Here are a few highlights for the first spring weekend of 2013! Make sure to also check out the Go West Easter Guide for seasonal events.
AURORA: This is the last weekend for the amazing production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Paramount Theatre, part of its 2012-13 Broadway series. Check out the glowing reviews from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. As for an age range, I'd say this show would appeal to children 12 and up ... and give your family much fodder for discussion afterward! Tickets range from $35 to $47. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.,. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
BATAVIA & OSWEGO: The Goodrich Quality Theatres' Free Spring Movies series continues this weekend. Last summer's animated hit "Madagascar 3" will be shown at both 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Randall 15 IMAX in Batavia and the Kendall 10 in Oswego. The free tickets are first-come, first-served. Note that "Madagascar 3" is also scheduled to be shown at the West Branch of the Aurora Public Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. as part of its "Saturday Afternoon Movies for Children."
ST. CHARLES: The Steel Beam Theatre offers up "The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny" this weekend, as part of its Kids' Stage. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students to see this musical production. Showtimes are Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance after each performance for photographs with families.
WEST CHICAGO: If you missed the maple sugaring fun earlier this month, you're in luck! The staff at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago say that because of our below-freezing nighttime temps, the maple trees will continue to provide sap for sugaring demonstrations. So stop by the farm on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or Sunday between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to learn how to take advantage of a natural resource growing right in your neighborhood.