Arts and entertainment calendar for Oct. 4
Updated: November 5, 2012 10:46AM
Theatre-hike features “Werewolf’s Curse: Or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow,” 3-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 and Columbus Day, Oct. 8, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Each scene is presented at a different location on the arboretum grounds, with audience members hiking to each location to enjoy the unfolding story. Suitable for ages 8 and up, but may not be appropriate for children who are afraid of monsters. $19; $13 children. Visit www.mortonarb.org or call (630) 968-0074.
The West Suburban Symphony, conducted by Peter Lipari, performs a Halloween-themed concert at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave/, Villa Park. $22; $20 seniors; $5 teens; free for children. Visit www.westsubsymphony.org or call (630) 887-7464.
“The Woman in Black”
The suspense thriller will be presented by Fox Valley Repertory Oct. 12-28 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. A London lawyer hires an actor to help recount a story that has troubled him since he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional performance at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The show is rated PG-13. Tickets: $32-$42. Dinner show packages available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
Halloween Swing Dance
With music by The Gina Knight Orchestra, Oct. 27 at the Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Swing lesson at 7:30 p.m.; open dancing at 8:30 p.m. Costume contest and more. $12; $10 students. Visit www.willowbrookballroom.com or call (708) 839-1000.
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.
“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.
Presented by Fox Valley Repertory at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Performances are Sundays. Tickets: $32-$42. Dinner show packages are available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
“The War of the Worlds”
Performed by LATTE Theater (La Grange Area Teen Ensemble) and Plymouth Place Players at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Plymouth Place auditorium, 315 N. LaGrange Road, LaGrange Park. $8; $5 students and seniors. Call (708) 655-0989.
“The Women of Lockerbie”
Presented through Oct. 7 at the Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. Tickets are $18 and $20. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.
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.
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.
Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Music Club
Presents a performance meeting at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Meadows of Brookdale, 60 N. Nicoll Ave., Glen Ellyn. The program features soprano Karen Owens and accompanist Barbara Geis, piano-four-hands featuring Sandra Keller and Katherine Belda, saxophone duets by Laura Kuhlman and Paula Cebula, and flute soloist Marilyn Stanciou with accompanist Durema Kohl. For information, visit www.gewmc.org.
Hosting violinist Sharon Chang, cellist Jocelyn Butler and pianist Jeffrey Panko at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. The program includes music by jazz composer Fred Hersch as well as works by Brahms, Franck and Rachmaninoff. $20; $18 seniors; $5 students. Families (two adults, five children) can buy tickets for $45. Visit www.MusicAtBethel.com or call (630) 279-4040.
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.
The Agape Ringers
Performing at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. The program includes works by Handel and Rossini, contemporary songs of worship, compositions for handbells, and various folk and pops favorites. Free-will offerings accepted. Visit www.agaperingers.org.
Performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 and 6 p.m. Oct. 7 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $65, $55 and $50. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz”
The jazz faculty member performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $20; $15 students and seniors. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
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. 20, 7:30 p.m.: 1964 The Tribute (Beatles tribute band). $38.50-$67.75. 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. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.: The Smashing Pumpkins. $50. Oct. 23-24, 7 p.m.: Justin Bieber. $39.50, $59.50, $79.50, $89.50. Nov. 29-30, 7:30 p.m.: The Who: Quadrophenia and More. $39.50, $59.50, $80.50, $129.50. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents “The Lost Christmas Eve.” $30, $39, $49, $59, $69. Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m.: Green Day ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! Tour. $27.50, $52.
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. Oct. 5, 9 p.m.: Mike Mangione & the Union, plus Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, and Brooks Ritter (rock). $12. Oct. 5, 9 p.m.: Ralph Covert’s Acoustic Army in the SideBar, $10. 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. Oct. 10, 8:30 p.m.: Alligator Records party featuring Curtis Salgado in the SideBar Music Room (blues). $15. Oct. 11, 8 p.m.: Exposure with Heather Treadway, Trevor Parker and Johnny & the Beloveds (rock). $5. Oct. 14, 6 p.m.: Bill O’Connell’s Chicago Skyliners (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Oct. 17, 8:30 p.m.: Uncle Lucius CD release show (rock). $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Oct. 18, 8 p.m.: Ron Lazzaretti CD release show, plus James McCandless (roots). $10. Oct. 19, 9 p.m.: Pat McLaughlin and his Nashville Band, plus special guests Cannonball (rock). $15. Oct. 20, 9 p.m.: Rico, plus The Shams Band (rock). $10. Oct. 21, 6 p.m.: The Brienn Perry Orchestra (jazz). $15; $5 for ages 17 and under. Nov. 2, 9 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Nov. 10, 9 p.m.: The Red Elvises (rock). $15. Nov. 17, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with special guest Big Head Todd (blues). $20.
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.
Expression Galleries of Fine Art
708 N. Wells St., Chicago. www.expressiongalleries.com. Oct. 6, 5-9 p.m.: Exhibition of Gustav Klimt’s portfolio of 50 works on paper, “Das Werk Gustav Klimts.”
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. Oct. 15-20: Exhibit of works by junior high and middle school artists. A reception will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 20. October: “The Cornucopia of Color,” works by collage colorist Laura Lein-Svencner. Oct. 21, 2 p.m.: Abstract artist Stephanie Bieniek will present a free demonstration on her abstract “dip” technique, using fluid acrylics. Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Laura Lein-Svencner will present a mini-abstract collage landscape workshop.
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.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
The Tower Chorale
Singers interested in joining the choral group are invited to an open rehearsal from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Oct. 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.
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.
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.
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Oct. 19, 8 p.m.: Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl presents traditional Mexican folk dance and music. $25; $18 for children 12 and under.
8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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. Oct. 26, 8 p.m.: Good Time Charley Singles Dance. Admission $6 before 8:15 p.m.; $8 after 8:15 p.m. Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Steve Cooper Orchestra, $10. No jeans or gym shoes. Nov. 4: Waltz lessons, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $20. Ballroom dancing to music by The Weiss Brothers Orchestra, 2-5 p.m., $14. No jeans or gym shoes.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6-7 on the grounds of Casa Italia, 3800 Division St., Stone Park, featuring continuous musical entertainment, food vendors, crafts, and a Wine Garden with wine-, cider- and cheese-making demonstrations and tastings. Also, Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ duo JoJo and Gizep. Admission and parking are free. Call (708) 345-5933.
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. 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.”
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Classic Movie Mondays film series — Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $1. Oct. 8: “Napoleon Dynamite.” Oct. 15: “When Harry Met Sally.” Oct. 22: “Braveheart.” Oct. 29: “Hook.” Nov. 5: “Poltergeist.” Nov. 12: “Romancing the Stone.” Nov. 19: No show due to Thanksgiving holiday. Nov. 26: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Dec. 3: “Gremlins.” Dec. 10: “Ghostbusters.” Dec. 17: “Love Actually.” Dec. 24: “The Polar Express.”
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.
Salt Creek Music Teachers Association
Hosting a meeting and performance by guitarist Jason Deroche at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. Visit www.saltcreekmusicteachers.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.
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.