McHENRY ROTARY BLUES, BREWS AND BBQ, Aug. 17-19, Petersen Park, McHenry. Outdoor blues and BBQ festival BBQ Cook-Off, home brew competition and more. Featuring some of the best blues musicians in the Chicago area. Check the website for a complete music lineup and schedule. Information: http://www.mrbbb.com.
LUCY'S COMEDY, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. One of Raue Center’s longest running programs and the cornerstone of their comedy programming. Headliner for the evening will be Vince Maranto and feature stand-up comic Vik Pandya. The show will be hosted by Hannah Stanley. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
LAUGHSTOCK COMEDY FESTIVAL, 8 p.m. Aug. 17-18, Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. McHenry County's first comedy festival featuring national touring comedians as well as local talent from the Chicagoland area. Aug. 17 performers include Patti Vasquez, Ana Belaval, Carl Wolfson, Cleveland Anderson. Aug. 18 performers include Emo Philips, Carl Wolfson, Lucas O'Neil. Tickets: $35 all seats. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or http://www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
CONNOR KINCAID MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 18, Indian Trail Beach, 228 Indian Trail, Lake in the Hills. Second annual tournament with all proceeds to be donated to Village of Lake in the Hills on behalf of the life of Connor Kincaid, a lifelong LITH fisherman who used to restock fishing areas in the community. Cost: $8 includes lunch. Fishing equipment and boats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration and information: 847-960-7460 or http://www.lith.org/parksrec/page/connor-kincaid-memorial-fishing-tournament.
BARK-A-PAW-LOOZA, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19, on the Square, Woodstock. Rescued Dog Resource Center's 4th annual fundraising event. There will be music, raffles, lots of vendors and adoptable dogs. The event is free and dogs are welcome. Information: www.rescueddogresourcecenter.com/bark-a-paw-looza.html.