133. “Live and Unplugged” in Cook Street Plaza

 Feel like checking out a free concert in Barrington this weekend?  Saturday is “Live & Unplugged” night at Cook Street Plaza. Local musicians set up in the courtyard, perform and share stories about their own original songs in an intimate neighborhood setting surrounding Francesca’s Famigila Restaurant. Francesca’s will set up extra tables and chairs in the plaza for anyone who would … Read more…

105. Celebrate Bastille Day in South Barrington

 It’s July 14th, Bastille Day, and a day to let your French flag fly. The French national holiday celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison on this date back in 1789 signaling the uprising of modern-day France. There’s a big party planned at L’Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington today to celebrate the holiday with food, drinks, live music and a special menu. L’Eiffel … Read more…

104. Children’s Concert at the Arboretum

 Here’s a fun way to start the day with your kids. Pinstripes and the Arboretum of South Barrington are hosting a free children’s summer concert tomorrow morning at 10:30. The performer for tomorrow’s concert is a guy known as “The Flying Fool”. His name is Ken Schultz and he juggles bowling balls, rides a unicycle, eats fire and balances an … Read more…

100. Uncork Barrington

 You can take a trip around the world right here in downtown Barrington tonight!  The sixth annual “Uncork Barrington” wine tasting is happening from 6 to 9PM hosted by the Barrington Village Association. Organizers have selected fifty fine wines from ten regions of the world for you to sample with a “passport” where you can keep track of your tastings and take … Read more…

91. Brat Tent = Beer, Bands and Fun for Kids

 The 2010 Brat Tent officially opens today, kicking off Barrington’s 2010 Fourth of July festivities.  There’s a full schedule of July Fourth fun taking place this week in downtown Barrington and we’re going to be sharing the details daily here at 365Barrington.com The party starts tonight! The Brat Tent will be open from 5 to 11:30PM at the North Metra commuter lot at … Read more…

90. “Vampire” Menu at Gold Class Cinemas

 Fans of the “Twilight” vampire saga will be lining up tonight at midnight outside Barrington theaters for the release of the latest movie in the series, “Eclipse”. It’s the third book in the sequence in which 18-year-old Bella Swan realizes she loves vampire, Edward Cullen more than werewolf, Jacob Black and helps defeat an “army” of newborn vampires hunting people … Read more…

87. Horse Trials by Day, Ron Hawking by Night

 The Horse Trials are underway in Barrington Hills this weekend. About 300 upper-level riders from around the country are competing with their beautiful horses today and tomorrow at the Barrington Countryside Park District Riding Center. These experienced competitors will be jumping larger obstacles, including a challenging water complex this weekend. The popular celebrity course walk will take place today and … Read more…

82. Good Karma at Cook Street Coffee

 Our favorite “hometown coffee shop” is celebrating its first anniversary this week with daily prizes and an awesome new menu item. Cook Street Coffee opened for business on June 25th, 2009 and they’re starting their week-long celebration today. The coffee shop is holding daily raffles all week. You’ll get one raffle ticket for each drink you order this week and … Read more…

79. Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie

 It’s Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie in Barrington! The first 500 people who come into Tropical Smoothie in Barrington today WEARING FLIP FLOPS will receive a free 24-ounce “Jetty Punch” smoothie. “Jetty Punch” is a strawberry-banana flavored smoothie and they typically cost $4.80. While you’re at Tropical Smoothie today, they’l also ask for a $1.00 donation to go to … Read more…

75. Make a Tee Time at Makray

 We’re on day 75 here at 365Barrington.com and I think it’s about time we start talking about Barrington’s golf community. There are six golf courses in Barrington, but only one of them is a public course and that’s Makray Memorial Golf Club. Makray is a premier 18-hole championship caliber course with 7,000 yards, four sets of tees and a par … Read more…