Arts and entertainment calendar for Aug. 2
Updated: July 31, 2012 9:18PM
“Bluffinia” Summer Concerts from 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays on the Lake Bluff Village Green. (847) 234-0774 or www.lflbchamber.com. Aug. 5: 28 Days. Aug. 12: Class of ’68 (’60s/’70s rock). Aug 19: Tropixplosion (Caribbean).
Concerts in the Square at Market Square, Western Avenue just north of Deerpath Road, Lake Forest, at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Visit www.lflbchamber.com or call (847) 234-4282. Aug. 2: Bopology (Sinatra/swing).
Deerfield Plaza Pleasures, 10 a.m. Saturdays, unless otherwise noted, in the Farmers Market in the commuter parking lot at Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue, Deerfield. Call (847) 945-5000 or visit www.deerfield.il.us. Aug. 4: Jodi Koplin & Her Jigglejam Band. Aug. 11: 9:30 a.m., Kettle Moraine String Band (bluegrass). Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m., The Nightcrawlers (blues). Aug. 25: L.J. Slavin (folk). Sept. 1: Joey Edwin Duo (acoustic guitar).
Eat to the Beat Deerfield Park District concert series geared for young audiences at Jewett Park Pavilion, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Visit www.dfpd.org or call (847) 945-0650. Aug. 8: Super Stolie. Aug. 15: Scribble Jim, a solo acoustic performance from ScribbleMonster.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Aug. 5: Big Guitars From Memphis (rockabilly/surf music). Aug. 12: Piano Man (Vegas glitz).
“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 at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Ave., Lake Forest. The beloved family musical features a cast of 60 and a live pit orchestra. Tickets in advance are $20, $15 for students and seniors; $25 at the door. Visit www.CenterStageLakeForest.org or call (847) 234-6062.
Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4:30-7 p.m.: Mer Happy Hour on the deck, weather permitting. No cover. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 9 p.m.: Dueling Pianos. No cover. Aug. 4, 9:30 p.m.: Breakfast Club, $5. Aug. 11, 9:30 p.m.: Wild Child, $5.
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. Aug. 12: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Aug. 19: Stage Leftovers play swing, country, folk-rock and blues. Aug. 26: Song Circle.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. Aug. 4, 8 p.m.: Ron Hawking. $25-$55. Aug. 9, 8 p.m.: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. $25-$60. Aug. 11, 9 p.m.: Blues/rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd. $35-$75. Aug. 24: Warrant (heavy metal). $20-$40. Sept. 1: The Duke Robillard Band (blues). $15-$30. Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.: Rusted Root with Mr Blotto and Mike Himebaugh of Hello Dave. $30-$50. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall. $25-$50. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: The Smithereens, $20-$40. Sept. 28, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with Cedric Burnside Project. $15-$38. Oct. 6: Heartache Tonight, $10-$25.
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. August: Watercolors by Sharon Rollings and paintings and drawings by Paul Weber. An open house will be held from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 11.
The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Through Aug. 16: “Gogh Green!”, The Art Center’s 24th annual recycled (pre-owned) art sale, featuring thousands of paintings, prints, 2D and 3D art, jewelry, decorative objects and more. The sale includes a donation of more than 400 pieces from the corporate collection of Baxter International, as well as a significant collection of early American wood furnishings donated by the University of Chicago. Proceeds 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.
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
Deerfield Family Theater will hold auditions for “The King and I” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27-28 for adults and high school students, and Aug. 29 for grades 4-6 at 6:30 p.m. and for grades 7-8 at 8 p.m. Auditions for those in grades 4-8 are open only to those who reside within Deerfield Park District boundaries or attend school in Deerfield. Callbacks are at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30. All auditions are held at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. Prepare 16 bars of a song, provide sheet music, and bring appropriate footwear for dance auditions. Production dates are Nov. 9-18. Audition forms are available at www.deerfieldfamilytheater.com.
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.
Artists are sought for Art for the Parks, an exhibit and sale presented by Artists on the Bluff from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 in the Lake Bluff Golf Course tent on north Green Bay Road, Lake Bluff. There will be no entry fee for artists to display and sell their work, but 35 percent of sale prices will be devoted to the maintenance and restoration of the beach, lakefront and park areas. To apply, e-mail email@example.com or call (847) 295-7903.
Seeking volunteers for Deer Path Art League’s Art Fair on the Square, to be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3, on Market Square, Lake Forest. Artists and art lovers are needed for large and small jobs. Service hour credit documentation provided for students. Tasks are outlined online at www.deerpathartleague.org.
Books & poetry
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 344-1294. Aug. 11: One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Quest to Preserve Quiet by Gordon Hempton.
Academy at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. www.citadeltheatre.org. Sept. 8-Dec. 3: Fall semester classes for children pre-K through grade 8, including improvisation, acting and musical theater, as well as scene study for high school students. Registration is in progress.
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. Aug. 7: Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies.
Bubbles Academy offers music and motion classes for children ages 4 through 36 months Sept. 4-Oct. 24 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Fee is $160 for the eight-week session. Call (312) 944-7677 or visit www.bubblesacademy.com.
Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m.: End-of-summer concert featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Dave Rudolf on the Cook Mansion steps in Cook Park. Admission is free. Registration is not required.
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.
Dancenter North, 540 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-7970. www.dancenter-north.com. Registration is in progress for the fall semester of classes, which runs Sept. 1 through Jan. 18. Classes available for all ages and levels, from pre-ballet for 3-year-olds to fitness classes for adults. The studio also offers ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, singing, and classes especially for boys. Placement for new tap students is at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20; jazz/hip-hop placement is at 7 p.m. Aug. 20; ballet placement is on Aug. 21.
Rich Burnett’s Sunday Afternoon Ballroom Tea Dance, 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of August at Dance Academy of Libertyville, 746 Park Ave. ( Route 176). $5 per person. For information, call (262) 942-8301.
Fairs & festivals
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.
Little Bear Ribfest, presented by the Vernon Hills Park District, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 24 and 3-11 p.m. Aug. 25 at Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Five local BBQ restaurants will offer a full slab of ribs for $20; half-slab for $12; $6 for a sample portion. Each vendor will also carry sandwiches, sides, and a dessert item. Live music includes Friday — Jamie Lono, 7 p.m., and Los Lonely Boys, 9 p.m. Saturday — Red, White & Blues, 5 p.m., Tallan Noble Latz, 7 p.m., and Matt Andersen, 9 p.m. Admission: $5; free for children 5 and under. Free parking is available at the Westfield Hawthorn Shopping Center, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, with a free shuttle from 6-11:30 p.m. Visit www.littlebearribfest.com or call (847) 996-6800.
Port Clinton Art Festival and Taste of Highland Park, Aug. 24-26 at Port Clinton Square, Central, First and Second streets in downtown Highland Park. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday (Taste only); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fest includes works by more than 250 artists, activities for children, food and drink from Highland Park restaurants, and live music. Radio Disney streams live from the festival from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, and the cast from “Million Dollar Quartet” performs from noon-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Art for the Parks, an exhibit and sale presented by Artists on the Bluff, will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 in the Lake Bluff Golf Course tent, north Green Bay Road, Lake Bluff. Paintings, drawings, watercolors, jewelry and ceramics will be featured.
Taste of Serbia Festival, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church, 27450 N. Bradley (old School Road), Lake Forest-Mettawa. Traditional culinary specialties, beverages, children’s activities, music and dancing will be featured. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.tasteofserbia.org or call (847) 247-0077.
Art Fair on the Square, Deer Path Art League’s 58th annual juried fine art show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2-3 on Market Square, Lake Forest. Visit www.deerpathartleague.org.
Highwood Last Call Art Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Highwood Avenue, downtown Highwood, including live music, food and children’s activities. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Outdoor film festival, 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the historic home Brushwood at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. The evening will begin with a guided gallery tour of the art exhibit “Genius Loci: Listening to Nature’s Muse,” followed by a screening of films inspired by the theme “Lessons from the Prairie.” In the event of rain, films will be shown in the Welcome Center. $15; $10 for members. Call (847) 968-3345 or visit www.ryersonwoods.org.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Aug, 3, 2 p.m.: “Big Night,” rated R. Aug. 11, 2 p.m.: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” rated PG-13.
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.
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 Aug. 6-17. Camps meet for an hour and a half each day, Monday through Friday.
Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Aug. 8, 6:30-8:45 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group. Newcomers welcome.
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. “A Night of Storytelling,” Aug. 4
at the Improv Playhouse Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Five Chicago tale tellers will recount real first-person stories ranging from comedic to heartfelt at 9 p.m. Ages 18-plus. An improv comedy set by the I.P. House Team is scheduled for the 7:30 p.m. family-friendly show. $10 per show; $15 for both shows. Call (847) 875-8578 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
Short Story Theatre, a story-telling troupe of local writers, will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Vibe at 1935, 1935 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Performers include Mary Lou Gilliam of Deerfield, Denise Kirshenbaum of Wilmette, Ron Levitsky of Lake Forest and Peggy Lewis of Lincolnshire. Each story is approximately 10 minutes long, with 10-minute breaks in between, during which the audience members are encouraged to tell their own stories to each other around their tables. Call (847) 432-6663 to reserve a table.
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. 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. 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.
“Dreamgirls,” the rags-to-riches story of a female 1960s Motown group, Aug. 22-Nov. 4 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The performance schedule is 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $41-$49, plus tax and handling fees. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. Dinner and theatre tickets, $55, are available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Dinner is at Kings Wharf Restaurant or the Fairfield Inn (based on dining availability). Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Nov. 2, 7 p.m., and Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.: Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell sings classic pop standards. $20-$50. On sale at noon Aug. 3.
Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Tickets can be ordered at www.ravinia.org or (847) 266-5100. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.: Crosby, Stills & Nash, in the Pavilion. $80; lawn $33. Aug. 4, 7 p.m.: Demi Lovato, in the Pavilion. $50; $27 lawn. Aug. 5, 5 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents “A Tribute to Harold Arlen,” in the Pavilion, featuring vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and the John Pizzarelli Quartet. $40-$70; lawn $10. Aug. 5, 8 p.m.: Martinez-Urioste-Brey Piano Trio, in the Martin Theatre.The program includes works by Beethoven, Arensky and Ravel. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 6, 8 p.m.: Vocal artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in an all-French program to include works by Debussy, Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales; ticket and dining package $40. Aug. 7, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and Jean Yves Thibaudet, piano, in the Pavilion. The program includes works by Debussy and Ravel. $40-$70; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 8, 8 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Conlon, conductor, and Yefim Bronfman, piano, in the Pavilion. The program includes works by Dvořák and Brahms. $40-$70; lawn $10. Aug. 9, 8 p.m.: Gerald Finley, baritone, and Kevin Murphy, piano, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. Aug. 10, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Gerald Finley, baritone, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. Aug. 11-12, 7:30 p.m.: Train, in the Pavilion. $65; lawn $33. Aug. 12, 2 p.m.: Steans Music Institute master class with Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Free. Aug. 13, 8 p.m.: Vocal artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program to include songs by American composers. $10; no lawn sales; ticket and dining package $40. Aug. 14, 8:30 p.m.: Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, and Kevin Murphy, piano, in the Martin Theatre. $90; lawn $10. Aug. 15, 8:30 p.m.: Vladimir Feltsman, piano, in the Martin Theatre. The program includes works by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Scriabin. $40-$60; lawn $10. Aug. 16, 6 p.m.: “The Passion of Romantic Music, the Mystique of the Paganini Legend, the Magic of Variations,” with Jade Simmons, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 16, 7 p.m., and Aug. 18, 1 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” in the Martin Theatre. $80; lawn $10. Aug. 17, 6 p.m.: David Greilsammer, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Couperin, Schubert and others. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 17, 7 p.m., and Aug. 19, 1 p.m.: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s “Idomeneo,” in the Martin Theatre. $80; lawn $10. Aug. 18, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Justin Roberts & the Not Ready For Naptime Players, in the Pavilion. $10; lawn $5. Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Zuill Bailey, cello, and Awadagin Pratt, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall, in an all-Brahms program. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m.: Tony Bennett, in the Pavilion. $91; lawn $28. Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.: Daniil Trifonov, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Scriabin, Stravinsky, Debussy and Chopin. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.: “Happy 100th Birthday Woody Guthrie,” with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Arlo Guthrie, in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $22. Aug. 20, 8 p.m.: Soloists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $75. Aug. 21, 1 p.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring River North Dance Chicago, in the Pavilion. $10; lawn $5. Aug. 21, 8 p.m.: Ruth Page Festival of Dance featuring River North Dance Chicago, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $10. Aug. 21, 6 p.m.: Sara Davis Buechner, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Weber and others. $10; no lawn sales; ticket and dining package $40. Aug. 22, 6 p.m.: Wolfgang Schmidt, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Debussy, Schnittke and Rachmaninoff. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.: The Dukes of September — Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, in the Pavilion. $85; lawn $27. Aug. 23, 6 p.m.: Rachel Barton Pine, violin, and Matthew Hagle, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Debussy and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 23, 8 p.m.: “Breakfast in America with the Legendary Voice of Supertramp,” in the Pavilion. $55; lawn $16. Aug. 24, 6 p.m.: Lincoln Trio performs works by Brahms and Arensky in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 25, 6 p.m.: Reginald Robinson plays jazz, stride and ragtime piano in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 26, 6 p.m.: Inon Barnatan, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Debussy, Ravel and Schubert. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 28, 6 p.m.: Sean Botkin, piano, in an all-Rachmaninoff program in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 28, 8 p.m.: Ruth Page Festival of Dance featuring Momix, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $60. Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Duran Duran, in the Pavilion. $85; lawn $38. Aug. 31, 6 p.m.: Behzod Abduraimov, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Schubert, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Liszt. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 3, 6 p.m.: Orion Weiss, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Bach, Liszt, Schumann and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 4, 6 p.m.: Johannes Moser, cello, and Orion Weiss, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Debussy, Poulenc and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 6, 8 p.m.: Juilliard String Quartet plays works by Beethoven, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. Sept. 7, 8 p.m.: The Knights, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Wagner, Schumann and Debussy. $75; lawn $15. Sept. 8, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Ruth Page Civic Ballet, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.: The Knights, featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman, in the Pavilion. Program to include Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. $75; lawn $15. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: The Knights, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Debussy, Satie, Couperin, Stravinsky and Ravel. $75; lawn $10.