Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 18, 2012 5:09PM
1. Lake County Folk Club’s Concert Stage features Chris Walz, formerly the lead singer and guitarist with the Special Consensus Bluegrass Band, at 7 p.m. May 20 at Aleks’ Restaurant, 525 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff. Singer-songwriter Kourtney Bradfish opens. Admission is $12; $10 for Lake County Folk Club members, students and senior citizens. For information, visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org.
2. An opening reception for “Here Comes Trouble,” an exhibit of 23 works by Chicago painter Bill Frederick, will be held from 7-9 p.m. May 18 at the College of Lake County’s Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Frederick uses simple materials of brush, ink, watercolor and paper, and his work expresses his preoccupations with friends and family, history, geography, and a nagging sense of dread. The exhibit will be on display through June 29. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Visit http://gallery.clcillinois.edu.
3. Rapper Vanilla Ice performs at 8:30 p.m. May 18 at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. His single, “Ice Ice Baby,” was the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard charts. Ages 21-plus show. Tickets are $20-$50. Visit www.viper-alley.com or call (866) 463-3401.
4. Lake Forest Symphony presents “Beethoven Fest” at 8 p.m. May 19 at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Guest artists are Ilya Kaler, violin, Alon Goldstein, piano, and Amit Peled, cello. Tickets are $32-$54, with discounts for senior citizens and students. Call (847) 295-2135 or visit www.lakeforestsymphony.org.