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Local arts & entertainment

July 14, 2013


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

Lake County Folk Club: 7 p.m. most Sundays, The In-Laws Restaurant, 720 N. Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Upcoming events include a performance by the Sanctified Grumblers,with opening performer Merv Collins July 14. The Sanctified Grumblers write and play acoustic music in the vein of the old blues, jug band, and old timey traditions with a sprinkling of New Orleans rhythms, combining the sounds of music's pre-electric past with the narration of modern universal themes.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. Visit

Buffalo Grove Art Festival: 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14, Buffalo Grove Town Center, corner of Lake-Cook Road and Route 83, Buffalo Grove. More than 160 juried artists from around the globe will sell and display their work and give demos and booth chats. Attendees can also purchase works from young artists ages 18 and younger. Includes live musical performances, food and art activities for kids, including an art scavenger hunt and spin art at the festival. Free admission. For details, call (847) 926-4300 or email

The Barrington Concours d'Elegance Car Show: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. Featuring 100 rare vehicles, including special displays never before seen in the Midwest. All proceeds benefit the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Cost is $25-$85. Visit

FrogLady Reptile Show: 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Meet the FrogLady, aka Deb Krohn, and visit with more than 20 live animals during Ela Area Public Library's Herpetology program. During this interactive event, learn the differences between reptiles and amphibians, as well as interesting facts about each of the live animals discussed during the program. No registration is required for this free program. To register, call (847) 438-3840 or visit

Flavors of the Caribbean: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Savor the flavors of the Caribbean freshly prepared by the staff of Julio's Cocina Latina in Lake Zurich. Free. Visit

The History of Superman: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch. Teens can see dozens of movie clips from a variety of Superman film adaptations. Presented by Steven Frenzel. Visit

Author Helene Wecker: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. Welcome Libertyville native Helene Wecker to Cook Library, author of "The Golem and the Jinni." Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store. Registration is requested. Free. 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. On July 16, Morry Sochat & The Special 20's will perform classic Chicago blues with swing and rock 'n' roll from the 1950s.Visit

Family Concert with Little Miss Ann: 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Little Miss Ann is back by popular demand for family folk-rock concerts of traditional and new songs. Attendees will receive numbered tickets on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 30 minutes before each program. Free. Call (847) 362-2330 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, July 17 through Aug. 11, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. A musical comedy romp through everyday relationships. Cost $40-$48. Visit

Coppola Film Series: 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Watch "Peggy Sue Got Married," rated "PG-13," 103 minutes. Free. Visit

Out to Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 16, Milwaukee and Church, Libertyville. "Out to Lunch" will feature a local band, nine local food vendors, including Mexican food, brats, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, sushi and ice cream. The concert for July 19 will be Peter Cimbalo. Admission is 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 July 19, Loko Amorwill perform.For details, call (847) 623-2041 or visit

Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July21, 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 21 is Kabuto (samurai helmets). Visit

'The Liar': 2 and 6 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through July 21, Writers Theater, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Hours after arriving in Paris, the charismatic pathological liar Dorante is smitten by a pair of comely young ladies and confounded by a case of mistaken identity. Misunderstandings, secret agendas and witty wordplay abound. For tickets and to confirm showtimes, visit

'Yellow Moon': 2 and 6 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 4, Writers Theater, 664 Vernon Ave., Glencoe. Leila and Lee are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde on a wild ramble across the Scottish highlands. Performance schedule subject to change. For tickets or schedule information, visit

Where Land Meets Sky: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 16, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. An exhibit that features Midwestern landscapes in oil by painters Lars- Birger Sponberg and Paul Weber and watercolor landscapes and bronze sculptures of Native American trail marker trees by Dennis Downes. For information, contact curator Steve Jones at (847) 543-2240 or, or visit

Carillon Concerts: 7 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 2, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Bring a blanket and dinner and picnic on the lawn by McGinley Pavilion, or stop by the Garden Grille for a preconcert dinner. Carillonneurs from around the world will perform the music of the 48-bell Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon. Meet the performers and enjoy a free carillon tour and demonstration before the concert and even try your hand at ringing the bells. 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. Fo details, call (847) 968-4529 or visit

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