Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Oct 2009

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"Chess," presented by the North Shore Theater of Wilmette at 8 p.m. Nov. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21; and 2 p.m. Nov. 8, 15 and 22 in the auditorium of the Wilmette Park District's Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette.

"It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play," based on the Frank Capra film, will be presented by ATC Theatre Company at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette.

International string group Barrage will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Regina Dominican High School auditorium, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette. The group will perform selected numbers with students from three Wilmette schools, including Marie Murphy Middle School, Wilmette Junior High School and Regina Dominican High School.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. (847) 251-7424. Nov. 13, 8 p.m.: The Marcy and Zina Show with special guest Scott Coulter. Dec. 13, 7 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Janis Ian in concert. . Cabaret at the Mette series, at 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Oct. 26: Nan Mason with Terry Higgins.

North Shore Community Bank, 1145 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. October: Wilmette Fine Arts Commission community photography exhibit, "People and Places, from Near and Far," featuring the work of 15 Wilmette photographers, including Carol Battrell, Kate Berman, Cathi Borushek, Sid Condit, Patricia Drazin, Rich Fisher, Howard Gordon, Diane Hamilton, Beth Lambrecht, Jan Loew, Peter Nussbaum, Jody O'Connor, Ron Testa, Pat Velasco and Ellie Weisbard.

Ysla Battrell Studio and Fine Art Gallery, 405 Linden Ave., Wilmette. Through Oct. 28: Sandra Steinbrecher: Photos from Vietnam 2009.

Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. (847) 256-5025. Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: Fourth Monday Readers will discuss Apples and Oranges by Marie Brenner.

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Great Age Series at the Mette Senior Adult Programs features Book Talk with Joyce Schrager. Nov. 19, 10 a.m.: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri.

FUEL, 1222 Washington Court, Wilmette. Storytime with Nili Yelin, the Storybook Mom. Free.

Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. Registration required for all programs, unless noted otherwise. Through Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Lapsit Stories, for children ages 6-18 months accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.: Meeting of the Animeniacs anime club, for youth in grade 6 and up.

Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Oct. 24-Dec. 5: "Alice in Wonderland," presented by the Chicago Kids Company. Performances at 10 a.m. Saturdays (No performances on Oct. 31 or Nov. 28).

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Oct. 17, 9:30 p.m.: Stand-up comedy with Mike Toomey and Ana Belaval.

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, Oct. 29-Nov. 8 at Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. "Politics at Play" film series, followed by discussion led by Jane (Schwalbach) Atlas and Raissa Landor. Nov. 11, 10 a.m., and Nov. 12, 7 p.m.: "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962). Dec. 9, 10 a.m., and Dec. 10, 7 p.m.: "All the President's Men" (1976).

Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. "Outstanding Talents, Outrageous Lives," a series presented by musical biographer Susan Benjamin, featuring stories, film clips and music. Presentations are at 11 a.m. Oct. 20: Bob Fosse. Nov. 24: Doris Day. Dec. 15: Jerome Robbins. Oct. 16, 30 and Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m.: "Rodgers and Hart: The Boys From Manhattan," a lecture series presented by musical theatre historian Charles "Corky" Troy. The life and work of Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart will be explored with music, video, photos and graphics.

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