Here are some other events happening from Feb. 10-16 in Aurora, Naperville and Elgin.
Viking ship head on display
“Viking’s Voyage: A 19th Century Ship’s Journey from Norway to Illinois” is on display Feb. 4 to Dec. 22 at the Geneva History Museum in Geneva. Museum hours are 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets are $2-$5. At 113 Third St. 630-232-4951; genevahistorymuseum.org.
A restored nine-foot-tall dragon head and tail of a replica Viking ship that was displayed at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 is on display.
A new exhibit titled “Inspiring Curiosity” is on display through April 7 at the Naper Settlement’s Naper and Heritage Galleries in Naperville. Hours are 10 am-4 pm Tuesdays-Fridays. Tickets are $4-$6. At 523 S. Webster St. 630-420-6010; www.napersettlement.org.
The exhibit features drawings, photographs and more from members of the Naperville Art League based on the theme of curiosity.
The Academy of the Arts will host its annual gala, “Love Will Lead You Back,” at 6 pm Feb. 10 at Yellow Box Theater in Naperville. Tickets are $100-$350. At 1635 Emerson Rd. 630-243-5100; illinoisartsacademy.org/events.
The doors open at 6 pm with a silent auction and open bar. A three-course meal is at 7 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. concert featuring Grammy nominee Taylor Dayne. The theme is ’80s Prom.
Dueling Pianos perform at 7:30 pm Feb. 11 at the Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church in Huntley. Tickets are free. At 10805 Main St. 847-669-9448; shepherdoftheprairie.com.
Professional pianists perform a variety of popular music.
V Day dance party
Soul singer Gerald McClendon performs an evening of R&B standards at 8 pm Feb 11 at The Venue in Aurora. Tickets are $15-$20. At 21 S. Broadway Ave. 331-212-8490; themusicvenue.org.
The Chicago-based singer draws from the era of artists such as Ottis Redding, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Chi-Lites, Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra.
The 1967 classic film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” will show at 7 pm Feb. 13 at the Paramount Theater in Aurora. Tickets are $1. At 23 E. Galena Blvd. 630-896-6666; paramountaurora.com.
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance) star as parents confronting their own intolerance in this landmark movie about interracial marriage.
Annie Alleman is a freelance reporter for the Beacon News.
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