Looking for something to do this weekend in McHenry County?
LAKESIDE FESTIVAL, 40th annual, through July 7, Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Presented by The Lakeside Legacy Foundation for the enjoyment of the community and guests visiting McHenry County with live music on two stages, Taste by the Lake, carnival rides, midway games, fireworks, historic tours and more. Hours: noon to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 adults at the gate, $2 seniors, free for active military with valid ID and children 12 and younger. Information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesideartspark.org.
JAIK WILLIS, 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 5, Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood. Willis is a strumming and drumming one-man band, playing an 11-piece drum set, guitars, bass and harps, while singing and beatboxing simultaneously. He performs at nearly 300 shows a year with appearances at venues like the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fest, Bonnaroo, Summer Camp Music Fest and Dunegrass. Willis also got a shout out in Rolling Stone magazine for his vocal contribution to the Bassnectar album, “FreeStyle,” that debuted at No. 1 on iTunes. Cost: Free.
“ALL ABOUT EVE,” 7 p.m. July 6, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. A live theater broadcast, “All About Eve” tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theater. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve … don’t you …? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theater directors, Ivo van Hove, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. Tickets: $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, $13 for groups (20 or more).
WONDER LAKE PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION, noon to 10 p.m., July 6, Hancock Dr., Wonder Lake. A kid's zone runs from noon to 3 p.m. The parade starts at 2 p.m., and the East Fire Station will host an open house at 2 p.m. The Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team will perform at 4:30 p.m. Live music by Mother Earth Band at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks will be available all day with fireworks on the lake at dusk. Free admission.
RED, WHITE & BLUES FUN RUN, 8 a.m. July 7, Wauconda Park District, 600 N. Main St., Wauconda. Family friendly event. Four-mile run, two-mile walk and a one-mile kids’ course. Awards and prizes for best dressed with a "Blues Brothers" theme. Race begins at 8:05 a.m. at Wauconda Park District's Cook Park. This is a community race benefitting Phil's Beach redevelopment. Register online (apm.activecommunities.com) or at the Community Center. Cost: $18 to $30.