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Entertainment options in Kane County run gamut

"Midnight Sun No. 2" is by Karen Tichy. A reception is planned for a two-person art exhibition Oct. 27 in St. Charles.
"Midnight Sun No. 2" is by Karen Tichy. A reception is planned for a two-person art exhibition Oct. 27 in St. Charles.

Readers can post events to the Kane County Chronicle's online calendar. Visit, click "+Add Event" and follow the prompts. Select items also will appear in the newspaper.

OCT. 25

CHORAL CONCERT FEATURING ILLINOIS COMPOSER LEE KESSELMAN: 7:30 p.m., Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium, 1347 Prairie St., Aurora. AU choirs and Invited guest ensembles will take part in a concert of his music. Cost: Free, but reservations are required. Information:, 630-844-4924.

OCT. 26

RIVERFRONT PLAYHOUSE PRESENTING "ROPE": 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17, 11 and 13 S. Water Street Mall, downtown Aurora, just west of Route 25. After Wyndham persuades a weak-minded friend to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, they place the body in a wooden chest and invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth's father, to a party – all the while daring their guests to uncover their crime. Reservations are recommended. Cost: $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, with discounts for military and first responders. Information: 630-897-9496,

PURPLE REIGN – THE PRINCE TRIBUTE SHOW: 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Cost: $37 to $57. Information:, 630-896-6666.

"RUMPLESTILTSKIN": 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 and 3 p.m. Oct. 28, Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theater, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The original musical based on the fairy tale is written and produced by The Sigman Brothers. Cost: $20. Information:

"ALMOST SUNRISE" DOCUMENTARY: 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society, 102 S. Second St., Geneva. It tells the inspiring story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who in an attempt to put their haunting Iraq combat experiences behind them, embark on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700 mile trek on foot across America. It addresses moral injury as a diagnosis separate from PTSD to better explain spikes in veteran suicide. This month’s Friday Flick is hosted by the UUSG veterans group. Cost: Free. Information:, 630-232-2350.

OCT. 27

RECEPTION FOR CULTURAL CONNECTION ART EXHIBIT: 4 to 7 p.m., 116 W. Main St., St. Charles, inside the Mixology building. The 116 Gallery shows “Duality Narrative,” highlighting Chicago artist Karen Tichy and DeKalb artist Yale Factor, professor emeritus of art at Northern Illinois University. The reception includes appetizers, refreshments and music. The gallery is administrated by Cultural Connection; Cost: Free. Information:

OCT. 28

ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE TOY AND DOLL SHOW: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Cost: $10. Information:, 847-800-3009.

FEAR ITSELF: 2 p.m., Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Storyteller Mike Speller escorts audience members into the shadows of four classic horror stories. One must be 16 or older. Cost: Free, with registration required. Information:

TRUNK OR TREAT: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Elburn Community Congregational Church parking lot, 100 E. Shannon St. Children, youth and adults are invited to dress up and go trick-or-treating from car trunk to car trunk. Cost: Free. Information:, 630-365-6544.

OCT. 29

BORDONI MUSIC SCHOOL CONCERT: 6 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: Free. Information:

OCT. 30

SILENT FILMS FEATURING ORGANIST JAY WARREN: 7 p.m., Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium, 1347 Prairie St., Aurora. The evening will feature two of the giants of silent film – Buster Keaton in the short comedy "One Week" and Lon Chaney in the short film "The Unknown." Cost: Free, but reservations are required. Information:, 630-844-4924.

THERESA CAPUTO FROM TLC'S SHOW "LONG ISLAND MEDIUM": 7:30 p.m., Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. She will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. Cost: Starting at $39.75. Information: 800-745-3000,; venue at 815-752-6800,

NOV. 2

STAND-UP COMEDY BY AUTHOR, ACTOR AND TV STAR CRAIG FERGUSON: 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Cost: $45 to $80. Information:, 630-896-6666.

"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR.": Nov. 2 to 4, Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theatre, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Marquee Youth Stage presents a cast of 40 young performers. Information:, 630-762-0354.

NOV. 3

MUSIC BY ANDA UNION FROM INNER MONGOLIA: 8 p.m., Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Hailing from differing ethnic nomadic cultures, the nine-member band unites tribal and music traditions representing a wide range of musical instruments and vocal styles including throat singing. Cost: $29 for adults, $15 for ages 18 and younger. Information:, 630-840-ARTS.

NOV. 8

STILL NOT FRIDAY STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWCASE: 8 p.m. every Thursday, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Doors open at 7 p.m. The full food and drink menu is available in the showroom. Cost: Show admission free. Information:

OPEN MIC NIGHTS AT FLAGSTONE: 9 p.m. Thursdays, Flagstone – Crafts & Cocktails, 101 W. State St., Geneva. It runs until 1 a.m. Cost: Free. Information:

LIVE MUSIC: 8:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, ROX City Grill at Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles. Information:, 630-845-5800.

NOV. 10

GENEVA'S VIKING LONGSHIP, A LIFE-SIZE VIKING WARSHIP REPRODUCTION THAT SAILED THE ATLANTIC: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva. Guided tours and self-guided tours will be offered. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for children through age 12. Information: 630-753-9412, or

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