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Arts and entertainment calendar for Oct. 13
October 11, 2011 9:56AM


Haunted Hayride will be held from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 21 at Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road, Highland Park. Tram rides depart every 15 minutes from the football field, and there will be pumpkin carving demonstrations. The program is appropriate for ages 7 and up. Fee is $3 per person. No pre-registration required. For information, call (847) 579-3120.

“An Evening of Classic (Spooky) Radio” will be presented by radio historian Steve Darnall, host of “Those Were the Days” on WDCB-FM, at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Evanston History Center in the Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston. Tickets are $15; $10 for EHC members; $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations recommended at (847) 475-3410 or

Halloween Hoopla will be held from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28-29 at the Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, featuring a haunted house, bonfire and DJ. Also, a “lights-on” haunted house, games, entertainment, DJ and more will be from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29. Call the Deerfield Park District, (847) 945-0650, for further information.

The Fairy Tale Trail, a Halloween experience for children of all ages and abilities, will be open from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Woman’s Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston. A maze of eight rooms will each showcase a different children’s story or theme. Cost per person (adult or child) is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Visit

Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players will present a children’s Halloween show at 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $15. Visit or call (847) 492-8860.

“World of the Weird Monster Show” will present a live Halloween special at 9 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. The cast of the “World of the Weird Monster Show” will be joined by other horror hosts from The Monster Channel to present a double feature film event of “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The evening will also feature live performances from Undead Johnny and the World of the Weird Monster Show Players, sketch comedy video segments, stand-up comedy, burlesque, costume contests and trivia with prizes. $12 in advance; $15 at door. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit

Boo Bash will be held from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at North Park, Everett and Riverwoods roads, Lincolnshire, featuring Trails of Terror, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, scary stories and children’s activities. Admission is $5. Visit

Halloween Festival, for children ages 2-10 in costume, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Westminster Place’s One Calvin Circle, 3200 Grant St., Evanston (entrance opposite Ridgeway Avenue). Children must be accompanied by an adult. The event will feature trick-or-treating indoors, pumpkin decorating, carnival games, hayrides, an outdoor petting zoo, storytelling, movies and seasonal refreshments. Admission is free. For information, call (847) 866-1615.

“Haunting Stories for All Hallows Eve,” featuring Janice Del Negro, Beth Horner and Syd Lieberman, will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at The Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St., Evanston. Free admission. Call (847) 864-1679 or visit

Halloween Model Railroad will be set up by the North Central ‘O’ Gaugers Railroad Club from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Call (847) 432-0216 or visit

Spooktacular Halloween Party for children will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Color Me Mine, Glen Town Center, 1855 Tower Drive, Glenview. Children will paint a large pumpkin, decorate cookies, and enjoy pizza. Costumes are encouraged. $35. Call (847) 729-7602 or visit

Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District offers the following Halloween events for children — Boo Bash, for children ages 3-8, 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Northfield Community Center, 401 Wagner Road, Northfield, featuring free carnival games, balloon artist, crafts, treat bags and refreshments. Spook-tacular, 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Northfield Branch, 1785 Orchard Lane, featuring a pumpkin walk, face painting and more. Costumes encouraged. Registration required; call (847) 446-5990 or visit “A-Haunting We Will Go,” 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Winnetka Library, 768 Oak St., featuring songs, stories, games and treats. Halloween Pop-Up Card Workshop, for grades 3-8, 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Winnetka Library, 768 Oak St. Registration required; call (847) 446-7220 or visit

Halloween feature film, “Nosferatu,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. $10 at the door. Call (847) 677-7761 or visit


“Annie Jr.” will be presented by the ATC Teen Rep. Co. and ATC Junior Rep. at 10 a.m. and noon Oct. 29, and 10 a.m. Nov. 5 and 12 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Visit or call (847) 251-7424.

“Bye Bye Birdie” will be presented by The Highland Park Players Oct. 21-30 at the Northbrook Theater, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 27 and 28; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29; and 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30. Tickets are $19 in advance; $20 at the door. Visit or call (847) 926-3025.

“Cities of Light,” Nov. 5-Dec. 11 at Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. The theatrical journey through Berlin, Paris, Warsaw and Tel Aviv in the 1920s and 1930s captures the spirit of Jewish cabaret of the era. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25; $15 for previews, Nov. 5-6. Call (847) 866-8049 or visit

“The Comedy of Errors” will be presented by Piccolo Theatre through Oct. 22 at the Evanston Arts Depot, 600 Main St., Evanston. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25; $22 senior citizens; $15 students. Call (847) 424-0089 or visit

“Defamation,” Evanston playwright Todd Logan’s courtroom drama that explores the issues of race, class and religion, will be performed at the following locations — 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Road, Northfield, $10, call (847) 441-0202; 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Congregation Sukkat Shalom, 1020 Forrest Ave., Wilmette, $15, call (847) 251-2675; and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, free admission, call (847) 835-0724.

“For the Boys,” through Oct. 16 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $41-$49, plus tax and handling fees. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” will be presented by Big Noise Theatre Company (a division of Winnetka Theatre) at 8 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Prairie Lakes Theatre, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. With the aid of a trusty self-help book, wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. Tickets: $24; $22 for senior citizens and students. Call (847) 604-0275 or visit

“The Kitchen,” set in a West End restaurant in 1950s London, will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Northwestern University’s Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. $20. Call (847) 491-7282 or visit

“Maple and Vine” will be presented by Next Theatre Company Oct. 27-Dec. 4 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. Kathy and Ryu, a successful New York City couple, have become allergic to their 21st century lives. After meeting a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forgo cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. Tickets: $30-$40; $15-$20 for students and young adults under age 26; $25/$12.50 for previews, Oct. 27-30. Call (847) 475-1875 or visit

Midwest New Musicals presents “Verve,” by Fran Zell and Karena Mendoza, as part of its concert reading series of original musicals at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple, Evanston. Tickets are $15 at the door. Visit

The Music Theatre Company, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, hosts a concert presentation of “The Last Five Years,” by Jason Robert Brown, at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-22 and 6 p.m. Nov. 20. Tickets are $35, which includes a post-show champagne toast and cupcake reception. Visit or call (847) 579-4900.

“Never the Sinner,” Oct. 14-23 at Northwestern University’s Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Tickets: $10-$25. Call (847) 491-7282 or visit

“The Real Thing,” by Tom Stoppard, will be presented through Nov. 20 at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. A married playwright blurs the line between reality and his dramas on the stage as his personal life unravels. Curtain times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 only; Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (no 6 p.m. show Oct. 16 or Nov. 20).Tickets: $45-$65. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit

“Richard II” will be presented as a theatrical reading by The Shakespeare Project of Chicago at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, followed by a post-show discussion with the actors and the director. Call (847) 432-0216 or visit

“Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration” will be presented by Light Opera Works through Nov. 6 at the Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple Ave., Evanston. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27, $34 and $42; half-price for ages 21 and younger. Call (847) 869-6300 or visit

The Savoyaires, a Gilbert and Sullivan theater company, will present a triple bill of “Eyes and No Eyes” by Gilbert; “The Zoo” by Sullivan; and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and 3 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Chute School auditorium, 1400 Oakton St., Evanston. Tickets: $12-$22; $7-$17 for ages 12 and under. Call (847) 563-0155 or visit

“Starting Here, Starting Now” will be presented by Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre through Nov. 6 at No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago (Rogers Park). Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25-$30. Optional dinner package, $35-$50. Visit or call (800) 595-4849.

“Wait Until Dark,” through Oct. 30 at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Curtain at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. General admission $37.50; $32.50 for students and seniors. Call (847) 735-8554 or visit

“White Christmas,” by Irving Berlin, Oct. 19-Jan. 1, 2012, at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The performance schedule is 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $40-$48, plus tax and handling fees. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit


Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alan Heatherington, performs at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. Tickets: $35-$70, with discounts for seniors and students. Oct. 23, 3 p.m.: “An English Landscape” with Amit Peled, cello. The program includes Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4; Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85; and Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D. Nov. 13, 3 p.m.: “Four Great Romantic Nationalists.” The program includes Humperdinck: Overture to “Hansel and Gretel”; Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1; Wagner: Prelude to “Die Meistersinger”; Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op. 39.

Baroque Band, a period-instrument orchestra, performs in Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets are $35; $30 senior citizens; $15 students. Call (312) 235-2368 or visit Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.: “Queen of Hearts,” featuring Emma Kirkby, soprano. The program includes works by Pergolesi, Buxtehude, John Christopher Smith and Vivaldi.

Bella Voce chamber choir will open its 29th season with “Awake the Dawn,” featuring a cappella works by composers Eric Whitacre, Gabriel Jackson and Frank Ferko, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave., Evanston. Tickets: $38 premium; $30 general admission; $15 students. Call (877) 755-6277 or visit

The Central Region of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions will hold its audition finals at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $20. Call (312) 565-1141 or e-mail

Chicago a cappella performs in the Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets are $35 for preferred seating, $28 for general admission, $22 for seniors; and $12 for students. For tickets, call (773) 281-7820 or see Oct. 15, 8 p.m.: “Days of Awe and Rejoicing: Radiant Gems of Jewish Music,” featuring music from ancient chant and sacred masterworks to pieces by Chicago composers.

Chicago Chamber Musicians. (312) 225-5226. Concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on Northwestern University’s campus, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Tickets: $25-$45; $10 for students. Oct. 16: All-French concert featuring Saint-Saëns’ Sonata in G Major, Op. 168; Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor; and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Nov. 6: “Memories of Florence,” with guest violist Hsin-Yun Huang and cellist Sophie Shao. The program includes Domenico Cimarosa’s Quartet No. 3 in C Major; Bela Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1 in A minor; Clancy Newman’s “Non-Periodic Passacaglia”; and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence.”

Chicago Master Singers, directed by Alan Heatherington, performs at Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny. For information, call (877) 825-5267 or visit Ticket prices: preferred seating $48, general seating $38, side seating $28; discounts available for seniors and students. Prices for the three-concert season subscription run from $49 (students) to $130 (preferred seating). Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 6, 7 p.m.: The program includes Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Dvrak’s “Stabat Mater.” Featuring the Arts Viva Symphony Orchestra and guest soloists.

The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Sundays at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 866-6888. Tickets are $20-$75. Nov. 13: “Smirnoff Conducts Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich & Copland,” featuring Joel Smirnoff, guest conductor, Meng-Chieh Liu, piano, Charles Geyer, trumpet, and Judith Zunamon Lewis, English horn.

Evanston Chapter, Lyric Opera of Chicago, will host a presentation at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel, Evanston. Philip Seward, a composer, pianist and performer, will lecture on Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of “Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky. He will highlight his lecture with musical excerpts from this rarely performed opera. A social hour will precede the program. Cost is $10 for members; $15 guests. Call (847) 328-0158 or (847) 475-5345.

Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston. Oct. 23, 4 p.m.: The Ondas Ensemble performs the music of Elbio Rodríguez Barilari, interspersed with background on the compositions by the composer himself. $15; $10 for students and senior citizens. Reservations recommended at (847) 475-3410 or

Evanston Symphony Orchestra performs at 2:30 p.m. Sundays at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 864-8804. Tickets in advance are $27; $22 for senior citizens. Tickets at the door are $30; $25 for seniors. Tickets are $5 for students, subject to availability, at the box office with ID. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. Oct. 23: The program includes Schubert: Symphony in B Minor “Unfinished”; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major, with 17-year-old Colton Peltier, pianist; and Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major.

The Highland Park Strings, conducted by Francesco Milioto, presents concerts at various venues in Highland Park. Performances begin at 3 p.m., with preconcert lectures by Stephanie Ettelson at 2 p.m. Except for the annual benefit, admission is free. For information, visit Oct. 23: “Classic Gems and the Three Fiddles” at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave., Highland Park. The program includes Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante; Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 59 (“Fire”).

Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Alan Heatherington, performs at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the College of Lake County campus in Grayslake. All concerts begin at 8 p.m.; pre-concert talks by musicologist Jim Kendros at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32-$54, with discounts for senior citizens and students. For tickets, call (847) 295-2135 or visit Oct. 14-15: The program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and No. 6 (Pastorale).

“Lang Lang Live on Franz Liszt’s 200th Birthday,” featuring pianist Lang Lang with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Charles Dutoit, will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 to local movie theaters including the Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston and Lincolnshire 20 plus IMAX, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. A re-broadcast of the event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets are available at theater box offices and online at

Lutkin Hall at Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. (847) 467-4000. Oct. 19, 7 p.m.: Richard Goode piano master class. $6; $4 for students. Oct. 20, 1 p.m.: Lisztomania: The Bicentennial of Franz Liszt — “Liszt and Transcendence.” Pianist Thomas Mastroianni, president of the American Liszt Society, will present a lecture-recital focusing on the third book of Liszt’s “Annees de pelerinage.” Free. Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.: Lisztomania: The Bicentennial of Franz Liszt, with pianists Richard Zimdars, Sylvia Wang, Elizabeth Buccheri and Read Gainsford. $8; $5 for students. Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Lisztomania: The Bicentennial of Franz Liszt. Pianist James Giles performs a “largely Liszt” program, interspersed with works by the composer’s friends Chopin and Schumann. $8; $5 for students. Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Lisztomania: The Bicentennial of Franz Liszt. Pianist Jerome Lowenthal performs an all-Liszt program that includes the B Minor Sonata as arranged for two pianos by Saint-Saens. $10; $6 for students. Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Lisztomania: The Bicentennial of Franz Liszt. Pianists Yoshikazu Nagai and Dmitry Rachmanov present a program of Liszt solo works that include transcriptions of music by Schubert and Wagner, as well as the “Mephisto Waltz.” $10; $6 for students.

Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. (773) 381-4554. Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Pianist Jamie Shaak and Friends present an evening of newly composed “Musical Gems.” $10. Live from Mayne Stage, a weekly Sunday morning series sponsored by WFMT. Performances are from 11 a.m.-noon. Admission: $10. Oct. 23: The Fifth House Ensemble. Oct. 30: David Govertsen, baritone, and Olga Sklyanskaya, piano. Nov. 6: James Kryshak, tenor. Nov. 13: William Harvey, violin, and Elena Cholakova, piano. Nov. 20: Hershey Felder. Dec. 3: Piano quartet from the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Dec. 11: Marie Alatalo, piano. Dec. 18: Kuang-Hao Huang, piano, and Anthony Devroye, viola.

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s series of live performance transmissions into movie theaters, including Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston; and Lincolnshire 20 plus IMAX, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets are available at the theater box offices and online at Oct. 15, 11:55 a.m.: Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena.” Oct. 29, 11:55 a.m.: Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” Nov. 5, 11 a.m.: Wagner’s “Siegfried.” Nov. 19, 11:55 a.m.: Philip Glass’s “Satyagraha.” Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m.: Handel’s “Rodelinda.” Dec. 10, 11:55 a.m.: Gounod’s “Faust.” Jan. 21, 2012, 11:55 a.m.: “The Enchanted Island,” a showcase of arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others. Feb. 11, 2012, 11 a.m.: Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung.” Feb. 25, 2012, 11:55 a.m.: Verdi’s “Ernani.” April 7, 2012, 11 a.m.: Massenet’s “Manon.” April 14, 2012, 11:55 a.m.: Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

Midwest Young Artists will present concerts on Oct. 30 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Voices Rising, Reading, Cadet, Philharmonia and Concertino Orchestras perform at 1:30 p.m.; Symphony Orchestra, Big Band and Honors Wind Symphony at 6:30 p.m. $20; $10 for students. Call (847) 926-9898 or visit

Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Information: (847) 491-5441; tickets: (847) 467-4000. Oct. 30, 7 p.m.: Choral concert, Hymnfest X: “All Creatures of Our God and King.” The Chapel Choir, Millar Brass Ensemble and attendees will join the 100-rank Aeolian Skinner organ in hymn arrangements. Admission is a free-will offering.

Music of the Baroque performs at First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., Evanston, unless noted otherwise. (312) 551-1414. Tickets are $30-$75. Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.: “Kraemer Conducts Bach,” with Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, and Julia Doyle, soprano.

Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 905-1500. Oct. 20-22, 10 a.m., and Oct. 23, 1 p.m.: “Liszt 200 Chicago” International Duo Piano Competition, in celebration of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday. Approximately 25 piano duos from around the world will compete. Tickets to the preliminary rounds are free; admission to the final round is $25; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. Visit

Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. (847) 272-6224. Oct. 16, 2 p.m.: Pianist Vladimir Leyetchkiss will perform works by Shubert, Schumann and Liszt. Oct. 23, 2 p.m.: Guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform works by Bach, Ponce, Ravel and Tarrega.

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Lawrence Rapchak, performs at 4 p.m. Sundays at Sheely Center for the Performing Arts at Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Ticket prices range from $25-$45. Call (847) 272-0755 or visit Oct. 23: “The Pride of Nations,” featuring the Glenbrook North Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The program includes Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture; Dvorak: “Slavonic Dances”; Elgar: Polonia, Symphonic Prelude op. 76; and Borodin: “On the Steppes of Central Asia.” Nov. 13: “The Beautiful Era,” featuring Thomas Pandolfi, piano. The program includes Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” and Moszkowski’s Piano Concerto in E Major, op. 59.

The Orion Ensemble performs in Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets are $26; $23 for senior citizens; $10 for students. Free for children 12 and younger. (630) 628-9591 or Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.: “Classical Romance,” featuring Trio in B-flat Major for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 11 by Beethoven; Trio in B-flat Major for Violin, Viola and Cello by Franz Schubert; and Trio in D Major (“Ghost”) for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 70, No. 1 by Beethoven.

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Information: (847) 491-5441; tickets: (847) 467-4000. Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.: Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform works by Bernstein, Rorem and Copland. $6; $4 for students. Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra presents “Rule Britannia!” Pianist Wei-Han Wu, the symphony orchestra and a women’s choral group will perform works by Britten and Holst. $10; $6 for students. Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.: Contemporary Music Ensemble performs Webern’s Concerto for Nine Instruments, Nico Muhly’s “By All Means” and Gyorgy Ligeti’s Piano Concerto. $6; $4 for students. Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Tokyo String Quartet and pianist Alon Goldstein perform works by Mozart, Karol Szymanowski and Brahms. $22; $10 for students. Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Symphonic Band presents “Inspirations.” $6; $4 for students. Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra performs works by von Weber, Stravinsky, Britten and Schubert. $6; $4 for students.

Pilgrim Chamber Players perform at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Tickets: $20; $16 senior citizens; $8 students. (847) 433-0972. Oct. 30, 3 p.m.: “Fall Fantasy.” Program includes Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano; Ravel’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano; and Grieg’s Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano.

Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. (847) 266-5100. Rising Stars concerts are held at 8 p.m. in Bennett-Gordon Hall. Tickets are $10. Concert/dining packages are $40, with dinner at 6 p.m. in Ravinia’s Freehling Room. Oct. 15: Violinist Bella Hristova, first-prize winner of the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Oct. 29: The Linden String Quartet, currently the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the Yale School of Music. Nov. 19: Pianist Joel Fan. April 7, 2012: Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute. April 28, 2012: Vocal ensemble Calmus.

Regenstein Recital Hall at Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 467-4000. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.: Recital by guest tubist David Zerkel. $8; $5 for students. Oct. 17, 6 p.m.: Clarinetist Robert Spring and percussionist J.B. Smith recital and master classes. Free. Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.: Julia Heinen clarinet recital and master class. $8; $5 for students.

Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Call (847) 677-7761 or visit Oct. 23, 2 p.m.: Northshore Opera Hour. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. Sundays at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Tickets are $26-$40; $13 for youth 17 and under. Free pre-concert lectures begin at 1:45 p.m. For tickets, call (847) 673-6300 or visit Oct. 16: The program includes Weber: Overture to “Oberon”; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor with soloist Alexandra Switala, Young Artist Competition first prize winner; and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. Opera in Cinema series features performances from opera houses throughout the world. Tickets are $20, unless noted otherwise. Oct. 23, 2:30 p.m.: “Adriana LeCouvreur,” by Cilea, from the Royal Opera House, London. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Nov. 7, 7 p.m.: The Bolshoi Re-Opening Gala from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, featuring opera singers Placido Domingo, Natalie Dessay and Dimitri Hvorostovsky, and principal dancers and soloists of the Bolshoi Ballet. $15. Nov. 17, 7 p.m., and Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m.: “Tosca,” by Puccini, from the Royal Opera House, London. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


The Alley, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 433-0304. Oct. 13: DJ House Party. Oct. 14: B Side. Oct. 15: Lauren Wolf.

Bertucci’s Italian Steakhouse, 246 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 432-6663. Oct. 15 and 22, 8 p.m.: Chi-Town presents easy listening music in the bar. Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m.: Tony Ocean presents the music of the Rat Pack. Oct. 28, 8 p.m.: Dixieland music by Bob Leopold & the Dixie Stompers. Oct. 29, 9 p.m.: Karaoke with Lay Down Sally.

The Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. No cover unless noted otherwise. Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight: American roots music with The Mudflapps. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.: Celtic music session with Gus Friedlander and friends. Oct. 13, 8 p.m.: Traditional Irish music with Annie Andrews and friends. Oct. 16, 5-8 p.m.: Curt Nilsson. Oct. 22, 10 p.m.: The Dimestore String Band. Oct. 23, 5-8 p.m.: Eric Lugosch. Oct. 29, 10 p.m.: All Hallows Eve Party with Mad Bread.

Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. Shows are at 10 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Oct. 13, 20 and 27, 4:30-7 p.m.: Mer Happy Hour, weather permitting, on the deck. No cover. Oct. 14, 10 p.m.: Afterglow, $6. Oct. 15, 10 p.m.: Country Night, featuring Chasin Mason, $5. Oct. 21, 10 p.m.: Rough Night Out, $5. Oct. 22, 8 p.m.: A Big Blast Fundraiser featuring Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Oct. 28, 10 p.m.: Supernaut, $6. Oct. 29, 10 p.m.: Cubby Bear North Halloween Bash, featuring Darmata and other bands. $5; $3 with costume.

Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. Oct. 16, 2 p.m.: Die Lustigen Musikanten presents German regional music and lore in celebration of Oktoberfest.

Hogeye Folk Arts hosts concerts at Lake Street Church, 607 Lake St., Evanston. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. $15 general admission; $13 for senior citizens; $5 for students; free for children under 12. Admission may be paid at the door in cash or by check, or by credit card in advance from For information, visit Oct. 22: Eric Noden and Joe Felisco. Nov. 19: Mark Dvorak and Ed Trickett. Dec. 3: Larry Rand and Nicole Mendyk. Jan. 14, 2012: Bryan Bowers. Jan. 28, 2012: Mark Dvorak, Michael Smith, Barbara Barrow and Chris Walz. Feb. 18, 2012: Bill Staines.

Jazz Fest, featuring pianist Anthony Molinaro and others, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Great Hall at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills. $20. Visit

Lake County Folk Club events are held at 7 p.m. Sundays at Aleks’ Restaurant, 525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff. Concert admission is $12; $10 for Lake County Folk Club members, students and senior citizens. Reservations encouraged for all concerts; call (847) 271-1584. No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. For information, visit Oct. 16: Concert featuring Patchouli blending elements of folk, pop, flamenco and jazz with world beat rhythms; Scott Engstrom opens. Oct. 23: Song Circle, hosted by Marcia Krieger. Oct. 30: Special TLTFC 20th Anniversary Event featuring performances by founding members Mark Dvorak, Chuck VanderVennet and Marcia Krieger. Nov. 6: Concert by Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti; Pete Jonsson opens. Nov. 13: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom.

Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. (773) 381-4554. Oct. 16, 7 p.m.: Forro Party with Swing Brasiliero. Oct. 26, 8 p.m.: Marchfourth Marching Band. $10 general admission; $20 reserved. Oct. 28, 10 p.m.: Eyes Manouche & Bombonne (gypsy jazz). $12 general admission; $25 reserved seating. Nov. 4, 8 p.m.: Seth Rudetsky in “Deconstructing Broadway.” $40 general admission. Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m.: Family Groove Company with The Electric Boogaloo and Sneaky Gene (jazz/rock/funk). $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Nov. 25, 8 p.m.: Henhouse Prowlers (bluegrass). $12 general admission; $18 reserved.

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Information: (847) 491-5441; tickets: (847) 467-4000. Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.: Victor Goines Quartet performs jazz original compositions and new arrangements. $10; $6 for students.

Regenstein Recital Hall at Northwestern University, 60 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 467-4000. Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Small Jazz Ensembles performance. $6; $4 for students.

“The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas,” a concert filmed on July 18, 1978, in Fort Worth, Texas, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Evanston 18, 1715 Maple Ave., Evanston, and the Lincolnshire 20 plus IMAX, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets are available at the theater box offices and online at

Sing to Live Community Chorus will perform “A Celebration of Gratitude” at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road Evanston. Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 for students and seniors; free for breast cancer survivors. Visit

Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Call (847) 677-7761 or visit Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Oct. 14, 8 p.m.: Guitarist Doyle Dykes. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Oct. 15, 8 p.m.: Hilary Feldman in “I Get a Kick Out of New.” Oct. 16, 2 p.m.: Catherine O’Connell. Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.: Songwriter Stuart Jacobson presents “Love, Love, Love,” in a special benefit performance for lymphoma research. For mature audiences. $18 in advance; $25 at the door. Oct. 21, 8 p.m.: Lou Maningas. Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Bounding Main presents traditional maritime music and improvisational entertainment. Oct. 23, 7 p.m.: KFAR Jewish Arts Center presents Vagabond Opera, offering a Bohemian cabaret of jazz, swing, tango, klezmer and more. $15. Oct. 28, 8 p.m.: Folk trio Sons of the Never Wrong. Oct. 29, 8 p.m.: Ava Logan. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Oct. 30, 2 p.m.: The Junior Klezmer Orchestra, led by members of Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, presents a benefit for the Klezmer Music Foundation Inc. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; $10 for children 12 and under. Oct. 30, 7 p.m.: Larry Allen Brown presents Harmony for Humanity — Letters From my Friends.

S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 492-8860. Shows at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Oct. 13: Tinsley Ellis (blues). $20/$25. O ct. 14: Lonnie Brooks (blues). $20/$25. Oct. 16: Redwood Landing with Claudia Schmidt (folk). $22/$25. Oct. 19: Jim Post with Michael Smith (folk.) $15/$18. Oct. 20: Terrence Blanchard Quintet (jazz). $25-$45. Oct. 20, 10 p.m.: Rhett Miller. $20/$25. Oct. 21, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.: So Fine: An AmazinGrace Celebration of Steve Goodman & John Prine (folk). $15/$18. Oct. 22: Siegel Schwall Band (blues). $25/$30. Oct. 28: Tom Rush (folk/blues). $27/$30. Oct. 30, 7 p.m.: Lou & Peter Berryman (folk). $12/$15. Oct. 31: Communion: Featuring Matthew & the Atlas, The David Mayfield Parade and Lauren Shera (Americana/folk). $12/$15. Nov. 3: Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield (country/rock). $27/$30. Nov. 4: Catie Curtis (folk). $18/$22. Nov. 5: Dave Barnes (pop/rock). $15/$18. Nov. 6, 7 p.m.: David Wilcox (folk). $18/$22. Nov. 8: John Nemeth and Pete Anderson (blues). $12/$15. Nov. 9: Michael Kaeshammer (jazz). $15/$18. Nov. 10: Robbie Fulks (alt country). $18/$22. Nov. 11-12: 93XRT welcomes Sonny Landreth (blues/rock). $27/$30. Nov. 13, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Suzanne Vega (folk rock). $30-$60. Nov. 15: Freedy Johnston with Alison Scott. $18/$20. Nov. 16: Sweetback Sisters (country/rockabilly). $10/$14. Nov. 17: Eric Lindell (R&B/rock). $18/$20. Nov. 18: Charlie Musselwhite (blues). $20/$25. Nov. 23: Dolly Varden and Phil Angotti Band (indie rock). $12/$15. Nov. 26: Leo Nocentelli’s “The Meters Experience.” (funk). $20/$25. Nov. 27: Tommy Castro Band (blues). $15/$20. Nov. 29: Breathe Owl Breathe with Little Wings (folk/indie rock). $12/$15. Nov. 30: Edie Carey. $12/$15. D ec. 1: Stew and the Negro Problem (rock). $24-$40. Dec. 2: Brandi Carlile. $36-$56. Dec. 3, 7 p.m.: Webb Wilder Unplugged (roots rock). $12/$15. Dec. 7: Kinky Friedman (country/rock). $22/$32/$42. Dec. 8: Jeffrey Foucault (folk). $12/$15/$22. Dec. 9: Leo Kottke (folk). $30-$60. Dec. 11, 7 p.m.: JD Souther (country). $22/$25. Dec. 15: Tab Benoit (blues). $24/$28. Dec. 16: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials (blues). $12/$15. Dec. 17: Emerson Hart of Tonic (pop/rock). $18/$22. Dec. 18, 7 p.m.: Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group (folk). $25-$40. Dec. 31, 6 p.m.: The Jill & Julia Show (singer/comedy). $20-$25.

Stained Glass Coffeehouse features live music at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Performances begin at 7 p.m. $15 donation is suggested. Proceeds, after expenses, benefit local and international charities. Visit Oct. 29: Doug and Telisha Williams; Heather Styka opens.

Trax Tavern, 833 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. (847) 236-0203. Oct. 21, 9-11:30 p.m.: Saturday June Band.

Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. Oct. 14, 9 p.m.: Mr. Blotto: Recreating 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. $10-$20. Oct. 15, 8 p.m.: Moxi Global Presents BBI, featuring dance music from the ‘50s to today. $10. Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Oct. 21, 7 p.m., and Oct. 22, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Grammy award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs music of Frank Sinatra and Burt Bacharach. Oct. 27, 8 p.m.: The JaneDear Girls (country). $15-$22. Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m.: The Neverly Brothers (‘50s rockabilly to early ‘60s British invasion). $7-$25. Oct. 29, 7 p.m.: John Michael Coppola presents “A Jersey Voice: Songs & Stories from Beyond the Footlights.” $30. Oct. 29, 10 p.m.: Infinity (rock). $10-$20. Nov. 4, 10 p.m.: 7th Heaven. $10-$20. Nov. 5, 7 p.m.: Roomful of Blues (blues, R&B, swing). $10-$20. Nov. 5, 10 p.m.: Kip Winger. $14-$20. Nov. 10, 8 p.m.: Vanilla Fudge (rock). $20-$27. Nov. 11, 8 p.m.: The Association. $22-$30. Nov. 17, 8:30 p.m.: Paula Cole. $20-$35. Nov. 19, 8:30 p.m.: James Cotton and Eddy Clearwater (blues). $20-$30.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.: Cabaret at the Mette presents “Everything Old is New Again,” a celebration of Peter Allen. $20.

Art galleries

Anne Loucks Gallery, 309 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-8500. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. Through Nov. 10: “New Perspectives,” recent work by painters Tracey Adams and Sandra Russell.

The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. Through Oct. 31: “Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge between Health and Disease,” the second annual exhibition in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Artists on the Bluff Station Gallery, located in the north portion of the Lake Bluff train station, 600 N. Sheridan Road, displays works by local artists. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. For information, visit Through November: “ASAP (A Square Artist Project),” featuring painted 12” x 12” canvases. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 14.

As You Like It Gallery, 827 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 864-3101. Through December: “Florals and Landscapes,” featuring vibrantly colored nature designs by local artist Susan M. Willis.

Citywoods, 651 Central Ave., Highland Park. Through Dec. 31: “Metallic Photographs — Doors and Details of Chicago, Spain and France,” a show by art photographer Deborah Herndon.

Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University’s Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-2348. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Through Oct. 31: “Plastic & Wax: Ad Astra,” works by Evanston artist Shelley Gilchrist and Chicago sculptor Alan Emerson Hicks.

Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road. (847) 475-5300. Through Nov. 6: “dimensional lines: art + dress,” an exhibition exploring the relationship between art and fashion. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel,

9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Through Dec. 31: Simply Chicago Art of Evanston presents “Journey,” photographs by Viral Joshi and paintings by Meredith Dytch, Wendy Segal and Joseph Taylor.

Gallery 4502, located on the fourth floor of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Through Dec. 16: “Line Dancing: A Drawing Show.”

Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. Through Nov. 16: “A Photographer’s Dream: The Père Lachaise Project,” photographs of Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris by Mark Ballogg.

Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. (847) 433-6901. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Oct. 25-Dec. 2: “Views of Nature: Michelle Kogan and Students,” featuring observational studies and inspirations from nature.

North Shore Community Bank, 1145 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Through Oct. 31: In celebration of Arts Awareness Month, the Village of Wilmette is sponsoring “Tapestry of Travels,” featuring the work of more than a dozen Wilmette photographers. Bank hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. (847) 272-6224. Oct. 14-Nov. 30: The library’s ninth annual juried art show, “Catawampus.” The 81 entries include drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media. A preview and reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, featuring live music, light refreshments, viewer’s choice voting and an opportunity to speak with artists about their work.

Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. (847) 448-8260. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Through Nov. 8: “Of Land and Water,” in the first-floor gallery, presents five artists working in a variety of media, using land or water as a subject. Through Nov. 12: “Midstream: The Chicago River 1999-2010,” in the second-floor gallery. Photographer Richard Wasserman documents the built environment along the Chicago River at the beginning of the 21st century.

Perspective Group and Photography Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Evanston. (224) 200-1155. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Through Oct. 30: “14,” photographs by Laura Friedlander, and “Urban Ireland: Beyond the Emerald Isle,” photographs by Marie DeLean.

Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. (847) 968-3321. Through Oct. 23: “The Perpetual Motion of a Still Life,” a site-specific outdoor art installation and an indoor exhibit of photography, drawings and paintings. A closing reception will be held from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23.

Rena Sternberg Gallery, 378 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-0202. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday. Through Nov. 30: Group show featuring work by recent graduates of the School of the Art Institute, as well as paintings by Zachary Buchner, Jun Kaneko and Philip Vanderhyden, and photography by O. Winston Link and John Opera. Also, contemporary glass by Dale Chihuly and Lisabeth Sterling.

Auditions &

Midwest Young Artists, a pre-college music conservatory located in Highwood, is holding ongoing auditions for several groups, including Voices Rising, for singers with unchanged voices beginning in fifth grade; Honors Wind Symphony; Reading Orchestra, for musicians that have little or no experience playing in an orchestra; and Jazz Ensemble and Combos. For information visit


Samaritan Counseling Center will benefit from the matinee performance on Oct. 23 of “The Real Thing” by Tom Stoppard at The Writer’s Theatre of Glencoe. Tickets are $100 per person. Call (847) 446-6955, ext. 10, or visit

The Orion Ensemble, a chamber music ensemble that performs in Evanston, Geneva and Chicago, will hold its annual benefit at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the historic Dunham Woods Riding Club, Dunham and Army Trail roads, Wayne. Billed as an “Autumn Soirée,” the benefit will feature a concert by ensemble and a candlelight dinner. Requested donation is $70; proceeds will help support Orion’s performances and outreach efforts to young musicians. Call (630) 628-9591 or visit

The Helene Hoffman Memorial Cantorial Concert will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave., Northbrook. Three guest cantors will perform an eclectic program of Jewish music with influences from bluegrass, jazz, rock and gospel. Tickets are $25. Sponsorships are also available. Proceeds benefit Elyssa’s Mission, a foundation that provides resources to support at-risk teens and prevent suicide. Visit or call Arnie Hoffman, (847) 559-0909.

Books & poetry

Author/attorney Kenneth N. Green will discuss and sign his book, I’m From Division Street, at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 1558 Wilmot Road, Deerfield. $6 per person includes dessert reception and program. For information, call (847) 945-0470.

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. Oct. 17, 7 p.m.: Donia Bijan discusses and signs Maman’s Homesick Pie: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen. Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: Sarah Bakewell will discuss and sign her award-winning national bestseller, How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer. Oct. 20, 7 p.m.: Linda Yellin discusses and signs The Last Blind Date: A Real Life Love Story. Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.: Dinesh Sharma discusses and signs Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President. Oct. 24, 7 p.m.: Deborah Eisenberg discusses and signs Pictures of the Past. Oct. 25, 7 p.m.: Julie Klam discusses and signs Love at First Bark. Oct. 27, 7 p.m.: Larry Watson discusses and signs American Boy. > go there

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