One City, One Poet
Apr
4
to Apr 28

One City, One Poet

Woodstock celebrates National Poetry Month with the help of the Atrocious Poets all month long. Check out any of the events taking place all over town. One City, One Poet provides residents a chance to connect with the poet in their community and express themselves while exploring literature.

Songs from Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag
April 4 • 7 p.m. • Woodstock Public Library

La Poesia por Hispanohablantes
(Spanish-language discussion of Sandburg poems)
April 5 • 9:30 a.m. • Woodstock Public Library

Writing Workshop
April 5 • 7 p.m. • Ethereal Confections
Tickets: $25

Reading and Discussion of Sandburg Poems
April 11 • 7 p.m. • Read Between the Lynes

Poetry and Mental Health
April 14 • 10 a.m. • Woodstock Public Library

It’s Time to Rhyme
April 14 • 2 p.m. • Woodstock Public Library

The Day Carl Sandburg Died
(Documentary)
April 17 • 6:30 p.m. • Woodstock Public Library

Sandburg Storytime
April 21 • 10:30 a.m. • Read Between the Lynes

Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational
(including readings of Sandburg poems)
April 22 • 2 p.m. • Unity Spiritual Center
Tickets available soon

Woodstock Wild Walks: The Land Speaks in Verse
(a Land Conservancy guided walk featuring readings of Sandburg poems)
April 28 • 10 a.m. • Donato Conservation Area
Suggested donation: $5

Live and Local: Shoulder to Shoulder with Sandburg
April 28 • 7 p.m. • Old Courthouse Arts Center

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WFAA Arts Scholarship - Annual Talent Showcase
Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

WFAA Arts Scholarship - Annual Talent Showcase

Mark your calendars for the annual Talent Showcase, a free public event celebrating the arts in McHenry County. Woodstock Fine Arts Association invites everyone to take a seat and be entertained by this year's scholarship recipients. Be inspired and awed by the artistic gifts of 10 high school seniors as they display their talents on stage, and then see them receive their awards - the 2018 WFAA Scholarship for the Arts in honor of Helen Wright. 

Woodstock Opera House doors open at 5 p.m., with the Talent Showcase beginning at 5:30. A complimentary reception is held after the Talent Showcase in honor of this special occasion.

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Georgia Rae Concert
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Georgia Rae Concert

Off Square Music will present champion fiddler Georgia Rae in a solo concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Stage Left Cafe, 125 Van Buren St., on the historic Woodstock Square.

Richmond, Illinois', own Georgia Rae has won seven state fiddle championship titles (Wisconsin, Illinois, and  Minnesota), five state twin fiddle champion titles (Minnesota and Colorado) and is the 2016 National Twin Fiddle Champion. She is a past champion of youth and adult divisions of the Woodstock Harvest Fest old-time fiddle contest. Georgia Rae has been performing before audiences with the Georgia Rae Family Band since 2011 at various venues such as the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Chicago Botanic Garden, Jackpine Jamboree, John Hartford Festival, and county fairs and festivals throughout the Midwest. Georgia Rae also hosts radio shows: “Kicking Back with G Rae and Jacks” (WHIW, 101.3 in Harvard) and “Women in Rock” (WBSD 98.3 in Burlington, Wisconsin). 

For more information about Georgia Rae, visit georgiaraefamilyband.com.

Suggested donation is $15.

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Heartache Tonight
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Heartache Tonight

An Eagles Concert Experience

Presented by Tom Carey Music Inc.

Saturday April 28 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $32.00 All Seats

From the powerful guitar duel in “hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience. A Heartache Tonight concert is filled with moments designed to thrill classic rock fans: the soaring acapella harmonies of “Seven Bridges Road,” the snarling guitars of “Life in the Fast Lane,” the authentic country rock of “Take it Easy,” and the beautifully evocative “heart of the Matter.” Close your eyes and you’ll swear your hearing the real thing.

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Laugh Out Proud
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Laugh Out Proud

Come to the Woodstock Opera House on Sunday, April 29 at 2 PM for Laugh Out Proud, Comedy for a Cause!

 

Spend the afternoon on the Woodstock Square as you listen to comedians John DaCosse, Mike Toomey and Tim Benker from WGN and music provided by Skip Griparis from "The Guys Who Gave Us Rock". Proceeds from this event benefit TLS Veterans, a McHenry-based veteran support group that helps veterans and their families in times of need. You can get your ticket to support this cause in the link below!

Buy your tickets here!

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Woodstock Summer Farmers Market
May
1
to Oct 30

Woodstock Summer Farmers Market

Running from May through October, the Woodstock Farmer's Market has vendors surrounding the Historic Woodstock Square on all four sides as well as throughout the park in the center of the Square. 

 

Come out every Tuesday from 9 AM - 12:30 PM and Saturday from 8 AM - 1 PM for one of the best Farmer's Markets in Illinois.

Learn more here.

 

 

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Kids Night Out
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Kids Night Out

Bring your kids to Mixin Mingle (124 Cass st.) for Kids Night Out on May 4 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

Parents, drop your kids off for a fun night of painting *Star Wars themed canvas* followed by a pizza dinner, and then end the night with a dance party! 

(Parents are more than welcome to stay)

Learn more here.
 

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A Mad "Tea" Party
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

A Mad "Tea" Party

Follow the rabbit down the rabbit hole for a demo-style cocktail class at Ethereal Confections on Friday, May 4. In this delicious journey, you will encounter an Alice in Wonderland inspired menu of three cocktails, savory snacks and sweet treats (all gluten-free!).
• 1st Course: 'Eat Me' Cakes
• 2nd Course: Tea Sandwiches, Not 'Too Much Pepper' Soup, and Cheshire Cat's Cheese Whiskers
• 3rd Course: Jam Tarts of the Queen of Hearts & Truffles
• Each course will be paired with a tea-based cocktail

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Jazz Night
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Night

Jazz on the Square's "Jazz Night" takes place on the first and third Fridays of every month at the Stage Left Cafe. Our mission is to provide great live jazz performance and education in Northern Illinois.

Starts at 8 PM.

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WFAA 38th Annual Spring Luncheon Fundraiser
May
5
11:30 AM11:30

WFAA 38th Annual Spring Luncheon Fundraiser

Come join the fun over lunch at the 38th Annual Spring Luncheon Fundraiser at the Boulder Ridge Country Club on Friday, May 5. 

Join us for an insider’s report on Chicago’s golden age of arts, why the arts matter to our youth, and how they transform our communities. Theater and dance critic for WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, Hedy Weiss is a former Chicago Sun-Times arts critic (1984–2018), a three-time Pulitzer Prize panelist for drama, and a Jeff award-winner for her support of emerging theaters, artists, new works and new adaptations.

Learn more here.

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The Creation of the Sound of Music
May
8
1:00 PM13:00

The Creation of the Sound of Music

On Tuesday, May 8th at 1 & 7 PM learn the fascinating backstory behind one of your favorite movies - and the musical that gave birth to it - written by two of the greatest names in Broadway history, Rodgers & Hammerstein. Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! 

Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four "second Tuesday" summer fundraising shows and one "second Tuesday"  Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House.   The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy. Mr. Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos,  original graphics,  edited audio tracks and video clips,  live performers,  and a scripted narrative. 

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Ethereal Elementary: Mother's Day Edition
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Ethereal Elementary: Mother's Day Edition

Introducing Ethereal Confections Elementary - a 2 hour guided chocolate making class catered specifically to young minds... and their moms! (or dads, grandparents, big sisters, any loved one is welcome) The Ethereal team will guide you & your pupil through a brief introduction to the origin of chocolate, followed by some messy chocolate-making fun! Together we'll dip gummy worms in chocolate, make some custom chocolate coins adorned with your child's choice of toppings, & to finish off our confectionary adventures, we're bringing back our acclaimed seasonal treat - jelly bean bark! All students will leave with their handcrafted confections, and the title of chocolate scholar!

Complimentary hot chocolate will be provided for the students, and every adult will receive one complimentary beverage of their choice from our menu (excluding alcohol).

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Jazz Night
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Night

Jazz on the Square's "Jazz Night" takes place on the first and third Fridays of every month at the Stage Left Cafe. Our mission is to provide great live jazz performance and education in Northern Illinois.

Starts at 8 PM.

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Leo Kottke
May
18
to May 19

Leo Kottke

Friday, May 18th at 8 PM & Saturday, May 19th at 8 PM

Come join us for Leo Kottke’s 32nd appearance on the Woodstock Opera House stage.  Leo Kottke is an extraordinary acoustic guitarist, widely known for his innovative finger-picking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies.  Kottke has played to sold-out performances at the Opera House for over 30 years now and is a five-time winner of Guitar Players Magazine’s award for best instrumentalist.  Legendary Guitarist Leo Kottke – the most inventive finger-style guitar player in the world – will amaze you once again!

Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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Fair Diddley
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Fair Diddley

50th Annual Fair Diddley in historic Downtown Woodstock.


Come visit NAP Creations and over 300 other local crafters. This is the show that has something for everyone!The fair features hand-crafted, quality, original work including: folk art, wood carving, dried florals, pottery, painted and appliqued clothing, jewelry, fine art, Food vendors and much more.

Learn more here.

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Concerts in the Park
Jun
6
to Aug 29

Concerts in the Park

Woodstock's favorite concert series is back again in 2018! Come to the Woodstock Square every Wednesday from June - August and hear live music with family and friends on the charming Woodstock Square. 

Band Dates

June:
6, 13, 20, 27

July:
4, 11, 18, 25

August:
1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

 

 

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Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Class
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Class

Learn how to make chocolate bars from the bean! After an introduction to how cacao is grown, fermented and dried at the farm before being exported, you will learn to sort, roast, winnow, and grind beans to make chocolate. After the chocolate is made, participants will mold it into bars to take home. We will discuss different chocolate origins and flavors and taste each side by side. You will leave with several bars that you made along with a few we made for you! 

Class begins at 10:00am with complimentary coffee and end around 3:00pm. A gluten free lunch will be provided. Please make a note in the comments section at checkout if there are any dietary restrictions.

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The Creation of the Fiddler on the Roof
Jun
12
1:30 PM13:30

The Creation of the Fiddler on the Roof

Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four "second Tuesday"  summer fundraising shows at 1:30 & 7 PM and one "second Tuesday"  Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House.  

The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy.   Mr. Troy will perform  "The Creation of The Sound Of Music"  on May 8th,   "The Creation of Fiddler On The Roof"  on June 12th,   "The Creation of The Wizard of Oz"  on July 10th,   "The Creation of West Side Story"  on August 14th, and "Making A List:  The Secular Songs of Christmas (1933-1952)"  on December 11th.   Mr. Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos,  original graphics,  edited audio tracks and video clips,  live performers,  and a scripted narrative. 

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Jun
15
to Jun 24

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday June 15 & 22 at 8:00 PM
Saturday June 16 & 23 at 8:00 PM
Sunday June 17 & 24 at 2:00 PM

Written by Christopher Durang and Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, the story revolves around middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

TICKETS:  $23.00 A Seating, $18.00 B Seating, $13.00 C Seating

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Capitol Steps
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Capitol Steps

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The Capitol Steps make their McHenry County debut on the Woodstock Opera House stage on Friday, July 6 for a night of bipartisan lampooning. Always fresh and crispy, mocking both ends of the political spectrum, this troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians travel the States satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. 

After 35 years, The Capitol Steps have become an American institution, performing their original political and musical comedy act to Americans from coast-to-coast. Whether you lean left, right, or straddle the U.S. political fence, The Capitol Steps will leave all parties laughing!

Before the show, enjoy dinner on the historic Woodstock Square at either Mia Passione or Public House of Woodstock with a price fixed dinner package. Dinner packages are $32 and include an appetizer, entrée, drink and dessert. 

Reserve your tickets here.

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The Creation of the Wizard of OZ
Jul
10
1:30 PM13:30

The Creation of the Wizard of OZ

Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four "second Tuesday" summer fundraising shows at 1:30 & 7 PM and one "second Tuesday"  Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House.  

The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy.   Mr. Troy will perform  "The Creation of The Sound Of Music"  on May 8th,   "The Creation of Fiddler On The Roof"  on June 12th,   "The Creation of The Wizard of Oz"  on July 10th,   "The Creation of West Side Story"  on August 14th, and "Making A List:  The Secular Songs of Christmas (1933-1952)"  on December 11th.   Mr. Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos,  original graphics,  edited audio tracks and video clips,  live performers,  and a scripted narrative. 

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival
Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival

The 33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from Noon-6 p.m., on Woodstock Square.

The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Corky Siegel. Corky is known internationally as one of the world's great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader, and author. Spook Handy will open the Festival and lead the All-Sing Finale.

Other Main Stage artists include Annie and the Hedonists (Annie Rosen, Jonny Rosen, Peter Davis, and Don Young); Gathering Time (Hillary Foxsong, Gerry McKeveny, and Stuart Markus) with guest Mara Levine; The Donna Herula, Jon Spiegel, & Chris Walz Trio; Crys MatthewsOrdinary Elephant (Crystal and Pete Damore); and Garnet Rogers.

There will also be a Children’s Area, Open Mic Stage, and Workshop. The Festival is made possible in part by Radio Partners WDCB/90.9FM, WFMT/98.7FM, and WNUR/893FM, the City of Woodstock, and Real Woodstock.

Learn more here.

 

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2018 Summer in the Park
Jul
18
to Jul 22

2018 Summer in the Park

Woodstock's signature event, Summer in the Park, will be held July 18-22, 2018 in beautiful Emricson Park.  Sponsored by the City of Woodstock, this five-day festival has something for everyone...music and concerts, children's entertainment, food court and beer garden, bouncies and other children's activities, pool party, bags tournament, Movie in the Park, and much more!  Come on out to Emricson Park this July and enjoy Summer in the Park.  Schedule of Events - Coming Soon! 

Sponsors, businesses, and not-for-profits are invited to participate and we always need volunteers, so come out and join the fun!  For more information or questions, to sponsor, participate, or volunteer, call (815)338-4301 or e-mail citymanager@woodstockil.gov. You can also get event details by liking us on Facebook.

Learn more here.

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Midwest Mozart Festival
Aug
5
to Aug 12

Midwest Mozart Festival

The 32nd annual Midwest Mozart Festival is gearing up for its two-concert run at the historic Woodstock Opera House on August 5 and 12. 

Come and be charmed by Mozart's Third Symphony his famous Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter"), and many other musical masterpieces at the Woodstock Opera House on Sunday, August 5 & 12.

More information here.

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The Creation of West Side Story
Aug
14
1:30 PM13:30

The Creation of West Side Story

Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four "second Tuesday" summer fundraising shows and one "second Tuesday"  Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House at 1:30 & 7 PM.

The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy.   Mr. Troy will perform  "The Creation of The Sound Of Music"  on May 8th,   "The Creation of Fiddler On The Roof"  on June 12th,   "The Creation of The Wizard of Oz"  on July 10th,   "The Creation of West Side Story"  on August 14th, and "Making A List:  The Secular Songs of Christmas (1933-1952)"  on December 11th.   Mr. Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos,  original graphics,  edited audio tracks and video clips,  live performers,  and a scripted narrative. 

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Lighting of the Square 2018
Nov
23
5:00 PM17:00

Lighting of the Square 2018

Woodstock's annual family holiday tradition, the Lighting of the Square, takes place on Friday, November 23 on the historic Woodstock Square.

At 7:00 PM, the flip of a giant switch will illuminate thousands of festive lights on the charming Woodstock Square, heralding the true beginning of Victorian Christmas and holiday celebrations in Woodstock. Come be a part of our tradition!

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Making A List: The Secular Songs of Christmas
Dec
11
1:30 PM13:30

Making A List: The Secular Songs of Christmas

Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four "second Tuesday" summer fundraising shows and one "second Tuesday"  Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House at 1:30 & 7 PM.  

The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy.   Mr. Troy will perform  "The Creation of The Sound Of Music"  on May 8th,   "The Creation of Fiddler On The Roof"  on June 12th,   "The Creation of The Wizard of Oz"  on July 10th,   "The Creation of West Side Story"  on August 14th, and "Making A List:  The Secular Songs of Christmas (1933-1952)"  on December 11th.   Mr. Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos,  original graphics,  edited audio tracks and video clips,  live performers,  and a scripted narrative. 

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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2018 Woodstock Folk Festival Spring Benefit Concert
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

2018 Woodstock Folk Festival Spring Benefit Concert

Come listen to great music and support the Woodstock Folk Festival!

On Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Unity Spiritual Center, the Woodstock Fold Festival will present a concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of “Earthrise,” with Tricia Alexander, Cabin Girls, Jessica Campbell & the Atrocious Poets, Bill Camplin, Kishwaukee Ramblers, Lee Murdock, and Anna Stange.

Proceeds benefit the 2018 Woodstock Folk Festival. Click here for more information.

 

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Jazz Night
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Night

Jazz on the Square's "Jazz Night" takes place on the first and third Fridays of every month at the Stage Left Cafe. Our mission is to provide great live jazz performance and education in Northern Illinois.

Starts at 8 PM.

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Woodstock High School INCubator Fundraiser
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Woodstock High School INCubator Fundraiser

#RealWoodstock is about growing the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders.

All are invited to Woodstock High School's Business INCubator fundraiser on Friday, April 20 from 6:00-9:00 PM, Facets Event Center at Studio 2015 Jewelry. INCubator students will present elevator pitches of their business concepts and network with members of the Woodstock community. Free pizza and beverages will be provided.

All proceeds support the continuation of the INCubator class. INCubator volunteer opportunities and mentor/coach positions are also available. 

To RSVP, contact Vanessa Buchanan at vbuchanan@wcusd200.org

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Melissa Hannon, Peace and Paws Dog Rescue: Accent on the Smiles
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Melissa Hannon, Peace and Paws Dog Rescue: Accent on the Smiles

As part of the Creative Living Series, Melissa Hannon is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday, April 19th, 2018.

How does a nonprofit run by a skeleton crew stay engaged with tens of thousands of social media fans? Peace and Paws co-founders Melissa and Bo Hannon have had remarkable success using the notion that people would rather laugh than cry. Recurring posts such as “Monday Morning Staff Meeting,” “Windowsill Wars” and “Tip of the Day” feature her dogs Giddy, Twinkle and Nugget wearing odd headgear and offering their (often sarcastic) thoughts on signboards created by humans. The resulting smiles and shares have gained the organization a Facebook following of over half a million animal lovers and resulted in the adoption of over 3,000 shelter dogs.

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
Apr
14
to Apr 21

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 at 7:00om
SATURDAY APRIL 14 at 7:00pm
SUNDAY APRIL 15 at 3pm
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 at 7:00pm

SATURDAY APRIL 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00pm

The combined talents of both Woodstock North and Woodstock High School Theatres have joined together to perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This high energy and visually stimulating musical is loved by all ages. The classic tale of Joseph and his many-colored coat told through the extraordinary music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyrics of Tim Rice, makes everyone energized! Come out and enjoy some of the greatest talent Woodstock D200 schools have to offer and get ready to GO GO JOE!

Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for Seniors and Students. They can be purchased at the box office or at www.seatyourself.biz/woodstocknorth. Box office phone # 815-334-2127 for questions.

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Great Lakes Steelpan Festival 2018
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Great Lakes Steelpan Festival 2018

The Great Lakes Steelpan Festival is the largest educational steelpan festival in the midwest. Guest artists from around the world come to Woodstock, IL to give educational workshops and perform in the evening concert!

Come to Creekside Middle School (3201 Hercules St) on Saturday, May 14 at 7 PM for a family friendly concert!

Learn more here.

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Blue Jeans & Bling
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Jeans & Bling

Come out for a relaxing night in your favorite pair of Blue Jeans at the Bull Valley Golf Club on Friday, April 13 at 6 PM. Bring your friends for a night of fun and benefit a great cause as you benefit the patients of the Health Partnership Clinic.

 

Learn more here.

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Senior Coffee
Apr
10
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Coffee

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to DROP IN at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more. Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Second Monday Film Club: Oscar Shorts
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Second Monday Film Club: Oscar Shorts

The Woodstock Theatre is screening all of the 2018 Nominated Shorts from the Oscars as part of the Second Monday Film Club. Showings will be Monday, April 9 at 1 & 7 PM.

 

Films include:

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS:

DeKalb Elementary,   Reed Vann Dyk     21 ms.
Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, GA.

 

The Eleven O’Clock     Derin Seale, Josh Lawson      13 ms.
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist.  As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

 

My Nephew Emmett    Kevin Wilson, Jr     20ms
At 2:30 am on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood.  Based on the true story of 1955 murder of Emmett Till.

 

The Silent Child   Chris Overton    20 ms
The Silent Child centers around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby, who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

 

Watu Wote / All of Us   Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen   22 ms
For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail. 

 

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Jazz Night
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Night

Jazz on the Square's "Jazz Night" takes place on the first and third Fridays of every month at the Stage Left Cafe. Our mission is to provide great live jazz performance and education in Northern Illinois.

Starts at 8 PM.

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Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Friday, April 6, 13, 20, at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 7, 14, 21, at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 8, 15, 22 at 2:00 PM

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Outside, there is the plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni.

TICKETS:  $24.00 Adults & $21.00 Students & Seniors

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Poetry Writing Workshop
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Writing Workshop

Poetry Writing Workshop
(Part of the One City, One Poet celebration)
Cost $25

Join us for a poetry-writing workshop led by Mojdeh Stoakley, Director of the National Poetry Slam, and Education Director for Poets with Class through the Poetry Center of Chicago. 

Mojdeh designs and delivers dynamic poetry programs as a teaching and touring artist. Her work is rooted in the belief that art has the greatest capacity to provide catalysts to healthy community conversations, assist individuals in managing the effects of trauma, and can effect great social and cognitive change.

This writing workshop will deepen your relationship with poetry, no matter your level of experience. 

Space is extremely limited, so register early! 

More details to follow in the coming weeks. Contact atrociouspoets@gmail.com if you’d like to participate.

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Senior Coffee
Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Coffee

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to DROP IN at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more. Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Senior Coffee
Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Coffee

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to DROP IN at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more. Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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Creedence Revived
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Creedence Revived

Creedence Revived is one of the most highly sought after CCR tribute bands in the world.  The group is made up of four of Chicago’s & LA’s most talented and eclectic musicians – including award-winning vocalist Rich Perez, world-renowned blues guitarist JD King, studio bassist Graham Czach, and drummer Tony Montana who has his own unique playing style.  With their incredible looks, dead-on-the-money vocals & high-energy show, Creedence Revived is stunning audiences from coast to coast with their incredible re-creation! It's a lifetime of unforgettable hits in a single night’s performance.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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Music Saves Lives
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Music Saves Lives

Music Saves Lives, the message in music can change the way someone thinks entirely. Music makes movements and creates positive change. Music Saves Lives is a show about the message in the music.

Tickets will be $15 online(with promo code, reach out to the artists) and $20 at the door. VIP tickets will be $45 and that will come with a vip band that will allow you into the green room and give you access to our modello on tap for the entire night(or until the keg runs out)! Along with a raffle. There will only be a very limited amount of these given out. Along with a few other surprises. 
 

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Look and See: A portrait of Wendall Berry
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Look and See: A portrait of Wendall Berry

The Land Conservancy, in partnership with McHenry County College Sustainability Center, is hosting the film on Thursday,  March 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McHenry County College, 8900 NW Highway (Luecht Conference Center). The screening is followed by a reception featuring people involved in the local food movement.

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Senior Coffee
Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Coffee

The City of Woodstock invites seniors to DROP IN at the Stage Left Café (next to the Opera House) every Tuesday for coffee and more. Each week will bring a special activity, speaker, food or game. Take this opportunity to get out and socialize with your friends or just hang out and learn about your community.

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2018 Shamrocked Streetfest
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

2018 Shamrocked Streetfest

On Saturday March 18th, 2017 Shamrocked Streetfest takes over Benton Street on the Woodstock Square for an all-day event celebrating everything we love about St. Patrick's Day.

Featuring Modern Day Romeos, GooRoos, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama performing under our heated tent - don't worry about rain.Of course we'll have beer and food all day long - the event starts at noon! Don't want to drive? We're right across the street from the Woodstock Metra Station.

Don't miss the bags tournament (No Professionals) - guaranteed $500 minimum prize. Register online at https://www.dccobbs.net/bags and get a FREE Tshirt!

Sponsored by D.C. Cobb's, Benton Street Tap, The Cabin, and Main Street Pourhouse.

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Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairing with Begyle Brewing
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chocolate and Craft Beer Pairing with Begyle Brewing

Join Ethereal Confections and Begyle Brewing for a Craft Beer + Chocolate pairing here in our store! Get your tickets now and experience local chocolate and locally brewed beer with us! 

Space is limited to 25 people. Get your tickets now! 

Select pick up for shipping option. Tickets are will call. 

$35
TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

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Mary Skinner:  Irena Sendler: In the Name of their Mothers
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Mary Skinner: Irena Sendler: In the Name of their Mothers

As part of the Creative Living Series. Mary Skinner is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday, March 15th at 10 AM.

Filmmaker Mary Skinner, the daughter of a Polish World War II orphan, spent seven years making Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers. The documentary tells the story of Polish social worker Irena Sendler, who was part of a clandestine network of social workers and nuns. Working together to outwit the Nazis, they were able to save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto and almost certain death at Treblinka. Skinner recorded over 70 hours of interviews with Sendler and other eyewitnesses to history, including people who were active in the Polish Resistance. The award-winning film had its National PBS premiere in 2011 on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the box office or here.

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Second Monday Film Club: The Square
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Second Monday Film Club: The Square

The Second Monday Film Club will be showing "The Square" at the Woodstock Theatre on the Woodstock Square! 

Come see this film about a respected curator of a contemporary art museum. As he prepares for his new installation the pieces of his life begin to fall apart and challenge him until he comes to an existential crisis.

Head to the Woodstock Theatre for this film on Monday, March 12 at 1 & 7 PM.

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Rick Embach Duo at Mia Passione
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Rick Embach Duo at Mia Passione

Come out for a night of home cooked food and jazz when the Rick Embach Duo with Jim Seidel on Bass performs live at Mia Passione Saturday, March 3 & 10 at 7 PM.

 

There will be free valet parking at Mia Passione on Friday and Saturday nights after 5 PM. Use the Benton St. entrance!

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