Top 5 things to do this weekend: Dec. 21-23, 2018
“Scrooge the Comedy’
MOUNT MORRIS – The 30th annual audience-participation production of “Scrooge the Comedy,” based loosely on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” ends Saturday with an adults-only performance for those 21 and older at the Pines Playhouse at White Pines Inn, 6712 W. Pines Road.
Cocktails are served at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 815-946-2400, ext. 3, for tickets, reservations and more information.
Blues and Bluegrass
FRANKLIN GROVE – If it’s the third Friday of the month, it’s Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St.
Open-stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, beginning at 7 p.m.
Admission is free; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building.
Call 815-456-3030 or go to franklingroveil.org for more information.
Songwriters open mic night
MOUNT MORRIS – Songwriters Open Mic runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Mount Morris Moose Family Center, 45 E. Hitt St.
Registration begins at 6:30; the order of singers will be drawn at 6:50. Each performer is allowed two songs and no more than 10 minutes; sound equipment is provided. All material must be original and family-friendly.
Call Jerry Tice, 815-499-2660, for more information.
See Monet for no money!
DAVENPORT – Take a weekend road trip to Paris: The Figge Art Museum is offering free admission through Jan. 6, which means full access to all of its exhibitions, including “French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950” from the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
The museum is at 225 W. Second St. Call 563-326-7804 or go to www.figgeartmuseum.org for more information.
Get them plumb tuckered out
DIXON – When’s the last time the whole family got goofy together, running around and having fun?
Plum Hollow Family Center, 1933 state Route 26, up the road a bit from the Shopko/County Market shopping center, is the perfect spot to spend the day, and night, when the kids are out of school or family’s visiting for the holidays.
There’s miniature golf, laser tag, sand volleyball, wallyball, racquetball, an arcade, adult video games, and, of course, bowling.
Call 815- 271-4101, go to bowldixon.com for find it on Facebook for more information.