Arts and entertainment calendar for Dec. 8

December 5, 2011 1:50PM

Updated: December 6, 2011 9:29PM

“White Christmas,” by Irving Berlin, through Jan. 1 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 www.marriotttheatre.com.

“A Christmas Carol,” through Dec. 30 at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays; special matinees at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Tickets: $35-$37.50; $32.50 for students and seniors. Discounts available for Thursday and Sunday performances. call (847) 735-8554 or visit www.citadeltheatre.org.

“A Christmas Carol” will be performed as a dramatized radio broadcast by GreenStick Theater Company at 8 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 17; and 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Improv Playhouse Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door; $7.50/$10 for seniors, students and military. Visit www.improvplayhouse.com or call (847) 968-4529.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” will be presented by Ballet Theatre of Illinois at 4 p.m. Dec. 10-11 in the auditorium at Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. $15. call (847) 247-2240.

“The Magic of the Nutcracker” will be presented by Dancenter North at 3 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. for further information, visit www.themagicofthenutcracker.com.

“The Nutcracker” will be presented by Illinois Youth Dance Theatre at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 17-18 at the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center, 300 Church St., Lake Zurich. Tickets: $15-$25; $10-$20 for senior citizens and children. call (224) 279-8635.

“The Nutcracker” will be presented by Civic Ballet of Chicago at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 17 and 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Tickets: $22-$30. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call (847) 543-2300.

“New York City Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker Live,” 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at local movie theaters, including the Lincolnshire 20 plus IMAX, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Visit www.fathomevents.com.

Holiday Extrava-Dance-A will be presented by dancers from Lake Forest Dance Academy at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Lake Forest Recreation Center, 400 Hastings Road. Tickets are $5. for more information, call Sandy Ragsdale, (847) 810-3948.

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Tickets: $30-$38. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call (847) 543-2300.

Holiday Jazz Concert will be presented by the College of Lake County Jazz Ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $5; $4 for seniors. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call (847) 543-2300.

A holiday concert will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Tickets: $15; $10 Adler members. all proceeds benefit the Adler Center’s scholarship program. for more information, call (847) 367-0707 or visit www.adlercenter.org.

Chicago Master Singers and Ars Viva Orchestra present a celebration of the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny. The program includes “Many Moods of Christmas” by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett, Gustav Holst’s “Christmas Day” and other music of the season. Preferred seating $48, general seating $38, side seating $28; discounts available for seniors and students. for information, call (877) 825-5267 or visit www.chicagomastersingers.org.

“Madrigal Dessert,” presented by the Vernon Hills High School Chamber Choir at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Sullivan Center, 635 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. The choir, under the direction of Jeremy Little, will perform Renaissance-era madrigals, motets and part-songs, as well as familiar holiday carols. Desserts, coffee and cider will be served. $12 per person. Reservations are required by Dec. 3. Visit www.vhhscougars.org/madrigaldessert.

A holiday concert will be presented by Coriolis, an a cappella chamber choir, at 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Byron Colby Barn at Prairie Crossing, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake. The program includes traditional and contemporary settings of holiday favorites by composers Britten, Howells, Rutter and others, as well as pieces for Chanukah. $15 at the door. for information, call (847) 869-0223 or visit www.coriolisacappella.org.

Kenny Rogers’ Christmas & Hits Tour, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N, Genesee St., Waukegan. Tickets: $39.50-$79.50. for tickets, call (800) 982-2787. for information, call (847) 263-6300 or visit www.geneseetheatre.com.

A holiday concert will be presented by the CLC Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Under the direction of John Mose, the band will perform selections including “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” a reading of “The Night before Christmas” with full band accompaniment, and more. $5; $4 for seniors. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call (847) 543-2300.

Holiday Brass and Choral Concert will be presented by Music of the Baroque at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at at Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny. Tickets are $30-$75. call (312) 551-1414 or visit www.baroque.org.

“A Christmas Fantasy” will be presented by the choir of Community Protestant Church, United Church of Christ on Dec. 18 at the 10:30 a.m. service. The choir will perform music from the Plainsong of the 11th century to choral fantasy on old Christmas carols by Gustav Holst. The performance will include soloists, flute and handbells. The church is located at 418 N. Prairie, Mundelein. for information, call (847) 566-4000.

A holiday concert will be presented by the Vernon Hills High School choirs and orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in the school’s auditorium, 145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Free admission, but those attending are asked to bring food or monetary donations for the Lake County Food Pantry.

“Chanukah: Lights & Miracles,” an interactive Shabbat service and Hanukkah celebration, will be conducted by Northbrook’s Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Synagogue at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Church of the Holy Spirit Social Hall, 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire. Festivities will feature music, dancing, storytelling, dance and refreshments. Free. Visit www.shir-hadash.org or call (847) 498-8218.

“Guys & Dolls” will be presented by Jr. Encore Theatre at 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 16 and 18 at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. $10. call (847) 708-8880 or visit www.encoretheatre.net.

“The Velveteen Rabbit” will be presented by The Kirk Players at 2 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills; and 2 p.m. Dec. 17-18 at the Libertyville Masonic Temple. $7; $5 for children 12 and under. for tickets, call (847) 521-6192. for information, visit www.kirkplayers.org.

Early Music at the Byron Colby Barn at Prairie Crossing, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake. all concerts are at 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15. To order tickets or for more information, call (847) 543-1202. Jan. 8: Baroque Band. Jan. 29: Callipygian Players. Feb. 26: Amy Conn, soprano, with Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano. March 18: Alison Attar, Stephanie Sheffield and Joel Spears, “La Harpe de Melodie.” April 15: Ensemble Musical Offering, J.S. Bach: “Coffee Cantata.”

Evanston, Highland Park-Deerfield, Northfield, Northwest and Wilmette chapters of Lyric Opera of Chicago will present a holiday program featuring mezzo-soprano Emily Fons at noon Dec. 18 at the Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette. Fons will perform arias and songs with a piano accompaniment. A silent auction and social hour will begin at noon, followed by luncheon and recital. $50. for reservations, call bill Smith, (847) 256-1292.

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 www.hpstrings.org. Dec. 11: “Tchaikovsky Times Three,” at Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The program includes Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35, featuring Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi.

Lake Forest Lyrica presents chamber and choral music in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel at Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road. (847) 735-6170. www.lakeforest.edu/lyrica. $15 at the door; $5 for students. Feb. 26, 3 p.m.: Quintet Attacca presents “Reflections of Paris,” works by Joseph Jongen, Anton Reicha, Jacques Ibert and George Gershwin. April 22, 3 p.m.: third Coast Percussion presents “American Masters at 100,” works by Owen Clay, John Cage and David Skidmore.

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 www.lakeforestsymphony.org. Jan. 20-21: “Italian Fest,” with guest soloist guitarist Adam Levin. The program includes two guitar concerts, the Vivaldi Concerto in D and the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Concerto No. 1 in D, as well as Rossini’s overtures to Il Signor Bruschino and L’Italiana in Algeri, and Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III and Gli Uccelli (The Birds).

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s series of live performance transmissions into movie theaters, including Gurnee Cinemas 20, 6144 Grand Ave., Gurnee; and Lincolnshire 20 plus IMAX, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets are available at the theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Dec. 10, 11:55 a.m.: Gounod’s “Faust.” Jan. 21, 11:55 a.m.: “The Enchanted Island,” a showcase of arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others. Feb. 11, 11 a.m.: Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung.” Feb. 25, 11:55 a.m.: Verdi’s “Ernani.” April 7, 11 a.m.: Massenet’s “Manon.” April 14, 11:55 a.m.: Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

Pilgrim Chamber Players perform at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Tickets: $20; $16 senior citizens; $8 students. (847) 433-0992. www.pilgrimplayers.org. Jan. 22, 3 p.m.: “Klezmer Winds,” featuring Quintet Attacca. The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Barber, Poulenc and others.

Austin’s Saloon & Eatery, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972. www.austinssaloon.com. Music at 9 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Dec. 10: Modern Day Romeos. Dec. 16: Sixteen Candles. Dec. 17: The Breakfast Club. Dec. 20: Holiday party with Rod Tuffcurls & the Benchpress. Dec. 23: Holiday Flashback dance party. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve party with your Villain my Hero. Genesee Theatre,

203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. for tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Feb. 10, 8 p.m.: Jeffrey Osborne: An Evening of Love & Soul with special guest Howard Hewett. $38.50-$65.50. Feb. 25, 7 p.m.: VaShawn Mitchell will headline the 28th annual College of Lake County Salute to Gospel Music. The evening’s theme is “The Evolution of Gospel Music According to Chicago.” Also performing will be Joshua’s Troop, Gospel Music According to Chicago (a 200-voice choir), Arthur Sutton and the Gift of Praise and the CLC Gospel Choir, directed by Charles Clency. The 2012 Harambee Award of Excellence will showcase three gospel legends: Albertina Walker, Delores Barrett Campbell of the famed Barrett Sisters, and songwriter Jessy Dixon. The Brown Sisters will perform a special musical tribute to the Harambee honorees. $19; $17 for senior citizens. March 10, 8 p.m.: Grammy Award-winning musician John Prine. $39.50-$79.50.

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.No admission charge for Open Stage and Song Circle. Reservations encouraged for all concerts; call (847) 271-1584. for information, visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org. Dec. 11: Open Stage, hosted by Scott Engstrom. Dec. 18: Tricia Alexander with Alpha Stewart Jr.; Dee Lee opens.

New York Slices, 1843 second St., Highland Park. (847) 432-6979. www.nyslices.com. No cover, unless noted otherwise. Fridays: 7-9 p.m. family karaoke; 9 p.m. adult karaoke. Dec. 10, 8 p.m.: Discovering Sound (Ida Crown Jewish Academy). Dec. 17: Triple A (New Trier High School) at 7 p.m.; Wait for Baba (classic rock) at 8 p.m.

Swing State, 19041 W. Grand Ave., Lake Villa. (847) 219-3150. www.swingstate.biz. Jan. 13, 8 p.m.: Roots music by Mike Felten. $5. all ages.

Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 21-plus, unless noted otherwise. Dec. 9, 10 p.m.: Bret Michaels. $40. Dec. 10, 8 p.m.: The Buckinghams’ Joy of Christmas show with Harry and Patti Reinhart. $22-$30. Dec. 17, 9 p.m.: Head East with M&R Rush. $20-$35. Dec. 23, 8:30 p.m.: Triadd. $5. Dec. 29, 8 p.m.: Collin Raye, $22-$35. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute) with Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute). $15-$70.

David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. www.adlercenter.org. (847) 367-0707. Gallery hours are 1-9 p.m. Mondays; 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Through Dec. 17: “Etching Retrospective,” copper etchings with watercolor by Robert Klunk.

Antioch Fine Arts Foundation Gallery, 983 Main St., Antioch. www.antiochfinearts.org. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Through Dec. 31: Artwork by Dennis Downes.

The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. Dec. 10: Art is Alive in Highland Park art contest. To enter, bring a finished artwork to The Art Center for judging between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The contest is open to Highland Park residents and students attending Highland Park schools. Dec. 11, 1-4 p.m.: Holiday Art Open House, featuring “Make-and-Take” art demonstrations by TAC faculty artists, as well as raffles, refreshments and entertainment by storyteller Anne Shimojima. $5; free for members. Through Dec. 30: “Share my Kingdom,” works from Little City’s Center for the Arts, a studio collective for artists with developmental disabilities. Through Dec. 30: “12 x 12,” a juried exhibit of works by local and regional artists working in the intimate format of 12” by 12”. Jan. 6-30: “In View: The Art Center’s Member & Faculty show. Opening reception from 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 6.

College of Lake County Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. call (847) 543-2240 or visit http://gallery.clcillinois.edu. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Through Dec. 11: “Surface Tension: A Group Collage Exhibit,” featuring work by Kathryn Kucera, Joseph Clayton Mills, Jacqueline Moses, Alice Shaddle, Doug Stapleton and Patricia K. Swanson.

Deer Path Art League & Gallery, located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturdays by appointment. Through Jan. 4: “Art is … Celebration!” The exhibit features jewelry by Amy Butts and Denise Houck, glass by Ray Lapsys, pastels by Ben Jurevicius, woodworking by James Anderson, ceramics by Ira Burhans, photography by James Becia, prints by Helen LaCroix, wearable painted silk by Ana Petercic and oil paintings by Thomas Trausch.

Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park, 1800 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan. (847) 360-4741. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Through Jan. 7: “Plein Air” art exhibition and sale, featuring 32 works in oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic by 12 artists from Lake, McHenry and Cook counties. Artist’s reception and demonstration will be held from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St., Deerfield. Through Dec. 31: Holiday art show of paintings and prints by Elana Ashley. Proceeds from sales of artwork will be used to provide books teaching English language skills and peacemaking strategies to schools and mental health centers.

Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. (847) 968-3345. www.ryersonwoods.org. Through Dec. 23: “Sustainable Book and Paper Arts,” featuring sculptures constructed from handmade paper, sheets made from garden plants, and sculptural weeds created from junk mail and trash.

Undercroft Gallery, located in the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, or by appointment at (847) 367-5308. Through Dec. 31: “WWII Veterans Art,” featuring 50 wartime sketches and watercolors by Malcolm Layson and the late Art Czajkowski.

Auditions & Opportunities

Theater D will hold auditions for “The Foreigner,” open to adults 18 years and up, at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at Jewett Park Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield. call backs are set for 1 p.m. Dec. 11. Performances take place March 9-18 at Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield. for more information, call Donna Price, (847) 940-1890 (evenings).

CenterStage in Lake Forest will hold non-Equity auditions for “Twelve Angry Men” from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 7-10 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Fourteen men are needed, ranging from early 20s to 70s. Prepare any 20th-century dramatic monologue no longer than 90 seconds. There will also be cold readings. for an audition appointment, e-mail your picture and resume and availability on one or both of the audition dates to 12AngryMenCenterStage@gmail.com. Callbacks will be held at the same location from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 12. Rehearsals begin in mid-to-late January; the show performs Fridays through Sundays the last three weekends in March. for information, see www.CenterStageLakeforest.org.

The Highland Park Players will hold auditions for “Willy Wonka” from 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13 at the West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Opent to children ages 12 and older and adults. Bring sheet music and come prepared to sing 32 bars of your favorite song. There is no pay for those cast in the production. Performances will be Feb. 18-26 at Edgewood Middle School in Highland Park. for more information, visit www.highlandparkplayers.com.

Ryerson Woods, 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 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. Jan. 11: The Golden Spruce: A story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant. March 14: American Chestnut: The Life, Death and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree by Susan Freinkel.

Volo Bog, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, west of Highway 12 between State Routes 120 and 134, Ingleside. Of Bogs & Books Reading Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. The small, informal book discussion group is for adults interested in environmental, outdoor and natural history literature. Books selected for discussion range from classic to contemporary. Reservations are requested at dnr.volobog@illinois.gov or (815) 344-1294. Dec. 10: Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters by Annie Dillard. Jan. 14: Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and our World by Wangari Maathai. Feb. 11: Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram.

David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-0707. www.adlercenter.org. Jan. 16-25, 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays: Youth Art Sampler. Topics covered will include drawing techniques, painting practices, clay creations and more. Supplies included. $35 per session ($30 for members); $120 for all four sessions ($100 for members). Registration deadline is Jan. 13.

Cook Memorial Public Library District’s Aspen Drive Library, 701 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. www.cooklib.org. Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m.: Children in grades 2-5, accompanied by an adult, can make a gingerbread house. Registration begins Dec. 9.

Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-2330. www.cooklib.org. Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m.: Artist@ Heart presents crafts for children 4-12 years old.

Improv Playhouse Showstoppers will hold auditions for “Annie,” open to third- through ninth-graders, from 4-7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the IP Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. Rehearsals begin Jan. 6. To schedule audition times and for an audition packet, call (847) 968-4529 or visit www.improvplayhouse.com.

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. www.marriotttheatre.com. (847) 634-0200. Through Dec. 31: “Seussical.”

wonder!, in the Deerfield Mall, 250 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield. Dec. 13 and 20, 3:30 p.m.: Free storytime with Nili Yelin, The Storybook Mom. Visit www.storybookmom.com.

Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. for tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. March 16, 8 p.m.: Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White: Moral Compass Tour. $44.75-$54.75. March 30, 7 p.m.: Comedian Jim Gaffigan. $39.75 and $49.75.

Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 263-6300. www.geneseetheatre.com. for tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or see www.ticketmaster.com. Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents “Swan Lake.” Tickets are $23-$53.

Ballroom Chicago Saturday Night Dance, 8-11 p.m. Dec. 15 at Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. $10 per person. Free mini lesson, 7:15-7:45 p.m. (with paid admission). call (847) 757 2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com.

Lodge Hall, 1799 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Classes by BallroomChicago.com. for information, call (847) 757-2227 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com. Dec. 12, 19 and 26: Basic cha cha, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session. Intermediate cha cha, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session. Jan. 2, 9, 16 and 23: Basic tango, 7-8 p.m., $10 per person, per session. Intermediate tango, 8-9 p.m., $10 per person, per session.

Shoreline Dance Club plays recorded music for easy ballroom dancing in the Stuart Community Room of the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Lessons are given by professional instructors Bob and Penny Urbon at 7:30 p.m., followed by an evening of social dancing. Adults of all ages and dancing abilities welcome. Attire is dressy/casual. Admission per couple is $20 for members; $25 for guests. Membership is $20 per year per couple. call (847) 816-7602 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com/shoreline.htm. Jan. 21: 4-Count Hustle.

WinterFest will be held from noon-4 p.m. Jan. 8 at Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, west of Highway 12 between State Routes 120 and 134, Ingleside. The event includes live music, snow sculpting, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and hiking. for information, e-mail dnr.volobog@illinois.gov or call (815) 344-1294.

College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. International Film Series – There is no charge to attend the films, which will be screened at 7 p.m. in Room A162 (Anderson lecture hall), unless noted otherwise. Films are subtitled when necessary, have adult content and are not suitable for children. for information, contact Christopher Cooling at (847) 543-2623 or ccooling@clcillinois.edu. Dec. 9: “Still Walking” (Japan/2008). Three generations of a Japanese family meet to honor a drowned son.

Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Dec. 10, 2 p.m.: “The help,” rated PG-13.

Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Dec. 8, 7 p.m.: Art historian Jeff Mishur presents a lecture on Ansel Adams.

Shutter Bugs Camera Club meets from 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, except December, at Volo Bog, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, west of Highway 12 between State Routes 120 and 134, Ingleside. Meetings include how-to workshops, members’ photos and competitions. Membership is $15. Ages 13 to adult are welcome. Jan. 18: Members’ show themed “Perspective.” call (815) 344-1294 or e-mail dnr.volobog@illinois.gov.

David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 367-0707. www.adlercenter.org. Jan. 10-24, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays: Colored pencil drawing workshop. Award winning guest faculty artist Priscilla Humay will offer students a new perspective on using colored pencils as an art medium. Grisaille, layering, color value and temperature along with basic drawing principles will be stressed throughout all sessions. appropriate for teens through adults, beginners through advanced. $150; $125 for members. Registration required.

Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.: Writer’s Support Group, for beginning and experienced writers. No registration required.

Lake County Discovery Museum, located in the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176, west of Fairfield Road, near Wauconda. (847) 968-3400. www.LCFPD.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $6; $2.50 for children ages 4-17; free for children 3 and younger. Through Jan. 8: “Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams” presents a rare portfolio of 70 photographs hand-printed by the artist, and selected by him to represent the best of his life’s work. The photographs are from the collection of Anne Adams Helms. Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Nature and Macro Flower Photography. Registration required.

Arts and entertainment calendar for Dec. 8


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