Arts and entertainment calendar for July 19
Updated: July 17, 2012 9:57PM
“Bluffinia” Summer Concerts from 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays on the Lake Bluff Village Green. (847) 234-0774 or www.lflbchamber.com. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. on select Thursdays. Weather information number (847) 599-3774. July 26: BBI (Motown/blues/rock). Aug. 9: Your Villian My Hero (top 40 hits).
Summer concert series, 7-9 p.m. on select 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
“The Music Man,” presented by CenterStage July 27-Aug. 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. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets in advance are $20, $15 for students and seniors; $25 at the door. Visit www.CenterStageLakeForest.org or call (847) 234-6062.
“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 or visit www.theatreinthewoods.net.
“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” July 20-29 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. The production contains mature themes and is not appropriate for children age 12 and under. Tickets: $16 general admission; $13 for seniors. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
“The Wiz” will be presented by Jr. Encore Theatre at 7 p.m. July 19-20 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 21 in the auditorium at Lake Forest High School, 1285 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest. Tickets: $12. Call (847) 708-8880 or visit www.encoretheatre.net.
“A Birthday Celebration: The Grateful Dead Movie Event” will be shown at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at local movie theaters, including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com.
“Broadway A to Z,” Liberty Town Productions’ fourth annual Musical Summer Showcase, will be performed at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. July 28 at Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. All songs in the 90-minute cabaret are from Broadway shows, ranging from classics to the most contemporary. Tickets: $20; $10 for students. Visit www.libertytownproductions.com.
Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. July 19 and 26, 4:30-7 p.m.:: Mer Happy Hour weather permitting, on the deck. No cover. July 20 and 27, 9 p.m.: Chicago Dueling Pianos, no cover. July 21, 10 p.m.: John Burrows Project, $5 cover. July 28, 10 p.m.: Twista, with special guests. $25 in advance; $30 day of 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. 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 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. July 22 and Aug. 26: Song Circle. July 29: SongSisters, featuring Amy Dixon-Kolar, Sue Fink, Patti Shaffner and Claudia Anderson. Singer-guitarist Chuck VanderVennet opens. Aug. 12: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Aug. 19: Stage Leftovers play swing, country, folk-rock and blues.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. July 26, 8:30 p.m.: Chris Barron, “The Voice of the Spin Doctors,” with Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie and Chris Quinlan from Bottle of Justus. $10-$15. 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, 7:30 p.m.: 1960s English pop band The Zombies with Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent. $35-$55. 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. 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.
“The Who: Quadrophenia--Can You See The Real Me?” The Story Behind The Album will be shown at 8 p.m. July 24 at local movie theaters, including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, and Gurnee Cinemas 20, 6144 Grand Ave., Gurnee. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
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. 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 Aug. 10: “Joe Price: Serigraphs.”
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 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!”
Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park, 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan. (847) 360-4741. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Through Aug. 9: Works by Waukegan artist Maggie Schwarz Kraus, sponsored by the Lake County Art League.
Lake County Discovery Museum, located in the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176, west of Fairfield Road, near Wauconda. (847) 968-3400. www.LCFPD.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $6; $3 for senior citizens; $2.50 for children ages 4-17; free for children 3 and younger. Aug. 25-Nov. 4: “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012,” works by 49 finalists in the Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation’s farm art competition. An artists’ reception will be held from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 26, featuring awards for first through third place. For information, visit www.lchff.org.
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.
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 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.
Seeking volunteers for Deer Path Art League’s Art Fair on the Square, to be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3. 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.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, celebrating its 125th anniversary, will host its inaugural MercyFest July 20 on Mercy Home’s West Loop Campus, Adams Street and Racine Avenue, Chicago. A family-friendly portion of the event runs from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring games, prizes and pony rides. The evening portion of the event, from 3-10:30 p.m., offers food, beer, wine, and live entertainment from the Dirty Rooks (at 5 p.m.) and Wedding Banned (at 7:30 p.m.). Admission is $10; free for children under 12. Visit www.mercyhome.org.
Books & poetry
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.
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 email@example.com or (815) 344-1294. 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. July 24: Jeanie B. Aug. 7: Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies.
Cook Memorial Public Library District’s Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. www.cooklib.org. July 31, 2 p.m.: “When Artists Dream,” for children in grades 3 and above. Christine Thornton will share nighttime scenes from famous artists, including Van Gogh, Hopper and Chagall, followed by a drawing session.
Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. July 24, 6:30 p.m.: Screening of “Field of Dreams,” rated PG. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Improv Playhouse offers film making camps for youth at its Lake Street Studio, 116 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Teen Film Making, for grades 8-12, meets July 23-Aug. 3; fee is $560. 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.
Lake Forest Book Store, 624 N. Western Ave. (847) 234-4420. www.lakeforestbookstore.com. July 31, 4 p.m.: Waldo’s 25th birthday celebration, with Waldo-themed activities, a raffle and refreshments.
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 per person.
Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-7970. www.dancenter-north.com. July 27, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and July 28, 2 p.m.: “Summer Show of Shows,” featuring performances by students in the summer performing workshops, including jazz, tap and ballet. $5 for general seating; $1 for “peanut gallery” seating (ages 8 and under, with seating on the floor).
Rich Burnett’s Sunday Afternoon Ballroom Tea Dance, 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of July and August at Dance Academy of Libertyville, 746 Park Ave. ( Route 176). $5 per person. For information, call (262) 942-8301.
Fairs & festivals
Art on the Lawn, hosted by the Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22 at the gallery, 983 Main St., Antioch. Visit www.antiochfinearts.org.
The 38th annual St. Mary Pork and Corn Roast will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein. The event includes a live band, super bingo, children’s games and petting zoo, wine, beer and food. Visit www.stmaryfc.org or call (847) 223-0010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. July 21, 7:30 p.m.: Sing-along “Bye, Bye Birdie.” $6; $3 for children under 12 and senior citizens and military personnel.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. July 21, 2 p.m.: “The Artist,” rated PG-13. Aug, 3, 2 p.m.: “Big Night,” rated R. Aug. 11, 2 p.m.: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” rated PG-13.
Cook Memorial Library District’s Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Registration required for all events, unless otherwise noted. July 25, 7 p.m.: “The Making of Downton Abbey.” Landscape historian Barbara Geiger will present a lecture on the landscape designers, land ownership patterns, and inheritance laws that produced great estates like Downton Abbey.
Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. (847) 968-3345. www.ryersonwoods.org. July 19, 7 p.m.: “The Prairie and the Prairie School of Architecture” will be presented by David Bagnall, curator for the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. The lecture will be presented in the historic home Brushwood at Ryerson Woods. Fee is $10.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. 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 meetings are Aug. 15 and Sept. 19. For information, visit www.shutterbugsofvolobog.org.
Tours & outings
The Garden Conservancy garden tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22, featuring self-guided tours of five private gardens in Lake Forest. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at Gate House Gardens, 1065 Acorn Trail, Lake Forest, or see www.gardenconservancy.org for additional locations. $5 per garden; free for children 12 and under. For information, call (888) 842-2442.
Workshops & classes
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 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. Aug. 8, 6:30-8:45 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group. Newcomers welcome.
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. “Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event”
will be shown at 7 p.m. July 23 at local movie theaters, including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
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. 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 2-4 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.
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. 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. Aug. 1, 8 p.m.: Miriam Fried, violin, and Jonathan Biss, piano, perform in the Martin Theatre. The program includes works by Janáček, Schumann, Schubert and Beethoven. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 2, 5:45 p.m.: Vocal preview concert by artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free with paid ticket for evening concert. Aug. 2, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Nicole Cabell, soprano, and Sean Botkin, piano, in an all-Rachmaninoff program, in the Pavilion. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.: Crosby, Stills & Nash, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $33. 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.