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October 2017
Free

Haunted Waukegan – Guided Walking Tour

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Upton Park,
798 N. Genesee St, Waukegan, 60085 United States
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Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan’s past on this guided tour.  The tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park.  The tour will cover three miles and will last two hours.  Dress accordingly with comfortable walking shoes and bring something to drink.  Tours may be cancelled in rain or inclement weather.  Pre-register by calling the Jack Benny Center (847-360-4740), or stopping by at 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park or online at www.waukeganparks.org.

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$20 adults/$15 seniors and students

Night of the Living Sketch

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 21, 2017
Three Brothers Theatre,
115 N Genesee, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Three Brothers Theatre’s Master of Sketch Comedy bring you “Night of the Living Sketch”, seasonally spooky and sensationally funny.

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$35 - 95

Chris Isaak

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Silky vocals, shimmering guitar tones, charismatic good looks… yes, Chris Isaak has what it takes to melt a crowd. Whether he’s playing a rockabilly number, a steamy ballad or four-on-the floor rock ‘n’ roll with his band Silvertone, the captivating showman always puts on a good show. Join the two-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and wickedly charming TV and film actor for an unforgettable evening of hits, new material and those iconic covers he’s known for.

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$20 adults/$15 seniors and students

And Then There Were None

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 28, 2017
Three Brothers Theatre 221,
221 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Three Brothers brings you a tantalizing mystery from Agatha Christie.  Directed by Jim Behr, this classic was the author’s best-selling novel with more than 100 million copies have been sold and it’s one of the world’s best-selling books of all time. In the novel, 10 people are lured to an island under different pretenses such as they’ll be meeting an old friend. Each also has past transgressions. One by one they get killed.

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Free

ArtWauk

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the third Saturday until December 16, 2017

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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Free

ZombieWauk 2017

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s that time of year, when the cool October wind blows and all sorts of shadowy adventures take place. Zombies, survivalists, and ghouls of all ages are welcome to wander to Downtown Waukegan and enjoy, if they dare.  Metal on the Rocks VII will rock CLC Courtyard.  Zombie Infestation will be in the South Genesee Merchant Block, including a Kids’ Zone and Costume Contests for kiddies and adults.  Dinosaur Studio Tattoo hosts Matthew R. Fleming, author of horror novel “The Dreams”, who will read an excerpt at 7pm.  Professor Pinkerton…

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Free

Metal on the Rocks VII

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CLC Courtyard,
33 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Metal on the Rocks VII hosts eight of the most destructive metal bands unleashing infectious sounds as the undead take on the living in downtown Waukegan!  Be ware, it’s ZombieWauk …

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Free

Haunted Waukegan – Guided Walking Tour

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Upton Park,
798 N. Genesee St, Waukegan, 60085 United States
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Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan’s past on this guided tour.  The tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park.  The tour will cover three miles and will last two hours.  Dress accordingly with comfortable walking shoes and bring something to drink.  Tours may be cancelled in rain or inclement weather.  Pre-register by calling the Jack Benny Center (847-360-4740), or stopping by at 39 Jack Benny Drive in Bowen Park or online at www.waukeganparks.org.

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$20 adults/$15 seniors and students

Night of the Living Sketch

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 21, 2017
Three Brothers Theatre,
115 N Genesee, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Three Brothers Theatre’s Master of Sketch Comedy bring you “Night of the Living Sketch”, seasonally spooky and sensationally funny.

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$32.50 - 47.50

Led Zeppelin 2

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Led Zeppelin 2 pays tribute to one of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all time. Dressed in satin and denim, they magically deliver the intense, raw energy and rock & roll euphoria of Led Zeppelin in its prime, live. The band’s incredible frontman captures the screams, howls and dynamic range of Robert Plant to a “T”. And his fellow bandmates fully immerse themselves in the style and charisma of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends. They’ll…

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$20 adults/$15 seniors and students

And Then There Were None

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 28, 2017
Three Brothers Theatre 221,
221 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Three Brothers brings you a tantalizing mystery from Agatha Christie.  Directed by Jim Behr, this classic was the author’s best-selling novel with more than 100 million copies have been sold and it’s one of the world’s best-selling books of all time. In the novel, 10 people are lured to an island under different pretenses such as they’ll be meeting an old friend. Each also has past transgressions. One by one they get killed.

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Free

Library Movies: Corpse Bride

October 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library,
128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Enjoy the movie Corpse Bride at our award-winning Library! Just as he’s about to be married, Victor is sucked into the underworld by a Corpse Bride who wants to marry him herself in this Tim Burton tale.

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Musicians from Young Midwest Artists

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Family Piano Company,
118 S Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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The history of Midwest Young Artists (MYA) is a story of a compelling mission, dedication and hard work. The organization was established in 1993 by parents who wanted Dr. Allan Dennis to create an orchestra for their children. MYA it’s more than just the music, it makes a difference in the lives of its students, their families and their communities by encouraging camaraderie, respect and hard work as well as dedication to the pursuit of excellence. Contact John at 847-263-4918…

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Free

Taste and Talk with Waukegan Arts Council

October 24 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Waukegan Arts Council invites you to come and share your ideas as they look to the future of the arts in Waukegan.  Find out how you can be involved in the Waukegan Arts Council. You are welcome to bring friends. RSVP by email to waukeganartscouncil@gmail.com.

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$10

Genesee Ghost Wauk Tours

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until October 25, 2017
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Back by Popular Demand!  Ever since it opened in 1927, claims of ghost sightings and unexplained phenomena have surrounded the Genesee Theatre. Learn about these sensational tales and more during this guided walking tour. You’ll hear both true and yet-to-be-verified stories about those who live in the theatre after the lights go out. The half-hour tours are Wednesdays Oct. 11th through 25th and rated PG-13. Each tour has limited to space.  Reservations are strongly suggested.  

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$30

Champions of Magic

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Coming off their hit season in London’s West End, Champions Of Magic features Britain’s top illusionists performing their greatest tricks and stunts. You’ll witness mind-blowing disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart-stopping finale! This full-scale production uses lighting and pyrotechnics that rival any theatrical performance! It’s a stunning presentation of mystery and magic. Described by the British Press as “a spectacular family show” and “slick, clever, funny and amazing,” Champions Of Magic has been seen around the world.

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$32-50 - 52.50

Easton Corbin with special guest Lindsay Ell

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Easton Corbin started his career off in the fast lane, scoring back-to-back No. 1 country hits – the first male country artist to do so in 17 years. During his 2010 breakout year, he won three American Country Awards and was named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist. He placed three more songs in country music’s top 10 through 2014. As a performer, his concerts are raw and real. He’s currently working on his 4th studio album. Singer/songwriter Lindsay Ell kicks…

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$10 adults/$7 students, seniors, military

Dr. Hector Rasgado-Flores

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Family Piano Company,
118 S Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Join Family Piano in welcoming Dr. Hector Rasgado-Flores to the Riverside Room, providing two performances at 45 minutes each.  Original piano compositions with engaging videos.  “Suite de los Elementos” and “Body Notes”.  

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Free to participate/$5 to watch

Open Mic Nite at The MIC

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Mic,
405 Washington Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Join the fine folks at The MIC as they vibe out to great music, listen to dope poetry and watch some live painting!  Participate in the creativeness. Halloween costumes are optional, but encouraged.  Doors open at 8pm.

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$20 adults/$15 seniors and students

And Then There Were None

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 28, 2017
Three Brothers Theatre 221,
221 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Three Brothers brings you a tantalizing mystery from Agatha Christie.  Directed by Jim Behr, this classic was the author’s best-selling novel with more than 100 million copies have been sold and it’s one of the world’s best-selling books of all time. In the novel, 10 people are lured to an island under different pretenses such as they’ll be meeting an old friend. Each also has past transgressions. One by one they get killed.

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$45 - 79

Ladies of the ’80s

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Debbie Gibson burst onto the pop music scene at age 16, becoming the youngest artist to write, produce and perform a #1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 – a record she still holds today. Her debut album Out of the Blue went triple platinum and her second album Electric Youth went double platinum, both spawning a flurry of hits. After selling more than 16 million albums, the multi-talented performer went on to star on Broadway and tour internationally, playing Éponine in…

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$20 adults/$15 seniors and students

And Then There Were None

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday and Saturday until October 28, 2017
Three Brothers Theatre 221,
221 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Three Brothers brings you a tantalizing mystery from Agatha Christie.  Directed by Jim Behr, this classic was the author’s best-selling novel with more than 100 million copies have been sold and it’s one of the world’s best-selling books of all time. In the novel, 10 people are lured to an island under different pretenses such as they’ll be meeting an old friend. Each also has past transgressions. One by one they get killed.

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Free

Library Movies: The Nightmare before Christmas

October 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Waukegan Public Library,
128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Enjoy the movie The Nightmare before Christmas at our award-winning Library! Bored with his Halloween routine, Jack Skellington longs to spread Christmas joy, but his antics put Santa and the holiday in jeopardy!

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Trick-or-Treat

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trick or Treat!  Be careful driving around Waukegan today as little ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be running from one street to the next trick-or-treating.  Happy Halloween!  

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$20 at the door/$15 in advance

Kids Halloween Paint Party

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mic,
405 Washington Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Your little ghoul or goblin will enjoy this Halloween Paint Party!  For $20, your child will get painting supplies, pizza and a treat bag!  Reserve his/her space by Friday, October 27th and get $5 off the price!  RSVP (224) 321-6582.  

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