Arts and entertainment calendar for Aug. 2
Updated: July 31, 2012 10:44AM
Bearfoot in the Park concerts are at 7 p.m. in the Jackman Park Gazebo, Lehigh and Prairie, Glenview. Call the weather hotline, (847) 604-1893, after 6 p.m. on concert day. Aug. 8: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Buffett and Caribbean).
“Bluffinia” Summer Concerts from 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays on the Lake Bluff Village Green. (847) 234-0774 or www.lflbchamber.com. Aug. 5: 28 Days. Aug. 12: Class of ’68 (’60s/’70s rock). Aug 19: Tropixplosion (Caribbean).
Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Mondays, through Sept. 3, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Carillonneurs from around the world perform music on the 48-bell Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon. Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30-6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes). Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. Aug. 6: Chelsea Vaught of Lawrence, Kansas. Aug. 13: Sue Bergren, assistant carillonneur at the Millennium Carillon in Naperville. Aug. 20: Jim Fackenthal, assistant carillonneur at the University of Chicago. Aug. 27: Kimberly Schafer of Chicago. Sept. 3: James M. Brown, assistant city carillonneur in Naperville.
Concerts at Plaza del Lago, 1515 N. Sheridan Road, Wilmette, at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Aug. 2: Conjunto (salsa).
Concerts in the Square at Market Square, Western Avenue just north of Deerpath Road, Lake Forest, at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Visit www.lflbchamber.com or call (847) 234-4282. Aug. 2: Bopology (Sinatra/swing).
Deerfield Plaza Pleasures, 10 a.m. Saturdays, unless otherwise noted, 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. 4: Jodi Koplin & Her Jigglejam Band. Aug. 11: 9:30 a.m., Kettle Moraine String Band (bluegrass). Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m., The Nightcrawlers (blues). Aug. 25: L.J. Slavin (folk). Sept. 1: Joey Edwin Duo (acoustic guitar).
Eat to the Beat Deerfield Park District concert series, geared for young audiences, at Jewett Park Pavilion, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Visit www.dfpd.org or call (847) 945-0650. Aug. 8: Super Stolie. Aug. 15: Scribble Jim, a solo acoustic performance from ScribbleMonster.
Highland Park summer concert series in the Plaza at Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Information at www.cityhpil.com. Aug. 2: Tzofim Friendship Caravan (Israeli folk). Aug. 9: Local Favorite. Aug. 16: Highland Park Pops. Aug. 18: Dr. Mark & the Sutures (family-friendly rock).
Highwood Evening Gourmet Farmers Market, 4-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 12. Bands play from 3-8 p.m. in Everts Park, between Highwood and North Avenue, just west of Green Bay Road. Aug. 8: The Trevor Shandling Jazz Band. Aug. 15: Garlic Festival with Matt Feddermann. Aug. 22: Saturday June Band (classic rock). Aug. 29: Blue Road (R&B). Sept. 5: Los Perros Cubanos (Cuban). Sept. 12: Inferno Fest with Matt Feddermann.
Hot Summer Nights, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 30, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. Aug. 2: Alan Gresik performs music from the swing era. Aug. 9: Lamajamal with Erika Ochoa present world music and belly dancing. Aug. 16: Guitarra Azul presents Spanish guitar and flamenco. Aug. 23: The Country Doctors play country western music. Aug. 30: Morry Sochat & the Special 20’s with Nicolle Wood present blues and swing dancing.
Lunch on the Lake outdoor concert series, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays on the lawn directly east of Northwestern University’s Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors and held on the ground floor of Norris Center. Free admission. For information, visit www.norris.northwestern.edu/csi/programming/lunch-on-the-lake. Aug. 8: Acoustic pop/rock artist Grant Terry.
Mallinckrodt Concerts in the Park at 4 p.m. Sundays in Mallinckrodt Park, behind the Mallinckrodt building, 1041 Ridge Road, Wilmette. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Community Recreation Center auditorium. Aug. 5: Jazz Spectrum.
Music on the Esplanade, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 28, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. Aug. 7: Buffalo Grove Jazz Band. Aug. 14: Fernandez + Kimball Spanish Guitars. Aug. 21: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 28: Swing Gitan plays gypsy jazz.
Ridgeville Park District summer concert series at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. Free admission. Visit www.ridgeville.org. Aug. 12: Jutta & the Hi-Dukes (world music) at 6 p.m.; Kelly Brand Jazztet at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Brian Gephart Group (jazz).
Skokie’s Backlot Bash features main stage entertainment Aug. 24-26 on Oakton Street between Lincoln and Laramie. (847) 674-1500 or www.BacklotBash.com. Aug. 24: 6:30 p.m., We Killed the Lion; 8 p.m., Tributosaurus Becomes Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Aug. 25: 2:15 p.m., Matt Hendricks Duo; 4:30 p.m., Certain Stars; 6:30 p.m., The Handcuffs; 8:30 p.m., The Fixx. Aug. 26: Noon, Tristen; 2 p.m., Rivals of the Peacemaker; 4 p.m., The Steepwater Band; 6 p.m., Local H.
Starlight Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Evanston parks: Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street; and Twiggs Park, Simpson Street at Dodge Avenue. Rain site for Dawes Parks is Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.; rain site for Twiggs Park is Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston. Call (847) 448-8258 after 4:30 p.m. for rain site updates. Dawes Park — Aug. 7: Taj Weekes and Adowa. Aug. 14: Musikcanto. Aug. 21: Archie Powell & the Exports. Twiggs Park — Aug. 9: South Boulevard with impressions of MJ.
Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise, in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan, Wilmette. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road. Call (847) 256-9787 after 6 p.m. the day of the concert for weather updates. Aug. 3: Mr. Meyers (calypso). Aug. 4: DaCorneto Opera Company. Aug. 7: Barefoot Hawaiians. Aug. 10: Special Consensus (bluegrass). Aug. 11: White Saddle Band (country). Aug. 17: Bopology (Sinatra/swing). Aug. 18: 1969 (classic rock). Aug. 25: U.S. Air Force Military Command Band.
Summer Sampler Deerfield Park District Concert Series, Mitchell Park, Hazel Avenue and Wilmot Road, Deerfield, 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.dfpd.org or call (847) 945-0650. Aug . 5: Big Guitars From Memphis (rockabilly/surf music). Aug. 12: Piano Man (Vegas glitz).
Summer Sounds at the Glen, a live weekly music series, 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays at The Glen Town Center’s Navy Park, 2671 Navy Blvd., Glenview. Outdoor tented food booths will feature fare from The Glen’s resident restaurants, and there will be crafts and interactive activities for children. Free admission. For information, visit www.theglentowncenter.com or call (847) 724-2025. Aug. 7: Ac Rock (acappella). Aug. 14: Bopology (swing, Sinatra). Aug. 21: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 28: The Ragtops (hits of the ‘50s).
Vernon Hills summer concert series, 7-9 p.m. on select Thursdays at the Memorial Arbortheater, 50 N. Fairway Drive. In bad weather, concerts will be at Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive. Call (847) 367-3700 or see www.vernonhills.org. Aug. 9: White Saddle Band (country/rock).
Winnetka summer concert series presents Mr. Meyers (Caribbean pop) from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Hubbard Woods Park, Green Bay Road and Merrill Street. Call (847) 501-2040.
Wonderful Wednesdays music series features Ronnie Rice playing classic rock ‘n’ roll at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., Highland Park. Free. Visit www.downtownhp.com or call (847) 780-4293.
“Hero,” the story of a talented young artist and comic book illustrator living anything but a superhero life, through Aug. 19 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The performance schedule is 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. Tickets: $40-$48, plus tax and handling fees. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. Dinner and theatre tickets, $55, are available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Dinner is at Kings Wharf Restaurant or the Fairfield Inn (based on dining availability). Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
“Julius Caesar,” presented by Muse of Fire Theatre Company Aug. 4-Sept. 9 in Ingraham Park, behind the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Performances are at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No performances Aug. 25-26. Free admission. Visit www.museoffire.org or call (847) 707- 8632.
“A Little Night Music,” through Aug. 12 at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Curtain times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 4 p.m. show on Aug. 11); and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (no 2 p.m. show on Aug. 12). Tickets: $50-$75. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
“Man of La Mancha,” presented by Light Opera Works Aug. 11-26 at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. Performances at 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 17-18 and 25; and 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 15, 19, 22 and 26. Tickets: $48, $68, $77, $92 for main floor; $32, $48, $68, $77 for balcony; half-price for ages 21 and younger. Call (847) 920-5360 or visit www.LightOperaWorks.com.
“The Music Man,” presented by CenterStage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Ave., Lake Forest. The beloved family musical features a cast of 60 and a live pit orchestra. Tickets in advance are $20, $15 for students and seniors; $25 at the door. Visit www.CenterStageLakeForest.org or call (847) 234-6062.
“Romeo and Juliet,” presented by The Arc Theatre as part of Shakespeare on the Ridge, at 7 p.m. Aug. 4-5 outdoors at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. The show will continue through light weather interruptions and will only be suspended for safety reasons. Some chair seating will be provided, but patrons are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Admission is free. For information, visit http://arctheatrechicago.org.
“Truth Be Told,” a one-woman show performed by Tania Richard, 7 p.m. Aug. 4 and 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Visit www.cityofevanston.org/fjtheatre.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Aug. 12, 2 p.m.: Pianist Mark Damisch will perform works by Debussy, Copland and Chopin.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Opera in Cinema series features performances from opera houses throughout the world. Tickets are $20, unless noted otherwise. Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: “Anna Bolena,” from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy.
Bertucci’s Italian Steakhouse, 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 432-6663. Aug. 4, 11 and 18, 8 p.m.: Donny DeMarco and friends perform easy listening music at the bar. Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m.: Tony Ocean performs music of the Rat Pack and more. Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.: The Bobby Valli Show, with music of the Jersey Boys. $10 cover.
C.J. Arthur’s, 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. www.cjarthurs.com. (847) 256-8870. Aug. 13 and Sept. 10, 8-10 p.m.: The Boson Mountain Bluegrass Band. No cover.
The Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. www.celticknotpub.com. No cover unless noted otherwise. Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight: American roots music with The Mudflapps. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.: Celtic music session with Gus Friedlander and friends. Aug. 4, 9:30 p.m.: Bluegrass Advocates. Aug. 5, 2 p.m.: Cracks in the Foundations. Aug. 18, 9:30 p.m.: Dog 1. Aug. 19, 5-8 p.m.: Eric Lugosch.
Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4:30-7 p.m.: Mer Happy Hour on the deck, weather permitting. No cover. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 9 p.m.: Dueling Pianos. No cover. Aug. 4, 9:30 p.m.: Breakfast Club, $5. Aug. 11, 9:30 p.m.: Wild Child, $5.
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. Reservations encouraged for all concerts; call (847) 602-8882. For information, visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. Aug. 12: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Aug. 19: Stage Leftovers play swing, country, folk-rock and blues. Aug. 26: Song Circle.
The Laughing Chameleon, located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Live music on select evenings; cover charge $10. Aug. 29, 8 p.m.: Judy & Petra Jazz Duo, featuring pianist/singer Judy Roberts and singer Petra van Nuis.
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. (773) 381-4554. www.maynestage.com. Aug. 11, 10 p.m.: Brazilian Carnaval Summer Edition, featuring Swing Brasileiro. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Aug. 15, 8 p.m.: Local rock show case with bands Vulgar, REV LUV and Shift. $8. Aug. 17-18, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.: Pink Floyd Laser Light Show, featuring “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall.” $30 general admission. Aug. 25, 9:30 p.m.: Freshlyground (Afro pop). $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $35 reserved. Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Gary Nunez and Plena Libre with Chicago Afro-Puerto Rican Ensemble (CAPRE). $20-$30. Aug. 30, 8 p.m.: The Del Moroccos. $12 general admission. Sept. 13: Marcus Miller, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2001. $69.50. Sept. 14, 9 p.m.: The Handsome Family. $19 in advance; $23 at the door. Sept. 15, 9 p.m.: Las Guitarras de Espana and Los Hombres Perdidos, $20. Sept. 18, 8 p.m.: XRT Blues Breakers Show with John Mayall. $60 general admission.
Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. (847) 926-9898. www.mya.org. Aug. 11, 7 p.m.: Music at the Fort in Highwood Concert Series features a solo jazz piano recital by Adam Kromelow at the MYA Center. Free-will donations accepted.
S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Shows at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Aug. 3: Chuck Prophet (Americana/rock). $15/$18. Aug. 4: Chicago Women in Blues. $12-$22. Aug. 5, 7 p.m.: Davina & the Vagabonds (blues/jazz). $12-$20. Aug. 7: Lera Lynn with Ernie Hendrickson (country/rock). $10/$12. Aug. 8: Caleb Hawley and Theo Katzman (indie rock/soul). $10/$12. Aug. 9: Tab Benoit (blues). $24/$28. Aug. 10: Billy Boy Arnold (blues). $15/$20. Aug. 11, 7 p.m.: Krista Detor in The Studios at SPACE. $20. Aug. 11: SPACE Interns present “My Gold Mask” (indie rock). $10/$12. Aug. 12: “Words & Music,” hosted by Ingrid Graudins and featuring Robbie Fulks, Steve Dawson and Liam Davis. $12/$15. Aug. 15: Tom O’Brien (bluegrass/country). $18-$30. Aug. 17: Claire Lynch Band (bluegrass/folk). $18-$30. Aug. 18: Marshall Crenshaw. $18-$38. Aug. 21: Aoife O’Donovan (indie/folk). $12/$15. Aug. 23: Jesse Colin Young (folk). $22/$34/$44. Aug. 24: Maria Muldaur (blues/pop). $17-$30. Aug. 25: Langhorne Slim & the Law (alt country). $15/$18. Aug. 25: Seth Glier Residency in The Studios at SPACE, $10. Aug. 26, 2 p.m.: Michael Smith and Anne Hills. $15/$18. Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Dan Navarro. $15-$28. Aug. 28: Rebecca Loebe with Anna Vogelzang. $10-$18. Aug. 29: David Ryan Harris (R&B). $15/$18. Aug. 30: Canned Heat (blues/rock). $28-$68. Aug. 31: The Fabulous Thunderbirds (blues/rock). $28-$68. Sept. 1: Brendan James, $12/$15. Sept. 5: Alan Evans Trio featuring Alan Evans of Soulive (jazz/soul/funk). $12/$15. Sept. 7, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Tony Lucca (pop). $18-34. Sept. 9, 5 p.m.: Griffin House live recording and show in the Studios at SPACE, $30. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: Griffin House, $18/$22. Sept. 11: Elephant Revival (indie folk). $12/$15. Sept. 13: Debbie Davies (blues). $15/$20. Sept. 14: Natalia Zukerman & Friends live album recording (folk). $17/$20. Sept. 16, 7 p.m.: Greg Brown (folk). $26-$46. Sept. 18: Royal Southern Brotherhood (rock/blues). $17/$20. Sept. 19: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds (rock/blues/soul). $12/$15. Sept. 20: Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar with Eddie Shaw (blues). $12/$15. Sept. 21: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, $25/$30. Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: Lori McKenna (folk). $15/$18. Sept. 22, 10 p.m.: Roomful of Blues, $20/$25. Sept. 23, 7 p.m.: Gary Louris of The Jayhawks (folk). $25/$27. Sept. 24: Pearl & The Beard (indie/folk). $12/$15. Sept. 25: Matthew Perryman Jones and Matthew Mayfield, $12/$15. Sept. 26-27: 93XRT Jazz Transfusion welcomes John Scofield Trio, $26-$48. Sept. 27, 10 p.m.: Dry The River (folk). $12-$15. Sept. 28: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen (folk/bluegrass). $25/$30. Sept. 29: Siegel Schwall Band with Johnny Burns (blues). $22-$42. Sept. 30: Chicago Blues Harp Bash #5, $15/$20. Oct. 5, 7 p.m.: Garnet Rogers, $15/$18. Oct. 6: Dolly Varden with Nora O’Connor (folk rock). $15/$18. Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: Rasputina with Faun Fables (cello rock). $15/$17. Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Four Bitchin’ Babes (folk). $15-$35. Oct. 13, 7 p.m.: Lucy Kaplansky (folk). $16-$32. Oct. 19: Abigail Washburn with Prince Florence (Americana/bluegrass). $22/$25. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Paul Thorn (Americana). $17-$37. Oct. 24: Ray Wylie Hubbard (country). $15/$18. Oct. 25: Joe Ely (country). $22-$42. Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: Antje Duvekot (folk). $12/$15. Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m.: Red Wanting Blue (rock). $15/$18. Oct. 28, 7 p.m.: Pianist George Winston, $25-$35. Oct. 30: Milk Carton Kids (folk). $13/$15.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. Aug. 4, 8 p.m.: Ron Hawking. $25-$55. Aug. 9, 8 p.m.: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. $25-$60. Aug. 11, 9 p.m.: Blues/rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd. $35-$75. Aug. 24: Warrant (heavy metal). $20-$40. Sept. 1: The Duke Robillard Band (blues). $15-$30. Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.: Rusted Root with Mr Blotto and Mike Himebaugh of Hello Dave. $30-$50. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall. $25-$50. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: The Smithereens, $20-$40. Sept. 28, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with Cedric Burnside Project. $15-$38. Oct. 6: Heartache Tonight, $10-$25.
Anne Loucks Gallery, 309 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-8500. www.loucksgallery.com. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and by appointment. Through Aug. 10: Recent paintings by Stephen Dinsmore. The exhibit includes abstract landscape paintings, as well as still life and figurative compositions. Sept. 7-Nov. 15: Paintings by Bernd Haussmann and James Shay. Opening reception for the artists will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 7.
The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Through Aug. 16: “Gogh Green!”, The Art Center’s 24th annual recycled (pre-owned) art sale, featuring thousands of paintings, prints, 2D and 3D art, jewelry, decorative objects and more. The sale includes a donation of more than 400 pieces from the corporate collection of Baxter International, as well as a significant collection of early American wood furnishings donated by the University of Chicago. Proceeds support The Art Center’s art school scholarship program.
As You Like It Gallery, 827 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 864-3101. www.asyoulikeitsalon.net. Through September: “Whatever Comes to Mind,” new paintings by Evanston artist Amy O. Woodbury.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Through Sept. 30: “Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens,” an exhibit of black and white fine art photographs created by Vaughn Sills, in the Joutras Gallery. Aug. 17-Nov. 11: “Botanical Art: Expressions of Natural Beauty,” featuring books and periodicals published from the 1700s to 1900s, in the Lenhardt Library.
Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University’s Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. www.norris.northwestern.edu/dittmar.php. (847) 491-2348. Through Aug. 9: Summer hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Through Aug. 9: “Visiting Hours,” artist Tyanna Buie’s wall installations highlighting her uncle’s life in the prison system and attempt to retrieve what was lost through his journey, such as hope, relevance and freedom. Her works were created from found childhood objects, family memories, photos and other family memorabilia.
Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road. (847) 475-5300. www.evanstonartcenter.org. Aug. 12-Sept. 9: 21st Evanston + Vicinity Biennial exhibition, a juried exhibition that presents a look at promising artists from Illinois. Opening reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 12, with an artists’ talk at 3 p.m.
Gillock Gallery, 1127 Florence Ave., Evanston. www.gillockgallery.org. Through Aug. 27: Works by emerging artists Alice DuBois, Theo Maes and Nick Mozak.
Glenview Art League sponsors exhibits of work by its members at Glenview venues through Oct. 1. For information, call (847) 724-4007. The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd. — Works by Deb Anderson, AnnaMaria Arena-Herrold, Adele Soll Aronson, Lindsay Brown, Georgene Campion, Elena Crumbaugh, Joan Fortner, Shirley Hutchinson, Cathy Keeler, Essie Landsman, Siv Lindgren, Lynn Miller, Gloria Moschel, Margaret Newman, Nancy Paradies, Karen Porzak, Carol Reagan, Leslie Scott, Bud Sents, Sandy Sheagren, Andrey Vandzhala, David Westerfield, Marlene White and Kittie Yohe. Edward R. James Homes, 2550 Waukegan Road — Adele Soll Aronson (mixed media). Lyzart Gift Gallery, 1047 Waukegan Road — Carol Reagan (watercolor/mix). Picture Us Galleries, 1521 Waukegan Road — Deb Anderson (oil), Diane Czerwinski (watercolor), Joan Fortner (oil) and Leslie Scott (scratchart). Sweet Dreams Bakery and Cafe, 1107 Waukegan Road — Kittie Yohe (watercolor). Via Gelato & Cafe, 1850 Tower Drive — Sharon Kolesky (oil). Zapatista Restaurant, 992 Willow Road, Northbrook — Gloria Moschel (watercolor) and Sandy Sheagren (oil).
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Through Aug. 30: “Art Naturally: In Beauty, I Walk,” photographs by Glenview artist Carol Freeman.
Perspective Group and Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.perspectivegallery.org. (224) 200-1155. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Aug. 2-26: “In Belgien,” works by Steve Harp and “Stuffed: The Beauty of the Beasts,” photographs by Marilyn Canning of dioramas and taxidermy displays from natural history museums worldwide. Opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 4.
Ryerson Woods, 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: grasslands, forests, mountains and coastal areas.
Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes, Celebrating Experience: A Gallery of Art by Older Adults, 1123 Emerson, Suite 200, Evanston. (847) 864-7274. www.SASIathome.org. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment. All art is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SASI, a community nonprofit that helps adults in Chicago and the north/northwest suburbs who, due to aging, illness or injury, need assistance in the home. Through Nov. 4: Works by Robert Leopold, Delores Rix and Howard Tyner.
Rena Sternberg Gallery, 378 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-0202. www.renasternberggallery.com. Through Aug. 14: Works by Christopher Chiappa and Cheryl Pope.
Zia Gallery, 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka. www.ziagallery.net. (847) 446-3970. Aug. 3-25: Photographs by Zoriah Millar, abstract paintings by Jonathan Ricci and Fumiko Toda, and works by Richard Laurent. Opening reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3.
Children’s Theatre of Winnetka will hold auditions for “The Little Mermaid” Aug. 27-28 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. Auditions are open to singers, dancers and actors in grades 4-8 who reside in New Trier Township. Fourth- and fifth-graders audition from 4-5:30 p.m.; sixth- through eighth-graders audition from 5:30-7 p.m. Audition materials available online at www.childrenstheatrewinnetka.com. For information, call Cathy Hirschmann, (847) 446-7068.
Deerfield Family Theater will hold auditions for “The King and I” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27-28 for adults and high school students, and Aug. 29 for grades 4-6 at 6:30 p.m. and for grades 7-8 at 8 p.m. Auditions for those in grades 4-8 are open only to those who reside within Deerfield Park District boundaries or attend school in Deerfield. Callbacks are at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30. All auditions are held at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. Prepare 16 bars of a song, provide sheet music, and bring appropriate footwear for dance auditions. Production dates are Nov. 9-18. Audition forms are available at www.deerfieldfamilytheater.com.
Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company will hold auditions for “Legally Blonde” from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 5-6 at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. Auditions are open to Northbrook residents and nonresidents in grades 6-10 and include acting, dancing and singing tryouts. Rehearsals begin Sept. 11, with performances in December. For more information, visit www.nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2367.
Canzonetta Youth Orchestra is seeking musicians to audition for the 2012-13 music season. Directed by Hilel Kagan, Canzonetta is a chamber orchestra that offers specialized instruction for children interested in developing their orchestral skills. Training Orchestra, for 7- to 10-year-olds with beginning orchestral experience, meets from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays. The Intermediate Orchestra, for 10- to 13-year-olds with more advanced training, meets from 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The Senior Orchestra, for high school students who are advanced musicians, meets from 1-3 p.m. Sundays. All three orchestras rehearse at the Wilmette Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road. There will be at least four concerts throughout the year. To make an audition appointment, call Helia Schramm, (847) 328-0570.
Chicago Master Singers will hold vocal auditions for the 2012-13 season Aug. 9, 14, 16 and 21 in Palatine. Dedicated singers are invited to call (877) 825-5267 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to make an audition appointment. CMS is a 130-voice choral ensemble directed by Alan Heatherington featuring singers from throughout the Chicago area. The ensemble will perform this season with the Ars Viva Orchestra and the Lake Forest Symphony. At the auditions, singers are encouraged to sing a prepared piece of their choice, and bring three copies of the music. Auditioners without a prepared piece will be asked to sing a familiar song provided at the audition. A pianist will be provided for accompaniment. Auditioners will also be asked to vocalize and sight-read an unfamiliar piece. Members pay dues of $100 per year and purchase their own music. Chicago Master Singers rehearsals are held from 7-10 p.m. Mondays in Palatine, beginning Aug. 28, and also on Tuesdays and Thursdays of concert weeks. For more information, visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.
The North Shore Harmonizers, an independent women’s barbershop chorus, seeks new members. Any level of musical experience is acceptable. Rehearsals are held at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Augustine’s Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. For more information, visit www.northshoreharmonizers.org or call (847) 454-7535.
Artists are sought for Art for the Parks, an exhibit and sale presented by Artists on the Bluff from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 in the Lake Bluff Golf Course tent on north Green Bay Road, Lake Bluff. There will be no entry fee for artists to display and sell their work, but 35 percent of sale prices will be devoted to the maintenance and restoration of the beach, lakefront and park areas. To apply, e-mail email@example.com or call (847) 295-7903.
Seeking volunteers for Deer Path Art League’s Art Fair on the Square, to be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3, on Market Square, Lake Forest. Artists and art lovers are needed for large and small jobs. Service hour credit documentation provided for students. Tasks are outlined online at www.deerpathartleague.org.
Books & poetry
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. www.thebookstall.com. Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: Lev Grossman signs his new fantasy novel, The Magician King. Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m.: Jean Zimmerman will discuss and sign The Orphanmaster.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Aug. 8, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Aug. 6, 1 p.m.: Page Turners will discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie. www.gorillatango.com. (773) 598-4549. Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m.: Salsation, a Latin improv and sketch comedy troupe, presents the Word Up! poetry slam. $10.
Lake Forest Book Store, 624 N. Western Ave. (847) 234-4420. www.lakeforestbookstore.com. Aug. 7, 10 a.m.: Breakfast with Jan-Philipp Sendker, author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, at The Grille on Laurel, 181 E. Laurel Ave., Lake Forest. $20.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Aug. 7, 10 a.m.: Literary critic Isabel Soffer leads a poetry discussion. No advance reading is required.
Academy at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. www.citadeltheatre.org. Sept. 8-Dec. 3: Fall semester classes for children pre-K through grade 8, including improvisation, acting and musical theater, as well as scene study for high school students. Registration is in progress.
Bubbles Academy offers music and motion classes for children ages 4 through 36 months Sept. 4-Oct. 24 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Fee is $160 for the eight-week session. Call (312) 944-7677 or visit www.bubblesacademy.com.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Dancin’ Sprouts summer concert series for children, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Aug. 8: Bari Koral. Aug. 15: Zak Morgan. Aug. 22: Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies. Aug. 29: Little Miss Ann.
Glen Town Center at The Glen, Community Room at the Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview, hosts “Entertainment on the Go” children’s events, sponsored by the Glenview Public Library. Registration required at www.theglentowncenter.com. Aug. 16, 7 p.m.: “Masterson Magic” with magician Sean Masterson.
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.: Children’s musician Steven Royce’s Tiny Town Tour.
“Janet and the Beanstalk” will be presented by Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. The performance is suitable for children age 4 and older. Admission is free. For information, call (847) 448-8254 or visit www.cityofevanston.org/fjtheatre.
Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. (847) 832-6600. www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays (open until 5 p.m. June through August); 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Special members-only hours from 9-9:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission is $9.50; $8.50 for senior citizens; free for children under 1 year old and members. The museum offers interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8. Through Sept. 2: “Chagall for Children,” an exhibit of 14 multi-sensory exploration stations, each incorporating a reproduction of one of Marc Chagall’s works. Through Sept. 3: “Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon.” Sept. 24-Jan. 6, 2013: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” an exhibit featuring the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a Chicago resident whose work helped to inspire the design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland.
Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. www.marriotttheatre.com. (847) 634-0200. Through Aug. 18: Marc Robin’s musical retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale “Sleeping Beauty.” Performances are at 10 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday. $15.
Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Aug. 4, 10-11 a.m.: Kids Concert Series at the Mette presents Laura Doherty and Band. $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. (847) 446-0537. www.winnetkacommunityhouse.org. Oct. 8, 11 a.m.: Circus Boy’s Action-Packed Comedy Show. $5. Nov. 6, 11 a.m.: “Schoolhouse Rock Live,” with music from the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series. $5.
Youth Choral Theater of Chicago is holding auditions for its upcoming season, featuring vocal training for children ages 4-18. Classes are held in Wilmette and Glenview. To schedule an audition, call (847) 535-9873 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Company Chicago, 213 Hazel Ave., Glencoe, offers a music theatre camp for children in grades K-2, starting Aug. 6. The Aladdin-themed camp culminates in a performance for family and friends. For information, visit www.youthcompanychicago.org or call (312) 324-3700.
Midwest New Musicals, a musical theater writers workshop and development program, meets monthly on Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 22 through June 16, at the Light Opera Works rehearsal center, 516 Fourth St., Wilmette. The forum allows lyricists, composers and book writers to create and discuss their work. Fees for are $645 per term, or $1,200 if enrolling for two terms in advance. Application fee is $25. For information, visit www.LightOperaWorks.com/midwest-new-musicals.html or call (847) 920-5360.
The Music Gallery, 2558 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-6350. www.musicgalleryinc.com. Rock & Roll Summer School, for singers, drummers, guitarists and bassists ages 6-18, meets in two-week sessions, including Aug. 6-17. Camps meet for an hour and a half each day, Monday through Friday.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Aug. 8, 6:30-8:45 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group. Newcomers welcome.
The Laughing Chameleon, located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 9 p.m. Fridays. General admission show tickets are $10 and up; two-drink minimum per person. Ages 21 and up entertainment venue for evening shows unless show is specified as all ages. Mondays at 8:30 p.m.: Funny Monday Showcase, featuring local talent presenting comedy, music, improvisation, magic and illusion. $10 cover. Aug. 3, 9 p.m., and Aug. 4, 8 p.m.: “Mamaphobia,” a one-woman comedy about the realities of motherhood. Aug. 9-11: Tim Walkoe. Aug. 15-17 and Aug. 23-25: Comedy Night with Cameron Esposito; Adam Burk opens. Aug. 17-18: Collin A. Bullock in The Best of Stand-Up Comedy Showcase. Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Bob Jay, Man of 999 Voices.
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. www.maynestage.com. (773) 381-4554. Aug. 2, 8 p.m.; Aug. 3-4, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m.: Comedian Marc Maron. $30 general admission.
Perla Cafe, 1813 Dempster St., Evanston. (847) 424-1382. Aug. 25, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: “An Evening of Comedy and Spoken Word” with author and comedian Debbie Sue Goodman. No cover.
Mazur Dance Festival, featuring ballet, folk and ballroom, at noon Aug. 18 at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Tickets: $20-$35. For information, call (847) 506-9390 or visit http://cuttinghall.org.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Ballet in Cinema series features performances from opera houses throughout the world. Tickets are $15, unless noted otherwise. Aug. 26, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: “Sleeping Beauty,” from the Royal Ballet, London.
Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Classes by BallroomChicago.com. For information, call (847) 757-2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com. Aug. 13, 20 and 27 and Sept. 3 and 10: Basic cha cha, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; intermediate cha cha, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session.
Fairs & festivals
Northbrook Days Festival, through Aug. 5 at Village Green Park, Meadow and Shermer roads, Northbrook, featuring carnival rides, live entertainment and a refreshment tent. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Thursday; 6-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Music schedule — Libido Funk Circus, 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday; Dick Holiday & the Bamboo Gang, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday; Louis Zagoras and Rollover, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday; and Dot Dot Dot, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.northbrookdays.com.
Glencoe Festival of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4-5 at Green Bay Road and Park Avenue, downtown Glencoe, with works by more than 120 artists, live music, food and art activities for children. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Taste of the North Shore & Family Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 460 Sunset Ridge Road at Willow Road, Northfield. The event includes local food and beverage vendors, a Kids Korner with arts and crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, a storyteller and ventriloquist, a family activity center, a beer and wine garden, and live entertainment. Food and beverage tickets, costing $10 for a half sheet and $20 for a full sheet, are available at www.abc-communications.com or by calling (847) 903-0793.
Lakeshore Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 4-5 at at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street, Evanston, featuring live jazz and classical music, a silent art auction, a children’s craft tent, and food by local restaurants. Free admission. Visit www.cityofevanston.org/lakeshore.
Armenian Fest, 5-11 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and 1-7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church, 1701 N. Greenwood Road, Glenview. The event includes Armenian food, desserts, beer and wine available for purchase, as well as music, dancing, activities for children, games, raffles and an Armenian bazaar. Free admission. Call (847) 530-7177.
Art at the Glen Town Center outdoor art festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11-12 at The Glen Town Center, 1800 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. Featuring works by more than 200 juried artists, live music and children’s activities. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Lincolnshire Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18-19 at the Village Green, Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, with works by 120 juried artists, live music and activities for children. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
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. Live music includes Friday — Jamie Lono, 7 p.m., and Los Lonely Boys, 9 p.m. Saturday — Red, White & Blues, 5 p.m., Tallan Noble Latz, 7 p.m., and Matt Andersen, 9 p.m. 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 or call (847) 996-6800.
Port Clinton Art Festival and Taste of Highland Park, Aug. 24-26 at Port Clinton Square, Central, First and Second streets in downtown Highland Park. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday (Taste only); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fest includes works by more than 250 artists, activities for children, food and drink from Highland Park restaurants, and live music. Radio Disney streams live from the festival from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, and the cast from “Million Dollar Quartet” performs from noon-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Art for the Parks, an exhibit and sale presented by Artists on the Bluff, will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 in the Lake Bluff Golf Course tent, north Green Bay Road, Lake Bluff. Paintings, drawings, watercolors, jewelry and ceramics will be featured.
Family Music & Fun Fest, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. The event includes food, carnival-style games, prizes, karaoke, a raffle and live performances all day, from jazz combos to classical string chamber ensembles and 100-plus piece orchestra. Families are welcome to bring their pets. Free admission. For information, call (847) 926-9898 or visit www.mya.org.
Taste of Armenia Festival, noon-6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. James Armenian Church Evanston, 816 Clark St., Evanston. The event features authentic Armenian food, live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and other cultural offerings. Free admission and parking. Visit www.tasteofarmenia.org.
Taste of Serbia Festival, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church, 27450 N. Bradley (old School Road), Lake Forest-Mettawa. Traditional culinary specialties, beverages, children’s activities, music and dancing will be featured. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.tasteofserbia.org or call (847) 247-0077.
Art Fair on the Square, Deer Path Art League’s 58th annual juried fine art show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2-3 on Market Square, Lake Forest. Visit www.deerpathartleague.org.
Highwood Last Call Art Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Highwood Avenue, downtown Highwood, including live music, food and children’s activities. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Lunch and a Movie features “Taken” at noon Aug. 9 at the Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road. Fee is $6 for lunch and the movie. Registration required; call (847) 291-2988.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. All films shown at 1 and 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Aug. 8: “Clear and Present Danger,” rated PG-13. Aug. 11, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: “The Hunger Games,” rated PG-13. Aug. 14, 12:15 p.m.: “La Camara Oscura.” In Spanish and Yiddish, with English subtitles. Aug. 15: “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” rated PG.
Northwestern University’s Summer Outdoor Cinema series presents Parisian-themed family-friendly films on the east lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. Movies begin at sundown (around 8:45 p.m.). Bring blankets and chairs for seating. Admission is free. Rain location is the McCormick Auditorium in Norris Center. For information, call (847) 491-4000. Aug. 8: “The Artist” (2011).
Outdoor film festival, 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the historic home Brushwood at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. The evening will begin with a guided gallery tour of the art exhibit “Genius Loci: Listening to Nature’s Muse,” followed by a screening of films inspired by the theme “Lessons from the Prairie.” In the event of rain, films will be shown in the Welcome Center. $15; $10 for members. Call (847) 968-3345 or visit www.ryersonwoods.org.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Aug, 3, 2 p.m.: “Big Night,” rated R. Aug. 11, 2 p.m.: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” rated PG-13.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Aug. 13, 1 p.m.: Oscar Hammerstein will be the subject of the America’s Musical Theater Legends program.
Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Aug. 15, 10:30 a.m.: “Hollywood on the Prairie.” Lake County Forest Preserves presents the story of the motion picture industry from the 1890s to the 1910s, focusing on local connections.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. (847) 272-6224. www.northbrook.info. Aug. 7, 12:15 p.m.: “Tevye’s Daughters: From Chawton to Broadway.” Jan Lisa Huttner discusses characters from “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Tours & outings
The Evanston History Center presents a summer walking tour series June through October 2012. Conducted by Kris Hartzell, EHC’s director of Visitor Services and Facilities, the tours will focus on a range of topics. Each tour begins and ends at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston, and will take place rain or shine. Tours being at 11 a.m. and run until roughly 12:30 p.m. Admission for each tour is $20; $15 for EHC members. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Call (847) 475-3410 or e-mail email@example.com. “Burnham in Evanston,” a tour of the neighborhood where architect Daniel Burnham lived and worked, Aug. 4 and Oct. 20. “Evanston’s Lakefront,” Aug. 18 and Oct. 6. “Architectural Evanston,” a walk through the original town of Evanston, with a view to the architectural styles of different eras and how they reflect the growth and change of the city, Sept. 1. “Evanston Women’s History,” Sept. 15.
Lake Forest Preservation Foundation will host the Garden Folly Wine Stroll from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at 788 E. Woodland, Lake Forest, featuring an accurate replica of the 18th century Derby summerhouse in Danvers, Mass. Wine and appetizers will be served. $30; $20 for members. For reservations, visit www.lfpf.org or call (847) 234-1230.
The Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. www.celticknotpub.com. No cover unless noted otherwise. Aug. 5, 8 p.m.: Storytelling in the Snug with Jim May featuring “Hell and Obsession — A Laugh a Minute!” (adults only).
Great Age Daytime Program Series offers the following programs at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door, unless noted otherwise. Call (847) 849-9070 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com. Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m.: “Rodgers & Hart in Hollywood,” a mulimedia presentation by Charles Troy. Aug. 22, 2 p.m.: Barry Bradford presents “Queens of Comedy,” focusing on Carol Burnett and Mary Tyler Moore.
Short Story Theatre, a story-telling troupe of local writers, will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Vibe at 1935, 1935 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Performers include Mary Lou Gilliam of Deerfield, Denise Kirshenbaum of Wilmette, Ron Levitsky of Lake Forest and Peggy Lewis of Lincolnshire. Each story is approximately 10 minutes long, with 10-minute breaks in between, during which the audience members are encouraged to tell their own stories to each other around their tables. Call (847) 432-6663 to reserve a table.
Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu. Through Aug. 26: summer hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free; unless noted, admission to all programs is also free. Through Aug. 26: “Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Photographs from the Block Museum.” The exhibit celebrates the depth and diversity of the Block’s permanent collection and its role within Northwestern’s intellectual and cultural life, with works by artists such as Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Mary Cassatt and Ed Paschke.
Deerfield Historic Village, 517 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. (847) 948-0680. www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org. Open Sundays from 2-4 p.m., June through September. Visitors can view five buildings of historic interest including the 1837 Caspar Ott log house, Lake County’s oldest standing building, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. Other buildings include a farm house, one-room schoolhouse, carriage house and visitor center. Permanent exhibit: “Deerfield History,” from the first settlers through the 1950s. Admission is free; donations are welcomed.
Evanston History Center, Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston. (847) 475-3410. www.evanstonhistorycenter.org. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission (includes optional house tour): $10; free for members. Through Labor Day: Free Dawes House tours for all children 12 years old and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Also, free admission will be offered for all active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Through Jan. 28, 2013: “Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Boudoirs,” a look at the evolution of the home’s most personal of spaces and customs from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Documenting sleeping and hygiene habits, the exhibit also explores how the introduction of modern comfort and conveniences, such as the spring mattress and indoor plumbing, changed these spaces.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. (847) 967-4889. www.ilholocaustmuseum.org. Admission: $12; $8 for students and senior citizens; $6 for children ages 5-11. Special exhibitions are free with museum admission. Through Jan. 6, 2013: “Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” a creation of the International Spy Museum. The exhibit explores how the United States should balance civil liberties and individual rights during times of conflict, crisis and fear. At interactive stations following the themes of the exhibition — revolution, sabotage, hate, radicalism, world war, subversion, protest, extremism and terrorism — visitors are able to record their opinions on issues of national security and civil liberties and compare their reactions to those of past Gallup polling results. Aug. 19, 1:30 p.m.: Screening of “Elusive Justice,” a PBS documentary about the more than six decades-long commitment to apprehend Nazi war criminals and place them on trial for crimes against humanity. Free with museum admission; reservations recommended.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Free admission for Mitchell Museum members and tribal members; and on the first Friday of every month. Admission includes all exhibits and events, unless stated otherwise. Through Aug. 5: “Carving a Tradition: Inuit Carvings.” Through Jan. 6, 2013: “Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art.”
“Dreamgirls,” the rags-to-riches story of a female 1960s Motown group, Aug. 22-Nov. 4 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The performance schedule is 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. Tickets: $41-$49, plus tax and handling fees. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. Dinner and theatre tickets, $55, are available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Dinner is at Kings Wharf Restaurant or the Fairfield Inn (based on dining availability). Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, opens it 2012-13 season with the American premiere of “Tusk Tusk,” Sept. 8-Oct. 7. British newcomer Polly Stenham’s play tells the story of London siblings left to fend for themselves after their bipolar mother goes missing. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. No 2:30 p.m. show on Sept. 15. Tickets: $25; $15 for previews, Sept. 8-11. Call (847) 866-8049 or visit www.piventheatre.org.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. 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. On sale at noon Aug. 3.
Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Tickets can be ordered at www.ravinia.org or (847) 266-5100. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.: Crosby, Stills & Nash, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $33. Aug. 4, 7 p.m.: Demi Lovato, in the Pavilion. $50; $27 lawn. Aug. 5, 5 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents “A Tribute to Harold Arlen,” in the Pavilion, featuring vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and the John Pizzarelli Quartet. $40-$70; lawn $10. Aug. 5, 8 p.m.: Martinez-Urioste-Brey Piano Trio, in the Martin Theatre.The program includes works by Beethoven, Arensky and Ravel. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 6, 8 p.m.: Vocal artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in an all-French program to include works by Debussy, Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales; ticket and dining package $40. Aug. 7, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and Jean Yves Thibaudet, piano, in the Pavilion. The program includes works by Debussy and Ravel. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 8, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and Yefim Bronfman, piano, in the Pavilion. The program includes works by Dvořák and Brahms. $40-$70; lawn $10. Aug. 9, 8 p.m.: Gerald Finley, baritone, and Kevin Murphy, piano, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. Aug. 10, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Gerald Finley, baritone, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. Aug. 11-12, 7:30 p.m.: Train, in the Pavilion. $65; lawn $33. Aug. 12, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. Aug. 13, 8 p.m.: Vocal artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program to include songs by American composers. $10; no lawn sales; ticket and dining package $40. Aug. 14, 8:30 p.m.: Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, and Kevin Murphy, piano, in the Martin Theatre. $90; lawn $10. Aug. 15, 8:30 p.m.: Vladimir Feltsman, piano, in the Martin Theatre. The program includes works by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Scriabin. $40-$60; lawn $10. Aug. 16, 6 p.m.: “The Passion of Romantic Music, the Mystique of the Paganini Legend, the Magic of Variations,” with Jade Simmons, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 16, 7 p.m., and Aug. 18, 1 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” in the Martin Theatre. $80; lawn $10. Aug. 17, 6 p.m.: David Greilsammer, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Couperin, Schubert and others. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 17, 7 p.m., and Aug. 19, 1 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s “Idomeneo,” in the Martin Theatre. $80; lawn $10. Aug. 18, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Justin Roberts & the Not Ready For Naptime Players, in the Pavilion. $10; lawn $5. Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Zuill Bailey, cello, and Awadagin Pratt, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall, in an all-Brahms program. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m.: Tony Bennett, in the Pavilion. $91; lawn $28. Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.: Daniil Trifonov, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Scriabin, Stravinsky, Debussy and Chopin. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.: “Happy 100th Birthday Woody Guthrie,” with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Arlo Guthrie, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $22. Aug. 20, 8 p.m.: Soloists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 21, 1 p.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring River North Dance Chicago, in the Pavilion. $10; lawn $5. Aug. 21, 8 p.m.: Ruth Page Festival of Dance featuring River North Dance Chicago, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $10. Aug. 21, 6 p.m.: Sara Davis Buechner, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Weber and others. $10; no lawn sales; ticket and dining package $40. Aug. 22, 6 p.m.: Wolfgang Schmidt, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Debussy, Schnittke and Rachmaninoff. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.: The Dukes of September — Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, in the Pavilion. $85; lawn $27. Aug. 23, 6 p.m.: Rachel Barton Pine, violin, and Matthew Hagle, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Debussy and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 23, 8 p.m.: “Breakfast in America with the Legendary Voice of Supertramp,” in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $16. Aug. 24, 6 p.m.: Lincoln Trio performs works by Brahms and Arensky in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 25, 6 p.m.: Reginald Robinson plays jazz, stride and ragtime piano in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 26, 6 p.m.: Inon Barnatan, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Debussy, Ravel and Schubert. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 28, 6 p.m.: Sean Botkin, piano, in an all-Rachmaninoff program in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 28, 8 p.m.: Ruth Page Festival of Dance featuring Momix, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $60. Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Duran Duran, in the Pavilion. $85; lawn $38. Aug. 31, 6 p.m.: Behzod Abduraimov, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Schubert, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Liszt. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 3, 6 p.m.: Orion Weiss, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Bach, Liszt, Schumann and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 4, 6 p.m.: Johannes Moser, cello, and Orion Weiss, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Debussy, Poulenc and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 6, 8 p.m.: Juilliard String Quartet plays works by Beethoven, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. Sept. 7, 8 p.m.: The Knights, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Wagner, Schumann and Debussy. $75; lawn $15. Sept. 8, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Ruth Page Civic Ballet, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.: The Knights, featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman, in the Pavilion. Program to include Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. $75; lawn $15. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: The Knights, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Debussy, Satie, Couperin, Stravinsky and Ravel. $75; lawn $10.