Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore this weekend.
Where/When: , Gymnasium, Building M, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 8 a.m., Sunday, March 27.
Why Go: Watch highly competitive athletes in action during this all day Illinois Shotokan Karate Club tournament.
Pricing: $5 for adults; $3 for children 5 - 14; $3 for seniors 65 and older; free for children 4 and under.
Where/When: The Lamplighter Inn, 60 N. Bothwell St., Palatine; 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.; Friday, March 25.
Why Go: Dance all night to your favorite music.
Where/When: , 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 25.
Why Go: Juried exhibition of work selected from across the country, sponsored by Harper College's Educational Foundation. Media ranges from photography to painting and sculpture.
Where/When: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Rd., Wheaton; 4 - 8 p.m., Friday, March 25; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, March 26; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, March 27.
Why Go: Exciting displays, exhibits and promotions from the best known local and national home improvement companies. Basic services and high-end construction. Live entertainment, food, activities, free prize drawings, balloons, popcorn and more.
Pricing: Free admission and free parking
Where/When: , College of Lake County Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake; 8 p.m., Saturday, March 25.
Why Go: Six accomplished, multi-instrumentalists from Philadelphia play the classic rock of Led Zeppelin with their own flair.
Pricing: $41/$36/$31 for general admission; $16 for CLC students; $13 for children under 12
Where/When: , 1801 N. Rand Rd., Palatine; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 26.
Why Go: Celebrate the start of a great gardening season, meet over 30 exhibitors, attend free seminars and enter to win door prizes.
Where/When: , 150 E. Wood St., Palatine; 8 p.m., Saturday, March 26 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 27.
Why Go: See one of the most popular and enduring masterpieces created for the musical theater. Experience the unique and exquisite production, Theatre Nebula and Music On Stage theatre companies' first collaboration, that tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Pricing: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $18 for children if purchased in advance; $22 for adults, $19 for seniors, $20 for children if purchased at the door