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Top 5 things to do this weekend, Feb. 16-18, 2018

Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.
Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.

Enjoy some brews and tunes

In-A-Jam will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Cragel’s, 345 Washington St., Prophetstown

Over at Whiskey Barrel Saloon in Rock Falls, Slick Trigger will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, and AudioDrive will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the bar, 305 W. Second St.

In Ashton, Karaoke with the James Gang will be at Ralphie & Lu Lu’s, 812 Main St., from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

You auto go see a movie

OREGON – Movie-goers will be in the driver’s seat Saturday when they head over to the Oregon Coliseum, 124 N. Fourth St., for the Oregon Family Movie Night.

The feature will be “Cars 3.”

Showtime is 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be sold; no outside food or drink allowed. Seating is available, but people also can put on their PJ’s and bring a pillow, blanket, or comfy cushion to sit on.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome to help support future events.

How about a little Light humor?

DIXON – “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Dixon Stage Left, 306 W. First St.

The comedy features 30 2-minute plays performed in an hour. It’s rated R for language and adult humor.

Tickets – $20 each, $15 for groups of six or more, or $5 for students – are available at dixonstageleft.ticketleap.com, Trein’s Jewelry, 201 W. First St., and The Crystal Cork, 219 W. First. They’re also available at the door 30 minutes before showtime.

Drinks will be sold.

Call 312-420-8715, go to dixonstageleft.com or find it on Facebook for more information.

You can teach about old dogs

BYRON – The Byron Forest Preserve’s Winter Lecture series continues this week with the history of man’s best friend in Illinois.

Zoo archaeologist Steven Kuehn will discuss prehistoric pooches and the archaeology of dogs at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jarrett Prairie Center. Recent excavations in Illinois have resulted in the recovery of thousands of animal remains, including nearly 150 dog burials. 

Admission is free.

Contact the Byron Forest Preserve District at 815 234-8535, extension 200, or go to byronforestpreserve.com for more information.

Time again for Blues and Bluegrass

FRANKLIN GROVE – If it’s the third Friday of the month, it’s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St.

Open-stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome to help with the upkeep of the historic building.

Call 815-456-3030 or go to franklingroveil.org for more information.

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