Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: June 1, 2012 10:05AM
1. “[title of show],” a Broadway musical about creating a Broadway musical, through June 10 at Northlight Theatre, in the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Curtain times are Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (except June 10). Tickets are $25-$65; Young Adult tickets (25 and under) $10. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.northlight.org.
2. Chroma Chamber Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. June 3 at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The program includes Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat,” with WFMT’s Peter Van De Graaff, narrator, CSO musicians and members of Concert Dance Inc.; and the world premiere of David Crane’s “Ode to the Telegraph.” Tickets are $32; $27 seniors; $20 students. Call (847) 905-1500, ext. 108, or visit www.musicinst.org.
3. One Direction performs in support of its debut album, “Up All Night,” at 7:30 p.m. June 2 at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed do not include service fees. For information, visit www.allstatearena.com. Parking is $20, cash only.
4. Author and educator David Witter discusses his recent book, Oldest Chicago, at 7 p.m. June 6 at the Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton St., Niles. The slide lecture highlights historic sites and the oldest business enterprises still to be found in Chicago, remarkable for having survived demolition and avoided extinction for decades. Visit www.nileslibrary.org.