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August 11, 2013


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

Ivanhoe Festival Craft Show: 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Ivanhoe Congregational Church, UCC, 21078 W. Hwy. 176, Mundelein. In addition to the craft show, meal service will be from noon to 4 p.m. and will include grilled smoked sausage sandwiches and chicken, roast corn and a selection of side salads. The cost for a meal is $12 at the door, $10 in advance, $6 for children ages 3-12, and free for kids younger than 3. Other activities include a bake sale, games for the kids and entertainment. Call (847) 566-5204 or visit

Lake County Folk Club: 7 p.m. most Sundays, The In-Laws Restaurant, 720 N. Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Upcoming events include and Open Stage on Aug. 11. 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 or visit

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change': 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. A musical comedy romp through everyday relationships. Tickets are $40-$48. Visit

'The Music Man': 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch. A performance of the classic musical. Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson. Call (847) 395-3055 or visit

Fallen Military Heroes Car Show: 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, American Legion Post 690, 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine. Come and see stock, modified, custom, and antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Refreshments are available and the show will run rain or shine. Free to spectators. The show will raise funds for Military Fallen Heroes. On the day of the show, registration for entrants runs 9-11 a.m. and costs $20. Registration is limited to the first 50 vehicles. For information, call (847) 359-1606, email, or visit

Gurnee Days: Viking Park on Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee. Events begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Live entertainment, rides, food, and other family activities. Free. Events include Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon; Scoop the Loop Car Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; parade at noon; and pony rides and petting zoo from 1-4 p.m. For a full schedule, call or (847) 623-7788 or visit

'The Drowsy Chaperone': 3 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 11 and 18, and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. "The Drowsy Chaperone" is told from the perspective of a man sharing the plot of a favorite musical with the audience, as characters appear on the stage to tell the story of Janet Vandergraff, a glamorous showgirl who has decided to exit the glamour of the stage to get married and her manager's devastation at her leaving the show. Tickets are $16-$18. Visit

Kite Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. In the open area near Evening Island, enjoy soaring stunt-kite performances set to music by members of the Chicago Fire Kite Team and members of the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Event includes kite-making workshops. Visit

Clockwise General Theatre Auditions: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Clockwise Theatre, 221 North Genesee St., Waukegan. Clockwise Theatre, a professional non-equity, not-for-profit theater company committed to producing work by Midwestern women and multicultural playwrights, will hold general auditions for its 2013-14 season. Three productions are being mounted, and all call for characters of many ethnicities and age ranges. Actors will be compensated $25 per performance for a total of 12 or 13 performances, with an additional $5 per performance travel allowance for performers who live more than 30 miles from the theater. To schedule an audition, email with your name, telephone number, preferred email address, and preferred day and hour. Auditions will be slotted in 15-minute increments. Prepare two contrasting 2- minute contemporary monologues and bring one headshot (or a photo of yourself which the company may keep) and resume. For information, 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

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 Aug. 13, The Peacetet will performjazz. Visit

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 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.

Garlic Fest: 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood. In its third year, Highwood's Garlic Fest will showcase the ever-popular flavor (and smell) of garlic. Attendees can sample a variety of garlic creations, from garlic ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, scones, chocolates and martinis, to the more traditional savory options of seafood, pastas, sauces, soups, breads and butters. The master of ceremonies will be radio personality Sherman Kaplan, and Highwood will crown its third Garlic Queen. The competition will start at 7 p.m., with the winner announced at 8 p.m. Anyone ages 18 or older can sign up at Jordan Joseph Encore, 417 Sheridan Road, Highwood, or by completing a form online at There will also be two competitions for the Tastiest Garlic Creations, in which festival goers will be able to vote for their favorites in each category: sweet and savory. Visit garlic.html, call (847) 432-6000, or email

Summer Concert Series: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 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 Gone Country Concert on Aug. 14 and an ABBA Salute on Aug. 28. Admission to each concert is $20 per car. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. For details, visit

'It's a Gift': 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. See W.C. Fields in "It's a Gift" (1934). Presented in 35 mm, the film is 68 minutes. Free. Visit

'9 to 5': 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 14 to Oct. 13, (and 1 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 21), Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Musical from Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton features the Tony Award-nominated score. Tickets are $40- $55. Visit

Hot Summer Nights: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Dance or listen to a host of genres. Beverages and light fare will complement the specific music genre of the evening. Professional dance instructors provide lessons that correspond with the style of music. On Aug. 15, Rio Bamba will perform Brazilian Jazz. Visit

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