Tickets & Events in Machesney Park

$52 for a Harlem Globetrotters Game at BMO Harris Bank Center on December 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. ($87.45 Value)

Harlem Globetrotters

BMO Harris Bank Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$87.45 $52

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The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass Through November 9 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

The Dancing Horses Theatre

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Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

$37.50 $18

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"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" at Young Auditorium on November 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody"

Young Auditorium

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Live-action comedy takes a stab at the bestselling adult novel and pop culture phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey

$36.50 $22

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"An Irish Christmas" at Raue Center For The Arts on Saturday, November 8, at 8 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

"An Irish Christmas"

Raue Center For The Arts

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Festive celebration includes traditional Irish step-dancing, mythology, and familiar Christmas songs such as “The Little Drummer Boy”

$43 $19

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Weekend Access to the Chicago Pet Show for Two at Kane County Fairgrounds on November 8–9 (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago Pet Show

Kane County Fairgrounds

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Two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups, aimed at current and prospective pet owners

$14 $7

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America's Baking and Sweets Show, November 14–16 (Up to 42% Off)

America's Baking and Sweets Show

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

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Stars of TLC’s “DC Cupcakes” and award-winning pastry chef Gale Gand headline three days of sweets, classes, and demos

$26 $15

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Holiday Art Fair Admission for Two, Four, or Six at MMoCA and The Overture Center (50% Off)

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Capitol

Three-day festival offers 85+ booths of art, fine craft, and gourmet foods with a silent auction and Rediscovered Art & Treasures sale

$12 $6

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One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute for One or Two at Durty Nellie's on Friday, November 14 (Up to 67% Off)

One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute

Durty Nellie's

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Re-creation of Daft Punk's 2007 tour includes a full-scale replica of their pyramid

$15 $7

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One Ticket to All Three Shows: "Mary Poppins," "Tommy," and "Les Misérables" at the Paramount Theatre (Up to 48% Off)

Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre

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Broadway-style productions of three beloved musicals about a magical nanny, a pinball wizard, and an ex-con navigating an uprising in Paris

$189.54 $99

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Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (52% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater’s movie screens

$120 $58

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$11 for Drive-In Admission for Two and Two Small Popcorns at Keno Drive-In (Up to $20.50 Value)

Keno Drive-In

Pleasant Prairie

Double features of first-run flicks pair with audio from FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into popcorn

$20.50 $11

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$5 for a Movie Outing with a Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.50 $5

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Kenny Rogers – Through the Years Tour at Genesee Theatre on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Kenny Rogers

Genesee Theatre

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Legendary country and gospel artist lets his rich voice loose on hits such as “The Gambler” and “Islands in the Stream”

$63.80 $33

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional DVD and Nutcracker on December 7 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet's

Rosemont Theatre

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$86 $43

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We are the Rockford Rage Women's Roller Derby. We are a group of strong, passionate, athletic, dedicated, and empowered women (and some men). We are determined to bring the sport of roller derby back to the Rockford area and we strive to support our community in any way possible.

8800 East Riverside Boulevard
Loves Park,
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Created in 1936 to bolster fine-arts exposure, the Rockford Coronado Concert Association brings box-office lurkers five classical, semiclassical, and dance performances each season at the architecturally stunning Coronado Performing Arts Center.

314 North Main Street
Rockford,
IL
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Mary Lee's encouraging pop-and-lock experts instill the passion of rhythm and dance in students ages 5 to adult through weekly hip-hop classes. Each 45-minute lesson begins with warm-up exercises that stretch out limbs to prevent participants from pulling muscles. Dancing protégés then take to the floor and glean tips on performing modern hip-hop maneuvers such as the glide, the harlem shake, and the properly grounded electric slide. Students must come appropriately dressed in clean sneakers—no street shoes—and comfortable dance clothes devoid of zippers and buckles. Class times vary depending on the dancer's age, so check Mary Lee's class schedule to find the most convenient class.

1888 Daimler Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

The seasoned performers of Piccadilly Circus dazzle audiences of all ages with 90 minutes of acrobatics, comedic high jinks, and trained animals beneath the big top. Audiences gasp at high-flying trapeze artists swooping through the air with the confidence of a kite in a wind tunnel, as well as contortionists able to bend themselves into human bonsai trees. Death-defying motorcyclists roar into a caged globe to perform a 360-degree display of vehicular mastery. Gaggles of clowns coax out chuckles, and a trained elephant parades around the ring, occasionally stopping to memorize an audience member's phone number. General-admission seating surrounds the ring, allowing ample viewpoints from which to observe the boisterous spectacle.

14510 Route 176
Woodstock,
IL
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Voracious engines devour yards of pavement as stock cars and custom racers whip around Sycamore Speedway's track at top speed, relying on their tires’ tread to keep them glued to the ground. Occasionally, the rubber grip gives way and spectacular smashups ensue, a much-sought-after sight during a Friday night Demolition Derby. The track welcomes souped-up models from any year between 1965 and 2012 to compete in its Super Late Model category, during which a huge variety of chassis and a marching band equipped with jetpacks perform a breakneck parade around the track. As racers test the mettle of their adrenal glands, spectators kick back in ample stand space to enjoy hot dogs, sodas, and other refreshments that can be purchased onsite.

50W086 Rt 64
Maple Park,
IL
US

Since the first fairway drive in 1923, players at Sycamore Golf Club have sent their golf balls cruising down tree-lined chutes blanketed in pristine bentgrass in effort to conquer the course par of 71. The 18-hole course straddles the Kishwaukee River and extends to a total length of 5,817 yards from the back tees and 5,302 yards from the front tees. A meticulous maintenance team keeps the course in excellent condition, meaning golfers will rarely have to hit out of fairway divots or find their golf ball running away with vagabond gangs of crabgrass tumbleweeds.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course

  • Total length of 5,817 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 68.2 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 120 from the back tees

  • Two sets of tees per hole

  • Scorecard

725 E State St
Sycamore,
IL
US