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July 28, 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. Sunday, July 28, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Tickets are $16 for general admission; $13 for CLC/Senior/Teen/JLC subscribers. Tickets are available at the box office 90 minutes prior to each performance. Visit

Taste of Lincolnshire: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, Village Green, Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and food from award-winning restaurants. Visit taste-of-lincolnshire.

2013 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival: Noon and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Films selected for exhibition and competition will be screened. Judges experience each film for the first time along with the audience. During the festival's 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 information, visit

The Music Man: 2:30 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, through Aug. 11, PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch. Call (847) 395- 3055 or visit

Lake County Folk Club: 7 p.m. most Sundays, The In-Laws Restaurant, 720 N. Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Upcoming events include a Song Circle on July 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

Vocal Concert: 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, Bennett Gordon Hall, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. A vocal concert from artists from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute. 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 30, Sunnyside Up will perform bluegrass. Visit

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, Gurnee Mills, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee. Live local performances in a variety of genres throughout the summer. Concertgoers will receive special offers from participating retailers. Free. Call (847) 263-7500, visit or follow Gurnee Mills on Facebook.

Coppola Film Series: 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Northbrook Public Library presents films by Francis Ford Coppola in July. On July 31, "One From the Heart" will be shown. The film is 107 minutes and rated "R." Free. Call (847) 272-6224 or visit

Palatine Concert Band: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. Palatine's own 90- member ensemble will present an evening of light summer fare with a variety of selections ranging from classical to popular. Free. Call (847) 991-0333 or visit Weather Hotline: (847) 705-5123, ext. 431.

Mozart in the Winds: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, Martin Theatre at Ravinia, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. Wind Soloists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform. Cost is $10-$75; a concert/dining package is $75 per performance. Visit

Northbrook Days: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 31 and Aug. 1; 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Village Green Park, corner of Shermer Road and Meadow Road, Northbrook. Carnival rides, kids games, nightly raffle drawings and the Grand Prize Car drawing Sunday night. Activities include live music, Taste of Northbrook and a beer and wine garden. Free admission. Call (847-) 13-6362 or visit

Thursday Night at the Movies: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch. "Lincoln" will be screened. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit

Drive-Thru BBQ: 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1-2, St. Peter United Church of Christ, 47 Church St., Lake Zurich.A $10 order will buy a pulled pork or beef brisket sandwich and two sides - - choice of potato salad, coleslaw, or baked beans. Brothers Ribs will prepare the food.Order forms are available at the church office or online at; preorders are encouraged. For details, call (847) 438-6441.

Hot Summer Nights: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 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 Aug. 1, the Volo Bogtrotters Old-Time String Band will perform. Visit

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Pack a picnic and watch The Legends, a Beach Boys tribute band, perform. 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 Aug. 2, Patchouliwill perform.For more information, call (847) 623-2041 or visit

Out to Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 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. For more details, visit

'Snoopy!!!': 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. "Snoopy!!!" is the musical sequel to "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," based on the world renowned "Peanuts" comic strip. Cost is $10. Visit

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