Arts and entertainment calendar for Dec. 27
Updated: December 23, 2012 10:56AM
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. 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.
“Cars and Quinceañeras”
Presented Jan. 25-Feb. 17 at Clockwise Theatre, 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. Call (847) 775-1500 or visit www.clockwisetheatre.
Presented through Dec. 30 at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $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 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. $40-$48, with discounts available for students and seniors. 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, unless noted otherwise. $18 at the door; cash or check only. For information, call (847) 543-1202. Jan. 13: Wayward Sisters. Jan. 27, 7 p.m.: Metropolis Quartet.
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. $32-$54, with discounts for seniors and students. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org. Jan. 25-26: “Sizzling Strings.” The program includes Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” as well as works by Grieg, Borodin and Stravinsky.
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. 27: Buckcherry. Dec. 29: Mike and Joe. Jan. 12: Friction.
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 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. Jan. 6: andi and i, a husband and wife acoustic singer-songwriter duo from Chicago. Jeff Justman opens. Jan. 13: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Jan. 20: Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen. Brett Johnson opens. Jan. 27: 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. Jan. 12: Maxwell Street Klezmer Quartet.
“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.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Jan. 6, 2 p.m.: “An Afternoon of Jazz Standards,” performed by Petra van Nuis and Andy Brown.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. 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. Feb. 22, 9 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Tom Keifer of Cinderella. $20-$28. March 15, 9 p.m.: The Ides of March. $25-$30.
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. Jan. 11-26: “In View: Member & Faculty Showcase,” the annual exhibition of works by the teachers, students and members of The Art Center – Highland Park; and “Art is Alive in Highland Park,” works by the finalists and winners of the annual art contest open to Highland Park elementary, middle and high school students and Highland Park resident adults. Opening reception for both exhibits, 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 11. Jan. 24, 7-9:30 p.m.: Ladies’ Night Out — Canvas, Cocktails and Creativity, featuring mini-massages and encaustic painting. $48.
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. 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
Holding auditions for “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” 7-9 p.m. Jan. 9 and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road. Open to youth in eighth grade through high school. Call (847) 968-4529.
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.
Deer Path Art League
Call for artists for Art Fair on the Square, a juried fine art festival to be held Sept. 1-2 at Market Square, Lake Forest. Monetary awards are presented in each of the 16 media categories, and two memorial awards, one for photography and one for abstract art, will also be presented. Application fee $35. Application deadline Feb. 28. For details, artist’s prospectus, and to apply, visit www.zapplication.org.
BOOKS & POETRY
Newport Coffee House
1121 Half Day Road Bannockburn. Jan. 5, 1-3 p.m.: Northbrook resident Dennis Byrne will sign copies of his novel, Madness: The War of 1812.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Jan. 10, 10 a.m.: Discussion of To the End of the Land by David Grossman. Jan. 15, 7 p.m.: Novel Night book discussion of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Jan. 27, 2-3 p.m.: Author and Holocaust survivor Estelle Glaser Laughlin discusses and signs her book.
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. 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 Jan. 5 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.
Pre New Year’s Dance, 8-11 p.m. Dec. 29 at Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. $10 per person. Free mini lesson, 7:15-7:45 p.m. (with paid admission). Call (847) 579-9361 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com.
BallroomChicago dance classes
Held at Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. For information, call (847) 757-2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com. Jan. 7, 14 and 21: Basic foxtrot, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; intermediate foxtrot, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Nightclub 2-step, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; Hustle, 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. Dec. 27 and Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 6:30-10:30 p.m.: Country Meets Ballroom open dance, $10. Dec. 28 and 29, 7-11 p.m.: Family Karaoke & Dance Night, $5 per guest. Dec. 30, 4-6 p.m.: Open dance, $5. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.: New Year’s Eve Celebration, $25. Jan. 5: West Coast Swing lesson, 8 p.m.; open dance, 7-11 p.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 4-6 p.m.: Ballroom lesson. Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7-9 p.m.: Ballroom lesson. Jan. 12: American tango lesson, 8 p.m.; open dance, 7-11 p.m. Jan. 19, 7-11 p.m.: Hollywood Party — dress up as a celebrity. Jan. 26: East Coast Swing lesson, 8 p.m.; open dance, 7-11 p.m.
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.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Held noon-4 p.m. Jan. 13 at Volo Bog, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, west of Highway 12 between State Routes 120 and 134, Ingleside. Featuring live music, children’s nature crafts, hikes and a Nature Poetry & Story Slam. Weather permitting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow sculptures will be included. Suggested donation $5; $2 children. Call (815) 344-1294.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Dec. 28, 2 p.m.: “The Last of the Mohicans,” rated R. Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m.: Classic Film Series features “Dr. Zhivago,” rated PG-13 and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. Jan. 19, 2 p.m.: “To Rome with Love,” rated R. Jan. 25, 2 p.m.: Classic Film Series features “Wuthering Heights.”
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
Deer Path Art League
Located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Winter 2013 session starts in January, offering classes in weaving, drawing, oil painting, etching, printmaking, photography, pastels, watercolor and mixed media.
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.