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Entertainment options abound in Kane County

Celebrities will be part of a pop culture show headed to Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
Celebrities will be part of a pop culture show headed to Pheasant Run Resort 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.

NOV. 23

MUSIC BY MATTHEW KOPECKY: 8 p.m., Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill, 117 N. Main St., Elburn. Joe Lenza will appear at 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Information: 630-365-9938,

AMERICAN ENGLISH PERFORMING NOTED BEATLES TRIBUTE: 8 p.m., Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Brass from the Past will play at 8 p.m. Nov. 24. Information: or 630-584-6300.

OPENING OF MOOSEHEART’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY: 5 to 9 p.m., Mooseheart campus on Route 31 between North Aurora and Batavia. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31 along 1.8 miles with more than 80 lighted displays. The event will benefit the Mooseheart Child City and School. Santa will visit Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at the Mooseheart fieldhouse. Santa will sit for free photos starting at 5:30 p.m. and the line will stop accepting newcomers at 8:30 p.m. At the fieldhouse, children can enjoy crafts, holiday music, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Information:

SANTA’S ARRIVAL AT CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING PLUS ICE SKATING: 5 p.m., Geneva Commons, 602 Commons Drive, Geneva. Santa visits are from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with free hot cocoa and other surprises. Santa will stroll throughout the commons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sundays until Dec. 23, and afterwards will be at the Santa Station near Learning Express Toys for indoor visits from 2 to 5 p.m. Ice skating and skate rental fees apply, with hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 13. Information:

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 5 to 9 p.m. nightly, an hour later Friday and Saturday, from Nov. 23 through Dec. 26, Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora. It’s presented by the Aurora Noon Rotary Club in partnership with the city of Aurora. Cost: Free with donations for charity welcome. Information:

NOV. 29

“THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED AND CONFUSED REVUE”: Nov. 29 to Dec. 23, Copley Theatre in the North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, across the street from the Paramount Theatre. At the Paramount’s 173-seat Copley Theatre, audience members are never more than 70 feet from the songs and skits. Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Early reservations are recommended, as the shows sell out. The production is for audiences age 18 and older because of strong adult language and content. Cost: $37. Information:, 630-896-6666.

NOV. 30

THE CELEBRATED ST. CHARLES SINGERS PRESENTING “CANDLELIGHT CAROLS”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 2, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. It will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Chicago. One can call or go online for tickets or visit Townhouse Books, 105 N. Second Ave., St. Charles, which accepts checks or cash only. Tickets also can be purchased at the door depending on availability. Cost: $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $10 for students. Information:, 630-513-5272.

CHRISTMASTIME AT FINE LINE, AN ANNUAL ARTISAN GIFT SALE: Nov. 30 to Dec. 8, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 to 7; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. A wide range of items will include handwoven scarves, pottery, jewelry and seasonal decorations. On opening night from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30, a party atmosphere will reign with hot cider and snacks available. Cost: Free admission. Information:, 630-584-9443.

“SEASONAL BOWS” AT VERO VOCE THEATER: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 951 State Ave., suite F, St. Charles. The original show from WT Productions contains six new short plays that blend light comedy, dark comedy and drama as they look at Christmas and the winter holidays from different perspectives. Rated PG-13, it was written and is being directed by Debbi Dennison and Carl Zeitler. Cost: $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, with reservations recommended. Information:

DEC. 8

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Conducted by Stephen Squires, the program will feature guest soprano Catalina Cuervo, Elgin Master Chorale and Midwest Dance Collective performing familiar holiday favorites. The program also includes a sing-along and an appearance by a special visitor from the North Pole. Cost: $35 to $55. Information:, 847-888-4000.

DEC. 13

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

BATAVIA BOY SCOUT TROOP 12 CHRISTMAS TREE LOT: through Dec. 22, next to Batavia Skate Park, 411 S. River St. (Route 25), Batavia. Representing 61 years of tradition, the Immanuel Lutheran Troop 12 tree lot will offer fresh, pre-cut Christmas trees, wreaths and roping, raising funds for the Scouts. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends. 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.

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