Lake County News Sun Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us (Editor) Lake County News Sun 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Ideal picnic fare for a summer of concerts under the stars at Ravinia ]]> Lead story image

Enjoying a picnic while listening to a concert under the stars at Ravinia is quintessential summer in Chicago. Some suggestions for the perfect festival feast. ]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:56:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Sting navigates the waters of Broadway musicals with ‘The Last Ship’ ]]> Lead story image

At the age of 62, Sting has returned to the world of Wallsend, England, — spinning his first Broadway musical by way of a quasi-autobiographical story. ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:46:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Here & Now ]]> Lead story image

Antioch Walk: The Antioch Club will present its annual Garden Walk from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21. It will feature 6 beautiful home gardens nestled in Antioch residential area and near the border. It’s a self-guided tour. Visitors can buy tickets with gardens’ description and map on it at several locations near downtown Antioch. The gardens are all located three-mile radius of downtown. Every garden has its unique and interesting aspects. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the event. Details, Concert: “It’s Thursday” concert with Alex and the Allstars at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at William E. Brook Memorial Entertainment Center, 902 Skidmore Drive. Details, (847) 395-2160. Deerfield Concert and breakfast: “Jazz at Sunrise” will be held at 9 a.m. June 17 at Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St. Rose Colella Trio will accompany the morning buffet of breakfast. Cost is $18 for member and $22 for no members. Registration required by June 20. Details, (847) 940-4010 or email Grayslake Exhibit: The exhibit titled Hanging It Up by Steven Jones and Jane Ellefson will be on display June 27 through July 25 at the College of Lake County’s Robert T. Wright Gallery, 9351 W. Washington St. CLC gallerists, Jones and Ellefson are retiring in June. This farewell exhibit will feature still-life paintings by both artists. The free opening reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. June 27. Details, (847) 543-2240 or visit Gurnee Party: Victorian Tea Part will be held at noon June 21 at The Button Room Museum, 4072 Old Grand Ave. Dress up with friends and family and join in the fun of an outdoor tea party. Fee of $15 includes tea, finger foods and desserts, a party favor and a day at the museum. Reservations required. Details, (224) 399-9870 or Movie: Simon Kidgits Club members are invited to enjoy a free animated film, “The Nut Job,” at 10 a.m. June 22-23 and 25 at Gurnee Marcus Cinema 20 at Gurnee Mills, I 94 and Grand Avenue. Details, (847) 648-5462. Concert: Jim Gill and his band perform as part of the Gurnee Park District’s Children’s Concert Series, 10:30-11:15 a.m. June 24 at Viking Park Bandshell, 4374 Old Grand Ave. He has a wide variety of material to draw from having recorded six CDs and written a couple of books. Details, (847) 623-7788 or Concert: American English, Beatles tribute band, will perform at 7 p.m. June 26 at Viking Park Banshell. Details, (847) 599-3774 or Highland Park Celebration: Head to Max’s Delicatessen and Restaurant June 21 for free sangria all day to kick off the beginning of summer at 191 Skokie Valley Road. To make reservations for the summer solstice sangria party, call (847) 831-0600. Highwood Festival: Highwood Days with Taste of Summer will hold three days of carnival-style family fun from 5 to 11 p.m. June 17, from 1 to 11 p.m. June 28 and from 1 to 9 p.m. June 29 in Everts Park, 111 North Ave. The event will feature tastes of the North Shore, live music, a beer garden, and plenty of new and exciting carnival rides for all ages. Details, (847) 433-2100 or Kenosha Salute: Join the Civil War Museum for the annual “A Salute to Freedom” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at 5400 First Avenue, K. The theme of this year’s event is an 1864 Encampment & Soldiers Aid Fair. The fair includes fashion and quilt displays, history and art exhibits, musical entertainment, a pie auction, photo opportunities and lots of hands-on family activities. Also, non-perishable food and household items are requested to fill the museum’s covered wagon. Donations will benefit the Milwaukee Homeless Veteran’s Initiative. Details, (262) 653-4141 or Exhibits: Featured artists of the month are Dale Mellor, Melissa Pierson and Beth Dary through June 29 at Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace, Inc., 4601 Sheridan Road. Details, (262) 605-4745. Lake Bluff Festival: Artists on the Bluff and the Lake County Art League hold their 14th annual Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 and 22 on the Village Green in downtown, steps from the Lake Bluff Metra train station. Work from over 30 local artists is featured, along with great music, performance, art activities for all ages and food. On Saturday, artists will create plein air images of Lake Bluff while the public watches. Details, and Libertyville Concert: John Primer, “The Real Deal” Chicago blues man, will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Independence Grove, 16400 W. Buckley Road. Free. Parking is $6 after 5 p.m. Details, (847) 968-3113. Concert: The Village Band performs at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the rose garden in Cook Park, on Milwaukee Avenue, between Cook Avenue and Church Street. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music. Details, (847) 362-2430. Lindenhurst Concert: New Invaders will perform at 6:30 June 25 at Mallard Ridge Park. 110 Robincrest Lane. If concert is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. Details, (847) 356-6011. Mundelein Bike Rodeo: Ray’s Bike & Mower Bike Rodeo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. June 22 at Ray’s Bike & Mower, 612 E. Hawley St. The event includes BMX stunt team performances by Division Stunt Team, bike safety lessons, MPD bike registration, obstacle courses, bike decorating and free lunch. Every child who enters will receive a free raffle ticket for the chance to win a brand new bike and other various prizes. Details, (847) 968-3783 or Fundraiser: The Boy Scout Troop 198 will hold its annul Rummage Sale from 5 p.m. to midnight June 26, from 8 a.m. to midnight June 27-28 and from 8 a.m. to noon June 29 at St. Andrew Church, 10 S. Lake St., Route 45 and Courtland Avenue. There will be over 3 Semi-truck Loads worth of things to choose from including electronic, furniture, sporting goods, golf clubs, bikes, houseware, clothes, toys and more. Details, Round Lake Open house: Prairie Grass Nature Museum Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to no0n June 21 at Hart’s Hill Park, 761 W. Hart Road. Spend the morning celebrating the Museum with live bats, nature activities, games and giveaways. Details,, (847) 740-9823 or Performance: The Summer Repertory Theatre will present Disney’s “High School Musical” at 10:30 a.m. June 25, at 7 p.m. June 27 and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 28 at Park School Campus, 400 W. Townline Road. This production is performed by students, ages 8-16. Tickets are $5 and free for children age 2 and under. Details, (847) 546-8558. Vernon Hills Concert: Spoken Four will perform at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Memorial Arbortheater, 50 N. Fairway Drive. In bad weather, concerts will be at Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive. Details, visit Wauconda Fest: Waucaonda Fest will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. June 26, from 5 to 11 p.m. June 27, from 1 to 11 p.m. June 28 nd from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 29 at Cook Park, 600 N. Main St. Bring friends and family out for carnival ride specials, Taste of Wauconda, wine tasting tent, tie-dye tent, annual Car Show, 5k/10k Race, Wauconda Fest has Talent and more. Details, (847) 526-3610 or Waukegan Give-away: The annual Great Giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at Waukegan Church of Christ, 909 Golf Road. Everything is free. Details, (847) 872-1926. Celebration: Your This and That Shop, an upscale resale shop, will hold its 2-year anniversary celebration from 3 to 9 p.m. June 21 at 114 N. Genesee St. as part of the monthly Artwauk. A free item will be given to the first 100 customers and each customer will be entered into a drawing for two $100 gift certificate. Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a magician, liver entertainment with the Dan Dubow Show, hot dogs, art demonstrations and more. Details, (224) 440-6845. Celebration: The College of Lake County will hold its annual Juneteenth Conference and Expo from noon to 6 p.m. June 21 at the corner of Madison Avenue and Genesee Street. It represents the joy of freedom and is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery. It will salute African American contributions to art, education, music and dance, and include celebration of family, community and culture with inspiration, food, information and merchandise vendors, main stage performances, children’s activities, the CLC history tent and more. Details, (847) 543-2300 or Concert: Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble will perform at noon June 27 in the courtyard at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. Details, (847) 623-2041 or Zion Concert: Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band will perform at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Zion Park District Bandshell, adjacent to the Zion Leisure Center, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive. Details, (847) 746-5500. McHenry Celebration: McHenry’s annual “Day at Petersen Farm” on will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22, at 4112 McCullom Lake Road, one mile West of Route 31. Celebrate memories of the fabulous 1950’s and remember Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, American Bandstand and color TV. The day will feature hula hoops, Doo Wop and automobile tail fins. Parking and admission are free. Vendors will be available with refreshments. Also, visitors will enjoy hayrides and children’s games, fram animals, live music, magician, period furniture, crafts demonstrations and farm equipment displays. Details, (815) 385-0191 or Pleasant Prairie Carnival: Jelly Belly Summer Carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 26-28 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 29 at 10100 Jelly Belly Lane. There will be carnival rides, midway games and Buttered Popcorn tastings to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the flavor. Details, (262) 947-3800 or Woodstock Walk: Woodstock Garden Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 in downtown. Stroll through 6 gardens and get inspired. Enjoy the beautiful landscaping surrounding Woodstock’s historic downtown district before or after the walk. The award winning Farmer’s Market is held downtown from 8 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 the day of the walk. Tickets and maps available the day of the event at the Springhouse in the Woodstock Square. All gardens are within a ten-minute drive of the Square. Details, ]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:40:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Program opens North Shore gardens to the public ]]> Lead story image

Seven private and public gardens from Evanston to Lake Forest will welcome visitors through the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program on June 22. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:30:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Artist, photographer to exhibit at ArtWauk ]]> Lead story image

An opening reception for “Colorful Communications,” an art show by Kim Rahal, and Eye Menagerie,” a photographic art show by Nicole Romany, will be from 5 to 9 p.m., June 21 as part of the monthly ArtWauk in Waukegan. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:30:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ War, Average White Band set to perform at Genesee ]]> Lead story image

Conquering fans with its unique sound, and scoring chart hits with songs like “Low Rider,” and “Cisco Kid,” War continues to record and tour, releasing its first studio album in 20 years (“Evolutionary”), and makes a concert stop at the Genesee Theatre on Saturday, June 21. ]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:33:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ 5 Things to do ]]> Lead story image

Great Lakes All Terrier Association Dog Show will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 and Little Fort Kennel Club Dog Show will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 at Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. ]]> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:18:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Some Ravinia season highlights ]]> Lead story image

Here are some of what’s in store this season at the Ravinia Festival. For the complete schedule, visit June 16: John Legend; pavilion, 8 p.m. June 18-19: OneRepublic, with The Script; pavilion, 6:30 p.m. June 22: Daryl Hall & John Oates; pavilion, 7 p.m. June 23: Juilliard String Quartet; Martin Theatre, 8 p.m. June 25: Cat Power, with Rufus Wainwright; pavilion, 7 p.m. July 1: “American Idol Live”; 7 p.m. July 2: Maxwell; pavilion; 8 p.m. July 7: Emerson String Quartet; Martin Theatre; 8 p.m. July 16: Midori, Mozart & Brahms program; Martin Theatre, 8 p.m. July 21: Matt … ]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:56:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Judas Priest tribute band at Brat Stop ]]> Lead story image

Sin after Sin will perform at 9 p.m. May 17 at the Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. (Highway 50), Kenosha, Wis. ]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 06:23:49 -0500 <![CDATA[ Hands are for clapping at a Jim Gill concert ]]> Lead story image

You’ll be playing with your kids when Jim Gill and his band perform as part of the Gurnee Park District’s Children’s Concert Series, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 24 at Viking Park Bandshell, 4374 Old Grand Ave. Gill has frequently performed in this series and always draws a crowd — one year over 500 people attended. They come because they know they’ll have fun. “My songs are really games,” Gill explained. “Over the years, I’ve called it Music Play. There are hand-clapping songs, there are guess the rhyme songs. Everybody’s singing along and everybody’s dancing together.” Gill will perform such fan … ]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:52:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Datebook ]]> Lead story image

Libertyville Days will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 13 and 14; and from 1-6 p.m. on June 15 in downtown. ]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:52:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Here & Now ]]> Lead story image

Zion Nostalgia Days, featuring a car show on Saturday, will be held June 19-22 in downtown. ]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:50:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chicagoing ]]> Lead story image

“A Musical Tribute to the Andrew Sisters” will be performed through July 27 at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. ]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:50:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Pianist Alain Lefèvre to take the stage at Ravinia June 20 ]]> Lead story image

Pianist Alain Lefèvre, will perform at 8 p.m. June 20 at Ravinia. ]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:37:54 -0500èvre-to-take-the-stage-at-ravinia-june-20.htmlèvre-to-take-the-stage-at-ravinia-june-20.html <![CDATA[ Datebook: Art shows paint the June calendar ]]> Lead story image

Vivian Maier: A Photographic Journey will be on display through July 12 at the Art Center Highland Park. Maier has been called one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th Century and the show will include 70 photos. ]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:22:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lake County artists team up for oil and water art show ]]> Lead story image

The work of longtime Lake County artists Sharon Templeton and Alice Winter will be on display from June 12 through Aug. 4 at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park, 39 Jack Benny Drive in Waukegan. ]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:23:22 -0500