Arts and entertainment calendar for Sept. 13
Updated: September 10, 2012 7:24PM
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. Sept. 14: Crossfire. Sept. 21: Grey Rock Band. Sept. 28: Eight Miles South.
“Crazy For You”
Presented by Woodstock Musical Theatre Company Oct. 5-27 at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $23; $20 students and seniors. Call (815) 338-5300 or visit www.woodstockoperahouse.com.
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.
“The King and I”
Presented by LZP Productions through Sept 23 at Cutting Hall, 150 E Wood Street, Palatine. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. No performance on Friday, Sept. 14. Tickets in advance are $17, $12 for children under 18 in advance; $19/$14 at the door. Call (847) 202-5222 or order online at www.cuttinghall.org.
“The Marvelous Wonderettes”
Presented Sept. 20-Nov. 4 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Tickets: $40-$44; $28-$36 for previews, Sept. 20-22. Visit www.metropolisarts.com or call (847) 577-2121.
Presented by Elgin Theatre Company through Sept. 23 at the Kimball Street Theater of the Elgin Academy, Kimball Street and Dundee Avenu, downtown Elgin. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. The production contains adult language and is for mature audiences only. Tickets: $15; $12 for seniors and youth. Call (847) 741-0532 or visit www.elgin-theatre.org.
“The Things They Carried”
American Place Theatre presents Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” in a Literature to Life stage presentation at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Elgin Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Tickets: $25. Call (847) 622-0300 or visit www.elgin.edu/arts.
Third Fridays ... in the Gallery
TesserAct Theatre Ensemble performs the radio play “And on the Eighth Day,” a reenactment of the 1925 Scopes trial that pitted creationists against evolutionists, at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Barrington Cultural Arts Center Gallery in the Ice House Mall, 200 Applebee St., Barrington. $5. Call (847) 710-2027.
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 Oct. 6: Pops at the Puppet Opera featuring classics from the Broadway stage, including music from “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” by Stephen Sondheim/Hugo Wheeler; “Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Les Misérables” by Schönberg/Boublil/Kretzmer. Also, selections from Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” and Wagner’s “Lohengrin.”
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. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.: The Smashing Pumpkins. $50. Nov. 29-30, 7:30 p.m.: The Who: Quadrophenia and More. $39.50, $59.50, $80.50, $129.50.
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Sept. 14, 21 and 28, 9 p.m.: Chicago Dueling Pianos. Free. Sept. 15, 9:30 p.m.: Samadhi Vibe. Sept. 22, 9:30 p.m.: Darmata, Hot Sauce Committee. Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m.: ‘Stache.
Elgin Community College
Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. (847) 622-0300. www.elgin.edu/arts. Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Under the Streetlamp, a vocal group featuring stars of recent Chicago and Los Angeles productions of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys,” performs classic hits from the American radio songbook. Tickets: $49. A three-course, pre-show dinner prepared by ECC’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program can be purchased for an additional $35. Dinners must be ordered by Oct. 15.
The Eagles tribute band performs “A Salute to the Eagles” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. The Mojo Daddies open with a mixture of pop, rock and blues. Tickets: $27-$38; $26-$37 seniors; $15 teens; $12 children under 12. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Montrose Room, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. (847) 544-5300. www.montroseroom.com. Sept. 22, 8:30 p.m.: Cathy Richardson Band. $18-$28 in advance; $23-$33 at the door. General admission $12 in advance; $17 at the door.
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. 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.
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. www.metropolisarts.com. (847) 577-2121. Sept. 14, 8 p.m.: Psychedelic rock pioneers Jefferson Starship. $55; $65 for stage tables. Sept. 15, 2 p.m.: Illinois Brass Band plays big band, swing and jazz. $30; $25 for seniors and students. Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.: Greg Spero Trio: Acoustic performs a night of jazz. $20. Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Holly Schroeder performs hit show tunes in “Broadway’s Leading Ladies.” $25.
Prairie Center for the Arts
201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. www.prairiecenter.org. (847) 895-3600. Sept. 22, 8 p.m.: Simon and Garfunkel Tribute, performed by A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. $22; $20 students and seniors. Sept. 28, 8 p.m.: Grammy winner Shawn Colvin. $40; $38 students and seniors.
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. (815) 356-9212. www.rauecenter.org. Sept. 22, 8 p.m.: John Michael Coppola: A Jersey Voice, featuring the former Chicago “Jersey Boys” cast member. $30-$36. Sept. 29, 8 p.m.: Bandoleros plays a blend of Middle Eastern, Spanish flamenco and Latin music. $16, $19 and $22.
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.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall with Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Mama (blues). $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 (jazz). $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. Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m.: 7th Heaven (rock). $10-$15. Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m.: The Tubes, $25-$40. 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. 12, 7:15 p.m.: Matisyahu performs an all-ages concert (reggae/alternative rock). $30-$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. 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.
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 Nov. 4: “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012,” works by 49 finalists in the Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation’s farm art competition. 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.
Prairie Center for the Arts
Herb Aigner Gallery, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. (847) 895-3600. www.prairiecenter.org. Through Sept. 28: “fotoMuses: Who Am I?” Established in 1997, fotoMuses is a diverse group of women photographers who share projects and exhibit their work, which expands from nature to travel to photojournalistic styles.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
College of Lake County
Theatre Department will hold auditions for “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17-18 in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Prepare a 90-second memorized monologue from a play of your choice, and bring an acting resume if available. Performances are Nov. 9–17. For information, contact Craig Rich at (847) 543-2567 or email@example.com.
The not-for-profit choral arts organization based in Elgin seeks new singers for the 2012-13 season. Auditions are open to any soprano, alto, tenor or bass singer with previous choral experience. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, late September through late April, with concerts performed in December, March and April. To schedule an audition, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call John G. Slawson, (847) 347-4584.
Kingswood United Methodist Church
Seeking crafters for its seventh annual Harvest Fest, to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 401 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove. Contact Cindy Miller at email@example.com or (847) 459-6337.
The Caroling Party
The professional caroling group will hold auditions Oct. 4 in Evanston for singers in all voice ranges. Seeking attractive, energetic performers who are good sightsingers working in a pop style. You must have a car and provide your own costume. For the audition, prepare one a cappella Christmas solo of your choice. You may also be asked to sightsing an arrangement. The Caroling Party is an equal opportunity employer, actively seeking qualified minority members. For an audition appointment and information, e-mail your name and phone number to PLupoMusic@aol.com.
The Marriott Theatre
Holding general auditions for non-union actors from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Actors’ Equity Association Member Center, First Floor, 557 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Productions under consideration include “Now & Forever,” “South Pacific” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Prepare one 16-bar song and a second contrasting selection, and bring music in your key and an updated headshot and resume. Accompanist provided. Sign up for an audition time at www.MarriottTheatre.com/auditions.
The Marriott Theatre
Seeking strong non-AEA male and female dancers who sing well for its 2013 season. Shows include “Now & Forever,” “South Pacific” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” “9 to 5” and “Mary Poppins.” Auditions will be held Sept. 17, 10 a.m. for men and 3 p.m. for women, at the Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse, 1342 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove. No appointment necessary. Bring jazz and character shoes, an updated headshot/resume, and 16 bars up-tempo and ballad with music in your key. Accompanist provided. For information, e-mail Peter.Sullivan@Marriott.com.
The annual benefit for the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, will be held 7-11 p.m. Sept. 15, featuring food from 14 restaurants, live music on four stages, silent auction and more. Entertainment includes ABBA Salute tribute band, country music by Lincoln Don’t Lie, One Sweet Jane and The Bergamot. Cocktail attire recommended. Tickets: $50; $55 at the door. Call (847) 895-3600 or visit www.prairiecenter.org.
Northlight Theatre benefit concert
“My Baby Just Cares For Me,” featuring Michael and Angela Ingersoll, 8 p.m. Oct. 1-2 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The husband-and-wife duo will perform classic pop favorites. Tickets: $45; VIP $100 (includes premium seating and a pre-show event at 7 p.m. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.northlight.org.
BOOKS & POETRY
Catherine the Great
Academic entertainer Barbara Rinella will give a dramatic performance of Catherine the Great, based on Robert Massie’s biography, at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21, preceded by lunch at noon, at The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington. Cost for lunch and the show is $35. Reservations required; call (847) 304-1996.
Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. (847) 438-3433. www.eapl.org. Sept. 20, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach. Oct. 18, 10 a.m.: Discussion of The Orchard: A Memoir by Theresa Weir. Nov. 15, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Train Dreams by Denis Johnson.
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. 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. 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.
Mr. Mark’s Music Together
Free demonstration Music Together class for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at at Soul2Sole Dance, 1350 Abbott Court, Buffalo Grove. Registration required; visit www.mrmarksmusictogether.com or call (847) 207-2936.
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. Sept. 13-16: Owen Benjamin. $17, $19. Sept. 21-23: Rob Schneider, $33.
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. Sept. 13-15: Tom Rhodes and Eleanor Tiernan. Sept. 19: Dobie Maxwell. Sept. 20: Larry Reeb. Sept. 21-22: Steve-O. Sept. 26-29: Brian Scott McFadden.
Giordano Dance Chicago
Performing at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Tickets: $27-$38; $26-$37 seniors; $15 teens; $12 children under 12. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
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. Oct. 13: Samba. Nov. 10: Cha Cha. Dec. 8: Christmas party.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
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.
Ignite the Night
Fall festival for all ages from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve, Bateman Road and Route 62, Barrington Hills. Cookout dinner from 5-8 p.m., beer and wine, bonfire, narrated horse-drawn wagon rides, live music and dancing. Tickets are $45 purchased by Sept. 27; $60 at the door; $25 for ages 13-20; $5 for children under 12. Visit www.fotfp.org or call (312) 356-9990.
The seventh annual festival will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Kingswood United Methodist Church, 401 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove, featuring a petting zoo, bake sale, craft fair, games, pumpkin decorating and food. Free admission; minimal charge for food. Call (847) 398-0770 or visit www.kingswoodumc.com.
Elgin Short Film Festival
Five of the top short films submitted (20 minutes or less) will be shown at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. General admission tickets are $5. Visit www.hemmens.org or call (847) 931-5900.
Turner Classic Movies Series
Film series featuring four newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures’ 100th anniversary at local theaters including Century 16 Deer Park, 21600 W. Field Parkway, Deer Park, and Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.:Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Oct. 24, 7 p.m.: Double feature of “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein.” Nov. 15, 7 p.m.: “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Tickets are available at theater box offices and at www.FathomEvents.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 29, 2 p.m.: Screening of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” rated PG-13.
Barrington Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sponsoring free lectures for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2012-13 season. Lectures are held at The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington (just south of the Barrington Area Library on Northwest Highway). Each of the lectures, with musical illustrations, will precede the featured operas at Lyric Opera of Chicago. To reserve a seat, call (847) 304-1996. Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.: “Elektra.” Oct. 9, 7 p.m.: “Simon Boccanegra.” Nov. 5, 7 p.m.: “Werther.” Nov. 20, 7 p.m.: “Don Pasquale.” Dec. 2, 1:30 p.m.: “Hansel and Gretel.” Jan. 17, 3:30 p.m.: “La Boheme.” Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m.: “Die Meistersinger.” Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m.: “Rigoletto.” For information, visit www.lyricopera.org.
Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild
Quilt artist lecture by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer. $7. Call (847) 438-0025 or visit www.nsqg.net.
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 meetings are Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. Visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Bel Canto Studios
217 Park Ave, Barrington. (847) 682-9601. Fall session through Dec. 22, offering private lessons with a voice teacher, piano teacher and acting coach. Performance classes and theatre classes start mid-September. All ages and experience levels welcome, beginner to professional. Visit www.belcantostudios.com/registration for a print-friendly version of the studio’s fall brochure.
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.
“Magic and Illusion”
Presented by Mike Super at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the College of Lake Count’s, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Tickets: $25-$32; $24-$31 seniors; $15 teens; $12 children under 12. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
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 performance from 1-3 p.m. 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.