Culture: ‘Guitarra Azul’
February 14, 2013 12:38PM
Updated: February 14, 2013 12:38PM
Bicentennial Park: Saturday Youth Drama Classes to Feb. 23: Grades 1-5 meet 9-10:15 a.m. ($55) and grades 6-12 meet 10:30 a.m.-12 noon ($60). At 201 West Jefferson Street, Joliet. Register online at bicentennialpark.org.
University of St. Francis Concert Chorale: This choir, that meets at the university on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with some performances throughout the year. At 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Contact USF professor Will Thomen (815) 740-5043, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.
University of St. Francis Bernie’s Band: The Band, which meets at the university at varying practice times, provides music at all home football games as well as other special events. At 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. E-mail USF professor Robert Stumpf at email@example.com, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra: The group rehearses every from 6-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays that school is in session at Lewis University, 1 University Parkway, Romeoville. Players ome from Lewis University and Joliet Junior College, and from area high schools and middle schools. Visit www.mysomusic.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit foxvalleyfc.org.
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 email@example.com or phone Dr. John G. Slawson, artistic director, at (847) 347-4584.
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: 11th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16, the Abbington Banquet Center, Glen Ellyn. $55. Reservations are required. Call (630) 820-2802. Cal Armistead, Reading and Booksigning, “Being Henry David,” 2 p.m. Feb. 17, Naperville. Michael Fry, Reading and Booksigning, “Odd Squad: Bully Bait,” 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Naperville. Pete Wentz, Reading and Booksigning, “Gray,” 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Naperville. Tim Dorsey, Reading and Booksigning, “The Riptide Ultra-Glide,” 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Anderson’s Two Doors East in Naperville. Callista & Newt Gingrich, Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Naperville. Jonathan Fisk, Reading and Booksigning, “Broken: Seven Christian Rules about Christian Rules that Every Christian Ought to Break,” 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Naperville. John Madormo, Reading and Booksigning, “The Camp Phoenix Caper: Book 2,” 2 p.m. Feb. 23. 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.
Family Fest: Pancake breakfast, reptile demonstrations and other fun at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 at Minooka Community H.S. Central Campus. At 301 S. Wabena Ave., Minooka. Call (815) 521-9999.
After Hours Film Society: “Central Park Five,” Feb. 25. Screenings are at 7:30 p.m. At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
Lewis University’s Performing Arts Series: “Guitarra Azul” is the third performance in the series. Fusing Rumba Flamenco, Latin Jazz and classical Spanish music on Feb. 18 in the Sancta Alberta Chapel in the Philip Lynch Theatre. Tickets are $10. At One University Parkway, Romeoville. Call (815) 836-5385 or visit lewisu.edu.
“Intimate Apparel”: Philip Lynch Theater presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Feb. 15-17 and 21-24. Tickets are $2-$10. At the main campus of Lewis University, Oremus Fine Arts Building on Route 53 in Romeoville. Call (815) 836-5500,
“Jeeves Takes a Bow”: First Folio Theatre presents the witty comedy to March 3. Tickets range from $26-$37 and preview tickets are $22. At Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. and Rt. 83. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit firstfolio.org.
“Sherlock Holmes — The Final Adventure”: Wheaton Drama presents this mystery through Feb. 17. Tickets are $13-$16. At Wheaton Drama Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Call (630) 260-182 or visit wheatondrama.org.
“Sunset Boulevard”: Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace will present the musical to March 24. Tickets are $20-$68. Some tickets include lunch/dinner. At 100 Drury Lane. Call (630) 530-0111, (800) 745-3000, or visit drurylaneoakbrook.com.
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