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Music

Entertainment options abound in Kane County

VOICE OF 'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY'
WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 25
COST AND INFO: $49 to $99; arcadalive.com
ABOUT: The Ultimate Queen Celebration will feature Marc Martel, the voice, in part, of Freddie Mercury in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" film. Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May handpicked Martel to take on the lead vocals for their Queen tribute tour. Other shows at the Arcada include Heartache Tonight in a tribute to The Eagles at 7:30 p.m. April 18; Wishbone Ash featuring Dinosaur Exhibit at 8 p.m. April 19; WAR at 8 p.m. April 20; and Broken Arrow in a tribute to Neil Young at 8 p.m. April 26.
VOICE OF 'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY' WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles WHEN: 7:30 p.m. April 25 COST AND INFO: $49 to $99; arcadalive.com ABOUT: The Ultimate Queen Celebration will feature Marc Martel, the voice, in part, of Freddie Mercury in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" film. Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May handpicked Martel to take on the lead vocals for their Queen tribute tour. Other shows at the Arcada include Heartache Tonight in a tribute to The Eagles at 7:30 p.m. April 18; Wishbone Ash featuring Dinosaur Exhibit at 8 p.m. April 19; WAR at 8 p.m. April 20; and Broken Arrow in a tribute to Neil Young at 8 p.m. April 26.

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April 18

BOOKS BETWEEN BITES: Noon, Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Focused on Chicago legends, journalist Rick Kogan will discuss his father, newspaperman and author Herman Kogan, as well as playwright, journalist and novelist Ben Hecht, his dad’s idol. People can bring lunch or order it at Chapters Coffeehouse & Cafe in the library. Cost: Free. Information: booksbetweenbites.com.

PASTA ART DENTE – A FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY BATAVIA KIWANIS: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Riverview Banquets, 1117 N. Washington Ave. (Route 25), Batavia. There will be all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert, plus art and performances by students in Kiwanis Club of Batavia’s Student Leadership Programs. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12, free for younger children; a to-go family dinner for four costs $30. Information: facebook.com/batkiwanis.

COMEDIAN DOUGIE ALMEIDA: April 18 to 20, Zanies Comedy Club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The club is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Coming up will be Josh Blue, winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” on May 17; and “Mr. Showtime” David Scott on May 18. Information: st-charles.zanies.com.

A MURDER MYSTERY LUNCH WILL BE PART OF THE CLUB ARCADA LINEUP: 12:30 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. The Rhythm Rockets will be featured at 8:45 p.m. April 19, followed by The Flat Cats at 9 p.m. April 20; an improv murder mystery at 7 p.m. April 25; and the Nick Pontarelli Band at 9 p.m. April 26. Information: arcadalive.com.

THE “ARTICULATION” EXHIBITION: Through May 25, Haven Interiors Studio Gallery, 15 S. Third St., Geneva. “ARTiculation” is a visual dialogue by artists Corey Postiglione, Kathie Shaw, George Shipperley and Ted Stanuga. A percentage of all art sales will be donated to Geneva Community Chest. Information: haveninteriorsltd.com; culturalconnection@comcast.net.

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.

OIL PASTEL EXHIBIT BY YELLOW HOUSE ARTISTS, COMPRISED OF MEMBERS FROM ACROSS KANE AND BEYOND: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 19, Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Yellow House Artists was founded in St. Charles. Area artists are Deann Alleman, Nancy Churvis and Michael Lejcar, all of Batavia; Mary Enck of Geneva; and Jim Foght, Chris Hayman, Rupali Kumbhani and Teri Tossey, all of St. Charles. Cost: Free. Information: yellowhouseartists.com, yellowhouseartists@yahoo.com.

APRIL 19

ALBRIGHT TO STAGE “NOISES OFF”: 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20, Albright Community Theatre, third floor of Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave. A revered farce, “Noises Off” presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” The show is rated PG. Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Information: albrighttheatre.com, 630-406-8838.

COREY DENNISON BAND: 9:30 a.m. April 19 and May 17, The House Pub, 16 S. Riverside Drive, St. Charles. Cost: $5 cover. Information: thehousepub.com.

ROCKIT45: 9 p.m., Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 40W290 La Fox Road, Campton Hills. The Frizz will appear at 9:30 p.m. April 20. The Leadfoot Band melds bluegrass, rock and funk at 9:30 p.m. April 26. Information: otpwasco.com, 630-513-4240.

INDOOR FARMERS MARKETS: Fridays and Saturdays in Batavia and St. Charles. They are held from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Gaetano’s restaurant, 15 E. Wilson St., Batavia. In Geneva, the outdoor French Market has reopened from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at the train station parking lot. Information: bakermemorialchurch.org, downtownbatavia.com.

“THESE SHINING LIVES” PLAY: 8 p.m. April 19 and 20, The Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 S. Water Street Mall, just off Route 25, in downtown Aurora. Based on the true story of the women who worked at the Radium Dial Company in Ottawa, Illinois, Melanie Marnich’s play chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day. Reservations are recommended. Cost: $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, with discounts for military and local police and fire personnel. Information: riverfrontplayhouse.com, 630-897-9496.

APRIL 21

THE FRENCH MARKET BY BENSIDOUN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, train station parking lot in Geneva, off South and Fourth streets. Information: bensidounusa.com.

APRIL 22

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.

APRIL 24

BUNCO NIGHT FUNDRAISER BY GENEVA WOMEN’S CLUB: 6 to 9 p.m., Eaglebrook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. The master of ceremonies will be Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns. The event will have raffle prizes, door prizes, complimentary food, cash bar and wine pull. Cost: $35. Information: 630-492-1188, genevawomensclub@gmail.com, genevawomensclub.org.

“AUGUST RUSH – THE MUSICAL”: April 24 to June 2, with performances Wednesday through Sunday, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The world-premiere show is based on the film about a musically gifted orphan and the search for his birth parents. The cast members are both actors and orchestra, and will play all instruments live on stage. It’s directed by Broadway’s Tony Award-winning John Doyle. Cost: $36 to $69. Information: ParamountAurora.com, 630-896-6666 or at box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

APRIL 26

ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27, varied sites in St. Charles. It will raise funds for STC Underground. Information: Call the STC Underground teen center at 630-513-4321 or visit stcunderground.com/community-garage-sale.

R&B ARTIST TROY QUIN’TON (“LOVE WON’T LET ME WAIT”): 7:30 p.m., Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., across from Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Cost: Free, with donations accepted. Information: To request reserved seating, email tquinton@troyquinton.com; paramountaurora.com, troyquinton.com.

GENEVA CITYWIDE ABC GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27, participating locations throughout Geneva. Cost: $30 for sellers. Information: geneva.il.us/calendar.aspx?EID=2122, 630-232-6060.

APRIL 27

NATIONAL CIVIL WAR, COLLECTOR ARMS AND MILITARY SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., DuPage County Fairgrounds, Manchester and County Farm roads, Wheaton. Items span the Civil War, Revolutionary War, Indian Wars and recent war eras. Cost: $9 per adult, free for children 16 and younger. Information: Zurko Promotions at 715-526-9769 or chicagocivilwarshow.com.

BATAVIA MOTHERS’ CLUB’S FOX TROT 5K/10K RUN/WALK: 8 a.m., gathering at Peg Bond Pavilion off Houston Street and Island Avenue, downtown Batavia. Cost: $30. Information: bataviamothersclub.org.

NOTHING BUT TREBLE, A WOMEN’S CHORAL ENSEMBLE: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 240 Standish St., Elgin. The “An American Tapestry” program will celebrate some of America’s greatest composers, singers and arrangers through the decades. The ensemble’s motto is “Strong Women’s Voices United in Song.” Cost: A free will offering is taken and donations are made to charitable causes. Information: nbtchorus.com/performances.

MAY 1

DEADLINE OF MAY 1 FOR REGISTRATION FOR PAINT THE PAVEMENT – A CHALK FEST TAKING PLACE DURING THE ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW: May 25 and 26, downtown St. Charles. The fine art show features the juried work of 100 artists, presented by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. Information: downtownstcharles.org/dscp_events/paint-the-pavement.

MAY 2

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.

MAY 3

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.

MAY 4

HERITAGE PRAIRIE FARM ORGANIC PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 and 11, at the farm store, 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn. Dave’s Slow Food Truck will be on hand the first date. Information: heritageprairiefarm.com, 630-443-5989.

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. Volunteers have been processing native seed mixes and removing 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 or hazardous weather will cancel event. Information: fermilabnaturalareas.org.

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