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Entertainment and Leisure

The beautiful Genesee Theatre, in downtown Waukegan, offers a varied schedule of entertainment. Catch a classic movie, dance in the aisles at a concert, or attend a talk from a national celebrity. Recent performers include Anthony Bourdain and Willie Nelson.  Don’t miss the Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival, the Library’s annual celebration of classic horror stories!
 
The Park District is more than just parks! Sign up to take fun classes on all kinds of topics. Take yoga lessons, dance classes, and attend financial seminars. Kids’ programs include sports camps, music lessons, and theatre arts classes. Keep your eye on the special events calendar!
 
Whether you want to take a walk in the woods, go boating, or attend a fun program with your family, the Lake County Forest Preserves has something to get you outside and having fun! Use the “Activity Finder” to learn more about all the Forest Preserve has to offer.
 
Visit the Library, then visit an area museum for FREE! This year, Macy’s has teamed up with local libraries and museums to offer free or reduced admission to popular attractions like the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden and Lake County Discovery Museum. Check out the participating museums on this website, then visit the Adult Reference desk at the Main Library for your pass.
 
Calling all history buffs! Part of the American Memory Project, this webpage is a quick, fun way to learn a little about our nation’s rich and varied history. Stick with today’s event only or search by a specific date (try your birthday!).
 
Movie Listings
Find a movie theater close to home, get showtimes, and buy tickets for select theatres online. You can read synopses of upcoming films and watch movie trailers.
 
This tool from tvguide.com is easy to use. Just enter your zip code, select your television service (cable, antenna, or satellite) and the name of your service provider to get instant access to the television schedule for your area. Clicking on a show’s title will display its description.
 
Each week, Billboard Music releases its list of the top 100 songs in each of the nation’s most popular genres. See who’s topping the chart this week, read album reviews, and catch up on music news.
 
There’s always something going on in town! View the City of Waukegan’s monthly events calendar to find information on fireworks, parades, free concerts, community dances and much more!

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Visit the Library, then visit an area museum for FREE! This year, Macy’s has teamed up with local libraries and museums to offer free or reduced admission to popular attractions like the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden and Lake County Discovery Museum. Check out the participating museums on this website, then visit the Adult Reference desk at the Main Library for your pass.