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August 4, 2013


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

Family Summerfest and Horse Show: 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Partners For Progress, NFP Therapeutic Riding Center, 23525 W. Milton Road, Wauconda. Riders with special needs will present the skills that they have learned over the past year for everyone to see. There will also be games, face painting, live music, food, a petting zoo, a pig roast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and more. Tickets are required for the pig roast. For free tickets, call (847) 226- 1300 or visit

Ikebana International Show: 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. The Ikebana International Society presents an exhibition of traditional Japanese flower arranging. This event features educational opportunities to learn about the mechanics and techniques of Ikebana. Visit

Northbrook Days: 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Village Green Park, corner of Shermer and Meadow roads, Northbrook. Carnival rides, kids' games, nightly raffle drawings and the Grand Prize Car drawing. Activities include live music, Taste of Northbrook and a beer and wine garden. Call (847) 513-6362 or visit

Ghost Walk of Palatine: 7 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 4 and 18, Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. The Palatine Ghost Walk is a two-hour tour through downtown Palatine. The family-friendly tour visits some specific locations to discuss the lore associated with hauntings as far back as the 1800s. A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger goes to charity. Reservations are requested at (847) 358-6091 or email Find them on Facebook.

Beyond the Movement: 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. A culmination of what the center's dancers have been working on all season. Genres include hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, Broadway, lyrical and acro styles of dance. Tickets cost $12-$15. Visit tickets.htm.

Malott Japanese Garden Family Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 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 Aug. 4 will be Uchiwa (paper fans). Visit

'The Princess Bride' Interactive: 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, Wauconda Area Public Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda. Audience participation is required at this fun movie event for teens. Snacks and interactive props will be provided, but participants can bring their own and come in costume. Prizes are awarded for best costume and best movie participation. Free. Visit

Car Show: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, Round Lake Beach Lake Front. The Round Lake Beach Police Department will be hosting a car show as part of its annual National Night Out event. Free to enter a vehicle and to attend. The Batmobile from the hit '60s TV series will be on display. Free.

World Renowned Music: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, Indian Trails Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Mike Basin, an accomplished pianist and accordionist, will entertain with classics, jazz, and famous Yiddish melodies. Free. To register, call (847) 279- 2232 or visit

Eid al Fitr Celebration: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, Indian Trails Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. All ages. An early celebration, Eid al Fitr is the Sugar Feast that marks the end of Ramadan. Come to the library for henna tattoos, folk tales in Urdu and English, and a treat in the Front Room. Free. Visit

Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 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.

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. 6, Fernandez + Kimball will perform Spanish guitars music. Visit

'Road to Morocco': 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. The third of the "Road" pictures starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. The 1942 comedy was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Sound Recording. Presented in 35 mm, the film is 82 minutes. Free. Visit

Hot Summer Nights: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 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. 8, Bopology will perform swing. Visit

Mr. Myers: Noon Friday, Aug. 9, Towne Square, 150 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. Mr. Myers blends the sounds of soca and calypso with the rhythms of reggae and ska, along with remakes of rock 'n' roll and R&B classics. Free Friday Lunch Specials offer tropical entertainment for the whole family and are presented by Alexian Brothers Medical Group. Call (847) 991-0333 or 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. 9, Montana Skieswill perform.For more information, call (847) 623-2041 or visit

Out to Lunch: 11 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 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

'The Drowsy Chaperone': 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10 and 16 and 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 and 18, 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

'Summertime': 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Dancers will present jazz, ballet, musical theater, tap, hip-hop and swing. Cost is $3. Visit

Kite Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 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

State Line in Concert: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Morrison Park, Lily Lake, Lakemoor. Stateline focuses on newer top 40 country music, as well as some classic rock 'n' roll. Visit

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Charity Car Show: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo. The museum houses antique, classic and muscle cars, TV and movie cars, and a military museum, along with a new building for children featuring a Disney display. Visit

Jazz Patio & Wine Festival: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N Rand Road, Deer Park. A one-day jazz event, with face painting and balloon art for kids, too. From 12:45- 1:45 p.m. The John Moulder Quartet will perform from 2:10-3:10 p.m. Dee Alexander with the Eric Schneider Quartet will perform from 3:40- 5 p.m. Free. Visit

Clockwise General Theatre Auditions: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and 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, from early 20s to 60s. Actors will be compensated $25 per performance for a total of 12 or 13 performances, with an additional $5 per performance travel allowance for those 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 a resume. For information, 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

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. 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. Advanced registration until Aug. 5 is $15. Registration is limited to the first 50 vehicles. For information, call (847) 359-1606, email, or visit

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