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Sidetracks 10: Stuff to do this weekend


Do you have plans this weekend? Here are 10 events taking place in McHenry County.

“JOHN MICHAEL COPPOLA: A JERSEY VOICE”WHEN: 8 p.m. Sept. 22WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake INFO: Former Chicago Jersey Boys cast member solo show. Tickets start at $30. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or

FOUR SHILLINGS SHORTWHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 22WHERE: Stage Left Café, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock INFO: Celtic/folk/world music duo Four Shillings Short have a repertoire of music that ranges from the Celtic lands to the Americas and from Medieval & Renaissance Europe to India. They are performers and educators who perform an array of instruments (more than 30) including Hammered Dulcimer, mandolin, mandola, Bouzouki, tinwhistles, recorders, Medieval and Renaissance woodwinds, North Indian sitar, charango, bowed psaltery, banjo, Bodhran, guitar, percussion instruments, vocals and even a Krumhorn. Admission: $10 donation. Information: 815-338-5164 or

LIZA DAY & BROKEN ARROWWHEN: 8 p.m. Sept. 22WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock INFO: Folk-rock concert features singer-songwriter Liza Day and Neil Young tribute band Broken Arrow. Tickets: $20 at 815-338-5300 or

BACK TO THE ’80’S ANNUAL DINNERWHEN: 6 p.m. Sept. 22WHERE: Prairie Lodge at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley INFO: Family Alliance Center for Adult Care 30th anniversary dinner and fundraiser celebration featuring hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner, dancing and entertainment. Dress in the spirit of the 1980s. Tickets: $75 a person at 815-338-3590 or

GET LIT(ERARY)WHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 20WHERE: La Petit Marché, 19 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake INFO: Raue Center’s monthly series of dramatic readings and comical interpretations of classic pieces of literature. Event includes poetry by Pablo Neruda read in English and Spanish and more. Free. Information: 815-356-9010.

ART OF THE LANDWHEN: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22WHERE: Starline Gallery, 400 W. Front St., Harvard INFO: Art show and benefit presented by The Land Conservancy to celebrate the land and all the it provides. Featuring artists from northeastern Illinois, music, storytelling, food and more. Information: 815-337-9502 or

McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE CLUBWHEN: Sept. 21WHERE: Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg INFO: Rounds at 8 p.m. with Ray and Cindy Bishop. Squares at 8:30 p.m. with Bob Asp. Regular dance. Square dance attire. Cost: $5 members, $6 visitors. All dancers welcome. Information: 815-353-5346.

FOX RIVER VALLEY BOAT COMPANY OPEN HOUSEWHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22WHERE: 5103 Mann Drive, Ringwood INFO: View antique and classic wood boats from bygone years. Free admission. Information: 815-385-0454 or

LAKE IN THE HILLS STREET MARKETWHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23WHERE: 8601 Route 31, Lake in the Hills INFO: Find your treasure at the market during the last show of the season. Chicago Rallye Center will join for a scavenger hunt on wheels as well as other fun. Information: 847-773-7770 or

“TIME AND OTHER PREOCCUPATIONS”WHEN: through Oct. 2WHERE: McHenry County College Gallery One and Gallery Two, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake INFO: Art exhibit of paintings and mix-media by artist Diana Gabriel. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 815-455-8785 or

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