Arts and entertainment calendar for Aug. 23
Updated: September 17, 2012 12:56PM
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Call (847) 835-8215 or visit www.chicagobotanic.org. Music on the Esplanade, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays — Aug. 28: Swing Gitan plays gypsy jazz. Hot Summer Nights, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays — Aug. 30: Morry Sochat & the Special 20’s with Nicolle Wood present blues and swing dancing.
Deerfield Plaza Pleasures
Concerts held at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Farmers Market in the commuter parking lot at Deerfield Road and Robert York Avenue, Deerfield. Call (847) 945-5000 or visit www.deerfield.il.us. Aug. 25: L.J. Slavin (folk). Sept. 1: Joey Edwin Duo (acoustic guitar).
Ridgeville Park District
Summer concert series at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. Free admission. Visit www.ridgeville.org. Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Brian Gephart Group (jazz).
Concerts are held at the Wallace Bowl performances in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan, Wilmette. In the event of inclement weather, concert will be at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road. Call (847) 256-9787 after 6 p.m. the day of the concert for weather update. Aug. 25, 8 p.m.: U.S. Air Force Military Command Band.
Summer Sounds at the Glen
The live weekly music series is held from 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays at The Glen Town Center’s Navy Park, 2671 Navy Blvd., Glenview. Outdoor tented food booths will feature fare from The Glen’s resident restaurants, and there will be crafts and interactive activities for children. Free admission. Visit www.theglentowncenter.com. Aug. 28: The Ragtops (hits of the ‘50s).
The rags-to-riches story of a female 1960s Motown group plays through Nov. 4 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, at 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. $41-$49, with discounts available for students and seniors. Dinner and theatre tickets, $55, are available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe, opens its 21st season with William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Sept. 4-Nov. 11. Curtain times are Tuesdays (no performance Oct. 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (with Wednesday 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 10, 17 and 31 only); Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (no 6 p.m. performance Oct. 14). $35-$70. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
A play that looks at living with disabilities will be performed at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines. $10; $8 for students and seniors. Call (847) 635-1900.
Presented by Muse of Fire Theatre Company through Sept. 9 in Ingraham Park, behind the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Performances are at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No performances Aug. 25-26. Free admission. Visit www.museoffire.org.
“Man of La Mancha”
Presented by Light Opera Works at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. $48, $68, $77, $92 for main floor; $32, $48, $68, $77 for balcony; half-price for ages 21 and younger. Call (847) 920-5360 or visit www.LightOperaWorks.com.
“Summertime, Livin’ Easy”
Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview, presents a series of short plays with the themes “All The World’s A Stage” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 1. Tickets are $25, available through www.brownpapertickets.com. Visit www.oillamptheater.org.
Sept. 8-Oct. 7 at Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. British newcomer Polly Stenham’s play tells the story of London siblings left to fend for themselves after their bipolar mother goes missing. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. No 2:30 p.m. show on Sept. 15. $25; $15 for previews, Sept. 8-11. Call (847) 866-8049 or visit www.piventheatre.org.
Lake Forest Symphony
Performing at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., 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. Call (847) 295-2135 or visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org. Sept. 7-8: All-Dvorak concert featuring Ilya Kaler as violin soloist.
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 905-1500. www.musicinst.org. Sept. 23, 3 p.m.: The Lincoln Trio performs Brahms’ Trio in C Major; Turina’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Major, Op. 35; and other works. $30; $20 seniors; $10 students.
Organist Nathan Laube, who will be featured this summer at the American Guild of Organists convention in Nashville, will present a concert at 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Free-will offerings will benefit Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.
210 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 433-0304. www.bowlhighwood.com. Aug. 24: Lazy Dog. Aug. 25: Darmata. Aug. 26: Working Man’s Blues Band open mike.
Bertucci’s Italian Steakhouse
246 Green Bay Road, Highwood. (847) 432-6663. Aug. 31, 8:30 p.m. Vincencio Carini performs music of the Rat Pack in the bar.
Bluegrass Legends Concerts
Held at the American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central St., Evanston. www.chicagobluegrass.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $20; $15 for children 16 and under and seniors. Aug. 25: Cumberland River.
1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. www.cjarthurs.com. (847) 256-8870. Sept. 10, 8-10 p.m.: The Boson Mountain Bluegrass Band. No cover.
The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. www.celticknotpub.com. No cover unless noted otherwise. Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m.: Eric Lugosch. Sept. 1, 9:30 p.m.: The Mark Cleveland Band. Sept. 15, 9:30 p.m.: Naomi Ashley. Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m.: Sunnyside Up.
Cubby Bear North
21661 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. (847) 541-4700. www.cubbynorth.com. Aug. 24 and 31, 9 p.m.: Dueling Pianos. No cover.
The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra and the New Tradition Chorus perform songs by American composers at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. $20-$30. Visit www.newtradition.org or call (800) 746-9246.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Sept. 19, 7 p.m.: SISAI celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a concert, “The Traditional Sounds of the Andes.”
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.: “Woody Guthrie — Life, Stories & Songs, presented by Old Town School of Folk Music’s Mark Dvorak.
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 and senior citizens; $5 for teens. No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. Visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. Aug. 26: Song Circle. Sept. 9: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Sept. 16: Concert Stage features Kat Eggleston performing folk, Celtic and traditional music. Merv Collins opens. Sept. 23: Song Circle. Sept. 30: Concert Stage features Zoe Mulford. Jim Gary opens.
The Laughing Chameleon
Located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Live music on select evenings; cover charge $10. Aug. 29, 8 p.m.: Judy & Petra Jazz Duo, featuring pianist/singer Judy Roberts and singer Petra van Nuis.
1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. (773) 381-4554. www.maynestage.com. Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Gary Nunez and Plena Libre with Chicago Afro-Puerto Rican Ensemble (CAPRE). $20-$30. Aug. 30, 8 p.m.: The Del Moroccos. $12. Sept. 13: Marcus Miller, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2001. $69.50. Sept. 14, 9 p.m.: The Handsome Family. $19 in advance; $23 at the door. Sept. 15, 9 p.m.: Las Guitarras de Espana and Los Hombres Perdidos, $20. Sept. 18, 8 p.m.: XRT Blues Breakers Show with John Mayall. $60.
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Shows at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Aug. 24: Maria Muldaur (blues/pop). $17-$30. Aug. 25: Langhorne Slim & the Law (alt country). $15/$18. Aug. 25: Seth Glier Residency in The Studios at SPACE, $10. Aug. 26, 2 p.m.: Michael Smith and Anne Hills. $15/$18. Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Dan Navarro. $15-$28. Aug. 28: Rebecca Loebe with Anna Vogelzang. $10-$18. Aug. 29: David Ryan Harris (R&B). $15/$18. Aug. 30: Canned Heat (blues/rock). $28-$68. Aug. 31: The Fabulous Thunderbirds (blues/rock). $28-$68. Sept. 1: Brendan James, $12/$15. Sept. 5: Alan Evans Trio featuring Alan Evans of Soulive (jazz/soul/funk). $12/$15. Sept. 7, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Tony Lucca (pop). $18-34. Sept. 9, 5 p.m.: Griffin House live recording and show in the Studios at SPACE, $30. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: Griffin House, $18/$22. Sept. 11: Elephant Revival (indie folk). $12/$15. Sept. 13: Debbie Davies (blues). $15/$20. Sept. 14: Natalia Zukerman & Friends live album recording (folk). $17/$20. Sept. 16, 7 p.m.: Greg Brown (folk). $26-$46. Sept. 18: Royal Southern Brotherhood (rock/blues). $17/$20. Sept. 19: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds (rock/blues/soul). $12/$15. Sept. 20, 10 p.m.: Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar with Eddie Shaw (blues). $12/$15. Sept. 21: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, $25/$30. Sept. 22, 7 p.m.: Lori McKenna (folk). $15/$18. Sept. 22, 10 p.m.: Roomful of Blues, $20/$25. Sept. 23, 7 p.m.: Gary Louris of The Jayhawks (folk). $25/$27. Sept. 24: Pearl & The Beard (indie/folk). $12/$15. Sept. 25: Matthew Perryman Jones and Matthew Mayfield, $12/$15. Sept. 26-27: 93XRT Jazz Transfusion welcomes John Scofield Trio, $26-$48. Sept. 27, 10 p.m.: Dry The River (folk). $12-$15. Sept. 28: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen (folk/bluegrass). $25/$30. Sept. 28, 10 p.m.: Michael Tolcher (pop). $12/$15. Sept. 29: Siegel Schwall Band with Johnny Burns (blues). $22-$42. Sept. 30: Chicago Blues Harp Bash #5, $15/$20. Oct. 2: Ben Taylor with Grace Weber. $15/$18. Oct. 3: Molly Lewis (acoustic pop). $15/$18/$25. Oct. 5, 7 p.m.: Garnet Rogers, $15/$18. Oct. 6: Dolly Varden with Nora O’Connor (folk rock). $15/$18. Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: Rasputina with Faun Fables (cello rock). $15/$17. Oct. 9: Chad & Jeremy (folk rock). $17/$20/$30. Oct. 10: Guy Forsyth (Americana). $15/$18. Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Four Bitchin’ Babes (folk). $15-$35. Oct. 13, 7 p.m.: Lucy Kaplansky (folk). $16-$32. Oct. 19:Abigail Washburn with Prince Florence (Americana/bluegrass). $22/$25. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Paul Thorn (Americana). $17-$37. Oct. 23: The English Beat with Paul Collins’ Beat (ska/rock). $38/$40. Oct. 24: Ray Wylie Hubbard (country). $15/$18. Oct. 25:Joe Ely (country). $22-$42. Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: Antje Duvekot (folk). $12/$15. Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m.: Red Wanting Blue (rock). $15/$18. Oct. 28, 7 p.m.: Pianist George Winston, $25-$35. Oct. 30: Milk Carton Kids (folk). $13/$15. Nov. 2, 7 p.m.: Jeffrey Foucault (folk). $12/$15/$22. Nov. 2, 10 p.m.: Charlie Hunter Duo (jazz/funk). $18/$22/$30. Nov. 4: Shawn Mullins (folk rock/alternative). $20/$30/$40. Nov. 6: Noah Gundersen and David Ramirez, $10/$12/$18. Nov. 7: Lucy Wainwright Roche and Lindsay Fuller (folk). $12/$15/$22. Nov. 8: Enter The Haggis (rock/world fusion). $15/$18/$27. Nov. 9-10: Slide guitarist Sonny Landreth (blues). $27/$30/$46. Nov. 15: Willy Porter ( folk/blues). $18/$28/$38. Nov. 18: Kris Delmhorst (folk/Americana). $15/$18/$26. Nov. 25, 7 p.m.: Tuck & Patti (jazz). $20/$30/$40. Nov. 27: Billy Martin & Wil Blades Duo, featuring Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin & Wood (experimental jazz/funk). $15/$18/$25.
Stained Glass Coffeehouse
Featuring Corky Siegel at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Johnny Burns opens. $25 donation; proceeds benefit local and international charities. Visit www.stainedglasscoffeehouse.com.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m.: “Songs of our Grandmothers.” Performers from Charodei, a Russian literature and music studio, present traditional Russian folk songs in honor of Grandparents’ Day. Registration required.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. Aug. 24, 8:30 p.m.: Warrant with Lava Rocks and Paradoxx (heavy metal). $20-$30. Aug. 25, 8:30 p.m.: Rough Night Out with The Beeson Brothers and Villa Avenue. $10. Aug. 31, 10 p.m.: Grateful Dead tribute band Paradise Waits with Phish tribute band The Vasoconstrictors. $10. Sept. 1, 9 p.m.: The Duke Robillard Band (blues). $18-$30. Sept. 7, 8:30 p.m.: Rusted Root. $30-$50. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.: John Mayall with Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Mama. $25-$50. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: The Smithereens, $20-$40. Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.: Generation: The Sixties Experience. $10-$15. Sept. 28, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with Cedric Burnside Project. $15-$38. Sept. 29, 9 p.m.: Who tribute: Who’s Who with A Reason to Believe. $10-$20. Oct. 5, 8 p.m.: Arturo Sandoval, $27-$75. Oct. 6, 7 p.m.: Heartache Tonight (Eagles tribute band). $10-$25. Oct. 6, 10:30 p.m.: Think Floyd USA: Recreating the Dark Side of the Moon. $10-$25. Oct. 18, 8 p.m.: Leon Redbone. $20-$45. Nov. 2, 7 p.m., and Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.: Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell sings classic pop standards. $20-$50. Nov. 30, 8 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $10-$25. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.: Jazz guitarist and songwriter John Pizzarelli. $20-$55. Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.: Chicago natives Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway present “Sibling Revelry,” a cabaret act that includes show tunes, jazz and pop. $20-$50.
Anne Loucks Gallery
309 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-8500. www.loucksgallery.com. Sept. 7-Nov. 15: Paintings by Bernd Haussmann and James Shay. Opening reception for the artists will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 7.
As You Like It Gallery
827 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 864-3101. www.asyoulikeitsalon.net. Through September: “Whatever Comes to Mind,” new paintings by Evanston artist Amy O. Woodbury.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Through Sept. 30: “Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens,” an exhibit of black and white fine art photographs created by Vaughn Sills, in the Joutras Gallery. Through Nov. 11: “Botanical Art: Expressions of Natural Beauty,” featuring books and periodicals published from the 1700s to 1900s, in the Lenhardt Library.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery
Located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Through Sept. 14: Annual faculty exhibit.
Evanston Art Center
2603 Sheridan Road. (847) 475-5300. www.evanstonartcenter.org. Through Sept. 9: 21st Evanston + Vicinity Biennial exhibition, a juried exhibition that presents a look at promising artists from Illinois.
1127 Florence Ave., Evanston. www.gillockgallery.org. Through Aug. 27: Works by emerging artists Alice DuBois, Theo Maes and Nick Mozak.
Glenview Art League
Sponsoring exhibits of work by its members at Glenview venues through Oct. 1. For information, call (847) 724-4007. The Book Market at Hangar One, 2651 Navy Blvd. — Works by Deb Anderson, AnnaMaria Arena-Herrold, Adele Soll Aronson, Lindsay Brown, Georgene Campion, Elena Crumbaugh, Joan Fortner, Shirley Hutchinson, Cathy Keeler, Essie Landsman, Siv Lindgren, Lynn Miller, Gloria Moschel, Margaret Newman, Nancy Paradies, Karen Porzak, Carol Reagan, Leslie Scott, Bud Sents, Sandy Sheagren, Andrey Vandzhala, David Westerfield, Marlene White and Kittie Yohe. Edward R. James Homes, 2550 Waukegan Road — Adele Soll Aronson (mixed media). Lyzart Gift Gallery, 1047 Waukegan Road — Carol Reagan (watercolor/mix). Picture Us Galleries, 1521 Waukegan Road — Deb Anderson (oil), Diane Czerwinski (watercolor), Joan Fortner (oil) and Leslie Scott (scratchart). Sweet Dreams Bakery and Cafe, 1107 Waukegan Road — Kittie Yohe (watercolor). Via Gelato & Cafe, 1850 Tower Drive — Sharon Kolesky (oil). Zapatista Restaurant, 992 Willow Road, Northbrook — Gloria Moschel (watercolor) and Sandy Sheagren (oil).
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Through Aug. 30: “Art Naturally: In Beauty, I Walk,” photographs by Glenview artist Carol Freeman. Aug. 31-Oct. 30: “Awakening the Extraordinary,” works by photographer Joe Lekas. Gallery Talk will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9.
North Shore Art League Members’ Show
Featuring Art-in-Bloom, floral interpretations of artwork by local garden club arrangers and florists, Sept. 7-15 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; noon-3 p.m. weekends; with special extended hours from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The exhibit showcases the work of NSAL members and faculty and includes the Youth Members’ Show, a display of artwork by NSAL students ages 5-17. The exhibition will launch with the Members’ Show Artists’ Opening Reception and Benefit Party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Cost is $60 in advance; $70 at the door. The evening includes a light supper and open bar, silent auction, and classical music by The Feinberg Trio. Call (847) 446-2870 or e-mail email@example.com.
Perspective Group and Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.perspectivegallery.org. (224) 200-1155. Through Aug. 26: “In Belgien,” works by Steve Harp and “Stuffed: The Beauty of the Beasts,” photographs by Marilyn Canning of dioramas and taxidermy displays from natural history museums worldwide. Aug. 30-Sept. 30: “Two Landscape Studies: Natural and Urban; Dunescape and Architexture: The Chicago Series,” a photographic exhibition featuring the work of fine art photographers Anthony Iacuzzi and Peter Panayiotou. Opening reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 1.
21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. (847) 968-3345. www.ryersonwoods.org. Through Aug. 31: “Genius Loci: Listening to Nature’s Muse,” a group exhibition by artists and designers whose work responds to the specifics of different ecosystems.
Services for Adults
Staying in Their Homes, Celebrating Experience: A Gallery of Art by Older Adults, 1123 Emerson, Suite 200, Evanston. (847) 864-7274. www.SASIathome.org. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment. All art is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting SASI. Through Nov. 4: Works by Robert Leopold, Delores Rix and Howard Tyner.
548 Chestnut St., Winnetka. www.ziagallery.net. (847) 446-3970. Through Aug. 25: Photographs by Zoriah Millar, abstract paintings by Jonathan Ricci and Fumiko Toda, and works by Richard Laurent. Sept. 7-Oct. 12: “American Industry and Urban Landscape,” photorealistic paintings by Rick Dula, and photographs of Outer India by Nevada Wier. Opening reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
Auditions & Opportunities
Children’s Theatre of Winnetka
Holding auditions for “The Little Mermaid” Aug. 27-28 at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. Auditions are open to singers, dancers and actors in grades 4-8 who reside in New Trier Township. Fourth- and fifth-graders audition from 4-5:30 p.m.; sixth- through eighth-graders audition from 5:30-7 p.m. Audition materials available online at www.childrenstheatrewinnetka.com.
Deerfield Family Theater
Holding auditions for “The King and I” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27-28 for adults and high school students, and Aug. 29 for grades 4-6 at 6:30 p.m. and for grades 7-8 at 8 p.m. Auditions for those in grades 4-8 are open only to those who reside within Deerfield Park District boundaries or attend school in Deerfield. Callbacks are at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30. All auditions are held at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. Prepare 16 bars of a song, provide sheet music, and bring appropriate footwear for dance auditions. Production dates are Nov. 9-18. Audition forms are available at www.deerfieldfamilytheater.com.
Midwest Young Artists
Holding auditions for the Voices Rising youth choir, open to fifth- through eighth-graders, from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the MYA Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. The choir has several performance opportunities throughout the year and also serves as the children’s choir for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s holiday program. Rehearsal locations are in Highwood and Grayslake. $30 audition fee. Visit www.mya.org/auditions or contact choral coordinator Chelsa Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company
Holding auditions for “Legally Blonde” from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 5-6 at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. Auditions are open to Northbrook residents and nonresidents in grades 6-10 and include acting, dancing and singing tryouts. Rehearsals begin Sept. 11, with performances in December. For more information, visit www.nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2367.
Canzonetta Youth Orchestra
Seeking musicians to audition for the 2012-13 music season. Directed by Hilel Kagan, Canzonetta is a chamber orchestra that offers specialized instruction for children interested in developing their orchestral skills. Training Orchestra, for 7- to 10-year-olds with beginning orchestral experience, meets from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays. The Intermediate Orchestra, for 10- to 13-year-olds with more advanced training, meets from 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays. The Senior Orchestra, for high school students who are advanced musicians, meets from 1-3 p.m. Sundays. All three orchestras rehearse at the Wilmette Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road. There will be at least four concerts throughout the year. To make an audition appointment, call Helia Schramm, (847) 328-0570.
Six Piano Ensemble
The group, which performs classical, jazz, and contemporary music arranged for six pianos, will hold auditions from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 and 12 in Room 1360 at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. Music is provided, and candidates also may play a prepared selection. For more information, contact Glenna Sprague at (847) 635-1905 or email@example.com.
Oakton String Ensemble
Seeking violin, viola, cello, and double bass players with prior experience for the 2012-13 season. The ensemble performs several times a year on campus with occasional off-campus appearances. Recent performances have included everything from Vivaldi, Corelli, and Schubert to Bartok, Joplin, New Orleans jazz, and Bollywood music. Rehearsals are held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. To schedule an audition, contact Daniel Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Institute of Chicago Chorale
Holding auditions for its 2012-13 concert season from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 28 at MIC’s Evanston East Campus, 1490 Chicago Ave. Rehearsals are held from 7:45-10 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 4. The concert season includes “Bon Appetit,” music about food and drink, on Dec. 16; “From Africa,” world music influenced by Africa, on March 24; and “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein on June 9. Call (847) 905-1500 or visit www.musicinst.org.
Evanston Children’s Choir
Seeking beginning to advanced singers in grade 2 through high school. Rehearsals start in early September at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston. For more information or to schedule a placement audition, contact director Gary Geiger at (847) 733-0814 or email@example.com.
The Art Center — Highland Park
Seeking submissions for “Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge Between Health and Disease,” an exhibit slated for Oct. 5-Nov. 10. TAC invites artists to enter work that expresses the fears and concerns surrounding breast or ovarian cancers. Open to all media and all artists 16 years and older. Entry fee is $35 for up to three pieces of work. Entry deadline is Sept. 1. Call (847) 432-1888 or visit www.theartcenterhp.org.
Books & poetry
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest. Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m.: Lake Forest Book Store and Sunset Foods will partner for a luncheon with Marisa McClellan, author of a popular small-batch canning blog and the cookbook, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. Tickets are $28 and include a copy of McClellan’s book. To register, visit www.elawafarm.org/4.html.
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 12, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Sept. 12, 7 p.m.: Discussion of State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Sept. 30, 2 p.m.: Books on the Chopping Block, a live concert reading of excerpts from the top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2011, will be performed by City Lit Theater Co.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Sept. 10, 1 p.m.: Page Turners will discuss All the Living by C.E. Morgan. Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.: Readers Circle will discuss Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok. Sept. 13, 7 p.m.: Much Ado About Mysteries will discuss “Truth is Stranger than Fiction — True Crime and Other Tales of Detection.”
Highland Park Poetry
Presents a reading by guest poet Richard Wolfson of Santa Fe, N.M., at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Art Center of Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road. Wolfson is a poet, shaman, performance artist and stand-up comic. The regular poetry open mic follows and participating poets may bring up to six poems to share. Visit www.highlandparkpoetry.org.
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Sept. 9, 3 p.m.: “Chicago Reads.” To celebrate the library’s 125th anniversary, Rick Kogan hosts an afternoon featuring literary and cultural figures from throughout Chicago reading from their favorite works of literature. Readers include Mary Schmich, Michael Halberstam, Mayor Nancy Rotering, Aaron Freeman, Jonathan Eig, Bill Kurtis, Donna La Pietra, Elizabeth Berg, Mike Leonard and Welz Kauffman. Sept. 10, 1 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz discusses and signs Midnight Rising — John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War. Sept. 11, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The Submission by Amy Waldman.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. Sept. 4, 10 a.m.: Literary critic Isabel Soffer leads a poetry discussion. No advance reading required.
Riverwoods Road, between Deerfield Road and Route 22, Deerfield. (847) 968-3321. www.ryersonwoods.org. Friends of Ryerson Woods sponsor Ryerson Reads, a book discussion series focused on environmental literary classics. Book talks are held from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays in Brushwood, the historic home at Ryerson Woods, and are led by Ben Goluboff, professor of English at Lake Forest College. Fee per discussion is $15; $10 for Friends of Ryerson Woods members. Sept. 19: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann. Nov. 14: DIRT: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 1, 2 p.m.: Humorist Michael Perry joins signs his new novel, Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace. Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Book discussion with author appearance, featuring A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann. Registration required. Sept. 13, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m.: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Julia Keller discusses her new mystery, A Killing in the Hills. Box lunch is included. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration required.
Academy at Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. www.citadeltheatre.org. Sept. 8-Dec. 3: Fall semester classes for children pre-K through grade 8, including improvisation, acting and musical theater, as well as scene study for high school students. Registration is in progress.
Offering music and motion classes for children ages 4 through 36 months Sept. 4-Oct. 24 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Fee is $160 for the eight-week session. Call (312) 944-7677 or visit www.bubblesacademy.com.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Dancin’ Sprouts summer concert series for children, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Aug. 29: Little Miss Ann.
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 29, 2 p.m.: Book party for The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch, for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. Sept. 9, 1 p.m.: “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe: A Musical.”
Holding auditions for “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” open to fourth- through ninth-graders, from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 at the Karger Center, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8; performances are Dec. 7-9. To schedule an audition time, call (847) 968-4529 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
Offering youth performing arts and acting workshops, auditions and productions at the Karger Center, 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Classes in improvisation, acting and music theatre begin Sept. 4. For full schedule, visit www.improvplayhouse.com.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Kids Craft Mornings are informal workshops where children learn to construct simple versions of traditional Native American objects. Workshops are included with museum admission. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday workshops are at 11 a.m.; Sunday workshops at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25-26: Beaded key chains. Sept. 1-2: Northwest Coast button blankets. Sept. 8-9: Bolo ties. Sept. 15-16: Loom beading. Sept. 22-23: Cherokee syllabary. Sept. 29-30: Seminole patchwork. Oct. 6-7: Woven baskets. Oct. 13-14: Woodlands quill boxes. Oct. 20-21: Dream catchers. Oct. 27-28: Northwest Coast masks. Aug. 24 and 28–31: “Summer’s Last Hurrah,” featuring craft projects of simple versions of traditional Native American items. The activities, available all day, are recommended for children ages 5 and older. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Also, Native American stories will be read each afternoon at 2 p.m. in the museum’s teaching lodge. Activities are included with the price of museum admission.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Sept. 8 and 15, 10 a.m.: “Sweet. Dreams.” The sing-along for families is created and performed by The Actors Training Center Teen Rep Company. $12.
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave. (847) 446-0537. www.winnetkacommunityhouse.org. Oct. 8, 11 a.m.: Circus Boy’s Action-Packed Comedy Show. $5. Nov. 6, 11 a.m.: “Schoolhouse Rock Live,” with music from the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series. $5.
Classes & workshops
The Actors Gymnasium Circus and Performing Arts School
Located in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. (847) 328-2795. www.actorsgymnasium.com. A new session of classes in circus and performing arts begins Sept. 4. Course offerings for children and adults of all ages and skill levels include aerial arts, circus arts, contortion, gymnastics, stage combat and more.
723 Elm St., Winnetka. Sept. 18, 6:30-9 p.m.: Advanced personal essay workshop. Participants should expect to contribute at least one essay of three to 10 pages and have previous experience writing personal essays or lifestories. $225. To register, call (773) 477-7710.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group. Newcomers welcome.
The Laughing Chameleon
Located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 9 p.m. Fridays. General admission show tickets are $10 and up; two-drink minimum per person. Ages 21 and up entertainment venue for evening shows unless show is specified as all ages. Mondays at 8:30 p.m.: Funny Monday Showcase, featuring local talent presenting comedy, music, improvisation, magic and illusion. $10 cover. Aug. 23-25: Comedy Night with Cameron Esposito; Adam Burk opens. Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Bob Jay, Man of 999 Voices.
1813 Dempster St., Evanston. (847) 424-1382. Aug. 25, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: “An Evening of Comedy and Spoken Word” with author and comedian Debbie Sue Goodman. No cover.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: Jeffrey Sweet in “You Only Shoot the Ones You Love,” a 75-minute solo show that presents an anecdotal history of improvisation and comedy in the 20th century. $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Ballet in Cinema series features performances from opera houses throughout the world. Tickets are $15, unless noted otherwise. Aug. 26, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 29, 7 p.m.: “Sleeping Beauty,” from the Royal Ballet, London.
1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Classes by BallroomChicago.com. For information, call (847) 757-2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com. Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 and 10: Basic cha cha, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; intermediate cha cha, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session. Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1, 8 and 15: Basic tango, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session; intermediate tango, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session.
Fairs & festivals
Little Bear Ribfest
Presented by the Vernon Hills Park District, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 24 and 3-11 p.m. Aug. 25 at Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Five local BBQ restaurants will offer a full slab of ribs for $20; half-slab for $12; $6 for a sample portion. Each vendor will also carry sandwiches, sides, and a dessert item. Also featuring live music. Admission: $5; free for children 5 and under. Free parking is available at the Westfield Hawthorn Shopping Center, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, with a free shuttle from 6-11:30 p.m. Visit www.littlebearribfest.com.
Port Clinton Art Festival
And Taste of Highland Park, Aug. 24-26 at Port Clinton Square, Central, First and Second streets in downtown Highland Park. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday (Taste only); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fest includes works by more than 250 artists, activities for children, food and drink from Highland Park restaurants, and live music. Radio Disney streams live from the festival from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, and the cast from “Million Dollar Quartet” performs from noon-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Art for the Parks
The exhibit and sale, presented by Artists on the Bluff, will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 in the Lake Bluff Golf Course tent, north Green Bay Road, Lake Bluff. Paintings, drawings, watercolors, jewelry and ceramics will be featured.
Family Music & Fun Fest
Held from noon-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood. The event includes food, carnival-style games, prizes, karaoke, a raffle and live performances all day, from jazz combos to classical string chamber ensembles and 100-plus piece orchestra. Families are welcome to bring their pets. Free admission. Visit www.mya.org.
Taste of Armenia Festival
Held from noon-6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. James Armenian Church Evanston, 816 Clark St., Evanston. The event features authentic Armenian food, live music, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and other cultural offerings. Free admission and parking. Visit www.tasteofarmenia.org.
Taste of Serbia Festival
Noon-11 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church, 27450 N. Bradley (old School Road), Lake Forest-Mettawa. Traditional culinary specialties, beverages, children’s activities, music and dancing will be featured. Admission and parking are free. Visit www.tasteofserbia.org or call (847) 247-0077.
Art Fair on the Square
Deer Path Art League’s 58th annual juried fine art show will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2-3 on Market Square, Lake Forest. Visit www.deerpathartleague.org.
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Artisan Guild
Annual fall show, featuring works by 50 juried artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2-3 in the parking lots at Lake Forest Bank, 727 Bank Lane. Free admission. Call (847) 295-5112.
Highwood Last Call Art Fair
Held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15-16 at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Highwood Avenue, downtown Highwood, including live music, food and children’s activities. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
Tent party, 1-11 p.m. Sept. 22 at Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Road, Glenview, featuring German food and beer, and music by Die Musikmeisters from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Visit www.theglenviewhouse.com.
Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Ave. (847) 835-5056. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 5, 1 p.m.: Screening and discusison of “Invictus.”
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. All films shown at 1 and 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Aug. 29: “Witness,” rated R. Independent filmmaker Reid Schultz will discuss the entire Harrison Ford film series after both screenings. Sept. 5: “Greed,” a silent film starring Zasu Pitts. Dave Drazin provides live piano accompaniment.
Outdoor film festival
Held from 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the historic home Brushwood at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. The evening will begin with a guided gallery tour of the art exhibit “Genius Loci: Listening to Nature’s Muse,” followed by a screening of films inspired by the theme “Lessons from the Prairie.” In the event of rain, films will be shown in the Welcome Center. $15; $10 for members. Call (847) 968-3345 or visit www.ryersonwoods.org.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 7, 2 p.m.: Screening of “A Separation,” rated PG-13. The winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film will be shown in Persian with English subtitles. Sept. 29, 2 p.m.: Screening of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” rated PG-13.
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. Sept. 10, 1 p.m.: Oscar Hammerstein (Part 2) will be the subject of the America’s Musical Theater Legends program by Susan Benjamin.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. Sept. 4, 7 p.m.: From Page to Stage features “Why Hamlet? A Dark Prince for a Modern Age,” a look at the Writers’ Theater fall production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m.: “Clark Weber’s Rock & Roll Radio, 1955–1975.” Chicago radio DJ Clark Weber shares stories about his experiences with music personalities of the ‘50s–‘70s. Registration required.
Highland Park Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago
Opening program at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Birchwood Club, 1174 Park Ave. West, Highland Park. Guest speakers are sculptors Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, whose commissioned works include sculptures of Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen and Vince Lombardi. A breakfast buffet will be served. Cost is $40. Guests are welcome. Reservations by Sept. 6 to Janey Kaplan, (847) 432-1658, or Gail Marovitz, (847) 945-6659.
Tours & outings
Evanston History Center
Walking tour series conducted by Kris Hartzell, EHC’s director of Visitor Services and Facilities. The 90-minute tours begin at 11 a.m. at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston, and will take place rain or shine. Admission for each tour is $20; $15 for EHC members. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Call (847) 475-3410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sept. 1: “Architectural Evanston.” Sept. 15: “Evanston Women’s History.” Oct. 6: “Evanston’s Lakefront.” Oct. 20: “Burnham in Evanston,” a tour of the neighborhood where architect Daniel Burnham lived and worked.
Lake Forest Preservation Foundation
Garden Folly Wine Stroll from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at 788 E. Woodland, Lake Forest, featuring an accurate replica of the 18th century Derby summerhouse in Danvers, Mass. Wine and appetizers will be served. $30; $20 for members. For reservations, visit www.lfpf.org or call (847) 234-1230.
Storynight for Adults
“Drumming the Mythic Heart.” Storyteller Brian Rohr explores myths, folktales and fairy tales from all cultures, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Stevenson High School’s West Auditorium, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. Sponsored by theVernon Area Public Library District. To register, see http://calendar.vapld.info.
Block Museum of Art
At Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu. Admission is free; unless noted, admission to all programs is also free. Through Aug. 26: “Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Photographs from the Block Museum.” Sept. 21-Dec. 9: “Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door” and “De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger, Selections from the James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach Collection.” Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.: “Sites Unseen.” During the 1990s artist Shimon Attie presented a series of temporary installations, including “The Neighbor Next Door,” in public spaces of European cities. Attie will discuss these projects as well as more recent work examining Arab/Israeli relations. Nov. 7, 5:15 p.m.: “Realism and Abstraction in Gerhard Richter’s Work: The Social History of Postwar German Art,” presented by Paul Jaskot, professor of the history of art and architecture at DePaul University, and Christine Mehring, associate professor of art history at the University of Chicago.
Evanston History Center
Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston. (847) 475-3410. www.evanstonhistorycenter.org. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission (includes optional house tour): $10; free for members. Through Labor Day: Free Dawes House tours for all children 12 years old and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Also, free admission will be offered for all active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Through Jan. 28, 2013: “Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Boudoirs,” a look at the evolution of the home’s most personal of spaces and customs from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. (847) 967-4889. www.ilholocaustmuseum.org. Admission: $12; $8 for students and senior citizens; $6 for children ages 5-11. Special exhibitions are free with museum admission. Through Jan. 6, 2013: “Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” a creation of the International Spy Museum. The exhibit explores how the United States should balance civil liberties and individual rights during times of conflict, crisis and fear.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Free admission for Mitchell Museum members and tribal members; and on the first Friday of every month. Admission includes all exhibits and events, unless stated otherwise. Through Jan. 6, 2013: “Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art.”
Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Tickets can be ordered at www.ravinia.org or (847) 266-5100. Aug. 24, 6 p.m.: Lincoln Trio performs works by Brahms and Arensky in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 25, 6 p.m.: Reginald Robinson plays jazz, stride and ragtime piano in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 26, 6 p.m.: Inon Barnatan, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. The program includes works by Debussy, Ravel and Schubert. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 28, 6 p.m.: Sean Botkin, piano, in an all-Rachmaninoff program in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Aug. 28, 8 p.m.: Ruth Page Festival of Dance featuring Momix, in the Pavilion. $45; lawn $10; ticket and dining package $60. Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.: Duran Duran, in the Pavilion. $85; lawn $38. Aug. 31, 6 p.m.: Behzod Abduraimov, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Schubert, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Liszt. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 3, 6 p.m.: Orion Weiss, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Bach, Liszt, Schumann and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 4, 6 p.m.: Johannes Moser, cello, and Orion Weiss, piano, in Bennett Gordon Hall. Program includes works by Debussy, Poulenc and Brahms. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 6, 8 p.m.: Juilliard String Quartet plays works by Beethoven, in the Martin Theatre. $40-$60; lawn $10. Sept. 7, 8 p.m.: The Knights, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma, in the Pavilion. Program includes works by Wagner, Schumann and Debussy. $75; lawn $15. Sept. 8, 11 a.m.: Kraft Great Kids Concert featuring Ruth Page Civic Ballet, in Bennett Gordon Hall. $10; no lawn sales. Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.: The Knights, featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman, in the Pavilion. Program to include Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. $75; lawn $15. Sept. 9, 7 p.m.: The Knights, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, in the Martin Theatre. Program includes works by Debussy, Satie, Couperin, Stravinsky and Ravel. $75; lawn $10.