Arts and entertainment calendar for Dec. 13
Updated: May 13, 2013 5:46PM
Jr. Encore Theatre presents Irving Berlin’s musical at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 16, and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at The Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. $12. Call (847) 708-8880 or visit www.encoretheatre.net.
“The Magic of the Nutcracker”
Presented by Dancenter North at 3 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tickets available at (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com. For information, visit http://themagicofthenutcracker.com.
Performed by Ruth Page Civic Ballet at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $22-$30; $21-$29 seniors; $15 teens; $12 children under 12. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call (847) 543-2300.
“The Light Has Come”
The FullScore Chamber Orchestra presents its traditional holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee, and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Grace Missionary Church in Zion. $10; free for children 12 and under. Call (847) 404-7921 or visit www.fullscore.org.
Holiday Brass & Choral Concert
Presented by the Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass Ensemble at 3 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny. $45-$75. Call (312) 551-1414 or visit www.baroque.org.
The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus welcome listeners and singers alike to their annual Joseph A. Favero Memorial Concert, a DIY Messiah and Carol Sing-Along, at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at First United Methodist Church, 128 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Waukegan. $15; admission free for ages 18 and under. Visit www.waukegansymphony.org.
Holiday Music Series
Featuring local amateur talent 5-7 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, through Dec. 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.
Open House with Santa
Held 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 14 at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills. Featuring guided tours of the mansion, a craft station and coloring contest for children, homemade wreath contest, a visit with Santa Claus and his elves in the Great Hall, a raffle and refreshments. $5 per person, free for children under 3; plus admission to holiday light show ($10 per car). Cash only at the door. Visit www.cuneomansion.org.
Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show
Through Dec. 31 at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, a drive-through tour of the estate’s 97 acres decorated in brightly lit holiday figures. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Closed Dec. 24-25. Visitors can enhance their experience by tuning into local radio station 107.1 FM for a dual music and visual experience. $5 per car Monday-Thursday; $10 per car Friday-Sunday. Visit www.cuneomansion.org.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Dec. 15-16, 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast with Santa. $33 adults; $27 children ages 3-12; free for children 2 and under. Dec. 22, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Christmas Brass Concert in the Alsdorf Auditorium. $17 in advance; $20 at the door; free for children 2 and under; standard parking fee of $20 applies.
“The Polar Express”
The G-rated movie will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Free.
Presented through Dec. 30 at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays; Wednesday matinee at 1 p.m. Dec. 19; Saturday matinees at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22. $37.50; $32.50 seniors and students. Call (847) 735-8554 or visit www.citadeltheatre.org.
“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.
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. Dec. 16: Gaudete Brass Ensemble.
Highland Park Strings
Presenting “Two Shades of Gray,” with soloists Erika Gray, violin, and Johannes Gray, cello, at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Program includes works by Handel, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Admission is free. Visit www.hpstrings.org.
Midwest Young Artists Center
878 Lyster Road, Highwood. (847) 926-9898. www.mya.org. Dec. 22, 7 p.m.: MYA faculty member and cellist Amanda Dennis plays selections from Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. $5 donation suggested.
Pilgrim Chamber Players
Performing with guest soloist Michele Areyzaga, soprano, at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $20; $15 seniors; $8 students. Call (847) 433-0972 or visit www.pilgrimplayers.org.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery
481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972. www.austinssaloon.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Dec. 15: dot dot dot. Dec. 22: Your Villain My Hero. Dec. 27: Buckcherry. Dec. 29: Mike and Joe.
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Dec. 14: Gina Glocksen Band, $5. Dec. 15: ARRA, $7. Dec. 21: Darmata, $5. Dec. 22: Samadhi Vibe, $5. Dec. 28: Stache, $5. Dec. 29: Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press, $6. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve with Lucky Boys Confusion. 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. 29, 8 p.m.: Styx. $58 and $83. 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. Dec. 16: Concert Stage features Small Potatoes, the Chicago-based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso. Jerry Thiel opens. Dec. 23: Song Circle.
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. Dec. 15: Joe Jencks & Friends (Edie Carey and Heather Styka).
“Swingin’ the Benny Goodman Songbook”
Cabaret-style performance by vocalist Terry Blaine and pianist Mark Shane, 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $30; $29 seniors; $15 teens. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call (847) 543-2300.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.: Jazz guitarist and songwriter John Pizzarelli. $20-$40. Dec. 31, 9 p.m.: New Year’s Eve with The Prince Experience plus A Thousand Julys. $25-$85. All tickets include a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Age 21 and over event. Jan. 9, 9 p.m: The Wailers, $25-$35. Jan. 17, 9 p.m.: LA Guns, $15-$25. Feb. 8, 8:30 p.m.: Marshall Tucker Band, $27-$70. 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.
David Adler Music and Arts Center
1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-0707. www.adlercenter.org. Gallery hours 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Through Dec. 21: Copper etchings and watercolors by Robert Klunk.
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Through 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.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery
Located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Through Jan. 4: “Art is ... for Gifting.”
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. The center will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 29 and 31, and Jan. 5. Through Jan. 4: Holiday Plein Air Art Show and Sale, sponsored by the Lake County Art League and Lake County Arts Magazine. The show features oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings and photographs by 11 artists from Lake, McHenry and Cook counties.
North Shore Art League
Hosting its sixth annual “inchworks” fine arts show through Jan. 15 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka. The show features images no larger than 144 square inches. Call (847) 446-2870 or visit www.northshoreartleague.org.
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 Jan. 5: “Honoring Our Veterans,” works by eight local artists.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Call for artists
Amdur Productions, an art festival production company, has issued its annual call for artists. Artists can apply online at www.amdurproductions.com. All applications must be received by midnight Jan. 11; late applications will be accepted through Jan. 18 for an additional processing fee. Festivals include: Barrington Art Festival, May 25-26; Promenade of Art Arlington Heights, June 8-9; The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Craft, Highland Park, June 22-23; Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, Glencoe, July 5-7; Buffalo Grove Invitational Art Festival, July 13-14; North Shore Festival of Art, Skokie, July 27-28; Glencoe Festival of Art, Aug. 3-4; Art at the Glen Town Center, Glenview, Aug. 10-11; Lincolnshire Art Festival, Aug. 17-18; Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, Aug. 24-25; Downtown Downers Grove Art Festival, Sept. 7-8; Highwood Last Call Starving Artist Art Fair, Sept. 21-22; The Inside Show, Highland Park, Nov. 22-24.
BOOKS & POETRY
Highland Park Poetry
Dec. 14, 8 p.m.: Holiday gathering and poetry open mic at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road. Poets may bring up to six poems to share. Visit www.highlandparkpoetry.org.
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. Jan. 12: Last of the Curlews by Fred Bosworth. Feb. 9 and March 9: Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey by Corinne Hosfeld Smith.
Through Dec. 31 at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Performances at 10 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with certain performances at 12:30 p.m. $15. Visit www.marriotttheatre.com or call (847) 634-0200.
“Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries”
Presented at noon and 3 p.m. March 9 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $20, $30, $45 and $65. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 982-2787. For information, visit www.geneseetheatre.com.
“The Velveteen Rabbit”
Presented by Kirk Players at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 15-16 and 22-23 at the Cuneo Mansion, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills. $7; $5 children 12 and under. Call (847) 521-6192 or visit www.kirkplayers.org.
Dress Up & Dance!
34121 N. US Highway 45, Grayslake. (847) 543-4563. www.dress-dance.com. Dec. 13, 20 and 27, 6:30-10:30 p.m.: Country Meets Ballroom open dance, $10. Dec. 18, 7-8:30 p.m.: Rumba lesson, $10. Registration required. Dec. 21, 7-11 p.m.: Family Christmas Carols & Karaoke, $5 per guest. Dec. 22: Salsa Time and Wear All Red Party. Lesson at 8 p.m., open dance 9-11 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $25 per couple. Dec. 23 and 30, 4-6 p.m.: Open dance, $5. Dec. 28 and 29, 7-11 p.m.: Family Karaoke & Dance Night, $5 per guest. 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. Jan. 19: 4-count hustle. Feb. 16: Waltz. March 16: Cha-cha. April 20: Fox trot. May 18: Rumba.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Dec. 15, 2 p.m.: “The Bourne Legacy,” rated PG-13. Dec. 28, 2 p.m.: “The Last of the Mohicans,” rated R.
Shutter Bugs Camera Club
Meeting from 7-8:30 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 meetings are Jan. 16 and Feb. 20. Visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Highland Park Poetry
Offering poetry writing workshops at 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 in a downtown Highland Park location convenient to Metra and parking. Cost is $75. To register, visit www.highlandparkpoetry.org.
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: “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.