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Entertainment options abound in Kane County

The Flat Cats will play vintage and modern music rooted in swinging jazz, blues, contemporary classics and standards at 9 p.m. Dec. 22 at Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Admission costs $10, with details at arcadalive.com and 630-962-7000.
The Flat Cats will play vintage and modern music rooted in swinging jazz, blues, contemporary classics and standards at 9 p.m. Dec. 22 at Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Admission costs $10, with details at arcadalive.com and 630-962-7000.

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

DEC. 20

HOLIDAY FILMS CONTINUE WITH “HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS,” STARRING JIM CARREY: 7:30 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be shown at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Cost: $6 for adults, free for children age 12 and younger. Information: arcadalive.com.

MOOSEHEART’S HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY FUNDRAISER: 5 to 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31, Mooseheart campus on Route 31 between North Aurora and Batavia. It runs 1.8 miles. Santa will visit Dec. 22 and 23 at the Mooseheart fieldhouse, sitting for free photos starting at 5:30 p.m., and kids can enjoy crafts, hot chocolate and cookies. Cost: $10 per vehicle. Information: mooseheart.org.

INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY PART OF CLUB ARCADA LINEUP: 7 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tammi Savoy and the Chris Casello Combo will appear at 9 p.m. Dec. 21, followed by The Flat Cats at 9 p.m. Dec. 22; and Sinatra Sunday at 3 p.m. Dec. 23, featuring an Italian meal plus entertainment by Jack D’Amico of the Chicago Rat Pack. Information: arcadalive.com.

“THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED AND CONFUSED REVUE”: Thursday through Sunday until Dec. 23, Copley Theatre in the North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, across from Paramount Theatre. The production is for audiences age 18 and older. Cost: $37. Information: ParamountAurora.com, 630-896-6666.

GENEVA COMMONS ICE SKATING: daily, 602 Commons Drive, Geneva. 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. Santa will stroll throughout the commons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 23, and afterward will be at the Santa Station near Learning Express Toys for indoor visits from 2 to 5 p.m. that day. Information: shopgenevacommons.com.

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT PHEASANT RUN RESORT INCLUDE A CHRISTMAS LIGHT SPECTACULAR: daily every half hour from 4 to 9:30 p.m., 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The iPanic Escape Room presents the lights-set-to-music attraction on Bourbon Street. Santa’s Workshop invites families in for holiday crafts and activities from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23 for a small fee. Information: Reservations at 630-584-6300; pheasantrun.com.

DEC. 21

THE HOLLYWOOD SWINGING BAND’S TRIBUTE TO KOOL & THE GANG: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: $10, free for women. Information: arcadalive.com.

MUSIC BY WILLARD WILCOX: 8 p.m., Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill, 117 N. Main St., Elburn. Information: 630-365-9938, eddiegaedelpubandgrill.com.

“THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER” MUSICAL: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22, and 6 p.m. Dec. 23, Vero Voce Theater & School of Performing Arts, 951 State Ave., suite F, St. Charles. Cost: $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Information: verovoce.com.

THE ORIGINAL MUSICAL “DOGS”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 to 30, Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Comedian Landry will star Dec. 28 and 31 at Zanies Comedy Club at the resort, also featuring Michael Palascak on Dec. 29 and Pat McGann on Dec. 30. Go online to see all the entertainment offerings, capped by a New Year’s Day breakfast. Information: pheasantrun.com/entertainment/mainstage-theater.aspx, info@pheasantrun.com, 630-584-6300.

“A VERY SCARY AXE-MAS” HAUNTED HOUSE: 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22, Basement of the Dead, 42 W. New York St., Aurora. Cost: $22 to $45. Information: basementofthedead.com.

AN 18TH CENTURY CRECHE DISPLAY: through Dec. 22, Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St. Donations are being collected for charities represented by decorated trees on exhibit at the museum. Cost: Free holiday season admission. Information: genevahistorymuseum.org.

DEC. 22

BRET MICHAELS CHRISTMAS PARTY SHOW: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: $69 to $125. Information: arcadalive.com.

DEC. 26

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 5 to 9 p.m. nightly, an hour later Friday and Saturday, 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: aurorafestivaloflights.com.

FRIENDS OF THE BATAVIA PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: through December, library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Information: friends@bataviapubliclibrary.org.

DEC. 27

ZANIES COMEDY CLUB: Thursday through Saturday evening shows, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Comedian Landry will star Dec. 28 and 31 at Zanies Comedy Club, also featuring Michael Palascak on Dec. 29 and Pat McGann on Dec. 30. Information: 630-524-0001, st-charles.zanies.com.

FERMILAB ART GALLERY EXHIBIT: through Feb. 27, Wilson Hall off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. The show features work by Jane Barthès in “An Alternative Molecular Universe” (jbarthes.com). A gallery talk is offered at noon Jan. 30. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; sign in at the Wilson Hall atrium reception desk. Cost: Free. Information: events.fnal.gov/art-gallery.

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: twobrothersbrewing.com/events.

OPEN MIC NIGHTS AT FLAGSTONE CRAFTS: 9 p.m. Thursdays, 101 W. State St., Geneva. It runs until 1 a.m. Cost: Free. Information: flagstonecrafts.com.

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

DEC. 28

THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: $39 to $89. Information: arcadalive.com.

DEC. 31

CLUB ARCADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY WITH DIVA MONTELL: 8 p.m., 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Montell will appear with the This Is It dance band at the speakeasy throwback. The night offers dancing, buffet dinner, open bar and champagne toast. Cost: $175 per person. Information: arcadalive.com.

JAN. 12

BUNCO CHARITY FUNDRAISER: 7:15 p.m., Batavia Moose Lodge, 1535 S. Batavia Ave. It’s presented by the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation, which describes it as a fun night of rolling dice and flashing back to the ‘80s, all to benefit children and families. All participants must be at least age 21. Appetizers, snacks and desserts will be offered, and a cash bar will be available.​ Cost: $30 per person or $100 per table of four, if ordered in advance; tickets cost $35 per person at the door, opening at 6:30 p.m. Information: bataviamothersclub.org/events/bunco-charity-event, bunco@bataviamothersclub.org​ or 630-282-3153.

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