Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event.
Round Lake Beach BeachFest: 2-7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Cultural & Civic Center of Round Lake Beach, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. The Festival includes live music, cultural foods and events, children's entertainment, a crafters market and a lowrider car show. Free admission. For band and event details and festival hours, visit www.villageofroundlakebeach.org or call (847) 201- 9032.
Wauconda Fest: Noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Wauconda Park District, 600 North Main St., Wauconda. Includes carnival ride specials, Taste of Wauconda, wine tasting tent, tie-dye tent, car show, 5K/10K Race and more. Visit www.waucondaparks.com.
Tempel Lipizzans Matinee: 1 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Tempel Farms, 17000 Wadsworth Road, Old Mill Creek. On select Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, the famous Lipizzan Stallions will perform in the backdrop of the Tempel Farms for Matinee and Evening performances. Set to classical music, the program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. After the performance, attendees can enjoy a self-guided tour through the stallion stable and visit the foals in the pasture. $15-$25. Visit www.tempelfarms.com.
Fox Lake Firemen's Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Fox Lake Fire Department Bingo Hall, 114 Washington St., Fox Lake. Food and raffles throughout the weekend. Music and entertainment Saturday. Water fights at 10 a.m. Sunday, with events running until 6 p.m. Free. Call (847) 587-3975 or foxlake.org.
Highwood's Taste of Summer: 1-9 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood. Food, live music, beer garden, carnival rides for all ages. Free admission. Visit www.celebratehighwood.com.
Piano and Strings Concert: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. A free Piano and Strings Concert performed by the Artists from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute. Visit www.ravinia.org.
The B-52's: 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Ravinia, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. The well-known band will perform. $29.50 and up. Visit theb52s.com/tour.
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 25 will feature Hector & Mari Fernandez, along with Tom Kimball performing on Spanish guitar. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org/ evenings/esplanade_evenings.
Coppola Film Series: 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Northbrook Public Library presents films by Francis Ford Coppola in July. The first film in the series is "The Cotton Club," 127 minutes, rated R. Free. Call (847) 272-6224 or visit www.northbrook.info.
Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, and 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4, Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The bands will bring their co-headlining tour as part of the Coors Light Concert Series to Ravinia. Ticket prices are $35- $110. Visit www.matchboxtwenty.com/events.
StateLine in Concert: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, Henry J. Paulus Park, 200 South Rand Road, Lake Zurich. StateLine is a top 40 country band based out of the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. They focus on playing new, chart-topping country music, mixed in with some classic country, as well as some southern and classic rock/ pop. Call (847) 438-5146, or visit www.statelinecountry.com/ calendar.html.
Bernstein's 'Songfest': 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, Martin Theatre at Ravinia, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. The chamber orchestra version of Leonard Bernstein's "Songfest," Bernstein's commission for the United States bicentennial set to music.$10-$60. Visit www.ravinia.org.
Hillbilly Rockstarz: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Drive, Lincolnshire. Hillbilly Rockstarz specialize in covering the latest hits in country music and classic favorites. Visit www.hillbillyrockstarz.net/fr_home.cfm.
'1776': 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4, and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine. In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin try to coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as they attempt to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. $6. Visit www.cuttinghall.org/ tickets.htm.
Out to Lunch: 11 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 16, Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Each Friday through Aug. 16, Out to Lunch will features a local band, nine local food vendors including Mexican food, brats, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, sushi and ice cream. Admission is free. Food can be purchased through individual vendors. Visit www.mainstreetlibertyville.org.
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 July 5, The Bruce Williams Band will perform.Call (847) 623-2041, or visit www.waukeganpl.org.
Tempel Lipizzans Evening Performance: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, Tempel Farms, 17000 Wadsworth Road., Old Mill Creek. On select Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday afternoons/evenings, the famous Lipizzan Stallions will perform in the backdrop of the Tempel Farms for Matinee and Evening performances. The program follows the Tempel Lipizzans through varying stages of development and training. After the performance, attendees can enjoy a self-guided tour through the stallion stable and visit the foals in the pasture. $15-$25. Visit www.tempelfarms.com.
Voo Doo Kings Charity Car Show: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo. Charity Car Show sponsored by the Voo Doo Kings car club. Includes a concert and flame contest. The auto museum has classic, antique and muscle cars, including TV and movie cars, a military museum and a new building for children featuring a Disney Display. Visit www.volocars.com.
Piano and String Concert: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, and Monday, July 8, Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Piano and strings concert with artists from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute. Free. Visit www.ravinia.org.
Baritone Nikolaus Arden Concert: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Baritone Nikolas Arden will sing works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Ibert and Quilter accompanied by pianist Steven Greene. Free. Call (847) 272- 6224 or visit www.northbrook.info.
Ghost Walk of Palatine: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, starts at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. A two hour tour through downtown Palatine visiting some specific locations to discuss the lore associated with hauntings as far back as the 1800s. This is a family friendly event. A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under goes to charity. Reservations are requested at (847) 358-6091 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.facebook.com./ghostloreofpalatine.
Sarah Chang and Andrew Von Oeyen: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, Martin Theatre at Ravinia, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Sarah Chang is an American classical violinist. Her debut came in 1989 with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and shortly thereafter, Chang was recognized as a child prodigy. $10- $75. Visit www.ravinia.org.
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July7, 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 July 7 is Samurai Masks. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org.
Lake County Folk Club: 7 p.m. most Sundays, The In-Laws Restaurant, 720 N. Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Upcoming events include a performance by Annie and Rod Capps with opening performer Cath Kasmer on June 30 and an open stage with host Scott Engstrom Sunday, July 7. No charge for open stage and song circle events; admission for performances is $10 for members, seniors and students, $12 for nonmembers. Call (847) 271-1584. Visit thelakecountyfolkclub.org.
Dave Rudolf's 'Dig It' Show: 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. An outdoor summer concert at the library with Grammy-nominated Dave Rudolf and his band. Bring a blanket. Concert will be inside in case of inclement weather. Free. Registration is required at calendar.vapld.info or (224) 543-1486.
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