Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: June 8, 2012 9:15AM
1. The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg, presents “25 Great Years” at 3 p.m. June 10 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The program includes madrigals, part songs by Haydn, Rossini, Schumann and others, folk songs from Bulgaria, Canada, South Africa and England, and show tunes by Ellington and Loesser. Tickets are $15; $10 for seniors; $7 for students. Call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108, or visit www.musicinstituteofchicago.org.
2. Screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975), 9:30 p.m. June 8 at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Chicago TV’s horror/scifi host Undead Johnny and members of “The World of the Weird Monster Show” will perform live in a shadowcast presentation. Mature audiences suggested; no one under 12 will be admitted. Tickets are $10; prop kits on sale for $3 each in lobby before show. Call (847) 251-7424 or visit www.wilmettetheatre.com.
3. Literary critic William Deresiewicz will discuss and sign A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave. Call (847) 432-1573 or visit www.hplibrary.org.
4. “A Little Night Music,” Stephen Sondheim’s musical celebration of love, through July 22 at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Curtain times are Tuesday and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (no performance on July 4); Wednesday matinee at 2 p.m. June 27 only; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (no 6 p.m. show on July 1). Tickets are $45-$75. Call (847) 242-6000 or visit www.writerstheatre.org.