Best bets: Race down new Aussie Mat Dash starting Monday at Raging Waves

  • The Aussie Mat Dash racing ride opens at Raging Waves Waterpark on Monday, July 27.

    The Aussie Mat Dash racing ride opens at Raging Waves Waterpark on Monday, July 27. Courtesy of Raging Waves Waterpark

Updated 7/24/2020 3:12 PM

Splash racers

Six racers can compete to see who is the fastest with the new Aussie Mat Dash water slide. It's set to open on Monday at Raging Waves Waterpark, 4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville. Advance reservations required. $34.99. (630) 882-6575 or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Monday, July 27 (hours vary after Aug. 16); season ends Monday, Sept. 7.


Antique autos

Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity sponsors a car show in the parking lot of its ReStore, 2302 W. Indian Trail Road, Aurora. Free admission, but $15 registration per car and $1 admission to the family fun fair. (630) 206-5038 or 9 a.m. To 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25

Lyric friends

See alumni and current members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center with the live stream of "Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter." The Sunday online concert features mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges, baritone Will Liverman and more. Free. (312) 827-5600 or 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26

Quacks Away

Support the Carol Stream Parks Foundation with its annual Duck Race, which will be streamed via Facebook Live. See which duck will win from Coyote Crossing Mini Golf, 27W650 North Ave., West Chicago. $5 per duck. (630) 784-6176 or 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25

Latin beats

Dance to lots of contemporary Latin music with the third annual "LatiNxt Music Festival." It's staged outdoor this weekend at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Free. (312) 595-7437 or 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 24; 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 25

Zoom play

A family adapts to coronavirus lockdown in College of DuPage Theater's new online play "Every Day is Zoom Day!" It's written by director Connie Canaday Howard along with the show's cast, and can be viewed online. Free. (630) 942-4000 or 7 p.m. Friday, July 24.

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