Arts and entertainment calendar for April 19
Updated: April 17, 2012 9:24PM
“Almost, Maine” will be presented by the College of Lake County Theatre Department April 20-28 in the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. On a clear midwinter night, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the town’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Tickets: $10; $8 for senior citizens. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
“Girls Night: The Musical,” 8 p.m. May 19 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. The performance follows five friends in their 30s and 40s during a wild girls’ night out at a karaoke bar. Tickets: $41.50 and $47.50. Visit www.geneseetheatre.com or call (847) 263-6300.
“Lend Me a Tenor,” May 4-June 3 at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. Additional performance at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Tickets: $35-$37.50 general admission, with discounts for students and senior citizens. Call (847) 735-8554 or visit www.citadeltheatre.org.
“Pippin,” presented by The Music Theatre Company through May 6 at the Karger Center, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Curtain at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $40. Call (847) 579-4900 or visit www.themusictheatrecompany.org.
“The Pirates of Penzance,” through June 10 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.
“Troilus and Cressida” will be presented as a theatrical reading by Equity actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago at 2 p.m. April 22 at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave. A discussion with the actors follows the performance. To register, call (847) 432-1573 or visit www.hplibrary.org.
The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will present its 11th annual spring concert, “I’ve Heard that Somewhere Before!”, at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. The program includes “Hungarian Rhapsody #2” by Franz Liszt, “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss, Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in Eb Major for Alto Saxophone, and “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $8 for seniors and students. Call (847) 459-2525 or visit www.bgsb.org.
Chicago Master Singers, directed by Alan Heatherington, performs at Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny. Call (800) 595-4849 or visit www.chicagomastersingers.org. Ticket prices: preferred seating $48, general seating $38, side seating $28; discounts available for seniors and students. April 20, 7:30 p.m., and April 22, 7 p.m.: “Russia and the Baltics,” featuring music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, as well as works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Glazunov and Chesnokov. Free pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance.
College of Lake County, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. May 4, 8 p.m.: Spring choral concert, “A Choral Tapestry,” featuring 120-plus vocalists from four choirs singing a variety of genres, including oratorio, opera, musical theater, modern pop, spirituals and gospel. Dancers from the CLC Dance department will also perform on selected pieces. Choral ensembles performing include the Choir of Lake County, the CLC Singers, the Chamber Singers and the Gospel Choir. $5 general admission; $4 for senior citizens. May 9, 7:30 p.m.: CLC Concert Band performs music from both the classical and modern wind band repertoire. $5 general admission; $4 for senior citizens.
The Highland Park Strings, conducted by Stephen Burns, presents “Now and Then” at 3 p.m. May 20 at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave. The program includes works by Haydn, Schubert and Mozart, as well as “Serenade for Flute, Strings and Percussion” by Deerfield resident Armando Susmano. Admission is free. Preconcert lecture by Stephanie Ettelson at 2 p.m. For information, visit www.hpstrings.org.
Lake Forest Lyrica presents chamber and choral music in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel at Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road. (847) 735-6170. www.lakeforest.edu/lyrica. $15 at the door; $5 for students. April 22, 3 p.m.: Third Coast Percussion presents “American Masters at 100,” works by Owen Clay, John Cage and David Skidmore.
Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm, Deerfield. April 29, 2 p.m.: Pianists Saori Chiba and Paul Dykstra perform “The Music of Mozart and Brahms.” $10; $8 for Patty Turner Center members. Must register by April 20; call (847) 940-4010.
Pilgrim Chamber Players present “Stars of Tomorrow,” a free concert of solo and chamber music performed by prize-winning young musicians from the Chicago area, at 3 p.m. April 22 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Call (847) 433-0992 or visit www.pilgrimplayers.org. .
Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg and lutenist Joel Spears will present a concert at 1:30 p.m. April 22 at North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield. The program will contain songs and instrumental pieces from 17th century England. Featured composers include John Dowland, Robert Johnson, Thomas Morley, John Blow and Henry Purcell. For information, call Wayland Rogers, (773) 844-5055.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972. www.austinssaloon.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. April 20: Austin’s 420 Bash with Rough Night Out and Trigger Fish. April 21: Rod Tuffcurls & the Benchpress. April 28: 16 Candles. May 5: Modern Day Romeos. May 8, 8 p.m.: Hellyeah and Clutch. May 10: Hank 3. May 11: Kittie. College of Lake County,
James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. (847) 543-2300. May 6, 4 p.m.: Guest Artist Concert featuring Wayne Bergeron on trumpet performing with the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble. CLC’s Wind Ensemble will also perform. $5 general admission; $4 for senior citizens.
Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. May 12, 9 p.m.: Sebastian Bach (heavy metal). $17 in advance; $20 at the door. 21 and over show.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. May 11, 7:30 p.m.: Daughtry Break the Spell 2012 Tour, with pop rock group Safetysuit. Opening the show is singer/songwriter Mike Sanchez. $42.50-$52.50. May 18, 8 p.m.: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang. $36-$76. June 7, 7:30 p.m.: Willie Nelson. $42.50-$85.
Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies 2012 will be screened at 7 p.m. April 19 at local movie theaters, including the Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. The concert was recorded July 18, 1989, at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
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, students and senior citizens.No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. Reservations encouraged for all concerts; call (847) 602-8882. For information, visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. April 22 and May 27: Song Circle. April 29: My Sweet Patootie; Jim Gary opens. May 6: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. May 13: Mother’s Day; no event planned. May 20: Concert Stage features Chris Walz, formerly the lead singer and guitarist with the Special Consensus Bluegrass Band. Kourtney Bradfish opens.
Stained Glass Coffeehouse features live music at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Performances begin at 7 p.m. $15 donation; proceeds benefit local and international charities. Visit www.stainedglasscoffeehouse.com. April 28: Kim and Reggie Harris; Amy Dixon-Kolar opens.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. April 19, 8 p.m.: Little River Band with Mike Himebaugh of Hello Dave, $20-$55. April 27, 8 p.m.: James Cotton and Eddy Clearwater (blues). $20-$30. May 4, 9 p.m.: Geoff Tate of Queensryche. $27.50-$40. May 18, 8:30 p.m.: Vanilla Ice. $20-$40. May 19, 7:30 p.m.: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute). $10-$25. June 26, 8 p.m.: Tower of Power (R&B). $35-$65. June 29, 8 p.m.: Blues guitarist and singer Coco Montoya. Tickets start at $15. June 30, 7:30 p.m.: Reely Dan (Steely Dan tribute).
The Antioch Fine Arts Gallery, 983 Main St., Antioch. www.antiochfinearts.org. April: Works by Linda Esposito.
Artists on the Bluff Station Gallery, located in the north portion of the Lake Bluff train station, 600 N. Sheridan Road, displays works by local artists. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. For information, visit www.artistsonthebluff.org. April 20, 6-8 p.m.: Opening reception for “Bugs, Birds, and Botanicals.”
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. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Through May 12: CLC Student Art Competition, a juried exhibit of works by current College of Lake County art students, featuring painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, jewelry, digital media and sculpture.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery, located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturdays by appointment. Through May 25: “Art is … Lasting Landscape,” an exhibit of traditional images featuring unique use of color and technique by landscape artists.
Lakes Area Community Band will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 7 in the auditorium at Antioch Community High School, 1133 Main St. (Route 83), Antioch. Free admission and complimentary refreshments. Call (847) 767-7878 or visit www.lacb.org.
Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. (847) 968-3345. www.ryersonwoods.org. Through April 29: “Animals Are Outside Today,” an exhibition of the photography by Colleen Plumb.
Undercroft Gallery, located in the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment at (847) 367-5308. Through April 30: “Maggie Schwarz Kraus ... From the Start,” featuring several current paintings, as well as sketchbooks. “Wrapping It Up” reception will be from 1-4 p.m. April 21.
Auditions & Opportunities
Actors age 13 and older are invited to audition for the College of Lake County summer musical, “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at 6:30 p.m. May 21-22 in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Prepare one minute of a song from “Sweeney Todd.” A piano accompanist will be provided. Bring an acting resume, if available. Callbacks will be held May 24. Performance dates are July 20-29. For more information, contact director Craig Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 543-2567.
Encore Theatre will hold auditions for “Rent” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 26 at Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Auditions are open to high school and college actors, singers and dancers. Prepare 16-32 bars of a rock/pop or contemporary musical theatre song and bring sheet music. Rehearsals begin July 21; production dates are Aug. 9-12. If cast, there is a $150 workshop fee. For an audition appointment, visit www.encoretheatre.net or call (847) 708-8880.
Chicago Middle & High School Battle of the Bands in support of the American Cancer Society will take place May 6 at Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire. Middle school and high school bands interested in competing can find details at www.bandsbattlingcancer.org, or call (847) 945-6830. Registration deadline is April 22.
The Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation is accepting entries for “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012,” open to artists, 18 years or older, from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. The topic of the juried show is farm scenes, including buildings, equipment, animals, fields, crops and people. Cash prizes will be awarded. Winning artists will be eligible for Awards of Excellence in the amount of $300, $200 and $100 for first, second and third place positions. A special award of $250 will be given for the best image of a Lake County, Illinois, farm scene. Winning artists’ work will be on display at the Discovery Museum, located in the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda, from Aug. 25 through Nov. 4. Entry deadline is June 1. For details, visit www.lchff.org.
Artists are sought for the second annual Mundelein Fine Arts Festival, a juried art festival to be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8-9 at Kracklauer Park in downtown Mundelein. Booth fee is $120; jury fee is $10. Artists should submit a cd with four jpeg or tif images of their work and one of their booth setup. Application deadline is June 15. Applications can be downloaded at www.mundeleinartsfestival.com. For more information, contact Terry Skriba at email@example.com or (847) 970-9235.
“Women in Business Helping Women in Crisis” family concert benefit, 3-7 p.m. April 29 at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. The all-ages event includes dinner, entertainment and bowling, with music by the Chicago Women in the Blues, featuring keyboardist Joan Gand & the Blue Road Band and vocalists Peaches Staten, Vivian Vance Kelly, Shirley King (daughter of BB King), Liz Mandeville and Donna Herula. Tickets are $45. Visit www.emergencyfund.org.
Cirque du Art gala will be held at 7 p.m. May 3 at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The evening includes performance art by Redmoon Chicago, an exhibition of contemporary artwork, “Objets Extraordinaire” by Jean Albano Gallery, a raffle, silent auction, and refreshments. Tickets are $150 per person, with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit art center. For tickets or information, visit http://theartcenterhp.org/cirque-du-art.
Books & poetry
College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. April 19, 7 p.m.: Willow Review literary magazine will hold a reading and reception in Room C003. Contributors to this year’s award-winning literary magazine will read from their original poetry and prose. The featured author is James Reiss, whose latest book is Riff on Six: New and Selected Poems. For information, call (847) 543-2040.
Cook Memorial Library District’s Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. April 23, 7 p.m.: Former United States Secret Service Agent Clint Hill will discuss his new book, Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir, at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church Street, Libertyville. Free, but registration is required. May 16, 11:30 a.m.: Ann Packer reads from and signs her latest book, Swim Back to Me. Registration required.
Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. April 30, 7 p.m.: Lauren Fox, former freelance writer turned novelist, will read from her new book, Friends Like Us. Books for signing will be available for purchase, courtesy of Lake Forest Bookstore. May 8, 7 p.m.: Karen Kruse will discuss her new book, A Chicago Firehouse: Stories of Wrigleyville’s Engine 78. Prairie Crossing Charter School,
1531 Jones Point Road, Grayslake. April 20, 7:30 p.m.: Author and journalist Richard Louv will discuss and sign his new book, The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Digital Age. Free, but registration is required. Visit www.libertyprairie.org and click on “What We Do” and “Events,” or call Julia Kemerer, (847) 968-3308.
Volo Bog, 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. Books selected for discussion range from classic to contemporary. Reservations are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 344-1294. May 12: The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story by Brian Swimme. June 9: The Story of Stuff — How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health —And a Vision for Change by Annie Leonard.
Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee. (847) 244-5150. www.wnpl.info. Registration required for programs unless otherwise noted. May 16, 7 p.m.: Ann Packer reads from and signs her latest book, Swim Back to Me.
Academy at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, offers summer performance camps, including “School House Rock Live Jr.,” for grades 1-4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 11-July 7; and “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” for grades 5-12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 11-July 11. Fee is $899 per student. Visit www.citadeltheatre.org/education/summer-performance-camp.html.
Cook Memorial Public Library District’s Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. www.cooklib.org. April 28, 10:30 a.m: Storyteller/actor Chris Fascione presents “Juggling Funny Stories.”
Improv Playhouse offers summer performing arts camps in Libertyville and Highland Park for children in first grade through high school, including “Hairspray” and “Camp Glee” musical theater camps, teen film making, fashion modeling, and improv comedy. For information or to register, call (847) 968-4529 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through May 12 at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Performances are at 10 a.m. most Tuesdays through Saturdays. $15 per person, plus tax and handling fees. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.MarriottTheatre.com.
College of Lake County, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. (847) 543-2300. April 20, 8 p.m.: Stand-Up Dads present clean humor about family life. Adult themes in parenting are discussed and content may not be suitable for youth under 18. $22-$30; $20-$28 for seniors.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. April 20, 7:30 p.m.: The Second City: Laugh Out Loud Tour, featuring sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 50-plus year history. $38.
Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-7970. www.dancenter-north.com. May 4, 8 p.m.: Tap Jam, featuring new pieces by Dancenter North’s Soul-2-Soles Tap Company and guests, including professional tap company Cartier Collective and the musical group Emotional Shock. $10 for general admission; $3 for “peanut gallery” seating.
Ballroom Chicago Saturday Night Dance, 8-11 p.m. April 28 at Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. $10 per person. Free mini-lesson from 7:15-7:45 p.m. (with paid admission). Visit www.ballroomchicago.com or call (847) 757-2227.
Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-7970. www.dancenter-north.com. June 11-July 28: Summer session of dance and singing classes, plus special camps and workshops, for children ages 3-5. Offerings include Story Book Ballet, Ballerina Dreams Camp, The Singing Teddy Bear’s Picnic, and Try Me Trio of ballet, tap and singing. Also offering workshops for students in grades 2-12, including “Mix it Up,” featuring ballet, jazz, and modern dance styles; and classes in jazz dance, tap, audition skills, ballet and more.
Highland Park Players offer Broadway-style tap dancing classes taught by the group’s choreographer, Jennifer Cupani, at West Ridge Center in Highland Park. Classes will be held from 8:30-9:30 p.m. April 30, May 7 and May 21; and 11 a.m.-noon May 5 and May 19. Prior tap experience is helpful, but not necessary. Classes are open to anyone 14 and older and will not be taught in a linear manner, so those interested can join the series at any point. Cost is $15 per class, per person; or $60 per person for all five classes by registering online at www.highlandparkplayers.com. Payment can also be made before each class in person by cash or check only.
Rich Burnett’s Sunday Afternoon Ballroom Tea Dances, 1-4 p.m. April 22, May 13 and May 27 in the Dance Academy of Libertyville building, 746 Park Ave. (Route 176 ), Libertyville. $5 per person.
Shoreline Dance Club plays recorded music for easy ballroom dancing in the Stuart Community Room of the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Lessons are given by professional instructors Bob and Penny Urbon at 7:30 p.m., followed by an evening of social dancing. Adults of all ages and dancing abilities welcome. Attire is dressy/casual. Admission per couple is $20 for members; $25 for guests. Membership is $20 per year per couple. Call (847) 816-7602 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com/shoreline.htm. April 21: Fox trot. May 19: Rumba.
College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. International Film Series - There is no charge to attend the films, which will be screened at 7 p.m. in Room A162 (Anderson lecture hall), unless noted otherwise. Films are subtitled when necessary, have adult content and are not suitable for children. For information, contact Christopher Cooling at (847) 543-2623 or email@example.com. April 20: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” (France/Germany, 2011). Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores 30,000-year-old paintings recently discovered on a cave wall in southern France.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. April 21: Chicago Latino Film Festival presents “Let’s Go with Pancho Villa” (1926) at 2 p.m., $5.50, $4 children; “The Color of Guayaba” at 5 p.m., $7.50, $5 children; “América” at 8 p.m., $8.50, $5 children. Films are not rated and may contain mature language and subject matter. Visit www.latinoculturalcenter.org.
Grayslake Area Public Library, 100 Library Lane. (847) 223-5313. www.grayslake.info. April 20, 6:30 p.m.: Alfred Hitchcock Film Series features “Vertigo,” starring James Stewart.
Shutter Bugs Camera Club meets 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. Membership is $15. Ages 13 to adult are welcome. Upcoming meeting is May 20. For information, visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
ComboSingles, open to singles 21-plus. For information about the group and upcoming events, call (847) 757-1299 or (847) 331-1066, or visit www.combosingles.org. Bowling league at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at Brunswick Zone, 10 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield. Fee is $25, which covers pizza, drink, bowling and shoes.
Tours & outings
Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. May 3, 5-11:30 p.m.: The library hosts a bus trip to see “Jersey Boys” at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. $50 includes ticket and deluxe motor coach transportation; $58 includes ticket, transportation and a Café Pyrenees boxed dinner. Tickets must be purchased in person and can be paid with cash or check.
College of Lake County, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. (847) 543-2300. www.clcillinois.edu/tickets. April 27-28, 7:30 p.m., and April 29, 2 p.m.: The 14th annual Fear No Art, a festival of dance, drama, music, poetry and art presented by College of Lake County students, faculty and community members. The program includes original choreography by CLC students and faculty using many styles of dance, including ballet, belly dancing, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance. Fear No Art will also feature vocalists, a videographer, poets, pianists, and displays of visual art in the lobby. $10 general admission; $8 seniors; $4 for children under 12. “This American Life – Live!”
, a live performance from the Skirball Center at New York University, will broadcast at 7 p.m. May 10 to movie theaters nationwide, including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, and Gurnee Cinemas 20, 6144 Grand Ave, Gurnee. The stage version of the radio show will include stories by writer David Rakoff, comedian Tig Notaro and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington, centered on the theme “The Invisible Made Visible.” Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
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; $2.50 for children ages 4-17; free for children 3 and younger. Through Aug. 19: “The Blues: From the Heart and Soul,” featuring playbills and autographs, as well as the original musical instruments that created some of the most influential music in American history.