Arts and entertainment calendar for Jan. 24
Updated: March 11, 2013 5:16PM
“The Baker’s Wife”
Presented in a concert setting Feb. 1-10 at The Music Theatre Company, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $25. Call (847) 579-4900 or visit www.themusictheatrecompany.org.
Presented by Big Noise Theatre Company through Feb. 3 at the Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. $25; $23 seniors and students. Call (847) 604-0275 or visit www.bignoise.org.
Chicago Theatre Week
Tickets for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Week, a collaborative initiative between the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago, are on sale at www.chicagotheatreweek.com. More than 75 city and suburban productions will feature special events and ticket deals (priced at $15 and $30, fees excluded) for performances Feb. 12-17. The week will also feature talk backs with artists, drink specials and hotel and restaurant discounts. More information about Theatre Week is available at www.chicagotheatreweek.com and a comprehensive list of the Chicago productions is online at www. chicagoplays.com.
“God of Carnage”
Feb. 8-March 10 at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays; Wednesday matinees at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 and March 6. $37.50, with discounts for seniors, students and matinee performances. Visit www.citadeltheatre.org or call (847) 735-8554.
“Into the Woods”
Presented by teen actors from The Actors Training Center at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 and March 2 and 9 and 7 p.m. March 10 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $15. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
“It’s a Grand Night for Singing”
Presented by Theatre in the Woods Feb. 8-17 at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, Riverwoods. The revue features songs from 11 Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $18 in advance; $20 at the door. A special Valentine’s Day performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14; $25. Call (847) 604-1990 or visit www.theatreinthewoods.net.
The political thriller, set in 1930s Russia, will be presented through March 17 at Writers’ Theatre at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. Performances Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (with select 2 p.m. matinees); Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. $35-$70. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
“My Fair Lady”
Presented at 8 p.m. Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2; and 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at Northwestern University’s Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. $25; $20 seniors; $10 students. Visit www.nudolphinshow.org.
“Now and Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber”
Through March 17 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. $40-$48, with discounts available for students and seniors. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
“One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day”
A one-night screening broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 to local movie theaters including Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston; and Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. The film follows comedic actors, writers, composers and directors as they are given 24 hours to create, rehearse and perform four short musicals at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre. Tickets available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Presented through March 31 at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. $35-$75. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
The trilogy of interrelated monologues set in a Midwestern funeral parlor will be presented through Feb. 10 at Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $30. Visit www.oillamptheater.org or call (847) 834-0738.
“The Whipping Man”
Presented by Northlight Theatre through Feb. 24 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Three men reunite in the aftermath of the Civil War — a Jewish Confederate soldier and two former slaves who were raised in his household. $25-$72. Student tickets $15, subject to availability. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.northlight.org. Salon Series, for deeper insight into the play, led by Northwestern University professor E. Patrick Johnson at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 30. Free, but reservations are required at (847) 679-9501, ext. 3605.
Chicago a cappella
Presenting “Spirit/Breath/Voice,” 8 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $35 for preferred seating, $28 for general admission, $22 seniors; $12 students. Call (773) 281-7820 or see www.chicagoacappella.org.
Chicago Bass Festival
Featuring an entire day of master classes, clinics and performances geared toward bassists of all ages and ability levels, Feb. 3 at Ravinia, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Visit www.chicagobassfestival.com.
Chicago Duo Piano Winter Mini-Fest
Presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $30; $20 seniors; $10 students. Visit www.chicagoduopianofestival.org or call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108.
Highland Park Strings
“Schumann Squared,” the annual benefit concert, 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Soloists are cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Marta Aznavoorian. $40 general admission. Call (847) 831-3622 or visit www.hpstrings.org.
Lake Forest Lyrica
Hosts Great Lakes Ensemble performing “French Connection: From Romanticism to Modernism” at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 in Lake Forest College’s Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. The program includes works by Honegger, Faure and Messiaen. $15; $5 students. Call (847) 234-3100.
Lake Forest Symphony
Performing at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. All concerts begin at 8 p.m.; pre-concert talks by musicologist Jim Kendros at 7 p.m. $32-$54, with discounts for seniors and students. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org. Jan. 25-26: “Sizzling Strings.” The program includes Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” as well as works by Grieg, Borodin and Stravinsky.
Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra
Performs Brahms’ Second Symphony and other works, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Northside College Preparatory High School, 5501 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago. $20; $15 seniors and students. Call (312) 409-5670 or visit www.lsso.org.
Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook
Hosting cantor Naftali Herstik and the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute Choir in concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. The all-male choir performs classic cantorial compositions, Hebrew and Yiddish melodies and Hassidic Zemirot. $16 in advance; $20 at the door. Visit www.chabadnorthbrook.com or call (847) 564-8770.
Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse
682 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park. (847) 926-7434. www.madamezuzus.com. Feb. 8-9, 8:30-9:45 p.m.: “Foreplay: Revel in Romance,” works by Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff performed by pianist Anastasia Royal.
Music of the Baroque
“Mozart Celebration,” with Jane Glover, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $27-$75. Call (312) 551-1414 or visit www.baroque.org.
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 905-1500. www.musicinst.org. Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Pacifica Quartet performs works by Smetana and Beethoven. $30; $20 seniors; $10 students.
New Comma Baroque
The period ensemble presents “All the Mornings of the World,” a program of music of the French Baroque, 8 p.m. March 15 at Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston. $15; $10 students. Visit www.renovostrings.org.
The Newberry Consort
Presenting “My Heart’s in the Highlands: Songs & Poems of Robbie Burns,” 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Northwestern University’s Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston. $32 in advance; $35 at the door. Visit www.newberryconsort.org or call (773) 669-7335.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.: Cellist Christopher Diego Ferrer performs works by Brahms, Faure and Glazunov. Feb. 3, 2 p.m.: Sophie A. Creutz and Marianna Shteingold, clarinet and piano, perform works by Sarasate, Bizet and Schumann. Feb. 10, 2 p.m.: Chicago Guitar Duo performs works for classical guitar. Feb. 17, 2 p.m.: Er-Gene Kahng and Soyeon Park, violin and piano, perform works by Pärt, Beethoven and Stravinsky. Feb. 24, 2 p.m.: Calumet Chamber Musicians play works by Prokofiev, Reincke and Hannibal.
The Northbrook Symphony
Presenting “From Classical …,” a concert featuring works by Arne, Mozart and Haydn, at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at Glenbrook North High School’s Sheely Center for Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Guest artist is 14-year-old pianist Roger Shen. Pre-concert lecture by Jim Kendros at 2:30 p.m.; post-concert reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Northbrook Hilton Hotel, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave. $25-$45; $8 for students. Call (847) 272-0755 or visit www.TheNSO.org.
Northshore Concert Band
Presenting “Cultural Fusion,” a program of American and Japanese music, 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. $18; $13 seniors; $7 students. Call (847) 432-2263 or visit www.northshoreband.org.
Opera in Cinema Series
At the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Featuring film versions of famous operas performed by opera companies throughout the world. $20 per screening. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com. Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m.: “La Boheme.” Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m.: “Don Carlo.”
Pilgrim Chamber Players
Performing with guest soloist Michele Areyzaga, soprano, at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $20; $15 seniors; $8 students. Call (847) 433-0972 or visit www.pilgrimplayers.org.
Westminster Place campus, Elliott Chapel, 3131 Simpson (Golf) Road, Evanston. (847) 492-2915. Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m.: Scott Montgomery, organist at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Champaign, Ill., will play works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Charles-Marie Widor and others. Free.
Presenting the “BGH $10 Classics” series in Bennett Gordon Hall, located in the John D. Harza building on the Ravinia Festival grounds, 201 St. Johns Ave., Highland Park. For information or tickets, visit www.ravinia.org or call (847) 266-5100. Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m.: “Annelies: The Choral Setting of the Diary of Anne Frank,” featuring The Lincoln Trio, Arianna Zukerman, soprano, Bharat Chandra, clarinet, and the Chicago Children’s Choir. $10. Free pre-concert discussion at 2:30 p.m.
Renovo String Orchestra
Presenting “West Coast Russians,” 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston. The program includes works by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff. $15; $10 students. Call (847) 859-9351 or visit www.renovostrings.org.
Robinson Recital Series
Violinist Megan Bauer and pianist Kingsley Day perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in the First Congregational Church of Evanston’s Church House, 1417 Hinman Ave. $10. Visit www.firstchurchevanston.org.
Segovia Classical Guitar Series
Presented by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music and the Chicago Classical Guitar Society, Feb. 10-April 13. Events will take place in Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, or Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, on the university’s Evanston campus. For tickets, call (847) 491-5441 or visit www.pickstaiger.org. Feb. 10, 3 p.m.: Lutenist Hopkinson Smith performs works by Bach, in Lutkin Hall. $18; $12 students. Feb. 24, 3 p.m.: Uruguayan guitarist Alvaro Pierri will perform works by Paganini, Ponce and Ginastera, in Lutkin Hall. $22; $12 students. March 1, 7:30 p.m.: Paco Pena’s Flamenco Dance Company will perform the program “Flamenco Vivo” in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. $30; $12 students. March 10, 3 p.m.: Guitarist Vladimir Gorbach will perform works by Giuliani, Scarlatti, Piazzolla and others, in Lutkin Hall. $20; $12 students. April 9, 7:30 p.m.: Guitarist Jason Vieaux will join bandoneon player and accordionist Julien Labro for a program of works by Piazzolla, Albeniz and others, in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. $22; $12 students. April 13, 7:30 p.m.: Brazilian guitar virtuosos Sergio and Odair Assad join Cuban clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera for a program of tangos, sambas and boleros, in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. $28; $12 students.
Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra
Presenting “The American Symphonists” at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The program includes works by Ives, Prokofiev and Schuman. $30-$41. Free pre-concert discussion at 1:45 p.m. Visit www.svso.org.
Winter Chamber Music Festival
Presented through Jan. 31 at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Call (847) 467-4000 or visit www.pickstaiger.org. Jan. 25: The Escher String Quartet performs works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Beethoven. $22; $10 students. Jan. 27: Bienen School faculty and guests perform works by Saint-Saens, Prokofiev and Schumann. $20; $10 students. Jan. 31: Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra perform works by Mendelssohn, William Bolcom, Villa-Lobos and Strauss. $30; $10 students.
Youth Choral Theater of Chicago
Presenting “Wishes and Wings,” 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $16-$21; $9-$13 for children 12 and under. Visit www.youthchoraltheater.org.
Battle of the Bands
Presented by Youth Connection at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette, featuring local junior high students (bands and solo acts). Rufio from KISS-FM serves as guest DJ. $10 at the door. Visit www.youthconnectionwilmette.org.
Bertucci’s Italian Steakhouse
246 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 432-6663. Music at 8:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Jan. 25, 8:30 p.m.: The Pantles (music of the Rat Pack).
“Bimah to Broadway”
Kol Zimrah Jewish Community Singers with soloist, cantor Paul Offenkrantz, will perform a choral concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Ave., Glencoe. Free. Call (847) 835-4800.
The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. www.celticknotpub.com. No cover unless noted otherwise. Jan. 26, 9:30 p.m.: Sunnyside Up. Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, 5-8 p.m.: Eric Lugosch. Jan. 31, 8 p.m.: Traditional Irish music. Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m.: Chainsaw Dupont & the Blues Warriors.
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Music at 10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Feb. 1: The Mosquito, $5. Feb. 2: Hi Infidelity, $7. Feb. 8: The Personnel, $5. Feb. 9: Samadhi Vibe, $5. Feb. 15: Breakfast Club, $7. Feb. 16: Rock Candy, $7. Feb. 22: Hit or Miss, $5. Feb. 23: Partyhardigans, $5.
Evanston Jazz Festival
Held Feb. 9 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. The festival is an all-day event focusing on educating high school and middle school jazz students and showcasing their talents. Daytime events are open to the public at no charge. The evening performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with a set from ETHS’s Jazz Ensemble, followed by The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, with special guests jazz trumpeters Randy Brecker and Art Davis. $20; $15 for students and seniors. For tickets, call (847) 424-7878 or visit www.ethsjazz.com.
Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival
Held Feb. 2 at New Trier High School, 385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. Daytime concerts are free of charge and will feature The Adam Kromelow Trio at noon and the Eastman School of Music Jazz Ensemble at 4 p.m. The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Dennis Mackrel, performs at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Visit www.ntjazz.com.
1868 Prairie St., Glenview. Jan. 25, 8:30 p.m.: The Sheryl and Tom Duet and Friends. All ages. Free.
At the Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston. Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Bill’s Blues Revisited. No cover.
“Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes”
A broadcast of the singer’s new album release event at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in select movie theaters nationwide, including Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston; and Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets available at theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Lake County Folk Club
Events are held at 7 p.m. Sundays at In-Laws Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Concert admission is $12; $10 for Lake County Folk Club members and seniors; $5 for teens. No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. Visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. Jan. 27: Song Circle. Feb. 10: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Feb. 17: Concert Stage features Andy Cohen; Donna Herula opens. Feb. 24: Song Circle.
Singer/songwriter/psychologist Jay Einhorn presents “Song, Psychology and Spirituality,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at The Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge. Call (847) 864-1330.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.: An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu. $35, $45, $55. Feb. 8, 8 p.m.: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 20th Anniversary Tour. $47, $53. Feb. 26, 8 p.m.: The Pink Floyd Experience. $48, $56, $62. March 7, 8 p.m.: Indigo Girls with The Shadowboxers. $52, $62.
North Shore Harmonizers
The women’s a cappella chorus in the barbershop tradition will present a Valentine’s Day concert at 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Mather Place of Wilmette retirement community, 2801 Old Glenview Road. Free. Call (847) 328-2757.
North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield. Feb. 9, 7 p.m.: Bucky Halker, musician and labor scholar, presents stories and songs on worker’s rights and immigration as expressed through the music of American folk icon Woodie Guthrie. Free. Call (847) 234-2460.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Feb. 12, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Forum XXXVII, a screening of filmed jazz performances from the late 1950s and early ‘60s.
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Jan. 25, 8 p.m.: Kelly Hogan (country). $14/$16. Jan. 26, 7 p.m.: The Jill & Julia Show. $18-$38. Jan. 27, 7 p.m.: Sixpence None the Richer (pop/rock). $22/$25. Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Albert Lee (country/rock). $17/$20. Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.: An Acoustic Evening with Lucinda Williams, featuring Doug Pettibone (country/blues). $35-$85. Feb. 1, 8 p.m.: Shawn Colvin with Meg Hutchinson (folk). $38-$78. Feb. 2, 8 p.m.: Shawn Colvin with Matt the Electrician (folk). $38-$78. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.: Chicago Farmer CD release show with Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts (folk). $10/$12. Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Tift Merritt (folk). $22/$25. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Judy Collins (folk). $40-$85. Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.: Joe Robinson (jazz/blues). $10/$12. Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.: The Del Moroccos (rockabilly/R&B). $12/$15. Feb. 15, 7 p.m.: James Lee Stanely in The Studios at SPACE (folk). $20. Feb. 16, 8 p.m.: Andy McKee, $22-$42. Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.: An Acoustic Evening with Martin Sexton, $32-$68. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.: New Orleans Suspects (rock/funk/blues). $18/$20. Feb. 22, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Suzanne Vega (folk). $28-$60. Feb. 24, 7 p.m.: Red Baraat (funk). $15/$18. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Commander Cody (country/rock). $17-$30. March 2, 7 p.m.: Sons of the Never Wrong (folk). $15-35. March 3, 7 p.m.: Eric Noden and Joe Filisko CD release party (blues). $10/$15. March 8, 8 p.m.: Shemekia Copeland (blues/soul). $22-$32. March 9-10, 8 p.m.: Marc Broussard (bayou soul). $28/$30. March 15, 7 p.m.: Cherish The Ladies (Irish folk). $28-$58. March 16-17, 8 p.m.: Todd Snider (alt country). $24/$28. March 22, 7 p.m.: Karla Bonoff, $15-$35. March 28, 7 p.m.: Otis Taylor (blues). $17/$20. April 3, 7:30 p.m.: Hey Marseilles (folk). $10-$18. April 5, 7 p.m.: Carrie Rodriguez (folk/Americana). $15-$27. April 5, 10 p.m.: Alternate Routes (roots rock). $12/$15. April 6, 7 p.m.: Ellis Paul (folk). $15-$35. April 6, 10 p.m.: That 1 Guy with Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club (experimental). $12-$15. April 10, 7:30 p.m.: Joshua James (indie/folk). $10/$12. April 20, 7 p.m.: Tom Paxton (folk). $20-$40. April 30, 7:30 p.m.: Coyote Grace (roots). $12/$15. May 22, 7:30 p.m.: El Ten Eleven (experimental rock).
Stained Glass Coffeehouse
Featuring live music at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Performances begin at 7 p.m. $15 donation; proceeds benefit local and international charities. Visit www.stainedglasscoffeehouse.com. Feb. 16: Tangleweed, with InTents opening.
Adlai Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center
1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. (847) 415-4121. www.d125.org. Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $15.
1012-14 Church St., Evanston. www.27live.com. Tickets $4 in advance; $6 at the door, unless noted otherwise. Jan. 25, 9 p.m.: Save The Clocktower plus Paper Thick Walls (alternative/pop). Jan. 26, 9 p.m.: 80’s Proof (hair metal). Feb. 1, 9 p.m.: Shotgun Gambling plus Back Alley Riot.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. Feb. 8, 8:30 p.m.: Marshall Tucker Band, $27-$70. Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.: Chicago natives Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway present “Sibling Revelry,” a cabaret act that includes show tunes, jazz and pop. $20-$50. Feb. 22, 9 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Tom Keifer of Cinderella. $20-$28. March 15, 9 p.m.: The Ides of March. $25-$30. April 19, 8 p.m.: Lee DeWyze. All-ages concert. $20, $30 and $40; pre-show meet & greet $100.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Feb. 1, 8 p.m.: Stephanie Rogers — Live in Concert “Crazy Love.” $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
Anne Loucks Gallery
309 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-8500. www.loucksgallery.com. Through Jan. 31: New paintings by Stephen Pentak and Leslie Wu.
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Through Jan. 26: “In View: Member & Faculty Showcase,” the annual exhibition of works by the teachers, students and members of The Art Center – Highland Park; and “Art is Alive in Highland Park,” works by the finalists and winners of the annual art contest open to Highland Park elementary, middle and high school students and Highland Park resident adults. Feb. 1-23: February Youth Art Month exhibit, featuring the artwork of North Shore School District 112 elementary and middle school students and District 113 (Highland Park High School and Deerfield High School) students. Opening reception for District 113, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 1; opening reception for District 112, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 19.
As You Like It Gallery
827 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 864-3101. www.asyoulikeitsalon.net. Through May: “A Revolving Art Show,” featuring works by Amy Woodbury, Patt Murray, Maryann Kofoed, Joe Smigielski and Larry Geni.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Through April 14: “Woodcut,” prints by artist Bryan Nash Gill, whose book is among the best-selling art books for 2012. The 31 original woodcut prints will be displayed in the Joutras Gallery.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery
Located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturdays by appointment. Through March 1: “Color & Light,” featuring jewelry, ceramics, oil paintings and photography.
Dittmar Memorial Gallery
At Northwestern University’s Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-2348. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Through Feb. 17: “Cultural Collage,” a group exhibition celebrating West African and Native American culture and heritage. The display includes works by bead painter Lanre Buraimoh, mask maker Annette Jackson and sculptor Ning-Chiao Hsu.
Evanston Art Center
2603 Sheridan Road. (847) 475-5300. www.evanstonartcenter.org. Through Feb. 10: Faculty Exhibition, showcasing the work of Evanston Art Center faculty members in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, painting, fiber, sculpture, jewelry, mosaics, photography and printmaking.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Through Feb. 28: “Tropical Breezes, Lake Memories,” works by Glenview artist and illustrator David Westerfield. Westerfield is also an illustrator of children’s books, which will be exhibited in a lobby display case.
John and Katherine Covington Memorial Art Exhibit
“An index of euphonious aggregates,” a solo exhibition by Chicago artist Mark Booth, Through Feb. 7 at Lake Forest College’s Durand Art Institute, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. Opening reception 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Gallery hours 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (847) 735-5194.
Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery
927 Noyes St., Evanston. (847) 448-8260. Through Feb. 27: “Stitched in Tradition: Art Quilts of the Black Threads Collective,” presented in recognition of Black History Month. A free staged reading of the play “Gee’s Bend” will be performed in conjunction with the exhibit by Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Piven Theatre Workshop at 7 p.m. Feb. 4.
Open Studio Project Gallery
903 Sherman Ave., Evanston. (847) 475-0390. www.openstudioproject.org. Jan. 25-Feb. 17: “OSP Facilitator Exhibit 2013,” featuring artwork made by OSP facilitators during Open Studio Project classes and workshops. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25.
Perspective Group and Photography Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.perspectivegallery.org. (224) 200-1155. Through Jan. 27: “Rural Ruins,” photographs by Wilmette resident Katsy Johnson, and “Recalled,” photographs by Evanston resident Donna Spencer. Jan. 31-Feb. 24: “Between Boys,” fine art photography by Stephanie Taiberwhich; and the work of four gallery interns, Sasha Andruzheychik, Katie Donajkowski, Mary Ferrill and Samantha Harris. Artists’ reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2; artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 12.
2000 Central St., Evanston. (847) 864-0300. www.spexchicago.com. Through Feb. 28: “ART+VISION,” featuring photographs by Jill Buckner and Richard Mack.
548 Chestnut St., Winnetka. (847) 446-3970. Through March 2: Mixed-media works by San Francisco artist Michael Cutlip and Highland Park artist Kathy Weaver.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition
The Music Institute of Chicago seeks entrants for the Young Artist Division of the Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition. Pre-college pianists compete for the opportunity to perform a complete concerto with the Lake Forest Symphony. Additional cash and scholarship prizes also will be available. Preliminary round will take place Feb. 10 at the Music Institute’s Winnetka campus, and three finalists will compete Feb. 17 at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. Information regarding applications and repertoire requirements is available at EDRpianocompetition.org. Late deadline is Jan. 26, with a $20 late fee.
Auditions for “Booth: A Staged Reading,” 6-9 p.m. Jan. 28-29 at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Cast includes three women (40s and 50s) and five men (teen through 50s). Prepare a one- to two-minute monologue or speak for at least 30 seconds on a subject you are passionate about, and be ready to read from the script. Monologues need not be memorized. Performances Feb. 23-24. Call (847) 635-1897.
Midwest Young Artists
Seeking entries for its sixth annual Discover National Chamber Music Competition, to be held Feb. 10 in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival, Highland Park. The competition is open to chamber ensembles in 12th grade and younger, including all instruments and voice. Contestants will compete for more than $5,000 in cash prizes and scholarships. Entry deadline is Feb. 1. Visit www.mya.org/chambercomp.php.
Hosting an open house/guest night, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Mart Marion Church, 2700 Willow Road, Northbrook. The organization provides education in vocal production and choreography for women of all ages. Visit www.melodeers.com or call (708) 522-6600.
Deer Path Art League
Call for artists for Art Fair on the Square, a juried fine art festival to be held Sept. 1-2 at Market Square, Lake Forest. Monetary awards are presented in each of the 16 media categories, and two memorial awards, one for photography and one for abstract art, will also be presented. Application fee $35. Application deadline Feb. 28. For details, artist’s prospectus, and to apply, visit www.zapplication.org.
The Chicago Bar Association’s 89th annual Holiday Spirits Revue lampoons celebrities in politics, sports, and show business at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Tickets are $50, and include a reception and post-performance party. Proceeds benefit student scholarships at the college. For reservations, call (847) 635-1893.
“Sing For Their Supper”
A concert to benefit the Northfield Township Food Pantry will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. Performers include vocalists, instrumentalists, and the Glenview Community Church Chancel Choir.Visit www.gccucc.org or call (847) 724-2210.
Chicago Master Singers
Hosting “America Through Music,” the annual benefit gala, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington. The evening begins with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and entertainment by concert pianist Clara Campbell Christian. $125 per person through Feb. 4; $140 after that date. Reservations with payment required by Feb. 11. E-mail to email@example.com or call (877) 825-5267.
BOOKS & POETRY
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. Feb. 13, 1 p.m.: Discussion of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Jan. 29, 7 p.m.: Writer-photographer Cynthia Clampitt discusses and signs Waltzing Australia. Feb. 4, 1 p.m.: Discussion of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: Book Bites: Reading Social discusses Dark Places by Gillian Flynn at the Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Road, Glenview.
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Feb. 6, 7 p.m.: Daniel Stashower discusses and signs The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War. Feb. 15, 1 p.m.: Pamela Druckerman discusses and signs Bebe Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting. Feb. 15, 4 p.m.: Webcast with Tony Kushner and Harold Holzer. Daniel Weinberg from Chicago’s Abraham Lincoln Book Shop Inc. interviews Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, who collaborated with Steven Spielberg on the screenplay for the movie “Lincoln,” and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, whose new book for children is a companion to the film.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Feb. 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: The Illinois State Poetry Society hosts a reading of members’ work and a public open mic. Feb. 3, 2 p.m.: Paul Bartusiak discusses and signs his novel, Pencils Down Faces Up. Feb. 5, 10 a.m.: Literary critic Isabel Soffer leads a poetry discussion. No advance reading is required. Feb. 13, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. Feb. 21, 7 p.m.: Suspicious Minds Mystery Book Club discusses Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Feb. 28, 7 p.m.: Lisa Barr discusses and signs her historical novel, Fugitive Colors.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Jan. 27, 2 p.m.: Author and Holocaust survivor Estelle Laughlin discusses and signs her memoir, Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust.
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. www.thebookstall.com. Feb. 13, 4:30 p.m.: Brenda Ferber reads her new picture book, The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever.
“Family Room Tour”
Award-winning children’s musician Jim Gill performs at 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in Adlai Stevenson High School West Auditorium, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. $8. Call (847) 415-4121.
“How I Became a Pirate”
Highland Park Players Theater for Young Audiences presents a musical based on the children’s book, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 2-3 and 9-10 at Edgewood Middle School’s theater, 929 Edgewood Road., Highland Park. Show is appropriate for ages 3-plus. $10. Visit www.highlandparkplayers.com or call (847) 682-4640.
Kids Fare series
Featuring hour-long concerts for children ages 3-8 and their families, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, unless noted otherwise. (847) 467-4000. www.pickstaiger.org. All Kids Fare concerts begin at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $6; $4 for children. Jan. 26: “Band Illusions,” featuring the Northwestern University Symphonic Band. Feb. 16: “Air Raid,” featuring an array of wind-generated sounds from kazoo, harmonica, slide whistle, trombone and more. April 20: Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, a Chicago-based dance theater company, hosts “Jump That Rhythm.” May 11: “My Kingdom for an Orchestra!”, featuring the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra.
Little and Mighty Maestro Singers
The choral ensemble, open to children in grades 1-4, rehearses on Sundays, Jan. 27-April 28, at the Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. Fee is $225 for the semester. Call (847) 926-9898.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Kids Craft Mornings are informal workshops where children learn to construct simple versions of traditional Native American objects. Workshops are included with museum admission. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday workshops are at 11 a.m.; Sunday workshops at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26-27: Northwest coast masks.
“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”
Presented by Winnetka Theatre through Jan. 27 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. $12. Call (847) 604-0275 or visit www.winnetkatheatre.org.
Northbrook Musical Theatre for Young Audiences presents a new version of the classic fairy tale, with songs, dances and puppetry, through Feb. 23 at the Northbrook Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Ave. Performances are at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Call (847) 291-2367 or visit www.northbrooktheatre.org.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Kids Concert Series; tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Feb. 16, 10 a.m.: Little Miss Ann. March 23, 10 a.m.: Super Stolie.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Off Campus Writers Workshop
Hosting programs 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln, Winnetka. $15 per session. Visit www.ocww.bizland.com.Jan. 31: “How to Handle Challenging Interviews,” presented by investigative health reporter Martha Rosenberg. Feb. 7: “Literary Confidential: Trade Secrets of a Lifetime Professional Writer,” presented by Jay Bonansinga, co-author of the bestselling Walking Dead novels. Feb. 14: “Getting Writing Done: The Art and Skill of Managing a Writer’s Workload,” presented by author Allie Pleiter. Feb. 21: “The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By,” presented by Dan P. McAdams, chairman of the Psychology Department at Northwestern University.
Kathleen Anne Fleming, mystery author, presents a writing workshop on the topic “Dialogue” at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Visit www.northbrook.info.
Stand-up comedy show, 8 p.m. Thursdays at J.J. Java, 911 Foster St., Evanston. $5 suggested donation. Call (773) 991-7379.
An Evening of Comedy & Spoken Word
Author and comedian Debbie Sue Goodman and friends perform 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 8 at Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central St., Evanston. $3 cover. Call (847) 868-8385.
The Laughing Chameleon
Located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Jan. 24-26 and 31 and Feb. 1-2: Stand-Up Comedy Showcase with headliner Collin A. Bullock and three to four local comedians. $10 online; $12 at the box office. Feb. 2: Robin Riebman plus John Howard. $10 online; $15 box office.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. www.northshorecenter.org. (847) 673-6300. Jan. 24-27: The Capitol Steps present political satire. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $45.50-$49.50.
Ballet in Cinema Series
At the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Featuring film versions of familiar ballets performed by dance companies throughout the world. Screenings are at 2:30 p.m. $15 per screening. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com. Feb. 17: “La Bayadere.” March 3: An Evening with Crystal Pite. March 10: “Notre-Dame de Paris.” March 31: “Ballet’s Greatest Hits.”
Ballroom Chicago North Shore Dance
Held 8-11 p.m. Jan. 26 at Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. $10 per person. Free mini lesson, 7:15-7:45 p.m. (with paid admission). Call (847) 579-9361 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com.
BallroomChicago dance classes
Held at Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. For information, call (847) 757-2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Nightclub 2-step, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; Hustle, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session.
Fisher Dance Center
807 Ridge Road, Wilmette. (847) 920-9121. www.fisherdancecenter.com. 25th Anniversary Legendary Workshop Series — Includes short, compact day programs for the junior level (8-11 years of age) and senior level (12-18 years of age). Fee is $25 per workshop. Feb. 3: Italian-style contemporary dance with Federica Ciavadini. March 10: Hip-hop and break dancing with Jarret Brown.
Glenview Square Dance Club
Dancing the first and third Fridays of each month, September to May, at the Glen Grove School, 3900 Glenview Road, Glenview. Round dancing, cued by Howard and Anna Hoffman, starts at 7:30 p.m. Square dancing, at the Plus level, starts at 8 p.m. Call (847) 945-0370 or visit www.glenviewsquares.com.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. Feb. 16, 8 p.m.: Thodos Dance Chicago. $36, $46.
The Shore Club
Hosting five formal dinner dances a year at various north and north suburban Chicago country clubs, with live ballroom dance music. The next dinner dance will be Jan. 26. For details, call Enid Silverman, (847) 291-0508.
Shoreline Dance Club
Playing recorded music for easy ballroom dancing at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Lessons are given by professional instructors Bob and Penny Urbon at 7:30 p.m., followed by an evening of social dancing. Adults of all ages and dancing abilities welcome. Attire is dressy/casual. Admission per couple is $25. Call (847) 816-7602 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com/shoreline.htm. Feb. 16: Waltz. March 16: Cha-cha. April 20: Fox trot. May 18: Rumba.
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Feb. 13, 7 p.m.: “A Night At The Oscars.” Film critic Michael Phillips shares his Academy Award predictions.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. All films shown at 1 and 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Humphrey Bogart film series — Jan. 30: “The Barefoot Contessa” (1954). Rita Hayworth film series — Feb. 6: “Gilda” (1946). Feb. 13: “Cover Girl” (1944). Feb. 20: “Fire Down Below?? (1957). Feb. 27: “Lady from Shanghai” (1947). Feb. 17, 2 p.m.: Academy Awards film discussion, led by independent film maker Reid Schultz.
“RiffTrax Live” cinema series
“The Best of RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, and “The Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, at local movie theaters, including Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston; and Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Jan. 25, 2 p.m.: Classic Film Series features “Wuthering Heights.”
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Feb. 6, 7 p.m.: Art historian Jeff Mishur will present a program on Georgia O’Keeffe. Feb. 11, 1 p.m.: America’s Musical Theater Legends program features Dean Martin.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Jan. 31, 7 p.m.: Lyric Opera of Chicago lecture series features “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg” by Richard Wagner.
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Feb. 4, 1 p.m.: Northlight Presents: “The Whipping Man.” Performers and members of the creative team will present a scene and discuss the production.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. (847) 272-6224. www.northbrook.info. Jan. 29, 7 p.m.: Art historian Jeff Nigro discusses the new Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Feb. 5, 2 p.m.: Northbrook Symphony lecturer Jim Kendros continues his series on the lives and music of composers Arne, Mozart and Haydn. Feb. 10, 2 p.m.: Lyric Opera lecture series features “Rigoletto” by Verdi.
Glenview Art League
Hosting a demonstration by artist Charles Wright, 7:15-9 p.m. Feb. 5 at Westbrook Elementary School, Lake and Greenwood, Glenview.
Greater Midwest Foodways
Hosting a high tea, “Below Stairs: A Servant’s Life in Early 20th Century England, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Literary dramatist Leslie Goddard will portray British domestic servant Margaret Powell, whose 1968 book, Below Stairs, was among the inspirations for the popular television series “Downtown Abbey.” $55 in advance; $65 at the door. Reservations required; call (312) 380-1665 or e-mail GreaterMidwestFoodways@gmail.com.
Mid-America Modurail Train Club
Displaying trains, noon-3 p.m. Jan. 26-27 in the basement of the Northbrook Historical Society, 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Free admission. For information, call Jeff Hershman, (847) 498-5595.
Night of the Arts
Multigenerational evening of art projects, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Art supplies provided. $5 per person; $15 per family. Call (847) 864-1330.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. Feb. 9, 7 p.m.: The Magic of Bill Blagg. $28, $34.
“Skooled: A Study in Circus”
The production includes clowning, aerial acrobatics and live music, Feb. 16-March 23 at The Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. No 4:30 p.m. show on Feb. 16. $15-$20. Call (847) 328-2795 or visit www.actorsgymnasium.com.
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.: “Dr. Strangelove,” a staged reading featuring Tim Kazurinsky, Randy Craig, Gary Houston and Warren Leming. $15/$18.
Block Museum of Art
At Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu. Admission is free; unless noted, admission to all programs is also free. Jan. 30, 10 a.m.: “Educating the Eye, New Iconographies: Italian Drawings and Prints, 1500-1700.” $10; call (847) 491-7540 to register. Through March 24: “Terry Adkins Recital,” featuring sculpture, photography and video works by the artist. March 1, 7 p.m.: Adkins will present “Facets,” a performance with the Lone Wolf Recital Corps, at Regenstein Hall of Music, 60 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Free. Through March 24: “Eye Contact: Photographic Portraits from the Collection,” in the Ellen Philips Katz and Howard C. Katz Gallery, featuring works by Andy Warhol, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe and others. Through March 24: “Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door,” in the Alsdorf Gallery.
Evanston History Center
Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston. (847) 475-3410. www.evanstonhistorycenter.org. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission (includes optional house tour): $10; free for members. Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m.: Evanston History 101, a half-hour guided tour of “Milestones and Memories,” a permanent exhibit of Evanston history. $10 per person includes an optional docent-led tour of the Dawes House afterward. Through Jan. 28: “Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Boudoirs,” a look at the evolution of the home’s most personal of spaces and customs from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. (847) 967-4889. www.ilholocaustmuseum.org. Admission: $12; $8 for students and senior citizens; $6 for children ages 5-11. Special exhibitions are free with museum admission. Jan. 27, 1:30-3 p.m.: Remembrance and Beyond: In Recognition of the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance. Free with museum admission. Reservations required. Feb. 3-April 21: “Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, The Guts to Fight for It.” Created by the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, N.C., the exhibit traces the saga of Reverend J.A. De Laine and the citizens of Clarendon County, S.C., who brought a pivotal law suit challenging racial segregation in public schools. Feb. 3, 1 p.m.: Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura S. Washington interviews members of the De Laine family. Free with museum admission. Reservations required. Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m.: “Cello Compositions of Richard Stöhr, Persecuted Composer.” Cellist Stefan Koch, Lansing (Michigan) Symphony member, accompanied by pianist Robert Conway, will perform the rarely heard cello works of Richard Stöhr, who taught at the Vienna Academy of Music from 1901 until 1938, when he was forced by the Nazis to resign and emigrate. Free with museum admission. Reservations required.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Free admission for Mitchell Museum members and tribal members; and on the first Friday of every month. Admission includes all exhibits and events, unless stated otherwise. Through March 10: “Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art.” Through Aug. 25: “The War of 1812: Fighting for Their Homeland.” Through maps, timelines, document reproductions, and graphics, the exhibit will provide an overview of the causes and significant events of the War of 1812, including Chicago’s Battle of Fort Dearborn. Through Sept. 8: “New Treasures of Our Collection,” an exhibit of 45 recent acquisitions.