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November 2017
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Thanksgiving Dinner for Service Personnel

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
17 North,
17 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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17 North will serve FREE Thanksgiving dinner to service personnel who cannot be home for the holiday. Military, police, fire and service personnel are welcome. Free turkey dinner with all the fixins and soft drinks will be served. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase for those 21+.  17 North is happy and honored to serve those that serve. 

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Gaming Extravaganza on Black Friday

November 24 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
GWDC/Lake County Tech Hub,
13 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Black Friday is just around the corner and Gamers Glorified are back!  They will be hosting an all day Gaming Event, including hosting “3 Mystery Tournaments” for potential cash prizes depending on entries. Board, cards, consoles, games as usual. They got the space, now come game at you pace!!

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Sports Bar on AM1050 WLIP LIVE at The Taproom

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Taproom,
36 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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The Sports Bar on AM1050 hits the road again, this time to our very own The Taproom in downtown Waukegan. Someone will even will win a 50 inch TV!   Check out The Taproom for this and other giveaways!

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$26 - 58

Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Country music stars Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler are teaming up for an incredible evening of hit songs, holiday favorites and a special performance of their new Christmas single, “The Naughty List.”  Phil Vassar is known for his fun party songs and nostalgic ballads. He started his career writing hits for Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina and Alan Jackson before writing chart toppers for himself. In 1999, he was named ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year. This special concert comes on the heels of his…

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December 2017
$35 - 65

The Midtown Men

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Celebrate the greatest songs of the ’60s with the Midtown Men, four stars from the smash Broadway musical “Jersey Boys”. With three Tony® Awards and one nomination among them, there’s no doubt they have the impressive vocals, good looks and dynamic choreography to wow audiences. Since 2010, they’ve been all over the world, electrifying concertgoers. Now on their seventh national tour, they’re doing a one-of-a-kind, Rat Pack-style holiday concert! Enjoy classic songs by The Beatles, The Rascals, The Temptations, The…

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$20.50 - 40

A Garfield Christmas

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Everyone’s favorite fictional feline, Garfield, is ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Coming to you with open arms – because he’s expecting presents – Garfield will brighten your holiday season with his delightful wit, wisdom and of course, his token wisecracks. He’s a few gifts short of understanding the true meaning of Christmas. But with the help of Jon, Odie and his new holiday friends – Nutcracker, Rag Doll, Teddy Bear and Tree-Top Angel – our witty kitty will…

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Free

Official Tree Lighting

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jack Benny Plaza,
The Corner of Clayton and Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Bring the family and friends to Jack Benny for the Official Tree Lighting!  It promises to be a busy day with “A Garfield Christmas” at the Genesee Theatre, arts and crafts talents with the Waukegan Public Library, a cookie sale with AAUM Preschool, free holiday children’s holiday books and hot chocolate, and a Winter Wonder Walk led by the Waukegan Park District … and then the main event!  Countdown with Mayor before he hits the switch to light the tree!

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$13 for Members/ $15 for Non-Members

Lunch & Learn: Motivate Your Employees

December 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Waukegan Public Library,
128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Join the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce and Greater Waukegan Development Coalition for lunch as they welcome guest speaker, Angela Landmesser of Partners in Senior Care. Angela will be speaking on motivating your employees, especially around the Holidays!

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$33 - 58

Michael Carbonaro LIVE!

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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On his hit TV show “The Carbonaro Effect,” Michael Carbonaro uses magic and crazy pranks to keep unsuspecting targets guessing and viewers laughing. Now he’s bringing his mind-blowing illusions and tricks to the stage! addition to his mastery of magic and illusions, Michael’s a dynamic actor and improv artist, adding comedy and audience interaction to every show. It’s great family fun! Don’t miss your chance to feel the effect of Michael Carbonaro… LIVE!

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$15 - 36

Dancenter North Presents: The Magic of the Nutcracker

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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World-class entertainment comes home for the holidays! The Genesee welcomes Dancenter North’s production of The Magic of the Nutcracker, the largest, most lavish version of this beloved ballet in Lake County. Featuring over 100 performers with renowned guest artists, thrilling battle scenes, stunning scenery, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score and graceful ballet dancers, this heartwarming holiday story is perfect for the whole family. A Lake County favorite for over 20 years!  A second performance will take place at 5pm.

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$15 - 36

Dancenter North Presents: The Magic of the Nutcracker

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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World-class entertainment comes home for the holidays! The Genesee welcomes Dancenter North’s production of The Magic of the Nutcracker, the largest, most lavish version of this beloved ballet in Lake County. Featuring over 100 performers with renowned guest artists, thrilling battle scenes, stunning scenery, Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score and graceful ballet dancers, this heartwarming holiday story is perfect for the whole family. A Lake County favorite for over 20 years!

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$50

Waukegan/Joseph Conrad Yacht Club’s Commodore’s Ball

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Waukegan Yacht Club,
199 N. Harbor Place, Waukegan , IL 60085 United States
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The Waukegan/Joseph Conrad Yacht Club cordially invites you to honor our commodore Kathy Sivia at their Commodore’s Ball. The night will feature appetizers from 6pm, dinner (your choice of prime rib or salmon) served at 7:30pm, a Frank Sinatra Impersonator, and dancing. RSVP online at wyclub.com/rsvp or call 847-623-4188. Payment in advance is required.  

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WAGS Holiday Pet Photos

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Colon’s Resale Shop,
106 S. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Bring your furry (or scale-y or feathery) friend for a professional photo session in a beautiful holiday setting at Colon’s Resale Shop.  All proceeds go to Waukegan Animals Getting Saved (WAGS).

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$25

A Carpenters Christmas

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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While The Carpenters are best known for over a dozen chart-topping hits, they also won fans over with their popular holiday albums and Christmas variety shows.  Chicago-native Lisa Rock and her incredible group of musicians are keeping that tradition alive with “A Carpenters Christmas,” an unforgettable show full of warmth, nostalgia and beautiful holiday music. This special show features tender renditions, fun-filled favorites and jazzy versions of your favorite carols and songs, performed in the unique style the Carpenters were…

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$23 - 43

Jim Breuer at the Genesee Theatre

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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With his charismatic stage presence, dead-on impressions, and hilarious stand-up, actor, comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer has established himself as one of today’s most recognizable comedians. His 20 years of crazy antics has placed him on Comedy Central’s list of “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”  During his four years on “SNL,” he created some of the show’s most unforgettable characters, including Goat Boy.  Following his success on “SNL,” Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult…

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Free

ArtWauk

December 16 @ 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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$15 adults/children under 18 are FREE

Joseph A. Favero Memorial Do-It-Yourself Messiah and Sing-along

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First United Methodist Church,
128 N. Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Lend your voice to Christmas carols and the Messiah at this annual holiday tradition!  Featuring the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus. the music fills the night air and your heart.

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$40 - 99.50

98° at Christmas

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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It’s going to get hot this holiday season when 98° takes the stage! Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffree still have slick moves, charisma and honey-dripped harmonies.  This special Christmas show features the band’s unforgettable grooves and romantic ballads, plus great songs from their platinum album This Christmas and more.  Lose yourself in an evening of ’90s nostalgia and holiday cheer!

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Pints & Purls

December 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every month on the third Tuesday until December 19, 2017
Green Town Tavern,
110 S. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Sponsored by the Stitching Bevy, Pints & Purls is a monthly knitting circle that has been going strong for over 3 years. All skill levels and small, portable needlework projects are welcome, including: knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, rug hooking, jewelry and quilting. The group is open and welcoming to adults of all ages, genders, and identities.

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Ladies Night on Genesee Street

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Cuban Experience Cigar Lounge and Retail Shop,
119 N. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Join the ladies of Sister’s Beauty Secrets Salon & Spa at A Cuban Experience (just down the street from the Salon) for networking, prize giveaways and cigars!  $1 per minute Reflexology. 10% off cigar purchases for the ladies.  VIP gift bags.  BYOB and bring snacks, if you would like.  Ladies Night on Genesee Street is the third Saturday of every month.

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$39 - 75

Legendary Voices

December 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Chubby Checker, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, & Martha Reeves and the Vandellas! Chubby Checker‘s “The Twist” is the only song in the rock ‘n’ roll era to hit #1 on the pop charts on two separate occasions. Billboard magazine named it the biggest chart hit of all time. During his heyday, the Grammy® Award winner became the only artist to place five albums in the top 12 at one time. He continues to make music, collaborating with the Fat…

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January 2018
$32.50 - 55

Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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A veteran of film, television and stage, Jim Belushi knows a thing or two about comedy, having been a cast member on Saturday Night Live and part of Chicago’s famed Second City improv troupe; starring on the ABC hit comedy According to Jim; and appearing in 75 movies. Now the Chicago native is bringing an improvised comedy sketch show to the stage, featuring a zany group of quick thinking comedians. Together, they create comic arias, scenes from films that were…

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$42.50 - 79.50

Terry Fator

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Terry Fator captured the country’s attention and funny bone after winning America’s Got Talent in 2007. That victory earned him a spot as a resident headliner in Las Vegas through 2021.  The comedian, ventriloquist, impersonator and singer can do it all. And he does it with no less than 16 puppets during each performance – from fan favorite Winston the Impersonating Turtle to Maynard Tompkins, the world’s greatest Elvis impersonator. The 2016 “Best of Las Vegas” winner will have you…

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$38 - 58

An Evening with the O’Jays

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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When it comes to classy, old school soul showmanship, nobody can touch The O’Jays. Taking the stage in matching suits and performing beloved classics from their immense catalog, Eddie Levert, Sr., Walter Williams, Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant transport audiences back to the good old days. The trio spins and glides in synchronized steps, engaging the audience at every turn. They don’t just sing, they entertain! The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005…

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$37.50 - 75

Richard Marx with specila guest John Waite

January 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Genesee Theatre,
203 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085 United States
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Richard Marx started his career with a bang, placing his first 7 singles in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Four came from his triple-platinum debut album and three came from his highly acclaimed effort “Repeat Offender,” which sold over 5 million copies. Since then, the Chicago native has gone on to score 14 chart-topping singles and, as a songwriter, win a Grammy® for song of the year. In concert, he performs all his pop-rock classics and beautiful…

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