It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
1. BOYS BASKETBALL RIVALRY
Where/When: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wheaton Warrenville South High School, 1920 S Wiesbrook Rd
Why Go: It's a cross-town rivalry—Falcons v. Tigers, North v. South—why not?
2. CLAYTON HEINRICH AT THE BANK RESTAURANT AND BAR
Where/When: 8 p.m. Friday at The Bank, 121 W. Front St.
Why Go: The Rockford American Idol appears in the bar.
Pricing: Dinner, drinks
Where/When: 3 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.
Why Go: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra celebrates the music of Sergei Prokofiev, featuring excerpts from his ballet "Romeo and Juliet," followed by “Kije’s Wedding” and the “Troika” from "Lt. Kije." The second half of the program offers the score from Sergei Eisenstein’s 1938 film "Alexander Nevsky."
Pricing: $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, $11 for students.
4. "TWENTIETH CENTURY" at WHEATON DRAMA
Where/When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Wheaton Drama - Playhouse 111, 111 N Hale St.
Why Go: Wheaton Drama, Inc. presents Twentieth Century as its third show of the 2010-2011 season. Twentieth Century is adapted by Ken Ludwig from an original play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
6. VALENTINE'S CHOCOLATE BRUNCH
Where/When: 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Lincoln Ave, Lisle.
Why Go: Enjoy a Valentine's brunch with a touch of chocolate throughout the whole meal. Event includes cash bar and live music.
Pricing: Members: $36, $25 children; non-members $42 and $30.
Where/When: North Central College 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10, 11 and 12
Why Go: You love love and could think about it for hours on end. This is perfect for you, then. The show is described as "a perfect interlude for those who know what it's like to fall in and out of love."
Where/When: Arrowhead Golf Club Restaurant and Bar, 26W151 Butterfield Rd., Wheaton, Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12
Why Go: You love live music, food and people. They'll all be there. Jethro Riley Band performs Friday and Matt Hetrick performs Saturday. (Call 630-510-5070 to confirm performances and times)
Pricing: Dinner, drinks
Where/When: Ten Thousand Villages, 499 Pennsylvania Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Donate old jewelry and scarves to a cause and receive 15 percent off purchases. All "Share the Love" donations go to Poised For Success of Lombard (wwwpoisedforsuccess.net).
And still you want more? Check out our family-friendly Grab & Go Kids Planner refreshed every Wednesday.
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