Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event.
Cruisin' for the Kids Car Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Grayslake Downtown, Center St., Grayslake. The Sixth Annual Cruisin' for the Kids Car Show to benefit the Oasis/Grayslake Youth Center. Registration is open to all who have a car to show and free admission to viewers. Family friendly and events for kids. Visit www.grayslakecarshow.com.
Fine Art and Wine Fest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Historic Downtown Long Grove, 307 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. The 25th annual Long Grove Fine Art and Wine Festival will be held in the Archer parking lot. Enjoy 100 juried artists in various art forms including oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, wood, photography, fiber, glass, paper, metal and mixed media. Highlights include food with a large selection of wines, musical entertainment, and an arts and crafts tent for the whole family. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.longgroveartfest.com.
Drumming Circle: 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch. New or experienced drummers can join in a drum circle to feel a sense of community and be soothed and energized. Bring your own drum or rattle; there will be a limited number of drums available to try. This program is open to adults and older children. Participants will meet on the library veranda at the front entrance. Free. Visit www.apld.info.
Taste of the Towns: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Henry J Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Local restaurants, wineries and breweries will be serving samples of their menus. There will be picnic and pavilion seating available. A sampling from each vendor can be tasted by purchasing a tasting menu. Tasting menus are $35 on- site. The event will also offer live musical entertainment from local artists. There will be an entertainment area for children. Every person with a Tasting Menu will receive a souvenir glass. Call (847) 438-5146, visit www.lzacc.com/chamber_event_taste.php.
Long Grove Summer Concert Series: 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Long Grove Fountain Square, 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. The Long Grove Arts and Music Council offers a summer concert series. Aug. 25 will feature The Best of Beans & Leaves as well as Long Grove Day featuring local performers. Free. Visit www.lgamc.org/ schedule.html.
Port Clinton Art Festival and Taste of Highland Park: Taste runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25; Art Festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25, Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., Highland Park. The festival offers fine art from more than 260 artists. The Youth Art Division offers artists ages 18 and under an opportunity to exhibit and participate in a real art festival. Throughout the weekend, festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy art activities including an art scavenger hunt, interactive art demos and original artwork offered by master artists from around the world. Kicking off the festival weekend is the Seventh Annual Taste of Highland Park, which features food and drinks from many of Highland Park's most notable restaurants and a variety of live musical performances. For information, call (847) 926-4300 or email email@example.com. Visit www.PortClintonArtFestival.com.
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 Sunday, Aug. 25. 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 thelakecountyfolkclub.org.
Highwood Bike Rally: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month, Fort Sheridan Metra, 461 W. Old Elm Road, Highwood. To benefit Margaret's House, a home for abused women. Includes live music, food, drinks, and motorcycle vendors. Events will include a local Poker Run and Wisconsin Poker Run, and more. The final event on Sept. 22 will be an end-of-the-season celebration featuring a best of bikes show, the announcement of the Highwood Betty winner. Visit www.celebratehighwood.com.
Heirloom Tomato Weekend: 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Get new ideas about tomatoes, with programs focused on growing and using heirloom varieties. Volunteers and staff will provide tips on growing tomatoes, and seed- saving demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org.
Tryouts for the North Suburban Wind Ensemble: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Tryouts for the North Suburban Wind Ensemble will be held. Those making the ensemble will practice on Tuesday nights at LHS. Members will also perform in concerts on Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. Tuition for rehearsals is $30. Visit www.ComEd128.org.
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. 27, Joel Styzens and Sophie Webber will perform classical crossover/instrumental music. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org/ evenings/esplanade_evenings.
'Duck Soup': 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Northbrook Public Library will present the 1933 Marx Brothers Classic "Duck Soup." The film will be shown in the library auditorium. Admission and parking are free. The film is 68 minutes and presented in 35MM. Visit www.northbrook.info/events/film or call (847) 272-6224.
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. 30, Tony Bernard & The Boppers will perform.For more information, call (847) 623-2041, or visit www.waukeganpl.org.
Teen Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Indian Trails Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Grades 6-12 can bring a pillow and to watch "Beautiful Creatures" on the big screen. Free. Register at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call (847) 279- 2232.
Mustang and Ford Car Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo. Car Show featuring Mustangs and Fords. Museum includes classic, antique and muscle cars, TV and movie cars, a military museum, and a new building for children featuring a Disney Display. Visit www.volocars.com.
Jubilee Days 5K Walk/Run: 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Zion Park District, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion. Walk/Run to support the Zion Park District Foundation. Race shirts and goody bags are guaranteed to the first 200 who register. Trophies are awarded to the overall male and female winners with medals to the top three in each division. After the race, there will be food, prizes and activities. $25-$30. Visit zbrun.org/runs/jubilee-days-run/.
Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 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 Sept. 1 will be Kimono Paper Dolls. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org.
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. Call (847) 968-4529 or visit improvplayhouse.com.
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 www.chicagobotanic.org.
'9 to 5': 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 13, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, 10 Marriot Drive, Lincolnshire. Musical from Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton features the hit title song and Tony Award-nominated score. $40-$55. Visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
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