Four ideas for your upcoming weekend
Updated: January 5, 2012 4:57PM
1. Baroque Band, a period-instrument orchestra, presents “Adventures through the Looking Glass: Tweedledum and Tweedledee” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 in Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Baroque Band principal cellist Craig Trompeter is joined by guest performer, London-based American musician Jennifer Morsches, to perform music by Italian composers Antonio Vivaldi and Nicola Porpora. Tickets are $35; $30 for senior citizens; $15 for students. Call (312) 235-2368 or visit www.baroqueband.org.
2. An opening reception for “Art is Alive in Highland Park” will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 6 at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Attendees can view the finalists and winners of the second annual Art is Alive in Highland Park juried art contest. The exhibit, which is co-sponsored by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission, is on display through Jan. 30. For information, call (847) 432-1888 or visit www.theartcenterhp.org.
3. This Must Be the Band, a Talking Heads tribute band, performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Rogers Park, Chicago. $15 general admission; $25 for reserved seating. For more information, visit www.maynestage.com or call (773) 381-4554.
4. Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alan Heatherington, presents “A Sunday Serenade” at 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The program includes Dvorak: Serenade; Mozart: Serenade No. 12; and Brahms: Serenade No. 2. Tickets are $35-$70, with discounts for senior citizens and students. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.arsviva.org.