Diversions: 4 picks for the upcoming week
Updated: April 20, 2012 9:12AM
1. “Almost, Maine,” April 20-28 in the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. On a clear midwinter night, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the town’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. $10; $8 for senior citizens. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.
2. The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will present its 11th annual spring concert, “I’ve Heard that Somewhere Before!”, at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. The program includes “Hungarian Rhapsody #2” by Franz Liszt, “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss, Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in Eb Major for Alto Saxophone, and “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $8 for seniors and students. Call (847) 459-2525 or visit www.bgsb.org.
3. “Wrapping It Up” reception for “Maggie Schwarz Kraus ... From the Start,” featuring several current paintings as well as sketchbooks, will be from 1-4 p.m. April 21 at Undercroft Gallery, located in the lower level of the Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan. Call (847) 367-5308.
4. The Second City: Laugh Out Loud Tour, featuring sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 50-plus year history, 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $38. Call (847) 263-6300 or visit www.geneseetheatre.com.