Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Raue Center For The Arts, Crystal Lake, IL (McHenry County)

Destination of the Day: Raue Center For The Arts, Crystal Lake, IL (McHenry County)

The northwestern suburbs have a number of performing arts centers, including this fine restored cinema in downtown Crystal Lake. Upcoming events include GET LIT(early) (April 21), Jim Brickman (May 6), and The 39 Steps (Opening May 8). Downtown Crystal Lake has a nice selection of community restaurants and bars for a post-performance snack and drink.

Raue Center For The Arts
6 North Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-9212

Getting There:
Public Transit (always confirm schedules)-
-Take METRA Union Pacific Northwest Line (Harvard) to Crystal Lake Station (note: there are two stations in Crystal Lake. Deboard at the downtown station)
-At Williams Street, walk 1.5 blocks south to theatre

Auto (always confirm route)-
-Take I-90 to the Route 31/South 8th Street/North State Street exit
-Continue north to East Crystal Lake Avenue
-At East Crystal Lake Avenue, turn west
-At South Main Street, turn north and then turn an almost immediate west at Brink Street
-At Williams Street, turn south and continue to the theatre

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