Top 5 things to do this weekend: Sept. 21-23, 2018

September 20, 2018

Spend an evening with Brahms

STERLING – Clinton Symphony Orchestra opens its 65th season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sterling High School’s Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave.

Western Illinois University faculty members Julieta Mihai and cellist Moisés Molina will perform Brahms Double Concerto with the orchestra. Sterling High School string orchestra students will perform two of Brahms’ Hungarian dances with the symphony, and Brahms’ Second Symphony will end the evening.

The cost is $20; students are admitted free.

A bus is provided; the roundtrip ride costs $8 and it leaves Clinton Park on Third St. in Clinton, Iowa, at 6; Community State Bank, 1325 17th St. in Fulton, at 6:15; and Community State Bank, 220 E. Main St, in Morrison, at 6 4:40 p.m.

Call 563-219-8084 for tickets and for more information.

Taste of Fiesta

ROCK FALLS – Taste of Fiesta runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at RB&W District Park, 301 E. Second St.

The Mexican Independence Day celebration features food, music, dance and art, kids activities, a fun fair and business booths.

Admission is free. 

Contact Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, chamber@essex1.com or 815-625-2400, or go to saukvalleyareachamber.com for more information.

Rock Falls River Chase

ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls River Chase stock outboard racing event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Seward Park.

The races are run by the Marine Racing Club of Illinois and sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association. Racers compete for points in various categories according to age, boat weight and motor types.

There also will be food vendors, bounce houses, fire trucks and raffles.

Admission is free. Find Rock Falls River Chase of Facebook for more information.

Take a cruise to Mount Carroll

MOUNT CARROLL – Classic cars will cruise into downtown from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday

The cruise nights feature no classes or judging.

There will be live music and food will be sold.

Find Mt. Carroll Cruise Nights on Facebook for more information.

Horror movies until dawn

STERLING – “The Thing,” “The Blob,” “The Funhouse,” and “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers,” all rated R, will be featured in the Dusk to Dawn Horror Fest Saturday at Midway Drive-In, 91 Palmyra Road.

There also will be horror vendors, classic horror trailers, vintage concession ads, and “World of Death” horror shorts.

The box office opens at 5 and the first movie begins at 8 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids.

Go to themidwaydrivein.net for more information.

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