Arts and entertainment calendar for Aug. 23
Updated: August 21, 2012 4:54AM
2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. www.arlingtonpark.com. Track general admission is $6-$10. Miller Lite Party in the Park on Fridays features live music, plus food and beverage specials. Bands perform on the main band stage from 4:30-8:30 p.m.; After Dark Concert from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 31. Aug. 24: DuPage Band. Aug. 31: Wedding Banned. Miller Lite Saturday Summer Bash features live music by local bands from 1-5 p.m., plus food and beverage specials. Aug. 25: Dave Tamkin & Company. Sept. 1: He Said She Said.
Deerfield Plaza Pleasures
Concerts at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Farmers Market in the commuter parking lot at Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue, Deerfield. Call (847) 945-5000 or visit www.deerfield.il.us. Aug. 25: L.J. Slavin (folk). Sept. 1: Joey Edwin Duo (acoustic guitar).
Fridays in the Park
Concert series from 6:30-9 p.m. at Community Park, Old McHenry and Quentin roads, Hawthorn Woods. Free admission. Visit www.vhw.org. Aug. 24: Karen Hunt Band. Aug. 31: Shelter Dogs. Sept. 14: Crossfire. Sept. 21: Grey Rock Band. Sept. 28: Eight Miles South.
The rags-to-riches story of a female 1960s Motown group plays through Nov. 4 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. $41-$49, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Dinner and theatre tickets, $55, are available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
Presented by Williams Street Repertory through Aug. 26 at Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $30. Call (815) 356-9212 or visit www.rauecenter.org.
Barrington Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opens its 44th season with an afternoon of music with Romanian baritone Paul Radulescu singing opera arias and Broadway show tunes, accompanied by pianist Irina Feoktistova, at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Lake Barrington Shores, 64 Old Barn Road, Lake Barrington. $30. Reservations required by Sept. 13; call Margit Vogel, (847) 304-0422.
Opera in Focus
Rolling Meadows Park District Park Central Facility, 3000 Central Road. Puppets performing scenes from popular operas at 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. $12, $11 for seniors, $7 for children under 12. Reservations required. (847) 818-3220, ext. 186, or www.operainfocus.com. Through Sept. 10: Selections from Richard Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” and “Tristan und Isolde” and Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.”
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont
5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. For information about the theater, visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Celtic Thunder. $32.50, $49.50, $65, $75. Nov. 17, 8 p.m.: Australian Pink Floyd.
6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. For information, visit www.allstatearena.com. Parking is $20, cash only. Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: “Twins Of Evil Tour,” featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, with special guest J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50. Nov. 29-30, 7:30 p.m.: The Who: Quadrophenia and More. $39.50, $59.50, $80.50, $129.50.
Buffalo Grove Park District’s BG Singers
The chorus celebrates its 20th anniversary with the concert “Platinum” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center, One Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. Advance tickets are $17; $16 for children 12 and under and senior citizens. All tickets purchased at the door will be $20. Visit www.bigdealproductions.org.
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Aug. 23 and 30, 4:30-7 p.m.: Mer Happy Hour on the deck, weather permitting. No cover. Aug. 24 and 31, 9 p.m.: Dueling Pianos. No cover.
eSkape Entertainment & GrillWorks
Restaurant & Sports Bar, 350 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove (located in Buffalo Grove Town Center). (847) 821-9000. www.eskapeonline.com. Music by local bands at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays; $5 cover. Must be 21-plus to enter. Aug. 25: In Stereo (classic rock).
InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. (847) 544-5300. www.montroseroom.com. Aug. 25, 8:30 p.m.: Michael McDermott’s Birthday Bash Concert in the Montrose Room. The Chicago-based folk rock singer will perform songs from his new album, “Hit Me Back.” $12-$32.
Lake County Folk Club
Events are held at 7 p.m. Sundays at Aleks’ Restaurant, 525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff. Concert admission is $12; $10 for Lake County Folk Club members and senior citizens; $5 for teens. No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. Visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. Aug. 26: Song Circle. Sept. 9: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Sept. 16: Concert Stage features Kat Eggleston performing folk, Celtic and traditional music. Merv Collins opens. Sept. 23: Song Circle. Sept. 30: Concert Stage features Zoe Mulford. Jim Gary opens.
The 2012 Summer Concert Series at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills. Doors to the Place de la Musique open at 6:30 p.m. and guests may enjoy the Sanfilippo Collection of antique music machines and phonographs before the 8 p.m. concerts. $65 per concert; tickets must be purchased online at www.placedelamusique.org. Sept. 22: Limited Edition Big Band with vocalist Julie Caselli perform swing, jazz and dance music.
Located in the Prairie Stone Complex on Interstate 90 between the I-59 and Beverly Road exits, Hoffman Estates. (888) 732-7784. www.SearsCentre.com. Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.: Country singer-songwriter Alan Jackson, with special guest Casey James. $37, $57, $77.
Stained Glass Coffeehouse
Featuring Corky Siegel at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Johnny Burns opens. $25 donation; proceeds benefit local and international charities. Visit www.stainedglasscoffeehouse.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m.: “Songs of our Grandmothers.” Performers from Charodei, a Russian literature and music studio, present traditional Russian folk songs in honor of Grandparents’ Day. Registration required.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. Aug. 24, 8:30 p.m.: Warrant with Lava Rocks and Paradoxx (heavy metal). $20-$30. Aug. 25, 8:30 p.m.: Rough Night Out with The Beeson Brothers and Villa Avenue. $10. Aug. 31, 10 p.m.: Grateful Dead tribute band Paradise Waits with Phish tribute band The Vasoconstrictors. $10. Sept. 1, 9 p.m.: The Duke Robillard Band (blues). $18-$30. Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.: Rusted Root. $30-$50. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall with Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Mama. $25-$50. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: The Smithereens, $20-$40. Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Generation: The Sixties Experience. $10-$15. Sept. 28, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with Cedric Burnside Project. $15-$38. Sept. 29, 9 p.m.: Who tribute: Who’s Who with A Reason to Believe. $10-$20. Oct. 5, 8 p.m.: Arturo Sandoval, $27-$75. Oct. 6, 7 p.m.: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute band). $10-$25. Oct. 6, 10:30 p.m.: Think Floyd USA: Recreating the Dark Side of the Moon. $10-$25. Oct. 18, 8 p.m.: Leon Redbone. $20-$45. Nov. 2, 7 p.m., and Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.: Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell sings classic pop standards. $20-$50. 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.
Woodstock Opera House
121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. (815) 338-5300. www.woodstockoperahouse.com. Sept. 8, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Riders in the Sky, a classic cowboy quartet. $23. Sept. 14-15, 8 p.m.: Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke. $27. Sept. 22, 8 p.m.: Liza Day & Broken Arrow (country/rockabilly). $20.
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 Sept. 23: “Nikki Renee Anderson and Joanna Mortreux: Transformative Visions,” an exhibit of painting, sculpture and photography. An opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 24.
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. Aug. 25-Nov. 4: “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012,” works by 49 finalists in the Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation’s farm art competition. An artists’ reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26, featuring awards for first through third place. Visit www.lchff.org.
Northwest Cultural Council
Presents “Group 22, Expressions in Art” through Oct. 1 at Arlington Green Executive Centre, 2101 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. For more information, call (847) 991-7966 or visit www.northwestculturalcouncil.org.
21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. (847) 968-3345. www.ryersonwoods.org. Through Aug. 31: “Genius Loci: Listening to Nature’s Muse,” a group exhibition by artists and designers whose work responds to the specifics of different ecosystems.
Auditions & opportunities
Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble
Holding auditions for its 2012 “Nutcracker” production Sept. 9 at Barrington Dance Academy, 758 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington. Roles are available for dancers ages 7 to adult; both male and female dancers are needed. Performances are Dec. 1-2 at Barrington High School. Rehearsals are every Sunday in September, October and November at Barrington Dance Academy, and every afternoon and evening the week of Nov. 26-30 at Barrington High School. All dancers must be available for all rehearsals to participate. Call (847) 382-6333 for an audition time.
Harper Ensemble Theatre Company
Holding auditions, by appointment only, for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 28 and 30 at Harper College’s Drama Lab Theatre, Building L, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Seeking strong actors with a solid comedic timing. You do not need to be a Harper College student to audition. Prepare a one- to two-minute contemporary monologue, and bring headshot and resume. Production dates are Nov. 9-18. Contact Annie Sisson Rezac at email@example.com.
College of Lake County
Seeking entries for the Recent Works 2012 exhibit, with a total of $2,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards given to artists selected. Artists who are 18 or older and live or work in Lake County may submit up to two entries of original work completed in the past two years that have never been shown in the CLC gallery. Entry fee for one or two pieces is $20; $15 for Friends of the Gallery members. Entry forms can be downloaded at http://gallery.clcillinois.edu. Entry deadline is 3 p.m. Sept. 7.
Books & poetry
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. Sept. 19: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann. 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. Sept. 1, 2 p.m.: Humorist Michael Perry joins signs his new novel, Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace. Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Book discussion with author appearance, featuring A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann. Registration required. Sept. 13, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Julia Keller discusses her new mystery, A Killing in the Hills. Box lunch is included. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.
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. Sept. 9: Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey from NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer by Mireya Mayer. Oct. 13: The Man Who Lives with Wolves by Shaun Ellis and Penny Junor. Nov. 10: EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want by Frances Moore Lappe.
“The Horse and His Boy”
The C.S. Lewis play will be performed at 10 a.m. Sept. 27-28; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 29; and 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $7; $5 for school groups of six or more (in advance). Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. www.metropolisarts.com. (847) 577-2121. Sept. 1, 11 a.m.: Children’s entertainer Red Grammer. $18; $15 for children 12 and under.
The Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant
Located in Woodfield Mall, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. (847) 240-2001. www.improv.com. Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Fridays; 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Must be 18 or older. Two-item minimum per person in showroom. Aug. 23-26: Bryan Callen: The Man Class Tour. $19, $22. Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Jon Lovitz. $33. Sept. 7-8: Frank Caliendo. $33-$38. Sept. 13-16: Tony Rock. $17, $19.
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. www.metropolisarts.com. (847) 577-2121. Through Sept. 1, 10:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: “Thinking with Your Head ... Men Exposed,” a glimpse into the minds of 20-something men. $20. Through Sept. 8: The Second City presents “Girls’ Night Out.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 25 and 30 and Sept. 1, 6 and 8; and 8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 31 and Sept. 7. $28.50; $33.50 for stage tables.
Zanies Comedy Club
5437 Park Place, Rosemont. Showtimes at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Two-item food/beverage minimum. Aug. 23-25: John Roy. Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Maria Villasenor. Sept. 8, 7 p.m.: Paul Reiser. $25.
Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. www.chevychasecountryclub.com. (847) 465-2311. Ballroom dancing to music by the Dick Elliot Orchestra, 7:30-10:30 p.m.; lesson by Bob and Penny Urbon at 7 p.m. $13 per person; tickets can be purchased at the door. Sept. 19: Mambo/salsa. Oct. 24: Swing.
Presenting dances at the Hoffman Estates Park District’s Triphahn Community Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. An optional one-hour lesson is offered at 7:30 p.m., followed by open dancing from 8:30-11:30 p.m. A variety of recorded music is played for ballroom, Latin, swing and hustle dance styles. Dress code is dressy casual; no jeans or athletic shoes. Adults of all ages and dancing abilities are welcome. Admission is $10; $5 for members. There is an additional $3 charge for guests participating in the lesson. Membership is $20 per year. Visit www.ballroomchicago.com/dance_world.htm. Sept. 8: Night Club Two-Step. Oct. 13: Samba. Nov. 10: Cha Cha. Dec. 8: Christmas party.
Fairs & festivals
Little Bear Ribfest
Presented by the Vernon Hills Park District, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 24 and 3-11 p.m. Aug. 25 at Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Five local BBQ restaurants will offer a full slab of ribs for $20; half-slab for $12; $6 for a sample portion. Each vendor will also carry sandwiches, sides, and a dessert item. Also featuring live music. Admission: $5; free for children 5 and under. Free parking is available at the Westfield Hawthorn Shopping Center, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, with a free shuttle from 6-11:30 p.m. Visit www.littlebearribfest.com.
Art in the Barn
The 38th annual juried fine art show will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-23 on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Featuring works by more than 175 artists in all media, entertainment, food concessions, children’s art and pony rides. Admission: $5; free for children 12 and under.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 7, 2 p.m.: Screening of “A Separation,” rated PG-13. The winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film will be shown in Persian with English subtitles. Sept. 29, 2 p.m.: Screening of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” rated PG-13.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m.: “Clark Weber’s Rock & Roll Radio, 1955–1975.” Chicago radio DJ Clark Weber shares stories about his experiences with music personalities of the ‘50s–‘70s. Registration required.
The Arlington Camera Club
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W. Thomas St. Guest speaker will be Chubzang Tangbi of Bhutan, sharing photography from the “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” Visit www.arlingtoncameraclub.org.
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 Sept. 19. Visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
Workshops & classes
Northwest Cultural Council
Sponsoring poetry workshops from 9 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of the month at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Cost is $15 per session. Participants are encouraged to bring 12 copies of their own work to share with the group. Register by calling (847) 991-7966 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group. Newcomers welcome.
The Next Wave Art Salon
A gathering from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 7 and 4-10 p.m. Sept. 8 at 166 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin. Approximately 150 fine artists, musicians, actors, dancers and others will exhibit their work in an event that celebrates creative self-expression. Admission is free. Visit www.thenextwave.me/2012/.
Storynight for Adults
“Drumming the Mythic Heart.” Storyteller Brian Rohr explores myths, folktales and fairy tales from all cultures, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Stevenson High School’s West Auditorium, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. Sponsored by theVernon Area Public Library District. To register, see http://calendar.vapld.info.
17000 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth. (847) 623-7272. www.tempelfarms.com. Performances by the Tempel Lipizzan stallions, set to classical music, with the stable open for touring following the show. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held indoors. Matinee performances are 1-3 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. Tickets in advance are $25, $20 active military and veterans, $15 children under 15; tickets at the door are $30, $20 for children and military/veterans. Evening toast and performance, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8, begins with a champagne toast to the Lipizzan breed and honored guests. Following the performance, guests are invited into the stable courtyard where complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served as the sun sets. Advance tickets only for evening shows, $50; $45 active military and veterans, $20 children under 15.