Arts & Entertainment

Funky Rooster Tattoo and Art Gallery

Funky Rooster Tattoo and Art Gallery is a custom tattoo shop located in the heart of downtown Elgin, IL. We're north of the Grand Victoria Casino & Riverside Park on the east side of the river across from Dogs Paw Brewery. We're a licensed professional tattoo shop who takes great pride in our clean, friendly, and laid back environment. Our goal is that each and every client will enjoy a friendly, relaxing, and safe experience, while walking away with an amazing tattoo.
We welcome you to stop in, chat with our artists, and check out the original paintings on the walls. And Yes, they are for sale! We also sell art prints of our original paintings, unique jewelry, t-shirts designed by our artist Jose Manuel, Folk art from Mexico, fun stickers, and other cool stuff. Walk-ins are welcome! Hablamos Espanol !!

Gail Borden Public Library

Gail Borden Public Library is not only the third largest library building in Illinois but is also known as the community center. The library is known for bringing in museum exhibits such as SuperCroc and Lego Architecture. What will they do next?

Dinosaurs will be taking over the library for the Summer 2017 season! Experience one of the many interactive exhibits teaching children about dinosaurs or have the 33-foot Jobaria photo bomb your next Facebook photo. Here is a link for specific information on this exhibit. 

Grand Victoria Casino

Get in on the action! With hot new games, a cool new look and awesome cash prizes, it's all aboard for excitement! We're Rockin' the Boat!

Perched atop the spectacular Fox River, Grand Victoria Casino boasts over 1,100 exciting slots, a countless variety of Vegas-style table games, acclaimed gaming promotions and giveaways, four extraordinary restaurants, including award-winning Buckinghams, and unparalleled customer service. It all makes Grand Victoria Casino the best gaming, dining, and entertainment destination in all of Chicagoland.

Every summer the Grand Victoria Casino puts together a summer line-up that has visitors coming from near and far. Here is the 2017 schedule of concerts and events. More information will be released as it is made available.

July 1st - Gretchen Wilson with The Loving Mary Band and Charlie Daniels Band with Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

July 22nd - 3 Doors Down plus Filter plus 7th Heaven

August 19th - Yestival-A Full Festival Experience

September 3rd - Belinda Carlisle and Smash Mouth and The Motels with Martha Davis and Bow Wow Wow

All concert and ticket information can be found here. 

Check out the Elgin Area CVB's blog post about preparing to attend the Summer Concert Series. Here is the link.

Hemmens Cultural Center

The Hemmens Cultural Center offers Chicagoland a 1,200 seat acoustical gem that Harry Belafonte described as a "jewel". With seats no further than 87 feet from the stage and ample leg room, The Hemmens is the ideal venue to enjoy entertainment ranging from local favorites such as The Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Children's Theatre of Elgin to performing legends such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Bob Newhart and BB King. The Hemmens Cultural Center not only boasts a beautiful proscenium theatre, it also has an 11,340 square foot Exhibition Hall, fully equipped banquet kitchen and art gallery. With convenient, ample parking, and easy access from major routes, The Hemmens Cultural Center is ideal for trade shows, performances, conventions and meetings.

Looking for one-of-a-kind treasures that you won't find ANYWHERE else? Try Honey Poo Poo's in East Dundee (inside Artisticology) for * Unique Garden Art w/teacups, saucers and even holiday themed! * Dazzling Boot Bling * Sparkling Zipper Pulls* Wine & Liquor Bottle Lamps * Smushed Wine Bottle Functional Art * Colorful Paintings * Unique Purses * Hand Painted Rocking Horses * Papier Mache Art * Recycled Record Album Clocks & Party Bowls * Treasures with messages (MUST SEE!) * Whimsical hand painted furniture AND SO MUCH MORE!

Illinois Railway Museum

The primary mission of the Illinois Railway Museum shall be to educate the public as to our nation's railroad and railway history, by:

* Collecting, preserving, and restoring rolling stock; artifacts, structures, and related transportation equipment for display to the public;

* Exhibiting the operation restored rolling stock and equipment on a demonstration rail line; and

* Collecting, preserving, and maintaining a reference library of publications, drawings, technical information, and other materials regarding railroads, railways, and related forms of transportation for research and other purposes.

Judson University

Judson University is a fully accredited, private Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions. Judson offers degrees in more than 50 different majors/minors for traditional, graduate, and adult students. Judson University ranks consistently among the Top-Tier of Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. With an academically challenging environment and encouraging spiritual community, Judson shapes lives that will shape the world. During our academic year, Judson provides chapel for our community at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These events are free and open to the public. Each year Judson hosts concerts, recitals, plays, lectures and art galleries from renowned artists and architects on campus for our students. These events are typically open to the public and admission fees and registration may be required. Judson also is home to the World Leaders Forum, an annual event that brings global world leads in the spring. During the school year, Judson offers music lessons to younger students through the Fox Valley Community Music School. During the summer, special sports camps and a music camp are available for area youth.

Marcus Theatres vision is to “Create Magical Movie Memories” by exceeding guest expectations in everything we do. Marcus Theatres provides a memorable out-of-home experience at the finest theatres in America, featuring the best motion picture presentation and personal, fast friendly service, all at the best entertainment value.

Martini Room

Martini Room in Elgin is the premier lounge - nightclub and entertainment venue in the northwest suburbs. We offer a unique Chicago-style lounge atmosphere with a friendly staff, great martinis and fabulous customers! Of course, Martini Room is known for great martinis and an intimate atmosphere. Our menu features more than 50 martinis, which combine to create the best top-to-bottom martini menu in all of Chicagoland. Our atmosphere is defined by comfortable couches, brick walls, and ever-changing art that is always for sale. On weekends, we feature DJ entertainment spinning the best dance music from the 70's to today.