Whose ready to kick-off a super weekend?  Yes, we know the big game is this weekend, but that’s not still Sunday evening which means there is plenty of opportunity to have some fun all weekend long! Highlights include a spoof of today’s most popular talent competitions, community volunteering in the great outdoors, a master home brewing class (just in time for the big game), some mother/daughter pampering, an acclaimed dance performance an even a rec on where to watch the big game that includes some fabulous food and drink specials!  Let the games begin!


Does America Have Talent?
Feb. 3: 7 pm; Feb. 4: 10:30 am (also Feb. 2: 6 pm)
Winnetka Community House – Matz Hall, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka 

This year, Winnetka Children’s Hour will poke fun at one of the country’s most popular TV programs. Join their panel of judges and celebrities (many of whom you may recognize) as they judge a cast of colorful contestants to pick a winner. Will it be the country western singer? The magician? Or is the winner the hilarious animal act (if they can ONLY find the animals that have escaped!)? “Does America Have Talent?” is a show the entire family will enjoy as the audience gets to decide the final winner and may even find themselves on stage, too! Cast is comprised of local children ages 5 – 14. Tickets: $8, available at the door. Proceeds from the show benefit the organization’s Outreach Program. For more info, click here.


Lake Forest open Lands Community Volunteer Day
Feb. 4: 9 am – 12 pm
Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve, 1401 Middlefork Dr., Lake Forest 

Enjoy a morning of rewarding restoration and educational work in their preserves. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Lake Forest Open Lands will supply work gloves and tools. For more info: click here or email: volunteer@LFOLA.org


Cold Days, Warm Kitchens Cooking Series/ The Master Homebrewer
Feb. 4: 10 am – 11:30 pm (Last Class Feb. 11: Savory Sausage from Scratch)
Historic Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd., Glenview 

Too cold to go outside? Take a break from hunkering down at home to learn some fun and inventive cooking projects to get you through the winter. All skill levels are welcome as you hone your culinary skills. This week’s session focuses on the Master Homebrewer. Learn from the pros at Ten Ninety Brewing Co. during this informative and fun class. Topics include brewing grains and ingredients, equipment, varieties of beer, and how to get started at home. For ages 21+. $15/$18 non res.  As an extra bonus, head over to Ten Ninety (in Glenview) after class where you can enjoy a special beer tasting from the experts for $12/person. To register, click here.


VIP Mom/Daughter Sweet Heart Pamper Day
Feb. 4: 3 – 4 pm (Additional date: Feb. 11: 11 am – 12 pm)
Glamour Girlz Central, 457 Central Ave., Highland Park 

Enjoy a special mom/daughter sweet heart pamper day!  Moms and daughters will have a fun bonding experience at Glamour Girlz Central while they are treated to complimentary facials. Light refreshments will be served. FREE! Must register in advance, to do so click here.


Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre
Feb. 4: 7:30 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie 

Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is rooted in traditions of African-American dance, storytelling, and universal themes that spark a visceral experience and ignite an emotional response in diverse audiences worldwide.  Collaborating with internationally renowned choreographers, across the spectrum of modern, ballet, and African dance, DRDT’s work reflects many voices in contemporary life. The company’s premiere performance at North Shore Center and in celebration of Valentine’s Day will feature a riveting program embodying varying aspects of love. Tickets: $22 - $38. For more info, click here.


Barrel Crossing Big Game Specials
Feb. 5: 11 am – closing
Barrel Crossing, 260 Green Bay Rd., Highwood  

Want to hang at an upscale pub without the hassle of cleaning your house before guests come over and after they leave? Barrel Crossing's in-house $4.00 Regular Drafts, .75 Wings, and $1.00 Big Game Shots are the perfect touches to make Super Bowl Sunday superb for any football fanatic. For more info, click here.


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