In a 1960 interview that asked where “home” was, Orson Welles answered, “I suppose Woodstock, Illinois, I went to school there.” For film and history buffs alike, the Orson Welles Festival will have something that will grab your attention. Through out the month of May there will be a Film Festival, Panel Discussions, a Reenactment of War of the worlds,Book Signings and more.
Take the train to experience live theater, ballet, musical acts, family entertainment, comedy, original plays and old favorites, you can find it all. The venues are as varied as the acts and many are housed in beautiful historic buildings within minutes of a Metra Station.
Whether you are a singer or a songwriter, this list of venues all host open mic nights. Musicians who want a chance to showcase their talent and perform in front of a live audience will enjoy the opportunity to spend time with other artists. Even if you aren’t a performer you may want to go and lend your support.
Do you want to get away from it all with out going to far? Plan a week-end in Woodstock.This excursion features a local bed and breakfast, dinner and a performance at the historic Woodstock Opera House. All with in minutes of the train and the lovely Woodstock square.