Summer Reading Challenge
May
22
to Aug 28

Summer Reading Challenge

What makes gorgeous summer weather even better? A good book! This year Read Between the Lynes is hosting a very special Summer Reading Challenge. Purchase five regularly priced books that you want to read any time before August 28th and you'll receive a coupon for 25% off your sixth reading challenge book!

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Summer in the Park Festival
Jul
17
to Jul 21

Summer in the Park Festival

Woodstock's signature event, Summer in the Park, will be held July 17-21, 2019 throughout Woodstock.

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!

Wednesday, July 17, 7-9pm:
Come out to Park in the Square for a Woodstock tradition, the City Band Concert, featuring a Summer in the Park Theme. There will also be an old-fashioned ice cream social, carnival game booths and a “Picnic in the Park” contest.

Thursday, July 18, 7:30pm:
Activities with RC Juggles will begin at 7:30pm. This FREE movie will begin at 8:30pm, held in the Park on the Square in front of the Bandstand.

Friday, July 19, 6:30-10pm:
Come out for a FREE concert under the big tent; live music from two bands will play from 6:30-10pm. During the concert, make sure to explore the “Taste of Woodstock”, which features a variety of delicious local food vendors, as well as the Beer Garden. Come cheer on local business’ teams in the City Bags Tournament!

Saturday, July 20, 12pm-4pm:
Visit a special day at Woodstock Water Works, featuring entertainment, games and food. There will be a reduced admission fee to the pool and all activities are free.

Sunday, July 21, 12pm-5pm; 6-10pm:
Family Fun, 12-5pm - Come out to Emricson Park for a day of FREE family fun featuring a variety of entertainment, games, food, fun and activities for all ages; includes carnival booths, arts & crafts, bouncy activities, a rock-climbing wall, music and more. The beer garden will be open and food will be available for a small fee.

Youth Dance, 6-10pm - Teens and Tweens from grades 6 and up will enjoy activities and music planned just for them, complete with a DJ and door prizes!

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20th Annual Gavers Barndance
Jul
20
to Jul 21

20th Annual Gavers Barndance

Woodstock’s biggest party is celebrating 20 years on Saturday, July 20th from 5 pm to midnight!

Gavers Barn Dance is a good time for a great cause; there will be a bucket raffle, 50/50 raffle and live music, featuring artist Bella Cain. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Gavers Foundation, whose mission is to raise cancer awareness, improve cancer care for local residents and raise funds for cancer research. Tickets sell out every year, so be sure to grab yours online or at any American Community Bank before the event. Make it out to Emricson Park on Saturday, July 20 for the best seven hours of summer!

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AU Woodstock Center Information Session
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

AU Woodstock Center Information Session

Earn your degree in a flexible format built around your busy life.
» Face-to-face classes taught by industry leaders
» Evening and weekend courses available
» Classes meet in downtown Woodstock

Learn more about our adult degree completion and graduate programs.
» Leadership Studies (BA)
» Social Work (BSW)
» Business (MBA)

Discover what matters. And build your life around it.

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Spoken Word Cafe
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Spoken Word Cafe

Join us on the third Saturday of each month for Spoken Word Cafe! Spoken Word Cafe has been a unique feature of the Woodstock performance art scene for seven years! It’s featured international and national-traveling professional storytellers, the finest storytellers from the Chicago Area and talented local amateurs, students and elders.

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Greg Brown with Special Guest Bo Ramsey
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Greg Brown with Special Guest Bo Ramsey

With roots in small town Iowa, Greg Brown’s rich folk style is heavily influenced by his origins. His mother played electric guitar, his grandfather was a banjo player and his father was a Holy Roller preacher. Brown’s songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more. At the personal request of Jeff Bridges, Brown also contributed songs for Bridges’ Oscar-Winning role in the film Crazy Heart. Ultimately, Brown is a storyteller who moves his audiences with his warmth, humor and deeply human musical vision.

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34th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

34th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival

The 34th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from Noon to 6 p.m. on the historic Square. The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Anne Hills. It will also present “Woody” Awards to Sue Kessell and Juel Ulven. The LeftOvers (Pete Jonsson, Brian Murphy, Laurel Palma, Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso, and Les Urban) will open the Festival and lead the All-Sing Finale; they’ll commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing and Moonwalk (exactly 50 years ago that weekend) and the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. Other Main Stage performers will be Scott Ainslie, Joe Crookston, Gathering Sparks, Zoe Mulford, Cari Ray & the Shaky Legs, and Windborne. Scott Ainslie will also offer a Blues Workshop. Rick Fitzgerald will be the Featured Performer at the Open Mic Stage. There will also be a Children’s Area with hands-on activities.

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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

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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:

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

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Life Drawing
Jul
24
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!

Modeling nude for this class will be Patrick.

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Woodstock City Band Concert / Fright Night
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Woodstock City Band Concert / Fright Night

It’s the 135th season for the Woodstock City Band! Bring your blankets and enjoy one of Woodstock’s longest summertime traditions - City Band Concerts and Ice Cream Socials every Wednesday evening in June & July. One of the oldest City Bands in the country, Woodstock City Band celebrates its 135th performing season in 2019!

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Woodstock City Band Concert / Let Me Rearrange Some Things
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Woodstock City Band Concert / Let Me Rearrange Some Things

It’s the 135th season for the Woodstock City Band! Bring your blankets and enjoy one of Woodstock’s longest summertime traditions - City Band Concerts and Ice Cream Socials every Wednesday evening in June & July. One of the oldest City Bands in the country, Woodstock City Band celebrates its 135th performing season in 2019!

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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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Wedding Banned
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Wedding Banned

The “World’s Greatest Wedding Banned” plays 80’s music and guilty pleasures you'll love at Niko’s Red Mill Tavern Friday, July 26. “Skip the ceremony and start the party.”
*Voted best wedding band in Chicago by CBS Chicago.
*Voted best dance band in Chicago by Chicago Rocker magazine.
*Voted number one events band by Events Professionals
*Featured on WCIU- The Jam for “Wedding Week,” WGN Morning News, Fox Good Morning Chicago and several other national tv and radio programs.

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Life Drawing
Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

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!

Modeling costumed for this class will be Mike.

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Easton Corbin LIVE
Jul
27
5:30 PM17:30

Easton Corbin LIVE

Nikos Red Mill Woodstock and TD Music Management & Booking Agency proudly welcomes UMG/Mercury Recording artist Easton Corbin to Nikos rockin stage! Saturday, July 27th. Doors open at 5:30pm. Music starts at 6pm. Opening acts TBD. This show is 21+, outdoor event, all general admission. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 day of show.

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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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Christmas in July 5K Benefit Race
Jul
28
8:00 AM08:00

Christmas in July 5K Benefit Race

Join the Rotary Club of Woodstock for their 2nd annual family-friendly Christmas themed 5K fun run through the beautiful Woodstock Square Historic District and quaint victorian neighborhoods. Get festive with their Best Christmas Costume Contest, along with race awards in eight age bands immediately following race. Competitive and recreational participants welcome! Proceeds benefit the Woodstock Christmas Clearing House.

Online registration ends on July 21 at midnight. Race Day registration is available for an additional $5 per entry.

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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.

Choreographed and directed by Linda Pohlman

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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

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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 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

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Magic at the Cafe
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Magic at the Cafe

Dennis Christie M.D. (Master Deceptionist) amazes both young and old with his jaw-dropping performance as he blurs the lines of reality. He wins 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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Wonder Park
Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

Wonder Park

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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

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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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Bark-a-Paw-Looza 2019
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Bark-a-Paw-Looza 2019

Join the Rescued Dog Resource Center for their 5th annual Bark-a-Paw-Looza in the Woodstock Square on Sunday, August 18th 2019, from 11am-3pm!

FREE EVENT! We appreciate your donations, but there is no cost to attend. This annual fundraiser helps to support local families in need with caring for their furry family members.

Dogs are welcome! Live music, raffles, adoption booths, and lots of exhibitors - including dog services and local businesses!

Be sure to check out our event website for all details, including links to musicians and exhibitors.

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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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Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

2018 Grammy award nominee and “America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne Dopsie plays a high energy zydeco that keeps you wanting more. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world. Although inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music.

This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed in 40 countries and also in hundreds of cities across the United States, Europe,  Brazil, Panama and Canada since debuting his band at age 19. Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers not only pump out incredible Zydeco music, but the incredible showman and interaction with the crowd and the rhythm and blues in their music makes it a performance not to miss!

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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

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Mediumship Demonstration with Spiritual Medium Patty Horton
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Mediumship Demonstration with Spiritual Medium Patty Horton

Please join Patty for a very unique and intimate evening of Mediumship Demonstration as she opens herself up for those who gather together while she communicates with those in the Spirit World.

Patty is a gifted Medium, Trance Channel, Spiritual Teacher and Healer who works closely with her Spirit Guides and Master Teachers and is known to tell you that they have lots to say. During your time together she will convey the messages for those who she calls helpers in the Spirit World as she provides insights into your own life’s journey.

Patty also has the ability to communicate with your crossed-over loved ones as well and asks you to view the visit from those that you love as a gift. It is through these messages that are delivered from those who have crossed over that often times becomes the salve upon the hearts of the receivers. It is through these messages that our loved ones step forth to help create an opportunity for a healing to take place on a multitude of levels here in the physical world.

What to Expect during this Event:
• Mediumship Readings by Patty
• Question and Answer Session
• Experiencing the Power of the I Am Presence

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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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Truck Off
Sep
7
4:00 PM16:00

Truck Off

Truck Off is the premiere food truck festival in Chicagoland with 30+ of the hottest regional food trucks, live entertainment, family games, shopping, drinks and more!

Truck Off 2019 is 4 p.m.-11 p.m. (with VIP entry from 3 p.m.-4 p.m.) Saturday, September 7 at the McHenry County Fairgrounds.

Tickets are available here and Limited VIP tickets, which include 2 drink tickets, are available here.

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Magic at the Cafe
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Magic at the Cafe

Dennis Christie M.D. (Master Deceptionist) amazes both young and old with his jaw-dropping performance as he blurs the lines of reality. He wins 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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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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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-BlachéB
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-BlachéB

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BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ is opening at the Woodstock Theatre on October 14.

When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films—after which she was veritably erased from history. Until now…Directed by Pamela B. Green, the film is narrated by Jodie Foster.

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché on Monday, October 14th at 1pm and 7pm at the Woodstock Theatre. Admission: $6 matinee/senior and $8 evening.

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Wizards & Witches of Woodstock / Gift Shop & Raffle
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Wizards & Witches of Woodstock / Gift Shop & Raffle

Join in the fun for Wizards & Witches of Woodstock (formerly known as Wizarding World of Woodstock) to celebrate 20 plus years of our favorite wizard! The Woodstock Public Library is teaming up with the City of Woodstock for a magical event on the square. So, dust off your dress robes and grab your best Quidditch broom!

Mixin Mingle will be part of it all with a special gift shop and raffle!

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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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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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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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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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Life Drawing
Jul
17
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!

Modeling nude for this class will be Celeste.

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

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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:

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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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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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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Evening  Book Club
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Evening Book Club

The Evening Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of every month. New Members are always welcome!

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

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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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D.C. Cobb's Micro Marathon .26 Miles
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

D.C. Cobb's Micro Marathon .26 Miles

Because no one likes to run.
The 2019 Micro Marathon is July 13th on the Woodstock Square! $25 entry gets you an event T-shirt and obnoxious .26 mile car sticker. We will be sloging (slow jogging) around the square at 2:30PM. Various "rest stops" providing coffee, pop, candy, and doughnuts will be set up, to ensure you make it all the way around. After the race we will have various kids activities as well as live music. This year the party goes until 11pm. We will be serving alcohol but the event is family friendly. This year proceeds will be going to Hope Song who will also be providing us with live entertainment. Sign up now here!

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Dragology Management and Haus of Plastic Presents 'Make America Gay Again'
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Dragology Management and Haus of Plastic Presents 'Make America Gay Again'

Let’s celebrate our freedom! Make America Gay again is the theme for July’s Dragology show, as always featuring Haus of Plastic and guests. Dragology Management will bring their popular all ages show to Woodstock Friday July 12th. Tickets will be available at the door. All Ages - Viewer Discretion Advised.

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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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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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Woodstock City Band Concert / Hollywood Revisited
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Woodstock City Band Concert / Hollywood Revisited

It’s the 135th season for the Woodstock City Band! Bring your blankets and enjoy one of Woodstock’s longest summertime traditions - City Band Concerts and Ice Cream Socials every Wednesday evening in June & July. One of the oldest City Bands in the country, Woodstock City Band celebrates its 135th performing season in 2019!

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Life Drawing
Jul
10
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!

Modeling nude for this class will be Dawn.

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Life Drawing
Jul
10
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!

Modeling nude for us this class will be Dawn.

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Daytime Book Club
Jul
10
12:30 PM12:30

Daytime Book Club

The Daytime Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. New members are always welcome!

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

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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)
  • 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:

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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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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Progressives Book Club
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Progressives Book Club

Progressives Book Club—with a focus on books that explore issues like racism, progressive politics, environmental activism, and equal rights for all.

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken.

In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

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Select Pix at Woodstock Theatre Presents Apollo 11
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Select Pix at Woodstock Theatre Presents Apollo 11

Select Pix at Woodstock Theatre presents Apollo 11 on Monday, July 8th at 1pm and 7pm.

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.

Admission: $6 matinee/senior and $8 evening

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All About Eve
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

All About Eve

A Live Theatre Cinema Event

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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