Life Drawing
May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Life Drawing

Join us for life drawing every Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:30pm as well as on select Saturdays. There will be both nude and clothed models. This session Celeste will pose nude. All skill levels are welcome and additional instruction is available!

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Wooden Sign Painting Workshop
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Wooden Sign Painting Workshop

Register you and your friends for a tasty, fun and crafty night! Creative Expressions is having a DIY wooden sign painting workshop where you’ll have a great time painting a masterpiece to take home with you!

Choose from any of our designs or have us custom design something for you! Cost depends on size of sign you pick ranging from $50- $120 and custom designs may cost an additional $20 for design time.
See Sizes, Prices and Designs Here!

Registration is required and materials are provided.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Movie & Trivia
May
22
6:45 PM18:45

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House for this screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka's magical factory. One after another, tickets are discovered by ghastly children - but will the lad find the last remaining one and have all his dreams come true?

Trivia at 6:45pm
Screening at 7pm

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Open Mic Night
May
24
to May 25

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

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Cesare Salad and the Spicy Croutons
May
24
to May 25

Cesare Salad and the Spicy Croutons

Come see Cesare Salad and the Spicy Croutons live! Their three piece power trio plays a mix of blues standards and classic rock that keeps people dancing all night long. Cesare’s performance history includes playing bass for Epic recording artist Mike Tafoya and The Boyzz (from Illinois), he’s also shared the stage with Michael Angleo Batio (world’s fastest guitarist), Jim Sohns (The Shadows of Knight), Cliff Johnson (Off Broadway) and Jimmy Nick & Don’t Tell Mama.

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Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum, Military Burials and Childrens' Home Plots Tour
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum, Military Burials and Childrens' Home Plots Tour

The library will conduct a tour of military personnel in and around the Mausoleum. Following will be a tour of the recently dedicated Children’s Home Area. Tour departs from the Olson School Parking Lot (720 West Judd Street).

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Glennie Strucks: Sidewalk Prophet / Book Signing with Glen Myron
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Glennie Strucks: Sidewalk Prophet / Book Signing with Glen Myron

Glen Myron has experienced homelessness for over seven years. His life experiences inspired his writings, which were published for the first time in October of 2018. His book, Glennie Strucks: Sidewalk Prophet, gives us a rare look into the heart of a man and his life on the street. This book is one of few that have ever been written from this perspective—one that will move you emotionally and change the way you think about homelessness.

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Coriolanus - A Live Theatre Broadcast
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Coriolanus - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of Coriolanus starring Andre Sills and Directed by Robert Lepage. Lepage is a genre-defying theatre artist and Sills, “a magnetic and imposing actor” (The New York Times). The stellar cast delivers “performances that send shivers down the spine” (The Globe and Mail). Lepage takes the story of the rise and fall of a legendary general who must face off against the angry Roman mob and infuses it with the energy of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring. 

“By resetting dialogue-heavy scenes as talk radio gabfests and representing the uninformed mob as anonymous voices on social media, Robert Lepage helps clarify Shakespeare’s portrait of a world, like ours, overwhelmed with insincerity” (The New York Times). He “wrangles a difficult play into a heart-stopping narrative” (Chicago Tribune), “rendering a clear and cinematic version that’s riveting, invigorating and smart” (The Globe and Mail). “Rarely has Lepage’s reputation as a cinematic theatremaker been more earned” (Toronto Star).

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Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts:

Antony & Cleopatra - Saturday, June 1 at 7pm
King Lear - Sunday, June 16 at 2pm
All About Eve - Saturday, July 6 at 7pm
The Tempest - Saturday, July 27 at 7pm
Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet) - Saturday, August 3 at 7pm
Hamlet - Sunday, August 25 at 2pm
The Audience - Sunday, September 8 at 2pm

Subscription Packages Available.

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Memorial Day Ride for the Fallen
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Memorial Day Ride for the Fallen

Grab your motorcycle and join us on a Memorial Day Ride for the Fallen, brought to you courtesy of the red, white and blue in honor of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. This run is to show respect and patriotism.

Riders will meet at Niko's Red Mill Tavern at 10am for a complementary food buffet and National Anthem followed by kick stands up at 11am and runs to Cary off Route 14 for the Veterans Network Committee Flag display. The ride will return to Niko's for live music at 2pm.

Although there is no cost to ride, we do request that you register by May 20 so attendance can be recorded. Please register with Randy at RGranath47@aol.com or 815-875-0159.

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Beth Horner / Three American Soldiers - Three American Stories
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Beth Horner / Three American Soldiers - Three American Stories

From the diary and family stories of a Civil War soldier, interviews with a WWII Bataan Death March survivor and the letters and e-mails of an Iraq Gold Star Veteran, Beth Horner tells powerful stories of three American soldiers.

A National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Oracle Award winner, Beth has been sought after as a storytelling performance and teaching artist since 1983. She has performed multiple times at the National Storytelling Festival, on Live From National Geographic, at Miami’s International Art of Storytelling Festival, and most recently served as narrative consultant for NASA/Johnson Space Center’s Story Mining project for which she collected the stories of the scientists behind the Apollo Space Missions.

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Senior Cafe
May
28
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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History Book Club - Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

History Book Club - Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes

Join us as we discuss Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems and many other devices possible.

Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387 for a "secret communication system." Along the way Rhodes weaves together Hollywood’s golden era, the history of Vienna, 1920s Paris, weapons design, music, a tutorial on patent law and a brief treatise on transmission technology. Narrated with the rigor and charisma we've come to expect of Rhodes, it is a remarkable narrative adventure about spread-spectrum radio's genesis and unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world.

The History Book Club meets on the last Monday of every month. New members are always welcome!

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Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

Join us for A Cinema Event Documentary as we watch Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies. You’ll experience Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist's work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland.

The Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vicenza, Amid Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies, with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan from the Kröller-Müller Museum, lends the basis of this program, revealing Van Gogh's art and his genius, while allowing audiences to understand the importance of drawing as part of his craft.

Van Gogh's seemingly instinctive canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies very rarely exhibited - not just sketches but stunning works of art in and of themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterize the style and strokes in Van Gogh's paintings can already be seen.

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Upcoming Cinema Event Documentaries:

Cavaggio: The Soul and the Blood - Thursday, June 27 at 7pm
Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche - Thursday, July 25 at 7pm
Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light - Thursday, August 29 at 7pm

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Terry Byrne
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Terry Byrne

Terry Byrne is back for another solo performance you don’t want to miss! Byrne is a talented folk/blues/rock singer songwriter from Chicago. Influenced at an early age by acts like Dylan, Cash, and The Beatles; Terry has developed an authentic and tastefully nostalgic piano bar/blues sound that appeals to all!

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Miss Woodstock 2019
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Miss Woodstock 2019

Join us for the 71st Annual Scholarship Pageant as we crown our 2019 Queens. The Miss Woodstock Scholarship has been a staple in our community since 1948. Over the years, more than sixty young women have vied for a title that would earn them a scholarship to aide their continuing education. This is not your typical pageant; this is a long time Woodstock tradition. The Little Miss Woodstock program benefit girls between the ages of 8 and 12 who are Woodstock residents.

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Kid's Joke-a-Thon
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Kid's Joke-a-Thon

Join us for some laughs at the Kid’s Joke-a-Thon. There will be dancing, singing and, of course, open-mic comedy! The show features kids ages 5-14. Please bring canned soup as a donation to the food pantry.

No Ticket Required - Open to the Public

Have a child who would like to be in the show?
Contact Donna Dickinson (847) 528-3942

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Antony & Cleopatra - A Live Theatre Broadcast
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Antony & Cleopatra - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of Antony & Cleopatra starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo and directed by Simon Godwin. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

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Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts:

King Lear - Sunday, June 16 at 2pm
All About Eve - Saturday, July 6 at 7pm
The Tempest - Saturday, July 27 at 7pm
Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet) - Saturday, August 3 at 7pm
Hamlet - Sunday, August 25 at 2pm
The Audience - Sunday, September 8 at 2pm

Subscription Packages Available.

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Magic at the Cafe with Dennis Christie
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Magic at the Cafe with Dennis Christie

Join us for a mystical night of illusions, perfect for families, date night or just a fun night out with friends every first Saturday of the month.

Dennis Christie M.D. (Master Deceptionist) amazes both young and old with his jaw-dropping performances. He’s won over scores of people with his fun-loving, laid back and approachable personality. His mentalism skills, illusions and close-up magic leave people mind-blown! Join Dennis for an evening of close-up magic, drinks and fun at the Stage Left Cafe.

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Blue Lotus Temple Open House
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Blue Lotus Temple Open House

  • Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple & Meditation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you been curious about The Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple & Meditation Center? Come by for their free open house as they welcome the Woodstock community. They’ll be giving away gifts and you’ll have a chance to meet the kind, caring and welcoming monks from Sri Lanka. The Blue Lotus Temple’s mission is to promote individual peace of mind, compassion for all beings, spiritual growth and an ethical way of life based on Buddhist principles. All guests can be assured no one will ever be pressured to join our community.

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Fantasy Book Club - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Jun
3
7:00 PM19:00

Fantasy Book Club - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Join us as we discuss Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…

The Fantasy Book Club meets on the first Monday of every other month. New members are always welcome!

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Senior Cafe
Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Films:

Trolls - June 12
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies - June 19
Smallfoot - June 26
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - July 3
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - July 10
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - July 17
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch - July 24
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - July 31
Wonder Park - August 7

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Life Drawing
Jun
5
5:30 PM17:30

Life Drawing

Join us for life drawing every Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:30pm as well as on select Saturdays. There will be both nude and clothed models. All skill levels are welcome and additional instruction is available!

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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McHenry Lawyers for Justice Celebration with P B & J
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

McHenry Lawyers for Justice Celebration with P B & J

Have fun and do good at the same time! Join us for our McHenry Lawyers for Justice Celebration. Relax with friends and enjoy live music, all for the benefit of Prairie State Legal Services!

P B & J is a country rock band that covers in their own unique style for bands such as John Prine, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, The Jayhawks, Jimmy Buffet and Marshall Tucker.

Appetizers Included / Cash Bar

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Contact Rus for Sponsorship Information

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Brunchology / Queen Hosted Brunch
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Brunchology / Queen Hosted Brunch

Come celebrate Pride Fest in Woodstock by joining the Haus of Plastic for their inaugural Brunchology! Brunch includes breakfast from Church St Cafe and a show! The meal comes with pancakes, sausage links, potatoes, cheesy eggs and a fruit cup. Guests over 21 will also receive a mimosa on the house and those under 21 will receive orange juice.

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The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty has been a favorite of ballet companies worldwide since 1890. It brings together the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and much of the original choreography of Marius Petipa. This visual delight for the senses is based on the wonderful fairytale of the princess who slept for 100 years written by Charles Perrault. Judith Svalander Dance Theatre dancers, together with children and adults from the community - in stunning costumes and with delightful charm - will bring this time-honored fairy tale to life. If you have enjoyed "The Nutcracker" on this historic stage, you are sure to find something equally entertaining in this full-length ballet.

Showtimes:

Saturday, June 8 at 2pm
Saturday, June 8 at 7pm

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Broadway Now
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Broadway Now

Join us for this Second Saturday Concert Series to return to Broadway with Broadway Now, A Cabaret of Current Broadway Hits! Featuring a collection of songs from recent Broadway hits, join our performers as we celebrate the resilience of the human spirit in true musical theatre fashion! Directed by Billy Seger.

More Information to Come!

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The Public
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

The Public

Second Monday Film Club presents The Public at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre. An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

Showtimes:
Matinee at 1pm
Evening at 7pm

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Senior Cafe
Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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Trolls
Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Trolls

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Films:

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies - June 19
Smallfoot - June 26
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - July 3
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - July 10
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - July 17
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch - July 24
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - July 31
Wonder Park - August 7

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Open Mic Night
Jun
14
to Jun 15

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

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A Few Good Men
Jun
14
to Jun 30

A Few Good Men

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

Showtimes:
Friday, June 14 at 8pm
Saturday, June 15 at 8pm
Friday, June 21 at 8pm
Saturday, June 22 at 8pm
Sunday, June 23 at 2pm
Friday, June 28 at 8pm
Saturday, June 29 at 8pm
Sunday, June 30 at 2pm

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In the Stix
Jun
15
to Jun 16

In the Stix

  • Niko's Red Mill Tavern (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In The Stix is one of the hottest Modern Country cover bands to emerge out of Chicagoland area. The band members are a talented, highly cohesive unit, with a great stage presence that’s full of energy. Each member of the band comes from a slightly different background of music, but the one thing they all have in common is that they love country music.

Inspired by touring acts such as Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser etc, the band works to get you fired up, moving, dancing to the beat and involved in the show. Their goal is to give you a musical experience of “Rockin’ Modern Country Music at Its Best” every time out and keep you comin’ back for more!

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King Lear - A Live Theatre Broadcast
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

King Lear - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of King Lear starring Ian McKellan and directed by Jonathan Munby. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

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Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts:

All About Eve - Saturday, July 6 at 7pm
The Tempest - Saturday, July 27 at 7pm
Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet) - Saturday, August 3 at 7pm
Hamlet - Sunday, August 25 at 2pm
The Audience - Sunday, September 8 at 2pm

Subscription Packages Available.

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Above the Barre Dance Academy
Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Above the Barre Dance Academy

Join us for Above the Barre Dance Academy and Guest’s Inaugural Showcase as they take the stage for the first time as McHenry County's newest dance studio! They are thrilled to present costumed choreographic pieces in ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, contemporary and jazz dance. These talented dancers are looking forward to performing for family, friends and dance enthusiasts alike. It will be a night celebrating a season's worth of hard work and dancing with distinction!

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Senior Cafe
Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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The Creation of Cabaret
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Cabaret

Join us for The Creation of Cabaret! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! 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.

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Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
Jun
19
9:00 AM09:00

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Films:

Smallfoot - June 26
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - July 3
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - July 10
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - July 17
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch - July 24
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - July 31
Wonder Park - August 7

Learn More Here!

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Original Open Mic Party
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Party

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

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Newsies - Movie & Trivia
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Newsies - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House, for this screening of Newsies. This special screening will be free and take place on the Woodstock Square! In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly (Christian Bale) befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers David (David Moscow) and Les Jacobs (Luke Edwards). When publisher Joseph Pulitzer (Robert Duvall) sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton (Bill Pullman), a journalist who's sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys' battle grips the city.

Trivia at 8:00pm
Screening at 8:30pm

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Senior Cafe
Jun
25
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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.

Learn More Here!

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Smallfoot
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

Smallfoot

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Films:

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax - July 3
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - July 10
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - July 17
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch - July 24
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - July 31
Wonder Park - August 7

Learn More Here!

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Cavaggio: The Soul and the Blood
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Cavaggio: The Soul and the Blood

Join us for A Cinema Event Documentary as we watch Cavaggio: The Soul and the Blood. You’ll take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio. Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. These evocative moments, thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques, allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets Here!

Upcoming Cinema Event Documentaries:

Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche - Thursday, July 25 at 7pm
Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light - Thursday, August 29 at 7pm

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Open Mic Night
Jun
28
to Jun 29

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

Learn More Here!

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Senior Cafe
Jul
2
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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.

Learn More Here!

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Jul
3
9:00 AM09:00

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Films:

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - July 10
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - July 17
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch - July 24
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - July 31
Wonder Park - August 7

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Life Drawing
Jul
3
5:30 PM17:30

Life Drawing

Join us for life drawing every Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:30pm as well as on select Saturdays. There will be both nude and clothed models. All skill levels are welcome and additional instruction is available!

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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All About Eve - A Live Theatre Broadcast
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

All About Eve - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James and directed by Ivo Van Hove. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve, her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

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Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts:

The Tempest - Saturday, July 27 at 7pm
Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet) - Saturday, August 3 at 7pm
Hamlet - Sunday, August 25 at 2pm
The Audience - Sunday, September 8 at 2pm

Subscription Packages Available.

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Apollo 11
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Apollo 11

Second Monday Film Club presents Apollo 11 at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre. Crafted from newly discovered 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission - the one that first put men on the moon.

Showtimes:
Matinee at 1pm
Evening at 7pm

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Senior Cafe
Jul
9
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Jul
10
9:00 AM09:00

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
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Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Films:

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - July 17
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch - July 24
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - July 31
Wonder Park - August 7

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Disney's Frozen Jr.
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Disney's Frozen Jr.

Disney’s Frozen Jr. will take Woodstock by storm! The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical. It brings Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Showtimes:

Friday, July 12 at 2pm (Library Program)
Friday, July 12 at 7pm
Saturday, July 13 at 2pm
Saturday, July 13 at 7pm
Sunday, July 14 at 2pm

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Open Mic Night
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

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Veterans Network Committee Honor Flight Fundraiser Bike Run
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Veterans Network Committee Honor Flight Fundraiser Bike Run

As a recognized Honor Flight Network Hub, Veterans Network Committee Honor Flight of Northern and Western Illinois sends Veterans to Washington DC every year to see the Memorials and Monuments erected in their honor. This program is funded by the generous donations of our sponsors and the fundraisers our organization has throughout the year. The trips are for three or four days and are at no cost to the Veterans.

This year, Woodstock Harley Davidson and Niko's Red Mill Tavern are partnering up with VNC to help raise funds to support their cause and our Vets. The ride begins with breakfast at Woodstock Harley Davidson, kick stands up at 11am and a scenic route through the country. The ride ends back at Niko’s Red Mill Tavern for raffles, live music and fun. Come show your support to our country and the ones who fought to make it great!

Please register with Randy at RGranath47@aol.com or 815-875-0159 by July 8th. Cost is $20 per rider.

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Senior Cafe
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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The Creation of Showboat
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Showboat

Join us for The Creation of Showboat! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! 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.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Films:

Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch - July 24
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - July 31
Wonder Park - August 7

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Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle - Movie & Trivia
Jul
18
6:45 PM18:45

Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House, for this screening of Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle. This special screening will be free and take place on the Woodstock Square! Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.

Trivia at 6:45pm
Screening at 7pm

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Original Open Mic Party
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Party

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

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Robbie Fulks
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks learned guitar from his dad, banjo from Earl Scruggs and John Hartford records and fiddle (long since laid down in disgrace) on his own. In the mid-1980s he moved to Chicago and joined Greg Cahill’s Special Consensus Bluegrass Band, with whom he made one record (Hole in My Heart, Turquoise, 1989) and toured constantly. Since then he has gone on to create a multifarious career in music. As a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer and songwriter, his 2017 album Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for folk album and American roots song (“Alabama At Night”).

“Robbie Fulks is hotter than a Gatling gun! A masterly, multifaceted songwriter who can belt out hip-shaking honky tonk, honeydew pop and chilling little ballads with an unrivaled skill and spirit. So good, he's scary.” - Chicago Tribune

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Senior Cafe
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch
Jul
24
9:00 AM09:00

Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Films:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - July 31
Wonder Park - August 7

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Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche

Join us for A Cinema Event Documentary as we watch Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche. The film recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890's for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition.

At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé and dear friend Egon Schiele. This exhibition proves an in-depth examination of images of extraordinary visual power: from the eroticism of Klimt's mosaic-like works, to the anguished and raw work of the young Schiele in his magnetic nudes and contorted figures against the backdrop of nocturnal Vienna, full of masked balls and dreams imbued with sexuality.

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Upcoming Cinema Event Documentary:

Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light - Thursday, August 29 at 7pm

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Open Mic Night
Jul
26
to Jul 27

Open Mic Night

Join us for Off Square Music’s Open Mic Night on the second and fourth Fridays each month! The evening begins at 7pm and runs until around midnight with performers playing 15-minute slots. The featured performer is on from 8:30-9pm.

To sign up, contact Keith Johnson at (815) 338-5164.

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The Tempest - A Live Theatre Broadcast
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Tempest - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for a Live Theatre Broadcast of The Tempest starring Martha Henry and directed by Antoni Cimolino. In Shakespeare’s great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. But what revenge does she mean to take?

“Magic is in the air” (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival’s latest production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, “an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes” (The New York Times). “The real magic and grandeur come from Martha Henry as Prospero” (The New York Times). She is “one of the true greats” (Chicago Tribune), giving a performance full of “passion and power” (The Globe and Mail). “She’s riveting from her first moments on stage” (Postmedia). “The poetry emerging from her lips is something to behold” (Now Magazine).

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Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts:

Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet) - Saturday, August 3 at 7pm
Hamlet - Sunday, August 25 at 2pm
The Audience - Sunday, September 8 at 2pm

Subscription Packages Available.

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AudioDrive
Jul
27
to Jul 28

AudioDrive

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Join us for some Rock N Roll and see AudioDrive live! AudioDrive covers Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Firehouse, Starship, Whitesnake and many more great bands from the 70s and 80s through today! They shine with excellent vocals, killer guitars and a thunderous rhythm section that knows no bounds. The band invites the audience to become part of every show. From dancing onstage to singing with the band, every night is filled with energy and excitement!

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A Little Princess
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

A Little Princess

In a program sure to delight all ages, the Woodstock Dance Academy presents an original ballet, A Little Princess, based on the beloved classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Sara Crewe, a wealthy “little princess,” must use her inner resources of kindness, imagination and generosity to overcome hardship.

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Senior Cafe
Jul
30
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Jul
31
9:00 AM09:00

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

Upcoming Film:

Wonder Park - August 7

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Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet) - A Live Theatre Broadcast
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet) - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet). Music by Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin and Igor Stravinsky. Choreography by Alberto Alonso and Edward Clug.

Carmen: Impetuous Carmen seduces Don José in order to convince him to let her out of jail. Once outside, she thinks she’s finally free before realizing that she’s in fact prisoner of a love triangle: she wants to be with the famous Torero Escamillo, but she can’t make Don José go away.

Petruska: At Saint-Petersburg’s carnival, three puppets are playing the same role over and over: the unhappy lover Petrushka, the coquette and a Moor. Fed up with this endless part that never goes well for him, Petrushka attacks his rival and flees from the puppets theater.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, was founded in 1776 and to this day remains a spearhead of Russian culture as one of the largest and most celebrated ballet companies in the world. For the 8th consecutive season, the Bolshoi Ballet opens its doors to viewers across the world to attend their outstanding performances in more than 1,700 cinemas internationally.

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Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts:

Hamlet - Sunday, August 25 at 2pm
The Audience - Sunday, September 8 at 2pm

Subscription Packages Available.

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Wonder Park
Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

Wonder Park

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the whole family for the Wintrust Morning Movie Series where you can see family-friendly movies for just $1 on select Wednesdays throughout the summer! Theatre staff and local community organizers will have activities to entertain movie-goers before the film starts. Special group rates and reservations are available.

Doors Open at 9am
Screening at 10am

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Horn from the Heart
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Horn from the Heart

Second Monday Film Club presents Horn from the Heart at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre. Horn from the Heart is a documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white, teenage harmonica player from Chicago's south side, Paul learned from the original black masters performing nightly in his own backyard.

There will be a special post-screening Q&A with director John Anderson and blues musician and composter Corky Siegel.

Showtimes:
Matinee at 1pm
Evening at 7pm

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The Creation of Chicago
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Chicago

Join us for The Creation of Chicago! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! 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.

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Gaelic Storm
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Gaelic Storm

The Multi-National Celtic Juggernaut Returns! Gaelic Storm returns for an evening of that special Celtic brew that only they can deliver. Hot off their latest album, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. The album has everything—party drinking songs, patriotic anthems, beautiful folk songs, spritely instrumentals, perfectly poppy songs and even a raucous pirate tune. After two decades and over 2000 shows, Gaelic Storm it is a true force to be reckoned with. From their storytelling, to their instrumentals and passion for the music, Gaelic Storm is gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish rock band, whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative and not to be missed.

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The Blues Brothers - Movie & Trivia
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Blues Brothers - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House, for this screening of The Blues Brothers. This special screening will be free and take place outdoors on the Woodstock Square! After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) -- collectively known as the "Blues Brothers." Jake's first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.

Trivia at 8:00pm
Screening at 8:30pm

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Hamlet - A Live Theatre Broadcast
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Hamlet - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Lyndsey Turner. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcast:

The Audience - Sunday, September 8 at 2pm

Subscription Packages Available.

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Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

Join us for A Cinema Event Documentary as we watch Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light. We’ll voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces.

An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of the museums that house the largest collections of the prolific artist's lilies paintings including the Musée Marmottan Monet, the Orsay Museum, the world-famous panels at L'Orangerie and concluding with Monet's own house and gardens at Giverny, the site where his fascination for water lilies was born.

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The Audience - A Live Theatre Broadcast
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

The Audience - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of The Audience starring Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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The Creation of Wicked
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Wicked

Join us for The Creation of Wicked! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! 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.

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Rent - Movie & Trivia
Sep
18
6:45 PM18:45

Rent - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House for this screening of Rent! In this musical, set at the dawn of the 1990s, a group of New Yorkers struggle with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community. Mark (Anthony Rapp), an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger (Adam Pascal), an HIV-positive musician, scramble for money to pay rent to their landlord and former roommate, Benny (Taye Diggs). Meanwhile, their friend Tom (Jesse L. Martin), a professor, has fallen for Angel (Wilson Jermaine Heredia), who is slowly dying of AIDS.

Trivia at 6:45pm
Screening at 7pm

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Little Shop of Horrors - Movie & Trivia
Oct
30
6:45 PM18:45

Little Shop of Horrors - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House for this screening of Little Shop of Horrors. Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey's boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin's accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

Trivia at 6:45pm
Screening at 7pm

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Elf - Movie & Trivia
Nov
27
6:45 PM18:45

Elf - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House for this screening of Elf! Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Trivia at 6:45pm
Screening at 7pm

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Polar Express - Movie & Trivia
Dec
4
6:45 PM18:45

Polar Express - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House for this screening of Polar Express! Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Trivia at 6:45pm
Screening at 7pm

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White Christmas (A Sing Along) - Movie & Trivia
Dec
18
6:45 PM18:45

White Christmas (A Sing Along) - Movie & Trivia

Join us for Movies at the Opera House for this special sing along screening of White Christmas. With all the lyrics on screen, you’ll be able to dream of a White Christmas right alongside Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney in the beloved 1954 film.

In this classic film, two popular song-and-dance duos - Wallace & Davis and The Haynes Sisters - fall in love while helping an old friend save his Vermont lodge. Sing along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen at these special screenings of this beloved Christmas classic. 

Trivia at 6:45pm
Screening at 7pm

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Senior Cafe
May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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Evening Book Club - Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Book Club - Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Join us as we discuss Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires.

Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with race, identity politics and the contemporary middle class in this “vivid, fast, funny, way-smart, and verbally inventive” (George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo) collection.

Each captivating story plunges headfirst into the lives of utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous—two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids’ backpacks—while others are devastatingly poignant. In the title story, when a cosplayer, dressed as his favorite anime character, is mistaken for a violent threat the consequences are dire; in another story, a teen struggles between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with so-called black culture.

Thompson-Spires fearlessly shines a light on the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship. Boldly resisting categorization and easy answers, Nafissa Thompson-Spires “has taken the best of what Toni Cade Bambara, Morgan Parker and Junot Díaz do plus a whole lot of something we’ve never seen in American literature, blended it all together...giving us one of the finest short-story collections” (Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division).

The Evening Book Club meets on the third Monday of every month. New members are always welcome!

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Battle Against Buckthorn & Its Buddies: How-To For Homeowners
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Battle Against Buckthorn & Its Buddies: How-To For Homeowners

Want some practical tips on how to rid your property of invasive tree species such as buckthorn and honeysuckle? Join Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy to learn how to control these species, as well as native tree and shrub replacement recommendations. Attendees will also learn about the Conservation@Home program and how our local native flora can make a difference to the ecological health of McHenry County.

Register online, by phone at (815) 338-0542 or in person at the Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street).

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Amy Yore
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Amy Yore

Come party on the patio for an Amy Yore acoustic set. Amy Yore, from Woodstock, will move you with her powerful vocals, covers of songs like Jolene and originals good enough for radio, plus, it's her birthday too! Join us for some fun here off the historic Woodstock Square for a true gem of an artist.

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Dennis Christie - Master Deceptionist
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Dennis Christie - Master Deceptionist

Come experience a sense of child-like wonder as the lines of reality are blurred before your eyes! Dennis Christie M.D. (Master Deceptionist) amazes both young and old with his jaw-dropping performances. He’s won over scores of people with his fun-loving, laid back and approachable personality. His mentalism skills, illusions and close-up magic leave people mind-blown!

Dennis captivates audiences all around the country at events both big and small. He has been investigating the Art of Truth and Deception for over 20 years and was the In-house Magician at Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort for over 5 years. The show is family friendly and suitable for all ages but will be best understood and most enjoyed by mature children, teens and adults.

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Bella Cain
May
17
9:00 PM21:00

Bella Cain

Bella Cain is excited to be back to kick off the outside season. They’re a high-energy Top 40 Country Band with a musical twist that has propelled them to the top of the regional music scene with superb musicianship, high level talent and unmatched stage presence. They have a new and exciting show in store with new tunes, horn section, video and effects. Grab your friends for a fun night!

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The Madness of George III - A Live Theatre Broadcast
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Madness of George III - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of The Madness of George III starring Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough, written by Adam Penford and directed by Alan Bennett. Set in 1788, King George III (played by Mark Gatiss) is the most powerful man in the world. However, his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic; and his mind unravels at a dramatic pace. As the Queen (played by Debra Gillett) and Prime Minister (played by Nicholas Bishop) attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects, royal doctors – among them Dr Willis (played by Adrian Scarborough) – hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments. Ambitious politicians and the scheming prince begin a power struggle, endangering the stability of the crown.

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Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts:

Coriolanus - Saturday, May 25 at 7pm
Antony & Cleopatra - Saturday, June 1 at 7pm
King Lear - Sunday, June 16 at 2pm
All About Eve - Saturday, July 6 at 7pm
The Tempest - Saturday, July 27 at 7pm
Carmen Suite / Petrushka (Bolshoi Ballet) - Saturday, August 3 at 7pm
Hamlet - Sunday, August 25 at 2pm
The Audience - Sunday, September 8 at 2pm

Subscription Packages Available.

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Original Open Mic Party
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Original Open Mic Party

A Place to Shine Music and Off Square Music have teamed up to produce an evening of original work by local and regional songwriters, poets, storytellers and composers on the third Thursday of every month. Artists perform in 10 minute slots. The event is hosted by Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Keith Johnson. 

Advanced Sign-Up Required / All Levels Welcome
To sign up, please email or call Cassandra Vohs-Demann at (847) 507-1352

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Life Drawing
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Life Drawing

Join us for life drawing every Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:30pm as well as on select Saturdays. There will be both nude and clothed models. This session Celeste will be posing nude. All skill levels are welcome and additional instruction is available!

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Woodstock High School Career & Technology Showcase featuring the INCubator Pitch Night
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Woodstock High School Career & Technology Showcase featuring the INCubator Pitch Night

Come support Woodstock High School students as they compete for real investment money! The Business INCubator curriculum fosters student learning about ideation, product planning, customer discovery, experimentation, financing, sales planning and marketing. It’s a unique experience unlike anything offered at the high school level. Students in the Business INCubator class are carefully divided into teams and collaborate to launch a start-up business. Each group is matched with mentors and coaches from the community who are business professionals, entrepreneurs or content experts who have had business success in the real world.

Students have spent the past nine months learning how to become entrepreneurs and each group is ready for the culminating experience of pitching their business idea to a board of advisors. The board may invest in any team if they believe in the idea, and most importantly, believe in the team of students. Come watch the Business INCubator students pitch their ideas from 6-8pm for the third annual Business INCubator Pitch Night.

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The Creation of Guys and Dolls
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Creation of Guys and Dolls

Join us for The Creation of Guys and Dolls! Musical Theatre historian Charles Troy's multimedia presentation is both entertaining and educational, and filled with surprising twists! 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.

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Senior Cafe
May
14
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cafe

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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Progressives Book Club - West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House Edited by Gautam Raghavan
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Progressives Book Club - West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House Edited by Gautam Raghavan

Join us as we discuss West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House Edited by Gautam Raghavan.

When we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country. Each of these staffers has a story to tell, and in West Wingers, Barack Obama’s White House staff reveals how these extraordinary citizens shape the presidency and the nation.

In these moving and revealing personal stories, eighteen Obama staffers bring us deep inside the presidency, offering intimate accounts of how they made it to the White House, what they witnessed and what they accomplished there. We hear from a married gay staffer pushing the president towards marriage equality; a senior aide working to implement the Affordable Care Act while battling Stage IV cancer; a hijab-wearing Muslim adviser accompanying the President to a mosque. In each one we see the human face of government, staffers devoting themselves to the issues that have defined their lives. From the triumphs of Obamacare and marriage equality to the tragedy of the Charleston shooting, this book tells the history of the Obama presidency through the men and women who worked tirelessly to support his vision for America. More than just a history though, West Wingers is an inspiring call to arms for public service, a testament to the possibility of real social change and a powerful demonstration of what true diversity, inclusivity and progress can look like in America.

Progressives Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month with a focus on books that explore issues like race, progressive politics, environmental activism and equal rights for all.

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The Divide
May
13
1:00 PM13:00

The Divide

Second Monday Film Club presents The Divide at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre. The Divide is an unconventional western, set in 1976, that delves into Alzheimer's at a time when very little was known about the disease.

Showtimes:
Matinee at 1pm
Evening at 7pm

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The Leslie Sister Duo
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Leslie Sister Duo

Join us for this Second Saturday Concert Series as The Leslie Sisters return home to Woodstock to perform together for the first time! This captivating vocal and instrumental duo performs anything from Broadway hits to classical favorites to tango, whilst sharing delightful stories about growing up as part of the Von Tripp Family Singers and the Leslie’s Three. The concert will feature Regina on vocals and violin and Kirsten, on vocals and piano.

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Red Rose Ragtime Band
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Red Rose Ragtime Band

The Red Rose Ragtime Band was formed in 1981 by percussionist Mike Schwimmer and pianist/arranger Joan Reynolds. They specialize in ragtime for the 7-piece jazz band format and their concerts present a potpourri of musical Americana, straight from the roots of our animated musical heritage - ragtime, blues and jazz as well as pop selections from the 1920s - 1930s. Violinist Will Ejzak-Reynolds will join pianist Joan Reynolds for some piano/violin duets during the program.

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Will Hoge, Brandy Zdan & Scott DuBose
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Will Hoge, Brandy Zdan & Scott DuBose

Put your dancing shoes on and join us for a fun filled night with some special artists!

Will Hoge
With My American Dream, Hoge hopes that others will follow his lead, see the world through someone else's eyes and maybe- just maybe - begin to fix the mess we're living in.

Brandy Zdan
Zdan likes being the boss. When she has a vision, she wants to be the one calling the shots.

Scott DuBose
This is not your fathers country music, this is ranch rock!

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