Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 24, 2012 3:30PM
1. “Seven Shades Of Man,” 7:30 p.m. May 25 and 27 and 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 26 at Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. Through songs, individual reflections and a narrator’s observations, the musical explores the conundrum that is man and his volatile relationship with those around him, especially woman. Tickets are $30. Visit www.gorillatango.com or call (773) 598-4549.
2. Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, Robert G. Hasty, conductor, performs at 7:30 p.m. May 31 at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. The program includes selections from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” featuring soloist Frederick L. Hemke, saxophone, and Aaron Copland’s “Music for the Theatre.” Tickets are $6; $4 for students. Call (847) 467-4000 or visit www.pickstaiger.org.
3. “Walk with Children,” a benefit concert for the orphans of the 2011 Japan disaster, will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Music Institute of Chicago Academy alumnus Kai Talim hosts the concert, featuring performances by Academy alumni, current students and friends. Tickets are $15; $10 for students. Call (847) 905-1500.
4. Northwest Chicago Film Society screens “Wild River,” in recent restoration by Twentieth Century Fox, at 7:30 p.m. May 30 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. The 1960 film, directed by Elia Kazan, stars Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick. The evening includes a showing of the short subject “People of the Cumberland,” also directed by Kazan. Admission is $5. For information, visit www.northwestchicagofilmsociety.org.