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Village Theatre Guild: Auditions for “Love Song” will be held at Jan. 22 at Village Theatre Guild in Glen Ellyn. At 2 S 720 Park Blvd. (Park & Butterfield), Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 469-6248 or visit

Theatre-on-the-Hill: The Bolingbrook theater company is holding auditions for “God of Carnage” at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 at Bolingbrook’s Performing Arts stage, 375 W. Briarcliff. Call (630) 908-2538 or visit

Yorkville’s Follies Theatre: There’s an audition call for performers at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at 217 South Bridge Street, Yorkville, Call (630) 385-2535 or visit


Anderson’s Bookshops: Marissa Meyer (“Cinder”) and Megan Miranda (“Fracture”), reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Two Doors East. Christopher Paul Curtis, “The Mighty Miss Malone,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Naperville. Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman, “Why We Broke Up,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Jan. 24, Naperville. Laura Lee Guhrke (“Trouble at the Wedding”) and Julie Ann Long (“How the Marquess Was Won”), reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Naperville. Gene Wojciechowski, “The Last Great Game,” reading anf booksigning, 7 p.m. Jan. 26, 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

Barnes and Noble: At the Promenade Center, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Call (630) 783-0009 or visit

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


“Swan Lake”: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents “Swan Lake” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at The Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet. Tickets are $23 to $48. At 102 N. Chicago St. Call 815-726-6600 or visit


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 younger than 12 are admitted free. Call (630) 377-2252. Visit


Bridal Expo 2012: Hosted by David Tutera, wedding expert and host of “My Fair Wedding” at the Rialto Square Theatre on Jan. 22. Brides-to-be can do all of their wedding planning in one day. Tickets are $35-$50 for expo and show; $15 for expo only. At 15 E. Van Buren St., Joliet. Call (815) 726-7171 or visit

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream: New princesses Rapunzel and Tiana join Cinderella in an all-star ice skating show Jan. 25-29 at the Allstate Arena. Tickets are $15-$75. At 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit


Westmont Frozen Film Festival: The 1st festival is calling for entries. It will be at 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 and 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Community Center, 75 E. Richmond, and the Senior Center, 55 E. Richmond. The early bird entry fee is to Jan. 31. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 20. Call (630) 969-8080 or visit

After Hours Film Society: The nonprofit group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Schedule: Werner Herzog’s penetrating documentery, “Into the Abyss,” Jan. 23. At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit

ECC Film Series: Screenings are held in the Elgin Community College Arts Center, Room VPA 191D, on the ECC Main Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Visit

AU Film Series: “Days of Wine and Roses” is part of the Aurora University 2011-2012 film series at 7 p.m. Jan. 31, in Perry Theatre in the Aurora Foundation Center at 1305 Kenilworth Place. Free. Call (630) 844-4924 or visit


CoffeeHouse Concerts Winter Series: Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren’s winter concert series resumes at 7 to 9 p.m. Jan 20 with Elgin’s own Fox River Trio, a folk band headed by First Congregational Church Pastor Paris Donehoo. At 780 W. Highland Ave., Elgin. Call (847) 741-5124 or visit

Millikin University Choir: The nationally recognized Millikin University Choir from Decatur will perform a concert at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 as part of their annual winter tour. Tickets are not required, but a freewill offering will be accepted. At 1310 Shepherd Dr., Naperville. Call (217) 424-6350 or email

Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz: “An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz” is at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 in NCC’s Madden Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. At 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit

Gospel Extravaganza: A collection of choirs will perform when NCC presents its 24th annual Gospel Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in Pfeiffer Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. At 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 637-7469 or

Phil Fortenberry: Piano soloist and improvisational artist Philip Fortenberry will perform in a show titled “Give My Regards” at NCC at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 in Madden Theatre. Tickets are $25-$30. At 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit

Glen Campbell: A second Glen Campbell concert has been added at the Rialto Square Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Tickets are $29 to $78. Tickets are still available for the Jan. 26 show. At 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call (815) 726-6600 or visit

Lucy’s Music Cafe: Come to Lucy’s Cafe for music at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 27 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

Joel Adams: An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Joel Adams perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit


“Bad Seed”: Wheaton Drama presents “Bad Seed” from Jan. 27-Feb. 19 at Wheaton Drama Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Tickets are $13-$16. Call (630) 260-1820 or visit

“A Chorus Line”: Paramount Theatre’s Broadway Series current show is “A Chorus Line,” playing through Feb. 5. Tickets are $34.90 to $46.90. At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit

“Gypsy”: “Gypsy” will be presented to April 1 at Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook Terrace. Lunch and dinner tickets are $49.75 to $68. At 100 Drury Lane. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit

“Leaving Iowa”: Elgin Theatre Company will present “Leaving Iowa,” from to Jan. 29 at the Kimball Street Theater in Elgin. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth. At Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin. Call (847) 741-0532, email us at or visit

“Moon Over Buffalo”: The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents “Moon Over Buffalo” to Feb. 12 in the McAninch Arts Center Theatre 2. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $23 to $33. At 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-4000, or visit

“Moonlight and Magnolias”: See the comedy behind “Gone with the Wind” to March 11 at Fox Valley Repertory Theatre in St. Charles. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, at 2 p.m. Sundays at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa. Check for special showtimes. Tickets are $32. At 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Tickets are $32. Call (630) 584-6342 or

“Murderer”: Steel Beam Theatre’s production of the dark comedic thriller “Murderer” will keep audiences on the edge of their seats to Feb. 5. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for students/seniors. Call (630) 587-8521 or

“Rumors”: Village Theater Guild will present Neil Simon’s comedic farce “Rumors” from Jan. 20 to Feb. 11 at the VTG Theater. Tickets are $18. Thursday night performances have been added to the Friday-Saturday schedule. At the corner of Park Boulevard and Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 469­‐8230 or visit

“Sly Fox”: The Theatre of Western Springs will perform “Sly Fox” by Larry Gelbart to Jan. 29 in its Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $20. At 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit

“Tad in 5th City”: Mpaact’s “Tad in 5th City” will be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts, Tickets are $30 to $39. At 1 University Parkway, University Park. Call (708) 235-2222.

“When Did You Last See My Trousers?”: The latest farce will be presented by the Riverfront Playhouse Jan. 20 to Feb. 25. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $12 to $15. At 11-13 South Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora. Call (630) 897-9496.

Yorkville’s Follies Theatre: Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. “Swingin’ At The Stardust--Vintage Vegas!” plays through March. Tickets are $28-32. At 217 South Bridge Street, Yorkville. Call (630) 385-2535 or visit

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” opens Feb. 10 at Raue Center for the Arts. Tickets are $33, $36 and $39. All ages. A WSREP Production. At 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Call (815) 356-9212 or visit

The Jason Bishop Show: Oswego Foundation For Educational Excellence presents family oriented shows as part of our fundraising campaign for 2011-2012. Tickets are $18 for each show or $45 for three shows. Remaining shows are The Jason Bishop Show, 8 p.m. March 24 and M-Pact, 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Show are at 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego. Visit

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