Frankenstein - A Live Theatre Broadcast
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Frankenstein - A Live Theatre Broadcast

Join us for A Live Theatre Broadcast of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.

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Locash Live at Nikos Red Mill w / Bella Cain
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

Locash Live at Nikos Red Mill w / Bella Cain

Don’t miss your chance to see Wheelhouse Recording Artists LOCASH LIVE in concert Saturday, Sept. 21st at Niko’s Red Mill Tavern.

Doors open at 5:30pm, Music starts at 6pm. Opening acts TBD. This show is 21+, outdoor event, all general admission. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of show.

Tickets on SALE NOW! This show will likely SELL OUT!

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Moms On A Mission for Turning Point 5K run
Sep
22
7:30 AM07:30

Moms On A Mission for Turning Point 5K run

Grab your entire family and join Mommy Knows Best for an amazing 5K event to raise money for Turning Point of Woodstock!

Run or walk the 5K trail through Emricson Park. Race fee includes a free t-shirt, refreshments, a fun photo op, one raffle ticket, plus giveaways from local companies for all registered participants!

The kick-off event starts at 7:30 AM with a send off by Mommy Knows Best and Turning Point at 8:15 AM.

Race will start at 8:30 AM.


Then stick around after the race for an after-party with PIZZA, raffles, and fun for the family - including Face painting and tattoos for kids!

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Dance Hall Day
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Dance Hall Day

Whether you're a past, present or potential dance student, or just someone who a pep in their step - come see what they have hoping at Mixin Mingle Woodstock. $5 per person to enjoy a night of dancing. There will be music for all genres and a cash bar. How can you go wrong?

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Young at Heart's Adoption Center Grand Opening
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Young at Heart's Adoption Center Grand Opening

  • 2235 Eastwood Drive Woodstock, IL, 60098 United States (map)
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Save the Date! The Grand Opening of Young at Heart's brand new adoption center in Woodstock, IL is September 29th, 2019 from 11am - 4pm!

Join them for tours of the new facility, vendors, freebies, adoptable senior pets, and more! Due to the small size of our parking lot, guests will need to park down the street at Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2235 S Eastwood Dr (Route 47), Woodstock, IL 60098. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Woodstock Harley-Davidson parking lot from 11am - 4:15pm. Due to the shuttle service, guests are asked to please to leave their personal pets at home.

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Iron Invasion 2019
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Iron Invasion 2019

The Mchenry County Fair Grounds will host the Annual 2019 Iron Invasion Saturday, October 5th!

One of the area’s best classic car and motorcycle shows, the day-long fest will include traditional hot rods, vintage cycles and customs and more!

Tickets are only $10 per person when you buy before 9/24. Tickets will be available at the gate for $15. All proceeds benefit Helping Hannahs Heart Foundation, which raises money to help children with congenital heart defects.

Learn more here. 

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Woodstock Ale Fest
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Woodstock Ale Fest

  • 415 Clay St Woodstock, IL, 60098 United States (map)
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The sixth annual Woodstock Ale Fest will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

There are so many great breweries close to Woodstock that this year the Fest is featuring only breweries within 100 miles of Woodstock. Come celebrate local craft beer!

Tickets on sale now!

Proceeds from Woodstock Ale Fest will benefit Independence Health & Therapy.

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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

  • Woodstock Theatre Classic Cinemas (map)
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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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Wine Walk
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

Wine Walk

Grab your friends and come enjoy a fun night out in Woodstock. All proceeds will benefit The D200 Education Foundation and the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Tickets include 28 wine tasting opportunities at 15 unique Woodstock locations, a souvenir Woodstock Wine Walk glass and lanyard and snacks at each location.

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Witches & Wizards of Woodstock
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Witches & Wizards of Woodstock

The Hat is back and once again the Woodstock Square will be transformed into a world of enchantment. The hit fantasy festival of the past two summers moves to the fall this year, on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. This all-ages event features the beloved Magical Hat, the Loyola University Quidditch Squad, fantasy-themed trivia contests, scavenger hunts, games, crafts, shopping, amazing food and beverages, and all manner of entertainment offered at no charge to attendees, whether magicians or muggles.

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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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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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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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Mexican Independence Day
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Mexican Independence Day

Hispanic Connections is proud to announce that their 3rd annual Mexican Independence Day Celebration will be at the Woodstock Square this year. This event has attracted large crowds and has been featured as a nominee for the Woodstock Chamber Event of the Year. Do not miss this opportunity to support the Hispanic community of McHenry county.

ENTERTAINMENT:
Ballet Foklorico, Mariachi,
Tamborazo, Banda, Chinelos

KIDS ACTIVITIES:
Family games &
Bounce houses

FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Mexican Food and Drinks

Learn More Here.

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Harvest Fest
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Harvest Fest

Harvest Fest
September 13-14, 2019

A Farm to Square, Roots Music Experience
All New In Our 24th Year

Celebrate the Harvest Season on the Historic Woodstock Square. Restaurants and Bars Will Feature Food and Drink Pairings from Local Farmers. Shop for Locally-Made Crafts. Experience Americana Music Indoors and Out. It’s a Farm to Square, Roots Music Experience.

Suggested $10 Donation to Benefit Off Square Music for Music on the Square


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE
STAGE LEFT CAFE | 7:30PM

Local Farmer Food and Drink Pairings around the Square

Devil In A Woodpile hails from the unplugged DIY scene in Chicago where they were a mainstay at the Hideout. They play blues, country, ragtime, hot jazz, Hillbilly. It's all the same to them. It's all taken from the same deep, muddy well called American Roots Music.

Devil In A Woodpile is the perfect way to kick off Harvest Fest and we are glad to have them on the Square at Stage Left Cafe.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AFTERNOON

The State’s Finest Farmer’s Market • Local Farmer Food
and Drink Pairings • Crafts and Cooking Demonstrations
• Author Readings • Blacksmith Demonstration • Tractors

LIVE MUSIC ON THE SQUARE

Miles Over Mountains at 1:30pm
Sam Byerly at 2:30pm
Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards at 3pm
Courtney Sullivan at 4:00pm
Henhouse Prowlers at 4:30pm

Enjoy the Charming Woodstock Square on Saturday afternoon with music, food, crafts and demonstrations that celebrate the harvest

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 EVENING

John McEuen and the String Wizards
Woodstock Opera House | 8 PM

A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, John McEuen has earned Emmy nominations, Grammy Awards, CMA acclaim, The Western Heritage Award, and many other accolades. John’s love of performing is evident when during his shows he takes us ‘behind the curtain’ of the music world that so many of us know of only as listeners, and shows us how we have all been a part of it, more than we may know.

John brings with him over 45 years of performing worldwide with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as the “String Wizard”, he weaves stories of his travels and family life, taking us through where his musical path has taken him.

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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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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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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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Soul Jam 2019
Sep
7
1:30 PM13:30

Soul Jam 2019

Soul Jam 2019
September 7th

A day of good music, good people and always supporting a good cause.

Each year Soulful Prairies chooses a different local cause as the recipient of the proceeds from this great day of listening to music, wandering the farm, meeting the animals, shopping the local artists creations and having a good time.

Food is available for sale and people are also allowed to bring coolers of food and beverages.

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Autumn Art Tour
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Autumn Art Tour

Artists and fine craftsmen in Woodstock and the surrounding countryside will be opening their studios to display and sell their work. The self guided tour will showcase the exceptional art and fine crafts produced in the region.

The tour is free to the public. Maps will be available at Material Things Artisan Market at 103 E. Van Buren Street on the historic Woodstock Square

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Cafe Comedy Night
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Cafe Comedy Night

Join us for an evening of laughs at the Stage Left Cafe!

This month’s comics are:

Harry Hickstein (Headliner)

When he walks onto the stage his audience can't decide if he's a member of the Hell's Angels, a mob enforcer or a tough member of the teamsters ready to keep everybody in line. The mystery is quickly solved when "Mr. Big Stuff" launches into his routine and his audience roars with laughter and realizes he's just a big teddy bear! Harry has performed with Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Spyro Gyra, Mitch Ryder and Rare Earth.

Michelle Krajecki (Feature)

Michelle Krajecki was born and raised in Chicago. Her comedy comes from her mid-western, middle class and middle child views. Michelle's comedy transcends gender, age, perspectives and blood types. She has hosted her own comedy minute on 95.9 THE RIVER, a suburban Chicago radio station and has hosted her own comedy cable television show called "Comedy at Random."

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Hoppy Hour
Aug
31
1:30 PM13:30

Hoppy Hour

Friends of the Opera House presents this spectacular Beer Tasting fundraiser. Admission includes two flights, a pig roast, live music, a 50/50 raffle and membership opportunities!

Funds raised at this event help support the Woodstock Opera House and its ongoing projects and historical maintenance. A portion of the proceeds will also go towards purchasing a new concession/bar area at the Opera House.

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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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Blues Brothers - Movie & Trivia
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Blues Brothers - Movie & Trivia

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.

Join us for Blues Brothers trivia at 6:45 prior to the show!

Tickets are only $5—Buy Tickets Here!

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Life Drawing
Aug
28
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 for this class will be Celeste.

$17 Per Session / Bulk Discounts Available

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Senior Cafe
Aug
27
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
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

History Book Club

This month’s book is Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic.

Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea when she is struck by two Japanese torpedoes. The ship is instantly transformed into a fiery cauldron and sinks within minutes. Some 300 men go down with the ship. Nearly 900 make it into the water alive. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, the men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive.

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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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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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COVERGIRLS Live at Niko's Red Mill Tavern
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

COVERGIRLS Live at Niko's Red Mill Tavern

COVERGIRLS is finally heading out to Woodstock, IL.—catch their debut performance, LIVE at Niko’s Red Mill Tavern. Close off a hot month with a hot event you can not miss.

From P!NK to Gwen, Spice to TLC, Katy to Britney and everything in between. COVERGIRLS consists of two powerful lead vocalists, backed by three punks that keep the songs upbeat and rock steady. Don’t miss out on the best Ladies Night you’ll ever experience.

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