Diversions: 4 picks for July 19-26
Updated: July 23, 2012 9:45AM
1. Fast Eddie & the Corvettes perform ’50s-’70s rock at 6:30 p.m. July 26 at the Harrer Park Pavilion, 6250 Dempster St., Morton Grove. The event also features a car and motorcycle show and food concessions by Charhouse Grill. Visit www.mortongroveparks.com.
2. “Little House by the Shores of Silver Lake,” based on By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder, plays through July 28 at Gorilla Tango’s Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie. The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets are $11; $9 for students and seniors. Call (773) 598-4549 or visit www.gorillatango.com.
3. Northwestern University Summer Chorus presents “Vibrant Voices of the World” at 7:30 p.m. July 24 at Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston. The program includes works by John Rutter, Eric Whitacre, Stephen Paulus and Aaron Copland, as well as Celtic, Latin American and North American folk music. Tickets are $6; $4 for students. Call (847) 467-4000.
4. Big Greek Food Fest of Niles, July 20-22 on the grounds of St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 7373 Caldwell Ave., Niles. Hours are 5 p.m.-midnight Friday and 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday and Sunday. The event features Greek dishes such as roast lamb, spanakopita and Athenian chicken, as well as authentic Greek pastries. There will also be cooking demonstrations, live music, dancing, children’s activities, and church tours. Admission is $2; $1 for senior citizens; free for children. Visit www.biggreekfoodfestofniles.org.