Arts and entertainment calendar for Nov. 8
Updated: May 13, 2013 5:46PM
“Miracle on 34th Street”
Presented by CenterStage in Lake Forest at 7:30 p.m . Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 and 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. $20 in advance; $15 students and seniors; $25 at the door. Visit www.centerstagelakeforest.org or call (847) 234-6062.
“The Magic of the Nutcracker”
Presented by Dancenter North at 3 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at Libertyville High School’s Butler Auditorium, 708 W. Park Ave. Tickets for these performances available at (847) 367-7970. There will also be performances at 3 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tickets for Genesee Theatre performances available at (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com. For information, visit http://themagicofthenutcracker.com.
North Shore School of Dance presents its 24th annual production at 2 p.m. Dec. 1-2 in the Raymond Moore Auditorium at Lake Forest High School, 1285 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest. $22; $15 children and seniors. Visit www.northshoredance.com.
Holiday Music Series
Featuring local amateur talent 5-7 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 1-23, in the Special Events Tent at Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods (Deerfield). Sunday afternoons are scheduled for family sing-alongs with holiday music, cookies and hot chocolate. Call (847) 945-0235 or visit www.orphansofthestorm.org.
Story Time with Santa
Held 1-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve, 350 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the prairie with Santa followed by snacks and hot cocoa. $25 per family for Lake Forest Open Lands members; membership packages available for new families. To register, visit www.LFOLA.org.
Musicals in Concert Series, at 8 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Music Theatre Company, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. $35. Call (847) 579-4900 or visit www.themusictheatrecompany.org.
“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
Performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and 15-17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $10; $8 seniors. Call (847) 543-2567 or e-mail email@example.com.
“My One and Only”
Through Dec. 31 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. $40-$48, 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.
Performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 9-10 and 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at Clockwise Theatre, 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $20 general admission. Call (800) 838-3006 or visit www.clockwisetheatre.org.
“The 39 Steps”
One of Broadway’s longest-running comedy thrillers, Alfred Hitchcok’s “The 39 Steps” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $25-$35; $24-$34 seniors; $15 teens. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call (847) 543-2300.
Chicago Master Singers
Performing with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny. Program includes works by Beethoven, Vaughan Williams and Holst. A free pre-concert lecture will be offered by Pioneer Press classical music critic Dorothy Andries one hour before each performance. $28-$48, with discounts for students and seniors. Visit www.chicagomastersingers.org or call (800) 595-4849.
College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. (847) 543-2300. Nov. 10, 7 p.m.: Mélodies Françaises, an evening of French music by Fauré, Debussy, Gounod, Hann, Massenet and others, performed by Susana Velasco, soprano, and Stephen Boi, piano, in Room D100. Free.
Early Music at the Byron Colby Barn
Located at Prairie Crossing, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake. All concerts are at 4 p.m. Sundays. $18 at the door; cash or check only. For information, call (847) 543-1202. Nov. 11: Ars Antigua with David Schrader.
Midwest Young Artists Center
878 Lyster Road, Highwood. (847) 926-9898. www.mya.org. Nov. 10, 8 a.m.: Clarinet performance class with Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist John Yeh at the MYA Center, Highwood. Free.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery
481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972. www.austinssaloon.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Nov. 9: Flashback Friday. Nov. 10: Too White Crew. Nov. 16: 7th Heaven. Nov. 21: Modern Day Romeos. Nov. 23: Bella Cain. Nov. 24: Hairbangers Ball.
Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band
Buffalo Grove Symphonic and Jazz Bands present “Big Band Classics” at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Tickets in advance are $10; $8 seniors and students, available at Buffalo Grove Village Hall. Tickets at the door are $12.
College of Lake County
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. (847) 543-2300. Nov. 10, 8 p.m.: “Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project,” starring Mary Wilson of The Supremes. $27-$38; $26-$37 seniors; $15 teens.
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Nov. 9: Supernaut, $5. Nov. 10: Wild Child, $5. Nov. 16: Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press, $6. Nov. 17: Stellar Road, $6. Nov. 21: Sixteen Candles, $8. Nov. 23: Woogie Reunion, Black Cadillac, $5. Nov. 30: Almost Famous, $5. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve with Lucky Boys Confusion. Opening band at 8 p.m. Ages 21-plus. $25 general admission; $60 VIP package.
203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Under the Streetlamp, a quartet composed of recent cast members of “Jersey Boys.” $55, $65. Jan. 11, 8 p.m.: Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys. $37.50, $42.50, $52.50, $72.50.
Lake County Folk Club
Events are held at 7 p.m. Sundays at In-Laws Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Concert admission is $12; $10 for Lake County Folk Club members and seniors; $5 for teens. No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. Visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. Nov. 11: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Nov. 18: Concert Stage features Sons of the Never Wrong. Opening performer Carolyn Meadows. Nov. 25: Song Circle.
Newport Coffee House
1121 Half Day Road, Bannockburn. (847) 940-7134. www.mynewportcoffee.com. Nov. 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Second Saturdays live music series features Tall Order, a vocal quartet plus accompanist. $3 cover.
Stained Glass Coffeehouse
Featuring live music at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Performances begin at 7 p.m. $15 donation; proceeds benefit local and international charities. Visit www.stainedglasscoffeehouse.com. Nov. 10: Johnsmith.
Adlai Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center
1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. (847) 415-4121. www.d125.org. Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.: Gentlemen of Leisure Motown revue. $15.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. Nov. 12, 7:15 p.m.: Matisyahu performs an all-ages concert (reggae/alternative rock). $30-$50. Nov. 21, 9 p.m.: Saliva. Standing room tickets $15 and $20. 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. Through Nov. 10: “Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge between Health and Disease,” the third annual exhibit in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nov. 16-Dec. 30: “The Anastylosis Project,” large-scale, intricately detailed drawings of 12th century buildings by Mary Griep, and “Sacred Spaces,” a juried exhibition of work in all media that depicts places with sacred significance. Opening reception for both exhibits 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 16.
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. Nov. 9-Dec. 9: Exhibit of works by College of Lake County art faculty. Opening reception 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9.
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 Nov. 16: Works by Mel Ellinsen.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery
Located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Nov. 16-Jan. 4: “Art is ... for Gifting.” Opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 16.
202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest. www.reinventlf.com. (224) 544-5961. Through Nov. 10: “Coveted & The Others,” works by photographer Kerri Sherman and multi-media artist Camille Iemmolo. Nov. 17-Dec. 8: “Lost and Found: Industrial Sculptures and Photographic Studies,” works by Steven Gallagher and Jason Bennett Harris. Pre-opening night party, with artists in attendance, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 16, with advance reservations required; freewill admission.
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. Nov. 11-Jan. 5: “Honoring Our Veterans,” works by eight local artists. Opening reception 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11. Artists’ reception 1-4 p.m. Nov. 17.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Holding auditions for “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” open to eighth-graders through high school students, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Improv Playhouse Studio 116 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Suggested for intermediate to advanced actors. Fee of $325 for those cast. Call (847) -968-4529 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
Wishing Star Theatre
Holding auditions for “13 — The Musical,” open to performers ages 13-18 who can sing, dance and act, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 28 at Crawford House, 817 Lake St., Libertyville. All roles available. Registration and participation fee of $420 required before receiving audition packet with music and sides. For information, visit www.WishingStarTheatre.com or call (847) 327-9474.
Ravinia poster design contest
Women’s Board of Ravinia Festival seeks entrants for its annual poster design competition for high school and college students. The winning design will promote the festival’s 2013 season and will be produced and sold at the park as well as online. The winning artist will receive a $1,000 prize, second place will be awarded $500 and third place will receive $250. In addition, an honorarium of $500 will be given to the instructor of the winning student. Entry deadline is Nov. 28. For instructions on submitting an entry, visit www.ravinia.org/poster2013.aspx.
Chocolate, Champagne and Shopping
The annual “ladies night out” benefit of the Friends of the Lake County Discovery Museum, 4:30-9 p.m. Nov. 14 at at the Lake County Forest Preserves general offices, and future home of the museum, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. $12; $15 at the door. Call (847) 968-3400.
BOOKS & POETRY
Cook Park Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Nov. 14, 7 p.m.: Mystery author panel with Gail Lukasik and Frances McNamara. Books for signing will be available for purchase.
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.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Nov. 20, 7 p.m.: Discussion of Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson. Nov. 28, 1 p.m.: Deby Eisenberg discusses and signs her novel, Pictures of the Past.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 344-1294. Nov. 10: EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want by Frances Moore Lappe. Dec. 8: A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold. Jan. 12 and Feb. 9: Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey by Corinne Hosfeld Smith.
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Nov. 13, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.: “Thanksgiving Time,” a holiday art class for ages 4-6 and 7-9. Projects include turkey bowls, turkey centerpieces and cornucopias.
Ballet Theatre of Illinois
Presenting the Storybook Dance Theatre series, “Fancy Nancy” and “Where The Wild Things Are,” at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the studio theatre at Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway. Call (847) 247-2240 or e-mail email@example.com.
Nov. 17-Dec. 31 at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Performances at 10 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday (excluding Nov. 21 and 22) with certain performances at 12:30 p.m. $15. Visit www.marriotttheatre.com or call (847) 634-0200.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Nov. 10, 11 a.m.: Arts Power National Touring Company presents “Harry the Dirty Dog.” Nov. 15, 7 p.m.: Margaret Peterson Haddix discusses and signs her new books, Caught and The Always War. For grades 4 and up. Nov. 24, 2 p.m.: Family movie, “Brave,” rated PG.
203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Dec. 1, 8 p.m.: Bill Cosby. $39.50, $49.50, $65 and $75.
BallroomChicago dance classes
Held at Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Classes by. For information, call (847) 757-2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com. Nov. 12 and 19: Basic swing, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; intermediate swing, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session.
Dress Up & Dance!
34121 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake. (847) 543-4563. www.dress-dance.com. Nov. 8, 15 and 29, 6:30-10:30 p.m.: Country Meets Ballroom open dance, $10. Nov. 9: Argentine Tango beginner lesson at 8 p.m.; open dance, all styles, 9-11 p.m. $15 per person; $25 couple. Nov. 10, 7-11 p.m.: Wild Wild Western Bash, open dance and line dance. $15 per person; $25 couple. Nov. 11, 18 and 25: Ballroom/Latin dance lesson at 4 p.m.; open dance 5-7 p.m. $15 per person; $25 couple. Nov. 13, 7-8:30 p.m.: East Coast Swing lesson, $10. Nov. 16, 7-11 p.m.: Line Dance Party, $10. Nov. 17: East Coast Swing lesson, 8 p.m.; open dance, 9-11 p.m. $15 per person; $25 couple. Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.: Rumba lesson, $10. Nov. 23, 7-11 p.m.: Swing dance, $10. Nov. 24: Salsa lesson, 8 p.m.; open dance, 9-11 p.m. $15 per person; $25 couple. Nov. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.: Foxtrot lesson, $10. Nov. 30: November Party Night, open dancing and dance demonstration. Free. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.: New Year’s Eve Celebration, $25.
203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents “Cinderella.” Tickets: $32.50, $42.50, $52.50.
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. Nov. 17: Tango. Jan. 19: 4-count hustle. Feb. 16: Waltz. March 16: Cha-cha. April 20: Fox trot. May 18: Rumba.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
The Inside Show
A winter juried art festival, with works by 40 artists, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300.
College of Lake County
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. (847) 543-2300. Nov. 9, 7 p.m.: Screening of “A Prophet” (France, 2009) in Room A162. Free.
203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. Nov. 16, 8 p.m.: Screening of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” starring Judy Garland. Judy Garland expert John Fricke will speak at 7 p.m. and conduct a question-and-answer session following the film. $10 in advance; $13 at the door; $6/$9 students, seniors and military.
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. Nov. 15, 7 p.m.: “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Tickets are available at the theater box office and at www.FathomEvents.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Nov. 16, 2 p.m.: Screening of the ballet documentary “First Position.”
Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild
Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer. Quilt artist Rachel Wetzler presents “That’s My Story.” $7 nonmembers. Visit www.nsqg.net.
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 Nov. 21. Visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Upper Midwest Autoharp Society
Autoharp skills workshop by Rick Fitzgerald, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Stained Glass Coffee House, 225 Wilmot Road, Deerfield. Open to all skill levels, but geared to beginners and intermediate players. Evening concert follows. $15. Call (847) 945-0176.
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.
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 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.