Arts and entertainment calendar for June 21
Updated: June 19, 2012 7:31PM
Bearfoot in the Park concerts are at 7 p.m. in the Jackman Park Gazebo, Lehigh and Prairie, Glenview. Call weather hotline, (847) 604-1893, after 6 p.m. on concert day. June 27: Juke Box Band. July 11: Jin & Tonic (country). July 18: Libido Funk Circus (disco). July 25: Shy Violet (pop). Aug. 1: AC Rock (a cappella rock). Aug. 8: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Buffett and Caribbean).
“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).
Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Mondays, through Sept. 3, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Carillonneurs from around the world perform music on the 48-bell Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon. Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30-6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes). Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. June 25: Tim Sleep, city carillonneur of Naperville. July 2: Joey Brink of Madison, Conn. July 9: Stephan Burton of Provo, Utah. July 16: Anna Kasprzycka of Gdánsk, Poland. July 23: Robert Grogan of Washington, D.C. July 30: Gordon Slater of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Aug. 6: Chelsea Vaught of Lawrence, Kansas. Aug. 13: Sue Bergren, assistant carillonneur at the Millennium Carillon in Naperville. Aug. 20: Jim Fackenthal, assistant carillonneur at the University of Chicago. Aug. 27: Kimberly Schafer of Chicago. Sept. 3: James M. Brown, assistant city carillonneur in Naperville.
Concerts at Plaza del Lago, 1515 N. Sheridan Road, Wilmette, at 6 p.m. Thursdays. June 28: Moss/Realtime (postmodern instrumental). July 5: Chicago Tribute Anthology. July 12: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute band). July 19: New Invaders (’60s British). July 26: ABBA Salute. Aug. 2: Conjunto (salsa).
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.
Glencoe Park District Beach, 160 Hazel Avenue, concerts 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays. Nonresidents pay $5 for adults. July 4: 28 Days at 7 p.m. July 15: Dueling Pianos. July 31: Chicago Tribute Anthology.
Highwood Evening Gourmet Farmers Market, 4-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 12. Bands play from 3-8 p.m. in Everts Park, between Highwood and North Avenue, just west of Green Bay Road. June 27: Narrow Winded (classic rock). July 11: The Carl Davis Band (blues). July 18: Bottle Poets (pop/rock). July 25: Since I Was Three (classic covers). Aug. 1: 341 (acoustic covers). Aug. 8: The Trevor Shandling Jazz Band. Aug. 15: Garlic Festival with Matt Feddermann. Aug. 22: Saturday June Band (classic rock). Aug. 29: Blue Road (R&B). Sept. 5: Los Perros Cubanos (Cuban). Sept. 12: Inferno Fest with Matt Feddermann.
Hot Summer Nights, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 30, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. June 21: Aloha Lives! presents Hawaiian music. June 28: Pamela Rose and Windy City Country perform country western music. July 5: Bossa Tres plays Brazilian music. July 12: Dave Ivaz Orchestra. July 19: Groupo Cha Cha performs Latin jazz. July 26: Bêabá do Samba, a Chicago-based band specializing in the sounds of Brazil. Aug. 2: Alan Gresik performs music from the swing era. Aug. 9: Lamajamal with Erika Ochoa present world music and belly dancing. Aug. 16: Guitarra Azul presents Spanish guitar and flamenco. Aug. 23: The Country Doctors play country western music. Aug. 30: Morry Sochat & the Special 20’s with Nicolle Wood present blues and swing dancing.
Mallinckrodt Concerts in the Park at 4 p.m. Sundays in Mallinckrodt Park, behind the Mallinckrodt building, 1041 Ridge Road, Wilmette. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Community Recreation Center auditorium. June 24: Your Local Favorite (southern rock). July 8: Illinois Brass Band. July 22: Wilmette Community Band. Aug. 5: Jazz Spectrum.
Music on the Esplanade, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 28, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. June 26: Bopology plays swing and jazz. July 3: Callaloo, a world fusion steel pan combo. July 10: Fernandez + Kimball Spanish Guitars. July 17: The Special Consensus, a four-person acoustic bluegrass band. July 24: Midwest Young Artists Jazz Combo. July 31: Morry Sochat & the Special 20’s play classic Chicago blues, swing and 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. Aug. 7: Buffalo Grove Jazz Band. Aug. 14: Fernandez + Kimball Spanish Guitars. Aug. 21: Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 28: Swing Gitan plays gypsy jazz.
Ridgeville Park District summer concert series at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. Free admission. Visit www.ridgeville.org. June 24, 6:30 p.m.: Chris Madsen Group (jazz). July 15, 4:30 p.m.: Ridgeville Band of Evanston. Aug. 12: Jutta & the Hi-Dukes (world music) at 6 p.m.; Kelly Brand Jazztet at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Brian Gephart Group (jazz).
Park Fest concert series, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Village Green Park, 1810 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Free admission. Food service begins at 6 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, call the Weather/Activity Hotline at (847) 291-2985 for updates. June 26: New Odyssey (dance music). Winner of Northbrook Park District’s Rock the Green performs at 6 p.m. July 10: Rhythm Rockets (R&B, jazz). July 17: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band (Caribbean rock, reggae and calypso). July 24: Spoken Four (1950s to today’s hits).
Skokie’s Backlot Bash features main stage entertainment Aug. 24-26 on Oakton Street between Lincoln and Laramie. (847) 674-1500 or www.BacklotBash.com. Aug. 24: 6:30 p.m., We Killed the Lion; 8 p.m., Tributosaurus Becomes Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Aug. 25: 2:15 p.m., Matt Hendricks Duo; 4:30 p.m., Certain Stars; 6:30 p.m., The Handcuffs; 8:30 p.m., The Fixx. Aug. 26: Noon, Tristen; 2 p.m., Rivals of the Peacemaker; 4 p.m., The Steepwater Band; 6 p.m., Local H.
Starlight Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at six Evanston parks: Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street; Twiggs Park, Simpson Street at Dodge Avenue; James Park, Dodge Avenue at Mulford; Harbert Park, east of Canal, south of Dempster; Bent Park, Central and Hastings; and Brummel Park, Brummel and Elmwood. Rain site for Dawes, Brummell and James parks concerts is Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.; rain site for Twiggs, Bent and Harbert parks concerts is Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston. Call (847) 448-8258 after 4:30 p.m. for rain site updates. Concerts at James Park — June 21: JT & the Clouds. June 28: Western Elstons. July 12: ? And the Mysterians. July 19: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Concert at Bent Park — June 26: Expo ’76. Concerts at Twiggs Park — July 10: The O’My’s with The Loneliest Funk. Aug. 9: South Boulevard with impressions of MJ. Concert at Harbert Park — July 17: Paul Green School of Rock. Concerts at Dawes Park — July 24: Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan. July 31: Ken Arlen’s Indigo. Aug. 7: Taj Weekes and Adowa. Aug. 14: Musikcanto. Aug. 21: Archie Powell & the Exports. Concert at Brummel Park — July 26: Andre Williams & the Goldstars.
Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise, in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan, Wilmette. Call (847) 256-9787 after 6 p.m. the day of the concert for weather updates. June 22: ABBA Salute. June 23: Hoopla. July 3: Palatine Concert Band and Broadway show sneak peek. July 6: AC Rock (a cappella rock). July 12-14, 19-21, 26-28: “Brigadoon,” Broadway musical. Aug. 3: Mr. Meyers (calypso). Aug. 4: DaCorneto Opera Company. Aug. 7: Barefoot Hawaiians. Aug. 10: Special Consensus (bluegrass). Aug.11: White Saddle Band (country). Aug. 17: Bopology (Sinatra/swing). Aug. 18: TBA. Aug. 25: U.S. Air Force Military Command Band.
Summer Children’s Concert Series, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fridays at Clarkson Park, 1950 Willow Road, Northfield. In inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Community Center. Call (847) 446-4428. June 29: Little Nashville (country). July 13: Super Stolie. July 20: Dave Rudolf. July 27: Ken Schultz (circus/variety).
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, 1-3 p.m. at Tower Road Beach, Sheridan and Tower, Winnetka. Call (847) 501-2040. July 18: 7th Heaven. Aug. 15: Mr. Myers (Caribbean).
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 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.
Summer Sounds at the Glen, a live weekly music series, 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 28, at The Glen Town Center’s Navy Park, 2671 Navy Blvd., Glenview. Outdoor tented food booths will feature fare from The Glen’s resident restaurants, and there will be crafts and interactive activities for children. Free admission. For information, visit www.theglentowncenter.com or call (847) 724-2025. June 26: Five Guys Named Moe (classic rock). July 3: BBI (‘60s to today). July 10: Vinyl Highway Band (hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s). July 17: Billy Croft & the 5 Alarm Band (country rock). July 24: Libido Funk Circus (disco). July 31: Soda (various covers). Aug. 7: Ac Rock (acappella). Aug. 14: Bopology (swing, Sinatra). Aug. 21: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 28: The Ragtops (hits of the ‘50s).
“The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead,” through July 29 at Writers’ Theatre, 664 Vernon Ave., Glencoe. Thwarted housewife Rhonda Russell loses herself in a heated moment of passion, setting into motion an unbelievable series of events that ripple through the lives of everyone around her. Performances are Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m. (June 27 and July 25 only) and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (no 6 p.m. performance July 1 or 29). Tickets: $45-$65. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
“Cabaret,” presented by ATC Performance Playhouse at noon July 14 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 15 at the Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Recommended for ages 13 and up. $12. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
“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.
“A Little Night Music,” through Aug. 12 at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Curtain times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (no performance on July 4); Wednesday matinee at 2 p.m. June 27 only; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 4 p.m. show on Aug. 11); and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (no 6 p.m. show on July 1; no 2 p.m. show on Aug. 12). Tickets: $50-$75. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
Midwest New Musicals presents “North Shore Rhythms and Blues,” the culminating performance for authors in the Midwest New Musicals musical theater writers workshop, at 3 p.m. July 22 at Light Opera Works Second Stage at McGaw YMCA Children’s Center, 1420 Maple (at Lake), Evanston. $10. Call (847) 920-5360.
“My Fair Lady,” presented by the Glenview Theatre Guild June 22-July 7 at Glenbrook South High School’s Watson Auditorium, 4000 W. Lake Ave, Glenview. Performances are at 8 p.m. June 22-23, 29-30 and July 6-7; 2 p.m. June 24 and July 1; and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 7. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 at the box office. Visit www.GTGonstage.com or call (847) 604-3411.
“Oliver!”, presented by ATC Performance Playhouse at noon July 7 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 8 at the Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $12. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
“Romeo and Juliet,” presented by The Arc Theatre as part of Shakespeare on the Ridge, July 14-Aug. 5 outdoors at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. Performances are at 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The show will continue through light weather interruptions and will only be suspended for safety reasons. Some chair seating will be provided, but patrons are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Admission is free. For information, visit http://arctheatrechicago.org.
“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.
“Time After Time: The Songs of Jule Styne,” presented by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre through July 29 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood (Rogers Park), Chicago. During the golden age of Broadway and Hollywood musicals, composer Jule Styne created songs that prompted Frank Sinatra to remark, “... his song list reads like the history of American popular music.” Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 20-21, 27-28; and 7 p.m. Sundays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Tickets: $29-$34. Optional dinner package available for an additional $20 (plus tax and tip). Call (800) 595-4849 or visit www.theoubique.org.
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie. (773) 598-4549. www.gorillatango.com. June 30, 7 p.m.: Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra presents “Bulgarian and American Music,” featuring works by Marin Golimenov, Dimitar Nenov, Georgi Zlatev-Cherkin, John Williams and Aaron Copland. Philip Simmons conducts with violin soloist Kamen Vatchev. $15.
Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 905-1500. www.musicinst.org. July 13, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Duo Piano Festival gala opening concert, with Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem performing works by Mozart, Liszt, Barber and Milhaud. $25; $15 seniors; $10 students. July 17, 7:30 p.m.: Duo Piano Faculty Extravaganza Concert, featuring a varied selection of four-hand and two-piano repertoire. $25; $15 seniors; $10 students. July 20, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Duo Piano Festival features Stephanie Kai-Win Ho and Saar Ahuvia performing works by Bach from their new CD, “Bach Crossings.” $25; $15 seniors; $10 students.
The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale will present Summer Sing-alongs at 7:30 p.m. June 27 and July 25 in Room 9 at the Music Institute’s Evanston East Campus, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. On June 27 the group will sing Mozart’s Regina Coeli and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, conducted by Frank Winkler. On July 25, sing-along participants will perform Mozart’s Requiem, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg. Cost to participate is $10 per person. Each sing-along has an optional free rehearsal the day before — June 26 and July 24, respectively — at 7:30 p.m. in Room 9 at the Music Institute’s Evanston East Campus. Call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108, or visit www.musicinstituteofchicago.org.
Presbyterian Homes Westminster Place campus, Elliott Chapel, 3131 Simpson (Golf) Road, Evanston. (847) 492-2915. Gift of Music recital series — June 25, 1:30 p.m.: Marsha Foxgrover, music faculty at College of Du Page and organist at Wheaton Bible Church, will perform a free organ recital. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Marcel Dupré, Widor, Mozart and others.
Regenstein Recital Hall at Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 467-4000. June 30, 7:30 p.m.: Violin Institute Recital. Admission is free.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Opera in Cinema series features performances from opera houses throughout the world. Tickets are $20, unless noted otherwise. June 27, 7 p.m., and July 1, 2:30 p.m.: “Ernani,” from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Italy. Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: “Anna Bolena,” from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy.
The Alley, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 433-0304. www.bowlhighwood.com. June 22: Shady Grady & the Nobodies. June 23: Dave Hoffheinmer. June 24: The Working Man’s Blues Jam.
Bertucci’s Italian Steakhouse, 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 432-6663. June 23, 8 p.m.: Donny DeMarco & Friends perform easy listening music at the bar. June 29, 8:30 p.m.: The Bonnie Bridges Experience (music of the ‘70s through today).
The Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. www.celticknotpub.com. No cover unless noted otherwise. Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight: American roots music with The Mudflapps. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.: Celtic music session with Gus Friedlander and friends. June 30, 9:30 p.m.: Black Oil Brothers. July 14, 9:30 p.m.: G.P.S. July 22, 5-8 p.m.: Eric Lugosch.
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.
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 Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston; and Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets are available at theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. (773) 381-4554. www.maynestage.com. June 23, 9 p.m.: Renato Anesi, and Beaba do Samba. $12-$22. June 24, 8 p.m.: Acoustic Alchemy (jazz/folk rock). $40-$45. June 29, 9 p.m.: Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca (Afro-Cuban). $20 in advance; $25 at the door. June 30, 8 p.m.: Dave Mason Duo. $50 reserved seating, $40 balcony and standing room. July 6, 10 p.m.: Afro-Peruvian electronica band Novalima. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. July 10, 7:30 p.m.: ‘80s New Wave artist Howard Jones. $45 general admission. July 11, 8 p.m.: Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Contonou (Afro pop). $28 general admission; $38 reserved. July 13, 7:30 p.m.: Big Sam’s Funky Nation. $18 general admission. July 14, 9:30 p.m.: Henhouse Prowlers Anniversary Show (bluegrass). $15 general admission; $20 reserved. July 27, 7:30 p.m.: Dot Dot Dot, $15 general admission. Aug. 1, 8 p.m.: The Zombies. $65-$75. Aug. 3, 11:30 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Lucy Woodward. $23 general admission. Aug. 11, 10 p.m.: Brazilian Carnaval Summer Edition, featuring Swing Brasileiro. Aug. 17-18, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.: Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular featuring “The Dark Side of the Rainbow,” a showing of “The Wizard of Oz” synchronized to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” soundtrack. The second half of the show features The Best of Pink Floyd including “The Wall.” $30 general admission. Aug. 25, 9:30 p.m.: Freshlyground (Afro pop). Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Gary Nunez and Plena Libre with Chicago Afro-Puerto Rican Ensemble (CAPRE). $20-$30. Sept. 13: Marcus Miller, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2001. $69.50.
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.
Northwestern University’s Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. June 22, 8 p.m.: Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Songwriters Showcase, the annual celebration of new writers in pop, folk, jazz, country and music theatre. Original music will be performed by emerging songwriters from all over the country. $10. Visit www.tic.northwestern.edu or call (847) 491-7282.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. June 23, 8 p.m.: Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Celebration Concert, featuring Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway. $40; $10 for students. Visit www.tic.northwestern.edu or call (847) 491-7282.
RA Sushi, 2601 Aviator Lane, Glenview. (847) 510-1100. June 22, 8 p.m.: 1980’s prom-themed party, with music by live band The Breakfast Club.
S.P.A.C.E.,1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Shows at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise. June 22: Ruthie Foster (blues/folk). $18. June 23: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd & the Monsters, $20-$34. June 24: Booker T Jones (R&B/soul/blues). $28-$68. June 27: Bearfoot (bluegrass). $12/$15. June 28: Soul Rebels Brass Band (New Orleans jazz). $15/$18. June 29: American English (Beatles tribute). $17-$37. June 30: Phil Angotti Band and Steve Dawson Band (indie rock). $12/$15/$22. July 1, 2 p.m.: Bitter Melon, $15. July 1, 7 p.m.: Kinky Friedman (country). July 6: Fountains of Wayne (alt rock). $28-$48. July 7: Heartsfield Band (country/rock). $17/$20. July 8, 7 p.m.: Dick Dale (surf rock) with Ambassadors to Earth. $25-$45. July 10: James Vincent McMorrow, $15/$18. July 11: Marc Cohn, $32-$68. July 12: Judy Collins. $40-$85. July 13: Otis Clay with The Revelations featuring Tre Williams (soul). $17/$20. July 14: Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks (country/jazz). $22-$42. July 15, 7 p.m.: The Ragbird with Chicago Farmer (folk/rock). $8/$10. July 18: Birds of Chicago (featuring JT Nero and Alison Rusell) and Matt the Electrician (roots). $10/$14. July 19: Edie Carey with Robbie Hecht (folk). $12/$15. July 20, 7 p.m.: BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet (Cajun). $20/$40. July 20, 10 p.m.: Rhett Miller of The Old ‘97s (alt country). $23-$26. July 21: Jimmy Webb, $20-$42. July 22, 2 p.m.: Eugenia Elliot CD release show (folk). $5-$10. July 22, 6:30 p.m.: Callaghan in The Studios at SPACE (pop). $15. July 22, 7 p.m.: John Gorka (folk). $18/$22. July 25: Erwin Helfer’s Chicago Boogie Ensemble & Ann Rabson (blues/jazz). $12/$15. July 26: Rick Estrin & the Nightcats (blues). $15/$20. July 27: James Carter Organ Trio (jazz). $17/$20. July 28: Alfonso Ponticelli’s Swing Gitan and Reginald Robinson (gypsy jazz). $12-$22. July 29: Stooges Brass Band (jazz/funk). $12/$15. Aug. 1: Catbon Leaf (alt country). $17-$30. Aug. 3: Chuck Prophet (Americana/rock). $15/$18. Aug. 4: Chicago Women in Blues. $12-$22. Aug. 5, 7 p.m.: Davina & the Vagabonds (blues/jazz). $12-$20. Aug. 7: Lera Lynn with Ernie Hendrickson (country/rock). $10/$12. Aug. 8: Caleb Hawley and Theo Katzman (indie rock/soul). $10/$12. Aug. 9: Tab Benoit (blues). $24/$28. Aug. 10: Billy Boy Arnold (blues). $15/$20. Aug. 11, 7 p.m.: Krista Detor in The Studios at SPACE. $20. Aug. 11: Curtis Salgado (blues/R&B). $15-$28. Aug. 15: Tom O’Brien (bluegrass/country). $18-$30. Aug. 16: Julie Frost, $12/$15. Aug. 17: Claire Lynch Band (bluegrass/folk). $18-$30. Aug. 18: Marshall Crenshaw. $18-$38. Aug. 21: Aoife O’Donovan (indie/folk). $12/$15. Aug. 23: Jesse Colin Young (folk). $22/$34/$44. Aug. 24: Maria Muldaur (blues/pop). $17-$30. Aug. 25: Langhorne Slim & the Law (alt country). $15/$18. Aug. 25: Seth Glier Residency in The Studios at SPACE, $10. Aug. 26, 2 p.m.: Michael Smith and Anne Hills. $15/$18. Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Dan Navarro. $15-$28. Aug. 28: Rebecca Loebe with Anna Vogelzang. $10-$18. Aug. 30: Canned Heat (blues/rock). $28-$68. Aug. 31: The Fabulous Thunderbirds (blues/rock). $28-$68. Sept. 7, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Tony Lucca (pop). $18-34. Sept. 9, 5 p.m.: Griffin House live recording and show in the Studios at SPACE, $30. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: Griffin House, $18/$22. Sept. 13: Debbie Davies (blues). $15/$20. Sept. 16, 7 p.m.: Greg Brown (folk). $26-$46. Sept. 19: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds (rock/blues/soul). $12/$15. Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: Lori McKenna (folk). $15/$18. Sept. 23, 7 p.m.: Roy Bookbinder (acoustic blues). $15/$20. Sept. 25: Matthew Perryman Jones and Matthew Mayfield, $12/$15. Sept. 26-27: 93XRT Jazz Transfusion welcomes John Scofield Trio, $26-$48. Sept. 28: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen (folk/bluegrass). $25/$30. Sept. 29: Siegel Schwall Band with Johnny Burns (blues). $22-$42.
Unity on the North Shore, 3434 Central St., Evanston. June 24, 7 p.m.: Jazz in June, featuring Harold & Co. Jazz Sextet, The Eric Michaels Organ Trio, Bobbi Wilsyn and Suzanne Palmer. $15. Call (847) 864-8977.
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.
Via Gelato, 1853 Tower Drive, Glenview. June 29, 8-10 p.m.: Gary Z’s Jazz Quintet, a Glenbrook South student/alumni combo. No cover. For information, call (847) 729-7088.
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.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. July 27, 8 p.m.: Jess Godwin. $18 in advance, $20 at the door.
Anne Loucks Gallery, 309 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-8500. www.loucksgallery.com. Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and by appointment. Through Aug. 10: Recent paintings by Stephen Dinsmore. The exhibit includes abstract landscape paintings, as well as still life and figurative compositions.
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.
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!”
Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University’s Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. www.norris.northwestern.edu/dittmar.php. (847) 491-2348. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Through Aug. 9: “Visiting Hours,” artist Tyanna Buie’s wall installations highlighting her uncle’s life in the prison system and attempt to retrieve what was lost through his journey, such as hope, relevance and freedom. Her works were created from found childhood objects, family memories, photos and other family memorabilia. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 26.
Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road. (847) 475-5300. www.evanstonartcenter.org. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Through July 29: “Night Sky,” an exhibit of works celebrating a quintessentially human activity — looking up at the stars.
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Through June 28: “Art Naturally: Nature in the Abstract,” landscapes by Glenview Art League member Judith Edelman. June 29-Aug. 30: “Art Naturally: In Beauty, I Walk,” photographs by Glenview artist Carol Freeman.
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.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Through June 28: Works by residents of the Glen Oaks Rehabilitation Center will be on display in the third floor multi-media section.
Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. (847) 448-8260. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Through July 6: “Refreshing,” the 38th annual exhibition of the Korean-American Art Association. The exhibit features Western style and Korean traditional paintings, ceramics, video, fiber, mixed media and installations produced by 18 Chicago area artists.
Perspective Group and Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.perspectivegallery.org. (224) 200-1155. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Through July 1: “City Space,” a photographic exhibition by Clarissa Bonet, winner of the juror’s award of Perspective Gallery’s LENS 2012 international juried exhibition.
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.
Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes, Celebrating Experience: A Gallery of Art by Older Adults, 1123 Emerson, Suite 200, Evanston. (847) 864-7274. www.SASIathome.org. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment. All art is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SASI, a community nonprofit that helps adults in Chicago and the north/northwest suburbs who, due to aging, illness or injury, need assistance in the home. Through Nov. 4: Works by Robert Leopold, Delores Rix and Howard Tyner.
Rena Sternberg Gallery, 378 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-0202. www.renasternberggallery.com. June 22-Aug. 14: Works by Christopher Chiappa and Cheryl Pope. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. June 22.
Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. (847) 256-5025. www.wilmette.lib.il.us. Through June 30: “Illuminated Inspirations,” gilded illuminations by Bridgette Schnider, who creates jewel-like art using pencils and paint, often embellished with gold or silver to catch the light.
Children’s Theatre of Winnetka will hold auditions for “The Little Mermaid” Aug. 27-28 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. Auditions are open to singers, dancers and actors in grades 4-8 who reside in New Trier Township. Fourth- and fifth-graders audition from 4-5:30 p.m.; sixth- through eighth-graders audition from 5:30-7 p.m. Audition materials available online by Aug. 1 at www.childrenstheatrewinnetka.com. For information, call Cathy Hirschmann, (847) 446-7068.
The New Tradition Chorus will host an open house at 7 p.m. July 9 at the group’s new rehearsal site, Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Men from the greater Chicago area who love to sing are invited to an evening of fellowship, food and music. Included will be a program designed to introduce newcomers to the art of close a cappella harmony. For information, call (847) 724-9246.
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.
Artists are invited to jury to participate in the 18th annual Edens Art Fair to be presented by the American Society of Artists July 21-22 at Edens Plaza in Wilmette. For information, call (847) 991-4748 or visit www.americansocietyofartists.org.
Piven Theater Workshop Gala, 7-11 p.m. June 23 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. The evening includes performances by the Young People’s Company and Performance Project, raffles and silent auction. $100 general admission includes ticket and cash bar; $150 full admission includes ticket and full bar; $250 Come and Play Admission includes one adult and one child (ages 9-plus), adult enjoys the gala with full bar, child enjoys refreshments and theatre games/improvisation class for two hours (7-9 p.m.); $500 VIP includes admission with full bar and 6 p.m. champagne reception with Jeremy Piven. Call (847) 866-8049 or visit www.piventheatre.org.
Apple Cor Dance4ALS, featuring a professional dance performance followed by a dance lesson, 4-7 p.m. June 24 at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1328 Waukegan Road, Glenview. Suggested donation $20. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation.
Pilgrim Chamber Players will present “A Poolside Music Benefit” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 22 at the home of the board president, James H. Stone, 83 Woodley Road, Winnetka. The event includes a reception, auction, and a peformance by the Cavatina Duo, with Dennis Azabagic, guitar, and Eugenia Molinar, flute, playing Baroque, classical and contemporary selections. $85 per person. Call (312) 266-8729 or visit www.pilgrimplayers.org.
Books & poetry
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. www.thebookstall.com. June 27, 6:30 p.m.: The Nonfiction Book Club will discuss Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do by Michael J. Sandel. $5 fee. June 27, 7 p.m.: A Novel Affair Preview Evening. The Book Stall’s Roberta Rubin, a board member of The Ragdale Foundation, will review books by authors who will appear at Ragdale’s Novel Affair 2012 in September. July 17, 6:30 p.m.: Joshua Henkin discusses and signs his latest novel, The World Without You.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. July 11, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey. July 11, 7 p.m.: Discussion of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. July 12, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. Aug. 8, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. July 2, 1 p.m.: Page Turners will discuss Amagansett by Mark Mills. July 9, 7:30 p.m.: Readers Circle will discuss My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira. July 10, 7 p.m.: Sam P. Stamatis and his son, Peter S. Stamatis, both Glenview residents, will discuss and sign their book, Dandelions for Dinner: A Modern Greek Epic.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. July 3, 10 a.m.: Literary critic Isabel Soffer leads a poetry discussion. No advance reading is required.
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.
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.
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. (847) 866-0300. www.epl.org. June 27, 2 p.m.: Catherine Jinks discusses and signs The Paradise Trap.
Glen Town Center at The Glen, Community Room at the Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview, hosts “Entertainment on the Go” children’s events, sponsored by the Glenview Public Library. Registration required at www.theglentowncenter.com. July 9, 7-8 p.m.: The Elsenpeter Marionettes present “Hansel & Gretel.”
“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.
Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Through July 23, 7:30-8 p.m. Mondays: Stories Under the Stars, open to all ages. The entire family is invited to drop by the clearing near the Rose Garden for special stories. June 28, 7-8:30 p.m.: Award-winning young adult and children’s author Catherine Jinks discusses her writing and her new book, The Paradise Trap. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. (847) 832-6600. www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays (open until 5 p.m. June through August); 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Special members-only hours from 9-9:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission is $9.50; $8.50 for senior citizens; free for children under 1 year old and members. The museum offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8. Through Sept. 2: “Chagall for Children,” an exhibit of 14 multi-sensory exploration stations, each incorporating a reproduction of one of Marc Chagall’s works. Through Sept. 3: “Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon.”
Light Opera Works offers musical theater summer workshops at its rehearsal center, 516 Fourth St., Wilmette. Youth ages 8-13 will learn singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a public performance of a mini-musical. No experience or audition required, and everyone gets a part. Each workshop meets from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with a final dress rehearsal on Saturday at 1 p.m. and performance at 4 p.m. Workshops include “The King and I,” June 25-30; “The Little Mermaid,” July 9-14; “The Mikado,” July 16-21; “Guys and Dolls,” July 23-28; and “Stage Struck,” advanced workshop for ages 12-15, Aug. 1-11. Fee is $350 per student per workshop; $450 for “Stage Struck.” Visit www.LightOperaWorks.com or call (847) 920-5360.
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.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Kids Craft Mornings are informal workshops where children learn to construct simple versions of traditional Native American objects using everyday craft materials. Workshops are included with museum admission. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is necessary. Saturday workshops are at 11 a.m.; Sunday workshops at 12:30 p.m. June 23-24: Northwest Coast rattles. June 30-July 1: Seminole patchwork. July 7-8: Beaded key chains. July 14-15: Cherokee syllabary. July 21-22: Lakota star quilts. July 28-29: Northwest Coast button blankets.
Three Cat Education offers summer theatre camps at Virtuoso Performing Arts, 3 Waukegan Road, Glenview. Cost for a one-week session, running 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, is $275. Camps for grades 2-5 include Puppet Masters and Storytelling, July 9-13; Acting Out — Scallywag Stories, July 23-27; and Puppet Masters and Storytelling, Aug. 6-10. In addition, Shakespeare: Characters Through the Canon, will be offered July 30-Aug. 3 for teenagers. To register or for information, visit www.threecatproductions.com or call (312) 725-6859.
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.
Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Kids Concert Series at the Mette — All shows are from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. June 30: Little Miss Ann. Aug. 4: Laura Doherty and Band.
Classes & workshops
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.“Jewish Arts and Culture Today,”
a four-part mini-course, will be presented from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, July 9-30, at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The series, sponsored by the Spertus Institute, is taught by Douglas Rosenberg, founding director of The Conney Project on Jewish Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fee of $150 includes lunch at each session. To register, call (312) 322-1773.
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.
Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie. www.gorillatango.com. (773) 598-4549. Through June 29, 8 p.m. Fridays: Chicagoland Stand Up Round Up, hosted by local comedienne Kelsie Huff. $20. June 29, 9:30 p.m.: Kenny Zimlinghaus. $20.
The Laughing Chameleon, located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 9 p.m. Fridays. General admission show tickets are $10 and up; two-drink minimum per person. Ages 21 and up entertainment venue for evening shows unless show is specified as all ages. Mondays at 8:30 p.m.: Funny Monday Showcase, featuring local talent presenting comedy, music, improvisation, magic and illusion. $10 cover. June 21-23: The Best of Standup Comedy Showcase, with headliner Collin A. Bullock and featuring Hank Thompson and Kevin Kellem. June 24, 2 p.m., and June 26-27, 8 p.m.: “Mamaphobia,” a one-woman show about motherhood starring Mary Poole. June 28-30: Chicago-style comedy by Jimmy McHugh.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. July 14, 9 p.m.: Comedy at the Mette, in association with Chicago Underground Comedy, presents Sean Flannery and C.J. Sullivan, and The Mike & Duane Show. Ages 21-plus show. $12.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. June 22-23, 7:30 p.m., and June 24, 3 p.m.: Ensemble Español’s American Spanish Dance & Music Festival, featuring “Flamenco Passion.” The performance includes romantic Spanish ballets, traditional folkloric suites, and flamenco dramas. Tickets: $26-$46.
Northwestern University’s Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. June 29-30, 8 p.m.: Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. Tickets: $5-$25. Call (847) 491-7282 or visit www.tic.northwestern.edu.
Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Ballet in Cinema series features performances from opera houses throughout the world. Tickets are $15, unless noted otherwise. July 22, 2:30 p.m., and July 25, 7 p.m.: “Raymonda,” from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow. Aug. 26, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: “Sleeping Beauty,” from the Royal Ballet, London.
Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Road, Glenview. (847) 724-0692. www.theglenviewhouse.com. June 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Four-course Glenmorangie Scotch Dinner. $60 per person all-inclusive; reservations required.
Quince Restaurant, 1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston. (847) 570-8419. www.quincerestaurant.net. June 24, 3-5:30 p.m.: Truffle confection class, taught by Katherine Anne Confections, a local and organic-focused chocolatier. $50 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) includes a reception with appetizers and sparkling wine. Reservations required.
Fairs & festivals
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.
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.
Fountain Square Art Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23-24 at Church Street and Sherman Avenue, downtown Evanston, featuring works by more than 225 juried artists, a children’s art tent with activities overseen by the Evanston Art Center, food, and a jazz-centric music lineup. Visit www.cityofevanston.org.
Bloody Mary Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 24 in Everts Park, downtown Highwood. The day includes the Bloody Buddy 5K Challenge to benefit Huntington’s Disease Society of America, professional and amateur competition for “Best Bloody Mary in the Midwest,” live music, family activities, Gourmet Farmers Market, and more. For information, visit www.celebratehighwood.com/bloodymaryfest.html.
Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 6-8 on the Esplanade of the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Eighty artists will present work that embodies a botanic theme, use or material. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Visit www.chicago-botanic.org.
Art in the Park will be presented by the Northbrook Arts Commission 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 15 at Village Green Park, 1320 Shermer Road, Northbrook. More than 65 artists will display their creations and there will be live music, food and art activities.
The 19th annual Edens Art Fair will be presented by the American Society of Artists from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22 at Edens Plaza, 3232 Lake St. (Lake, Skokie and Edens Expressway), Wilmette. For information, call (847) 991-4748 or visit www.americansocietyofartists.org.
North Shore Festival of Art Old Orchard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27-29 at Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Featuring works by more than 150 juried artists, live music and children’s activities. Free admission and parking. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Block Cinema, in the Pick-Laudati Auditorium at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema. Admission is $6; $4 for Block Museum members, students with ID and senior citizens, or as noted below. All films shown at 7 p.m., unless noted otherwise. July 27, 7:30 p.m.: Rare Baseball Films: The Newsreels.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave. (847) 835-5056. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. July 2, 1 p.m.: “Water for Elephants” will be screened and discussed. Aug. 1, 1 p.m.: “After the Wedding” will be screened and discussed. Monday at the Movies screenings at the Woman’s Library Club, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe — July 16, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.: “Project Nim.”
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. All films shown at 1 and 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. June 27: “The Razor’s Edge,” starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney.
Park District of Highland Park presents a drive-in movie, featuring “The Zookeeper,” rated PG, at 8 p.m. June 22 at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave., Highland Park. Experience an old-fashioned movie watching experience by tuning your radio to get the sound of the movie in your own car. In the event of inclement weather the event will be rescheduled to June 29. Fee is $15 per car. For more information, call (847) 579-3120.
Turner Classic Movies presents “Singin’ in the Rain” 60th anniversary event at 7 p.m. July 12 local theaters including Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston, and 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.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. July 9, 1 p.m.: Harold Arlen will be the subject of the America’s Musical Theater Legends program. Aug. 13, 1 p.m.: Oscar Hammerstein will be the subject of the America’s Musical Theater Legends program.
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.”
Tours & outings
The Evanston History Center presents a summer walking tour series June through October 2012. Conducted by Kris Hartzell, EHC’s director of Visitor Services and Facilities, the tours will focus on a range of topics. Each tour begins and ends at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston, and will take place rain or shine. Tours being at 11 a.m. and run until roughly 12:30 p.m. Admission for each tour is $20; $15 for EHC members. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Call (847) 475-3410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. “Architectural Evanston,” a walk through the original town of Evanston, with a view to the architectural styles of different eras and how they reflect the growth and change of the city, July 7 and Sept. 1. “Evanston Women’s History,” July 21 and Sept. 15. “Burnham in Evanston,” a tour of the neighborhood where architect Daniel Burnham lived and worked, Aug. 4 and Oct. 20. “Evanston’s Lakefront,” Aug. 18 and Oct. 6.“Frances Willard and Evanston’s Revolutionary Women:
A Walking Tour of Their Extraordinary Legacy,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 1, starting at Frances Willard House Museum,1730 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $10. After the walking tour, the Frances Willard House Museum will be open for tours at no extra cost. Advanced reservations encouraged; same-day registration welcome. Reservations accepted by e-mail only at email@example.com.
The Garden Conservancy garden tour will be held June 24. Six private gardens in Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Mettawa and Winnetka will be open to the public. No reservations required; rain or shine. Highlights include specimen trees, a neo-classical folly house, a golfing area in the woodland, a sunken garden walled in stone, an outdoor amphitheater, a butterfly garden surrounded by a yew hedge, an aqua-theater, and a grass labryrinth. All gardens open at 10 a.m.; ending times vary. Admission $5 per garden; free for children 12 and under. Begin at House of the Four Winds, 81 W. Laurel Ave., Lake Forest, or visit www.opendaysprogram.org for all locations.
Great Age Daytime Program Series offers the following programs at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door, unless noted otherwise. Call (847) 849-9070 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com. June 27, 2:30 p.m.: ENCORE! Choral Group presents “Going Places,” a program of pop, Broadway and classic music. $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Admission is free; unless noted, admission to all programs is also free. Through Aug. 26: “Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Photographs from the Block Museum.” The exhibit celebrates the depth and diversity of the Block’s permanent collection and its role within Northwestern’s intellectual and cultural life, with works by artists such as Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Mary Cassatt and Ed Paschke.
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.
Evanston History Center, Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston. (847) 475-3410. www.evanstonhistorycenter.org. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission (includes optional house tour): $10; free for members. Through Labor Day: Free Dawes House tours for all children 12 years old and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Also, free admission will be offered for all active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Through Jan. 28, 2013: “Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Boudoirs,” a look at the evolution of the home’s most personal of spaces and customs from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Documenting sleeping and hygiene habits, the exhibit also explores how the introduction of modern comfort and conveniences, such as the spring mattress and indoor plumbing, changed these spaces.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. (847) 967-4889. www.ilholocaustmuseum.org. Admission: $12; $8 for students and senior citizens; $6 for children ages 5-11. Special exhibitions are free with museum admission. July 8, 1:30-3 p.m.: Second annual Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert, held in cooperation with Chicago YIVO Society and featuring the Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble performing “Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart.” Tickets: $10 general admission; free to Illinois Holocaust Museum members. Advance reservations and payment required. July 15-Jan. 6, 2013: “Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” a creation of the International Spy Museum. The exhibit explores how the United States should balance civil liberties and individual rights during times of conflict, crisis and fear. At interactive stations following the themes of the exhibition — revolution, sabotage, hate, radicalism, world war, subversion, protest, extremism and terrorism — visitors are able to record their opinions on issues of national security and civil liberties and compare their reactions to those of past Gallup polling results. July 15, 2 p.m.: Guest curator talk with Anna Slafer, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, International Spy Museum. Free with museum admission. July 19, 6:30-8 p.m.: “Seeking Justice,” featuring Eli Rosenbaum, the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi criminals and other perpetrators of human rights violations. Rosenbaum will discuss the transition from investigation and prosecution of World War II-era Nazi criminals to cases involving participants in post-World War II crimes of genocide, extrajudicial killing and torture committed abroad. Free with museum admission; reservations required. July 26, 6:30-8 p.m.: “The Future of International Justice.” Leading authority on Holocaust law and University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Harry Reicher will discuss additions to the international legal system in relation to genocide and crimes against humanity. Free with museum admission; reservations required.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Free admission for Mitchell Museum members and tribal members; and on the first Friday of every month. Admission includes all exhibits and events, unless stated otherwise. Through Aug. 5: “Carving a Tradition: Inuit Carvings.” Through Jan. 6, 2013: “Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art.”
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.