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Kane home to dog show, author events and live music

WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21
COST & INFO: $39 to $59;
ABOUT: Patty Smyth, both with her hit band Scandal and as a solo artist, is a rock 'n' roll star. The mother of six is now back on the road and raring to play. She and the band will perform such classic hits as “The Warrior”, “Only the Young”, “All I Want” and “Another Bad Love." After her show, the veue next will present Pink Floyd Nite with Echoes of Pompeii at 8 p.m. Nov. 22.
PATTY SMYTH AND SCANDAL WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 COST & INFO: $39 to $59; ABOUT: Patty Smyth, both with her hit band Scandal and as a solo artist, is a rock 'n' roll star. The mother of six is now back on the road and raring to play. She and the band will perform such classic hits as “The Warrior”, “Only the Young”, “All I Want” and “Another Bad Love." After her show, the veue next will present Pink Floyd Nite with Echoes of Pompeii at 8 p.m. Nov. 22.

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NOV. 14

MOODY BLUES’ JOHN LODGE WILL BE PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 7:30 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. The show is followed by America with special guest Tom Fuller at 8 p.m. Nov. 15; Bronx Wanderers direct from Las Vegas at 5 p.m. Nov. 17; Patty Smyth and Scandal at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; and Pink Floyd Nite with Echoes of Pompeii, 8 p.m. Nov. 22. Information:

FINAL EXHIBITION OF FOX RIVER PAINTINGS: Through Nov. 15, Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St. A “Fox River Testimony” collection of original Fox River oil paintings is by plein air artist Joel Sheesley, artist-in-residence for The Conservation Foundation’s Art of the Fox program. Sheesley, an emeritus professor of art at Wheaton College, chronicled his experiences with the project in a 160-page coffee table book. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information:; to see works in the series for sale, visit

CERAMICS EXHIBIT: Through Dec. 7, Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. One of two exhibits showcases ceramics by members of the ClayMirth group, ranging from sculptural pieces to functional art for everyday use. Tanya Lunina’s “Melancholy” is in the upstairs gallery. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Cost: Free, with $5 donation suggested. Information:

NOV. 15

RETURN II SOUL: 8 p.m., Villa Verone Ristorante Italiano, 416 Hamilton St., Geneva. Next up at 8 p.m. will be the Family Reunion Band on Nov. 16; Rick Lindy on Nov. 22; and Gil DeLaPaz & PM Kool on Nov. 23. Information: 630-232-2201,

DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS WILL BE PART OF THE LINEUP: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Also on tap will be Sinatra Sundays with Ron’s Family Feast featuring Jack D’Amico at 3 p.m. Nov. 17; $5 cover Magic Wednesdays featuring Ken Mate at 7 p.m. Nov. 20; Murder Mystery Lunch at noon Nov. 21; “Rum and Choke Murder Mystery” at 7 p.m. Nov. 21; and The Flat Cats at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Information:

THE MOODS BAND: 8 p.m., Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 Main St., St. Charles. Next up will be a Beatles tribute by American English at 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Dinner and show packages are available for most performances. Information: Tickets at, 630-584-6300.

CAMPFIRE STORIES & S’MORES: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Red Oak Nature Center, 2343 S. River St. (Route 25), Batavia. Participants can gather around the campfire and listen to legends and lore as they roast their own marshmallows. Registration is required. Information: 630-897-1808,

“AN ELGIN OLD TYME HOLIDAY RADIO SHOW 3”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, Elgin Art Showcase, eighth floor at 164 Division St., downtown Elgin. Sunday shows are interpreted for people with hearing impairment. The production presents three Christmas shows from golden age of radio series – “Our Miss Brooks,” “The Jack Benny Program” and “Fibber McGee and Molly.” Information: Tickets at

THE COMIC DRAMA “DADDIES” BY DOUGLAS GOWER: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 15 to 30, Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 Water Street Mall, downtown Aurora. It takes place during the Christmas season and revolves around George, who has been living with a woman who is divorced with two small children and Carl, the biological father of the children. Cost: $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Information: Reservations at, 630-897-9496.

AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL’S “THE BARD X2” STOPPARD PRODUCTION: 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16, 1255 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. It presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard. Each performance will include a “not-dumb-show” at 6:45 p.m.; they were silent pantomimes that Shakespeare used to explain his plays before they were performed. Cost: $10, with reserved seats at $15. Information: Tickets at the door or in advance at 630-907-0095.

NOV. 16

HEARTSFIELD WILL BE PART OF THE LINEUP: 8 p.m., The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave. (Route 25), downtown Aurora. Opening is Gerald Dowd. Next up will be Dave Sills & His Band, with Dave Ramont opening at 7 p.m. Nov. 17; “The Stars That Hang Above” is the fifth studio record (and first to be released on vinyl) by indie roots rock singer-songwriter Sills. Rebel Soul Revival will play at 8 p.m. Nov. 22. Information:

FOX VALLEY DOG SHOW FOR ALL BREEDS: Beginning early Nov. 16, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Coming up will be the Christmas on the Fox art and craft show presented by Art of the Heartland with 100 exhibitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24. Information: For details on dog show, call 630-246-6980 and on craft show, call 815-564-0994; find schedule of upcoming fairgrounds events by scrolling down at

NOV. 17

WATERLINE WRITERS: 7 p.m., Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. It features poetry by Donna Pucciani, Joan Colby, Jen May and Annie Hex, plus 8:30 p.m. open mic. Water Street Studio’s Winterfest Market takes the place of the December third Sunday event by Waterline. Cost: $5, $3 for students. Information:

NOV. 19

BESTSELLING AUTHOR WILLIAM HAZELGROVE: 1 p.m., St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. He will discuss his latest book, “Wright Brothers, Wrong Story – How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight.” Registration is required. Information: Reference Desk, 630-584-0076, ext. 1, or

NOV. 23

BREAD & ROSES CHORUS: 3 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. With members from the TriCities and beyond, the chorus will sing to benefit Family Service Agency of DeKalb County with their fall concert, “From Bethlehem to The Beatles.” Cost: Free, with donations welcome. 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,

NOV. 25

“THREADS – A LINE FROM THERE TO HERE”: Through Dec. 13, Schingoethe Center of Aurora University, 1315 Prairie St., Aurora. The center’s chief curator Meg Bero of Batavia (who just announced her retirement) and curator Laura Russman co-curated the exhibit. The museum shows 150 historic and contemporary Native American clothing items, shoes, jewelry, bags and hats. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Cost: Free. Information: 630-844-7844,,

HABITAT WORKDAYS: 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Fermilab Natural Areas, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. New are workdays from 9 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. 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:

NOV. 26

ST. CHARLES HISTORY MUSEUM EXHIBIT ON “THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY – THE BOYS SCHOOL OF ST. CHARLES”: Through 2019, 215 E. Main St. It explores the history of the local reformatory and its impact on the boys who attended it. It housed famed Midwest gangster Lester Gillis, aka Baby Face Nelson. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information:, 630-584-6967.

NOV. 29

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.

DEC. 5

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.

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.

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