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Entertainment options abound in Kane County

Andrew Grams will conduct the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in "Inside the Music" on Nov. 2 and classical concerts Nov. 3 and 4.
Andrew Grams will conduct the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in "Inside the Music" on Nov. 2 and classical concerts Nov. 3 and 4.

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.

NOV. 1

GENEVA HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION OF “THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH”: 7 p.m. Nov. 1 to 3, Geneva High School Auditorium, 416 McKinley Ave. Tickets are available at the door. The show is not recommended for children. Cost: $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Information:, 630-463-3800.

ZANIES COMEDY CLUB: Thursday through Saturday evening shows, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Information: 630-524-0001,

NOV. 2

“SHE KILLS MONSTERS” BY QUI NGUYEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 7 to 10, Aurora University’s Perry Theatre in the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Center for Cultural Enrichment, 349 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora. Guest director is Kanome Jones. When “Agnes the Average” finds the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing notebook of her recently deceased younger sister, she begins a quest through a fantasy world of monsters and heroes created by the sister she never really knew. Show is rated PG-13. Cost: Free, but reservations required. Information:

THE EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER LEGACY WITH CARL PALMER AND SPECIAL GUEST HUMBLE PIE: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: $39 to $89. Information:

JANE AUSTEN’S “SENSE AND SENSIBILITY”: 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3, Aurora Central Catholic High School, 255 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. Local students in the cast are Lauren Nelson, Graciela Orama and Katie Saponara, all of Batavia; Drew Hauser of Elburn; Gabby Selenis of Maple Park; Theresa Gouger, Jared Horsfall, Emily Nies, Annie Pokryfke, Justin Kish, Sam Mitchell, Ari Rosales, Brianna Huerta, Ella Henry, Maddie Shemenski, Kelsey Danielson and Eve Tamez, all of North Aurora; and Carter Jones, Hailey Corso and Mackenzie Van Whye, all of Sugar Grove. Refreshments will be available at a bake sale to benefit the ACC drama program. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. Information:

CULTURAL CONNECTION ART EXHIBIT: through Dec. 2, 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 gallery is administrated by Cultural Connection. Cost: Free. Information:,

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR.”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 p.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Pheasant Run Resort’s Mainstage Theater, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Marquee Youth Stage presents a cast of 40 performers. Information:, 630-762-0354.

HI INFIDELITY: 9 p.m., Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 28 W. New York St., Aurora. Pour Decisions and Chicks with Picks share the bill at 9 p.m. Nov. 3, followed by Six to Midnight, Nov. 9, and Terrapin Flyer, Nov. 10. Cost: $5 to $10. Information: 630- 844-0400,

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NOV. 3

FLEA MARKET: Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 Randall Road, St. Charles. A country breakfast is served Sunday. Cost: $5 admission for adults, free for children ages 12 and younger. Information: Fred Robinson at 630-377-2252,

ANDERSON ANIMAL SHELTER’S MEGA ADOPTION EVENT: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Petco South Elgin, 364 Randall Road, South Elgin. There will be 50 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, plus vendors and giveaway goodies. Information:, 815-210-9629.

AIR SUPPLY: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: $59 to $99. Information: (630) 962-7000,

SIXES & SEVENS: 9 p.m., Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 40W290 La Fox Road, St. Charles. Information:

ROMANCE BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Republic of Letters, 1 W. State St., suite 103, Geneva. For every romance book people bring in, their name will be entered in a drawing for a special prize of books, Lula cash and goodies from local and independent businesses. The jewelry artist behind Dead Things by Sarah will be there as will LuLaRoe Too Fancy Sisters and other artists and poetesses. People may drop off books during community hours from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. A four-week, Gothic horror workshop called Mastering the Macabre will begin from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. The short-story course is taught by Abigail Scheaffer. Information:,

NOV. 4

HARVEST DINNER BENEFIT: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Congregational Church, 100 E. Shannon St., Elburn. It’s an annual fundraiser for the missions of Elburn Community Congregational Church. Carry-outs are available. The menu offers fried chicken, ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, relishes and rolls. Homemade cranberry sauce and holiday crafts will be for sale. Cost: $13 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12. Information:, 630-365-6544.

WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE: 1 to 5 p.m., Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles. Admission is charged. It features presentations from Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures, as well as Flying Fox Conservation Fund, among others. There will be crafts for kids, and vegetarian chili included with admission. Information:, 630-365-3800.

PBS SUPERSTAR PASQUALE ESPOSITO, ITALIAN TENOR: 6 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. The songs pay tribute to the most beautiful piazzas in Italy. The multimedia program will include footage from Italy and Esposito with his international band of musicians. Information: (630) 962-7000,

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN – SOLO GREATEST HITS: 7:30 p.m., Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. Cost: $23.40 to $75. Information:

NOV. 7

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND: 7:30 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: $59 to $89. Information: (630) 962-7000,

NOV. 8

“A FOX RIVER TESTIMONY – A COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM”: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Aurora University’s Hill Welcome Center, 1315 Prairie St., Aurora. After registration in the Welcome Center, scientists, educators and ecologists share their expertise and appreciation for the Fox River and its associated landscapes, appearing in the Crimi Auditorium on campus. It’s held in partnership with The Conservation Foundation’s Fox River Initiative. Cost: Free, but reservations required. Information:, 630-844-4924.

CHRISTMAS COLLECTIVE: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8, noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10, Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave. The three-day pop-up market showcases local retail and shopping in Batavia. It is holiday themed and full of vintage and one-of-a-kind items from downtown retailers and selected artisans. Information:

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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