210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood
Enjoy a performance by touring rock band Steepwater, known for incorporating a wide range of influences, including Tom Petty, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, The Beatles, Traffic and more. A two-drink minimum applies for all seated patrons. To purchase tickets, and for more information, call (847) 433-0304 or visit www.210live.com.
Spark in the Dark
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road, Lake in the Hills
Couples (adults only) are invited to participate in a candlelit, Valentine’s-themed hike with a focus on love in the animal kingdom. To register, and for more information, call (847) 381-6592 or visit www.fpdcc.com.
Dennis DeYoung: The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan
See founding Styx member and lead singer Dennis DeYoung and his band present a special 40th anniversary concert featuring songs from the legendary band’s epic album, “The Grand Illusion,” as well as other favorites from the Styx catalog. To purchase tickets, stop by the box office or call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. For more information, call (847) 782-2366 or visit www.geneseetheatre.com.
Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake
See Lake in the Hills-based pop/rock/hip hop cover band Pirate Radio perform in concert at this popular area bar and eatery. For more information, call (847) 526-7174 or visit www.sideouts.com.
‘A Tribute to African-American History Makers’
Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago
Celebrate Black History Month at the 35th Annual Profiles in Excellence program, “A Tribute to African-American History Makers,” sponsored by the Lake County Forest Preserves. The event honors notable African-Americans in the area — past and present — and includes a presentation by Gregory Gordon, associate professor of history at the College of Lake County, as well as a performance by a local choir. All ages are welcome. For more information, call (847) 367-6640 or visit www.lcfpd.org.
Mardi Gras Cajun Music with Dave Berger
Antioch Public Library District, 757 Main St., Antioch
In celebration of Mardi Gras, Dave Berger will present a program featuring Cajun and Zydeco music, two styles traditionally associated with Louisiana. This program is intended for adults. To register, and for more information, call (847) 395-0874 or visit www.apld.info.
Hurricane Maria vs. Puerto Rico: The Science, History and Economics
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein
In this special program, professor Paul Sirvatka and associate professor Sam Mitrani of the College of DuPage will discuss the science of hurricanes, the history, politics and economics of Puerto Rico as part of the United States, and the devastating effects on Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The discussion will be moderated by associate professor John Paris. To register, and for more information, call (847) 566-8702 or visit www.fremontlibrary.org.
Chinese New Year
Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
Adults can celebrate Chinese New Year with a concert of traditional Chinese music from Kerry Leung. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. For more information, call (847) 587-0198 or visit www2.youseemore.com.
Authors Out Loud: Chef Addie Gundry
Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills
Author and chef Addie Gundry, a 2015 winner of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen,” will discuss her new cookbook series, including “Essential Slow Cooking Recipes: 103 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Meals” and “Retro Recipes from the ’50s and ’60s: 103 Vintage Appetizers, Dinners and Drinks Everyone Will Love.” Books will be available for purchase from The Book Bin. Registration is required for this program. To sign up, and for more information, call (847) 362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org.
–Lake County Calendar of Events Feb. 8 – Feb. 13–