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Tow Mater from Disney’s “Cars” will be kids’ night Aug. 14 Rainforest Cafe Gurnee Mills. |

Tow Mater from Disney’s “Cars” will be at kids’ night Aug. 14 at Rainforest Cafe in Gurnee Mills. |

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Updated: September 10, 2013 6:03AM


Concert: Chicago Tribute Anthology will perform Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the William E. Brook bandshell, 902 Skidmore Drive. Details, (847) 395-1000.


Concert: Final Say will perform Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at Mitchell Park, 949 Wilmot Road. Details, (847) 945-0650 or

Concert: Operatic Tenor Christian Ketter performs “Sweet Melody Of Night” Aug. 21 at 7 p.m., with a reception following, at the Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm. Ketter performs classical musical scores from opera and Broadway productions. He will be accompanied by pianist Steven Heliotes. Cost is $8 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is Aug. 14. Details, (847) 940-4010 or

Fox Lake

Car/bike show: Rally by the Lake Car and Bike Show will be held Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. Activities will include vendors, raffles, food booths, music and more. Entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the trophy presentation will be at 3 p.m. Details, (847) 587-7474 or


Fest: Summer Days will be held Aug. 16 from 5 p.m. to midnight and Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to midnight at the municipal parking lot, Center Street and Seymour Avenue. Activities will include music, carnival games, food vendors, business booth area and more. The Bike and Pet Parade will be Aug. 17 at noon and line up begins at 10 a.m. on Slusser Street. A parade, with the theme “Dancing With the Stars in Grayslake,” will be held Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. beginning at Grayslake Central High School, 400 N. Lake St. to Center St. to festival site. Details, (847) 223-6888 or


Concert: The Carl Davis Band will perform ’50s and ’60 Chicago blues Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. at Grandwood Park Park District’s Lake Park shelter on Grandwood Drive, north of Grand Avenue. The group is composed of students from Highland Park High School. Details, (847) 356-0008 or

Kids night: Children and their parents are invited to attend a special kids’ night Aug. 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rainforest Cafe in Gurnee Mills, 6170 Grand Ave. Children will eat for just $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entrée. The event night will feature a magician, balloon twisting, face painting, games, raffles, temporary tats, crafts and more. Also, Volo Auto Museum will bring Tow Mater from Disney’s “Cars.” Details, (847) 855-7800 or

Lake Forest

Performance: “Synesthesia,” merging performance, structure, sound and light will be presented Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Ragdale Ring, west lawn of Ragdale house, 1230 N. Green Bay Road. It is curated by Ragdale resident artists Barbara Cooper, sculptor, and Petra Bachmaier, light/video artist. All performances take place in the Ragdale Ring, the dramatic, open-air performance venue. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors and free for 12 and under. Details, (847) 234-1063 or


Concert: Samadhi Vibe will perform Aug. 10 at 10 p.m. and Shinebox will perform Aug. 16 at 10 p.m. at The Cubby Bear North, 21661 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are $5 and $7, respectively. Details, (847) 541-4700 or

Musical: “9 to 5” will be performed Aug. 14 through Oct. 20 at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive. Performances are 1 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays. This hilarious musical from Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton features the hit title song, “What a Way to Make a Living,” and Tony Award-nominated score. The musical is the story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. When three unlikely friends take control of the office and put their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss in his place, they learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Tickets are $40-48 with dinner packages available. Details, (847) 634-0200 or


Concert: Chicago Outskirts will perform Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Kracklauer Park, 100 N. Seymour Ave. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. No reservations needed. Parking available. In case of bad weather, it will be relocated to Santa Maria del Popolo Parish Center on Route 45. Details, 847-566-0650 or

Vernon Hills

Concert: Gone Country will perform Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens lawns, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave. Bring your own chairs, blankets, food and beverages. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. Cost is $20 per car. Details, (847) 362-3042 or


Tours: The Waukegan History Museum of the Waukegan Park District and the Waukegan Historical Society will hold a free guided walking tour titled “Waukegan’s Civil War Sites” Aug. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Plaza on the southwest corner of Washington and West streets in Washington Park. Learn the history of Waukegan relating to the time of the Civil War (1861-1865) while walking the streets. The reactions to the start of the war, local war efforts, famous local soldiers as well as events leading up to the war, including the Underground Railroad and Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Waukegan, will be highlighted. Also, a walking tour titled “Discover Bowen Park” will be held Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. beginning at Waukegan History Museum, 1917 N. Sheridan Road in Bowen Park and concludes with a tour of Lilac Cottage. Dress accordingly with comfortable walking shoes and bring something to drink. Tours will be cancelled if raining or other inclement weather. To register call (847) 360-4740 or visit

Bowen Blues: Local blues band, The Rockin’ Aces will invite local bands to join them Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Morrison Picnic Center in Bowen Park, 1800 N. Sheridan Road. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be held in the Jack Benny Center. Details, (847) 360-4740 for updates.

Concert: Disregarded Stars will perform Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Stiner Pavilion, 201 E. Sea Horse Drive. Tickets are $5. Details, (847) 757-7562.

Poetry: Poetry in the Park will be Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Park, 520 S. McAlister Ave. An open microphone will be available. Details, (847) 360-4740 or

Performance: “Now Hear This,” a Broadway musical review presented by T.E.A., Ltd. (Theatre, Education and the Arts), will be performed Aug. 16-17 at 8 p.m. at Three Brothers Theatre, 113 N. Genesee St. It will feature songs from Broadway shows — old and new. There will be a raffle of signed Broadway posters, playbills and other “Broadway Bling” and lots of surprises and fun. All proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Tickets are $15 or $20 with 5 raffle tickets. Details, (847) 984-2491 or

Wilmot, Wis.

Fair: The 93rd annual Kenosha County Fair will be held Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Aug. 15-17 from 8 a.m. to midnight and Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds, 30820 111th St. Theme will be “Harvest the Fair.” There will be food, carnival rides, entertainment, shows, contests, demolition derby and more. Details, (262) 862-6121 or

Winthrop Harbor

Fest: HarborFest will be held Aug. 10 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Schlader Recreation Center at 38 Acres, 2700 9th St. The event will include car show, fishing contest, crafters, food vendors, beer tent, face painting, DJ laser-light show and music. Car show registration is $10 and trophies will be awarded at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Details,


Festival: Woodstock Mozart Festival will be held Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. at Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren. Featured will be Igor Gruppman, violinist and conductor and Vesna Gruppman, viola. Pre-concert introductions will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-52. Details, (815) 338-5300 or


Concert: Country Tradition will perform Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at Zion Park bandshell, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive. Details, (847) 746-5500 or

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