Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: June 8, 2012 9:15AM
1. “After Miss Julie,” presented by Focal Point Theatre Company at 8 p.m. June 7-9 and 2 p.m. June 10 at Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St., Evanston. Miss Julie, a wealthy politician’s daughter, finds herself entangled in a perilous web of class conflict, seduction and betrayal when she spends the evening with her father’s ambitious valet, John, and loyal cook, Christine. Tickets are $20; $15 students and seniors. Visit www.focalpointtheatre.com.
2. Leila Levinson discusses and signs her book, Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 10 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free with museum admission of $12; $8 for students and senior citizens. Reservations recommended. Call (847) 967-4889 or visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.
3. The Northwest Choral Society presents “Shout!”, a concert of popular musical selections from the ‘60s, at 7:30 p.m. June 9 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 766 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines, and at 4 p.m. June 10 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 605 W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect. $20; $15 for students and seniors. A free lecture will be hosted by chorus member John Morrison 45 minutes prior to each concert. Visit www.nwchoralsociety.org or call (224) 585-9127.
4. Edison Park Art Walk, featuring works of art by local youth and professional artists, will be held through June 11 in the business district of Edison Park. A guidebook is available for participants to tour the sculptures, watercolors, photography, digital media and textiles. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 631-0063.