Arts and entertainment calendar for Aug. 16
Updated: August 14, 2012 7:09PM
“Bluffinia” Summer Concerts from 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays on the Lake Bluff Village Green. (847) 234-0774 or www.lflbchamber.com. Aug 19: Tropixplosion (Caribbean).
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 from 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. 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.
Deerfield Plaza Pleasures, 10 a.m. Saturdays, unless otherwise noted, in the Farmers Market in the commuter parking lot at Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue, Deerfield. Call (847) 945-5000 or visit www.deerfield.il.us. Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m., The Nightcrawlers (blues). Aug. 25: L.J. Slavin (folk). Sept. 1: Joey Edwin Duo (acoustic guitar).
Highland Park summer concert series in the Plaza at Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Information at www.cityhpil.com. Aug. 16: Highland Park Pops. Aug. 18: Dr. Mark & the Sutures (family-friendly rock).
Highwood Evening Gourmet Farmers Market, 4-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 12. Bands play from 3-8 p.m. in Everts Park, between Highwood and North Avenue, just west of Green Bay Road. Aug. 22: Saturday June Band (classic rock). Aug. 29: Blue Road (R&B). Sept. 5: Los Perros Cubanos (Cuban). Sept. 12: Inferno Fest with Matt Feddermann.
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. 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.
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. Aug. 21: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 28: Swing Gitan plays gypsy jazz.
Ridgeville Park District summer concert series at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. Free admission. Visit www.ridgeville.org. Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Brian Gephart Group (jazz).
Starlight Concert Series presents Archie Powell & the Exports at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street, Evanston. Rain site is Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Call (847) 448-8258 after 4:30 p.m. for rain site updates.
Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise, in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan, Wilmette. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road. Call (847) 256-9787 after 6 p.m. the day of the concert for weather updates. Aug. 17: Bopology (Sinatra/swing). Aug. 18: 1969 (classic rock). Aug. 25: U.S. Air Force Military Command Band.
Summer Sounds at the Glen, a live weekly music series, 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays 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. Aug. 21: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 28: The Ragtops (hits of the ‘50s).
“Dreamgirls,” the rags-to-riches story of a female 1960s Motown group, Aug. 22-Nov. 4 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, at 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. $41-$49, with 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.
“Handicap This!”, a look at living with disabilities, will be performed at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines. General admission is $10; $8 for students and seniors. Call (847) 635-1900 to purchase tickets.
“Hero,” the story of a talented young artist and comic book illustrator living anything but a superhero life, through Aug. 19 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The performance schedule is 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $40-$48, plus tax and handling fees. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
“Julius Caesar,” presented by Muse of Fire Theatre Company through Sept. 9 in Ingraham Park, behind the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Performances are at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No performances Aug. 25-26. Free admission. Visit www.museoffire.org or call (847) 707- 8632.
“Man of La Mancha,” presented by Light Opera Works through Aug. 26 at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. Performances at 8 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and 25; and 2 p.m. Aug. 19, 22 and 26. Tickets: $48, $68, $77, $92 for main floor; $32, $48, $68, $77 for balcony; half-price for ages 21 and younger. Call (847) 920-5360 or visit www.LightOperaWorks.com.
“Tusk Tusk,”Sept. 8-Oct. 7 at Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. British newcomer Polly Stenham’s play tells the story of London siblings left to fend for themselves after their bipolar mother goes missing. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. No 2:30 p.m. show on Sept. 15. Tickets: $25; $15 for previews, Sept. 8-11. Call (847) 866-8049 or visit www.piventheatre.org.
Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Alan Heatherington, performs at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the College of Lake County campus in Grayslake. All concerts begin at 8 p.m.; pre-concert talks by musicologist Jim Kendros at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32-$54, with discounts for senior citizens and students. For tickets, call (847) 295-2135 or visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org. Sept. 7-8: All-Dvorak concert featuring Ilya Kaler as violin soloist.
Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 905-1500. www.musicinst.org. Sept. 23, 3 p.m.: The Lincoln Trio performs Brahms’ Trio in C Major; Turina’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Major, Op. 35; and other works. $30; $20 seniors; $10 students.
Organist Nathan Laube, who will be featured this summer at the American Guild of Organists convention in Nashville, will present a concert at 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Free-will offerings will benefit Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.
The Alley, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 433-0304. www.bowlhighwood.com. Aug. 16: Laura Bee Band. Aug. 17: Burning Pyramid. Aug. 18: Working Man’s Blues Band open mike.
Bertucci’s Italian Steakhouse, 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 432-6663. Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m.: Tony Ocean performs music of the Rat Pack and more. Aug. 18, 8 p.m.: Donny DeMarco and friends perform easy listening music at the bar. Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.: The Bobby Valli Show, with music of the Jersey Boys. $10 cover. Aug. 31, 8:30 p.m. Vincencio Carini performs music of the Rat Pack and more in the bar.
Bluegrass Legends Concerts at the American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central St., Evanston. www.chicagobluegrass.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Admission: $20; $15 for children 16 and under and senior citizens. Aug. 25: Cumberland River.
C.J. Arthur’s, 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. www.cjarthurs.com. (847) 256-8870. Sept. 10, 8-10 p.m.: The Boson Mountain Bluegrass Band. No cover.
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. Aug. 18, 9:30 p.m.: Dog 1. Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m.: Eric Lugosch. Sept. 1, 9:30 p.m.: The Mark Cleveland Band. Sept. 15, 9:30 p.m.: Naomi Ashley. Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m.: Sunnyside Up.
Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Aug. 16, 23 and 30, 4:30-7 p.m.: Mer Happy Hour on the deck, weather permitting. No cover. Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 9 p.m.: Dueling Pianos. No cover.
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 and senior citizens; $5 for teens.No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. Reservations encouraged for all concerts; call (847) 602-8882. For information, visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. Aug. 19: Stage Leftovers play swing, country, folk-rock and blues. Aug. 26: Song Circle. Sept. 9: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Sept. 16: Concert Stage features Kat Eggleston performing folk, Celtic and traditional music. Merv Collins opens. Sept. 23: Song Circle. Sept. 30: Concert Stage features Zoe Mulford. Jim Gary opens.
The Laughing Chameleon, located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Live music on select evenings; cover charge $10. Aug. 29, 8 p.m.: Judy & Petra Jazz Duo, featuring pianist/singer Judy Roberts and singer Petra van Nuis.
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. (773) 381-4554. www.maynestage.com. Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Gary Nunez and Plena Libre with Chicago Afro-Puerto Rican Ensemble (CAPRE). $20-$30. Aug. 30, 8 p.m.: The Del Moroccos. $12 general admission. Sept. 13: Marcus Miller, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2001. $69.50. Sept. 14, 9 p.m.: The Handsome Family. $19 in advance; $23 at the door. Sept. 15, 9 p.m.: Las Guitarras de Espana and Los Hombres Perdidos, $20. Sept. 18, 8 p.m.: XRT Blues Breakers Show with John Mayall. $60 general admission.
S.P.A.C.E.,1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Shows at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise. 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: Langhorne Slim & the Law (alt country). $15/$18. 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. 29: David Ryan Harris (R&B). $15/$18. Aug. 30: Canned Heat (blues/rock). $28-$68. Aug. 31: The Fabulous Thunderbirds (blues/rock). $28-$68. Sept. 1: Brendan James, $12/$15. Sept. 5: Alan Evans Trio featuring Alan Evans of Soulive (jazz/soul/funk). $12/$15. 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. 11: Elephant Revival (indie folk). $12/$15. Sept. 13: Debbie Davies (blues). $15/$20. Sept. 14: Natalia Zukerman & Friends live album recording (folk). $17/$20. Sept. 16, 7 p.m.: Greg Brown (folk). $26-$46. Sept. 18: Royal Southern Brotherhood (rock/blues). $17/$20. Sept. 19: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds (rock/blues/soul). $12/$15. Sept. 20, 10 p.m.: Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar with Eddie Shaw (blues). $12/$15. Sept. 21: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, $25/$30. Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: Lori McKenna (folk). $15/$18. Sept. 22, 10 p.m.: Roomful of Blues, $20/$25. Sept. 23, 7 p.m.: Gary Louris of The Jayhawks (folk). $25/$27. Sept. 24: Pearl & The Beard (indie/folk). $12/$15. Sept. 25: Matthew Perryman Jones and Matthew Mayfield, $12/$15. Sept. 26-27: 93XRT Jazz Transfusion welcomes John Scofield Trio, $26-$48. Sept. 27, 10 p.m.: Dry The River (folk). $12-$15. Sept. 28: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen (folk/bluegrass). $25/$30. Sept. 28, 10 p.m.: Michael Tolcher (pop). $12/$15. Sept. 29: Siegel Schwall Band with Johnny Burns (blues). $22-$42. Sept. 30: Chicago Blues Harp Bash #5, $15/$20. Oct. 2: Ben Taylor with Grace Weber. $15/$18. Oct. 3: Molly Lewis (acoustic pop). $15/$18/$25. Oct. 5, 7 p.m.: Garnet Rogers, $15/$18. Oct. 6: Dolly Varden with Nora O’Connor (folk rock). $15/$18. Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: Rasputina with Faun Fables (cello rock). $15/$17. Oct. 9: Chad & Jeremy (folk rock). $17/$20/$30. Oct. 10: Guy Forsyth (Americana). $15/$18. Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Four Bitchin’ Babes (folk). $15-$35. Oct. 13, 7 p.m.: Lucy Kaplansky (folk). $16-$32. Oct. 19:Abigail Washburn with Prince Florence (Americana/bluegrass). $22/$25. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Paul Thorn (Americana). $17-$37. Oct. 23: The English Beat with Paul Collins’ Beat (ska/rock). $38/$40. Oct. 24: Ray Wylie Hubbard (country). $15/$18. Oct. 25:Joe Ely (country). $22-$42. Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: Antje Duvekot (folk). $12/$15. Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m.: Red Wanting Blue (rock). $15/$18. Oct. 28, 7 p.m.: Pianist George Winston, $25-$35. Oct. 30: Milk Carton Kids (folk). $13/$15. Nov. 2, 7 p.m.: Jeffrey Foucault (folk). $12/$15/$22. Nov. 2, 10 p.m.: Charlie Hunter Duo (jazz/funk). $18/$22/$30. Nov. 4: Shawn Mullins (folk rock/alternative). $20/$30/$40. Nov. 6: Noah Gundersen and David Ramirez, $10/$12/$18. Nov. 7: Lucy Wainwright Roche and Lindsay Fuller (folk). $12/$15/$22. Nov. 8: Enter The Haggis (rock/world fusion). $15/$18/$27. Nov. 9-10: Slide guitarist Sonny Landreth (blues). $27/$30/$46. Nov. 15: Willy Porter ( folk/blues). $18/$28/$38. Nov. 18: Kris Delmhorst (folk/Americana). $15/$18/$26. Nov. 25, 7 p.m.: Tuck & Patti (jazz). $20/$30/$40. Nov. 27: Billy Martin & Wil Blades Duo, featuring Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin & Wood (experimental jazz/funk). $15/$18/$25.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. Aug. 24: Warrant (heavy metal). $20-$40. Sept. 1: The Duke Robillard Band (blues). $15-$30. Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.: Rusted Root with Mr Blotto and Mike Himebaugh of Hello Dave. $30-$50. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall. $25-$50. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: The Smithereens, $20-$40. Sept. 28, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with Cedric Burnside Project. $15-$38. Oct. 6: Heartache Tonight, $10-$25. Oct. 18, 8 p.m.: Leon Redbone. $20-$45. Nov. 2, 7 p.m., and Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.: Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell sings classic pop standards. $20-$50. Nov. 30, 8 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $10-$25. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.: Jazz guitarist and songwriter John Pizzarelli. $20-$55. Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.: Chicago natives Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway present “Sibling Revelry,” a cabaret act that includes show tunes, jazz and pop. $20-$50.
Anne Loucks Gallery, 309 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-8500. www.loucksgallery.com. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and by appointment. Sept. 7-Nov. 15: Paintings by Bernd Haussmann and James Shay. Opening reception for the artists will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 7.
As You Like It Gallery, 827 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 864-3101. www.asyoulikeitsalon.net. Through September: “Whatever Comes to Mind,” new paintings by Evanston artist Amy O. Woodbury.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Through Sept. 30: “Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens,” an exhibit of black and white fine art photographs created by Vaughn Sills, in the Joutras Gallery. Aug. 17-Nov. 11: “Botanical Art: Expressions of Natural Beauty,” featuring books and periodicals published from the 1700s to 1900s, in the Lenhardt Library.
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 Sept. 14: Annual faculty exhibit.
Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road. (847) 475-5300. www.evanstonartcenter.org. Through Sept. 9: 21st Evanston + Vicinity Biennial exhibition, a juried exhibition that presents a look at promising artists from Illinois.
Gillock Gallery, 1127 Florence Ave., Evanston. www.gillockgallery.org. Through Aug. 27: Works by emerging artists Alice DuBois, Theo Maes and Nick Mozak.
Glenview Art League sponsors exhibits of work by its members at Glenview venues through Oct. 1. For information, call (847) 724-4007. The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd. — Works by Deb Anderson, AnnaMaria Arena-Herrold, Adele Soll Aronson, Lindsay Brown, Georgene Campion, Elena Crumbaugh, Joan Fortner, Shirley Hutchinson, Cathy Keeler, Essie Landsman, Siv Lindgren, Lynn Miller, Gloria Moschel, Margaret Newman, Nancy Paradies, Karen Porzak, Carol Reagan, Leslie Scott, Bud Sents, Sandy Sheagren, Andrey Vandzhala, David Westerfield, Marlene White and Kittie Yohe. Edward R. James Homes, 2550 Waukegan Road — Adele Soll Aronson (mixed media). Lyzart Gift Gallery, 1047 Waukegan Road — Carol Reagan (watercolor/mix). Picture Us Galleries, 1521 Waukegan Road — Deb Anderson (oil), Diane Czerwinski (watercolor), Joan Fortner (oil) and Leslie Scott (scratchart). Sweet Dreams Bakery and Cafe, 1107 Waukegan Road — Kittie Yohe (watercolor). Via Gelato & Cafe, 1850 Tower Drive — Sharon Kolesky (oil). Zapatista Restaurant, 992 Willow Road, Northbrook — Gloria Moschel (watercolor) and Sandy Sheagren (oil).
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Through Aug. 30: “Art Naturally: In Beauty, I Walk,” photographs by Glenview artist Carol Freeman.
The 88th annual North Shore Art League Members’ Show, featuring Art-in-Bloom, floral interpretations of artwork by local garden club arrangers and florists, Sept. 7-15 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; noon-3 p.m. weekends; with special extended hours from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The exhibit showcases the work of NSAL members and faculty and includes the Youth Members’ Show, a display of artwork by NSAL students ages 5-17. The exhibition will launch with the Members’ Show Artists’ Opening Reception and Benefit Party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Cost is $60 in advance; $70 at the door. The evening includes a light supper and open bar, silent auction, and classical music by The Feinberg Trio. Call (847) 446-2870 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Aug. 26: “In Belgien,” works by Steve Harp and “Stuffed: The Beauty of the Beasts,” photographs by Marilyn Canning of dioramas and taxidermy displays from natural history museums worldwide.
Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. (847) 968-3345. www.ryersonwoods.org. Through Aug. 31: “Genius Loci: Listening to Nature’s Muse,” a group exhibition by artists and designers whose work responds to the specifics of different ecosystems: grasslands, forests, mountains and coastal areas.
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. Through Nov. 4: Works by Robert Leopold, Delores Rix and Howard Tyner.
Zia Gallery, 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka. www.ziagallery.net. (847) 446-3970. Through Aug. 25: Photographs by Zoriah Millar, abstract paintings by Jonathan Ricci and Fumiko Toda, and works by Richard Laurent.
Auditions & Opportunities
Children’s Theatre of Winnetka will hold auditions for “The Little Mermaid” Aug. 27-28 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. Auditions are open to singers, dancers and actors in grades 4-8 who reside in New Trier Township. Fourth- and fifth-graders audition from 4-5:30 p.m.; sixth- through eighth-graders audition from 5:30-7 p.m. Audition materials available online at www.childrenstheatrewinnetka.com. For information, call Cathy Hirschmann, (847) 446-7068.
Deerfield Family Theater will hold auditions for “The King and I” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27-28 for adults and high school students, and Aug. 29 for grades 4-6 at 6:30 p.m. and for grades 7-8 at 8 p.m. Auditions for those in grades 4-8 are open only to those who reside within Deerfield Park District boundaries or attend school in Deerfield. Callbacks are at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30. All auditions are held at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. Prepare 16 bars of a song, provide sheet music, and bring appropriate footwear for dance auditions. Production dates are Nov. 9-18. Audition forms are available at www.deerfieldfamilytheater.com.
Auditions for the Performing Arts at Oakton’s production of “Lysistrata” will be held from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 27-28 at Oakton Community College’s Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. No appointment is necessary. The director seeks 17 actors — men and women of all ages — who should prepare a comedic monologue (one to two minutes in length) or be ready to read from the script. Monologues need not be memorized. Production dates are Oct. 11-21. For information, call (847) 635-1897.
Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company will hold auditions for “Legally Blonde” from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 5-6 at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. Auditions are open to Northbrook residents and nonresidents in grades 6-10 and include acting, dancing and singing tryouts. Rehearsals begin Sept. 11, with performances in December. For more information, visit www.nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2367.
Canzonetta Youth Orchestra is seeking musicians to audition for the 2012-13 music season. Directed by Hilel Kagan, Canzonetta is a chamber orchestra that offers specialized instruction for children interested in developing their orchestral skills. Training Orchestra, for 7- to 10-year-olds with beginning orchestral experience, meets from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays. The Intermediate Orchestra, for 10- to 13-year-olds with more advanced training, meets from 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The Senior Orchestra, for high school students who are advanced musicians, meets from 1-3 p.m. Sundays. All three orchestras rehearse at the Wilmette Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road. There will be at least four concerts throughout the year. To make an audition appointment, call Helia Schramm, (847) 328-0570.
Auditions for the Six Piano Ensemble, a group that performs classical, jazz, and contemporary music arranged for six pianos, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 and 12 in Room 1360 at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. Music is provided, and candidates also may play a prepared selection. For more information, contact Glenna Sprague at (847) 635-1905 or email@example.com.
Midwest Young Artists will hold auditions for the Voices Rising youth choir, open to fifth- through eighth-graders, from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 19 and 26 at the MYA Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. The choir has several performance opportunities throughout the year and also serves as the children’s choir for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s holiday program. Rehearsal locations are in Highwood and Grayslake. $30 audition fee. Visit www.mya.org/auditions or contact choral coordinator Chelsa Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago Master Singers will hold vocal auditions for the 2012-13 season Aug. 21 in Palatine. Dedicated singers are invited to call (877) 825-5267 or send an e-mail to email@example.com to make an audition appointment. CMS is a 130-voice choral 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. At the auditions, singers are encouraged to sing a prepared piece of their choice, and bring three copies of the music. Auditioners without a prepared piece will be asked to sing a familiar song provided at the audition. A pianist will be provided for accompaniment. Auditioners will also be asked to vocalize and sight-read an unfamiliar piece. Members pay dues of $100 per year and purchase their own music. Chicago Master Singers rehearsals are held from 7-10 p.m. Mondays in Palatine, beginning Aug. 28, and also on Tuesdays and Thursdays of concert weeks. For more information, visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.
The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale will hold auditions for its 2012-13 concert season from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21 and 28 at MIC’s Evanston East Campus, 1490 Chicago Ave. Rehearsals are held from 7:45-10 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 4. The concert season includes “Bon Appetit,” music about food and drink, on Dec. 16; “From Africa,” world music influenced by Africa, on March 24; and “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein on June 9. Call (847) 905-1500 or visit www.musicinst.org.
Evanston Children’s Choir seeks beginning to advanced singers in grade 2 through high school. Rehearsals start in early September at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston. For more information or to schedule a placement audition, contact director Gary Geiger at (847) 733-0814 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit www.evanstonchildrenschoir.org.
The Art Center — Highland Park seeks submissions for “Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge Between Health and Disease,” an exhibit slated for Oct. 5-Nov. 10. TAC invites artists to enter work that expresses the fears and concerns surrounding breast or ovarian cancers. Open to all media and all artists 16 years and older. Entry fee is $35 for up to three pieces of work. Entry deadline is Sept. 1. Call (847) 432-1888 or visit www.theartcenterhp.org.
Seeking volunteers for Deer Path Art League’s Art Fair on the Square, to be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3, on Market Square, Lake Forest. Artists and art lovers are needed for large and small jobs. Service hour credit documentation provided for students. Tasks are outlined online at www.deerpathartleague.org.
Books & poetry
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. www.thebookstall.com. Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.: Chicago native John Payne will sign his novel, The Chicago Terminus.
Elawa Farms, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest. Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m.: Lake Forest Book Store and Sunset Foods will partner for a luncheon with Marisa McClellan, author of a popular small-batch canning blog and the cookbook, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. Tickets are $28 and include a copy of McClellan’s book. To register, visit www.elawafarm.org/4.html.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 12, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Sept. 12, 7 p.m.: Discussion of State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie. www.gorillatango.com. (773) 598-4549. Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m.: Salsation, a Latin improv and sketch comedy troupe, presents the Word Up! poetry slam. $10.
Highland Park Poetry presents a reading by guest poet Richard Wolfson of Santa Fe, N.M., at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Art Center of Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road. Wolfson is a poet, shaman, performance artist and stand-up comic. The regular poetry open mic follows and participating poets may bring up to six poems to share. Visit www.highlandparkpoetry.org.
Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Sept. 9, 3 p.m.: “Chicago Reads.” To celebrate the library’s 125th anniversary, Rick Kogan hosts an afternoon featuring literary and cultural figures from throughout Chicago reading from their favorite works of literature. Readers include Mary Schmich, Michael Halberstam, Mayor Nancy Rotering, Aaron Freeman, Jonathan Eig, Bill Kurtis, Donna La Pietra, Elizabeth Berg, Mike Leonard and Welz Kauffman.
Lake Forest Book Store, 680 N. Western Ave. (847) 234-4420. www.lakeforestbookstore.com. Aug. 17, 7 p.m.: Lake Bluff resident Julie Morse will discuss and sign copies of her new creative nonfiction book, Out-of-the-Box: The Mostly True Story of a Mysterious Man.
Re-invent Gallery, 202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest. Aug. 19, 4-7 p.m.: Lake Bluff resident Julie Morse will sign copies of her new children’s book, When Billy Went Bald. Net proceeds from all sales of When Billy Went Bald will benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation for children with cancer. Morse will also be signing copies of her new creative nonfiction book, Out-of-the-Box: The Mostly True Story of a Mysterious Man, with sales that evening benefiting the Gentle Fund for Vietnamese orphans and college scholarships for Blackfeet Indians. RSVP by Aug. 16 to Julie@juliecmorse.com.
Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods Road, between Deerfield Road and Route 22, Deerfield. (847) 968-3321. www.ryersonwoods.org. Friends of Ryerson Woods sponsor Ryerson Reads, a book discussion series focused on environmental literary classics. Book talks are held from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays in Brushwood, the historic home at Ryerson Woods, and are led by Ben Goluboff, professor of English at Lake Forest College. Fee per discussion is $15; $10 for Friends of Ryerson Woods members. Sept. 19: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann. Nov. 14: DIRT: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan.
Academy at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. www.citadeltheatre.org. Sept. 8-Dec. 3: Fall semester classes for children pre-K through grade 8, including improvisation, acting and musical theater, as well as scene study for high school students. Registration is in progress.
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. www.thebookstall.com. Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.: End of Summer Teen Pizza Party with Chicago-based authors M. Molly Backes (The Princesses of Iowa) and T.M. Goeglein (Cold Fury). Free, but registration is requested.
Bubbles Academy offers music and motion classes for children ages 4 through 36 months Sept. 4-Oct. 24 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Fee is $160 for the eight-week session. Call (312) 944-7677 or visit www.bubblesacademy.com.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Dancin’ Sprouts summer concert series for children, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Aug. 22: Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies. Aug. 29: Little Miss Ann.
Improv Playhouse will hold auditions for “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” open to fourth- through ninth-graders, from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 at the Karger Center, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8; performances are Dec. 7-9. To schedule an audition time, call (847) 968-4529 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
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 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8. Through Sept. 2: “Chagall for Children,” an exhibit of 14 multi-sensory exploration stations, each incorporating a reproduction of one of Marc Chagall’s works. Through Sept. 3: “Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon.” Sept. 24-Jan. 6, 2013: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” an exhibit featuring the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose work helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland.
Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. www.marriotttheatre.com. (847) 634-0200. Aug. 17-18, 10 a.m.: “Sleeping Beauty.” $15.
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. Aug. 18-19: Plains warrior shields. Aug. 25-26: Beaded key chains. Sept. 1-2: Northwest Coast button blankets. Sept. 8-9: Bolo ties. Sept. 15-16: Loom beading. Sept. 22-23: Cherokee syllabary. Sept. 29-30: Seminole patchwork. Oct. 6-7: Woven baskets. Oct. 13-14: Woodlands quill boxes. Oct. 20-21: Dream catchers. Oct. 27-28: Northwest Coast masks. Aug. 21-24 and 28–31: “Summer’s Last Hurrah,” featuring craft projects of simple versions of traditional Native American items. The activities, available all day, are recommended for children ages 5 and older. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Also, Native American stories will be read each afternoon at 2 p.m. in the museum’s teaching lodge. Activities are included with the price of museum admission.
Music Institute of Chicago will host parent education evenings focusing on Musikgarten and Suzuki methods for early childhood music instruction at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at MIC’s Lake Forest campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road; and 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at MIC’s Winnetka campus, 300 Green Bay Road. Call (847) 905-1500 for information.
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. (847) 446-0537. www.winnetkacommunityhouse.org. Oct. 8, 11 a.m.: Circus Boy’s Action-Packed Comedy Show. $5. Nov. 6, 11 a.m.: “Schoolhouse Rock Live,” with music from the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series. $5.
Classes & workshops
The Actors Gymnasium Circus and Performing Arts School, in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. (847) 328-2795. www.actorsgymnasium.com. A new session of classes in circus and performing arts begins Sept. 4. Course offerings for children and adults of all ages and skill levels include aerial arts, circus arts, contortion, gymnastics, stage combat and more.
Midwest New Musicals, a musical theater writers workshop and development program, meets monthly on Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 22 through June 16, at the Light Opera Works rehearsal center, 516 Fourth St., Wilmette. The forum allows lyricists, composers and book writers to create and discuss their work. Fees for are $645 per term, or $1,200 if enrolling for two terms in advance. Application fee is $25. For information, visit www.LightOperaWorks.com/midwest-new-musicals.html or call (847) 920-5360.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. (847) 272-6224. www.northbrook.info. Registration required for all programs unless noted otherwise. Aug. 18, 2 p.m.: Author Kathleen Anne Fleming will lead a writing workshop focusing on “Using the Memory.”
StoryStudio Chicago, 723 Elm St., Winnetka. Sept. 18, 6:30-9 p.m.: Advanced personal essay workshop. Participants should expect to contribute at least one essay of three to 10 pages and have previous experience writing personal essays or lifestories. $225. To register, call (773) 477-7710.
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. Aug. 16-17 and Aug. 23-25: Comedy Night with Cameron Esposito; Adam Burk opens. Aug. 17-18: Collin A. Bullock in The Best of Stand-Up Comedy Showcase. Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Bob Jay, Man of 999 Voices.
Perla Cafe, 1813 Dempster St., Evanston. (847) 424-1382. Aug. 25, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: “An Evening of Comedy and Spoken Word” with author and comedian Debbie Sue Goodman. No cover.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: Jeffrey Sweet in “You Only Shoot the Ones You Love,” a 75-minute solo show that presents an anecdotal history of improvisation and comedy in the 20th century. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
Hedwig Dances presents “A Summer Soiree,” celebrating Sybil Shearer’s centennial, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. $25; $10 for children and students. Call (847) 291-9161.
Mazur Dance Festival, featuring ballet, folk and ballroom, at noon Aug. 18 at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Tickets: $20-$35. For information, call (847) 506-9390 or visit http://cuttinghall.org.
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. Aug. 26, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: “Sleeping Beauty,” from the Royal Ballet, London.
Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Classes by BallroomChicago.com. For information, call (847) 757-2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com. Aug. 20 and 27 and Sept. 3 and 10: Basic cha cha, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; intermediate cha cha, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session. Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1, 8 and 15: Basic tango, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; intermediate tango, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session.
Fairs & festivals
Lincolnshire Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18-19 at the Village Green, Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, with works by 120 juried artists, live music and activities for children. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Little Bear Ribfest, presented by the Vernon Hills Park District, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 24 and 3-11 p.m. Aug. 25 at Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Five local BBQ restaurants will offer a full slab of ribs for $20; half-slab for $12; $6 for a sample portion. Each vendor will also carry sandwiches, sides, and a dessert item. Live music includes Friday — Jamie Lono, 7 p.m., and Los Lonely Boys, 9 p.m. Saturday — Red, White & Blues, 5 p.m., Tallan Noble Latz, 7 p.m., and Matt Andersen, 9 p.m. Admission: $5; free for children 5 and under. Free parking is available at the Westfield Hawthorn Shopping Center, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, with a free shuttle from 6-11:30 p.m. Visit www.littlebearribfest.com or call (847) 996-6800.
Port Clinton Art Festival and Taste of Highland Park, Aug. 24-26 at Port Clinton Square, Central, First and Second streets in downtown Highland Park. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday (Taste only); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fest includes works by more than 250 artists, activities for children, food and drink from Highland Park restaurants, and live music. Radio Disney streams live from the festival from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, and the cast from “Million Dollar Quartet” performs from noon-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Art for the Parks, an exhibit and sale presented by Artists on the Bluff, will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 in the Lake Bluff Golf Course tent, north Green Bay Road, Lake Bluff. Paintings, drawings, watercolors, jewelry and ceramics will be featured.
Family Music & Fun Fest, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. The event includes food, carnival-style games, prizes, karaoke, a raffle and live performances all day, from jazz combos to classical string chamber ensembles and 100-plus piece orchestra. Families are welcome to bring their pets. Free admission. For information, call (847) 926-9898 or visit www.mya.org.
Taste of Armenia Festival, noon-6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. James Armenian Church Evanston, 816 Clark St., Evanston. The event features authentic Armenian food, live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and other cultural offerings. Free admission and parking. Visit www.tasteofarmenia.org.
Taste of Serbia Festival, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church, 27450 N. Bradley (old School Road), Lake Forest-Mettawa. Traditional culinary specialties, beverages, children’s activities, music and dancing will be featured. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.tasteofserbia.org or call (847) 247-0077.
Art Fair on the Square, Deer Path Art League’s 58th annual juried fine art show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2-3 on Market Square, Lake Forest. Visit www.deerpathartleague.org.
Highwood Last Call Art Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Highwood Avenue, downtown Highwood, including live music, food and children’s activities. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Oktoberfest tent party, 1-11 p.m. Sept. 22 at Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Road, Glenview, featuring German food and beer, and music by Die Musikmeisters from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Visit www.theglenviewhouse.com.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave. (847) 835-5056. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 5, 1 p.m.: Screening and discusison of “Invictus.”
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. Aug. 22: “Patriot Games,” rated R. Aug. 29: “Witness,” rated R. Independent filmmaker Reid Schultz will discuss the entire Harrison Ford film series after both screenings.
Outdoor film festival, 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the historic home Brushwood at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. The evening will begin with a guided gallery tour of the art exhibit “Genius Loci: Listening to Nature’s Muse,” followed by a screening of films inspired by the theme “Lessons from the Prairie.” In the event of rain, films will be shown in the Welcome Center. $15; $10 for members. Call (847) 968-3345 or visit www.ryersonwoods.org.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 10, 1 p.m.: Oscar Hammerstein (Part 2) will be the subject of the America’s Musical Theater Legends program by Susan Benjamin.
The Highland Park Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago will host their opening program at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Birchwood Club, 1174 Park Ave. West, Highland Park. Guest speakers are sculptors Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, whose commissioned works include sculptures of Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen and Vince Lombardi. A breakfast buffet will be served. Cost is $40. Guests are welcome. Reservations by Sept. 6 to Janey Kaplan, (847) 432-1658, or Gail Marovitz, (847) 945-6659.
Tours & outings
The Evanston History Center presents a walking tour series conducted by Kris Hartzell, EHC’s director of Visitor Services and Facilities. 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 email@example.com. Aug. 18 and Oct. 6: “Evanston’s Lakefront.” Sept. 1: “Architectural Evanston.” Sept. 15: “Evanston Women’s History.” Oct. 20: “Burnham in Evanston,” a tour of the neighborhood where architect Daniel Burnham lived and worked. Lake Forest Preservation Foundation
will host the Garden Folly Wine Stroll from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at 788 E. Woodland, Lake Forest, featuring an accurate replica of the 18th century Derby summerhouse in Danvers, Mass. Wine and appetizers will be served. $30; $20 for members. For reservations, visit www.lfpf.org or call (847) 234-1230.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Aug. 23, 7 p.m.: “From Page to Stage” features members of Writers’ Theatre fall production of “Hamlet” at the Woman’s Library Club, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.
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. Aug. 22, 2 p.m.: Barry Bradford presents “Queens of Comedy,” focusing on Carol Burnett and Mary Tyler Moore.
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. Through Aug. 26: summer hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 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. Sept. 21-Dec. 9: “Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door” and “De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger, Selections from the James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach Collection.” Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.: “Sites Unseen.” During the 1990s artist Shimon Attie presented a series of temporary installations, including “The Neighbor Next Door,” in public spaces of European cities. Attie will discuss these projects as well as more recent work examining Arab/Israeli relations. Nov. 7, 5:15 p.m.: “Realism and Abstraction in Gerhard Richter’s Work: The Social History of Postwar German Art,” presented by Paul Jaskot, professor of the history of art and architecture at DePaul University, and Christine Mehring, associate professor of art history at the University of Chicago.
Deerfield Historic Village, 517 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. (847) 948-0680. www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org. Open Sundays from 2-4 p.m., June through September. 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 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. Aug. 19, 1:30 p.m.: Screening of “Elusive Justice,” a PBS documentary about the more than six decades-long commitment to apprehend Nazi war criminals and place them on trial for crimes against humanity. Free with museum admission; reservations recommended.
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 Jan. 6, 2013: “Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art.”
Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Tickets can be ordered at www.ravinia.org or (847) 266-5100. Aug. 16, 7 p.m., and Aug. 18, 1 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” in the Martin Theatre. $80; lawn $10. Aug. 17, 6 p.m.: David Greilsammer, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Couperin, Schubert and others. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 17, 7 p.m., and Aug. 19, 1 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s “Idomeneo,” in the Martin Theatre. $80; lawn $10. Aug. 18, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Justin Roberts & the Not Ready For Naptime Players, in the Pavilion. $10; lawn $5. Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Zuill Bailey, cello, and Awadagin Pratt, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall, in an all-Brahms program. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m.: Tony Bennett, in the Pavilion. $91; lawn $28. Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.: Daniil Trifonov, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Scriabin, Stravinsky, Debussy and Chopin. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.: “Happy 100th Birthday Woody Guthrie,” with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Arlo Guthrie, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $22. Aug. 20, 8 p.m.: Soloists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 21, 1 p.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring River North Dance Chicago, in the Pavilion. $10; lawn $5. Aug. 21, 8 p.m.: Ruth Page Festival of Dance featuring River North Dance Chicago, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $10. Aug. 21, 6 p.m.: Sara Davis Buechner, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Weber and others. $10; no lawn sales; ticket and dining package $40. Aug. 22, 6 p.m.: Wolfgang Schmidt, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Debussy, Schnittke and Rachmaninoff. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.: The Dukes of September — Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, in the Pavilion. $85; lawn $27. Aug. 23, 6 p.m.: Rachel Barton Pine, violin, and Matthew Hagle, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Debussy and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 23, 8 p.m.: “Breakfast in America with the Legendary Voice of Supertramp,” in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $16. Aug. 24, 6 p.m.: Lincoln Trio performs works by Brahms and Arensky in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 25, 6 p.m.: Reginald Robinson plays jazz, stride and ragtime piano in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 26, 6 p.m.: Inon Barnatan, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Debussy, Ravel and Schubert. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 28, 6 p.m.: Sean Botkin, piano, in an all-Rachmaninoff program in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 28, 8 p.m.: Ruth Page Festival of Dance featuring Momix, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $60. Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Duran Duran, in the Pavilion. $85; lawn $38. Aug. 31, 6 p.m.: Behzod Abduraimov, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Schubert, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Liszt. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 3, 6 p.m.: Orion Weiss, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Bach, Liszt, Schumann and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 4, 6 p.m.: Johannes Moser, cello, and Orion Weiss, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Debussy, Poulenc and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 6, 8 p.m.: Juilliard String Quartet plays works by Beethoven, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. Sept. 7, 8 p.m.: The Knights, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Wagner, Schumann and Debussy. $75; lawn $15. Sept. 8, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Ruth Page Civic Ballet, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.: The Knights, featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman, in the Pavilion. Program to include Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. $75; lawn $15. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: The Knights, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Debussy, Satie, Couperin, Stravinsky and Ravel. $75; lawn $10.