Arts and entertainment calendar for Sept. 27
Updated: October 29, 2012 5:42PM
“Dial M For Murder”
Presented through Sept. 29 at Morton College’s Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero. $17. Visit www.jpactheatre.com.
Through Oct. 7 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. Tickets: $34.90-$46.90. Visit www.paramountaurora.com or call (630) 896-6666.
Presented through Sept. 30 at Wheaton Drama, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Is the dashing young man interested in shy Catherine or her money? Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $13-$16. Visit www.wheatondrama.org or call (630) 260-1820.
“A Little Night Music”
Presented at The Village Theatre Guild, Butterfield Road and Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Oct. 19-Nov 10. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. Call (630) 469-8230 or visit www.villagetheatreguild.org.
“Love and Drowning”
16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn, presents the world premiere of Will Dunne’s exploration of near-death experience, through Oct. 27. Ella and Hank Harding have drowned. Or have they? After a boating accident that left them both clinically dead, the resuscitated couple now find themselves at a strange, remote institute where life isn’t what it used to be. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays. $18 for general admission; $10 for student rush tickets (limited amount available day of show only). Call (708) 795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.
Performed by GreenMan Theatre Troupe Oct. 19-Nov. 4 in Asbury Hall at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York, Elmhurst. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17; $15 for seniors and students. Visit www.greenmantheatre.com or call (630) 464-2646.
“The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story”
Presented by First Folio Theatre through Nov. 4 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $26-$37. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit www.firstfolio.org.
North Central College presents the student-directed drama, a modern-day morality play set in the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29 in Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets: $5; $3 students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Presented by Fox Valley Repertory through Oct. 7 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $32-$42. Dinner show packages are available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
Through Oct. 28 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. $35-$46, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Lunch and dinner packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
Chicago a cappella
Presents “Genius in the Synagogue: A Musical Portrait of Max Janowski” at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $35 for preferred seating, $28 for general admission, $22 for seniors; and $12 for students. Call (773) 281-7820 or see www.chicagoacappella.org.
Opens its 25th anniversary season with “Performance. Art.” at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The orchestra will be joined by the Brooklyn-based chamber group PROJECT Trio, which blends classical technique with jazz and rock styles. The program includes works by Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach and Igor Stravinsky. Tickets: $40-$50. Call (312) 236-3681, ext. 2, or visit www.chicagosinfonietta.org.
DuPage Symphony Orchestra
Presenting “Great Expectations” at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The program features bassoonist Peter Kolkay playing John Williams’ “The Five Sacred Trees” and Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony. Tickets: $30; $26 seniors; $12 students. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.dupagesymphony.org.
The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Opens its 52nd season with “Classical Giants” at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. Soloist Philip Stanley performs Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat, and Kate Carter and Stephen Alltop will perform a concerto for violin and harpsichord by Haydn. The program also includes Symphony No. 88 in G Major by Haydn and Mozart’s Symphony No. 34 in C Major. Tickets: $29; $27 seniors; $7 students. A free concert preview will be presented by Ted Hatmaker at 5:45 p.m. in the upper level Gathering Room of the church. To celebrate opening night, concert patrons are invited to enjoy a dinner buffet from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Garden Room of the church, with food provided by Café Amano. Cost is $30 per person, and tickets must be purchased by Oct. 5. Visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org or call (630) 941-0202.
New Philharmonic Orchestra
Presenting “Brahms — Blissful and Bold” at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest. Guest pianist Yeol eum Son joins New Philharmonic to showcase two of Brahms’ works, created at the height of his career. Tickets: $38; $36 seniors; $28 youth. Call (630) 942-4000.
The Orion Ensemble
The chamber music ensemble presents “Orion Beginnings” at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva. The program includes works by Bartók, Huydts and Schumann. Tickets: $26; $23 seniors; $10 for students; admission is free for children 12 and younger. Call (630) 628-9591 or visit www.orionensemble.org.
Acoustic Renaissance Concert Series
Opening its 18th season of folk music with singer/songwriter Joel Mabus and the duo Jan Krist and Jim Bizer at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. $16; $14 for students and seniors. Visit www.acousticren.com or call (630) 369-2998.
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont
5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. For information about the theater, visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Celtic Thunder. $32.50, $49.50, $65, $75. Nov. 17, 8 p.m.: Australian Pink Floyd.
6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. For information, visit www.allstatearena.com. Parking is $20, cash only. Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: “Twins Of Evil Tour,” featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, with special guest J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.: The Smashing Pumpkins. $50.
The Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street, St. Charles. (630) 962-7000. www.oshows.com. Oct. 5, 8 p.m.: Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, $19-$49. Oct. 6, 8 p.m.: (Buddy Holly’s) The Original Crickets, $29-$59. Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: The GoGos with Belinda Carlisle, $59-$95. Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: ProgNight with “Monsters of Progressive Rock” Neal Morse, Three Friends and District 97. $35-$79. Oct. 26, 8 p.m.: Michael Schenker Group Reunion, $29-$69. Oct. 13, 8 p.m.: Dana Carvey, former cast member of Saturday Night Live. $59-$89.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. Tuesdays, 9 p.m.: Open mic in the SideBar. Sept. 27, 8 p.m.: Los Straitjackets with Daddy-o-Grande plus Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys (rockabilly). $20. Sept. 28, 9 p.m.: Los Straitjackets plus Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys (rockabilly). $20. Sept. 29, 9 p.m.: Elaine Stepter and the Jackson Street Band, with The Velvet Jimis (R&B/soul). $15. Sept. 30, 6 p.m.: Fred Cantu Big Band. $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Oct. 6, 9 p.m.: Junior Brown (country). $20. Oct. 7, 6 p.m.: Grandstand Big Band. $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Oct. 10, 8 p.m.: Chicago Singer Spotlight, $8.
The St. Cletus Fine Art Series presents a ragtime concert featuring pianist Bob Milne at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at St. Cletus Church, 600 W. 55th St., La Grange. Free-will offerings requested to support the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet efforts to build a maternity clinic in Gulu, Uganda. Visit www.stcletusparish.com or call (708) 215-5433.
Two Way Street Coffee House
1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. (630) 969-9720. www.twowaystreet.org. Folk/Americana music at 8:15 p.m. Fridays for a $7 cover, unless noted otherwise. Sept. 28: Four Shillings Short, 21st century bards who play more than 30 world instruments.
Village Voices Chorus
Presenting a concert of music from stage and screen, patriotic tunes, gospel and spirituals, vocal jazz and more at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Beacon Hill Senior Residence, 2400 S. Finley Road, Lombard. Admission is free.
InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Montrose Room, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. (847) 544-5300. www.montroseroom.com. Sept. 29, 7-11 p.m.: WNUA-FM 25th Anniversary Listener Reunion Party & Show, hosted by former WNUA radio personality Rick O’Dell, with performances by smooth jazz artists. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Artists of Mayslake Peabody Estate
“Poe and More,” an exhibit inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, on display now through a closing reception at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Artists from Exploring Watercolor, a group that paints at the mansion of coal magnate F.S. Peabody, will present their most recent works in addition to Poe-inspired works. Call (630) 206-9566.
La Grange Art League Gallery and Studio
122 W. Calendar Ave., La Grange. (708) 352-3101. www.lagrangeartleague.org. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. September: “Through A Traveler’s Eyes.”
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 834-0202. www.elmhurstartmuseum.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission: $7; $5 for students and senior citizens; free for children under 12 and members. Free admission on Fridays. Through Jan. 5: “No Rules: Contemporary Clay,” focusing on clay-based work of a nonfunctional nature and including recent and new work by an international group of 13 artists. Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Artist Talk with Jay Strommen. Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.: Artist Teri Frame will perform live at the museum. In “Medusa: A Performance,” Frame uses raw clay and clay masks to dramatically alter her appearance, exploring notions of beauty over time. Frame will be accompanied by cellist Sascha Groschang and violinist Laurel Morgan of The Wires. The performance is free, but reservations are recommended. Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.: Artist Talk with Blake Jamison Williams. Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Artist Talk with Nicole Seisler.
Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. www.elmhurst.edu. Through Oct. 3: Hispanic Heritage Exhibition, featuring the work of Nicolas de Jesus, a master printmaker from Mexico.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
The Tower Chorale
Singers interested in joining the choral group are invited to open rehearsals from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Oct. 1 and 8 at Grand Avenue Center, 4211 Grand Ave., Western Springs. The performances for “Time for Joy” will be Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at St. John of the Cross Church in Western Springs. For more information, visit www.towerchorale.org.
Combined Church Choir of Itasca
Seeking singers for its 21st annual charity fundraising Christmas performance on Dec. 1 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Itasca. Opportunities for solo and small ensemble singing, with orchestra. Rehearsals on Sunday evenings, starting Oct. 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Itasca. Contact Dan D’Andrea at (630) 322-9187.
Lemont Artists Guild
Seeking entrants for its juried fine art show, “Love of Art,” to be held Nov. 3. Applications are available at www.lemontartistsguild.org. Application deadline is Sept. 30. For more information, contact Liz Pop at (815) 341-1145 or Lizzypopp@hotmail.com.
Pumpkins ‘n Holly Craft Show
Seeking crafters for its Nov. 17 show and bake sale at St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 Prairie Ave. Brookfield. Spaces are 9 feet wide by 8 feet deep and are $25; tables to rent are 8 feet wide by 2 feet deep and cost $10; electric hook-up is $5. No vendors please. Call (708) 485-1962 for an application.
BOOKS & POETRY
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665. www.andersonsbookshop.com. Oct. 2, 7 p.m.: Young adult author Libba Bray discusses and signs The Diviners.
Young Adult Literature Conference
The event, sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop, will be held 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville. The day includes author appearances, breakout sessions, book talks, continental breakfast and luncheon. $99; $75 for full-time students (with proof of current school registration). Registration required; call (630) 820-2802.
DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N. Washington St., Naperville. (630) 637-8000. www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org. Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m.: Tiny Great Performance features children’s musician Jim Gill. The concert will be at Washington Junior High School, Naperville, just across the street from the museum. Picnic-style seating (bring blankets or mats, no chairs). $3 per person. Reservations required.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
La Grange Art League Gallery and Studio
122 W. Calendar Ave., La Grange. (708) 352-3101. www.lagrangeartleague.org. Sept. 30: Joanne Laudolff presents a botanical printing and collage workshop.
The Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street, St. Charles. (630) 962-7000. www.oshows.com. Oct. 13, 8 p.m.: Dana Carvey, former cast member of Saturday Night Live. $59-$89.
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Oct. 12, 8 p.m.: Capitol Steps present political satire. Rated PG for some adult content. $30-$35.
Zanies Comedy Club
Located at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 584-6342. www.zanies.com. Sept. 27-29: Andy Woodhull.
8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. Oct. 2, 9 and 16, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. Oct. 10 and 17, 7:30-11 p.m.: Salsa lessons and dance, $10. No partner needed. Oct. 14, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Ron Smolen Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Oct. 21, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Teddy Lee Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Oktoberfest Fall Family Festival
Held from 4-11 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Louise De Marillac Parish, 31st and Harrison avenues, LaGrange Park. Featuring Oktoberfest food available for purchase, children’s carnival games from 4-7 p.m., and music by The Sylvies from 8-11 p.m. Free admission. Call (708) 352-7388.
The After Hours Film Society
Screening films at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Admission is $9; $5 for members, unless noted otherwise. For information, call (630) 534-4528 or visit www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com. Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.: “Queen of Versailles.” Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.: “Elena.” Oct. 29, 5 p.m.: Take Five Student Film Festival. Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.: “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
Lyric Opera lecture
Richard Strauss’ “Elektra” is the subject of the first Lyric Opera lecture of the season at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave. Lyric Education Corps member George Meschel will present musical excerpts, a summary of the story and background information about the composer. Register for this free event at (630) 323-8188. For more information, visit www.clarendonhillslibrary.org.
Chicago Pet Show
Presented from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien. Admission: $7; free for seniors 65 and over and youth under 18 with a parent. www.chicagopetshow.com.
Riverside Township Radio Players
Open their 2012-13 season with “Current Events” from the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and “The Spiral Staircase” from Screen Directors Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Riverside Township Hall Auditorium, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside. Admission is free. For information, call Ellie Babka, (708) 442-8810.
Taps 150 Ice Cream Social
Held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Helping Hand Center, 9649 W. l55th St., Countryside. The Civil War-themed event includes a reading of the Gettysburg Address, a program of patriotic songs by the Divine Infant Choir of Westchester, The Strings of Faith, Chimes Ensemble and the Marci Night Brigade Band. At the close of the show Bugles Across America will sound Taps in unison. Free admission. Visit www.Taps150.org.
Elmhurst Historical Museum
120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1457. www.elmhursthistory.org. Admission is free. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Through Sept. 30: “Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital.” Learn about Chicago’s candy-making history while experiencing interactive displays with nostalgic photos and artifacts, watch a video narrated by Bill Kurtis, and take on the Twisted Candy Challenge to test candy-wrapping skills.
Flagg Creek Heritage Society Museum
7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, and the Robert Vial House, 7375 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. (708) 246-1064. www.flaggcreekheritagesociety.com. Through Oct. 7 the Heritage Society Museum will exhibit “Post-War and Mid-Century Modern Home Life,” featuring a period den with furnishings, carpet and fabrics augmented by kitchen gear, toys, magazines, model cars and more. Visitors to the Robert Vial House will view “The Fabulous Fifties,” an exhibit of 1950s fashions for women and men. Flagg Creek Heritage Society Museum is open from 2-4 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. The Vial House is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1616. www.lizzadromuseum.org. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Mondays. Admission: $4; $3 senior citizens; $2 students and teens; $1 for children ages 7-12; free for children under 7. Free admission on Fridays. Sept. 29: Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day: Contemporary Stone Mosaics. As a Smithsonian Affiliate the museum will feature a special exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum. Free admission will be offered to visitors presenting a Museum Day Ticket, available online at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. At 2 p.m. Gwyn Kaitis will present contemporary mosaic techniques and the use of natural materials in mosaics.
The outdoor history museum is located at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Naper Settlement has 30 historic structures ranging from a rustic log cabin to a Victorian mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. www.napersettlement.museum. (630) 420-6010. General admission is $12; $10 seniors; $8 youth 4-12; free for Naperville residents, members and children 3 and under. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sundays.