Arts and entertainment calendar for June 21
Updated: June 19, 2012 7:48PM
“Des Plaines Summer Fling,” July 13-15 in downtown Des Plaines along Ellinwood Street. Call (847) 291-5300 or see www.desplaines.org. Entertainment includes July 13: 6:30 p.m., Second Time Around; 9:20 p.m., The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik. July 14: Noon, Serendipity; 1 p.m., School of Rock; 2:30 p.m., Rumor Haz It; 4:30 p.m., Legendary Rock Stars; 6:30 p.m., Generations; 8 p.m., Generations; 9:30 p.m., David Cassidy. July 15: Noon, iPop; 1:30 p.m., Dan Peters and the West Side Winders; 3 p.m., Diving for Dynamite; 5 p.m., Libido Funk Circus; 7:45 p.m., Infinity.
Island in the City Festival, July 12-15, features live music at Norridge Community Park, 4631 N. Overhill. Call (708) 457-1244 or visit www.islandinthecity.com. July 12, 7:30 p.m.: 7th Heaven. July 13, 8 p.m.: American English. July 14: 4 p.m., I.A.M.B. (heavy metal); 6 p.m., Pipe Dream; 8 p.m., Hi Infidelity. July 15: 2:30 p.m., Norridge Park Movers & Shakers; 4 p.m., Poochamungus (children’s entertainment); 5:30 p.m., Friction; 7:30 p.m., He Said, She Said.
Lincolnwood’s Summer Market and Music Series, through July 26 at Proesel Park, 6915 Kostner Ave., Lincolnwood. Market opens at 5 p.m.; concerts at 7 p.m. Free admission; bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Visit www.lincolnwoodil.org for information. June 21: Mr. Meyers (Caribbean). June 28: The Flat Cats (big band swing). July 5: Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra. July 12: Shy Violet (pop hits). July 19: Out of Control (rock). July 26: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band showcases music of Jewish Eastern Europe.
Live at the Lake Summer Entertainment Series, 7 p.m. at Lake Park Memorial Pavilion, 2200 Lee Street at Fargo Avenue, Des Plaines. Shows will be canceled in the event of rain. Call (847) 391-5705 for weather updates. June 27: Barefoot Hawaiian. July 11: Jeanie B! July 12: AC Rock. July 25: Super Stolie (and the Rockstars). July 26: Jin & Tonic.
Mount Prospect Community Band presents free concerts at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Veterans Memorial Band Shell, 411 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. Information at www.mppd.org. June 25: Dog Day of Summer. July 2: Star Spangled Concert with Wayne and Kathleen Messmer. July 9: Remembering WNIB with Scott Thomas and Ken Alexander. July 16: In the Year 1912 with the Arlingtons. July 23: Singin’ & Swingin’ with Leah Novak. July 30: Do-It-Yourself Sousa.
Mount Prospect Park District summer concert series, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Mount Prospect Veterans Memorial Band Shell, 411 S. Maple St. Information at www.mppd.org. June 21: ABBA (tribute). June 28: Radio Disney Show. July 12: Serendipity (high-energy female band). July 19: Spoken Four. July 26: Jack Tripper Band.
Niles Park District hosts free family concerts at Oak Park, Lee and Ottawa streets, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays. See www.niles-parks.org. July 13: Penny Carnival Night featuring the music of The Associates. Carnival games benefit Niles Park District campers. July 20: Vehicle adventure and music by Soda; Niles Police offer car seat safety inspection during show. July 27: White Saddle Band plus pony- and tractor-pulled wagon rides and a petting farm. Aug. 3: Party in the Park with music by The Stingrays, face painting and balloon animals. Aug. 10: The Juke Box Band. Aug. 17: BBI, with audience participation.
Norridge Park District concerts will be held at 4631 N. Overhill on Thursdays. Call (708) 457-1244 or visit www.norridgepk.com. June 28, 7 p.m.: Country Western Night with Big Guitars From Memphis. July 26, 7 p.m.: Luck Of The Irish Night with Trinity Irish Dancers and musicians. Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.: Hawaiian Night with the Barefoot Hawaiians.
Park Ridge Fine Arts Symphony, under the direction of Barbara Schubert, performs at 8 p.m. Fridays at Hodges Park, 101 Courtland Ave., Park Ridge, and at the Maine East Athletic Field on July 3 only. Call (847) 604-0026 or visit www.parkridge.info. June 22: “European Holiday,” Mendelssohn, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Liszt. June 29: “Adventures of Don Juan,” Mozart, Gluck and James Bond medley. July 3: “Patriotic Salute” with the Brian Patti Big Band. July 6: “Symphonic Swing,” Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael. July 13: “Latin American Fiesta,” Gould, Fernandez, Ginastera and Gershwin. July 20: “Stage and Screen,” Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Williams. July 27: “A Triumphant Finale,” Beethoven’s Fifth, Gounod and Lehar sung by Nathalie Colas. Aug. 3: “The Best of Frank Sinatra,” with the Brian Patti Big Band. Aug. 10: Special Bonus Concert with Rob Parton Big Band.
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.
Sunday Sundown Concerts at 7 p.m. at Devonshire Park, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie. Call (847) 674-1500 or visit www.skokieparkdistrict.org. July 8: Chicago Outskirts (female jazz ensemble). July 15: The Associates (R&B). July 22: W.S. Fluke Holland Band (rock). July 29: Cheryl & the Dynamics (R&B/gospel/jazz). Aug. 5: Dueling Pianos. Aug. 12: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.
Tunes On Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Harrer Park Pavillion, 6250 Dempster St., Morton Grove. See www.mortongroveparks.com. June 26: Saturday June Band. July 10: Billy Elton (music of Billy Joel and Elton John). July 17: Bopology (Sinatra/swing). July 26: Fast Eddie & the Corvettes (’50s-’70s rock). July 31: Who Knew (voted 2010’s best dance band).
Village of Mount Prospect’s Fridays on the Green concert series, held at 6 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month, June through September, on the Village Green in front of Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St. July 6: Suburban Cowboys. July 20: Stache. Aug. 3: Mosquitoes Jam Band. Aug. 17: A Thousand Julys. Sept. 7: Jack Straw. Sept. 21: The Committee Band. For information, visit www.experiencemountprospect.org.
“From Hollywood, With Love,” a tribute to songs from Hollywood movies, will be presented at 7 p.m. July 6-7, 13-14 and 2 p.m. July 8 at St. Mary of the Woods Parish, 7033 N. Moselle Ave., Chicago. Tickets are free, but donations are appreciated. For advance reservations, contact Wendy Sable at email@example.com or (847) 370-2297.
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.
“The Monument,” presented by Idle Muse Theatre Company July 26-Aug. 26 at the Side Project Theater, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave., Chicago. Caught up in the political interests of a war he never understood, a young soldier stands convicted of war crimes. Now his only chance for survival is an enigmatic woman from the enemy side with an agenda he doesn’t understand. Curtain at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20; $15 for students and seniors; $10 for previews, July 26-27. Visit www.idlemuse.org or call (773) 340-9438.
“Song of Mark,” a musical that brings the Gospel of Mark to life, will be performed at 3 p.m. June 24 at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149 Golf Road, Niles. Free-will offerings will benefit the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago. For information, call (847) 967-1060.
“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.
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.
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Yes with special guest Procol Harum. $40, $50, $65, $75. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Celtic Thunder. $32.50, $49.50, $65, $75.
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For information, visit www.allstatearena.com. Parking is $20, cash only. July 7, 7 p.m.: American Idol Live! Tour 2012. $29.50, $45, $65. July 19, 7 p.m.: Rock of Ages Tour — Def Leppard/Poison with special guest Lita Ford. $29.50, $59.50, $79.50, $95. Aug. 3, 7 p.m.: Summerland Tour 2012 featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground. $39.50, $49.50. Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: System of a Down with deftones. $50.
Chambers, 6881 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. (847) 647-8282. www.thechambersonline.com. No cover, unless noted otherwise. June 22, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Second Hand Soul Band (Motown/dance). June 23, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: The Ronnie Ross Show. June 24, 5-9 p.m.: Judy Roberts and Greg Fishman. June 26, 6-11 p.m.: Judy Roberts and Jackie Allen. $10 cover. June 27, 6:30-11 p.m.: Natural Sound live music karaoke. June 29, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Crawford’s Daughter (acoustic rock, blues and soul). June 30, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Rick Lindy & the Wild Ones (‘50s-’60s rock). $5 cover.
Ethical Humanist Society Second Saturday Coffeehouse, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave. (at Howard), Skokie. (847) 677-3334. www.ethicalhuman.org/coffeehouse. July 14, 8 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Jason Fickel and vocalist Ginger Curry. $8.
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.
Mullen’s Bar & Grill, 8313 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge. (708) 452-3190. June 27, 7-10 p.m.: Jazz Community Big Band, an 18-piece big band based in Norridge, plays the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis and others. No cover.
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.
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.
Art Museo at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. (847) 544-5300. www.icohare.com. Through July 30: “Forms & Fragments,” an exhibit of contemporary sculpture by Chicago Sculpture International members Nikki Renee Anderson, Shelley Gilchrist, Donna Hapac and Mimi Peterson.
DoubleTree Hotel, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Through July: “Birds of a Feather,” paintings by Jim Lange, sponsored by Simply Chicago Art. Visit www.simplychicagoart.com.
Oakton Community College, Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. (847) 635-2633. www.oakton.edu/museum. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Through July 19: Steven Jay Urry: A Retrospective, presents the artist’s sculptures, drawings, paintings and experimental pieces.
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.
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 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.
Skokie Art Guild is seeking artists for its 51st annual Art Fair, to be held July 14-15 on the Village Green, 5211 Oakton, Skokie. Fine art; prizes and awards available. For information, visit www.skokieartguild.org or call (847) 677-8163.
The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, invites women artists to submit work for the juried exhibition “The Personal is Political: The Transformative Power of Women’s Art,” scheduled to run Oct. 4-26. Deadline for entries is July 26. There is no entry fee. A complete list of rules may be viewed at www.oakton.edu/newsevents/events/WGS_art_entry.pdf. For information, contact Nathan Harpaz at (847) 635-2633 or email@example.com.
Crafters are sought for the Resurrection College Prep High School Arts & Craft Fair, to be held Nov. 10 at 7500 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago. Applications are available at www.reshs.org or by contacting Carol Marchetti at (773) 775-6616, ext. 112.
The Norwood Park Historical Society is accepting applications from crafters, artists, and high-quality chefs/bakers to fill positions at the 25th annual Victoria’s Holiday Boutique, a fund-raiser for the nonprofit organization, to be held Nov. 28-Dec. 2 at 5624 N. Newark Ave., Chicago. Fee is $35-$65 per space, and each seller must donate 15% commission on sales. During the event, crafters must commit to a minimum of five hours to working the sale. Hand-made or homemade items only. For more information, call (773) 631-4633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books & poetry
Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. (847) 676-2230. www.bn.com. June 21, 6 p.m.: Janet Evanovich signs Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel.
Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt Ave. (847) 677-5277. www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org. Through June 23: Friends of the Library Book Sale. Open during library hours; ends at 2 p.m. Saturday. Paperbacks are 50 cents and hardcovers are $1.
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000 ; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.: Getting Strong — The Wiggles! Live in Concert. Tickets: $15.50-$85.50.
Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt Ave. (847) 677-5277. www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org. June 25, 10 a.m.: Screening of “Ratatouille,” rated G.
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.
Movie Night features “Kung Fu Panda 2,” rated PG, at 7 p.m. June 22 at the Prairie View Community Center, 6834 Dempster, Morton Grove. Movie-themed activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.mortongroveparks.com.
Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. (847) 663-6405. www.nileslibrary.org. June 23, 2 p.m.: Saturday Family Movie presents “Hugo.”
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: Ethan Bortnick — “It’s All About Music” tour, with special guest Kidz Bop Kids. $34.50-$49.50.
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 Hidden Shamrock Bar & Restaurant, 2723 N. Halsted Ave., Chicago. (773) 883-0304. June 29, 9 p.m.: “An Evening of Comedy & Music” with Skokie resident Debbie Sue Goodman, author of My Husband the Stranger, Still Single and Still Dating. $5.
Zanies Comedy Club, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. Showtimes at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Two-item food/beverage minimum. July 6-7: Larry Reeb, Dobie Maxwell and Pat McGann. July 11-14: Mike Toomey. July 18-19: Baron Vaughn from USA Network’s “Fairly Legal.” July 20-21: Jay Pharoah. July 27-28: Steve Rannazzisi. Aug. 1-4: Nick Vatterott. Aug. 10-11: Sebastian Maniscalco. Aug. 15-18: Michael Kosta. Aug. 22-25: John Roy.
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.
Leikarringen Heimhug Norwegian Folk Dancers meet weekly, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, at Norwood Crossing, 6016 N. Nina, Chicago. New members, age 16 and older, welcome. No dance experience needed, just interest in Scandinavian folk dance. For more information, call (847) 823-7596 or e-mail email@example.com; or (847) 692-6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Line dancing for all ages is held from 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday at the White Eagle Banquet Hall, 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Beginner lessons are at 7:30 p.m. and new dance or review at 8 p.m. Admission: $7; $5 for ages 17 and under. For information, call (847) 965-6353 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Fairs & festivals
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.
Skokie Art Guild’s 51st annual Art Fair, July 14-15 at the Village Green, 5211 Oakton St., downtown Skokie. Visit www.skokieartguild.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.
Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 W. Pratt Ave. (847) 677-5277. www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org. June 22, 1 p.m.: “Albert Nobbs.” June 28, 10:30 a.m.: “Being Elmo.” June 28, 1 p.m.: “The Maltese Falcon.” June 29, 1 p.m.: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” July 5, 10:30 a.m.: “Haywire.” July 5, 1 p.m.: “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” July 6, 1 p.m.: “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. (847) 663-6405. www.nileslibrary.org. Doris Day Film Discussion Series, with informal discussions after each screening — June 26, 2 p.m.: “That Touch of Mink” (1962). June 28, 2 p.m.: “The Thrill of it All” (1963).
Northwest Chicago Film Society presents the Classic Film Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted, at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Admission is $5. For information, visit www.northwestchicagofilmsociety.org. June 27: “After Tomorrow” (1932), with the short subject “City of Contrasts.” July 5: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956), with selected 1950s sci-fi trailers. July 11: “Christmas In July” (1940), with the Laurel & Hardy short subject “Thicker Than Water.” July 18: “House of Bamboo” (1955), with the 1945 U.S. Office of War Information propaganda film “My Japan.” July 25: “La belle equipe” (1936), with the Popeye cartoon “We Aim to Please.” Aug. 1: “Stage Struck” (1958), with the short subject “Stage Frights.” Aug. 8: “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum” (1933), with the Betty Boop cartoon “The Old Man and the Mountain.” Aug. 15: “A Hen in the Wind” (1948), with the National Film Board of Canada cartoon “The Cat Came Back.” Aug. 22: “This Day and Age” (1933), with the Popeye cartoon “The Man on the Flying Trapeze.” Aug. 29: “The Chase” (1966), with the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon “Fast and Furry-ous.”
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.The Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park,
located along the east side of McCormick Boulevard, between Dempster on the north to Touhy on the south, offers free, docent-led tours featuring a different section of the two-mile long park each month. Tours last approximately one hour and feature discussions of the sculptures, their creating artists, types of materials used and techniques employed as well as the artists’ concepts for the various pieces. The park is handicapped accessible but the tours require walking between the sculptures, so people who have difficulty are encouraged to bring a wheelchair. All tours begin promptly at 1 p.m. No reservations are required. For information, visit www.sculpturepark.org or call (847) 679-4265. June 24: Section II, park in the canoe launch on Oakton, just east of McCormick, and walk over the channel bridge to McCormick to begin the tour. July 22: Section IV, park in the lot in the park, between Howard and Touhy. Aug. 26: Section I, park in the lot between Dempster and Main streets on the east side of McCormick Boulevard. Sept. 23: Section II, park in the canoe launch on Oakton, just east of McCormick, and walk over the channel bridge to McCormick to begin the tour. Oct. 28: Section IV, park in the lot in the park, between Howard and Touhy.
Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. (847) 663-6405. www.nileslibrary.org. June 21, 7:30 p.m.: Niles Songwriters Group meets. Area songwriters are invited to bring original songs to share and get feedback from others.
Skokie Art Guild offers figure drawing workshops from 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at the Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie. Live models; no instructor. Fee per session is $20; $12 for members. For information, call Steve Gal, (847) 673-4450, or visit www.skokieartguild.org.
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. The information line is (847) 635-6601. Through June 24: Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion,” featuring an international cast of 52 acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35-$80; $31.50-$67.50 for senior citizens, students and military; $28-$65 for children 12 and under. Visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.
“Loving Llanview,” an interactive fan event celebrating the soap opera “One Life to Live,” 3 p.m. June 24 at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Cast members participating include Kassie DePaiva, John-Paul Lavoisier, Michael Easton, Melissa Archer, Hilary B. Smith and Trevor St. John. Tickets: $125 Gold Circle, $75, $55, $35; post-show autograph and photo session, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $125 (must have show ticket to attend). Visit www.lovingllanview.com or call (866) 364-0330.
Monday Night Car Shows, 5-9 p.m. every Monday, through Sept. 10, in the west parking lot of Westfield Old Orchard shopping center, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Cars on display will include classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, motorcycles and vintage military vehicles. There will also be music, food and hourly raffles. Visit www.mondaynightcarshows.com.
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.