Arts and entertainment calendar for Sept. 13
Updated: September 17, 2012 12:56PM
The rags-to-riches story of a female 1960s Motown group plays through 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 seniors. Dinner and theatre tickets, $55, are available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
Presented by Highland Park Players at 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 25-27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21 at the Northbrook Theatre inside the Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Tickets: $16 in advance; $19 at the door. Silver Anniversary Party immediately following the Oct. 21 performance, $10 additional charge. Visit www.highlandparkplayers.com.
Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, opens its 21st season with William Shakespeare’s tragedy, through Nov. 11. Curtain times are Tuesdays (no performance Oct. 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (with Wednesday 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 10, 17 and 31 only); 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 Oct. 14). $35-$70. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
Presented by Next Theatre Company through Oct. 14 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. Tickets: $30-$40; $15-$20 for students and young adults, ages 25 and younger. Visit www.nexttheatre.org.
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
Presented by Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, Sept. 28-Oct. 21 at Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25; $23 for students and seniors. Visit www.bignoise.org.
“Operetta’s Greatest Hits”
Presented by Light Opera Works Oct. 5-14 at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The show features music by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Sigmund Romberg and other composers. Performances at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 and 12; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 6 and 13; and 2 p.m. Oct. 7, 10 and 14. Tickets: $40, $50, $60 main floor; $30, $40, $50 balcony; half-price for ages 21 and younger. Call (847) 920-5360 or visit www.LightOperaWorks.com.
“Other People’s Money”
Presented Sept. 29-Oct. 28 at Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Curtain at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.citadeltheatre.org.
Through 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. Call (847) 866-8049 or visit www.piventheatre.org.
“Woody Sez — The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie”
Sept. 14-Oct. 21 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Featuring more than 30 of Guthrie’s ballads and anthems, the production celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America’s great folk troubadour. Curtain times are Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. (except Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 and 16); Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (except Sept. 26) and 7:30 p.m. (except Oct. 10); Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m. (except opening on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.); Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. (except Sept. 15) and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (except Sept. 23, Oct. 7 and 21). $25-$72; $25-$54 for previews, Sept. 14-20. Student tickets are $15, any performance, subject to availability. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.northlight.org. Backstage with BJ, a discussion with artistic director BJ Jones, offering behind-the-scenes insight, is at noon Sept. 14. Reservations are required; call (847) 679-9501, ext. 3555. Hootenannies, informal post-show “jam sessions” with the artists from the production, will be held following the performances Sept. 30 (after 7 p.m.), Oct. 7 (after 2:30 p.m.) and Oct. 14 (after 7 p.m.). Audience members are invited to bring their own instruments and join the artists onstage to play for approximately one hour after the performance.
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra
Performing at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The program includes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello with Chicago Symphony Orchestra soloists David Taylor, violin, and Richard Hirschl, cello; as well as works by Khachaturian and Vaughan Williams. Tickets: $36-$70, with discounts for seniors and youth. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.arsviva.org.
The period-instrument orchestra presents “All the King’s Men,” music from the English Chapel Royal including works by Handel and Purcell, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets: $15-$35. Visit www.baroqueband.org.
Opening its 30th anniversary season with “Mosaic Masterpieces: Masterworks from William Byrd and Frank Ferko” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave., Evanston. Tickets: $38 premium; $30 general admission; $15 students. Visit http://bellavoce.tix.com or call (877) 755-6277.
Chicago a cappella
Presents “Genius in the Synagogue: A Musical Portrait of Max Janowski” at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets are $35 for preferred seating, $28 for general admission, $22 for seniors; and $12 for students. Call (773) 281-7820 or see www.chicagoacappella.org.
Chicago Chamber Musicians
Open their 26th season with “Italian Passion,” a concert that explores chamber music of Italian composers, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The program includes works by Vivaldi, Respighi and Verdi. Tickets: $25-$45; free for college students with a valid student I.D. Call (312) -225-5226 or visit www.chicagochambermusic.org.
Chicago Chamber Musicians
Debussy Festival, celebrating the music of Claude-Achille Debussy, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Tickets: $25-$45; free for college students. Call (312) 225-5226 or visit www.chicagochambermusic.org.
The Chicago Philharmonic
Opening its 23rd season with “Bravo Brazil!” at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Featuring conductor and oboist Alex Klein and pianist Arnaldo Cohen, the program includes works by Antonio Carlos Gomes, Osvaldo Lacerda and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $25-$75; $10 for students. Call (847) 866-6888 or visit www.chicagophilharmonic.org.
Evanston Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago
Presenting George Preston, afternoon host at 98.7 WFMT, at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Congregational Church, 1417 Hinman Ave., Evanston. Preston will present an overview of the entire Lyric Opera 2012-13 season. $15; $10 for members. Call (847) 328-0158.
Evanston Symphony Orchestra
Presenting “Viennese Masterworks” at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. The program includes Mozart’s overture to “The Magic Flute”; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major. Tickets in advance are $28, $23 seniors; at the door, $35, $30 seniors; $5 student tickets, subject to availability, at the box office; free admission for children 12 and younger. Call (847) 864-8804 or visit www.evanstonsymphony.org.
Music of the Baroque
“Glover Conducts Mozart and Haydn,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The program includes Mozart’s Prague Symphony and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Tickets: $27-$75. Call (312) 551-1414 or visit www.baroque.org.
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. Oct. 21, 3 p.m.: The Barkada Quartet performs works by Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Philip Glass and others. $30; $20 seniors; $10 students.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Sept. 16, 2 p.m.: Cellist Ian Maksin will perform works by Ravel, De Falla and Piazzolla as part of the Fine Arts Fall Concert Series. Sept. 23, 2 p.m.: Lunae Duo — pianist Sarah LaFleur and flutist Stephanie Pedretti — perform works by favorite classical composers and lesser-known compositions.
The Northbrook Symphony
Presents “Joie de Vivre” (The Joy of Life) at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Sheely Center for Performing Arts at Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Guest organist Patricia Lee will perform the Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 in C Minor (“Organ Symphony”) and Jim Kendros on the hurdy-gurdy performs the Suite from Nais by Rameau. The program includes works by Bizet and Pierne. Kendros also presents a preconcert lecture at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$45; $8 for children/students. Call (847) 272-0755 or visit www.TheNSO.org.
The Orion Ensemble
The chamber music ensemble presents “Orion Beginnings” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The program includes works by Bartók, Huydts and Schumann. Tickets: $26; $23 seniors; $10 for students; admission is free for children 12 and younger. Call (630) 628-9591 or visit www.orionensemble.org.
Rembrandt Chamber Players
Open their 23nd season with “Jazzy and Mellow Cellos” at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The program includes works by Stravinsky and Schubert. Tickets: $35; $25 for young adults ages 18-30; $10 for students. Call (312) 360-3145 or visit www.rembrandtchamberplayers.org.
210 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 433-0304. www.bowlhighwood.com. Sept. 14: On the Grind Management. Sept. 15: Richard Cranium. Sept. 16: Working Man’s Blues Band open mike.
1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. www.cjarthurs.com. (847) 256-8870. Sept. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Singer/songwriters Mark Dvorak and David Hawkins will introduce songs from their new CDs.
The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. www.celticknotpub.com. No cover unless noted otherwise. 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. Sept. 14, 21 and 28, 9 p.m.: Chicago Dueling Pianos. Free. Sept. 15, 9:30 p.m.: Samadhi Vibe. Sept. 22, 9:30 p.m.: Darmata, Hot Sauce Committee. Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m.: ‘Stache.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.: SISAI celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a concert, “The Traditional Sounds of the Andes.”
824 Noyes St., Evanston. Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Performance by Jutta & the Hi-Dukes, interpreters of world music in a variety of genres. $35 includes dinner. Call (773) 848-0630.
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. Visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. 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.
Lakeview Center in Gillson Park
800 Gillson Park Drive, Wilmette. www.wilmettepark.org/lakefront/lakeview-center. Sept. 14, 8 p.m.: Claudia Schmidt plays a concert in celebration of her new album, “Bend in the River: Collected Songs” (folk, blues and jazz). Tickets: $20.
The Laughing Chameleon
Located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Sept. 19, 8 p.m.; Sept. 28-29, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.: All American Dueling Pianos.
1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. (773) 381-4554. www.maynestage.com. Sept. 14, 9 p.m.: The Handsome Family with Jon Langford. $19 in advance; $23 at the door. Sept. 18, 8 p.m.: XRT Blues Breakers Show with John Mayall. $60. Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: Barely Bloodshot: 18 Years of Bloodshot Records. $12. Sept. 28, 8 p.m.:Environmental Encroachment, a costumed marching band with multi-media stage performance antics, including dancers, hooping, juggling and skits. $12 general admission; $18 reserved seating. Oct. 12, 9 p.m.: Funkadesi (Indo-Afro-Caribbean music). $15. Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.: German electronic duo Mouse on Mars. Oct. 18, 8 p.m.: Vijay Iyer Trio (jazz). $20 in advance;$25 at the door; $35 reserved. Oct. 20, 8 p.m.: From the Jam 35th Anniversary Tour, $30. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Brazilian singer, guitarist and percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria, $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $28 reserved. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.: Leon Russell. $75 reserved seating; $50 standing.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. Sept. 14, 8 p.m.: Keb’ Mo’. $58-$72. Oct. 20, 8 p.m.: Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble. In the tradition of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and W.A. Mozart, Davis and his ensemble fuse classical music and jazz while creating a new aesthetic — The Third Stream. Tickets: $35-$55.
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Shows at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise. 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. 1, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Taj Majal Trio (blues). $32-$74. 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. 11: Singer-songwriter Jon Mclaughlin (pop). $18-$48. Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Four Bitchin’ Babes (folk). $15-$35. Oct. 12, 10 p.m.: Singer-songwriter Charlie Peacock. $12/$15. Oct. 13, 7 p.m.: Lucy Kaplansky with Rose Cousins (folk). $16-$32. Oct. 14, 7 p.m.: Robyn Hitchcock, $25-$45. Oct. 15, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio (jazz/bluegrass). $18-$48. Oct. 16: Jeff Coffin Mu’tet featuring Futureman (jazz/fusion). $17/$20. Oct. 17: Joseph Vincent (pop). $12-$20. Oct. 18: Kopecky Family Band (indie-folk). $10/$12. 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. 27: Singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells. $15-$35. Oct. 28, 7 p.m.: Pianist George Winston, $25-$35. Oct. 30: Milk Carton Kids (folk). $13/$15. Oct. 31: Tim Reynolds TR3 (progressive rock). $17/$20. Nov. 1: Anne Heaton CD release show. $12/$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. 12: Bowerbirds (indie/folk). $15/$18. Nov. 15: Willy Porter ( folk/blues). $18/$28/$38. Nov. 18: Kris Delmhorst (folk/Americana). $15/$18/$26. Nov. 23: Rickie Lee Jones, $38-$84. Nov. 24: Tommy Castro & the Painkillers (blues/rock). $17/$20. 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. Nov. 29: Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom featuring Myra Melford, Jenny Scheinman and Todd Sickafoose (jazz). $12/$15. Nov. 30, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Irma Thomas (soul). $25-$65. Dec. 31, 10 p.m.: Alejandro Escovedo (roots/rock). $65-$95.
Spotlighters at the Mette
Presenting an intergenerational salute to movie musicals from “The Jazz Singer” to “All That Jazz,” 3 p.m. Sept. 23 and 29-30 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Tickets: $15; $12 students and children. Visit www.wilmettetheatre.com or call (847) 251-7424.
Stained Glass Coffeehouse
Featuring Corky Siegel at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Johnny Burns opens. $25 donation; proceeds benefit local and international charities. Visit www.stainedglasscoffeehouse.com.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall with Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Mama (blues). $25-$50. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: The Smithereens, $20-$40. Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Generation: The Sixties Experience. $10-$15. Sept. 28, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with Cedric Burnside Project. $15-$38. Sept. 29, 9 p.m.: Who tribute: Who’s Who with A Reason to Believe. $10-$20. Oct. 5, 8 p.m.: Arturo Sandoval (jazz). $27-$75. Oct. 6, 7 p.m.: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute band). $10-$25. Oct. 6, 10:30 p.m.: Think Floyd USA: Recreating the Dark Side of the Moon. $10-$25. Oct. 18, 8 p.m.: Leon Redbone. $20-$45. Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m.: 7th Heaven (rock). $10-$15. Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m.: The Tubes, $25-$40. 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. 12, 7:15 p.m.: Matisyahu performs an all-ages concert (reggae/alternative rock). $30-$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.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.: Monday Night Music Series presents “Together Wherever We Go — Celebrating Sondheim!” $18 in advance, $20 at door.
Anne Loucks Gallery
309 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-8500. www.loucksgallery.com. Through Nov. 15: Paintings by Bernd Haussmann and James Shay.
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Oct. 5-Nov. 10: “Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge between Health and Disease,” the third annual exhibit in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Opening reception will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 5, featuring performances by ensemble groups Sing to Live and Cancer with a Twist.
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. Through Nov. 11: “Botanical Art: Expressions of Natural Beauty,” featuring books and periodicals published from the 1700s to 1900s, in the Lenhardt Library. Oct. 5-21: “Drawn from Nature,” the sixth annual student botanical arts exhibition, including works in watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil. Oct. 10-20: “Chicago’s Top 12,” an exhibition of small works by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Botanical artists from around the world will showcase their artwork with a framed size of 12” x 12” in the Greenhouse Galleries.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery
Located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Through Sept. 14: Annual faculty exhibit.
Glenview Art League
Sponsoring 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 Oct. 30: “Awakening the Extraordinary,” works by photographer Joe Lekas. Gallery Talk will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9.
The Great Frame Up of Northbrook
601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. (847) 480-0400. Through Oct. 15: 10” x 10” juried art exhibit featuring works by local artists. A reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15.
North Shore Art League Members’ Show
Featuring Art-in-Bloom, floral interpretations of artwork by local garden club arrangers and florists, through Sept. 15 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 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. 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. Through Sept. 30: “Two Landscape Studies: Natural and Urban; Dunescape and Architexture: The Chicago Series,” a photographic exhibition featuring the work of fine art photographers Anthony Iacuzzi and Peter Panayiotou.
202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest. www.reinventlf.com. (224) 544-5961. Through Sept. 29: “Inspiration,” paintings by Shota Kawahara, a resident of Osaka, Japan.
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.
548 Chestnut St., Winnetka. www.ziagallery.net. (847) 446-3970. Through Oct. 12: “American Industry and Urban Landscape,” photorealistic paintings by Rick Dula, and photographs of Outer India by Nevada Wier.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
The Caroling Party
The professional caroling group will hold auditions Oct. 4 in Evanston for singers in all voice ranges. Seeking attractive, energetic performers who are good sightsingers working in a pop style. You must have a car and provide your own costume. For the audition, prepare one a cappella Christmas solo of your choice. You may also be asked to sightsing an arrangement. The Caroling Party is an equal opportunity employer, actively seeking qualified minority members. For an audition appointment and information, e-mail your name and phone number to PLupoMusic@aol.com.
CenterStage in Lake Forest
Will hold auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street,” the radio show, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 29 and 2-6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. No appointment necessary. Performances Nov. 30-Dec. 8. Audition information at www.CenterStageLakeForest.org or call (847) 234-6062.
Canzonetta Youth Orchestra
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.
The Marriott Theatre
Holding general auditions for non-union actors from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Actors’ Equity Association Member Center, First Floor, 557 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Productions under consideration include “Now & Forever,” “South Pacific” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Prepare one 16-bar song and a second contrasting selection, and bring music in your key and an updated headshot and resume. Accompanist provided. Sign up for an audition time at www.MarriottTheatre.com/auditions.
The Marriott Theatre
Seeking strong non-AEA male and female dancers who sing well for its 2013 season. Shows include “Now & Forever,” “South Pacific” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” “9 to 5” and “Mary Poppins.” Auditions will be held Sept. 17, 10 a.m. for men and 3 p.m. for women, at the Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse, 1342 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove. No appointment necessary. Bring jazz and character shoes, an updated headshot/resume, and 16 bars up-tempo and ballad with music in your key. Accompanist provided. For information, e-mail Peter.Sullivan@Marriott.com.
Northlight Theatre benefit concert
“My Baby Just Cares For Me,” featuring Michael and Angela Ingersoll, 8 p.m. Oct. 1-2 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The husband-and-wife duo will perform classic pop favorites. Tickets: $45; VIP $100 (includes premium seating and a pre-show event at 7 p.m. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.northlight.org.
BOOKS & POETRY
2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview. Oct. 3, 7 p.m.: Appearance by young adult authors Libba Bray (The Diviners) and Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Boys).
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 30, 2 p.m.: Books on the Chopping Block, a live concert reading of excerpts from the top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2011, will be performed by City Lit Theater Co. Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: BookIT! Nonfiction Book Group discusses Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.: Books on Tap book discussion group will discuss The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach at the Landmark Inn, 1352 Shermer Road, Northbrook.
Open mike and featured poets Bryan Borland and Virginia Bell, 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Brothers K, 500 Main St., Evanston.
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.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Julia Keller discusses her new mystery, A Killing in the Hills. Box lunch is included. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. www.thebookstall.com. Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m.: James Dashner presents his newest book, The Infinity Ring #1: A Mutiny in Time.
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 29, 2 p.m.: Book party for The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch, for children in grades 3-5. Registration is 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. Kids Craft Mornings are informal workshops where children learn to construct simple versions of traditional Native American objects. Workshops are included with museum admission. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday workshops are at 11 a.m.; Sunday workshops at 12:30 p.m. 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.
Presents “Fools Tango Sneak Peek,” featuring puppetry, stories and music, at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in Evanston Public Library’s Community Meeting Room, 1703 Orrington Ave. Free. Call (847) 350-9275.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Sept. 15, 10 a.m.: “Sweet. Dreams.” The sing-along for families is created and performed by The Actors Training Center Teen Rep Company. $12.
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
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Sept. 15, 2 p.m.: Author Kathleen Anne Fleming will lead a writing workshop on the topic of “Imitation as Flattery.”
Off Campus Writers’ Workshop
Featuring Fred Shafer, literary editor, writer and lecturer, discussing “Memory in Fiction,” 9:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 20 and 27 at Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln, Winnetka. $10 per session. For information about membership and critique fees, visit www.ocww.bizland.com/.
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.
Stand-up comedy show, 8 p.m. Thursdays at J.J. Java, 911 Foster St., Evanston. $5 suggested donation. Call (773) 991-7379.
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 p.m.: Funny Monday Showcase, featuring local talent presenting comedy, music, improvisation, magic and illusion. Sept. 14 and 21, 9 p.m.; Sept. 15 and 22, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; and Sept. 26-27, 8 p.m.: Collin A. Bullock. Sept. 20, 8 p.m.: Standup comedians Rick March and Peter Lipsey. Oct. 4-6: Larry Reeb. Nov. 1-3: Tim Walkoe.
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. Sept. 22, 9 p.m.: Annoyance Theatre in Residence presents “Don’t Act Like a Girl,” a one-person show starring Wes Perry. Ages 21-plus show. $15.
Glenview Square Dance Club
In association with Square Spares & Pairs Club, offering square dance lessons from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at “The Glen” Park Center, Room 201, 2400 Chestnut, Glenview. Couples and singles, all ages, are welcome. Cost is $40 per person for series of 10 lessons; the first lesson is free. For information, call (847) 309-1329 or e-mail email@example.com.
Glenview Square Dance Club
Dancings the first and third Fridays of each month, September to May, at the Glen Grove School, 3900 Glenview Road, Glenview. Round dancing, cued by Howard and Anna Hoffman, starts at 7:30 p.m. Square dancing, at the Plus level, starts at 8 p.m. Call (847) 945-0370 or visit www.glenviewsquares.com.
1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Classes by BallroomChicago.com. For information, call (847) 757-2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com. 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.
Shoreline Dance Club
Playing recorded music for easy ballroom dancing at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Lessons are given by professional instructors Bob and Penny Urbon at 7:30 p.m., followed by an evening of social dancing. Adults of all ages and dancing abilities welcome. Attire is dressy/casual. Admission per couple is $25. Call (847) 816-7602 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com/shoreline.htm. Sept. 15: Swing.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Lake Bluff Music Festival
Featuring three bands, locally-sourced food, beer and wine, soft drinks and more, 3-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Village Green gazebo, 1 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. The musical lineup includes GEM, an all-girl teen band, Happy Ashtray, a band featuring Lake Forest natives John Swamy and Craig Pierson, and Red Pop Fury. Lake Bluff Brewing Company will host a beer and wine tent and food will be offered by Inovasi/Wisma, Market House, and Sankalp. Free admission. Call (847) 721-9112.
Highwood Last Call Art Fair
Held from 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.
The 34th annual fall festival sponsored by the Northbrook Historical Society will be held from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Village Green Park, Shermer and Meadow roads, Northbrook. Featuring a classic car and truck show, music by Legacy Girls, silent auction, variety/magic show, games and activities for all ages, and food. Free admission. Call (847) 498-3404 or visit www.northbrookhistory.org.
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.
Presented by the Northbrook Park District from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Meadowhill Park, Northbrook, with activities and entertainment for all ages. Free. Visit www.nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995.
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Oct. 3, 1 p.m.: “The Ides of March” will be screened and discussed.
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. Sept. 19: “The Unholy Three,” a silent film starring Lon Chaney. Dave Drazin will provide live piano accompaniment. Sept. 26: “Flesh and the Devil.” Dave Drazin will provide live piano accompaniment, and independent filmmaker Reid Schultz will discuss the entire silent film series after both screenings.
Turner Classic Movies Series
Film series featuring four newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures’ 100th anniversary at local theaters including Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston, and Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.:Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Oct. 24, 7 p.m.: Double feature of “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein.” Nov. 15, 7 p.m.: “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Tickets are available at theater box offices and at www.FathomEvents.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 29, 2 p.m.: Screening of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” rated PG-13.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Sept. 28-30, 7 p.m.; Oct. 1-2, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Oct. 3, 7 p.m.; and Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m.: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and the 12-minute short feature, “Terry Gilliam’s Lost Animations.” Sept. 28 and Oct. 1-3, 4:30 p.m.: “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.”
Chicago history lecture series
Hosted by Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. Dessert served at 7 p.m. followed by lecture by Myra Loris at 7:30 p.m. $15 per lecture. Call Sandy Bradbury, (847) 729-9365. Oct. 17: “All Roads Lead to Chicago — The Gents Who Made It Happen,” a focus on the entrepreneurs and industrial giants (Armour, Field, Ward, McCormick and others) who made Chicago the commercial center of the world in the late 1800s. Nov. 14: “Urban Phoenix: The Fire and The Fair,” a look at the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Columbian Exposition of 1893.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Sept. 27, 7 p.m.: Lyric Opera of Chicago Lecture Series features “Elektra” by Richard Strauss.
Midwest Writers Association
Invites aspiring authors and freelance writers to a dinner program at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Hackney’s on Lake in Glenview. Danielle Egan Miller will present “Realities of Finding and Working with a Literary Agent.” $25; $20 for members. Dress code is business casual. Reservations are required by Sept. 14 to Mira Temkin, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sue Baugh, email@example.com.
TOURS & OUTINGS
Evanston History Center
Ninety-minute walking tours begin at 11 a.m. at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston, and will take place rain or shine. Admission for each tour is $20; $15 for EHC members. Reservations recommended. Call (847) 475-3410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sept. 15: “Evanston Women’s History.” Oct. 6: “Evanston’s Lakefront.” Oct. 20: “Burnham in Evanston,” a tour of the neighborhood where architect Daniel Burnham lived and worked.
International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 43
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the auditorium at Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Mentalist Banachek will perform and teach. Prospective members who are interested in magic, as well as magicians of all skill levels, are welcome. Guests $15 which can be applied to membership. Contact Robert K. Miller, (847) 272-3850, or visit www.ring43.org.
Evanston’s performing arts will be showcased in a sneak peek from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Northwestern University’s Ethel Barber Theatre, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Seventeen Evanston-area music, theatre and dance organizations will present a five-minute performance and offer discounted tickets to their new season’s performances. Entrance vouchers are $20 and redeemable for a special offer of equal value from any participating organization. Visit www.BackStageEvanston.com or call (847) 448-8260.
Kelly Miller Circus
Performances at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 on the field behind the Mikaelian Education Center, 615 Locust Road, Wilmette. $25 general admission; $35 ringside box seating; free for children under age 2. Proceeds support the District 39 Educational Foundation. Visit www.d39foundation.org.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Great Age Daytime Program Series presents “The Gershwins in Hollywood,” a multimedia presentation by musical theatre historian Charles Troy, at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
Block Museum of Art
At Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu. Admission is free; unless noted, admission to all programs is also free. 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.
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 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.
Highland Park Historical Society Museum
326 Central Ave., Highland Park. (847) 432-7090. www.highlandparkhistory.com. Admission: $5. Through Sept. 29: “The Wildwood Experience: The Origins of Chicago’s Jewish North Shore.” Sept. 30, 4-6 p.m.: Opening of a new exhibit of Prairie Style architecture and landscape in Highland Park. Architects Frank Lloyd Wright, John Van Bergen and Robert Seyfarth will be some of the architects discussed.
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. Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m.: “From Bat Bombs to Facebook: How 20th Century Technology is Transforming 21st Century Spying.” Robert Wallace, former director of the Office of Technical Service at the CIA, will trace the evolution of spy technology since 1945 with examples of operations, spy stories, and images. Real spy gadgets will be displayed and demonstrated. Wallace is the author of multiple books on spycraft and spy technology; a book signing will follow. Free with museum admission; reservations required. Oct. 18, 7 p.m., and Oct. 21, 1:30 p.m.: Pianist Jeanne Golan performs the complete sonatas of Viktor Ullmann, a noted composer of the 1930s and 1940s who was persecuted, imprisoned and murdered by the Nazis. $18 per performance, $14 for museum members, in advance; $23/$19 at the door. Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m.: “Josephine Baker: Singer, Dancer, Spy,” presented by Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise. Free with museum admission.
Lake Bluff History Museum
127 E. Scranton Ave., Lake Bluff. www.lakebluffhistory.org. (847) 482-1571. Museum hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Trinkets and Treasures fundraising sale, featuring advertising memorabilia from the 1940s and earlier, original Life magazines, photographs from the museum collection, newspapers/print material dating to the 1800s, vintage and antique jewelry and accessories, collectible books and more.
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. Sept. 15-Aug. 25, 2013: “The War of 1812: Fighting for Their Homeland.” Through maps, timelines, document reproductions, and graphics, the exhibit will provide an overview of the causes and significant events of the War of 1812, including Chicago’s Battle of Fort Dearborn. Exhibit curator Laura McDowell will lead a tour of the new exhibit at 1 p.m. Sept. 15. Through Jan. 6, 2013: “Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art.”