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October 2018

An Evening with Author TS Newsome

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dandelion Gallery,
109 South Genesee, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County (AWALC) for An Evening With The Author. T.S. Newsome will share her book “Tried in the Fire: My Story of True Redemption”. Copies will be available for sale at the event or pre-purchase a copy on Amazon. Light refreshments provided. AWALC will also be collecting donations for A Safe Place.

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Ladies Night at A Cuban Experience

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every month on the third Thursday until December 20, 2018
A Cuban Experience Cigar Lounge and Retail Shop,
119 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Join the fine folks at A Cuban Experience on the third Thursday of every month for Ladies Night!  All ladies will receive 10% off their purchases.

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Night Ranger

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Night Ranger hit the ground running with their debut album in 1982, Dawn Patrol. A year later, they released Midnight Madness, an epic smash that went platinum. Now, for the first time, the band will be perform these two classic rock albums in their entirety, plus an encore of bonus hits! The group itself became an instant hit 35 years ago, thanks to its heavy rotation on MTV and ten #1 music videos. Their latest album, Don’t Let Up, proves…

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Free

Open Mic Night with Sipos & Young

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Every week on Thursday until December 27, 2018
Green Town Tavern,
110 S. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Open Mic hosted by Chris Sipos & Rachel Young is every Thursday at Green Town Tavern.  Sometimes there are hip, homemade cookies.  All skill levels welcome! 3 songs/15 minutes.

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Friends of WPL Fall Book Sale

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until October 20, 2018
Waukegan Public Library,
128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Support the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library at their fall book sale! Browse books, DVDs, and more for adults and kids. Hard cover books and CDs are $1, DVD are $2, paperbacks are $0.25 and children’s books are two for $0.25 – all great deals!

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$20 general/$15 students, seniors

Night of the Living Dead

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 27, 2018
Three Brothers Theatre Upstage,
221 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Something weird is happening. Humans are being chased and bitten by some sort of ghoulish creatures. It’s the plot of the cult-classic movie “Night of the Living Dead,” produced in 1968, and is going to be performed live at Three Brothers Theatre. This time it will be set in Waukegan in the year 2018. Are the hairs standing up on the back of your neck? Come to the show, it’s safe at the Theatre. Really.

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$35 - 195

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox takes current and classic pop hits and transforms them into brilliant retro masterpieces. They perform the biggest hits by the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Lorde, Aerosmith and Radiohead and do the impossible: create versions that are better than the originals. This can only be done with world-class performers and arrangements true to their era. You’ll have a smile on your face as they turn Maroon 5’s Maps into a vintage soul song, Macklemore’s Thrift Shop…

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Free

Karaoke at 17 North

October 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Every week on Friday until December 28, 2018
17 North,
17 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Friday night is Karaoke night at 17 North with Wolfman’s Entertainment featuring Brad Wolf.  Come and perform … or sit – or dance – and listen!

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Happy Time Breakfast

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until December 29, 2018
Green Town Tavern,
110 S. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Crawl out of bed and come to Green Town Tavern for breakfast on Saturday morning!  Delightfully good french toast, omelettes and more. It’s a whole lotta food and a whole lotta fun!

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Friends of WPL Fall Book Sale

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until October 20, 2018
Waukegan Public Library,
128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Support the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library at their fall book sale! Browse books, DVDs, and more for adults and kids. Hard cover books and CDs are $1, DVD are $2, paperbacks are $0.25 and children’s books are two for $0.25 – all great deals!

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Free

ZombieWauk 2018

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s that time of year, when the chilling October wind blows and all sorts of shadowy adventures transpire. Zombies, survivalists, and ghouls of all ages are welcome to wander to Downtown Waukegan and enjoy … if they dare. Professor Pinkerton Xyloma and Dead Mans Carnival will be back to delight and entertain … and Hauntingly Fun Entertainment will be back, too, so get some target practice in before the big day. Invite your family and friends. Mark your calendars. Take heed of that tingling feeling…

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Free

ArtWauk

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until December 15, 2018

ArtWauk is the monthly celebration of all arts in downtown Waukegan. Each month is a unique experience as the art exhibits, musicians and featured performances vary from one month to the next. Come downtown, grab dinner and enjoy the tactical application of the arts.

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$10 in advance/$12 at door

Times Two – Larry Wimmer & LeMel Lewis

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Riverside Room at Family Piano,
114 S. Genesee, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Larry Wimmer is a Grammy-nominated blues and R&B artist, hailing from Waukegan. Throughout his professional career, Larry has shared the stage with many music greats, and he continues to work with many artists on-stage, and in the studio, splitting most of his time between Chicago and Nashville. Join us in welcoming Larry as he plays alongside keyboardist & long-time bandmate, LeMel Lewis, as a duet known as “Times Two.” They promise to bring their best blues and R&B originals, as…

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$10 in advance/$15 at door

Gutty’s Comedy Club Presents: Good Medicine Comedy Show

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Edge,
220 Clayton St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Gutty’s Comedy Club brings you comedy back to Lake County at Urban Edge! The lineup has something for everyone and the show is open to ALL AGES. Bring everyone you know who wants to laugh and have a great time! This comedy show is in partnership with Waukegan Arts Council and The Sign of the Dove Church as part of Waukegan’s Community Art’s Series.  Two show times.  Tickets available online or at the door (as space allows.)

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$20 general/$15 students, seniors

Night of the Living Dead

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 27, 2018
Three Brothers Theatre Upstage,
221 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Something weird is happening. Humans are being chased and bitten by some sort of ghoulish creatures. It’s the plot of the cult-classic movie “Night of the Living Dead,” produced in 1968, and is going to be performed live at Three Brothers Theatre. This time it will be set in Waukegan in the year 2018. Are the hairs standing up on the back of your neck? Come to the show, it’s safe at the Theatre. Really.

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$10 in advance/$15 at door

Gutty’s Comedy Club Presents: Good Medicine Comedy Show

October 20 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Urban Edge,
220 Clayton St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Gutty’s Comedy Club brings you comedy back to Lake County at Urban Edge! The lineup has something for everyone and the show is open to ALL AGES. Bring everyone you know who wants to laugh and have a great time! This comedy show is in partnership with Waukegan Arts Council and The Sign of the Dove Church as part of Waukegan’s Community Art’s Series.  Tickets available online or at the door (as space allows.)

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Free

Family Movie Series

October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Every week on Sunday until November 25, 2018
Waukegan Public Library,
128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Families, join the Waukegan Public Library for a free movie – popcorn included! The movies run through Sundays, November 25th.

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$40 - 95

In Dreams – Roy Orbison in Concert: The Hologram Tour

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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In Dreams – Roy Orbison in Concert is giving fans a chance to see the late rock ‘n’ roll legend back on stage once again. Through mind-blowing holographic laser imaging, the singer with the velvety voice comes to life to perform and interact with the Lake County Symphony Orchestra. Every song has been digitally remastered to blend with the live musicians for an ultra-realistic experience.

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The Magic of Adam Trent

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Direct from Broadway is high-tech magician Adam Trent, a rising star known for his futuristic brand of magic. This awarding-winning magician definitely has a few dazzling tricks and jaw-dropping spectacles up his sleeve. On stage, he blends magic, music and comedy with classic techniques and modern technology.

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Free

Open Mic Night with Sipos & Young

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Every week on Thursday until December 27, 2018
Green Town Tavern,
110 S. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Open Mic hosted by Chris Sipos & Rachel Young is every Thursday at Green Town Tavern.  Sometimes there are hip, homemade cookies.  All skill levels welcome! 3 songs/15 minutes.

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$20 general/$15 students, seniors

Night of the Living Dead

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 27, 2018
Three Brothers Theatre Upstage,
221 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Something weird is happening. Humans are being chased and bitten by some sort of ghoulish creatures. It’s the plot of the cult-classic movie “Night of the Living Dead,” produced in 1968, and is going to be performed live at Three Brothers Theatre. This time it will be set in Waukegan in the year 2018. Are the hairs standing up on the back of your neck? Come to the show, it’s safe at the Theatre. Really.

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Smokey Robinson

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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With over 4,000 songs to his credit, Smokey Robinson is a true music legend. He started his journey as frontman for The Miracles. The Miracles went on to dominate R&B music throughout the ’60s. Robinson was also chief songwriter for Motown Records, writing hits for other artists, including Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells and The Temptations. He later turned to an amazing solo career where he continued his tradition of hit-making, and won a Grammy® in 1988. The Rock & Roll…

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Free

Karaoke at 17 North

October 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Every week on Friday until December 28, 2018
17 North,
17 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Friday night is Karaoke night at 17 North with Wolfman’s Entertainment featuring Brad Wolf.  Come and perform … or sit – or dance – and listen!

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Happy Time Breakfast

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week on Saturday until December 29, 2018
Green Town Tavern,
110 S. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Crawl out of bed and come to Green Town Tavern for breakfast on Saturday morning!  Delightfully good french toast, omelettes and more. It’s a whole lotta food and a whole lotta fun!

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Free

Halloweenfest 2018

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bowen Park,
1800 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL 60087 United States
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Join the Waukegan Park District at Halloweenfest in BOOwen Park featuring children’s games, concessions, and spooky activities.

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