CLC’s Lumber Center offers Cirque-Tacular event
Cirque-Tacular Entertainment brings its circus-flavored variety show to Grayslake’s James Lumber Center for Performing Arts April 14.
Updated: April 13, 2012 4:06PM
The themes will range from “Houdini” to “Coney Island” to “Street Tap” and more when Cirque-Tacular Entertainment presents “Best of Circurious” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.
“I’m always curious about cirque,” joked Gwethalyn J. Bronner, center executive director. “We sell out those types of events all the time.”
Bronner noted that this company has never performed at the center. She was particularly attracted to the fact that it was willing to shape a show for that 600-seat venue.
In addition, she said, “I wanted a chance to bring something different that we haven’t had before.”
The variety show features circus artists performing acts from the company’s touring production, including singing, dancing, acrobatics, stunts and aerial acts.
Tickets are $29 to $39, $16 for teens, $8 for kids younger than 12.
For details, call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
Kids will hear a story about golf and then play a free round of mini-golf during Share a Story at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Rink Side Family Entertainment Center, Gurnee Mills Mall, Illinois 132 west of Interstate 94 in Gurnee. Starting at 11:30 a.m. visitors can get a slice of cheese pizza or hot dog, soda or Kool-Aid and 10 game credits for $3 plus tax.
For details, call (847) 856-1064, ext. 229, or visit www.rink-side.com.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a hat—the sillier the better—to the Mad Hatters Family Storytime from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Members of the Junior League of Chicago will share stories, songs, skits and poems at this drop-in event.
For details, call (847) 362-2330 or visit cooklib.org.
To the rescue
The Muppet Theater is in danger of being razed until the world’s biggest Muppet fan helps Kermit the Frog and friends save the place in “The Muppets.” The 2011 PG musical comedy will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein.
For details, call (847) 566-8702 or visit fremontlibrary.org.
Pop in for puppetry
Kids can create their own puppet in the Lake Forest Children’s Library, 360 E. Deerpath, anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, April 16. All ages are invited to participate in the puppet day drop-in craft.
For details, call (847) 234-0636 or visit www.lakeforestlibrary.org.