Arts and entertainment calendar for Sept. 6
Updated: May 13, 2013 5:46PM
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.
“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.
Lake Forest Symphony
Performing at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., 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. 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. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9 p.m.: Chicago Dueling Pianos. Free. Sept. 8, 9:30 p.m.:Losing Scarlet, Arcane Framework and Cold Steel. $7. 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.
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. Visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. 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.
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.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m.: “Songs of our Grandmothers.” Performers from Charodei, a Russian literature and music studio, present traditional Russian folk songs in honor of Grandparents’ Day. Registration required.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.: Rusted Root (roots music/world rock). $30-$50. 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.
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Sept. 8, 7 p.m.: Magic Garden Art Forms Auction. Larger-than-life ladybugs, dragonflies, peacocks, butterflies and mushrooms created by local artists and appropriate for outdoor garden display will be auctioned off. The evening includes music by Downhome Sophisticates, wine and appetizers. $5 suggested donation at the door.
College of Lake County
Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Call (847) 543-2240 or visit http://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.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Holding auditions for its production of “The Magic of the Nutcracker.” Gymnasts who are less than 5’ tall can audition at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Rhythmic gymnasts are also sought at this time. Boys to appear in the Party Scene will audition at 1 p.m. Sept. 16. Ages 8 to 15 who are athletic and have acting ability are sought for these roles. Adults of all ages and sizes are also sought for the Party Scene characters, with auditions at 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Seeking adults that have acting ability and can move well. All auditions are held at Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. Call (847) 367-7970 or visit www.themagicofthenutcracker.com.
Liberty Town Productions
Holding auditions for “They’re Playing Our Song” from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 16 and 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17 in Libertyville High School’s choir room (enter through east side door). The musical calls for male and female leads and a strong adult choral ensemble. All characters are young adult through middle age appropriate. Evening and some weekend rehearsals will begin Sept. 24; production dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 1. All auditioning should come comfortably dressed, be ready to sing 32 bars from a musical theater song, and bring corresponding sheet music. Accompaniment will be provided. All should also expect to read from the show’s script, which will be given at the audition. Register for auditions by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information, including clips of some past shows, may be found at www.LibertyTownProductions.com.
College of Lake County
Seeking entries for the Recent Works 2012 exhibit, with a total of $2,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards given to artists selected. 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. Entry forms can be downloaded at http://gallery.clcillinois.edu. Entry deadline is 3 p.m. Sept. 7.
BOOKS & POETRY
Cook Park Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Sept. 12, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon. Sept. 13, noon: Bob Spitz, American journalist and author best known for his celebrity biographies, will present his new biography, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julie Child, at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Free; but registration is required. A boxed lunch will be available for purchase for $7, through Sept. 10, and must be purchased in person at the Aspen Drive or Cook Park Library. Books for signing will be available for purchase courtesy of Lake Forest Bookstore. Sept. 18, 7 p.m.: Author panel featuring Michael Ennis, a best-selling author of historical fiction who is also an award-winning art and architecture critic, and debut novelist Rebecca Harrington. Ennis’ latest thriller, The Malice of Fortune, and Harrington’s book, Penelope, will be available for sale and signing. 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. 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. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Book discussion with author appearance, featuring A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann. Registration required. Sept. 13, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. 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.
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. 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.
“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.
Mr. Mark’s Music Together
Free demonstration Music Together class for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 or noon Sept. 13 at Dance Academy of Libertyville, 746 East Park Ave. Registration required; visit www.mrmarksmusictogether.com or call (847) 207-2936.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 10, 6 p.m.: Dav Pilkey will sign his new book, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers. The evening will include the screening of several short films about the characters in the book and a children’s craft. Tickets are required; price of $10 includes one copy of the new hardcover book and family admission. Purchase tickets from the Lake Forest Book Store at http://lakeforestbookstore.com or at (847) 234-4420.
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.
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
Country Bumpkin Festival
Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, hosts a country-themed day of fun from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 8. The festival features live music by Bella Cain, Easy Louise and Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band. Additional activities include square dancing and line dancing lessons, a bungee bull, face painting and games. Admission is $10 for ages 2 years and older, which includes unlimited entrance to the farmyard and attractions. Food and beverages will be provided by the Magnolia Café & Bakery of Lambs Farm. All purchases at Lambs Farm support programs for those with developmental disabilities. Visit www.lambsfarm.org.
Mundelein Fine Arts Festival
Held from 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
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.
Turner Classic Movies Series
Film series featuring four newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures’ 100th anniversary at local theaters including 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. 7, 2 p.m.: Screening of “A Separation,” rated PG-13. The winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film will be shown in Persian with English subtitles. Sept. 29, 2 p.m.: Screening of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” rated PG-13.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m.: “Clark Weber’s Rock & Roll Radio, 1955–1975.” Chicago radio DJ Clark Weber shares stories about his experiences with music personalities of the ‘50s–‘70s. Registration required.
Shutter Bugs Camera Club
Meeting 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. Visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Classes in improvisation, storytelling and stand-up comedy begin Sept. 8 at the Improv Playhouse Studios in Libertyville. Most workshops are six weeks, with average tuition $195. For full schedule, call (847) 968-4529 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group. Newcomers welcome.
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.
“Magic and Illusion”
Presented by Mike Super at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the College of Lake Count’s, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Tickets: $25-$32; $24-$31 seniors; $15 teens; $12 children under 12. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
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. Evening toast and performance, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8, begins 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. 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.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 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-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Tickets can be ordered at www.ravinia.org or (847) 266-5100. 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.