Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 18, 2012 5:23PM
1. Hogeye Folk Arts hosts a concert by Jim Craig & Friends at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Lake Street Church, 607 Lake St., Evanston. $15 general admission; $13 for senior citizens; $5 for students; free for children under 12. Admission may be paid at the door, or by credit card in advance from www.brownpapertickets.com. For information, visit www.hogeyefolkarts.org.
2. “After Miss Julie,” presented by Focal Point Theatre Company through 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. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20; $15 students and seniors; $10 for previews, May 17-18. Visit www.focalpointtheatre.com.
3. Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra presents a pops concert at 3 p.m. May 20 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The program includes Russo: “Street Music: A Blues Concerto,” with soloist Corky Siegel, harmonica; Gould: “American Suite”; and Grofe: “Hollywood Suite.” All seats $50. Call (847) 673-6300 or visit www.svso.org.
4. Circus in Progress — An Evening of Daring New Work, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 19 at The Actors Gymnasium, located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. The performance features professionals from the Chicago area circus community and advanced students from The Actors Gymnasium, as well as the Evanston Children’s Choir, Evanston Dance Ensemble and others. $10-$15. Visit www.actorsgymnasium.com or call (800) 838-3006.