1. FIRST FRIDAY
WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7
WHERE: Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: A family-friendly monthly art show. The Sage Gallery will feature “8 Years Beyond the Studio” retrospective solo exhibit by Algonquin resident Jeanine Hill-Soldner. The Dole Gallery will feature “Fringes” exhibit by The Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art. Free admission. Donations appreciated. Information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org.
2. ‘SHE LOVES ME’
WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 8, 14-15; and 3 p.m. Feb. 9and 16
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N.Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Musical presented by Williams StreetRepertory. Georg and Amalia are two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, littleknowing their respective correspondents are none other than each other. Tickets: $25-$31. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.
3. MARENGO–UNION BUSINESS & CONSUMER 2014 EXPO
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9
WHERE: Marengo Community High School, 110 Franks Road, Marengo
COST & INFO: Showcase of area businesses hosted by the Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce. Featuring exhibitor booths, demonstrations, mini seminars and more. Free admission. Information: 815-568-6680 or www.marengo-union.com
4. FAREED HAQUE & JENNIFER GUNN
WHEN: 3 p.m. Feb. 9
WHERE: The Listening Room at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: Fareed Haque, former Sting guitarist, and Jennifer Gunn perform some of the rarely heard gems from the flute and guitar repertoire. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets and information: 815-455-8000 or www.lakesidelegacy.org.
5. GEORGIA RAE FAMILY BAND
WHEN: 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 8
WHERE: VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry
COST & INFO: A night of bluegrass music to benefit veterans at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and area nursing homes. Hosted by The Military Order of The Cootie, Rakkasans Pup Tent No. 79 of VFW Post 4600. Tickets: $15. Tickets and information: 815-385-4600 or www.mchenryvfw.org
6. ‘EMBRACEABLE YOU’ VALENTINE CONCERT
WHEN: 3 p.m. Feb. 9
WHERE: Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14,Crystal Lake
COST & INFO: A Second Sunday Concert Series event featuring jazz/pop artists Maureen Christine and Michael Bazan. Refreshments follow the concert. Free. Information: 815-479-7814 or www.maureenchristine.com.
7. McHENRY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUILT DISPLAY
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St.,Woodstock
COST & INFO: Nine quilts from the McHenry County Historical Society’s collection will be on display. The quilts date from the 1860s to the 1930s and highlight a variety of quilt patterns from the society’s extensive collection of about 150 quilts. Free admission. Information: 815-923-2267 or www.gohistory.org.
8. McHENRY B&B SQUARE DANCE CLUB DANCE
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7
WHERE: Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St., Johnsburg
COST & INFO: Lines by Norm at 8 p.m. Chuck Jaworski will be calling squares at 8:30 p.m. Pirate Invasion. Mainstream 7:30 p.m. start. Resale shop. New dancers welcome. Casual attire. Cost: $6 members, $7 visitors. Information: 815-353-5346.
9. A TRIBUTE TO THE ROLLING STONES
WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 8
WHERE: Woodstock Opera House, 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock
COST & INFO: Performed by The Glimmer Twins. Tickets: $38. Tickets and information: 815-338-5300 or www.woodstockoperahouse.com
10. AMERICAN ENGLISH
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8
WHERE: Elgin Community College Arts Center,1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin
COST & INFO: Celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Tickets: $35. Tickets and information: 847-622-0300 or www.elgin.edu/arts.