - and the Buckinghams

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

    Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits currently perform over 200 concerts a year. Today’s teen girls scream just as passionately as their mothers did back in 1965, prompting VH1 to select Noone as their viewer’s choice’ for “Sexiest Artist of the Year.” The Buckinghams are one of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands to ever explode onto the national scene. Bringing back great memories with their chart-topping 60s hits, The Buckinghams also perform popular 70’s favorites in their powerful sets.

  26. Arsenic and Old Lace

    February 19, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    The elderly Brewster sisters have a wonderful hobby: they help lonely old men into the afterlife by poisoning their wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds one of those old men in the window seat the fun really begins. It’s all in the family here at the Brewster home.

  27. Mr. Benny

    February 19, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration event for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  28. Live Theatre: Rumpelstilskin

    February 20, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    Improv Playhouse will spin straw into gold with a very special performance of Rumpelstiltskin. The performance is free and open to the public.

  29. Mr. Benny

    February 20, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey’s play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny’s successful 15-year run on television.

  30. ArtWauk

    February 20, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Waukegan Check-in at Urban Edge

    ArtWauk is a monthly celebration of arts in the Arts & Entertainment District in Downtown Waukegan. Each month this event showcases different art and artists at over 20 venues, offering free and full access to each site and a chance to meet the artists. Each month will also feature a surprise. Perhaps an art demonstration, art activity, a give-away … or something else entirely. Join the throngs exposed to art, music, performances, theatres, shops, and restaurants! Invite your friends! #artwauk #explorewaukegan

  31. Black - (n) (v) (adj). - Round Table

    February 20, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Karcher 405 Gallery

    In honor of Black History Month, Karcher 405 Gallery presents ... Black - (n) (v) (adj). A month long series of engaging opportunities for dialogue surrounding the experience of living as Black and living alongside those who are Black. By pairing classic elements of art with engrossing and familiar experiences, the Black - (n) (v) (adj). show will create spaces of intrigue, safety and comfort. Visitors will be guided through art from the worlds of canvas, music, film, oration, photography, and culinary delights. In these havens of expression, the attendees will be challenged to explore and evolve their definitions and preconceived notions of the Black experience. The Round Table will take place during the February ArtWauk.

  32. Father-Daughter Date Night

    February 20, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Belvidere Recreation Center

    Dance the night away at the annual Father Daughter Date Night on Saturday, February 20th The event is for parents and children 13 and under and are at the Belvidere Recreation Center from 7-9:30pm. The cost per person is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents and includes dinner, live DJ and complimentary photograph. Pre-Registration is required and payment is due at time of registration. For more information or to register, please call (847)360-4700 or visit our website at www.waukeganparks.org.

  33. Arsenic and Old Lace

    February 20, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    The elderly Brewster sisters have a wonderful hobby: they help lonely old men into the afterlife by poisoning their wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds one of those old men in the window seat the fun really begins. It’s all in the family here at the Brewster home.

  34. Mr. Benny

    February 20, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration event for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  35. United We Stand with Oba William King

    February 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    Join award-winning storyteller and drummer Oba William King in celebrating Black History Month with a program exploring the words of Nelson Mandela and Langston Hughes through dance, drumming, music, and storytelling.

  36. Mr. Benny

    February 21, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  37. Freedom Quilts

    February 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    All children in grades 3-5 will learn the symbols that set many slaves on the path to freedom on the Underground Railroad by making their own secret message quilt.

  38. Fahrenheit 451: From Book to Film

    February 26, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    The Waukegan Public Library will screen excerpts from "Fahrenheit 451" to compare and contrast Truffaut’s film with Bradbury’s novel. Participants of this special event will leave with a copy of the novel. This event that is part of the Library's Big Read program.

  39. Arsenic and Old Lace

    February 26, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    The elderly Brewster sisters have a wonderful hobby: they help lonely old men into the afterlife by poisoning their wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds one of those old men in the window seat the fun really begins. It’s all in the family here at the Brewster home.

  40. Joel McHale

    February 26, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series "Community" and as the host of the satirical pop culture and current events show "The Soup", Joel McHale is one of this generation's favorite comedians.

  41. Mr. Benny

    February 26, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration event for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  42. Young People's Concert

    February 27, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Waukegan High School Trapp Auditorium

    This concert features a musical whodunit for narrator and orchestra. We get to know all the musical instruments of the orchestra as they are caught up in the mystery of “who killed the composer.” Stookey - The Composer is Dead

  43. Black - (n) (v) (adj). - Artist Workshop

    February 27, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Karcher 405 Gallery

    In honor of Black History Month, Karcher 405 Gallery presents ... Black - (n) (v) (adj). A month long series of engaging opportunities for dialogue surrounding the experience of living as Black and living alongside those who are Black. By pairing classic elements of art with engrossing and familiar experiences, the Black - (n) (v) (adj). show will create spaces of intrigue, safety and comfort. Visitors will be guided through art from the worlds of canvas, music, film, oration, photography, and culinary delights. In these havens of expression, the attendees will be challenged to explore and evolve their definitions and preconceived notions of the Black experience.

  44. Mr. Benny

    February 27, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey’s play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny’s successful 15-year run on television.

  45. Arsenic and Old Lace

    February 27, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    The elderly Brewster sisters have a wonderful hobby: they help lonely old men into the afterlife by poisoning their wine. When their nephew Mortimer finds one of those old men in the window seat the fun really begins. It’s all in the family here at the Brewster home.

  46. Mr. Benny

    February 27, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration event for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  47. Mr. Benny

    February 28, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Clockwise Theatre

    Chicago actor Tim Newell returns to Clockwise Theatre in Mark Humphrey's play Mr. Benny, an affectionate one-man show tracing the career of Waukegan favorite son Jack Benny. The three week run is being presented as a birthday celebration for Benny, who was born on February 14, 1894. The two-act comedy begins with Jack Benny in his Hollywood CBS Studios star dressing room on the evening of his first television broadcast, the beginning of Benny's successful 15-year run on television.

  48. Black - (n) (v) (adj). - Closing

    February 28, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Karcher 405 Gallery

    In honor of Black History Month, Karcher 405 Gallery presents ... Black - (n) (v) (adj)., a month long series of engaging opportunities for dialogue surrounding the experience of living as Black and living alongside those who are Black. This is the closing event for the show.

  49. Jazz Wave

    February 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre

    Cap off your weekend with cool jazz and lively big band music! These are serious musicians in a casual atmosphere. They blow the roof off the joint!