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Updated: February 6, 2014 10:48AM



AUDITIONS

New Classic Singers: The group seeks new members in all sections. All rehearsals and concert will take place during Oct. 2013. Contact Music Director & Founder Lee R. Kesselman to schedule an audition at lrkmus@sbcglobal.net

The Fox Valley Festival Chorus: The group seeks new members for its spring pops season. No auditions are necessary for chorus membership, just for solos. Rehearsals begin at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and are held every Monday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 27 S. Edgelawn, Aurora. Visit foxvalleyfc.org or email foxvalleyfc@gmail.com.

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 heartlandvoices@yahoo.com 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.

Swedish American Children’s Choir: The choir is seeking new singers for the fall/holiday season. Children 4-17 years of age are welcome to join the midwest’s largest choir of its kind for children. The choir rehearses in Batavia. Call (630) 414-9700.

BOOKS

Anderson’s Bookshops: Sarah Churchwell, Reading and Booksigning, 2 p.m. Feb, 1, Naperville. Dan Stashower, Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Feb. 4, Naperville. Ken Jennings, Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Feb. 5, Downers Grove. Rachel Caine and Lydia Kang, Reading and Booksigning, 7 p.m. Feb. 7, Naperville. Bruce Hale, Reading and Booksigning, 2 p.m. Feb. 8, 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.

Culture Stock: M.U.S.I.C. Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Water Street Writers, 1 p.m. Feb. 1. Ages 7-12. C.S. Lewis Discussions. 2 p.m. Jan. 25. At 43 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 264-3380 or visit liftaurora.org/.

COMEDY

Comedy Shrine: Friday 8 p.m. show. $20. Saturday 4, 8 and 10 p.m. shows. Cover varies. At 4034 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. Call (630) 585-0300 or visit comedyshrine.com.

The Improv: Dave Attell, Jan. 31, Feb. 1. $33. Acts are submit to change. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Fridays; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturdays; and 7 p.m. Sundays. At 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. Call (847) 240-2001 or visit chicago.improv.com.

Zanies Comedy Night Club: The Midnight Rambler, Feb. 5, 6, 8. $23. Sarah Colonna, Feb. 7. $25. Showtimes are 8 and 9:45 p.m. Fridays; and 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturdays. At 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit stcharles.zanies.com.

Comedy Comedy: Bob Jay, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14. $15. At the Tap House, 123 W. Washington St. Oswego. Call (630) 857-9658 or visit comedycomedyatthetaphouse.com/.

Greenroom Improv: See the show at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Tickets are $10-$12. At 45 Symphony Way. Call (815) 814-4045 or greenroomtheater.com.

EXPOS

“I AMerican”: Water Street Studios presents this exhibit through March 30. At 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Call (630) 761-9977 or visit waterstreetstudios.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.

FILM

After Hours Film Society: “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy,” Feb. 11. “The Hunt,” Feb. 25. Screenings are at 7:30 p.m. 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 Monday Movie Series: Movies start at 7 p.m. $1. “Rear Window” (1954), Feb. 3. At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit paramountaurora.com.

Aurora University’s 2013-2014 film series: A discussion and live music follows each film at Perry Theatre in Stephens Hall, 349 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora.Free. Registration is required. Call (630) 844-4924, email artsandideas@aurora.edu or visit auartsandideas.com.

MUSIC

Celebrating the Music of Franz Schubert: Aurora University music faculty will present a traditional Schubertiade at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Crimi Auditorium, 1347 Prairie St., Aurora. Call (630) 844-4924 or visit auartsandideas.com.

The Musical Box: The Genesis tribute performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Arcada Theatre. Tickets are $39-$69. At 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 962-7000 or visit oshows.com.

The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band: The a cappella band will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall. At 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20-$25 and $20. At 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Shaun Hopper: The guitarist will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at ECC’s SecondSpace Theatre. Tickets are $25. At 1700 Spartan Drive. Call (847) 622-0300 or visit tickets.elgin.edu.

Naturally 7: The a cappella group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at ECC’s Arts Center. Tickets are $33. At 1700 Spartan Drive. Call (847) 622-0300 or visit tickets.elgin.edu.

OUTDOOR

Horse-drawn sleigh rides: Danada Equestrian Center hosts rides from noon to 2 p.m. and Sundays in February from noon to 3 p.m. At 3S507 Naperville Road, Wheaton. Depart every 20 minutes. Tickets are $2-$5. Call (630) 668-6012.

THEATRE

“42nd Street”: The next show in the Paramount Broadway series to Feb. 9. at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Tickets are $36.90-$49.90. At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit ParamountAurora.com.

“And Then There Were None”: Wheaton Drama presents this thriller to Feb. 16 at 111 N. Hale St. Tickets are $13-$16. Call (630) 260-1820 or visit Wheatondrama.org.

“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical”: The improvised show is at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Elgin Community College Arts Center, Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive. Tickets are $32. Call (847) 622-0300 or visit tickets.elgin.edu.

“Everybody’s Hero — The Jackie Robinson Story”: Mad River Theatre Works presents the story of the hero at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Raue Center for the Arts. Tickets are $6-$20. At 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Call (815) 356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.

“The Frog Princess”: Steel Beam Children’s Theatre presents the charming Russian folktale to Feb. 9. Ages 3 and up. Tickets are $10-$15. At 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit SteelBeamTheatre.com,

“Gun-Shy”: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents the play Jan. 31 to March 2 at COD. Tickets are $28-$36. At 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit Atthemac.org.

“Nunsense”: The comedy will be performed to March 9 on Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage. Tickets are $32-$42. At 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit foxvalleyrep.org.

“Other Desert Cities”: Village Theatre Guild presents this drama to Feb. 8 at 3S020 Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $18-$20. Call (630) 469-8230 or visit Villagetheatreguild.org.

“Postmortem”: Steel Beam Theatre presents this mystery to Feb. 9 at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets are $22-$28. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit Steelbeamtheatre.com.

“Rough Crossing”: First Folio Theatre presents the play to March 2 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Tickets are $26-$37. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit Firstfolio.org.

“Spring Awakening”: Surging Films & Theatrics and Introspect Theatre present the musical Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Ave., #131, Naperville. Tickets are $20. Call (773) 614-7846 or visit www.surgingfilms.com.

“Young Frankenstein”: Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace will present the musical to March 16. Tickets are $35-$49. At 100 Drury Lane. Call (630) 530-8300 or visit drurylane.com.

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