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We've got 5 things for you to do this weekend in McHenry County

“THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III,” 7 p.m. May 17, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. A live theater broadcast. Set in 1788, King George III, played by Mark Gatiss, is the most powerful man in the world. However, his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic; and his mind unravels at a dramatic pace. As the Queen, played by Debra Gillett, and Prime Minister, played by Nicholas Bishop, attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, royal doctors – among them Dr. Willis, played by Adrian Scarborough – hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments. Ambitious politicians and the scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 s

Event to benefit McHenry County mental health agencies set this weekend in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – In its 51st year, Fair Diddley once again will take over the historic Woodstock Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tragedy and comedy mix in The Winter’s Tale

“A sad tale’s best for winter.” So says the young son of King Leontes of Sicilia in William Shakespeare’s comedic, romantic, and tragic play, The Winter’s Tale, playing through June 9 at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Originally written over 400 years ago, The Winter’s Tale, as revived by Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls, is difficult to describe in a few words. The plot does indeed have sad elements, including the son’s fate. But if you want to see excellent actors, honest emotions, high drama, and slapstick comedy blended together in an impressive production, head to the Goodman. This spring’s Falls Winter’s Tale is a must-see.

Woodstock theater to debut Crystal Lake cinematographer's film

Russ Rayburn of Crystal Lake has enjoyed many a film at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre. On May 13, he’ll watch his debut feature film as cinematographer appear on the big screen.

Mystery Diner: Papa Saverio's in Crystal Lake does pizza right

There are certainly plenty of pizza options in the Crystal Lake area. They range from inexpensive chains to high-end deep dish and everything in between. Last Wednesday, we decided to give Papa Saverio's off Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake a try, to see where it stands.

Prairie Ridge to stage ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime’

Prairie Ridge grads form Pixel Grip

CRYSTAL LAKE – It starts with “a sound.” For Prairie Ridge graduates Rita Lukea, Jonathon Freund and Tyler Ommen, that sound is dark, electronic pop. Analogue synthesizers, samples, old and new sound blending and improvised and unique vocals come together to make “a sound.” That sound, is Pixel Grip.

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