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Entertainment options abound in Kane County

Riverfront Playhouse stages the comedy "Sin, Sex and the CIA" through June 22, with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in downtown Aurora.
Riverfront Playhouse stages the comedy "Sin, Sex and the CIA" through June 22, with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in downtown Aurora.

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MAY 30

JAMES JOHANN: May 30 to June 1, Zanies Comedy Club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. The club is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Information:

QUEEN OF HEARTS WEEKLY DRAWING NIGHTS: Thursdays, Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St. Doors open around 4:30 p.m. The post now has video slot machines. Information:, 630-365-6530.

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

MAY 31

“THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY” PRESENTED BY STEEL BEAM THEATRE: Now to June 16, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The comedy is about four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines. They are drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour. Directed by Bernie Weiler, the cast features Ann Keen, Barb McCaskey, Donna Steele and Paula Tsiagalis. Cost: $22 to $28. Information:

B.B. KING’S BLUES BAND FEATURING MICHAEL LEE FROM “THE VOICE” WILL BE PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Other concerts include Warrant, 8 p.m. June 1; Broadway star Ben Vereen in his one-man show “Steppin’ Out,” 5 p.m. June 2; country star Dwight Yoakam with Desure, 7:30 p.m. June 4; Marrakesh Express tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 8 p.m. June 7; and Herman’s Hermit’s starring Peter Noone, 5 p.m. June 9. Information:

STROMBOLI COOKING CLASS FOR ADULTS: 6 p.m., DRM European Cafe & Delicatessen, 610 E. Main St., St. Charles. It is taught through Baking with Bill the Baker. A Junior Foodies Summer Camp is offered in June. Information:

THE UNDERBELLY HOURS RADIO SHOW BRINGING THREE BANDS TO STAGE: 8 p.m., Pheasant Run Mainstage, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. They are The Darling Suns, Frequilibrium and Captain Coopersmith. Cost: $15 at the door or online, with dinner-show tickets offered online only. Information:

CAUGHT ON CLINE: 9:30 p.m., The House Pub, 16 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles. Next up will be Noah’s Arcade, 9:30 p.m. June 1. Cost: No cover. Information:

RIVERFRONT PLAYHOUSE STAGING “SIN, SEX AND THE CIA” COMEDY: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, now to June 22, 11-13 S. Water Street Mall, Aurora. In a CIA safe-house, somewhere in the mountains of Virginia, a secret meeting is about to take place. Newly discovered oil reserves in the Chagos Islands must be protected from OPEC. One U.S. agent is an inept fool, the other a nymphomaniac, and no one seems to know who the representative of the Chagos Islands is. Information:

DIVA MONTELL’S DANCE BAND IN A BIRTHDAY BASH WILL BE PART OF THE CLUB ARCADA LINEUP: 9 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Also appearing will be Nick@Knight featuring Nick Pontarelli and Gina Knight, 9 p.m. June 1; Sinatra Sundays featuring Ron’s Family Feast and Vince Amore, 3 p.m. June 2; No Cover Magic Wednesdays starring John Measner at 7 p.m. June 5; and Tony Ocean and The Hartbeats, 7:30 p.m. June 6. Information:

THE TIN FIDDLE BAND: 8:30 p.m., Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 40W290 La Fox Road, Campton Hills. The group’s music spans vintage rock, blues, country and their original material. Next up will be Six String Crossing at 9 p.m. June 1. Information:, 630-513-4240.


HERITAGE PRAIRIE FARM STORE: Starting summer hours in June, 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Information:, 630-443-8253.


“EYE OF THE BEHOLDER” FASHION EXHIBIT: Through June 8, Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Designers of all ages from Batavia to Chicago feature their garment-related 2D and 3D artwork; the theme is “Transparency.” Curator is fashion designer Andrea Reynders. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Information:, 630-761-9977.


FOX COUNTRY PLAYERS SEEKS DIRECTORS AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: For upcoming theatrical season, based at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. The season includes two musicals, “Children of Eden,” to be performed Oct. 11 to 13 and 18 to 20, and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” set for April 24 to 26 and May 1 to 3. Rehearsals and performances take place at Waubonsee. All production roles are non-Equity and the director will be paid. Information: People may email resume and complete contact information to


FABYAN WINDMILL OPEN FOR THE SEASON: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 15, on the east side of Fabyan Forest Preserve on Route 25 in Geneva. The 68-foot, five-story windmill was built by Louis Blackhaus, a German craftsman, between 1850 and 1860. It now contains German, Swedish and Dutch millwright work and is one of the few in the world that’s been restored to run off natural wind energy. Private tours are also available. Volunteer millers and docents are sought by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. Information: 630-232-5980.

PADDLEBOAT RIVERBOAT RIDES: Until October, on the Fox River in St. Charles. Now a facility of the St. Charles Park District, the attraction offers weekend rides in May and daily departures from June through August. Information: 630-584-234,


FOX VALLEY FESTIVAL CHORUS: 3 p.m., Rosary High School, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. The chorus presents “Rock, Roll & Remember,” featuring music from the 1950s through 1990s, with highlights from Queen, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Monkees, Earth, Wind & Fire, and “Hair.” A reception will follow. Tickets can be purchased from chorus members or at the door. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and children age 12 and younger. Information:

HEALING GARDENS AT STONE HILL FARM: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 37W249 Dean St., St. Charles. It is open each second Sunday. Optional tai chi in the garden or yoga usually will be offered, with reservations required through the respective instructors. Cost: Garden open for $5 a person and $10 a family; free for cancer survivors. Information: 630-740-2597,


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:


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 CRAFTS: 9 p.m. Thursdays, 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.


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.


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:


“PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS & CASH” REVUE: 7:30 p.m. June 21, Batavia Fine Arts Centre. The rock ’n’ show celebrates the music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. It’s the last touring show of the BFAC season. Cost: $32 to $42. Information:, 630-937-8930.

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