Diversions: 4 picks for the upcoming week
Updated: April 27, 2012 4:18PM
1. Stained Glass Coffeehouse features Kim and Reggie Harris performing contemporary folk music and traditional African-American spiritual and freedom songs at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Congregational Church of Deerfield, 225 Wilmot Road. Amy Dixon-Kolar opens. $15 donation; proceeds benefit local and international charities. Visit www.stainedglasscoffeehouse.com.
2. “Women in Business Helping Women in Crisis” family concert benefit, 3-7 p.m. April 29 at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. The all-ages event includes dinner, entertainment and bowling, with music by the Chicago Women in the Blues, featuring keyboardist Joan Gand & the Blue Road Band and vocalists Peaches Staten, Vivian Vance Kelly, Shirley King (daughter of BB King), Liz Mandeville and Donna Herula. Tickets are $45. Visit www.emergencyfund.org.
3. Lauren Fox, former freelance writer turned novelist, will read from her new book, Friends Like Us, at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Books for signing will be available for purchase. Call (847) 362-2330 or visit www.cooklib.org.
4. Fear No Art, 7:30 p.m. April 27-28 and 2 p.m. April 29 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. The festival includes original choreography by CLC students and faculty using many styles of dance, including ballet, belly dancing, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance. Fear No Art will also feature vocalists, a videographer, poets, pianists, and displays of visual art in the lobby. $10 general admission; $8 seniors; $4 for children under 12. Call (847) 543-2300 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets.