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The Arts Events


CLC continues to offer diverse audience opportunities reflecting our ongoing campus life and arts programs. Most events are free to the public.

Art by David Linniweh

February 12 - March 19
Faculty Exhibition 2021
Robert T. Wright Community Center

A collection of up-to-the-moment masterpieces from the college’s fine art and digital media faculty.

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Importance of Being Earnest

March 4, 7:30 p.m.
March 5, 10 a.m.
March 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Importance of Being Earnest
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Brian J. Gill

Hailed as one of the funniest plays in the English language, this brilliant comedy of manners follows the antics of two bachelors, Jack and Algernon, as they pursue true love and the perfect cucumber sandwich. Both men take the alias of “Earnest” in order to capture the hearts of Gwendolyn and Cecily, but quickly discover that maintaining double identities is more challenging than they expected. When it all starts to unravel, comic mayhem ensues.

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March 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
THE RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

The most famous bagpipe band on the planet! A groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems proudly dubbed "bagrock," featuring pipers, guitarists, keyboardists and drummers.

Free Pre-Recorded Virtual Concert!

To register, call the James Lumber Center box office at (847) 543-2300 or send an email to clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu.


Pottery by Diane Moreno

March 18 - April 16
Skyway Juried Collegiate Art Competition 2021
Robert T. Wright Community Center

This year the prestigious annual Skyway Juried Art Competition will be hosted by the College of Lake County. Jurors select the best works from eight colleges to be included in Skyway 2021.


March 20, 7 p.m.
International Film Showing: I Lost My Body
France, 2019
Academy Awards Nominee for Best Animated Feature

Viewed on Netflix followed by a Zoom discussion

A pizza delivery guy arrives forty minutes late, but nevertheless has a promising chat over the intercom with the woman who ordered it. A severed hand escapes from a laboratory and makes its way across Paris in search of its owner. I Lost My Body combines a characterbased story with a unique adventure tale.

“one of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen.” — Variety

Registration details coming soon


Nicole Chung

March 31, 3 p.m.
Literary Writing Workshop: Author Nicole Chung

Nicole Chung is the author of the nationally bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know (Catapult, US; Pushkin Press, UK). Named a Best Book of the Year by two dozen publications, All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, an Indies Choice Honor Book, and an official Junior Library Guild Adult Crossover Selection.

Register to the workshop via Zoom

Nicole Chung

April 1, 7 p.m.
Literary Reading: Author Nicole Chung

Nicole Chung is the author of the nationally bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know (Catapult, US; Pushkin Press, UK). Named a Best Book of the Year by two dozen publications, All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, an Indies Choice Honor Book, and an official Junior Library Guild Adult Crossover Selection.

Register to the literary reading via Zoom


PlayOn! logo

April 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m.
April 11, 2 p.m.
April 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m.
Play On!
A CLC Student Showcase

Play On! is a celebration of student creativity, talent and achievement. Join CLC students as they showcase their abilities as actors, directors, stage managers, designers and technicians. Ideas for the showcase are solicited in the fall semester and students produce the work in the spring. It might be a full-length play, an evening of one-acts or even an original script–the students will decide!


Hope by Ivan Almazo

April 9 - May 14
40th Annual Student Art Show
Robert T. Wright Community Center

This annual juried CLC student is a celebration of drawing, painting, design, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design and animation from fine art and digital media and design majors.


Robert Neary playing the guitarApril 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
SO GOOD: THE NEIL DIAMOND EXPERIENCE

Robert Neary, Broadway, television and motion picture actor, captures the nuances of Neil Diamond’s signature vocals in this unforgettable tribute to one of the most popular and successful recording artists of all time, complete with life stories and classic songs.

Free Pre-Recorded Virtual Concert!

To register, call the James Lumber Center box office at (847) 543-2300 or send an email to clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu.


April 20, 7 p.m.
International Film Showing: Elena
Russia, 2012
Viewed on Netflix followed by a Zoom discussion

Elena lives in Moscow, but she occupies two different, equally painful worlds. She’s the second wife of a wealthy man, but they don’t sleep in the same bed. She regularly takes the train to her extended family, but they pressure her with their money problems. When the man has a heart attack, an estranged daughter enters the picture and the issue of inheritance complicates matters further.

“sharp, surprising turns … catapult the film in an unexpected direction. It’s an austere Russian drama with shades of Hitchcock.” — The AV Club

Registration details coming soon


April 22, 7 p.m.
Willow Review
Literary Magazine Launch & Reading

2021 Illinois Featured Authors:
Jennifer Brown Banks and Poets
United to Advance the Arts

Contributors to CLC’s award-winning literary magazine, Willow Review, will read from their original poetry and prose. Copies of the 48th issue will be available for mail order sales. Willow Review is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


Fear No Art Festival performers on stage

April 23, 7:30 p.m.
April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Fear No Art Festival

The Annual Fear No Art festival is a lively celebration featuring a variety of emerging choreographers, dancers, musicians, singers, actors and poets. This festival plays a vital role in supporting the artistic development and work of both our college students and our community artists at large.

Registration details coming soon

Into the Woods

May 17 & 18
Into the Woods Auditions

Open to the community

Details coming soon