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  1. Yoga at the Beach

    August 19, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Waukegan Municipal Beach

    Enjoy yoga on Saturday mornings at the Beach all summer! All levels are welcome and encouraged. A limited supply of yoga mats will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own, as well as yoga blocks and water. Dress accordingly.

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  2. Tai Chi at the Beach

    August 19, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Waukegan Municipal Beach

    Enjoy Tai Chi on Saturday mornings at the Beach all summer! Master Gerry Cook welcomes all levels to this hands-on class. Bring water and a towel. Dress accordingly.

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  3. Ray Bradbury Green Town Guided Walking Tour

    August 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ray Bradbury Park

    Walk the streets of author Ray Bradbury’s "Green Town" on this guided tour of downtown. The places, people, and events from Bradbury's fictional Green Town will be highlighted. The tour starts at Ray Bradbury Park. A shuttle bus will return participants back to Bradbury Park at the conclusion of the Tour. Register in advance using code #30703410.

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  4. Afro Fest

    August 19, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Stiner Pavilion

    Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the LIVE entertainment including Ultimate Concept, the ultimate show band! Other musical groups include Keelan Jones & Co., Archie Parks & co., Glenn Jinson & Inner Peace, Shaheed & Co., Sharon Epps & Poets, Gospel Inc. Other entertainment includes steppers and dances, fashion shows, car and motorcycle shows, and a variety of bands. Food vendors onsite! The public is invited and welcome!

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  5. Genesee Theatre Job Fair

    August 19, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Do you… Like being around the performing arts? Enjoy the buzz that surrounds an evening's performance? Have a flexible schedule? The Genesee Theatre is hosting a job fair for the best bartenders, barbacks, ushers, security and more! These are part-time positions with immediate openings. Come join our growing staff!

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  6. Waukegan Masonic Temple Open House

    August 19, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Waukegan Masonic Temple

    Waukegan Masonic Temple will open its doors to the public on August 19th for tours and to field questions. The Freemasons have been a part of Waukegan since 1849. Freemasons are the world’s oldest fraternity, having documented existence as far back as 70CE and organized more formally in 1721 in England. Many times being described as a secret society, Freemasonry employs ancient hieroglyphic systems of teaching which focus on morality and personal philosophy.

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  7. ArtWauk

    August 19, 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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  8. Betty's Summer Vacation

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

    Betty is looking forward to her vacation near the ocean. Unfortunately, she’ll be spending her vacation with an unusual cast of housemates: her ‘best friend’ Trudy who won’t stop talking, Trudy’s mother the wild Mrs. Siezmagraff, the oversexed and despicable Buck, the quiet Keith who may or may not be a serial killer, and a the crazy trench coat wearing derelict Mr. Vanislaw. Not to mention the voices that seem to be emitting behind the wall. THIS SHOW IS RATED R and not recommended for all audiences. This is a challenging production to experience but, a rewarding one for it's commentary on our society.

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  9. Summer Matinee Movie: The Lego Batman Movie

    August 20, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Waukegan Public Library Bradbury Room

    Enjoy the family-friendly movie The Lego Batman Movie! Synopsis: There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin and loyal butler Alfred can show him a thing or two. Rated PG

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  10. Bob Abrams at The Harbor's Edge

    August 20, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Harbor's Edge

    Bob Abrams Guitarist and Vocalist is best known as the former lead guitarist for The Buckinghams. Bob enjoyed playing with The Buckinghams for over 24 years. He's an oldie and a goodie!

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  11. Domingos en la Playa

    August 20, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Stiner Pavilion

    Enjoy the beautiful views on the shores of Lake Michigan and Mexican polka-style bands nearly every Sunday night in the summertime. Ticket prices and additional information will be available at a later date.

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  12. Eclipse Viewing Party

    August 21, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Waukegan Municipal Beach

    Come to the Waukegan Municipal Beach for an Eclipse 2017 viewing party. where about 85% of the sun will be obscured at 1:18:49pm. The first 200 guests receive FREE viewing glasses! If you miss this one, you'll have to wait 28 years for the next 'USA' total solar eclipse!

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  13. Waukegan Total Solar Eclipse Party

    August 21, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Jack Benny Center for the Arts

    If you are unable to make the trek to southern Illinois to see the eclipse in person, join us at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts to hear stories of what indigenous people thought about what an eclipse was and then watch the total solar eclipse streaming at 1:20pm. Call (847) 360-4740 for more details.

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  14. City Council Meeting

    August 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Waukegan City Hall Council Chambers, Second Floor

    The Waukegan City Council meets the first and third Monday of every month, except when holidays are observed on those days. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and welcome to address City Council by signing up at the back of the Council Chambers. The public is also invited to all committee meetings scheduled prior to the Council meeting.

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  15. Wake Up with Waukegan Breakfast Meeting

    August 22, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ Stiner Pavilion

    Join the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce in welcoming the Mayor to talk about his first 100 days in office at Wake Up With Waukegan breakfast on the shores of Lake Michigan. Take in stunning views and enjoy the lake breeze while listening to Mayor Sam Cunningham talk about the City of Waukegan, business, and moving forward.

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  16. Golden Paints Lecture

    August 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dandelion Gallery

    Artists, what's new with Golden Acrylics/Mixed Media? Come to this fast-paced, exciting lecture/demo presented by Golden Paints artist, Sandie Bacon, where she will share a FREE intensive "how to" overview of the Golden acrylics line of paints. NO charge to attend!! -- FREE samples. Be sure to RSVP!-- Limited seating.

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  17. Happy Together Tour

    August 24, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Breakout your bell-bottom jeans and tie-dye shirts, because this show's gonna be out of sight! The Happy Together tour celebrates the music of the '60s and '70s with six classic bands, including The Turtles, The Association, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, The Box Tops, The Cowsills, and The Archies!

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  18. The 80's Babies at Harbor's Edge

    August 24, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ The Harbor's Edge

    Feelgood Party band! Dr. Feelgood is a high energy show that plays the best hits of the 80's and beyond.

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  19. Fourth Friday Networking

    August 25, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ The HUB

    Summer is almost over so no more excuses about vacations, trips, or sunny days. If the kids have to go back to school, so do you. Join the Greater Waukegan Development Coalition to learn how to "Sell Anything to Anybody". Content and ideas shared from the book "How to Sell Anything to Anybody" , written by Joe Girard, along with practical sales tips by Michael J. Brankin.

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  20. In Water Sailboat Show at Larsen Marine

    August 25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Larsen Marine

    Larsen Marine is holding an In-Water Sailboat Show at their docks for three days! New sailboats will be on display and for sale in the water and on shore from a variety of local dealers. In addition, a variety of pre-owned sailboats will also be on display. Guest speaker John Simmons, a long time boater on Lake Michigan, will be making a special presentation on Saturday at 11am about his Great Loop adventure

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  21. Courtyard Concerts: Kraig Kenning

    August 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Waukegan Public Library

    Kraig Kenning is an acoustic favorite of the Library's summer Courtyard Concerts, so it's a treat to have him closing out this season! Dockside Dogs will be grilling hot lunches for concertgoers to purchase. It's a good way to your spend Friday lunch!

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  22. Biers from the Laboratory

    August 25, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ ZümBier

    If you like the newest thing, ZümBier be tapping 12+ test batches, infusions, randal, cask ales and whatever else their brains can produce! The Rough Cut Band provides music and Food For the Soul brings the food. If you venture in a zombie or laboratory-themed costume,get 1$ off every glass of beer ... as long as you remain in character.

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  23. All White Lakefront Beach Bash

    August 25, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Stiner Pavilion

    Tri-State Soulful Sounds invites you to the All White Lakefront Beach Bash. The gates open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. The Bash features a variety of LIVE musical entertainment. Bring a lawn chair and jacket and enjoy! (VIP admission includes tent seating with tables and chairs.)

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  24. Olivia Newton-John

    August 25, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Grammy® Award-winner Olivia Newton-John is best known for her role as Sandy in the #1 hit movie-musical, Grease! With ten #1 hits,15 Top-10 singles and over 100 million albums sold, she is one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Reminisce as she performs songs from Grease and Xanadu, her country music hits and chart-toppers from the music-video era.

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  25. Betty's Summer Vacation

    August 25, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Three Brothers Theatre Upstage

    Betty is looking forward to her vacation near the ocean. Unfortunately, she’ll be spending her vacation with an unusual cast of housemates: her ‘best friend’ Trudy who won’t stop talking, Trudy’s mother the wild Mrs. Siezmagraff, the oversexed and despicable Buck, the quiet Keith who may or may not be a serial killer, and a the crazy trench coat wearing derelict Mr. Vanislaw. Not to mention the voices that seem to be emitting behind the wall. THIS SHOW IS RATED R and not recommended for all audiences. This is a challenging production to experience but, a rewarding one for it's commentary on our society.

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  26. Dandelion Gallery Call to Artists

    August 26, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Dandelion Gallery

    Dandelion Gallery is calling all artists interested in exhibiting their work in the Gallery and becoming members of the Artist Cooperative to schedule an interview. All mediums are accepted, excluding video and installation art. Interviews will be 15-20 minutes. Bring 5 samples of your work along with the $25 application fee and membership application. For more information and to schedule an interview contact Kate at 224-252-1674.

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  27. Yoga at the Beach

    August 26, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Waukegan Municipal Beach

    Enjoy yoga on Saturday mornings at the Beach all summer! All levels are welcome and encouraged. A limited supply of yoga mats will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own, as well as yoga blocks and water. Dress accordingly.

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  28. Tai Chi at the Beach

    August 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Waukegan Municipal Beach

    Enjoy Tai Chi on Saturday mornings at the Beach all summer! Master Gerry Cook welcomes all levels to this hands-on class. Bring water and a towel. Dress accordingly.

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  29. Historic Homes of Sheridan Road Guided Walking Tour

    August 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Douglas House in Upton Park

    Discover the history of some of the homes located up and down Waukegan’s beautiful Sheridan Road. Tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park. Register in advance using code #30703410.

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  30. In Water Sailboat Show at Larsen Marine

    August 26, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Larsen Marine

    Larsen Marine is holding an In-Water Sailboat Show at their docks for three days! New sailboats will be on display and for sale in the water and on shore from a variety of local dealers. In addition, a variety of pre-owned sailboats will also be on display. Guest speaker John Simmons, a long time boater on Lake Michigan, will be making a special presentation on Saturday at 11am about his Great Loop adventure

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  31. Waukegan Main Street's Wine & Art Stroll

    August 26, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Jack Benny Plaza

    Wine and Art Stroll is one of Waukegan Main Street's premiere annual events in the downtown. On the day of the event participants will receive a Wine & Art Stroll souvenir glass and a program of participating locations with corresponding map. Check back for more details closer to the date!

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  32. Concierto Playero Salsa Concert

    August 26, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Stiner Pavilion

    Enjoy beautiful salsa music on the shores of Lake Michigan with Concierto Playero. Food vendors will be onsite. Bring your chairs and enjoy the evening. There is an entry fee for this concert.

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  33. Fight Night at Stretch's

    August 26, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Stretch's Sports Bar & Grill

    The trash talk has started! Head over to Stretch's and pick your favorite in Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor. It's the undefeated boxer against the two-weight UFC champion, and promises to be a good one.

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  34. Betty's Summer Vacation

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

    Betty is looking forward to her vacation near the ocean. Unfortunately, she’ll be spending her vacation with an unusual cast of housemates: her ‘best friend’ Trudy who won’t stop talking, Trudy’s mother the wild Mrs. Siezmagraff, the oversexed and despicable Buck, the quiet Keith who may or may not be a serial killer, and a the crazy trench coat wearing derelict Mr. Vanislaw. Not to mention the voices that seem to be emitting behind the wall. THIS SHOW IS RATED R and not recommended for all audiences. This is a challenging production to experience but, a rewarding one for it's commentary on our society.

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  35. In Water Sailboat Show at Larsen Marine

    August 27, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Larsen Marine

    Larsen Marine is holding an In-Water Sailboat Show at their docks for three days! New sailboats will be on display and for sale in the water and on shore from a variety of local dealers. In addition, a variety of pre-owned sailboats will also be on display. Guest speaker John Simmons, a long time boater on Lake Michigan, will be making a special presentation on Saturday at 11am about his Great Loop adventure

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  36. Taco Fest

    August 27, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Belvidere Discount Mall

    Enjoy the return of one of Waukegan's most popular gastronomic festivals! A wide variety of tacos and other Mexican small plates will be available from restaurants in Lake County and Chicago. The festival will also include music, children's entertainment and raffles. Free entry and parking.

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  37. Summer Matinee Movie: The Boss Baby

    August 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Waukegan Public Library Bradbury Room

    Enjoy the family-friendly movie The Boss Baby. Synopsis: A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. Rated PG.

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  38. Domingos en la Playa

    August 27, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Stiner Pavilion

    Enjoy the beautiful views on the shores of Lake Michigan and Mexican polka-style bands nearly every Sunday night in the summertime. Ticket prices and additional information will be available at a later date.

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