Summer Naomi Smart and Bernie Yvon in “Mary Poppins” performed through Jan. 1 at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.
DANDELION GALLERY: 109 S. Genesee St., Waukegan. (224) 430-9975; www.dandeliongallery.org. “Look Closer: Observation Through Alternate Techniques,” a photographic art show by Tom Biegalski, will be on display through Nov. 8. Biegalski’s photographic art is about exploration of common subjects using different techniques to reveal hidden aspects and connections between them. His experience as a scientist is helpful with the analytical and technical aspects of photography. This also helps him develop new ideas for subjects and techniques to explore. Much of his work focuses on very small subjects and macro photography.
LAKE COUNTY DISCOVERY MUSEUM: Lakewood Forest Preserve, Route 176 and Fairfield Road, near Wauconda. (847) 968-3400; LCFPD.org/CharleyHarper. Experience the whimsical world of popular nature illustrator and artist Charley Harper (1922-2007) at “Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper” exhibition on display through Feb. 16. Over 20 prints, serigraphs and illustrations highlight Harper’s signature realistic minimalism style of portraying natural elements and wildlife. The exhibit also includes interactive art activities such as large-scale puzzles, tangrams and rubbing stations to make your very own prints and is a nationally touring exhibition organized by the Virginia Living Museum. Join museum educators for a variety of specially-designed public programs and in-gallery activities throughout the run of the exhibition. Also, guided tours, hikes and art lessons for all ages.
RACINE ART MUSEUM: 441 Main St. (262) 619-3543. RAM Artist Fellowship Inaugural Exhibition showcases the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts community and will be on display through Nov. 30. This exhibition is a series of solo shows featuring the work of four Racine and Kenosha area artists: Jerrold Belland, Doug DeVinny, Kimberly Greene, and Kathleen Laybourn representing a diverse range of styles and media. Also, on display through Nov. 30 is Close to Home: Local Artists from RAM’s Collection and Collection Focus: John Wilde.
RE-INVENT GALLERY: 202 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest. (847) 494-4804 or (224) 572-7471. A Dia de los Muertos exhibit titled “Re-Live” will feature the work of Amy Lynn Ross, Katrina Davis-Salazar, and Becca Zastany through Nov. 9. While the theme of this exhibit is “Day of the Dead,” the imagery of the artworks included are not limited to skulls and skeletons. All work will be for sale. For more information, call (847) 494-4804 or (224) 572-7471.
ROBERT T. WRIGHT COMMUNITY GALLERY OF ART: College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. (847) 543-2240; http://gallery.clcillinois.edu. Recent Works 2013 exhibit on display through Nov. 10. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
WAUKEGAN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 128 N. County St. (847) 623-2041; www.waukeganpl.org. In celebration of October’s Illinois Archives Month, a traveling exhibit on loan from the archives of the Waukegan History Museum entitled, “Slit Skirts and Voting: Waukegan Women in 1913” will be on display through Nov. 4. This year marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote in Illinois. The exhibit tells the story of the changing role of women in society in 1913.
DOWNTOWN GRAYSLAKE: Centennial Plaza, corner of Center and Whitney streets. www.grayslakefarmersmarket.com. Grayslake Farmers Market open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 21. Enjoy Ernie and his keyboard entertainment, Hula-Hoop with the kids, watch Amber create her balloon art and have some great family fun. Also, bring the dog for a treat courtesy of Maggie’s Munchies.
LAMBS FARM: Route 176 and I-94 in Green Oaks, near Libertyville. (847) 362-5050. Farmyard open daily from 10 am. to 5 p.m. Meet Miss Wiggles, the 600-pound pig with a strong love for Bavarian Crème donuts and naps. Hang out in the petting zoo with goats, sheep and lambs. Check out the llamas, alpacas, cows, horses, ducks and more, and visit the new family additions — the mini cows, goats and horse. Take a ride on the old-fashioned carousel or the train or challenge your friends and family to a round of mini golf. MAINSTREET LIBERTYVILLE: On Milwaukee Avenue, downtown from the Metra station to Broadway and on Cook, Church and Lake. (847) 680-0336 www.mainstreetlibertyville.org. Celebrate the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m.
CUNEO MUSEUM AND GARDENS: 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills. (847) 362-3042; www.luc.edu/cuneo. Complimentary admission for visitors who are interested in a tour are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month through December.
GREAT LAKES NAVAL MUSEUM: Building 42, 610 Farragut Ave., Great Lakes. (847) 688-3154, www.history.navy.mil/glnm. On display is From Hardtack to Chili Mac: Food in the United States Navy. Learn about what sailors eat and how that has changed over time as the Navy has incorporated new foods to reflect changing technology, growing diversity, and a greater understanding of nutrition.
KENOSHA HISTORY CENTER: 200 51st Place. (262) 654-5770. Two new exhibits display the early years of the Kenosha Police Department
from 1885 through 1970s. One exhibit features the March 31, 1919 robbery of the American Brass Company that led to the killing of the Kenosha Police Officer, Antonio Pingitore. Officer Pingitore was the first Kenosha Police Department officer killed in the line of duty.
These exhibits will be on display through March 31. Also, a new exhibit on display is Fraternal Organizations. Featured is the The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Masons (Freemasons) and the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Shriners). This exhibit will be on display until Jan. 31.
KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM: 5500 First Ave. (262) 653-4140. Exquisite Miniatures will be on display through Jan. 5. Birds and Mammals of North America on display through 2013. The Campaigns of ‘63: Gettysburg and Vicksburg on display through March 2014. From Hugo to Houdini: The Art of Brian Selznick will be on display through Jan. 7.
APPLE HOLLER: 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, Wis. (800) 238-3629; www.appleholler.com. Join the “Star Trek” crew in “Beam Me Up, Scotty — She Hollered!” will be performed through Nov. 16. Dinner theater tickets are $49.34.
CHRISTIAN ARTS AUDITORIUM: Christ Community Church, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion. (847) 516-2298; www.spotlight.org. Spotlight Youth Theater presents “Hercules” at 2 and 6 p.m. Nov. 2 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets are $9-12 in advance and $11-14 at the door.
CLOCKWISE THEATRE: 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. (800) 838-3006 or www.clockwisetheatre.org. The Midwestern premiere of “Carnegie Hill” will be performed through Nov. 10. The witty, fast-paced comedy set inside the competitive, high-stakes urban real estate market. Written by Dorian Palumbo and directed by Wayne Mell, Carnegie Hill follows eight women realtors as they navigate the rocky terrain between ambition and personal ethics, leaving no tactic untried and no retort unhurled. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20. Group rates are available.
MARRIOTT THEATRE: Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com. “Mary Poppins” will be performed through Jan. 1. The musical, based on P.L. Travers’ beloved stories and the classic Disney film, features a magical score and thrilling dancing. Most performances are 1 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $40-55.
PM&L THEATRE: 877 Main St. (847) 395-3055; www.pmltheatre.com. Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and at 8 and 11 p.m. Nov. 2. See the stage musical that spawned the cult-classic movie. Tickets are $10-16.