Arts and entertainment calendar for June 14
Updated: June 12, 2012 8:31PM
“The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead,” through July 29 at Writers’ Theatre, 664 Vernon Ave., Glencoe. Thwarted housewife Rhonda Russell loses herself in a heated moment of passion, setting into motion an unbelievable series of events that ripple through the lives of everyone around her. Performances are Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m. (June 27 and July 25 only) and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (no 6 p.m. performance July 1 or 29). Tickets: $45-$65. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
“The Boy Scout Musical,” created by a cast of Eagle Scouts, 8 p.m. June 21 at The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Going to Philmont Scout Ranch is every Boy Scout’s dream. Dying, however, is not. Two troops embark on what’s supposed to be a fun camping trip only to end up in the middle of a disastrous plane crash. $15. Ages 21-plus show. For tickets, call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
“Cabaret,” presented by ATC Performance Playhouse at noon July 14 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 15 at the Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Recommended for ages 13 and up. $12. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
“Hero,” the story of a talented young artist and comic book illustrator living anything but a superhero life, June 20-Aug. 19 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The performance schedule is 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $40-$48, plus tax and handling fees. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. Dinner and theatre tickets, $55, are available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Dinner is at Kings Wharf Restaurant or the Fairfield Inn (based on dining availability). Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
“A Little Night Music,” through July 22 at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Curtain times are Tuesday and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (no performance on July 4); Wednesday matinee at 2 p.m. June 27 only; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (no 6 p.m. show on July 1). Tickets: $45-$75. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
Midwest New Musicals presents “North Shore Rhythms and Blues,” the culminating performance for authors in the Midwest New Musicals musical theater writers workshop, at 3 p.m. July 22 at Light Opera Works Second Stage at McGaw YMCA Children’s Center, 1420 Maple (at Lake), Evanston. $10. Call (847) 920-5360.
“My Fair Lady,” presented by the Glenview Theatre Guild June 22-July 7 at Glenbrook South High School’s Watson Auditorium, 4000 W. Lake Ave, Glenview. Performances are at 8 p.m. June 22-23, 29-30 and July 6-7; 2 p.m. June 24 and July 1; and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 7. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 at the box office. Visit www.GTGonstage.com or call (847) 604-3411.
“Oliver!”, presented by ATC Performance Playhouse at noon July 7 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 8 at the Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $12. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
“Sabrina Fair,” presented by Theatre in the Woods July 20-29 at The Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Call (847) 604-1990.
“Time After Time: The Songs of Jule Styne,” presented by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre through July 29 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood (Rogers Park), Chicago. During the golden age of Broadway and Hollywood musicals, composer Jule Styne created songs that prompted Frank Sinatra to remark, “... his song list reads like the history of American popular music.” Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 20-21, 27-28; and 7 p.m. Sundays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Tickets: $25-$29. Call (773) 347-1109 or visit www.theo-u.org.
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie. (773) 598-4549. www.gorillatango.com. June 30, 7 p.m.: Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra presents “Bulgarian and American Music,” featuring works by Marin Golimenov, Dimitar Nenov, Georgi Zlatev-Cherkin, John Williams and Aaron Copland. Philip Simmons conducts with violin soloist Kamen Vatchev. $15.
Lutkin Hall at Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. (847) 467-4000. June 14, 7 p.m.: Guitar Workshop Concert, featuring high school and college students performing classical guitar masterworks by Bach, Sor, Carulli, Turina and Albeniz. Admission is free.
Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 905-1500. www.musicinst.org. June 15, 7:30 p.m.: Anaphora performs works by Augusta Read Thomas, Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. $10-$18. For tickets, visit www.anaphoraensemble.com. June 21, 10:30-11 a.m.: Concert pianist Winston Choi performs J.S. Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” as part of Make Music Chicago, a free, one-day music festival taking place throughout the Chicago area. For a complete list of musicians and performance sites, visit www.makemusicchicago.org. July 13, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Duo Piano Festival gala opening concert, with Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem performing works by Mozart, Liszt, Barber and Milhaud. $25; $15 seniors; $10 students. July 17, 7:30 p.m.: Duo Piano Faculty Extravaganza Concert, featuring a varied selection of four-hand and two-piano repertoire. $25; $15 seniors; $10 students. July 20, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Duo Piano Festival features Stephanie Kai-Win Ho and Saar Ahuvia performing works by Bach from their new CD, “Bach Crossings.” $25; $15 seniors; $10 students.
The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale will present Summer Sing-alongs at 7:30 p.m. June 27 and July 25 in Room 9 at the Music Institute’s Evanston East Campus, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. On June 27 the group will sing Mozart’s Regina Coeli and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, conducted by Frank Winkler. On July 25, sing-along participants will perform Mozart’s Requiem, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg. Cost to participate is $10 per person. Each sing-along has an optional free rehearsal the day before — June 26 and July 24, respectively — at 7:30 p.m. in Room 9 at the Music Institute’s Evanston East Campus. Call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108, or visit www.musicinstituteofchicago.org.
Presbyterian Homes Westminster Place campus, Elliott Chapel, 3131 Simpson (Golf) Road, Evanston. (847) 492-2915. Gift of Music recital series — June 25, 1:30 p.m.: Marsha Foxgrover, music faculty at College of Du Page and organist at Wheaton Bible Church, will perform a free organ recital. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Marcel Dupré, Widor, Mozart and others.
Regenstein Recital Hall at Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 467-4000. June 30, 7:30 p.m.: Violin Institute Recital. Admission is free.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Opera in Cinema series features performances from opera houses throughout the world. Tickets are $20, unless noted otherwise. June 17, 2:30 p.m., and June 20, 7 p.m.: “Peter Grimes,” from La Scala, Milan, Italy. June 27, 7 p.m., and July 1, 2:30 p.m.: “Ernani,” from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy. Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: “Anna Bolena,” from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy.
Bertucci’s Italian Steakhouse, 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 432-6663. June 16 and 23, 8 p.m.: Donny DeMarco & Friends perform easy listening music at the bar. June 29, 8:30 p.m.: The Bonnie Bridges Experience (music of the ‘70s through today).
Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Mondays, through Sept. 3, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Carillonneurs from around the world perform music on the 48-bell Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon. Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30-6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes). Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. June 18: Toni Raats of Roosendaal, The Netherlands. June 25: Tim Sleep, city carillonneur of Naperville. July 2: Joey Brink of Madison, Conn. July 9: Stephan Burton of Provo, Utah. July 16: Anna Kasprzycka of Gdánsk, Poland. July 23: Robert Grogan of Washington, D.C. July 30: Gordon Slater of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Aug. 6: Chelsea Vaught of Lawrence, Kansas. Aug. 13: Sue Bergren, assistant carillonneur at the Millennium Carillon in Naperville. Aug. 20: Jim Fackenthal, assistant carillonneur at the University of Chicago. Aug. 27: Kimberly Schafer of Chicago. Sept. 3: James M. Brown, assistant city carillonneur in Naperville.
The Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. www.celticknotpub.com. No cover unless noted otherwise. Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight: American roots music with The Mudflapps. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.: Celtic music session with Gus Friedlander and friends. June 16, 9:30 p.m.: Bluegrass Advocates. June 17 and July 22, 5-8 p.m.: Eric Lugosch. June 30, 9:30 p.m.: Black Oil Brothers. July 14, 9:30 p.m.: G.P.S.
Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. June 15, 22 and 29, 9 p.m.: “Dario Radio” Dueling Pianos show. No cover. June 16, 9 p.m.: Frye Daddy, $5. June 23, 10 p.m.: Breakfast Club, $6.
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. June 19, 7 p.m.: Sweet Pepprika: The Delicious Sounds of Summer. The vocal trio performs vintage and contemporary arrangements.
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie. (773) 598-4549. www.gorillatango.com. June 16, 7:30 p.m.: Denny Diamond & the Family Jewels perform hits of Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Elvis and others. $15.
Hot Summer Nights, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 30, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. June 14: The Boils presents Celtic music and dance. June 21: Aloha Lives! presents Hawaiian music. June 28: Pamela Rose and Windy City Country perform country western music. July 5: Bossa Tres plays Brazilian music. July 12: Dave Ivaz Orchestra. July 19: Groupo Cha Cha performs Latin jazz. July 26: Bêabá do Samba, a Chicago-based band specializing in the sounds of Brazil. Aug. 2: Alan Gresik performs music from the swing era. Aug. 9: Lamajamal with Erika Ochoa present world music and belly dancing. Aug. 16: Guitarra Azul presents Spanish guitar and flamenco. Aug. 23: The Country Doctors play country western music. Aug. 30: Morry Sochat & the Special 20’s with Nicolle Wood present blues and swing dancing.
Lake County Folk Club events are held at 7 p.m. Sundays at Aleks’ Restaurant, 525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff. Concert admission is $12; $10 for Lake County Folk Club members, students and senior citizens.No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. Reservations encouraged for all concerts; call (847) 602-8882. For information, visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. June 17: Concert Stage features Anne Hills. Dee Lee opens. June 24: Song Circle.
“Linkin Park One Night Concert Event: Recorded Live in Berlin,” 7:30 p.m. June 25 at local movie theaters, including Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston; and Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets are available at theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. (773) 381-4554. www.maynestage.com. June 15, 8 p.m.: Pat Travers Band (rock). $23 in advance; $28 at the door. June 16, 9 p.m.: Angel Melendez Orchestra tribute to “El Cantante” Hector Lavoe (salsa/mambo). $15 general admission; $25 reserved. June 24, 8 p.m.: Acoustic Alchemy (jazz/folk rock). $40-$45. June 29, 9 p.m.: Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca (Afro-Cuban). $20 in advance; $25 at the door. June 30, 8 p.m.: Dave Mason Duo. $50 reserved seating, $40 balcony and standing room. July 6, 10 p.m.: Afro-Peruvian electronica band Novalima. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. July 10, 7:30 p.m.: ‘80s New Wave artist Howard Jones. $45 general admission. July 11, 8 p.m.: Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Contonou (Afro pop). $28 general admission; $38 reserved. July 13, 7:30 p.m.: Big Sam’s Funky Nation. $18 general admission. July 27, 7:30 p.m.: Dot Dot Dot, $15 general admission. Aug. 1, 8 p.m.: The Zombies. $65-$75. Aug. 3, 11:30 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Lucy Woodward. $23 general admission. Aug. 17-18, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.: Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular featuring “The Dark Side of the Rainbow,” a showing of “The Wizard of Oz” synchronized to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” soundtrack. The second half of the show features The Best of Pink Floyd including “The Wall.” $30 general admission. Sept. 13: Marcus Miller, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2001. $69.50.
Music on the Esplanade, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 28, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. June 12: Rio Bamba plays classic Brazilian jazz, samba and bossa nova. June 19: The Hoyle Brothers perform country and Western swing music. June 26: Bopology plays swing and jazz. July 3: Callaloo, a world fusion steel pan combo. July 10: Fernandez + Kimball Spanish Guitars. July 17: The Special Consensus, a four-person acoustic bluegrass band. July 24: Midwest Young Artists Jazz Combo. July 31: Morry Sochat & the Special 20’s play classic Chicago blues, swing and 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. Aug. 7: Buffalo Grove Jazz Band. Aug. 14: Fernandez + Kimball Spanish Guitars. Aug. 21: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 28: Swing Gitan plays gypsy jazz.
Northwestern University’s Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. June 22, 8 p.m.: Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Songwriters Showcase, the annual celebration of new writers in pop, folk, jazz, country and music theatre. Original music will be performed by emerging songwriters from all over the country. $10. Visit www.tic.northwestern.edu or call (847) 491-7282.
Park Fest concert series, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Village Green Park, 1810 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Free admission. Food service begins at 6 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, call the Weather/Activity Hotline at (847) 291-2985 for updates. June 19: R-Gang (R&B, Motown). June 26: New Odyssey (dance music). Winner of Northbrook Park District’s Rock the Green performs at 6 p.m. July 10: Rhythm Rockets (R&B, jazz). July 17: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Caribbean rock, reggae and calypso). July 24: Spoken Four (1950s to today’s hits).
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. June 23, 8 p.m.: Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Celebration Concert, featuring Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway. $40; $10 for students. Visit www.tic.northwestern.edu or call (847) 491-7282.
Ridgeville Park District summer concert series at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. Free admission. Visit www.ridgeville.org. June 24, 6:30 p.m.: Chris Madsen Group (jazz). July 15, 4:30 p.m.: Ridgeville Band of Evanston. Aug. 12: Jutta & the Hi-Dukes (world music) at 6 p.m.; Kelly Brand Jazztet at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Brian Gephart Group (jazz).
S.P.A.C.E.,1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Shows at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise. June 17: Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, “Stripped Down and Fully Clothed” (folk rock). $20. June 19: Singer/songwriter Steve Poltz. $12/$15. June 22: Ruthie Foster (blues/folk). $18. June 23: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd & the Monsters, $20-$34. June 24: Booker T Jones (R&B/soul/blues). $28-$68. June 27: Bearfoot (bluegrass). $12/$15. June 28: Soul Rebels Brass Band (New Orleans jazz). $15/$18. June 29: American English (Beatles tribute). $17-$37. June 30: Phil Angotti Band and Steve Dawson Band (indie rock). $12/$15/$22. July 1, 2 p.m.: Bitter Melon, $15. July 1, 7 p.m.: Kinky Friedman (country). July 6: Fountains of Wayne (alt rock). $28-$48. July 7: Heartsfield Band (country/rock). $17/$20. July 8, 7 p.m.: Dick Dale (surf rock) with Ambassadors to Earth. $25-$45. July 10: James Vincent McMorrow, $15/$18. July 11: Marc Cohn, $32-$68. July 12: Judy Collins. $40-$85. July 13: Otis Clay with The Revelations featuring Tre Williams (soul). $17/$20. July 14: Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks (country/jazz). $22-$42. July 15, 7 p.m.: The Ragbird with Chicago Farmer (folk/rock). $8/$10. July 18: Birds of Chicago (featuring JT Nero and Alison Rusell) and Matt the Electrician (roots). $10/$14. July 19: Edie Carey with Robbie Hecht (folk). $12/$15. July 20: BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet (Cajun). $20/$40. July 21: Jimmy Webb, $20-$42. July 22, 2 p.m.: Eugenia Elliot CD release show (folk). $5-$10. July 22, 6:30 p.m.: Callaghan in The Studios at SPACE (pop). $15. July 22, 7 p.m.: John Gorka (folk). $18/$22. July 25: Erwin Helfer’s Chicago Boogie Ensemble & Ann Rabson (blues/jazz). $12/$15. July 26: Rick Estrin & the Nightcats (blues). $15/$20. July 27: James Carter Organ Trio (jazz). $17/$20. July 28: Alfonso Ponticelli’s Swing Gitan and Reginald Robinson (gypsy jazz). $12-$22. July 29: Stooges Brass Band (jazz/funk). $12/$15. Aug. 1: Catbon Leaf (alt country). $17-$30. Aug. 3: Chuck Prophet (Americana/rock). $15/$18. Aug. 4: Chicago Women in Blues. $12-$22. Aug. 5, 7 p.m.: Davina & the Vagabonds (blues/jazz). $12-$20. Aug. 7: Lera Lynn with Ernie Hendrickson (country/rock). $10/$12. Aug. 8: Caleb Hawley and Theo Katzman (indie rock/soul). $10/$12. Aug. 9: Tab Benoit (blues). $24/$28. Aug. 10: Billy Boy Arnold (blues). $15/$20. Aug. 11, 7 p.m.: Krista Detor in The Studios at SPACE. $20. Aug. 11: Curtis Salgado (blues/R&B). $15-$28. Aug. 15: Tom O’Brien (bluegrass/country). $18-$30. Aug. 16: Julie Frost, $12/$15. Aug. 17: Claire Lynch Band (bluegrass/folk). $18-$30. Aug. 18: Marshall Crenshaw. $18-$38. Aug. 21: Aoife O’Donovan (indie/folk). $12/$15. Aug. 23: Jesse Colin Young (folk). $22/$34/$44. Aug. 24: Maria Muldaur (blues/pop). $17-$30. Aug. 25: Seth Glier Residency in The Studios at SPACE, $10. Aug. 26, 2 p.m.: Michael Smith and Anne Hills. $15/$18. Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Dan Navarro. $15-$28. Aug. 28: Rebecca Loebe with Anna Vogelzang. $10-$18. Aug. 30: Canned Heat (blues/rock). $28-$68. Aug. 31: The Fabulous Thunderbirds (blues/rock). $28-$68. Sept. 7, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Tony Lucca (pop). $18-34. Sept. 9, 5 p.m.: Griffin House live recording and show in the Studios at SPACE, $30. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: Griffin House, $18/$22. Sept. 13: Debbie Davies (blues). $15/$20. Sept. 16, 7 p.m.: Greg Brown (folk). $26-$46. Sept. 19: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds (rock/blues/soul). $12/$15. Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: Lori McKenna (folk). $15/$18. Sept. 23, 7 p.m.: Roy Bookbinder (acoustic blues). $15/$20. Sept. 25: Matthew Perryman Jones and Matthew Mayfield, $12/$15. Sept. 26-27: 93XRT Jazz Transfusion welcomes John Scofield Trio, $26-$48. Sept. 28: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen (folk/bluegrass). $25/$30. Sept. 29: Siegel Schwall Band with Johnny Burns (blues). $22-$42.
Summer Showcase concert series, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Starbucks Plaza, 675 Deerfield Road, downtown Deerfield. For information, call (847) 945-5321. June 20: Not for Profit (rock). June 27: Blue Road (rock). July 11: Red, White and Brass (patriotic brass band). July 18: Bob Gand Smooth Jazz. July 25: Big Band Sound of Deerfield.
Summer Sounds at the Glen, a live weekly music series, 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 28, at The Glen Town Center’s Navy Park, 2671 Navy Blvd., Glenview. Outdoor tented food booths will feature fare from The Glen’s resident restaurants, and there will be crafts and interactive activities for children. Free admission. For information, visit www.theglentowncenter.com or call (847) 724-2025. June 19: Classis Blast (pop rock played on “classical” instruments). June 26: Five Guys Named Moe (classic rock). July 3: BBI (‘60s to today). July 10: Vinyl Highway Band (hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s). July 17: Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm Band (country rock). July 24: Libido Funk Circus (disco). July 31: Soda (various covers). Aug. 7: Ac Rock (acappella). Aug. 14: Bopology (swing, Sinatra). Aug. 21: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 28: The Ragtops (hits of the ‘50s).
Unity on the North Shore, 3434 Central St., Evanston. June 24, 7 p.m.: Jazz in June, featuring Harold & Co. Jazz Sextet, The Eric Michaels Organ Trio, Bobbi Wilsyn and Suzanne Palmer. $15. Call (847) 864-8977.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. June 27, 7 p.m.: Bluegrass concert featuring Harpeth Rising, four classically trained musicians who play banjo, fiddle, cello, and hand drum.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. June 16, 7:30 p.m.: Pat Travers Band (guitar rock). $15-$30. June 26, 8 p.m.: Tower of Power (R&B). $35-$65. June 29, 8 p.m.: Blues guitarist and singer Coco Montoya. $18-$30. June 30, 7:30 p.m.: Reely Dan (Steely Dan tribute). $10-$30. July 3, 8 p.m.: Victor Wooten with Spare Parts, $20-$50. July 7, 8 p.m.: One Step at a Time benefit concert with Borrowed Time and Quintet. $10, with proceeds to benefit Children’s Oncology Services. July 11, 8 p.m.: Edwin McCain, $20-$50. July 13, 8 p.m.: John Parr with Sam Llanas, $15-$35. July 14, 9 p.m.: The Prince Experience, $15-$30.July 27, 8 p.m.: The Association, $20-$60. July 28, 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.: Contemporary vocalist Linda Eder presents her “Songbirds” show. $30-$75. July 31: 1960s English pop band The Zombies with Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent. $30-$70. Aug. 4, 8 p.m.: Ron Hawking. Aug. 11, 9 p.m.: Blues/rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd. $36-$75. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: The Smithereens, $20-$40. Sept. 28: Ronnie Baker Brooks with Cedric Burnside Project.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. July 27, 8 p.m.: Jess Godwin. $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Through July 14: “Weaver’s World, Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media.” Local artist Kathy Weaver exhibits airbrushed textiles, paintings, drawings and sculpture that represent the robots and cyborgs of an imaginary world. Through July 14: “BLOOM,” an exhibit of work inspired by nature’s moments of flourish. Juried and curated by artist and instructor Teresa Hofheimer, the exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, mixed media and sculpture by 20 local artists. July 27-Aug. 16: “Gogh Green!”, The Art Center’s 24th annual recycled (pre-owned) art sale, featuring thousands of paintings, prints, 2D and 3D art, jewelry, decorative objects and more. Special opening evening, 6-9 p.m. July 27, includes live and silent auctions of select works, and the first chance to purchase pieces of donated art; $50 admission. The sale includes a donation of more than 400 pieces from the corporate collection of Baxter International, as well as a significant collection of early American wood furnishings donated by the University of Chicago. Proceeds from the opening evening and sale support The Art Center’s art school scholarship program.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery, located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturdays by appointment. Through July 27: “Art is … A Photo Festival!”
Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University’s Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. www.norris.northwestern.edu/dittmar.php. (847) 491-2348. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Through Aug. 9: “Visiting Hours,” artist Tyanna Buie’s wall installations highlighting her uncle’s life in the prison system and attempt to retrieve what was lost through his journey, such as hope, relevance and freedom. Her works were created from found childhood objects, family memories, photos and other family memorabilia. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 26.
Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road. (847) 475-5300. www.evanstonartcenter.org. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Through July 29: “Night Sky,” an exhibit of works celebrating a quintessentially human activity — looking up at the stars.
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Through June 28: “Art Naturally: Nature in the Abstract,” landscapes by Glenview Art League member Judith Edelman.
The Highland Park Art Walk, a juried exhibition of artwork by Illinois artists displayed in downtown Highland Park shops and businesses, will be held through June 30. Meet the Artists Day, 2-4 p.m. June 16, will feature participating artists at their display locations. Party with the Artists, an awards ceremony and silent auction, will be held from 4-6 p.m. June 16 at Blue Rose Gallery, 667 Central Ave., Highland Park. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.highlandparkartwalk.org or call (847) 440-6542.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Through June 28: Works by residents of the Glen Oaks Rehabilitation Center will be on display in the third floor multi-media section.
Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. (847) 448-8260. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Through July 6: “Refreshing,” the 38th annual exhibition of the Korean-American Art Association. The exhibit features Western style and Korean traditional paintings, ceramics, video, fiber, mixed media and installations produced by 18 Chicago area artists.
Perspective Group and Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.perspectivegallery.org. (224) 200-1155. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Through July 1: “City Space,” a photographic exhibition by Clarissa Bonet, winner of the juror’s award of Perspective Gallery’s LENS 2012 international juried exhibition. Opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. June 16.
Re-invent gallery, 202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; Sundays by appointment. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Through June 22: Multi-media art show of works by the McMahon family of artists. The show includes watercolor paintings, sculptures, glasswork, neons, metalcraft and other media by six members of the family, all Lake Forest natives.
Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes, Celebrating Experience: A Gallery of Art by Older Adults, 1123 Emerson, Suite 200, Evanston. (847) 864-7274. www.SASIathome.org. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment. All art is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SASI, a community nonprofit that helps adults in Chicago and the north/northwest suburbs who, due to aging, illness or injury, need assistance in the home. Through Nov. 4: Works by Robert Leopold, Delores Rix and Howard Tyner.
Rena Sternberg Gallery, 378 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-0202. www.renasternberggallery.com. June 22-Aug. 14: Works by Christopher Chiappa and Cheryl Pope. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 22.
Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. (847) 256-5025. www.wilmette.lib.il.us. Through June 30: “Illuminated Inspirations,” gilded illuminations by Bridgette Schnider, who creates jewel-like art using pencils and paint, often embellished with gold or silver to catch the light.
Citadel Theatre Company in Lake Forest announces general auditions for its 2012-13 season, which includes “Other People’s Money,” “Little Women,” “God of Carnage” and “Enchanted April.” Auditions will be held from noon-4 p.m. June 16 at Citadel Theater, 825 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest; and noon-4 p.m. June 17 at Theatre 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. All performances will be held in Lake Forest. Seeking to cast men and women to play roles from 18-65. All roles are paid positions. A two-minute contemporary monologue will be required. Appointments recommended, walk-ins seen only as time permits. E-mail headshot and resume to email@example.com or visit www.citadeltheatre.org for more information.
Chicago Master Singers will hold vocal auditions for the 2012-13 season Aug. 9, 14, 16 and 21 in Palatine. Dedicated singers are invited to call (877) 825-5267 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to make an audition appointment. CMS is a 130-voice ensemble directed by Alan Heatherington featuring singers from throughout the Chicago area. The ensemble will perform this season with the Ars Viva Orchestra and the Lake Forest Symphony. For more information, visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.
Artists are invited to jury to participate in the 18th annual Edens Art Fair to be presented by the American Society of Artists July 21-22 at Edens Plaza in Wilmette. For information, call (847) 991-4748 or visit www.americansocietyofartists.org.
Bridie McKenna’s Irish Pub, 254 Green Bay Road, Highwood, will host a benefit for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention from 7-10 p.m. June 15, featuring Irish food, drinks, entertainment and prizes. Tickets are $45, available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244883.
Porchlight Music Theatre presents its annual benefit concert, “Chicago Sings Jerry Herman,” at 7 p.m. June 18 at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. (Rogers Park), Chicago. The event features performances of Broadway icon Jerry Herman’s music by Chicago musical theatre stars. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Call (773) 777-9884 or visit www.porchlightmusictheatre.org.
Piven Theater Workshop Gala, 7-11 p.m. June 23 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. The evening includes performances by the Young People’s Company and Performance Project, raffles and silent auction. $100 general admission includes ticket and cash bar; $150 full admission includes ticket and full bar; $250 Come and Play Admission includes one adult and one child (ages 9-plus), adult enjoys the gala with full bar, child enjoys refreshments and theatre games/improvisation class for two hours (7-9 p.m.); $500 VIP includes admission with full bar and 6 p.m. champagne reception with Jeremy Piven. Call (847) 866-8049 or visit www.piventheatre.org.
Apple Cor Dance4ALS, featuring a professional dance performance followed by a dance lesson, 4-7 p.m. June 24 at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1328 Waukegan Road, Glenview. Suggested donation $20. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
Books & poetry
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. www.thebookstall.com. June 15, 7 p.m.: Danielle Sosin discusses and signs her novel, The Long Shining Waters. June 18, 7 p.m.: Alan Furst discusses and signs his latest novel, Mission to Paris. June 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Mark Shriver signs A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. June 20, 6:30 p.m.: Jeff Himmelman discusses and signs Yours in Truth, a biography of legendary reporter Ben Bradlee. June 27, 6:30 p.m.: The Nonfiction Book Club will discuss Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do by Michael J. Sandel. $5 fee. July 17, 6:30 p.m.: Joshua Henkin discusses and signs his latest novel, The World Without You.
Brushwood, the historic home at Ryerson Woods, located on Riverwoods Road, between Half Day Road (Route 22) and Deerfield Road near Deerfield. June 20, 7-8:30 p.m.: Tom Montgomery Fate will discuss and sign his memoir, Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild. Registration required; call (847) 968-3321.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. July 11, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey. July 11, 7 p.m.: Discussion of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. July 12, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. June 21, 7 p.m.: Suspicious Minds Book Discussion Group discusses The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. July 12, 10 a.m.: Discussion of The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia by Mary Helen Stefaniak. July 17, 7 p.m.: Dessert with the Author features Mary Helen Stefaniak reading from The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia.
Deer Path Art League, located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Summer Art Camp, for grades K-8, meets from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Fee is $150 per week, which includes all materials. June 18-21: Painting & Expression with Kandinsky. June 25-28: Painting & Collage with Beardin. July 2-5: Painting with Rausenberg. July 9-12: Illustration & Books. July 16-19: Assemblage Like Joseph Cornell.
Glen Town Center at The Glen, Community Room at the Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview, hosts “Entertainment on the Go” children’s events, sponsored by the Glenview Public Library. Registration required at www.theglentowncenter.com. June 21, 7 p.m.: Truly Remarkable Loon presents “Read Books & Juggle Everything Else.”
“The Great Snipe Hunt” will be performed by Citadel Theatre at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 23-24 at Melody Farm Nature Preserve, 350 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. The production is suitable for ages 5 and above. $15 general admission. For tickets, call (847) 735-8554 or visit www.citadeltheatre.org.
Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Through July 23, 7:30-8 p.m. Mondays: Stories Under the Stars, open to all ages. The entire family is invited to drop by the clearing near the Rose Garden for special stories. June 28, 7-8:30 p.m.: Award-winning young adult and children’s author Catherine Jinks discusses her writing and her new book, The Paradise Trap. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. (847) 832-6600. www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays (open until 5 p.m. June through August); 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Special members-only hours from 9-9:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission is $9.50; $8.50 for senior citizens; free for children under 1 year old and members. The museum offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8.
Light Opera Works offers musical theater summer workshops at its rehearsal center, 516 Fourth St., Wilmette. Youth ages 8-13 will learn singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a public performance of a mini-musical. No experience or audition required, and everyone gets a part. Each workshop meets from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with a final dress rehearsal on Saturday at 1 p.m. and performance at 4 p.m. Workshops include “The Wizard of Oz,” June 18-23; “The King and I,” June 25-30; “The Little Mermaid,” July 9-14; “The Mikado,” July 16-21; “Guys and Dolls,” July 23-28; and “Stage Struck,” advanced workshop for ages 12-15, Aug. 1-11. Fee is $350 per student per workshop; $450 for “Stage Struck.” Visit www.LightOperaWorks.com or call (847) 920-5360.
Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. www.marriotttheatre.com. (847) 634-0200. July 7-Aug. 18: Marc Robin’s musical retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale “Sleeping Beauty.” Performances are at 10 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday. $15 per person.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Kids Craft Mornings are informal workshops where children learn to construct simple versions of traditional Native American objects using everyday craft materials. Workshops are included with museum admission. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is necessary. Saturday workshops are at 11 a.m.; Sunday workshops at 12:30 p.m. June 16-17: Loom beading. June 23-24: Northwest Coast rattles. June 30-July 1: Seminole patchwork. July 7-8: Beaded key chains. July 14-15: Cherokee syllabary. July 21-22: Lakota star quilts. July 28-29: Northwest Coast button blankets.
Three Cat Education offers summer theatre camps at Virtuoso Performing Arts, 3 Waukegan Road, Glenview. Cost for a one-week session, running 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, is $275. Camps for grades 2-5 include Acting Out — Storybook Villains, June 18-22; Puppet Masters and Storytelling, July 9-13; Acting Out — Scallywag Stories, July 23-27; and Puppet Masters and Storytelling, Aug. 6-10. In addition, Shakespeare: Characters Through the Canon, will be offered July 30-Aug. 3 for teenagers. To register or for information, visit www.threecatproductions.com or call (312) 725-6859.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. June 22, 11 a.m.: Dave Herzog’s Marionettes present “Puppet Soup!” For children up to age 8 with an adult. June 26, 2 p.m.: Ken Schultz, the Flying Fool, entertains with an afternoon of comedy, juggling, and hilarious feats in a program for grades 1-9. July 11, 7 p.m.: Family Fest — The Magic of Danny Orleans.
Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Kids Concert Series at the Mette — All shows are from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. June 30: Little Miss Ann. Aug. 4: Laura Doherty and Band.
Classes & workshops
Christopher Laughlin School of Music, 1955 Raymond Drive, Northbrook. (847) 205-4689. www.laughlinschool.com. June 18-Aug. 25: Summer session of classes and lessons, including beginning guitar, rock band mini-camp, evening summer rock band program, and private lessons in piano, voice, drums, violin, cello and bass.
Deer Path Art League, located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Summer classes include How to Start in Watercolor — The Basics, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 16; Abstract Painting, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29-Aug. 17.
The Music Gallery, 2558 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-6350. www.musicgalleryinc.com. Rock & Roll Summer School, for singers, drummers, guitarists and bassists ages 6-18, meets in two-week sessions, including June 25-July 7, July 9-20, July 23-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-17. Camps meet for an hour and a half each day, Monday through Friday.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. (847) 272-6224. www.northbrook.info. Registration required for all programs unless noted otherwise. June 16, 2 p.m.: Writing workshop led by author Kathleen Anne Fleming with the topic “Atmosphere.”
StoryStudio Chicago hosts a writing retreat July 20-22 at Ragdale, 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest. The workshop includes four class sessions, offering fiction and creative nonfiction topics. Guest instructor is poet and memorist Laura Ramos Hegwer. Fee is $450-$595. For information, call (773) 477-7710.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. July 11, 6:30 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group; newcomers are welcome. No registration required.
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie. www.gorillatango.com. (773) 598-4549. Through June 29, 8 p.m. Fridays: Chicagoland Stand Up Round Up, hosted by local comedienne Kelsie Huff. $20. June 29, 9:30 p.m.: Kenny Zimlinghaus. $20.
The Laughing Chameleon, located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 9 p.m. Fridays. General admission show tickets are $10 and up; two-drink minimum per person. Ages 21 and up entertainment venue for evening shows unless show is specified as all ages. Mondays at 8:30 p.m.: Funny Monday Showcase, featuring local talent presenting comedy, music, improvisation, magic and illusion. $10 cover. June 14-16: The Patriotic Magician, Dave Fleming. Ages 10 and up welcome to attend this comedy magic performance. June 19, 20, 26-27, 8 p.m., and June 24, 2 p.m.: “Mamaphobia,” a one-woman show about motherhood starring Mary Poole. June 21-23: The Best of Standup Comedy Showcase, with headliner Collin A. Bullock and featuring Hank Thompson and Kevin Kellem. June 28-30: Chicago-style comedy by Jimmy McHugh.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. June 14, 7:30 p.m.: “Mr. Olsen’s Neighborhood.” In celebration of Father’s Day, screenwriter/comedian Dana Olsen presents a comedic variety showcase with special guests Shelly Goldstein, Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse (from the Vic and Paul Show) and Steve Rashid. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. July 14, 9 p.m.: Comedy at the Mette, in association with Chicago Underground Comedy, presents Sean Flannery and C.J. Sullivan, and The Mike & Duane Show. Ages 21-plus show. $12.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. June 22-23, 7:30 p.m., and June 24, 3 p.m.: Ensemble Español’s American Spanish Dance & Music Festival, featuring “Flamenco Passion.” The performance includes romantic Spanish ballets, traditional folkloric suites, and flamenco dramas. Tickets: $26-$46.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Ballet in Cinema series features performances from opera houses throughout the world. Tickets are $15, unless noted otherwise. July 22, 2:30 p.m., and July 25, 7 p.m.: “Raymonda,” from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow. Aug. 26, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: “Sleeping Beauty,” from the Royal Ballet, London.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 793-0333. www.flemingssteakhouse.com. June 17, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Father’s Day three-course brunch menu available for $34.95, excluding tax and gratuity. A children’s brunch menu is available for $16.95, excluding tax and gratuity, for ages 12 and under.
Pinstripes Bowling, Bocce and Bistro, 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook. (847) 480-2323. www.pinstripes.com. June 17, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Father’s Day barbecue and brunch buffet. $28; $14 for ages 6-12; free for children 5 and under. June 21, 7 p.m.: Four-course Millbrandt Vineyards wine dinner, featuring wines from Millbrandt’s Traditions and Estates portfolios. Millbrandt wine ambassadors Heather Price and Paul Underwood and chef Gutierrez will be on hand to discuss the evening’s menu and wine pairings. $60 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations required.
Prairie Grass Cafe, 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. (847) 205-4433. www.prairiegrasscafe.com. June 17, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Father’s Day brunch. $42, excluding tax, gratuity and beverages. A children’s menu will be available for ages 10 and under.
Quince Restaurant, 1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston. (847) 570-8419. www.quincerestaurant.net. June 24, 3-5:30 p.m.: Truffle confection class, taught by Katherine Anne Confections, a local and organic-focused chocolatier. $50 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) includes a reception with appetizers and sparkling wine. Reservations required.
Fairs & festivals
Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 16-17 in the Main Street Station Shopping District, Main Street and Chicago Avenune, downtown Evanston. The event features nearly 400 artisans, including sidewalk sale vendors and antique dealers, music on two stages, a children’s park with nonstop activities and entertainment, a theatre stage, and food booths offering the cuisine of more than 30 restaurants. Also, Piccolo Theatre will present “The Medicine Show,” featuring 20 variety acts including theatre, puppets, juggling and clowns performing throughout the fair and on the Piccolo Theatre stage, 600 Main St. Suggested gate donation is $1. Visit www.custerfair.com.
Taste of Mexico, noon-6 p.m. June 16-17 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Guests will enjoy tastings of tequila, specialty cocktails and Mexican beers, and local restaurants will sell light fare originating from regions such as Oaxaca, Jalisco, Veracruz, and Guanajuato. An entertainment stage will host live bands and dancers, presentations on Mexican cuisine as well as demonstrations and tips about choosing, buying and preparing drinks. Advance tickets are $30; $25 for garden members. Day-of tickets cost $35; $30 for garden members. Price includes a wristband to participate in tastings, souvenir glass, event program and ten tasting tickets. Must be 21 to purchase. Admission to the Chicago Botanic Garden is free. Parking is $20 per car; free for garden members. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/mexico or call (847) 835-5440.
Artists on the Bluff will present its annual Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24 on the village green in Lake Bluff. Orginal artwork on display and for sale will include paintings, drawings, jewelry, sculpture and pottery. There will also be vendors offering refreshments, live musical entertainment, a children’s tent, and opportunities for visitors to participate in sketching and figure drawing. For information, call (847) 735-0620 or (847) 650-2125.
The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Craft, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24 on the streets surrounding The Art Center — Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road. The festival showcases original works from 130 juried artists, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and more. There will also be live entertainment, food concessions, children’s activities and a silent auction. Free admission; $5 donations to support The Art Center encouraged. For information, call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Fountain Square Art Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23-24 at Church Street and Sherman Avenue, downtown Evanston, featuring works by more than 225 juried artists, a children’s art tent with activities overseen by the Evanston Art Center, food, and a jazz-centric music lineup. Visit www.cityofevanston.org.
Bloody Mary Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24 in Everts Park, downtown Highwood. The day includes the Bloody Buddy 5K Challenge to benefit Huntington’s Disease Society of America, professional and amateur competition for “Best Bloody Mary in the Midwest,” live music, family activities, Gourmet Farmers Market, and more. For information, visit www.celebratehighwood.com/bloodymaryfest.html.
The 19th annual Edens Art Fair will be presented by the American Society of Artists from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22 at Edens Plaza, 3232 Lake St. (Lake, Skokie and Edens Expressway), Wilmette. For information, call (847) 991-4748 or visit www.americansocietyofartists.org.
Block Cinema, in the Pick-Laudati Auditorium at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema. Admission is $6; $4 for Block Museum members, students with ID and senior citizens, or as noted below. All films shown at 7 p.m., unless noted otherwise. July 27, 7:30 p.m.: Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave. (847) 835-5056. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. July 2, 1 p.m.: “Water for Elephants” will be screened and discussed. Monday at the Movies screenings at the Woman’s Library Club, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe — June 18, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.: “Certified Copy.”
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. All films shown at 1 and 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. June 20: “Sophie’s Choice,” starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline. June 27: “The Razor’s Edge,” starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney.
Park District of Highland Park presents a drive-in movie, featuring “The Zookeeper,” rated PG, at 8 p.m. June 22 at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave., Highland Park. Experience an old-fashioned movie watching experience by tuning your radio to get the sound of the movie in your own car. In the event of inclement weather the event will be rescheduled to June 29. Fee is $15 per car. For more information, call (847) 579-3120.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. June 15, 2 p.m.: “Babette’s Feast,” rated G. June 23, 2 p.m.: “Big Miracle,” rated PG. July 13, 2 p.m.: “Mostly Martha,” rated PG. July 21, 2 p.m.: “The Artist,” rated PG-13.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. June 16, 10 a.m.: Sing-along “Mary Poppins.” See the classic film on the big screen along with a live cast who will lead the audience in song. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. July 9, 1 p.m.: Harold Arlen will be the subject of the America’s Musical Theater Legends program.
Landmarks Illinois will host a lecture about the 1915 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ross House in Glencoe, presented by architect John Eifler, Eifler & Associates at 12:15 p.m. June 21 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. For information, call (312) 922-1742.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. July 10, 12:30 p.m.: Lunch & Learn series features “Sammy Davis Jr., The World’s Greatest Entertainer.” July 24, 1 p.m.: Art historian Jeff Mishur presents “A Gold Medal Collection of Art: London’s National Gallery.”
International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 43 will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 15 in the South Conference Room at Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Evanston, for its annual close-up magic contest. Non-magicians are invited for this event, as well as magicians of all skill levels. Admission is free for members; $5 for guests. Contact Robert K. Miller at (847) 272-3850 or email@example.com or visit www.ring43.org.
Tours & outings
The Evanston History Center presents a summer walking tour series June through October 2012. Conducted by Kris Hartzell, EHC’s director of Visitor Services and Facilities, the tours will focus on a range of topics. Each tour begins and ends at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston, and will take place rain or shine. Tours being at 11 a.m. and run until roughly 12:30 p.m. Admission for each tour is $20; $15 for EHC members. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Call (847) 475-3410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. “Evanston’s Lakefront,” June 16, Aug. 18 and Oct. 6. “Architectural Evanston,” a walk through the original town of Evanston, with a view to the architectural styles of different eras and how they reflect the growth and change of the city, July 7 and Sept. 1. “Evanston Women’s History,” July 21 and Sept. 15. “Burnham in Evanston,” a tour of the neighborhood where architect Daniel Burnham lived and worked, Aug. 4 and Oct. 20.
Chalet Landscape, Nursery and Garden Center, 3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette. (847) 256-0561. June 14: Appearance by HGTV’s Jamie Durie, landscape designer, horticulturist and television host. “Chalet Presents: A Conversation with Jamie Durie,” 2-3 p.m., $25; “Ladies’ Night Out,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., includes a book signing, wine and hors d’oeuvres in Chalet’s outdoor gardens, $35.
Great Age Daytime Program Series offers the following programs at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door, unless noted otherwise. Call (847) 849-9070 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com. June 21, 2 p.m.: “Life Matters Series: Health — Who Cares?” Documentarian Leonard Aronson presents films from his WTTW archives. June 27, 2:30 p.m.: ENCORE! Choral Group presents “Going Places,” a program of pop, Broadway and classic music. $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
North Shore Car Show, featuring classic and vintage model cars, with up to 50 cars on display, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17 at The Glen Town Center, 1951 Tower Drive, Glenview. Free. For information, visit www.theglentowncenter.com or call (847) 724-2025.
Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston. www.library.northwestern.edu. (847) 491-7658. Exhibits are open from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Through June 15: “Papering Over Tough Times: Soviet Propaganda Posters of the 1930s.”
Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Admission is free; unless noted, admission to all programs is also free. Through Aug. 26: “Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Photographs from the Block Museum.” The exhibit celebrates the depth and diversity of the Block’s permanent collection and its role within Northwestern’s intellectual and cultural life, with works by artists such as Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Mary Cassatt and Ed Paschke. June 20, noon: Block Museum senior curator Debora Wood presents an in-gallery discussion of the exhibition “Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Photographs from the Block Museum.” Free. Through June 17: MFA Thesis Exhibition from the Department of Art Theory and Practice, in the Alsdorf Gallery. Through June 17: “The Immortal Art Project Exhibit,” a displayed scroll of colorful thumbprints made by members of the Northwestern University community is a collaboration of the Block Museum and One Book One Northwestern.
Deerfield Historic Village, 517 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. (847) 948-0680. www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org. Open Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., June through September, and by appointment. Visitors can view five buildings of historic interest including the 1837 Caspar Ott log house, Lake County’s oldest standing building, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. Other buildings include a farm house, one-room schoolhouse, carriage house and visitor center. Permanent exhibit: “Deerfield History” from the first settlers through the 1950s. Admission is free; donations are welcomed.
Evanston History Center, Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston. (847) 475-3410. www.evanstonhistorycenter.org. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission (includes optional house tour): $10; free for members. Through Labor Day: Free Dawes House tours for all children 12 years old and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Also, free admission will be offered for all active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Through Jan. 28, 2013: “Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Boudoirs,” a look at the evolution of the home’s most personal of spaces and customs from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Documenting sleeping and hygiene habits, the exhibit also explores how the introduction of modern comfort and conveniences, such as the spring mattress and indoor plumbing, changed these spaces.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. (847) 967-4889. www.ilholocaustmuseum.org. Admission: $12; $8 for students and senior citizens; $6 for children ages 5-11. Special exhibitions are free with museum admission. Through June 17: “Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War.” The exhibition explores the achievements of Jewish men and women who were part of the American war effort on and off the battlefield. July 8, 1:30-3 p.m.: Second annual Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert, held in cooperation with Chicago YIVO Society and featuring the Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble performing “Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart.” Tickets: $10 general admission; free to Illinois Holocaust Museum members. Advance reservations and payment required. July 15-Jan. 6, 2013: “Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” a creation of the International Spy Museum. The exhibit explores how the United States should balance civil liberties and individual rights during times of conflict, crisis and fear. At interactive stations following the themes of the exhibition — revolution, sabotage, hate, radicalism, world war, subversion, protest, extremism and terrorism — visitors are able to record their opinions on issues of national security and civil liberties and compare their reactions to those of past Gallup polling results. July 15, 2 p.m.: Guest curator talk with Anna Slafer, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, International Spy Museum. Free with museum admission. July 19, 6:30-8 p.m.: “Seeking Justice,” featuring Eli Rosenbaum, the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals and other perpetrators of human rights violations. Rosenbaum will discuss the transition from investigation and prosecution of World War II-era Nazi criminals to cases involving participants in post-World War II crimes of genocide, extrajudicial killing and torture committed abroad. Free with museum admission; reservations required. July 26, 6:30-8 p.m.: “The Future of International Justice.” Leading authority on Holocaust law and University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Harry Reicher will discuss additions to the international legal system in relation to genocide and crimes against humanity. Free with museum admission; reservations required.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Free admission for Mitchell Museum members and tribal members; and on the first Friday of every month. Admission includes all exhibits and events, unless stated otherwise. Through Aug. 5: “Carving a Tradition: Inuit Carvings.”
Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Tickets can be ordered at www.ravinia.org or (847) 266-5100. June 15, 6 p.m.: Steans Music Institute Jazz Showcase, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10 (no lawn sales). June 15, 8 p.m.: Al Green with the Chicago Children’s Choir, in the Pavilion. $60; lawn $16. June 16, 6 p.m.: Fifth House Ensemble, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10 (no lawn sales). June 17, 7 p.m.: Jimmy Cliff, in the Pavilion. $60; lawn $22. June 21, 8 p.m.: Violinists Miriam Fried and Pamela Frank, violists Kim Kashkashian and Paul Biss, Ralph Kirshbaum, cello, and Leon Fleisher, piano, perform works by Mozart and Korngold, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. June 22, 8 p.m.: Tribute to Lena Horne by Nnenna Freelon, in the Martin Theatre. $75; lawn $10. June 23, 4:45 p.m.: Live national broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, in the Pavilion. $35-$65; lawn $10. June 23, 8 p.m.: “Philip Glass at 75,” Philip Glass, piano, and Timothy Fain, violin, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. June 24, 7 p.m.: “An Evening of Bluegrass and Comedy” with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $27; ticket and dining package $90. June 25, 8 p.m.: Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $22; ticket and dining package $65. June 26, noon: Lunch discussion with Brian Kellow, author and Opera News features editor, and Welz Kauffman, Ravinia president and CEO, in the Dining Pavilion. $60. June 26, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Menahem Pressler, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. June 26, 8 p.m.: Zukerman Chamber Players perform works by Brahms and Shostakovich in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. June 27, 7:30 p.m.: Go Brazil! — Ramsey Lewis and His Electric Band, in the Pavilion. Concert features dance floor on the lawn and the sixth annual Women’s Board Dance Contest. $65; lawn $22; ticket and dining package $70. June 28, 8 p.m.: The Goodbye Tour — Glen Campbell and Ronnie Milsap, in the Pavilion. $60; lawn $27. June 29-30 and July 1, 2 p.m.: Piano and Strings Concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. June 29, 7 p.m.: Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $22. June 30, 7:30 p.m.: Sarah McLachlan with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, in the Pavilion. $75; lawn $33. July 1, 7 p.m.: Jake Shimabukuro with A Far Cry, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $16. July 2, 8 p.m.: Tribute to Kate Smith with Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano, and Craig Terry, piano, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 3, 8 p.m.: Violinist Midori performs Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin, Part I, in the Martin Theatre. $75; lawn $10. July 4, 5 p.m.: All-American program performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, conductor, in the Pavilion. $25; lawn $10. July 5, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Gary Hoffman, cello, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 5, 8 p.m.: Violinist Midori performs Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin, Part II, in the Martin Theatre. $75; lawn $10. July 6, 8 p.m.: Emerson String Quartet performs works by Mozart, Adès and Beethoven, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 7, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert features the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” in the Pavilion. $10; lawn $5. July 7, 5:30 p.m.: Piano and Strings preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. July 7, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden, conductor, performs Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, in the Pavilion. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 8, 2 p.m.: Piano and strings concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 8, 5 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Marvin Hamlisch, conductor, and vocalist Idina Menzel, in the Pavilion. $90; lawn $10. July 8, 8 p.m.: Angel Romero, guitar, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 9, 7:30 p.m.: Santana, in the Pavilion. $100; lawn $38. July 9, 8 p.m.: Piano and strings artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. July 10, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Ida Kavafian, violin, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 10, 8 p.m.: An Evening with Natalie Merchant and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, in the Pavilion. $50; lawn $22; ticket and dining package $65. July 11, 8 p.m.: The Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts, in the Pavilion. $70; lawn $27. July 12, 8 p.m.: Benedetti, Elschenbroich, Grynyuk Trio performs works by Strauss, Brahms and Tchaikkovsky, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 13, 5:30 p.m.: Piano and strings preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. July 13, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, performs Brahms: Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello, and Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, in the Pavilion. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 14, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Ralph’s World, in the Pavilion. $15; lawn $5. July 14, 5:30 p.m.: Piano and strings preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. July 14, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, in the Pavilion. The program includes works by Dvorak and Korngold. $25; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $45. July 15, 2 p.m.: Piano and strings concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 15, 5 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kaufman, conductor, with vocalist Barbara Cook, in the Pavilion. $50-$90; lawn $10. July 16, 8 p.m.: Piano and strings artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10 (no lawn sales); ticket and dining package $40. July 16, 8 p.m.: Baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Christoph Eschenbach perform works by Schubert and Brahms, in the Martin Theatre. $75; lawn $10. July 17, 8 p.m.: Diana Krall, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $27. July 18, 8 p.m.: Tedeschi Trucks Band, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $27; ticket and dining package $65. July 19, 5:30 p.m.: Piano and strings preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. July 19, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and Janai Brugger, soprano, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Kurt Weill. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 20, 8 p.m.: The BoDeans, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $27. July 21, 7 p.m.: Gala evening benefiting Ravinia’s education programs, featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, soprano Patricia Racette and vocalist Patti LuPone. Program to include arias of Puccini, Dvorak, and Catalani, and hits from Broadway. $70-$100; lawn $10. July 22, 7:30 p.m.: Seal, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $33. July 23, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra string players and Rachel Schutz, soprano, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 24, 8 p.m.: Tokyo String Quartet, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Haydn and Beethoven. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 25, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and violinist Joshua Bell, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Barber, Shostakovich and Ravel. $50-$90; lawn $10. July 26, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Berlioz, Verdi, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Rossini. $25; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $45. July 27-28, 7:30 p.m.: James Taylor, in the Pavilion. $115; lawn $33. July 28, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute Program for Singers master class with James Conlon, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 29, 2 p.m.: Vocal concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 29, 5 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and Denis Matsuev, piano, in an all-Tchaikovsky program, in the Pavilion. Includes the “1812” Festival Overture, Op. 49, with real cannons. $40-$70; lawn $10. Park opens at 3 p.m., with family activities on the north lawn and Cannon Ball 2012, a free pre-concert party for teens. July 29, 8 p.m.: Pianists Misha Dichter and Cipa Dichter, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Barber, Copland, Debussy and Brahms. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 30, 8 p.m.: Pianist Denis Matsuev in an all-Russian program, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 31, 8 p.m.: One Score, One Chicago presents the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, John Axelrod, conductor, Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and pianist Gabriela Montero, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Grieg, Montero and Holst. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75.