For your consideration: 4 picks for Aug. 16-23
1. “Enfrascada (A Hoodoo Comedy of Jarring Proportions)” will be presented by 16th Street Theater at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19-22 at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. When a bad break-up leaves Alicia reeling, she turns to her friends and folk magic to ease her pain. Tickets are $25. Visit www.MetropolisArts.com or call (847) 577-2121.
2. Ragtime pianist Reginald Robinson performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 18 as part of the Sanfilippo Foundation 2012 Summer Concert Series at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills. Robinson, a composer, recording artist and lecturer, will play the Sanfilippo 1927 Knabe Concert Grand in an evening of classic and original ragtime, while highlighting the history of ragtime. Doors to the Place de la Musique open at 6:30 p.m. and guests can enjoy the Sanfilippo Collection of antique music machines and phonographs before the concert. Tickets are $65 and must be purchased online at www.placedelamusique.org.
3. New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber will discuss her latest releases, The Inn at Rose Harbor and Angels at the Table, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. Sponsored by the Ela Area Public Library and Lake Forest Book Store, the event includes a light lunch and a copy of her book. The cost to attend is $38. Registration is required; call (847) 438-3433 or visit www.eapl.org.
4. Lincolnshire Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18-19 at the Village Green, Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, with works by 120 juried artists, live music and activities for children. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.