Diversions: 4 picks for the upcoming week
Updated: April 13, 2012 9:14AM
1. Opening night wine and cheese reception for “Art is … Lasting Landscape” will be held from 5-8 p.m. April 13 at the Deer Path Art League & Gallery, located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. The exhibit of traditional images, on display through May 25, features unique use of color and technique by landscape artists. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; Saturdays by appointment. Call (847) 234-3743 or visit www.deerpathartleague.org.
2. “Footloose” will be presented by Jr. Encore Theatre at 7 p.m. April 13-15 at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St., Libertyville. When Ren and his mother move to a small town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for is a ban on dancing. Admission is $10. Call (847) 708-8880 or visit www.encoretheatre.net.
3. BG Singers present “Goin’ Places” at 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 3 p.m. April 15 at the Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center, One Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. Tickets in advance are $17, $16 for children under 12 and senior citizens. Tickets are $18 at the door. For tickets, visit www.bigdealproductions.org.
4. Ela Area Public Library’s annual Spring Book Review Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. April 19 at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove. Book dramatist Barbara Rinella will bring to life The Paris Wife, Paula McLain’s novel that captures the voice and heart of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, as she struggles with her roles as a woman and tries to find her place in the intoxicating and tumultuous world of Paris in the 1920s. Tickets are $55 and must be purchased in advance. For information, call (847) 438-3433 or visit www.eapl.org.