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  1. Happy Thyme Breakfast with Terry James

    October 23, 2021, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @

    Green Town Tavern

    Enjoy the always delightful Happy Thyme Breakfast, including interesting and unusual Bloodys and tasty egg dishes, spices up just a bit more with musical entertainment by Terry James!

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  2. Paper Tiger Shred Fest

    October 23, 2021, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Paper Tiger Document Solutions

    Paper Tiger offers special shredding hours on select Saturdays! Bring your documents to their facility and watch as your documents are securely shredded, or 'drop and go'. Only $3 per standard banker’s box (approximately 16? long, 12? wide, and 10? deep.) Take part in the OUTDOOR Shred Fest - drive up and they'll remove the box from your car for no-contact shredding.

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  3. GO Waukegan Zombie Walk

    October 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @

    Hinkston Park

    The Waukegan Park District will be hosting three GO WAUKEGAN Walks in 2021. Held at two parks and downtown, the walks are free events intended to encourage the community to walk at least thirty minutes every day.

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  4. JIC Weapons of our Warfare Conference 2021

    October 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @

    JIC Ministries

    Join JIC Ministries for a day of Weapons of our Warfare Conference including a panel discussion and guest speaker Sophia Ruffin. Sophia Ruffin is a prophetic speaker who has ministered throughout the US, bringing a powerful and racial message of deliverance.

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  5. October Dive

    October 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @

    Waukegan Harbor
    South Marina

    Interested in what might be lying below the surface off the South Marina? Waukegan Fire Department and DJ's Scuba Locker dive teams will be cleaning up that area. Public is welcome to view from the south wall.

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  6. SIS - Self Care Isn't Selfish

    October 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @

    Coffee Break and Lunch

    Join Angela Kaye Baldwin and St. Rep. Rita Mayfield for an uplifting discussion about women's empowerment and self-care.

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  7. Community Recycling Event

    October 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @

    Bevier Park

    Save the date! Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, the City of Waukegan, and the Waukegan Park District are hosting a community recycling event. Most recyclable items will be accepted.

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  8. Gamers Glorified - Kids eSport Boot Camp - Level Up!

    October 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @

    Lake County Tech Hub

    They are back again! Does your child (5 - 15 years old) play Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft, & other video games? Come Join Gamers Glorified's upcoming kids boot camp, where they provide kids a practical way to use skills and STEM through gaming while having fun at the same time. In the spirit of Halloween the kids can come dressed in their Halloween Costume. Tickets are limited to 15 for the camp so get them while you can.

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  9. Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead

    October 23, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @

    Bowen Park

    The Waukegan Park District and Academia Cultural Xilotl are partnering to celebrate Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with Sugar Skull Workshops and a community celebration. With origins in Mexico and celebrated throughout Latin American, Día de Muertos is a celebration of the lives of the deceased. Families create ofrendas (offerings) to honor family members that have passed away. These altars are decorated with bright flowers, calaveras (skulls), photos, foods, drinks, and items to honor the departed loved ones. Día de Muertos is not the “Mexican Halloween” like it is sometimes mistaken to be because of the timing of the year. The commemoration of Día de Muertos will culminate with a free community celebration on Saturday, October 23 from 12pm to 5pm at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts and Jane Addams Center. The event will feature altar exhibits, art vendors, food, music, dance presentations, and sugar skull workshops.

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  10. Pumpkin Carving and S'Mores

    October 23, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @

    Wild West Grill

    Join the fine folks at Wild West Grill for pumpkin carving and s'mores! Free tasty treats for the kids, too!

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  11. Fight Like a Girl Breast Cancer Awareness Event

    October 23, 2021, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @

    CYOC Bar & Grill

    Come to the first Fight Like a Girl Breast Cancer Awareness event at CYOC, hosted by Lush Ends and K-Effect Salon.

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  12. Daddy Daughter Dance

    October 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @

    CYOC Banquet Hall

    Calling all the fathers, father figures, grandfathers! Escort your lovely daughters for a Magical Night of memories! Dinner, Dessert, Dj, Special, Entertainment, prizes! It's a Daddy Daughter Dance to Remember! ALL ages!

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  13. NAACP Lake County Freedom Fund Gala

    October 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @

    The Westin North Shore Chicago Hotel
    River Ballroom

    Join the NAACP Lake County for a night of dinner and entertainment. This year's theme is "Revitalizing Our Community" with keynote speaker Darren Hutchinson. The event is black tie. Tickets are available from Dr. Sandra Leconte and Stella Jones.

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  14. Blues Family Robinson LIVE at ZümBier

    October 23, 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ ZümBier

    Put a little live music in your weekend with The Blues Family Robinson at ZümBier! CDC guidelines are followed, but that doesn't mean you can't have a great time!

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  15. Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live

    October 23, 2021, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live! promises to be an unforgettable evening of exceptional music, melodies and heavenly harmonies that are the hallmarks of The Beach Boys. Often called a genius for his unique approach to songwriting, Wilson was behind the band's epic album Pet Sounds, which ranks #2 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. That album revolutionized pop music forever. Joining Wilson on stage are Beach Boys founding member Al Jardine and former member Blondie Chaplin, who will help deliver The Beach Boys' sun-kissed California sound. The trio will be backed by a brilliant band to ensure each song is just as you remember. It's sure to be an evening of good vibrations!

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  16. Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

    October 23, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @

    Three Brothers Theatre

    Three actors will enter Three Brothers Theatre and attempt a feat only the foolish will attempt: to portray all of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays in under ninety minutes. Actors Rick Adams, Mac Westcott, and Michael Wilson will be portraying all of the Shakespearian greats including Titus, Ophelia, and Pericles. Join them as they rip into and lampoon the comedies, tragedies, and history plays all in one night. If brevity is the soul of wit, well then we’ll be the wittiest darn actors this side of the Mississippi in October. Three Brothers Theatre, like many of our partner theatres, is following strict COVID protocols to ensure the safety of you and our performances. We ask you to provide proof of vaccination and we ask you to wear a mask while inside of our building

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  17. JIC Weapons of our Warfare Conference 2021

    October 24, 2021, 9:30 AM @

    JIC Ministries

    Join JIC Ministries for a day of Weapons of our Warfare Conference closing day and worship service.

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  18. Gamers Glorified - Kids eSport Boot Camp - Level Up! = Day 2

    October 24, 2021, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @

    Lake County Tech Hub

    They are back again! Does your child (5 - 15 years old) play Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft, & other video games? Come Join Gamers Glorified's upcoming kids boot camp, where they provide kids a practical way to use skills and STEM through gaming while having fun at the same time. In the spirit of Halloween the kids can come dressed in their Halloween Costume. Tickets are limited to 15 for the camp so get them while you can.

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  19. Health & Wellness Resource and Activity Fair

    October 24, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @

    Greenbelt Cultural Center
    Woodland Hall

    State Senators Adriane Johnson and Melinda Bush will host a Health and Wellness Resource and Activity Fair to promote healthy practices and provide wellness activities. Numerous vendors will be in attendance, providing educational resources to the community and offering yoga sessions, free packaged meals, COVID-19 vaccinations, and more. These vendors include Gurnee Park District, Lake County Health Department, NICASA Organization, NIRCO Organization, HSS Yoga and Wellness, Meridian Health, Illinois Department of Public Health, and North Chicago Fire Department. Questions? Contact Senator Johnson’s office at 847-672-6201.

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  20. Waukegan Arts Summit

    October 24, 2021, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @

    Three Brothers Theatre

    Three Brothers Theatre is inviting all artists in the area to join them to talk, discuss, and solve issues that artists and art organizations are facing with our growing arts scene as well as celebrate our successes and enjoy each other's company. This is the first of hopefully many summits. Schedule includes: 12pm Social Hour, 1 - 1:30pm ArtWauk, 1:30 - 1:45pm Break, 2 - 3pm Breakout Sessions.

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  21. Trunk-or-Treat at People's Choice

    October 24, 2021, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @

    The People's Choice Family Fun Center Waukegan

    Bring the kids out for Trunk or Treat! Trunkers will have candy and decorated trunks, tailgates, or hatchbacks ... whatever is available! Treaters, bring your parents/and adult and remember, costumes are strongly encouraged! “Trunkers”! Registration is due by 5pm on Friday, October 22. Arrive between 12:30pm – 1:30pm. You don't need to come in costume, but it is encouraged, as is decorating your vehicle. You must provide your own candy for distribution - all treats must be individually wrapped and sealed. No amplified music other than G-Rated Halloween-themed music. You must be there for the entire event. Best Decoration Trunk winner will receive a $100 Gift Card! How much candy should you bring? Our best guess at this point, if we have good weather, will be 100-200 plus children.

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  22. Jazz Wave Big Band @ ZümBier with Brat Shop

    October 24, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @

    ZümBier

    ZümBier is thrilled to announce Jazz Wave is playing on Sunday. Free Admission! Enjoy the indoor café/production area, good bier - and buy a Maxwell Street polish or burger from the Brat Shop.

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  23. I AM KING: The Michael Jackson Experience

    October 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    I AM KING: The Michael Jackson Experience is a live, jaw-dropping show that will have you awestruck from the very start. Lookalike Michael Firestone nails the part right down to the King of Pop's signature kicks and spins. And his voice is so shockingly similar, you'll think he's lip-syncing – but he's not. He performs all the hits with great precision while moving to MJ's intense choreography. Complete with costume changes, a live band and professional dancers, this show will give you goose bumps and leave you wanting more. Fall Tribute Series $99.00 Season Subscription series include ticket to all 3 events. Packages are available through geneseetheatre.com or by visiting or calling the Genesee Box Office at 847-263-6300. Events include David Brighton’s Space Oddity: The Ultimate tribute to David Bowie, I am King: The Michael Jackson Experience, and Bee Gees Gold.

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  24. Lunch with the Mayor - Sold Out!

    October 25, 2021, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @

    Glen Flora Country Club

    Join Waukegan Main Street for the 36th Annual Lunch with the Mayor! This highly anticipated event is normally attended by nearly 200 involved citizens, representatives, and business people, offering a great opportunity to network before and after the presentations. Mayor Ann Taylor will share with us her vision of the City going forward and update us on the current state of Waukegan. COVID protocols that are in place at Glen Flora Country Club at the time of the event will be followed.

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  25. UMMA Hope Food Pantry

    October 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @

    UMMA

    Come to the Hope Food Pantry at UMMA and receive a special item every week, as well as a WHOLE bag of groceries! Hope Food Pantry is open Mondays 1pm-3pm and Wednesdays 11am-1pm. Registration is required and you may do it in person on either day.

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  26. The Nightmare Before Christmas Friends Movie Fest

    October 26, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @

    Waukegan Public Library
    Classroom A/B

    Teens! Get into the holiday mood and celebrate Halloween by watching a classic and enjoying Halloween treats. Registration is required.

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  27. UMMA Hope Food Pantry

    October 27, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @

    UMMA

    Come to the Hope Food Pantry at UMMA and receive a special item every week, as well as a WHOLE bag of groceries! Hope Food Pantry is open Mondays 1pm-3pm and Wednesdays 11am-1pm. Registration is required and you may do it in person on either day.

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  28. Hire Lake County Job Fair

    October 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @

    Marriott Lincolnshire
    Grand Marquee

    Lincolnshire Marriott, The Village of Lincolnshire, Job Center of Lake County, and Lake County Workforce Development are hosting an in-person job fair! This is a chance for job seekers to meet face-to-face with employers from a variety of industries. Current COVID-19 protocols will be followed. This is an indoor event and masks will be required.

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  29. Sonesta Simply Suites Trunk and Treat

    October 27, 2021, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @

    Sonesta Simply Suites

    Sonesta Simply Suites invites you to their first Trunk or Treat! Kids, wear your costume and enjoying getting treats and giveaways!

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  30. Jazz Night at A Cuban Experience

    October 27, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ A Cuban Experience

    Trombone Dave and the Lawn Clippings will be performing at Waukegan's premium cigar lounge, A Cuban Experience, on Wednesday nights! Swing by for some cool jazz and hot smokes.

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  31. Waukegan Writing Group

    October 28, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @

    Waukegan Public Library
    Classroom A

    Adults! Join the Waukegan Writing Group. A group for writers, both professional and hobbyist, to meet and discuss the craft. We'll also have a short writing session and critique volunteers' work.

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  32. Hispanic Chamber of Lake Co. After Hours Networking

    October 28, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @

    Saluto's

    Join the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Lake County in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with this After-Hours Business Networking Event. Bring your business cards and connect for a fun evening of networking, raffle giveaways and great food. Registered business contacts will receive a goody bag of materials donated by Chamber businesses, while supplies last. All registered will have an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business. Chamber members can contact Executive Director Shaunese Teamer to donate items to the Goody Bag - 847.249.3800.

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  33. Haunted Waukegan Guided Walking Tour

    October 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @

    Douglas House
    Upton Park

    Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan’s past in this guided tour with the Waukegan Park District. The tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park. The tour will cover three (3) miles and will last two hours.

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  34. ZümBier Live Trivia

    October 28, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ ZümBier

    Play Thursday Trivia live and enjoy a good night out with friends. Sure Happy It's Thursday!

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  35. POP 2000 Tour

    October 28, 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Hosted by Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC! Relive the music of the post-Y2K era! POP 2000 Tour features the decade's biggest songs! As a member of *NSYNC, Chris Kirkpatrick became a household name. The singer, actor, producer helped the group sell 60+ million records and counting. An ever-present pop culture personality, singer Mark McGrath helped Sugar Ray produce a string of top 10 hits and several multi-platinum albums that continue to receive airplay. O-Town's story began when Making the Band chronicled their sudden rise to success. The former boy band and Radio Music Award nominee continues to attract fans. Ryan Cabrera is behind the smash 2004 album Take It All Away, which hit #8 on the Billboard Top 200. The singer-songwriter was also featured heavily on MTV's Ashlee Simpson Show and The Hills. LFO burst onto the scene with their catchy pop/hip-hop sound. Today, Brad Fischetti keeps the name alive, performing their memorable songs to fans both old and new.

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  36. Community Closet from Legacy Reentry

    October 29, 2021, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @

    Legacy Reentry Foundation

    Every Friday, Legacy Reentry Foundation opens up their Community Clothes Closet. If you need clothes, stop by. Open to everyone.

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  37. Black Violin

    October 29, 2021, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Genesee Theatre

    Black Violin returns to The Genesee! Joined onstage by a live drummer and DJ, musicians Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B (viola) skillfully blur the lines between hip-hop and classical music, creating a sound that's all their own. Their latest album, Take the Stairs, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Classical and Classical Crossover charts. These talented musicians show that, like people, music is enriched by diversity. Their inspiring musical mash-ups will lift everyone out of their seats in celebration of hope and unity.

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  38. Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

    October 29, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @

    Three Brothers Theatre

    Three actors will enter Three Brothers Theatre and attempt a feat only the foolish will attempt: to portray all of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays in under ninety minutes. Actors Rick Adams, Mac Westcott, and Michael Wilson will be portraying all of the Shakespearian greats including Titus, Ophelia, and Pericles. Join them as they rip into and lampoon the comedies, tragedies, and history plays all in one night. If brevity is the soul of wit, well then we’ll be the wittiest darn actors this side of the Mississippi in October. Three Brothers Theatre, like many of our partner theatres, is following strict COVID protocols to ensure the safety of you and our performances. We ask you to provide proof of vaccination and we ask you to wear a mask while inside of our building

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  39. Los Inquietos del Norte at Lakehurst Events

    October 29, 2021, 8:00 PM - October 30, 2021, 2:00 AM @

    Lakehurst Events

    Lakehurst Events presents Los Inquietos del Norte and El Mimoso, Banda La Costeña. Presale and VIP tickets available.

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  40. 1st Drive-Thru Pancake Breakfast

    October 30, 2021, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @

    Bonnie Brook Golf Course

    Join the Exchange Club for a pancake and sausage breakfast, packed up for you and ready to eat! It's drive-thru fun for the whole family. Sponsorships are available, too!

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  41. Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

    October 30, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @

    Bowen Park

    Walk through the Halloween Trick or Treat Trail, a two-hour tradition for families! The Trail features costumed loved and feared characters for all to meet. Stay on the path to interact with characters, sights and sounds! A treat bag will be available for children. Compliance with IDPH COVID guidelines will be required.

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  42. Be Scared @ A Very Bradbury Halloween

    October 30, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @

    Ray Bradbury Experience Museum

    Live readings performed! Free! All ages! "The Halloween Tree" "Something Wicked This Way Comes" "Dandelion Wine" Be in the audience for Ray Bradbury’s classic Halloween stories. The surreal, spooky Mr. Moundshroud, the terrified Lavinia, the malevolent Mr. Dark and more Bradbury characters will come to life! Costumes encouraged. Receive an ornament to hang on the Halloween Tree. Masks required. Register info@raybradburymuseum.org

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  43. Haunted Waukegan Guided Walking Tour

    October 30, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @

    Douglas House
    Upton Park

    Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan’s past in this guided tour with the Waukegan Park District. The tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park. The tour will cover three (3) miles and will last two hours.

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  44. Teen Fright Night

    October 30, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @

    Dandelion Gallery & Studio

    Teens 14 - 17! Dandelion Gallery & Studio invites you to join them for art, scary movies, treats and more!

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  45. Dokken and Lynch Mob

    October 30, 2021, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @

    Genesee Theatre

    The band Dokken made a name for itself in the '80s thanks to its high note hitting frontman and namesake, Don Dokken. Selling more than 10 million albums worldwide was just another notch in their belt, thanks to three consecutive platinum albums and the Grammy® Award-nominated live disc, Beast from the East. Don’t miss these veteran rockers as they rip through your heavy metal favorites!

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  46. Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

    October 30, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @

    Three Brothers Theatre

    Three actors will enter Three Brothers Theatre and attempt a feat only the foolish will attempt: to portray all of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays in under ninety minutes. Actors Rick Adams, Mac Westcott, and Michael Wilson will be portraying all of the Shakespearian greats including Titus, Ophelia, and Pericles. Join them as they rip into and lampoon the comedies, tragedies, and history plays all in one night. If brevity is the soul of wit, well then we’ll be the wittiest darn actors this side of the Mississippi in October. Three Brothers Theatre, like many of our partner theatres, is following strict COVID protocols to ensure the safety of you and our performances. We ask you to provide proof of vaccination and we ask you to wear a mask while inside of our building

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  47. Boos and Brews

    October 30, 2021, 8:00 PM @

    Nightshade and Dark's Pandemonium Brewing

    Come on down to Genesee Street, AKA Main Street, for a good ol' fashioned pub crawl. If you're looking for something to do on the day before Halloween then Waukegan Main Street is here to deliver! Starting at Nightshade and Dark's promptly at 8pm they'll then make their way south, stopping at all sorts of places on the way. Dress up in costume and party hardy. Can't start at Nightshade? Join them along the way. Full list and times to be released soon! Register and you'll get your very own Boos and Brews t-shirt!

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  48. Dia De Los Muertos Ball Featuring Bachata Heightz

    October 30, 2021, 9:00 PM - October 31, 2021, 2:00 AM @

    Lakehurst Events

    The Urban-Influenced Bachata Group from New York is Taking Over Waukegan for One Night Only at the Copakabana Nightclub! Doors Open at 9pm for the Ultimate Halloween Party! $500 Best Dressed Prize! Free Parking. 21+. Bottle Service Available. Call or Text : 1 (708) 655-8669 for more information or to book a section VIP Tables & Meet + Greets are Super Limited!

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  49. 6th Annual Trunk or Treat

    October 31, 2021, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @

    Stretch's

    It's the 6th annual Trunk or Treat hosted by BoyLosCrazy, Legacy, Rita Mayfield, Marc Jones, and Just Do It Vote. Family fun!

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  50. Halloween Trick or Treat

    October 31, 2021, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @

    Waukegan!

    Waukegan's official Trick or Treat will be on Halloween, Sunday, October 31st. Be careful when driving because the little ghosties and goblins are not paying much attention to traffic. Be safe!

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  51. Nightmare on Pine Street Showcase

    October 31, 2021, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @

    La Bodega

    Welcome to Nightmare on Pine Street, presented by Thee Hype & Shoeface. All ages are welcome. Music by DJ Ricky Bobby.

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