1. MONSTERS MAGIC TOUR
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16. Pit party begins at 5:30 p.m. each day.
WHERE: Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates
COST & INFO: The roar of more than 40,000 pounds of rumbling, jumping, car-crushing monster trucks will come to life with a magical theme highlighted by “The Great Escape,” a mid-air escape in the spirit of Houdini. Tickets are $17 and $35. Parking is $10.
2. BARRINGTON CELTIC FEST
WHEN: Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 17 (indoor and ourdoor hours vary)
WHERE: Indoors at McGonigal’s Pub and The Annex; Outdoors on the 200 block of Park Avenue, Just east of Cook Street, Barrington.
COST & INFO: Live music, a mix of local retail restaurants and merchants, various entertainment including Irish dancers, bagpipers, special guest appearances, and plenty of food and beverages, both in the outdoor festival area and the pub. Admission to the festival tent is $10. Children 12 and under are free. For more details, visit mcgonigalspub.com.
3. MIDWEST DANCE COLLECTIVE
WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16
WHERE: Barrington High School Auditorium
COST & INFO: A retrospective performance celebrating 15 years of dance, collaboration, achievement, education and innovation. Tickets are $12 at the door. Students and seniors, $10.
4. THE SHINDIGS: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, March 15
WHERE: Millrose Restaurant, 45 South Barrington Road, South Barrington.
COST & INFO: Experience a musical and visual trip through the 1960s. One of the most authentic ‘60s tribute bands i the Chicago area features male and female vocals. $10 cover charge.
5. BRAINS B4 SPRING BREAK
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20WHERE: Barrington High School AuditoriumCOST & INFO: As Spring Break approaches, the Barrington Area Drug Prevention Coalition is bringing Dr. Aaron White, Director at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, to discuss with parents and students from grades eight to 12 the effects alcohol has on the adolescent brain, especially in comparison to adults. Free to attend.