Arts and entertainment calendar for Aug. 16
Updated: May 13, 2013 5:46PM
“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).
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).
Summer concert series at 4 p.m. Sundays at Fountain Square in the historic Village of Long Grove, located near Route 83 and Old Route 53. Free admission; bring blankets or chairs for seating. For information, visit http://thelonggroveblog.com. Aug. 19: Krista Detor.
Summer concert series in the Plaza at Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., Highland Park, 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).
Summer Courtyard Concerts are held at noon Fridays at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. In the event of rain, concerts are held in the Bradbury Room. Call (847) 623-2041 or see www.waukeganpl.org. Aug. 17: Last Dance Band (Count Basie to polka). Aug. 24: Downhome Sophisticates. Aug. 31: Barry White & Friends (blues/jazz).
“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.
“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 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.
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.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972. www.austinssaloon.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Sept. 15: Powerman 5000. Sept. 22: The Breakfast Club. Sept. 29: Rough Night Out (‘90s cover band). 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.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.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.
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.
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.
Antioch Fine Arts Foundation Gallery, 983 Main St., Antioch. www.antiochfinearts.org. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sundays. August: Watercolors by Sharon Rollings and paintings and drawings by Paul Weber.
Cook Memorial Library District’s 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. 21: Jerry Hug.
Jack Benny Center for the Arts 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. Aug. 25-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. Aug. 25-Nov. 4: “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012,” works by 49 finalists in the Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation’s farm art competition. An artists’ reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26, featuring awards for first through third place. For information, visit www.lchff.org.
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.
Undercroft Gallery, 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. Through Aug. 27: “The Common Thread,” an exhibit of works by Elizabeth Misunas and Jenna Penticoff, sponsored by the Lake County Art League. Misunas, age 90, is a seamstress and artist from Waukegan, and Jenna Penticoff, age 20, is a resident of Gurnee who is a student at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga.
Auditions & Opportunities
College of Lake County will hold auditions for “The Horse and His Boy,” by C.S. Lewis, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21-22 in the college’s Studio Theatre, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. The director is casting up to 30 actors of all ages, from 8 to 60. Actors over age 14 should prepare a two-minute monologue that shows off their personality and stage presence. Actors under age 14 will be asked to read a short monologue. Scripts are available at the CLC Grayslake Library at the circulation desk for in-library viewing. For more information, contact Thomas Mitchell at (847) 543-2967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 College of Lake County’s Wind Ensemble and the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble will be held in Room P101 at the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Auditions for the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble will be from 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 20 and 23. Saxophonist, trumpets and trombone will audition Aug. 20, and prospective members should be prepared to play major and minor scales in selected keys and sight read charts of varying styles; improvisation ability is a plus. Guitarists, pianists, bass players and drummers will audition on Aug. 27 and should be prepared to read charts of varying styles along with a full big band. The group rehearses on Monday nights, with fall concerts scheduled for Oct. 5 and Nov. 18. Auditions for the CLC Wind Ensemble will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 23. Prospective members should be prepared to play major and minor scales in selected keys and sight read. Consisting of 65 members, the Wind Ensemble performs four concerts per year. It rehearses on Thursday evenings, with fall concerts scheduled for Oct. 14 and Dec. 9. For more information, contact Michael Flack at (847) 543-2566 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.
Artists are sought for Art for the Parks, an exhibit and sale presented by Artists on the Bluff from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 in the Lake Bluff Golf Course tent on north Green Bay Road, Lake Bluff. There will be no entry fee for artists to display and sell their work, but 35 percent of sale prices will be devoted to the maintenance and restoration of the beach, lakefront and park areas. To apply, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 295-7903.
Entries are sought for the College of Lake County’s Recent Works 2012 exhibit. A total of $2,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards will be given to artists selected for the 32nd annual juried exhibit. Artists who are 18 or older and live or work in Lake County may submit up to two entries of original work completed in the past two years that have never been shown in the CLC gallery. Entry fee for one or two pieces is $20; $15 for Friends of the Gallery members. To request an entry form or for detailed information, contact Steve Jones at (847) 543-2240 or email@example.com. Entry forms can be downloaded at http://gallery.clcillinois.edu. Entry deadline is 3 p.m. Sept. 7.
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
Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Aug. 27, 7 p.m.: Author and canner Marisa McClellan will present her new cookbook, Food In Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round. Sept. 12, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon. Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors. 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.
Volo Bog, 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. Books selected for discussion range from classic to contemporary. Reservations are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 344-1294. Sept. 9: Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey from NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer by Mireya Mayer. 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.
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.
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.
“The Horse and His Boy,” by C.S. Lewis, 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.
Improv Playhouse will hold auditions for “Beauty and the Beast,” open to fourth- through ninth-graders, from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Improv Playhouse Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8; performances are Dec. 7-9. Improv Playhouse will also hold auditions for “A Christmas Carol,” a Young Actors Workshop production open to fourth- through ninth-graders, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Rehearsals begin Sept. 9. Auditions for “The Diary of Anne Frank,” an Acting Conservatory for Teens production, will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 4. Rehearsals begin Sept. 6. Registration fee of $295 is required prior to audition. Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors,” an IP-Elite production for youth in eighth grade through high school, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 5. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8. Registration fee of $295 is required prior to audition. To schedule an audition time, call (847) 968-4529 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. www.marriotttheatre.com. (847) 634-0200. Through Aug. 17-18, 10 a.m.: Marc Robin’s musical retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale “Sleeping Beauty.” $15.
Genesee Theatre, 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.
Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-7970. www.dancenter-north.com. Registration is in progress for the fall semester of classes, which runs Sept. 1 through Jan. 18. Classes available for all ages and levels, from pre-ballet for 3-year-olds to fitness classes for adults. The studio also offers ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, singing, and classes especially for boys. Placement for new tap students is at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20; jazz/hip-hop placement is at 7 p.m. Aug. 20; ballet placement is on Aug. 21. Aug. 23, 6:30-7:15 p.m.: Audition workshop for the 2012 production of “The Magic of the Nutcracker.” Students should come dressed as they would for the actual Nutcracker audition. A “parent discussion circle” will also be held during the workshop to address questions about the production. Workshop fee is $10. Auditions will begin with experienced ballet dancers ages 8 and up on Aug. 28 at Dancenter North.
Rich Burnett’s Sunday Afternoon Ballroom Tea Dance, 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of August at Dance Academy of Libertyville, 746 Park Ave. ( Route 176). $5 per person. For information, call (262) 942-8301.
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.
Ivanhoe Heritage Festival, Aug. 26 at Ivanhoe Congregational Church, 21078 W. Highway 176, Mundelein. The day includes a craft show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and a chicken and corn roast from noon-5 p.m. The festival also features demonstrations of trades from past eras, such as blacksmithing and spinning, a bake sale, live music, and children’s activities. Free parking and admission. Call (847) 566-5204.
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.
Mundelein Fine Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8-9 at Kracklauer Park, 100 N. Seymour Ave., downtown Mundelein. The juried festival will showcase works by 50 artists and craftspeople, and will include live music and food. Visit www.mundeleinartsfestival.com.
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.
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.
Shutter Bugs Camera Club meets from 7-9 p.m. the 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 are welcome. Upcoming meeting is Sept. 19. For information, visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
Genesee Theatre, 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. Tempel Farms
, 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 performances are 1-3 p.m. Aug. 22, Aug. 26 and 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. Evening toast and performance, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 18 and Sept. 8. Evening performances begin with a champagne toast to the Lipizzan breed and honored guests. Following the performance, guests are invited into the stable courtyard where complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served as the sun sets. Advance tickets only for evening shows, $50; $45 active military and veterans, $20 children under 15.
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.
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; $2.50 for children ages 4-17; free for children 3 and younger. Through Sept. 5, free admission will be offered to all active duty military personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museums program. Through Aug. 19: “The Blues: From the Heart and Soul,” featuring playbills and autographs, as well as the original musical instruments that created some of the most influential music in American history.
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.