Carpe Weekend: TV, music, collectibles, more
By Jason Freeman firstname.lastname@example.org April 25, 2012 1:59PM
The New Lenox Public Library will host Simpsonology on April 26. | Photo courtesy of Fox
Updated: May 27, 2012 8:08AM
Here are a few weekend events I highly recommend, all of which are infinitely more fun than watching the paint on your apartment walls dry.
Get up and d’oh!
New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, will host Simpsonology at 6:30 p.m. April 26.
Denise Du Vernay, author of the book “The Simpsons in the Classroom: Embiggening the Learning Experience with the Wisdom of Springfield” (McFarland), will discuss how she teaches at the University of St. Francis using the popular Fox series “The Simpsons” as a focus.
The event is free, and registration is preferred.
Information: (815) 485-2605, newlenoxlibrary.org.
The Smithereens will perform at 8 p.m. April 27 at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago.
The band made its debut in 1980 and was signed to Enigma Records in 1986. The band’s most recent album, “Smithereens 2011,” was released last year.
Tickets are $39 and available at beverlyartcenter.org, (773) 445-3838 or the center’s box office at 111th Street and Western Avenue, Chicago.
Midlothian American Legion Post 691 will host its Military Collectibles Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at the post, 14817 S. Pulaski Road, Midlothian.
Attendees will be able to buy, sell or trade military collectibles.
Admission is $5 for the general public and free for those with a military identification. Food also will be sold.
Information: Dave Twombly, (708) 813-0280, or Paul Klimczak, (708) 906-1187.
Drink the elixir
Governors State University will host a performance of the comic masterpiece “The Elixir of Love” at 4 p.m. April 29.
The performance is part of the Center for Performing Arts’ Opera Up Close series, which features singers performing opera classics in intimate settings complete with cabaret-style audience seating and a European cafe menu of coffee and desserts.
Tickets are $37. Buy-one-get-one-free single tickets are available at the box office two hours prior to curtain, for one hour only, based on availability.
Information: (708) 235-2222 (single tickets) or (800) 386-6321 (group tickets).