Arts and entertainment calendar Sept. 20
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.
“Other People’s Money”
Presented Sept. 29-Oct. 28 at Citadel Theatre Company, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. Wednesday matinees at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17. Tickets: $35-$37.50, with discounts available for seniors and students.Visit www.citadel
“The Sound of Music”
Presented by Jr. Encore Theatre at 7 p.m. Oct. 12-14 at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St., Libertyville. $12. Visit www.encoretheatre.net or call (847) 708-8880.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery
481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972. www.austins saloon.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Sept. 22: The Breakfast Club. Sept. 29: Rough Night Out (’90s cover band). Oct. 6: Blackened. Oct. 12: T-Bos. Oct. 20: Sixteen Candles. Oct. 24, 8 p.m.: Justin Moore. Oct. 26: Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute).
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Sept. 21 and 28, 9 p.m.: Chicago Dueling Pianos. Free. Sept. 22, 9:30 p.m.: Darmata, Hot Sauce Committee. Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m.: ‘Stache.
203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.genesee theatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce with special guests Mindi Abair, Steve Oliver and Lisa McClowry, and featuring smooth jazz band Lake Effect. $24.75 and $34.75. Nov. 2, 8 p.m.: A cappella group Straight No Chaser — “#SNCLIVE Tour.” $29.50-$49.50.
The Eagles tribute band performs “A Salute to the Eagles” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. The Mojo Daddies open with a mixture of pop, rock and blues. Tickets: $27-$38; $26-$37 seniors; $15 teens; $12 children under 12. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
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. 23: Song Circle. Sept. 30: Concert Stage features Zoe Mulford. Jim Gary opens.
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.stainedglasscoffee house.com.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. 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.
College of Lake County
Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Call (847) 543-2240 or visit gallery.clcillinois.edu. Through Sept. 23: “Nikki Renee Anderson and Joanna Mortreux: Transformative Visions,” an exhibit of painting, sculpture and photography.
Cook Memorial Library District
Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. The Aspen Library Photo Gallery, located in the Quiet Reading Room, features a rotating display of works by local photographers. Through Sept. 29: Jerry Hug.
Jack Benny Center for the Arts
Located in Bowen Park, 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan. (847) 360-4741. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Through Oct. 5: Lake County Art League presents “Juxtapositions,” works by Chuck McCann and Susan Kronowitz. McCann, a Round Lake Beach resident, paints mostly in acrylics, but also works in watercolor, colored pencil, oil, punch embroidery and sculpture. Kronowitz, who lives in Mundelein, will exhibit 10 recent oil paintings of the Lipizzan stallions that perform at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek. Artists’ reception will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30.
Lake County Discovery Museum
Located in the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176, west of Fairfield Road, near Wauconda. (847) 968-3400. www.LCFPD.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $6; $3 for senior citizens; $2.50 for children ages 4-17; free for children 3 and younger. Through Nov. 4: “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012,” works by 49 finalists in the Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation’s farm art competition. Visit www.lchff.org.
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.
Located in the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment at (847) 367-5308. Sept. 22-Oct. 18: “Outreach: Waukegan Artist Laini Zinn,” featuring watercolors, oils and ink drawings by the local artist and community organizer. An artist’s reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 22.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Holding auditions for its production of “The Magic of the Nutcracker.” Adults of all ages and sizes are sought for the Party Scene characters, with auditions at 5 p.m. Sept. 23 at Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. Seeking adults that have acting ability and can move well. Call (847) 367-7970 or visit www.themagicofthenutcracker.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.Center StageLakeForest.org or call (847) 234-6062.
BOOKS & POETRY
Cook Park Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors.
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. Nov. 14: DIRT: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan.
28478 W. Brandenburg Road, west of Highway 12 between State Routes 120 and 134, Ingleside. Of Bogs & Books Reading Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. The small, informal book discussion group is for adults interested in environmental, outdoor and natural history literature. Reservations are requested at email@example.com or (815) 344-1294. Oct. 13: The Man Who Lives with Wolves by Shaun Ellis and Penny Junor. Nov. 10: EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want by Frances Moore Lappe.
“The Horse and His Boy”
The C.S. Lewis play will be performed at 10 a.m. Sept. 27-28; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 29; and 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $7; $5 for school groups of six or more (in advance). Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Oct. 14, 7 p.m.: Bill Maher. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50.
Free ballroom dance class will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Libertyville Sports Complex, Peterson Road and Highway 45, Libertyville. The session is restricted to couples who have little or no experience in ballroom dancing and might be interested in registering for Ballroom Basics. To register, call (847) 816-7602.
Giordano Dance Chicago
Performing at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Tickets: $27-$38; $26-$37 seniors; $15 teens; $12 children under 12. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Farm Heritage Festival
Lake County’s 20th annual celebration of its rural roots will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22-23 at Lakewood Forest Preserve, on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road, in Wauconda. Featuring more than 200 antique tractors, cars, steam engines and other farm machinery, petting zoo, sheep herding demonstrations, live music, scarecrow making, wagon and barrel train rides and other children’s activities. Daily admission is $8; $4 for seniors and youth. A two-day weekend pass is $12; $6 for youth and seniors. Free admission for children 3 and under. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Call (847) 968-3400.
Held from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at Deerfield Historic Village, 517 Deerfield Road, Deerfield, featuring food, live music, vintage cars, games, tours and crafts. Free admission. Visit www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org.
Turner Classic Movies Series
Film series featuring newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures’ 100th anniversary at local theaters including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. 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.
Shutter Bugs Camera Club
Meeting 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, except December, at Volo Bog, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, west of Highway 12 between State Routes 120 and 134, Ingleside. Meetings include how-to workshops, members’ photos and competitions. Ages 13 to adult welcome. Upcoming meetings are Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. Visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
TOURS & OUTINGS
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
Hosting an afternoon tour of the extensive arts and crafts collection at Crab Tree Farm, 982 Sheridan Road, Lake Bluff, from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 6. $50. Reservations required; call (847) 234-5253. Visit www.lflbhistory.org for more information.
203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Buddy Valstro: The Cake Boss Homemade for the Holidays Tour. Tickets are $35.75 and $45.75. VIP tickets, $85, include a post-show meet and greet.
Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival
The seventh annual festival will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., downtown Waukegan. Professional storytellers will take the stage as Bradbury characters from well-known stories such as 1951’s “The Screaming Woman,” “Lime Vanilla Ice” from Dandelion Wine, and many more. The show is for listeners age 12 and older. Attendees are invited to take a haunted tour of the Genesee Theatre before the performance, and are welcome to dress in costume as their favorite Bradbury character. Tickets: $17. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
17000 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth. (847) 623-7272. www.tempelfarms.com. Performances by the Tempel Lipizzan stallions, set to classical music, with the stable open for touring following the show. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held indoors. Matinee performance from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 23. Tickets in advance are $25, $20 active military and veterans, $15 children under 15; tickets at the door are $30, $20 for children and military/veterans.
Deerfield Historic Village
517 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. (847) 948-0680. www.deerfield historicalsociety.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.
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.Lake County Discovery Museum
Located in the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176, west of Fairfield Road, near Wauconda. (847) 968-3400. www.LCFPD.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $6; $3 for senior citizens; $2.50 for children ages 4-17; free for children 3 and younger. Sept. 29-Feb. 24, 2012: “Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity,” an exhibit featuring the legendary author and his beloved characters, Ebenezer Scrooge, Oliver Twist, Tiny Tim and others. Hundreds of objects and documents from the private collection of Highland Park resident Michael A. Weinberg, together with a rare collection of first editions of Dickens’ most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. “A Dickens Christmas,” a special extra exhibit, opens Nov. 17.