Get ready for Street Scenes

By Abby Scalf
Daily Herald correspondent
Posted2/7/2018 12:51 PM

Held the second weekend of February each year, more than 1,000 volunteers help transform Carmel Catholic High School into Lake County's premiere winter event.

"We transform our school into a tropical oasis with dozens of local restaurants, fabulous wine, beer and cocktails and the best entertainment around," said Chris Perrelle, who is co-chair of the Street Scenes fundraiser with husband Mark.

There will be more than 30 rooms transformed into show venues, concessions and feature acts, such as Stuck at Zero, Sagebrush, Scott "Big Cat" Hawkins, Mojo Daddies, Dave Arrigo Acoustic, Purple Drapes and more.

The gymnasium becomes one of the event's hottest spots -- a Las Vegas-style casino with blackjack, poker, roulette, and more.

Visitors also can enjoy several shows, including the popular cabaret-style student show.

Lake and McHenry County seventh- and eighth-graders, along with Carmel students, are invited to Street Scenes Student Night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Admission is $5 in advance, $6 at the door.

Students will be able to enjoy several of the shows, including the student show, along with food and games at reduced prices.

For the first time, Carmel will sell tickets in advance for $20, as well as commemorative drinkware online at Website visitors can view the entertainment schedule and find parking and free shuttle information. Tickets at the door will cost $25.

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