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July 21, 2013


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

'A Chorus Line': 2 p.m. Sundays, July 21 and 28, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 25, 26 and 27, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St, Grayslake. One of Broadway's most popular and longest-running musicals tells of the ambitions of professional Broadway chorus dancers trying to land a job in a show. Tickets are $16 for general admission; $13 for CLC/ Senior/Teen/JLC subscribers. Buy one, get one free on July 25. The box office is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to each performance. Visit tickets.

2013 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival: Sunday, July 21, through Sunday, July 28, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Films from around the globe compete for a variety of awards. Judges experience each film for the first time along with the audience. Filmmakers will participate in live q-and- a's with the audience, moderated by a festival judge. The schedule is: Blue Carpet Opening Night at 7 p.m. July 21; official selection screenings 7 p.m. July 22-26, 9:45 p.m. July 26, and noon and 2:45 p.m. July 27; festival centerpiece concert 7 p.m. July 24; closing night special presentation 7 p.m. July 27; awards lunch noon July 28; and Blue Whiskey Chaser at 3 and 7 p.m. July 28. Admission is $6- $100. 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). For details, 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. For more details, visit tickets.htm.

Bowling Fundraiser: 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Brunswick Zone Bowling, 316 Center Drive, Vernon Hills. The third annual City of Hope, Bowl for Hope, is open to the public. The admission fee gets each person two hours of bowling, including shoes, along with free pizza and soft drinks. A silent auction will be held and raffle prizes will be handed out as well. Families and individuals are all welcome to participate. Cost is $25. For information, contact Bill McNulty at or the City of Hope office at (312) 781-9290 or Visit fundraising-office.

The Hot Sauce Committee: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, Village of Vernon Hills, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills. The Hot Sauce Committee combines '90s hip-hop, with guitars and club beats for a high-energy hot sauce experience. Visit thehotsaucecommittee. For details, call (847) 367-3700,

Ghost Walk of Palatine: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21. 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 younger goes to charity. Reservations are requested at (847) 358-6091 or

Lunch and a Movie: Noon Monday, July 22, Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch. See "Hotel Transylvania," rated PG. Visit

Behind the Scenes at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater: 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Marriott Lincolnshire Theater staff will share the inside details about the making of a musical. Meet the executive producer, costume designer, stage manager, and others from our neighborhood nationally-acclaimed theater. 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 23, Montana Skies will perform classical fusion. Visit

The Magic of Gary Kantor: 1 and 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, Cook Memorial Public Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. See card tricks, vanishing acts, mind-reading, and more in this fast- paced show. Free. Visit Call (847) 362-2330 or visit

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, Gurnee Mills, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee. Live local performances in a variety of genres throughout the summer. Concert goers will receive special offers from participating retailers. Free. Call (847) 263-7500, visit or follow Gurnee Mills on Facebook.

Cuneo Summer Concert Series: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills. Loyola University Chicago's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens Summer Concert Series will feature live performances. The series will include a Piano Man Concert July 24. a Gone Country Concert Aug. 14, and an ABBA Salute Aug. 28. Admission to each concert is $20 per car. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs to sit on the lawn. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. For information, visit

Stephen Foster Tribute Concert: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. From his first hit with "Oh Susannah" in 1848 through his death in 1864, Stephen Foster created music that touched millions and live on to this day. Award-winning folk singer and songwriter Chris Vallillo will present Foster's music and explore his impact on American culture. Free. To register, click on "events calendar" at or call (847) 918-3225.

Henhouse Prowlers: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Independence Grove, 16400 W Buckley Road, Libertyville. The Henhouse Prowlers use traditional bluegrass as a base and expand upon it to create danceable songs with up-tempo drive and bouncing, midtempo grooves. Visit henhouse-prowlers-media.

Hot Summer Nights: 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Dance or listen to a host of diverse genres. Beverages and light fare will complement the specific music genre of the evening. Professional dance instructors provide mini lessons that correspond with the style of music. On July 25, Grupo Cha Cha will perform Latin jazz. Visit

Beatolution: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Part of the library's summer concert series. Beatolution (formerly Stockwood) Beatles Tribute. Pack a picnic for this free concert. Visit

Suburban Cowboys: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Viking Park Bandshell, Gurnee. Country cover band Suburban Cowboys will perform top 40 and classic country music. Visit fr_home.cfm.

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 26, Banna Irish Duowill perform.For details, call (847) 623-2041, or visit

Out to Lunch: 11 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, Milwaukee and Church, Libertyville. Each Friday through Aug. 16, "Out to Lunch" will feature a local band and nine local food vendors, including Mexican food, brats, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, sushi and ice cream. Admission is free. Visit

Lake County Folk Club: 7 p.m. most Sundays, The In-Laws Restaurant, 720 N. Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Upcoming events include a Song CircleJuly 28. 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. For details, 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, through Aug. 11, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. A musical comedy romp through everyday relationships. $40-$48. 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

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