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May 27

2022 Going Dutch Festival – Breaking (from) It: Art of Mending w/ various GD artists

Friday, May 27, 2022

Lab at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25, 2022 all around downtown Elgin. GD is produced by Side Street Studio Arts and supported in part…

May 27

Messy Play Friday – Outdoor Program

Friday, May 27, 2022

Gail Borden Public Library - Rakow Branch
2751 W. Bowes Road
Elgin

Ages 3-6. Join us OUTSIDE for fun outdoor activities. Dress appropriately and come ready to have fun!This is an outdoor program, if there is inclement weather the program will be canceled for that day.

May 27

ETC Presents THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan

Friday, May 27, 2022

Elgin Theatre Company Presents THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan May 13 – May 29 at Elgin Art Showcase. SYNOPSIS:When Joy gets a new shot at living, she questions whether she deserves a second chance. For Hank and Alice, moving on after the loss of their son, Jack, means accepting…

May 28

ELGbtq+ | Queer Book Club

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Gail Borden Public Library
270 N Grove Ave
Elgin IL

Read and discuss LGBTQIA+ books. This month's book is Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta. We generally meet on the last Saturday of every month from 4:00-5:30 PM at Gail Borden Library. All are welcome to join us in the Grove Room on the library's 2nd floor.

May 28

Battle of The Bands – Our Century In Pictures vs. Whüzy vs. Alleys and Gangways

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Welcome back to Side Street Studio Arts for our annual Battle of The Bands!!! Join us all summer long and find your next Local phenomenon!!!! Suggested donation of $10 needed to vote! Round 1.1Whüzy@whuzyofficialhttps://www.facebook.com/WhuzyOfficialOur Century In Pictures@ocipofficialhttps://www.facebook.com/OCIPofficialAlleys and Gangways@alleysandgangwayshttps://www.facebook.com/alleysandgangways Doors @ 7:30pm, Music @ 8:00pm Summer 2022 Schedule: May 28th:…

May 28

BUTTERFLY GARDEN PLANTING DAY

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Bring the family and help us plant our Centre Garden Beds to bring out the butterflies! We will be clearing the beds and planting a beautiful butterfly garden to enjoy all summer and fall! FREE EVENTAll families who join us will get a special gift to celebrate our 20 Year…

May 28

Dolphin Cove Opening Day

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Let's celebrate the start of summer with opening day for Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center! Daily Fees2 years and younger: Free3-9 years: $8 Residents/$11 Nonresidents10-61 years $9 Residents/$12 Nonresidents62 years and older $8 Residents/$11 NonresidentsLower Evening RatesAll Ages $5 Residents/$7 NonresidentsMonday-Friday • After 6:00 pmSaturday & Sunday • After 4:00…

May 28

World lightweight Championship Boxing Viewing

Saturday, May 28, 2022

This is going to be a show between 2 amazing boxers Davis and Romero. Both undefeated fighting for the world championship. Catch every minute in our 30 HD TVS 2 projectors and surround sound. There will be Latin Saturdays with our amazing DJS video mixing and playing the latest Latin…

May 28

ETC Presents THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Elgin Theatre Company Presents THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan May 13 – May 29 at Elgin Art Showcase. SYNOPSIS:When Joy gets a new shot at living, she questions whether she deserves a second chance. For Hank and Alice, moving on after the loss of their son, Jack, means accepting…

May 29

ETC Presents THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Elgin Theatre Company Presents THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan May 13 – May 29 at Elgin Art Showcase. SYNOPSIS:When Joy gets a new shot at living, she questions whether she deserves a second chance. For Hank and Alice, moving on after the loss of their son, Jack, means accepting…

May 30

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 30, 2022

The City of Elgin is proud to support the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association in two of their Memorial Day events, both taking place on Monday, May 30th 2022. At Veteran's Memorial Park (270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, just north of Gail Borden Public Library), this 9:45a.m. program pays…

May 31

Splash Pad Opening Day

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Come to the opening day at the Splash Pad at Town Center Park! Kona Ice of McHenry County will be there from 1:30-3pm serving up some tasty cold treats!

Jun 1

Live Trivia Wednesdays at Old Republic

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar
155 S Randall Rd
Elgin IL, 60123

Trivia is BACK at Old Republic! Join us every Wednesday at 8pm!Hosted by Sporcle Live with TJ!Free to Play!FEATURING: Burrito Republic Special$4 Modelo & Corona Bottles

Jun 1

Food & Music at Gather

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Gather Event Venue
14n205 Reinking Road
Pingree Grove IL, 60140

Come out to Gather in Pingree Grove for a relaxed evening of food and music. Food Trucks: Uncle Cams Sandwiches & Woogie Rolls Music: Cheryl Rodey

Jun 1

Trivia Night at Black & Gray

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Black and Gray Brewing Co
311 Barrington Ave
East Dundee IL, 60118

Join us for weekly trivia! Questions cover all subjects (Current Events, Geography, History, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Science, Sports), and you play as a team. No limit to team sizes, so bring all the friends you want. The top teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future…

Jun 1

Rookies Elgin Trivia Nights

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Rookie's All American Pub and Grill
2486 Bushwood Dr.
Elgin IL, 60124

It's Trivia Time! Join us every Wednesday at our Elgin location for TRIVIA NIGHT! Starting at 7:30pm hosted by Brain Sports // FREE TO PLAY // $$$ PRIZES - Audio / Video Rounds- New Topics that YOU get to pick!- Picture Rounds Place your reservations today! Call us at 847-551-9006…

Jun 1

Belly Dance Wednesdays PRIDE!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Join us as we celebrate the amazing people of the LGBTQIA+ community!Belly dance students, instructors, and special guest performers will take the stage, all to uplift the queer community and to make a difference in the lives of queer youth.We are asking for a $10-$20 donation (cash only) at the…

Jun 1

Concert in the Park: 28Days

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The band 28Days returns to Panton Mill Park to kick-off our Wednesday night concert series, Wednesday, June 1 @ 6:30pm! They're billed as Chicago's premier party band and the crowd at last August's concert seemed to agree! Food Truck: Cesaroni BBQ. See the full summer events 2022 line-up at www.southelgin.com/pantonmillpark

Jun 1

Kid’s Concert: Leonardo Music

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Bring your dancing shoes and best air guitar moves to Panton Mill Park, Wednesday, June 1 at 11am. It's time to go ROCKIN' with LEONARDO. He is a Parents' Choice Award winning family musician who performs a humorous high energy concert that entertains, educates, and empowers all little rockers. A…

Jun 2

CRIT NITE – Online Event

Thursday, June 2, 2022

CRIT NITES are back!!Share your current works in progress in a laid back setting and receive feedback from fellow artists. All experience levels and mediums accepted.

Jun 2

Gilberts Community Days 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Jun 5

Town Square Park
301 Columbia Lane
Gilberts IL

Community Days has something for everyone! There will be live musical entertainment on stage, free children's activities including a petting zoo, a carnival full of rides and games, local food and drinks, a classic car show,  a spectacular fireworks display, and much more! There is no admission fee for this…

Jun 3

Mark Bettcher & Friends – Live Music Friday

Friday, June 3, 2022

Join Mark Bettcher and Friends featuring Bill Kidera, Tom Kidera, Mark Sorlie and special guest Linnea Eliza for an evening of jazz from the Great American Songbook at Martini Room in Elgin. Great music and wonderful cocktails at a beautiful venue.

Jun 3

Mark Bettcher & Friends – Live Music Friday

Friday, June 3, 2022

Martini Room
161 E Chicago St
Elgin IL, 60120

Join Mark Bettcher and Friends featuring Bill Kidera, Tom Kidera, Mark Sorlie and special guest Linnea Eliza for an evening of jazz from the Great American Songbook at Martini Room in Elgin. Great music and wonderful cocktails at a beautiful venue.

Jun 3

First Fridays Improv with GreenRoom Productions

Friday, June 3, 2022

The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin IL, 60120

Come on in, sit back, relax and prepare to laugh! 100% clean. 99.27% hilarious. Imagine 90 min of complete improvisation, a la Whose Line is it Anyway? GreenRoom’s improvisers take audience suggestions & true-life audience stories & turn them into hilarious theatre pieces right before your eyes! GreenRoom Productions, a…

Jun 3

2022 Going Dutch Festival – Every Body is a Dancing Body

Friday, June 3, 2022

Theater at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25, 2022 all around downtown Elgin. GD is produced by Side Street Studio Arts and supported in part…

Jun 3

Radio Gaga – A Tribute to Queen and Lady Gaga

Friday, June 3, 2022

In a parallel universe where rock stars are immortal, Freddie Mercury and Lady Gaga meet and develop a friendship and mutual admiration for each other's art and music. They team up and take their act on the road for "the Concert that Never Was!" Experience the essence of these two…

Jun 3

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market Opening Day

Friday, June 3, 2022

It's Opening Day at the Downtown Elgin Farmers Market! We're kicking off the Farmers Market on a 'First Friday.' On the first Friday of each month (June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th) the Market be open an extra hour (3:00 PM-8:00 PM) with rotating food trucks, more live musical acts,…

Jun 3

Gerald and Camille at Dutch Inn West in Elgin, IL!

Friday, June 3, 2022

We are looking forward to returning to the Dutch Inn West in Elgin, IL! We hope you will be able to join us for a fun night of live music!----------------------------------------------------------------------These two local Powerhouse musicians have joined forces to bring you a high energy Acoustic Experience! They will be performing current…

Jun 3

Reptiles Come to Visit

Friday, June 3, 2022

The Frog Lady is coming to Hawthorne Hill Nature Center. Come to see live reptiles and amphibians to learn fun facts.

Jun 3

Summer Reading Kickoff

Friday, June 3, 2022

Main LibraryDrop-in for indoor fun as you stock up on materials for the Summer Reading Challenge.Visit our stations: Science station to learn about tornados; first 100 kids receive a special kit courtesy of American Science and Surplus.Craft room to make three Wizard of Oz inspired craftsBalloon twist artist for your…

Jun 3

The Barnabus Project – A bilingual Read Aloud – Our Community Reads: Kid Edition

Friday, June 3, 2022

10:30 - 11:15 amJoin us for a bilingual reading (English/Spanish) of this year's Community Reads Kid's book, The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers.This event will also take place on Sunday, June 5 at 10 am.For more information visit www.gailborden.info/ourcommunityreads

Jun 3

2022 Going Dutch Festival – VISUAL ART OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, June 3, 2022

Gallery at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25, 2022 all around downtown Elgin. GD is produced by Side Street Studio Arts and supported in part…

Jun 4

Fitness in the Park

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Grab a friend, take in the fresh air and start your day with a FREE fitness class in the park all summer long. Pick up your complimentary towel - while supplies last.Classes will be held at Lords Park in June, Wing Park in July and Festival Park in August.Pick up…

Jun 4

IKE’S FISH FOR FUN

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Enjoy a fun day of fishing with family, food, and prizes! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, City of Elgin Parks and Recreation, Cook County Forest Preserve District, and Izaak Walton League welcomes all ages and skill levels to attend this FREE family-friendly event. During this fun day, prizes will be awarded to youth by age group…

Jun 4

The Martini Room Presents: The Dollhouse- A Drag ReVue!

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Come join us and see what shenanigans Moana and Dymond can get into!

Jun 4

Uncaged in the Zoo – June 4: J.G.’s Reptile Road Show

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Experience close-up encounters with LIVE ANIMALS! Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology is happy to announce our summer 2022 schedule of programs sponsored by Friends of Lords Park Zoo! All programs take place inside of Tefft's Farm in Lord's Park Zoo and are FREE! "Uncaged in the Zoo"…

Jun 4

Wait, What? at Bandito Barney’s

Saturday, June 4, 2022

The 90's are back at Bandito Barneys Beach Club! The boys in Wait, What? are performing as a full band trio featuring former members of the 90's Turtles performing all your favorite 90's hits from 8-11pm!

Jun 4

Cesare Salad and The Spicy Croutons

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Ceasar Salad and the Spicy Croutons""TONIGHT IN OUR BEER GARDEN"" STARTING OFF OUR SUMMEROF LIVE MUSIC!!!!

Jun 4

Live Music w/Royal Hue, Sat., June 4, 2022, 7:30-10:30

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Royal Hue debuts hopefully on our patio weather permitting. Saturday June 4, 2022.

Jun 4

Pandora’s Rebirth

Saturday, June 4, 2022 to Jun 5

The people of Pandora are no stranger to turmoil or war. Being a valuable metropolitan location, COR and UAE have fought over it for years. With COR finally taking control of the area, their struggle to keep it has not ended. After the UAE defeat, COR has enacted martial law…

Jun 4

Battle of The Bands – Soaking Up Sandcastles vs. Feed The Monkey

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Welcome back to Side Street Studio Arts for our annual Battle of The Bands!!! Join us all summer long and find your next Local phenomenon!!!! Suggested donation of $10 needed to vote! Round 1.2Soaking Up Sandcastles@soakingupsandcastleshttps://www.facebook.com/SoakingUpSandcastles Feed The Monkeys@feedthemonkeysbandhttps://www.facebook.com/feedthemonkeysband Doors @ 7:30pm, Music @ 8:00pm Summer 2022 Schedule: May 28th:…

Jun 4

2022 Going Dutch Festival –  PERFORMANCE – DANCE and EXPERIMENTAL THEATER

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Still Life Meditation
25 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
Elgin IL

Performance, dance, and experimental theater. Frankie Baron, Camille Casemier, Natalie Gotter, Thank You So Much For Coming The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25,…

Jun 4

OPENING DAY

Saturday, June 4, 2022

OPENING DAY - Saturday, June 4 - NOON☀️ 12:15-Tefft Farm Dedication🐄 12:30-How to Milk a Cow🐸 1:00-JG reptilesFREE

Jun 4

2022 Going Dutch Festival –  ARTIST TALK w/ FEATURED VISUAL ARTIST Siyao Lu

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Gallery at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25, 2022 all around downtown Elgin. GD is produced by Side Street Studio Arts and supported in part…

Jun 4

Car Seat Safety Event

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Safety First - Ice Cream Second! Taylor Maciaszek-State Farm Insurance Agent & Pingree Grove Police Department - Two certified officers will be available to check your child's car seat. Goody bags for first 50 participants! Free scoop of icecream from the Milk House for all!

Jun 4

2022 Going Dutch Festival – Creating Going Dutch Counterstories in Art, Story, Movement, and Dramaw/ Michele Beaulieux

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Theater at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25, 2022 all around downtown Elgin. GD is produced by Side Street Studio Arts and supported in part…

Jun 4

Bartlett Public Library District Summer Reading Kick-Off

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Gather all of your family, friends, and woodland critters to join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff! We’ll have presenters, games, bouncy house, crafts, food and plenty more here at the library as we ring in the most fun challenge of the year. Get signed up and start your Summer…

Jun 4

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Can’t wait to have the The Throwbacks at the summer reading kick off party! See you Saturday, June 4, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dundee Library Front Lawn 🎸🎶🎤

Jun 5

Fatsoz Salsa Sunday!

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Our Salsa Lady is back! Come try her yummy salsas, horseradish and giardiniera!She will sell out so get here early!

Jun 5

45th Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot 10 Mile & 5K Races

Sunday, June 5, 2022

The 45th Annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot 10 Mile & 5K race is scheduled for June 5, 2022.Registration is now open! https://elginfoxtrot.org Join us at this great community event celebrating health, fitness, family, friends, and fun. Whether you are running one of the beautiful courses or are cheering on your…

Jun 5

The Corner Boys LIVE at Old Republic

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Join Old Republic for Sunday Funday on our patio!Sunday, June 5th @ 12pmTHE CORNER BOYS live on stageNO COVER SHOWNot your typical acoustic cover band, the Corner Boy's playlist runs from Lyle Lovett, to Michael Jackson to our own Kris Nichols. The attention to detail, dynamics and nuance makes for…

Jun 5

The Barnabus Project – A bilingual Read Aloud – Our Community Reads: Kid Edition

Sunday, June 5, 2022

10 amJoin us for a bilingual reading (English/Spanish) of this year's Community Reads Kid's book, The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers.This event will also take place on Sunday, June 5 at 10 am.For more information visit www.gailborden.info/ourcommunityreads

Jun 5

2022 Going Dutch Festival – Using Scores to Develop Material w/ Thank You So Much For Coming

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Theater at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

We'll work with scores, a method of improvising involving a series of prompts, as a tool for use in the rehearsal room (or wherever) to develop new material. The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music,…

Jun 5

Deacon Frost Opens Diamond Jim’s Summer Sunday Band Season!

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Deacon Frost bring their seasoned style of Classic Rock to Diamond Jim's! We will be opening Diamond Jim's Summer Sunday Band Season! Great outdoor setting with great drinks and food!!

Jun 6

Music Bingo Monday

Monday, June 6, 2022

Special host Mustang Matt returns to Rosie’s hosting our Music Bingo! Mondays in June! 7-9pm. He’s back just for June. Stop in and say hey!

Jun 6

Tom Boz, The Magic Man

Monday, June 6, 2022

Museums are magical places to visit! You can experience and learn new things, like history, while having fun too! The Bartlett History Museum invites all ages to experience magic for real with Tom Boz, the Magic Man, on Monday, June 6, at 11:00 A.M. Be amazed by his award-winning magical…

Jun 6

Tie Dye Celebration

Monday, June 6, 2022

Main Library Outdoor StagePlease register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6273158. Celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading with a Tie Dye Celebration! Bring the tie (or pre-washed shirt) and the Gail Borden Public Library District will bring the dye. This is an all-ages Family Fun Program. Registration required. Please register each child individually. Program will be…

Jun 7

YAPPY HOUR Kickoff @ OR

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

It's Yappy Hour!Join us for Official Kickoff of the Old Republic Dog Friendly Summer Patio SeasonExtended Yappy Hour Every Tuesday in June 2-6 PM featuring:Dog Treats and Giveaways$4 Pacifico Pints$2 PBR, Busch Light & Hamm's Tall Boys$3.50 Miller, Budweiser & Coors Bottles$8 House Flights$5.55 Little Brave Burgers, Chicken Little Sandwiches…

Jun 7

Recycling 101 – Wanna Talk Trash?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Main Library Elgin RoomPlease register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6349237. Join us to watch a short documentary to get our creative juices flowing so we can have a conversation about our waste privilege and what we can do about it.

Jun 7

Adventures in the Zoo – June 7 – Rocks Rock!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology is happy to announce our summer 2022 schedule of programs sponsored by Friends of Lords Park Zoo! All programs take place inside of Tefft's Farm in Lord's Park Zoo and are FREE! "Adventures in the Zoo" Lineup (Drop in mini-programs 11-1 on…

Jun 8

Wonderful Wednesdays

Jun 8 to Jul 27
Every Wednesday

Make a splash in the pool on family night! Admission is only $10 per resident family and $20 for nonresident families after 3:00 pm! (Maximum of 10 swimmers per family. One parent must be part of the group.) 3:00-8:00 pmDue to COVID-19, events may be subject to change.

Jun 8

U-46 Summer Connection

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Three Fires Council has again partnered with Elgin School District U-46 to provide an exciting enrichment summer program for students entering grade 1 through 6.The Summer Connection will be held at Camp Big Timber located in Elgin off Big Timber Road. Youth will participate in an outdoor education with…

Jun 8

Wine Down Wednesday with One Night Band

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Wine Down Wednesday offers an evening of live music by ONE NIGHT BAND who will have you Shake it to decades of Rock n' Roll, Cut a rug to Motown's finest, Bust a move to some hip hop, Get down with a lil' country and Sing your heart out to…

Jun 8

Trivia Night at Black & Gray

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Black and Gray Brewing Co
311 Barrington Ave
East Dundee IL, 60118

Join us for weekly trivia! Questions cover all subjects (Current Events, Geography, History, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Science, Sports), and you play as a team. No limit to team sizes, so bring all the friends you want. The top teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future…

Jun 8

Food & Music at Gather

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Gather Event Venue
14n205 Reinking Road
Pingree Grove IL, 60140

Come out to Gather in Pingree Grove for a relaxed evening of food and music. Food Trucks: Que Pasta & Burger Buzz Music: Paul Wilert

Jun 8

Live Trivia Wednesdays at Old Republic

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Old Republic Kitchen + Bar
155 S Randall Rd
Elgin IL, 60123

Trivia is BACK at Old Republic! Join us every Wednesday at 8pm!Hosted by Sporcle Live with TJ!Free to Play!FEATURING: Burrito Republic Special$4 Modelo & Corona BottlesFREE TRIVIA! Bring out your team and have fun!

Jun 9

Live Music w/ BOUND, Suck City, & Billow

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Live Music w/BOUND@bound_deathSuck City (Kalamazoo, MI)@suck_cityBillow@billow_bandTickets available online or at the door. $10 Doors open at 6:30pmPerformance starts at 7:30pm

Jun 9

Summer Concert on the Lawn – The Chris Greene Quartet

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Main Library Outdoor StagePlease register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6098112Attention all jazz lovers! Chicago's Best Jazz Entertainers of 2018, The Chris Greene Quartet promises to delight. Bring a picnic dinner & blanket/chair and enjoy the music.The Chris Greene Quartet has been a highly visible part of Chicago’s jazz scene since 2005, and has maintained…

Jun 9

Stories at Lords Park Zoo Under the Hickory Tree

Jun 9 to Aug 11
Every 2nd Thursday

Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and listen to stories about bison, cows, sheep, and other animals! The book bike will be there, weather permitting. Bring your library card.In the event of bad weather, storytime will move indoors to the Lords Park Zoo cowshed. Thursday June 9 Thursday…

Jun 10

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market

Friday, June 10, 2022

"Little Library on Spring" theme  Bring a book to the Market and take a book from our "Little Library" table provided by Gail Borden Library at the Market. This week our vendors will be: Acrylic AbstractionsAllison's Wonderland FarmBanford Road FarmBridge N Sweets BakeryChaski’s Fruit CreationsChef Heatley's Hot Pepper FarmCook and…

Jun 10

Mr Myers at The Chubby Bullfrog

Friday, June 10, 2022

It's time to welcome the summer of 2022 at one of our favorite places to jam, The Chubby Bullfrog in West Dundee! Rich will be joining Dylan, Tyler and Todd for an evening of reggae and some rocked out tunes for you! We start at 8pm but you can come…

Jun 10

Play on the Patio

Jun 10 to Jun 24
Every Friday

Fridays, June 10, June 17, June 2410 am - NoonMain Library ELC Patio Preschoolers cultivate new play experiences each week with different activities on the ELC Patio (weather dependent). No registration. 

Jun 10

Joe Micheletto Acoustic

Friday, June 10, 2022

Joe Micheletto returns to Rosie’s patio. A fan favorite at Rosie’s playing acoustic hits!

Jun 10

Small Business Shopping PRIDE Event

Friday, June 10, 2022

There will be over 20 small businesses to support all in one place with amazing PRIDE themed merchandise  You can also shop the Elgin Farmers Market happening right on our street from 3-7pm! The Light Lounge At Vern’sFriday, June 10th 3-9pm77 S Riverside DR downtown Elgin Vendor lineup will be announce…

Jun 10

Food Pop-Up: Vuture Food – Plant Based Junk Food

Friday, June 10, 2022

Join us for some of the best vegan comfort food around. They will be bringing out their very popular Crispy Chik'n Sandwiches and Loaded Fries.All of their items are cooked in oil that contain soy. All of the loaded fries are made with GF ingredients. Entirely nut-free. Their patties are…

Jun 10

Duke’s Blues N BBQ Fest 2022, Presented by ABC Plumbing to benefit Taste The Love NFP

Friday, June 10, 2022 to Jun 11

We will have food vendors from Mississippi, Tennessee!! Beer tents and MORE!! This year will be HUGE, with Grammy nominated artist from across America!! You DO NOT want to miss out!! Bring lawn chairs and your DANCING FEET!!

Jun 10

PV Parents’ Summer Night Out

Friday, June 10, 2022

Let's BUILD a NEW PLAYGROUND for Prairie View!Friday June 10thJoin us at Old Republic for live entertainment, raffles, food, and excitement as we raise funds for Prairie View's playground improvement project!$20 Ticket includes LIVE MUSIC and TWO DRINKS50/50 Raffle and Gift Baskets RaffleFor details on donating, please reach out to…

Jun 10

Celebrate Summer Paint pARTy

Friday, June 10, 2022

Make You Brush is back for another fun painting event at Hampshire Park District! Celebrate Summer Paint pARTy will be great for all ages 5 to adult. Younger children should attend with an adult. Bring the whole family, make it mom and me or dad and me, sign up with…

Jun 10

Andrew Scott Denlinger-Solo @ Old Republic Kitchen + Bar

Friday, June 10, 2022

Come see Andrew Scott Denlinger Solo Show at Old Republic Kitchen + Bar on June 10th, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm.—www.andrewscottdenlinger.com—Andrew Scott Denlinger has spent years touring the nation with country artist Nick Lynch, sharing the stage with some of todays greatest acts and performing for thousands. Now Andrew is back with…

Jun 10

Free Concerts in the Park – Two Beer Tommy

Friday, June 10, 2022

The Two Beer Tommy Band - the most dynamic band playing Modern/Classic Country/Rock around the Midwest. From St. Charles, IL.Grafelman ParkFriday, June 107:00-8:30 pmCosponsored by Village of West Dundee

Jun 10

The RockShow – The Ultimate Tribute to Journey

Friday, June 10, 2022

RocHaus welcomes The Rock Show - The Ultimate Tribute to Journey to our 112 year old stage! Join us and a sing along to all of the hits you know and love including Don't Stop Believin, Open Arms, faithfully, and Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin!!RocHaus + The Music of Journey + West…

Jun 10

Family Camp Session #1: June 10 – 12

Friday, June 10, 2022 to Jun 12

Build Your Family Adventure! At Big Timber Family Camps Family Camping opportunities for Lion Cub Scout (Tigers in the Fall) thru Webelos attending with Family Members/ Parents/Legal Guardians. Session #1: June 10 - 12 Session #2: July 29 - 31 NEW THIS YEAR! We are offering a newly expanded program…

Jun 10

2022 Going Dutch Festival – PERFORMANCE – BURLESQUE, CIRCUS, and PERFORMANCE ART

Friday, June 10, 2022

Theater at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

MsPixy Productions Ages 21+ The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25, 2022 all around downtown Elgin. GD is produced by Side Street Studio Arts…

Jun 11

Father’s Day Workshop

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Ages 5-12Join Snapology for a Father's Day Gift Workshop! Students will learn how to build a custom Picture Frame for the special man in their life using LEGO® bricks and a whole lot of creativity. We'll build the gift, make a creative card, and wrap it up, so it is…

Jun 11

Michael Charles at Danny’s on Douglas

Saturday, June 11, 2022

The concert by Grammy elected Chicago Blues Hall of Fame artist Michael Charles and His Band will take you on a guitar driven journey through thirty nine years and thirty eight releases of original music. The precision and level of energy is just spectacular and will leave you astounded by…

Jun 11

Saturday Storytime + Sweets

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Main Library Outdoor StagePlease Register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/6169680 The whole family is invited to this special storytime. Join us for stories, songs, and even some delicious donuts. Please register. Attendance is limited to 30 children. Please register each child individually.

Jun 11

Under the Sea Day

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Splish, splash it’s an under the sea bash!All pirates and mermaids are o-FISH-ally invited. Have a whale of a time, including games, raffles, and prizes. Regular admission prices apply unless otherwise noted. Winners must be present.

Jun 11

Global Arts Festival

Saturday, June 11, 2022 to Jun 12

Celebrate diversity in your community - attend this two-day festival packed with multicultural music, art, crafts, dance, food, and audience participation events. This year’s festival will feature individual and group performances by local talent, vendors representing world cultures and Americana, and interactive activities like yoga, martial arts, dance lessons, and…

Jun 11

Happy 12th Birthday Charlotte!

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Come help us sing Happy Birthday to Charlotte, one of our pigs! At 1:00 pm we'll give Charlotte a special birthday treat and everyone will sing to her! Remember to sign her birthday card while you're there. Zoo admission is required.

Jun 11

Women’s Basic Pistol Course

Saturday, June 11, 2022

USCCA’s “Women’s Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals” is a welcoming and engaging training guide created by a woman for women who are seeking to begin, improve upon, or add to their firearms skills.With three distinct modules (Women’s Basic Pistol, Women’s Intermediate Pistol, and Women’s Defensive Pistol), this course is designed to…

Jun 11

Kidical Mass Elgin Ride

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Join your neighbors for Kidical Mass, a slow, easy-going, fun, group bike ride focused on kids (all ages) and families that will start at College Green Park.Gather at 3:00 for a 3:15 departure.*Ride Guidelines*- Rides are typically 3-4 miles at a 5-6 mph pace, roughly 1 hour with stops.- Rides…

Jun 11

2022 Going Dutch Festival – Create With Community – A Hot Crowd in Elgin Movement Extravaganza

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Theater at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

This is not a dance technique class for professionals, but an interactive movement class geared towards creativity and connection. Maybe you know nothing about dance. Maybe you support dance, or maybe you haven't danced since you were 5 yrs. old. We want ALL of those individuals to participate and move…

Jun 11

2022 Going Dutch Festival – Performing with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) w/ Camille Casemier

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Theater at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

OBS is an open source software that has been co-opted by performers because of its accessibility and versatility. OBS can be used for projection design as well as live streaming. I will be sharing application skills such as performing with live video, designing composite screens, and live streaming. Tutorials will…

Jun 11

SUMMER JAM 2022 at OLD REPUBLIC

Saturday, June 11, 2022

OLD REPUBLIC proudly presents SUMMER JAM 22 on the HOTTEST Outdoor Stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Performing LIVE, the one and only, Brenda K. Star! Along with legendary DJs Julian Jumpin Perez, Tim Spinnin Schommer, DJ Q and Bobby Styles. VIP seating available now! Saturday June 11, 2022Doors Open 8pmPresale…

Jun 11

2022 Going Dutch Festival – PERFORMANCE – DANCE and PERFORMANCE ART

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Backspace at Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Ct
Elgin IL

Camille Casemier, Sarah Fluegel, Chris Johnson Dance, Hot Crowd, Kaleid Dance Collective,Noelle Ruggieri and Abby Rosen The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25, 2022…

Jun 11

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FAMILY POOL PARTY

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Light Up the Night Pool Party is for families in Elgin to help us celebrate our 20 Year Anniversary of the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin!! Sponsored by the Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation, this event will allow families to enjoy a free night swimming at Wing Park Family Aquatic…

Jun 11

Free Yoga in the Park

Saturday, June 11, 2022

FREE Yoga in the Park - 12 years & older8:00-9:00 amJune 11, 25 | July 9, 23 | August 6, 20Randall Oaks Park (Front Shelter)Join us throughout the summer for this great workout! This class will jump start your weekend with a clear mind and refreshed body. We will be…

Jun 12

2022 Going Dutch Festival – PERFORMANCE – MUSIC – A Flor de Piel

Sunday, June 12, 2022

A Flor de Piel, Free & Open to the Public The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival runs May 27-June 25, 2022 all around downtown Elgin. GD is…

Jun 12

Art Experience

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Come out and be a part of an exciting variety of art experiences.Make You Brush Painting Canvas ExperienceSide Street Studio Arts Experience: Paint a pot or make natural leaf artSponsored by: Elgin Cultural Arts CommissionGuest Band Experience: A Flor de PielSponsored by: Side Street StudiosGoing Dutch Festival Band

Jun 12

Garden Paint Party

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Come paint one of these beautiful paintings - Painter's choice!All designs can be presketchedCanvas $15/personRegister with Abby by emailing Paintpartybyabby@gmail.com

Jun 12

Lara Bell Duo LIVE at Old Republic

Sunday, June 12, 2022

It's Sunday Funday at Old Republic this summer! Join us for live music at noon every Sunday!Sunday, June 12th @ 12pmLARA BELL DUO live on stageNO COVER SHOWLara is an accomplished musician of classical piano, acoustic guitar, and ukulele. Her genre diversity always captures the crowds attention. From country, to…

Jun 12

Side Street Writers’ Workshop

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Court
Elgin IL, 60120

The Side Street Writers' Workshop is a twice a month gathering where people have the opportunity to write, and share their work with other writers. The first hour of the workshop is dedicated to writing. Having a dedicated writing time is something that greatly improves productivity, and we want to…

Jun 12

National Youth Leadership Training

Sunday, June 12, 2022 to Jul 19

National Youth Leadership Training NYLT is the prominent week's worth of outdoor leadership experience geared toward both present and future leaders within the troops, crews, and teams around Three Fires Council. Participants will be engaged in hands-on training led by our Council’s finest youth staff that will cover criteria essential…

Jun 12

Randall Oaks 5K & Kids Fun Runs

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Join us for the Dundee Township Park District's annual 5K run! The 5K course will take you throughout the Randall Oaks campus on our paved, limestone, and grassy paths, accommodating both the avid runner and the casual participant as well as strollers. Date: Sunday, June 12Time: 5K 8:00-9:30 am |…

Jun 12

John Ballantyne Group at Diamond Jim’s

Sunday, June 12, 2022

John Ballantyne Group is a bluesy rock trio out of Woodstock, IL.Today in our beer garden!!no cover, all ages.

Jun 13

Chicago Tuba Quartet at the Lords Park Zoo!

Monday, June 13, 2022

Chamber Music on the Fox presents a FREE family concert featuring the four TUBAS of the Chicago Tuba Quartet! Bring a picnic and join us for this fun, animal themed brass program!

Jun 13

Live Music w/ Mechanical Canine, Stand and Wave, Earth Program, & Constant Headache

Monday, June 13, 2022

Live Music w/Mechanical Canine (Philadelphia, PA)@mechk9Stand and Wave (Philadelphia, PA)@standandwavebandEarth Program@earthprogramConstant Headache@constantheadacheisabandTickets available online or at the door. $10 Doors open at 6:30pmPerformance starts at 7:30pm

Jun 13

Summer Colors Camp

Monday, June 13, 2022 to Jun 17

Each day we will have fun with art and summer colors. We will use different mediums through the week. Express yourself through art. Please bring a black plain tee shirt on Monday. Wear clothes that could have mishap. Ages 10-15.

Jun 13

ECC Foundation’s 24th Annual Golf Classic

Monday, June 13, 2022

The classic begins at 10:30 a.m. with registration, followed by an 11 a.m. lunch and a noon shotgun start. A reception begins at 5 p.m. The cost is $375 per person for the entire day, including all guest fees, locker rental, golf cart, and food and beverages through the completion…

Jun 14

Free Family Fun Night

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Free Family Fun Night at Lions Park | June 14 | 6:00-7:30 pm Our fun and free pop-up family nights at the park are a great time to get outside and play as a family! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Special thanks to the Village of East…

Jun 14

Adventures in the Zoo – June 14: All About Dinosaurs

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology is happy to announce our summer 2022 schedule of programs sponsored by Friends of Lords Park Zoo! All programs take place inside of Tefft's Farm in Lord's Park Zoo and are FREE! "Adventures in the Zoo" Lineup (Drop in mini-programs 11-1 on…

Jun 14

Full moon ride-June

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Elgin Community Bikes
119 S Grove Ave
Elgin IL, 60120

It's the Full Moon Ride! This will be a moderate pace ride for 7 to 8 miles throughout the core neighborhoods of Elgin. Join us for this social night ride! Reminder: Illinois State law requires bike riders to have a clear light on the front and a red reflector or…

Jun 14

Concealed Carry Renewal

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

This is a 3 hours course which includes a live fire qualification based on the Illinois CCL requirements. If your Illinois concealed carry license is expiring, the process for applying for a renewal license is very simple. We’ll walk through this simple process next. Our suggestion is to start this…

Jun 15

Food & Music at Gather

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Gather Event Venue
14n205 Reinking Road
Pingree Grove IL, 60140

Come out to Gather in Pingree Grove for a relaxed evening of food and music. Food Trucks: Double R BBQ & Mario's Cart Music: Wil Wilcox

Jun 15

Trivia Night at Black & Gray

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Black and Gray Brewing Co
311 Barrington Ave
East Dundee IL, 60118

Join us for weekly trivia! Questions cover all subjects (Current Events, Geography, History, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Science, Sports), and you play as a team. No limit to team sizes, so bring all the friends you want. The top teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future…

Jun 15

Tropical SIP & Paint Party

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Choose your painting...a beach scene or a margarita! Choose your painting!!!! SIP Parties is a unique twist on your typical SIP & Paint party experience! Enjoy a lively performance that brings humor and audience interaction to detailed art instruction. Whether you’re looking to do a girls night out or enjoy…

Jun 15

Side Street Open Mic

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Court
Elgin IL, 60120

Come out and perform whatever you want for up to seven minutes, or come out, have a drink, and watch your friends do something new. The Side Street Open Mic will happen every third Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 7pm.Performances start at 7:30. Sign up ahead of time…

Jun 16

Dirty 30 Live at Martini Room in Elgin

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Dirty 30 Comedy show is coming to Martini Room in Elgin Thursday June 16th at 8pm! $7 martinis! Bring your own food!! $10 suggested donation! Dirty 30 is a thirty minute stand-up comedy show put on by comedians Eric Pennell and Danette Mark who love to keep it wild and…

Jun 16

Annual Village-Wide Garage Sale

Thursday, June 16, 2022 to Jun 18

Register for the annual village-wide garage sale, presented by the Pingree Grove Community Events Committee Thursday, June 16 thru Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Jun 17

Elgin Juneteenth Celebration

Friday, June 17, 2022 to Jun 19

The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission and the African-American Coalition of Kane County are excited to bring back the Juneteenth Celebration to Elgin! Come celebrate with us a day of live music, the battle of the DJ, the children's game area, and most of all, vendors of food and business. As…

Jun 17

SEMPLE Band Live at Old Repulic

Friday, June 17, 2022

Don't miss the high energy, non stop fun that is SEMPLE Band LIVE!! Performing all of your favorite covers from the 60s/70s to today's top 40 hits and even a little Country sprinkled in, there is always something for everyone!

Jun 17

PAWS on the Porch – June 17: What is a Dinosaur?

Friday, June 17, 2022

PAWS on the Porch Lineup (Storytime and activity for pre-k to 2nd gr. Set 11-12:30 on these Fridays: June 17: What is a Dinosaur?June 24: What is a Hedgehog?July 1: What is a Frog?July 8: What is a Marsupial?July 22: What is a Sloth?July 29: What is an Owl?August 5:…

Jun 17

Pride on the Fox

Friday, June 17, 2022

RocHaus is thrilled to welcome the annual Pride on the Fox Drag Show to our 112 year old venue! There will be a 90's Theme Outfit Contest.

Jun 17

Driver’s License: A Coming of Age Playlist

Friday, June 17, 2022

Driver’s License is our 2022 installment of Showstoppers, a CTE/FVTC tradition of presenting original musical revues in the summer! This year’s show centers around the experience of growing up. This production will be jam-packed with dances, songs, and scenes that unites us across generations, and will transport you back to…

Jun 17

Downtown Elgin Farmers Market

Friday, June 17, 2022

Celebration of Juneteenth!The African American Coalition of Kane County will be educating the public on the importance of Juneteenth with a special speaker, karaoke, celebration of African American authors from Gail Borden's Book Bike, and more! This week our vendors will be: Acrylic AbstractionsAlbaik Sesame & TahiniBanford Road FarmBIDA Baking…

Jun 17

Free Concerts in the Park – Shock the System

Friday, June 17, 2022

Shock The System is the Chicago area’s premier hard rock tribute band!Artists covered include AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Motley Crue, Green Day, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Guns N’ Roses, Kid Rock, Beastie Boys, Aerosmith, Weezer, Twisted Sister, Kiss, Night Ranger and more!Lions Park, East DundeeFriday, June 177:00 - 8:30 pmCosponsored by the…

Jun 18

The Wreking Crue – The Motley Crue Experience

Saturday, June 18, 2022

The Wreking Crue returns to RocHaus!! Wreking Crue-the Tribute to Motley Crue pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. This act offers 4 different eras of a Motley Crue stage replica show down to the smallest details. Along with the visual experience they bring the high…

Jun 18

Driver’s License: A Coming of Age Playlist

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Driver’s License is our 2022 installment of Showstoppers, a CTE/FVTC tradition of presenting original musical revues in the summer! This year’s show centers around the experience of growing up. This production will be jam-packed with dances, songs, and scenes that unites us across generations, and will transport you back to…

Jun 18

Driver’s License: A Coming of Age Playlist

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Driver’s License is our 2022 installment of Showstoppers, a CTE/FVTC tradition of presenting original musical revues in the summer! This year’s show centers around the experience of growing up. This production will be jam-packed with dances, songs, and scenes that unites us across generations, and will transport you back to…

Jun 18

Country Boots and Brews!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

The Dutch Inn presents our first ever Country FEST... Country Boots and Brews! Event is from 2:00pm-11:00pm. $5 CoverTshirts for saleBeer truckSpecial Food MenuWe will have guest bartenders along with old bartenders coming back for the event!Music by:Yankee Cowboys - 2:00-4:00pmIsabella Marie Reyes - 5:00-7:00pmSmokin Gunz - 8:00pm-11:00pmPlease bring lawn…

Jun 18

Dot By Dot

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Come and learn the art of Mandala Rock Painting. In this class you will learn to paint mandalas on rock by dotting paint. We will talk about the culture of Mandalas and where they came from. Ages 10 and over.

Jun 18

No Limits Band Live at DHangout Bar

Saturday, June 18, 2022

No Limits Band is one of the best cover bands in Chicagoland area. The band has traveled all across the world for their passion for music. For over 10 years they have been igniting crowds in Chicagoland and northwest suburbs with their exhilarating live performance that mirrors the artists they…

Jun 18

UPTOWN SHAKE DOWN

Saturday, June 18, 2022

We play classic hits from artists like the Temptaions, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sam and Dave, Martha and The Vandellas, Van Morisson, as well as Reggae, Rock, and Pop favorites. Uptown Shakedown will have you dancing and singing the night away! With multiple vocalists and a dynamite horn section, Uptown…

Jun 18

Fitness in the Park

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Grab a friend, take in the fresh air and start your day with a FREE fitness class in the park all summer long. Pick up your complimentary towel - while supplies last.Classes will be held at Lords Park in June, Wing Park in July and Festival Park in August.Pick up…

Jun 18

Battle of The Bands – Marquette vs. Almost There But Not Really

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Welcome back to Side Street Studio Arts for our annual Battle of The Bands!!! Join us all summer long and find your next Local phenomenon!!!! Suggested donation of $10 needed to vote! Round 1.3Marquette@marquette815https://www.facebook.com/marquettemusicAlmost There But Not Really@almosttherebutnotreallyhttps://www.facebook.com/AlmostThereButNotReally Doors @ 7:30pm, Music @ 8:00pm Summer 2022 Schedule: May 28th: Our…

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