Culture: Yorkville Follies Theatre
May 24, 2012 9:20AM
Updated: May 24, 2012 9:20AM
Downtown Aurora Summer ArtWalk: The Aurora ArtWalk slated for June 8 in downtown Aurora seeks interested artists. Apply at AuroraArtwalk.com.
(sub)URBAN ART WALK: The downtown Naperville Art Walk scheduled for June 16 seeks artists. Prizes offered. Visit http://arranmorearts.org/suburban-art/suburban-art-walk/.
Jewelry needed: Anderson Animal Shelter seeks jewelry for their 6th Annual Jewelry Faire to be held Sept. 7 and 8 at the American Legion in Geneva. Better handbags are also needed. Bring donations to the Shelte, 1000 S. LaFox (Rt. 31), South Elgin during business hours. Contact Kathleen Graff at (847) 382-1945 or email@example.com.
Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra: EYSO 2012-13 Season Auditions will be held from May 30 to June 3. Students who will begin 4th grade in the fall to college students may audition for a seat in one of the six ensembles. Call (847) 841-7700 or visit eyso.org.
Elmhurst Choral Union: The chorus seeks singers to perform with a full orchestra. Rehearsals are Monday evenings. Contact elmhurstchoralunion.org or call (630) 758-1100.
Fox Valley Festival Chorus: The chorus is a 50+ year tradition in the area, and membership is extended to any person with singing interest and ability. Rehearsals begin at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at the corner of Edgelawn and Galena, Aurora. Visit foxvalleyfc.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Joliet Symphony Orchestra: The University of St. Francis invites community members to join the ensemble, which is preparing for an April concert. String players and oboists are needed. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Sexton Auditorium in the Moser Performing Arts Center, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Contact Conductor Jim Stopher at jolietsymphonyorchestra.org.
JJC Chorale: The Chorale is open to community members of at least high school age. No audition is required, prior singing experience and/or the ability to read music is desirable. Tenors and basses are needed. Rehearsals are 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the JJC Main Campus in K-Building, room 1003. Call (815) 280-2223.
Anderson’s Bookshops: Michaela Muntean, reading and booksigning, 4 p.m. May 25, Naperville. Michael Scott, reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. May 29, Naperville. Stan Mikita, booksigning, 6:30 p.m. May 31, Naperville. Chuck Spinner, reading and booksigning, 2 p.m. June 2, Naperville. At 5112 Main St. in Downers Grove and 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Anderson’s Two Doors East is at 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Call (630) 963-2665 or visit andersonbookshop.com.
Barnes and Noble: Naperville Writers Group 2012 Literary Series With Presentation by Chris Green, 7 to 9 p.m. May 25. At the Promenade Center, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Call (630) 783-0009 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
Barnes & Noble: Weekly story times take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Events are free. At 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 579-0200. Visit bn.com.
Downtown Downers Grove Market: from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 20 in the Main Street Metro Station, 5001 Main St., Downers Grove. Visit downers.us.
Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays to Oct. 28 in downtown Geneva at the Metra train station parking lot, corner of South and Fourth streets. Visit genevachamber.com.
Lisle French Market: The sixth annual market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 27 in the commuter lot west of the Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave., Lisle. Visit villageoflisle.org.
Wheaton French Market: Held at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays to Nov. 10 in the municipal parking lot at Main Street and Liberty Drive in Wheaton. Visit wheaton.il.us.
We Grow Dreams Garden Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 29 at Freedom Commons on Freedom Drive, between I-88 Naperville exit and Diehl Road, Naperville. Visit freedomcommons.com.
Glen Ellyn Farmers Market: Held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays May 25 to Oct. 26 in the Main Street parking lot in downtown Glen Ellyn, between Hillside and Duane Streets. Visit glenellynchamber.com.
Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 26, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27 at the DuPage Fairgrounds, Wheaton. Demonstrations, dealers and jewelry exhibits and children’s activities. Tickets are $5. Visit dupagecountyfair.org.
Lockport Cruise Nights: Classic car show from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays May 31 to Sept. 6 along Lockport Street in Plainfield. www.mainstreetplainfield.org.
Kane County Flea Market: Flea markets take place the first weekend of the month from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Randall Road and Route 64, St. Charles. Featuring antiques, collectibles and hundreds of dealers. Admission is $5 each day; children under 12 are free. Call (630) 377-2252. Visit www.kanecountyfleamarket.com.
M-Pact: Oswego Foundation For Educational Excellence presents family oriented shows M-Pact at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 as part of our fundraising campaign for 2011-2012. Tickets are $18. At 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego. Visit oswegofoundation.org/current-events.html.
Monarch Chapter Beer Can and Breweriana Show: The next show is at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at American Legion Post 76 in Carol Stream. Admission is $2. At 570 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Tables are $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Call Alan Bormann at (630) 305-8618 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
St. Charles Fine Arts Festival: Juried show with 100 fine artists. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 26, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27 at Riverside Avenue between Route 64 and Illinois Avenue. Free. Visit stcharlesfineartshow.com.
Taste of Wheaton: Celebrate Wheaton from 4 to 10 p.m. May 31 and June 1, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 2, 1 to 8 p.m. June 3 at Memorial Park, Wheaton. Free admission, fees for attractions. Visitwheatonparkdistrict.com.
After Hours Film Society: “The Kid With a Bike,” June 11. At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
Paramount Classic Monday Movies: “Top Gun” (1986), 7 p.m. May 28. “The Birds” (1963), 7 p.m. June 4. Admission is 80 cents. At the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena. Visit paramountaurora.com.
Copley Cinematheque: “Tell No One,” (R) 8:30 p.m. June 12, during Taste of Aurora. $8 for non-members and $5 for members. At the Copley Theatre, in North Island Center at 8 E. Galena. Visit paramountaurora.com/20110921cineastes.php.
Elgin Short Film Festival: We encourage all interested filmmakers to apply and experience the art of short cinema at The Hemmens Cultural Center. Deadline is Aug. 17. At 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Tickets to the screening are $5. Call (847) 931-5900 or visit hemmens.org/annualfilmfestival.
Lucy’s Music Cafe: Come to Lucy’s Cafe for music at 8:30 p.m. June 22 at Raue Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25, $20 in advance. Ages 18+. At 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Call (815) 356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.
“Ah, Wilderness!”: The Theatre of Western Springs presents this Eugene O’Neill classic May 31 to June 10. Tickets are $18 and $20. Free parking. At 4384 Hampton Ave. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit theatreofwesternsprings.com.
“Beyond Therapy”: The Village Theatre Guild of Glen Ellyn presents this comedy May 25 to June 16. Tickets are $18. At Park Blvd. and Butterfield Road. Call (630) 469-8230 or visit villagetheatreguild.org.
“Hairspray”: The musical will be presented at Drury Lane Theatre to June 17. Show tickets are $20 to $46. Lunch and dinner theater packages are $49.75 to $68. At 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“Leading Ladies”: The slapstick comedy is performed weekends to June 3 at Steel Beam Theatre. Tickets are $23-$25. At 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit SteelBeamTheatre.com.
Letters Home — A Memorial Day Remembrance: Actors from Fox Valley Rep will recite soldiers’ letters written to friends and family during their time of service. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. May 25 and 26. Tickets are $20. Veterans get 50% with ID. At 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342, or visit foxvalleyrep.org.
“Ravenscroft”: Oswego Playhouse presents this play to May 27 at the Tap House Grill, 123 Washington St., Oswego. Play tickets are $10. Call (630) 554-3618 or visit Oswegoil.org.
“Route 66”: The jukebox musical runs to June 10 at the Copley Theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets are $29. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit ParamountAurora.com.
“Some Enchanted Evening:” Held at 8 p.m. May 31 to June 7 and 2 p.m. June 14 and 28; and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays to July 2 at Fox Valley Repertory Theatre in St. Charles. Tickets are $32 to $42. At 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342 or foxvalleyrep.org.
“Tuesdays with Morrie”: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble will be performing the inspirational story to May 27 at McAninch Arts Center Theatre 2. Tickets are $31-$33. At 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit atthemac.org.
Yorkville’s Follies Theatre: Comedy Improv weekends, $28 to $32. “Social Security,” to May 27. “Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs,” (Theatre for Children) to June. At 217 South Bridge Street, Yorkville. Call (630) 385-2535 or visit folliestheatre.com.
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