Arts and entertainment calendar for Oct. 11
Updated: November 12, 2012 11:08AM
Theatre-hike features “Werewolf’s Curse: Or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow,” 3-5 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 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.
Halloween double feature
The Brookfield Film Society presents “London After Midnight” (1927), starring Lon Chaney, and “Mark of The Vampire” (1935), starring Lionel Barrymore on Oct. 29 at the Cottage at Irish Times Pub, 8869 Burlington Ave., Brookfield. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; film at 7:20 p.m. The event includes a costume contest, popcorn and raffle. Free admission. Visit www.BrookfieldFilmSociety.com.
Spook and Swim
The Greater LaGrange YMCA hosts Spook and Swim from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Riverside-Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. Activities in the gym, including a climbing wall, will be followed by splash time in the pool. Free. Call (708) 352-7600.
“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.
“The Good Life Cafe”
The one-woman show by Jenna Eisenberg will be presented at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Wheaton Drama, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. $10. 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.
Oct. 26-Nov. 10 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center at Morton College, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $17; $15 seniors. Visit www.jpactheatre.com or call (708) 656-1800.
“Singin’ in the Rain”
Nov. 8-Jan. 13 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 theater packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“The Sound of Music”
Nov. 9-Dec. 9 at Wheaton Drama, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets at www.wheatondrama.org or call (630) 260-1820.
Presented by Grove Players Nov. 9-18 at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10-$15. Call (630) 415-3682 or visit www.groveplayers.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.
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.
“Insight and Odyssey”
A free classical music concert will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale. The program includes Steinway artist Chris Garofalo’s original compositions, Gwyneth Walker’s song cycle “If Love Be a Day,” Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and John Rutter’s “Suite Antique.” Reservations required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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.
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. 25 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $100 and $125. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
World Music Festival
Oct. 26-28 at Elmhurst College’s 190 South Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Free concert featuring the Glen Ayre Trio and Liam Teague with the Elmhurst Percussion Ensemble in the college’s Mill Theater. Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Concert featuring Liz Carroll, Liam Teague, Kathleen Bremer, Louise Brodie, Sheila Houlahan, Irish dancers, Elmhurst Philharmonic Orchestra, Elmhurst Percussion Ensemble, Elmhurst Late Night Blues Vocal Ensemble and the Elmhurst Jazz Band, in the college’s Hammerschmidt Chapel. $10-$18, available at www.elmhurst.edu/worldmusic and at the door. Oct. 28, noon-3 p.m.: Fiddling workshop in Celtic, American and Swedish fiddling styles for Elmhurst College and high school musicians. $10. Register by e-mailing ElmhurstCollegeOrchestra@yahoo.com.
“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. 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. 12, 7 p.m.: ProgNight with “Monsters of Progressive Rock” Neal Morse, Three Friends and District 97. $35-$79. Oct. 20, 8 p.m.: An Evening of Chicago Bluegrass with The Henhouse Prowlers. $25; $20 seniors; $15 students. Oct. 26, 8 p.m.: Michael Schenker Group Reunion, $29-$69. Nov. 2, 8 p.m.: Asia, featuring bassist/vocalist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes and guitarist Steve Howe. $39-$125. Nov. 3, 8 p.m.: The Scintas (Las Vegas variety show). $29-$59. Nov. 9-10, 8 p.m.: Bronx Wanderers Sock Hop. $29-$49. Nov. 17, 8 p.m., and Nov. 18, 7 p.m.: UFO. $39-$79.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. Tuesdays, 9 p.m.: Open mic in the SideBar. 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. 18, 9 p.m.: Expo ‘76 in the SideBar (rock). Free. 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. Oct. 25, 8 p.m.: Country Night in Berwyn, $5. Oct. 26, 9 p.m.: Anna Fermin (roots). Oct. 26, 9 p.m.: Cannonball in the SideBar (rock). Free. Oct. 27: FitzGerald’s annual Halloween Bash. Oct. 28, 6 p.m.: John Burnett Orchestra (jazz). $10; $5 age 17 and under. Nov. 1, 8 p.m.: Anne Hills CD release show for “The Songs of Tom Paxton,” with Gary Cleland and James Robinson Parran (rock). $15. Nov. 2, 9 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Nov. 3, 9 p.m.: The Del Moroccos plus Bellfuries (rockabilly). $12. Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Community Big Band, $10; $5 for 17 and under. Nov. 10, 9 p.m.: The Red Elvises (rock). $15. Nov. 14, 8 p.m.: Chicago Singer Spotlight, $8. Nov. 17, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with special guest Big Head Todd (blues). $20. Nov. 21, 8:30 p.m.: Tributosaurus becomes The Who (Vol. 2). $20. Nov. 23, 9 p.m.: The Bad Examples (rock). $10. Dec. 1, 9 p.m.: Go Long Mule (rock). $10.
“Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day”
The concert film, featuring founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant taking the stage at London’s O2 Arena on Dec. 10, 2007, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18 in local movie theaters, including Yorktown 17, 80 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard. Tickets are available at the theater box office and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Country music recording artist Sara Evans
Performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $55, $60 and $70. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Nov. 3, 8 p.m.: Indigo Girls, with guests The Shadowboxers. $45, $55. Nov. 10, 8 p.m.: Olivia Newton-John. $50, $65, $75. Dec. 31, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Under the Streetlamp, featuring former “Jersey Boys” cast members singing doo-wop, Motown and oldies. The 10 p.m. show includes champagne toast and countdown. $55-$65.
“Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project”
Mary Wilson of The Supremes stars in a multi-media Lena Horne tribute concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $45, $50. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
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. 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.
“Immortality 10,000 Years”
Narrative artwork by Lee Benson is featured in an exhibit on display through Nov. 11 at North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist’s reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 9. For information, contact Nickole C. Lanham at (630) 637-5375 or email@example.com.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Theatre of Western Springs
The non-audition theater seeks actors and actresses for its 2013 season. Graduating from a free acting class called Studio and purchase of a seven-play season subscription (pro-rated) are the only requirements to becoming a member of the acting company. Studio sessions take place Oct. 20-Nov. 11 at the theatre, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. Open to anyone age 18 and up; all experience levels are welcome. For more information or to register, call (708) 246-4043, ext. 1, or visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.
Holding non-Equity auditions for “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at 111 N. Hale Street, Wheaton. Casting six men and two women. For full audition notice and director’s notes, visit www.wheatondrama.org/show/sherlock-holmes-the-final-adventure/.
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. 14, 2 p.m.: Neal Shusterman reads from and signs his latest Young Adult futuristic thriller, Unwholly. Oct. 15, 7 p.m.: Eric Greitens discusses and signs The Warrior’s Heart. Oct. 17, 7 p.m.: David Finch reads from and signs The Journal of Best Practices. Oct. 21, 2 p.m.: Kate Morton discusses and signs The Secret Keeper. Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: Uggie the dog and his trainer, Omar Von Muller, present a reading and pawtographing of Uggie. Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: “What Not to Wear” co-host Stacy London discusses and signs her new book, The Truth About Style, at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. One admission ticket comes with the purchase of the new book from Anderson’s. Tickets required. Oct. 23, 7 p.m.: Peter Geye discusses and signs The Lighthouse Road. Oct. 24, 7 p.m.: Arctic explorer John Huston discusses and signs Forward.
5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665. www.andersonsbookshop.com. Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.: LitWits Book Group will discuss Bloodroot by Amy Greene.
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665. www.andersonsbookshop.com. Oct. 16, 7 p.m.: Heidi Roemer and Friends, featuring children’s poets who all contributed to And The Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: Matthew Cody reads from and signs Super. Oct. 19, 7 p.m.: Jon Klassen reads from and signs his new picture book, This Is Not My Hat. Oct. 20, 2 p.m.: Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann read from and sign the picture book Oh No! Oct. 25, 7 p.m.: Derek Anderson shares his picture book, Waking Dragons.
5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665. www.andersonsbookshop.com. Oct. 15, 7 p.m.: Rebecca Stead reads from and signs her new middle grade title, Liar & Spy. Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: Peter Brown and Aaron Reynolds discuss their new picture book, Creepy Carrots.
“The Velveteen Rabbit”
Theatreworks USA presents the family-friendly musical at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $10; $5 children. For an additional $4 per ticket, patrons may add an ice cream reception, taking place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the day of the performance. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
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.
Dance troupe Ailey II
Performs at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $10, $15 and $25. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
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. 14, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Ron Smolen Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Oct. 16, 23 and 30 and Nov. 6, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. Oct. 17, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7, 7:30-11 p.m.: Salsa lessons and dance, $10. No partner needed. 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. Nov. 11, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Steve Cooper Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Held 7-9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Oak Brook Community Church, 3100 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, featuring bounce houses, hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, games and more. Costumes encouraged. All l activites and refreshments are free. Call (630) 320-5122.
Lemont Artists’ Guild
Presenting its 18th annual Love of Art Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Lemont Park District’s CORE Fitness and Aquatic Complex, 16028 W. 127th St., Lemont. Free admission and parking. Visit www.lemontartistsguid.org.
“Beads, Bangles & Baubles”
Jewelry and accessories show, featuring offerings by local artisans, designers and vintage jewelry dealers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, 1s151 Winfield Road in Wheaton. Free admission; parking $5 per vehicle. Visit www.cantigny.org.
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.”
Clarendon Hills Public Library
7 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills. (630) 323-8188. www.clarendonhillslibrary.org. Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.: Screening of the political drama, “The Best Man” (1964).
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. 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 of Chicago lecture
Featuring “Simon Boccanegra” at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Plymouth Place Senior Living, 315 N. LaGrange Road, LaGrange Park. Carla Thorpe discusses the history of the show and plays select pieces from the opera. Free, but reservations are requested. Call (708) 482-6511.
Salt Creek Camera Club
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Plymouth Place, 315 N. LaGrange Road, LaGrange Park. Program is “You Be the Judge,” presented by Bob Benson, covering basic concepts used to judge Chicago Area Camera Club Association competitions. Call Ron Remley, (708) 562-1164.
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.
Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show
Presented by the Chicago Suburban Antique Dealers Association 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Admission $8. A portion of the ticket sales support the DuPage County Historical Museum. Visit www.csada.com.
“Lizzie Borden and the Borden Murders”
Flagg Creek Heritage Society presents actor Ed Dzialo in a free program at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Pleasant Dale Park Recreation Center, 7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. Dzialo is a native of Fall River, Mass., where the legendary unsolved murder case took place. After hearing the “evidence” audience members can decide if Lizzie actually was guilty. Call (708)-839-9616.
Special Talents America
The talent competition for children and adults who have disabilities will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at North Central Collelge’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $25, $35, and $45 and can be purchased by visiting www.specialtalents.org or calling (630) 637-7469.
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. Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: “Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress,” presented by local historian and collector Rick Rann in the museum’s Education Center. Free.