Updated: October 4, 2012 10:54AM
Beyond Glee: The Wheaton Park District Leisure Center is organizing a new adult, performance-based chorus — “Beyond Glee!” Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Leisure Center. At 208 W. Union in Memorial Park. Call (630) 510-5030 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fox Valley Festival Chorus: Rehearsals are at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. New members welcome. No auditions required for Chorus membership, only for solos. At St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, corner of Edgelawn and Galena, Aurora. Email email@example.com or visit foxvalleyfc.org.
Heartland Voices: Not-for-profit choral arts organization based in Elgin seeks new singers for the upcoming season. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from late September through late April. Anyone wishing to audition should either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Dr. John G. Slawson, artistic director, at (847) 347-4584.
The Senior Suburban Orchestra: Rehearsals are at 1-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Oak Trace, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. New members are welcome. The orchestra needs players on violin, viola, cello, double bass, bassoon, and percussion. Call Lori Davis at (630) 935-7103.
Anderson’s Bookshops: Ann Durkin Keating, “Rising from Indian Country,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 5, Two Doors East. Star Wars Reads featuring author Jeffrey Brown, “Darth Vader and Son,” Activity Day and Author Visit, 2 p.m. Oct. 6, Naperville. Marla Frazee, “Boot and Shoe,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Naperville. Jasper Fforde, “The Woman Who Died a Lot,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville. Companion tickets are $10. Will Schwalbe, “The End of Your Life Book Club,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Naperville. Erin Morgenstern, “The Night Circus” in paperback, Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Two Doors East. Cory Doctorow, “Pirate Cinema,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Naperville. Dennis Lehane, “Live by Night,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Companion tickets are $10. Carlos Andres Gomez, “Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Two Doors East. Annie Barrows, “Ivy & Bean Make the Rules,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Naperville. Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus, “Over You,” Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 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 andersonbookshop.com.
Barnes and Noble: At the Promenade Center, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Call (630) 783-0009 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
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 bn.com.
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 under 12 are free. Call (630) 377-2252. Visit www.kanecountyfleamarket.com.
Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays to Oct. 28 in downtown Geneva at the Metra train station parking lot, corner of South and Fourth streets. Visit genevachamber.com.
Lisle French Market: The sixth annual market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 27 in the commuter lot west of the Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave., Lisle. Visit villageoflisle.org.
Ghost Stories in the Park … In the Dark: The Summer Place Theatre will host this event Oct. 5-14 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. Dress warmly. Tickets are $7 and include cookies and hot cider. The late show on Saturday evening and the Sunday show are for those 12 years of age to adult, and the Friday and early Saturday evening shows are recommended for ages 5 and up. Call (630) 848-500 or visit summerplacetheatre.com.
Oktoberfest: Hear live music as you enjoy authentic German cuisine during this fun salute to Naperville’s German heritage Oct. 5-6 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Children’s activities. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit Napersettlement.com.
Scarecrow Festival: More than 100 scarecrows are on display at this large festival Oct. 5-7 in Lincoln Park, Main and Fourth streets, St. Charles. There’s also make-your-own scarecrows, Autumn on the Fox Arts and Crafts show, storytelling tent, kids’ crafts, petting zoo, carnival, model train exhibit, paddlewheel riverboat cruises, live music, guided trolley tours, food vendors and more. Call (630) 377-6161 or visit Scarecrowfest.com.
After Hours Film Society: Screenings are at 7:30 p.m. “Elena,” Oct. 15. “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Oct 29. At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
Paramount Classic Movie Mondays: “Napoleon Dynamite,” Oct. 8. Movies begin at 7 p.m. $1. At the Paramount Theatre at 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Visit paramountaurora.com.
International Film Series: Screen the best in foreign cinema this fall during the Elgin Community College Humanities Center’s International Film Series. “How Much does your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?,” 7:30 p.m., Oct. 5 and 12. “Surviving Progress,” 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2 and 9. At the Arts Center, Building H, Room H142 on the ECC Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Free admission. Visit eccifs.org.
Amy Grant: The contemporary Christian pioneer will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Raue Center in Crystal Lake. Tickets are $55-$65. At 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake. Call (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.
Matthew Ball: The blues and boogie-woogie pianists will perform Oct. 6. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+, and $15 for students. At 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich. Call (815) 786-2555.
Tammy McCann: The singer will perform at Charlie’s Center for the Arts at the Charlestowne Mall at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets are $10. At 3800 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 443-3794 or email info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.
The New Sousa Band: Keith Brion’s dream to reincarnate the Sousa Band and tour America’s towns and cities continues today as they perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration, 407 S. Calumet Ave. Call (630) 844-4924, e-mail email@example.com or visit auartsandideas.com.
Elgin Symphony Orchestra: Fort Worth Symphony associate conductor Andres Franco takes the podium for a celebration of Latin music at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Elgin’s Hemmens Cultural Center. At 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Call (847) 888-4000 or visit elginsymphony.org.
Dionne Warwick: The international music legend will perform two shows Oct. 6 and 7 at North Central College during her 50th anniversary tour. Shows are at 8 p.m. Oct. 6, and 6 p.m. Oct. 7, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $50-$65. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“Grease”: The 2012-13 The Broadway season opener will be at the Paramount Theatre to Oct. 7. Tickets are $34.90-$46.90. At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit paramountaurora.com.
“The Madness Of Edgar Allan Poe — A Love Story”: First Folio performs to Nov. 4. Tickets are $22-$37. At Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit firstfolio.org.
“Sirens”: The modern comedy will be performed by Fox Valley Repertory to Oct. 7. Tickets are $32 on Fridays, and $42 on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner show packages are from $52. At Pheasant Run Resort in 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit pheasantrun.com.
“The Sunshine Boys”: Steel Beam Theatre in downtown St. Charles opens its season with the comedy to Oct. 7. Performances are Fridays and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for students and seniors 62+. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit SteelBeamTheatre.com.
“The Unexpected Guest”: The Riverfront Playhouse will present the Agatha Christie mystery to Oct. 20. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students and seniors. At 11-13 S. Water St. Mall, Aurora. Call 630/897-9496.
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