Thur., Feb. 18

WS Rep Improv Comedy Night will be at 7 p.m. at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. WSR Improv will be putting on a slightly scripted, podcastified, multi-formatted comedy extravaganza. For more information, visit

Fri., Feb. 19

Paint and Sip will be from 6 – 8 p.m. at Savour Gallery Algonquin, 302 S. Main Street, Algonquin. Paint & Sip features instruction by InnoKreative Arts on painting a ceramic martini glass. Light appetizers and wine included. Must be 21 years old, reservations are required. For more information, call 847-363-2424.


Tropixplosion will be at 7:30 p.m. at The Listening Room. Tropixplosion will be performing great island music with lots of percussion featuring the amazing Meg Thomas on everything you can hit, Big Bill Grant on steel drums, vocals by Liz Chidester, nominated Best Female Vocalist of the Chicago Music Awards, the flying fingers of Paul Willaert on guitar, it’s all about that bass Dr. Jeff Bella, Jeff Money on drums, and Roger Reupert on trumpet. Tickets are $18 in advance or $23 at the door.


Quilt Exhibit will be now through Feb. 29 at the Woodstock Opera House. Nine antique quilts from the McHenry County Historical Society’s collection will be on display. The quilts, dating from the 1860s through 1950s, are available for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon. through Thurs. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. For more information, call 815-923-2267.

Sat., Feb. 20

Evening of Percussion will be at 7 p.m. at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Packed with energy and excitement, this event features performances by the Crystal Lake Strikers All-Star Drumline _ comprised of adult drummers as well as talented high school drummers from our community. The Crystal Lake Strikers also award a local high school drummer the Tim Altoff Memorial Scholarship. For more information, call 815-356-9010.


Live Pro Wrestling will be from 7:30 – 10 p.m. at Premier Studio, 12330 Davis Road, Woodstock. Live Pro wrestling returns to McHenry County this and every Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit or call 608-770-1221.


North Street, a local Woodstock classic retro group, will be performing at Trio Grille, 101 Franks Road in Marengo at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Martin at


Crystal Lake Strikers will be at 7 p.m. at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake.

Sun., Feb. 21

Wesley M. Vos Memorial Organ Recital will be from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson Street, Crystal Lake. Jonathan Ryan will perform as part of the Wesley M. Vos Memorial. For more information, call 815-459-6010.


Side Dish Class will be at 2 p.m. at the Woodstock Public Library. Join Joyce Lande, Happy and Healthy Lifestyles, as she shares suggestions for side dishes to accompany a protein. Recipes will be shared and samples will be provided. To register or for more information, call 815-338-0542 or visit

Mon., Feb. 22

Poetry Night will be at 8 p.m. at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Poet and puppeteer, Phil C. Denofrio, has recently been elected by Raue Center for the Arts to fulfill the newly created role of Poet in Residence. Mr. Denofrio’s duties are to host several poetry nights: scheduled on the fourth Mon. of every other month and open mics over the course of the next two years. These nights will include various poets from in the Chicagoland area, featuring their own contemporary verses. For more information, call 815-356-9010.

Thur., Feb. 25

Smoothies & Gong will be from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Berries and Greens. Begin connecting inward with meditation. From there, move into a sound massage like you have never experienced. It soothes the mind and body, relieving stress and bringing you to a more harmonious state. Finally, we end with a refreshing smoothie of your choice, having time to relax and make new friends. The cost is $25 pre-payment / $30 the day of the event. For more information, call 815-444-4637.

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