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Kane home to world-class car show, corn boil, theater, comedy

WHERE: Along South Third Street in downtown Geneva
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25
COST AND INFO: Free to spectators;
ABOUT: Geneva Concours D'Elegance is preceded by special events, all part of the fundraising that this year benefits the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. The world-class display will include antique, classic and modern automobiles. For 2019, a special focus will include Stutz, Allard, fin-tailed automobiles, the centennial of Bentley and the Sports Car Club of America's Diamond Anniversary. Also displayed will be vehicles on bordering cross streets.
GENEVA CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE WHERE: Along South Third Street in downtown Geneva WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 COST AND INFO: Free to spectators; ABOUT: Geneva Concours D'Elegance is preceded by special events, all part of the fundraising that this year benefits the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. The world-class display will include antique, classic and modern automobiles. For 2019, a special focus will include Stutz, Allard, fin-tailed automobiles, the centennial of Bentley and the Sports Car Club of America's Diamond Anniversary. Also displayed will be vehicles on bordering cross streets.

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AUG. 22

COMIC RALPHIE ROBERTS: Aug. 22 to 24, Zanies comedy club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. WGN’s Steve Cochran & Friends [including John Dacosse and Mike Toomey] will appear at 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Information: 630-524-0001,

“EQUUS” BY PETER SHAFFER: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23, Albright Community Theatre, 100 N. Island Ave., third floor of Batavia Government Center. Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of hysteria. To the boy’s parents, it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart, it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation. The show has adult content and contains brief nudity. Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Information: 630-406-8838,

KANE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m., Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St. After a short business meeting, Jennifer Warner will speak on “Locating Your Confederate or Union Civil War Ancestors.” She is president of DuPage County Genealogical Society, website chairman of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, and Chapter Regent of the Anan Harmon Chapter, NSDAR. Information: 630-204-2199,

MR. MOJO RISIN’ TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 7:30 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. The show is followed by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at 8 p.m. Aug. 23; comedian, actor and singer Jon Lovitz of “Saturday Night Live” fame at 8 p.m. Aug. 24; guitarist Robben Ford at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24; Frankie Avalon at 3 p.m. Aug. 25; Robert Cray Band at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27; Soulshine in an Allman Brothers tribute at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29; and Big Suit in a tribute to The Talking Heads at 8 p.m. Aug. 30. Information:

R&B LUNCH WITH SAM SAVAGE WILL BE PART OF THE LINEUP: Noon, Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Also on tap will be Tony Ocean and the Turn Back Time band at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22; the band Good Clean Fun at 9 p.m. Aug. 23, appearing with special guests from The Cryan’ Shames (former member Jeff Rutter) and The Buckinghams (current members Dave Zane and Rocky Penn); Diva’s Dance Band at 9 p.m. Aug. 24; Sinatra Sundays featuring Ron’s Family Feast with Lee Stevens at 3 p.m. Aug. 25; Murder Mystery Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 28; No Cover Magic Wednesdays starring Mark & John at 7 p.m. Aug. 28; Jonny Lyons & The Pride at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29; and The Flat Cats at 9 p.m. Aug. 30. 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 has video slot machines. Information:, 630-365-6530.

GENEVA CLASSIC CAR SHOW: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through August, Fourth and James streets behind Kane County Courthouse in downtown Geneva. It also features food and a disc jockey. Cost: Free. Information:

AUG. 23

BHS CORN BOIL: 5 to 7 p.m., Batavia High School, 1201 Main St. The marching band along with dance and cheer members will entertain the fans. Proceeds benefit BHS and Rotolo Middle School athletic programs. Cost: Admission is free, with tickets for meals available online and at the door for $8 for adults, $7 for students, $28 for family of four and $5 for senior citizens age 60 and older. Information:

FUZZLOVE BAND: 9 p.m., Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 40W290 La Fox Road, Campton Hills. It’s influenced by funk, jazz and rock. Sixes & Sevens will appear at 9 p.m. Aug. 24, covering modern rocking country hits. Information:, 630-513-4240.

WEST SUBURBAN PLAYWRIGHT CRAIG GUSTAFSON’S COLLECTION OF SHORT COMIC PLAYS CALLED “FASTING COUGARS”: Now to Aug. 31, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Riverfront Playhouse, 11 S. Water St., downtown Aurora. Cost: $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Information:, 630-897-9496.

STC LIVE! PROVIDING SUMMER FUN: Every Wednesday and Friday evening through Aug. 30, various venues in downtown St. Charles. Information:

OIL PASTEL EXHIBIT: Through Aug. 25, Town Center Gallery at Covenant Living at the Holmstad off Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. The four oil pastel artists are Deann Alleman of Batavia, a former longtime Sugar Grove resident; Carol Kazwick of Downers Grove; Lillian Pagni of Hampshire; and Fran Stilwagner of Geneva. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cost: Free. Information: 630-879-4261.

AUG. 24

POI DOG PONDERING: 8 p.m., RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St. (Route 25), Aurora. Cost: Prices vary. Information:, Paramount Theatre box office at 630-896-6666.

ELGIN KENNEL CLUB ALL BREED DOG SHOW: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25, Kane County Fairgrounds building, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Cost: Free to spectators. Information:

SUGAR GROVE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays into September, village of Sugar Grove Municipal Center parking lot, 10 Municipal Drive. Information:

ECLIPSE-CHICAGO BAND IN PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE: 8 p.m., Pheasant Run Resort’s Mainstage, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: $18. Information:

AIR CLASSICS MUSEUM OF AVIATION: Open for season, Sugar Grove. The museum is one mile west of the Aurora airport entrance at 44W546 Route 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Additional tour dates are offered groups of 10 or more. Cost: $7 for people age 62 and older; $10 for age 16 to 61; $5 for kids age 5 to 15. Information: 630-466-0888,

AUG. 25

FAMILY FUN DAY: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Peck Farm, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. It offers roast marshmallows around the campfire, games and festivities. Picnics are welcome. Cost: $5 per Geneva Park District resident and $7 per nonresident; use code 3611928-02 to register. Information: 630-232-4542 or

AUG. 26

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

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW: Through October, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. It displays works by seven artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cost: Free. Information:

AUG. 27

FAMILY BINGO TO SUPPORT KIWANIS YOUTH PROGRAMS: 6 p.m., Pal Joey’s restaurant, 2030 Main St., Batavia. Proceeds will benefit Youth Service Leadership Programs with Kiwanis of Batavia. Table reservations can be made by calling Pal Joey’s at 630-593-6600. Cards are reusable, using chips instead of daubers. Cards are available for purchase at the door. Cost: $5 per single card and six for $25. Information:

BATAVIA MOTHERS’ CLUB FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS: 7 to 9 p.m., Panera Bread, 154 W. Wilson St., Batavia. It’s a casual way to get to know more about the club, its mission, and the women within the group. In addition to charitable projects, it offers recreational activities for moms, couples and families; and play groups for moms and kids among activities. Members meet the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. from September through May, usually at the Batavia Public Library. The first meeting of the 2019-20 year will be at the library Sept. 4. Information:,

ESSENTIAL OILS AND YOGA MAKE-AND-TAKE WORKSHOP AT HERITAGE PRAIRIE FARM: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn, where the farm store is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Cost: $20. Information: RSVP to Libby at;; check website for dates of dinners at the farm.

AUG. 29

THE 4 C NOTES IN FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS TRIBUTE: 7 p.m., Covenant Living at the Holmstad, Fabyan Parkway and Route 31, Batavia. Featured is John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago’s long-running production of the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys.” Registration is requested. Cost: Free. Information:, 877-367-0554.

ART EXHIBITS: Through Sept. 7, Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. The “Water Street Studios’ Artist Collective Group Show” hangs in the Dempsey Family Gallery and Dave Sobotka’s photography exhibition titled “two-sides” in the upstairs gallery. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. WSSAC members include Jeffrey Brooks, Richard DeVeau, Maureen Gasek, Lisa Goesling, Deborah Glascott, David Hauptschein, Chris Hodge, Kevin Hunter, Lisa Hutler, Anke Korioth, Bill McGrath, Janice Meister, Joe Milosevich, Colin Sherrell, Steve Sherrell, Perry Slade, Carol Weber, David Wensel and Angela Wilson. Cost: Free admission, with a $5 donation encouraged at the door. 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:

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.

AUG. 30

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.

AUG. 31

ALLEY ART FESTIVAL: Noon to 5 p.m., Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora, just west of Route 25. More than 60 artists will offer art, jewelry, pottery and handmade goods. Live music kicks off at noon on the new Agnes Mundy Park stage with Zach Goforth, followed by the Town Band at 3 p.m. and headliner August West at 4 p.m. The PIEproject Foundation offers free yoga at 1 p.m., and Eastern Fire Belly Dance performs at 2 p.m. Information:

APPLE PICKING SEASON: Saturdays and Sundays through October, Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park. One also can visit the shop and bakery open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10.99 per person, which includes a quarter-peck bag of apples; admission is free for children age 2 and younger. Information:, 815-827-5200, ext. 1, to hear which varieties of the 20 grown are available that week.

CONCERT TO BENEFIT STEEL BEAM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m., Steel Beam, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. The “I Hate to See the Summer Go” concert will star folksinger Mark Dvorak, dubbed “Chicago’s official troubadour.” The Steel Beam Theatre is an award-winning professional theater presenting its 18th season. Information: Ticket details at, 630-587-8521.

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.


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:


ART EXHIBIT “COSMIC DESIGN” BY SHANTHI CHANDRASEKAR: Until Oct. 28, Fermilab, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Chandrasekar is a multimedia and multidisciplinary artist with degrees in physics and psychology. Her muse lives where the scientific overlaps with the spiritual. The gallery is free and open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; sign in at the Wilson Hall atrium reception desk. Information:


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:

SEPT. 13

THE TYLER KRIENITZ BAND CAPPING GROOVIN’ IN THE GROVE: 7 p.m., lawn of Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive. The concert is suitable for residents of all ages and attendees may picnic, bring a lawn chair and an adult beverage. The series is presented by the Sugar Grove Arts and Entertainment Committee. In case of a rain cancellation, the show will be rescheduled to the following Sunday afternoon, if possible. Cost: Free. Information: 630-466-4686,,

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