Arts and entertainment calendar for Feb. 14
Updated: February 11, 2013 8:47PM
“Cars and Quinceañeras”
Presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at Clockwise Theatre, 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $20. Call (847) 775-1500 or visit www.clockwisetheatre.org.
“God of Carnage”
Through 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 at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The revue features songs from 11 Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Call (847) 604-1990 or visit www.theatreinthewoods.net.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Presented by students ages 8-18 of Spotlight Youth Theater at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 16, and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Christian Arts Auditorium, 2500 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion. $9-$12 in advance; $11-$14 at the door. Call (847) 588-2298 or visit www.spotlight.org.
“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.
“Romeo and Juliet”
Presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 at Vernon Hills High School, 145 N. Lakeview Parkway. $5. Call (847) 932-2283.
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. March 10: Ensamble Ad Hoc.
Highland Park Strings
“Saint-Saens 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.
Pilgrim Chamber Players
“String Fantasy,” 3 p.m. March 17 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The program is mostly Spanish, with two works for solo guitar. $20; $15 seniors; $8 students. A dessert reception follows the concert. 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. Feb. 16: Ordinary Outcast. Feb. 22, 8 p.m.: Tremonti with Man the Mighty, $20.
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. 15: Breakfast Club, $7. Feb. 16: Rock Candy, $7. Feb. 22: Hit or Miss, $5. Feb. 23: Partyhardigans, $5.
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. Feb. 17: Concert Stage features Andy Cohen; Donna Herula opens. Feb. 24: Song Circle.
Salute to Gospel
The College of Lake County’s 29th annual Salute to Gospel Music program, 7 p.m. March 2 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, will feature Grammy Award winning groups Sounds of Blackness and Reverend Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago. $19; $17 seniors. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.geneseetheatre.com.
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. March 9: Sons of the Never Wrong. April 6: Louise Mosrie; David Hawkins opens. May 11: Kat Eggleston; Bruce Foster opens.
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. 14, 8 p.m.: Keith Semple. $10-$15. Feb. 15, 9 p.m.: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute band) with special late set by Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). $13-$25. 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 1, 9 p.m.: 7th Heaven. $10-$15. March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Mr. Blotto. $10-$15. March 15, 9 p.m.: The Ides of March. $25-$30. March 22, 9 p.m.: Trapt, $15-$30. March 23, 9 p.m.: Sister Hazel, $25-$60. March 29, 9 p.m.: Vietnam Vets Show with 1969 plus Classical Blast, $10-$15. April 2, 7 p.m.: Orgy, with Vampires Everywhere and Davey Suicide. $15-$25. April 19, 8 p.m.: Lee DeWyze. All-ages concert. $20, $30 and $40; pre-show meet & greet $100. May 11, 8 p.m.: The Bellamy Brothers. $25-$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 Feb. 23: “A Taste of Nature: Landscape and Scenery,” works by five members of the Lake County Art League.
Antioch Fine Arts Foundation and Gallery
41380 Route 83, Antioch. www.antiochfinearts.org. Through Feb. 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 Feb. 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 112, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 19. March 1-April 1: “Beauty Imperfect,” works celebrating the female form by Ronit Wiener, Polina Reisman and Joyce Marcus, and “Moments,” a juried photography exhibition. Receptions from 6:30-9 p.m. March 1 and 1-3 p.m. March 3. March 7, 7-9:30 p.m.: Ladies Night Out — Canvas, Cocktails, and Creativity, $48.
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. March 1-April 7: “FUSEDChicago: A Group Encaustic Exhibition,” works by 14 Chicago-area artists. Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. March 1, featuring live music by harpist Daphne Freund. March 1-April 17: “OutPOUR,” a national invitational ceramics exhibit of pouring vessels by 45 artists, in the Artcetera Gallery (adjacent to the Wright 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).
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.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Kirk Players will hold auditions for “Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-19 at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church’s Fremont Center, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein.Auditioners are required to bring a prepared song with sheet music that demonstrates range, vocal ability, interpretation and stage presence. Production dates are June 14-16. Visit www.kirkplayers.org.
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.
Ragdale Ring Project
Ragdale, the artist residency program in Lake Forest, invites architects, designers and artists to apply for the opportunity to design, build and exhibit a full-scale Ragdale Ring, a temporary structure intended to house a mix of summer performances and events. The recipient will receive a $10,000 production grant to fund the project as well as an outdoor studio, room and board for the design team in May 2013. Submission deadline is Feb. 28. Visit www.ragdale.org/RagdaleRingProject.
BOOKS & POETRY
Cook Park Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Feb. 25, 7 p.m.: Classics Book Discussion Group discusses Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackary. Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck.
Lake Forest Book Store
680 N. Western Ave. (847) 234-4420. www.lakeforestbookstore.com. Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m.: Luncheon with Deborah Crombie, author of The Sound of Broken Glass, at the Lake Forest Club, 554 N. Westmoreland Road. $44 includes the book.
The Northwest Cultural Council hosts a poetry reading by participants in its Second Saturday Poetry Workshop at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills. Free. Call (847) 991-7966 or visit www.northwestculturalcouncil.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. March 9: Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey by Corinne Hosfeld Smith.
Presented by SHS Children’s Theater at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. March 17 at Adlai Stevenson High School’s Little Theater, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. $5. Call (847) 415-4121 for tickets.
“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. Feb. 23 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. Feb. 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.
Dance workshop series
Highland Park Players offer Broadway-style dance classes taught by the group’s choreographer, Jennifer Cupani, 8-9:15 p.m. Thursdays, March 21-April 25, at West Ridge Center, Highland Park. Prior dance experience is helpful, but not necessary. Classes are open to ages 12 and older. Participants can join the series at any point. $16 per class; $85 for all six classes. Register at www.highlandparkplayers.com.
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. Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6:30-10:30 p.m.: Country Meets Ballroom lesson and open dance. Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7-11 p.m.: Argentine tango lesson and open dance. Feb. 17 and 24 and March 3, 10, 24, 4-7 p.m.: Soothing Sunday Stroll lesson and open dance. Feb. 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m.: Best of Ballroom Basics lesson and open dance. Feb. 23: Mardi Gras dance. March 2, 7-11 p.m.: West Coast Swing lesson and open dance. March 9, 16, 7-11 p.m.: Dance Night open dance. March 17, 4-7 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day party. March 23, 7-11 p.m.: Bachata lesson and open dance.
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.
Cook Memorial Library District
Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Feb. 24, 1:30 p.m.: Screening of photojournalist Dan Habib’s award-winning documentary film, “Including Samuel.”
Cook Park Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Feb. 16, 1 p.m.: “An Afternoon at the Oscars.” Columbia College film instructor Reid Schultz will discuss the hits, misses and controversies of the 85th Academy Awards.
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. March 1: “Poetry” (South Korea, 2010). April 5: “Dogtooth” (Greece, 2009). May 3: “Tuesday, After Christmas” (Romania, 2011).
Lake County Art League
Meeting 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18 at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake. Chicago artist Didier Nolet will demonstrate oil painting and discuss his techniques. Visit www.lcal.org.
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.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
The Performer’s School
Classes are held at the Highwood Recreation Center, 432 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Call (847) 528-9318 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Feb. 23, March 16, April 6: Audition workshops for grades 6-12; $200 per workshop. April 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m.-noon: Musical theater dance intensive; $240 for all three days. June 10-14: Summer audition clinic, $650. Students will be coached in cold readings, monologues, dance, voice, audition etiquette, acting through song, choosing audition repertory, resume and photo presentation.
Watercolor painting workshop
Illustrator, artist and art instructor David R. Becker will present a watercolor painting workshop, sponsored by the Lake County Art League, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15-16 at the State Bank of the Lakes, 1906 Holian Drive, Spring Grove. $135; $110 for members. To register, call Jim Brooksher, (847) 223-1317. For information, visit www.lcal.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.
Model railroad open house
Presented by the Lake County Model Railroad Club, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23-24 at 107 S. Main St., Wauconda. Free. Visit www.lcmrr.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. Through Aug. 25: “Mucha: Expanding Art Nouveau,” featuring Art Nouveau objects by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, including magazine covers, decorative tins, folio plates, jewelry, currency, book illustrations and other objects.