Get Out: We Found Harry Potter, Greek Food and Little Shop Of Horrors
Plus a soothing piano concert at the Des Plaines Public Library.
It's Thursday and you might be wondering what in the world you're going to do this weekend. Well, no worries, we've got you covered.
When/Where: Saturday, July 16, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Mountain View Adventure Center in Des Plaines.
Why Go: Friends meet for an evening of recreational fun. Admission entitles you to unlimited use of the batting cages and miniature golf. The concession stand will be open to purchase food and beverages.
When/Where: Sunday, July 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Plaines Public Library.
Why Go: Pianist Mark Damisch will play selections from Copland, Barber, Dello Joio and George Gershwin.
Winnetka Sidewalk Sale
When/Where: Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 841 Spruce St. in Winnetka.
Why Go: It’s bargain hunting with some sunshine, good food and community.
Pricing: Free admission
Free Summer Concert at Tower Road Beach
When/Where: Sunday, July 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Tower Road Beach, corner of Sheridan Road and Tower Road in Winnetka
Why Go: Mr. Myers blends calypso, ska, reggae and rock-n-roll to create Caribbean Rock.
When/Where: Sunday, July 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 7 different gardens around Park Ridge.
Why Go: Enjoy seven different gardens on a walk around Park Ridge.
Pricing: $10 in advance, $15 the day of, children 10 and under are free
Ice Cream And Pie Social
When/Where: Saturday, July 16 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Niles Historical Museum, 8970 N Milwaukee Ave.
Why Go: Enjoy a sweet summer treat plus old-time movies and a guided tour of the museum.
Big Greek Food Fest
When/Where: Friday, July 15, 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday July 16, 3 p.m. to midnight, Sunday July 17, 3 p.m. to midnight, St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 7500 N. Caldwell, Niles.
Why Go: Lamb, spanakopita, dolmades, baklava, Greek music, dancing and fun.
Pricing: $2 admission, seniors $1, children under 12 free, plus cost of food. Find a coupon for free admission Friday.
Teen Movie Night
When/Where: Friday, July 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Niles Teen Center.
Why Go: Grab a pillow and a blanket and watch a fun movie with other teens.
Pricing: $3 for Teen Center members
Concert In The Park: Hooray For Harry Potter
When/Where: Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. at Hodges Park at Prospect and Courtland (one block west of Pickwick Theatre), Park Ridge.
Why Go: Celebrate the last movie in the Harry Potter series with a concert in the park.
Little Shop of Horrors Live
When/Where: Sat. July 16 at 12 p.m. and Sunday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilmette Theatre
Why Go: Watch the exotic, man-eating plant come to life as performed by the Actor’s Training Center.
Pricing: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Starlight Theater Presents Carousel
When/Where: Sat. July 16 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Gillson Park’s Wallace Bowl in Wilmette
Why Go: Delight in a free musical beneath the stars!