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June 16, 2013


Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event.

Father's Day Charity Car Show: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Libertyville Chevrolet, 1001 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. The North Shore Corvette Club and Libertyville Chevrolet are sponsoring a Corvette, Chevy and Street Rod car show. Veterans will be recognized and proceeds will benefit the Veterans at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago. In addition, a food drive will be held to benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. Food and other vendors, music, giveaways, door prizes and raffles. Admission is $3. Car registration is $25 and is open from 6:30-10 a.m. A registration form is available at For details, contact or (847) 945-8683.

Libertyville Days Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Milwaukee Avenue and Church Street, Libertyville. The Libertyville Days Festival held in Downtown Libertyville features a carnival, food court, arts and crafts fair, live music, and family events. For event schedule, visit

Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Drop by the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden for hands-on activities related to Japanese arts and culture. The free activities vary each time and are subject to change. The activity for June 16 is Kendama (origami cup & ball). Visit

Lake County Folk Club: 7 p.m. most Sundays, The In-Laws Restaurant, 720 N. Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Upcoming events include a performance by Lehto & Wright,a Celtic/American folk/folk rock band, with opening performer Joe BarthJune 16, and a Song Circle June 23. No charge for open stage and song circle events; admission for performances is $10 for members, seniors and students; $12 for nonmembers. To reserve concert seating, call (847) 271-1584 or visit

Scaring the Normals: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. A witty comedy of mistaken identity and finding oneself. Tickets are $12-$20. Visit

Music on the Esplanade: 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 27, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Enjoy the gardens before sipping a drink and having a light supper. Live music varies weekly. June 18 will feature the JoeSounds Steel Drum Trio performing Caribbean music. Visit esplanade_evenings.

The Convertibles: 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington. With roots in four-part barbershop harmony, The Convertibles quartet performs a wide- ranging mixture of music, including doo-wop from the '50s and pop favorites from the '60s. Free. Register at or call (847) 382-1300, ext. 1. Visit

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Wauconda Park District, 600 N. Main St., Wauconda. Stateline Band will perform. Pack a picnic, gather the family, and enjoy the sounds of summer. Free. Visit

Long Grove Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 21; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Historic Downtown Long Grove, 307 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Long Grove's 29th Annual Strawberry Festival. Enjoy strawberry-inspired treats, including chocolate-dipped fresh strawberries, strawberry doughnuts, ice cream, and fruit smoothies; as well as live music and distinctive shopping. Admission is $5 per person, free for kids younger than 12. There will also be rides, face painting, outdoor activities, and tents full of family products. Visit

Out to Lunch: 11 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, Milwaukee and Church, Libertyville. Each Friday through Aug. 16, "Out to Lunch" will feature a local band, nine local food vendors, including Mexican food, brats, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, sushi and ice cream. Admission is free. Visit

Audrey Plays Cello: 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater, 50 Fairway Drive, Vernon Hills. During a visit to her hometown, cellist Audrey Q. Snyder will perform a small, informal recital of 20th-century works at the Vernon Hills Arbortheater. Free. Visit

Waukegan Library summer concerts: Noon Fridays through Aug. 30, Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Waukegan. Free concerts in front of the library. In case of rain, concerts will move indoors to the Bradbury Room. Listeners can bring their own lunch or pick up lunch available for sale on-site from Jerry's Tacos. Drinks and baked goods are also available for purchase. On June 21, Kraig Kenning will perform. For more information, call (847) 623-2041, or visit

Hot Rods for Huntington's disease: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo. Hot rod car show to raise money for Huntington's disease. Includes baggo tournament, live music, silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Museum includes six buildings full of classic, muscle and antique cars, as well as TV and movie cars and a new Disney Display. Car show entrants, call Danielle at (847) 529-3374. Admission is $13.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors, and $8.95 for children. Visit

'Nine Lives' book signing: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, This Old Book, 138 Center St., Grayslake. Lake County author G.C. Rosenquist will explore the dark side of science fiction with nine horrifying "Sci-Fear" short stories. Free admission. Visit and

Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Celebrate the band's second decade with a gala performance. Hear members of the band from duets to ensembles of up to 12 people in an intimate chamber concert setting. Free. For details, call (847) 634- or visit

Sensational Fourth of July Celebrations: 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Take your Independence Day menu beyond basic burgers with star-spangled creations prepared by Chef Michael Maddox. Recipes and food samples provided. Free. Visit

Author Will Schwalbe: 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, Cook Memorial Public Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Will Schwalbe chronicled the eclectic array of books he and his highly accomplished mother, Mary Anne Schwalbe, read as she faced the end of her life, the wide-ranging and deeply personal conversations that ensued, and their shared passion for reading in his memoir, "The End of Your Life Book Club." Free. Visit

'The Lone Ranger Rides Again': 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Cook Memorial Public Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Lone Ranger. College of Lake County sociology professors John and Maria Jose Tenuto will tell the story of how the Lone Ranger and Tonto were created. There will also be a display of collectibles and rare photographs, including pictures from the family of actor Clayton Moore. Registration required. Free. Visit

Improv comedy: 7:30-8:30 p.m. or 9-10 p.m. most Saturdays, Improv Playhouse Studio Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Performers from Improv Playhouse will do two shows of improv comedy. The 7:30 p.m. show is family friendly, and the 9 p.m. show is for adults. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7.50 for students, and $5 for current Improv Playhouse students. Call (847) 968-4529 or visit

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change': 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays, 1 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, now through June 30 and July 17 through Aug. 11, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. A musical comedy romp through everyday relationships. Cost is $40- $48. Visit

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