Get Out: ‘The King and I,’ ‘The Muppets,’ More

Des Plaines Patch’s community event calendar lists tons of stuff to do.

When/Where: Friday, Aug. 3, from 7-10 p.m., at , 2200 Lee St. in Des Plaines.

Why Go: The summertime series sponsored by the Optimist Club continues with The Muppets. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

Pricing: Free.

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When/Where: Thursday, Aug. 2 to Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. at , 515 E. Thacker St. in Des Plaines.

Why Go: In 1862 Siam against a backdrop of star-crossed lovers Tuptim and Lun Tha, people resistant to change, and a world trying to embrace Western culture, how much admiration can there be between Anna and King Mongkut, without tearing apart a country? With memorable songs such as “Shall We Dance?” and “Getting to Know You”, The King and I is bound to fill you with hope and understanding.

Pricing: General admission $15, seniors $12, military $12, children under 12 years old $10, group discount for 20 or more, $12.


When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. to noon at , 515 E. Thacker St. in Des Plaines.

Why Go: This family-friendly, catch-and-release event is co-sponsored by the conservation organization, Izaak Walton League of America. Members will be on-hand for fishing demonstrations. Prizes and lunch will be provided for kids.

Pricing: $8.

When/Where: Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m., at the , 20 S. Prospect Ave. in Park Ridge.

Why Go: Race through Park Ridge, make it to all of the checkpoints, complete tasks by following clues at each
 location and be the first team to arrive at the closing ceremonies at the library.

Pricing: Free.

Check out all the things to do this weekend on Patch's free community calendar, and add your events for other readers.

When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 4, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prairie Avenue and Garden Street in Park Ridge.

Why Go: The Park Ridge Farmers' Market features fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, handmade soaps, flowers, potted plants and more.

Pricing: Free.

When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Dick Pond Athletics store, 29 S. Prospect Ave. in Park Ridge.

Why Go: Join us for a 3-6 mile run from the front of the New Dick Pond Athletics store opening in Park Ridge.

Pricing: Free.

When/Where: Friday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at , N. Ottawa Ave. and W. Lee St. in Niles.

Why Go: The Sting Rays Band will fill the park with a variety of everyone’s favorite music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Face painting and a balloon artist will delight children of all ages.

Pricing: Free.

When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to noon at , 6210 Dempster St. in Morton Grove.

Why Go: Musical entertainment, children's activities, a community group, one or more sponsor tables, a variety of vendors offer fruits, vegetables, certified organic produce, meat, cosmetics, bakeries, snacks, spices, jams, salsas, sauces, knife sharpener, coffee, cooked food and more.

Pricing: Free admission.

When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at , 6881 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Niles.

Why Go: Lounge circuit entertainer Ronnie Ross will perform new arrangements for time-honored classic songs, songs that stretch over five continuous decades.

Pricing: $8.95.

When/Where: During mall hours until Aug. 14 at , 4999 Old Orchard Center in Skokie.

Why Go: A gigantic, state-of-the-art animatronic bug is on display near Nordstrom’s.

Pricing: Free.

When/Where: Fridays until Aug. 10 and Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at , 7924 Lincoln Ave. in Skokie.

Why Go: From taking a look at who really runs the economy’s Fortune 500 companies to seeing how technology we depend on can have its biases to overcoming the challenges to obtain equal rights at a DMV, the sketch comedy show Daylabor Dreamin’ sets the stage in an attempt answer “What’s next?” for the next generation of Americans.

Pricing: $12.

When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former police department parking lot, 8350 Laramie Ave. in Skokie.

Why Go: The Skokie Police Explorers, Post 300, a division of the Boy Scouts of America, host their annual carwash fundraiser to be support Scouts’ membership.

Pricing: $5.

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Nancy Nalbandian August 02, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I am planning to go to see "The King and I" this evening, but wasn't sure of the time. When I saw the article in The Patch I was hoping some times would be listed and was disappointed to see it was not. I had to call the DP Community Center to find out. Would have been helpful to have listed the show times in the article.
Christopher Brinckerhoff August 03, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Times have been added to this roundup of community calendar items. You can also click on the event name for more details.


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