Arts and entertainment calendar for Feb. 28
Updated: March 11, 2013 5:16PM
“All of Orestes”
Performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 and 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. March 2 at Lake Forest College’s Hixon Hall on South Campus, 555 N. Sheridan Road , Lake Forest. $7; $3 students and seniors. To reserve tickets, e-mail email@example.com.
Presented by Piccolo Theatre March 15-May 11 at the Evanston Arts Depot, 600 Main St., Evanston. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $25; $22 seniors; $15 students; $12.50 for previews, March 15-17.Call (847) 424-0089 or visit www.piccolotheatre.com.
“Everything is Illuminated”
Presented by Next Theatre through March 31 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. $30-$40; $15-$20 young adult (age 25 and younger) and students. Visit www.nexttheatre.org.
“The Glass Menagerie”
Presented by CenterStage in Lake Forest March 8-23 at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Ave., Lake Forest. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Talkbacks follow the Sunday matinees. $20, $15 students and seniors in advance; $25 at the door. Visit www.centerstagelakeforest.org or call (847) 234-6062.
“God of Carnage”
Through March 10 at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays; Wednesday matinee at 1 p.m. March 6. $37.50, with discounts for seniors, students and matinee performances. Visit www.citadeltheatre.org or call (847) 735-8554.
Presented by BoHo Theatre March 22-April 21 at The Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago (Rogers Park). Curtain at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. $20. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.BoHoTheatre.com.
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
Presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 3, 8 and 9; 7:30 p.m. March 7 and 2 p.m. March 10 at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. $12; $10 students and seniors. The Oakton Educational Foundation will sponsor a special performance to benefit the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund at 8 p.m. March 2; tickets are $20. Call (847) 635-1900.
“Into the Woods”
Presented by teen actors from The Actors Training Center at 10 a.m. March 2 and 9 and 7 p.m. March 10 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $15. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
The political thriller, set in 1930s Russia, will be presented through March 17 at Writers’ Theatre at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. Performances Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (with select 2 p.m. matinees); Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. $35-$70. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
Presented by Purple Crayon Players at 7 p.m. Feb. 28; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. March 1 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 2 in Northwestern University’s McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. $10; $5 students; free for youth under 18.
“Now and Forever: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber”
Through March 17 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. $40-$48, with discounts available for students and seniors. Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
“The Pajama Game”
Through March 3 in Northwestern University’s Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. $30; $27 seniors; $10 students. Visit ww.tic.northwestern.edu or call (847) 491-7282.
“Stones in His Pockets”
Presented by Northlight Theatre March 8-April 14 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. A couple of small town Irishmen hope to hit it big when hired as extras for an epic American movie filming in their scenic County Kerry village. $25-$72; $25-$54 for previews, March 8-14. Student tickets $15, subject to availability. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.northlight.org.
Presented through March 31 at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. $35-$75. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra
Performing at 3 p.m. March 3 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The program includes works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Schubert. $36-$75, with discounts for seniors and youth. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.arsviva.org.
The period-instrument orchestra performs “La Dolce Vita,” a celebration of the music of Arcangelo Corelli, at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $35; $30 senior citizens; $15 students. Call (312) 235-2368 or visit www.baroqueband.org.
Bethel University Chamber Orchestra
Performing at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Village Church of Lincolnshire, 201 N. Riverwoods Road, Lake Forest. Free-will offering. Call (847) 295-7707.
Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. (847) 467-4000. Through March 2: Winter opera, “The Grapes of Wrath.” $18; $8 students.
Benjamin Rivera conducts a cappella music from the 1940s to the present at 8 p.m. March 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St., Evanston. The program includes works by Copland, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and others. $20. Visit www.cantatechicago.org or call (773) 818-3467.
Chicago Chamber Musicians
“Revolutionary Czechoslovakia,” 7:30 p.m. March 17 in Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The program includes works by Janacek and Dvorak. $35-$45. Call (312) 225-5226 or visit www.chicagochambermusic.org.
Dempster St. Pro Musica
Presenting “Northern Lights,” chamber music from Scandinavia, 3 p.m. March 3 at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The program includes works by Grieg, Sibelius and others. $32. Visit www.dempstermusica.org.
Evanston Chapter, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Hosting opera baritone Richard Stillwell, currently a professor at Chicago College of Performing Arts, who will discuss “The Operatic Voice,” 3 p.m. March 24 at the Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave.,Wilmette. Topics include how one becomes an opera star and why some voices last longer. $15; $10 members. Call (847) 328-0158 or (847) 475-5345.
Evanston Symphony Orchestra
“Slavic Favorites,” 2:30 p.m. March 3 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Program features guest soloist Irina Muresanu performing Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A Minor. Tickets in advance are $28, $23 seniors; at the door, $35; $30 seniors. $5 for students, subject to availability; admission is free for ages 12 and younger. Call (847) 864-8804 or visit www.evanstonsymphony.org. Musical Insights, a free lecture program about “Slavic Favorites,” 1:30 p.m. March 1 at the North Shore Retirement Hotel, 1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston.
Four Score Festival
Hosting concerts at 3 p.m. March 3 and 10 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $30; $20 seniors; $10 students, for each concert. The Generation Next Winner’s Concert, 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Nichols Concert Hall, is free. Call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108.
Lake Forest Symphony
“Stormy Tchaikovsky,” 8 p.m. March 15-16 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Pre-concert talks by musicologist Jim Kendros at 7 p.m. $32-$54, with discounts for seniors and students. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org.
Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra
“Magnificent Mozart,” 3:30 p.m. March 3 at Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Ave., Chicago. Free-will donations accepted. Call (312) 409-5670 or visit www.lsso.org.
At Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. (847) 467-4000. March 6, 7:30 p.m.: Clarinetist Steven Cohen will perform with the Lincoln String Quartet. $8; $5 students. March 15, 7:30 p.m.: Concert pianist Kevin Robert Orr performs works by Mozart, Brahms and Barber. $8; $5 students.
Midwest Young Artists Center
878 Lyster Road, Highwood. (847) 926-9898. www.mya.org. March 2, 2:30 p.m.: Cavani String Quartet performs at the Midwest Young Artists Center, Highwood. $5. March 17: MYA’s second annual Chicago Viola Festival at Ravinia, featuring master classes, clinics and performances for violists of all ages and ability levels. Visit www.chicagoviolafestival.mya.org.
Alice Millar Chapel
At Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Information: (847) 491-5441; tickets: (847) 467-4000. March 1, 7:30 p.m.: Australian-born violinist Graeme Jennings will present a concert of music written for him by Bienen School of Music composition students. Free.
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 905-1500. www.musicinst.org. March 23, 7:30 p.m.: “Opus 10 Faculty Extravaganza,” featuring works by Chopin and Brahms. $30; $20 seniors; $10 students.
New Comma Baroque
The period ensemble presents “All the Mornings of the World,” a program of music of the French Baroque, 8 p.m. March 15 at Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston. $15; $10 students. Visit www.renovostrings.org.
“The New” North Shore Chamber Orchestra
Performing at 3:30 p.m. March 17 at The Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge. The program includes works by Strauss, Wagner, Weber and others, including a performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto #1 by Susan Merdinger. Musicologist Kirsten Carithers presents a pre-concert talk at 3 p.m. $15; $5 students. Visit www.northshorechamberorchestra.org or call (847) 864-2288.
North Shore Choral Society
“A Lifetime of Singing,” 3 p.m. March 3 at Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette. Guests include the Evanston Children’s Choir, the North Park University Chamber Singers, and mezzo-soprano Karen Brunssen. $25; $22 seniors; $15 students. Visit www.northshorechoral.org or call (773) 956-8400.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2 p.m.: Two-Piano/Four-Hand Concerts in the auditorium.
Opera in Cinema Series
At the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Featuring film versions of famous operas performed by opera companies throughout the world. $20 per screening. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com. April 28, 2:30 p.m., and April 30, 7 p.m.: “Il Trovatore” by Verdi from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain.
The Orion Ensemble
Presenting “A Voice from Heaven,” featuring soprano Patrice Michaels, 3 p.m. March 17 at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $26; $23 seniors; $10 students; admission is free for children 12 and younger. Call (630) 628-9591 or visit www.orionensemble.org.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
At Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Information: (847) 491-5441; tickets: (847) 467-4000. www.pickstaiger.org. March 22, 7:30 p.m.: Pianist Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations program, “Schubert in the Age of the Sound Bite.” $22; $16 students.
Pilgrim Chamber Players
“String Fantasy,” 3 p.m. March 17 at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The program is mostly Spanish, with two works for solo guitar. $20; $15 seniors; $8 students. A dessert reception follows the concert. Call (847) 433-0972 or visit www.pilgrimplayers.org.
Presenting the “BGH $10 Classics” series in Bennett Gordon Hall on the Ravinia Festival grounds, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. For information or tickets, visit www.ravinia.org or call (847) 266-5100. March 22, 8 p.m.: Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, $10.
Rembrandt Chamber Players
Presenting “Lyrical Dvorak,” 7:30 p.m. March 10 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The program includes Dvorak’s Piano Quintet, and works by Malcolm Arnold and Ginestera. The concert will also showcase the winners of the 18th annual high school competition. $35; $25 young adults. Call (312) 360-3145 or visit www.rembrandtchamberplayers.org.
Segovia Classical Guitar Series
Presented by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music and the Chicago Classical Guitar Society, through April 13. Events will take place in Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, or Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, on the university’s Evanston campus. For tickets, call (847) 491-5441 or visit www.pickstaiger.org. March 1, 7:30 p.m.: Paco Pena’s Flamenco Dance Company will perform the program “Flamenco Vivo” in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. $30; $12 students. March 10, 3 p.m.: Guitarist Vladimir Gorbach will perform works by Giuliani, Scarlatti, Piazzolla and others, in Lutkin Hall. $20; $12 students. April 9, 7:30 p.m.: Guitarist Jason Vieaux will join bandoneon player and accordionist Julien Labro for a program of works by Piazzolla, Albeniz and others, in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. $22; $12 students. April 13, 7:30 p.m.: Brazilian guitar virtuosos Sergio and Odair Assad join Cuban clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera for a program of tangos, sambas and boleros, in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. $28; $12 students.
The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church St., Evanston. (847) 864-1679. www.celticknotpub.com. No cover unless noted otherwise. March 2, 9:30 p.m.: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. March 9-17: Hooley IX 2013, the annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Week. March 9, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Tim O’Shea and Friends (traditional Irish folk music). March 10, 5-8 p.m.: Curt Nilsson and Jill Horwitz (folk). March 11, 8 p.m.-midnight: The Mudflapps (folk/bluegrass). March 12, 7-10 p.m.: Irish music session with Gus and Friends. March 15, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Baal Tinne (traditional Irish music). March 16: Irish dancers from the Sheila Tully Academy of Dance, noon-3 p.m.; Tim O’Shea and Friends, 6-9 p.m.; Mad Bread (folk/bluegrass), 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. March 17: Irish dancers from the Sheila Tully Academy of Dance, noon-3 p.m.; The Public House Band, 4-6 p.m.; The Holy Hour House Band (modern Irish folk), 6:30-8:30 p.m.; One of the Girls (Irish folk), 9 p.m.-midnight.
Ethical Humanist Society Second Saturday Coffeehouse
7574 N. Lincoln Ave. (at Howard), Skokie. (847) 677-3334. www.ethicalhuman.org/coffeehouse. March 9: Folksinger Larry Mesirow performs love ballads, political and satirical songs following 8 p.m. open mic (7:30 p.m. sign-up, any genre, all acoustic). $8.
Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse
682 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park. (847) 926-7434. www.madamezuzus.com. March 1, 8:30-9:45 p.m.: Lakeside Breeze. March 2, 8-9:15 p.m.: The Sipos & Young Band.
Maude Maggart in Concert
Hosted by Northlight Theater at 9 p.m. April 20 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $45; $100 VIP. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.northlight.org.
The Music Theatre Company
1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. (847) 579-4900. www.themusictheatrecompany.org. March 1, 8 p.m.: Actress and singer Christine Mild performs pop, folk and musical theatre songs. $25.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. March 1, 8 p.m.: The Irish Rovers. $48, $58. March 7, 8 p.m.: Indigo Girls with The Shadowboxers. $52, $62. March 14, 8 p.m.: Janis Ian with Livingston Taylor. $42, $50. April 6, 8 p.m.: Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show. $48, $58, $63. April 16, 7:30 p.m.: Aaron Neville. $65, $75.
St. Patrick’s Eve concert
Irish tenor Paddy Homan presents Celtic story and song at 8 p.m. March 16 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.evanstonspace.com. (847) 492-8860. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.: Commander Cody with Heartsfield (country/rock). $17-$30. March 1, 8 p.m.: Crystal Bowersox. March 2, 7 p.m.: Sons of the Never Wrong (folk). $15-$35. March 3, 7 p.m.: Eric Noden and Joe Filisko CD release party (blues). $10/$15. March 5, 7:30 p.m.: Field Report (folk). $10/$15. March 6, 7:30 p.m.: Poncho Sanchez (Latin jazz). $25/$35/$45. March 7, 7:30 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Edie Carey. $12/$15. March 8, 8 p.m.: Shemekia Copeland (blues/soul). $22-$32. March 9, 7 p.m.: Garrison Starr & PJ Pacifico, $20. March 9-10, 8 p.m.: Marc Broussard with Peter Terry & the City Profits (bayou soul). $28/$30. March 12, 7:30 p.m.: Tyrone Wells with Brendan James (folk/pop). $15/$25/$35. March 13, 8 p.m.: Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar with Steve Freund (blues). $12/$15. March 14, 7:30 p.m.: Sara Watkins (folk/bluegrass). $17/$20. March 15, 7 p.m.: Cherish The Ladies (Irish folk). $28-$58. March 15, 7:30 p.m.: Dave Herrero in The Studios at SPACE (blues). $15. March 16, 7 p.m.: Sam Lay in The Studios at SPACE (blues). $30. March 16-17, 8 p.m.: Todd Snider with Dana Cooper (alt country). $24/$28. March 22, 7 p.m.: Karla Bonoff, $15-$35. March 22, 7:30 p.m.: Cameron McGill in The Studios at SPACE (folk). $15. March 23-24, 7 p.m.: The English Beat (ska). $38/$40. March 27, 7:30 p.m.: Holly Williams with Emily Hearn (country). $10/$12. March 28, 7 p.m.: Otis Taylor (blues). $17/$20. March 29, 7:30 p.m.: Matthew Santos in The Studios at SPACE, $15. March 29, 8 p.m.: Bobby Long with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, $10/$12. March 30, 8 p.m.: Glen Phillips (pop/rock). $20-$40. April 3, 7:30 p.m.: Hey Marseilles with Young Buffalo (folk). $10-$12. April 5, 7 p.m.: Carrie Rodriguez (folk/Americana). $15/$18. April 5, 10 p.m.: Alternate Routes (roots rock). $12/$15. April 6, 7 p.m.: Ellis Paul (folk). $15-$35. April 6, 10 p.m.: That 1 Guy with Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club (experimental). $12-$15. April 10, 7:30 p.m.: Joshua James (indie/folk). $10/$12. April 11, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Jon Scofield’s Hollow Body Band (jazz/rock). $26-$48. April 12, 7 p.m.: Denison Witmer and Noah Gunderson (folk). $12-$22. April 12, 7 p.m.: Karen Savoca in The Studios at SPACE (folk). $20. April 13, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Mason Jennings (folk). $25/$40. April 17, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Dr. John and the Lower 911 (blues/R&B). $28-$78. April 20, 7 p.m.: Tom Paxton (folk). $20-$40. April 28, 7 p.m.: Seth Glier and Liz Longley (folk). $12-$22. May 22, 7:30 p.m.: El Ten Eleven (experimental rock).
Stained Glass Coffeehouse
Featuring live music at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Performances begin at 7 p.m. $15 donation; proceeds benefit local and international charities. Visit www.stainedglasscoffeehouse.com. March 9: Sons of the Never Wrong. April 6: Louise Mosrie; David Hawkins opens. May 11: Kat Eggleston; Bruce Foster opens.
1012-14 Church St., Evanston. www.27live.com. March 8, 9 p.m.: Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute show). $8.
1853 Tower Road, Glenview. Through Dec. 7, 8-10 p.m. the first Saturday of the month: Glenbrook South Jazz Combo presents Jazz, Gelato & Jam Session. Free. Call (847) 729-7088.
275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. www.viper-alley.com. (866) 463-3401. Shows are for ages 18-plus, unless noted otherwise. March 1, 9 p.m.: 7th Heaven. $10-$15. March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Mr. Blotto. $10-$15. March 15, 9 p.m.: The Ides of March. $25-$30. March 22, 9 p.m.: Trapt (alternative rock). $15-$30. March 23, 9 p.m.: Sister Hazel, $25-$60. March 29, 9 p.m.: Vietnam Vets Show with 1969 plus Classical Blast, $10-$15. April 2, 7 p.m.: Orgy, with Vampires Everywhere and Davey Suicide. $15-$25. April 19, 8 p.m.: Lee DeWyze. All-ages concert. $20, $30 and $40; pre-show meet & greet $100. May 11, 8 p.m.: The Bellamy Brothers. $25-$50.
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. (847) 432-1888. www.theartcenterhp.org. March 1-April 1: “Beauty Imperfect,” works celebrating the female form by Ronit Wiener, Polina Reisman and Joyce Marcus, and “Moments,” a juried photography exhibition. Receptions from 6:30-9 p.m. March 1 and 1-3 p.m. March 3. March 7, 7-9:30 p.m.: Ladies Night Out — Canvas, Cocktails, and Creativity, $48.
Artists on the Bluff Station Gallery
Located in the north portion of the Lake Bluff train station, 600 N. Sheridan Road. Visit www.artistsonthebluff.org. March 1-April 5: “Connecting the Community,” featuring drawings, paintings and sculptures created by Artists on the Bluff and the art therapy program of Equestrian Connection, a program for children, adolescents and adults with special needs. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. March 1.
As You Like It Gallery
827 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 864-3101. www.asyoulikeitsalon.net. Through May: “A Revolving Art Show,” featuring works by Amy Woodbury, Patt Murray, Maryann Kofoed, Joe Smigielski and Larry Geni.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. (847) 835-8215. www.chicagobotanic.org. Admission is free; parking is $20 per car. Through April 14: “Woodcut,” prints by artist Bryan Nash Gill, whose book is among the best-selling art books for 2012. The 31 original woodcut prints will be displayed in the Joutras Gallery.
Deer Path Art League & Gallery
Located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. (847) 234-3743. www.deerpathartleague.org. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturdays by appointment. Through March 1: “Color & Light,” featuring jewelry, ceramics, oil paintings and photography.
Hosting his annual Grove Solo Show of artwork, March 21-24 at the Redfield Estate, 1421 N Milwaukee Ave., Glenview. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Thursday; 1-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.downesstudio.net.
Dittmar Memorial Gallery
At Northwestern University’s Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-2348. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Through March 22: “Animal/Artifact,” works by Maria Lux and David Harper that examine the human need to control the environment and creatures within it.
Glenview Art League
Sponsoring exhibits of work by its members at local venues through April 1. For information, call (847) 724-4007. Book Market, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview — oil paintings by Deb Anderson, Lindsay Brown and Sandy Sheagren; oil/acrylic by Marlene White; and acrylic by Jean Lyne. Edward R. James Co., 2550 Waukegan Road, Glenview — watercolors by Marilynn Robinson. Max and Benny’s Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook — watercolors by Essie Landsman and acrylic/mixed works by Cathy Keeler. Picture Us Gallery, 1521 Waukegan Road, Glenview — oil paintings by Gloria Moschel and mixed media works by Jude Kitts. Sweet Dreams Bakery and Cafe, 1107 Waukegan Road, Glenview — watercolors by Shirley Hutchinson. Via Gelato & Cafe, 1853 Tower Drive, Glenview — wall ceramics by Bud Sents. Zapatista Restaurant, 992 Willow Road, Northbrook — mixed media works by Peter Brinckerhoff and acrylic paintings by Mimi Branstrom and Nancy Paradies.
Lake Forest College
Sonnenschein Gallery in the Durand Art Institute, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. www.lakeforest.edu. Gallery hours are 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through March 31: “Still Life/Real Life: Food in Art.”
Northbrook Arts Commission
Hosting its 10th annual “Northbrook Artists” juried exhibit, April 1-29 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook. Artists’ reception 7-8:30 p.m. April 4. Visit www.northbrookarts.org.
Perspective Group and Photography Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Ave., Evanston. www.perspectivegallery.org. (224) 200-1155. March 1-31: LENS2013, an international juried exhibition of photography. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. March 2.
Reed-Turner Woodland Botanical Artists’ Circle
Presenting “Drawn to Nature II,” an exhibit of botanical art, March 3-April 30 at Brushwood Gallery, Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield. Opening reception, 1-3 p.m. March 3. Special events will be held 1-2:30 p.m. Sundays throughout the run of the show. Call (847) 968-3343 or visit www.reedturnerbotanicalartists.net.
Mosaics by five local artists are on display on the streets of the Central Avenue Shopping District in Highland Park, through March 31. The exhibit is sponsored by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Network. For information, visit www.HPCAN.org or call (847) 432-6000.
548 Chestnut St., Winnetka. (847) 446-3970. Through March 2: Mixed-media works by San Francisco artist Michael Cutlip and Highland Park artist Kathy Weaver. March 9-April 13: “Painting: Photorealism and Magic Realism,” works by Alex Devereux and Richard Laurent. Opening reception 4-7:30 p.m. March 9.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Youth Film Festival
The Evanston Art Center seeks entries for its inaugural Evanston Youth Film Festival competition, open to filmmakers under the age of 19 working in all genres. Film submissions must be no longer than two to five minutes in length. There is no fee for entering the competition and cash prizes will be awarded in elementary, middle and high school age groupings. The March 17th screening of the winning films will take place at Rotary International in Evanston. Entries are being accepted through March 3. Call (847) 475-5300.
Open casting call for musicians to join a youth rock band. Auditions will be held noon-3 p.m. March 9 at 3405 Commercial Ave. Northbrook. Open to boys between 9 to 11 years old who sing, play electric guitar or electric bass. Bring your instrument. For information, call (847) 951-0628.
Midwest Young Artists
The Highwood-based organization is holding auditions through early May for its 2013-14 season. Programs for toddlers to high schoolers of all skill levels in orchestra, chamber, jazz, vocal and wind symphony, with public performances at Ravinia, Northwestern University, Symphony Center and more. Call (847) 926-9898 or visit www.mya.org/audition.
Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts, to be held June 15-16 in the Evanston Main Street Shopping District, seeks arts and crafts exhibitors. To apply, call (847) 328-2204 or visit www.custerfair.com.
The Lira Ensemble
Hosting a performance by 14-year-old pianist Daniel Szefer at 6 p.m. March 6 at The Kenilworth Club, 410 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth. The program includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov. $100 includes a cocktail reception and buffet dinner, with proceeds to benefit the Lira Ensemble. To make a reservation, call (773) 508-7040.
“Laughter in the Key of WCE”
The Woman’s Club of Evanston’s 62nd annual benefit show, 8 p.m. March 7-9 and 14-16 at The Woman’s Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $32.50; $40 premium seating. Proceeds benefit the Institute for Therapy through the Arts. Visit www.wcofe.org.
Yale Alumni Chorus performs at 3 p.m. March 10 at the First Congregational Church of Wilmette, 1125 Wilmette Ave. The program includes “Lux Aeterna,” by Morten Lauridsen, with organ accompaniment, and seven other songs. Free-will donations accepted. Proceeds benefit Connections for the Homeless. Call (847) 920-9587.
Evanston Children’s Choir
“The Warm-Up,” a benefit featuring food, silent auction, raffle and live music, 6:30 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 16 in MacLeish Hall of Lake Street Church, 607 Lake St., Evanston. $5 at the door. Call (847) 733-0814 or visit www.evanstonchildrenschoir.org.
Reform Cantors of Chicago
Presenting “Singing for S’mores,” a fundraising concert for OSRUI scholarships, at 3 p.m. March 17 at Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. Participants include area cantors, soloists, rabbis and youth choirs. $18; $10 for ages 7-17. Visit www.singingforsmores.eventbrite.com.
The Music Theatre Company
Hosting its Gala 2013: Children Will Listen, 7-9:30 p.m. March 18 at The Birchwood Club, 1174 Park Avenue West, Highland Park. The evening will feature live music theatre performances, a raffle with cash prizes, silent auction and dinner. $75. Visit www.themusictheatrecompany.org or call (847) 579-4900.
BOOKS & POETRY
American Association of University Women hosts a review of Molly’s War by Cyndee Shaffer at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in the Glenview Police Station meeting room, 2500 E. Lake Ave., Glenview. Call (847) 663-6618 or visit www.aauwglenviewil.info.
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880. www.thebookstall.com. March 6, 7 p.m.: Jenny Milchman discusses and signs her debut novel, Cover of Snow. March 11, 7 p.m.: Thea Goodman discusses and signs The Sunshine When She’s Gone.
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. March 13, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. March 13, 7 p.m.: Discussion of Arcadia by Lauren Groff.
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. March 4, 1 p.m.: Discussion of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. March 7, 7 p.m.: BookBites reading group meets at The Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Road, to discuss The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. March 14, 7 p.m.: Much Ado About Mysteries group discusses “Talk of the Ton: Georgian/Regency Mysteries 1760-1830.”
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. March 12, 1 p.m.: Discussion of The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg.
Lake Forest Book Store
680 N. Western Ave. (847) 234-4420. www.lakeforestbookstore.com. March 1, 7 p.m.: Michael Hainey discusses and signs After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story. March 2: Local Authors Day. Signing from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. — Linda Lamberson, author of A Borrowed Heart; Sister Martha Curry, author of Barat College: A Legacy, A Spirit and a Name; Estelle Glasser Laughlin, author of Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust; and Mary Driver-Thiel, author of The World Undone. Signing from 1-2:30 p.m.: — Laura Matuszewski, author of A Special Friend; Bob Kolar, author of Restoring the American Dream: One Portfolio at a Time; J.T. Holden, author of Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland and Twilight Tales: A Collection of Chilling Poems; and Barbara Joan Zeitz, author of A Thesaurus of Women: From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones.
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane. www.northbrook.info. (847) 272-6224. March 4, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. March 5, 10 a.m.: Literary critic Isabel Soffer will lead a poetry discussion. No advance reading is required. March 7, 7 p.m.: Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg discusses and signs his recently published book, You Were Never in Chicago. March 10, 1 p.m.: Meeting of the Illinois State Poetry Society. Bring 10-12 copies of two of your poems. March 13, 10 a.m.: Discussion of Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing. March 18, 10 a.m.: Great Books discussion. March 19, 10 a.m.: Discussion of State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. March 20, 7 p.m.: Books on Tap book club will discuss Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell at the Landmark Inn Restaurant.
Highland Park Poetry presents Tom Roby and Jenene Ravesloot reading from their newest poetry collections, 8 p.m. March 8 at The Art Center of Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Highland Park Poetry Open Mic immediately follows; poets may bring up to three poems to share.
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-3650. www.vapld.info. March 12, 7 p.m.: Discussion of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. March 14, 10 a.m.: Discussion of The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson.
Vision and Voice: A Conversation
Authors Jane Hamilton and Audrey Niffenegger will discuss their best-selling works, A Map of the World and The Time Traveler’s Wife, among others, at 3 p.m. March 2 in the Stuart Community Room at the Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. $10; free for students. Visit www.ragdale.org/VisionAndVoice.
“Alice in Wonderland”
March 14-May 18 at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Performances at 10 a.m. most Tuesdays through Saturdays, with certain performances at 12:30 p.m. No performances March 31-April 10. $15. Visit www.marriotttheatre.com or call (847) 634-0200.
Kids Fare series
Featuring hour-long concerts for children ages 3-8 and their families, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, unless noted otherwise. (847) 467-4000. www.pickstaiger.org. All Kids Fare concerts begin at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $6; $4 for children. April 20: Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, a Chicago-based dance theater company, hosts “Jump That Rhythm.” May 11: “My Kingdom for an Orchestra!”, featuring the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra.
“Little Mermaid Jr.”
Presented at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 9, 16 and 17 at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook. $8-$10. Call (847) 291-2367 or visit www.northbrooktheatre.org.
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (847) 905-1500. www.musicinst.org. March 16: Day of music for families; Instrument Petting Zoo at 9 a.m.; performance of “Peter and the Wolf” at 10 a.m.; musical performances 2-6 p.m. $10 per family for “Peter and the Wolf,” all other events are free.
Presented by SHS Children’s Theater at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. March 17 at Adlai Stevenson High School’s Little Theater, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. $5. Call (847) 415-4121 for tickets.
458 Central Ave., Highland Park. (847) 926-7298. March 1: Celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with activities and readings of Dr. Seuss books at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. Kids Concert Series — performances at 10 a.m.; tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. March 23: Super Stolie. April 20: Mr. Dave & the Space Cadets. May 25: Future Hits. June 22: The Dreamtress Shakers. July 27: Mindy Hester & the Time Outs. Aug. 17: Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies. Oct. 12: The Boogers.
Youth Choral Theater of Chicago
Holding auditions by appointment through March 10 for its current season, featuring a production of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly.” Vocal training for ages 4-18 available in Wilmette and Glenview. Call (847) 535-9873 or visit www.youthchoraltheater.org.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Light Opera Works
Offering musical theater summer workshops for ages 8-15 at the Light Opera Works rehearsal center, 516 4th St., Wilmette. Productions include “Annie,” June 17-22; “Aladdin,” June 24-29; “The Music Man,” July 8-13; “Seussical,” July 15-20; “Bye Bye Birdie,” July 22-27; and “Stage Struck” (advanced workshop), July 31-Aug. 10. Fee is $350 per workshop; $450 for “Stage Struck.” Registration is in progress at www.LightOperaWorks.com or (847) 920-5360.
North Shore Choral Society
Singers and conductors of all levels and ages invited to a workshop and choral singing collaboration with Karen Brunssen and Julia David, 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. March 2 at Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette. $20 per person; $10 for groups of 12-plus. To register, visit www.northshorechoral.org.
Off Campus Writers Workshop
Hosting programs 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln, Winnetka. $15 per session. Visit www.ocww.bizland.com.March 7: Helen Gallagher presents “You’re a Writer ... And You Can Get Published.” March 14: Jane Hertenstein presents “Flash Memoir: Freeze-Framing Your Life.”
The Performer’s School
Classes are held at the Highwood Recreation Center, 432 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Call (847) 528-9318 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. March 16, April 6: Audition workshops for grades 6-12; $200 per workshop. April 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m.-noon: Musical theater dance intensive; $240 for all three days. June 10-14: Summer audition clinic, $650. Students will be coached in cold readings, monologues, dance, voice, audition etiquette, acting through song, choosing audition repertory, resume and photo presentation.
Writer’s Support Group
Meeting 6:30-8:45 p.m. March 13 at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Newcomers are welcome. Visit www.vapld.info.
Kathleen Anne Fleming, mystery author, presents a writing workshop on the topic of “atmosphere” at 2 p.m. March 16 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. Visit www.northbrook.info.
The Laughing Chameleon
Located in The Glen Town Center, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. (888) 685-2844. www.thelaughingchameleon.com.Through March 2, 8 p.m.: Julie Paradise & Friends. $15 online; $20 at the door.
1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. www.wilmettetheatre.com. March 9, 9 p.m: Comedy at the Mette presents Chad Briggs. $12.
Ballet in Cinema Series
At the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Featuring film versions of familiar ballets performed by dance companies throughout the world. $15 per screening. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com. March 3, 2:30 p.m.:An Evening with Crystal Pite. March 10, 2:30 p.m.: “Notre-Dame de Paris.” March 31, 2:30 p.m.: “Ballet’s Greatest Hits.” April 21, 2:30 p.m., and April 23, 7 p.m.: “Esmeralda” from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. May 5, 2:30 p.m., and May 7, 7 p.m.: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” from the Royal Ballet, London. May 19, 2:30 p.m., and May 21, 7 p.m.: “Giselle” from The Royal Ballet, London.
Dance workshop series
Highland Park Players offer Broadway-style dance classes taught by the group’s choreographer, Jennifer Cupani, 8-9:15 p.m. Thursdays, March 21-April 25, at West Ridge Center, Highland Park. Prior dance experience is helpful, but not necessary. Classes are open to ages 12 and older. Participants can join the series at any point. $16 per class; $85 for all six classes. Register at www.highlandparkplayers.com.
Evanston Dance Ensemble
Presenting “The Best of EDE,” March 15-17 at Northwestern University’s Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $22; $15 for youth under 18, students and seniors. Call (847) 491-7282 or visit www.evanstondanceensemble.org.
Fisher Dance Center
807 Ridge Road, Wilmette. (847) 920-9121. www.fisherdancecenter.com. 25th Anniversary Legendary Workshop Series — Includes short, compact day programs for the junior level (8-11 years of age) and senior level (12-18 years of age). March 10: Hip-hop and break dancing with Jarret Brown. $25.
Glenview Square Dance Club
Dancing the first and third Fridays of each month, September to May, at the Glen Grove School, 3900 Glenview Road, Glenview. Round dancing, cued by Howard and Anna Hoffman, starts at 7:30 p.m. Square dancing, at the Plus level, starts at 8 p.m. Call (847) 945-0370 or visit www.glenviewsquares.com.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. (847) 673-6300. www.northshorecenter.org. March 16, 8 p.m.: River North Dance Chicago. $36, $46.
Orchesis Dance Company
Presenting its annual dance concert, “Rise,?? 7:30 p.m. March 14-16 at Glenbrook North High School’s Sheeley Center for Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. $10 at the door. Call (847) 509-2597.
Shoreline Dance Club
Playing recorded music for easy ballroom dancing at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Lessons are given by professional instructors Bob and Penny Urbon at 7:30 p.m., followed by an evening of social dancing. Adults of all ages and dancing abilities welcome. Attire is dressy/casual. Admission per couple is $25. Call (847) 816-7602 or visit www.ballroomchicago.com/shoreline.htm. March 16: Cha-cha. April 20: Fox trot. May 18: Rumba.
In the Pick-Laudati Auditorium at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema. Admission is $6; $4 for Block Museum members, students with ID and senior citizens, or as noted below. All films shown at 7 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Feb. 28: “Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock.” Free admission. March 1: “Clandestine Childhood.” March 2, 3 p.m.: “Gabriel.” Free admission. March 8: “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters.”
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road. (847) 729-7500. www.glenviewpl.org. March 3, 1:30 p.m.: Screening of “Iron Jawed Angels,” starring Hilary Swank and Anjelica Houston.
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave. (847) 432-1573. www.hplibrary.org. March 3, 2 p.m.: “With My Own Two Wheels.” March 20, 7 p.m.: “Monsieur Lazhar,” nominated for an Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film.
Glencoe Public Library
320 Park Ave., Glencoe. (847) 835-5058. www.glencoepubliclibrary.org. March 11, 1 p.m.: Sammy Davis Jr. will be the subject of the America’s Musical Theater Legends program.
Glenview Art League
Hosting a watercolor demonstration by Barbara Farrell, 7:15-9 p.m. March 5 at Westbrook School, Lake Avenue and Greenwood, Glenview. An award-winning painter, Farrell is the past president of the Glenview Art League and a signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society. Free. Visit www.glenviewartleague.org.
International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 43
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in the South Conference Room at Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Evanston. Members will perform. Guests $5, which can be applied to membership. Visit www.ring43.org.
Short Story Theatre
Local writers present an evening of storytelling at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Laughing Chameleon, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. Advance tickets $10; two-drink minimum. Visit www.laughingchameleon.com.
“Skooled: A Study in Circus”
The production includes clowning, aerial acrobatics and live music, through March 23 at The Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. $15-$20. Call (847) 328-2795 or visit www.actorsgymnasium.com.
Block Museum of Art
At Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. (847) 491-4000. www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu. Admission is free; unless noted, admission to all programs is also free. Through March 24: “Terry Adkins Recital,” featuring sculpture, photography and video works by the artist. March 1, 7 p.m.: Adkins will present “Facets,” a performance with the Lone Wolf Recital Corps, at Regenstein Hall of Music, 60 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Free. Through March 24: “Eye Contact: Photographic Portraits from the Collection,” in the Ellen Philips Katz and Howard C. Katz Gallery, featuring works by Andy Warhol, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe and others. Through March 24: “Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door,” in the Alsdorf Gallery.
Evanston History Center
Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston. (847) 475-3410. www.evanstonhistorycenter.org. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission (includes optional house tour): $10; free for members. March 10, 1-4 p.m.: Opening of “Where Are We? Mapping our Way Through Evanston History,” an exhibit highlighting dozens of historic maps. The open house will include mapping projects and brief exhibit talks. Families with children are encouraged to attend. Free admission.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. (847) 967-4889. www.ilholocaustmuseum.org. Admission: $12; $8 for students and senior citizens; $6 for children ages 5-11. Special exhibitions are free with museum admission. Through April 21: “Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, The Guts to Fight for It.” Created by the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, N.C., the exhibit traces the saga of Reverend J.A. De Laine and the citizens of Clarendon County, S.C., who brought a pivotal law suit challenging racial segregation in public schools. March 17, 1:30-3 p.m.: In Conversation With ... Holocaust survivor George Levy Mueller. A book signing will follow the program. Free with museum admission; reservations required. March 21, 6:30-8 p.m.: Elliot Lefkovitz, Loyola University and Spertus Institute faculty member reviews and discusses Bernard Wasserstein’s a On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War, 2012 National Jewish Book Award finalist. He will be joined by a panel of Holocaust survivors. Free with museum admission; reservations required.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St., Evanston. (847) 475-1030. www.mitchellmuseum.org. Admission is $5; $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Free admission for Mitchell Museum members and tribal members; and on the first Friday of every month. Admission includes all exhibits and events, unless stated otherwise. Through March 10: “Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art.” Through Aug. 25: “The War of 1812: Fighting for Their Homeland.” Through maps, timelines, document reproductions, and graphics, the exhibit will provide an overview of the causes and significant events of the War of 1812, including Chicago’s Battle of Fort Dearborn. Through Sept. 8: “New Treasures of Our Collection,” an exhibit of 45 recent acquisitions.
Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road, Wilmette. (847)853-7666. www.wilmettehistory.org. Admission: $5 for nonmembers, free to members. March 10, 2 p.m. “Remembering Marshall Field’s,” an illustrated presentation by author Leslie Goddard tracing the store’s long history and memorable traditions, from the Walnut Room Christmas tree to Frango Mints.