MIDWEST SOUL XCHANGE, 6 to 9 p.m. April 21, Mackey's Hideout, 2601 S. River Road, McHenry. Midwest Soul Xchange showcase their recently released album, Weakened at the Asylum—a rock opera that passionately positions the Flint, Michigan water crisis as a lens through which to explore themes of hope, power, and betrayal. With a cascade of melodies and soaring harmonies, Midwest Soul Xchange guides listeners through the entwined experiences of a lab worker turned whistleblower, his morally loose female companion, a foreign agent of espionage, and a revolutionary cult leader with a penchant for revenge. Cost: No coverage charge, must be 21.
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20, Woodstock Square, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Come out to the historic Woodstock Square for an Easter egg hunt on the square for childern 11 and under. Start times: 11 a.m. ages 2-3, 11:30 a.m. ages 4-5, noon ages 6-8, 12:30 p.m. ages 9-11. Cost: Free.
EARTH DAY TRAIL RACES, 8 a.m. April 20, 431 N. Walkup Ave., Crystal Lake. Celebrate Earth Day by running through the woods, enjoying nature and making new friends. Join Ornery Mule Racing for its seventh annual race at the hidden gems of Veteran Acres and Sternes Woods in Crystal Lake.The beautiful course features winding single track, rolling hills, blossoming spring flowers, open prairie and pine forest Earth Day trail races that make a perfect goal race or last long run before Ice Age 50-mile and 50K. Cost: $30-50.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20, Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Come check out environmental exhibitors, games and crafts, live music, puppet shows, guided nature hikes and much more. The event is held both indoors and out and will go on rain or shine. Cost: Free.
“FRANKENSTEIN,” 7 p.m. April 20, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. A live theater broadcast starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, and directed by Danny Boyle. Childlike in his innocence, but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale. Rated PG-13. Cost: $18 adults, $15 students and seniors, $13 groups (20 or more.)