Arts and entertainment calendar for Jan. 24
Updated: January 25, 2013 1:13PM
“The Baker’s Wife”
Presented in a concert setting Feb. 1-10 at The Music Theatre Company, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $25. Call (847) 579-4900 or visit www.themusictheatrecompany.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.
Chicago Theatre Week
Tickets for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Week, a collaborative initiative between the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago, are on sale at www.chicagotheatreweek.com. More than 75 city and suburban productions will feature special events and ticket deals (priced at $15 and $30, fees excluded) for performances Feb. 12-17. The week will also feature talk backs with artists, drink specials and hotel and restaurant discounts. More information about Theatre Week is available at www.chicagotheatreweek.com and a comprehensive list of the Chicago productions is online at www. chicagoplays.com.
“God of Carnage”
Feb. 8-March 10 at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays; Wednesday matinees at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 and March 6. $37.50, with discounts for seniors, students and matinee performances. Visit www.citadeltheatre.org or call (847) 735-8554.
“It’s a Grand Night for Singing”
Presented by Theatre in the Woods Feb. 8-17 at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The revue features songs from 11 Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. A special Valentine’s Day performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14; $25. Call (847) 604-1990 or visit www.theatreinthewoods.net.
“Now and Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber”
Through March 17 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. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
“One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day”
A one-night screening broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 to local movie theaters including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. The film follows comedic actors, writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to create, rehearse and perform four short musicals at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre. Tickets available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
“The Year of Magical Thinking”
The one-woman play adapted from Joan Didion’s best-selling memoir will be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 24-26 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Urban Edge, 220 Clayton, Waukegan. $10. Call (800) 838-3006.
Chicago Bass Festival
Featuring an entire day of master classes, clinics and performances geared toward bassists of all ages and ability levels, Feb. 3 at Ravinia, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Visit www.chicagobassfestival.com.
College of Lake County
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. (847) 543-2300. Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.: Imani Winds. $22-$28; $21-$27 seniors; $15 students.
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. 27, 7 p.m.: Metropolis Quartet. Feb. 10: Josefien Stoppelenburg and Joel Spears. March 10: Ensamble Ad Hoc.
Highland Park Strings
“Schumann Squared,” the annual benefit concert, 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Soloists are cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Marta Aznavoorian. $40 general admission. Call (847) 831-3622 or visit www.hpstrings.org.
Lake Forest Lyrica
Hosts Great Lakes Ensemble performing “French Connection: From Romanticism to Modernism” at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 in Lake Forest College’s Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. The program includes works by Honegger, Faure and Messiaen. $15; $5 students. Call (847) 234-3100.
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.
Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse
682 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park. (847) 926-7434. www.madamezuzus.com. Feb. 8-9, 8:30-9:45 p.m.: “Foreplay: Revel in Romance,” works by Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff performed by pianist Anastasia Royal.
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.
Presenting the “BGH $10 Classics” series in Bennett Gordon Hall, located in the John D. Harza building on the Ravinia Festival grounds, 201 St. Johns Ave., Highland Park. For information or tickets, visit www.ravinia.org or call (847) 266-5100. Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.: “Annelies: The Choral Setting of the Diary of Anne Frank,” featuring The Lincoln Trio, Arianna Zukerman, soprano, Bharat Chandra, clarinet, and the Chicago Children’s Choir. $10. Free pre-concert discussion at 2:30 p.m.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery
481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972. www.austinssaloon.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Jan. 26: Breakfast Club. Feb. 2: BluPrint (Top 40 pop). Feb. 9: Blackened.
College of Lake County
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. (847) 543-2300. Feb. 16, 8 p.m.: “Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters,” presented by Lisa Rock and her six-piece band. $22-$28; $21-$27 seniors; $15 students.
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Feb. 1: The Mosquito, $5. Feb. 2: Hi Infidelity, $7. Feb. 8: The Personnel, $5. Feb. 9: Samadhi Vibe, $5. Feb. 15: Breakfast Club, $7. Feb. 16: Rock Candy, $7. Feb. 22: Hit or Miss, $5. Feb. 23: Partyhardigans, $5.
“Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes”
A broadcast of the singer’s new album release event at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in select movie theaters nationwide, including Gurnee Cinemas 20, 6144 Grand Ave., Gurnee; and Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets available at theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
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. 27: Song Circle. Feb. 10: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Feb. 17: Concert Stage features Andy Cohen; Donna Herula opens. Feb. 24: Song Circle.
North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield. Feb. 9, 7 p.m.: Bucky Halker, musician and labor scholar, presents stories and songs on worker’s rights and immigration as expressed through the music of American folk icon Woodie Guthrie. Free. Call (847) 234-2460.
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. Feb. 16: Tangleweed, with InTents opening.
Adlai Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center
1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. (847) 415-4121. www.d125.org. Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $15.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. 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. April 19, 8 p.m.: Lee DeWyze. All-ages concert. $20, $30 and $40; pre-show meet & greet $100.
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 Feb. 2: “Dreamscapes,” paintings by Susan Anne Russell.
Antioch Fine Arts Foundation and Gallery
41380 Route 83, Antioch. www.antiochfinearts.org. Feb. 2-28: People’s Choice Exhibition. Artists’ reception and award ceremony at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Through Jan. 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. Feb. 1-23: February Youth Art Month exhibit, featuring the artwork of North Shore School District 112 elementary and middle school students and District 113 (Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School) students. Opening reception for District 113, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 1; opening reception for District 112, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 19.
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 Feb. 24: Members Exhibition, featuring works by artist members of the gallery.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery
Located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturdays by appointment. Through March 1: “Color & Light,” featuring jewelry, ceramics, oil paintings and photography.
Fremont Public Library
1170 Midlothian Road, Mundelein. Through April 1: Works by Northwest Cultural Council artists Barbara Burt of (fiber art), Jennifer Styrsky (photography) and Gary Swiontek (photography).
John and Katherine Covington Memorial Art Exhibit
“An index of euphonious aggregates,” a solo exhibition by Chicago artist Mark Booth, Through Feb. 7 at Lake Forest College’s Durand Art Institute, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. Opening reception 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Gallery hours 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (847) 735-5194.
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 (224) 381-0321. Through Feb. 28: “Prints of Process,” works by Waukegan artist Leroy (Skip) Wiese. Director’s reception, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
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.
Midwest Young Artists
Seeking entries for its sixth annual Discover National Chamber Music Competition, to be held Feb. 10 in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival, Highland Park. The competition is open to chamber ensembles in 12th grade and younger, including all instruments and voice. Contestants will compete for more than $5,000 in cash prizes and scholarships. Entry deadline is Feb. 1. Visit www.mya.org/chambercomp.php.
BOOKS & POETRY
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Jan. 27, 2 p.m.: Author and Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin discusses and signs her memoir, Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust.
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. Feb. 9 and March 9: Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey by Corinne Hosfeld Smith.
“Family Room Tour”
Award-winning children’s musician Jim Gill performs at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in Adlai Stevenson High School West Auditorium, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. $8. Call (847) 415-4121.
“How I Became a Pirate”
Highland Park Players Theater for Young Audiences presents a musical based on the children’s book, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 2-3 and 9-10 at Edgewood Middle School’s theater, 929 Edgewood Road., Highland Park. Show is appropriate for ages 3-plus. $10. Visit www.highlandparkplayers.com or call (847) 682-4640.
Little and Mighty Maestro Singers
The choral ensemble, open to children in grades 1-4, rehearses on Sundays, Jan. 27-April 28, at the Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. Fee is $225 for the semester. Call (847) 926-9898.
“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.
Ballroom Chicago North Shore Dance
Held 8-11 p.m. Jan. 26 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. 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. Cost of dances $15 per person; $25 couple; $10 members. Jan. 24 and 31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6:30-10:30 p.m.: Country Meets Ballroom lesson and open dance. Jan. 26: East Coast Swing lesson, 8 p.m.; open dance, 7-11 p.m. Jan. 27, 4-6 p.m.: Ballroom lesson. Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m.: Ballroom lesson. Feb. 2, 7-11 p.m.: Night Club 2-Step lesson and open dance. Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 4-7 p.m.: Soothing Sunday Stroll lesson and open dance. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m.: Best of Ballroom Basics lesson and open dance. Feb. 9, 7-11 p.m.: West Coast Swing lesson and open dance. Feb. 15 and 22, 7-11 p.m.: Argentine tango lesson and open dance. Feb. 23: Mardi Gras dance.
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. Feb. 16: Waltz. March 16: Cha-cha. April 20: Fox trot. May 18: Rumba.
Grayslake Area Public Library
100 Library Lane. (847) 223-5313. www.grayslake.info. Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.: Friday Night Film Series & After-Hours Film Discussion features the 1936 comedy “My Man Godfrey,” starring William Powell and Carole Lombard.
International Film Series
Films will be screened at 7 p.m. in Room A162 (Anderson lecture hall) at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Films are subtitled when necessary, have adult content and are not suitable for children. Admission is free. Call Christopher Cooling, (847) 543-2623. Feb. 1: “Le Quattro Volte” (Italy, 2010). March 1: “Poetry” (South Korea, 2010). April 5: “Dogtooth” (Greece, 2009). May 3: “Tuesday, After Christmas” (Romania, 2011).
“RiffTrax Live” cinema series
“The Best of RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, and “The Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, at local movie theaters, including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. 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 Feb. 20 and March 20. Visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
College of Lake County
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. (847) 543-2300. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Cirque Ziva, a troupe of 25 acrobats. $27-$38; $26-$37 seniors; $15 students; $12 children under 12.
Greater Midwest Foodways
Hosting a high tea, “Below Stairs: A Servant’s Life in Early 20th Century England, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Literary dramatist Leslie Goddard will portray British domestic servant Margaret Powell, whose 1968 book, Below Stairs, was among the inspirations for the popular television series “Downtown Abbey.” $55 in advance; $65 at the door. Reservations required; call (312) 380-1665 or e-mail GreaterMidwestFoodways@gmail.com.
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.