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November 2018

Joe Diamond: 13th Hour

$25 – $100
November 23 · 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurring Event (See all)
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park 401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Joe Diamond is the Mystery Performer everyone is quietly talking about. Some call him a mind reader, others call him psychic, and still more call him a magician. It doesn’t matter if you are a believer or a skeptic, we predict you will have a good time! Only 13 people will be admitted to his studio in the ‘supposedly haunted’ Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake for this unique experience. Minds will be read. The future predicted. The show concludes with…

Tapestry Unraveled

$21
November 25 · 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Raue Center for the Arts 26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce a unique and unforgettable tribute experience is coming to the stage in the 2018 – 2019 season! Don’t miss “Tapestry Unraveled: A Tribute to Carole King” featuring Tina Naponelli at 3 p.m. on November 25, 2018. “This show will send audiences home knowing more about background on the history of Carole King’s music,” says Raue Center Board President Tim Paul. “Tina Naponelli brings out all the memories with each Carole King song she performs. Along…

Heartache Tonight

$25
November 25 · 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Raue Center for the Arts 26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Heartache Tonight A Tribute to the Eagles NOV 25 @ 8p Tickets start at $25* Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re hearing the real thing. From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience. With meticulous attention to detail, Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this huge rock powerhouse that produced hits for over four decades. This show will…

Ladies Night Out

Free
November 29 · 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Woodstock Van Buren & Dean Street
Woodstock, IL 60098 United States

Join us as the Woodstock Historic Square goes to the Ladies! Visit our event page frequently for updated information about the event and our participating businesses!

Swingin’ Little Christmas

$50
November 29 · 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Raue Center for the Arts 26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with “A Swingin’ Little Christmas! Live in Concert” starring Jane Lynch and featuring Kate Flannery, Tim Davis and the Tony Guerrero Quartet at Raue Center For The Arts at 8 p.m. on November 29, 2018. “We are very proud to welcome the many talents of Jane Lynch to the Raue Center stage! ‘A Swingin’ Little Christmas’ promises to be a show full of memories to be talked about…

Luminaria Walk

$1 – $5
November 30 · 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shamrock Park 6204 Hillside Road
Crystal Lake, IL United States

Enjoy a beautiful night under the stars as we light a trail through our magnificent Shamrock Hills Park. Campfires and hot cocoa will warm you up while listening to holiday songs performed by members of the Encore Youth Choir. Suggested donation (pay at the event) $1 per person/max $5 per family Donations to be used for Nature Center outdoor education programs Luminaria Walk at Shamrock Hills Park Date: Friday, November 30 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Shamrock Hills Park, 6204 Hillside Rd, Crystal Lake…

Joe Diamond: 13th Hour

$25 – $100
November 30 · 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurring Event (See all)
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park 401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Joe Diamond is the Mystery Performer everyone is quietly talking about. Some call him a mind reader, others call him psychic, and still more call him a magician. It doesn’t matter if you are a believer or a skeptic, we predict you will have a good time! Only 13 people will be admitted to his studio in the ‘supposedly haunted’ Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake for this unique experience. Minds will be read. The future predicted. The show concludes with…

Puddles Pity Party

$29
November 30 · 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Raue Center for the Arts 26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

NOV 30 @ 8p Puddles Pity Party as seen on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT! Tickets start @ $29* RaueNOW Member Price starts @ $20.30* Find more info here. The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex! This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments. A veritable “Pagliacci by way of…

December 2018

Marengo Union Holiday House Walk

December 1 · 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Marengo, IL IL United States

Held within the Cities of Marengo and Union in northwestern Illinois, the 26th Annual event features local crafters with plenty of items for those special gifts for Christmas. Find more info here.

Honeycraft

December 1 · 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mixin Mingle Woodstock 124 Cass Street
Woodstock, IL United States

Join us for a curated shopping experience filled with handmade projects. Every show is a new mix of talented crafters, makers and artists. This event is held indoors off of The Historic Woodstock Square.  Find more info here. If you'd like to apply to show your items, please fill out the form:https://www.honeycraftmarket.com/apply

Holiday Open House

December 1 · 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
McHenry County Historical Society 6422 Main Street
Union, IL United States

The McHenry  County Historical Society will host a month-long quilt contest and show kicking off with its annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the county historical museum, 6422 Main St. in Union. This year's Rock Around the Quilted Tree show and contest theme is “Silver & Gold.” Quilters are invited to enter their favorite predominately silver and gold quilts in the month-long show. The first 25 bed-size quilt entries will be displayed as…

Marengo Union Holiday House Walk

December 2 · 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Marengo, IL IL United States

Held within the Cities of Marengo and Union in northwestern Illinois, the 26th Annual event features local crafters with plenty of items for those special gifts for Christmas. Find more info here.

Ben Hale Hi Fi Holiday

$25
December 7 · 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Raue Center for the Arts 26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Ben Hale’s Hi-Fi Holiday Featuring The Wanderers DEC 7 @ 8p Tickets start at $25* Member Tickets start at: $17.50* Million Dollar Quartet Alum, Ben Hale, brings an unforgettable evening of Classic Holiday Americana to Raue Center! Find more info here. Do you remember listening to your favorite vinyl records around Christmas? Ben Hale brings an unforgettable evening of Classic Holiday Americana to Raue Center. The night will celebrate the holidays by way of the early icons of rock and…

Holiday Faire

$3
December 8 · 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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McHenry County Fairgrounds 11900 Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL United States

This is not your everyday craft show. This is a family event that is centered around the idea of creating handmade items. This event has over 30 artisan vendors that have all handmade items that make perfect gifts for family and friends. We also take this time to provide a fun day for the entire family by including fun things to do including meeting Santa, creating crafts in Kids Craft Corner, going on a story telling hayride, and stopping by…

Magic Moments of Christmas Dance

$8 – $12
December 8 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. John Lutheran Church 300 Jefferson St
Algonquin, IL United States

Join us on Saturday, December 8 at “Magic Moments of Christmas” for an evening of dancing and camaraderie. This is a benefit for the Home of the Sparrow. There will be a complimentary lesson taught by Frank and Jackie at 7:45 p.m. and open dance starts at 8:15. In addition there will be free coffee, cake, and chances to win door prizes. The dance will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Activity Center, 300 Jefferson St., downtown Algonquin. Join the Greater Fox Valley Chapter of…

Holiday Faire

$3
December 9 · 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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McHenry County Fairgrounds 11900 Country Club Road
Woodstock, IL United States

This is not your everyday craft show. This is a family event that is centered around the idea of creating handmade items. This event has over 30 artisan vendors that have all handmade items that make perfect gifts for family and friends. We also take this time to provide a fun day for the entire family by including fun things to do including meeting Santa, creating crafts in Kids Craft Corner, going on a story telling hayride, and stopping by…

Sing Along Messiah

$15 – $20
December 9 · 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Raue Center for the Arts 26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

DEC 9 @ 4P SING-ALONG MESSIAH presented by Voices in Harmony Tickets: $20 Students/Seniors: $15 Community and chorus join their voices in harmony with Handel’s great masterwork. It is presented with a 25-piece orchestra, excellent soloists and projections of beautiful calligraphy by Timothy Botts. The McHenry County College Chorus will supplement the on-stage choir. This is one of our area’s most meaningful holiday traditions. Let the Raue resound with the glory of Handel’s music telling the story that reflects the…

Family Craft Night

$25
December 14 · 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Nature Center 330 North Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL United States

Are you crafty, or have no talent in the craft department? Would you like to spend time with your family and make some crafts made out of natural items for that someone special, or just make a personalized homemade craft to give? Then, come get your craft on with the Nature Center as we will have nature crafts prepped and ready to be made into works of art. One adult from each family will need to register for the class…

Gingerbread House Workshop

$25
December 15 · 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park 401 Country Club Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Gingerbread House Family Workshop December 15th from 10:00am – 12:00pm Join Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole and decorate your very own gingerbread house! Gumdrops, chocolate squares, and jelly bears…Oh My! The sky is the limit to your creativity. All materials will be provided. Cost: Online Class registration will end at noon on December 6th Pre-registration is required $25.00 per gingerbread house Space is limited. All materials provided. For more information please contact Betty Kay Swanson, Event & Program Manager…

Nutcracker

$28
December 15 · 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Raue Center for the Arts 26 N. Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

The Nutcracker Presented by Berkshire Ballet Theatre Dec 15 @ 1p & 5p Dec 16 @ 1p Tickets start @ $28* A joyful holiday tradition for the whole family! This incredible production is brought to you in conjunctions with The Berkshire Ballet Theatre and Raue Center for the Arts. Audience members will be invited on a whirlwind adventure with Clara and her Godfather Drosselmeyer. Battling with a life-sized Mouse Queen and her horde of mice, and a snowball fight through…

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