Arts and entertainment calendar for June 21
Updated: June 19, 2012 8:15PM
“Bluffinia” Summer Concerts from 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays on the Lake Bluff Village Green. (847) 234-0774 or www.lflbchamber.com. July 8: Spoken Four (pop rock). July 15: Jin & Tonic (country). July 22: New Odyssey (three guys, 30 instruments). July 29: Bopology (Sinatra, swing). Aug. 5: 28 Days. Aug. 12: Class of ’68 (’60s/’70s rock). Aug 19: Tropixplosion (Caribbean).
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. June 21: Midwest Dueling Pianos. June 28: Class of ’68 (’60s/’70s rock). July 12: Jin & Tonic (country). July 19: Soda (pop rock). July 26: The Legends (oldies). 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. June 23: The Dooleys (Irish-American folk). July 7: Karen Jordan (children’s interactive music). July 14: 9:30 a.m., Cirrus Falcon (acoustic rock). July 28: Joel Frankel Musical Merriment. 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. July 11: Joel Frankel. July 18: Steve Beno. July 25: Jimmy Mac (one-man rock and roll show). Aug. 1: Little Nashville. Aug. 8: Super Stolie. Aug. 15: Scribble Jim, a solo acoustic performance from ScribbleMonster.
Lake County Forest Preserves’ Events in the Plaza concert series will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Independence Grove Forest Preserve’s outdoor amphitheater, Millennia Plaza, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Parking is $5 per car after 5 p.m. on concert days. The walk-up cafe is open during concerts and serves a variety of entrees, snacks and beverages. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on Thursday of the same week. For information, call (847) 968-3499. June 26: Big James & the Playboys (Chicago blues). July 3: Great Lakes Naval Band. July 10: Rico (Afro-Cuban). July 17: Gizzae (reggae). July 24: Fareed Haque Trio (jazz). July 31: Henhouse Prowlers (bluegrass). Aug. 7: Bumpus (funk and soul).
Mundelein outdoor concert series at Kracklauer Park, 100 N. Seymour Ave., 5:30-7 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.mundelein.org or call (847) 949-3200. June 24: Shout Section Big Band. July 4: 7 p.m., Slamabama. July 8: Midnight (blues/jazz). July 15: Buckley Road Band (country). July 22: Henhouse Prowlers (bluegrass). July 29: Bandoleros (Latin). Aug. 5: The Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra. Aug. 12: MHS Jazz Band.
Sounds of Summer 2012 Concert Series at Viking Park Band Shell, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Weather information number (847) 599-3774. June 28: 28 Days (musical tapas). July 12: Billy Croft & the 5-Alarm (country/rock). July 26: BBI (Motown/blues/rock). Aug. 9: Your Villian My Hero (top 40 hits).
Summer concert series, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Vernon Hills 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. June 21: Spoken Four (pop hits). July 12: The New Invaders (’60s British). July 26: Midwest Dueling Pianos. Aug. 9: White Saddle Band (country/rock).
Summer concert series at 4 p.m. Sundays at Fountain Square in the historic Village of Long Grove, located near Route 83 and Old Route 53. Free admission; bring blankets or chairs for seating. For information, visit http://thelonggroveblog.com. July 8: Occidental Gypsy (gypsy swing, jazz and pop). July 15: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials (blues). July 22: Corky Siegel & the Chamber Blues. July 29: Rory Block (acoustic blues). Aug. 5: Vance Gilbert. Aug. 12: The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band. Aug. 19: Krista Detor.
Summer concert series in the Plaza at Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., Highland Park, from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Information at www.cityhpil.com. June 21: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. June 28: Los Perros Cubanos. July 12: Chicago Outskirts (jazz). July 19: Great Divide. 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).
Summer concert series at 7 p.m. Mondays on the lawn at the Grayslake Public Library, 100 Library Lane. Call (847) 223-5313 or visit www.grayslake.info. June 25: Tear-Water Chili. July 16: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Caribbean). July 23: The Cavern Beat (Beatles tribute). Aug. 6: Makani and Friends (Polynesian).
Summer Courtyard Concerts are held at noon Fridays at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. In the event of rain, concerts are held in the Bradbury Room. Call (847) 623-2041 or see www.waukeganpl.org. June 22: Brent Mitchell Trio (Texas rock/folk/funk). June 29: Barrelhouse Ladies (blues). July 6: Patchouli (folk). July 13: Claudia Russell Duo (folk). July 20: Tony Bernard & the Boppers (‘50s/’60s rock). July 27: Edgar Garcia & the Loko Amor (world/folk). Aug. 3: Midwest Ramblers Cajun Band. Aug. 10: Piper Road Spring Band (bluegrass). Aug. 17: Last Dance Band (Count Basie to polka). Aug. 24: Downhome Sophisticates. Aug. 31: Barry White & Friends (blues/jazz).
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. June 24: Flat Cats (jazz/blues). July 1: A Chicago Cover Story (R& B/vintage rock). July 8: Who Knew (award-winning dance band). July 15: Billy Croft and the 5-Alarm Band. July 22: AC Rock (a cappella). July 29: ABBA Salute. Aug. 5: Big Guitars From Memphis (rockabilly/surf music). Aug. 12: Piano Man (Vegas glitz).
Summer Showcase concert series, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Starbucks Plaza, 675 Deerfield Road, downtown Deerfield. For information, call (847) 945-5321. June 27: Blue Road (rock). July 11: Red, White and Brass (patriotic brass band). July 18: Bob Gand Smooth Jazz. July 25: Big Band Sound of Deerfield.
“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.
“Sabrina Fair,” presented by Theatre in the Woods July 20-29 at The Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door. Call (847) 604-1990.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. June 24, 2-4 p.m.: Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band presents its seventh annual Ensemble Recital. No registration required.
Austin’s Saloon & Eatery, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972. www.austinssaloon.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. June 26, 7:30 p.m.: Puddle of Mudd. July 17, 7 p.m.: Buckcherry. Cubby Bear North,
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. June 22 and 29, 9 p.m.: “Dario Radio” Dueling Pianos show. No cover. June 23, 10 p.m.: Breakfast Club, $6.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce with special guests Mindi Abair, Steve Oliver and Lisa McClowry, and featuring smooth jazz band Lake Effect. $24.75 and $34.75. Nov. 2, 8 p.m.: A cappella group Straight No Chaser — “#SNCLIVE Tour.” $29.50-$49.50.
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. June 24: Song Circle.
“Linkin Park One Night Concert Event: Recorded Live in Berlin,” 7:30 p.m. June 25 at local movie theaters, including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire; Gurnee Cinemas 20, 6144 Grand Ave., Gurnee. Tickets are available at theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
The Melodeers, a six-time International Championship chorus from Northbrook, will perform at 2 p.m. June 24 at the Adlai Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. The 140-voice a cappella women’s group welcomes the 2012 International Championship Quartet Martini as guest performer. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit www.melodeers.org.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. June 27, 7 p.m.: Bluegrass concert featuring Harpeth Rising, four classically trained musicians who play banjo, fiddle, cello, and hand drum.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. June 26, 8 p.m.: Tower of Power (R&B). $35-$65. June 29, 8 p.m.: Blues guitarist and singer Coco Montoya. $18-$30. June 30, 7:30 p.m.: Reely Dan (Steely Dan tribute). $10-$30. July 3, 8 p.m.: Victor Wooten with Spare Parts, $20-$50. July 7, 8 p.m.: One Step at a Time benefit concert with Borrowed Time and Quintet. $10, with proceeds to benefit Children’s Oncology Services. July 11, 8 p.m.: Edwin McCain, $20-$50. July 13, 8 p.m.: John Parr with Sam Llanas, $15-$35. July 14, 9 p.m.: The Prince Experience, $15-$30.July 27, 8 p.m.: The Association, $20-$60. July 28, 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.: Contemporary vocalist Linda Eder presents her “Songbirds” show. $30-$75. July 31: 1960s English pop band The Zombies with Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent. $30-$70. Aug. 4, 8 p.m.: Ron Hawking. Aug. 11, 9 p.m.: Blues/rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd. $36-$75. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: The Smithereens, $20-$40. Sept. 28: Ronnie Baker Brooks with Cedric Burnside Project.
Antioch Fine Arts Foundation Gallery, 983 Main St., Antioch. www.antiochfinearts.org. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sundays. June: Oil paintings and photographs by Kathleen Donahue-DiOrio.
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 July 14: “Weaver’s World, Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media.” Local artist Kathy Weaver exhibits airbrushed textiles, paintings, drawings and sculpture that represent the robots and cyborgs of an imaginary world. Through July 14: “BLOOM,” an exhibit of work inspired by nature’s moments of flourish. Juried and curated by artist and instructor Teresa Hofheimer, the exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, mixed media and sculpture by 20 local artists. July 27-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. Special opening evening, 6-9 p.m. July 27, includes live and silent auctions of select works, and the first chance to purchase pieces of donated art; $50 admission. 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 from the opening evening and sale support The Art Center’s art school scholarship program.
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 June 29: “Here Comes Trouble,” an exhibit of 23 works by Chicago painter Bill Frederick. Frederick uses simple materials of brush, ink, watercolor and paper, and his work expresses his preoccupations with friends and family, history, geography, and a nagging sense of dread.
Cook Memorial Library District’s Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. The Aspen Library Photo Gallery, located in the Quiet Reading Room, features a rotating display of works by local photographers. Through June 29: Jim and Diane Bodkin. June 30-Aug. 10: Chris Smith. Aug. 11-Sept. 21: Jerry Hug.
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 July 27: “Art is … A Photo Festival!”
The Highland Park Art Walk, a juried exhibition of artwork by Illinois artists displayed in downtown Highland Park shops and businesses, will be held through June 30. For more information, visit www.highlandparkartwalk.org or call (847) 440-6542.
Re-invent gallery, 202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; Sundays by appointment. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Through June 22: Multi-media art show of works by the McMahon family of artists. The show includes watercolor paintings, sculptures, glasswork, neons, metalcraft and other media by six members of the family, all Lake Forest natives.
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 June 25: “Malcolm Layson: A Practical Man,” a show of work by Waukegan artist Malcolm Layson, including 25 watercolors, etchings and oil paintings ranging from wartime action in the Pacific Ocean to peaceful family summers in Michigan’s north woods.
Auditions & Opportunities
Clockwise Theatre, 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, will hold general auditions for its 2012-13 season from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22. The season includes “Soul Sisters” by Joanne Koch and Sarah Blacher Cohen; “Cars and Quinceañeras” by Susan Lieberman; and “The Party in the Kitchen” by Madelyn Sergel. Bring four headshots/resumes and a prepared monologue of your choosing. If auditioning for Cleo in “Soul Sisters,” you will also need to prepare an acappella vocal selection. The season calls for actors of all ethnicities and there is a role available for a male actor, 20s, who uses a wheelchair. All actors are paid a per-performance rate. Visit www.clockwisetheatre.org for details, including character descriptions, rehearsal and performance schedules, and instructions for scheduling an audition slot.
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 email@example.com to make an audition appointment. CMS is a 130-voice 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. For more information, visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.
Books & poetry
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. July 12, 10 a.m.: Discussion of The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia by Mary Helen Stefaniak. July 17, 7 p.m.: Dessert with the Author features Mary Helen Stefaniak reading from The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia.
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. July 14: Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin. Aug. 11: One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Quest to Preserve Quiet by Gordon Hempton.
Children’s Concert Series from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the Viking Park Band Shell, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. Call (847) 623-7788. June 26: Jim Gill. July 10: ScribbleMonster. July 24: Jeanie B. Aug. 7: Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies.
Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. June 21, 6:30 p.m.: Screening of “The Wizard of Oz,” rated G. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-7970. www.dancenter-north.com. July 9-25, 3-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays: “Let’s Make a Musical, ” a musical theatre workshop for ages 7-12. $180. July 16 and 18, 6-8:30 p.m.: “How to Audition for a Musical,” for grades 8-12. The workshop will concentrate on vocal preparation and song selection. $50.
Deer Path Art League, located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Summer Art Camp, for grades K-8, meets from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Fee is $150 per week, which includes all materials. June 25-28: Painting & Collage with Beardin. July 2-5: Painting with Rausenberg. July 9-12: Illustration & Books. July 16-19: Assemblage Like Joseph Cornell.
“The Great Snipe Hunt” will be performed by Citadel Theatre at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 23-24 at Melody Farm Nature Preserve, 350 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. The production is suitable for ages 5 and above. $15 general admission. For tickets, call (847) 735-8554 or visit www.citadeltheatre.org.
Improv Playhouse Black Box Theatre, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville. (847) 968-4529. www.improvplayhouse.com. July 9-13: Acting showcase for children in grade 3 through college students, taught by Los Angeles-based agent/casting director Diane Christiansen. Topics include rehearsal, image prep, resume creation/refining, agent presentation packet and interview skills. Fees range from $200-$225.
Improv Playhouse offers film making camps for youth at its Lake Street Studio, 116 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Tween Film Making, for grades 5-8, meets June 25-July 6; fee is $540. Teen Film Making, for grades 8-12, meets July 9-20 and July 23-Aug. 3; fee is $560 per two-week session. All professional equipment, software, digital tape and a duplicated copy of the final edited project(s) on DVD are included in camp fees. For more information, call (847) 968-4529 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. www.marriotttheatre.com. (847) 634-0200. July 7-Aug. 18: Marc Robin’s musical retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale “Sleeping Beauty.” Performances are at 10 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday. $15 per person.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. June 22, 11 a.m.: Dave Herzog’s Marionettes present “Puppet Soup!” For children up to age 8 with an adult. June 26, 2 p.m.: Ken Schultz, the Flying Fool, entertains with an afternoon of comedy, juggling, and hilarious feats in a program for grades 1-9. July 11, 7 p.m.: Family Fest — The Magic of Danny Orleans.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. June 30, 8 p.m.: Best of the Midwest Old School Comedy Jam, presented by Tio Hardiman and featuring Kenny Howell, Alex Ortiz, Tony Sculfield, Charles, and guest host BLT. General admission $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Rich Burnett’s Sunday Afternoon Ballroom Tea Dance, 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of June, July and August at Dance Academy of Libertyville, 746 Park Ave. ( Route 176). $5 per person. For information, call (262) 942-8301.
Fairs & festivals
Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, June 22-24 in the Expo Center at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 Peterson Road, Grayslake. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Fiber arts instructors will conduct workshops in knitting, spinning, felting, weaving, basket making, macramé, beading and polymer clay modeling. Musicians will perform throughout the fair, and there will be a fleece judging competition, folk art and vintage handbag exhibits, a vendor marketplace, and food concessions. There will also be a Garment Extravaganza runway presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, and a llama/alpaca show on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10 each day; $25 for all three days. Free admission for children 10 and under. For information or to register for workshops, visit www.fiberandfolk.com.
The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Craft, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24 on the streets surrounding The Art Center — Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road. The festival showcases original works from 130 juried artists, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and more. There will also be live entertainment, food concessions, children’s activities and a silent auction. Free admission; $5 donations to support The Art Center encouraged. For information, call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Artists on the Bluff will present its annual Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24 on the village green in Lake Bluff. Orginal artwork on display and for sale will include paintings, drawings, jewelry, sculpture and pottery. There will also be vendors offering refreshments, live musical entertainment, a children’s tent, and opportunities for visitors to participate in sketching and figure drawing. For information, call (847) 735-0620 or (847) 650-2125.
Turner Classic Movies presents “Singin’ in the Rain” 60th anniversary event at 7 p.m. July 12 local theaters including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets available at participating theater box offices and www.FathomEvents.com.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. June 23, 2 p.m.: “Big Miracle,” rated PG. July 13, 2 p.m.: “Mostly Martha,” rated PG. July 21, 2 p.m.: “The Artist,” rated PG-13.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. July 10, 12:30 p.m.: Lunch & Learn series features “Sammy Davis Jr., The World’s Greatest Entertainer.” July 24, 1 p.m.: Art historian Jeff Mishur presents “A Gold Medal Collection of Art: London’s National Gallery.”
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. Ages 13 to adult are welcome. Upcoming meeting is July 18. For information, visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
Workshops & classes
Deer Path Art League, located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Summer classes include Abstract Painting, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29-Aug. 17.
Improv Playhouse, 116 W. Lake St., Libertyville. (847) 968-4529. www.improvplayhouse.com. June 27-Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m. Wednedays: Adult stand-up comedy workshop, taught by Dobie Maxwell. Material will be developed and performed in a showcase at the end of the workshop. $195. June 28-Aug. 2, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays: Art of Storytelling classes, taught by Paul Whitehouse. Students will explore tales from oral traditions, personal stories and historical stories. $195.
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 June 25-July 7, July 9-20, July 23-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-17. Camps meet for an hour and a half each day, Monday through Friday.
StoryStudio Chicago hosts a writing retreat July 20-22 at Ragdale, 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest. The workshop includes four class sessions, offering fiction and creative nonfiction topics. Guest instructor is poet and memorist Laura Ramos Hegwer. Fee is $450-$595. For information, call (773) 477-7710.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. July 11, 6:30 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group; newcomers are welcome. No registration required.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Buddy Valstro: The Cake Boss Homemade for the Holidays Tour. Tickets are $35.75 and $45.75. VIP tickets, $85, include a post-show meet and greet. Tempel Farms
, 17000 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth. (847) 623-7272. www.tempelfarms.com. Performances by the Tempel Lipizzan stallions, set to classical music, with the stable open for touring following the show. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held indoors. Matinee performances are 1-3 p.m. June 24, July 25, July 29, Aug. 22, Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. Tickets in advance are $25, $20 active military and veterans, $15 children under 15; tickets at the door are $30, $20 for children and military/veterans. Evening toast and performance, 6-9 p.m. July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8. Evening performances begin with a champagne toast to the Lipizzan breed and honored guests. Following the performance, guests are invited into the stable courtyard where complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served as the sun sets. Advance tickets only for evening shows, $50; $45 active military and veterans, $20 children under 15.
Deerfield Historic Village, 517 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. (847) 948-0680. www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org. Open Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., June through September, and by appointment. 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.
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 Sept. 5, free admission will be offered to all active duty military personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museums program. 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.
Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Tickets can be ordered at www.ravinia.org or (847) 266-5100. June 21, 8 p.m.: Violinists Miriam Fried and Pamela Frank, violists Kim Kashkashian and Paul Biss, Ralph Kirshbaum, cello, and Leon Fleisher, piano, perform works by Mozart and Korngold, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. June 22, 8 p.m.: Tribute to Lena Horne by Nnenna Freelon, in the Martin Theatre. $75; lawn $10. June 23, 4:45 p.m.: Live national broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, in the Pavilion. $35-$65; lawn $10. June 23, 8 p.m.: “Philip Glass at 75,” Philip Glass, piano, and Timothy Fain, violin, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. June 24, 7 p.m.: “An Evening of Bluegrass and Comedy” with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $27; ticket and dining package $90. June 25, 8 p.m.: Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $22; ticket and dining package $65. June 26, noon: Lunch discussion with Brian Kellow, author and Opera News features editor, and Welz Kauffman, Ravinia president and CEO, in the Dining Pavilion. $60. June 26, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Menahem Pressler, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. June 26, 8 p.m.: Zukerman Chamber Players perform works by Brahms and Shostakovich in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. June 27, 7:30 p.m.: Go Brazil! — Ramsey Lewis and His Electric Band, in the Pavilion. Concert features dance floor on the lawn and the sixth annual Women’s Board Dance Contest. $65; lawn $22; ticket and dining package $70. June 28, 8 p.m.: The Goodbye Tour — Glen Campbell and Ronnie Milsap, in the Pavilion. $60; lawn $27. June 29-30 and July 1, 2 p.m.: Piano and Strings Concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. June 29, 7 p.m.: Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $22. June 30, 7:30 p.m.: Sarah McLachlan with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, in the Pavilion. $75; lawn $33. July 1, 7 p.m.: Jake Shimabukuro with A Far Cry, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $16. July 2, 8 p.m.: Tribute to Kate Smith with Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano, and Craig Terry, piano, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 3, 8 p.m.: Violinist Midori performs Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin, Part I, in the Martin Theatre. $75; lawn $10. July 4, 5 p.m.: All-American program performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, conductor, in the Pavilion. $25; lawn $10. July 5, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Gary Hoffman, cello, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 5, 8 p.m.: Violinist Midori performs Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin, Part II, in the Martin Theatre. $75; lawn $10. July 6, 8 p.m.: Emerson String Quartet performs works by Mozart, Adès and Beethoven, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 7, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert features the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra in “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” in the Pavilion. $10; lawn $5. July 7, 5:30 p.m.: Piano and Strings preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. July 7, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden, conductor, performs Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, in the Pavilion. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 8, 2 p.m.: Piano and strings concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 8, 5 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Marvin Hamlisch, conductor, and vocalist Idina Menzel, in the Pavilion. $90; lawn $10. July 8, 8 p.m.: Angel Romero, guitar, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 9, 7:30 p.m.: Santana, in the Pavilion. $100; lawn $38. July 9, 8 p.m.: Piano and strings artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. July 10, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Ida Kavafian, violin, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 10, 8 p.m.: An Evening with Natalie Merchant and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, in the Pavilion. $50; lawn $22; ticket and dining package $65. July 11, 8 p.m.: The Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts, in the Pavilion. $70; lawn $27. July 12, 8 p.m.: Benedetti, Elschenbroich, Grynyuk Trio performs works by Strauss, Brahms and Tchaikkovsky, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 13, 5:30 p.m.: Piano and strings preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. July 13, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, performs Brahms: Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Cello, and Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, in the Pavilion. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 14, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Ralph’s World, in the Pavilion. $15; lawn $5. July 14, 5:30 p.m.: Piano and strings preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. July 14, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, in the Pavilion. The program includes works by Dvorak and Korngold. $25; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $45. July 15, 2 p.m.: Piano and strings concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 15, 5 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kaufman, conductor, with vocalist Barbara Cook, in the Pavilion. $50-$90; lawn $10. July 16, 8 p.m.: Piano and strings artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10 (no lawn sales); ticket and dining package $40. July 16, 8 p.m.: Baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Christoph Eschenbach perform works by Schubert and Brahms, in the Martin Theatre. $75; lawn $10. July 17, 8 p.m.: Diana Krall, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $27. July 18, 8 p.m.: Tedeschi Trucks Band, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $27; ticket and dining package $65. July 19, 5:30 p.m.: Piano and strings preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. July 19, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and Janai Brugger, soprano, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Kurt Weill. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 20, 8 p.m.: The BoDeans, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $27. July 21, 7 p.m.: Gala evening benefiting Ravinia’s education programs, featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, soprano Patricia Racette and vocalist Patti LuPone. Program to include arias of Puccini, Dvorak, and Catalani, and hits from Broadway. $70-$100; lawn $10. July 22, 7:30 p.m.: Seal, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $33. July 23, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra string players and Rachel Schutz, soprano, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. July 24, 8 p.m.: Tokyo String Quartet, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Haydn and Beethoven. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 25, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and violinist Joshua Bell, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Barber, Shostakovich and Ravel. $50-$90; lawn $10. July 26, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Berlioz, Verdi, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Rossini. $25; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $45. July 27-28, 7:30 p.m.: James Taylor, in the Pavilion. $115; lawn $33. July 28, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute Program for Singers master class with James Conlon, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 29, 2 p.m.: Vocal concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. July 29, 5 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and Denis Matsuev, piano, in an all-Tchaikovsky program, in the Pavilion. Includes the “1812” Festival Overture, Op. 49, with real cannons. $40-$70; lawn $10. Park opens at 3 p.m., with family activities on the north lawn and Cannon Ball 2012, a free pre-concert party for teens. July 29, 8 p.m.: Pianists Misha Dichter and Cipa Dichter, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Barber, Copland, Debussy and Brahms. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 30, 8 p.m.: Pianist Denis Matsuev in an all-Russian program, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky. $40-$60; lawn $10. July 31, 8 p.m.: One Score, One Chicago presents the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, John Axelrod, conductor, Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and pianist Gabriela Montero, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Grieg, Montero and Holst. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75.