Culture: ‘The Sunshine Boys’
September 13, 2012 11:04AM
Beyond Glee: The Wheaton Park District Leisure Center is organizing a new adult, performance-based chorus — “Beyond Glee!” Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. starting Sept. 20 at the Leisure Center. At 208 W. Union in Memorial Park. Call (630) 510-5030 or via email at email@example.com.
Heartland Voices: Not-for-profit choral arts organization based in Elgin seeks new singers for the upcoming season. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from late September through late April. Anyone wishing to audition should either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Dr. John G. Slawson, artistic director, at (847) 347-4584.
ECC American Grands concert: Pianists of all levels may apply to perform in the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s American Grands XVIII. The event will be held on Jan. 26, 2013 in Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 28 at elgin.edu/americangrands.
Fox Valley Festival Chorus: Rehearsals are at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. New members welcome. No auditions required for Chorus membership, only for solos. At St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, corner of Edgelawn and Galena, Aurora. Email email@example.com or visit foxvalleyfc.org.
The Senior Suburban Orchestra: Rehearsals are at 1-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Oak Trace, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. New members are welcome. The orchestra needs players on violin, viola, cello, double bass, bassoon, and percussion. Call Lori Davis at (630) 935-7103.
Anderson’s Bookshops: Tim Gunn, “Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible,” booksigning only, 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Naperville. Anna Dewdney, “Llama Llama Time to Share,” reading and booksigning, 2 p.m. Sept. 15, Naperville. Emily St. John Mandel, “The Lola Quartet,” reading and booksigning, 2 p.m. Sept. 16, Naperville. Sharon Creech, “The Great Unexpected,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Naperville. Andrea Cremer, “Rift,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Naperville. Kevin Powers, “The Yellow Birds,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Two Doors East. Spencer Quinn, reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Naperville. John Edward, “Fallen Master,” reading and booksigning, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Purchase book to receive a ticket. Adam McOmber, “The White Forest,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Naperville. Rachel Hartman, “Seraphina,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Two Doors East. Shannon Henry Kleiber, “On My Honor,” reading and booksigning, 11 a.m. Sept. 22, Naperville. At 5112 Main St. in Downers Grove and 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Anderson’s Two Doors East is at 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Call (630) 963-2665 or visit andersonbookshop.com.
Barnes and Noble: At the Promenade Center, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Call (630) 783-0009 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
Barnes & Noble: Weekly story times take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Events are free. At 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 579-0200. Visit bn.com.
Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays to Oct. 28 in downtown Geneva at the Metra train station parking lot, corner of South and Fourth streets. Visit genevachamber.com.
Lisle French Market: The sixth annual market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 27 in the commuter lot west of the Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave., Lisle. Visit villageoflisle.org.
M-Pact: Oswego Foundation For Educational Excellence presents family oriented shows M-Pact at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 as part of our fundraising campaign for 2011-2012. Tickets are $18. At 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego. Visit oswegofoundation.org/current-events.html.
Monarch Chapter Beer Can and Breweriana Show: The next show is at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at American Legion Post 76 in Carol Stream. Admission is $2. At 570 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Tables are $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Call Alan Bormann at (630) 305-8618 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kane County Flea Market: Flea markets take place the first weekend of the month from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Randall Road and Route 64, St. Charles. Featuring antiques, collectibles and hundreds of dealers. Admission is $5 each day; children under 12 are free. Call (630) 377-2252. Visit www.kanecountyfleamarket.com.
Big Rock Plowing Match Festival: Festival is at Plowman’s Park in Big Rock Sept. 14 to 16. Visit bigrockplowingmatch.com.
Civil War Collectors’ Show and Sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. Admission is $5. Visit dupagecountyfair.org.
Riverwalk Fine Art Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 to 16 in the Riverview parking lot south of Jefferson Street in Naperville. Visit napervilleartleague.com.
International Film Series: Screen the best in foreign cinema this fall during the Elgin Community College Humanities Center’s International Film Series. “Man on a Mission,” 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14. “How Much does your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?,” 7:30 p.m., Oct. 5 and 12. “Surviving Progress,” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2 and 9. At the Arts Center, Building H, Room H142 on the ECC Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Free admission. Visit eccifs.org.
After Hours Film Society: At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
Copley Cinematheque: $8 for non-members and $5 for members. At the Copley Theatre, in North Island Center at 8 E. Galena. Visit paramountaurora.com/20110921cineastes.php.
An Evening With Jazz Guitarist John McLean: The North Central College faculty concert begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 in Madden Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. At 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Blues, Brews and BBQ: Good music and good food go together. Celebrate the upcoming renovation of the MAC with an evening of hot Chicago blues and area food vendors at 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets are $10. At 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org.
Homage to Verdi: Solange Sior, soprano, Jennifer Kosharsky, mezzo-soprano and pianist Philip Morehead will perform arias from “Un Ballo in Maschera,” “Don Carlo,” “La Forza del Destino,” “Il Trovatore” and “Ernani” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1020 West Highland Ave., Elgin. Free. Call (224) 595-1526 or email email@example.com.
Debbie Reynolds: The iconic Hollywood entertainer at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Tickets are $55. Lunch and dinner packages are $70-74. Call (630) 530-0111, (312) 559-1212 or visitticketmaster.com ordrurylaneoakbrook.com.
“Grease”: The 2012-13 The Broadway season opener will be at the Paramount Theatre to Oct. 7. Tickets are $34.90-$46.90. At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit paramountaurora.com.
“The Lady with All the Answers”: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents this one-woman show about Ann Landers to Sept. 23. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in the Building K Theater of the McAninch Arts Center. Tickets are $25 to $33. At 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org.
“Sirens”: The modern comedy will be performed by Fox Valley Repertory to Oct. 7. Tickets are $32 on Fridays, and $42 on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner show packages are from $52. At Pheasant Run Resort in 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit pheasantrun.com.
“Social Security”: Elgin Theatre Company will perform the play to Sept. 23. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at the Kimball Street Theater of the Elgin Academy. For mature audiences only. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth. At the corner of Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin. Call (847) 741-0532 or visit elgin-theatre.org.
“The Sunshine Boys”: Steel Beam Theatre in downtown St. Charles opens its season with the comedy Sept. 14-Oct. 7. Performances are Fridays and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for students and seniors 62+. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit SteelBeamTheatre.com.
“Three By The Sea”: The Geneva Underground Playhouse runs at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays to Sept. 23. Family-friendly. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, or $25 for families. At 524 W. State St., Geneva. Call (630) 677-1725 or visit guptheater.org.
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