A Luminary Tribute featuring 1,500 candles is one of a few Veterans Day events planned this Monday at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. No admission charge or parking fee. (630) 668-5161 or . 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11; Performances of the play "Veterans Voices" at 6 and 8 p.m.
Photographic and digital artist Deborah B. Orloff layers landscapes on top of each other in her exhibit "Holzwege" (a German word meaning "wood path"), starting Sunday at North Central College's Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. No admission charge. (630) 637-5300 or . 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays from Sunday, Nov. 11, through Thursday, Jan. 9 (closed on holidays)
Maestro Joel Smirnoff returns to conduct the Chicago Philharmonic in a concert called "Romantic Serenade" featuring music of Berlioz, Brahms and Richard Strauss this Sunday at Nichols Concert Hall in the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $25- $75. (847) 866-6888 or . 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10
Big band stand
Relive the music and dance styles popular in the 1940s with the musical revue "In the Mood," which plays at two area venues this Thursday and Friday. First it stops at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $25-$45. (847) 782-2366 or . Then it heads to the Coronado Theatre, 314 N. Main St., Rockford. $25-$45 (815) 968- 5222 or . 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Waukegan; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Rockford
Like a light bulb!
If your family loves stop-motion holiday TV specials from the 1960s, then they won't want to miss Emerald City Theatre's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical," which starts a run Thursday at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. $30. (800) 775-2000 or . Various dates between Thursday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 29
See Byrne live
Catch "Sullivan and Son" star Steve Byrne perform standup comedy this week starting on Thursday at The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22. (847) 240-2001 or . 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
The esteemed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra inaugurated the Wentz Concert Hall in 2008, and now the ensemble curated by Wynton Marsalis returns for a concert filled with music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more on Friday, Dec. 6, at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $100-$125. (630) 637-7469 or . 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
Aurora's own Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl returns with another dance concert celebrating the folk dances of Mexico's many regions on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $25-$28. $18-$20 kids ages 12 and under. (630) 896-6666 or . 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
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