Get Out: Truffle Making Class, Lakefront Tour, Free Acupuncture, Summerfest

Let Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch help you make plans for something fun to do this weekend.

It's Thursday and you have no idea what you're going to do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. 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. 

  • When: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7:00 pm
  • Where: 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Older children pair up with younger ones to share books, crafts and fun.  Both older and younger buddies must sign up each week to attend that week's program.  Older buddies should be entering grade 6 and up; younger buddies should be between 4 and 7 years.  Sign-up begins Monday mornings and continues until that week's program is full - call 847-256-6945.  Registration limited to Wilmette and Kenilworth residents.
  • Pricing: Free 


  • When: Friday, July 13, 2012, 9:00 am
  • Where: 1200 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?:This year, Summerfest will be bigger and better, with something for everyone – live music and entertainment, delightful children’s activities, fine artwork and crafts by local artists and super shopping deals at the sidewalk sale.  A Taste of Wilmette brings tempting, delicious food and drinks from local restaurants.  Meet your neighbors for some live music at the main stage and enjoy food and drinks at the beer/wine garden on Saturday from noon to 10 pm.  
  • Pricing: Free


  • When: Friday, July 13, 2012, 9:00 am
  • Where: 415 1/2 4th St, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: A Center for Oriental Medicine is a holistic healing center, specializing in acupuncture and herbal medicines. The acupuncturists at A Center for Oriental Medicine all have master's degrees in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) and aim to put patients at ease in both their Asian-themed lobby and their treatment rooms. 
  • Pricing: Free



  • When: Friday, July 13, 2012, 9:30 pm
  • Where: 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette,
  • Why Go?: Come up to the lab and see what's on the slab! It's The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), a screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music. This weird and wonderful musical film phenomenon will make you shiver with antici...pation! This movie comes with a live cast!
  • Pricing: $10


  • When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 9:30 am
  • Where: Michigan Ave & Washington Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: The tour will be led by Terry Porter, retired Director of the Wilmette Park District and chair of the Lakefront Commission, and Kathy Hussey-Arntson, Museum Director. Learn about the history of Gillson Park and Wilmette Harbor, and the impact of Depression-era projects on the shoreline. The walking tour is free for Museum members and $5 for non-Museum members. Reservations are required by calling (847) 853-7666 or emailing museum@wilmette.com. Meeting location will be given upon registration. 
  • Pricing: $5


  • When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 12:00 pm
  • Where: 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: As the Nazis begin their rise to power in Germany in the late 1920s, aspiring American writer Cliff Bradshaw travels to Berlin in search of inspiration. He happens upon English singer Sally Bowles at a seedy night club called the Kit Kat Klub, and they fall in love under the allure of the cabaret. As the Nazis grow stronger, their lives are thrown into disarray. This groundbreaking musical, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, shocked audiences when it premiered,  revolutionized the musical theater.  Directed by Janet LouerMusical Direction by Aaron Benham PG-13recommended for ages 13 and up.
  • Pricing: $12


  • When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 9:00 pm
  • Where: 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?:  A critically acclaimed monthly stand-up comedy series on the second Saturday of each month featuring full length headlining and feature sets from the absolute best comics in Chicago, a Chicago Tribune Best Bet and Time Out Chicago Magazine Critics' Pick. For these shows the Wilmette Theatre has partnered with Chicago Underground Comedy, which the Chicago Tribune called "one of the hottest shows in town" and Chicago Magazine raved, "the hippest, hottest stand-up showcase to emerge in years." We are thrilled to present ChUC's top local comedians in headlining shows on our stage every month!Your headliners for this month are the hilarious Sean Flannery and C.J. Sullivan, soon to be featured on COMEDY CENTRAL'S new TV Show MASHUP!
  • Pricing: $12


  • When: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 3:00 pm
  • Where: 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
  • Why Go?: Calling all chocoholics! Have you ever thought making your own truffles is too difficult? Join food blogger Tim Crum for a comprehensive class on all things truffle. You'll even get to take your creations home! Teens & Adults only. 
    Registration is limited to 30 and required.
  • Pricing: Free 

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