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Weekend Life

Entertainment options abound in Kane County

The Jeff Hedberg Trio will perform March 22 at Water Street Studios in Batavia.
The Jeff Hedberg Trio will perform March 22 at Water Street Studios in Batavia.

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.

MARCH 14

GENEVA HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTING “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: 7 p.m. March 14 to 16, school auditorium, 416 McKinley Ave. Cost: $10 to $25, more at the door. Information: Tickets at genevatheatreboosters.org.

EVENTS RANGING FROM CHILDREN’S SHOWS TO ROCK BANDS ARE PART OF THE MAINSTAGE THEATER LINEUP AT PHEASANT RUN RESORT: 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. “The Three Little Pigs” will be presented by Chicago Kids Company on March 14, 15, 19 to 21 and 27 to 30. The one-hour musical adaptation is recommended for children ages 2 to 10. The Moods band will appear at 8 p.m. March 15. A tribute to Pink Floyd by In the Flesh will begin at 8 p.m. March 16. A fairy tale lunch preceding a performance of “Shrek” will be offered March 23, 24, 30 and 31, joined by characters in the Jambalaya restaurant. “Shrek – The Musical” will be staged March 22 to 31, presented by point2productions, part of Schaumburg on Stage. Dinner-and-show packages are available for most performances. Information: pheasantrun.com/entertainment/mainstage-theater, 630-584-6300, pheasantrun.com.

STAGEWORKS PRESENTING “ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.”: 7 p.m. March 14 and 15 and at 3 and 6 p.m. March 16 and 17, 204 Dearborn Court, unit 104, Geneva. Cost: $20. Information: www.StageworksTheatreArts.com.

A GALLERY EXHIBIT BY CLAYMIRTH CALLED “BENCHMARKS”: Through March 29, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. Founded in 1999 at Fine Line, ClayMirth is a collective of ceramics artists who create both functional and decorative pieces. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cost: Free admission. Information: fineline.org, 630-584-9443.

EARL & THE AGITATORS WILL BE PART OF THE CLUB ARCADA LINEUP: 7:30 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. The group will be followed by Rosie & The Rivets at 9 p.m. March 15; the Nick Pontarelli Band at 9 p.m. March 16; and a Comedy Night with Vito Zatto at 9 p.m. March 22. Information: arcadalive.com.

TEN RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN A WINTER SOUP TASTING BENEFIT: 6 to 9 p.m., Bar Evolution and The Tea Tree, 27 and 29 N. River St., Batavia. Participating Batavia restaurants are Tusk, Gaetano’s, Daddio’s Diner, River’s Edge, Aquaviva, Crabby Boil, Gammon Coach House, Enticing Cuisine, Salsa Verde and Pub 56. It benefits Batavia United Way. Beverages will be available for purchase. Cost: $20 covers 3-ounce samples of all soups, with bread and crackers. Information: Tickets at bataviaunitedway.org, Tea Tree or at the door.

“THE PRODUCERS” MUSICAL: through March 17, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. A critically acclaimed production of “The Producers,” the Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, is helmed by award-winning Artistic Director Jim Corti. The show is suggested for adults age 18 and older. Cost: $36 to $69. Information: paramountaurora.com, 630-896-6666.

MARCH 15

“MARY POPPINS JR.,” A PLAYHOUSE 38 YOUTH PRODUCTION: 7 p.m. March 15, 16, 22 and 23, and 3 p.m. March 16, 17, 23 and 24, Playhouse 38, 321 Stevens St., suite P, Geneva. The show captures the adventures of the Banks family and their magical nanny. Early ticket purchase is recommended. Cost: $10. Information: Tickets at genevaparks.org, Sunset Community Center and Stephen Persinger Recreation Center or by calling 630-232-4542.

FOGHAT WITH SAVOY BROWN WILL BE PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Information: arcadalive.com.

RECYCLED PERCUSSION: 7:30 p.m., Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1399 W. Wilson St. Recycled Percussion has been on “America’s Got Talent.” Cost: $27 to $44. Information: BataviaFineArtsCentre.org, 630-937-8930.

“SCATTER THE PIGEONS”: 8 p.m. March 15 and 16 and 3 p.m. March 17, Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. In “Scatter the Pigeons,” lives are upended when a real estate developer threatens to buy the Citron Court Trailer Park. Amid fears, fights and flying meatballs, Maddie and her friends attempt to celebrate her birthday, and search for a foothold of happiness in their uncertain futures. The comedy-drama of loss and love by Gary McGowan is directed by Marge Uhlarik-Boller. Cost: $22 to $28. Information: steelbeamtheatre.org, 630-587-8521.

ART EXHIBITIONS: Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday through April 6, Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Featured are new works by found object sculptor Joe Milosevich and abstract painter Richard DeVeau, who explore the use of text in “Writing on the Wall.” The upstairs gallery shows ceramic works by Ellen Judson and Marcy Rogge in “Clay on the Wall.” Cost: Free admission, with $5 donation suggested. Information: waterstreetstudios.org.

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DANCERS FROM THE ST. CHARLES AND GENOA LOCATIONS OF THE BETH FOWLER SCHOOL OF DANCE IN PROKOFIEV’S “CINDERELLA”: March 15 to 17, Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb. Curtain is at 7 p.m. March 15; 2 and 7 p.m. March 16; and 2 p.m. March 17. The 25th anniversary production includes receptions after each performance. Every child’s ticket is an invitation to meet Cinderella onstage after the show, where photos may be taken in the pumpkin coach. Among local performers are Abby Lewis of St. Charles as one of Cinderella’s stepsisters; Kaitlynn Rollo of South Elgin as the stepmother; Brooke Baurer of Geneva as the court jester; and Mia Herman, Anne Fritsch and Brooke Bend, all of St. Charles. Cost: $21 for adults and $15 for children ages 4 to 12. Information: Tickets at BethFowlerDanceCompany.com, box office at 815-758-1225 or at the door one hour before performances.

MARCH 16

COMEDIAN JOHN CAPONERA: 9:45 p.m., Zanies Comedy Club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Information: st-charles.zanies.com.

THE HOME SHOWS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 and 17, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Information: 630-385-4000, ChicagoHomeShow.net.

MAJORS JUNCTION: 9 p.m., Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 40W290 La Fox Road, Campton Hills. The noted country honky-tonk and bluegrass band will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Information: otpwasco.com, 630-513-4240.

MARCH 17

ACAPPELLAGO’S “ESCAPE TO ALL THE RIGHT PLACES” CONCERT: 4 p.m., Congregational Church of Batavia, 21 S. Batavia Ave. It also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31 St., Oak Brook. The a cappella chamber choir, which will take the audience on a trip around the globe, is known for programming that spans classical music, gospel, jazz and pop. Cost: $17, $15 for students and seniors. Information: acappellago.org, 708-484-3797.

MARCH 19

SPRING CLEANING WITH DoTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS: 6:30 p.m., Heritage Prairie Farm, 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn. Cost: $15, including two cleaning products. Information: Email reservations to lcpelka@gmail.com; heritageprairiefarm.com.

MARCH 22

LIVE ART SERIES’ WDCB JAZZ NIGHT WITH JEFF HEDBERG TRIO: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Hedberg is a Chicago-based jazz vocalist, flugelhorn/trumpet player, band leader and educator. Cash bar with special cocktail is provided through Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. Early ticket purchase is recommended. Information: waterstreetstudios.org.

RECEPTION FOR “ARTICULATION, A VISUAL DIALOGUE BY ARTISTS POSTIGLIONE, SHAW, SHIPPERLEY AND STANNUGA”: 4 to 7 p.m., Haven Interiors Studio Gallery, 15 S. Third St., Geneva. It will offer catered appetizers, live music and artist and curator insights. A percentage of all art sales will be donated to Geneva Community Chest. The show runs from March 16 to May 25. Information: haveninteriorsltd.com; culturalconnection@comcast.net.

AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED FILM “ROCKS IN MY POCKETS”: 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St. Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. She has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business and Eastern European upheaval, producing a poignant, often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival. The film is part of the monthly program sponsored by the UUSG Social Justice Team. One can sign up to receive email about future programs. Cost: Free. Information: www.uusg.org/friday-flicks.

FELIX CAVALIERE AND GENE CORNISH’S RASCALS: 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The founders of The Rascals team up again to deliver their hits. Cost: $45 to $60. Information: paramountaurora.com, 630-896-6666.

MARCH 23

THE MIDTOWN MEN: 3 and 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The artists will bring their favorite Sixties hits from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. Cost: $45 to $60. Information: paramountaurora.com, 630-896-6666.

MARCH 24

THE ALTERNATIVE JAZZ QUINTET ZAZZ: 2 p.m., Norris Cultural Arts Center Gallery, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. The group will perform jazz standards, show tunes and original compositions. Cost: $25 at the door or $20 for students; $5 less if purchased online. Information: norrisculturalarts.com, 630-584-7200.

MARCH 25

HABITAT WORKDAY: 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Fermilab Natural Areas, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Participants learn about ecology and the environment. No experience is required, but dress for the weather and outdoor work. In the winter, volunteers process native seed mixes and remove invasive woody plants. All tools and safety equipment are provided. Simply show photo ID to security guard at entrance and meet in Lederman Science Center parking lot. Rain, heavy snow or hazardous weather will cancel event. Information: fermilabnaturalareas.org.

“ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY ACTIONS” EXHIBIT: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, St. Charles History Museum, 215 E. Main St. It explores newly discovered local connections to the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement of the mid-1800s. The exhibit focuses on local folk artist and radical abolitionist Sheldon Peck, exploring his previously unknown connections to regional abolitionist figures, whose work played a crucial role in providing freedom-seekers coming from Southern slave states with a safe avenue to new homes in the Great Lakes area. Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per family. Information: stcmuseum.org or 630-584-6967.

MARCH 28

QUEEN OF HEARTS DRAWING NIGHTS: Thursdays until Aug. 15, Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St., Elburn. Bar opens at 4:30 p.m. Information: elburnpost630@gmail.com, 630-365-6530.

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.

NATIVE ART EXHIBIT: Through April 26, Schingoethe Center in Hill Welcome Center at Aurora University, 1315 Prairie St., Aurora. The exhibit “Becoming – Transformations in American Indian Art” includes Schingoethe contemporary works by some of the nation’s most important American Indian artists. Also on display are story quilts from the National Museum of Mexican Art. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, staying open until 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: Free. Information: aurora.edu/museum, auartsandideas.com.

MARCH 29

FARMERS MARKETS: Fridays and Saturdays, TriCities. They are held from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Gaetano’s restaurant, 15 E. Wilson St., Batavia; and 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturdays at First Congregational Church of Geneva, 327 Hamilton St. Information: bakermemorialchurch.org, downtownbatavia.com, geneva-green-market.org.

TWO BROTHERS ARTISAN SPIRITS DISTILLERY TOURS: 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway (Route 25), Aurora. No reservations are taken, but check in at host stand. Cost: Free. Information: 630-264-2739, twobrothersbrewing.

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