Don’t fumble this weekend up! With plenty of ways to enjoy time with the family, you’ll be sure to rack up lots of brownie points! For the younger team, choose from family game night or a winter wonderland celebration. The older starting lineup may enjoy the 35th Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival, a performance of Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers or a chance to meet beloved author Melanie Benjamin as she discusses her new book. Those looking to score great deals should check out the Lake Forest Library’s Paperback sale! And for the BIG Game choose from two super viewing parties at RA Sushi or The Valley Lodge in Glenview!
Friday Family Fun Game Night
Feb. 2: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Lake Bluff Library, 123 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff
Bring your family and friends and join us after hours for an evening of board games. Try your hand at some classics like checkers, card games, Monopoly, and Scrabble, or try something new like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, and Code Names. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required by calling: 847-234-2540.
Feb. 3: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Glenview New Church School, 74 Park Dr., Glenview
Geared toward 2 – 6 years old, this event will feature building blocks, sensory tables, bouncy castle, car tracks, and a singing performance by Jeanie B! Please invite your friends and family with young children. Pre-event registration has sold out, tickets are $3 at the door. For more info, click here.
35th Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival
Feb. 3: Student performances begin at 8:30 am; Public concerts at 12 pm; Evening concert: 7:30 pm
New Trier High School, 386 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka
Taking place in the school’s new music facilities, this year’s featured band is Delfeayo Marsalis presents the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. The festival is a free, daylong, noncompetitive student jazz festival, hosting more than 40 visiting high school and middle school jazz ensembles from all over the country; it’s one of the nation's largest. There will also be three free public concerts during the day featuring The Marques Carroll Quintet and the University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz Band, plus other highlights. Tickets for the Jazz Festival evening concert are $30 and can be purchased here. For more info and a schedule of all the events, click here.
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Feb 2: 8 pm; Feb. 3: 3 & 8 pm; Feb. 4: 3 pm
Oil Lamp Theatre, 1723 Glenview Rd., Glenview
Just in time for Valentine’s Day; love or shall we say lust is in the air in this Neil Simon classic. Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend. Will Barney rise to the occasion and bring some happiness into the life of this sad woman, or will the bubbles of his fantasy finally burst? Tickets: $20 - $35, includes class and corkage and complimentary cookies, snacks and sodas. For more info, click here.
Friends of Lake Forest Paperback Book Sale
Feb. 2: 9 am – Feb. 3: 3 pm
Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest
Cabin Fever? Pick up all your winter and vacation reading at fabulous prices! Mystery! Fiction! Romance! Book Club favorites! All gently used and in perfect condition. Most books priced between $2-$3. Cash or checks only. All sales support Lake Forest Library. For more info: 847-234-0636.
Melanie Benjamin presents “The Girls in the Picture”
Feb. 3: 2 – 3 pm
The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka
Enjoy a delightful afternoon with popular author, Melanie Benjamin (Swans of Fifth Avenue) who will be discussing her latest historical novel, The Girls in the Picture. “Benjamin fully captures the giddy excitement of the blossoming movie business in the 1910s and 1920s and has chosen intriguingly flawed protagonists with compelling life stories that aren’t widely known today.“ - Library Journal (starred review). For more info, click here.
Super Bowl Viewing Parties, Feb. 4
2601 Aviator Lane, Glenview
Pregame, postgame or during the game, enjoy Happy Hour specials all day long! Click here to view happy hour menu.
The Valley Lodge – Glenview Location only
2132 Waukegan Rd., Glenview
In support of Stand Up For Kids Chicago, $25 (Kids: $15) at the door gets you free raffle tickets, free food, commercial bingo game, points and player games and amazing auction items. Fun starts at 4: 30 pm – ‘till end of the game! For more info: 847-724-7440.