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July 21, 2013


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'Folks with Spokes': Runs through Aug. 31, Elk Grove Historical Museum, 399 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village. Pedal your way through the Elk Grove Historical Museum's newest interactive exhibit "Folks with Spokes." The history of bicycling in Elk Grove includes several historical artifacts, an opportunity to decorate wheel spokes, a chance to experience a ride through Busse Woods, and more. Admission is free. Hours through August are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturdays; or by appointment. Sponsored by the Elk Grove Village CycleSport with services provided by the Friends of Cycling. For information on discount bicycling scout workshops and community programs, call (847) 439-3994 or visit

Classic Car Show: Registration 8 a.m.-noon; trophies 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Grossinger Palatine Chevrolet, 151 E. Lake-Cook Road, Palatine. Grossinger Palatine Chevrolet is hosting a classic car show to benefit Make A Wish Foundation. There will be 25 trophies to give away, including Best In Show and Dealer's Choice. All makes and models are accepted: classic, muscle, trucks, street rods, and more. Includes raffles, music and food. The participation fee is $20. Visit

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change': 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Fall head over heels for this musical comedy about that terribly wonderful, simply complex thing called love. From dressing for a first date, marriage and babies, in-laws and the injustice of long lines for the ladies room, this musical romps through our everyday relationships. Cost is $40-$48. For information, visit

'Bye Bye Birdie': 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. "Bye Bye Birdie" tells the story of a rock and roll singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, who is about to be inducted into the army. Rose, his agent's secretary, concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad's induction. Cost is $12 for adults; $7 for youth; and free for kids younger than 2. For details/tickets,

Belmondos: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. The three musicians who would be known as Belmondos met in the 2000s at The Chicago Underground Loft, a playground for improvising musicians. An English guitar lord, a French woman discovering accordion and a Michigan Mohican on the bull fiddle, they've played together ever since. Free. For information, visit

'Fiddler on the Roof': 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. In the little village of Anatevka, Tevya, a poor dairyman tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community. Cost is $5-$14. Visit

Suburban Cowboys: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, downtown Des Plaines. Country cover band performs top 40 country, as well as some classic country jams. For information, visit

Jazz Consortium Big Band: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. The 17-piece jazz Big Band features swing and jazz-rock favorites from Big Band era. Cost is $10. For details, visit

Ghost Walk of Palatine: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. The Palatine Ghost Walk is a two-hour tour through downtown Palatine. The tour visits 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 younger goes to charity. Reservations are requested at (847) 358-6091 or

Suburban Chicago's Got Talent Top 15: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. All the top talent from the area has auditioned, and now the top 15. Follow these performers as they work their way toward a final performance at The Taste of Arlington Heights. Cost is $15. For tickets/information, visit

2013 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Each film selected for exhibition and competition will be screened at the Palatine Park District's Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center over the course of seven days. Judges experience each film for the first time along with the audience. During the festival's weeklong run, filmmakers from all over the world will participate in live Q- AND-A's with the audience moderated by a festival judge. Cost is $6- $100. For tickets/information, visit

Summer at Town Square: 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 22, Town Square of Schaumburg, 140-200 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. The Ragtops play music of the '50s and '60s. Rain date is July 25. Sponsored by Schaumburg Township District Library. For details, call (847) 923- 3144.

Behind the Scenes at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre: 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Marriott Lincolnshire Theater staff share inside details about the making of a musical. Meet the executive producer, costume designer, stage manager and others. Free. Register at

Monday Concert In The Park: 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Park, 411 S. Maple, Mount Prospect. Featuring the Mount Prospect Community Band. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment. Concession stand will be open selling hot dogs, sandwiches, cold drinks and snacks. Free. For information, visit

Battle of the Bands: 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, Town Square of Schaumburg, 140-200 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. All are welcome to participate and cheer on the bands. Hosted by the Schaumburg Township District Library Teen Place. For information, call (847) 923-3242 or visit

'The Guilt Trip': 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. "The Guilt Trip," closed captioned, 2012, PG-13, 93 minutes. Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. For information, visit

'Curious George': 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. The Man in the Yellow Hat travels to Africa where he accidentally adopts an adorable chimpanzee named George. While George is surely cute, his curiosity has a tendency to get him into a series of predicaments in this big-screen adaptation of the beloved books by Margaret E. Rey. Cost is $3. For information/tickets, visit

Schaumburg Boomers Baseball: 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Schaumburg Bommers vs. Florence Freedom. Call the Boomers Box Office, (847) 461-3695, or visit

Dave Rudolf Concert: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, North School Park, Eastman and Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Dave Rudolf's live kids' show is a whole lot of fun. For information, visit

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 13, Old Town Park, 111 Third St., Bloomingdale. Experience an array of talented music artists. Participants may bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Series is sponsored by the Bloomingdale Park District, the Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Bank & Trust and Friendly Ford. July 23: Bloomingdale's Got Talent. Free. Visit or call (630) 529-3650.

Springbrook Nature Center: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 130 Forest Ave., Itasca. Hiking trails, raptor aviary, visitor center with aquarium and interactive displays. Call (630) 773-5572 or visit

Progressive Community Bingo: Tuesday, Chevy Chase Country Club, 100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begins at 7 p.m. Call (847) 943-9721.

Normenneness Singing Society: Tuesdays at the Estonian House in Lincolnshire. Rehearsals for the upcoming fall and winter season have begun. The all-male choral group of Norwegian origin founded in 1870, is looking for singers. Vocal talent is not a prerequisite, just a desire to have a good time. Call Jerry, (847) 437-5825, or visit

'To Live' Movie Screening: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1234 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. "To Live" is an epic movie that follows the experiences and challenges facing a family from the 1940s to the 1970s in an ever- changing China. Movie is appropriate for teens and adults. Free. For details, visit

The Brothers Grimm: 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. Ages 4 and older can join the library for a professional theater production of four beloved stories: "Cinderella," "The Brave Little Tailor," "Rumpelstiltskin" and "The Bremen Town Musicians." Free tickets distributed in the kidsZone beginning at 9:40 a.m. Limited seating. For information, visit

Family Theatre Auditions for 'Anything Goes': By appointment July 24, 25 and 26, Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Auditions will be held for the 1962 version of "Anything Goes," directed by Karen Brhel, music direction by Kevin Mikol and choreography by Renee Heitman. Appointments will be taken by calling (630) 540-4834 or by email at Show dates are Oct. 17-20. Auditions are open to ages 8 through adult. If cast in the production there is a program fee of $55 for residents; $65 for nonresidents. For information, call (630) 540-4800 or visit

Budweiser Clydesdales Parade: 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Vail Avenue and Campbell Street, Arlington Heights. The world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales will parade through Arlington Heights, making several stops at local restaurants. They will make two loops through downtown traveling north of Vail Avenue.

'Hyronomous A. Frog': 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Town Square of Schaumburg, 140-200 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. Schaumburg Community Singers will provide preshow entertainment from 6:30-7 p.m., followed by Street Theatre performance from 7-7:30 p.m. For details, call (847) 490-7015.

Barrington Cruise Nights: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 29, in the Harris Bank Parking lot on South Cook Street, downtown Barrington. Food and ice cream vendors, prizes and live entertainment. Call (847) 304-3400. For information.

Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows: 6-9 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 30, Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Free Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows includes entertainment, food and drinks For details, call Laura (847) 255- 8764 or visit

Laugh Out Loud Theater: 7:30 (all ages) and 9:30 p.m. (adults) Fridays and Saturdays, 601 N. Martingale Road, Suite 171, Schaumburg. Comedy shows. Cost is $12-$18. Call (847) 240-0386 or visit

Fridays on the Green: 6-8 p.m. Fridays, July 19, Aug 2, Aug. 16, Village Green at the village hall, 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. Free. Visit

Volo Bog State Natural Area: 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Naturalist-led tours of Illinois' only remaining quaking bog (which means it will shake when you walk on it) are available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays. The state natural area includes a visitors center, hiking trails and picnic area.

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights Car Show: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 28, Mount Prospect Metra lot, downtown Mount Prospect. Classic car show. Visit

Dance in the Parks Performance: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Bartlett Nature Center, James "Pate" Philip State Park, 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett. Dance in the Parks is a professional dance company dedicated to bringing quality concert-dance to Chicago area parks in the summer. The concert features choreography created and performed by some of Chicago's top dance professionals and showcases Bartlett area youth dancers. Bring the whole family and a picnic dinner to enjoy an evening of dance outdoors. The fee is $5 per person. For information, call (630) 540-4800 or visit

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